Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 28, 1974 · Page 7
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Monday, October 28, 1974 HOPE (AttK.) STAR Page Seven 22 Boy Scouts receive merit badges, skill awards Hunt (aces questioning WMi^<^N % (Apy MY was described by Hunt in a the Hunt demand H —Hope (Ark.) Star photo MEMBERS OF Troop 91, with scoutmasters, Dr. Don Freel, and Wallace Martin. Boy Scout Troop 91, sponsored by Hope Lions Club, held its Court of Honor Monday night with Dr. Don Freel as master of ceremonies. A Tenderfoot ceremony was enacted by Sandy Huckabee, Bill Otis, Steven Avery, and Bill Bruner for Allen Edwards, Mike Poole, Mark Spears, and Tommy Becherer. No comment on threat says mayor PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mayor Neil Goldschmidt has refused comment on a published report that an extortionist named "J. Hawker" has threatened to damage the city's water system unless he is paid $1 million. Earlier, a letter signed "J. Hawker" threatened destructuin of.area ppw,er Jjnes ; unless $1 million was paid. in toaay's editions, 'llie ure- gonian reported that in a letter received by the FBI here Oct. 22 an extortionist threatened to start a forest fire near the city's Bull Run reservoir. "I wouldn't have any comment on that," said Goldschmidt, reached at his office Sunday night. The newspaper said it learned of the threat the night the letter was received but withheld the information because it wanted to give authorities time to contact or apprehend the. sender. City officials have taken emergency precautionary measures to guard the entire water system, in spite of the apparent threat only against Bull Run. In a letter sent to the FBI on Oct. 18, a "J. Hawker" claimed responsibility for dynamite blasts that caused $175,000 damage to 11 Bonneville Power Administration towers between Sept. 26 and Oct. 16. The letter threatened more damage unless $1 million was paid. The administration refused the demand and offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the extortionist. There have been no significant power outages. Agents sieze largest haul in bad money LOS ANGELES (AP) - Secret Service agents Sunday made what they called the largest seizure of counterfeit money in U.S. history, more than $8 million in $100 bills. Four California men were arrested and booked for investigation of manufacturing and possession of counterfeit money, according to Robert E. Powis, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles office of the Secret Service. Powis said his office received a tip three weeks ago on the operation and began surveillance of the ring's members. Agents moved in on the men after they had' placed the bulk of the money in a van, Powis said. Trooper Wallace Martin presented second class badges to Bill Fuller, Mark Spears, Mike Poole, Marty Walker and Tommy Becherer. Dr. Freel presented first class badges to David Smith, Billy Otis, and Bill Bruner. Assistant scoutmasters J. W. Rowe and Bill Otis assisted Dr. Freel and Trooper Martin in pressenting merit badges and skill awards to the following boys: Dana Biddle—Pioneering merit badge; hiking, first aid, and environment skill awards. Marty Walker—Cooking^ pioneering, and firemanship merit badges: first .aid, cooking, environment, and hiking skill awards. Juvenile system is theme of conference Several persons from Hempstead County have been invited to participate in a statewide conference which will be held at Hot Springs October 27-30 to explore ways to improve hts juvenile justice system in Arkansas. The main focus of the conference will be on providing alternatives to ( youth incarceration and on involving local communities in juvenile delinquency prevention and control. J, B. Cartwright, commissioner of Social Services Division of the Department of Social and Rehabilitative Services will address the conference at 10 a.m. October 28. The symposium will be co- hosted by the Juvenile Services Division, the Juvenile Justice Institute and the Arkansas Juvenile Correctional Association. Several hundred persons are expected to attend, including 240 delegates from various state and county agencies and from civic, church and PTA groups in Arkansas. Entitled the "Arkansas Conference on Youth Problems—A Community Concern," its goals are to: —Encourage the establishment of more community-based centers such as youth homes, detention and treatment facilities, and community volunteer programs to handle problem youth and prevent delinquency as alternatives to the training school process. —Determine varying community needs in reducing juvenile crime and ways of meeting those needs. —Develop written regional and state-wide plans for improving the juvenile justice system and distribute them to the proper agencies. A "Conference Action Plan" will be used by the delegates to determine the needs of various regions, set guidelines for establishing priorities and develop programs to attack the problems at the local level. Regions may differ in their priorities and needs. One, for example, may have a requirement for more officials involved in juvenile work; another, for improved facilities in handling offenders. Arrangements have been made with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency to provide consultation for setting up the action plan. The conference is being funded by state and federal grants totaling $21,244.00 and is a follow-up session to three national meetings held in Arkansas recently. James McMullan—First aid merit badge; environment, hiking, and citizenship skill awards. David Redlich — Fingerprinting merit badge; cooking, conservation, and first aid skill awards. Billy Otis—Camping, firemanship, environmental science, reading, sculpture, swimming, emergency preparedness, first aid, lifesaving, rowing, pets, and leathercraft merit badges; conservation skill award. Sandy Huckabee—Rowing merit badge. David Smith—Pioneering, fingerprinting, camping, and wildlife management merit badges. Byron Haynie—Cooking merit badge; camping, conservation, and hiking skill awards. Bill Fuller—Coin collecting, merit badge; camping skill award. ..,..". Scott Martin—Pioneering merit badge. Scott Patton—Camping, leathercraft and rowing merit badges. BUI Bruner—First aid and firemanship merit badges; environment skill award. Tommy Becherer—Cooking and firemanship merit badges; cooking, first aid and conservation skill awards. Allen Edwards—Rifle and shotgun and fingerprinting merit badges; citizenship, first aid and environment skill awards. Mike Poole—Pioneering and cooking merit badges; cooking, envirpnment, hiking, and citizenship skill awards. Steve Jones—Fingerprinting, wildlife management, swimming, and pioneering merit badges; swimming, citizenship and camping skill awards. Steven Avery—Wildlife management, pioneering, citizenship in the community, and firemanship merit badges; environment, conservation, first aid, hiking, and cooking skill awards. Alan Bohanon—First aid and pioneering merit badges; swimming skill award. > Steve Cox—Pioneering, hiking, sports, athletics, and personal fitness merit badges. Mark Spears—First aid, fishing, and firemanship merit badges. David Carter—Fishing merit badge. Don Spears—Fishing merit badge. Duance Carter—Fishing and hiking merit badges. Assistant Scoutmaster Bill Otis presented 50-miler awards to scoutmaster Olen Overturf, assistant scoutmaster J. W. Rowe, Duane Carter, David Berry, Kevin Snodgrass, Bert Nelson, Steve Cox, Clifford Elder, Tom Young, Jay Rowe and Bryan Cox. WMTS. Tom Berry, wife,of |he "^District Scout executive, presented a special award and gift to Mrs. Elsie Huckabee, honoring her as Troop Mother of the Year for the many things she has done for the troop and for scouting in Hope. Scoutmaster Overturf presented some miscellaneous awards and closed with a few words of encouragement and appreciation to the boys and their parents. Billy Otis patrol was in charge of the closing ceremony. Howard Hunt Jr., foreman of the Watergate burglary team, is facing questioning in the Wa* tergate cover-^ip trial from a prosecutor he claims has tried to get him to commit perjury. Hunt, called to testify today, was the second witness in the trial of H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, John N. Mitchell, Robert C. Mardian and Kenneth W. Parkinson, all charged with conspiring to obstruct justice in the Watergate investigation. The trial entered the fifth week today, and a session was being held even though it was Veterans Day, a federal holiday, ' ; The government told U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica last week that Hunt had not been "entirely candid" with the grand jury and asked that he be called as a court witness, subject to cross-examination from both prosecution and defense. "Even after being granted immunity, Mr. Hunt cooperated with the investigation only grudgingly and, we believe, Incompletely," the government told Sirica. The distrust was mutual. Richard Ben-Veniste, an assistant special prosecutor scheduled to question Hunt, was described by Hunt in a the Hunt demand was discussed new book as "a curly-headed, with then-President ftichafd M. abrasive young man," who ''was actually encouraging me Id perjure myself." . Hunt said Ben-Venlste had made him a special target and attempted to get him to change previously sworn testimony that he had never received an offer of executive clemency. Hunt figures prominently in the list of overt acts that the government says led to the conspiracy by the five Nixon White House and campaign aides. The government charges that Ehrlichman and others discussed the need to assure Hunt about how much time he would have to spend in jail and that Ehrlichman, Haldeman, Mitchell, and Parkinson were involved in arranging for hush money payments to Hunt. The four defendants are charged with obstruction of justice in addition to the conspiracy count. Mardian is charged only with conspiracy. The prosecutors charged that on March 21, 1973, after a demand for $120,000 by Hunt, Mitchell authorized a $75,000 payment to him and that on the following day Mitchell assured Ehrlichman that Hunt "was not a problem any longer." A tape of a March 21 meeting played for the jury shows that Nixon, who has denied offering clemency of Rush ttidttey payments. BIRD FEEDERS SHED ROOF Attract a variety of birds for your enjoyment Hold 5 pounds of seed. Load through chimney, distributes evenly to both sides. Styled in natural colors. Tinted, non-glare, see-through windows. Simple to install: in trees, on pole or platform. 9"x 13V x 10%" high HOPE HARDWARE CO. "If it's Hardware we have It" 120 S. 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