Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 7, 1972 · Page 4
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 7, 1972
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J^ortfctoest "The Seqet Negotiations Abroad Are Nothing Compared To The Ones At Home" ,..Th« Public Interest Is Tilt first Concern of;This Newspaper Activism Among Lawyers Brings Changes - Maybe 4 · Monday, August 7, 1972 Serving The Most A Cities and towns without zoning laws must be easier to administer'than those communities with strict rules and regulations. '.'. · Fayotteville is among the latter, and the Planning Commission, the Board of Adjustment and the city Bvud of Directors are finding large difficulties. Somebody peri. petually wants lo change something or other that brings problems to members of the groups which become involved, ,- Some residents are unhappy no matter what decisions the commission or board members make, In many instances it is impossible to satisfy everybody, even though efforts ar*e made to get all the people'together. I Laws are made supposedly for the general good--and there is no question that the gen- aral good is not always in the best interests 'of all individuals or even groups, Rightfully, Chose desiring changes may ask for them, and in certain cases they deserve not only to £e heard but to have granted what they want i_pi-ovided such decisions do not react against what is best for the community as a tyhole. ,i It would be much easier not to go through ;the pangs of insisting on restrictions. But it was determined long ago that just to let Fayetteville grow without maintaining some gprt of order would hot be in the best inter- 'e.'sts of the city now or in the future, and that is'the re'aspn for the zoning laws. '·' Rules can become onerous and out of date, and the numerous hearings held by appointed or. elected bodies help to keep this sort of situation at a minimum. Discussions which result from pleadings for change serve a purpose--they assist in preventing hidebound regulations becoming inflexible. It may seem at times that disputes which occur because of the zoning laws are disruptive. They may be that, but they are necessary if government is to serve best the people. For The Future There is a great future in the energy field; planning and preparing for it must be Hone now; 1'^ Northwest Arkansas is fortunate in the companies which serve this area. u ·; The Southwestern Electric Power Co., and 'the Arkansas Western Gas Co., plus the Szarks Electric Cooperative Corp., recognize |he urgency aiid have the ability to look to- frard the days ahead and to do something about it. · Many parts of the country have difficulties--energy supplies are not sufficient to meet all /the.needs, and growth of population and industry threaten dire results. Since this section is a part of the nation as a whole, the national crisis must be taken into consideration here. This is recognized by the energy suppliers, and they are taking steps .to see that,no overwhelming situation develops in'this region. The gas company is heartily at work in Oklahoma in a strong effort to boost the supply of fuel in which this firm deals. The power company is going to build a new generating plant, using coal, which will contain the largest; generating unit ever constructed by the,utility;firm. . Utility concerns have additional plans for .expansion ;so that they way continue to serve well this j)art o f t h e country. ' · ' · ' · ""'' ; There is only one thing to do when the demand for more makes itself· felt--and that is,'to provide the more that is needed. This takes not only effort and money, but time. T.hat is why energy companies are moving forward now--to take care of the future, Wait A Minute! ' Proposals are in the .works to add about.52 million acres of the nation's forest lands to the 10 mil- li r bn acres already set aside'as single use wilderness areas. In this instance, single use means primarily for recreational purposes. According to a timber industry authority, this is equivalent to about 12 per cent of all commercial forest l a n d in the whole country. Before setting aside millions of additional timber acres in non-productive preserves, certain steps ought to'be considered, including state-by-state 1 land use : s.t'udies. These could produce reliable estimates of . demands for forests products, for highways, power - lines and for-all. sorts of outdoor .recreation, as well aS for urban and industrial developments. i . A . Such-studies should he standardized for the whole '· country so state-by-state figures can be put togelher lo provide regional and national summaries. Until such studies are complete, all presently proposed federal changes in land use should be held in abey- qhce. ' ' . . . · - . ; Timberland, like nearly every other productive activity and resource, has been a victim of what amounts to a blind crusade aimed directly at imfno- ; bilizing'intelligent efforts by governmental and business leaders to balance Uie needs of people with the requirements of conservation preservation. ! The timber industry is quite progressive in t h e latter respect. Forests of America are probably in better health, growing more wood fiber, better protected from serious fire loss and contributing more t.6 the well-being of the nation than ever before. Wise management, not emotional crusades, is destined (0 be the salvation of America's resources, -- Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram f 2fortip»fBt Arkanaaa Qltatw 212 N. East Ave., Fayeflevllle, Arkansas 72701 " { Phone 442-6242 , ·. Published every allcrnoon except Sunday s jj Founded June 14, I860 * Second Class Postage Paid at Fayetteville, Arkansas MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches credited to .it-or'-not otherwise credited in this paper and also th6 local news published .herein. 5 All rights of republication of special dispatches . Ijbrein are also reserved. . I SUBSCE1P1 l(er Month (by i ' M a i l rates in Washington J Ark. and Ada Sfmonths iJ.YEAB (Sty Box Section f Mail in counties 3*rrionths f ginonlhs 1 yEAR .... [·ION KATES :arricr) $2.40 Benlon, Madison counties r County, Okla. *n nn Ki other than above .. $11.00 T. $24^00 ... $7.00 .. $13.00 \U, MAH, SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST BE PAID IN ADVANCE Reliable (?) Story On Veep Issue By ART' BUCHWALD ' WASHINGTON -- There has been a great deal of rumor a b o u t what miulc George McGovern decide to d''«P ''is vice presidential running mate, Sen. Tom Eaglelon, from t h e ticket. This .is what really happened, as pieced together from a reliable source very close to Jack Anderson. When it first was. revealed that Eagleton had been hospitalized for depression and had not told McGovern about it, the McGpvern force called a hasty meeting in Cusler. S.D., to decide what to do about it. Sen. McGovern said he thought he should' back Eagleton 1,000 per cent. His staff, more cautious, suggested ho announce he was backing Eagleton 800 per cent or 709 per cent. "You can always go up to 1,000 per cent," one staffer said, "it the reaction is favorable." But McGovern was adamant. "When I back a man it's 1,000 per cent or nothing!" Someone did some fast calculating on a sheet of paper. "One thousand per cent really locks you in, Senator. It will be impossible to come down if the going gets rough." 1,000 OR ELSE , McGovern shook his head. "I believe it's a question of credibility. If I'm going to give everyone in this country $1.000, then my vice president should get 1,000 per cent support from me." "Would you settle for 750 per cent?" someone asked. "No, no, a thousand times no!" McGovern said heatedly. "I'm'going out and say it now." McGovern announced he was behind Eagleton: 1,000 per cent, which gave the senator from Missouri a big -boost. Eagleton went off to Hawaii and the West Coast figuring that with that percentage margin, he would not be dumped from the ticket. But there were forces at work in the land that McGovern · hadn't figured on. The reaction from Decmocratic leaders and moneymen was against retaining Eagleton. Pressure was building up to ·dump him, and while McGovern kept reassuring Eagleton that he was backing him 1,000 per cent, he told the staff privately he could only afford to back him 600 percent. The staff suggested that McGovern publicly announce he was behind Eagleton 500 per cent. "In that way." one of his managers said, "you can get him to quit." . .UNTRUE STORY To complicate matters, Jack Anderson broke a story a few days later, which turned out to be untrue, that Eagleton had a drunk driving record. McGovern was as outraged by this lie as Eagleton was. The presidential candidate called Eagleton and told him, "I'm backing you 1.000 per cent against Anderson, 550 per cenl on the health problem and 412.3 per cent on not telling me in advance about it." Eagleton's staff put these figures' into a computer and were heartened. "When Nixon got into trouble, Eisenhower only backed him 200 per cent. You're way ahead of Nixon at this stage," they said. FIGURES DIFFER Unfortunately, McGpvern's s t a f f ' w a s n ' t working with the s a m e figures. They had McGovern supporting Eagleton on the Anderson controversy 1,000 per cent, but they only had him supporting the health issue by 220 per cent and 125.7 per cent for not t e l l i n g McGovern. They put this word out to the press, who realized support for Eagleton was waning in the McGovern camp. The only one in the country who didn't realize what was going on was Eagleton. Finally, the famous meeting on Tuesday night took place, and the first words McGovcrn said as he put his arm around his running mate's shoulders were: "Tom, I want you to know 1 support you 100 per cent." Eaglelon had no other choice but to resign. The Washington Merry-Go-Round Cloak-And-Dagger Activity Growing By JACK ANDERSON W A S H I N G T O N -- An estimated 1,500 intelligence agents have infiltrated the State Department where they carry on their spying activities in diplomatic garb. Operatives from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) .and National Security Agency (NSA) have taken over many key posts. This has caused considerable g r u m b 1 i n g and grievances among old-line foreign service officers! They have charged privately that promotions have been rigged, transfers arranged and even a 'few resignations forced to clear foreign service officers out ; of the way so intelligence agents can take over their jobs. One grievance case, hushed up by the State Department, involves foreign service officer Charles Anderson who claims he was bumped from'his political job in Sofia to make room for a CIA agent. When Anderson complained about the transfer, he got a low efficiency rating for his pains. Anderson refused to comment, but his friends told us about his grievance. Other . State Department sources described how the cloak-and-dagger boys were moving into the diplomatic service. The 1,500 figure came from personnel officers. An official spokesman, however, refused to comment on the number of CIA and related spies in the department. .BANK BENEFITS The nation's lax laws have sprung so many leaks that half the money due the government now escapes into the pockets of the priviledged. Treasury experts claim the tax rate could be cut in half, without, reducing federal revenue a single cent, if Congress would only plug the lax loopholes. I n s t e a d , Congress keeps poking new loopholes in the laws unlil the taxpayers have their dander up. For they must pay Ihc taxes that- the special interests avoid. Few special interests have wangled more benefits out of Congress than the banking lobby. Banking legislation is handled by the Senate and House hanking committees, which always seem to be dreaming up new benefits for the banks. Tomorrow, Senate Banking 'Chairman John' Sbarknian', D- Ala., has scheduled a closed session to consider the latest bonanza for the banks. This bill, caried on the Senate docket as S-3652, was actually drafted by the American Bankers Association. A Senate staff study, dated August 1 and stamped "Confidential," calls the bill "the most unconscionable example of special interest legislation (we) have seen" in recent years. COULD BE COSTLY The staff estimates that the In Review ROMANTIC ART. Frederic V. Grunteld, "Shockingly Mad, Madder . Than . Ever, Quite Mad!" Horizon, Summer 1372, pp. 75-80. "The art of the preceding epoch had celebrated the Great and the Beautiful; it was an age of equestrian statues and of paintings of gentlewomen being serenaded in pleasure gardens. But then, almost as though the French Revolution had given the starting signal for this kind of terror as well, the rococo dream dissolves into the romantic nightmare, and the arts proceed to disgorge all the suppressed fears ami the f e r o c i t i e s o f t h e h u m a n imagination.... T h r o u g h o ut Europe there were young romantics who were as fascinated by the irrational as their fathers had been by the promise that reason would solve everything. The French Revolution, originally advertised as the culmination of the age of reason, had s e r v e d to destroy both the old o r d e r and the belief that intellect could be elevated to lake its "place. Now it was the emotions' turn to he consulted about the future of mankind. Hence the cult of feeling that arrives with the romantic quest for new forms of art and society." "The madman as a ·symbol is a living reproach to the skeptical, scientific view of man and the universe... The madman as-metaphor is also the one who opens the t r a p door to lhat nclher world where fiction and reality have quite a different relationship from the one we know from Ihe daily newspapers, bill "Could cost t h e , states as much as a billion dollars a year in tax revenues and possibly more." Citing figures supplied by the Federal Reserve Board, the memo alleges: "Banks paid only 10 per cenl of their pretax net income to state and local g o v e r n m e n t s whereas a l l business enterprises paid 44 per cent. In other words, the average business firm has a relative lax burden four limes greater than commercial banks. "Once stale legislatures wake up to this great disparity, they might, very well seek to raise the low level of taxes paid by banks. If banks were taxed at the same rate as other business firms, state and local tax revenues would be increased by $2.2 billion." T h i s bill, warned the memo, would block the states from charging banks the same tax rates as other businesses. BANKER-DRAFTED A spokesman for the American Bankers Association acknowledged that S-3652 ha'd been drafted by the bankers but claimed it merely clarified recommendations made .by the Federal Reserve Board. The bill was introduced, he'said, by Sen. Wallace Bennett, R-Utah, at the request of the bankers. "We have been studying this for three or four years." said the spokeman. "We had a committee that came in and drew up a bill that we thought would c a r r y out the Fed's ideas." POLITICAL POTPOURRI George McGovcrn in his search for a new running mate first tried Ted Kennedy, then Hubert Humphrey. Both men turned him down but offered to campaign for him....Humphrey found his old friend McGovern despondent over the ordeal of c h o o s i n g a r u n n i n g mate....McGovern never asked his former running male, Tom Eagleton, for his opinion on a s u c c e s s o r . B u t privately, Eagleton told us lie thoughl former Democratic party chief L a r r y O'Brien was Ihc best available man. ...McGovcrn was uneasy, incidentally, that headstrong members of the Democratic National Committee might not accept his recommendation and might put un I h e i r own candidate for vice president. llV MAUY COSTUI.U) WAK1IINGON -- The profession which once seemed securely unchoi'cri ID Iriullllonnl practices mid conservative values Is busy loduy Ivylnt! Ui (lolcrmluo If tho activism of young lawyers and law students has brought lusting chnnHri, Tlio 1 profession may sllll ho predominantly' conservative and traditional, but nohody Is quite sure nt this time. s One school of thought lhat is being voiced in m a n y books, bur journal' articles and other published studies is Ihnt nil Ihe ferment Is only skin deep and, in · time, will fade. Another school maintains that even if the commitment to public service is weaker among some of Ihe young lawyers than Ihey pretend and less than sincere among established law firms which o f f e r free or low cost services to the poor, the new activism has brought far more Ihnn· rhetorical change. There is some indication Hint Ihe majority of law students, d e s p i t e ' their oft-expressed commitment to the poor and their admiration for public- service lawyers like consumer advocate Ralph Nader, will choose Ihe more lucralive, , status - p o s i t i o n s after g r a d u a t i o n . A t Columbia University Law School, a questionnaire in the spring of 10V1 showed lhat only four of the 130 third-year students said they had accepled public- service Jobs whereas 88 said they planned to work for private law firms. .SOCIAL CONCERN Nevertheless, t o p i c s for discussion at this year's American Bar Association convention in San Francisco, Aug. 11-17 suggest that Ihe legal profession is now concerned with the social questions lhat many activists are pressing. There will be sectional discussions on natural resources law, wilh its environmental implications, and on minority-group challenges to the present method of financing public .schools. Still another topic destined to receive attention, though not on t h e agenda, is the possibility that there soon may not be enough jobs in the profession for all the new and future law school graduates. Total enrollment in the nation's 147 accredited law schools has more than doubled in the past decade. For women, it has increased sixfold. Nationally, law schools report an average of about three applicants for every opening, while at such prestige schools as Harvard, Columbia, Yale, They'll Do It Every Time © WHAT DO THEY \W THE//AUST , WANT WITH TUBES \W BE EXPECTING «,..,,. ^ TABLES? IMV3E I SQ-AEBOP/Y/fTH BW THEY'RE 60MMA / FOOD-THEy ' THE WAY SLEEP OKI'EM-· IA DIDN'T BRIHG , rw PARDON ARE THESE THREE TABLES TAKEN? THE SELFISH PICNIC- SCOOTERS WriO HOG TOO W-WV TABLES- ,, Miuhlfinn, Pcmnsylvnnlii nnrt Slnnionl Ihc rollo runs as high (is 10 In 1. It has been calculated Hint If Ilio present ralci of inqvciiiiB continues, .tho number of yearly liiw sclinol gnulmili.'.H \y 11 I double by IfTM and 'result', by 10U5,, In n . doubling of the cnllro legal profession's membership now nbnilt 330,000, ' There arc both Idealistic und pragmatic reasons why so many young men and women nro iillrnclcd to the Inw as a career. To some it Is "where Iho iictlon is" -- where the reform minded individual can mnkc Ihc'law n toot "lo turn Iho system iiromul," Others may be Impressed with Ihe availability 6f jobs and the relatively high pay in Ihe legal profession, especially at n lime of job scarcity in many olher professions. .NEW APPROACH Curricula changes by Ihe law schools indicate that future graduates, · whether they ; are employed by established Wall · Street firms, corporations or Iho government, may approach their work in a different way than their predecessors did. Tho Council on Legal Education tor Professional Responsibility, n group sponsored by t h o Ford Foundation,. found that 100 of the 107 law schools it contacted in 1970 allowed students lo receive credit for work in community legal aid offices. Office of Economic Opportunity neighborhood programs . a n d public-interest law firms. T h e new emphasis on "clinical" -r as opposed to classroom -- work appears lo have strong student support. In recent years, about 75 per cent of the Harvard Law School graduates worked as students in OEO-financed local Community Legal Assistance'offices. Public-interest l a w firms, largely staffed by students who receive credit from their law schools, have proliferated. One of Ihem -- the Anlioch School of Law -- is scheduled to open in Washington in September and has·received about a thousand applications for 125 first-year places. These (rends toward involving law sludenls in community affairs do not mean that futuro lawyers will model themselves on activists like William Kim- slier, Michael Tigar and Leonard Bpudin or even 'on -a public-service lype like Ralph Nader. It could mean, however, that more of them will look beyond the narrow interests of their clients, especially their rich clients, to make sure lhat those interests are compatible with the public good. Politicians And Media Go At It Early In Campaign By RICHARD L. WORSNOP W A S H I N G T O N -- T h e p e r e n n i a l conflict between politicians and the communications media is heating up even before the start of the .1072 presidential election campaign. Those who make political news and those who report it need each other, but the relationship is only fitfully congenial. It is more uneasy than ever in the wake of the Newspaper Guild's endorsement, July 13 1 , of the c a n d i d a c y of Democratic presidential nominee George . McGovern. The guild's action, announced by President Charles A. Perlik, Jr.. caught most of the union's membership off guard. Only two w. e e k s earlier, however, delegates to the annual guild convention in Puerto Rico had voted to instruct the executive board, "either at a special meeting or by poll," to consider endorsing a presidential candidate. Nevertheless, n u m e r o u s reporters and editors questioned the propriety of the endorsement, the first in the guild's history. In a quarter- page ad in The Washington Post. 203 members of the working press disassociated themselves from the decision. A n d Editor Publisher Columnist Robert U. Brown called it "a stupid, political movo that will be used by others to support charges of political bias in news reporting." .ANTI-WASHINGTON Politicians and the press have been at odds since the early days of the Republic. George Washington, of all people, received abusive treatment from the anti-Federalist press. A few months after lhu first president published his Farewell A d d r e s s , t h e Philadelphia newspaper Aurora asserted: "If ever a nation was debauched by a man. the American nation was debauched by Washington." I n those days, most From Our Files newspapers were subsidized organs of one political'party or another. But friction persisted even after these ties were severed. President Cleveland, dogged by. reporters d living his honeymoon in 1886, denounced the silly, m e a n , and cowardly lies that e v e r y day are found in the columns of c e r t a i n newspapers which violate every instinct of American manliness, and in ghoulish glee desecrate every sacre'd relation of private life." In this century, Democratic presidents have often ' complained of a "one-party press" run by Republican editors and publishers. At the same time, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman .and John F. Kennedy sai'd they felt they had been treated fairly by working reporters. GOP MIFFED Now it is the Republicans who a r e c o m p l a i n i n g o f media bias. In 1950, Richard M. Nixon w a s c o n v i n c e d that r e p o r t e r s covering t h e ca m p a i g n favored Kennedy for president. Four years later. Ban';- M. Goldwaler charged that liberal columnists and commentators had deliberately distorted his views. And in late 1969 Vice President Agnew launched the first of his attacks against the "small and unclect- cd elite" of tv network produce r s . commentators, · and rcrjortecs. The Guild's endorsement of McGovcrn can only deepen Republican suspicion of the press. Although the guild .is thought of as a reporters' union, newsmen account for less than 50 per cent of its 33,000 members. T h e majority arc workers in commercial and o t h e r departments of a newspaper -- ad salesmen, circulation workers, clerks, and others. That is small ' comfort to reporters who will hear the brunt of hostility caused by a decision many of them deplore. How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO Tw o 13-year-old cyclists pedaled into I-'aycUcvillc in 100- dcgrcu weather yesterday afternoon, after covering more than 200 miles in a weeklong bike lour. 15 YEARS AGO Washington County .fudge Ilrucc Crider said this morning the county has received half of tho money, $7 r O(!fi, from Iho Civil Defense Disaster Aid, for temporary repairs lo dama»! to cotirily roads by spring rains. 25 YEARS AGO A Inuring committee of 20 Tnhlcfiuah, Okln,, businessmen, cndlnK n swing nroiuid this section of Arkansas w i t h a slop in Fiiyellcville this afternoon Five persons, three of llicrn small children, were injured late this morning in.« three-way collision at Iho intersection (it Hwy. 71 North am) Township Rd. The Rnringdalc Water Carn i v a l will get under \vnjr tomorrow at Itic Municipal pool with cvcnlB r a n g i n g from comedy d i v i n g lo n beamy contest. find tonight, will bn cntcrliiinctl nt a Country Club dinner at fl p.m. by Ihc Churnlicr iof Commerce.

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