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July 3, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

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By Prisoner Richard Stratton Life In North Vietnam Prison Recalled By JAY SHARBUTT NEW YORK (AP) - The long July _4th weekend is upon , us and I "don't know of many . who'd pass up the brilliant flash of the aerial bomb for the ; dull glow of the TV set. But . make an exception Thursday ,, night. . , The reason: An extraordinary ., public TV documentary called "2,251 Days," filmed by station KQED in San Francisco. It concerns one of the best-known U.S. prisoners of war North Vietnam.freed in March 1973. He's Cmdr. Hichard A. Strat.'. ton, the tall, haiwk-nosed Navy : f l i e r whose bowing and seemingly drugged appearance _. shocked the nation in 19G7 when . his captors paraded him before foreign photographers in Hanoi. Reunited with his wife and . three sons in Palo Alto, Calif ", after CK years as a POW, he ,, may strike some as a philo- ·, Youth Ordered To ;; Cease Courtship STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) -- A ,,, Superior Court judge has told ,, young man that his pursuit of a J woman who has spurned his at ~ tentions is "folly" and to leave ,, her alone. "No matter how beautifu ; this woman may be, you jus ., have to give her up," Judge _, Bill Dozier told Michael Vigi ~, as he issued a preliminary in : junction Monday a'gainst Vigil. The young suitor waged a de -· termintd campaign for Debra Gonsalves with flowers, tele opine a 1 fossil, a man with an nswerving faith in his nation's ;adership despite Vietnam, Vatergale and the complex, ervasive doubts they raised. But KQED's study -- filming jegan at the Stratton home a nonth and a half before his re- ease -- tries to understand the ources of his faith, his beliefs ind does it with no small imount of empathy. In the process, it etches a ine portrait of a. guy you'd en- oy debating, having a beer vith, and of a family you'd vaL ue even it the old man did phone ring. calls and a diamond Kiwanis Club Reviews Work Of Abilities Unlimited A slide presentation of the work being done at Abilities Unlimited of Northwest Arkansas (AUNA) was the highligh at the Tuesday noon luncheon of the Fayetteville Kiwanis Club. The .presentation depicting the activities of the. sheltered work shop and plans workshop,' was Wesley Gordon, for the nev presented b chairman o AtlNA's fund'drive for $23,000 and Al Gfiffcc, AUNA director. Austin Parish, one o f : thi founders of AUNA .introducei the presentation. Dan 'Vowel a Kiwanian, is president o AUNA's Board of Directors. The slide presentation i available for showing at eivi organizations. Arrangemenl may be made by calling Grif fee at 521-3500. rouse occasionally about the ing-haired of this world. Most importantly, the show eeps its narrative to a bare inimum, giving its subjects a tear, uncluttered forum for leir views and emotions, be it i a kitchen or a backyard St. D atrick's Day beer bust. It lets the Stratlons tell their tbry, augmenting it with the collections of two of his ex- ellmates -- Douglas Hegdahl .nd Cmdr. Richard Muliin -- .nd those of veteran antiwar .ctivist David . DclUiiger, who nice visited Hegdahl and Straton in Hanoi' A deeply religious Catholic .nd son of a Massachusetti hipping clerk, Stratton comes jcross in most instances with he warm, dry Irish wit common to citizens of his state. But he shows real anger vhen discussing the torture h a t made him confess crimes" against North Viet- lam, an act he again repudiates as "a complete and to 1 ally false confession." The anger shows again, when he says the "worst hurt" the POWs brought out of Vietnam was that "there, are American citizens who choose to believ the enemy in the foreign capi tal and not believe their presi dent or their government.' Strong, bitter words that per haps time and understanding will change. But the only rea way lo assess the i man wh said them is to watch "2,25 Days" from · start to finisl Thursday night. The show runs about 2 hour and 20 minutes. That's a lot o time, but the program contain a lot that helps explain thi Navy commander who stil Says Profit Is Eaten Away By Costs Middle* By LOUISE COOK Associated Press Writer The middleman in the chain lat brings beef from the ranch o the shopping cart is getting more of your dollar than ever jefore. But he says his profit is etag gnawed away by every- liing from higher labor costs to nore expensive meat saws. I n d u s t r y spokesmen say wages and fringe benefits are 0 to 15 per cent higher than ast year; the light bill is anywhere from 10 to 60 per cent uglier; paper bags and other packaging are up 25 per cent or nore; and those meat saws are almost 16 per cent more expensive than they were last 'ear. Elios Paul 'is president ol John Morrell Co., one of the na- ion's largest packing houses. He buys the steer at the feed- fit, slaughters it and sells it to he supermarket which sells it .0 you. The latest Agriculture De partment marketbasket showet .he price of farm-produced foot increased three-tenths of 1 pe cent in May. That meant that on an annua basis, it cost $1,733 to feed a hypothetical family of 3.2 per To Conference Isaac Hughey, Don'Pentiuite James Widner, Carl Bruns an Vanis Sigman of the Westark Production Credit Association in Fayetteville will be attending the 18th annual Arkansa Production Credit conference in Hot Springs July 8 and 9. man. Gei ons -- up $5 from April. WOULD SAVE $34 The government said that if liddlcmen had passed along le savings resulting from low- r prices paid to farmers, the onsumer would have saved $34 n an annual basis. Morrell, a part of United irands, had 1973 sales of $1.23 lillion. Profits, said Paul, were 'less than 1 per cent ... The company has never made as much as a cent per pound." The packer got 7.4 cents ol he dollar you spent for beel his April, compared to 6.2 cents a year ago. The industry claims the money is going for ncreased costs. Paul said he could not pro- 'ide specific expense figures or the beginning of 1974 com- ared to previous years. He said that 75 cents out of every dollar that Morrell spends to iroduce-the meat for shipment o supermarkets goes for the meat itself. Half of the rest, he said, goe for labor, adding that wage and fringe benefits for som employes have risen $1 an hou in the past year. The averag industry wage is $8.29, com pared to $7.41 last year. EARNINGS LOWER Paul said earnings for the be ginning of 1974 are below las year, but he declined to giv the figures. The animal that Morre slaughters is sold to super markets like Pantry Pride-Fooc Fair, the nation's fourth-larges chain in terms of sales. Supermarkets are getting 30 tstt Clarence Ada ational Assoc bains, recentlj tores to featu more specials meat lo the cc greater derr f the oversup p wholesale p The superm already have Agricultur Outlook: By THE ASSC Precipitation ered, mainly evening showe showers expec portion today state Thursd amounts, how* er light. Drying Con humdities wil! per cent duri early mornin crease to mil tween 45 and the afternoons day. Dewpoints: 70s through T Dew: Light cumulations Thursday moi out by mid-m . .Sunshine: 6 possible suns Thursday. Winds: Sou to 20 miles ar Northwett Arfeamos TIMES, Wed., July 3, 1974 ·' FAVETTIVILVK, A«KAHI»« · - Clarence Adarrty, head of the down the price ot meat, even if cent; paper 'jags 31.5 per cent: · -- . - . nlerest rates 55 per cent; ana of Food urged all retail ; beef, to offer to move the isumer, creating md, getting rid rkets say they been bringing keeps an uncommon faith in an I Speaker will "be Rep. Wilbu era of common disbelief; 'Mills. cents of your beef dollar, com pared to 26.7 cents last year. Widely scat- afternoon and ·s and thundered in the south and over the y. Precipitation is: Relative to above 6( during the night anc hours but de- Light to moderate ac both today an today anc light hours, diminishing to eigh to 16 miles an hour at night. ic consumer doesn't think so. 'hey argue that government igurcs don't take into account he time lag between a drop at he wholesale level and a de- line at the supermarket counter. "We have made sure that consumers do get the benefit t;f ower wholesale prices by low ering our retail meat prices," aid Harold Friedland, vice resident of Pantry Pride-Food UNPROFITABLE STORES Pantry Pride had a net profil of just over $2 million lasl year, about one-tenth of one pir cent. One reason for the below average figures, was the closing of unprofitable stores and the oss of $4 million in assets. This fear, the chain expects sales of 2.3 billion and increased prof- John Kovaleski is the manager of a Pantry Pride supermarket in Newark, N.J. He presides over a $6 to $7 million business a year, but says ne has virtually no autonomy. Kovaleski does not have the power to set the price on any item -- unless it is perishable and will not last the night. The shipments he gels are billed at retail prices. He's told what his gross profit is, but doesn't know the net figures. Those figures all are kept at c o m p a n y headquarters i n Philadelphia and chain spokes men do not give out dollars anc cents estimates. They do say however, that labor costs wenl up 18.4 per cent over the past year; light and power 38.6 per aundry costs 40 per cent. Kovaleski aets a profit, quota r or each department, teUipS lim how much money he should make overall. I t : runs about 17 per cent for meat. He says he doesn't know how muca money is left after operating costs and other expenses come out of that 17 per cent. A.D. Davis, chairman of the board of Winn-Dixie Stores, a chain based in Jacksonville. Fla., reels off figures to show that meal prices have declimJd sharply since the start of, the year. Sirloin steak, $1.49 a pound at a Winn-Dixie in Atlanta, Ga., compared to $1.99 in January; chuck roast, 69 cents compared k 89 cents in anuary; ground beef, 69 cents impared to $1.09 in January If costs are down, why aren't eople buying? "The consumer ot ripped off last year," said avis, adding that boycotts, eezes, shortages, withholding ctions contributed to customer onfusion. "Now we have' to in them back." Next: Where is it all headed? MR FARMER: Yfci've been close to UIB Und all these years. The (arming skills you have aie of great value lo others. Use them In a different land.' II you have experience In dairy, poultry or fruit production, or have an ag degree, peace corps needs you lot overseas assignment. Full medical, paid vacation; readjustment £ basic living .allowances, excellent experience. EJingles/coupIes preferred age IMft. Call Mr. Blue collect (SOI) 527-eOZl or write AOrTON-1602, 333 St. Charles, New Orleans, Us. 70130. OPEN THURSDAY JULY 4th 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. SHOP EARLY FOR THESE GREAT FOOD BUYS! Red Bud MARGARINE in Quarters 1-ib. Pkgs. Grand Prix Frozen STRAWBERRIES TO-oi. Pkgs. Prime Choice STEAK SAUCE 5-oz. Bottles CHEF WAY PURE VEGETABLE SHORTENING 3 LB. CAN With $5.00 Purchase Excluding Tobacco Coleman Fresh Buttermilk Vi Gal. Ctn. Starkist Light Chunk TUNA 6Vi Oz. Can Lipton INSTANT TEA 3 Oz. Jar Golden Krust Sandwich BREAD 24 Oz. Loaf GUYS Fresh Potato CHIPS 10 Oz. Bag Atkin's Polish Fresh Whole DILL PICKLES 32 Oz. Full Qt. Unity BATHROOM TISSUE 2-Roil Pkg. 3s $ l Mile High FRUIT MIX l-lb. Cons 41*1 UNITY CATSUP Big 26 Oz. Bottle Sanquet Frozen COOKING BAGS 5-oz. Pkg. Blackburn WAFFLE SYRUP T6-oz. Bottle 29 Kale's Round Box LEADER SALT 24-oz. Box 10 Unity Frozen ICE MILK All Flavors -- Vi Gal. Ctn. Fireside Vanilla WAFFERS 14-oz. Bag 44' PRODUCE DEPARTMENT ·Fresh Arkansas UNITY PURE MUSTARD 9 Oz. Jar Allen's Cut GREEN BEANS l-lb. Cans 4: c HEINZ Hamburger Relish Hot Relish Sweet Relish 9%-oz. Jars 3s $ 1 TOMATOES Ib. 29 Arkansas Sweet CORK 12 for 99 Striped Watermelons $ 1 19 UP Red or White or Black GRAPES Ib. 59 Arkansas Transparent APPLES Ib. 10 Bushel $2.99 Tote-Em FREEZER BAGS 60 Ctn. 48 Zestee SALAD DRESSING 2uart Jar 49 MEAT DEPARTMENT EXTRA SPECIAL KORNLAND LUNCHEON MEATS Liyer Loaf Pickle Loaf Salami Luncheon Meat Bologna 6-oz, Pkg. Longhorn CHEESE CHUNKS Lb. $109 1 Hormel BEEF FRITTERS Lb. 98 Always Excellent Selection of USDA STEAKS AND ROASTS. Barbecue For the Holiday WE GLADLY REDEEM USDA FOOD STAMPS · Hours: 7 to 9 Mon. thru Sat. -- 8 to 6 Sun.I Prices Effective Thru Saturday

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