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Tuesday, June 11, 1974
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For Power Plant Near Gentry Environmental Impact Statement Challenged LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ A state agency and an ecology organization told the Arkansas Public Service Commission Monday that an environmental impact statement on a proposed coal-fired, power plant to be located near tbe Arkansas-Oklahoma border was deficient The Department of Pollution Control and Ecology and the Arkansas Ecology Center also asked that a public hearing be postponed which was scheduled to begin July 8 on the location or the power plant. Southwestern Electric Power Co. (SWEPCO) and the Ar kansas Electric Cooperative Corp. filed a joint application for a certificate of public need a "d environmental com Boy Scout Staff Accused Of Padding Rolls For More Funds CHICAGO (AP) _ The Boy Scouts of America faces charges by some paid staff members that it padded membership rolls and possibly cheated to gain additional federal money. "If we were in the buines; of covering it up, it could be the Watergate of the Bov Scouts," responds Alden G. Barber, chief executive of the Boy Scouts. "Some of our people cheat- quite frankly" on membership rolls, Barber added. "While we always felt that scouting should expand and grow, we never condoned or encouraged l e s s than ethical practices or conduct."' But Barber said Monday he hadn't heard of possible chea 1 - ing to gain federal funds until a two-part series that began Sunday in the Chicago Tribune. The problem apparently lies in the $65 million "Boypower 76" recruitment campaign that began in 1958 to add two million boys to scouting ranks by 1976. The program, designed to push total Scout membership to six million, is nearly two years behind schedule. Barber said some staff members apparently created fictitious members and troops to reach membership quotas. He said the organization has known about the abuses since August and that national Boy Scout headquarters in North Brunswick, N.J., has in vestigated 10 local councils. He said disciplinary actions are ex pected shortly in three cities He declined to name them. Barber said the number o! phantom scouts isn't known bul that the cheating seems con fined mainly to the professions: organization. The Tribune s a i d additional federal money was obtainec through the padding proce dures. The Tribune reported that some staff members said dil'-'i culties seem particularly critical in Chicago, home of the Boy Scouts' largest council. Some Scout excutives estimated thai only about 25 to 50 per cent of the city's 87,000 registered Scouts actually exist. Under the Model Cities program in which the federal government pays the dues of inner- city blacks and Latin Americans, the Chicago council received $341,000 in federal funds during the last four years ior more than 40.000 poor youngsters. Joseph J. Klein, executive lead of the Chicago area council, said the charges would be nvestigated hut added : "Our agencies have been audited an- lually. approved and refunded for six- years. I doubt that if a n y t h i n g w a s drastically wrong, we would have been refinanced." Grants Available To Persons Who Suffered Storm Damage WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fo the first time, people who lost a car or a roof in a natural dis aster may apply to the federa government for a grant of mon ey they won't have to repay The weekend tornadoes am floods in the Midwest will provide a test of the Federal Dis aster Relief Act of 1974, which went into effect last month. Under it, a (raveling sales men could ask for up to $5.00)1 to replace his car and get him back on the road, or a family might seek a $2,500 minigran to patch its roofs. The $2,500 grants arc avail able to individuals who neec funds quickly for home repairs Some minigrants would be available within two week after ;m application is sub mitted, but three to four week would be needed in most cases a spokesman said. The grants generally arc available only after a storm victim has applied for loan, bu can be awarded in addition to the loan, she added. Criteria for receiving the grants include a victim's f i n a n cial status and the extent o damage. This new program i.s one of a number of assistance programs available to individuals ranging up to $50.000 in Small Business Administration loans for major construction, she said. "One-stop" centers are bcinj set up throughout Minnesota Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma and portions of Kansas area that President Nixon dcclarec disaster areas on Monday. The new act is being applied retro actively to all but Oklahoma. These centers will permit the storm victim to apply for as sistance without visiting vari ous agencies throughout a city. Wins Scat SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Democrat John Burton has won election to the congressiona seat recently vacated by GDI Rep. William S. Mailliard. the new U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States. San Francisco and Marin County voter registrars sale Monday a recanvass gave Bur ton 73,114 votes, or just 40 vofe» more than the 50 per cent he needed to avoid a runoff. He was one of eight candidates seeking the post. His victory was the fifth by Democrats this year in special congscssional elections for seats Republican' formerly held. Republican Thomas D. Cay Ior. who ran second !o Burton with 30,908. will oppose him in November in the new 5lh Con gressional District. Enjoy Cool Comfort RUPTURE-EASrf One program could be used to pay a family's rent for up to one year if it cannot find suitable replacement housing. Under the Family and Individual Grant Program, up to 55.000 can be provided for medical needs and other requirements brought on by the disaster. Individual states must join this program, paying, 25 per cent of the cost. ' Grants are available under certain conditions to help farrr^ ers and cities can seek federal funds to repair or replace roads and other municipal facilities patibllity to build the $100 mil lion plant on Little Flint Creek between Gentry and Siloam Springs. SWEPCO filed separately Tor permission to construct some 83 miles of transmission lines from the plant. Under a 197! state law, the applications musl be accompanied by an impacl statement. In other action Monday, the Oklahoma Pollution Contro Coordinating Board petitioned the PSC lor permission to inter vene in the case since the proposed plant would be located two miles from the Oklahoma border. Little Flint Creek is a tributa ry of Flint Creek, which, in turn, is a tributary of the II linois River -- both of which have been designated "scenic rivers" for protection purposes by Oklahoma, the agency's pe tition said. The Oklahoma agency also asked that it be given 20 add i tional days in which to file comments on the impact statement. The Pollution Control Depart ment and the Ecology Center both said that the flow of Little Flint Creek will be at times pre-empted by the plant when it would not normally be dry. They asked that the utilities analyze what affects that woulc have on downstream land owners. The estimated concentrations of heavy metals in the plant's cooling lake would exceed the guidelines which the Pollution Control Department said it considered safe. It asked what sampling was proposed to monitor the trace metals. The Ecology Center said the geology of the proposed lake site appears unsuitable for the retention of impounded water. It also said that the impact statement inadequately ad- Iressed .the problem of potential seepage from the lake. Accidents Decline WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of commercial airline accidents declined in 1973 but he number of persons killed was the highest since 1968, the National Transportation Safety Board said Monday. The board comments were contained in its annual preliminary analysis of all U.S. civil -u'rcraft accident data. The safely board said commercial aircraft were involved n 42 accidenls during the 'ear--the lowest number of accidents in 25 years--and nine of he accidents were fatal. In 972 there were 48 accidents involving commercial airliner and eight of the accidents were atal. Check Sought WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen 5eorge McGovern, D-S.D.. has asked the Agriculture Department to investigate allegations of misuse of food stamps by tudents. Talks Resume In Vietnam After Month-Long Delay SAIGON. South Vietnam (AP) -- South Vietnamese and Viet Cong military representa lives today resumed meetings of their Joint Military Com mi i sion after a month-long suspen skm provoked by the South Vietnamese government. The commission met again after the Saigon government re stored the privileges and immunities of the Viet Cong delega Fifth Annual Seminar Held Ar War Eagle WAR EAGLE -- Nearly 100 persons registered Monday for the fifth annual arts and craft seminar held at War Eagle Farms. The attendance is expected to rise as many participants were delayed by the weekend storms which swept the Northwest Arkansas area and adjacent states of Oklahoma and Missouri. -Mrs. Blanche Elliott, director of'the-, Oiarks Arts and Crafts Fair Association said the parti cipants were from 10 states. The fair will continue through June 21. Professional instructors will teach classes for amateurs and advanced students in clay sculpture, pottery, traditional and contemporary hanc weaving, wood sculpture, oil and water color painting. Classes begin at 9 a.m. and close at 4 p.m. daily and'are held five days per week: ·'·· Business Notes iiiniiiuiiiraiiyiiiprrjiiiiiiMiiiirjiiiirjiiiiiTnffliiiiiiiJiiiiit Mr. and Mrs. Dale Johnson, Fayetteville, have returned rom the national conference of hampions at San Juan, Puerto Rico. Johnson, Allstate Insurance agent in Fayetteville, won the rip as a top insurance agent n the U.S. Highlights of the rip were shopping on the isle )f St. Thomas, touring old San Juan, the rain forest and the old Spanish fort on the island built in 1539. lion in Saigon. But a Viet Cong spokesman said the Communist members of the commission would not discuss substantive matters until they were guaranteed that their immunities and privileges would be safe guarded. The commission is supposed to negotiate such things as zones of control and meetings of opposing battlefield commanders to arrange a real cease-fire. It has accompislhec nothing si«ce it was set up after the Vietnam peace agree ment in January 1973. The Saigon government lifted the Viet Cong delegation's im munities and privileges in mid April, charging the Communists with an increase in cease-fire violations. The Communist rep resentatives were allowed na access to newsmen, their telephone lines were cut and their liasion flights to the Viet Cong headquarters at Loc Ninh were stopped. The Viet Cong on May 10 be gan boycotting the joint com mission and also the four-partj joint military team made up of the United Slates, North and South Vietnam and the Viet Cong. The four-party team is to meet Thursday. A South Vietnamese official said the meeting was held in "a courteous and moderate atmosphere." Another session is scheduled Friday. Meanwhile, the South Viol namese command said North Vietnamese infantry and tanks attacked South Vietnamese positions in (he Iron Triangle 25 mjles north of Saigon where there has been fighting for nearly a month. Five government soldiers were reported killed and 95 wounded, but there was no r e p o r t . o f North Vietnamese casualties. In Phnom Penh, a bomb exploded in the finance offices of the 7th Division headquarters early today, killing two soldiers and wounded seven others. Communist gunners poured early 300 rockets and mortars nto four government outposts along the Cambodian border 45 niles northwest of Saigon dur- ng the night and made ground attacks on three of the nosi tions, the command said. It reported that one of the outposts ·was abandoned and said government casualties at all the aosts totaled 10 wounded. There was no report of North Vietnamese casualties. In Flight Training Navy Ensign Earle L. ludolph Jr., son of Mr. and rtrs. E. L. 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