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Priest Get* Scholarship Ordered to Leave India SATAKOPAK DELHI, India (AP) *» A Jesuit pfiest who piloted an ag« Hfittthirtl f evolflttefi in 100 vil* iagss near Bombay Is under ON ders to leave India, f he Rev, Vincent Ferrer, 41, came here from Spain 12 years ago, and vowed to devote his llf^ to the betterment of the lot of India's common man, "One "heartrending inei« dent*' made him choose the spot which was to be the center of his work, At lunch in a roadside restaurant near Manrnad, IS miles northeast of Bombay, he saw a man trying to eat crumbs spilled by the priest. Me immediately set to work in nearly 100 barren villages of Manmad district. He Started a Farmers' Service Society which now has a 100-member staff. In two years, he organized free self-help labor to dig 1,073 wells and had 782 pumps installed. The landscape changed into a green belt of fertile fields. He organized a fertilizer cooperative which distributed . 4,562 tons of fertilizers. He gave 413 oxen to needy farmers. The crop yield increased tenfold. He appealed for donations and collected $1 million in three years from institutions in Western Europe. He gave loans to farmers at very low interest, repayable in easy installments. Msury villagers worshiped him and called him a saint. All this has been his undoing, Father Ferrer feels. The Maharashtra government served him with a notice to quit India by April 26, The only reason given was that he was indulging "in prejudicial activities." f Agitated villagers protested and demonstrated. Right-wing Swatantra party members took up his cause in Parliament and conferred with Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Father Ferrer came here to see India's top leaders and demanded an impartial inquiry. The central government had his expulsion order postponed by two months— until June 26. But his fate still hangs in the balance. * Ultranationalists objected to such" activity by a, foreign mis« sidnary,; Father Ferrer countered this sentiment by applying for Indian citizenship in February. '..; . --i ,,.' ..' .; -.. Local moneylenders who had been thriving on the misery of the farmers saw business slip through their fingers, and protested against the priest. Hindu and Moslem religious enthusiasts said he was out to convert the farmers to Christianity. They even said that 3,000 had been converted during the past five years. '' The soft-spoken, bearded ojsuuard seems little perturbed about the agitation raging around him. < "God fulfills himself in many ways, and whatever He does is for the best," he comments. "I came to serve India. India lives in its villages. I came here to serve, not to get angry. The world Is full of misunderstandings. Was not the Lord Himself crucified on the cross?" Epstein Goes Back to the Minors T Ry JAMES R, POLK 4 ssoclated Press Sports Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Mike Bpstein, the , big first baseman vho boycotted baseball when JjaJtimore tried to demote Wm If st year, is back in the minors today. Epstein, batting .099, wa; buffled off to Buffalo Wednes. |y by the Washington Sena- rs, who had acquired him in a ^ pstein, batting ,099, was trfde with Baltimore last May afjer he refused to report to another International League club. jHe went quietly this time. fit hurts me inside very much," Epstein said as he stood la; street clothes in front of his clubhouse locker. But he promised to go to R uffalo and try to PJfy his way back. pasger Jim Lemon predict. e4 lie would. "He's going to Wt," Lemon said. "It's just a miner of Uroe," has been slowed by ftnj elbow injury suffered in pre« sefson clay. ife 91 It bate, hs. eturck out 26 tyjWS, had onjy one homer, and bajMed in Jus* cm other run. TttfU came Tuesday fgltaPt tb*> Yankees, but fa* llW Vfttchjg (Aim Strikes a total of four |Q»«-rujji<»s. Credit Probe Mistakes Are Investigated By DICK BARNES Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate antitrust investigators are quietly examining credit reporting agencies to find out if federal laws are needed to protect ordinary citizens against agency mistakes that can ruin a person's credit rating. The antitrust and monopoly subcommittee headed by Sen. Philip A. Hart, D-Mich., plans early summer public hearings on evidence gathered by its investigators over the past several months. "People are frightened," said a subcommittee investigator. "With the volume of credit multiplying, and increasing reliance on credit reporting bodies, we must see if credit reports are as fair and accurate as they should be." The customer who buys merchandise on credit in essence asks the merchant to approve his credit rating. The credit manager likely asks his local credit bureau what its centralized records show about the person's bill-paying habits. He may also question a credit bureau in the customer's former hometown. , 5. A man looking for an insurance policy or a job may have credit agency checks run on him that involve not only his credit but other details of his personal life. The price of a report is cheap. For 4 to ^8'cents^thejvcredit grantor can*see*"if his "potential customer is on a nationwide list of bad risks. For $25, an insurance company can get a rundown on credit, personal habits and other details of an individual's life which may be based on from 2 to 10 interviews of his friends and associates. A House subcommittee on privacy has been quizzing credit 'reporting agency officials for several months in attempting to determine whether their activities constitute an invasion of privacy. Hart doesn't raise that question. The senator assumes as fact that information on a person's finances must be available in today's credit card society. His investigation is aimed at finding out whether legal safeguards are needed. An investigator for Hart's subcommittee said it has received scores of complaints from persons who claim to have been victimized by credit reporting snafus, and hopes to get more before hearings begin, Among examples in the subcommittee files is this complaint: A middle-income man from a Southern state told investigators that his new automobile had so many defects that the manufacturer's credit financing division finally agreed to take back the car and require no further pay. ments, About this time the man was hired for a better Job. But he lost the job when his credit record turned up with a blot on it. It turned out that the auto firm had listed the return of the defective car as a repossession -and wouldn't change the records, The man's new employer said "right or wrong, I can't be both* ered," and fired him, the subcommittee investigator said, Consultant for Work on MO Hired LITTLE #CCK (AP) ~ State Highway Director Ward Goodman was directed Wednesday by the state Highway Commission to employ a consultant to supervise construction of buffers to protect the piers of the Interstate 40 Bridge here from HOPE (AUK) STAR, Pilot Lands on Golf Course EFFINGHAM, to. (AP) - A pilot gently landed his twin-engine turboprop airplane Wednesday on the 4l4*yard first hole at the Park Hills golf Course. Fred W. Robinson of Long Beach, Calif., was alone in the 18-passenger aircraft he was ferrying from Toronto to Pasadena, Calif. Heavy rain, thunder and lightning forced him to make an emergency landing. newspaper at Malvern Sold to Group J. H. Winer, Vice President and Manager of Meyer's Bakeries Inc., is shown with Mrs. L, H, Galloway and Dwight Galloway, winner of the Charles T. Meyer Foundation College Scholarship for 1968-69. Dwight is the son of Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Galloway (his mother Mildred is an employee in the production department of the Meyer's Bakery Hope Plant.) Dwight has a grade point average for six semesters in high school of 3.933. He plans to attend the University of Arkansas to study Business and then plans to attend Law school. He is student Council President at Hope High, and a member of the basketball, baseball and football teams; the Spanish and Key Clubs, N.H.S. Mu Alpha Theta and a Junior counselor for F.T.A. Miss Judy Lukas of Little Rock, Ar,. followed so closely in points (only 3 points behind Galloway) that at the suggestion of the University educators, a one-half scholarship has been awarded to Miss Lukas. The college scholarship is an annual award given to a son or daughter of a Meyer's employee who has been with the company one year or longer. The Negro Community By Ester Hicks Phone PR7-4678 or 4474 THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Christianity is intensely practical. - She has no trait more striking than her common sense. •Buxton said it. ••;''•; J'VJ ".;•'' ;••• ' •'• ' ••••••• CALENDAR OF EVENTS The Alter Guild of BeBee Memorial C.M.E. Church will meet in the home of Mrs. Walter Joe Sunday May 25th, at 4:00 p.m. All members are urged to be present. CITY PARK COMMISSION MEETS The City Park Commission held its first meeting of the summer season Tuesday May 21st at the Youth Center, for the purpose of electing officers and making plans for the season. Officers were elected as follows: C. B. Smith, Chairman; Floyd Young, Co-Chairman; Mrs. E. S, Conway, Secretary; Mrs. A. . Denham, Assistant Secretary; George "Boots" Smith, Treasurer; W. V. Rutherfors, Chaplain. The commission will meet the first Monday in each month for regular session, and at call for special business. Geroge Stroughter, Park Director, stated to the body that plans for the summer program are in process, and that as of now, there are four Little League and two Pony League teams on the roster. Sponsors for these teams are badly needed. Why don't you sponsor a team? if you are interested, contact Mr. Stroughter for more details. BEEBEE MEMORIALC.M.E. BIBLE SCHOOL Vacation Bible School will be held Mon.-Fri., May 27 - May 31, 1968 from 4 till 7 p.m. at the Beebee Memorial C.M.E. Church, 412 N. Ilazel St. with the theme: "The Church in the Community", All children from 3 yrs. or older and adults of all denominations are invited to attend. Enrollment is now in progress, See the followingpersons to enroll early; Mrs, Alice Straughter, Mrs, Icescia Lee Muldrew, or Mrs, A, B. Yerger, Study groups and Art classes for adults and youth will be held each day. PLAN NOW to send your child to Bible School, MALVERN, Ark. (Ap>~ The co-owners of the Malvern Daily Record announced Wednesday they have sold the newspaper to a group headed by W. R. "Bill" Whitehead Sr. of Fordyce and Ray Kimball of DeQueen. Miss Francis Beerstecherand Mrs. Elbert Butler, co-owners, had managed the paper since 1957. Mrs. Dewey Loga, associate editor, and Charles Butler, also associated with the paper, are stockholders. Whitehead will become editor and publisher of the 52-year-old daily and continue in the same capacity with the Fordyce News-Advocate, a weekly. Portuguese is the native language of 75 million of the world's people. The buffers, called "protection cells," will be totalled adjacent to the navigation clan- nel on the Arkansas River. Army Engineers would pay for the entire project. The Commission also authorized $30,000 to construct a permanent resident engineer's office at Searcy. The commission also programmed 18 betterment projects totaling $1.1 million, John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams, made up the only father-son team to have served as president of the United States. Printed &y Offset The Credit Disclose Law at-a-Glance WASHINGTON (AP) - Here are key provisions of a credit disclosure bill passed by Con* gress Wednesday: — Stores extending credit, and financial institutions lending money, must disclose annual interest rate figured on declining balance of obligation and total cost of the credit in dollars and cents over full life of the credit, Exempted are first mortgages on homes, purchases of $75 or less when credit charges don't exceed $5 and purchases of more than $75 when credit charges don't exceed$7.50. — Stores offering open-end or revolving credit plans must state full annual rate plus monthly rate. — Homeowners contracting for home improvements financed by first or second mortgages have three days to cancel the deal. — Stores advertising installment loans must give annual interest rate, cash price, number of payments and their due dates. — When a customer's pay is attached or garnisheed, the first $48 of pay is exempt, as is 75 per cent of all take-home pay. No employe could be fired for a single garnishment. — Effective dates: For credit disclosure section, July 1, 1969; flrarstfiy, M# 23, 1968 Boy Com Be President But He Better Hove $5 Million to Spare newspaper Economist discuss- Ing crime. ?«»»«•««« "M*W member s of C ongress came back after their Easter holiday convinced that '•Always provided he happens to worried Americans have about $5 million to spare." the rise in crime, Back in England from covering the American presidential campaign, John Edwards wrote LONDON (AP) -A British correspondent says the American "dream-saying" that any can erow UD to be ' on'to say: in the London Daily Sketch: "Is cash more important than the DAVID BARW1CK MAGNOLIA - David T. Barwick of Hope will be a candidate for the Bachelor of Science degree from Southern State College at commencement here May 24, according to James L. Smyth, registrar. Barwick is a graduate of Hope High School, and attended the University of Arkansas before enrolling at Southern State, where he is a senior mathematics major. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G, E. Barwick and is married to Betty Lou Barwick of Monroe, Louisiana. for garnishment provision, July 1, 1970. "With certain reservations, the answer is 'yes.' "The sheer weight of a candidate's expense account can wipe out the opposition and win the party nomination." Henry Brandon, Washington correspondent of the Sunday Times of London. That "normally the American electorate would ask itself the simple question: 'Who would make the best president?' "But this year there is much evidence that, consciously or unconsciously, it is trying to resolve a more complicated question; 'Do we need a conciliator or an innovator?' "The answer,', Brandon said, "is complicated by the fact that it is not only a matter of the policies a candidate advocates, but also his personality." An Associated Press sampling of foreign commentary on the United States found the British most the Economist reported from Washington. "To find this out it was not necessary to leave Washington," it added: "One of the capital's largest banks has recently abandoned its practice of staying open until 7:30 on Friday nights; too many of its staff were frightened of going home so late." Became Victim, Not the Master NEW YORK (AP) — Melvyn Green, a Columbia University graduate student doing a thesis on narcotics, became so enmeshed with his subject that he became its "victim and not the master," a judge says. Green, of Ottawa, Ont., was given a two-year suspended sentence Tuesday by Judge Edmund L. Palmieri in U.S. District Court after the defendant pleaded guilty of possessing 18 pounds of marijuana. Federal narcotics agents tracked down Green after a package for him containing the marijuana broke open in a Los Angeles post office. €§* I a'>3 K>$ *AjS«-" ftf, ••ftn " 'fliSte, fi If? m ''"^ m & lm f mm . ecial extras, See the low sale prices. Summertime is savings time. Arid we've got deals you've never seen before. Now Torino-styled Fairlane 2-Door Hardtop comes equipped with vinyl-covered roof, wheel covers, whitewalls, body side moldings. Want a quiet, strong, beautiful Fastback? The Ford XL. A great road car. Sale price includes SelectAire Conditioner, 302-cu. in. V-8, tinted glass, high-performance rear axle. Fairlane 2-Door Hardtop Ford XL Fastback See the light ...see your local Ford Dealer Hope Auto Company, Inc 220 West Second St. Hope, Arkansas

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