Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 21, 1969 · Page 3
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 21, 1969
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MiriM Crank Adwb He Has No Plans For Seeking Office Again By Bill. SIMMONS FOREMAN. Ark. (AP) Marion Crank doesn't give you a clear-cut answer when you ask him if he misses being in the legislature. First he says he doesn't miss it when he's at home in Foreman. Then he admits feeling like an old fire horse when he visited Little Rock while the legislature was in session. Finally, he said, "Sure you miss it. You can't be in something so long without missing it when it's over. Just like you'd miss your job if you suddenly stepped out of it." Crank was interviewed as the legislature recessed for three weeks following a marathon 89- day session which amounted to a daily joust with Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller and his $100 million tax program. Rockefeller remarked during the closing days of the session that Crank probably could have done a better job of getting the tax program through the legis lature. Crank conceded that this was true, principally because his requests would have been much more modest. AGREES WITH OBSERVERS He then agreed with legislative observers who feel that the legislature damaged its image by taking 89 days to enact a $25 million tax program. It was apparently after the first 3( days that this was about all Rockefeller would get. Crank, who left the legislature after 18 years to run for governor last year, returned to his job as vice president for public relations with the Arkansas Cement Corp. after his de feat by Rockefeller. This is the job that cost hiir votes because Republicans used Crank's connection with Arkan sas Cement, a subsidiary of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., to link Crank with W.R. "Witt 1 Stephens, Arkla president and a leader of the "old guard" fac tion of the Democratic party. "I've been back on the job since the first of the year.' Crank said. "I have to work for a living you know. I didn' get quite as rich as folks were led to believe while I was in the legislature." DAMAGING CHARGES This was an allusion to the campaign disclosure that, as a legislator, Crank had four of his children on the state payroll Crank has said this issue o nepotism and the allegation tha he was "old guard" were the two most damaging charges against his candidacy. But the employing of rela lives. Crank said, is "nothing new" for the legislature. Subse quent disclosures have shown that Republicans and Demo crats alike have hired their kith and kin. "We used to do it as regular 'Newspapers listed the vouchers for every trip we made and that sort of thing. But there was nothing wrong with that." Crank said that while he misses the legislative action at lines, he has no plans to run tor the legislature. "I have no political plans at all at the moment," he said. "In the event I decide to run for something, it would be for something on a statewide level.' PARTY LEADER His present role, he said, is that of Democratic party leader and, as such, he occupies the nst in an unusual way. "It's been traditional that the Democratic nominee for gover nor is the party leader," Crank said. "Of course, the Democrat ic nominee up until two years ago and in this past election lad never been defeated. As they become governor, they cer ;ainly were the head of the par ty. That is to be expected by tradition because there couldn' be anyone else elevated with out an election." He said people can talk abou party leadership, and newsmen can speculate about "emerging leaders," but he added: "You know, I've noticed every two years we have at least 15 or 2C people mentioned as running fo g o v e r n o r . Invariably there won't be over one or two o them (to get into the race) and there'll be three or four more who will run without ever beini mentioned by anybody." NAMES MENTIONED The party's state chairmar Charles D. Matthews, of Nort Little Rock, has in recent week mentioned a half-dozen name as potential Democratic guber natorial candidates next year Crank's name is not amon them. "I haven't made up my rnin about the race, and I'm beini quite honest and above-board i that," Crank said. "Of course Charles' job is to be as neutra as anybody knows how. Quit frankly, even mentioning som names may be going a littl too far." Mathews said in an inter view that he has simply bee repeating names that others have put to him as potentia candidates. He said Crank' name had not been mentionec to him. Asked why Democratic part workers and voters might s soon forget the 1968 party nom nee, Matthews said, "Well, would all be conjecture, but h hasn't been making any move as though he planned to run. LOST ON ISSUE "And he lost on issues tha would be hard to overcome. Matthews added. "We have tfaon Approves Shoriwne Radio For Soviet Embassy WASHINGTON (AP) - A wo-w«y shortwave radio for the toviet embany In Washington its been approved by President Nixon, according to administrt- ion officials, as another step emonstrating the working rela- ionships between the superpow- rs. Another such example, the of- iclals said Sunday, was the Solet naval cooperation last week n the search for the U.S. Plane ihot down by North Korean jets. Under the radio agreement, a et will be allowed for the American embassy in Moscow. An embassy-controlled transmitter is considered valuable by J.S. diplomats in countries where commercial facilities are poor or political conditions unstable. Previously, Washington and iloscow had agreed to private eletype circuits to their embas- diplomatic pouches from com- sies and the right to carry away mercial flights without customs nspection. BASIS FOR WITHDRAWAL WASHINGTON (AP) - The South Vietnamese army's ability to contain the North Vietnamese and the Viet Cong is the only basis for unilateral withdrawal of U.S. troops from the war, says Defense Secrrtary Helvin R. Laird. Lacking sufficient South Vietnamese strength, Laird said American troops would not be removed otherwise unless there is a withdrawal by the enemy ty agreement at the Paris jeace talks. Laird spoke on the Metrome- dia television program "Evans- tfovak Report." The secretary said he does not rule out inclusion of Commit nists in a post-war government, provided that they are voted in free and honest elections. "I would be opposed to a forced co alition," Laird said, such as was the case in Laos. Laird also referred to the Pentagon spending saying there has been $3 billion in defense budget cuts and a cut in expenditures. $1.1 billion "I think we good number of people who ap parently are willing, or at leas 1 considering to offer themselves seriously for the office of gov ernor. We need someone young dynamic, progressive and re form - minded. That's wha everyone tells me. and in thai context Marion Crank's name has never come up." Crank said that as long a Matthews "carries out his ]ol in continuing to work for the party as a whole, he's doing just what I want him to do." He said he would always be available to help Matthews and any other Democrat to work '" the interest of the party and tc crystallize our thinking, t bring together the various part of the party, and when you say parts of the party, actually yo mean the different kinds o thinking in the party." MKI|MI Ti AMI Mi fim (Mil in make further t*vif (." DOMESTIC CRISIS WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pre*l ent Nixon hat not realised the ravity «f the taertte cufffe," says former Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey. Of M billion in recent budget uts ordered by Nixon. Humhrey said, $3 billion came from omestic programs and this was indicative of the admmistra- ion's attitude." Humphrey said he is not sure he military budget-cut by $1 billion--is too large, but he felt he time had come for "an in- depth Inquiry" into Pentagon pending. Humphrey spoke on the NBC program "Meet the Press." As for his political future, he said, "I'm not dead, and there are a few others around . . . I'm not through with ouhlic affairs, hut I'm not sure about public of- Ice." He said he has not decided on whether to run for the Senate in 1970 or seek the presidency again in 1972. PRINCETON. NJ. (AP) Princeton Uairerstty has decided to accept IN women undergraduates this r*ll. fee first in its »» year history. The decision by tot Board of Trustees wat announced Sunday by university President Robert F. Goheen and James F. Gates Jr., chairman of the trustee*' executive committee. They said the number of worn m undergraduates will bt increased each year until it n es 650 in the 1971-74 school and will I ir until it reach- year i to at least 1.000 at MOM future date. Tnt tnn- teet decided there will be no reduction in the J,K» male under graduate enrollment. The trustees also relinquished to undergraduates the authority to set social rules and women's visiting hours in dormitories. «. H*» · * Ruths Beauty College 4434061 Frosting* Tinti $1.50 ,$·.50 $5.00 No appointment necessary AO work done by students supervised by qualified iaetroctor Open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Shoe Salon Capital Qute "The credibility Rap has been closed and the lights are turned on at the White House"--Rep. Leslie C. Arends. R-lll., in assessing President Nixon's first 90 days in office. Capital Footnote The Republicans will capture control of the Senate in the 1970 elections says Rep. Rogers C. B. Norton, the new chairman of he Republican National Committee. "I think we can pick up the necessary seven seats." he said, even though the party in jower traditionally loses ground n nonpresidential election years. Newcombe Named LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Don Newcombe, former star pitcher of the Brooklyn Dodgers, has ecome administrative assistant 'or M a n a g e m e n t 'ormed to find jobs Council, for the lard-core unemployed after the 1965 riot in Watts. Gene U Thrasher ft Co. S4S East Nerth FayettetiUe, Ark. 7*7*1 Reg. $15 The "Wonder Pump" For Last Two Days of Our Spring Sale -- We Have Added This Fine Pump Save $4.10 For Two Days Tuesday Wednesday We Know That Whan You Slip A Pair On, You Will Want A Pair In Each Color At This Special Spring Sale Price! 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