Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 31, 1977 · Page 1
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Hope, Arkansas
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P.O. .'ox -'3'."t Pa 1 las , Texas i t Our Daily Bread Sliced Thin By The Editor Alex. H. Washburn With Other Editors RED RIDING HOOD Ed Note: The following reprint from a Voice of Americanism broadcast ot Jan. 22,1972, was sent to us by James H. Pilkinton, Hope attorney, with the pithy comment, "Sing of our times." Once upon a time, in a far away countoy, there lived a little girl called Red Riding Hood. One day, her mother asked her to take a basket of food to her grandmother, who had been ill and lived alone in a cottage in the forest Red Riding Hood was happy to go bemuse she loved her grandmother and always enjoyed the walk through the woods. But it happened that a wolf waa lurking in the bushes and overheard the conversation. He decided to take a shortcut to the grandmother's house and get the goodies for himself. It was a beautiful day and Red Riding Hood stopped to pick some wildflowers as she went her way. This gave the wolf a little extra time, which enabled him to kill the grandmother. He then dressed in her nightgown and Jumped into bed to wait for the little girl. When she arrived, he made several nasty suggestions and then tried to grab her. But by Uiis time the child was frightened and ran screaming from the cottage. It happened that a woodcutter, working nearby, heard her cries and rushed to her rescue. He killed the wolf with an axe, thereby saving Red Riding Hood's life. All the townspeople hurried to the scene and proclaimed the woodcutter a hero. But after the inquest, several facts emerged. First, the wolf had never been advised of his rights. Second, the woodcutter had made no warning swings before he struck the fatal blow. The Civil Liberties Union stressed the point that although the act of eating Grandma may have been in bad taste, the wolf was only "doing his thing'? and did not deserve the death penalty. The SDS contended the killing of the grandmother should be considered self-defense because she was over 30 and, therefore, could not be taken seriously because the wolf was trying to make love, not war. It was decided then there was actually no basis for charges against the wolf. The woodcutter, however, was indicted for unaggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Several nights later, the woodcutters cottage was burned to the ground. Within a week, woodcutters' cottages throughout the countryside were burned as a protest against violence. Then one morning, the woodcutter's body was found torn to shreds. At first is was thought he had been attacked by a pack if dissident woives wnose motive was revenge for their slain comrade. But the investigating committee decided he had been overcome by massive guilt feelings and he had hacked himself to death. The fact that no axe was found led to the theory that there had been an accomplice. But this was never proved. One year from the date of the "Incident at Grandma's" her cottage was turned into a shrine for the wolf who bled and died there. Ail the village officials spoke at the dedication. It was Red Riding Hood, Iwwever, who gave the final tribute. She said that while she had been selfishly grateful for the woodcutter's intervention, she realized, in retrospect, that he had overreacted. As she knelt and placed a wreath in honor of the brave wolf there was not a dry eye in Hope ftemptte** Cooaty VOL. 79—NO. fifi —8 Pages Meihber of the Associated Pml Newsoaoer Euterprlse AM'B. Featnra i. ne starts off with a Country—and winds up with a Government! A U- Tint < ForPrriod Mo*. Ar. 9/30/77 4,560 .4 t.Vf Ml/76 4,502 Av. net paid circulation 8 month* ending Sept. 30, Hf?—.4WO As Hied with Audit Bureau of Clrcwfettons, *ab»«ct to audit. PRICK 15c Star HOPE. ARKANSAS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31. 1977 Weather, terrorism top 1977news |Cambodia claims invasion; breaks ties with Vietnam By MARY CAMPBELL AP Newsfcatares Writer The coldest weather "since the founding of the republic" was how the National Weather Service described the winter of 1977 in the eastern two-thirds of the United States. Cold, ice and snow brought hardship and sometimes death to individuals and hurt the economy. Natural gas and power shortages forced many industries, offices and schools to close. The severe winter is ranked as top story of 1977 by editors and broadcasters of Associated Press member newspapers and radio and TV stations. The vote was taken before Egyptian President Anwar Sadat visited Israel. DIGGING OUT—A group of people N.Y., one of the nation's hardest-hit gather around their snow-covered areas during an unusually severe autos in a parking lot in Buffalo, winter. TEARS FOR ELVIS-Thousands of sorrowing fans line up outside the gate to Elvis Presley's Memphis, Tenn., mansion, mourning the death of the singer. Other top stories, as they were rated In the annual poll, were: Spread of International terrorism; new Panama Canal treaty agreed upon, faces ratification fight; Bert Lance resigns under fire as budget director; Elvis• Presley dies; Gary Gllmore executed In Utah, ending 10-year moratorium on capital punlsh- ' ment in the United States; two jetliners collide at Tenerife airport; administration evolves a controversial energy policy as U.S. dependence on foreign oil Increases; David Berkowltz Is captured in New York and charged with the "Son of Sam" killings; Tongsum Park identified as lavish spender in South Korean bid to Influence Congress, lawmakers under investigation. •> Two predictions, that the winter would be abnormally cold and that natural gas stockpiles and production were precariously low, came true early In 1977. Every day brought bad news. BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) Cambodia cut diplomatic ties with Vietnam today and accused its Communist neighbor and former ally of mounting a massive Invasion and plotting to topple the Phnom Penh government. Radio Phnom Penh, In a broadcast monitored here, claimed several divisions of Vietnamese troops — aided by "foreigners" acting as "direct commanders and advisors" — have Invaded Cambodia, backed by by hundreds of tanks and warplanes. The broadcast did not identify the "foreigners." Cambodian President Khieu Samphan, in a 48-mlnute speech broadcast by the official state radio, accused Vietnam of trying to attain its "strategic desire to make Cambodia a member of the Vietnam-dominated Union of Indochina." He said the Invasion began last September and claimed the attackers burned villages, raped women and snot civil- ians. Radio Phnom Penh said the diplomatic rift will continue until Vietnamese forces withdraw from Cambodia. The broadcast was the first official acknowledgement of fighting between Vietnam and Cambodia. Frontier clashes between the Communist states Involving heavy artillery, aircraft and large troops units were reported by sources in Bangkok and Washington In December. Official Vietnamese radio broadcasts made no mention of the Cambodian statement. Cambodia gave Vietnamese diplomats until Jan. 7 to leave the country and said air links between the two countries would be suspended. The fighting Is believed concentrated In an area known as the Parrot's Beak, a protrusion of rice-rich Cambodian territory that juts into Vietnam. The heart of the parrot's beak, scene of a controversial American military Incursion In 1970 during the Indochina War, la about 75 miles from the Cambodian capital and 65 mlUca west of Saigon. Sources in Bangkok said the Vietnamese are using American-made warptonea and other equipment captured from U.S.- backed South Vietnamese forces when the Saigon government surrendered. One Bangkok source said casualties on both sldea "appear to have been substantial" in fighting on both aldea of the frontier. Communlflt-led forces of North Vietnam and the Cambodian Khmer Rouge were allies against U.S.-supportcd governments in South Vietnam and Cambodia until the Communist takeovers of both countries in April 1975. But Vietnam and Cambodia have had poor relations since then and territorial claims and a long history of bloody Vietnamese-Cambodian conflicts appear to be fueling the border problem. Carter off to Iran GARY GILMORE Sing Out! Ring Out! WARSAW, Poland (AP) President Carter bid farewell to his Polish hosts today and departed in a snowstorm for Iran on the second stop of his six- nation foreign tour. In Tehran, the Iranian capitol, hundreds of persons chanting "Yankee go home" demonstrated near the U.S. Embassy and in other parts of the city several hours before Carter was scheduled to arrive. The protestors massed near the embassy on one of Tehran's main thoroughfares, at Tehran University, and outside the offices of a jointly owned Iranian- American company. Witnesses said they smashed windows at the company offices. The crowds dispersed when police arrived. Several arrests were reported. At the university, demonstrators carrying placards proclaiming "We hate Americans" and "Down with Imperialists" were hustled into police vans and taken away. Carter, hatless in driving snow, reviewed a military honor guard with Polish Communist Party lender Edward Gierek at the Warsaw military airport. Snow, falling from a leaden sky, covered the president's hair as he chatted briefly with families of the U.S. Embassy staff and shook hands with a small crowd of Polish factory workers bussed to the airport for the brief departure ceremony. There ,were no airport statements. A large red sign at the airport proclaimed: "Long live friendship between the people,-? of Poland and the United States." Carter, ending his first visit to a Communist nation, boarded Air Force One for the 4W hour flight southeast to the Iranian capital. The Boelng-707 jet was airborne at 9:13 a.m, (3:13 a.m EST). NBC gets signed protest from Anita's supporters BERT LANCE Immunization: OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) «• Two Oklahoma City evangelists met Friday In New York with an NBC television spokesman and presented him a 5,000 signature petition protesting the network's decision to drop Anita Bryant as host of the Orange Bowl parade. Larry Jones and Dr. Robert Wise admit that their protest will not change the programming of the Saturday event, but may have an effect on the outcome of the show next year. Jones and Wise presented the 100-foot long list to a network official in response to NBC's complacency could lead to epidemic HAPPY ACHIEVER—Janet Guthrie is welcomed back to the pit after becoming the first woman to qualify for the Indianapolis 500 auto race. Miss Guthrie set a new course record for women at an average speed of 188.403 mph on 10-mile trial run Obituaries LEE ROY HATFIELD Lee Roy Hatfield, 69, died Thursday In a local hospital. He was a member of the Baptist church, a retired em- ploye of the Arkansas Highway Dept., and a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mercedes Hatfield of Hope; five sons, Autry and James Hatfield, both of Longview, Tex., Delton and Wayne Hatfield, both of Hope, Danny Hatfield of Norman, Okla.; three the forest. — Voice of Americanism Broadcast, January 22,1972. daughters, Mrs. Carolyn Roberts of Little Rock, Mrs. Annette Garner of Yellville, Ark., Mrs. Patsy Diane Dupree of Little Rock; three brothers, Hiram Hatfield of Hope, Ted Hatfield of Stamps, Giles Hatfield of El Dorado; two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Johnson of Camden, Mrs. Viola Hulsey of Hope; and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Herndon chapel with Dr. Richard StUtner officiating. Burial will be in Bright Star cemetery under the direction of Herndon Funeral Home. There is an alarming trend of complacency today allowing a decline of immunization levels against polio, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and measles, and unless more children are immunized, widespread epidemics could take place again especially among pre-school children, Dr. J.W. Kennedy writes In a letter to the Hempstead County Health Unit. Dr. Kennedy Is with the Southwest Regional Health Office in Nashville. The letter states: In 1964 and 1965 before the Rubella (German) measle vaccine became available, measles complications occured, claming hundreds of young lives each year and causing 20,000 deformed babies and 30,000 miscarriages yearly. The measle vaccine now is given after 1 year of age-and before 12 years of age. It is reported by Drs. Krugman and Katz of New York and Duke Universities, that 20 per cent of all children under 13 years are not adequately protected by DPT vaccine; 30 per cent of all children age 1 year to 4 years are unprotected by polio vaccine; and 35 per cent of all American children have never been immunized against measles and Rubella. Acts 244 of 1967 and 633 of 1973 by the state legislature, require that children must be completely immunized or in the process of immunization before entering any public school, private school or child care facility in Arkansas, By January 1,1978 school systems will have received the immunization records of every child enrolled. In the fall of 1978 students will be denied entry into school if not completely immunized. The following is the immunization schedule recommended by Arkansas Department of Health. Although the fourth and fifth dose of DPT and OPV are not required for children to remain In school they are .recommended to insure complete protection against these diseases. IMMUNIZATION SCHEDULE 2 Months — DPT and oral polio vaccine 4 Months — DPT and oral polio vaccine 6 Months — DPT and oral polio vaccine 12-15 Months — measles and Rubella 18 Months — DPT and oral polio vaccine 44 Years — DPT and oral polio vaccine 14-16 Years — Tetanus and dlptherla booster and booster doses every 10 years ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATION 1. No girl over 12 shall receive a rubella (German) immunization unless a private physician elects to administer the vaccine. 2. Children defined as being susceptible to start (7 day measles) are: A. Any chJld unimmunlzed before age one. B. Any child who received live attenvated vaccine along with gamma-goblin almost all children immunized before January 1. 1967. C. Any child who received killed virus vaccine. D. Any child who has never been immunized or had documented history of the disease. If the immunization pattern begins after the recommended age, vaccine should continously be administered until the child has received one measles, one Rubella, three polio and booster, three DPT and booster vaccines. The task of ensuring proper Immunization levels is a great and continuing one. Health Education must be understood by all health providers, public clinics, school officials and parents to prevent lowered immunization levels, BO that the transmission of the diseases for which vaccines are available, are controlled completely and this can be done with the help of all of us. decision to drop Miss Bryant from the show, they said at a news conference here after their return. Included on the list were the names of 25 state senators. The men aaked for an appointment on Thursday, they said, but were turned down until they reminded NBC officials that a refusal could mean nasty publicity for a network already "no. 3 in the ratings." At their meeting, Jones and Wise said they told the network it had "misread" its television market. The men, who head a group called Oklahomans for Anita, Inc., contend Miss Bryant — a native of Oklahoma - was dropped after the network bowed to pressure from homosexual groups. Mias Bryant's campaign to defeat a Dade County, Fla,, ordinance which would have provided civil rights for homosexuals has snowballed into n national campaign against p-.»v rights. Open ho use is Sunday Hendrlx-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.

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