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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 17, 1974
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Tuesday, September 17, HOPK (Aftk.) SfAR Page Arkansas register considers returning VANCOUVER/B.C. (AP) Samuel Lucas, a former Afkan- san who moved to Canada to evade the draft V& years ago, said Monday night he was seriously considering returning to the United States in light of President Ford's conditional amnesty program. Lucas, 29, told a newsman for KAIT-TV of Jonesboro in a telephone interview that he had not decided whether he would return. Lucas was living in a rural area near Elm Store, Ark., when he left for Canada. Elm Store is in North-Central Arkansas south of Myrtle, Mo. Lucas said he thought that, in a way, the amnesty program was a good thing, but he did not "quite agree" with some of its provisions. Lucas was critical of the Jan. 31, 1975 deadline that evaders have to turn themselves in. "A lot of the people who are living in Canada now are tied in in various ways, buying a house, buying a car, or working on a job, who have commitments here," Lucas said. "Three or four months is not really enough to pick up stakes; (they) have to give up their family, business ties and that sort of thing." Lucas was asked if he could accept the condition of spending up to 24 months in a public service job. "I think I could go along with that...." he replied. "I work with people, and I run a group home with teen-agers, and that's one of my commitments I'm talking about." Would he take an oath of allegiance to the country and its Constitution? "I'd have to say again that I feel that my decision again was a moral decision against war, against killing, and, if it was required of me to kill in a similar circumstance like that, I'd be disposed hot to do it," Lucas said. "I think, as far as giving service to the country — and hot a negative thing like., .a war or something like that — to promote good . .1 would be willing to do that. But as a moral decision myself, I can't see that killing would be right." He cited hospital work as an example of an alternative service he would agree to do. Lucas added, "I think legally someone who evades the law is a criminal. Morally, I don't feel that I am a criminal or anything like that. I think, morally, I'm right." Lucas told of the events leading up to his draft evasion: "At the time, I was going to the university; so, I had a university deferment, and then as soon as my father had a stroke, I took over the family fund. I was changed from a student deferment to a hardship deferment. During this time my father got a little bit better. My father and mother left and went to Chicago to a rehabilitative clinic." Lucas said some neighbors "decided to get together and start a petition" to urge that he be drafted. He said his draft board also got "various anonymous phone calls" urging that he be drafted. That, he said, led to his draft, which he unsuccessfully appealed. "I took my physical, and on the same day I left for Canada," he recalled. ^JMJM^'^'^HP^'^WP^'P*^^'''*^^^*^*^^^^^^^^ Final plans for Arf-Crofts Show Petersen illustrates 'bugging' problems WASHINGTON (AP) - The undercover agent knew it was a gamble to wear the tiny hidden microphone to a crucial rendezvous with crimirRls. If they found the device, he could be dead by morning. It was a risk he was willing to take for important evidence to bring them to trial. The agent sensed their suspicion as he entered the room. "Take off your clothes," he was told. No time for panic. "Why?"heretorted. "You take off yours, too." The tough character facing him peeled off his shirt. The agent peeled off his. Neither saw anything suspicious about the other. The charade ended. The microphone, recording every incriminating word, was safe inside the agent's trousers. That story came not from the annals of television detectives but from Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry E. Petersen who related it to newsmen on Monday. He did not identify the agent or the case. Such cases are occurring more and more often as federal agents and informers wire themselves for sound to gather evidence in more than 1,000 cases a year, Petersen said. Petersen disclosed Justice Department statistics for so- called "consensual monitoring" in testimony before the National Wiretap Commission, a group of senators, congressmen and private citizens directed by Congress to recommend legislation controlling electronic surveillance. The practice has been overlooked previously as most hearings on government surveillance have focused on wiretapping and bugging requiring court warrants for domestic criminal investigations and the attorney general's authorization for national security purposes. Petersen said a 1971 Supreme Court decision leaves no doubt that investigators need no court authorization to record their own conversations with criminal suspects. The applicable wiretap statute permits electronic eavesdropping when one party to the conversation consents, he noted. Petersen said laws restricting this technique "would have a crippling effect on law enforcement efforts and would be a disaster of the greatest magnitude." Department figures show there were 5,609 cases of such surveillance from Jan. 1, 1969, through August 1974. By contrast, there were only about 900 court-authorized wiretaps and bugs for the same period. The Justice Department also disclosed that consensual monitoring is regulated by guidelines requiring all federal agencies to obtain approval from Petersen or one of his deputies before engaging in the practice except in emergencies. The 1973 show was such a success with the addition of the booths for the Craftsmen to show and sell theif work that it is being featured again this year, at the Arts and Crafts show during the 1974 Third District Fait Sept. 23 Today is the final day for renting a booth in the Aft Barn. Interested persons may contact Mrs. Jerry Jones, Rt. 1, Emmet* Ark. . Among the many craftsmen who have already signed up are Chuck and Mary Moody, leather makers. They will take orders for boots, belts, shoes, and vests, and will complete the items before they leave Hope. Glass weaver Ernest Altoms will use a small torch to demonstrate the art of making figurines from melted pyrex. He makes over a hundred different items-each one a work of art. Mrs. Gfady Eubanks is entering the Art Show with her oil paintings, and will also have a booth to sell her art work at minimum prices. Vickie Barwick will feature tole painting in her booth and Mrs. L.R. Baker will demonstrate the almost lost art of tatting. Those who are making Centennial gowns could use tatting. Hershal Cannon makes a return visit with his hand- thrown pottery. Sand artist Peggy Cobb will show her art. Mr. and Mrs. Steirs, candlemakers, are bringing their collection of cut glass, some of which are used as molds for their candles. Francis Miller will show her plaques "Keepsake Kreations by Fran". Certainly an addition to the Third District Show, the Art Show had over 8000 visitors last year increasing every year since the first one in 1970. Little Rock firemen call off picket lines Would-be robber is ordered to hospital HARRISON, Ark. (AP) - A man who identified himself as John Richard Bayless, 59, pleaded innocent by reason of insanity to attempting to rob a local bank Monday, then was ordered to enter the State Hospital for 30 days observation. Circuit Court Judge Joe D. Villines of Harrison ordered the man to go to the hospital Friday. Police said Bayless' credentials checked to a person living in Long Beach, Calif. When asked for a name, the man said he was going under the name of John Richard Bay- less. Officers are checking his identity. The robbery of First National Bank of Harrison was foiled when a bank customer disarmed the would-be robber as he fled the bank.i Jerry McFarland, bank president,, said Jerry Dobbs had seen the robbery from outside the bank and grabbed the robber from behind as he exited. McFarland said the robber dropped a gun and a brown grocery bag full of money. Police had been alerted by a bank cashier and were on the scene and apprehended the man. One report said more than $51,000 was in the grocery bag. Mrs. Billy Norton, a cashier, said the man entered the bank about 8 a.m. and asked to see someone who had not been employed by the bank for more than two years. Mrs. Norton said she took the man to her desk and the man told her he was interested in buying a farm. She said she told him he would have to talk with Bob Pinson and directed him to Pinson's desk. Mrs. Norton said the man talked with Pinson for about 20 minutes. Mrs. Norton said she was Delegates discuss energy costs DALLAS (AP) — A federal takeover of the energy industry or tougher enforcement of antitrust laws may be needed to control the runaway costs of basic fuels, several delegates said at a conference on inflation here. Power industry executives among the 69 delegates from industry, government and citizens' groups at the conference Monday claimed that coal and oil companies are reaping huge profits from the energy crisis, causing a significant contribution to the nation's rate of inflation. Alan Radin of the American Public Power Association said that the price of coal, the principal fuel used to generate power, has gone up by 62 per cent in recent years and some coal companies have had profits of up to 84 per cent. And yet, he said, coal production has dropped significantly. "We see no alternative but some type of control on fuel prices," he said, "or a more vigorous enforcement of antitrust laws." A. J. Wagner, director and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority said the coal shortage is so severe that "we face a strong possibility of a power cutback this winter simply because of a shortage of coal." Coal generates 80 per cent of the TVA power, he said, and the price for a ton of the fuel has soared from $3.45 in 1966 to $28 now. "I don't believe the American people will hold still for the profits that are involved here," he said. "If it's not controlled, the American people will demand a takeover of the energy industry." EMB. Leisenring Jr. of the Westmoreland Coal Co. said that when the high profit reports from the coal companies are announced later this year, he hoped the public would realize "the coal industry over the last 25 years have had a return to investment of less than 5 per cent." He said coal mining costs have doubled in 10 years and until last year seven of the 10 top coal companies were losing money. Delegates to the conference also blamed inflation on environmental quality legislation, government spending and gen- Barnhill to handle new drinker Diversified Imports, Inc., of Asbury Park, N.J. announced Ihe appointment of the Barnhill Poultry Supply Co. Inc. of Nashville, Ark., as its newest distributor of the Plasson Drinker, Mark HI. The announcement was made at the XV World's Poultry Congress and Exposition, which was held at New Orleans August 11 through 16. The Mark III round hanging plastic poultry drinker is the only waterer that can be placed on the floor to start chicks and poults off at one day of age, eliminating the need for water jugs, and will carry the birds on through their growing cycle. This system affords great savings in time, labor and money. Barnhills will be responsible for sales of the automatic drinker in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. eral "high living" by the American society. Charles Luce, president of Consolidated Edison Co. of New York, said that "air and water laws should be looked at closely ... as to the cost to the consumer." He said the laws would forbid his company from discharging heated water into v/aters around New York which already are devoid of fish life. Con ED, as a result, he said, may have to spend $1.5 billion on cooling towers. "This is virtually our whole construction budget for the next three years," he said, adding that the costs must be passed along to the consumer in a city which already has the highest electricity costs in the country. Coal company officials said that mine safety and environmental regulations have caused a 30 per cent drop in coal production and increased coal prices. Several delegates called for a crash program on energy conservation, noting that Americans have been living "beyond their means" in the use of natural resources. "Conservation may be the answer," said Consumer's Union official Betty Furness. "If it means a lower standard of living, maybe we'll just have to get used to it." "The public dialog is not facing up to the basic problem," said Luce. "We've been living beyond our means in this country. We've used the best of our resources, but we want to escalate our demands." talking with other bank employ- es when the man stuck a gun in her ribs and said, "This is a holdup. Give me all your money." She said she collected bills from the cashier's station while he repeated, "Hurry up. Hurry up." Mrs. Norton said the man warned the other employes not to call police or he would harm her. Mrs. Norton said Cathy Steele, a cashier at a drive-in window, got some pennies, walked back to her window and called police. Floods hit low areas of Texas By The Associated Press Continuing showers caused more flooding in some low areas of Texari today, and there also were showers in New Mexico, the Mississippi Valley and Great Lakes area. Skies were clear in most other parts of the nation. Cool temperatures brought fog to parts of the Midwest. Temperatures before dawn ranged from 32 at Houlton, Maine, to 85 at Fort Laudcr- dale, Fla. Conditions elsewhere around the nation: Anchorage 50 cloudy, Atlanta 68 clear, Boston 55 clear, Buffalo 50 clear, Chicago 58 clear, Cincinnati 57 clear, Cleveland 55 partly cloudy, Dallas 68 cloudy, Denver 51 clear, Detroit 51 clear, Honolulu 77 partly cloudy, Indianapolis 52 fog, Kansas City 57 clear, Los Angeles 65 clear, Louisville 57 clear, Miami 80 clear, Minneapolis-St. Paul 65 clear, Nashville 60 partly cloudy, New York 61 cloudy, Philadelphia 64 cloudy, Phoenix 81 clear, Pittsburgh 56 clear, Si. Louis 60 cloudy, San Francisco 55 partly cloudy, Seattle 63 clear, Washington 70 cloudy. The earth's total surface area is about 197.2 million square miles, of which the land makes up only 57.2 million square miles. Wounded Knee figures go free ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) American Indian Movement leaders Dennis Banks and Russell Means have won dismissals in the major test case of the 71- day Wounded Knee occupation, although the federal government may appeal the decision. But Means and Banks weren't worried about an appeal as Banks stood on a table in a plush hotel room, balancing a cake in each hand Monday night. One of the cakes bore the letters "FBI" before Banks slammed it on the checkered carpet. The scene was a stark contrast to the dusty, flat grazing land of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota where AIM members and sym- phathizers resisted U.S. marshals in the spring of 1973. About 200 persons, half of them white, celebrated with the two AIM leaders, including four jurors who had earlier said they would have voted to acquit the pair if they'd had the chance. But in a slashing attack on "government misconduct,"U.S. District Judge Fred Nichol dismissed the charges against Banks, 42, St. Paul, and Means, 35, Porcupine, S.D., ending the eight-month trial. Nichol said at one point, "This has been a bad year for justice. I would like to see a new chapter written with a new president. But I'm afraid that isn't so." He acted after the Justice Department refused to allow jury deliberations to continue after one juror, Mrs. Therese Cherher, suffered a stroke which left her partially paral- zyed. Federal court procedure requires the approval of both sides before a jury may continue deliberations with one or more jurors missing. The defendants had hoped for an acquittal to pave the way for wiping out charges against all other Wounded Knee defendants, now numbering about 90. The two AIM leaders were tagged by federal prosecutors as the key figures in a seven- man leadership that allegedly steered the armed takeover of the historic South Dakota hamlet last year. Five jurors said after the dismissal that they felt there wasn't enough evidence to convict Means and Banks and they would have voted for acquittal on all counts. Three others said it was possible the government would not have reached agreement on at least one of the three assault charges. Nichol stopped short of acquittal. Instead, his dismissal allows the government to appeal within 30 days. Nichol blistered the FBI, the Justice Department and prosecutors in a one-hour denunciation. BOYS & GIRLS TEXAS BRONCO COWBOY BOOTS Sizes 4»/2 Child's to 6 Boy's Smooth Leather or Rough Out LITTLE ROCK (AP) — I-ocal firemen decided Monday night to discontinue — at least temporarily — an informational picket line that they had begun in the hope of getting higher pay- , . But the firemen agreed to proceed with the work slowdown under which they plan to answer emergency calls but forego routine maintenance duties and daily training sessions. This plan to continue the slowdown until they get a firm commitment from the city government that they will get "parity" pay with the city policemen. Firemen also decided Monday night to quit helping park cars at War Memorial Stadium during Arkansas Razorback games. Capt. John Uckman, president of I/>cal 34 of the International Association of Firefighters, said he did not consider removal of the picket line a step toward giving up the effort for more pay now. Uekman said the firemen thought the picketing .already had beef effective in that it had gotten a good public response. "We felt that for right now it has served its purpose real good," he said. Uckman said no action was taken at the meeting concerning a strike. "We just don't want to go out on a strike; we wouldn't strike unless we were forced to," he said. 11$ Eett 2nd itrtft IT TAKES A LOT OF SKILL TO BE CHAMPION A rodeo performer muit be a master of many jkilll to btcome a champion And »o must hii boolmdket !o product a cowboy boot ol championihip quality. Juitin artilani craft bootj by ttchniqjtt which ha»« earned the reputation "Standard of the Wot unce 1877" Style 15)6 Spur Rid9« Uekman indicated that "strong actions" by the city government possibly could provoke a strike. In response to a question, he said if some firemen were fired because they called in sick only on Sunday but failed to turn in a sick slip this one time, that possibly could provoke a strike. "This could possibly reallv stir the men up," he said. Fifty-one firemen called in sick Sunday, but Uekman said this was not a union activity. City Manager Carleton McMullin has said he would meet with firemen to discuss possible discipline for any fireman who reported back from sick leave without a doctor's certificate. Greenwood hires Purtle LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Attorney John Purtle of Little Rock has been hired by the City of Greenwood in its fight to regain $70,000 in annual taxes taken by Fort Smith through annexation. The controversy cover the taxes, which were paid by the Whirlpool Corp., developed one month ago when Sebastian County Pros. Atty. Charles Karr ruled that assessment records for the personal properly of the firm should be transferred from Greenwood to Fort Smith. WOW! LOOK AT ABC NOW! FOSTER'S SHOE STORE 115 E. Second The exciting game where a contestant can win $25,000 in one minute. 7s • It The Sex Symbol -uesday Movie of the Week AWorld Premiere! The body worshipped around the world. Starring Connie Stevens and Shelley Winters. 7:1O Marcus Welbv, M.D/ NEW SEASON! Di. 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