Thursday, October 24, 1974 MOPE fARK.) STAR S^vcn More trouble brewing for road commission LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The slate Highway Commission is about to be confronted with a lawsuit and, possibly, a strike by union employes of the Highway Department. The developments followed another refusal by the commission Wednesday to hear grievances from representatives of ihe employes' union or from 15 employes who accompanied their spokesman. "We do not intend to sit as a grievance committee as a whole," Maurice Smith of Birdeye, commission chairman, told Lloyd Brammer, international representative of Local 1315 of the Laborers International Union of North America. Brammer and his delegation said later that the union would file suit in U.S. District Court to stop the commission from "discriminating" against the union. Brammer said officers of the Executive Board of the local had voted last Friday to file new suits in U.S. District Court and to strike the Highway Department, if necessary. He said a strike would involve 1,000 to 1,500 employes. The commission met last month with Brammer and told him individual employes should take their grievances to the Highway Department grievance committee. Smith reiterated thai oosition Wednesday. Butz foresees stability NEW YORK (AP) — Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz said that he foresaw meat prices remaining stable the rest of this year and possibly declining. As for a rise in food prices of 1.9 per cent in the latest monthly consumer price index, he said it was due to a combination of circumstances nobody could have forecast — a "triple whammy," he said on the NBC-TV "Today" program. First, a wet spring in mid- America delayed planting, then came the driest summer since 1936 and finally early frost, said Butz. He said meat prices should remain steady with fairly heavy slaughter now in progress and more slaughter may even even drop the prices somewhat. In the early part of next year, he said, pork and poultry may become more expensive, but he said he expected heavy slaughter of beef animals to continue. MEMBERS OF THE HOPE Business and Professional Women's Club (B&PW) have many activities during their club year since they strive to serve their community in some way. Much planning is needed for a good year. The above members of the finance committee discuss the chicken spaghetti supper held recently and make plans for other projects m which all proceeds go into the scholarship fund from which a deserving high school student will receive a $500 scholarship. One of the major goals of B&PW is to be of greater service to its community and, with this in mind, the club salutes all working women during National Business Women's Week, October 20-26. Above are Dee McMurrough, finance chairman (seated); Margaret Park, president; Opal Daniel and Verna Ayers. —Hope (Ark.) photo by Roger Head AMONG THE HUNDREDS of persons who turned out Tuesday night for the grain protest meeting at Nashville school auditorium was Ordis Robinson (above) who wore a pair of overalls that attracted almost as much attention as the chicken problem. The Negro Community By Esther Hicks 777-3895 or 4474 * f°* family center ow •35> IN ON THESE LET'S REFLECT No man has good enough memory to make a successful liar. Selected from Wings of Silver. CALENDAR OF EVENTS A fish fry vtfll be sponsored at the home of Brenda and Grady Handle, Jr., on North Allen street, Saturday, October 26th beginning at 1:00 p.m. For delivery, call 777-8462. The senior choir of Be Bee Memorial C.M.E. Church will sponsor a 'singspiration' Sunday, October 27th, at 3:00 p.m. Choirs of the city and surrounding area are invited to participate. The public is invited to attend. Rev. W.C. Gant, Pastor. CONFERENCE CLOSES The 91st session of the West Arkansas annual conference of the 12th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church was held at the Bethel A.M.E. Church in Malvern October 15-18, with the Rt. Rev. S.S. Morris, Jr., presiding Bishop of the 12th Episcopal District, presiding. The session opened Tuesday afternoon with the Conference Branch Missionary Society holding the annual business session and election of delegates to the Quadrennial Convention which will be held in Washington, D.C. July 6-10, 1975. The welcome program and opening service were held Tuesday evening, with the Rev. R.N. Thomas, former pastor of St. James, Texarkana, preaching the annual sermon. The conference opened Wednesday morning with organization and initial business. The conference business was closed each day at noon for worship service, with outstanding ministers from all over the connection preaching. The 'Night in White', the annual missionary worship service included a pageant presented by the adult and Y.P.D. on Thursday night. Educational night was Friday with Dr. Oley Griffin, president of Shorter College and Dr. J.M. Watkins, dean of Jackson Theological Seminary, principa, speakers. Music for the night was presented by the Shorter College choir. Laymen of the conference held their annual meeting at 4 p.m. Friday. The conference closed Friday night with the Rt. Rev. Frank Madison Reid, Jr. presiding Bishop of the 14th Episcopal District (West Africa) preaching, and reading of the pastoral appointments by Bishop Morris. The conference was graced by the presence of many outstanding visitors, including General Officer Frank C. Cummings, secretary treasurer of the Church Extension Department, Dr. Ezra M. Johnson, administrative assistant of the Minimum Slary Department, Dr. R.A. Washington and Dr. P. Albert Williams, members of the General Board, many candidates for the bishopric of the A.M.E. Church, Mr. A.R. Leake, outstanding business man from Chicago; Mr. R.E. Clayton, Episcopal president of the 12th Episcopal District Layman's Organization. Among changes affecting the Gurdon were: Rev. R.N. Thomas was assinged to St. Paul, Arkadelphia; Rev. W.C. Montague, former presiding elder was assigned to the South Pine Bluff District (Central Conference) and Rev. M.H. Elliott a transfer from the Oklahoma conference was assigned as presiding elder of the Gurdon District. Suit filed for injured man NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) — The family of Joey Bart Johnson, who lost a leg because of burns'suffered.when the school bus he was on grazed a hanging power line above the roadway, has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit in Jackson County Circuit Court. Among the defendants are Arkansas Power & Light Co. and the driver of the Grubbs School District bus, R. A. Anschultz. Other defendants are the Farm Bureau Insurance Co which insures the district; school Supt. Sidney Kennedy, and Bobby McCoy, president of the Grubbs School Board. The suit alleges that the bus driver had noticed the line on the morning of Aug. 29 and drove into a field to bypass it, bui when the bus was returning thai afternoon it ran into the 8,- OOO-volt line. Dies of gunshot LONOKE, Ark. (AP) - Authorities said Allen Neal, 42, was found dead of a gunshot wound at his home eight miles north of here Wednesday. A spokesman for the lx)noke County sheriff's office said Neal died of a wound from a 38-<.'aliber revolver. He was found by a member of the family, the spokesman said. C VALUES 600 N. HERVEY ST. - HERVEY SQUARE • OPEN 9-9 MON. THRU SAT. FEDERAL Hl-POWER SHOTGUN SHELLS DA | WA AUTOMATIC 500 SHOTGUN 12,16, A 20 GAUGE u *CL 01 ru/tT Full or modified choke. 28" or 30" barrel. A superior NO. 4,5,6, & 7 SHOT product in quality and workmanship. REMINGTON MODEL 870 Pump Shotgun. 20 gauge modified or full. Plain Barrel Vent Rib °° Each $109 $ T20°L FEDERAL HC(( -- .22 CAl CARTRIDGES * m 37 .OOSHEUSTOABOX IONG R | FIE SH ELLS ^| ' rfp «fi & EACH FEDERAL GAME LOAD SHOT GUN SHELLS 12,16,20 GUAGE No. 6 & No. 8 SHOT GUN CASE Holds 6 guns, gloss door with lock. Ready for you to put on the finish you like. Paint or Varnish EACH MARKX MAUSER SPORTIHG RIFLE 30-06-24" BARREL 5 SHOT 00 FIE MODEL SB 28 " BARREL FULL CHOKE 12 GAUGE SHOT GUN SINGLE SHOT OOJ Model 94 1EVER ACTION 30-30 Quality workmanship throughout Perfectly balanced. Lever action with 20 barrel. Magazine capacity 6 shells. Average sportsman's favorite! EACH JUST SAY "CHARGE IT"
What members have found on this page
Get access to Newspapers.com
- The largest online newspaper archive
- 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
- Millions of additional pages added every month