Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 1, 1974 · Page 9
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 9

Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, November 1, 1974
Page 9
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pday, November 1, 1974 Large crowd turns out for 'spook' contest HOPE (ARK.) STAR Page Nine I**! Bumpers says system is nightmare HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) Gov. Dale Bumpers Thursday night called the state's quorum court system as now established is "an absolute nightmare." Bumpers said the system makes a county judge's job Virtually Impossible to carry out. Since the county governments are the closest to the people, he said, they "must be modernized and made more flexible." Bumpers, the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, was addressing the Association of Arkansas County Judges and was speaking in behalf of the proposed Amendment SO to the state Constitution. The proposed amendment would limit the sue of quorum courts and would remove the state Constitution's $8,000 limitation on county official*' salaries. Bumpers said a lick of public understanding tithe major obstacle that, possibly, could block paM«g« of the proposed amendment. "Because of tradition/' he said, "people are reluctant to change it ..It's really a case of tear, they're afraid they really don't understand It well enough tb*voU for it, and If they're reasonably complacent with the way thjjftga are, they just vote agalMit'lt." If all of the voters were fully aware of the potential aeebm* plishmenta offeffd by the measure, Burnp€rt,'i*ald 1 they would be very intMtttor it. salaries ol^Mron^iAls must "not iijnply because you need more expense moniy, but simply because you ought to be compensated for the jobs you do*" He said thi fee system which currently supplements county officials' salaries is an anachronism that nobody likes. Hie state legislature has not abolished the fee system, he indicated, because the county officials' salaries are too inadequate. The first sound-on-film moving picture "Phonofilm" was shown by Lee de Forest at the Rlvoll Theatre. New York, N.Y M beginning in April 1923. WINNERS OF THE TG&Y Halloween costume contest were chosen Wednesday night. In the two-to-five year category were Kristi Roberts, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Roberts, most creative; and Nicki Gibson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Gibson, scariest. Cutest costume was won by Forrest -Photo by Calvin Smith with Star camera Bowers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Bowers. In the six-to-10 year group was Cris Mosier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Mosier, best costume. Winners in the ll-to-14 year old category were Mark King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Don King; and Daniel Gary, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gary. Each winner received a toy prize. El Dorado woman held in shooting EL DORADO,.Ark. (AP) — Police said Beverly Helms, 20, of El Dorado was charged Thursday with capital-felony murder in the death of Pearl Lee Fred Stelter, 53, of Benham, Tex. Stelter's body was found in his El Dorado office by a coworker Oct. 24. The victim had been struck in the head by two bullets and in the side by one N " 'V'Jl^BI bullet. Police said the bullets were fired from a ,32-caliber Thieu renews pledges By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) — President Nguyen Van Thieu tried today to discredit his political opponents by branding them lackeys of the Communists and colonialists and a minority. But at the same time he promised to carry out some of the reforms his increasingly vocal opposition is demanding. "The Communists are launching major attacks in the front, while in the rear, Communist henchmen, colonialists and defeatists are seeking all means to create disorder and political instability and to incite the people to rise up and overthrow the government," Thieu said in a National Day broadcast. Despite a violent police crackdown Thursday in which scores of anti-Thieu demonstrators in Saigon were injured, thousands demonstrated today in Da Nang and Qui Nhon. They expressed no confidence in the president and called for his resignation. Leaders of the Unified Buddhist Church in Da Nang said Thieu is following in the path of the late President Ngo Dinh Diem, whose overthrow in a military coup on Nov. 1, 1963, is commemorated by the National Day. Thieu made clear that after two months of restraint toward the demonstrations, the hard line taken Thursday in Saigon would continue. "I will not tolerate any activities that will cause public dis- wder," he said in a luncheon speech. "... I believe that the military forces will strongly support my action." for two months, anti-Communist Roman Catholics, Buddhists, opposition legislators, newsmen and others have been demonstrating for an end to corruption, for social reforms and the restoration of civil liberties, including press and political freedom. In response, Thieu in the past 10 days has fired four cabinet ministers, three of the four corps commanders and 377 field-grade officers..But his opponents contend that he has not answered their charges of personal corruption against himself and members of his family and that he has done nothing to bring about national reconciliation and an end to the fighting draining the country economically. Thieu in his broadcast said he was reorganizing the government "to better serve the people" and was giving priority to economic and social welfare measures, eradication of corruption, governmental efficiency and "help and service to the rural people." He also pledged to revise and soften two decrees that have been special targets of the opposition demonstrations — the press and political parties laws. .._ Deputy Pros. Atty. Joe Calloway filed the charge in Circuit Court. Stelter was in El Dorado heading an oil exploration seismographic team employed by Texaco at Houston, Tex. Miss Helms was being held in the Union County Jail. Police theorized that robbery was a motive. The co-worker said there was no billfold on the body. LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The Arkansas Legislature agreed in 1974 to fund construction of four television transmitter towers to bring educational television, for the first time, to all corners of the state. WE THE ELDERS AND DEACONS OF THE HOPE CHURCH OF CHf}l$T, HEREBY GO ON RECORD PIJBLICLY OPPOSING THE SLAE OF ALCOH0UC BEVERAGES IN HOPE AND HEMPSTEAD COUNTY. We urge other congregations and church leaders to say something "out loud" in the paper or on the radio NOW against this evil. The Bil >le teaches the wrong of drinking and drunkenness in Proverbs 20:1, Ephesians 5:18, Galatians 5:19-23 and other similar passages. If a large percentage of the people in the United States approve of beverage alcohol, the devil controls the crowd, the broad way. We urge you to vote against the devijL The "wild driving" to Texarkans will quickly turn to wild driving all over Hempstead County and in the City of Hope if we promote the open sale of beverage alcohol. , We oppose a beer faint in every town and at every cross road in Hempstead County as well as in the city of Hope. We are saddened that many do not plan to vote and dis appointed that many good people are mistaken. We pray that you will change your mind and vote against this enemy of our children, against the cause of many broken homes and broken lives. ARDELL CLARK LQY GANER DON GILBERT CHARLES GUNTER OTIS WALDEN Paid for by the elders and deacons of the Hope Church of Christ. Milton H. Peebles, Minister GIANT KILLER is Republican candidate Judy Petty s nickname in Arkansas where she will oppose Democrat Rep Wilbur Mills. Miss Petty, 31 and divorced, is faring surprisingly well according to polls which also indicate Mills' incident involving a former showgirl in Washington D.C. has taken its toll on his chances for reelection. Board asked to expel four students incident as a fight but "as a brutual assault with one group being the definite aggressors " The four are Greg Williams, MichaelJohnson, Calvin Cooper and Jerry Burks. Meeks said additional expulsions might be recommended depending on findings from an ongoing investigation. Eight of the suspended students are black; six are white. The board authorized extension of suspensions for the four until a hearing can be held at 7 p.m. Monday. HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) The Hot Springs School District 6 Board was urged Thursday night to expel four black students who were involved in a racial incident at Hot Springs High School Wednesday morning. The four are among 14 students given three-day suspensions in the incident. School Supt. Dr. Bruce Meeks said the four facing expulsion had admitted to being aggressors in the incident. He said school officials did not see the " j " ['.' • '^fHwyJffprP 1 ! 0m. it.*. ./ JB*i«« *J •* THE ALCOHOL P/C IN AKKAN6AJ Paid for by Hempstead Co. Concerned Citizens Comm Gerald W. Trussell Pub Ch.

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