Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 22, 1974 · Page 12
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Wednesday, May 22, 1974
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14 · Northwest Arkantat TIMES, Wed., May 27, 1974 ·AVeTTIVILtl. AKMANtA* Lawyers Guild Asks Courts To Set Aside 1972 Election WASHINGTON (AP) - A' lawyers' organization has asked a federal court to «et aside the 1972 presidential election as "an utter fraud" and to order the ouster of President Nixon President Gerald R. and Vice Ford. The 207-page suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court by the National Lawyers Guild, contends Ihe election was invalid because of "numerous criminal and otherwise unlawful acts" committed in Nixon's re-election campaign. These acts, the suit charged, amounted to a conspiracy that violated the American people's "fundamental right to a republican form of government and their right to de-niocratic self-government through m e a n i n g f u l and full participation in the political process." The suit said Ford should he ousted along with Nixon, be- cause if the election is deemed nvalid then Nixon's action in naming Ford as a successor to Spiro T. Agnew is also invalid. The National Lawyers Guild, claiming 4,000 members, de- scrihcs itselt as "an association dedicated to the need for basic change In the structure ot our political and economic sys- ;c-m." Bringing the suit along with .he guild was a group calling itself the Committee to Set Aside the 1972 Election. P l a i n t i T f s in the suit included American (hem Rep. Dcllums. D-Calir., "8,000 among Ronald V. Dr. Ben jamin Spock. The United Farm workers of America, the Viet nam Veterans Against (he War, t h e S o u t h e r n Conference Educational Fund and the Black Panther party also were among the plaintiffs. Area Firms Support NOARK Girl Scout Camping Program Paul Nit?, of Siloam Springs, president of NOARK Girl Scout Council, Inc., today announced major contributions to the Girl Scout camping program by two area firms. "The Girl Scouts are in Siloam Springs today loading 1.000 pounds of chicken at Plus Poultry and 19 cases of canned vegetables at Allen Canning company for delivery to Camp Noark near Himtsvillc. Mark Simmons o[ Plus Poultry and Delbert Allen of Allen Canning Company have come to the rescue of the Girl Scouts in North Arkansas by helping combat the rising food costs which have seriously affected our summer program." Nitz · aid. Four hundred girls from 15 counties in North and WesL Arkansas will attend three two- week sessions of resilient camp at the Girl Scouls' Camp Noark from June 9 - J u l y 18. "Allen Canning Company and Plus Poultry are making it possible for more girls to enjoy 3 summer camping opportunity," according to Girl Scout executive direclor Miss Donna Finchcr. "Our aim has always been to keep the costs of Girl Scouting, including camping fees, within reach of every family. Our fees are based on di rect costs of services to girls Food costs this year have us in a .straight jacket." Faycllcville has the layges r e g i s t e r e d membership i r NOARK Council, and the lar Valedictorian Cheryl Lynn Whltchouse Is (he valedictorian of Ihe West Fork High School senior class The daughter of .Mr. and Mrs Ovan Whitehouse, Cheryl it the recipient of an academic scholarship from Ihe Univer sify of Arkansas. She plans career ia nursing gcst number of campers en- lied for the summer resident ogram. One hundred forty ght Girl Scouls of Fayelleville registered for resident mp. The Girl Scout Council main- ins a I,fl39 acre campsite near unlsvillc, which . serves ap- o.xtmalely 3,000 members. \e property was paid for, and being developed, by funds iiich the girls raise through eir a n n u a l cookie sale. The ampsile is a multi-purpose rogram center available for oop / and c o m m u n i t y use year round, and open for resident imp during the summer. Resident camp enrollment is climbed from less t h a n 100 IMS to approximately 400 in 973. This year there is a wait- ig list, of approximately 100 rls. "We don,I know how lany we might have had if castrations had not closed so rly." Miss Fincher said. While Alaska Bishop Seeks To Serve HOONAH, Alaska (AP) --i ."Scvcn-nincr-oh four victor... Sorry about the trouble you had. Bishop. "Good to sec you back in the sky again." Flight Service In Juneau is a week in the summer. Otherwise the only contact is by air. Trees march right to the water's-edge all around the bay, except for the town plot where the quaint, toy houses climb the hill. talking to an old friend in the clouds, a gregarious, graying Irishman named Francis Thomas Hurley who learned to fly to pursue his scattered flock through the timbered, moun- taincd miles of southeastern Alaska. He smiles at the voice over his airplane's radio. "They're very solicitous about me," he suys. Flight Service comes again. "Nice weather to get back in the sky." "Let's keep it that way says Bishop Hurley. His first stop is the local saloon which is already busy by mid-afternoon. The wife of the owner is Catholic and he wants o make sure she knows he will say Mass. She has heard. · WALK TO CHURCH It takes maybe -.15 minutes to walk to the church, stopping every 20 paces or so to talk to people, dodging mud puddles on the dirt main street barely 15 feet wide. The canine population is out in force and seems to outnumber the human. The says. Most have come here rom somewhere else: "I don t Jiink it was so much running away as it was looking for something new that would in a way not commit them to the past . . . We all get locked into patterns and I think this is the nature of the beast. The peap\e up here just did not want to stay locked into patterns. They wanted to get out of them." It has affected him too, not that he was escaping patterns. But now he kids friends that he is becoming more native, and seriously admits to himsejf that there arc patterns to which he vould not return. "Alaska pro- ·ides don't vithuul so many things little close homes look shoddy inspection, but he at 'OU lave When Nobody Was Looking Pranksters lied a yn yo tn (he gesturing finger of a statue of the Rev. A n d r e w M u r r a y near a church in Cape Town, .South Africa recently. (AP Wiicphoto) Handling IP Gas Fires Firemen Plan Noisy Session young people are drop- ing out of school, church, and ·gani/ed y o u t h programs hroughoiil t h e country, t h e opularity of our camping pro- ram hns increased beyond our 'rility to provide facilities. We now thai out 1 program is re- pnnsive to the needs of youth, ml we believe that we arc n a k i n g a worthwhile contributor). In 1975 we will extend our etsident camp season by two vceks. allowing us to take ·ulditional ISO campers. We -orry we can not accept al applicants this summer. Wait ng lists disappoint children and to us they represent a fail ure to serve when we are need ed." Firemen from throughout Northwest Arkansas will gather at Central Fire Station hero at 7 p.m. Thursday for a training session on handling liquefied petroleum fires. Fayeltevillc Fire Chief Chars McWhorler said a propane Board Of Directors T h e Washington Regiona Medical C e n t e r Board o Directors meeting set for Tues day night was postponed will be held May 28. The meeting will convene a 7 p.m. in the library conferenc room. Bids Taken For Two Area Roads The Anchor Construction Company submitted low bids Tuesday to the state Highway Commission tor two road construction projects in Washington bounty. A bid of J215.-I21 for the laving of 5.08 miles of Arkansas 303 from one 'mile easi of Spring Valley north to the Benton County line and the paving of 6.73 miles of Ar kansas 265 from Hwy. 45 eas of Fayetteville, extending eas to Arkansas 68 for $888,475 were accepted. Bids en 20 road constructTM projects were opened by th state Highway Commissio Tuesday with low bids totalin $10.720,184. ank will he ignited by ompany which stages such emonstratiuns professionally. "It will make quite a bit of oise every lime it's ignited," IcWhorter said, "and flames ill shoot in the air." But he warned residents, the eople staging the exhibition e experts, and firemen will on the scene with firefighting "Well, you've got more drag in that department than I do," says Flight Service. They watch over Father Frank -- that's what many call him up here -- as he flies the unpredictable skies of this Roman Catholic (liocese from Icy Bay in the north to Kelchikan in the south, a span of 550 :niles of green islands, deep blue fiords and crystal glaciers. A modern delegate of the Hound of Heaven, he covers 36,000 miles from May to November to bring the word and love of God to 4,500 R o m a n Catholics, one for every eight square miles. But he also seeks out anyone who will listen and has need. His diocese is one of the most remote and isolated in the Roman Catholic domain, almost abandoned four years ago, but now a well-knit, growing province of the church, thanks to this unstoppable bishop who lias no patience with rigid rules if they cannot serve his flock. SPECIAL RULES As the church allows in isolated areas with few priests, he las instituted communal confession and general absolution. For the people in the tiny [owns, the logging camps, the isolated settlements, this is bolh a protection of anonymity that (he confessional booth cannot insure, and "an easy way back to the church." Bishop Frank's Cessna 180, a single-engine been laid up plains they are neat and clean inside, no mean feat considering the mud roads and walks ;cd by the melting snow. The church is a long boardwalk climb up the hill. It is obviously new. pre-fab. o n e of 11 churches scattered over nine parishes. This one is served by a visiting priest and a sister. The priest always leaves dirty cups and dishes when he leaves, which always irritates Sister Immaculate, when she arrives later. Disappointment shows Bishop Frank's face as he stands in the pullman kitchen making coffee. The parishoners wanted this church, but they veeks, and you begin to say, " what difference does it perspective get otherwise. that We If want it something, you'll two. three, four have done takes that little as with it. He a measure of make?' ' An expert in church-state relations and tied to a desk at the National Catholic Welfare Conference in Washington, he suddenly found himself assigned to Juneau to deterine whether it should be maintained as a separate diocese, or absorbed by Anchorage. LAND OK EXILE .. friend asked, "Alaska? What did yon do wrong?" Then added, "It shows two things. One, when you were in Washington, you didn't keep your mouth shut. And two. it shows they still know what to do to a guy. pparatus. demonstration will their interest. Behind the altar is an Indian totem in tlie form of a cross. the face of Christ, the eyes of God in the hands, a sign of strength and wisdom, the Sacred Heart from which three flames grow symbolizing the trinity. It was designed and made by a parishoncr whose only visit to the church in the ast three years was when she jresentcd it to the bishop. The door of the church Is open, and slowly, by twos anc hree.s, they come, Mike anc Corky Thompson and their children, and 'Judy Thompson, and ittle Rose and Hilda See. the wife of tlic mayor. He asks one of the young girls to help him ' In Juneau, he found the church dislocated into isolated, autonomous islands. No sense of unity. Distances were great and no two towns were connected by road. He recom take lace on the Church of Christ arking lot at the intersection f School Avenue and Center treet. Some 100 firefighters from the area are expected to attend the s e s s i o n which McWliorter describes as "another phase in the ongoing training program.' monoplane, has with leaky pontoons, and he has worked all afternoon with friends to get it back in the water, driving tiie tractor to haul it to the inlet by he airport, and then knee-deep in Ihe little bay guiding the plane to meet the rising tide. An unclerical sight he is · his black trousers rolled up to the knees, black shirt open at the neck, ruddy complexion, 41 ears old, six foot and trimmer nan he used to be when he had desk job in Washington and Kmks the plane westward over \dmiralty Island and aims for i little Indian village called loonali. He has phoned ahead ,o say he will celebrate Mass at Pleads Innocent- Donald Prichard, 18, Route 2 West. Fork pleaded innocen Tuesday in Washington Circui Court to a charge of burglary and grand larceny. He is accused of taking auto mobile equipment from HatfieU Pontiac-Cadillao Company April 29. Trial is set for June 1: Prichard is free on $5,000 bond. ook taxis. Now, the air finally, he the read the service, and slains the vestments young people as he puts them on, the amice, the alb, the cin cture. the maniple, the stole Ihe chasuble. . LEADS SERVICES He leads them in a group penitential service, and offers general absolution, explaining patiently that "things are going to come up that will make it difficult for us to live the way we should." Later, the women of the ish serve cookies and drink, and then they file away, back into the recesses of their par- fruit p.m. Of vho hundred people live here, a handful are Catholic. The ferry stops twice town. One says that visitor in leavinf when he attendee mass here two years ago, there were only three people in at tendance. Today there were 20. Bishop Frank is not optimis tic. Next time there might be only three again, he says. Alaskans are a kind apart, he mended that, to serve the xiople, the . diocese should be maintained. Three months later, in 1971. he was installed as aisiiop. Friends and family chartered a plane from San Francisco to come up for the occasion. At a party later, his mother, now 77. played the piano, and they all sang Irish songs at the Red ~og Saloon. His brother Mark is now the bishop of Santa Rosa. Calif., only the second time in this century that two American brothers have been bishops at the same time. Bishop Frank's immediate problcys were several. He didn't know how many Catholics there were in the diocese. He had been told that, in this town or that town, there were no Catholics. "Rut when I started traveling around 1 found a few here and there, and this sort of whetted my appetite . . I found there were many more than we had realized." Isolation. Most of the parish priests operated autonomously, out of necessity. So he started a per called "Inside Pasto give a sense of unity, first thought was to let diocese had four permanent priests and two .on, loan. Now there art 13, and seven are permanent. Still not enough. In Juneau. the bishop watch- t-s over the activities of his diocese. The Sisters of St. Joseph run a hospital and school in Ketchikan, the Presentation Sisters run the social service, the Holy Family Sisters do parish and bush work out of Sitka, the Franciscan Sisters try to reach inaccessible groups. The Holy Cross Sisters come in July to administer to villages and camps. In Juneau. his diocese runs a dav care center for children and a senior citizens' center, an island retreat and what he says is the smallest cathedral in the world, The Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It was built in 1910. and "when the wind blows it creaks and groans, but still it stands." It is vastly different serving America North than serving America South. One offers accustomed comforts and security. The other offers an escape from structure, bumpy flights in small planes, short visits to small places. In all. the vivid before man flooded it with civ- colors and loneliness of a word ilization. Jobs Guaranteed For Military Men M i l i t a r y reservists a n d National Guardsmen preparing for summer encampments and training tours are assured by spapei ~ '· + n people know Church here, and to try to establish a -sense of pride in the Church. It's here. It's functioning. It's alive." STAFF GROWS Help. When he arrived, the U.S. Department of Labor that they are entitled to lake time off from their regular jobs lo perform active cl u t y for .raining. The Departments' Labor Management Services Administration (LMSA) Area Director in New Orleans. Ln., Donald H. Williams, reminded citizen soldiers sailors and a i r m e n. however. that they must request the time off from their employers in advance and report back immediately after the summer tour of military duty ends. Williams said that when R e s e r v i s t s .inn National Guardsmen return they have a legal right to be restored to their positions with the same seniority status, pay. and vacation rights they previously held. Fecierl law also prohibits any kind of d i s c r i m i n a t i o n against a Reservist or Guardsman bccause_of h i s participation in the program, he said. Additional informaton on the employment rights of reservists and National Guardsmen in Arkansas may be obtained from Ihe Resident Compliance Officer of the Labor Mimagcmcnb Services Administration. Room 310, U.S. Post Office Bulding, 600 W. Capitol. Ltlle Rock, or from the LMSA Area Office in New Orleans, Room 940 Federal Office Building, 600 South Street, New Orleans La. 70130. 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