Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 21, 1969 · Page 1
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Monday, April 21, 1969
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Th« Public Inter** Is The Flrtr Conctm Of This Newspaper Continued mild tdM Ml T u e s d a y : btrometrt MIS steady; windi variiMet want today «:54; lunriu ToMd** 1:39. Expected today Sunday 7« lOtHi YIAR-NUMMK 263 ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AHtll 21, 1969 4*4 rAo«-TM Directors Face Decisions On Wide-Ranging Issues Nixon Proposes 50 per Cent Cat In Surcharge Boy! What A Crash! Actually, 3-year-old Tyrone Gable of Pottstown, Pa., didn't cause all this damage with his toy truck--it j u s t looks that way. The wall was really smashed by a grown- up automobile. (AP Wire- photo) Court Clears Way For Game-Fish Hearings LITTLE ROCK (AP) The Arkansas Supreme Court today held that a Chancery Court in Little Rock had no authority to enjoin Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller from conducting a hearing for purposes of ousting two members of the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The high court reversed and dismissed the case from Chancellor Kay L. Matthews' court. Rockefeller has been attempting since mid 1967 to oust certain members of the commission. The governor has been at tempting since mid 1967 to oust certain members of the commission. The governor appointed a two-member hearing panel and an evidence officer to investigate the charges against the commissioners and to conduct a hearing on the matter. Matthews held last year that Rockefeller had no power to delegate the authority to the hearing panel. · On Oct. 8, 1968. Matthews made permanent a temporary injunction he had issued Sept. 25 to bar the two-man panel from holding the hearings. WR NOT BARRED However, Matthews did not enjoin Rockefeller from conducting the hearing himself. Rockefeller had indicated he would not hold the hearing himself. The decision by the Chancery Court came in lawsuits filed in September by Ernest Hogue of Weiner, chairman of the com mission, and Newt L. Hailcy of Rogers, a commission member. Rockefeller was seeking to oust them from the commission. The governor also began proceedings to outi another com missioner, Raymond R. Farris of Biscoe. but the proceedings and a lawsuit filed by Farris have been held in abeyance because Farris was in poor health. Rockefeller's attorneys had argued before Matthews that Rockefeller did not abdicate authority when he appointed hearing officers. He said the officers would make no recommendations, only take evidence and file the record with the governor, who retained fhe power to decide what action to take. Hogue and Hailcy were accused by Rockefeller of using a commission airplane to make a hunting trip to Colorado in ARKANSAS WEATHER ARKANSAS - Clear to partly cloudy and a little warmer today and tonight. Tuesday sunny and mild. High today 70s and low 80s. Low tonight 40s northwest to 50s southeast. October 19H5 and having had equipment delivered in a commission vehicle. Attorneys for the commissioners said Rockefeller took the action for political motives. "This is nothing on earth except political -- this whole procedure is just politics," said MILD THEME TO CONTINUE By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The pleasant weekend enjoyed in most of Arkansas continued today, and the sun ny and mild theme should carry through Tuesday, the U.S. Weather Bureau reported the forecast calls for lows tonight in the 40s northwest to the 50s houtheast, with the highs Tuesday generally in the 70s State Traffic Takes 5 Lives Fiye persons were killed in traffic accidents on the Arkansas highways during the weekend. The Associated Press death count began at 6 p.m. Friday and ended at midnight Sunday. State Police said James Porter Mustachia, 60. of Pine Bluff died Sunday evening at a Dumas hospital of injuries he received earlier Sunday when the pickup truck in which he was riding collided with another pickup truck about seven miles east of Dumas on Arkansas 1. Carroll Lawson, 28, of Crossett was killed Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a ear about two miles south of Monticcllo on Arkansas 83. Mrs. Rose Murphy, 63, of Mena was killed Saturday at Hot Springs and Ronnie Owens, 22, and Donald Melton. 26, both of Zion (Izard County) were killed Friday night when the vehicles they were driving collided at Violet (Izard County). Melton was a business education teacher at Prairie Grove High School. His wife. Mrs. Janice Melton and their two year old son. Chris, both injured in tile accident, were released from the hospital today. Mrs. Melton was also an instructor at Prairie Grove High School. Both were students at the University of Arkansas. Sam Robinson, attorney for Hogue. Rockefeller appointed two attorneys. Courtney Crouch of Springdale and Heartsill Ragon of Fort Smith, to serve as his hearing panel. The two were to take evidence in the case and (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) North Ireland Again Target Of Saboteurs BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- British troops guarded key installations against sabotage today after weekend bomb blasts rocked Northern Ireland and rioting scarred the city of Londonderry. The 6,000 British troops in Northern Ireland were under orders not to intervene in any civil disorders, leaving antiriot duties to the police. The 3,000-man Royal Ulster Constabulary was reinforced by 1.000 special reservists and another 1,000 were to be called up, officials said. Prime Minister Terence O'Neill called on the British army for help Sunday night after explosions crippled Belfast's power and water facilities and a series of firebombings left nine city post offices and a bus station blazing. The bombings were believed to be politically motivated, protesting the division of Ireland and Northern Ireland's membership in the United Kingdom. The Londonderry riots were sparked by religious feuding, aggravated by charges of police brutality. 2«0 INJURED Two days of rioting in that city left an estimated 260 per sons injured--110 Saturday and 150 Sunday. The official casualty toll listed 180 policemen and 79 civilians hospitalized. Roman Catholics, who com prise about a third of the province's 1.5 million people, first took to the streets of Londonderry last October, charging that Protestants were favored in jobs, housing and local voting procedures. The Protestant Unionists in turn accused the Catholics of seeking to sever the ties with Britain. In Londonderry on Saturday the police intervened to head off a clash between Catholics and Protestants, hut the demonstrators turned on the police. WASHINGTON (AP) - Presi- ient Nixon sent Congress today i tax reform package including :i one half cut in the 10 per cent income tax surcharge within a year and removal of two million poor people from all income tax liability. Nixon, in an eight-fold tax reform package, also proposed immediate repeal of the 7 per cent investment tax credit. Changing his position on a one-year tax extension of the surtax. Nixon proposed that it apply in full only until Jan. 1, 1970 and after that be cut to 5 per cent. "If economic and fiscal conditions permit." he said, "we can look forward to elimination of the remaining surtax on June 30, 1970." The reform package, which Nixon's statement called "long overdue." also includes a tax the-rich provision to assure that the affluent pay some tax despite their ability to use deductions. The new "minimum income tax" would set a 50 per cent limit on the use of the major tax preferences that are subject to change by law. "This limit on tax preferences." Nixon's message said "would be a major step toward assuring that all Americans bear their fair share of the fed eraltax burden." At the other end of the income scale, the President said, the "low income allowance wil" remove an estimated 2.2 million lower income families from the tax roles and assure that families in poverty pay no federal in come tax." The message said a family of 4 would pay no income tax on income below $.1.500: a married couple with $2.300 income would pay nothing, instead of the $100 they now pay: single persons, students and others who earn up to $1,700 in taxable income and now pay $117 in tax. would pay nothing. POSITION REVERSAL The recommended repeal of the 7 per cent investment tax credit was a reversal of the Nix on administration's position. The change was made because the tax credit, a stimulant to business investment in new plant and equipment, has been widely criticized as fueling the [lames of inflation. The President announced also that he is asking Secretary of the Treasury David M. Kennedy for a complete review of the en Lire federal tax system. The recommendations should be in hand by next November 30. Nixon said. This would permit submission of legislative recommendations for basics. Meanwhile. Nixon called on Congress to "lake important first steps in tax reform lefiisla- tion during this session." He listed these: --"Much stricter surveillance" on tax exempt organizations, including private founda lions. -Curbing of the practice ol many corporations of breaking their business up into multiple subsidiaries and affiliated coin panics to take advantage of the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Floods Broaden By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Swiftly rising rivers, swollen by heavy rains, posed new threats to New England and the South today while flood control workers along the rampaging Mississippi held their breaths, hoping newly built levees would hold. In northern New England, some rivers began rising above flood stage over the weekend after a heavy rainfall. Leflor Sees Some Benefits Convention Delay Harmless A nearly two month delay in Itarting the slate Constitutional Convention will have little, if ·ny effect, on the final document's chances of approval, acc o r d i n g tei Dr. Robert Lcflar, convention president. As a matter of fact, Lrflar laid in an interview Sunday, the delay hao allowed many of the delegates to "do some homework." The convention was scheduled to begin April 7 at the Hate Cdpitol. However, the Ar kanuw General Assembly ex| Us current session I the 60 day mark. The convention now is to begin 20 days after the legislature adjourns sine die. Legislators return from a three-week recess May 1 and are expected to conclude their work in about a week. This would put the convention date it about .June I. "It's true Hint some of us felt frustrated at the delays," the convention eifficer said. "But we arc probably just as well off or better off because most of us have been doing a little homework n the meantime." Many proponents of the convention believe publicity and explanation of the document will aid in its acceptance. I.ef lar agrees. Such exposure lakes time. Again, he agrees. "But we didn't want the convention to overlap because the publicity ef the legislature niight cover it," he said. "This way we get the publicity and the public informed at a time when the news will be a little bit more concentrated on the convention," The two-month delay leaves the convention delegates eight months to conduct their SO day session, tnkc a recess for committee work and thfn mett again for 30 days to complete the drafting of tin final docu- ment before Ihe Krh. 15. 1370 deadline. That leaves another eight months before the Nov. 5 general elections in which to pub- lici/c the document imd answer questions about it. "This period is long enough for people to study it (the pro posed new constitution) and bring up their objections to it so that we can answer them," he said. No state funds will he used to publicize the document, Leflar said, "We've adopted « policy not lo expend any of the stale ap- (CONTWUBD ON VACB TWO! Powerful U.S. Fleet Enters Sea Of Japan TOKYO (AP) - The carrier Hornet and 10 other American warships sailed into the Sea of Japan today, apparently to join in protecting U.S. intelligence flights off North Korea. Asahi Shimbun. Japan's big gest newspaper, reported one of its planes spotted the nuclear- powered carrier Enterprise heading toward the Sea of Ja pan. The paper said the Enterprise, the world's biggest warship, was 121 miles north of the Sasebo naval base. The Japanese Maritime Agen cy said that between 2 a.m. and 8 a.m. the 33,000-ton Hornet, an escort of five destroyers and five o t h e r warships passed through the Tsushima Strait between Japan and South Korea. U.S. officials would not comment. They said warship movements are classified. The arrival of the Hornet indi cated that the reconnaissance flights off North Korea, which President Nixon has ordered continued, will be covered by carrier planes. Japan's Kyodo news service said the U.S. government had informed the Japanese government lhat the es corts would not come from bases in Japan. FLIGHTS SUSPENDED Miss Clean In Action Anti-litter campaigner Miss Maud Price nf North Stonington, Conn., who began a one- woman drive lo clean up comunily streets seven years ago, pedals her hike through town in search nt trash. Although in her 80s, she works at the task daily. (AP photo) Wire- Fast-Moving Thieves Steal Car, $9,000 Coin Collection An automobile containing a . d e a l e r , said he had a collection $!).l)00 coin collection was stolen within a three-minute period early Sunday night from the coins in t h e ' t r u n k eif t h automobile valueel at approximately $9.001). This included a complete set of Jefferson niekles intelligence collecting were suspended after The flights North Korea shot down a U.S. Navy reconnaissance plane with 31 Americans and special electronic equipment aboard April 14. North Korea said the plane invaded its air space but the United States insisted it had parking lot at the U.S. Post [valued at $1.200. Office. 12 W. Dickson SI. The c a r . a white and breiwn 19(il Buick two-door hard top. was owned by T. K. W i l l i a m s , a former Kayetteville resident who moved to F'ort Smith earlier "They didn't steal it for the this month. Williams was return car." W i l l i a m s said. "They knew ing to Fort Smith from a week-1 what they were after." end coin show at Butler, .Mei . and stopped here for his m a i l . i Water Sales, Ambulances Top Agenda A wide variety of items ranging from the t a x i n g of liquor sales by private clubs to establishing goals for the cily'i proposed land use plan await action tonight by the Fayctte- ville City Manager Board. The board meets at 7:30 p.m. in the City Administration Building to also consider the long proposed water contract with the city of G r e e n l a n d and th« problem created by J..I. Ambulance Co.. w h i c h dropped its servie-c here at noon Thursday, Two weeks ago the hoard plae-ed on second reading an ordinance t h a t would requirej private clubs to pay a $250 annual license lee 1 and five per cent of their muss receipts from the sale of mixed drinks, beer and wine. The ordinance u o u l d apply to the ICIks Lodge, the M o o s e Lodge and the Kayetteville Country Club, all eif which haves been licensed by the state under the new nu\cd drink law. The tax proposed is the maximum permitted by state law. Goals for the city's proposed land use plan w i l l be established so that the people w i l l know exactly what the city is trying to accomplish with its planning program. City M a n a g e r Wesley Howe has prepared a series of recommendation for consider, ation by the board. COUNCIL APPROVES Howe said Mayor Howard Velter of Greenland has reported t h a t the Greenland City Council has approved Ihe latest draft of the proposed contract between Kaye-ttevillc. Greenland and S u b u r b a n Water District No. 1. However. l i o u c has. not received word of the contract'! approval by the d i s t r i c t . The cnntr.ict would elissnlvej the wate-r elistrict a n el estah- ish a c o n l r a c t u r a l relationship he'tween Gree'iiiand anel Kay- 'tteville whcre-hy Fayettevill* would own and operate- the water system in Greenland. However, the c i t y of Greenland would be required to f i n a n c e any extensions of water lines. | In t h i s connection, the. board W i l i a m s saiel he locked I h i- w i l l also consider a ' r e c i u e s t by vehicle when he went into the! Green land a n i l the w a t e r di.«- post office. He' reported he- dm-siim-i, t(1 extend a w a t e r line n u t - cover the insurance t h a i . Sfl.OOO loss waters. The bodies of two crewmen were Jai side boundaries of Greenland and the w a t e r d i s t r i c t to serve properly ow neel hv B r u c · Cnder. 'file city's established policy PLOT SUSPECTED for extensions eif w a t e r service . . . . . . . . . , W i l l i a m s suspected t h a t Ihe;does n o t permit extensions oiit- 1 vvasnt in thai post office n, l c f was someone who k n e w j . s i r t c t h e cilv l i m i t s or outside , h'S^e^^^ " f »"""- »·«" 'cone." W i l l i a m s said this m o r n - 1 l a k e the auteimeibde'. I inf.'. "All I was goinji lo do H E V I K W P L A N N E D m e uuuim ui iwo I.-K.-WIIH.-III . . . i i ( ''''"'in" 1 Capt. G l e n n Kiggms ire recovered from the Sea of w ; i s slo , l ' P.'^'irT-^ n ' 1 ( : m ,' " Y "" li °" l(i " ' ·""··' l " : "n the a m h u l a n e e v-,. n -ic unpan and were brought Sunday K " "" l " eml B m l l n - car t h a t f a s t" K i g g i i i S ' j 5 S i i i - . H o w e is e\|icrled to rp- lo the U.S. naval base at Sase | W i l l i a m s , a com collector anil j-aiel. Ihe'.v p r u h a h l v had a key ,,,,,-t ,| u . e v e n t ; of the past four bo, in southern Japan. A search | " ',,·'!,' . ,, days in w h i c h .1 .1. le-ft t o w n and for the other 2!) men was called! ; W i l l i a m s said P a t r o l m e n W. Hie K a v . - i t e - v : ! l c l-'ire Depart- off Saturday, i Reds Bull Carrier '".. J ."., ?"", .''}','' Plli1 . lli l' s !ment hcg.m p r e . v i i l m i ; amlv.i- The Tokyo newspaper Yomiii , ri said the Japanese govern WASHINGTON l A I . . .. ment had informed the Unite-d . R u s s i a n bombers overflew t h e ! repeirleel the t h e l t . ane t h e word States it considers rcconnais. | a i r c r a f t e-arrie Jeihn K. K c n n e | u - ' s P"TM-d on to o t h e r police em an emergency arrived at the- post office w i t h i n i j:,'j u . p s r m e -|\ v o ;four m i n u t e s of the t i m e he'|,., s j, ,,,,| y Kin- Dep.ii: men! is usim an amhul.'i.i c loaned by I.ugin States it considers rcconnais a i r c r a n e-arne .leuin r . m-nne i - ···· ··· ··"" ' i«"».i· ,, . l m i , . . | , . , . , i . .,,,..1 hv , ,,,,... sance flights in the area ess,-,, rty Sunday as she head.,, for her «KTM ·· | - area ,,,,, stat, ^"* ;£ £ ;»." ,^ ^ tial lei Japanese security b u t I m a i e l e n deployment, an assign | ·[ " sl '" '" "» s «''"· s i l u ' r ; ( ; n l u , . md ., v . , , l l l , 1 w a c , i n wants the planes to refrain from I menl with t h e - nth Fleet in the «""·"··· ·'··'". |'" L '" ' · · q u a r t e r s · ; · · acUon thai might provoke ^^~ "·« -- ^ ^l^^^ .atie.n .,,:,;,, , J , e , , ^ ' ' ... - large one rent pieces d a t e d from 1 """/'" 1 1 " '""' ' : i " ' B ' l l i v f i r « t NEWS BRIEFS Director Named WASHINGTON ( A P ) - - Pros! dent Nixon today named IU-p Donald Rumsfeld of Illinois to lead the administration's a n t i poverty program. Rumsfeld. 36. is to become Rioters Charged H A I . T I M O R K . Mel. ( A P i N i n e t y a d u l t s faced t r i a l on eh o l d e r i v condln ! or assail charges today .is the result scattered l i g h t s u h i c h broke | I H I 7 In IH. : u. The ceillection a l s o | i l i f l '"'' nu'liieleel .1 Ch.iM- Conimcmor | Kire C v i f M i n i Sl.citon s.nd a l i v e - .set nf niimliered sll'.er tei eiffers l e i I I M H I h e c i t y v e l l i e ' l e ' S ke'iis v a h i i - e l a t J i n n ' c a m e Ireim n , , i n y '.eitnces i n The- hee-nse n u m b e r on t h e . e l u d i n g t i i e Sjinncd.ile l-'ire De- vehicle- is A K M ll.iH. i p . i r l , n i - n t . ' . ' l i i r h o f f e r e d lo make- W i l l i a m s ,il:.t I n s ! both i-quipine-;! .inel personnel ili-ms, of e-lothing. |ier.seiual pa av . n l a b l e - if nei c s v a i v . pe'is i n c l u d i n g p c r s i m a l i / e e l | .Also n-i i|,,. e - h e - e k s anil cn-ehl i.iid.v. anel!ree|ue-s!s for nveMung .in old .:ill e-.-ihber Cull pistol. j l v . am *ii ng of proper- wth director of the Ollice of Economic Opportunity and an assistant to the President w i t h Cabinet rank. Rumsfeld, a Republican, plans o reyjgn his Congress seal when le is confirmed by the S e n a t e ' . . , in the OK.O post. He w i l l be paid I ^^ :he salary of a presidential .c. ' sistant, $42.500, the While H o u s e ' ·laid. Sunday at a You'.h lor Dereiu p R a l l y . A l i u t h e r 52 pel-suns, all j n v c n i l e v , I.n I'd J u v e n i l e Court ,ic · lion as a result nf the w i d e !.spread (list 1 :: bailee 1 , in t h e a i e . i ·of M e n n i r i . i l S i . i d i u i n . home of H a l t ' i r 'iv Orioles, w h e r e . i l l - V ' . K l i e l l l . Veto Power Uphold neir has t h e a u t h e i r i l v under the 1 I s l a t e C o n s t i t u t i o n lei sign I v r l e i bills p.issed by the legisla or Arkansan Wins I.AWHKNCK, K a n . ( \ P ) - lim Crawford of Hirditu! Cul egc won the Glenn Cuiinini! mm Open Mile Saturday In edging John Law-son of' the!"'"* " "»* fvmi llln Kovornor Pacific Coast Club at (lie ·Hth| 1 ' 1 "" ; of the- stnte. {ansns Relays. j The- opinion, w n i t o n by A l l y . Crawford em-pred the? mileKien. Jeie Pure-pll, went lei Sen. stretch In 4:05.7. KHcnr Alnxexid of Little Rock. UHk** i.r i l l o i n e \ - genei.d's o f l i e e said lo el.iy t h a t t h e l i i - i i t e n a n t govrr | Dr. I.e-siip L. GlasRnw, assist- am M - c r e - i i i r y for p a r k s , released and endorsed H National Park .Service re-port offering n Creation Of Buffalo River National Park Recommended W A S H I N G T O N f A P . - Thc!:i;,.7M acre N a t i o n a l Uiver Park C M . . ! , , , , , of i, i r m i l e l r n g H u f - | a l o a g the b a n k s in a s t r i p one- l . i l n liner Park in A r - h a l f to dim miles w i d e w i t h a k.iir-is to protect the- secmc nv- major visitor e enter near U S ,T ami fiorid's Iwn rcceim k'i at Silver H i l l mended by the Interior Depart | The n-pe)i-t e.slmiati-el that it mnstiT plan for t h e uren. The Rii!fa!o River rises in for est in the O/ark Mountains of n i i i ' t ' i milr;il A r k a n s a s ami runs MS miles to its junction w i t h t h e W h i t e I l i v e r . The Park Service proponed * j w o u l e l t a k e - f i v e years t o estab- ' l i s h Ihe- preije-i't at a cost of seimc J I H million m federal funels and private investment* eif another $.i million. The I'ark Service nlsn csti- mated, bowever. t h a t the area would attract more than $»J million in tourist spending during its development and would rvenunlly liriins in million annually. about CM

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