Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 26, 1969 · Page 1
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Saturday, April 26, 1969
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Th« Public Inttrart Is TM Pint Concern Of Thii Newspaper Cloudy w i t h tend thunderstorm te4i» thoweri and cooler Sunny: «*· rometer 2».IS steady: windf Miitherly; sunset today ·!·: sunrise Sunday J:33. High Low Expected today 73 9* Friday 79 » 109th YEAR-NilMKR 261 FAYIFIIVIUI, AMCANSAS, SATIMDAY, AMHl 26, 19*9 Waiting For Help Marines prepare wounded man for helicopter evacuation )· jungle southwest of Da Nang as others scan sky for cable that will hoist casualty into chopper. (AP Wirephoto) Rank And File Democrats Critical Of Party Plans WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three soldiers in the 1968 political wars have indicated the political generals could have been much more forcful in thir proposals for reforming the Democratic party. T h e three--citizens who fought in last year's campaigning--started their testimony before a Democratic party reform commission Friday by expressing disappointment at the statements of earlier key witnesses which included Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Edmund S. Muskie and Eugene J. McCarthy. "It all turns into a lot of words,' said Adam Walinsky. an aide to the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy. "It all seems so far from the reality of where this country is." "I have heard this morning from leaders of this party extolling the virtues of participation." said Curtis B. Gans, a top worker in McCarthy's presidential campaign. "As a participant, I have come here to call for leadership." Also apparently unimpressed by what she had heard earlier at the hearing was Mrs. Patricia Saltonstall. WITNESS CRITICAL "It was very bland." said the woman who was convicted last week of disorderly conduct during the demonstrations that swept Chicago the week of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The three rank-and-file party members took the stand after the crowds and cameras had left the ornate Senate Caucus Room where the reform commission headed by Sen. George McGovern held the first in a series of hearings to get views on what is wrong with the Democratic party. Kennedy. McCarthy and Mus- kie addressed themselves to reforming political machinery and processes, appealing respectively for rank-and-fite approval of reform recommendations, party conventions as often as every year and restructuring of party apparatus to make it more responsive to national, regional and local problems. Gans said leadership is needed, which' understands "that at present the thing most gnawmj at the American conscience is not Biafra. the Indians or even the ABM. It is the war in Vietnam.' Like most who testified. Mrs Saltonstall raised the issue of the violence surrounding the convention last August. "I hear it said that the Democratic leadership wants to forget Chicago," she said, adding "I'm sure it would. "If this commission and those eaders seriously intend to at- ract the young and the power ess." she went on. "they had better discuss Chicago again and again.' Change Approved WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission Friday approved the application of Parker Parker for acquisition of control of Central Arkansas Broadcasting Co.. operator of KCAB and KCAB- FM, both of Dardanelle. 500 Expected For Lions Convention Some 500 members of Lions Clubs and their wives are expected to register for the 51st annual Arkansas Lions C l u b convention being held in Fay- rtleville this, weekend. H o s t clubs are the Evening Lions and Noon Lions of Fayetteville. The program, which got undei way Friday with registration a golf tournament, banquet for past district governors and a musical program last night by the Uarkettes of the University continued today with registra tion and a business meeting Seminars were scheduled for club presidents and club secre taries, and district business ses sions were held this morning The Choralettes of Fayetteville High School were to enter tain at a ladies luncheon this noon at the Holiday Inn al Springdalc. Afternoon events in eluded a double-header basebal game between the University of Arkansas team and one from Pittsburg State at the Fair grounds. A reception tonight starts a 6 o'clock at the Student Union on the University campus, fol lowed by the convention ban quet. Speaker will be Monroe L. Nute, Kennett Square, Pa. a former international presi dent of Lions. A convention dance at the Fayetteville Holi day Inn follows the d i n n e meeting. Sunday program consists o a key breakfast, state busines session, necrology service, at tending church, and closes with an Arkansas Enterprises f o Abernalhy, 101 Others Arrested CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -"Keep them coming," said the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy from his jail cell. He and 101 followers were arrested Friday for demonstrating in support of striking Negro nonprofessional hospital workers. They were arrested on the picket lines and charged with violating an injunction limiting pickets to 10 at the South Carolina Medical College Hospital and the Charleston County Hospital. It was the 24th arrest at civil rights demonstrations for Abernathy, who succeeded the assassinated Martin Luther King Jr. as head of the Southern hristian Leadership Confer- nce. "You have your duty to en- orce the law," Abernathy told he arresting officer, Charleston Police Chief John Conroy. "I lave my duty to disobey unjust aws. Abernathy and 50 followers were arrested Friday afternoon. Another 51 were arrested Frilay night after being told at a ally that Abernathy had re ayed to an aide. "Just keep hem coming." HELD OVERNIGHT Those arrested were kept in ail overnight. More than 101 thers have been arrested at various times during the strike or violating the injunction and were released under $500 bond. Police protection in Charleson was buttressed by the presence of 500 National Guardsmen. Not all were in evidence, lut more than 200 guardsmen, many carrying bayonets on their rifles, had sealed off the wo hospitals. The more than 400 strikers, most of them women who do lousekeeping chores in the hospitals, struck a month ago. They vant recognition of their union. Local 1199B of the Hospital and Cursing Home Workers, AFL- CIO, and an unspecified pay raise over their scale of $1.30 to 12.05 an hour. Hospital officials, backed by Gov. Robert E. McNair, contend they are unable to bargain with the union because their budgets are set by annual legislative ap propriation. Just before the arrests Fri day. trustees of the Medical Col- ege Hospital issued a statement saying: "Should the union with draw, we stand ready to re-em ploy striking workers to fill ex sting vacancies, except for hose dismissed for cause or convicted of law violation." The union rejected the offer. Shortly before the trustees made their offer about 2.500 Negroes, led by Abernathy, ballroom. 213 Reds Cut Down In Suicide Charge Against Americans of New authority merical Code, guished visiting law at ·narched on the hospitals. Students Hurt In Bus Wreck EAGLE ROCK, Mo.--Thirty nine sixth grade students from Purdy, Mo., their bus driver and two teachers were injured when a school bus overturned a mile southeast of the Eagle Rock boat dock on Missouri Hwy. 86 late Friday afternoon Bus driver Arnold Petlitier, 51, of Purdy. was most serious ly injured. He is in a Spring field. Mo. hospital with head injuries. A teacher, Mrs. Alma Rogers of Miami, Okla.. was trans ferrcd to the Miami hospita after emergency treatment a the Cassville. Mo., hospital. Her condition r e m a i n s undcter mined. The other teacher, Mrs Ruby Mac-key of Purdy. w a s released after treatment. Authorities said the children were returning to Purdy from a class outing to Eureka Springs. Ark., when the brakes of the bus apparently failed on a steep hill. The bus overturned First reports of the accident the Blind annual membership said 17 of the children were luncheon at the Student Union hospitalized, but none remained in hospitals today. School Superintendents Back Sales Tax Hike LITTLE ROCK (API About 100 Arkansas school superintendents agreed Friday to work for the enactment of a bill to increase the three per cent sales lax by one per cent. The superintendents. Hireling al. tlie Arkansas Education Association, adopted a resolution to actively support the bill by Sen. Clarence Boil of Parkin on two conditions, One condition was that the School Distribution A c t passed by the legislature would be funded In full, as projected in the state Education Department budget. Th* other condition was that ·II dlttrlcls should receive at least $350 per teacher for salary increases and a proportion ate amount of money for the district's operating funds. Bell's hill would earmark .19 per cent of the revenue from the additional tax for thp public schools. It has boon estimated thnt the bill would raise $34 million a year. Forrest Rozzcll, executive director of the AEA, said the public schools would receive an rs timated $13.2 million under the bill. Added to the $R.2 already approved by the legislature, tnc schools would receive about $1,4 million more than the $18 million originally sought, he said. Hugh Blanchard, AF.A associate executivt secretary, urged the superintendents to talk to their legislators during the cur rent three-week recess to try to fjcrsuade them to vote for Bell's bill. The superintendents agreed that their biggest problem was to persuade House members to support it. The legislature is to return from its recess May 5. but Bel has said he doesn't think It wil be In a mood to pass any more taxes, including his hill. Del also has offered to compromise on a one-half per cent increase if he finds support for it. The superintendents met * the request of Wyley Elliott of Camdcn, president of the AEA and Roizcll. Keeping Up With Working Mother A lonesome mule colt tags along behind while its hardworking mother sweats as part of a five-horse team tilling th« spring soil on an Amish farm Bird-In-Hard, east of Lancaster. I'a. T h e Amish still work their farms by hand and horse (AP Wircphotn) power. Law Day Activities Planned anticipated lependent month for disabled. able. .he legislature lution placed given to fair ent children. Max McHa authored the am D. Hawkland. School of Law and e State University rk at Buffalo, an the Uniform Come. will be. distin- ing professor of w Day USA" ace University of Aril of Law May 1-3. Other activities will include final arguments in the Waterman Case Club competition, a reception and banquet at t h e Fayetleville Country Club, and a satirical .skit and the crowning of the tint "Miss Law Day" at the barrister ball. In addition, college seniors from across the state who are i Surplus To Permit Welfare Increases OCK (AP) -- An surplus that may ion will permit the ! Department to in- lecks of all welfare :cording to Welfare r Len Blaylock. aid Friday the in- d add $10 a month lid to families with hildren and $5 a he aged, blind and le increases would , as soon after June ·nt funds are avail- Iso said that the 15 -ease authorized by jre this year for nursing homes for the elderly would m the next checks. m urging Blaylock reases in grants in ·s as soon as pos- npted Friday by the e Board. The rcso- 1 a priority on aid nilies with depend- ney of Marmaduke e resolution which lylock to review the quality of nursing home care throughout the state. "It is our understanding that prior to these increases that some homes were understaffed and that a number of complaints were registered concerning substandard diets." the resolution said. "It is our feeling that an increase in payments should enable the department to expect an increase in the quality of care.' The resolution also asks thai Blaylock require all nursing homes receiving payments from the Welfare Department to ac- comodate a proportionate share of welfare patients who are not able to make supplemental payments for their care. McHaney had said previous ly that he would demand that the 15 per cent increase be re scinded and the aid divided among all categories. Nursing homes now receive $145 a month for minimal care. $175 for inlermedialc care and $215 for skilled care. Blaylock explained t h a t the surplus resulted from a declin ing caseload and various econo my measures. (iiiMiMiiiiiihi^^^ NEWS BRIEFS hanging n states will turn one hour ahead at 2 IT local time when Repeat Performance GREAT FAIXS. Mont. ( A P ) -- Danny Goans drove his car intfi a f^rnat ITiilI* serv-ire Sta prospective law students w i l l ·- visit the law school, and a representative of the Arkansas Bar Association will address t h e student body. Law Day is sponsored by the Student Bar Association. Events begin Thursday at 1:30 p.m. with a speech on reorganization and unification of the Arkansas Bar by Will Mitchell, past president of the Arkansas Bar Association and a partner in the Litlle Rock law firm of downing, Mitchell. Hamilton and Burrow. Members of the area bar associations are invited to attend. SPEECH SCHEDULED Dean Hawkland will spenk to selected classes at the L a w School Thursday and Friday. He is the author of several treatises on the Uniform Commercial Code, a comprehensive statute that governs commercial transactions. College seniors who are considering studying law are in vited to attend Law Day activities. They will register in the lobby of Waterman Hall he- ginning at 12:30 Friday. T h e eight finalists in the Miss La\ Day competition will French Await Vote Outcome PARIS f A P ) - Charles de Gaulle went into seclusion at his country retreat today, awaiting the outcome of the ref ercndtim on which staked Ins presidency. registration. Sam Bird conriuc f r o n Monticello. president of t h Student Bar Association, wi lead an orientation session fo the students at 1 p.m. T.ate they will tour law school faci! ties. Final arguments in the Water (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Beaver Claims Johnson Man BENTONVILLK -- A 32-yca old Johnson man drowned i Heaver Lake about 9 p.m. Fr day when the Ixial from whic he was fishing capsized. H was identified as Robert Lewi Price. Authorities s a i d a group men were fishing from boats a Helens Dluff about three m i l e from Horseshoe Rend w h c gasoline fume from the moto of Price's boat were ignited b a lantern. An unidentified y o u t h in I I boat with Price jumped overboard and the boat capsized. Price w a s n o t w e a r i n g H l i f e jacket and could not swim. The body was recovered by f i s h i n g companions and taken by boat to Horseshoe B e n d where a Rogers a m b u l a n c e transferred it to the hospital. lie w a s pronounced dead on a r r i v a l . Assault Fails As U.S, Radar Spots Enemy SAIGON (AP) - American varplanes and artillery pounded \'orth Vietnamese positions in- ide Cambodia today (Friday U.S. t i m e) as 213 enemy were :illed in a screaming dcatn :harge a g a i n s t a U.S. in; antry base, military spokesmen laid. T h » battle raged 45 milet lorthwesl of Saigon around a )ase of the 25th Infantry Division called Frontier City, one nile from the Cambodian border. North Vietnamese gunners lurlcd nearly 500 rockets and mortar shells at the base from jring sites ranging from just. icross the border to 2!i miles nside the neutral country, spokesmen said. The barrag* preceded a fierce ground assault. But the 150 base defender* lad hern alerted by radar sight- ngs early in the night and were welt dug in - sn well they only suffered seven men slightly wounded, the spokesmen said. Associated Press correspondent Robert Oilman reported rom the base more than 500 North Vietnamese troops from the Viet Cong's 9th Division stormed nut of Cambodia at about 2 a.m. and hit the barbed wire perimeter of the American camp. RED BREAK THROUGH O h m a n reported about eight North Vietnamese soldiem broke through the perimeter with bangalore torpedoes but were cut doun. Fixed-wing and helicoplef gunships and a r t i l l e r y from several surrounding American bases lashed the enemy positions inside Cambodia, with shells exploding about 1,001) yards across the twrdcr. "A lot of t h a t stuff was in Cambodia." said one officer. "When we receive fire we engage, them. We don't wait to ask Sihanouk if i t ' s in his country." This referred In Cambodian Prince Sihanouk, u l m has complained in the past about American and South Vietnamese violations of his border and severed d i p l o m a t i c relations with Washington hccntisc of this. U.S. commanders on the front are authorized to f i r e back If fired on trom enemy sanctuaries on the Cambodian side. Besides the North Vietnamese rocket launchers and mortars f i r i n g on the base, field reports said three .511-eahber antiaircraft machine guns opened fir* on helicopter gunships and World War If vintage C47« armed w i t h r a p i d - f i r i n g Gulling guns t h a t spew nut 1ft.000 rounds a m i n u t e . The enemy guns wrrt sileiK'fd ami none nf the planes were h i t . spokesmen said. Air Force t a i tical fightcr- bomhers aNo uere called in to support the A m e r i c a n hasp, but he has Price was horn Dec. 16. l!).'tf)|they a p p a r e n t l y stayed on the in Massaclinsetls. was an em Vietnamese side of the Iwrder. ploycc of Tyson's Inc. of Spring- In a nationwide radio a n d l d a l e and a veteran of the television address Friday night 'Korean War. he urged the French to vote for the reforms in the referendum, saying "If I am disavowed by a Survivors are Hie w i d o w . Mrs. .loan Ann Greiseler Price of the home: one ( l a u g h t e r . Carol of tho home: his parents. according to firs! .sports. Fugitive Re-Captured O Z A R K . Ark ( A P ) -- An os- c a p c e (mm t h e 'IY\as State majority nmong you my present Mr. and M r « R i c h a r d Price of j Hospital at Kirk was captured task as chief of state would oh Webb City. Mo.; four brothers, I here F r i d a y , in dnys after hr R i c h a r d nl l.awton. O k l a . l a n d a companion escaped b y Douglas of J u p l i n . Mo.. G a r y o f j s l i d i n g d o w n a rope made from K i a l t ' i . C a l i f , .mil Kenneth of'.bed linen. Forty-seven heir clocks on a.m. Sunday Daylight Saving Time goes into effect. Indians Warned NEW DELHI (AP) - Reli able sources said today Communist China gave India a 24-hour ultimatum Wednesday to with draw its troops from the strategic Nathu La pass on thn Sik- kimcsc-Tibetan border Indian clashed 1067. and Chinese troops there in September Press Criticiied MENA. Ark. (AP)--Slate Sen. Dun F. White of Fort Smith ac usrd the press Friday of biased reporting of the legislature's actions on Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's tax program. White told a Mena civic club that the press used slanted and misleading headlines and articles to develop public support for the governor'* proposals. service lion in Feburary. and the left front wheel fell off. He decided he'd better trade cars. Friday he drove i n t o the service station w i t h his new vehicle. This time the right front wheel fell off. Post Office Planned WASHINGTON ( A P ) Plans! viously become impossible and I would immediately cease the exercise of my (unctions." The outcome of Sunday'* vote Thclma is a n y t h i n g but certain. A public opinion poll published late F r i day by France Soir, the nation's most widely-read newspaper, showed 51 per cent of the voters plan to say "no" to Do (iatillc and 4!) per cent "yes." This means 200.000 votes, about one per cent of those expected to ballots, could de- t e r m i n e w h e t h e r l)e G a u l l e re to Paris. DC Gaulle's last m i n u t e ad for construction of a Jl7,077,00(1 dress was an attempt to change post office at Little Hock worc; t i|,. minds of w a v e r i n g voters approved Fridav by the Senate Public Works Committee. The authorization process w i l l hr complete when the House Public Works Committee acts on the proposal. War Continues Israel traded rocket fire with Arab gunners in .Jordan today as Egyptian commandos continued strikes across the Sue?. Canal Against Israeli posit inns occupied Sinai. iind .1 ( a l l for a "show of confi dence" in the t n s k he began more t h a n II) years ago "to give our country the democratic in slitutions adapted to our poo- pic " There arc dissident ( J a u l l i s t s who might vote "no" just to get a change, assuming that former I'rrmirr Georges Pompidou would t a k e over ami assure nn orderly successmn. To them DP Gaulle said for the firm time Hint he would stop down in 1072 w h e n hil second seven yeir term endi. Oregon and one sister. M r i. Smgletary nf I l i i i l t n . A u t h o r i t i e s identified the man Glen Walker. 22, of Austin. Funeral service w i l l be at 10!Tex A companion in the e«- ii.m. Monday at Siscn F u n e r a l ' c a p e , Jerry Morris, 21. of Houi- Ch.-ipcl with' burial in I ) h i f f , t n n , Tc\., was captured April C e m e t e r y . Federal Agencies Moving 10 Clean Up Food Supplies WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- Two federal agencies d r a m a t i z i n g t h e i r efforU to dean up food supplies. havfl issued new- food prwossmg s a n i t a t i o n s t a n d a r d s Hint n rcjxirl c r i t i c a l of many meal p l a n t s The Fund and Drug A d m i n i s - t r a t i o n issued the federal government's first industrywide sanitation standards for food processing - some m a n d a t o r y , somp jusl recommended. Tin- Agriculture Department put out the survey w h i c h showed that In the 50 states nnd Puerto Uico no moat plant. sell- Ing its product within Us own stain was found to meet ft* ccptablc standards in all categories of inspection after slaughter or during processing. The FDA regulations, effective in 30 days, rover such iternt as the plant nnd grounds, equipment, employes' sanitary facilities and parknftinir or storagi (if food products A spokesman for the FDA denied tho. timing of Ihc announce- men', of rules was triggered bv consumer advocate Ralph Nan- rr's April 17 charge that ·fo- ments in thr food Industry MTI contaminated products to an Hi- wary public.

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