Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 12, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Arkansas is No, 1 in U,S, brjHf'r^roa'Uition, and Hempstead the No. 5 county ' " sr< '- *' -'•' - 4 Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn With Other Editors The Singular f eain The World Football League, other than extending the football season, has added something else new, although it is more grammatical than gridiron. We now have "The Singular Team." Like The Chicago Fire and The Philadelphia Bell. Instead of the Chicago Bears and the Philadelphia Eagles. Not entirely new, come to think of it. We have known for a long time of The Crimson Tide (Alabama) and The Green Wave (Tulane). Bui never before in national pro football have we had this nomenclature suggesting that a learn is a sort of single unit rather than a group of players, each one of whom is a Ram, a Dolphin, a Packer, a Viking, etc. Not except of course as all coaches emphasize the value of teamwork. We're not sure what it all means, pro and con. It will be somewhat difficult, however, to refer to a player from one of these singular teams in the singular. What, then, is an isolated member of the new Chicago squad? A Spark, maybe? An isolated member of the Philadelphia team? Surely not a Ding Dong? Nor do we think he'd particularly like being known as a Clapper. Presumably, he would be "of the Fire" or "of the Bell." -Oak Ridge (Tenn.) Oak Ridger Home of th& Bowie Knife ttdj»*. ARKANSAS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1974 '- "•- ..... -'•-•—""••• ••- .......... ....... - .......... - • H Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending WWct»S10,9t*HI,W9 A S mod M jth Audit Bureau of arctil . _ PRICE Investigating the burglary I Commission rules APL caitijttildiohly twdmnits •/ Billy Smith and Freddy McCulley of the Hope Police Department assisted by Lieutenant Travis Ward are' shown investigating the burglary at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Highway 29 North. The burglars ) Star photo by Pod Rogers entered through the jback door and took ap- proximtely $700 in cash and checks. The incident took place sometime between 10 p.m. Thursday night and 8,:15 a.m. Friday morning. The investigation is'continuing. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Public Service Commission decided Friday, that Arkansas Power & Light Co. could construct only two 800- megawatt units Instead of the four 800-megawalt units it had wanted at the proposed White Bluff plant site on the west bank of the Arkansas River near Redfield. The commission also brdered AP&L to design the plant so thai slack gas scrubbing equipment could be installed later. However, the PSC said it.was not requiring the utility to in- slall ihe so-called "scrubbers" because "scrubbers aren't sufficiently developed at present 10 render meaningful service...." The PSC said a two-unit plant with controls-will be in compliance with state aide code. The PSC also told the utility to install what,Uncalled an "intermittent control system" at White Bluff to help insure compliance with the state air code. PSC Chairman Pat Moran, who announced «the commission's decision iat a brief news conference, said this system was a computer-type aparatus which would monitor mete- rological conditions at the plant. 4 Moran said that U weather conditions dictate the plant could be shut down to a certain extent to help curtail emissions and to the environment. Moran called this a "sophis- ticated monitoring" device. Me said that if AP&L still wants to build the other two units at a different location it will have to come back before the PSC and go through the hearing process all over again. Democrat chides Mills f . • • for waiting so long LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Deomcrat, a Little Rock daily newspaper, said in an editorial Friday that Rep. Wilbur D. Mills' explanation of a peculiar episode Monday at Washington was "late and skimpy." But the editorial called for Arkansans to be understanding, if not forgiving, of the incident. I The Mills'car, spotted speed- ling through Washington without lights, was stopped by Park 'Service police and a woman riding in the car jumped into the Tidal Basin near the Jefferson Memorial. Police said Mills then stepped from the car with 'his face bleeding, smelling of alcohol and intoxicated. Letters PrlCB IS To The Editor This is y^ur newspaper. 'Write to it. Address letters to: Editor The Star.'PiO. 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 permits 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. Heart recipient enters hospital 'RICHMOND, va. (AP) — Louis B. Russell, the world's longest surviving heart transplant recipient, has been admitted to the Medical College of Virginia Hospital for tests and evaluation after complaining he wasn't feeling well. A cardiologist said the visit was "a little more than routine" but there was no evidence of a serious problem. Russell, a 49-year-old Indianapolis industrial arts teacher, received his second heart at the hospital Aug. 24, 1968. He returns here twice a year for checkups. But the cardiologist said this visit, which began Wednesday, was made because Russell "hasn't been feeling quite as well as usual for the past few months, and he returned for an evaluation. Tests are still in progress and the evaluation is not complete." Russell suffered periods of heart tissue rejection in the year immediately following his operation. He returned here four times in 1968 and 1969 when his body tried to reject the new heart. He celebrated the sixth anniversary of the transplant less than two months ago and said at that time, "If I felt any better, I couldn't stand it." His doctors have conceded that Russell's insistence upon leading an active life has caused them some concern. Since the operation, he has continued teaching and added politics and public speaking to his schedule. In 1971, Russell ran sixth in an eightway race for an at-large Indianapolis city council seat. •^HOUSTON CA£) . , •increases"in foreign crude oil prices "have had a disruptive impact on the domestic economy but they also have helped bring synthetic fuels within economic reach. Such is the opinion of Robert C. Gunness, vice chairman of Standard Oil Co. (Indiana). "With currently prevailing world oil prices roughly reflecting the cost of substitute energy sources, marketplace incentives are reinforcing the strategic need to undertake development of relatively costly synthetic fuels," Gunness said. He added, however, it must be recognized that the present economic incentives to proceed with synthetics are indeed tenous. "What we are talking about are projects with tremendous front-end costs which must operate in favorable economic climate for 20 to 25 years to be financially rewarding," he said, "Means must be found to protect such projects from the political uncertainties which inevitably will exist over this long time frame." The comparable time period involved in conventional oil and gas production, Gunness added, is considerably shorter. "Thus the period of economic and political uncertainty and risk is far shorter than that involved with an oil shale or coal liquefaction project," he said. Gunness used as an example a shale oil joint venture by Indiana Standard and Gulf Oil. "We agreed to pay $210 million to the federal government for a lease on 5,000 acres of Colorado shale lands, on which we can expect to spend initially well over $500 million dollars to provide facilities to turn out 50,000 barrels a day of non-con- venlional liquid fuels by 1980 at the earliest," he said. "Full development of the property could require the expenditure of 54 billion over 30 • years to reach a productive 1 capacity of 300,000 barrels a- day." To make such a project economically feasible, he said, it is estimated a price of $10 to $11 a barrel for the product will be required in terms of 1974 dollars. "If construction and operating costs inflate at 6 per cent for the remainder of the decade, a price of approximately $14 a barrel will be required in .. 1930 -iwbiJUWfc.raignti came-lon , stream," he said.' ''Foreign crude oil of comparable quality is currently being landed on the Gulf Coast at about this price. What the foreign crude price will be in 1980 and thereafter is anyone's guess. Libya closing Exxon facilities NEW YORK (AP).- The Exxon Corp. says Libya has ordered the closing of the firm's oil production facilities in the .Middle Eastern country. The company said Thursday that Libya's order apparently was made in response to Exxon's decision to shut down its liquefied natural gas plant in the country. An Exxon spokesman said officials of the company were still discussing the matter. Only a small portion of Exxon's worldwide daily production of more than five million barrels comes from Libya, an Exxon spokesman said. twe Nixon accepts offer of defense in suits coal presumably ..will have,to compete in the market with conventional oil and natural gas. "And there is no certainty as 10 what prices these fuels will command in 1980, or 10 or 15 years thereafter," he said. "While it may be an ultimate likelihood the cost of alternative-fuels will determine the price of crude oil, the gamble and Ihe stakes involved are ov- ciously high for the players. The risks of mis judgment may be excessive even for large corporations." Guness said a large portion of the world's present known oil reserves, specifically those of the Middle East, can now be brought to market at a real production cost that is but a fraction of current world prices if the oil producing countries desired to do so. "Jusl as it is obviously imprudent for our country to ignore ihe dangers of excessive reliance on foreign oil supplies, 11 would be equally foolish for an investor to fail to recognize /the potential of>international disruptive price volatility and itS'implications to the economic incentive to develop substitute fuels," he said. Abnormal price risks might be averted, Gunness said, by a price floor program in which; synthetic fuels producers are guaranteed a market for some specified level of output at a preset price. "An advantage of such a program is that its very existence would tend to eliminate the risks il prelects against, since overseas oil producing governments would be placed on no- lice they cannot drive U.S. syn- ihelic fuels producers out of business by manipulating world oil prices," Gunness said. By MARGARET_ . Associated Pwst-Wrlter -•••• WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Richard M. Nixon has accepted a Justice Department offer to continue defending him in civil suits alleging improper political harassment while in office, a spokesman for Nixon's attorney said today. The department has made a similar offer to lawyers for former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and former Nixon advisers H. R. -Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman. Mitchell's lawyer said the former attorney general wants the department to continue defending him. Haldeman's lawyer said the former presidential adviser is willing to accept government representattion in the -... «> suits against him only in his MlSS your paper T forme r official capacity. Eh- 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. rlichman's lawyer indicated Ehrlichman also would accept the offer. Nixon's Washington attorney, Herbert J. Miller, has written the department to ask that government attorneys continue representing the former President, said a Miller associate.!..!. Miller was replying to a letter Sept. 24 from Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry E. Petersen. The Miller associate noted that the department defended . Nixon hi the five pending cases while he was president. "We have responded saying that we have no desire for that to change," the associate told a reporter. He said, "It's a very common practice" for government attorneys to continue defending former officials after they leave office in law suits arising from their official actions. Meanwhile, Sen. Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., made public a letter to Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe asking for an explanation of the Justice Department's policy. CLOUDY In a statement issued through an aide Thursday, Mills said that the woman In the car, .Annabel Battistella, was one of a party of neighbors and friends he was entertaining. Mills said,, she became 111 and he tried to have her taken home. He said there was a struggle and her elbow broke his glasses causing some facial cuts. The Arkansas Democrat editorial Called the incident "pretty wild, behavior" but "not unique ... and on the basis of no more than we know now, it would be unfair to crucify Mills just because he got caught and Is widely'fknown." One Washington newspaper said the woman in Mills' car was a former stripper. Mills, who said he was embarrassed and humiliated by the Incident, has not been on Capitol Hill this week. The Democrat said Mills' explanation of the incident was ."skimpy" because he waited 'too long to tell what happened. "... "What really arouses suspi- ffi$£ho^$er; 1s?hi; lengttrbf /tiSne that elapsed before Mills made a statement...and when he made it, the statement came not from Mills directly >but through his aides," the editorial said. "If the explanation is true, how much better it would have been if he had made it personally, and ideally, no on Thursday afternoon but...Tuesday morning when he was supposed to have chaired an important meeting of the Ways and Means Committee," the editorial, said. But the editorial continued: "Almost everyone has done some things at 2 in the morning . that he wasn't proud of...After all, he (Mills) didn't get to be widely-known and re-elected 18 times, by singing in the choir. "Of course, nothing will change the fact that this incident is terribly damaging to a public official the nation always has looked up to, especially in economic crises such as the one we are in now," the editorial concluded. Sheriff expecting arrests to be made Having some suds and water OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) — Sheriff Harry Liles said he expected arrests today in a shooting al Oklahoma State Tech thai left two students dead and a Ihird wounded in a dormitory. Officers Iheorized the shooting Thursday night could have come during a drug transaction. The dead students were identified as Steven Lee Hamlin of Ponca City and Joey Don Godfrey of Shawnee. Bert Cohen of New Haven, Conn., was listed in good condition at a local hospital with six bullet wounds. Officers declined to reveal any details of the shooting but a school spokesman said other students reported the shooting followed a confrontation between Cohen and six persons. Hamblin and Godfrey were gunned down as they apparently came to Cohen's aid, the spokesman said. "They weren't robbed," Liles said. "Money and stuff was still laying around when we got there." Although police and crime bureau agents placed a security lid on the incidenl, some students talked when assured their identities wouldn't be made known. One said he was in the bathroom shaving when "I thought I heard firecrackers. "Joey Godfrey ran into the room, stopped lo look at himself in the mirror and then ran out. "Then he just kind of fell onto the floor pn the hall. He was bleeding from his gut." Godfrey died in the emergency room and Hamblin reportedly died in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. A sheriff's deputy said at least two runs were used but there was no indication if the residents were armed. His statement coincided with that of students who reported both a 23 caliber revolver and another weapon, possibly an automatic, was used. Laying on their backs from left to right, Leta Huff, Inez Kirk, and Ruth Anderson get a rinse from Sybil Herndon, Joy Huckabee and June Keel while Lois Shirley handles the water hose. The action was all in fun as employes and customers alike were forced to the alley to rinse out the suds because of the water being —Hope (Ark.) pboto by Roger Head cut off due to work on the water lines. "We're not complaining about urban renewal, we're just joining in with them," said Mrs. Shirley, owner of the beauty shop. The women were using a hose that had been hooked up to a fire hydrant by workers at the site.

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