Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 6, 1974 · Page 1
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Editorial 4 For women 5 Sports 9-10-11 Amusements 13 Comics 14 Classified 15-16-17 114th YEAR-NUMBER 308 Jlortfjtoest Th« Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 6, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy and rather cool tonight with a low in the upper 40s. Tuesday continued partly cloudy and mild with a high near 75. Sunset today 8:08: sunrise Tuesday 6:18. Weather map on page 3. .£·26 PAGES-TIN CBfTS For City, County 75 Revenue Sharing Up By KENNETH B. DALECKI. TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - The city of F a y e t t e v i l l c will receive $650,565 in federal revenue sharing funds during fiscal year 1975 which begins July 1, the announced. That is $110,254 more than the c i t y government received during the current fiscal year which ends June 30. This extra money is primarily to make up for a prior underpayment to the city. Under the latest data on Fay- ettevillc used to compute the city's share of the revenue sharing pie, the city is entitled to 5540,311. That is about $16.000 more than the city should have gotten during fiscal year 1974. Although the city qualified for a payment of $524.234 during FY 1974. it was in fact paid only $413.980 by the Treasury Department. Announcement of how the big $6.2 billion revenue sharing pie will be sliced up during the 1975 At Fayetteville Market Extortion Attempt Fizzles An employe of a Fayettevillc Spe-Dee M a r t store missed paying off $900 to $1,000 in an attempted extortion demand Sunday night when she inad- vertantly drove past the location where she was to deliver the money, Fuycltcville police said the woman. whose name was withheld, received a telephone call, at the store on North College Avenue. ;it about 11 p.m. Sunday night telling her to lake all the money from the store, put 'it into a brown paper bag and deliver it to a tree in the middle of the parking lot at'the Blue Castle Lounge, 521 Township Road- The female caller told the employe that a man was hiding across the street with a g u n and that she would not be hurt if she followed directions. The employe was instructed to take the money from the store to the nightclub and then go home, by way of the Hwy. 71 bypass. The employe told police she followed the caller's instructions until she realized she had passed the Blue Castle Lounge, and that after passing it she became scared. She said she drove as hard and as fast as she could toward her home. Police said that somewhere along the way, the woman's car hit something with such force that it knocked a hole in the car's oil pan. The woman told police the caller sounded like she was between 25 and 35 years of age and was nervous. A similar incident occurred at Springdale several months ago. In that case the woman store employe defied the caller and telephoned police. 'iscal year was made this week by the U.S. Treasury Department. Virtually all of the eligible 38.436 state and local governments will have their alloca ions increased during the new iscal year because an addi ional $150 million is to be landed out. The five-year, $30.2 billion revenue sharing program was approved by Congress iii late 971. There are virtually no strings illached to the use of the money by localities, and a survey showed nearly half of them lave been able to reduce local axes or hold down tax in creases because of the pro- ram. Some communities will find heir revenue sharing alloca- tors reduced slightly during the new fiscal year. This if either because of prior overpay ments, or because updated data changed their entitlement. The money is distributed under a formula which takes nto account a locality's popu ation, tax effort and per capita ncome. The funds are mailed quar- erly, and the first checks for ''iscal '75 will be sent out in October. COUNTY SHARE Washington County is to ·eceive $696,626 in fiscal 1975, an increase of $45.712 over the 1650.914 paid in fiscal 1974. Part if the increase is due to the act that the county was under- laid a total of $10,812 for fiscal 974. In Fiscal 1974 the county vas eligible for a total of 661,726. Towns and cities in Washing- on County and the amount they are to receive in fiscal 1975 are:: Elm Springs. $1,641; Farm n g t o n S8.419; Greenland, 2,849; Lincoln, $28,870- Prairie G r o v e . $35.220; Springdale, 1449,187; Tontilown, $2850" .Vest Pork, $11.168; Winslow. $1.064: Johnson, $3.986 and Elkins, $2,808. Benton County is scheduled If receive a total of $433,585 Towns and cities in Benton County receiving funds are:: Bentonvillc. $66,291; Centerton. $2.624: Deeatur, $21,058; Garfield; 5732; ;Gentry. $13,805; " r a v e t t e . $23.989; Lowel S11.299; Pea Ridee. $17,459; R o g e r s , $193,485; Siloam Springs. $112,149. Cave Springs $4.785: Ilighfill, $'109: Avoca, $778; Bethel Heights, $1,276 anc Little Flock, $1,690. Madison County will recc 5251.545: Huntsville, $9,774 and St. Paul. $941. Lawn Sale On A County Bridge? County road bridges generally look much alike, hut this one over the Goose Creek slough at the Illinois Rifer had a festive air Sunday. What was the display of clothing about? No one was around to tell (he photographer. (TIMES- photo by Ken Good) New Army May Be Over One-Fourth Black WASHINGTON (AP) -- Army officials predict that black representation in the ranks may rise to 25 per cent over the long term: This would be about 5 per cent higher than the current level and roughly double the percentage of young blacks in the general U.S. population. April recruitment figures have not yet been published, but black enlistments in the Army reportedly rose last month after levelling off in January through March. Army manpower officials said they were unable lo explain the increase, but it appeared the unsettled economic situation might be a factor. W h i l e insisting they never will impose any racial quotas, officials are concerned a b o u t achieving what they call a "representative Army." Secretary of the Army How- ard H. Callaway said recently that "if it were perceived by the American public that the Army was a place only where blacks really belong and we got into this kind of position, I think it would not be a representative army. "There is always the question . . . t h a t it would not be fair in times of combat for blacks to give more than [heir share of .. . the danger and the suffering," Callaway said. This suggests the Army still is sensitive because of allegations, denied at [he time, that blacks l o o k disproportionate casualties in the Vienam war. At the same time, Army officials indicate they are pleased with the quality of blacks in their units. One general noted that the Army's crack 82nd Airborne Division is 26 per cent black. The Army has been the focus of attention for those trying to gauge progress under the all- volunteer concept, because the A r m y was he most draft-dependent of the armed forces before the selective service law di«t about 10 months ago. There is no word yet on how block recruitment went in the Marines, the Navy and Air Force in April. However, the Marine Corps reported that just under 21 per cent of its recruits were black in the nine 'months since the d r a f t law went off the books The .Marine C o r p s has hac trouble getting enough qualifie volunteers, hut not as much trouble as the Army. The Navy, which has e.t pcricnced recruiting ups and downs, recorded close to 10 per cent blacks among its recruits in that same nine-month period ending in March. Trial Set For Ed Reinecke WASHINGTON (AP) -- A July 15 trial date was set today for California LI. Gov. Ed Rei neckc perjury charges stemming from the ITT case. The action by U.S. Dislric Judge Harrington Parker in dicated the court will turn down pending motions by Rci necke lo dismiss the inrtictmen or, f a i l i n g that, [o move th trial to California. Reinecke, a leading con tender for California's Republi can gubernatorial nomination was indicted by a grand jury April 3 on thre. counts of lying before Senate committee. Trial had been set for May 13, but Rcincckc's lawyer asked for the delay while the other matters were handled. R e i n e c k e originally hai pressed for n speedy trial tc have the matter settled hefor th California primary election June 4. Reinecke was one of the prin cipal forces behind a decision to hold the 1972 Republican Na tional Convention in San Diego The convention later was shift ed to Miami Beach, Fla. Early Morning In The Ozarks The dawn mist rising from a Washington County field this morning creates a .scene of heauly as early-rising cattle graze unconcernedly in t h e lush spring pasture. T h e scene was recorded other early riser, by an- TIMES S hotographer Ken Good, on is way to work. Others Considering The Step 60 Lawmakers Disclose Net Worf/i Nationwide Survey Shows Speeds Creeping Up Two months after the 55 miles per hour speed limit went into effect on a nationwide basis, an Associated Press survey shows Americans have slowed down a little but are still driving faster than the law allows. The AP sent reporters in the 48 contiguous slates to drive on [he highways on May 1, keeping at the legal limit of 55 m.p.h. to see what other motor ists were doing. The AP also checked on the number of speeding tickets issued before and after the limit was lowered and on traffic accidents. Among the conclusions: Americans in all but a handful of states, including Wyoming, Wisconsin, Idaho, Delaware and Oklahoma, are ignoring [he 55 m.p.h. limit, whining by a driver' who travels at the legal speed --The average speed on most highways is 65 to 70 m.p.h. oeiow the speeds people used to travel when the legal limit was 70 to 75 m.p.h. MORE TICKETS -- Police are giving out more tickets. Only one AP reporter -- in Indiana -- saw a patrol car actually pull over a speeding vehicle. But authorities cite statistics to show that they are enforcing the law stringently. The Kansas Highway Patrol said 6,091 arrests for speeding were made during the week ended April 15, up from 2,352 arrests in the same week of 1973. - The highways are safer. The National Safety Council says traffic deaths in March were down 25 per cent from a year earlier; Ohio officials say 107 persons died in t r a f f i c accidents on March and April weekends this year, compared lo 193 persons last year; North Dakota authorites said there have been only 31 fatalities so far this year, compared to 52 last year. --Speeds are creeping up as gasoline availability increases. Gov. John IX Vanderhoof of Colorado said he sees "more people exceeding the speed l i m its than there were a couple oi months ago. All they have to do is increase gas consumption b\ 4 to 5 per cent and we're righl back in the 1 same jam." -- Drivers think the lower speed limit can be enjoyable. jut agree that it gets boring n'er long distances in monn- lonous country. They also said there was a tendency to let the speedometer creep up to match the flow, of .traffic. Congress passed legislation late last year giving states u/itil March 4 to lower the speed limit to 55 m.p.h. as . a conservation measure or face the oss of federal funds. All 5( states .complied. liU.jJ.iJi. ,.'!,: :. ;..J!J:^ i . i : , J , ! , , f : . : !,'j:' ! . T!.::,:: ! , ',,..; r ;:::!',^ p ;::.rr""' j ', ' I , : ' 1 ' : 1 ' ' " -C' 1 ^'!'^^' !ti' : i ^'i? : " '| NEWS BRIEFS Driver Robbed A North Little Rock truck driver told Washington County sheriff's deputies that two yonlhs arme:l with a sawed-off shotgun robbed him of $15 at a rest s t o p near Brentwood about 11 p.m. Sunday. Toby Davis, a driver for Safeway Foods, said he entered the restroom at. the stop and was confronted bv two youths, about 10 io 23, who robbcrl him at gun point. Auction Plonned A Washington County Roart Department auction will be held at 10 a.m. May 23 at the county shop on Township Road,. County Judge Vol Lester said today. Lester ssid r o a d graders, Bulldozers, pickup trucks, cars and manv other items will be a uc Lionel! to the highest bidder. Weather Outlook R · Th \ - ' f 1 I' . , ' - i i * - 1 J i r k a n s a n s win remain dry through Tuesday. . . '. c . menuon ni pro- cipnaiion in tne national W e a t h e r Service forecast through Tuesday. However, the extended outlook calls for a chance of precipitation Wcdncs- dav and Thursdav, A cold front, is expected to move into the state tonight, but it should serve only to k e e p temperatures on the cool side. The forecast calls for partly cloudy skies through Tuesday. Rather cool temperatures are forecast today and tonifihl with slightly warmer readings expected Tuesday. Grants Awarded WASHINGTON (AP) - The Law Enforcement Assistance Administration has approved grants totaling $4.039.001) for the Sador Invited Here BEIRUT. Lebanon (AP) -^resident Nixon has sent President Anwar- Sadat of Egypt an invitation to visit the United Slates, the Cairo weekly Rose al Yousscf reported today. The report also said Nixon would visit Egypt during the first week of June. Scare Story Charged COLUMBUS. Ohio (AP) -Housewives don't have to worry about the price of bread soar ing to $1 a Inaf. the U.S. u n d e r secretary of Agriculture .says It's just something dreamed up by the baking industry. "There's plenty of whea' available, more than we can use." declared J. Phil Camp bell. It's just that for the firisi lime, the nation's bakers have had to Ho out and find available wheat Campbell told The Asso ciated Press Society of Ohio Saturday night. The govern ment has stopped keeping track of it. he said. "They came in and told us 'There's no wheat. 1 " Campbel said. "V'e told t h e m , 'It's there You just hnvc to go find it.'" Srunrman Killed H A R V E Y , 111. (P) -- A 71 year-old professional flagpole siller has been killed in n" fal at a shopping center in this Chicago suburb. Richard "Dixie" Blandy o Dayton, Ohio, was t a k i n g par in a promotional stunt at a shopping center S u n d a y when a cord connected to the flagpole was tightened, causing the pole to snap, police said. i lllDi[||lnlli!Uil[lllllllliniliniill[llllllllilllll1l!lllilllfLlllllllllHi Ex-Debutante ·** WP VW^fl I W I I I W Charged In Art Theft DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -The rebel daushtor of an EniJ- lish millionaire was to be arraigned today for taking part in the hifjffest art theft in history. Bridget Rose Dugdale, 33- year-old former debutante and holder of a Ph.D. from London University, was arrested Saturday when she drove up to a country cottage near Glandore. in southwest Ireland, p o l i c e said. The police said that in Ihe cottage they found 16 of the 19 paintings stolen April 26 by a woman and four men from the country home near Dublin of Sir Alfred Beit, anil Ihe other three paintings were in t h e trunk of the car. They included masterpieces by Vermeer, Hals, Rubens, Goya and Velasquez and were valued at more t h a n $20 million. The gang had sent the police a note saying it would destroy the paintings unless $1.2 million in ransom was paid by May 14 and unless the sisters Dolours and Marion Price were transferred to a prison in Northern freland. The sisters are serving life sentences in a London jail for bombings in the British cap- Uii ai. FORMER ECONOMIST Jliss Dugdale is the daughter of Col. James Dugdale. chief of insurance syndicate at Lloyds of London, and was one of the first women accepted as a member underwriter at Lloyds. She lectured oti economics at London University and in the United States and worked as an economist for the British Ministry of Overseas Development and United Nations agencies. Last year she was given a two - year suspended sentence for leading a gang t h a t burgled her father's home of $192.000 worth of silver and art works while her mother and father were attending the Derby, "I love you -- but I hate everything you stand for." she told her father in court. She said her parents had tried lo turn her into "marriage fodder" w h e n she wanted an academic career. "My hate of the system my parents practice and gain bv is stronger t h a n ever," she said as she walked out of t'na (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) WASHINGTON (AP) About 60 of the 535 members of Congress h a v e ^luntarily made public disclosure of their tax returns or net financial worth. Another 25 contacted in an Associated Press survey say they are preparing to make a public accounting of their finances or are considering thai ·tep. No members of the Arkansas congressional delegation were listed among those disclosing their net worth. Full piblic disclosure by Biembers of Congress is not re- Quired by law. House members must tile with in ethics committee « form listing business interests, but the worth of those interests is kept confidential by the panel. Senators must file with the comptroller general a copy of their federal income tax return and a list of finances not covered in the return. The information also is confidential. The Senate twice has passed legislation requiring fuller disclosure. The House, however, has acted on neither hill. Most members who have moved on their own to disclose their finances say they did so in an attempt to restore the crcdibiliy of government, especially in light of Watergate. "Those of us who have been cleccd to the legislative branch can help restore credibility in government by being frank and open in all respects," says Sen. Frank E. Moss. D-Utah. "One way to be candid is lo make full disclosure of personal finances." Moss gives an accounting every two years. His most recent statement listed $118,636 in assets, against $126,917 in liabilities. Sen. Howard Melzenbaum. D- Ohio. disclosed his net financial worth immediately upon being appointed to serve out the remainder o( Ally. Gen. William B. Saxbe's term. He said disclosure was important because "public confidence in the intcg- Arkansas Commission on Crime and I,a\v Enforcement. Included is a $3.362,000 block grant for all areas of the criminal justice system. Also included is $395,000 limited to expenditures for correc- rity of government has fallen to its lowest point." Met/enbaum, with a reported net worth of $3.6 million, is among the wealthiest members of Congress. But some of the richest men in Congress have not disclosed. They include Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D Mass.; Sen. James Buckley, Con.-R,- N.Y.; and Sen. Charles Percy, R-II1. Buckley says he receives about 200,000 letters each year from constituents, hut has never been asked to make an accounting. He says he might at some future date. Kennedy likewise has said he might make some form of public disclosure. But, in the past, he has refused on grounds his !'°".'^lilies. Other funds are » . . . ° . ' In HP M e / « [ tnr- i l n i » » c . f,.,*l. .*,finances cannot be separated, for disclosure purposes, from other members of his family. Percy says the experience of the Hearst f a m i l y in California shows that disclosure of financial worth can endanger the to be used lor items such administration. as Dairy Cooperative Fined For Illegal Contributions Advocate Loses (AP) - A candidate WASHINGTON' (AP) A Le- elections. political conventions anil caucuses held to select who campaigned on h i g h Valley Cooperative Farm- candidates lor the offices ... in safety of a public figure's fami- "form in a central ly. Percy's daughter. Valeric, hcavllv -"-"'"""' '" was beaten and slabbed to death at Ihe age of 19 in 1966 by an' unknown assailant. Of those who make a policy of disclosing their net worth, a number are multi-millionaires. They Pell, pleaded guilty today to making an illegal $50.000 contribution lo President Nixon's 1972 nrrtay in a state legislative pri- "iTM 1 TM^ mary race by a black incumbent. Jim lligboe, 28. a delegate who once violation of the United Slatei I.ehigh Valley is a dairy cooperative but not one of. the The cooperative was fined t h r e e giant cooperatives J5.000 by U.S. District Judge frequently mentioned in con. . George I-. H a r t Jr. ne-ction with the milk f u n d con- The f i n e was the m a x i m u m tributions and a raise in the d a i r y support price of 1971. million. gi' na hornr worked for the National Organ- i""""S- "»"· support price 01 mi. ben. Uaibornc · ,, , Reform nf Mari Sncc| nl Prosecutor Leon Ja- Only the corporation, but no .... who isls his net TM ln ° nr J° rs ? 0 » on ?v 752 vo?e " w o r s k i cnar « e(1 t h a t thc conlri - individual officer, was charged excess of $3 million. J^TM 2? Mr cent of those cast h " tion was , miMie between April by the prosecutor. 13 and April 27, 1972. "in con- The guilty plea was answered nection with the aforesaid gen- by James Rosenberg, an atlor- and Rep. Ogdcn Reid, D-N.Y., . .. ,. .- . ,. . . , who lists nil at more than J-U5 ln lhe Oak La «n district. Ull!!lill]llll!l[lil!i!llilHI!l!l!«l!llliaiillll[ll!ll!llllllllflll!«l]]l1ll eral election and with p r m a r y l n e y for the firm.

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