Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 22, 1969 · Page 1
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ta «· YIAR-NUMW 3*4 T)M Public Inttrtst Is Tht Firtt Concern Of This Newspaper FAYITTIVIUf, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 32, 1969 Sunny and mild tadajr *M Wednetday; barometer N.* steady; wind* varitWe: tuniet today 6:55 funrise Wedneidt* S:37. ' - High Low Expected today 7MO 4» Monday W 4T PAOB-nNCMTt firft/s/i Sai/or Completes 'Round The World Voyage PALMOUTH, England (AP) - Britiih yachtsman Robin Knox-.Iohnston battled hii way through a near gale into this old Cornish port today to complete man's first known solo nonstop voyage around the world. A harbor cannon boomed a salute to the rugged 30- year-old merchant marine officer as he crossed the finishing line in his 32-foot ketch Suhaili after spending 312 days at sea--longer than any sailor alone on record--on · 29,000-mile expedition. High winds and a heavy sea foiled his attempt to sail directly into Falmouth harbor. Northeasterly winds forced him to zig zag over the last few miles; delaying his entry by over seven hours. The mayor of Falmouth, civic officials and crowds of Britons gathered to honor the man who suffered incredible hardships for 311 solitary days at sea. A golden globe and possibly $12,600 in prize money awaited him. Unshaven, dressed in rags and down to his last few cans of food, Robin Knox-Johnson spent his last night afloat drifting 30 miles from home. Officials said his last fear was that someone in a boat would touch the Suhaili or try to hand him a celebration drink before he docked, technically spoiling the single- handed aspect of his voyage. Despite his ragged garb and the battered condition of his rusty boat, Robin Knox-Johnson looked fit and cheerful as he strode the deck Monday night, shouting to his three brothers in a circling press boat. "I could use a beer," he yelled to well-wishers. Israeli Warplanes Launch Major Attack On Jordan JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli warplanes streaked over Jordan again today and an Israeli military spokesman said they knocked out the major part of Egypt's early warning radar network. Amman Radio said it was Israel's heaviest air attack in more than a year. A senior member of the Israeli general staff said the attack on two Egyptian radar sitei in south Jordan was a partial answer to Egyptian artillery bombardments over the Suei Canal during the past month. "There are still a lot of options open to us and I think we will make use of them in due time" he added in a warning of further action. Egypt meanwhile reported that its patrols crossed the Suez Canal again during the night to attack Israeli positions on the east .bank. Israel said its planes also hit two Arab guerrilla bases in north Jordan. PLANE DOWNED The Israelis said one .plane was shot down and the pilot was presumed dead. Jordan said two other Israeli jets were damaged and Red Crescent officials said they had been told the pilot of one parachuted into southern Jordan and was captured by Saudi Arabian troops stationed there. The Israeli spokesman told a news conference the radar sites hit today were Egypt's sole watch points for Israeli aircraft and had compensated to some extent for the loss of the Sinai Desert during the 1967 war. Another spokesman said the sites blanketed Israeli air activity from Tel Aviv south to the Suez Canal. It was believed Egypt's only radar stations left are within its own boundaries west of the canal. Jordan s a i d seven Arabs including four soldiers were killed and 2Z persons were wounded in the series of air strikes. The Israelis gave no details on the length of the raids or the number of planes taking part. Cairo Radio reported that Egyptian troops crossed the canal during the night clashed with Israeli defense positions and fought their way out of Is raeli ambushes. The report said the Egyptian patrols killed five Israeli troops and returned with only two men wounded. Second Coin Theft Probed Even at Fayetteville police Monday were recovering a stolen car from which a $9,000 coin collection had been taken, a second collection of coins -valued at $1,200 -- was taken from a locked automobile at Springdale.. A car owned by T. E. Williams of Fort Smith, stolen Sunday night from a parking lot at the main Fayetteville Post Office, was found abandoned on a side road late Monday, the coin collection missing from its trunk. Springdale police meanwhile said a colection of one cent piec es valued at $1,200 was taken from the locked car of Duane File, Route I, Springdale, Monday night while it was parked --and locked--on the Tyson Parking lot on East Meadow Street. Fayetteville police said John McGuire, who lives about one- fourth mile east of Hwy. 265 in the Lovers Lane area, reported Finding Williams' car abandoned in the area. CREDIT CARDS TAKEN Missing from Williams' car in addition to the coins, were credit cards, checks, and some clothing. Left in the car were some suits and an old .38 caliber Colt revolver. Williams had parked his car at the Post Office Sunday evening and was gone about three minutes, when he returned to discover the locked car was missing. File told Springdale police (CONTINUED OK PAGE TWO) NEWS BRIEFS Arkonsons Killed WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department reported Monday that two more Arkansans had been killed in action in Vietnam. The dead were identified as Army Sgt. Roy E. Bright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Bright of Little Rock and Seep. S Herbert S. Hildehrand, son of Mrs. Nellie D. Hildebrand of Hot Springs. Airliner Crashes CALCUTTA (AP) - An Indian airliner crashed Monday night while flying over East Pakistan, killing all 44 persons aboard. *n aviation ministry official said today. Ctost-Firt Fails UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) _ Secretary-General U Thant declared today the tl.N. cease-fire along the Suet Canal sector Is almost totally ineffective "and a virtual state of active war now exists there." Thant made the itatcment in a special report to mcmhtrs of Iht U.N. Security Council. Rockefeller Resting LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller is scheduled to spend this week on his Petit Jean Mountain farm, resting and getting some exercise. An aide to Rockefeller also said the governor hopes to lose Tax Reform Program Aimed Chiefly At Pressing Flaws, Congress Told a few pounds during the week.' I Jury Selected HOPE, Ark. (AP)-The jury for the first-degree murder trial of Dennis Turner. 19. of Hope was selected Monday. Turner, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. 7. Turner, is charged in the death of Larry Wayne Yates. 18, of Hope who ivas killed last Christmas. Body Identified LITTLE ROCK (AP)-A body found Sunday floating in Little Maumellc Creek near the Pulaski County Penal Farm has been Identified as that of Ezekial Washington of Sweet Home, who disappeared from the penal firm Nov. it, 1M*. Washington, 41, h«d been at the farm two week* before he disappeared. County's Help On Ambulance Service Asked Once again the Fayetteville City Manager Board will try to get Washington County and Washington General Hospital to participate in the operation of an ambulance service. The board granted City Manager Wesley Howe the author ity Monday night to "work with all parties concerned" including the county and the hospital to find a permanent solution to the problem. "We are going to try to involve some people who desperately need to be involved," Mayor Garland Melton Jr. said. "This is not Fayetteville's problem only." The board acted after Howe reported that the Fire Department has been providing ambulance service on an emergency basis since J. J. Ambulance Co., Batesville, left town at noon Thursday. J. J. operated a private ambulance service here for Sli months before folding. The company said it was losing money here and could not afford to continue the operation. It also closed its Rogers operation. ATTEMPT FAILS Two and one-half years ago the city tried to get the county and the hospitals to participate in establishing an ambulance service, and help meet the costs of uncollected bills, but was un successful. It was necessary for the Fire Department to operate the service until J. J. came along. "If no one else wishes to participate in the cost," Director Dale Dunn said Monday night "I think we should limit the servic* to the city limits." "1 agree with that 100 percent," Director Earnest Lancaster said. The board also: PRIVATE CLUBS -- Adopted an ordinance taxing private clubs five per cent of their gross receipts for the sale of mixed drinks, beer and wine, and requiring the clubs to pay a $250 annual license fee. This is the maximum allowed by state law. Only three clubs are currently in Fayetteville: the Moose Lodge the Elks Lodge, and the Fayetteville Country Club. LEAVE GRANTED EXTENDED LEAVE -- Agreed to pay Fire Capt. Orville Stout 50 per cent of his salary for a period from April 22 to mid-July when he is expected to return to work. The Fire Pension and relief Board will pay Capt. Stout the other half of his pay for this period. CIVIL DEFENSE -- Approved an agreement by which all the cities in the county designate the Washington County Civil De fense Organization as the civil defense organization for the cities. MUTUAL PROTECTION-Approved an agreement that formalizes an existing pact between the cities of Fayetteville, Springdale. Rogers. Bentonville. and Siloam Springs for mutual aid fire protection. This means the cities will help each other fight fires if necessary. DATA PROCESSING - Ap proved * contract with Systematic!, Inc., to continue processing by computer the city's water bills. The cost of the scr-1 vice has been increased from 12 to 15 center per bill, or about I $150 more per month. \ ANNEXATION -- Approvrd tiie annexation of 14 acres owned by Herbert A. Lewis near Lake Sequoyah. Two Persons Injured In Three-Car Smashup Two persons were injured Monday afternoon when these two cars and a third vehicle collided on Hwy. 71 north of Mud Creek. City police said a car driven hy Mrs. Connie Jo Sims, 22. of Lowell, was forced off the highway, went out of control and struck the black sedan at right, causing i( to collide with the while c»r a( left. Hospitalized were John Paul North, 30. of Fort Smith, driver of thr hlark car and, Mrs. Clarence Ma- lone, 57, of Route 2. Springdale, » passenger in the white automobile. (TIMESphotn by Mike Donal) Water Truce Team' Appointed In a heated confrontation Monday night, the Fayetteville City Manager Board designated a three-man team to seek a ne gotiated peace with Greenland in the long standing dispute over water service. Mayor Garland Melton Jr. appointed Directors Joe McFerran, Gerald Jones and Jon Larry Starr to find a solution OOP's Cooper Urges Delay In Anti-Missile Program WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John Sherman Cooper, the leading Republican critic of the administration's Safeguard pro gram, says President Nixon should delay deployment of the anti-missile system for a year and try for a disarmament agreement with the Soviet Union. "It is difficult to oppose the President and I hope that he might agree to take another year to see if we can gel some kind of disarmament agreement with the Russians rather than pushing the matter to a vote now," the Kentucky senator said in an interview. Cooper and other Safeguard critics--Republicans and Democrats alike--maintain that the Safeguard anti-ballistic missile --ABM--syslem mighl recharge the arms race between the two superpowers. "The President has put us in the position of disagreeing with him on a matter dealing with the security of the country." Cooper said. "This is always difficult lo do. "But 1 think those of us who [oppose deployment of the ABM I at this time t h i n k as I do--that j unless we make some move to ! put an end to the arms race it will accelerate out of all reason. "If the President would just take a year to look at it. to see if there is some chance of get- j t i n g an agreement with the Su- .victs. he could s t i l l go ahead if !these efforts fail." Besides, the senalor inriicat ed. if Nixon tries to push for a vote now. he would lose, at least in the Senate, so he might as well agree to the delay. Budget Cuts Hit Flood Control WASHINGTON (AP) - Pros ident Nixon's recent budget revisions have reduced the appropriation for flood control ami navigation in Arkansas about $5.5 million. Former President Lyndon B. .lohnson, in his budget to Congress for the year starting next July 1. recommended that the A r m y Kngincers be given »1,161,000.000 to plan, build and maintain flood control, navigation and b e a c h erosion projects. Under the Nixon revision the water projects program of 1he engineers w a » reduced by »l41.«ti. r i,000. to the dispute with Greenland and Suburban Water District No. 1 after Ralph Goff of Fayetteville apologized for losing his temper. Goff needs water service for a meat processing plant (slaugh tcr house! planned on Bruce Crider's property. However, the site is outside the city of Greenland and the water d i s t r i c t , and not entitled lo w a t e r service under Fayetleville's existing water policies. Fayetteville. Greenland and the water districl have been trying for years to get together on a contract that would solve the problem. The contract w o u l d replace an original contract he tween Fayetteville and the wa ter district. AREA'S D K K I N K D The proposal would establish a contractural relationship between Fayetlcville and Greenland and dissolve Ibe water dis tnct. Fayetlevilic would o w n and operate Ihc water system, hut Greenland would f i n a n c e any extensions of service. The proposed contract would d e f i n e the areas thai could be annexed 1o the city of Green land and provided w i t h water se vice. Crider's properly is with in the area that could be a n - 1 nexed and served with waler. City Manager Wesley Howe said Greenland Mayor Howard Vetler reported the Greenland C i t y Council has approved tin. 1 c o n t r a c t , but that the document s t i l l requires approval of the w a t e r d i s t r i c l hnard of d i r c c - ! tors. S 111 (he heal of t h e discus last night doff t h r e a t e n e d t o ' tie onto the c i t y ' s w a t e r l i n e s ! at 1 p.m. today and said. "It's! u p t o y o u to net a n (court i j i n j u n c t i o n to slop me. We w i l l f i n d mil in Chancery Court if j l h e ( o r i g i n a l ) contract is any G u f f l a t e r retracted h i s M a t e men! and apologi/ed to t h c board for becoming angry. This was a f t e r Slarr. w h n s c sympa lilies a r e w i t h Grecnl.tnd, said he could not support ( i o f f w i t h t h a t .·ittiluilc. I ,.,. I However, Starr said later, "if he wanted to go hook on lomor row, I don't t h i n k we could stop him." Attorney K. .1. Ball, representing Guff, said the issue was (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Marines Trap Enemy Force "Ynn lost me There.' said. "1 was ready lo support vou " SAIGON ( A P ) - U.S. Ma rules caught 150 North Viet namese I r y i n f t to crnss a river southwest of Da Nang Monday and killed at least 51) of them with the help of artillery and an aerial gnnship, m i l i t a r y s|okes- men said today. O n e M a r i n e was wounded. It was one of t w o ground hat- ties reported by I he U.S. Com maud. The Viet Cong shelled 17 allied bases and towns Monday night, and a delayed report told nf heavy material d a m a g e to the U.S. air base at Mia T i a i l g . 200 miles northeast of Saignn. in an a t t a c k w i t h rockets and re coilless rifles Sunday n i g h t . The Marines sprayed Mie North Vietnamese with machine guns in an area 11 miles .smith- west of South V i e t n a m ' s .second largest c i l y as the enemy at tempted to cross the Vu Gia R i v e r in s a m p a n s . M o r t a r shells and a r t i l l e r y r.imcd on raked t h e m w i t h fi.fldO rounds a m i n u t e Irom i t s m m g u n s The M a r i n e s counted :'u ene my bodies f l n a t m u d o w n r i v e r after the shooting, and only our Leatherneck w a s w o n n d r d . o f f i cers said. In a n n l h i T a i l n m :!7 m i l e s n n r t h w e s i of Saigon. N n r i l i Viet limn ol armored personnel car rters I r o m he ^."ith l n f . i r . l r y l ) i vision in n i g h t I H V I M I . I I - . Bill t h e \ bcalen hack m a 15 m i n u t e f i r e l i g h t , l e a v i n c !:l dead, the l/'.S. Comm;ir.d s a i d No A m e n can c a s u a l t i e s w e r e reported Basic Changes Scheduled For Future WASHINGTON (AP) -- Administration spokesmen told Congress today President Nixon's wide-ranging tax reform proposals are aimed at quickly repairing pressing f l a w s in the system and more basic changes arc planned. Of equal importance to immediate reform. Treasury I U n d e r Secretary Charles E. Walker tnld the House Ways and Means Committee, are "basic structural changes that go beyond reform" w h i c h , however, must be approached more slowly. He tinted in his prepared testimony that the President has ordered a ccllar-to-attic review of every aspect of the tax system to point up the areas where sim- p l i f i c a t i o n -- a major goal--may le possible. Walker .-inrl E d w i n S. Cohen, assistant secretary of the Trea- nry for t a x policy, repeatedly used terms such as "interim" and "first stage" to describe the lengthy list nf chanpes Nixon outlined in the tax message h« sent Monday to Capitol Hill. CRITICAL I'KOBI.KMS "The most critical problems, w h i c h we believe should bt dealt w i t h promptly." Cohen said, "arc f i r s t , maintaining confidence in the t a x struclur* hy curbing the e\cessive use of t a x prelerenccs b y som« wealthy taxpayers and. second, removing the burden of the income t a r from those who art below the poverty level." Overall. Treasury officials said revenue losses and gains w i l l cancel each other nut at ruughly M billion each though there should be a net increase in receipts a f t e r the first two years The big revenue boosting items they said w i l l be the repeal n f t h e 7 per cent investment t a \ credit tightening.'up (m use of "tax preferences" hy high income t a x p a y e r s to shield much of t h e i r inciiine from tax- ,-itiiin and correction of a l e n g t h y list nf abuses. On t h e other side w i l l he the revenue l»M by c u t t i n g the .Ian. I e l i m i n a t i o n of income t a x e s for single persons and f a m i l i e s e a r n i n g less than J3500 a year, revenue sharing w i t h slates and local governments and t a x incentives to bring more businesses and privately run m a n p o w i r t r a i n i n g programs i n t o p o v e r t y areas. Some nf the changes are designed to t a k e effect i m m e d i a t n - (CONTINIIED ON PAC.F TWO) Lineman Burned By Electrical Arc Robert C i u t s m g e r . .11;. an employee of ( ) / . i r l : s F.leclrii- Co- o p e r a t i v e ( ' o r p i n - a l u m , is in jgnod c o n d i t i o n at Washington ( G e n e r a l H o s p i t a l t o d a y w i t h ; severe burns, p r j m . i n h on his j b a c k . j An (U-.CC sprier,.:,lau s a i d j C i i r i s u i g c i - . of l . i i H - n h i . and t h r e e other men w e n - w o r k i n g on a V.'.MHI \o!t c l c c t r u a ! l i n e w h e n e l e c t r i c i t y arced between t w o l i m e s , b u r n i n g C u r t s i n g c r C u i t s i u g e r w a s w o r k i n g i n a n a e r i a l basket a him! l o u r m i i c s , w e s t of Lincoln w h e n the accident occurred .ihoitt J p.m. He i t t a s t r a n s f e r r e d to Ihc hospital i by I.ugmhiicl a n i l i u l . - i n i e . : The company spokesman sairl he dul no! b e l i e v e C u r t s i n g e r suffered e l e c t r i c a l shuck from f l h c . - i M i d c n l . hut w a s only ' h u r n e d New Mission Stretches 7th Fleet To Limit WASHINGTON l A I ' i V n.iiii n a v a l Mr operations ( K i n i i n t n b i i Emergency Play Pen being n i r l . i i l e d a n d I! i- VIM Fleet, ill-etched lo the l i m i t mill deployment ol a :'.,) ship t.isk force to protect U.S. reem.iiiiir. r.'iice missions off N o r i h K n n - . i "We've got no slack." a N . i v y n f l i c e r commented . i l t ' - i I I I ' Pentagon Monday a i - p o - i m ed t h e t i m e hr assignmenl of an a r m a d . i lo i h e ' d n c e d In t w o Sea of Japan where n N a v y The 7"i Fleet s r e m a i n i n g plane was shot down h\ N o r t h . f o t i r a i r c r a f t carriers are going Korea last week. i into Task Force 71 along w i t h I h . s means t h e j And o f f i on In Ihc I - S ' s t r o y c r s bombing i . i i n p . i i g n m South |Srvciiih V i e t n a m and l,,ios w i l l be -'lit b y . s c l s r o n g h h one i h i r d The 1 inti-d Si;ilcs has hi-en keeping three , i i i c i a f l i . u r n - i s on t h e f i r i n g line in the ( l u l f of T u n k i n ; for t h i s w i l l he re d c s i i i h c d the ISrie- ,1 n i . i j n r share of the h ' - , i \ t i i m h a t v»i- ll was rirtprrallnn, mil In- grnully thai hrmi«lil Ihls young M. Petersburg, Flu.. mnlhrr It convirl a Inrit Irath hiskrl Inlii a child Imv krl nhllr «hr *-uril. (AP Ulrrphntii) One a i r c r a / t c a r r i e r , 1 ui(l pm '.sibly other war ships of the 7th three cruisers *md 16 destroy- crs . | Fleet have been pulled Irnm t h e ! Thus, nldcers pointed out. all war e f f o r t In form n ne\\ T a s k i 7 l h Flee! c a r r i e r s are now tied Fmce 71 deplnying simicwhcrc d o w n on t w o I r n i i t s - t h r Sea of off North Korea. Japan and the Gulf of Tonkin. 1 How Ic.ii)! tl'.e Meet can main- ^nm Ixith .issignmciiH under .present i i i n d i i i m i s is a matter nf jconcerii lo t h e N a \ \ W i t h its i six f l a t t o p s 01 1 upn-v the 7th Fleet has no replacement flejl- h i h t y Officers said I h a l ii (he talk , force hns to r e m a i n in the SM · of J a p n n for «ny extended peri- iod n few weeks or more-- th» 7th Flee! v mild have to Ret some relief m the way of replacements from the Atlantic I Fleet.

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