Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 31, 1974 · Page 2
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Page two HOPE (ARK.) STAR Thursday, October 31, 1|J4 Rain should begin decreasing tonight LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Precipitation should end in Arkansas today, but showers are expected to return to the state Monday. The National Weather Service says heavy rains should spread across western Arkansas today, but the rain should begin decreasing tonight. It should be mostly mild and cloudy on Friday. Little or no precipitation is expected Saturday and Sunday. Hope Star Thursday, October 31, 1974 Vol. 76—No. 16 Star of Hope 1899; Frew 1927 Consolidated January 18, 1929 Published every week - day evening at The Star Building, 212-214 S. Walnut St., Hope, Ark. 71801. P.O. Box 648 Telephone: Area 501; Hope 7773431. Secood-clasf pottage paid at Hope Ark. By STAR PUBLISHING CO. Alex H. Waahbura, Precldent and Editor (In memoriam: Paul H. Jones, Managing Editor 19291972). tfeiitoriaJ — Dorothy Winchel City Editor Mrs. Annette Rogers Women's News Editor Food, Fashions, Society Roger Head Photo-Featur«s Editor Mrs, Esther Hicks, Negro Community Advertising — Mrs. Sibyl Parsons Advertising jjirector Virginia Hiscott Associate Mrs. Judy Foley Classified Manager Circulation—C.M. Rogers, Jr. Circulation Director Mrs. Alice Kate Baker, Bookkeeper General Bookkeeper — Mrs. Phala Roberts Mrs. Teddy Thurman Associate Mecfaaoical Department — D.E. Allen, Mechanical Superintendent and Head Pressman Danny Lewallen, Press man George Smith, Jr., Pressman Competing Room — Judy Gray Foreman Janice Miller, Mrs. Millie Shotts, Mrs. Dortha Faye Huckabee, Mrs. JoAnn Cooper. Member of the Audit Burea". of Circulations Member of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well as all AP news cusps tches. Member of tne Southern Newspaper Publishers Ass'n. and the Arkansas Press Ass'n. National advertising representatives: Arkansas Dailies, Inc., 3387 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Term. 38111; 960 Hartford Bldg., Dallas, Texas 75201; 400 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, HI. 60601; 60 E. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. 10017; 1276 Penobscot Bldg., Detroit, Mich. 48226; Classen Terrace Bldg., 1411 Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City, Okla. 73106. Single Copy lOc Subscription Rates (Payable in advance) By Carrier in Hope and neighboring towns— Per Week 45c Per Calendar Month $1.96 Per Year.Office only $23.40 By mail in Hempstead, Nevada, Lafayette, Howard, Pike and Clark Counties- One Month $1.30 Three Months $3.15 Six Months $5.75 One Year $11.00 All other Mail in Arkansas One Month $1.70 Tbjee Months $3.90 Sax Months $7.10 One Year $13.00 All Other Mail Outside Arkansas One Month $1.80 Three Monthi $4-75 Six Months $8.40 One Year $16.60 College Student Bargain Offer NuwMootns $7.75 Little daily change in temperatures is expected with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s. The weather service says a stationary front stems from a low in South Dakota through eastern Nebraska, eastern Kansas, east central Oklahoma and central Texas into another low in extreme southwestern Texas. Large amounts of moisture are being pumped into Arkansas by a high pressure area located off the Atlantic Coast and by the low pressure located west of the state. As the low pressure and frontal system moves closer to Arkansas, showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous over the state with some locally heavy rain expected over some portions. Those stations reporting rainfall include 1.33 inches at Fort Smith, 1.15 inches at Fayetteville, .44 at Harrison and a trace at Jonesboro. Overnight lows include 58 at Faye tie ville and Harrison, 60 at Gilbert, 61 at Fort Smith, 62 at Calico Rock, 63 at Jonesboro, 65 at Pine Bluff, 67 at Little Rock and El Dorado and 70 at Texarkana. Experiment station report for 24 hours ending 7 a.m. Thursday, high 82, low 66, with a trace of rain. By The Associated Press Thursday HI LO PRC Otlk Albany 62 57 .03 cdy Albu'que 49 32 cdy Amarillo 63 43 .51 cdy Anchorage 42 34 .01 cdy Asheville 79 45 .. cdy Atlanta 79 59 .. clr Birmingham 82 58 .. cdy Bismarck 53 46 .19 rn Boise 56 46 .. rn Boston 64 52 .34 rn Brownsville 85 75 ... rn Buffalo 65 61 .04 cdy Charleston 82 55 cdy Charlotte 79 55 .. cdy Chicago 74 64 rn Cincinnati 76 57 .. clr Cleveland 72 58 .. clr Denver 48 28 .08 cdy Des Moines 63 61 2.18 rn Detroit 69 61 cdy Duluth 52 49 .02 rn Fairbanks 39 21 .. cdy Fort Worth 81 65 2.22 rn Green Bay 66 48 .04 cdy Helena 48 42 .04 rn Honolulu 87 77 . clr Houston 81 74 rn Ind'apolis 67 57 .. cdy Jacks'ville 83 62 ..clr Juneau 44 42 .14 m Kansas City 77 59 3.55 rn Las Vegas 62 45 .. cdy Little Rock 80 67 .. rn Los Angeles 67 53 . rn Louisville 72 56 cdy Marquette 60 47 .01 rn Memphis 82 65 . rn Miami 78 72 .06 cdy Milwaukee 70 57 rn Mpls-St. P. 60 56 .02 rn New Orleans 83 67 .. rn New York 61 59 .16 cdy Okla. City 75 57 2.98 rn Omaha 65 65 1.14 cdy Orlando 84 64 clr Philad'phia 75 57 clr Phoenix 61 47 .41 clr Pittsburgh 73 57 . cdy P'tland, Ore. 58 48 .05 rn P'tland, Me. 56 50 .10 rn Rapid City 52 34 .71 rn Reno. 61 41 .01 rn Richmond 80 54 .. cdy St. Louis 8o 66 rn Salt Lake 50 41 .53 cdy San Diego 68 56 .cdy San Fran 56 50 .13 rn Seattle 54 46 .03 rn Spokane 53 37 cdy Tampa 85 66 ..clr Washington 79 56 cdy CANADIAN CITIES Edmonton 41 34 rn Montreal 52 46 .04 rn Toronto 64 53 .01 clr Winnipeg 53 30 cdy Hi—Previous day's high. Lo—This morning's low. Prc—Precipitation for 24 hours ending 8 a.m. today Eastern time. Otlk —Sky conditions outlook for today. WITCHES' AND CATS' NIGHT KANSAS CITY (AP) Ghosts, rattling skeletons and witches on broomsticks became part of Halloween celebrations during the Middle Ages, when superstition was rife. But, according to Hallmark researcher Sally Hopkins, black cats were associated with Halloween years earlier. Druid priests in ancient France and Britain worshiped Samhain, the God of Death, on Halloween night. The Druids believed black cats were sacred, since they embodied the souls of people whom had punished. Questions and answers: Firemen retirement fund All Around Town .§y The Stir Staff. Editor The Star: The November General Election is Tuesday, Nov. 5 and on the ballot this year are a number of local interest issues. Among these is a vote to levy a one mill tax for support of the Firemen's Pension and Relief Fund. State law provides that firemen in the state are covered in their retirement by a Firemen's Pension Fund. Each town supports its own fund through a local Pension Board. 1. Question—What is the queston on the ballot? Answer—Whether or not the City should have the authority to levy a one mill tax for the Hope Firemen's Pension Fund. (State law permits cities to levy the tax if voters approve it.) 2. Question—What will the money be used for? Answer—According to state law it can only be used for pensions in the Hope Fire Department. 3. Question—Can this millage be increased? Answer—No - State law limits it to one mill. 4. Question—Do olher towns have this levy? Answer—The Pension Fund Board surveyed 26 towns in Arkansas. Of the 14 which responded all levied the one mill. 5. Question—Why is a one mill levy needed? Answer—Last year (1973) the Pension Fund received $2,000 more than it paid out. In 1974 the Pension Fund will pay out $1880 more than it receives. In order to attract new firemen to replace those who retire and to be able to man a planned additional station in the future, the Pension Fund needs to be sound. 6. Question—Where does the Pension Plan get its money now? Answer—From these four sources: 1. Contributions by the firemen; 2. Matching contributions by the City; 3. Interest from reserves on deposit; 4. Revenue from the state based upon the amount of fire insurance written within the city limits. 7. Question—How much will a one mill levy increase my taxes? Answer—The present tax statement for a City resident is: 48 mills School, 5 mills County General, 3 mills County Roads, 5 mills City General, 1 mill Library with a total of 62 mills. To add this one mill you would pay an additional $1 per $1,000 assessed value. 8. Question—How many dollars will this one mill bring to the Pension Fund? Answer—Approximately $8, 500. 9. Question—Is this Pension in addition to other City Retirement Systems? Answer—No—Firemen are not eligible by state law to belong to the State Retirement System which covers all other City Employes. Air fare increase approved WASHINGTON (AP) — The Civil Aeronautocs Board today granted a 4 per cent hike in domestic air fares effective Nov. 15 and announced it was making permanent an earlier 6 per cent hike it had approved on a temporary basis. The 4 per cent hike was the third granted by the board for domestic flights since the fuel shortage began last winter. Air fares as of Nov. 15 will be 15 per cent higher than they were before the fuel shortage. The 6 per cent hike, approved on a temporary basis last April 16, was due to expire today unless extended. The airlines requested the fare hikes because of higher fuel costs and general inflation. No objections to the hike were filed and the board approved the increase by a 3-2 vote. The 4 per cent hike means the cost of a one-way coach fare between Washington and Los Angeles, for example, will rise to $184 from $177 which includes the 6 per cent hike that was made permanent. A one- way coach ticket between New York and Chicago will jump from $68 to $71. 10. Question—Is this pension in addition to Social Security? Answer—No—Firemen are not eligible for Social Security coverage although the Pension Fund Board has been working with the National Social Security office to get Social Security coverage extended to Fire Department employes. 11. Question—Has this been voted on before? Answer—No—The Pension Fund's policy has been to hold off as long as possible in asking for the one mill levy. 12. Question—Who is covered under the Pension Fund? Answer—State law specifies retirement benefits for both volunteer and fulltime Fire Department employes. 13. Question—Who is on the Pension Board? Answer—The City Manager, City Clerk, Fire Chief and four other members of the Fire Department (Joe Don Webb, Cecil Faught, Wendell Avery and Bob Martin). 14. Question—To whom is the Pension Fund Board responsible? Answer—To the City Board of Directors. JIM COBB Fire Chief STUDENT HONORED Jack Ronald (Ronnie) Brown is one of 34 seniors at State College of Arkansas winning the honor of being chosen to appear in Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. Ronnie will graduate from S.C.A. in May. He is the son of Mrs. Jack Brown of 502 So. Pine and the late Hope Chief of Police, Jack Brown. CENTER POLICY Hempstead Child Development Center, located on the Hopewell Elementary school ground, is a non-profit organization providing day care and preschool educational training to children ages 3-6 throughout Hempstead County. Hempstead Child Development Center admits children of any race to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available for them at the center. The center does not discriminate on the basis of race in administration of its educational policies and admission policies. SERVICE CHAIRMAN Mrs. William H. Etter of Washington, Ark., has been appointed chairman of the Service Program in Hempstead County. She will see that the equipment and surgical dressings provided cancer patients are made available to the families of those stricken by cancer in this area. Equipment is furnished by the American Cancer Society. ATTEND CONFERENCE The Rev. and Mrs. B. W. Lane attended the 50th International, First United Pentecostal General Conference at Louisville, Ky., along with approximately 20,000 from throughout the world. SINGING COMPETITION Eight Southern State College students, under the supervision of Dr. Gene Kelsay and Dr. David Grouse will leave Sunday to participate in the National Association Teachers of Singing competition at Austin, Tex. Singers making the trip include Milton Cowling of Mineral Springs, Ark. Nixon's condition guarded LONG BEACH.'Calif. (AP) Richard M. Nixon's doctor says it is too early to make a long- range prediction on the health of the former president. But Dr. John C. Lungren said Wednesday that Nixon's vital signs have stabilized, although he remains on the critical list. Nixon lapsed into vascular shock following urgent surgery for phlebitis on Tuesday. Doctors worked for three hours to restore stable blood circulation. Nixon's former presidential news secretary, Ronald L. Ziegler, told newsmen, meanwhile, that the 61-year-old ex-president came very close to death during the postoperative emergency. "There is no doubt that we almost lost President Nixon yesterday afternoon," sa'"* Ziegler. ' Ziegler said Nixon's condition grew so serious that "I think it's fortunate that President Nixon was in the intensive care unit." A nospital spokesmen said that by keeping Nixon on the critical list, "it means the doctor still fears that Mr. Nixon may have further trouble." MELISSA SUE MOHON of Emmet (above) is among 29 Ouachita Baptist University seniors to be included in this year's edition of "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities." Miss Mohon is a psychology major at OBU where she is a member of the honors program and Chi Delta Social Club. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Mohon of Route 1, Emmet. THE VALUES OF THE CAR YOU OWN AND THE ONE YOU'D LIKE TO OWN ARE CLOSER THAN YOU THINK, It's true. The actual cost of a new car is the difference between the selling price and the trade-in value of your old car. And because your Ford Dealer is now giving the highest trade-ins ever, his difference is a lot less than you think. Choose the economy-sized Pinto, or any of your Ford Dealer's other fine cars. You'll get good solid transportation at a price you can afford. Take a closer look for yourself at your Ford Dealer today. THE CLOSER YOU LOOK- THE BETTER THE DEAL. FORD HOPE AUTO CO., INC. 220 West 2nd 777-2371

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