Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 10, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 10, 1974
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Arkansas is No. 1 £ro|ler proel|Jetion, and Hempstead the No. 5 county. •"" , ^C/ 'V^*'"' if"' • ' r P>,f * ,•*£*-* "' « -^ * ? __~ Our Daily Bread Sliced thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Star compliment Ft.$mith;offset Science query *< ' ' Editor 1>e Stair: Just wanted you lib know how popular youf Mope Star, has become in Atlanta, Texas. When my daughter-in-law, Mrs. Arch Moore Ellington, finishes reading her copy of Hie Star it is passed on to the auditor, Mr. Parker of Grogah industries, and from there it Is received with 1 open hands by Mrs. John Ellington. She depends so much on Hie Star that she canceled her subscription to a larger-town newspaper. If the mail fouls up and your editorial is late there are three unhappy people. Sincerely JUSTINE HAMM Sept. 30, 1974 • Hope, Ark. Ed. Note: Fortunately the foulups in delivery of second- class mail (newspapers and magazines), judging from the lack of complaints, is decreasing. But what have I to say when The Star does arrive and my Daily Bread is missing? Well, the period around Sept. 30-just before and just after— is a rough time for a small daily where the editor not only writes editorials but also manages the business. And especially in 1974, in which year I make daily visits to the scene of devastation at our future plant site, W. Third & Grady Sts., where the contractor is taking out a gallery and the electrical and plumbing men are about to move in. The Fort Smith Southwest our state's 32 general-circulation dailies 26 are off- setters, and only 6 remain with letterpress. The six still using letterpress are: Arkansas Gazette, Arkansas Democrat, Pine Bluff Commercial, Jonesboro Sun, Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times, and West Memphis Crittenden Evening Times. Texarkana Gazette and Daily News are included in the offsetters, although their operation is part offset and part letterpress. It looked like a major gamble when Hope Star made its conversion Dec. 29, 1965, but in just a few years what looked like enterprise has become the new standard in printing. Editor The Star: Our sixth grade at Hopewell school cuts out articles about science. We would appreciate more articles (scientific) in Hope Star. Thank you. TODD AUSTIN Oct 1, 1974 414 S. Greening Hope, Ark. Ed. Note: I agree with our young reader. Your editor has been a life-long student of science, and regularly writes on scientific matters in this column—the latest of which was an extended discussion of the invention of a new lightweight storage battery which promises the return of the electric automobile which vanished prior to 1920. The Scripps-Howard people, who own our feature syndicate, Newspaper Enterprise Association, Inc., also have a scientific syndicate from which the newspapers buy publication material. Some years ago I inquired as to price and format. The price was O.K., but the format was not. The word "format" deals with shop production. At the time of my inquiry the scientific service was offered only as manual copy, which had to be punched into tape in our shop. What we are looking for is a service which can either be camera-ready for pasteup in the newspaper's pages, or in prepunched tape which can be run through our computer-typesetters. Sooner or later we'll find the combination we want, and then you'll have your science "cut out" feature. 30? , .Member <>1 .ihe, Associated Ass'n. F Hit « **..**»«^ * ^ .. Av.netpaiddr<?Mlatloti3mohth«cftdltt|M*fch«»m4-4,080 THURSDAY, OCTOBfift 10, 19?4 As filed with Audit Bureau of CifctitaifdftMiibtect 1» iudlt* PRICE loc Price rise slows down 'ASHINGTON (AP) ^wholesale prices rose only one- ^pfenth of a per cent last month ;\as falling farm prices offset in•-, Jireases In the cost of industrial igoods, the government reported today. . The modest September price /rise followed near-record in^Creases in July and August. The September increase was !;the smallest price advance -since wholesale prices declined a tenth of a per cent last October. Consumers still face sharp retail price hikes in ffi'e coming months, because of big wholesale price boosts during the summer. Also, the drop in farm prices last month is likely to be only temporary, with adverse weather expected to drive prices higher once again. Earlier this week, the White House predicted that food prices would continue to increase at ah annual rate of 10 per cent or more over the next 18 months. The September increase, ad* justed to discount seasonal influences, works otit to an an* nual rate of 1.2 per cent, a sharp contrast to the 48.8 per cent annual rate in August. tn absolute terms, without seasonal adjustment, wholesale prices actually declined a tenths of a per cent from August to September. Wholesale prices remained 19.7 per cent higher than a year ago with the government's f agu vritu uiu Mills drops out of sight following bizarre incident DESPITE THE CURRENT controversy, Urban Renewal planners and workers-have done *'a wonderful job so far" the City Board of Directors said Tuesday. Mayor Sam Strong took a swipe atfwhat he called "all the unnecessary ballyhooing and nitpicking" being done by i 5 •critics of Ur,Bati Renewal. "There's a right and a wrong way to settle Cthese things,- the Mayor said. "Any gripes or changes should be handled thrpugh the proper channels, and not through the newspaper.^!? Construction work on Second Street from Walnut to JVIain should.be completed by November,'1, city officials were told. ? Af ter Jhat^work will center on thejrtreet perimeters and in the alleys. Powritown.hierchants were giVeriia near/guarantee that'their stores jyould npt v be*blpcked to shoppef^^uring"the^anfc^grvlng-C&istrfias v - "jJeSSoh. ' **" ' f ^. < •, <« & '..-.•(. ' ,: J '•••.*. ' s '- : !> : A \ < IN PHOTO ABOVE, workmen building a new sidewalk on the south side of Second Street. They filled in with loose dirt Wednesday, and plan to pour concrete today. New sidewalks on the north side of that street are already finished, and in use. ' , WASHINGTON ( AP) - Rep. Wilbur D. : Mills spent at least , part of the evening drinking, dining and dancing with friends hours before he was involved in a bizarre incident in which one of his women companions was rescued from drowning by police. The manager of a Washington night club where the Arkansas Democrat has been a frequent patron said Mills, three women and another man were in the establishment for about .three hours on Sunday night.: :p Djjjring that time they had *dinn<}r\ and drinks which cost |;abou!^80 in all and then left, ^ according to George Bertran, (47, manager of the Junkanoo , restaurant on fashionable Con- 'fnecticii&Avenue. None of 'the .group ^appeared intoxicated when,$fe4eft about 9:30 p.m., ' The whereabouts I 6f fluential 65-year-old congressman, chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means committee, remained a mystery between that hour and the 2 a.m. incident at the Tida} Basin near the Jefferson Memorial. Railroad repair job progresses Mills himself remained in seclusion late Wednesday as the U.S. Park Police disputed a claim Mills made through aides that he was not present at the incident and knew nothing about it. Mills is currently involved in a re-election campaign and facing his stiffest challenge in years from,a woman Republican candidate.. As recounted by police, the Tidal Basin incident occurred when two officers stopped a 1973 Lincoln Continental that was traveling at an unreasonable speed with lights-out at 2 a.m. Monday. Five people spilled out. The car was registered to Mills, police said. They said one of the men identified himself to the officers as Mills and the police report, according to Franklin A. Arthur,' assistant chief of the Park •'Policey- described this mart- as "intoxicate'd." His face was scratched and bleeding, they said. While police questioned the group, a woman identified as Anabella Battistella, crying and shouting in mixed Spanish and English, ran to a bridge and leaped into the water. She was rescued by an officer who dove in after her. Other officers threw a spare lire into the water and pulled Miss Battistella and the officer who dove in after her to shore. In a news conference called after Mills' claim that he was not involved, Arthur said, "We can assume it was Rep. Mills." He added, "I think the officers would recognize" him. Mills' administrative assistant, Oscar "Gene" Goss, who had earlier relayed Mills' denials of involvement to newsmen, said after the police press conference, "I cannot refute what the police say." ' Mrs. Battistella was admitted to a hospital but later released and reporters who called her apartment on Wednesday were told by another woman that she was sleeping under sedation. The doorbell at the apartment also went unanswered, although people could be heard Wholesale Price Index at 167.2. translated into dollars, that means it cost 1167.20 to buy the same volume „ of ; 4 Wholesale ^ goods that 1100 purchased in 1967, /< ;,, .... Ml- •" " The Labor Department re-. ported that farm products, processed foods and feeds fell a seasonally adjusted 1.9 per cent In September, following in* creases of 6.4 and 7.6 per cent in July and August, respective- IXobelPriie awarded 3 scientists STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) Two scientists working in the United States and a third in Belgium were awarded the 1974 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine today for being "largely responsible for the creation of modern cell biology." •'„.-. :1. '. ' -' '. > The $124,000 prize was shared equally by British-bom Chris- ' lian de Duve, 57, who works at Rockefeller University in New York City; George E. Palade, 62, a native of Romania who heads the cell biology section at Yale University's School of Medicine; and Albert Claude, ' 75, director of the Institut Jules Bordet at the Universite Libre in Brussels. Claude was born in Luxembourg. The awarding body, the Royal Caroline Institute, cited the three ,fpr "their discoveries ( concerning the structural "'and moving about insfdflf. :The wom«»- functional • organ iZation- of the an lives in a luxury, high-rise cell." •>•' < .< ' apartment complex where Mills and his wife also have an apartment. It is in Crystal City, Va., across the Potomac River from the capital. The Washington Post quoted hospital sources as saying Mrs. Battistella, 38, had two black eyes and had identified herself to officials there as a stripper. Rjobbers free bank tanager and family YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - A bank manager, his wife and two children who were held hostage in their home overnight were freed apparently unharmed today after paying several thousand dollars ransom to four men, the FBI reported. Richard Green, manager of the Ypsilanti Township branch of the Ypsilanti Savings Bank, and his family were taken hostage in their home by the four men Wednesday night, agents said. It was not immediately known how much ransom was paid, but Bank President Clarence Utley said it ammounted to "several thousand dollars." Ulley said he received a telephone call from Green at 8 amm. He said Green sounded very confused as he told him how the kidnapers forced him to enter the bank and take the money. Green then left the money at an undisclosed drop point, the FBI said. The wife and children were reportedly released at a hotel after the ransom was picked up from the drop point. The kidnapers then drove away, the FBI said. British voting today; Wilson victory seen OLD RAILROAD TRACKS are being replaced with new ones on the Missouri- Pacific's line to Nashville, Ark. (above). When finished, the rails on the Walnut Street crossing will be 14 inches higher than before— and much smoother. Work on the Walnut Street crossing is expected to be completed by —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Dorothy Winchel next Wednesday, after which the railroad crew will move on to the Hazel Street crossing. City officials and district engineer Charles Mitchell will get together to establish a timetable on the Hazel Street job. Traffic will be re-routed. Governor orders 400 policemen to Boston I~»/"\O»n/-VVT / A ¥™» V « _ "ff" BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Francis W-Sargent ordered 400 policemen into Boston today to help local authorities quell racial violence that has increased since schools opened last month under a feck -al busing order. The order came after a federal judge rejected Mayor Kevin H. White's request for 125 federal marshals to help restore order in Boston. The mayor's office said Wednesday night that Sargent had placed 300 state police and 100 Metropolitan District Police under ihe command of Boston Police Commissioner Robert J. ciiGrazia and Police Suptm Joseph Jordan. U.S. District Judge W. Arthur Garrily Jr., in turning down the request for federal aid, told While lo seek aid from local law enforcement agencies. "The problems here are no different from those which have been solved in 200 other cities, and they are going to be solved here. It is just a question of how long, and how much heartache, it will take," said Garrity, who had issued the busing order in an effort to integrate Boston's public schools. In Washington, President Ford told a news conference Wednesday that although he personally disagreed with Gar- rily's busing order, the order should be carried out. 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. LONDON (AP) — An estimated 30 million Britons are voting today to choose who will impose rigid austerity on them and how, and whether Britain's, future is with the Common Market or with Washington. Polls predicted an easy victory for Labor Prime Minister Harold Wilson over Edward Heath's Conservatives, but the polls have been dead wrong in Britain's last two elections. The domestic choice is between Labor's assertion that the way out of Britain's economic crisis is through socialism and the Tories' stress on orthodox conservatism. Neither choice may prove sufficiently appealing to give either party a majority in Parliament, and there have been indications of an upsurge in the strength of the Liberal party and nationalist parties in Scot- land, Wales and Northern Ireland. If neither the Laborites nor the Tories win a majority, Britain may have to settle for a minority government, as it did last February. To form a majority government, a party has to win at least 318 of the 635 seats in the House of Commons. At dissolution Labor held 298, the Tories 296, the Liberals 15, the Ulster Unionists 10, Scottish nationalists 7, two seats were vacant and the rest were divided among splinter groups. Much of the campaign has mired in battles over statistics and in exchanges of invective. But the parties agreed on one point: Britain is living far beyond its means, and for at least- a few more years living costs will rise and living standards will fall. Dierks men missing on sunken rig DIERKS, Ark. (AP) — Two Dierks, Ark., men, have been reported missing in the sinking of an oil rig off the Gulf of Suez near Cairo, Egypt, the mother of one of the men said today. Mrs, Hillery Reel of Dierks said a represenative of Offshore Inc., of Houston, Tex., visited her here Wednesday to tell her that her son, Larry Reel, 24, and Ed Jones, 28, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Jones of Dierks, were missing. Officials said 18 workers, including four Americans were lost when a foundation of the rig platform gave way Tuesday night. The machine was set up to drill in a new field at Ras Shukair. The rig was leased to Gupco, the Gulf of Suez Petroleum Co., a joint venture of the Egyptian government and Amoco, a subsidiary of Standard Oil of Indiana. Mrs. Reel said the Houston firm's representative told her that she would be kept informed of daily search operations. The two Arkansas men had gone to work for the firm Aug. 19 and had arrived in Cairo Aug. 31. Reel and Jones were not married. Kissinger sightseeing CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -secretary of State Henry Kissinger is spending the day sightseeing before he and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat sit down tonight to talk over peace negotiations for the Middle East. Sadat is precluded from daytime meetings because this is the lunar month of Ramadan, during which Moslems must observe a strict fast until sundown. Kissinger's tour itinerary includes a visit to a fortress built by Saladin, the 12th centwry Ayyubite sultan of Egypt whose conquests Included the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem. ,* if. nl <fi

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