Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 1, 1974 · Page 8
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 8

Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 1, 1974
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Page Eight HOPE (ARK.) STAR Tuesday, October 1, 19?4 Winners of Third District Livestock Bike Contest SHERRI SIMMONS, in photo above, was the winner with an "All American" theme for her bike. Her doll, rinding behind her, was "Miss America." Sherri is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Simmons, 319 South Edgewood Avenue. Charles McCauley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matt McCauley, 1606 South Grady, was second place winner with "The Old Gray Gulf prices going up PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) Gulf Oil Corp. says prices will go up 1.5 cents a gallon on all grades of its gasoline and 1.6 cents a gallon on its home heating fuel because of the high cost of purchasing foriegn crude oil. A spokesman said Monday that the increases will be effective immediately. Retail gasoline, which had been averaging 55.71 cents a gallon, will go up to 57.21 cents a gallon, effective immediately, while heating oil, otherwise known as No. 2 distillate fuel, will go from its average of 25 to 28 cents a gallon to between 26.6 and 29.6 rents per gallon. LEGAL NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ERNA HARRIS, deceased No. P-74-81 Last known address of decedent: Ozan, Arkansas Date of death: September 2, 1974. An instrument dated May 31, 1974, was on the 25th day of September, 1974, admitted to probate as the last will of the above named decedent, and the undersigned has been appointed executrix thereunder. A contest of the probate of the will can be effected only by filing a petition within the time provided by law. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication cf this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 1st day of October, 1974. Linda Harris Barnes (Executrix) 11500 Chicot Road Mabelvale, Arkansas 72103 (Mail Address) Oct. 1, 8; 1974 LEGAL NOTICE IN THE PROBATE COURT OF HEMPSTEAD COUNTY, ARKANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF PEARL WILLIAMS, deceased No. P-74-76 Last known address of decedent: Route 1, Box 364, Hope, Arkansas Date of death: September 18, 1974. The undersigned was appointed administrator of the estate of the above named decedent on the 25th day of September, 1974. All persons having claims against the estate must exhibit them, duly verified, to the undersigned within six months from the date of the first publication of this notice, or they shall be forever barred and precluded from any benefit in the estate. This notice first published 1st day of October, 1974. T. C. Williams (Administrator) P.O. Box 381 Hope, Arkansas (Mail Address) Oct. 1, 8; 1974 —Photos by Mary Nell Turner Mare." In middle photo, are two contestants who tied for third place: Christie Gunter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gunter; and Morgan Hoggard, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard 1 Hoggard, all of Hope. In photo at far left, is the youngest contestant—Kris Josefy, son of Mr, and Mrs. Bobby Josefy, Route 3, Hope. Judge drops bribery Allison granted CLU designation charge against Mathis MRS. WANDA F. AHLBORN of the Trade Winds Inn Best Western motel in Hope recently attended an orientation seminar in Phoenix, Ariz., for new Best Western owners and operators. The group attended sessions on membership requirements, rules and regulations, operational procedures, the toll- free reservation system, advertising and marketing, wholesale purchasing of equipment and supplies, credit card procedures, and various other phases of motel operations. ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) — A bribery charge against Travis Mathis of Arkadelphia, former Clark County deputy prosecutor, should be dismissed, Special Judge Warren E. Wood of Little Rock had ordered. A similar charge against attorney Wayne R. Williams of Arkadelphia was ordered dismissed by Wood on Sept. 12 on grounds of double jeopardy. Wood said Monday that Pros. Atty. Norman M. Smith of Texarkana wrote him last week, saying that under the circumstances the state did not wish to prosecute the charge against Mathis. The judge said Smith asked him to dismiss the charge with prejudice, meaning it cannot be refiled. Wood said the order dismissing the charge was mailed Survey shows family grocery bill climbed again during September By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer The family grocery bill followed an all-too-familiar upward pattern during September, an Associated Press mar- ketbasket survey showed, although there were a few bargains at the meat counter. The cost of eggs, laundry detergent, cookies and sugar generally went up last month, while the price of pork chops and chopped chuck went down. The AP drew up a random list of 15 commonly purchased food and nonfood items, checked the prices on March 1, 1973, at a supermarket in each of 13 cities and rechecked at the beginning of succeeding months. The latest check showed that during September the bill for the 15 items went up in 11 cities and down in two — Seattle, Wash., and Salt Lake City, Utah. On the average, the bill at the start of October was 2.3 per cent higher than it was at the beginning of September and 12 per cent more than at the start of the year. The latest price boosts in the AP survey generally reflected higher farm prices caused by drought and bad weather in the Midwest. There is some hope for the future, however. The Agriculture Department said Monday that prices paid to farmers dropped 2 per cent from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15, the first decline since last spring. The lower farm prices could mean lower supermarket prices in a couple of months — if retailers pass along the savings. Administration officials have said that food prices will continue to rise in 1975, although at a slower pace than in 1974. The 1974 boost in food prices is ex- peeled to be between 15 and 17 per cent, officials say. The latest AP survey showed that the price of a dozen, medium white eggs went up dur- ing September in 12 of 13 cities checked. Eggs were not avail-. able at the 13th supermarket." Despite the increases, however, eggs remained cheaper than they were at the start of the- year, averaging 13 per cent less than they did at the beginning of January. Detergent, which remained fairly stable in price earlier, started rising during September, due to higher manufacturing costs caused by increases in prices charged for raw materials. The price of laundry detergent went up in nine cities during September, rising an average of 8 per cent. The price went down in one city and was unchanged in three. Center cut pork chops went down in seven cities, with the declines ranging up to 30 per cent in Seattle where the price dropped from $1.69 a pound to $1.19. Chopped chuck was down in six cities. to Smith Friday for filing in Clark County Circuit Court. Smith said later he mailed the order Monday and that the clerk's office should receive it Tuesday or Wednesday. Mathis and Williams were indicted on bribery charges by a Clark County grand jury last November. The indictments alleged Williams accepted a $5,000 payment from the father of a client he represented on a criminal charge. The payment allegedly was to be paid to Mathis in return for obtaining a certain sentence for the client. > Williams also was charged with bribery in Miller County Circuit Court, but the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that Williams could not be tried in Miller County. The Supreme Court said that since both charges stemmed from the same set of alleged circumstances the Clark County charge, which was filed last, suspended the Miller County charge. The Miller County charge has remained on the circuit court's active docket and Smith has declined comment on the status of the Miller County charge. Williams was tried on the Clark County bribery charge, but the case ended in a hung jury June 28 when Special Judge Maupin Cummings of Fayetteville declared a mistrial. Cummings discharged the jury dispite pleas by the jurors for more time. The panel had reported it was divided 11-1 for Williams' acquital. All 12 jurors later signed an affidavit saying they could have reached a verdict if they had been given a few more minutes. Wood was appointed by the Supreme Court to replace Cummings in the^case. Wood then studied the transcript of the trial and the pleadings in the case before ordering the charge against Williams dismissed. Wood ruled there was no overruling necessity in discharging the jury before it reached a verdict. James Lee Roy Allison Jr., son of Mrs. Roy Allison, 1319 South Elm Street, Hope, was awarded the coveted Chartered Life Underwriter designation at national conferment exercises of The American College of Life Underwriters in Bal Harbour, Florida on September 24. The American College grants the CLU designation to persons engaged in activities relating to the insuring of human life values and who pass a series of professional examinations and meet the stringent experience and ethical requirements of the College. This year more than 2,200 men and women will be awarded the designation, bringing to over 32,000 the number of people who have received it since the College was founded in 1927. A native of Hope, Roy was a member of the Hope High School class of 1962. Following graduation from Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, he served two years active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army, and until recently was active as a captain in the Army Reserve. Currently group sales administrator of The Life Insurance Company of Virginia, he is married to the former Mary Logan Holland of Richmond. Active in community affairs, Roy is past president of the Old Dominion Sertoma Club and, together with his wife and their 2-year- old son, Lee attends St. Marks Episcopal Church. Their address is 4617 Hanover Ave.; Richmond, Va. 23226. The CLU program was established to meet the professional education needs of the men and women who provide life and health insurance service for the public. The courses cover such areas as: fundamentals of life and health insurance; group insurance, health insurance and pensions; law, trusts and taxat'on; economics and finance; and business insurance and estate planning. Persons who attain the Chartered Life Underwriter designation are privileged to use the term or its abbreviation (CLU) after their names and to wear the CLU key. JAMES LEE ROY ALLISON JR. Reagan says Judy Petty means return to 'old time 9 economics Mills says he wasn't called to testify WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Wilbur D. Mills says he has not been called to testify before a Watergate grand jury which has questioned three of his current and former aides about milk fund money used in his brief 1972 presidential campaign. The Arkansas Democrat said on Monday he was aware the aides appeared in recent weeks before the grand jury, but added, "I don't know anything about it. I just know they've been up there, that's all." Earlier this year Mills declined two requests by the now- disbanded Senate Watergate committee to appear for questioning. The Watergate prosecutors have taken testimony from Mills' administrative assistant, Oscar Eugene Goss, and two former campaign workers, Charles Ward of Conway, Ark., and Betty Clement Bullock of Little Rock. Goss said he was questioned about links between the Mills campaign and Associated Milk Producers, Inc., the big dairy cooperative that recently pleaded guilty to donating $5,000 illegally to Mills. He said he was asked about the cash gift, which allegedly passed through his hands, and the use of corporate money by the co-op to pay .salaries and expenses of Mills campaign workers. Use of corporate money in federal election campaigns is prohibited. Goss said he testified he had "no independent recollection" of having handled the $5,000. If he had received the gift, he might well have failed to ask whether it came from corporate funds because he knew that the milk producers had a legal political trust for making donations to candidates, he said he testified. He also said he was questioned about Mrs. Bullock and two other campaign workers, Joe P. Johnson and Terry Shea, who allegedly were paid corporate ^salaries by the dairymen while working on the Mills campaign. Mrs. Bullock confirmed she was questioned by the grand jury for about two hours, but declined to discuss it. She served as a secretary in the Mills campaign for several months while allegedly receiving salary and expenses from the corporate funds of the milk producers' co-op. Ward, who headed early "Draft-Mills" efforts in 1971 and early 1972, was not immediately available for comment. Noble Corks The Benevolent and Protective Order of the Elks, a fraternal organization, was founded in 1868 in New York City by 15 actors and entertainers with the objective of promoting good fellowship. The organization was originally called "The Jolly Corks." LITTLE ROCK (AP) - California Gov Ronald Reagan said Monday that sending Judy Petty to Congress over Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., would help the nation return to the "old time religion economics." Reagan said such economics include reduced federal spending, a balanced federal budget and lessening of the size and power of the federal bureaucracy. Reagan said Mrs. Petty, a Republican, "knows that balancing your budget is like protecting your virtue — you have to learn to say 'no.'" Regan said the nation's economic problems may be blamed on highly expensive "social tinkering" approved over the past 40 years mostly by Democratic controlled congresses whose leaders followed a phUosphy calling for steadily growing government spending to obtain and maintain prosperity. Mills is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The "old time religion economics" never have been given a real test during the last 40 years, Reagan said. Inflation was developing during those years and could nave been dealt with by Democratic congressional leaders "if they had known how and had wanted to," he contended. "We've got to return to the old time religion economics, and, yes, the old time religion in spiritual matters, too, because if we don't, we're going to social reform ourself into the dustbin of history," Reagan said. Election of Mrs. Petty would help reduce dominance of Congress by those who believe the "only answer to anything is more government," Reagan contended. He also said national health insurance is a federal proposal that isn't needed. About 100,000 Americans who "fall through the cracks" in the American medical system do need some special assistance when catastrophically expensive illness strikes, he said. But, such aid can be provided "without forcing 200 million Americans into some form of compulsory socialized medicine," Reagan said. He said he opposes a tax increase, which some have sug- 'gested as a means of reducing inflation. That, he said, would increase funds available to the federal government and would be "like telling a drunk that one more drink is what he needs to sober up." Reagan spoke to about 200 paying participants at a $25-a- plate luncheon for Mrs. Petty. About 100 of them paid an additional $75 to meet Reagan and chat with him at a reception before lunch. The money goes to Mrs. Petty's campaign. Hospital work OKd JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) The Board of Directors of the East Arkansas Planning and Development District has approved the $20 million renovation plan for Chickasawba Hospital at Blytheville and Osceola Memorial Hospital. Both hospitals are county-owned. The board has rejected a renovation project for Doctors Hospital, a private institution at Blytheville. Both the county and the private project were brought before the board because both involved proposed capital expenditures that could, in part, be reimbursed by the federal government under Medicare and Medicaid. Proponents of the Mississippi County hospital system said the proposed renovation program would increase Chickasawba's bed capacity to 220 beds and Osceola Memorial Hospital's capacity to 80 beds. Doctors Hospital had sought approval of a $1 million renovation plan to bring the facility up to compliance with state and federal fire and safety regulations. Failure to get approval foe the plans means Doctors Hospital cannot be reimbursed by the government.

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