Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 15, 1974 · Page 11
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October 15, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 11

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Legislative Council Sees Gloomy Outlook For BiennLum. LITTLE ROCK CAP) -- Legislative Council members said Monday that projections of the stale's general revenue In the next biennium presented a gloomy outlook. , But, the figures presented to the council by state fiscal experts appeared extraordinarily conservative. Bill Goodman of the council's staff figured that in the fiscal year beginning next July 1, the state would have a net of $540 million that could be used for stale agency operalions. The projection of Richard R. Heath, director of the Finance and Administration Department, was $555.8 million. Goodman's figures represented a growth projection of 11 per cent. State revenues In the last fiscal year grew by nearly 20 per cent. Goodman, conceding that his figures were conservative, said he expected inflation rales to slow down significantly. One effect of inflation is to increase state general tax collections since it raises prices and Increases the number of dollars Due To Tight Money Situation Fire-Gutted Hatchery May Not Be Rebuilt ,r HOPE, Ark. (AP) -- Thel '·' tight money situation could prevent Corn Belt Hatcheries, Inc. - of Arkansas from rebuilding its ·" Hope Eggland division, a large ·;' egg processing plant gutted by ·''· fire Monday. However,. Howard Jackson of *'i Hope, the plant manager, said "__-_ Monday night that officials had ·;·_ made no decision on rebuilding ' the facility, where about 50 persons had been employed. ,,, "The capital investment of a i;. facility such as this is probably - i n · t h e neighborhood of t ; $750,000," Jackson said. "So, at "''.' this time, with the money situ- »'." alion the way it is, it (the deci- '·,- sion on rebuilding) would just ,;, be determined oy the availability of money." Fireman Cecil Faught of ··"'· Hope said the plant's loss "is t;. sure going to hit this area hard *-'· Thai's one of the largest in". dustries around here now -- '·" eggs, chickens and that way." : ' Jackson said Corn Bel ·" Hatcheries has several other processing plants In the Hope ··'·· area, "so, we will be able to .'·" carry on our operation in a re "' duced fashion at least." He doubted that the firms ·?· operalions would be substan ·'; tially hurt. ·" Jackson had no monetary «·'· damage estimate on the facil ity, which processed from 50, -·" 000 to 60,000 dozen eggs a da; '" and which had a roofed area o " about 35,000 square feet. *· Before the three fire truck! "' from Hope, Prescott and Per ;·· rytown left the fire scene Mon ', day, only two rooms of the six '- room facility were standing. Faught said the Fire Depart ment was notified of the fire a 12:30 p.m. PanA that it take about four minutes to drivi from the department to tin plant site, approximately tw miles cast of Hope off U.S 67. "By. the time our truck go there," he said, "the fire wa already under way so, there wasn't anything we could do about it. "Within 15 minutes after we got the call, the walls were al- eady falling in on one end of it," lie added. He said one side of the plant lad "practically burned o f f " Defore the men working in another area of the plant even cnew about the fire. "We couldn't understand how - got so far along before someone knew aoout it," Faught said. Cause of the fire had not een determined Monday night, hing I can figure is that prob- thin gl can figure is that probably a cigarette or something got thrown into some of those egg cartons." Faught said there was no water at the plant site that coulc e used to extinguish the blazes nd lhal firemen had to rely on le limiled amount of water arried by the three fire trucks. "Of course, Ihese were all ust a thousand gallon tank rucks which weren't anything ike enough to fight that large a ire," Faught said. "The fire started from the ide where they have Iheir car- ons and load their eggs out. Hiere were a lot of empty egg :artons...and you know how hose things will" burn. Faught said a high wind com- ng from the east also helped spread the fire. Jackson said a receiving dock at the 'plant was not damaged although the main production room and one of the warehouse areas were destroyed as was a cooler. Another cooler was damaged. State Contends Conditions At Prison Are In Compliance LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Legislative Council voted Monday to ask state officials to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court from the 8lh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling that Arkansas prison conditions still are unconstitutional. The council approved a motion by Sen. Olen Hendrix of Antoine asking that the council's request be directed to Atty. Gen. Jim Guy Tucker, the state Board of Corrections and Corrections Commissioner Terrell Don Hutto. The motion was adopted after several legislators remarked during other council business that the St. Louis appeals court decision Thursday seemed out line with improvements that lave been made in the last uple of years and still are leing made in the prison sys- m. Rep. Ode Maddox of 0 d e n, waking to an official of the finance and Administration eparlment, remarked sarcastically at one point, "Do they (the inmates) have individual rooms, yet?" Sen. Knox Nelson of P i n e luff, council chairman, suggested that the appeals couri iled without being aware of ic improvements. If they knew of the improvements when they made the ruling, he said, "I link we ought to send them le key." necessary to make any given aurchase. , Heath said he figured the inflation rate would remain at 10 per cent or more through the coming biennium. However, his revenue growth ra t e was projected at only 13.5 per cent in Fiscal- 1975-1976 and at 11 per cent in fiscal 1976-1977. Heath did not paint a gloomy picture when council members asked him about his assessment of the state's economy. He said the state currently is in good shape economically. If a (Jeep national recession took place, he said, Arkansas eventually would be affected although Arkansas' unemploy- merit rate now is far below the national rate. Heath said he did not think President Ford was taking steps strong enough to solve the problem-of inflation. .South.' Arkansas, legislators were concerned because the timber and wood products industry is depressed because of the decline in the construction of housing. That, generally has been blamed on the lack of financing available at rates of interest acceptable to prospective homebuilders and homebuyers. Some also said farm income, which boosted state revenue last fiscal year, likely would fall short of the record levels of a year a'go. The revenue '"projections" for fht current fiscal year were $488 million by Goodman, re- Top Country Performers Honored NASHVILLE, Tcnn. (AP) -Fifteen years of slicking to a dceam paid off for Charlie Rich as he won the Country Music Association's most prestigious award, Entertainer of the Year Singer - writer - band leader Frank '"Pee Wee" King . a m recording executive O w e n Bradley tied in balloting for the Country Music Hall of Fame. 1 was the first time that two per sonalities, instead of one, hac been chosen. 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The case was appealed by the mate plaintiffs after Judge J. mith Henley of U.S. District ourt in Little Rock ruled in .ugust 1973 that the conditions i Arkansas prisons, though till needing improvement, had fleeting a 13 per cent growth rate, and $483.9 million by Heath. Allocations for the current fiscal year total $464 million, but that Includes $24 million which is designated as a reserve for future operations. Heath predicted that the state would have surpluses totaling nearly $75 million next July 1. That includes a surplus of about $32 million carried forward from . the 1973-74 . fiscal year plus an anticipated surplus of nearly $43 million in the current fiscal year. His projection showed that the current fiscal year surplus would ' include $19.7 million which would be left over from his year's income after all ap- iropriations have been funded, 4 million from general fund calances, $16 million from the operations reserve fund and $2.8 million in uncommitted federal revenue sharing funds given to the state. The other $8 million of the reserve fund would he used lo cover slate income tax refunds made through Heath's department. Council members' questions suggested that the state was in a situation where caution should be the dominant legislative attitude toward spending. Several legislators said if the federal government decides to slop funding any significant amount of programs, the state might: have .to finance. those programs. A Finance and Administration Department official said under questioning that about $300 million in federal funds went through the state treasurer's office in a year's time. Most of that money goes for public schools,- welfare and highway construction. Any sig- hils, was named female voca ist of the year. Rich's honor came after barrage of hit records and sue cessful road shows, during th last two years. His "Very Spe cial Love Song" was named a bum of year. In 1973, he too the association's top male vo calist, top album and top singl awards. ' King's "Tennessee Waltz" counted among the greates country and western songs eve written. Bradley's pioneer sti dio began what has since b come Nashville's Music Row. Lorelta Lynn and Conwa Twitty won vocal duo hono Tor the third consecutive yea Miss Lynn was the first fema entertainer of the year in 1972 Johnny Cash, entertainer the year in 1969, hosted. 11 eighth annual awards sho\ televised nationally from Ih Grand Ole Opry House. Cal Smith and writer Wayne worked together on tl hit single "Country Bumpkin for which Smith won top sing and Wayne won top song. Danny Davis and The Nas ville Brass were named best i strumental group for the six consecutive year. The late Don Rich w named top instrumentalist, guitarist -for Buck Owen Buckaroos, Rich was killed la spring in a California torcycle accident. The four Statler were selected vocal Ihe year. Brolhe group Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1974 · FAV1TTEVILLE, ARKANSAS I T EMPLOYE DRIVE GOAL IS §24,000 .. .Partin, Mrs. Carlisle, Terry Trice and Mrs, Trilby Maul, chalk up United Fund drive at Campbell Soup. The committee hopes to report 100 percent participation at the next United Fund report session scheduled for October 17 In United Fund Drive Campbell Soup Aims For Full Participation 1971. This amount exceeds all other total division goals each year. The cooperation of labor and management is the key to the success of the company's drive, . . . . and plant manager, Murray been a major contributor to the | Merry-Ship served as past drive The United Fund employe drive at Campbell Soup Company is underway and the plant has set a goal of $24,000, a seven percent increase over the donation last year. Campbell Soup Company has community drive since 1955 and contributions from the company and employees in the p a s t years were $22,500 in 1973; $21,000 in 1972 and $20,800 in Senate Delays Decision On More Rockefeller Hearings een corrected sufficiently for im to relinquish the control he ssumed In February 1970 when e had declared the conditions o be unconstitutional. "We will attempt to make a howing that we are in com- liance with just- about every- hing that the appeals court ob- ected to in its decision revering Judge Henley," Tucker aid. He said Henley and the ap- eals court had acted on the }asis of the same facts and the ame record of Ihc case but iad reached different contusions. If a rehearing is denied, 'ucker said, then "at that time he Board of Corrections will lave to make a decision on vhether to appeal to the U.S. lupreme Court." nificant reduction in federal funding of those programs is thought to be extremely unlikely- Sen, Knox Nelson of Pine WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate Rules Committee decision on reopening its hearings Nelson A. Rockefeller's nomination as vice president may be delayed until a post- election session of Congress. : A committee aide' said it is doubtful that a meeting could be arranged in the short time senators are expected to be here before scattering for a campaign recess. Former Supreme Court Justice Arthur J. Goldberg s a i d he has told Sen. Howard W. Cannon, D-Nev., the committee chairman, that he regards further hearings as essential. Goldberg said he would welcome an opportunity to testify Bluff the cautious. said several times legislature should that be about a derogatory lished about h i m . i n Good Weather Seen OAKLAND (AP) book pub- 1970 when he was running against Rockefeller for governor- of New York. Disclosure that weather tonight's was third Good predicted for World Series brother, Laurance, game and for the rest of the three-game set in the Oakland Coliseum. Temperatures were expected to range from the high 60s to mid-70s and liazy sunshine was predicted by the U.S. Weather Service. No rain was forecast through the end of the week. Rockefeller's put up $60,000 to finance the book also has brought other demands that the hearings be reopened. Sen. James B. Allen, D-Ala. a Rules Committee member said Monday that Goldberg Laiirance Rockefeller; Victor Lasky, author of the book, an; the officers of Arlington House its publishers, should be callec for questioning. Allen also said that recipients of gifts and major political con tributions from Nelson Rock efeller ought lo be brought be fore the committee to testify. Rockefeller has reported to the committee · that he made gifts totaling $1,778,878 to IB present or former public offi cials or slaff members while he was governor of New York. Hi also has reported outstanding loans of $155,000 to three of the 18. Allen said that "an exhaus ONE OF FAYETTEVILLE'S FINEST This beautiful Dutch Colonial has everything you oould want In ' luxury home. It ix located In areas -- on Oaks Manor Drive, roof, 2 car .garage. 2 cooling able home and many olhcr It If you demand the flneit, the*. Fayettavllle's most 'desirable *' bedrooms, Z\t baths, shake ^.ting unit* fo assure a comfort/ ou expect In a high quality home, the. first to eee this home. Shown by Appointment Only, Please 521-6300 521-7088 FREEMAN Real Estate 1617 N. College £21-6300 REAITCM Hope Star To Note 75ih Anniversary HOPE, Ark. (AP) -- Th Hope Star observed Hs 751 birthday Monday. The afternoon newspaper ! published six days a week. An eight-page insert from th Star of Hope dated Oct. 21, 189« was included in Monday's ed' tion of the Star. Claude McCorkle founded th original Star of Hope as weekly newspaper on Oct. 14 1899. After his death, news paper ownership passed to · hi son, the late Ed McCorkle, wh converted the newspaper int an evening daily on Jan. 1920. On Jan. 18, 1939, the late E. Palmer of Texarkana an Alex H. Washburn of Hop bought the city's two competin newspaper lines when lliey pu chased the Evening Star Hope and the Morning Dai Press. The two newspape were combined into the curre Hope Star. ve investigation m u s t be ade and all leads pursued" if e Senate committee is to ful- its responsibility in acting . Rockefeller's nomination. Cannon could not be reached r comment on Allen's state- ent, but he was quoted earlier an aide as saying there was good likelihood"' that the mmittee would decide to 're- 11 Rockefeller. The House Judiciary Com- iltee, which will conduct its vn hearings on the nofni- ation, does not plan to start hem until · after Congress re- urns after the November elec- ons. chairman and president o f : the United 'Fund Board;' and, assistant plant . manager Wayne Partin is now serving on t h e Board of Directors. The company's United Fund Committee is composed of Carl Osborn, Terry Trice, Mrs. Sally Carlisle and Mrs. Helen Rob- hins. Mrs. Carlisle has served on the committee for many years. She noted that individual em j ployes are contacted during the company drive with a full explanation made on the function Trice credited the help of plant employes in making Ihs drive a success. "The employes are proud of their support of this community effort," he said. Mrs. Bobbins expressed lha pride employes feel in contributing to a community- project. "Each year we feel very much appreciated when we walk into a United Fund °nort meeting and announce goal has been reached. We know the on our he community she said. depends "Through our plant drive everyone has an opportunity to get involved," Trice said. The committee hopes la reoort 100 per cent participation and attainment of the goal at the next report session'of t h e United Fund scheduled at 3 p.m. October 17 at the hospitality room.of the Southwestern Elec- Tyger Advised To Return Before Bumpers Leaves TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Es- aped convict Alvin ' Tyger hould return to Arkansas as oon as possible to work with utgoing Gov. Dale Bumpers 3r possible clemency or pa- ole. Ariz. Atty. Gen. N. Warn- r Lee says. Lee made the comments to yger's attorney, John Aboud r., during a campaign stop ere over the weekend. "I feel strongly that his best nterest is to get back to Aransas as quickly as he can, vhile Gov. Dale Bumpers is till in office, because Bumpers eems to view TygerV case ympathelically," Lee said. Arkansas will elect a new overnor in November and Jumpers is set to leave office ext January. Lee also said that while he must apply the law, he is not losed-minded 'nd will work or Tyger's be'. nterests. Arkansas tv : ; n extradition iroceedings l a s . May when the ''BI discovered Tyger living icre under an assumed name, n 1968, Tyger escaped .from he Cummins prison in Ar- ·;ansas where he had been erving a 10-year sentence for burglary, grand larceny and an earlier escape attempt. He remained free for six years, dur- which time he moved to Tucson, married and h a d a daughter. Tucson friends and employers say he has reformed and should be spared further imprisonment. Lee said there is legitimate concern for Tyger's safety vhen he is returned to the Arkansas prison because he is now a "celebrity." But he said Tyger could be held in separate facilities. "Once he's back there, he can quickly, apply for whatever "orm of clemency or 'parole possible," Lee added. campaign usually takes a week DENNIS THE MENACE Rent a New Piano On Our Rent-GT For Beginner Student Fijrellevlllt Drat E. Side Since «M3i» New Pianos from $760.00 Mason Hamlin Wurlitzer Knabe Fischer Wurlitzer Organs Rents for $15 Monthly Rent op to ilx months. If yon decide to buy, we will make full allowance charge on the purchase price. Give the children and yonnelf an opportunity to see Just how much musical enjoyment a new piano adds to your family life. Call today - only a ilm- Ited nurnher of new pianos available for (his offer. Guisinger Music House Southeast Corner of Square

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