Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 19, 1976 · Page 1
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INSIDE-Editorial 4 For Women · 5 Ecolojl , 7 Sports 8'9 Knlerlainmen' , 10 Comics - . 11 Classified J2-14 Legal Nollces 14 VOL. 108 --NUMBER 307 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLC, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 19,1976 IOCAL FORECAST-Showers with a few locally, heavy thunderstorms through Tuesday. No significant changes in temperature. Low l a s t night 55, Lows tonight i n ' (he upper 50s with highs Tuesday in the low 70s. Sunset today 6:511; sunrise Tuesday 5:38. Weather map' on page 3. 14 PACES--TEN CENTS Near Pre Recession Peak Economic Output Up : WASHINGTON AP) -- The 'volume of the 1 nation's total 'economic output jumped 2.5 per cent during lle three months ending in March 1 and moved to wit liin a whisker of its pre- reccssion peak, the government said today. ·~ The Commerce Department Said the volume of the notion's Gross National Product (GNP) climhed at an annual rate of 7.5 per cent for the quarter, compared to a 5 per cent growth rate during the previous quar- jump pushed the dollair ter. The value of the GNP to an annual rate of $1.616 trillion -- 19.4 per cent ahead of peak output during the final quarter of 1973. But inflation cut the quarter's volume of goods and services to, two-tenths· of' a.per cent below the 1973 peak. The · Gross National represents' the goods and i Eon 1 s Syria Seeking New Halt To Lebanese War " " BEIRUT, Lebanon CAP) -Fighting dropped off sharply in the Lebanese civil war today as Syrian officers called in Lebanese leaders to try to, arrange enforcement of another cease- fire. '. "Let's hope for the best," 'said Premier Rashid Karami. VThe security situation all over Lebanon is, relatively speaking, much, much better. 11 , Air Hijacker Shot By FBI Aboard Plane DENVER (AP) -- A gunman who held two hostages on a private airplane for seven .hours was shot and killed by FBI ' agents early today as he hoarded a jet he thought was to fly him -to Mexico, an FBI spokes man said." "Ted Rosack, special agent in charge of the Denver FBI office/ said Roger Lyle Lcnlz, 31, was killed shortly after mid night, ending an episode that began in Grand Island, Neb., and. included two separate flights . over ^Colorado aboard the commandeered private plane. -Neither hostage -- pilot Robert Blair and mechanic Ifarlan Hiller, both of Grand Island -was- hurt during tho seven hoiirs they spent in the Piper Navaho with the gunman or in the -gunfire aboard the com rnercial jet, Rosack said. "The subject came up the ramp with his hostages, ducket into the galley, and when agents aboard the' plane proper ly identified him, was shot,' Rosack said. "One of the agents said he believed the sub jccl fired one shot, but we're still investigating Hint." ;" , _ ABOARD COiNVAIR -The shooting was aboard Convair 990, a four-engine je owned by Ports of Call Trave Club, a'local airline, ft was the second ]et prepared for Lcnlz \vhrv earlier rejected a DC trainer owned by United Air (CONTINUED Otf PAGE TWO) West Jordan March Ends JERICHO, Occupied Jorda (AP) -- Thousands of Israelis guarded by soldiers, ended i\yn-day march through occi pied" West Jordan today to di mand that Israel keep the wa won Arab land nnd allow Jew 'ish scUlomcnl near this biblic.i city., ' An Ara b was wou nded h army gunfire in a counter dem onstration 30 miles from th march route. Israeli troops scaled off th center of Jericho after A stoned soldiers and pas sin cars before the marchers a rived, dry and dusty after a 2 mile trek across the desert. About 100 Arabs rioted in th town of Jpnin against the I raelj march. One man wa slightly wounded when Israc troops fired warning shots break up the protest, : Ret ween 20,000 and 40,000 I raclis arc estimated to ha\ taken part in the march, orga ij^d by the Nationalist Gus Emunim, or Loyalist Blc-c, demonstrate their claim th Jordan's West Dank, taken Israel in the 19fi7 Middle F,a »war t was promised by Gott the Jews of the Old Teslamen Police reported IS persons lied and 'H Wounded today in altered shelling in Beirut, earby mountain towns and agharta, President Suleiman 'anjieh's hometown in north- n Lebanon. More than 100 srsons were reported kilted nnday. . Leaders ol the warring leftist oslcins and right-wing Chris ans Saturday night accepted a Tian. proposal for mixed pa- ols of Palestinian guerrillas id militiamen to restore order nder the supervision of a truce immittee made up of reprc- ^ntatives of the two Lebanese des and of Yasir Arafat's Pal- itine Liberation Organization. SYRIAN PATROL Sources in Damascus, the yrian . capital, .said ·. Syrian resident Hafez .Assad also ans to put Syrian soldiers on atrol witlr I lie. Palestinians and ebanese if necessary ~ to ircc the truce. Assad has an itimated 6,000 Syrian troops in ontier areas in eastern and irthern Lebanon, and he cbn- ols 7,000 men of., "the/Saiqa alestinian guerrilla organ- ation. , , Col. Aly Madani, head orth'e ,'rian military police, and Col. Tqharncd Khouly, the Syrian ir force intelligence chief, ame from Damascus and met ith Karami, Palestinian secur- S'; chief Abu Hassan and other ebanese cliicttains ' 'at Ka- uni's home. , ' " . V Former ' President · Camilie hamoun, lender of the second- argest Christian militia, used to attend, saying Ka- ami's home was. not a safe .eeting place. But his 'son de ied a report that Chamoun nd his National Liberal - party ejected the new Syrian peace Ian.'The son.said Chamoun ac epted the plan in general bul bjccted to a provision reject any international (meaning \merican) or pan-Arab (mean Egyptian) participation te peawmaking. ASSAD flETERMfNED Assad is determined to use ie year-Ion;; Lcban esc war to lake Syria the predominant in luence in Lebanon. Chamoun's ppositfon to (his is shared by he leader of the leftist Moslem orces, Dnize chieftain Kama umblatt. He was forced to ac cpt the Syrian plan, however after Aralal threatened to with draw the support of his guer illas from him. Political maneuvering contin ued in preparation for a meet ng of Parliament to elect an ilhcr Christian to replace Fran ich. The election meeting (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Bicentennial-Pius One The first battle of the Revolutionary War is re-enacted at Lexington, Mass,.today as the British redcoats '(top) open fire on the upstart colonials. Bottom;" ! wounded' rebels are comforted by women who followed (hem info battle jus I . like they" did 201 years ago. (AP Wircplioto) Flood Bangers Not Yet Ended The quarter's increase vir- .ually assured that the nation's economy will surpass its prc-rc- cession peak sometime in t h e next three months. Although output will be higher than earlier peaks, this gain is taking place in a different environment than the one in late 1973. For one thing, the notion's population and the size of its work force are larger by 3,8 million. For another, unemployment was at 4.8 per cent in November of 1973, at the onset of the recession, and is now at 7,5 per cent. REVISION DUE However, the first quarter progress indicates that original administration estimates of economic performance for all of 197(3 might have been loo pessimistic and now are likely to be revised. The latest increase in the Gross National Product is the fourth consecutive- quarterly rise, leaving the indicator 6.9 per cent above the recession's trough in the first quarter of 1975. It is the strongest gain since the increase at a 12 per cent annual rale in the third quarter of 1975. The GNP also showed a sharp improvement in the m flation rate as measured in Gross National Product accounts. Prices show an increase of 3.7 per cent at an annual rate during the quarter ending in March, compared to a G.f per cent increase si an annual rate during the previous quarter. This marked the second straight quarter of impro\c ment in inflation and the lowest ate since 3.4 per cent in the hird quarter of 1972, The GNP iflaUon! measure includes a roader selection of goods and ervices than that used in the iore familiar Consumer Price ndex. KEY FACTOR A key factor in the latest jn rease in economic output was start of a replenishment-of ie inventories of goods kept in eservc by business. Total busi- ess inventories climbed at ar nnual rate of $9.5 billion after djustment for inflation. This was the first quarterly ncrease in invenlories in six .uartcrs. The drop in demand iiring the recession, had irompled businesses to cut iack their inventories. Anc hat, in turn, forced cutbacks in imployment. The start of inventory wilding signals further gains MINOT. N.D. (AP) -- Flood : ig danger is far from over, city officials warned Minot residents today, even though the .evcl of the Souris River has -jegun dropping slowly/ The 12,000 persons evacuated from their homes last week are icing told it may he two weeks before they can return. The river, which crested. Sunday at seven feet above flood stage, is expected to-continue with peak flows of 10,000 cubic feet per second for- several days and to remain above normal until mid-May, The river was dropping at an average oE .01 inches every two hours, the National Weather Service said. CREST LOWER The crest was otic foot lower than had been feared. Emergency dikes as high as 25 feet were credited with helping pre vent the f i f t h · flood in sever years in low-lying sections o: the city. As workers continued I sandbag dikes to prevent ero nniniiiKiffl NfWS BRIfFS Enters Plea Jerry Wayne Atkins, 23,' Springdale entered a plea of not guilty in. Washington Circuit Court Friday to charges of burglary, Atkins is charged in connection with a burglary on April H at the residence of Gail O'Neal of Springdale, ; 'Washington Circuit Court Judge, Maupin Cumrnings set May 24 as trial dale for Atkins and ordered him released on 10 per cent court bond of $250. · Cigarettes Token A quantity of cash, cigarettes, and cigarette lighters were reported stolen in a burglary over the weekend at Jim's Grocery Store at West Fork. West Fork Chief of Police Paul Mueller said that 40 or 50 cartons of cigarettes, between SRO and $100 In cash and change and were taken. several lighters Firm Burglarized Burglars pried open severa vending machines during a bur glary at Ozark Window Co. 4032 N. College Aw., over th' weekend. Faycllcville police said tha burglars entered through Ih rear door and pried open th soft drink, cigarette, candy am coffee 'machines and a desk taking an undetermined amoun of change and a small electro nic calculator. Club Vandalized About $60 worth of damag was reported to Faycttcvill police Sunday aflernoon afte someone broke out the righ side of a double glass door o the cast side of the Rockwoo Club on 241h Street. Police said that somctim Saturday afternoon somcon using a shaft from a brush ho tractor attachment br"oke 01 the window. "ii!:, : ;iiiiiiii;;Hi!^i::i!i,.-!!iii::,7::!iiiP today. on and seepage, officials ex- resscd concern that residents ould believe the danger was ast and the supply of vohin cer dikcwatchers, sandbaggers ncl security patrols woulc win die. "People get complacent.' aid city engineer Burt Peck am. "That's what bothers us, "We're a long way from the nd ol the critical part of this T we get a foot or two of drop " icn we can breathe." City Manager John aid, "The prognosis anger for at least Arno! is stil nothc veek. The longer · the water ligh, the more likely we are f lave street arid yard boils." DANGEROUS BOILS The boils indicate dangerou cvels. of underground" watc iressure which . could burs above ground level and floo jorlions of the city. "Tlic situation is still erilica jut we've survived the worst, Arnold said. Mayor Chester Reifen mac he first official announcotnen of the crest at 7 a.m., and ofi cials immediately began ge .ing telephone. calls from eva latetl residents asking whe .hey could return to the tomes. or employment in the months ahead. ' The latest gain in the Gross National Prboduct leaves per ca pita disposable income at annual' rate of $5,310. Tha marks an increase of 9 per cen at an annual rate over the pre vious quarter. Richardson noted in an ar licle in "Commerce America,' h i s department's mnnthl, magazine, that the GNP afte adju si ment for in fl at ion w have to grow h;- 8.5 per cent I retain the pre-recession peak, "It is unlikely that output in creased that rapidly in the firs quarter, and therefore it will b the second quarter before th previous peak is 'retained an surpassed," Richardson pre dieted. CONTINUE RISING Richardson said the lates GNP figures should show a iic increase in business Enventorii this time and "as final sale continue to rise, inventory cumulation should gain momcn turn · during the remainder the year." Richardson said the r GNP figures and other econom ic indicators coming out of th government should prompt favorable revision of the ; (CONTINUED ON PACE WO I {TIMESphoio by Ken Good) MISS UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS ...Allison Taylor, senior' marketing-major from Clarksville Miss UA Crowned Alison Taylor, a senior mar- eting major from Clarksvillc. vas crowned Miss University of \rkansas Sunday night. Repre- cnlins Pi Beta Phi sorority, liss Taylor is Hie d a u g h t e r - o f Ir, and Mrs. Garner Taylor r. of Clarksvillc. ,'. · First- runner up was Pain fpncs from Tulsa. She rcpre- e n t e d Humphrey's Hall. Seeonti .runner up was ,T(ini,«rn larold, from Pine Bluff, renre- cnting Kappa Kappa Gamma orority. Miss Congeniality was jisn McLaughlin from Spring* dale, representing Chi Omega. The pageant is sponsored by Sigma N T u and Sigma Chi 'fraternities . S 1 iss Tayl or wa s selected from a field of ~ 11 contestants representing sororities, ..women's dorms and Black Americans for Democracy. · For many years the pageant was part GAEBALE ,, years ago GAEBALE was switched from the Associated Student Government to the , Arkansas Union, and plans were -made to drop the pageant altogether. At '.that time, the men of Sigma Nu and of the annual celebration. Four sponsorship of Hindsville Man Enters Plea To Fraud Counts Lloyd Albert Linchargor, 65,i of Hindsville, entered a plea of! not guilty to 10 counts of fraud at his arraign men I in Federal District Court here, this morning. The. federal Grand Jury at . Tcxarkana last, Linebargcr overstating the week indicted 10 counts of assets of the Valley Bank of Hindsvillo by forging to^n notes with a total value of $5,01}Q on 10 Hindsville residents between June 30, 1969 and March 7, 1375. According to the Grand Jury indictment, the figures on the bank notes were purported to be forged. Federal District Judge Pau! X Williams set Linebarger's trial date for May 2-1 at 9 a.m. Lineharger was released on a $1,000 personal recognizance liabilities. bond after Judge Williams informed him of (he maximun penalties for each of (he 1( counts. Judge Williams said that Linebarger is convicted, he can be lined on each count not more than $5,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years. Lineharger was an officer ant employe at the Valley Bank o Hindsvillc at the time of tin alleged fraud. The fraudulent bank note were discovered in February o this year during a roulin' annual examination of the- banl by the Federal Deposit Jnsur ance Corporation, Since tha time, the First National Ban of H'jnlsville has purchased th Valley Bank of Hindsvillo and assumed the bank's assets and a - C h i undertook oring of the pageant. G O W N - A N D TALENT .. During the evening .gown competition when- each contest- i n t . m a d e a brief remark,"Miss "aylor told ' the' audience, 1 she vas "working on a-bachelor's legrce in marketing. 'However, · s i n c e ' I . j u s t ' h a d my 21st birthday, my parents'think I ' s h o u l d e in the market for a bache-. or." ; For her talent, prcscn- ation Miss Taylor performed a pantomime to the: song "You "lot Troubles" from the Broad- vay production - of ' VMusic " Man.'.' ' ; - , : . She was crowned; by . the reigning Miss ,University "of Arkansas, Sharon Maguire.: : ; Miss Taylor said that 'in presenting the University she loped "to show how natural the people of Arkansas, are."-She said that although she is a senior, she will he working on her master's degree next, year 'pr nicking up another, major. "As Miss UA she will compete for Lhe title of Miss Arkansas in Hot Springs and have a chance to represent the slate in the Miss America Pageant. '·· E.n le r t a i n,iri e ri t for the audience of about 500 was provided by the Uarketles. Under the" direction of Professor Kenneth L. Ballcngcr, the '.23 singers, actors and inslru- m c ii t a 1 i s t s presented light entertainment. " EVENT. JUDGES. - £ . Judges for the event wera Louise Lueken, a writer, producer and actor for the television commercials of Colcman Dairy of Little Rock; B e t t y Fowler.'a television personality of a popular talk show in LUIIs Rock; and! Lee Zachary, the executive vice president of the Springdale .Chamber of Commerce. Master of ceremonies was (COSTDfUF.D ON PAGE TWO) June Decision Expected Free Press-Fair Trial Hearing Begins WASHINGTON (AP) -- "We do not have spacious profits with which to defend! ourselves and our principles, all the way to the Supreme Court, each and every lime we feel them to be under a t t a c k . . . . Bul I am confident thai the court will listen to us.because we represent the most defenseless aniong the petitioners." With these M'orcls, H. T)ranU Avers, edilor antl publisher of the Anniston, Ala., Star, plcnti- ed the cause of the nation's small daily newspapers in n free press-fair trial case which Itu high court hears arguments Ayers* letter Is quoted in a brief submitted lo (he court on behalf of news organizations ranging from the Anniston Star, which has a circulation of 28,000, to the major television networks. . The case, which arose out of a Nebraska mass murder, involves conlltetmg views about the effect ot news coverage on the impartiality, ot potential jurors in criminal cases nnd tlm rights ot defendants, H is the first time the court lias held n full-scale hearing on the relationship between the free press guarantee of the First Amendment to the Con stitutipn and the fair trial guar- 1 nntoo of the Sixth Amendment. A decision is expected by June. District Judge Hugh Stuart of \'orth Platle, Neb., touched off :he dispute by restricting pre- Irinl news coverage last . October of the case of Ersvin Charles Simants, 29, charged with killing six members of a Sutherland, Neb., family. \V ith some modi! icat ions made by the Ncbrask a Su promo Court, the restriction remained in effect until a jury was selected Jan, 8 for Sim anljCi" trial. 1I was convicted o tirsl-dcgrce murder and ha xicn sentenced to die in the Icclric chair. fn attacking Ihe judge's or- Icr, the news media organ- zations rely heavily upon a ml ng of the U.S. Supreme Court ast June that exposure of jurors I o news accounts of a crime does not in itself make a fair (rial impossible. The altorneys for the news organizations toldi the court in a brief last week that tho case i: vital to "the right of the pres: rather than government lo de cide what news the America; people will receive." Ayers, in his letter to attor neys for news media organ zations, said . such restrictions ·ould be felt most severely in mall towns. "Our papers are not read in he White House, the Congress, he Supreme Court or by network said. nc\vi "We executives," he have no' in-house staff. We retain no great, na* lional law firms. "Our obedient only alternative, silence. You hoar when we speak now. Who will notice if we arc silenced? The small town press will be the unknown soldier of a war between the First and Sixth amendments, a war that should never have been declared^ and can still be avoided." ''

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