Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 28, 1973 · Page 1
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INSIM- Editorial 4 For Women 5 Sports 11:12 Comics ..;........;.. 16 Classified 17-18 Entertainment 20 113th YEAR-NUMBER 219 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIILE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1973 LOCAL FOMCAST- Increasing cloudlnacs - a n 4 warmer tonight .with Mattered showers; tows in low 40srThurs- day continued cloudy and warm with.highs in tow 60s; sunset today' 8:10. sunrise Thursday 6:47, . . Weather. map on page 3. . PAGES-TIN CENTS City Board Will Participate In Airport Study Committee "· The Fayetteville Board of Directors voted Tuesday to work with Springdale to investigate whether to seek a regional airport for Northwest Arkansas. (Related Story on page 2) ; The Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce asked the board to appoint three members to a 12- member committee formed by the two towns' chambers and the Springdale City Council. ; the 1 committee would investigate whether a local referendum on the airport proposal in the two cities would be successful. · In the end the board voted to appoint three of its members to the committee, but they were not named Tuesday night. Mrs. Marion Orton first voted against forming the airport committee, saying that the people would not put much faith in the recommendations of a board made up of half Chamber members. Then, she .amended instructions to the committee to add that it. study; the "environmental impact" of the airport and other alternative types of .transportation. - / Mayor Russell Purdy . and Director Loris Stanton opposed the motion to'study the other means of transport and their "environmental impact." Purdy said the cbmmitte would be "bogged down" trying to answer those questions. R. Dale Christie, executive vice-president of the Chamber, said the board's definition of the purposes would not hamper the committee's work. "In effect, no. They put things on there that any committee would have · to consider," he said today. ; Board members with negative attitudes could hamper the group's work, however, he said; J. D. McClelland, a consulting engineer who is active in the Chamber, presented the .com mittee request. · McClelland pointed out that the issue had been defeated twice at the polls. In a special election in Washington and Benton Counties the issue was defeated in October 1969. Washington County approved the proposal overwhelmingly but Benton County defeated it. Washington County alone voted on the proposal in January 1971 and again the proposal was defeated. However, McClelland said, Fayetteville , and Springdale residents voted in favor of the proposal in both elections. "We are pointing this toward a two-city cndeavor," McClelland -said. "We are not choosing to go with Benton County, Rogers or Bentpnville." M c C 1 e 11 a n d said two engineering studies have been completed to select the site, and further studies are not needed. The Chamber of Commerce asked · its members recently what projects were most imp o r t a n t to Fayette ville's development and the regional airport came back as "the No. 1 choice" of the Chamber membership in the "Goals for Fayetteville" program, McClelland said. "On the strength of these observations," McClelland said, "We believe the matter needs to be re-activated." McClelland said Chamber members already had been selected for,the committee. He said Dr. Charles Oxford, Uni- versity of Arkansas vice- president. William C. Morton, a local businessman, and Christie, would be appointed. Springdale has not yet acted on the proposal, he said. Mrs. Orton asked why bother to have a committee to investigate air transport if all the details have been worked out. McClelland said the committee would "sound the pulse of the people." Bill Brandon, Chamber president, said the purpose was "to determine the feasibility of'an election." "Perhaps that's a little blunt but that's what it all boils down to." said Purdy. Mrs. Orton .'said she would oppose any study that failed to take in various types of trans-' portation, the "environmental impact" of each.and "how each type, affects users and nonusers." "It's becoming very apparent that even if we don't use it it still affect us," she said. McClelland said other transportation studies for Northwest Arkansas were going forward but that the Chamber wants'a committee specifically to investigate airports. ' ; Though he saw . superhighways as desirable, this area cannot count upon the state b e i n g enthusiastic about developing ,them here in the near future, McClelland said. "We're in the corner of the state and we're' sort of : a stepchild. We cannot rely upon rails so we are left to rely upon air to meet our transportation needs." he said. The cost of an airport is $5 million opposed to $40-$50 million for super highways, he said; ' ;' Purdy said the board had three items to consider: (1) set up ,a "board-based" transportation, committee, (2) set up an. airport committee, or (3) no committee. .Purdy said, "I sincerely believe if we .appoint a transportation committee we will still be bogged down .next year." ' Lqris Stanton, a. director; who (CONTINUED OK PAGE TWO) PAH1S (AP) --, North Viet- am said today it will resume reeing American prisoners of var as soon as the Joint Mili- ary Commission · in Saigon guarantees the 'security of its A Chi Id's Best Friend In (his case the'best friend The huge hopper almost out- Is a giant rabbit named-- weighs its pal, Merri! Harris you guessed it-flings Bonny. of Louisville, Ky. (AP Wire- photo) Fayetteville Narcotics Arrests Continue .The second of four youths being sought on felony drug charges was arrested by city police Tuesday. Police Sgt. Bill Brooks arrested James David Brewer, 18, of Fayetteville, on a warrant charging illegal delivery of a controlled substance. He is being held in city jail under $15,000 bond. J a m e s Kendall (Jimmy) Carter, 19, of Greenland, was arrested Monday afternoon. Two other youths, Jody Baucom and Steve Bassett, are -still being sought. In other action on the drug front Tuesday, city police arrested Gerald. R.. Jones, 18, of Fort Smith and Robert G. Parker, 18, of Holcombe Hall for illegal possession of a controlled substance (marijuana). Sgt. Bud Dennis and Patrolman George Coffman, during a routine check of a suspected drug hideaway, stopped a vehicle driven by · Jones and found a plastic bag containing a substance tentatively identified as marijuana in the glove compartment. A second bag was found in Parker's pocket. '. Two 19-year-old University of Arkansas students in the rear seat of the Jones car were questioned and released. City, c o u n t y and state authorities have arrested 15 persons on drug related charges since Friday night when a series of raids netted eight persons. The raids climaxed a long, intensive investigation into drug traffic in the area. Police said Jones and Parker were not among those namei in warrants obtained by (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Drug Suspects Plead Innocent At Circuit Court Arraignment A charge of illegal delivery of a controlled, substance (marijuana) was filed Tuesday in W a s h i n g t o n Circuit Court against Hugh Daniels, 20, of 655 Whitham Ave. Daniels and Terry Glen Johnson, 20, of the same address, were charged Monday with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Johnson, who was arrested in a drug raid by Fayetteville Police Friday night, pleaded innocent to the charge Tuesday and is free on $15.000 bond. His trial has been set for June 1, 1973. Daniels also pleaded innocent to the possession charge and to the delivery charge Tuesday He is being held in Washington County jail on $15,000 bond wit! trial set for April 13. Thomas Mazur, 21, of Routi 4, Fayetteville, pleaded innocen to a charge of illegal delivery of-marijuana, and to a charg of possession with intent t deliver, with trial set for Ma; 30,1973. He is being held ii Washington County jail 01 $15,000 bond on the delivery charge and $20,000 on thj possession charge. Jimmy Carter, Jr., 19, o Greenland, pleaded innocent tc a charge of illegal delivery o (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Safeguards For Delegates Sought ROW Release Linked To Security communist members in South Vietnam's cities. A North Vietnamese spokesman, Nguyen Thanh Le told a news conference that the liberation of prisoners will resume "normally" as soon as the four- m e m b e r commission has adopted a North .-Vietnamese"working plan" to safeguard commission personnel. Le repealed Communist protests against attacks on North Vietnamese and Viet Cong members of the commission in Hue arid Da Nang. Secretary of State William P. Rogers had arranged an-urgent meeting with Foreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trinh of North Bill Approved By House LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A bill hat would force city and coun- ,y jails to meet minimum standards or close their doors vas approved Tuesday by the Arkansas House. The major action in the Senate was the approval of a bill to set up a retirement system "or former governors. The jail measure, which previously had been approved by the Senate, cleared the House on a 52-20 vote. It was sent lack to the Senate for concurrence in amendments the House wrote into the bill to meet the objections of county officials. In another action, the House completed Iegislative : wbrk on'a bill-by Sen, Mqrrell. Gathright of Pine Bluff to impose an addi- ;ional 75-cent court cost in all ;he state courts and to earmark the proceeds for improvement of the University of Arkansas Law School. The vote was 70-21. The House also voted 62-4 to approve a bill by Sen. Max Hdwell of Jacksonville raising She salaries of the Supreme Court, chancery and circuit judges. The jail bill, which was reported to have the support of the Arkansas Sheriffs Association, would create an eight- man state board that would prescribe minimum standards for the jails. ; INSPECTIONS SET The board would inspect al! jails each year. Any jail not meeting the standards within a period ranging from six months to two years would be referred to Circuit Court. A circuit judge could allow more time in which to meet the standards, and ultimately could close a facility in which acceptable improvement is not made. Rep. Julian Streett of,'Cam den said the bill was an at tempt to restore the operation of penal institutions "to state control rather than have the federal courts run our in stitutions." But Rep. Larry Patterson ol Hope said he knew of 13 jails that were substandard and tha he feared that counties woul( not be able to afford imorove ments if they were unable to obtain federal funds. The judges' salary bill woul( increase the $26.100 salarv o the state chief justice to $29,500 in the next fiscal year and to $30,000 in the following year (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) SAIGON (AP) -- The United itates suspended its troop with- irawals from Vietnam today in an attempt to prod North Vietnam into releasing another arge group of American, pris- mers of war, U.S. authorities report. Hanoi also vyas given a vir- ual U.S. ultimatum to dismantle an anti-aircraft missile base south of the demilitarized zone. ' Maj. Gen. Gilbert H. Woodward, the senior U.S. represen- atiye' to the four-party 'Joint Military' Commission, told the Communists the United States 'reserves the right with its al- Troop Withdrawal Halted lies to take such actions as it deems appropriate" if the North Vietnamese do not remove the SAM batteries which the Americans and South Vietnamese say have been located at Khe Sanh since the cease- fire. This was assumed to be an implied threat of air attack on the missile sites. No progress Was" reported from the meeting of the senior members of the commission, and a parallel meeting of a subcommission · on captured persons also failed to resolve the POW stalemate. . A Nor In Vietnamese spokesman said the Communists told the commission meeting the POW release was being delayed because the United States and South Vietnam were still not observing all provisions of the cease-fire agreement: -No further meetings were scheduled until Friday. High-ranking authorities said that the U. S. Command, on orders from President Nixon, had suspended its troop pullouts with 11,300 Americans still in Vietnam. Since the cease-fire Jan. 28, an average of two planes a day have been leaving Saigon with 400 Americans, but U.S. otfi- (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Four Lanes On Hwy. K West Proposed In Bill By Ramsey Northwest Arkansas Tuesday »ot in its bid for a major four- ane highway when Rep. Bill Xamsey of Prairie Grove introduced HB 772 calling for a Gray Denies WASHINGTON (AP) -- Acting FBI director L. Patrick Gray III taday denied that he made political speeches for President Nixon during last fall's election campaign. G r a y told the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is considering his nomination to be permanent FBI director, that his many speeches last year were made in .conjunction with department business. "I submit, ;Mr. _ Chairman, that- a fair reading of these speeches will indicate clearly that these were not political or campaign speeches. There was no intent that they be and they were not written to be political or campaign speeches," Gray t o l d committee Chairman James 0. Eastland, D-Miss. Some have charged that Gray's speeches supported Nixon's re-election effort, and as such violated the non-partisan principles of the FBI. Gray told the committee that the first principle controlling his conduct during the past 20 months has been that the bu reau "will remain completely and absolutely non-political." Threaten Second Wounded Knee Massacre Indians Seize South Dakota Town our-lane highway constructiort rom Fayetteville to the Okla- loma line along Hwy. 62. Ramsey said Sen. Morriss ienry of Fayetteville intended o introduce a matching he Senate! but that early 'uesday adjournment of that rody delayed .the action until today. The proposal is similar to on.e ooked favorably upon by the louse which would give priority o spending' $20,000,000 for a ourlane highway between ,iltle Rock and Pine Bluff. Both louses have approved their own lills on the Central Arkansas tretch, and these measures ave each gone to the other ouse, Ramsey said. HB 772 is now before the Joint Budget Committee, Ramsey told he TIMES this morning. He aid it would provide a four-lane or about 27 miles. The Fayette- /ille-Farmlngton strip already s programmed, he said. The measure calls for ipending $14,000,000 of revenue- iharing state funds, the : rest to come from the state surplus. Ramsey said he talked with Ilghway Commissioner J.C. Patterson, who represents this district, and that Patterson told ijm this move might well push highway construction in this section -- that he thinks "it is a move forward." T h e Washington County representative said he is not sure, "this is the way to build nghways in Arkansas," but that f one section of the state is o go in this direction he thinks ;his part is entitled to having ts needs met also. WOUNDED KNEE, S.D. (AP) -- Some 200 members of the American Indian Movement were in control of this small town today and were holding about 10 of its residents hostage, authorities reported. One AIM leader said the Indians had vowed "to die if necessary" unless .their, demands were met. About 90 law enforcement officers sealed off the area on the Hne Ridge Indian Reservation in .southwestern South Dakota after the takeover Tuesday night by the militant Indian (roup. Joseph H. Trimbach, special FBI afent in charge of the Min- neapolis division, said the Indians were holding the hostages in the town's four or five buildings and shots were fired at any approaching car. , The town has a population of about 1,000. Carter Camp, a national AIM c o o r d i n a t o r reached by phone, said "we have made a complete committment to die if necessary" if the government was not willing to take steps to redress . what the Indians regarded as injustices. He said the demands included: --"The Senate committee beaded by Sen, Ted Kennedy launch an immediate investigation of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and the Department of the Interior for their handling of the Ogalala Sioux nation." --"That Sen. William Fulbright . investigate the 371 treaties between the federal government and the Indians to show how the .government has failed to live up to the terms of the treaties. We can prove the United States never keeps its treaty committments." --"That the Ogalala Sioux be allowed to elect their own officials. Those now in office are just puppets. They need traditionalists." Camp said the Indians were holding the priest of a Roman Catholic church among the hostages. "The church-sits on high ground and gives a commanding view of the area. We have the men and the weapons to hold it." Camp said a number of the Indians were armed with "high-powered" rifles. 1 Trimbach said the AIM demands were sent to Washington and added that the FBI was waiting for instructions from the capital. Camp said it "is symbolic that we have seized Wounded Knee'and there li a definite threat that another massacre could occur here. We are not going to give in without a fight." Wounded Knee was the site in 1890 of a bloody battle'between Sioux Indians and federa troops in which some 200 Indian men, women and children were killed. The battle, subject of the recent book "Bury My Heart a Wounded Knee," marked an end to fighting between Indians and white men in the Dakota territories. ' . - : . , Camp said war drums were played throughout the night an they would continue until som« of the grievances of the Oga lala Sioux have been resolved. pipNiiiiiNiNiiuiniiiMiiiiiiiiiiiinMiiniuiiiiNiiniiiin RAIN HEADS INTO AREA THE. ASSOCIATED PRESS Showers are forecast to de- ve^op in western Arkansas tonight and spread across the state Thursday. A low, pressure system was developing over the Southern Rockies early today while a high pressure ridge extended from New England to the Texas Gulf Coast, covering much of the eastern half of the nation. As these pressure systems move eastward, southerly winds bearing warm moist air will develop over the Arkansas area. Cloudiness was variable over Arkansas last night, and most sections reported some fog. The fog was quite dense in some of the western sections. Highs Tuesday ranged from near 60 degrees in the west to near 40 in the northeast. PSC Order The Arkansas Public Service Commission today ordered Western Arkansas Telephone Co. to extend service to Sunset, Brentwood, Sassfrass Pond and Me Daniel within 12 months. The order followed a hearing earlier this month, according tc Rep. Bill Ramsey. Ramsey salt the installation will be withou aid to construction by subscribers. Enters Plea Donald Terry, Route 5, Spring dale, has pleaded innocent to a Charge of larceny by a bailee Trial is set for May 22. Terry is accused of obtainini two $100 checks fronV Loyt McCord, Inc., of Springdale. H is frtc on $2,500 bond. Child Injured Misty Veasey, 15, of 1404 Slmwood Ave., received minor njurics shortly after 5 p.m. Tuesday when she was struck by a car as she crossed the itreet at. the intersection oi Vest Dickson Street and South School Avenue. Police said she was struck by a car driven by David M Robinson, 23, of 324 S. East St. Police quoted the girl as saying she was blinded by the sun and did not see the oncoming car. Vietnam to' demand the re- sumptitm of POW releases. Trinh relayed a request- from the Viet Cone's foreign minister. Mrs,- Nguyen Thi Binh, that the meeting be enlarged to include all four signers of this ceaserfire agreement, and Roi gers agreed. ' :· Mrs. Binh and-Foreign Minis- :er Trim Van Lam of South Vietnam joined Rogers and Trinh at the International Con- erence. Center on Avenue Kle* er. It was.the first meeting of he four to consider alleged vicJ ations. ·; President Nixon had instruct; ed Rogers to seek "clarification" of the halt in POW re? leases. The U. S. secretary also was certain to raise the matter; BULLETIN WASHINGTON (AP) -The While House said today ·it now has "every expect*- ; tton" that' Hanoi will reV · lease iuore (ban 120 add!-' '·', tlon»l. ..prisoners of war '· lomettoe this week. of anti-aircraft missile batteries near Khe Sanh, below the de.- ftlUltarized i tone, which th« United Stales says were brought down by the North Vietnamese after- the.ce»se,-fire went into effect Jan. .28. U.S. delegation spokesman Robert MdCloskey said Tuesday the. North, Vietnamese had infiltrated '.'several i thousand" troops and .some heavy military, equipment into South Vietna'rtt since the ceasefire. ' ·; A North Vietnamese spoke's- an^ Nguyen Thanh Le, denied McCloskey's charges and I«T boled them "slanderous allegations put forward ... to camouflage and - justify the very serious violations committed by the United States arid the Saigon administration." :·.:·· Meanwhile, backstage work continued, on'the declaration-to be issued by. the 'conference. .' ACTIVITIES HALTED '''·;'. President Nixon ordered Rogers to suspend all his-activiv ties -at the conference until he met with Trinh, but conference sources stressed the order did not freeze their aides' efforts to. agree on a formal declaration' concerning peacekeeping machinery. The goal is to have it signed by the weekend. Even before -the White House announced Nixon's orders, the conference had recessed- until Thursday while a drafting committee hammered out details of the declaration. · Deputy Assistant Secretary p{State William Sullivan met for 2Vi hours Tuesday night with) North Vietnam's deputy foreign ministeri Nguyen Co Thach, «t the International- Conference Center on Avenue Kleber. Conference sources- said th» meeting was concerned- mainly with eliminating remaining differences over the peacekeeping declaration; -Sullivan would not. comment on his discussion with Thach other than to say it was' concerned with "making progress at the conference". House Approves Funding For Cities And Counties LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas House approved and sent to the Senate Tuesday an appropriation of $33.25 million for cities and counties over the next two years, apparently signaling agreement on an issue that has preoccupied the legislature for weeks. The vote was 90-1. The' new amounts were presented after representatives and senators huddled in the legislative halls in an attempt to reach accord on. how much state aid would be granted to cities and counties. Senate approval is expected: Sen. Max Howell of Jacksonville said a "decisive factor" in the Senate supported the measure. The bill would provide $19.25:; million in the next fiscal year;and t20^million in-the "following-; year. The amounts were con.;- tained in »n amendment th»^ House wrote into a Senate-*passed . proposal that wouldK have appropriated $20 million/ in each of the years. . ·' Rep. Bobby Glover of Carlisl»? said Gov. Dale Bumpers had been contacted in Washington"* about (he new proposal, but-* that Bumpers refused comment*; on it. Bumpers had favored « proposal calling for fid of $19; million *nd $20 million after .hU veto of a bill that would h*r»; allocated seven per cent of «Ut* · general revenues for elite* *hd I counties, or up to $28 million in · each year.-

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