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Friday, May 17, 1974
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Justice Department Files Suit Against City Of Memphis Spanish Classes A group of students at Ramay 'Junior High School wait for the release of the wrapped candy as Donna Rowbotham wields the stick in the pinafa b r e a k i n g ceremony. The event, held earlier this week, traditionally marks the end of Spanish classes each year. The ceremony was advanced this year to permit student teacher, Mrs- Victoria Kelley lo participate. The pinatas were made by the students. (TIMESphoto by Ray Gray) MEMPHIS, Tcnn. CAP) -The Justice Department asked in U.S. district court Thursday for an injunction to halt alleged r a c i a l and sexjal discrimination by the Memphis city government. The suit also seeks to force the city to compensate any blacks or women denied jobs because of discrimination. Defendants named in the case are the city's fire, police, public works, parks, sanitation and budget and finance departments, where 6,000 persons are employed and the city-owned Memphis Light Gas Water Division, which employs 3,000. Mayor Wyeth Chandler said he believes the city has hccn doing a good job the past two to three years in bringing blacks and women into the government. He expressed shock that the Justice Department, which first entered the Menv phis case 13 months ago, was unwilling to continue negotia lions with the city. "We stand ready to defenc our policies strongly," Chandler said. The suit claims the city's cruitment, hiring, assignmen a n d promotional practice "constitute a pattern and prac tice ot resistance to (he full en joymcnl of the rights of black and women to equal employ mcnt opportunities irt the City of Memphis." The suit claims that black hold less than in per cent of th 1,500 jobs in the fire depart meat. It also charges that the cit; Through Northwest Arkansas Faubus Sees Need For Four-Lane Highway ; Former Gov. Orval E. Faubus. candidate for the Demo- -c r a I i c gubernatorial nomination, said here Thursday that · if elected governor, his administration would work to "lick the drug problem." If drug abuse could not be completely eliminated, then the administration would at least try lo get it under control, he said during a press conference at a reception in his campaign headquarters on South School .Street. Eliminating the drug problem wouhl restore discipline in the schools, the former six-term governor contended. "We must maintain quality education." . . He suggested that this could ·be done "perhaps by giving a larger allocation lo schools to get teachers' salaries in line with the national pay scale." The state's two greatest needs, according to Faubus. are the completion of a four lane highway from Little Kock lo Pino Bluff and one through Bciiton and Washington Coun ties to Fort Smith. T r a f f i c through Northwest Arkansas is ' "straining lo death," he said. Asknd if this moant he sup ported the proposed Hwy. 7 conlrcllcd access road Ihrougti this area. Faubus said be thought the route should gcncr ally follow the direction of Hwy 71'but not on the present Ilwy 71, The actual routing shonlf he done by highway engineers he said, adding that he though the route should be moved wes · of Hwy. 71. Faubus said th present Hwy. 71 should be tef a scpadate road. His support in the blac ' community is "very, ver good." Faubus said. He said h had several blacks working a his Little Kock campaign head quarters. One reason blacks arc sup porting his campaign is that h helped' set up the fcdcra Community Action Program i Arkansas while he was gover nor, be said. Faubus pledge his help in continuing the pro gram which is not schedule to receive additional funrii alter June 30. · Faubus said the black remember his equalizing wag scales while be was in offio They remember his setting i: the first two Job Corps pr grams in the nation -- a pr gram for blacks and whites. His reception in black con munitics has been fricncll "They remember," Faubi said, noting t h a t there is n the animosity toward him th some people say there is. How will he appeal to U voters today who were childre while he was in office and r member the 1957 incident whf Faubus refused to allow blac into Central High School Little Hock? · "Yes, they remember th and they have ticarcl continu criticism of me," he rcplie We have to reach and infor them of my administration accomplishments, he said. "\ are successful when we lay o the facts." ; Faubus was asked to co enl on two statements made David H. Prynr, another gu- rnntorial hopeful. Pryor had ated he deplored the political mate thai prevailed while uibus was in office. "Then he plored progress," Faubus plied. . : lis response to Pryor's mark that Faubus' popularity d pcnker was "a smile." Faubus, who has said several lies he thinks land use policy mild be made and imple- culocl at the local level, stated did not think Congress uuld legislate to force each ale lo make a policy. Land c planning woujd result, he id, if the national leaders en- ourage it, but let Ihe local :o])le initiate and fully partici- ite in the program. Faubus admitted that it is omctimcs d i f f i c u l t lo get such rogranis started, "but if you avc the authority In the hands the local people, they will sc lo the challenge." Faubus said he would select s appointments to the Univer- ty of Arkansas Board of Trus- cs according to his belief that cy should be spread over the ate. lie said be has niarte a ·omise to Monticello -- where University branch is localed -- to put a representative from lal area on the board. He did not know it he would 11 the next opening -- which ·mild be replacing Northwest rkansas representative -- with omeonc from Monticollo. Faubu.s resjxmded to several Iher qucslions: --How lo deal with revenue hnring? "Look, sec, and judge f il is continuous. I hope it s because it is one way lo gel ack some of our revenue, and L docs give the local areas omc Flexibility to apply the noncy to their greatest needs." --How lo deal wilh Ihe irescnt legislature? Faubns oresecs no problems while commenting that the assembly's makeup is differenl wilh more representatives from the more populous areas. --Would lie support the Equal Rights Amendment if it came before the stale legislalure again? "I have never stated a position on il, and lhat probably would be my posilion before Ihe general assembly," he said. --What made him decide to run for governor inslead of senator, as was rumored before his announcement? "About five times more people asked me to run for governor than asked me to run for senator. I'd rather live in Arkansas than Washington," he said wilh a smile. --His posilion on Ihe constitutional amendments to reform city, state and county officials' salaries? "I am supporting the amend menls." Asked how he felt his campaign was progressing, Faubus said "very good. We're gaining daily." He added that he has not slopped lo evaluate his present standing. From now until the -May 28 primaries, Faubus plans to travel across the state again, with another stop scheduled for Northwest Arkansas. He plans regional rallies in the more populous areas. Following the open house and reception Thursday night. Faubus attended a barbecue dinner and rally in Springdale's Murphy Park with Northwest Arkansas supporters. Debate Scholar Bobert Cox, son ot Sidney D Cox Jr., and a member o the Fayetteville High Schoo graduating class is the re cipienl of (he Broward Com munity College debate schol arship. Robert is a memhe of (he National Forensi League and placed first in debate at tournaments i Tahlequah and at Springfield es qualifications, tests and icr selection standards t h a t scourage hiring or promotion women and blacks. T h e Justice Departmcnl »ked that the city be ordered begin a recruitment program inform potential black and omen employes of available ty jobs; hire enough blacks nd women to overcome continue effects of past dis- rimination; assign and pro- iote blacks and women lo jobs rmerly closed to them ami to rovide monetary compensation any discrimination "vic- ms." The suit did not name the Memphis Board of Education. Northwetf Arkansas TIMES, Friday, May 17, 1974 · 3 NEW YORK STOCKS FurniiMd by wOTte SMI irk Best Corp Wi imer Tel Tel 46% \rk La Gas 21'A Jaldwin lOW Campbell Soup 31VJ Central S W 14% Chrysler 16 Del Monle 19% Dillards 15 co 10 A G Edwards 4% Imerson 40% :xxon 73 'ord 47% 'rontier Air 5% Gen Growth 13% Gen Mtrs 46'4 Gordon Jewelry ttl'/S ntl Harv 25W -T-E- Imperial 1414 J C Penney llVi xjvi Strauss H 1 ^ Temco 9-T'i ilarcor 23% ^an Am World Air 3% 'hillips Petro SO 1 /. 'ixza Corp 11 ! /z Pizza Hut 22W ialston 44»!i Safeway 41 l k Sears '. S2~',k Scott Paper 15K "ihakospeare GVs Sou Pac 30% Texaco 25% Tri State Mtrs 7% Union Carbide 39% United Air 27% Victor 7% Wai Mart IG'/i Ark West Gas 13 's-lBa Citation %-!'/« Kearney NatI .W-5% Minute Man 114-1% Pioneer Foods 5^-5^8 H K Porter 30%-31% Sid Regis 15-16 Tyson Foods ll'A-12% Yellow Frt 48'/4-49Vl Averages Inds down lO.flS Trans down 1.09 Ulils up .03 Volume 4,590,000 Commodity Openings July corn 2.71 % Nov soybeans S.46 1 ^ Sept eg'gs 5055 July pork bellies 37.25 July wheat 3.B5 Scholarship Gary Attia, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Aiha, and a senior at Fayetteville H i g h School, Is the recipient of a. scholarship from Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) to study accounting at the University of Arkansas. Gary has held leadership positions with his class and was president of the FBLA chapter this past year- A member of the National Honor Society, he won the district "Mr. FBLA Contest" to I s year. State To Cover Ozark Folk Center Deficit LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Legislative Council a g r e e d Thursday lo let the state Parks and Tourism Department transfer up to $20,000 from its cash funds to cover an anticipated June deficit at the Ozark Folk Center. That approval was contingen upon a ruling by the attorney general's office that the move was legal. William E. Henderson, de partment director, said the state has cut the number o personnel to operate the Foil Center from 83 to 51. He said the facility, which to open at Mountain View May 24, is expected to operate at Quotable Quote "It's a phenomena that when the American people hear there may be a shortage, they create one." -- U.S. Mint Director Mary Brooks on the hoarding behind the penny shortage. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week deficit and has no operating reserve. The council also authorized !pl. William C. Miller, acting director of the state PuWic Safety Department, to accept a 'cderal grant to pay the salaries of 30 additional state troopers for a year. The legislators voted to ask .he attorney general to explore the feasibility of challenging the constitutionality of the federal government extending the overtime pay provisions of its minimum wage law to state government employes. GOLD Top Prices Paid For Old Gold and Jewelry. Underwood's eii w. Dickson, Fayetleville oLaaulik Evelyn Hills Fayetteville WE'VE MOVED TO EVELYN HH.IS For Those Good Values . . . Come See Us Read it May 19th in K*ml ACORN Backs Clinton For Representative Bill Clinton has won endorsement of the Political Action Committee of the Arkansas Reform Now (ACORN). He is a Democratic candidate for nomination to the House of Representatives from the Ihird congressional district. The committee requires a 75 per cent vote for an endorsement. The endorsement was reached after personal interviews with some candidates and responses to written questions from others. Motor Stolen An outboard motor was reported stolen from the residc- cncc of Richard Powell at 20t N. Locust St. police said today. Powell told police that the theft occurred sometime before last Friday. REUPHOLSTERY SPECIAL! SOFA $129.00 Includes Labor ·nd Materials Choice of Naugahyde, Nylons, Herculons and Velvet* Choice of Colors 3. .EAST..MOUNTAIN RECOVERY ROOM Phone 521-8815 G/enda Jackson: A Quiet Lady "I'm lazy by nature so J really don't want to uiork hard unless I'm interested in something." This week two-time Oscar winner Glenda Jackson talks candidly about her career, her ambitions, her actions and reactions to having just become the most sought- after female star in show business. A Sports Pioneer: Only the Name Is The Same This young Supers/or Takes His Prize Money From the Field to the Tuition Office To Par for School. Family Weekly Sports Editor Larry Bortstein has found that soccer star Kyle Rote, Jr., is a "different breed of cat." The center forward of the Dallas Tornadoes attends theology school and plans to be ordained in two years. This soccer-superstar minister-to-be is the same fellow who took first place in last February's Superstar Competition in Rotonda, Fla. In your copy of the, 2fartfna**t Arkancu JTiam r / ELECT BILL MURRAY SHERIFF OF WASH. COUNTY Bill Murray believes that honesty, equal treatment for a|l, and personal integrity must be returned to the Washington County Sheriff's office in order to re-gain the trust and support of t he people of Washington County. Bill Murray is qualified to be your next Sheriff. PROFESSIONAL Fayetteville High School graduate; 3 years college. University of Arkansas; completed military service with 306 Civil Affairs Group, United States Army; Washington County Deputy Sheriff for 2 years; seminar in public safety, Te*as Technological University, 1970; graduate Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy; graduate, United States Depart- r.ient of Justice course in identification and classification of narcotics and dangerous drugs criminal procedure coruse conducted by the Federal Bureal of Investigation, took a criminal procedure course at the University of Arkansas, School of Law; member, Arkansas Law Enforcement Officers Association. PERSONAL Resident of Washington County since 1951; married to the former Donna Sue Spencer; 1 son, W^ Mam Lee Murray, III; Member of Central Methodist Chruch, Fayetteville, Arkansas. Please help restore the office of Washington County to public trust. Vote for Bill Murray, Democrat for Sheriff, on May 28. Paid for by Citizens for Murray Committee Melvin Palmer, Chairman, Greenland, Ark. 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