Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 23, 1973 · Page 1
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INWDf- For women ...-.- j Editorial T 4 Book reviews T... 5 Entertainment 7 Sports g.lO Comics ?.,,.. 11 Classified 12-13-14· 113th YEAR-NUMBER 115 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1973 LOCAL FOftECAST- Clear and cool tonight, w i t h lows in the upper 20s; Saturday sunny and mild w i t h highs expected In the low 60s'; sunset tonight 6:06, sunrise Saturday 6:54. Weather map on page 15. PAGES-TEN CENTS Day Of Mourning Observed For Winthrop Rockefeller isn't That Just Ducky It was swimming as usual · for the ducks on Seccombe Lake n e a r San Bernardino, Calif., Thursday despite the forbidding 1 sign being inspected by oneduck as unconcern- ed pals paddle Wirepholo) past. (AP Regional Planners Approve Park Aid Request S P R I N G D A L E -- The executive committee of the .Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning . Commission voted Thursday to recommend approval of a. federal grant application by Fayetteville seeking funds" to help 'finance seven neighborhood:park;S,; ; . The application is being made for funding assistance through t h eV'BUrea'u' df ' Oiitdoor Recreation. Six of the seven parks are planned,for location on excess school property, to serve a dual role "as neighborhood parks and playgrounds for school children. The total cost of the project would be $178,000 with the .local share being about $100,000. The Fayetteville Public Schools and the city a r e contributing about $50,000 each. Parks are planned/for Root, Bates, Asbell, Jefferson, Happy . Hollow and Butterfield Trail elementary , schools and wooded site on Sycamore Street adjacent to the Veterans Administration Hospital. PAVILIONS; PLANNED Each park will'have, in addition to playground equipment pavilions where children can play during inclement weather. ' In a letter/to Fayetteville City M a n a g e r Donald Grimes planning commission director Kenneth DrRiley said Fayette ville is to be commended for the plan.' Careful coordination of recreation and school plans can avoid duplication o facilities and assure both a d e q u ' a l e school and recreational sites, Riley said. The parks project was on Tuesday's /city Board o Directors agenda but was post poned until the next meeting because of time. In other clearing house matters the commission: --Recommended approval o an application for fundin; assistance from the Bureau b Outdoor Recreation to hell finance a $94,000 parks projec in Rogers. -- Recommended approval o an , application for fundin assistance from the Bureau o Outdoor Recreation to help fun a $49,500 park project in Gentry · -- Recommended approval o lanolher application seekin ·federal funds for Pea Ridg ark development. The park' Ian th'ere will cost an estimated-$35,600. -- The .commission also voted o recommend approval of a aw . enforcement grant being ought . by .Gentry. Gentry Mayor Railey A. Steele told,the commissioners the money is needed to hire two more police 1 men. This would bring the Gentry police to three men, the number needed to give citizens 24-hour protection. : T O ' h t t l N U E THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ T h e weekend weather picture for Arkansas is delightful. Fair to partly cloudy skies are forecast tonight and Saturday and the long-range forecast calls for little or no precipitation through Tuesday. Highs today should be in the mid 50s to low 60s with readings in the low 60s Saturday. Little temperature change is expected for the next few days. Some light rain . fell in Northwest Arkansas Regional Manning Commission was told Thursday night that a group of leople living along Hwy. 265 outh of Fayetleville "would do anything and everything" to teep the proposed Hwy. 71 freeway from coming through their s o u t h e a s t Arkansas .this morning, . but was moving eastward/out of the state. Bombers May Attack Again VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -Premier Souvanna' Phouma said today he will ask the United States to resume air at tacks in Labs if the North Viet namese and Pathet Lao contin ue to violate the two-day-ol cease-fire. . "If the other s i d e does no keep their words, we are no obliged to keep ours," he .told a news conference at his office Asked if he thought Washirigtoi would agree to resume thi bombing, he replied, "Certain ly." U.S. air attacks on the Nort', Vietnamese and Pathet La stopped several hours befor the cease-fire went into effec at noon Wednesday. Proposed 71 Route Hits Opposition S P R I N G D A L E xecutive committee The of the Dollar Drops, Gold Prices Rise Again LONDON (AP) -- The deval ued U.S. dollar plunged to its floor level in half an hour of panic selling at the opening of European foreign exchanges today, and the price of gold soared to record peaks. But by midday a rally brought on by government buying pushed the American currency back toward its par values. Dealers in some markets were too busy to give reasons for the wild selling of dollars and the continuing boom in gold, but it looked like a loss of confidence in paper money. The dollar was steady in Tok yo, where the market opens earlier, than elsewhere. It managed, to gain half a'yen tp.'close at .265.50. ... ·· '.- . ..:.: , - . '.",'*.-. But in Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Frankfurt, the dollar plunged to its lowest permitted level before the state banks of Belgium, the Netherlands and West Germany started buying to support the rate. The Swiss national bank was also reported supporting the dollar even though the Swiss franc has been floating for more than a' month. In Zurich, one of Europe's .most volatile currency markets, the dollar Blunged to a record low of 3.21 Swiss franees, but by noon it a ad snapped ^back to 3.1650, still far below Thursday's closing 3.2475. ' · The dollar also fell in London, with the pound commanding almost $2.50 at the opening, after closing Thursday at $2,,46IQ. -Then- .the. p.ound, .fell back to $2.4720. LONDON MARKET Gold opened in London at a staggering $94 an ounce, repeating Thursday's record jump of $7' But by the time of the price fixing- by the five main London dealers -half an hour later, the price had dropped back to $89. This was still a rise of $2 from Thursday's close. The opening jump was considerably less in,Zurich -- from -AP Wlrephotc SAFELY ON SOLID GROUND AT LAST . .·. Mrs. McCrary embraces son Tony, 1, and daughter Shelby Jean, 12, following rescue by Coast Guard Castaway Family Rescued KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -After two days of drifting on the Atlantic Ocean in a disabled boat, the McCrary clan wants nothing more than "to feel those Tennessee hills under our feet again." Larry McCrary, 32, and his wife: ·· motheiv'-unele - and- -four children, all of Kingsport, Tenn., were rescued by the Coast Guard .Thursday after their 19-foot open boat was swept 75 miles- into the ocean by a wind-churned Gulf Stream. "We put our faith in God and the Coast Guard," said a haggard McCrary after arriving here at sunset aboard the cutter Cape York. "It was a miracle they survived all packed in that little boat," said Gunners Mate Paul Conway, a member of the Cape York crew. "We had basically given up hope. It was rough as hell out there. We thought they had capsized, but we just kept thinking about those kids.". McCrary took his family, a jug of water and a picnic lunch for what was supposed to be an a f t e r n o o n-long fishing trip Tuesday despite small-craft warnings. On his return, he was given a Coast Guard citation for negligent operation of a boat and overloading. Legislature Pays Final Tribute LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Arkansas began an official day of mourning today (or Winthrop Rockefeller, the multimillionaire ex-governor of the stale, who died in a Palm Springs, Calif., hospital Thursday. He was 60 years old when he yielded to cancer. His body was cremated and the ashes were to be returned to the home he cherished on Petit Jean Mountain near Morrilton ' for burial. A public memorial service will be held there at a time to be announced. . - . . ; · The day of mourning was proclaimed by Gov. Dale Bumpers. Secretary of State Kelly Bryant ordered that the state flag at the Capitol be lowered to half-staff, remaining there until after the funeral. The Arkansas Legislature, which presently is in session, paid tribute to Rockefeller Thursday. The House observed a moment of silent prayer. The Senate adopted a resolution memorializing Rockefeller for "his untiring leaderhip and devo- ion...which has left Arkansas a Deller place in which to live fop all of its citizens, and especially' for the unfortunate .and needy." LAWMAKERS RECESS In respect, the legislature did not convene today. ·The illness that felled Rockefeller, Arkansas' first Republican governor since Reconstruc- "I knew there w e r e smal craft warnings out," McCrary said. "But 1 didn't plan to go far, l: · ' · · : · · --.i The craft's motor died and the clan bailed and shivered.,in the chill night on the ?amlly outing.gone sour. · B u t , said Mrs. Bruce McCrary, 52, the grandmother, "What bothered me was that we didn't catch any fish." Nixon Again Seeks To Cut Veterans' Benefits alley. At the same- time it was announced that the Fayetteville- S p r i n g d a l e Transportation D olicy Committee will hold a jublie hearing on a future street and highway system plan which t has prepared. The public hearing will be leld at 7 p.m March B at Woodand Junior Fayetteville. High School in In the plan prepared by the committee, Hwy. 71 is shown traveling south along Hwy. 265, or Cato Springs Road. Although the plan is still subject to change, it is considered by the committee to be the most practical and feasible plan for future development. HEARING PLANNED T h e Arkansas Highway Department will also hold a public hearing on the future location of Hwy. 71. That hearing will be held at 1:30 p.m. March 13 at Ozarks Electric Cooperative. T h e'o d o r e Guhman. who identified himself as a spokesman for cattlemen and land owners · living along Hwy: 265 between Strickler and Fayelte- (CONTJNUED ON PAGE TWO) $87.25 To $89.25 an ounce. In Frankfurt, the opening price was $91, a leap $2.75. Some London dealers ascribed part of the panic in foreign exchanges to a statement in the . House of Commons Thursday by the chancellor of the exchequer, Anthony Barber. He said the nine Common Market countries were studying the technical possibilities of jointly floating their currencies in relation to the dollar "in certain circumstances"^ which he did not define. Barber was speaking during a debate demanded .by the Laborite opposition on' the international monetary situation following the Feb. 12 devaluation of the dollar. That move was aimed at ending a monetary crisis that had sent almost six billion unwanted dollars flooding into the West German exchange. The dollar hit its floor level of 2.8350 marks within the first half hour of trading in Frankfurt. The Central Bank was said to have been forced to buy small amounts of dollars and the rate jumped back to 2.8625 marks. That level was still be low the dollar's new parity of 2.9003. The Bank of France also was reported supporting the dollar when it opened at the floor in a range of 4.5005 to 4.5100 francs. Then it edged up to 4.5175. WASHINGTON (AP) -- If the Nixon administration has its way, many of the nation's veterans will experience sharp reductions in pension benefits and wide-ranging cutbacks in education and medical programs. 'Copter's Loss Investigated SAIGON (AP) -- The International Commission of Control and Supervision began its first investigation today. It agreed to a U.S. request that it look into the shooting down of an American helicopter a week ago. A spokesman for the commission said the peacekeeping group turned the investigation over to its regional team al Bien Hoa, 15 miles northeast of Saigon. "The ICCS has agreed to take on the investigation," he said "We're instructing our com mander at Bien Hoa to begin." The U.S. delegation to the Joint Military Commission ac cused the Communists Sunday of stalling an investigation by (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) As Favor To Central Arkansas House Approves Special Road Bill LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A $20 million appropriation to make U.S. 65 a four-lane highway from Pine Bluff to the Pulaski County line' was. approved Thursday by the Arkansas House. Approval of the measure came'.- despite arguments that the proposal would .destroy 'a planned state road-building program. Supporters .claimed that the highway would 'open all of Southeast Arkansas to the date's business heartland in Little Rock .and was vital to the economic development of the southeast region. In another action, the House completed' legislative work on «n $8.3 million appropriation to build, and equip if) new voca ;ipnal-tecimical schools. The :ill was to be sent to Gov. Dale Bumpers for his consideration. He has expressed reservations about the measure. The House voted 58-21 to approve the Little Rock-Pine Bluff highway bill. Speaker G. W. "Buddy" Turner Jr. of Pine Bluff ruled that the proposal required only 51 votes for passage, but acknowledged that a constitutional argument may be made that the appropriation needed 75 voles. The measure would allocate $!4 million of the state's.federal revenue sharing'funds-and $6 million of the general revenue surplus over the next two years to finance the construction and highway right ; of-way acquisition. The state Constitution says that an appropriation of money raised for highway and^educational purposes requires a majority of 51 votes while most other appropriations require a three-fourths majority, or 75 votes. Turner said language in the bill calling for transfers of the revenue sharing and surplus funds to the Highway Fund avoided the three-fourths vote requirement. The bill, similar to a Senate- passed measure, would provide money for construction o' about 20 miles of four-lane highway. Four lanes already exist from Little Rock' southeast to near the Pulaski County line. Bumpers has expressed oppo sitioi) to the vo-lech measure, saying that he is concerned about the additional operating costs the facilities would impose on the state treasury, but iias not said whether he will veto the bill. The appropriation, coming mostly from the state surplus, would fund vo-tech schools in Pulaski County, Batesville, Newport, Springdale, DeQueen, McGehee, Mena, DeWitt, Melbourne and Crossett. Rep. Kenneth Camp of Brookland called the measure "a classic example of pork barrel- ism." He said the 14 existing vo-tech schools were located on "the basis of political power" and that the proposed new facilities would be located on the sarnie basis. The Senate approved a bill to appropriate $500,000 .from the state Ha me Protection Fund fo work on the Village Creek Stat Park near Forrest City. Sen. Clarence Bell of Parki said the money was needed I match federal funds for th project, which is expected take about eight years to com plele. The bill passed ori a vote o 30-0 and now goes to the Hous for consideration. In another action, the Senat passed a bill by Sen. Georg Locke of Hamburg that woul exempt from the state sales la chemicals used in the manufa ture of paper. The vote was 3 2. Sen. Robert Harvey of Swif on opposed the bill, saying th state would lose between $1 (CONTINUED ON PACK TWO) But key members of Con- ress are lining up with the po- tically weighty veterans' or- anizations to fight it. The brewing battle threatens le government career of Dond E. Johnson, the Iowa Re- ublican who runs the Veterans dministration. A White House source says lat while Johnson has fallen ito some disfavor, he knows of o decision to fire him. But an- Jier source says ". . .he's gong to go." In the administration's 1974 lans for veterans' programs, lese are cuts arc most criti- ized by Democrats and some :epublicans on the House and enate Veterans Affairs committees and by t h e veterans' rganizations: --An $81-million reduction in unds for VA hospital construc- ion. --No budget money for a new jrogram to encourage colleges o recruit veterans, tutor and ounsel them.(Congress appro iriatcd ' $25 million when il assed the bill last year, am he National Association of Col egiate Veterans, w i t h 25.000 members, filed suit in U.S. Dis rict Court Thursday in an ef ort to force the administration o finance the program.) RESEARCH CUTS --A $5.8-million reduction in medical-research funds, pri marily covering experiments tc ind more efficient artificia imbs. --A $6.6-million saving in V ayroll costs and elimination o .,400 . agency jobs. Adminis ration critics fear the item means that the VA intends t merge 57 regional offices int 10, making it harder for a vei eran to slash red tape and ge benefits due him. The VA says the work of th regional offices is under study but "we would not in any wa change the number" of them. The administration is movin on the legislative front to ai complish reductions in pn grams it can't cut otherwise. The VA budget predicts sav ings of $223 million if Congres approves the administratio proposal to change the wa pension benefits are computed Under present law, th monthly disability pension for veteran with only his wife as dependent ranges from $33 I $140. To qualify for the mil imum, the veteran must car no more than $300 a year. Bu s wife's income isn't counted. The administration wants to ount the wife's income, and if ie count hits more than.$3,800 year, the pension would be ithdrawn. Vandals Hit Wrong Place ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. AP) -- Vandals smashed irough the Life Sciences Labo- atories in St. Petersburg and nknowingly exposed them- elves to a wide variety of dis- ase-bearing organisms. in- luding a virus strain that in- uces cancer, laboratory offi- ials say. T h e lion, was detected on Sept. 18, 1972, : when a cyst was removed. :le entered a New York hospital on Sept! 2, 1972 for exploratory ··surgery. On Oct. 23, thin and wan, he returned to the state. He had been placed on a program of chemotherapy. The former governor appeared to be holding his, o w n faring November and December. He attended a party for ilie news media Dec. 23, went :o New York,for the Rockefeller family's traditional Christinas party, and went to Washington, D.C., for the inauguration of President Nixon, but did riot attend any of the official "unctions because of his health. Once a 235-pound six - footer, rie was elected governor of Arkansas in 1966 after failing to defeat six-term Gpv. Orval E. Faubus two years earlier. He was re-elected in 1968, but Arkansas voters rejected his bid tor : a third two-year term in 1970 after -he had led far-reaching reform movement in the state.. · ' · · ;· OIL FIELD WORKER Unlike his four brothers and his sister, he failed to complete college. Instead the. son of multimillionaire John D, Rockefeller Jr. left Yale and worked i n . Texas oil fields for three years and enlisted in the Army as a private in World War II. In a typical act of nonconformity. Rockefeller left New York where the rest of his family lived and at the age of 40 settled in rural Arkansas. He later maintained he loved the state more than native residents because he chose to live there. incident happened Wednesday night. "There's real concern ... that hose people might be exposed o some really virulent disease- nducing organisms," company 'resident Dr. Vincent Groupe aid Thursday. "Those young- ters can get awfully sick." Groupe said the lab building vas entered through a window. 'Then they went on a spree, ust smashing things," he said. He said eight lab rooms were vandalized. Fatal Accident LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Jackson C. Chase, 48, of Russellville died Thursday evening at a Little Rock hospital of injuries received in a two-vehicle crash on Arkansas 27 south of Danville. Authorities said Chase was injured when his car crashed into a tractor. Officers said the tractor turned onto the highway in front of the Chase car. Pipeline Explosion At Austin Takes Lives Of Four Persons AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) -- Four 1 persons, one an infant, died near midnight Thursday when roaring flames from a liquid petroleum pipeline explosion enveloped them on a country road near here. Four others were badly burned, with three of them in critical condition today. Identification of the dead was still under way this morning. The Travis County sheriff's office said there apparently was a leak or rupture in a liquid petroleum pipeline at the Phillips Petroleum Co. pumping plant, about 10 miles southeasl of Austin, that caused gas to gather In the area Thursday night. ;, Several cars and trucks were on the country road about 11:39 p.m. CST and the ignition or - ;xhaust from one of them apj parently set off the explosion, * spokesman (or the sheriff said: Further investigation is continuing. ' There were numerous reports early today of several parsons missing but local officers and highway patrolmen said no other bodies were found alter a thorough search of the area. Flames from the explosion were finally extinguished about dawn today. At one time they roared more than 100 feet in air and were visible for miles,

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