Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 20, 1974 · Page 10
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June 20, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 10

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· Nerftiwert Aritantet T1MIS, Thur»., June 10, 1974 ravrrriviu.!, ARKANSAS Supreme Court Upholds Levy Conviction WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th Supreme Court, rearing the en of its current term, has uphek a legal weapon which m i l i l a r j prosecutors have relied upo : centuries. The court ruled 6-3 Wedncs · day that the "general articles ""of'the Uniform Code of Mililar ; -Justice are constitutional. .''.'. A court official said the jus ''.tices. with 28 cases argued an .' awaiting decision, hoped I complete their pending busines next week. That would free them to con " 'centrale on their scheduled re '' view of President Nixon's claim of executive privilege for Whi House tapes and documcn subpoenaed in connection wil the Watergate coverup trial. They will hear argumen July 8. After that case is d cided, the court is scheduled adjourn until October. The decision on the genera articles came in an opinion up · holding the courlmartial con viclion of former Army Cap How srd Levy, who refuse;! I train men for service in Viet'- nam and told black soldiers they should refuse to serve there. ·'.'·· The so-called general articles ; are Article 133. prohibiting '. "conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman." and Article , 134, barring "disorders and .. neglects to the prejudice of ' g o o d and discipline." · Justice William H. Rehnquist. writing for the court majority, said Levy "could have had no reasonable doubt" that his conduct fitted this description. Rehnquist said military personnel are entitled to constitutional protections of their right of free speech but "the different character of (he military community and of the military mission require a different application of those protec- · tions." Dissenting. Justice William O. Douglas said: "Making a speech or comment on one of _ the most important and controversial issues in the past two decades cannot by any stretch · of dictionary meaning be included in "disorders and neg- . lects to the prejudice of good order and discipline.' " Congress Plans Loan Relief For Stockmen WASHINGTON (AP) -- TJie Senate Agriculture Committee has approved a bill to provide $3 billion in government guaranteed Joans to help economic- itly-presscd livestock feeders. Meanwhile, Agriculture Sec retary Earl L. Blitz testifies today before the House Agriculture Committee, which is considering similar loan relief pro. posals. The administration opposes the emergency loans, saying it would set a bad precedent. What effect the loans would have on consumer prices has . not been determined. The legislation approved . Wednesday would provide fed eral guarantees of 90 per cent on the emergency loans. The loans would he limited to SI million per person and woulci have to be icpaid at prevailing interest rates within seven years. . The bill provides that live '·stock, dairy, poultry and egg producers would be eligible for the loans but none of the monc could be used for expanding op erations. Body Found In Arkansas River ; LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The body of Freddie Lee Tidwell 22. of North Little Rock wa found Wednesday evening float 'ing in the Arkansas River nea 'Little Rock. Tidwell and Varnell Johnson "16. of Little Rock apparentl\ drowned in the Arkansas Rivo '.Monday while on a work detai at t h e Pulaski County Pena 'Farm. Both were prisoners a the county jail. Johnson's body has not been 'recovered. Johnson and Tidwell were members of a work detail haul ing sand from the river bank to fill holes around the barrack of the p e n a l farm. 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