Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 19, 1969 · Page 4
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SIX K ArtatMi diflitf As i Ifcytfteittt. AfthftMt 44MIU . . · · · . . . . . HMMe wiry ·lienww cieeft *U«tr U. im Second Clasi PoiUge Ptid at Fy«ttf vUle. MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Th* Associated Press is exclusively entitled to tht ute for republicatlon of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited in this paper and also UM local news published herein. All right* ot republication of special dispatches herein are also reserved. SUBSCRIPTION RATES Per Week ............ (by carrier) ......... '... 45c Mail rates in Washington. Benton. Madison counties Ark. and Adair County. Okla. 1 months ...................................... 15.00 C months ....................................... * 8 5() 1 YEAR ............ ... ....................... *16.0» City Box Section .............................. J18.00 Mail in counties other than above: 3 months ....................................... S6.00 « months ..................................... tlO-5* 1 YEAR ........ .............................. 20.0» 4 · Saturday, April 19, 1969 See It By ALLAN GILBERT Lewis Epley Jr.. Eureka Springs attorney, reports that crab apple, dogwood and redbud in that picturesque community have never been more lush and beautiful. The flora of the Ozarks has. indeed, experienced an extraordinarily good year for blooming. Dogwood tours, of which there are a good many, should be amply rewarding this year. The wild azaleas are about ready for visitation, too. Tours -- whether in search of scenic splendor, the wild and wonderful rhododendron, historical values, or sporting events- are becoming more and more an "in" thing with today's restless public. For example, the Washington County Historical Society has a half-dozen requests on hand at the present time for guides with pertinent historical detail to help with busloads of visitors interested in the heritage of this section of the country. The Society, in fact, h a » asked the Chamber of Commerce for aid in establishing a "guide bureau," available to their original sit-in have been lost in the tur- direct bus tours of the area, and What Issue? Students for a Democratic Society, in the m i d s t of a confrontation with authority at staid old Harvard U., are reported feeling t|uite bitter that the issues which prompted From Th« Lessons In Nature To the Editor: The installation of Oml F»u- bus as President of Dogpatch. U.S.A. has iv«n rise U a ru- ^^MudrtTaiidtlNin. teUectuaU. * unta* to, gyn. iay. Tiny Tim « ptaw of honor in that park to tort of «ven things up. anything! could happen The chance* of « riot at Doguatch ii about equal to the chancei that the astro nauts will bring deadly lunar and right -- in one sense. But in another sense, the political overtones pose a threat. jous to the hi jinx around them, dedicated to the manufacture nonsense has himself become 10 outspoken, making enemies before our eyes. Which should be a lesson to us all. Don West NATO Flexs Its Naval Muscle; Russians, Too moil of faculty, administrative and police intervention. We sympathize with the SDS contingent, but can only suggest they join the club. Other members in good standing include: Ted Kennedy, whose recent interest in the welfare of the Alaskan Indians prompted an grounded well enough in local history to provide a commentary on major points of interest. Anyone desiring to take part in such a project may do so by getting in touch with T o m Lavender, coordinator for the guide service. . . . . . 1 1 - i ,*,,,,;»,,. tax o n private emu IIHACU- enormous political ruckus having no beanng d r j n k operations Y ou can't beat The city's Board of Directors is in the process of placing a tax on private club mixed- WASHINGTON MERRY-GO-ROUND on Indians. that for a good idea. Why, though, doesn't the The Foreign Relations Committee of the Senate, whose attempt to review the Fresi- would thcn establish mixed- dent's proposed ABM Safeguard system from drink operations. . .and more a scientific standpoint has now earned a spot taxes would be collected, in the middle of a thoroughly non-scientific and partisan tug-o-war. Not Even Minutemen Are Sure-Fire By DREW PEARSON JACK ANDERSON (C), 1969, By Bcll-McClure Syndicate) of a faulty pin in one of its umbilical connectors. By this time people in North Dakota beat a n y nearby gan to wonder whether t h e tern near Grand ForC.s, w i t h another installation near Great Falls. Mont., after the b i g cities balked The movie (based on Buddy Portis' novel) "True Grit," which started out as a convivial A crucial and fundamental point in the whole mixed-drink y - - , - . . . . T - , , , T i · j vote question appears to me to and parochial premiere in Little Rock, is end- h . tveHbcen over iooked by the ing up a political donnybrook with no relation chamber of Commerce (which to the script. is ducking the issue at t h e moment) and city hall (which hasn't really had to face up to the question, yet). Adopting t h e mixrd-d r i n k Recent Supreme Court decisions involving rights of the accused, religious freedoms, civil rights and freedom of speech, while based upon interpretation of the Constitu- proposition at the polls would tion, evoke responses based on almost even'- Rive this community a powerful thing else. This demonstrable reluctance by our society to stick to the. point unquestionably has x little something to do with the questioning ntliturlr younger generations are adopting toward t h e i r elders. What the youngsters haven't discovered yet, though, is that evading an issue is easier t h a n tackling it headon . . . and as one gets older, the easier way seems more and more appealing to most of us. Medical Bulletin lure for future capital investment, particularly of the topnotch, high-quality tourist attracting soil that the whole area sorely needs. Even if no one presently eligible for a mixed-drink permit wants t h e law adopted, the city would be wise to have it on the books for future development. I'm confident that had such a law b e e n on the books a decade ago you'd have seen some different (and better) ways of doing things in some of our shopping centers and commercial area developments. Getting the provision on the books now will help upgrarh important future developments. ABMs. At first the alibi for the ABM was to protect cities. When the cities squawked the Alibi was suddenly switched to protect the Minutemen out in the wide open spaces. The people of grand Forks are not unhappy about t h i s . They have become accustomed to living beside nuclear death. Actually, they are much more worried about floods than the nuclear death lurking nearby-especially the people of Grand Forks. For the Red River on which You don't notice them as you they live is one of the few that young, North Dakota Repub drive along the highway-unless flow north into Canada, instead ^ - - " - - -- O f south. F o r that reason floods are more serious. Flooding has been bad enough along t h e Mississippi and Missouri which flow south. But along the Red River the ice melts in the south before it melts in the north, so , that the water hacks up to a launch, facilities. We h d \ e pie- DREW PEARSON AND JACK ANDERSON S A Y : NORTH D A K O T A I S C H O C K - F U L L OF NUCLEAR MISSILES; PEO- P L E W O R R Y MORE ABOUT FLOODS THAN ABM: THREE MINUTEMEN HAVE FAILED TO FUNCTION GRAND FORKS. N. D. Between here and the Canadian border there are enough death dealing nuclear weapons buried in the soil to blow up half the world. giant rockets sitting so silen- ly in their nearby fields were really worth the billions t h e Pentagon had spent on them. The Minutemen testes w e r e supposed to leave their silos for a seven-second flight and land about 100 miles away. As a result of their failure, a very careful analysis is being made of the whole system, and acting Secretary of the A i r Force Alexander Flax has written a concerned letter about the whole business to Sen. Milton (Ed. Research Rpts.) Just as the Soviet Union is strengthening its naval forces in the Mediteranean. the North (NATO) will stage its biggest war games in that sea in recent years. No confrontation is predicted. NATO spokesmen in London on April 10 said there was no connection between the Soviet ship movements and the exercises. The NATO maneuvers obviously have been long in preparation. For several years the Russian navy has had a small group of ships in the Mediterranean. At the time of the Arab- Israeli hostilities in June 1967. the Red flotilla was reported to have reached a peak of 53 ships. A second build-up was observed last November. A Soviet fleet of 30 warships, including submarines and missile-equipped destroyers, sailed in March from Murmansk into the Atlantic. In t h e past two weeks the Red Mediterranean body has been reinforced from this group and from the Black Sea. Russia now has a least 40 vessels in the Mediterranean, including 14 submarines. At least seven destroyers armed with guided missiles may be added to that number soon. Kvcn as the City Hoard of Directors was pondering the possibilities of hiring a "transportation consultant" to investigate the city's t r a f f i c ills, a Chamber of Commerce committee i n v o l v e d w i t h existing industrial matters was m a k i n g a set of lay recommendations regarding some aggravating instances of the general malaise. The Chamber group, in c o n s u l t a t i o n w i t h the City Police Department, identifies several left-turn complications, which tend to become acute d u r i n g periods of heavy industrial plant employe t r a f f i c . With an eye toward lessening of the p a i n from this one aspect of the problem, the Chamber committee recommends t h a t t h e City Board install a three-way stoplight at the intersection of I h v y s . 02 a n d 71; and l e f t t u r n lanes at fi'2 and K a x o r l m c k Road. The.-'c suggestions appear reasonable and desirable. They are g r a i n s of a s p i r i n , t h o u g h , for a patient who belongs in the intensive -are u n i t . The newest of the W h i t e River impoundments. Beaver Lake has been a considerable disappointment to dock owners, investors and anglers the last two years as "hot" fishing has failed to develop. Gloom and anticipations of doom have set in. A new lake is usually unbeatable for tackle-busting bass in its early years. The normal slacking off of fishing occurs only after a maturing period of several years. Beaver, though, never has had the hut flashes experienced a t Norfork. B u l l Shoals a n d Tahlerock. N o t until now. t h a t is. Reports t h i s spring, though, indicate things are looking up. Local anglers have tied into some biR ones, and while fingers arc still crossed, so far this spring signs arc looking better and better. This could be the year the urea has been w a i t i n g for. If il is. llin publicity t h a i will accrue \ \ i l l he n a t i o n a l in scope and of enduring benefit. fieauT. more t h a n a great many H'iml fishing lakes, is in a w e l l The University, t h o u g h preoccupied these developed and populated region. days with tree-dwellers, brain-drains, mergcr- referendums and the like, nevertheless has found time to favorably act on a local request. for e s t a b l i s h m e n t of an Associate Degree Nursing program on the r u m p u s here. you look closely. Then occasionally you can see a chain mesh fence, carefully p a d- locked. bearing the sign: "Keep away from undrground antenna." This means that a g i a n t Minuteman missile sits silently in a silo. 70 feet in the earth, waiting the signal which will launch it over the top of the w-orld at an enemy. Two Air F o r c e technicians, attend each Minuteman night and day. White-faced Herefords graze in the fields a few feet away and farmers plow adjacent wheat and milo fields. They are raising grain to feed a large part of the world, while nearby are d e a l h-dealing weapons which could kill a far greater part of the world t h a n North Dakota could feed- i f M a r comes and if the Minutemen do their job. Of late there have been cert a i n test failures which raise some donht about the latter point. Thi« part of North Dakota is where the new anti ballistic missile system will be deployed if approved by a reluctant Senate. The ABM will be set up alongside the 150 Minutemen which f o r m an arc between Grand Forks and Canada, with another arc of 150 missiles around M i n o t. Incidentally, there is no secret about t h e location of these missiles. The Russians know where they are; probably a ho the Chinese. FLOODS NUCLEAR DEATH The Nixon Administration decided to place the ABM sys- "In order to verify t h e adequcy of our new procedures," Flax explained o n March 9, "we must conduct actual launches from standard The growth of Russian sea power in recent years has been prodigious. Alastair Buchan, head of Britain's Institute for Strategic Studies, on April 14 released a study showing that Russia has 380 submarines, more than the United States and its NATO allies combined. Of these. 88 are equipped to fire missiles from under the water. The Soviet Union has the world's second largest navy. Rep. L. Mendel Rivers (D.S.C.t. chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, declared that the Red Navy has almost 1.600 vessels compared to 900 for the U.S. Navy. One principal mission for the Russian Navy is to guard and service scientific and merchant fleets. William M. Newton, head of the research section of NATO Political Affairs Division, said a year ago that the Soviet nceanographic fleet, with about 200 ships, was bigger than those of the rest of the world put together. Not included in this figure were Russia's surveillance or snooper ships, nearly 40 in number. The Soviet fishing fleet also is the biggest in the world. The Soviet merchant fleet, now at about 12 million tons, is the world's sixth largest. Merchant Marine Minister Viktor G. Bakayev recently predicted a growth of more than 50 per cent during the next six years. Admiral Kastonov, first deputy commander of the Soviet Navy, wrote in July 1967: "The Central Committee has precisely defined the place of th« Navy in the defense of the country.'it has shown the way for the building of a modern oceangoing nuclear rocket fleet capable of solving strategic tasks of offensive character in modern w a r f a r e . For the first time in our history, our fleet has been fully transformed into an offensive type of long- range armed force." "Perhaps the most important, purpose of the Soviet ships in the Mediterranean." according tn Prof. Giro Elliott Zoppp. a RAND Corp. consultant, "is to enhance and extend Soviet influence in the Arab countries.' Certainly the immediate threat to NATO is limited. NATO's " Patrol" exercise in the Med- terranean has more than 80 warships and 300 aircraft going for it. Withdrawal Would Help The Vietnam Problem depth of 40 feet or m o r e , spreading as far as the eye can reach over the flat and fertile prairies. Some of the water gets into the Minutemen silos, a n d pumps have already started working to keep them dry. But worse, as far as the people are concerned, water will flood the ground floors of bomes a n d stores in Grand Forks if it rises much beyond 40 feet. · Already the forecast is for 46 to 47 feets. So there's much more worry about actual nature-made destruction than potential m a n- made destruction in this part of the northwest today. MINUTEMEN FAIL TESTS Meanwhile, private doubts are being expressed as to whether the giant nuclear-tipped missiles, buried in the earth between here and Canada, w i l l really work anyway. The doubts arose when a Minuteman test, .scheduled for Oct. 19. 1966. at Michigan. N. D., failed because a sub standard resistor was discovered in the launching power supply. The test was rescheduled for Oct. 28. but failed a second time because of a m i n i a - ture capacitor in the guidance system w h i c h went out of whack. In August 1368 another test was scheduled. It failed because JOB F O R VIETNAMESE. pared plans for short range (7- second) launches from several silos. These plans also include ElVnrither'ord^nce are ]? r ^£3£ 19 TM%H disabled. The specific sites in 36B - ~ Met Nam . . . . mere which the tests are to be conducted will be selected within the next few weeks. Th first tests are expedted to be conducted before the end of the year." The Air Force isn't admitting any doubt about the efficiency of'the billion-dollar Minuteman program. H o w e v e r, just to make sure that the missiles will really work, full tests are being planned from North Dakota into the Pacific Ocean for midsummer. "Although these flights will he over sparsely populated areas." says Secretary Flax, "assuring safety is more difficult with these flights, than with f l i g h t s from Vandenberg. Among other difficulties a r e the fact that the impact of the booster must be arranged to occur in desolate areas where there is no danger from fire." All of which has added to spccualtion as to .whether the proposed new anti-ballistic mis sile system, costing around $7 billion, will really work. "Perhaps." says former Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon, "the b e s t solution is peace." are no sure answers. Many valid criticisms can continue to be made of the Thieu government. . . . . To my mind, it lacks direction and conviction and has never been in touch with the Vietnamese people. It is at best a stopgap, and at worst it will vee more toward authoritarianism." --"The Americans can still do something . . . to help create new political form?, but now more than ever it is clear as it can be that the Vietnamese must do the job themselves if they are to survive. A latent nationalism, based on local and regional pride, is still a force in the country, and it must be given a voice, while at the same time some effort must be made --if not through Thieu. through some other political leadership --to inspire an effective national consensus." --"The Vietna mese are not yet ready to take over most of the military and civilian programs fostered and guided by the United States. That they are not is the fault of the Americans, who permitted and even encouraged the Vietnamese to become overdepen dent. This is now beginning to change, hut t h i n g s are not changing fast enough." --"Nothing, therefore, it seems to me. would make the Vietnamese more aware of the imperative need to stand on their own feet, than the withdrawal from South Viet Nam this year of at least 100,000 American soldiers, including some combatants, and as much as half of the cumbersome and ineffectual American bureaucracy." -E.B.R. BENNETT CERF Try And Stoo Me And Nurses, Too Such a c u r r i c u l u m would r e q u i r e two years for completion. Its graduates would h« eligible to q u a l i f y through stale e x a m i n a - tion as Registered Nurses. One year's t r a i n - ing would be in standard and t r a d i t i o n a l classroom work: the second year would involve in-hospital f r a i n i n i M y i t h several N o r t h west Arkansas medical facilities participating in the program. Keeping fingers c r o s s e d t i g h t e r t h a n anyone, yim c a n bet. w i l l be the (irealer Heaver L a k e Development. Association, w h i c h is w o r k i n g through t h e lingers Chamber office these days in a direct m a i l campaign designed to locate and entice tourists to this area. An interesting and significant discovery in the course of this promotional campaign has been the Treat interest in Northwest. Arkansas real estate and join Hint out of-state "tourists" arc evidencing. Maybe, if the Fayettcvlll* Hallo's They'll Do It Every Time ® SEDLITZ ISN'T AT ALL INTERESTED IN TROTTING OUT HIS BIRTH CERTIFICATE FOR SOME- THINS LIKE A JOB"" WWATTAVA MEAN,YOU CAN'T GET Y WELL-UH-1 DON'T KNOW YOUR WORKING FWERS? ALL YOU\ WHERE TO SET A BIRTH CER- HAVE TO PO IS TAKE YOUR BIRTH I TIFICATE-AND-UH-I DIDN'T CERTIFICATE TO THE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL" WANNA BOTHERVtXJ OR MOV, ABOUT IT-TUEYOU6HTA KNOW HOW OLD I AMYHOW* From every standpoint the program is to he commended. The Faycllcvillc Chamber of Commerce, which had a major hand in do- clumber .of Commerce learns velopinr the presentation, and the Univcrs,. that £Vnta^£ co$T ty, which has found room amonjr the many TM^ TM£* h ., tourisl pro . pressures for its resources and facilities u m ,, tion ." it'll «dd such an oprm- adopt the plan, deserve our particular thanks tion tn its roster of st Md congratulations. committees. BOT TOPAV IS SEDLITZ'S BIRTHDAY AND HE NEEDS THE VITAL STATISTIC FOR ANOTHER COV.6RIMO M, SOX Ml TOtYHANNA PINNA.. 'POP.WAKI OP. 1 ! WE GOTTA GO TO NOOR ^ SAFE-DEPOSIT BOX--/AY BIRTH CERTIFICATE. 1 .' V I MEED IT TO GET MY DRIVER'S LICENSE! ( TODAY'S THE DAY! C'AAON, POP! OPANP AT 'BAV Joe Garagiola, who has cleaned up a tidy fortune on the lecture circuit retailing funny stories, about the days when he was a big league baseball star, recalls one afternoon when he was catching a game for the Cards against the Chicago Cubs. At the Chicago park, the vails enclosing the outfield are covered with ivy. In the third inning of this particular game there, the starting Cub pitcher has been so manhandled by the long-hitting Cardinals that Chicago's manager. Phil Cavurctta strode to the mound to relieve him, explaining, "1 hate to take you out on your birthday. Boh, but all my outfielders are getting poison ivy!" A diplomatic y o u n g m a n sought valiantly to console his tearful bride. "Darling," he implored, "believe me. 1 n e v e r said you were « terrible cook. I merely pointed out that, our garbage disposal bus developed nn ulcer." OVKRIIF.ARI): Husband culling his wife to the phone: "Darling, somebody wants to listen to you." Secretory to her boss: "I've token nil the criticism of my work from you I c«n stand. How do you spell "Quit?" Hurry llcrshfield. hole and happy nt the ripe age of eighty, tells about a rich wife reminding her husband. "If it wasn't for my money, we wouldn't be here in this lovely house. If it wasn't for my money we wouldn't be riding around here in the Rolls. And if it wasn't for my money we wouldn't he here surrounded by servants" "If it wasn't for your money." replied the husband,"! wouldn't be here at all." Undisputed Romeo of the Coast Artillery in World War II wa sa certain Corporal Sweeney. Rumor h a d it that the t h e c o r p o r a l unfortunately, was blown to bits when he dropped a bomb he was carrying, and was promptly dispatched to the Pearly Gates. There St. 1'cter challenged him, "Who are thou?" "Corporal Sweeney of the Coast Artillery Sir," was the reply. "Hold on * minute. Corporal," requested St. Peter, but was back soon to open th* gates. "Kntcr, friend." h* called "Why did you keep me waiting?" asked Sweeney. "Checking up on my record on earth?' 1 - 1 "Not at all," said St. Peter gravely. "I was locking up the women." Boh Sylvester, weekending at the Hamptons in Long Island, strolled over to Inspect t h e brand new Shinnccock C*nal locks. Flying overhead w»» it covey of gulls, "What a natural lor « delicatessen." enthused Bob. "Locks and bay gulll!"

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