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June 7, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

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U.S. Plans Scheduled Space Shuttle Flights For 1979 They Don't Want To Be Rolled Workers measure the length nf toilet paper rnlls at I h e Fair Trade (In m mission offices in Tokyo Thursday, Similar c h e c k s were made thrrtughouf Japan tn verity complaints that the rolls were undersiv.cd and of had quail* ly. Commission officials said Itial 10 per cent nt (he 4Z3 rolls checked in the Tokyo office* had fewer sheets than specified An tht the label. (AP Wirephotft) Alexander To Seek More State Rice Production WASHINGTON C A P ) -- Hep. Bill Alexander. D-Ark.. plans tn introduce a bill Oils week Lhat wonjd allow Arkansas to increase its rk:e pinrtndion by almost 40 per cent. Arkansas currently produces about ono - fourth of the rice firnwu in (he United Stairs. Tlie slnle has flu n||nlml(M.L of more intm 50(1,0(111 Hcres for OT. The U,S. Department of Agriculture allnled 2.1 million acres for the nation. Three oilier targe rice producing states -- California, Texas and Louisiana -- are opposing Alexander's bill, Philip Pvlocry, a cnu.su Hani to Alexander's office, srnri the states prefer no change in the present rice program probably because they cannol expanr production as much as Ar kansas. They also fear the ex fra production would drop the price too much, he said. Because (if 'he world foot! shortage, Moory said there is a need For more rice prixluu'Ion He said prices will not be hurl much since demand i.s so high. "We have a fcupply-dernanr situation very favorable to in creased rice prnciintion in thi.s country," Ale.xarider Sriid "J my opinion Hie legislation havo introduced provides arle OjuaEe safeguards to Hit? farm ers income should the maike price drop drastically in the fu ture." The current rice program has a t.fi million national mininiUT acreage allotment. More aero, than thai, can h 1 * pLiittj.l onl; with the approval of the USDA Alexander's bill would raise thi minimum acreasja yllolmrrit ti '?. million acres lid would per mil growers (o plant nth? ·acres in rice at l.hcir ow.i dis However 1 , price -SHOP would be pa id on ly nn 1 he ;i 3 Irllori 2 million a/rvs, Moe 1 «aid. Homestead Tax LITTLK ROCK fAP) -- The state Finance an.d. Administration Department has extend' cd Ibc deadline for filing Arkansas Homc.slead Property Tax Relief claims until May Ifi. Study Recommends Changing Regional Planning Districts WASHINGTON (AP) -- The | United States plans only one manned apace flight in the next five years. But starting in 1979, Americans will fly into orbit on an airline schedule, with 725 flights projected over a 12-year period. That's more than one mission a week, with four to seven person* on each, including a crew of three. Among the travelers will be men and women scientists and researchers of many lands. The flights will be for working personnel only; (here will be no sightseeing trips into space. A full passenger load or seven will mean a per-person cost of about .5 million. Dr. Myron S. Malkin, director of the space shuttle program, said the cost of developing two shuttle vehicles hy 1979 will be $5.15 billion--one-fifth the cost of the Apollo program. He. said NASA probably wi ne*d seven shuttles in the 19ft Os, with five extra craft being purchased from Ihe contractor, Rockwell International, 1 about $250 million each. LAND ON RUNWAY To make this launch rate pas sible, and economical, the Na tionat Aeronautics and Space Administration i developing the shuttle, a vebide that will be launched like a rocket, f 1 y like a spaceship and land on a concrete runway l i k e an air liner. The size of a DC9. an air plane that carries 90 to 110 pa.s sengers. it will be able to make JOO or more round trips into or bit. NASA officials discussed th shuttle and its over-all space transportation plan fnr the ids at a briefing Wednesday NASA .sees itself becoming a "trucking agency" to delive people and payload.s into spac for commercial users, othe government afi enc ' e * anf l f°r eign governments. UTTl.E ROCK (AP) -- The )[ vision of Community Affairs if the University of Arkansas says all existing regional plan ning and development districts Arkansas should be reorga- _'lie division made the re- uarks in a report Lo the state banning Department. It said hat the General Assembly he governor's recomrn«nda- ion, should divide the slate filo areas or "sub-state di.s- .ricts," Kach district would have planning agency to which all city and county governments within the district, must belong, according to the legislation Ihe university report proposed. Area wide plans should be prepared, adopted and implemented hy each district, fche re- or( said. T h e university's year-long ihjdv was conducted under i $2.5.01)0 contract with the Plan ning Department. It was fi nanceri in part through a com [irehensive planning grant from the federal Housing and Urban Pfiv* lop mint Denarjrneni. Its recommendations aimed at Ihe eight exi planning and devtopmenU f!i? tricts in Arkansas, which a r e p r i v a t e , nonprofit organ ivatjons. However some nf the funds of the planning district? come from public sources am many are directed by public of f ic i a I.s. Anticipating opposition to Ihe report, t. h e Planning Depart merit lias .scheduled meeting- \vith Ihe directors of existing planning agencies fnr later this month. Leg is la Lion propo.s ed in 1 h re]xrt would provide for state legislators within the district ' be nnnvoting members of tl district's governing body, wfiighted. v o t i n g procedure A spokesman fnr the depart ment said Thursday lhat rnanj persons 65 or older did nol be come aware of their eligibility in time lo file by the origina May Ifi deadline. Under the program, person fift or older with art annual in come of $5,500 or less are given credit for property taxes paid Tn some cases, a refimd marie. ased on population also would required on on specific mat GM Couriers Federal Charge Of Safety Defects Narthwft* AHwittM TtMfS, Friday, Jim* 7, In effect, passengers will buy ,-ats on a shuttle to conduct xperiments in orbit for periods p to 30 days, sharing the esti- lated $10.5 million cost of each lission. An Apollo space mis- ion cost (450 million, and noth- ng was reuseahle. REUSEABLE ROCKETS .John P. Yardley. associate dministralor for manned pace flight, said the shuttle nd its two solid fuel launching ockets are reuseable. The nckets will parachute back to arth for recovery. Initially, (tie shuttle will be sed to place communications, weather and scientific satellites nto orbit, eliminating Ihe need or conventional throwaway ockeLs. If lave trouble. :ould fly up to rieve H. payload should shuttle crew repair or re- DETROIT (AP) For Ihe Violent Weather Hits Mid-America Job Denial Suit LITTLE ROCK -- Artie L. Jackson or Little Rock filed suit Thursday at U.S. District Court here charging that Arkansas Best, Freight Corp. had refused to employe him because of his race. Jackson, who is black, sought employment at the Little Rock firm, in March 1974 as a result of a recruiting program sponsored hy the Urban league of Greater Little Rock, the suit said. He was interviewed and tested and satisfied all job re. Jackson By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS At least Lwo perons were ailed and scores injured in an Arkansas tornado and severe hunderslorms damaged homes and businesses and caused looding throughout the soulh- ·rn Plain? and MtowesL. A big Forrest City, Ark., discount score collapsed during Thursday night's twister. Reports on the number of bodies iuJled from th* debris varied rom two to eight. Estimates of ,he number of injured ranged up to 200. Hail »s big as baseballs Ml ~i South Central Oklshpma, Breaking windows anej hatter roofs. A tornado touched .......1 briefly sic miles north; of Srminnle, Ok|a., uprooting several trees. No injuries were reported. More than 2 1 /* inches of rain fell on suburbs south of Chicago, and similarly heavy downpours hit sections of Missouri and Minnesota. Rivers Southern Illinois continued to rise as quiremenls the suit said. The suit said that J; was told May 16 that- he had «en rejected for em ploy men t with the firm because of nn un- favorbale credit rating, "Such a reason in itself has a racially discriminatory impact upon black people as a class," the soil said. H said Jackson's credit rat ing was unrelated to his ability to perform the joh and therefore was unreasonable criterion for the joh. The recenlly-cornp!?ted Sky- ah space missions demonstra- ed that a science can be devel- iped for surveying earth's resources tram space. Oil and mineral companies, farm, fish- ng and timber organizations and other industries have pressed an interest in having :ieir own researchers on the shuttle. Metals processing, "electronic and pharmaceutical companies want to explore production possibilities in the unique weigh- .lessness and vacuum of space. The Defense Department alans to operate 29 per cent of ^he shuttle missions for military purposes' such as reconnaissance. Nine European nations--Belgium, Denmark, France, West Germany, Italy, the Nether lands, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom -are developing a reusable small space station for J400 million, called a Spacelah, Lo be orbited by a shuttle in 1980. Razorback Marine Platoon Planned LITTLE ROCK -- The second all-Arkansas Marine platoon in Itie history of the stale will be worn-in at I p.m. June 14 on the State Capitol grounds- LI. Gov. Boh Riley, a former Marine, will administer the oath o[ enlistment to the 75 members of the Ra/orback Plaloon. The new platoon will leave Arkansas for II weeks of recruit training at Ihe Marine Corps Recruit Depot in S,in Diego. Calif, following the ceremonies. To B* Nominated I.ITTI.B ROCK (AP) The Arkansas Democrat reporter Thursday that the Rev Dr W O. Vaughl of Little Rock w a s expected In be nominated foi president of Hie Southern Bap list. Convention. Dr. Vaughl, Sit. is pastor of the Immanue! Baptist Church here. He confirmed that he hac received support for the office from many Baptist leaders in ilie country. third time in less than a mnnlh. General Motors has countered a federal report on some of its models with the claim that reported defects are not "safely- related." The Department of Trans pnrtation .laid Wednesday it found defects thai could cause engine fires in some older Chevrolets and Buicks. The problem affects some 200,DM vehicles--196S and 1968 Chevrolels and I%«--equipped with Rochester Quadrajel Carburetors. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration sale a metal plug can drop out of place on the carburetor, leav ing a half-inch opening through which raw gasoline may spra onlo the engine. GM says the defect is nol .safety-related under provisions of Ihe Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 196*. ! A CM spokesman s»id Ihe loose plugs pose only a small risk of Mr«. Even in event of a fire, the driver would have sufficient warning to stop the car and get out. he said, Of the cars covered in the finding. GM said »73 hood fires have been reported involving 11 minor Injuries. On May 17, the NHTSA said the steering wheels of certain 1M9 Camanu and 1969 and 1970 full-size Chevrolet* can fail without warning. Last week, the NHTSA said 441.000 1965 through 19(8 Buicks and 1970 Cadillacs might have a defect that could cause accelerators to jam open. The NHTSA aim reported Wednesday a defect it said could cause tire damage or blowouts on atl 1972 Ford Pinto station wagons and 1973 models built through Oct. 25, 1972. It said a metal projection extending over one'half inch into Ihf rear wheel cavity coulrl MHUr County Vote fJTTLK ROCK (AP) -- Tfc « stale Democratic party i a i d Thursday that its vote totals from Miller County in the U.S. Senate primary election wer* incorrect. The mislake, however, dirl not change Ihe outcome o( the election, which Gov. Dal« Bumpers won over incumbent Sen. J. W. Fulbright. The error reversed the men'i totals, giving Fulbright/7.014 and Bumpers 3,239. A spokesman at Ihe secretary of state's office said Thursday lhat no other discrepancy wa» found in vote totals from that race. strike inside sidewalls of thi tires. Ford's director of autnmotivi safety dis DICK HOYT INVITES YOU TO COMPARE QUALIFICATIONS DICK HOYT EDUCATION 3 Yaars (1 U Hourt) »t University of Arkanwt, College of Business Administration Transcript Available For Your Inspection OPPONENT U of A? Transcript Available? Paid by Dick Hoyt Open i a.m. In in p.m. t*lly_L'l«ced Sunday FRIDAY and SATURDAY 50LBS.* MANURE result of continujng rains there. Large hail were sighted Southern Illinois, causing minor and a tornado near Gorham in _^..,_ n _. Joplih, IVlo., had 2'A inches of rain in siv hours. Three major highways were closed because of high water in Minneapolis-Si. Paul, where up to 2 inches of rain fell in about eight hours. Western Minneapolis suburbs were hardest by the storm. Electrical service and were k nocked areas. . telephone nut In contrasl lo Ihe mild weather and spring storms elsewhere in the Tnidcontinent. 2 inches of snow whitened Fraser, Colo. Most of Ihe rest of Ihe nation! was under clear skies. Temperatures before dawn- ranged from 36 at Butte, Mont., lo 91 al Needles, Calif. AN EXCLUSIVE TRUNK SHOWING The Finest of Handmade Nova jo Indian Jewelry from Zachary Co. Friday Saturday, June 7-8 Mr, Phillip Zochory will b« at Ihe Jewelry Bar Frjcfay and Salurdoy, between 11 a.m. and S p.m. presenting cat turquoise selected from thete fqmpus mines arcnjnd the world ....No. 8, Tungsten, Lone Mt. Bisbee, Blue Gem, Morenci, South American, Blue Diamond, Baltic Mt. and the Fox. Come in ood see rfx finest collection ·f extraordinary Indian Jewelry. REDWOOD BARK 50-LB.* FERTILIZER 57 fo»m«(3led for this area. 5O-lb. bag covers 5,000 sq. H. MURRAY® 7 H.P.-25 INCH RIDING MOWER 2-YR. OLD AZALfAi VM ·· W riding i *i. bw Mr«H«i mgiiw with ca»y spi rrtnil ttarter, Drlan cMrtiwt e«iu«l«, 1 ward peeBi, I mrrtt. Fill floating «upemtM Mvte bontw. MJMUMe ml- liiijf heifbU. P*CK*god in * large v»r!*ty Opon Man. t Thurs Nit« 'Til 8:JO TRUMPETER $HOP

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