Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 3, 1974 · Page 1
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•* Under deficits afjdMfite#o«j , Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by the iditof Alex. H. Washburn Unhappy merchants Parks'response Postal bpO'bob Hope's downtown merchants oesn't go bnoke-but private citizens do, of (He Bowis Knife 2 sections 2fi pages VOL, •ts- -No, 301 Member of the Newspaper fchl ' i *• *i ' i " Assoeiau-rf iPreis \.i MCpMse A|s'tt. Features IW >t*E. ARKAi&Jp THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1974 Av. «ct paid plrrulailmi 3 month* ending Maf<-h ,?J, Iff?4<-*4,(f8<} As filed with Audit Bureau of CJrcalflUons, subject in audit, PRICE Ifle signed petitions t have guaranteed the stores to support their protest. The first letter appears on this page, and will be followed by letters and petitions in later editions. Editor The Star: Thank ydu for the 25 copies of Hope Star containing .the pictures and announcement of the state's purchase of the Goodlett cotton gin. Your interest in the state's purchase of the gin is commendable. We are very excited about it being relocated at Old Washington, and feel that it will be a real asset to the park. Again, thank you for the copies of the article. We will put them to good use. Sincerely yours WILLIAM E. HENDERSON Director, Arkansas. Department of Parks and Tourism Sept. 24, 1974 149 State Capitol Little Rock, Ark. 72201 The period around Sept. 30 is not exactly a happy one for working newspaper people- particularly those in charge of circulation records. The Star being a member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations we are due to file an affidavit with Chicago as to our average paid circulation for the six months ending Sept. 30—and we have just 15 days in which to do.it. When something like that is hanging over you the best possible policy is to get it done at once. And so, as we have done for many years, the 9-30-74 Publisher's Statement went off; by airmail the night of the 30th. There is a special incentive for the early bird, for the first statements reaching Chicago are the first ones confirmed for publication back home. Some years ago the U.S. Post Office—now the U.S. Postal Service—added a new hazard to the Sept. 30 deadline by requiring a complicated set of figures covering circulation for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, with the further requirement that the figures be published the very next day, Oct. 1. We got over that hurdle, too, as you recall in reading our ownership statement published last Tuesday. But government has a strange way of doing business. Some years ago when asking for detailed circulation figures in the ownership report the first issue of the new regulations required your calculation to be in balance—yet the government form nowhere made an allowance for "Unaccounted For" copies. That's the gadget by which you establish a final balance between press rim and distribution. "Without it you can't," I told the late Robert Wilson, the Hope postmaster. "Sounds likely," he replied. • It was so likely, in fact, that the next year's ownership form included the item "Unaccounted For copies." Even as late as 1974 government is still making what are called "boo-boos" in the printing craft. That ownership statement I signed and published this Oct. 1 makes the net press run the basis for all calculations. The ABC system, which is the Bible of circulation work, begins with gross press run, from which you deduct spoils on the press, and spoils after the press run, and the result is the net press run. But if you look up our Oct. 1 edition you will note that Item F of our ownership statement calls for a listing of "spoiled after printing"—in other words, after first making the deduction to arrive at the net press total, Uncle Sam is now going to deduct it a second time! You wonder why the gee-whiz boys in government didn't go down the street to on? of the Washington dailies and learn what it was all about before writing a new form for a private business that is almost as old as government. Hope's merchants: unsun< heroes of Urban Renewal/ Editor The Star: I graciously tip my hat to the many customers of the downtown merchants of Hope who have so loyally and bravely fought the traffic and confusion to get to their stores to trade with them. We have had to dodge the bulldozers, front-end loaders, air hammers, demolition crews, dirt, sand and gravel trucks, ditching machines, dust, mud, sand and gravel piles. If we park near the store in the ditch next to the curb in the mud and water we must pay for that privilege by putting money in the parking meter. Most all city streets are too narrow, but I see that the plans for Hope streets downtown are to make them smaller by the use of flower beds between the side walks and the middle of the street, then making some of the-streets ONE WAY. I saw a petition downtown yesterday signed by approximately 95 per cent of the merchants asking the urban-renewal administrators of Hope to eliminate from their plan the one-way streets and flower beds. Can (approx.) 95 per cent of the merchants that asked for this change be wrong—and the (approx.) 5 per cent that did not sign this petition be right? Sincerely yours, LEO RAY Sept. 27, 1974 J *>.,* '.' Hope Ark. Investigators plan ani sees another war doesn't pull back WASHINGTON (AP) -Sheik Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia's petroleum minister, warns that another Middle East war could break out in the next six months if the United States' does not force Israel to pull back all the way to its 1967 borders. "All the ingredients of another war are here if we don't have a full Israeli withdrawal," Yamani told 17 newsmen at a dinner Wednesday night. However, if Israel yields all the land occupied during the 1967 war Saudi Arabia should be able to persuade all Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to sharply reduce cur- < rent oil prices, he said. "I assure you if we can solve the (Israeli) problem the price of oil will come down," Yamani told his guests. Together Arab slates produce some 24 million barrels of pet* /oleum a day. Yamani's theory r is that Iran and Venezuela, the two lop non-Arab producing nations, would not withstand a united Arab drive for lower prices. The Harvard-educated oil minister portrayed Saudi Arabia as a friend of the United States and a steadfast advocate within oil councils of lower prices. Were it not for Saudi Arabia, he said, petroleum would now sell at $15 to $17 a barrel instead of about $11. "It's all in America's hands," he said. "Israel's only source of power is the United States." Yamani advanced two major reasons for Israel to settle now with its Arab neighbors by giving up all of its gains from the 1967 war. Ordinary Americans, finding oil prices on the 'rise, are questioning whether the current lev- cl of U.S. support fof Israel is in their interest, he said. Also, Yamani said, the Arabs are growing ever stronger militarily. "We're not suggesting Israel should disappear," he said. "The United Slates can give it security. But the Palestinians who lost their homes have to be treated as human beings." Yamani said Saudi Arab) will continue its campaign at the next OPEC meeting in December for a price reduction of $1 a barrel. He said high oil prices are responsible for only a fraction of ihe current inflation and suggested the United States cut its petroleum consumption by conservation measures and finding alternate sources of energy. Swedish authors cited Businesses facing chilly winter By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer Public utilities are warning businesses across the country that they may not get natural gas for heating this winter. Some utilities are refusing to accept new customers, industrial or residential. An Associated Press survey showed there is a shortage of natural gas in almost every area, with the East Coast ap- mand. The contingency plans are outlined in a memo from the Federal Energy Administration to the Interior Department. The AP obtained a copy of the memo. Last June, the FPC revised its pricing system for natural gas, replacing a series of regional limits with a single national price of 42 cents per 1,000 cubic feet for;so-called "new" p^ently.^acing,themqstsj?y^reL v gas from wells that began operV probMti; Natural'gas"'provideS''^^1Sff after Jan. 1,' 1973, Pre- 31 per cent of the energy used yiously, the price ranged from SANTA BARBARAn Calif. (AP) — State investigators planned to fly over a 12-mile section of rocky coastline today to inspect an oil slick that Coast Guard officials say was caused by natural seepage. Lt. Terrence O'Connell, who led a Coast Guard team tramp- No major progress expected NEW YORK (AP) - No major progress toward an Arab-Israeli settlement is expected during Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's trip to the Middle East next week, a senior American official said today. Apparently trying to head off anticipation of a breakthrough, the official said all that is expected from the secretary's visits to Egypt, Syria, Jordan and Israel is an understanding of what may come next. The source emphasized there would be no repeat of the shuttling back and forth between Arab cities and Israel that marked Kissinger's previous Middle East trips. ing the beach between Ventura and Santa Barbara checking for damage, said they found "mostly pea-sized, crude oil balls" along the high tideline mark. The seepage had caused no damage to the beach area south of Santa Barbara and presented no danger to fish or fowl, the team reported. "Natural gas seepage in the area is common but ocean currents and wind usually keep the oil offshore," O'Connell said. "Weather conditions recently have been calm in the area so that the oil from natural seeps may not have dissipated but rather may have been blown on to the beach, he added." The Coast Guard investigators said they could not detect any odor of oil fumes usually associated with fresh oil during their on-foot study of the shoreline from Emma Woods State Beach to Carpenteria. Initial reports of the oil slick aroused fears that it could be a repeat of the 1969 blowout of a Union Oil Co. offshore drilling platform which blackened an 800-square-mile area off the Santa Barbara coast. Hundreds of thousands of gallons of crude oil were dumped into the ocean, causing extensive damage to the coastline and taking a heavy toll of life among birds and fishes. .in the country. <. ' • \'. Spokesmen for the utilities and some state officials blame the Federal Power Commission for the shortage. They say the FPC ceiling price for natural gas is loo low and discourages exploration. "The companies need more money to explore and get additional gas," said George I. Bloom, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission. Meanwhile, The Associated Press learned that federal officials are preparing contingency plans to deal with a possible shortage of coal if miners walk oul when the current coal contract expires Nov. 12. The plans include diversion of some coal supplies from electric utilities to other industries, an embargo on coal exports and standby legislation under which industry could be ordered to cut back on production. They also include plans to seek legislative authority for an excise tax on electricily in the event of a need to reduce de- 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. 19.9 to 34 cents per 1,000 cubic feet and averaged 27 cents, the commission said. The government action was expected to mean another boost in prices for consumers who already are paying more than last year. A spokesman for Minnesota Gas Co. said, for example, thai rales for residential customers are 12 to 14 per cent higher than last year and industrial customers are paying 30 per cent more than they did in 1973. The shortage will-hit hardest at "interruptible" customers — large industrial users whose them to be of trouble. make ar- altcrnate contracts call for cut off in times These customers rantfements for sources of energy like heating oil. Cold weather frequently has meant cutoffs for the "inter- ruptibles" in the past and officials say the situation will be worse this year. Most ulililies said residenlial customers and high-priority users like hospitals and schools would not be affected by the shortage. But some companies are trying to discourage new customers. / Results of livestock judging Livestock judging at the Third District Livestock Show and Rodeo in Hope took place Saturday, September 28, with the following results: JUNIOR DIVISION Breeding Cattle Chionina: Grand Champion Heifer and Reserve Grand Champion Heifer - Gary Salisbury of Blevins. Hereford: Champion Bull and Grand Champion Bull - Robin Russell of Camden. Champion Female - Becky Russell of Camden; and Reserve Champion Female - David Johnson of Bismark. Angus: Grand Champion Bull and Reserve Champion Bull Dwane Rowe of Hope. Champion Female - Bruce Maloch of Emerson and Reserve Champion Female - Roy L. Burt of Texarkana. Brahman: Grand Champion Bull - Steve Lively of Washington and Reserve Champion Bull - Kirk Echols of Nashville. Grand Champion Female - Rodney Kirksey of Bismark and Reserve Champion Female - Steve Lively of Washington. Brangus: Grand Champion Bull - Bobby Mclaughlin of Nashville. Grand Champion Female and Reserve Champion Female - Bobby McLaughlin of Nashville. Sanla Gertrudis: Grand Champion Bull and Reserve Grand Champion Bull - Mark Hunter of Magnolia. Grand Champion Female and Reserve Grand Champion Female Rusty Mitchell of Texarkana. Charlois: Champion Bull Rick Chambers of Nashville. The Showmanship trophy in this division was awarded Robin Russell of Camden. JUNIOR DIVISION - Steers and Fat Calves Grand Champion Steer - Brad Joyce of Hope and Reserve Grand Champion Steer - Robin Russell of Camden. Brad Joyce of Hope was awarded the Showmanship trophy in this division. JUNIOR DIVISION Breeding Swine Chester White: Grand Champion Boar - Bruce Maloch of Emerson Grand Champion Sow-Mike Nettles of Nashville and Reserve Champion Sow-Rusty Nettles of Nashville. Duroc: Grand Champion Sow - Robbin Russell of Camden and Reserve Champion Sow • Ricky Rowe of Emerson. Hampshire: Grand Champion Boar - Randy Yates of Emerson. Poland China: Grand Champion Sow - Ricky Rowe of Emerson. Yorkshire: Grand Champion Boar - Ross Ion FFA and Grand Champsion Sow • Rosston FFA. The Registered Swine Showmanship Trophy was awarded Bruce Maloch of Emerson. JUNIOR DIVISION - Market I-ambs Grand Champion Lamb Dennis Arrington of Hope and Reserve Champion Lamb Chris Pastuszka, also of Hope. Chris Pastuszka won the showmanship trophy in the Market Lamb Division. SENIOR DIVISION Hereford and Charolais Hereford: Grand Champion Bull and Reserve Grand Champion Bull - Ned Purtle and Son of Hope. Grand Champion Heifer and Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, also, Ned Ray Purtle and Son of Hope, Charolais - Champion Bull and Reserve Champion Bull Billy Bob Smith of Hope. STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) — Two Swedish authors in their 70s, literary giants in their own country but little known abroad, shared the 1974 Nobel Prize for Literature today. Eyvtnd Johnson, 74, was cited for a "narrative art, farseeing in lands and ages, In the service of freedom," and Harry Martinson, 70, for poems and other works that "catch the dewdrop and reflect the cosmos." Johnson, a lumberjack at the age of 14, is most famous for his "Krilon" trilogy written ' during World War II as an anti- Nazi protest, Martinson, an orphan who went to sea at the age of 16, enriched the Swedish language with his poems, npvels and es- \ says. He is best known for a poem about a space voyage that was turned into the opera "Aniara" in the 1960s. ' They share a prize worth about $124,000. Both were influenced by early travels abroad and wartime experiences. Their works have been translated into the Nordic languages, but only six of their books into English. Neither was present at today's meeting of the Swedish Academy to which they belong. It was the first time in 23 years that the Nobel Prize for Literature went to Swedes. Earlier pri?,us were won by Selma Lagerlof in 1909, Verner von Heidenstam and Erik Axel Karlfeldt in 1931,, and Per La- gerqviflt in 1951. •The last American to win the prize was John Steinbeck in 1962. Ernest Hemingway won the award in 1954, and William Faulkner in 1949. The Nobel Prizes for literature, economics, medicine, physics and chemistry, and peace were created by the will of Alfred Nobel, the Swedish chemist and inventor of dynamite. Hope's P&R schedule is planned for all age groups ByROGERHEAD Star Feature Writer With a staff of four full-time employes, the Hope Parks and Recreation Department works year-round to supply the city of Hope a schedule of activities in which all ages participate. Paul Henley is director of the Parks and Recreation Department. "Hope's had a Parks and Recreation Department since 1951 which I think makes it the second oldest in the State. Little Rock has had one longer," Henley said in a recent interview. "And I've been with them since 1969," he added. Henley's office is located in the city shop building at Fair Park along with the Street, and Sanitation Departments. And Henley's secretary is secretary to these two departments also. According to Henley, the city is trying to buy the old state highway headquarters and move the Sanitation and Street Departments along with the city shop there. "We would take this building and turn it into a community center," Henley said. In addition to Henley, the Parks and Recreation Department has a secretary mentioned previously who shares her time with the Street Department and the Sanitation Department. Henley has two maintenance men who work to keep the park grounds and fields in shape for whatever event is on the calendar. Henley says there are problems that stem from having to share the building and area with the other depart- ments. "I'm disappointed when we spend a lot of time picking paper on that side of the park (across the street from the city shop) and you come over here and have junk cars." He said they wanted to make a "park instead of a junk yard." Henley did say that in the last couple of years the area where the Fair was held had been cleaned up. In the past, the litter was left for the Parks and Recreation Department to clean up, according to Henley. The Department has the Coliseum, where many of the Fair activities are held, for 49 weeks of the year. The weeks prior to, during and after the Fair, the area is given over to sponsors of the Third District Livestock Show. Under Henley's direction, the Department has developed areas totaling 65 acres for use. Forty-five acres of this total is located in the Fair Park complex. Included in this park are the Coliseum; Key Field and Kay Field, a pair of baseball diamonds which are also used for football; a swimming pool, three tennis courts, which cost over $40,000; picnic areas; Boy Scout and Girl Scout huts and other facilities. The remaining 20 acres is in the north part of the city. At City Park, there is a swimming pool, a baseball field, basketball court, playground and a youth center. According to Henley, the city owns approximately 45 acres around Dyke Springs which is completely undeveloped. Henley says it would take about $100,000 to make it over into a park. "My idea would be to make it over into something like a State park where it would not be ball fields or anything. It would be complete picniking, Dykes Spring is a year round spring, we could dam it up and have trouting, nature trails, bike trails, bridle paths, and this type thing." In 1973, the Parks and Recreation Department had a total of 2485 participants in its activities. This included 50 members of the women's auxiliary, 195 coaches and managers, 25 officials, 125 members of two senior citizens club, 715 participants in swimming and track, and 1340 participants in various leagues for different sports. The Department offers the traditional sports of baseball, football, basketball and soft ball for people of all ages. In 1973 they had 64 businesses sponsor teams in the various leagues. They have leagues for boys, girls, men and women in the different sports. Other activities offered include a track and a field day, Red Cross swimming programs, jogging, sponsoring a girl scout troop, and providing some activities for the mentally retarded. The Parks and Recreation Department operates on a budget of $5,295. Of this total, $34,220 is allocated for salaries; $6,225 is for supplies; $3,750 is scheduled for maintenance; $5,500 for special services (Continued on Page Two) School in S. Boston to reopen BOSTON (AP) -South Boston High School closed after a fight between black and white pupils Wednesday. It was reopening today. Meanwhile, two weeks after court-ordered busing began in Boston, city wide school attendance continued to rise slowly— 80.8 per cent of the pupils were in class Wednesday, compared to 80.2 per cent Tuesday. Seven pupils and three teachers were injured slightly in the fight at South Boston's cafeteria. One witness, Kevin Ryan, 16, said the fight started after a "shoving match between a black kid and a white kid. "But then, food started flying all over the place—coffee, milk, cake and spaghetti," Ryan said. His sister Terry, 15, said she was hit on the side of the head by a food tray. The fight was broken up when headmaster William J. Reid called in members of the police department's tactical patrol force. Earthquake jolts Lima LIMA, Peru (AP) — A sharp earthquake jolted Lima today, collapsing several old houses in the downtown area. The quake was felt throughout central Peru, causing undetermined damage. Newsmen counted six injured, but there were no immediate official reports of over-all casualties. The quake struck at 10:21 a.m« EDT, causing panic in Lima.

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