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5A Northwest Arkansas TIMES, »·"., Mf f4, FAYETTEVILUE, ARKANSAS _ May Deepen If Kennedy Runs Shadow Of A Five-Year-old Death Haunts Chappaquiddick * _ L ·,,*,,.} ^irfornnflv hu courts EVENT CHANGED HIS LIFE ... former Edgartown, Mass., Police Chief Arena EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- F i v e years ago, a handful of officials in a peaceful resort town became national celebrities when a young woman died ill a car driven by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. Debate continues over the accident at Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. The argument centers on what the accident means for Kennedy's political future. The prosecutors, police, witnesses and other participants who have slipped back inlo obscurity say the July 18, 1969 accident in which Mary Jo Ko- pechne died still affects them too. These people still bristle over the glaring attention given the easy-going pattern of smal town justice in the days after the accident. They fear that i will begin -again if Kenned; runs for president. "You're always aware of it,' said Leslie Leland, a druggis who was foreman of the gran jury that investigated the acci dent. "When Kennedy announce he's running for office, thi tiling is going to be opened up all over again," he went on "They're going to tear it t pieces, word by word. I don' look forward to that. It will g on and on and on." On the evening of July 18, party was held at a cottage o Chappaquiddick for six youn women who had worked in th 19G3 presidential campaign i the late Sen. Robert F. Kenm dy. LEAVES PARTY Edward Kennedy said late that he left the party about 1 p.m. to take Miss Kopechn back to her hotel on Martha" Vineyard. On the-way, he sail he got confused and turned o a tarred road onto a bump gravel road that leads lo Dik Bridge. " According to Kennedy's testi- of reporters poured Into Edgar lony, t h e c a r plunged o f f t h e . . . . . . ·idge into a tidal pool. Kenney escaped, but Miss Kopechne d not. .The senator 'said lie ived unsuccessfully to try to ·we her, then walked back to ie cottage and got two friends 'ho also tried to recover Miss opechne. By that time, the ferry had lopped running, and Kennedy warn across Edgariown Har- ior to the inn where he was tuying. He did not report the iccidcnt until the next morn- ng, after police had found Ihe ar and recovered the body in- ;ide. Kennedy pleaded guilty to caving the scene of an acci- lent. He received a two-month suspended jail sentence and a 'ear's probation. The next January, an inquest vas held. The judge concluded hat Kennedy and Miss Ko- pechne did not intend to return to Edgartown and that Kenedy was driving too fast when he went over the bridge. A grand jury later looked into the case briefly, but it reached no conclusions, and there was no other court action. LIVES CHANGED The police chief who charged Kennedy with leaving the scene of an accident, the part-time prosecutor who won a conviction, the district attorney who initiated an inquest -- all say the sensational case played a part in determining their fu- Lures. Dist. Atty. Edmund Dinis said he could not get re-elected because of Chappaquiddick. Pro-Kennedy people thought he pressed the case too hard. anti- Kennedy people too easily. Police Chief Dominic Arena s a i d Chappaquiddick "has changed my life in the sense that I will be forever connected with it in some way or other." After the accident, hundreds the hell? How many dy had a homo there. He eventually got a new job in Essex Junction, Vt. Walter Steele, the special Dukes County prosecutor, now ' ' in the District Kennedy pleaded It will be'in my obiluary," smalltown chiefs end up with town, a white, clapboard resort have to say that it's the biggest Arena withdrew an application 'I found that after to be chief in Alexandria, Va., when he found out that Kenne- DIKE BRIDGE STILL MAJOR ATTRACTION . . . /or tourists visiting Martha's Vineyard. Here four visitors stare into water where girl died ^^_ _^____ __: treated differently by courts and by judges. People knew me that I'm sure didn't know me before this, and I'm sure it got me some kind of dubious distinction. "Really, it has changed my We a little bit for the better." John Farrar, an Edgartown scuba diver,- recovered Miss Kopechne's body and said she might have been saved' if the wreck had been reported immediately. Farrar says he still gets phone calls and letters from people who think he wanted to destroy Kennedy. Last month, he said he received a long-distance death threat. Others, such as retired Judge James Boyle, who conducted the inquest, and Paul P. Markham, who dived with Kennedy to try to bring up the body, still refuse to discuss the case. On Martha's Vineyard,' tha natives recount their Chappaquiddick theories whenever Kenney appears on the evening news. Opinion on the Republican island is still sharply divided over whether justice was done in the case. But most agree that it has invaded their privacy. Even now, Chappaquiddick Island and the bridge fronv which Kennedy's car plunged into a tidal pond are steady tourist attractions. Officials say they account for several thousand visitors every summer. For Teachers Only EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) -- Teachers here *wv *- ---d teachers, an organiaztion whicN n teachers' v ,.ee m tisgci.a-. tions." A spokesman for tha new body said .she believes it will be more effective than tha Alberta Teachers' Association, which includes administrators. House Readies (CONTINUED. ITIOM PAGE ONE) $2 million Republican N a t i o n a l each for the and Democratic Conventions, in another effort to keep the taint of special interest money out of politics. The money would come from the ?l voluntary federal income tax checkoff. The non-partisan center for Public Financing of Elections hailed these provisions of the proposed legislation. "The gross inequities o f ' t h e current system of financing campaigns have become apparent," said Neal Gregory, co- director o fthe ' group. "The committee has wrapped up a complete reform package for the 1976 presidential election." Reports for the showed $77.2 million was spent by congressional candidates during the 1972 campaign. An analysis by Common Cause showed two thirds of this money came in contributions of $100 or more, and that one fourth of the money came from special i n t e r e s t groups such as organized labor or the business c o m m u n i t y . Incumbent congressmen, on the average, were able to raise twice as filed by candidates House and Senate m u c h money their challengers, r e g a r d l e s s of party. LIMITS CONTRIBUTIONS The proposed bill, aimed at preventing large gifts of untraceable cash, bars any cash contributions in excess of $100. It limits an individual from contributing more than $1,000 to a congressional candidate. It puts a limit of $5,000 on the amount a special interest group can give to a congressional candidate. by Rep. John Anderson, the GOP Iloor leader from Illinois, and Rep. Morris Udall, a Democratic reformer f r o m Arizona. Another difference between the House and Senate bills is over enforcement machinery. The Senate bill creates an independent federal elections commission to monitor the law, while the House bill creates a body composed of congressmen and thei remployes to enforce it. Rep. Bill Prenzel, R-Minn. 1 , will try to amend the bill during the House debate to include an independent enforcement body. Both measures . continue and improve existing disclosure laws, designed to let the public know how candidates raise anc spend political money. All funds would have lo be channelec through a single committee bj the candidate, and this com mitte'e would have to file public reports quarterly, -10 days before election day, and 30 days after, the election. To get at the problem o candidates who fail to file sucr a public accounting, t h e proposed House bill has P section which would disqualif: a person from being a candi date in the next election if h The big dispute in the House Administration C o m m i t t e e drafting the bill was over setting of an overall spending limit on congressional races. They finally settled on a provision holding spending in a House race to $75,000 and limiting s e n a t o r i a l candidates t o spending five cents for each person in their state. The Senate bill provides for p u b l i c f i n a n c i n g o f congressional races, but this proposal was overwhelmingly defeated by the House Committee when it was writing the bill. H o w e v e r a bipartisan a m e n d m e n t providing f o r partial public financing of congressional races will be offered during the floor debate failed to file a campaig: spending report. Because the measure is no expected to become law befor mid-September, it is unlikel lhat many provisions ca become effective in time t affect this fall's campaign. Bu it will exert a subtle influenc this fall, with many candidate expected to voluntarily limit th type of contributions they wi accept. L r i F i iT ' i Obituary r - ,, T f MRS. KATE SELF Bentonville -- Mrs. Kate Se of Bentonville died Saturday Born Senate CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE) Jity but not certain." About the same time, a top i-op official was asked to reaf- rm his promise of $2 million i f ' the campaign, the Water- ate committee said. The panel quoted the official, arold S. Nelson of Associated ilk Producers, Inc., as testi- ,ing that he felt things might o against him if he refused to affirm the promise. Nelson re-pledged the money, nd large donations then flowed rotn dairymen to Nixon. The Walcrgate committee alculated that the Nixon cam- aign received $032,500 from he nation's three largest dairy o-opcralives. This differs omwhat from earlier calcu- ations by newsmen and others "lie White House has put the igure at $427,000. Besides the ' price increase, he dairymen also sought gov rnment actions on impor [uotas, school milk programs ; o v e r n m e n I purchases o cheese, and a major anli-trus' iuit by the Justice Department The panel also examined thi ailure of the Internal Revenui Service to follow up on an audi vhich had uncovered an appar eiitly illegal campaign donatior by the milk producers, and th ailure of the Justice Deparl nt to prosecute on that mal ter. The report noted that admin stration officials includin :narles W. Colson and John Ipnnally spoke to the co-op off cials about campaign money. DUAL ROLES The committee said "the dua role played by many Nixon off cials of both policymaker :«nd raiser gave, at the ver least, t h e ' appearance of im propriety and provided circum stances that were ripe fo abuse. "Whether or not these tw roles were directly tied, the appeared to be linked, and th had a significant impact on th approach taken by the dairy men." Founded I860 212 N. East tat. , Ark, 7ZTO Published daily and Surid a? except January 1, July 4. ThanisziTlnz and Christina*. Second Claw Poslag* Paid st Fayeitevuie, Art. MEMBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Prcs? [3 entitled ex- cln slvely to th e n j e for re publication of ftll local news printed In thii newspaper is well ei al! AP n««w» dispatches, SUBSCRIPTION RATKS Ef/octive October 1, IJfTS Horn 6 UetlTtry FfrT month by carrier ------ $3.25 ·tori* copy dally lOc, Sunday So Spraying Methods (CONTINUED PROM PAGE ONE) ven knowing what chemicals ere used except by taking leir word for it," he said. The chemicals Krovar I and nsar 170 had been selected for se by the Frisco Railroad. A him and to invite him to atch. Rush said at the lime offrnan promised to notify m when spraying was about begin. R u s h' s assistant, Jack mitherman, telephone d Coffan three days before VSI ucks sprayed the tracks last eekend. At this time, Smilher- an was told CofCm-an expected ie trucks to begin work in .orlhwest Arkansas July 11 -- r five days alter they actually rayed. In a telephone conversation 'ith him, Coffman told the 'IMES he never knew for sure /hen an area would be prayed. The men who run the rucks -- vehicles from which ie spray is applied -- are utonomous and do not report o him unless they .enounter troblems. On July 3, when Coffman alked with Smitherman, one o! he trucks was in Iowa. Bii ains came and the truck iperators decided to move ioulh lo Northwest Arkansas iince the spray is to be applied inly in dry, non-windy weather Coffman said he himself die lot find out aboul Ihe soraying unlil Friday evening (July 5) he night before it began. Aske vhy he didn't call Rush at tha ime, Coffman said he jus didn't. SAID NORMAL He called the procedure 'normal", emphasizing that h never can tell for sure whe; spraying will occur. Coffma: maintained he told Smilherma that July 11 would be th 'likely" date for spraying whil reminding him that he didn' know for sure. "There was n o t h i n surreptitious about the spray ing,. Coffman s a i d . H expressed pride in his industry and its operations. But Rush does not understand why, if Coffman's techniques are so excellent, he was not notified in advance so he could inspect the process and take ' the Rabin Contradicts Report Israel Dealing With Palestine aiiroad employe rides on each praying truck in order to make ure that the correct chemicals re being applied in the proper /ay. QUESTIONS RAISED But after experience with last ear's spray techniques, many tea "persons question railroad mploye's supervision. During his visit here, Bartlett lutlined the reasons for ipraying the tracks. Using ihemicals that have a 99 per cent decomposition rate in one 'ear, vegetation spraying is iccessary on a yearly basis. Spraying to control brush was done last year and should not lave to be undertaken again about six years, Bartlett said. Last year's brush spraying used the controversial chemicals, 2-4-5-T and 2-4 D. Since brush spraying wasn't done this year, problems involved in spraying those chemicals did not arise. Tracks are sprayed to kill vegetation because the clumps of weeds that push up around them cause safely and fire hazards, Bartlett explained. The weeds can ignite from sparks of passing trains, can block In Washington, Bentou, MadJjon cv»m- Uej, Ark^ Adalr Co., O V U,; . . I 8 » 16.00 -- t months --, 0 monthj -- -- t YEAR .,, City Bo* seciloe ulsiao -abovi coon lie : months -- . I 9.50 . law . M.OJ Bentonvitle, the daughter of William A. and Sue Smart Terry, she was a retired music eacher and Presbyterian. She is survived by several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will he at 10 a.m. Monday at the Callison- UcKinney Funeral Chapel with nirial in the Bentonville Cemetery. MISS RUTH TOLBERT Miss Ruth Ann Tolberl. 80, of Fayetleville died Saturday at her home. Born March ·!. 1894. the daughter of James R. and Nancy Emma Gilbert Tolbert, she was a retired school teacher and a Methodist. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. William 1 A. Fowler of Fayetteville and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will he at 4 p.m. Monday at the Ilobart, Okla. Cemetery under the direction of Moore's Chapel. Memorials may be made to the ; Iobart Public Library or the Hobart Methodist Church. MISSED YOUR PAPER? WE'RE SORRY! 11 you cannot reach your TIMES carrier PHONE 442-6M2 Daily 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturuay 3 to 6 p.m. yiuoday 8 to 9:30 a.m. Mlvu J I U U w l l l J llOIIIwU | To Agri Honor Roll lean's List for the spring crsity of Arkansas College o! g r i c u l t u r e a n d Hom« Economics were named to the )ena's List for the spring emester, according to Glenn Hardy, dean of the College. Among those students, with erfect marks for the semester vere: Connie Y. Gibson, senior, f Fayetteville; David L. Griffith, sophomore, of Springdale; Robio A. McVey, freshman, of Fayetteviile. Other studentst named to the Jean's List included: Patricia T. Franks, junior, of Fayetteville; Terrence Kirkpatrick, unior, of West Fork; Charles 1. McGinisey, sophomore, o: Fayetteville; Betty A. Smith, sophomore, of Fayetteville. DR. JAMES R. HUNT TAKES PLEASURE IN ANNOUNCING THAT DR. WARREN C MASSEY WIU, BE ASSOCIATED WITH HIM IN THE PRACTICE OF DENTISTRY FOR CHILDREN ridges where the spray was " ipplied. While Bartlelt and a DuPont i c r b i c i d c s salesman h a d issured Rush that the chemi- als are biodegradable and not armful to humans except when e ngested in exlremcly great \ uantities, Rush and several i itizens wanted to make sure a or themselves. r They also wanted to check o see that the · proper ) prccaulions were being oh- . erved -- such as slopping the ' praying of bridge approaches ' efore reaching the water, "When he (Coffman) was lere, we got the impression hat he really was going to how us good vegetation control echniques. It would have iclped everyone to know the spray was being properly ap- plirvl." Rush said. "Now we have no way of J\lel*on 7 *' People Helping People Directors of -,-i Funeral Sarvice JS-jf Services; MRS. ELSIE F. CONDUFF -- ' Arrangements Incomplete. SHIELDS. David Ray -Monday 1UOO a.m. Chape] of Nelson's Funeral Home. Interment, National Cemetery. drainage of the ballast (the chat mound on which the tracks are set) and so wash them out, and can cause employes walking along the tracks to stumble and injure themselves. In addition to the fire and safety hazards, brush spraying is performed lo remove growth that interferes with communication lines, he said. The intention of Bartlett's meeting with Rush had been to establish better communication . and confidence between the railroad officials, the spraying firm and the citizens worried about the spraying, Rush noted. By The Associated Press The Israeli government is not discussing the question of a Palestinian entity, and will deal with the Palestinian problem only in negotiations with Jordan, Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin said Saturday. R a b i n ' s statement contradicted a report in the usually reliable Israeli newspaper Haaretz on Thursday. Haaretz said the government would decide to reverse its policy and recognize the Palestinians as a separate nation. Rabin said he was "puzzled" by the report. Speaking in Tel Aviv in his first appearance to a major Labor party meeting since taking office five weeks ago, Rabin said Israelis who urge the government to'soften its stand on the Palestinians were "adding to confusion 'and inviting outside pressures." Israeli radio's Washington correspondent quoted a reliable U.S. government source saying the United States also was not interested in the establishment of a Palestinian state on territory now occupied by Israel. Tile correspondent said the Nixon administration believes a Palestinian state would turn to the Soviet Union for aid, and would create further difficulties between Israel and Jordan, with European governments through the Council of Europe based in that city. Israel's position in Europe, which has declined steadily for years, dropped further after the October war and Arab oil pressure on European capitals. TRINITY TEMPLE 1100 Rolling Hills Drive You CAN FM! The Difference Suri. 9:30,11:00, 6:00 Wed. 7:00 WHERE LOVE IS SEEN' AND FELT! WELCOME! both traditional supporters ol the West. In other developments: -- Egypt's official Middle East News Agency quoted the head of the country's frontier guards as saying his men foiled two recent Israeli-backed attempts to flood the local market with hashish. He said the smugglers 'fled in both instances, leaving behind §'h tons of hashish worth an estimated $20 million. --Israel said it c o n s u l a t e i n France, to forge will open a Strasbourg, closer links NOTICE We are now open for business at 1610 South 8th St. Southgate Shopping Center in Rogers. Come by and meet Paul McCollon and Richard Fultner, Mgr. ARKO INTERSTATE ELECTRIC CO. Phone Springdale 751-5471 Phone Rogers 636-5302 Franco Improves MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Generalissimo Francisco Franco was reported Saturday to he improving in a hospital from an attack of acute phlebitis, a medical bulletin said. The' bulletin said the Spanish head of state, who was reported Tuesday to be suffering from inflammation of the veins in his right leg, increased the physi- al exercises he began Thursday. JOIN THE SOLD RUSH!!! Yes, it's time for you to join :he rest of the many people in :his area who have discovered :he easy way to sell those extra items around the house. Join the gold rush . . . those users of the Want Ads who know the best way to turn "don't needs" into extra cash. Just collect the articles you'd like to sell and dial the number listed below. A courteous Ad-Visor will ho?p you word your ad for speedy results. GIRTys bicycle -- olrt but works per fcrfly -- needs paint -- grxxl fires -$10. Phone wecV toys 5:M9:00 XVV-YXXV. 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