Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 10, 1974 · Page 12
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 10, 1974
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N»rlAw»«f ArVonw. T1ME5, Friday. May 10, 1974 Portugal's Attitude Improves MSBON. Portugal (AP) -Manuel Fcrnanrics Videira is a plasterer, a man on a scaffold, who slill reaches, bends, coughs in a sea of white dust nine hours a day for the Equivalent of $25 in a brown pay packet at the end of the week. He still Likes the same overcrowded trolley bus downtown to work and his wife still packs him the same lunch of fish ·andwiches, But for the plasterer, life has changed since April 25, when a military coup overthrew the authoritarian regime t h a t had ruled Portugal for 48 years. "Jl lias to do with the boss." says Videira. "He's gotten very quiet all of a sudden. He's not stepping on my toes any more. He's promising raises, but there's a bigger chanty. It's in the way ho talks. Before it was always work more, work harder. Now it's just do your job properly and do it well.'* - More than just, a regime, the military coup that the Portuguese call "our revolution" overthrew a relationship between people--one which volved a sullen acceptance of B i M ' m r i t y and an assurance that p :s' :my level would al- ways go unchallenged. The plasterer's wife works nt the Lisbon. University canteen, and she ;mci the other women there felt frco enough after the coup lo complain about working on Sundays. As a result they ;ot weekends o f f . "You could say thai we are a lit of a revolutionary couple," said Videira jokingly. P R I V I L E G E D CLASS JJfe has changed, loo, though not materially, lor some of the privileged class--like Maria Fernanda Portugal Ribclro, an elegant woman with Iwo grown sons and a husband who commands a navy training ship. Her cleaning woman still comes to her town house, and her mother-in-law still worries that she is loo outspoken. But Mrs. Ribeiro says she is no longer ashamed of her country. "I used to live here in con- slant irritalion," she explained. "I was a l w a y s nervous. When I toll you I hated to live in this country the way it was f am telling you the truth. I always wanted to get out. Now I fee! jubilant. I want to stay and see what happens." She said that the biggest change was in her attitude toward Portuguese men. "I used to feel a lot of con-i .cmpi for them. I used to think! .hey were worthless, incapable of attempting anything nohle. I ·mow many other women who "oil this same way. A friend called me up the other day and said the biggest surprise of the whole thing was to find out there are some men In Portugal." But the coup also brought .sadness and fear to some lives, and the victims of the excesses wore not always the agents of the now dismembered political police. POLICE LNTOKMEEl The first days after the gov- Trucks Vandalized S P R I N G H A L T -- Several trucks at, the Arkansas Transit, Inc.. lot on South Crutcher Street havs been vandalized during the- past week, police reported today. One truck's window was shot out with air rifle. Another truck's safety equipment WHS stolen and mud was smeared inside the cab. Recently the keys from several trucks nave been removed and thrown a\vay, according to police reporla. ern-mcnl's overthrow were ang uish for Joao Martin Simoes who has a popuJar restaurant n Cascais, a fishing village ;umed tourist haven near Lisbon. One day a newspaper article identified him as an informer for the political police. "It was the saddest day of my life," he recalls. "You think, 'What can you do about something like that?' How powerless you are to say, 'Mo, I am not an informer.' I could imagine being called any name but not that." U l t i m a t e l y Simoes w a s cleared and the newspaper pub ishetl a retraction. He put ad vertisements in other papers showing his photograph and a statement that said he never had anything to do with politics or the police. But the damage had been done, and amid the general jubilation over the new political climate, Simoes is deeply wounded. "f hope it won't hurt m j business," he said "I'm years old but it seems like I've been working for 60. J'TH going to sue the paper. If I shut up abou,L this, some people woulc take it as an admission ol guilt." Bumpers Doubts Value Of Tenure FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP) -- Gov. Dale Birmpers said Thursday that it was difficult to see the value of tenure on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which Sen. J, W. Ful- jright, D-Ark., chairs. The governor said he thought Arkansans might be able to relate to the seniority of Sen. John L. McCleHan or Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, both Arkansas Democrats. Arkansans might identify ith McClellan's seniority on the Appropriations Committee because "that's where the money's being passed out," Bump ers said. He said the same Is tru« ol the House Ways and Means Committee, which Mills chairs. "But I don't think the people identify with nor can they point to anything that has been done for Arkansas by virtue of seniority on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee," Bump ers said. Bumpers argued againsl "that old theory that a freshman senator must go along to get along.'' He noted t h a t the late Presi dent John F. Kennedy almost won the Democratic vice presi dential nomination in 1956 when he had served in the Sen ate for less than four years. Hearst Reward Spurs Increase In Tip Offers SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The posting of a $50,000 reward 'or the safe return of Patricia Hearst has spurred an increase n the number of tips to author ties, the FBI says. But FBI agent Charles'Bates said on Thursday none of the :ips have resulted in concrete eads to Miss Hearst and the Symbicnese Liberation Army, which claims to have kidnaped her Feb. 4. Miss Hearst's father, newspaper executive Randolph A Hearst, announced on Wednesday a reward for information leading to 1'ie safe return of his 20-year-old daughter. Meanwhile, in Washington, FBI Director Clarence M. Kelley told a news conference his agency is "stumped" by the case. He said if agents find the hideout of the SLA, "we are go ing in." Kelley said of the SLA: "You have a very closely knit group dedicated to a cause. They're very tight in their security. They have restricted their ac tivities. "They're holed up. They've lot friends obviously who are lelping them. They have found the key insofar as eluding thi FBI up to this point." 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