Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 18, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, October 18, 1974
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Here's to 1974: Beginning Hope's Centennial, and 76th year for Star. Daily Our Bread Sliced Thin by The Ale*. H. Washburn United stand needed against ex port of grain Louis Graves, editor and publisher of the Nashville . News, telephoned me late Thursday that the poultry industry is organizing a united protest against the federal policy of exporting grain. In a year when drouth and an early frost have reduced the expected grain harvest in the Midwest, it is obvious that any further export will raise grains above today's record high quotations in the U.S.—and drive many poultry producers out of business. Graves reported that Nashville is extending invitations to all poultrymen and chambers of commerce to send delegations to a mass meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Production .Credit Association office at Nashville. A Star delegation will attend, covering the story and making pictures of the crowd. In my conversation Thursday with Editor Graves I reminded him that the U.S. for the moment has suspended the export of grains. But the poultrymen, he said, have authentic information that the export suspension is only temporary, and exports are likely to be resumed. This is the thing that has to be stopped cold, right now. Therefore this appeal for all producers and businessmen to make an impressive attendance showing at Nashville at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Only a massive turnout and a sharp message to Washington will ward off the threat of a new rash, of overseas grain shipments and prohibitively high grain; "prices for .U.S. poultrymen—who are ^already caught in a bad squeeze between the price they pay for grain and the price they receive when poultry is marketed. VOL, 76—No. Home oF the Bowie Knife Pages Mertlfcf of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise AsS'n. Features HOPE, ARKANSAS FRIDAY, dCtOBER 18, 1974 Rockefeller's is rapid recovery NEW YORK (AP) - Vice President-designate Nelson A. Rockefeller's wife, Happy, was reported in excellent condition today after a breast cancer operation similar to that performed three weeks ago on. First Lady Betty Ford. "Mrs. Rockefeller had a very comfortable night and her condition this morning is reported to be excellent," said a bulletin released in mid-morning by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where her left breast was removed in a 3>6- hour operation Thursday. Doctors have said there was no evidence of cancer in Mrs. Rockefeller's lymph nodes, and chances of long-term survival are about 90 per cent. Rockefeller arrived at his midtown Manhattan offices shortly after 9 a.m. and told newsmen he had spoken with his wife by telephone and she was "in fine spirits." He said he planned to have lunch and supper with her at the hospital. "She is now off intravenous fluids and is on a light diet. She is able to get out of bed and sit up in a chair. Her spirits are excellent," the hospital report said. "The rehabilitation team has already begun working with her and she is now able to raise her, left arm above her head. Every indication is that hfr recovery :ii i :j, >il'L;'j '*J*-i. ' «->'t«*'(i Rockefeller said that because of the type of person she is, he didn't think it would. Urban removed Mrs. Rockefeller's left breast as well as lymph nodes in ihe left armpit, but he lefl a major portion of her chest muscle intact. The cancer apparently had not spread and Urban said her chances were "excellent ... as good as one could expect under this condition." Rockefeller had summoned reporters to his Manhattan offices just as his wife's surgery was starling. "You won't believe what I'm going lo lell you," he said," tracing the events leading up to the operalion. He said Ihe removal Sept. 28 of Mrs. Ford's right breast in cancer surgery had prompted his wife to give her own breasts a self-examination, and she discovered a suspicious lump. A breast X-ray gave suspicious, but inconclusive results. Dr. Urban advised Mrs. Rockefeller, 48, to enter the hospilal Wednesday. Further lesls led lo the surgery, and doctors found three cancerous nodules about the size of the tip of a lillle finger in the breast and ils surrounding tissue. "I suppose ... Mrs. Ford-has made everybody a little more conscious,"Rockefellertold the iSttHH* _„_„_. with Audit fcbf««tf of ftl&tt&flAiljtiaA ftftkVtilf' '-,' 1 - UrCBUKIuilBf niDJCCT -,'] to »udtt. Av. net bald circulation 6 months ending Sept. 3d, 1974-4,118 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, §nb}ect to audit. PRICE IOC UF campaign lagging, ¥ ' • "'""•;*'->'''.' but leaders optimistic A second United Fund Drive breakfast was held Wednesday at the Trade Winds [!t?!?, ant ; Flrs w !! k s / e P° rt showed that campaign collections this year were behind last year's. Division heads were optimistic, however, and were preparim* for a successful campaign, i n^V' K George Wright Jr., chairman of the local drive, sees the future of the campaign £^,! 0( L ?f contends that durln * ^e next few weeks the county-wide goal of $32,975 should be met. The "report breakfasts" are furnished by Hope Federal, Citizens National Bank, First National Bank, Herbert Burns, Home Furniture, and Anderson- Frazier. Soviet changes on emigration are announced reporters in his office. .,,, ...... Deputy White House Press will be rapid indjshe .wiljfejje'; Secretary John W. Hushen said able to return horife by vn|xt : the President telephoned Rock- •w*y^«^4i|iefeller MlCji§Hifc"&peration "to ^his^andXMrs?< World War 11 bomber crew buried today WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army is burying the remains of ten World War II bomber crewmen in Arlington national Cem-' etery, more than 30 years after they disappeared on a combat mission over New Guinea. Protestant, Roman, Catholic and Jewish chaplains prepared a joint funeral service for today, and the Army planned military honors for these casualties of a long-ago war with Japan. Their remains were discovered in recent months and brought back from a remote mountain valley in tropical New Guinea. Because of the ravages of weather and time, the Army said it was necessary to bury the remains together in two caskets. Although Army experts were unable to establish individual Editor The Star: Congratulations to The Star—a worthy newspaper (our 75th birthday edition Oct. 14, including a reprint of the entire second edition of the Star of Hope of .Oct. 21,1899). You, Mr. Editor, ;have been a real asset to our ; whole area. Let's make it 100 (newspaper birthday). ROYCE WEISENBERGER Chancery Judge Oct. 16, 1974 Hope, Ark. Ed Note: Thanks, Judge. But I am just as confident The Star will be here at age 100 as I am that I won't. Philippines hikes sugar By The Associated Press The Philippines announced today it hiked sugar prices 51 per cent, and one Manila supermarket sold out its sugar supply in less than 30 minutes. At the same time, sugar prices reached a record $1,012.30 a ton in trading on the London Terminal Market. One dealer said prices could go even higher when the Common Market and possibly the United States start buying on the free market. The Philippines is one of the world's leading cane sugar producers with an estimated output of 2M> million tons. It usually exports IVfe million tons to the United States. Manila housewives went into mild panic buying following the announcement that the Philippine Price Control Council increased the ceiling price of domestic sugar to encourage production. The council hiked the price Thursday from $7.38 to $11.41 for 133 pounds of sugar, but saved the announcement for this morning. Her surgeon, Dr.-Jerome Urban, had said after the operation that "she recuperated fantaslically rapidly." Asked if his wife's operation would affect his political plans, convi concern and sympathyy-and Iheinhope lhal Mrs. Rockefeller will have the same speedy recovery lhat Mrs. Ford has had." Ford's"'*' •< xconcusve physiaj* ^.evidence thatthe remains Terrorists shoot two more men in Belfast BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Terrorists shot two men during today's morning rush hour in the center of Belfast after a night of rioting and arson in the capital and other cities. The two men, both Roman Catholics, were taken to a hospital with gunshot wounds caused by shots from a passing car. Authorities reported more than 20 major fires during the night in Belfast and other cities. Rioters in Armagh hijacked three trucks and burned them and their cargoes of beef, butter and television sets. Seven buses went up in smoke in Balymoney, about 35 miles northwest of Belfast. An army spokesman said more than 100 persons were arrested in Belfast's pre- dominantly Catholic Lower Falls area late Thursday night after rioting there. He said all but two were later released. But Roman Catholic leaders in Belfast charged that British troops rounded up hundreds of Catholics in the area. Other sources charged that 50 men had been arrested and marched off in military fashion from the neighboring Clonard District and 20 others were arrested in the Downtown Markets area of the capital. There has been sporadic rioting in both areas since Tuesday. The violence and recent rioting in a number of Northern Ireland's prisons has brought increasing demands from both Protestants and Catholics for the ouster of Merlyn Rees, the British administrator in the province. Congressmen split over Ford testimony WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford's historic testimony on his pardon for former President Richard M. Nixon has drawn high praise from congressmen for candor, but sharp disagreement on whether he laid the pardon controversy to rest. Ford assured a House Judiciary subcommittee and a nationwide television audience Thursday "there was no deal, period" for the pardon and said he is convinced he did not grant it too hastily. Subcommittee members split afterwards on whether Ford's testimony settled the matter, and Chairman William L. Hungate, D-Mo., said the inquiry on the pardon may continue after Congress returns Nov. 18 from its election campaign recess. Subcommittee Democrats called for more witnesses in- volved in the pardon consultations, including former White House chief of staff Alexander M. Haig Jr., Ford counsel Phillip Buchen and possibly outgoing special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Most Republicans agreed with Ford the subcommittee should end the inquiry so the country can "shift our attention from the pursuit of a fallen president to the pursuit of the urgent needs of a rising nation." "This certainly should be the end of it," said Rep. Robert McClory, R-I11., "It's time to lay off the President." But Rep. Bella S. Abzug, D- N.Y., author of one of the formal resolutions of inquiry that Ford appeared to answer, said "this is just a beginning." Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, D- IContinued on Page Two| ten men were preseft^. 4X ..j'f The last-slime the ten Army Air). Corps officers;; and ^sergeants were seen alive was May 7,1944, when they took off in their B24 bomber from a field in Australian New Guinea for a combat mission over Sawar in nprthern Dutch New Guinea. According to the records, air searches were conducted over land and water without detecting any sign of the plane or its men. Nothing more was learned of these men until the wreckage of the B24, serial number 4240525, was discovered about 36 miles northwest of Lae, New Guinea. PBA case taken under advisement LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Chancellor Darrell Hickman of Pulaski County has taken under advisement a lawsuit challenging the legality of the proposed $74 million state office complex project. He gave attorneys in the case Thursday until Oct. 28 to file legal briefs in the case and promised a ruling soon thereafter. Hickman held a four-hour hearing on the suit filed Sept. 17 by state Rep. Thomas E. Sparks of Fordyce against the members of the state Public Building Authority and others. Eugene P. Levy, project architect for the PBA, testified that an adverse court decision could imperil plans to save $10 million and 13 months through a "fast tracking" concept of awarding contracts. Under the plan, Levy said the buildings would be completed by March 1977 instead of May 1978. He said a six-month delay caused by the court could mean a seven-to eight month delay in completion of working drawings because it would take a month or two to reassemble an architectural design team of about 30 persons now working on the project. Meanwhile Thursday, state Sen. Virgil Fletcher of Alexander predicted that the 1975 General Assembly would abolish the PBA. WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Henry M. Jackson, DAVash., announced today at the White House what he described as a historic step aimed at ensuring free emigration from the Soviet Union of at least 60,000 persons a year. The accord involving Congress, the Ford administration and the Soviet Union, also opens the way for congressional passage of major trade legislation and ends a two-year fight by Jackson and others to liberalize Soviet emigration policies. Following a half-hour meeting with Ford and Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger, Jackson was given the use of a White House podium to unveil a six-point agreement outlined in an exchange of correspondence between him amLKissinger. The White House made no announcement of its own and all press releases distributed there on the matter were from Jackson's office. In essence, Jackson and other proponents of freer Soviet emigration agreed to an 18-month trial period during which the new Soviet policies will be implemented and, in return, Con* r gross will authorize the granting of tariff concessions and credits to the Soviets. Noting that Congress can end the arrangement after 18 months if it feels the Soviets, are not upholding their part of the bargain, Jackson told reporters, "I think the safeguards are more than adequate. In a letter., to Jackson, Kissinger wrote, "I should like, on behalf of the administration, to inform you that we have been assured that the following criteria and practices will henceforth govern emigration from the USSR." Kissinger listed six points. Jackson, Sen. Jacob K. Javlts, N.Y., and Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D-Conn., have been working to formulate final legislative language for the comprise accord, seeking to spccl out an acceptable level of \ Soviet Jewish emigration and ' provide assurances that the Soviets will cease harrassing persons seeking to leave. Clinics begin Sunday at Blevins and MtNab —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Rogers JOHN MAY (above), owner and operator of the Oklahoma Tire and Supply Company on East Second Street, checks a battered safe which was torn open by a burglar or burglars either Wednesday night or early Thursday. The store lost an estimated $2,000 in the break- in. The thieves took cash and checks, a stereo, eight guns, and eight watches. They entered the building by breaking a glass in the old front door. And they used new tools from the store shelves to break into the safe. Police are still investigating. Night spot manager defends Rep. Mills The Hempstead County chairman of the "Every Child in 74" Immunization campaign today announced the locations and* tinies of Special immuTHcaTTdff clinics to be.held in Hempstead County. /According to Mrs, Paul Henley, clinics will be held at the following locations: Sunday, October 20, from 2 to "5 p.m.—Blevins Elementary School, McNab's Ruth Ap- plegale Center. Sunday, October 27—Washington old gymnasium from 1 to 3 p.m. Clow Community Center from 3 to 5 p.m. Hopewull School Cafeteria from 2 to 5 p.m. The Hempstead County chairman emphasized that these immunizations are tree of •teupgeV-^U) .all •t^ifcfonts. Although the immunizations are give'n without charge; thi?y have already been purchased by lax money and are designed for all taxpayers, not just the poverty stricken. In addition to the special clinics, children can be immunized at the county health office in Hope any Tuesday or Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The immunization campaign is being coordinated through the efforts of the Voluntary Action Center which is sponsored by the Hope Junior Auxiliary. Mrs. Bumpers to visit Hope October 22 WASHINGTON (AP) - Arthur August, manager of the Silver Slipper Restaurant has acknowledged thai Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., did patronize the night club that features singers and strippers, the Arkansas Gazelle reporled today. August previously had denied thai Mills, 65, was a Silver Slipper customer. August said he had denied reports that Mills visited the night club because he thought the news media had "overblown." the Tidal Basin incident in which Mills was involved on Oct. 7 and was "trying to hurl a very good man." August lold Ihe a reporler for the Litlle Rock newspaper lhal he became manager of the Silver Slipper on Jan. 3, 1974 and that Mills had been there "not more than eight limes" in Ihe ensuing monlhs. Records al Ihe Alcoholic Beverage Control Board for the District of Columbia list the date as Dec. 4, 1973, the day the Silver Slipper was sold >.o its current owners. Mills' wife, Polly, was a member of her husband's party on about six of those occasions, August said. Two other times, Annabel Battislella, an ex-stripper, was a member of Mills' groups, the Gazette reported. "There was always groups of people," August said. He said he never had seen Mills intoxicated and said the House Ways and Means Committee chairman "always conducted himself as a gentleman." August said he did not know Mills well but had sat occasionally al Mills' lable for a few minules. Mrs. BaUislella, 38, is Ihe woman who plunged into the Tidal Basin, a backwater of the Potomac River, on Oct. 7 after Mills' speeding, unlighled car, which he was not driving, was stopped by police. U.S. Park Police said Mills' face was bleeding and thai he smelled of alcohol when he emerged from ihe car. Mrs. BaUislella formerly danced al the Silver Slipper under the stage name of Fanne Foxe. She had quit dancing before the Silver Slipper was sold. August noted that she had never worked for him. He said he really didn't know her but from what he had heard, "she's a very nice person." August said he had never seen nor known Mills lo spend $1,700 in one evening at Ihe Silver Slipper. "Even with a parly of eight, you can see that wouldn't be possible," he said. Mrs. Betty Bumpers announced today that she will begin a seventy-five county tour of the state to promote the "Every Child In '74" Immunization Program. The tour is slated to get underway next Tuesday with a five-city stop in Southwestern Arkansas. Mrs. Bumpers said that she plans to visit every county during the remainder of this year. She said that she would normally spend two days each week traveling to visit county immunization clinics. In announcing the first two- day visit she listed the following stops and arrival times there: Tuesday, October 22— Prescott, 9:30 a.m. Girl midgets fight tonight Two of the world's best midget girl wrestlers will be here for the regular Friday night fights. Darling Dagmar, 98 pounds, will go up against Miss Diamond Lil, who weighs in at 96 pounds. The main event will see the return of Cowboy Stan Hansen to take on the rugged Rocket Monroe. Tony Russo will clash with Inca Peru in the first bout. The wrestling matches will be held at 8:30 p.m. at Hope's Fair Park CoUseum. In case of cold weather, they will move into the exhibit building. Hope, 11:00 a.m. Nashville, 1:30p.m. Ashdown, 3:00 p.m. Texarkana, 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 23— Magnolia, 9:00 a.m. Camden, 10:30 a.m. Fordyce, 12:00 noon Sheridan, 2:30 p.m. Malvern, 4:00 p,m. Mrs. Bumpers said that initial response has been overwhelming and that the number of immunizations being given has increased significantly since the campaign began. She urged parents of children under five to bring their children in for the free immunizations. Other visits will be announced at a later date. Hope man wounded Allen Hicks, 26, was ac- cidenlially shot Tuesday afternoon while practicing a "fast draw" at his home on Route 2, Hope. He was taken to Memorial Hospital and treated for a bullet wound in his right leg, Sheriff Henry Sinyard reported today. 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.

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