Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 23, 1974 · Page 7
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 23, 1974
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Funds Are Key Factor Pryor Says Education Is His Top Priority By BIU, SIMMONS LITTLK ROCK CAP) - David H. Pryor, 30, of I.llllo Rock governor years public snys he's running for because his happiest have been the years of service. He had 12 of them, six In the Arkansas House and six in the U.S. House, before ho lost in 1972 in a bid to move to the u,S. Senate by challenging Incumbent John L. McClcllan. In the current campaign, Pryor baa called education his No. 1 priority, but he has com- mittDd himself, to few specifics. Precise improvements have not been set because there is no way to know at this poinit how much money will be on h it n d when the next governor takes office. While n sizable surplus Is enabled him to appoint all projected, t h a t amount would be diminished --perhaps significantly--If Gov. Dalo IJump- ors calls a special legislative session this summer. He has said he might. Pryor's main foe In his bid for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination is Orval E. Faubus, 64. of Huntsvllle, the former six-term governor. Tlie two have met before--not as opposing candidates but as political foes, nevertheless. During Faubus' tenure as governor Pryor became k n o w n as one of several "you Turks" in the state House Representatives for refusal to go along with certain administration programs. While Faubus' lengthy tenure ing of Inflation Is Biggest Concern School Superintendent Says members of the state Highway Commission, Pryor was saying In 1061: "Although the Mack-Black- wcll Amendment tried to take our Highway Department out of politics, recent board appointments must put Arkansas on notice that the politicians and profiteering Interests w a n t them back and arc getting back In. "When clans arc professional appointed to polltl- politlcal commission, It cannot retain this nonpolitical status for long." Pryor said that he will promise no roads. Roads should be built on the basis of need, not on the basis in an interview FBI To Assume SLA Messages Are Authentic SACRAMENTO, C u l l f . CAP) -- The FBI says II "can'l tnko t h e chmice" that Ihc two lalosl messages purported lo he from the Symblonrae Liberation Army are not aulhcnlic. The FBI said it will assume the messages are real because they threaten to kill policemen If SLA mcmhers arc harmed and because the life of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst may still be In danger. The messages, signed by a "General Pax," do not reflect the usual pattern of the terrorist group. They were received Monday by the Sacramento Bee, and said five California NorthwMt Arkansas TIMES, Tuti., April 23, 1974 FAVKTTIVILLC, ARKANSAS in Fulbright Speech Bumpers Said Confusing Issues LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., chipped away at the foundation of Gov. Dale Bumpers senatorial campaign Monday night, saying that Bumpers was try- peace officers would cuted for any SLA the iromiscs. He said current highway of political he believes development plan Is based on need, but that voters should be careful to see that It stays that now living at Little way, Pryor, "The problems we see now are the problems that everybody sees. The problem of inflation. This year, or next year our revenues will increase only 3.6 per cent and there's not anything we can do about It." Harry Vandergriff, superintendent of the Fayetteville School System, told members :' of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Monday afternoon at an open board meeting held to discuss some of the school system's problems. "We could ask for a millage increase next March and if the millage increase passes it'll be another year before we receive the money from it," he said. Vandergriff told Chamber - members some of the increased costs ' felt recently by the system include a gasoline rise from 19.5 cents a gallon at the start of 1974 to the present level of 36.9 cents per gallon; a 60 per cent increase in the cost of gas for heating purposes and a 10 per cent increase in the cost of water. He said the price of gasoline is expected to rise another 10 Van- back this o be very careful in what it cuts back, so as not to affect he quality of education in the Fayetteville system. The possibility exists, dergriff said, of cutting he teacher staff, but 'would increase the work load of other teachers in the process and we feel that this is one of the things that gives our program quality. We hope we don't lave to do that." Turning to the drug problem problem, Vandergriff said he 'eels "that the drug problem las diminished considerably." He said the school's drug education jointly per gallon "before it's and that the school is cents over' expecting an increase in the cost of electricity. Vandergriff said the school board is considering cutting back on a few services in order to grant salary increases to teachers. Teachers, he said, have been affected as much as anyone else by inflation and need a. raise in pay. He said the school system ha. Rock, was a resident of Camden when first elected to the stale House in 1060, before he had received his law degree from the University of Ar- 1957 to 1061, he pub kansas. From lished and edited a weekly newspaper the Ouachita Citizen, which he founded at Cam 1 den in 1957. ATTACKS EDITORIAL Faubus campaign said that early in the Pryor's edito rials on the 1957 Little Rock Central regation favored troops. High crisis School showed be cxe- momhcr sending in They would de.seg Pryor federal become killed. The SLA, a group which authorities believe is multiracial, icavily armed and numbers about 25 young men and women, claims responsibility for the Feb. 4 kidnaping of Miss Hearst. John Reed, agent in charge of the Sacramento FBI office, said the FBI cannot assume the messages received by the Bee are not the real thing. "Since the life of the victim is still in jeopardy and the lives of police officers arc in jeopardy, we can't take that chance," Heed said. The messages, one in pencil and the other on a tape, were sent by mail to the Bee in a brown manila package with a Berkeley postmark. Before arrival of the pack- program, with the conducted Springdale system, played a small part in the reduction. Vandergriff was asked by a member of the audience what the Fayetteville School Board would do if it had to contend with Dr. Grant Cooper. Vandergriff replied that the board would try to discharge him within the "due process of law" required by state law and school policy. (Cooper is a professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock who sparked considerable controversy last year by announcing to his students that he had joined the Progressive Labor Party, a Marxist group.) Vandergriff said that most of the court cases reversed by the courts were due to school boards not following their policy of due process and not because of the "merit of the case." age, from the ·he last communication SLA was received Two Newpapers File Suit Claiming FOI Act Violated HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -Dr. Bruce Meeks, superintendent of the Hot Springs School District, said Monday night that no school board action was taken at two private hearings which the board held on April He said "the personnel problems of various students" were discussed at the hearings. The general manager and managing editor of the Hot Springs Sentinenal Record and New Era newspapers filed a criminal suit Monday against the school board for violation of the state's Freedom of Information Act. The action alleges that the school board members failed to notify Ihe two daily newspapers of two special meetings between the board and parents of school district pupils and that the board held the two private meetings "the avowed purpose of which was to defeat the reason and spirit" of the FOI act. Under the act, passed in 19G7, news media are to be notified Meany Denies Roie In Non-Endorsement LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A spokesman for George Meany, AFL-CIO president, said Mon day that Meany never called anyone in Arkansas about political endorsements. Some supporters of Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., had al leged lhat Meany prevented the Arkansas AFL CIO convention from endorsing Fulbright. The convention voted to main neutral in the Senate race between Fulbright and Gov. Dale Bumpers. Al Zack said Meany had not taken any public stand on the Arkansas senatorial race, Zack said the only endorsements made by the national AFL--CIO are in presidential races. He said slate political endorsements are left up lo union officials in each state. Fulbrighl said in an interview Sunday that he would not he surprised if Meany had pressured the local group. He said Meany had opposed him on several issues, including the war In Vietnam. Znck did say that Mcnny often clashed wllh Fulbright. George Ellison of Jacksonville, n vice president of the Ar kansa.s API/--CIO, sntd Sunday he "knows" Mcnny intervened for R "no endorsement" Salur day. Kllison snltl II Is obvious thai Menny hales Fulbrlght. "Every national election (AFL--CIO) he singles out Fulhrlghl for critical comment," ho added. Fulhrlghl, (19, seeking re-cicc Uon lo a sixth lerm, said ho will "tnko Ellison's words -- he knows." if all all special or called meet- ngs "at least two hours before iuch a meeting takes place." The act also specifies that executive sessions, or private meetings, will be permitted only for the purpose of discussing "employment, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any ublic officer or employe." The agenda mailed to the Sentinel Record before the ·egular board meeting made no mention of a 7 p.m. meeting prior to the 7:30 p.m. session on April 17, the suit alleges. Meeks said Monday night hat "only children, their parents and interested parties" attended the 7 p.m. session at vhich time disciplinary piob- lems were discussed. ACCESS DENIED The suit said a newsman sought access to that session jut was told by a secretary :hat the board was "in execu- .ive session discussing student personnel matters." It also alleged that Ihe agenda did not mention a second meeting that followed the regular board meeting on April Meeks said, however, that the tearing was included under the leading "other business" on the agenda. He said the regular school board meeting April 17 was rather lengthy and that the reporter covering it had left be- 'ore the meeting was concluded. He said that had the rc- jorter stayed he would have seen able to attend the hearing. Meeks said the present "so called" FOI Act is unclear regarding the protection of students -- wbal he termed "children's rights." The school board is faced with the problem of trying to protect the children from publicity, rather than having every charge against the child open to public view, he added. He said the second hearing involved a fight between some students. The Sentinel Record askod lhat the board be enjoined from holding any such future private meetings. Meeks said in a prepared statcmenl thai "whalcvcr Ihc law requires will be done, obviously," but he did not elaborate. part of the campaign, the former governor said. Pryor said Faubus' comment prompted him to wonder where the old files of the Citizen were. "I think they're in the attic of my mother's house in Camden, but I'm not sure," he said. "I don't plan to look for them. That was, what. 17 years ago? "I'm very curious to see what I wrote as a 23-year old newspaper publisiher." Pryor said, "Whatever it was, it was done in an attempt to appeal to reason in a time of great emotions and stress in the state. I cannot fpr the life of me recall what I wrote, but I'm sure that I will see it soon enough." As early as 1962, Pryor was a d v o c a t i n g a slate constitutional convention. One was held in 1970, but voters rejected the document produced by the convention. Pryor, contrary to Faubus assertioins, never has come out in favor of amnesty for deserters. He suggested amnesty for draftdodgers, but only if they met certain conditions, such as five years of public service ,in a hospital, tor example. The ex-congressman didn't support gun control, either, although Faubus used one state legislative measure to indicate Pryor favored gun controls. The legislation was a bill by Pryor to prohibit the carrying of a loaded rifle or shotgun in a vehicle in the limits of a city. The state Game and Fish Commission favored the bill as a safety measure and only a landful of House members voted against it. The bill did not pass the Senate. The measure required no registration of rifles or shotguns and did not affect pistols at all. Pryor's handsome appearance stands him in good stead on the campaign trail and on television, but one of his greatest campaign assets is his wife, Barbara, and his three young sons. Alluding to a Faubus charge that power-hungry special in terests were backing Pryor. the former congressman introduced his family to the AFL-CIO convention in Hot Springs as a "special, now infamous group which met in secret to put David Pryor in the race for governor." The 600 convention participants bowled with laughter. April 3, In it, Miss Hearst renounced her f a m i l y and said she had become an SLA comrade. P r e v i o u s communications have included evidence purported to show that the SLA lad kidnaped Miss Hearst. But the Monday messages lacked any such evidence. They "also acked the usual SLA sign-off, 'Death to the Fascist insect that preys upon the life of the people. 1 ' Mrs. Allende In Campaign Against Junta By EDWARD CODY NEW DELHI, India (AP) Salvador Allende's widow is campaigning around the work against the military junta thai toppled her husband's leftis 1 government and took over Chile last September. She has visited a dozen coun tries in Latin America, Europe and Asia to speak before al" kinds 'of audiences in a lonel, effort to preserve the memory of her Marxist husband and hi attempt to lead Chile into so qialism without violence. "The battle is against fascist. .. We have lo defeat the mill tary junta that Is now govern ing in Chile," she said in an in terview In New Delhi. "W can't rest until the military jun ta is defeated." During a two-week tour of In Three Are Killed In Utah Robbery OGDEN, Utah (AP -- Three persons were shot to death and two others wounded during an apparent burglary attempt at an Ogden record shop, police said. An ambulance crew said four of the victims of the Monday night incident were found in the basement of the shon, bound and shot in t h e - back of the head. Three vyere dead. Officers said two men entered the Hi-Fi Shop by kicking in the back door, apparently intent on burglary and not expecting anyone to be in the store. Police said they were alerted by a relative of one of the em- ployes of the shop, who heard screams in the store. The two burglars had fled by the time officers arrived at the scene. Two of the dead .were identified as Mrs. Byron Naisbitt. wife of an Ogden doctor, and Stanley Walker, also of Ogden. The third person slain was a girl of about 19, who had been dia as guest of the Nationa Federation of Indian Women Mrs. Allende, 59, has met wit Prime Minister Indira Gandh President V.V. Giri and leader of Parliament. She has also spoken to stu dents, newsmen and anybod else willing to listen. Her mes sage: a denunciation of the ne\ Chilean regime's repressio and charges that the Unite States had a hand In her hu band's downfall. The Chilean Embassy in Ne 1 Delhi issued a statement den; ing her charges and accusin her of vilifying her own coun try. Mrs. Allende came to Ind from Japan. Before that sh had been in Finland attendin an unofficial tribunal vestigating charges of tortur against the Chilean junta nea cd b^ Gen. Aufe'iisto Pinoche From India, she'will return E said previous speakin rope. She tours have taken her twice the United States and Cuba ar once each to Canada, Britai Italy, Venezuela. Berlin an Bulgaria. g to confuse the voters with a ilse issue. The main thrust of Bumpers' ampaign to unseat Fulbright, 30-year Senate veteran, has cen Ihe public's low level of onfidcncc in Congress. The overnor frequently has quoted poll which Indicates that only 1 per cenl of the American ·eoplc have faith in Congress. "I do not think that poll or 'hat the Congress' standing is as any relevancy to the race," lid Fulbright, during the tap- ng of a television interview ith members of the Little lock Jaycees. "I think this is an. effort to onfusc the voters and make icm think he's running against ongrcss on one hand and Mr. lixon on the other." Fulbright said his role in longress is relevant but not the ttitude of people to Congress s a whole. "The whole purpose of ampaign is to give the elec orate as fair an opportunity as iossible to judge the in cllcctual capacity and the mor al integrity of the candidates,' he senator said. The program "Challenge '74' will be aired on KAltK TV Channel 4, at Little Rock Sun day. Fulbright had strong word ! or President Nixon for puttin. iis "personal judgment above majority of Congress" b vetoing bills for education an r u r a l development. He said the same lack o ;rust of other people's judg ment on the part of the Pres dent had led lo the Watergat crimes. "What was the purpose of th Walergale? It was to circuir vent the normal electoral proc COMPLETE LINE Of BUILDING MATERIALS QUALITY MATERIALS DISCOUNT PRICES BANKAMERICARO - MASTER CHARGE WELCOME DELIVERY SERVICE ALSO NEW HOMES "' AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS KELLEY BROTHERS LUMBER CO. 2401 NORTH GREGG ON West Township North Gregg Phone 442-2351 is," Fulbright said. "Ho didn't ust Ihem to re-elect him in e normal electoral process, e had lo have a special group assist him by dirly tricks on le opposition -- the deslruc- on of (Sen. Edmund) Muskle y false propaganda." Returning to his criticism of the foreign trade effects domestic economy, In- umpers' ulbright campaign theme, said: "You're being ed to believe that Congress is esponsible for Watergate. Con- ress didn't elect President tixon; Congress didn't partici- atc in Watergate. What Con- rcss is doing is following its onstitutional obligation, said 'ulbright. Fulbright said the most im- Ihe the ortant issue now facing ation -- in the light of /iclnam war and Watergate -s the preservation of the con titutional system. He said it is no longer pos ible to differentiate between orelgn and domestic issues, because the United States Is Involved heavily in foreign trade and the __________ ________ ,. eluding the lives of farmer« in eastern Arkansas. On another subject, Fulbright said Bumpers was under a mjn- apprehension about the seniority system In Congress and how it operates. Bumpers has criticized the system, saying that a man should not be given an important position simply because he has seniority. But. Fulbright pointed out that under Senate rules, all assignments to committees, including chairmanships, are made by a vote of the entire Senate, based on the recom- , mendation of the party caucuses. · "The procedure he Is proposing is exactly the procedure we now have," Fulbright said. Law Enforcement To Be Stronqer At Folk Fesiival MOUNTAIN VIEW, (AP) -- Action against Ark. drug stripped of her may have been clothing and raped, police said. Her name was not known. Arthur Byers. manager of Moss Ambulance Service, said his crew followed police into the basement of the record shop. He said they found four people "tied hand and foot and shot in the back of the head." He said it appeared the victims had been shot with a small-caliber handgun. use in the Ozark--St. Francis National Forest during the Ozark Folk Festival will be strict next year. Larry Henson. forest supervisor, said Monday. He said about 3.000 to 6.000 voting persons camped at the forest during the folk festival weekend. "Drug use by these youths was prcty common." he said. "Most of it was marijuana, but wo found hard narcotics, loo." Henson said most of the youths wore not interested in a t t e n d i n g the folk festival acliv- ilics held al Mountain View, about 17 miles north of Ihe forest, FAMILY WALKS TO CALIFORNIA SAN PEDRO, Calif. (AP) -Stan Lewis says motorists stared as he, his wife and dog Lady Tramp trekked with a shopping cart 1,000 miles from Portland, Ore., to this Los Angeles suburb. Though possibly a unique record of some sort, the couple had a simpler reason than gaining long-distance exercise. They were broke. "I'm no bum," says Lewis, 45. "I just didn't h,ave enough money to buy a ticket." They ' bought sleeping bags and a shopping cart, all slightly used, for SI.50, Lewis related recently. The shopping cart, which the 117-pound Lewis said he pushed all the way, Ihe family eluding a small tent used for camping and a portable stove for cooking. "Sometimes t slopped to work at odd jobs lo get grub," he said. "I didn't care about myself, though. I just marie sure my wife had enough to Rent a New Piano On Our Rent-or-Buy Plan For Beginner Student New Pianos from $695.00 Mason Hamlln Wurtitzer Knobs Fischer Wurlitzer Oygant Rents for $15 Monthly Rent up to six months. If you decide to buy, w« will make full allowance charge on the purchase price. Give the children and yourself an opportunity lo see lost how mncb musical enjoyment a new piano adds to yo«r family life. Call today -- only a limited number ef new pianos available for thlf offer. Southeast Corner of Square Guisinger Music House Spring is... Slow Recovery ANCON, Canal Zone (AP) -The recovery of Alfred Albert I.aun, Ihc American diplomat shot hy g u e r r i l l a s in a k i d n a p allcnipt in Cordoba, Argentina, will be '.'n long, slow, uphill process," his doctor says. Dr. John K. Merry of the U.S. F.mbnssy In Pnnamn said [.aim's condition wns slightly improved but he Is still on tho seriously 111 list. I.aun, hone! of the U.S. Information Service In Cordohn. Is In Onrgar, Hospital In tho Pann m n Cnnal Xonc. H«- Is now able to walk a little. "They just wanted to he by themselves in large groups," he said, The forest service had a special task force of 40 men on duty during t h e festival lo liandlo Hie crowds and to keep Ihf rnafls open. Some drug arrests w e r e made-. Henson said, but arrests became d i f f i c u l t after the camps had boon established. He cstlmaled that a majority of the youths, who were aboiil ifl or 19 years old, came from Tennessee. Texas and Missouri. "We simply will not lolcralc this drug abuse in the nalionnl forest," Henson said. "Working with appropriate federal, state and county officials we will have a d o f l n i l e action plan to prevent It next year.' ' Henson said there was only one case ot serious drug overdose Ibis ycnr nnd no serious accidents or loss of life. M o u n t a i n View authorities reported 233 arrests during tho fnstlvnl -- most of them were for public drunkoness or for possession of a controlled tub- stance, was loaded with possessions, Lewis, who said he had set pins in a San Pedro bowling alley years ago, was looking for a fry cook's job flncl hoped to stay In tho area. They pitched thoir lent, which had gone through the winter and faced hail and snow on occasion, on a local hcach. They met about "eight thousand" people on the trip, Lewis said. Mostly, his w i f e added, "bums, tramps and hoboes." 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