Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 29, 1974 · Page 1
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The Editor soys: It takes a country boy 20 years to get to town Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn The case for the producer of soybeans Credulity gap The same politicians who started inflation with free- spending of public funds are now telling the people the only way to halt inflation is to reduce the spending of private funds. Editor The Star: I read with interest your accounts (Oct. 23) of the meeting at Nashville last Tuesday night concerning grain exports, and I feel that this is the time for the case of the soybean producer to be brought to the attention of all concerned. The group which met at Nashville recommends "no future export of grain by the United States". This move would deprive the grain producer of a significant portion of his market. I maintain that the plight of the grain producer certainly should not be ignored by this group in their deliberations. If grain exports are discontinued, resulting in a significant depression of grain prices, the grain producer might well be driven out of business. I certainly do not have the answer to the overall problem— I only hope that some solution will be found which will relieve the problems plaguing poultry and livestock without sacrificing another segment of American agriculture. Yours very truly, WILLIAM R. (BILL) ROUTON Oct. 25, 1974 Hope, Ark. -and $ 100,000 to get back. Hempsfeod County VOL. 76—No. 14 —£ Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features of tho Bowie Knife Star r**.-.«*... Av. net paid circulation 8 months ending Sept. 30,1974--4,118 TUESDAY. OCTOBER 29, 1974 As filed with Audit Bureau of artulatJons, iabJccHo audit PRICE tflc British queen announces industry nationalisation Nixon undergoes surgery LONDON (AP) - Queen Elizabeth II announced today that the Labor government plans to nationalize Britain's shipbuilding and aircraft industries and extend government ownership in other sectors of industry. The queen's Speech from the Throne opening the 48th Parliament also announced a series of measures to strengthen and overhaul the rusting welfare system. The speech, written by members of Prime Minister Harold Wilson's government, said a National Enterprise Board will be set up to extend government participation in private industry and to nationalize the ailing shipbuilding and aircraft industries. Sawhill replaced WASHINGTON (AP) — President Ford announced today a major shake-up in the federal energy hierachy, removing John Sawhill as administrator and replacing him with former Asst. Commerce Secretary Andrew E. Gibson. The queen gave no timetable for the nationalization program. Wilson's government could hold on for a five-year term unless the two-vote majority in the House of Commons which it won on Oct. 10 is not sufficient to prevent its defeat on a major issue. Despite the threat of terrorist bombings and a blast Monday night outside the Birmingham home of Sports Minister Denis Howell, the queen took the traditional slow ceremonial ride down the Mall from Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage. But there were massive se- curity precautions, including hundreds of mounted and foot police lining the route, armed plainclothesmen mingling with the thousands of sightseers, a ban on motor traffic on 40 streets along the route, and a search of the Houses of Parliament by detectives with dogs trained to sniff out explosives. Fulfilling one of the Labor party's chief platform planks, the queen pledged energetic renegotiation of the terms of Britain's membership in the European Common Market and a referendum to accept or reject membership on the new terms. LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)Former President Richard M. Nixon's surgeon said today that "Mr. Nixon is doing well" following an operation to stop a blood clot in his left leg from traveling any further toward his heart or lungs. Dr. Eldon Hickman, who performed the hour-long operation, said Nixon's condition was "stable." He said Nixon returned to his room on the top of Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach for recovery. Nixon's personal physician had said the operation was required because the clots in Nixon's leg posed a threat to his life. "With the threat the clot could become a pulmonary embolus, we placed a mild clip ... partially occluding but not completely occluding the vein," Hickman said. He said the clip was permanent. He said the operation was uneventful and that the former president was "recovering in the normal manner." The doctor said he had the usual postoperative effects of being sleepy and was confined to bed. The operation began at 5:30 a.m. PST. None of Nixon's family was present at the hospital, but officials said his wife, Pat, was expected at the hospital later in the day. Hickman said Nixon will probably be hospitalized for "another week," then the recovery would take four to six weeks at home. He said he did not anticipate any further surgery. Dr. John C. Lungren, Nixon's personal physician, said he had consulted with Nixon's wife, Pat and daughters Julie and Trlcla by telephone Monday night. Lungren was an observer at the surgery. * Both Hickman and Lungren noted that Nixon will be prohibited from eating a regular diet initially and will be fed intravenously today. Lungren, who had warned that bleeding might be a problem during surgery because of anticoagulation therapy, said Another landmark fades from local scene Mr. Routon's letter illustrates the complexity of. the. grain export problem. Not only does a ban on exports conflict with the Department of State's foreign trade policy but it also stirs up trouble here at home between the consumers of grain, poultry- men and cattlemen, and the farmers whose livelihood depends on growing feed. Our news report of Oct. 23 on the Nashville meeting of Oct. 22 told but one side of the story, this being a rally of poultrymen and beef producers. But on the day after the newsstory, Oct. 24, I wrote in this column an equally one-sided opinion report. "Export grain" covers many items, the principal ones being wheat, corn, soybeans, and rice. Arkansas does have a big st^ke in the exporting of soybeans and rice, and I recall that Sen. J.W. Fulbright for many years was frequently in the news while safeguarding the export rights of rice farmers in Eastern Arkansas. He emphazised repeatedly that the economy of our state depends heavily on a thriving export business. The Nashville rally represented the poultry and livestock interests, and of course there will have to be a compromise on the export issue which will allow both the consumers and producers of grain to survive- not to mention the further problem faced by the Department of State in attempting, to explain the internal conflict in the U.S. Soybeans has replaced cotton as Arkansas No. 1 crop. Everybody knows that. But your editor was so engrossed by the plight of the poultrymen and beef producers as set forth at Nashville that he neglected to mention the foreign-trade stake of the soybean fanners. Mr. Routon has our thanks for presenting the case for soybeans. Ford made 'the disclosure during an impromptu White House press conference. He also announced that former Air Force secretary and NASA official Robert Seamans would become head of the hew Energy Research and ^De^elopipent. Agency, and that former astronaut Bill Anders would head the new Nuclear Regulatory Agency. Dixy Lee Ray, now head of the Atomic Energy Commission will become assistant secretary of State for international environmental and scientific matters, Ford said as the new appointees flanked him at the podium. The President made clear that SawhilTs resignation was desired by Interior Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton, whom he named three weeks ago to coordinate the federal government's energy policies. The President said there were "no major policy differences" with Sawhill, although there were perhaps "differences in approach and technique." He said he decided that Morton "ought to have a right with my approval" to make changes in the ranks of federal energy officials, and that Sawhill "will be offered a first-class assignment" elsewhere in his administration. Governor to speak for Amendment ** ? " ** there was no excessive bleeding during the operation. Nixon was given no extra doses of Vitamin K to prevent excessive bleeding during the surgery. Doctors said he would continue to receive heparin, as he had before the operation; to prevent further clotting. The decision to operate was made late Monday after a medical team determined the tests showed a worsening blood clot condition from the phlebitis Nixon suffers in his leg. Nixon's youngest daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, said surgeons at Memorial Hospital Medical Center had wanted to operate Monday night, but "he was too weak. He's exhausted." She said her mother, Pat, would be at the hospital during the operation, but there was no confirmation from hospital officials today that she had been there. Nixon, who entered the hospital reluctantly last Wednesday for a second time since he resigned as* president Aug. 9, agreed to undergo the surgery recommended by his own physician and consultants. THE BANDSTAND—one of Fair Park's last and oldest landmarks—is in the process of being torn down. Paul Henley of Parks and Recreation said Tuesday that a new building, similar to the old one, is planned. Nevertheless, many local residents have expressed regret that the old edifice could not be preserved instead of torn down. In the —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Rogers photo above, a group of first graders from Garland School, on a nature study hike, are listening to their teachers relate fond memories of the historical site which they visited when they were the same age as their pupils. The bandstand dates back to the 1930's. Special meeting is called The Board of Commissioners of the Housing Authority of the City of Hope have called a special meeting at 7:15 p.m. Thursday at the nougtas Building. Purpose of the meeting will be : 1) To review the matter of changing or not changing the Urban Renewal traffic plan, and 2) To review the proposed budget of the Shover Village project. CLEAR Convicts still holding out Death case before court HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — Gov. Dale Bumpers is scheduled to speak in behalf of the proposed constitutional Amendment 56 at the opening session of the Arkansas Association of County Judges' annual fall meeting Thursday night. The proposed amendment would reorganize county government by reducing the size of quorum courts and removing the $5,000 salary limit for county officials. THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Four armed convicts holding 16 persons hostage in the Scheveningen penitentiary gave no indication of surrender today despite an appeal to give up by another prisoner they hoped would join them. One of the convicts, Palestinian hijacker Adnan Ahmad Nuri, made the first threat against the. lives of the hostages Monday. But later he and his accomplices — an Algerian and two Dutchmen — released the last of the four children who were in the chapel when the convicts took it over during a Mass Saturday night. The other three children and a man and a woman were freed Sunday. The wife of one of the two Dutch convicts was allowed to visit the chapel and reported that the 14 men and two women still held captive seemed at ease. But one of the hostages reported by walkie-talkie radio that the two women were under severe strain. The convict's wife, Guusje de Nie, was the first person to enter the chapel since the siege began. She said the four men wanted time to review the situation. A Justice Ministry spokesman said he considered the release of the fourth child a hopeful development. Nuri, who is 23, made the threat to kill the hostages to force prison officials to let him talk with another Palestinian, Sami Houssin Tamimah, who was convicted with him of hijacking a British airliner last March and burning it. Nuri had demanded earlier that Tamimah be allowed to join them in the chapel. Tami- mah, who after his trial was separated from Nuri and is recovering from a hunger strike he staged to get transferred to Scheveningen, refused to enter the chapel. But he talked twice by walkie-talkie with his friend, telling him he was being treated well and "didn't know if the Palestinian cause would best be served by the sort of action Nuri had begun," the Justice Ministry spokesman reported. Tamimah argued that Nuri should obtain a pledge that they would not be separated again. 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) — The Supreme Court today agreed to review the first death sentence case it has received since it ruled in 1972 that capital punishment as then carried out was unconstitutional. The court said it will hear arguments later this term on the appeal of a North Carolina man condemned to die for murder. Depending upon how broadly the court rules, its decision could affect only a limited number of North Carolina cases or the validity of the death penalty itself. The court ruled 5 to 4 on June 29, 1972, that the decision whether to sentence an individual to death could not be left up to a jury. Since then, more than half the states have passed laws designed to get around the court's objections. More than 100 prisoners are now under death sentences in state penitentiaries and awaiting execution. North Carolina enacted such a law April 8, but the man who is appealing is among more than 40 condemned to die in the state under a judicial interpretation of a previous law. North Carolina originally required the death penalty for Carless day in 'Frisco Indicators drop sharply Pryor on bargaining LITTLE ROCK (AP) — David H. Pryor, the Democratic candidate for governor, Monday night called collective bargaining by public employes "a sensitive, tough and controversial subject that must be faced." Pryor was addressing 65 members of the Arkansas Public Employes Association. Lat- er, in an interview, he said his remarks were not an endorsement of bargaining rights for public employes. Pryor told the employes that if he became governor, he would try to the best of his ability to help them with their problems. He said they had a right to bargain collectively with their employers. WASHINGTON (AP) - The government's index of future trends in the economy plunged last month at the steepest rate in 23 years, the government reported today. The Commerce Department said its index of leading indicators dropped 2.5 per cent in September. It was the second sizeable monthly drop in a row, making the two-month fall 4.1 per cent. Since inflation tends to make the index appear overly optimistic, the indication apparently is for a serious deterioration in the economy in the months ahead. Such a deterioration would be in line with the recent projection of a sharp but short reces- sion by economist Paul McCracken. Administration officials have also said they expect little evidence of a recovery until next spring. The latest projection from the index of leading indicators, which is composed of a dozen separate economic fluctuations, was for sharply higher unemployment, decreased spending on durable goods, lower returns for raw material producers and an even-slower activity in the already-depressed construction industry. Initial claims for unemployment insurance jumped by nine per cent in September to a total of 346,000. New orders for durable goods dropped by 6.4 per cent to $46.3 billion. Industrial materials prices shrank by 4.2 per cent, and new building permits issued dropped by 8.4 per cent. Commerce said the strongest factor pushing down the index of leading indicators, however, was stock prices. They fell for the fourth month in a row, dropping 10.4 per cent in the latest month. The other components of the index either edged upward slightly, were unchanged, or were not available immediately. Over-all, the drop in the index was the sharpest since it fell 2.9 per cent in June of 1951. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Employers throughout the city start asking San Francisco's 500,000 commuters today to give up their cars one day each week. The object: Save fuel by breaking the car-commuting habit. Thirteen major corporations already have agreed to urge all their employes — from top executives down to clerks — to use public transit instead of private autos once a week. Mayor Joseph L. Alioto, who announced the earless-day plan Monday, urged employers to ask their workers to go along with the program he said could cut fuel usage 20 per cent and reduce the dependence on Arab oil. "The only realistic way to beat the sheiks is to get out of our automobiles," Aiioto said. San Francisco's streets are fed by only three commute arteries — the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco Bay Bridge and highway links to the San Francisco Peninsula on the south. Available mass transit includes the Bay Area Rapid Transit System, buses and trains. The motto of Alioto's plan is "Once a week to WIN (Whip Inflation Now)." first degree murder, rape, first degree burglary or arson. In 1947 and 1949, the state legislature changed the law so the jury could recommend life imprisonment. In 1973, the North Carolina Supreme Court ruled that the previous year's U.S. Supreme Court ruling had invalidated only that portion of the state law which made the penalty optional with the jury. Treating the law as mandatory, judges continued to sentence men under it. Attorneys for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, appealing on behalf of seven defendants, contend that this "reinstatement of the death penalty by judicial decision" was an "impermissible evasion" of the Supreme Court ruling. The court agreed to hear only one of the seven appeals, and did not indicate whether it would hear the others. They also argue that the death penalty violates the constitutional ban on "cruel and unusual punishment." Local option theme of tonight's forum Radio Station KXAR is offering free time for the public discussion of amendments and issues that will appear on the general election ballot November 5. The usury law (Amendment 57) was discussed Monday night. The local option issue will be discussed from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday; the leash law will be discussed from 7 to* 8:30 p.m. Wednesday; and Amendment 56 (county government) will be discussed from 8:30 to 10 pjn. Wednesday. Both sides on each issue will be present in the studio at the same time to answer questions called in by listeners.

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