Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 7, 1974 · Page 9
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, November 7, 1974
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Thursday, November 7, 1974 HOPE (ARK.) STAR Page Niftt Supporters of 6 57' predict economic loss to state . . ... . —.... . _ ... .* * ...t^ llnlilro thfOA lithel* CCrti- pfiy ( LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Legislators, who convened at the State Capitol Wednesday were shaking their heads about the defeat of proposed constitutional Amendment 55, which would have removed the constitutional limit on their salaries. "Back to work for $100 a month," one legislator said as the Legislative Council was gaveled to order. Other supporters of the measure, which would have created a state commission to recommend new salary ceilings for legislators and the state's seven constitutional officers every two years, were bewildered, but none was more dismayed than Atty. Gen. Jim Guy Tucker. In an interview, Tucker ex- —Henry Haynes photo with Star camera Kiwanis Club hears Shiver Shiver gives report on Centennial book Harry W. Shiver, chairman of the Centennial Historical Committee, appeared before the Kiwanis Club at its Tuesday meeting at Town and Country Restaurant, discussing the forthcoming Centennial book. Shiver reported that approximately three years of planning had gone into this publication, during which time information and pictures have been collected and assembled in professional form by Mrs. McDowell Turner. Eighty pages of the 140 page book have been completed by the printer with the others to be completed in the near future. In its complete form there will be seven pages devoted to interesting events that have transpired in the early days of Hope.'onelrf^wnich 'was* ; a visit" to small town Hope by the gigantic Ringling Bros, and Barnum and Bailey circus. Eight pages of pictures and texts will be devoted to early homes in Hope; six pages to the early school system; 13 pages given to biographies of influential early citizens, and other pages covering city and state governments, hospitals and libraries, housing and urban renewal, the proving ground, Centennial Belles and Beaus; advertisements and credits. Shiver completed his talk by going back to the early athletic programs of Hope High School. The late Supt. D.L. Paisley is credited with naming the 1919 "Bobcats". He described the Bobcat as being quick, sly, and vicious, and likened the Hope High School Team to this cat. t There were only 16 players on i the 1919 team so anyone who went out for football got to play. Of the original 16 team members those still living in Hope are Comer Boyett, Hamilton Hanegan, Earl O'Neal, and Harry Shiver. New Kiwanis members Tom Everett and Tommy Russell were officially inducted into the club by Ronnie Phillips, chairman of the membership development committee. Jim Parrish of Little Rock, Mrs. Mel Thrash, Jack Martin, and Earl O'Neal all of Hope were guests at Tuesdays meeting. In the November board meeting which followed the program, the Board of Directors accepted the recommendation of the club to un- .derwrite the expense of replacing the'old band stand at Fair Park as one of the club's major projects for the 1974-75 year. Church robber is sentenced LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Walter Jackson Williams, 19, of Little Rock was sentenced Wednesday to 21 years in the state penitentiary after pleading guilty to the armed robbery of the minister of the Little Rock Church of Faith. Willians was sentenced by Judge William Kirby of Pulaski County Circuit Court. Four armed men armed with pistols and a sawed off rifle slipped into the Sunday morning service at the church Sept. 22 and robbed the congregation of more than $100 and two articles of jewelry. About 30 persons were attending the service. FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, looking refreshed after only a few hours sleep, pondered Wednesday afternoon why his fellow Republicans had | gone down in defeat across th? country in the general election,. | but he had survived. Hammerschmidt, Arkansas only Republican congressmann defeated his Democratic challenger, Bill Clinton, 28, of Fa- yetteviile, by an unofficial but complete total of 6,168 votes m a contest that wasn't decided until Wednesday. , "Nearly all my friends in the House have gone down tne drain and the issues and propaganda involved were just about the same as mine," Hammerschmidt, 52, of Harrison |" Arkansas is the most Democratic state in the nation, Hammerschmidt said, -andI except for their rejection of Sen. George McGovern, D^D, for the presidency in 1972, the> have never voted Republican^ This strong tradition and the general frustration of the people contributed to the difficulty of his campaign, Hammerschmidt said. "The people expressed a deep and general frustration," he added. "High prices and inflation were part of it. A growing disenchantment and mistrust of government was another. There was some fallout from Watergate as well as the Presidential pardon and amnesty." Clinton, a law professor at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, said Wednesday that his campaign "came so far, but not quite far enough." Clinton, a Rhodes scholar who worked in McGovern's presidential campaign, said he still planned to remain active in politics. He did not say what, if any, office he might seek in the future. He said he wanted to analyze the results of Tuesday's election first. Paul Fray, Clinton's campaign manager, said he no longer thought Hammerschmidt could be beaten. "He will be with us forever," Fray said. pressed frustration at having to continue living on his $6,000-a- year salary and said he might have to "engage in some kind of business or legal practice after being certain it did not create a conflict of interest." If he doesn't do that, Tucker said, he figured the measure's defeat meant he must devise a way of living on his $188.67*a- month take-home pay. Meanwhile Wednesday, supporters of the proposed constitutional Amendment 57 predicted that the measure's defeat would result in an economic loss to the state. Foes of the measure called its downfall "a great victory" for Arkansans. The measure, defeated by a 6-1 margin, would have allowed the state legislature to set ceilings on interest rates above the current 10 per cent constitutional limit. Public Against 57 said the measure was doomed from its inception for several reasons. The group said the proposal's supporters refused to consult any groups most affected by the proposal, used misleading advertising and false campaign literature and didn't understand that the measure "was an extreme proposal that left no protection against high interest rates." Kenneth Pat Wilson, chairman of the Arkansas Credit Requirements Committee, expressed disappointment over the defeat, saying it was difficult for the voter to make an informed choice "when faced with all the conflicting statements in the media." William J. Smith of Little Rock, the lawyer who drafted the measure, predicted that voters might change their minds about it in 1976 because ot tightening consumer credit. He also said the proposed amendment was "doomed from the start. The squeeze is on the average person right now." Randy Lively, a consultant to the Credit Requirements Committee, predicted that the proposal's defeat could result in an economic depression in Arkansas. Tucker discussed his financial problems with a reporter Wednesday morning. The $188.67-a month take- home pay is what's left after deductions and a $157.60 monthly life insurance. Unlike three other constitutional officers* who receive $5,000 annual salaries, flicker is not married and cannot put a wife on the payroll. The wives of Secretary of State Kelly Bryant, Auditor Jimmie "Red" Jones and Land Commissioner Sam Jofie$ ate on the office payrolls at sala* ries of $12,000 to $15,500. The officials also receive $9,* 000 in "public relations" funds. Tucker, however, ruled out using his public relations account for living expenses. "It's Illegal," he said. Tucker is living on borrowed money that runs out at the end of November, he said. He plans to sell a vacant rental house that he owns to make a payment next spring on that loan, he said. Tucker also is trying to off his 1972 campaign debt. Me indicated that he beUevsd Aftiendmettt 55 failed because the ballot title gave voters the idea that it meant increased spending. "...With economic condiliona being as they are," he said, "unless the people fully undef* stood it, they would not vote tof it." He said the Amendment 55 campaign did not fully inform the voters. Rep. Cal Ledbetter Jr. of Little Rock said he had expected all of the proposed amendments to be defeated because of opposition to the usury proposal. "I was surprised that Amendment 55 was singled out to go down with 57," he said. "I'm very disappointed. 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