Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on May 15, 1968 · Page 7
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 7

Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 15, 1968
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• Mlf« Hope Contestants HOPE (AM) STAR, Pflntid by ONset Arkla Sets Up Fund to Train the Unskilled SHREVEPORT, La. (A.V) Arkansas .Louisiana Gas Co., announced here Tuesday that it is starting, a- $500,000 program to assist • unskilled and unemployed persons become qualified for jobs.' . Arkla President W. R. "Witt" Stephens said at the company's annual stockholders' meeting that the' money for the new program would come out of the earnings of the company. Stephens said this was a new ''fourth obligation" of Arkla"helping to advance the abilities and skills of the lesser skilled and the unemployed persons of pur area." He said traditionally the company had acknowledge three basic obligations—to customers, stockholders and employes. "In the past, when we had a vacancy, we took applications and then hired tlie best qualified person," Stephens said. "Under this new program, we will take people who are willing to learn and we will help them to become qualified." Stephens told the stockholders that Arkla always had emphasized job efficiency, and he said that '• 'fulfilling this fourth obligation ... may postpone some of our efficiency, but I am confident we can take our new program in stride." In the last 10 years, he said, the company had created more than 1,500 new permanent jobs and was responsible for more than 2,000 temporary construction jobs. Arkla is a diversified utility with manufacturing plants in four states. It provides natural gas service In Arkansas, Louisiana, Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas. These young uuues are contestants for the title of Little Miss Hope. The event will be held at 7 s30 o'clock Saturday night in'the High'School auditorium in connection with the Miss Hope Contest. Top photo, bottom row left to right: Mallnda Arrington, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl L. Arrington; Teresa SIsson-Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sisson; SheriSim- mons - Mr. and Mrs. Pat Simmons; Shelly Lemley - Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lemley; Top row: Kim Avery - Mrs. Mary Ann Avery; Stephanie Smith - Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith. Bottom photo, bottom row: Lynn Fuller - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fuller; Sherry Wilhlte - Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilhite; Jennifer Royal - Dr. and Mrs. Jack Royal; Donna Freel - Dr. and Mrs. Don Freel; Jane Routon- Mr. and Mrs. Bill Routon; Julie Graves • Mr. and Mrs. Al Graves; Eve Emerson • Mr, and Mrs, Ralph Emerson and in —Shipley Studio photos back, Phyllis Cunningham - Mr., Favors Codes Imposed on Buildings LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Little Rock insurance executive Frank Whitbeck, a Democratic gubernatorial candidate, said here Tuesday night that he sup* ported legislation to allow coun« ty governments to impose building codes and housing stand* ards. Whitbeck and state Rep. Marlon Crank, another Democratic Candidate for governor, spoke to the Home Builders Association of Greater Little Rock. Whitbeck said the present law preventing counties from estab* lishihg housing codes "would al* low unscrupulous entrepreneurs to set up a row of outhouses and rent them as human dwellings." Whitbeck also said he fa.vored legislation to "curb those individuals and institutions who nave invaded the legitimate homebuildlng industry for a quick and nasty profit." He said he referred to the "highbinders, the hothouse salesmen of aluminum siding and the other unethical builders who operate on the fringe of your profession in the absence of effective regulation." Crank told the group that 1967 was the first time in 10 years that Arkansas had fallen below the national average and had failed to match the average of any surrounding state. "For the first time, we can say that our state economic development is bogged down," he Port Authority Leases 28 Acres CLARKSVILLE, Ark. (AP)Dr. Robert P. Smith, chairman of the Clarksville Port Authority, said Tuesday the authority has leased 28 acres of land on the Dardanelle Reservoir for construction of a river port. The site, about five miles south of here, Is one of 18 for port facilities planned on the Arkansas River navigation system between Fort Smith and Little Rock. Work is scheduled to begin in three to four months to provide facilities for docking and tying barges. The lease was signed for five said, Crank said in 1967 the in* Crease in per capita income in Arkansas was 3,7 per cent, while the national average was 6,7 per cent and the average of surrounding states was 6.6 per center, Crank said the most important thing needed to revive the state's industrial and economic growth was hard work. Governors Scheduled to Meet LITTLE HO CK (AP) - Five Republican governors, including Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller, were scheduled to meet here today to discuss planks for the national GOP platform. Education, economic resources and government spending are among the subjects to be discussed, Eleven states were expected to be presented at the meeting, one of about 12 throughout the country to gather Information in advance of the GOP national convention in Miami Beach. Other governors expected at Some Moving Into Shanties In Washington By AUSTIN SCOTT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - With their city of shanties nearly one*third finished, about 300 members of the Poor People's Campaign have moved into it in a festive mood. As they spent their first chilly night in "Resurrection City, U.S.A.," hundreds of other desi- tute Americans were in caravans heading for Washington from the South, Midwest, and Northeast. "It really looks good," said a volunteer carpenter as he surveyed neat rows of triangular plywood shelters near the Lincoln Memorial. A single light bulb gleamed through the clear the meeting are Raymond bnat- er of Pennsylvania, Norbert T. Tienunns of Nevada, Harold LeVander of Minnesota and Dewey Bartlett of Oklahoma. Wednesday, May 15,1968 plastic skylight in each shanty* "What really tickles me is the spirit of the place," he said, "Everybody wants to help, rift told 200 hammers were donated, but we didn't have enough." -; "We gotta put up mailboxes and nameplates," joked Th6 Rev. Ralph David Abernathy afc he joined supporters in a huge canvas and plastic circus tertt which will seat more than 200. It is used as a kitchen and for meetings. So far, demonstration leaders have devoted'their time mainly to internal housekeeping—feed* ing and caring for the 450 demonstrators on hand,—150 are in other temporary quarters-* building the city and establish* ing rules. The leaders have set Monday for the tentative start of major demonstrations. ; Abernathy, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, was to take his; campaign for jobs and income before Congress again today at a morning meeting with congressional leaders. They include Sen. Edward W, Brooke, R-Mass., and Rep, Charles C. Diggs Jr., D-Mlcn," both Negroes. WE WILL BE CLOSED ALL DAY THURSDAY, MAY 16th Marking For Pre- Inventory Sale Beginning Friday, May 17-At 8:a.m and Mrs. John Cunningham Jr v , years at $350 a year. .-**, YV\^VWV\V*JWVVWrbfVW%r«VVWWWV^ ' LET'S TALK ABOUT MONEY Year after year, ever since organization 34 years ago, Hope Federal has paid the highest dividend in this area to Us savings customers, Sound management, substantial reserves, highest yield {or your money, plus the added protection of $15,000.00 insurance for each account makes Hope Federal the ideal place to save money, 4.7 5% on Passbook Accounts and Regular Certificates 5.00% One Year Savings Certificates ($10,000 Minimum) (CTffliHD HOPE FEDERAL SAVINGS &IOAN ASSOCIATION FACIAL TISSUE Satiny smooth, extra strong. 200 in. PLASTIC DRAPE SETS Lace, floral and modern designs. 36x84 in. panels: 10x36 in. valance. 45-Inch Width DRAPERY FABRICS Laundry Basket Sale-Inch PHOTO FRAMES All-Occasion GREETING CARDS Sturdy plastic is lightweight and easy tor carry . . . gives years of service. Colors. Fabrics, patterns and colors to complement your decor. 5 20 yd. lengths. For 7x9", 6x8" or 8x10" Savings and conveni' i. sizes. Embossed metal. in onel Buy today. I3-Ounct C«n JUST WONDERFUL HAIR SPRAY Choice of Shtdei COVER GIRl LIQUID MAKE-UP flonl print THIRMAIWIAVI BIANKET Us* alon* in summer for free air movement, with light cover in winter for best insulation. 4.99 Vtlui Choice of Sh«de» . COVER GIRl PRESSED POWDER Decorator Color NISDIIWOYIN BIANKET TOOTHPASTE It l warmer . . . softer . . . loftier . . . wears longer . . . shrink* less! 72*90 in si**. 3.9»y«Ju* Bottle of 100 ANACIN PAIN RELIEVERS for Shower Curtains MAGNETIC LINER SERVING BOWLS White. Jade ile or Lustre Shell patterns. S'/j-in. 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