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INSIDE- Editorial . . , , , , , , ; 4 I'W \romon 5 ' linlerliilrimoiil , , 10 Comics ., ;0 Classified 21-22-23 T13lh YEAR-NUMBER 46 The Public Interest Is Tha First Concern Of Thi§ Newspaper FAYRTTEVIILE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1972 10CAI FORECAST-- "',' \ 1 Clem- Ui pially cloudy toril|Ht a n d ' Tuesday wllh 'devoloplriyr ahowos-H Tuesday; ib.Bromotor 30.()0, rising: winds north-north:; easterly; sunsfll May 8',17,, sunrise Tuesday 6:30. High Low.. Expected loday 89 68- Sunday 89 62 Waalher map paga 10, PAGES-TEN CENTS- AsDatey Promises Support McGovern, Shriver, Plot Tactics WASHINGTON AP) -- Anx- ! ous lo energi/e his crisis dc- aycd presidential campaign, Son. George McGovern Is giv- ng Sargent Shriver a cram course-on how nest to fill the unning-matc role so many oth rs have shunned. Shriver. the 56-yeur-oJd Kennedy in-law, lawyer, businessman and former diplomat, ap- peared the .very, picture of : an eager student.. He Vowed Sunday to take his first campaign for elective office directly to the people and to refocus the image of America ho said has been "blurred and darkened" by 3'A years ol Republican rule. ' Receiving., a parade of McGoverii aides, and advisers at Timberlawn, the spacious estate he leaa.es in suburban Maryland, : Shriver reported he had been given the blessing of Chica'go Mayor Hlcliard J. Daley and fully expects complete Daley support for* the ticket. The ' meetings amopg the staff, advisers, friends and candidate? themselves began in early morning and. continued getting-to-know-yi /ork out the offl r ou office Into the night. They weie described as gelt' efforts, to work space, staff requirements and travel plans of the Shriver part of the campaign "We want to get him on the road by Thursday at the latest," a McGovern "'staff member bald, indicating that, at first, . Shriver would be con- --AP Wlrephoto READY TO LAUNCH THE CAMPAIGN . McGovern and Shriver:confer at Senator's Washington home. Patience Pays Off For Shriver WASHINGTON ' (AP) -- Sar- 'gent Shriver, who waited eagerly in the wings for everybody else to say no, was George McGovern's backstop running- mate for several days before'he Was invited to join the Democratic ticket. Aides and 'personal friends of Shriver' were' told that if Sen. Edmund S. Muskie didn't want to'ruri for vice president the job .Would fall to Shriver. ' ' T h e r e * . s ,· still light," ,McGovern's national political director, · .Frank. Mankiewicz, aclvised Shrlyer.,opcralives Fri ; day night. ; He had word that MUskie : ; -just-' .might : decline. "We're 'trying tb move it from Kennebunk Port 'to Hyanms Port, 1 .' he said. Muskie : returned: to Kennebunk lo discus's the 'offer : with his wife, Jane. He delivered his turndown Saturday morning. Shriver, a youthful looking 56, was vacationing at th'c Kennedy compound .in ' 'Massachusetts and was playing tennis when McGovern placed a 'telephone call to welcome him aboard. The presidential nominee got a busy,signal. SHRIVER SAYS YES The connection was made a few minutes later, at 11:50 a.m. Shriver said "yes" and then went off sailing. Later, Shviver disclosed that he had talked to McGovern Thursday afternoon. McGovern asked him if he would be interested in the job if Muskie 'declined. Shriver said he certainly would be. : · · .·. For a group of lawyers and congressional -aides pushing Shriver's cause, the second call was the perfect climax to a fast-moving sequence of events. Shriver's name was well down on a list of possible replacements for Missouri Sen. Thomas F. Eaglelon who gave up the nomination because of controversy over his medical history. But the list dwindled rapidly as Ihose asked lurned thumbs down. : Then Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey also rejected the vice-presidential offer and Shriver's political supporters realized they had a good chance. Wednesday night, Shriver's closest backers met to launch a serious campaign for him. Last Thursday, when Muskie was officially asked lo join the McGovern ticket, Mankiewicz informed Shriver allies that there still was a very, very strong possibility that Shriver could be'the ultimate choice. Mankiewicz, who was Sen Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, was a leading backer ol Ihriver, ·; husb'and of Eunice Kennedy. On' Friday morning 'Shriver ·eceived a- hopeful ; telephone call from Mankiewicz, saying LITTLE ROCK.(AP) -- Ro Jer, Mears,. chairman of the Pu- aski County. Democratic Committee, said Saturday he thinks Gov. Dale Bumpers and 'other slate party officials have failed ;o provide leadership m support of Sen George McGovern's presidential bid: Mears said members of the county. · committee had ex- piessed.j.concern over the mat asked if he ' thought "it was-possible but not probable'.'-that-he'd : be the nominee. Shriver. aides . continued the stream of- telephone calls to potential backers. Bumpers Hit For Weakness In Support Of McGovern Labor Chiefs Split Badly On Election WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Sen. George McGovern has picked up endorsements for his Democratic bid for the White House from leaders of labor unions ·vith some 6 million workers, while President Nixon has · the .backing of labor chiefs repre enting 2.4' million, an . Associated Press survey shows Leaders of the nation's remaining 10 million union work ers and AFL-CIO President George Meany are sitting on lie fence for the first time in nearly two decades. But labor-political experts draw widely differing views on the value of labor's 'political: endorsements when, the average worker closes the curtain in the polling booth. "Anybody who 'thinks we're monolithic '· and that our mem Takes Watch And Cash ter. When slale officials were afraid that a sweep* of. the .state'by President 'Nixon, in spite of support of McGovern by Bumpers and olher'officials, would hurt them politically, ' Mears said he did not want to speculate on their thinking. Mears'said'the Pulaski Coun ty committee' will put together some 'type' of 'organization this fall. He'said Butnpers and Rep. Wilbur D Mills, D Ark , may be a'sked io help arid provide leadership. NEWS BRIEFS Cyclist Hospitalized Gary Halfield, 17, of Hunt sville was injured at 1 09 p m Saturday'when' the motorcycle ie' was riding, collided with a car at the east entrance lo the N o r t h w e s t Arkansas Plaza shopping center. .Halfield- .was ·'taken' by Emergency Medical Service A m b u 1 a n c e to Washington General Hospital..where he. was reported in fair to good condition loday. , . ' . . ' Wilnesses lold police Hatfield attempted lo pass a car hailed at the entrance : and his m o t o r c y c l e collided with another car attempting to enter the shopping center parking 'lot. The driver o[ -the damaged car was identified by police as Joel S. Frcund, 28, of 207 N. Church' St. Rider Injured SPRINGDALE -- Terra-ice Earl Porter, 15, of 706 Carlton St., is in satisfactory condition today in Springdale Memorial Hospital where he was taken f o l l o w i n g a motorcycle-car collision Sunday nighl at t h e intersection o f P r i n c e t o n Avenue and Dyer Street. Police said Porter was south- hound on Dyer and did not see a car driven by Lonnie Andrew McCIiire, 25, of 310 Weyland St, McClure lold police be was eastbound on Princeton and did not see the motorcycle. Ah estimated $1,000 damage to the car and $450 lo motorcycle was reported. the Crash. Hurts Driver Susan Kirk-,- 16, of 2345 Wih- w.ood Dr.-was Hospitalized in good condition today after her car went out of control on North Street Saturday and s I r u c k a culvert at Slorer Avenue, police said today... · Police s a i d Miss Kirk was driving a small foreign car easl on North ·Street, at 5:22 p m Saturday-when-.Ihe'car left the road. Miss-Kirk-told police she couldn't explain how it happened. The owner of the vehicle was listed by police as LI. Col. Windle Kirk of 2345 Winwood Dr. : Four Injured Four persons were injurec Sunday when an automobile d r i v e n by Robert H. Bell, !0 of .Lincoln, struck a f a r m traclor from Ihe rear on Hwy 62 west of Prairie Grove. Trooper Charles Brooks sale the 'traclor driver. Hai'ok Risley, 29, of Farmington, and a rider, Ronald Risley, 9, were treated at \Vashinglon Genera Hospital as were Bell and his passenger, Janie-L. Spencer, 18 of Fayetleville, . Tucker Criticized LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Et Bethune of Scarcy, the Republi can candidate for attorney gen oral, charged again Sundaj thai his Democralic opponen Jim Guy T u c k e r in Novcm her has not taken a stand on the issue of capital punishment NASHVILLE, Tehn. (AP) --| A Shelbyville woman says a Inef took her lasl $225 and her dying husband's watch when she fell asleep during an all light vigil for her husband at a lospital. ' "It's beyond me why anyone vould want to take the money and watch with my husband ly- ng down the hall, dying," Mrs Vtary Warren said. "I just hope :hat .whoever, look .it needs it a bers are going to vote'a certain way just .because we say so is crazy," said a spokesman for the 900,000-member AFL CIO International. ; Association of Machinists, whose executive board endorsed McGovern. President Frank ;E. Fitzsimmons of the 2.1-milliori member- Teamsters, the na- iion's largest union, contends .abor leaders exert considerable influence on the , votes of their members. _ ,, "We wouldn't represent more .ban 2 million workers':.if we didn't," , said Fitzsimmons whose -union has endorsed Nixon. , ' But, he added, there's no such thing as- "delivering" a bloc labor .vote. MCGOVERN HURT, Regardless of how many un ion members follow,their lead ers' political .recommendations the AFL-CIO's .decision :to en dorse neither White House con tender is certain' , to hur McGovern. The AFL-CIO's .Committee on Political Education is generally said to' be 'worth some $10 mil lion to; a presidential candi date--partly in money, b u mostly in the nationwide volun tary manpower iof 'union work ers who conduct voler-registra tion drives and help candidates friendly to labor. "We figure lhat out of every 10 union members and their families that we get regislerec to vote, eight will follow the po litical endorsements of their un ion leaders," said an AFL-CIO spokesman. AFL-CIO ant! its COPE oper ation, which have backed every previous Democratic presiden tial contender since the labor federation was formed in 1055 was generally credited with al most pulling Hubert H. Humph rey through to victory in his 1068 race against Nixon. Meany predicted that because of the split in labor's ranks over this year's .presidential race, only about 20 per cent of the AFL-CIO's 116 unions will endorse either candidate. So far, 14 AFL-CIO, unions with a tola! of ahoul 4.5 million members and Ihe independent United Aiilo Workers with 1.5 million members have endorsed McGovern, while three AFL- CIO unions and one independent union have joined the independent Teamsters in hacking President Nixon. Mean Thief Robs Dying Man ol more : than I do." She said relatives brought icr husband's Social Security and disability checkb Friday to lielp her, pay for her stay in Nashville a n d ) her.../husband's stay in SI. Thomas Hospital. "I cashed Ihe checks and put 1 Ihe money and his watch in the zipper compartment of my pockelbook," she recalled. "I had been trying lo stay up all nighl In the wailing room down the hall fi-om ,my husband m case something hsppened to him during the night" She said she dozed periodically Friday night and finally fell asleep about 4'30 a'.m, Saturday She said' .when she awoke about 6 a m , she noticed the zipper compartment open, and .found Ihe money and the walch missing. ' The walch is more important than the money, she said, because it |a one of her husband's most pri/ed possessions ( . "My' husband's 'passm' on and' I have five children' a home, no grocenes, bills to pa; and nothing to pay them with,' Mrs Warren said "The onl; income I have is my husband'! Social Security and disability, just don't knpw what I'm gonna do." Meanwhile, she continued he 24 hour vigil. Her husband is n the hospital's intensive car: unit. He was in crilical condi lion lale Sunday night, hut hos pllal officials vvould not disclosi the nature of his illness. Poll Shows Most Voters Trust Democrats PRINCETON, NJ. (AP) -Voters feel the Demotratic par- ly is better able to handle .the nation's serious pioblems than the Republican party, ,according to the latest Gallup Poll. The . poll,,, released. Sunday, showed the Democrats holding a 53 to 47 per cent lead. They actually .tallied 34 per cent and the GOP. 28, .but Gallup divided the.remaining 38.per cent undecided equally between t h e two parlies. Twenlyfive per cent of the voteis said Ihe Vietnam war was the most. serious issue, while 23 per cent cited Ihe high cost of living. The Democratic parly's: edge in public cor fi dence contrasls .wild President' Nixon's. I9:poinl lead in popularity over Sen. George McGovern. .the flemo- cratic presidential.candidate. T h e ' G a l l u p organization said the disparate results might indicate "many voters m^y be 'After Two-Year Study In New York Po/ice Corrupt ion. Charged NEW YORK (AP) - A special commission reports finding "widespread corruption" In a two-year probe of the N e w York Clly police dcparlmcnt and recommends appointment of a special deputy state allor- ncy general lo rool oul corrup- · lion among policemen, prose- culors and judges. T h c . K n n p p Commission aald In a report Sunday thai U found g r n f l ranging from well-organ- Izccl, monthly'gaiTiblinfZ payoffs lo narcotics scorcss of na much as $80,000 to small bill numerous pnym.cnls lo uniformed patrolmen from construction 'sites, bar.i nnd busl- The'commission urged Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller to ap- polnl i n special, prosecutor to head a new, Independent walch- clog agency "stuffed by persons wholly unconnected with Ihc police department" to invcslfgalc and prosecute "all crimes involving corruption In the criminal process." Neither tho public nor honest policemen'Teal they can trust the city dlslrlcl allorney'.s offices or Invcstl..... slan to handle the itfnllng com the Job, It a comml.s- snld. All thono ngcnclos rely on po llccmon In. do the Icgwork tmd New,'Yorl(ers : "Jii«l. don't Iruat policemen in' Investigate cnch ulher." The five-man special commission headed by Whllman Knapp, a Wall Street Inwycr since recommended for Ihe federal bench, also advocaled these reforms: --Repeal of anil - gambling Inws nnd laws barring certain business activities on Sunday lo reduce Ihc exposure of policemen lo potentially corrupting situations. --Relieving policemen from enforcing the laws covering construction activities, tow truck operations, bars, nightclubs and businesses, "It Is rl- dlcnlous to have an armed po- llco officer wn.sUng his l i m e checking restaurant washrooms lo find out whether they nrc properly supplied w i t h soap," the report said. --Creation of an Independent nntl-corruplton group wllhin the police department in which an officer might spend his entire career. There were also recommendations for more than 30 administrative steps within the (tcparlmcnl Including revision of Ihc Civil Service laws to permit the police commissioner lo punish captains, lieutenants and scrgennls by reducing them n rank If found guilty of it serious charge. .aking a 'wail and see' allitud regarding McGovern's 1 stanc on key issues. This is perhap Ihe principal reason why on 3emocrat in every thiee cur renlly withholds support f r o m HcGovern." In a poll taken in Jluy 1968 Nixon held a similar wide edg over Hubert H. Humphrey an he Republicans led the Demo crats by 5i,to'4B'pe l rfcenl A 5' In August 1968, the GOP lea stretched lo 56 to 44 per,cen but by the election Nixon's pop ularity lead nearly disapp'eare vvhile his party's margin na rowed to 5i to 47 pel cent. The war was also considere the most serious problem I960, but by twice as many pe sons Fifty two per cent s lected ^he war and 29 per cen chose crime-lawlessness'in Ih poll. i Crime-lawlessness ; was Ih llnid most frequently ^ cite pioblem in Ihe current surve but on!jr-10 per cent chose i Nine per cenl named drug us and abuse In 1968 only 9 per cent chos the high cost of Irving as Ih most serious problem Thnte per cent selected race reli tions. -AP Wlrcphou TINY VICTIM OF BLAZE . . . /I /ire.mmi carries body of one of eight victims from burning tenement. Boston Fire Takes Lives Of 5 Children, 3 Women BOSTON (AP) -- Five children and Ihree Women perished in a fire which swept through a tenement building early toddy, fire officials reported. Two o t h e r children were burned seriously. Police identified the dead as: Maria Gomes, 24, and her children Michncl, 1; Gina, 3; James, 4; Anthony, 5, and Zirc, n. The other two dead women were identified as Alberia Car- vnlhn, GO, and Catherine Ahcrn, 70. The Injured children, reported in serious condition al Bos- Ion Clly Hospllnl, were Identified by .police as Balbina An- drndc, 5, nnd Candida Andrndc, 3. Armando Gomes, tho father of Iho dead children, was taken to the hospital for Ircalmcnl for shock. Two firemen, Capt. John Hawe, 65, and Frederic Finn 55, were hospitalized and treated for smoke inhalation. Police said Ihe Gomes family lived on the second floor of the 2%-slory wood frame building in Ihe Roxbury scclion. Mrs Carvalho, Ihe mother of Mrs Gomes, and Mrs. Ahern live( on the lop floor. The injured children livec with their parents, Mr. am Mrs. Joseph L, Andrade, who occupied the first floor of the dwelling. The cause of the two-alarm fire was not determined, Police said Gomes was the owner of the building. Neigh bors said Ihe fronl was quickly engulfed In flames when Ihc fire broke out. 'ntrallng op. the nation's larg-' t cities and on such Issues us- reign policy and welfare, ^ · Shriver has Intimate \'ac'~ uaintance with both subjects..J rawing on experience obtained- s \J S ambassador to France, e first head of Iho Peace' ofps and the director of thoC Ffice of Economic Opporiun-; He showed no unhappmess a f j s relatively low placing on; IcGovern's list of vice^presl-« ential possibilities and said he'* looking forward to his meet-' ng Tuesday night wllh the emocratic National Committee « Barring the unexpected, the ommitlee" will proceed lo nom-~ nate Shriver 'just as the Demo-' ratic National Convention last 1 : month approved -McG^overn'sl hoice of Sen. Ttfomas F.'. Sagleton ,as, the vice presiden-. ial nomine,, , iaf ^ ^ · Sharing a lunch of barbecuedj .amburgeis.and hot dogs with^ newsmen, Shriver said he was? able to tell McGovern, without? reservation, that · there was- nolhing In'his past that coulds embarrass either the candidate: or the party. And referring to the now-fa-s mous question acked' Eaglelon? at Miami, Beach, he laughed^ and said) "If there "aie anyj skeletons in my closet, I hope Ij get their full supportr" ' ( Eagleton formally withdrew^ rom theirace July 31 afler con-v ending for aiweek with the po-S itical storm raised by his di'-* closure lhat he had been a psy-y chiatnc patient three times In! he 190Ds and had received elcc-j .ric-shock teatment for rt«n»A'=-« sion. ;/ . KECORD CLEAR MORE RAIN FORECAST The National Weather Se vice said today that moi rainfall, and continued war: temperatures are in store fi A r k a n s a s . T h e ouyo through Tuesday calls f partly cloudy and warm wii scattered Ihundershower Lows tonight in the upper to mid 70s. Highs Tuesday the 90s. A spulhweslerly flow Warm 'air ''from southwc Texas pushed temperatures 89 degrees at Fort Smith an Little Rock Sunday for th state's highs. Under clearing skies, ten peratures dropped to II upper 6 0 s - i n Ihe northwest the upper 70s and low 80s the southern portions of II slate this morning. " f -i. " 5" When McGovern ^sked h(mt abotil the- skeletons, -Shrivert said, he leplied Ihal he could,n!t| think of ^anything that mightj adversely * affect the ticket's; chances of success,' ' ' * I n Shriver \yas on Cape Codjs when McGovern called Satur-t Youths Hurt Collision Senators Debate Legal Ban On'Saturday Night Specials' - tB ? Saturday was a midnight ,vis_it, to the gravesites of his (v/o' r slam brotheijs-m law, President; John F Kennedy and Sen Rori-l' eit F. Kennedy. * · Sunday, he said he WIJB; pleased to have the enthusiastic^ support of his mother-in-laiyj* Rose Kennedy, and Ihe" surViv-i ing bi other, Sen. Edward M,^ Kennedy, D-Mass. ,, ^ McGovern, meanwhile, spent' most of the day relaxing,' play4 ing tennis with his wife at Hifck-J ory Hill, the home of Mrs Rob \ ert Kennedy ,4 The presidential nominee met? Shriver for a pictuie taking ses-j sion in the late afternoon anJ^ spent some time planning his; Tuesday addiess to the Miami* convention of the Amalgamated* Meat Cutteis union « Two FaycltcviUe youths wers: injured at 5:15 :p. rh. Sunday* when the motorcycle', they^wero'! riding collided with ..a -Car at^ North Street arid Woolsey-i Avenue. ' . .. . . . '.',' " ' . ' .2 . . H u r t ' w e r e David R'. Mlkles,5 14, son of Mrs. Janet Mikles\ of 1754 Shamblin Ave., and* David Wilson, 15. Ihe son of? Mrs. Margaret Wilson of 1732 Lewis Ave. ' J Mikles was hospitalized. In.* good condition loday with ai broken leg. Wilson was treated^ for a broken collarbone aty Washington General Hospital'^ and released. 1 The molorcycle 'collided with'' a sedan driven by Mary G.-. Ownbey, 50, of Farmiriglon. 3 Police said the Ownbey car' was traveling south on WoolseyJ when the molorcycle cnme easl' en Norlh Street over the crest t of Ihe hill and collided wilh IhcS car. f WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Scnalc slarls debate today on a bill to halt the sale of small handguns known as "Saturday night specials." , Sen. Birch Bayh, D Ind.i chief sponsor of the measurn, said "It would take out of the marketplace (ho vycnppns used most Fre'quenliy by'crlminals." A substitule by Son. Phillip A. Hail, D-Mich.. would totally bnn private ownership of handguns and rcfiuire Ihal HID cstl- mnlcd 25 million such weapons now In circulation bo lurried over to Ihc government In ex- change for their fair market * value. , ' I Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D j Mass., said he would try to t amend Buyh's' bill lo require} registration of all firearms n m l j licensing of gun owners. { Neither Hnrt's sub.stiUilc, nor ·· Kennedy's amendment appears to have any chance .of'Scnalc.I acceptance. · , . f But Bayh'3 bill lo b a n tho · cbmercinl sale of easily ton-$ cctilablo handguns not siillnhln $ for sporting purposes .cnrno o u t ? of tho Sennlc Jmliclary Conij I mlllne with niily IVvo dlssontlnj j votes. ' . : .'* J

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