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INSIDK- Editorial ',,,,, .............. ,,4 For Wdmcii ..... ............ .5 Comics .......... , ........... y$ Classified .............. 2J-2!.2(1 jinlcrlnlnmcnl .......... ,.. , . .27 113th YEAR-NUMBER 48 The Public Interest Is The Fust Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVItU, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 1972 tOCAl FORECAST- Cooler wllh slight chance of showeia through Thursday! bit- omclor 30,00 slendy; witSir noitli, iwlhcnsterl.V! amiset today 8:15, sunrlso Thursday 6:32, / Hljl, I-»^ Kxpcclctl today ...... 89 63 Tuesday .......... ...92 67 Weather map. on page 14, ' * PAOES-TEN «NT$ · House Moving Toward Crucial Action! j On End-The-War Amendment To Aid Bill Deputy Public Defender · John B. Baker of Fayetleville hiis been named Washington Coiuify deputy public defender under a federally-funded pilot program. He will assist Public Defender John Llnc- berger. A graduate of Southern Slate College, Baker received, his law degree from (lie University nf Arkansas In May. (TIMESpbofo by Ken Good) Democrats Close Their Ranks To Cheer Shriver Nomination WASHINGTON '(AP) -- In a prime-lime Democrats ' unity show, the -have' handed their vice ; pr'esidehlial nomination to Saigent Shriver and cheeied the ticket's opening, swings at President Nixon and Vice President Spiro T. Agriew. "I'm not embarrassed to be McGovern's - seventh for vice president," George' ^choice Slniver said Tuesday after the Democratic National Committee added him to the ticket "We Democrats may be short of moneys We're .not'short of talent. Think of the comparison and then you can pity poor Mr. Nixon--his first and only choice was Spiro Agnew." - The Democrats loved it. "If we have used valuable time;in the selectipn of a vice- p r e s i d e n t i a l nominee, McGovern said, "the nation must wish the.Republicans had made their choice with greater care." .' And thus the lines were drawn again, Ihis time with _McGovern teamed with Shriver in place of Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton of Missouri, who withdrew last week after disclosing lhat he had undergone shock treatment for mental depres sion hi the 1960s. / UNITY SESSION ; McGovern and Shriver were .to try and sustain the momen- _Uim at a unity meeting today with members of the Democrat- lie National Committee, which winds up its extraordinary 'three-day meeting today wilh :some ordinary business. ·« In addition, Latin and wom- ;en's caucuses were lo in e e I separately with McGovern to air grievances that they--and their favorite issues--aren'l being represenled in his campaign. - In Ihe balloting, Shriver was given 2,DI)6 of the commitlee's Suthorized 3,016 voles. - It appeared lie might be elected unanimously. But then, Missouri Gov. Warren Hearnes cast bis stale's 73 votes for Eagleton, and Oregon cast four of its 74 votes tor maverick Democrat Wayne Morse who is trying for a Senate comeback. Guam had nobody present and its three voles weren't counted. : Shriver. 5G, former director of the Peace Corps and of Ihe anli-povcrly program, a former ambassador to France, and a Kennedy in-law, oullined Ihe Democratic campaign m accepting the nomination: 'We intend to go out and ask of our young people npl just to protest against inadequate schools - but to - teach children; not just to complain-about the quality of law'enforcement, but to . enlist : in our overburdened police-.forces and to, join tlie staffs of prisons; not just to make speeches about the Third Woild, but to seive abroad m a revived Peace Corps, not just to talk about love, but to work with Ihe ictarded, the "iderly, the lo'nely, the ill, the blind, and millions of hungry children on Ibis planet. "This is what America at its best has been," he said. "That is what we will be again." Senate Buries No-Fault Car Insurance WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tlie Senate has;sent back to com- 'mittee a bill to establish a na lional syslem of no-fault automobile Insurance, apparently killing any chance of congies sional action this year "Eveiybody knows what this motion, is all.about," Sen. War- 'en Magnuson, ,D-Wash., manager of the bill, told the Senate. 'It buries the bill, simple as t h a t " By a 49-40 vote Tuesday night he Senate approved a motion Sen Roman Hruska, R 3, lo send Ihe Commerce Committee measure to the Judiciary Committee for .her study. Sens. Sam J. Ervin'Jr, N.C.; Mariow Cook, R-Ky., Sli-om Thurmond, R-S.C., gued lhat objeclionable provi sion's and serious constilutional questions about the bill deserve study by the lawyers on Judicial y But, Magnuson countered, the 17 lawyers on Commerce are just as able ; as the 17 on TAKE A LOOK AT SCHOOLS The TIMES' 33rd annual Back-lo-School edition will be carried in Thursday's edition of the newspaper. Information provided by educators and prepared for publication by the TIMES will cover all facets of the swiftly approaching school year. Bear Bites Rogers Boy MOUNTAINBURG -- A nine- year-old Rogers boy was treated and released Monday aflernoon at Washington General after being bitten on the linger by a bear. Delbert Jacobs, son of Mr. and Mrs. Norman C. Jacobs, 737 N. Third St., Rogers, was taken to the Mountainburg hospital by the d e p u t y city marshal, Carl Van Horn. Van Horn said the mother told him Ihe youth was bitten while feeding a bear at the Jungleland Zoo, on Hwy. 71 north of Mountainburg. Van Horn, who was off duty, was passing by when the incident occurred and stopped to give assistance. fur., D , and ar- Judiciary. ' This is a real blow at the American consumer," Magnu son said. "It affects every American' home." The insurance-lobby pressure,- he added, 'must have been strong." WILL TRY AGAIN "Everyone was giving. .... Ihis pious explanation 'I'm for no fault, but Magnuson continued. "We'll have it back on the floor again in January. The insurance industry was divided ..on the measure, -with the biggest car insurer, State Farm, neutral.. Such insurers as Aetna and Nationwide favo_ no-fault; Allstale and Travelers are opposed. A large segment of the trial- lawyers' profession is against the concept. The bill would do away will most court suits arising from traffic accidents and would re quire . companies; to promptly and automatically pay claims within limits of $25,000 each for medical and: 'rehabilitation expenses and S85.000 for losl wages. The industry collects $14 bil lion annually in premiums anc pays out $7 billion. Seriously injured victims recover only ah estimated 16 per cent; of their actual losses through court "ac tions, according to a trans portalion Department sludy. Ten states.have adopted no fault-type plans, but only Flort da and Massachusetts have laws which approached the federal goals in the bill. Mas sachusctts drivers in two years have had a 42-per-cent reduction in bodily injury premiums. Deadline Opinion LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dep uly Atly. Gen. Rodney Parham said loday that Gov. Dale Bumpers does not have authority to extend the deadline for paying personal property taxes from Oct. 1 to Ocl. 2. The Oct. 1 deadline falls on a Sunday this year, and Gary L Brewer, ah aide to -Bumpers, had asked the .allorney goner al's office if Ihe governor coulc issue an cxeculivc proclama lion selling Ihe deadline on Ihe following Monday. Parham said \ a s authorized the governor to extend the lime for payment of taxes In certain circumstances, but no in the case cited by Brewer. --AP Wlrephoto BEFORE START OF ILL-FATED VOYAGE ... An-'Powllj\20, admires name oj twin-hulled vessel shortly before the family set sail on world cruise Death Ends A Dream Voyage TITUSVILLE, Fla, (AP) -Kim Powell loved Ihe romantic lure/; the adventure and the freedom of the-sea.-For years he dreamed of sailing the world with his family and he built a b o a t ,Ior the .challenging journey. ·'. .: But less than two months after the family and a - f r i e n d set forth, the dream- has 1 been shattered on .a reef in. the stormy Caribbean, the boat splintered, Powell and five others missing and feared dead. The tragedy came to light this week when the U.S. Coast Guard reported wreckage of Powell's 50-foot catamaran, the Tapiti Nui,.had been recovered near Glover's Reef off the coast of British Honduras. New School Attendance Policy Adopted By Springdale Board SPBINGDALE -- In a five- and-a-half hour session Tuesday night that went into the early hours of the morning and was marked by : one members walkout, Ihe Springdale School Board hammered out a high s c h o o l attendance policy essentially the same as the policy in effect at the end of the last school term. Responsible for the lengthy session 'which ended after 12:30 was discussion of .an open campus policy which was finally deleted from the proposals. '· As the discussion lengthened and tempers shortened, Joe McKim meeting walked out after Board of the member Jim Cypert said he had a feeling lhat McKim thought he was "casting pearls before swine." (He was referring to M c K i m ' s defense of his presentation of the suggested open campus policy). As Cypert said he wanted to say a few words. McKim, who had risen at the initial remark, strode from Ihe room muttering, "not lo me." i The disputed open campus policy as originally proposed read: "Open campus (applicable lo senior high 'school only). Students will he permitted to leave campus at noon. If a ; student has a. free period, he may, with written permission from his parents filed at Ihe beginning of the semester, leave the campus during this period. Attendance to activity period, scheduled at the beginning .or end of the school day, is not required." After adoption of the attendance policy, Dr. Guy Nelson, a University of Arkansas staff member in the Division of Continuing Education, elected to the school board in March, read a statement of education philosophy questions and that a list of the board members might ask themselves in forming education policies tor the future. The questions included: "Do we consider young people as individuals or numbers?" and "Do we consider teachers able and competent in their fields?" Obviously aroused by the tone of the Nelson slatement, Waller Turnbow, the board president announced that he was in agreement with the educational philosophy presented but was not in agreement wilh some points which he called a matter of individual policy on how put Ihe policies to work. . Nelson Ihcn said he felt " (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO As The Sex Barriers Tumble Down Uricle Sam Seeking Women Warriors By ROBERT A. WASHINGTON DODKIN (AP) You've come a long way, baby, ;and now Unclu Sam wants ·you-- in the Army, Air Force, .Navy and Marines. ; As an enticement, long-stand- ·ing sex barriers lo promolion and assignments have been ^dropped as the armed forces, 'though somewhat reluctantly, ·iinvo begun to recognize women 'ns equals. With a changing cyo toward ;m o I h c r h o o d , ·recently allowed Ilia military fcmnlc offl- .cors and cnllslctl women lo do 'whnt many women do-- have 'children find wise n family. · There arc female generals '·nri Admirals. Women soon will serve aboard ships at sea, and Ihcre may even be the rustle of skirls nt West Point and Annapolis In Iho ture. not-loo-dislant fu- Four years ngo, Ihls wns unheard of at Ihc Pentagon. If Ihey wcrcn'l nurses, women were limited mostly to being sccrelaries in . uniform. The highest rank was colonel. Pregnancy meant automatic discharge, whether married or single. Secretary of Defense Melvln H. Lntrd Is responsible for many of Ihe changes. Since lak- IDR office in 1009, lie hns pushed Imrcl for cental opportunity, not only for blacks and olher minorities, but for women as well. T h e women's liberation movement has had some Influence, but Ihe military also has realized thai as draft calls wind down, Ihe services will need women to help meet their needs in tho transition to an nil- volunteer force next year. At present, HOOD women serve In the armed forces, accounting for nboul 1.5 nor cent of tho .(olal number of Americans In uniform. "By bringing hi more women, tlin Army will be ablo to reduce Ihc number of men required In non-combnt Jobs," explained Brig. Gen, Mildred C. Dnllcy, director of the Women's Army Corps. She announced Monday that WAC strength will double to 24,000 by 1978 as women are put to work as missile-repair crewmen, radar technicians and virtually all other Jobs ox- ccpl those Involved In combal. The Navy went a slop furlhcr Tuesday witli orders from Acini. Klmo R. Xumwall Jr. lo prepare to welcome women aboard fighting ships at sea. Ratification of the amendment guaranteeing equal rights lo women will sink nearly 20p years of Navy tradilion, Xunv wait predicted, As a slnrl, Iho admiral ordered nil Navy billets opcncrf lo women along with the midshipmen programs on college campuses offering Ihc Nnvnl Reserve Officer Training Corps program. The Air Force was Ihe first to open ROTC programs lo women and Ihc Army will do so in September. While the Marines have Issued no recent public announcements of Ihcir Attitude toward women, Ihcy too are recruiting females. The new, liberal approach lo women in uniform has produced one reverse twist: civil Ian husbands of scrviccwomen were recently given the OK to shop in Ihe commissary nnc! Post Exchange, Just like military wives. Missing are Powell, 59, his wife Jo-An, 45; their children, rzu, James, 12, Glna, 8, and a friend, Debbie Gordon, 23, all of Titusville. They started the trip June 1 from this East Coast city, planning to. circle the globe leisurely in four or five years. An ardent sailing enthusiast, Powell twice before gave .'up jobs to sail the sea; A friend, Bill Nassau of! Ti- lusville, said: "Kim was a ' n u t about the water. He wanted nothing more-thanito take his family and escape from the problems of the world, jusl sail for the rest- of his life if he could." Powell .got his excuse . two years ago when he lost his job as a launch director for the tific expenments with sfia hfi dUung the voyage Asked if she felt the trip would he dangeious,»she re plied "How can we drown? Al my family walks on water." The non-family, membcr''b'f th group, Debbie Gordon, was i girl friend of Powell's oldes (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Bendix Corp. Kennedy. at nearby Cape Instead of seeking new employment; he began building Ihe twin-hulled boat in his backyard, designing the catamaran as he went along. TWO CABINS Completed last spring, the boat with had two , a 24-by-50-foot deck side-by-side cabins. Each hull contained a shower, separate loilet and a galley so two couples could sail together and "stay out of each other's hair," Powell said. Under billowing sails, the Powells tested their ship in the Indian River. For windless days-there were two diesel engines. They named Iheir magic carpet the Tapiti Nui, Tahitian for big double canoe." A few day's before they slart- cd on June 2, the Powells showed off their vessel lo newsmen. ^ He recalled Iwo earlier ' abandoning-civilization Irips across Ihe waters!" The first was in his early 20s when he sailed the Caribbean. Later, he and his wife and a child sailed lo the South Seas from California. "It's hard lo turn your back on a good-paying job, thinking about losing Ihings like senior!- ly, he admitted. "But it seems like the only people who get to do what they want are poor people." He described his financial condition as "impecunious." The greying, crcwcut Powell recited seafaring noelry and lalked about a legendary $60 million Cocos Island treasure long sought after by advenlur- crs. He said ho planned to look for It, probably wouldn't find II, "but wouldn't It be nice?" Daughter An, a prelly blonde, said she had packed a five-year supply of hair shampoo and lalked about conducting scicn- Board To Moor The Board of Governors of Washington General Hospital will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 In Ihe conference room at the hospital. Blame Fixed \ In Fatal Crash WASHING-TON "(AP) -- A p lot's attempt to fly in spite c known equipment deficiencie led to the crash in which h and 'all'.five of his passenger were killed on an approach t Harrison',, Ark., airport Marc 6, 1971, the National Trans portation Safety Board t said t day. · ·" ·/'.' Weather-service personnel;! Fayetteville, Ark., gave the p lot of the Beech 36 an incorrec weather forecast before takeof and Ihe weather in the Harr son area turned out to be'con siderably worse than forecast- sleet, freezing rain and fog, th board said. "Severe icing conditions .wer encountered," the accident re port said. "The aircraft was not'de-ice equipped." The pilot was Dr. Philli Deal, an orthodontist. The othe victims were his staff mem hers. They were enroute to clinic at Harrison. Prowler Chased Mrs. JoAnn Zion Road, Waldrop of telephoned sheriff's office Tuesday I report that she had fired Iw shots the nighl before at prowler on her back porch. She said she heard a noif. on the porch when she retire at about 11 p.m. She fired aftc she saw a man jump off th porch and run through a field. Lawmakers Under Heavy Pressure 1 . i: WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres- ures heightened on both sidej oday as Ihe House moved to- vard a vole on an end-lhe-war mandate coupled to a fore!in« TiilUary-aid bill. ' t' Neither side was predicting vhether the anti-war "amendment would survive, although ioth friends and foes conceded he House could echo the Senile and vole down the en lira ill. Again, the lineup was Wo close lo predict. "i "I think the foreign-aid billlls n danger whatever we do"," said Speaker Carl'Albert. ' i Passage of Ihe $2.I-bilhon for. oign aid, measure hinges on lha amendment directing wjthdraw- al of all US. foices from Ict- dochlna by the end of the year n return for release of Ame^i- can prisoners and a limited iease (ire tb' assure safe withdrawal of American forces. J The measure is one of tfro :nd the-war amendments be- 'ore Congress. The olhSr, stronger one would cut off .all funds for U.S. ,war operatic-Vis and provide for U.S. withdrawal from all parts of Indochina except Thailand within fqjir months if Hanoi releases Ampr- ican prisoners and accounts for '"'·Is missing inaction, AID BILL KILLED £', The Senate passed the milder amendment, then killed-lhe fSr- eign aid bill lo which it' was iit- lached. M i . But in a"quick turn-arourTd, the Senate passed the sliongcr end the-war^prov)S(on and also the-Pentagon procurement bill carrying it Because Ihe House veision of that bill contained fto end the war language, the package was sent lo a House Senate conference where it may languish wilhout aclion. 4 The House then became the forum as both sides stepped Ip their lobbying. ·/ The counter pressure drives ivere being conducted by Republicans under Gup Leaofer Gerald R. Ford and by a coijli- lion of anti-war congressman and peace lobbyists. The war-pullout mand|ta originally carried a deadlinefof Oct. 1 but backers announced during opening debate Tuesday that they will move to change-it to Dec. 31 lo keep Ihe issue out of Ihe presidential election. Front May By THE ASSOCIATED PREjS A cool front moving across Ihe slate was expected to hapg up stationary today, causing scattered showers!and thunder. showers through Thursday. | The'froht also brought cooler weather to Ihe norlhern half-if the stale. ?· The National Weather Service said Ihe front was located on?-a line from Mena lo Little Rock to Memphis early today. Hut was expected to stall in tho southern portion of the stale, Rain probabilities through Thursday were expected lo bo highest in the southern and cdn- Iral portions. The front produced sorpa heavy thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon. Marble-sized h|il was reported at a number of locations and there were several reports of golf ball sized hall. The Weather Service s a l d j a funnel cloud was sighted near Blcvins. ", Flames Destroy Tank Farm On Los Angeles Waterfront SAN PEDRO, Calif. (AP) -A 30.000-gallon tank was hurled 300 feet into Ihe air during p. raging (ire al a Los Angeles harbor lank farm. "It was one of the most awesome things I've ever seen," said Police Sgl. Albert l.ufio. The lank' went up during a three-hour blaze Tuesday night lhat destroyed 20 lanks conlnin-'liilo Ihe sky "like n'rocket,"-*' miles over Ihe vast harbor. 45 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, Contents of the burning tanks erupted with roars which rocked Ine area, ^ Officials said Iwo tiwtnen suffered fume Inhalation, while anolhcr received a knco Injury, Flro Cnpl, John A, SchulU Bald the 40-fooUnll tnnk shat ' " - ' Ing solvents. and acclntcs. Firemen cslimated damage at {500,000. Witnesses said the flames and n huge cloud of dense, black smoke were visible lor "You don't worry about Ifto explosion, all you're concerned about Is whore H conies down"' .Schult/ snld. Tho ' , tnHk dropped next to a warchoufc near Ihe Innks, '

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