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Arkanso* TIMES, Friday, May 17, 1974 Â· 5 Fulbright In Toughest Campaign Yet SENATOR FULBRIGHT .. .campaigns at University of Arkansas at Little Rock carrpus League To Oppose Redfield Plant LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The League of Women Voters of Pine H l u f t asked the state Public Service Commission Thursday for permission to intervene in an application for a power plant near Redfield. The league said the land use implications of Arkansas Power Light Co.'s proposed coal- fired generating plant "overwhelming." The league said it had heard that the real reason for the plant is to provide a massive surplus of cheap power with which (o attract large power- consuming industries to Arkansas. The PSC has scheduled a public hearing beginning .June 17 on the utility's application for a c e r t i f i c a t e of public neec and compatibility for the plant Tom T. Hall Apologizes To Spokane SPOKANE. Wash. (AP) Country-western singer Tom T. Hall returned to Spokane Wednesday to make a $5.000 apology for his song "Spokane Motel Blues." Wearing western garb, the Nashville, Tenn.. recording art ist told a reception that he sold 200.000 copies of the song, written in a motel room Thanksgiv ing Day. 1972. Hall gave a benefit Cfmce 1 Wednesday, with proceeds go ing to the Sierra Club because "your Expo '74 world's fair i: about ecology, and I'm foi ecology." He estimates the Sierra Club will make $5,000 from the per r Guns, Camera Stolen SPRINGDALE -- A camera .d two pistols were taken in May 3 burglary of the ichard Burr home on Route police said today. Burr, who riginally thought nothing had ieen taken in the burglary, dis overed the three items missing 'ednesday. Entry in the May incident was gained through bedroom window. Call Williams Co. "CANCER CARE" Insurance Earr H. Â«niliÂ«iÂ» CtlI*M J. Willixni 521-5999 442-20X1 S21-U04 By BILL SIMMONS LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) The voice that has angered presidents now rolls out in sweet reasonableness to Bermuda-clad collegians lounging in the shade of tree-dotted campuses. The hand that has greeted prime ministers and premiers now extends eagerly to sun-reddened fanners and stoop-shouldered loiterers at quiet county courthouses. The man, J. W. Fulbright, is running for a sixth term in the U.S. Senate. It's the toughest test of his 30-year career, with the polls putting him significantly behind Gov. Dale Bumpers, a political unknown until 1979 when he beat former Gov. Orval E. Faubus in the Democratic primary and wen on to beat Republican in cumbent Winthrop Rockefeller. The campaign for the Demo cratic senatorial nomination has been without hard issues for the most part. It has boile lown to debate over who can do the most in the Senate. Fulbright, 69. international!! inown chairman of the Foreign Delations Committee, reflec ive, philosophical, intellectual best known for his stand gainst what he deemed ill-con- idered though popular causes. HANDSOME OPPONENT Bumpers. 48. handsome, ar- iculate. leader of an adminis- ration with an impressive record of success without scandal, is the most popular politician in the state. The first polls early in March showed Bumpers 1 support at 60 jer cent. Fulbright's at 27 per :ent, with the rest undecided*Iore recent polls indicate Ful- right is gaining, but his camp wonders privately if he can take the lead by the May 28 election. It has been said thai Â·"ulbright is never popular in Arkansas until election time but -this year -the homespun maxim is 'being challenged. BEEN UNDERDOG BEFORE "I've been the underdog be fore," Fulbright says. "It only makes me fight harder. I want the job now even more than : did the first lime, and I intern to fight for it." Bumpers, serving his seconc two-year term, almost nevei mentions Fulbright on the cam paign trail. When he nounced. he said he would run for the office, not against thi senator. In fact, he told report ers he had agreed more oft' han he had disagreed with Ful- right. The senator mentions Bumpers frequently. He questions Jumpers' assertion that cynicism is eroding faith in American government, he questions Jumpers* argument that new eadcrship is needed, he ques- .ions how Bumpers could better serve Arkansans in the Senate. TOUGH CAMPAIGN This is Fulhright's first really ough campaign since he won the office in 1944. Twice he was re-elected easily with minimal opposition, twice he was unop- josed. And the senator is work ing uncommonly hard. Some critics say he spends loo much time away from Arkansas, but Fulbright said his job is in Washington, not Little Rock, where Bumpers has been working. But since March 11 when Bumpers announced as a Senate candidate, Fulbright has been to Washington only twice. Bumpers, who got the legisla ture to reorganize slate govern ment to improve efficiency, ha: called for reorganization o Congress to keep seniority from controlling assignment of com mittcc chairmanships. SENATE SENIORITY That, said FulbriKht, wa wily a ploy U diminish the sig- ificancc of his seniority. It reelected. Fulbright will be fourth n Senate seniority next year. He reminds voters of the advantages it can have for Arkansas. Bumpers, as an unknown, re ied heavily on his charismatic rojection on television in 1970. Hit has worked mostly person to person this year. There he makes the most of his broad, disarming grin, his clean good ooks and a presentation that sounds both eloquent a n d straightforward. His approach is corny some limes, but it pleases the voters. "What's your name, honey?" he smiled at a woman during a recent factory stop. Then, noticing the woman was pregnant, added, "I hope you have good luck." Both men are courting the black vote, which makes up about a fifth of the state's reg istration. The campaign is not too overt, but for the first time Fulbright. who has voted against civil rights legislation has an organized effort to at tract black votes. The Republican candidate John Harris Jones, a Pine Bluf tanker who has run for Coiv [ress several times, Is unop- losed. Alcohol Said To Damage Muscle Fiber LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Alco- mlics stumble and falter partly e c a u s e alcohol damages muscle fibers, a University of Southern California neurologist says. Dr. Theodore L. Munsat said Wednesday that researchers lere and in Sweden have found ;hat alcohol harms muscle fi- oers, leaving them in much the same damaged shape as thosa of people affected by muscular dystrophy. 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