Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 30, 1977 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, December 30, 1977
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xxx Tcx.-is H uyeuy ui mu« i. ne starts off with a Country—and winds up with a Government! Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin By The Editor Alex. H. Washburn Joe B. McGee to end 54-year career on newspaper Advancing years take their toll of our friends in the newspaper business. Joe B. McGee, with the Log Cabin Democrat for 54 years, has announced he is retiring Jan. 1. We've known Joe ever since we came to Arkansas from the University of Missouri in 1923. It was that year Joe was graduated from Conway High School and began part-time work on the Log Cabin Democrat, becoming a full- time employe upon his graduation from Hendrix College. Starting as a reporter, he moved up eventually to the post of managing editor, becoming one of the best-known newspapermen in the state. He broke into the business under the late Frank E. Robins, grandfather of the present Log Cabin Democrat publisher. I knew both the elder Robins and McGee from the joint effort of the small-city editors of Arkansas to take the early Associated Press wire report over what was known as the "telephone pony." It was a 500- word 'phone report that was reeled off in a high-speed reading from Little Rock. It took a fast typist to keep up with the pace of the reading. When someone on the conference call fell behind he would holler "Stop," and everyone would wait until he had caught up. This editor is a fast man on a three-finger typewriter report, but both the elder Robins and McGee were faster—we never recall either of them having to holler "Stop." Those were the early days of newspapering.-Now we receive about 30,000 words daily on the AP report; it comes in on an electric telegraph machine called the Extel teleprinter (replacing the old Teletype machine), and is turned into type script automatically by computerized phototypesetters, of which The Star has three. But men were better tested in the old days—and Joe B. McGee stood up under every test a newspaper could put a man through. We salute Joe as a great exponent of our calling and wish him a long life and a happy one in his retirement. Hope Hemps toad County VOL. 79—NO. 65 —12 Pages Member of the Associated Press Newspaper Enterprise Ass'n. Features Home o( the Bowie Knife Star .ill-Time Vor Period HOPE. ARKANSAS FRIDAY. DKCKMKKU 30, 1977 4,560 A .Win. At.') 4,502 Av. net paid circulation 8 months ending Sept. 30.1977—4560 As filed with Audit Bureau of ('Irruption*, jubjert to undfff' PKICK 15c New Year's Eve and Lombardo: this year will be different rt 1K£ P L~ ±! r^^^JIl"?. 1 ^; "Victor, who conduct the milkman's horse. We don't R., That's an Iri.,h nuuhv- Other.«« „„ , h . n^_ ._ ,._._ IV*****. NEW YORK (AP) - New Year's Eve and Guy Lombardo's Royal Canadians go together like champagne and cheerful toasts. You can't have one without the other — but this year will be different. The 1%-hour televised broadcast from the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria on Saturday night will be the band's 49th annual New Year's Eve appearance, and its first without Lombardo, who died last month at 75. For tens of millions of Americans the link between the years has been the soothing sounds of the Canadians, playing what Lombnrdo liked to call "the sweetest music this side of heaven." And this year will be no different, said Lombardo's broth- Train hits car at crossing Another Missouri-Pacific train was involved in an accident Wednesday in Hope, the second in eight days. However, no one was hurt in the incident Wednesday evening, and damage was slated as minor. According to reports filed with the Hope Police Department, a Missouri-Pacific engine, driven by Harold H. Griffen, 43, of Fouke, was backing east on the tracks when it collided with an automobile driven north by Guy Basye, 84, of Hope. The collision occurred at the North Greening St. crossing. The engineer stated he was blowing whistle and ringing bell on the train, while the driver of the auto said he saw no lights on the train. No charges were filed by Hope police investigating the accident. Lignite opinion given LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Attorney General Bill Clinton says he questions whether lignite falls under the general heading of minerals when min- the wreck? A minor accident involving vehicles driven by Levester Sharp, 20, of Hope, and Jo Beth Barrentine, 23, of Hope, was investigated by Hope police Thursday afternoon, at 1:59. According to the report filed by investigating officer Rusty Paul, assisted by Officer Bill Martin, the Barrentine vehicle was coming out of a space at the Hope post office, when it collided with the east-bound Sharp pick-up, on East Second. No charges were filed in the incident, and damages were reported minor. eral rights deeds are drawn up. Clinton said in an opinion issued Thursday that the courts have decided such questions on a case-by-case basis. He said the Arkansas Supreme Court had ruled in a case involving bauxite mining that bauxite does not fall under the general terms of a mineral deed. Both baxuite and lignite are strip mined. Clinton said the courts might treat lignite the same as bauxite. State Representative L.J. Bryson of Prescott had asked Clinton for an opinion on whether mineral rights in a deed would convey the right to mine lignite. Clinton said that in a 1905 Supreme Court case, that natural gas fell under the general terms of a deed because natural gas was considered to be a commonly recognized mineral. New funeral home will hold open house Sunday Hendrix-Oakcrest Funeral Home has moved from its old building at 300 East Second Street to a new brick building on Highway 29 north of 1-30. Open house in the new facility will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. Owner and operator of the funeral home is Ben Hendrix; secretary is Eathel Thompson. The new building has two viewing rooms, a casket display room, and the preparation room. The chapel has a seating capacity of 152 plus the family room of 30 for a total of 182. Four thousand square feet of area is heated and cooled; there's a 20 by 80 feet covered drive for the family and hearse; a 10 by 20 feet storage area; a parking area for 50 visitors; and 8-car parking for the family under the covered area Hendrix-Oakcrest Burial Association has $84,000 in reserve, which earns $420 interest each month. Owner Ben Hendrix 1 great-great-grandfather was the Rev. John Henry the first Methodist preacher in Arkansas. The Rev. Mr. Henry served in' Old Washington where he established Henry's Chapel. Hendrix was born and reared north of DeQueen in Sevier County. He attended the University of Maryland, and the University of Akron, Ohio. He also attended the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science where he was an honor student while working full time. Before coming to Hope, Hendrix worked for four years at the Sisco Chapel in Spnngdale. He is married to the former Marcia Whiles of DeQueen. He and his wife have a daughter, Christie, an eighth grade student at Yerger. er, Victor, who conducts the band now. "We're going to carry on what Guy established," he said at rehearsal Thursday. "That's the kind of music people want to hear." "We've been doing it for so long," said another brother, Lebert, who plays first trumpet and is the band's concertmaster. "We're like the milkman's horse. We need a lot of directions.' The broadcast will be carried by CBS-TV and 1,000 people are expected to pay between $100 and $150 each to hear the band play some of the top songs of yesteryear as well as those of 1977. Among them are such standards as Fla, That's an Irish Lullaby" and "Mississippi Mud," two songs associated with Bing Crosby, who died just a few weeks before Lombardo. Kenny Gardner and Ty l,en> leyn who also plays electric guitar, will croon two of this year's hits - "New York, New York" and "You Ught Up My Life." songs on the program include "Enjoy Yourself," "Spanish Eyes", "Your Cheating Heart" nnd "Somewhere, My Uwe." Joining the Canadians for the evening will be performers Leslie Uggams and Paul Williams. The broadcast will switch to Times Square shortly before midnight, where CBvS-TV per- sonaliiy Lee Jordan will supply the commentary that had been carried on for many years by Ben Grauer, who also died In 1977. At midnight, as the ball drops from the top of the Allied Chemical Tower at Times Square, the band will break Into its familiar theme — "Auld Lang Syne." ****** t ******^^***^+*++++****'++ f +*****++t^ftrt*f4jWf4f^fw^^ Carter^ Polish leader WARSAW, Poland (AP) President Carter began meeting with Polish leader Edward Gierek today after placing floral wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, the Nike statue and the Warsaw Ghetto monument under somber, snowy skies in a round of ceremonial visits. Carter holds an unprecedented news conference later in the day at which the sensitive subject of human rights is expected to come up. In a surprise development, White House Press Secretary Jody Powell said Carter was considering an unscheduled stop in Cairo Wednesday to discuss Middle East peace talks with President Anwar Sadat for several hours. PoweD said a final decision would be made Saturday. Such a stopover would be in line with U.S. interest in furthering Egyptian-Is- raeli peace talks, lately strained by stands taken by the nation's two lenders ns well as Carter himself. Carter, hatless and wearing a blue topcoat, paused for a moment in silent prayer and placed a gloved hand over his face in a gesture of humility before the Warsaw Ghetto monument, a stone memorial to the thousands of Jews who held out in the walled ghetto against the Nazis during a short-lived uprising in 1943. At the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Polish and American flags whipped in the chill wind under gray skies and the muffled drums of a Polish honor guard sounded a cadence as Carter placed the wreath. Rain turned to snow during the ceremony, at a monument built on the remains of an 16th century palace destroyed by the Nazis in World War H. REP. KAY Thornton (above) will hold a news conference Saturday at Sheridan, possibly to announce that he's going to run for the U.S. Senate. Bill Lancaster, a spokesman for Thornton, said Thursday that Thornton would make a politcial announcment, but Lancaster would not say exactly what Thornton plans to talk about. Thornton has said he will not seek re-election to the 4th District seat. Lancaster said the announcement would be of statewide interest. He said he didn't think anybody would be surprised by the announcement. First Lady plans walk through Old Town U7AT3OAU7 Dn1n«J /Ar>\ ,. . WARSAW, Poland (AP) Rosalynn Carter's planned visit to Warsaw's Old Town this afternoon is to be a walk through an 18th century city just over 29 years old. Painstakingly rebuilt from the ruins of World War H, the district is a restoration masterpiece which has earned its builders a worldwide reputation as reconstruction experts. "We had 960 buildings classified as historical landmarks," town planner Stanislav M. Jankowski says of prewar Warsaw. "More than 850 were razed to the ground. Others were blown up. Others were burned. Hardly any were left." By war's end, almost 90 percent of Warsaw's buildings had been destroyed, city officials say. Many were systematically demolished by German troops after the crushing of a 1944 uprising by resistance fighters. Old Town was shattered by street fighting during the uprising. Afterwards, German troops blew up the remaining ruins. The district has origins in the iSth century and was rebuilt in its 18th century form, an area of colorful houses and shops centered on an open market square. Interiors were modernized, with penthouse floors turning into artists' studios and some of Warsaw's best apartments. Art galleries moved into shops and cabarets into cellars, some of which had been forgotten for years. Later, the area was closed to traffic and made into a pedestrian zone. "We had no plans, no experts," says Jankowski. "After the war, everything was prefabricated and we even had to train bricklayers." Rebuilders gathered old plans, paintings, drawings and photographs, and trained not just bricklayers but workers who made bricks by hand. "We were never a rich country," says Jankowski, a 66- year-old former resistance fighter who himself was captured in the 1944 uprising and sent to a concentration camp. "For the first two years after the war, Warsaw took up 40 percent of all the money we had for rebuilding the whole country." "The question was asked, is it possible to make a capital in the desert?" he says. "There were many Poles against it. But on the other hand, there was a strong argument for it as a psychological compensation for the crime." Many stone doorways and window frames in Old Town still bear bullet and shrapnel scars. And as elsewhere in Warsaw, Old Town walls bear (Continued on Page TWIM Two Marine guards from the U.S. Embassy carried the wreath up to the monument for Carter. Hundreds of Polish spectators were on hand as the national anthems of the two countries were played. Carter, accompanied by his wife Rosalynn, shook hands with Polish veterans after the ceremony and signed a guest book, just as Presidents Ford and Nixon did on their trips to Poland. Arriving here long af»er dark Thursday, Carter's third sentence In his first formal pronouncement on Polish soil referred to human rights. Still later, in responding to a welcoming address by Communist leader Edward Gierek, Carter cited the Polish constitution of 1791 as one of "the great documents in the struggle for human rights." After visiting three Polish Jester's condition listed fair TEXARKANA - ch ar)cs Jester, Jr. 18, of Hope, was listed in fair condition Friday morning by a Texarkana hospital where he remains some 10 days after his auto was struck by an east-bound freight at the Hope Walnut St. crossing. Killed in the accident was the passenger in Jester's vehicle, Joe Barton. Jester remained in the surgical Intensive care unit at Texarkana's Wadley Hospital. He was reported Improved Thursday over earlier in the week. At the outset of his hospital stay, his injuries were listed as a fractured arm and chest contusions. memorials today and conferring with Gierek, Carter was to hold a formal news conference being broadcast live In the United States nnd to Enst European audiences by the Voice of America. This will be the first full dress news conference ever held by a U.S. president in a Communist country and Carter's first outside the United States. Before Carter left Washington Thursday on the first leg of a six-nation tour, Polish diplomats there entertained members of his traveling party at a luncheon during which some of them voiced apprehension about human rights becoming the major Issue discussed at the news conference. In a television interview from the While House Wednesday, the president touched on human rights in Poland, saying the government here is "relatively willing to give people their religious freedom and other freedoms." During the flight to Warsaw, presidential adviser Zbignlew Brzezinskt, a native Pole, told reporters aboard Air Force One that Poland's human rights record, "relatively speaking, Is reasonably good." However, Braezinskl contended the Polish government has "been lagging" on permitting Poles to emigrate and join their families In the United States. Brzezinskl, White House assistant for natlofal aecujlty affaire, told reporters no decision has been made on polish request for $200 million In agricultural credits. This was on the agenda for the talks the president and Secretary of State Cyrus R. Vance were holding with Gierek. WTioops! WARSAW, Poland (AP) President Curler was embarrassed In front of his Polish wclcomers Thursday due to sloppy simultaneous translation of his remarks by a State Department official. The staffer has been relieved of his linguistic duties. The translator, Stephen Seymour, occasionally substituted Russian words for Polish and when the president spoke of the Poles' desires for the future it came out as "your lusts for the future." When Carter said, "when I left the United States," it was translated: "when I abandoned the United States." At first the Poles laughed, but the continuing sloppy translation ended up making them red-faced. Needless to say, Seymour is no longer translating. His work was clumsy, inaccurate and used archaic wording and shaky grammar. Here are some of the most striking examples: —"your desires for the future" came as "your lusts for the future." -"when I left the United States" came as "when I abandoned the United States." —"our nation was founded" came as "our nation was woven." —"Poland is the ancestral home of more than 6 million Americans" came as "a state also which constitutes the fatherland of 10 million Americans." —"Pulaski County" came as "Pulaskl Duchy." —"he won the admiration" came as "he merited the respect." Philippine official defects MANIM, Philippines (AP) A government official, cited this week by the Philippine Jaycees as outstanding, has defected to an underground movement seeking to overthrow President Ferdinand E. Marcos, dissident sources said today. The sources said the official, Horacio Morales Jr., has joined the National Democratic Fiont which government authorities claim is one of the fronts of the Communist Party of the Philippines. Government colleagues said they were unable to confirm Morales' alleged defection. One colleague said a statement which dissidents said he wrote did not sound like him. Morales, 34, named by the Jaycees as one of this year's 10 outstanding young men in public administration, failed to at* lend the award ceremonies this week, but his mother showed up to represent him. Morales has been executive vice president of the Development Academy of the Philippines since 1975. The statement purp-Meil M be from Morales said he has been an official of the "Marcos reactionary government" f or almost 10 years, "serving a ruling system that has brought so much suffering and misery to the broad masses of the Fili- pino people. "I refuse to take any more part in this. I have had enough of Oils regime's treachery, greed and brutality, exploitation and oppression of the people." on the inside 4 mee»mg is ,ef for fodoy in New fork befween NBC eiecw, and an evangel,',, w ho i, profe^no HBC'* hibr* to hire en- rerramer Anita Bryant for Oranoe Bawl ' - _. . ' * ^^'^**|fW I^VfTf I of Cornelia Wallaco't attorney it ready fo go fo trial Jan. 4 on divorce proceeding! between Mr*. Wallace and her husband Alabama Coy. George C. Wallace. But a signed ttatemeat from /Mn. Wallace's phytician ra/iei questions at to whether the fir it lady will be able to attend the court proceeding*. Jfory on page 2. « IT\ M lt*<:i(lll|-IIS: II >,„, fail ,„ ,,,,-M, ,„,„• S.or ,„„, all - ilu- Ncv Comics (i Classified 8 Chutvh 1'atfi' IU Tt'l'-'usiiw Y2

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