Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 11, 1974 · Page 6
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Six (ARK.) STAR Friday, October 11, 19t4 Old Farmer's Almanac predicts bad year By ADOLPHfc V. BERNOTAS Associated Press Writer DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) - A food shortage, a bone-chilling winter and a searing summer are in store for 1975, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac(k), which has been predicting American weather with a claim of 80 per cent accuracy for 182 years. The 183rd annual edition of the almanac — not to be confused with The Farmers' Almanac, o mere 158 years old — says, "Mother Nature is still in charge and we only try to forecast what is already ordained." Last year's almanac predicted the drought in several areas of the country and the mild winter of 1974. The almanac's weather tables, that begin with November, predict a generally warm Thanksgiving and a cold Christmas, even in Florida, for 1974. But there will be a snowy Thanksgiving in the Rockies and Pacific Northwest and a white Christmas is likely in parts of the Northeast, Great Lakes and Great Plains, the almanac says. And the Old Farmer's Almanac(k) disagrees with the Farmers' Almanac's forecast of an average winter. The Old Farmer's Almanac(k)'s predictions by "Abe Weatherwise" use a secret formula developed by its first editor and takes into account sun spots, moon phases, jet streams and ocean currents. The Farmer's Almanac, published in neighboring Maine, gets its forecasts from Harry Buie, an Inverness, Fla., astronomer whose system is keyed to the sun, moon and planets, els. The editors of the two almanacs are generally friendly, but "it gets a little less than friendly about this time of year" when new editions are printed, says Rob Trowbridge, the Old Farmer's Almanac(k)'s publisher. About 4 million of the 192- page New Hampshire almanacs are sold for 75 cents a copy. The Maine almanac is a "48- page thfowaway," 6 million copies of which are distributed free to businesses, Trowbridge says. "Ours is the historic almanac started when George Washington was president, used by Abe Lincoln and recognized in most states by courts as the official document for tides and sunrise," he adds. "Anybody can use a generic term like farmers' almanac and dictionary. But there's only one Webster's Dictionary and we're the Webster's Dictionary of farmers' almanacs." Trowbridge also takes pride in a hole in a corner of his almanac "so that you can hang it up in the pantry or the John or whatever. "It's a production headache and costs a lot of dough, but if we ever took the hole out we'd be crucified." Justice lawyers sent to Boston to enforce law BOSTON (AP) — Five Justice Department lawyers have been assigned here to insure prompt enforcement of federal civil rights laws in connection with court-ordered school busing. The FBI announcement Thursday night came after what Gov. Francis W. Sargent called a "relatively quiet" day in Boston. City officials said there were few of the incidents of violence which have marked the first four weeks of a U.S. District Court plan to desegregate Boston public schools by busing 18,200 of 92,000 pupils. James 0. Newpher, special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office, said the FBI has been investigating alleged civil rights violations and cases of possible interference with Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr.'s busing order. "We have sent some information to Washington for a decision on what further action to take," Newpher said in an interview Thursday. "When the lawyers arrive tomorrow, we'll present our information to them, and they will expedite whatever action is necessary." Meanwhile, Mayor Kevin H. White said he would not sup- [»rt a wider busing plan until the federal government gives a better guarantee of safety for school children here. He accused President Ford of inflaming resistance to in- 'ogration. There was no direct White House response to White's remarks, but a spokesman said i itizens should obey the court's ruling. The spokesman also said law and order in Boston is a state and city responsibility. Ford told a news conference Wednesday that, while the law must be obeyed, he disagreed with Garrity's order. White said Ford's statement would lead to further disruption "and will endanger the safety of our school children in the process." State and Metropolitan District Commission police replaced the Tactical Patrol Force of the Boston police in the white, Irish South Boston section for the first time Thurs- Letters To Tho Editor This is your newspaper. Write to it. Address letters to: Editor The Star, P.O. Box 648, Hope, Ark. 71801. All letters must be signed, with address so you are identified to the newspaper staff, but if the character of the letter permit:; we will allow use of a pen-name in the publication, in which case you should add "Citizen," or some other work below your real name and address. Pen-names are permitted when a letter deals only with issues. Direct attacks upon public officials, however, must bear the writer's name for publication. Campaign reform hill sent to President v, \SHINGTON (AP) — A bill •-..'. overhauls the collection .., < spending of money in presidential primary and election Campaigns has been sent to President Ford for his signa- '.Lire. The legislation, spawned by ihe Watergate scandals, received final congressional approval Thursday on a 365-24 vole in the House. The Senate had approved it earlier. White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said Ford has not made a final decision on the •-.'asure but that congressional ,i in deleting or softening •u lures opposed by Ford •.proved chances the Presi- - - : will sign the bill." The bill's major innovation is iiublic financing of the presidential nominating and election process. A maximum of $20 million would be given to each major- party presidential nominee in 1976, with the money coming from the voluntary $1 check-off ieral income taxes that in effect the past two :-,.' -• ..»: •!,'.: >r parties *'. , . -in rv.di:.- if Each major party would receive $2 million in check-off funds to conduct its presidential nominating convention. Spending on presidential primaries would be limited to $10 million for each major party candidate. The bill also restricts the maximum any individual could contribute to $1,000 to any one candidate and $25,000 for all candidates. No cash contributions of more than $100 would be permitted. A Federal Election Commission would be established to administer the new regulations and would have the power to enforce them through court action. The bill restricts spending in House races to $70,000 per candidate. The spending limitation in Senate contests is based on a formula using the voting-age population to spend 8 cents per potential voter and those in the general election could spend 12 cents. Under that formula, general election limits for Senate candidates would range from $150,000 in the smallest states to $1.7 million in California, the na- lon'^ most-populated state. Chest barbers become vogue SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — Barbers here may not be able to put hair on a man's chesi. but if he's got it, they'll dye it, curl it, or even landscape it. "Haircuts are definitely moving down the body these days," said a stylist known as Mr. Eckhard, who operates parlors ai both the Fairmont and Mark Hopkins hotels. "I've had to put in two extra booths to keep up day. The 450 new police patrolled the section, a center of anti-busing sentiment, after Garrity ordered White to seek such aid from Sargent. While the Boston School Department is drawing up plans for the second phase of school inlegrationn White said he would not support it without greater federal safety guarantees for school children. "I reject the criteria that federal assistance is justified only when a condition of riot and rebellion exists in our streets and when local authority has collapsed," he said. . Petty considers Mills' incident i factor in race LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Republican Judy Petty, whose opponent was involved in a bi- zaree Washington incident this week, said Thursday that from what she has heard the incident must be considered a factor in her race. Mrs. Petty opposes the reelection bid of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark. She said, though, that the incident would not be a factor "because I make it so." A car in which Mills was riding was stopped near the Washington Tidal Basin early Monday and a woman leaped into the water. Park police described Mills as being intoxicated and scratched at the time. "I think the people are disillusioned and ready for a change and this further convinces them, perhaps," said Mrs. Petty. She was asked if she was more optimistic now about winning. "I was optimistic last week," she replied. "We continue to be optimistic. I don't know how to measure whether it's helped or not. I've been optimistic for a long time." At first, she said the incident was "a personal problem Mr. Mills has. I have no comment/ and will continue to campaign on the issues." But later, she said the police report had concluded that Mills was in the car. "He says he was not. I'll let the people draw their own conclusions." An aide to Mills first quoted the congressman as denying being in the car at the time of the incident. Thursday, however, Mills said there had been a misunderstanding and acknowledged his involvement. Mrs. Petty said she campaigned early Thursday at a Little Rock factory 1 and that several workers "expressed shock and disappointment." Mills remained away from Capitol Hill again Thursday al- ihough the committee was conducting hearings on President Ford's proposed 5 per cent income tax surcharge. "I think his absence is very sirange from the committee," she said. "It is a very crucial time for him to be absent." with the demand." Most men who want their chest hair dyed are "somewhat on in years and don't want to give away their age when they're out sunbathing," Mr. Eckhard said. But some clients have more exotic motives, like Irish-born businessman James McCarthy, who was in having his chest hair trimmed into the shape of a shamrock. "I'm living proof the Irish shamrock can grow in America," McCarthy said. "It's the newest thing in personal landscaping," said Mr. Eckhard, who charges $18 an hour for such work. "There's nothing like it for becoming the center of attraction on a sunny patio or beach." John Velasquez;, who runs a downtown salon, said he's trimmed the chests of hirsute customers into everything from peace signs to hearts and crucifixes. "Some men who haven t worked up to a design will go as far as having a curler treatment for their chest hair," Velasquez said. "It gives the hair more — well - body, more of a manly, gorilla effect." Stylist Wolf R. Thaesler claims what may be the farthest-out example of the new fad: a client who had his chest hair plucked arid dyed sd it resembled a chessboard. "From what 1 hear, playing a game is ticklish and takes great concentration," Thaesler said, "But the man,is never at a loss for a board." Finland has the most lakes of any European country. DISCO NTER WHERE YOU II FIND WHAT YOU RE IOOKING FOR FOR tESS! HWY. 4 NORTH HOPE, ARKANSAS OPEN 9 AM-9PM MONDAY-SATURDAY PRESTONE ANTI-FREEZE WHILE SUPPLY LAST FRIDAY & SATURDAY ONLY LIMIT 2 GAL. PER CUSTOMER LIMIT 2 GAL 1 RUBBING, ALCOHOL j YOU CAN'T BEAT THIS PRICE ALCOHOL 16 FLUID 02 LIMIT 2 126-12 KODACOLOR FILM HOWARDS SPECIAL DISCOUNT PRICE IS THIS WHAT YOU'VE BEEN WAITING FOR ? FULL LENGTH MIRRORS WALNUT FRAME LIMIT 2 FLYING HAWK GOLF BALLS 201 MALTED MILK BALLS BALLS LIMIT 3 PKGS STAY-FREE MINI PADS BOX OF 30'S REG. 89 C 150Z. NOW LIMIT 2 WOW! WHAT A CHRISTMAS GIFT HOMELITE CHAIN SAW FAMILY SIZE TIDE WAKING POWDER 10LB110ZBOX $369 W BOX LIMIT 2 WITH CARRYING CASE i97 WHAT EVERY MAN WANTS XL-2 AUTOMATIC QUAKER STATE 20 AND 30 WT LIMIT6QTS QT

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