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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 11

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14 NorthwM) Arkonto. TIMES, Wed., May «, 1974 rVCTTIVILLI. Some New Faces, But Same Issues In Nixon. Struggle To Head Ramay Student Council Student Council officers, who student body last week. The Nita Orr, secretary and Da- wlll serve during the 1974-75 officers, from left, are Allen vid Ciuisinger, treasurer, school year were elected by Klmbrough, president; Flor- (TIMKSphnln by Ray Gray) Ramay Junior High School ence Karp, vice president; Old Ballroom Is Scene Oi Twenties Prom CORAL GABLES, Flu. (AP) -- "The '2fls were such a happy lime," says Tom Pepper, president of the Coral Gables High j u n i o r class, "There was a lot more going on then." A number of bis classmates agree. As a result, they've spent 5.062 hours over eight months restoring the g r a n d ballroom of the long-closed Billmore Hotel so their spring prom can bo held in the tuxndo- and-gown atmosphere of a vanished era, "I don't know exactly how it got going," said Pepper. "I was just talking to my grandmother am), well, you know, it didn't seem like such an impossible thing. 11 PERMISSION GIVEN · Pepper went before Ihe city commission in this Miami suburb and got permission to re store the ballroom to Its 1926 opulence. He enlisted the aid of 250 schoolmates and three school service clubs, which raised money for tools. Under the g u i d a n c e of the building's maintenance director and with contributions from members of (he community, the students began working, mainly on Saturdays. One contractor estimates they performed $'10.000 worth of labor. Meet Set Thursday I,ITT!,K ROCK ( A P ) -- Representatives of the stale's eight regional planning and development districts are scheduled to appear Thursday before a special meeting of the Legislative Joint Auditing committee. The meeting was scheduled after several directors of the agencies said they wanted to respond to recent criticism by slate Sen. Bill Walmsley of Ba tesville. Walmsley is chairman of the committee's Subcommittee on Planning and Development Dis tricts and Mental Heallh Cen- lers. The regular monthly meeting of the Joint A u d i t i n g Committee will be held Friday. Coral Gables acquired the 15 story Biltmore last year and is .coking for ways to use it. It las been declared a National Historic Monument. j During World War IT. the' building was used as a veterans' hospital. The balloorm was used for laboratories, broken up into small compartments. Rut before the students started, it was filled with j u n k . WORK BEGAN "We had to rip out all those walls and all the piping and fix lures." Pepper said. The students rcplastered the walls, built a three-story-high scaffold and painted the enlire ballroom. They also restored some of the ornamental work. "We've created a place where everybody in the com munily can go," Pepper said. "They did a real first-class job, one hell of a fine job." said one city official. "I guess thai it shows that not all k i d s are bad." WASHINGTON (AP) -- The newest White House stand against yielding subpoenaed lap* recordings looks like a replay of last year's battle in the courts. But this time it may end up in the Supreme Court. Last year's drama moved through the U.S. Dislricl Court. Ihen Ihe U.S. Court, of Appeals before Ihe White House suddenly reversed Us stand and yielded. 11 cost Archibald Cox his job as special Walergate prosecutor, led to the resignations of the attorney general am! bis deputy and slirred impeachment talk. The current revival, also involving a subpoena against President Nixon for Watergate tapes, has a new presidential lawyer and a new prosecutor in the starring roles. James D. St. Clair. the Boston t r i a l attorney who replaced constitulional scholar Charles Alan Wrighl at the White House, announced Tuesday t h a t "the President decided we would not he willing to come to an accommodation on that mailer and it will be pressed." SIXTH SERIES He was talking about White House e f f o r t s to quash the sixth of the subpoena series againsl the President--this one demanding tapes to he used as evidence in the Watergate cov- T-up trial next September. Cox's successor. Leon Jaworski--also a skilled trial lawyer --had foreseen the possi of such a move in original request fo U.S. Districi Judge John J. Sir tea for cour jacking. He said he was asking he subpoena far in advance o trial so that any protracle court fight wouldn't result in a delay. St. Ctair, too. signaled his in .ention to carry on the fight in lis motion to stop the sub :xena, referring to the possi ·)ility of "going to a court in which Nixon v. Sirica is not a controlling precedent." The case he referred to wa: last year's decision by Sirica hat the subpoenaed tapes be offered for his review, so that nly pertinent matters would go o the grand jury. Sirica was pheld by the appeals court. The next step then was the Supreme court. When it came o a showdown the President iurrendered. With t h a t in mind, St. Clair vas asked whether the current lard-line stance would take the natter to the Supreme Court. LOOKS TO FUTURE I think it is foolhardy on the mrt of anyone, particularly a awyer, lo say what he would !o under circumstances which may be some time in the fu- ure," said St. Clair. There is a basic difference in he Cox subpoena of July 197,1 and the current Jaworski de and. Last year the subpoena was or evidence lo be taken lo the jrand jury. This one involve evidence to be used against anc 'or the defendants, such as H R. Haldeman and John D. Eh rlichman, who were once Nix on's closest aides. Jaworski delayed his iponsc to the molion to quasi iccause the White House nsker 'or more time to try lo worl .hings out amicably. It is certain he'll claim h can make a compelling showing of need. Tf Judge Sirica agrees, th case will be rushed to the cour of appeals and decided ther quickly enough so that a fur Lher appeal can be made to Supreme Court before it cesses in June. Household Hint Cashmere sweaters c a n be machine-washed, using col water soap and following structions for washing woo ilems. While the sweater i being laundered on a gentl cycle, place several turkis towels in the dryer and begi tumbling them. When you pu the sweater in the dryer, th warm towels will act as buffer to speed up the drying process. Kuey Long Era Figure Dies NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The man who stayed in the back- round as he ran New Orleans ·ill) an iron fist will be remem- ered as one of the last links ·ilh the colorful era of Huey P. ong. Robert S. Maestri never de- led he preferred the rough and umble world ot back room pol- 'ics to public appearances, Referring to his refusal to lake speeches he said. "1 on't go for lhat. I'm a man of ctlon." Maestri died here Monday at ge 84. Private funeral services vere scheduled for today. Maestri, who was mayor o! Jew Orleans for nearly a dec de, believed in Huey Long's irinciple of one-man rule. He became allied with Long uring the 1920's and when ong became governor he amed Maestri state con ervation commissioner. "First political job I ever leld in my life." said Maestri 'Mayor of New Orleans was he second." He was appointed mayor after the Long machine crushec he Old Regular Democratic )arty organization in statewide elections and forced the resig nation of Mayor Semme: Walmsley by cutting off thi city's funds. His mayoral appoinlmen came after Long had been as sassinaled, hut Maestri neve discarded his attachment to thi Kingfish's tactics. During his first year in offici _.e overhauled the city's snarlei 'inancial system, revamped la: collections and, for a time, go riil of the slot machines. The Long-dominated legisla ture gave Maestri almost dicta :orial powers over the old Com mission Council which was dis carded in the mid 1950s in fa vor of a home rule charter. His political machine finall: crumbled after \Vorltl War 1 when he lost to Chcp Morrison reform candidate. For (he- last two decades h lived quietly in a lintel here. H had been in ill health for som time. Barlow New Captain BOSTON (AP) -- Midfielde Frank Barlow, a native Sheffield. England, has bee named captain of the Bosto Minutemen, one of the Nort American Soccer League's tie 1 expansion teams. Henry Fonda Leaves Hospital Actor H e n r y Fonda, 68. leaves Lenox Hill Hospital in New York Tuesday, five days after doctors Implanted a pacemaker. Fnnda collapsed In New York before a performance of his one-man stage play, "Darrow." (AP Wirephoto) The TIMES Is On Top Of The News Seven Days A Week Riway 71 S. Springdale Open 8'8 Mon-Thurs. 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