Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 19, 1969 · Page 3
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 19, 1969
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**» ttSt WMTMtt MMftMl · MM THE WEATHER Elsewhere During First 89 Doys Legislature's Controversial Bills Reviewed By THE ASSOCIATED PRES HlfhUwPr, Albany, rain 73 35 44 Albuquerque, rain .. $9 4» Atlanta, cloudy .... » 52 Bismarck, clear .... 65 40 Boise, cloudy 57- 37 Boston, rain 72 42 1.36 Buffalo, snow .... Chicago, clear ... Cincinnati, rain .. Cleveland, rain .., Denver, cloudy .. Des Moines, clear Detroit, cloudy .. Fairbanks, M .Fort Worth, clear .. 72 Honolulu, M M ... -Indianapolis, rain .. 62 34 .43 Jacksonville, cloudy 88 63 Juneau, rain 46 38 Kansas City, clear .. 49 37 Los Angeles, cloudy 70 56 Louisville, cloudy ..71 45 ... Memphis, cloudy ... 60 58 .18 Miami, cloudy .... Milwaukee, clear . Mpls.-St.P., clear . New Orleans, clear . . New York, cloudy .. 64 58 .23 T .11 , 52 30 1.02 44 38 .14 , 69 40 .69 . 57 36 1.25 . 68 43 .. . 60 33 .. . 50 6 .28 , M M M 44 M 38 .03 .10 .72 83 77 42 36 61 37 . 75 S3 By ED SHEARER UTTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas General Assembly ltd numerous opportunities during the first 19 days of the current Ifislativt session to bring to votes bills that would hamstring Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller or the Republican party. However, only a handful of the measures have cleared both chambers so far, but the lawmakers could consider others when they return from a three- week recess on May 5. The most controversial bills on the list were those changing the law dealing with the designation of the majority party in the state and transfering the Local Affairs and County Audits Division of the state Administration Department to the Division of Legislative Auditing. The House also defeated a bill that would have provided Rockefeller with a $500,000 a year contingency fund, but several members said this would have done regardless of who sat in the governor's office. The fund was established dur- However, Rockefeller vetoed the measure and a motion to override failed in the lower chamber. Rockefeller also vetoed the bills that made the Democratic party the majority party by law and transferred the audit division. Republicans were labeled as the majority party in 1967 when Rockefeller assumed office since the law provided that the label go to the party receiving the most votes in the preceeding gubernatorial election. The new law declares the majority party to be the party holding a majority of the state constitutional offices. Democrats hold five and the GOP two. MOST HEATED The audit transfer bill became one of the most heated in the session when both houses approved it without debate. However, some House members be came angered at what they considered "railroading" the bill and they offered, to no avail, stiff opposition to the motion to audit the association. The Senate also approved a bill to strengthen its hold on confirming gubernatorial appointments. The measure would require that during periods whe the General Assembly is not in session, the governor would have 10 gain the approval of a senator living in the district of the appointee before the individual could begin serving on a board or commission. The House had the bill under debate last Friday before the recess but did not bring it to a vote. Weather Forecast Rain and showers are d u e tonight over part of the Pacific Northwest whi|e more rain is expected from Pennsylvania through New En- gland. Minnesota, North Dakota, west Texas, Colorado and New Mexico should have showers. Parts of Northern Arkansas are included In the shower forecast. Elsewhere generally sunny and warm weather will prevail. (AP Wirephoto) Okla. City, cloudy .. 64 40 Omaha, clear 59 36 Philadelphia, cloudy 73 64 .37 Phoenix, clear 90 62 .. Pittsburgh, rain .. 75 44 .98 Ptlnd, Me., cloudy - . 6 5 30 .39 Ptlnd, Ore., cloudy . 58 45 Rapid City, clear ... 72 46 Richmond, clear ... 71 61 .62 St. Louis, cloudy ... 59 39 .71 Salt Lk. City, clear .. 56 34 . San Diego, clear ... 65 49 San Fran., clear ... 58 59 Seattle, rain 53 42 .11 Tampa, cloudy .... 83 69 .55 Washington, cloudy 71 65 .12 Winnipeg, cloudy ... 63 41 (M--Missing; T--Trace) Bloodmobile Will Be on UA Campus Campus Violence Hurts Move Drive To Lower Voting Age Gains Momentum By JOSEPH R. TYBOR | Associated Press Writer A drive to lower the voting age from 21 is gaining momentum in several of the 40 states where it is a live issue but campus violence is causing a backlash that could halt it. Legislation on the subject is pending in 38 states and constitutional amendments are before the voters in two others to be decided by referendum in 1970, an Associated Press s u r v e y showed. "National leaders have come out in recent months in favor of lowering the voting age." says state Rep. Jim Beatty of North Carolina. "The public is more conscious of the issue and there is increasing sentiment for it. But legislators in some states say student violence and disorders reflect an irresponsibility and immaturity that will work against passage of such legisla Won. And the crop of beards am long hair among the nation s youth also is having an effect on the debate. "If we're going to give these youngsters voting privileges they should look like citizens. said Wyoming state Sen. J.W Myers. Four states have a voting ag lower than 21: Georgia and Ken tucky. both 18, Hawaii, 20, am ^"'IMPLICATIONS The political- implications o any widespread change are or vious. There are roughly 11 mil lion Americans between th ages of 18 and 21. There were 7 million voters in the last pres dential election. In some state! the number of potential new vo ers is substantial. In New York a change to 18 would mean ap proximately 800,000 more elig ble voters. In California, the fr ure is close to a million. On Thursday the Minnesot roved a proposed constitution mendment lowering the state's oting age from 21 to 19. A proposal to lower it to 18 is pending n the a Senate committee. The state's governor, Harold eVander, a Republican, who as said he will sign either bill, old the legislature: "It is time o quit preaching at the young · o become interested while locking them from becoming nvolved. Let us let them in. GOOD CHANCE A resolution to lower th« vot- ng age to 19 was passed recent- y by the Ohio Senate, 30-3, and as a good chance to clear the louse. The resolution is supported by Gov. James A. Rhodes and both political parties. Beatty says there is an even ·hance his measure to drop the voting age to 18 will clear the North Carolina General Assem- A similar bill Gov. John A. Wyoming is the other state where a proposed constitutional amendment is before the voters those who vote must wear their hair "at a length and grooming to meet standards prescribed by the military service." But, the legislature turned him down. BOTTLED UP In Indiana a bill to lower th voting age is bottled up in com mittee because, according to th committee chairman. Sen. Mar [in K. McDaniel, legislators ar furious over campus violence. Supporters of lower votin age bills contend that giving co lege-age youths the right to vot will lessen student turmoil. "Giving them the right to vote is one of the most singularly im portant things we can do," say The Red Cross Bloodmobile ill be on the University cam- us for three days next week, eginning Monday and continu- « through Wednesday. Last spring 849 pints were giv- n during the campus blood .·ive and this year a quota of 000 pints has been set. The Bloodmobile will be set up t the Student Union Ballroom rom 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the bove days. Student organizations assist- ng are College Red Cross; Alha Phi Omega, national service raternity; Gamma Sigma Sigma, national service sorority, nd the Army and Air Force 10TC departments. George R. California Moscone, a youn Senate Democra bly this year, ailed in 1967. In Colorado. «v.. -Love, a Republican, teamed up vith his lieutenant governor, Mark A. Hogan, a Democrat, to serve as honorary co-chairmen of an organization to push for a ower voting age. . . . . The New Jersey Senate this week unanimously approved a November referendum on lowering the age to 18. Vote on the measure, which now goes to the Assembly, was 30-0. In Pennsylvania, the Senate has approved a constitutional amendment that would lower the age to 18. The House set the age at 19. Gov. Raymond P. Shafer. a Republican, supports the House proposal. And this is expected to prevail. The referendum cannot get on the ballot until 1971. In Montana state Sen. Joseph B Reber opposes a constitutional amendment to lower the age to 19. If persons 19 and 20 are allowed to vote, "they should get a shave and a haircut and from San Francisco. "It woul be a clear admission on ou part, on the part of the Estab lisliment, that we realize time have changed." Moscone's bill--submitted fo :he third straight year--to lowe the voting age ran into troub 'rom some lawmakers angr over student disorders at Sa Francisco State College and th University of California , Berkeley. The state Senate r jected his bill on April 9. Sen. Martin J. Schreibcr Milwaukee, sponsor of one three lower voting age bills the Wisconsin Legislator argues: "If we continue to den the right of young people vote, it's possible they'll be eve more inclined to join militant minority groups." But the legislature, which re- ing the last term of former Gov. Orval E. Faubus. It was -de signed to provide a source for matching federal funds in the event the federal government decided to finance the Ozarks regional development program. JONE'S BILLS Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones introduced in the Senate bills that would abolish the state Administration Department and prohibit state employes from receiving salaries supplementing that approved by the legislature. A bill similar to the Administration Department measure was also introduced in the House by Reps. Boyce Alford of Pine Bluff and Charles Honey of Prescott. Rockefeller cites the creation of the Administration Department as one of the outstanding accomplishments of the 1967 General Assembly. Neither overide Rockefeller's veto. The bill was introduced after Rep. Sterling R. Cockrill Jr. of Little Rock succeeded in attaching an amendment to a bill establishing an Association of Arkansas Counties. The association, composed ol county officials, would he funded by one per cent of a county's general revenue turnback. The controversial measure, which had Rockefeller's endorsement during a special session last year, became law without the governor's signature. Cockrill's amendment provid cd for the audit division to Petit Jurors Named For April Term f the bills. PROPOSAL KILLED A special constitutional revi- ion session of the Virginia Gen era! Assembly, which is cur rently in session, killed a proposal that would have allowed voters to decide whether to low er the voting age from 21 to 18 Voters in four states--Mary and, North Dakota, Nebraska and Tennessee--voted down pro posals last year to lower the ige. In New York, voters rejected a new state constitution contain ing a lowered age in 1967 bu Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller says IB will seek a constitutiona amendment to put the age at 18 In 1966. Michigan rejected an amendment that would have dropped the age to 18. In Florida last year, a plan to lower the voting age was omit ted from a proposed new state constitution after long debate The constitution was approved In Hawaii and Alaska, bill are pending to lower the age t 18 from 19 and 20 respectively. In Delaware, state Sen. Mar garet Manning tried unsuccess fully the past eight years to wi approval for a proposed const tutional amendment lowerin the voting age to 18. She sai she thinks it can win this year. house voted on the bill to abolish the department. Jones, one of Rockefeller's chief adversaries, introduced the salary supplement bill in an attempt to block the governor from paying some of his key employes more money than they draw from the state. Rockefeller has been supplementing some salaries despite being advised in an opinion from Arty. Gen. Joe Purcell that the practice is illegal. The matter has never been challenged in the courts. ATTEMPT FAILED The legislature also passed a bill to wrest from the governor the power to name the director of the Welfare Department, eaving that duty instead in the ands of the Welfare Board. Judge Takes Case Under Advisement EL DORADO. Ark. (AP) Circuit Judge Harry Grumpier took the case of Lonnie B. Mitchell of El Dorado under advisement Friday after six witnesses for the state testified during a hearing ordered by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The appeals court ordered the hearing to determine if Mitchell, a Negro who is serving time on death row at Tucker Prison Farm for criminal assault and robbery, had voluntarily confessed. He was convicted of assaulting and robbing a 76-year- old white woman in April 1959. Otis Henley, former State Police sergeant, testified that Mitchell confessed to him with out duress. Five El Dorado policemen testified that they had .not re ceived a confession from Mitch ell. Petit jurors for the April term of Washington Circuit court were announced today. Included on the list are 0. W. Rich, Dayle Howell, Fred Starr. Garland Wheeler, Lloyd Swope, Hosea Reed, Bill Drake. Billy Whitfield, Keith Gartman Hazel Boaz and Mrs. Dorothy Hildbold. all of Fayetteville. Dean C. Allen, J. J. Banks. Mrs. Roy Barbee. Tracy Barress, Miss Lucille Bartling, Kirby Bell. Hal Brogdon. Mrs. Ralph Brooks, George Casavan, Joe McKim, Earl Netherton. Louis Stokes, all of Springdale. Kenneth Horn. Michael Crider and Charles Bradshaw. all of Greenland; Thorton Buchanan and A.C. Williams, hoth of Farmington; Bill Sturdy of Lincoln; Don Skelton and 0. C. Wilks, both of Prairie Grove and Raymond Ray and Jimmy Ray Brink, both of Elkins. Business Notes Tyson's Foods of Springdale. has announced a IS per cent increase in the cash dividend on its common stock outstanding. At the regularly scheduled meeting on April 18, the Board of Directors of the company increased the quarterly cash dividend rate from 8 ^i cents t» 10 cents per share. The new rate is payable on July 15 to shareholders of record as of July 1. 1969. Consequently, the dividend change represents a five cents increase, from 35 cents to 40 cents per share, on an annualized basis, The Board of Directors also announced that J. F. Starr of Fayetteville. president of Chicken Hut Systems, has been elected to the Board of Directors of Tyson's Foods. Starr, 34. is also President of Starr Farms, an Arkansas-based leasing and real estate company. Prior to his affiliation with the Tyson organization. Starr was for many years a sales executive and more recently, a special representative for the Snerry and Hutchinson Corp. He is a 1954 graduate of tnft University of Arkansas. Veqos Duttv LAS VEGAS. Nov. 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