Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 12, 1969 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 12, 1969
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Nun Denies To Continental WASHINGTON (AP) - Two airlines who** good fortune during UM Johnson administration stirred charges of political influence have found their promised new Pacific routes swept away by President Nixon's review of the case. Continental Air Lines and Branlff International Airways, both of which had given jobs to former aides or associates of Lyndon B. Johnson, Friday lost routes proposed by the Civil Aeronautics Board in the last days of Johnson's power. Continental had been set to start serving Hawaii, the Trust Territories, Samoa, New Zealand and Australia from Midwest, Southwest, Rocky Mountain and California cities after the CAB overruled recommendation of Examiner Robert L. Park that Eastern Air Lines get the new route to Australia. In returning the proceeding to the CAB, Ninon said the South Pacific services competing with Pan American should originate in the East and Midwest, and overfly California. This decision would appear to make Eastern once again a leading contender. The Nixon administration found no economic justification for giving Braniff a route to Hawaii by way of Mexico, as the CAB had decided with Johnson's approval. FIRST ACTION One of Nixon's first actions as President was to suspend Johnson's route awards and reopen the case. Unconfirmed stories circulating in the Washington rumor mill and In print held that Johnson arranged late last year for his favorite airlines to get cushy Completes Basic Seaman Apprentice Melvin "Bnddy" Allbritton, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Allbritton of Fayctteville, a 1968 gradual R of Fayetteville H i g h School has completed basic training in San Diego, Calif. Following a two-week furlough here Seaman Allbritton will return to Alameda, Calif, where he will be stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Coral Sea. Resume Seolob SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) The Navy plans to resume its Seaiab 3 program soon, but without the trouble-plagued underwater habitat that figured in the death of an aquanaut.- Capt. William M. Nicholson, head of the Deep Submergence System Project, said the program is being rearranged to include a series of test dives using the Mark 2 diving system. Padfic Routes And tariff new Pacific rum. Executive! of Texai-baied Branlff include Johmon intimates Troy Poit, James Ling and former White House aide Walter Jenkins. The law firm of former Defense Secretary Clark M. Clifford represent* Continental. But White House sources said President Johnson, aware of the sensitivity of the case, avoided talking to congressmen or airline representatives about it. Under Nixon's plan, Trans World Airlines came off w i t h what it was to have received under Johnson--a trans Pacific link between California and Hong Kong that would make it a true around-the-world airline like Pan American. Missing from that link was a key city TWA had hoped to get, Tokyo. Pan American and Northwest Orient Airlines received something less than the Johnson decision would have given them, but important extensions nonetheless. Pam Am won a great circle route from New York to Japan, Lo add to its current lines from California and from Seattle and Portland, Ore., through Hawaii to Guam, Tokyo, Manila, Hong Kong and on around the world. CIRCLE ROUTE But the Nixon ruling denied Pan American the new great circle route to the Orient from the Pacific Northwest which, under the Johnson ruling, would have enabled it to compete directly with Northwest. Northwest received an extension of its Pacific Northwest-Hawaii route across the Central Pacific to Okinawa and Japan, but was denied the Johnson-approved great circle route from California to the Orient now served exclusively by Pan American. Flying Tiger, the other airline involved, won what it would have received in the earlier ruling, an all-cargo route across the Pacific, on a five-year trial basis. Nixon instructed the CAB to submit immediately, for his approval, an order carrying out his decisions. The board probably will comply early in the week. The settlement of the international phase of the proceeding will open the way for CAB action on the domestic phase, involving service to Hawaii. FIVE AIRLINES The board has stayed until May 11 the effectiveness of the domestic-phase order giving routes to Hawaii for the first time to five airlines--Western, Braniff. Continental. American and TWA and expanding the Hawaii route authority of Northwest and United. White House sources explained that Nixon's advisers, led by Paul Cherington, assistant secretary of transportation, found trans-Pacific traffic fore casts used by the CAB to be so overoptimistic the Johnson decision "would have overburdenec the Pacific with inflated route awards lacking an economic viability." They said the earlier route awards might have persuaded foreign governments to adopl restrictive measures to protecl their own airlines, and added that the introduction of huge jumbo jets next year would have made the situation more acute. Cherington. using 1967-68 statistics instead of the 1965 figures relied upon by the CAB report edly arrived at trans-Pacific traffic estimates 21 to 33 per cent below those of the Board. Today In Washington By THE ASSOCIATED PEEKS WASHINGTON (AP) ~ Leek- heed Aircraft Corp. has been warned it must speed up pro gress on the new Cheyenne hell copter or face possible loss ol an Army contract which could run into the hundred! of mil lions of dollars. The Pentagon took the rare action Friday on releasing an Army letter giving Lockheed If days "to satisfactorily demon strate in writing your ability to cure your failure to make satis 'actory progress" toward pro duction of the helicopter gun thip RETURN PLANNED WASHINGTON (AP) - The Rev. Ralph David Abernathj says he has informed President Nixon he will return to Washing ;on "with the poor people of America" to resume the demon stration staged last summer in the capital. Abernathy, president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, told an audience ^riday at American University that he had sent a letter warning Nixon that he runs the risk of becoming "the President who did not understand America." The civil rights leader said he asked Nixon to answer publiclj a set of questions on racism anc joverty. RED FISHING FLEET WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. inspection team reports the large Soviet fishing fleet operat ing off the Middle Atlantic coasi appears to be abiding by an in ternational fishing agreement. SMOKE HOODS WASHINGTON (AP) - / spokesman for the Aerospace Industries Association says plastic smoke hoods in airliners might cause more deaths tha~ they could prevent. The association sent a letter Friday to the Federal Aviation Administration objecting to a proposal that all airlines be equipped with the smoke hoods for emergency use by passen gers and crew. CAPITAL QUOTE 'The allies propose . . . to ex plore with the Soviet Union and the other countries of Eastern Euorpe which concrete issue! best lend themselves to fruitfu negotiation and an early solu tjon." -- final communique end ing the two-day conference o the North Atlantic Treaty Or ganization. CAPITAL FOOTNOTE President Nixon has pro claimed April 14 as Pan Ameri can Day. commemorating thi 59th anniversary of the forma tion of the Inter-American Sys tern. Draw Straws NORTH LAUDERDAUE. Fla (AP) -- The first municipa election ever held in this town o 265 residents-wound up in a 55 55 tie between the two top vot getters. Marco J. Saraniero am James P. Clark drew straws t determine which would becomi mayor and Saraniero won. The two were leaders among seven candidates for five coun cil seats in balloting in whicl the top man automatical!} would be designated mayor. Chuck Mills ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF HIS NEW GRAPHIC ARTS PLANT IN JOHNSON, ARK. PMIMSS m * 20 Years Experience In Ait Reproduction and Cartooning Has Mad* Chuck An Expert In Th* Manufacturing Of Decals, Pesters, Bumper Stickers and Every Facer Of The Highly Technical Screen Printing Business. The New Plant Will Feature A Line Of Comical Iron-On Sweatshirt Pesigns Plus A Complete Art and Photo Service For Any Printing Job. Is Northwest Arkansas Ready for A Nut Like Chuck? (He Has Bet His Sweet Bippy You Are) PHONE 751-7671 OR 442-2424 Contract Nullification Sought Ray Hies Suit Against Huie And Foreman NASHVILLE, Tcnn. (AP) -James E».rl Riy has charged in i federal suit that Ms former lawyer and biographer were more interested in money than in his right to a (air trial. Ray asked Friday that an cs- ;imated SI million worth of contacts with his biographer. Wiliam Bradford Huie of Hart- Mile, Ala., and his former attorney, Percy Foreman of Houston, Tex., be nullified. Ray is serving a 99-year sen- .ence in Tennessee State Prison icre after pleading guilty to a murder charge in the April 4. 1968. slaying of Dr. Martin Lu;her King Jr. in Memphis. The suit was filed by Robert Hill Jr. of Chattanooga, one of Ray's attorneys in civil matters. Later Friday. Hill obtained a federal court order to see Ray after Harry S. Avery, state rections commissioner, refused ,o let the attorney enter the M'ison. U.S. Dist. Court Judge W i l - liam E. Miller issued tlic order after Avery said Richard J. Ryan of Memphis, who is seeking a new trial for Ray, it the only attorney of record in the case. PRESSURE CLAIMED Ray's suit contends he was pressured by Foreman into pleading guilty, the same grounds he cited in asking a new trial. The suit says: --That after Ray was persuaded to sign over to Foreman whatever rights he had to information about King's death, Foreman had a "strong monetary interest in having his client found guilty and sentenced to a 99-year term for a crime which he did not commit." --That information in a Look magazine article by Huie "even if ... true, which petitioner denies . .. could have been based cor upon statements made to his 'lawyer." thus violating the privileged relationship between Foreman and his client. That Foreman was the agent of Huie and "was in fact looking out for (their) monetary interests, rather than the rights of thii petitioner." Attached to the suit were three contracts which Hill estimated to be valued at around (1 million. The contracts were negotiated by Ray, Foreman and Arthur J. Hanes of Birmingham, Ala., who was first hired to defend Ray against the murder charge. The original contract gave Ray and Hanes 30 per cent each the proceeds from any book or movie, with Huie getting 40 per cent. An amendment gave Hanes $35,000. Foreman 60 per cent and Huie 40 per cent and the remainder to Ray and his family if he pleaded guilty "and no embarrassing circumstances take place in the courtroom." SSSSSS5SSiSSi WE SELL OR RENT Crutches--Commode Chain Wheel Chain--Walken, Etc. **, «·* M, InHM ·rW^rBw^WeJ Heel Thmfcy The Board of Directors of the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County will meet Thursday. April 17, at 7 p.m. at the Developmental C h i l d Care Center. 220 N. College Ave. The agenda includes committee reports, appointments to Board Committees and to the Nine-County Manpower Board and a report on funding for 1969 70. niMIIES! KST CONTROL P. C. MOOKf Keith Newhoust Special Agent 725 Anna Place, FaytHevllle Phone 443-4M2 NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL LIFE · MILWAUKEE * * FIRST OF THE WEEK BONUSSPECIAIS/ FINKBEINERS OLD FASHIONED PORK SAUSAGE 1 Lb. Roll ONLY Tfr All Meat Store Sliced BOLOGNA Old Fashioned Longhorn CHEESE Armour Star Sliced BACON Lh. Only tli. Only IJi. Only 49« 77* 67« WIENERS Cudahy's Bar-S Al! Meat 12 01. Pkg. Only 39 PRICES BONUS SPECIAL PRICES EFFECTIVE THRU TUES., APRIL 15, 1969 AT DILLONS IN FAYETTEVIILE ft PRAIRIE GROVE U.S.D.A. Grade "A" WHOLE FRYERS lb. Only 29* 3 Llis. nr (Ivor -- Fresh GROUND BEEF Kraft Deluxe Ami'riran or Pimento SLICED CHEESE Shur Frrsh BISCUITS Captain Hook Breaded FISH STICKS Only 53C "'°'- /fie Onlv fc .tJv « at. 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