Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 14, 1976 · Page 1
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Editorial , 4 For Women 5.5 Sjwrls 15.16 Comics , 20 Entertainment 25 Classified 21-23 Legal Notices 23-20 /Ol. 108 --NUMBER 302 The Public Interest Is Ttie .First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1976 IOCAL FORECAST-Partly cloudy and warm witH chance of showers and some fog through Thursday. Lows tonight in the low 6Xs. Highs Thursday' in Ihc upper 70s. Sunset today fi:49, Sunrise Thursday 5:44, · PAGES-TIN CENTS Syria Intervenes In Lebanon Civil War WALLACE IN TEXAS ..-.talks'to employes pl-Vouglit Corporation uifiite stressing the hard line oj military defense Ford Believes Ethnic Heritage A Treasure ; WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford says he rejects the term "ethnic purity," but believes "an ethnic heritage is a groat treasure" that should not he destroyed by federal housing laws. ; . - Asked about Democratic candidate Jimmy Carter's reference to "ethnic purity" of neighborhoods, Ford said Tuesday. "I would nol use'that term to describe any of; my.policies." ·- At -a White House news conference, ^he sajd it is "not the w_ay--t'o 'describe :the practical situation" involving government housing policy. .Carter stirred' controversy ]ast j week by saying interview .that the government should not pursue policies that force 'the .alteration of "elluiic purity" of neighborhoods. Some critics claimed there were racial overtones in the statement; LATER APOLOGIZES Garter later apologtze'd for the use of the term, but said he remained opposed to the "arbitrary use of federal force" to change a neighborhood's etimic character. His comments were in regard to legal efforts " to force the government to finance cons tr uct Eon of low-in come housing in affluent suburbs as well as in poor inner-city areas. Ford seemed to support Carter's stand on alleging neighborhoods to retain ethnic identity, saying, "Kdon't think (hat federal action should be used to destroy that ethnic treasure." .But he said he is sworn to uphold present federal housing laws, which give local governments a great deal of autonomy and! responsibility as to where low-income housing should be located. r Tord said Carter will face- a lest in the April 27 Pennsylvania primary, which will determine "whether that remark will ha^e any impact on the support (hat he has heretofore gotten in the black communities of the various 'states." Carter was campaigning in Philadelphia where he said, "J am happy to have aroused the interest and the opposition of the President." The former Georgia governor said Ford,"has often expressed us preference; not to have hie is an opponent and I guess he has now joined the 'stop Carter noyement.'. B u i - w h a t he should tnow from me is that I am go' g t o stop h i m ' i n November." OTHER DKVHLOFMENTS In ' other political developments Tuesday: --Ford met . with former (CONTINUED O.V PAGE TWO dc Rush For Bill Absent The public interest in obtaining the newly-minted $2 did not cause a rush at the three P'ayeltevillc; banks Tuesday, the first - day the hills were avail able": "The interest was high and most; people wanted to get tlie first day issues but we did nol have a rush," said Mrs. Mar joric,Davis of (fie First National Bank on Ihc square. "People were interested ;r obtaining them but there wa? no rush," said Jack Page ol t h e Mcllroy Bank, w h o reminded the public that the new hills will become part o the nation's currency. "M a n y people seemed to think they were issued in commemoration of the Bicentennial, but they will be part of the currency from now on, 11 he said. Denny Smith of Fayotlcvyic': n e w e s I bank, Northwcs Na (ional, sa idl some peopl e were surprised when they were given the new hills, but finite a numhcr asked tor them. He also . pointed out that somi problems will arise bccausi customers and retailers aliki will Mnd it takes time to gc used to the new bills. County Group Discusses Disaster Plan Members' of the Washington Bounty - Civil Defense Opera- ion al: Croup met Tuesday at he county jail to discuss new emergency disaster plans for he county. , · The emergency plan was -csigned to cover any situation rising from nuclear, natural or man-caused disasters in the irea and has been divided miong the various groups responsible for coordination in ,uch an emergency. The Director of Emergency Services, L.B. Oilbow, told the group that Washington County is probably the only area in he state that has taken 'the lattonat disaster plan V.'anti ocalized it to cover the particular needs of the county. Gilbow explained that, in most cases, a county will s i m p l y ndopL the national plan and do iothing f u r t h e r with : it, making matters more difficult- if- an emergency arises- MAJOR DISASTER Gilbow told the group, that i( las been determined that -using the "current operational roup vmri emergency planinng -- the county could handle a major disaster without any outside assistance whatsoever. " Gilbow pointed out t h a t shel ter space for 110,000 persons i; available in the cpuni, bu emphasized that the shelter: were to he used in the even of u nuclear disaster and not as a general rule, in the evenl of severe weather. In addition, Gilbow said, the new Emergency Operation Center (EOCJ is expected (o bu operational within the next 9 days. The center is designed to provide emergency comnu nications among ail of thi various county wfde agcncie thnt would! be involved in ai emergency situation -- Civi Defense, police, (ire, hospitals etc. Gilbow r said that the count has been divided into four area: and that each area has i deputy director of cmergo^cj services assrgned to the nrea Under these, Gilbow said, an City Alderman Killed, 4 Hurt In Baltimore BALTIMORE (AP) -- "Thi? ly comcs jumping over the door and points a . g u n - r i g h t , at nc and says, 'Who are you?,'" Villinm E. Bur km an recalled. 'I said, 'I ain't nobodv ' "Then Leone- stands t i p and lays, 'What's the. matter, fel- a?' and .he just shoots him. He didn't say nothing, just shot iim." City Councilman Dominic eone died at Mercy Hospital on Tuesday, less than an hour a E l c r . the shooting at Baltimore's temporary City Hall. Four others -- another councilman, an aide to Mayor William Donald Schaefer,:a policeman and the man thought by loticc to be Leone's killer -were wounded in the 1(1 minutes of violence. The mayor was in his office at the tEme, but he was nol hurt. Councilman Carroll Fitzgerald and Kathleen Nolan, a spccchwritcr for the mayor, nvcre reported in. serious hut stable condition at Mercy Hos- lilal early today, and the ; po- liccmah, Thomas Gaither. 27, was .listed in good condition at University Hospital. T h e suspected gunman, Charles Hopkins, 35, was re- jorled in critical condition at Jniversily. Hospital. Authorities dentified him. as the owner of an East Baltimore carryout restaurant who was arrested a month ago for hauling down the flag at the city's Battle Monument and setting it afire. A police spokesman said au- ihorities planned to charge Hopkins with murder as soon he is sufficiently recovered from his wounds. POLICE ACCCOUNT Police gave this account of Tuesday's shootings: A man carrying a .36 caliber pistol walked into Schaefer's seventh-floor office about 12:50 p.m. and demanded a meeting with th e mayor. He walk e d last a receptionist and into Miss Nolan's office and shot icr. Another of the mayor's aides, JoAnne McQuade, rushed into Miss Nolan's office and the gunman .again demanded that ie be taken to the mayor. Mrs. McGuade said Schacfer was not in .and the gunman ordered her to accompany him to the sixth floor. Mrs. ^McQuade managed to slip away, but the gunman entered the.reception area for all City Council members'.offices, where Lco'rie was chatting with Burkman, a friend who works for the Board of Supervisors of Election. He shot Leone, nnd when Fitzgerald appeared, apparently from his office oEF the reception area, the g u n m a n took the second councilman hosfage and (tie two . headed again for the mayor's office. HIT FIVE TIMES Near the entrance to the office, they were met by Gaither, the city policeman. In the resulting Shootout, Fitzgerald w;is wounded, the policeman shot in the leg and the g u n m a n hit five times. Two high-ranking city cials said after the incident a man fitting Hopkins' descrip tion had barged into the city Board of Estimates meeting Monday and complained thai authorities had forced him from his home. Friends said Hopkins was bothered by housing and bus! ness problems and frustrate? by what he saw as a w h i t e dominated system, Hopkins i; black. KILLED' AT BALTIMORE .CITY HALL .. .borfr/ o/ alderman Leone is wheeled to an ambulance from building being used temporarily 'as the city hall Four others including the gunman, were wounded , ' FEC Compromise Readied WASHINGTON (AH) Financially strapped presidential candidates won't be seeing an immediate flood of federal 'unds into their campaigns rie spile a congressional compromise on a" bill to* put th/J federal Election- Commission back on its feet. A Senate-House conference committee on Tuesday .put together a compromise^!!] to're- structure t h e - F E C to meet objections cmited in a January decision by the Supreme Court. 1 The high court stripped the FEC of its powers to disburse funds tp the presidential candidates and their parties anil ordered Congress to restructure the panel so all its members are presidential appointees. The compromise bill nicfAs the objections of the court, but goes so far beyond a simple restructuring of the commission Lhat the measure may fac/2 the threat of a presidential veto. President Ford has threatened such a veto if the legislation goes beyond simply remedying shortcomings cited by the high court. As Congress debated the bill for the teller part of three months, presidential candidates watched their finances dwindle. The FEC lost its power to'dpi/; out matching federal campaign funds on March 22. LITTLE .JOY But even -if the compromise measure wins final approval, it may not bring much joy or money to some of the candidates who havfi been running shoestring campaigns for the presidential nominations. The conferees retained a provision from the Senate version of the bill to cut off funding to any candidate who fails to win at least 10 per cent of the popular vote in any two consecutive primaries in which he cam paigns. , Th£ candidate who loses his federal subsidy could regain it if he polls -more than 20 per cent of the vote in any sub sequent primary. One item Ford found objuctio nabte in the bills that \scnt to the conference panel was a provision he feared would ban cor porate political committees from seeking political funds from workers. Th£ administration was also concerned about a House provi sinn requiring the FEC to sub mil its regulations and opinions to Congress, which would be Fishing Limits Upped WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will unilaterally extend its fishing limit to 200 miles next March I unless a United Nations conference draws up an international fisheries pact before then. President " Ford signed into law Tuesday a measure extending the U.S. fisheries limit from the current 12-mile limit. Fora", who h«d opposed the legislation, said he was signing it be- cause of "the slow pace of the negotiations of the United Nations Law of the Sea Conference." The law will require foreign fishing fleets to obtain permits to fish off U.S. shores. They will he permitted to fish only where the allowable catch exceeds tho capacity of American fishing fleets. There wore SOS foreign fishing vessels within 200 miles of U.S. coastlines during th month of February, according to the Commerce Department The largest fleets were from the Soviet Union and Japan, American fishermen have complained that the foreign trawlers «rc depleting slocks o halibut, flounder, mackerel shrimp and other species. Highly migratory fish such as tuna are not covered by the law. allowed to veto the commission's actions. The conference committee al .ered those provisions, accept- n g ' t h e Senate version of the management, -. labor provision, which would allow both corporate and union political committees to solicit campaign contributions twice a year from workers, stockholders and management. At a ny other times, u ni ons could solicit funds from their members and . corporations could seek funds from stock holders, executives and-admin 1 istrators Senate Passes New Public Works Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - Con- ^ressional Democrats, still smarting from their failure to override an earlier veto, arc irying again to enact a multibillion dollar hill aimed Fit providing jobs for thy; unemployed. The Senate on Tuesday voted 54 to 28 for a $5.5 billion public works program that closely resembles the $6.1 billion measure President Ford vetoed in February. The bill now noes to the House. At current levels of unemployment, congressional fliri^s said, the measure would create about 200,000 new jobs. Both Democrats and Republi cans predict another veto if the bill gctfs to the White House i; roughly the same form it passed the Senate. But Sen. E d m u n d S. Muskie. D-Me.. said he hopes this time Democrats can override the veto. The House voted 319 to 38 to override the February veto, bui the Senatp failed to do so bj three voles. "The bill has been changed ways that I hope will improve the prospects of an override,' r Muskic said. SPREADING OUT MONEY One of these changes involves spreading out the mone among more cities instead o just concentrating it in those hardest-hit by unemployment Muskic said. But he conceded that .nuslcr ing th/j needed two-thirds vole in . the Senate for an override would still be difficult, mainly because of the nation's proved economic climate." The bill started off in the Senate as a trimmed down $2.5 billion measure, which chair man Jennings Randolph, O W.Va., of the Senate Public Works Committee said was tai lor£d to meet Ford's objections But Muskie led a floor figh to add to the measure two ex pensive programs that hac been in the vetoed hill bu which w^re deleted by the com mitlcc. By a -18 to 32 vole, the Senate agreed to restore the two pro grams. One, a $M billion measure, would give spccia revenue sharing funds (o state jind local governments troubles by high unemployment. Th other, a $1.4 billion program would provide new fedora grants (or waste treat men plant construction. Domino Effect WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sec- clary of State Henry A. Kissin- ;er has warned anew that' par- icipation of local Communist larlies in the governments of iVcstern Europe could have « lomino-Iike effect, on other Eu- "pean nations. "The advent of communism n major European countries is ikely to produce'a'sequence ol events in which other European :ountries \v5il also be tempted o move In the same direction," Kissinger told the annual meet- ng of the American Society of Newspaper Editors Tuesday. iituiiFiiiiiitniniiiFiiiiiiiniiiiiEiiiiiiiiEFriiiirj]^ NEWS BRIEFS Navy Buildup Off Lebanon Is Reported WASHINGTON AP) -- A scries of U.S. and Soviet naval moves and countcrmoves in the eastern Mediterranean has resulted in n buildup of warships off Lebanon. The Pentagon acknowledges that 10 ships of the U.S. 6th Fleet, including the aircraft carrier Saratoga, arp in those waters. U.S. officials refused to discuss Soviet ship movements But sources report the Russians have sent four surface war ships, several submarines, tin intelligence - gathering vesse and a number of auxiliary ships into the same arpa about 400 miles from Lebanon. The United States has at tempted to picture as a norma operation its concentration oL naval power within a day's steaming limp of the Lebanese coast. However, the Soviet Commit nist party newspaper Pravda has linked the U.S. naval prcs cnce with the crisis in Lebanon On April 8. lh£ newspaper warned against any U.S. mil! lary intervention there. The ar tide was signed "Observer, 1 which usually means a high ranking Kremlin authority. The buildup began in laf," March with the arrival of Lebanon of a seven-snip U.S task group headed by th helicopter carrier Guadalcanal The group included several am phibious ships carrying a Ma rine battalion of about 1,70 men. Released ROGERS -- One of the school hildren injured in the Tuesday lorning bus accident east ol ;ogers tias been released from togers Memorial Hospital. Hospital officials said this norning that .Lisa Obenshain, , of Rogers was dischargee 'uesriay night. The other slu- lent injured in the accident -- aren Ford, 12, of Hindsvillt. -- is expected to be released his afternoon, the officials said. Dies Jim Miindy, 22. of Eureka prings, died Tuesday in a Fay etteyille hospital, of injurie: cccived in a motorcycle acci lent on stale Hwy. 87 near Eureka Springs Monday. State Trooper Tom Gray said Mundy's motorcycle ran off the road and crashed' into a tele ihonc pole. Hijackers Give Up BENGHAZI. Libya CAP) -Three hijackers released thei mstages' and stepped off a commandeered Philippines Air "ine jet today after Libyan au ihorities. faced with a threat t ilow up' the plane and al aboard, gave in to their reques for political asylum, an airlin official said. Three Killed A L E X A N D R I A , La. (AP) Throe members of a famil '.ram Dcville in Rapirtes Pirns ivcro killed Tuesday when Ihei car collided with a tractor-trai er truck on a slick highwa near Alexandria. The victims were idenlific as William Kerry, 29, his vvii Mary Etaine, 24, and their ; year-old daughter Cecilia. State police said Kerry, wh was pulling a camper-traile behind his car, was hit head o by a truck which skidded o min-slick U.S. 165 about miles south of Alexandria. CB License Set WASHINGTON' (AP) Th government is ctarirrg the eit zcns band radio license logjam Starting Friday, anyone wh buys a CB set can get a tern porary operator's license just b mailing in on application form with $4 to the Federal Commi nications Commission. Then the applicant can go o the air immediately for 60 " until the FCC Issues a pc mancnt license. But Political Settlement Being Sought BEIRUT,: Lebanon/.{AP) -Christian praise for: Syria's ,mil-" itary . intervention in- the:-, Lebanese civil t war put the spotlight today. 1 , on* the "alliance between Syrian President .Hafez". Assad and the Lebanese Christians opposed by Assad's former pro- teges, the leftist; Lebanese Moslems. Lebanon's, , Christian presW dent, Suleiman Frahjiejv telegraphed Assad expressing his "gratitude for Syria's' action', to safeguard Lebanon." , * j Pierre Gemajel, whose right- wing Phalange party has the largest militia fighting on the Christian side, declared- "Assad has acted to resolve the I tragic situation'after a ear of I bloodshed and warmongering F the false left." Assad is trying to force -Kant Jumbiatt, t h e - leader, o f - the ebanese left, into a political ettlement preser\ ing some" ower for the Christian minor- y. lie : warned Jumbiatt Moni ay that he was "prepared to nove into Lebanon to protect ny victinvpf- aggression,",; and e sa id his fore es ' 'have t h« apabihly to take any position r e wont-." -Jumbiatt is demanding full otter for the Moslem majority nd a socialist economy; Claim- nfg that 6,000 Syrian troops and ,000 Syrian con trolled Palestin- ans are operating in Lebanon, e appealed to.the other Arab powers to check the Syrians. ,-OU.. S. SUPPORT The Syrian' intervention ,in -ebanon has the tacit support f the United States. On Tues-, day jl got similar approval rom (tie; Israeli government, vhich threatened earlier: lo; in- ade southern Lebanon if Syran troops entered the Lebanese ighting, . . - ; .. .;. Modifying this 'stand! Prime Minister YiUtiak Rabin told group of students in Jerusa;m: "Israel will take steps" in ..ebanon only i f : there Is agree- nient in. the government"-that here is a . direct threat lo'Is-. . ael's security." · . ' . " ' V ' Israeli '.analysis ..interpreted his to mean Israel ^-ould not move 'if Syrian -troops .did r hot ".ross the Litani river," a natural o'undary about '.15 miles.north i f ; t h e Israeli-Lebanese frontier: Assad's pressure forced 'Jum- biatt to agree to a cease-fire on \pril 2, when his forces ap- icared on Eh way to cbmpleta victory over the Christians: -The ·ease-fire, has:been" extended to he end of April to allow, time p elect a successor., to Fran- ieh, but .sniping, machine-gun lire and ; ; mortar and '· rocket duels continue.' ; ' ' The police reported 51 persons killed Tuesday, V : the first anniversary of the start of the war, and 95 wounded. .In. the" year 'of fighting 'some ; 15,000 persons have died; · ' i ' ; · ' · There , WHS more firing brought the night, and'the p'o- ice reported 31 more .persons cilled and 53 wounded. A Christian radio '. statiori claimed that Christian militia* men captured the leftist village of Beit Chabab, in the moun* ains. overlooking Franjieh'a' leadquarlers 12 miles north-of Beirut. The leftists claimed' they still held the village and' were firing rockets and light artillery into the e n c I o s u r * Bella Vista Woman Killed TONTITOWN - A 20-year-oM Belhi Vista woman was killed- Tuesday morning when her Volkswagen crashed .head-on into a station wagon on rain-^ slick Hwy. 112, one-half , mile* north o f Hwy. 68, · · · ' ' ' ' Slate Police said the victim is Patricia Ann Kroll. The drK ver of the station wagon. .John* Hutchens of Route 3, Spring- O-ale, was released after treatment at Springdale Memorial- Hospital. Police said there were* no passengers in either car. ^ According to Trooper Robert Gibson, the Kroll vehicle was' traveling north on Hwy. 112 at' a high rate of speed when the car loft the' road, ran into fc ditch, jumped back onto the. pavement and struck the southbound Hutchens' vehicle. ThY nccidcnt occurred about, 10:45 a.m. ,-l

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