Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 17, 1974 · Page 11
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 17, 1974
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mrsdav. October 17, 1974 CARIO STAtt He finds answer WomeM9 r foWhyWa/Ws?' ByJOYSTILLEY AP NeWifeiturei Writer NEW YORK (AP) - When {Ralph G. Martin decided to write a book about the Duke d Duchess of Windsor he I found he faced a challenge — to find the answer to the ques- , tion that's been asked for near* ly 40 years: Why? "Here was the Prince Charm* ing of the world — gay, debonair, handsome," explained the author of "the Woman He Loved." "Women were waiting in line. He could pick any one of them, and who does he pick? A woman 40 years old, divorced, and really not beautiful. "Why?" Martin found his answer one afternoon in the quiet drawing room of a house on the Riviera, where the Duchess agreed to see him because she had read and liked his previous book, "Jennie: The Life of Lady Randolph Churchill." "We had had a warm, friend* ly lunch," he recalled. "She was full of beans, witty, sharp, laughing, keeping the conversation going when it lagged. She was almost 80 but looked 20 years younger. "Her eyes are her most dramatic feature — great big, violet-blue, looking as if every word I said was the most interesting thing she had ever heard and as if I was the most fascinating man she had ever met. "I thought, 'My God, this is how she caught him.' And indeed it was." That was the beginning of the answer to why, Martin says. As for the rest, "With her the Duke was a human being. He was not a celebrity. With her he was just a man she called David, while everyone else called him 'sir.' She watched over him, she took a glass out of his hand if she thought he'd had too much to drink. She was his mother, sister, sweetheart and friend. She was not just a love or a passion with him. She was an obsession." Martin, whose words tumble out rapidly in his enthusiasm for his subject, spent two years researching and writing the book. He traveled extensively, read countless books, checked newspaper files, dug into I church recordsVHe.interyi*wed '•'dozims^aritt-'dtfzens of people who had known the pair, from a former butler to royalty, including every one of the living schoolmates of the former Wallis Warfield at a girls' boarding school in Baltimore. "This is'the first time the whole thing can be told," the author commented, "A great many people who loved the Duke would not have talked while he was alive. It is not only the greatest love story, but it turned out to be a spy story in Spain, a mystery story in the Bahamas and a political story with the abdication." ! Martin remembers that he got so immersed in his subjects while writing the book that he found himself mentally urging them to take a different course, not to be so hasty. "He could have found a way to stay on the throne," he says of the Duke. He sees parallels between the inexorable course of events leading toward the abdication and similar forces resulting in the resignation of former President Nixon. "When you're at a pinnacle of power you make a decision that triggers something else, which in turn triggers some- RALPM G. MARTIN thing else and soon the result is irrevocable and out of hand," he says. "Circumstances take over and you're no longer in control. Everything comes crashing down. Both the Duke and the President thought till the last minute they could handle it but they got caught in a web of statements, decisions and circumstances." The difference, he added, was that "Nixon's case was a tragedy and the king would never have hesitated to do it again." While he believes that the Duke was more in love with the Duchess than she with him, he says there is no question that she was happy. "She always had a consciousness that she was a piece of romantic history and the whole world paid enormous attention to everything she did. "She had to pay a price for it, but the price was right." The author recalls that when Edward VIII made his famous abdication speech in 1936 he himself was at the University of Missouri, "where I met the woman I love and we got married." They have three grown children. Martin works in a barn behind his house in East Norwich, N.Y., doing his writing in the morning and revisions in the afternoon. Then it goes to his wife, "my main editor and critic." Judy favors budget cut LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Republican Judy Petty of Little Rock said Wednesday she had opposed GOP administration budgetary policies "since way back in 1969." Mrs. Petty is opposing the reflection bid of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark. She told the Little Rock Kiwanis Club that she favors trimming the federal budget to avoid deficit spending. over prefix LITTLE ROCK UP) three female lawyers and a Roman Catholic nun filed a lawsuit Wednesday over Pulaski County Clerk Charles Jackson's refusal to register female voters without the prefix "Miss" or "Mrs." the plaintiffs, Pamela Walker, Linda Scholle, Catherine Harris and Sister Leona Hoiting, filed the Suit in U.S. District Court. They sued Jackson and all other county clerks and permanent voter registrars. The suit said Miss Walker recently was married but maintains her maiden name of Walker as her legal surname. The Scholle woman was registered to vote before her recent marriage, and her affidavit registration contains the prefix of "Ms." According to the suit, Miss Harris is a divorcee who uses her maiden name of Harris as her legal surname. The suit said Sister Leona Holting registered to vote with a prefix of ST. for sister. Jackson would not let Miss , Walker and Miss Harris register to vote unless they designated the prefix "Miss" or "Mrs," the suit said. It also said he had required Miss Walker to designate her married name of Stafford although she continues to use her surname of Walker. Jackson plans to notify the Scholle woman and the nun that they must change their registration affidavits to show a prefix of either "Miss" or "Mrs." or their voter registrations will be canceled, the suit said. Floating fire escape shown to LR firemen LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A St. Louis fire equipment firm demonstrated Wednesday a cable device that would enable persons trapped in high-rise buildings to float from the upper stories to the ground at a speed of three feet a second. That is about as fast as an inflated balloon would, 'fall through the still air. Fire truck ladders reach only to the seventh-floor level. Earl S. Glover, businees manager for a group of doctors occupying the 12th floor of the Medical Towers on the campus of the Baptist Medical Center, said his group was looking into the possibility of buying the device. The tomato and petunia belong to the same botanical family — the nightshade group of flowering plants. This also includes the tobacco plant. Special stamp honors retarded Penny Gary, president of the 'Hempstead Association for Retarded Citizens, purchased the first "retarded children can be helped" postage stamp in Hope this week. The stamp costs 10-cent, is light brown, and features a small girl clasping an adult hand to her creek. It bears in dark brown the legend "Retarded children can be helped. A print run of 150 million of these stamps went on sale at Post Offices throughout the country this week. "The. issuance of this stamp is truly a milestone for our country's six million mentally retarded citizens and for the people who work on their behalf. We believe it will be an excellent medium for focusing national attention on the needs of mentally retarded people," Mrs. Gary said. The history of this stamp goes back to 1965, when the Oregon Association for Retarded Children formally proposed >( such a stamp. "U.'ST SenatBrlf Maurine Neuberger, Edward M. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy quickly supported the idea. In 1966, they joined forces to co-sponsor a Senate bill urging that a stamp be developed and issued. In 1973, the concept of such a stamp was approved by the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee and the project was officially under way. Paul Calle of Stanford, Conn., was commissioned to create the art work for the stamp. Calle's previous works include the famous two-piece space walk stamps issued in 1967, The historic first man on the moon ', commemorative, and the Robert Frost commemorative ' issued in March of that year. « In March of 1974, the official design of the stamp was unveiled to the public in vere- monies at Arlington, Tex., headquarters for the'National Association for Retarded Citizens (NARC). This is one of approximately 20 commemorative stamps issued this year out of over 3000 such requests. A commemorative stamp is officially described as a stamp issued to mark a special occasion, or to honor a selected person, thing, ; idea, group, or event and sold for a limited time only. Fire damages poultry plant at Springdale SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) — of undetermined orgin leavily damaged "the Four State Poultry Supply Co. Wednesday. Fire Chief Micky Jackson of Springdale said it probably was the city's biggest loss of the year due to fire, but he said he did not have an exact monetary loss figure. Jackson said, however, that the fire, which was brought under control in about 15 minutes, was not a major one. He said the most damage was done to the roof of the structure and to poultry equipment stored in the warehouse. Jackson said arson had been ruled out. Car hits classroom, kills two children NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) The 31 pupils in Sharon Hahn's kindergarten class at Wilbur Wright Elementary School were just settling down for "Story Time." Michelle Renae Lee, 5, seated on the floor near the teacher's desk, had just enrolled in the class Tuesday. Next to her was Steven Greenwell, also 5. Suddenly, glass and bricks sprayed the room as an automobile sailed through a plate glass window and landed ontop of Michelle, Steven and a third youngster. Michelle and Steven died. Elizabeth Sexton, 5, and eight classmates were injured. Police said the auto driver, Frank Burrls, 63, of New' Castle7 apparently suffered a heart attack and lost control of his car. He died en route to a hospital. Police estimated the car, which landed four feet from Mrs. Hahn's desk, was trav- eling 80 miles an hour as it approached the school. Burris' wife, Alice, who was a passenger in the car, was critically injured. —Support your local merchants. Guard still in Boston BOSTON (AP) -The National Guard was standing by today, and federal troops have been placed on increased alert to deal with any continued violence related to cowl-ordered busing to achieve integration in Boston's public schools. den. Vahan Vartanian, adjutant general of the Massachusetts National Guard, said the Guard members will remain in the city as long as needed. In a "purely precautionary move" Wednesday, the Pentagon said Army paratroopers at Pi. Bragg, N.C., were placed on increased alert in case they were needed as a "last resort" in the Boston school crisis. Schools and streets were quit et Wednesday, officials said. School attendance was down, with 66.7 per cent of the city's public school students reporting to classes. The highest attendance rale since schools opened Sept. 12 was 80 per cent. Attendance Tuesday, before a confrontation at Hyde Park High School in which eight students were injured, was 74 per cent. Two arrests were reported Wednesday. A 17-year-old black male was charged with assault on a police officer at Hyde Park High School, and police arrested a ninth-grade black male who was fighting with another black at South Boston High School's L Street Annex. Dick linked to another Elizabeth LONDON (AP) - British gossip writers reported today there's a new Elizabeth in the life of actor Richard Burton: a princess related to the British royal family. Society columns of the Daily Mail and the Daily Express said the 49-year-old Welshman who divorced Elizabeth Taylor four months ago is in love with Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia. The princess' estranged husband, British banker Neil Balfour, 33, ran unsuccessfully as a Conservative in last week's British national elections. Princess Elizabeth, 38, is the mother of a 4-year-oid son by Balfour and two daughters, aged 11 and 13, by her first husband, Howard Oxenberg, a New York clothing tycoon. A second cousin of Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, she was exiled from Yugoslavia in 1940 when the monarchy was overthrown. A spokesman for Burton said stories of his new romance were true but it is "most unlikely" that the actor would make a statement while Princess Elizabeth is married to Balfour. The spokesman said Burton and the princess "have known each other for some time, but there is no truth in any rumor that they are officially engaged." IN HOPE FRIDAY OCTOBER 18th SATURDAY OCTOBER 19th PHOTOGRAPHERS HOURS 10 AM- - 7rm Big 11x14 WALL PORTRAIT IN COLOR .99 GET A $ 1 Pins 70c Handling • Groups, $1.00 Per Subject ^Np Age Limit • limit | A wedge of wood and a sole of crepe. . .that's the hard and soft of the matter. And when your feet are resting on that kind of foundation, you can bet your lucky uppers the top'll be sensational too. Mock-toe tie in black leather uppers, Cap-toe buckler in brown OVERTURF'S THE STORE THAT HAS TIME FOR TOU -Hope (Ark.) photo by Roger Head LORI MANUS (left), daughter of Dr. and Mrs, Phillip Manus; and Clay Ward, son of Mr, and Mrs. C.D. Ward, display of the first place posters they did for National School Lunch Week at Garland School, Other winners were Sheila Embry and Rex Potter, second place; Scott Key and Rebecca Hatfield, third place; and James Miller, Kim Ingram and Stan Martin, honorable mention. Schools throughout the State will have the same menu today in conjunction with the Week. The menu in circus submarine sandwich, flying french fries. Barnum and Bailey green beans, big top fruit cup, greatest chips on earth and midway milk. Pleasant weather prevails By The Associated Press Clear and pleasant autumn weather prevailed across most of the country today, marred only by a scattering of showers hi the East and parts of the Great Lakes. Temperatures overnight remained in the 40s and 60s in most areas outside the Deep South and the Southwest. Southern California sizzled into the 90s Wednesday and more of the same was on tap today. Los Angeles sweltered through its hottest day in a year Wednesday, with a 99-degree high. A cold front reaching from Maine to Florida continued to produce some showers in extreme eastern New England and North Carolina. Cape Hatteras, N.C., was soaked by nearly 2 inches of rain during the night. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 78 at Key West, Fla., to 27 at Messena, N.Y. —Shop in Hope. NOTICE for Fast Lunch'Service. Call the Dairy Queen at 42014 RECEIVE A 10% Discount on Called in Lunches Dairy pueen Ph 777-4201 91/E. 3rd Hope, Ark. A Limited Quanity of Dowgard Antifreeze Will Go On SALE SATURDAY MORNING OCTOBER 19th FOR $ 6°° PER GALLON (Limit of 2 per customer while it lasts) Dowgard summer coolant/winter antifreeze WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TGTTMIT QUANTITIES , YOUR KEY TO VALUE CORNER OF 2ND* MAIN-HOPE

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