Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 1, 1973 · Page 2
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1 ft Nwthwa* Arkaneoc TIMES, Thura., March 1, 1973 a-AVITTIVILLI, ARKANtAt Families Of POWs Angry By Delay By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ,.VI'm -maid as hell. My dad was supposed to get out in this next batch. It's the same old thing over and over," said the ton of an American prisoner of war held in Vietnam. "You reach a high plateau ot expectation and then fall flat on your face again. They g lye you every expectation they'll come through and then they just let you down every time," 17-year- old Pcler Profile! of Palo Alto, Calif, said Tuesday. The' boy's father. Navy Capt. Leon T. Profile!, who was captured in 1967, was believed to be among the POW group U.S. officials expected to be freed this week. North Vietnam, however, delayed the releases. The younger Profilet put the fault for the delay "primarily on the North Vietnamese." He said they were ''oversensitive to United Stales and South Vietnamese truce infractions." Helen Duart. the wife of a POW. Said. "It seems like for all my seven years experience it's been nothing but harassment. They seem to like to torture people and this is proof of It. IN NO HURRY "They weren't in any hurry dt all to release even the first group. It just seems they don t want to give up our men. It's almost like they are hostages being held until North Vietnam gets everything they want," she said at Grissom Air Force Base, Ind.. Her husband, Lt. Col. David Duart, was expected to be released in the latest group because of his VA years in captivity. Not all of those affected by the delay were angry. Mrs. Michael Kerr ot Port Angeles, Wash., has waited six years for her husband and just dug a little deeper into her store of patience. "I think everything can be worked out." she said, "and.l Just have to be patient and wait." She said she was upset but not angry that the release of Kerr, an Air Force captain, was delayed. Joanne Byrns, whose husband. Air Force Capt. William Byrns has been a prisoner of war less than a year, also was confident. "My faith is not in people but In the Lord. I trust that the Lord will bring Bill home in His own time," she said at her Warrenton, Mo., home. Legislative ^T - , · . · · . v' Report · By MORRISS HENRY Slate Senator II you have heard people don't remember what a politician promised, don't believe it. Many people recall that when I was campaigning last summer I said I'd support a reasonable "No-Fault Insurance" bill it one came up during this session ot the Legislature. Several ot these same people have asked me why I was one of two senators to vote against the so-called "No-Fault Insurance Act," HB 158, last week. I voted against it because 1 would like to support a sensible sort of no-fault insurance bill. The only resemblance HB 158 bears to a no-fault insurance plan is in the title. No-fault insurance means simply that the insurance company agrees to pay the person insured no matter who s at fault, if anyone is. Each driver's insurance company. under a pure no-tault plan. takes care of his own insured driver. The plan eliminates many lawsuits and usually results in lower premiums and in quicker settlements of claims. Under traditional negligence law, the person who's at fault -- or his insurance company -pays for damages caused by his own negligent conduct. The insurance lobby has introduced in the House of Representatives another bill, HB 42, which is much closer to the no-fault idea. HB 482 would make no-fault insurance mandatory up to certain limits. It would prohibit lawsuits unless damages exceeded $3,000 or unless the injury was one specitied in the bill. The bill would also require a 10 per cent reduction in auto liability insurance premiums. However. HB 482 is still in the House committee and we may not have an opportunity to vote on it this session. The bill which we did vote on, HB 158. passed and now has been signed into law by the governor. The passage of this bill may kill any hope in this session for a real no-fault insurance measure in Arkansas. INCREASED CHARGE Even the backers of HB 158 admitted that people who add the no-fault provision to their policies will pay about a 20. per cent increase in the liability portions of their policies per y e a r . Several Washington County insurance agents advised me the increase would be close to $20 per year. The bill proposed by the insurance rates 10 per cent or a difference of 30 per cent between the bills. Release (CONTINUED. FROM PAQC ONI) Vietnamese; wHtcra. Prestdent Nixon also ordered Secretary of State William P. Rogers to boycott the activities of the Paris conference on Vietnam until the POW issue was cleared up. Rogers met Wednesday with ''oreign Minister Nguyen Duy Trlnh ot North Vietnam, and a U.S. spokesman snid Trinh assured him the POWs would be released soon. Meanwhile, tlie United States opened consulates general in four South Vietnamese cities today and closed out its con- .roverslal pacification headquarters. The U.S. Embassy said the consulates had been established at DR Nang, on the northern coast; Nha Trang, on the central coast; Bien Hoa, in the Saigon area, and Can Tho. in the Mekong Delta. This gives the United Slates representation in all four military regions ot the country in preparation for withdrawal of the last American military forces by March 28. Budgetary (CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONI) cific federal programs would be dropped, and when the adminis- ration's plans would be ready or presentation to Congress-though they said the officials contended federal h e l p next year would be the same as this year. "We're still in a state of lim- )o so far as our own programs are concerned." said Bumpers. who noted that many states lave to act on budgets during current legislative sessions without knowing how much federal help is to be expected. Rwanda Tribes Said Fighting BRUSSELS, Belgium (AP) A Belgian government official says there is "a serious situation" in the East African nation of Rwanda, where press reports say civil war has broken out again between two long-time enemy tribes. A report from neighboring Burundi said Hutu tribesmen killed Tutsi students at the national university in Butare last week. The Belgian official declined to confirm or deny on the report but said the situation was serious in the former Belgian colony. Obituary 1 MISS LULA JOHNSON Huntsvllle -- Miss hula Daylc Johnson, 93, of Wesley died Tuesday in a Madison County lospllal. She was born Jan. 20, IBM at Drakes Creek, the daughter of Nosh and Charity Drake Johnson. Survivors are several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Drakes 3reck Baptist Church with jurial at Drakes Creek Ceme- :ery by Brashears Funeral Home. BASCOM GAYER Bascom Gayer, 80, of Route I , Elkins, died Wednesday In a local hospital. Bom Sept. 9, Japanese Won't Retaliate For 'Shocks' Of '71 TOKYO (AP) - The Foreign Ministry took the highly unusual step today of formally denying that the Japanese government plans any retaliation against the United, Slates for President Nixon's"' economic and China "shocks" of-1971. In a Written" statement dictated to foreign newsmen. .ministry spokesman Tsiitomu Wada said his government ' is "fully satisfied" with the dialogue set up in the U.S.-Japan summit meetings of January and Au- 3ust 1972 and intends to maintain it. Wada conceded that Nixon's 1971 about-tace in China policy and his 10 per cent surcharge on imports a month later had "come as a surprise" to Japan. But he added the Japanese now 'eel that mutual understanding has been reaffirmed. Any idea that Japan "intends to even the score by giving similar shock treatment to the U.S. government" is untrue, he suggested. Smallpox Epidemic Kills Thousands DACCA. Bangladesh (AP) -A two-month smallpox epidemic has killed thousands of persons in Bangladesh, including 2.500 in Dacca alone, the Dacca Morning News reported today. The newspaper said GO to 70 persons are dying daily from the disease, which health au thorities report widespreac across the fledgling nation. Municipal authorities put the two-month death loll in Dacca at 1,500 and said they fearec more than 5,000 persons have smallpox in the city. 192 In Goshen, the son ot William T. and Martha Dutton Gayer, he was a retired former and a veteran ot World War , Survivors are four brothers, Henry of Lemon Grove, Calif., Joe of Stratford, Calif., Ewell ot Woodlike, Calif, and Fred ot Elkins and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Cook and Mrs. Jewel Cloer both of Pea Ridge. Funeral service will be at Z .m. Saturday at the Goshen Uethodlst Church with burial in G o s h e n Cemetery under direction of Moores Chapel. GEORGE BODINE Benlonvllle -- George P. Bodine. 73, of Cave Springs, died T u e s d a y in a Fayetteville hospital. B o r n Aug. 5, 1889 in Neodesha, Kan., IB was retired from Phillips 'elroleum Co., a veteran ot World War 1 and a Methodist. Survivors are one son. Uelvlne of Little R o c k ; one sister, Mrs. Nellie Shumard of fulsa and two grandchildren. The body will lie in stale this evening at Callison-McKinney Tuneral Chapel. Funeral and jurial will be In Neodesha under direction of Faucitt Funeral Home. MOOSE RETURN TO ANCHORAGE ANCHORRAGE, Alaska (AP) -- The moose are starling to vander into the streets and gardens of Anchorage as they isually do every winter, and .his city of 130,000 again is tak- ng on the appearance of a zoo. The big beasts, weighing up to nearly a ton, are simply hungry. The open spaces in and around Anchorage haye- an abundant supply of the foods moose like best -- such as willow and birch scrubs. Residents of Anchorage are used to the annual visit of some WO to 1,300 'moose, but they've earned to avoid being blase about it. "My daughter demolished a 'our-door sedan," one city official explained. "She hit a moose who kicked the car to pieces trying to get off the mod." . In about a month, the snow will melt some and the moose can find their natural food supplies out where they belong. Plea Entered James Brewer, 18, Fayelle- ville pleaded innocent Wednesday in Washington Circuit Court to a charge of illegal delivery of marijuana. Trial is set for May 11. Brewer was arrested Tuesday by Fayetteville police. He is free on $15,000 bond. Envlronmtntil Impact Study Is Explained Mrs. Marian Orton, it member of the Kayettevllle Board ot Directors, said today that following publication ot a report of the Tuesday night meeting of the Board, where she proposed a committee add to Us agenda a study of the "environmental impact" of a proposed airport alternative types and of other transportation, she 1 received a number ot telephone calls. "People seemed to think I opposed a proposed regional airport," she said. "As a matter of fact I tend to believe we need the facility. However, 1 think a vote called now by Uie Chambers of Commerce in Springdale and Fayetteville would be risky and could, il the proposal were beaten, mean a delay of several years. "I am proposing a thorough study of all means of transportation and of the environmental impact so that we wil know where we are going anc so that the people will underv stand the whole matter." She said the calls received strengthened her conviction there is strong opposition to construction of a regional aipor in the county at this time, ant the Chambers of Commerce would have a difficult time winning support of the voters tor such a project. Effort COHTtflVJKU ntOM AOB ONM hree other ·(tempts to arrange legotlatlng session* (ailed. Newsmen were denied access :o Wounded Knee, and federal authorities would talk to newsmen only by telephone. Less than a month ago, on Feb. 6, AIM members Invaded Custer, S.O., to protest that a manslaughter charge against » white man accused of slaying an Indian was too light. The Indians set fire to three buildings, Including the courthouse, and later damaged four bars in Rapid City, S.D, Enters Pita Marvin Dailey, 20, of Route 2, Alma, has pleaded ipnocenl i n W a s h i n g t o n Circuit Court to a charge of attempted burglary. An Information filed Monday accuses Dailey ot attempting to by Judge -Maupin Cummings released Dailey to the University of Arkansas Athletic Department. break into a car owned Robert Keen an Feb. 21. Article* Filed Articles of incorporation'hayi been filed in Washington County Court for Locust Grove Farms Inc. Incorporators are Gary L. anc Jo Ann Carson of Route 5, Fay etteville. Elkins Han Fined For Night Hunting John W, Johnson, and Jerry A l b e r t Combs of Elkins mve been fined (300 plus costs n Washington Circuit Court for luntlng «t iilaht: ' The two had · appealed the caso from Fayelteville Municipal Court. '" ; The Incident occurred In lh» Mineral Springs area In late January. Suit Filed Suit has been filed in Washington Circuit Court seeking $85,000 In damages on behalf of Loamma Holcomb, 16, of Summers. The suit slates that the defendant, Palsy Gllbraith of Cincinnati!, was the driver of a car that struck. Miss Holcomb, a pedestrian, May 27, 1971 on Hwy. 59 norlh of Summers. The Holcombs claim that Miss Holcomb sustained permanent injuries that will affect future earning ability in amount of 185,000 medical costs. her tha Including "Get with the Girls who moke it" FABRIC CITY Freezers Meet Begins Today Delbert E. Allen Jr.. president of Ozark Canners and Freezers A s s o c i a t i o n opened t h e association's first f u l l d a y session of the 1913 annual convention this morning. Some 392 registered yesterday at -convention headquarters at the FayetteviUe Holiday Inn. Dr. John W. White, vice president for agriculture at the University of Arkansas spoke immediately following on "Who Pays the Piper". Also speaking were Charles J. Carey, president of the National C a n n e r s Association w h o discussed national policy and the food industry and Arnold A Kopet7, director of the technical services of American Can Co. who talked on product recall. The trends and forecast for the industry were outlined by Gerald S. Wells, National Marketing Manager of Continental Can Co. Following lunch at the horticultural food science building, Walter A. Mercer moderated a panel on water and waste management. Panelists were Dr. Eugene E. Rozacky, food chemist of the Environment Protective Agency of Dallas. Tex.; Dr. John M. Krochta. chemical engineer of the U.S. Department of Agri- HB 158 was prepared committee of attorneys. A number of attorneys opposed no-fault insurance. Some think it is in violation of our state constitution; others simply fear any kind of change and some genuinely believe it would deprive injured persons of their full day in court. The sad thing about HB 158 js not necessarily that it's an inadequate no-fault law. The bill bypasses the heart of no-fault insurance by making it optional at the very outset. - Many legislators concede that this hill is inadequate but indicate it can be improved in f u t u r e years. Whether this occurs or not 1 still hope to have the opportunity to consider and support the measure that will actually reduce insurance rates in'Arkansas. culture Mercer, of Berkeley, Calif director of the NCA Berkeley Laboratory, will lalk on the role of industry, Dr. Rozacky will discuss environmental and regulatory aspects and Dr. Krochla's topic was research efforts and advances in technology. The convention participants will be guests at a dinner dance at the Kayetteville Country Club this evening. Highlighting Friday's agenda Is an address by Oklahoma Gov. David Hall at the concluding luncheon at the Fayetleville Country Club and recognition of Glenn W. Hardy, dean of the college of agriculture and home economics at the DA and recognition of the National Junior Student Escapes Injury In Wreck A 19-year-old University of Arkansas student escaped injury Wednesday afternoon when his car struck a Frisco switch engine on West Dickson Street. Investigating p o l i c e said David W. Timmons of 108 Stadium Dr. was driving east when his car struck the engine. Timmons, alone in his car. said he failed to see the train or notice the warning lights and hell. Engineer Arlie Dorris, 64, of Monett, Mo., said the engine, pulling one car and carrying the engineer, f i r e m a n and four switchmen, was traveling north with lights flashing and the bell ringing when hit by the car. Horticultural test winners. Association con- A membership breakfast and the annual business meeting at the Holiday Inn will precede the closing association luncheon. Coats Stolen Three coats were reported stolen Wednesday morning In a break-in at Razorback Cleaners. Police said thieves gained entry by breaking a window. Ruling Issued A Washington Circuit Court j u r y Wednesday ruled in favor of Mildred L. Carnahan, execu- t r i x of the estate of James Carnahan, and defendant in a $472.552 civil suit. Mrs. Dorothy Rooks, her husband Freddie, and their infant daughter Cari A n n h a d filed suit seeking compensation for extensive injuries allegedly sustained by Mrs. Rooks in a car accident April 13, 1971. Mrs. Rooks and James Carnahan. now deceased, were the driver involved. The j u r y found crjual negligence on the part of both Mrs. Rooks and Mr. Carnahan. The trial began Tuesday. ·XPIRT WATCH RIPAIH SWIFT S f7 North Block St. People Helping People Director! of rffc Funeral Service L*-/' Servicesi r.TOIAbGH, wmiMn C. -- Services Thursday 1:20 p.m. Cliapel of Nelson's F u n c r n l Home. Elder Hnrtcn G r i f f i t h officiating. Inlerment, National Cemetery. SPECIAL OFFER Contour Pillow An Value! Broadclollr Pillow 5.95 Satin Cover 2.50 595 'Prescribed by Many Leading Orthopedic Surgeons as an aid to Relieving Cervical Slrain Tension." This Famous Cortege Pillow With Extra Satin Cover FREE! 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