Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 28, 1974 · Page 5
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 28, 1974
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From Stone County Nursing Home Controversy Arises Over Absentee Ballots MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. (AP) -- The political camps of two gubernatorial candidates became involved Monday in the controversy over absentee bal- TARZAN' YELL language book about Edgar Rice . . .Weissmuiler, at his Los Vegas home, holds a German Burroughs' character which he played in 19 movies Johnny Weissmuiler Back In Water Again LAS VEGAS, Ncv. CAP) -Johnny Weissmuller, who spent a good portion of his life either in the water or swinging through trees, is hack in the water again, this time for health purposes. Weissmuiler, who will be 10 on June 2, broke his' hip last December during a fall at Caesars Palace hotel here, where ne had been employed as host-greeter. Brandon Says Council Ad Not An Endorsement . LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dong Brandon of Little Rock, a lieu tenant governor candidate, 'said Monthly night that one of his political advertisements made no pretense of an endorsemen of his candidacy by the Legisla tive Council. Several state legislators hac charged that the ad misrepre sented a resolution by the coun cil, the out-oF-session arm the General Assembly, as endorsement of Brandon. SUile Rep. Lacy Landers o Benton said the advertismen .was deceptive and misleadin and that it was 'only a rouliri courtsey by council member -.for Brandon on his retiremen from the council. By running For lioulenan ·govc'rnor, Brandon took himse! ofF the council. - Landers said he signed th resolution as a courtsey, but a to the campaign itself, he \va supporting Joe Purcell of Ben ton for lieutenant governor. Brandon said the ad "clear! staled" that that it was a res lution offered by the council i recognition of his 12 years experience in the legislature and as past council chairman. "The ad...certainly made no pretense of an endorsement for the Legislative Council, as a state governmental body, does not endorse candidates for political office." he said. Brandon accused Purcell of "releasing distorted information so late in the campaign as not to allow him (Brandon) to answer." Brandon said the same ad vcrtisement ran in newspapers throughout Arkansas last week but it was not until late Monday lhat there was reaction to "it. After four months in the hos-i tal the former star of 19 Tarzan" films and holder of ve Olympic gold medals for vimming has taken to the amily pool for daily workouts o build up his shattered hip. "The water's getting warm nough that I'm going to swim t off," said Weissmuller of his njur'ed hip. "I've gotten rid of oth the crutches already." Weissmuller has retired but s thinking about making some elevision commercials to keep usy, although swimming and lots at the Oak Grove Lodge Nursing Home, Inc. The Election Laws Institute of Little Rock issued a news release Sunday saying that absentee voting procedures had not been complied with "concerning a number of absentee ballots cast on behalf of patients" at the home. Leo Sufferfield of Mountain View, the owner of the nursing home, denied the charge. Perrin Jones of Scarcy, an aide to the campaign of former Gov. Orval E, Faubus, issued a statement Monday saying the Faubus campaign nad nothing to do with the nursing home situation. However, he staid Faubus supporters had been told Sutterfield was co-manager in Stone County for the campaign of one of Faubus' foes, David H. Pryor of Little Roek. Sutterfield declined to com- ters said Sutterfield's name ment on that matter. Pryor's Little Rock headquar- was not on the list of county managers of the Pryor campaign. However, Carl Whillock. a Pryor campaign aide, said stitute, said the procedure was mproper even if everything happened as Sutieriield and Mrs. Morrison said. Glaze said the law makes no provisions for a clerk to deliver absentee ballots to voters. He said he had an affidavit which alleged other irregularities in voting by patients at the home. Mrs. Morrison said no one from the Institute had checked with her about the procedure.' Only 12 of the 54 residents at the nursing home voted absentee Sutterfield said, adding that the 12 were "legally rcgis tered, competent voters." He called the institute's news release a "cruel attempt" to discredit the residents of the rsing home. ArkoMM TIMCS, In AHIUNSA* May 2», 1*74 · I Fatally Injured DEQUEEN, A r k . (AP) -Clarence Goff, 24, of DeQueen was killed early today in a one- car accident on U.S. 71 about 6 miles south of Lockcshurg. State Police said the car Goff was driving struck a bridge railing, crossed the highway and struck the other side of the bridge and then came to rest in the middle of the highway. Officers said a passenger in the car, John F. Boyles. 23, of De- Queen was injured. Call Williams Co. 'CANCElTcARE" Insurance Carl H. William - i j. i golf already take up a large part of his day. In addition to the gold medals. Weissmuller set 57 world records as a swimmer, was named to the Helms Hall of Fame three times and has been honored as the greatest swimmer in the first half of this century. He played Jungle Jim in the television name in series of the 1950s the same and now serves as a director of the National Swimming Hall of Fame at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Monday that Sutterfield w a s one of several Pryor campaign workers in Stone County. He also said he understood that the procedures followed in connection with the nursing home votes were in accord with those prescribed by material from the attorney general's office. Sutterfield said he took a list of patients who wanted to vote to County Clerk Oneida Morrison. He said she mailed them applications for absentee bal lots; they returned the a pli- cations to her by mail and she delivered ballots to them. The patients then voted and mailed in their ballots, he said. Sutterfield's version of the matter was confirmed by Mrs. Morrison. Thomas Glaze, executive director of the Election Laws In- ieautyresf Sefore omorrows SAVE'IOTO'40 DEPENDING ON SIZE! GOLD MEDAL WINNER .. .Weissmuller, shows one of five gold medals won as Olympic sm'mtner Mrs. Gandhi Says India Has No Bombs NEW YORK (AP) -- India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi has asserted that "our neighbors need have no fear" despite her country's explosion of a nuclear device last week. "There is a difference between a nuclear country and a nuclear - weapons country," Mrs. Gandhi said in an interview published in the current issue of Newsweek magazine. "We are not a nuclear-weapons country. We don't have any bombs. We don't intend to use this knowledge or this power for any other than peaceful purposes." Mrs. Gandhi made the comments three days after the blast had unleashed a wave of criticism and outrage in Western capitals. 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