Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 16, 1972 · Page 1
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INBIDI- Edllorlnl ,,,, , ·,,,, 4 For Womtm ; S SpurU , , , . , . . , . . 10-17 E;iloi'talnmehl 22 , Comics. .,;,,,.);.... 24 Classified ,.., 25-26-27 113th YEAR-NUMBER 54 IOCAI FORfCAST- 1 The Public interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper .FAYETTEVIUI, ARKANSAS,'WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 1972 Hol nnd humid through Thur*v ;duy; linrometw 30.20, t\i*iyf winds-south, southeasterly; sun* 'set todiiy 8:03, sinirlso' ThurM 1 day 0:38. . · L · · · · * ··'' ' · ··· ' , . · · · ' · ,HlghvI.o*' Tuesday ....',. ,...,,.. 98 69J : Expected today, ,,..,.05 68i' Weather map on ,pago 14, · -3' PAGES-TEN CENTS Over Problems Officials Talk -» * * f '·* Agreement Blaze Damages Residence Fayetlevllie Fire Capt. Paul Logue (left) and Lt. Roy Allen Skclton. drag blazing debris 'from hqme of Bob Ennis, west of Greenland, 1 Tuesday. Two companies fought the blaze, which gutted a tiediooiu and caused smoke and heat damage in other rooms. The loss was set at $2,000. (TIMESnhofo by Ken Good) McGoyern Pledges Fast End To All WagfrPrice Controls SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) -Sen, George McGovern, claim ing greater, confidence than ever that he can .beat.Presiden Nixon,, has ,;pledged , 1 6 ' ' e m wage-price 'controls.; within 9i days after taking .office, ,. .With: little advance fanfare the : Democratic nominee ' de clared^he would order a return to a ' free markefupon ending the Vietnam war and reducing military spending. : . . I n comments to a group" of II linois.i labor .leaders Tuesday night,',;McGovern said: "When the war, is ended; arid .waste is stopped, we cqri.end wage/am price .controls',' and I thinlc tha can be done within 90 days o the,Inauguration. :And I'm do m milled to that goal." . McGoyern's economic pledge capped l a 'day.-of' campaigning Tuesday in Ohio and Illinois in which ;he asserted that Nixon himself, was at least indirectly involved in an attempt to spy . on Democratic National -Com mittee 'headquarters in Wash inglon. .··;.. " ···'· . · ' · . ; ··· McGdverh. planned to courl · the farm .vote today/after reap ing a new round of labor endorsements. Tuesday. · BACKED BY UNION As he addressed a i cheering group ;of United 'Auto' Workers pear General Motors' Lords- lown, Ohio, plant the 1.4-mil : lion-member ; union announced jt had voted-overwhelmingly to endorse the South Dakotan. . At the same time, the Inler- ; national Ladies Garment Work- · ers, with 450,000 members, tendered its/support by way of a unanimous executive-board de ; cision/ " On the minus side, the 380,- · 000-member Indiana AFL-CIO declared it would follow the lead of n a t i o n a l federation President George. Meany and remain neutral. ' . :nd McGovern's much-awaited meeting with Chicago Mayor ·Richard J. Daley, whom McGovern forces helped oust ;from the .Democratic National "Convention last month, was called off for another week. ·The senator said Daley had 'called him at Lordstown to.ask a .postponement for "urgent personal reasons." McGpvern's revised schedule called i for a visit to « small family farm near Springfield today, then an address to perhaps more lhan 15,000 persons at the Illinois State Fair, followed { by a conference with .state party and Farmers Union leaders. McGovern said aflcr his earlier appearances in Ohio, including a traffic-stopping hand- .shaking tour of Youngstown, that he was "considerably more confident: that I can win this election than I was that would '.win. 1 .the .nomination in the fust place " The candidate alsoj unveilei his strongest line to date on thi June'lTMricident in.which five men, some with financial ani professional: tie's [to/Nixon's re election committee,;: were ar rested inside Democratic" head quarters in Washington. At one point, .iMcGovern re ferred to- the 'quintet as "Mr Nixon's crew," Asked if tha means-he thinks the Presiden is personally involved in the ap parent bugging attempt, he ie plied, "I lay it at least in directly Uj him." Blast Rocks Bristow Bank BRISTOW, Okla CAP) -- A mysterious-blast, perhaps from in explosive thrown atop the JUilding, knocked a hole in the roof of, the American-National Bank"-; Tuesday night. , No one was hurt and no money-.was-.taken from-the bank in his city ."about 40 miles south- ivest of Tulsa. Federal, stale and local officers moved to the scene and hrew up roadblocks in the area. , - " , Two suspects were ques- ioned. TKey were not identified and no charges had been filed. There was fear the blast might have been a diversion ef- ort to lie up officers while bur- Jars raided another bank. However, nothing had occurred evcral-hours ; later. Creek County Sheriff Brice ;pleman refused to say what cind of explosion was involved. however, he said.there was an idor .of powder and - that the 'edcral Bureau of Investigation and Oklahoma Crime Bureau's tomb squad had been called in. BUILDING INTACT "Everything is still intact in- ide," he said. "The windows and doors were still. locked yhen we got here. The bank of- icers have searched and re- orl that they have found noth- ng missing. Tracy Kelly, president of the )ank, described damage lo the oof of (he hank as extensive. Asked if the bank would be pen Wednesday, he replied. Yes--we'll' ho open a little more lhan usual." Kelly said he did not know CONTINUE!} ON PAGE TWO) Rumors Soak Wafer Issue, Grimes Says .By RAY WHITE TIMES Staff Writer It is misleading to say that the out of city water rate is 120 per cent of the Fayettcville city rate. City Manager D o n a l d Giimes said today. Out of city rales are 20 pe cent higher than rates Insid the city, Grimes said Th statements amount to the sam thing,' he said; but one make it sound like out of city rate are outrageous. Some rural Washington Coun ty residents who have -b'ande together in a water associatio have publicity expressed fear that (1) Fa'yelteyille' woul refuse to sell the 'associatio water or, (2) it it did, woul overcharge them drastically. Neither belief, Grimes said, i justified. The cost of residential \iate is 80 cents per thousand gallon in the city and $1 outside th city.' The rates decrease wit volume At 5 million gallon- the tales are 55 cents outsid the city and 44 cents inside. The rates were computed b Black and Vealch Engineers o Kansas City. Grimes said, "one of the most highly respecte engineering: outfits in th country." "The 20 per cent differentia is less than what it is genera t h r o u g h o u t the country,' Grimes said, "and I'd be happy to have somebody check me ou on that." SUBSIDY SOUGHT But what the While Jlvver Water District is asking woulc a m o u n t to city subsidy o r u r a l water through an 4 unrealistic rate structure, Grimes said ' The city Board of Director is sincere in wanting. to se rural areas that want and nee water get it.'Grimes said. Bu it cannot agree to sell wate at a rate below the costs computed toy Black and Veatch To allow other systems to be established in areas arounc Fdyetteville that may become uibamzcd in the next 3040 years would be to ignore problems such systems wouk create, he said. "We want to have room to ?row and this is going to make it difficult -to grow," Grime said. Grimes said the city is fearful .hat areas very near Fayette ville would be developed a: subdivisions complete with ndividual septic tanks for each louse. This would make installation of water'and sewage facilities difficult, he said, if the oity ever sought to annex the areas. G r i m e s also said that 'beautiful Beaver Lake is what nakes all this possible" and hat the city \vonld · have to tnow what would happen to vasle water. With the installation of the system, water use would increase in the newly, served areas, he said. With no safe CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Child Injured SPRINGDALE -- Rodney .-eon Evans, seven-months, was lightly injured at 5:14 p.m. 'uesday when the car in which e was a passenger struck the ear of a car stopped on Hwy. 1 south at the Robinson Lane nlerseclion. Mrs. Linda Marlene Evans, 2. of the Midway Trailer Park, river of the car (old police she aw a vehicle driven by Terry ee Franklin, 25, of Johnson, .oppcd at Robinson Lane but vas unable to stop in time to void the collision. She was cited for following oo closely. New* Bridge Nears Completion Hwy. 16 west '" last of Lake unce un me new ivcnmgion me new concicle backed bridge [eft of the new 1314 ' bridge over the and slcei structure Mill re- span. The old bridge, long a (TIMESnholo by Ken Good) Board Rejects Rezoning Bid A request for rezonmg of its livestock sale bain by Washing ton County Sales Co -was rejected Tuesday night by the Fayetteville. Board of.Directors. :The company wanted the area rezoned m order to make im provements to : the' -sale barn which has come under attacl as obsolete; a nuisance, and. a Peace Rumors Fly As Tho r Kissinger, Fly To Vietnam WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two cey figutes in peace negotia ions headed separately for South 'and North",Vietnam. : today amid widespread speculation-jut no official confirmation-about a new move to end the var. With presidential adviser lenry A. Kissinger arriving in Saigon and North Vietnam's Le )uc Tho leaving . Paris for lanor, guesses varied widely as o the purpose of their trips. Some diplomats here and In 'aris surmised that Kissinger, lerhaps with a negotialing lure rom Tho. wants lo persuade "outh Vietnam's President Ngu- fen Van Thieu lo agree to 'a omprbmise formula towards meeting the enemy's demands hat Thieu step down. Meanwhile, others suggested hat Kissinger and Tho would eport a deadlock in their se- ret Paris sessions, with Kissinger intending to reassure an neasy' Thieu lhat President Jraon will not let him down. HANOI SILENT A Hanoi spokesman in Paris ave no further detail Tuesday n saying Tho, a Politburo nember, would depart for the forth Vietnamese capital tp- ay. At Ihe White House, Press ecretary Ronald L, Xiegler made this separate bare-bones nnouncement: Kissinger, who met Tho in aris Monday, will confer with hicu ant! others in Saigon unlil lie Friday. He will report ack lo Nixon before Ihe Re- uhlican National Convention yens in Miami Beach next londay. Ziegler said Kissinger's iwo days ip Saigon will^mclude 'a genet al review of all aspects of the Vietnam problem,.including theinegotiatiohs in Paris." He cautioned again'st speculating about a breakthrough: in the'Paris talks. He said the trip had been under consideration for several: weeks.-, . i Meanwhile, sources'in Saigon djsclpsed' today, that Nixon has ordered another round of U.S. troop withdrawals' beginnif)'? after Sept. 1, when the level is expected lo be : down-to 39,000 men. This does not include an : other 100,000 Americans fighting the war from air bases in Guam and Thailand and from ships off'the Vietnamese coast. There seems little doubt.that Nixon would like to have a Vietnam peace deal before the November election, but the White House is keeping the specific aim of Kissinger's journey a tight secret. ^Public statements by Thieu since the new round of Kissinger-Tho sessions began a month ago have been interpreted here as showing concern by the Saigon leader that Nixon may ease the terms he set forth May 8. Nixon said then that the bombing of North Vietnam will continue until Hanoi agrees to in Indochina cease-fire and re- case of U.S. prisoners, where- pon U.S. forces would pull out af Soiitli Vietnam within four months. Hanoi has denounced Nixon's offer publicly and demanded a mlilical settlement that would I oust Thieu. - I health hazard The company said the improvements woul' alleviate these problems The sale barn is locate adjacent to the Nations Cemetery in south F.a"e'!e';"e Slacked against the livestocl s a l e opeialion r w e r e . the American Legion, neighbors art progress , that; saw (J the .one,, rural enterprise engujfed byr the city- and eventually'. privati homes. Originally, the company owned by -Billy Joe. Bar tholomew, asked the Planning Commission to have Ihe entire 15-acre tract : in South -Fayet' teville rezoned lo general in dustrial lo make it a , con^ forming'business. Currently, jt is zoned a mixture of heavy commercial light industrial and ; medium d e n s i t y residential, which doesn't allow such operations unless, as in,this situation; Ihe business existed prior to the zoning. · COMPLAINTS HEARD Residents of the area complained, of stench, noise anc dust from 1 hundreds of trucks stacking up on weekends along the streets. American Legion .representatives from.the local;and state levels complained of the inability to conduct peaceful religious services for war deac at the adjoining National Cemetery Some residents complained a sale barn .was simply not i. business that should be con- Jucted-within a city, especially n a residential area. City Director Robert Ultey idded anolher complainl lo the 1st. He said he feared manure /rom the barn would-wash into he city drainage system during leavy rains and eventually.add o the pollution of Beaver Lake. The only director to speak for he proposal was Mayor Joe ''red Starr, who noted he had once Ijved in the area, and as T boy. had spent many hours it the sale barn, and that he ras familiar with its plight. Starr said he agreed with the esidpnts about it being a problem but "I cannot see how we can keep a man from Im- proving his mestment, I don' want to legislate anyone out o business'' ,The point on a non conformin designation is to force th (CONTIWU.ED ON PAGE -TWO) Schools Plan Warehouse Approval to borrow up to $25,000 lo conslruct a meta warehouse buildmg was given by the Fayetteville Schoo Board at a meeting in the school administration building at noon Tuesday.·· , :· - ; The directors accepted a-Idv bid ·:of $16,972 ::fronr :: Deltt, Construction Co/ of Fort Smith for. the 60 .by :175'foof'meta ouildiiig. The remainder of th loan will be f used to 1 construe J concrete slab foundation anc for wiring and heating. Much of this work, .according lo Dr Ben W i n b o r n , . assistant superintendent .for school planl and pupil service, will be performed by school main tenance personnel.. The loan, lo be made by local ranking institutions, will be repaid over a 10-month period from the Activity Fund. The district presently pays a month- y rental of $250 for warehouse space. ' 'NEAR RAHIAY The hew building will be ocated north of, the school bus garage near Ramay Junior iigh School and Ibe West Campus 'of Fayetleville High School -Site .preparation, will get under way immediately, Win- lorn told.the' directors. . Other, bids 'were Lichlyter Construction Co. of Springdale. 17,992, and Brennan Boyd Construction Co. of Fayetteville, 22,275. The contract lo supply milk or Ihe school lunchroom rogram was let to College Jub Dairy at a price of six CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) · Discussion Held After Board Meets By PETE YOUNG ' "i TIMES Staff Writer ,3 Fear, by rural residents east of rayelteville ,11)31 th.e,city wal attempting to monopolize Use of Beaver, Lake waterier 'sell [t to them at unreasonable rates w a s alleviated somewhat Tuesday night. ' « ? City Manager Donald Grimes and Mayor, Joe Fred Starr m4 with Ralph Phelps, president of the White Riyer Water District^ and Lee Skelton, an associatlolt officer, for more than an hour after a regular session of the Board of Directors, to discuss alternatives^ ' ,f At the close of the boaril meeting, Grimes noted that hi had met at least twjce during the last two weeks , with representatives from Lpe Tay]0? Engineering about what could be^done to furnish the district vater, ; , , ;5 C o n c e r n i n g t h e district representatives ' 'aa~ much is anything were w'ater' J ratefe They weie Under the impression Fayetteville residents paid in some cases as low. as 7 Ho '9 cents per 1,000 gallons; '· Household rate', on 'the i first 1,000 gallons in ( Fayefteyllle ft 80, cents And lepojrts, prepares by water and) sewer expertj show the city must, sell, watet outside town at a rate 20 pe*r cent higher to meet Its own coSt m furnishing the water. · | Grimes said, "All of us ar.» sincere about wanting to work with these people.^My mother"in law lives sn'a farm and has to haul \yater and I know what a problem it is. tf ^ J ' This can ,be worked out rf| long as we can, work togethe'r in good faith," he added, % INFORMAL TALK ? Phelps, Skelfon. Grimes anij Starr began chatting informally after the regular board sesslort and then, when the discussicjh got to specifics, retreated 'fi Grimes' office for a full-fledgeH conversation. E Distrust of city 'officials by rural residents east of the- city because of misunderstanding of the city s position becam^ apparent and both sides were almost apologetic 'about thefr pnor feelings. ;j Phelps said rural » residents : elt they were going' to 'have to be armed to the teeth and -repared to fight to get wateft He said it is difficult for city residents to realize just how haid it is on some people living In rural areas, especially during a severe dry season such as :his summer. ' ~ He blamed this lack of uitf CONTINUED ON PAGE' TWO) J To Pay Off A Saint Paul man rushing hiS vife to the hospital to deliver baby was cited for recklesj driving Tuesday night after his ar struck and slightly damaged nother at College Avenue and North Street, police said today.l The rush ' was unnecessary; fficials at Washington General pspital said today. The mothe{ vas still expecting'today. v Police said Chester K. BalS 0, of St. Paul was also citefl or driving without a. driver'^ cense or auto license after thj chicle-he was driving strucK car driven by. William Bi ook of 2710 Colette St.,'Fay» tteville. . , : -, Future Of Single State University System. Remains Clouded PFMTflrj'O M A T C * . TL.I- J _ mi-- f . , . . . . . . . . · ! (EDITOR'S NOTE; This is the first in a series of articles on the possibility of a . u n l v e r - .sily syslcm being established In Arkansas.) ny DEflltlB IfALK · LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The 'future of a system In Arkansas 1 -in which all stale-supported col, leges nnd universities are merged Is a question mark. . Three previously independent .colleges already hnve come un- rier Hie wing of the University of Arkansas, home-bnsed at Fayetteville,.,with li single board of trustees. Four other colleges ,*nd ono university continue to .operate Independently, wllh ,tholr own boards, , The future of these five schools may depend upon a recommendation thai the state Board of Iltghcr Education Is expected to make to the slate legislature In about three months. : An Associated Press poll of the 10 bonrd members shows two favoring some form of n university system with nt least two more leaning that w a y . Four others sniei they were uncommitted, while two said they fnvorctl more central coordination Immediately, Board chairman Howard Hoi- Ihoff of Gould said ho wns Icnn- Ing toward n university system In Arkansas, but ho said a duali system centered around lhe|AMN College at Pino Bluff UofA nnd Arkansas Slate University at Joncsboro might be more politically feasible than , single syslcm under the UofA. "There's n lot of competition between ASU nnd the UofA," the UofA graduate noted. "We're going to have to have two university systems lo gel around it politically." Ilolthoif termed the past mergers with ths UofA "beneficial." The UofA umbrella WHS first opened in 1969 with the merger of Ullto Rock University. In 1971, the umbrella expanded to include A6M College at Monticello, nnd on July 1, a reluctant also became a branch of UofA. Another board member, Dr. Joe F, Rushlon of Magnolia, said he favors a statewide university system under the UofA because "it Is the only logical thing to do," "I think If all the schools were under one system it would bo all right," Rushton said, adding that he opposes the formn- lion of a dual university system. "I don't believe in doing It riicccmcal," he snid. "f don't Ihink Ihnl would work satisfactorily, much There would competition thorn (the two systems)." be loo between Rushlon said he would favor an advisory board for each college. The Ouiichita Baptist University graduate contended financial benefits would accrue from n single system because it would eliminate duplication', of courses and resources. Rushlon also graduated from the UofA Medical School and Tulnne University. Another supporter of a slate- wide system wns the board's only black member, Mrs. Corliss M. Howard, n graduate of AMN College and Syracuse University. Mrs. Howard, who nlso attended the UofA and 'the Uni- versity of Oklahoma, said she favors a system where the stale's colleges and universities would be merged under a governing board independent of any one campus. Under this proposal, there would be no main campus. Asked if she saw any plausibility in discussing a dual system, Mrs. Howard replied, "None nt all--not in Arkansas." She reasoned t h a t Arkansas is loo small to support two systems." Board member Marlin Jackson of Paragotild disagreed, saying It was "very definite- y . , .plausible" to discuss a dual system. "The high quality of education (at ASU) makes me think it is very feasible," Jackson said, adding he has attended both ASU and UofA. However, Jackson said he has not been impressed with the university.syslems he has observed In other states. "Presumably, the same quality of education exists nl the satellite campuses as at fhe maln campus. That is n figment of pure Imagination," he insisted. "The library facilities on satellite campuses are hop?'n-«l" Inadequate compared to those at the main campuses," he con* tinned. ^ Board member Charles 10 Murphy Jr. of El Dorado firs? said he was undecided on thj mailer, but later said he, WRI "more and more of the vie* that we ought to go all the way and put the whole thiiijj iindcfi one board." . . - , ' , 5 Murphy, who holds an honor? ary degree from the UofA,. sal» his feelings were based on whajj he termed ','an appalling wants ,'of money) which arises frotS overlapping and 'duplication," !f Discussing . locnl aulonomg and institutional Identity,, Mn* phy said these wore "IrnporUnS (CONTINUED OJf PAGB TVO5

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