Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 19, 1974 · Page 1
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Here's to 1974^Bpinni|||l^e||&entennial, and 76th year for Star ur Daily IB read >ed Thin by The tditof lAlex. H. Washbitfn ttrtt ... .. VOL, 76—NO. 6 —« Member of the Jtftrtitad Pfels « Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features .... Krtife SATURDAY, Qi i». PRICK IOC With Other Editors Pay Cash? They Don't ••*•> Trust You ben it comes to economics, [got a hunch I Was the all- anchor man in Carolina's ischool of Commerce.' took statistics so many i Dr. Cowden thought I Was ab assistant. lit the more I see people fret ut inflation, the more I keep iiting to know how we Jved at this point. Back in i when I was making $18 a and managing to put about 50 cents a week, I B to listen to my Dad tell me he used to drive a team of ses hauling logs for 25 cents fday. If he wanted to play iseball Saturday afternoon, he rked Saturday morning, then .d a friend his 25 cents for irking for him that afternoon. Now I discover my son is Proposal would w -r" : *i , , interest iaking $25 more per week than [made 25 years ago. And this, I felt I was well along in a er successful career. So what brought it all about? 'm convinced it's the unaway" use of credit. There las a tune when few people er bought anything unless ey could pay cash. Even our vernment's operated on a pay-as-you-go" budget. fOn a trip recently I was- becking in a motel. The girl at he desk asked, "Will this be ash or credit card?" I told her lash. She said, "I'll have to ave it in advance." Seems no one can trust a erson who pays cash any fmore. -Bill Stauber in The IChapel Hill (N.C.) Newspaper A rouifd Town In observance of National iusiness Women's Week— ctober 20-26—the Hope B&PW lub will hold their annual offee Thursday, October 24. It ill be from 9 til 11 a.m. and 2 til p.m. at the Chamber of ommerce. The public is in- jted. The Junior Miss Beebe ontest will climax Sunday at 3 at the Beebe Memorial 3.M.E Church. Mrs. M.L. Rutherford is sponsor, and W.C. nt is pastor. lie son of a Hope resident as been assigned to Kunsan i, Republic of Korea, for duty ith a unit of the Pacific Air forces. Air Force Staff "prgeant Archie B. Elliott, son fjjf Mrs. Goldie Elliott of 522 S. el St., is an inventory |anagement supervisor with ie 3rd Supply Squadron. Deviously assigned at Castle TB, Calif., Sergeant Elliott is > graduate of Yerger High ool. His wife, DeUa, is the fughter of Simon Duffie, Rt. 3, pe. Merchants in Hope Village lopping Center are planning a cial Halloween event. Young people dressed in Halloween gostumes are invited to a ,j»§rade from 7 to 8:30 p.m. J^izes will be given to the c«test, the ugliest, the most ^iiriginal, and the best-behaved. Ajjy child in costume and mask wants to take part need stop by the contest table get a number. Judging will lone by number only and ?M liners will be announced after p.m. An art contest, coned by the Third District and Crafts Society, is also ^ led. Entry forms and in- ffflSnation will be available by ***' r 21. its regular monthly ig, the Hope Ministerial voted to ask concerned e to meet at the Rodeway mday,0ct.21at7:30pjn. the purpose of organizing sition to the local liquor The ministers present 'ing the action were: Bob Charles Jones, Ward aday, Gordon Renshaw, Wickliffe, John Hoff- Norris Steele, and Jim s. | LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Un>der proposed Amendment 57, |Lhe 10 per;cent limit on the ^•amount of interest that can be ; charged in Arkansas could, and probably would, be changed. '. The proposal would amend Section 13 of Article 19 of the state.Constitution. That section says any contract for morexthan 10 per cent interest is void; thereby making 10 per cent the maximum interest that can be legally charged. That limit has been construed by the courts of Arkansas as an across-the-board maximum applying to all types of contracts, including bank loans, retail credit, and so on. The proposed amendment says the interest maximum would be 10 per cent "except when the General Assembly shall otherwise provide ..." This, then, would authorize the General Assembly to set in- Judgingof paintings Sunday The 74. paintings of Old Washington and other Arkansas scenes which have, been on exhibit at-Red River Vocational Technical^ School here since Oci: 13 will begudged at 2 p.m. Stiffiiay, OcT 2bT """' * < The judge, Georg Shook of Memphis is a nationally known authority on water colors. The art exhibition is cosponsored by Secretary of State Kelly Bryant and Alex. H. Washburn, Star publisher. terest rates. They could be higher than 10 per cent or lower than 10 per cent. It also is possible that the legislature, rather than setting a single, across-the-board maximum rate that would apply to all contracts, could set one rate of interest for bank loans, another rate for retail credit, another rate for other types of contracts, and so on. This pattern has been followed in some other states where the legislature determines interest rates. If legislative authority is granted by the people through approval of proposed Amendment 57, one of the arly decisions by the General Assembly likely would be over what philosophy to follow in setting interest. The questions that might arise could include: —Should one flat rate be set? —Should rates vary, depending on the type of contract? —Should the rate approved by the legislature be fixed until altered by the legislature? ^Should the legislature fix a rate tied to something else, such as the Federal Reserve Board prime rate, so that state rates would rise and fall in conjunction with federal bank rates? Proposed Amendment 57 was the last of the four constitutional proposals referred to the ' people for adoption or rejection Ford schedules if',: six speaking MORE TO NASA than just rockets as wildlife biologists release day-old loggerhead turtles oil the beach at Kennedy Space Center. Marine biologists discovered that natural predators accounted for almost 100 per cent egg loss deposited by the turtles in nearby areas. The baby turtles should thrive and grow to 400 pounds on NASA's beaches where there are no predators. .'''.'.! Radical breast amputation rarely used at Johns Hopkins Road route report filed LITTLE ROCK (AP) -^ The state Highway Department said Friday it has submitted the Baton Rouge-to-Kansas' City highway corridor report to the Federal Highway Administration. The department said the FHA will make a recommendation to Congress next year. The report was filed on behalf of the states of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Louisiana under the 1973 Federal Aid to Highway Act. The department said a corridor in western Arkansas and one in central Arkansas were needed. It did not recommend any of 10 alternative routes. The western corridor would link Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Texarkana, Fort Smith and Fayetteville, ending at Kansas City. The central corridor would link Baton Rouge, Monroe, El Dorado, Camden, Pine Bluff, Little Rock, and Harrison, going on to Kansas City. The cost of constructing the uncommitted parts of the western and central subcorridors would be $671 million, the department said. The report concludes that the kind of service needed in the corridors should be on a level with that provided by interstate highways. Under requirements of the federal law, hearings on the possible development of a highway corridor were held at El Dorado, Camden, Texarkana, Little Rock, Fort Smith and Harrison. 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. . The other three were>referred by the General "Assembly, but Amendment 57 was referred by petitions that had been circulated among and signed by registered voters. \ The signatures needed to put the proposal on the ballot would . have.» totaled 64,807, but the backers of the measure turned in nearly three times as many—188,446. The Arkansas Credit Requirements Committee, official sponsor of Amendment 57, is backed in its effort by many of the state's leading businessmen. They contend that Arkansas' 10 per cent limit, set in 1874, no longer is realistic and also lacks the flexibility needed in times when interest rates fluctuate significantly. Rising interest rates in recent years have created a "credit cruch," which causes economic ' hardship on businesses which extend.credit or loans under a 10 per cent interest maximum, the ACRC says. Lending institutions must pay interest on money they borrow in the federal system. They sometimes pay 11 to 14 per cent. Lending in Arkansas at 10 per cent, plus bearing the cost of paying personnel to handle the paperwork involved in such loans, creates a money-losing proposition that cannot be long endured, at least not without adjustments, the committee says. Newhope man killed John Ed Lee, 88, of Newhope, was killed Friday night when his car ran off State Highway 29 and hit a culvert about 10 miles south of Hope, State Trooper David Fuller of the State Police said. A Hempstead ambulance unit brought him to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Mr. Lee is survived by two sons, Prentice Lee of Midland, Tex., and John Selmer Lee of Fairview, Okla.; one brother, Bob Lee of Burris, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Roette Peice, and Mrs. Nora Cooper, both of Magnolia, Ark., and Mrs. Annie Holten of Port Barrow, La. Funeral services are pending. Herndon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. BALTIMORE, Md. (AP) The traditional treatment for breast cancer, a radical breast amputation,;is rarely used now at the John^ Hopkins Hospital clinic where it originated. The radical mastectomy,'developed by Dr. William Halsted at Johns Hopkins in 1891, has been replaced for the most part by less.extensive surgery, Dr. Lewison stepped down in 1971. after directing the ''Hopkins breast clinic here for 25 years. In a paper prepared for presentation next week to the llth International Cancer Congress in Florence, Italy, Lewison , says the trend 'in American medicine is away from the radical mastectomy. Tife surgery involves removal of iheV breast, auxiliary. lymph nodes and some chest muscles. \ It was performed on President - Ford's wife, Bettyj-Sept. % ! ;, ,; Lewison"; tsaid Ihe simpjer breast cance%sjjrf«jjry also In-, but it does not disturb nearby- musdesi is less disfiguring and does not leave the patient's arm in pain and swollen. The current head of the Hopkins clinic, Dr. RM Robinson Baker, agrees that the radical mastectomy no longer merits widespread use. "The radical mastectomy as developed by Dr. Hals lead was designed to remove large tumors cof the breast," Baker said. "It does not seem to be a reasonable thing to do for most cases." . U '• * A- study sponsored ,foy. the Na- ,- tional Cancer-Institute, released two days after Mrs. Ford's operation, also found that the simple operation compared favorably with the radical mastectomy. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford scheduled six speaking appearances in the Carolinas and Kentucky today on his busiest barnstorming tour of the off-year election campaign. Planning a 16-hour day on the stump, Ford was bound for speech sites in Greenville, Anderson and Rock Hill, S.C.j Greensboro, N.C.; and Louisville, Ky. All the stops except the one at Anderson were avowedly political — a scries of rallies and fund-raising events in behalf of Republican candidates. And oven the appearance in Anderson, to dedicate the new headquarters building of the community's two long-established daily newspapers, the Anderson Independent and the Daily Mail, was announced originally by the local GOP House candi- daien Marshall Parker. Press Secretary Ron Nessen said the Republican National Committee was picking up the tab for the entire trip, including the cost of flying to the newspaper ceremony. Four of the day's six speeches were aimed at audiences in South Carolina, where Democratic Rep. Wil- liam Jennings Bryan Dorn is in a close face for the governorship with Republican State-Sen. James B. Edwards. 1»< ' Ftirti also/was visiting'; the state to boost the prospects of Charleston leached Owen Bush in her underdog challenge to Democratic Sen. Ernest F. Hoi- lings. Ford was making two .speeches'in Greenville, one at the Greenvllle-Spartanburg Airport and one at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium. His Rock Hill appearance was set for a shopping mall. Ford's North Carolina stop was for a rally at the High Point Winston-Salem Regional Airport in Greensboro. He was being introduced ihere by Republican state Rep. William E. Stevens, who is opposing Democratic State Atty. Gen. Robert Morgan for the Senate seat of retiring Demo- : crat Sam'\I. Ervin Jr. * : In Louisville, Ford was attending a fund-raising reception and dinner in Freedom Hall. He hopes his Kentucky stay will help belter the re-election chances of Republican Sen. Marlow W. Cook, who is in a close race with Democratic Gov.. Wendell H. Ford. Students question Rep. Milk:* Self-examination recommended NEW YORK (AP) — Happy Rockefeller detected her own breast cancer at an early stage, apparently before any spread to the lymph nodes. Doctors recommend that breast self-examination or self- palpation should be practiced once a month. The following instruction on self-palpation accompany the numbered sketches with this article: 1. Sit before a mirror with your back straight, arms relaxed at your sides. Study your breasts in the mirror for changes in size or shape. Look for puckering or dimpling of the skin or discharge or change in the nipples. 2. Raise your arms high above your head and look again for the same signs. Look for any changes since your last examination. 3. Bring your hands to chin level. Place the heels of your hands together and press to make your chest muscles contract. Look for dimpling of the skin. Now, lie down on your back on a bed. Place a flat pillow about 13 inches by 16 inches, or a folded bath towel, under your left shoulder. 4. Raise the left arm over your head and rest it on the bed. Keep the fingers of your right hand together and straight. Use a gentle patting motion, feeling with the flat part of your fingers throughout the examination. 5. Start at your breast bone and press carefully on the inner, upper quarter of your breast, moving toward the nipple. Still using the flat of your fingers, feel the area around the nipple. 6. Next feel the lower, inner part of the breast. You will find, among this lower, inner section, a ridge of firm tissue or flesh. This is normal. 7. Now, bring your left arm down to your side. With your right hand, with the flat of the finders, feel under your armpit. 8. Continue to use a gentle -patting motion with your fingers straight out and feel the upper outer quarter of your breast. 9. Complete the examination of your left breast by feeling the lower, outer section of the breast, moving from the outer part to the nipple. Shift the pillow or towel to the right side and repeat the procedure on your right breast, Instructions were provided by the New York State Health Department. Church policy change NEW YORK (AP) — Roman Catholic laymen, barred from belonging to Masonic lodges for more than two centuries, now may do so without church objections so long as the particular lodge doesn't foster anti- Catholicism. That's the interpretation put by U.S. Catholic leadership on a recent letter from the Vatican's office on doctrinal matters. The step comes after several years of exploratory friendly gestures between some American Catholic leaders and Masonic groups, chiefly sessions arranged by the Rev. John A. O'Brien of the University of Notre Dame. Father O'Brien, recently hospitalized with a stroke, became the first Catholic priest to speak at a Masonic meeting in 1964 in South Bend, Ind., and afterward .took part in similar conciliatory gatherings in the rising ecumenical mood of the period, saying: "We're all children of the same Father, and, it's about time that we put our brotherhood into practice." Freemasonry, an international fraternal order open to all believers in God, includes about 4 million Masons in this country, with lodges in each state operating under an independent, statewide grand lodge. Although some Catholics previously have been members, despite the broad church prohibition against it, the new ruling limits application of the ban only to cases in which a specific lodge opposes the church. The letter, from the Vatican's Cardinal Franjo Seper, says that the church's canon 2335 still stands, subjecting Catholics to excommunication if they join Masonic or other associations which "plot" against the church. But he adds that it may be given a "strict interpretation," that is, applied only in instances of specific lodges where such anti-Catholicism exists. The ban against Catholic membership first was imposed by Pope Clement XH in 1738 on grounds that Freemasonry fostered vague, naturalistic religion, and involved secret oaths and conspiracy against Catholicism. Over the years, there has been a succession of papal condemnations, proscribing Catholic participation. A statement from John Cardinal Krol, of Philadelphia, president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, says the Vatican letter makes clear that the longstanding prohibition is not equally applicable to all Masonic groups. As the letter indicates, he says, the "canonical provision concerning excommunication is to be interpreted precisely, not broadly, in the light of the actual attitude and practice of a particular Masonic or other group." However, he said the letter shows that the "church continues to discourage Catholic membership in the Masons," and to excommunicate those joining societies that are "actively hostile to the church." CONWAY.Ark. (AP)-Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., had some lough questions Friday from students at Conway High School, who wanted to know about the Tidal Basin incident and campaign donations from a milk cooperative. It was Mills' second public appearance since he was involved with Washington Park Police and an ex-stripper Oct. 7, and was a contrast to the warm reception he received from the Little Rock Jaycees Thursday night. Later Friday, Mills delivered a speech about the economy and his .political views to a joint meeting of civic clubs at Hendrix College here. The high school students broke into loud applause every time a question about Tidal Basin came up and hooted when Milis* answer did not satisfy them. One student asked Mills if he felt he was in the right when police stopped his speeding car an?! said they found the Ways and Means Committee chairman intoxicated and bleeding from cuts on the face. A female companion, an ex-stripper, subsequently jumped into the Tidal Basin and had to be pulled to safety. "I have apologized for that and I'm not going to say anything more about it," Mills said. When asked about the effect of the incident on his re-election campaign, Mills said, "It may have some effect but don't worry about the election. One of us will win it." Another student asked Mills how the ex-stripper got two black eyes. "I don't think you're old enough...," Mills began, but was drowned out by laughter and applause. "I don't think you're old enough to drink champaign and I did on that occasion," he said when the noise died down. Turning to the matter of donations to Mills' 1972 presidential campaign, a student asked how it was possible for a politician to receive exceptionally large contributions and not know about them. "What you're talking about is the Draft Mills Committee, which was set up by my friends who did some things they should't have. I had no connection with it." -; .1 "\ In answer to another question about donations to his campaign from a major milk cooperative, Mills said: "You don't buy somebody with contributions. Show me one (hing the milk contributions have bought from me. "How about higher milk prices," a student replied. "I didn't do that," Mills said. "Nixon did it." At Hendrix, Mills pledged to fight inflation by working to get the government out of the money market. "President Ford said he will do it, but I'm not so sure about Congress," said Mills. Mills said the psychology of reducing federal spending to the $300 billion level would be good for the nation. He predicted creation of a group to pinpoint excessive wages and prices, call public attention to them and make certain that the excesses were eliminated. Mills said he had dropped the idea of wage and price controls for the present, but might consider the controls again later. On other subjects, Mills said he favored the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution but opposed President Ford's proposed five per cent surtaxm He also predicted that his committee would close loopd holes in the income tax laws. Mills said he did not favor establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. "I never saw a Communist I thought I could trust " Where's the fire? A unit from the Hope Fire Station extinguished a "dryer blaze" which broke out at about 8:10 p.m. Friday at the National Laundry, 408 W. Walnut Street. The fire was contained to the dryer—it did not spread, a Fire Dept. spokesman said early Saturday. Extent of damage was not known. CLEAR

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