Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 5, 1974 · Page 1
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ur Daily Undefdef/c/ts and inflation, GovernmenMoesn'/go broke-^fpr/vofe cltlz&nsdo, e i — lowit Knif* Member of the Associated Press «,,»»»«*« »*.*.«*.,.. *,««.*»«** * VOL. 75—No. 303—6 Pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features HOPE. ARKANSAS SATtlttbAY, OCTOBER J, Av.ftM paid circulation 3 months ending Match 31 AsflledwHh Audit Buremi of Of WllHon PRICE ioc Thih by The Editor Uex. H. Washburn With Other Editors Say Acadian And Be Sure /as long ago in a Western le called "The Virginian" Gary Cooper leveled a eye at a stranger who had him a bad name and 'When you call me that, [e, mister." The stranger In Acadiana, the same ition ofttimes prevailed a newcomer (someone family has been here less 40 years) referred in jest Louisianian of Acadian :ent as a part of the Lomy of an animal with a >ed tail. The person so ressed would sometimes let >ass; at other times a hot- jered Cajun, of which there !a few, would let a fist or two 'ell, the Legislature recently Tided it had had enough, [m now on, the Senate and ise agreed, a Louisianian of inch-Acadian descent must called "Acadian" or ijun," and not that other •d . . . . 'here can be something leaning in using a term that iny people do find ob- ftionable, although, we peat, it's okay for the "in" Jwd. For those others who | not claim Acadian heritage, ,, .- the Legislature's action pftrt them to the coonass facts jSffife, and if they still insist on '*"" terminology, let them ce it—with a srnile. - 'ayetie (La.) Advertiser rrain men iummbned meeting ..'ASHINGTON (AP) — Pres- il$nt Ford has summoned exec- Ives of two major grain ex- jjgprting companies to the White '"use to discuss the adminis- Ition's decision to hold up the ipment of 125 million bushels ? grain to the Soviet Union. jasury Secretary William jjlsimon, in announcing the ac- ton Friday night, also said [!rd had served notice that he r cts exporters to seek White I louse approval before arrang- ^^ future contracts to ship in abroad. officials of Continental Grain of New York and Cook In- tries Inc., of Memphis, were to meet with Ford ay. \lp\griculture Secretary Earl L. "~*itz, an outspoken opponent of trictions on U.S. farm ex- >rts, was in California when move was announced and ike off a six-day tour of •stern states to fly here for [e meeting, an aide said, ime 91 million bushels of •n and 34 million bushels of leat were said to be involved the transaction. Officials did disclose the value of the .ipment. |U.S. officials said the deci- ,>n to hold up the sale was iluntary, but they declined to ty whether the Soviets or the ompanies or both had acceded an administration request to ce the transaction in abe- i ice. fixisting law empowers the -esident to order halts to the irt of such commodities. „ _ e action came at the end of Iffiay that Ford devoted to eco- r ic matters and that saw sse other economic developits: -The nation's unemployment |e rose to a 2^-year high of per cent in September, the [gest increase since January, ,n estimated 440,000 persons #1 the ranks of the unem- iyed. [iss your paper? Subscribers: If you fail " receive your Star please e 777-3431 between 6 and p.m.-Saturday before or 5 p.m. and a carrier will •liver your paper. Another 'victim* of Urban Renewal Legislators tO look mOfC iiiiifiiiii >.', g&JHHHHB - O ' . •deeply into nursing homes . «^*» , . . ,. . •*•!,_ ^^^.^.11 «!MM «tAAAttflW } LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Legislative Council decided Friday to look more deeply into nursing homes if legislators aren't satisfied with procedures for licensing and inspecting the facilities. The council told the Health , Department and the Social Services Division to report on now often the homes are inv spected, what percentage re{ ceive inspection, and what cor- > rections result. Sen. Olen Hendrlx of Antoine ' said he had' received com. plaints that the food in some 5 was "of inferior quality" and I that patients did not get proper care, "If these complaints are not • straightened out/we're going to { send a committee out to make } an on-scene inspection of nursing homes," Hendrix said. ; The council said it wanted to • study a staff report on budget ) procedures and receive the re- i piles from the Health Depart- iment and the Social Services Division before making any recommendations. The budget report, requested by Rep. Cecil Alexander of Heber Springs, mainly discusses legislative preparation of revenue estlmaes and conduct of budget studies separate from the executive branch. It said many legislatures tried to "assert their independence In many ways" and attempted to strengthen the legislative process in the belief that the legislative role should not be "merely one of bill passage and reaction to executive proposals and solutions." The council adopted a proposal by Sen. J. A. "Dooley" Womack of Camden calling for a study of the feasibility of a state Housing Finance Authority. The study would examine possible programs to finance low-or moderate-income housing and housing for the elderly. The council also adopted a proposal by Rep. Bobby G. Newman of Smackover to study Nixon recuperating < SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Richard M. Nixon has left the hospital, but the former president is under travel re.. strictions that will keep him off the witness itand in the Water•gate cover-Up trial for some time. —Hope (Ark.) photo by Roger Head THIS UNFORTUNATE mailbox just happens to be standing too close to the curb, and the result is the usual splatter of mud from passing autos. The mud which has splattered the box is caused by work from replacing the old water and sewer lines. The flow of cars in and out of the parking space in front of the mailbox has given the box a mud bath. . , ^^., •• /-phlebitis, was recuperating at his seaside villa' today after a 12-day stay in a Long Beach hospital. Dr. John C. Lungren, Nixon's physician, said Friday the former president was "literally exhausted" and would require one to three months' rest. That made it unlikely Nixon would appear soon as a witness in the trial of five of his former aides under way in Washington, D.C. The trial is expected to last about three months. "I think after being up all night going to the bathroom, losing sleep, having repeated tests, I would say his condition is worse than when he first came in," Lungren said. "An Jesuit defends women's ordination NEW YORK (AP) — A theological argument cutting across denominational lines has developed over whether 11 women ordained last summer as priests of the Episcopal Church were validly invested with that office. Most of the church's House of Bishops have said "no." But the theological rationale on which they acted is now challenged by the scholar on whose work their decision was mainly based. He's a Roman Catholic. The Rev. Frans J. van Beeck, a noted theologian at the Jesuits' Boston College, says that although the ordinations were irregular so far as church discipline goes, "they were true ordinations." "There is a good case for considering them not only true, but also de facto valid ... that is, recognized by the church," he says, adding they are "at any rate implicitly valid and recognizeable." What gave drama to Father van Beeck's intervention is that his writings on the issue had been cited by Episcopal Bishop Arthur A. Vogel of Kansas City in an analysis guiding Episcopal bishops in acting on the matter. Bishop Vogel, of the church's theological commission, concluded in the advisory, in which Father van Beeck was cited as an authority for the position, thai the women had not undergone ordination, but "only sen-- ice, only a rite." Father van Beeck, terming himself a reluctant witness because of hesiiancy as u an oui- sider to engage in armchair quarterbacking," says he did so as an ecumenical duty and that Bishop Vogel had misinterpreted him. On another point, he challenges the finding of the Episcopal bishops that the ordinations were invalid because the bishops performing them defied communal processes of the church — a position advised by Bishop Vogel. This "reasoning comes dangerously close to making the bishop a mere delegate of the community," Father van Beeck says. He says it also fails to recognize church "conflict and division" — as exists among Episcopalians on the issue, - The position "goes against the tradition" not only of the Anglican communion of which the Episcopal Church is a part, but against that of Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, Father van Beeck says. He says tradition holds that "for a sacrament to be true and valid, there must be the intention of doing what the church does," and this is what the four bishops who ordained the women in Philadelphia last July "obviously intended to do." Noting the "extraordinary situation" existing in the Episcopal Church, tvith majorities both of its bishops and lay-clerical representatives at various points favoring women's ordination, he adds: "The participants in Philadelphia were not breaking the church. They were breaking the discipline of the church — a discipline which is experienced as ambiguous." extreme potential danger still remains." The 61-year-old Nixon will take an anticoagulant drug, Coumadin, for at least several months for the phlebitis, Lungren said. While taking the drug, Nixon would be in danger of hemorr- ..Jte-.v ... r .*<(.7.;««MW«''" 1 w a .,,rt-,-«-A i - hagmg if.he suffered "physical trauma of any kind," Lungren said. "I would say that the tune of him being able to travel safely would be from one to three months, depending upon how well he responds to the anticoagulation, whether he develops any complications and whether or not he has any recurrence," Lungren said. Lungren said Nixon must restrict his physical activity during his rucuperation period. He will be able to walk around freely within limits, but "must not spend a protracted period of sitting in a car or airplane," the doctor said. Nixon, who emerged from the hospital in a wheelchair with his leg propped up, was accompanied by his wife, Pat, and daughter, Tricia, as he left the hospital in a black limousine on Friday. Lungren told a news conference after Nixon left that he knew some people still doubt the former president was actually ill. "I know there are a lot of doubting Thomases — but this is my honest conception of what I think should happen to him during his recovery period." Offshore drilling plans pushed WASHINGTON (AP) - The Interior Department is steadily continuing preparations to open the Atlantic Coast and the Gulf of Alaska to offshore oil drilling next year, provided environmental or legal obstacles don't foil its hopes. Undersecretary John C. Whitaker says he told the Bureau of Land Management and the Geological Survey to prepare a schedule for leasing in Lhe ALlanlic, ihe Gulf of Alaska, or alternately in the Gulf of Mexico, with the target of leas-, ing 10 million acres in 1975. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Dd Mass., said an orderly development plan could not be prepared in one year and charged, "The decision is premature and poieniially disastrous if it is implemented fully." Sen. Clifford P. Case, R-N.J., also said that "any firm com- murnenL 10 lease areas of the Atlantic Ocean for offshore oil drilling at this time is premature." But Whitaker said in an interview Friday there has been no decision on where to lease offshore in 1975. The schedule he ordered, including specific lease-sale dates, may not actually be carried out, but is needed so the Ituerior Department can assign funds and manpower to prepare Lhe fiivironmental studies required, WhiLakersaid. Whitaker noted that Interior cannot legally make offshore leasing decisions before completing environmental studies and cannot lease in the Atlantic umil the Supreme Court settles a jurisdictional dispute with the (.•oasual states. Meanwhile, U.S. hopes for driving down world oil prices by reducing demand received encouragement from Saudi Arabia's oil minister, Sheik Ahmed Zaki Yamani. Federal Energy Administrator John C. Sawhill appeared in a panel discussion with Yamani on Friday and asked him whether the world oil price would go down if industrial nations cut demand. "I think if you do this, it will go down, unless some of the major producers come down and cut drastically their production," Yamani replied. "Now, the major producers of the world who can do this ... number Saudi Arabia, and I can tell you right now we won', cut our production," Yamani added. Yamani said Iran was the other major producerg Iran's ambassador Ardesheir Zahedi, in the first row of the audience, quickly stated Iran, too, would refrain from cutting production i.o create artificial shortages. W. EDWIN COX (above), public relations consultant for Lion Oil Company of El Dorado, will speak to the Hope Lions Club at its regular luncheon meeting here Monday. His topic will be on "How to Double Your Effectiveness in Dealing with People." procedures of the state Nursing Board in administering licensing examinations for registered nurses. Newman said the National Board Examination, which reg* istered nurses must pass to re* celve their license to practice in the state, was administered only once a year in Arkansas. He said a "very high percentage of those taking that examination failed." Such a high failure rate may have been caused because of unfavorable conditions where the examination was conducted, he said., The examinations are administered in the Hall of Industry at the State Fair grounds and about 700 persons take the exam in a single room, Newman said. He said it looked to him like nursing examinations should be administered more frequently. the council also received a memorandum from Charles T. Crow, state planning director, on a council staff report on state-owned lands and the tax revenue lost locally through state ownership. Crow said his department's first reaction was to support the concept that the loss of taxes to local governments and school districts through exemption Is a valid point. Some kind of rebate may be in order, he said. However, he said that nearby state-owned property often caused other developments to spring and that "tax revenues from this associated development has in many cases far exceeded that which was given up to the state in terms of property tax losses on state-owned property." Obituaries MRS. MONROE KENT Mrs. Monroe Kent of Patmos died Saturday morning in a Texarkana hospital. She was 72. She Is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Woodrow Allison of Fordyce, and Mrs. Douglas Waters of Patmos, Ark.; one son, James Kent of Las Vegas, Nev.; two brothers, E.L. Hamiter of Nevada, and Harold Hamiter of Chicago; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held '-at-2r30- p,m,-Monday in v the • Herndon Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. FranWe Burke, officiating. Burial will be in Macedonia cemetery under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home. CARLLAUTERBACH Carl Lauterbach, 74, died Saturday at a local nursing home. He is survived by two brothers, Harry Lauterbach of Hope and James Lauterbach of Taft, Tex.; one sister, Mrs. Edgar Tyler of Hope; one son, Johnny Lauterbach of Midland, Tex.; two daughters, Catherine Derrlng of ftgleside, Tex., and Barbara Renlcke of Portland, Ore. Funeral services will be held at 2p.m. Sunday in the Herndon Funeral Home chapel with burial in Rose Hill cemetery under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home. Israeli leader dies JERUSALEM (AP) - Zai- man Shazar, poet, Biblical scholar and politician who retired last year as president of Shazar was taken to Jerusalem's Hadassah Hospital on Sept. 29 suffering from what an aide called "general deterioration of the body brought upon by old age." He had been ailing since May, when he suffered a heart attack, Dracula's bones rest in island monastery By NICHOLAS LILLITOS Associated Press Writer SNAGOV ISLAND, Romania (AP) — This wooded island in the heart of a big Romanian lake resort never has visitors at night. Some say Dracula is buried here. ' Among the fervent believers is Romania's Tourist Ministry. As dusk falls and the last ferry chugs back to the mainland, only four people stay behind— two Christian Orthodox monks and their assistants. They look after the island monastery where, it is claimed, ihe "Prince of Darkness" sleeps. The resting place is a top tourist attraction, despite years of controversy over whether it is ihe right spot. Romania's real-life Dracula was Prince Vlad HI, born in 1431. A sadistic, blood-thirsty tyrant—German chronicles say he skinned people and boiled their heads in kettles—the prince gave himself the nickname Draculan, mean ing son of the devil. But Vlad was better known to his subjects as Tepes, or in English, impaler. His favorite sport was sticking people on stakes. One papal nuncio estimated that he impaled 100,000 persons during his reign over the principality of Wallachia. Today it's part of Romanian territory bordering on Bulgaria. The brave of heart who visit Snagov take a 2&-mile drive north of Bucharest. The lush, green, rolling countryside is beautiful and inviting. That is, until you see the island. Thick with trees, its banks are hidden by tall drooping water creeds which look as though they've been sapped of their strength. The grave, said to be Dracula's, was discovered by Romania's eminent archaeologist, Dinu Rosetti, in 1931 after he followed up a folk lore story known only to neighboring villagers across the lake. The prince, so the tale goes, was buried under a stone slab just inside the monastery's doorway. Worshippers entering it presumably relieved his "troubled spirit" by walking over him. There, under a pile of brickwork, lay a skeleton complete with skull. Inside the grave was the tattered remains of a very rich costume, also a belt buckle and signet ring. It bore the emblem of Dracula. Mystery, however, now shrouds the findings in the grave. Shortly after the Bucharest Historical Museum took possession of the ring, clothes and buckle, they inexplicably disappeared. To this day nobody can explain how they were lost. Despite strong local belief the monastery is Dracula's resting place, one of Romania's leading historians, Constantin Giurescu, maintains Dracula was beheaded by the Turks sometime around 1476. The head was nailed to the gates of Istanbul for everybody to see the infamous impaler, says Giurescu. Dracula believers say it was common practice in those days for rich families to pay for the delivery of their dismembered kinfolk, and that explains the skull in the monastery grave. Next year, the RomaniaR authorities plan a systematic excavation of Snagov to try to confirm the evidence.

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