Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 22, 1973 · Page 15
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 15

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 22, 1973
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Legislative Report SAN ANTONIO. Tex. (AP) -Army Capt. Johnnie Ray and his wife, Dorothy, have rededicated their marriage because, as she puts it, it was as if the former POW "were dead and ow he's alive." Ray, 25, from Pauls .Valley, Okla., emerged last week from a Viet Cong prison camp a n d was flown to the Army's Brooke Army Medical; Center here to be reunited with his imily. - - - i · Mrs. Ray, the mother of three, felt she might not see her husband again when the Army listed him as missing in action after the South Vietnam unit he was advising was overrun April 8, 1972, in Tay Niny By MORRISS HENRY State Senator I plan next week to Introduce a resolution, in the Senate calling for a two-year study of the system of assessment and collection of current and delin- j u , e n t real and personal property taxes. ' now he's alive." ; H o p e f u l l y , a special legislative committee would be able to come up,with a group of related suggestions to make the. system more convenient for U1UUIM you, more efficient for your ^ re ^ county officials'to operate and f am jiy. thus give you more for your locaKtax dollar. I have had under study several proposals during this session which would make some changes in the procedures of assessing and collecting taxes; but so have several other individual legislators. About 30 bills have been: introduced. Some o: them are somewhat broad in their application and others are merly a reflection of someone's personal pet peeve. · Being uncertain of what the final result might. be if some of the suggestions are adopte anfl.some are refused, I thought it might be better to let the Legislature study the entire matter and recommend a package proposal to the 1975 General Assembly. It's not the quickest route to some of the heeded reforms, but it may well be the safest. Under its new committee structure, the committees of the Legislature' will be meeting about once a. month anyway. There's no reason one of these committees can't investigate existing property taxing procedures, take testimony from persons with an interest in the system, and formulate a package of legislation based on ideas which'are put forward in public hearings. · The big advantage of this approach is:'that4t-would give us a ch,ance to merge -. the thinking of' the-assessors, collectors and county clerks ;-^- who are doing the: work -- with .that of the reformers and, hopefully, find some worthwhile changes which also" would be practical. Our .Arkansas :,socVeiy h undergone sonfe: drastic changes since the?-syslem of assessing and collecting was first formulated 'following the Adoption ol the 1836 Constitution. The most fundamental .crfange 'is that'.the system jyas set up to handle the state 'property tax -- and it was'discontinued in 1935; A number of- legislators are interested iri this sort of reform That's evident from 1 the number of bills which have been in troduced relating to the genera subject. However., a two-year study by a legislative com mittee is more likely to /produce practical long-range improve ments than the,kind- of;piece meal laws we : can enact during this session. Former POW And Wife Take Marriage Vows Second Time The brief ceremony in the Ft. Sam Houston chapel was 'mostly her idea" and Mrs. Ray, 22, bought a new white wedding dress for it. said Army Chaplain Robert Howerton ot Mountain Home, Ark. .She said she was as nervous as.when she and Johnnie Ray were first married four- and one-half years ago. the chaplain said. .At Ray's right hand was Army Sgt. Ken Wallingford, another Viet Cong captive who officials said had an adjoining "cage" in the same camp as Ray and was released at the same time. In the small au dience was a third ex-POW now at Brooke Army Medical cen ter. .Spec. 4 Keith Albert of Thi Ray himself appeared as nervous as if It were his first time at "the altar: He smiled when his slender -brunette wife appeared at the chapel door and the smiled at hfen later when she looked Into his face and began to repeat her vows. "She said it was as though he was dead and now he's alive. She even used .the word 'resurrection." according to Howerton, who counseled the Bapis! couple beforehand. "She was anxious for God to bless their reunion," said the chaplain. Asked if-'the couple plan a second honeymoon, the chap lain said, "I'm'sure they do." Has Heart Attack PASADENA. Calif. (AP -Maurice W. Meguiar, 63, chair man of'the hoard of Meguiar's Mirror Bright arid Mirror Glaze Polishes, died Wednesday a| parently of a heart attack whi! attending a convention in New Orleans. Final Plans For Bus Tour Completed ROGERS -- Final plans for a three-day bus'tour of South west Missouri and Eastern Ok ahoma were completed here Tuesday at a meeting of the board of directors of the Greater Beaver Lake Association (GBLA). The tour -- designed'to better acquaint 45 -business and professional , men from four Northwest Arkansas counties with tourist promotion in surrounding areas -- is scheduled' for March 6-fl. It will be sponsored by the GBLA, the agency that qualifies for matching state funds to b o o s t tourism in Benton, Carroll,' Madison, and Washington Counties, and the chambers of commerce in the area. North*** Arkamat TIMfS, Thurt., Hb. 22, 1973 · 13 rAYITTIVILLC, AM K AN t At Lee Zachary, executive -vice president of the Springdale Chamber of Commerce, is tour director. In a report t o the board Tuesday, Zachary -said the tour would include stops at Harrison. Branson. Springfield, Joplin. Miami. Tulsa, Musko- geo, and Tahlequah; the GBLA annually and spend an estimated $100 million. G B L A and Northwest Arkansas chambers sponsored a similar tour through central Arkansas a year ago. Ex-Slave Dies CHICAGO .(AP) -- Mary scheduled ?Jp Guess, 117, born into.slavery in night of March 6-,nd-Tulsa the ^$%^TF$£ evening of March 7. Watson, president of GBLA said the Arkansas travelers , _. would pay their own expenses CortOOniSt L/lOJ on the trip. "A secondary . purpose of the tour If to-bulM TALO ALTO. Calif (AP) - Wednesday. good will with our neighbors to the north and west," he said. Tourism is a booming business in Northwest Arkansas. A recent study by the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism reveals that about 3.5 million out-of-state tourists visit the four counties that make up Cloyd Jonathon Sweigert. 76, political cartoonist with the Sai Francisco Chronicle for 25 years, died Tuesday. The TIMES Is The Bait Buy For Your Advertising Dollars! DISCOUNT CENTER WEEKEND W H E R E Y O U P A Y LESS F O R T H E B E S T ' 2217 N. College Open 9 to 9 SPECIALS Prices Good Thru Saturday, February 24 Briggs.ft Stratton 5 H.P. TILLER Retail $239.95 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE NYLON WATER HOSE Retail $4.49 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE 2 Cu. Ft. PEAT MOSS Retail $1.49 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE Seeds Retail 27e 6 for HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE former Hanson family Members Are Convicted LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Four former followers of Charles Manson have been convicted by a Superior Court jury of armed robbery in what the prosecution said was ah attempt to obtain money and guns Manson escape from prison.' The jury of seven women-and five men deliberated four days before reaching . a verdict Wednesday. . The four were m the family" of Manson before his arrest and conviction in the murders of actress Sharon Tate and six others. Manson is serving a life term since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the death penalty-which he had received--was unconstitutional. The four are Catherine "Gypsy" Share, 30, Mary Brunner, 29, Kenneth Como, 32, and Lawrence Bailey, 23. They were charged with the 1971 robberies of a suburban Hawthorne gun ; store and a Covina beer distribution firm. The defendants were captured shortly after the Hawthorne holdup and a gun battle with 30 police officers. A phase of their trial to determine their sanity was to begin today. Deputy' Dist. Ally. Harland Braun theorized during the trial that the · defendants · stole 143 weapons :fr'om the 'Hawthorne gun shop' and $2.600. from the Covina firm to bolster.their efforts to help Manson break .out of prison ' . ; . Judge ; Arthur, Alacron ordered the jury sequestered during the jailer stages of Ihe trial after two jurors said they had received death threats. The jurors, a man and a woman, were excused from the panel. After the verdict was returned Wednesday, Alacron continued ·. the 'sequestration, saying a need'to lock up tfie jurors in "'ai downtown hotel was "still existent." HAND HEDGE SHEARS No. 5050 or No. 5059 RETAIL $6.95 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE · 6 - 1 2 PIUS Insect Repellant 2-OZ. Retail HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE PORTABLE BARBJ GRILL RETAIL $2.59 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE GRASS SHEARS No. 1976 or 1590 RETAIL $2.79 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE BURGESS FLASHLIGHT Batteries RETAIL 16« HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE POLYCORD FISH STRINGERS REGULAR 18« HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE CAPS COD PICKET FENCE HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE RETAIL 39c 6 for GRAPE VINES 2 PER PKG. RETAIL $1.98 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE O FRABUL FLOATING Minnow Bucket RETAIL $2.27 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE REBEL SINGLE SPIN RETAIL 97e HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE TACKLE BOX My Buddy On* Tray METAL RETAIL $1.93 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE 5 FOOT BOAT PADDLE RETAIL $2,37 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE LUMBER COMPLETE LINE f - of · BUILDING .MATERIALS ibelivsry Service J.. Available BinkArrwricard-MKter Charge K | Welconw ~ 1 We Also Have NEW HOMES Available in Several Locations KELLEY L.UMI .CO. Wen End of Township Road j'lt 2401'Nixth Gr«gg PKerw 442-2351 Best Butter BUCKTAIL JIGS RETAIL 49e HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE TRUE TEMPER SPINNING REEL NO. 727 RETAIL $12.37 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE PRABILL COLLAPSIBLE FISHING BASKET RETAIL $2.67 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE The Third Hand BRUSH ANCHOR RETAIL $1.27 HOWARD EXTRA DISCOUNT PRICE

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