Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 11, 1974 · Page 2
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Hope, Arkansas
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two ft(ft»B'.;tAfttt.) SfAtt Friday, October lt.J«M No rain forecast for Arkansas *•% i irfc j^ f J^"*-4,'lt"5s« *<-• 1X41? Goorf Citizen By lite Associated Press Scattered showers are expected in northwest Arkansas tonight, but the extended •Arkansas forecast calls for no precipitation Sunday through Tuesday. The National Weather Service says it should be cool Sunday but warm again on Monday ana Tuesday. Highs Sunday should Hope Star FVMay, October 11, 1974 Vol. 7&-No. 308 Star of Hope UM; Preu If2f Jamar? II, 1)29 Published every week - day evening at The Star Building, 212-214 S. Walnut St., Hope, Ark. 71801. P.O. Box 648. Telephone: Area 501; Hope 7773431. Secoad-claM pottage paid it Hope Art By STAR PUBLISHING CO. Alex H. Wachbon, Prwldent and Editor (In memoriam: Paul H. Jones, Managing Editor 19291972). Editorial — Dorothy Winchel City Editor Mrs. Annette Rogers Women's News Editor Food, Fashions, Society Roger Head Photo-FeatuTM Editor Mrs, Esther Hicks, Negro Community AdvertUlng — Mrs. Sibyl Parsons Advertising Director Virginia Hiscott Associate Mrs. Judy Foley Classified Manager Circulation—C.M. Rogers, Jr. Circulation Director Mrs. Alice Kate Baker, Bookkeeper General Bookkeeper —, Mrs. Phala Roberts Mrs. Teddy Thurman Associate Mecfeanlcal Department — D.E. Allen, Mechanical Superintendent and Head Pressman Danny Lewallen, Pressman George Smith. Jr., Pressman Competing Room — Judy Gray Foreman Janice Miller, Mrs. Millie Shotts, Mrs. Dortha Faye Huckabee, Mrs. JoAnn Cooper. Member of the Audit Burea 1 : of Circulations Member of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper. as well as all AP news dispatches. Member of tne Southern Newspaper Publishers Ass'n. and the Arkansas Press Ass'n. National advertising representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., 3387 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38111; 960 Hartford Bldg., Dallas, Texas 75201; 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, ID. 60601; 60 E. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10017; 1276 Penobscot Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 48226; Classen Terrace Bldg., 1411 Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okie. 73106. Single Copy lOc Subscription Rates (Payable in advance) By Carrier in Hope and neighboring towns— Per Week 45c Per Calendar Month $1.96 Per Year .Office only $23.40 By mail in Hempst$ad, Nevada, Lafayette, Howard, Pike and Clark Counties- One Month $1.30 Three Months $3.15 Six Months «S.75 One Year $11.00 All other Mail in Arkansas One Month $1.70 Tfc$ee Months $3.90 Six Months $7.10 One Year $13.00 AU Other Mail Outside Arkansas One Month $1.80 Three Month* $4.75 Six Months $8.40 One Year $16.60 College Student Bargain Offer hineMontfis $7.75 be in the 60s, warming into the 70s on Monday and Tuesday. Arkansas weather should be partly cloudy and a little wanner through tonight. It should be mostly ckwidy and turning cooler northwest on Saturday with scattered showers and thunderstorms spreading southeastward. A high pressure continues to dominate Arkansas. The weather map currently shows a large high pressure ridge extending from eastern New England southwestward across Tennessee and Mississippi into the western Gulf. This system is forecast to continue moving slowly eastward while a low pressure trough and frontal system, extending from the eastern Dakotas into the central Rockies, moves southeastward. The cool front should reach into northwest Arkansas Saturday and bring considerable cooling southeastward across the slate Saturday night and Sunday. Moisture will be increasing across the stale tonight and Saturday on southerly winds ahead of the low pressure trough. Nomeasureable precipitation was reported in Arkansas during the 24-hour period which ended al 7 ajn. today. Overnight lows included 39 at Calico Rock, 40 at Gilbert, 44 at Jonesboro, 46 at Fayetteville, 48 at Pine Bluff, 50 at Little Rock, 51 at El Doardo, 52 at Harrison, 53 at Fort Smith and 60 at Texarkana. Experiment station report for 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Friday, high 81, low 48. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Friday H LO PRC Otlk Albany Albu'que Amarillo Anchorage Asheville Atlanta Birmingham Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Charleston Charlotte Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Denver Des Moines Detroit Duluth Fairbanks Forl Worth Green Bay Helena Honolulu Houston Ind'apolis Jacks 'ville Juneau Kansas City Las Vegas Little Rock Los Angeles Louisville Marquette Memphis Miami Milwaukee Mpls-St.P. New Orleans New York Okla. City Omaha Orlando Philad'phia Phoenix Pittsburgh P'tland Ore. P'tland Me. Rapid City- Reno Richmond St. Louis Salt Lake San Diego San Fran Seattle Spokane Tampa Washington 59 29 73 51 M M 40 29 75 39 78 51 79 48 79 37 63 49 64 41 84 68 59 45 76 48 74 48 62 52 71 43 65 41 80 47 80 60 70 37 59 43 27 22 87 65 73 48 65 40 88 75 85 70 70 42 79 51 50 41 79 59 84 60 81 50 72 59 71 44 66 52 80 53 80 76 71 47 83 60 81 51 72 50 83 60 84 57 83 62 75 48 96 68 69 42 65 54 59 32 79 45 71 32 74 41 73 53 68 44 72 52 67 55 61 53 60 35 85 63 77 50 clr .llcdy M m cdy clr clr clr cdy cdy clr .01 cdy clr clr clr clr clr cir cdy cdy cdy cdy cdy clr cdy cdy clr cdy clr cdy .10 M cdy clr cdy clr cdy cdy clr cdy cdy .40 cdy clr clr cdy .01 cdy clr clr clr clr .02 cdy clr cdy clr clr clr cdy cdy clr .04 cdy clr clr clr Firemen picket EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) — Local firemen will begin picketing City Hall for higher pay within seven days, Ken Blackmon, a spokesman for the firemen, told the City Council Thursday night. Earlier Thursday night, the City Council approved an ordinance giving the firemen $50 a month across-the-board pay raises retroactive to Oct. 1, but the firemen are demanding equal hourly pay with city policemen. The City Council also approved $50 a month across-the- board pay raises for policemen. Bad grain crop expected up meat prices -Hope (Ark.) Star photo Mrs. Fred Formby, regent of the John Cain Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution looks on as Mrs. Dick Hoggard presents the DAR Good Citizen Award to her daughter, Anita Hoggard. Miss Hoggard is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Hoggard. She is active in school affairs. Mills' supporters aren't laughing about incident _ . • • »» _*_< LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Local supporters of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., were not responding with gales of laughter Thursday to a prank in which a sign reading "Go-Go Freeway" was draped on an overpass of a highway named in honor of the congressman. The prank was in reference to the involvement of the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee in a bizarre incident at Washington in the early hours of Monday morning. Mills' car was stopped for speeding and driving with no lights. A -woman riding 'in it : jumped into the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial. Mills at first denied through aide Gene Goss that he was there. However, Goss later said he had misunderstood what MiUs had told him about the incident. Mills issued a statement explaining it. According to Mills, he and some friends were on the way home from a "bon voyage" party for one of the friends, Mrs. Gloria Sanchez, a cousin of the woman who jumped into the Tidal Basin, Mrs. Eduardo Baltistella. National Park police said MiUs was intoxicated and bleeding from facial cuts. Mills statement said the incident occurred after members of the party had "a few refreshments." He said he was cut when Mrs. Battislella broke his glasses when he tried to keep her from leaving the car. Mills is opposed for election to a 19th term by Judy Petty of Little Rock. Mrs. Petty said Thursday the incident would have to be considered a factor in the race but that she would not make it a campaign issue. "I think the people are disillusioned and ready for a change and this further convinces them, perhaps," she said. She made her comments at a civic club luncheon which was attended by more members of the news media than Mrs. Petty normally draws at such gatherings. Pen-in Jones of Searcy, who publishes the only daily new,s.- paper in Mills' home county, said he tried to get some reaction to the incident at a civic club meeting Thursday. "I didn't get any turnoff to Mills," he said. "They were more concerned about him than about any political implications." Dale Enoch, director of the foundation-funded Institute of Politics at Hendrix College in Conway, said there was no way at ihis point to determine what effect the incident might have on Mills' race. "There may be a number of people in the district who, for a variety of reasons. c»'ld never bring themselves to vote against Mills," he said. "They may just stay away (from the polls). That's a half vote for Judy Petty. "I'm sure people are reacting, but there's no way of knowing right now how. It's go- ing to take people a few days to sort out their thpughls on Ihe thing," Enoch said. Political observers generally believed before the incident that Mrs. Petty would run a strong race, but that Mills would win, despite a poll which showed that his "approval rating" in the district had dropped from 70 per cent to 38 per cent over a five-month period. Mack McLarty of Little Rock, chairman of the state Democratic party, said he didn't think the publicity surrounding the incident would help Mills campaign. "But I strongly question whether it will have a substantial effect on the outcome at this point," McLarty said. "I would think his response should clarify it enough to get on and discuss the issues in the campaign." Hometowners unswa KENSETT, Ark. I Lottie Franks, 81, like many others in Wilbur D. Mills' hometown, population 1,444, were inclined Thursday to distrust news reports that their congressman was intoxicated and involved in a bizarre incident in the nation's Capitol. "I don't believe he done it — running around, drinking with women — old as he is!" the Franks woman said. Through an aide, Mills denied Tuesday that he had been involved in Ihe incident, but he later said there had been a misunderstanding and acknowledged his involvement. Pauline Wilkerson was peddling vegetables from the back of a pickup truck Thursday when she told a reporter: "Everybody in town has heard of it on the news. I don't know.what to think. After that mess, I just don't know." Mayor Gene Waldon has lived next door to Mills for 17 years. Waldon said it was no time to judge Mills. "We don't know what happened," he said. "Let's find out what happened. He'll tell me what he wants me to know. "We've known him from 40 or 50 years," Waldon added. "If there had been anything on him, it would have come out a long time ago. When he comes in, he puts his car in the same garage I do. He says hello and asks how I am. He's a good neighbor. He's never done anything like that around here. If you had a neighbor like that, would you believe what they're saying now?" All of the interviews took place before Mills issued a statement explaining the incident which occurred early Monday and acknowledging involvement in it. to - A big loss in grain crops this year because of bad weather will send meat prices up again next year but has stilted debate in the Ford administration about how food prices will act ova-all next season. The Agriculture Department said Thursday the corn crop will be 6 per cent less than forecast a month ago, mainly because of killer frosts. And it wffl be down 16 per cent from the record 1973 harvest. Soybeans, another livestock feed needed to produce the nation's meat, milk and poultry, will be 4 per cent less than the September estimate and down 19 per cent from last year. Don Paarlberg, USDA director of economics, said the reduced harvests — even farther below what experts had expected six months ago — will mean higher meat prices next year. But Paarlberg refused to predict how food prices generally might react in 1975. Those are expected to go up 15 to 17 per cent this year, one of the sharpest climbs since World War n. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz has been saying for six weeks that 1975 food prices would be held to less than a 10 per cent gain from this year. Paarlberg was asked about that. "We have not made an official estimate," Paarlberg told a news conference after Thursday's crop report. "This is Secretary Bute's judgment. And he may simply hold to that figure; he may revise it; he may wait until the analysts have, themselves, reviewed the situation." In other economic developments Thursday: —Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur F. Burns said the nation is in a recession — an assessment contradicting the one stated by President Ford at his Wednesday news conference — although he disagreed with those who forecast a deepening recession in the year ahead. —United Mine Workers President Arnold Minner. said a nation-wide coal strike is likely to begin Nov. 12 unless a negotiating impasse with the coal industry is broken. —The House and Senate approved a compromise package of improved GI education benefits that would increase most payments to veterans by nearly 23 per cent. —The Senate passed unanimously an emergency housing bill under which $7.75 billion in government funds could be pumped into the home mortgage market. —President Ford urged his cabinet officers to find further budget reductions to hold fiscal 'GENERATION GAP' INSTEAD OF OFFICIALS SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) When the date was chosen for Marin County Day at the California State Fair this year the county supervisors were invited to attend. But, alas, it was their regular meeting day. A singing group called the "Generation Gap" was chosen in their place. 1975 spending to $300 billion or below. Hep. Wilbur D. MiUs, head of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, issued a statement denouncing Ford's proposed 5 per cent Income tax DON QUIXOTE RESTAURANT Featuring new Buffet Styling at Holiday Inn THURSDAY NIGHT Family Night Buffet Special child's plate free for children under 12 when accompanied by an adult $ 1,98 FRIDAY NIGHT BUFFET AU you All You Can Eat! Catfish, cole slaw, french fries & delicious homemade hush puppies $ 3.25 SUNDAY LUNCHEON BUFFET Choice from 3 meats, vegetables. Homemade rolls, salad bar $ 2,95 Beginning October 15, -Tuesday Nights - We have another surprise for you! TUESDAY NIGHTS MEXICAN FOOD BUFFET - ALL YOU CAN EAT ! ! '2.65 Prepared especially for you by Mrs. Flores These nights have been reserved for our specials, so please make plans to join us - but don't forget our regular buffets served: Monday thru Friday 11 a-m. - 2 pan. and 5:30pon. - 8:30 pj». Suadsy 11:00 aon. to 2:Wp4n. only surcharge for middle-and peMncome families. ^ —The Senate passed a bin to double the size of savings accounts which <jUaiif> fof fun coverage under federal deposit insurance. Agricultural Dept. to check future deals WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department says it will look al a foreign country's expected grain needs and orders already on the books before approving large new sales of U.S. commodities. Officials said Thursday the department has sent supple- menial guidelines to U.S. exporters to help inform them how the government intends to carry out a new voluntary export control policy. The new procedure resulted from a White House crackdown last weekend on a new corn and wheat sale of x25 million bushels to the Soviet Union. As a result, that sale was suspended and new procedures drawn up. (Qmtinued from Front Page) Basically, the rules say an exporter should get prior clearance from USDA or possibly the White House for any new large sales. The plan includes wheat, corn, sorghum, soybeans and soybean meal. Although the procedures are technically voluntary, USDA officials say if exporters do not cooperate mandatory export controls are almost certain. "In determining which proposed sales will be given prior approval and which will not, the department will consider the total annual requirements of the country involved and the extent to which those requirements are already covered," the announcement stated. Mills continued "we then visited another public place and after a few refreshments Mrs. Battistella became ill and I enlisted the help of others in our group to assist me in seeing her safely home." "The man I asked to drive was unfamiliar with my car and among other things in the glare of the lighted streets neglected to turn on the headlamps," Mills said. Mills said "as we proceeded home, she (Mrs. Battistella) attempted to leave the car and I attempted to prevent it. In the ensuing struggle her elbow hit my glasses and broke them resulting in a number of small cuts around my nose. "About this time, the car was stopped by the Park Service and Mrs. Battistella was able to open the door and leave the car. The next thing I knew she was in the water." Mills' account did not say why Mrs. Battistella was trying to leave the car and she has been unavailable for comment. Police said she was attempting suicide. Farm Weather Report LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The National Weather Service issued today this agricultural weather advisory for Arkansas. Precipitation: A chance of showers and thunderstorms beginning north west portions Friday night and spreading across the state Saturday, ending Sunday. Rainfall amounts expected, one-half inch or less. Drying Conditions: Relative humidities will decrease to less than 60 per cent around midmorning and remain below 60 per cent until after sunset. Saturday afternoon minimum values around 55 per cent. Dew Points: Mostly in the 60s. Dew: Moderate to heavy over the eastern sections Saturday, drying off by mid-morning. Sunshine: Fifty per cent or less on Saturday. Winds: Southerly six to 14 miles per hour Saturday. Winds will shift to the north and northwest in northwest Arkansas Saturday afternoon. tfteij sai| more folks arc stvtnq here than ever before.' •fals like -the stack is a little heavier this month! No Wonder! Customers love our many attractive saving plans paying a fine return. You will too! The above is a 4-year savings plan. Federal regulations require a substantial penalty for premature withdrawal of Certificate accounts. Hope Federal Sawing* 6 Loam Auoclatton

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