Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on August 22, 1974 · Page 7
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Hope, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 22, 1974
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Thursday, August 22, inf4 MOPE (ARK.) STAR Page Seven News PBA, Henry react to Briefs Bumpers' comment PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Lehnis V. Coleman Sf., 50, was named Wednesday to replace Dr. Vanette W. Johnson as athletic director at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. Dr. Herman B. Smith Jr., UAPB chancellor, said he expected the school's total athletic program to develop properly under Coleman. Coleman has been at UAPB since 1966 as an associate professor of recreation. Johnson was athletic director for 14 years and football coach for 21 years. He was transferred to a teaching position, Smith said. PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) Sixty-six Pine Bluff firemen approved a resolution Wednesday saying they considered Chief W. R. Jacks suspended for 30 days. The firemen, all members of the local firefighters union, accused Jacks of violating department regulations and being incapable of performing his duties. They presented their resolution to Coy Nixon, chairman of the Pine Bluff Civil Service Commission, who said he would bring the matter up at the commission meeting Monday night. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Bradley D. Jesson, former state Democratic chairman, said Wednesday he opposed a quota system for determining minority representation at party affairs. Jesson said he was part of the conservative group at the National Democratic Charter Commission meeting at Kansas City Sunday. That session ended in controversy when black and liberal members walked out, leaving it without a quorum. The blacks and liberals contended that many of the reforms they supported had been tossed out by party regulars drafting the party's first constitution. CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — Vander Johnson, 83, of Bigelow was killed Wednesday when his vehicle failed to make a curve on Arkansas 60 and overturned throwing him from the truck, State Police said. The accident occurred at the city limits of Houston near Conway in Faulkner County. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Atty. Gen. Jim Guy Tucker said Wednesday that trustees of the University of Arkansas can't establish a program to provide financial aid to Arkansas optometry students attending an Illinois institution. The state provides financial aid to Arkansans attending out- of-state institutions to study in certain fields not available in Arkansas. The UA administers these programs through the Southern Regional Education Board. State Rep. William H. Townsend of Little Rock, an optometrist, had queried the UA in the case of a student attending the Illinois College of Optometry at Chicago. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Russell Rogers of Stuttgart has been appointed to the State Hospital Board by Gov. Dale Bumpers, it was announced Wednesday. Rogers is a lawyer and will fill the unexpired term of the late Charles McGee of Hughes. The term will expire Jan. 14, 1978. Bumpers also announced the appointment of Donna Lewis of Newport as Jackson County clerk. Mrs. Lewis will fill the unexpired term of the late Sarah Storey of Newport. The term expires Dec. 31. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Michael J. Ellis of Bloomington was such a chronic truant in high school that his principal penalized him by lowering his grades by 5 per cent. And counselors told him to forget about college. Ellis followed that advice for two years, then convinced Indiana University officials to give hw» a chance. He graduated this year with a perfect four-year attendance record. "It may spund corny, but I really like going to clasps," E1U3 said. By The Associated Press Gov. Dale Bumpers' comments that the state Capitol expansion project makes good business sense brought differing reactions Wednesday from a state senator who opposes the project and the chairman of the state Public Building Authority, which has proposed the project. Sen. Morriss Henry of Fayetteville called the project "opendended" and said he feared it would cost more than anticipated. But Bumpers said that was not true because the $75 million figure is firm. Jack Morgan of England, head of the PBA, said he was encouraged and heartened by Bumpers' support. The PBA has proposed the expansion of the Capitol complex to house more state offices. The Legislative Council has approved spending $75 million for the project. Bumpers said there was a need for the office expansion and pointed out that the rent alone of present offices would cost the state at least $120 million by the >ear 2005. He said the completion of the PBA project would enable the state to pocket that $120 million in rent receipts. Reacting to that, Henry said renting is not a bad idea because the agencies could be moved somewhere else when they could better serve the public or when facilities deteriorated. Henry and several other legislators have said the expansion proposal should receive further study and possibly be put to a vote by either the General Assembly or the public. Letters have been sent to all 135 legislators to gather support to stall the start of the project. "I can understand why some people would oppose it simply because of the size of it," Bumpers said. "A lot of people opposed the purchase of Alaska and the Louisiana Purchase." Bumpers, who said legislation from his administration helped establish the PBA, said he did not pressure the council into approving the project. By establishing the Capitol expansion project, Morgan said that he thought the PBA had followed the letter and intent of instructions in Act 236 which created the PBA. Bumpers pointed out that one version of the PBA legislation which would have required the Authority to make a report to the General Assembly when it met in 1975 was defeated in committee because the legislators felt it was time for the state to move ahead with actual construction. Morgan said that the PBA had acted in accordance with its instructions from the legislature in presenting periodic reports to the Legislative Council and the council had been empowered to approved PBA actions rather than waiting for a session of the full legislature. Morgan said the PBA has been guided throughout its year of operation by "a genuine desire to save money 'for the people of Arkansas by providing state office facilities which are efficient and economical in the long run." He estimated that after retiring the bonds to pay for the new construction the state will save at least $10 million annually in rent. Morgan said that the Authority was moving ahead preparing to request bids on initial stages of the program following the Aug. 1 action of the Legislative Council which passed a resolution empowering the PBA to proceed with the issue of bonds. The bonds would pay all costs not covered by the $15 million appropriated for the project in 1973. Of the total appropriation, $14 million is being applied to the initial construction. Henry said after Bumpers' remarks that he hoped to conduct a public hearing to get the situation out into the open. He said he thought the legislature should discuss the matter. Cooper's counsel hits WerboarcP statutes LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Attorneys for Dr. Grant Cooper told the Arkansas Supreme Court Wednesday that the state's interest in the qualifications of its employes didn't justify "overboard" statutes that violated the constitutional rights of individuals. Dr. Cooper, an assistant history professor at the University of Arkansas—Little Rock, says he is a Communist and teaches his classes from a Communist viewpoint. Chancellor John T. Jernigan of Little Rock ruled in March that Cooper couldn't be paid with state funds. He cited a state law that prohibits state agencies from employing Communists. Cooper is appealing the decision. The brief filed by Cooper's attorneys Wednesday was in reply to a brief filed by attorneys for state legislators who sued to have funds for Cooper's salary cut off. Cooper's attorneys said that the legislators had argued that the state had a particular interest in the qualifications of its teachers. However, Cooper's brief said that the issue is simply whether a state statute that bars state employment to all Communists is constitutional. "Even conceding the argument that the state does have some interest in the affiliations of its employes — an agru- ment...Cooper cannot concede — the state must assert that interest only by statute or regulations which are narrow and specifically adapted to the legitimate legislative intent," Cooper's brief said. The brief said that cases cited by the legislators involved requirements that teachers take an affirmative oath to support the Constitution. Those cases have no bearing on Cooper's case, the brief said. The brief also said that Cooper took issue with a statement by the legislators that a state institution of higher learning is one place where freedom of speech should be regulated. The brief said this was a "shocking statement" that had been answered by U.S. Supreme Court decisions. There is nothing in the record, Cooper's attorneys said, to substantiate the legislators charge that Cooper shouts revolution in the classroom. "In- deedn the record shows clearly that Cooper avoids advocacy of doctrine or action in the classroom," the brief said. Centennial bronze coins se///ng fast The Centennial broze coins are selling at a brisk rate. More than 300 were sold in the first month. Albert Patton, president of the Hempstead County Antique Collectors Club, has announced that at least 100 of the bronze coins will be put aside for sale in the climax week of the Centennial—August 17 to 23, 1975. The bronze sell for $2.95 and many are now being worn as necklaces by the ladies of Hope. It is anticipated that some may be used as watch fobs when men start to wear vests and carry watches. The last 50 silver coins are now being minted and 25 will be available for sale. Twenty-five others are pledged to those in line when the first ones sold in July. As of August 16, only four gold coins remained available for the public. Some have been set aside for the museum and executive committee use for dignitaries. Mitch LaGrone, finance chairman, reminds those who have paid their $100 to claim their gold coin in the near future so they can be closed out. Support sought for presidential primary MOVIE AND TELEVISION star Kathy Garver, known from coast to coast as "Cissy" on the CBS hit series, "Family Affair," will headline the cast of "Ninety-Day Mistress," the hilarious comedy slated as the next production at Shreveporirs Beverly Barn Dinner Playhouse. Written by J.J. Coyle, this Broadway audience favorite will open on Tuesday, August 27, and run through September 22. AFL—CIO to choose candidates HOT SPRINGS. Ark. (AP) The state AFL-CIO will choose the candidates it plans to support in the November general election at a special convention here Saturday. The labor orgnization also will take positions on four proposed constitutional amendments that will be on the November ballot. The convention will be preceded by two days of appearances by candidates for contested statewide and congres-' sional positions today and Fri-' •> day. Those persons scheduled to appear today include John Harris Jones of Pine Bluff, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate; Gov. Dale Bumpers, the Democratic senatorial nominee; David Pryor, the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, and Leona Troxell, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor. Clark County Judge Randall athis ;WiU discuss th propoed unty Reorganization Amend- ment today. Ken Coon, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, will be interviewed Friday. Reports on the interviews with the candidates will be made to the Committee on Political Education, composed of the AFLr—CIO Executive Committee and representatives of the 13 Central Labor Councils of Arkansas. The Political Education Committee will make recommendations to the full convention Saturday. Edorse- ments will be made after the noon recess Saturday. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - State Rep. Frank B. Henslee of Pihe Bluff asked state legislators in a letter mailed Wednesday to support a bill he has drafted for a presidential primary in Arkansas. Henslee said the presidential primary route ultimately would spell defeat for the "militant minority" that he said now con- •trols the National Democratic party. Henslee is a long-time supporter of Gov. George C. Wallace of Alabama, who carried the Arkansas presidential vote in 1968. He said in the letter that he was; seeking support for the proposal now because he hoped to have a resolution endorsing a presidential primary introduced at the state Democratic convention Sept, 13. A .postal card was enclosed with each letter on which the recipient could check one of two boxes — saying he either did or did not support the idea of a presidential primary. The proposed presidential primary would be held on the sarnie day in presidential election years as regular party preferential primaries. Therefore, the cost of such a primary would be nominal since no special election would be required, Henslee's letter said. Each party would be allowed to set a filing fee for presidential candidates, provided it did not exceed $2,500. A key provision of Henslee's proposal is that presidential candidates would receive national convention delegates pledged to them on the first ballot in proportion to the number of votes received in the primary. The winner would not take all the votes in the primary. Henslee said this would insure direct public participation in the process of selecting the Iowa ranked first in the number of fed cattle marketed in 1971. In the past 20 years, annual beef consumption per person in the United States has doubled from 56 pounds to 115 pounds. presidential nominee of each of the respective parties and allow both the majority and minority to receive a voice in the process. Henslee criticized the Democrat's Committee on Compliance that interpretes national parly rules on delegate selection. "If the committee does not like the delegates which we send to the national convention, then the committee will have the authority to Come to Arkansas and select a new slate of delegates," Henslee said. He contended that the process does not allow the majority of * the people of a state to directly participate in the process of nominating a presidential candidate. He said that both the Deomocratic party and the delegation selection process should be put back into the hands of the majority of the people. FAMILIAR FACE on the Washington scene belongs to Caroline Kennedy, whose summer job is in the office of her uncle, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) 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