El Dorado News-Times from El Dorado, Arkansas on March 20, 1975 · Page 23
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El Dorado News-Times from El Dorado, Arkansas · Page 23

El Dorado, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 20, 1975
Page 23
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Ford cited President Gerald R. Ford accepts honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, left, president of University of Notre Dame at South Bend on Monday. The President later addressed the academic convention. ‘Aunt Mary ’ Bittlebrun turns 111 Reportedly eldest pension recipient in I . S. MENA. Ark. <AP) - Mary Bittlebrun celebrated her 111th birthday Wednesday. She said she’s “teeling pretty good, fine, you know.” Mrs. Bittlebrun, widely known as “Aunt Mary,” is Ar- kansas oldest resident, and reported to be the oldest person in the United States receiving social security payments. She was born March 19, 1864, in Bloomington, 111 , and was a school teacher and home- steader in Nebraska and South Dakota before moving to Arkansas in 1920. Her husband died in 1954, and for the past 10 years Mrs. Bittlebrun has been a patient at the Leisure Lodge rest home. 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The National Old Line Building would be purchased by the state under Pryor's plan for expanding state office space. McCain said the bill ‘‘places in jeopardy every piece of private property in Pulaski County.” He said the state could take over property “at the whim of a nine-man council, whether there is a real need for Possible gas rate gouging foreseen Georgia Emerson, rest home administrator, said Mrs. Bittle- ibrun is in ‘‘good health and spirits, for a woman her age.” Miss Emerson said Mrs. Bittlebrun sleeps most of the time, but eats two meals a day. LITTLE ROCK (AP) Bruce Cook, secretary of the Arkansas Oil Marketers Association, said Wednesday that President Ford's proposed $3 per barrel fee on imported oil co.ild raise the cost of gasoline in Arkansas as much as 15 cents per gallon. Cook said it had originally been assumed that the $3 fee would be equally contributed among all products refined from the oil and that such a plan would raise the cost of gasoline for Arkansans by 7.1 cents per gallon. He said, however, that there has been talk in Congress that the tax should be shifted totally to gasoline users, ‘if gasoline users were to shoulder the total $3 fee, Arkansans would experience an increase of 15 cents per gallon,” he said. The tax on the oil has been postponed for 90 days. Cook also said that if any tax at all is levied on gasoline, he believed a proposal by Sen. Dale Bumpers, D-Ark , was the “most sensible.” Bumpers suggested recently that a 5 cent per gallon tax be levied on gasoline and allocated to a trust fund. The fund would be used for research and development of new fuel sources. BOAT FESTIVAL HENLEY, England (UPD -The Henley Royal Regatta held annually in July is well known throughout the world. This year the Thames-side town 36 miles west of London is also staging a boat festival. All kinds of craft from dinghies to luxury yachts will I k 1 on display between May 16-26. Social events, fashions shows and riverside recitals of classical music will also feature in the festival. the state to take the land or not.” The committee rejected an amendment supported by McCain and introduced by Rep. Paul Van Dalsem of Perrvville. The amendment would specify the manner of determining how much rent the state could collect from firms or persons whose property had be^n condemned The state would cojlect the rent while the firm or person searched for a place to relocate. The amendment also would have required the state to give the firm or person “reasonable time” to relocate, and that the amount of time could not exceed three years. The amendment also would require the state to pay the moving expenses of the firm or person forced to move. Van Dalsem told the committee his amendment would “give every protection in the world for these folks whom we are putting in a bad position.” Steve Nickles, a legislative aid to Pryor, said the administration opposed Van Dalsem s amenement. He said the state “has never paid moving expenses under eminent domain” and that such action would “not be a good precedent to set.” says death not murder DARDANELLE, Ark (AP) Tommy Posey of Dardanelle, who is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his father-in-law, testified Wednesday that he had shot Cai Adney, 50. because he feared for his life, but said “I didn't mean to kill him.” Posey said there had been friction between the Posey family and the Adney family since he had married Adney's daughter, Robin. He said that on the day of Adney’s death, Aug. 22, 1974, he and his father-in-law and other members of the Posey family had argued at the Posey serv­ ici? station. Posey said that Adney made threats to kill the Poseys. 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