Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 19, 1977 · Page 14
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Page Fourteen Churches burned; 3 teens held WASHINGTON, Ga (AP) Three white twn-flgers arc being held in connection with fires thflt broke out within minutes of e»ch other and gutted four black churches in rural cast Georgia. The- wooden frame churches were unoccupied and there wwo no injuries in the bls7.es Sunday night. "The fires were all within 20 miles and all in the same direc- Uon," Wilkes County Sheriff Cecil Moore said. "They started from the east out of Uncoln County and went west into Wll- kcs (County)." Moore said there hns been no trouble between black* and whites in the area. Albert Rucker, a deacon of the Mulberry Baptist Church, said that the burning of his and three other churches had nothing to do with race. "It had none whatsoever to do with that," he said. "It's the same reason other things happen in the world. There waa Just no point In It," The Georgia Bureau of Investigation and slate fire marshal's office reportedly were investigating. The suspects, unidentified because they arc Juveniles, were all about 16 years old, Moore said. All arc from Uncoln County and were arrested there. Moore said the youths had "been drinking - that's all." The first blaw> erupted at about 8:30 p.m. EST at Ml. Zlon Baptist Church In Uncoln County, and fires started minutes later In the other three churches, Moore said. The other churches were Identified as the Mulberry Bap- list Church and Zora CME Church In Wilkes County and the Antioch CME Church in Uncoln County. Moore said gas he,atcrs Inside the churches apparently had been tampered with and used to Ignite the fires. Barncr Gartrcll, an official of the Zora church, said he received a call about 9 p.m. that the 90-yenr-old church building was on fire. "By the time I got there 10 minutes later It was burned to the ground," he said. "1 don't know If we'll rebuild," Gartrell said. "We haven't got anything except nbout $3,000 insurance on the building," He said the Zora congregation has between 20 and 30 members. Xmos free soles good despite ban WASHINGTON (AP) - The Agriculture Department says Christmas tree sales apparently have not suffered more than moderately because of quarantine Imposed two months ago in pata of New York and Vermont to help stem the spread of a canker disease. Last year's tree sales were valued at a retail total of about $240 million. The department says that according to the National Christmas Tree Association "all signs point to this year's sales being better than ever, maybe the best ever." The quarantine, according to the industry, "will have only a moderate effect" on Christmas tree sales nationally, the department said in a current Issue of "Farm Index" published by the agency. The quarantine was imposed as a safeguard against the spread of a European strain of scleroderris canker, a disease that Infects both mature und young trees and can kill an infected stand within three ^ears. There are about 1C,?00 commercial Christmas tree farmers in the nation and their risks include many of those common to other farmers. A big difference, however, Is that tree farraere have to wait six to 12 years for a newly planted seedling to grow enough for harvest The report said anyone thinking about getting into the Christmas tree business "must be endowed with two essential qualities: patience and the financial reserves to wait many years" before they harvest their first crop. —Support your local merchants. —Shop in Hope. HOPK 'ARK ( STAR Barred minister will hold an old-fashioned testimonial Monday. December 19, 197? NKWARK. N J. 'AP; A Baptist miniMr-r by n jwlpp from prwh- try> after s'-vf-rsi pprjwis corn- platnH he slandffred them from the pulpit has painc-d thf support nf about 25 panshonr-rs during an informs! rhurrh vrvice. "Wf had an old-fashioned tfs- timrmiul." said drar-f.n Alfred Booker, who presided ;it thr Bethel Baptist Churrh service Sunday as the Rev. Miles J. Austin Mi in thf congregation !x i with about IT/Kithf-r ' Hf- and f»od both w-r praiM*J throughout !>K- v-rvicf." Maid Booker, that many parishoners a party Saturday ni^ht to show Or-ir support for Austin Several rhurrh dr-acims obtained a temporary restraining order Friday barring Austin from preaching. Superior four! Judge Harold A Ar kerman scheduled a hearing on the temporary order for .Ian, 4 Trie suit said Austin had nrg- \'-''.'«\ his duties and preached ir, ;•. way that -ASS 'offensive to vari''!j<, memtx-rs of the con^re- f-ation." and that ho "began throwing out slurs from the pulps!. slandering the parishioners by name and criticizing the deacon.":." Mar Ken/.ie Gillis, one of several deacons who signed affidavits in the suit, said he did not know what went on in church Sunday. "I don't know because I wasn't there," said Gillis. "I h.v.'.- ftrU'rr itis \ ou sr-e. .'ir:d in '•.-).•; '.vf^'Jitr. I don't to out." H'J' Mrs Kdtar J'.np.s. who, !ik<- h*r husband, is a dca< on in 'h<- (harch. said Sunday 'We had ^ lovf-ly service thi:- morning Vi'r: had Kingint; and testi- fvinii in behalf of Dr. Austin and singing. 'Most of the people said what <!od had done for them and what our church was for and how much Rev. Austin had done for them." she said. "They told how they had been M'k and he had rorne to Jieir bedside." Mrs Jones added that she had never heard the preacher name a parishioner during his sermons. "I don't see anything wrong with what he does," she said. "I don't think the majority of the T;hurch is against him " She said Austin had criticized materialism, including ownership of Cadillacs and split- level homes, but "no more than you hear people say in a ser- mon that God can eiveth and God can taketh away." Austin said the full congregation of 350 to 400 people was expected to consider the issue sometime before the hearing. He said he would have no comment until after the meeting. Austin said he was hired by the church in April 1974, and was given a notice by the officers of the church Oct. 13 charging him with "untruthfulness, dishonesty, lack of love and interest in your congregation, your dictatorship." -t&^+!££cL^a^ are about 100 billion stars in our 6000 of them can be seen with the Hickory Smoked Shank HMV* ^«MMBBte .«•••••••...,....^HBRa. Neuhoff Moisture Added TOP QUALITY Armour Star Sliced BACON. Neuhoffs Smoked TURKEY Swift Premium Baking 1 ib. ^. 10 to 12 Ib. avg. Ib. QUANTITY RIGHTS RESERVED 4-6 Ib. MS. Island Grade A 4-6 H>, DUCKLINGS*, Neuhoffs Smoked Whole or 1/2 PITT HAMS.""* Farmland Whole HAMS 99 !1» 16-19 Ib. I Neuhoffs Une Star All Varieties COLD CU1S.V. Swift Proten Heavy Beef RANCH STEAK Family Pack Cut-Up FRYERS * m^mmmm m ^Premium, Irolen BEEF PROTEN ROUND STEAK... CUT THIN FOR STUFFING AND ROLLING, OR THICK FOR SWISS STEAK. PREPARE YOUR FAVORITE RECIPES. THE TENDERNESS AND FLAVOR OF THIS FINE BEEF IS BEYOND EXPECTATIONS. PI66LY WI6GIVS AIL NEW SERIES. COND. LEMON JUICE R " kmm *«* CHICKEN BROTH*: DINNER NAPKINS THESE PRICES GOOD HON., TUES, & WED. DECEMBER 19-20-21 umnm Win ufc to 00 FREE 7 oz. ctn. Mrs. Giles C0l£ SUM POTATO SAIAD with purchase of any other Mrs. 6iies Product - - . . can Gala 50 ct. ...1*9. WE • STUFFING MIX ST* 1 8 K "» 49 m GREEN BEANS BISCUITS B X' W- 3 Ploy the oil New Series AS OF nnm ^ REMAINING -OF PRIZES ODDS FOR. 1 flora viiit 1,000.00 100.00 20.00 5.00 2.00 1.00 "l«l "OF PRIZES na fit kalii a ODDS FOR 7 tiara viirti ODDS FOR 14 itore miti 2 ' 226,839 l« I "' 18,174 I «" 8,915 , 2.440 2,510 I 7,825 783 , 52,464 , I7 , 63,780 w I it hi«i flififl m ik, fjj^ ^ prtieipHty p i}j i r Vin:f Sltnl irtliittt Tim, S,iM, n Aiiintu, Wiilim Mitiiiipfi mi ttuititii. Pick up your card and get your BINGO SYMBOLS from the CHECKOUT CLERK every time you shop. SHOP AND SAVE EVERY WEEK Fronds Flenory Hope -Ark *20 WINNER • •.••• »•- • >/v r CRANBERRY SAUCE PIOOL.Y WlOGLY ^fwtwry S»oe«j •-•«/ s\ x> /^\ *300 15 oz. can Gold Medal FLOUR • . . "^^iJVSiSifi^^'f';^!;* liand Glub » -. • •• 0 COFFEE Maryland Club : IM1 , please witti <T9 or more urchaje. lib. can r * Showboat CUT YAMS 21/2 co« 29 0!. ain...*T' WALNUTS Diamond LeSueur PEAS *m 17 oz. cans ^S COKE, SPRITE, MRPIBB £129 32 OZ. PLUS DEPOSIT we w^ome FOOD STAMP SHOPPERS Foremost 3 02 «** WHIPPING CREAM * 49* Foremost R *•, ,** DIPS .49' Foremost • a »» «i« SOUR CREAM. . ...39 e Foremost ^ E66 NOG .. 1... 99 C Cenfral American Ib. GOLDEN DEL APPLES Extra Fancy bag TEXAS RUBY RED GRAPEFRUIT Ib. luj CONVENIENT LOCATION.* DoublefisH Green Stamps evory

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