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Thursday, September 26, 1974
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Honduras Faces Starvation From Hurricane Floods TEGUCIGALPA. Honduras - N6 one in Honduras paid much attention early last week as Hurricane Fifi crept through the Caribbean sea. It.was just another storm to the 2,4 million people in this triangle-shaped Central American country. Flfl is gone. But Honduras, a nation reeking of poverty, is flat on its back with Fifi's name etched forever in the national memory, the worst disaster in Honduran history. The government estimates that 7,500-8,000 died. No one will ever know lor sure how many perished. The National Emergency Committee said another 100,000 are homeless. No one knows how many people died of hunger after Fifi destroyed almost 50 per cent of the nation's food crops. The Hondurans w e r e undernour Itned, h u n g r y , in abject poverty, before the storm came. In their usual state o! malnutrition they were not up Allenbaumer Is Sentenced To Year In Prison · HOT SPRINGS, Ark, (AP) Truman Altenbaumer of Ho Spring* has been sentenced ti one year in prison with si: months suspended and fine $1,000 for hia part in mis applying funds of an Arkansas bank. Altenbaumer, a former exec tllive secretary of the state Re publican party, was sentence in U.S. District Court. He is a former director of the Bank o Glenwood and the Pike Countj Bank at Murfreesboro. He pleaded guilty July 8 t three misdemeanor charges o misapplication, but U.S. Dis trlct Court Judge Oren Harri of El Dorado dismissed two c the charges and sentenced A tenbaumer on one count of mis applying funds when he was director of the Pike Count bank. Hilmon Duke of Glenwood, former executive of both th Glenwood and Pike Count banks, and Larry Ball of Ho Springs, who held several exec utive petitions at the Glen woo bank, also were sentenced b Harris this week. · Duke was fined $10,000 afte pleading guilty to one felon count of conspiring to misappl bank funds. He was given 1 days to pay the fine. Ball, who pleaded guilty : two misdemeanor charge wbwi Altenbaumer did, wa ·girm a one-year suspende , prison sentence on each coun and RiMd $1,000. holding on for the three, (our · five days it took for thfe oods to recede enough to get 'Od and shelter to them. Wilh almost half this season's orn and bean crops gone, the ation faces starvation. Poverty is common in H6n- uras; the average annual ih- ome is less than $260. Many easants have almost no cash ncome; they rops and by live off bartering. their Beg- Still Only A Possibility Networks Study Expansion 01 Evening News By JAY SHARBUTT NEW. YORK (AP) -- ABC preferences in halt-hour network' news shows, "what we News is awaiting the results of found quite clearly was that a year-long survey of what people watching the early eve- viewers might like to set if the ning news broadcasts were network expands it* weekhight looking for a pretty quick sum- television news show from a half-hour to 45 minutes or an hour. But it plans to news barrier soon. mary of what had happened that day. "Now, what we're looking for doesn't mean ABC i s to find out if they just want break the half-hour more of that or whether there's an appetite for longer, analytic. The survey, say* ABC News al kinds of material or 'maga- Presideht Bill Sheehan, "is just nine' kinds of material." because we really] The idea of a 45-mlhut* or any hope of ex- ars abound in the cities. Boys rop out of first grade to shine noes to help buy food. People were warned about "ifi. But few paid attention. 'nly 10 days before, Hurricane armen skirted Ihe coast wlth- ut serious damage. Even if the arefoot, poorly clad people anted to leave they had no- vhere to go and no way to get lere. Measured against other killer itorms, Fifi was just a kitten. The storm had sustained winds if 125 miles an hour with gusts up to 140 m.p.h. Carmen's winds gusted up to 175 m.p.h. and there was no large loss of ife. Fifi did her damage with wa- er. She dumped up to 24 Inches of rain In 36 hours on northeastern Honduras. As Fifi's eye trudged slowly offshore, tides 15 feet adove normal rose in the mangrove swamps, blocking the flow of the rivers. The torrential 'rain suddenly turned tranquil moun ;ain streams into raging torrents. The streams flowed into the Ulua, Charhelecon and Aguan rivers, and the rivers :iad nowhere to go except over their banks. Damage throughout the country far surpassed the gross na- Llonal product. Between 80 and 95 per cent of the banana crop was wiped out, with a loss of half a billion dollars. People tried to help. But the aid pouring in from other countries In plane after plane ran into bottlenecks. Only 20 per cent of the railroad lines survived. T h e r e are few paved roads. As the first week after tf,« storm neared its end, reports came in of outbreaks of disease. Rotting bodies of the dead, animal and human, were taking their toll. an exercise don't have Banding the 'ABC Evening News' right now. But we want to be ready in case the day comes." He said the study, conducted hour-long news show on week nights has been discussed at the three networks for several years. But it still remains only a dream, wilh nothing definite planned, the networks say. by Frank N. Magid Associates, Until 1963, they only brbad- an Iowa-based "e cast 15-minute evening news and research firm, limply asks, programs. NBC went to a half"What are people hour in September that year, the networks go to an hour or followed by CBS in December. 45 minutes?" ABC says it adopted the 30-mlii- He recalled .that whn an car- ute format in January 1967. lifer survey was madt Of viewer Right now, the official line at ABC, whose weeknight news show Is carried by 197 stations, is that an hour-long version of will regularly appear within the next five years. But it won't predict which year. CBS, whose evening news Is carried by 194 stations, and NBC, its nightly news carriec by 209, also predict hour-long network evening news pro grams in the future, but they also won't predict approximate ly when. PSC Okays Loan LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Public Service Conimls sion said Wednesday that Perco Telephone Co. of Perryviile may borrow $1,033,200 from the federal Rural Telephone Bank. The company said the loan would be used to upgrade it facilities and service. ROCK GROUP ' ENDORSES JUDGE YELI.VILLE, Ark. (AP) The rock band, Black Oak Ar- lansas, recently bought a full- page, $150 advertisement in the Yellvllle Mountain Echo to pay rlbule lo Marion County Judge Billy Rose. The advertisement had a pit- lure of Rose and said, "Judgs Billy Rose is one heck of a fair lan." The ad was signed, but nol y ' any political committee Rose, a Democrat, faces no Opposition in November. Black Oak makes its home al Northwt* ArftanMN TIMES, Thum, S«pf. 24, 1974 ·' PAY ITT IVI LI. I, ASm*M*AI a resort aiea near here. Black Oak manager Butch Stone was with the band on a European tour Wednesday, bu a Black Oak spokesman ex plained the origin of the ad "Butch was just feeling goo one day, and we all like Judge Rose." the spokesman said. The group has worked With Rose on sftfn* civic projects. Rose's reaction to th* ad: "I appreciated that." Judy Petty Walks Through Faulkner County Parade CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -- Congressional candidate Judy Petty pdjitely turned down an after to ride with Rep. Wilbur D. In Ihfe Faulkner Parade Wednes- Mills, D-Ark. County Fair day. MM. Petty, a Republican who opposes Mills' re-election bid, had been banned frbrn riding in thi parade because Of her polit ical candidacy, according to Guy H. "Mutt" Jones of C$n- way, the parade marshall. However, Jones said in cumbents, like Mills, could par tlcipate. Mrs. Petty walked along th« parade route and later said she was pleased with standing response the from out the Faulkner County residents. Mrs. Pttty had said Jones had told her staff that she NATO Ambtmador WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whit* House officials have neither confirmed nor denied report* hat 76-year-old career dip!o» mat David K.E. Bruce will b« named ambassador to NATO. . Outgoing ambassador Dontk! Rumsfeld has been named 1 to ;a White House staff post. Bruce was enroute home Wednesday rom his tour as first head of :he U.S. liaison office in Peeing, and published reports indicated he would be appointed to the NATO position. Former Republican National Chairman George Bush has been named to succeed Brucs In Peking. could not shake hand: vjitH anyone at the fair, but Jones denied ever saying that. " "It's a free fair," Jones said, "I don't know of any law against people shaking hinds. They certainly won't let her make a political speech out there. The fairgrounds are privately Owned." Janes, a Democrat, has been parade marshall for 25 year*. Ford Congratulate! BALTIMORE (AP) -- Detroit Tigers designated hitter Al Kaline got a congratulatory telephone call from President Ford after becoming the 12lh player in major league history to record 3,000 hits. "He congratulated me and aaid he was happy for me, and told me to be sure and stop in and see him when I wa» in Washington," Kaline aaid. ELLEY Pay Cash and SAVE! OVERSTOCKED FIR 2*x4"-14'#3 11* FRANKLIN FIREPLACE WHILE THEY LAST! 169 95 Includes Grate Screen SHINYL VINYL CONGOLEUM FLOOR COVERING 2 87 persq.yd. 5V2- 6' STEEL FENCE POSTS " ea ea. 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