Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 22, 1973 · Page 6
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Northwest Arkanww TIMES, Thuri., F«b. 22, 1973 FAVmrKVILLC, ARKANSAS Widespread Corruption Claimed Narcotics Traffickers Said Busy In Mexico WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two congressmen say that narcotics raffickers. aided by wide- pread official corruption at all nit the highest levels, have urned Mexico into one of the most important sources of illic- t drugs entering the United States. They quoted U.S. narcotics enforcement agents as describ ing Mexico as "a major pro ducer, transshipment point am marketplace of drugs entering the United States. In relation t our drug problem, it is probably second only to France in attorney general conferred with U.S. officials last Thursday, hen three days ago moved po- ice and Army troops into the state of Sonora near San Luis, arrested 15 persons and confiscated 9.5 tons of marijuana and one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin. Murphy and Steele visited five Latin American countries early this year to study U.S. drug-control assistance for the House Foreign Affairs Committee. They said U.S. agents told Star Spangled Show Students of Mrs. Guy Rogers fourth grade at Bates School ji-esenteil a play entitled .'Slur Spangled Show" to note the hirlhilays of two former U.S. presidents. Wade Williams, so nof Mr. and Mrs. Don Williams depicted Abraham Lincoln and Casey Wil- liams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jtm Williams was George Washington. The two were featured with Christina Sutherland, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Sutherland as Betsy Ross in (he production. This year's program Is t h e last production for Mrs. Rogers who has directed an annual month-long study of (he nation's history during February for she plans to re- lire at the end of this school year. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Congress To Investigate School Bus Safety significance." Rep. Robert H. Steele. R- Conn., said that before Mexico's emergence as the key transit country for overseas heroin entering Ihe United States. Argentina had been the center for ., a t i n American narcotics smugglers. In recent years, he said, Argentine police have ef- 'eclively cracked down on the Prench-Corsican rings that had operated out of Buenos Aires. Steele and Rep. Morgan F. Murphy. D-III.. said in an interview that Mexican President Luis Echeverria Alvarez and Pedro Ojeda Paullada, his attorney general, are "sincerely concerned .sincerely interested in providing cooperation" in halting drug trafficking through their country. BIG DROP But after that level of commitment to stemming the narcotics trade, "there's a hell of a big drop," Steele said. The congressmen said U.S agents in Latin-America told them that "in a practical sense corruption in Mexico is so im bedded thai any solution to the narcotics problem would be dif ficult." Still, Steele said, the Mexican them that so-called brown heron, produced from Mexican Ten Red Ships Leave Haipong WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ten of 26 communist ships trapped in Haiphong harbor since the mining of North Vietnamese ports last May have left the harbor after the United States provided charts of the mine ield, the Pentagon has announced. "In our view, the map of the mine field was not enough in tself to guarantee safe passage." Pentagon press spokesman Jerry Friedheim --'··" Wednesday. "Apparently. .... of the ship captains decided it was worth the risk and the others followed after the first ship opium, has begun to appear in U.S. East Coast cities .where U.S. efforts in the Middle Eas created a shortage of Turkish heroin. TRANSIT POINT Previously, they said Mex can heroin had been found on) in the'^JVlidwest and West Coas the two congressmen als said they were told that Mexic is a major transit point for co caine, most of which is produced in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia. Murphy and Steele quoted U.S. enforcement officials as giving the following picture of official corruption in Mexico: "In general terms, corruption in the Mexican Federal Judicial Police can exist in any situation where the opportunity arises. The salaries paid to these men breed corruption "Every federal agent of any caliber knows that through his active participation in narcotics nvestigations. he will find substantial sums of money .. got safely through. Pentagon sources said the ships, which left during the last 11 days, apparently were empty. This the spokesman said. enabled them to ride high in the water and hug the shallower edge of the channel to avoid the mines. Little Effect MEMPHIS, Tenn. CAP) -Dollar devaluation should have little effect on soybean exports to common market countries, a French agri-.business executive said Wednesday. "We feel the devaluation move should have no great ef feet on our imports," sai( Dominique DeClercq of Sain Cloud, spokesman for a five man team from the Federatioi of the Common Market Oilseed Processors, a Europen econom ic community group. % · WASHINGTON (AP) School bus safety will come un- rter congressional scrutiny this the result of wide- year spread interest ;nd Senate. in the House Aid Ser lO'Brien Files jCountersuit i ills aimed at im- safety of school been ' introduced, .WASHINGTON (AP) - An ill million countersuit has been ffled by former Democratic National Chairman Lawrence q'Brien against two of President Nixon's campaign officers. !The suit against Maurice Slans, chairman of the .Finance Committee to Re-elect the President, and Francis Dale, chairman of the Committee foi the Re-election of the Presi dent results from the break-in aiid bugging incident at Demo- A dozen 1 proving the buses have some only requiring seat belts for aH passengers but most calling for broad federal safety standards. The most comprehensive legislation has been introduced by Reps. John E. Moss, D-Calif., and Les Aspin, D-Wis. Moss is chairman of the subcommittee that will cons'der the legislation. The Moss-Aspin bill would require the secretary of ctatic National here last June. Headquarters . Asians filed a $5 million libe stiit against O'Brien Sci tember, also in connection will the Watergate incident. · In his countersuit, O'Bnev claimed Slans and Dale file their suil "to cloud public dis cussion of the serious criminal and tortious invasion of the defendant's rights. . .and e£s his exercise of First Amendment rights." O'Brien's suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court, asks $1 rnillion in compensatory damages and $10 million in punitive damages. Vermont Ratifies 27th Amendment MONTPELIER. Vt. (AP) -Vermont has become the 28lh state .to ratify the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 30-mcmber Vermont Senate ratified the proposed 27th a'mendment on Wednesday by a Vote of 19 to 8. The House gave its approval earlier in the legislative session. · The amendment, which states that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged because of sex, must be ralified by 38 states before it becomes a part of the Constitution. lorlation to establish safety tandards for school buses vithin six months after enactment of the legislation. Standards would have to be developed for emergency exits, n t e r i o r protection, floor strength, seating systems, windows, windshields, fuel systems md the crashworthiness of the oody and frame. The Department of Trans portation would be required to procure an experimental pro lotype of a bus for researct purposes within 13 months o enactment. The bill would als require a report and an inyesli galion by the National Trans portation Board of every schoo bus accident in which anyone i killed. Similar legislation has been introduced in the Senate. Moss said Hie subject of school bus safety was high priority on his subcommittee's agenda but thai il would he placed behind no-fault insurance and bills dealing with automobile warranties. The National Highway Traffic Safely Adminislralion said Tuesday it expects all types of buses manufactured after Sept. 1, 1074. to meet new specifications calling for stronger, higher and safer seats on passenger buses. A spokesman said many bus accidents, such as the receni school bus crash near For Sumner, N.M., in which 19 per sons were killed, "have been marked by progressive failure of seats under the weight of oc cupants being thrown forward by the force of impact.^ "Get with the Girls who moke it" FABRIC CITY TAX NOTICE ; The Tax Collector's Office will be open February 19 for Collection of 1972 Personal Property and Real Estate. 1973 Improvement District's. Your statements will be in the mail by the end of February or middle of March. 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