Arkansas islJo^in AJ.S. Our Daily Bread Sliced fhih by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Bird rescue Millwood report Stock show The basic goodness of human nature was reflected in a small \ AP item last Tuesday from Switzerland. Thousands of swallows are trapped by • an early Winter in the Alps, and the Swiss people are preparing to rescue them. the Swiss Ornithological Station has appealed to householders to remove the freezing birds from trees and: bushes, feed them lean red'meat, put them in boxes, and make delivery to the nearest railroad station. The railroads have guaranteed'to ship the containers free across the Alps into Italy, where the imperiled birds will thrive in a warmer climate* The September news letter of the Red River Valley Association, of which The Star has been a long-time member, reports that Congress has finally 'passed and the President has signed an Army Engineers appropriation bill totaling $41.8 million for 19 Red River Valley projects. Among the projects of local interest: Millwood Lake gets $700,000 for operation and maintenance. The controversial Gillham Lake, now nearing completion, gets $850,000 for construction. Mr. John Henley, Mgr. Chamber of Commerce Hope, AR 71801 Dear Mr. Henley: There are some residents of Hope and the area served by the District Livestock show that deserve congratulations for the best agriculture fair in the last several years'. 1 ! 'don't.knpw_ the individuals, but thought you . would be able to pass this information on to those who were leaders in this endeavor. The livestock producers evidently accepted the challenge to continue to exhibit even though their cost-price relationship is the worst I have known. I believe the FFA day for southwest Arkansas high school; students was a wholesome and | educational day. We need to encourage young people in agriculture today if we' are going to meet the challenge of feeding the people in the U.S. as well as the peoples of the world. Again, congratulations on a good District Livestock Show, and I for one appreciate the efforts of those responsible. Sincerely, WILLIAM C. LOE Associate Professor of Agriculture Southern State College Sept. 30, 1974 Magnolia, Ark. Postponement sought by Ford WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford has told key House Republican leaders he may attempt to force Congress into a quick pre-election session if it does not postpone a threatened cutoff of military aid to Turkey, administration sources say- Ford appealed at a Detroit Republican fund-raising dinner Thursday night for House support on the issue. The sources said, however, that he had telephoned House GOP leader John J. Rhodes of Arizona and others Thursday morning to threaten action to leave major federal agencies without payroll funds if the aid cutoff is not postponed. The House was to vote today on a Senate-approved resolution by Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield that would postpone for 60 days a halt to Turkish aid while the administration seeks a compromise solution to the Cyprus dispute. Both the Senate and House have amended legislation providing emergency funding for some major federal departments with measures to end military aid to Turkey because thai nation used American-supplied equipment in its invasion and occupation of Cyprus. iition, and Hempstead the No, 5 county * Home of the Bowie Knife FRIDAY. OCTOBER -It, 1974 Av. net pnld circulation 3 months eliding March 31,1974—1,080 As fifed with Audit Bureau of Cireulattohs, subject in audit. PRICE ttic Senior citizens work on gar&en James Mead and Freeman Crider try their hand at gardening in the parking lot next to the Hope Chamber of Commerce. The men's work is sponsored by the Arkansas Older —John Henley photo with Star camera Worker Community Service Program with the Parks and Recreation Department. Paul Henley, director of the Department is their supervisor. Paintings to go on display Seventy-four paintings of'Old Washington and Arkansas scenes were delivered to the Red River Vocational Technical School, in Hope this week and wiiie\|jp display, then(i|orv. ' Sunday, Oct. 13, Secretary of State Kelly Bryant announced from Little Rock today. The tentative schedule, according to Mr. Bryant, who will be in Hope Saturday, is as follows: The pictures are to be hung and put on display beginning Sunday, Oct 13, and will remain on display through Oct. 27. The Voc-Tech School will be open for the viewing this Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., J.W. Rowe, school director, announced. The public may inspect the pictures daily all next week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mr. Rowe added. None of the paintings is for sale. The exhibit is being cosponsored by Secretary of State Bryant and Alex. H. Washburn, Star editor. THE JUDGE Secretary of State Bryant announced that the judging and awarding of prizes to the painters whose works are on exhibit will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19. Georg Shook*will be the judge. .;.-.; > Mr,a£i§hpok was born , in ^&BSj?r "in -'ftSSr ancPat tended 'the University of' Florida, tKe Ringling Art Institute of Sarasota, Fla., and studied with the late H. Bernard Robinson of Orlando, Fla. Besides several one-man shows, Shook has exhibited in the American Watercolor Society, Waiercolor U.S.A., Tennessee Watercolor Society, Central South' and Mid-South Exhibitions. He is the recipient of many awards, including three consecutive purchase awards in Watercolor U.S;A. His paintings were selected to be part of a two-year touring exhibition for the Memphis Sesquicentennial. Mr. Shook is a member and co-founder of the Memphis Watercolor Group, the Tennessee Watercolor Society, and the Artist's Registry of Memphis. He is past president of the Tennessee Watercolor Society and the Art Directors Club of Memphis. He makes his home at Memphis with his wife and son. THE EXHIBITORS the ntfHiefrof.the -27<artists and the number of entries each has in the 74-painting exhibit: NO. OF ARTISTS PAINTINGS Harry Worley ' Mrs. Robt. Miller Doris Wmson, Mapes Helen Cole 'Total of 27 Artists Total of 74 Paintings Jane McLendon • 3 Jerry P6ole 5 Judi Coffey 2 RedithKahn ,. 2 Linda Flake .-• , 5 Drenda Alstadt 3 Dixie Shelton 3 Polly Loibnor 2 Jack King 1 Josephine Graham 2 Mary Lee Conatser 5 Chris Conatser 4 Ernestine Puryear 5 Janet Johnston 1 Bruce Anderson 4 Francis Barren 1 Bill Wood (James) 5 Betty Dortch Russell 2 Peggy Johnston 1 Patti Retzloff 2 Ruth Kretchmar 2 The artists in this exhibition are from all walks in life. For example^ Dr. Jerry Poole, Head of the Art Department at State College of Arkansas, Conway. Chris Conaster and Jack King, college students who have received scholarships from Midgouthern Watercolorists. Two architects— James (Bill) Woods and Bruce Anderson. As well as outstanding artists widely known, to mention a few: Bet^y Dortch Russell, Doris Wmson Mapes, Don Reynolds, Josephine Graham, Charles Fogle, and others. Young and old— professionals— beginners— and students make up M.S.W. Mills still away from Committee WASHINGTON (AP) - Hep, Wilbur D. Mills, who has not been seen at the Capitol since he was involved in an episode during which a woman jumped into the Washington Tidal Basin, will not, after all, return to his legislative work today. An aide said Mills and his whole family "have a bug" and thai it was not known when Mills would be able to resume congressional duties or go to Arkansas to resume campaignd ing for re-election. Congress is scheduled to recess for a month at the close of business today. Mills described himself Thursday as embarrassed and humiliated by his involvement in the affair. But he said in a statement he was returning to his Capitol office and the active chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee and that he would soon go on the campaign trial. Mills, 65, and long considered one of the most powerful and respected members of Congres, has not been seen on Capitol Hill this week. Park police said they stopped his speeding, unlighted car, driven by someone else, early Monday. They said a woman passenger "obviously intoxicated" emerged and Mills stepped from the car with his face bleeding, smelling of alcohol and intoxicated. They identified the woman as Annabel Battistella. ' No charges were filed in the incident. Thursday, Mills said Mrs. Battistella was one of a party of neighbors and friends he was entertaining, that she became ill, he tried to have her taken In a written statement on home, there was a struggle and Wilson wins election on radical measures LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Labor party has won Britain's general election, riding to power with a mandate for radical measures against the country's ailing economy. Official returns today said the Laborites took at least 318 seats, the magic number for an over-all majority in the 635- member Houre of Commons. I^bor held only 298 seats in the previous Commons, and its legislation was hobbled by minor- iiy rule. Labor campaigned on a manifesto to renegotiate Britain's membership in the European Common Market, to bring key industries under state conlrol, to bring about volun- iary wage restraint, and to tax ihe rich "until the pips squeek." Wilson favors keeping close ues with the United States. With 618 of 635 seats decided, the I^ibor party held 318 seats, Edward Heath's Conservatives 273, the Liberals 9, and splinter groups 18. Even before the results were official, Wilson declared, "I will soon be forming my fourth administration." He is the first man in this century to serve four limes as Britain's prime minister. Wilson, looking relaxed but tired after slaying up most of ihe night watching the returns, flew into Ix)ndon from his home district near Liverpool as computer projections predicted a five-seal majority for Labor in Parliament when all returns are in. The I^bor party has been in power with a minorily government since last February when a narrow i^aix)r electoral victory returned Wilson as prime minister, and,ousted Heath. her elbow broke his glasses, causing facial cuts. Mills' administrative assistant, Oscar Eugene Goss, said Tuesday that Mills had told him he was not in the automobile and knew nothing of the episode. Mills said in his statement that Goss had misunderstood him when he said merely lhat a news account of the affair was inaccurate. Goss agreed in a separate statement. In his statement, Mills said he and his wife Polly became close friends of Mrs. Battistella and her husband Eduardo when the Millses moved to a suburban aparlment complex in Arlington, Va., where the Battis- leilas already had an apartment. Mills said the events of Sunday evening and Monday morning began when he arranged a bon voyage party for Gloria Sanchez, a cousin and house guesi of ihe Battislellas, who was returning to her native Ar- Hfniina. Because Mrs. Mills had a broken fool, he said, Ihey could 1101 enlerlain al home and at Mrs. Mills' insistence he arranged io "lake our friends to a public place we had fre- quenied before." His statement did not specifically mention drinking, but <Cimliiiued uu Page Tw«) Kissinger visits Syria on Mideast peace trip DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Secretary ,of Stale Henry A. Kissinger brought his Middle East peace mission to Syria today amid Palestinian denunciations, an accidental gunshot and signs his talks in Egypt accomplished less than he had hoped for. The secretary's arrival was delayed half an hour by an accidental discharge of a submachine gun aboard his U.S. Air Force jetliner. A Secret Service agent suffered minor wounds in the scalp and right forearm. Kissinger immediately began talks with President Hafez Assad after ceremonies at Damascus Airport. It was expected to be the secretary's toughtest negotiation session. In other Middle East developments: —In Moscow, Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev declared in a televised address clearly limed to coincide with Kissinger's trip that the continued occupation of Arab territory is a "powder keg than can explode at any moment." —In Jerusalem, Premier Yitzhak Rabin called a special cabinet meeting to prepare for Kissinger's weekend visit, and sources said the Israeli government was making last-minute decisions on Israeli demands in future peace talks with the Arabs. U.S. officials who usually brief newsmen on board Kissinger's plane imposed a virtual blackout on details of his conversations with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. But a clear impression: emerged^ tha^ Kis- ^ singer "accomplished 'less 'than " he had hoped for in Cairo. Although reporters saw a map being carried into Sadat's residence during Kissinger's talks with the Egyptian leader, U.S. officials insisted that only "general concepts" .were discussed and indicated no breakthrough. Leaks by Egyptian government officials, widely reported in Beirut and other Arab capitals, said Kissinger told Sadat it would be impossible to arrange an Arab-Israeli peace conference in Geneva for the near future. As an alternative, Kissinger was said to have proposed lower-level negotiations in Washington between the Egyptian, Syrian, Jordanian and Israeli foreign ministers. Sadat was reported to have rejected this proposal outright, saying il was a return to the no-war, no-peace stalemate that led io the last Arab-Israeli war in October 1973. The submachine gun incident occurred when the Israeli-made weapon toppled from a rack in the rear of the plane as it taxied at Cairo Airport. Kissinger hurried to the front cabin as Two Arkansans killed when rig sinks HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston firm Thursday identified two Arkansans as being among four Americans killed Tuesday when an oil-drilling rig sank in the Gulf of Suez off the Egyptian coast. The Offshore Oil Co., which owned the rig, said the missing Americans were I.arry Reel, 24, and Edwin Jones, 28, both of Dierks, Ark., Troy Eaton, 40, of Graham, Tex., and John Hayes, 52, whose hometown was unknown. The two British technicians killed were David I^arkin, 32, of Liverpool and John Fitzpatrick, 24, of Birmingham. The firm said 12 other persons, all Egyptians, were killed when a steel prop on the rig collapsed, causing it to sink. The two Arkansans had gone to work for the firm Aug. 19 and had arrived in Cairo Aug. 31. Neither Keel nor Jones was married. the wounded agent, Walter Boche of Alexandria, Va., called out: "Don't worry about me. Check the secretary.".'"'" Kissinger was met at the Damascus cairport by Syrian Foreign Minister Abdul Halim Robbers hit Tradewinds At approximately 2 a.m. this morning, two men armed with a small caliber pistol entered the Trade Winds Motel located at the intersection of Interstate 30 and Highway 29 North and robbed the desk clerk of over $100. One suspect was described as being about 17 years old with blond curly hair and wearing a bluejean jacket. He was about five and one half feet in height. The other suspect was in his early 20's with long dark hair and wearing a red t-shirt with the letter S on it. He was about six feet in height. The robbers forced the clerk to walk down the highway as they made their escape. No shots were fired in the robbery. At about 4:30 a.m., two men bearing the same description robbed the Holiday Inn in Arkadelphia. No further details were available. A burglary occurred during the night at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Highway 29 North. The investigation is still continuing. er Khaddam, He was scheduled for talks With Khaddam and Syrian President Hafez Assad before mov Ing on to Jordan tonight. Seventeen hours earlier, a bomb destroyed the offices of the'National Cash Register Co., killing a Syrian woman em- ploye and wounding another. In Beirut, the guerrilla news agency WAFA said Kissinger's hands were stained with the blood of crimes committed in Chile, Cyprus and Indochina. "He is coming to the Mideast with a new crime, supplying Israel with $5 billion of aid," WAFA said. Kissinger arrived from Cairo "encouraged" by President Anwar Sadat of Egypt on the prospects of restarting Arab-Israeli peace talks, but without a firm agreement. Egypt and Israel have indicated they are willing to ncgotiale another Israeli pullback in the Sinai Desert, but Kissinger reiterated that he does not expect his trip to bring a dramatic breakthrough. He said, hrvever, the trip should "contribute to peace in the Middle East. I was encouraged with theXSadat) talk." Kissinger conveyed to Sadat Israel's insistence that further withdrawal in the Sinai must be coupled with a pledge from the Arabs to end their economic and diplomatic boycott of the Jewish state. r \ Nixon extended WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department has offered to defend former \President Richard M. Nixon and three of his top advisers in civil suits accusing them of improper political harassment, department officials say. Assistant Atty. Gen. Henry E. Petersen made the offer about two weeks ago in letters to attorneys for Nixon, former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and former presidential advisers H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, officials said Thursday night. Mitchell, Haldeman and Ehrlichman currently are being tried on charges of trying to cover up the Watergate scandal which forced Nixon's resignation. All five peruiing civil suits involved in the department offer stemmed from aspects of the Watergate scandal. Petersen's deputy, Kevin Marone, said in a telephone interview that in one case a similar offer was made to William C. Sullivan, a former assistant director of the FBI. Maroney said some of the five men have accepted the offer but declined to say which ones. "It's normal to represent a former official who is sued for acts when he was an official of the government," Maroney said. Though acknowledging that the department is not required to do so, Maroney said "the theory is that the interest of the government is not so much to represent that particular man but the continuing functions of the government." Maroney said the offer was not discussed with President Ford or other White House officials. White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen indicated that Ford knew nothing about the offer until reading news accounts of it Thursday night. Nessen did not describe the President's reaction. The department did not consult Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, said Robert Havel, the department's public information director. .But Havel added, "If Jaworski is interested in any possible prosecution in any particular area, then we would not represent Nixon." He said the offer would apply in future suits against Nixon "if the department determines that Nixon was acting within the scope of his authority" at the time of the challenged acts. Maroney said the move developed after Nixon's resignation because "we were trying to get our representation of the various people in order." PDA ordered to halt project LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Public Building Authority was told Thursday that it could not proceed with its Capitol Mall expansion project until a lawsuit challenging the PBA's authority was settled. Chancellor Darrell Hickman of Pulaski County said no more bids could be taken and no more construction work could be done until after state Rep. Thomas Sparks' lawsuit is tried on Oct. 17. Deputy Atty. Gen. Lonnie Powers wanted Hickman to clarify his Sept. 23 injunction against the $75 million project by allowing about $80,000 worth of underground utility work on which the PBA let bids Oct. 2. Hickman refused. Sparks, one of the four sponsors of the 1973 legislation that created the PBA, now contends that the agency has too much power. Hickman had scheduled an all-day trial on the suit for Thursday, but delayed it after ruling on Power's request. The Capitol Mall expansion project is designed to provide the state with the office space it needs for the future, so that space won't have to be leased and so the offices all will be on the Capitol grounds. 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.
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