Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 22, 1974 · Page 1
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The Editor soys: The tragedy of Man: He starte off With a Country—and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Press retort State Fair Hope Hi-Lights Earlier this year Gov. Dale Bumpers criticized the Arkansas Press Association because of its long-standing practice of permitting non- newspaper firms to sponsor refreshments at the annual press convention. Now the APA membership bulletin retorts: "As Governor Bumpers Once Said. . 'it's interesting to note the sponsors. . .etc.* at our recent convention, referring to the sponsors of the luncheon. "We found it interesting to read the names of the sponsors who picked up the tab at the Sept. 8-11 Southern Governors Conference in Lakeway, Texas . v .for just about everything. The list of sponsors reads like Who's Who In America. I didn't read where any of the governors packed up and left for fear they would be 'bought' by these favors. It just amounted to a more enjoyable and comfortable meeting, as well as less expensive, making it possible for greater attendance to attend to important matters." Hempitetfd VOL, 76—No. 8 —10 Pages Member ftf the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. features Home of the Bowie Knife Star HOPE.AHKANSAS TUESDAY. OCTOBER 2 2 . ,9,4 PRICE l«c September costs rise 1 .2 per cent Mr. Pod Rogers c-o Hope Star Hope, Arkansas Dear Sir: On behalf of everyone connected with the Arkansas State Fair, we would like to express bur appreciation for your group's participation in the 1974 Parade. There have been many compliments on the Parade and your group's effort contributed much to its success. Please, convey our thanks to all members in your group and we hope you will make plans to come back WASHINGTON (AP> - Rising prices for food, clothing and mortgage rates pushed the cost of living up another 1.2 per cent in September, making the last 12 months the worst inflationary surge in more than 25 years, the government reported today. Prices in September were reported 12.1 per cent higher than a year earlier. This was the worst 12-month increase since 1947. However, the purchasing power of the average worker increased slightly for the first time in three months. Real spendable earnings—that is weekly pay adjusted for inflation and taxes—rose one- tenth of a per cent in September but was still at the lowest level since December 1970. Price increases were spread across almost the entire economy last month. Food led the way, posting its biggest rise since February. The Ford administration has predicted that consumer prices will continue increasing at the rate of about one per cent a month through the end of the year, and that there would be no significant easing of inflation until some time next year. • • Consumer prices have already risen 9.7 per cent so far this year. In 1973, prices rose 8.8 per cent, the worst in any year since the end of World War II. The Labor Department said last month's 1.2 per cent increase, after a rise of 1.3 per cent in August, pushed the government's consumer price index up to 151.9. That meant it cost $151.90 to buy a variety of goods and services that cost $100 in the 1967 base period. Although most of the news was bad, some prices declined in September, including such items as gasoline and fresh fruits and vegetables. Over-all food prices went up an adjusted 1.9 per cent in September compared to a 1.4 per cent increase the previous month. The index for nonfood commodities increased 1 per cent following an August rise of 1.5 per cent while the cost of services rose 1.1 per cent, the same as in August. roup meets here Dynamite blast damages school in W. Virginia Castro compares U.S., Soviet roles in Cuba cerely, CARL L. MILLER General Manager & Secretary-Treasurer BILL MORGAN Parade Marshall Oct. 14, 1974 Little Rock, Ark. Editor The Star: We, the Hi- Lights Staff of Hope High School, would like to express our thanks and appreciation to you, Gene Allen, and all other Hope Star employes involved in printing the Hope Hi-Lights. : Since this week is National i Newspaper Week, we thought this would be the ideal time to < make public our feelings. We feel we are fortunate to have such a civic-minded publisher who will print our newspaper for a minimum fee. After hearing the financial woes of other high school newspapers, we are grateful that we are not faced with such problems. Once again, thank you for the break you have given us. Sincerely, THE STAFF Mary C. Browning, Editor The Hope Hi-Lights Oct. 17, 1974 Hope, Ark. WASHINGTON (AP) - Cuban Prime Minister Fidel Castro says he rejects the notion that his revolution has simply meant a switch from American to % :Soyiet domination of the •island. * — " *'•*••'•"•" In an interview with CBS Television scheduled for broadcast tonight, Castro compared the pre-and post-revolutionary situations in Cuba. "The United States owned our mines," he said. "The United States was the owner of our electric power plants, our telephone companies, of the main transportation companies, of the principal industries, of the best lands ... "The Soviets do not own a single mine in Cuba, not a single factory, not a single sugar mill, not one hectare of land, not a single bank, not a single utility." Nonetheless, Castro indicated that the time may be ripe for an improvement in Cuban- American relations. In contrast to former President Richard M.' Nixon, President Ford "is not involved with the Cuban counter-revolutionary elements," Castro said. "Nixon was personally very much involved with them. And we see in Ford a man who is above this ... "In our opinion, we see Ford with a certain hope in the sense that he may after all adopt a different policy towards Cuba, and that at least he does not have the personal involvement that Nixon had in this regard." The lone prerequisite for discussions of a more normal relationship is the lifting of the economic blockade against Cuba, ; Castro said. On other subjects, Castro said: , —It was an "irony of history" that the Cuban exiles caught in the Watergate break- in "were unable to destroy the Cuban revolution but they were able to destroy Nixon." —"I am certain of one thing ... one day the social systems of Cuba and the United States will meet — when the U.S. changes its social regime. The capitalistic social regime is not eternal, and will not be eternal." Study Planned WASHINGTON (AP) — The government plans to commission a study attempting to measure the danger consumers may face from long-term exposure to household aerosol products containing the suspected cancer-causing chemical vinyl chloride. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission will sign a $100,000 contract with the Defense Department this week for the research at Edgewood Arsenal near Aberdeen, Md. The study, using laboratory rats and mice, will focus on the effects of short exposure of vinyl chloride at high levels. -Hope (Ark.) photo by Roger Head WILLIAM E. WYATT, D.D.S., of Hurst, Texas was guest lecturer at the annual meeting of the Southwest Arkansas District Dental Society. The Society is composed of counties in the Southwest area of Arkansas. Wyatt's subject was "Preventative and Interceptive Orthodontics for the General Dentist." Approximately 50 dentists from the area attended the two-day meeting. A tournament was held Sunday with Dr. Bryan Myers of McGehee, state president of the Society, being the winner. Dr. Jon P. Leim, president, and Dr. William R. Capps, secretary-treasures, both of Hope are out-going officers for the southwest district. 2 Memphis Jones cites danger women die o f leadership crisis ?•. -. ' •*• CHARLESTON, W.Va, (AP) — A Kanawha County school was bombed early this morning, less than a day after the White House said it was seeking a "constructive compromise" to prevent more violence in the county's school book protest. A stick of dynamite was thrown through a window at Midway Elementary on Campbells Creek, southeast of Charleston, police said. Damage was "very light," confined mostly to furniture and windows in one classroom, and classes were to be held as usual today, a spokesman for the sheriff's department said. The same school was one of two damaged by bombings earlier this month. A fire bomb thrown through a window at Midway caused minor damage Oct. 9 and an explosive was placed against the door of West Branch Elementary in the Cabin CTjeck area. All of the bombing attacks occurred during the night and early morning before the schools were occupied. There was some light picketing early today at county school bus garages, deputies said. . ; • Monday, a group of the ministers and parents carried their protest over school textbook selection to Washington and the White House. Roger Senarad, special assistant to President Ford for education and labor, said he told them the White House would do "whatever we can to help forestall additional violence in Charleston." The parents, representing a group called Concerned Parents of Kanawha County, left the two-hour meeting with Senerad Monday expressing optimism that President Ford would help them In their battle to remove books they consider anti-Christian and obscene from Charleston-area schools. "He read the books we brought to him and said he was very shocked and depressed by what he had seen. He said he would try to find the solution some way," said the Rev. Ezra Graley, a fundamentalist ministers who spent a total of 11 days in the Kanawha County jail for his antitextbook activities. However, Graley told a reporter: "The protests will definitely continue — until the books are out." on WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) — Two Memphis women-were killed early today when two tractor-trailer rigs bumped and set off a chain-reaction collision involving four cars parked beside Interstate 55 near here, State Police said. Two persons, including an Arkansas State Police trooper, were injured. One of the cars was a State Police patrol car. Police said the accident took place at the Rock Island Overpass on Interstate 65. Vera Walker, 18, and Helen Walker, 62, were killed and Miles Robinson, 5, of Memphis and Jerry McLaughlin, 27, of West Memphis, were injured. McLaughlin is the trooper. The police report said a tractor-trailer rig hit the rear of another in the west-bound lanes of the highway. The rig in front then crossed the median into the east-bound lanes, traveled 255 feet and hit the parked patrol car, setting off the series of collisions with the other three cars, which also were parked. The two women, young Robinson and McLaughlin were out of their cars and were hit by the truck, the State Police said. U.S. won't get bargains in Mexican oil, Ford told OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) — The United States won't get bargains in Mexican oil, Presidenl Ford has been 9 |old al his firsl foreign summit. /; Ford got that message from ^exican President Luis Ech- 'I everria on Monday night before ^/returning to the Republican ••.j hustings today in an effort to •j bolster his parly's candidates • |n Oklahoma and Ohio. - Ford arrived here late Mon« d,ay from Tucson, Ariz., where hje wound up a series of conferences on both sides of the border with the Mexican leader. jThe President, who has ex- Blessed delight at much small- el crowds that have greeted hjfn during earlier campaign trjps, found the throngs that si$anned around him in the s|§eets of two Mexican cities CVfn more boisterous and en- tfcusiasiic. Ford, who went lo Ihe aid of his parly last week in seven states, scheduled a $500-a-plate GOP fund-raising breakfasl here as part of an effort lo help the re-eleclion candidacy of Republican Sen. Henry L. Bel- Imon, who is challenged by Democratic Rep. Ed Edmondson. With Bellmon, Ford also was having a private meeting with a group of Oklahoma ranchers, then going to a GOP rally before taking off for more campaign appearances in Cleveland later in the day. At his Mexican-American summit, Ford received a pledge of access to oil produced south of the border, but was told he will have to pay Arab prices for it. At a hastily arranged joint news conference with Echeverria at a Tubac, Ariz., coun- try club, Ford heard his guest say of the oil expected to flow from major fields recently discovered in Mexico: "Mexico will sell it to whoever wants any of it at the market price— ihe world market." For his part, Ford lold the news conference something Echeverria presumably wasn't happy to hear—that the Uniled States has'not seen any change in the attitude of Mr. Castro" or the Cuban government and "it i was not expected that our attitude tward Cuba should change" under such circumstances. 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. Removal of Butz urged by farmers WALDRON, Ark. (AP) - Officials of a recently organized group of about 600 farmers in Arkansas and Oklahoma will call for the removal of Agricul- tue Secretary Earl Butz. The group is called the Ark- Homa Livestock and Farmers Association. Loy Hathaway of Waldron said more than 100 members of the group, which was organized Oct. 12, had voted to seek removal of Butz on grounds that they have seen no evidence that he gives the farmer any consideration. Hathaway said that the concern Butz has for consumers is evident and that the group does not quarrel with that. But Hathaway said the farmers believe the agriculture secretary should give farmers more consideration than they seern to be getting from the secretary. The group was formed to protest the price that cattlemen get for beef. it?" "The crisis of'leadership is more dangerous "than the energy crisis, John Harris Jones said Monday night at an outdoor rally in Prescott. Jones, a Pine Bluff attorney, is running for the U.S. Senate. Prices, interest rates and damagoguery have been at the highest level in American history, Jones said. Interest rates are beginning to drop, but the level of damagoguery continues to rise. Jones asserted that President Ford's package for fighting inflation included a critical factor for the Arkansas economy, the assurance of allocation of adequate fuel and fertilizer for farming. "Rather than using his leadership to support a policy so tremendously important to America, and particularly to Arkansas, Governor Bumpers chose to join in the distortion of the President's program as increased taxation. The tax feature proposed would be $42 per year for a family with a $20,000 income. That same income dropped in buying power more than $2,000 last year." Jones added, "The tax feature was minor and optional. It is far less important than reduction in Government spending. The Secretary of HEW states that he can save $3 billion to $4 billion if Congress will permit him to abolish programs that are not working. The important issue is that Congress must be forced to recognize the inflation emergency and take action now." Hairs, bugs in tuna MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — Rat hairs and fly maggots are among the extra ingredients Consumers Union says it found when it took a close look at some canned tuna. An article in the November issue of its magazine, Consumer Reports, said that after testing 104 samples of 52 brands, the problem "appeared industrywide." Of the 16 distributors whose brands were tested, 13 had at least one contaminated sample, according to the nonprofit agency. The magazine said one tuna sample contained part of a fly maggot. "Inflation is destroying the financial structure of local governments upon which we depend for police and fire protection and education which are essential to civilized existence. Retired citizens who had led productive lives are being deprived of the buying power of their life savings." Jones related that the most moving experience of his campaign had been to hear Congressman John Buchanan, a Baptist preacher from Birmingham, Alabama, "thank God that in our time of crisis America has a man of the character, decency and courage of Jerry Ford." Jones continued, "The President has made mistakes just as any human being would do when suddenly thrust into the most responsible position in the world. In an effort to reunite America, he suggested an amnesty program with which I could not agree. He tried to appease an element of our society that wants to continue to create discord and discontent. Now, we see an effort to transfer a "hate Nixon" campaign into a "hate Ford" campaign." High court to hear 'rights' arguments WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court will hear arguments later this term on behalf of broader constitutional rights for servicemen, prisoners, mental patients and juvenile offenders. The cases are among more than a dozen accepted for hearing by the court Monday. Also Monday, the court: —Ended this year's gubernatorial hopes of Charles E. Ravenel of South Carolina. Ravenel won the state's Democratic primary, but the court ruled he did not meet the state's five- year residence requirement. —Ruled that states may not be required to use public school buses to transport children to parochial schools. The court ruled in 1947 that this is permissible, but the new decision says it is not mandatory. The prison rights case arises in New York State, where officials transferred a prisoner from a medium security institution to a maximum security facility without notice or warning. The U.S. Circuit Court in New York ruled they were obliged to provide "minimum due process" including a hearing and in most cases notice. 'Officials say it is often necessary to transfer inmates suddenly and without warning to avoid disturbances. The court also agreed to review a decision of the U.S. Circuit Court in New Orleans that patients involuntarily committed to mental hospitals have a constitutional right to receive treatment. Some states have legislation providing such a right, usually with conditions attached, but many states do not. Hospital officials contend it is difficult for judges and juries untrained in mental illness to determine what constitutes adequate treatment. In the servicemen's case, the court will consider whether defendants in summary courts- martial have the right to a lawyer, and if so under what circumstances. A federal appeals court, ruling on an appeal by enlisted men at the Marine Corps Air Station in Santa Ana, Calif., has said they do when the case is complicated. Happy's aunt engaged to miner's son Lay, Wales (AP) A Welsh coal miner's young son who says he is engaged to Happy Rockefeller's aged millionaire aunl Rachel Filler expressed fear today that the publicity about their May-and-December romance would "blow the whole thing." "When she sees the way the story has blown up here, anything could happen," said 29- year-old Michael Wilson after the Ixwidon papers gave splash play to his announcement Monday that he and Miss Filler would be married around Christmas. Wilson told newsmen Ihey met last January while he was working as a butler at the Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach, Fla. He said they got engaged in May and his parents visited Miss Filler in "the United States. "We have a genuine deep affection for each other, but the papers have made me look like a golddigger. She's a very nice private person, but how do you think she'll feel seeing me all over the front pages? Miss Filler lives in Philadelphia, and sources there said she is 77. Grain protest meeting tonight at Nashville A protest meeting against the federal policy of exporting grain will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the new city-county building across from the courthouse in Nashville, Ark. Congressman Ray Thornton, and a representative from Sen. John McClellan 's office will be at the open forum meeting. John Henley of the Hope Chamber of Commerce said he planned to attend the meeting, but did not know ho w many others from this area would be there. Louis Graves, editor and publisher of the Nashville News, reported that Nashville is extending invitations to all poultrymen, stock growers, businessmen, and chambers of commerce to send delegations. "We hope to adopt some kind of resolution on the grain issue," Graves said. \

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