Arkansas is No. 1 in U,S, Our Daily Bread Sliced thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Benjamin Badger Brown,an inquiry, 4 theGoodlett gin ' . - ; I • . Editor The Star: I am trying to locate the death .record of a Mr. Benjamin, Badger Brown, who was born in Yadkin County, North Carolina, on August 21, 1854i.He* left North Carolina many years ago, and apparently first lived ,in El Reno, Oklahoma, and then in Hope, Arkansas. On January 5,1916, he wrote a letter to a brother in Yadkin County, North Carolina, in which it was indicated that his address at that time was, R.F.D. No. 2, Box 78, Hope, Arkansas. To the best of my knowledge, that was the last letter ever received from him. It is believed that he was a farmer, or farm worker, as long as his health permitted. According to an entry in the Family Bible, he died in Hope, Arkansas, but the date of his death was not given. Any information or assistance which you might be able to render relative to the date and place of his death would be greatly appreciated. I am particularly interested in learning his marital status, and whether or not he left any surviving children. I am also mailing a copy of this letter to Mr. Bobby Lee, of Herndon Funeral Home, who suggested that I write to you in this regard. Yours very truly, LAFAYETTE WILLIAMS Attorney at Law Sept. 27, 1974 P.O. Box 638 Yadkinville, N.C. 27055 Hempstead the No, 5 county, /Mcfhbef «f th^ Associated Press VOL, 75—No. 30a —8 Pages Nettspapef fiMefprise Ass'n. Features 6me Of tho Bowift Knife TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, t9?4 Av. not paid circulation 3 months ending March 31,1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bnrcflu of Circulations, PRICE IOC Editor The * Star: Sloman Goodlettlias sfentto'"me a copy of Friday's Hope Star. I have read with interest the article and enjoyed seeing the picture of the old Goodlett Gin. As a young boy, I always watched with interest the ginning of cotton when visiting at my Grandfather's home place. I think you are to be commended as to your efforts in preserving this old gin for posterity. Betty Peck sent to me a clipping from a recent issue of your paper a nice write-up about the death of my brother- in-law, Gene Goff. I sent this clipping on to Verna Lea at her present home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I would like a few copies of your September 20th issues of the Star containing the Goodlett Gin article. I enclose 50c to cover the costs and mailing of same. You need not bother to send the entire paper, just send the tear sheets covering the write-up and pictures. Thanking you in advance, I am, Sincerely yours, S. G. PILDY Sept. 23, 1974 Miller Land & Lumber Co. Room 610 Texarkana National Bank Bldg. Texarkana, Texas 75501 In defense of •' ' Urban Renewal program Ed. Note: The Star gives equal space and equal position to both sides of a public con* troversy. The following presents the Urban Renewal position, as opposed to the earlier at* tacks on this page. Editor The Star i I know that you oppose the ef forts of the Housing Authority to redevelop < downtown, and I respect your opinions &nd reasoning on this issue. However, it is my hope that 1 you will allow me to state the case for redevelopment to your readers from a professional standpoint. I have been involved in Hope as a city planner since 1967, and have come to know the city and its problems. Working with the City Board, the Housing Authority, and Planning Commission has been a gratifying experience for me because of the unwavering dedication of these citizens. Our ability to obtain funding for downtown renewal was unparalleled in Arkansas. The leadership, enthusiasm, and perseverance of Mike Kelly has resulted in an opportunity to turn downtown into a/modern shopping center while preserving the charm and character of fine old buildings in a historically rich downtown. I personally traveled to cities in California, Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan, Texas, and Kansas to observe downtown areas that have undergone redevelopment similar to our project in Hope. I have seen documentation of sales increases. I have seen downtown areas alive with sidewalk sales, spring festivals, plaza style shows, political rallies, art and craft displays, etc., where formerly automobile traffic congestion, cracked sidewalks and weeds existed. I have seen cities receive national recognition for downtown redevelopment. I have seen cities where the Chamber of Commerce hosted bus loads of persons from other cities who came to see how their downtown was redeveloped. I took two passenger train cars of people from Pauls Valley, Okla., to Grand Junction, Col., to see a very successful downtown project. "•',.-' :;.•!' V TJ>e storyJ-gnijtelling4^|;hatllppe;e^^^t tfe, see" new" activity downtown that is unimaginable unless you have seen it happen elsewhere. We have planned a place where parking is ample and people can shop among trees and warm green spaces not unlike new shopping centers normally found only ire major metropolitan areas. A place that will give shoppers new reason to come downtown and to select Hope over other shopping areas. The objective is increased sales and a new image for our growing city. We knew, as did the merchants who participated in the planning, tfcat there would be inconvenience during construction. However, every effort has been made to minimize the inconvenience. We are looking at a long-term benefit that cannot be achieved without some short-term inconvenience. In isolated instances some merchants may not find delivery as convenient. But I can promise that the good to be derived by each merchant will far outstrip any inconvenience because business will be more convenient for shoppers. Traffic congestion will be diminished, parking probllems have already been diminished. To those persons who disagree, I would say that I understand their feelings and respect their motives. I simply believe they are wrong. Sincerely, HODGES VINES FOX CASTIN & ASSOCIATES THOMAS L. HODGES, AIP Oct. 4, 1974 Gaines Place Third & Gaines Little Rock, Ark. 72201 —Hope (Ark.) photo by Roger Head H.A. JOHNSON of Hope, a maintenance worker for the UniteoVfctates Postal Service, cleans off the mailbox on the corner of Walnut and Second Streets. After the Star ran a picture of the box splattered with mud, the Post Office sent Johnson down to clean off the mud. The mailbox was a "victim" of the mud holes created by the work in the downtown area. Angry farihers seek mee|ing with -E^prd- The farmers called for a halt x f to.. imports of,, beef, dairy, ^poultry and pork»produets' and * asked that the government purchase domestic surplus and make .them available to programs for low-income people. The delegation that will try to meet with Ford includes Connie Poffenbarger, a Diamond dairy farmer who organized the meeting; Bob Melton Jr., of Mount Vernonn president of the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Improvement Association; Harold Adamson, a rural Goodman pork producer; Marvin Sreaves, a Goodman egg producer, and Richard Franks, Democratic candidate for 7th District congressman. A similar meeting is scheduled Thursday at Marshfield, where farmers will discuss a proposal to slaughter dairy cows and distribute the meat to jobless union members and pole on welfare. 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. (AP) .from five: v,>- — " "T,^.~ J , r -- T "V*9F p *'•:"•"• ;^-TrT-'•>•£• . i t .,:; '-''.: ' states gathered here Monday to express anger at the price-cost squeeze, call for removal of Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz and seek a meeting with President Ford. They took up a collection to send a five-man delegation to Washington in hopes of meeting with Ford today. The delegation carries two resolutions- one calling for the immediate removal of Butz and the other asking Ford to designate the third week of October as family farm week. The farmers rejected a proposal to get the congressional delegations from Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas to set up a meeting with Ford, saying they would make their own arrangements. The farmers were critical of Butz for failing to understand the problems of family farmers. Participants said they want to meet with ford so he will recognize the problems of small farmers. Another meeting was scheduled Oct. 14, with a promise for more dramatic action if they do not get a meeting with the President. Earthquake Boston mayor will ask for marsho/s jars East Caribbean SAN JUAN, P.R. (AP) — An earthquake hit the eastern-Caribbean today and first reports described damage on the island of St:. Kitts as extensive. A report from St. Kitts described the quake as "the worst in living memory." It said there was extensive damage, especially to the government treasury building and St. Georges church in the capital of Basseterre. Tremors shook San Juan slightly. A telephone operator in Antigua said much telephone service had been interrupted on thai island. "Il was really terrible," she said. There was no immediate report on the extent of damage on Antigua. BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Kevin H. White said today he would ask that 125 U.S. marshals be sent to racially troubled South Boston to supervise school desegregation under a court-ordered busing plan. White asked U.S. District Court Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr. to convene a hearing on the request but no time was set immediately. Antibusing demonstrations in the predominantly white South Boston and Roslindale sections of the city resulted in more than 20 arrests Monday. A spokesman for the mayor said the marshals would supplement tactical police in the South Boston area, but added that there "is a strong possibility the tactical police would be taken out if the marshals come in." "The mayor is of the opinion the tactical police did an outstanding job," the spokesman said, but "the presence of tactical police nonetheless does tend to inflame the situation in some parts of South Boston," the spokesman added. A black man was beaten by white antibusing demonstrators in Boston, and a white teenager was shot to death after a day of racial clashes at a Louisiana high school. In Charleston, W. Va., 19 persons were ordered to appear in court today for a contempt hearing in a continuing hassle over textbooks which protesters call anti-Christian and anti- American. The school board requested the hearing after protesters picketed schools. About 20 per cent of the county's 48,500 public school pupils stayed out of class Monday in a renewal of lasi month's boycott. In Boston, Mayor Kevin H. While ordered city attorneys to file a motion today with the federal judge who ordered the busing. A spokesman for the mayor said the ."notion con- ferned busing, but he refused L<J tfive any details. Boston schools have been plagued with violence since schools opened last month and started busing pupils in compliance with the order issued by U.S. District Judge W. Arthur Garrity. On Monday, police chased about 600 protesters through the streets of South Boston after a group of whites beat a black man whose car was caught up in the demonstration. The crowd was waiting for buses carrying black children to leave a school, but the buses were rerouted and Andrea Jean-Ix>uis' car was halted instead. Police said Jean-Louis, 31, got out of his car and ran when he saw the crowd approaching, bul the demonstrators caught him before police could rescue him. Jean-Louis was treated at a hospital for head injuries and released. Police said seven persons were arrested in the beating. After the crowd was dis- persed, police shut down bars and liquor stores in South Boston, the all-white, mostly Irish neighborhood that has been the center of opposition to school integration orders. In Destrehan, La., an oil refining center 20 miles north of New Orleans, 13-year-old Timothy Weber was shot to death as he walked from high school with his parents. Police said the boy's parents were concerned about the racial troubles that led to the school's early closing Monday and had come to drive their son home. As the white family walked toward their car, other whites were throwing rocks at a busload of blacks, police said. "I was standing back here and somebody stuck their hand out the bus and shot that boy in the head," said Roland LaBranch, who was struck in the arm by the same bullet that killed Timothy. economic program WASHINGTON (AP) -Many Americans would face a 5 per cent increase in taxes under the new economic program President Ford is ready to un- 'vtr He also is expected to propose tax relief for low-income families, a public service employment program and special help for areas hard-hit by inflation and high interest rates, especially the housing industry. Ford was scheduled to outline his new economic program in , an address this afternoon to the Congress and to the nation. The speech will be nationally televised. Ford's program will be based on the results of the economic summit conference that was , held here Sept. 27-28. Anticipating a possible reaction on Wall Street to the President's announcements, White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said details would be kept "as closely held as possible until the (stock) market closes," at 4 pm. But a number of details were disclosed by various administration sources. Although they lacked official confirmation, they include: —A 5 per cent surtax on income taxes paid by persons with family income of $15,000 and above. . —A 5 per cent surtax on corporate income tax payments. —Tax relief for low income groups, possibly through an increase in the personal tax exemption at these" levels, which is now $750. —An increase in the investment tax credit from 7 to 10 per cent for most businesses and 4 to 10 per cent for utilities. —An expanded public service employment program if unemployment surpasses 6 per cent. It now is 5.8 per cent of the labor force. —A housing subsidy program of $7 billion to $8 billion to lower the cost of home mortgage interest rates for many families. —Energy conservation measures, including lighting standards. Ruled out for the time being, however, were an increase in the gasoline tax and gasoline rationing, both of which had been considered by the administration , But one source in the energy field said either higher gasoline taxes or rationing could be proposed sometime after the November elections if the other energy conservation measures proved inadequate. A 5 per cent increase in taxes Quints born in Baltimore BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) Quintuplets, four girls and one boy, were born at University Hospital here this morning and were reported to be doing well. Doctors said the babies ranged in weight from 2.6 pounds to 3.9 pounds. They were delivered by Caesarian section beginning around 5:20 a.m, said Dr. Arthur Haskins, an obstetrician. The mother, Karen Rohrer, had been treated for infertility with the drug Ganadotropin, which Haskins said has been associated in the past with multiple pregnancies. All five children have been placed in a hospital intensive care unit. The father, Charles, is a baker for the A&P grocery chain. Both parents are natives of Baltimore. The couple has no other children. on family incomes above f ik-j 000 would be the most com trovcrsial of the administration proposals, if Ford announces" U. ; Congress'would have to fcpM prove any such tax increase;! and apprehension was evident even before the announcement Rep, Harold R. Collier, R-iL a member of the tax-wrUWg Ways and Means Committee, said Monday its chances would depend on the rest of the President's package. i, i "Standing alone, I don't think the House w6uld pass It — I don't think itHvould get out of the committee." ColHersald. Senate Democratic Whip Roberl C. Byrd of West Virginia said, "To talk about a Surcharge on Income taxes above $7,600 is utter nonsense, And to talk about it even at a $15,000 level, I think is unrealistic, because the people who are in the $l5,000-a-year category are the people who are suffering." Kissinger heads back to Middle East today WASHINGTON (AP) + Henry A, Kissinger heads back to the Middle East tonight to try to set up the next stage in peace negotiations between Israel and the Arab states. "There will be no concrete results in terms of agreements of dramatic announcements that can be expected out of this trip," the secretary of state said at E news conference Monday. "The primary purpose is to give concreteness to the negotiating process, and perhaps to agree on some timing." Both Israel and Egypt have indicated in advance discussions that they are ready to work out a second disengagement in the Sinai. As the /mediator, Kissinger will take it -•'from there'. - r *•«<•».-•-•-•» » > For the Arabs, the 1 key issue is how to link such negotiations to an Israeli withdrawal'on the west bank of the Jordan River as well as to the yielding of additional territory occupied by the Jewish state during the 1967 war. Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin has made clear, meanwhile, that Israel will try to link any withdrawal agreement to some pledge by the Arabs not to resume fighting. "There will be no movement just in terms of our giving back territories," he said during a last month. "The must be toward visit here movement peace." In Kissinger's ' week-long swing through seven countries he also will engage in some oil diplomacy, trying to gain help from Saudi Arabia and Algeria in the West's bid for lower prices. "The impact of the high oil prices is not inevitably linked to the Arab-Israeli negotiations," he said. "... To some extent, these negotiations should be conducted in separate forums, and we are conducting them in separate forums." In this sixth mediating trip to the Middle East since the 1973 October war, Kissinger will make stops in Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Isrpel, Saudia Arabia, ' vUgeria and Morocco, returning to Washington by next Tuesday. He sets out with some members of Congress doubting his conduct of foreign policy, particularly in the Cyprus dispute, and the breadth of his authority reaching even into covert activities against former Marxist President Salvador Allende of Chile. However, the critidsm has not generally been attached to Kissinger's Mideast negotiations, which earlier this year produced Israeli pullbacks from the Suez Canal and on the Golan heights. Grain deal hearing today WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz accepts part of the blame for an unexpected $500-million grain order by the Soviet Union, but his boss says he can keep his job. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., however, wants to know more and plans to hold a hearing today on the grain deal. It was aborted last weekend as the result of White House pressure on two large grain companies. Jackson accused Butz of "gross mismanagement" because the White House had not been informed earlier of the sales. He asked that Butz resign. "The President does not blame the Agriculture Department for this," White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said Monday. "On balance, he believes the department has done a good job. The President believes Mr, Butz should not resign." Secretary of State Henry A, Kissinger said earlier Monday that bureaucatic misunderstanding may have prompted the Russians to seek larger orders of U.S. grain than they might nave otherwise. Although Butz said he thought the Russians and the companies acted in good faith, other government officials indicated Moscow may have moved quickly into the U.S. market in anticipation of further declines in 1974 grain crop prospects. A new harvest estimate by the Agriculture Department will be issued Thursday. Also, Treasury Secretary William E. Simon is heading to Moscow for talks, including discussions on Soviet grain needs. Five found slain FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) Three young women were found bound, gagged and stabbed to death along with two small children today in an apartment, police said. Names of the five victims were not immediately learned but Tarrant County Medical Examiner Felix Gwizdz said the women appeared to be in their early 20s. One of the dead children was a boy and the other was a girl. Gwizdz described the scene at the southeast Fort Worth apartment as "the worst such homicide" he had seen in the county in five years as medical examiner. He ixm! the hands of the women were tied behind their backs and that their bodies were mutilated by a cutting instrument. Police said the bodies were discovered by a relative of one of the women who stopped by the apartment this morning to take her to work. When no one answered the door, the man entered and found the bodies, police said. There were no immediate suspects in the case. Officers said they did not know whether the slayings involved more than one assailant. The apartment is in a middle- class, predominantly black section of the city.
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