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Camden News (Newspaper) - August 7, 1976, Camden, Arkansas Micro lir Center inc. . Box 454 56 Dallas to. 752s5.the Camden new serving the South s Ideal Lindu Frial area vol. 57_no. 190_6 pages a it associated press Camden Arkansas saturday August 7. 1976 up United press International 10 cent what s i happening i k today called i meeting of Camden j masonic Lodge will be held 7 at 7 . At the masonic Temple for work in the master s degree. ? today alcoholics Anonymous meets at 10 30 . At the Corner of Agee and Truman streets. Sunday annual Riddick reunion will be held sunday aug. 8 at the Riddick cemetery. Basket lunch will be served at noon. Friends and relatives Welcome. Monday Camden District nurses association meets at 7 . In the nurses lounge in ouachita Hospital. Area Public health nurses will discuss Swine flu vaccine. Monday Fairview 4 Junior High band will Start its summer band rehearsal program at 9 . Al monday Fairview j High school senior class pictures will be taken j monday and tuesday. Boys pictures will be made monday from 8 30 to 3 . And girls will be taken 1 tuesday 8 30 . To 3 . % boys should Wear a White j shirt unless they desire natural outdoor setting pictures than a coloured shirt will do. There will be j a ii sitting fee. Tuesday vow Post 4554 will meet at the Post Home at 8 . Members invited. Tuesday Post 45 of the american legion will meet in the Community room of the first National Bank. Tuesday chapter 568 of Askp will meet at the it. Lookout Community Center. Tuesday Camden newcomers club potluck luncheon at the Home of Joy Mccullers at 2817 Cherokee at noon. Mrs. James peppers will give the program on vips. Tuesday a senior citizens bus service will be in a Outh Camden at 2 30 . And in Amy and Harmony Grove at 12 30 . Call 836-6314 for service. Tuesday a alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 . Over the Bon ton 140 Washington. Senate passage of fax Bill nears new Stop sign erected three members of the City Public works department Leon Brice George Hunter and Richard key direct their efforts toward the installation of a new Stop sign at the Corner of Adams Avenue and Fairview Road. Assistant to the City manager Ronnie Lyon said Beirut evacuee that since the new Hwy. 7 was constructed the old Hwy. 7 Adams Avenue has reverted Back to the City s maintenance responsibility. The Stop sign will give Fairview Road traffic the right of Way he added. Camden Neva photo by Terri Duncan by Jim Luther Washington a the Senate inched toward passage Friday of a Bill that freezes income taxes and makes billions of dollars Worth of changes in the taxation of businesses and investors. It has something for just about everybody. Most importantly the Bill would extend through dec. 31, 1977, the individual and business tax cuts enacted last year. They were Worth about $180 a year ago to a typical $15,000-a-year family of four. The measure debated by the Senate for nearly six weeks Aims to simplify the tax filing process while creating new tax Breaks for College students working parents the elderly and housewives. Despite a fight by a bloc of liberals the Bill carries a Long string of tax advantages for High income investors and businesses. But it would end some abuses of tax shelters and make it More difficult for the wealthy to avoid taxation altogether. The Bill is sharply different from the version passed by the House last year. A Senate House conference will have to reconcile the differences later this month. As a whole the House Bill is less generous to High income investors and businesses. The Senate Bill however Aims to provide specific Relief to a parents of College students by allowing a special tax credit for tuition and similar expenses a homeowners by allowing a credit for certain Energy conservation improvements working parents by simplifying and liberalizing tax benefits to offset the costs of child care expenses. A less generous provision is in the House Bill. A housewives by launching a program that eventually could Lead to federally subsidized pensions for spouses who do not work outside the Home. As far reaching As those provisions Are the Long Senate Battle was fought not Over such benefits but Over tax Breaks for investors and businesses. Sen Russell b. Long a la and a majority of his tax writ ing finance committee wrote into the Bill a series of tax Breaks designed to attract in american business. Sen. Edward m. Kennedy d-mass., leading the opposition criticized Many of those incentives As an unwarranted Drain of tax dollars. In virtually every Case Long won. One of the rare exceptions came on Friday when the Senate voted 43 to 39 against a Long proposal that would have provided an additional $870 million a year Worth of tax Relief for investors with two thirds of it going to the wealthy a persons with incomes above $50,000. The arguments on that provision summed up the Long weeks of debate on the Bill Industry is crying out for capital. Long said. Quot these investment needs can be met Only by increased private savings Quot he added. Quot this in turn requires More favourable tax treatment of the income from the proposal replied Kennedy Quot is simply another Effort to provide an increased tax preference for the wealthy at the expense of the millions of Low and Middle income individuals who already Bear too heavy a Burden with the tax a major Side Issue during the debate was the fight by sen. Edmund s. Muskie a Maine chairman of the budget committee to protect the new congressional budget making proc Legionnaire death probe total increases a Pue toxins. African mob repelled monday there will j be a business meeting and election of officers for the 4 4-h club of East Camden scheduled at 6 30 . In the Community building of monday St. Mark j United methodist Church j will hold family life week i with services starting at 7 j . Robert a. Williams a will be the guest speaker if a monday senior j citizens bus service will be 4 in Fairview at 2 30 . And in Buena Vista at 12 30 . Call 836-6314 for service. By Richard Pyle Beirut. Lebanon a palestinians trapped in besieged tal Zlatar refugee Camp stormed a mercy Convoy Friday in an attempt to escape causing the International red Cross to cancel further missions to evacuate wounded persons. The mob Drew Christian gunfire on the Convoy and the red Cross in Geneva reported four of the wounded on the trucks were hit by bullets before they reached safety in moslem held Western Beirut. A Swiss Driver was also hit at least 30 persons were reported to have been injured or trampled in the Melee that swirled around the Convoy of about a dozen cars trucks and ambulances As red Cross workers loaded previously wounded persons aboard the trucks. The red Cross reported 74 persons were evacuated plus an unspecified number of no injured Camp inmates who forced their Way onto the trucks. The evacuees brought to 408 the number of wounded brought out since the mercy Mission started on tuesday right Wing Christian militias that have Laid siege to tal Zlatar and bombarded it for seven weeks agreed to a cease firt for the red Cross provided Only oui idea were brought out. A spokesman for the International red Cross in Geneva said Complete civilian evacuation of the Camp both of the wounded and unfounded. Was the Only humanitarian solution. He added the red Cross has implored All lebanese factions evolved in the siege to agree to this. According to a swedish Nui be who was herself wounded and evacuated about 2.00 wounded Are among some i .0 i 1 1-habitants m the Camp the last remaining palestinian stronghold in Christian controlled Eastern Beirut. Prospects seemed to be fad no for a general cease lire that officially went into effect thursday morning fighting increased along the Christian moslem lines in Beirut and elsewhere in the country casualties were i in Rcd by Security sources and hospitals which try to keep an accurate count As 145 killed and l j9 wounded in 24 hours a Sharp increase Over the previous Day. Judge declares Delegate error wednesday senior citizens bus service will be in Ortli Camden at 2 30 . And in Louann at 12 30 . Call 836-6314 for service. Wednesday a alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 . At the Corner of Agee and Truman Streeto. By Marc Wilson Little Rock a president Ford should have been allocated nine a instead of 10 a of Arkansas 2? delegates to the Republican National convention Pulaski county circuit court judge Tom Digby ruled Friday. Digby ruled that the state Republican party should have designated Ford s 10th Delegate As uncommitted. Digby s declaratory judgment does not necessarily mean Ford will lose a Delegate it Means that the state Republican party acted improperly in giving him the 10th Delegate. Further court action probably would be needed to strip Ford of the Delegate. Bob Scott the Little Rock attorney who filed the suit said he won t take any further action to strip Ford of the Delegate. However Scott said other persons might try to strip Ford of the Delegate. Quot the door is open now Quot Scott said. Quot who knows what will Judy Petty Ronald Reagan s state Campaign coordinator could t be reached for comment. At the May 25 presidential primary Reagan gained 63.33 per cent of the votes Ford 35,19 and uncommitted 1.48. On a percentage basis Reagan was entitled to 17.1 Dele Gates Ford 9.48% and uncommitted 1.48. The state Republican parly rounded those figures off to 17 delegates for Reagan and 10 for Ford Digby said Ford s Delegate count should have been rounded off to nine Digby noted that state Law required the Delegate strength Quot rounded to the closest whole number Quot Digby said that meant Ford s total would have to be rounded off to nine and the other Delegate would have to be uncommitted Digby also ruled that the Republican party would have to Settle Quot by its own devices Quot a credentials dispute involving one of Reagan s 17 delegates. The contested Delegate was disqualified by mrs Petty. Digby s ruling Means the dispute Over the contested Reagan Delegate probably will be taken to the credentials committee at the National convention. The contested Delegate Jonathan Barnett of Siloam Springs was elected at the 3rd congressional District caucus and confirmed at the july state convention. Mrs. Petty a using the Power state Law gives candidates to approve or disapprove delegates a disqualified Barnett. She said Barnett is actually a Ford supporter a a claim Barnett vehemently denies. By Tim Ahern associated press writer Philadelphia a doctors said Friday they Are concentrating their search for the cause of Quot Legionnaire s disease Quot on toxins a or poisons. But they conceded that the list of toxins was almost endless and repeated that they May never know what killed the 25 men and women who have died in the mysterious outbreak. Doctors Here and at the Federal Center for disease control in Atlanta said meanwhile that the outbreak appears to be tapering off. State health Secretary Leonard Bachman said that al Uio ugh the death toll was officially creased by two on Friday there have been no new cases of the disease reported since tuesday. Quot i do believe the guarded optimism we Are showing is he said. The two who were added to the death toll died earlier in the week but had been listed As having suffered other diseases. Or David Sencer director of the Federal Center for disease control in Atlanta agreed. Quot the epidemic has peaked and is on its Way out Quot he said at a news conference at the Center. The doctors moved closer to knowing what the disease is not it is not any Type of flu. It is not caused by bacteria or fungus it probably is not caused by virus. Sencer and Bachman also emphasized that no secondary infections have been found meaning the disease is not contagious. It has been limited to persons connected with a state american legion convention Here last month. An estimated 10,000 attended the convention and doctors now say 108 persons contracted the disease. A few remain in critical condition. Researchers at the cd and a state Laboratory in Philadelphia have hunted nonstop for the cause of the disease since it was diagnosed on monday. Sencer said the cd was now concentrating on toxins which could appear in such common items As plastics paper soap cigarettes food water or just about anything the conventioneers came in Contact with. Although Bachman said a Quot slower growing virus Quot is still a possibility he said Quot our emphasis is shifting definitely toward Don Berreth information officer at the cd was asked what possible toxins could be responsible. Quot thousands Quot he said. Quot it makes no sense to a toxin is a Poison. Some chemicals Are toxins by their very nature. Arsenic and Cyna Nide Are examples others Are toxic because of their volume. For example Salt is not toxic to humans in Small doses but a cup of Salt in a baby s milk would be toxic. Johannesburg South Africa apr thousands of Blacks chanting and demanding Quot Freedom now Quot clashed with police for the third straight Day Friday in the riot torn township of Soweto. At least four persons were confirmed wounded by police gunfire in running Battles with rampaging Blacks who attacked cars buses and buildings threw up Street barricades and stoned police in the Black ghetto eight Miles South of Johannesburg. The police used armoured vehicles in repelling the mobs of demonstrators. By Nightfall the violence the worst since june had subsided. The demonstrators have been demanding the release of student leaders detained by White authorities without charges but the protests have also taken on the tone of a general attack on South Africa s policies of racial discrimination. A Soweto a Community of one million Blacks was the a Awn Iii ground for widespread noting in Black townships in june that 1 it it i persons dead a All but two of them Black. Quot the disturbances so nov no sign of ending and it seems the responsible people of Soweto cannot or will not do Anching about it Quot said police Coninis sooner Gert Prinsloo who put police on a nationwide Alert roving mobs of youths Mosi of them believed to be students fanned through the Low Shiyi Friday moving from one area to another trying to Stop Black workers from commuting to their jobs in Johannesburg. Kai Iway officials said most trains that carry some 200,000 Black commuters into Johannesburg each Day ran on schedule absenteeism at Johannes Turg factories and businesses was re flirted at Aix iut 20 per Cem considerably lower than in . When the protesters made a similar attempt to Force a general strike by Black workers police said they fired warning shots on at least two occasions Friday when they were surrounded. Wherever groups formed the Pielice. Both Black and White and estimated to number More than a to moved in with Quot Hippo Quot armoured personnel carriers firing tear Gas and warning the protesters through bullhorn to disperse police confirmed that at least three Blacks had been killed by police gunfire in the rioting wednesday and thursday and 22 others injured. Two other Blacks were killed when run Over by a train a 15-year-old girl was trampled to death by a stampeding mob and another Black Man died when he broke his neck jumping from a bus under student attack. The Young protesters have been singing the Black National Anthem Quot Nkosi Sike Lele Africa Quot a Quot god save Africa Quot a and carrying placards declaring Quot Freedom now Quot and Quot we Are bom free but everywhere we Are in there were reports of violence in other towns in Transvaal province. The Chidester House Chidester House built in 1847 by Joseph Coan Bicentennial commission chairman the classic White columned House that is known As the Chidester House was built in 1847 by Peter Mccollum Mccollum came to Camden from Neu Orleans. He was a cultured and educated Man. He went into the import business with tyra Hill. In those Days everything that smacked of civilization was shipped up the ouachita River by Steamboat. The Mccollum s had six children three boys and three girls. Two of the boys gave their lives for their country during the War Between the states. Hugh Mccollum died at Jenkin s ferry at the age of 2u. Virginia Mccollum married George Stinson who had come to Camden from Bath Maine. Stinson fought for his adopted state of Arkansas losing an Eye at the Battle of Shiloh. It is said that the Mccolums brought to Camden the first Cook stove Ever seen in these parts. Before that All cooking was done Over an open Hearth. During the War the Mccollums sold their elegant House to the Chidester family. Ever since then the place has been called the Chidester House. Only one Mccollum offspring stayed in Camden Virginia her descendants the John Mccollum Stinson family still live in Camden. Virginia m. Stinson wrote extensively about the civil War period. Her writings have been published nationwide heroines of Dixie and the Garden of memory being but two sources in which these writings May be found. Thanks to the efforts of Mae Reynolds and the ouachita county historical society the Mccollum Chidester House has been restored. It is open to the Public and is one of the stars in the Crown of ouachita county s Ante Bellum Homes. The Chidester House is open to the Public sunday and monday from i . To 5 . And tuesday through Friday from 9 , to 5 . Mrs. J. E. Findley is curator

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