Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 11, 1974 · Page 3
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June 11, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

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Weather Forecast Cooler weather and s u n n y the Pacific Northwest and in Lakes. Warm wealher is fnre- sk.cs are evpeclcri for most a band from Oklahoma across cast forlhTMGdf State? (AP of the nation today but slmw- Arkansas to the lower Great Wlreohoto) °««»- i" r era arc forecast for part of Coroner's Jury Says Slaying Of Man Justified DAYTONA BEACH. Fla. CAP) -- A coroner's jury says two college coeds were justified in killing a man w h o raped them and then tried to murder them because he was not sexually satisfied. The. six-member J u r y returned the verdict Monday in the death of Lee A r t h u r Godwin, a 5-footS, 120-pound, ex- convict from Vero Beach. Fla., after listening to testimony from (lie two Indiana University coeds and .police. Florida law forbids publishing the name of rape victims. The coeds gave the following account of their ordeal: They were hitchhiking north on U.S. Highway 1 Salimluy evening, after returning from the Bahamas, when Godwin picked them up and offered to drive them to Daylong Beach. They said Godwin, whom they described as "real quiet." drove only several miles teforc pulling off Interstate 95 at New Smyrna Beach. They said he followed several dirt roads before stopping and brandishing an ice pick. FRIGHTENED The two girls, one a 20-year- old blonde w h o stands 5-fool-2 and weighs 120 pounds and the other 13. S-fool-6 and 14(1 pounds, said Godwin ordered t h e m into the woods. "We went with him because we were afraid he was going to stab us any time." one girl said. "We were scared but didn't know what to do." After forcing the girls to perform various sex acts. Godwin ordered the pair to lay sidc-by- side on the ground and raped both while holding the ice pick [o their throats, they said. But the girls said lie was not satisfied sexually and became enraged. "He was furious." said the younger g i r l , who tiad a large bruised area on her neck, lie acted like it was our fault he wasn't satisfied. He shouted. 'I'm going to kill you bitches.' He started stabbing at my neck." One of the coeds then-kicked Godwin in the groin while the other twisted a bandana scarf around his neck, (lie girls said. After he collapsed, they said, they combined their strength in twisting the scarf "until he wa: quiet." Not realizing Godwin was dead, they said they fled the scene, afraid he was going to chase them. They said they finally came upon a farmhouse where they called police, \vho found Godwin's body. VOICE Circulates Petitions To Change Form Of Government -- A group called VOICE" will imnolmce plans Wednesday to begin a petition drive for a special election to change North Little Rock's mayor - council form of government to a city administration system, a VOICE sjxkcsinun said Monday. The spokesman, who asked not to be identified, said the group's name stands for "Voters Organized In Favor of City Administrator Election." The petition drive was preceded by about four months of research during which the Sroup selected the city administrator system- over the city manager form, t h e spokesman said. He said that more than 100 businessmen, celrgymen, house- and serv- -- --...~»..., are among the VOICU participants. They are headed by an 11- nu.-mlx.-r executive committee that probably will be expanded to 12. be said. The reason for the group's choice of the city administrator system w i l l be incorporated i n t o VOfCE's theme for the campaign -- "Professional Ad- P ° f · *« ·* - minstralinn with Ward Representation." Some critics of the mayor- council form of government have been reluctant to seek a wives and civfc ice club officers" tion. represents REPBESENTATIVES North Little Rock has four wards, and two aldermen elected citywide, represent each ward. They serve four- year terms. Arkansas law states that under a city administrator system, a board of seven directors and a mayor would govern the city. The board of directors would constitute the legislative and executive bodies of city government. They would employ a city administrator who would be hired for an indefinite term. Four of the directors would be residents of respective city wards and would be elected by voters in each of those wards, t h e remaining directors would b« elected by the entire city The mayor would be the ceremonial head of the government and would be authorized to sign all official documents approved oy the board of directors. He also would preside at director meetings, hut would not have a vote. However, he would have veto power over all matters except those relating to citv personnel. ' H The administrator would sue r v i s e a l l administrative igencies and carry out the rn.se board's obligations. East Coast To Get Relief From High Heat By The Associated Press Residents ot HID East Const are expected to gel a break today from- tlie muggy 90-degree heat thai prompted 5 per cent electrical power cutbacks by utilities from Massachusetts to Virginia. The utilities wound up borrowing power from each other during the hot spell Monday when they could not keep pace with the unexpected power demand of air conditioners, fans and other cooling equipment. The demand forced the Virginia Electric Power Co. to cut voltage and borrow electricity when five power generators were shut tlown. Industrial and commercial customers were asked to cut back consumption. Several plants were out of service in the New Jersey- Pennsylvania - Maryland power grid, which serves Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia. As a result, Philadelphia Electric reduced voltage 5 per cent and borrowed power from utilities to the north, including from Public Service Gas and Electric in Northern New Jersey, which cut voltage 5 per cent in a "purely precautionary" move. Also sending power southward was Consolidated Edison Co. in New York City, which had record 35-dcgree heat. Failure of a Con Ed nuclear generator and two transmission lines resulted in a statewide extension of the utility's 5 per cent voltage reduction. The New England Power Pool cut back voltage and borrowed 300,000 kilowatt hours of power from the New Brunswick power pool. Saudis Take Control 01 Aramco Oil NEW YORK (AP) - Saudi Arabia plans to lake over majority ownership of Arabian American Oil Co., the world's largest oil producer with an estimated 8.5 million barrels a day. Aramto s announcement on the takeover Monday said the Saudis will increase "their ownership of the company from 25 o 60 per cent. No financial details were disclosed. The move confirmed e*c pectalions that Saudi Arabia which has the world's largest Known oil reserves, would seek greater control. Some industry experts had suggested the baudis might demand 100 per cent control. Aramco was founded in 1933 iy (he Standard Oil Co. of Cali- ornia. In later years, its ownership was expanded to include "exaco, Inc.. Exxon Corp. and Mobil. Saudi Arabia took a 25 per ent share two years ago. This vas scheduled lo increase gradually to 51 per cent by 1983. An Aramco spokesman said he four U.S. owners would ncct in July with Saudi Arabian representatives to work Hit details. He said the o i l companies vould have a contractual ar- angement. to buy most of tlie il produced from the govern- nent's shart of the company's perations. Parents Anonymous To Organize Here A chapter of Parents Anonymous.' (PA) composed of parents with child abuse problems is being formed here. The organizational meeting will be held Sunday and a group of parents of the Little Rock PA chapter w i l l be here to explain the organization. They will discuss their problems with children and how they are overcoming them. PA is a national organization, and meetings will be held weekly at an undisclosed place and time and all members' names are confidential. Further information may be obtained by calling 521-7971 or 443-4567. Th« TIMES h On Top of The News n Day* a Wwk Arrow Nothing looks cooler, cleaner and more classic than white. Arrow double-does It with this drassy raised texture white on white. To make you stand out in the flashy (lock. The distinguished ne isOecton Perma-lron. With the just-right Burma collar. Short sleeves to keep yoj com- ortable while you (eel FOR FATHER'S DAY n~ ., ,* TRUMPETER SHOP Oce.n Monday a/id Thursday Nights 'til 8:30 IMwAwMt Arkunws TIMtS, tvtt., Jim* IT. 1»74 m 3 FATITT1VILH. ARKANSAS ' · * Attending Girls State Stale Fair Queen Bunnie Holbert. 16, of Slutlgart, is one of the 1,000 Arkansas h i g h school girls attending G i r l s Slate at Camp Robinson it North Little Rock this week. (AP Wirepho(o) Local EOA Asks Gifts For Elderly An appeal f o r recreational materials for programs for the elderly is made by the Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County. The materials will be used For the Nutrition for the Elderly and Service for Elderly Program sponsored by the EOA. Suggested items include decks of cards, domino sets, arts and crafts supplies. The materials will be used at meals and at recreation centers to be established at a future date. Persons wishing to assist in the program are asked to call Shirley Rosenberg, 521-1391 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL NORTH STREET CHURCH OF CHRIST 9:30-11:00. a.m. June 10-14 EVERYONE INVITED Prison Missing TUCKKR INTERMEDIATE REFORMATORY, Ark. (AP) _ Officials said Gerald Powell. 34. an inmate of Tucker Inter- mediate Reformatory, failed to return from a meritorious furlough Sunday night. Powell was serving a 21-year prison sentence for robbery from Cross County. LANE SWEETHEART CHESTS with 50% MOKE STORAGE SPACE ,ewi6 Open Mon. and Thurx. Nites til 8:30 If you cut out often- cut out and keep this new expanded flight schedule. New nonstop to StLonis- new flights to Kansas (%,DalIas/PtWbrth. L». F»yett«vUle 10:16 ajn. 2:48 p.m. 5:25 p.m/ Ar. St. Loute 12:05 rxm. 4:40 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 5:33 p.m.* 7:00 p.m. Ar. 11:59 am. 6:45 pjn. 8:56 pjn. L»- FayettovHe 6:34 ajB. 3:14 p.m. 9:23 a.m. Af. Kansas Cty 7:55 aon. 4:34 p.m. 10t40 p.m. Lv. K 6:40 ajn. 3:20 p.m. 6:45 pjn. C«y 756aj«t 4:39 pun. 8:06 pan. \ I I Lv. F*y«ttavUI« 8*9 a.m. 12:13 p.m. 4:49 p.m. 9:08 p.m. "nonstop Af. Dallas/Ft. Worth 10:00 a.m. 1:47 p.m. 6:20 p.m. 10:42 pjp. L». D«Ba*/Ft. 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