Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 18, 1976 · Page 6
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 6

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Sunday, April 18, 1976
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6A · Northwest Arkonsnj TIMES, Sunday, April 18, 1976 npriBI]IB|]il!l»l»ll!^ Edited By Bill Williams jBiffliuiraiiniiiiiiiiM^^ Press Freedom. Under Attack By VIRGIL TALBOT ASSAULT ON THE MEDIA: THE NIXON YEARS, by Wil- 'liarn E. Potter (Univ. of Michigan Press -- $11.95) In the years 1959-74 the news media regained a measure of public confidence through enor- ·'·getie investigative reporting. At .the same (inie it suffered ·serious erosion of freedom of · the press. For the first time ' since the Alien and Sedition ·Acts, government censorship : was upheld in the lower courts. " Professor Porter documents ' the governmental assault on the MARTHA AND METHODISM MONDAY-TUESDAY BOMBSHELLS Open Daily 9:30-9:30 Closed Sundays ' MARTHA W E S L E Y, b T Franklin Wilder (Exposition · Press--«6.50) - "Good News for Martha , Wesley" is the complete title -of this life story of the sister of John Wesley, the founder of Methodism. The lYth child of Rev. Samuel a nd Su sann Wesl ey, Martha played an important role in her b r o t h e r ' s part i n ( h e ·Revolutionary-War and in the - beginning of Methodism and after. Martha, in the 1740s, was a friend of Dr. Samuel Johnson, and James Bagwell during that period. The story is enlivened with anecdotes about the fa- , mous poet. The style is reminscent of Pepy's "Diary. 11 The descrip tions nf day-to-day l i f e ir. ' eighteenth century England are written from a first-person point of view. Also integrated in the story are expressions ot political and moral attitudes combined with \vit and gossip. "Martha Wesley" tells the important role played by pioneers of Methodism in the ' 'subsequent development of the United States as a nation, too. Historically, the biography is well, annotated and complete, it gives bef ore-un rel ated insight into the attitudes of the people who were later to form Hie Methodist Church. Martha is shown as a vibrant, intelligent, intellectual woman who was surprisingly liberated. Her story is, in short, fascinating and adds significantly to understanding a crucial period in American history and the development of a religious sect. Wilder of Fort Smith js also neivs media in this highly reac able narrative history. He notes that all Presidents have hml their quarrels with the press and all took or .considered Inking petty revenge. Richard \'ixdn's failure was that he couldn't resist making his hos- tility'public. The author finds "that no set of legal concepts has ever taken root so firmly iri any other society as the Bill of Rights in the United States." and Freedom of the Press is one of the most solid of the basic rights. Following a detailed account of the assault on the media. Professor Porter finds [our weapons remaining in the aftermath of the Nixon attack: (1) The Supreme Court decision in the Pentagon Papers case "which finds acceptable prior restraint -- censorship -[or cause. H also, in effect invites the Congress to pass more restrictive legislation." The press victory in (he Pentagon Papers case was hollow indeed. (2) The Supreme Court letting stand a lower court dccisioi upholding an injunction agains publication of news, oven bough the injunction may be ^constitutional. (3) A Supreme Court decision which sharply affects' the journalist's ability to protect hi? news sources. Without such pro- cction, a reporter's news con- acts can easily disappear. (4) The device of antitrust action, "or even the threat of it." As one writer observes, Ihe effect of the assault on freedom of the press, is not limited to Washington. Local governments felt more inclined lo attempt coverups in the wake of the Watergate affair. AM PORTABLE AC/DC RADIO Our Reg. 13.97 8 97 Luggage type house current handle. Operates on AC or batteries. Automatic CAN OPENER Our Reg. R I V A U V 8.97 87 Entire cutting unit slides off for easy cleaning. the author of the biography of Susanna Wesley and ~- ~ c Samuel Wesley. --bw vv YANKEE CLIPPER W H E R E HAVE YOU GONE, JOE DIMAGGIO? by Maury Allen (Si»net-$l.60) Joe Dirnaggio is considered by many to be the greatest living baseball player, an unforgettable legend, yet for a I I his publicity, he is a ver S rivate person, is publicity,, he is a ve r y Notoriously reclusive, he has remained inaccessible for near four decades of public attention Basobeil writer Allen lells the "Yankee Clipper's" story as seen through the people who knew him best. He interviewed more than 250 people--former t e a m m a t e s , opponents, managers, trainers, childhood friends and fans. Allen even traveled to Isola della Fcmine, the Sicilian town where Dimaggio's parents were born. The author tells about the time DiMaggio was almost traded lo the Boston Red Sox for Ted Williams in 1947 the deal feel through w h e n the Sox- wanted the Yankees to add a n i t h e r star player to the deal. He also says the Clipper planned to remarry Marilyn Monroe four days before her death. -·hww FOLLOWING BURROUGHS MAHARS OF PELLUUCIDAR by John E. Holmes, (Ace-$1.50) John Eric Holmes has taken it upon himself, with the blessings o f - ERB, Inc., to continue the adventures of the Burroughs heroes. Christopher Weal, a graduate student in biology meets Drs. iMaritz and Kingly who are heading an earlh probe. The two had invented a matter transmitter. The early transmission of animals failed bui finally they had developed _ i so an animal could he sent ....and come Ihrough alive. The probe drops * into ,., open space in the earth an ransmits back pictures of a ritual killing by cave men. Chris asks Merits to send him through," Armed with a fireax and knife, he is soon in Pallu cidar; · After helping liiu bcaulifi cave girl, V a r n a , escape ant she takes him to her people. Later, Gash the Mighty wli is anything but, comes , t Varna's-cave and tolls Chris now known as Red Axe, tha his people want him to contact them. He falls for it and is soon trussed up and on his way to the city of the Mahars.'The Mahars are intelligent, flying reptiles. They decide to study Red Axe; he is. at the same time, studying them, Pellucidar was first introduced by Burroughs back before the second world war. He describes it ns a land where it is'always light, full of prehistoric beasts -- dinosaurs to sabertoolh tigers, and peoplec by numerous stone age .tribes in all stages of advancement. --bwvs EXPKBT WATCH RFTAIK S W I F T S ,}»tX ti* DRIVE TO NEOSHO . . . 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