Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 22, 1973 · Page 19
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Thursday, February 22, 1973
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Angry Controversy Touched Off Over Wallace's Health MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning newsman's statement that Gov. George C. Wallace is physjcally unable to govern Alabama has touched oft a sometimes-angry over Wallace's Zip Guns In Ireland Paddy Devlin, Labor Party member of Parliament from the Falls District of Belfast, Northern Ireland, displays a homemade zip-gun (right) and his own Browning auto- matic pistol Tuesday Devlin claims that hundreds of zip guns have been made and are becoming the favorite weapon of sectarian assassins since they can be concealed easily. Zip guns were once used extensively by youth gangs in ' the United States. (AP Wire- photo) controversy health.. 'An effort may be made In the legislature this summer to make the governor eligible for a pension while still in office. It could be a major issue in the 1974 governor's race, with Wallace likely to run for a third term. · · . Harold E. Martin, publisher- editor of The Montgomery Advertiser-Alabama Journal, said n a speech three weeks ago :hat the governor "is physically unable to serve" and, for his wn good as well as the state's, he should retire. "Or, short of that," he said, Wallace should appoint a select committee of businessmen "to share the burden of state goy- ertiment for the, duration of his term." Actually, mingham hospital recovering from surgery when Martin spoke Jan. 31, has had nothing to say about it publicly. ·The speech brought hostile letters to the editors of the two newspapers. But the publisher says it brought even more letters of approval. One writer who commended Martin was state Sen. Richard C. Shelby of Tuscaloosa, who said: "It has been obvious to thousands of people for some time that this state is leaderless." But, he said, "no one, including myself, spoke out and said so." Another legislator, House S p e a k e r Pro Tern · Joe McCorquodale of Clarke County, defended the governor. Stale To Pay Off Helena Bridge Bonds LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Goy. Dale Bumpers signed a bill Wednesday to pay off the bonds that financed construction ol the Mississippi River bridge at Helena and free the structure of the $1 toll charges. ( The bill appropriates $3.5 mil lion of the state's revenue sur plus funds to retire the bondi However, it has been estimated that only $2.8 million of the mon ey will be needed. The bridge was opened to traffic between Arkansas 1965. and Mississippi Alabama has no In Bookout Bill Regulation Of Ambulance Services Sought law permitting a governor to retire from office; he would have to resign outright. Martin acknowledged that and recommended passage of legislation providing a lifetime pension at full salary for any .governor disabled in service to the state. PARALYZED McCorquodale said shortly after Martin's speech that the governor still is alert mentally and knows what is going on. Even before Martin's speech, there was tal k of legislation which would enable Wallace to step aside and draw a pension immediately. Alabama now pays former' governors $750 a month after they have reached 60. Wallace is 53. LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Sen. Jerry Bookout of Jonesboro has introduced a bill that would strictly regulate the operation ' of ".ambulance services in the ' state. Tom Carroll, director of the Emergency Health Service Division of the state Health Department, said the bill would bring Arkansas into compliance with the federal Highway Safe' ty Act of 1966. 'The U.S. Department of Transportation has said thai failure to comply with the acl would result in the loss of I( per cent of the state's federal highway construction fund*. Highway Director Ward Good . man says that probably woulc amount to several million dol lars. Some owners of private am bulance companies in the state ay the bill would increase heir operating costs to the ex- ent that it would force them out of business, Carroll said, however, that was not the purpose of the bill. "This is a neglected area of medicine," Carroll said. "Properly equipped ambulances with properly trained personnel that can adequately administer to a person en route to a^hospital could save many lives." Carroll said the bill would give ambulance companies until 1978 to "phase out" all equipment that did not-meet the state's requirements. NEED SUBSIDY BillJ. Emerson of Jonesboro, operator of a private ambulance company, said that after 1978 he "'didn't see any way we can operate without some sort of subsidy." Emerson said, Wallace has in both legs been paralyzed since he was Police Report On Sniper At New Orleans Finished however, that regulation of am ; bulances was necessary. Carroll said a copy of the bill had been mailed to all private ambulance companies in the state and that most indicated they favored the bill. Another private ambulance company official said "the bill is badly needed but it's going to force us out of business unless the state or city government gives us a subsidy." .Carroll said he realized that the bill would create some hardships on ambulance services but he added: "We want all private companies to stay in business. We'll be p r o u d to have them in the emergency health services system." Bookout's 12-page bill outlines in detail the requirements for ambulances and personnel who will operate them. The measure gives the state Health Department the authority to set standards from the standpoint of health, sanitation and safety. Carroll said there presently is no state law regulating ambulances. wounded in an assassination attempt at.Laurel! M.d., last May 15 while campaigning for the Democratic presidential nomination. , ' · ' · * ' A 1 a b a rri a citizens are crushed emotionally by the appearance of the once-vivacious Wallace in a wheelchair, suffering constant pain," the news : paper publisher said. "But more and more Alabamians are facing up to the reality that the state can't continue without leadership...." ice. who was in a Bir- Separated NEW YORK (AP) -- Former Cleveland Mayor Carl Stokes says he and his wife of 15 years have separated. Stokes, co-anchorman on WNBC-TV's 6 p.m. news program here, said Wednesday: "Mrs. Stokes and I have been formally separated since the first of January. I have no further comment." He and his wife, the former Shirley Joann Edwards, were married in 1958 and have three More than 150 persons from the Helena-West Helena are attended the signing ceremon in the Governor's Conterenc Room in the state Capitol. Th crowd applauded after Bumpers wrote his name, using fiv separate pens, which he tributed among the sponsors o the legislation -- Reps. Jame Linder and Ernest Cunningham, both of West Helena, and J.B. Smith of Marianna, and Sens. Joe Lee Anderson of Helena and Dorathy Allen of Brinkley. Bumpers told them, "I know this is a real red-letter day for you." He said ending the toll charge would provide an "economic lift" and that he looked forward to being in Helena about July 1 when the bonds will be formally retired and the bridge opened to traffic without charge. Bumpers said that he had to ask the sponsors of the legislation two years ago not to push Nonnwcvr Mrxanias MIVWJ, inurs., rnu. **, I T / O w if FAY1TTKVILLI, AKKANtA* Body Of Retain Returned To Tomb After Being Recovered PARIS (AP) -- A military I wounds of the Vichy era ar» plane returned the flag-draped still very much open. coffin of Marshal Philippe Petain to his traitor's tomb on a onely island off the AUantic IXjast today even though it may cosE the French' government rightist votes in the National Assembly elections next month. The coffin was found Wednesday night in a garage in a northern suburb of Paris. It had been left there by a group of rightists who stole it from the lie d'Ycu Sunday, hoping to force the government to bury it in the national military cemetery at Douaumont with the other defenders in the World War I Battle of Verdun. Police are holding at least six men suspected of complicity in the plot, including Herbert Massol, an ultrarightist candi- In returning the body to the island, the Gaullist governmen probably chose the lesser evil The angered ar not likely to vote for the Com munist-Socialist coalition that i the" government's biggest threa in the election. But concession to the Petainists might hav driven some of the anti-Petal voters to the leftists. Massol, 36. claimed that h organized the theft of the body Police said the zinc-lined, oa coffin, weighing more than 1 750 pounds. WHS put in a rente truck after it was taken fror the tomb on the island, ferric to the mainland early Monda morning and transported t Paris. The newspaper Franc Soir said it was to have bee 1.- to date for 'the assembly, and taken to Douaumont hut "pqliti Francois Boux do Cassan, a cal arguments a n d logistics" minister of information in Pe- intervened, tain's Vichy government. ACCUSATIONS Jacques Isorni. Pelain's lawyer at his treason trial, accused President Georges Pompidou's government of getting the old marshal's remains back by duplicity. He said the government had intimated to Petainist circles that, when the coffin was found, "it would be placed in a location of honor while the (am children. I The TIMES Is The Best Buy For Your Advertising Dollars! for freeing the bridge at that time because he was championing toll roads for the state and that his support of the bridge measure would have been a "serious inconsistency." Bumpers also signed a bill to transfer about 2,842 acres from the Booneville Tuberculosis Sanatorium to the West ark Area [Council of the Boy Scouts. ily decided on the location of the grave. It was a deliberately false indication." Although Petain was convicted of treason for his collaboration with the Nazis aftei the French surrender in Work War II, the sizable rightist faction has for years demanded that his body be transferred from the island of exile where he died and that he lie among the men he led at Verdun. But a burial with honors for Pelain would ' antagonize the many Actress Weds Businessman LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -Actress Diahann Carroll, who until recently had been engaged to TV talk show host David Frost, has married a Las Vegas businessman, her agent has announced. Miss Carroll and Fredde' G 1 u s m a n were married Wednesday night, he said. It was the second marriage for Miss Carroll, 35, and Glusman, 39, who operates a chain of men's and women's clothing shops under his given name, Fredde'. A judge performed the ceremony at Glusman's home. Hon. evmoon plans were not known. Her agent said they had known Frenchmen for whom the each other tor some time. RE Goodrich NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A long-awaited police report oh the New Orleans sniper incident leaves unanswered one key question raised since a na- t i o n a l television audience . watched police storm an empty hotel rooftop: Did sniper Jimmy Essex act alone? Police who took the roof as' turned there was at least one other sniper. But they found none, either on the roof or in a search of the hotel. Until this week, investigators had no official word on whether officers simply misjudged the situation, or let other gunmen slip away undetected. Now a 10-page "status re port" on six weeks of investiga tion says they still don't know for sure. "It has not been definitely de termined if Essex did or did not have one or more accom plices or co-conspirators in thi criminal acts committed," tin report says. OVERWHELMING However, police Supt. Clar ehce Giarrusso told reporters "The evidence we've gathere is overwhelming that there wa only one person. I am not goin to say definitely there was onl one, but the evidence is over whelming there was only one.' Essex was killed atop the ho tel Jan. 7 by police sharp shooters in a Marine helicopter Authorities said he had sho and killed seven persons, in eluding two hotel guests an 'the deputy police superintei dent. . The report gave myriad d tails about his running aboi e hotel, accidentally getting apped in a stairwell, escap- g, setting fires throughout the uilding and shooting from win- ow after window--all piecec igether after more than 400 olice interviews. Essex was also identified as he sniper who killed a police- nan at Central Lockup and ounded another at a ware- ouse New Year's Eve. The conclusion was he could ave been responsible for ev- rything that was done in the wo incidents, but if he did ave helpers, they abandoned im. THREE THINGS Speculation that, he was not alone centered on three things: --Reports aking fire hot. --Testimony from one victim yvho was wounded pointblank, saying Essex was not the man who shot him. --Reports of shouting from ORIGINAL EQUIPMENT of the helicopter after Essex was the roof after Essex was killed. Robert Bemish, who played possum in an eighth floor swimming pool for about two lours after being shot, told po- iice he was shot by a man with a goatee. However, Giarrusso said several people in the area at the time "saw no one other than Essex on that floor." Giarrusso said gunfire at the helicopter probably was ricocheting police bullets. He also said he believed three policemen injured" in a stairwell below were hit by ricocheting police bullets. INSPECTION If the bill becomes law, all ambulances would be inspected by Health Department officials semi-annually. The department could revoke the license of an ambulance company that failed to meet certain standards. T h e bill also requires that each ambulance be attended by a licensed physician, nurse or "emergency medical technician" in addition to a driver. Carroll said the emergency medical technician would be licensed by the Health Department after he completes a training program recognized by the department. The measure also contains a "penalty clause" that allows an ambulance company that violates the law to be fined up to $100 for each offense. The bill also makes it a misdemeanor to falsely report that an ambulance* is needed. Violation of that provision could result in a $100 fine and a 30-day jail sentence. Carroll said that all new ambulances put into operation after the bill becomes law ALL* Senate Approves Pine Bluff, Pulaski County Road Funds would have to meet the requirements, and all personnel would be required to meet the requirements .of the law within one year from its effective date. If passed, the bill would go into effect 90 days after the current legislative session ends. Experts Predict 32,000 To Die On Brazil's Roads B78-14 C78-14 E78-14 F78-14 G78-14 H78-14 F78-15 G78-15 H78-15 Plus Fed. Ex. (ax ol $2.00 to $2.96 and Irada. $2 LESS FOR BLACKWALLS LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A bill that would set aside $20 million to make U. S. 65 a four-lane facility from Pine Bluff to the Pulaski County line was approved Wednesday by the Arkansas Senate. The measure, which passed on a vote of 20-5, now goes to the House for consideration. After the bill was passed, Gov. Dale Bumpers was asked *^ . - . _ _ 1 _ - . » J rtTfnrlffiM how his proposed road ·Program would be affected if the bill became law. He answered: It would destroy it." , When asked if that meant he would'veto the bill if it got to his ..desk. Bumpers replied; It means'just what I said." :'· He said the project would be built even under his own pro gram and that he assumed i could be constructed "verj shortly." - ' · 'Rep. Boyce Alford of Pine Bluff, a House sponsor of th bill, said the measure woulc not'"do anything to the gover nor's road program. Alford said Bumpers did no have a road program until th legislative Joint Budget com m i 11 e e recommended las Thursday that the bill b passed. 'MICKEY MOUSE' Alford. has said he thinks th governor'* proposed program . HURR Y IN TODAY! SAVE PERT1RE ON WHITEWALLS · /"* VA LIMITED TIME OFFER 4-PLY NYLON CORD LONG MILER I95 as designed to "shoot down" he Little Rock-Pine Bluff high- ay bill. He also has termed le governor's road program mickey mouse." The bill which passed the enate Wednesday was spon- ored by Sen. John F. "Mutt" Gibson of Dermott. The measure provides that 14 million would be taken from he state's federal revenue- haring funds' and $6 million rom the state's Capital Im- irovement Reserve Fund. Gibson told the Senate the ·oad was "long overdue" and hat the present two-lane facil- ty was one of the most heavily raveled in the state. The highway already is four lanes from Rock to the Pulaski bounty line. Sen. Robert Harvey of Swifton argued against the bill. He said it would, kill plans for a rural road program. He added that it also would take money away from other proposed programs. The TIMES I* Thd B*tt Buy For Your '. Advertising Doltarsl RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Traffic experts predict 32,000 Brazilians will die in car accidents in 1973. This is more than half the expected death toll in the United States--which has twice as many people and 30 times more cars. A government bureau Is plugging safety. This means President Emilio G. Medici, a retired four-star Army general who has near-dictatorial powers, is upset by the increasing highway carnage. The bureau's propaganda usually concentrates on subtly convincing the inhabitants of Latin America's biggest country that the present regime has achieved trahquility and economic progress.' 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