PAGE 10 Uniformity stressed Smitherman endorses federal law reform bill T U C S O N D A I L Y C I T I Z E N John Connally 'Unbelievable' Connally write-in begins By United Press International Former Treasury Secretary Gov. John Connally today termed "unbelievable" a New Hampshire Democratic write- in drive on his behalf. But he didn't rule out accepting such a draft in the nation's first presidential primary Feb. 24. Connally, a former Democratic Texas governor and a 1972 convert to the GOP, commented in Tokyo on a drive launched in New Hampshire by conservative theoretician Richard Viguerie to get Democratic write-in votes for Connally two weeks from today. Connally, touring Japan, said he had "never heard of" Viguerie's move. Defense bill gets Ford OK WASHINGTON (AP) -President Ford today signed with reluctance a $112.3 billion defense appropriation, complaining about its ban on arms aid to the pro-American faction in Angola and saying he would ignore another provision he called unconstitutional. In announcing the signing, which will finance defense activities through Sept. 30, Ford said in a statement: "I am deeply disappointed that the Congress has acted in this bill to deprive the people of Angola of the assistance needed to resist Soviet and Cuban military intervention in their country. I believe this provision is an extremely undesirable precedent that could limit severely our ability to play a positive and effective role in international affairs." Special to the Citizen SCOTTSDALE -- U.S. Atty. William C. Smitherman today called for support by the legal profession for proposed federal legislation he said would correct the "chaotic" state of criminal law. He said the benefits for both the government and defendants in the Criminal Justice Reform Act of 1975 now before the U.S. Senate far outweigh criticisms that it would perpetuate secrecy and stifle civil liberties. Smitherman's remarks were prepared for delivery to the Scottsdale Bar Association. The 800-page bill -- largest piece of legislation ever submitted to Congress -- represents 20 years of effort by Judges, attorneys and legal scholars to make federal criminal law uniform and supplant "the present hodgepodge of statutory and judge- made law," Smitherman said. Among major provisions he cited: --Sex offenses. The bill severely restricts inquiries into the sexual history of the rape victim. It expands sex offenses to include those perpetrated against males. --White collar crime. Corporations would be increasingly responsible for crimes committed by their officers. Fines Agribusiness called too big for just farmers Food has become a national issue, and farmers no longer can expect to dictate America's agricultural policies, says Lauren Soth, editor of the Des Moines Register Tribune editorial pages. Foreign policy -- selling wheat to the Soviet Union, for instance -- and consumer interests coupled with environmental concerns are all part of the agricultural picture today, making agribusiness everyone's business, he said. Soth spoke about farm peli- cy at a University of Arizona department of agricultural economics seminar yesterday. These new influences could be beneficial to independent family farming as opposed to large agribusiness companies, he added. Since World War II, the trend has been toward ever larger industrialized farms owned by corporations instead of individuals. Tax laws, credit policies and emphasis on bigger and better technologies all have played roles in this trend, he said. Recent Iowa State University studies have shown, however, that from a production standpoint, bigger is not necessarily better. Large farms are no more efficient than midsized ones, he said. Removing the artificial -often government-sponsored -- advantages to large industrial agriculture can help keep farms in the hands of individuals instead of corporate giants, he added. Soth emphasized that he wasn't talking about the small, 60-acre farm, but the medium-sized, family-owned operation. Some types of farming -- fruit and vegetable growing and much of cotton, for instance --already have become so industrialized that they'll never return to single- family operation, he said. Soth won the Pulitzer Prize for editorial work and helped bring in Nikita Khruschev to visit Iowa in the 60's. would be as high as $5 million to "ensure that criminal penalties cannot be written off as a mere cost of doing business." --Governmental corruption. Persons who commit crimes to influence a federal election would be subject to prosecution. "These provisions would reach all of the serious 'dirty tricks' exposed in the course of the Watergate investigations," he said. --Sentencings. Punishment that now often "reflects the mood of the moment" by a federal judge would be strictly structured. Sentencing provisions would contain detailed criteria to guide the court. Phoenix orders 20 new buses PHOENIX (UPI) -- The purchase of 20 two-coach buses was informally approved by the Phoenix City Council. Each bus, consisting of two coaches joined by an accordion device, would accommodate 71 passengers, 20 more than a conventional bus. Suspicions reveal pot at school RIVERTON, Wyo. (UPI) Principal Darlene Berg didn't know what the green weed was that sprouted alongside a geranium in a fourth-grade classroom at Jefferson Ele mentary School, but she had her suspicions. She called police, who also had suspicions. 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