Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 26, 1974 · Page 1
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The Editor soys. The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country—and winds up with a Government! % $ a*- Jur Daily (Bread I Shied Thin by The Editor lAlex. H. Washburn I With I Other Editors Incidence Of Black Cats Alarms st several days, every cat crossed the road in front of has been a black one. my number up, or is there e sort of black birthing ig on in the feline popu- on? my life I have been told, fderstood and have come to lieve the superstition that ; d luck will pursue you if a lick cat crosses in front of ome folks spit out of the left i of their mouths or make a when they see a black cat fatiead. Some knock on wood, |ahd if there's none handy, on f: ftheir heads. jl/Black cat superstition is ] pretty well ingrained into ' foldsters. I don't know if the mod ({generation puts any stock in the *%Wack cat bit. Jr;Whatever: seems recently >*every cat I see ahead of me is "Nack. Honest, there's a big |/jijicidence of black cats. g",6'_;,I have enough bad luck f already without black cats ;':,< .aggravating and adding to it... 4 -W. E. Horner in the Sanford i; ^N.C.) DaUy Herald I I: Summit fopens in "Morocco RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Arab kings, sheiks and presi- t$den,ts gathered today ( in a sum- 'yimit conference that Secretary /of State Henry A. Kissinger has , 'said may determine the course ^of peace in the Middle East. <V The three-day summit opens continuing disagreement ^between many Arab leaders /over whether to have Egypt, ^Syria and Jordan negotiate sep- •arately with Israel or, instead, 'evive the Geneva peace talks and present a united Arab position. The long-lingering dispute be- Itween .Jordan's King Hussein land the Palestine Liberation lorganization also has come to | a head with Jordan insisting •that it, and not the PLO, holds sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied West Bank. Arab foreign ministers gave the Jordanian claim a severe setback Friday by approving a recommendation declaring that any of the West Bank given up by Israel will be returned to the Palestinian people "under the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization." The recommendation, to be , submitted to the summit, also 1 gives the PLO, the Palestinian guerrilla umbrella group headed by Yasir Arafat, the "right to establish an independent national authority on the land that has been liberated." Jordan's foreign minister was the only delegate to vote against the recommendation, which a Palestinian spokesman said passed 19-1. Hussein is expected to continue his fight against the recommendation during the summit where approval must be unanimous. During his recent Middle East tour, Kissinger reportedly told moderate Arab leaders that an Arab endorsement of the PLO's claim of sovereignty in the West Bank would kill any chance of the region being returned to the Arabs. Kissinger also warned Arab leaders that hard-line decisions at the summit could block the road to a settlement with Israel. Israel, for example, considers Hussein the only valid negotiator on the West Bank issue and has rejected any talks with PLO leader Arafat, calling his organization a band of "murderers and terrorists." The key issue'of how to negotiate with Israel also has the moderates and militants split. VOL. 76—No- 12 —6 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ais'n. Features Home of (ho Bowie Knife ^^_T«iB"» ^"^ "IfljA HOPE, ARKANSAS SATURDAY. OCTOBER 26, 1974 Av. net paid circulation 6 month* ending Sept. M, 1174—4,118 As Hied with Audit Bureau of Ctrcol«tk»8, snbfcct to ftudtt. PRICE IOC Silently waiting to return tb work LIKE A GIANT insect that lies dead in a field, this combine silhouetted against the evening sky with its wispy, white clouds creates an eerie setting for the passing —Hope;(Ark.) photo by Roger Head motorist. Located in a field near Hope, the machine lies dormant awaiting the return of its operator for another day's work. Young beef: it's just as tasty FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Some consumer advocates don't like the proposed changes inbeef grading, but a researcher says your taste buds won't be able to tell the difference. The U.S. Agriculture Department is now holding hearings 'around the nation on its plans to permit younger, leaner beef to be graded as prime or choice meat. Agriculture officials expect the new standards to be in effect before mid-1975. Ken Ellis, now heading the University of California Agriculture Extension Service in Fresno County, says a two-year study he directed at the University of California at Berkeley sought to prove younger cattle with less fat could be just as good as older beef fed longer to make them fatter. The study played a key role in the proposed changes, he says. "What happened is that with improvements in breeding, cattle now gain weight faster than they used to," Ellis said. "So you have a younger animal reaching a slaughter weight of 1,000 to 1,200 pounds. _ "The new standards are~n~of a~ lowering of beef quality. A taste panel of eight judges included in the research, who were chosen for their ability to detect small changes in flavor, show in most cases consumers can't tell the difference. "In addition, the less fat per pound, the more protein we have available," Ellis added. "And less cholesterol may be present in leaner meat." Consumer advocates aren't warm to the change, however. "Consumers are going to be very angry if they find lesser quality beef at the same prices," says Ruth Yannatta, chairwoman of Fight Inflation Together, the Los Angeles- based group that led the meat boycott in spring 1973. "We don't want changes just to insure that the cattle industry gets its profit at the expense of the consumer's shrink- She says the UC study is not enough. "The Agriculture Department should find a few key markets in various cities and sell beef graded under the new standards, then ask consumers for their opinions on the differ- ence. Hearings on the proposed change are scheduled in Chicago on Oct. 30; Dallas, Oct. 31; Atlanta, Nov. 1; San Francisco Nov. 11. Current USDA grading standards call for a certain amount of marbling, or fat fir-muscle"' tissue, before beef earns the prime or choice rankings. "But it takes time to develop marbling, and more than twice as much feed to create fat as muscle," Ellis said. "You have to continue feeding the newer breeds of cattle past the point where they are ready for market from a weight standpoint." The new standards will permit leaner meat to be graded higher than under current rules. .Why not just continue to feed the cattle until they develop the required marbling?' For one thing, Ellis says, feed grain prices have soared, and with this year's drought and early frost in the Midwest, grain costs promise to climb even higher. Ministers and the 'other woman' NEW YORK (AP) — Protestant pastors, most of whom are married, in some instances get entangled in an age-old, personal predicament — the problem of the "other woman." It is "a major problem that confronts pastors in every denomination," says the Rev. Andrew Bustanoby, a former Baptist pastor and now a marriage counselor in Bowie, Md. Church authorities cite a special potentiality for such situations in the ministry, with its uulies of visiting, counselling and encouraging members at deeply felt, private levels. Also, in most congregations there are women, lonely and wanting companionship, who seek the pastor's personal advice and guidance. Sometimes, often unintentionally and almost by accident, his efforts to sympathize and be helpful develop into an affair. The subject, its hazards and ways to avoid them, generally is included to varying extents in seminary training. "Every pastoral ministry course in seminary includes a lecture on the pastor's relations with women in the church," the Rev. Mr. Bustanoby writes in the evangelical fortnightly, Christianity Today. However, he says an aspect of the problem not dealt with adequately is "the pastor's need for what the other woman has to offer. Men are attracted to the ministry not only for spiritual reasons, but also for the emotional fulfillment it offers." He maintains that ministers most likely to get involved with women in their churches are what psychologists have classified as "maladaptive 'top-dog' personalities." To screen them out, he proposed greater use of psychological testing in seminaries. He says the "minister who errs sexually does not start out with sexual encounter on his mind" but to "build his ego on the admiration of all people in his congregation — men, women and children. "The women of the congregation provide ego satisfaction for his doubts about his masculinity. These doubts are allayed by messages from the women that he is an attractive male. He then finds himself with the opportunity to check out these messages more fully." However, "the bait is not sex," the Rev. Mr. Bustanoby says. "The bait is ego satisfaction, a normal human need; this leads to an opportunity for sexual involvement." Miss your paper? Solon wants tax to curb damage banks NEW YORK (AP) — Four thunderous bomb explosions directed at major banks hit mid- Manhattan early today. A militant Puerto Rican group claimed responsibility for the blasts. The bombs were triggered within a half hour of each other in a four-block area, the first at 2:55 a.m. Jagged glass flew for hundreds of feet, but no injuries were reported, police said. Police confirmed that all the explosions were caused by bombs placed on outside window ledges. "It was a bomb — definitely a bomb," said Police Lt. Edward Cash at the scene of the first blast at the -Banco de Ponce at 49th Street and Rockefeller Plaza. Police said there was no advance warning. , The three other explosions hit a Chemical Bank branch office in the Exxon building at 49th Street and Avenue of the Americas, the Union Carbide Building at 48th Street and Park Avenue and Lever House at 53rd Street and Park Avenue. A fifth bomb, placed in a car in the Wall Street area, destroyed the automobile and blew out plate glass windows in five nearby banks. No injuries were reported. Police would not definitely link this explosion to the other four, but said that a connection was likely. A woman who did not give her name told The Associated Press in a telephone call about 3:40 a.m. that the explosions were the work of a Puerto Rican nationalist organization. "We have just bombed imperialist banks," she said. "Free all Puerto Rican political prisoners." She directed the news agency Figures show large 6 bite' for middlemen 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 ZAP) - The middlemen who process and sell food after it leaves the farm took a record bite from consumer grocery spending last month, the Agriculture Department says. In September, according to USDA figures released Friday, the retail cost of a year's supply of farm-produced food items jumped $25 to a record annual rate of $1,776 for a typical household. The Ford administration plans a meeting next week to see if something can be done to trim middleman costs for food between the farmer and consumer. President Ford has said food prices are his top priority in combatting inflation. The figures by USDA showed that all of the 1.4 per cent increase during September was due to a larger share going to middlemen. Of the total mar- ketbasket cost, farmers received $723 as their share on an annual basis, while middlemen received a record rate of $1,053. The farm share was down $8 from August while the middleman portion was up $33 during the month, according to department officials. The meeting next week was announced Friday by Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz. It was described as an "inquiry into margins and barriers" involved in the nation's food supply. Meanwhile, President Ford received from all federal departments and agencies a list of marginal programs that are candidates for elimination or paring. The President, who is trying to hold this year's federal spending Below $300 billion, will ask Congress to share in the hard decisions on budget cuts, Press Secretary Rbn"Neroen' ! said. In other economic developments: —General Motors Corp reported that third quarter profits dropped 94 per cent from last year due to increasing cost pressures and sagging sales. —Several oil producers, including Mobil Oil Co. and Getty Oil Co., reported higher earnings and sales for the third quarter. The companies said higher crude oil and natural gas prices and better profit margins for petrochemical and chemical sales were responsible for the gains. —The nation's trade balance suffered a $223 million deficit in September, the Commerce Department reported. This was the smallest deficit in five months. —Several large commercial banks lowered their prune lending rates to top business borrowers, with First National City Bank of New York posting an industry-low rate of 11 per cent. —Upper Midwest cattlemen, hoping to call attention to their economic plight, began shipping some 1,000 calves to Dubuque, Iowa, to be slaughtered and sent to hurricane victims in Honduras. greedy firms GM plans cutbacks Judge, 70, comes out fighting MIAMI (AP) — "When I turned 701 didn't go out looking for a rocking chair," says Judge Nathan Wernick. And he says he won't let the government put one under him without a fight. Wernick, who turned 70 on Sepl. 25, has filed suit in U.S. District Court to keep his job as a Social Security administrative law judge. The outcome could have widespread effect because he's challenging the constitutionality of a federal law that requires _ mandatory retirement of almost all federal employes at age 70. Supreme Court justices are exempted. "I want to get up in the morning and know I have a job," said Wernick, who balks at being called elderly. "I want 'to live a long time without getting old. As long as there's people older than I am, I'm young." He has obtained a temporary restraining order allowing him to stay on the bench, but no hearing dale on his suit has yet been set. Wernick works eight hours a day, five days a week, presiding over Social Security hearings. "I don't see any slow down in my productivity," he said. "Frankly, I think I'm far better now with all my experience. I don't feel a day older than I did 20 years ago. Wernick's immediate superior, Judge Morris Jacobson, de- scribed Wernick as "alert, judicious and a man who makes good decisions. "He is probably one of the better administrative law judges in the country. I base that on the quantity of his caseload and the quality of his decisions." Wernick earned his law degree in New York. He has been an administrative law judge since 1966 in Puerto Rico, Tain- pa and Miami. "It's a good job," he said. "I enjoy contact with people, making decisions, reasoning them out, writing them. "I think I'm doing something worthwhile. And I think I have a chance to keep being a judge." BRINKLEY, Ark. (AP) Rep. Bill Alexander, D-Ark., said Friday high prices faced by consumers are 40 per cent inflation and 60 per cent greed. He said profits of 1,200 per cent reported by a sugar industry firm illustrated his point. Alexander, who proposed Thursday an excess profits tax on major oil companies, said Friday the tax also ought to apply to sugar giants. The excess profits tax would provide a quick remedy in an extraordinary situation, Alexander said, adding that the long- term solution depends on strict enforcement of laws against monopolistic practices. i^4 ? DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is launching a cost-cutting program in the wake of sagging car sales which dropped the firm's profit margin to practically zero. GM said the cutbacks ill include a trimming of capital expenditures as well as already announced production and employment cuts at four plants. The company said Friday that its profits during the third quarter of 1974 were $16 million down 94 per cent from record earnings of $267 million during the same period last year. And domestic auto sales during mid-October were off more than 28 per cent. Ford and Chrysler also announced more layoffs Friday as they escalated cost-cutting programs to deal with the current depresseion in auto sales. But even with the cost cutting, GM executives say an improvement in the troubled auto industry depends upon the nation's economic rebound. Four held for murder LONOKE, Ark. (AP) — Four persons were charged Friday with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman whose body was found by hunters Oct. 19 in a wooded Lonoke County area, Pros. Atty. Sam Weems said. He identified the four as Ricky Simmons, 17; Vernon Dale Trevis, 23; David Trevis, 16; and Donnie Ray Trevis, 19. He said they lived in Lonoke County and Prairie County. The body has not been identified, but, Weems said, she is thought to have been from St. Louis. Authorities said the body appeared to have been that of a woman about the age of 20. to a letter which had been placed in a telephone booth at 73rd Street and Broadway. The letter was signed the 'Central. Command' of the "Armed Forces of Puerto Rican National Liberation." It demanded the release of five Puerto Ricans who are federal prisoners: Oscar Collazo, Lolita Lebron, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Andres Figueroa Cordero and Irving Flores. Collazo was one of two Puerto Rican nationalists who attempted to assassinate President Harry S. Truman on Nov. 1, 1960. The other four fired more than 20 pistol shots from a spectators' gallery in the U.S. House of Representatives on March 1, 1964, while shouting "Freedom for Puerto Rico." Five congressmen were wounded. The letter from the militant group said in part: "The corporations we bombed are an integral part of yanki monopoly capitalism.... The Puerto Rican people are organizing an mitiy in order to form Peoples Revolutionary Army which will rid Puerto Rico of yanki colonialism. We have opened two fronts, one in Puerto Rico and the other in the United States...." All Around Town COURTHOUSE CLOSED The Courthouse will be closed Monday, October 28, 1974 in observance of Veteran's Day. OFFICE CLOSED The Housing Authority at 720 Texas Street will be closed October 28 in observance of Veteran's Day. SORORITY INDUCTS 51 A total of 51 Henderson State College students have been inducted into Alpha Chi, an organization consisting of juniors and seniors with outstanding records. The inductees" include Trudy Nelson of Hope; June Johnson of Prescott; Kathy Ann Dillard and Gary Don Turner, Murfreesboro; Darlene Halton and Sandra WhitQeld, Gordon. MORRISON RE-ENLISTS Sgt. Charles D. Morrison, son of Mrs. Erma L. Morrison of Hope, has re-enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after being selected for career status. Morrison, a 1968 graduate of Blevins High School, is a communications center specialist at Los Angeles Air Force Station, Calif. SANITATION RUN On Monday, which is Veteran's Day, the Hope Sanitation .trucks will not run. Monday's route will be picked up on Tuesday and Tuesday's route will be run Wednesday. CHURCH CENTENNIAL The First United Methodist Church of Hope will celebrate its Centennial on December 1. Centennial Belles and Beaux who are church members, in costume, will assist in entertaining at the afternoon open house. Mrs. lioyd Spencer is chairman. 600 COINS SOLD The Antique Collector's Club has taken a rough tally of coins and find that there have been approximately 600 sold Many are being sported about town on chains as necklaces. About 600 plates are left. During the Third District Livestock Show last month, the club had a booth in the art barn manned by the Fattens, Palmers, and Vines. About 40 coins and 10 were sold during the Fair

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