Friday, October 11, 1974 HOPE (AHK.) STAR Page Five news in Applications made for post CONWAY,Ark. (AP)-More than 100 persons from 33 states have applied for the presidency of State College of Arkansas, according to Dr. A. E. Burdick, who heads the presidential search committee. \ Burdick said his committee had written tb about 50 college and university presidents in the search for a successor to Dr. Silas Snow, who plans to retire after 21 years at SCA when a successor is found. Burdick said it would take at least another four or five months to complete a review of the applications and make a decision. Brown said the entire thing "shakes you up" as the neighbors "were very hostile." Recruiting for. ing to have four mentally retarded adults ousted from an apartment building. The 24 local residents who filed the lawsuit in Sebastian County Chancery Court contend that "the persons of Subnormal intelligence will be a threat to blacks planned the health, safety, peace and * dignity of the neighborhood." The mentally retarded adults were moved into the Magic- Circle Apartments several weeks ago by independent Living, Inc., a nonprofit organization that helps the mentally handicapped in their efforts to return to normal community living. Three men and one woman were transferred to Fort Smith from Booneville, where a section of the Arkansas Children's Colony opened two years ago. They have been living in small SUCCeSSOr list houses at Booneville as part of a program initiated to teach them to become self-sufficient. Colony director Lou Brown said all four either were working or in the process of getting jobs at Fort Smith. The lawsuit contends that Independent Living, Inc., is violating city zoning laws. The plaintiffs say the apartment building is being used as a dormitory, training school or outreach facility for mentally disturbed persons. The plaintiffs allege that they will suffer irreparable damage and ask that Independent Living, Inc., be prevented form using the building for any purposes other than those specifically described in the zoning ordinance. The plaintiffs also seek to have the cost of their legal action paid to them, plus a reasonable attorney's fee. Brown said he previously had talked with some of the plaintiffs and said they "expressed the sentiment that it (the program) was a good thing but 'just don't put them in our neighborhood." to be submitted JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - A list of six persons is expected to be submitted Saturday to the Board of Trustees of Arkansas State University as suggestions for a possible successor to retiring president Dr. Carl R. Reng. It is not known if the board will call in more candidates Saturday instead of making a decision from the six candidates on the list. Board members previously have indicated they may reach back into any number of candidates. Several presidential candidates have been on the campus recently and have been interviewed by board members and university officials. The six persons on the list reportedly are all men and at least one is from out of state and one from ASU. Lawsuit seeking ouster filed FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed seek- LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The state Crime and Law Enforcement Commission plans to start a state program of recruiting black policemen for local law enforcement agencies. Also this fiscal year, the commission plans to fund crime prevention units in large police departments in the state. Those are among the new programs included in the commission's annual plan which was approved Wednesday and Thursday. The plan is the basis for funding law enforcement programs for fiscal 1975 and is to be submitted to the federal Law Enforcement Assistance Administration for approval. The ccommission also approved $401,000 in federal grants to state and local agencies Thursday. Bumpers fills commission post LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Gov. Dale Bumpers has appointed Ernie Deane of Fayetteville to the state History Commission. Deane succeeds the late Hugh Park Sr. of Van Buren. Deane will serve until January 1976. He is a member of the journalism faculty at the University of Arkansas. Fullbright gets high vote rating LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The National Council of Senior Citizens has rated Sen: J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., above the other members of Arkansas' congressional delegation for his voting on issues of interest to the el* derly! Fulbfight, Who ends his 3(V> year Senate career in January* got the highest rating of the six representatives and senators from Arkansas with 78 of a possible 160 points; Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., got the lowest rating with 25 poirtls. Fulbrighl is 69 years old; Mills is 65. The council rates the lawmakers on 20 issues, 10 each in the Senate and the House. Ages of the lawmakers seemed to have little effect on their voting record in the opinion of the council. At 78, Sen. John L. McClellan, D-Ark., is the oldest member of the.delegation. Nev* ertheless, he got a rating of only 30, while the state's youngest congressman, Bill Alexander, D-Ark., got a rating of 67. Alexander is 40. Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, R-Ark., is 52 and • he got a rating of 40. Rep. Ray Thornton, D-Ark., 46, got a rating of 70. Tucker ordered to produce chart LITTLE ROCK (AP) — The state attorney general's office has until Dec. 1 to produce retardation evaluation records for a 12-year-old boy who drowned in the swimming pool of the-Ar- %ansas Children's Colony at Conway six years ago. The deadline was set Thursday by the state Claims Commission. The spent spent Wednesday and part of Thursday listening to testimony on a $100,000 claim filed against the state by the boy's parents, A. W. and Lois Heathcock. Commission Director Raymond A. "Butch" Stutts said one issue was whether the boy, Alvin Wayne "Jabo" Heathcock, had been classified as a trainable or nontrainable resident for the children's colony. ea By MIKE SHANAHAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - After questioning hundreds of Washington residents for more than a week on what they know and think about Watergate, U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica is about to select a jury in the Watergate cover-up trial. The painstaking jury selection process is to be completed today, thus clearing the way for Watergate prosecutors to lay out their case against the five defendants starting Monday. Sometimes one-by-one and sometimes in groups, Sirica spent 10-hour days in his closed Wife of magnate dies from blood clot LONDON (AP) — Tina Niarchosn wife of Greek shipping magnate Stavros Niarchos and a former wife of Aristotle Onassis, has died in Paris at the age of 45, it was announced here today. A spokesman for Niarchos' shipping company said Mrs. Consultant says consumers asked to bear too much LITTLE ROCK (AP) — A consultant for the state Public Service Commission said Thursday that residential customers of Arkansas Power & Light Co. are being asked to bear too much of the burden of a proposed rate increase. Frank R. Budetti, a manager of Touche Ross & Co. of St. Louis, also suggested that the PSC order revisions in AP&L's tariffs to change the differentials in summer and winter rates. This, he suggested, would discourage summer use and encourage winter use of electricity. The peak use of electricity, and, consequently, of fuels, is in the summer. Budetti endorsed AP&L's proposal to pass on automatically all future increases in the cost of fuel and in taxes to customers. However, he said the utility should not be allowed to pass on to its customers automatically the increases in the cost of borrowing money. To do so, he said, would remove all of the utility's initiative to main- lain an efficient financial management program. Niarchos died of thrombosis. He said she had suffered for some time from a blood clot in her leg, and she died when the clot moved into her heart. Born Athina Livanos, the daughter of another wealthy shipowner, the blonde heiress lived most of her life in the glamorous life of opulent yachts and private Mediterranean islands associated with the world of Greek shipping magnates. In 1946, when she was 17, Tina was married to Onassis, Niarchos' biggest rival among the Greek shippers. She bore him a daughter, Christina, and a son, Alexandras, and Onassis named his fabulous yacht Tina in her honor. Alexandras, Onassis' only son, was killed last year in the crash of his small airplane in Athens. Tina and Onassis were divorced in 1961, and she married the Marquess of Blandford, now the Duke of Marlborough. Onassis later married Jacqueline Kennedy, the widow of President John F. Kennedy. Tina's marriage to Blandford ended in divorce in May 1971, and she married Niarchos five months later. Niarchos, 65, was married previously to Tina's sister, Eugenia, who died in 1970 at age 42 from an overdose of sleeping drugs. Niarchos was charged in connection with Eugenia's death but was exonerated by the Athens Hi«h Court. Money talks, but these days it has a bad case of laryngitis. courtroom seeking out jurors sufficiently unbiased by two years of news coverage of the Watergate scandals. Watergate prosecutors remain fearful that many potential jurors are reluctant to convict the defendants, three of whom were former President Richard M. Nixon's closest assistants. In court papers, the prosecutors said many called to jury duty were troubled that Nixon's pardon allowed him to go free while the others faced prosecution for the attempt to suppress the investigation into the original Watergate burglary. Nonetheless, Todd Christofferson, Sirica's law clerk, said Thursday night that a pool of 45 persons had been sifted out for the final phase of jury selection. Once the group of 45 is asked a few questions today, Sirica is to open the courtroom to public and press for the first time since last Wednesday. In the final step of picking the jury, defense and prose- cution lawyers are to make eliminations based solely on their feeling that one person or another would be unsympathetic to their cause. Once the so-called peremptory challenges have been completed, the final jury of 12 plus six jurors will be taken to their homes where they will pack for a trial expected to last three or four months. The jurors will be sequestered over the weekend and for the length of the trial in a motel near the U.S. District Courthouse. Sirica's impatience to get on with the trial is indicated by his decision to hold court Monday, which is Columbus Day and a federal holiday. The five Nixon subordinates on trial in the conspiracy case are former presidential aides H.R. Haldeman and 'John D. Ehrlichman; former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell; and two former officials of the 1972 Nixon re-election committee, Robert C. Mardian and Kenneth W, Parkinson. Federal-State Livestock Market News Service Hope Thursday's Sale CATTLE: Estimated receipts, 1500, last week, 935 compared to last year's 1680. Compared to last week's sale, slaughter cows, 1.50 to 2.50 loer. Slaughter bulls, 1 to 3.25 lower. Feeder steers, 1.00 to 2.00 higher and good. Feeder heifers, steady and 1.00 higher. The supply was mostly good and choice 250-500 Ib. steers and heifers with the balance of 20 per cent cows and one per cent slaughter cows, 1.50 to 2.50 lower. Slaughter bulls, 1 to 3.25 lower. Feeder steers, 1.00 to 2.00 higher and good. Feeder heifers, steady and 1.00 higher. The supply was mostly good and choice 250-500 Ib. steers and heifers with the balance of 20 per cent cows and one per cent slaughter bulls. Good 350-550 Ibs. at 22.50-27.50. FEEDER STEERS: Choice 200-250 Ibs., few; 250-300 Ibs., 27.00-29.00; 350-450 Ibs., 25.2528.75; 400-450 Ibs., fleshy; 450550 Ibs. 26.00-29.00; high good and low choice; 400-600 Ibs. 22.00-26.50. Good, 350-550 Ibs., 20.00-23.00. FEEDER HEIFERS: Choice,300-500 Ibs.,21.50-24.00. Good, 300-500 Ibs. 19.00-21.00. REPLACEMENT COWS: Choice 2-3 year-old, 500-700 Ib. cows, 130.00-170.00 per head. Good 1-2 year-old, 500-600 Ib. heifers 20.50-22.00 per hundred weight. COW-CALF PAIRS: Good and choice 3-7 year-old cows wiih 75-150 Ibs. calves at side 175.00-220.00 per pair. Ford clears oil tax WASHINGTON (AP)—Pres- idem Ford's newly "clarified" posiiion on a key petroleum tax issue is being cheered by oil- slate forces and denounced by oil-industry critics in Congress. White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen said Thursday that the President, reading the transcript of the previous day's news conference, has decided he had been perhaps "imprecise in his answer...and wasn't clear as he should have been" when questioned about his views on the oil depletion allowance. After telling reporters Wednesday that he is "not going to quibble" with the House Ways and Means Committee in every detail of its tax revision bill, Ford was asked: "Is it your own view that the oil depletion allowance should be phased out?" He replied: "The answer is yes." However, Nessen, acknowledging that the White House got calls from oil-stale fepfe* sentatives seeking clarification of Ford's remarks, said fhufS* day that "as long as the price of oil continues to be controlled, the President believes that elimination of percentage depletion on domestic oil production would be a mistake/' Nessen added: "the PresU dent feels oil should be sold on a free market basis and he thinks many oil producers would be glad to trade percentage depletion in order to achieve the important result of a free market for oil." 1 Rep. Bill Archer, R-Tex.» a member of Ways and Means, applauded Ford's criticism of the committee's bill, which would gradually get the depletion allowance out of the tax law by 1979. "For the good of the country, this bill is bad and I'll vote against it. I'm pleased the President does not favor the phase out/' Archer said. Hep. William J. Green, D- Pa., another Ways and Means member and a leader of antMrtl forces seeking to amend the panel's bill in a way that would end the allowance retroactively to Jan, 1, 1974, attacked the President's position. Ford's decision, Green said, "is an extremely inflationary one, and it's perfectly clear he's taking his marching orders from the oil lobby just like former President Richard Nixon did." Currently, the domestic free market price for oil is $10 to $11 a barrel. That's for newly discovered oil not subject to the controlled price of $5.25 per barrel for so-called "old oil." Nessen said Ford backs a free market for oil on grounds it would boost production and "prices presumably would coffli the depletion allowance, which is estimated to save oil* men between $2 billion and $3 billion a year in federal taxes, currently permits & per cent of gross income from petroleum property to be deducted from taxable income up to a top of 50 per cent of taxable net income. 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