Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 29, 1977 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 29, 1977
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OX Te.x.is / I The tragedy of Man: He starts off with a Country—and winds up with a Government! OurDaily Bread Sliced thin By The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Printer's ink in McCorkle family $15 hike in paper There are names in every line of business or profession that need no introduction. One such belonged to a Star office visitor earlier this month. He was Ed. W. McCorkle of the law firm of McMillan, Turner & McCorkle of Arkadefchia. But nia visit here had nothing to do with the practice of law. He is the scion of a well-known newspaper family, and called on us merely because printer's ink runs in his veins. Mr. McCorkle is the son of the late Phil McCorkle, Jr., whose father, the late Phil McCorkle, was the long-time owner-editor of the Arkadelphia daily Siftings Herald. The senior Phil McCorkle was a cousin of the late Ed. McCorkle, from whom your editor purchased the old Star of Hope, evening daily, when consolidating it with D.A. Gean's morning Daily Press Jan. 18, 1929, as the present Hope Star. I was familiar with both the senior McCorkles' names from observing their respective newspapers on the exchange desk of the El Dorado Daily News, and of course met the senior Phil McCorkle many times after coming to Hope. Phil McCorkle, Jr., joined his father in the newspaper business, running the stationery department of the Sittings Herald. But the junior McCorkle died, and the blow caused the senior McCorkle to sell the newspaper to the Freeman interests who own the Pine Bluff Commercial. My conversation with the third generation of McCorkles took me back a few years, and was a most- enjoy able" ex"-" perience. Not so enjoyable was the news item that struck all publishers' eyes in the Dec. 15 edition of the Wall Street Journal. Abitibi Paper Co. and its subsidiary, the Price Co., largest paper-makers in Canada, announced another $15-a-ton increase in the price of newsprint effective April 1, pitting the quote at $320 a ton in Canada and the northern U.S.A. The present price in the southern half of the U.S. is $5 lower than in Canada, $300 here compared to $305 there. So the new two-tier price schedule will be $315 here and $320 there. That we'll be confronted with $315 newsprint is a dead certainty. U.S. mills always follow the pricing pattern originating in Canada. This is due to the nature of the paper industry. Alliances between U.S. and Canadian manufacturers are customary because both have customers who would perish if their paper supply were cut off by strike, fire, or natural disaster. The bad aspect of such alliances, however, is the conspiratorial way in which they maneuver constant price increases, about which no publisher can do one earthly thing. Hope Kempt u«d County VOL. 79—NO. R4 —U Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features Home of the Bowie Knife Star .l//-7'wir High For /Vrioc/ 6.Wos. ,1«. 9/VW/7 4,560 HOPE. ARKANSAS Tilt USDAY. DF.CKMBKtl 29. 1977 4,502 Av. net paid clroulation 8 month* ending Sept. 30, $77--«5$IJ As filed with Audit Bureau of rirrulaHons. xubject to audit, f'HICK l."»c Carter's odyssey Warsaw stop marks first venture into Soviet bloc RAPID IMPROVEMENT in personal relations between U.S. and Israeli leaders was PrimC MlDlStC ^ BegiD ' S Vis " to Washington to brief SdeJtCaS? PCaCC P™P° sals - Thc ^o, according to White House reports, have to ** «"""«» WARSAW, Poland (AP) President Carter's arrival in Warsaw today marks his first venture into the Soviet bloc since his support of human rights earlier this year provoked the ire of the Kremlin. But signs are that human 'rights will take a back seat, at least publicly, in discussions between Carter and Communist Party leader Edward Gierek. Carter's program appears designed more to win friends than lecture anyone. He Is visiting three shrines commemorating tragic events in Polish history. Carter arrives at 10:20 p.m. (4:20 p.m. EST). After an airport welcoming ceremony, he Two men dead in gun duel and his wife, Rosalynn, will go uy motorcade to the lavish baroque Wllanow Palace, their home for the next two nlghta. Carter begins his appearances Friday with stops at the shrines — the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Nike monument honoring Poles slain In the 1944 Warsaw uprising against the Nazis and the ghetto monument memorializing more than 300,000 Jews killed by the Nazis in 1943. Friday afternoon, Carter will have meetings with Gierek and other Polish oficlals, and will be the guest of honor at a state banquet Friday night in Had- ziwill Palace. Poland, with 34 million citizens the largest of the Soviet Union's allies, has prepared for the visit with practiced efficiency. Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford paid visits In 1972 and 1975. In recent months the shah of Iran, the king of Belgium and the chancellor of West Germany have been here. About 630 reporters are expected to cover Carter's visit, including the first formal presidential news conference broadcast from the Soviet bloc. Presidential aides say one of the reasons Carter chose Poland was because the administration views the country's hu- man rights record favorably. According to Washington sources, likely topics of the Carter-Glerek talks Include U.S.-Polish trade, troop strength In Central Europe and the Polish role In relations between the United States and the Soviet Union. In the background for both sides Is the large number of Polish-Americans. About 12 million Americans have family ties to Poland, officials in Warsaw say. And the Joke goes that Chicago Is the second largest Polish city. Its nearly 1 million Polish-American residents put it right behind Warsaw. Energy issue clouds trip ATLANTA (AP) - A special police unit was on standby when marshals went to a house to evict Black Muslim tenants, but before the SWAT team arrived on the scene two men were dead in a gun duel, police say. The hour-long battle erupted Wednesday when deputy marshals tried to evict Lee Anderson, whose Muslim name was Mahamin Jashua, and Nicky Gore, whose religious name was Mujahid Muhammad, from a two-story brick house. A police spokesman said he did not know if the house was a place of worship for the Muslims. It was not clear why the eviction notice had been served. Killed were Anderson, 42, and city Marshal David Larry Folds, 25, who was shot in the chest as he stepped from his car when the Shootout erupted. A second deputy, J.W. Broadwell, was in fair condition at Grady Memorial Hospital after surgery for a bullet wound in the stomach. Gore was charged with murder and aggravated assault after he surrendered, police said. Police Maj. W.W. Holley said an eight-member SWAT team was placed on alert, but did not participate in the initial approach to the house becase the eviction was "a civil matter." Chief Marshal Sanford Jones said he and two deputies drove by the house Tuesday and saw men armed with guns upstairs. Officials said Broadwell and another deputy, Aubrey Lockridge, had gone to the house three weeks ago to serve an eviction notice. Chief Deputy Roy Worthington said an unidentified occupant had told the deputies then: "You're not taking me out of here. Somebody's going to end up dead." break 5 windowshere Five instances of vandalism involving broken windows have been reported to the Hope police over the last two days, and according to a department spokesman, the weapon used in the destruction is unknown, but the ammunition, in all incidentes, has been ball-bearings. Most of the instances occurred in the west end of town, but a $300 plate glass window at the Village Texaco in the S-curve on East Third was investigated by Officer David Melton Thursday morning. Also checked out by Melton today was a window valued at $200 in the home of Earl McGaugh 1204 Brannon St. It was believed to have been broken Tuesday. Wednesday morning, Officer John Shirley investigated vandalism at the Employment Security Division office, 700 S. Elm, where a glass in a door- valued at $100 was broken. Also investigated were Harry Phillips Used Car Lot on West Third and I Gopher Cycles, also on West Third. Damage at the car lot was valued at $25, while I Gopher's suffered some $125 value. WASHINGTON (AP) - President Carter, embarking today on an aerial odyssey to six nations on two continents, says the delay in enacting a national energy program will hang over his travels like a cloud. And shortly before leaving today, the president said: "We will be reaffirming our dedication to peace and our support of justice and human rights." The president left Andrews Air Force Base at 7:57 a.m. EST for Poland, more than eight hours away. Carter said in a television Interview Wednesday night that "energy will be the tie that will bind us together on this trip," because at every stop "what our nation does about energy will be a prime question." Describing the unfinished business of an energy policy as "that cloud" which will determine "the leadership qualities of our nation," Carter said he hoped his trip somehow would help spur Congress and (he American people to action. Carter cited energy as a thread running through his itinerary when an interviewer suggested his travels to Poland, Iran, India, Saudi Arabia, France and Belgium lack a theme. Rejecting this notion, Carter described the trip, postponed once because of the energy debate and subsequently scaled down In scope, as carefully planned. "Every stop will be productive for us," the president predicted. Talking specifically about Poland, Carter swld that although it has a Communist government and close ties with the Soviet Union, It also maintains friendly relations with the' United States and engages in considerable trade with the West, He said the Polish government Is relatively willing to give people their religious freedom and other freedoms," a factor weighed in scheduling a visit by a president who Is known throughout the world for espousing the cause of human Besides conferring In Warsaw with leader Edward Gierek and visiting monuments to Polish resistance to Nazi forces during Dismissal of UA players' reinstatement suit sought LITTLE! R/W At*- /\r>\ /->„..„* n..:u; . ^—^ LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Attorney John W. Waker asked U.S. District Court today to dismiss his suit seeking the reinstatement of three Arkansas Razorback football players to the Orange Bowl. Judge Terry L. Shell took no immediate action. A spokesman for his office said he would set a date for a hearing on the dismissal motion. Walker had no comment to reporters as he left the Federal Court Building. However, running back Ben Cowins said in a statement that he and the two other Razorbacks suspended from the postseason bowl game by Coach Lou Holtz had "instructed our lawyers to discontinue efforts to get us into the Orange Bowl. "Our team is strong, our replacements are competent and we can still make a good showing in the Orange Bowl. We regret that we aren't there, but our team has our full support. "We thought about quitting school, but that would be a cop out. We have never said that we didn't do anything that we shouldn't have done. We only said that we are innocent of a crime and have not broken any valid school rule. "We believe there are other examples of athletes who have conducted some form of misconduct before a bowl game, but they were not as severely punished. They were disciplined, If at all, in other ways after the game. "But under the circumstances, including the absence from the state of witnesses and our lack of financial resources to get them back here for this hearing, it is Impossible for us of our own knowledge to prove this contention hi court today." Cowins, running back Micheal Forrest and flanker Donny Bobo were suspended from the game by Holtz following a Dec. 20 incident that Cowins said involved a partially-clad young woman at a Fayetteville athletic dormitory. In testimony Wednesday, Cowins had said his football career would be irreparably damaged if he doesn't play In the Orange Bowl. Each of the three players has one year of ellblbility left. "Everything we have built up in the past thee years has been on the inside Business leaden are praising the appointment of G. William Miller to head the federal deserve Board despite their strong support for the man he will succeed, Arthur f. Burns. Miller, 52, will take Burns' place when he steps down as chairman Jan. 31. Story on page 12. President Carter, in a news conference Wednesday evening, says some Arab leaders have told him they would not object to a Middle fast peace settlement that included a U.S. guarantee of Israel's security. Story on page 13, Suspended running back Ben Cowins of the University of Arkansas told a U.S. District Court hearing Wednesday that the cause of his and two other Razorback gridders' suspensions was a 'playful act' in which a girl's 'clothes were removed.' More comments, details in story, page 4. CITY sritsc.itiiiKKS: if ton r,,ii ,,, ,.,.,.,.)„. >1>m . Sllir |»U-iiM- pliuiu- 777-1WH IM-IMITII (. jiiuJ O.-.'iO (,.„,.. Sfiliir- (lavx hi'iMcrn ;{;.'{() and I p.m.. IIIK! it rurricr vtill dHUrr >«>ur |)ii|»-r. I'lciiM- <lo not call lirfoiv (In- ijinc liMccl. Obituaries 2 Comics G Women's News 3 Classified H Dear Abby 3 Features 10 Sports 4 TV Reviews Id Jordan, PLO reject Israeli plan • • ' •« •*• torn down in what, in my opinion, was a rash Judgment by Holtz," Cowins said. Walker filed suit Tuesday asking the court to order Holtz and other university officials to allow the three to participate in the Jan. 2 game at Miami. "A lot of us don't have a lot of smarts," Cowins testified Wednesday while clutching and unclutching a rolled sheet of paper. "We can't make it as big time lawyers. This thing could keep us out of the (pro) draft." World War H, Carter will hold an unusual news conference in Warsaw Friday for American and Polish reporters. To bo broadcast live In the United States, it will be the first formal news conference ever held by an American president In a Communist country. Carter will leave Poland for Iran on Saturday and be feted by the shah at a New Year's state dinner In Tehran. On Sunday, the presidential Journey will take on an added dimension when Carter confers In the Iranian capital with Jordan 's Ktog Hussein. Carter said he will ask what role Jordan is willing to play in promoting a Middle East peace settlement "and at which he thinks it will be advisable for him to enter the negotiations personally as a government leader." School breakin investigated Hope Police Investigated a breaklng-and-entering case at Yerger Middle School on South Shover Wednesday, but discovered nothing missing from either the broken-into principal's office or counselor's office. Both were broken Into by persons breaking glass in the door panes, reaching through and unlocking the door. Officer Tom Hale Investigated the incident, believed to have occurred since school has been out Dec. 21. Weather ARKANSAS: Mostly cloudy through Friday. Rain today and tonight, ending from the west Friday. Highs today low 40a to low 50s. Lows tonight mid 30s to mid 40s. By The Associated Press Yasir Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization and Jordan today rejected the peace plan offered by Israel and backed by President Carter. Iraq was reported ready to Join hardline Arab opposition to Israeli-Egyptian peace talks, already strained by tough stands taken in Cairo and Jerusalem. Israel Radio said a bomb killed two men and wounded two near a market in Netanya, north of Tel Aviv, in an apparent Arab guerrilla campaign to wreck the Egyptian-Israeli peace talks. Palestinian guerrillas of the Marxist Popular Democratic Front in Beirut claimed responsibility for the blast, and claimed 10 Israelis were killed or wounded in the explosion. "No peace can be established in the Middle East without a PLO-govemed independent Palestinian state," PLO spokesman Mahmoud Labady said in the I/ebanese capital. He was commenting on Carter's statement in a television interview Wednesday that it was not in the interest of permanent peace for a "radical" state to be created in the Middle East. Carter reaffirmed his support for a Palestinian "homeland or entity," but said it must be tied to surrounding countries. He firmly rejected the idea of Palestinian statehood. In Amman, the Jordanian government rejected the plan Begin detailed Wednesday before the Israeli parliament. Jordan "completely rejects ... such a settlement calling for the surrender of Arab territories to Israel, thus rewarding aggression and putting an end to Palestinian and Arab rights," the government said in a statement issued after the cabinet studied the Begin proposal. The Beirut newspaper As Safir said Iraq has offered to join the PLO, Syria and other hard- line Arab opponents of the Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's peace initiative in a military confrontation pact against Israel The latest developments came after Begin and Sadat detailed tough bargaining positions, indicating difficult Mideast negotiations ahead. During an 11 Mi-hour debate Wednesday in the Israeli Knesset or parliament, Begin spelled out publicly for the first time the peace plan he presented to Sadat last weekend at their Christmas summit in Is- mailia. Sadat, speaking at a Cairo news conference with visiting West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, restated his opposition to key elements of the Begin plan and underlined Arab demands for self-determination for the Palestinians and the return of East Jerusalem to Arab sovereignty. Egypt is expected to offer counter-proposals when Egyptian and Israeli defense and foreign ministers meet in sepa- rate military and political committees next month to resume Mideast bargaining. While taking a firm stand, Sadat told reporters, "I am optimistic . . .1 think we shall reach an agreement., .Our differences are a matter of negotiations." Begin, too, has said the gap between Israel and Egypt can be bridged Begin, declaring he would not let international pressure shift his stand, won parliamentary backing for his peace plan. The unicameral 120-member House voted 64-« in favor of the proposals. * Correct ion The Hope Board of Directors report in Wednesday's paper mistakenly stated the Adams Industries bid per 1,000 trash bans for the city as J2.19, which is actually the difference in the bid received, which is $55.25, and the amount paid last year for the LOOP l«u!s,.o{ $5" .44 KLY MAN in Mideast maneuvering, King Husseiu's Jordanian regime will be one of three Arab govern- meats represented at a reconvened Geueva conference - along with Egypt and Syria. Israel insist that a fourth Arab representation, the Palestinians, be officially considered a parl of the Jordanian delegation.

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