Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 8, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, November 8, 1974
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The late Brown Turner, Of Oiaft, laid The Editor: ,; «U*+« The trouble with our Country is: Ths garage is where the smoke-house ought to . -', :••'?"•' . I * ^gj^^ ^ ur Daily Bread liced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn i% jpecial report on lillwoodfishing linois man ispite the seasonal draw- .1 of Millwood Lake, and istant interruption by record out-of state fishermen ill journey to Southwest •Kansas to try their luck. ,(Your editor recently was ited by the U.S. Corps of k _jgineers office to make a tour [of the draw-down operation— jtkit the invitation went for Aaught because it rained all lat week.) One of our recent visitors was inn A. Brokaw, Jr., a staff •iter for the daily Pantagraph ,„» Bloomington-Normal, 111., %io put up at Perry Campbell's v ^Millwood Inn at the lake. Perry f-f sent us a copy of his published flreport in the Pantagraph of >H Sunday, Sept. 29. That sounds a ij little out-of date, but Perry //didn't forward it to us until Oct. % 14—and it and a lot of other 1 items were sidetracked be- j cause of our newspaper's i engagement in the approaching general election. ' Here is the Pantagraph report, published in part v because of space limitation: By JOHN A. BROKAW, JR. , Bloomington-Normal (HI.) Pantagrapr For the past three years, Erma and I have traveled to - Millwood Lake in southwest ' Arkansas for what we think is ,the finest bass fishing to be had , anywhere in the fall of the year. t \ Millwood Lake is a 30,000 acre .'impoundment, 20,000 acres of is flooded timberland. It 'Jies 715 miles south and east of oomington-Normal near the of Hope just off Interstate , and with the exception of 14 i 'miles, it's four lanes all the gas. ter ler ijra In 1972 we found the lake to be .'i[in excellent condition. The i Jyrater was completely clear and Tfishing was super. It warranted '- return in 1973 when the fishing ras also super, but not quite up 1972. Heavy rains in iklahoma dumped muddy r ater into the lake and made iarts of it unfishable— specially for bass. But where jpear water existed, bass fish- ffipg was super. I might also add, Jpj) 1972 and 1973, the crappie and f Weam fishing was tops. The years we have fished [llwood Lake, it has always .|been the last two weeks in ('September. AgThis year, however, things 7 San different. The weatlier has tfce'en a very important fact 1 governing the fishing. The Hope ~ Ji ~ received 16 inches of rain four-day period and of •se this caused Millwood to and get muddy in may i. Since we fish mainly for we were restricted to ig a very few of the clear areas. Off-colored water 't hurt fishing if it isn't too Idy. In short, tea-colored can provide excellent |jng and it is, but this year fishing isn't consistent. We i days where we really tear up, sometimes catching a (dred bass, some up to three Is, but then we have also days when we've never completely skunked, but been close. sure my friend from Lake lington, Everett Biddle, Id chuckle about this fact- catching yellow bass, over one-half pound, and are hitting Little Georges, Champs and you name it. are somewhat bigger and jer than your yellows, Mr. le, but they have made presence known, sum it up, the bass fishing [wood Lake is not up to Rains, winds and cold >er have slowed the It's still the best fall fishing lake in the area, r >t producing to capacity. rlake is in the process of lowered, but untimely are yo-yoing the water and the fish don't seem to where to go or stay. It's telbyville Lake, only in . Where Shelbyville has Hempsteod County- Home of the Bowie Knife Star Member'.niie AssociatHl Press VOL. 76—\o. 23 —12 Pages Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features ARKANSAS FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 8. t!)74 Av. not paid circulation 6 months ending Sept. 30,1974—4,118 »>l!lrK 10f As filed with Audit Burcnu of Circulation*, subject to audit. ^» ni ^ rj 1W Train-truck crash injures diiver Ohio judge acquits former guardsmen -Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Roger Head Spilled lumber lies along railroad track|? at McNab Judge Wilson tightens Up on bus-passing violations Recently, a charge was brought in the Municipal Court of Hempstead County, which involved the passing of a school bus that had stopped to discharge school children. A fifty dollar fine plus court costs was levied. Municipal Judge John L. Wilson gave notice that anyone pleading guilty/ to or anyone found guilty of passing a school bus. while either discharging or receiving school children would, in addition to being fined, lose their driver's license for not less than 60 days. Recently, Judge Wilson issued a caveat in which he stated that anyone convicted of or pleading guilty to speeding in a school zone would automatically lose their driver's license on a first offense for not less than thirty days, and on a second offense 'tor iwtless %in sixty,.days. In a statement issued for Cancer-water link found in N. Orleans NEW ORLEANS, La. (AP) — Drinking water from the Mississippi River could be the cause of 15 to 20 per cent of cancer deaths among white males in Louisiana river towns, an environmental group says. These deaths could be avoided if the communities taking water from the river switched to ground water or filtered cancer causing substances out of the river water, the Environ- K.C. Paddie is promoted Kenneth C. Paddie today was elected president and general manager of Greening-Ellis Company. Mr. Paddie is a native of Hope and a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He has been associated with the firm since 1971, having resigned as a branch manager of Worthen Bank of Little Rock to enter the insurance business in Hope. There has been no change of ownership. Fred 0. Ellis will serve as chairman of the board and Leonard F. Ellis will remain as vice-president; and Mrs. Kenneth (Cissie) Paddie as secretary-treasurer. 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. been dropping all year, or since July, Millwood is going up and down. If you decide to fish this lake, the first two weeks in October should be promising. ; Barring further rains, the lake level should be four feet low and this means the fish will be congregated. Millwood Lake is still the best fall bass lake that I've ever fished and when it's off, it's still good. One can go out anytime and catch enough to eat. mental Defense Fund said Thursday. "In New Orleans alone, this would avert about 60 deaths per year in white males, out of approximately 350 cancer deaths per year in white males," the organization said. The study was conducted only in Louisiana communities along a 250-mile stretch of the river and was confined to white males. A spokesman for the organization said the results could apply to towns in other parts of the country. More than one million persons in 11 parishes (counties), or more than a third of Louisiana's population, use drinking water from the Mississippi River, the study said. Water from the river was found to contain carcinogens- chemical or biological agents that have been found to increase the chances that tumors will form. Dr. Robert H. Harris said the study showed statistically significant evidence that Mississippi River drinking water was associated with higher cancer deaths. But cancer experts warn'that such studies may overlook other factors that might also be responsible for the rate of cancer deaths. "We recognize there are multiple factors in cancer etiology and we haven't looked at all of them," Harris said. South gets more rain By The Associated Press Fair and pleasant autumn weather favored most of the nation's interior today while more rain fell on parts of the South and the West. Nearly an inch of rain soaked Lake Charles, La., during the night as showers spread from Texas and Oklahoma eastward to Mississippi. Rain also sprinkled the northern Rockies, mixed with occasional snow, and ranged into Nevada and northern California. publication, Judge Wilson said, "The number of vehicles operating on our city streets and our county roads have almost doubled in the last 15 years. Therefore, any traffic violation is serious. However, a traffic violation that involves school children and school buses will not be treated lightly in my court. Anyone who is .apprehended and charged with ^tolatin'^iyeed laws and. "passing sdhool buses may/as well get ready to do without their driver's license for an extended period of time provided they plead guilty or further provided that they are found guilty of the offense charged." The Judge also pointed out that every traffic violation involving a moving vehicle goes to a computer bank in Little Rock, and Washington, D.C. Three or more traffic violations may result in an individual losing his or her driver's license for a protracted period of time and if violations continued, they are apt to be barred permanently from driving any sort of vehicle. Talks end; no progress is reported JERUSALEM (AP) — Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger ended talks in Israel today with no reported break throughs toward new Middle East peace negotiations, but he said possibilities still exist and "we will jointly explore them." Kissinger took off for Tunisia for talks with President Habib Bourguiba before returning to Washington. Summing up his 21-hour stay in Israel, Kissinger said, "The talks have been good. We know where we are going. We will explore carefully and deliberately, and we will stay in close touch with each other. We have hope for the future." Kissinger evidently noted the anxiety in Israel about his Middle East mission. He said at Jerusalem airport that he had made nine or 10 trips to Israel in the past year and -there has always been a great deal of speculation about the momentous changes that are going to be brought about in policy as a result of my visit, and what new pressures may be brought on Israel. "And then we meet, and we agree, and we pursue a common approach, and we remain on the course, which is t.o move si. siep toward a just and lastd inx peace in the area." Man hurt in crash at McNab MCNAB — A Frisco train collided with a tractor-trailer rig owned and driven by James M. G Brasfield of Texarkana, Texas Thursday at the railroad crossing on Highway 355 in McNab. The accident occurred about 1:15 p.m. According to Arkansas State Police Trooper Robert Neel, Brasfield was approaching the crossing when he saw the train and could not stop in time. He then tried to speed up and clear "/the tracks, but the train's engine struck the trailer about 20 feet from the rear. Brasfield, 53, suffered lacerations and brusies, according to Neel. He was transported by ambulance to Wadley Hospital in Texarkana. Brasfield was headed south on Highway 355 while the train was headed east when the collision occurred. Brasfield was carrying a load of lumber for American Manufacturing Company which is located in Texarkana, Neel said. The cab of the 1965 International tractor unit was completely demolished by the train engine. The train was left straddling the tracks headed north while three others cars of the train were derailed. No warning light is located at the scene of the accident. Only markers painted on the highway tell of a railroad crossing. CLEVEMND, Ohio (AP) U.S. Dist. Judge Frank J. Bat- list! granted today a motion for acquittal of eight former Ohio National Guardsmen indicted in the 1970 Kent State shootings. Battlsti said the evidence at the conclusion of the government's case was not sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendants had a specific intent to deprive anyone of their civil rights. He said, "We're not dealing with grossly negligent discharge of duty. We're not 'dealing with the intention to wound or maim, but only with the special intention to deprive one of certain rights." He told the jury that "at the start of this trial I told you that you would decide certain facts, but at the conclusion of the government's case there are no facts to be decided by you. "As a matter of law, the defendants must be acquitted of the offenses with which they arc charged," Battisti went on. "I found no intention on the part of any defendant to deprive anyo i of his civil 'rights." Miners await walkout notice WASHINGTON (AP) - Contract talks between the United Mine Workers and the coal operators have moved into the critical stage, but for thousands of miners today was likely to be the last day of work before a predicted nationwide strike. Both sides acknowledge that a walkout is unavoidable but are pressing negotiations to keep the strike short. Even if a tentative agreement is reached before the old contract expires, there isn't enough time to ratify it under the union's cumbersome rules, and union officials have ruled out extending the contract. Meanwhile, an administration spokesman says that a strike could mean a cut in steel production immediately, reduced electric power generation and hospital and school functions within three weeks, and a loss of some 280,000 jobs for noncoal industry workers. These were federal estimates, but there are virtually no federal plans to cope with these potential difficulties. The eight were cliarsed with willfully assaulting and intimidating the victims of the May 4, 1070, flareup in which four students were killed and nine others were wounded. The eight also were charged with depriving the victims and others of the rights to protection against loss of freedom without due legal process. Five also were charged with aiding and encouraging each other in their actions. The shootings capped a four- day series of demonstrations protesting U.S. military involvement in Cambodia. The guardsmen were ordered to (he, campus May 2, when a campus building_ was burned during during a nighttime'demonstra- tion. The eight were indicted by a federal grand jury last March. Trial began Oct. 21. The last prosecution witness was heard Thursday. Bolivian uprising reported crushed LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) - Air and ground forces loyal to President Hugo Banzer's military government waged a mop- up campaign today after crushing a oneway revolt in southeast Bolivia. Banzer took personal command of the forces that quelled the rebellion by troops and civilians in the city of Santa Cruz, 330 miles east of La Paz. The government said the re- "olt began at 5 a.m. Thursday and was put clown by midnight. Many of the rebels reportedly fled into the jungles of the Guabira region north of the city, and Banzer ordered operations to continue against them. Casualties were believed high, but no figures were available. Officials said many persons were arrested. The government ordered a state of siege, permitting the detention of persons without formal charges or trial, and prohibiting public meetings. Troops were guarding radio stations. All local news media were put under strict government control, and normal channels for the transmission of news dispatches abroad were closed down. The fate of three alleged leaders of the revolt — Genni Julio Prado, Gen. Orlando Alvarez and Carlos Valverde, a former minister of health — was not announced. There were rumors they had been killed or arrested. Prado's son, an army major, led another unsuccessful attempt to overthrow the government last June. Banzer, who came to power in a bloody coup three years ago, has promised to hold elec- tions next June 6, but some elements in the military feel that the armed forces should remain in power. Rebel broadcasts accused Banzer of "malad- ministration" and said the rebels wanted to restore a spirit of nationalism. landlocked, Andean Bolivia is South America's poorest country with a per capita income of $234 a year. It has had 180 governments in 148 years of independence, and Banzer's regime says it has foiled more than a dozen plots to overthrow it. OAS may lift Cuban embargo QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Organization of American States is expected to write an official end to its 12-year-old embargo against Cuba at a foreign ministers' meeting opening today. A two-thirds vote — 14 of the 21 nations meeting — is needed to put an official end to the diplomatic and economic sanctions against Fidel Castro's Communist regime. Twelve of the governments already are on record in favor of repeal, and diplomats arriving for the five-d. / meeting anticipated that at least two more would come out on the side of the majority. Heated debate is expected, however, with the conservative. military regimes in Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay waging a determined battle to maintain the official quarantine even though it has become ineffective. Truck hits building, damages cars A TRUCK DRIVEN by Clifford J. Johnson of Hope sideswiped the Martindale Clinic on Main Street at 9:45 a.m. Friday setting off a chain reaction that left two parked cars heavily damaged. Johnson, according to investigating officer William Haltom, apparently had suffered a seizure. He was taken —Hope (.Ark.I Star photo by Pod Rogers by Hempstead county ambulance to Memorial Hospital and treated for leg injuries. The damaged cars belonged to Dean Murphy of Hope (shown above at right), and Bradley Green of Emmet. Johnson was charged with having no driver's license.

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