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Monday, April 29, 1974
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Ask» Mayor To Quit Representative To Seek Rosamond Removal UTTU3 HOCK (Al') - State , Rep. Upljorl M, Tniylor ul North LIUlo Ruck said Sutiduy , lie would usk Gov, Dale liunin era to call a special legislative ·essioii to enact a law to allow · North Little Hock residents to recall Mayor Robert L. Rosamond. Traylor also told newsmen that he had sent a letter to Rosamond requesting his resignation for "the good of the city." Traylor said that there has been so much controversy in the past two weeks that Rosamond's resignation is the only way to restore tranquilily to the cily. Rosamond would not co... menl Sunday night on Traylor's remarks. T r a y l o r . said his action wa: prompted by the controversy involving Rosamond, former patrolman David R. Milks and Ted Douglas, a former aide to Rosamond. Former North Little Rock Mayor William F, "Casey" Laman indicated Sunday night that he also thought Rosamond should resign. · Commenting on Milks' resignation, he said, "That's one down and one to go." Milks said in n prepared statement Sunday night that he , resigned from the North Little ; Rock Police Department be', cause of harassment. ; He said he did nothing illegal j; or unethical, in scoring 98 per · cent on a civil service police · promotions tc-st given last · week. ', His resignation came in the · wake of an investigation by the ; Civil Service Commission into ; the possibility t h a t promotion ; examinations might have been ,· examined or taken from the ? city's personnel department. Rosamond and Milks told the -' Civil Service Commission last ; week about Milks allegedly ':, finding a "hanrl-rolled" ciga- ; relte in a City Hall office for; merly used by Douglas. Rosamond and Milks both Army Special To Trim al Forces ; WASHINGTON (AP) - The ! Special Forces, once this coun- ' try's glamour troops, are being ; cut back again as the Army ; builds a new elite force of light · Infantry. ' Army officials say the -· strength of the Green Berets is · being reduced to about 5,000 ·- men with the withdrawal of the " last 1.400 special forces troop- ·-' ers from the Taiwan and Oki. ": nawa by June 30. The peak ; strength was 11,700 in 1908. .; When the pullout was an; nounced some time ago, it was -; indicated the men would be sent to Special Forces units in -' the United States. But officials now say most * will he reassigned to other '- Army duties and that many '-I will be encouraged to join three '; new battalions of Hangers to be ; formed. ^ Although the numbers in 1 volved are small, the decline of ·; the Special Forces underscores ;- a shift from major" concern ; about guerrilla warfare toward ;; highly mobile units tailored to ·· fight conventional battles in 2 Europe and possibly the Middle "· East. \ The Green Berets got their ': big boost in the early 1960s '· when President John F. Kenne" dy and his advisers feared · Communist China and Russia ; would promote guerrilla style ; "wars of national liberation" in ;· Asia, Latin America and Af- j rica. * Kennedy administration offi- _ cials believed the tough, versa- i tile forces, operating in small '. teams, could be instrumental in -. helping developing countries * overcome such insurgencies. TRAINED VIETNAMESE ^ In South Vieitnam. where they ; reached their zenith, the spe- V cial forces recruited, taught ·;and led Vietnamese irregulars ·" in roconnoitering and harassing -'North Vietnamese infiltrators. « Sometimes they made forays "- into neighboring Cambodia and -'. Southern Laos for this purpose. The only Green Berets ov?r- V seas will be a battalion in Ger;-many and another in the Pan- · ama Canal Zone. Special ^ Forces training teams from the ; Canal Zone have been helping - some Latin American govcrn- -. nients troubled by insurgency ~ problems. '.. Meanwhile, the planned for- ;· malion of three Ranger battal- ; ions represents a revival of a ·; force created in Worlu War II. ; when the Rangers were mod- ·, eled after the British Com- .· mandos. -' The aim of the new program '.- Is to provide specially trained - light Infantry units that can be . moved where needed in a crisis : even more swiftly than air.' borne battalions because they ·. will be imemcumbcrcd by artil- ; lery, vehicles and other heavy ; equipment. -. Numbering 588 officers and '· men. Ranger battalions will be - about 200 fewer in strength : than conventional Army battal- ··'.. ions. Their biggest weapon will ;.' he 90mm rccoillcss guns. light:. weight but heavy hitting. Each ; battalion will have only two ; jeeps and no other rolling "-stock, TERMITES ? - CAU ADMIRAL ; PEST CONTROL flonchev An(», Spirfen, etc. COMMERCIAL t . RESIDENTIAL 442-72^8 inlrt they hclleve tlio cigarette- was a m a r i j u a n a cigarette. Douglas, former North Little lock assistant public relations director, said he would file H slander suit against Rosamond ml Milks for rcmnrks they made to Hie commission. Douglas said Sunday that he iclieved he had been vindicated by Milks' resignation, hut added t h a t he would still lllo he slander suit. "Actually the wrong man re- signal," he said. "...No one has .he power to fire Mayor Rosa- nond who perpetrated tho vhole scheme." Traylor sntd he had known Douglas for 10 years and that ho was a good friend. "1 think It's lime [he people of North Little rock stood up against this regime* of Mr. Rosamond's and stood up for Tod Douglas," lie added. Traylor said the Rosamond administration has made North Little Rock the "laughing stock of the state." Milks had testified before the commission that he had borrowed a key to the personnel office to search fur m a r i j u a n a in Douglas' office. lie denied that lie had borrowed the key to open the office to obtain an advance look at the civil service police promotions test which he took on Thursday. Colbert Returns To The Stage After A 10-Year Retirement By BOB THOMAS LOS ANGELES (AP) -- leachcomber," said Colbert, explaining ;uess I wasn't cut out to be a Claudette ,, why she ended a 10-year retirement for i grueling six-month tour of the Jnited States in a new play, Miss Colbert, who won the Academy award for "It Hap- )ened One Night" and still ooks glamorous at 68, was back in town with "A Commu- lity of Two,' ^hodorov. a play by Jerome The theater was the sparkling new Shubert in Century City, occupying the onetime '20th Century-Fox backlot where she made "Drums Along the Mo- lawk," "Three Came Home" and other films. That isn't the only changes she notices. "When vere on I left, the studios the wane," she observed backstage after a mati- )ee. "Now the studios are dead." Miss Colbert has seen it all happen. Born in Paris and educated there and in New York, he came to Hollywood in the ate 1920s as part of the invasion of Broadway actors who vere needed for the new talk- es. "That was during the depres- Syrian Patrols Raid Israelis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syrian patrols raided an Is- 'aeli forward position on the Jolan Heights before dawn to day and "captured arms and ammunition left behind by flee- ng enemy soldiers," the Syrian command reported. A communique said the pa- rols all returned safely but made no mention of Israeli cas- lalties. It said the target was lasm el Khawaled, believed to 'ie on the edge of the 300- :quare-mile salient Israel cap- ured in the October war. The Syrian command said wo Israeli planes attacked Syran positions on Mt. Hermon, verlooking the Heights, at awn. The planes "were presented from hitting targets by 3ur anti-aircraft defense sys- em," the communique report- id. It was the 49th day of batting on the Golan Heights, and he war of attrition went on as iccretary Kissinger of State- launched Henry A. his fifth icacemaking mission to the Hiddle East with a meeting in Geneva with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. Strafing and bombing attacks »y both sides were reported lunday. Israel said it sent its fighters gainst Syrian positions on Mt. Hermon, and that other Israeli lanes hit Syrian targets soulh f the October bulge. Syrian jets strafed Israeli portions an hour later, the 1s- aelis said. Syria claimed its anti-aircraft ire downed one Israeli jet, but sracl said all its planes re- urncd s"afely. Eyewitnesses in Lebanon ilaimed an Israeli armored nit seized the Shahar peak on lie Lebanese side of Mt. Hernon early Sunday, and Leba- icsc and Israeli troops cx- ihangcd fire. There was no onfirmation from Israel Arab news analysts in Beirut elieye Syria has escalated the ighting to strengthen its bara i n i n g position in the 'lis- ngagemcnt negotiations with sracl for which Kissinger is icting as go-between. Kissinger s due in Damascus later this veck after stops in Algeria, jgypt and Israel. Former Coach Dies LARGO, Fla. (AP) -- Edvard N. Anderson. 73, former cad football coach at Holy oss in Worcester, Mass., and member of (he Football Hall f Fame, died Friday. 5'/ 4 % 5 3 /4% 61/2% 7!/ 2 % ffe tmve · saving! program ·nrt Interest rale to meet your otedt. Foyettevilfe Savings Loan Association Ul N. Ent Av«flM sion, and the stage was dead as a dodo." she recalled. "Luckily, the movies needed us." She spent her early film years as a contract player at Paramount and in the postwar years became one of the highest paid free-lance stars. When her career began to dip, she returned to the stage in 1958, scoring a hit with Charles Boyer in "Marriage-Go-Round." "In 1963. I did another play, The Irregular Word to Love, she said. lasted five months, but then the assassination of President Kennedy depressed the theater business, and the show folded.'' The actress and her husband, Dr. Jcel Pressman, had grown fond of the life on Barbados, bought a home on the island, and she quietly retired. She remained at Barbados after her husband's death, spending each autumn at her apartment in Paris. "But nobody ever retires in our business, not when you've got acting in your blood," she sighed. And so she agreed to return to the theater in "A Community of Two," volunteering for the cross-country tour rather than take the play directly to New York. "The play is a bubble. but people love it," she reasoned ' The New York critics wouldn't like it because it has no social significance. So why go right into New York and run the risk of losing everything? "This way, the investors can be paid back by the end of the tour." The cities remaining on the tour are Phoenix. St. Louis, Cincinnati, Columbus, Ohio, Cleveland, Toronto, New Haven and Chicago. . "I'm finding out about the United States on this tour," she remarked. "With my schedule, about the only recreation I have time for is go to the museums. I have been astounded to discover the incredible treasurers that can be found.' Morton In Campaign LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dickey Morton, a former University of Arkansas football star, will serve as youth coordinator for Lt. Gov. Bob C. Riley's campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor. Morton, 22, said at a news conference with Hiley Saturday lie was impressed with the program for a progressive state as advanced by Riley. "I think Ri- iey is the man to do it," Morton said. Morton, recruited from Texas for the Razorbacks, said he had signed with the Pittsburgh Slcflers. He said he imagined he would spend six months of the year with the professional football team and the other six months in Arkansas. Reds Use Tanks For First Time in So. Vietnam SAIGON, South Vietnam To Oppose Sen. Fulbright (AP) North Vietnamese tanks miule their first appearance of the Vicltnam War In the Mekong Delta Sunday night, (he South Vietnamese military command reported. The command said the North Vietnamese used five light amphibious t a n k s In an attack on Hie Long Khot outpost, on the Cambodian border 55 miles southwest of Saigon. A communique said government troops and armored vehicles were rushed to the post, and South Vietnamese artillery knocked out one of the tanks. The communique said initial reports indicated two government soldiers were killed and 12 were wounded, while Communist casualties had not y e t been determined, S a i g o n ' s chief military spokesman, LI. Col. Lc Truni Hicn, said the post was mannei by about 100 militiamen. He said the battle lasted about an hour, and the North Vietnamese withdrew into Cambodia after the government reinforcements moved in. The South Vietnamese command also reported that Viet Cong gunners shelled Tuycn Binh arid Moc Hoa, both south of Long Khot, killing six civilians and injuring eight. Hicn said with this attack in the delta, "the Communist general offensive has really started." He said the North Vietnamese and Viet Cong are having difficulty moving supplies and are concentrating their attacks on border areas closest to their bases m Cambodia and Laos Area 4-H Clubs To Participate In Short Course Twelve members of 4-H Clubs Washington County will the Citizenship at the Nations' participate in Short Courses .. 4-H Center in Washington, D.C this summer. They are Raymond Bell, Steven King, and John Mefford all of Sasnakra Club; Ga Broyles, Bethel Grove, Lind Christian, and Becky Hicks both of White River; Donal Hatfielcl, Prairie Grove; Shell Montgomery, Highland; D'An Puryear, Burkshed; Rare R u s s e l l , Springdale C o m munity; James Swope, Elkin and Debbie Trammel!, Harmoi They will be among 168 A kansas 4-H members and eigh adult leaders who will etten the four separate delegations I the shortcourse. The dates for the course ar May 31-June 9; June 13-23; Jul 5-14 and July 2G-Aug. 4. Th groups will travel from Litt' Rock by chartered bus. The delegates were selecle by the county 4-H Foundatio Board after interviews. Th foundation pays part of th expenses for this trip. Northvmt Arkanta* TIMES, Mon., April 29, 1974 PAVIVTIVILLI, ARKANSAS Candidate Fights For TVTitne U'i'TI/B ROCK (AP) -- John primary this time because, he [farrisi Jones' problem is name recognition. The solution, he says. Is television. Jones is the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate. Ills opponent In November will be either Sen. J. W. Fulbright or Gov. Dale Bumpers -- both well-known In Arkansas. Jones may have some trouble n getting sufficient television time. If tentative decisions by Uttle Rock television executives extend into the general election campaign, KATV and KARK-TV will limit senatorial candidates to 30 minutes campaign time while KTHV will limit the time to two 30-minule appeals. Jones, 52, of Pine Bluff has , , asked the stations to reconsider their pnlioics, but has gotten no response yet. He said he was particularly concerned about television exposure because "It's the only way that someone who is not in office can present his platform to a large enough audience to overcome the advantages of an " has campaigned incumbent." Jones, who previously as a Democrat, doesn't see his three unsuccessful races for the House as an indication of how he will fare in this year's Senate race. "We've been experimenting with other viewpoints over the last great many years, and I think the time is now recognized by the public that we need to restore some old values of work Incentives and individual initiative," Jones said. Jones first ran for Congress in the old 6th District in 1956 opposing the late Rep. W. F Norrell. He finished second in 1961 in a special election in which Mrs. Norrell was to succeed her husband after his death. Jones ran again in 1966 when David H. Pryor, now a candidate for the Democratic nomination for governor, was elected to Congress from the 4th District. PREDICTS VICTORY Despite these losses, Jones said he believes he can defeat the winner of the Democratic Son Helps Father LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Da vid Stewart of Danville is ge ting some help in his campaig for the Democratic nominatio for Congress in the 3rd Distric from his 4-year-old son, Kevin Saturday, Mrs. Stewart lol about the youngster's ir volvement in the campaign. 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In fact, Jones said, hoth men are of the George McGovern "action in the national Demo- :ratic parly. Although Jones, a hankcr'and awyer, did not register as a Republican until about the end of March, he said his shift to ;he GOP began with the 1972 D e m o c r a t i c National Convention. "I wasn't confident that the convention could protect the long-term interests," he said. "It was a left-wing dominated convention. 1 was convinced that George McGovern was not q u a l i f i e d to he president of the United States." Explaining why he considered Fulbright and Bumpers to he in the McGovern faction, Jones said, "They were both at the Democratic convention that nominated McGovern. Neither one of them protested. Their announced political philosophies are very much in line with Sen. McGovern's campaign." That is the reasoning upon which Jones bases his belief that he can defeat his Democratic foe in November. (He would not speculate on whether Fulbright or Bumpers would be easier to defeat.) "What should help a Republican candidate is to provide an alternative -- a more moderate, conservative philosophy," he said. This, Jones believes, can help him overcome the fact that Arkansas has been a traditionally Democratic state. Jones also said he couldn't see how Watergate could be an issue in the general election. "None of the candidates, so far as I know, had any participation in it," he said. "I'm not going to condone any illegal conduct." during his campaign he would discuss foreign affairs, national defense, government spending, inflation and lack of confidence in governmental officials. He was reluctant to comment on any of these issues because, he said, he didn't want to affect Ihe Democratic primary and he did not know who his opponent In the general election would be. . He did say, though, that Congress should participate mure in the budgeting process. President Nixon's proposed budget of more than 5300 billion could be reduced, he said. ONE 'ILLUSION' "One of the areas that has characterized the McGovern faction of Ihe national Democratic party." ho said, "was the illusion that spending federal money would solve problems which can only be solved by individual effort. This will be one of the issues, regardless of which one of them is the Democratic candidate." A l t h o u g h Jones didn't want to discuss specilic issues as they might or might not differ with the views of either Bumpers or Fulbright, he aimed his April Z filing statement at Fulbright, "The return of Sen. Kulbright to the Senate," Jones said, "would be interpreted by the Soviet Union and other Commu- financing, Bumpers; or 'example, has said he is limiting contributions to his campaign to $1,000 each. Fulbright, hpw- :vcr. has said he welcQttic* .arge contributions, but that, his vote isn't for sale at any priijc. Jones said he hadn't received any promises oF financial 'Support yet "because I haven't been out looking for them, i "I don't think this is thelort of campaign where we. could put any limits," he sn'r 1 nist nations as a ratification by the American people of his attitude of submission to Russian power." Jones' Democratic foes oul ·" spj|t_on thejssue of_campaigni point," Jones said if a contribution were so large that it -..·- .1 cause the public to think that it might influence his Judgment, "then you ought to stop. "I'm not for sale for any amount." he said. "' ·· -··'·'"··; happy to accept a $1,000 contribution with the undcr.s. ... ; that I was not and would "'ol make any commitment on ,j.|iat basis." MANY FACTORS However, Jones conceded that he probably wouldn't receive many, ir any, donations above this amount anyway.'But he added. "I have no way of knowing; we haven't set up the campaign finance committee I yet. 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