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October 7, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

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Supreme Court Reconvenes From Summer Recess WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court returns from summer recess today to a docket of more than 2,000 cases that raise issues 'ranging from the death penalty to presidential Impoundment of funds. Brief opening ceremonies were scheduled for the first day, with Chief Justice Warren E. Burger expected to preside despite injuries received in a bicycle accident that have kept him away from the court most of the past two weeks. After the ceremonial opening, the court will spend the rest of the week in closed conferences, during which it will consider a record 992 requests for action of one sort or another. Last year, the total was 976. In 1970, it was 696. The court wlH announce decisions on some of these matters on its first decision day, Oct. 15. . - , Most of them are appeals which the court must decide whether to hear. They are among about 1,000 petitions for hearing that were filed during the summer recess. The cour already had more t h a n 1,001 such requests pending at the end of its last firm. The court already has agreed to hear 89 cases beginning nex week. Among the cases It is ex p«cted to schedule for ment later are the appeals of even men condemned to die or murder and rape in North Carolina. The court ruled more than wo years ago that the death lenalty as then carried out was uiconslitutional. The North Carolina Supreme Court, how ever, ruled that this invalldatec only that portion of the state's death penalty law that made ;he penalty optional with the jury. The state's courts have continued to mete 'out death sentences by treating the law as mandatory. Lawyers for the NAACP Le gal Defense Fund, which is ap sealing on behalf of the defend ants, most of whom are black nave contended" that North Carolina courts are uncon slitulionaliy evading the Su preme Court ruling. They also argue that capital punishmen Is unconstitutional under any kind of law because it is crue and unusual punishment. Presidential impdunomentj struck down by lower federa courts in a number of cases will come before the Suprem Court for the first time in con nection with a New York Cit dispute. The .city challenge former President Richard M Nixon's action in withholding $ billion apppropriated by Con gress for water pollution con D'Eslalng And Ford To Meet On Martinique PARIS (AP) -- French President Valcry Giscard d'Estaing will meet for the first time with 'resident Ford on Martinique n December, the Elysee Pal ace announced today. The summit on the French sland in the Caribbean will be Dec. 14-16, beginning a week after Giscard is to bo host to "loviet Communist party leader ..eonid I. Brezhnev in Paris. It will be the first meeting of French and American chiefs of stale since the late President eorges Pompidou and former President Richard M. Nixon went to Iceland in May 1973. No important differences mar relations between France a n d '.he United States, although the two countries have been taking a different approach to the energy crisis. France has held back from joining the IB-nation group of energy consumers sponsored by Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger. Giscard has said that he wants to improve relations with the United States, \*ich dropped to a low point last spring with acid exchanges over energy problems between Hawaiian Pineapple Growers [ m " Carolina m T rv- ,. /* . Governor Dies Plan To Discontinue Canning HONOLULU (AP) - Representatives of Hawaii's two major pineapple producing companies, Dole and Del Monte, contend that mainland buyers are going to continue to have fresh Hawaiian pineapple at their markets. This is their view despite reports that the two companies are phasing out their operations in Hawaii for cheaper labor markets in foreign countries. "The future for the Hawaiian pineapple is in airshipping it fresh to the mainland," says Emil Schneider of Castle and Cooke, parent company of Dole. "Now that we have new low- cost agreements with the ail-lines on shipping the fruit, people on the East Coast are now getting good quality pine, apple .. . something they never experienced before." Many of the reports Con corning the two companies pulling out of Hawaii were sparkec announcements ago that they iver, cutting back on tlieir can- ling operations here. The labor market in Hawaii or canning is loo expensive to compete with labor in South cast Asia and Africa, the com parties say. A union laborer in lawaii is paid $2.98 an hour vhile pineapple workers in the 'hilippinos and Taiwan drav as little as 15 cents an hour. !y P and Kiseinger and then French Foreign Minister Michel Jobert. . Foreign Minister Jean Sau- vagnargues was entrusted with working out details of the presidential meeting when he was in by company several months __.,_ ..._,, were closing down their pine apple operations on the Island of Molokai at the end of 1975 Dole has 12,000 acres of land in pineapples there and Del Mont about 10,000, the spokesmen said. While the companies are ex- landing their fresh-fruit ling operation, they are, ship- how- Northweit Arkansas TIMES, Monday, (Xt. 7, 1974 · yAYETTtVILLt, ARKANSAS CHAPEL HILU, N.C. (AP) -Luther Hartwell Hodges, 76, who rose from an office boy to Become a vice president of the Marshall Field and Co. textile organization, a governor of North Carolina and secretary of commerce, died here Sunday of a heart attack. Hodges, one of nine children, was born on a tenant farm in Leaksville. N.C. served as governor of the state from 1954 to 1960, when he was pointed Secretary of Commerce by President John F. 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