Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 5, 1974 · Page 8
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 8

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 5, 1974
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, · · Northw«'rt Arkansas TIMES, Friday, July 5, 1974 ! PAVITTKVILLI. ARKAN1AI . Fourth Celebrations Include Traditional Fireworks Displays '·'By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS - 1 Fireworks crackled and cannons boomed. Even the sun de- ·Mlghted the patriotic this Fourth ' o f July, tossing in a display of ·^spectacular solar flares. ', But the national taste for ; Fourth of July pyrotechnics i had its grim side too, as lire- 't works-related accidents caused · at least one death and a spate V of injuries. ; The death was in Cook Coun. ty, III., where two 16-year-old » boys put-together a pipe bomb \ for the Fourth using black pow- j der. One died and the other lost an arm. In Concord. N.H., 11 il spectators at a municipal dis- \ play were injured when an er- 3 rant rocket fell in the crowd J but none required hospi- "-" talization. '' The fireworks displays were part of an extravagant pro gram of celebrations that in eluded 'tamer features such as a 1,000-pound pixza in Colum -·. bus, Ohio, an American fla; '. made of ice cream in Bostoi and a visit from Santa to fish ' ermen and their .families ir 1 Bethel. Alaska. Billed as the biggest of tho 1 day was a fireworks display ·'. run by officials of Expo '74 in ., Spokane, Wash. Blazing light: drew pictures in the sky of.thi Apollo 11 moon landing, tin Statue of Liberty, and the Capi tol dome. The show's cost wa: ; put at $70,0(10. · In New York City, anothe major fireworks display wa: · exploded over the city's barbo i after a SO-gun cannon salut was detonated by men clad ii ' historic artillerymen's cos ' tumes. It was tbe first time ii ; about a century that the cit; / , revived its tradition of a . N a tional Salute--one cannon sho ... for each stale. Other major fireworks dis · plays were held in San Fran Cisco, Boston, Washington am Philadelphia. - · Most of the fireworks acci . denis were with those in pri vate hands--still legal- in 1 states. Officials of the U.S. Cor sumer Product Safety Commis sion are planning hearings t seek a nationwide ban on sue private use. A Seattle, Wash., man lost a eye and was riddled with frag .merits when 50 large fire ; crackers exploded in his kitcl Four persons were injured in 'hio--the most seriously a 17- ear-old youth whose right and required surgery when a irecracker exploded. A Milwaukee. Wis., boy was eported in satisfactory concii- ion al a hospital after an ex Iodine firecracker injured his eft eye. And in Grinnell, Iowa, spectators at a display run by ocal auxiliary police and firemen watched a Roman candle omo loose from its mooring and ignite the back of a pickup ruck loaded with about $700 vorth of fireworks. The aux- liaries' chief suffered a heac njury. Police in Knoxville, Tenti. said Robert Murphy Jr. suf ered mouth injuries when a irecracker went off. His motli er told them a man had put the irecracker in her son's moutl vhile she was visiting a neigh or. And in Peru, Ind., 11 childrei and an adult were injured in ; parade accident unrelated t 'ireworks when an unoccupiec car rolled down a hill and plowed into the crowd. Three children suffered broken bones Unemployment Rale Holds WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th. nation's unemployment rat' held steady at 5.2 per cent ii June, maintaining about th same level it has hovered at s far this year, the Labor Depart mcnl reported today. The annual influx of student into the job market drove th unemployment rate up taste than employment, but after ac justment for seasonal var ations the increases balance out. Seasonally adjusted unem ployment stood at 4.8 million up by 46,000 from May. Em ployment rose by 194,000 to "" million persons. The administration had bee braced for a six per cent uneir ployment rate over the f i r ; half of the year as officials a tempted to bring inflation ou of the economy. But the jobles rate has varied no more tha two-tenths of one per cent sine January. Five Break-Ins Thought Related Washington · County deputy h e r i f f s are investigating iporls of five break-Ins on cute 2, Fayettevillo, Wed- csday. . . . _ . The calls came into the sher- f's office between 8 a.m. and p.m.- -Wednesday from five esidcnts of a road just past oole's furniture store on Hwy. west. ' ' Mrs. Randy Lynch reported ruck tires taken from hei arage; Mrs. Bernice Eaton aid ah ice chest, some clothes tic! ta|x?s were missing frorr er car; Mrs. Paul Leavitt saic tape dock and two large peakcrs were taken from her a.' 1 Tools were taken from a ampcr belonging · to Jason lolden and from the home -of llarence Star. . . : Preliminary FBI Probe Halted No Conspiracy Seen In King Slaying WASHINGTON AP) Justice Department investigation has found no conspiracy involved in the slaying of Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr. at her husband's' Atlanta church last Sunday. Deputy Asst. Atty. Ken. K. William O'Connor said in a telephone interview Thursday that Marcus Wayne Chenault, a graduate student from Dayton, Ohio, charged in the killing, evidently acted alone. "On the basis of the analysis done by the FBI at my request, on yesterday (Wednesday) a determination was made by me that the evidence did not support any concept of conspiracy with others," O'Connor said. He said the preliminary FBI Investigation of tho case has been halted. "We naturaly took a look at this," he said in exp i a i n i n g the federal involvement. "Mrs. King was a very important person and it seemed very peculiar." Chenault. 23, is accused of shooting Mrs. King, the 70-year- old mother of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., as she. played the qrgan ,at a service in -Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.'. A church deacon also was killed and a woman parishioner wounded. and that subject Chenault was any group of acting alone and not ·" ·"""""·' -·-"-· - - · · · " O'Connor said the FBI probe determined that "there isn't sociated other than a very small religious organization- in Winchester. Ky. It's a group of four or five people which has no bearing on this case. 1 ' Last Tuesday, the Dayton Journal Herald quoted a friend of Chenault as saying the man belonged to an Ohio organization known as "The Troop" that believed black ministers should be punished because they allegedly have misled their people. Atlanta police said Chenault allegedly had compiled two "death lists" of black leaders, including the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy, head of the -South- Christian cage- civil rights leader Jesse Jackson. All three men had said they believed a conspiracy might be involved, and Williams reiterated Thursday, "Iv certainly don't think this gentleman acted alone. I think there Is an ef T fort to stop the movement, to wipe it out and bring an end to those who openly oppose our present system." ··· Abernathy and Williams have said they were, at the jail when Chenault told them, "You all just keep those reverends in front of your names; the boys will get all of you." Meanwhile, the grieving King family spent much of Thursday 'rams, Including one sent by President Nixon while he was in- Moscow. Mrs. King's funeral was held Wednesday. Sanders Named CHICAGO (AP) -- ' Ralph Sanders of Little Rock was named second vice president Thursday of the National Federation of the Blind at the an- niial NFB convention. '·Sanders is in public relations in Little Rock and formerly worked for the late Gov. Winlh- rop Rockefeller. Kenneth Jerrigan of DCS Moins, Iowa was chosen by ac- 50,000- - .^-v-v^-v totuiKounlfy-shop ·the nicest shop hi town" j Dear to the heart of all ·fashionables! T C's CLEARANCE Slacks . . . Shorts . . . Tops . · , Dresses . . . Accessories , . . from such famous makers as Villager, Jr. House, Vivo, Thermo Jac and others . . . drastically reduced! Don't miss if . . . See how rewarding a day can be ... come shop with us! 1H West Center ... 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