Thursday, Decembef 29. 1977 '« »-"rv fiiiuti -,f. l:»/i IIOPK . \HK ST \K Foremen, wivgsenjoy onnuol holiday party Wallai-e friend says staCe" 11 I Hill mUlllllHHHMH ' i - 1 '^- have 'blossomed' THE 1IOPK POLICE Department and their ladies enjoyed their annual Christmas dinner and party during the holiday week at the Town & Country. The meeting was opened with prayer and a few remarks by Chief Fullerton. Games were played with radio operator Ernie Gray winning, as usual. The group enjoyed a fine meal buffet style. The Arkansas Slate Police did City duties while the boys were singing carols. Pictured front row, left, to right: Kenneth Rowe, Ernie Gray, Linda Lee, David Feasibility of fattening animals on waste studied WASHINGTON (AP) - The federal government is studying the feasibility of what may be the ultimate in recycling — fattening up farm animals on other animals' manure. The Food and Drug Admiriis- - tration has a 1967 policy against that practice, and says it has no immediate plan to change its mind. But it wants to shady the arguments involved, particularly since some states have authorized manure feed additives within their borders.., .-. /.;..- ..... . ,, . ,,- • . The process of using manure additives involves collecting GRADY, Ark. (AP) — A spokesman for the state Correction Department spokesman has confirmed that an inmate at the Cummins Prison Farm, who was denied protective custody last week, has been slashed with a razor blade. Spokesman George Brewer said Wednesday that inmate Howard Johnson was slashed by another inmate about 2 a.m. Monday and was treated at the prison infirmary. U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Eisele declined Friday to remove Johnson from the prison farm. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - John T. Kelly, special agent in charge of the Little Rock FBI office, has been named to the same post in Jackson, Miss. Kelly, who has been in Little Rock for 2% years, said Wednesday he would move to Jackson about Feb. 1. He worked in Jackson earlier in his FBI career both as an agent and as an assistant agent in charge. Kelly said his replacement at Little Rock would be William Kell, who currently is assistant agent in charge of the Omaha, Neb., FBI office. CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - A change in plans for the location of a new water supply for the city of Conway could delay the city's new water supply for 10 years, a Conway official said Wednesday. Jim Brewer, general manager of Conway Corp., the city- owned elctric, water and sewer company, said he believed the new site upstream on Cypress Creek would provide a better quality of water, but he said the change would require repeating public hearings and relocation plans. The project is being planned by the Army Corps of Engineers. WASHINGTON (AP) - Arkansas and five other states will have until Feb. 4 to submit revised desegregation plans for public higher education institutions. The original deadline for the plans was Jan. 4. M. Olin Cook, director of the state Higher Education Department, said Arkansas' revised plan may be completed about mid-January. The other states which must submit revised plans are North Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Oklahoma. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The director of the state Human Services Department, David B. Ray Jr., said Wednesday the state would recognize hardships that nursing homes will suffer as the result of an increase in the.federal minimum wage. The state will increase the Medicaid reimbursement rates to nursing homes by 7 or 8 percent next month, Ray said. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The I^egal Aid Bureau of Central Arkansas asked the state Supreme Court Wednesday to allow dignified commercial publicity about legal services programs. The court is considering guidelines for advertising by lawyers. The Legal Aid Bureau also asked the court to consider requiring publicity from a Legal Services office to be designed to acquaint potential clients about the availability of its services, and not to mention individual lawyers. The Legal Aid Bureau serves indigent clients in civil cases in Pulaski, Jefferson, Garland, Lonoke, Saline and Faulkner counties. —Shop in Hope. Melton. Mike (Mover, William Haltom and John Shirley. Back row, Steve Atehley. Russell Paul, John Willie Cook, Jim Lyons, James Neal, Bill Martin, Gene Wright, \ —Hope (Ark.) Star photo Howard Milnm, Carl Ward and Chief Harvey Kullerton. Not present for picture were .lames Purtle, Tom Hale. .loo MeCulley and radio operator Taw aim a Liiidermut.li. MOMV.iVMKUY. Ai.». ,\P> Osc.ir M. M.irper. ,1 longtime assivuiU 1 of (iov George (' Ualiaco. h.is <icknow lodged under oath that his business dealings with the state have blossomed since Wallace first assumed office in liHW. Harper unreeled a list of his financial connections with state departments under questioning Wednesday from attorneys for Wallace swifo. Cornelia, during a pretrial deposition hearing in the Wallace divorce case. Karlier in the day, Wallace's brother Gerald testified that he and the governor have not been in business together, directly or indirectly, since January IWW when their law partnership wns dissolved. Mrs. Wallace is seeking "substantial alimony'' from her hus- Iwtnd of six years in the highly publicized divorce proceedings. During the deposition hearing, her attorneys tried to determine whether any of Wallace's associates arc holding money or property in trust for him. Harper testified that his business dealings with the state have grown from "very little" to "a great deal" under his friend's administration. He listed participation in the following enterprises: -Southern American Insurance Co., of which he is president. He said the company, which earns about $200.000 a year overall, provides insurance for the state food stamp program as well as bonds to state employees. —Ownership of five stores leased to the Alcoholic Bever- .1^0 Control Bmril at a total monlhh rn\i;ii ot $4.,WO HP said the lenses were first signed during the administration of former Gov. Albert Brewer. Tart ownership along with his attorney .W PiU-her. and Frank I.ong of the old Selma Baptist Hospital, which, he said, is being leased to the Department of Pensions and Security for $l,<5,owper year. Part ownership of the 1,125- square-foot Watts Building in Montgomery, which is eased to Pensions and Security at the rate of $18,75 per square foot, ••-Partnership in National Services Tm\. which, he said, does about 12.800 worth of printing work for the state annually. Part ownership in Wiregrass Construction Co., an asphalt supplier, which, he estimated, does more than $11X1.000 worth of business with the State Highway Department a year. Under questioning. Harper acknowledged recommending Hay Bass to Wallace for ap- pointmct as State Highway Director in 1972. But he denied discussing any highway projects with Bass after he got the job. Plains warms up; Florida keeps cool By The Associated Press A warming trend will account for higher temperatures, perhaps as high 'is 32 degrees, across the Plains today while another wenthcr system continues to keep Florida's citrus country under refrigeration. Early morning temperatures were running in the mid to high 20s, with some low Ms In Kansas and Missouri, which Is about five decrees warmer than 24 hours earlier. Temperatures in purls of northern Florida are in Die 20s. ••Yost was expected over much of the state today. Readings were below zero In the upper Mississippi Valley and extreme northern New Knglnnd. Twenties prevailed from Illinois to Mississippi and eastward to the middle an4 sou Hi Atlantic coast. • Isolated rain and snow show* ers covered the area front northern California through; northern Nevada and from Ore? Ron into Idaho, Montana mui Washington. Snow fell in tht*j higher elevations. l*rectpiUUlon also ranged Ari 7.011 a to Mississippi. Scattered rain showers drizzle and fog cxtendec through much of Texas and ex Irctnc south central Oklahomi into Louisiana. Snow fell In North Dakota Minnesota and in the Orea I-«kes region. Whitfield Masonic Lodae names new officers wastes from various animals, drying and processing the waste to kill bacteria and make it acceptable to the animals, then mixing the result with regular feed. Using treated animal wastes in feed may provide an economic benefit to consumers, the FDA said, since it is less costly than other sources of nutrition. Large com crops have lowered feed prices for now, but the Agriculture Department notes that this could change. "In addition to contributing to the nation's protein supply, recycling of animal waste may reduce water and air pollution," the FDA said. However, it added that "animal waste could contain disease-producing organisms and parasites, residues of drugs and drug metabolites and toxic elements and other contaminants. it Some states, including Alabama, California, Colorado, Mississippi, Virginia and Washington, have issued their own laws allowing some uses of dried waste as feed. In addition, Florida, Georgia, Iowa and Oregon have started registering dried waste as a feed ingredient under existing laws. The FDA's current disapproval isn't a actor in those states unless the product crosses state lines. "The research to date has demonstrated that animal waste contains nutrients that can be used either by the species that produces the waste or by other species," the FDA statement said. Scientists estimate that 1.7 billion tons of animal waste is produced in the nation each year and as much as 143 million tons of this can be used as animal feed. While the agency noted that many persons might find such feeding repugnant, it pointed out that eating excrement is natural among many wild and domestic animals., The agency also said that studies have failed to show any difference in the composition, taste or acceptability of the resulting meat from the meat coming from other animals. LONG LIBRARY PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - If Virginia Todd put the "books" in her library end to end, they'd stretch from Cleveland to San Francisco — a distance of 2,136 miles. Virginia is software librarian at Honeywell's Process Control Division here, and the "books" in her library are 4,700 tape reels — each 2,400 feet in length. New Officers lor the coming ye a r I' o r .Whiti'ield Masonic Lodge 239 of Hope are: front row, Jei't to right, Hershel (.'lover, M.C.; Gordon M Miner, Jr. Deacon; Dorsey Burns, C h a p lain; " Bill y Laulherbach, Wor- shipful Master; James Purl I*?, Senior Warden; James McLarty, Treasurer; II.M. Jones, Secretary; (June Allen, —Hope (Ark.) Star photo Tyler. Back row, Bob Parham, Installing Marshal and Buddy Mhoon, Installing Officer. Two killed, town evacuated Derailment sets off expl GOLDONNA, La. (AP) Nearly 1,000 people were evacuated after a freight train rammed a log truck, setting off an explosion that killed two men, burned 10 houses and threatened to release a cloud of deadly chlorine gas over this small community. "All of a sudden there was this rumbling — just a roar, like an earthquake," said Frank Easley, who was across the road in his father's store when the accident occurred Wednesday. "When I got to the door there was just a wall of orange flame," said Easley, who suffered minor burns, as did his father, Jack. "I'm 37 years old and it's the only time in my life that I thought I might die." Authorities said the explosion and fire were fed by ruptured tanks of locomotive diesel fuel and a derailed butane tanker far. Eighteen cars derailed, along with two locomotives. Fearing that some of the derailed ears might leuk their cargos of poisonous chlorine or flammable ethylene, authorities ordered the evacuation of ev- eryone within 10 miles of this town in the Kisatchie National Forest, 50 miles southeast of Shreveport. Norm Fletcher, civil defense director for Natchitoches Parish, said the evacuees might not be allowed to return home until the chlorine-laden cars were straightened on the track. Sheriff's officers said the Kansas City Southern train apparently could not brake in time to avoid hitting the log truck that was crossing the tracks slowly. Killed were the train's engi- neer, Bob Russell of Shreveport, and a brakeman, Albert Harris of Alexandria. Another brakeman, C.J. Alexander of Alexandria, was critically burned. The truckdriver, Charles E. Jones, also was treated for less serious burns. : Cause of Galveston blast sought GALVESTON, Texas i AP.I A grain elevator explosion that killed at least 15 people and injured 22 others "was definitely accidental," but the exact cause has riot been determined, fire officials .say. Fire Marshal A.D. Carroll said late Wednesday that two possible caul's vt-re being examined. He .said «. spark from a railroad engine may have ignited highly volatile grain dust Tuesday night, or a switch in the top of the elevator may have short-circuited to cause a spark. Flood lights glared through cold, misting rain overnight as searchers picked through the rubble seeking Hie last three |x.-ople Ix'licvi'd inisMiii 1 '\ crew of 32 and eight federal grain inspectors were believed working at the elevator when the blast occurred. C'apt. K.K. Burke of the Galveston County sheriff's office said searchers believed the missing worker.- were beneath a demolished freight car that v*as parkfd on a railroad siding nt tht 1 Fanner's F.sjusr' f'»>. grain elevator. The car was directly in the path of the blast and was still buried beneath tons of rubble. Rescue operations were hampered by a fjre that kept reappearing atop the burned-out tower. It was still smoldering ';ut firemen said the rain significantly lessened the threat of ;s sect!! 1 .; 1 , exp'osior..
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