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FAYEnEVILlI, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, JULY 28, 1974 Following Illegal Contributions Let's Be Sports About It ills' Job Security Threatened I can't resist congratulating Ellis Bogan, the long-suffering proprietor and greens keeping artist at Paradise Valley Golf Course for persuading the Northwest Arkansas . Pto-Am group to use the rule book for the first time -- ever -- in the recent meet at PV, a week a'go. I, for one, had predicted, flatly, that Bogan would never get the idea off the first tee. A couple of factors are involved in the historic occasion. ·First of all Bogan has manicured and hand-cared for his course long enough to have ex- c e p t i o n a l fairways. T h e Paradise Valley course can -and -- SHOULD -- be played according to the book. Which is to say, "as it lies." There is nothing in the rules of golf that allows the player to move the ball by hand or otherwise, from tee to green, although by custom, arfea players would rather be caught cheating on their wife than LITTLE ROCK AP) -There once was a time when the political fortunes of Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., the tax man, seemed as secure as Fort Knox. Now, however, veteran political observers believe that Mills, one of the most powerful men in Congress as chairman of the omnipotent House Ways and Means Committee, could be vulerable--to the right candidate. Some say he could suffer the same home-front fate as his colleagues, Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark. Fulbright, who heads the Sen ate Foreign Relations Com mittee, lost the Democratic pri mary to Arkansas' youthful anc popular governor, Dale Bump ers. Fojbrighfs political demiss occurred because he was out of ouch with his constituency, observers said. The obstruction in Mills' re-election path is somewhat more cloudy, or milky- When Mills announced for another term--his 19th--one Little Rock newspaper said, "He is one of the few politicians in Arkansas history who wraps up :he election merely by announcing for another term. It will be almost a waste of time to print or count the ballots. If he even has token opposition from either party It will be a surprise and no doubt his biggest ex pense in running will be his fial pense in running will be his fil ing fee." But Mills has become en angled in a webb of con- roversy surrounding contribu- ions to his darkhorse 1972 pres- denlial campaign from Associated Milk Producers, Inc. (AMPI). NO CONTEST That campaign never really got off the ground; he wasn't a contender. Mills has maintained he knew of no illegal AMPI donations because he had no connections with his draft committee. He also has said he helped win price supports for the dairy industry because dairymen were among his constituents. David Parr of North Little Rock, former second-in-com mand of AMPI, the nation's l a r g e s t dairy cooperative pleaded guilty Tuesday a Washington to a charge of con- piring to make illegal corporate campaign contributions to he campaigns of Sen. Hubert Humphrey, D-Minn., and Mills. Specifically* Parr pleaded guilty to delivering $5,000 to a representative of the "Draft Mills" committee in 1971 and sending two milk- producer em- ployes to work for Mills' presidential campaign. The final report of the Senate Watergate Committee said earlier this month that Mills received more than $185,000 from diary interests when he sought the presidential nomination The report said nearly half the sum was illegal. It has been on the alleged il legal campaign contributions that Judy Petty, Mills' Republi :an challenger, has focused much of her attack. The attractive 30-year-old Mrs. Petty, a former member of the Winthrop Rockefeller organization, suffers from a lack of recognition. But she's saying things people like to hear"Have you stopped and taken a look at the bite the government takes out of your hard earned salary before they let you have what's left?" Mrs Petty said in a recent cam paign speech. "Next time, I hope you ' think of Wilbur Mills." Mrs. Petty also has said fed eral tax dollars are going "tot some of the most wasteful proj ects that man has ever de vised." She says Mills, because of his congressional stature, more han anyone else has been in a position to put a stop to this 'ridiculous waste," "I'm not saying he sat around and thought them up," she said. "But he failed to exercise his position of leadership." Mrs. Petty said she realized what she was up against. "But lie is extremely vulnerable and get _ more optimistic every day," she said. Mrs. Petty also has said Mills, has a moral obli'galion to report all his 1972 campaign contributions made prior to April 7 1972, Ihe disclosure date. She has said Mills is "stand ing with his feel firmly plantec in sour milk" and has callec or an investigation by Special Vatergate Prosecutor Leon Javorski into Mills' 1972 prcsiden- ial campaign activities. Mills has said his Influence could not be purchased by dairymen or .anyone else. "1 don't have milk on the cnee or even water on the knee," Mills said about the 1972 campaign. Mills so far has done little reflection campaigning. When ha starts, it will be his first general election campaign ever against a Republican opponent. Mrs. Petty said Mills, to her knowledge, never had drawn GOP opposition. He has not had primary opposition since 1966 when he came away without a runoff from a Ihree-man race. Finds The Job Challenging playing course.) A year ago, honest at the golf when the NWA Pro-Am paid its annual visit to Paradise Valley, Bogan also proposed playing by the rules. The consensus then was: "No Summer Intern At City Hail way, man. sumpin' You crazy or This year, spurred by the excellent shape of his course, plus the low scores being turned in by rank and file greens fee players using middle tees and ''preferred lies," Bogan decided to insist that participants be reminded of what golf is all about. It was an education for a lot of players, I imagine, and an impressive performance by the course. PART OF BOGAN'S theory about local attitudes on golf relate to teevee. A fellow who come sout to Paradise Calley and shoots a round in the low 70s gets to thinking he's as good as the pros, who find themselves lucky to shoot in the low 70s on a National Open course. These players, says, Bogan, watch t h e pros on television, and when they come in with a round in the 70s the local fellow says to himself, "Heck, I'm that good. It's just lucky I'm not out there winning myself some of that money." The game the pros play isn't the same game you'll see on a summer Sunday afternoon around here, however, and it is good to keep the whole thing in perspective says the old pro. To that end, Bogan moved his tee markers back for the Pro- Am -- not all the way to a typical tour trackdistance, but far enough. Then he cut the pin placements in reasonably demanding positions. Not too tough, but tough enough- And he asked that the field play the ball down, or "as it lies." As a result, a lot of locals played their first real golf in a long time, and found it a fascinating new game in the process, I imagine. Only about half a dozen in a field of 123 broke 80. No one bested par. Tex Gage, the old par shooter from Springdale, captained the winning team with an 88. DOT GE K MAIN, the younger who hails from Blytheville and for about four years reigned as the Arkansas Stale Women's Golf Champion, has just won her player's card and will join the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) tournament tour this summer. She is one of only two or three women to try the pro tour after suc- . cessful amateur careers in Ark. ansas, and the first to make il by way of the national qualifying tournameii,. route. She'll be a name to keep in eye out for in the LPGA tom.iuy results for stale sporls fans irom now on. ONE FINAL NOTE, also on golf, has to do with publication this month of the Deluxe Sixth Edition of GOLFER'S DIGKST, published by Digest Books of - Northfield, 111., paperback, for · $6.95. Special features present t h e current state of the art: The controversy o v e r graphite ., shafts, the packaging of hot young tournament winners and secrets of success of some of the tour's brightest new stars, all given in an in-depth style. There are chapters to answer the questions of every kind of golfer, men, women, V juniors, seniors -- and even hustlers. Specific probles mget more attention: the "yips," conditioning, and even a way lo acquire good attitude toward the game, which isn't always easy. Naturally, the good word has ' to be accompanied by the good p i c t u r e , , and GOLFF,R'S DIGEST doesn't waste words when a picture or a diagram can get the point across to any golfer who wants to translate what he reads and sees into his own game. There's also a pretty com- plele record seclion, making for true believers what is one of the belter Go!' books around this summer. By DORRIS HENDRICKSON TIMES Staff Writer "Pam, will you find. . ." someone at City Hall called'for the third time in about as many minutes one day late last week. And for the third time Pam Bryan, summer intern with the city manager's office, left the project on which she was work ing to lend a hand. Finding needed information is only one of the many responsibilities Pam has taken on during the summer as she provides assistance to City Manager Don Grimes and administrative aide David McWethy. Pam, who has lived in Fayetteville most of her 23 years s enrolled in the Master o f ! 3 ublic Administration program in the Political Science Department at the University of Aransas. She received a Bache- or of Political Science degree from the UA in 1972. She was selecled for the summer job from among several applicants when budget director Sturman Mackey was hospitalized for several w e e k s early in the summer and t h e work load at City Hall began to pile up. McWethy, who also has a Master of Public Administration degree from the UA, wanted an MPA student as a summer helper because, having served as the city's first sum- intern in 1972, he knew that an MPA student c o u l d take over primary responsibility for many projects thai could not be assigned to someone totally inexperienced. "Pam can do things without close supervision, "McWethy said, since she has had schooling in problems of cily administration. For her summer's work, Pam will earn three hours of credit toward her degree. While the public administration field is a relatively new one for women -- there a r e only two women city managers GIRL IN A HURRY-UP SITUATION ... Pot talks with City Manager Don Grimes during her day-Jong series o/ duties the nation -- it is one in which a woman can progress into managerial positions without difficulty, Pam says. With an interest in. and fascination with, government from an administrative standpoint for several years, she discovered Ihe MPA program through a friend who was enrolled in the program. "When I investigated the job opportunities, I knew it - w a s what I wanted to do," she said. "Since the field is relatively new, it is wide open a n d doesn't limit your scope like so many advanced degrees do," Pam asserts. She added that job opportunities range from the local level through regional, stale and on up lo federal levels. Pam's primary goal at this point is to find a job as an administrative assislant to a city manager when she completes her degree requirements. She needs 18 more hours to earn her degree. Next summer she must find another summer intern position, giving her the required six hours of internship. She hopes the job w i l l again be in Fayetleville. A project that has been Pam's primary responsibility this summer is coordinating the older workers program, which she admits hasn't been too successful. She also assists with preparation of agendas for the city's Board of Directors; helps wilh opening of bids and making bid tabulations; assists people who come to the city manager's office for information and, as she puts it, 'in general. I relieve David as much as possible, so he can relie_ye Mr. Grimes as much as possible." JOB FASCINATING She describes the job as "fascinating." No two days, she says, are the same. At a seminar for summer interns in Ihe MPA program earlier this month, Pam said, iiv Rav Grav) the consensus of the students was that the summer internship is one of the most beneficial things the MPA student Hearing The Finish Line The problems (hat have faced a two-block area of East Avenue jusf north of the Square and adjacent areas are coming (o an end. Hert an asphalt sperader puts t li e finishing touches to a block of Meadow Street after clearing the intersection with East. (TIMESphofo hy Ken Good) I'Round About Town! Gospel Singing Scheduled For By FLOYD CARL JR. Of The TIMES Staff Elsewhere in today's .paper appears a and glories of "career larel," which is Ihe public rela- .ios man's name of company ivery. undisciplined breed given largely lo widely varied forms of stnrv on tL ermvtli dress ' In general lhey are dis ~, SPRINGDALE - Gospel story on the growth Uinoino ,,nri»i- f h o ^ f o r ^ ;« wk*. Area Troopers Keep Those Tickets Coming experiences. "We learn the basic principals in the classroom," s h e pany uniforms have spread out P,° Ilce station dressed from their birth in banks and. s h a r P. doublekmt blazer, other financial institutions (not LO mention McDonald's) to embrace such varied fields as undertaking and poultry farming. It is easy lo visualize Ihe State troopers assigned to the j Fort Smith District -- District H and including Washington and Benlon Counlies -- continue to rack up impressive figures in numbers of arrests for hazardous driving and speeding. In his report of June activities, Col. William C. Miller, director of the State Police, said troopers in District H made 1,005 arrests for speed- ing.the second highest in the state, following closely behind District A (Little Rock-Pulaski County) where 1,271 speeding District H troopers made 103 arrests of drunk drivers compared to 87 in the Little Rock area. The also investigated 128 accidents compared to 209 in District A. Activiles by District H Iroop- Graduates Navy Fireman Recruit Jerry D. McDonald, son of Mr. and Mr . Thomas H. McDonald of Gravctte, has graduated from recruit training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes 111. ers were accomplished in almost half Ihe number of hours worked by Pulaski counly troopers. Area troopers worked 7,066 hours compared to 12,4-16 in District A, travelling 765,177 miles compared to 134,683 in the Liltle Rock Dislrict. H District recorded six falal- ilies in June compared to three in Ihe Little Rock area and to eighl in District F (The El Dorado area). Two of the fa tallies in the dislrict were in Washington County. Thirty-three persons died in traffic accidents in the state in June. ',,,' i "ngushed by an air of intorma-1 singing under the stars is sche- lily --if not downright sloppi- dulcd for next weekend. The ness -- in dress. Somehow the Ihought of a po The story relates how corn- sixlh annual Albert E. Brumley Sundown to Sunup Singing will lice reporter wandering into the; be held in Parsons Stadium be- in B e g i n n i n g at 7:30 a.m. Friday and. color Saturday. coordinated" sTacks~anY match- Sponsored by Ihe Springdal* ing shirt and tie is impossible Chamber of Commerce, na- lo embrace. The poor devil probably couldn'l even gel past the tionally-known gospel groups will perform. ;aid, "then go out into t h e field and see how they are ap- jlied." Laler, they return to ;he classroom lo discuss Iheir work with aclual situations. During the last school year there were 32 MPA students on the University campus with K more doing internships. O: these, six are women. O n e woman completed her course at Ihe end of the spring semester and accepted a job at Blytheville. As word of the MPA program expands, the requests for summer interns has become greater than the number of students available to fill them, Pam noted. City officials are pleased with Pam's performance this summer and plans are to continue using interns as the need arises and the budget allows. nyone factory form of uniform dress for poullry farmers beats me. And I was proud to note that the farmers involved live in New Jersey, not Northwest Arkansas. SURELY the day will never come when newspapers adopt uniforms for their newsroom employes, who are a surly and singing Friday, girl "who collecls for" over-park- ihe program will conclude at : certainly they'd' 1 a.m. Saturday night, the sing ' will continue until Sunday dawn. Eleven gospel groups will of career'Vpparel "likely lo^ei^ «ckets. And certainly they'd favored by undertakers, but how Iau £ h him out of the squad anyone ever worked out a salis- TM° m before he even had time to learn which prominent citizens had been jailed during the perform during the two-night night for drunken driving. ACCORDING TO the Associated Press account career ap- pa;e: rise:-, » sat things for the corporate image, in part by assuring lhat employes are uni- Assigned To Post Air Force St. Johnny L. Jenkins, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Jenkins of Fayetteville, has been assigned to a unit of the Alaskan Air Command stationed Alaska. at He Elmendorf AFB, was previously assigned to Mather AFB, Calif., and is an administrative specialist munications Group. the 1931st Corn- quire shiny elbows, cigarette burns and saggy pockets, while the color-coordinated slacks would grow rir! and sproul bags at the knees. Personally, I'd Kettle for a gray sweatshirt w i t h TIMES printed in green across the stomach. It might not help the paper's image, but it would match mine. period. In the event of rain, the sing-in will be moved to the high school or junior high school gymnasium. Amateur and semi-professional singing groups will per- From Association Of Counties 'Home Rale Amendment Draws Solid Support formly turned out'in neat, at-!form in the Mid-South Gospel ractive costumes. This image'Music Championship at 1 p.m. would be fleeting, I suspect, in,Saturday in the Central Junior the case of newspapers. ThelHigh School gymnasium. Prizes 'irst day might be fine, but af-iwill be awarded wilh winners ter lhat the blazers would ac-'eligible to compete in the Amerian Gospel Contest later this year. Brumley, after whom the singing is named, is a gospel music singer and composer. Much of his religious music hag been published in church hymnals. He is a member of the Country Song Writers Hall of Fame and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. By LINDA DOBKINS TIMES Slaff Writer The Arkansas Association of Counties is gearing up tor a slate-wide educational campaign regarding proposed "Con ; stiluttonal Amendment No. 56, the "Home-rule for counties" amendment to be presented to Arkansas voters this fall. F r a n k Bizzell, executive director of the Associalion, was In Fayetteville this past week for. the Municipal and County Clerks course being held at the University of Arkansas. While in Washington County, he dis cussed the amendment drive with County Judge Vol Lester. Bizzell said Lester will heat a committee to promote the amendment in Washinglor Counly. The proposal would make th Quorum Court of each county truly legislative body, wilh much more power than the cur- ·enl courts exercise. II also would allow the Quorum Court o set salaries for county officers within a minimum and maximum set by law. Bizzell said the Association las set up a statewide headquarters and \yill mount an in- ;ensive publicity campaign nrior to the November election. CRUCIAL ISSUE The ammendment became a crucial issue with many public officials when law suits in Pulaski counly challenged the legality of expense accounts to fill out Ihe constitultonaly-Hm- iled salaries of counly elected officers. The collection of fees would no longer be used to round out salaries. Fees would be collected and paid into the County }eneral Funds. The State Legislature would set out the maximum and mhv mum salaries for each office, and members of each of the 75 Quorum Courts, sharply reduced in membership, would decide within those limits, t h e pay for official in their own county. The amendment itself sets an upper and lower limit to the number of justices of the peace who would serve on the Quorum Court. The Legislature would categorize the counties inlo population categories and determine Ihe number of justices in 9 to 15. The County Election Commis- sion in each county would apporlion the justice of the peace districts so that each justice would serve a roughly equal number of citizens. LEGISLATIVE POWERS The first section of the amendment provides that "a county acting through its Quorum Court may exercise local legislative authority not denied by the Constitution or by law," although "no county may declare any act a felony or exer- size any authority not relating to county affairs." The fourlh section of the amendment would continue to build the Quorum Court's legislative powers, specifying that the court has the power lo adopt ordinances necessary for the government of the county; ill vacancies in eleclive county office (a lask now d o n e by the governor); Fix the number and compensation of deputies and county employes and override the veto of Ihe county judge. The Quorum Courl would re- lain the other powers it now en- ioys under the Constitution and yy statute. The court also has the power, under section Two of the pro posed amendment, "to create, consolidale, peparate, revise, or abandon any elective county office or offices except during the term thcrof; provided, t h a t majority of those voling on the question at a general elcclion have approved said action." In Seclion Three the propo ;al sets out additional duties if the county Judge. He would preside over the Quorum Courl without a vote but wilh fhe power of veto which could, of course, be overridden); authorize and approve disbursement of appropriated county f u n d a ; operate he system of county roads; administer Ihe ordinances enacted by the Quorum Court; h a v e cuslody of county property; and hire county employes, except those persons employed by other elected officials. If approved in Ihe November election, all of the provisions would become effective immediately except Sections One and Four, which would become effective Jan. 1, 1977. This would allow time lo set up the justice of the peace district: nd hold elections for the reorganized courts. Section Five of the amendment -- on compensation -- aales that although compensa- ion may not be decreased dur- ng a current term, that from he date of adoption of the mendment until the first day of the next succeeding month following the date of approval of salaries by the Quorum Court, salaries of the county of- 'icials would be set by the Legislature. Bizzell has said that the Association of Arkansas Counties docs not advocate the Amendment as a cure-all for the ills of county government, bu$ hopes Ihe proposal will a l l o w counly governments to provide the services needed to keep up with changing times.

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