Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 27, 1974 · Page 20
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 20

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 27, 1974
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Northwest Antonta* TIMES, Men., May 27, 1974 AKKAIUA* No Authority In Federal Court Bumpers Labels Allegations 'Outrageous' LTTTTLE ROCK (AP) -- Gov. Dale Bumpers termed a charge an "outrageous allegation" that he and two other men had solicited campaign funds for his 1970 gubernatorial race in return for the quash of certain federal indictments. The governor has no author fty to quash federal court indictments. Bernard J. Gaer of Alma marie the charges in a suit he filed late Friday at Crawford County Circuit Court. The suit names Archie Schaffer IH the governor's nephew and campaign aide, and stale Sen. Ben Allen of Little Rock as the oth er defendants. Allen said Sunday that he thought Hie campaign com mittce to re-elect Sen. J. W Fulbright had a hand in the til Ing of the lawsuit. Fran Smith, n press aide a the Fulbright campaign head quarters at Little Rock, denie( that the campaign committee had anything to do with t h lawsuit. Mrs. Lester Fisher, an em ploye of the Crawford Count: clerk's office, said Gaer hat asked her to make 10 copies o the suit. The copies were delu ered to some members of th news media at Fort Smith lal Saturday. OFFICE CLOSED The clerk's office will remai closed until after election daj therefore, reporters c a n n o check the court files unt Wednesday. Bumpers will op pose Fulbright Tuesday in the Democratic senatorial primary. Bumper said he did not know Gaer. "I don't owe him anything." the governor added. 1970, Bumpers solicited money and other campaign assistance from him and from Ozark Ken nels. Inc.. a closed corporation that Gacr controlled and of which he was president. Gaer charged that Alltn acting as an agent for Bumpers, "surreptituousiy solicited the money and other campaign aids from him and the corporation." Allen denied Sunday that he ever participated in a negolia lion for such campaign funds, Allen, wealthy in his own right, asked what he would have done with the $2.000. "This guy called me Tuesday a week ago and told me all that stuff, and I didn't know what he was talking about." Allen said. "He told me he was going to file a lawsuit. I told him to do whatever he thought he needed to do. To me, he was a kook." Schaffer, who worked in the governor's office prior to the senatorial campaign, also denied that he hart participated in any such negotiation. However. Schaffer said he had met Gaer in 1970. when, he said, Gaer contributed $2,000 to the campaign without any stipulation. CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION "He just came in and told the receptionist he wanted to make a contribution to the cam paign," Schaffer said. "He came back in my office: he gave the check, we visited while and he left and that was Schaffcr said Gaer had writ- en several letters "demanding hat we repay the loan." He aid Gaer was told that the ontribution was not a loan and hat there was no obligation to epay him. Schaffer said there is a ecord showing that Gaer made he contribution in 1970. He said he lawsuit offered no evidence o substantiate the fact that icre was a loan. Schaffer said he did not know whether the Fulbright cam paign committee actually had a direct hand in filing the law suit. However, he said, "I do be licve the lime of this --the fac 1 :hat this involves a transaction of four, years ago and the fac that he filed the lawsuit 15 min utcs before the courthouse closed before the election leaves some suspicion there." In 1972 Gaer and a partne pleaded innocent to a 22-coun indictment of mail fraud in th sale of hunting hounds. U. S Dist. Atty. Bob Johnson of For Smilh said Gaer was Iried am the case ended in a divide* jury. He said Gaer then enterei a guilty plea on one of th ounts and was placed on pn ation. In the suit, Gaer a ged that Allen told him that rthcoming indictment against m »'as a political manuever nd if Bumpers was elected overnor he would quash the ction if Gaer would umpers get elected. help Today In History Governors Conference Scheduled In Seattle SPOKANE. Wash. (AP) Any stale missing its governor In the next few weeks might try looking in Spokane for him. Governors or their representatives from 19 states and U.S. territories will visit this world's fair city between Wednesday and June 9, according to the of fice of Gov. Dan Evans. The deluge of gubernatoria visits is caused by the proxim ity of the f a i r to the Nationa G o v e r n o r s Conference i n Seattle June 2-5. The schedule includes: Friday--New Mexico Gov truce King. Saturday--Govs. Dale Bump ers of Arkansas and Christ opher Bond of Missouri. Character Actor Diet LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Donald Crisp, an Academy Award vinining actor who was one of he last movie Industry pio- rs, died Saturday. He was 93. A family spokesman said Sunday that Crisp died at a suburban Van Nuys hospital Cause of death was not an nounced, but the spokesman said Crisp had been in failing health since suffering a serie of strokes in recenl years. While - haired and dis tinguished-lcoking. Crisp wa one of the movies' finest an busiest character actors. H appeared in more than 40 films in a career spannin some 60 years, winning a supporting Oscar in 1941 for hi work in "How Green Was M Valley." Salutatorian Dniraa Vaughn, daughter of Mr. aud Mrs. W. A. Vaughn and a senior at FayeUeville High School, is the recipient of a scholarship Iran the University of Arkansas. S h e plans lo enter pre-med studies. She was salutatorian of the graduating class a n d held membership in the Na- tiona] Honor Society and t h e Science Club. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Today is Monday, May 27 he 147th day of 1974. There are 218 days left in the year. This s Memorial Day. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1941, the Brit sh navy sank the German bat lleship Bismarck off France with a loss of 2,300 lives. The Bismarck had been pursued more than 1,700 miles afte sinking the British warship Hood three days earlier. On this date: In 1860, a force under th Italian palriot, Giuseppe Gari baldi. invaded Sicily and captured Ihe cily of Palermo. In 1905, a Japanese nava force wiped out a Russian flee of 32 ships. In 1336, the British luxury liner Queen Mary began its maiden voyage across the Atlantic. ,, , In 1937, the Golden Gate Bridge across San Francisco Bay was opened. In 1954, more than 100 crewmen were killed in an explosion aboard the U.S. aircraft carrier Bennington, oft Rhode Island. In 1957. Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Theodore Green became, the oldesl man ever to serve in Congress. Age: years, 7 months and 26 days. Ten years ago: Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru died in New Delhi. Five years ago: President Nixon asked Congress for legis lalion lo convert the Post Office Department into a government owned, self-sustaining service One year ago: The Fair Cam-, paign Practices Committee released a report terming the Watergate operations a new low in campaign tactics since the commitlee was formed nearly 20 years before. Today's Birthday: Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger is 51 years old. Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn., is 63. M«y S, lt?4 DAR Award Rebecca Andrews, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. L. D. Andrews, Is (he recipient of a scholarship from the University of Arkansas. A senior a Fayelleville High School, she plans to major in elementary education. She was the recipient also of Hie Daughters ot American Revolution Appreciation Award, and sang in the school's Mixed Chorus and (he A Cappella Choir. She was also a member of Peppers, Teen Challenge, The Nalional Honor Socicly, and has been active in church youth group activities. Residents of Washington County I wish it would have been possible for me to accompany my father in his campaign travel? ahouE the County, personally meeting you and asking for your vote. It is jn thia space, however, that I wish to tell you of Wayne Hydcn He ha* devoted the lait iwenty-five year* of hi* life in public service to Washington County. Although no stranger to Northwest Arkansas (he graduated from Springdale High School), he was transferred to Fave«evil]e as a state trooper in 1W9. A few year* later, he became Springdale's Chief of Police and over the next twenty years, led his department to achieve a slate-wide respect for nrofessionaHsm .He alway* placed duty above self and has demonstrated the courage of his convictions under fire. Wayne Myden never faltered in his attitude that the law must be equally enforced and that equal protection must he given to all persons- He has an administrator's Icnow-how, whtch he obtained a* · chief together with a patrolman's empathy which he has never lost His interest in youth ha* been memorialized by a Little League baseball field that bears his name. Hi* devotion to hi* home and church is in strong evidence. Wayne Hydtn knows the problems of Washington County from almost all angles. Such knowledse could continue to be of great value to him as County Treasurer. It is with a hopeful eye on the future of.Washington County that this son a£kc your support for his father. I ask you to remember these word* when yo u vote Tu eda y. May 28. With Kindest Regardi Jim. James W. Hyden ELECT WAYNE HYDEN (Subject to Democratic Primaries) TREASURER Washington County Pol. Ad. paid for by Jim Hyden M. WILLIAM FIELDS Chartered Life Underwriter JEFFERSON STANDARD LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY has completed all the requirements to be certified as a QUALIFYING MEMBER OF THE 1974 MILLION DOLLAR ROUND TABLE an Independent, International association of fife insurance agents. Membership reflects a commitment to continuing advanced education to better serve the financial security needs of tamiltec, individual* and bminmet. SEE AND HEAR DALE BUMPERS KFSM-TV Fort Smith CHANNELS TONIGHT MONDAY, MAY 27 7:00-7:30 P.M. For a Free Ride to the Polls--443-5238 Pol. Ad Paid for by Bumpers for Senate Committee SEVEN OF THE REASONS I WANT TO BE YOUR SHERIFF 1. Efficient records 2. Appointment of personnel with mature ideas and skills, to perform the job in o considerate and efficient manner '3. Placement of deputies in strategic locations for faster, efficient enforcement of the law 4. Strict control over all deputies By competent authority at all times,.by having certain deputies trained to make decisions-while on each shift of duty 5. Personal availability to the. general puUic at all times 6. Full cooperation with ail law enforcement agencies. 7. Full cooperation with ail organizations that are interested in sound-law enforcement I PERSONALLY AND SINCERELY ASK FOR YOUR VOTE AND INFLUENCE PAUL PEEVY Political Ad Paid for By Paul Peevy, Springdala Plan adequate wiring Remodel , present,; . home"'' Plan Interior lighting Choose electric water heating Buy new appliances Replace heating and cooling Explore total electric living Use electricity wisely

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