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June 5, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

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Investigation Begins Into Bauxite Sand Run Tragedy BAUXITE, Ark. (AP) - Sidney P. Hale, 57, of Little'Rock. . one of the two men trapped in » bau.xiSe mine cave-in here, ·aid after surviving 13 hours in sandy water up to his chest that his only fear was that rescuers would give UD too won. A fellow' miner reassured Hale in his hospital bed Tuesday night that the 13 other men in his crew would not have given up. Hale then repeated 'softly, "That 'aboy, that 'aboy." Hale said he prayed that the water would stop short of his head "and it did.' 1 "It was half a miracle," an- olner miner said, referring to the rescue. ,, Hal ? and James R. Grooms, 55. of Bryant, who remained missing Tuesday night, w e r e caught in what miners call a sand run." Canadian Newsprint Prices Increase IA" iC"""i" . lhe l r name! Tuesday lp the list of Canadian companies which plan lo raise newsprint prices $20 per ton In is summer. The new $20 increase, coming on the heels of increases of $25 per ion and more since last fall, will mean millions of dol lars in increased costs lo Amer lean newspaper publishers Canada's major market. Several major Canadian producers including Price Paper Co. and Consolirtated-Bathurst Mo., both million-lon-a-year newsprint manufacturers-, already had posted the new increase. It will bring the price for a Ion of 32-pound newsprint lo about $220 and a ton of 30- pound newsprint lo about $235 mostly effective July 1. Abitibi, whose price lags behind the prevailing rate right now, plans a $10-perlon calch up increase July 1 and the $20 increase lo the new level Sept. Anglo-Canadian more typically will raise ils prices $20 to $220 per ton nn 32-pound newsprint effective July 1. Sand and water sometimes dribble out of the walls or roof of the tunnels of Mars Hill mine here. When that happens, timbers are placed tightly against the small sand run and dirt is piled against it to keep it [irmly in place. But the flow that caught Hale and.Grooms was a "blowout," rushing sand, water and rock down the g-foot-high tunnel like [lash flood. "I knew what was happening." Hale said. "It was flying toward me." Hale said he was sitting in the driver's seat of a 20-foot long tram, a device taller than a man that scoops up bauxite ore. Grooms ran toward him, yelling, "Hold, it back! Hold it back!" But Hale and his machine couldn't begin to hold it back. Grooms was swallowed up by the rushing sand. "I knew he was gone." Hale said. The slush [lowing toward Hale was pushing a "wind" in front o f - it and the wind knocked Hale off the seat, he said. Hale, a 30-year employe of the Reynolds Mining Co., said everything occurred in a split- second. He said he jumped up quickly and ran toward the only place he could -- to the back of the tunnel ,away from the shaft. It proved to be the only place he could have gone and survived. Hale said. Hale said the room or the cave was about 20 feet high as compared to eight feel in the tunnel. When the sandy water reached him, it raised him up to within four feet of the ceiling. Since he wasn't injured, he said he treaded water in the semi-solid mess. Some air was trapped between Ihe sand and the (op of the cave. But Kale's oxygen mask was back on the tram, some 16 feet below him in the shaft. Hale said he almost "froze" to death in the chilly slush. He said he kept moving his arms to maintain some body heat. "I prayed awhile last night," he said. "I never panicked." He said that although he didn't think he was dying, he was resigned lo leaving his life in the "hands of Ihe good Lord." Miami Organizes Benefit For Its Ailing Mayor MIAMI (AP) - Last month, Dade County Mayor Jack Orr learned he had inoperable cancer. Last week, he separated from his seventh wife. Today, friends say, M a y o r Orr is broke. So Vice Mayor Edward Fogg organized a benefit soccer game for the 54-year-old Orr in hope of raising $30,000 to $100.000. Orr, who earns $6,000 a year as mayor and $42.500 as counsel for a l a n d development firm, has virtually no financial assets. Fogg said. He said the June 28 benefit at the Orange Bowl is to r a i s e enough money 'to give him peace of mind, and strength to fight this thing to a successful conclusion without having to worry about financial problems." Doctors say Orr, who is undergoing chemotherapy that leaves him physically exhausted, has not responded favorably to the treatments. Friends say Orr was admitted to Cedars of Lebanon Hospital Monday after suffering nausea and breathing difficulties over the weekend. He has had to rely increasingly on oxygen, which he carries with him and must use after the mildest physical exertion, the friends said. Orr is being sued in Circuit Court for more than $6,000, the balance on a .$17,500 loan taken out in late 1966: he also pays alimony to at least two of his ex-wives. The benefit will feature the Miami Toros and the Baltimore Comets of the North American Soccer League. Demand For Cotton WASHINGTON (AP) -- Withdrawal of U.S. forces from South Vietnam h a s helped reduce the amount of cotton needed to make clothing for the armed forces, says the Agriculture Department. Textile mils delivered less than 1,35 million pounds of col- ton or cotton-blend fabric to military buyers d u r i n g the first three months of this year, compared with more than 6.8 million pounds in January-March 1973. Reserve Mining Decision Upheld SILVER BAY, Minn. (AP) Mayor Melvin Koepke says a new court ruling in the controversial Reserve Mining Co. case apparently means the firm will have to dispose ol taconite tailing! from its big plant here on land or close the facility. A three-judge panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Louis, Mo., granted on MAYOR BROKE .. .jrlends hope to raise $50,000 or more Ford Praises U.S. Role In Mideast Peace AIR FORCE ACADEMY Colo. (AP) -- V i c e President Gerald U. Ford told the Air Force Academy's 1974 graduating class "today you should understand Ihe attitude of the world toward the United States and take pride in being American." In a commencement ad circs, Ford said the Egyptians, Syrians and Israelis looked, after the October Mideast, war, not to Russia, France or Britain for negotiations, hut to President Nixon, "hccau.se they knew he could get the job done." And Ford said that for the deticale negotiations they asketj for Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. "The t r u c e agreement just signed by Israel and Syria is a tribute to American diplomacy and the judicious exercise of American power in support of U n i t e d States policy," Ford said. Ford aid U.S. military strength has been vital in maintaining a "fragile world peace" but said "neither air power nor other military strength is sup DIL D'S St. n _ Tuesday a 70-day extension of a stay on a lower court order directing Reserve to stop discharging tailings from the low- grade iron ore into Lake Superior. The federal government, the city of Duluth and Ihe states of M i n n e s o t a , Wisconsin· a n d Michigan sought to halt the discharge, amounling to 67,500 Ions a day. The federal panel s a i d discharge of the tailings into the largest of the Great Lakes does not constitute an immediate health hazard as determined by U.S. District Court Judge Miles Lord of Minneapolis, who ordered the discharge halted April 20. The plant was closed for two days until the appeals court ruled it could be reopened pending review. Lord said the health of residents of communities which draw their wafer supplies trom the lake was endangered by asbestos-type fibers discharged into Ihe lake with the taconile tailings. But the appeals court said medical testimony presented to Judge Lord on Ihe cancer-causing properties of asbeslns fibers was inconclusive. The panel said, however, that discharge of the taconile tailings into the lake is still mistake." Reserve was given 25 days in which to present plans to halt polutinn or the lake and Lord was ordered to make a recom mcndalion within 70 days whether the stay should be further extended. T h e decision apparently means that Reserve will be granted lime lo convert to an on-land disposal system, a step Ihe firm says will take from (o 5 year* and $100 million state and federal aid. Fork lift Finn Eyes State Hove CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -Robert Bry, the vice president of Otis Elevator Co., said Tuesday that the firm may move its Cleveland plant operations to West Memphis, Ark. Bry said the company would decide by the end of the week whether to move. The tirm threatened to close Is Cleveland plant because of contract demands by a local Teamsters union. ricieni, It is essential to the effectiveness of our armed forces that we have well-trained and highly, motivated leaders." Arfcanwt TIMES, Wwl.. Juiw 5, 1974 · 3 River Facilities Contracts Let UTTL.E ROCK (AP) -- Sou- tcr and Associates of Conway was the apparent low bidder Tuesday on two schedules of a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers contract calling for construction of recreational facilities for parks being built on (he Arkansas River. Bcckman Construction Co. ol Fort Worth, Tex., was the apparent low bidder on the third schedule of the contract. Souter bid $371,890 for work in Arkansas, Desha, efferson, Lincoln ami Pujaski counties. The firm hid $40H.I)80 for work in Pulaski. Perry. Faulkner, Con way and Pope counties. Bookman's bid of J434.78J was for work in Franklin. Crawford and Sebastian counties. THANK YOU WASHINGTON COUNTY "In all my years of public service I've never been as deeply grateful for your confidence and your support. My family and I thank you." David iPryor for Governor Paid for by Daviu ± ^- We Bought the Entire Dallas Stock of Englander's Fabulous BECAUSE OF THE RISING COST OF MATERIALS THIS MATTRESS IS BEING DISCONTINUED. . WE BOUGHT THE ENTIRE STOCK AT A SPECIAL P R I C E . . . . AND WE'RE PASSING THE SAVINGS ON TO YOU! f f f ff "*· t '· Englander has authorized us to clear away the remaining stock of this Tension Ease Supreme tt the lowest prices we can ever expect to see again. Take advantage of this fabulous offer. 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