Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 25, 1974 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 25, 1974
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A Twister Takes Its Toll A 76-year-old man was killed Ariz., Sunday afternoon. This home park at Ihc edge of the and thirly-five persons were view shown where the m o s t San Xavier Indian Reserva- injured when a tornado struck damage occurred In a mohile (Ion. (AP Wircphotn) the MiulhiM'sl side of Tucson, Legislators Expense Legal If Not Paid In Advance LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Interim expenses for slate legislators are legal a:; Jong as they are not paid in advance, the stale Supreme Court ruled Monday. The high court struck down a portion of a ruling by Chancellor Murray 0. ftccd of Pulaski County, who said the expense payments were unconstitutional and that four senators who received the money would have to repay it. Sens. Virgil T. Fletcher of Alexander. Joe Ray of Havana, Dr. Jerry Jewell of Little Kuck and Ralph Patterson of North Little Rock, however, still must repay $2,400 each in advance expense payments. The court indicated that in the future legislators must seek reimbursement after the expenses were incurred. Flelcher, however, will not he required to repay $£,{1(10 he drew as reimbursement for expenses but for which he did not have sjwcific receipts. Fletcher said the ruling was fair and (hat he would repay the money. Patterson said lie probably would make arran_. ments this week to repay the money. The suit had been brought against the senators by the chairmen of 1he Pulaski County Democratic and Republican committees. Reed had ruled that tlic 1971 act authorizing the expenses was unconstitutional and he ordered the senators lo repay tho money they had drawn. That amounted lo $2,400 eaeh for 11)72 ntul an additional !)5(l which Fletcher drew in 1971 and 1972. Reed said the expense money was an unlawful increase of (he senators' salaries which are limited by the state Constitution, because, ho said, the senators bail no official duty between sessions. The scnalors, however, argued on appeal that legislators do hiive interim duties and that such expense payments are not prohibited by Hie Constitution. The Supreme Court agreed, pay ing the legislature w a s barred only from enacting hill expressly prohibited by the Constilulion. The court said all acts of the legislature are presumed lo be constitutional ami llial any doubt about their validity must be resolved in favor of tlie acts. Since a similar presumption Byrd Criticizes Nixon Gift To Anwar Sadat WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W.Va., says President Nixon's gilt of a $2 nillion helicopter to Egyptian P r e s i d e n t Anwar Sadat amounts to a "cavalier use" of -ax dollars. "The practice of foreign rela- :ions is at best a delicate a r t , and it occurs lo me t h a t efforts purchase friendship in such manner Eire questionable on their face," Byrd said Monday. Nixon took the helicopter with him on his recent trip lo the Midclje Kast and gave it to Sadat, while visiting Egypt. "The question that comes immediately to mind is the obvious one: Was this hclicopfpr, assigned by the military lo Mr Nixon, his lo give away to the head of a foreign govein- incnt?" Byrd asked. Byrd, assistant Senate Democratic leader, said "such action hy Mr. Nixon M this lime seenis to nip to constitute another lapse in good judgment." applies lo the senators, the court said, the cxpenes which Fletcher drew in 1972 and 1973 -- for which lie had no receipts or itemixations -- would be presumed legitimate. Nixon Suffered Blood Clot In Leg During Trip WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dcnl Nixon, one ol the healthiest of post-World War II presi- lents. suffered from a mild clot n a leg vein during his recent Middle East trip, the White House says. / The clot, termed phlebitis by deputy Press Secretary Gerald ~a. Warren, set in before the ,rlp began and "it has now been resolved," W a r r e n said Monday. Dr. Walter Tkach, Nixons physician, reported that the President Is "in good health and is looking forward to his Tip to Brussels and the Soviet Union," Warren said. Warren did not disclose in which leg Nixon suffered the phlebitis and did not say what, if any, treatment was given. According to medical dictionaries, phlebitis is an in- lammation of a vein, often associated with a small clot and is most common in veins of the leg. It may follow injury or in- 'ection, 'the books say. They irid that treatment includes use of elastic supports and aspirin nd there is no need for the patient to cut down normal ac- Jvity. Nixon has been seen limping rom time to time in (he past lut White House officials had offered no explanation for this. Warren said he did not see Nixon limp during his nine-day trip to (he Middle East. Throughout his political career Nixon has been hospitalize only twice. The first time was in I960 when ho *was campaigning for president against John F. Kennedy, Nixon was hospiljilized for 12 days with an infected left knee. Nixon s a i d the infection ap- oearcd after lie bumned his knee on a car door while campaigning. His personal doctor at the time. Dr. Malcolm Todd said, however, t h a t t h e o a r door injury was not related directly to tho infection. He said the infection resulted from a boil. Groundbreaking FORREST CITY. Art. (AP) ----- During groundbreaking cere monies Monday for what wil" he A rka n sa F/ la rgest st ale nark. Rep. Bill Alexander, D Ark., said that the project is a tribute to citizen determination and government cooperation. The 6,800-acrc 1 Village Creek Slate Park on Crowlcy's Ridge in Cross and St. Francis coun ties, which will cost $17 million will have four lakes, cabins upturn! trails and the onlv IB hole public golf course in East ern Arkansas. While you're enjoying life^ enjoy your Age. Ancient Age Bourbon. The one drink so smooth, it civilizes the manhattan. Jlntientjlge Bourbon IOMW BITCW KWiHI mUO · H ROOT · Q t?4 HCIUT K! OlSTIdlK CO, FiMffOIIT. IT. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tire premc Court, which r u l e d st year that juries in obscen- cases need not measure oks and movies by national tandards, now says the stand- ds need not be statewide ei- er. ! Instead, the court held in a 5- decision Monday, a juror "is tilled to draw on his own owledge of the views of the erage person in tho commu- y or vicinage Irom which he mcs," The court cautioned, how- cr, that juries do not have inbridled discretion" to deter- ine what is obscene. The court also handed down a ir o! decisions involving pris- ers. It ruled B-3 -that states may n them from voting after ey have completed their sen- nces, as 27 states do. And it held 5-4 t h a t newsmen ve no constitutional right to firviw prisoners, because ey are not denied anything at it not also denied to the neral public. The court's split decision on scenity upheld the conviction three men and a woman in s Angeles who proposed to stribute illustrated copies of e Report of the President's mmission on Obscenity a n d ornography. Their conviction emmcd from the mailing of iverlising brochures. In another case, the court animously reversed the con- ction of an Albany, Ga., the- owners for showing the ize-winning film "Carnal nowledge." Representatives of the movie riustry were divided on the gnificance of the decision. "It appears clear that the ;edom of the filmmaker to 11 an honest story without drd-core pornography has en upheld," said Jack Vanti, president of the Motion cture Association. But in New York, Peter M. shbein, lawyer for the Na- onal Association of Theater vners. said, "There's a long ectrum from 'Carnal Knowl- Ige' to a stag movie and we e disappointed that the court isn't . clarified standards for le area in between. Northwnt Arkonws TIMES, TUM., Jun* 25, 1*74 * 7 9 upreme Court Rules Juror Entitled To Own Opinion On Obscenity Justice William H. Rehnqulst, speaking for the court, wrote, "The Constitution does not require that juries be instructed in state obscenity cases to apply the standards of a hypothetical statewide community." In addition to abandoning the "national standards" test, the court said last June that only works dealing with "patently offensive hard-core sexual con- duct" should be subject to prosecution. Rehnquist said this did not mean "that juries h a v e unbridled discretion in determining what is patently offensive." He said "Carnal Knowledge." for instance, "could not as a matter of constitutional law be found to depict sexual conduct in a patently offensive way." Psychologists Succeeding in Helping People Lose Weight CHICAGO (AP) -- Psy- c h o l o g i s t s a r e succeeding where physicians have failed in helping fat people lose weight, a California psychiatrist says. And, he said, they're doing it without special diets. Dr. Albert J. Stunkard said that in the past three or four years effectiveness of weight reduction programs has improved 50 per cent through the use of what psychologists call behavior modification or operant conditioning, Stunkard, chairman of the psychiatry department at Stanford University, told newsmen at the annual meeting of the American Medical Association Monday that the medical profession "has been, very hack- ward" in using this new, proven technique to help persons lose weight. He said "psychologists all over the map are doing it." The psychiatrist, who de- scrihcd the technique at the AMA meeting, said he has been involved with about 230 obese patients at the University of Pennsylvania, where he formerly taught, and at Stanford. Obese patients enrolled in these group therapy programs do not have lo go on special diets and are not even told to restrict their food intake at first. It begins with the patients keeping a diary of when, what ind how much they eat and low they feel when they do it. Stunkard said that just keeping records helps patients start losing weight as they become aware of how much they eat. Patients are advised not to nave a lot of food around their lomes and to keep away from tempting situations. T h e y are Lold to cat in just one place in Lhe house. Persons who eat while watching television, for example, become stimulated to eat in that situation, he said. Fat persons also tend to eat faster than others, and the physiological signal that they are full is not triggered u n t i l after they've overeaten, the psychiatrist . said. Therefore, they arc advised to put down their knife and fork between bites. "A lot of obese people are not aware of what they're eating --they don't taste their food," Stunkard said. On the average, patients lose 2'/i pounds a week during t h e ,20 weeks of the group therapy sessions and continue to lose during a period of follow-up and the weight loss is main* tained, he reported. Many become aware from their diaries that they eat when they are anxious or deoresseti otherwise disturbed, and when this becomes apparenl they develop other ways of coping. Stunkard said, Authority Ignores Advisory Group LITTLE HOCK (AP) - Th« Arkansas Drug Abuse Authority Ignored a recommendation rom its Advisory Commission Monday and awarded a con- ract for operation of a Drug Abus« Treatment Center to the Economic Opportunity Agency of Pulaski County. The commission, meeting without a quorum, recommended on June 14 that a $65,000 grant go to the Urban League of Greater Little Rock. The drug abuse authority did not set an amount for the grant at Monday's meeting. A spokesman said the amount will be announced later. The authority also overrode the Advisory Commission in giving tentative approval to an (8,200 grant to the Garland County Association for Drug Abuse, The Garland County jroup will be required to comply with a commission recommendation that the application re redrafted to clearly define whether [he program is aimed at schools or the general community. Also approved were grants of $10,000 to the Hot Spring County Drug Abuse Prevention Program and a $6,400 grant for a public school education pro|ram in Conway. Plan Approved LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Ken Coon of Conway, the Republican gubernatorial nominee, said Monday he approved of Goy. Dale Bumpers' plan for giving public school teachers percentage cost - of - living pay raises rather than a flat-rate system. Coon, a former teacher, said Bumper's plan is better because it would preserve the incentive for t h e lower-paid em- ployes lo continue to improve themselves. 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