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July 25, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

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Televised Debate Said 'Dull Midsummer Night's Dream By JAY SHARBUTT , NEW YORK (AP) -- Well, it 1 seemed a good idea. But aside from a phony bomb scare, the historic, live national TV view ot the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment debate appeared a dull midsummer night's dream. The start Wednesday of the long-awaited debate, televised by ABC and the Public Broadcasting Service, generally had all the drama of a talk on the newt. CBS-TV covers it live today and NBC has it Friday. Profuse with lengthy congressional pleasantries, history lessons and now-familiar arguments, the prime-time opening round was a far cry from the fascinating Senate Watergate hearings seen last year on national TV. But those proceedings were investigative while these are argumentative. ABC, whose coverage was intelligently anchored by Howard K. Smith and Harry Reasoner, could have let the two commenl a . bit during the longer stretches of rhetoric. But it chose not to, ABC says. A pity. It resulted in an unrelieved view-^ave for the bomb scare--of 11 congressmen, each firing away, one by one, amid sporadic reaction shots of the packed committee TOO., Ant there wasn't much reaction When the .bomb threat occurrec one hour and six minutes into the. three-hour proceedings PBS reporter Carolyn Lewis had the news first; ABG's Sam Donaldson and Frank Reynolds had it about 30 seconds later. The committee room was cleared for 47 minutes. Both PBS and ABC used the delay tc analyze the day's impeachmen events and buttonhole com mittee members as they strolled by. ABC's corridor committei nabbed four Republicans, tw Democrats, and a stray presi dential defense lawyer and ir . quired as to thefr views on bot the debate .and the bomi threat.' : , - ' '. ' . '. Of the latter, Rep. Charle W i g g i n s , R-Calif., sighed 'These are things we can't d anything about. This is a relax *nd-enjoy-it situation." Miss Lewis confined he queries to impeachment mal ters. By some coincidence -I doub ; the fall .elections had anythin ; to do with it--the three con Mobee Grant BATESVILLE, Ark. (M-, -The J. E. and L. E. Mabe Foundation of Tulsa lias give Arkansas College at BatesvH a $350,0110 grant. Dr. Dan West, college pres dent, said the grant was th largest private foundation gran received by the college. It is to be used, to build a instructional annex to the 1 brary and an administratio building. The Mabee Found.. tion grant was conditional o raising an- additional $311,29 by Aug. 31, 1975. essmen who made them Ives available for her ques- ons also managed to show up i ABC during the bomb-scare :cess. i When committee chairman eter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., fi- ally pounded the gavel and nded the recess at about 9:37 m. EOT, TV- viewers might ave noticed some committee iats still were vacant. Howard K. Smith, normally n easy-going s o u l , groused bout the laggards holding up esumption of debate: " . . . I ink they're going to lose a lot f the audience for their hear- ig if they proceed in this man- er," he said. Coon Promises Clean Campaign LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Ken toon of Conway, the Republi- an candidate for governor, :aid Wednesday Arkansans 'are sick of the shenanigans of he string-pulling politicians ike 'Mutt' Jones,- Martin Hawk- ns and Paul Van Dalsem." Jones and Van Dalsem are tate legislators, while Hawkins s the sheriff of Conway Coun- y. All of them are Democrats. Coon made the statement in -a news release on the day he ;igned the Code of Pair Campaign Practices. Pledging a fair and clean campaign, Coon said Arkansans 'would be a lot better off" if all candidates were to sign the code. Coon, who will oppose David I. Pryor, the Democratic gu- lernatorial nominee, in Novem- er, said the pledge committed lira to discuss the real issues, reject whispering campaigns and unsized literature and refrain from slandering pr viltiiy- ng his opponent or attacking personal lives. Coon said the pledge also committed him to deal with facts, disavow appeals to prejudice and repudiate any dishonest tactics. The code is a program of the Fair Campaign Practices Committee, a national, private and nonpartisan organization. "Only by constantly demanding honesty in campaigns and by exposing dishonest candidate's and campaigns can the people of Arkansas ensure honest, good government," Coon said. "My entire campaign is based on honesty, and this code is a commitment to an honest campaign." Black Census Shows Political Gahis But Economic Losses WASHINGTON (AP -- The.clian family income totaled $7,number ot blacks winning elec- 269 compared to $12,595 for Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Ttiurj., July 25, 1974 FAYETTEVILLI, AKKAN»A« · - · · V whites. , Black unemployment in relation to whites increased since 1970 and 1971. when there were 18 unemployed blacks for every 10 whites out ot work. Last year there were 21 unemployed blacks for every 10 unemployed whiles, the report added. The TIMES It On Top of Th« News Seven Days a We*VI Tag Along Tagged along with the other tots among the Cyprus evacuees aboard the USS Coronado, Daphne Hawkins, II months, daughter of Associated Press correspondent Frank Hawkins, never crieil during the two Kays she was under fire and bombing In Cyprus, her mother said. She did cry, however, when she left the Coronailo along with 383 other Americans in Beirut, Lebanon this week. (AP Wirephoto) Bursting Light Bulb Causes House Fire Fire caused minor damage to the home of Dr. and Mrs. Robert Logan, 310 N. Highland Ave., late Wednesday morning. Damage was contained in a storage closet and did not spread to the remainder of the two story frame home, firemen said. Firemen said a bursting light bulb in the storage closet \yas apparently the cause of the fire, which was reported at 10:50 a.m. Revolver Stolen SPRINGDALE ^ A .22 caliber revolver was stolen from the Corby Strode residence at 505 David St., police said today. Strode, who did not know when the gun was taken, valued it a $18.75. Clothing Stolen From Motel Room SPRINGDALE -- A suitcase Full of clothes was stolen from a motel room at the Heritage I n n Wednesday afternoon Robert Seiko, of St. Louis, Mo., told police he was attending a meeting in Huntsville when the clothes, valued at $208, were taken^ from his rented room. No signs of forced entry into the room were found. Police believe a copy of the room key made at an earlier date may have been used in the break-in. Rogers Chamber Endorses Plant tion to public office has increased 61 per cent over the last four years, the government says. At the same time, blacks also registered gains in education, but suffered a loss in their economic situation. The Census Bureau reported Tuesday that a survey conducted with the Joint Center of Political Studies showed 2,991 blacks holding public office in 45 states and the District of Columbia as of last March. This was an increase of 61 per cenl over 1970. · In the bureau's annual report on the social and economic status of America's blacks gains in education were meas ured in a higher number o blacks earning high school de grees and attending college. Black college enrollment to taled 684,000 in 1973, represent ing a 31 per cent increase ove 1970 and a 41 per cent gain over 1967, the report said. Seventy per cent of blacl men and 72 per cent of blac] women in the 20 to 24 agi group were high school gradu ates last year, compared to G pur cent and 67 per cent, re spectively, three years earlier. In the same age group, 85 pc cent of white men and wome had finished high school in 1973 an increase of two per cen over three years, the Censu Bureau said. The report also said black were best off economically i relation to whites during 196 and 1970 when their median in come was 61 per cent of the ir come of whites--a steady in crease from 52 per cent in 1959 However, the income rati dropped since 1970 to 58 pp cent last year when black me moii Walk ALL? PIONEER 8-Track Equipment 15-20% off Pn "SPECIALS!" 8-TRACK TAPES Minuteman Reg. 29.95 full-function tOl Q£ Colculotor ^Al.TJ Drastic Reductions on a Limited Selection of Hi-Fi Equipment Speakers and Receivers -- JBL Speakers -- Top Artists -- Moody Blues, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stone* $1.99 Each or for $5.28 ALL! Speakers-Decoders-Tap* Deck* 15-33% Off 20-50% SAVINGS on a Special Selection of CHANNEL MASTER Equipment Radio - Cassettes HiFi Compacts eLecTRonic CEflTER NWARkplAZA ROGERS, ARk. 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