Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 8, 1974 · Page 6
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, November 8, 1974
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Page Six Marriages decrease; divorces increase WASHINGTON (AP) Americans arc getting married less and divorced more than in the past, according to a Census Bureau report. The bureau said Thursday that in the last four years the nation's divorce rate increased as much as it had in the entire previous 10 years. And at the same time the bureau said more young people are deciding not to get married at all. According to the bureau survey made in March, there were 63 divorced persons in 1974 for every 1,000 married persons living with their spouses. This compared with 47 in 1970 and 35 in 1960. In the 12-month period ending in March there were 925,000 divorces, an increase of some 200,000 over the estimated 703,000 divorces in all of 1973. The Census Bureau made no attempt to explain the increase in the divorce rate. While there has been a decline in the number of single persons over 35, the report noted there has been an increase in the proportion of single young persons, particularly women, establishing their own households. For example, in the 20 to 24 age bracket, there has been an increase since 1960 from 28 to 39 per cent in the number of women who have remained single, while the percentage of men remaining single has grown from 53 to 57 per cent. On the other hand, in the over-35 age group, the number of males who have never married, has declined since 1960 from 7.8 per cent to 6.3 percent, and the number of females from 7.2 to 5.2 per cent. "Whether the tendency among the younger group to refrain from marrying represents merely a postponement of first marriage or a development of a trend towards lifelong singleness is not known," the report said. Eric Linklater ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) — Scottish author Eric Linklater, who had been receiving treatment for a heart disease, died Thursday. He was 75. Among Linklater's more than 30 books was "Juan in America," a comic novel involving the adventures of a young European working his way across the United States. James F. Matlack DENVER, Colo. (AP) — James F. Matlack, 61, former associate editor and vice president of the Times-Call in Longmont, Colo., died Wednesday. HOPK (ARK.) vSTAR Friday, November 8. 1974 IMUvSIDENT WALTER 0. Spencer studies the freshly introduced corporate symbol of the Sherwin-Williams Co. The long popular "Cover the Earth" trademark is being retired after more than 70 years of continuous use. A new identification system was introduced today in Cleveland by the company. According to Spencer, the new symbol enables Sherwin- Williams to emphasize its expanding expertise in a variety of areas such as adhesives, aerosol packaging, chemicals, etc. Three governors within 2 weeks? LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — For the first time in its history, Arkansas apparently will have three governors within two weeks in January. Lt. Gov. Bob C. Riley and Gov.-clect David H. Pryor twinted out the probability Thursday. Riley, interviewed by telephone from his Arkadelphia home, said he had discussed with Gov. Dale Bumpers and with Pryor the possibility of Bumpers resigning before his lerm expires on Jan. 14. That would allow Bumpers to be sworn-in as a U.S senator on Jan. 3, protecting his Senate seniority. Freshman senators take the oath in the same order as their states entered the Union. Arkansas was 25th. If Bumpers waits until his gubernatorial term expires to go to Washington, he would be last in seniority — or 100th — in the Senate. The resignation would make Riley governor until Pryor takes office on Jan. 14. Riley said Pryor was agreeable to the idea. "I saw them both and reassured them that the transition would be smooth and done with poise," said Riley, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for governor this year. "We would cooperate the fullest with each other to make sure everybody was completely satisfied." Although several key appointments expire Jan. 14, Riley indicated he would let Pryor make them. "I don't plan to do anything unusual," Riley said. "We just want to carry out this unusual and unique historial opportunity with as much dignity and poise as possible." Until Lt. Gov.-elect Joe Purcell is sworn in, Clarence Bell of Parkin, president pro tern- pore of the Arkansas Senate, would take Riley's former job of presiding over the upper chamber. Riley said he did not plan to move into the Governor's Mansion while he is governor. Bumpers said Wednesday he probably would fly to Washington Jan. 2 to be sworn in as the state's freshman senator at noon the next day. However, Bumpers added, "I don't want to say (resignation) is an ironclad commitment in my mind. U. S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE STATISTICAL REPORTING SERVICE U. i. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE U. OF A. COL AGRI. ECONOMICS & RURAL'S IPERATIVB B3HCPTSIOH SERVICE For Week Ending November 3, 1974 For Immediate Release Lictle Rock. Arkansas i ARKANSAS WEEKLY WEATHER AND CROP BULLETIN Rains last week stopped almost all harvesting activities according to the Arkansas Crop and Livestock Reporting Service. A few low-lying areas were flooded. Soil moisture was adequate to surplus throughout Arkansas, except in the north central area. Cotton: Rains halted picking early in the week allowing gins to keep up with cotton deliveries. Some defoliation problems developed again. Leaves failed to shed, and bolls did not open properly. The top crop is especially slow to open for picking. New growth started on some plants. The crop needs 2 weeks of open weather to dry and mature the cotton. Only 76 percent of the bolls were open compared with 94 percent last year at this time. About 36 percent of the crop was picked compared with 61 percent in 1973. Rice: Rice harvest was also slowed by rains, but only a few fields of late rice remain to be combined. About 95 percent of the crop was harvested. Soybeans: Harvesting operations were suspended during the week in most areas, but some combining was attempted where the soil could support the equipment. Harvest of mid-season varieties will continue when dry weather returns. Beans have been slow to size causing small beans and reduced yields. Harvest losses were high in weedy fields. About 28 percent of the crop was harvested, 4 points less than a year earlier. Small Grains: Rains helped land preparation and assured good germination of recently seeded wheat. Early seedings were making excellent growth. Some early yields were fertilized for grazing. Planting of wheat continued as quickly as beans were combined. Corn and Sorghum: Only a few grain sorghum fields remain to b« combined with almost 90 percent of the crop harvested. Hay and Pasture: Fescue was making good growth. Some alfalfa is expected to be cut for hay before the harvest ends. Pastures were providing adequate to surplus forage. Livestock: Cattle were in good condition making gains on the sbwndant pasture available now. Kean tenperatuxes w«re 7 to 12° above normal ranging from tbe low 60's in the north to near 70 in Cb* south. Iteming early in the week was followed by cooling at mid-week and warning again late in en* week. The highest temperature, 84°. -curred at Morrilton and Hot Sfrings on October 30 and at Gilbert on October 31; 'he lowest, 41°, was recorded at Gilbert on November 2. Showers occurred most tr.fi we«k with the largest daily totals occurring early in the week and on the ••'••k-'e-d TVu ve*C*ro h«if of eke St«t« received ooat of the rain with many ^.i-ic.^'reporeiug *W»«mC. in «xc«M of 3 inches. The largese weekly totals ,-;r< « BwhvllU Wieh 5.W !»<*«• «4 « Harrison with 5.28 inches. Rainfall ->u (.':« cascc.ro half of the Scat* r«aged fro- n«*r an inch to a little over 3 inches. State prison case will stay in district court LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Correction Board was told Thursday night that it could pursue the Arkansas prison system's constitutionality case in U.S. District Court. Deputy Atty. Gen. Arthur John Anderson of Little Rock recommended this course of action rather than an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. The five board members indicated that they would adhere to a decision made at their last meeting — to follow the advice of the attorney general's office. Last Monday, the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reconsider its decision declaring the Arkansas prison system unconstitutional. Anderson said the Appeals Court "has indicated that the district court is free to relinquish jurisdiction in the case" should the lower court find the conditions in the prison system to be constitutional. Anderson told board members in a conference telephone call Thursday night that one of the "fundamental reasons" the Appeals Court had denied the board's request for a rehearing was so that the U.S. District Court could take additional evidence in the case — evidence that had not been available 18 months to two years ago. The case probably would be heard by Judge J. Smith Henley of U.S. District Court Little Rock. He prevously has held that the state correction system has been upgraded to constitutional standards. Evidence would be filed with the U.S. District Court and hearings would be held before the board formally asked the court to rule again on the prison's constitutionality. The state Legislative Council had urged Atty. Gen. Jim Guy Tucker and the board to appeal to the Supreme Court. Several legislators have indicated that they thought the Appeals Court was unaware last month of the many changes, they say, have been made since the last evidentiary hearing in the prison case 18 months to two years ago. Since last month, Anderson said, the state had provided the Appeals Court with information regarding these improvements. "In their initial opinion, the 8th Circuit portrayed a very grim picture of the Arkansas prison system which we felt was totally inaccurate," he said. However, he said that in the ruling issued Monday the Appeals Court had acknowledged that major improvements had taken place in the prison system. He, therefore, called the ruling a favorable one. The Appeals Court "has indicated that the district court is free to relinquish jurisidiction in the case" should the lower court find the conditions in the prison system to be constitutional, Anderson said. One board member said he thought the Appeals Court in its ruling Monday "attempted to recognize or give notice that the conditions" at the prisons are not as they were two years ago. A board member called the ruling and the statement accompanying it "a victory on out part" but warned other members against feeling relief too quickly. "They're just giving us an opportunity to bring the facts out," he said. The Appeals Court is expected to issue its mandate Monday. Anderson said he did not think the board should appeal to the Supreme Court because certain factual issues, hopefully, could be resolved by the U.S. District Court. He noted that the Supreme Court reviewed le- gal issues. A legal issue, he explained, would be, for example, whether prisoner mailing lists were constitutional. In the Appeals Court's initial ruling, he explained, it said the mailing lists must be eliminated. The attorney general's office disagreed. That could have been a legal issue to be resolved by the Supreme Court. But in the Appeals Court's order Monday, it "said all mailing lists aren't condemned. So, that question in its legal aspects has been rendered mute." In the original opinion, the Appeals Court had said the Arkansas .prisons were crowded. A factual issue now, he said, is "What is the dividing line for crowdedness?" Anderson said another issue could be whether it was unconstitutional for a prison to be crowded if it was safe and sanitary. "We showed them in our petition for rehearing that Arkansas was exemplary for safety," Anderson contended. No action was taken during the conference call because, Anderson pointed out, that would be illegal, according to an attorney general's opinion. After the conference call, Rush said, "The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals had to base its decision on the information that was pertinent 18 months to two years ago, not today. They're giving us the opportunity to bring all these (new) facts out that are pertinent. "They're not saying we're any more constitutional now than we were two years ago. If we go on to the Supreme Court, these facts that we're so interested in becoming known and being considered could be brought out. "In the long run, we're confident that enough advances have been made that the system will be found to be constitutional." Pry or's goal: a model state , HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - ®bv.-elect David H. Pryor said • Thursday that Arkansas "is one of the few states which can afford the luxury of being selective" regarding economic growth. Pryor said the state could become a model for all state governments and said his administration would seek that goal. Sensible government will be the hallmark of his administration, he said. Pryor promised to be open to all ideas and listen to ways of saving the state money. Old theater closes down CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — The Conway Theater, one of Arkansas' first movie houses to show talking pictures, has closed. S. T. Smith Jr., executor of the estate of his late father, said an order was issued in Faulkner County Probate Court to terminate a lease with United Artists that wasn't due to expire until August 1977. The theater chain paid Smith an undisclosed sum. Smith said the condition of the roof was a major factor in deciding to terminate the lease. The theater once was regarded as one of the finest in the state. When it opened it 1925, it had an organ and orchestra pit. The organ was played before and after the movies at the theater, which had a large stage. Of all gases and vapors, the gas Xenon has the heaviest weight at 5.897 grams per liter. School media center workshop at DeQueen A media center workshop for school superintendents, principals, federal, programs coordinators, and librarians will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the DeQueen High School, DeQueen. This workshop is one of seven being held throughout the state by the State Department of Education's Division of Federal Programs. The workshops are providing information on proper and effective utilization of Title II funds in working toward exemplary media centers in Arkansas's public and private schools. One session will be devoted to discussion of Public Law 93-380, Education Amendments of 1974. Mrs. Corliss M. Howard, coordinator of ESEA Title II for Arkansas, said that school personnel from nine counties— Polk, Montgomery, Howard, Pike, Sevier, Hempstead, Little River, Miller, and Lafayette have been invited to attend the DeQueen meeting. OPIN9AM.*PM MON.THRUSAt HWY.4NORTH*HOPM*MN$A$ "DOOR BUSTERS" SPECIALS PRICES GOOD FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WHILE QUANITIES LAST. HOWARD'S MILK $ 25 GAL INSTANT FOLDER'S COFFEE $ 1 96 ] /bikers 100ZJAR LIMIT2 FRUIT CAKE IN CHRISTMAS CAN 99 1 Lb CAN PREMIUM SALTINE CRACKERS 47 BOX BY NABISCO IIB BOX LIMIT 2 BOXES BUTTERCRUST • 1 1/2 LB LOAF BREAD • HOT ROLLS • HAMBURGER BUNS • HOT DOG BUNS FOR mm SUNSHINE DOG FOOD 50 Ib BAG GRADE ft DOZEN EGGS 69 C HOWARD BROS, RESERVES THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANITIES

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