Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 8, 1972 · Page 1
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INtltHH .J'or women ',. 3 Editorial x 4 Spor^';,.,.,,,, ,,-,,.. c-7 Entertainment ,,,....,..,,1, 0 Comics ,.,,,... 10 Classified .. H H-12-13 113th YEAR-NUMBER 47 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 8, 1972 LOCAL, Partly cloudy with chance of showers lato today; cooler Wed- i uosday; barjmctor 29.93 steady; winds' soulhweslor)'/!,, l sunset today 8; 10, sunrise "Wednesday ' ft 31. , i High Low i Expected today 01) 68 Monday 88 flj) Weather m-ip on page 14. XI4 PAGES-TEN CfcHTf Death Sweeps Bloody Eai^ly Morning Path Along Highway Washington County's tiaffic death toll swelled to 19 for'the year early today when a 36-year-old setpi- trailer .driver died and .two men were injured in a Truck Driver Killed, Two Hurt As Rig Overturns On Hwy. 45 sliding, gi inding 'smashup on Hwy. 45 ea.fat of Fayetteville. Above, left, Tiooper Lany Spencer checks for evidence as he stands between; demolished -Volks- wagen bus and a Fayetteville Fire Department rescue truck. Center, Fire Capt. Earvel'Schader helps a wrecker opeiator attach a line td shattered truck The driver,of a..tractor-trailer iig was killed early today when the rig overturned on Hwy 45 3V4 miles east ot Fayclleville and sltfrnmed into,a Vokswagen bus, demolishing both vehicles. D e a'd is , Herbert; Dale Mourning, 36, of Prairie Grove His b'rgther,'Jack-Mourning," 48, also of Piame Grove, who was No Fault Law } Hinges On Senate Vote WASHINGTON (AP) -- The late of a Bill to implement'no- fault auto insurance /nationwide hangs on a vole scheduled in Ihe Senate by tonight (Related Story on Page 8) Agreemenl was readied Monday to vole by 8 p m on a mo lion by Sen, Roman Hruska, R Neb.,-to send the .Commerce Committee bill to the Judiciary Committee, which would kill the chance of final action dur ing this congicssional session. Sen Marlow Cook, R K y , said he would vote for recorn mital because: "there are wild questions" about the con slitulionality of several provi sions which should be studied by the Judicjary. Committee. " Opening the debate for sup porters, Sen Philip Hart, D jviich , said the bill corrects a situation "where the people tyho suffer most are paid the -least." The; present $28-billion aulb Visuiance industry covering nearly 100 million drivers, Hart ^aid. Is "lopsy turvyi" ·r Few if any senators publicly "oppose the no-fault concept,' but there are differences on the de fcree It may be applied The acl ministration favors no-fault, but prefers state rather than federal aclion. ; ' STATES SLOW ;! But only two states have adopted no-fault laws approaching the proposed federal standards and the process has been extremely slow. Many stale legislative commillees arc dominated by lawyers who would lose much of their couri business under' most forms o[ the no-fault concept. Under today's liability sys tem, a car accident victim car be certain of payment only i he Is not at fault, and the olhef Driver is ncgligenl and also has insurance or assets lo pay a claim. Even Ihcn, the case ma; he settled only afler a long ant costly court suit. a passenger in Ihe tiuck, was reported in salisfactory con dition at the Veterans Ad nmisliation Hospital today The driver of the bus, Ken lelh Campbell, 36, of Route 2, Iindsville, was admitted to Washington General Hospital, vheie he was reporled in fan condition today The injured were taken to Washington Gcn- eial Hospital by Emergency Medical Servic'e 'ambulances. Campbell suffeicd severe lead and spiral injuries when us Microbus was crushed by .lie tiuck, then pushed more ,han 100 feet down the highway Campbell was thrown clear as the vehicles came to icst Stale Police said theaccident occurred at 1 10 a m when a .ractoi trailer rig belonging to ;he Shipley Baking Co of tteville went out of control on "Slaughter Lane" --- : a section of Hwy. 45 named for a family that lived east of Tay- tteville. The vehicle -was headed downhill, crossed the.'ceriler'.line and oveiturned in Ihe roadway colliding with the Volkswagen bus coming fiom the opposite direction. .TRUCK HITS TREES The impact knocked both vehicles off .the road\yay anc Ihe trailer cab knocked down ,wo medium-sized trees. ·Mourning ^vas killed when: he was hurled out. of the cab anc pinned between the side of the crumpled trailer and one of, the fallen trees, State Police naid He was pronounced dead, on arrival,;al Washington Genera Hospital.- Firemen on a ; rescue team r said Mourning ;never regained consciousness. The Fire Department-rescue team was summoned lo free the body, and planned lo cut the tree : away to reach the deac man. Because of the danger o the cab toppling on, rescuers a wrecker using a crane,liftec t h e . c a b away from the body and firemen recovered it. Nineteen persons have been killed in fatality accidents : i n Washington County this year equaling the record;for all ft 1971. A total of 10 persons were killed in the period ending'Aug 8 last year and six,in 1070, when only 10 persons died, during the year. , In 1969, the worst traffic ycai on record, 22 persons died ol county roads during the period A total of 28 persons were hillci in traffic accidents that year. COOLER AIR HITS' STATE By. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Temperatures plurnmeted'td record low depths eaily today at Little Rock and Fort Smith as Arkansas awaited the ainvel Wednesday of a cold front that is expected to bring slightly ' reduced '·: daytime tempeiatutes and limited thundershowers. .The temperature at.- Fort Smith dipped to 59, breaking the city s previous record of 64 fbr the 'date. At Little Rock, the temperature fell'to G4 early today, tjmg the iccord for the date set in 1879 and-matched iri 1883. T h e National Weather Service said daytime tern ' peratures weie expected' to drop' Wednesday with the invasion of the frontal system The service' said, however, that only limited thundet Showers, were . anticipated Kills Clams ·' SOLOMONS, ; Md. (AP) -More lhan 90 per cent of lh soft-shell clams In the Chcsa peako Bay have died ;as a re suit of tropical storm Agnes which reduced the salt conlen of the bay during June. engine as highway is cleared. At light, police and tiremen remove victim's body after it was freed fiom wreckage. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Nashville Aids Tl " V If 1" Thief s Victim NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Mashvillians · have donated more than: $800. to'replace'the $225 taken from a woman as she slept outside her husband's hospital room'where he : is con- Fined with a terminal illness. "I just don't know what to say," she said tearfully after being'told .of the donations. Mrs. Alfred, Warren, whc lives in Shelbyville south ol Nashville, fell.asleep early Saturday while keeping, a vigil al St. Thomas Hospital where her husband is in the coronary care unit. She awakened lo find thai someone ; had taken her lasl $225 and her husband's watch The Warrens have five depend ent children, a stack of.unpaic bills and no home Hospital staffers- chipped in $!00. The total climbed to r" as donations continued lo be re ccivcd at the hospital informa lion desk. . . After a story on the woman's plight moved nationally on news wires, a man from Kan sas City called Nashville to of for $100 to the woman. There also were inquiries from Chi cago about where to donate. The largest 'donation was $225 from W. R. Queen, a Nashville tree surgeon. Along with hi check, he sent a quotation froir the Bible: "Let him that stole steal n more: bul lot him labour, .work ing with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give lo him that nee delh." (Eph. 4:28) Campaign Pace Increases As McGovern Courts Labor Nixon Softens Threat To End SALT Pact WASHINGTON'(AP)' -- fTgo slow warning to the Soviets has been toned down and endorsed by the White'House in an'effort to appease senators on both sides of- the' U.S.-Soviel arms- limitation agieement. The compromise may have improved chances foi early Senate passage of the agree ment limiting 'offensive, nuclear arsenals; although, initial reacr lion to the developments Mon day was decidedly mixed. The While House publicly en dorsed Sen. Henry M. Jackson's amendment to the five year SALT agreemnt after Jackson eliminated its sliong e'st provision: a note to Russia that installing multiple war heads capable of destroying U.S. missile silos on its :313 largest intercontinental .missiles could threaten American seem ity and cause the United States lo disown the interim SALT agreement. The Washington Democrat .introduced the amendment last week, 1 arousing; a storm of pro lest' from · some · senators who support the: pact. Senate Republican leader Hugh Scott joined Jackson in proposing the amendment, leading some senators to conclude it had White,House sup port from the beginning. NIXON'S REASON' The White House emphasized i l h a d worked with Jackson on the amendment in order, to. win over critics who fear the agreement could endanger. U.S. security because it concedes-the Soviets a temporary edge in the lolal number o f - l a n d - a n d sea- based missiles. Jackson consulted with the White House on the revised amendment, which retains language calling for U.S. negotiators to seek strategic equality in any future SALT treaty with Ihe Soviet Union.; Sen. J.W. Fulbright. D-Ark., Foreign Relations Committee chairman, said he slill isn't satisfied. "I don't think any more of it (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) To Clean Up Arkansas Air Pollution Enforcemtent Set LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- An official of' the state Pollution Control arid Ecology Depart ment said Monday the Air Divi- sioni will..'complete.; plans this week for a-three-phase step-up in enforcement procedures against air polluters ·Jarrell.Southall,. chief.of the division, said the enforcement measures were to. insure that Arkansas would, obtain the Na tional Ambient Au Quality Standard by ,1975 as required by the Clean Air Act of 1970. Under the act, all slates must file detailed planslwithHh'e fed! eral Environmental Protecllorj Agency outlining how tHey plan to achieve the standards Southall said computerized projections show Arkansas, can achieve the desired standard by 1975 if it carries out all of tne enforcement procedures in the plan He said the crackdown'is to insure that the state Is J 'on the road to compliance' by 1 January " The Air Division also will begin surveys of about 130 in dustrics' this fall "to collect enough evidence to be sufficient in court in case it comes lo Ihat," he said J! -Southall said most'of Ihe'ih- dustries to be surveyed have filed timetables stating when they would be in compliance with fne state's Air Pollution Control. Code, but'-he isaid the division did not know if the in duslrios; were following timetables t He said industries that h not filed compliance .-schedules and those.ilhat jhave not made satisfactory piogress in con tiolling emissions "can look forward to some adversaiy po silion Qn their part " Senate Rejects Handgun Ban WASHINGTON CAP) --Despite tw.o'. lopsided ' setbacks, Senate advocates of stricter gun-control laws · are trying again to strengthen a bill' lo take from the marketplace small, cheap-handguns called "Saturday' night specials." Sen. Adlai Stevenson HI, D- 111., said he would -offer .an amendment today to require registration of all handguns and the licensing of owners, but its chances .of adoption seemed slim. . ,' A bill the Senate started debating Monday would ban the sale of'snub-nosed, easily concealed handguns not suitable for sporting purposes. Girls Recovering SAN .ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Two little girls found Sunday after a four-day ordeal in a closet of a vacant house will be released from Wilford Hall Air Force Medical Cenlcr today or Wednesday, a hospital spokesman says. Late Monday night, the girls reportedly were still suffering from dehydration, but were progressing .satisfactorily. Sen Birch B a y h / D I n d , the' bill s chief sponsor, said it would take out of the market place the weapons most commonly used by criminals. The Senate rej'ected 84 to 7 a substitute proposal -by .»Sen. Philip A Hart, D Mich , lo outlaw private possession ot all kinds of handguns. Owners .who turned in their pistols or IE volvers would be compensated at fair-market * value , by. the government , Then, the Senate'defeated 78 to 11 an amendment by Sen, Edward iM. Kennedy,- D-Mass.,' to- require registration of all firearms--rifles · and shotguns as well as handguns--and state or federal; licensing of all gun owners. - , . : The votes were the first,.tak- en'by'the Senate on gun-control legislation since llje , attempted assassination on May 15 of Alabama Gbv. George C. Wallace during his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. , . It was the wounding of Wallace, a foe of further federal firearm controls,' that spurred the Senate Judiciary Committee into reporling out the bill sponsored by'Bayh. Bayh opposed both Hart's substitute measure and Kenne- dy's registration licensing pro posal Bayh maintained that it was betlei to stick with legislation that'had f a' chance and'that ·.ybuld : mark some progress to ward curbing'gun violence. Bayh said his bill would pio hibit the sale of handguns of the type used m shooting Wai lace and in assassinating Sen Robert P.' Kennedy. However, Sen.'Edward Ken nedy said the 'Senate slioulci adopt his ; amendment "if we are seriously interested in doing something about crime and violence." Center .Under Way S P R I N G D.'A i, E - Con- stfuclion of the Park Street Community Center began here today. .The : $62,990 center Is being 'built by B and B Con slruction Company of Little Rock. .Company officials expecl the project to be completed in Ihree lo four months. Expected to begin Wednesday. Mayor i Park Phillips said, is construction . of curbs : am gutters for Ihe parking area for Ihe new outdoor recreation area planned for a site adjoining the airport east of Ihe city housing project. Black Union Leaders Back Democrats WASHINGTON (AP) -- With iis" p'aily , poised to, nominate Saigent ShuVer as his new running-mate, Democratic presl- d e n 1 1 d 1 candidate Georga McGovern flies to Miami today lo attack President Nixon's labor record, and ^accept another union endorsement McGovern dug into the Republican economic record in a speech to the, AFL-CIO Amalgamated Clothing Workers union Monday, breaking a tradition df launching Democratic piesiden- tul campaigns with a pro labor speech on Labor Day in Detroit But there is another differ. once this year Those recent Demociatic campaigns had the endorsement and financial backing of the executive board of the AFL CIO which this year has Decided to' endorse no presidential candidate »}' Monday, McGovern. got -"a $25,000 campaign check as'^a first installment from the' president · of the 360,000 member Clothing Workers qmpn 'follow- mg a speech in which he^faulted the Nixon record on unern- ployment inflation, public seiV- ice jobs mtoi national IraSe, minimum wage and the continuing war in Vietnam. READIES 'SPEECH He worked on the speech he'll give in Miami, Beach today' to the 55p,000-'member " Amalgamated Meat Cutters 'union, which earlier endorsed ^hiifj, and on plans to meet: workers on a swing through New Ejig- land later'in the "week. ' ·" . Mearivvhile,' . 'sprric . ZO of lha nation's /leading ' b l a c k umon leaders .announced they'll mifet with t h e , candidate, in .'Miami Beach ·: Wednesday · , . to 'plan /ra coalition; to '.counter., the anU- . , McGovern- forces; led by Al^k CIO President George .Meany,; · An organizer of the meeting said -it. , will ; be: attended By black union ileaders,,wrio ''fool that the re-election of Richard Nixon will almost* certainly result in further development of national policies designed lo (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO): County Planning Termed Vital As Population Mushrooms "At the tremendous rate of growth that we are having In Wnshinglon County, If we don't do n litllo planning we nre going to bo in trouble," County Judge Vol Lester said Monday. Lester addressed the remark lo two committees concerned with urea planning -- the Coun- ly Planning Commission nntl the Chamber of Commerce Arcn Rclallons Commlltco. Members of ,'. tho Chnnibor lionrd of directors nttcndod ns u gesture of support for the 'planning effort. Lester Btild tho county population Imcl grown nhnut ns much in llio Inst 10 years as it had in the previous 50. He said the population increased 21,901! from 1910 lo 19GO and 21,850 from 1060 to 1970. , The rate of growth demands thai some controls be exercised over county development, he said, hut Indicated the committee would mccl some resistance. "This is not tfoiug , lo be n popular thing, hut 11 is necessary," lie snltl. "1 know they (commission members) arc Inking on one big, undesirable job." Klam L. Dcnhnm nf .Elm Springs, clinlrmnn of tho commission, .ink! the group is investigating county road I'm- p r o v e m o n t , subdivision rcgul n lions, and would eventually look nl county zoning, the Idea that Is expected to draw llio strongest opposition, i "Zoning, is n problem that we renlly haven't studied us yet," Dcnhnm sa'ftl. ','There's a big hurdle. . Mi's difficult lp loll a farmer Hint his farm Inntl will lu'ivc to always be f n r m land, for.agricultural 'use! Mnny of them plan lo cash In oh some type nf development," Lester sold the job facing tho commission I s , "Iromcnjlous." ,1'fntlie'county wo. can only go us fnr ns llio stale laws will cl us," he said. "You know ivc're going In IKS stymied on some things lhal wo want to do." · .- , . . ... Dcnhnm said Bill 'Bonner of the University of Arkansas had studied stntc laws arid written reports on county and city planning ns guidelines for the commission work. Larry Wood .of Springdatc, a planner with the Nnrlhwcsl Arkansas Regional Planning Commission at Sprlngdalc, siiicl his organization has recommended thnt Iho commission attack subdivision relations first, then formulate n land-vise plnn for tho counly n t t d ' f i n a l l y ' w o r k on courtly zoning ordinances. Denham replied Ihat in subdivision regulations the state laws were "hazy" over who would have control of the areas from city limits to fivp m l 1 e s rndius. "We would hope there would be mutual controls," said Denham, raising whal ctty and counly leaders hope will become a key issue In the planning process -- cooperation bclween municipal and rural nrcns. "By gnah, we've got lo work together," said Lester. "I think one of Iho strengths Ihe Area Relations Committee can have is lo keep from getting an 'us' and 'them' relationship. . .pitting city against rural and rural against city," said Millard Goff of Ihe chamber panel. ! "We've got to work with each other. If we don't, we're all going to hang," said Bill Brandon, president of the Chamber of Commerce. · Lester said Hie county needed some control over subdivisions built outside the city limits. "We have, tn the past, had n subdivision go In and we wound up building the ronds," Lester said. "That's not right." Lester said thai builders should bo required to'construct roads ·'· according ' lo counly standards. "When Ihey put In a subdivision, we inherit Ihe roads," Lester said. Lester also said that setback r e q u i r e m e n t s should b e established to prevent property owners from building so close lo roads that expansion would require the movement . or destruction of buildings, "We nil know what Hwy. 71 is causing here' and Ihe tremendous cost to buy that p r o p e . r t y , " Lester sftld, referring to the expansion along qrowded Hwy.' 71 north 'at Pnyeltevillo. · . Denham said that even iha most rudimentary controls over saniiallon were unenforceable under current laws. "As it stands now," he said, "No oho has to get a permit : to build a.- house nr bu(|d anything that they want," '. Lester s n l d - h e would maka more money available for tho c o u n t y rond Mcnllficnllnn program. The county has 3,500 miles of road, mostly unmarked, and hiidKolcd tl.OOO this year to provide marking! for Iho rohds mimbtreo nc* cording to a alato plnn,

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