Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 27, 1973 · Page 1
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INSIDE-. Editorial ; 4 For women 5 Sports 8-9 Comics 10 Classified 11-12 Entertainment 14 113th YEAR-NUMBER 218 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 1973 LOCAL FOftECAST- Continued partly cloudy wiUj w a r m i n g trend expected Wednesday. Low tonight near 30. High Wednesday .mid-to upper 50s. Sunrise Wednesday. 611: sunset today 6:M. · Weather map on page 3.»;, ·£30 PAGES-TEN CWTS Bill Proposes Drawing For RazorbackTickets LITTLE ROCK CAP) -- A bill introduced in the Arkansas House Monday by Rep. Paul Van Dalserri of Perryville would provide for the sale of tickets, to. University of Arkansas football games on the basis of a drawing that would be conducted by an impartial person. The proposal would negate the. university's priority system in the issuance of tickets. Van Dalsem's bill declared that .all. .residents of the state who desire football tickets should be provided "a reasonable opportunity to obtain tickets without prejudice or favoritism." The drawing for priorities would first be conducted on orders for season seats in.the stadium for ' .games at Little Rock and Fayetleville. ·-No order for the season could be for more than eight · tickets. ' Upon the conclusion of this drawing, all orders for stadium seats for. individual games would be determined by drawing. In the event there were more orders than available seats in the stadium between the · goal lines for any game, persons left out in the drawing would be given ample time to order end zone seats. The Board of Trustees of'the university, could, by regulation, grant free passes : for stadium seats, but in amounts not to exceed "two per cent of the total available seats per game at Little Rock and FayelleviUe, . In addition, a preliminary list of all'persons and firms receiving free passes would be filed with the secretary of state by Sept. 15 of each year. A. final list would have to be filed within 30 days after the last game; The proposal would take effect for the 1973 season. fllBBBNBIiniB^^ Nixon Plans More Flexible Enforcement Of Pay Guides WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Nixon administration has signaled more-flexible enforcement of its 5.5-per-cent wage guideline during this year's heavy calendar of labor negotiations. The White House announced Monday that, while the 5.5-percent standard will remain on the books, it also will use as a wage-behavior guide a broadly worded statement issued by an advisory panel of top labor and business leaders... Nowhere in the statement was there any mention of 5.5 per cent as a standard.for pay increases this year. The Labor-Management Advisory Committee, a 10-member panel that includes AFL-CIO P r e s i d e n t George Meany, called for the average rate of pay this year to be "consistent with the goal set by the President of getting the rate of inflation down to 2.5 per cent or less by the end of the year." NO SINGLE STANDARD The panel added that no single standard or wage settle. ment "can be equally applicable at one time to all parties in an economy so large, de. centralized and dynamic." Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz and John Dunlop, director of the Cost of Living Council, praised the panel's work but denied it meant an end to the 5.5-per cent standard. Shultz said in an interview that he regards the committee's carefully worded document as "a very strong statement." He said the government will use it as a basic guide in ooking at .wage contracts thi year But neither Shultz nor Dunloi would give, much detail on ho\ .he administration would us the committee's statement i conjunction. with the 5.5 stand ard in enforcing wage control this year. Dunlop said there had alway been flexibility in administerin wage controls, npling that som boosts during..the past yea topped 7 per cent while other were below 5 per cent. He sai the administration would be n more flexible in Phase 3 than i was in 2. . .In Miami Beach, Meany sai he was not surprised at the at ministration's decision to retai the 5.5-per-cent standard. But the veteran labor leade added, "We eventually hope t get away from the ceiling. : we're going to have a figure, should he 7.5 per cent or 8 pe cent." The fact that Meany did no denounce the administration decision to stay with the slant ard added credence to reporl of greater enforcement flexibi ity. The advisory committee sai it recognizes the food-pric spiral as a major problem i economic stabilization "and t responsible collective bargain ing jn the year ahead." of agricultur, susceptible "The prices products are various government decisions, the commitee said. "Stron and effective measures to ip crease and to agricultural contain and supplie cut bac prices are essential to respoi sible wage decisions in 1973." Over United States Protests Hanoi Suspends Release Of Prisoners SAIGON (AP) -- The United tales called on North Vietnam nd the Viet Cong today to go head immediately with the re- ease of U.S. prisoners of war. North Vietnam announced arlier today that it was sus- ending the release of Amerian POWs unlil the United tales and South Vietnam hon- red all parts of the cease-fire greement. Bui Tin, the spokesman for the North Vietnamese delegation in Saigon, indicated that the Communists particularly wanted the release of civilian prisoners held by the South Vietnamese and an end to harassment of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong members ot the Joint Military Commission. The U.S. commission delegation said the to the North Vietnamese had told it "the obstacle to the release of POWs on time is a technical one--related to the availability of liaison (lights between Saigon and Hanoi." A U. S. spokesman said North Vietnam "has declined to accept a U.S. offer of a C130 as an interim solution to the immediate liaison problem." The North Vietnamese and Viet Cong have released 163 American prisoners, but 422 others are still captives in North and South Vietnam and Laos. The United States had expected about 140 to be released today, tween the the halfway point be- cease-fire Jan. 28 and the March 28 deadline for release of all American POWs and withdrawal of all American forces from Vietnam, A four-page statement from the U. S. delegation called on North Vietnam and the Viet Cong's Provisional Revolutionary Governnient "to implement the obligations they have accepted in the Paris agreement and protocols and to take immediate action to fulfill their commitment to release U.S. POWs in accordance with the withdrawal rate of U,S. and free world forces. "This withdrawal has now Bumpers Hits Cutbacks As Inconsistent WASHINGTON (AP) -- Gov: Dale Bumpers said today the unding priorities of President Nixon's proposed budget were 'inconsistent with the needs of our country, much less Ar- tansas." Bumpers said in testimony prepared for delivery to a Senile subcommittee that "rather than meeting our goals, we find ourselves in a stale of crisis." He said state agencies in Arcansas already reported effec ;ive executive impoundments of (84.8 million by the Nixon administration in programs that either flow through the depart ment or are related to the work performed by the agencies. Bumpers said the potential impact of the President's budget was "even more alarming." He said current, figures showed a potential loss under the budget of another $77.3 million by the stale agencies. The implications were clear, lie said. "Social and human service programs and rural de velopment programs are being cut." Bumpers said. URGES CARE Testifying .before the subcom niittee on Intergovernmental Relations of the Senate Com mittee on Operations, Bumpers said he could recognize thai some. federal domestic pro grams thai prove unsatisfacto ry or inappropriate, must be curtailed or eliminated. But the cuts must be made carefully "to make certain that the hu man needs of people are recog nized," he said. The governor said the imrne diate application of "restrictive guidelines and impoundments of federal funds leaves us unable to continue worthy pro grams." "While special revenue-shar ing may provide future relief we are in an immediate crisis,' he said. Bumpers said at least 75 pe: cent of Arkansas' existing so cial service programs are el ther closing their doors or ar in the middle of a financia crisis. He said the stale had en tered federal social service programs under guidelines tha were "reasonably flexible am (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) CRUSHED AUTOMOBILE TRAPS DRIVER .. . photo by Rick Bailey shows Thomas car after firemen freed victim Three Persons Injured In Head-On Crash Marsha May Thomas, 22, of P r a i r i e Grove Route 2, remained hospitalized today following a two-car accident at Farmington Monday. Two other persons were treated and released at the Washington General Hospital emergency room. The other victims were Mrs. Judy 'Ann Prause, 19, of Lin- 1 coin, and her 2-year-old son, Dennis Wayne. Trooper Charles Miller, said Miss Thomas was westbound on Hwy. 62 about 11:50 a.m. when Mrs. Prause, driving east, attempted to pass other traffic. Her light American car struck Miss Thomas' small foreign automobile head-on and demo ished it. Prairie Grove firemen worki about 20 minutes to free Mi Thomas from the wreckag Her condition today' w described as good. Mrs. Prause was chargi with crossing the center line, Light Spot In The Darkness New mercury vapor lights installed by city at intersection of Hwy. 16 east with t h e Hwy. 71 bypass cut -through pre-dawn darkness. Two center lights are yellow warning .blinkers erected- by · state Highway Department at t h e dangerous, level-grade cross-; ing. (TIMESphoto by Ken .Good) Slate Equal Rights Bill Okayed LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A bill o create a state Equal Rights' ·ommlssion . was approved Monday in the Arkansas House. A black representative said he Equal Rights Commission vould have little powers .but ould symbolize "a change of tlitude" by the slate in race elations. The bill cleared the House on vote of 65-7 and then was sent o the Senate for consideration. Both the House and the Senate approved identical bills to increase state teacher retirement benefits by 20 per cent. The House .endorsed another proposal to increase teacher salaries an average of $568 in the next fiscal year and $525 in the following year,'but did not take final action. The equal rights bill would create a nine-member commission to study .minority.problems Fulbright Committee Votes To End Foreign Aid April 30 WASHINGTON (AP) -- The tary aid over the next four Senate Foreign Relations Committee has voted to cut off foreign aid April 30 unless Presi- [ent Nixon releases $4.5 billion approved by Congress for domestic programs. The committee attached that provision Monday to a bill au- horizing $1.55 billion in mili- Papers Trial Count Dropped LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "It vas a real victory," says An- .hony Russo of a federal judge's ruling acquitting Russo and Daniel Ellsberg on one espionage count each in the 15- count Pentagon papers in dictment. U. S. Dist. Court Judge Matt Byrne, ruling late Monday in favor of defense contentions Jiat the government had shown "insufficient evidence" to convict the defendants on those counts, ordered the defense case to begin today. He allowed 13 counts of the indictment to stand, and held in abeyance a ruling on two counts which involve transmission of the Pentagon papers to unindicled co-conspirator Vu Van Thai. Defense attorneys had pushed unsuccessfully in arguments last Friday for a judgment of acquittal on all counts. However, after Monday's decision by the judge, Russo declared, "By the time we get through with the defense, there will be nothing left for the jury to consider." The first order of scheduled business today was the government's renewed effort to introduce in evidence Thai's fingerprints --a matter which will influence the judge's ruling on the two counts. months. The bill, which also prohibils spending of appropriated funds or rehabilitation of North Vietnam without congressional approval, will be ready for Senate loor debate later this week. Phe measure authorizes mili- ary-aid grants to 64 countries. But the bill would cut off for- n employment, housing, cduca- ion, health and' welfare and Tiake recommendations to the governor and the/General As- embly. The commission also would be designed to.promote understanding and good will among the'races. . . Rep. Richard Mays of Little Rook, one of three legislators vho give blacks representation n Ihe House for the'first time ince the 1890s, said .the measure symbolized a change and vas the first opportunity for he legislature "to make an of- icial statement on race rela- ions." But he said the bill "doesn't lo a whole lot" and was "a gesture, only a gesture, of good vill" since the House earlier lad amended from the measure provisions arming the commission with subpoena powers and prohibiting contractors from vorking for the stale if they racticed discrimination in em- iloyment. OPPOSITION VIEW Opponents of the bill said the measure would just create another commission and duplicate "ederal civil rights authority. Rep. W.H. Thompson of eign-aid April 30 commitments after unless Nixon allows : ull spending of appropriated unds for the departments ol Agriculture, Transportation, lousing and Urban Develop ment, and Health, Education and Welfare. The amendment was sponsored by Sen. J.W. Fulbright, chairman of Foreign Relations, on a 9-7 vote along party lines. As a weapon in the fighl against inflation, Nixon is re"using to spend appropriations earmarked for various domes .ic programs in an attempt to lold down governmenl spend ing. Bolh houses of Congress are involved in a battle with the White House over this im poundment practice. Sen. Jacob K. Javils, R-N.Y. who advocates congressiona authority to set spending prior Hies wilhout item veto by the president, said he voted agains the proviso tying foreign aid to domestic spending, on grounds it was an attempt by foreign aid opponents to kill the pro gram. · In a related development, the Senate approved an extension of foreign-aid spending unti April 30. The same resolution carries continuing spending au thority f o r the Labor anc Health, Education and Welfan departments until the end o the current fiscal year June 30. The spending bill was re turned to the House, which hat been willing lo allow continue; expenditures in both areas unti June 30. Present temporary spending authority expires at midnigh Wednesday. Marked Tree said he did believe in discrimination Sharing Pact Said Reachec LITTLE ROCK (AP) -Agreement may have bee reached on the amount of stat aide for cities and counties, a ssue the legislature has bee vrestling with for weeks. Rep. Bobby L. Glover of Car said Monday he had ob 77 signatures of Hou that many agencies were "del ; ving into everybody's business" and "the people are tired of t." The teacher retirement bill approved by both Houses would give retired teachers a 20 per :ent across-the-board increase in retirement benefits. The Senate version, sponsored by Sen. Clarence Bell of Parkin, was approved on a vole of 34-0, The House version, sponsored by Rep. Ode Maddox if Oden, passed on a vole of 97- The bills also would increase Ihe minimum monthly benefits from $65 lo $100. The Senale defeated a bill by Sen. George Locke of Hamburg that would authorize the state to remain a member of the S o u t h e r n Growth Policies Board. The board was set up to formulate policy for a more orderly growth of the South. The bill failed on a vote of 12 14, with 18 favorable votes needed. Sen. Guy H. "Mutt' Jones of Conway kept the bil alive, however, by giving notice of reconsideration. The Senate also passed 11 cash-fund appropriation bills Monday that had been spon sored by the Legislative Joinl Budget Committee. The House voted 80-2 to com plele legislative action on a bil by Sen. Ralph Patterson North Little Rock to repeal leg islation passed earlier by the General Assembly reducing th maximum work week of fire men from 64 to 56 hours. The new bill would permit the (ire men to work no more than-ai average of 56 hours a wee! ver a three-week period. The..House voted 65-4'to. ap irove a bill by Rep. Joel Y .edbetter of Little Rock to al ow supermarkets and othe usinesses to sell imported a ivell as Arkansas-produce wine. Under current law, th tate can issue licenses to se domestic wine to businesse hat do not qualify for a regu ar liquor license. The House defeated a bill b; CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) isle ained members on an amendmcn .hat would give the local go' ernmcnts $19 million in the firs of the next biennium an 120 million the second year. Glover said he probaK would offer the amendment ti day. Glover said city and couhl officials had agreed to th amendment and Joe Woodwan an aide to Gov.-Dale Bumper said the governor had agreed. Bumpers had been backing ill that would give the citie and counties $18,2 million th irsl year and $19.5 million th second .year. The cities an c o u n t i e s , which original sought seven per cent of Ih general revenues, sought $! million annually. ·eached over 50 per cent of ose forces which were in outh Vietnam on Jan. 28, 1973,' hen the agreement came into feet. It is time for the Demo- ralic Republic of Vietnam and e Provisional Revolutionary overnment delegations to ful- 11 their commitment to release .S, POWs." The U.S. statement accused orth Vietnam of "saying dif- renl things to different au- ences in attempting to ex- lain the delay in the release of OWs, as provided tor in the aris agreement and protff- ols." In Paris, officials at the foe- ign ministers' conference .to nsurc the Vietnam peace greement expressed concern nd dismay over the North ietnamese announcement. _ecrelary of State William -P, .ogers was reported studying lie situation, but there was ho mmediate comment from him; Some U.S. sources in Saigon 'iewed the Hanoi move as a propaganda ploy aimed at th? nternational -conference in aris, an attempt to portray he Communists as the stal- varts of peace and the United Stales and Soulh Vietnam as he saboteurs of the agreement. Some U.S; officials' said pri- ately the Americans probably yould not be "terribly reac- ive" because Ihe main interest vas in getting the American irisoncrs back and "not getting ·aught up in the game" with lanqi. This is one ot the points fttr vhich the Communists assaileU he United States. » U.S. CRITICIZED "We have the impression that he United States has not correctly carried out all of .ft* unctions of the peace agreement as promised," Tin sai.ij. 'They have given the impre'R- sion that they only care about ,he return of their prisoners md not about the other probj- ems. They take only those clauses o/ the agreement which are to their advantage. ·' ':· "We art only asking that all jarties respect all the clauses. The failure to do this-has piit he Joint Military. Commission at an impasse. The United Hates is responsible for the to- al application of the agreement." , ':' Tin said the North 'Vietnam- ise decision was telephoned By Hanoi's chief delegate to ttfe Joint Military Commission, ICONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Protest Leads To Jail Cell One of four young men sought on felony drug charges was arrested at the Fayette villa police department shortly after i p.m. Monday when he came in to complain to police about his name being in the newspaper. Police arrested James Ken* dall (Jimmy) Carter, 19, of Greenland, while he stood in ths police station. Carter and three other persons were identified Monday as being sought in a drug probe. He remains in city jail under $15,000 bond on a charge 'of illegal possession of a controlled substance. : Police are still seeking Jody Baucum, Jimmy Brewer and Steve Bassett. T h r e e of nine persons arrested in a series of weekend raids remain in custody today. James Carroll Derosby, 24, Orville Wesley Lowery, 21. and George L. Pendleton, 29, were transferred t o Washington County jail Monday. Derosby and Lowrey-are being held ih lieu of $20,000 bond. Pendletph's bond has been set at $15,000 City. county and stale authorities climaxed severe! months of intensive invest- tigation Friday night with', a series of raids in Fayettevilli and Washington County. To date 10 persons have been arrested on various drug-related charges. ".',' Mild, Cloudy Weather Seen For State Through Saturday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The weatherman says Arkansas skies will be partly cloudy Wednesday and things should get warmer. Highs Wednesday should range from the upper 50s. to the mid 60s. A ridge of high pressure extended from just northeast of the Great Lakes southwcstward to the eastern part of Oklahoma early today. As the ridge moved slowly eastward it was expected to keep skies over Arkansas partly cloudy. The cold front that moved through the state Monday reached tin East Coast today* Light rains continued with tM front as it moved eastward, '.i Rainfall Monday was mosUt light across Arkansas. High temperatures MondW showed a wide range -- frorrpt 63 degree reading at Texarka'n* to 48 at Harrison. Lows tonight are expected to the 30s and 40s. : : : The extended outlook fit Thursday through Saturday calls for continued mild tcffti- peatures with a chance 4 showers Friday or Saturday, M

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