Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 14, 1969 · Page 1
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Overcast and driole during thii evening; warmer TMetoy; barometer 3Mf, rWai: ipe«t«t boun. lOtrti YEAR-MiNMKR 357 Hit) Public InttMrt U T(M Pint Concern Of Thii Ntwspopcr AIXANSAS, MONDAY, APtll 14, 1969 , NW; precipitation BMt .Nisuntet todty f:«; Tuetdiy S.«. Hifh Law Expected today l «-M Sunday S3 M ift4 MMS-1M CMTS Ambulance Firm May Halt Service J J. Ambulance Service, Inc., has stopped its operations in Rogers and Conway, and plans to drop its Fayetteville service if it cannot obtain a subsidy from the city and Washington County. James Wilson, vice preseident of the Bates ville-hasert company, plans to meet with City M a n a g e r Wesley Howe and County Judge Vol Lester today to discuss a $1,000 monthly subsidy. "We are going to have to have some help, or we cannot stay here," Wilson said Saturday. He said the company will ask for $600 monthly from the city and $400 monthly from the coun- ty for the remainder of the year --a period 8'/4 months. Wilson said the company can not afford to operate in an area without showing a profit, and that it has been losing $500 to $700 per month on its Fayetteville operation. He blamed management for part of the loss. "We are either going to provide a professional service and make a profit, or we are not going to be here," Wilson said. He said J. J. closed out its operation in Rogers at 5 p.m. Friday, and would be out of Conway this week. The company received a $500 monthly subsidy from the city of Rogers. Wilson said Louis Sullivan, the former manager of J. J here and in Rogers, has taken over the operation in Rogers with the same people and equip mcnt involved. The city owns the equipment. Sullivan said today that he was negotiating with the city ol Rogers to operate the city's am hulance service, and confirmee Wilson's statement that he (Sul lican) was no longer associatec with J. J. The Rogers City Coun cil meets Friday night. Mayor Ed Bautts of Rogers said the city had received no official notification from J. J. of its decision to disassociate it self from the Rogers operation, (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Husband and Child Injured Fayetteville Woman Dies In Highway Crash A 20-year-old Fayclteville woman died late Saturday afternoon in a head-on crash north of Drake Field on Hwy. 71 south that tied up traffic for nearly an hour. Mrs. Patsy Lee Horton. of 1212 S. Dunn St., who moved here from Fort Smith six weeks ago, was pronounced dead upon arrival at Washington General Hospital. Her husband, George E.. 25, fame address, was listed in serious condition this morning at the hospital with multiple head and chest injuries. ''Mrs. Horton's three-ycar-o 1 d son. Scan Hornc. was treated for injuries Saturday night at the hospital and released. Patrolman G. R. Luna Jr. said the Horton family w a s headed south when the automobile driven by H o r t o n crossed over the center l i n e and collided head-on with a l'/z- ton truck driven by Lee Perry, 42. of Route 5. Fayetteville.! Luna was assisted by four other officers. The collision occurred in the northbound traffic lane on Hwy. 71 south, 80 feet south of Bailey Drive, about 5:08 p.m. THIRD VICTIM Mrs. Horton was the third person to die in a traffic accident in Fayetteville since Jan. 1, and the fifth in the county. At this time last year, U persons had died in the county and three in the city. Assistant Police Chief Wayne Stout said the road was blocked for 45 minutes while police worked to clear the highway of debris. Traffic was backed up through Greenland to the south and for more than a mile to the north, he said. Police, J. J. Ambulance Co.. and newsman had difficulty reaching the scene of the collision due to the heavy traffic. Funeral service for Mrs. Hor- ton has been scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday in Edwards Funeral Chapel in Fort Smith. Burial will be in Forrest Park Cemetery under direction of Edwards Funeral Home. She is also survived by her mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Henderson of Fort Smith; three brothers, George. Keith, and Stephen, all of Fort Smith; two sisters, Mrs. Terry Stone of Barstow, Calif., and Miss Kimberly Ann Henderson of Fort Smith: and her maternal grandmother, Mrs. E. B. Hevron of Fort Smith. Tolks Started VIENNA (AP)--Thc United States and the Soviet Union opened talks today on the technical aspects of making nuclear explosives available for peaceful use by other countries. The head of the nine-man American delegation, Gerald F. Tape, said he hoped that the discussions would give them "a better idea as to the time that what might be called commercial services could he made available under appropriate conditions." FAIR, WARM DAY AHEAD By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Clouds will move out of Arkansas tonight and Tuesday, giving the state warm, sunny weather for the mid-week period, the U.S. Weather Bureau said today. Tonight's lows were forecast in the 40's and 50s, with the highs Tuesday in the 70s and 80s. Overnight low temperature included 51 at Fayetteville and Harrison, 52 at Little Rock, 55 at El Dorado, 56 at Fort Smith. 59 at Walnut Ridge and Pine Bluff, and 61 at Memphis. Men Hijack U.S. Jetliner MIAMI (AP) - A quartet of sky pirates--including one who quietly read his Bible and one who ordered Scotch at gunpoint --engineered the year's 23rd airline hijacking to Cuba, returning passengers and crew said Sunday. And as small comfort to Pan American World Airways which must hear the estimated $10,000 tab for a hijacking, stewardess Janet Hoffman demanded and got 50 cents for the hijacker's drink. 'He handed me a dollar, and f gave him back 50 cents and he smiled," she said. The 84 passengers and seven crew of the San Juan-to-Miami 'light reached here aboard the jetliner some four hours after its forced stop in Havana. The pilot, Capt. George Dox, said the pirates surrendered two guns and a hunting knife to the :wo Cuban militia men who met the plane at a Havana airport. Radio Havana described the lijackers only as "four individuals." OMIIBIIM^ NEWS BRIEFS Directors To Meet The Fayetteville City Manager Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. today for a work-study session on the city's proposed land use and major street plans. The question of providing a subsidy for J. J. Ambulance Service may a l s o be discussed during the session in City Administration Building. The meeting is open to the public. Sketches Program WASHINGTON (API - Pros- Roads Claim Six Six persons were killed on the Arkansas highways during the weekend. The Associated Press death count began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Sunday. Two of the victims died Sunday when the car in which they were riding collided with a bus on U.S. 71 about 10 miles north of Ashdown. Meeting Called CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -Harvard President Nathan M. Puscy met today with a hastily Nixon Meets With Nation's Labor Chiefs Ident Nixon sketched for Con-; nsscm |,i 0() f,8-mcmber commit- Rer Social Security benefits, a crackdown on crime and a fairer tax system. Leaving Church . NEW YORK (AP) -- Episcopal Bishop James A. Pike announced today t h a t he and his third wife arc leaving the organized Christian church. He snid they plan to help establish a center for "rcorientation of persons In religious transition." Pike, 56, a minister for 25 yearn and a bishop since 1!58, announced the decision In an article in Look Magazine. WR Out Of State LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Uockefellf-r will discuss regional development tonight when he addreses a dinner meeting of the Chamber of Commerce at Dodge City. Kan. The governor will be out of the stiite for most of the week. He Is in Washington today to attend a meeting of the Republican National Committee and will return to Washington after his speech tonight to attend another committee meeting Tuesday, WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) - An unusual closed-door meeting between some of the nation's top union leaders and high Nixon administration officials opened today with a labor warning that the President may lie pulling too hard on the anti-inflation brakes. George Meany. president of the AFL-CIO, called the three day conference between leaders of his federation and the administration officials to discuss labor fears that some government acts to fight inflation may resull in increasing unemployment. Attending the meeting were Treasury Secretary David M. Kennedy, Secretary of Labor Shultz: Paul W. McCrackcn c h a i r m a n of the Coun cil of Economic Advisers, Budget Director Robert P. Mayo and White House counselor Arthur F. Burns. In spite of an unusual secrecy order by M c a n y AFL-CIO sources said privately that he is critical of Nixon's planned budget cuts in urban and other domestic programs. Meany is said lo feel the 10 per cent income surtax and recent credit- tightening moves already were slowing the economy. SEEK ASSURANCES The labor men were described as seeking assurance from the invited government participants [hat the lid won't be clamped so -ightly on governmenl spending and private borrowing that workers are squeezed out of jobs. "We want to make sure the ivhole administration gets the message that labor will not tolerate using unemployment as a weapon against inflation," one AFL-CIO official said. President Nixon has given his uersonal assurances to that effect. He sent a letter to the AFL-CIO executive council meeting in Florida last month saying: "We must find ways to curb inflation, which robs working men and women and their "amilies of hard-earned gains. And we must do this without asking the wage earners to pay "or the cost of stability with their jobs." Meany praised Nixon's statement. But a new wave of concern went through the labor movement with Nixon's budget announcement on Saturday. The President reported that sharp reductions in spending would make possible a surplus of $5.8 billion in fiscal 1070, the highest surplus in 18 years. The labor men noted, however, thai most of the squeezing was on the domestic side of the budget: military cuts totaled $1.1 billion, domestic culs $2.9 billion. Some of lhc domestic curtailments are known to affect urban and welfare programs stip- imrled by labor. The doubts about the administration's policy were not put aside hy Burns, who said in Washington Sunday he could not promise that efforts to stem Inflation would not bring sonic rise in lhc unemployment rate. Half Traded NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Yankees acquirer! outfielder Jimmic Hall from the Cleveland Indians today for cash and a minor league player to be de llvercd soon. Hall, ,11, opened the season In left (leld for the Indians and hns a ,2fiO lifetime butting average. He was hlllcss in 10 trips to the pint* for the Indians Ihls. srn son. Mideast Fighting Intensifies As Israel Urges Negotiations U.S. Troops Fight Clear Of Red Trap SAIGON (AP)-An American scout platoon and air cavalry reinforcements were pinned down and cut up badly by enemy machine guns Sunday before tanks and armored personnel carriers crashed through thick jungle to rescue them. Military spokesmen said Americans were killed and Under Federal Pressure National Rail Strike Averted were wounded in the four-hour battle in the shadow of Black Virgin Mountain, 45 miles northwest of Saigon. They gave this account: About 30 men from the llth Armored Cavalry Regiment made a helicopter landing near the mountain to check the re suits of a B52 strike. They found one enemy body and 72 ruined bunkers, then got into an undamaged bunker area and were pinned down by North Viet-i namese machine gunners. Two Americans were killed and four were wounded in the r irst few minutes while the rest of the plattoon dived for cover. When a company of 1st Air Cavalry Division troops arrived to reinforce them, it, too, was pinned dawn. Six more men were killed and several were Bounded. Artillery, dive-bombers and rocket-firing helicopters kept Hie enemy from overrunning the trapped Americans until the column of tanks and armored personnel carriers arrived and went after the entrenched North Vietnamese. Seven more Ameri cans were killed but the enemy fled before th armor. ARMOR ARRIVES Spokesman said 10 enemy j bodies were found on the battle-1 fled before the armor. Farther south, about 25 miles r rom Saigon, troops from a mechanized battalion of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division killed 24 North Vietnamese in an area called the Citadel, near the 'ambodian border. Spokesmen said it was the same enemy 'orce that lost at least 33 men in a fight Friday with troops of the same American battalion in the same location. The Americans were unscathed both times. The U.S. Command said three lelicopters were shot down Sunday, raising to 2.524 the number! WASHINGTON (AP) -- The railroad industry and the signalmen's union, negotiating under threat of government intervention, have reached agreement on a new contract, averting a crippling nationwide rail strike. With the Nixon administration poised to seek a congressionally imposed settlement in the event of a strike negotiators for the industry and the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen announced Sunday they had agreed on an 18-month contract. The announcement came with less than a day to go before to day's fi a.m. strike Headline and I sides to reach agreement in 90 after around-the-clock ncgotia- days or face a congressionally (ion sessions. The contract ac- j imposed contract, tually won't go into effect until j Labor Secretary George P. ratified by the union's lO.OOOiShultz indicated last week he members, who vote later this week. Details of the agreement were not released. If a strike had been called and the other rail unions refused to cross signalmen picket lines, it would have been the second nationwide shutdown uf the industry in two years. The 1907"strike, called by six rail unions, resulted in Congress passing a law requiring the two would seek similar legislation in the event of a strike this year. "The government simply isn't going to tolerate a national railroad strike.' 'he said. An administration study put together to bolster government arguments for congressional intervention, reportedly argued that a countrywide rail strike would have dire economic consequences. Jet Fighters Battle Above Suez Canal JERUSALEM (API-Israeli and Hgyptian jets battled high above the Suez Canal today artillery and tank fire while boomed across the waterway. The Israelis claimed they shot down an Egyptian MIG21.' Fighting engulfed the southern end of the 103-mile waterway after the Egyptians opened up with tanks, artillery and light arms, an Israeli spokesman said. Cairo Radio said one Egyptian plane was forced to make an emergency landing on Egyp- · territory. It claimed the tian Floods Leave Thousands Homeless By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thousands of persons remained homeless today as swollen .Midwestern rivers continued thoir spring rampage. Flood levels receded along the Big and Little Sioux rivers in ... . . · - · the Dakotas and Iowa, and h l t - llr s n l r t - Hc reported that it along the west and east forks o f i w a s scrn to fa " into Egyptian the DCS Moincs River in North lpmtnl '5'- Central Iowa and adjoining I Minnesota. ; The Souris River posed a sec Egyptians shot down one Israeli plane and damaged another, but the Israeli spokesman said all the Israli planes returned safely to their hases. The aerial battle erupted at 11:30 a.m.. shortly after guns rumbled along the waterway for the eighth consecutive day. An Israeli Army spokesman said the Egyptian army wounded two Israeli soldiers. Thp spokesman said a group of Egyptian MIGs crossed the canal and flew over the Israeli- occupied Sinai peninsula. Israeli jets intercepted them, and one Egyptian fighter was ond threat, to Minot. N.D.. where 3.000 persons had already l)ecn cvacualcil in Ihe wake of a 17-foot crest which hit the city of :i.i,000 last Thursday. Army engineers estimated another 4.000 would have to leave and their homes before Wednesday ,.i win-photo when a 22 foot crest is expected. PILOT ESCAPES The pilot was seen to parachute from the plane, the spokesman added. H was the first air clash along the canal since March 8, when an Egyptian jet was shot down dogfight Egyptian between Israeli fighters. Since STFIX FIGHTING FI-OOI) The James River and branches started receding . . . home owner in Window, Minn., operates pump behind dike surrounding water-threatened house Jamestown. N.D., where families were evacuated. Residents of Fargo, N.D. Murder Suspect Scheduled To Take Lie Detector Test the Red River, which north between North I)a- A polygraph examination was of choppers'lost in the war. j scheduled in Fort Smith today One was a rocket-firing Cobra for one of two suspects in the gunship that crashed 35 miles lorthwcst of An Hoa, killing xith the pilot and the gunner. The other two were OH6 observation craft, shot down 44 miles northwest of Saigon and 75 miles southwest of the capital. There were no casualties. ARKANSAS WEATHER ARKANSAS -- Cloudy and cool this morning. Diminishing cloudiness and mild this afternoon. Fair and cool tonight. Tuesday mostly sunny and a ittle warmer. High today up Mr 60s to 70s. Low tonight mid IOs to mid 50s. 222 S. College Ave. Coroner Dr. John W. Vin/ant said Hie victim had suffered serious injuries to his head, body, and limbs. Police believe t h a t (larrelt and the two suspects were drink- was found here early F r i d a y ling w i n e together in a vacant beating death nf Arklcy Garrctt. 57. of Finger Road, whose body along flows kola and Minnesota, braced for a crest by midweek predicted at 38.S fcel-21 feet above flood level. The Reel River, which crested earlier at Wahpcton. N.D., also {caused severe Hooding in north west Minnesota. MISSISSIPPI RISKS The Mississippi R i v p r hpgan depositing overflow from its numerous tributaries: from the north central part of Minnesota to St. Paul. morning. house behind t h e Swap S h o p Police Chief Hollis Spencer | when a fight broke between the and Sheriff Bill Long said a 41-1 victim and at least cine of the then there have lx?en frequent artillery duels across the canal, many of them started by the Egyptians, and nine Israelis have been killed and ,18 wounded. In Jerusalem. meanwhile. Foreign Minister Abba F.ban challenged King Hussein of Jordan to bring his ppare proposals to the negotiating table. Eban said t h a t u n t i l Uic Arabs negotiate f.icp to face with the Israelis, all such plans are only "public relations and polemics." "The National Press Club in no substitute fnr the negotiating table." Eban said, referring to the Jordanian monarch's speech last week in Washington in which he outlined his six point peace plan. He said Israel is alprt for anv At least 3.00i persons w e r e ' , .. homeless in Minnesota and thc! s l ( ; n of n gTM''i"r wish for drowning of four persons S u n - i |)rai '° .?" t h r r)art of t h p Ar;lh " day brought the number o f , flood related deaths' in that state- lo seven The Mississippi year old Fayetteville man has j suspects. agreed to submit to a polygraph (lie detector) examination by an officer of the Fort Smith Police! Department. |of the v i c t i m ' s shirt, a spot of the city's suburbs and the states ' PEACE POSSini.K "If Hussein warns peace w i t h A 21 year-old Elkins man has also been arrested for invesliga lion of murder in connection w i t h Garrett's death, but. a poly- g r a p h examination was not | M I S p C C l S . I O C .VI I S S J S S l p p l U a S I T U 0\ : . . , . . . . , . . F i , t , n . ^ I L I j G a r r e 11 ' s body was later peclt-d to crest at Si. Paul u n t i l lsn " 1 - "e should have no iron- I pulled around to the'front of the lain- this week, but water blp achieving it." Khan added. 'Swap Shop, police said. Pieces! flowed Sunday through nne o f l Commenting TM Hussein's I of the v i c t i m ' s shirt, a spot of the city's suburbs and the l i u r - ' P r o m i s e that Israeli shipping blood soaked earth, and a two - I l i n g t o n by-four board w e r e found in t h e l w a u k e e area in front of the house. vacant "'c to area. Railroad and the M i l line discontinupfl serv- the Minneapolis St Paul Silencer and Long said the i n - ! Downstream on the Mississip deemed necessary in his case. I formation would be turned over!"'- somc M f a m i l i e s were evacu- "I"" 1 "forces Gam-It's battered body w a s | t i Prosecutor Mahlon Gibson:" 1 " 1 f r l l m Lacrosse and P r a i r i e ! regular or IITI found shortly before (i a.m. Fri I later today for a decision on l i f ' D " Chien. Wis. The Mississippi 'Ian. meaning I day in front of the Swap Shop.ling formal charges promise that Israeli shipping could use the Sue/. Canal and the ( J u l f of Aqaba. Khan said: "Xon believers is more t h a n freedom of navigation." He said Hussein would have to of belligerence, egular. from ,lor- «i. ..,i.i.ij.i.iijiju r. the Arab guerrilla also climbed over (loud M.-igc to-!groups based in Jordan, day at East DuhuqiiP. 111., a n d ; Thp king said Sunday lie tip- neared the flood mark ,it l)u I lieved thp Rig Four meetings- at huquc. Iowa. the United Nations offered the Families evacuated ias! week I "last chance" for peace in ihp from their homes at Cherokee.!.Middle East. Iowa, a l o n g the L i t t l e Sioiu R i v i "Unless slum-thing n donr- er. began r e t u r n i n g today as did p and done quickly." he s;ijd. "I i f a m i l i c s at Siuuv City, I o w a and.'believe the s i t u a t i o n w i l l hp jSimix Falls. N . I ) . I pretty dangerous." Gunners Clear The Area Twn American Infantrymen Mr«y (he hmsh nlih machine(Hi lift Irnm a Jrrp whlli p«lnilllnK nxcarl trails Icari- north*r«l nl inn Irnm Cmiihnillan hinder Wlrcphnln) Into .South Vietnam M mile* Saigon. (AP Two Counties And Two Towns Vote Tuesday On Drink Sales Residents of L i t t l e Hock w i l l I hau- t w o eh.Hires Tuesday lo approve the sale of mixed Voters in ( i a r l a n d County and | Eureka Springs u i l l also vote on Hie issue Tuesday. Liltle Rork will havp a city- wirle election nnd its voters also w i l l cast ballots in the Pulaski County election. N o r t h Little Hock has no mi\ed d r i n k clcc lion for the c i t y , but its voters may cast ballots in Hie county election. I.ilie Km k mill N i n t h I.itllpi Hock voters w i l l east hallots in c i t y u i d e election'! nnd the Pn laski County cleclion. Apparently hotels, molcls and restaurants in Lillle Rock c o u l d be issued mixed drink permit* if Little Roek approves HIP measure n n d Ptilnskl County rejects it or if Pulnskl County approves it and I.IUle Hock residents reject it. The sale of mixed drinks In p r i v a t e clubs was legali/ed un- iler Act 132 of 1%D. The stait Alcoholic. Hcverai;e C o n t r o l Hoard has approved 78 pcrmitt lor private clubs in the stole. Hot Springs residents will vole on the issue April 28 if it is bpiiien Tuesday by Garland County residents. I.illlr Rock, Hoi Springs and Eureka Springs all hone to improve xheir tourist and convention Irnde with the availability nf mixed drinks. The largest voter turnout it expected in Pulaski County, where up to M.OOO persons «r« expected to cast their ballots. Al Pollard, chairman of the Little Rock Chamber nf Commerce, which support* mixed drinks, »ays the Icgislature'i pasjaitc of the measure is an indication at public tuppnrt.

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