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Arliiwu Stun As I ZU N. EtM AT*., nyttterille. Arkusat 72711 PhMW 44Ht« PibUihe* tvery ·flerm* except Sunday FouiM JIM 14, ISM Second Class Postage Paid tt FayettevUle. Arkansai MEMBEB OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thi Associated Press is exclusively entitled to th« use for republicttion of *11 news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also the locil news published herein. All rights of rcpublication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Week (by carrier) 4Sc Mail rates in Washington. Benton, Madison counties Ark. and Adair County, Okli. 3 months $5-00 6 months JB.50 1 YEAR J16.00 City Box Section J18.00 Mail in counties other than above: 3 months J6.00 I months $10.50 1 YEAR $20.00 4 · Tuesday, April 15, 1969 ~~~ "Now, Wcrc Was K'Ol^Yw -- Why Boat AU Private G)llege Faced The Poor People Get Out And Work!" jnancjal Handicap See It Your Tax Dollar Well . . . it's tax time again. Which is about as good a time as any to look again at the destination of the taxpayer's hard-earned contribution to government spending. Of every dollar the American taxpayer sends to Uncle Sam in taxes, about 66 cents (a full two-thirds) goes to defray expenses of defense and defense-related projects. Defense last year cost a good deal more than was spent by all federal, state and local governments for all expenses incurred in pursuit of such things as hospitals, education, old age retirement benefits, relief, unemployment and social security services, housing, community development and agriculture. Agriculture, for example, got about u nickel out of the dollar. Housing, one of our most pressing worries, got less than three- quarters of a penny. By ALLAN GILBERT Latest edition of the Shakespeare Company's s p o r t i n g goods newsletter f e a t u r e s a likeness of Fayettcville plant general manager Les Courtney, plus several shots of the local plant and a resume of its operations. The news sheet a l s o introduces touring pros currently on the Shakespeare staff: R. H. Sikcs, of course, is one. In addition, Gary Player is still a member of the "team" (and has been since 1964), along with Don January, John Schlee, Wayne Yates and Monty Kaser. R. H., after making it into the Masters field by ;i whisker through a good finish at Greensboro, failed to make the cut at Augusta. We suppose part of his trouble at the Masters was a big "Tony Penna" driver, which a downstutc newspaper reported in his possession last week. (Now. if he'd had one of those new Shakespeare clubs. . On Behalf Of Science The University dedicated its new science building last weekend, with a quiet ceremony and muted fanfare appropriate to an uninterrupted schedule of normal academic routines within the crowing UA Science-Engineering Complex. The newest edition--Science D--is a stolid structure siy?KCstinK more the spirit of the fundamentalisms of freshmen chemistry than the soaring aspirations of a graduate physics lab. It is functional, pragmatic, and has a look of considerable permanence. Doing the honors at the dedicatory ceremonies was Dr. Clarence Larson, industrial- scientist with Union Carbide Corp., at the nuclear research center at Oak Ridge, Term. Dr. Larson, whose special interests involve nuclear physics, was particular appropriate to the occasion, stressing the importance, as he conceived it, of science and technology to the worlds of today and tomorrow. Institutions of higher education, he said, will need to confer a "technological literacy" upon their future graduating classes, so that future generations will be better able to assume a comfortable role in an increasingly technological society. He warned of the dangers in allowing "pockets of technological poverty" to develop. He agreed that some attention must be paid to the humanities, but grudgingly. He seemed to suggest this would serve principally to prevent a reader from being misled by such books as "Unsafe At Any Speed," "The Silent Spring," and "The Careless Atom." All in all, Dr. Larson's dedication was engagingly pro-science, which is all you could ask for in the way of a sendoff for a new $2 million science facility. We hope the University is equally fortunate in its choice of speakers when time comes to dedicate its proposed new communications building. There's much to be said for non-sciences like journalism and English, too. What Others Say AND THROW AWAY THE KEY Some people never learn. The Missouri S t a t e Senate has approved by a vote of 16-15 legislation which would make .police records so confidential they couldn't be revealed to anybody. Its sponsor says the idea ii to protect people who are falsely accused. Baloney! Apparently 16 members of the Missouri State Senate don't know, or have forgotten, that the principle of "right to know" is based on just such situations. If the proposal becomes law, Missouri can expect an epidemic of missing or non-existent jail prisoners. One of the oldest gimmicks is "precinct-hopping" -a clever dodge that sends prisoners from one jnil to another while the police look for enough evidence to warrant a charge. This is no indictment of policemen. Call it simple human frailly, if you will. But it happens. Sen. Albert M. Spradling, an opponent of the proposal, said, "The abuses that ciiulrt come out of this are perfectly fantastic." He told the senate that police could arrest a man, put him in a hack room ·nd nobody could find out he had been arrested. And he's right. Sen. Richard M, Webster defended the legislation, claiming "any newspaperman worthy of his hire Is going to find out who is arrested." -- baloney! When the lid goes on, everybody -- Tulsa (Okla.) Tribune Arkansas' other touring p r o --the one who didn't make the Masters lineup as did Sikcs and Miller Barber--has whiled away a quiet couple of weeks "recharging" at Bella Vista. Richard Crawford, who represents Bella Vista Village on the tour, was one of the honored guests at an all-sports awards b a n- quet at Bentonville the other night-, which honored the Tigers' AA grid champs. The next week he was modtiliKt \ \ i t h a 71 in the first Northwest Arkansas Pro-Am of the season, over the Bela Vista course. The Bentonville sports soiree, arranged by outgoing booster club president George Billings ley.,head mountain-mover at BV Village, also had among its distinguished guests a sports writer from the Dallas Morning News, and one from the Tulsa World, in addition to a table full of All American gridsters from the UA. Head Coach Frank Broyles was the featured speaker. He brought Porker offensive aces Bill Montgomery a n d C h u c k Dicus with him. He arrived late, but explained that with Montgomery and Dicus in t h e car. he'd driven very, very slowly and cautiously all the way. W h i l e on the subject of golf. . . The University team tins spring features a p a i r of ex- Fayetteville High swingers. Tom McNair and David Matthews, who provided much of the p u n c h for the UA's early s e a s o n string o f s u c c e s s e s . In the Hogs' most recent outings, against Texas and the Aggies, the home team has won only one and one- half points while losing lO'/i. (The local boys have accounted, incidently, for the one and one- half.) The Arkansas team is using Paradise Valley Golf Club for its home course this spring. It makes a fine home base. With spring touching up the bluffs and glades with tinges of redbud and flecks of dogwood, you don't need to go to Augusta to consort with beauty on the links. Ellis Bogan's place is good enough. WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND Presidents Have A Brother Problem (EDITOR'S NOTE: A "Cod- ferenee on the Future of the Private University" U expected to brln( educators and students from more than 125 Initttutlooi to Georgetown University in Washiniton, D. C., beginning Friday (April II) to discuss their problems with government officials and Members of Con- (ress.) No one doubts the durability of the great private universities -the Harvards, the Yales, the Stanfords-or a h a n d f u l of tmall but prestigious liberal arts colleges. But for many of the 1.400 independent institutions in the nation, the outlook is bleak and getting bleaker. "A no time since the founding of Harvard, in 1631. has (the independent small college) been up against a more severe test of ability to survive," writes Felix Morley, once president of Haverford College, in a statement typical of the gloom in that sector of the academic community. "Without a shift in current trends," states Allan Cartter, chancellor of New York University. "I would anticipate t h e absorption into state systems of all but a handful of the strongest private institutions." He would not be surprised "to find only several score left by 1980 with even a modicum of vitality." The trouble, of course, is money. Lacking the resources of the public purse, the private institutions have been forced to pass on more of the burden of rising costs to paying students. A differential in tuition charged by public and private colleges is to be expected. The significant change is that the gap h a s widened. For years, up to about a decade ago, one could expect to pay 50 per cent more to attend a private than a comparable public institution. Today it costs more than twice as much. Recently announced tuition hikes at leading private institutions i n d i c a t e the extent to which they w yood the pun* of «ll lor the Door on tct.oUrshlp). w%nKeritty tuition to to HI* from *y* TM $1*920 w *··*-«" .... .. »*. *,, Add Another $l,0w-fi»*w lor basic room-board and «veral hundred for books and Incidentals The rock-bottom cost to « family for sending a »on or dutfhter to a "good" private Scome,to$3,300-$3,500, year. It i» little wonder then that the U.S. Office of Education has been reporting a s t e a d y decrease in the percentage of students in private institutions. From around 60 per cent at the turn of the century, the percentage has fallen to 29 per cent. The blessings of a diversified system of higher education that includes a viable private sector hardly need arguing. The question is whether this sector can remain viable without a new influx of money for general expenses, whether this money can be obtained from any but public sources, and whether p u b l i c funds for general expenses will destroy an institution's private character. Many private colleges seem willing to take the chance. Some with sectarian origins are taking steps to sever remaining ties with religious organizations so that no issue of church-state relations will bar them from public bounty, when and if it comes. Friends of private higher education are now using the argument that it will be cheaper for the taxpayer (as well as more beneficial to society) to rescue private institutions with public money than to permit them to fold. A study by a legislative committee in Oregon indicates that the state saves $1.000 for every student educated at a private rather than a public insti- -(Ed. Rsr. Rpts.) And speaking of Bonn's golf course, the property along the bluff, and along the southern perimeter of the course, has been sold to a developer who has already started plans to create a number of large residential lots for an R-1A subdivision. The local developer also plans a highrise luxury apartment complex, which will overlook the course from the point of the elevated ground behind the 15th green. Everyone's a traffic expert. If you don't believe it. ask someone and see if they agree with your own wonderful ideas. Official dedication ceremonies for SEFOR are scheduled on May 7. A great many dignitaries are expected. We hope the invitations committee remembers to extend cordial invitations to members of the State Highway Commission, who were kind enough to bend ii precedent or two and schedule paving of the Strickler-SEKOR road this spring. for one reason or another, however, the SHD chiefs have never been too high on NWA social lists. (You can tell that by our highway situation.) Speaking of highways, the Springdale Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Planners act like they invented a "Highway 71 relief route" extending north from Crossover Road (265). all the way to Springdale, and on to Rogers, via Crosshollow, and the Old Wire Road. They nrc promoting it well, to he sure, and their interest is to be appreciated by all. But credit for conception, working out the rights of way. mid Retting the route built between Kayettc- ville iind Springdiilo (which ill- ways has been n hungup) l!»es to 'former County Judge. One Thrasher. Thrnshe 1 . 1 . incident ly, would have curved out a new r o ,\ d linking fi'.'. nml H. n mile or so west of the new 71 city bypass, except that properly owners out I hut way would not K iilond with rights of way r e q u i r e - ments. (,'ily plnnners tndny urn beginning to see how nice that connection would be, too. By DREW PEARSON JACK ANDERSON (C) 1969, By Bcll-McClure Syndicate) 'DREW PEARSON AND JACK ANDERSOm S A Y : PRESTDENTIAL BROTHERS CAN CAUSE HEADACHES: DON NIXON AND S A M J O H N S O N A R E CASES IN POINT; PENTAGON EXPERTS UNDERMINE L A I R D'S ABM ARGUMENT WASHINGTON--All of a sudden, a couple of presidential brothers, hitherto kept in the background, have been caught by the spotlight. President Nixon's brother Ed abruptly gave up a government job in Alaska and ex-President Johnson's brother Sam found a publisher for his memoirs. The inside fact is that both presidents have gnawed their fingernails over their brothers. The late President Eisenhower was also unhappy about h i s brother-in-1 a w. Col. Gordon Moore. It isn't Ed. however, who worries President Nixon so much as his other brother. Don. Both Don Nixon and Sam Johnson have not been adverse to taking advantage of t h e i r brothers' position for their own benefit. When Richard Nixon was Vice President. Don wangled a $205,000 loan from billionaire Howard Hughes, a major government contractor. The loan was never repaid. President Nixon no sooner had moved into the White House in January than Don began sounding out business acquaintances about business deals. White House intimates, including communications chief Herb Klein, have cautioned the I'resident to keep a leash on Don. But a President can't always control his brother. While Lyndon Johnson was in the White House, for example. Sam would turn up in North Carolina or Mexico scouting for deals that could have backfired against the President. MY BROTHER LYNDON When word of Sam's activities got back to Lyndon, he would show his displeasure by giving Sam the "silent treatment." But this never seemed to inhibit silenced Sam. Last month we reported that Sam was peddling his memoirs in New York City. Reporters finally tracked Sam down at El Morocco. He acknowledged that his memoirs, which he said would be called "My Brother Lyndon." had just been sold to Look Magazine. "Yes." he admitted. "I'm going to say things that Lyndon can't say." The late President Kennedy, though apprehensive over how the public would take it, decided to bring his brother out into the open as Attorney General and passed it off with a quip about wanting to give his brother some legal experience. If President Kennedy could appoint h i s brother to the Cabinet. Richard Nixon felt he at least could offer his brother a minor government job. Ed happens to be a conscientious, likeable fellow fully qualified for government service. Ed chose a government job in Alaska because he happens to like Alaska, but when the new federal law against nepotism was called to his attention, he immediately abandoned his plans in the middle of h i s anchorage house hunting. NOTE -- The neootism law was introduced by Ren. Neal Smith. Iowa Democrat, a n d finally passed as a result of reaction to the Sen. Tom Dodd misbehavior. DOUBTKUL ABM Doubts about the controversial, multi-billion-dollar antiballistic missile system are beginning to bubble to the surface even inside the Pentagon. Chief justification for t h e ABM program is to protect our offensive weapons, namely the Minutcmen. from being wiped out in a sin.sle. saturation attack. To do this an enemy would have to accomplish hundreds of Pearl Harbors simultaneously by destroying all our retaliatory weapons. Unless there was a total knockout, the United States would be able to strike back with such a devastating blow that the cost to the enemy would be too terrible. Secretary of Defense Laird is trying to peddle the idea that Russia is now building a first- strike capability, which by l!)7(i. he believes, would nroducc enough first-line missiles to knock out our entire retaliatory force in one surprise blow. Some of Laird's subordinates, however, don't believe it. They are tipping off senators that Russia will never be iiblc to deliver n knockout blow during the 1070s. Thereafter, the ABM svstem probably would be obsolete. These experts point out Laird is assuming Russia might fire all her missiles at the United States in one massive salvo. Actually. Russia is deploying at least 20 per cent of her missiles against Red China. Russia wouldn't dare fire all her missiles at the U n i t e d States and leave herself wide open to Chinese attack. This means Russia isn't likely to risk war with the U n i t e d States. The Red Army marshals have always been cautious in war and have placed first priority upon defense. If they should ever decide upon a broad-side against the United States, they not only would want to keep enough' missiles to hold China at bay but they would almost certainly retain several reserve missiles in case the attack was not successful. From 20 to 40 per cent of the missiles could he expected either to misfire or to miss their target. It would take a direct hit to knock out a Minuteman missile in its underground silo. All these imponderables, according to the experts, would demand more missiles than the Russians should be able to produce during the 1970s. In other words, the whole theory behind the ABM System is subject to challenge. William Ritt Says You're Telling Me! En editorialist writes that, at t h i s time of year, we'll feel better if we just think tulips and crocuses. It's an idea t h a t could grow on you! In Time Of Crisis It's Nice To Have Neighbors During a r e c e n t Rio de Janiero annual five-day carnival more than 8.000 persons were reported injured. That's playing real rough! The two top W a s h i n g t o n teams, the Redskins and the Senators, have acquired respectively the services of c o a c h Vince Lombard! and manager Ted Williams. Their benches may become better k n o w n in the capital than that of the Supreme Court. By ART BUCHWALD WASHINGTON-The wonderful thing about our neighborhood in Washington. D. C., is that the people rally around when someone is in trouble. For example, one of o u r neighbors is McPherson. who happens to own a Silver Shadow Rolls-Royce. It was his possession, but in McPherson's defense, it must be said that he never lorded it over the rest of us. Occasionally he might have brought up the Rolls in conversation, but he'd always turn it into a joke such as. "I had a heck of a time parking the chariot this morning": or. "My clock stopped in the Rolls last night, and I had no idea if the motor was running or not." There was nothing offensive in these remarks, but there was no question that the Rolls symbolized everything McPherson had worked for all his life. While there were a few neighbors who were bored by McPherson's talk about his Silver Shadow, most of the rest of us had a live-and-let-live attidude about it. Then last week the roof fell in. It was announced that Rolls- Royce was calling in all i t s Silver Shadows and Bentley T models because of a possible faulty setscrew in the steering lever. The first person all of us thought of was McPherson. We tried to phone, but the line was busy. So my wife said. "In a tragedy like this, they'll need food." and she started to make a casserole. That morning we went over to McPherson's carrying t h e casserole. Several neighbors were already there. The minister of the church had also arrived, and when we walked into the living room, he was talking to McPherson: "The Lord giveth and the Lord takcth away. You have to understand there are overload conditions, even on Rolls- Royces, that no one knows anything about. The mysteries of steering mechanism are beyond the comprehension of mortal man, but you must believe that there is some master plan beyond all this, and in the long run it will be for the good." McPherson, his eyes r e d , just stared off into space. I went up to him and touched his shoulder. . "I know how you feel," I said sympathetically. McPherson turned on me. "What do you mean, you know how I feel? None of you knows how I feel. How can I face my friends, my business associates, my golf partners? All my life I dreamed that someday I'd have a Silver Shadow, and now they're taking it away from me." "Look. McPherson," I said, "it isn't the same as having a Chevy or a Ford or a Chrysler recalled, but all of us have lived through a similar experience. Believe me ,in time no o n e will remember they recalled your Rolls-Royce." Nolan, another neighbor who was sitting In the living room, said, "Would you like to borrow my Volkswagen while your Rolls is in the shop?" It was obviously the wrong thing to say because McPherson broke into tears. "Oh. t h e shame of it. Whoever thought that one day I'd be driving a Volkswagen?" The minister t o o k McPherson's h a n d . "Try to imagine that your S i l v e r Shadow has gone off on a trip. Your Rolls-Royce is now in that beautiful, great garage in the sky. And don't forget, you're not losing a car. you're gaining a n e w steering lever mechanism." All day long the neighbors came to the house to pay their condolences. Many had baked cakes, others took the McPherson children into t h e i r homes, and still others offered to drive the McPhersons anywhere they wanted to go. By evening McPherson was able to function again and the first upbeat thing he said was, "Well. T guess there are always taxis." --(C) ISM. The Washington Post Co. Hallo's They'll Do It Every Time TAX EXPERT SAM SIMPLEFORM CHIDES HIS CLIENTS FOR LETTING THINGS 60 TILL THE LAST MINUTE' BUT OWES IT APRIL 15TH 6UE5S WHO STILL HASN'T SENT IN HIS RETURN- SET THE CAR. ^ OUT.'! WE CAN JUST MAKE IT TO THE POST OFFICE. 1 ! HAVE YOU 60TASTAMP? HORW/ OP.'.' ITWOOLDBESOMUCH EASIER IF PEOPLE WOULD START EARLY" SAVE A LOT OF HEADACHES CSI6H) , T A y CONSULTANT What? No Lunch? (Ed. Rsr. Rpls.) The American Telephone Telegraph Co.. which used to feed up to 15,000 shareholders at its annual meetings, has scheduled this year's annual review of business for Wednesday, April 16, in Atlanta, G«. --without lunch. Most corporations have s t o p p e d feeding their shareholders at these events, a f t e r discovering that some were not only frceloadlng but taking two or three lunches. Most corporations operating on a calendar year bash are required by the New York Stock Kxchange to send annual re- n to shareholders by March n April date for the annual meeting rives shareholders time to digest the printed reports. Compunlej at the tame time are enabled to come up with an Idea of first-quarter Mien and earnings. This year the 10 per cent federal income tax iiirchtrge Is having » depressing effect on first-quarter earning! rtpotu. More than 80 corporations schedule their annual meetings, for cither the fourth Tuesday or the last Tuesday in April, This year these dates would be Apirl 22 and 29, respectively. S o m e companies make a road show of their annual meetings, trying from year to year to hit centers of areas where their stock is widely held. Others make it no easier than the liw requires for stockholders to attend. Annual reports to stockholders continue the trend toward elaborate printing and illustration, with four-color covers comparable to those of the poshest magazines. The Bell System's report, only about average fancy, is figured to have cost 17 cent* per stockholder. Doesn't sound like much, but when you figure that AT. ft T. has about J.I m i l l i o n stockholders. It comes to 1527,090, not counting frrehlrs for the press and bun- Incsi friendi.

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