Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 17, 1973 · Page 3
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 17, 1973
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LIONS HONOR PAST GOVERNORS Page 2 TAX EXEMPT LAND IS CITY PROBLEM Page 3 ENGAGEMENTS AND WEDDINGS Page 5 ALL-STATE MUSICIANS Pog« 7 PORKERS BATTLE BAYLbR TONIGHT Pog« 9 INSIDE- Editorial --TT ,. 4 For women 5. Church i. 1 7 Sports '.....-..'./... ,'·: ,'.*»-..:· '8-9' Comics :.............,. 10 Classified ! .,1..:..'.... 11-12-13 Entertainment 14 113th YEAR-NUMBER 210 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1973 LOCAL FORECAST- Northwest 'Arkansas .can ejfc pect continued cold weather with the possibility of 1 i'g h;| snow Sunday. Lows tonight mid; 20s to low 30s. Might Sunday i the 30s. Sunrise 6:25;" Sunset 6:26. ·£14 PAGES-TEN CENTS ,4s Casualties Mount Cease-Fire Said Not Working SAIGON (AP) -- With nearly 15,000 Vietnamese casualties reported in the first three weeks of the cease-fire, the United States, North and South Vietnam and the Viet Cong issued an urgent appeal today to stop the shooting. The four parties of the Joint Scene Of Fatal Crash City patrolman Mellon Newman; left, police Sgt. Bill Brooks and an unidentified onlooker survey the scene where Verl Roger Huffar, 56, of Greenland, was killed shortly before 9 a.m. today when his eastbound pickup truck was struck by a northbound freight train. Authorities said t h e truck was rolled approximately 75 feet down the track after the Impact at a grade crossing at the sonth city lim- ils of Greenland. Huffar's death brought Washington County's 1973 road toll to two, compared to six In 1972 when 34 persons died during t h e year. (TIMESphoto by K e n Good) Few Buildings Intact Shattered An Lot Waits For People s Return - AN LOC, Vietnam (AP) -Hardly a building stands intact and most of the town is nothing more than scorched vacant lots littered with debris. But the flags that flutter in the blazing sun say, "This ruin is ours." Surrounded, besieged and destroyed in last year's Communist offensive, An Loc is just now bestirring itself, trying to decide if there is reason to rebuild, and waiting for its people to return home. Once 40,000 persons lived in Three Held In Cafe Robbery SPRINGDALE -- Three men are being held in the Springdale jail today as suspects in an early morning robbery of $15C from the Ozark Cafe in the 500 block of North Thompson Street. Police said identification ol the suspects would be withhelc until Monday when charges, o robbery and grand larceny are to be formally filed against the trio. Three Springdale police of ficers apprehended the three on West Huntsville Avenue only five minutes after the robbery occurred. The money taken in the robbery was recovered, polio said. Ozark Cafe manager J. H Hice of Route 1. Rogers toic police the three men wh robbed him came into the caf about four hours before the 2:1 a.m. robbery. He said they sa around drinking coffee. Just before the incident, Hie said, one of the men asked fo a hamburger. Hice said he wen to the kitchen to prepare th order. While Hice was preparing th hamburger, the man who or dered it came into the kitchen the cafe manager reported Hice said he looked through th service window and saw anothe one of the men getting a toi box in which the money wa kept. Hice said he tried to wal around the man in the kitche but was grabbed by him an (CONTINUED ON rAGE TWO) is commercial center that erved the nearby rubber plan- ations. Now all but 300 of them re dead, or refugees living sewhere. The handful of die- ard Chinese merchants and outh Vietnamese rangers who ·ccupy An Loc live in shattered uildihgs,; -trading with each ther for sustenance.. A can of mencan ents. With black beer sells for 75 humor the sol- iers joke about the fact that lere are fewer than 100 wom- n in An Loc. All supplies must till be brought in by air. HEROIC CITY An Loc is considered a heroic ity because it withstood five months of artillery siege -more than 60,000 shells, a one- ay high of 7,800. Two thousand ivilians who could not get out ied: nobody knows how many oldiers. Quang Tri was aban- oned and had to be retaken. In Loc held. A visitor's impression of An Loc is like stepping back, into ild Mathew Brady photos ol Settysburg just after the fight- ng. . In the center of town, on a lillside facing north, are the ruins of an artillery battery overrun in the first Communis attack last April. Two useless 55 howitzers aim impotently a ,he sky amid hundreds of live shells scattered in the grass Nobody seems sure who · wil clean them up. or when. The North Vietnamese aban doned 62 tanks, 28 in town ant the rest outside. Once the driv ers believed their forces al ready controlled the city. They :ound out differently when rangers on the rooftops blasted .hem with anti-tank rockets. "It was a lesson learned at Budapest," says a former U.S. adviser. "In street fighting, you knock off the first tank and the last tank, and the rest are trapped." MASS GRAVE In front of the destroyed high school is a mass grave containing bodies of many persons killed in the shelling of the Binh Long provincial hospital across the street. The Catholic church In the south end of town was a death trap for worshippers attending Mass when sthree North Vietnamese tanks opened fire on a Sunday morning last May. A sandbagged bunker now stands behind the main altar. At ranger headquarters, Col. Sfguyen Thanh Chuan proudly hows the lounge built entirely rom materials scrounged at An Loc, including a supply parachute for a ceiling and heroic wall paintings on' wooden cargo pallets. A metal sign over the bar reading "An Loc" is riddled with bullet holes. "It wasn't originally," ex- ilains a U.S. officer, "b u t Jhuan decided it wasn't An Loc enough." , Twenty More POWs Arrive TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) -- Twenty more Former American prisoners of war came home today-- some convinced their years as Communist captives were n o t wasted. The seventh and final planeload of the 143 former POWs arrived 11:45 a.m. EST after a trans-Pacific flight from Clark Air Base, in the Philippines. However, because of fog conditions at Travis AFB, the plane was forced to land at Alameda N a v a l Air station, about 50 miles away. And the the Pentagon announced that, another 20 prison- would be released to U.S. authorities in Hanoi at 6:30 p.m. EST today. By Hanoi's count,, that would leave 379 more Americans still due for repatriation. "Each of us feels w h e n we see a small child waving a flag that every day we spent was worth it," said Navy Capt. Harry T. Jenkins Jr. of Washington, D.C., spokesman for the 20 men enroute home today before their big Starlifter transport left Clark. ON STRETCHERS Two were on stretchers -- the first of those to come home who are unable to walk. Both were wearing leg casts for fractures. Finn Tells Why City Chosen For New Plant By TED WYL1E TIMES Editor Officials of the Armstrong Brothers Tool Co., which will build and operate a plant in the Fayetteville Industrial Park, said Friday noon at a Chamber of Commerce-sponsored luncheon that this community was chosen as site of the new plant after long and careful consideration. John H. Armstrong, president of the 83-year-old Chicago concern, said there are young members of the family ready to make the company grow, that he expects business will double and even triple; and that "We want to be a part of the community." It was a departure even to think of moving part of the operation out of Chicago, he said, but the company had looked for about -a year for a location: The Fayetteville Industrial Park was an incentive, he declared; ' the University being here is considered an asset for people to come here and live. He introduced his son, John D., who is treasurer of the firm. John 'D. said there are not too many family businesses left in the country, but noted a strong pickup in business for his in the last .two years. "We have set up some fine distributors," he said, "who are seeing that we have difficult!! keeping up with orders." The company considered the South and Southeast as possible selection for a site, "arid appreciated that Fayetteville had a package to offer. The Park could, we f i g u r e d , solve.many problems. We expect other companies to follow in wanting to occupy the Park." The company, which plans over a period of years to have 200,000 square feet of space, is paying $125,000 for 60.29 acres in the Park. P a u l Armstrong, vice p r e s i d e n t in charge of marketing, explained that the production of tools goes to "the industrial field -- you won't find Armstrong tools in the local hardware or automotive parts store." . Robert Utley, a member of the City Board of Directors, welcomed the business to the c o m m u n i t y , pointing out that after 30 years in the military he and his family chose Fayetteville as a home. He said he anticipates the concern will find/as he has, that it is well worth living here. COULDN'T ATTEND Joe Dildy, executive director of the Arkansas Industrial Development Commission of Little Rock, e x p r e s s e d regrets f r o m Gov. Dale Bumpers that he was unable to a t t e n d the luncheon. He presented Arkansas Traveler certificates to the three Armstrongs and to John Gutman of the company, who will be in charge of arrangements at the Park for the company. J. E. McClelland, president of the Fayetteville Chamber 'of (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) police to completely end hostil- Military Commission, which is against any..persan._eiUiet mili- ities, strictly respect the cease- charged with helping keep the tary or civilian, by any means fire and settle all questions by peace, acknowledged that the peaceful negotiations cease-fire is not working and -- Prohibit all combat oper- called on the South Vietnamese ations on the ground, nn rivers, into areas controlled by oppos and Viet Cong high commands on the sea and in the air. ing armed forces and flights by NOT INCLUDED armed bomber and lighter air-- Order regular and irregu But the appeal failed to in- craft of all types NEW ARKANSAS TRAVELERS . . . Receiving · Arkansys Travelers certificates at a luncheon Friday were Gutman, Johni* Paul and J. H. Armstrong of Armstrong Bro'f hers'Tool Co. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Taxi Study To Be Considered By Directors The Fayetteville Board of Directors will consider the city manager's .report, "Taxicab Service Study for the City of Fayetteville," at its regular meeting Tuesday night at City Hall. The board received the report, which' is ( critical of the Yellow Cab Co., at the last regular meeting. Th city studied the service Sept. 19-Dec. 25 last year and found some dissatisfaction with t h e service. The report, prepared by David M. McWethy, a city administrative assistant, cited violations of city ordinances and some traffic violations. The discussion is expected to probe the method established by .he city for-determining cab fares.and the desirability of a competing taxi service. The city will also consider selling a 60-acr6 tract of land in the Industrial Park to Armstrong Brothers Tool Co. of Chicago. A family-owned firm the company manufacturers machine shop tools, hand tools and pipe tools. The company will start with a 34,000 square f o o t facility employing about 50 persons and making drop-forged tools. · The company said it intende to complete the first buildini in September and expand to 20 employes by 1976. In addition family members involved in thi firm will make their homes a Fayetteville. officials said. T h e Illinois-based manu facturing interest approachet the city anonymously and kep its identity a loosely guardet secret until the city Board o Directors unanimously voted it intention to sell the land fo $125,000 at a special meetin arly this week., Armstrong, will jecome the f if s-t major in-| ustrial park development since le park was created in 1969. i CONSIDERATION . j T h e ' , board will continue 'its; onsideratioa of an ordinance e g a r d i n g .nudity being isplayed on drive-in theater creens. The board considered n d rejected far - reaching roposals that would have .set ,p censor boards and regulated looks, movies, magazines and ' ' The commission also submitted an amended Planning Area Map to clear up some overlapping jurisdiction, north of Fayetteville. The intent is to make the map conform with Beaver Water District boundary lines separating Fayetteville (COMTimJED ON PAGE TWO). elude one of the key provision^ of the cease-fire agreement signed in Paris 1 Jan. 27. This is Article 4 of the protocol on th'e truce, which has never been complied with. It slates: ;'" "In order to avert conflict and insure normal conditions for those armed forces which are in direct contact, and pentU ing regulation by the Joint Mil tary Commission, the com-- manders of the opposing armed forces at those places of direct contact shall meet as soon as- the cease-fire comes into force with a view to reaching an agreement on temporary rriea'rf- ures to avert conflict and to .in* sure supply and medical car,(jf for these armed forces." Col. Bui /Tin, chief spokesmiS for the North Vietnamese deftf gate claimed the South Vifrt- namese refused to agree to iti- clude Article 4 in the commas, sion's joint communique. These was no immediate commebt from the South Vietnamese. · It w a s understood that lh«' Communists won a concession on their demand that the ajjV peal refer specifically to "armed police." The Comrmfc, nists have charged President Nguyen Van Thieu with ordering police to make thousands fit Whether the appeal will do any good remains to be seerf. One major thing hampering th military peacekeeping comrriis; sion had been the failure of the Viet Cong to'get their observers intb the field. This is being worked out by a subcommission on military affairs, but so far'it has made' little progress arid only a handful of Viet Cong have been sept to regional site* across the country.' '-', T h e S a i g o n cbmmarid claimed there were 165 more Communist violations of the cease-fire during t h e 24-hour period ending at 6 a.m., and that raised the number sine? , , ither materials. The ordinance to be con- "An . Ordinance to Children in Public idered Tuesday night deals anly with the problem of. out- loor' displays of Jiudlty and is leaded 'rotect Streets' and Highways . . . and to) Prevent Traffic Hazards." The board 'will consider several items referred by the banning Commission. One would reduce the acreage for a Planned Unit Development. Another would add some high- density residential zones to formerly commercial zones along Hwy. 62 west in the Planning Area Map. (That amendment would not rezone any property but the map is considered during hearings on rezoning petitions, the manager's office said.) The board will also consider rezoning the 1.4 acre site of Speedway Grocery on Hwy. 45 east to commercial use. A representative of the store told the Planning Commission two w e e k s ago it sought the rezoning to allow construction of a canopy over gas pumps there. Area 'residents objected to the rezoning but not the canopy. ,The commission, after an hour's discussion, turned the matter over to the city board. City Board Advertises Its Agenda The city manager's office will advertise the regular agenda of Jan. 28 to 3,315. CASUALTIES The command reported thesS total casualties: North Vietnamese and V i e t Cong -- 6,787 killed, 195 capi tured. South Vietnamese -- 1,168 killed 5,376 wounded, 910 missing. Civilian -- 56 killed, 301 wounded. North Vietnam condemned: the Nixon administration for what it termed intensified U.S. Cambodia. The U.S. Pacific Command ijt- Honolulu said American afr* craft, including B52 bombers; continued operations over Laos and Cambodia Friday at the re* quest of the governments of the two countries. As usual,'details' were not given. ; the Fayetleville Board of Directors in the TIMES on Saturdays before Tuesday board meetings, the manager's office said today. The first agenda appears in today's edition. The board meets at 7:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays each month at City Hall. David M. McWethy, city administrative assistant, said publication of the . agenda is intended to encourage citizens to participate in city government. · McWethy said the city is aware that the paper publishes news items about upcoming board meetings, but that the city wants a place where citizens may look regularly for ffliini!iiiiiiiniHiiii!iiiiiiiniiinni!iin:iitiiiiiii[iiiiii!HNinmin^ NEWS BRIEFS Irish. Connection Denied British Unit Trains In U. S. LONDON (AP) -- The Defense Ministry said today British 1 marines have been training at a U.S. Marine base in North Carolina but it stressed the program was in no way connected with Northern Ireland. A spokesman said: "It was very much a standard thing. · The interchange of servicemen between one NATO country and another goes on all the time." He said it was "pure coincidence" that the 40th Royal Marine Command had recent!}' been on duty In Northern Ire land and said the training the men underwent at C a m p Le-l jeune had "no significance whatsoever" in the context of the troubled British province. Other sources said that practically every unit in the British army had been involved with Northern Ireland at some time or other in the past 3'A years of turmoil there. Some 17,000 British troops are currently stationed in the province. He stated he had no knowledge of reports that this was the first time British troops had trained in the United States and, suggested this may have come | about because "it so happened the United States could accommodate us there." The spokesman said he had no details of the marines' training program in Camp Lejeune. But an informed source discounted suggestions that the commandos may have been given bomb disposal .instruction. They said that, dealing with bombs in Northern Ireland was left to small, highly trained specialist army units and added "every manjack in :he army is not taught the technique." The informant added the marines were due back in Britain about the middle of next month. · The Chicago Sun-Times said the British marines have been in training for the last three weeks at Camp Lejeune^ the U.S. Marines' principal East Coast advanced training establishment. Arraigned Charles Eugene Abies, 21, of 1605 Westwood, Springdale pleaded innocent at arraignment Friday to charges of first degree rape and second degree kidnaping. His trial date w a s set for May 15. He is being held in Fayetteville city jail in lieu of $20,000 bond on the t w p charges. He was arrested Friday by Springdale police. . Cold Continues By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Cold Canadian air continued its grip_ nn Arkansas today. The mercury at Calico Rock this morning plunged to 8 degrees for the coldest reading in the state. At Gilbert, a reading of 10 was recorded.' Today's forecast called for in creasing cloudiness with a chance of light show in the ex treme west late today. the item-by-item agenda. It will also enable the city to reduce its mailing list of agendas, citizens referring interested to the newspaper. Jockey Injured LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- E.J. Knapp was listed in critical condition at the University of Arkansas Medical Center here oday after being injured in a .raining accident at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs. A hospital spokesman said ;here was no change in his condition. Interested WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says Algeria has shown an interest in the U.S.-Cuba hijacking agreement and in finding ways to discourage air piracy. Spokesman Charles W. Bray Friday said there has been regular contact between the United States and Algiers on the matter. He said Algeria has been informed of American willingness "to receive proposals from them on this subject." McWethy said that would make up for some of the cost involved in paying for publication. The TIMES offered the city its standard discount for ads for non-profit organizations. McWethy saidjhe.will continue to mail agendas to all persons currently on the mailing list for the next few months until the emphasis can be shifted to the newspaper. The publication is one of several steps taken, to open up city government since Donald L . Grimes became city manager last April. G r i m e s demands quick response to telephone complaints from citizens about city. services and red-bordered has established "top priority" forms that require department heads to report within 24 hours what action they have taken on the citizens' request. The city also h a s increased the amount of information provided to directors and the press in packets containing th agenda before each boan meeting. And the city recently starlet ON FAGB TWO) WR Is Listed As Critical PALM SPRINGS, Calif. -- Former Arkansas Gov; Winthrop Rockefeller was listed in critical condition here Friday, a family spokesman said. The 60-year-old Rockefeller was hospitalized for a chest condition, which a spokesman earlier had said might be related to an ailment that led hint to enter a New York hospital last fall. u Exploratory surgery for can« cer was performed in the New York hospital and Rockefeller was placed on a program of chemotherapy. Elected in 1966, Rockefeller, served a pair of two-year terms, and was defeated in .1970 in.a: bid for a third term. ; . iiiinoiiiiiiwiNiiiiiiiiiinmntniHiiiniinniiiiiHiiiniiiniinffliMr BIRTHDAY ;J CLOSINGS | Certain government office* in Fayetteville will be closed Monday in observance W Washington's birthday. {, All Fayetteville city offices: wilt be closed. The sanitation, department vyill make onl; commercial pick-ups. Most state offices will closed, including the ployment Security office?according to Ezra Bartletl, Jr., manager of that office, '^. All federal offices will be'r closed. . ,, County Judge Vol says the Washington County; courthouse will be open. '

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