Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 26, 1973 · Page 1
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Monday, February 26, 1973
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INSIN- For women . ...T 3 Editorial -,_ :. 4 Sports 12-13-14 Comics .'.....'. 16 Classified y 17-1.8-19 Entertainment v 20 1l3rh YEAR-NUMBER 217 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1973 LOCAL fOUCAST- t. Decreasing cloudiness a n 't colder tonight with lows in mid. to upper 20s; Tuesday partly cloudy and somewhat warmer;. Tuesday high in mid 50s; sunset today 6:09, sunris* .Tu*S; day 6:50. ( . Weather map on page 8. , PAGES-TEN CENTS North Vietnamese Postpone Release Of 140 Prisoners Handout For An Old Bird Tame Jaybird with a taste (or peanuts takes one from a cracker In the mouth of Gor- don Langstalfe of Burnaby, British Columbia. The 15- year-old bird may be setting a record for age among its breed. (AP Wirephoto) Land Management Plan Hears Completion Canadians Warn They May Leave Control Group By L. E. HOLT TIMES Stalf Writer SPRINGDALE -- After more than six years 1 of studies and planning, il appears that the land resource management plan being prepared by the Nprth- w e s t Arkansas Regional Planning Commission is nearing completion. Kenneth D. Riley, planning commission director, has told executive committee members the plan hopefully will be ready for a public hearing and adoption by the commission at April's regular meeting. Riley said he is presently scheduling meetings with local units of government to discuss the plan and gather, feedback before it is readied for adoption. He'asked executive committee members to study the recommended version^of-.the plan and discuss it with others from their areas. During the six years of planning. 31 technical studies were published providing the supporting' information for the area-wide plan. Once adopted, the plan would become a guide for future development of the region a n d would play a key role- in all decisions of the regional planning commission. CONSIDERATIONS Some of the considerations that jWent into the formulation of the plan: . -- -Policies on various lam Uses -- residential, commercial Industrial. recreation, open space and agriculture. --V Population and economii projections. -- And, public .facility infdr matiori -- water, sewer, storm drainage and solid waste. 'Basically the plan is a guide for-future land use but it alsc sets forth goals in the area of : grqwth, environment, trans portalion and public service . and facilities. 'Riley told the commissioner t w o policies are. wover throughout the plan -- main tainlng a quality environmen and "recognizing existing unit of government as a base fo future area development. The plan must be considere by localities, Riley said, in th context of how it covers loca problems and needs. He em phasized, however, that it is no to replace local planning efforl but is to be used as a guld in making regional decisions. In fact, the planning com mission is currently using tf recommended plan as a guk In many of its present decision For example, the com missioners voted last week recommend approval of a application by Fayetteville funding assistance to he finance a neighborhood park project. Following that decision, letter from Riley to Cit Manager Donald Grimes'note at park plans are in accord "land resource plan currently i t h the anagement eing considered by the plan- ng commission." Riley told commissioners it as the goal of the commission have the plan adopted by each local unit.of government. He said it has been approved by Siloam Springs, even before the commission itself has voted on it. ' . Fayetleville Mayor Russell Purdy at last week's meeting (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) CIA SECRECY HEARING SET WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government, attempting to block a judicial examination of secrecy surrounding money spent by 'the Central Intelligence Agency, today was granted a hearing in the Supreme Court. The high court agreed without comment or dissent to hear the gdvernment's plea that William B. Richardson of Greensburg, standing to Pa., has no sue in federal courts for exposure of CIA's appropriations. The US. Circuit Court at Philadelphia ruled against the government last year, holding that Richardson could sue to determine if the 1949 law which exempts the CIA from disclosure violated the constitutional provision f o r publication of calling 'expen ditures of allpublic money..." Rains Wet Wide Area By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain returned to Arkansas this morning as a cold front moved into the slate. The front extended from cen tral Ohio southwest through northwest Arkansas and north Texas into eastern New Mexico early today. In New Mexico the front turned north through eastern Colorado and into western Nebraska where it changed to a warm front and continued into Canada. The front was moving southeast slowly and the rain along with it. A high pressure system was ridging from central Canada southward through ' western Iowa and on to the Oklahom; Panhandle. A low was locatet in central Ohio and was moving slowly eastward ..... . . , " ' " Showers 'and- Ihundershowers spread southeastward during the day. The precipitation wai expected to end over the state this afternoon. ' ; ' Legislature Enters Into Eighth Week LITTLE ROCK {AP) -- The Arkansas General Assembly enters its eighth week lo'day, still wrestling with the 'problem of how much state revenue to give cities and counties. ' The Senate .has passed a.bill that would give cities and counties $20 million in each of the next two fiscal years, but the measure failed to gain approval in the House last week. Pending in the House is a proposal to give local governments $18.2 million the first fiscal year and $19.5 million the second. Apparently, an attempt will be made to raise the figure to $19 'million in the first year. Gov. Dale Bumpers has said PARIS (AP) -- Canada told the.nations involved in war and peace in Vietnam today that it will quit the inlernalional commission supervising the cease- fire by April 30 unless an international authority is set up to deal with violations of the peace agreement. Foreign Minister Mitchell Sharp told the opening session of an international conference on Vietnam that Canada cannot accept a peacekeeping role where violations can only be re- porled back to those accused of committing them. Sharp proposed that U.N. Secretary - General Kurt Waldheim, who is attending the conference, be empowered to receive reports of cease-fire violations and 1 reconvene the conference if he thought this necessary. He stressed that the individual members of the International Commission of Control and Supervision--Indonesia. Poland and Hungary are-the others--should be allowed to report violations, and not just the commission as a whole, where unanimity would be required. Sharp added that Canada may pull out of the commission if it is unable to function effectively. WILLING TO HELP "My government . is well aware of the problems that a vacancy., in the .commission could create, and. would, in practice, do whatever, it could o avoid that situation -arising," Sharp told the other 11 foreign ministers : and Waldheitri. ''But we,should · not ?be · asked p :watch in silence a resump- ion of hostilities, ;npr to accept practically impossible to fulfill. Article 19 says the conference should "acknowledge the signed agreements; to guarantee the ending of the war, the maintenance of peace in .Vietnam, the respect of the Vietnamese people's fundamental national rights and the South Vietnamese people's right lo self-determination; and to contribute to (CONTINUED : ON PAGE TWO) he favors giving cities ounties $19 million the and first ·ear and $19.5 million the sec nd year. Bumpers is expected to re- r eal this week whether he will ask the legislature to act on a proposed one cent per gallon in- :rease in the gasoline tax or vhether he will refer the issue o a vote of the people this spring. Bumpers went before a joint session of the legislature last Monday and proposed a $30 million annual road program that would be financed by a one-cent increase in the gaso- ine tax and use of federal revenue-sharing funds. The governor said at the time :hat he would reveal within 72 hours whether or not he would ask the legislature to act on the proposed gasoline tax, but he slill has not revealed his deci- direct responsibility for all the consequences that could ensue f we felt duty-bound, to report .0 the world that the agreement lad been seriously breached." Despite Sharp's efforts to put .eeth in the agreement signed in Paris Jan. 27, the conference was expected to settle for a big power pledge to let the Vietnamese people settle their problems without outside interference. The Viet Gong foreign minister, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Bing, apparently spoke for the Communist delegations Friday when she said the conference should merely take note of the agreement, pledge its participants to observe it and call on other countries to help keep the peace. British officials said some such formula may be the best the conference can hope to achieve because the tasks assigned to it under. Article 19 of the cease-fire agreement are Police Arrest Ninth Suspect In Drug Probe A ninth suspect was arrested during the weekend in the wake of a series of police raids following lengthy investigation into drug traffic in the area. Arrested on a bench warrant issued by -Washington Circuit Court was George L. Pendleton, 29, of Berryville. He is charged with -delivery of a controlled substance and being held in city jail"under $15,000 bond. . Police, in. a series .of raids Friday night arrested seven persons. An eighth man was arrested late Saturday rnorning. Two other men were arrested In raids conducted-by county and state-officials Friday night. Of the seven persons arrested by city police Friday night, only one remains in jail today. Orville Wesley Lowery, 21,.of 700 N. Garland Ave. is in jail in lieu of.$20, James Carroll Derosby, 24, of 606. Whillock St. arrested Saturday morning, also remains in jail pending $20,000 bond. Police assisted by agents of t h e Criminal Investigation Division of the Arkansas State Police, T clima-xed several months of ' intensive investigation with raids on three locations Friday night. Authorities siezed a quantity of marijuana and other controlled substances and at least one firearm in the raids. FELONY CHARGES Washington County prosecutor Mahlon Gibson has filed nine felony drug charges against seven area men, two of whom, -AP wirephoio RED HEADQUARTERS ATTACKED . . . South Vietnamese police clash witli rioters who broke into Communist headquarters of 'Joint Military Commission a t H u e - - - - - -· Senators Facing Deadline On Funding For Aid, HEW WASHINGTON '(AP) -^'The Senate is facing · a Wednesday deadline for extending stop gap funding for foreign aid and Ihe departments of Labor and Health, Education .and Welfare. Spending authority expires 1 at midnight Wednesday. A .vote was scheduled today. ' The House has voted a continuing, .resolution · to, · extend both appropriations .until- June 30, the end of,'the.current fiscal year. · .,' . · . , ; Patriarch Dies SAIGON (AP) -- Thich Tinh Khiet, the supreme patriarch of South Vietnam's Buddhists, died Sunday in Hue. He was 84 and suffered from a heart ailment. Tax Collections Up LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Federal tax rollections in Arkansas for fiscal 1972 climbed about $97 million lo a record $773.5 million. Emmelt E. Cook Jr., director of the Little Rock district of the Internal Revenue Service, said the primary reason for the increase was the "general prosperity of the state" during the period. He said only a minor part of the collection increase resulted from the rise in Social Security taxes. The largest part ot the tax collections came from individual income and employment taxes, which totaled $611.7 million in fiscal 1972 compared to $543.7 million the previous year. including Pendleton, have already been arrested. Jody Baucum is charged in three informations with illegal delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana), in connection with incidents Jan. 24. Feb. 12, and Feb. 20. Jimmy Brewer is charged wilh illegal delivery, of a con- Ironed subslance (marijuana), n connection with an incident Feb. 6. Jimmy Carler also is charged with illegal delivery of a con- iroll'ed substance (marijuana) in connection with an incident Jan. 25, Steve Bassetl is charged with illegal delivery of a controlled substance (LSD), in connection with an incident Feb. 13. Lowery w a s a r r e s t e d Friday night by Fayetleville police for illegal possession of a controlled subslance and illegal delivery of a controlled subslance. The .delivery charge was filed in connection with an incident Nov. 29, 19.72. , Thomas Henry Mazur. 21. was (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Flexible Pay Scale Planned WASHINGTON (AP) -- A flexible standard for wage increases in new', labor contracts will replace, the government's 5.5 ; per-cent guideline left .over from Phase 2 controls, - sources The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the four- nohth extension for Labbr- iEW, but 'only, two month's for 'oreign .aid. . · . - · - . " . . ,,.^.- lJ ;j f ^ President Nixon vetoed the annual Labor-HEW appropriation bill twice last year, saying it was too, big. 1 The foreign aid appropriation 'or' the current fiscal year 1 was abandoned i n · Congress last year because of a House-Senate deadlock on a new author- zation for military aid programs. · · · -- · · · ' The Seriate Foreign Relations Committee scheduled a voting session, today on a new military Issue linked To Retention /\f f" ·!· Of Civilians SAIGON (AP) -- A North Vietnamese spokesman said today that no. American prisoners of war will be released on Tuesday, hut U.S. officials were hopeful ot last-minute word from Hanoi announcing about 140 more POWs would be handed over. · "There will definitely not be any POW releases Tuesday," t h e c h i e f North Vietnamess spokesman in Saigon, Bui Tin, told newsmen. He added tKit the list of the next prisoners :to he turned 'over also would 'noj be delivered today. He sajfl word was expected soon froJTi Hanoi, but he did not kne-y .when it would come., »J Tin said the .senior inembefj of the Joint .Military Commission would lake up, the. POW Ji- sue at their next regular meej- i ing ·.Wednesday, indicating }»» expected no transfer of POW? before Thursday. . . · ·» Bvit a,'U.S., official told new$men there .was still a "distiridt possibility" of .about 140 Americans heing released on' Tue}day, "the last day of the secorid ! increment." . -,i . "Thai's what happened t h-.e first time," he said. "We'rte ready lo go inlo action* within lo'rl.notice as soon as we get le specifics of when and 'here." . North Vietnam and the Viet ong handed over 143 Ameria n , prisoners on Feb. .12, 15 ays - a f t e r , the signing of the ease-fire agreement in' Paris, nd the United States expected he release of another group.qi he same size on'Tuesday. .'1,5 days* after the first transfer. say. The move to a flexible standard, described as "very care- Fully worded." was expected to he confirmed by the White House today. It is seen as a Nixon administration concession to labor since several major labor contracts will be. negotiated, this year. AFL-CIO Meany has said he favors a President George new wage-increase standard ol about 7.5 per cent, or even as high as 8 per cent. The flexible standard will not aim for fixec increases. However, sources said the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) aid authorization. Chairman J.W. Fulbright isked for only a one-month ex- ension of foreign aid funding sending action on the new au .horization bill. In raising it two months, Chairman John L. McClellan. 3-Ark., said the Appropriations Committee concluded that one month was not enough time to get both an authorization anc in appropriation through both sranches of Congress. Foreign aid'bills, have been encumbered for years with end the-war and other extraneous amendments and bogged down last year over an amendmen to require that all executive agreements for U.S. militarj bases on foreign soil be sub milted for Senate ratification as treaties. The conlinuing resolution would extend appropriations fo Labor-HEW at an annual rate of $29.9 billion, $1.8 billion mor than Nixon's budget, and fo foreign aid at a $ii.6-billion an nual rale, $1.5 billion less thai budget requests. Twenty more U.S.. POWs were handed over in Hanoi on Feb. 18, but this'was billed as a ges- .ure of appreciation for the vis- t of-U.S.- presidential adviser ienry A. Kissinger. MANY STILL HELD The Communists still hold 407 servicemen and 15-civilians !n North and South Vietnam and ^aos. according to Hanoi. . Tin lied the release of the Americans to the issue of Vietnamese civilians held : by the Saigon ' government, saying, 'we would -like very much to ee the U.S. -POWs return to heir families,, but there are also 100,000. Vietnamese fa miles who do not. know' about heir missing members." · The United Stales .maintains hat the cease-fire agreement spells out that the repatriation of American prisoners is con- ingcht on only one · thing, th» rate of the American troop vithdrawal from Vietnam. The U.S. day Command announced that the withdrawal to- is slightly, more than 50 per cent complete. U.S. officials pointed out that.only 28,per cent of the American prisoners had been released. Meanwhile, South Vietnam charged that .the North Vietnamese had' established three surface-to-air missile sites just below the demilitarized zone in violation of the cease-fire, and informed sources said the sites had been photographed by U.S. reconnaissance planes. This was the first word that A m e r i c a n reconnaissance flights are continuing over Souths Vietnam. U.S. sources said that while the cease-firs agreement specifically prohibits such flights over North Viet. liam, there is no ban on such activity in South Vietnam. ' · Despite Airliner; incident Israelis To Press For Peace Talks TEL AVIV (AP) -- Premier Golda Meir*$*itrasisfie'left for the United 'Stales^ today that «he thoughf'the downing of a Libyan air|jne,r'last .week-, by, Israeli fighters would'have no ef: feet on her talkfl.wtyh President Nixon. ':'· The 74-y«ar ; o.ld premier .I«k ed drawn ' and admitted lo ' newsmen she was -"very, tired." , But she dodged other questions, gayin'g: "I will tell, you everything iwhen I .get back: 1 '-) . Foreign Minister Abba Eban told newsmen: that Mrs. Meir 5 Wild . give top priority in ! Washington to'the possibility- of ; "proximity" peace "talks 'with ;he Arabs. Under this formula^ he Israelis and Arabs would meet,separately and alternately with a 'neutral negotiator who wpuld Set: as a-go-between. The procedure was tried by Gunnar Jarring, the U*N. 'mediator for the Middle East, but was not successful.- ( · · : . ' . . ' On Sunday, the Israeli gpv r eminent reported that the French captain of the Libyan jetliner was not licensed to f|y that type; of.plane. The government said- it had found Capt. Jacques-Bourges' ; flying'-permlt and that it did not list the trijet Shoeing 727, the; plane downed last Wednesday on the Israeli side of the Suez Canal. Bourges was licensed, only as a copilot r or the French Caravelle jetliner and several propeller 1 pfah'es, the Israelis said. Air France, the French government airline, disputed .the Israeli statement. It. said Bourges had completed the training course for:727 pilots.on Npv. 6, 1971, and thls'had been entered on his license five days later. The government also an nounced that it was ready to ke payments to the families of-: the 106 persons killed in the crash, including Bourges, and to. the other seven aboard the plane, who were injured. But it ·efused to use the word "com- jensation" because that would ;mply- guilt for the downing of the plane. Instead, a cabinet commu- nique announcing the offer used the term "ex gratia," meaning "out of kindness." Defense Minister Moshe Dayan-has said : Ihe Israelis misinterpreted -the situation but|er; tors) by the pilot and the Cairo air control center also were to blame in the downing of the airliner. The cabinet communique said the government took note of the military investigation of the! incident, but a spokesman Mic hat the resignation of Lt. Gen. David Elazar, the chief of staff who ordered the plane fired on, did not come up. In Washington, meanwhile, a leading expert on the Middle East said the air tragedy,has not jeopardized the peace ef j 'orts in Ihe area. 'We think the doors of diplomacy are slill open," Joseph Sisco, assistant secretary ' of state for Near. Eastern, and South Asian, affairs, -said .in' a broadcast interview. "The important thing is 'that all of the governments ... are still committed 'to'a political solution. We do think this is a time for-private diplomacy." New County Bridge Ready Washington County Vorkmfn pat final'touches' on', the hew 220-foot bridge west of Sulphur City on Black Oak'Road. The bridge, built of concrete ·ad surplus steel from Army pontoon bridges, replace i · fcrd that cUljned «t IcMt «M life In rcecBt T»ri. (TIME*photo by Kern Good) -

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