Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 15, 1969 · Page 3
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Toward The Crest Waters of the Red River, rising upward toward a crest of 21.5 feet over flood stage, lick at a temporary earthen dike constructed to protect the Fargo, N.D. police station, civic auditorium and seat of government. In the Foreground Is a sewer lift station encircled with sandbags. Water was at the 37-foot mark when photograph was taken. T h e river is expected to rise another foot and a half when it crests later this week. (AP Wirephoto) Severe Needs Cited Cash Said Major Weapon In Hunger Battle WASHINGTON (AP) - Only a total attack, with cash as the major weapon, can solve America's problems of hunger and poverty, ths head of a presiden tlal commission has told Congress. Industrialist Ben Heineman, chairman of the President's Commission on Income Maintenance Programs, reported to the special Senate hunger committee Monday on the eve of its all-day tour of poor areas in the McKnight Says He'll Resign When Rockefeller Asks Him LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Deloss McKnight of Wynne, apparent object of a bill to ease him off the state Pardons and Parole Board, says he has offered to resign, but that Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller has not asked him. "I told the governor's office three times that if he (Rockefeller) wants me to resign, all he has to do is ask," McKnight said. "The governor is having trouble with the legislature, not me." . . Pete Thornton, administrative assistant to the governor, says there has been a "suggestion" made to McKnight that he resign because his resignation would "solve a lot of problems" and be for t h e best interests of all. "He has never offered his resignation except with a stipulation that the governor call him and ask him to resign and the governor has never chosen to ask him for his resignation," Thornton said. McKnight says a bill passed by the Arkansas Senate and pending in the House to abolish the present three - member board and to create one with five members was clearly de signed to g e t rid of him presumably because the governor's nominations for the newly constituted board wouldn't include him. APPOINTED BY WR McKnight, an unsuccessful Republican candidate opposing Sen. W. K. Ingram of West Memphis last year, has been serving an appointment from Rockefeller for about a year on several occasions on taking up his name up for confirmation. He said he thought the legis- ature would rather abolish the board than reject his appoint ment. To reject him, he said, might cause political problems for -ngram and Sen. Clarence Bell of Parkin. They represent the district in which McKnight ives a n d by "senatorial courtesy" could cause his rejection. McKnight said some senators were against him because they lad no influence with the xiard. He said Sen. John "Mutt" Gibson of Dermott, a lawyer, was upset with him because the parole of one of his clients was put off six months. He said Sen. Q. Byrum Hurst o! Hot Springs, author of the bil reconstituting the board and also a lawyer, was unhappy be cause he had no influence with the board. In addition, he said, Sen Knox Nelson of Pine Bluff ha( made remarks to the effec that the board didn't know what it was doing. 'I responded by writing a letter that he ought to get some facts before he started slander ing people in the halls of the Senate," McKnight said. "Hi didn't like that." Gibson says he has met Me Knight once and that he hai never had any discussion with him about parole board affairs He agreed with Hurst that he thought the board should be representative of the entire state and that's the reason he lunrjorted the bill apital. MONEY NEEDED 'Even assuming all food pro grams worked well enough t irovide adequate diets--and lersonally do not believe the ould be changed to do so--se ·ere needs would still remain," leineman said. "The mai iroblem facing poor people i lot a failure of food program but lack of money." He said the food stamp pro ;ram. with the commodity dis ribution program the core he government's food assis ance plans, is failing. He citec cost and lack of knowledge a wo of the reasons. And in response to question rom Sen. Charles Percy, R-I11 ieineman said reliance on jo Drograms to solve the povert jroblem "will be a snare and lelusion" because lack of job is. not the most pressing prol lem. One-third of the poor are i 'amilies headed by a worke and 20 per cent are over 65, h said, adding that many of th rest are in families without male head. DELUSION SEEN The Nixon administration ha placed considerable stress lobs in fighting poverty bi Heineman said, "We may be d lading ourselves that this is solution to the problem." H e i n e m a n. chairman Northwest Industries, a co glomerate which controls tl Chicago and Northwestern Ra road and Lone Star Steel Co was named to head the comm sion by former President Job son. He said a final report is e pected to be released by la September or early October. After its tour of food stam centers, homes of welfare ret pients and public and priva lunch programs in the capita the committee plans two days, hearings on the poverty situ lion in Washington. Sen. Gaylord Nelson. D-Wi proposed legislation to cxten the War on Poverty for thr years and provide an addition $1 billion to combat hunger u der the Emergency Food a Medical Services Program. 1 said hearings on the bill wou begin April 23. WASHINGTON (AP) ^ Continental Airlines. · loser in the ranspacific route case, says it as filed suit claiming President Ixon's intervention in the deci- on was illegal. A civil Aeronautics Board rul- g approved by former Presi ent Lyndon B. Johnson award- i Continental a route to Aus alia. The airline lost the route hen Nixon reviewed the case nd sent a new directive to the nard last Friday. The Los Angeles-based car er said in the U.S. Districl ourt of Appeals suit that the resident can make changes in AB recommendations for in ernational routes, "but once le award is approved and pub shed, the matter is no longer lending before the President.' BLACK DEMANDS WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nternal Revenue Service has a file now, pay later" plan for itizens who are too broke to ay their income taxes due to Those who can't pay the tax t this time should send in ; ompleted form anyway, th' RS says. Interest on the mount due runs only 6 per cen er year until the tax is paid ?or those who don't file anj orm, there is a hefty penalty o ive per cent interest every lonth. NO CLOSE UPS WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ther Today In Washington s a chance the moon may b jrought to television viewer ive and in color if a new cam ;ra system is ready in time fq lext month's Apollo 10 orbi iround the moon. The mission plans calls fo he first color shows from spac --11 segments including looks a he inside of the spacecraft Earth and the moon itself frorr distance of about 70 miles. However, space agency off cials said Monday, there wi lot be any closeups when two o he astronauts manuever the lu nar module to a distance of nin miles from the moon. The module crew will b much too busy mapping terrai or the planned first moo .ouchdown next July, agency o icials said. CAPITAL QUOTE "We learned they had a regular diet of birds and chipmunks, but this is not the diet the fami- y preferred"--Luther Elliott Jr., a government consultant who told a congressional committee about a World War II veteran, his wife and their nine children living in a Taos, N.M., shack. AihMMt T1MK, TNI, MV*mVM.kl, AMUMMAS April IS, 1H» · t To Give Assurances Nixon Sends Policymakers To Union Meeting WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, }. Va. (AP) -- The administra- ion sent its top economic poli- ymakcrs before the AFL-CIO's eaders today to give assur: nces that President Nixon's tiree-way squeeze on inflation won't put millions out of work. Chairman Paul W. Me- Cracken of the Council of Eco- lomic Advisors, Secretary of he Treasury David M. Kennedy and Arthur M. Burns, counselor o the President, were on the igenda of the extraordinary :loscd-door meeting at the luxurious Greenbrier Hotel. Despite a tight curtain of si- ence, AFL-CIO sources have lisclosed that labor officials arc listurbed by Nixon's planned cutback in domestic spending md fear that some of his lieu- enants would be willing to pcr- nil a painful rise in unemploy ment to insure that inflation is on, but reinformed with an addi- ional $2.4 billion reduction in he federal budget for fiscal 1970. NO COMMENT The union chiefs, including AKL-CIO President George Vleany, declined to comment on the newly-pared Nixon budget, which reportedly will cut deeply into some programs favored by labor. They were similarly mum on the Okun's defense of Ihe Nixon policy of "gradual but persistent" restraint. Under the 1 rules sot for the three-day conference at this luxurious resort, the AFL-CIO not only has barred reporters from the meetings but also has refused to provide briefings or prepared statements on the proceedings. Most of the government officials participating have agreed to talk with newsmen. Okun said more unemployment can be avoided if the government is prepared to release the restraints quickly if and when it appears that the inflationary spiral has been checked and that further pressure could cause a recession. "Right now the job is to make the brakes work." Okun said, "and then, when they do work, to stay in position to relax them. I hope we can keep the accelerator in good repair, while not getting our feet frozen on the brake." EXPERT WATCH HCFAI* _ _ */ ir T ··r JA^ r SWIFTS Z7Nirth Block St N«w Gimmick HONG KONG (AP) -- Chincst Communists have thought up a new gimmick to please Mao Tse-tung. Travelers from Canton report that Maoists are wearing battery operated lapel badges at night that intermittently flash a miniature portrait of their leader. · NOW FASTER NONE STRONGER and it's sensibly priced quashed. STRATEGY ENDORSED Nixon's anti-inflation strategs --extension of the surtax, cut- racks in federal spending and t tight rein on credit--was en dorsed at Monday's opening srs sion by the top economist of the Johnson administration. Dr. Arthur Okun. "The No. 1 economic problem remains that of restraining in flation without endangering our economic prosperity in the pror.'-j ess," said Okun. who headed the President's Economic Council until the White House changed lands. With the present package of anti-inflation tools. Okun added. "I am optimistic that it can be done." Okun's endorsement was not I surprising, because the N i x o n : program is essentially the same: one he helped to prepare for former President Lyndon B. John son. It has been adopted by Nix- Lower Voting Age TRENTON (AP) -- The New Jersey Senate Monday decisively approved a proposal to lower New Jersey's voting age from 21 to 18. It was passed by a 30 0 vote and sent to the Assembly where Reword Offered SANTA BARBARA. Calif AP) -- Professors at the Uni versity of California at Santa Barbara are offering $1,000 reward for the person responsible for a bomb explosion that took a maintenance worker's life. Dover 0. Sharp. 55. died Sun day night of injuries suffered two days earlier in an explosion at the Faculty Club. Investigators said Sharp apparently picked up a cardboard box as it shattered. NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE Average of 58 stocks TIRED OF RIDING ROLLERCOASTERS? 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