Wednesday, October 30, 1974 Gazette endorses Rep. Mills LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Gazette, the state's largest daily newspaper, editorially endorsed the re-election bid of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., today. Mills is opposed in his bid for a 19th term in Congress by Republican Judy Petty of Little Rock. The Little Rock newspaper said it believed the election should be judged on "the central issues and the record.... "Surely, by now," the Gazette said, "Mills has learned his lesson about the perils and embarrassment that a public man may encounter if he is not circumspect in his private life." Despite the setbacks Mills has suffered since 1972, including the embarrassing Tidal Basin incident at Washington, D.C., the Gazettte said, "Mills is still one of the key figures in Congress, holding one of the House's most powerful positions" as chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. The Gazette added, "This is hardly the year, moreover, for the voters of the Second District of Arkansas to be breaking tradition and sending a Republican to Congress. The Republican fortunes in this country are, deservedly, in a sharp recession. But in any case Mills' opponent is a young woman, Mrs. Judy Petty, who has no record in public office of any kind." Measure opposed by Bryant LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Secretary of State Kelly Bryant said Tuesday he opposed the proposed constitutional Amendment 54. It would allow state agencies to do printing that they now must buy from private printers. Bryant said he opposed the measure partly because it would remove a provision that all printing contracts must be approved by the governor, the state auditor and the state treasurer. He said this would upset the system of checks and balances in government. The proposed amendment would allow the state to go into the printing business "both for its own needs and also for sale to the public, in competition with private business. "I strongly favor the teaching of all trades in our schools and institutions," he said, "but it need not be at the expense of private industry." HOPE (ARK.) STAR Page Nine Treats' for the local press Edwards to seek relief for storm-struck Crowley THE STAR STAFF received some early 'trick or treaters' when the First Baptist kindergarten children came to show off the Increase in demand for gasoline is seen DALLAS, Tex. (AP) — An oil industry study group forecasts demand for motor gasoline will increase 3.3 per cent in 1975 compared with a 1.3 per cent decrease in 1974. "Oil import disruptions, combined with mandatory product allocation and higher gasoline prices discouraged gasoline consumption in 1974," the supply and demand committee of the Independent Petroleum Association of America reported Tuesday. "However, in the absence of major supply disruptions in 1975, recreational gasoline use should be revived and commuters may have less incintive to use car pools and mass transit." The committee added that drivers also may be less conscientious in observing the 55- mile per hour speed limit and new car buyers may shift back to larger cars. "On the other hand, the committee continued, "growth in gasoline demand in 1975 is not expected to rise to previously higher rates because of increased gasoline prices, unfavorable economic conditions, and improved fuel economy in 1975 model cars." Prior to 1974, the annual growth rate for gasoline demand had averaged about 5 per cent in recent years. Other committee forecasts: Saviation fuel consumption is expected to increase 2.8 per cent next year compared with this year's 5.9 per cent decline. Demand for such middle distillates as light hearing oil and diesel fuel should increase 5.8 per cent, compared with 1974's 2.5 per cent decline and a normal 4.3 per cent average annual increase. Residual or heavy fuel oil demand should increase 4.5 per cent compared with this year's decline of 3.4 per cent and an average annual growth rate of 8.9 per cent the six previous years. Overall, the committee estimated total 1975 domestic demand for petroleum products to average 17.6 million barrels a day, 714,000 barrels or 4.2 per cent above 1974. The decline during 1974 was estimated at 1.9 per cent compared with an annual growth rate of 5.2 per cent for 1968 through 1973. The committee said its forecasts were based on the assumptions weather will be normal, imports will continue to be available and the government will not impose restrictions on petroleum consumption. Phone rates hike delayed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Public Service Commission has suspended for six months a rate increase sought by Lavaca Telephone Co. to give the PSC staff more time to investigate the proposed increase. The company is seeking new rates that would produce $22,620 in additional revenue annually. The firm serves Lavaca and adjacent rural areas in Sebastian County. Americas greatest fitting pump Bone Black Red Navy Brown Gray Sizes 5 1 A to 10 AAAA-B c° Coed by -rL al0 n« ... even better for USE OUR LAYAWAY Good Shoes...Properly Fitted —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Pod Rogers Halloween decorations they had made. Their teachers are Mrs. Omer Williams, Mrs. Dick Moore and Mrs. Bob Kellam. CROWLEY, La. (AP) - Gov. Edwin Edwards says he will ask President Ford to declare tornado-stricken Crowley a federal disaster area as soon as possible. "I want to assure the citizens of Crowley that every effort will be made to bring them relief," said Edwards, who came home Tuesday to view the aftermath of a tornado which devastated Crowley, killing one person and injuring more than 30. More than 100 families were left homeless. Civil defense officials said 200 mobile homes would be moved to the area to provide emergency housing. Salvation Army mobile units were brought from other cities to feed the victims. "We are also considering a special appropriation In the legislature to help clean up the streets and remove the debris and give assistance to the city," Edwards said. "I'm horrified. "It's awesome that this thing could have blown by leaps and bounds over town, devastating whole blocks and then skipping over to another area." The tornado struck without warning about 1 a.m. Tuesday, waking most residents. "I looked out the window and saw the trees bending," said Julius Oaspard. "I grabbed one baby and threw my wife to the floor. The house started trembling and then the blackness came in on us." When he regained consciousness, Gaspard began digging through the rubble of his house and found his family—all alive. Police said only one person was killed, a man identified as Dewey Berton, about 45. Harold "Red" Mitchell, editor of the Crowley Post-Signal, toured the city and concluded the lone fatality was amazingly light for the amount of destruction. "The devastation is really terrible—the worst I've ever seen," he said. "And I've ridden out hurricanes here for many years." Only last week Crowley had carriedout the last of 850 loads of rubbish left by Hurricane Carmen. "There must be something wrong with us," Mayor Joe Gielen said. "First there were hurricanes upon hurricanes and now this terrible tornado. What have we done?" Wilson Arrested LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The FBI said William F. Wilson Jr., 33, of Cabot was arrested and charged Tuesday with obstruction of justice. Ray L. Faisst, special agent In charge of the FBI at Little Rock, said a complaint filed by the FBI alleged that Wilson had obstructed the communication of information between a possible witness and an FBI agent. Wilson was placed under $20,000 bond*. \ You are now allowed by law one gallon of liquor and one ease of beer in a "dry " county , by motor vehicle through dry territory — from and after the passage and * .HI \ r \ c «*nts-\r*«*/-*Vi if»1« \n /""n*p\/ £ifr nnv onfi ill of the court of competent jurisdiction. (Acts 1953, No. 2^. p. 43) why don't we keep our money at home to improve business? Why should you have to put up with our people leaving our county to obtain alcoholic beverages? Why do we send our hard-earned dollars to Texarkana? Let's join the other 93.7% of America who enjoy the convenience of legal control. Let's vote FOR the legal sale of alcholic beverages November 5th. Let's legalize and control the sale of alcoholic beverages in Hempstead County! 93.7% of Americans enjoy the convenience of legal control. Vote FOR Legal Sale on Nov. 5 Progressive Committee FOR Legal Control of Alcoholic Beverages Co-Chairmen: Jerry W.ner and W.H Rutherford This Ad Paid For By Citizens of Hempstead County.
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