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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 6

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« ·· Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Tues., July 16, 1974 . FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS From Wyoming To Arkansas Decision Delayed On Pipeline Construction LilSK, Wyo. (AP) -- A decision whether a ?2.2 billion coal slurry pipeline originating in Wyoming and running 1,000 miles to Arkansas will be built could be made within a month. But the decision could be delayed because of questions raised at a public meeting Monday by officials from South Dakota and the Wyoming slate engineer's office. State Engineer Floyd Bishop said at the conclusion of Ihe 3',4-hour hearing attended by 300 persons that ho would decide within 30 days whether Energy Transportation Systems, Inc. (ETSI), could proceed with plans for Ihe 38-inch underground pipeline. : The line would hau| 25 million Ions of low-sulfur coal annually from Northeast Wyoming's Powder River -Basin south of Gilletle lo power plants near Williams Seeks Dismissal 0! Charges After Jury Released ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) .lance device were properly pro-- Wayne K. Williams, an Arkadelphia attorney whose bribery trial ended in a hung jury last month, filed a motion here Monday to dismiss the charge, contending that since the jury was discharged without his consent he should be acquitted. Williams also filed a response to the order by special Judge Maupin Cummings of Fayeltc- ville which declared the mistrial. In Ihe response, Williams charged that the judge was prejudiced against him and was more interested in protecting Circuit Court Judge John Goodson of Texarkana. The docu- . ments, a motion to dismiss and two responses to court orders by Cummings were filed at Clark County Circuit Court by Williams' attorney, Boyd Tack- clt Sr. of Texarkana. Williams was accused of allegedly accepting $5,000 from B. F. Wheat Jr. of Crosselt in return for a probated sentence Wheat's son in a drug case. Cummings was appointed sented to the grand jury, that .he grand jury was properly seeded, that Goodson did not orce statements or confessions y Williams and that the grand ury indictment was valid. It also challenged the find ngs that the recordings obtain ed through the use of the sur veillance device were admis sible evidence. The motion a l s o dispulec what it called "a suggestion' by Cummings that he dis qualified Pros. Ally. Norman Smith of Texarkana from try ing the case upon a motion by the defendant. Both orders set aside. responses lo Cummings seek to have the ordn Hunt Continues Okla. (AP) -- Au a three-state are. IDABEL, Ihorities continued a search Monday fo the body of Steve Brinkley, 15 fo hear the case after both Goodson and Judge Otis Turner of Arkadelphia disqualified themselves. DISMISSAL CITED The motion to dismiss said, that "after a jury has been em- paneled and sworn in a crimi- , nal case any discharge thereof ] without sufficient cause operates as an acquittal, in that it effectually bars another trial for the same offense." The motions said that to have this effect the discharge must have been made without the consent -- expressed or implied -- of the defense. The right of the defendant to Insist that the trial, once it has begun, shall proceed to a verdict, is, according to the motion, "personal in nature, being designed for protection against arbitrary and oppressive criminal proceedings." It claimed that JVjlliams', attorney "begged thff judge- to' give the jury a little time' rather than arbitrarily dismissing the jury in a rage of anger." The motion disputes Cummings statement that one reason he declared the mistrial was that he felt a s u d d e n pain in his chest during jury deliberations. It contends that Cummings dismissed the jury because he didn't want to receive a verdict exonerating Williams. RESPONSE In a separate response to the mistrial order, Williams noted that all 12 jurors had signed an affidavit saying they could have reached a verdict in another five minutes of deliberation. The jury had reported during the deliberations that it was split 11-1 for Williams' acquittal. The response also said that Cummings' actions during th trial indicated that lie was biased and prejudiced against Williams. "The defendant alleges that these proceedings and activities should be determined by an impartial magistrate who does not feel that his sole responsibility is to protect a 'bugging' judge," the response said. Goodson testified during the trial that he directed detective Capt. Danny Sewell of the Texarkana, Ark., Police Department to place an electronic surveillance device on Wheat to record conversations between Wheat and Williams. RULINGS CHALLENGED The response also challenged several rulings by Cummings including his findings that Wheat was not an accomplice to the alleged crime, that Wheat voluntarily wore the surveillance device, that alleged confessions of Williams were voluntary and that Goodson "properly participated in the investigation of the defendant." The response also challenged Cummings' rulings that Goodson "properly arraigned the defendant after causing the defendant to be 'bugged,' properly called a grand jury in Clark County, properly empaneled and presided over the grand jury, properly testified against the defendant and properly contacted the state attorney gener? al and offered assistance against Ihe rights of the defendant before the stale Supreme Court...." Williams also filed another response to rulings made by Cummings before the trial be gan. The second response takes is sue with findings by Cummings through Ihe use of the surveil- TERMITES? CALL ADMIRAL PEST CONTROL Roaches, Ants, Spiders, etc. COMMEHOAl ft. RESIDENTIAL.' ·· 442-7298 ittle Rock, Ark. The coa ould be pulverized and mixec ith water piped to Gillette rom a 150 square-mile area orlheast of here. ETSI officials gave a presen alien on results of four lest ells drilled last month in the cep Madison Formation, am len they were subjected to uestions from Bishop, his as istaiits and the audience. James Krieger, an ETSI law er, said the company spcnl 800,000 lo drill the wells in the ormation, which lies about 3, 00 feet underground and r u n s ·om Montana south into west ·n Nebraska and from the 3!ack Hills of South Dakota to IB western edge of Wyoming's 'owder River Basin. The 1974 . Wyoming Legisla ure passed a bill giving ETS~ ermission to construct . thi inc, providing it obtains per mission from Bishop's office gets the iwaler from levels be- ow 2,500 feet and doesn't dis urb water sources above tha evel. A 24-day trial run was con ducted on the main test well a ,200 feet. The well pumped 15 o 180 gallons per minute. Kiieger said hydrologists con eluded there is plenty of wale ·ailable in the formation an hat, with proper spacing bi ween wells, the amount of wa er in the formation should no e depleted significantly. Keith Anderson, ETSI hy drology consultant, said the ai nual recharge rate of wate jack into the formation from runoff at p o i n t s where th Madison reaches ground lev should be three times tl amount of avater taken for tl pipeline. ETSI's figures were que tinned by officials from Edg monl, S.D., and Richard Stoc dale, a ground water geologi in Bishop's office. Stockdale asked what pe c'entage of the water in t! Madison Formation could h recovered economically, Anderson admitted he didn know. He said, however, th since the pipeline's life was e timated at 30 to 50 years, the should be no problem obtainin enough water for'the .project life span. imiMinny HELEN HELP US By HELEN AND SUE BOTTEL Byfrin'c Doll Cries Real Tears I really liked Tony until he arted talking marriage and m not ready for that! ,i But very time I try to break off ith him he starts crying real ears and saying he can't Jive ithout me. · ,| I finally said, "That's jit!" nd he went on a week^long runk. Then he showed up at dance and made a big scene rilh my dale. The next day he apologized nd begged to see me. He told me I'd be responsible for his eath if I didn't go back with 1m. I'd never stop feeling guilty something happened to him, r he became -.-an alcoholic Because of me. I said I'd i'date im occasionally, but · this oesn't work because he cries very time I say I can't marry im. · - · His mother is constantly on he phone begging me to take icr Tony back. She cries too realize now mama's boy. he's a super How can I get out of this ituation? -- Wants To Be Free VTBF: ...With a clean break. Letting Tony down gently only stimu- ates his tear ducts and your guilt. When he knows lie pan' 1 win, I predict he'll be like the ittle boy who -throws tantrums -- until he discovers they, no longer work. -- Helen WTBF: Tony won't do anything dras ;ic so long as Mama is there to sympathize. Next time she calls, tell her he needs a coun selor more than a girlfriend and you can't feel guilty fo problems that were there long before you. started dating him --Sue Dear Helen And Sue: I'm 19, and I was paying m; parents $20 a week for boari until I got laid off. I'm tryin hy can't they leave me alone? hey won't listen to my side f it. -- Ken lear Ken: We haven't heard enough,of our side (or theirs) to draw conclusion. If you and lyour dUcs"W: this, vaguejn; dealing vi'th one another;' "maybe .they on't know you want to come ome · and perhaps you don t now the real reason they kicked you out." -- Helen And ip: I've been dating Rick for even months and we like each ther a lot. The other night we lad a ' l i t t l e - s p a t and I asked iim to leave. After Ivhadjshut he do or,'he'had a'lot of steam o shoot off, so he shouted back dt-mei:"Go to hell!",,,. \:.. . ·My parents .heard this; and have forbidden me to see him. Up till then, they thought he vas a great guy. He apologized o me, and wants to apologize o them, but they refuse to see ·rim, or talk to him on the jhone. What can we do: -- Anne Anne: A letter of apology from Rick 6 your parents might clear the air. Meanwhile, here's' a ; note 'rom my- Morri;to;y.pur parents: -^ Sue" ' ' ! . '·":' . ·v : '.V'' ' Parents of Anne: . .. .' Have you ever shouted Go to hell" or something similar to your spouse? Give Rick points for being human and »ive him another chance! -Helen Inmate Dies CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark; (AP) -- A spokesman for Cummiris Prison Farm' ' said Monday that the body of Ocie Taylor, 64, a prison inmate, had been sent to the "University of Arkansas Medical Center at Little Rock. Taylor became ill in the barracks about 3 p.m. Saturday Population Problems Under Study · UNITED : NATIONS, : N.Y. (AP) -- Delegates from sorne ISO nations will meet in Bucharest Aug. 19-30 lo take the hardest look yet at the problem of (he world's steeply rising population. v_ At current rates, the popu lation would double to 8 billion in ,35 years. Some scientists think the trend would soon jeopardize mankind's existence But some countries want to keep growing. With population problems closely tied to food and re sources, conflicts loom inevita Dly in Bucharest between dele 'aliens of rich and poor coun iries. The issue is snarled in psychological, emotional, na tionalistic and religious com plexities. . . . · Despite pitfalls, Antonio Car rillo - Flores, secretary-genera of the conference, is oplimisli that the meeting will a d o p t ' ; .world plan of action. Oarrillo - Flores, a formei Mexican foreign minister, . vis ited 30 countries in 20 month of preparation for Ihe confer ence. He told an interviewer hi main purpose is to present fam ily planning as "a tool of socia justice" for the poorer people of the world. A draft of the action plan t be submitted to the conferenc slates that "while no universa family size' norm is recom mended, it is recognized that majority of the people of th world lives in countries tha wish to reduce present fertili! levels, and a larger majorit lives in countries that favo small family size norms." 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