Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 26, 1974 · Page 20
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 20

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 26, 1974
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20 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, July Z6. 1974 PAVKTTEVILI.I, ARKANSAS By Ketcham DENNIS THE MENACE : Sioufer Trial Continued Indefinitely '. The trial of David James Stouter of Fort Smith has been continued indefinitely by Fay- elteville Municipal Judge Richard Wells. The trial was" to have been held Wednesday. . Stoufer was charged June 3 with selling a diseased animal at Stoufer's Pet Barn at the Northwest Arkansas Plaza. The charges were brought by Mrs. Amy Sue Wood, 1045 Oak Manor Drive, who purchased the animal. No new trial date was set by Wells. The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Week! Head Start Sefs Parent Workshop Parents of Washi.hgtpri County Head Startchildren and volunteers from the general public will be attending a countywide parent workshop S aturday, at Prairie Grove. · ' .' '. · The workshop will he-held;in the Prairie Grove Battlefield Park at "The Latta Barn'' from 9 a.m.. until' .mid-afternoon" provide parents of pre-school children methods of assessing their own child's abilities and needs. It will also feature ; how to make home-made' musical ins t r u m e n t s from everyday household items. The group is meeting under t h e sponsorship of : the Economic Opportunity Agency Less Idealistic Than Guerrillas Affluent Palestinians See Realisti'c Sett/eme/ii BEIRUT (AP) -- Palestin- ans who escaped the horror of refugee .camps have taken a quiet 'back seat to the guerrilla eaders of today. But they are :he-statesmen of tomorrow. Affluent, well-educated, more familiar with the Byzantine maze of Middle East politics, :hey have suffered less under :he Israelis and learned to survive in other parts of the Arab world." · · - - · · - ' - · ; They share a common yearning with their millions of refugee cousins for a free and independent. Palestine. But while :he refugees have simply wait- Mi, 26 years. Palestinian busi- ie$smen,;.!' doctors, · lawyers, educators' -'and ^c'ivil servants lave honed their professional! skills and made adjustments. TKey r ha've carved a comfortable niche for' .themselves in trading centers, universities, offices. an'd : 'goverhmeht ministries stretching from Beirut to Kuwait. Their ideas on a permanent settlement with the Jews tend to be more realistic than .idealistic. "We-have'-to forget the past and start building again." says Hikmat Masri, the head of a large and. powerful family in Israeli-held Nablus, "the guerrillas : are - - j u s t a passing phase'.' 1 . " "· OWNS FACTORIES The Ma'sfi'family owns soap and match factories,' a trucking firni and a vegetable oil com pany. Hikmat is a former Jorda nian' government minister, his nephew Taher serves in King Hussein's 'present .cabinet Amman/...his brother. Zafer, runs-. the Chamber of Commerce. . Hikmat Masri says there can be. peace in the Middle East ii Israel withdraws from the west oank of Jordan and the Gaza Strip- which, it-captured in 1967. He envisions a live-year transition period of international su pervisiori in these territories while" the Palestinians hold elections" and" decide whether hey want independent state- lood or federation with Jordan. 'We have a limited choice and we will have to accept an mposed solution," he says. 'Right now the Palestine Libera t i o n Organization--PLO--is .he only structure available to represent us, but we have plen- ,y or leaders to choose from vhen the time comes." Not so, .says his. American- educated nephew 'Taher,' who administers the west-bank in exile as Jordan's "minister of occupied territories." HAVE NO LEADERS "We have TO leaders, only sir Arafat because the .PLO is all that's available. If the guerrillas go f to Geneva the most mportant issues will be decided before Aye. .Palestinians can elect any other representatives." His reference to Geneva was :o an upcoming conference of \srab and Israeli representa- -ives to discuss ways of -achiev- ng a permanent peace in the Middle East. This was a condition of recent' troop - disengagement . " arrangement worked out with U.S. Secretary of Slate Henry A.' Kissinger The future of the Palestinians and the possibility of an independent Palestinian state may be-'discussed at. Geneva....' The younger Masri agrees with his uncle that a truncatec Palestinian state in the west bank and Gaza would not be economically, . politically anc militarily .viable. Both fee there would have to be some form' of federation with Jordan after an initial period of independence'-- : "long enough to give the Palestinians an entity and make them feel they can negotiate with King Hussein as equals rather than subjects." RELINQUISH CLAIMS? Can Palestinian refugees be persuaded toV; give . : up thei claims to laq'd ; = which* becam* part of Israel'in 1948?''. ·"'·· "If you make them hungry enough you cari force them,' said Taber Masri. '"L'et us fad t whatever the superpowers mpose will be accepted fay the 'alestinians and Jordan. The Jnited States can easily topple Cing Hussein if they want to orm a Palestinian-Jordanian ilate. "Palestinians already own mlf of Amman. Why should we separate?" Zafer Mazri, the businessman, and his brother the Mayor Mzzoz, both'rioted that their company's- profits .are inexorably linked to trade with Jordan. "Our factories here are exist- ng because we can sell our iroducts in Jordan," said Za- 'er. "Israeli currency fluctua Jons have cut into: our profits. They say I can sell in Israel lut no Jew would buy my Hatches if he can get them 'rom one of his own.. "The Israelis have'curtied investment in the west bank, they mve refused to build roads and ;hcy have not even given us direct-dial telephones. I bank my rnoney in Amman and. I see my future in ties with the. east bank." .' ' . ' · ' . LIKE CHINESE WARLORD The Masri's power base Mablus contrasts with that ol Sheikh Jaffar al Jabiri in Hebr on. He runs his city like a Chi nese warlord, receiving supplicants in his mayor's office, set- Jing local squabbles and.trying So remain in good terms wilt Israeli occupation, authorities without being branded a colla borator. - He,.too, desires a peace settlement that will allow him to remain in power, and thus in dulges in what the militants call "gradualism." "If only those people woul wait a little longer, they-wil find that the'Arabs can face up to Israel," said Yussuf Sayegh a professor of the American University of Beirut, **I--want dynamite the Geneva peace talks. "I do not envision anything except .a military -solution -not total defeat · for Israel bu nough to make them reassess he whole Palestinian question Ve can do this with Arab sup- jort, but gradualism makes it nore complicated,. more : ; cost y." .:· ' . ' -.^ v ".'."; Sayegh was one of the fe win- lependent members of the PLO executive committee before he resigned earlier this year argely .because'his views were not shared "by; Arafat. He has een replaced on the committee y three moderate west bank ers, of whom the most promi nent is Mohsen Abu Maizer. FUTURE PREMIER Often touted as the future 'premier of Palestine," ,Abu Vlaizer was a west bank lawyer jefore his expulsion y Israel: authorities last December be cause .of illegal underground TOlilical activity. He is a mem ber of the Socialist Baath party and one of the founders of a clandestine Palestine Nationa WE PAY TOP MONEY For JUNK BATTERIES Our 20th Year in Fayetteville. 442-9567 605 South School Hi way 71 South VAUGHN BATTERY Front -- PNF -- which emerged in the occupied terrj- ories after the October war in 973. Abu Maizer now lives in Damascus, Syria. He supports Arafat'j desire to negotiate fop Palestinian statehood,', but h# feels that -Palestinians; "should not be breaking down the doors to go to Geneva. ' .,' BEAT THE HEAT . . . If you cut your grass with 1 a'fishing line,;you'll have more time for fun. ' Trim Weeds.and Grass in 5-Minutes on a job that normally takes an hour The "Needle" .-,.: Blade . . ' Lawn Equipment Sales ; " P. O. Box 611 ' ' ' · i 521-7071 FayeUeville, Ark. lUSEA .-. ; · i WEED EATER Close Out Riding Lawn Mowers PARKING LOT SALE Open 8:00-5:00 Phone 443-4581 LAMPS All Lamps Drastically Reduced SPECIAL PURCHASE (Irregulars) GROUP I Values to 12.95 3.95 fiWUFT^'^ 6.95 GROUP 3 Values to 4^95 12.95 ODD NIGHT STAND Saturday, July 27th, we will have a giant parking lot sale. Cokes will be served all day! We will have tables set up and many, many items will be sold below cost - discontinued items, shop worn, damaged, repossessed, appliances, etc. 100% Nylon Double Jute Back Hy-lo Pattern __.._.._.._.._..--_ 1 95 GROUP 1 GROUP 2 GROUP 3 Some Are Damaged Values to 39.95 Values to 49,95 Values to 79.95 19.95 29.95 39.95 ODD CHEST OF DRAWERS Group 1 - Values to 39.95 ._.._,,_.._,.__ --19.95 Group 2 - Values to 59.95 . _ . . _ _ _ . _ _ . _ ...29.95 Group 3 - Values to 89.95 ._...... _-__49.95 CARPET BARGAINS 2 3 29 100% NYLON SHAG Double Jute. Pad and Installation Available :+AJ s « Yd; NO SPECIAL ORDER AT THESE PRICES BEDDING SPECIALS BEDSPREADS BLANKETS - While They Last! King Size BEDSPREADS King Size BLANKETS Queen Size SPREADS Mis-Match BOX SPRING MATTRESS Val ,, es to $ 99 $78.00 Values to $22.50 $10.00 Values to $15.00 $7.50 Values to $19.50 $8.00 DENNIS HOME FURNISHINGS HIWAY 71 SOUTH FAYETTEVILLE

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