Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 20, 1976 · Page 1
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Tuesday, April 20, 1976
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JNSTM-- Editorial For Women Sports Entertainment Comics Classified Legal Notices 4 5 9 10 11 12-13 . 13 VOL. ] OB --NUMBER 308 The Public Interest Is'the First Concern Of This Newspaper fAYETTEVille, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 20, 197* IOCAI FORECAST-'Showers and a few h*«' cal IhundershowerB -· ending early tonight. Cloudy'and mild tonight with a'low of 58. .Partly cloudy'and mild Wednesday .with n high near 70. Low l a s t ' night 55. Rainfall past 24·hours, 3.45. Sunset today 6:54; sunns* Wednesday 5:36. Weather map on page 1, ~ PAGES-TIN The Flight Deck: Marlboro Country Or Not? WASHINGTON (AP) -- A group of commercial airline ii- lots and two public-interest organizations petitioned Uic federal government today to ban smoking in (he cockpit "particular hazard in aviation." The petition to the Federal Aviation Administration also requested a government rule prohibiting smoking by any Might crew member within eight hours of takfi-off. A report accompanying the petition said smoking in the cockpit, by the pilot or any.oth- er crew member, "significant!) interferes with the physical am mental abilities airline pilots need to operate at maximum performance levels. "An airline pilot who smoke: during or before a flight thus i not merely choosing to poisw himself, but he is also undan jering the lives of possibly hun- Iretts of oilier people," The petition \vas submitted by Ualph Nader's Health Research Group, the Aviation Consumer Action Project and .he "Airline Pilots Committee of 7G" representing 76 pilots torn Eastern, United, Continental. " D e l t a , Braniff, P a n American and National airlines. The 52-page report. "Smoking: Its Adverse Effects on Airline Pilot Performance," was prepared by the Health Uc search Group. Carbon monoxide in tobacco smoke, magnified by high-alti tude flying, impairs the per forma nee of crew members the report said. " T h e ' m a j o r impaired abil lies include visual acuity, via ual brightness threshhold, reac lion time to visual arid auditor;. timuli, vigilance, psychomolo'r Coordination, manual dexleritj md ability to make judgments ind take action under stress," t said, Even the pilot-who docs no' smoke may experience .eye anc hroat irritation, headaches am lansca if others around him smoke, the report said. More than 70 per cent oE El 767 United Airlines pilots whc responded Eo a recent survcj expressed opposition to sniok ing in the cockpit, the pelilio to the FAA said, and more tha 80 per cent believed that the! own health was jeopardized b others who smoke. Yet, although the governmen has given commercial passcn gers the right to choose seats i n o-smoking areas aboar planes, the non - smoking pi! does not have the same pri\ lege, it said. ine Justices Hear Press Gag Trash Collector High school student Wendy Stevens, 17. of Miami, Fin., says that Miami should lie clean. H isn't, so she started currying around a sack, pick- ing up litter as she goes about her, daily routine. 'Somebody has lo do' It,' she said. (AP Wlrephoto) Shady Capitol Ladies Plan Invasion Arkadelphia Rocked By Gas Blast ARKADELPHfA, Ark. (AP) -- A gas line ruptured t 1 miles south of here early toda touching off an explosion In ihattered the sleep of Arka-1 lelphia residen n a fire lhat c miles. No s ed. Auth out ah explosi siana Gas crews shutting off the line at Emmet near Malvern. not sun plosion. At on edly sh woman from , seeing the Eire. ;The v expl "' and left a long, 'six 1 feet wide, about 45 jipeline. An Arkl; was no d ,nd that should be tonight. unharmed. . Officers lived near was throwi was not. b jured. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some shady ladies plan lo join the tourist crush on the nation's capital this Bicentennial summer when they Rather here for the third annual National Hookers Convention, a meeting complete with rallies, speeches and lobbying on Capitol Hill. The hookers are coming to Washington to mount a national campaign Eo decriminalize proslitulion and they figure the best place to start is where the laws are made, says Margo St. James, recently in town to organize the convention. "ft's lime for a revolutionsrj attitude -toward hookers," she . said in an interview. "That's why we p ickcd Wa sh i n gton during the Bicentennial, 11 ' Jiliss St. James is the founder -- or "chairmadam" as she puts it -- of "COYOTE" -"Call Off Your Old Tired Eth -- a San Francisco-based group which says the criminal tigma should be removed from jroslitution. . ' , ; Tiie convention, scheduled for lune 25*26, will be open. to Ihe niblic since "ws want commu- "The . was i went E all lit an earthquake. "The next was a butani a train had had taken ity participation," !Wss St. James said. She added that she expected several hundred hookers from the East and West coasts, as well as a chartered planeload from Europe. "Our goal is to make as much noise as .possible," the 38- year-old woman "We're out to educate the public. It's not an issue that affects most women directly, so it's harder fo sell as a political problem The main thing is to get a dia logue going." The first,two conventions, in 1974 and 1975, were in San Francisco. Patrolman wUs on du explosion. daylight ^ Sgt. Jan bunch of J dents and resulting t could be seen for injury was report- said the fire went vo hours a f t e r - the ter Arkansas Loui- ,re\v« succeeded in the 'gas feeding the melt and at Perl a, rn. Officials were lat caused the ex- me, flames reporl- ) feel into the air. A Sparkman, 25 miles idelphia;. reported : TM- jsion charred trees hole fabout 46 feet ect deep and .12-1; The blast destroyed eet of Ihe 20-inch official said there sniption of service the transport line restored by early sons living near the fire were evacuatet said one man who the explosion site i from his bed, but cltevecl seriously in- OCK WAVES rst thing was the es." said Fire Chief 11. "I first thought i arthquake. When window the sky wa inri I knew it wasn't akc. tt thing I thought o ne explosion. ..tnayb id overturned," Sti said several person Iked to believed th vas the roar of a to that some familic cover in the bat' heir homes. d like something WE ut to get you," sak Mike Smith wh ty at the time of th le town so complete s just like right aft vhen it's red," sat nes Middtcton. ' people should ha !....thcy would ha ieir way of living." were still easily v c the trees an he explosion occurred. ies said they dtd n sure in Arkadclph nts were told to mon pilot lights, tf t ,--,-, " ^ f^s~ - ^ ,, rv^frs, ,/ .y4j^^^Kd^^HHwMM|H|BBBBHBi^^^^^MMMR 7 «· * "* L * ·» V- ^ *^^^^^"^.^s^fe^i^pi^PSplBp^^^^^^^^^^^^^ *. -* J " t- ** * ' $wa.'r * i«to Fiery Roadblock In Israel ; n Israeli automobile hacks outskirts of Nahhis Tuesday anslralion in" protest against dan and Jcnisalem. (AP uirricdly au'ay from a roatl- during a demonstration. Pal* Israeli occupation of West .lor- Wirephoto) ;· - . lock of burning tires on the cstiiimn Arabs staged the dan- Rains Cause Evacuation, Fire O v e r n i g h t storms that umped more than three inches rani on the Fayett'eviUc area aused. a - f i r e at one house nd the .flooding" of another mse, according lo firemen. Firemen were called to the esidcnce of · Mrs. E\'a . A. f i l i n g at 232 E. 13th St. early oday to .extinguish a fire. p p a r e n t l y caused - by ightning. Assisant Fire Chief Paul ,ogue s a i d 7 today Ehat Mrs. 'u II in s said sh e hea rd the ightning strike the house and enL to another home to 'call he Fire Department at 1:23 .m. said that .the 'home u f f e r c d "extensive" heat, moke and fire damage to the nlerior. He said thai two ompanies responded Lo the call Hughes' Will f I ' l l J B · \tili Miccnin jiiii russniy . ' LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lollywood bank safe . dcposi jox maintained by Howard lughcs yielded some jewelry ut further stymied those' look- ng for the- late billionaire's will, a source knowledgeable about the search says. A source close Eo the Summa Corp. said Monday t h a t otfi cials didn't find the will Hughes associates insist he wrote ant lhat some have said he put nn dcr lock at the. South I lolly WOOL nu spent about an hour and i half at the scene. At : 2:58 a.m., police received a cairfrom^Mrs.' Jean Hill of 013 Ca'lo Springs Road saying icr home was flooded. Logu'e said that when firemen T rrived they f ou nd w aler at .east a foot deep inside the louse and considerably- deeper outside. The water, Logue said came from the nearby Town Branch Creek, w.hich had overrun its banks. Firemen carried the woman's two .small children to a home across the street, occupied by re atives of Mrs. Hill. Logue said there were no injuries, cither as a result ol the fire or the flootted house. Meanwhile, the chance of rain throughout the state will decline in most of Arkansas by tonight. The precipitation probability odav is SO lo 100 per cent hronebout Ihe state. ' The ciances'of rain tonight ranges 'rom 30 per cent in the western portion of 'the -slalc to 70 per :cnt in the portion. Light to moderate showers began moving into the state around Monday spread across the stale during the night. Several weather alerts were issued during the night and a tornado watch was in effect until 10:30 a.m. for 45 counties i n central and eastern Arkansas. An upper low area will Irack north of Arkansas and pick up speed and the surface low are*' in Oklahoma and Texas will move north of the stale. Only the trailing cold front will pass through Arkansas lonight. There is the threat of severe vcalher - 1 .iii · Arkansas today jecause'of'a' squall line locatec i lead "of tlie front.'! '·'· .- ·' ' ' Partly, cloudy .skies and 'mild empefatures- ; af'e j ' exp'ected Wednesday, .'' '. . .. , / -'. '·". · Lows. lonight. should ,be in the mid 50' low,-60s. " '.: ua _,-^r po R a m I d a t ar a t I iltlc Rfiek' L.72 at'Fort Smith, 3.45 al , Fayetteville, 1.67 al Harrison, :12 : at Kl Dorado and '."i"! at Texa'rkaha. The extended outlook Thiirs- ay through Saturday 'calls for lillle or no precipilaUqn Thursday and Friday · with -a c h a n c e - of -Ihundershowers Saturday. T-illle , temperature c lange is expected with,highs'in the 70s and lows in Ihe 50s, llllllinillilllKIIJlilEIUIIIlUHilllillllEUini^ NE WS BRIEFS Royal Visitor DETROIT (AP) -- King Carl XVI Guslaf of Sweden, a car bull,- plans lo visit Ihe Ford Molor Co. Hiver Rouse plnnl assembly line today and lunch Ex-Con Celebrates WASHINGTON (AP) , -Dwight Chapin, former appointments secretary to President Richard Nix'on, celebrated; his release from prison by tbrow- ns a cocktail parly in Wash- with Ihe chairmen of all four ington's fashionable George- major U.S. auto companies. t°TM neighborhood. . _ '· ; ' The kinc, in Ihc United Sta'.cs i He spent eight months m a on a Bicentennial ' visit, wil! 1 f e d c r a 1 minimum sucnnlj tour a car assembly line with Henry Ford II as his guide. Bill Hears Test WASHINGTON (AP) -- A hil in numn massive new fcdcra pcm'.enliary after his conviction on charges of lying lo a federal Rr'p.nd jury. King Honored ATLANTA (AP) -- Ten mi cs Branch of t h e Bank of Amer- 1 nid 'into'the financially troubled ; of downtown Atlanta street ici The box held only some "no cxtre mely valu abl c jewelry/ (he source said. Summa r u n s Hughes' f a r flung entertainment and aero space enterprises. Some of In people who were closest t Hughes .hold key positions i the corporation. Postal Service is moving to- have been renamed in Honor o ward its first Senate tcsl. Hearings on the bill by t!i Senate Post Office Commille · are expected lo conclude today - and a com-millce vote is du B afler Congress ends its Easte o recess next week. ( Ihe late Dr. Martin Luther Kinp B Jr., despite efforts by mpr 3 chants to block (he move. , The Atlanta City Counc E voted Monday to rename thrc r connecling slrcets Martin Li Ihcr King Jr. Drive. DDT Levels High CHICAGO (AP) ---. Medical researchers in 'Tenncsscfi saj icy hvivc foiihd high- levels o )DT concentrations nearly. .10 ern black woVhenr 'hfipre ."than hrec years after use of the icslicide was prohibited. The mothers' milk container DDT cincent rat ions nearly 'l imes greater than the Work lealth Organization limit fo cow's milk, the' researcher said in the April issue of th American Journal of Disease of Children, published by th American Medical Association. Strike Looms CLEVELAND XAP) -- T i m 'was running out on United Rul her Workers' contracts todaj with no indication of progres in talks between union negoti tors and the I3ifi Four manufa turers. n niiuiiniiiininiiiiiniw^ ist Oct lass-mur as open The on reasing y judge p hich:tb , impos. artial ji ORI E. Bar Vashingl ng news ^ehraste lers are :onstitut lublicati ".'·'I WQU argumen slraints · man.: '" . ". . , CounK I son vho Erwin ' Dctober if' Mrs. thing I ter to i evidenc ing shot Pretl 1 iTusutre »i, · j the - juo talk r hat wi direclet 1 led mis o res ments' PO 'Floyd numero ,hat · si outlets rest'rair coming be cur prior r ing is JusEi a skerf ahc^ut , Eo; k ' be alter t with 1 * Mos! ! ance" the ·- p First sfitutii me nt 1 s e - . i . - Fla 5 - MI 2- 6 , 5 ~ f e slight n lhre a( Key Decision On Restraint Expected WASHINGTON (AP) .. -i "What is the difference b»r tween "everybody else in" th courtroom, going but and talk ing about what happened in.tti^ hearing and the press repprEtrijJ it?" asked Justice ·. Thurgo'od Marshal. . v "The difference," replied Nebraska assistant Ally. "Gi. Harold ;Mosher,' "is/one of/do-, gree." " . : · . ' · ' · ' '·" The exchange was one of.dpt- ns -between the nine members of the Supreme Court'and four awyers who : argued" : before i em,'Monday .on the power-.9! udges- to restrict news cov; ' rage of criminal cases. " ; · The court is expected · to de-, ide the question within a'.few weeks.- -. . ' ; · · ' -'ty- Before the court : is .a judge's order that"; prevented newsmen froth'reportihig mosi"of..the eyi- ence at a ^preliminary, heari^jt ast October 'in ' a.''Nebrash'i -lass-murder case. 'The hearing F as open lo the public. / "^ The order : was one of an -inf reasing 'number being' issued y judges · to curtail publicity.- I'hichrthey contend could,mak* t impossible-to obtain: an im- lal jury. ; " · : - ·" ; * ORDERS .^QUESTIONS. / Prettyman- Jr,,-'m .._ 0 awyer: represent^ .ng news" media challenging \th* Nebraska order,- said such borders are ineffective, and' an tin- con s E ilutional prior/ restraint; on iblicatidns. ,-" '" - · ' . . " . ' : I " I w o u l d be here 'making[this argument even' if ;-prlot\. 1 restraints -, worked," said -'Prettyman, r "They, don't .work.- -;TKey ,-. which 1 is-Jarr mbrfl to ,the ^defendant Attorney : Milton V-R; . Larson of LmcolnXounty/Neb.-, who .successfuly ' prosecuted Erwin Charles". Sim'ants-.f or i-ttia Dctober slayings, said,- "Ithtril? if' Mrs. Jones v'tcUs "me: something I am' going- to- find it easier to · put that aside 1 than i f l l read in the newspaper that; tha evidence at a preliminary .hear? g showed it to be so." r ' Prettyman, masked -by, .Chief 1 Justice Warren E. 'Burger i f - h e would take the same position -if the judge told lawyers not^to rather/than. newspaper? 3 publish, .said -^QTI ".order hat would ; be 'impermissible-if directed' at the. press might b« ledmissiblejf. framed in 'a way out-of-court state- orneys. r : i : ·i'.i-V: POWER TO DESTROY-.;, Ahrarns, representing media organizations ,hat supported Nebraska hews outlet^ in the case, snid- prior restraint 1 on the press-, was \ l ber coming commonplace and miist be curbed. ;The power to levy; ripr restraints on news report- g is the power to destroy.""," " " e John, Steycn t ______ ,, what should r be - done about .confessions that .turn; out to/ be Vinadniissib'le 7 m ; . court -· alter tffe'y Kave : 'been -reported in the news. '"We/have to v liv_» with that," said Abrams. Mosher argued that- courts achieve a ."delicate bal · between th freedom of the.' press., -guaranteed in th» First Amendment to t h e . Con* solution' and 'the Sixth "Amendment's guaienfee of a fair trial. Flood Threaten* OTt.N. ,D.:(AP) -- Th« en Sourls River* already 6,5 feet above Hood level, rosf slightly as three quarters of an inch of ram fell near this flood- threatened community. - -^' $11,476,000 Damage Claims In Deal Crash Dismissed Federal Dislricl' Judge Paul X Williams, in a memomndum opinion issued at Faycltevillc, has ruled Uial federal air traffic controllers were in no \vay responsible for the 1971 airplane crastl at Harrison that killed Dr. Phil Deal, a Faycltevillc orthodontist, and five 'young women assistants. Relatives of Ihc viclims filed suit for a tolal of $U.«6,COO damages, contending that the crash resulted from negligence on Ihc part of Federal Aviation Administration air controllers at Ihe Memphis Control Center. Judge Williams found thill Ihc controllers were not negligent did all Iliai they could to assisl Dr. Deal, pilot of the single airplane, and d i s m i s s c c the claims. The plaintiffs' claims against he government were presented during a 10-day trial in Federal District Court here which began Feb. 2. Judge Williams he|d in Ihe opinion (hat the plaintiffs "have been unable to meet the burden of proving any negligence of an n i r controller which was a proximate cause of the accident." He noted lhal it would have been nn error for the court lo engage in "speculation and conjecture" as U how the ID71 tragedy- could have been avoided. Deal anrt his five aides took off at 8:08 a.m. on March 6 1971 from Fayctlcviile's Drake Field on route (o a Harrison denial clinic, The sing!e-engin aircraft crashed 37 minutes alcr while attempting to .land al Ihe Boone County Airport at iarrison. Federal Aviation Administra- ion investigators said lhat the 'usclage and wings of the craft uid been coaled wilh a layer of ice over one inch in Ihick- less. The ice, the experts agreed, had caused the airplane to become overburdened upon making an approach to land. The FAA report said that the craft when making its annroacli "was seen to turn from Ihe downwind leg in an ever in creasing bank, seemingly (o correct an castwind drift from a wind blowing some 320 degrees, until it descended in a left wing down, nose down attitude." The persons killed in t h e crash, in addition to Deal, were Mrs. Mary Hungatc, 27, of Springdalc; Mrs. Janet Maxine Hill Mizo, 22, of Faycllcville; Mrs. Shirley L. Roark. 22. of Springdalc; Miss Donna Colleen I.olsch, 17, of Springdalc; and Miss Janet Kay Bowcrman, 17, also of Springdale. Relatives and spouses of the six viclims claimed thai the air Iraffic controllers' at Memphis had been "negligent" in monitoring Ihc flight. They alleged lhal the three controllers could have taken necessary precautions to rid the airplane of the ice which had coated its exterior. Pilots who testified in bchal ol Ihe plaintiffs at the February rial said the controllers could have clearer! flight palhs in order for the airplane to be 'town at higher temperatures where warmer air might have melted Ihe ice from Ihe wings. They also speculated that Iho aircraft could have been piloted farther south to warmer air bill (hat the controllers failed to inact these measures. United Stales Attorney Mike Paugia said at [he trial lhal federal air traffic conlrollcrs arc not responsible for "Ecc- luring" private pilots on the dangers of flying in inclemenl weather. He said Ihe 'duly ol (he controllers is lo monilor air flight paths and prevenl air plane collisions Records offered at the Iria showed lhat Deal had filed a light plan with the Memphis Center just prior lo taking oil rom Drake Field. An air traffic controller lestified that Deal :iacl been furnished with weather report informing him of Ihc ice precipitation at dif fcrcnl altitudes. Pangia lold Ihe court that Deal had obviously showed bad judgment in allcmpling to pilol Ihe airplane Ihrough Ihe weather lhat day. He claimed lhal Deal was in a hurry lo arrive at the Harrison dental clinic where patients awaited treatment. Recorded radio communica lions between Deal and the con Irol center, offered as evidenci at Ihe trial, demonstrated tha Deal had rcporlcd a coating of 'lighl rime ice" while piloting he airplane at 5,000 [cet. He md requested lhat Ihe control center clear flight palhs so that could climb to 7,000 feet and warmer air. The radio tapes played to Ihe court showed that the center was unable to clear Deal for flight at (he 7.000 feel altitude because of traffic al 6,000 feet, bul cleared him lo descend 10 4,000 feel. I.alcr, Deal was permitted to climb lo 6.000 feel. A short while later, Dca radioed Ihc control center lha 1 he was "out of live lor seven wilh heavy ice." · Deal then requested and received per mission to descend once agali (o 4,000 feet. The plaintiffs contended that he air Iraffic controllers should lave heeded Ihe dangerous iituation encountered by Deal n Ihe heavy icing conditions. They claimed that .'Dc'al'l danger was ignored by the cop- .rollers. · - . V The controllers said that th« aircrall, could have been landed safely, despite Ihe coating 6( ice. They also contended that Deal had not fully informed them of his situation. Experls who teslified for the defense said Deal had failed lo make the final landing approach .properly and elected lo make a sharper turn lhan usual. They said in doing this, he caused ths airplane to'stall and crash.

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