Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 23, 1974 · Page 1
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The Ed/for soys: The tragedy of AAlin: He starts Off with a Country—and winds up with a Government! Home of the Bowie Knife Star VOL. 7G—No. 9 —12 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features i Av. net paid circulation 6 months ending Sept. 30,1974-4,11* HOPE, ARKANSAS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1974 AS filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE lOc Greek strongman, 4 associates are exiled Area farmers petition for relief ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Former dictator George Papadopoulos and four of his closest associates have been arrested and exiled to a remote part of Greece on charges of plotting to regain power, the government announced today. The announcement said those arrested with Papadopoulos were his former deputy premiers, Stylianos Patakos and Nicholas Makarezos; one of the hard-line ministers in his regime, loannis Ladas; and the former chief of the central intelligence agency, Michael Roufogalis. Authoritative sources said 'the five men were taken to the small island of Kea, about 60 miles southeast of Athens. The government's announcement said Papadopoulos and the other four "undertook conspiratorial activity', creating anxiety and the conditions conducive to the disturbance of public peace and order," at the time of upcoming parliamentary elections. The elections — Greece's first in more than 10 years — have been scheduled for Nov 17 by the reform regime of Premier Constantine Caramanlis. The announcement also indicated that more charges will probably be filed against the five men. It said their confinement made it impossible for them to escape from Greece while the leaders of the military dictatorship are being investigated. The government announced Tuesday that Papadopoulos has been under house arrest for the last three weeks "for making conspiratorial moves." There have been persistent reports that leaders of the ousted military regime were plotting to make a comeback. Since his overthrow by another military junta a year ago, Papadopoulos had been living quietly in the seaside villa 50 miles from Athens that he rented from shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis. The jailed men, all former army officers, were the chief conspirators in the colonels' coup in April 1967 that ended parliamentary democracy in Greece. They ran Greece until a junta of generals overthrew Papadopoulos last November in the wake of violent student demonstrations. 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. Miss Henry, longtime educator, dies at 82 Miss Beryl Henry died Monday at Little Rock. Born at Salem, October 8,1888, she was the dauglieV of Dr. and Mrs. James Taylor Henry. She came to Hope in 1918 and served in several capacities in the Hope School System until her retirement in 1942. She was classroom teacher and principal and then in 1929 became superintendent of Hope High School succeeding D.L. Paisley. She and Miss Pearl Williamson of DeQueen were the first women to serve hi this field in Arkansas. During her service as superintendent, the $150,000 high school was built; the vocational building, first in the nation to be constructed by National Youth Administration labor, causing national attention was also built; and Hammons Stadium was completed in 1936. Miss Henry also organized the National Honor Society and student council and sponsored the high school newspaper. Beryl Henry Elementary School was named for her. In 1942 James H. Jones succeeded her as superintendent and she went to southeast Arkansas where she served as educational director of a Japanese relocation center. She returned to Hope at the end of World War II and bought a business which she operated until she moved to Benton in 1953. Miss Henry was a charter member of both Hope B&PW Club, in which she served as first president and Chapter AE P.E.O. Sisterhood, in which she was third president. She was also a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, Keppa state chapter. She was a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority at Randolph- Macon College at Ashland, Va. She was a Methodist and active in church work. She had also been secretary of the Retired Teachers Assocation, Retired Teachers Housing and a member of the board of management of the Parkview Towers apartment house for retired teachers. Survivors are two- sisters, Mrs. W.A. Utley of Benton and Mrs. H.D. Wharton of Warren. Funeral services will be at l:30pjn. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church at Benton with the Rev. CM. Atchley and the Rev. Fred R. (Continued on Page Two) —Clyde Davis photo MISS BERYL HENRY More than 400 poultry and beef producers, businessmen, chamber officials—and members of the news media from this area, met at Nashville Tuesday night to hear protests against the low poultry and beef prices, and high grain prices caused in part by high exports of feed grains to other countries. The group met with Rep. Ray Thornton, D-Ark., and Eamon Mahoney, a representative of Sen. John L. McClellan. "I do not know the answers to all your questions," Thornton told the crowd, "but I am here to listen to your problems, to learn, and to help in every way I can." The main concerns of the farmers and cattlemen who spoke to the men from Washington included the outrageous grain prices, the high cost of borrowing money, the low prices for their products, grain exports and beef imports. Their chief complaint, however, was the certainty that if poultry production continued on its present downward course, financial bankruptcy would result not only for farmers but for all of Southwest Arkansas. While the meeting had been billed as a protest over grain exports, Clyde Bell, president .of the Howard County Cattlemen's Association, summed up the feelings of the producers when he said they asked only .that they be allowed to compete in the marketplace on an equitable basis. Bell said they lose $20 to $50 gar calf .depending upte how- long they keep them "(In the farm. He said the producers try to get the calves to market as soon as possible and that the producers take their "licks. "And, not many of us can continue to take the licks," he said." One speaker early in the meeting said poultry processors in Southwest Arkansas already had cut back production 25 per cent and unless things changed another 25 per cent cutback could be expected. He said at least one area plant was reporting losses of more than $40,000 a week currently. Charlie Kammerdiener Jr., general manager of "Nest- Fresh, Inc.", an egg operation at Blevins, told the crowd: "We own our own hens and market our own eggs; therefore, we are consumers of grain like the cattle and dairy Here is text of resolution against grain export Following is the text of the resolution presented to the 430 poultrymen and representatives of business organizations who attended the Southwest Arkansas meeting in Nashville Tuesday night to protest exporting of grain by the United States. The resolution is being forwarded to the Arkansas delegation in Congress. RESOLUTION The economy of Southwest Arkansas is very dependent on the poultry and beef industry. Both industries are in critical trouble. If nothing is done and the industry moves in its present direction - IT CANNOT SURVIVE! The major problem is inadequate meat prices to cover cost of production due to excessive grain costs. Because of this extremely serious situation, we make the following resolution - "Congress must immediately place an embargo on feed grain exports and eliminate foreign meat imports. It is, in our opinion, a question of which will survive - The American Chicken or the Russian Red Rooster?" Southwest Arkansas Poultry & Beef Producers Chambers of Commerce: Ashdown DeQueen Glenwood Hope Mena Murfreesboro Nashville Prescott Texarkana people. We're greatly concerned about the price of grain becoming so exorbitant that we would have no hope of selling our eggs at a price the consumer will pay. We're not opposed to export of grain—it is a good program—but we do see a need for some method df control that will insure our people an adequate supply of grain to meet our own domestic needs. "We need to have more assurance that we are buying grain on an equal basis," Kammerdiener continued. "We're not opposed to speculators, as such, but we want to make sure they are bona fide American speculators. As businessmen, we need some sort of stability. We need to be encouraging people to produce all agriculture commodities- grain, broilers, eggs, beef. The current situation is discouraging, and is forcing farmers to cut production which in turn results in much higher prices at the supermarket." "We can't survive at the present cost we're selling our chickens and calves," said Mike Pope, cattleman from Toilette, Ark. "We need some relief. One of the things that would help us is for the beef- grading system to be changed. We need a lower grain so that we don't have to feed our stock so long." Jim Wilson of Columbus said he had $150,000 tied up in his land, cattle and poultry and "at present prices there is no way I can meet my obligations." Deward Sharp, president of " the Ouachita Production Credit Association, told the farme'rs that "when you hurt, production credit hurts also. In my 32 years with production credit, Sharp said, the past year has been the most hazardous for beef and chicken growers. Our plight is critical, he continued. "It is all right to help other countries, but we must first begin at home." "The commercial interests of Southwest Arkansas are tied so closely to the rural industries that you cannot separate the two," said Clayton Franklin, Nashville banker. "We are all falling behind." A resolution, signed by the Southwest Arkansas poultry and beef producers and the Chamber of Commerce of Hope, Prescott, Nashville, Texarkana, Ashdown, DeQueen, Mena, and Murfreesboro asks that "Congress immediately place an embargo on feed grain exports and eliminate foreign meat imports. It is, in our opinion, a question of which will survive— the American chicken or the Russian red rooster". The resolution will be sent to Washington. Southwest Arkansas produces one-fourth of all the poultry products sold in this State, which leads the nation in broiler production. Last year, there were about 16,000 persons employed in SW Arkansas in the poultry business that sold products worth $160 million with a payroll of $98 million. "To be able to compete with foreign markets on an equal basis is vital to the American farmer," Thornton said. The fanner must be given the opportunity to compete freely and fairly. Imports of beef should be on equal terms. Thornton said he favored restrictions on beef imports. He stressed the fact that he definitely was against price and wage controls on farm productivity. Thornton defended Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz. When a newsman informed him that Rep. Wright Patman had sent a telegram to President Ford calling for the removal of Butz, Thornton replied that though there have been mistakes he (Butz) "was a gentleman well- grounded in American agriculture." No, Thornton said, I am not going to join in the telegram. fei REPRESENTATIVE RAY THORNTON, at left, and Emon Mahoney, a member of Senator John McClellan's staff, second from left, talk with members of the poultry industry who attended the meeting in Nashville. The Pacific area hit by quake HONOLULU (AP) - A major earthquake struck a remote area of the South Pacific, au- thorites reported today. There were no early reports of casualties or damages. A spokesman for the International Tsunami Information Center said the tremor, which registered 7.2 on the Richter scale, was recorded at 8:15 p.m. HST Tuesday in the vicinity of the Solomon Islands. A quake of 7.2 is classified as major and would be capable of heavy damage. The center said the location of the quake was such that a Pacific-wide tsunami, or seismic sea wave, will not be generated. The epicenter of the earthquake was not immediately known. The Richter scale is a measure of ground motion as recorded on seismographs. Every increase of one number means a tenfold increase in magnitute. Thus, a reading of 7.2 would be 10 times greater than a reading of 6.2. —Hope (Ark.) photo by Roger Head discussion took place prior to Thornton's speech to the audience of over 400 who came from the Southwest area of Arkansas to attend the meeting. —Hope (Ark.) photo by Roger Head STANDING BESIDE a sign asking who will survive, the American chicken or the Russian red rooster, Rep. Ray Thornton of Sheridan, explains his position on grain exports to the audience in Nashville High School auditorium Tuesday night. More than 400 persons attended the meeting which was called to protest the U.S.'s policy of grain exports. The crowd at Nashville's anti-grain export rally The camera covers most of the crowd estimated at 430 which turned up at Nashville Junior High School auditorium Tuesday night to protest further -Hope (Ark.) Star wide-angle photo grain exports by the U.S. threatening damage to both poultry and beef production.

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