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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

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105-Hour Ordeal Lesson In Patience Seen In Long Siege A News Analysis'. .. By MARGARET. GENTRY , WASHINGTON (AP) - -The specter of bloodshed had hung over the ! federal courthouse throughout the five-day con- fronlatiqn between' police and · two armed convicts. Bui Restraint on both sides produced a siege of wits and endurance Instead of bullels. ' The government strategy dun ing the 105-lioun ordeal may offer a lesson in patience for .police around the nation. The potential for violence, and death was present from the moment the armed convicts, Frank Gorham and Roberl Nathan Jones,seized eight hostages and held them at gun- Soint in the U.S. District Court- ouse cellblock Thursday. They demanded freedom and a flight ut of the country in exchange or safe release of the hostages. The first night passed/j the tostages ' survived unharmed, and the prisoners were talking y telephone" with a tearri of aw' enforcement negotiators andjwith reporters. MAIN THRUST' The main thrust of our Obituary -OTTO EINEMAN -.' Springdale -- Otto R. Eirie- mari, 76, of. San Bernadino, Calif., died in San Bernadino July 13. Born Aug. 14, 1897 at Sugar Grove. Ohio, he was r e t i r e d warehouseman, veteran of- World War I, member of the VFW and the Church of Christ. Survivors are one son! Otto R. Jr., of Detroit, Mich.; one daughter, Mrs. Susan Gilbert of San Bernadino and one stepson, Rex W. Eineman of aSn Bernadino. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at Bluff Cemetery under direction of Sisco Funeral Chapel. MRS. PAULINE TACKETT Mrs. Pauline Paschal Tack- etrt, 56, of Springdale died at her home Tuesday. Born June 19, 1918 in Whitehouse, the daughter of Sherman and Farnces Kinion Paschal, she was a member of the Pentecostal Temple Church. Survivors include her husband, Olha, of the home; Iwo sons, James of Fayetleville and Zachary Michael of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Vaughn and Mrs. Joyce Miller, of Springdale; two brothers, Lance Paschal of Hazel Valley and Randol Paschal of Spring-dale; six .sisters, Mrs. Grace Jarrells of Forest Grove, Ore., Mrs. Carmel Hodges of Coalhill, Mrs. Ermel Knolf of Whitehouse, Mrs, Gladys Osborn of Brentwood, Mrs. Jimmie Watkins of Greenland and Mrs. Louise Olp of LaGrande, Ore.; her mother, of Whitehouse; and , eight grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Nelson's Funeral Chapel and again at 4 p.m. in the Whitehouse Community Church with burial in Whitehouse Cemetery. Memorials may be sent to the First State Bank in Springdale strategy was to keep them talking and our main ally was the press." recalled Deputy ,Atty. Laurence Silberman, who became the ultimate decision- maker when' the .negotiators disagreed among themselves. When reporters' calls to the cellblock slacked off, law enforcement officials posing as interested citizens made .their own calls to-keep Gorham and Jones awake and distracted Silberman isaid in an interview. As long as the prisoners helc the hostages, there was little dispute aboul the strategy of waiting. "It was terribly impor- ant lo us to do nothing to jeop ardize the ; lives of the hostages the inmates," Silberman said. But. the negotiators sense( there .was room for bargaininf with Gorham and Jones am played .for time. · The government team includ ed Chief U.S. Marshal Georgi McKinney, his assistant Jame Palmer, deputy police . chie Maurice Culliname, Polic Chief Jerry Wilson, Acling U.S Atty. Earl Silbert, Norman Car Ison, head of the Bureau o Prisons, and Donald Moore pecial' agent' in charge'of the Washington FBI office. ' Silberman; said ' it appeared iolenee would, be unavoidable /hen: Gorhjam. said .he had an xe and threatened" that .heads would roll, . . But again, they waited and gain,'Gorham cooled .down. The hostages escaped un- larme'd Sunday. With; Gorham lumbering and Jones on the elephone, authorities smuggled n an elevator key and the ages fled within minutes. ,' ' N O RUSHING And still, authorities chose to .'ait instead of rushing the cellblock lo - subdue Gorham and Jones by force. "The pressure was off and we were generally inclined to just Wait them out," Silberman said. The siege ended' Monday night when Gorham and Jones surrendered afler one last futile bid for freedom. Chopping Iheir way through air conditioning ducts, they fled 'the cellblock and exchanged gunfire with police. No one was hit. The 105 hours without injuries surprised some outside observ- 5. ' "All in all, I was really pleased to see the restraint. I couldn't believe it. especially in this town. .The quick response is to go in and start shooting," said George J. Mische, executive director of the 'National Coordinating Committee for Justice Under Law, a* prison reform group. . Bodies Found Near Lonoke Died Of Shotgun Blast LONOKE, A r k . (AP) ,--, The Lonoke County Sheriff's Office said today that a shotgun blasl Siloam Chamber To ' Hear SWEPCO Report SILOAM SPUINGS -- Officials of Southwestern Electric Power Co. will report on the Flint Creek Power Plant project at a luncheon sponspred by the Siloam Springs Chamber of found Tuesday : Ttie spokesman said the victims were a male and a female believed lo be in their late teens or early 20s. · . The spokesman said each had been shot once with a shotgun. Larry Carter, a farm worker, discovered the bodies about SCO Pearson Named j SILOAM SPRINGS -- James Pearson has been named lo fill the unexpircd lerm of Charles (Bud) Eudy on Ihe Siloam Springs Council. Eudy resigned from his post as .city councilman in Ward 3. and Pearson was named by the council to represent the ward. The luncheon will be held in the Esquire Roof o flhe Dawn Hill Country Club and UckeU are available from the chamber Classified Personnel In State Colleges Put Under Act 199 for the Pentecostal Church's piano fund. Temple Youth Injured In Bicycle-Auto Crash SPRINGDALE An eight- year-old boy was hurt Tuesday afternoon while riding his bicycle through the intersection of Meadow Avenue and Maple Drive. i Phillips Elwin Brown,, of 520 N Shilo St. was treated for injuries at the Springdale Clinic. Police said Brown, northbound on Maple Drive, rode into the path of a car driven by Virgle Killion, 58. 320 Mountain View Avenue. Police said Killion was eastbound on Meadow Avenue, when the youth emerged from behind a parked car into the intersection.. Fire Destroys Hay Stored In Building SPRINGDALE hundred bales of - Several hay were destroyed in a fire al a Midwest Steel Company storage building on County Line Road Tuesday morning. Fire Chief Mickey Jackson ·said the blaze began when welders working inside the metal building accidentally ignited hay. The fire spread rapidly, consuming all the hay. Owner Barney May estimated the hay's Damage to was minor. value al $2,000. the building itself LITTLE ROCK AP):-- Although Gov. Dale Bumpers got the vast majority of what he wanted during the recent special session, the legislative did amend some of the bills they sent to him-, and not without a bit of trickery involved. · Among the more significant changes the lawmakers adopted was a measure placing classified personnel at the state's colleges and universities under the Uniform Classification and Compensation Act, or Act 199 of 1969. . ,. · . ' · ,, Classified,: or non-academic personnel, hold positions such as secretary, farm helper and maintenance man. College and university administrations are not too fond of the proposal, but, appear to have little choice in the matter. The. amendment was attached to each bill raising the salaries of-classified personnel. · Bumpers has not yet signed those bills, but he has signed a separate' .measure amending Act 199 to bring those jobs under the.law. .The gov.ernor is also expected to-.sigh the individual bills. . ; :' ' · ESCAPED IN J969 : When Rep: B. D. '"Doug 1 Brandon, of Little -Rock .sponsored. Act 199 several :years ago, college and university/-administrations objected strenuously to being placed under the plan and "managed to lobby sufficiently to escape its clutches. Hut they were not so fortunate during the recent special session. · The proposal to place classified - personnel under the plan was adopted in the Joint Budget Commiltee on . a motion by Brandon. - T h e House attached the amendments without tremendous debate. In the Senate, however, Morriss Henry of Fay- ettetville led, a - successful fight lo defeal the'.amendments to identical Senate bills. 'As all this .was occurring late in the session, with legislators ready'to head home, an agreement Was worked out whereby the Senate would pass and send to the governor the amended House bills and the House would pass and send to Ihe governor' the unamended Senale bills, leaving Bumpers wilh Ihe choice. The plan never came off. MUST BE READ AHEAD Once- either chamber passes cgislalion, it normally goes to the other chamber the same day. Bills passed by one chamber must be read in the'Other chamber one day before they may be considered. The House and Senate each passed tiieir own version of the bjlls when they both stayed in session until past 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 11, so thai they could finish up and go home the next day. i. The House bills were sent to the Senate where they were read Thursday night. The Senate bills, however, were allegedly placed In the Senate safe sity administrations have enjoyed "the "control .they historically exercised over their affairs. Not to be discounted is the irritation of the labor unions who represent, some classified posl- ions on · some of the state's campuses. They do not like the plan because they stand to lose some of their bargaining power with administrations where classified salaries are concerned. Brandon and other legislative sackers like the plan, because it now brings almost all.state em- ployes under Act 199, making it much easier, they said, for lawmakers to evaluate budgets from the various divisions of state government that are presented to the General Assembly every two.years. The only state employes not now included under Act 199 are the elected constitutional officers and their'employes; members and employes df the Supreme Couri, Circuit and Chancery courts, prosecuting attorneys and 'the Justice Depart- feel east of John. Shelton Road in; the southeast part of Lonoke County as he plowed. Sgt. Bill Mullinax of Ihe State Police said the victims' hands were tied behind their backs and their mouths'were gagged. Mullinax said the bodies were at least 100 yards from the closest place a vehicle could be driven. On evictim was face up. the other face-dawn. Dr. Rodney Carleton. slale medical examiner, inspected the bodies on the scene and estimated they had been dead for at least three months. An autopsy was to be performed at Little Rock. Mullinax said Lonoke County authorities would handle Ihe investigation with the help of two State Police criminal investigators. Four-Car Accident Injures Three SPRINGDALE -- A four-car accident at the 900 block of West Sunset Avenue Tuesday afternoon resulted in injury to three persons. Mary Margaret Rowland,.32, o fParis is listed in satisfactory condition today at Springdale Memorial Hospital after the car she was driving was struck in the rear by one driven by Gitford Jordan, 37, 710 Janet Theft Reported Steve Cunningham of Hwy. 45 east told Washington County authorities that his home was entered Tuesday and Iwo .22 caliber rifles, a .410 gauge shotgun, u bow and arrows and a wrist watfih were taken. Northwtftf Arfcanwtt TIMES, W«d., July 17, iv/- FAYETTIVILLI, A R K A N S A S Decatur Homecoming DECATUR -- The 21st annual lomecoming and chicken barbecue celebration will be held here Aug. 2. The event is sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and svill feature recording star Tommy Cash and the Tomcats. Activities will get underway in city park at 5 p.m. Featured will be a tiny tot contest at 6 p.m. .which is expected lo draw some 50 children between the ages of 4 and 6. Cash will appear again from p.m. when the Miss Barbecue contest Is slated to begin. Hos- less queen will be Miss Megan Celebration Is ! Golden. Cash will appear af 8:15 lo 9 p.m. when contestants will retui slage for final compel Square dancing will 9:30 p.m. with niime square dance clubs, Lhe Corner Springs S Decatur, making appt Motorcycle Sto Mrs . Carl Martin Sheryl Ave. told polic n i g h t that a n belonging to her son stolen. to tht including motorcy'e BOSTON STORE SPECIAL! NOW IN PROGRESS! SEMI-ANNUAL SALE MEN'S SUITS AND SPORT COATS 40% OFF! St. A passenger in the Rowland car, Janice Milner, address unknown, was also injured but did not require hospital treatment. Paula Hancock, 24, 1101 Old Missouri Rd., was treated and released at the Springdale Clinic for injuries she sustained when the car she was driving was struck in the rear by the Rowland vehicle. involved, . of Route 3, was not hure. His car was struck by the Hancock vehicle. The chain reaction occurred after the Whittle, Hancock, and Rowland, cars had stopped in line for a traffic light in the westbound lane on Sunset Avenue. Gifford, The fourth driver Richard- Whittle, 18, ' also westbound and ment;. Highway Depart- behind the other three cars, told police he was lighting a cigarette and did not see the cars stop. He was cited by police for failure to maintain control of a motor vehicle. C-Bers Set Meet The TrKCounty , C-Bers (Citizen Band -'radio .operators) will 'a coffee at 7 p.m Four Appointed To Commission SILOAM SPRINGS - Four Siloam Springs men have been reappointed to the city's Zoning and Planning Commission. The appointments, announced by Mayor Robert J. Henry, are Titus Chinn .to serve until Oct. 4 1977; John Hay, July IB, 197G; Don J. Killebrew. Dec. 31, 1975 and Jim Sheets, July 18, 1976. Jewelry Stolen of being Thursday The theft of three rings from a dormitory room ut Ihe Uni versity of Arkansas was rcpor led to Fayettcville police Tuesday evening. Anita Carver said the three rings -- a yellow-gold wedding band, a yellow gold c.smei and a white-gold with blue sapphire an dtwo diamonds -- were taken from her room i iftont 4:30 p.m. Monday. No value was placed on the rings. by mistake instead sent to the House night. To the delight of backers of the amendment, Ihe una- mended Senate version could not be acted on Friday by the House and therefore. Bumpers must either sign the amended version or veto the pay raises for classified personnel al the schools. Neither prospect is pleasing to college and university administrations. But why are they so opposed to the new plan? In the first place, people in those type jobs at the colleges and universities usually have been making more money than their counterparts in regular state government. 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