Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on March 1, 1973 · Page 3
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Thursday, March 1, 1973
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JNIIDf- Edltorlit 4 For womm 6-8 Entertainment 17 Comics 20 Sports ., 27-28-29 Classified 31-35 113th YEAR-NUMUR 230 Jirtfjtoesit The Public Inrerwt It The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MARCH 1, 1973 IOCAL NMCMT-j Warmer tonight with i ami ttu'ndentonni p .. lowt In the upper 4d: Friday partly cloudy wth high* ii Uw, 60s; sunset today 6:11, tunrtw Friday 6:«. Weather map on page 38. i PAOES-TM CMTS Reds 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 ((·am in Pleiku puts the fin isliing touches on thfi hoots of her employers. Boots must lie shined before t 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 Washington 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 stale programs will not suffer. Democratic instincts differed. "The governors and the stales 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 state- aid programs. Ironically, the controversy involves what was the governors' pet project, the sharing of federal revenues with the states. A five-year program, totaling $30.2 billion in unrestricted aid to states and cities, already is under way. Democratic Gov. Kenneth Curtis of Maine called it nonsense for anyone to suggest that revenue sharing can make up for cuts in the domestic budget. And Bumpers said the governors arc feeling the pressure. "We hear it all the time--go see the governor, he's got all that revenue-sharing money," the A r k a n s a s governor said. Next up is President Nixon's plan for special revenue sharing, eventually combining some 1,100 categories of federal aid for specific programs into broad grants to be used in four general areas. But I h e governors were told at the W h i t e House that it isn't ready yet, and at the Capitol that it may not become law in the near future anyhow. Holton said Nixon is not proposing cuts in aid to the slates. "Everybody is going to have more money," he said. But Dial is in comparison with past budgets. Inflation anc built-in cost increases can iiean that a bit more federa aid will actually do the work o ess. And Mandel said there is a possibility that the governor? vho lobbied for revenue shar ng may in the end "become I'iclims of the very measure lor ivhich they fought so hard." THEFT NETS $25,000 More t h a n 3,000 pounds pure copper wire valued $25,000 was stolen from the 0/iirks Electric Cooperative Corp. on Hwy. 1C west Wednesday niglit. Sgl. Clint Hulchcns of the Fnyctleville Police Dcpni-t mcnl snid the thieves uscc bolt cutters to open n gate then broke open ft rear door to cnlcr the storage building. Hulchons Mild the ,1,03 ·pounds of wire WHS In 230 pound rolls, Governors Vote To Fight Nixon Plan WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic governors today voted unanimously to oppos President Nixon's plan to re vamp federal domestic aid pro grams until they get more in formation on how it will affec their states. At a breaakfast meeting, tin Democratic state executives de cided to oppose the President' ,lo switch many program "rom direct aid to so-callei 'special revenue sharing." "The Democratic' governor are dissatisfied with the kind o information t h a t has been give us," both about proposed ,budg et cuts and the shape and siz of special revenue sharing "iov. John J. Gilligan of Ohi told reporters. The Ohio governor, scryini. as Democratic spokesman be cause Gov. Dale Bumpers hai :o return to Arkansas, said th governors planned to pool thei resources to analyze the Presi dent's proposals "and to inform the Congress as to the real im pact of the budget cuts." Gov. Marvin Mandel of Mary scheduled to deliver a the States" address, land, a Democrat and chaii man of the conference, wa 'Slate o followe by a general discussion of go\ crnors' problems. Gov. Dale Bumpers of Ai kansas, chairman of the Demo cralic Governors Conference told reporters that nothing a Wednesday's 2'/2-hour Whit House session with top adminis tration officials had change the critical mood of mos Democratic governors. "I would be less than candi if I did not sny that I am n wiser now than when I came, Bumpers said. "I think Gov. Bumpers is un dcrstating his ability. I cerlaii ly t h i n k he is wiser," responde Gov. Lirnvnod Holton of Vil ginia, c h a i r m a n of the Republ can Governors Association wh (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Nixon Backs Away From Reform Plan WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres- dent Nixon, observing that his evamped social welfare pro;ram already has aroused "in- ense controversy and considerable misunderstanding," de- ended his changes today in a ipecial message to Congress. The lengthy message itself lontained no surprises and con- irmed expectations that Nixon vould back away from his 1969 velfare reform program, that vould have, in effect, guaran- eed a minimum annual income or poor families. Much of the emphasis was on ustifying t h e reorganization and in some cases, scrapping of past federal activities in the area of human resources. Pledging that he will displaj compassion that works--nol simply compassion that means veil," Nixon took credit for ·ecord human resources budge 1 le put at $125 billion--"nearly ,wice the amount that was )eing spent on such programs when I took office in 1969. -"The overall effect of these ·eforms will be the elimination of programs that are wastefu so that we can concentrate 01 programs that work." Nixon, who said "the welfare mess cannot be permitted to continue," acknowledged he va.s abandoning broad welfare reform "since the legislative ouj-look seems to preclude pas sage ... in the immediate fu .ure." PROMISES STEPS However, he said he is order .ng vigorous steps to strengthen ;he management of aid to fami .ies with dependent children--i program he described as "ineq uitable, inefficient and adequate"--through adminis trative measures and unspeci fied legislative proposals. As he had promised. Nixon again said he would ask Con gress for a new law "for alle viating the often crushing bur dens which property taxe p l a c e on many older Ameri cans," but he did not spell ou what he had in mind. Discussing his controyersia lismantling of the Office o Economic Opportunity, Nixoi pictured the move as strength sning anti-poverty programs b; moving them into Cabinet de partments directly concerned. "The only major OEO pro [{ram for which termination o federal funding is recommend ed in my budget is communitj action," he said. With $2.8 billion of federa funds having been spent sinci the program was humched ii 1965. Nixon said further fundini "no longer seems necessary o desirable." After stating t h a t "I am ii rcvocably committed ... to ful f i l l i n g the American dream fo all Americans." Nixon prom ised: --Rcsuhmission of fedcra health insurance legislation, tb channeling of manpower train (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) AHC Order Repealec LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Th Arkansas Highway Commissio repealed its previous ordc Wednesday to add about 75 miles to the state's 15.000 mile of existing roads. Ward Goodman, Highway Di parlmcnt director, said tli commission look the action bo cause of the legislature's pa snge of a bill that would add i the system 10 to 12 miles i county roads in each of II state's 75 counties by July 1. --AP Wlrephotc ROADBLOCK ON THE WAY TO WOUNDED KNEE . . . Bureau o[ Indian Affairs policemen seal off 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 hostage. holding II residents 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 to fasten works more securely in place, and placement of display panels in the gallery to improve observation; -- S t u d e nt 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 past when it should have taken more responsibility for protecting items from theft. He said if the department could demonstrate its ability to protect works it would be in a better position lo ask lor insurance. The department has experienced no losses in the gallery this year, he said. "We're trying t o ' d o a belter job on security... and we've appreciated Ihe publicity. 1 think it has made us work a l i t t l e harder. Actually. I t h i n k we were depending on the insurance company when we should have been doing a liltle better job at security our- se'vcs." The contract t h a t expired Wednesday started in 19fifi, the UA said last month. The 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 theft of eight acrylic-on- plexiglas paintings by Patrick Shuck of Fayetteville, a graduate art student. The paintings were valued at $200 each. T h e A r t D e p a r t m e n t estimated the losses at $2,000 last year and $2.500 in 1971. at nearby Pine Ridge, the closest town with an airport. "I have this assurance .hrough an intermediary and I snow the American Indian Movement -- AIM -- leaders are aware of it," he said. "I'm confident we can negotiate the release of the rest once we get .here." Their plane was expected to :ouch 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 with an FBI agent, the Indians have kept law enforcement offi cers at a distance, and there was an exchange of gunfire Wednesday morning. Contacted in Washington be More Rain Predicted By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Showers and thunderstorm are in the Arkansas forecasl for tonight. Light rain started early today in northwest Arkansas. An increasing southerly flow of moist Gulf air ahead of a frontal system which was Kansas, western Oklahoma anc western Texas early today is predicted to produce the show ers and thunderstorms. The showers and thunder storms, will be general over al! the stale with the frontal pas sage tonight, according to Ihe National Weather Service. C o n t i n u i n g cloudiness Wednesday afternoon over I h e central and eastern sections p the slate held temperatures in those areas in the upper 40s to low 50s. In the western portion highs reached the lower 60s a; clouds dissipated during the afternoon. atives of AIM under a tem- iorary cease-fire Wednesday, nit an FBI spokesman said here was no progress toward ending the stalemate. He said CONTINUED ON fAGE TWO) fore said his departure, he and fellow McGovern would be panied by members Abourezk Democral accom of the staffs of Sens. Edward M. Ken nedy. D-Mass., and J.W. Ful bright, D-Ark. The Indians also had demanded that Kennedy and Ful bright come to the reservation to discuss their grievances which include the government's handling of U.S.-Indian treaties and the way in which the Oglala Sioux tribe elects its leaders. VIOLENCE WITHHELD Members of the American In dian Movement who seized con trol of Wounded Knee, the scene of tragedy for red mer during the wane of Ihe greal westward push of the 19th Cen tury, said they had no intention of hurting their hostages, rang ing in age from 12 to 82. At least six of the captive? are over 65, the FBI spokesman said. He said there had been "con siderable gunfire" Wednesdaj morning. There were no reports of in juries. An estimated 250 federa marshals, FBI agents and Bit police from the Pine Ridge am other Indian reservations cor donen" off the tiny valley town They kept to Ihe heights more t h a n half a mile away, along four roads. Joseph Trimbach, agent-in charge of the FBI at Min neapolis who heads the fedora force here, met with rcpresen Latest Road Bill Offered LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A group of legislators from Northwest Arkansas introduced bills Wednesday to appropriate $41 million to construct a four-lane highway between the Missouri state line and Interstate highway 40 at Van Buren. To help finance construction and right-of-way acquisition. the bill would appropriate $20 million from the state's federal revenue sharing funds and $10 million from the general revenue surplus over the next two years. Introduction ,qf the measure follows the legislative success of a bill appropriating $20 million from revenue sharing and surplus funds over the next two years for a four-lane highway between tittle Rock and Pine Bluff. Bills also have been Introduced in the House and Senate to appropriate $20 million in the same manner for construction of a four-lane highway along U. S. 62 from Fayetteville west to the Arkansas-Oklahoma state line. Rep. Richard Mays of Little Rock introduced a resolution that would recommend that the Arkansas congressional delegation submit the name of John Walker, a black Little Rock lawyer, to President Nixon as a nominee for federal judge. Sens. Olen Hendrix of Prescott and J. A. Womack of Camden introduced a bill to direct the state Department of Parks and Tourism to issue $250,000 in revenue bonds to purchase the privately held Reader Railroad facilities in Nevada and Ouachita counties. The department would then lease the 12 and one-half mile railroad to a foundation for operation as a tourist attraction. Names Of 34 Withheld BY Viet Cong SAIGON (AP) -- The United States announced tonight that the North Vietnamese had handed over a list of 106 Amen' can prisoners and two Thais to he released over the weekend. But it said the Viet Cong has yet to turn over a list of 34 U.S. prisoners the Communists said they would release in South Vietnam. The U.S. announcement said: "The Democratic Republic of Vietnam representative on the POW subcommission, four-par.- ty Joint Military Commission, presented to the U.S. representative a list containing the names of 106 U.S. POWs atld two Thai POWs. The United States has not been advised "of the time and place of release. No new information has been received on the detained personnel held by the Provisional Revolutionary Government." This is the government of the Viet Cong in South Vietnam. .The chief spokesman for the North Vietnamese delegation, Bui Tin, said the POWs would be freed over the weekend. ·. Immediately after the list was turned over to the American delegation, it was transmitted to Washington so that relatives of the American prisoners could be immediately notified of their impending release. Once the next of kin are notified, Washington will make the list public. NAMES WITHHELD There were no names re. leased in Saigon either by the U.S. or North Vietnamese delegations. The U.S. side said it was told that the 34 prisoners to be freed by the Viet Cong included 26 U.S. military personnel and eight American civilians. The Communists released 143 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 released in two more groups, with March 28 the deadline for the repatriation of the last ones. The United States had expected the release of the second big group on Tuesday, 15 days after the first big group was (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Senate Completes Action On Special Road Bill LITTLE ROCK ( A P ) -- The Arkansas Senate completed legislative action Wednesday on bills to appropriate $20 million for n four-lane highway between Litlle Rock and Pino Bluff and to allow branch hanks to offer a f u l l range of hanking services. In the House, n proposal wns rejected thai would add $2 million lo the amount of f u n d s that would be sot aside for rural roatl Improvements under the administration hlghwny construction plnn. The I.ttllc Hock-Pine B l u f f highway hill would make U.S. 65 a fnur-lnno facility between the two cities. The rond is nl- ready (our lanes from Little Hock to the Puluskl County Una and the appropriation would allow completion of the project. The bill passed on a vole of 2G-8. Sen. Harold King of Sheridan said the 25 miles of the roaci from the county line to Pine B l u f f was "n pig trail." Gov. Dnlc Dumpers has expressed vigorous opposition to the measure, but hns not said whether he would veto it. He hns said, however, thnt it would destroy hts own plans for highway construction. The bill would lake $7 m i l l i o n ench year d u r i n g the next two fiscal ycnrs f r o m the slate's federal revenue sharing fiindn. Bumpers has proposed using neiirly nil of the funds for his own roncl program, Itep. Boycc Alford of Pine B t u f f , one of the sponsors of the b i l l , has told newsmen t h a t if Bumpers hns any political ambitions whatsoever, he will not veto the bill. Alford snid a veto would cost Bumpers the support of Southeast Arkansas. An apparent lasl-dilch effort by Bumpers to keep the bill from passing failed Wednesday. Sen. Max Ho well of Jacksonville approached Sen. John F. "Mutt" Gibson of Dcrmott, who wns handling the h i l l , and told him: "The governor wnnts to talk lo yuu," Gibson replied: "It's loo late now. Tell him I'm on the floor." llqwcll confirmnd Inter that Bumpers had telephoned from Washington in an apparent attempt lo persuade Gibson to hold up nctioti on the hill for a few days. Howell, who said he already had committed himself to vote for the said Ihnl if it passed "we'll he lying up $20 m i l l i o n Hint's going to be in litigation for the next few yenrs." Howell wns referring to a possible challenge of the vote by which the mcnsiirc passed the House. The bill passed on a vote of 50-21 and Spcnkcr G. H. "Buddy" Turner only SI favorable ruled votes that were needed for passage. However, Bumpers has said thnt lawyers have told h i m that 75 votes wore needed for passage. The House on a voice vote de- feated the amendment by Rep. Paul Van Dalsem of Perryville lo increase the total amount of f u n d s for rural road improvement from $6 million to $8 million each year. Under the administration's proposed highway program, $6 million would be set aside to match county funds dollar-for- rlollar providing $12 million for improving a n d surfacing Ihe largely unpavcd r u r a l roads. The full-service bank hill had hocn approved earlier by the Senate ·Bud" after Canada Sen. Eugene amended it lo exempt Garland County from the law for Ihrcc years. Sen. Jerry Jewell of Little Rock gave notice of reconsid- eration at the lime the bill was passed and after a debate of al- mosl two hours the bill was passed again Wednesday hut without Canada's amendment. The vote was 32-0. He salt! the amendment had been proposed so that a newly chartered hank of which he is an officer could be given a "fair chance to get started." Cannda said the amendment affected only Garland County, but some legislators contended that some language in the amendment might be unconstitutional. Sen. Morrell Gathright of Pine Bluff snid that if Ihe amendment was uncon- stiltitional the entire bill would be unconstitutional. I UA Ticket Bill Moves Ahead LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A bill that would provide that the.isr suance and sale of tickets to University of Arkansas, football games be on the basis of a drawing was recommended for approval Wednesday by the State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee of the Arkansas House. · Orders (or tickets would be filled on the basis of a drawing that would be conducted by an impartial person if the measure were approved. If there were not enough tickets in the sta- d i u m seats between the goal- lines to meet the demand, persons who did not draw a ticket would be given ample timej.n order to draw for end zone seats. -·'. The bill would negate the ticket priority system. '-. The committee voted 10-4*lo recommend approval of the bill by Rep. Paul Van Dalsem 61 Pcrryville. Van Dalsem said the proposal would provide lor an equitable distribution of tickets by prohibiting the saje of large blocks of tickets' to companies. Under the measure no Ind/vicinal could purchase niprS than eight tickets at one timer. The bill would limit the nuM her of free tickets that could-6? issued by the University lo ',y more lhan 2 per cent of the ,U? tal number of tickets. -*« Censure Urged MONTICKLLO, Ark. The Student Senate at the University of Arkansas nl Moii^C- cello has adopted a resolution recommending the lmmcri(g(« censure and removal from office of State Sen. Guy ·#. "Mutt" Jones of Conway. J Jones has been convicted -In U.S. District Court at LltH* Rock on charges of perjury mtd Income tax evasion, but has RM yet been sentenced. A motjfti For it new trial Is pending. ·"

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