Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 21, 1973 · Page 1
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INSIDB- For Women 3 Editorial 4 Sports 25-20-27 Comics 30 Classified 31-32 Entertainment 34 113th YEAR-NUMBER 213 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1973 LOCAL FORECAST- Local Weather Clear and cool tonight with- lows In upper 20s; Thursday fair and mild with Wghs near 55 degrees; sunset today 6:04, sunrise Thursday 16:66. Weather map on page 17. PAGES-TEN CENTS Movie Control Ordinance Approved . . · · · · \ * ^^^ -. : Board Okays Industrial Site Sale By RAY WHITE TIMES Staff Writer The Fayetteville Board of Directors Tuesday night voted to sell a 60-acre tract in the Fayetteville Industrial Park to Armstrong Brothers Tool Co. of Chicago for $125,000 over the objection of Mrs. T. C. Carlson Jr., who alone opposed the sale. At a special meeting last Tuesday, the board voted, 7-0, its intention to approve the sale. Mrs. Carlson went against her State EOA Men Lobby pledge of last week to vole for ;he sale, saying she objected :o the lack of a long-term option tor the city to repurchase the land. The board rejected several attempts by Mrs. Carlson to alter the sale contract tentatively agreed upon by Armstrong, which announced last week it would construct a dropforge tool plant here this year. The board also adopted an ordinance that would prohibit the showing of "nudie" mo on city drive-in screens. It rejected, a motion by I Carlson . to . shield the sere from view whether the mo were mostly nudist or not. Joe Borders, who mam d r i v e. - i n s at . Fayettev Springdale and . Rogers Commonwealth T h e a t ( Inc. of Kansas City, said firm could live with the ado ordinance. "It's not much but at 1 With Heavy Loss Of Lives Israelis Down Air TEL AVIV (AP) -- Gunfire and about. a dozen miles f for r s his it's something," said Bob R. Garner of Route 2. who originally raised the issue in December after the 62 Drive-In Theater showed two nudie movies. Borders said his company made a mistake in playing those pictures here and cancelled plans to show additional films of that nature even before the matter was brought to the board. The board also rejected an Another Reunion At Travis Capt. Henry F. Fowler Jr., a released war prisoner, is greeted at Travis Air Force Base near Washington by Ms wife, Christiane, of Palo Alto, Calif. Fowler was shot down over North Vietnam March 26, 1967. (AP Wirephoto) January Food Prices Take Massive Jump For Funds By Kenneth Dalccki TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Charles J o h n s o n , director of the Washington County EOA, spent Tuesday lobbying on Capitol Hill in an effort to keep President Nixon from agency and others. killing his WASHINGTON (AP) -- The N i x o n administration, disclosing that food prices last month took the biggest jump in a generation, says consumers might consider going meatless one day a week, or maybe switching from hamburger to cheese. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz said Tuesday : that retail food prices in January rose the most in 20 to 25 years. The in crease, he told a farm meeting, will he announced later this ·week by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. On Capitol Hill. Arthur F. Burns, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, said consumers worried about the high cost ol meat, might try cheese until President Nixon's actions to curb food costs become effective. "I have nothing to suggest in the meantime .except possibly that the American public wil be just as well off if it spent less on meat and more on cheese," Burns told a congres sional committee. "On a purely voluntary basis I think we Would bejust as wel off if we had one meatless day a week," Burns said. CATTLEMAN'S VIEW C. W. McMillan, executive vice president of the American National Cattlemen's Associ alion, said Burns' proposal wai more jawbone than cheese. "It's part of the jawbonini that's associated with the ad ministration trying to get bee prices down," McMillan told reporter. iButz. speaking to the openinj session of an annual Nationa Agricultural Outlook Confer ence. said the Consumer Pric Index to be announced late this week will show retail foo prices went up last month "2 t 3 per cent or something lik that." Further, Butz said, some big city reporters will interpret th rise as even larger, at an an nual rate of 24 to 36 per cen which would be "grossly un fair" Because'such a projectio does not explain seasonal var ations and volatility of farm prices. "During the last two month we had seasonal wintertin rises in farm prices, large' due to weather and Iran Standard Eased WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th Supreme Court today grante the states considerable 'leew from the one-man, one-vo standard in apportioning the legislatures. Without fixing a preci mathematical formula, the ju tices ruled 5 to 3 that the devi lions from perfect equality c« be greater than in the drawin of U.S. congressional district- rtation shortages," Butz said. Newspapers and press stories ave blown these seasonal onthly rises into preposterous nnual increases." The monthly food-price an- ouncement by the Bureau of abor Statistics traditionally is oseiy guarded until released by the agency in its monthly CPI report. Premature disclosure by Butz of the January figures was interpreted in some quarters as prompted by his determination to help head off adverse comment on policies aimed at controlling food prices. warplanes hit a Libyan passenger plane, today and forced it down with a loss of about 70 lives, sources reported. military MORE MILD DAYS AHEAD y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A few light showers may occur in the southwest sections of Arkansas'tonight and in the south Thursday, but the National Weather Service says little change is expected in the weather pattern of the central and north sections. Another weak low pressure trough approached the state from the northwest this morning. Highs over the state Tuesday ranged from 50 at Harrison to 62 at Texarkana E a r l y morning readings under clear to partly cloudy skies ranged from 31 at Memphis to 43 at Harrison. POW Release Under Study SAIGON (AP) -- The United States today asked North Viet nam and the Viet Cong to re ease 140 more American pris oners of war before next Tues day, U.S. officials reportec after a meeting of the Join Military Commission's subcom mission on captured persons. . "They said they would taki our request to their author ities," one American officia said. "The date, lime and ar rangements are to be worker out." The Communists freed 14 American military and civilia personnel on Feb. 12, an Hanoi released another 20 Feb 18 as a gesture of appreciatip for the visit of U.S.;presidentia adviser Henry A. Kissinge: The Communist side now hold 422 Americans in North an South Vietnam and Laos. Kissinger said after the sign ing of the cease-fire agreemen that he expected the POWs t be freed in four groups of abou the same size, with one grou handed over about every 1 days. Under this timetable, th (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) iving notice that he ;eek reconsideration. House Balks On Aid Action LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas House reflected Tues- ay a division that held out the agencies^ rospect that House agreement n a state aid bill to cities and ounties may not come easily. The first reflection came when the House refused to ap- rove the local government aid ill backed by the cities and ounties that has already leared the Senate. The appropriation of $20 million in each of the next two fis- al years needed 75 votes for House approval, but mustered nly 54 supporters. Thirty-two epresentatives voted against he bill. However, Rep. H. Woody ;iark of Forrest City kept the "iill alive for another vote by might Then the House later sat as a Committee of the Whole and, in an effort to forge a com- jromise, narrowly recommend!d amending a rival, adminis- ration-endorsed bill to provide 119 million In state aid in the lext fiscal year and $19.5 mil- ion in the following year. But that action, on a 38-34 vote, was only a recommenda- ;ion and the House must vote igain on the amendment when At be needed to attach the amendment to the bill. LOWER ALLOCATION Without the amendment, the administration bill would allocate $18.2 million in the first fiscal year and $19.5 million in the, second. Rep. Jimmie Don Mcffissack of Star City, sponsor of the amendment, said Gov. Dale Bumpers had told him he would sign a measure c o n t a i n i n g t h e McKissack amounts. Bumpdrs had offered the $18.2 million and $19.5 million as a compromise after vetoing the bill that would have allocated 7 per cent of state general revenues to the cities and counties. That measure would have provided up to $28 million a year in state aid. Rep. Charles Honey of Pres- c o l t , s p e a k i n g against McKissack's amendment, urged (CONTINUED ON rAGE TWO) Johnson and representatives from five other Arkansas EOA groups met Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt and other members of the Arkansas congressional delegation. They were among several thousand persons here to head off the president's proposed dismantling of the Office of Economic Opportunity, the agency which funds EOA activities. "We want our delegation in Congress to be fully aware and see what can be done to continue the good program we have," Johnson said after meeting with Hammerschmidt, Sep. Bill Alexander, and Sens. J. W, Fulbright and John L. McClellan. ''; -. Johnson sale) the lawmakers were sympathetic but hot sure what they can do to save local The incident took place about 12 miles from the Suez Canal in the occupied Sinai Desert. The Israeli military spokesman said 13 survivors were taken to a hospital. The plane apparently was en route from Cairo to Beirut. The spokesman gave this account: --The Libyan 727 entered Israeli airspace 50 miles from the canal over the Mediterreanean coastline, and flew over Israeli military positions. --Israeli warplanes rose to intercept the aircraft and opened fire after the pilot ignored orders to land. The plane was hit and forced to crash- he canal. The .pilot of .a Lebanese air- .iner flying four minutes behind .he Libyan.plane said he heard the pilot say on the radio, "We got hit.."..The Lebanese pilot said in Beirut that there was no indication the Libyan plane was off course.. Airliners flying between the two Arab capitals customarily make a devour that adds an extra 35 minutes to the one-hour flight. A high-ranking official source who refused''to be identified said the pilot of the Libyan aircraft answered orders to land his plane by saying; "I'm not taking orders from Israel." He said the pilot was killed in the crash, -but- the copilot survived. Libya,-far removed from Israel's frontiers, has never been reported, -in · active aeria" combat against Israel. Libyan troops however, are reportedly stationed jn Egypt and Leba- on. Lybia's commercial airlines usually are operated by French rews. A spokesman for Air France said in Paris that according to his information the cockpit crew of the Libyan jetliner were Frenchmen flying under contract ararngement with Air France. The crash-landing was believed to be the first time a Libyan aircraft has been caught in the Middle East dispute. It came only 12 hours after Israeli commandos returned from a raid on seven Arab guerrilla bases in northern Lebanon. Military sources said the plane went down in the barren (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) attempt by R. L. Utley to reinstate provisions banning obscenity from indoor theaters as well as drive-ins. The board also amended the Planning Area Map to conform with the Beaver Water District service boundry between Fayetteville and Springdale. Mrs. Carlson abstained from voting. The board tabled or postponed action on the following: -- Consideration of the city manager's study. "Taxicab Service for the City of Fayetteville," which was tabled until March 6. -- Consideration of an amendment to the General Land Use Plan to add some residential areas along Hwy. 62 west. · -- Rezoning a 1.4 acre Speedway Grocery site on Hwy. 45 east to commercial use after area residents opposed it. Died for lack of action. ' : UNIT DEVELOPMENT -- A Planning Commission proposal to reduce the acreage in a Planned Unit Development, pending an explanation Feb. 27 by regional planners. - ·; -- Consideration of a $1 "head tax" ' on passengers leaving Drake Field after Donald L. Grimes, city manager, said he believed the issue would resolve itself in favor of the city^ Tabled until March 20. 23 business items for consideration The OEO was established under the administration of President Lyndon Johnson, and unlike other federal agencies, it operates directly under the White House. Johnson said the situation is particularly critical in view of the time the congressmen have to act. LOCAL FUNDING The Nixon administration favors giving additional revenue sharing funds to states and local communities and leave the funding up to local officials. Johnson noted a new revenue sharing.proposal to do that is "nowhere near enactment." He said the Fayetteville-based agency would come to an end of its $141,000 yearly federal operating grant in October. He told the representatives and senators that there are no local sponsors of "Headstart, Neighborhood Youth Corps, Family P l a n n i n g a n d Community Organization. "I want to know how they (the Nixon Administration) arc going to pick up delivery of it takes up the bill itself, that time, 51 votes will c e r t a i n services." Ham- Five Going On Three merschmidt said. "It is unclear what Congress can do about the OEO phase-out being put into operation by the president." Fulbright told the Arkansas group that he intends to hold up foreign aid legislation in his Foreign Relations Committee until Nixon spends the money Congress has appropriated for domestic programs. Johnson called this tactic "our great hope." The group, which Includes Wallace Smith, director of the Northwest Arkansas Economic OoporUinity Agency, and Robert Whitlield, state director of the OEO program, was to fly back to Arkansas today. The Kienast quintuplets of Liberty Corner, N. J., who will celebrate their Ihird hlrth-1 day on Saturday, are shown last summer as they played In pool at their home. (AP Wlrepho(o) Signs Letter Jay Westmoreland, a tackle from Dallas, Tex., Skyline, has signed a letter of intent with the University of Arkansas, the universily said today. Westmoreland is 6 foot 4 and weighs 240 pounds. He was signed by Coach Jack Davis. Laotian Cease-Fire Signed; Effective At Noon Thursday VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -The warring Laotian factions today signed a cease-fire agreer ment scheduled to take effect at noon Thursday, or midnight EST tonight. The terms are similar to those of the 1962 Geneva Accord, which stopped the fighl- ing in Laos for a lime but brought no lasting peace. In addition to the cease-fire. I n t e r i o r Minister Pheng Phongsavan said the-agreement calls for: --Formation of a provisional government of national union, with half the cabinet posts go Ing to rightist and neutralis non-Communists and half to th Communist Pathet Lao. Prino Souvanna Phouma, the 72-year old neutralist premier who ha headed the government sine 1962, is expected to retain Ih post. --Formation of a mixed polil ical council to organize elec tions. --Release of all prisoners an withdrawal of all foreign troop within 90 days. Some 300 U.S airmen are listed as missin (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Arab Bases Are Raided By Israelis TEL AVIV (AP) -- Israeli ommandos raided two Arab guerrilla bases at the northern nd of Lebanon today, more han 100 miles above the Is- aeii-Lebanese border. The Israeli military com- land said "dozens" of guerillas were killed. The loll re- orted by guerrilla sources in .ebanon ranged from 15 to 26, with more than 60 wounded. Israeli said its only casualties were eight wounded, but a guerrilla leader said: "Enemy osses .were heavy, far more han the Israeli Radio is admit- ing, and included a number of dead." The guerrillas said the Israeli attack force numbered 350 roops and engaged the Arabs n "savage hand-to-hand fight- ng." The Israeli command said the argets were guerrilla bases in two Palestinian refugee camps at which terrorists were trained 'or attacks abroad, including he three Japanese who massacred 25 persons at Tel Aviv's nternational airport last May and the Munich Olympics kill- PREMIER ANGRY Premier Saeb Salam of Leba non said the attack was "an mirage" and came after a ,ime when the Israeli-Lebanese Border had been particularly quiet. He told his parliament that the raiders left a number of delayed-action bombs in the camps. He said the Lebanese army rwas searching for, and defusing, them. Foreign Minister Khalia Abu Hamad said Lebanon would complain to the U.N. Security Council, but foreign ministry sources said a meeting of the council would not be asked, Salam said that, so far, there were 12 known dead, but many persons were believed buried under the rubble of buildings destroyed by the raiders. Israeli Radio said the bases (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Of the scheduled Tuesday, only nine were considered and foiir of those were deferred. The meeting lasted 4VS hours until midnight. ' Th mayor called a special meeting for Feb.. 27 to complete the agenda. Mrs. Carlson objected to ths sale of Industrial Park land to Armstrong because there was no option to eventually returrt the land to the city. ; She argued last Tuesday at a special meeting to consider the sale that the city should lease the. land, and not sell it. But she.voted then to approve ' . . . . . Mrs. Carlson suggested last night that the 'city extend'the repurchase option to 199 years but Stanton said. "I wouldn't sign a, contract, like that and I assume they are a lot smarter than me." . MAYOR APPLAUDED ; Mayor Russell Purdy drew; scattered applause when he remarked that "it seems to me about three years ago the Board of Directors passed a resolution that this property was to be sold. Now the Industrial Park Committee has come up will} a fine industry and my in* clination is to kiss 'em on botlj cheeks and accept it." · "My inclination is not to mov? ;hat expediently," Mrs. Carlson said. ; She also suggested that the company be required to place electric utilities underground but R. Dale Christy, executive head of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, and 4 member of the Industrial Parli Committee, said the pattern had already been established to put utilities above ground. ·' Stanton moved to leave the section pertaining to utilities untouched and R. L. Utley seconded. : The motion to leave the contract unaltered carried by one vote, 4-3. with Carlson, Mrs. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Rogers Pleased WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State William P. Rogers today hailed the cease-fire in Laos as an important move tovyard an over-all peace in Indochina and said U.S. bombing there will halt by midnight EST tonight. Rogers, appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee just after the Laos cease-fire agreement text was received here, said he had no( had time .to study it in detail. · But "I am very pleased to b«j able to confirm" that a Laos cease-fire to go into effect noon" Laotian time Thursday (midnight EST .tonight) has been reached by the rival Lao paiv ties, Rogers said. Legislature Acts On Judicial District And Banking Bills LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas House completed legislative action Tuesday on a bill to split the politically troubled 5th Judicial District and the Senate approved a bill to allow branch banks to offer the full range of banking services. The judicial district measure would create 'a 20th District ot Faulkner and Conway counties, presently in the 5th District. Remaining in lha 5th District would be Johnson, Pope and Yell counties. The branch bank bill cleared the Senate on a vote of 33-0 despite the warnings of some legislators that the proposal might rtlfle the chartering of new banks. The bill was passed last week In the House. In another action, the Senate voted 32-0 to approve the compromise bill that would raise workmen's compensation benefits from the,current maximum of $49 a week to $C3 on April 1. Benefits would go up again to amaximum of $66.50 on July 1, 1974. The full-service branch bill, sponsored by Rep. W. H. Thompson of Marked Tree, was endorsed by the Arkansas Bankers Association. It would amend the current law under which branch offices can act only as tellers windows. The branch banking bill was approved after the Senate adopted an amendment by Sen. Eugene "Bud" Canada of Hot Springs that would exempt Gar and County banks from the aw for three years. Canada said his amendment 'would give a newly chartered sank that has not yet opened its doors a chance to grow and develop." Canada said the new bank, which he did not name, was "surrounded" by branch banks and would not be given "a fair chance" if the branches were allowed · to expand Into full-service banks. Canada is listed as one of the officers of the Grand National Bank at Hot Springs, which is expected to open in the near future. There are two other banks In Hot Springs. The bill must now go back to the House for concurrence In Ihe amendment. The Senate passed the workmen's compensation bill without debale. A chief objection had been ;hat neither current law nor the placed a ceiling to limit the liability of employers for payment of benefits for death and total, permanent disability. Under the compromise agree ment, the bill had been amended in the House to limit the employers' liability In these case; to $50,000.. Benefits paid beyond these limits would be financed from, a special $200,000 appropriation'that is to be established by a separate bill. The vote was 5745 on the 5th J u d i c i a l District measure which had been endorsed by the Arkansas Bar Association. The bill, which goes to Gov. Dale Bumpers, would create a new judge's position in the 5th District, but would leave Pros. Atty. Alex G. Streett of Russellville as prosecutor of the district. The Circuit Court judge of the 5th District, Russell C. Roberts of Conway would become judge of the 20th District and a new prosecutor's position would be created in that district. Also approved by the House Tuesday was a bill that would stiffen penalties for drug law violations. The 82-11 approval completed legislative action on the measure which was recommended by an unofficial committee ol legislators. The bill would establish min mum sentences for the sale of lard narcotics, such as heroin, and certain opiates, and some other drugs. In another Senate action Tuesday 'a proposed family planning act by Rep. Boyce Al- [ord of Pine Bluff that declares state policy that "all medically acceptable" contraceptive procedures, devices and information should be made available through legal channels to everyone was approved on vote of 2S-1. A chief feature of the bill would be to make contraceptive devices available through the state Health Department.. In for. mation on contraception wouk be made available through the Social Services Division, other agencies and the colleges and universities. On a vote of 27-1, the Senate )assed a bill that would provide a supplemental appropriation of 5277,921 to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. On a vote of 28-0, the Senate passed a bill that would extend the state's code of ethics law to apply to city, county and school district officials. The law, passed in 1971, now applies only to judges and state officials. The law states that no public official or state employe may use his position to secure spe clal privileges. The law also requires offi cials to disclose their financia interests. In another action, the Senati ipproved a bill that would es? ablish minimum bookkeeping irocedures for county offices; The measure passed on a vot4 of 26-0. i Sen. Bill Walmsley ot Bates' vllle said the bill was "an at» tempt to get better bookkeeping practices in some of our county offices." '·- Also approved by the Senatoi was a bill that would allow the sale ot 2,842 acres of surplus.' forest land at the state Tuj. b e r c u l o s i s Sanatorium a t . Booneville to the Westark Are4, Council of the Boy Scouts ol America. The measure passed on a vote ot 25-0.

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