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Thursday, August 29, 1974
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Doctor Still Practices At 96 ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- Age hasn't forced Dr. Jesse Smith Bean into retirement, even after 70 years of practicing medicine. "f just got in the habit, and I can't quit," said the 96-year-old general practicitioner who specializes in chronic and nervous diseases and obstetrics. "I Just can't make up my mind to retire and sit around and do nothing," said Bean, who admits his eyesight is failing him. AHD Refuses To Talk To Representatives LITTLE HOCK (AP) -- The Arkansas State Highway Commission refused Wednesday to OLDEST PRACTICING PHYSICIAN .. '.just can't make up his mind to retire and sit around and do nothing. To Be Shown To Real Pope 'The Day They Kidnapped The Pope Lauded Nevertheless, his hours are 8 a.m. until 7 p.m. Bean is the oldest practicing mission refused W physician in Kentucky and one discuss highway of the oldest in the nation. He has practiced out of the notional rcprcs office at his home for 30 years borers' union. and until a hospital was built 10 years ago "I was in the office all the time," Bean said. Now patients number three or four a day. Bean, a native of Ohio County, graduated from the old Hospital College of Medicine in 1904, now the University of Louisville. Bean then set up practice in Olaton, and later in four other towns before he moved to Vine Grove in 1926 and Elizabethtown in 1944. He recalls making only house calls when he began practicing because doctors didn't have offices then. A patient's kitchen was the operating room. There were no hospitals, no telephones. Horses were often the mode of transportation. "In those days, people didn't pay much . Nobody had anything," he said, adding he once received a cow as paymenl from a patient he treated for pneumonia. Bean says he has no secrei for his health and energy, live a modern, average life have regular meals, sleep, am attend to my own business," he said. His wife died in 1966 at the age of 81. They were married STA years, and had one son Leonard T. Bean, who became ayor of Elizabethtown. employes' the international representative of a la- Maurice Smith of Bird Eye, commission chairman, told Lloyd Brammer that the commission's time was limited anc that he should write a letter ad sing the commission what he shed to talk about, Brammer agreed to write (he quested letter and said i ould be mailed within tw ays. He and J. Bill Becker ate AFL-CIO president, head I a group of four labor rcpre ntalives who attended th ommission's monthly meeting Brammer told newsmen tha remen at the department ar legedly forcing prosepctiv naintenance employes to sig atements saying they will no iin the union if they are hirec He also alleged that not a laintenance employes had eiyed wage increases whic ·ere authorized by the legisla ire this summer. RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- The Brooklyn cabbie is tense. The kidnapped Pope is stashed in the pantry. The Rabbi turns frantic and the European audience loves it. It is not every day that a Brazilian playwright absconds with the Pope in New York and ransoms him for "peace" at the United Nations. "The Day They Kidnapped the Pope" first opened here in 1971. Enthusiasts of the comedy with a message may take the production for an official papal showing in the Vatican. Sources say that if the Pope likes it, the play may run in a Home theater during the up coming holy year festivities. The toured Venezuela for more than a year play opened in Rio, Argentina, .Mexico anc and a half, and then hit the European boards. By the end of :he year "Kidnapped" will lave played or be running in 35 European theaters from Berlin ·o Antwerp, Paris to Tel Aviv. "And then," says author Joao Betencourt, sitting in a small cafe along Rio's patterned sidewalk, "we try for London and New York." Set in contemporary New York, the play traces the actions of Sam, a Jewish taxi driver from Brooklyn who kidnaps Pope "Albert" and brings him home to his wife Sara. While Sara cooks dinner, newscasters report that the Pope will not be freed until the world comes up with the ransom of "24 hours of peace." Police instead try to charge the house, but Sam is ready Newspapers Increase Dollar Share Of Advertising In '73 NEW YORK (AP) -- News-i papers increased their already- dominant share of\ the nations total advertising dollars in 19Y3, and the energy crisis changed some newspaper advertising patterns, two studies show. A breakdown of money spent last year on advertising compiled by McCann-Erickson, a New York advertising agency, said newspapers obtained $7.6 billion, or 30.2 per cent of the nation's total advertising revenues of $25.1 billion. Bumpers Tours Prison Facilities CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark. (AP) --Gov. Dale Bumpers made an unannounced tour of Cummins Prison Farm and other prison facilities Wednesday to meet privately with em- ployes and inmates. A prison official said Bumpers made quiet preparations for the trip to avoid the glaring lights of news cameras thai usually accompany his public visits. Supt. A. L. "Art" Lockhart ol Cummins said he was informer at 4 p.m. Tuesday of Bumpers plans to visit Cummins. "I would describe his appearance here a very relaxed," Lockhart said. The governor and his aides ale lunch at the Women s Re formatory where the menu in eluded Swiss steak and gravy corn, green beans, rolls an( cake. "It was a regular meal and nothing special was pre pared for the governor s visit, I/ockhart said. Bumpers has been a frequenl visitor to the prisons. Vacationing Youth Drowns ELDORADO, Ark. (AP) Authorities recovered the bod, of Anthony C. Aiavolasiti, 18, o New Orleans Wednesday nigh from the Ouachita River wher he had drowned 2% hours ear Her. Detective Maurice Vinson of the Union County sheriff's of [ice said. The drowning occurred nea the Moro Bay State Park abou 18 miles east of here. Vinson said Aiavolasiti an two other young men were re turning to New Orleans afte vacationing in North Arkansas He said the three had stoppe at Moro Bay to camp whe they decided to go swimming They swam across the rive and were headed back whe the two boys in front heard Aii volasiti shouting, Vinson sale The two then turned back t help Aiavolasiti, but told au thorllles they had gotten abou 10 feet from him when he wen under the water. Television received $4.5 bil on in ad revenues, radio tool .7 billion and $1.4 billion wen i magazines, a report by !cCann-Ericksrin Inc. said. Newspapers also took lh' arger part of advertising dol ar growth, gaining $587 mil on. That compared with a in rease of 5402 million by tele ision, $78 million for radio anc million more for magazines, ccordirtg to the ad agency's eport. ifet newspaper advertisers ast year changed substantially, report on the newspaper in- ustry by Delafield-Childs Inc., Maryland based stock broker- ge firm says. Newspaper advertising rege- ues were boosted last year by nore ads from transportation nd oil companies plus hikes in d rates. These helped offset harp declines in resort and ravel advertising and in classi- :ed help wanted ads, the vith booby traps to thwart heir efforts. Chaos ensues; hen the Pope gives Sam anc "ara personal gifts and leaves heir home. Proudly returning o his papal station the Pope ells the world the story o Sam's humble attempt to res cue the world from violence and war. PLEASED WITH PLAY Betencourt, who wears hi; glossy black hair dramatically swept back, is pleased with the success of the play that use. stock New York characters to: what is probably Brazil's firs theater hit abroad. "After all," he reasons, "yoi couldn't possibly kidnap th Pope in Brazil -- the country' too fragile, it would fall apart You kidnap him in New York." know these city types. I lived ii the -United States for thre years." Betencourt, 40, studied at th Yale Drama School after h gave up a fledgling career a an agricultural engineer on hi family's farm to write plays. "When I first graduated from college I didn't know I could d what I wanted so I toured th Rio suburbs during the mornin selling insecticides and pe fumes and rushed home in th afternoon to write plays." In the early '50s he wrote tragedy -- his only one -- an won a prize from the Teatro c Estudantes. He used the mone to finance his Yale studies. Now, 13 comedies late Betencourt defines his styli "There are two kinds ' writers: those who believe : »the values of life; they wrii ragedies. And those who b eve in surviving! they w r i t omedies." His latest play, a polic arce, is currently squeaking b cderal censors and starting how in Rio. Working in a country whei lays are often closed by th fficial vigilantes on openin ight for reasons ranging fro ie political to the sexual to t! nknbwn, Betencourt is phi! ophical. "Most of the world real playwrights wrote und ensorship. Even the ancie Delafield-Childs report said. "Newspapers benefitted from e rise of explanatory adver- ising in 1973. For instance the il companies which usually do lot advertise in newspapers pent a lot of money explaining heir side of the gasoline short- ge last winter," said John Morton, one of the authors of he Delafield-Childs report. "Schedules for planes, trains nd other transportation were published more regularly in lewspapers and newspaper ad ·ales rose sharply, in the order if 8-10 per cent on average," Morton said. Both Delafield-Childs and McCann-Erickson noted a general trend in marketing toward ocal advertising which benefit ,ed newspapers. "Most of the major advertis ng agencies will use television or image ads for their clients and newspapers for the nitty frilly," Morton said. The McCann-Erickson reporl said newspaper ad revenues share of total advertising has grown at the rate of one tenth }f one per cent for the pas" ;hree years to 30.2 per cent o total in 1973 from 29.9 per cen in 1971. Most of this advertising was snatched away from maga zines, whose share of total dol lars has shrunk sharply to 5.£ per cent last year from 6.6 pe: cent in 1971, the .report says. Radio's share of total ad dol lars has also declined to 6.7 no cent from 7 per cent in 1971 some of which has gone newspapers on a local level. Army Leader Dies SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) Samuel Hepburn, 73, forme national commander of the Sa vation Army, died Wedncsda in a hospital after suffering heart attack. Hepburn, born i England, served in the Salva tlon Army for 50 years an headed It for five years. Women's Groups Pleased With Abortion Ruling LITTLE ROCK (AP) ,inda Scholle,. a Little Hock i orney, has called an attorn i eneral's opinion on the sta bortion law a "cop out." But, most representatives Arkansas' .women's rights or- anizations polled Wednesday aid they were generally leased with the opinion which aid parts of Arkansas' 1969 abortion law might be uncon- titutional. Deputy Atty. Gen. Lonnie 'owers cited portions of the aw which, he said, conflicted with recent U.S. Supreme Court [ecisions. One requires certificates to ie justified. The other requires i four-month residency in the itate for a woman wanting an ibortion. | "There is more to the law' vhieh they (the attorney gener-j il's office) haven't reached,"; Ms. Scholle said. "For in-l stance, the decisions under] tvhich an abortion may he legal -- that section of Arkansas law v o u 1 d be held unconstitutional." . She said Arkansas places :hree conditions under which an abortion can be performed, while the Supreme Court rulings have designated no restric- :ion. Hearing The Goal WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vic ^resident-designate Nelson / Rockefeller, who has been seel lit to be elected president to about 15 years, slept in t h Vhite House Wednesday night The former New York gove or and his wife were invited lay overnight by Preside: nd Mrs. Ford following a pa y for Cabinet members. Offered a choice, the Roc efellers picked the Lincoln be com. Mrs. Rockefeller sa .he hoped to see the ghost Abraham Lincoln, which is sa ,o appear occasionally. Northw«l Arkan*a» TIMK, Thuri., Aufl. 29, 1974 rAYCTTIVlLLI, ARKANSA* 22-year-old Jack Ford, snn of President Ford, talks w i t h newsmen near Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park. Working as a park service ranger this summer, Jack Ford young Ford said he intends lo guard liis privacy now t h a t his Father is President, adding {hat he also realizes lie must make concessions as a member of (he presidential family. He says H Is 'good for the country' lhat h!s father is president. (AP Wire- photo) NEWS WHILE IT IS NEWS IN THE TIMES Greeks had censorship." Betencourt and his chara ers are masters of the art urving. "The Day They Kidnapped :]e Poe" has more than survived -- it has flourished. First iresented in 1971 in a small 50-seat Copacabana theater vhere it ran a year and a half "packed audiences," the y landed in Zurich's famous nternalional Schauschpielhaus heater to begin its real climb o success. A German language adapta- ion, opened in November 1973, vas reviewed by local Zurich icwspapers and taxi drivers vho were invited to attend per- ormances and voice opinions, lorns honked, theater columns vere peppered with ex- lamalion points and the play vas launched successfully amid bellylaughs and quiet smiles. In Israel, famed actor Topo! s considering the part of the axi driver, while Italian film star Vittorio de Sica is being asked to play the Pope. Meanwhile author Betencourt, who is currently considerered one of Brazil's most important laywrights, sits on Copaca- jana Beach where it all began and waits for a nibble from Broadway or Hollywood. Study Issued On Stale System For Retirement LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Arkansas lags behind 36 other states in its retirement system for employes with 30 or 35 years of tenure, Dr. Bob Hall, a University .of Arkansas insurance professor, said Wednesday. Hall told the Public Retirement System Board, however that Arkansas is above average in its treatment of employes with less service. At the request of members of the state Public Employes As sociation, Hall made a study ol state retirement plans. He suggested several ways to improve the state's system, in eluding removal of the $12,001 salary limit. Salary above tha level cannot be figured in the pension plans now. Hall also suggested Sim plification of the state formula for arriving at pension plans. State Rep. Bill Beaumont o Little Rock said he would , troduce two recommendation during the 1975 legislative ses sioh along the lines of Hall': suggestions. Beaumont also said he wouli recommend that a standin committee be formed to eva. uate all retirement bills. Cosmonauts To Visit HOUSTON (AP) -- Russian cosmonauts Alexei Leonov and Valeriy Kubasov, prime crewmen for the joint U.S.-Russian space mission July 15, will make their third visit to the Johnson Space Center Sept. 9 for three weeks of training. Six Russian backup crewmen will also make the journey, their second visit here, a Na tional Aeronautics and Space Administration spokesman salt for the Russian Wednesday. Plans call and American spacecraft to launch separately, attempt to dock in earth orbit, then return to earth separately. Scarce Pesticide Reported Stolen PORTLAND, Ark. (AP) Eighty gallons of pesticide that has Fundal, become scarce that it sells for about $5 a gallon on the black markel were stolen Wednesday from chemical shed at the Reed Air port. Ken Reed, owner and opei ator of the flying service, sai Fundal, which is used mainl to kill the eggs of boll worm and bud worms, costs about $3 a gallon on the open market. He said there are only tw egg-killing agents such as Fun dal nn the market. Reed said he was told by th manfacturer of Fundal, th Nor-am Agricultural Products Inc., of Chicago, that the pest cide was scarce because th firm had run out of the ha teria culture from which it made. The cans of Fundal stored ' his shed belonged to area farm era, Reed said. OUTSTANDING FEATURES. OUTSTANDING LOW PRICE. Outstanding Vdue. HEAVYGAUGE coils are evenly spaced for level support. EDGE SUPPORTS and heavy-gauge border wire prevent edge sag. PROPORTIONED center wire support distributes shoulder to knee weight evenly. 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