Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 14, 1969 · Page 11
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Down The River Eight to twelve acres of .South Dakota farmland have gone down the drain, or ralh- cr down the Big Sioux River across from Sioux City, Iowa. The flooding his left hundreds homeless. Three states have asked President Ninon to designate (hem as disaster areas. (AP Wirephoto) Morton Replaces Bliss GOP Committee To Formalize Nixon's Choice By JACK BELt AP Political Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican National Committee was called into session today to formalize President Nixon's selection of Rep. Rogers C. B. Morton as the man to put a touch of glamor in the OOP's political machinery. The meeting to ratify the Maryland congressman as national committee chairman had even less suspense than last summer's Republican National Convention which picked Nixon as its presidential candidate over hardly any opposition. Since a president traditionally picks the man he wants to direct his party's organization, Morion was unopposed, although there has been back stage grumbling over the selection. Morton was picked by Nixon to put more verve into party organization, which has been run in recent years of Ray Bliss of Ohio, a self-proclaimed technician who shunned the political spotlight for the less exciting nuts and bolts operation of the committee. Some Republicans nought Bliss had been treated unfairly. NIXON'S DECISION But Nixon, although praising Bliss for his role in nursing the party back to health after the near disaster of the 1964 presidential campaign, decided he needed a party director more atuned to modern political methods who also was an attractive campaigner. The committee also had expected to hear defense Secretary Melvin Laird talk about Nixon's proposed missile defense system, but he canceled because he said the President didn't want him involved in poll- tics. But the no-politics edict didn't apply to Vice President Spiro T Agnew, who scheduled a lunch eon meeting with the committee members, nor to Postmaster General Winton M. Blount, who had an opportunity to ask foi support of an administration move to take politics out of the Post Office. POSTMASTERS Nixon's diretcive t h a t post masters be appointed on the ba sis of merit rather than partj has drawn criticism from some congressional Republicans who don't want to lose such a patron age plum. Morton, who is keeping his seat in Congress, takes over the job at a time when the Demo crats have shown signs of quick recovery from the lack o organization that marked thier 1968 presidential campaign. Final Arguments Readied Sirfian Murder Trial Enters The 15th Week LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Prosecutor Lynn D. Compton says Sirhan Bishara Sirlian was guilty of 'plain old cold-blooded first-degree murder" in the killing of Robert F. Kennedy. After Compton's final a r g u- ments today and the charge by Judge Herbert V. Walker, the 12 jurors get Sirhan's case in the 15t.h week of trial. An alternate juror, chosen by lot. will deliberate in place of Ronald Evans, a telephone installer excused because of his father's death. Complon dismissed defense testimony centering on psychiatrists' contentions that Sirhan was mentally i l l . "If you buy these so-called experts," he said before the weekend recess, "you would have to turn him loose. If you don't buy them as I don't buy them-there's nothing left but plain old cold-blooded, first degree murder." ALTERNATIVES The only alternatives for the jury are conviction of first or second degree murder. The defense is nnt asking for acquittal. Under California's rule of diminished capacity, Sirhan's attorneys contend there was reasonable doubt because of his mental condition that he "could maturely and meaningfully premeditate and deliberate or reflect upon the gravity of his contemplated act or form the intent to kill." A first degree murder verdict carries a penalty of life imprisonment or death in the gas chamber, whichever the jury specifies. The jurors must find Sirhan guilty of first-degree murder if they agree with the state that he planned the slaying "with a clear, deliberate intent." Sirhan a 25-year-old A r a b , wrote in his diary last May 18 that Kennedy must die on June 5, the day Kennedy was shot in Los Angeles. DEFENSE PLEA Grant B. Cooper, chief defense counsel said: "Whether Mr. Sirhan likes it or not he deserves to spend the rest of his life in a penitentiary." The shooting, said Cooper, was motivated by Sirhan's hatred of Jews and his belief that Kennedy was on Israel's side in the Middle East crisis. But the silver-haired lawyer contends "the evidence and the law justify a verdict of second- degree murder." providing for imprisonment from five years to life. Near the end of his. summation. Cooper suggested that a second-degree verdict would he automatic if Kennedy had not been so prominent. The New York senator was killed while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. "Suppose he was just one of the crowd." said Cooper. "And suppose you had the same type of testimony from the psychia- trists .. . You wouldn't hesitate one minute" to vote against the death penalty. ADVERTISEMENT-PHARMACY PHACT5 from JOE BRUCE One vitally-important fact cor ccrning the prescription we fi' for you on your doctor's orde is its having been written by him for you--and you alone! Eac prescription is written by you doctor to help yo bring your physi cal condition t its best possibl point. For thi reason it is liter ally dangerous allow anyone els to use any part o t h e medicatio which we hav dispensed to you on his order Many individuals are highly sen sitive to medications which ai feet others very little or not a all. In fact, your own taking of a drug which has been prescrib ed for another person is alway a definite risk, and it is a risl not worth the taking. You can always depend o Palace Drug Store being you friendliest pharmacy where scr vice and quality meet here i Fayctteville. And. filling you prescriptions is our main bus ness here at 624 W. Dickson. REVIVAL APRIL 13-20 7:30 P.M. "« EVENING Evangelist Homer Robertson Muiic ·ILL MARTIN A Immanutl Choir If you M*k happintu that hat net b««n yeun . . . . if you dtiir* joy and pvnanal ptac*.... CHRIST IS THE ANSWER MMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH Comer of Duncan and Stan* -- Nunery Optn Terrel Gordon, Pastor MV MM-,AfHM4l HM · ft Prettier to Ton- 3 PorfafMse I** hi Mrki LISBON (AP) -- Premier Marcello Caetano left today to iiit Portufueie Guinea, Angola erritoriei where 100,000 Portuguese troops have been fighting lationalist rebels for the past six years. The eight-day trip is the first visit by a Portuguese premier to the country's overseas territo- ·ies. Africa's last major colonial loldings. After stopping in Guinea, a 14.000-square-mile peanut producing enclave in West Africa, Caetano files across the continent to Angola and Mozambique, There has been speculation in Lisbon that white settlers in the two East African colonies might go the way of the settlers in Rhodesia and declare themselves independent. The trip alos has political sig- nificance in Portugal because a national election is coming up in November in which the overseas territories may become an issue. Portugual, one of Europe's poorest countries, spends 40 per cent of its budget to keep troops in Africa. Caetano hopes to acquire the expertise to speak with author!, ( y about the overseas territories las well as to emphasize the con- trast In IctdmU* tatwM* hta* self and Antonto Silmr. Uw 79-year-old dictator IM replaced six months ago *ft*r Wazar had a stroke. Saluar rutod for 40 years but refused to visH tte African territories. NEED SOMETHING? Ut a TIMES Want A4 find It for you-fait Ph. HI Weapons Cache Found Hear Site Of Trade Fair HONG KONC, (AP) - Com munist Chinese troops in Cantoi lave uncovered several cache of ammunition and weapons ap jarently intended for sabotage igainst the spring trade fair ;ravelers from the mainlani said today. The travlcrs said many anti- Maoists were arrested and au- feorities seized explosives, grenades and machine guns. The month-long f a i r begins Tuesday. Communist newspapers in Hong Kong said it will attract about 3.000 overseas buyers, most of them Japanese and local Chinese businessmen. The travelers said tight security measures were taken to prevent possible sabotage attempts, troops from the countryside have been recalled to Canton to reinforce city garrisons and soldiers were making sporadic household checks in the city. You're Invited to WARD WEEK COURTESY NiCHT TONIGHT 6-9 P.M. Free Door Prizes - Free Refreshments HELP US KICK-OFF OUR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR! AAONTGO/1/YER^ Evelyn Hills--Foyeftevillc the 3timdly Jaces of Service Barbara Mitchell Assistant Cashier Jewel Thurlow Note Department Barbara Griqg Note Department Nina Jones Secretary DiMm / IMmitr tkk-- I twin Wlh THE ENTIRE THEORY OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK IS FRIENDLY SERVICE. WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE SOME OF THOSE WHO WORK ON THE MAIN FLOOR. NEXT TIME YOU'RE IN FIRST NATIONAL, JUST TRY TO CATCH ONE OF THEM FROWNING. 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