Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 1, 1973 · Page 1
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Edltorls! 4 for wrjmen 6-8 Entertainment 17 Comics ..; 20 Sports 27-28-29 Classified ....v 31-35 I13lh YEAR-NUMBER 220 The Public Intern* U Th* First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYEmVILlE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH I, 1973 Wirmw tottlibt with thawtn ·nd ihundeniohni probable; lows in Ui* upp«r «te: Friday partly cloudy with UaM'ia the 60s; sunset todty »:lll MmriM Friday «:«. Weather map on pift M. ·£·36 PAOB-TfN CMTS Prepare To Free 142 More POWs After Delaying Action For Two Days Takes A Shine To Job A Vietnamese maid who works for the U.S. advisory team in Pleiku puts the finishing (ouches on (be hoots of her employers. Boots must be shined before ( h e day's work starts. (AP Wirephoto) Nation's Governors Finding No Answers In Washington A News Analysis By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) -- For all the speeches, briefings and resolutions, what the nation's governors really want answered in VVashington is a simple question: How much money is coming, and when? They tried at the White House, and they tried at the Capitol, but they haven't got the answers yet. Complaints about administration budget cuts and the impact on aid to the states became the central theme of the governors' midwinter conference, with the Democrats doing most of the protesting, and Republicans most of the defense. Gov. Linwood Holton of Virginia, a Republican, said his instincts tell him that it will work out, and that state programs will not suffer. Democratic instincts differed. "The governors and the slates are caught as pawns in the fight between Congress and the President," said Gov. Dale Bumpers of Arkansas. 'We were assured--I think we were assured--that we would receive no less money," said Gov. Marvin Mandel of Maryland, a Democrat and chairman of the National Governors Conference. NO ACCOUNTING But everybody agreed that the administration had not come up with an accounting of how much money would be forthcoming for specific stale- aid programs. Ironically, the controversy involves what was Ihe governors' pet project, the sharing of federal revenues with the stales. A five-year program, totaling $30.2 billion in unrestricted aid to slates and cities, already is under way. Democratic Gov. Kenneth Curtis of Maine called it nonsense for anyone to suggest lhat revenue sharing can make up for culs in the domestic budget. And Bumpers said Ihe governors are feeling Ihe pressure. "We hear it all Ihe time--go see the governor, he's got all that revenue-sharing money," the Arkansas governor said. Next up is President Nixon's plan for special revenue sharing, eventually combining some 1,100 categories of federal nid for specific programs into broad grants to he used in four general areas. But the governors were told at the White House that it isn't ready yel, and at the Capilol lhat it may not become law in Ihe near fulure nnyhow. Holton said Nixon is not proposing culs in aid In Ihe slates. "Everybody is going to have more money." he said. But lhat is in comparison with past budgets. Inflation and builL-jn cost increases can mean that a bit more federal aid will actually do the work of less. And Mandel said there is a possibility lhat the governors o lobbied for revenue sharing may in the end "become victims of the very measure for which they fought so hard." THEFT NETS $25,000 More Ihnn 3,00!) pounds ol pure copper wire valued al $25,000 was stolen from the Owirks Electric Cooperative Corp, warehouse on Itwy. If west Wednesday night. Sgt. Clint Hulchetis nf the F«yellevillo Police Depart mcnt siiid Itic Ihievcs user boll cutters to open a gnle Mien broke open n renr dnor to piiler Hie slorngo building. Hulchcns sniil the .1,03' pounds of wire wa.i In 230 pound mils. piimiiiiiiiraiiiiiiiinifliiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiraiiiiiiiiii Budgetary Chaos Seen For States WASHINGTON (AP) -Democratic governors, unable to receive assurances the; .ought from the Nixon adminis tration, are pushing ahead with a declaration that uncertain!: over the future of federal pro grams is causing budgetary chaos in many states. The statement, also was ex pected to denounce proposer federal guidelines for socia services and welfare programs Gov. Marvin Mandel of Mary land, a Democrat and chair man of the conference, was scheduled to deliver a "Slate o the States" address, follower by a general discussion of gov ernors' problems. Gov. Dale Bumpers of Ar kansas, chairman of the Demo cratic Governors Conference told reporters that nothing a Wednesday's 2'A-hour While House session with top adminis tration officials had changec the critical mood of mos Democralic governors. "I would be less lhan candic if I did not say that I am no wiser now than when I came,' Bumpers said. "I think Gov. Bumpers is un derstating his ability. I certain ly think he is wiser," respondec Gov. Linwood Hollon of Vir ginia. chairman of the Repuhli can Governors Association whi has been the administration'; chief spokesman and defenrie: during the meetings. CLAIMS OPTIMISM Hollon also declared he re mains optimistic, despite cool ness among congressional leaf; ers. that the Nixon adminis tration will succeed in per suading Congress to cnnver many of the 1,000-plus specifi federal-aid programs into foil "special revenue-sharing" pro grams giving states wide lati hide on spending. But Mandel and Bumper said the administration official were unable to say which spe {CONTFNUED ON PAGE TWO) Gray Defends FBI Arrest Of Whilten WASHINGTON (AP) -- The TBI's arrest of reporter Leslie Vhitten on charges of possess- ng stolen Bureau of Indian At- 'airs documents was valid even hough' a grand jury did not re- urn an indictment, says acting TBI Director J. Patrick Gray Whitlen and Indians Hank Adams and Anila Collins were arrested Jan. 31 outside of Adams' apartment as they were loading three boxes of the stolen documents into Whitten's car. A grand jury refused to indict hem after they testified that ,bey were returning the documents, stolen during last fall's [ndian occupation of the BIA, to the agency. Whitten's boss. Jack Anderson, wrote several :olumns about the BIA occupa ,ion. G r a y told the Senale Judiciary Committee Wednes day that the arrest was made after District of Columbia po lice told the FBI some of the stolen documents were to be delivered "to the columnist for a sum of money." He said the FBI had no infor mation the documents were being returned to the BIA Gray said the arrest of Whit ten, with a box of documents in his hands, was made on the au thorization of an assistant U.S attorney. RECORDS SEIZED Gray also confirmed that after 'Whitten's arrest, Ander son's telephone records wer subpoenaed in an action ir itiated by the government al tnrney who was in charge o the grand-jury investigation. He said the telephone record were not used, as Andersoi says, to inquire into the colum nist's news sources, but to trj to locate other stolen BIA doci) ments. The committee is conductin; hearings into Gray's appoint ment to succeed the late J. Ed gar Hoover as FBI director The hearin"s continue today. A member of the panel. Sen Marlow Cook, R-Ky., asked i the check on Anderson's call continued after the grand jury refused to indict. -"No, if stopped," Gray said. "Th grand j u r y has spoken." With respect to the FBI's in vestigalion of Ihe Watergal bugging case, Gray offered t let any member of the Senalr inspect Ihe raw files. He also said he would maki available for questioning any FBI agent who participated ir the investigation. Gray testified lhat from tb outset he ordered an aggres sive, all-out probe of the break in and bugging of Democrat! national headquarters withou any restrictions as to wh might be involved. AHC Order Repealed LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Th Arkansas Highway Commissio repealed Us previous orclc Wednesday to add about 75 miles to !he state's 15,000 mile of existing roads. Ward Goodman. Highway Do partmenl director, said th commission look the action be cause of Iho legislature's pas sage of a hill that would ndd t Ihe syslcm 10 to 12 miles o county roads in each of 111 state's 75 counties by July 1. --AP 1 Wirephotc ROADBLOCK ON THE WAY TO WOUNDED KNEE . . . Bureau of Indian Ajfairs policemen seal ojj traffic seven miles south of besieged village Effort To Lift Beige Opens WOUNDED K N E E , S.D. (AP) -- South Dakota's two senators were flying to this tiny community today in an effort to end a two-day siege by militant Indians holding 11 residents hostage. Sen. James Abourezk said he had been assured that one and possibly two of the captives held since the takeover Tuesday night would he freed when the plane carrying him and Sen. George McGovern arrives Security At Fine Arts Center Gallery Stepped Up Sharply Thomas Turpin, chairman of the Art Department at the University of Arkansas, said Wednesday the Art Department is increasing security in the Fine Arts Center gallery. The gallery insurance .contract expired Wednesday. Turpin said the department would employ the following to protect against theft: -- New display methods lo fasten works more securely in place, and placement of display panels in the gallery to improve observation; -- S t u d e n t monitors, and University a n d commercial s e c u r i t y personnel, when necessary. The student monitor system is "more reasonable, more realistis and more economical for us." Turpin said. Turpin said he believed the department had relied upon insurance in the pasl when it should have taken more responsibility for protecting items from theft. Me said if Ihe department could demonstrate its ability to protect works it would be in a better position to ask for insurance. The department has experienced no losses in the gallery .this year, he said. "We're trying lo do a better job on security... and we've appreciated the publicity. 1 think it has made us work a little harder. Actually, I think we were depending on the insurance company when we should have been doing a little belter job at security ourselves." The contract l h a t expired Wednesday slarled in Iflfifi, the UA said last month. Tho UA paid premiums of some $2.500 while Aetna Life and Casualty of Little 'Rock paid out claims of $5,844. The largest single loss was the iheft of eighl acrylic-on- plexiglas paintings by Patrick Shuck of Fayelleville, a graduate art student. The paintings were valued at $200 each. The Art D e ^ p a r t m e n t estimated the losses at $2,000 last year and $2,500 in 1971. More Rain Predicted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Showers and thunderstorms are in the Arkansas forecast for lonight. Light rain started early loday in norlhwcsl Arkansas. An increasing southerly flow of moist Gulf air ahead of a frontal system which was in Kansas, western Oklahoma and we.slern Texas early today is predicted to produce the showers and thunderstorms. The showers and thunderstorms, will be general over all the state with the frontal passage tonight, according lo the National Weather Service. " C o n t i n u i n g cloudiness Wednesday aflcrnoon over t h e central and easlern sections of Ihe stale held temperatures in those areas in the upper 40s to low 50s. In the western portion, highs reached the lower 60s as clouds dissipated during the afternoon. at nearby Pine Ridge, the closest town with an airport. "I have this assurance through an intermediary and I know the American Indian Movement -- AIM -- ' leaders are aware of it," he said. "I'm confident we can negotiate Ihe release of the resl once we get there." Their plane was expected to touch down around midmorning. The 200 Indians have demanded a Senate probe of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in return for freeing the hostages Aside from one brief meeting wilh an FBI agent, the Indians have kept law enforcement officers at a distance, and there was an exchange of gunfire Wednesday morning. '.' i Contacted in Washington before his departure, Abourezk said he and fellow Democrai McGovern would be accompanied by members of the staffs of Sens. Edward M. Kennedy. D-Mass., and J.W. Fulbright, D-Ark. The Indians also had demanded that Kennedy and Fulbright come to the reservation lo, discuss Iheir grievances, which include Ihe government's handling of U.S.-Indian treaties and the way in which the Og lala Sioux tribe elects its leaders. VIOLENCE WITHHELD Members of the American Indian Movement who seiEed control of Wounded Knee, the scene of tragedy for red men during the wane of the great westward push of the 19th Century, said they had no intention of hurting their hostages, ranging in age from 12 lo 82. At least six of the captives are over 65, the FBI spokesman said. He said there had been "considerable gunfire" Wednesday morning. There were no reports of injuries. An estimated 250 federal marshals. FBI agents and BIA police from the Pine Ridge and other Indian reservations cordoned off the tiny valley town. They kept lo the heights more t h a n half a mile away, along four roads. Joseph Trimbiich. agenl-in- charge of the FBI at M i n - neapolis who heads the federal force here, met with represen- tatives of AIM under a tern porary cease-fire Wednesday but an FBI spokesman sai there was no progress towar ending the stalemate. He sai (CONTINUED ON fAGE TWO) Latest Road Bill Offered LITTLE ROCK (AP) -group of legislators from Nortl west Arkansas introduced bil Wednesday to appropriate $' million, to construct a four-Ian highway between the Missou state line and Interstate hig! way 40 at Van Buren. To help finance constructio and right-of-way acquisitio the bill would appropriate .{! million from the state's fedcr revenue sharing funds and $: million from the general rev nue surplus over the next tw years. Introduction of the measur follows the legislative succes of a bill appropriating $20 mi lion from revenue sharing an surplus funds over the next tw years for a four-lane highwa between Little Rock and Pin Bluff. Bills also have been in Iroduced in the House and Sen ate to appropriale $20 million i Ihe same manner for conslruc lion of a four-lane highwa along U. S. 62 from Fayettevill west to the Arkansas-Oklahom state line. Rep. Richard Mays of Litt Rock introduced a resolutio that would recommend that Ih Arkansas congressional delegf tion submit the name of Job Walker, a black Little Roc lawyer, lo President Nixon as nominee for federal judge. Sens. Olen Hendrix of Pre: colt and J. A. Womack of Cam den introduced a bill lo direi the state Department of Park and Tourism to issue $250,000 i revenue bonds to purchase Ih privately held Reader Railroa facilities in Nevada and Oua chita counties. The departmen would then lease Ihe 12 an one-half mile railroad to a foun dation for operation as a touri allraction. Senate Completes Action On Special Road Bill UTTLR ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas Senale completed legislative action Wednesday on h i l l s lo appropriate $20 million for n four-lane highway between Lillle Rock and Pine Bluff mid (o allow branch banks lo nlfcr a full nmgc of b a n k i n g services. In the House, n proposal was rejected that would ndd $2 million lo Ihe amount of f u n d s thai would ho set aside for rural rond i m p r o v e m e n t s under the ndminlstrnlion highway cnn- slruclinn plan. The Llltle Rock-Pino Bluff highway h i l l wnuld mnkc U.S. 65 a four-lnne facility hotweon Iho Iwo cities. The road Is ill- rently f n u r Inncs from Llttln Rock to tlio Pulflskl County line and Ihe appropriation would allow complelion of Ihe projccl. The bill passed on n vote of 268. Sen. Harold King of Sheridan snid the 25 miles of Ihe road from Ihe county line lo Pine n i u f f was "n pig trail." Gov. Dale Birmpcrs has expressed vigorous opposition lo Ihc measure, hut tins not said whether he would vclo it. He has said, however. Ihnl it wnuld destroy his own plnns for highway construction. The hill would lake $7 million cnch year during the next two fiscal yenrs f r o m I h o slnlc's federal revenue s h a r i n g funds. Dumpers has proposed using nearly n i l of Ihe f u n d s for his own rond program, Rep. Boyce Alforrl of Pine B l u f f , one of Ihe sponsors of the hill, has lold newsmen Hint if Bumpers has any polilicnl am- bilions whatsoever, he will not veto the hill. Alford said a vclo would cosl Bumpers the support of Southeast Arknnsas. An apparent last-ditch cfforl by Bumpers lo keep the bill f r o m passing f a i l e d Wednesday. Sen. Mnx Ilowcll of Jnchson- ville approached Sen. John F. "Mult" Gibson of Dprmoll, who was h n n d l i n g the hill, nnd told him: "The governor wants lo talk lo you." Gibson replied; "It's loo lale now. Tell him I'm rm the floor." Howcll confirmed Inter tluil Bumpers hnd telephoned from Washington in an apparent at- lempt lo persuade Gibson lo hold up action on Ihe bill for a few dnys. Ilowcll. who said he already had Cfrinmillcd himself to vote for the hill, said that if it passed "we'll be tying up $20 million that's going lo be in litigation for the ncxl few years." Ilowell was referring lo a possible chnllcnge of Ihe vote by which Ihe measure passed Ihc House. Tho bill passed on n vote of 58-21 nnd Speaker G. II. "Buddy" Turner ruled lhat only 51 Favorable voles were needed for passage. However, Bumpers has said Ihnl lawyers IIBVC lold him thai 75 votes were needed for passage. The House on a voice vote de- feated Ihe arnendmenl by Rep. Paul Van Dalsem of Perryville to increase the total amount of funds for rural road improvement from $6 million to $8 million each year. Under the adminislralion's proposed highway program, $6 million would he set aside lo match county funds dollar-for- dollar providing $12 million for improving a n d surfacing Ihe largely impaved rural roads. The full-service bank bill had been approved earlier by the Senate a f t e r Sen. Eugene "Bud" Canada amended it to exempt Garland' County from the law for three years. Sen. Jerry Jewell of Little Rock gave notice of reconsid- eration at Ihe lime the bill wa passed and after a debate of a most Iwo hours the hill wa passed again Wednesday hi without Canada's amcndmen The vote was 32-0. He said the amendment ha been proposed so that n newl chartered bank of which he an officer could be given "fair chance to get started." Canada said Ihe nmendmcn nffecled only Garland Count hut some legislators contcnd lhat some language in Ih amendment might he unco stitutional. Sen. Morrell Gat right of Pine Bluff said that the amendment wns unco stltulional the entire bill wou be unconstitutional, Release Time Not Specified By Hanoi SAIGON (AP) -- The Com- lunist delegation turned over the United States tonight a st of 142 American prisoners o he freed soon, but gave, no pecifie time for their release. North Vietnamese'spokesman aid. He added, however, that lh» risoners pro.bably would be re- eased this weekend. After the list is checked by he U.S. delegation here, it vill be r a d i o e d to the Defense and . State Depart- nenls i n W a s h i n g t o n , nd they will n o t i f y the nxious relatives of the prison- rs. Once the relatives are noti- ied, the list will be released to he press for publication. A . spokesman s a i d the 8 A m e r i c a n s being re- eased by 'North Vietnam vill be handed over at Hanoi's 3ia Lam Airport. "The. time has not been 'ixed," he said. "We still have o exchange some ideas on that matter." · A subcommyjsion of the joint military commision was meet- ng to work out the arrangements for the transfer of the prisoners and other details,' the J.S. spokesman said. The Communists released 14J American prisoners on Feb. 12 and 20 more on Feb. 18. .The release of another 142 will leave 280 Americans still held in North and South Vietnam and Laos, according to Hanoi. They are scheduled to be re- eased in two more groups, with March 28 the deadline for the repatriation of the last ones. RELEASE DELAYED The United , States had · expected the release of the second big group on Tuesday, 15 days after the first big group was handed .over. But the Cornmu- nisls balked, demanding that the Unjted States and South Vietnam come- to terms oh the release of civilians held by the Saigon government;apd guarantees to end harassment of the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong representatives to the peacekeeping commissions in Saigon and other- South Vietnamese cities. The United Slates retaliated by suspending the withdrawal of American troops and the sweeping of mines in North (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) UA Ticket Bill Moves Ahead LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A bjll that would provide that Ihe issuance and sale of tickets to University of Arkansas football games be on the basis of a drawing was recommended for approval Wednesday by tha State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee of the Arkansas House. Orders for tickets would ba lied on the basis of a drawing -hat would be conducted by an mpartial person if the measure were approved. If Ihere wera npl enough tickets in the stadium seals between the goal- lines lo meet the demand, persons who did not draw a ticket would be given ample lime in order to draw for end zon« seats. The bill would negate th« ticket priority system. The committee voted 10-4 In recommend approval of Ihe bill by Rep. Paul Van Dalsem of Perryville. Van Dalsem said Ihe proposal would provide for an equilable distribution of tickets by prohibiting the sals of large blocks of tickets to companies. Under the measure no individual could purchase mor« lhan eight tickets at one lime. The bill would limit the num. per of free tickets that could b« issued by the University to no more than 2 per cent of the total number of tickets. Censure Urged MONTICELLO, Ark. (AP) -The Student Senate at the University of Arkansas at Monticello has adopted a resolution recommending the Immediate censure and removal from office of State Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones of Conway. Jones has been convicted In U.S. District Court «t Uttl« Rock on charges of perjury ttvl Income tax evasion, but has not yet been sentenced. A motion lor a new trial li pending.

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