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Moon And Disciples Believed Peddling More Than Religion WASHINGTON AP - The Rev. Sun Myung Moon and his fervent disciples are swooping across the country with a brand of Christianity embracing politics and peddling. · To their dismay, they've swooped straight into the hands of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, which thinks the Rev. Moon's Unification Church may be teaching its young foreign trainees more about peddling than preaching; . The Immigration, Service has threatened to deport 61 of the foreign trainees who failed to leave the country after their visitor's visas expired. Aboui 500 more face similar treatment. "I am again and again embarrassed In front of them that our country In effect is saying, 'We don't want you, 1 " said Neil only a b o u t 6,000 are active workers. The church lists headquarters In every state, with tho largest fallowings in New York, Washington Francisco. and San Northwttt Arkcmtoi TIMES, Tu«i., Oct. 8, 1974 · 13 PAVKTTIVILLE, AMKANIA* (AP Wirepliolo) ROLLING DOWN ASSEMBLY LINE .. .automobiles move through file painting stage at a factory in Moscow Soviet 'Automatization' Is On The Way A. Saloncn, president of the church's American .branch. While the government moves toward judgment, the church is proceeding with heavily advertised "day of hope" rallies scheduled In six cities before Christmas. In Washington, site of the Oct. 16 appearance, thousands of handbills bearing the Korean preacher's sedate visage are blooming from -sidewalk trash cans, vacant store windows and the fences along construction projects. The blitz then moves to Atlanta, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Published and broadcast advertising for such rallies consumes much of the U.S. church's multi-million-dollar annual budget. QUESTIONABLE Salonen said 90 per cent of the $7 million raised last year came from the fund-raising activities such as those · questioned by the Immigration Service. The converts,, most of them youthful, are dispatched to peddle peanuts, flowers, candles, and other small items door-to-door or from small sidewalk stands. Trainees peddle "only as part of a much evangelism, Wilson Rejects Tory Bid For Coalition LONDON (AP) -- Prime Minister Harold Wilson has soundly rejected a Conservative party bid for a coalition government that he says proves :he Tories have "given up any hope of winning' Thursday's national elections. Former Prime Minister Edr ward Heath, t h e Conservative leader who is Wilson's principal opponent, proposed an all-party coalition under Tory control as the only way to save Britain from economic disaster. "The Conservatives have now given up any hope of winning the general election on their policies, their team or their record," Wilson responded Monday over national television. "We heard nothing of coalition talk last February when the crisis was even graver." Wilson's Labor party edged into p o w e r over the Conservatives in the B'ebruary elections despite the lack of a majority. POLITICAL DEAL In rejecting the coalition Parting Company Jane Wheeler of Greeley, 1974 World Championships and Canada competed f n r Colo, flies off Inc.bare hack held Sunday in Spring Creek, $20,000 In prize money In thu of a buckixg nronco during Colo. Approximately 200 cow- two-day event. (AP Wire- the Girls' Rodeo Association girls from the United States pholo) MOSCOW (AP) - The Soviet; Union Is on the threshold of the automobile age and seems ready to fulfill the dreams of millions ' o f its citizens -- to have a car. It's going to be a long time before everybody in this vast land of 235 million people who wants a car can have one, but "avlbmobilizsiya" or auto- mobilizntion is on the way. . Nearly 700,000 cars will be sold to private owners this year, and there is talk of one million cars a year in the near future. Those are puny figures com- pared to the United States where 895,000 cars were sold to Americans Yet only Japanese Expects No Trouble In Buying Grain From U.S. LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The deputy to the Japanese am- way back four years in 1915. ago, in bassador to the United States said Monday he did ' regulation of United think Stales grain sales to the Soviet Union would affect the large amount of grain this country regularly sells to Japan . Minister of Japan beiya Nishida is the deputy bassador Takeshi under Am- Yasukawa. Nishida said in an interview that he thought the United States had no intention of controlling grain sales to Japan. Meanwhile, major grain exporters were meeting at Washington in an effort to protect apparently dwindling domestic grain supplies. Nishida, 53, came to Central Arkansas to look at the countryside and to talk with busi- nessrncn, bankers and agricul- about possible Japan and the tural leaders trade between Arkansas. Japan was hit by export controls last year, .but it still bought $3.4 billion worth [Of ?rain from the United States, S'ishida said. He emphasized that Japan 'has been importing the large portion of United States 'rains..;and we have been rgu- lar customers, and, well, per- naps I can say in a much nicer way, but I don't want to be, Japan docs not want to be disturbed by, say, this irregular customers...but I don't want to offend Russian colleagues." Nishida s a i d such large scales sometimes "give rise to dislocation of normal trade," but he said he thought the current problem was temporary and would not affect Japan. "I don't know the announcement to be made by the White House," Nishida said, "but I think the United States knows about our requirements and the sensitivity of our trade." Reduced Speed Limits Said Ignored By Many Motorists By TERRY RYAN Despite ticket blitzes and radar traps, the 55 mile-per-hour national speed limit is being largely Ignored by American drivers, according to state -[highway patrols. ' People are driving slower than in years past, but speeds have crept upward as gasoline shortages disappeared, an Associated Press survey shows. Cars on Interstate 90 in South Dakota now average 61.9 m.p.h., up f r o m 54.5 m.p.h. in June. The average speed on Oregon roads was just over Cl m.p.h. in September. Texas officials reported that 85 per cent of all motorists are driving at between 62 and 65 m.p.h. Drivers on interstate highways in Illinois now average 68 m.p.h. "We don't have the manpow- ucd 13,251 speeding tickets in \ugust, up from 6,277 a year go. Oregon State Police lick- led 100,485 speeders in the irst eight months of this year, :p from 46,271 in the same pe- iod last year. j The 55 m.p.h. speed limit was doptcd by many states as a asoline saying measure after he Arao oil boycott last Oclo- icr. It was made nationwide by lie federal government in March when gasless Sundays and service station lines were a national fixture. 1970, just 125,000 cars were sold lo private owners in the Soviet Union. There are only about 2.5 million private cars in the Soviet Union, compared to some 94 million in the United States and 16.4 million in West Germany. Even with that low number there are obvious signs of the tiny auto explosion: --A foreigner who could drive to Leningrad two years ago at a prudent 60 miles per hour and never look back is now frequently passed by Russians whizzing along in new Zhigulis -- the Soviet version of the Italian compact Fiat 124. --On a summer weekend the Iwo-lane road soutli lo Kharkov is clogged with drivers, many with camping equipment lashed to luggage racks. --One can no longer count on finding a parking space directly in front of the Bblshoi Theater 10 minutes before the» curtain goes up. --A foreigner driving a Zhi- gulis is taunted by a prideful Russian: "Hey, that's one. of our cars. Where is your B'ord?" --Tiny racing stripes, curtained rear windows, stuffed animals and pillows, and Fiat mudguards . are appearing as "customizing" touches to Soviet cars. And the ultimate in machismo is to paint a number on the front doors and place a pair of plastic racing helmets on the rear window ledge. Why shouldn't Ivan Ivanovich get the same feeling as Kremlin leader Leonid I. Brezhnev, who once told a foreign journalist: "When I'm behind the wheel I can relax. When it's I who drives, I have the impression nothing can happen to me." The urge venience, to fate, escape larger program ol lecturing, Bible and other religious study, prayer, workshops and many other activities," Salonen said. But the immigration service saw it differently. "We had received complaints, some from local authorities who in turn had Before Medical Convention U.S. Grants Battle With Cancer Recalled ceived complaints especially on the door-to-door peddling," said INS spokesman Verne Jervis. The 61 trainees whose visas had expired were told to leave voluntarijy by Sept. 20 or face deportation proceedings. But they probably will be allowed to stay while the church chal- enges the order through administrative hearings and lawsuits. PRESSING AHEAD Meantime, the church Is pressing ahead with a widespread campaign for believers in a dogma flavored as much with politics and Oriental philosophy as with traditional Christian tenets. Moon, 54, claims to have seen a vision of Jesus while praying on a Korean mountainside at the age of 16. Nine years later, he began the evangelistic mission but soon fell into the hands of Communist forces who held him in a prison camp nearly three years. He founded the Unification Church in the mid-1950s and missionaries brought it to the United States a decade later. Salonen said U.S. membership has grown lo about 25,000 but idea, which would have set up Britain's first coalition government since World War II, he accused Heath's party of "pursuing an ill-thought-out and ill- explained political deal as a means of getting into office." Almost every major poll has made the Laborites runaway favorites, but British pollsters have proved in past elections to be wrong. The Heath proposal for a coalition also was snubbed by Liberal party leader Jeremy Thorpe, whose middle-of-the road party has tried to become a power broker between the two larger parties. Thorpe did not rule out the possibility of the Liberals .entering a coalition, hut he made it clear Heath would not be acceptable as a coalition leader under any circumstances. DALLAS (AP) -- The straggle of a 19th century doctor fighting to keep alive President Ulysses S. Grant in his last battle with cancer to allow him to finish his memoirs was described here today before a medical convention. Grant, the reportedly heavy drinking soldier, was wracked and ultimately killed not by alcohol, but by cancer of the throat which, his doctor said, as caused by his cigar smok- exhaustion. All my physician can do for me now, is to make my burden of pain as light as possible." He died in July of that year when exhaustion overcame his tenacity. Dr. Douglas was convinced that Grant's heavy smokinj was a prime factor in the cause of the disease that killed him. Grant had begun smoking cigars early in adulthood and some of his biographers said he once admitted to smoking as many as twelve cigars per day. ing the in- Dirty Book Raids LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A judge agreed Monday to postpone for one month setting a trial date for three persons arrested in police raids Sept. 12 ,and charged with obscenity law violations, ' John M. Flncher, the defendants' attorney, asked for a postponement to Nov. 4 to give him time to file several defense motions challenging the laws and the search warrants. The defendants were arrested at the King's House Book Shop - · · · · - · a t 9213-15 Rock and Books Ltd. No. 1 at 4400 Asher Ave. in Little Rock. The defendants are Dan Walter Fortner, 38, of Bald Knob, Sharon Lee Holconvbe, 32, of Little Rock and Louise Rebecca Smith, 52, of Jacksonville, who also was charged under the name Louise Jerome. The vivid account of patient-doctor relationship volving Grant and Dr. John H. Douglas was presented before the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngolgy by Dr.' John T. Bickmore of Baltimore, a direct lineal descendant of Grant's maternal grandfather. Bickmore said he obtained the information from a manuscript in the Library of Venezuela Prepares For Nationalization Of Oil Industry Congress Douglas. written by Dr. and Adult Cinema Arch St. in Little · er to enforce it, but we are · doing the- best we can a state police spokesman said of the 55 - m.p.h. limit. Nationwide, few people are traveling at the 70 and SO m.p.h. speeds formerly com mon on major highways. De spite widespread driving at 5 to 10 m.p.h. above the new spce limit, experts say significan gasoline savings are still being realized by the greater efficicn cy of automobile engines at tin - generally lower speeds on American roads. Police in some stales wil give drivers a few miles mon than the 55 m.p.h. limit, but the number of speeding tickets ha soared as drivers pressed down on the accelerator again. State police in Indiana, Mis souri, Wisconsin and Tcxa have handed out twice as ninny speeding citations as in 1973 The Colorado State Patrol is to mobility, master one's the herd -- all con- own have fueled a Soviet love affair the auto, n e w s p a p e r A S o v i e t ..... - r reported a majority of car owners said they needed a car "to get away from it all." Some Communist party ideo- ogists have warned against a growth of "private ownership ndividualism", apparently wor ricd about what Russians on ,.'heels will mean for the "new Soviet man" supposedly being molded here, eadership has However, apparently Today In History Tax Trial Opens HARRISON, Ark. (AP) The income tax trial of Sheriff Billy Joe Holder of Scarcy bounty and his wife, June, opened in U.S. District Court Monday with the selection of a iury of six men and six women. Holder has been indicted by a 'ederal grand 'jury on filing fraudulent income tax returns. The trial is expected t.o last three or four days. The indictment alleges t h a t Holder reported an income in 1969 of about $6,100 while t h e government contends his income was about $16,000. Holder also is charged with understating his income in 1970 by more than $10,000 and in 1971 by about $8,000. The trial is being held before Judge Paul X Williams of Fort Smith. Judge J. Smith Henley of Little Rock, is related to Holder and has disqualified himself from the hearing the case. · ' cided to make the car a symbol of efforts to meet long-frustrated consumer demands. The Soviets are worried about pollution, traffic congestion, rising accident rates and the host of other ills that come with cars. But they are still at an early stage since the road to genuine mass auto own- By The Associated Pres Today is Tuesday. Oct. 8, the 281st day of 1974. There are 84 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this d a t e in 1776,. the Spanish mission at San Francico was founded. On this date in-In 1871 the great Chicago fire was touched off in Mrs. O'Leary's barn. In 1903 the United Stales and China signed a commercial treaty. In 1934, Bruno Hauptmann was indicted for murder in the death of the infant son of Charles Lindbergh. In 1945. President Harry Truman announced that the secret of production of the atomic bomb would be shared only Hernandez Acosta heads a special 36-man broad-based with Britain and Canada. ership on a Western blocked service by shortage and repair scale is of cars, facilities, spare parts, garages and good roads. In 1970, the controversial Soviet writer Alexander Sol- zhenitsyn was awarded the No- ael Prize for literature. Ten years ago: Hurricane Dora hit a long stretch of Florida's , east coast with 125-mile winds. Five years ago: There was near-chaos in Montreal as police and firemen went on strike for higher pay and army troops were called in to help keep order. One year ago: The United States asked the U.N. Security Council to bring an end to fighting between Israel and neighboring Egypt and Syria. Today's birthday: Black activist Jessie Jackson is 33. Thought for today: The lazier a man is the more he is going to do'tom6rrow -- Norwegian proverb. Grant's doctor had served in Grant's campaigns and admired the former president. He described the medical examination during which he determined that Grant was suffering from cancer of the throat, and then said in his manuscript: "When I had closed this preliminary examination, the effect it had produced upon me, was undoubtedly depicted upon my face." Grant's immediate question was: "Is it cancer?" REPLY CAUTIOUS "My reply was cautious, for I knew that if he once found that j I had deceived him, I could never reinstate myself in his good opinion," Douglas noted. He later went on to say he described the seriousness of the disease to Grant and his family and began the long battle to contain the cancer with whatever tools were available at the time. Grant was then in the midst of writing his memoirs and wanted lo finish them before he died. Dr. Douglas-eventually moved into Grant's home to keep a constant watch over him. Douglas described in details thp suffering of the former president, his pain in swallowing, the swelling of the tongue nd the spread of the ulcer and Brant's intense fear of choking. Douglas resorted to daily nanual swabbing of secretions ·cm the throat, topical appli- ation of cocaine hydrochlorate olutions lo the tongue. It was a me when the aspiration pump vas still far in the future. As Grant's condition detcrio- ated, his determination to fin- sh his memoirs grew. Grant iccame unable to lie down and CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela already is considering the possibility of seeking commission appointed by An outside cooperation to meet any dres Perez shortly after his problems arising after it takes March 12 inauguration to study over the foreign-run petroleum and draft recommendations for industry next year. the takeover next year. President Carlos Andres Per- Jn a separate move, the Minez and his six-month-old center- istry left government currently are - Free Radio Time LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- At least 11 radio stations have agreed to give Public Against 57 free time to speak against the proposed constitutional Amendment 57, Ted Lamb, cochairman of the group, said Monday. The proposed amendment would let the legislature set interest rate ceilings above the current 10 per cent constitutional limit. Lamb said he had received the commitments in the mail Monday. KTAL-TV, Channel 6, at Shrevcport and Texarkana agreed last week to give the organization free 30-and 60-second spots. Grange Secretaries Mr. and Mrs. Robert G, Proctor of Washington D.C., secretaries of the National Grange, were present Saturday, Oct. 5 for state and national Grange awards competition In Tontitown, Awards were made In the categories of needle point, knlttinf, crochet and o t h o r assorted crafts. ie became silent ioughing. Douglas experience what called "cerebral to inhibit used co- leine, morphine, sodium bromide and chloral to furnish ;!cep and searched for methods if liquid nourishment. In May of 1885, according to he manuscript, Grant began to Dr. Douglas exhaltation" as the general forced himself to inish his writing. His insomnia ncrcascd and his restlessness grew with pain. Attempts to dictate to a stenographer were often accompanied by fits of coughing. CROWDED M I N D "The crowded mind," Dr. Douglas wrote, "bent on accomplishing a wished for object, was busy and would not et him rest." Grant rallied and finished his work. Then he confided to his doctor in a note: "I wanted so iisny days to work on my book, so the authorship would clearly be mine. It was gra ciously granted to me. There is nothing more I should do to it now, and therefore I am not likely to be more ready to go than at this moment." Grant was t h e n down to 130 pounds, his limbs inflammed by hypodermics and almost toxicated by morphine. Near Douglas the end a folded he handed paper that said: "I can feel plainly that my system is preparing for dissolution in one of three ways. .One by hemorrhage, one by 'strangulation; and the third by preparing for state takeover ol the industry, which has been mostly under American oil company management for more than 55 years. But nothing has been said ihus far as to what specific role the foreign companies would olay after the nearly three-mil- iion-barrels-a-day petroleum industry is nationalized. "It is loo early to give a definite answer regarding the role, if any, that the foreign companies will assume after nationalization" said Valent Hernandez 'Acosta, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons, in an interview with The Associated Press. "However, careful consideration is being given to this question," said the minister. "We are studying the possible problem areas which may occur after nationalization and, wherever deemed necessary, we will look for outside cooperation and would be willing to negotiate with the companies for providing us with the required services." Assessor Refuses To Turn Over Tax Records FOHT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -Sebastian County Assessor Martin Weisenfel of Fort Smith refused lo turn over the Whirlpool Corp's. tax records to Greenwood officials Monday. Greenwood Quorum Court officials had requested that the manufacturing plant's assessments be sent by certified letter to Weisenfel. They contend that the $70,000 annual taxes should go to Greenwood instead of Fort Smith. A controversy over the matter began in August when Sebastian County Pros. Atty. Charles Karr of Fort Smith issued an opinion to Weisenfel that Fort Smith could collect personal property taxes from Whirlpool since' the area where the plant is located has been annexed to Fort Smith. Greenwood, the lower seal of Seba'stian County, approved an Act 9 bond issue of 1960 for the plant and had been collecting the taxes for several years. At a meeting of the Greenwood Quorum Court's Executive Committee on Sept. 26, of- 1 ficials indicated that they ' would take the matter to court , if Fort Smith would not turn , tsx records over to Greenwood . Weisenfel said he was not go ing to give up the records ant j that he would "just wait until i I goes to court. t "There is no need to pass the - records back and forth," he . said. "And, I am acting on lh^ 1 word of the prosecuting attor 11PV . " mental expe the foreign observers w live board r objective is alization stui Govern mer Lhat some of are likely c : he state ct :akc over fr companies. Under ' An lalionalizatio ;ype of n/iti pany would would be the ting entity co four operatin Some 19 companies, Creole Petr( de Vcnczue Royal Outer Mobil. Sun C rsntly oper which gener per cent of eign income John Cunnilf NEWS UP A( VANCOUVI United Sta MacMillan ay $25 a irint effect! pokesman f el says. The spoke ie price i he cost of a 260 a ton. The Vance tlacMillan B interest in esay, which Saint John, primarily an The spoke itatement iothesay co ects of esc Kr and ma RailrocK TOKYO (/ salesman \\ ailed hange et of a Bt m-board su history of system. Jar way reporle Enjoy C ·==== ·ATHf HAY ' IN YOIIR WASHABLE ni |DTI RUPTl for i«Ju A Fait $7.95 ^tniimf/l* i f i i i i ^^^m of Mines and Hydrocar- 16 nongovern- pil companies. Tha ill sit in on exocu- meetings and their spokesmen say hese "observers" candidates to head concerns which will irn the foreign oil Ires Perez post- i suggestion a mal holding com- be formed ancl foreign-owned oil including Exxon's ileum Corp.; Shell la, subsidiary of i Shell; Gulf Oil. lil and Texaco curate the industry ales more than 90 the country's for- Eft B.C. (AP) - ites customers of Rothesay Ltd. will ton more for news ve Jan. 1, 1975, a for MacMillan Bloc- said Monday increase will bring ton of newsprint to iver-based firm of ocdel has a major MacMillan Roth- aperates a mill in N.B., and serves eastern market, nan said a recent from MacMillan iplained of the ef- lating costs of la- Suicide ) -- A fishing rod whose business had ;ed himself in the foi- ullet train, the first licide in the 10-year the superfast train Instant ull.frapf |Ujlment I Trait _ . I E F T O R _ $9.03

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