Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 22, 1974 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 22, 1974
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NortfcwMt Arkanwt TIMES, Wtd., May 22, 1974 House Wrestles With Problems Of Viet Aid, Defense Spending WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense spending suppliers say the House may vote lo reduce U.S. military aid for South Vietnam to $900 million and cut 100.000 men from U.S. forces overseas. But first up on a 522.6'biliion weapons bill today were amendments to kill the advanced Bl bomber and curtail the new Trident missile-firing submarine. Strategists on both sides predicted, however, the House would vote f u l l funding for those two weapons. Whatley Takes Top Honors In Pistol Shoot Patrolman Mark Whatley of the Fayetteville Police Department look top Individual honors in the North vest Arkansas Peace Officers Association pis tol shoot Tuesday at the Asso ciation's headquarters near Avoca. Whatley. a member of the force only a short time, had an individual score of 57D t edge long-time record holde: Charles Brooks of the Slate Po lice, who shot a score of 575 The highest possible score 600. Whatley was also Ihe first trainee al Ihe Arkansas I,m Enforcement Training Academ: to shool a pcrfecl .100 score dur ing qualifications at the Acar emy. The State Police first learn composed of Brojoks, Charlc Miller, Buddy Acoach and Jo Jacobs, won first place in th team competition, wilh an aver age score of 550. Individua scores for the learn were, addition lo Brooks', Miller, 564 Acoach, 557 and Jacobs, 504. The Faycllcville police firs team placed second in the lear competition while the deparl ment's second team look tliir place. Tiie firsl team members an their scoritig are as follows Whatley, 579; Sgl. Jerry Surles 545; Steve Hamilton, 534 Sgl. Bill Brooks, 532. The learn average score was 523. SECOND TEAM Second Icam members an scoring are: George CofFrna 547; Sgl. Bob Jones. 535; Dav. Preston, 530 anil Assistant Chii Glen Riggins, 480. The teal average socre was 523. The second team from 11 Stale Police took fourth plac with an average score of 500.7 Team members and score were Glen Couch, 508; R. H ward. 508: Chuck Webb, 491 an Larry Spencer. 496. The remaining four team and their average scores Springdale Police Departmen 494; Rogers Police Dcpartmen 457: Benlon County Sheriff Office, 442 and Washington Co ntv Sheriff's Office. 185. Trophies were awarded lo Ih top l\vo leams and Ihe lop Hire Individual scorers (Whatle Brooks and Miller). In additio two other trophies were give The "I Tried" trophy to Di. Hoyt, who shol a score of 2 and Ihe "Needs Praclice Irophy to Deputy Sheriff J. Snow of Ihe Washington Coun Sheriffs's Office with a sco of 131. An amendment by Rep. Otis Pike, D-N'.Y., would cul all 19 million for Ihe Bl. Another Hep. Robert I,. Lcggetl, D lif., woujd cut $4CG.8 million keep Trident conslruction al c submarine a year ralhcr an Iwo. The action was on a J22.6 nil- m authorization for all wcap s procurement research ant jvelopment for Ihe fiscal year arling July 1. The bill also Is U.S. military manpower vels for the year. Defense spending supporters, portcdly including While ousc lobbyists, were pessimis- c on both Ihe Vietnam aid and e U.S. overseas troop cul ites. They said they believed they t narrowly defeat an mendmcnl by" a coalition of ilitnry spending critics and conomy bloc congressmen lo ut the" hill $733 million across ic board. ilELIEVE AID UNPOPULAR "The Vietnam aid will he cul j $900 million," said a knowl dgeable supporter of Ihe aid lio did not wanl lo be 'idehli- ed. He said loo few congress .en are willing to support ghcr aid they believe is opular with voters. The bill as approved by Ihe ouse Armed Services Com liltce would Ixxisl Ihe present 1.126-billion Vielnam aid ceil' ng to SI.4 billion. Another Leg ett amendment would cul thai id to $900 million, the figure pproved last week by Ihe Sen- le Armed Services Commillcc The amendmenl lo phase oui 00.000 of the 435.000 U.S round Iroops overseas in 11 nonlhs was proposed by House lemocralic leader Thomas P )'Neill Jr. of Massachusetts. The aulhorizalion bill in Hides $13.G billion for procure menl of planes, missiles, ships anks, lorpedoes and other 'capons, and S9 billion for veapons research and develop menl. H is S487 million below Presi ienl Nixon's request and is iart of his $91 billion defense nidget request for next year. Campaigns In Northwest Arkansas Coon Urges Republicans Not To Forget Primary By LINDA DORKINS TIMES Staff Writer A man who doesn't think of himself as a politician was campaigning in Northwest Arkansas Tuesday. Ken Coon, Republican gubernatorial candidate, visited in the Springdale- Fayetteville mostly urging Rlpublican leaders not to forget mary. the Republican pri- Twiggy, a flvc-year-olrt giraffe at M a r i n e World/Africa Twiggy Gives A Bronx Cheer to the public. (AP Wirepholo) Coon, who is on leave without pay from his job as executive lirector of the state Republican ?arly, says he became involved n party politics and in the campaign because he believes citizen involvement is important. "I'm not permanently in ;he field," Coon explains. Coon, who now lives in Conway, is married and has Iwo children, a girl aged 16, and a 12-year-old son. . Coon's eland on several important issues jives wilh "non-politican" label. Asked about the prospects for a four- lane highway through Northwest Arkansas, Coon says, "It's shallow to be out promising highways." Highway problems should be handled by the highway department, according to Coon, who characterizes the department as "professionals" and stales that Arkansas ranks number one in the nation on completion of highways. If traffic patlerns in Northwest Arkansas indicate the need for a highway, then the area should have one, Coon says. KEY ISSUE Election reform is a key issue in this year's campaign, and Coon's answer to that is "full disclosure." Coon says he would support legislation for full dis- closure at all levels of government. "Limits on donations are not needed if you have to fully disclose your sources, because then you can be fairly sure there are no strings attached," he explains. Responsive government is what the campaign is all about, Coon says, and ado's that he is the candidate with specific ideas on achieving lhal. Coon favors the fixed formula method of turning funds back to cities and counties, in order to put government back at the l o c a l level." Politics is currently state and naliunally- neiir San Francisco Is captured giving a lironx cheer Agnew Prosecution Decision Is Delayed DeQueen Bank WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government has deferred a decision on whether to sue Spiro T. Agnew lo recover payments he* allegedly received from Maryland contractors County Officials Search For Vandals Washington County deputy s h e r i f f s a r e investigating inolher incident of vandalism o county property. County Judge Vol Lester was lolified Ihis morning lliat rock was Ihrown through the windshield of a county grader on the Bush Creek Road west of Elm Springs. The rock was in the seat of the grader, and deputies were lo check lo see if any finger- rirints could be lifted from the rock. Judge Lester has offered SI,000 reward leading to the arrest and conviction of persons vandalizing county property. The vandalism of road equipment in particular, is becoming serious problem lor the county. Speaker Stolen A speaker was reported stolen from room 102 of the Communications Building at Ihe University of Arkansas. Allan Jamison, night physical planl supervisor at the University, (old (he Department of Public Safety that he discovered (he theft around II p.m. Tuesday The speaker had been mounted on the wall of the room abou eight feet off of the floor. Grubbs Seeks New Trial In Break-In A motion was filed Tuesday i Washington Circuit Court seeking a new trial for Robert ,ee Grubbs, 23, of Fayetteville. Grubbs was convicted May 10 ly a Washington Circuit Court jury of burglary and grand larceny in connection wilh break-in in February at the Washington County jail. He was sentenced to 14 :years on cacli charge with the charges to run concurrently. Grubbs told Ihe jury lhal Iwo guns, which he was accused of laking in the break-in, were sold to him by Sheriff Bill Long. The defense motion states that the decision of the courl was "against the law and he evidence." Grubbs has begun serving his sentence at Cummins Prison Kami. Open House GREENLAND -- The Green land High School Class of 1D64 will sponsor an open houst from 2 lo 4 p.m. Sunday al the Greenland Elementary School All former teachers, student! and school patrons are invitee to altend. Guru Marries His Secretary Mlh»riJ Ji, !(, lm) Ms bride, Ibe former Maralyn Lois Johnson, !4, leave I h t church folio wing their mar- riage in Denver Monday nighl (AP \Vircphofo) idle vice president, a Juslice epartment lawyer said Tues- ay night. "We have a file which con- erns possible civil liabilily," uslicc altorney Robert Ash- ·uigh told a newsman, "but ny consideration or decision suit has been deferred" nlil an inve.stigalion cf Mary- nd politics is completed. In documents made public lien Agnew pleaded no contest st fall lo one count of income- ix evasion, the government al- ged that Agnew received $30,10 illegally from Maryland governor, resigned as vice ^resident Oct. 10. the same day IB entered the no-contest plea n U.S. District Court at Balti- onlractors enl. while vice presi- Any suit would be postponed ntil a federal grand jurv in Baltimore has completed its in- esUgalion inlo alleged political orruption and pending crimi a I cases are resolved in the ourts, Ashbangh said, RESIGNED OCT. 10 Agnew, a former Baltimore ounty executive and Marylanc more. T h e Justice Department made public a 40-page presen- .ation of additional evidence, in which it said Agnew received f28,flOO from one Maryland engineering contractor and $2,500 "rom another during his vice presidency. In a somewhat similar case, Lhe government sued former Senate aide Robert G. "Bobby" Baker lo recover money he allegedly received for influence- peddling. Baker, who served H£ years in prison, setled the civil matter earlier this year by agreeing -lo reimburse the government $40,000 out of court. The recovery law is based on the common-law doctrine that ill-gotlen gains oblained while in governmenl service righlly belong lo the government. LITTLE ROCK (AP) --The Arkansas Bank Board voted unanimously Tuesday to granl charter to the First State Bank of DeQueen, following a two-day hearing. The Horatio State Bank and the First National Bank of De Queen had objected to the application, saying there was no need for a second bank at De Queen. Horatio is a small com munity localed aboul eigh miles from DeQueen. Bob Harris of DeQuccn chairman of the organizers o the new bank, testified that an additional bank was needed. He said it would be the only bank that was locally owner and directed in Sevier County. The newly chartered bank has 132 subscribers lo ils stock Rodney Atkisson of Blythe ville will be president of the Firsl State Bank. He formerl; was vice president of the Banl of Mississippi, located at Tu pelo. Service Council Request Is Opposed By State Agencies LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- An pplicatiun by the Ccnlral Aransas Human Service Council or a $77,000 federal granl to ontinue its new juvenile serv- :c system was criticized Tues- ay by representatives of state igcncies. The council was founded by he Arkansas region of the Na- ional Conference of Christians and Jews. The NCCJ is the ac- ual grant applicant but it has subcontracted with the council o carry put the juvenile pro- rani, which is Ihe only one of ts kind in Pulaski and Saline ounties. Council staff members in- .estigale the problems of chil- Iren referred by courts, schools md other institutions. They lien refer the children to various service agencies. Criticism over the application as heard during a meeting be- ween members of the state 'lanning and Development ilearinghouse, council slaff members and two represcnta- Jves of the federal Department of Health, Education and Wei- are. HEW, which administers the Mfice of Youth Development, lolds approval authority. The slate clearinghouse has no velo power but is restricted -0 making a review and corh- menls, most of which have been unfavorable. Ted Newman, assistant direc- ,or for planning for the state Department of Social and Re labilitalive Services, objected Ic the dual roles of William L Parr as NCCJ slaff member and a member of Ihe council's board. According lo the grant appli cation. Pharr contributed $2.700 'n "in-kind services" as part o: the local matching funds. New man said this was a conflict, Newman's basic complain' was that he had not been con^ lacled by the council. GOLD Top Prices Paid For Old Gold ·nd Jewelry. Underwood's ni w. Ditkson, Fiyi Newspoper Endorses LITTTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Helena World has endorsed the re-election bid of Sen. J. W. Fulbright. In an editorial, the news paper cited a long list of the senator's accomplishments After reading this list..., let us show our gratitude by...casting our vote for the man who has done so much for us," it said. Gov. Dale Bumpers also is seeking the Democratic sena torial nomination. The Times-Echo at Eureka Springs endorsed former Gov Orval E. Faubus in the race for Ihe Democralic gubernatoria The council agreed to draw i an addendum on the appli- Lion t h i s week to describe w it coordinates ils services, ha I agreements it has w i t h rvice agencies and how it I because of his "proven recon ins to develop formal agree- and the fact that he is a franl :nts with service institutions, and forthright man." nomination. Of the Ihree Democratic can didates, the newspaper saic Faubus is Ihe betler qualifier Qualified by Experience JOAN PERRY I am sorry 1 haven't been able to see all the voters of Washington County, but I am working full time for you as deputy county clerk ... and have been for the past 3 years. I would like to be your full lime County Treasurer . . . and would appreciate your vote on May 28fh, in the Democratic Primaries. I have had over 22 years experience with firms in Madison and Washington Counties, and am well qualified for the treasure office. I am familier with the duties of the County Treasure Office . . . as fifty percent of these duties originate in the County Clerk's office. On May 28 I would appreciate your support an vote- Thanking you in advance. Sincerely JOAN D. PERRY Ad Paid For By Joan Perry KEN COON .. GOP Candidate oriented, Coon believes, and sees a need to shift altitude! back to the local governments. Another aid to local governments would involve revamping Arkansas' 19lh century constitution. Coon favors a Constitutional amendment which would increase county and city officials' salaries and do away wilh expense accounts -- they're plaining that funds fro msuch "embarrassing", he says, ex- ptainging that funds from such accounts should be first jusli- tied and then repaid lo officials, rather than being drawn in the form of a salary. MAJOR OVERHAUL However, Coon sees thai a simple amendment to the Constitution may hide he need for a "major overhaul." Coon says a new consitulion is one of his highest priorities, to relieve the stale o[ what he calls "the handicap of the old document." Another one of Coon's highest p r i o r i t i e s i s education... although he says candidly, "we're all for education." He is a former biology teacher at Westark Community College, he holds a biology degree from Utah State University and is taking courses in counseling at State College of Arkansas at Conway. He says he would like to see better pay for teachers and a lower studenl-teacher ration. Coon says he would also support the Equal Righls Amendmonl, should it again come before Ihe Arkansas legis- lalurc. Coon faces Cave City editor Joseph Weston in the Republican primary May 28. tk stroller' Summers fashion express in easy-moving jersey of Arnel Easy to step into, close the zip front adn stroll. Just like that, you're on your way in a dress that knows no limit to the times and places you'll wear it. Cool, good looks, slim trim lines; it's a dress that thrives on action, needs a minimum of care. The Stroller puts it all together in an exciting mosaic tile print jersey of Arnel triacetate. Washable by hand or machine, it drip dries, needs little or no ironing. In sizes 10 to 20; 12'/i to 24'/i. 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