Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 14, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Here's to ,1974: Beginning Hope's Centennial, and 76th year for Star, An alt'tinii> high Our -•** Hempsteod •... County Bread Sliced thin by the Atex. H. Wdshburri A tribute to the men of Hope's newspapers On this 7Sth, anniversary of The Star one looks back through the chronology of Hope journalism and finds the names of 15 men. But these were only the editors or publishers. Behind each of them was a printing ; plant, with .news- gatherers, printers, pressmen, and circulation people. So the 15 really represented a small army—and it was this army which manned the local press for two generations. Newspapers are nothing without the people who create them. The normal staff of today's Star ranges around 20. 2 sections VOLi t6— No, I lt . , »« Memntr «f the Associated Press 18 pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features Ayi Met filfd ttlr* \ : cttlfltlon 6 motsths ' ending Sept with Audit Buredn of Circulation, subject to audit. . ^^ HOPK, ARKANSAS MONDAY, OCOTBER 14, 1974 Asflledwlth Audit Bdf tan of drcu]«tk««,*obj«:tt 6 audit. PRICK 10c Kissinger reports progress in talks with Egypt's Sadat *•* ••**** ~-d. *.« _ * _..._. . .^^"^ ^^ «^B» DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) '— Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger gained Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's assurance today that he will try to rally support at the Arab summit for interim agreements with Israel. "There are positve indications that we are making progress toward a just peace in the area," the secretary said at Sadat's residence outside Cairo. Kissinger also announced he would return to the Middle East the first week of November, following Visits to Russia and the Indian subcontinent. After his talks with Sadat, Kissinger flew to Damascus for talks with Syrian President Hafez Assad. Later, he flies to Algeria. Sadat, the key leader in Kissinger's Middle East diplomacy, seemed to be walking on eggs as he agreed 16 take the inilialive at the Arab summit in Morocco on Oct. 26. "Why am I asked about guarantees?" he exclaimed when a THANK YOU Our special thanks to the advertisers in today's edition who made possible the recreation of The Star of 1899, an eight-page weekly which is inserted in today's daily. TV's Ed Sullivan is dead of cancer Important besides people is a management that accepts new ideas and does a judicious amount of gambling in buying equipment of advanced design. It was my good fortune to start off in Hope as 50-50 partner of the late Clyde E. Palmer of Texarkana. He was not only a • good businessman but also of a mechanical turn of mind. All over America newspapers were sending and receiving wire news, and, like the local news, every word of it had to be. typed out at the sending point of the wire and then reset manually on Linotypes in.the newspaper plants. Mr. Palmer gambled that the solution was a \ Teletypesetter Circuit, m,which _ the wire copy vvaS file^d from"" perforated tape^-alfter; which the tape ran Linotypes automatically in the newspaper shops. I went along with him, as did Ray Kimball, another publisher—and on June 19,1942, we opened the first multi-city automatic news wire in America, filing it from Hot Springs to Southwest Arkansas dailies. The same automatic wire is serving us today. As soon as World War H ended, the Teletypesetter system spread across America. But it started in Arkansas. My main personal contribution to The Star, I guess, was photography. I got into it by necessity when preparing the June 26, 1936, Arkansas Centennial Edition—In which extensive picture-taking in the field was a requirement. But pictures were slow getting into print because we had to send our photos to either Dallas or Little Rock to turn them into engraved zinc printing plates. Then Fairchild Photo developed the electronic engraving machine which would turn a photo into a plastic printing plate in a few minuts— and of course we promptly leased a machine. The next development was the Polaroid adapter for 4x5 press'cameras, allowing them to accept 60-second Polaroid' film. Circulation Manager Pod Rogers left McCaskill with a community picture at 1:05 p.m.—and we had the picture on the street at 3 p.m.—from 24 miles away. One day I noted that the Stuttgart Leader, instead of setting the daily rice table on a Linotype was merely photographing the chalked figures on the rice exchange board and making a plastic plate- dodging a lot of shop work. Next lime Hempstead county had an election we handled the precinct table the same way. Then came the'rumble of the approaching revolution in printing—offset, a 100 per cent photographic system. We were ready—ordering our present rotary offset press in September 1965, and making the actual conversion Dec. 29, 1965. Touring our new plant the late Robert M. LaGrone, Jr., said. "The boys of 1899 would be lost dogs here." NEW YORK (AP) - Ed Sullivan, the Great Stone Face whose "really big shew" entertained millions of American television viewers on Sunday nights for more than two decades, is dead of cancer at 72. He died Sunday night at Lenox Hill Hospital, with Carmine Santullo, his aide and close friend for more than 40 years, at his bedside. Sullivan had been hospitalized Sept. 6, but his illness was a closely kept secret. Bob Precht, Sullivan's son-in- law and head of Sullivan's TV production company, said the performer-columnist did not know that he had cancer of the esophagus. A warm but poker-faced newspaperman who got into broadcasting'in 1930 with a ra- ~dTo~~yariety show, Sullivan made his debut on CBS with his weekly TV show in May 1948. The program was called, "The Toast of the Town." In its 23 years on television, the popular Sunday night program introduced to viewers such now-famous performers as the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and Dick Van Dyke. Although the show folded in 1971 because of low ratings, Sullivan continued hosting several specials a year. Sullivan, born in Manhattan and raised in Port Chester, N.Y., began his newspaper career 53 years ago as a $10-a- week reporter on the Port Chester Daily Item. He drifted into sportswriting and started his Broadway column in 1931 on the now - defunct New York Journal American. Even at the height of his television success, he continued writing his syndicated "Little Old New York'i column, which in recent years ran twice a week. His last column was in today's editions of the New York Daily News. At ease behind the typewriter, Sullivan's television style was stiff, his delivery halting, his verbal fluffs frequent. Performers and critics variously referred to him as the Great Stone Face, Smiley, the Miltown Maestro and Rock of Ages. Although a gracious man in private, Sullivan often feuded with the New York critics who rapped his show, among them John Crosby, whose criticism of the first Sullivan show was headlined: "Why? Why? Why?" v He also occasionally battled with performers, such as singer Frank Sinatra; who aroused the _Sullivan;jre?iii 1965 by refusing' "toe appear oh Sullivan's 'show for less than $25,000. Sullivan, who in recent years lived at the Delmonico Hotel, an old show-biz hostelry on Park Avenue here, said in a 1972 interview that he was severely depressed when his weekly show was cancelled after 23 years. "When you're off the air, it's like being 'sentenced to the death chamber. It's sort of like a newspaper where you're doing your column and all of a sudden the managing editor says, 'I've got news for you, boy. You're through." Sylvia, his wife of 43 years, died in 1973. His survivors include his daughter, Betty Precht of Scarsdale, N.Y.; his brother, Charles Sullivan of Port Chester, N.Y.; three sisters, Mrs. Hugh Murphy and Mrs. George Hegel, both of Port Chester, and Mrs. Piercy Culyer of Ma- nattan; and five grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are pending. Music award show tonight NASHVILLE, Term. (AP) — The stars of country music vie for a host of awards tonight at the eighth annual Country Music Association awards show, to be televised nationally as il is hosted from the Grand Ole Opry House by singer Johnny Cash. Finalisls for enterlainer of Ihe year included Lorelta Lynn, Two sought in shooting HEBER SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — A 44-year-old man was shot to death early today at his residence in the Concord community, aboul 30 miles norlh of here. Sheriff DeLane Wrighl of Cleburne County said authorities are looking for Iwo suspects in ihe shooting which occurred aboul 3:30 a.m. Wright said the victim was shot in Ihe fronl yard of his residence and was dead gn arrival at a Batesville hospital. But it's equally certain that today's newspaper people would be equally lost two generations from now. who won the title in 1972, and Roy Clark, who did so in 1973. Charlie Rich and Olivia New- Ion-John are each nominated for four awards, including en- terlainer of the year. Rich is up for top male vocalist, top single and lop album. Miss Newton- John is a finalist for top female vocalist, top album and top single. Mac Davis, who hosted NBC's country music special "I Believe in Music," is the fifth nominee for enlertainer of Ihe year. One of six finalists—Minnie Pearl, Owen Bradley, Vernon Dalhrl, Frank "Pee Wee" King, Merle Travis and Kitty Wells—will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. The songs nominaled for single of the year include hits in bolh the country and pop field. Rich's "Most Beautiful Girl in the World," Miss New- tonJohn's "If You Love Me," Ray Stevens' "The Streak," "As Soon as I hang up the Phone" by Miss Lynn and Conway Twiily, and Cal Smith's "Country Bumpkin" are all in ihe running. The winners are selected by the CMA's 3,300 members. Votes are kept secret unlil announcement tonight. newsman asked whether Egypt was prepared to offer them to ' Israel in return for a withdrawal in Sinai. "I myself, I need guarantees," Sadat said. Bui he added that he was "very, optimistic" "about the summit. The West German news magazine Der Spiegel quoted Sadat as saying he would be ready to sign a peace agree- menl if Israel pulls back from territories occupied Curing the 1967 war. ',*** As Kissinger arrived in Damascus, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy'ffew to Moscow 1 for talks aimecl at improving Soviet-Egyptian ! ties, arranging a visit to Cairo by Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnlv, and reopening the 1 Moscow- Cairo arms pipeline., The pipeline practically dried up after Egypt backed U.S. diplomatic initiatives.to end last October's Middle East war. In Jerusalem, former Defense Minister Moshe Dayan signed a petition opposing Israeli withdrawal from occupied Jordan.-'. • • -.^-/vyl • . The petition was r circulated by the right-wirig^positioh Li- kud bloc, ihd Dayan's action raised speculation he would quit, Israel's ruiiftg Labor party and join Likud.>:' •& •" • Asked abpu| the^-ospect of Palestinian participatipn in future Geneva^peace "talks, Kissinger saiclj- "Negotiations between Jordan and Israel should start first. tJut as I have pointed out$reviously, negotiations shouB* include all 1 'the parties "concerned^-" • .." '• •, > *.T" 'y: : " : " A key goal of Kissinger's current trip has beeif r to ih|tiate separate Israeli-Egyptian and Israeli-Jordanian talks\rather than to press for a full-scale Geneva parley. Newsmen trav- elling with Kissinger were told Sunday the secretary hopes to have new peace negotiations under way by the end of the year. After five hours of talks with Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhpk Rabin and other Israeli leaders Sunday, Kissinger said they had agreed on "principles and (Continued on Page Two) Star observes 75th reprinting 2nd edition of 1899 On this day—Monday, Oct. 14, 1974— Hope Star celebrates Its 75th birthday.. The original Star of Hope was founded as a weekly Oct. J4, 1899, by Claude McCorkle. In observance of the anniversary today's Star includes as an eight-page insert the second edition of the Star of Hope, dated Oct. 21, 1899. The first edition is in our files, but needed too much repair work to make a satisfactory reproduction at this time., Recreation of The Star of 1899 was made possible by today's new offset printing plant, Reproducing an old edition in the days of Linotypes and flatbed presses would have been a slow and costly process. But in offset printing all we had to do was photograph the ancient pages, make the plates— and go to press. KIDS will be kids, even when they're goats, and disregarding momma's advice is not an exclusive human trait as is evident by this scene at Chicago's Brookfield Zoo. The kid attempted to scale the zoo's rocky slopes alone while a concerned mother watched. He made it safely to the ground. After Claude McCorkle's death the Star of Hope passed to his son, the late Ed. McCorkle, who converted it to an evening daily Jan. 1, 1920. All through Hope's early years there were two competing lines of newspapers. Before the Star of Hope there was the Hope News, founded by the Lowry Brothers in 1880— just five; years after the incorporation of the City of Hope. The plant later adopted the name Hope Gazette, which was published continuously as a weekly until 1922. In 1927 the plant was bought by D.A. Gean who began publishing the morning Daily., Press, .'.,, ^ 3 On:Jjuivl8, 1929, tfil late C.K 'Pjalmer'of Texarkana and Alex! op^(:/ broughtj i|$s together when they purchased the evening Star of Hope and the morning Daily Press and consolidated them as Hope Star, a six-day evening paper. Newspaper History Here is the chronology of Hope newspapers: 1899— Star of Hope founded as a weekly by Claude McCorkle; converted to an evening daily Jan. 1, 1920, by his son, Ed. McCorkle, publishing until the 1929 consolidation. The opposition line: 1880— Hope News founded by Lowry Brothers. ~ 1883-Sold to Withers & Johnson, name changed to Hope Telegraph. 1883—Later In same year resold to Claude McCorkle and renamed Hope Mercury. 1884—Sold to James H. Retts, who named it Hope Gazette, under which name it was published continously until 1922, .published by Betts, J.L. Tullis, and Col. W.W. Folsom the last-named dying in 1916. 1916—Purkins & Gates bought the weekly Gazette and made it a companion paper to their new daily, Arkansas Evening Herald-but both papers suspended in 1922. \ ' ,:'4*,«T 1926—Plant was revived by Curtis Cannon' as .the weekly Hempstead County Rev%.y;; ; v MP27— CannonvSjj&ld planMo D.A. Gean, who established the, morning Hope Daily Press.- 4 1929—C.E. Palmer and A.H.| Washburn consoioated The Star t and the Press as Hope Star, with Palmer as president and Washburn secretary-treasurer. 1940—Kelly Bryant started a competing evening paper Hope Journal, but sold the name and cirulation to The Star in 1951, suspending the paper. Judy Petty sees an almost sure victory LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Republican Judy Petty says she is "completely, totally, absolutely optimistic" about her chances for defeating Rep. Wilbur D, Mills next month. The 30-year-old divorcee says the Tidal Basin incident in Washington last week involving Mills will be a factor in the election, "but not because I make it so." Mills' car, in which he was a passenger, was stopped last Monday near the Tidal Basin for traveling at high speed and wilh headlights out, according to police reports. Another passenger in the car, a woman later identified as a former stripper, leaped into the basin and had to be rescued by a policeman. Many observers originally believed Mrs. Petty would make a poor showing against Mills in the general elections. But her chances for toppling the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee may have improved since the Tidal Basin incident. She has maintained that the Mills incident is a personal mailer, not a campaign issue. She has concentrated her drive against the 65-year-old Demo- cral on illegal campaign contributions—especially from dairy interests. "Wilbur Mills is up to his knees in sour milk," Mrs. Petty said. Pretending a slip-of-the-tongue, she occasionally refers to her opponent as "Wilbur Milk." Cartoonists, taking the theme, have shown a Mills-faced cat licking cream from its whiskers. The Watergate Committee re- porl says more than $80,000 was illegally given from corpo- rale assels of dairy groups to "drafl Mills" organizations which operated in 1971 and 1972 before Mills said he was running for Ihe Democratic presi- dential nomination. Mrs. Pelty has campaigned much more vigorouuly than Mills, who has hardly put in appearances thai could be construed as campaign ventures. In one week, she made 26 stops in one county and met factory shifls around the clock. She has accused Mills of doing liltle in his Ways and Means post to rid Ihe nation of inflation and whal she calls an inequitable lax syslem that needs reform. Mrs. Petty says she entered politics in order to support herself and her daughter after her marriage broke up. She and her 10-year-old daughter Debbie live with Mrs. Petty's parents in Little Rock. Until her divorce in 1967, Mrs. Petly's political involvement was limited to work as a neighborhood volunteer for Winthrop Rockefeller in his 1964 and 1966 gubernatorial campaigns. After Ihe divorce — on grounds of "general indignities, or whatever that catch-all thing — the housewife found her- is self in Ihe position of breadwinner, "So I asked myself: What would I want to do if I could do whatever I wanted to? The answer was politics." She joined the Young Republicans organization in Arkansas, became vice chairman of the YR National Federation and served as chairman for the 2nd District section of the Arkansas Women's Political Caucus. 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. Polk County murder conviction reversed LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state Supreme Court reversed today the second-degree murder conviction of Gordon Eutah McCarley in Polk County Circuit Court because the state elicited testimony concerning prior bad acis by McCarley. McCarley was charged with first-degree murder but was convicted of 'second - degree murder and was sentenced to 21 years in.prison. The charge resulted from the shooting death of Lonnie Richardson last Ocl. 17 near Grannis. The Supreme Court said law permits the state to produce testimony under certain cir- cumstan^es concerning prior convictions of a defendant, but not testimony pertaining to bad conduct which resulted in no conviction. In McCarley's trial, the oros- ecuting attorney asked McCarley about bootlegging in Oklahoma and altercations in which McCarley allegedly had engaged with Richardson and another man. In other cases, the court: —Affirmed the conviction of Charles Hooper and Robert Westlin in Madison County Circuit Court on charges of possessing marijuana with intent to deliver. Authorities said the two men possessed 19 plastic- con lainers of the drug. Each was sentenced to 10 years in prison and fined $5,000. - Reversed a White County Circuit Court judgment for Ed Hubach concerning 5.75 acres taken from Hubach by the Arkansas Highway Commission. The commission appealed because Judge John L. Anderson refused to permit testimony concerning the price Hubach paid to obtain a partner's interest in the land two years before the commission condemned the property. —Reduced to $2,500 the amount of bail bond forfeited by Ira Craig and Phil Schaaf after John A. Jones jumped bail in Cleburne County Circuit Court where he was facing hot check and false pretense charges. Judge Joe VilUnes had ordered forfeiture of the entire $7,369.23 bail bond. 1957-^Foliiwng Mr. Palmer's death Mrs. Palmer became president. 1969—With Mrs. Palmer's retlrment from Star Publishing Co. Washburn became 76 per cent owner and president — balance 24 per cent being held by Texarkana Newspapers, Inc. AF plane missing in China Sea MANILArPhilippines (AP) — An air and sea search was. under way today for a missing U.S. Air Force weather reconnaisance plane that distracting mission in the South China Sea. The aircraft had six persons aboard. It was flying a routine pattern 400 miles north-northwest of Clark Air Base in the Philippines and 80 miles from the eye of Typhoon Bess Saturday night when il disappeared, said an Air Force spokesman at Clark. '.•''•,£•. The missing U.S. Air Force . WC130 Hercules was based with the 54th Weather Recbnnai- . sance Squadron at, ^Andersen , Air Force B,ase tin Guam. It ''•took off Saturday ^afternoon from Clark. The Air Force identified the crew members as First Lt. Gary W. Craff, Conway, Ark., aircraft commander; First Lt. Michael P. O'Brian, Bellevue, Wash,, co-pilot; First Lt. Timothy Hoggman, Phoenix, Ariz., navigator; Capt. Edward R. Bushnell, Blandlnsville, 111., weather officer; Staff Sgt. Kenneth G. Suhr, Plainview, Neb., flight engineer; and Sgt. Detlef W. Ringler, Hammond, Ind., weather observer. Backstreet killings rise BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Shadowy assassins have killed 16 persons in a month of tit-for-tat killings by Protestant and Roman Catholic extremists. Police said today it is evidence of a new wave of backstreet sectarian murder. Another 20 persons have been shot and gravely wounded. Police said most victims have been shot going to work, strolling with friends or answering the door at home. The murderers generally escape in hijacked cars or disappear through Belfast's maze of narrow alleyways. The only motive seems often merely to destroy any Protestant or any Catholic, investigators say. "It's a rampage of killing, and it's getting worse," one senior police officer said. "It'll soon be even bloodier than in 1972, when 30 people were murdered in a couple of summer months." The latest round of murder has heated up Northern Ireland's half-century of violence during which the Catholic-based Irish Republican Army has sought to sever Ulster's ties with Britain and unite it with the Irish Republic to the south. The current campaign began in August 1969, wfien Britain sent troops to quell IRA street turbulence. At least 1,076 persons have been killed since then. The latest victim was a man of 28 with an Afro hairstyle, whose body was found Sunday dumped in hills overlooking this capital city. He had been savagely beaten, then shot six times in the head and chest. Identified as Ciarian Murphy, he was the weekend's fourth Catholic murder victim. fi

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