[riday, November l, 1974 HOPE (ARK.) STAR Page Ford has new battle cry: 'Throw out the big spenders' Gulf coast drenched PRESIDENTIAL APPEARANCES at GOP fund-raising benefits for local candidates throughout the Midwest have not attracted the crowds expected. President Ford's appearance at a S500-a-plate dinner drew over 5,200 Republicans in Indianapolis hut audiences at subsequent appearances have been sparse. \ LOS ANGELES (AP) President Ford has come up .<& with a new battle cry for his • final fling on the 1974 campaign trail: "Throw the big spenders out" even if they are Republicans. He softened some of his earlier assaults on the Democratic opposition and, for the first time, suggested Thursday night in Los Angeles that perhaps some Republicans might be worthy of oblivion, too. At a GOP fund-raising dinner in the Century Plaza Hotel, Ford said: "If you are unhappy about the handling of the nation's finances over the past 20 years, if you think it is time for a change, remember next Tuesday who the big spenders are — and throw the big spenders out." This prompted a burst of applause from party faithfuls, drowning out Ford's politically significant windup phrase: "And if some of them are Republicans, so be it." Ford said it was time "for responsible men and women of all political persuasions — Re- publicans, Democrats, independents — to come together, not iti an effort at political advantage, but in a spirit of true American patriotism to whip problems like inflation, energy and the environment, to strengthen our successful foreign policy by the restoration of bipartisanship." Ford was bound from here to Fresno, Calif., for an airport rally in behalf of Republican Reps. Robert Mathias and Charles Wiggins. From there he was heading for five evening appearances in Portland, Ore. — at a White House conference on domestic and economic affairs, three Republican fundraising events and a local society auction benefitting the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. He will visit Utah, Colorado and Kansas before returning to Washington on Saturday. En route to the West Coast, Ford stopped for an airport crowd at Sioux City, Iowa, in an effort to boost the re-election bid of Republican Rep. Wiley Mayne, who is strongly challenged by Democrat Ber- kley Bedell. The President told his farm belt audience of several thousand that if foreign meat starts to "pick up markedly" next year, "I will either Impose meat quotas or negotiate volunteer agreements with foreign suppliers" to limit their shipments to the United States. Ford also said, "there is no interest on my part to increase dairy imports into the United States." When it was suggested to Press Secretary Ron Nessen that Ford's goal might be to raise consumer prices of beef and milk, Nessen responded that the President was not committing himself to anything but suggesting what he might do to help cattlemen and dairymen. THAT'S 'GREASE* IN MEXICO SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The popular '50s rock 'n' roll musical "Grease," which is enjoying a successful run in San Francisco, was so named because of the hair preparations used by teen-agers of that »ra. It is no wonder then that in Mexico the musical was tagged "Vaselina." tfy The Associated Snow covered parts of the Northern Rockies and Plains today, while a line of thunderstorms drenched the Texas Gulf Coast. Six inches fell in two hours at Port Lavaca, Tex., stalling traffic in flooded streets. Elsewhere cloudy skies stretched from the Northern Rockies to the New England states and rain fell over much of the area. Over the Northern Rockies and Plains, rain turned to snow at some spots where temperatures dropped below freezing. Lewistown, Mont., reported two inches of snow on the ground, while Craig, Colo, reported one inch. Dense fog blanketed Southwest Alabama and Northwest Florida, and travel advisories were issued. Early morning fog also covered parts of the Northeast. West of the Rockies, clouds and scattered showers dominated the weather picture, while clear skies extended from the Southern Rockies and Plains into Kansas and Missouri. itate witness testifies in 'Stringbean' murder trial INASHVILLE, Term. (AP) —A charged with murdering lee Haw television performer )avid "Stringbean" Akeman id his wife once acknowledged Jhooting them, a witness said tiursday. Jack Holt, a key state's wit- dessn testified in the fourth day the trial of John Brown, 24, nd Marvin Brown, 23, both bharged on two counts of first pegree murder. Holt said, he was present at a [welding shop when John Brown Iwas being chastised by one of Ihis cousins, Charles Brown, for ("doing the job." "I asked Doug (another [Brown cousin) if he had shot |the people and he said no," Holt said. "He (Doug) said Fjohn had shot them, and I look- Jed at John and he nodded." The Akemans were killed last [November when they returned [to their rural home north of I Nashville after he had per- I formed on the Grand Ole Opry I show. Police have said they appar- lently surprised burglars at I their home. Holt, who formerly lived in the Nashville area but now reside in Lamar, Ark., said an| other cousin, Roy Brown, put two shotguns, two rifles, two revolvers, a chain saw and a pair of gloves in his (Holt's) shed about two hours after the Arkemans were killed. Doug and John Brown were with Roy Brown at the time, Holt testified. Holt said later that week he asked Roy Brown where the guns had come from and did not receive a satisfactory answer. Roy Brown is charged with being an accessory after the fact of murder and will be tried later if John Brown is successfully prosecuted. Criminal Court Judge Allen R. Cornelius has entered a not guilty plea for John Brown, who stood mute when asked for his plea. .. The state did not accept the second degree plea, so the pleading officially is not guilty for both. Federal-State Livestock *'''* -'MaflceY'NewsService*'' 11 Hope Thursday's Sale CATTLE: Estimated receipts 1,357, last week 930. Compared to last week's sale, slaughter cows steady - .50 lower. Slaughter bulls - 1.00 lower. Feeder steers - mostly steady, (instances 1.00 higher on choice fleshy steers.) Feeder heifers steady - 1.50 higher. Supply largely good and choice 300-600 Ib. feeder steers and heifers balance 15 per cent cows and 1 per cent slaughter bulls. Slaughter heifers and calves: good 450-600 Ibs. 25.00-30.00. SLAUGHTER COWS: Utility and Commercial 15.50-18.00; high-dressing-Utility 19.0019.50; Cutter 13.50-15.00; Canner 10.00-12.00. SLAUGHTER BULLS: Yield Grade 1-2 1,000-1,470 Ibs. 20.0025.30. FEEDER STEERS: Choice 300-450 Ibs. 27.50-31.00, 450-600 Ibs. 26.50-29.75 few 30.00. High good and low choice fleshy 400600 Ibs. 23.00-26.00. Good including choice early maturing 250-450 Ibs. 23.00-28.00, 450-600 Ibs. 20.00-25.00. REPLACEMENT COWS: Good and Choice 3-6 year old 600-900 Ib. cows 130.00-169.00 per head. Choice 2-3 year old heifers 20.00-23.00 per hundred weight. Movie stars, just plain folks, enjoy the San Diego good life By DAN TEDRICK Associated Press Writer ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — The happiest people in the world may live in the backwoods villages nestled in the sweet-smelling hills north of San Diego. "It's absolutely the last place left for gracious, private living without commercialism," says a newcomer. The obscurity of the hamlets and ranches between the Pacific Ocean and Cleveland National Forest is partly the attraction. A list of the millionaire executives and movie stars who own homes there seems endless. But common folks with the same taste for good living keep coming, too, to the ethereal acres known as the San Diego area's North County for want of a better name. At least 70 airline pilots have settled in the Escondido and Fallbrook areas, some immersing themselves in citrus and avocado groves, and all driving to San Diego and Los Angeles International airports for their flight duty. The 60-mile drive between the world's biggest body of water to the 6,000-foot mountains vhich boost Palomar Observatory up for a look is a minitour oi environment — about every kind provided by God except the ugly 'or the weather-buffeted. From throughout the world nave come the 400,000 people who call North County home, finding a climate so mild that even the occasional rain in winter is too gentle to make a puddle. Ripening oranges and avocados and healthy youngsters in cutoff jeans attest to the year-round good weather. The smog of Los Angeles, only an hour's drive north, has yet to blur the skies. In the foothills east of Escondido straggles a place called Valley Center — "a state of mind, not a town" in the view of Clive Manley, a world traveler and newspaper editor. Filmdom's former Hercules, Steve Reeves, surveys his empire from a nearby knoll and owns show horses. Another strongman, the old wrestling champ Jimmy Londos, grows fruit in Escondido. Composer Burt Bacharach and his wife, actress Angle Dickinson, are among Del Mar's better known. There is also actor David Janssen. For years Jimmy Durante has spent his summers near Del Mar's racetrack, near Desi Ar- nHZ The lovely 150-foot eucalyptus groves of Rancho Santa Fe guard the privacy of international jetsetters, the wealthy retired and even veteran actor Victor Mature. Fellow actor Robert Young was a resident for years. In the days before North County was "discovered," the widow of actor John Barrymore settled with her memories in a hidden avocado grove in Fallbrook, today a community of 17000 spread over 55 square miles. Dolores Costello Barrymore remains active today, say her friends. Former actress Hillary Brooke and her husband, for- mer MGM senior vice president Raymond Klune, live near San Luis Rey Downs. A one-time roping champion, Sam Garrett, is a Fallbrook resident and so is television actor Martin Milner. Bandleader Lawrence Welk spends time in Escondido, where he owns a retirement village. Evangelist Biiiy Graham's home is northeast of Escondido in the Pauma Valley, bordering three Indian reservations. Other former leading men of the movies now living in the area include George Brent of Solana Beach and Neil Hamilton of Escondido. Since 1973, when North County began booming, its population has climbed 15 per cent and it is one of the fastest growing parts of San Diego County, absorbing yearly as many new residents as the 50,000 who call Escondido home. The lifestyle is unique. There are hand-lettered signs in dirt driveways offering home-grown fruit at surprisingly low prices. In Escondido children still live in gingerbread houses that look like Pennsylvania at the turn of the century. Carnell Kirkeeng, who owns an antique shop in a tree- shaded cottage in an old-fashioned yard in Fallbrook, talks proudly of his neighbors. • "Why, one couple I know .here, a retired colone! and his wife, built an adob-i; brick home, and I mean they created the bricks and then built the house," said Kirkeeng. This, says Kirkeeng, is "where life pays off." Even Jack Benny's old violin teacher lives near Oceanside. Let's spend our local dollars with local Merchants!! • Safety • Prosperity • Convenience Let's join America and Enjoy this convenience in our 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 Winer and Will Rutherford This Ad Paid For By Citizens of Hempstead County.
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