Und®rd®iicits and IrsflatIon, Government doesn f f go broke— but pr/Verf© dfteens fill Hempstebd County- Home of the fiowis Khif6 Star Member of the Associated Press VOL. 75—No- 298 ^-10 Pages Newspaper EntofpHst Ass'n. Features IJOPfe, ARKANSAS MONDAY. SEP?EMBER 30,1974 Av. net paid circulation 3months ending March 31.19?4--4 1 080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations* subject to audit. PRICE iOc Spinola steps down JL •• ••...•;.• 'JL . ., ' LISBON, Portugal (AP) Gen. Antonio de Spinola resigned as president of Portugal today, claiming he was powerless lo prevent the country's slide into c-haos and anarchy. The Junta of National Salvation, comprising the military rulers who overthrew the heirs of the Salazar dictatorship last April, quickly appointed as Spinola's successor Gen. Francisco Costa Gomes, long considered the president's top assistant in the junta. Spinola resigned after leftists forced his rightist supporters to cancel a weekend rally in the general's honor. But the underlying causes of Spinola's departure were basic disagreements with the left over the pace with which reforms were being introduced in post-revolutionary Portuguese society. His departure removed the last prominent conservative from the six-months-old government. "I cannot and will not take part'-' in a "betrayal of the spirit of the movement" that brought the military to power, the 64-year-old general declared in a national telecast. He said part of that spirit was a commitment to "harmony among all political beliefs" and added: "This harmony will never be possible when on one hand the declared chiefs of some political parties make appeals to good sense and on the other hand respective active groups choose the (path of psychological warfare through the big news media and even through violence in flagrant negation of liberty." "I find myself facing evidence that the program of the movement of the armed forces is developing in a direction that would result in its own neutralization in a climate of a reversal of moral standards within HARDEST hit victim of inflation, said Housing Secretary James T. Lynn, is the housing industry. Lynn has been meeting with President Ford regularly to brief the Chief Executive on inflation's effect on housing and construction. High court affirms conviction of Ross LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Supreme Court affirmed today Ihe conviction of Andrew Jackson Ross, the former Pope County treasurer convicted of embezzling $41,570 in public fluids in 1971. Ross was sentenced to 21 years in prison after being convicted in Johnson County Circuit Court on a change of venue from Pope County. The $41,570 represented 85 checks which the state alleged Ross converted to his own uses between Jan. 5, 1971 and Dec. 10, 1971. While tried only in connection wilh Ihe $41,570, Ross, according to testimony for the slate, had a shortage of $295,040.61 in the accounts of Ihe Pope Counly treasurer's office. Ross contended on appeal lhal his conviclion should be re- SPINOFF of nuclear research, smoke-sniffing device is designed for home fire protection. Key element of the ceiling fixture, shown without cover, is a sensing unit utilizing the man-made element Americium 241- Smoke causes the sensor to trip an alarm in the battery- powered unit developed by E Bihar t Corp. at Lincoln, Neb- versed on four grounds, including the argument that the confession he gave was not freely made and was therefore inadmissible as evidence , against him in his trial. Atlorneys for Ross contended the statement was given because of a promise of leniency during a plea bargaining stage of the trial. Chief Justice Car- lelon Harris said in the court's unanimous opinion, however, thai _ testimony from persons connected with the hearing where Ross gave the statement indicated that Ross wanted to make it and did so only after an agreement had been reached on the recommendation of time to be served by the defendant. The other arguments rejected by the Supreme Court were lhal Ross lacked the mental capacity to waive his right to keep silent, that evidence of alleged embezzlement prior to 1971 was prejudicial, and that a mistrial should have been declared because a member of the jury was a justice of the peace. —Reversed a directed ver- dicled in Clark County Circuit Court in favor of Sherry D. Mock in a suit filed against her by Carl Ray in the dealh of his daughler, Teri Leann Ray, who was killed in Mrs. Mock's car when il slruck a Iree after failing to negotiale a curve near Anloine. The child's mother, Ixireila K. Ray, lestified she was in the car with Mrs. Mock and the child and that Mrs. Mock, driving at 90 miles per hour, failed to heed a plea to slow down. —Directed Cleburne County Chancery Court to distribute to the Downtowner Corp. profits of the Red Apple Inn at Eden Isle during the period from June 1, 1972 through Nov. 7, 1972. The chancery court had ruled the profits belonged to Gordon Scott, manager of the inn, acting as an independent operator under an apparent agreement which developed when Scott attempted to purchase the inn. The Supreme Court said it could not agree thai Scon was entitled to profits of the inn because no sale of the inn was consumated. —Upheld the conviction and 10-year prison sentence given Richard Leon Brewer in Faulkner County Circuit Court. which irue democracy and lib- eriy are impossible," Spinola said. •He charged that there has been a "systematic surrender" to "reforms carried out in a maniacal way" which threatened the capacity' of the Portuguese people to define their "democratic institutions." He said the "pervading al- mosphere" was "lotal absence of law" that was depriving the Portuguese "of their true ability to exercise sovereignty. "In this general climate of anarchy, where everyone dictates his own law, crisis and chaos are inevitable, in flagran- loconlradiclion to the purposes of the movement." His voice breaking with emo- lion, Spinola said he was quit- ling because the country was crumbling inlo "chaos and anarchy" and he was powerless lo prevenl it. He said the principles of the April revolution were being be- irayed and Portugal was speeding loward "false democracy." Spinola Iried al leasl twice to increase his own power at the expense of the younger and more liberal officers of the Armed Forces Movement who have held the real power in the country since their revolution. His first unsuccessful altempt resulted in the inslallalion of a mililary - dominated cabinet headed by Col. Vasco Goncalves in July. His second attempt was backed by re-emerging conservative forces thai had been eclipsed by Ihe April revolution. The righlisls Iried to whip up support for Spinola with a big political rally in Lisbon Saturday, but vigilante brigades led by Communists blocked the roads inlo Lisbon and urged leftist sympthizers lo prevent the rally. It was an open invitation to violence, and Spinola canceled the rally. "We don't wan I civil war between Portuguese," said Goncalves, the lefl-leaning premier, in a weekend lelecasl explaining why Ihe rally could not be held. CHARLIE RICH and Tanya Tucker ... to highlight the Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show this week in Little Rock. Miss yowr paper? City Subscribers: If you fail to receive your Star please phone 777-3431 between 6 and 6:30 p.m.—Saturday before or by 5 p.m. and a carrier will deliver your paper. —Hope (Ark. Star photo by Millie Shotts TWO WINNERS in Wednesday night's Little Britches rodeo are pictured above. They are (left to right) Danny Thompson, 10, who took first place; and Rusty Flowers, 8, who won third place. Second place winner was Ray Powell (not pictured). All three boys were awarded Western belt buckles. Panel realignment struggle shapes up WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial proposal to realign House committees touches off a bruising week in Con- groKS, with battles (also ex-, peeled over 'foreign aid and funds for former President Richard M. Nixon. The House has sel aside a full week for Ihe intramural struggle over commitlees. Opponenls will Iry to prevent consideralion of Ihe measure today by seeking to defeat the resolution that brings il lo the floor. Failing there, they hope lo convince the Democrats at a special party caucus Tuesday thai il should be pul off unlil next year. The last lime Ihe committees were shuffled was in 1948 and .supporters of the bill claim the proposed changes would permit Congress lo operale more efficiently. The opponenls are backing a subslilule proposal lhal leaves committee jurisdiclions untouched bul would make some procedural changes. They say the sweeping changes proposed in Ihe Boiling bill would cause such confusion and resenlmenl lhal the House would be unable lo function. The House will take time oul from Ihe committee fight to act on a Couple of appropriations bills, including one that would provide $398,000 to help Nixon make,Ihe transition from the ,v'iiite House to pivate life. The sum was cul from the $850,000 figure proposed by the Ford administration and an effort to reduce it further is expected.' The vole is due Tuesday. Also on Ihe Senale agenda is Ihe foreign aid aulhorization bill, but the adminislration strongly opposes a number of restrictive amendments that have been added by the Foreign Relalions Commiltee. The Senate is scheduled to act today on a bill providing approprialions for programs and agencies that have not yet had their regular money bills passed. It contains a provision lhal would cul off mililary aid lo Turkey, bul il is nol as slrict as the one passed by the House lasi week. The Senate version, worked oui. in conference with Ihe State Department and reportedly acceptable lo Ford, would permil aid lo Turkey lo be conlinued if Ford is salisfied Turkey is showing good faith in seeking a negotiated selllemenl of the Cyprus issue with Greece. Negotiations stall SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Negotiations to free an American diplomat and five other persons held by terrorists in the Venezuelan embassy appeared stalled today. Neither authorities nor the guerrillas appeared ready to resort to force to break the deadlock. Archbishop Hugo Polanco, the only person to enter the consulate Sunday, said the six leftist guerrillas requested that a negotiating commission be set up, "but the Dominican government has not agreed to act upon that request." Security forces in riot gear patrolled around the two-story stucco building where the terrorists had been holding their six captives since Friday. The terrorists demanded $1 million and safe conduct to Cuba or Mexico for themselves and 37 Dominican prisoners in exchange for the hostages, who include Barbara A. Hutchison, head of the United States Information Service in Santo Domingo, and Venezuelan Consul- General Jesus de Gregorio. President Joaquin Balaguer's government rejected all the demands except transportation out of the country for the terrorists. Meanwhile, U.S. Ambassador Robert A. Hurwitch spent most of Sunday in consultation with government officials. The six hostages and their captors got their first food and drink in 24 hours Sunday when Archbishop Polanco took sandwiches and soft drinks into the consulate with him. Police sources said the Dominican government had agreed to the delivery of food and other necessities twice a day. The government also cut off Ihe consulale's electricity and telephone service early Saturday. The archbishop said Mendez Vargas, the leader of the terrorists, told him there was "an injured or sick person" in the consulate, and that they needed medicine and water. But the archbishop told Ambassador Hurwitch that Miss Hutchison appeared "well and in good spirits." hold ; warm 9 talks HVANA, Cuba (AP) — Prime Minister Fidel Caslro met with two American senators who said afterward they got the "impression that Giiba is interested in working toward a normalization" of relations with the United States. "The ice has been broken," Sen. Jacob K. Javils, R-N.Y., told reporters after he and Sen. Claiborne Pell, D-R.I., spent three hours with Castro late Sunday night. The two senators were to end their three-day visit today. Pell said the meeting with Castro was "frank, warm and friendly," but neither senator would say why he believed an improved climate between the two countries may be in the offing. Javits said among the issues raised during the meeting were Cuban attempts to export revolution, the status of nine American political prisoners on the island and American property taken over by the Castro government. Twenty-hours earlier, Castro Ecevif resigns ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Premier Bulent Ecevit resigned today for the second time in two weeks after failing to form a new coalition government. President Fahri Koruturk accepted the resignation and was to make a statement later in the day on the government crisis. • Ecevit resigned two weeks ago because of "irreconcilable differences" between his own Republican Peoples party and their partners-in-government, the Moslem National Salvation party. The two parties had been at odds over Cyprus policy and cultural, educational and economic matters. Koruturk returned Ecevit's mandate lo form a coalition government after his first resignation. The small, right-wing Democratic party twice rebuffed appeals by the premier to join in partnership with Ecevil Republicans. After Koruturk gave Ecevit his second mandate, a compromise was reached in parliament to hold .elections next spring, but Ecevit still was unable to form a coalition and he resigned despite the agreement. Oppositon leaders; have accused Ecevil of trying to cash in on his "Cyprus victories" by demanding elections in December, although they are not scheduled for three more years. Political experts feel the premier would win a solid majority in the 450-seal parliament now because of his overriding popularity thai followed Turkey's invasion in July and subsequent military partition a few weeks later of Cyprus, in the Mediterranean 45 miles from Turkey. Ecevil's parly is liberal and Western-oriented. Western powers have been generally critical of what they saw as a hard-line Turkish policy over Cyprus. The Moslem Salvationists favored an even harder line. The tenuous Republican-Moslem Salvation coalition was formed eight months ago after indecisive fall elections and a political crisis • attacked President Ford in a speech for his defense of CIA operations against the Allende regime in Chile. He also charged that the United States rather than the oil-exporting countries is responsible for the world economic crisis. Asked how a normalization of relations could be in prospect in view of these statements, Pell replied: "There is a difference between words and actions." The senators likened Cuba's .attitude to, that of the Soviet Union and China, both of which have improved relations with . the United States while maintaining a tough anti-American posture in official declarations. Javits said their visit was "in no way, shape or form approval of any of the policies of this government." He said he told Caslro he took strong exception to the prime minister's speech. President Gerald R. Ford Ford gives solutions to economic problem WASHINGTON (AP) —President Ford told government financial officials from around the world loday thai economic problems are serious and complex bul the United States believes they can be solved through inlernational coopera- lion. In his lexl for Ihe opening session of Ihe annual meeting here of Ihe World Bank and In- lemalional Monetary Fund, Ford said: "I think I can sum up our thinking very briefly. We want solutions which serve broad interests rather than narrow, self-serving ones. We want more cooperation not more isolation. We want trade not protectionism. We want price stability not inflation. We want growth not stagnation." Ford declared that the United Stales is prepared lo play a constructive leadership role. He described Ihe major economic problems as "a worldwide inflation at a rate far in excess of what we can tolerate; unparalleled disruptions in the supply of the world's major commodities; and severe hindrances to the real growth and progress of many nations, including, in particular, some of the poorest among us." Doctors await report on Betty Ford WASHINGTON (AP) - As First Lady Betty Ford's doctors awaited a crucial pathology report to determine the extent of her cancer, they reported today she had spent a "much more restful night" and that her condition is good. A medical bulletin prepared by doctors at Ihe Bethesda, Md., naval hospital said Mrs. Ford "has had some mild temperature elevation, typical of a posl-operative course." They said "all laboratory data and vital signs are within normal limits," and said Mrs. Ford "has been silting in a chair and walking for short in- lervals and is taking fluids this morning." "We in America view these problems soberly and without rose-iinted glasses," Ford said. "Bul we believe that the same spirit of international cooperation which brought forth the Brellon Woods agreements a generalion ago can resolve the difficullies we face today," Accords reached at Bretton Woods, N.H. at the end of World War II fashioned an in- lernalional monetary system that functioned essentially un» changed until the early 1970s. The IMF has been seeking to draft a replacement system, Honeycutt heads board of realtors Pal Honeycutt of Nashville has been elected president of the Millwood Board of Realtors for Ihe calendar year of 1975. He succeeds Adam Guthrie of Prescoll, retiring president. The Millwood group is a tri-. county organization, composed of realtors and their associates in Hempstead, Howard and Nevada counties. Arthur L. Strech of Hope was elected vice-president, and other officers for the new year included James Y. Reynolds of Hope, secretary-treasurer; and f^-onard Ellis, Hope, publicity chairman. The monthly meeting of the Millwood group was held in the wiub room of the new Holiday Inn here where YiAcent W. Foster of Hope reviewed the highlights of the recent Arkansas State convention of Keallors held in Hot Springs.
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