Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 15, 1972 · Page 1
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 15, 1972
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Editorial . . , , , , , . , . , , , , For women Classified EnioilAlnlncnL 5 11-I1M3 H }J3th,'YEAR-NUMBER 53 Th« Piibllc lnt«r*tt I* Th« Flrrt Concern Of This Newspaper fAYETTIVILU, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1972 «00ftl FOMCAST- · ' ' · , , · ' ' Partly cloudy and hot th Wednesday; barometer slcwd)'; winds southerly ; precipitation; sunset today .sunrise Wednesday ):37. 1 High i Expected today 95 Monday M Weather map on pagb 3, PAGES-TIN W. trace 8;ll, ' 67 Sfafe Highway Commission Blamed City Loses Federal Street Funds "?l V ' Fayelteville has been' passed over by the Arkansas Highway Department In the allocation o( federal funds yndcr the Traffic Operation Program for 'Improved Capacity and Safety (TOPICS). , Well over a half-million dollars worth of street projects had been approved by the Highway Department for 'Fayette- vllle but In the end the money went elsewhere' and City Man ager Donald Grimes is angry about«. PromiseS'Of high priorities on several Fayettevme projects proved nothing more than state- level hocus pocus, he indicated "We were ' as'iUrcd and assured that our projects would be funded in July," Grimes told the TIMES Grimes said he had been working with Frank' Bozol, TOPICS coordinator for th'e staW, '.'Highway Department, Who, Grimes s a i d , told him several of the Fayetteville projects had been given t o p priority for funding this year, i Instead, well over $1 million In projects was approved for one city alone. "Pine Bluff got a big chunk of It (TOPICS fund) and [Fayelteville didn't get one dime -- not one dime," Grimes said, -.The Highway Department had approved, projects in Fayetteville totalling $663,000 The federal government would pay $331,000, the city $235,000 and the slate $95,000 Grimes did ' not place the ·blame With Bozel but rather the Arkansas Hlghway'Commisslon, "I really think Frank was sincere," h,e said. ' ""I ' The' city manager sald^he strongly suspected the 'fuhSs were being, used,,for ' a . few projects lha.t n0rRlf|ll/«'tulDd'be sponsored by the Highway Com mission alone. "I think the slate has twisted this around to supplement their own projects," he said! Eliminated this year from the drawing board , because of the now obvious lack of funds are two major projects. One would involve new traffic signals along College Avenue at four major intersections - T h e " o t h e r ,In volved rebuilding the west end of North Streel, including straightening out a jog. "I doubt if we could have gotten all the funds this year u t even $100,000 would nave gone long way," Grimes said, ,What'aggravates Grimes the most is that after numerous promises from the Highway Department, the|City in turn made promises to other,people that the improvements would be made, Many went out of their way . to make easemenls necessary for the improvements available,* 'I suspected in early June that we were going to ^ ( be shorted," Grimes said, "so 1 called Bpzel. and told him about our cbncerriJ-He assured me this wasn't so. "·We had waited and wailec far the funds to be approved and I told Frank I thought we were being delayed while someone-was-skimming off the op," Ihe city manager said.' t'i am afraid this Is ,what"hW lappened." i ' " i "-t t Grimes said he doesn't plan .6 take the shortchanging lying down. "I think'I am going-lp ask the Board of Directors an'd ouri logtslatirs to meet and ge.t our heads together and' f 1 r\ d out what is going oft." '·, Actually, Grimes knows what is going on but he said he dldnjv want to articulate^that' I'itijj politics" !He has recalledia number of .times in Interviews about the political nature of tljs Oklahoma Highway Department as he encountered it while "a city manager in Oklahoma ft In the meantime, Grimes said h e i found the situation frustrating '/There are going to be some disappointed folks," h'i said. Bridge On Wheels -The ·, ancient Plnetown, - Pa., Workmen partially dismantled expected lo lake three days; covered bridge,-washed miles the bridge before lifting It using both 'major highways downstream intact by the from the- river onto t h e and back roads. (AP Wire- oune floods, heads back up- truck. The voyage home is photo) stream, this time on wheels. ^ ( Water, Duplexes To Highlight Board Meeting ^ D u p l e x e s may become homeless tonight if the city Board of Directors adopts an ordinance recommended by the Planning Commission , which would make them a conditional use in low density residential areas Pressure to change the current ordinance allowing construction of., such., rental property withm single family dwelling areas has been mounting almost since the ordinance was adopted m June, 1970, P e t i t i o n s protesting the current 'ordinance and many heated letters voicing the same opinion streamed Mito City Hall prior to the commission hearing, which was attended by an overflow crowd, largely against the ordinance The proposed amended ordinance would not totally eliminate duplexes residential areas but is a c o m p r o m i s e between what planners think best and local -^sentiment Under the proposal, duplexes could still be con .atiucted in residential areas if they are approved by, the commission after a public - .hearing. . . Water 'also might be a n ' e x ' plosive topic tonight at the · board meeting, although it is -not a listed, item. Rural "residents reportedly will be present to demand that Payette- ville sell the White River Water iDistrict'water. ' " ' _ ALTERNATIVES'EYED " Currently, Fayetteville exploring several alternatives 'as well as working closely with ."water district "representatives frying to work out formulas for ^distribution of water from Beaver Lake. ' City officials fear many of In '.'residents are getting wrong 'information about the possibility ·of ; getting - water. : For an example,' some rural residents ·Ihinli they can use Beaver Lake ;\vater ' for irrigation which 'under ' the ; agreement that resulted in Beaver Lake, i Impossible, It can be used only ·for residential consumption. .'. Other board action scheduled ·for tonight includes: « -- Consideration of .an/ or Uinance to rezone land ;east o '^Government Avenue, north o SEIevcnth Street and i west o -School Avenue from heavy [commercial and light industria ·to general industrial (the Sal' property). . i! till! minimum iil : DAMP HEAT HANGING ON i ^ THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The National Weather Serice says that hot and humid /Bather with a few showers and mndershowers will continue in rkansas through Wednesday. The widely scattered after oon and evening thundershow- rs are expected to be more umerous In the south portion, le'service said, The forecast predicted lows onight in the mid 60s U the mid fOs with highs Wednesday n the low and.mid:90s, Popcorn Poll Bowing Out \- NASHVILLE, Tcnn. (AP) -Rising costs have forced in Presidential Popcorn Poll 01 of existence, 1 sdcsplte 4ts 2 years of accuracy. 'The poll, begun in 1948 as promotional gimmick for in Blevlns Popcorn Co., was on of Ihc few polls in the counlr which correctly predicted Hai ry Trumnn'S victory In t h n year's presidential election. Officials of tho company sal that tho cost of obtaining an c: tensive sampling of the vot has out weighed tho hcnciils c jicctcd by theater? and icln : 0 Jlm 'nicvins ortglnaled U .poll when ho decorated hftlf h '. popcorn boxes with donkey .and the othor half with .ol p'hnnta, Customers bought the .oopcorn nccording to tholr p. Wfoal nffiltntlons, nnd Dlcv.hi 'tallied tho'mulls of fols sides r predict tho campaign winner. Consideration of an or nance to rezone land west of wy 71 south and south of unrvse Mountain Hoad from 0 ncuUural, heavy commercial nd light industrial to thorough re commercial. Adoption of an amendment the Southern Standard uilding Code to permit ad- Mitchell Blasts Clark's Report On Bpmbings ditional temporary uses within the file 'limits.' -- i A resolution'authorizing the mayor and ; city clerk to execute a supplemental mutual aid fire protection agreement with the city of Springdale. · -- A r e s o,l u 11 an reporting findings of fact on paving Stone [CONTINUED.. ON PAGE TWO) Balance Of Payments Up WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's · balance-of-paymehts leficit improved dramatically n the April June quarter,' the Commerce Department said:to : ay The department said by one measurement, the serve transactions Highs Monday ow and mid 90 mith's 96-degree he state's high. were' in the 5 with Fort temperature Festival Set AtTontilown TONTltOWN -- The 74th n n u a 1 Tontitown Grape 'estival will open here Thur- day. Guest speaker will be Sen. Tohr. McClellan. Queen Con- :ordia of 1972-will be crowned by Lt. Gov. Bob Riley. Activities will get under way a t ' 8 a.m. Thursday with Mass at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Mass will be .celebrated at E a.m. each morning of the three day festival. '· Also on tap daily is the raditional Italian spaghetti 1 anc chicken dinners set for 4:30 p.m. Grape judging will be held n 1:30 p m. Thursday with a dance set for 9 p.m. Queen Concordia will be crowned at 9 p.m. Friday ollowed by Sen. McClcllan's talk. Saturday's events In addition to Mass and spaghetti dinnen will include a 9 p.m. dance am an 11 p.m. drasving. A carnival will be on thi rounds throughout the festival official basis, the WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former U S Ally. Gen John Mitchell delivered another blast at Ramsey Clark today, calling him "a naive American" who s "unwittingly duped into p l a y i n g Hanoi's wretched game." Clark, who was attorney gen eral in the administration of President Johnson, returned from a two week visit to North Vietnam with a plea to end the U;S.- bombing. ' We are'bombing the hell out of that little country a'nd it has got to stop " Clark said at a news conference in San^Fran Cisco Monday "There; is no possible moral justification for it." ' He' also said he thought the North.Vietnamese had become "disgusted" at continued em phasis by'Americans on when U S prisoners would be ,re leased: i ·Mitchell.-.tin niibt? leased by the Committee the Re election dent, said ' Mr deficit improved by $2.5 ;billion over Ihe first three'months of he year. The red ink was $831 million. The department said the deficit. was concentrated in late June, when: the -floating of the widespread speculation against he dollar in foreign currency exchange markets occurred. By a second Key measurement, the net. liquidity balance, ,he deficit was an estimated [2.3 billion, an improvement of 800 million from the first-quar- ,er red ink of $3.1 billion. Although the · department's way of figuring the two. balances is more .complex, basically ihe net liquidity balance measures most' 1 transactions'^ with'(or. eigners, while the official ; ze serve transactions balance is a broader measure and. includes transactions wilh foreign central banks and governments' as well. ..'·'· The department said the speculative pressures against the dollar continued in July;before abating, thus guaranteeing that the speculation will show re for of the Presi Clark's behavior while within the frontiers of a country waging war against an ally and the armed forces of the · United States was in excusable." MCGOVERN STANDS PAT He called on Sen. George McGovern, :the Democratic can didate for president, ' to face up to this issue" McGovern who has : described Clark . ; as being of Cabinet caliber, said Sunday that Clark is not the is sue--the bombing is. Mitchell was attorney genera under President Nrxon and recently resigned as the Presi dent's campaign manager Clark said he saw hospitals schools and churches that, had been bombed, as well as ; sev eral dike installations that had been damaged, but did not wit ness any actual'bombings. "I believe in the basic good ness of the American people, 1 he said "If they know the truth, they'll do justice." iMitchell, who criticised Clark for the second time in recen days, said, ."Occasionally, a. na Ive American has been im wittingly duped into playinj Hanoi's wretched game, into serving as an. American mega for Communist propa Such a naive America up in the next ments report. balance-of-pay- Since President Nixon devalued the dollar last December, there has been less speculative pressure in foreign exchange markets .than before. Last year, the nation'recorded its largest balance-of-paymenls deficit in history. $29.7 billion. phone ganda. Is Mr. Ramsey Clark C l a r k also said Monday, b was confident American prison ers will be released when ther Is a settlement of the war. He said he pressed Forcig Minister Nguyen Duy Trinh o: the question of when the prison ers would be released. "But m impression," he added, "wa they are disgusted by the ques on, as if to say, 'You fool, /hat else do you think we're omg to do Of course we'd re ease them '" i , , Clark said he visited with 10 mencan prisoners. He said he elieved they, were "not brain- ·ashed" and) were m good ealth 'They looked'like good nd strong men," he said Wrong Town Fire Call Someone^ mistakenly dialed ic Fayetteville Fire Depart ment to report a ftre at "594 herman,'Swhich was a Spring ale address Someone else apparently notified the Spring- lale Fire , Department, which ought the blaze at 2-44 p m. Monday Meanwhile, r Fayetteville; fire men were crusing Fayetteyille's Sherman Avenue loooking for smoke. The fire in Springdale Monday caused ' an estimated ' $1,000 damage to a home at 506 Sherman St, occupied by Joy Massingale, firemen said Fayelteville firemen. said an excited,voice reported a fire at "504 Sherman" and hung up about 2 40 p m Monday. Firemen assumed the location of i the fire was ,in the 500 block of Sherman Avenue at Fayet teville They responded to the alarm, but-found no fira: and no house .with that address. They assumed ·!! was a false alarm until news of the Springdale fire reached them. It is not -uncommon f o r v t h e departments to receive each others' calls, spokesmen for both departments said today. The numbers for the depart mcnts are listed near each other in the front of the telephone directory. .Firemen said the caller apparently diiled the first fire 'department number he saw. Fayetteville is listed first. AMBULANCE ERROR Calls for ambulances oc- cassionally turn up at the wrong town, too, firemen said. One fireman said a Fayetteville ambulance searched In vnin for a heart attack victim on Maple Street a tew ago.. The (CONTINUED ON PAGZ TW.O) / 1 -- AP' Wlrephoto PROMISES MASS ARRESTS' l ^ ' I i! ' i . I - . , . . Attorney General Richard Ktemdienst telJs newsmen he plan* mass arrests at Miami Beach if demonstrators 'disrupt GOP convention ' NEWS BRIEfS Driver Injured SPRINGDALE -- A 60 year old Springdale man was injured Monday morning in a ,two car accident on Emma Avenue .east of Blair Street. Franklin Elisha Costner of 1802 Taylor S t , was treated at Springdale Memorial Hospital and released. He when the car he was injured was driving was attemping parked vehicle struck the open -door, of a car parked on the south side of Emma Avenue. Clarence -Lutz,-.'82, of-Route 5, Springdale, to .enter the when 1 the accident occurred. Reimbursement .LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Department of Health,. Education 'and Welfare has given the state Correction .Department a $448,000 check as reimburse rricnt for services the state agency has rendered in the last fiscal year. Jawbone Session WASHINGTON .(AP) ' At President Mixbri's request; rep resentatives of the Big Four auto manufacturers have ,been called to the White House to discuss their 1973 prices with Donald ···Rumsfeld,, '.director^ of the Cost of Living Council, While spokesmen for the White House and the Cost of Living Council Would not say that ' jawboning" was under way to keep the proposed auto price increases 'down, they did say that the discussion involved the impact of auto prices on the economy. Quake Hits Alaska -PALMER, Alaska '(AP) - A moderate earthquake centered about 30 miles' west of Sitka, Alaska', was registered at the observatory here early today, a spokesman said. There were no immediate re ports of damage ·' from the quake. Nixon Exerts Control Ovefc Convention MIAMI BEACH, Fla' (AP),'ti Preliminaries for'next'week's Republican National Conventioli are rolling along 1 on schedule 'as top 'Nixon administration '·''offi- cials proclaim administration achievements to the full Platform Committee and potentijil dissenters appear -before su.b/- committee sessions W*i, ff Three'members of President . Nixon's Cabinet and his Council of Ecpnqmic*Advisers J went s ft«- 1 fore today's session of the Plai- , form Committee. In the afternoon, alleadmg 4 GOP critic' at , the Vietnam war, Rep Paul N, "Pete" JVTcCloskey of California,- was scheduled for 15 rniij- Utes / before, one ofj seven subcommittees, i , , "i f, As the conventioiymeared^the 1°£»V City ..Council,-took instep " cpnsidered important m'head- mg off trouble 1 by voting 4 to 3 to .permit protesters to jcatnp out in palm fringed /Flamingo Park six blocks from the site of the GOP gathering , IT »Formal,selection of President Nixon and Vice President Sptfb T A g n e w , i a s , t h e Republican- ticket still ,was a week! away, b u t Democratic ^nominees George McGovern, and Sargent Shnver already were out'Cam- paignmg. , , | , '^j£ McGovein began his firstsyis-. it to the politically crucial mid- western states of Ohio and,Illinois Shnver, who , charged Monday in West Virginia that he Nixon administration'h'ad gnored the nation's workers, ·owed in' California to maka hat state "'the scene of,Richard Nixon's greatest'defeat." LITTLE ,DISSE,NT }. This week's GOP'sessions on ilatform and rules, like n??t veek's convention, 'gave / IJtlla ndication of dissent ainong RIB- publicans from Neon's p^liciesl Disagreement exists in ,the Debate Over Rising Food Heating Up WASHINGTON (AP) - The nnllon's grocery -bill Is higher lhan ever this presidcntlal-clcc- lion year and the dabate over who gets what share of the pie--and Ihe blnme--from rising food prices Is healing up. Candidates ore farmers, middlemen nnd retailers, nil of whom say they are cnught in nn economic crunch. Some typical breakdowns of food prices: A pnunri of choice beef cost nn average of $1.14 Iho lust lime government shoppers checked the nation's food stores.- Rnrichers took 78 cents of thnt nntl the men who slaughter, ship, wrnp. nntl soil tho meat the other 35 cents. On lettuce the rplil was 22 cents a head for'retailors nnd processors, 10 cents for farmers. Ot the 25 cents for a loaf of bread, 4 cenls went to farmers. Altogether, mnrkelers get art average 60 cents of every food dollar. Tho place lo sludy the question of rising food prices, says Sccrelnry of Agriculture Enrl L, But/, "is in Ihc processing nnd distribution system between Ihe farmer's gale and the consumer's table." What about farmers? There nre moic dollars to go around now than nvcr, before, nnd fnrmers nrc Retting two cents more of the food dollar thnn they did n year ago. Rclnllers say they're nol profiling from Ihc rising food prices. Of crlticbm to this ef- fect, economist S. Kent Chris- tehsen of. Tho National Association of Food Chains said, "We think we're getting the brunt of this and we don't deserve It." The reason: Retailer-profit margin,.expressed a a percentage of. sales; has dwindled to · w h a t . ph rl si c nsen now - osti- males at ho'more than seven- lenlhs of 1 per cent. Agriculture Ddpnrlmcnl figures confirm Ihe sleep decline from a margin of 1.3 per cent In 1964, Still. Safewiiy Stores, which now claims to be the nation's largest food seller, recently reported record profits.' The Price Commjsslon has ordered, four regional'food chainv to reduce prices to make up for what the commission considered excess protlta, ' · · · · ·. ;,- Where supermarkets ar$ concerned, tho political and economic crunch on food prices came ns they were already locked in', what Christcriscn called "one of Ihe most intense competitive struggles that we've seen In years and years a n d years," ; . . . . ' . T h e struggle was precipitated by the appdarahce across the nation of regional food chains undercutting the national giants. Farmers, meanwhile, have been caught up In the same spl- ralirtg living r.osls that affect uvoryonc else. ' .' Farmers spend 5 per cent more to live now than they did a year ago. The money Ihoy- received increased 13 per cent in the same lime. .But. the latest Jump came after a 20;year.peri- od In. which the price's farmers received increased 6 per cent. The biggest cost Increase In Ihe farm-lo-market journey has not been on. cither, end, but in the middle. Labor costs : Involved after food leaves the farm'jumpcd 42 per cent.over the last decade, until they ale up 29 cents of ey- ery-dollar spent·· on: food, according t° Department of Agriculture figures; Fueling the price rises have been shoppers wllh more money to s,pcnd; Agriculture De^ partnrient figures, show .Americans spend 16 cents of .'every dollar they earn for foodi In' I960 they spent 20 cents. V sign of plenty of money to spend Is shopper response to price trends, As fooc prices have steadily risen; 'so has individual food con sumption, at least until this year, when it is expected to show n slight drop. Demand for beef, for ex ample, remained strong even In the (ace of soaring prices, the reason for food economists the debate price increases, hold ' out '· hope for over blame quieting down somewhat.: s The 4V4 per, cent food price. were expected to rise this year compared' to VA last year, ha alriady,,^ecn ,; reached. ,·, No\ government ··; economists cxpcc the situation to' level out for Ih rest of this 'year. 1 Initial figure support -their expectations tules Committees of' both the convention and the GOPiNa- lonal Committee, but it deals vith proposals to, follow the democrats' lead and require increased representation of women, young people and minority groups at the 1976 Republican. National Convention , As for Ihe platform, the GQP managers have confined yirr ually all testimony at morning sessions of (he full commUlco o administration officials and heads of pro Nixon , organ- zalions Alrpost everyone els* 5ppears~nerdre afternoon' meft- ngs of seven widely scattered, subcommittees. * Secretary of State William'P. Rogers, i Monday's top witness at Ihe full Platform Committee session, declared thaf "pever )efore has the prestige of the Jnited States been greater" md said the President's pot- cles may p"ave the way for 'a 'ull generation of world peace? He took ahother slap'at criticism by.McGovern 1 and Shrivir )f administration 'Vlelrfam policies, declaring that the Democratic contenders have an "Alice In: Wo rider! and' 1 - view of the war. · ifer Platform Comnilttee did get to hear: from one disscnler. conservative Rep. -John Aorr- tirook.' ;.of; Ohio i who,' like McCIoskcy, sought to'chnllengj Iho .President's renomlnatlon in the GOP primaries. Ashbrbok ; charged that 19$$ Republican i promises to- maintain a balanced, federal budwt and keep mainland China out Of the United Nations "hav« turned to : ashes," ' Vietnam Visit WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prwf. (dent Nixon Is sending hit u» national security advlicr, Hen* ry A.;K|js|n«r, to Sovth Vl«*j nam Wed;n«S»y foe "4 ««n*rli review of all atpects P( tni Vlcinam problem, Irfclud n« m goi!atloti»^pari»,".jL f * 1?

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