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April 28, 1974

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Jlortfjtoest IHth YEAR-NUMBER 300 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, APRIL 28, 1974 ·£68 CENTS Impeachment Panel Ready To Present Its Findings Spire To Be Replaced Courthouse Repairs Underway On To The Capitol Part of a crowd estimated at about 8,000 by Washington metropolitan police march down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Capitol Saturday. Following the inarch, a rally was held on the Mall where speakers urged Congress to impeach and convict President Nixon. (AP Wireplioto) For Solid Waste Disposal City Manager Impressed With Incinerator By JACK WALLACE TIMES Staff Writer Incineration may be another of the several possible solutions to Fayetteville's problem of solid waste disposal, according to Fayetteville City Manager Don Grimes. Grimes, together with several other persons recently visited the site of a pollution free incinerator at Ogden, Utah. He said he was "impressed" with the system, manufactured by Clean Air, Inc. The system at Ogden is owned by Weber County, but Ogden and nine other municipalities make use of the incinerator for the disposal of solid waste. Grimes said he and the others made the two-day trip in a search for reasonable alternatives to the sanitary landfill currently in use by the city_. He said the landfill is "not even a reasonable method of solid waste disposal, but it's all we have at the present time.' The new incinerator system, he said, if utilized by the city, would be far superior to the incinerator used by the city in past years. He said the unit produces no smoke or odor, costs less to operate, requires less maintenance and meets all requirements of the federal government. (Another alternative to the situation is the composter system, discussed previously by Grimes in the TIMES.) INCINERATOR COST Grimes said the cost of the incinerator is definitely "in the ballpark," especially if used on a regional or county-wide scale, such as the one in Ogden. The cost, he said, would be about $10,000 per capacity ton, which, for a 150 ton capacity unit, would amount to "something in the neighborhood of $1,500,000." A composler with the same capacity, which would handle solid waste for the county, would cost about $1,875,000, Grimes said. Grimes said that one advantage of the incinerator over the composter is the reduction of LOCAL FORECAST-Mostly cloudy and warm through Monday with chance of showers and thundershpwers. Lows tonight in the mid 60s with highs Monday in the mid 80s. Sunset today 8:00. Sunrise Monday G:28. Weather map on page 8D- material. The 'composter reduces the material fed into it by 45 to 00 per cent, while the incinerator reduces the ma- terial'by 90 to 95 per cent. The advantage of this, Grimes said, is that the city would have much less "left over" material to dispose of in a landfill. The composter, he said, leaves a kind of a humus material at the completion of its cycle, along with various other types of material it can't digest. If the humus can be sold at a small cost to plant nurseries and individuals as a soil conditioner. It would not need to he buried along with the other materials left behind (such as glass, rubber, etc.). All that would have to be buried .with the incinerator after the process is complete would be the ash, Grimes said. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) NEWS BRIEFS Wheels Stolen Ralph Wohlford of Johnson told sheriff's deputies ··· that sometime Thursday night someone took four 14-inch slotted mag wheels and tires from his garage. Wohtford also reported the theft of a stereo tape player from his pickup parked at his house, which apparently occurred at the same time as the other theft. To Keep Promise LISBON (AP) -- Gen. Antonio de Spinola's junta moved swiftly Saturday to fulfill its promises of civil liberties and a democratic regime after nearly half a century of dictatorship. Press censorship was abolished and newspapers appeared for the first time without having to submit copy to the authorities for approval before publication. Terrorists Routed MENDOZA, Argentina (AP) -- Armed terrorists broke into a military base near Mendoza early Saturday and attempted to take over the armory but soldiers routed them after an intense exchange of gunfire, unofficial sources said. No casualties were reported. The attack took place at the 4lh Air Brigade headquarters in the Plumerillp sector near Mendoza, 660 miles northwest of Buenos Aires. According to reports, the attackers drove a car at high spc-ed through the entrance of the base and raced toward the armory. Extortion Arrest LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A 42- year-old man was arrested early Saturday after he attempted to extort $100,000 for phony plans to free kidnaped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, the FBI said. The man, Ralph Lee Jones of suburban Van Nuys, had no connection with the kidnaping, although he claimed to be affiliated with the Symbionese Liberation Army, the FBI said. Agents said Jones claimed he knew where Miss Hearst was being held and could provide a plan for her release. Trash Picked Up LITTLE ROCK (AP) -About 500 people picked up about 15 tons of trash along 15 miles of the Arkansas River shoreline in the Little Rock- North Little Rock metropolitan area Saturday. John Mawn, public affairs officer for the Army Corps of Engineers, said the trash was hauled away in garbage trucks owned by the twin cities and Pulaski County. Israelis Killed TEI, AVIV, Israel (AP) Syrian shellfirc killed eight Israelis on the Golan Heights war front Saturday, and six more died in a helicopter crash while evacuating wounded from the battle, the Tel Aviv command said. It was Israel's biggest casualty loll for one day since the October w a r , the Israeli com mand said. Ily LINDA DOBKINS TIMES Staff Writer Warm weather has brought a assive spring housecleaning ifort to the Washington County Jourthou.se, w h e r e County Judge yol Lester is attempting to repair and renovate the 70- ycar-pld structure. Office areas in the Armory Building south of the Courthouse arc also being renovated. Probably the most obvious change about to take place in the appearance of the Courthouse is replacement of the spire that was damaged and removed several years ago. The spire is being completed and is expected to be put in place within a week. Anyone driving past the Courthouse has noticed workmen balanced on stages and repairing trim hear the roof of tile Courthouse. The trim and new clay-tile roofing being laid on the steep-roofed building is part of an external restoration project being financed by a | 3 8 , 0 0 0 Civil Preparedness Agency grant. County comptroller Lonnic Gilbow said the county is receiving the money through the agency's disaster relief program because ot rain damage to the building, The old roof leaked in many places, causing the numerous water spots on walls. The grant also includes the cost of installing the spire, although the county is paying $5,COO for its actual construction. Also under Ivay is a $253,050 project that includes construction of a new vault addition at the east side of the Courthouse and installation of a new. central air-conditioning and heating system. Radiators that have been in the Courthouse for many years have finally been removed, along with a 30 year-old boiler. Workmen began installing pipes in February and the new system is about 70 per cent complete. Gilbow expects the heating- cooling unit to be in operation by the end of May, hopefully doing away with a number of window air conditioners. The central system will allow for thermostats in each office. Heat in the Courthouse is now controlled by a central thermostat which leaves some offices too cool and others too warm, depending on the direction of the wind. The system should also save on energy consumption; Gilbow estimates that utility bills will go down by 25 per cent, The vault will hold records for the county clerk, circuit clerk, assessor, collector, and treasurer. The lowest floor of the addition will also serve as an Emergency Operating Center in case of natural and manmade disasters. This function has entitled the county to t h e use of $60,000 in federal grant money- The vault addition is about 60 per cent complete. The balance of the $253,000 cost of renovation is c o m i n g from the county's federal revenue-sharing funds, which are now being held in certificates of deposit. The county government is waiting to see if it can obtain a federal grant through Housing and Urban Development (HUD) before proceeding with cleaning of the exterior of the Courthouse. Gilbow said that if the grant money is available the county niay choose to have the building's brick exterior cleaned by an acidixe-rinse method, which might cost up to $20,000. However, if the county has to foot the bill, the less expensive (about $5,000) method of sandblasting will be used. Aside from the Courthouse proper, a new facility has been built in the Armory. A courtroom for juvenile court proceedings has been romodelec from the former offices of the state Social Services staff. Also created in the process is a juvenile counselor's office and a probation office -- the latter created by filling in one ent of a hallway. The juvenile courtroom by itself cost the county about $1,450. Those funds which are no' being taken from federal reve nue-sharing nor provided by federal grants are coming tram (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) FulbrightV Views Change On Seniority LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- "If we don't bring our organization up to date, the whole legislative body will lose the respect of its constituents and the whole legislative system will bog down." Who said that? "There are 11 members of the Senate past the age of 70, while 16 members are between 65 and 70. In their hands lie all the important chairmanships of committees because of the seniority rule. Most businesses that are run efficiently retire their officials when they reach that age, but in the Senate the older men control all important bills." Who said that? In 1974, in the U.S. Senate Democratic primary campaign, 48-year-old Dale Bumpers has suggested reorganizing Congress for greater efficiency and giving chairmanships on a basis other than seniority alone. But he made neither of the statements quoted alxive- They were made, instead, by J.W. Fulbright, who seeks a sixth six-year term in the U.S. Senate. Governor Bumpers is running for Fulbright's job. Fulbright turned 69 this month. MADE IN 1916 The senator made the remarks in the old Hotel Marion in Little Rock the night of Jan. 7, 194C, first reported in the Arkansas Gazette in a front-page article the following day. The remarks later were cited by Haynes Johnson and Bernard M. Gwcrtzmnn, who also bad access to Fulbright's files, in their hook, "Fulbright the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Waste Discharge Said Problem Water Quality Study Finished By PEGGY FUIZZEI.T, TIMES Slnlf Writer "The people of Northwest Arkansas arc blessed with high quality water in the region's streams, water quality so Rood.,,that almost any wastewater discharge, regardless of hnw well it is treated, will cause some deterioration in the overall quality. "In spite of this blessing, t h i s region has n severe water quality problem In that there la no place to discharge Uiu (rented wastcwnler without degrading the rccelvinR stream characteristics." This excerpt from the R e g i o n a l Water Quality Management Plnn under con ildcrntlon for adoption by tho Northwest Arkansas Regional P l a n n i n g Commission (N- WARPC) points out t h a t the area's water quality needs to be preserved. In an effort to mcnt this need and comply with the federal Water and Pollution Control Act amendments of 1972, the University of Arkansas' civil e n g i n e e r i n g department designed a regional basin plan for Northwest A r k a n s a s waters, Tho thrce-yoar-sludy which preceded Hie plan's compilation was conducted u n d e r the direction of Dr. Dee Mitchell, U A civil engineer. for NWARPC. The plan's adoption would provide the technical, economic, social and environmental bisls f o r I d e n t i f y i n g a n d im- plemenlinR wnlcr quality ob- jectives. Projected until 1000, the water q u a l i t y management plan includes all of Washington and Benton Counties and the western portions of Carroll and Madison Counties. The streams included in the plan arc those t h a t are tributaries to the A r k a n s a s and White Rivers in the four counties. The plan was presented to (he public at a three-hour hearing last week during which citizens voiced t h e i r comments and several objections lo the proposed regional vvnstcwaler treatment system In the plan. Because of the dissent and because not all regional towns were represented at the hearing rind NWAHI'C meeting, the matter wns tabled. A special meeting will IK held with a rcprescnlatlive from every town in the region at which time NWARPC members will vote on whether to adopt the plan. If adopted, the plan would Iw subject to review an approval by the slate Department of Pollution Control anc: Ecology and the federal Kn vironment.il Protection Agency Contained in the plan arc studies made of existing co.. ditions of water resources, of wnstcwnter treatment, of walcr resources protection and ol monitoring water riualily. Since municipal wastcwnlc, treatment plants are the major point sources for control of p o l l u t i o n ? . ! '.''.'··. KHfrt'cs, engineers studied lilio per(CONTINUED ON PAGE TtYO) nnntmmmnmtm rfffffffiimf||f»f||» ' -AP Wirephoto EGYPTIAN GHOST TOWN .. .construction worker passes mine detecting device parked in front oj Suez Canal Authority headquarters in Ismailia Abandoned After 1967 War Ismailia Died When The Suez Canal Closed ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) Tourists don't come to Ismailia to see ancient monuments, swim in Lake Timsah or have their pictures taken on a camel. The only residents here are those working to reopen the Suez Canal, including American navy and army men helping to sweep the mines from the waterway. Led by m i l i t a r y guides, the tourists cross the canal to trudge in file through the Wasted strongpoints of Israel's [ormer Bar-Lev defense line on the cast bank of the canal. They dig in the loose sand for war souvenirs and have their picture lakcn on the rusty hulk of an Israeli tank knocked out on the f i r s t day of the October war, when Egyptian troops overran the line. Six months ago, on Oct. 22.. 1973, Israeli paratrooper Gen.' But the battle for Ismailia, Ariel Sharon crouched over a large foldout map of Ismailia. Three yards away lay two IJgyptian soldiers, face down, dead. BLACK SMOKE Black smoke from burning vehicles and buildings plumed into the sky. Israeli tanks led by weary, dirt-caked soldiers churned through knee-deep dust and broke through orange groves and mud brick villages. The Egyptians fought back with salvos of bowling Kaliusha rockets and angry volleys of artillery. The white skyline of Is- mailia's high-rise buildings interspersed by slender minarets were only a mile away, anil Sharon, commander of the Israeli forces that had crossed onto the west bank of the canal, was in a h u r r y to take the city before the expected cease-fire. Inside Sunday's TIMES Crossword Puzzle 3A Wage Price Controls Dying 6A Chicken Cook'ing Contest Winners 28 Continuing Energy Crisis Seen 6B City's Parks Near Completion ,._ ID Couple Finds Good Life In Ozarks 3D Book Reviews 3A Sports 1C-5C Editorial IA E n t e r t a i n m e n t 1D For Women IB-SB Classified 5D-7D was never fought. The shaky first cease-fire of midnight Oct 22 stopped the armies right out side the city--and the Israel general never got to see it. To rediscover the order o battle in the desert sand alonj the Bar-Lev line today require: the trained eye of an arch cologist. Sand storms have buried most of the trenches, foxhole; and steel carcasses of the war. Only the d i f f e r e n t color of sane may betray a zig-zag trench line, or a rusty pipe may in dicale an Israeli lank buried in (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Allegations, Not Charges Are Involved WASHINGTON (AP) -- After our months of investigation the mpeachment staff of the House "udiciary Committee is ready o start presenting the facts it has gathered. The presentation is scheduled o begin May 7 after the committee works out final proce- lures for receiving evidence, ut it could be delayed by con- inued wrangling with the While House over additional evidence the committee has requested. The facts have been organ- zed into five major subject areas, each one containing specific allegations. They are not charges against President Nixon but various actions the staff 'eels could constitute impeach- ·ible offenses if supported by 'acts. Here are the five subject areas and the specific allegations involved in the inquiry: 1. Allegations concerning domestic surveillance activities conducted by or at the direction of the White House. --The activities of John Caulfield and Anthony Ulasew- icz in carrying out surveillance and intelligence activities allegedly at the direction of the White House, including the formation of the plan for the fire bombing of the Brookings Institution and the plan to create a private corporation with security and intelligence gathering capabilities called Operation Sandwedge. --Formation and activities of the Special Investigative Unit (the "Plumbers"). --The 17 wiretaps instituted in 1069, the wiretaps of various newsmen and the wiretaps alleged to have been conducted by G. Gordon Liddy. DITA BEARD MEMO --The Dita Beard incident, including the allegation that Liddy was responsible for her disappearance from Washington and her seclusion in a Denver hospital, and the report that E. Howard Hunt interviewed her before her public repudiation of the "Dita Beard Memo," which indicated the International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. would help pay the costs of the 1972 Republican convention in San Diego. --The approach to federal Judge Matthew Byrne during the trial of Daniel Ellsherg to determine if he was interested in becoming FBI director, the events surrounding the eventual disclosure to the court of the break-in of Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office and the events surrounding the disclosure of electronic surveillance of Morton Halpcrin. --The "Huston Plan" for domestic surveillance and intelligence gathering. 2. Allegations concerning intelligence activities conducted by or at the direction of tho White House for the 1972 presidential election. - The employment and supervision of Donald Segrctti, allegations concerning campaign irty tricks" and the relationship of Segretti to E. Howard Hunt and Dwight Chapin. --Allegations concerning the cover-up of the activities of Segrctti. --Allegations that E. Howard Hunt prepared forged cables tying the Kennedy administration to the assassination of President Diem of South Vietnam. --Miscellaneous campaign intelligence activities by the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Motorists Find Plenty Of Fuel, Bui Warning Issued By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Motorists looking for gasoline this weekend found plenty of fuel and officials said it looked like the end-of-the-mnnth shortages that plagued (he country were over. But they warned t h a t the long tines could bo back. "The panic is gone." said Harold P. Murphy Jr. of Springfield. Mass., president of the Bay State Gasoline Retailers Association. "People arc able In get fill-up*." Murphy and others stressed, however, that unless people continue conservation measures, the long lines, closed stations and short supplies would reappear. They said the end of the A r a b oil embargo did not mean an end to the gasollno shortage and expressed concern over drivers who have gone hack to pre-crisis motoring habits. The automobile association In Utah checked SO pasnlino stations and f o u n d lluil all planned to stay open until Saturday KVC- fi. T h i r l y - n i n i : of the slalion* reported they would bo open on Sunday. "None are l i m i t i n g t h e i r purchases," said Woody D u n n , manager of the UUh hrancli of the A A A . lie also said price* seem to have stabilized 53 cents a gallon for regular XHSO- line on UK; iivornKC and 57 cents for premium. "Them definitely Is mi Inv (CONTINUED ON PAOJ! TWO*

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