Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on November 11, 1974 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, November 11, 1974
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TheJdHorSdys: ,V It's a switch: What some voters wanf is Representation without Taxation. Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin by The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Hsmpsteod VOL. 76—No. 25 —12 Pages Member nf the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features of fho Bowie Knife Star HnPP \RKAV«AC A/tnwriAv Mrurtt%*t>tnr» .. ,«*. A *. net paid circulations months ending Sept. SO, IWi—4,11! ° ' R ANSAS MONPAY ' NOVEMBER 11, 1974 As filed with Audit Bureau of Orculatlons, sabjeit to audit. 10c Razorback football threatened by federal order scheduled Nov. 15 In the November issue of Razorback News, which is distributed to all members of the Razorback Club, Arkansas football coach Frank Broyles appeals to Arkansas fans to protest immediately a federal regulation which is scheduled to become effective Nov. 15 (this Friday) — a regulation which threatens to destroy the football programs of all universities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits sex discrimination in education programs that receive federal aid. will go to President Ford for signature unless a nation-wide protest is received by Nov. 15. While the University athletic program receives no federal funds other departments of the school do; therefore the football orocram is threatened. The effect of Title IX would be to compel the university to divide its football gate receipts equally with women's sports—meaning disaster for football, since it generates most of the revenue supporting all athletics. Wire or airmail your protest to the following: Rep. Ray Thornton, M.C. House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515 And— Caspar Weinberger, Secretary Department of Health, Education & Welfare 330 Independence Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 Here is the full text of Coach Broyles' letter (Brooks Shults of Fulton, a Razorback Club member and former trustee of the University, mentioned it to your editor Saturday and we obtained his copy Sunday night): You, the Arkansas fans, have been tremendous in your support of the Razorbacks—and now I am calling on you for your help in an urgent matter vital to everyone involved in intercollegiate athletics. Pending federal legislation regarding sex discrimination poses a very serious threat to the future of the intercollegiate athletic department 'here at the University of Arkansas, and at.every college as well. ~" I will,explain.how ,you_ga.njielp,,but first.some per* tinent background information: /;/' On June 20,1974, the Department ,of Health, Education and Welfare published in the Federal Register proposed regulations to implement Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX, as it is conimonly called, prohibits sex discrimination in education programs or activities which receive federal financial assistance. Although intercollegiate athletics receives no federal assistance, we come under this regulation because other departments of the University do receive federal monies. The public has until November 15,1974, to comment on the proposed Title IX regulations at which time they may or may not be revised before they are sent to the President for his signature. When President Ford signs them, they become law. The Title IX requirements could easily bankrupt every athletic department in the country. Although equal aggregate expenditures are not required for men's and women's athletic programs, equal opportunity and comparable expenditures must be provided in each and every sport and for the two programs as a whole. This leaves an athletic department only two choices: (1) Double your present budget, or (2) Divide your present budget equally between men's and women's programs. This would mean complete disaster to the men's program. This legislation would also in time hurt the women's program. The men's program would be so depleted it would lose its public appeal and the revenue would drop drastically, and as a result both programs would suffer. For the record, I am in favor of women's athletics. I think it is in the best interest of the University to have a strong female intercollegiate athletic program, just as the success of the men's athletics has been an obvious asset to the entire University. And the women's program is in good hands. The University has named a co-ordinator for women's sports, Miss Ruth Cohoon, and under her guidance women representing the University of Arkansas have won statewide honors in five different sports. I certainly support the gradual and planned expansion of the women's program with an equal opportunity to compete based on the demonstrated interest of the women students at our University. But the provisions of Title IX, as they now read, would create unbridled havoc and could inflict irreparable damage on all college athletic departments. Here are our specific objections to Title IX: (1) No provision for revenue sports. I feel that revenue- producing sports should have an exemption to the extent of their gross receipts or donations. All monies generated by revenue-producing sports should be retained for the conduct of their respective programs. (2) Comparable expenditures required for all sports and the two programs as a whole. Although equal aggregate expenditures are not required by Title IX, when questioned specifically on any budget item, HEW representatives consistently interpret "comparable" expenditures as being equal expenditures. Thus we would be forced to budget equal amounts for scholarships, recruiting, equipment, coaches, and travel for all men's and women's sports without regard to the ability to show returns in the budget through gate receipts or enhancing donor programs. UNDER THE CURRENT PROVISIONS OF TITLE IX, ALL DONATIONS TO THE RAZORBACK CLUB WOULD HAVE TO BE DIVIDED EQUALLY BETWEEN MEN'S AND WOMEN'S INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS. In oirder'toprevenlrthferdisruption orllestructiori of the finest amateur athletic program 'in the " world— ' intercollegiate athletics—I earnestly solicit your help.'As r an individual interested in athletics and as a United States citizen, you have two courses of action: CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSMAN. Get intercollegiate athletics exempted from Title IX. Influence HEW to rewrite Title IX realistically from the points made in this letter. WRITE HEW. Voice your disapproval of the proposed Title IX Guidelines as published by HEW in the Federal Register June 20, 1974, using objections printed in this letter. Address your correspondence to: Caspar Weinberger, Secretary; Department of Health, Education & Welfare; 330 Independence Avenue, N.W.; Washington D.C. 20201. Unless we act swiftly and emphatically, Title IX could become law by November 15, 1974. I urge you to ACT IMMEDIATELY. Sincerely, FRANK BROYLES U.S. oil refining operations cut NEW YORK (AP) - Domestic oil refining operations have been cut back in recent weeks because of a decline in demand for petrolem products and a significant buildup in inventories. The report came today from the American Petroleum Institute, which estimated demand for petroleum products declined 3.7 per cent the first 10 months of the year. January-October demand averaged 16.4 million barrels a day, compared with 17.2 million a day for the full 12 months of 1973. Oil's largest trade group also reported domestic oil production continues to decline despite a 20.4 per cent increase in well completions. The drilling report said the four-year decline in domestic production will continue until the industry has sufficient time to install production and transportation facilities for newly discovered fields. Domestic production the first 10 months was estimated at 8.9 million barrels a day. Last year's production of 9,181,000 barrels a day compared with a record 9,637,000 average recorded in 1970. The reports were released as the institute, which represents all segments of the domestic industry, opened its annual two- day meeting. John E. Hodges, director of statistics, said inventories of crude oil and petroleum products totaled 1.1 billion barrels at the end of October or 8.9 per cent above the comparable year earlier level. He said domestic refineries processed 3.4 per cent less crude oil the first 10 months of the year but that the buildup in inventories caused October operations to be cut to 12.2 million barrles a day or 4.8 per cent below the same month in 1973. Hodges described the first 10 months as a unique period for industry statistics because of the Arab embargo. "The supply-demand constraints resulting from the embargo invalidate that period as a basis for a comparison with previous periods," he said. "For a more accurate assessment, we must compare April- October periods." Hodges said April-October demand was only two per cent less than the same 1974 period as opposed to the 3.7 per cent decline indicated by the 10- month comparison. "The two per cent decline doesn't tell the whole story either," Hodges said, adding that such a trend must be weighed against the substantial increases of recent years. Correction In Friday's edition of The Star, the story concerning the Senior Citizens' Nutritional and Recreational program contained a name error. Site director of the program is Mrs. Frank Turley, not Mrs. Frank Kelly as printed. The Star regrets the error. OAS could begin voting tonight on Cuban issue QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - The secretary-general of the Organization of American States says he is certain the OAS will vote to lift its 10-year-old diplomatic and economic sanctions against Cuba. "We will have the 14 votes," said Galo Plaza. "All we need now is to agree on the precise wording of the resolution." Voting could begin tonight at the OAS foreign ministers' meeting that began Friday. Twenty-one nations are entitled to vote, and a two-thirds majority is required for action. A draft resolution presented by Venezuela, Colombia and Costa Rica calls for the lifting of the sanctions and includes a key clause "reaffirming the principle of nonintervention into the affairs of other states." But some diplomats expressed doubt that agreement on the wording of the resolution would be reached. Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay have said they will vote against ending sanctions. Nicaragua has said it is abstaining, and diplomatic sources said Haiti, which first was in favor of lifting the ban, now may abstain. CRACKDOWN on sugar producers is promised by Treasury Secretary William E. Simon who said government investigators are looking into the sugar industry's soaring profits to determine if they're "undue." Miss your paper? City Subscribers: If you fail to receive your Star please phone 777-3431 between 6 and 6:30 p.in.-Saturday before or by 5 p.m. and a carder will deliver your paper. Park superintendent recognized Mill erg strike tonight DANNY RANKIN, at left, superintendent at Old Washington Historic State Park, was presented the Superintendent of the Year award at the annual superintendents conference held at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View last week. The annual award is presented to park superintendents in recognition for outstanding accomplishments in the parks department. Rankin, who assumed his duties as park superintendent last year, was cited at the conference for his outstanding leadership, public relations, and administrative management abilities. C.G. Barton, Ouachita Regional Supervisor with the state parks department, made the presentation. Berlin gang blamed for slaying of judge BERLIN (AP) —Police were' searching today for about half a dozen members of a gang who shot to death Guenter von Drenfcmann, Berlin's top judge, at his home Sunday night. Authorities said the gunmen •*?" f -m&y have Intended, to kidnap Drenkmann, the' 64-year-old president of the city's highest court, and shot him in a struggle when he resisted. Police said they could not exclude the possibility that the shooting was connected with the death of a leftist prisoner here on Saturday. The prisoner, Holger Meins, 33, a member of the Baader-Meinhof gang, died after a two-month-long hunger strike to protest cruelty by prison authorities. Authorities said Meins' death was from the effects of his fasting although he had been arti- ficially nourished. The leaders of the Baader- Meinhof gang were arrested in the spring of 1972. Since then Andreas Baader, Ulrike Mein- hof and other alleged gang members have been awaiting trial. ( ' , The Baader-Meinhof. gang was officially decared West Germany's "public enemy No. 1" in the 1960s and was accused of a number uf robberies and bombing in which four American servicemen and several German police officers died. The main trial of the jailed gang members has been set for next summer in Stuttgart. State Interior Minister Kurt Neubauer told newsmen Drenkmann had no direct involvement with trials involving Baader-Meinhof gang members. PLO group to appear during debate at UN NEW YORK (AP) - Yasir Arafat, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization was flying to New York today with a 17-member PLO delegation that will appear during the United Nations devate on Palestine, guerrilla sources said. However, neither the guerrilla sources in Beirut nor authorities in New York would add any details for security reasons. Arafat had not been expected to arrive until after the 14-day U.N. General Assembly debate begins on Wednesday. Security-concious American officials were still trying to persuade the Palestinians to stay at a military garrison or on the Coast Guard installation on Governor's island at the tip of Manhattan. But the Palestinians balked at being shuttled to and from the United Nations by helicopter, claiming it would interfere with their contact with diplomats and reporters. Arafat is scheduled to address the General Assembly on Wednesday and to leave later that day for Cuba. The Beirut paper An Nahar said Arafat would probably stay with the PLO delegation at the United Nations or at one of the Arab consulates in New York. A spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Beirut said visas had been issued to nine members of the PLO information delegation and 10 members of the official PLO delegation. But he said no visa had been issued to Arafat by any U.S. Embassy in the Middle East. "Without one he cannot be admitted to the United States," the spokesman said. But he did not rule out the possibility Arafat may get his visa from an Embassy on the way to New York. Last Thursday at a secret location in Lebanon, Arafat taped an interview that was aired Sunday on ABC—TV's "Issues and Answers" program. In the interview he was asked if he thought another Middle East war was inevitable. Moving his hands before him Arafat replied: "I can see it. I can touch it." Asked how it might be avoided, he said "If America stops its unconditional aid; if America stops its continued support; if America stops its joint planning with Israel, then we can stop the war." If another war breaks out, Arafat said the Arabs "must use the oil weapon — isn't it one of their available weapons?" Burglaries under probe Hope police Monday were investigating the theft of five television sets from Houston City Furniture Store on Third and Hazel Streets. Also under probe were two cigarette machine breakins which occurred over the weekend at the Holiday Inn and at the Gulf Station on 1-30. NEW job for Washington D.C. television producer Sheila Rabb Weidenfeld is serving as First Lady Betty Ford's press secretary. Ms. Weidenfeld replaced Helen McCain Smith, Pat Nixon's press liaison. Guerrilla bases hit by Israelis TEL AVIV (AP) — Israeli jet fighters bombed Arab guerrilla concentrations in Lebanon today for the first time in three weeks, the military command said. No damage or casualties were immediately reported. The attack came only a few hours after Israel warned it would continue its all-out war on terrorists. A spokesman said the planes returned safely to base after the mission over southeast Lebanon, an area the Israelis call "Fatahland" for the high concentration of Al Fatah guerrillas. No specific guerrilla action prompted the attack, the spokesman said, adding, "We hit them wherever we think is best and whenever the time is right." Arrest made in hit-run accident Ottis Johnson, 34, of Texarkana, Ark. was released Monday on |500 bond in connection with a hit-and-run accident which injured Randall Spencer, 20, of Hope. Spencer, riding a motorcycle, was enroute to work Friday when he was hit on North Washington Street. Johnson was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, and with driving on the wrong side of the street, according to Hope police. His case will be tried Tuesday in municipal court. WASHINGTON (AP) - A nationwide coal strike will begin just after midnight but most mines already were shut for the holiday. Union and industry negotiators are optimistic about reaching a new contract. Another bargaining session was scheduled today. While •both sides say they are making progress, a settlement "appears unlikely before midweek at the earliest. "I certainly feel we are not too many days away from a settlement," said Guy Farmer, the chief industry negotiator. "We're getting closer ... but I can't say when," said United Mine Workers President Arnold Miller. Each day of delay will further prolong the strike, now expected to last at least two weeks. That's the estimated time required for miners to vote on any tentative pact. The government says a walkout of any longer duration will begin to force production cutbacks in other industries and result in layoffs of thousands of workers. A strike is unavoidable because of the UMW's "no contract no work" tradition, and because ratification of any settlement would require about 10 days. Thus, the length of the walkout depends on the negotiators' ability to hammer out a new agreement that will win rank-and-file approval. The current contract expires at 12:01 , a,mv Tuesday. .1 After,, furious last minute' stockpiling Saturday, most coal mines were idle Sunday and are expected to remain so until >'the union's 120,000members approve a new contract. Were the mines to work today — Veteran's Day — the companies would have to pay triple wages under holiday provisions of the current pact. The negotiators met until 11 p.m. Sunday before recessing for the night, the latest they have worked in nearly a week. As he emerged from the talks, Farmer said he thought it would be midweek before a settlement was worked out. Earlier, he had been hopeful of . an agreement over this past weekend. Several industries — notably railroads and steel companies — are expected to feel the initial effect of the strike. Consumers cut down on sugar WASHINGTON (AP) Record high sugar prices have provoked consumers in ihe United States and some other wealthy countries to cut consumption, the Agriculture Department says. Retail sugar prices have climbed sharply in the United States and show no sign of retreating soon. Five-pound bags of sugar that cost about 70 cents a year ago were selling for $2.20 or more last week and were expected by some retail officials to climb to over $3 per bag in the near future. L.C. Hurt, a specialist in the Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service, predicted that world sugar output in the crop year which began last May 1 will be a record 81.1 million metric tons, but world consumption will take practically all that is produced. The new estimate is about two million tons less than forecast a few months ago, and only 600,000 tons above the 80.$ million tons produced in 197374. Hurt said the production increase is less than one per cent, while consumption is up 1.5 million tons, or almost 2 per cent from the 79.5 million tons consumed last season.

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