Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 14, 1972 · Page 10
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 10

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 14, 1972
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Hearing To Begin Today On Banning Alaskan Pipeline "y JOHN KAMI'S WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- A federal Judge begins hearing arguments lodny on whether ha should make permanent his temporary ban on a proposed 789-mllc oil pipeline bisecting " Alaska. U.S. District Court Judge ' George L. Hart Jr. In April 1870 granted a temporary injunction 1 ngajnsl the pipeline which tho ' Alyeska Pipeline Co. wants lo build lo carry oil from the fro" zen North Slope to the ice-free port of Valdez on the southern shore. Environmentalist have stalled conslruclion, on grounds tlio Interior Deparlmcnl has not complied with Ihe National Environmental Policy Act which they siiy requires an adequate statement, of Ihe project's environmental impacts compared with reasonable alternatives. Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton Jr. submitted in March an environmental impact statement which he bus said is final, but which environmentalists say is only the first draft. Morton has announced his Intention, to grant permits to a consortium of seven oil companies for construction of the pipeline. The environmentalisls have asked Harl to enjoin the Interior Department from issuing Ihe permils until Morion has adequately studied an allernalive Irans-Canada pipeline and has complied wllh the leller of t h e environmental laws. Morton has voiced hope thai Ihe injunctions would be lifted before Labor Day, but said the decision probably would be ap pealed.' Many members of Congress wrole Morton demanding more hearings and further consideration of the Irans-Canada pipeline. The Canadian pipeline, carrying oil from tha North Slope to the Midwestern U.S. border, would be twice as long as the Alaska pipeline. But some say it would do less damage to the environment. t Environmentalists have charged that Irreparable darn- age would ba done to the environment as a result of oil spills resulting from earthquakes which might rupture Ihe pipe lin» and f r o m the melting ol permanently frozen groum near tha hot pipeline. Arguments were to center on environmental issues today ant on mineral-leasing laws Tues ay, according lo Hurl's sened- 'o. Joined with Ihe Wilderness oclcly opposing Ihe pipeline re Ihe Canadian W i l d l i f e Fedr 11 o n other conservation raups and Ihe Cordova, liiskn. District i'Mshories Unon, whose separate suit for nn function wns consolidated III) Ihe Wilderness Society ase. Tho union contended that the Ipeline would h u r t fishing In Inska streams and Prince Wil- nin Sound, Alycska faces another lem- orury injunction which Hart ranted in 1970 to k e e p the Ipeline away from the Stevens illage area on the Yukon Riv- r. Alycska, formerly known as ie Trans-Alaska Pipeline Sys- m, estimated in 1970 that its ipeline could be built for about billion. Bui later eslimales ndicale aclual costs may run much higher since much of the ipeline may have lo be hullt bove ground. II was planned originally lo ury several hundred miles of ie pipeline in the permafrost, /Well would be cheaper lhan aising il on silts. Bui studies ave indicated it will be neces- ary to build more of it above round lo minimize cnviron- nenlal damage. Scientists disagree on how luch damage will result when he permafrost is melted by the eiited oil r u n n i n g through the B-incli pipeline. Some predict arth slides and r u p t u r e s of Ihe ipe. Union Says AHC Won't Meet Representatives LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A spokesman for a union that is representing employes of th slate Highway Department has said that highway commission ers have refused to meet witl the union. Ralph Miley Jr., Internaliona represenlative of tha Labor In lei-national Onion of Nortl America, said about 1,300 of tin departments 2,000 maintenanci employes had joined Local 131 of the organization. Members of the local plan to hold a meeting Aug. 26 on the Highway Department parking lot in Little Rock. They have asked thai highway commis sioners and other officials mee wilh them. Miley said the commission had refused lo meel in Ihe pas wilh Ihe labor represenlalive on advice of counsel lhat sucl meetings would violate stale law against colleclive bargain ing of slale employes wilh un ions. ' Miley said he had Ided with put success lo arrange a meel ing wilh the commission and thai Ihe union now would have lo resort lo disclosures hi thought would he an "cmbar rassmenl" to the slale. He sai( some issues may be laken t courl, if necessary. NO SUCCESS The local was chartered Fch 15. Membership is open lo n d e p a r t m e n t employes, bu Miley said efforts had bee concentrated on signing u. maintenance employes. He sal they are Ihe dcparlment's low esl paid employes, averagin probably a lillle more lhan $ an hour. A labor union apparenlly can not do much more lhan lohb Ihe legislalure aboul appropri? lions for wages and negotial with the commission on Ihe amount of its legislalive re quests for wages, but a spokes m n n eontended there were s number of areas where working conditions for employes couli be improved through grievanc procedures. DISCUSSION Miley said thai among mat tera Ihe union seeks to discus wilh Ihe commission is an "un reasonable amount" of pre mium and admlnislrallvc cosl. In lh» rieparlmcnl's volunlary health Insurance program. Ho also said Ihe union want to discuss the department's nl legedly requiring some employ cs tn work al jobs olher Ihnn lhase for which Ihcy have been classified by Ihe legislature ant thn hiring of new employes a wagss higher lhan Ihosc re by veleran employes. To Continue CASTEL GANDOLt'O, Hnh , (AP) -- Popa Paul VI sayi he will continue In hwd the Kn man Civtholla Church "as loin as his *nergy Insls." Although ndmllliriK he is "r, Illllo lired," Die Pope lonkct innlnnncd and In good hcnltl while addressing Ihe crowt during h l.i S u n d a y noon hlcsK I iff, Three Facing Charges After Shotgun Firing ATLANTA, Three men On. faced (AP) firearms charges lodny In connection wllh a snwcd-off shotgun which Ischargcd Inside Ihe baggage compartment of an Eastern Airlines Jel about to dcparl for M i a m i Sunday morning. An Eastern spokesman said there were no Injuries and the flight lefl about an hour later. A Secrcl Service spokesman, A. B. "Barney" WeU, said an investigation disclosed Ihcrc was no connection Jjelwcen Ihe incident and Ihe Republican National Convention 'which be gins in Miami Beach Aug. 21, "They don'l seem lo be any threat to our prolectces," lie said. The men were Identified as Andrew Jackson Curry Jr., 44 and his son, Andrew Jackson Curry III, 19, both of Noreross Ga.. and Eay Price of Hcflin Ala. Agents of t h e Alcohol, To bacco and Firearms Division o the U.S. Treasury Depurlmcn charged them with having ai illegal sawed-off shotgun anc having loaded weapons on the airplane. Agents said a loaded handgun also was found in th baggage. An airline spokesman said passengers were boarding fligh 685 al 8:15 a.m., EOT, when they heard a blast'. An invest] gation lurned up the weapons A check of baggage tags o passengers against those on the suitcase led to the three men authorities said. New Approaches Northwett ArVanwt TIMES, Mon., Aug. 14, ARKAHSA* " ' GOP Hearings On Rule Changes Scheduled M I A M I BEACH, Kin. (AP) -I Vilh no presidential nomination! lybt this yciir but one possibly oorulnfi Tour yciira nway, the Icnuhlican parly today nuKun examining proposed broadened rule cluingcs for 1D7C, A full day of hearings was scheduled ty the Rules Committee of the Republican Na- .lonnl ComtnlUce to hear testimony from more than 20 witnesses, most of whom are urging new nppi'oachcs to expand tlic base of the party. After receiving the Rules Committee's recommendations Delegates Committee, created by Tuesday, the mittce will national decide com- wliat changes it will ask the convention's own rules committee to send to the floor for action by delegates next week. The convention opens next Monday, and President Nixon's renominalton is assured. He has announced that Vice President Spiro T. Agnew will again be his running mate. CONTROVERSIAL The two most controversial proposals before the committee would change the method of allocating . convention delegates among the states and gh'p women, young people and blacks more responsibility within the parly. Heavy attacks have been made on both proposals by conservative Republicans who think they are designed to weaken conservative influence in the parly and damage Agnew's chances for the 197G presidential nomination if he shoulc want it. Tim basic reform proposals jeforc the Ilules Committee were drawn up last year by the nnlttce In 10GB. Mosl of the and Organization a special panel the national corn- special panel's each stale have denounced as cf- recommendations have been accepted informally by parly leaders, but those calling for state delegations to be balanced equally between men and women »nd to Include youths under 25 in proportion to Itieir voting strength I n . . . . been widely forts to set quotas. Prospecls for approval of the controversial proposals dimmed almost lo trie vanlshhing point last week when a group of reform-minded Republican senators and rcprescnlatlvcs said they were unable to support Ihcm. HECOMMENDED The reformers arc recommending Instead that the par- ly's b a s i c discrimination rule be expanded to Include clauses against dlscrimlnalion on Ihe basis of sex or age and Ihal slate parties lake positive steps to see that the rule is ob served.' Proposals to change the method of allocating delegates to the slates have been sup ported'by .the Ripon Society, a liberal Republican organization and by Sen. Charles 3. Percy of Illinois. Both moves would i n c r e a s e Ihe convention strength of the larger, Industri al states. The present allocation system awards six bonus delegates to each state, regardless of size, hat went Republican in the )rcvbus election. The system ·v a s held unconstitutional recently by a federal district court In Washington. That ruing has been appealed by Ihe Republican National Committee. Talk Confirmed FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) -Brad Jesson, a Fort Smith lawyer, has confirmed Ihdl he has alkcd wllh Gov. Dale Bumpers about the possibility of becom- ng chairman of' the slalo )cniocrallc party. Jesson, a legislative aide to ASU Will Seek Black Teachers JONESBORO Ark. (AP) -The Board of Truslccs of Arkansas Slale University has re affirmed a policy Ihal ASU will seek to fill vacancies on Ihe facully wilh qualified black persons. The board voted to reaffirm Ihe policy after a discussion that began when Irustce Elijah Coleman, a black, asked how many black instructors were 01 the ASU facully. . Dr. Carl R, Reng, Ihe univer sily prcsidcnl, said only threi of the about 350 instructor! were black. On another mailer, Dr. Mel vin Freed, v i c e prcsidcnl in charge of instruction, reportec thai pledges toward building a new $2.5 million football sta dlum had reached $68,000. wit prospects tor aboul 180 majo dpnalions that have not bee heard from. Dumpers during the 1972 SM- slon of the 'General 1 Asjembly, said he had lotd Bumpers that he would be Interested In taking Ihe chairman's Job lr the governor wanted him to lorve, Joe Purccll of Benldn, ll)e current chairman, has said h» wl|l aul serve another term. KELLER-JORGENSEN STUDIOS Ballet Pre-School Tap · Jazz Acrobatic REGISTRATION FOR CLASSES AUGUST 14 to 18 9 a.m. -- 11 a.m. 3 p.m. -- 5 p.m. CLASSES BEGIN AUGUST 21st 402 ARKANSAS AVE. or CALL 442-7492 FOR APPOINTMENT Annual Poppy trail SALE! 4 lovely, sculptured patterns to choose £c/Place Settings at SAVINGS of 40%! 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