Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 19, 1973 · Page 1
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INSID*- Editorial ....Y..V..T 4 For women .;..r.' S Sports '... 1445 Entertiinment ....".,.·....... 19 Comics I.'......T.........T.. 20 Classified 2J-22 113th YEAR-NUMBER 211 The Public Interest' Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYEtTEVIllE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1973 LOCAL FOXECAST- Partly cloudy with little temperature change tonight:-Tuesday partly, cloudy and slightly warmer; lows in mid 30s*..wilh highs Tuesday near 50; sunset, today 6:02.. sunrise Tuesday 6:59. Weather map on page 3. PAGES-TEN CENTS ffinill!IIIH!iniyiilllll!llll!lllll|l!!||l||{|||||||!||[||U|!||U|||l^ As Comrades Shiver Reds Open Purge · MOSCOW (AP) - Millions of c o m r a d e s are being in : vestigated tos determine their fitness to carry the little red card that labels them among the elite--members of the' Soviet Communist party.. J · It's the first party purge in. 19 years. '''·', ""· Every one of the nation's 14, 455,321 card .holders is subject to the/.piff^siiSJt will iake two years tofconiplete,'and no one knqw.^ hj\V many will be ex- i the party. version of Mao Tse' lung's Cultural Revolution, the "card exchange" was devisee by party chieftain Leonid Brezhnev two years ago to "cleanse' the party,of "passive and indifferent" comrades. Spedal investigative com rnittees have been set up at ev ery level of society--from the small stale farm to governmen ministries--to study members '' e v e r y d a y. ; jbehav v idr, 'anc ideological, political and profes sional standards." Behind the ideological rhetor om ctush ' growing * corruption' and strengthen thi? rpart'y's influence n 'Soviet' society." MemberS'-haye : had to turn -in .heir cards for .renewal pelWafft'om .'/Flame v c is a determined Kremlin ef- ort to boost the stagnant econ- my* revitalize' party ranks, . . those whose records' required standards turn -i .. Onl Cease-Fire Commissions Move To Trim Level Of Continued Vietnam Fighting meet the will get them back with the stamp of approval as the "finest, worth-, iest representatives of the Soviet people." Party members control virtually every aspect of political, military and economic life in this country.-...... Numbering only 6 per cent of the population, they wield at least 95 per cent of the power. The main targets of the purge are those who have contributed to the failure of. many of the party's national economic plans. A few party officials are immune. They include Brezhnev, his 14 colleagues on the Politburo, the military and scientific elite. leadership Nominating Panel Delays Housing Authority Action Mrs. Marion Orion will not seek re-appointment to the Fayetteville Pollution Control Committee, she said today. Mrs. Orton. ;a'city director, has headed the committee since it was formed in January 1971. The committee members ask- .ed Mrs. Orton to reconsider her decision to leave when the group reorganized for 197.1 last month. They postponed electing new officers to await resolution of the issue. The question was settled t o d a y ' when the board Nominating Committee, composed of three city directors including Mrs. Orton, decidec that no directors should serve on board advisory committees Mrs. Orton said today thai she would continue to attenc pollution control meetings ant participate... .as. a. _· "regular visitor." The committee members Indicated in January that they felt she had provided the main imeptus for the committee and urged her to stay on. Shi agreed only to talk with othe: directors about it. MORNING SESSION The Nominating Committee met at 7 a.m. today at t h Holiday Inn. Present were Lori Stanton, the chairman, Mrs Orton and Dr. W. L.'Murray. The committee s,ald it woul recommend that the full boar allow the newly.- formed Cit zen's- Participation Committe to enlist as many members a i t wanted. · ' · . ' . ' "I 'don't see.jvhy, on this typ of a committee, you couldn have as many members as war · to be on -^ of course, you don want to get to where it be comes unwieldy," said Stanton The committee also decide to continue'consideration of th Fayetteville Housing Authority nomination of Sherman Morga to replace Hal Douglas on th board. A Housing a n d Urb; Development official has to the board it could only confir :or reject the nomination. Tl city attorney,-. David Malon disagreed. He s a i d the boa could select whoever it wanted The Nominating. Committe jting on Malone's advice, has nsidered 24 persons suggested r the post, including Morgan. Stanton urry on said there making a decision ecause Douglas could continue serve on the committee. Kissinger In Tokyo For Talks TOKYO (AP) Henry A. tissinger has arrived for .talks n which Japan's part in the re- onstruction of Vietnam and Japanese trade surplus with he United States were expected to figure prominently. Within an hour of his. arrival rom Peking in a chilly rain, resident Nixon's national se ; curity adviser was meeting with Prime Minister Kakuei Fight Looms On Consumer Safeguards WASHINGTON (AP)'-- The s t r u g g l e over consumer safeguards is starting the second four years under President Nixon with a gallery of fresh taces in the administration and a hopperful of battered bills in Congress. Nixon's consumer adviser remains, hut now is responsible to one of the President's super- Cabinet officials. Her staff's budget money has been rerouted. A former White House staff assistant is the new chairman of the Federal Trade .Commission, whiph has innbvatively and persistently attacked misleading advertising and concentrated industries. Two more appointments to the five-member commission are due this year. Nixon is to appoint a new product Safety Commission. The Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration is due to move up and make room for a new boss. What does all of this mean for consumer protection? "There's nothing left," said Ralph Nader in an interview. "There was lip service, but now there's only a grimace." Nader pointed to the fate of Virginia Knauer, the President's consumer adviser, as evidence. . Mrs. Knauer, however, contends she can be, even more ef r fective now, probably adding to her staff after -it. transfers to the Department of Health, Edu cation and Welfare. NEW BOSS (fill: report to Caspar Wein --AP Wlrephotc AUTHORITIES STUDY MURDER SCENE . . . ajter bodies oj jour young men were /oundin and around improvised tent in background Suspect Eyed In New Deaths SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) Authorities say they have not decided whether a former honor student 'charged in six slayings here since 'January may have been involved in the deaths; of four young Minister 'anaka and Foreign rtasayoshi Ohira. Kissinger made no statement on his arrival, and the U.S. Embassy said he would have nothing to say for publication during his overnight visit. The Florida White House announced that Kissinger held a ! inal five-hour meeting Sunday with Premier ChpuEn-lai. The announcement said the talk, like the others the American envoy Held with the Chinese leaders, was "frank and wide- ranging,'"but'it gave no information on what was said. This'brought Kissinger's formal discussions with Chou, Chairman Mao Tse-tung and other Chinese leaders to a total of about 20 hours since the American's Thursday. arrival in Peking The Japanese believe Kissinger's unexpected two-hour meeting with Mao Saturday set the seal to an important diplo- (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Mrs. Knauer. : HEW Secretary berger, who will coordinate consumer affairs as part of his function as counselor for domestic affairs. Weinberger came to Washington as Nixon's choice to whip the FTC int6-shape after a critical report from the American Bar Association. Weinberger was succeeded by Miles W.; Kirkpatrick, who continued his predecessor's programs and launched new ones. The advertising industry, in particular, howled and gained public support from some White House staffers who felt the agency had gone too far. Kirkpatrick has been replaced by Lewis A. Engman, a speechwriter and legislative aide to Mrs. Knauer before going to the White House. The administration's consumer legislation, which should clarify in which direction the White House is moving on com sumer affairs, has yet to be compiled, according to Mrs. Knauer. Nader, however, said, the major consumer issues will be unavoidable. Energy rates wil be the major one to be wrestled with administratively. In Congress, Nader sees the major struggles repeating those of the shooting men. . . . The bodies of the four m,en, described as in their late teens or early 20s, were found Saturday at a forest campsite; Each had been shot in the head -with a small-caliber weapon, the sheriff's office' said. Discovery of the ' bodies jrings to 13 the number of mur-1 der victims found in the Santa Cruz area in the past six weeks. .Herbert Mullmj.25 ):: of nearby Felton : has.been charged in six of the deaths. .However, Santa Cruz .County Sheriff Douglas James said on Sunday that there was "nothing yet to link Mullin" to the other killings and there were no sus pects "at this time." One of the four youths ' has been identified as Brian Scott Card, 19. Officers.'were" trying to identify fingerprints of the others. Autopsies' we're scheduled today to determine causes of death. '- . · · · · . · · . The four bodies were dis ; covered by Card's brother, Jeffrey, - inside, a makeshift cabin of poles and clear plastic in a heavily wooded area of Henry Covvell Redwood State .Park about five miles north of here near Felton. Undersheriff Lee Davis said there was no sign of struggle. ; The time of the killings wa not determined, but Card wa last seen alive by his brothe about a week ago, Davis said. Davis said it was not know whether Mullin knew the fou men, and he declined to sa whether. drugs were found, a the campsite. Authorities said earlier thai at least five of the six slayings Mullin . is accused of were "drug related" and that some of the victims were his acquaintances. Destruction Of 'Copter Under Study SAIGON .(AP) -- Two cease- fire peace-keeping commissions took new actions today to reduce the fighting in Vietnam and facilitate the release of prisoners. As Ihe Saigon command reported another 194 Communist cease-fire violations in the past 24 hours, the four-party Joint Military Commission decided to send a team of investigators to the northern coast lo check on reports of heavy fighting. This the first field investigation rdered by the joint commis- on, which Is made up of the riited' States, 1 '! the ,Viet Cong nd North and'.South Vietnam. The investigation ; will, center n the fishing, village of Sa Xiynli, about 90 miles below Da Nang. The Saigon command laims that the North Vietnam? se attacked the village three lours after trie-cease-fire began an. 28, and there have been reports of steady fighting ever ince. Saigon claims about 400 militiamen are missing. U. S. sources reported that American maintenance teams vcre flown today to the Communist headquarters at Loo Iinli, 75 miles north of Saigon, o repair the airstrip and "fa^ cilitate Ihe release of prisoners." U. S. planes ferrying Vietnamese prisoners to and :rom the exchange point hava teem having tire trouble be- Skeptical Labor Leaders Talk Wages With Nixon MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -President Nixon and the nation's most powerful group of labor leaders met today to discuss sore points on wage controls, rising prices and foreign trade. Nixon will travel the few miles from his Key Biscayne home to the AFL-CIO's hotel headquarters on Miami Beach (or the meeting with AFL-CIO President George Meany and 34 other members of the labor federation's policy-making executive council. A top aide to Meany said the meeting was initiated by the last two sessions: Creation of an independent consumer - protection agency; a law enabling consumers to file suits as a group, or as class actions, and a law giving the Federal Trade Commission power to file suit against abuses it discovers. reopen tlement strike. birthday White House. Presidential press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said the closed meeting is expected to be a full and free discussion. Said Mcany: : "He .wanted to come. We'll play it by ear." The labor council is a pbliti 1s To Reopen UIS (AP) --The city's :hoi)ls are scheduled to Tuesday following set- of a 28-day teachers' /stem's 103,000 students rving a normal holiday r George Washington's in the recent presidential elec tion into three groups: N i x o - i supporters, neutrals and back ers of Democratic nominee George McGovern. But on economic matters-- ex pected to be the central theme of the meeting-- most of the un ion leaders are united in oppo sition to, or · at least sehou concern over, Nixon's Phase ; wage-price controls and federa President I. W. Abel, chairman of the AFL-CIO's economic committee. Abel, a supporter of the Democratic Burke-Hartke bill in Congress that would limit U . S . business investment abroad, said a compromise with the White House is possible but "so far Nixon seems to be just advocating even freer trade." al Lieutenant Rushed, Home olicies to deal with the declin- ng U.S. position in world trade. Labor leaders have contended ixon's Phase 3 economic 'con- rols will continue to hold down ages while doing little about oaring prices of food and other ;oods. ' Some of the labor groups ex- lect Nixon to . request support or his still unannounced for- ign trade legislation, and most ndicated initial skepticsm that hey could support it. Many of he AFL-CIO's 119 unions, with total of nearly 14 million nembers, say federal policies lave caused a loss of American obs to foreign competition and ,hink U.S. firms' turning tp cheaper labor abroad has eliminated jobs in the United States. "He had better tell us what tie is going to propose" before he can expect any labor support, said United Steel Workers TEMPERATURE RISES AGAIN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS After' giving Arkansas the cold shoulder, Mother Nature was warming up a bit today. Warmer air spread northward over the state this morning and the National Weather Service predicted warmer temperatures today and Tuesday. Lows tonight were forecast in the 30s with highs Tuesday mostly in the 50s. No precipitation was in the forecast. Overnight low temperatures included 27 at El Dorado and Harrison, 32 at Texarkana and Fayetteville, 30 at Jonesboro and Fort Smith, 35 at Memphis, 28 at Little Rock. Congress Hits Fund Tieup WASHINGTON (AP) potential pollution of Hanoi Releases 20 More U.S. Prisoners 50 Said Dead In Red Crash PRAGUE (AP) -- A Soviet airliner crashed on landing at Prague airport today, and unofficial reporUs said "about 50" persons were killed. First unofficial reports said as many as 300 persons might have been killed, and there was speculation that the plane was one of the big TU543Ms. But the aircraft was the early model TU154, which has a capacity of 160 passengers. Airport sources said the plane carried 84 persons and 15 to'30 of them survived. The sur - The rural America is the subject today as Congress passes up any holiday cease-fire in its battle with the Nixon administration over impoundment of funds. The House Agriculture Committee, meeting in an unusual holiday session, is considering ways to reinslitute a Farmers Home Administration program that grants funds to rural communities for water and .sewer systems. Committee Chairman W.R. Poage, D ; Tex., "has the bit in his teelh and he's running with it," an aide to another congressman said Sunday. .Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Bute announced on Dec. 27 that there would be no more spending this fiscal year on four specific programs for which Congress had already approved money. With Poage providing the leadership, the House has moved to reinstitute the Rural Environmental Assistance Program and FHA disaster relief Those two, plus the FHA sewer development and Rural Electrification programs, are all affected by the Dec. 27 Nixon administration move. In testimony for today's hear(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) cause of shrapnel imbedded in the runway from fighting' earlier. . CRITICAL AGENDA The four-nation International Commission of Control and Supervision, met today with an agenda of critical problems facing 'it. They included: A request by the U.S. delegation for an investigation into life shooting down of an Ameri- peace- Friday near An Loc, 60 miles north of Saigon. The U.S. delegation said its investigation indicated that the Viet Cong shot the craft down. The five U.S. crewmen were wounded. --Deployment of supervisory commission teams to 26 field sites across South Vietnam at the subregional level and to points of entry into the country which the Saigon Government and the Viet Cong choose for replacements of war material :an helicopter on a peeping mission last source said · the the supervisory permitted by the cease-fire agreement. The agreement specifies that these teams shall be operating by at least 30 days afler the cease-fire. A spokesmen for the supervisory commission said that 23 of the 26 subregional sites have been scouted, and. the commission hopes to begin putting teams in operation at the sites soon, A U.S. presence of commission units and teams from the military commission would tend to discourage a major flare-up in fighting. U.S. sources said that the American and South Vietnamese delegations to the military commission have observers at 24 of the 26 learn sites, North Vietnam has observers at five, but the Viet Cong has none. One American source said the Viet Cong claimed a lack of security prevented their getting their observers to the sites. But he said that for the first time in a week the Viet Cong brought in 13 new representatives Sunday, raising their delegation strength to about 200. This is still far below the 825 personnel that the other three parties to the military commission have on hand as specified by the cease-fire agreement. . ruij ,,----- -AP Wlrephoto FREED PILOT STARTS HOME gaffes, right, chats with-Atr Force general as he pre- va to ' CLARK AIR BASE, Philip-, pines (AP) -- Another Ameri- can.prisoner of war flew home today to be with his ailing father, while 19 others released with him Sunday in Hanoi made preparations for a speedy departure. Officials said they expected the rest to leave for the United States by Wednesday morning at the latest. Navy Lt. James : W- Bailey, 30, of Kosoiuako, Miss;, left Clark Field Aboard a C-141 medical transport with 'a flight and medical crew of 11. persons. . . J Bailey was rushed through medical · and administrative processing at Clark because his father has been hospitalized] after a heart attack. This was also the reason for his early release by Hanoi, which had not originally included him on the list of 20 POWs for release Sunday. · ' . Another Navy lieutenant, Robert E. Wideman, 29, : of Bay Village, Ohio, stayed behind, so that Bailey could leave. Bailey's four-engine jet transport was due in Memphis, Tenn., at, 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, a spokesman said. He is to finish medical processing at the U.S. Navy Hospital there. Operation H o m e c o m i n g spokesmen said that all 20 men released Sunday were In good condition. 'Their health is so good that in some cases we have had to assign two escorts per returnee," a spokesman said. 'The returnees were going through their processing faster than one escort could keep up with." Most of them completed telephone calls to their families. But like the first 142 men who arrived at Clark a week ago, those released Sunday got little sleep during their first night in freedom. "One man was up all night, one-only got one hour's sleep," a spokesman said. "They were talking all night, elated," he said. Fumes From Wrecked Train Force Town's Exacuation vivors included all of the crew except one stewardess, the sources said. One eyewitness said the plane was aflame as it came in to land, exploded and broke into three parts. The wreckage was reported scattered over a wide ·ea. Prague's Ruzyne Airport was sealed off, and incoming planes were diverted to other airports. The plane crashed as it was landing at the end of a flight from Moscow. A representative in Prague of SAS, the Scandinavian airline, told the Swedish radio that the wreckage was lying at the end of the runway. He said some pieces had been hurled as far as 500 yards. DOECENA, Ala. (AP) -Federal authorities are investigating a freight train derailment and fire that caussd the evacuation of this smdll suburban community near Birmingham because of the throat of toxic gas fumes and explosions. There were conflicting re ports as to the number of per sons evacuated after the Frisco Railroad freight train derailed and several tank cars contain ing toxic chemicals caught fir early Sunday. Sgt. Bob Gardner of the Je: ferson County Sheriff's Depar ment said at least 500 fam lies--about 2,200 persons--wer told to leave their homes be ause of possible danger from, toxic fumes. But Alabama State, Trooper Neil English said only about 500 persons were evae* uated. ! Skipper Lcpich, director o{ disaster services for the Alabama division of the Red Cross, said mobile units were set up in nearby Pratt City and Enslejf and the evacuated familie^ were provided food and blan. w! A. Rogers of the Federal Railroad Administration saiq residents of Docena werai allowed to return to their hom$ late Sunday. K He said there were no in] juries and that his agency ana others were' conducting an lit vestigation of the incident., r

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