Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 30, 1974 · Page 5
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 30, 1974
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Wednesday, October 30, 19t4 Mexican grain hurt by frost MEXICO CITY (AP) - An early frost in September appears to have wiped out two years of. experiments at the grain research center of Nobel peace prize winner Norman E. Borlaugh. The cold also cost Mexico more than half a million tons of grain. Government officials and scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center have just finished surveying effects of the Sept. 8-9 frost that hit valley areas around Mexico City. "Essentially, .we lost two years of work," said Dr. Robert D. Osier, deputy director of the grain research center where Borlaugh developed the "miracle wheat" for which he received the Nobel award. Jose Guevara Calderon, director of the National Agriculture and Livestock Insurance Co., said the frost cost Mexico 600,000 tons of corn and nearly 100,000 tons of barley. Farmers said it was the earliest killing frost since 1917. Temperatures dropped to about 25 degrees Fahrenheit'for two nights in a row. The average low temperature for the month is 46.4 degrees., . ; Osier, from Elsie, Neb:, said the cold killed the products of two years of crossing different strains of wheat and corn, in many cases before they produced any seed. "We have reserve seed of the initial populations but we have to go all the way back to square one," he said. The corn crop was destroyed at the center's experimental station at Toluca, 37 miles west of Mexico City. Sixty to 80 per cent of the wheat and triticale crop was lost. Triticale is a wheat-rye combination. At the center's El Batan headquarters 30 miles east of Mexico City, 80 per cent of the corn crop was wiped out and up to 30 per cent of the wheat and triticale crops. The center's experimental station* at.,Eoza Rica,, on the Gulf of Mexico, suffered extreme flood damage in late September following Hurricane Fife. All the corn in the fields was lost, fences and grain silos were damaged and a nearby river changed course. Osier said it will cost $90,000 "just to put in back the wayj it was" and $400,000 to protect) it against future floods. Guevara said the frost ruined 870,000 acres of corn in the state of Mexico and 500,000 acres elsewhere. He said it destroyed 250,000 acres of barley and 75,000 acres of beans. Arson Is suspected in LR fire LITTLE ROCK (AP) - A fire that caused about $130,000 in damage early Tuesday to the Orangerie French Restaurant where bandleader Ray Anthony had been appearing since Oct. 21 probably was the work of an arsonist, investigators said. Anthony said several threats had been made on his life since arriving here. "I don't know if there is any connection between the threats and the fire at the Orangerie," he said. "The police are investigating the relation." Mrs. Michael Van Hoye, who owns the supper club with her husband, said the club had received several telephone threats recently and that someone hurled a large rock through a window into the dining room over the weekend. She said one of the callers had said, "Get Ray Anthony out of there." "Our engagement was booked until the end of the week, so I will be here at least until Saturday," Anthony said. "I want to find out about this thing." Anthony declined comment on what kind of threats were made. Michael Van Hoye reported a series of calls from a man threatening ty kill Anthony. Van Hoye said the caller charged that Anthony had been paying too much attention to the man's wife. Fire Chief Jack Davis said there were "some things I am investigating that I can't discuss at this point." HOPE (ARK.) STAR Paisley pupils enjoy an appetizing meal —Photos by Linda Smith with Star camera Six projects Paisley school adds ^ up for bids a breakfast program LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Improvements on a bridge that some Randolph County residents had contended was unsafe is one of six road construction projects for which the state Highway Commission will open bids Nov. 27. The projects are worth an estimated $11.8 million. The Highway Department said Tuesday it would open bids for remodeling and widening of the Maiisker, Creek Bridge north of the Pocahontas city limits on Arkansas 115. The bridge became controversial last June when a group of Randolph County residents formed the Bridge Club and secured signatures on petitions to the Highway Department seeking improvements to the bridge. The residents said the bridge had been the scene of several traffic fatalities over the years. Arsenic was discovered in the 13th century by Magnus. Paisley School has added something new this year—a breakfast program. Hours are from 8:30 to 9 a.m. for any student who wishes to eat. There is a nutritious menu which changes daily. This program is ideal for students who must get on buses early in Jhe morning and possibly miss breakfast at home. Some children simply do not feel like eating'when they first get up, so the breakfast program encourages them to have a nutritious, well- balanced meal. There are seven kindergarten classes at Paisley this year with approximately 21 youngsters in each class. Teachers are Mrs. Martha Bauman, Linda Baker, Mrs. Jo Anne Chunn, Martha Mosley, Virginia AlcLain, Mrs. Lynn Moore, and Wendel McCorkle. Emphasis is placed on reading and math readiness for the kindergarten classes. Exercises are done concering visual coordination and discrimination, body coordination, social adjustment, cooperative skills, and the development of a good self-concept. In addition to kindergarten, Paisley has grades one through three. Ola Berry is first grade teacher, Mrs. Mattie Elsie Jones is second grade teacher and Mrs. Arline Young teaches third "gra^ie:". Mrs. Lyle 'McMahen is serving her sixth year as school secretary. Paisley teacher aides include Mrs. Betty Grose, Linda Booker, Mrs. Irene Beard, Mrs. Linda Smith, Mrs. Rita Turner with the Title I program. Other aides are Mrs. Bobbie Martin, Mrs. Ruth Lloyd, Mrs. Rosie Orren, and Mrs. Addie Mart in dale. On Jan. 1, 1973, the Banque Nationale de Paris, France, had $20,762,595,000 in deposits in the U.S. Prince is miffed by publicity LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles, the 25-year-old heir to the British throne, says he is "slightly irritated" by the publicity given his reported romances. He said Tuesday he accepted the situation because he is accustomed to media treatment, but added: "It can make things very difficult" for a girlfriend. Prince Charles, regarded as Europe's most eligible bachelor, said in a television interview, "It's got nothing to do with anybody else at the moment who I particularly want to marry or anything like that." NEW YORK (AP) — John D. Rockefeller IV has disclosed he didn't exactly live in the lap of luxury as a university undergraduate. While studying at the International Christian University in Tokyo from 1957 to 1960, he said, "my food allowance was $11 a month and I paid $2.75 a month rent in a rooming house." Rockefeller became fluent in Japanese, but admitted his linguistic ability suffered where The lives now. "There really aren't very many Japanese in West Virginia,"he told a gathering of alumni and supporters here Tuesday. FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger's trip here was to inspect oil fields and deliver a speech on national defense. It also was for the birds. After the oil field tour in 30- below zero temperatures, and before his speech here, Schlesinger and two of his eight children went on a bird-watching trek with a group of university students. State Rep. Clem Tillion pointed out several different kinds of birds that live in Halibut Cove, which is in his home district. NEW YORK (AP) —Martha jyiitcheU still figures she.can't get by comfortably on the $1,000-a-week temporary alimony she was awarded as a prelude to her separation suit against former U.S. Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell. Tuesday she asked to renew her original claim for $3,000-a-week. Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Manuel Gomez agreed to hear a re-argument of her claim later this week. He originally pared down Mrs. Mitchell's $3,000 figure to $1,000. Mitchell currently ic on trial in Washington in connection with the Watergate cover-up. T o &: •"1LJK ff^ family center SOON. HERVEY SQUARE HOPE, ARK. 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