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· Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Tues.. July 16, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS They Think Watergate Is Hot Somebody took jlly on t h i s gorilla in the New Yorlv zoo by giving him an ice crcami cone. He didn't hesitate to eat It all. He was heard (o say, however', he'd rather have chocolate, photo) (AP Wire- Bacteria Found To Kill Infant Mosquitoes - MACOMB..'H1. (AP) -- A sci- e'ntist says he has discovert! a type of bacteria that can kill infant mosquitoes by the billions, has no apparent effect on the ecology and could save millions of lives. . The bacteria could be a potent weapon in fighting malaria, said Dr. Samuel Singer, associate professor of biological sciences at University. 'Western Illinois Malaria is transmitted by the anopheles mosquito and kills about 10 million persons worldwide each year. Singer said in an interview Monday. The racket - shaped bacteria attack tiny tadpole-like mosquito larvae growing near the surface of ponds, lakes and other water bodies. The bacteria, known as bacillus sphaericus, are cultivated in a-pale broth, and one cupful would be enough to control mosquitoes in the average farm pond or lake, said Singer. The approach would also help control yellow fever and other diseases transmitied by mosquitoes, Singer said. He said it is likely t h a t other bacteria could be used to kill black biting' flies and the tiny water snails that transmit parasitic worms. It's not as significant t h a t we've found something to kill mosquitoes as it is that we are starling a kind of approach," said Singer. "That approach is to use a disease that's found in nature to fight the insect," In the past several decades, mosquitoes ' commonly hav been controlled.by use of chem icals .such as DDT. But r search in California shows .tha mosquitoes have developed resistance to such chemical Singer said. Singer said the chemiea also pose.a threat because the accumulate in · the creature that feed on the mosquito la vac, eventually working the way up the food chain to man "That's the reason there such a danger," he sai "That's a very potent poison.' Singer said he first isolate the bacteria in 1972. He said h has since improved their pote cy by selective breeding an hopes for commercal produ tion within five years. Tests o the bacteria's effectiveness Southern Crime Increases By 23 Per Cent In iarly 1974 *· -··'·· ·_:--· »·· '· ·-'·-· h :····', M ATLANTA,*; . rowing, transient population, AiSaxbe, In releasing the report, influx of organized crime. ailability of lethal weapons id increased narcotics traf- cking contributed to the outh s soaring jump in eerious ime in the first three months the year, an Associated ress survey shows. The U.S. Justice Department, Us annual Uniform; Crime eports released' Monday, said e crime index total increased 5 per cent in ' the southern ates in .·'·January,. ^JJebruary nd March of this year com- arcd to 17,per-ce"nt in the West nd 9 per cent in the North and g called on the entire criminal justice system to improve itself. ' : But officials in the South blamed the Increased rates not on their law enforcement agencies but on other factors, such as lack of community in volyement, weak laws inadequate 'funds, and a' population growing faster than police departments. In Atlanta, 2,128 crimes of violence were reported, com- 1,783 in the same three ortheast. U.S. Ally. 1 Gen. William B. PSC Hearing Set For Today On APL Plans LITTLE BOCK (AP) -- The ,tate ' Public Service Commis ion will hold a public hearing oday on the status of Arkansas 5 ower Light Co.'s application o build a coal-fired power ilant near Redfield. The hearing follows the utili- y's decision Friday to redesign he facility. The Arkansas Ecology Center _nd the Arkansas-Planning and health departrnents', filed motions Monday 'to''str'lkfS'-APL's new testimony on the redesign' of the plant from the record. Fred Frawley. an assistant attorney, general, said APL's added testimony amounts to "a substantial amendment. to it's original application if not a totally new proposal which must now be thoroughly.,evaluated.'" Frawley represents the two state departments. The Ecology Center, represented by Ted Goodloe, also called the change "an amendment -to -the... original cation.' expert Goodloe. said.'that all testimony .must now m'fihths last year. There were fewer murders, more rapes, and Atlanta continued to leac the nation in both categories on an annual, : per capita basis The city's annual murder rate is 54,5 per 100,000 persons. , Atlanta Police Chief John In- mah said the city suffers from a lack of uniformed officers. . .In North. Carolina, Charles Dunn; director of the State Bureau of Investigation, saic rrio'ie community involvement more law enforcement man power, more training and more innovations, and with quicker trials, are needed to "offset t h e surge in crime. Officials generally agreee that improved systems for, re porting crime made it appea the crime · rate had gone u| mure than it actually, had. "A department that is no working' very hard, to " b'rini about change may be riding ; very pleasant set of statistics,' said Memphis, Tenn., Polic Director Jay^W. Hubbard. "Bu mother department that i beating its :brains out to mak sure its reporting is absolutel adequate and to improve ever feature, administrative as we as tactical, may find that it i falling farther behind." Police Chief Joe D. Casey o Nashville, Tenn., said crim was increasing because "ther are more people in the Soutli than ever before. .''·. ·:'.-· : Only two cities in the South- Baton Rouge and Shrevepor La--were among the 33 majo cities in the nation nvith creased crime figures. change to recompute the possibility of pollution standards violations: APL originally proposed to build four 800 megawatt units each with a 750-foot chimney. Now it wants to build two 1,000- foot stacks, -one each serving two .units,'.-in. hopes of making the facility "more acceptable." which began in Nigeria last year will be continued t h i s year, he said. No results have been announced. . ·· The research is being conducted with the assistance of the World Health Organization and grants from the National Science Foundation and Western Hlinois's University Research Council. Lt. Harry Hebert of.- Bate Rouge police said in the pa six to nine months -persontv has increased from 423 to 51 and both police . and sheriff departments had receive budget increases to set u plainclothes divisions. ' · ' -' The police force in 'Shrev port 1 also has been beefed up . recent months. J; Kerinei. Lanigan, assistant police chie believes some of the change are directly responsible for th decrease in crime. Hope-Crosby Oil Success May Lure Swindlers By BOB THOMA S LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Boh ope says a successful oil in- eslraent venture-that he and ing Crosby had several years go may have been a lure to How performers who lost mil- ons in the alleged Home-Stake 1 swindle. · ' "It's all our fault," remarked ie comedian. "We cost this ommunity a lot of money jus' ecause of what happened to us everal years ago. "A guy came to us with an il' deal, and it sounded pretty ood, so Bing and I put in $105, 00 apiece. I remeniber won ering when I was signing the ast check for $19,000 if I \va ust throwing my money away. "Sometime after that I was laying a date at Baylor Uni 'ersity-in Waco, Tex.', arid-'thi il guy said .he wanted to conn lown and see me because hi might have some good news foi me. .He came and told me tha thers were striking oil aroum iur property. , "Well, that property pro ,uced 28 flow-ers that proved b worth $20 million; and Bin; ind T were in for a quarter in erest apiece. The news made in Time magazine, an hen every star in town wante o get into oil." The lure was. irresistible fo hose making highly taxable in comes. Not only was the origi lal investment tax deductible Revenue from the wells-hey came in--had the advan Uge o f ' t h e . o i l depletion allow ance. Stars were" willing to nan over huge sums .without ,eve ·seeing the wells they were in vesting in. · :·· "f don't know how I misse out on the deal," said Hop who was not approached t Home-Stake. "It sounded like gceat. setup with all thos ·s--like a coast-to-c wax museum." It is possible that Horn Stake's masterminds decide not to try the money : wise Hop The comedian'"gets-, solid ' vesUgative surveys before parts with any of his cash. Dolores Hope was once aske what she.thought her husba would have been if he hadn gone into comedy. "Why, a businessman, course," she replied quickl "And a very successfful one.' He has proven that in I dealings, showing an ability rattle off details of a coir plicated contract with the sam case that he remembers jokes Corporate Executives' Income Up Average Of 11.5 Per Cent By JOHN CUNNIFF NEW YORK (AP) -- Corpo- ite chief executives did pretty ell financially last year, rais- Tg their total compensation -lade up of salaries, bonuses, eferred income and directors' ees -- 11.5 per cent over the ear before. While in general it was a 6'pd year in terms of corporate rpfits also, some of the com- anies involved in a survey by Vytmar Co., a management oun'seldf, didn't f a r e ' a s well. ne company reported a loss of 189 'million. ! Vote Not Needed For County To Issue Bonds LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Atty ien..; Jim Guy Tucker, saic Monday that the public is not equired to vote approval be ore a county can issue revenue onds for" private industria equipment. Tucker made his conclusion n a letter to Pros. Atty. Alex [. Streett of Hussellville. Streett had asked .if Popi Jounty could issue revenue bonds under Act 247 of 1973 b ay for ' pollution-control facil ties that have been or will built at Arkansas Nuclear 1. 'Nuclear' 1 is Arkansas Powe Light Co's two-unit nuclea jenerating station under con struction adjacent to Lake Dar dandle near Russellville. Pope County Judge Erm: rant said Monday that he hai met with APL officials abou the possibility of Issuing $10 million in bonds. The utility ha not made a firm . request, bii Brant said he expected one in few months. : . The bond would be repaid b the utility. However, becaus they were issued . through public entity, the bonds woul be tax exempt and probabl w o u l d carry a low interes rate for the utility. The tax-exempt status als presumably means that th bonds would be more attractiv to potential buyers. Gene ·Herringlon, an AP spokesman, said Monday tha the Internal. Revenue Servic had to make a ruling on wh; could be included -for tax-e: empt financing .among types i pollution-control equipment. Wytmar studied the com- ensation practices of 826 com-' anies with a sales range of $59 illion to more than $5 billion nd came up with these find- gs:; --Chief executive officers ere paid an average t o t a l orhpensation that ranged from 94,000 for companies with ales in the $50 million to $109 illion range, to $48I',000 for le largest companies. r This average was arrived ,at ·om extremes of $160,000 to more than $900,000, the latter gure.attained by the chief ex- cutiye/of General Motors, al- loiigh the companies involved n the survey were not named. --The : average chief execute in the study was 57 years f age, had worked 24 years for le, company and had served as ie top -officer for seven years. --He', attained the heights rripst .often through financial, marketing or administrative butes. But in some cases, even the,',$2 billion to $5 billion ales range, he carved his own oute. He was the founder. --The chief executive officer s a big stockholder, although .is. holdings, were down from he year before, not because ha iwhed fewer shares but because the value of shares was ower. . ' · . . . The median stock ownership among . chiefs of the largest companies was in excess of.$l lillioh, and the median for all companies in the study was $557,000. That is, one-half tha executives had more than that, one-half less. Kane Suspended LITTLE KOCK (AP) -- Stabs Securities Commissioner John Selig said Monday that he las suspended the license of David R. Kane of Little Rock for seven days beginning today for failing to adequately supervise' the operation of Diversified Financial Services Corp. of America. He also.said that beginning today ihe firm's business license will be suspended for 14 days. Selig said he found that tha firm had sold interests in four oil and gas limited partnerships knd other real estate limited partnerships that were not registered or exempted from registration under the Arkanas Securities Act. Kane served in the state House of Representatives frqm Pulaski County from 1968-72. Going on a vacation? N'T STOP PAPER Use The TIMES' Convenient "LAYAWAY" STARTS WEDNESDAY, JULY 17th FOR THE PRICE OF or "MAILAWAY" Plan "LAYAWAY" We'll save all copies of the TIMES in a handy VACATION-PAK bag for you while you're away from home. When you return the Vacation-Pak will be delivered to you at no extra charge. . . . and you can catch up on all the news at your convenience. Keeps newspapers from piling up on your porch, too! Just call 442-6242 and tell us the date you're leaving and the date you will return. It's that simple. "MAILAWAY" If your vacation plans call for you to be at one. mailing address for a week or more, we'll be glad to mail you each day's issue at no additional charge, rather than deliver it to your home.-Just^ cal| 442-6242 and give us your J vacation address, the dates you want mail delivery started and stopped, and the date you want home delivery resumed. We'll take care of the rest. Hundreds of Pairs To Choose From WOMEN'S - CHILDREN'S Taken From Our Regular Stock. TAKE A FRIEND AND SPLIT THE COSlT HAVE FUN. .. .DRIVE SAFELY! JJorfttoesrt: CtmeS PHONE 442-6242 BUY ONE PAIR AT REGULAR PRICE AND GET THE SECOND PAIR OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE . At These Stores DAVISON'S SHOES Fayetteville -- Springdale -- Si loam Springs Loner Bros. Shoes--Fayetteville Mr. Dee's Shoes--Northwest Arkansas Plaza

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