Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 16, 1969 · Page 1
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 16, 1969
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orthtoetf The Public Inttrtit It The First Concern Of This Ncwtpoptr tOCAlKMCASV- Thrtit of thundertlwwv* Ml thunderstorms, pouibljr t o d a y ; ihowers ami T h u r s d a y : barometer steady: winds S; sunset todtjr 6:50; sunrise Thursday 1:45. Hlfh Low Expected today Tt-tt SMZ Tuesday tt I 109th YEAR NUMIER «9 FAYETTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 1969 PAGES-TIN CWIJ Pentagon Admits Plane Downed With Loss Of Crew (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) PROTESTER PERCHES HIGH ABOVE HUMANITY ... perched in a lofty VA campus tree, Stephen Pollard watches the world pass by Spring Rites Blossom In Step With Flowers Tuesday was the first really 100 per cent spring day after a winter so long and nasty that there were times when even the Dickson Slreet hippies w o r e socks. So perhaps it was quile na- tural that the rising sap bubbled over in places. Fayetteville's Wilson P a r k blossomed out with bikini clad girls two months before the pool was to open, a war-protester f r o m New England Cambodia Agrees To Resume Relations With Washington PHNOM PENH. Cambodia (AP)-- Cambodia's chief of state said today he w : ould resume diplomatic relations with the United States now that the U.S. government has recognized Cambodia's fronliers. Prince Norodom Sihanouk said charges d'affaires would be exchanged, a step short of exchanging ambassadors again. "We thank the United States. President Nixon and the great American people for this gesture of equity and justice toward Cambodia," said the prince. The Saigon government swung into line with its allies in Washington. The South Vietnamese said they were "ready to reconsider" their frontier problems with Cambodia, their neighbor on South Vietnam's southwest. A communique from the South Vietnamese Foreign Ministry lauded the statement last Saturday in which the U.S. government said it recognized "the sovereignty, independence, neutrality and territorial integrity of the kingdom of Cambodia within its present frontiers." The South Vietnamese statement did not go this far but said Saigon "is ready to reconsider the problem concerning the two countries and welcomes any suggestion suitable to the two countries' interest." "The Republic of Vietnam." it continued, "advocates establishing diplomatic relations with free countries in the world and particularly with neighboring countries." Relations between South Vietnam and Cambodia were broken off after Ngo Dinh Diem became president in 1955. ·j r '«lfl1i»Gl[«l«»m»IM!WIIIBII;lTMn NEWS BRIBES Prison Plans TUCKER PRISON FARM. Ark. (AP)-- The state Board of Correction today heard from fnur architectural firms on Market Declines NEW YORK (AP) -- The slock market continued to sink early this afternoon in moderate irnriini? ;is brokers renorted climbed an Ozark tree for what he said was a four-day stay and 22 anti-military demonstrators attempted with no success to disrupt a University of Arkansas ROTC parade. The tree dweller attracted the largest house, probably because he chose to clamber up a large tree at one corner of the University's Student Union after having become, placard he posted put it. as a "totally disgusted" and determined to "escape from humanity." Most students dismissed Step hen R. Pollard Jr. of Dawnton. Mass.. as a simple manifestation of spring, although one girl said she felt lie had selected an uncommonly public spot for his retreat from humanity. A few passcrbys threw rocks at Pollard--without striking him --and a some jeered, but most took the tree dweller in stride. University officials said Pollard is not a student but that since he isn't bothering anything except for a few birds they see no reason why he can't perch in the tree until Friday if he likes. BACK AT THE FORT A little more action w a s generated Tuesday afternoon at when a fanciers fumbled an attempt to break up an Army ROTC parade. T h e group, made up chiefly of shaggy-looking young men and women, first arrived to compete with the cadets al 10:30 a.m. only to learn they were two hours early. When the ROTC unit arrived the protesters stayed in o n e corner of the field away from Ihe troops. One youth wandered over and asked the cadets to throw down their rifles. They ignored him and he returned to his friends. Presently the ROTC drill field group of 22 peace Congressional Leaders Eye Spending Cut WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Democratic congressmen who collaborated last year to force a massive cut in federal spending differed today over whether a similar slash can be repeated. Wilbur D. Mills of Arkansas and George 11. Mahon of Texas, the j heads of two key House financial committees, also took different positions on President Nixon's claim that he has sharp- cut former President Lyndon Johnson's budget and made possible a $5.8 billion surplus. Mills, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, contend ed the Nixon budget represents an actual deficit in ordinary government operations. He said Congress should consider a spending ceiling to force an additional $5 billion slash. But Mahon. who heads the Appropriation? Committee, said he is not sure how much more the iiudget can be reduced and added. "I would like to avoid a spending ceiling if I could." FORMER ALLIES As heads of the committees that act on revenue raising and spending. Mills and Mahon collaborated last, year to force a mandatory $6 bililon spending cut in exchange for granting Johnson's requested 30 percent income surtax. Mills' committee, now working on general tax reform, plans to take time out soon to consider Nixon's, recommendation that the surtax be continued for another year past its June 30 expiration date. Mills would like to couple a spending cutback to the exten- ion. Mahon said his committee has not yet received enough information to be sure of the possibilities. But "there doesn't seem to be able to make cuts of the magnitude of last year," he added. He promised, however . the Appropriations Committee will )e doing everything possible lo bring the budget down. The $5.8 billion surplus claimed by the Nixon adminis- .ralion, Mills said, is made possible only by lumping together ,he operations of government .rust funds, such as the Social Security fund, with the ordinary operations of government. DEFICIT SEEN The ordinary operations, which were budgeted separately in the past. Mills said. show a deficit of about $5.8 billion on the basis of the administration's own figures. Mills spoke in a t a l k to he delivered for him at a businessmen's gathering in Searcy, Ark., and an a m p l i f y i n g interview. Mahou said th» budget John- tliier plans for a maximum security unit planned for Cummins Prison Farm. Xo action taken. r ... e The legislature appropriated 926.09. VwO.OOO for constructing ·(iiiiping the unit. Hearing Set MEMPHIS, Tcnn. ( A P ) -Judge Arthur Faquin Jr. today set May 2(i to hear a motion by James Earl Ray for a new t r i a l in the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Robert K. Dwyer. executive assistant district attorney, said there is a strong possibility thai Hay himself will a p p e a r at the hearing. Princess Dies I, A U R A N N E. Switzerland CAP) -- Princess Victoria Eugenia. Spain's last queen and a granddaughter of Queen Victoria (if Britain, will be buried Friday in Lausanne, her home in e.vile for 27 years. Bond Issues Pass M A L V K R N , Ark. ( A P ) ·· · Three bond issues were ap proved Tuesday by Mnlvcrn voters. A bond issue In refund existing indebtedness of $32,000 passed .W7-S4. A bond issue to finance $118,000 in street improvements was approved .104,:(!. A $10,000 bond issue to finance eilv park Improvements p«M«l 101.B5. some investors were discour-l aged by a lack of good news. The Dow Jones Industrial average at noon was off 5.85 at G.09. Declines led advances by bet- l ' tcr lhan 300 issues. son left for his successor is gent h e Across Middle West Flood Refugee 1 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The exodus of thousands of persons displaced by normally Lranquil rivers glutted by snow- melt pouring down from Canada continued today throughout the upper Midwest. . Spring floods have caused eight deaths in Minnesota and damage was more than $5 million in five slales. In parts of Minnesota and North Dakota, where- swollen rivers already had overflowed. residents braced for possible showers and further inundation. The governor of Wisconsin delcared 13 counties in the northwestern section of the state disaster areas as the Mississippi River grew in depth and breadth. The U.S. Army Cor[ neers at St. Paul. Min ed that the river surge city at the rate of 1 gallons a second-- 15 average flow. The Mississippi ro feet above flood stag service in St. Paul sharply curtailed b flooded tracks and yards. Thousands of per Tuesday from their North Dakota's thn cities, as two ordinr rivers swelled to up 1 their normal width. The Red River of was less than 1 inch highest level of the Grand Forks, as it a Financial Problems Blamed Private Ambulance Servic Bv TOM KEITH TIMES Stiff Writer ·T. J. Ambulance Service. Inc.. wants to leave Fayetteville by noon Thursday. James Richardson, the company president, and James Wilson, vice president and secretary-treasurer, said today they had decided to drop the Fayetteville operation and hoped to cease providing ambulance S Vietnamese Die As Plane Attacks Boat SAIGON (AP) -- A U.S. Army spotter plane made a rocket at- lack on a sampan water taxi close to the Cambodian border Tuesday, and U.S. military spokesmen said eight Vietnamese civilians were killed and 11 wounded. The U.S. Command said the presumably accidenlal attack was under investigation. It was the most serious such incident reported in nearly six months. The crowded sampan was moving along a canal just off the Mekong River near Hong Ngu, aboul 90 miles west of Saigon and two to Ihree miles from Ihe Cambodian border. Officials said il was attacked by a single engine Army 01 Hirddog, a spoiler plane used for aerial observation and forward artillery control The plane apparently fired 2.75-inch rockets, which are used both for m a r k i n g artillery targels and for attacking enemy service here by noon Richardson and W City Manager Wesley notified of the compa lo drop the t'ayettev tion Tuesday. They meet with Howe tod "We are trying to city an opportunily service here before Richardson said. However, Wilson that the company leave Fayetteville "j as we possibly can.' 'We would like to week," he said. "W Thursday noon." T h i s means the make a decision imrn reestablishing a ci ambulance service. iludes deciding whel lack the three amb sold to J. J. last fa Howe was in a me city planning consult Vizzier this morning jroposed land use a street plans and coi reached for commeri Howe had said that asked J. J. for facts E .0 support s request monthly subsidy. FACE DECIS Although the memt ^ayctteville C i t y Board would prefer ambulance operation Washington General the chances are tha vice will return to th ville Fire Departmen jartment operated t 'or two vears. Wilson said he anc son had re-evaluated .ion here and dec "even if they (the c us a $1.000 per mont not going to make Wilson said as far concerned it would b even operation at b ever, both he and i said they believe a son "could make it v sidy. "From our standpo remained because of switching 'sons fled homes in )e largesl irilv calm a crest of 46 feet--18 feet above flood stage. In Fargo. 75 miles upstream, the river topped at 20 feet above flood level, driving hordes of rats into the city of 48.500. Across the river at neighboring Moorhead. Minn.. Concordia College closed for a week as flood waters swirled through basements and tunnels connecting school buildings. Authorities ordered one-third of the 35,000 residents of Minot. N.D.. evacuated in advance of a 22-foot crest expected to surge Russian Ships Find Wreckage Far At Sea WASHINGTON (API - The Pentagon announced today all available evidence | North Korea shot indicates down tht down the Souris River. Gov. William L. Guy Navy EC12I aircraft with its crew of 31. The Pentagon said there apparently are no survivors. Official confirmation of tht shooting, heralded by North Korean broadcasts Tuesday, cam* in a straight . laced .V/i-pag* statement that avoided any dis- President the slate Nixon to a disaster cussion of political or diplomat. ic ramifications. :.,.,,,.,, I "All evidence now availabls designate area and said: "Destruction in many communities is greater than any in history." ·e positions. s AP photographer Henri Huet was told in Can Tho. where the wounded Vietnamese were lak- operation Bridge Approved WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bureau of Public Roads has 1 agreed lo make $12.5 million available lo proceed with con struclion of the Tennessee- A r k a n s a s Mississippi River bridge at Memphis. Rep. Rill Alexander. D-Ark.. in milking the announcement Tuesday, said thai he had been told that the two states could advertise for bids immediately. Showers Ahead The eastward march of a low pressure system is expected to d r a w showers nnd thundershowers into Arkansas tonight and Thursday. Temperatures arc expected to be cooler Thursday, though, as a high pressure system follows the low nnd brings in cool dry air from the northwest. Arkonsan Killed WASHINGTON (AP)- Army Pfc. Louis Brown, »on of Mrs. Tommle L. Brown of West Memphis, lias been killed in ac tion in Vietnam, the Defense Deportment announced Tucs day. girls in bikinis at Wilson Park was in progress in tile area of those made last year." he said. said wert to the wants to t as soon eavc this think by y has to iately on city - owned which in- hcr to buy ulances it II. meeting with lames t h e Earlier e h a d Manager a county based at Hospital. Richard- the situa- ded that ty) paid s .1. .1. is a break- best. How- Uichardson local per- with a sub- we can make it nere." Richardson said. Wilson said the only way I h c company would consider con- .inning its Kayetteville opera the city board will again ask the to us. including North Korean c 1 a i m s and debris sightings, leads us to believe t h a t the aircraft was shot down by North Korean aircraft." the statement said. The statement, read by Pentagon spokesman Daniel 7.. Henk i n , offered no other details on how the plane was destroyed, whether by a i r c r a f t cannon fir« or plane-launched missile. North Koreas radio broadcasts monitored by Tokyo said the intelligence-gathering EC121 intruded North Korean air voters to approve a vehicle tax'space. The Pentagon flatly de- to finance the ambulance opera- nied it. lion. A $5 vehicle tax was defeated here in 1%7. It is the feeling now that a $2 or $3 vehicle tax would he sufficient to supplement t h e revenue from the service sni that funds from property tax and other sources would not be necessary. DEBRIS RECOVERED j The Pentagon reported earlier . - ~ i a Soviet ship had recovered ' w h a t it described as airplane parts but no survivors in tht , , , ', 1 ( . ' l l l l V I ' l l l l l l l . V - M I I I I " M l I I I 1 1 1 lion would he for the city or stnlct( ,,| ..,,, , n , kl , ,, ,,.,,,, r p v j . county t,, giiaramep t h e f i r m a . ,, o , , h( , ,,,,,,,.,,.,, r( , v( , m|p 'reasonable p r o f i t . " a n d chances of t h a t happening are .errihly s l i g h t . There is now a possibility t h a t Student Runoff Vote Tuesday Sea of Japan 120 miles from tht North Korean coast. "As of this hour, 8:30 a.m.. RST.. regretfully there is no report of any survivors being found from the missing EC121 aircraft lost in the Sea of Japan yesterday." it said in a statement. "Extensive search effort* are continuing." The Pentagon said U.S. a i r craft f l e w luw over the Soviet shii) and photographed the debris which airmen reported appeared to he a wheel and a ladder. The Su\ iel ships had been asked to help L'.S. planes and ships in the search. The Pentagon said U.S. fighter aircraft are providing combat cover. The debris was spotted first by a U.S. a i r c r a f t which then dropped smokr markers to fir the location for the nearby Soviet ships, t h e Pentagon said. The operation was aided by » Russian-speaking U.S. airman f l o w n to the scene f r u m Osan Airbase in South Korea. PROTEST SKF.N Presidenl Nixon, awakened early Tuesday shortly a f t e r the North Koreans claimed to have downed the plane, has not taken any public action. But officials said his first official reaction probably w i l l be a strong protest At another point in t h e cam- i paign. Nixon said w h a t the Democratic a d m i n i s t r a t i o n should have dune w h e n the Pueblo was seized "Was In bring in the p i m r r to defend t h a t ship or got it out of those waters." "Let's nut let t h a t happen again and I won't let that happen." he said. M i n d f u l nl t h r s i m i l a r i t y of the two attacks on defenseless special p r p i r l c n l i a l | | j s. t r a f t . Democrats in Con"" "···"' press generally avoided any i m m e d i a t e effort to hold the Rp- public.m President accountable for the absence of a protective escort. The lumbering propeller-driven four engine c r a f t w-as acknowledged missing Tuesday. White House Reveals Tax Reform Goal WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS. W. Va. (AP) -- One of President Nixon's ultimate goals in t a x reform is to remove t a x a t i o n entirely from families below the poverty line, a top White House official has disclosed. Economist Arthur F. Burns, considered Nixon's top adviser on domestic a f f a i r s , said the government regards income he- low $3,300 to be at the poverty level for a city f a m i l y of four. Burns said removing the l a x i burden from such f a m i l i e s ' would be among the priority suggestions when the a d m i n i s Tation sends its complete t a x reform program to Congress, probably next J a n u a r y . The over-all program was out j ined to reporters Tuesday a f t e r Burns met for two hours with A F L C I O o f f i c i a l s whose closed-door, three-day economic conference with government aides ended today. Burns said Nixon can be ev :iectcd to follow up pending t a x reform proposals--one bundle is due w i t h i n the next week or so. another hatch in .lime - by np l o i n t i n g ·ommissinn on t a x e s . CODE REVISION This commission w i l l be code." said Rurns. and to report its findings by December as the basis for recommendations to the next session of Congress. Nixon's pending r e f o r m pro- CONTINl.JEn ON PAGK TWO) eastern s t a n d a r d time, a f t e r North Korea abruptly declared it had downed the plane and it« (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Legal Liquor Sales Okayed In Four Special Elections Truck Flattens Car And Driver Jo Martin and Tim Boe w i l l ! vie for the presidency of Asso eialcd Students at the U n i v c r sity of A r k a n s a s in Thursday's general election. They defeated W. I). Hlackmon in Tuesday's 3 r i m » r \ . Totals in the p r i m a r y showed Miss M a r t i n w i t h lifll votes Hoe w i t h I .'.Ml and Mlnckmon w i t h B.'i! In the vice rnce. f i r s t time since Prohibition, nl Terry JUMPS defeated both his j though opponnrls had warned opponents by garnering I.MB t h a t it wimld be c a l a m i t o u s votes to I..V.17 for Kus K w i n g : The si/.iMhlr favorable mar i Bin in t'.ir citv also pushed the ' ' ' I'll- thp sale of liqiinrby-thr drink in the state's t h i r d largest rily, North Little R o c k . LITTLF. ROCK. A r k . L i t t l e Rock residents Tuesday to n i ' i m i l the legal sale of m i x e d d r i n k s for the md I I lor Put Piinnol Only those positions whirl) I issue oxer in surrounding more t h a n t w o persons w p r e M a s k i County, p e r m i t t i n g seeking, were on Tupsdny's bal ot. University st.iff members are rrspiirching records to determine if « coed has ever held A I.VIon concrete luiok Is lillrd (mm Ihr remains nf n r«r following Tursilny'i nrd- drill Ht IndlnnnpolK hid. roller MI III Kuvsoll (irilfin. M, tiirnnl car Into I l u c k ' s path xriil u n s rrushrd lit d e a t h . (AC Wlrrphoto) IIP presidency of the student mdv. It is hrlirvrd thrit if Miss of rnrktfltlft nlso was in two resort areas. I n ' (ijtrlnml County. In which the city of Hot Springs is In- The s approved M a r t i n w i n s , she w i l l he tbelcntrd, voters nppnncrt the suit first girl In hold the olficr. Ion I vote of 7.MB to 2,831. ( A P ) - I F.ureka Springs, which calls it v o t e d ' 0 " "Litlc Switzerland." approved cocktail* on a vole of :iofi to US. The u n o f f i c i a l returns in Little Rock were 12,189 for and fi.7'l!i against. Little Hock residents voted simultaneously in the Pulnski County election, where tbf vote was H.fi77 ta H.3BI. Thp voters w e n t to the poll! in the f i r s t elections called under «n net passed by the Ar- knnsns legislature in Krhrunry. The »el permits, with volfr approval, thp sale ot liquor by the drink in hotels «nd mottln with Hi least 50 rooms and In restaurants w i t h ,1 dining capacity ot nt trust SO,

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