Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 23, 1969 · Page 1
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 23, 1969
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109h YEAR-NUMBER 265 HM faMic Inttratt Is Th« Fin* Concern Of This MYimVIUI, ARKANSAS, VMDNESOAY, AMK 23, Ifot CwUMMd (air tad stiM day: inereaainc elaudfawM t,_ Tbunday: barometer *jM steady: windi variable: MM** today «:55; sunrise Thundif *" Hi*h Low Expected today SO SMI Tuesday 12 tt PAOK-TW Stepped-Up Fight Against Crime Urged By President Senator Symington Angered Deck Stacked For Safeguard? Stricken Stewardess Aided Aud Larrsof, 22, of Oslo, a stewardess aboard the Norwegian ship Norcfjcll, is transferred lo a Coast Guard cutter alter she was stricken with appendicitis 200 miles olt Virginia coast Tuesday. She was taken to * Norfolk, Va.. hospital tor surgery. (AP Wirephoto) First Human Eye Transplant Performed HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) -- A total human eye transplant, the first on record, has been per died 24 hours earlier of a brain tumor. Dr. Conard D. Moore, who I- WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Stuart SymiBgton, a leading critic of President Nixon'» missile defense program, says the administration is not allowing opponents of the Safeguard system the same access to classified material enjoyed by supporters. Too often, the Missouri Democrat charged, the Pentagon refuses to disclose material on the Safeguard to its critics but lifts the security wraps lo bolster the administration's position. "When we want a reply, classification prevents our getting at the facts," Symington said. "It's always a problem." Symington complained about classification after seeking disclosure Tuesday in the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing of what scale of nuclear attack would kock out pro posed U.S. anti-missile radars. The figure was classified. He protested again after asking scientist William G. McMillan the source of his assertion that there is "considerable ABM potential" in the Soviet aerial defense system now being deployed. McMillan said that should be discussed privately. "I just hope that when we get on the (senate) floor this time some people don't say 'If you only know what I know,' " Symington said. "Because if they do, I might be tempted to release about 10 per cent as much information as has been released by those who favor this," the senator continued. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, R-Maine, joined Symington in the criticism alter former Defense research chief Dr. Herbert York testified he was first denied a Pentagon ABM briefing and then given one only after being called as a committee witness. York opposes Safeguard. "I was very much concerned." Mrs. Smith said. She also expressed her concern "If President Nixon and Secretary Laird are stacking the cards against critics of the ABM now." Paul H. Nitze. once the No. 2 man at the Pentagon, told the committee Tuesday he does not think there is too much secrecy in the debate over deployment of ABM. "Are you of the opinion that we arc rather over-classified?" asked Sen. Barry Goldwater. R-Ariz. "Not really," Nitze replied. "The amount of information which is available to the U.S. public is immense in relationship to the amount available in the Soviet Union." He said the Armed Services Committee has access to all the information the Pentagon has. Nitze and McMillan shared a microphone in support of ABM deployment. York and Dr. Wolfgang Panofsky shared another and oppsed the system. Nitze said Safeguard deply- menl would strengthen Presi dent Nixon's position in such ne gotiations. Panofsky said even if the ABM worked perfectly, the Soviet Union could offset it with an increase of about 10 per cent in its offensive capability, and both nations would he back where they started. formed at Methodist hospital, j performed the transplant, said John Madden. 54. received the Tuesday Madden, owner of a ·ye from the body of 0. B. Hick-1 photography studio at Conroe, man 55, of Houston, who had I Tex., was in excellent condition. Fighting Again Flares Along Arab Border CLOUDINESS MAY RETURN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A h i g h pressure ridge stretching from central Can ada to the Gulf of Mexico continued to bring b r i g h t spring weather to Arkansas today, but cloudiness is in the forecast for Thursday. The U.S. Weather Bureau forecast calls for continued clear and cool tonight before the clouds begin to move in from the west. Lows tonight are predicted in the mid 40s n o r t h e a s t to mid 50s southwest. Highs Thursday are predicted in the 70s and 80s. JERUSALEM (AP)' -- Arabs a n d Israelis exchanged fire again today along the Jordanian border near the Israeli frontier city of Beit Shean, and there were reports of at least two terrorist incidents as Israel continued to celebrate the 21st anni versary of its independence. An Israeli army spokesman said Arab rocket fire burst near Beit Shean. four miles from the Jordanian border, and that the fire was returned. He gave no] other details. Three Arabs wore wounded in occupied Gar.a City when a small package of explosives blew up in a movie house. Authorities said no movie was showing at the and the Arabs were held for questioning. A i BEL FAST. Northern Ireland grenade also was hurled at a police jeep in the tense city and troops searched for the attack t n ~ a British ultimatum and ac er. cepted the principle of "one Independence celebrations'man. one-vote" in local council continued, but police were! elections, everywhere and (he cities were' The vote, in a caucus of the ringed by roadblocks. Citizens .party's representation in the were warned to be on the alert I provincial Parliament, was 28 to for terrorist attacks. \2'. The narrow majority under- Israel's independence was lined the gravity of the split Irish Accept Universal Vote BELFAST. Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland's rul ing Unionist party bowed today proclaimed May 14. 1948. hut the anniversary falls on April 2.'i among Prime Minister Terence] O'Neill's Unionists, and signaled Moore added it was too early to tell whether the patient would be able to see with the eye. "The operation is simple but the problem is keeping the optic nerve cells alive." said Moore. "Even with a perfected procedure it could be used only with the loss of a whole eye, such as in an accident," he said. "The type case we had here might happen once in a thousand times." Madden lost his right eye two weeks ago when a corneal transplant was unsuccessful because of bleeding. He was still hospitalized when the donor eye became available. Despite loss of the eye, Moore said, it was found that the nerve essential to vision had not been destroyed. This led to the transplant in which the nerves of the donor eye were connected surgically w i t h Madden's optic nerves. DOCTOR HOPEFUL "We now just have to -wait and see what happens," Moore said. "We are hopeful the nerves will unite. But even if the vision doesn't \york he will have a normal looking eye.' Moore said Madden's eyelids would remain sewn together for about three weeks before it could be determined whether he had vision in the eye. Madden's left eye also has corneal damage but Moore said this probably could be corrected by a corneal transplant. Eye transplant recipients, un like heart recipients, face few organ rejection problems because the eye does not have as many exposed blood vessels, Moore said. Red Trade Ban Lifting Sought this year according to the He-! that more political battles are to brow lunar calendar. I come before the universal fran- Israeli diplomats said today the cease-fire along the Sue/. Ca- nnl has not broken down despite Secretary-General ti Thant's warning that a "virtual state of active war" exists in the area. Election Proposed chise is established here. "One-man, one-vote" the principal rallying cry of the civ II rights demonstrators who for the past six months have thrown Northern Ireland into riot and strife. The campaigners argue that the present voting system, where votes are tied to property taxation, acts unfairly against WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Illinois farm belt congressman says he will file Thursday a bill to remove American restrictions on trade with Communist China and European Iron Curtain countries. Rep. Paul Findley, a Republican, said enactment of his pro posal would open vital new markets for American farm surplus the Roman Catholics who makcjes. PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -; up ,, t |, ird or tne 1.5 mi ilj on pop Whether to call a .special elec-| u | al j on . tion on a proposed $ f a - y c a r ' automobile tax will be decided The vote for full franchise followed a declaration by the Brit- by the Pine Bluff City Council isn government in London that May 5. it could not stand by and see tinder the proposal. .17.5 per,British citizens deprived of cent of the revenues from suchicqual voting rights. Although tax would be set aside for the Police Department, .'!?.."i pel- cent for the Fire Department and 25 per cent for the City Park Commission. Northern Ireland has its own Parliament and controls most local issues. Britain retains an overriding voice through residual powers. "I firmly believe that U.S. moves showing we want to normalize relations with China and Eastern Europe will do more than anything else to make Soviet behavior more reasonable." Findley said in an in tcrview. U.S. law now forbids all trade with Red China. America does. not recognize the Peking regime, accepting instead the gov ernment-in-exile on Formosa. Senate Hearings Scheduled Proposed Postal Rate Increase Denounced WASHINGTON (AP) -- ThP|Loader Kverett M. Dirkscn said chairman of the Senate Post Of- j he agrees with the administia- lice Committee says President [lion that the hike, included in a Nixon's proposed one cent hiko|$611-million postal rate increase in first class mail rates is n proposal, is necessary, scheme "to get the administra- Dirkscn said if McGce's com tion out of it budget bind." "As I understand it." Sen. Gale W. Mc(!ee said in ,111 interview, revenue from the boost from fi to 7 cents "will not necessarily Improve mall service «t all. It will go largely to pay for capilnl improvements which Should ho finnrcod by the gov ernmcnl's general revenues." iver, .Sennit Republican mittee doesn't approve the bill, he might attach it as a rider to some unrelated legislation. When the hill is filed and when administration plans for revision of postal operations are clearer. McGee said, he'll hold hearings on the request. McGpr also said he was disappointed in Postmaster Gen. Winton M. Hlount'i testimony Mon day before the Senate appropri ations subcommittee on the Post Office's budget requests. "We have heard lots of state ments from the new administration about hosv it was going to institute business practices in t h e Post office Department,"he said. "Yet w h e n they presented their budget it turned nut to be the same old thing." McGee also emphasized that t h e last increase in the first class ratr, from S to 6 cents, took place only little more than a year ago, Mills Charges Tax Reforms Too Timid WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top Republican and Democratic members of the tax-writing House Ways and Means Com mittee both aay President Nix on's tax reform proposals do not go far enough in eliminating tax shelters for the very rich. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D- Ark., and the committee's ranking Republican, Wisconsin Rep. John W. Byrnes, said what is needed is the removal qf exemptions and loopholes that allow some wealthy persons to avoid paying any federal income tax. Nixon, they said, merely wants to limit the use of such tax shelters, not purge them from the tax structure. They raised the issue Tuesday as Treasury Undersecretary Charles E. Walker and assistant secretary Edwin S. Cohen went before the committee to begin detailing what was emphasized as the administration'! interim tax program. Initial reaction from the committee, which passes on all tax bills, appeared favorable to two major elements of the program -halving the income surtax next year and repeal of the 7 per cent business investment credit. TWIN ISSUES These two issues are assured prompt consideration because the 10 per cent surtax is to ex pire completely June 30 unless Congress acts and Mills wants to link consideration of the sur tax extension with repeal of the investment credit. In discussing the advantages now enjoyed by high income earners. Mills indicated Nixon was timid in failing to call for an end to tax shelters. "There is a momentum for change.' Mills said. "I want us to act while this momentum ex ists, while taxpayers still rem her what they paid on April 15.' Byrnes told newsmen he would not be surprised to see the committee go well beyone the administration suggestions Mills questioned the adminis (ration witnesses as to why they had not given more weight to the reduced tax on capital gains in drawing their interim propos als on tax shelters. Walker and Cohen said a change in capital gains taxation would he a fundamental one. and the treasury is including it In the basic study Nixon has asked to be completed by Nov. ,10. 2 GIs Killed WASHINGTON ( A P ) - The Defense Department Tuesday listed two Arkansans among 3 servicemen killed in action in tht Vietnam w a r They were identified as Ar my Sgt .Larry J. LUCKS, .ion ol Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Lucas of Sheridan, and Army Pfc, Larry N. Harper, son of Mr. and Mr*. Comer Harper of P«r in. Patient On A Bike Robert McKee, 51, who re- crived * heart transplant Aug. I. starts off on a fivr- milr hicyi-lr ride at Pain Alto, Calif., In prove hi* fitness. (AP Wirephotn) NEWS BRIEFS Flies To Norfolk WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres ident Nixon's daughter, Tricia, flew by military plane to Norfolk. Va. today to begin her activities as the queen nf the International Azalea Festival. Roth t h e President and Mrs. Nixon are expected to join her there Saturday for the coronation, hailing Tricia as the 16th Azalea queen. Soviets Answered WASHINGTON ( A P I - The State Department has respond ed to Soviet concern over the U.S. nnval buildup m the Sea of Japan by pointing out President Nixon's pledge to protect future reconnaissance f l i g h t s off the North Korean coast. Defectors Return STOCKHOLM (AP) - So far, 5» defectors from U.S. military service have left Sweden to return to the Unltrd States or to American military camps elsewhere, the U.S. KmhitMy in Stockholm didcloied today. Capitol Captured LONDON ( A P ) -· Reports reaching the British government today said N i g e r i a n federal troops claim to have captured U m u a h i a . the administrative headquarters of tht secessionist B i a f r a n regime. The H i a f r a n leadership was reported lo h » \ e abandoned U m u a h i a last week and *ct up headquarters elsewhere, out (he H i a f r a n s said then they still were holding off advancing fed era! forces. Evidence Suppressed HOT SPRINGS, Ark. ( A P I U.S. District Court Judge John K. Miller granted a motion Tuesday to suppress all evidence used in charges of illegal possession of untaxed cigarette* and illegal drugs against M r s . Kdna l.edbettcr of Malvern. The motion, by defense Ally. Gerald Scott of Malvern, said officers had nn w a r r a n t w h e n they searched Mrs. Lfdbrtter's home and dill not arrest the woman until two day* after spiting thf evidence. Six 'Copters Downed With Heavy Loss Asks Modest Budget Boost For Police WASHINGTON fAP -- President Nixon, proposing a $61 million war against organized crime, asked Congress today to make corruption of police and local officials and operation of large-scale illegal gambling rings federal offenses. In a special message which said the leaders of the Coss Nostra "arc more f i r m l y en- renched and more secure t h a n ever before." Nixon said his administration is studying the po- .entia! use of antitrust laws to cripple syndicate - owned opera- ion of legitimate businesses financed by illicit revenues. Nixon also said lie wants the crime-fighting budget for the 'iscal year starting July 1 to be ncreasrd -by $25 million to 1 record $61 million. That would l:nance hiring more sleuths and help staff 'strike forces" being set up in 20 cities to coordinate aetivitiefc of all federal agencies engaged in the investigation of organized crime and racketeering. At least a dozen more citie* will be added to the list w i t h i n two years, he said. Nixon also proposed f h e an- n u a l federal tax on gamblers bt increased from $"iO to $1.000. IMMUNITY ASKED And in another request for SAIGON (AP) - The U.S. Command today (Tuesday U.S. time) a n n o u n c e d t h e loss of six helicopters, including a f i e r y midair collision that killed 16 American and South Vietnamese soldiers and left no survivors. The other crashes killed three Americans and wounded three U.S. soldiers and 20 South Vietnamese. The collision occurred about 1 a.m. today .15 miles north of Sai (jon between two U.S. Army choppers carrying South Vietnamese infantrymen on « night assault. Eight American crewmen and eight South Vietnamese soldiers were killed when the helicopters plunged to the ground in flames. U.S. headquarters said the cause of the cras.h is being in vestigated. Three other helicopters were lost to rnemy fire w i t h i n eight-hour period Tuesday two miles below the eastern f l a n k of the demilitarized zone. First a big U.S. Marine CIH6 helicopter landing South Viet namese infantrymen on a h i l l t o p crashed, apparently hit an ene my land mine and exploded. Two American crewmen were killed and three crewmen and 14 South Vietnamese i n f a n t r y m e n CASUALTIES REMOVED All t h e dead a n d wounded were lifted out by another heli copter except a South Vietnamese company commander and his radio operator, who ap parently were overlooked. A smaller helicopter that came to pick them up 44 hours later also hit a mine while landing One U.S. crewman was k i l l e d and three South Vietnamese sol diers were wounded. A third helicopter from the 101st Airborne Division came in to help, and ground f i r e from the slopes of the same h i l l brought it d o w n . There were no^ American c a s u a l t i e s , hut t h r e e ) South Vietnamese troops w e r e ' wounded. Another helicopter managed to lift out the survivors and the dead, field reports said. The sixth helicopter lost, a light observation c r a f t , was hit by enemy ground f i r e and crashed w h i l e on n reconnaissance mission 60 mile» west of Saigon. legislation, he proposed "a new broad general witness immunity law." He said t h a t , under this, a witness granted i m m u n i t y could not be prosecuted on the basis of his testimony but would not be immune from prosecution based on other evidence. Should the witness refuse to testify, he would be liable to » prison sentence for contempt. Perhaps the most striking idea Nixon outlined was possible application of the antitrust laws, or new statutes incorporating their theories, to crack down on syndicate-controlled business enterprises. "The arrest, nmvic tion and imprisonment of a M a f i a lieutenant can c u r t a i l operations, but does not put the syndicate out of business." he said. "As long us thu property of organized crime remains, new leaders will step f o r w a r d to t a k e the place of those we jail. "However, if we t a n levy fines on their real estate corporations, if we can .siek treble damages a g a i n s t t h e i r t r u c k i n g firms and banks, if we can seize the liquor in t h e i r warehouses. I t h i n k we can strike a critical blow at the organize] crime conspiracy." Nixon contended. C H I M E RATE HIT Ni\on hit hard d u r i n g his presidential c a m p a i g n on the issues of violence, i l l r g a l gambling and orgaiu/cii nine's in- f i l t r a t i o n of l e g i t i m a t e business. And he called t h e 1 nation's booming crime r a t e "a great n a t i o n a l disaster." Today's message w i l l he followed by o t h e r detailed explanations on narcotics, obscenity. The r i g h t s of accused persons and. presumably, c r i m e in the streets. Nixon h;if! pri)|jo-rri in his budget message la^i w r c k the Justice Department get $16 million mure in t h e nc\t f i s c a l year t h a n prn|)Mse[| hv f o r m e r President Johnson to lionet its \sar on operations, the only request he made f u r inking n Johnson spending f i g u r e . ARKANSAS WEATHER A R K A N S A S C l e a r and cool t o n i g h t P . t r t i v r i o u d y Thursday. Warm T h u r s d a y . Low ton i g h t in tin- UK. H i g h Thursday 7H fl.t. Sales Tax Increase Author Sees Little Chance For Bill UTTI.K ROCK ( A P ) - The author of a bill t h a t would in crcmt 1 the sales t a x from three per cent to four per cent sees little chance for the measure to he passed by l a w m a k e r s w h e n they return to w o r k May ·i. The bill by Sen Clarence Hell of P a r k i n was introduced Just before the legislature took a three week recess. It would earmark the estimated $.14 million in new revenue, primarily for coHws, universities, public schools and vocational tech nical nehools "I am willing to try to pass i t . hut 1 am a f r a i d t h a t all they w i l l be in t h e mood to d(l w i n d :ip w h a t lived* to b* finished and go home." Bell said. Among t h e u n f i n i s h e d huftU ness before the legislature 11 three a m e n d m e n t s \n appropri-. ation bills for the Welfare Department. Kducation Department and the governor'!! mmv sion. .1. Rill Becker, president o( the Arkansas Stale AFLrCIO. said Tuesday (hut labor wa« "by no means relaxing It* guard against thn possibility nf passage" of the measure.

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