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NoHhwm* Arfcantat TIMtS, Tun., Jun. 23, 1974 r»VITTIVILLI. ARKJtNfAt Hopes legislature Doesn't 'Overcommif Pryor Wants Flexibility For His Governor LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Da- |lalors to approve about $30 mil- vid H. Pryor of Litlle Rock.!lion worlh of construction and Democratic gubernatorial nonv;aboul 530 million worlh of con- inee. said Monday thai he j limiing programs, hoped Ihe next governor would Administration and icgisla- have sufficient flexibility in the | live fiscal experts have reached 1975 regular session of ihe G e n - eral Assembly to recommend the stale's pro- a prepared statement t h a t he hoped the legislators did not overcommit the stale's revenues during the special legislative session. Pryor is expected to defeat priorities grams. He said in ture. Sonic of divergent views in Ihe last week over the state's fiscal fu- Pryor's legislative friends hope lo make sure he has money to work with if he takes office in January. Their plan is to hold ntimpers 1 pro gram to a m i n i m u m . ....... .- ~., t .*-.^,. .,, ,,*.. Department of Finance and his Republican foe, Ken Coon of!Administration revenue projcc- Conway, in ^Jovember and sue- Lions, cilcrl by Bumpers, in~ dicale a surplus even if Bumpers gels what he has requested. However, legislative figures ceed Dale Bumpers as governor. Bumpers has asked the legis- Cole Says 'Domestic Kissinger' Is Totally Unrealistic Concept SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -President Nixon's chief domestic adviser says n proposal lo create "a domestic Kissinger 11 to spur action on home front programs in Washington is tot a l l y unrealistic and wrong in concept. Kenneth R. Cole also said, "There is just no one man smart enough to be a domestic Kissinger." The job would be too big and too diverse, he said. The suggestion of a "domestic" Henry A. Kissinger, secretary of slate who achieved one success after another in foreign affairs, came at the 42nd annual meeting of (he U.S. Conference of Mayors. Cole, cbairman of Ihe White House Domestic Council, Nixon's fop personal emissary to Ihe conference, in the fourth das' of its five-day meeting. In an interview Monday, Cole also rejeclcd criticism by Democratic mayors lhat there is a paralysis of leadership in Ihe White House lhat is stalling action on legislative programs critical to the nation's cities. "1 think the decisions are gelling made." Cole said. "I have no problem getting a n y decisions made." Cole on Monday mel with the top leadership of Ihe mayors' conference, most of them Democrats, and assured them of complete White House com mUment lo re-enactment of the general revenue sharing pro ?ram before it expires al Ihe end of 1976. The current conference presi dent, Norfolk, Va. r Mayor Ro; B. Martin Jr., proposed tb "domestic Kissinger." Martin, a Democrat who sup ported Nixon for re-election in 1972, suggested Vice Presiden Gerald R. Ford as a possible candidate for the job of work ing more closely bclween White House and local slate governments, a tradition al role for vice presidents. Olher Democrats and som Republicans among the 35C mayors gather/ ' in San Dieg have been openly critical of th well as o so far the maj administration Congress. But ors have rejected Watergate-re lated resolutions as irrelevan to (he real business of the con ference. Allanla Mayor Jackson said in an Maynar inlervie Monday he thinks the corps o more than 40 administration ol ficials at the conference has th goal of "trying to minimize nef live reaction lagainst the Prcs dent) by the U.S. Conference o Mayors." Ray's Former Lawyers Won't Be Reuired To Be At Hearing MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -Former lawyers for Jamej Earl Ray will not be required lo attend a hearing on Ray's al- lempls lo win a new trial, U.S. District Court Judge Robert M. McRae Jr. ruled Monday. McRae restricted subpoena power of the court to a 100-mile territorial limit, invoking a regulation sought by the state, which fought to the U.S. Supreme Court Ray's efforts to gain a new trial in the 1958 slaying of Dr. M a r t i n Luther King Jr. Robert 1. Livingston, o n e of Ray's current lawyers, said he was disappointed by the judge's decision. "We would h a v e been willing to waive the 100-mile rule," he said. "It was the state wanted the rule invoked." that Barge Shifts Position NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A ruptured barge pinned against a Mississippi River bridge has shifted to a vertical position, complicating e f f o r t s to pul! i(. free. The 272-foot barge remained hemmed against the bridge by strong currents, blocking most ships and spewing crude o i 1 a - u n d c d a, grounded. "Tne operation will have Livingston and Ray's two oth ef.'lawyers. Bernard Fenster w a l d ' a n d James H. I.esar o Washington, had asked McRa for power to subpoena forme lawyers A r t h u r Hanes Sr. o Binninghan. Ala., and Perc Foreman of Houston. Tex., an William Bradford Huie, an Ala hama author who wrote a boo about King's death. Hanes, Huie and Forema live more lhan 100 miles from Memphis, but Hanes has not Tied the court that he will ap pear at the hearing and a de position has been taken fron Foreman. Forcman represented Ray March 10, 1969, w h e n Ra pleaded guilty in the' King sla: ing and received a 99-year pri: on sentence, which he serving at the state prison i Nashville. Originally Ray we represented by Hanes but fire him four months before plea* ing guilty. SURPRISED Hanes has said that he wa surprised by the guilty plea. Ray contends he is entitled t a new trial because literar royalties from Hide's book "H Slew the Drainer" created conflict of inleresl for lawyei representing him in 1969. Ray claims Hanes promise to reprcsenl him in exchang for 40 per cent of all royall rights to the book. Huie pai Ray $35,000 for exclusive righl to 'information about the sla.v ing and for biographical mate rial used in magazine articles When Hanes was fired. Ra hired Foreman and agreed 1 give him GO per cer| l °f th royalties, according i be recons.dered and possibly i Rav - s pr e SC nt lawyers. heavier equipment will be re- . 5^ J a m ] a r v w hen ordering Ih quired." U.S^ Coast Guard Port i e v i d e n tiary ' hearing, the U.S J6th Circuit Court of .\ppea Cap!. Donald Riley said after the barge shifted to a vertical | sajd tne behavior ol both'Fon position Monday night. ! m a n arld Hanes merited an ir Workers fought in vain Mon-i v estigalion. The U.S. Suprerr day a f t e r n o o n with 20 tugboats]court let the appellate court and two marine cranes lo float;decision stand w h e n it decline the b a r g e and pull it a w a y i to review the case, from the bridge. j McRae has not set a date fo There was no i n d i c a t i o n i f h e hearing but said last wee whether the barge's sudden [jt m a y be held as late as Get vertical shift would cause more'ber. oil to seep into the river. '. He said the hearing will focu An estimated 6.900 barrels--. o n [ U 0 major issues: Whethe 289,000 gallons--had oozed o u t : u a y T s guilty plea was mad and drifted as far as 15 mites ["intelligently and voluntarily downstream, most of it gather- j an{ j whether Ray had Ihe "c ing in pockets along the banks, f^tjve assistance of counsel Salvage operations were h i n - : \ v n e n he faced the murde dered by f e a r lhat more com-; c t,arge in Shelby Counly Crim parlments of ihe barge would n a i Court. be lorn, d u m p i n g more oil into, -the stream. [ Dixie Carriers, Inc., the barge's owners, notified the Coast Guard Monday that it "no longer assumes responsibility or liability for any furlher cleanup operations." Officials kept close watch on public water intake valves downstream, but they discounted any danger to water supplies. River Iraffic was restricted to all but barcc-s and tugboats. The disabled barge blocked Ihe cenler pass under the Huey P. "spot you Long bridge, Ihe only where l a r g e t a n k e r s and freights could pass. The barge drifted loose from author Herman Hesse and · tog Saturday afternoon a n d ] f o r two Charlotte Bronte fir rammed the bridge. 'editions. Expensive Scribbles LOS AN'GELES (AP) -- Mo people's scribblings are co fined to grocery lists an Christmas cards, and they win up in the wastebasket. But it's different if among the famous. Sport shirt-clad collecto turned out Sunday here lor rare book and manuscript au lion. They paid $1,700 for two le ters in German from pionee psychoanalyst Sigmund F'rei $275 for a handwritten poem ' vc reflected a potential d e f i of $9 million in the 1975-76 cal year even if Ihe legisla- ro doesn't spend any money r ongoing programs proposed Ihe governor in the special ision. Joe vStewart. DFA budget di- Bumpers Makes Pitch For Medicaid Program MTTLE ROCK (AP) - Gov. Dale Bumpers made a pilch Monday for bis proposals lo expand the mcdicaid program and tr increase stale employes' pay by one step during a speech to a joint legislative ses- ion. "Often times, the most politically salable program " be dor, told reporters last week at the legislative figures -ported by M a r c u s Halbrook, rector of the Legislative uncil -- were "a joke.' 1 Legislators called Stewart he- Ihom at the Legislative ouncii last week and elicited i apology. They did not. bower, get Stewart lo concur in i finding lhat Ihe state was in ore for a deficit in IS75-76. The Senate went through an- hcr review of the fiscal pre- clions on Ihe first day of the ssion Monday. H appeared at legislative leaders are recasting a teacher ivilary in- ease of about 51.150 in the 75-76 fiscal year. TlvU was the Inference of ewsmen when Halbrook ex- ained some of Ihe operations ceds he has projected for that seal year. One was a $30 mil- increase in M i n i m u m oundation Aid, Ihe program hich funds the public schools nd pays leacher salaries. Aboul $7 million of lhal would i for mainlcnance and oper j'ons. The rest would be for "acher salaries, giving them aoul $1,150 raise. The Arkansas Education As- ociation has asked for a raise only about $875. Teachers re getting an average $550 pay cost in the current fiscal year nd S550 more in the next fiaca" ear. In addition, Bumpers has roposed an average increase f $250 in the next fiscal year n top of the $550 average al eady approved. Halbrook also projected lha' he needs of the leacher retire lent program in 1975-76 woult e $4 million greater than the mounts appropriated for tne u r r e n t fiscal year. He also projected kindcrgar en program operating needs a level $7 million above th 974-75 appropriation. That ;ip iropriation is 56 million, bu Jumpers has proposed raisin; · in the special session to $10.; million. Some administration figure^ aid quietly that Halbrook's fig res were intended to hel| "rcale the impression lhat th" t a f e needed to hold back on pending now to avoid a tax in :rease in January. Halbrook defended his projec ions saying thai he used con ervative revenue forecasts an :onservalive projcclions on an icipated operational needs. Stewart later informed th legislative Council t h a t he Ha. ·efigured. his projection an had come up with figures lha did not differ materially wit lalbrooks'. Betty Hulton, Now A Cook r Honored By Stars NEW YORK (AP) -- Shoi iz gave one of its inside "love 'ns" for a beloved old time, he housekeeper-cook of St. An .hony's Roman Catholic rector .n Portsmouth. R.I. And the housekeeper cook onetime Hollywood "Blond ·tombshell" Betty Hulton-- iissed show biz friends Monda night and lold Ihem she love hem al], Ihen vowed to n jack lo Portsmoulh anrl he housekeeping dulies as soon a Jossible. "I'll never leave lhat place, she said in a glare of spotlight at the Empire State Building Riyerboal Restaurant in whit chiffon, feathers and a war Jiow from all the kisses of oth er old-timers. "I've been offered open-en contracts," she added. "Bu his is going to be my life." Told that the Rev. Pete McGuire. who befriended he ·ix months ago, hail describe her as a marvelous and .. 'enlive cook and expressed th hope she would continue in be oh at the rectory. Belly sai she had no idea of leaving. MARVELOUS "I've found somelhing T ca do well, and I intend to keep o doing it," she said. "I have ownful of people who love me We go boating, we have a won derful lime. It's marvelous." But when George Jessi came up and started talkin aboul old times, he left Betl wactidally in tears. And who 2ddie Bracken called from Ho ywootl, and she took Ihe ca onslage, the voice lhat sai 'Oh, I'm proud lo hear froi vou" was the voice of the Belt iutton who bounced through dozen Hollywood musicals an Became the pin-up girl of thou sands of World War 11 GIs, She told Bracken. "When yo stopped making movies wit me. things went down th ube." Things had gone far down th tube for Belly Hutlon when sh ran inlo Father McGuire am 'broken, down and out, withou i dime to my name," she a cepted his offer of a job in th rectory. At the Riverboal party, whi' one entertainer alter another paid tribule and the reporters a n d photographers nearly smothered her, Betty might never have been away. "I hate you," said Palsy Kelly, in slacks and plaid shirt, taking t i m e out from her own B r o a d w a y comeback i n "Irene." "You are so beautiful," sairl Patsy. "You look b e t t e r - t h a n I did 40 years ago. If I can come back, 50 can you." the least beneficial." he said, "while the seemingly less acceptable Is the most appropriate so far as government's role is concerned and also benefits the most people.". Bumpers did not tie those re- iarks directly to the salary in- rcase issue, but legislators fa- oring f l a t amount increases ive defended their proposals s being more politically ac- eplable lo constituents at ome. The governor wants lo give ate employes a one step itv rcasc in the Job Classification nd Compensation Plan. He has roposed teacher salary in- reases to be administered tin- the Minimum Foundation id program. Each increase ould amount to aboul 5.5 per enl boosl in income, he said. Flal increases for slale em- loyes, Bumpers said, would nlargc t h e inequities in the ompensalion plan and create an administrative nightmare. 1 He said the MFA program as designed to help bring cachers' salaries in poor dis ricts closer lo those paid ir realthier districts and that e at amount increase "ex cerbates the very silualion we ave been trying to correct." Concerning the medicaid pro- ram. Bumpers said lhal Ar ansas was among the lowes n the nation in the percentage if people on public assistance le said his proposal to expam he medicaid to include abou 28,000 of the working pool vould help people stay off thf velfare rolls. Bumpers said he considerec unds for the Environmenta 'reservation Commission ti perserve wilderness areas oni )f the "most visionary pro rams" Ihe legislature coul pprove. 'Mutt' Jones Qualifications Under Study Walmslcy said he did not recall replying to Jones. He ako ,..j said he did not know wh;it for [Jones meant by Ihe statement, and | Jones also pinned a rose on the lapel of the other oigners of LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The [know what this means don't 0-member legislative com-! you." ittcc which is looking into Ihe ualificalions of slate Sen. Guy "Mutt" Jones of Conway ask the legislature unds lo hire a Lawyer ourt reporter. The Arkansas Senate passed resolution Monday by Sen. Bill Walmsley of Batesville vhich created the committee lo nvestigate Jones, a convicted elon. The commitlee is composed of Ihe chairmen of '.he 10- landing Senate committees. The committee, which is to eport back to the full Senate dt 1 p.m. Wednesday, met a f t e r he Senate meeting Monday, 'he lawyer would advise committee members and the court eporter would m a k e a Iran- cript of the commiltee's proceedings, Ihe committee said. The committee also plans to ask the legislature for subpoena Kwer. Sen. Max Howell of Jacksonville, the senior member, was elected chairman. Howell said the commitlee meeting would be public. The commitlee has a serious obliga- ion. he said, adding lhal he vanled lo be sure lhat Jones received due process. NO DISSENT No one in Ihe Senate dis- Ihe resolution. When asked by reporters later why he pinned the rose en Walmsley, Jones said it was his "custom anytime someone is trying lo cut my throat on a bill or destroy legislation I was interested in." WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sec- elary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger is still in conflict .with Sen. Icnry M. Jackson over existing tralegic arms agreements as e heads today for new ncgolia- ions with the Soviet Union. Neither man hacked down ifter a three-hour confrontation Monday on the Washington Democrat's charge, and Kissin- sented to the resolution Monday and only one dissenting vole i heard in the chamber when the Senate considered whether to place the resolution on final reading so that adop- .ion could be considered, Jones Ilimself did not vole. When the commitlee met Sen. Robert Harvey of Swifton noting that six of the com mittee members also serve on the Joint Budget Commitlee asked thai the other four members of the Jones committee be authorized to make recommen dations on procedures lo be fol lowed by the full commillee. Harvey's motion, however was defealed with only Harvej supporting it. Jones was in the meeting only briefly and made no stale ment. He was convicted on four charges of federal income law violations, fined S5.000 and placed on three years proba lion. Jones came to the Senati Monday with a reel rose on his left lapel, and-during considera tion of Ehe resolution, he tool one to Walmsley and pinned i ' E i t h e r w e preserv' hem...or we allow them to fa rey to w h a t we often mistak as progress." Bumpers said. He said most of the items in i shook hands, lis $30.5 million const-i'- ' Walmsley said l a t e r tha program, were necessitated by when Jones came to him will nflation. the rose, the senator said, "Yoi on his ' lapel. The two then Kissinger-Jackson Still In Conflict Over Arms Agreement that a "secret altered the 1972 ier's denial, clarification" 'ive-year agreement for limitations on offensive nuclear weapons. Both Kissinger and Jackson, ead of the Senate Armed Scrv- ces subcommittee on arms control, said classified docu- nenls, w r hen released, will sup}ort their claims. Kissinger leaves today with residcril Nixon on a journey lo -inothor Moscow summit con 'ere nee. Jackson said Kissinger, in a 'secret clarification" dated July 24, 1972. agreed wilh t h e Russian government to change ,he tiefinition of a modern missile to authorize the Russians to deploy 1.020 modern submarine missiles in place of 950 specified in the interim agrec- men tsigned Iwo months earlier in Moscow. He said "steps have been taken just recently to correct what I call a loophole." He said that n a "still further secret agreement," initialed b u t not yet signed, "it is speculated" that the United Stales made concessions on verification issue; to bring the total number of modern -Soviet submarine mis siles hack down lo 9fiO. Befort appearing before Jackson's subcommittee Mon day. Kissinger told a news con ference that reports of secrel agreements are "totally false in every detail." He said "steps .have been tak en just recently io correcl wha I call a loophole." He said tha n a "still further secret agreement," initialed but not yet igned, "it .is speculated" that be United Stales made con essions on verification issues bring Ihe total number of odern Soviet submarine mi; ile.s bpv.re appearing before ackson's subcommittee Monlay, Kissinger told a news eoti- erence that reports of secret greements · are "totally false n eVery detail." He said, however, thai just before the 1972 election an understanding was signed clari ying how certain submarines ould be armed under the main nterim agrement. He said also that Presiden' Vixon, on the last day of the 972 summit meeting in Mos cow, informed the Soviet Unioi hat the United Stales did nol ntend lo deploy more lhan Ihe "56 submarine launchers al ·eady existing, aHhough agreement aJowed 710 to t h e United Slates. Jackson said the clarification vas never submitted to Con ^ s s a n d that Congress nevei would have heard about it i D aul H. Nit7e, former Pentagot SALT negotialor, had not ap reared before the arms contro .ulcommiUee Insl T h u r s d a y and "told us what happned." Jackson said, "The .issue i: the withhodilng f r o m the Con *ress and the American pcopli secret agreement that, hai .he clear effect of altering thi terms of Ehe SALT inlerin agreement," he said. Kissinger acknowledged tha Lhe understanding was not sub milled lo Congress hut sai congressional leaders got. inter pretalions of it. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week Presbyterians To Act On Reunification LOUISVILLE, Ky. ( A P ) -- Jnited Presbyterians were ex- ·ectod lo take initial action to- ay for reunification with Iheir outhcrn counterpart, mending rift begun by Ihe Civil War. The 725 voting delegates of ic 2.8 million-member denomi- lalion were to consider approval of a two-year local church ludy of reunion, similar to ona ivcrwhelmingiy approved by he 900.000-memuer Presby- erian Church U.S. Saturday. Monday night the delegates eaffirmcd action of the 1970 General assembly of endorsing he Equal Righls Amendmenl, ; nd aflcr lively discussion jassed measures giving minis- ers' wives "equal lights" witli hose of the congregation, including the rigiit to freely choose church membership or non-membership and lo be considered for election lo the Session and olher boards and com- r.illces. The delegates also approved i motion by the Commitlee on Women in Church and Society which in effocl asks that Ihe church members bo "more sen- sislive aloul inappropnale sex- elusive language," chairperson Beverly Myres explained. The measure was prcsenlcd. in part "because of the anguish produced by Ihe reactions lo the report of the Special Joint Committee on (he Worship- book" last week, she said. The report by the joint com- mitlee saiit more than half the pages of the book would have lo be revised in order to neutralize Ihe "male sexist lendc'n- " That report was re.iec'iMl and the comniillue abolished. United Farm Workers of America President Cesar Clia- ve/. addressed Ihc assembly briefly earlier in tile evening, declaring his group would continue to seek justice through nonviolent methods. Last year, 5,000 striking union members were jailed. 2110 were injured, '14 shol atul two killed during nonviolent strikes, Chavez said. Despite this fact, they will continue lo lie corn- milled lo nonviolence, he said. WAL-MART DISCOUNT CITY WAL-MART DISCOUNT CITY WAL WE SELL FOR LESS WAL-MART Discount City S A T I S F A C T I O N . ^ G U A R A N T E E D / Southgate VALUES Jean Sal ter 15.95 - COmPLETE CLOSEOUT! W A L - M A R T DISCOUNT C I T Y W A L - M A R T DISCOUNT Cl

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