Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 16, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 16, 1974
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Here's to 1974; Beginning Hdp^CCentennial, and 76th year for Star, '-r ''*."" £ f *• i16 * Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn If our area can help rebuild Eggland, we should The fire which gutted the Hope Eggland processing plant Monday was a major disaster for the 50 persons employed there, and of no small consequence to the Mope trade area—which depends upon livestock, poultry, and timber harvesting. The coming to Hope of Corn Belt Hatcheries, Eggland's owner, some years ago gave a big lift to the local economy. Back in the depression years of 1929-33 our community was pushing for a hew economy "the Cow, Sow and Hen" program. At the time it sounded futuristic, but it turned out to be a solid substitute for vanished King Cotton—evidenced by Southwest .Arkansas' resources today. What we have we should be prepared to defend. Tuesday's newsstory on the Eggland fire reported management to be in doubt about plans to rebuild, because of the well- known tight - money situation and fecord-level interest rates. If there's anything Hope and Hempstead county and the Hempstead County Industrial Foundation can do to help get the plant rebuilt, we should do it. The Star over the years has supported every bond issue offered new or expanding local industry, and we'll certainly support any rescue effort to restore the burned Eggland processing plant. Corn Belt is a major area industry. It deserves our support, particularly in these tight-money times. * « Member of the Associated Press 3 ~ 14 Pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features of the Bowie Knife WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, with Audit Bureau 6f CifctilaiiAni Subject v to nudlt. Av, het p&id circulation 6 month* ending Sept, 3d, 1«4-4,1« • A»Wed with Audit Bureau of arctdattttf i;i«bje<sl to audit. ^ PRICE Special Halloween event planned at Hope Village Merchants of the Hope Village Shopping Center will hold a special event Halloween night. Young people dressed in Halloween costumes are invited to a Halloween parade from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Prizes will be given to the following: the cutest, ugliest, most original, and best-behaved. In order to. take part, any child in costume and mask need only stop by the contest table and get a number. Judging will be by number; names and identity will not be known to the judges. Winner's will be announced ater 8:30 p.m. There will also be an art contest conducted by the Third District Arts and Crafis> Society. Entry forms and information will be available by October 21 regarding this event. Ford campaigning in four states . i__^ .' \ , Downtown merchants seek changes in Urban Renewal street program '-•'""'•.' • , , JL- », C5 '>', • ••h'rtdifrii •mi —_!.,-„_-...-. .^-_ ...... i__t .....jr. .. .. * . ' •> i ,t_ T /, , • » . it 1 ''••-.. KANSAS CITY (AP) - President Ford, campaigning in four Midwestern states for Republican candidates in the off-year election, called today for the ••election of "inflation-fighters who are going to keep track of every single penny this government spends." In his text for a $100-a-plate Republican breakfast, Ford said that in the economic area "the President proposes, but the Congress disposes." He continued: "Unless we send people into the House and Senate who recognize the role big government and deficitdspending play in our economy, we never are going to end this inflation that is costing every American consumer so much." At another point, Ford told his audience, "You can make my job easier by sending more Republicans to Congress to work with me in the two years ahead." The President, who scheduled campaign stops today in Missouri, South Dakota, Nebraska and Indiana, declared, "I know that this will be a tough election and some people say that the odds are against our candidates this year." But he added words aimed at the local citizenry, "The odds were also against the Univer- High court takes up I Alaska pipeline issue ' - ^L J. ••' ". • - .. t ' - • \ needs U.S. { aid: Gomes LISBON, Portugal (AP) — President Francisco da Costa Gomes says the United States can assure the growth of de- t niocracy in Portugal by giving his government large doses of economic and political help. He was interviewed on the eve of his departure today for ' the United States to address the f United Nations General Assem§ bly and meet later this week in | Washington with President i Ford. Costa Gomes is the first | Portuguese chief of state ever | to visit the United States. ,| He became president two i|weeks ago after leftists in the E ' —ilitary forced Antonio de inola to resign. In the inter,„ sw, he was vague about his tropes for the talks in ! Washing- Ijjton. !|| He was asked what Lisbon Ijjeeds from the United States to pncourage the development of a Jjjealthy, democratic Portuguese ifjftate. jj He offered no specifics but ||eplied: "Both economically ||nd politically, the United jljjtates can give immense help pp the Portuguese people in the |jevelopment of the democratic sjrocess now in course. We be- l|eve in the disinterested help JH friendly peoples and govern- Senate ok |>n RR bill fc expected ..WASHINGTON (AP) - The S||iate is expected to follow the H^use in overriding President -' veto of a railroad retire- WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has upheld the cpnstitHti Pipeline,^ decide/whether -..^ „ builders must pay for a laVsuit whiqh delayed its construction. Other cases which the court agreed Tuesday to hear will test whether states may deny welfare benefits for unborn children and whether widowers mfey^be denied Social Security benefits which widows receive. The court also agreed to review Pennsylvania laws providing state assistance to private school pupils and a Texas law requiring approval of a majority of property owners for bonds issues; The pipeline act was chak lenged by Byron T. Brown,'a Phoenix, Ariz., businessman who proposed a rival plan calling for a pipeline suspended from towers. Brown challenged a provision in the act which ruled out most legal challenges to the permit granted to the Alyeska Pipeline Service Corp. for a surface pipeline. On March 7, U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Waddy of Washington, D.C., ruled that the pipeline act was "a valid, constitutional exercise of the power of Congress to limit the scope of judicial review." The Supreme Court affirmed Waddy's decision in a brief order in which it did not explain its reasoning. The court agreed to hear the appeal of Alyeska from a 4-3 decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington that it must pay costs of an environmental lawsuit which held up pipeline construction. The suites filed by the Wil- sity of Missouri last Saturday — but the Tigers defeated Nebraska in a brilliant effort;" The President made his strongest campaign pitch in behalf of former U.S. Rep. Thomas B. Curtis, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton in Missouri. The President began his "day with a dawn meeting with Republican Sen. Robert Dole of neighboring Kansas, who is facing a strong election challenge. Dole, who recently left the post of Republican national chairman, later told a news conference Ford promised there would be no federal controls on exports^ wheat. The chief .executive then mingled with 22 guests at a GOP coffee gathering;that cost $1,000 a person.. ^ Ford spoke Tuesday night to the Kansas City convention of Future Farmers of America, where he used stronger-lhan- MEMBERS OF THE HOUSING Authority of Hope hea'r complaints, and agree to re-study the Urban Renewal situation. ^Petition is presented •; —_--— — »MM«HJ V«**V» \« W«1*?U**AVU '4,455 hours of lawyer time;-The appbals court said the environmental groups were entitled to their expenses because they acted in behalf of an important public policy. Federal regulations give states a choice of whether to count unborn children in computing benefits under the state- federal program of aid to families with dependent children. Iowa, one of 35 states which does not count them, has appealed a decision of the federal circuit court in St. Louis that the stale is obliged to do so. Denial of Social Security death benefits was challenged by a New Jersey man, Stephen C. Wiesenfeld, whose wife died in childbirth, leaving him with an infant to care. for. He said his wife, a schoolteacher, earned more money than he did. A three-judge federal court agreed with his argument that the law is discriminatory. The government appealed. The Pennsylvania pupil aid laws being challenged provide stale finance tutoring, textbooks and equipment. A three- judge court held they are con- slitutional, 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. counter both inflation and economic downturn, "I may be back with some tough turkey." To an audience of about 10,000 in the Kansas City convention center, Ford said some people were contending his inflation-fighting blueprint called for biting a marshmallow instead of a bullet. He went on: "Well, I had already asked the Congress to postpone for three months a 5.5 per cent pay raise for federal government employes which would have saved $700 million. Congress wouldn't even chew that 'marshmallow.'" Ford said Congress has yet to show "much appetite for some -of Ihe other 'marshmallows' in my latest message," and declared: "If they don't like my menu I may be back with some lough lurkey." Excepl on the issue of a threatened Congressional cutoff of U.S. aid to Turkey, Ford has seldom criticized the Democratic-controlled Congress. His complaints about Capitol Hill reaction to his economic plan marked a departure from his customary s.tance. Tucker refuses to approve use of state funds Guard units stand by Bj|nt bill and thus enact it into *- Jjf the action is taken today, it ; ~- IJ be the first time Con- gjss has overridden a veto in *an's presidency. i bill is designed to put on feet the virtually bankrupt road retirement system by ipunitting $285 million in fed£$1 funds annually for the next I years, a total of $7.1 biillion. fjjjprd said this was unfair to H taxpayers and that Con|||s ought to be able to come |ffrith a better plan. BOSTON (AP) - National Guard units were standing by today in armories around Boston following scattered violence associated with busing for school desegregation. President Ford refused a state request for federal troops. Gov. Francis W. Sargent mobilized the National Guard on Tuesday and about 500 guardsmen were sent to armories. Other units were put on standby for possible callup. The governor made the move after citing "stabbings, ston- ings and disorders" in schools Tuesday, mostly at a high school in the predominantly white Hyde Park section. Eight persons were injured at racially tense Hyde Park High, including Joseph Crowley, 15. He suffered what a Carney Hospital spokesman described as a deep slash in the abdomen. He was reported in good condition Tuesday night. All of those injured are white. In rejecting Sargent's request for federal assistance, Ford said in a statement that the primary responsibility for maintaining order continues to lie with state and local authorities. Ford said no request for federal help would be in order "until the governor is in a position to say he has utilized the full resources of the state and that despite these efforts he can no longer control the situation." Sargent said he regretted Ford's decision to deny federal troops. LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Atty. Gen. Jim Guy Tucker refused Tuesday to approve the use of state funds for Secretary of State Kelly Bryant to hire a private lawyer to represent him in the Capitol mall construction case. Tucker's refusal was to be in effect until Bryant could be more "precise" about his contention that Tucker had a conflict of interest. The suit over the mall project is scheduled for trial Thursday before Chancellor Darrell Hickman of Pulaski County, who was told about the problem between Tucker and Bryant. Hickman called some of the parties into his office to discuss the matter. Later, Bryant and Tucker exchanged telephone calls about it. Deputy Atty. Genm Lonnie Powers said Thursday night that he thought Tucker would give approval today for Bryant to hire a private lawyer. BY DOROTHY WINCHEL NewsJEdltor, Hope Star A petition was presented to the Housing Authority of Hope Tuesday night asking that the five-man board reconsider certain aspects of the downtown Urban Renewal street plan. The petition, signed by 71 persons, •vas given to the board at a special meeting. Attorney Jim Gunter, speaking on behalf of the downtown merchants, requested that the Authority "consider an amendment to the present program." The merchants' problem, according to Gunter, centers mainly around the one-way street plan and the parking situation. "One-way streets," he said, "would mean less traffic, less parking—and less business for the merchants. In some cases, there would be no back door access for delivery trucks to load and unload at the downtown stores." The one-way plan along Second and Main Streets would be inconvenient not only for merchants, but also for their customers, Gunter pointed out. If these streets are closed, the customer may have to go three or four blocks out of his way to get to a certain place of business. He summed up the merchants' stand by saying: "We're not against the progress and beautification of Hope, but we are against the inconvenience of narrow, one- way streets." Shopping centers are making it easier to get to their front doors/Mrs. Cecil Delaney said, whereas we (the downtown businessmen) are doing the opposite. Henry Haynes expressed the opinion that flower beds were too wide,-and that Urban Renewal didn't look the same in actuality that it did on paper. Forrest Singleton, head of the Retail Merchants Association, took a different stance. He urged the businessmen to unite and "try something different." If the one-way street system doesn't work, he said, we can always go back to our two-way streets. The mall plan may turn out better for us in the long run. Many cities have downtown shopping centers—complete with flowers—that are both beautiful and successful. —Hope (Ark.) photo by Roger Head ATTORNEY JIM GUNTER asks the Housing Authority to consider changing the downtown Urban Renewal plan on streets and parking. Dallas, for instance. Blytheville, Ark., is another example of a city with malls, a booming business, and happy people, Singleton said. Mike Keliey, director of the Housing Authority, reminded Gunter and the group of some 45 business and professional men present at Tuesday's meeting, that since the Urban Renewal program was first proposed back in 1966, meeting after meeting had been held to discuss the mall plan and the changes it would bring to the city of Hope. Those meetings were open to the public. "We know we are kind of late in this," Gunter admitted, "but at the time the Urban Renewal plan was proposed, they (the merchants) did not fully understand the program and the impact it would have on their businesses. Also, since that time downtown businessmen and shoppers alike have heard complaints from people in other cities—and now they're having second thoughts. In some cities, the downtown mall plan seems to be successful; in other cities, it does not. "We're not criticizing and we're not asking you to tear up the whole program—but we are asking that you consider changing the one-way street plan," Gunter told the board. Any changes done at this stage of the game would be time-consuming and costly. Kelly replied. All surface work would have to be stopped in order that new plans could be formulated. Then, these new plans would have to be submitted to various agencies for approval. Also, there is the possibility that the federal grant covering Urban Renewal would be lost to the city. "The whole concept of a mall shopping center," Kelly told the group, "is to separate the customers from the cars, and to give the customers a pleasant atmosphere in which to shop." Steven Bader, who acted as a spokesman for the Housing Authority, told the merchants that their request would be taken under advisement and given serious study. Members of the Housing Authority are Kelly, Bader, C. W. Hicks, Kenneth Paddie, Ray Lawrence, and Dale Jones.

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