Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 7, 1974 · Page 9
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, October 7, 1974
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Monday, October-ft WHO NEEDS HIP BOOTS if you're willing to go alt the way? This angler found an umbrella more useful during his pursuit of the elusive bonefish in one of Bermuda's •'•'•-• sandy bays. Japan abandons attempt to buy coal from Montana HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Japanese company has broken off negotiations to purchase strip-mined coal from Montana, saying it would not be a profitable venture and citing opposition from Western ranchers. The proposed deal was for the Mitsui Mining Co. of Tokyo to make large purchase?; of Western coal for shipment through Oregon ports. Fanners and ranchers, whose land sits atop federal coal reserves, oppose strip mining and said they had been told any exploitation would be to meet the domestic energy'crisisn not for export purposes. Mitsui officials in Tokyo said today the main reason talks were stopped was that such a purchase would not have been profitable. "Our company imported 12,000 tons of Montana coal in August, but the freight charges were much higher than we had expected and it did not pay," said one company executive. The officials said opposition to strip mining from a ranchers' group "was another factor" but not the principal one. They said talks might be resumed in the future if the cost of importing petroleum goes up and that of bringing in coal goes down. In an interview Sunday, Pemberton Hutchinson, president of the Westmoreland Resources coal company, said it appeared the Japanese were afraid any "brawling controversy" might result in legislation to limit the export of other coal reserves from Eastern states. The Japanese are the United States' biggest customer of metallurgical coal, most "of which comes from the Eastern states, Hutchinson said. Industry and government officials contend strip-mining of massive coal reserves in Montana and surrounding states is necessary to ease the nation's energy crisis. The battle lines began form- ing when it was learned Westmoreland had shipped 12,000 tons of coal, valued at about $60,000, to Japan by way of Portland, Ore., for a test burn by Mitsui. The Northern Plains Resource Council, an agriculture group opposed to (Strip-mining, reacted angrily to the idea that Montana coal might be shipped to Japan. Many ranchers have staunchly resisted development of the coal reserves, contending developers are interested in the vast reserves" simply because the coal can be strip-mined at relatively low cost. The New York Times said Sunday that Mitsui had taken a three-year option on a five-acre coal-dock site at Astoria, Ore. It quoted Astoria port officials saying Japanese companies had paid $35,000 for the option and were preparing to guarantee $20 million in revenue bonds for building a modern coal-storage and loading facility. People in the news "...',, . • . ,i:.-' 'i,-..t. 01 l-;:il:'. f . \i ^J/.'/ IV) ' ' '"'' " *'-» -<• DeMpsey closes restaurant M. •> . NEW YORK (AP) - One of the last outposts in the honky- tonk land of Times Square, Jack Dempsey's restaurant, has closed. About 150 friends and well- wishers were on hand Sunday night when the former world heavyweight boxing champ, now 79 years old, closed the eatery he had run since 1947. Dempsey and his partner, Jack Amiel, blamed an increase in rent, from $65,000 to $100,000 a year, for thfe closing. "I don't know what I'll do now. Maybe I'll take some lime off. Maybe I'll open another place in Manhattan," said Dempsey, who took his accustomed place at a table in the rear of the restaurant for the last night. At his side was his wife, Diana. WASHINGTON (AP) — Susan Ford, President Ford's 17- year-old daughter, has made her public debut as a White House hostess before Washington's diplomatic corps. "It's not all that bad, but I'd rather have Mother do it," she said Saturday night after shaking hands with guests for about 40 minutes. She was filling in for the ailing First Lady. She was dressed in a new red chiffon dress and her mother's white gloves and appeared cool and poised for the occasion. But she said later, "I kept shifting my feet and asking 'Dad, when it is going to stop?"' TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's forthcoming visit to the Mideast probably won't yield any specific proposals on the next stage of peace talks, Israel's foreign minister says, rael's foreign minister says. Yigal Allon talked Sunday with newsmen as he returned from a U.S. visit. He said Kissinger would be sounding out the Israelis and the Arabs for views on possible subjects at renewed Geneva talks. Kissinger is to begin his Mideast mission Wednesday. TOKYO (AP) — A Peking broadcast says Premier Chou En-lai has returned to the hospital after addressing a reception for China's 25th anniversary. Chou's first public appearance in two months came last Monday when he addressed the anniversary reception. The 76- year-old Premier is reported to have suffered a heart attack in May. The official Hsinhua news agency said Chou met President El Hadj Comar Bongo of Gabon in the hospital during the afternoon Sunday for a friendly conversation. The Mediterranean fruit fly lays as many as 500 eggs in one citrus fruit. Passing years haven't been too kind to the variety store NEW YORK (AP) — two decades haven't been kind to that old familiar Main Street fixture, the five-and-dime store. In the '60s, they faced sudden competition from the new discount stores and mounting consumer demand for a one-stop shopping center with plenty of Parking. Now in the '70s, big general merchandisers like Woolworth, W.T. Grant and S.S. Kresge see property taxes soaring in downtown locations, making giant, high-volume outlets in shopping malls even more attractive. This combination of factors has forced national variety chains to alter radically, and oflen painfully, their basic merchandising philosophies, some of which, like Woolworth's, evolved over nearly a century. Not that variety outlets have become unprofitable albatrosses in every case. But few national retailers seem interested in building them anymore. "We haven't opened up a va- riety-type store in five years," a spokesman for W.T. Grant says. "The national retailers have left that field to smaller regional concerns. The big companies are getting the hell out of it." The name most synonymous with the five-and-dime concept, F.W. Woolworth, still had more than 1,600 variety outlets as of April 30, but that was 51 fewer than a year ago. They anticipate another 50 to 60 closings in the current year. Woolworth, like the other national giants, has been concentrating its expansion programs on its 100,000 square foot-plus "Wooko," one-stop shopping centers located for the most part in suburban shopping malls. Woolco stores have grown in number from 192 in 1973 to 230, about 17 per cent of total Woolworth-owned stores and that percentage is growing. S S. Kresge, which once had 745 "Green Front" Kresge Stores of the five-and-dime type in the mid-1930s, now has only 379 in the United States. They are in a holding patten, a spokesman says, planning to maintain and modernize existing variety stores. These moves, which changing consumer demand and inflation have forced on retailers, continue to face the national chains with enormous challenges. Kresge appears to have adjusted well. Over-all sales were up about 19 per cent in the first half of 1974, while net income grew by about 14 per cent. Kresge's relative health, compared with Woolworth and Grant, is in part due to its being the first to sense about 12 years ago the growing consumer demand for large one- stop discount centers in suburban locations. In parts of Ireland, iron is considered such a sacred metal that thieves will not steal it! IWlPfc (AUK.) StAH Page Nine Ford* Gisphard to meet in •.-•-. 7 . * .s & »<• " '< ', ' PARIS (AP) - French President Valery Giscafd d'fis(aihj? will meet for the first lime with President Ford on Martinique in December, the Elysee Pal' ace announced today. The summit on the Frehch iilahd in the Caribbeafi will be Dec. 14-16, beginning a week after Discard is to be host to Soviet Communist party leader Leonid I. Breihnev in Paris. It will be the first meeting of French and American chiefs of state since the late President Georges Pompidou and former President Richard M. Nixon went to Iceland in May 1973. „ Ko important differences mar relations between France and the United States, although the two countries have been taking a different approach to the energy crisis. France has held back frotti Joining the 18-nation group of energy consumers sponsored by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. discard has said that he wants to improve relations with the United States, which dropped to a low point last spring witti add „__ over energy problems between Risstoget and then French'For* eign Minister Michel Jobeit Foreign Minister Jean Sau- vagnargues was entrusted with working out details of the presi* dcntial meeting when he was in Washington about 10 days ago. —Support your local merchants. lot the .Mctaess and her voice, died Sflturda^. 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