Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 21, 1974 · Page 1
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The Editor soys: The tragedy of Man,' '* " ^ * m^ < $iMutif^ y®f. 'Vll^in^ * " ' < S'tfe '*?'.''-,'*'''' and winds up with a Government!; me of the Bowie Knife .: ''= ; ...||l! ! .... '** • : ::: ! IV, Jli: -,"• '.•»**.» * « «c]«ifl«lon6inonth«efldJiigS«r»i,l«,l»l--i,il« ; , < JKl SAS MONDAY. OCTOBER 21. 19?4 ^* M ^^A0d»Bw»Bofdwttltltoiii,MibJe«ll4ii«* PRICE \W /'•''• v » Portland authorities move Q C •*-••'' ' . *•••?'i .- ~^y \j to Hunter blackout J G the newly cre- rgy Policy Board head will be "just bureaucracy," sec- of the Interior .B. Morton said 'd will coordinate federal efforts to SVe energy and onsumption. s [ght on es case ROCK (AP) -The jreme Court was asked irule that the expulsion n. GuV "Mutt" Jones way was valid even [ones was not notified ;of the proceeding, 'ice of Atty. Gen. Jim ;er presented its argu- Ia brief filed with the Jones' lawsuit to re- Senate vote which ex- fones Aug. 1. I contended that he re- o formal notice of the ,, therefore, was denied •al due process re;by the Constitution, was not in the Senate That vote was reconsid- i'of a vote July 12 which to expel Jones, also/contended that, the shouldvbe;*set,ja|ipei fie-^ ' PORTLAND Ore. (AP) State, local and federal authorities have begun preparations to counter possible power blackouts in case an extortionist carries out his threat to dynamite more transmission line towers in the Portland area. Bonneville Power Administration officials, area police and the FBI reviewed emergency plans Sunday after the power administration refused to pay a $1 million ransom demanded in an extortion letter. Officials from area military installations and the Oregon National Guard were briefed on the situation. Portland General Electric Co. and Pacific Power and Light, major city-based utilities, fired up reserve combustion-powered and steam plants to provide extra electricity if needed. City officials asked for approval to order overtime shifts for workers already converting a civil defense shelter into a communications center for emergency services. "What we probably face is an outage where the entire area might be totally without power for a few hours up to a day or two," said power administrator Don Hodel. Since Sept. 26, 11 transmission towers have been dynamited in the Portland area, eight of them within the past week. Three of the towers were toppled, with damage estimated at $250,000, and unexploded devices were found attached to several other towers. The Bonneville Power Administration supplies electricity to all city utilities. ,.:•. There are 750,000 residents in the Portland area. Hodel said if more transmission towers, are damaged, emergency measures could be required that, would result in blackouts that would last 16 hours a day until towers were repaired. A letter addressed to the ad' ministration arrived at the Portland FBI office Friday, tt demanded $1 million and was signed "J, Hawkern" which authorities interpret as a variation of the term "Jayhawker" used to describe guerrillas and \ : . looters after the Civil War. The letter said in part: "The extent of damages resulting from the demolition of five of your power line towers Wednesday night Is incidental. Our intent is to either collect $1'mil- lion or to make you people wish to hell we had." Hodel said he believed the only motive of the extortionist is money. "There are no political overtones to the letter," he said. The extortionist set no deadline for complying with the demand but told the power administration to show it Was ready to pay by placing classified ads in three newspapers, two of them in California. : persons charged JL . ; ' - O crackdown Ford is meeting today with Mexican president WASHINGTON (AP)-Pres- Ariz., from Washington to meet ident Ford left here at dawn to; , JEcheverria before embarking day enroute to his iirst visit 4 , -on-a lengthy round of substan- outside the United^States sincef, tive discussions .at meeting sites in both countries. The talks, which mark Ford's first venture outside the United States as President, will embrace Mexico's quest for economic concessions and the U.S. interest in a major oil dis- becoming the nation's chief executive. .4. Wilh oil and economic problems promising % dominate their talks, Ford sefcaside eight hours for his first tfands-across- th,' Mexi- Echeverria might like to trade oil for Washington's agreement to admit migrant Mexican farm workers — a development that would help ease Mexico's serious unemployment problems. . . JK, Ford was expected to stress north-of-the-border concern about the flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico at a time the Unf'fejf States has was ig dVer the Senate while acting governor in the SjaBsflice of Gov. Dale Bumpers. lHHipbrief, filed by Assf. Atty. "^ijpnnie Powers, said Jones ited no authority to sup- argument that the Sen> required to give him tural due process or the jtion that the Senate ac-Id be set aside because /as presiding, i contended that the Con- prohibits the governor Presiding over a legisla- and that the restric- iuld apply to Riley when acting governor. [ers argued that it was logical to assume that was disqualified from g as acting governor le presided over the Send, therefore, the role of governor passed on to penate president pro tern ijhen to the speaker of the in the line of succession led for under Arkansas IBS was convicted in Deir 1972 in U.S District at Little Rock on two its of knowingly filing false income tax returns and •counts of income tax eva- was sentenced in April to three years on probation ^fined $5,000. '.lOral arguments in the Jones !8*sj|" have been tentatively gchfeduled for Nov. 4 in the Su- •W^^r _ (Court. '\., ;;; Ford-was flying to'Nogales, • v ,Thl#eVwer<r indications ffiar^mffimting ^unemployment ' •' ' l ' * l ' " ' •:•'•' £ ''/ ' \ \ »' 11 'Hi < ' '"? ' Suit accuses Broilete Assn. prob.lemof its^wn. \The U.S. President NEW YORK (AP)^ _ New; York State Atty., Gen. Louis Lefkowitz has filed a suit charging the National Broiler Marketing Association with conspiracy to rig chicken prices. Lefkowitz said Sunday he filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, and is asking treble damages against 37 association members in 17 states. At the same time, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the cost of a chicken here rose 11 cents in August. Lefkowitz said the defendants sold more than $600 million worth of broilers and broiler parts in 1971, about half the total sales of such products in this country. New York state and its municipalities buy millions of dollars worth of the products each year, he said. The association members allegedly conspired to fix prices above a certain minimum and to withhold chickens fronillhe market to raise ll)e price. "\ While the cost of chicken rose here, other ingredients in a chicken dinner went down, me statistics bureau said, making the total cost of the chicken dinner seven cents less in August than the $5.61 registered in July. The $5.54 price of the dinner in August was down 69 cents from a year ago. The 37 firms named by Lefkowitz are in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. 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. toldre- potters Saturday night that immigration, oil, joint efforts to curb^ traffic in illicit narcotics and'seven or eight'other matters of mutual/concern would be taken up..There was no formal agenda for the discussions. Ford's itinerary had him flying from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., to Dayid-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., then going by helicopter to Nogales to greet Echeverria. The two presidents were to fly by helicopter to Magdalena de Kino 70 miles south of the border for nearly two hours of talks at the local city hall. Ford and Echeverria then will go by helicopter to Tubac, Ariz., 15 miles north of the border, for a luncheon and more discussions. The two leaders planned to wind up their meetings with a ceremony at the Davis-Monthan air base. Ford was scheduled to spend the night in Oklahoma City, to make campaign appearances there and in Cleveland Tuesday before returning to the White House. SHERIFF HENRY SINYARD (far left), State Trooper John Turner, and Leon Prescott of the Arkansas Transportation Division check out portions of the 1,450 pounds of marijuana that was confiscated this past weekend at the —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Rogers saturation point weigh station on Interstate 30 four miles west of Hope. Street value is estimated to be in excess of $500,000.00. (More photos on Page 11) $ 535,000 worth of marijuana seized Ninety-five persons were charged here Monday morning following a weekend crackdown for violations ranging from drug possession to armed robbery. A total of 1,450 pounds of marijuana was seized by State and area lawmen. Estimated street value of the confiscated marijuana was $535,000. Hempstead County Sheriff Henry Sinyard reported the following arrests and charges: Hope youth slightly injured in traffic accident eaks out (AP) — Racial g broke out this morning a newly integrated high in South Boston as city entered their sixth full under a court-ordered plan. ghts erupted during an >y at the Hart-Dean an annex to formerly South Boston High and several white pu- ed out of the building, spokesman said, were no arrests or in- spokesman said, ire, schools remained pughout the city, which the scene of scattered ued on Page Two) 18 felonies, possession of marijuana and other narcotics; 15 misdemeanors, possession of marijuana; 12 illegal entry; 40 traffic violations; five liquor violations; one robbery suspect, wanted in Tennessee; one larceny, wanted in Louisiana; three truck drivers for possession of drugs and alcohol. Twenty-five ocners were being held in Hempstead County jail pending charges. Names of the suspects were not released at this time. The suspects were arrested at a roadblock four miles west of here. It has been set up since 6 p.m. Friday, and federal, state and local authorities plan to continue the saturation program as long as it is successful. Lt. Ken McFerran, public information officer for the State Police, did not release names of the persons arrested but said he expected charges to be filed today. While most of the persons apprehended possessed small quantities of drugs, McFerran said, there were three large seizures of marijuana — one of 840 pounds, another of 400 pounds and a third of 125 pounds. Authorities decided to saturate the Hempstead County area after sources informed them that illegal drugs were coming into Arkansas by Interstate 30, McFerran said. The drugs apparently were being brought into Arkansas from New Orleans, he added. The Arkansas Transportation Commission arrested three persons who were riding or driving trucks on charges of alcohol and illegal drug possession, (Continued on Page 11) CIA involvement denied RANDY ROSENBAUM, 18, of Hope, was slightly injured Saturday morning when the 1974 Ford he was driving left the road and hit a —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Kogers telephone pole at 1100 West Avenue B. No charges were filed. SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP)—The U.S. embassy today denied that the Central Intelligence Agency is involved in demonstrations against President Nguyen Van Thieu and accused North Vietnam of a "crudely obvious attempt to exploit the dissent." The embassy statement was issued after another anti-Thieu demonstration Sunday in Saigon in which a police jeep was burned and the National Assembly building was stoned. There were peaceful antigovernment rallies in Hue, Can Tho and other towns. The embassy cited Viet Cong statements in the past two weeks charging that the CIA is giving support to dissident political groups in South Vietnam. "The United States does not encourage, nor does u support in any way, any political faction in Vietnam," the American statement said. "These accusations are utterly groundless and totally false." The statement also cited recent Viet Cong and North Vietnamese military attacks. It said by destruction of roads, bridges and other important installations, North Vietnam is "seeking to increase the economic suffering of the South Vietnamese people in the hope that it can exploit politically the resulting misery." The Viet Cong on Oct. 12 claimed that the U.S. government was trying to infiltrate agents into the dissident South Vietnamese political groups to "manipulate and turn" the dissent to the benefit of the United States. The Communists charge that the United States is conducting a "double-faced" policy: pusn- ing Thieu to make reforms to strengthen his position and at the same time trying to develop a position of influence with the opposition in case Thieu is overthrown. U.S. of ficals contend that the Viet Cong is conducting the "double-faced" policy: assailing the United States for its support of Thieu and at the same time accusing the United States of preparing a fallback position should he be ousted. Some analysts say they believe the Viet Cong is laying the groundwork, should Thieu be forced out, to refuse to cooperate with his successor by claiming that the United States was behind the change. So far, however, there is no suggestion that the anti-Thieu movement is strong enough to topple him.

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