Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 9, 1972 · Page 4
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 9, 1972
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"That Reminds Me, Senator-How Do You : Stand On Gun Controls?" The Public Interest Is Tht First Concern of This Newspaper 4 * WxJniidoy, Aug«t 9, 1972 Good Citizens i i i-' To the 87 law graduates who passed the B?r examinations recently, congratulations I They are now ready to start careers, mostly, tt^s hoped, in Arkansas where they received their training and their degrees. ^' As 'they enter professional life, some thought as to how they may benefit their communities and their state as well as them- Jeives is tailed for. Lawyers have a unique role to play in citizenship. .Many of them, jnay enter politics; others will serve in a number of capacities as members of committees, boards and commissions. Each will have the opportunity to be a good citizen as well as ·a capable attorney. Too often these days college graduates go into businesses or. professions with the main, if not the only, objective to earn mon- jey and live the easy life. There is something beyond this to think about, and the commu- hity where they live can be a better place Because they give of their talents for the p'ubHc. good. ; The new professional men and women can iielp build excellent reputations not only by ·being good lawyers, but by being good citizens 'AS well. More Policemen "~ According to the Commercial Appeal* since jTan. 1 in Memphis there has been a 29 per cent increase in crime. f The newspaper said that figures prepared for the FBI's uniform crime report show there were a total of 17,167 major crimes in ^lemphis in the first half of 1972 compared to 13,331v in the first six months of 1971. Jlurder~ and non-negligent homicide was up AQ per cent; robbery 35 per cent; rapes were hp 94 per cent; assault 12 per cent; burglary 27 per cent'; larceny, 38 per cent; and auto theft lour per cent. i Chief of Police Price'says the principal treason for the sharp increase is that he has manpower troubles. * ., "We'have fewer patrolmen on the streets, .and I think that .would have a bearing on it," lie is quoted as saying. I There are now 1,031 patrolmen, compared '.to 1,154 in 1969. Obviously,-'a drop in manpower doesn't ^ead to'all the increase in crimes in Memphis, ;but surely it must play a part. Policemen on £the job make a' difference. ;· A^cffntrast between 'the situation in the t iTennessee city and Fayetteville is marked. ·JHere the crime count. is' under control. But ·as this community-, grows, as it will, addi- itipnal manpower must be recognized as an ^absolute must.' -"·'·' ;,. Chief Hollis Spencer will need more men, ja;good .many ofcthem, as,timesgoea:bn. .They jwill cost money. They; must be trained and. '^tested and paid once they are on the force. :*And the time'to consider the need is now -Inot after a situation develops such as now jfaces Memphis. ' .-. ·" f; It is a public problem, ohe v which" mem- .;bers of the city Board of Directors recog- fnize and want to do something^ about. The vfuture need is recognizable; how to meet it in rtime is the present question before the house. Preserving Beauty | Although there appears to be some contention over the state of the wall at .the Iponfederate cemetery, surely nobody disputes the holes should be repaired and the jbeautiful site placed back in first class condition. ·J The peaceful scene deserves to be preserved, and all hands should be extended for this purpose. I A tourist attraction, the lovely setting '·is worth time and effort on the part of Everyone to see that renovation is accomplished. ? The Confederate cemetery has received loving care of members of the Southern Me- 'rnorial Association down through the years, £nd has been the scene of annual observances ;jvhich have attracted large numbers of people. .Many have at heart the continued upkeep and preservation of the site. : How much will it cost to restore the .stone wall where it is down ? .- Undoubtedly the Association members will take the lead in seeing that the work is done ·provided money is available to finance the :cost. Perhaps the Chamber of Commerce .could take the lead in seeing that funds needed for this project are raised -- after all no great sum is necessary, and the Confederate cemetery is a public attraction. · 2fartffut?at Arkaitaaa (Sim** 21Z N. East Avc., Fayeltevllle, Arkansas 72701 Phone 442-6242 " Published every afternoon except Sunday Founded Jnne 14, 1860 Second Class Postage Paid at Fayetteville, Arkansas MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ; The Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for republication of all news dispatches crediled 16 it or not otherwise crediled in this paper and also .the local news published herein. f- Ml rights of jrepublication of special dispatches jierein are also reserved. \~': SUBSCRIPTION RATES ~ Per Monlh {by carrier) $2.40 :MfMl rates in Washington, Benton, Madison counties '·'; Ark. and Adair County, Okla. Sjmonths , ^.^ j 5 .o tt 6;months , ...y $1100 'l^YEAR '.. .-..,,. $ 20 'oO .City Box Section , -. '.'...'. $24.00 i ! Mail in counties other than above: '3 inonlhs $7.00 « months ,. ;... $13.00 i.YEAR .' $24.00 · ..;·" ALL MAIL SUBSCRIPTIONS MUST f r -. BE PAID IN ADVANCE Area Forming By JOHN I. SMITH The disposal of human sewagfr, both urban and rural, is not the only source of pollution of our streams, springs and lakes. Bill Rush, nn employe of Ihe Pollution Control Commission and whose office for a large section of Northwest Arkansas is in Prairie Grove, is greatly concerned about some phases of farm pollution. He gives Ihe impression of being considerate of the farmers' needs lo produce animals (poultry and other farm .animals) and lo make a profit in doing so. However, he is also concerned by certain phases of the excessive concentration of animals in small areas. He cites the illustration of , several thousand swine being kept on a small acreage of land, and the drainage-from this establishment ruining' springs a considerable distance away. He is also concerned with the improper disposal of dead turkeys and chickens from farms which produce them in numbers running up to 50,000. Even with healthy flocks of turkeys or chickens, or with large herds of swine, the ex- peeled mortality can run into the hundreds. Even one per cent of 50,000 is 500, and what can the operator do with 500 dead fowls? . DISPOSAL METHOD One acceptable way is to send them as rapjdly as possible to the rendering plant near Siloam Springs. This; company has regular pickup roules, but one who has great numbers could possibly afford to do his own transporting to ' the rendering plant to get them out of the way before the pickup truck arrives. Another satisfactory method is to use a farm incinerator. Of course, this takes, a fair- amount of. gas, and gas costs money, but many farmers use them. We-have not noticed any wood burning incinerators, but the farms that have a reasonable amount of timbered land surely could build a satisfactory wood burning incinerator. The worst of all melhods which Rush objected to is the throwing of these dead animals into. streams, or onto other people's wooded land. As a matter of fact, he has the authority to bring such violators before the courts. SITE SELECTIVE Anolher melhod being used is the disposal pit. The ASCS office pays a substantial portion of the costs of these pits, if proper application is made in advance and the construction done accordingly. These pits are walled and covered with concrete. An air tight odor-proof opening is provided at the top. The bottom of the pit is open to the earth. This fact necessitates lhat the Soil Conservation Service examine the selected sile to determine if the soil is satisfactory. If a rock strata or ledge is present that would take Ihe decaying materials a long distance, and other physical features unsatisfactory, the site would be rejected. The future of this method of animal disposal should be watched closely for defects in polluting of the underground streams of water. H appears to us that a shallow soil burial in ditches could be made to succeed. The shallow ditches could be dug with bulldozers or back hoes, and the cast off material c o v e r e d thoroughly. This m e t h o d would leave the decaying organic matter within reach of plant roots. It buried shallow enough, perhaps 16 inches, worms and other soil life would aid in rapid destruction of the cast off animals and a rapid return of the material to the useful soil layer. Pollution is primarily a question of concentration, and concentration is becoming the main method of production. Therefore, every melhod of disposal of the dead animals must be scientifically looked into. The m o r e produclion is concentrated, the more serious will become ihis problem. Ohiy P6QR,le Cda Cut In; Military Spending The Washington Merry-Go-Round ;' Telecommunications Policy Eyed By JACK ANDEKSON WASHINGTON -- Two years ago, President Nixon set up a special office in the White House to coordinate telecommunications policy. This caused quiet apprehension that the .president intended to exercise more personal control over radio-television matters. Such a thought, a spokesman assured us, was the last thing on the president's mind. We have obtained a fascinating memo, however, which suggests otherwise. . The memo, intended for the eyes only of a few advertising executives, indicates that the president would like to stack the regulatory agencies with people who will go along with his telecommunications policies. Specifically, he would like to replace FederalTrade Commission Chairman Miles Kirkpa- Irick, Federal Communications Commission' Chairman Dean Burch and Federal Communications Commissioner Nicholas Johnson with appointees more on the White -House wave length, according to the memo. This would increase the president's influence' upon the radio- television industry. The memo was written by Alan Katzenstein, one of the managers of the Needham, Harper and Steers advertising agency in New- York City. His memo, summarizing conversations in Washington on July 27, quotes Brian Lamb of the White House telecommunications staff as saying: .FCC SHAKEUP? "The president and his staff, are unhappy with appointees who appear to support and promote measures that would u p s e t the existing tree- e n t e r p r i s e a n d marketing system. "Lamb twice made the point that great care will -be taken in selecting replacements when vacancies occur in-the regula- t o r y agencies, implying especially Kirkpatrick, Burch and Nick Johnson." Lamb characterized Burch as "unpredictable in actions and in the way he will vote." according to the memo. Johnson, on the other hand, "predictably lakes the opposing side." The memo suggests that the newest FCC commissioner, Richard Wiley, might relace Chairman Burch. Wiley is described as "clearly a favorite of the administration and will be considered for the next opening of the chairmanship." Katzenslein acknowledged to us that the memo was authentic. Lamb also confirmed that he had talked to Kat- zenslein on July 27. But both men insisted the memo, while covering the correct subject matter. overstated Lamh's remarks. In Review AUCTION V O G U E . Joan Vass, "Auctions: Anatomy of a Season, "A r ( in. America, July-August 1972, p. 19. "At first glance the recession does not seem to have affected the international auction scene as it has the art galleries, but closer examination reveals that a shortage of cash in the middle a n d upper-middle income groups and high insurance rates have had a definite impact on the market. Some Americans are selling rather than storing their precious objects, particularly their jewelry. Many such objects in the middle price range are being prosperous Germans, Swiss, Italians and Japanese... Another important and controversial trend is the sale of collections by institutions. This past season the Guggenheim Museum sold 64 twentieth-century paintings, watercolors and drawings, including 47 Kandinskys.... The Museum of American Folk Art sold a choice collection of over a hundred pieces at the New York Coliseum in March." "The w o r l d w i d e recognition of American fine and decorative arts is strongly reflected in recent auction records; all periods are now being collected by Europeans. The sale of Pop works to German and Swiss collectors has been much publicized.... The auction scene also reflects a growing nostalgia in our society--a need to look back, even it it's not very far back. Almost everything is collectable--from kitsch to Kan- dinsky; from unreslored vintage cars to almost new computers." " I - can't speak for the president," Lamb told us. "I made this clear to Katzenstein." Katzenstein, after receiving a call from Lamb, also partly repudiated the memo. "I don't think I can stand up in court under oalh and say this is what the gentleman said. These were merely my impressions a day later," Katzenstein asserted. PAPER AVALANCHE An avalanche of government forms has overwhelmed the Selective Service System's new acting director, Byron Pepitone. Not-long after he took over the agency from Dr. Curtis Tarr three months ago, the hapless Pepitone found himself bogged down in paperwork. He was a victim of the bureaucracy's penchant for collecting forms. The filling and filing ot forms, you see, occupies a lot of bureaucrats who draw good money from the taxpayers for their efforts. But Selective Service headquarters got more forms than it could handle after instructing local boards last January to send in computerized copies of draft classification forms. SNOWED UNDER Headquarters was snowed under with these forms -- 4.5 million of thern by official estimate. Grudgingly, the top brass concluded their computer couldn't handle the deluge, so they processed only forms for 18 and 19 year-olds. This, meant that 2.6 million forms -- all neatly typed and submitted by the local boards -- had to be thrown away.. Many local employes had worked overtime to .type these complicated forms only to have national headquarters pay their employes overtime to destroy them. Cost to the taxpayers: an estimated $30,000 in needless mailing and computer time alone. Footnote: When we first called Pepitone about our findings, he denied the boondoggle. "We may have destroyed some forms improperly filled out, but certainly their numbers are not in the millions," he said. But within 24 hours. Ken Coffey, a spokesman for Pepitone, called back and admitted that we were right. "We had just too many forms," he said. (C) 197Z Unllcil Features Syndicate, Inc. lly CLAYTON K1UTCHKY WASHINGTON .- As ;ox- pcctcu, Sep. George McGovern fnllcd iu his effort lo gel (ho Senate lo |iut n · cellmj! on military spending, but ho succeeded hi, mnkinj! Iho point that ho will he.,driving honiu when Iho presidential campaign gels unclerAvny; The point Is if HID Amcrlcun people really · want military expenditure held down, ns nil Ihe opinion polls say Ihey ilo, they will have'to make themselves heard at Ihe polls; Otherwise, Congress, dominated by the military-Industrial complex and a niililnry-nilndod administration, will'continue to give tlie Pentagon everything it asks for and then some. Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird told the Senate that If McGovern's long-range defense program was put inlo effect, "Congress would have lo direct that the Defense Department spend -Jl billion on white tings so we could 'run Ihem up all over. Ihe world, because the result would be surrender." Yet, when McGovern offered Ills amendrnent' to the military procurement bill'all he asked was" lhat defense appropriations be held to last 1 year's record level of $77,0. billion. That is h a r d l y "unilaterial disarm a m e n t 1 ' or "surrender." Nevertheless,' it was soundly defeated by the old coalition of Republicans and ''.Southern Democrats." ·'· - ' · · · ' " ' NAME-CALLING Honest men .caii differ on the size o! our defense establish- ' menl, but it won't help .if Laird' and others think the best answer is to .call their critics traitors and cowards.Ml is an issue which seems to resist logic and reason. Even respect for public opinion is shunted aside. "I do not .believe," Sen. Me- · Govern said, "it would be right for the Congress to increase military spending barely three months before this presidential election. That would be a blatant attempt to make more difficult the turnaround in military outlays which voters have Ihe right to make a judgment on." The Democratic nominee told the Senate that "in the coming presidential c a m.p a i g n ,-the voters will have a clear-cut c h o i c e between President Nixon's efforts' to raise military spending very substantially over the course of the next four years and my own position that Pentagon waste and extravagance can be cut and more They'll Do It Every Time © PROSIACAM SIZE OP WHAT WEREffT THESEDRAPESIN ,PROBIA! H ONE SW1VELOF M/ WOTHER-1W- IVHERSWAKUJKE LAW HASN'T MISSED fT uf {ha avnlliihlu pulillv resources directed lo mecllng Iho ninny domestic problem!! piling up." , NO LIMITATION Ills (ippcaMi) put off ftirlhor Inci'cnsos until tiic voters'could s peak fell on clchf car«. A. tow days liUoi-, Laird wns om- holdcncd · lo tell Iho House, "I will mnko ia strong' i\ case I can Hint national security spending should 1)6 exempt trom tiny kind of limllntion," !n shoil, the sky Is the limit,; The administration has rnndo much ot "winding down Iho war," bringing 500,000 troops bnck from -Vietnam nncl reaching new arms limitations agreements wJlh 'Russia, What is puzzling is why, In the face of lliis, military expenditures should go up rnlherlhnn down.' Congress' own Invcstlgntlvo arm, the General Accounting O f f i c e ' provides par!/ at Iho answer. It found that, through w a s t e , extravagance : ^artd inefficiency, Ihe ; cost 'Of 77 major weapons systems /had cost : $28.7 billion · more than eslimated. The report'covered - o n l y about half of lheM4t w e a p o n systems under development. HIGHER ANP HIGHER The final cost will lotal at least $IG2 billion. Since. J93 billion of this has not yet even been, appropriated, it is easy to see why Sen. M c G o v e r n believes lhat . Ihe military budget will be $100 billion ,,a year by 1975 If the people don't call a halt to jl. Sen. Willarhv. Proxmire '(D- Wis.O. say s .the : $28,7. .bjlHon . overrun.on; weapons -systems -is really closer to $36.5'billi6ri. Ha also charges lhat the Pent a g o n ' s reaction lo Sen. M c G o v e r r i ' s program f o r mililary reductions Is "much more rhetoric t h a n ' defense analysis." The new spending program ' includes billions for" more aircraft carriers. This was tco much for even an administration supporter,' -Sen. William Saxbe (R-Ohio), who described the carrier as "the dodo of modern . warfare," which "you can si n k with'' a motorboat." Still, i n ' l h e criiX7 he voted against lhe McGoveru ceiling on higher expenditures. The lesson of all this is, that' the only hope of curbing Ihe Pentagon lies in Ihe White, House. . . ; ' . - . ' . , ' . " "I think," McGovern says, "that is going to be the chier; test of the n e x t president -whether he can stand tip, lo the military. And I-don't, mean the Russians or the Chinese*.-1 J mean our own." , '·" From The People Historical First To the Editor: The TIMES (Aug. 2)" has an abbreviated news story to the effect that Aetna Life Casualty Company of Hartford, Conn., announced the issuance of the first variable life^ insurance policy in the' United Stales -- to a medical clinic in Little Rock for'an employes' pension plan. T h e Participating A n n u i t y Life Insurance Company, an Arkansas Corporation, sold the first variable annuity life insurance policy available to the general public in October, 1954. This company was organized by Billy Graham Dr. Harold A. Dulan," of 1 Fay- elteville, and its. original ofr: ficers and , directors were, foe the most part. Arkansans n primarily prominent men fronft" this area. ·· - ··: ·';,, The company- was eventually acquired by the Aetna interests, and was renamed .on- Oct. \, 1971. Variable annuity life ins u r a n c e may become a significant medium for in-, vestment and, in the interest of historical accuracy, the. pioneers in the field should not be overlooked. Jack F. Diggj" Fayelleville ' This Is My Answer Why is it that churches get divided over the choir and the music? It sems to me that singing is part of the worship, and that it doesn't" become C h r i s t i a n s to always be bickering about the music in a church. When we have a youth fellowship there is always "talk" about the choir, and it always seems to he critical. Why is this? Your help will be appreciated. A.S. The choir has been called by some "the infantry of the church". Of course you are right, this bickering situation about the music in Christ's church should not exist. Perhaps the reasons are many. In the first place, musicians arc as a rule sensitive, emotional people. If Ihey were not. they perhaps would n o t be musicians. But, musicians like everyone else should consecrate their talent, their sensitivcnes and their emctiffns lo Christ. There is From Our Files n o t h i n g worse than u n - c o n s e c r a t e d emotion, anJ unregenerated talent'. .· The second rea.son.for division over church music ' is that people have various tastes in church music. Some like the old, standard hymns, others prefer anthems, and the young, people perhaps favor the folS or rock type of Gospel song. ' Church musicians should all mejnorize and write upon Iheib hearts these words ot Paul la the c h u r c h of Epresui: 1 "Speaking to yourselves ift psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your hearts lo the L o r d . ' ' Ephcslans 5:19, Whatever musical medium we prefer, we should remember that we are singing, not Just lo people, but in priase and adoration lo Ihe Lord. If wo get our musical priorilies sorted out, songs of praise, whatever .sort they are. will be one of life's greatest experiences. How Time Flies 10 YEARS AGO Counly farm leaders from all o v e r the stale convened yeslerday at the University for the 15th annual officers and leaders conference of Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Continued and increased individual participation in public 15 YEARS AGO An estimated crowd of 1.000 witnessed the crowning of Miss Joyce Warren as "Aqua Regina," queen of Ihe Springdale Waler carnival, last night at the Springdalc swimming pool. An early morning fire one mile south of Lincoln this morning look Ihe life ot R 46-year- 25 YEARS AGO Springdalc is going lo have, one of the most modern and hest telephone plants in the country, como the first of- the year, That wan the word from .John W. Carter, Iho Boll Compnny district mniwgor at I'orl Smith, this mornlnK. ' one-room fidiools In affairs in Ihe United Stales wai urged last night in a dinner address by Gen. Alfred M-. Gruenther at the Ml.'Inn Motor Lodge. Dwighl Holcomh. 25, of Sprlngdale, has been named administrator of Ihe Madison County hospital. old woman ns it destroyed a rural home. Three other persons escaped with their lives. Tlio victim was nn invalid. National Guiird moved Inlo first place in the city Softball League last night nt Hiirmolt Park ,by Irouncins Naval Reserve and nee hurler Poagua. 5-3. ·* Washington County BUI) do not" hnvc teachers, County Supcrln--' Undent J. It. Kcnnnn said 1 today. 1 U n l f of nil drowning accidents- occur In r u r n l nrcns, nnd llio'^ innjorily of all Infant drowning*' nccyr nn furras, County Agency; Kenneth S. Bales commoted: todny.

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