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ur Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn iMrs.C.E. Palmer; .etters close Local pDption Campaign I attended the funeral of a | great lady Saturday—Mrs. C.E. J Palmer. H Death took her at 85, and the |I Texarkana services were held jj at 11 a.m., the clergyman being if Dr. T.J. Wilbanks of First If; Presbyterian Church — the same minister who conducted ; the services for her husband 17 years ago. Jointly they were my part- 1 ners in Star Publishing Co. for 39 years, Mr. Palmer being president until his death in 1957, and succeeded by Mrs. Palmer until her retirement from the company in 1968. No man ever had better partners. The Palmers began newspaper life at Texarkana in 1909 when all papers were struggling for theri existence. Mr. Palmer told met that when he was called in from a Fort Worth department store to be general manager of the morning Four States Press (now the Texarkana Gazette) his first- day experience was this: The expressman walked into the newspaper office and said he had a C.O.D. shipment at the depot. Mr. Palmer said, "Bring it on up here," but the ex- pressman replied, "Oh, no, I've done that before. Now I want payment before I deliver it." "I see," replied Mr. Palmer. "Well, this is a new management, and this time you'll get your money—and, for your information, there won't be any more C.O.D. shipments." And Mr. Palmer made good on it—all the way. With Mrs. Palmer at his side through all those uncertain years •untH newspapers turned the corner and found a new prosperity. I missed a friend—and now I miss two. They were great people, and contributed much to the financial and mechanical advancement of the Arkansas press. I recall Dr. Wilbanks' funeral oration for Mr. Palmer 17 years ago. The minister said: "When the Lord was looking for someone to lead the Jews out of bondage in Egypt to the Promised Land he didn't choose a priest—he called on a business man. . .Moses." Dr. Wilbanks was Mr. Palmer's favorite fishing companion. So it was fitting that he perform the last office for a friend. One of the tough chores on a newspaper which is scrupulous about presenting both sides of an election issue is the preparation of letters from its readers for suitable presentation in print. Letters pile into our office in the final days—and the pressure was especially severe in a Local Option campaign. Most of them were typed, fortunately. But all of them had to be checked and, where necessary, corrected for spelling and grammar. And those that were handwritten had to be deciphered and typed in our office, a chore that fell to your editor. After that, the composing room's long job of turning a raft of words into perforated tape for the computerized phototypesetters. We wrapped up the job at the bottom of today's Page One. Now all we have to do is to assemble the Tuesday night county-wide precinct report and get it into Wednesday's edition. That used to be a tough job in letterpress days when the huge table was "set" on Linotypes, requiring all morning for one or two operators. Offset printing has brought immeasurable relief. The precinct report is put into typescript in an hour or two, and then photographed for the quick transfer to a press plate. Our job is practically done. But yours is still ahead of you. Stand up and be counted—at the polls on Tuesday. The Editor says If you have an opinion stand y Hope and be counted—go to the polls and vote Tuesday Hempstead Courtly- Home of the Bowie Knife Star VOL. 76—No. 19 —16 Pages Member ttf the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features HOPE, ARKANSAS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1974 Av. net paid circulation 3 months ending March 31,1974—4,080 As filed with Audit Bureau of Circulations, subject to audit. PRICE IOC, 3 couftties will decide liquor issue Hempstead, along with Columbia and Stone Counties- all now dry—will vote Tuesday on whether to allow the sale of alcoholic beverages in their boundaries. Petitions with more than 2,200 signatures were filed in Hempstead County which has been dry for more than 25 years. The proposal has been met with strong opposition from church groups. Columbia County has been dry since the early 1940s. Petitions with 2,280 signatures were filed to call the election, about 550 more than required. Stone County (Mountain View, county seat) has been dry for the past four years after a few years of having legal liquor stores in one township. An attempt to make the county wet failed by about 230 votes in the 1972 election. Petitions signed by more than 900 persons were filed to call the local option election. A local option election also will be held in the city of Earle, a dry enclave in wet Crittenden County. Pre-election siirvey shows Demos strong r,!,,oe (Kir. r,iot..ro. (hoii. Atun THIo nntM tnnan A1 <XV;Uft matnrltu fhnv anhioVoH HOUSC normally CflinS lit WASHINGTON (AP) - A Democratic landslide appeared imminent today on the eve of the first election to feel the full brunt of Watergate and a Staggering economy. The final pre-election survey by The Associated Press shows Democrats have a shot at two- thirds control of both houses of Congress and a record number of governorships. Confident Democratic leaders predicted Sunday their party would carry a virtual sweep of Tuesday's elections, while Republicans talked about holding down their losses. The balloting for 35 governorships, 34 Senate seats and all 435 House posts will be the first since Richard M. Nixon resigned as president and was pardoned by his chosen successor, Gerald R. Ford. Miss your paper? City Subscribers: If you fail to receive your Star please phone 777-3431 between 6 and 6:30 p.m.—Saturday before or by 5 p.m. and a carrier will deliver your paper. The election also comes amid mounting inflation and unemployment and national debate over what to do about both. Ford has campaigned for GOP candidates saying he needs a Congress he can work with to cure the economy, while Democrats have called for the congressional strength to put through their own solutions. Ironically, the anticipated Democratic romp comes just two years after Nixon had won for the Republicans one of history's two biggest presidential landslides. But it was reminiscent of 1966 when Republicans turned the same trick after their presidential disaster in the Barry Goldwater campaign of 1964. Although Republicans contended that their embattled candidates were closing gaps across the country, the latest available information showed Democrats still ahead in most of the key races. The AP survey, based on reports from bureaus in all 50 states, late polls and interviews with political strategists for the major parties and candidates gives this picture: Senate — The Democrats likely to gain from 5 to 7 of the 14 GOP seats at stake and with a good chance to hold all 20 of Washington woman hurt in RR crash Mrs. June Elliott Keel of Washington, Ark., was injured Monday morning when the 1967 Ford she was driving was struck by a freight train on Highway 4. The road was wet and slick, and Mrs. Keel told Hope police that she did not see the train, which was enroute to Hope at the time. The conductor told police that he saw the car, but "couldn't stop in time". The vehicle was demolished. Mrs. Keel, a local beauty operator, was taken to Memorial Hospital then transferred to Little Rock by a Hempstead County ambulance. The accident occurred at 9:25 a.m. Monday. their own. This could mean 63 to 65 Democrats in the new Senate, compared to the 58-42 margin they already hold. House — the Democratic gain could be as high as 60 seats and probably no less than 30 if present trends hold. They now hold a 248-187 edge and could approach the massive 295-140 majority they achieved in Lyndon B. Johnson's 1964 landslide. Governors — The Democrats hold the record for most governorships in the hands of one party — 39 in 1938. Already holding 32 of the 50 statehouses, they now appear likely to gain from 7 to as many as 10. The party out of the White Jones case is argued LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorneys for Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones Sr. of Conway asked the state Supreme Court today to rule that the expulsion of Jones from the Senate was unconstitutional. Atty. Gen. Jim Guy Tucker, arguing on behalf of the Senate, said for the court to grant that request would be to require the Senate to accept as a member a man the Senate had determined to be convicted of an infamous crime. The court heard oral arguments for an hour in a.lawsuit filed by Jones to strike down the Aug. 1 vote by which the Senate expelled him because of his conviction on federal felony Income tax charges. Jones was found guilty in December 1972 by a U.S. District Court at Little Rock on two counts of income tax evasion and two counts of filing false returns. In January 1973 at the start of the regular legislative session, Jones, like other senators, was deemed by the Senate to meet the necessary qualifications and he was seated as a member of the body. In April he was sentenced to pay a $5,000 fine and be on probation for three years as final judgment was entered against him. House normally gains in off- year elections if an average 4 senators and 28 House members in the last five. "Our mission is to keep it under the average losses," Rep. Robert Michel, R-I11., chairman of the House Republican Cam' paign Committee, said on ABC's "Issues and Answers" show Sunday. "Frankly, I would like to keep it in the range of 20 to 25" House seats, Michel said, tt*e j number of GOP congressmen he concedes are in deep trouble. \ Washington man killed Roy C. Bradley, 22, of Washingon, Ark., was shot and killed Saturday evening at the home of Freddie Muldrew on North Bell Street, the Hempr stead County Sheriff's Dept. said Monday. Muldrew, about 23, was being held by the Sheriff's Dept. for further investigation. Both men are Negroes. Editor The Star: I am writing in response to the charges made against me by Ralph N. Madison, Jr., in his letter printed in the Hope Star on Oct. 31.^; These charges stemmed from a statement made on Open Line, Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, over .KXAR. Here is my answer as to what the Bible says concerning wine. Inv'prder to understand^.the wine Question, we must subject our ; minds to the' only authoritative, reliable source— The Bible—to guide us to truth in the wine question. If our minds are like concrete (thoroughly-mixed and permanently-set), we shall never know the whole truth. It must be understood that the Bible is the only body of truth in the world for us to train our misguided thoughts. Let us saturate our minds with the word of God that we may know the whole truth. John 17:14: Psalm 119:89-105, Psalm 138:2, Matthew 24:35. The Scriptures are all sufficient. II Timothy 3:16-17 "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." The Scriptures are not of a private or personal interpretation. II Peter 1:20-21, "Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For Star Ballot Amendment No. 54 (For competitive bids on state printing) For Amendment No. 54 Against Amendment No. 54 L>t^ilUbii Here are the final letters on Local Option vote Tuesday ., , „ „„!. j_ ,,1,1 «e tha n\A Toofamnnt ThioHp ,,,0* „ fntni nhstainor. as the mnkinu America a erouo of waMi and nrav. Thank you for was sent to the compo of the Old Testament. This He did not do, but lived a sinless, perfect life of obedience. In the story of the miracle, there is an indication that Christ gave them fresh, pure grape juice. They exclaimed, "You have kept the best for the last." The, common wines of that country were about as uiumu.nuno c, 5 ™,»,.- — - palatable as vinegar. They had >use of intoxicattag%uors, and even look upon it is forbidden. ..drunk of fbisjm and when they^^at^means whiskey, wine, "fobMliounbt'^ ° r any otner beverages itisred.whenitsparklethinthe juice, they*, marvelled at it. / that contains alcohol. The;/ No, it was simply grape juice the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost." I rest my soul on the Word of God. It is generally acknowledged that Scripture teaching is against the use of intoxicating liquors. The Bible is full of prohibitions against its use. To was a total abstainer, as the Bible teaches men to be, and Paul was not advising him to break that abstainence and so break the law of God, but to use the grape syrup that would neutralize the alkali and so make the water agree with him. No, there is no scripture in all the Bible that ever; justifies the Amendment No. 55 (To establish commission to fix state officials' salaries) For Amendment No. 55 Against Amendment No. 55 Amendment No. 56 (For revision of county ernment) For Amendment No. 56 Against Amendment No. 56 gov- Amendment No. 57 (To abolish constitutional ceiling of 10 per cent interest and permit legislature to regulate interest rates) For Amendment No. 57 Against Amendment No. 57 Hempstead County Local Option For Liquor Against Liquor cup; when it moveth itself aright; at the last it biteth like a serpent and stringeth like an adder." Proverbs 23:31-32. I know there are three Scriptures that those who could justify the use of intoxicating liquors like to quote. The three commonly used are (1) The first miracle at Cana of Galilee where Christ turned water into wine, John 2:1-11; (2) The institution of the Lord's Supper, Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14: 2226; Luke 22:17-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26; and (3) Paul's admonition to Timothy concerning the use of wine, I Timothy 5:23. With the great majority of American people believers in and respecters of the authority of the Bible, those who would use the Bible to prove the use of alcohol by the Bible can sometimes confuse those who do not know the interpretations. Let us look at these three scriptures and see what we can find. 1. The First Miracle at Cana of Galilee. The turning of water into wine by our Lord has presented a difficulty to many believing Christians. Let us remember that the New Testament was written in Greek and the world translated wine is "oinos." This word may mean fermented wine, unfermented wine, or boiled down grape syrup. We are familiar with this in the English language. Suppose I say, "I am stuck fast in the mud." Then I say, "I went fast down the street," an exactly opposite meaning. Then I can say, "He is a fast man." That means that he is immoral. I can still say, "I am going on a fast." That means I will not eat. Thus we have the same word with four different meanings. With this undestanding of the word translated wine, we can know that Christ turned the water into pure fresh grape juice. We can know it first from the nature of Christ that no unclean thing came from Him. Second, we know that Jesus said, "I am not come to destroy but to fullfill the law." (Matthew 5:17). If He had made and given intoxicating win«, He would have brought the woes of the Old Testament upon Him, "Woe unto him that giveth his neighbor drink." (Hab. 2:15) and all of the other prohibitions and not fermented wine. 2. The institution of the Lord's Supper. People who , would like to justify the use of the intoxicating liquor like to quote the institution of the Lord's Supper. They, however, overlook the fact that nowhere in any of the accounts is the word "wine" used. Jesus says "the cup" and the "Fruit of the vine" but never the word "wine". Read them all and see. Futhermore, the Lord's Supper was given immediately following the observance of the Passover Supper. These were the days of unleavened bread. The Jewish people were ordered not only not to eat anything with leaven in it, they could not even have leaven in their houses (Exdous 12:14-20).. The penalty for using leaven (that is yeast or any other substance that produces fermentation) was to be cut off from the congregation of Israel (Exdous 12:19). If fermented wine was used at the Lord's Supper it was in violation of the command of God concerning the Passover Supper and would have had to have been brought in specially as it was not there during the Passover. The reading indicates tha the things used were the same as during the Passover Supper, "As they were eating, Jesus took bread .. .and in a like manner the cup also." No, there was no fermented wine used during the institution of the Lord's Supper. 3. Paul's Admonition to Timothy. "Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for thy stomach's sake and thine often infirmities." I Tim. 5:23. Judged from the frequency with which those who quote this passage would use wine, they frequently have the "stomach ache" that requires soothing. But what did Paul really mean? We saw at the beginning that one of the meanings of "oinos" was grape syrup. It was the custom in that land where there were no water purifiers, as we have today, and where the water is strongly alkaline, that some of the boiled down grape syrup was commonly added to the water to overcome its alkalinity. Timothy knew exactly what Paul meant. He that contains scriptures always condemns its use and teaches men to be total abstainers. Sincerely, GORDON RENSHAW United Baptist Church Nov. 1, 1974 Hope, Ark. Editor The Star: So the pious hypocrites are at it again. Of course there must be some conscientious misguided souls who earnestly believe that if I have a drink of 'likker" I am bound for Hell. But hypocrites nor misguided souls should not rob me of my free will to go to hell even if I want to; which I have no intention of doing. However, if I am cast into utter darkness because of such trivial trangression then I'll have a hell-of-a-lot of good friends to keep me company. I have no quarrel with any ones religion but I am thankful that mine does not prohibit imvibing in a social drink playing cards or dancing. I feel free to do these things without the terrible trauma of a guilty conscience. My personal feeling against continuing this a 'dry county' is that I don't want anybody telling me what I can or can not do about drink, food or anything that doesn't infringe on the rights or happiness of others, regardless of the misguided teller's altruism. I believe the majority of in- tellegent liberal minded citizens of the county feel the same way. Most all of the arguments, religious moral and economic, for voting for sale of alcoholic beverages have been made and seem to outweigh that of the 'aginners'. So on November 5th lets get out and vote FOR sale of alcoholic beverages. Sincerely yours, CALVIN A. MARSHALL November 1, 1974 P.O. Box 266 Hope, Arkansas Editor The Star: I came to this fine little city in 1958 and I have never been sorry, as I have lived in different cities and communities in seven states—and this is the finest community of all. I read with dismay your side of the liquor question in yesterday's (Oct. 20) paper. "There is nothing anywhere that can play a greater part in making America a group of God-fearing people than the daily newspaper. I like The Star and tried to do without it on account of finances, but I found out I could afford to eat less and pay for The Star as lately it's a better paper. However, that is not what I'm writing you for. Are we going to sell our souls for a few miserable dollars, or • are we going to be On the Lord's side? I believe we ought to cut out the manufacture of liquor entirely except for medical purposes that might exist (which I doubt exist), and let liquor out only by a doctor's prescription. In my time I have met a 101 or drunks, and they made me sick. My brother-in-law lost out of great chance for success by drinking. He was a fine man, helped everyone but himslef. But God says no drunkards will ever enter the Kingdom of Heaven. So if we have to quite drinking to get there why drink in the first place? I don't know why a Christian is ashamed to sign his name as the man in yesterday's paper if he knew he is right. There is another side to this, too. In times of stress they make feed (grain) into booze when people need grain to feed cattle and hogs and all manner of meat for the table. I want you to think this over, for this adds one more thing to break our nation. For Russia has said it will bury us. So it's up to us to watch and pray. Thank you for reading this, and you can put all or any part of it in your paper. I'm not ashamed to sign my name. PRESTON C. FUNK Oct. 31, 1974 705 Park Drive Hope, Ark. Ed. Note: Mr. Funk is correct. The Star did run in the tetters to the Editor column on Oct, 30 a letter in which the signature said "Name withheld on request." This was a clear violation of Star policy. The editor handled letters on the Local Option question personally and saw to it that all had published names and addresses. This particular letter was sent to the composing room without our knowledge, causing a repimand to the staff. The irritating part of this is that your editor returned one organization's letter and asked that It be given one or more signatures for publication. It never was returned to us. We apologize to Mr. Funk and all our other readers for publishing the one letter, whose author was afraid to stand up and be counted.' Your editor gets on the line in a contraversy. You know his name and address. And we have the right to demand the same published identification in letters from our readers. Alex. H. Washburn Greers Ferry hit by storm GREERS FERRY, Ark. (AP) — A storm that may have been a tornado ripped through the Narrows section of Greers Ferry Lake this morning, causing heavy damage at one boat dock and overturning at least one house trailer. Dorothy Bridwell, operator of the Narrows Boat Dock, described the storm as a tornado. She said the storm damaged most of the 170 boats docked at the marina. She said many boats were overturned and that County voting precincts Polls open from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. l-A: Hope Fire Station 1-B: James Motor Company 1-C: City Trading Post 1-D: Jones Field House 2-A: Third Floor Courtroom 2-B: First Floor Courtroom Ward 3: W.O.W. Hall 4-A: Hope City Hall 4-B: Hope City Hall Box 5: Young Chevrolet Company Box 6: Tate Auto Company Bingen: Community Building Blevins: Home EC Cottage Burke's Store: Burke's Store Columbus: School Building Cross Roads: Gilbert's Store DeAnn: Community Building Fulton: Fulton Library Guernsey: School Building Jaka Jones: H.E. Sutton's Store McCaskill: R.C.I. Building McNab: Community Building Ozan: Town Hall Patmos: Town Hall Rocky Mound: Baptist Church Saratoga: School Building Sardis No. 1: Baptist Church Sardis No. 2: Church Building Shover Springs: Fellowship Hall Spring Hill: Agri Building Stephenson School House: Buck Martin's Home Washington: Elementary School Gym. Radio Station KXAR will carry all election returns starting at 7:55 p.m. Tuesday. a number of roofs on party barges were blown across the lake. She said timbers were blown through a number of craft. No injury was reported. A spokesman at the Cleburne County Sheriff's office said there had been reports of extensive damage in the Narrows area. He said authorities were on the way to the scene. Minnie Brown, an employe of the Narrows Inn and Restaurant, said she heard the storm pass over her home at about 2 a.m. She said she heard a "terrible roar" and that she was certain it was a tornado. Mrs. Brown she said she could see the Narrows Boat Dock from the motel. She described the scene this way: "It. looks like a complete disaster. There are hardly any boats, that are not damaged at least a little bit. Some have sunk.. They're crammed up together...all piled up right on top of each other. There's no way of knowing what damage there is." Mrs. Brown also said the roof had been blown off much of the narrows motel on the other side of the lake. She also said she had heard reports that the Shiloh Boat Dock was damaged. Mrs. Brown said her daugh-" ter, her son-in-law and their daughter were in their mobile home when the storm hit. "The trailer tipped clear over and sat back up," Mrs. Brown said. "You can see the imprint. the whole back side is demolished. It doesn't look like they have one stick of furniture that isn't broken. The dishes were in the middle of the floor." Mrs. Brown said she believed the Taylors would nave been seriously injured if they had not wound up underneath a mattress.

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