Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 28, 1977 · Page 2
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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 28, 1977
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Two HOPK f AHK.1 STAK Mostly cloudy, mild Wednesday. F)f r/ nihf r 27, 1977 By The AMftdattd Pr*»i Mostly ckwdy rides and milder temperatures we expected in Arkansas on Thursday us warm »outherJy winds bring moUturt into the «t*le. Hope Star WtdDF*d*}, December 2*. 1877 Vol. 7»-No. (3 SUr of H»f* I8W; Pre** 1927 On»o!Watrd January It. Published ever)' week • day evening at The SUr Building W Third and Grady Sis., Hop*. Arfc ?!5C! Publication !* suspended for three holidays » year- Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Box Address mail to: P.O. 64*. Hope. Ark. 71801. •Phone: Area Code »1 ~ 777- 8MJ Second-Han postage paid at Hope, Ark. By STAR PUBLISHING Co. Air*. H. Waihbnrn, President and Editor (tnmemoriam: Paul H. Jones, Managing Editor, 1929-1972). Editorial — Dorothy Winchel City Editor Mrs. Annette Rogers Women's News Editor Food, Fashions, Society Billy Burton Photo-Feature* Editor Mrs. Esther Hicks Black Community AdvertUlnjj — Mrs. Sibyl Parsons Advertising Director Virginia Hlscott Associate Mrs. Wanda Hay» Associate Mrs. Sonya O'Rourkc Classified Manager Circulation— C.M. Rogers, Jr. Circulation Director Mrs. Alice Kate Baker, Bookkeeper Mrs. Penny Hicks Associate General Bookkeeper — Mrs. Elizabeth Bobo Mrs. Mary Ann Faught Associate Mechanical Department — D.E. Allen, Mechanical Superintendent and Head Pressman Wendell House Pressman Danny Ixjwallen, Pressman Composing Room — Judy Gray, Foreman Mrs. I/)is Rivers, Mrs. Helen Edwards, Mrs. Chris Plumley. and Mrs. Mickey Sims Member of the Audit Bureau of Circulations Member of the Associated Press. The Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the use for republication of all the local news printed in this newspaper, as well a all AP news dispatches. Member of the Southern Newspaper Publishers Ass'n., National Newspaper Ass'n., and Arkansas Press Ass'n. National advertising representatives: Arkansas Dailies. Inc., 3387 Poplar Ave., Memphis, Term 38111; 960 Hartford Bldg., Dallas, Texas 75201; 400 N! Michigan Ave., Chicago, III 60601; 60 E. 42nd St., New York N.Y. 10017; 1276 Penobscol Hldg., Detroit, Mich. 18226; Classen Terrace Bldg.. 1411 Classen Blvd., Oklahoma City Okla. 73106. Single Copy 15c Subscription Kates (Payable in advance) By Carrier in Hope and Neighboring towns— Per Week 60c Per Calendar Month $2.60 IVr Year. Office only 31.00 By mail in Hempstead, Nevada, Ufayette, Howard, Pike. Miller and Clark Coun- tk-s- One Month $1.50 Three Months 4.10 Six Months 8.00 One Year 15.00 11 other Mail in Arkansas One Month $1.94 Three Months 4.65 Six Months 9.00 One Year 17.00 All Other Mail Outside Arkansas One Month $2.00 Three Months 5.65 Six Months 11.00 One Year 20.00 College Student Bargain Offer Nine Months $9.75 Today and tonight will b* partly cloudy and cold and there to a 20 to 3Q percent chance of light rain in the forecast A few snow flurries were possible today in the higher ete- vajtons, but no accumulation was expected The chance of rain today was from an upper level disturbance over the state. It was forecast to move away from Arkansas later today, but a hi^h pressure system to the east will continue to provide a southerly wind flow and the return of Gulf moisture to Arkansas. Clouds are possible in south Arkansas lousy ariu uniighi, but elsewhere skies should be mostly partly cloudy. Highs today will range from the upper 30s in the north to the upper 40s south. Tonight's lows will be In the upper teens north to the low 30s south. Highs on Thursday will range from the upper 40s north to the low 50s south. The extended outlook Friday through Saturday calls for a chance of showers each day and warmer. Ixtws near 30 on Friday will warm to the mid and upper 30s Saturday and Sunday. Highs will be In the mid and upper 50s. Overnight lows Included 27 degrees nt IJttlc Rock, 24 at Fort Smith and Memphis, 18 at Fayetteville, 19 at Harrison. 20 nt Jonesboro, 33 nt El Dorado and 38 nt Tcxarkana. No precipitation was reported Experiment Station weather report for 24-hour period ending 7 a.m. Wednesday: high 46, low 27. By The Associated Press Wednesday ..HILOPRCOUk Albany 24 05 .. cdy Albu'que 43 37 . cdv Amarillo 41 21 ^ Anchorage 33 17 .. cdy Aahcvtlle 34 13 .. clr Atlanta 45 17 .. cdy Baltimore 33 13 .. cdy Birmingham 40 21 .. cdy Bismarck Boise Boston Brownsville Buffalo Charlstn SC Charlstn WV Chicago Cincinnati Cleveland Dal Ft. Wth Denver DCS Moines Detroit Duluth Fairbanks Hartford Helena Honolulu Houston Ind'apolis Jacks'vllle Juneau Kan's City Las Vegas Little Rock I^os Angeles Louisville Memphis Miami Milwaukee Mpls-St. P. New Orleans New York Okla. City Omaha Orlando Philad'phia Phoenix Pittsburgh P'tland, Me. P'tland, Ore. Rapid City Richmond St. Louis St. P. Tampa Salt I>ake San Diego San Fran Seattle Spokane Washington 24 17 35 33 3) 16 76 64 19 10 45 30 23 06 09 04 17 -01 19 06 45 42 43 19 19 12 19 08 07 00 18 05 24 06 21 -01 79 72 55 50 8. 06 50 29 38 32 25 17 2. 45 35 25 65 60 26 09 36 24 63 46 06 01 15 08 56 39 26 19 38 30 25 16 57 31 24 IS 63 53 21 04 27 09 41 34 27 09 34 19 20 15 55 33 40 35 70 64 58 53 49 35 18 02 32 20 . . cdy , . sn .. cdy . . cdy .02 sn .. clr .02 cdy .. cdy . . cdy . . cdy . . cdy . cdy . . cdy .. cdy . . cdy . . cdy . cdy , . cdy .. cdy .. rn .. cdy .. clr .56 clr .. clr .31 cdy .. cdy .72 cdy . cdy .. cdy .. clr .. cdy . . cdy .. rn .. cdy ..cdy . . cdy .. clr . . cdy . . m .02 sn .. clr . . rn .. cdy .. clr .. clr .. clr .01 cdy .03 cdy .05 rn rn . . sn cdy Hi—Previous day's high. lx>— This morning's low. Prc—Precipitation for 24 hours endingS a.m. EST today. Otlk-Sky conditions outlook for tomorrow. —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Billy Burton IVAN HHI(;iIT, right, presents Charlie Downs with seed from his record-large watermelon which claimed first pri/.e at this year's Big Melon Festival Downs along with 20 other Hope residents, will be'traveling to Costa Rica to begin construction of an education building for a church there. The group is being sent by the First Methodist Church of Hope. The seed will be presented to agriculturists in the country, in hopes Bright's melons will grow there. Mitchell leaves prison on medical furlough MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Without a topcoat in below- freezing weather, former Attorney General John N. Mitchell left a federal prison camp today on a medical furlough to find out whether he needs surgery to remedy an arthritic hip. Despite the cold, Mitchell told reporters "it's a lovely morning." The 64-year-old former Cabinet member was granted a temporary leave to let his doctors examine him. He must return to the prison camp at Maxwell Air Force Base by Jan. 15 to finish serving a 1- year to 4-year term for his part in the Watergate scandals. He becomes eligible for parole June 21. Mitchell left the prison compound with a Montgomery lawyer, Ira DeMent, and a city detective. DcMent was U.S. attorney in the middle district of Alabama while Mitchell was attorney general. They left in a station wagu.. and went to an airport, where Mitchell boarded a private plane for Washington. About 10 other inmates stood watching as Mitchell left the prison shortly after 7 a.m. Mitchell also has applied for presidential clemency in connection with the arthritic condition, but no action has been taken. Attorney William D. Hundley, who represents Mitchell, declined to say where the medical examination will take place. Hundley said last week that Mitchell is suffering from "a rare form of arthritis that eats away at the hip bone. They take out what's left and put in an artificial hip bone." The attorney said in court earlier that the operation could not be done while Mitchell is in prison. He said Mitchell is experiencing extreme pain and his mobility "has become severely impaired." Federal prisoners in need of major surgery normally are transferred to a medical center at Springfield, Mo. But Norman A. Carlson, head of the federal prison system, said "security considerations" precluded moving Mitchell there. The Justice Department said it expects a report on Mitchell's condition by Jan. 12, after which a decision will be made on further medical treatment. Mitchell entered the Maxwell prison camp last June 22 to serve a 2%-to 8-year sentence for conspiracy, obstructing justice and lying to a grand jury and the Senate in the Watergate case. The sentence later was reduced to 1 to 4 years. Also cut were the identical sentences imposed on Mitchell's co-conspirators — former Nixon aides H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman — both of whom were granted Christmas furloughs, Ehrlichman, who entered prison ahead of the others, becomes eligible for parole April 27, Haldeman on June 20. Cold front in Florida; more rain in California By The Associated Press A lingering cold front poked its way through Florida today, possibly threatening citrus crops, and rain continued to fall on the parched lands of California. A cold air mass sweeping across Lake Erie dumped two feet of snow on parts of Buffalo, while spreading snow flurries around the rest of town. The Southern cold snap sent Florida residents diving for Earthquake in (ran VIENNA, Austria (AP) The Vienna Meteorological Institute said an earthquake registering 6.6 on the Richter scale hit 2,600 miles from here today and that its epicenter probably was in southern Irnn. Eight days ago, a quake registering 6.2 on the Richter scale struck Iran's coal basin in the southern part of the country, devastating three villages and damaging 13 others. At least 519 persons died and 671 were injured in that quake by official count. The Richter scale is a measure of ground motion as recorded by seismographs. An increase of one on the scale corresponds to a tenfold increase in magnitude. A quake registering six can cause severe damage in a populated area. jackets and electric blankets again today with early-morning frost predicted as far south as the Everglades. A hard freeze was forecast for the northern sections of the state. Thin-skinned specialty fruits such as tangerines and tangelo were expected to be the only citrus possibly endangered, said Fred Crosby of National Weather Sen-ice's Ruskin office. Rain hit California again Tuesday with one inch or more in several locations of the drought-striken state. More rain fell early today in some areas. Showers are expected to diminish tonight. Temperatures are cool throughout the Southeast, although the warming trend expected in the Maryland-Delaware area may also increase temperatures in interior South- em areas. Temperatures will rise into the 30s today and may reach the 50s by Sunday across Tennessee. Snow flurries and cool temperatures were expected across much of the Mississippi Valley today. Temperatures across Georgia were in the 20s and 30s Tuesday and weren't expected to moderate until the weekendm Temperatures are rising slowly across Maryland cand Delaware, Mostly clear skies with temperatures ranging down near 10 and up to the 20s was forecast today across New England southward into New Jersey. Northern sections of New England expected sane snow flurries. Several hospitals in New York City reported aji upsurge in emergency room patients, prompting the city Health Department to check on possible flu outbreaks. Officials said 'here were no unusual reports of flu and suggested that other cold-relate'J ailments could account for the rise in patient load. Sadat (Continued from Front Pagei During the news conference Sadat insisted that "the Arab part of Jerusalem should return to Arab sovereignty" in any Middle East peace agreement. "No one in the Arab world- Moslem or Christian— will agree to Israeli sovereignty upon the Arab section of Jerusalem. Our position is this... and I have made it clear to Premier Begin," he said. The Israeli plan, as outlined by Begin, provides for free access to holy places but does not mention the return of East Jerusalem to the Arabs. Asked about the challenge that Begin is facing in attempting to persuade Israelis to accept a comprehensive settlement, Sadat said: "It is for Premier Begin to tell his people to reevaluate the whole situation again, particularly after my visit to Jerusalem and his visit to Ismailia which have really built new facts in the area and new approaches. War is now unthinkable. So let us hope that all of us will put our efforts with our people to reach peace permanently." all around town .. .bytheStarsltiff The Kiwanis Club of Hope provided a gifl for e.uh c.f the nursing home residents, and also arranged for Santa Claus to be at the three nursing home parties to pass out the gifts. Kiwanians serving in this activity were Charles Walker, Wayne Shaw. Bobby Emery, Jimmy Miller, and K.G. Hamilton. Ronald J. Foster. grandson of Mrs. Maybell Johnson of 206 Oak St., Hope, has been promoted to airman first class in the U.S. Air Force. Airman Foster, a vehicle operator dispatcher, is assigned at Barksdale AFB. la., with a unit of the Strategic Air Command. The airman is a 1974 graduate of Hope High School. sr 31 at Watch nijjht service will be hsld a! 8 p n;. Do the Okay Community Baptist Church. Devotional will be by Mr. Cecil Porter; sermon by the Rev. Sandford. Song director will be Mr. Funderburg. Stacey Thrasher is pastor. The Black Community By Esther Hicks 777-3895 or 8674 Rate (Continued from Front Page) city currently provides to operate the local health unit, which is primarily state funded. The county provides most of the unit's contingency funds, but only approved about $2,900 of the $4,200 requested this year. The city currently provides $75 a week for the operation of the unit. —authorized Mayor Mel Thrash to sign a railroad crossing easement to allow the paying of $100 to Missouri Pacific for t,;e city to cross under the tracks with a 12-inch water line. —awarded the bids on the garbage bags to Adams Industries for $2.19 per thousand. —and approved "just compensation" on property owned by George W. Peck, Jr., for easement for a line connecting Highways 4 and 29 with the new overhead water storage tank. LET'S REFLECT The fruit derived from labor is the sweetest of pleasures.- Selected from Wings Of Silver. CALENDAR OF EVENTS Watch-night services will be held at the Bethel A.M.E. Church Saturday December 31 beginning at 10:30 p.m. The services will consist of prayer and testimonial period and the sermon preached by the pastor, Rev. W.G. Wynn. The public is invited to attend. The Mysterious Gospel Singers of Magnolia, Arkansas will sing at the Bethel A.M.E. Church Sunday night, January 8 at 7 o'clock. The public is invited to attend. The monthly fellowship services will be held at the Bethel A.M.E. Church Sunday night January 1, at 7 o'clock. Rev. Miss E. Lorraine White, a licentiate of Bethel will preside; Miss Tina Marie Major will provide the organ accompaniment for the combined choirs; Miss Shelia Bishop will extend the welcome, and Miss Jenifer Washington, a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church, will give (he response; the devotion will be conducted by Rev. R.L. Miller, pastor of the Mt. Zicn C.M.E. Church and Rev. I,.A. Allen, pastor of the BeeBe Memorial C.M.E. Church. The Rev. W.T. Keys, presiding elder of the Washington District of the C.M.E. Church and pastor of Mt. Pleasant C.M.E. Church, will present the preacher; Rev. B.T. Scoggins, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. W.G. Wynn is host pastor. Mississippi paper sold YAZOO CITY, Miss. (AP) Norman A. Mott Jr., owner and publisher of the Yazoo Daily Herald, announced Tuesday the sale of the afternoon newspaper to Commercial Printing jC0,.,of,., Pine Bluff, Ark. V tf-«\ ?•;:.) The firm already owns two daily newspapers in Arkansas, the Pine Bluff Commercial and the Arkadelphia Dally Siftings- Herald. > The new ownership will assume control effective Jan. 1. Here's the Mammoth Sports Chronicle of 1977 Sure, mammoth is the word for the latest edition of THE ASSOCIATED PRESS' OFFICIAL SPORTS ALMANAC. It is 928 pages of fascinating facts on 100 sports plus profiles of today's outstanding sports stars and more than 1 SO exciting photos. No doubt about it, this is the biggest and best book of its kind - packed full of the world's sports records. Highlighted are the major sports such as baseball, football, basketball, hockey, golf and tennis in addition to those lesser known — hang gliding, table tennis, judo,roller skating, handball and many others. The book took more than six months to compile by The AP's global staff of sports writers, statisticians and photographers. It is a big, big bargain, too. You can get it for only $2.95. Order your copy now! AP 1977 Sports Almanac On sale now at office of Hope Star, W. Third & Grady Sts at $2.95 per copy. In placing mail orders for postage-paid copies at $2.95 please use this coupon: AP 1977 Sports Almanac Hope Star P.O. Box 648 Hope, Ark. 71801 Enclosed is $ _, for which Sll|ld me —— rnnips nf Tho $2.95 each. -copies of The AP 1977 Sports A!, Ilanac at Name i Piease Print > .Sta'e .Zip-

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