Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 24, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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The Editor soys: ( The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country—and winds upwith a Government! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Dramatic story of fight against exporting of grain The rally at Nashville Tuesday night didn't get much of a play in the big state dailies but a surprising crowd of 430 turned up to back a resolution to Congress forbidding future, export of grain by the United States. It's a vital issue to the economy of Southwest Arkansas. If grain continues to be exported then the price on the home market will rise still more—with the likelihood that many poultry and beef producers will be driven out of business. Last Sunday's state newspapers brought out these salient facts: Before World War II Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and Africa and South America were exporters of grain—all except Western Europe—but today all of them are having to import grain. Today the world depends on just three nations for its grain purchases: The United States, Canada, and Australia. This summary from Sunday's press explains the urgency of the Nashville resolution and its slogan: "The American Chicken or the Russian Red Rooster— Which One Will Survive?" The poultry business is tied with soybean production as the two largest dollar makers on the farm, each marketing $651 million annually. Rice is third with $279 million—and the fourth is livestock production, equally concerned with high feed costs, with a sales volume of $211 million. , The first axiom of government is that -it-shall make sure its own people eat whether the rest of the world suffers or not. We are and always have been a generous nation—but in the current world-wide grain crisis it does seem that a lot of countries that formerly fed themselves have suddenly picked the U.S., Canada, and Australia, to lean on for their daily bread. The U.S. grain crop is leaner this year than expected, due to early drought and an unexpectedly early frost-at harvest time. We'll share with the rest of the world when we have a safe surplus of grain for ourselves. But if reserves are so thin that continued exporting will raise domestic grain prices so high that thousands of poultry and livestock producers are put out of business, then our answer is NO—for what we would be facing at home would be, first, astronomic prices for chicken and beef, and finally such a decline in supply that our government would have to return to war-time rationing of food. Your editor worked with Louis Graves, editor and publisher of the Nashville News, in promoting the Nashville rally. And we covered it with four staffers, as you know from Wednesday's edition. Present from The Star were: Your editor, Circulation Director Pod Rogers, City Editor Dorothy Winchel, and Photo-Features Editor Roger Head. Hetnpstead Courtly*- VOL. 76—No. 10 —12 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'rt. Features Home of the Bowie Knife Star HOPE, ARKANSAS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1974 Av. net paid circulation 6 months ending Sept. 34,1974—4,118 At filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to «odH. PRICE IOC Possible Immunization program discussed Ford to 188116 statement on trading rules surgery for Nixon LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Former President Richard M. Nixon, facing possible surgery, has re-entered the hospital here because home treatment for his phlebitis condition proved ineffective, his doctor says. Nixon limped slightly but was unassisted as he walked through a rear service entrance to be admitted Wednesday night to Memorial Hospital Medical Center for the second time in three weeks. A spokesman for the hospital in this coastal city bordering Los Angeles said the former president was expected to be released by the end of the week. Nixon apparently made the 50-mile trip from his San Cle-( mente home to the hospital by car. There had been no advance announcement that he was returning to the hospital. Jack Weiblen, hospital vice president, said Nixon was brought in after dark to reduce publicity. "He covets his privacy," Weiblen said of Nixon, who resigned as president last Aug. 9. Dr. John C. Lungren, Nixon's longtime personal physician, said Nixon was taken to the hospital after anticoagulent drugs proved ineffective in treating inflamed veins in Nixon's left leg. ,"For the past few days oral anticoagulation medication has been inadequate," Lungren said in a statement to newsmen late Wednesday night. He said a diagnostic radiology test;called a venogram had been performed on the 61- year-old'former presidentaiter, his arrival and showed a "near total occlusion or blockage of blood flow" in the area of Nixon's left thigh. Lungren noted that several blood clots were found in the swollen leg, but he added that "these clots could be old or fresh." Nixon received an ticoagulents Coumadin orally and heparin intravenously during his first hospital stay, 12 days ending Oct. 4. But only Coumadin had been prescribed for him while he was convalescing at his oceanfront villa at San Clemente. Arabs adopt stiff policy RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Arab foreign ministers have approved a militant Syrian resolution as the basic working document for the Arab summit meeting opening Saturday. But Egypt indicated that it would still go along with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's 'step-by-step approach toward an Arab-Israeli settlement. Speaking in Cairo, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat endorsed the Syrian demand for Israeli withdrawal from all Arab lands occupied in the 1967 war and said Egypt would permit no bargaining over the right of the Palestinians to self- determination. Economist sees recession ahead WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation is headed toward a recession and the Ford administration might as well admit it, says an administration economics adviser. "Let's call a spade a spade," said Paul W. McCracken in a telephone interview Wednesday. "I think we are probably in the early stages of what could turn out to be a V type recession." That means a recession which is sharp but brief and looks like a "V" on a graph, in contrast to prolonged declines in economic activity, McCac- ken explained. He indicated he thought the worst would be over by mid-1975. McCracken said unemployment could approach 7 per cent and the decline in economic output about 4 per cent next year. Another administration economic adviser, L. William Seidman, said his best guess on unemployment would be about 6.5 per cent. "Inflation certainly is the No. 1 enemy, but stagflation is right behind it," said Seidman. "H's better to say we have two problems." LEFT TO RIGHT, Mrs. Inez Turner, County health nurse; Mrs. Betty Bumpers; Dolores McBride, Extension home economist; standing, left to right, are Mrs. Janette Rogers; Firemen urge adoption of 5-mill tax Nov. 5 to support pension system —Hope (Ark.) Star photo Mrs. Mary Jane Henley, County immunization chairman; and Mrs. Marie Kind, Child Development representative. Not pictured is Dory Moers, County health nurse. Groups cooperate on immunization clinics Ed?Note:;The Star publishes' free the opening statements of parties to a ballot issue. Following is the firemen's pleas for their Pension Fund. Equal space and position will be given opponents, as they wish. Editor The Star: This letter is written in support of the proposition which appears on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot, permitting cities to levy not to exceed one-mill tax for the benefit of a pension fund for retired firemen, and widows and minor children of deceased firemen, and widows and minor children of deceased retired firemen. Arkansas law provides that firemen are covered in their retirement through a Firemen's Pension Fund, but each city is required to support its own fund through a local Pension Board. This Pension Board consists of the City Manager, City Clerk, Fire Chief, and four other members of the Fire Department. In Hope these are Joe Don Webb, Cecil Faught, Wendell Avery and Bob Martin. The board is in turn responsible to Hope's City Board of Directors. Some of the public may believe that a pension derived through this source is in addition to other City or State retirement systems. Such, however, is not the case, as firemen are not eligible by state law to belong to the State Retirement System which covers other city employes; nor is this pension in addition to Social Security. Unless a fireman participates in a business other than being a fireman, he does not receive Social Security. The Hope Pension Board has polled some 26 cities in Arkansas as to their levying of the one-mill tax which is permitted under state law, and of the H which responded, all were levying .the tax. The only sources the Pension Board now has for revenue is from contributions by the firemen themselves, matching amounts by the City; interest from reserves on hand, and revenue from the State based upon the amount of fire insurance written within the city limits. Last year the Pension Board received about $2,000 more than it paid out; this year it is r>S>; jg out £1800 more than it is receiving. This picture will continue to worsen as the years go by until the fund is completely gone, unless a new source of revenue is found. In order that the City of Hope may continue to attract new firemen to replace tnose who retire, and to be able to adequately man a planned additional station in the future which is necessary because of Hope's growth, I would earnestly urge the citizens of Hope to vote for and support this request for a one mill levy. If approved, it would add one dollar per year to each $1,000 of assessed valuation. Yours for a progressive City, JIM COBB Fire Chief Oct. 17, 1974 Hope, Ark. Mrs. Betty Bumpers, state A *airman of the "Every Child In "74" immunization campaign, and Mrs. Janette Rogers, state coordinator of the Arkansas Volunteer Action Program, met Tuesday with members of the Hempstead County Immunization Task Force. Various local agencies, including the County Health Department, the Cooperative Extension Service, the Voluntary Action Center, the National Guard, and Child Development Center have worked under the guidelines set up by the State Task Force in developing an immunization program for Hempstead County. Emphasis is being placed on the special immunization clinics held during the month of October, which is National Immunization Month. However, an ongoing campaign is planned to draw public attention to the benefits available through public health services. This continuing education program will be a project of the Voluntary Action Center, a group sponsored by the Hope Junior Auxiliary designed to coordinate volunteer efforts in Hempstead County. Violinist dies AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — David Oistrakh, the world renowned Soviet violinist, died early today in his room at an Amsterdam hotel, a spokesman for the Amsterdam Philharmonic Orchestra announced. Oistrakh was 66 and had a history of heart trouble in recent years. The spokesman said the cause of death had not been determined yet, Jacobsen order will be opposed DALLAS (AP) — Justice Department officials today prepared to fight a federal judge's order that could affect their deal to have milk lobbyist Jake Jacobsen testify against former Secretary of the Treasury John B. Connally. The order was issued Wednesday by U.S. District Court Judge Robert M. Hill who said that Jacobsen's im- munity-for-lestimony deal in the Connally case did not absolve him of a crime in Texas. Hill then appointed three Texas prosecutors to try Jacobsen in the misapplication of $825,000 in funds belonging to a San Angelo savings and loan Association. _The Justice Department had agreed with Jacobsen to drop the San Angelo charges in exchange for Jacobsen's testimony in the bribery and conspiracy case against Connally. Jacobsen pleaded guilty to a bribery charge in Washington. The Justice Department claims that it was Jacobsen who gave Connally illegal contributions totaling $10,000 for his help in getting government subsidies for the milk industry. The contributions reportedly caino from Associated Milk Producers Inc., a Texas-based milk cooperative for which Jacobsen worked as a lobbyist. U.S. Aty. Frank McCown said Wednesday that the Justice Department would take "appropriate affirmative action" to protect its bargain with Jacobsen. He indicated that the judge's order appointing the prosecutors was "without precedent so we have to study it to see what action we will take." He said he expected to ask the federal appeals court to overturn the action, but added he did not know whether it would be in the form of a direct appeal or some type of writ. The three men appointed by Hill are Dallas attorneys. They are Wayne O. Woodruff and Patrick Higginbotham who were named prosecutors, and Andrew Barr who was chosen as their first assistant. The three said they will begin a study of the case immediately. "The court has asked our assistance as attorneys to serve as special prosecutors in this matter and in response to our duty as officers of the court we have accepted this responsibility," they said in a joint statement. Hill siid the special prosecutors were appointed "in order to fulfill and protect the public's interest m vigorous prosecution of such (the San Angelo case) an indictment." He said the prosecutors will have "full authority to control the course of investigation and litigation relating to the offense charged ... and to handle all aspects of the case to the same extent as a United States attorney." Hill, who earlier refused to drop the misapplication charges against Jacobsen, as requested by the Justice Department, had criticized government officials for making the leniency deal with Jacobsen. Hill said the government had made a promise it could not keep and said his court was not bound by it. Ray Cowan, a former Jacobsen partner, has pleaded guilty in the savings and loan case. He will be sentenced later. Jacobsen, informed of Judge Hill's order, declined to make any comments. His Washington attorney, Charles McNeilis, said Jacobsen would testify according to his agreement with federal prosecutors. "I feel sooner or later the executive end of this agreement will be fully accomplished," he said. Woodruff, 54, was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1947 and served as an assistant district attorney from 1948 to 1952. He and Barr are affiliated with the firm of I/)cke, Purnell, Boren, I^iney and Neely. 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. WASHINGTON (AP) —President Ford is venturing into America's breadbasket after signing legislation of intense interest to farmers that expands government regulation of the $500 billion-a-year commodities futures exchanges. Aides said Ford planned to issue a statement today at Des Molnes, Iowa, on the bill he signed Into law six hours before the Wednesday midnight deadline. The Iowa capital was the first stop in another day of campaigning for Republican candidates In Ford's effort to avoid what he calls "a veto- proof Congress." From Des Moines he was heading for Melvin, HI., and a fairgrounds celebration honoring retiring House GOP Whip Les .Arends. After that, he scheduled appearances at two receptions and a Republican fund-raising dinner In Chicago. The legislation signed by Ford Wednesday night establishes an independent agency topped by a five-member commission to oversee trading of futures contracts. It also brings under regulation contracts that are exempt from various laws but still are subject to the rules of the largely self-governing exchanges. In commodity future trading, farmers and other producers sell goods for delivery at some future date at a guaranteed price which they think wuTglve" them a fair return. Processors, exporters and other middlemen make the futures purchases, agreeing to prices on such commodities as soybeans, silver, corn, cattle, wheat, sugar and coffee. Speculators also participate in the market. The commodities themselves seldom change hands, except on paper. But rather, they are exchanged in the interconnected cash market, where prices reflect futures trading. Thus, the futures market affects retail costs at two points — first, in determining initial cost to the middlemen, and, second, in working on the cash market to help set the starting price for products that eventually reach the supermarket. Today's Midwestern tour came after the White House announced more campaign appearances which a spokesman Services held for Miss Henry Funeral services for Beryl Henry, well-known educator, were held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church at Benton with the Rev. C.M. Atchley and the Rev. Fred R. Harrison officiating. Burial was at Roselawn Memorial Park. Miss Henry died Monday in a Little Rock hospital. She was 86. Miss Henry came to Hope in 1918 and served in several capacities in the Hope school system until her retirement in 1942, at which time she was succeeded as superintendent by James H. Jones. She then served as educational director of a Japanese relocation center in southeast Arkansas. After the war ended, she returned to Hope and bought a business which she operated until moving to Benton in 1953. A Methodist, Miss Henry was active in church work, in the B&PW Club, and in the Retired Teachers Association. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. W.A. Utley of Benton and Mrs. H.D. Wharton of Warren, Ark. said will wrap up the President's pre-election schedule. The spokesman said that next week For,d will go to his home town of Grand Rapids, Mich., on Tuesday, then fly to Los Angeles on Oct. 31 to attend a GOP fund-raising event and spend the night. On Nov. 1, he will speak in Fresno, Calif., and Portland, Ore., spending the night in Portland. Ford returns to Washington Nov. 2, with campaign appearances that day in Salt Lake City, Grand Junction, Colo., and Wichita, Kan. Contractor complaints turned in LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The Consumer Protection Division of the attorney general's office said today that It receives daily complaints from consumers who have had remodeling or construction work done on their homes. , In a prepared statement, the office said many consumers say they paid the contractor for the work and later find that the contractor hasn't paid for the supplies used on the job. When this happens, the firm where the materials were purchased may place ; ."a Jien on the consumer's property, for the price of the materials, the statement said. The Consumer Protection Division said that to prevent that from occurring consumers should deal only with reliable bonded contractors. Consumers also should get a lien release from the material supplier that he will look only to the contractor for payment of materials used in the remodeling. The office also suggested that consumers could pay for the material themselves and then pay the contractor his fee separately. Arkansans also were warned not to invest money or contract with Johney B. Kearney Sr. or Johney B. Kearney Jr. doing business as Computer-Ident, Inc. The Arizona company has been advertising in southern newspapers to find residents to manufacture its identification bracelets and medical identification cards. Computer-Ident is under investigation by the Arizona attorney general's office for alleged deceptive business practices. Hit-and-run accident at 2nd-Spruce At approximately 3 p.m. Wednesday, a hit-and-run accident occurred at the intersection of East Second Street and Spruce Street. A1962 Dodge driven by Grace L. Bell was traveling west on East Second when it was struck on the front left side by a pickup truck going north on Spruce. After the impact, the driver of the truck backed up and left the scene of the accident traveling north on Spruce, according to witnesses. He reportedly made a right turn onto Third Street after leaving. Witnesses at the scene of the accident described the truck as being an early model Chevrolet, possibly a 1961, and being pale green in color. The truck had numerous dents in it. The driver of the truck described as young black wearing a red shirt. Witnesses described Mrs. Bell as having minor injuries,

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