Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 2, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 2, 1974
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T 'he Editor soys; Underdeticit$a •M r :W u( r Parade televised KARK-TV in Uttle Rock will show the State Pair parade starting at 10:30 a.m. Thursday. Included in the parade will be Charlene Gilbert, Miss Hempstead County; and a 1925 antique Model A Ford owned by Richard Rowe of Hope. Hope's watermelon champion for this year will also be in the parade. A 70-pound melon will be presented to the KARK TV crew. Ion, Gowmmertlddesn'f gofcrpka—feuf private dtteem do, -*.. i . _«* v ~" .*T?' ^j^ ^ g Home of the Bowie Knife Mem bet «f the Associated Press , A V. net paid circulation 3moMhs ending March 31, 1374—4,080 VOL. 75—No. 300 —12 Pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features HOPE, ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 19M As filed with Audit Bureau of arculations, subject to audit. PRICE toe 5*' Camderi paif* Win first in Hereford judging Kidnaped woman is found dead AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The wife of a rural banker was found dead after she was kid- naped by three gunmen who forced her husband to give them an undisclosed amount of money. The body of Jean R. Reville, 51, was found late Tuesday in the trunk of her car on a dirt road about 12 miles west of Augusta, the FBI said early today. The cause of death was not immediately known. An autopsy was scheduled today. Her husband, 53-year-old Eatonton B. Reville Jr., was waylaid on his way to work early Monday by three masked, armed men who told him his wife was locked in the trunk of her car, agents said. Mrs. Reville had left home about an hour earlier than her husband for her nursing job at _ ; University-Hospital,in 'Augusta..—-.'— Authorities said Reville took the men to the Hephzibah branch of the Georgia Railroad Bank and Trust, where he is manager, and gave them a plastic waste container filled with an undisclosed amount of cash. He was found locked in the trunk of his car early Tuesday. FBI agent Joseph Sylvester said in announcing the discovery of Mrs. Reville's body that authorities had received a telephone call saying a blue 1969 Buick Electra had been spotted on a dirt road near Martinez, a suburb of Augusta. The body was in the trunk. Mayonnaise is going up By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer The mayonnaise you put in your tuna fish salad or spread on your hamburger is going up in price along with the basic fish and meat you're trying to economize on. The Associated Press compared prices in September 1973 with prices this Sept. 1 and Oct. 1. Complete figures for 1973 were not available, making a statistical comparison impossible. Hope men sentenced to prison Four Hope men were sentenced to prison in Hempstead County Circuit Court Monday by Judge John Goodson. Vernon Joe Beasley drew 15 years for burglary and grand larceny of Lingo saw service at Hope. He was also sentenced to five years for opening a coin- operated machine at Country Club No. 2. The sentences are to run concurrently. Jimmy Lee Howard was given a five-year term on two counts of burglary and grand larceny. Burnell Edwards drew five years on two counts of burglary and grand larceny. Billy Neal Johnson was given a suspended 10-year sentence for burglarly and grand larceny. MARION CRANK of Foreman, Ark., representing the Arkansas Polled Hereford Association, presents trophies to Robin Russell and his sister Becky whose Herefords both won-first olace in the Junior lamb. —Calvin J. Caldwell photo with Star camera barrow, and steer sale judging Saturday morning at the Third District Livestock Show. Reeky arid Robin are the children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Russell of Camden, Ark. - J Uw-^«^*J „ Youth livestock projects bring $ 3765 at Fair sale By CHARLES ALBRITTON Extension Livestock Area Specialist Twenty-nine 4-H and FFA youth sold livestock projects at the Third District Livestock Show sale Saturday for a total of $3765.46, according to Royce Pendergrass, Third District Fair manager. Of this amount $876.50 was premium added to the market price of the animals sold. Thirty-five businesses or individuals bought livestock or added premium for the sale. The grand champion steer owned by Brad Joyce of Hope sold for a total of $526.13 or 57Vt cents per pound. Buyers of the grand champion steer included Citizens National Bank, Moore Bros. Grocery, Tol-E-Tex Oil and Ned Purtle and So.i Farm. Other buyers of steers included Ouachita Production Credit Assn. Byers Abstract Company, Hope Livestock Auction, Ouachita Electric Cooperative, C and C Packing Company, Robinson Trucking Company, Anderson Frazier Insurance Company, First National Bank, and Porter Implement Company. Ten market lambs sold for a total of $414.83 of which 59.18 was premium. Lambs and premiums were bought by Hope Feed Company, Byers Abstract Company, IRS Farms, Collier Furniture Company, Charles Stewart, Lynn Montgomery, Ouachita Production Credit Assn., Onizir Loudermilk, John Hancock, George Nassar, Bill Spradiing, Roger Bates," and Hope FFA Farm. Market bids and premium bids on barrows included IRS Farm, OK Feed Company, Gilbert Honea, Robinson Trucking Company, Roger Bates, C and C Packing Company, Ouachita Production Credit Assn., Double M Western Store, Pilgrim Industries, C&C Packing Company, Byers Abstract Company, Corn Belt Haicheries, Armor Packing Company, Ridgeview Farms, Ed Smith, and Southwest Arkansas Equipment Company. A special thanks goes to all those who helped promote the livestock industry by buying animals or adding premiums to this sale. Jazz funeral will be held NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) A traditional jazz funeral is planned Thursday for jazz pianist Billie Goodson Pierce, widow of trumpeter Joseph "De De" La Croix Pierce. Mrs. Pierce, whose first professional appearance was as an accompanist for blues singer Bessie Smith, died at a hospital here Tuesday. She was 67. The Pierces played in Japan, Europe and some Iron Curtain countries with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in the 1960s, worked in the Great Performers series at Philharmonic Hall in New York City Gas firm asking for rates hike LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Louisiana Nevada Transit Co. is seeking a substantial increase in the rates it charges about 1,550 natural gas customers in Southwest Arkansas. The customers live at Bradley, Taylor, Fulton, Saratoga, McNab and Okay, which are in Hempstead, Howard, Bradley and Columbia counties. They include farms that tap into Louisiana Nevada's transmission line from Louisiana and small commercial and small industrial customers. Louisiana Nevada asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission on Tuesday to grant the proposed rate increase. Louisiana Nevada said it was operating at a loss in Arkansas, having lost $576,000 in 1973. The proposed new rates would produce annual revenues of $200,132 which still would be $116,000 below the company's costs, the application said. Siege continues; no sign of freedom for 7 hostages SANTO DOMINGO, Domini* can Republic (AP) — The siege of ihe Venezuelan consulate en* tors'* its sixth day with no sign of freedom for American diplomat Barbara. Hutchison and six other hostages and no Indication that the Dominican government will meet the ter- roists demands. Archbishop Hugo Polanco Brito, acting as a go-between, said the leftist guerrillas show no sign of modifying their demands for $1 million in cash, the release of 37 political prisoners and safe passage to Cuba or Mexico. President Joaquin Balaguer's government says it will give the terrorists in the consulate safe conduct out of the country, but it won't pay ransom or free any prisoners. The United States government also refuses to pay ransom, a policy it has maintained ever since Latin American guerrillas' started kidnaping foreign diplomats. The archbishop visits the consulate daily, taking food, soft drinks and medicine to those inside and bringing back messages from them. The hostages are all reported in good shape, \ but the archbishop says one of the terrorists has been wounded. According to one report, he- shot himself in the foot accidentally- Balaguer confers daily with U.S. Ambassador Robert Hurwitch, the Venezuelan charge d'affaires, the archbishop and other diplomats and officials. Bui there has been^no,^Indication of progress ; tpward 4 ^n agreement freeing the Captives. At least three deadlines set by the terrorists have come and gone, but the guerrillas have made no move to carry out their threats to kill the hostages. Police began dumping dozens of sandbags in the middle of the intersection. Others carried them off and began building emplacements, one across the street in front of the besieged house. The activity provoked a prompt reaction from inside the consulate, and all movement ceased as the terrorists' leader, Rafael Mendez Vargas, shouted from a top-floor window. "Attention! Attention! We have been here a long time. We have not taken any action against the hostages. We are sick, but if you don't abandon the area in two hours, we will not be responsible for the consequences." After a few minutes, the police resumed stacking up the sandbags. The deadline set by the guerrillas came and went without incident, as at least two others did before. The terrorists have said the consulate is Drug charges filed against 3 Hope men Three Hope men have been charged with possession of marijuana with attempt to deliver and sell marijuana to a third party, the Sheriff's Department reported Tuesday. The three are Allen Brown of Route 2, Charles Perkins of Route 4, and William Landes of Route 2. They were released on $3,500 bonds, and are to appear before Judge John W. Goodson next Monday. Charges of burglary and grand larceny were filed Tuesday against Larry Wheelington, and Steve Lyans, who were arrested in connection with a break-in Friday at Hubbard's grocery store on Patmos Road. mined and they will blow it up unless they get what they are demanding, but police discount this. The guerrillas — Archbishop Polanco Brito believes there arc six; other officials say there may be seven, eight or nine — are holding out In a sec- ond-story front room. Their hostages in addition to Miss Hutchison, the director of the U.S. Information Service in the Dominican Republic, arc the Venezuelan consul and a vices consul, two Dominican secretaries, a Spanish priest and a young messenger. 6 die in car-train collision at Luxora LUXORA, Ark. (AP) - Six persons were killed Tuesday in a car-freight train collision at a Frisco railroad crossing at the edge of this Mississippi County town. County Coroner M. J. Os- bornc identified the dead as Beltie Mack, 80; her son, Walter Thomas, 50; Gertrude Harris, about 70; and her husband, Thurman Harris, who was in his 60s or 70s, all of Blytheville; Mary Watson, 74, of near Manila and Ernest Watson, 9, a, relative who live with Mrs. Watson. Osborne said Mrs. Watson was the driver of the station wagon, which belonged to Thomas. There was no survivor in the station wagon. "The car was just creeping along—no v more than 10 or la miles per hour" when it collided with the train that was traveling 50 m.p.h., Trooper Jim Snyder of the State Police said. V. An ambulance driver described the wreckage as "mangled." "The car was just a ball," Snyder said. "It was just all the bodies rolled up into this mass of metal. It took a long time to gel the car pulled apart. We don't even know who was sitting where." Snyder said the driver of the station wagon apparently did not see the approaching train even though the warning lights at the railroad crossing were working. Snyder said the brakeman for the train, which was headed for the Blytheville railroad yard, applied the train's brakes when he saw the station wagon, but it was too latei Parts of the station wagon were thrown beneath Uie locomotive, and Snyder estimated that the wreckage was scattered a hwlf mile down the track. . „, o,v>. to slaughter calves STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (AP) — Cattlemen from a wide area gather here today to shoot what one rancher estimated may be as many as 1,000 calves to protest economic conditions. Rancher Bill Greenway said the calves—all too expensive to raise to maturity—will be shot in the head then buried by bulldozers in a mass grave. "There's nothing left to do," Greenway said. "It's an act of mercy. I can't afford to raise them and I can't give them away. Nobody wants them. Feed just costs too much." At midmornlng, Lamar Holley announced that the Southwestern Meat Packers Association had volunteered to slaughter the calves and donate the meat to charities of the owners choice. He said he had no one on the scene but was trying to contact Greenway by phone. "We realize it is a tragic situation, but we don't think those cattle should be just thrown away to rot," said Holley, executive director of the group. Greenway is spokesman for the Cross Timbers Milk and Beef Producers Association, sponsors of the mass slaughter. Texas Agriculture Commissioner John C..White said Tuesday he would be in Stephenville this morning. White said in a telegram asked the cattlemen to delay the slaughter, "I recognize that everything your members say about the depressed conditions of dairy and livestock men is true, without question ... but it ' is my earnest hope that your planned actions tomorrow can be aver*2d." Greenway said the organization of Stephenville area cattlemen met Monday to plan the slaughter which, he said, will be attended by stock raisers from Brownwood, Cleburne, Fort Worth and a broad area of West Central Texas. "We can't go on like this anymore," Greenway said. "It's not a publicity thing. It's an act of mercy. I've got 1,000 head and I'm losing $100 a head on every one of them." Greenway, who has been in the agriculture business 35 years, said he is not concerned with the possibility the mass slaughter could generate hostility from the nonagriculture public. "It don't make any difference if it does. There's nothing else we can do. We're all going broke. We can't give them away," he said. The planned slaughter follows a protest rally staged last month at Sulphur Springs, Tex., by beef and dairymen over the costs of feed and the comparatively low prices, they receive for beef and milk. Miss your paper? City Subscribers: It 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. Rockefeller filling in for President today CLEAR WASHINGTON (AP) - Nelson A. Rockefefeller is filling in for President Ford at two nonpolitical stops that mark a one- day exception to his inactivity while undergoing congressional confirmation as vice president. Ford asked Rockefeller to Lake his place today at Brigha/n Young University in Provo, Utah, and before the national UPI Editors conference in San Francisco. Ford's wife, Betty, was operated on last Sat- urday tor breast cancer. Rockefeller's schedule called for him to make the overnight round trip to the Pacific Coast in under 30 hours, leaving Washington at dawn today and returning from San Francisco early Thursday. The decision to make the speeches, however, does not signal any change in Rockefeller's plans to avoid political speeches pending confirmation. I

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