Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 22, 1977 · Page 10
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Ten HUM iARK • STAR Thursday, December 22, L977 I Bad weather Striking farmers plan next move > +™-,- r) r , .--,,,,. . __ -R. WASHINGTON rAPj -- Bad weather in part* of the country is frustrating postal officials trying to get all ChrUrlmai mall delivered by Sunday. 'For mail that is in the system now, whether we get it delivered by Christmas Day depends in part on the weather. If winter storm* delay transportation, then deliveries wilJ t* delayed," a Postal Service spokesman said Wednesday. The biggest weather problem in recent days was (he snowstorm that moved across the Midwest Tuesday and Wednesday, dumping 8 Inches of snow on Chicago and dosing O'Hare Airport. Much of the mail that would normally go through O'Hare, a main transfer point for Items moving cross country, has had to be re-routed, spokesman Lou Eberluirdt said. High winds in California have been another problem. In some places, with winds up to 80 inik'fl an hour, carriers had to be called off their routes because of swirling dust, he said. And, although the volume of holiday mail peaked a week ago, It Is still heavy. The biggest single day was last Thursday, when 401 million Railroad to resume tax paying CHICAGO (AP) — The man- ngcment of the Rock Island Unes says It Is making a "significant move" away from federal bankruptcy protection by agreeing to resume paying property taxes to the 13 states the railroad serves. Ted Zlrbea, the railroad's manager of public relations, suid Wednesday that the payments would begin July 1,1078. He said U.S. District Court Judge Frank J. McGarr has granted approval for the railroad's plan to resume las payments. Ztrbea said the taxes total about $6 million annually for OkJflhoma, Illinois, Iowa, Arkansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Colorado, Tennessee and Texas. The Rock Island filed for permission to reorganize under federal bankruptcy laws In McGarr's court on March 17, 1975. McGarr appointed a full- time trustee and gave the Rock Islnnd protection from Its creditors, Including state tax collectors. Attorneys General for the states filed suit, resulting In the railroad's plan to resume tax payments next year. In the 10 years 1066 through 1070, the railroad lost $167.8 million, after taxes. But since gaining the suspension of payments to creditors, the railroad has cut its work force by one- third, bought new track repair machinery and started rebuilding vast stretches of Its main line. Rock Island recently obtained an |31 million federally guaranteed loan to buy hopper cars. Hodges plans visit to Panama NEWPORT, Ark. (AP) Sen. Kaneaster Hodges, D-Ark., said Wednesday he will visit the Panama Canal Zone next month on a fact-llndlng trip. Hodges said he had been Invited by Sen. Alan Cranston, D- Cal,, the majority whip, to accompany a group of congressmen to the Canal Zone Jan. 26 through Jan. 20. Hodges said he hoped the trip would help him decide how to vote on the proposed Panama Canal treaties. "Ordinarily, because of my short term, I don't anticipate taking many trips because most of them will relate to long-range Interests and concerns." Hodges said. "However, the trip to Panama will be beneficial because It Involves an Issue that will be filially determined during the year I'm in the Senate." Merry Christmas were deposited into the mail system, of which 441 million were Christmas card's and letters, Kbwhardt said Mail volume thus far in the Christmas season, the Postal Service's busiest time of year, is running at about the same level as in 1976, he said. 'It looks like we are going to have about the same volume or « little higher," he said. hs« iff says Uwf !.': a (har,<-r- i! won't tx- rjr-iivercfj by Christmas r>,r v , '.-sprrially if i! is rr:sik>fi to a distant addrosv "We'll do everything «•«.• - an. bill anyrxtfly who is still sending Christmas mail is takJny & chanrc It rn&y •,>!>{ thwe by Christ/mi s and it may not," Kfocrhardt said. F.ITTIJC ROCK <AP; - A t least two farm strike groups were planning to meet Wednesday ?,nd Thursday to decide on Ihc-ir next course of action. Billy frosskno, a Biytheville farmer, said the Mississippi County chapter of the Arkansas Agriculture movement would meet at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Producers Gin, a cotton gin near Blythevilie. Crossknow said the group is refraining from picketing grain elevators, bakeries and other establishments. Pickets continued Wednesday ai the J. K Southerland Divi••i- -i -if Banquet Foods Ln Bates- Mi;*?. George McNeely at the \5cGehee strike office said Wednesday that picketing by farmers at food distribution warehouses in central Arkansas had been discontinued. He said mast of the farmers were pulled off the pickets Tuesday because Teamsters were not honoring the pickets. McNeely said a meeting would be held Wednesday afternoon to determine the farmers' next move, and the organizers would have a statement for the press Thursday morning. He said he could not estimate the number of farmers participating in the strike in Arkansas. "It's growing every day," he said. McNeely traveled to Mississippi Monday to help organize farmers there. At a meeting in Clarksdale, Miss., McNeely urged about 50 farmers to join the strike. "Our goal is to obtain a law thai will guarantee American farmers 100 percent parity on their farm products," McNeely told the group. 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