Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 11, 1972 · Page 1
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Friday, August 11, 1972
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INIIDB- Ftlltoilnl War women Hook reviews , Sports Kntprtnlnnicnl 5 7 10-11 12 CliiSBlficcI 14-15-18-17 mih YEAR-NUMBSR so Jlorttesit Th« Public Interest It The Fir»t Concern Of This N«wipaper , ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST II, 1972 i IOCAI PORKAST- Pnrtly cloudy and w*rm through Saturday! bnrqtnetee 3020 steady; winds southerly; sunset today 8 16, sunJs* Saturday 6-34 ? High Expected today 81 Thursday 89 Weather map on page IB PACK-TIN ,«f « " In Washington County · Voter L/st Swe//s Registered voters In Washington County totaled D3,157 , as or June 1, according to 'Slate Auditor Jlmmle (fled) Jones, . who said that statewide, 958,871 persons were eligible to vote 1 on thai date. In. neighboring Benton County the eligible voters: totaled 23,295 mid Madison County showed 6,809 Registered Washington County voters :bri June' 1, 1069 numbered 27,082, The next year the figure fell to 26,522, rising again in 1971 to 28 526 In Madison C6unty there were 6,057 voters in 1960; 5,871 In 1970; and 6,062 jn 1971, Benton County's voters stood at 19,089 in 1969 1 19,657 in 1970 and 21,033 In 1971, f o r . the only area county to show a steady Increase in voters. Puliiski County w i t h , 134,734 voters has the largest registration, followed by Jefferson County with 39,589 and Sebastian with 38,895, making Washington Counly^the fourth' In rank accoidlng to registered voters CalhoUn County with 3 344 voters shows the smallest regis tration Jones said this was the first time in his memory that v all 75 counties in the state had shown an increase In a n y single year and that the state wide Increase of 119 895 was an all-lime high. He credited the Increase to the enfranchisement of the 1820 j e a r olds and recent Supreme Court decisions relaxing residence requirements as well as efforts by county clerks to increase local registration. He said he expected voter registration to exceed one million for the general election in November. House Hands President Nixon A Victory ! I In Rejection Of Latest Pullout Directive Action On National Sales Tax Shelved Until After Election WASHINGTON AP) -- The possibility of ',proposing a national value-added tax- (VAT) has been pushed to a back buriir Gl Convicted On Charges Of Espionage TYNDALL AIR F O R C E '·(BASE, Fla (.AP) ^ A military judge today convicted M Sgt Walter T. Perkins cl charges that he attempted to smuggle secret U.S. defense documents to Soviet agents. The.'.verdict was returned after six hours of deliberations by Col. Joe Peck, who heard the espionage court-martial after Perkins waived his right to a jury. Perkins, 37, ranking noncommissioned officer in the irt : telligence unit at this northwesl ·Florida bas'e, was accused of three separate counts of at r t«iipt"to smuggle vital defense secrets to Soviet agents In Mexico City Peck had to decide between prosecution assertions that Per kins, was a calculating spy am 'defense claims he was a . m a n deluded by alcohol into believ ing he could swap defense se crets for the freedom of Ameri can prisoners of war. Perkins stood beside his three attorneys and showed no visible emotion as Peck delivered his ·verdict. His mother. Mrs. Grace Per kins, burst into tears. Defense attorneys said the; would present mitigating ev: derice and ask for a light sen tence. Peck convicted Perkins possessing five secret docu ments, attempting to pass them to Soviet agents and falsifyin an Air Force form stating h had destroyed the document last Sept. 10. Highway Problems County Judge Vol Lester an county purchasing agent L.B Gilbow met with state Highwa Commission Jacke Patterson o Lavaca Thursday at Charlesto to discuss highway problems. Lester promised an announo ment within about a week i a solution for some of thos problems. He said he was n at liberty to be more explic on the nature of the announc ment. by.President Nixon's admin tration -- but the burner ap arently hasn t been turned off In an interview with The As- ociated Press, Treasury' Un ersecretary Edwin S Cohen mphaslzed that nothing he aid should be taken to mean a ecision has been made or is mminent on 'proposing the evy, a ;form'of national, sales ax Cohen regarded at Treas ry as a high-level expert, and dviser.Vsaiil the final word oh ny major tax proposal would e Nixon's i Congrpss is expected to begin major tax review next year democrats are pledged to loop ole closing, the administration 3s, said It wants to simplify IB revenue code--and if huge eficits continue, more tine noney may have' to be raised omehow. Cohen said ' VAT will be an ption available at some lime r other for several things. The administration has spok- n-of value-added as a : possible means of: providing. federal fi- anclng for education, and thus elieving state and local prop :rty taxes now used for this mrpose. Difficulties ^developed,; how- ;ver In devising ways to be ure that such federal contribu- ions would be used 'to modef- le the property taxes levied by he states and thousands of lo- al jurisdictions. ACTION DELAYED The White House referred the matter to the Advisory Council Intergovernmental Rela ions, which is not expected to end its-recommeridations to until after the November election. The issue Is already deep, In presidential politics. The Democratic platform · adopted last month accuses the adminis .ration of shifting tax burdens o the average wage-earner and says of value-added: "We op- lose this price-raising unfair .ax in any form.' In its pure form, Ihe levy is a .ax added at each stage in the production and sale of goods and services. At each successive sale from raw material to Final consumer product the seller remits the tax. after subtracting the tax he paid on tho product as it reached him, and adds it to his selling price. In the end, the consumer pays the tax. But --(TIMESphoto Jjy Floyd Carl) Motorcyclist Falls Victim To Bypass Intersection , . . a tense group of emergency ambulance attendants and city police work over victim as r)e lies near truck with which his cycle collided , Cohen said there are ways to mitigate effects'on the consumer, including an income, tax credit based on family size. "It Is not quite fair to de nounce VAT as regressive," ho said, arguing that It could he made a "proportional" tax by the credit device or possibly by selling d i f f e r e n t rates on neces DA Student Injured In Smashup A Umveislty of Arkansas student was critically injured at 6:52 p.m. Thursday-when : the motorcycle he was riding collided with .a .pickup truck attempting to cross Hvyy. -71 bypass at WedingtOn D r i v e (Hwy 16) The victim, -Dwain Alonzo Lair, 20, of.730 Taylor St., Fay- elteville. is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Lair Jr. of Everton (Boon's ·County), Polipe said Lair was riding north along the bypass when the motorcycle slammed into the right front-fender of a pickup truck drivpn by Steven .Donald ·Marts. 15.' .the' son' of Harold D. Marts of' 110V Overcrest Dr., Fayetteville Marts told, police the impact threw Lair onlo the fender of the truck and he then fell to the ground unconscious. An Emergency Medica Service ambulance took Lair to Washington General Hospital At II p.m. Thursday, Lair was t r a n s f e r r e d t o Sparks Regional Medical Center at For Smith; where he was Us let! in critical condition today, A relative, John Lair of Ever ton. said that the victim wa suffering from chest injuries, a broken wrist, arm and leg. The driver of the pickup truck; Marts, was cited fb failure to yield the right-of-wa and driving with an expirec license. The accident Is one of string of major accidents alon; the bypass since it opened I September.- Four persons hav died in two fatal accidents alon WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ienate begins debate today on he fiye^year U S Soviet agree ment limiting land and sea ased nuclear missiles. With the near unanimous lacking of the Senate Foreign Chair D Ark the route and numerous car have been damaged an demolished in collisions at th i;^t;j- sllies "and luxuries, as is done seven grade crossings along th In some European countries. llwo-lanc road. Arms Pact Debate Under Way delations man J W Committee Fulbnght, vas prepared to oppose any amendment to (he, simple leso-i lutipn to Approve the agree ment signed m Moscow May 26 f The movq was prompted by a brewing dispute over White House endorsement . of/ jari amendment proposed by Sen Henry M Jackson D Wash Jackson proposed language urging that the United Slates NEWS BRIEFS Naked Visitor A Fiyetteville man reported .0 police that while he was visiting his girl friend at 3 OB i.m. today a naked man peered hrough a window at her resi dence , on Cleveland .Avenue, hen' ran away when the. m a' n riside moved'toward-the front door. Tornado Kills 2 NES, Netherlands (AP) -- A .orriado whirled across'a carhp- 'rig ground near the North.Sea today, killing at least 2 persons and injuring more than 100 The Dutch newi agency ANP reported the twister dipped out of a leaden sky and ripped apart more than 40 trailers and 180 tents in the Duinoord camp- Ing sile. Election Holiday WASHINGTON\ (AP).--n The Senate has^voted to make election day a national holiday, starting on Nov. 7 this year and continuing every two ^years thereafter Sen. Hubert H..Humphrey, D Minn,, who introduced the pro posal Thursday, said giving workers the day off would make it easier for them lo vote. The proposal now goes, to a conference with the House. Probe Under Way SHERIDAN, Ark (AP) Legislative Auditor Or\el John son says his office has been inspecting the books"o^ the Shen dan Water Works this week be cause a.suspected shortage .was reported Johnson.said his agency; wa? called jn by a private, auditing f i r m in the course of its routine inspection; of the books. Officials had .been working for aboutr four idays on the books, he said, adding that no date had been set for the'expected completion of the audit Johnson ^said the audit would coyer a number of years and probably would be submitted to the Legislative Joint Auditing Committee at its October meeting. Air Fares- Up WASHINGTON (AP) --' The Civil Aeronautics Board today authorized a 2.7- per cent increase in domestic air fares. The .increase is optional, not mandatory. A spokesman for the airline industry, said the airlines prob ably would, file their fare in crease proposals within a week If there Is no objection from Ihe CAB, the new rates normally would become effective.with- in 30 days. achieve "equality" m apy fu ture agreement with the Rus slans. Members of the Foreign Re iations Committee, ' which; approved the agremtnt unam mously and without reserva' tion, objected ^(9 the amend ment as implying that the United States was shortchanged by the interim agreement-oh ofr tcnsne weapons i With only Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott abstaining the committee adopted a state ment Thmsday clearing the way for Senate debate today and , resolving, to .oppose any amendments. Approval of thfe agreement without amendments or inter pretations will represent icle'ar approval by the Senate of the interim ,agreement. and., 'will ?rovide r lhe best opportunity for Phase 2 negotiations to lead to agreements assuring the overall equality of nuclear strategic systems , and the -maintenance of a deterrent." the committee statement said. TWO .OBJECTIONS Fulbnght said the objection applies to both the Jackson amendment and another pro posed by Sens. Harold E, Hughes', ,D-Iowa, and Edward W. Brooke. R-Mass. They s e e k reaffirmation of om pared lo 1710 for the United Stales The Uniled States* Jjap jrwjre nuclear warheads and alread) s installing multiple independ ently targeted warheads on its missiles because of tech nological progress considered ahead of the Russians. Senate May Kill Military Aid Measure WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tin louse has given President Nixon a victory and almost en* lured a new struggle with th* Senate by rejecting a dlrectiv* o pull all U S forces out of th( Indochina war by Oct } 4 Thursdays 226178'vofe wal the closest direct House vol» ever on ending the war but th* margin was far wider than cither backers or opponents had predicted. After striking put the war\H- recllve the House passed A $2 1 billion foreign military aid bill, 221 to 112, and sent it to the Senate There it faces the danger $ getting the same treatment th« Senate gave Its own military? assistance bill approval of a rider cutting off money for th^ war In four months and then defeat of the whole bill The fightithen would turn t,9 keeping rriihtary aid alive of) an interim basis pending official revival later * The House 1 rejected the Oct i pullout directive after Nixon backers contended it would dis- upt his efforts to ne got I at* icace--and his critics argued hat only Congress pan mak* inn negotiate a prompt pullout. No one, Including Rep Lee Hamilton, D Ind , chief author of the directive to withdraw U S forces from Indochina hy Oct 1 in return for release of American prisoners and a limited cease fire * contended it would force America out of thfc war. , REALISTIC TERMS But Hamilton argued it would U.S. policy "that Soviet' .Union nor nellher'Hhe Ihe Uniled States should seek unilateral advantage by developing count er force weapons which mighl be construed as having a first strike: potential." Jackson contends that the agreement, permitting .tech hological improvements on both sides, .will enable the Russians to surpass the United States in total offensive power before the end of five years. The agreement limits the Russians lp an estimated 2,36 land-and submarine-based in tcrcontlnental ballislfc missile Temperature Rise Seen By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A pleasant weekend appears ;o be in store for Arkansas as a il^h pressure ridge over the 3u!f Coa-t states slowly takes control of the state s weather The ffational Weather Service saidrthe.front.that hung up stationary; in* the southern half Of ·he state Thursday has dis sipated, lessening the chance of showers and thundershowors. Enough,unstable air is linger- ng, however, to create the poi Slbihty of some widely scat ci'cd precipitation through Sat urday The. front, which had caused ibavy thunderstorms in the state Wednesday and Thursday, took one last fling at producing severe weather Thursday night. Some severe thunderstorms were reported in the southern portion of the state arid a tornado was sighted near Fouke. No damage or injury was reported. Temperatures were expected to creep upward today and Saturday as a more typical August weather pattern settles on the stale. Highs Thursday reached into the 80s and low 90s. impose realistic terms on thfc President for bargaining Amer- tea out of UyijWar He said Nixon's own May 8 offer of U S. withdrawal four monlhs after a full Indochina case fire is unrealistic and could not be accepted by Hanoi Speaker Carl Albert Democratic Leader Hale Boggs and 75 other Democrats joined 15.1 Republicans in rejecting th» war pullout directive 23 Republicans and 155 Democraft supported.ilv Defeat Was assured when war policy critics split with, some joining Nixon's backers'in defeating an 'effort to change the pullout deadline;to- Dec. 31, That vote.was 304 to 109. The- previous, closest^direct vote was.the 238-163 House,rejection last November of * measure-to cut off war fund* by this past July L City Landfill Is Approved Official approval by {h» Depattment of Pollution Control artd Ecology has been received by the C L I^and Company to operate the landfill operation serving Fayettevillc's Sanitation Departmehl. Ralph Goff Jr and. Judge Maupin Cummmgs owners of the fill have been operating since April on temporary permits while bringing the landfill within the Pollution Control Department's specifications City Manager D o n a l d Gnmcs said he was pleased that the operation m e t ' the necessary slate standards. Grimes also · said roadbed problems that had resulted 1ri considerable damage to clly vehicles apparently has been cleared up vvilh failure at the site minimum. equipment now 1 at a Criminal Violations Charged In American Party Petitions LITTLE ROCK (AP) Thomas A. Glaze, chairman of The Election Laws Institute, said Thursday his initial investigation info petitions filed by the American Party In Arkansas showed evidence of "criminal violations." The party filed the petitions to get a spot on tho Arkansas general election ballot for its prosidcnllal and vice presidential nominees. Secretary of Stale Kelly Bryant certified the petition!). - Glaze told n ncwa conference that Iho petitions bore nnmos of fictitious persons as clrculnlors, that tho nfirnes of dcnd persons hud been signed lo the petitions and that persons' names appeared on ,iho documents who said Ihoy did not.sign them. Glaze snid the name of Walter L, Cnrruth, chairman of Ihe pnrly, was signed six limes on disputed petitions. Glaze also said evidence supported a belief that Bryant "may have been careless or overworked In .some Instances" In checking Iho petitions tor Irregularities, · Glnze said he thought Bryant and Cnrrulli wanted lo discredit hln investigation of thp petitions. lie' Allowed newsmen copies of what ho snid were seven of Iho petitions. Glnzo said six of .hem bore the name "Walter L. Carrulh" with a Lcxa address and that the seventh bore the name "Walter Lane Carruth," whom Glaze said he assumed lo be Carrulh's son,. "They mlghl not have signed Ihe petitions," Glaze snltl. "All I know Is .that their named appear on them." He said Ihe names ,of other persons also wcra repealed on petitions. Reached at his home. Cur- rulh said ho did slfin petitions three limes hut that hs could not remember signing more than that. Glaze called the news confer cnce nfler Carrulh demanded by iBlcgram Ihftt Bryant require the institute lo produce its records, apparently to see if the organlzalion was complying with Ihe slate's non-profit corporation act. "That telegram was unnecessary because Mr. Bryant had read to me In his office Iho first doy I examined tho petitions tho law that controls this mntler,"'Glaze sold. ,"I invilcd him ni that time'to proceed Immediately with his Ihroats. I even offered lo call n press conference for htm lo announce his course of ncllon." Glaza said ha thought Car ruth and Bryant were embarrassed by his Investigation. The chairman said . Bryant had been "quile perturbed" when he first began the.inve.sll- gallon. · · - ' · · Pros. Ally. David Hodges of Ncwporl has begun his.own Investigation of Ihe matter and Pros. Ally. Jim Guy Tucker of Little Rock has indicated he will investigate. Glaze said he had contacted the U. S. attorney's office in Little Rock, and he said he would encourage federal flu thoritics lo cnler Iho investlga lion if Ihcy felt they had jurisdiction. : Glaze said he thought the demand for a disclosure of the institute's . financial records was an attempt to discredit the investigation. He said this was a "side ' i s s u e " ' t h a t he did not want to "dilute" the Inquiry. · He-said he was contacling all financial contributors to the institute and asking if they objected' to. his waking their names public. He snid he would mako public the names of contributors who consent, .lie said he would make: the financial records of the Institute available on condition that Bryant made available his own personal financial records and a list of contributors to his reflection . campaign. Glaze proposed lhat the records be held In escrow arid released at the end of the Investigation of the petitions. He declined lo say if former Gov. Wlnthrop Rockcfelcr, a Republican, was a "major" contributor lo the institute, which was founded as a nonpartisan organization. Asked If he Ihoufiht Bryant had been "negligent" In checking the validity of the petition signatures, Gaze said: "In my opinion, he should have done a whole lot mor« than he did." Glaze said the petitions had "obvious discrepancies"- and lhat Bryant .should have referred them 16 law enforcemcn^ officials. More t h a n 42,000 signature} of 'qualified electors were required on petitions lo rescrv^ the A1P n place on Iho. ballot, Bryant had granted IhjV party ft 30-day extension of time to o»r tain tho signatures,' , Glaze has said ho would (He f Inwsult challenging lha leftrtlljf of the extension, Ho - n n l d h* would fleck an Injunction to pro: vent Iho name of tho Alp prc»l- dc.illnl candidate from Ing on lh» ballot,

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