Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 25, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, October 25, 1974
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TheEd/forsoys. The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country—and winds up with a Government! Hertipst*ad County VOL. 76—No. 11—10 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Apology to "JriTrfrtrnGLon. yOUIlgSterS tO cHlllcS of fhe Bowie Knife Star "ill i. M!M HOPE, ARKANSAS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1974 Av, net paid circulation 6 months ending Sept, M, 1174-4,118 Afl filed with Audit Borean of C1rcnlatk«g,«ubj«t to andlt. PRICE IOC One of the nation's highest judges has ruled that there is no such thing as a perfect piece of printing. He noted that ruinous errors have turned up in such well-proofed documents as appeal briefs. But that's not much comfort to an editor who read in his own paper Thursday that the firemen want a five-mill tax in the general election to support the Firemen's Pension Fund- when the story under the headline plainly stated that the tax sought was one mill. Accordingly, today we are correcting the headline and reprinting the full text of Thursday's story. I am aware that this gives the advocates of the tax a double- run free. The Star editorially is neutral on this ballot question- but we are morally bound to give both sides a free and equal presentation. Therefore, we had no choice but to rerun the corrected publication today. Who made Thursday's error is uncertain. I prepared Fire Chief Jim Cobb's story for the composing room, but there are proof-readers in the shop who are supposed to catch errors of fact as well as typographical "busts." The trouble is, however, the same proofreader may not always see both the headline and text, which are set on different machines. , I can illustrate the conflict by a true story. The late M. Brown Turner, native of Ozan but , t reared with his five brothers at DeKalb, Texas, was .going through the livestock exhibit at the Texas .State Fair with a ... } half-dozen printers from the El Dorado Daily News, where I was then associate editor. On his return from the Fair, Brown told me that when the printers reached a herd of goats his brother Homer exclaimed: "Boys, take a look at all these proof-readers." School buses will be running on Sunday, October 27, to transport children to the "Every Child In '74" immunization clinic being held at Hopewell School cafeteria beginning at 2 p.m. Buses will stop at three locations — Brookwood, Garland, and Paisley Schools at 1:30 p.m. Volunteers from the Hope Junior Auxiliary will be stationed at each pick-up point and will ride with the children to Hopewell, remain with them for their immunizations, and return on the buses to the pick-up points. Parents are urged to have their children at the bus stops by 1:30 because a second run will not be made. In addition, children who are unaccompanied by a parent or guardian must have a signed consent form with them. Two hundred eighty nine children in Hempstead County will celebrate their first birthday this year. According to Mrs. Paul Henley, Hempstead County chairman of the "Every Child In 74" immunization campaign, by this time they should have received three doses of polio vaccine; three immunizations against diphtheria, tetanus, ana pertussis A correction story (whooping cough); and one immunization against measles and rubella. Mrs. Henley said that if a child hasn't received all of these immunizations he may be in serious danger. Parents should start their children's immunizations at two months of age. Mrs. Henley said that parents have a tendency to wait until their children approach school age before having them immunized. This leaves the child unprotected during an age when some of the diseases are most likely to strike. If an epidemic occurs, it is most likely to spread quickly among children of this age group. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 to 5 are immunization days at the County Health Office in Hope. Li addition to these regular clinic days, three special immunization clinics are being held Sunday, October 27. Locations and tunes are as follows: Washington, old gymnasium, 1 to 3 p.m.; Clow Community Center, 3 to 5 p.m.; Hope, Hopewell School cafeteria, 2 to 5 p.m. The clinics are being staffed by the County Health nurses and by other volunteers from the nursing profession, the Hope Junior Auxiliary, and the community. guideline discussion resumes ( Demo 'big spenders 9 - C? ' • • JL'. ' • , . ;. ' • ' blamed for inflation Firemen urge adoption of one-mill tax on Nov. 5 f ; to support pension system . The very best letter we received after publication of our 75th birthday edition on Oct. 14 was one from Mr. and Mrs. D.A. Gean, from whom the late C.E. Palmer and I bought the morning Daily Press Jan. 18, 1929, when we consolidated it with Ed McCorkle's evening Star of Hope as the Hope Star. Ed. McCorkle has passed on, but Mr. and Mrs. Gean are living in Siloam Springs, in extreme Northwest Arkansas. Here is what they wrote me: Mr. Alex Washburn Hope Star Hope, Arkansas Dear Mr. Washburn: A copy of the Hope Star has just come our way from Leonard Ellis, Mrs. Gean's brother, and we have surely enjoyed every page. Please accept our heartiest congratulations on the occasion of the Star's 75th anniversary. Also, we note that you have just had a birthday, too. May both you and the paper continue to have many more anniversaries. We have always regreted that we left Hope. Although we continued in the newspaper business, the last paper being The Interstate News in this city, when a massive htiart attack came my way; never did get to go back to the office, and Mrs. Gean continued on with the paper until we found a buyer in late August. Since that time, have just been retired. Mrs. Gean is doing free lance, writing for Tulsa World, Rogers Daily News. Southwest Times Record, Ft. Smith, and Northwest Arkansas Times, Fayetteville, as well as doing two golf columns weekly for the two papers here. Again please accept our best wishes for your continued success. Sinceiely, MR. AND MRS. D.A. GEAN Oct. 21, 1974 Siloam Springs, Ark. Ed. Note: r Owing 'jfo an • error in the headline in Thursday's edition which stated that the general election tax proposal for the Firemen's Pension Fund is for five mills—when the correct tax proposal is for one mill—we are today reprinting the corrected headline and the full text of the original publication. Following the firemen's plea 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 Pftrision Board consists of Uie City Manager, City Clerk, Fire Chief, and four other members of the Fire Department, In Hope these are Joe Don Webb, Cecil Faught, Weruiell 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 14 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 paying 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 ia found. in order that the City of Hope may continue to attract new firemen to replace those 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. MOSCOW (AP) - Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger conveyed concrete U.S. propositions on nuclear arms limitations to Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev today at the Kremlin, hoping they could break the negotiating logjam on a new 10- year treaty. The 2-hour and 20-minute discussion, described by U.S. sources as being in a "very friendly and very cordial atmosphere" was aimed at agreement on guidelines that Brezhnev and President Ford could endorse around Thanksgiving at a meeting, probably in Vladivostok. The visiting secretary of state and the Soviet leader got around to the stalled arms limitation talks in Geneva Thursday night at their second meeting since Kissinger arrived Wednesday. There was no indication what was said, but an American spokesman said the discussion would continue today. At their first meeling Thursday, Kissinger and Brezhnev surveyed trade relations between their Iwo countries and Iheir conflicling approaches to Ihe Arab-Israeli dispute. Kissinger said they made "a very good beginning" but gave no details. Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko said both sides were encouraged and Brezhnev was pleased. Both Gromyko and Kissinger renewed their .governments' commitment i& 'SovTet-Ameri-? can detente in luncheon toasts, and Kissinger emphasized that this American policy was unchanged by the change in the U.S. presidency. "Further and big successes require efforts and vigorous efforts on both sides," said the Russian. "We are prepared to make those efforts." Kissinger replied that "it has been a firm and continuing principle of American policy that the U.S. and the Soviet Union have a very special responsibility for preserving the peace in the world and for contributing lo Ihe positive aspirations of mankind. "This positive peace responsibility will be fostered with great energy by our administration." A getdacquainted meeting between Brezhnev and President Ford late next month in the Far East appears in the offing. It was learned that a special communications network has been set up between Moscow and Vladivostok, the most likely site for the meeting. Clocks go back one hour Sunday WASHINGTON (AP) Clocks will be turned back one hour Sunday in nearly all of the United States as the nation goes on standard time for the four winter months. The nation has been on 10 straight months of Daylight Saving Time in an experiment designed to save fuel during the energy shortage. In a report accompanying lime-change legislation signed by President Ford Oct. 5, the Senate Commerce Committee said energy savings "must be balanced against a majority of the public's distaste,for the observance of Daylight Saving Time^ during the winter. '•Under the new law, the nation will revert to daylight time on Sunday, Feb. 23,1975. The change will not affect eastern Indiana, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa, all of which remained on standard lime during the experiment. The change will not affect easlern Indiana, Arizona, Hawaii, Puerlo Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa, all of which remained on standard time during the experiment. In addition, 66 counties in Kentucky that had been switched from the Eastern Time Zone lo the Central Time Zone will return to the Eastern zone on Sunday. Clocks thus will not need to be changed in those counties. CHICAGO (AP) - President Ford has finally come right out and said it: big spenders are responsible for the country's inflation woes and the "villians" are the Democrats in Congress. In a siring of campaign appearances Thursday on behalf of struggling Republican candidates, the President accused Democrats of ruining the economy with four decades of reckless spending and of now threatening foreign policy. "There are many villians," Ford told a $250 per plate fund raising dinner here. "But the biggest burden of guilt lies on the shoulders of the biggest spenders. "And the fact is that one poll lical party has run the Congress — and held open the nation's purse strings — for 38 of the last 42 years, and for the past straight 20 years. "That party is the Democratic parly, and we cannot allow,it lo drive Ihe budget deeper into ihc red and the rate of inflation higher into the blue." Then Ford repeated his now familiar campaign slogan that the country needs an inflation- proof Republican Congress and not a veto-proof Democratic one. It was perhaps Ford's most direct assault on his former congressional colleagues, but even then he tempered it, ad- libbing into his prepared speech in a GOP luncheon in Des Moines, Iowa, that the Democratic leadership was acting responsibly, although "their troops run wild."' /. Ford also renewed the for* eign policy theme which stlrrecf a furor Tuesday in Oklahoma City and Cleveland when he- said the election of the "wrong kind of Congress" could endan- j ger world peace. The White House said Wednesday that Ford only meant to stress the importance of a bipartisan foreign policy! But Ford took another direct shot at the Democrats Thursday, accusing them of "undermining our foreign relations with handcuff-like restrictions on the policies of the President and the secretary of state." The common theme of the day's speeches, however, was that Congress, not the President, spends the money and is responsible for inflation. He said he should be given time to work it out with the help of a more friendly Congress. Ford received generally warm welcomes wherever he went, although there were a few hecklers and some negative placards among the crowds at the Iowa state capitol for a noon rally, at a ceremony in. Melvin, 111., honoring retiring GOP Rep. Leslie Arends and as he arrived at the Conrad Hilton in Chicago. The President resumes his travels next Tuesday to Grand Rapids, Mich., where the GOP is trying to recapture Ford's old House seat, which Democrat Richard VanderVeen won in a special election earlier this year. Thursday, Ford begins a three-day tour of five Western states. Arab leaders gather • ^f . *M t>f'*•»'•*•••»*•»•'«--.*^gi>,«•»•» .••«• •«»»»>....'- -- .. •-> -. ''"' ,* , .. ~" f "- . Hope banker reports to ABA convention RABAT, Morocco (AP) — The leaders of the Arab world began gathering here today for another summit conference, but their foreign ministers were reported still split on the key issue of negotiations with Israel. A Syrian proposal called for a pledge from all the Arab governments not to negotiate separately with Israel but to take the negotiations back to the dormant Geneva conference, which would bring the Soviet Union back into the peacemaking process/— Delegation sources said Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia were "extremely reluctant" to return to Geneva. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, during his recent visit to the Middle East, won Sadat's support for a gradual movement toward a peace settlement. The next step would be separate negotiations between Israel and Egypt, Jordan and Syria on further territorial withdrawals by Israel. Sadat and Faisal were also reported unenthusiastic cabout another Syrian proposal to revive the use of the so-called oil weapon and to pool Arab oil billions for a new mobilization against Israel. The other key issue before the summit conference opening Saturday is the bitter contest between the Palestine Liberation Organization headed by guerrilla chief Yasir Arafat and King Hussein of Jordan for recognition as the representative of the Palestinian people on the West Bank of the Jordan River Arafat's chief spokesman, Said Kamal, called a news conference late Thursday night and indicated that the foreign ministers were about to recommend that Hussein negotiate for a partial Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank without consulting the PLO. Though Syria and Algeria argued in favor of the PLO in the foreign ministers' debates this week preparing the agenda for the summit, Kamal accused all of the Arab governments of "failing to live up to their obligations to the Palestine revolution." Heavy security precautions were being taken to prevent attempts to assassinate Hussein or other leaders. Hundreds of Palestinians and Moroccan leftists were transported from Rabat to Tangier to be held there until after the meeting. Thousands of armed troops and pod iice patrolled Rabat and surrounding areas and searched all tiaffic going in and out of the city. The airport was closed to commercial traffic until after the summit. Bl debuts Saturday An Arkansas banker was selected to nominate the president and vice president of the American Bankers Association who will preside over the new fight against inflation for the coming year. Thomas E. Hays, Jr. of Hope, who is also president of the Arkansas Bankers Association and president of First National Bank in Hope, was elected chairman of the fifty-state Nominating Committee. Mr. Hays delivered the committee report at the closing session of the convention of the American Bankers Association in Honolulu Thursday. Those nominated and elected were: George Whyel of Flint, Michigan, for president and Rex Duwe of Lucas, Kansas, for vice president. Mr. Hays was the official delegate representing all banks in Arkansas to the significant convention which was primarily concerned with the condition of the economy, inflation and capital shortages. Arthur Burns, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, took issue with many leading economists in a report to the convention in which he specifically called the current crisis a recession. Leading journalists, Ambassador Reishaur of Japan, Paul Volker, Undersecretary of the Treasury, and others debated the outlook for world affairs in the political, economical and inflationary crises. Mr. Reishaur stated that the "cult of personality" in his opinion was a dangerous thing in world affairs, and that Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had developed such a- syndrome. Should Mr. Kissin-'__ ger resign, the State Department and American diplomacy might be strengthened, Reishaur said. THREATENING 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. Thieu is continuing corruption cleanup SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) — President Nguyen Van Thieu's government is firing 377 officers for corruption, the defense ministry announced today. Attend Church Sunday It was Thieu's second action this week to quiet criticism of his regime in the United States Congress and at home. On Thursday, he fired four members of his cabinet, including Information Minister Hoang Due Nha, a relative of the president and his closest confidant. A defense ministry commu- nique said the officers to be dismissed had been "corrupt and dishonesl." It said they included 20 colonels, 201 lieutenant colonels and 256 majors. A number of junior officers also will be dismissed for corruption, the communique said, bui it did not say how many. PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — The prototype of the newest U.S. bomber, the swing-wing Bl, rolls out amid ceremonies and speech-making Saturday. But the plane may be sidelined because of soaring costs. Advocates say the Bl will be superfasl and hard lo deslroy and that armed with a potenl load of missiles it will help deter World War III. Critics say it will be a flying dinosaur not worth its ever-rising price tag. The long-nosed test plane, coated with a special white paint to reflect nuclear radiation and powered by four jet engines tucked close to its fuselage, will emerge Saturday from a hangar at the Rockwell International plant here 50 miles north of IMS Angeles. Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger and Air Force Secretary John L. McLucas will speak. The four-year-old Bl program has so far cost $1.6 billion. By 1983 — two years before Ihe last of 247 planes, including three protolypes, are scheduled LO be built — the cost is expected to reach $18.6 billion, or about $76 million per plane. That's $7.4 billion higher than estimated in 1970. Congressional critics, stunned by the dramatic hike which the Air Force attributes mostly to inflation, will be watching the flight tests in December with a "this had better be good" attitude. The Pentagon will make a decision by November 1976 on whether to pul Ihe Bl into production. "The flight tests will be absolutely crucial to the fate of the program, and very quickly," Kate Gosnell, member of pioneer family, dies Hussion is back The popular Arman Hussien, after an absence of several weeks, will be back in the Hope fighting arena tonight. Hussien will clash with Rocket Monroe in a special challenge match. Monroe boasted last week that he will defeat the Sudanese champ two straight falls or give up a night's pay. Hussien says that he has never been defeated two straight falls and he accuses Monroe of letting his mouth overload his pocket book. All in all, it promises to be a hot match. In the semi-final event, Tony Russo will go up against John Black; and in the first bout, Ron Starr will tangle with Bulldog Drummer. The matches will begin at 8:30 pjn. in Fair Park coliseum. In case of cold weather, they'll be held in the exhibit building. Mrs. Kate W. Gosnell of Hope died in a local hospital Thursday after a long illness. She was 80 years of age, the last member of a pioneer Southwest Arkansas family, and the widow of the late Robert L. Gosnell. Her parents were Sarah and Charles W. Wingfield, early residents of Prescott. Mrs. Gosnell was organist and choir director of the First Presbyterian Church in Hope for many years. She retired in 1974 due to ill health, and the church named her organist emeritus in recognition of her many years of unselfish service. An accomplished musician, she taught music to countless number of students in the Hope area. In addition, Mrs. Gosnell operated a gift shop in downtown Hope for a number of years and was active in the business life of the city. • She is survived by a grandson, Henry McHarg of Little Rock; two granddaughters, Miss Katherine Rains McHarg of Washington, D.C. and Mrs. Sarah McHarg Herbert of Chevy Chase, Maryland; and two great-granddaughters. Kimberly and Amanda McHarg of Little Rock. Funeral service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church in Hope at 10 aon. Saturday, with the Rev. Ralph N. Madison, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with Oakcreat funeral Service in charge. to lieu of flowers, the

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