Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 1, 1974 · Page 1
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The Editor says: Under deficits and friff|$top, @QVernmeflf c/oesn 'f go lbrp/ce«-Jbuf private citizens «/o, Hempstead ' Cbunly *f Bowie Knife 11111 ' ^^ Member of the Associated Press ' VOL. 75—No. 299 --8 Pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features HOPE, ARKANSAS TUESDAY. OCTOBER 1, 1974 Av. nel paid circulation 3 months ending March 31,1974-4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations* subject to airdlt. Urban Renewal moves back to sidewalks M*»a"--Mw***M& . • ITiJ. CT« JL 'liFJ.'U. i; IS CONSTRUCTION WORKERS began this week the tedious job of breaking sidewalk pavement on the north side of Second Street, between Main and Walnut. This is another part of the downtown Urban Renewal plan now underway in Hope. Rain and mud are no problem here. "We can work on sidewalks when it's too muddy to work in.alleys," said Mike Kelley, Housing Authority director. Crews are in the process of laying new water —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Dorothy Winchel and sewer linesirom Third to Second Streets. But recent rains, and the heavy mud have delayed progress. "The Experiment Station tells us that during the last eight months, we've had rain or traces of rain 111 days out of 240. And that figure doesn't include September, which has been an unusually wet month," Kelley said. "We won't be tearing up sidewalks in frgnt of any retail place after November 1," he added. Mills' testimony contradicted LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A key milk industry official has testified in direct conflict with a public contention by Rep. Wilbur D. Mills that Mills knew nothing about dairy contributions to his 1971 "Draft Mills for President" camDaien. The Memphis Commercial Appeal reported today that the testimony is contained in draft reports of the Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities. The Commercial Appeal also quoted the report as alleging that Mills' failure to testify before the committee may have prevented a "full disclosure of facts" about whether he received dary campaign funds for his active effort to increase milk price supports in 1971. The newspaper said Mills was asked recently about apparent conflicts between his public statements and sworn testimony. "There's a lot about the report I disagree with," he said. Mills is opposed by Judy Petty, a Republican, in the November general election. Mills twice declined requests to testify before the committee and Joe Johnson, his 1972 campaign manager, invoked the 5th Amendment before the committee. "The failure of Congressman Mills to make himself available for committee interviews, his campaign manager's invocation of the 5th Amendment when called to testify under oath and the destruction of records by AMPI (Associated Milk Producers, Inc.) may have prevented a full disclosure of the facts," the report said. AMPI records were destroyed in 1971 in AMPI's Little Rock office. Mills insists he knew nothing about dairy funds — legal or illegal — ever funneled to the Draft Mills effort in 1971. But Dr. George Mehren, AMPI's chief executive in 1972, testified under oath that Mills knew of a legal $25,000 milk contribution given to him by AMPI in 1971. "Mr. Mills knew I gave it to him and he thanked me for it," Mehern told the committee. The Commercial Appeal said the report concluded that the Mills campaign received $185,000 from the dairy industry in 1971 — about $90,000 of it illegal — in money, goods and services. The report does not outline any illegal contributions to Mills after he was considered an official candidate in February of 1972. The remaining legal contributions came through dairy trusts. Mills contends that he was not a presidential candidate in 1971 and therefore could not have violated federal laws against corporate contributions lo candidates for national office. The newspaper said the committee report also states that Mills assisted AMPI in an organized effort to "pressure" the Nixon administration to increase milk price support levels in 1972. The report alleges that Mills, met numerous times with dairy producers and their lobbyists, arranged a dairyment's meeting with the speaker of the House, suggested representatives to be contacted as cosponsors of legislation, and urged key officials of the Nixon administration lo take action. "I never pressured anyone," Mills said. "That's not the way I do business." WASHINGTON (AP) - Physicians treating First Lady Betty Ford have conferred with some of the nation's leading researchers on breast cancer. The research doctors, who outlined hopeful new treatments for the disease Monday at the National Cancer Institute, went across the street to Bethesda Medical Center where they met with Mrs. Ford's doctors. Spokesmen would not say who initiated the meeting, or what was discussed, but was speculated that the talks centered on possible new treatments for breast cancer. The new techniques reported Monday included use of cancer- killing drugs to battle malignant cells that might be in Mrs. Ford's body, hormonal therapy that could suppress these cells and the use of special biological "markers" that might signal early the presence of the cells. The statistical prospects for Mrs. Ford's long-term survival from the disease, found last Saturday in her right breast, were diminished Monday by a pathologist's report released by the White House. The report concerned lymph glands taken from the underside of Mrs. Ford's right arm during the radical mastectomy performed when doctors found a malignant nodule in the breast. In the standard jradical mastectomy, the right breast and the underlying chest mus- Milk suit settlement seen today AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) - The possibility of an out-of-court settlement loomed large today as a state district court judge granted a five-hour continuance for lawyers in Texas' antitrust suit against Associated Milk Producers, Inc. A hearing had been set in District Court Judge Tom Blackwell's court for 9 a.m. but lawyers were to gather at 2 p.m. under terms of the court delay. A courthouse source said the defense indicated "it would only take about 10 minutes" for court business at 2 p.m. AMPI and the federal justice department have reached agreement on a proposed out- of-court settlement of the federal antitrust suit against the coop filed in 1972. The proposed settlement is before a federal judge in Kansas City. In its suit the state alleged that AMPI monopolized the raw milk trade in 14 states through "predatory and coercive activities that deprived Texans of competitive prices." Miss your 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. Special meal Friday night The Hope Business and Professional Women's Club will have a chicken spaghetti supper from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the high school cafeteria. Tickets, which are $1.75 for adults and 75 cents for students and children, may be purchased from any B&PW member, or may be bought at the door. Proceeds from the supper will go into the club's scholarship fund. ties also were removed, Cahcer cells were found in two of 30 lymph nodes following two days of tests. Breast cancer victims with no malignant cells in their lymph tissue have a 75 per cent chance of surviving five years, and a 65 per cent chance of living 10 years'. In contrast, women whose cancer has spread to their lymph system—a group Mrs. Ford now belongs to— have a 50 per cent survival rate over five years and only a 25 per cent survival rate over 10 years. Such statistics reflect large groups of patients and don't take into account individual (inferences. These could include the type and quality of post-operative treatment and unique differences In cancer cell types from one breast cancer victim to the other. The White House said special diagnostic studies would be conducted on Mrs. Ford to determine whether X-ray therapy, hormonal therapy or druc theraphy - called chemotheraphy — would be instituted to "Insure maximum treatment of this cancer." The three doctors of a cancer institute spokesman said' met with Navy medical officials to discuss Mrs. Ford's case are Dr. Bernard Fisher of the University of Pittsburgh and Drs. Paul Carbone and Coin winners told A total of six bronze coins were given away by the Hope Centennial Committee during the Third District Livestock Show last week. Names .were drawn by the Centennial Belles and Beaux who named the booth each night. Winners were Bobby Josefy, Mrs. Wanda Hartsfield, Mrs. Robert L. Dwilliams, Danny Futman, Stan Whatley, and Mrs. Ernest Morton. Those who did not pick up their coins at the booth may pick them up at Collier Furniture Store. Belles and Beaux sold 30 bronze coins and nine Centennial plates for the Hempstead Antique Club. Douglass C. Tormey of the can* . cer institute. ? fisher f sported -Monday oif a study of MOO women surgically treated for breast cancer at 34 institutions. The two-year study found little difference between the standard radical mastectomy, the simple mastectomy or either operation followed with X-ray therapy. However, the scientists cautioned that the patients have been followed for only two years. Longer periods of time may show differing survival rates. As a result, they said, the findings can only be considered tentative. But Fisher and Carbbne reported that following surgery with chemotherapy of a combination of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy showed great promise. Other scientists reported progress in using hormone therapy such as androgens or estrogens or surgically removing the ovaries or adrenal or pituitary glands. An important development has been learning to identify the 40 per cent of women for whom this therapy is helpful. Other studies have been successful in finding biological markers, such as chemicals in— the body, that can reveal cancer cells' presence long before they show themselves through tumors or other physical signs. Two pesticides that may cause cancer are banned WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Administrator Russell E, Train ordered today an immediate ban on further production of the pesticides Aldrin and Diekirin because of evidence they may cause cancer. Train's decision allows the continued sale and use of existing stocks of Aldrin and Diel- drin, widely used on a variety of crops. It prohibits further production,starting immediately, until proceedings begun in 1971 are completed and a decision is reached whether or not to ban the sale and use of Aldrin and Dieldrin permanently. • The Environmental Protection Agency estimated that the immediate production ban would keep about 10 million pounds of the two pesticides off the market in 1975. Train concluded that Aldrin and Dieldrin "present a high risk of cancer to man," that their benefits do not outweigh this risk, and that farmers can turn to other alternatives to control crop pests. His decision, in effect, adopted the findings of an administrative law judge, Herbert J. Perlman, who reviewed testimony and scientific evidence and recommended the produc- tion ban 10 days ago. Perlman said the entire U.S. population is exposed to Aldrin and Dieldrin, in the air and as residues on food, adding that it would be irresponsible in the extreme to wait until a wave of human cancers provides final proof of their suspected danger. Perlman said that "dieldrin has probably accumulated in the body tissue of every individual" and some people may be more susceptible to adverse health effects than others. The two pesticides have been manufactured in the United States by only one company, Shell Chemical Co. Farm prices drop slightly WASHINGTON (AP) - A decline in prices paid farmers for cattle and hogs holds out a possibility of lower retail prices this fall — but higher prices for meat later on. Elsewhere on the economic scene, airline costs may be headed upward and a 10-cent-a- gallon gasoline tax remains under study by the government. The Agriculture Department reported Monday that its farm price index declined two p« p cent from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15, the first drop since spring. But the report contained a warning of possible future problems. It attributed much of the decline to lower farm prices because hog growers have been sending more to market. This could mean lower meat prices at retail later this fall — if the middlemen pass the reductions along. But, said the Agriculture Department, at least part of the extra animals are breeding stock, which means there will be fewer pigs and cattle next year and therefore less meat later on. That's what happened earlier during similar cutbacks by poultry farmers. Eggs and poultry went up 13 per cent the following month. In related developments it was announced the executive committee of President Ford's new Economic Policy Board is meeting daily to consider proposals put forth during a month of economic summit meetings completed last weekend. Ford offers to discuss Nixon pardon before House committee WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford has offered to discuss his pardon of former President Richard M. Nixon before a House panel in what would be the first such congressional appearance by a President since Abraham Lincoln. George Washington was the only other President to testify in congress while in office. Ford told a House Judiciary subcommittee Monday night he wants to arrange the appearance within the next 10 days to answer H questions on the pardon. Questions include whether negotiations for the pardon began before Nixon resigned, whether any promises or conditions were made and whether Ford had any psychiatric or medical reports on Nixon when he granted the pardon. White House spokesmen said Ford is leaving to the subcommittee any decision on live television coverage and whether ihe President will be put under oath. Ford offered the surprise personal appearance in a letter to subcommittee chairman William L HungatenD-Mo.,asthe House took up a related bill cutting Ford's $850,000 expense money request for Nixon to $398,000. An effort to cut it to $200,000 was promised in response to the pardon. And Rep. Jerome R. -Waldie, D-Calif., contended (Continued ou Page Two)

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