Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 25, 1969 · Page 1
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Friday, April 25, 1969
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ortfjtoest Mm 10*th YIAR-NUMKR 267 Thi Public Interest Is Th« First Conctm Of This Newspaper FAYITTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 19*9 ttXAl MMCAff- PouiWe aftmoM ihowen today: o ' settled Saturday; ».J5 (aOlnc winds S . 25; (uruet today 6:57; Saturday 5:34. Expected today Thursday + 72 MGIS-IM CMIS Red Troops Attack Armored Encampment Mills Studies Oil Depletion Allowance Longest Dog Story Of The Year For « few seconds the Vancouver, B.C. photographer wh» recorded (his scene be- lieved he had uncovered a new and fantastic breed of hnimd. The balloon hurst when he looked behind the free and discovered not one, hut two perfectly normal canines. (AP Wirephoto) Rashid Quits As Premier Of Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) Lebanon's Premier Rashid Karami resigned Thursday night after four months in office, saying he could not achieve agreement on how much backing his government should give Arab guerrilla attacks on Israel. President Charles Hlou did not indicate whether he would accept the resignation. With the country tense after two days of rioting in which 16 persons have been killed and nearly 100 wounded, Karami told a special session of Parlia ment that some persons advised him to give unqualified support to the Palestinian guerrillas. He said others warned such support would provoke Israeli reprisals. The rioters were mostly Palestinian refugees demanding that the government give full support to the Arab guerrilla organizations which have been raiding Israel. Karami said he had tried to help the guerrillas without endangering Lebanon's security. Despite pressure from the 160.000 refugees in the country, the government generally has tried to avoid involvement in the Arab-Israeli fighting. The crisis threatened to cause * major split between Lebanon's Moslem and Christian communities, which are roughly equal in size and divided the posts of political leadership according to a detailed formula. In Car Insurance Case Probers Strike Pay Dirt WASHINGTON (AP) - A Senate probe of the auto insurance industry has resulted in a stream of complaints from car owners, charging their policies were canceled for odd, vague or flimsy reasons--including alleged bad "personal habits." In one instance a man was de- 'COOKBOOK' OUT TODAY The TIMES 12th annual "cookbook" edition goes out to regular subscribers as a part of today's newspaper. It contains nearly 300 recipes submitted by readers in a recent contest. Winners of the contest ·- judged by a panel of five culinary experts --are announced on page 2 of the special 56 page tabloid supplement. Additional copies are available at the TIMES offices in Fayetteville and Springdalc for 50 cents each. The price includes mailing anywhere in the U. S. u Hni WMIliniilliiiiJitHWii a ir» Fitui n Hi.!: iNitt Indiana Town Emptied By Train Crash RICHMOND. Ind. (AP) -Fires, explosions and streams of dangerous chemicals trailed a three-mile-long train derailment today between F,ast Germantown and Cambridge City in east central Indiana. The 250 residents of East Germantown, 8 miles west of Richmond, were evacuated because of puddles of chemicals which sent clouds of invisible fumes through the town. Newsmen at the scene said the derailed freight cars were mostly piled in three heaps. A spectacular fire was confined to one pile of about 20 cars a quar ter-mile east of East German town. The engine and 21 cars were able to continue on into Richmond. A Penn Central railroad spokesman said 39 cars were burning, but only two contained chemicals. One was filled with liquified ethylene and the other contained butadiene, he said. Firernen from Richmond, lla- gerstown, Milton and Dublin laid hoses from a creek to fight the blaze. A liquid leaking from an upside down tank car exploded periodically. A burning tank car of soybean oil sent up a column of smoke visible for miles along main east-west artery U.S. 40, which was blocked. FIREMEN HALTED Detective Sgl. Don Petro of the state police ordered firemen not to hose down puddles of fuming chemicals from a car la bcled butyl acrylate until ox perts arrived from the Indiana State Board of Health. There was a question of whether washing the liquid into a nearby crock would pollute the stream. A car of vinyl chloride, called especially dangerous by state troopers, also was involved in the pileup. nied coverage on grounds he gambled and raised gamecocks. Another policy was cancelled because: "Your wife's reputation does not meet our underwriting standards.' The Senate antitrust and monopoly subcommittee will delve into such cases at a public hear ing next month, with the centerpiece the troubles of Gerald D. Huey of Stratford, Va. Huey learned Feb. 19 his policy would not be renewed by Royal Indemnity Co. "because of unfavorable information we have received concerning personal habits within your household." . He got another policy, but it was canceled without explanation. CONTROVERSY GROWS "Scores of similar cases came to our attention," said subcommittee Chairman Philip A. Hart, D-Mich. Dean E. Sharp, assistant council to the panel, said the complaints are still coming. Several auto insurance cancellations stirred controversy in recent months. One man, whose home had been visited by an insurance company representative, received a cancellation notice which said "it is alleged that your house is filthy.' A cab driver who lost his policy was told by the company: "The specific reason for refusal cannot be given as it is regarded as confidential." Another protest comes from a man at Big Stone Gap. Va., whose son was involved in an accident. The other driver was ruled at. fault. Both cars were insured by the same company. The father refused a $100 settlement, and again rejected an offer of $750. Finally, the claim was settled for $1.500. Then, on Jan. 4. 1968, this notice arrived: "Your automobile insurance is being terminated because of your lack of coopera lion and assistance in^ settlement of your claim . . . " A Bowie. Md.. man who said he paid more than $650 in premiums to an insurance company over seven years told of being threatened with cancellation after he filed two claims totaling $.13.53. Applications Eyed LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board will consider applications for the public sale of mixed drinks at its May 2 meeting. The ABC has received eight applications, all from Garland County, so far. While reasons for cancellation vary, investigators have found many are issued after a company receives reports about the reputation or habits of a driver or his family. Sharp said the subcommittee has no national figures on the cancellation rate. Sirhan Appeal To Be Lengthy Legal Fight LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers take the first step today in the extensive appeals process open to Sirhan Bishara Sirhan. Judge Herbert V. Walker granted defense attorneys a special hearing to argue for a one week postponement to May 21-- of their motions for a new trial and Walker's formal sentence on the assassin of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. A seven-man, five-women jury Wednesday condemned the 25-year-old Jordanian Arab to death in the gas chamber for first-degree murder. Walker than set May 14 for a hearing on motions and the sentencing. A multitude of legal avenues available to Sirhan's defenders could prevent the death penalty or at least postpone it. His chief defense counsel, Grant B. Cooper, estimated Thursday that an appeal of the conviction and sentence would take at least a year. The trial lasted nearly 16 weeks. Cooper said his motion for a new trial will be based on three grounds: --That Walker committed judicial error in rejecting a defense-prosecution agreement before the trial for a guilty plea to first degree murder, with a life sentence. --That the grand jury which indicted Sirhan did not represent a cross section of the population of Los Angeles County -(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) WASHINGTON (API - Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, chairman of tha powerful House Ways and Means Committee, says passage of a tax reform bill will be almost impossible without some adjustment in the controversial oil depletion allowance. The Arkansas Democrat told newsmen Thursday, as his committee ended two months of learings on restructuring the nation's internal revenue code, :hat the 27V4 per cent oil deple .ion allowance was a symbol of tax reform. The depletion allowance has :en criticized by reform advocates as a large loophole, but at tempts to modify or junk the ex emption have always failed in :he past. This was the first time Mills publicly indicated he thought it was necessary to modify the allowance. Mills said his committee's bill ill go beyond Nixon's propos als in his as well as in other areas, although he said he sup ports Nixon's plan for repealing the 7 per cent investment tax credit and favors eliminating in come tax for poverty-level families. Mills indicated he will go along with extending the income surtax and favors the Nixon plan to cut it from 10 to 5 per cent Jan. 1. WORK TO BEGIN Writing of the tax bill will start Tuesday, Mills said, with floor action expected by August. The first order of- business wil' be drafting- tighter rules for tax-exempt foundations, he said He asked the Treasury offi cials. who will take part in the closed drafting sessions, think about establishing a staff to scrutinize more closely than in the past the operation of foun dations with tax-exempt status Mills' endorsement of repeal ing the investment tax credit came after he extracted a Nixon administration commitment the on again-off again credit will be ended permanently. Mills said some way should be sought to reduce the use of tax- free municipal bonds which have been attacked as major tax shelters for corporations and the wealthy. But he suggested the subject is a problem because it is unlikely interest on bonds already issued could be taxed. Mills proposed developing other ways to aid local govern ments to raise money so that fewer of the tax-free securities will be issued. As for Nixon's proposal for a kind of minimum tax to get some additional revenue from people who use legal tax shelters. Mills said he can see the utility of this as a backstop--but he wants to attack the shelters head-on first. ARKANSAS WEATHER ARKANSAS -- Increasing cloudiness and warmer tonighl with a chance of showers anc a few thunderstorms west por lion mainly late tonight. Satur day considerable cloudiness, w a r m and windy with showers likely and a chance of a few thunderstorms. Low tonight upper 50s to fiOs. High Saturday mid 70s to low 80s. Spring Festival Opening Tuesday Night On Campus Gaebale '69 promises University of Arkansas students and their guests five nights of act- tivities next week and a last ling before settling down to serious study in preparation for spring finals. Many of the housing units are preparing elaborate lawn dis- ilays. and each housing group will have a booth at the carnival which is held on the last day of the celebration Saturday. May 3. Campus entertainment will open the five-day event with a variety of skits and music on Tuesday evening at the Greek Theater. Popular campus bands will perform and the Uarkettcs. a University entertainment group will take part. Highlighting the week will be the selection of a Miss Univers ity of Arkansas Wednesday night at 8 p.m. in the Men's Gymnasium. Nan Castleberry, t h e reigning Miss U.A., w i l l crown the new queen. The annual Red White football game will be Friday after noon at 1 p.m.. and that evening at 8 p.m. the Gaebale dance ill be held at the Fairgrounds with a Little Rock music group, "Merging Traffic." providing the music. The dance will be in the form of a costume party and admission is $1.50 per couple. Saturday afternoon the recording g r o u p "Steppeuwolf.' will give a concert at 2 p.m. The annual Gaebale Carnival will be Saturday at 7:30 at the Fairgrounds. Another L i t t l e Rock musical group. 'The Soul Society." will play lor the dance Return To Daylight Savings Scheduled Sunday Morning By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Except for three states, the nation will go on daylight saving time at 2 a.m. Sunday. Hawaii, Arizona and Michigan will remain by local law on standard time while most Americans turn their clocks ahead one hour. That, at least, is the general picture. But a few states are special cases, and Indiana is probably the most special of all. Indiana is divided by a time zone line, with about half the counties in the eastern time zone and the rest in the central zone. Come Sunday the line dividing the time zones w i l l be shifted to Muskie Urges Parly Session WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Edward S. Muskie called today for a midterm Democratic national issues convention to adopt a party platform next summer and Sen. Eugene J. McCarthy suggested conventions be held every year. "With yearly meet ings." McCarthy said, "party conventions would have less the aspect of carnivals and circuses and would concern themselves more with the serious business of directing the organization in determining the policies of the parly." Muskie. McCarthy and Sen. Edward .M. Kennedy all tcsti fied before the first of IB hearings scheduled across the country hy the party structure re form commission headed hy Sen. George S. McGovern of South Dakola. McCarthy, m a k i n g h i s f i r s t statement on p a r t y a c t i v i t i e s since last year's presidential election, reiterated he will nut ask Iliose who supported his an t i w a r efforts last year In work within the Democratic party 1111 less it adopts important changes. .he west, leaving only ( w o pock els of six counties each, near Ihicago and Louisville. Ky., in the central zone. This means t h a t in a large part of the state residents wil push their clocks ahead one hour to conform with dayligh 1 saving time and another hour i: their time zone has been changed from central to east ern. Then there's Michigan. The federal Uniform Time Ac provides that a state must oh serve daylight saving lime fror 2 a.m. on the last Sunday in April until 2 a.m. on the las Sunday in October, unless it e.i empts itself by slate law. VOTERS CONFUSED Two years ago Michigan ex ceptcd itself. Last year, however, the state went back on day light time when the exemption law was nullified by petitions which forced a referendum. In November, voters rejectee daylight time, in effect reinstat ing the law, and putting the stale back on standard time. Michigan's Lower Peninsula lies in the eastern zone while the Upper Peninsula, a large but sparsely settled region, is in the central zone. Some of the eastern counties in the Upper Peninsula ignore the zone lines and keep their clocks set for eastern time. Judging from a recent vote by county supervisors in the west ern part of the Upper Peninsula persons there, too, prefer east ern time. So what will (hey do on Sun day? "They'll do whatever Ihe: damn please." said nne source Or t a k e K a n s a s . Most of Ihe slate i.s in the c e n t r a l /nne ant (CONTINUED ON PAKE TWOI Week Claims Heavy Toll In Aircraft SAIGON (AP) - North Viet namese commandos moving be- lind a rolling mortar barrage lattered their way into an allied amp near the Laotian border oday, (Thursday U.S. time), vith dynamite bombs and hand irenades. First reports said three Amer- can soldiers and four South ietname.s.e troops were killed. 2 Americans and 4.'t South Viet- iamese were wounded and at cast three armored personnel carriers were destroyed. The li.S. Command said 39 N'orth Vietnamese soldiers also vere killed, rakrd by 90mm ank guns and ,50-caliber machine guns mounted on the personnel carriers. The North Vietnamese attacked about 300 soldiers from he U.S. 5th Mechanized Infancy Division and from a South uclnamcsc armored cavalry roop who were in night bivouac .wo miles, east of the Laotian border. File began p o u r i n g info the camp a b o u t 3:30 a.m . winning the allied soldiers down. W h i l e they were t a k i n g cover. Ihe N'orth Vietnamese commandos slipped through. Once in th» amp. they began hurling hand grenades and dynamite bombs into the defenders' foxholes and f i r i n g bazooka-type rocket grenades that cut through the armored personnel carriers. ESTIMATE INCREASED Spokesmen said the size of th« commando (orce was initially estimated «t 30 men, but it likt- ly was more. Two more American helicopters, were shot down Thursday near the Laotian border in the northern half of South Vietnam, killing two A m e r i c a n s and wounding lour. The weekly summary of aircraft losses reported that 2.562 helicopters had been in the war. an increase of 2.1 since last Friday. The summary also reported n total of 2.671 fixed-wing aircraft an increase of 15 since last Friday. More enemy troops were reported w i t h d r a w i n g lo South Vietnam's borders as the United States stopped up its air attack with the heaviest bombing raids of the war. Military a n a l y s t s said several enemy battalions that had been poised southwest of the ancient imperial capital of Hue were retreating to bases along the Laotian border. Latest intelligence indicated the troop movements were part nf a general w i t h - drawal oi North Vietnamese and Viel Cong units to Laotian and Cambodian sanctuaries, th* analysts sain They a t t r i b u t e d t h e u i t h d r a w al to serious losses suffered during the Communist command'* spring offensive r a t h e r than an effort to dp escalate (he war. NEWS BRIEFS On University Parade Ground Students Backing ROTC Confront Hippies A group of University of Arkansas students calling themselves the Young Americans for Freedom staged a c o u n t e r- demonstration against hippies attempting to disrupt an a r m y ROTC drill at the University o r Arkansas Thursday afternoon. The YAF, organized Tuesday with Steven Beck, engineering senior from Arkadelphia. as temporary cluiirman. circulated » petition asking the University administration lo "prevent f u r - ther harassment »nd interruption of the educational program (in this c a s o ROTC) (lirll by whatever means necessary." The last four words had been crossed off the petition. Approximately 05 students including many ROTC C.idels had signed (he petition at 1:30 p.m. A second petition, circulated by a girl identifying herself ;IF Joyce Gorce, a non-student, pledged to lend "our time and ability to the organization, of v i g i i i I,,;., and effective resistance to the continuation of compulsory ROTC" nl the University. The petition said signers would take "measures" if the UA lxnrd of Trustees did not make ROTC elective by Sept. 1, 19(19. A group of some 350 students f o r m e d n circle Thursday around about 50 hippies who were seated on the gra.«,s listen ing lo « facetious I n l k by John Little, a graduate student. When Miss Goree tried to speak, she was hooted down because she was not a student. Shouts of "get all non-students off the campus" were heard in the crowd. A representative of the YAK spoke briefly, saying t h a t (hey were not necessarily for ROTC but were against disrup ion of classes and hope to appeal to reason, "he hippies didn't respond. After approximately an hour and 15 minutes one group of students exclaimed " t h i s is ridiculous" nnd walked away. The ROTC cadets, who had been drilling, ended t h r i r classes nnd everyone drifted away from the Informal speech- milking. The luppici remained. *' Students Scuffle At Tulane A hippie «nll-w»r demon- Orlf«n« siillm rough h»ndl- irl/.rd hy hi« Inn* h»lr mid slmlnr who nllrmnlfrt In ln» (rom innry Mndrnlv drniKed'inlnV. (AP Wlrrphfl' hl-irk marching ROTC ruriri* Sffondu Imrr Ihr yoiilh w · t to) ·I Tulmir University I* Nrw Birthday Greetings W A S H I N G T O N ( A P ) T h e House has approved .t resolution i-xtcnding best wishes to InrmiT I'li'sidc-iit H a r r y S. T r u m a n on his H.lth b i r l h i l i i v n r x t May 8 The mi-asure sent to the Sen ate Thursday expresses Con gress' appreciation to Truman "for his distinguished service" .is .senator, as vice president and as president. 2 Persons Slain MTTI.K ROCK ( A P i - - Little Rock Police say two persons were killed and .mother wounded T h u r s d a y night during ,\ shooting ni a L i t t l e Rock a p a r t m e n t . Police i d e n t i f i e r ] ihe dead as A n d r e w Fingers, 25, and his i".lran«ed w i l l - , M i v Idi-ll Fin gers, 25. O f f i c e r s said Mrs. India Dean, '.'.'i. a r r l a t i v r of Mrs. Fingers, was wounded. O f f i c e r s said Fingers apparently shot at thr women and (hen shot h i m s e l f . Sponsors Multiply W A S H I N G T O N ' ( A P i - Sen. Cranston. I) C a l i f . , s.ud to rtcy 21 colleagues will cmponsnr his bill opposing the shutdown of Job Corps installations. CnnMon arranged in introduce later today the resolution which would put the Senate on record us opposing Job Corp* Miutdovvns without ronnrension- ·I approval. Chain Smashup C I I A R L K S T O N . V.W.i. (AP) A chain collision of some 40 automobiles on fog bound Interstate (i! in s u b u r b a n I n s t i t u t e killed one man and injured 11 persons today Ronald K. Morrison, .ihniu 45, of nearby N u m . w a s k i l l e d . Liquor Vote Set FORT SMITH. A r k . i . \ P ) _ The Sebasti;in County KIrrlion Commission Thursday set May 27 for a special election in tlw city of Foil Smith on whether to legalize the sale of mixed d r i n k s . City DiriTlors had called for the election Monday n i g h t . If approved, certain hotels, motels and restaurants will bt eligible to serve nuxrd drinks. G a r l a n d ami Pulaski countloi and the c i t y of Kurek.i Springs approved ihe sale of mixed d r i n k s in Apnl 15 elections. Rift Healed KL DORADO. A l l ; I A P ) -The n f t Ik'lvvirn Col. Ralph Scull, director of the ArkanERl State I'ulr.-c. and (iov. Willthrop Rockefeller apparently is over. 'I h a v e no complaints and I hope lit (Rockefeller) doesn't," Scott said. Scott submitted his r«sl(na- lion last month but stayed an after Rockefeller refused to N ccpt It.

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