Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 7, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, October 7, 1974
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Arkansas is No A 1 in L|.S. broilefp%d^tion, and Hempstead the No, Scounty, ur Daily Bread Meed thin by The Editbr Alex. H. Washburn enear n end SANTO DOMINGO, Dbmini- Republic (AP) -< A flurry police activity; at the;Ve- ;uelan consulate, wh6re left=.« terrorists have been holed >up with an Americ&n diplomat ^ilpnd six; other hostagfefc for 10 pllays, spurred speculation today IJthat the siege may be nearing i end.;' ' : : : ,' : ; ;i ' .• Dominican authorities moved ; ||f||iozens of newsmen, photogra- |?f|£phers and television camera "'•' /s |crews almost out of sight of the gtwo-story consulate Sunday. I Police and a special army itmit cleared a two-block area [around the building, and three •vehicles drove onto the con- n .^^ sulate grounds through an adjacent churchyard. But there was no sign of ac- j^P'tlvity from inside, either by the Hp|' half-dozen terrorists or the hos- '5|||; tages. The hostages include ;||ft Barbara Hutchison, 47, head of $Ml the U.S. Information Service in Santo Domingo. Dominican police earlier called for the unconditional sur':§• render of the leftist rebels, who ffi, claim allegiance to the Jan. 12 $t Movement, It had been report" •$•': ed that the government of Pres- ?f;Udent Joaquin Balaguer had : yf agreed to let the terrorists •p.; leave the Dominican Republic, J|f but the government had denied .The hostages, also including two Venezuelan consular officials, a Spanish priest, two Dominican secretaries and a mes-_ senger, receiyed'IcK^ ratiq)ts'asl usual and were* reported in good condition. On Sept. 27, after Miss Hutchison was seized and taken to the Venezuelan mission, the terrorist leader, Radhames Mendez Vargas, called news.,. Ipapers and radio stations to an- cflfnounce the takeover. He de- "ipfmanded ^ million > 37 political prisoners and safe conduct out i§J||f of the country for all. Last Thursday he dropped pij|the cash demands and made an ^||tundisclosed cutback in the M%* ,— O f p r i soners he wanted Ten of the 37 prisoners on the [list said they wanted nothing to |do with Mendez and would not |leave their cells to go with him. Mendez, 32, is a self-styled | Maoist who once hijacked a Ve- f nezuelan airliner to Cuba. Mar- Iried and father of two daugh- I ters, Mendez served four years jof a 20-year sentence and was I released seven months ago. iSDeath takes VOL, 75— No. 304 , . nOhe Associated i PagfeS ;tfewspa0er EmfcrpHse Asss*tt.^atures Horn* of the Bowie Knife Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31,1974~4,< MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1974 A S filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subjects audit. 1 PRICE lOc i Fund Drive is la More than 2,000 cates i prods talks ^ _, - , arms ban Q*i Supreme Court docket JAKE HONEA (seated), chairman of the ^Commercial; DiVision; and Keith Schultz, chairman of the Industrial Division, go over plans at a kickoff breakfast which was held Wednesday at the Trade Winds Motor Inn. The 1975 United Fund Drive, with George Wright Jr. as chairman, officially began Wednesday with a breakfast of all UF officers, division chairmen, and workers. Agencies receiving funds were announced, and the county's goal in the drive was set. Lions speaker describes group's work with blind Nearly 200 persons sat in silence Sunday evening while Joe McLoughlin, third vice president of Lions International, unfolded the story of his impressions of the work done at Arkansas Enterprises for the Blind in Little Rock. McLoughlin had recently toured the adult blind rehabilitation center which has been a State project of the Lions Clubs for the past 35 years. His visits with individual trainees was the basis for much of his talk here. He concluded with an appeal to Lions and their wives to actively support the continuing work of this fine institution. McLoughlin speech was the climax to the day-long District 7-L Fall conference held at Red River Vo-Tech School. Lions clubs from throughout Southwest Arkansas, and from as far Mrs. Lemley Youth charged after escaping from police Mrs. W. Kendall Lemley, 92, died Sunday in a local hospital. Mrs. Lemley, who resided at the Presbyterian Village in Little Rock, was here on a weekend visit with her daughter, Mrs. Fred Ellis, when she became suddenly ill and had to be hospitalized Sunday afternoon. A native of Mt. Holly, Ark., Mrs. Lemley was the daughter if Dr. K.G. and Julia Chester cRae. Her husband, who (receded her in death by seven 'ears, was Judge W. Kendall imley of Hope. Mrs. Lemley was a member if the First Presbyterian •ch. Other than Mrs. Ellis, she is •vived by two daughters, ;. William A. Evans of Little iock, and Mrs. M.R. Stone of [ashville, Tenn.; five grand- iildren; and one great- •andchild. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First isbyterian Church of Hope ith the Rev. Ralph Madison ficiating. Burial will be in Lose Hill cemetery under the irection of Herndon Funeral ame. The family requests that, in u of flowers, memorial gifts sent to the First Presby- grian Church of Hope. Stephen Harvey, 18, of El Dorado was hospitalized here with head injuries following a scuffle with city policemen after they had stopped him early Sunday morning for having in his possession an injured deer. Harvey told police that he had hit the deer with his car. Police Chief Alvin Willis said that Harvey ran from the two officers who had stopped him, and from Benji Waller of the State Game and Fish Commission after Waller had tried to serve him with a summons for having illegal deer. Harvey was pursued and caught by Officer James Purtle, and was slightly injured by Purtle during a struggle for the officer's revolver. Harvey was taken to the police station and given a breathalizer test. A small amount of marijuana was found in his car, Chief Willis said. He was then taken to Memorial Hospital and x-rayed. While waiting for the x-ray results, Harvey escaped from officers again, but was caught in less than two hours. He was taken back to the hospital and con- fined. He was charged with possession of an illegal deer, possession of marijuana, driving while intoxicated, resisting arrest, and assaulting an officer. The arresting officers were James Purtle and Joe McCulley. Rising tides threatening CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Under the floodlit glow of a nearby rocket launching pad, hundreds of persons filled sandbags to pit against rising tides that tumbled one Cape Canaveral beach home into the Atlantic and threatened others. More than two inches of rain fell in 24 hours Sunday at this area near the Kennedy Space Center. Rising tides inundated the sand near beach homes and condominiums, making it the hardest hit of nearby communities as heavy rains drenched a large coastal section of Florida north of Miami. away as Harrison, were represented at the Sunday meeting. McLoughlin, who has been a member of the Lions Club in Springdale, Conn., since 1956, has held every major office in Lionism. He was introduced by Dr. Jim Fowler. Recognition of key awards was made by Edward G. Barry Sr., past International president; recognition of extention awards was done by Herman West, past International director; and introduction of attendance awards was made by M.C. Lewis Jr., past International director. The afternoon was devoted to training seminars in different aspects on Lionism, and to reports of ongoing projects in local clubs of this area, the State, and Lions International. Local Lions received information on a variety of subjects—from the establishing of a club bulletin, to the daily cost of parking a car at the International convention next June in Dallas, to the number of eyes and kidneys processed at the Lions Eye and Kidney Bank. While the Lions were attending the seminars and business meetings, their wives were entertained with a tour of Old Washington, and with a bridge tournament. There were many dignitaries in attendance, including Dr. Roy Kumpe, a leader in rehabilitation work for the blind; Dr. Jim Fowler, member of the board of directors for Lions International; and Joe Purcell, candidate for lieutenant governor and a member of the Benton Lions Club. The Fall conference was hosted by the Hope Lions Club under the direction of district governor Bob Shaddock of Camden. By HUBERT J. ERB Associated Press Writer BERLIN (AP) - Soviet par\ ty chief Leonid I. Brezhnev has : declared that it is time to "move further ahead" in disarmament talks; a restatement Of, standing Kremlin policy. , The prod came in a speech Sunday as Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger prepared to . travel to Moscow on Oct. 23 for ,' talks on nuclear weaponry and as Americans and Russians are meeting again in Geneva for strategic arms limitation talks ' (SALT). Brezhnev used a live 70-min• ute appearance on East German television to reiterate Soviet proposals on limitation of strategic armaments, reduction of troops in Central Europe, destruction of chemical weapons, withdrawal of nuclear vessels from the Mediterranean area and cessation of underground nuclear tests. U.S. officials in Washington said an initial reading of the speech indicated no new proposals. The Soviet leader, in East Berlin to paticipate in the observance of the 25th anniversa- . ry of the East German state, said previous agreements on j arms control "are not function- Jpng badly." £ The SALT Talks resumed last month afteiia;six-month recess. ' At his Aug^28 news confer;| ence, President Ford endorsed f the .goal of seeking a -new ' American-Soviet accord to limit strategic-arms.'"He qpid negotiating differences .within the U.S. government'would be resolved shortly. The differences concern whether the United States should strive for a compre-. hensive agreement, replacing the current temporary ceilings on offensive missiles with a permanent limitation, or confine the talks to control of multiple warheads, on which the Americans have a commanding lead. U. Alexis Johnson, the chief U.S. negotiator at the talks, indicated Sept. 17 in an interview at Geneva that the United States now favored the former approach. SALT I, the first round, established a rough parity of nuclear weapons. SALT n, which began in-November 1972, was to have dealt with controls on the quality of nuclear weapons, but a virtual deadlock developed. The negotiations adjourned March 19 in hopes that the July summit between Brezhnev and former President Richard M. Nixon would produce agreement on how to proceed. The summit produced only marginal agreements. Kissinger is expected to seek ways to unlock the talks during his visit this month. 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. WASHINGTON (AP) - the Supreme Court returns from summer recess today to a docket of more than 2,000 cases that raise issues ranging from the death penalty to presidential impoundment of funds. Brief opening ceremonies were scheduled for the first day, with Chief Justice Warren E. Burger expected to preside despite injuries received in a bicycle accident that have kept him away from the court most of the past two weeks. After the ceremonial opening, the court will spend the rest of the week in closed conferences, during which it will consider a record 992 requests for action of one sort or another. Last year, the total was 976. In 1970, it was 696. The court will announce decisions on some of these matters on its first decision day, Oct. 15. Most of them are appeals, which the court must decide whether to hear. They are among about 1,000 petitions for hearing that were filed during • the summer recess. The court already had more than 1,000 such requests pending at the end of Its last term. The court already has agreed to hear 89 cases beginning next week. Among the cases it is expected to schedule for argument later are the appeals of seven men condemned to die for murder and rape in North Carolina. The court ruled more than two years ago that the death penalty as then carried out was unconstitutional. The North Carolina Supreme Court, however, ruled that this invalidated only that portion of the state's death penalty law that made the penalty optional with the jury. The state's courts have continued to mete out death sentences by treating the law «s mandatory. Lawyers tor the NAACP L* gal Defense Fund, which is appealing on behalf of the defendants, most of whom are black, have contended that North Carolina courts are unconstitutionally evading the Supreme Court ruling. They also argue that capital punishment is unconstitutional under any kind of law because it is cruel and unusual punishment. Presidential impoundments, struck down by lower federal courts in a number of cases, will come before the Supreme Court for the first time in connection with a New York City dispute. The city challenged former President Richard M. Nixon's action in withholding $9 billion appropriated by Congress for water pollution control. Today is no-smoke day in Minnesota MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) — Today is D—for Don't Smoke—Day in Minnesota. State chapters of thr American Cancer Society, the Lung Association, the' Heart Association and the state health and education departments are urg- ' ing'snickers' not to light up : today and to consider kicking the habit for good. "We're not going to cure "the smoking habit with a one-day appeal," said Dr. David Carr, a lung cancer specilist at the Mayo Clinic and state president of the state Cancer Socity. "But this can dramatize the serious nature of the cigarette habit." For the past several weeks, sponsors have been preparing for what they call "the broadest assault on smoking by a single state in the history of the United States." Ken'Unger of the Cancer Society said 400,000 no-smoking pledge cards have been distributed throughout the state by business firms, volunteers and civic organizations. Free advertising was provided by broadcast stations and newspapers printed pledge cards. ••Unger said he was unable to give a statewide tabulation on how many pledges have been signed, but sponsors say they hope to get 85.0QO, or 10 per cent of the state's., estimated least a day. Minnesota's D-Day is pat\ temed after a no-smoking day held in 1973 in Monticello, a town of 1,700. Lynn Smith, publisher of the Monticello Times, spearheaded the campaign and is chairman of the statewide effort. He said 252 Monticello residents signed pledge cards for the town's D-Day. A recheck with 195 pledge-signers three months later turned up 17 who had quit for good. "If the smoker makes it through one day, it may be the first time he's been able to do this in years," said Smith, 54, who gave up cigarettes 20 years ago. "We say take it a day at a time. I will be very satisfied if J or 2 per cent of those who sign pledges not to smoke on D-Day quite smoking permanently." Minister urges boycott CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) — A fundamentalist minister urged parents to keep their children home from school today in the continuing protest over textbooks. More than 3,000 persons attended a rally Sunday to demand the permenent removal of the books, which contain poems and stories the protesters consider anti-Christian. "If we don't protect our children we'll have to account for it on the Day of Judgment," the Rev. Marvin Horan, a self- ordained minister, told the crowd. "No education at alj is better than what is going on in our schools now." Last month, the protesters boycotted schools for three weeks. About 20 per cent of the 44,800 school children in Kanawha County stayed home from classes as their parents picketed schools. Some mines and businesses shut down after the protesters picketed them in a effort to gain sympathy. The September boycott diminished after a citizens committee was appointed to examine the books, which included a reading series for elementary school children and supplemental literature texts for junior high and high school pupils. The books were removed two weeks ago for a 3<Way review period by the committee, but protest leaders said Sunday they had been deceived in agreeing to the review. Ford to outline proposals Tuesday WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford is reported ready to recommend an income tax surcharge on corporations and upper income individuals as part of his anti-inflation program. The President spent much of Sunday working on the package of proposals he will outline to Congress and the nation in a nationally televised and broadcast address from Capitol Hill at 4 p.m. EOT Tuesday. White House spokesmen said Ford has settled on more than a dozen specific proposals, centering on problems with food and energy prices, the depressed housing industry and record high interest rates. Administration sources said they expect the income tax surcharge to be among the President's recommenditions. According to Tim^bpagazine, Ford is ready to seek a 5 per cent surtax on corporations as well as individuals in the higher income tax brackets. Time said the surcharge "probably" would be on individual incomes of $7,500 and above and on family incomes of $15,000 and above. The President, asked about the magazine report as he left Bethesda Naval Hospital after visiting his wife Sunday night, said "I make no comments on what we're going to talk about on Tuesday." Administration sources acknowledged the 5 per cent sur- lax had been discussed at high level economic meetings. It probably would be coupled with tax reductions for those in lower income brackets who are hit hard by inflation, the sources said. The surtax presumably would apply against taxes paid — not the full income of an individual or a corporation — but details were scanty as Ford put the final touches on his major economic address. The President's proposals on housing are expected to include a recommendation for tax ex- emptions to encourage, the flow of savings into financial institutions for use as mortgage loans. The housing industry is in its deepest slump ever because of tight money and high interest rates. After the Sunday meeting, White House press secretary Ron Nessen turned aside questions on the President's tax plans. But he said the President's program "calls for sacrifices" by the public, industry and government. "Sacrifices will be asked but there also will be proposals to make the sacrifices equitable so everyone bears his just share," Nessen said. V

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