Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 28, 1974 · Page 24
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 24

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12B * Northwest Arkanwii TIMES, Sun., July 28, 1974 PAVITTKVILLK. ARKANSAS Weather Forecast Showers are predicted over 'the southeast, Arizona, parts of New Mexico and Texas and in part of the Great Plains. Temperatures through- out the country will be seasonable. (AP Wirephoto)' Jury Convicts Reinecke On Perjury Count · WASHINGTON (AP) - Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke of California was convicted of perjury Saturday for his testimony about a financial commitment by ITT to the 1972 Republican National Convention. ' Reinecke, 50, described his trial as a gross miscarriage of justice and said he will appeal. U.S. District Judge Barrington D. Parker directed him to appear at a local probation office Monday morning for a presentencing interview. No date, was set for sentencing. - The maximum penalty on the single count of the indictment is five years in prison and a fine of $2,000. Reinecke showed no emotion when foreman Clayton D. Roth announced the jury's verdict, but Mrs. Reinecke creid on" -"Oh, my God, no -- no, he's not guilty." She and the three Reinecke children, who had-been prison! throughout the 12 days of the trial, wept over the verdict. In Sacramento, Gov. Ronak Reagan, who had handpickec Reinecke for the lieutenant governor's job in 1969, decUred: "This is a tragic event for EC Reinecke. I personally have ai ways had confidence in his in tegrity and feel that he dirt no 1 Intentionally do wrong." Reagan said he would havi no comment on Reinecke's tei: ure in office until he ha shad a chance to talk to Reinecke and his attorneys. OPINION NEEDED Seyeral sections of the Cali ornia Government Code ex- Initially ;lude from office people rnri- counts in i/lcted of specific offenses, but an opinion would probably he equired from' the state attor- icy general. Heinecke's term expires at the end of.the year- Before his indictment, Rei- ..ecke was a heavy favorite to vin the Republican nomination or governor, but he wai» de- eated by Houston I. Flonrnoy ast June 4. The jury of six men and fix women began its deliberations Friday afternoon and spent nearly eight hours at the lasl: before coming back with a verdict shortly after noon. Twice previously the jurors had returned to the courtroom to ask ior additional instructions. Reinecke was accused by Watergate special prosecutor of lying to the Senate Judiciary Committee about when he first told Atty. Gen. John N . Mitchell of a financiarcommitment fiom the International Telephone Telegraph Corp. An ITT subsidiary, Sheraton Corp , had promised to underwrite the expenses of the 1972 Republican National Convention if ; t were held in San Diego. Reinecke was charged with lying when he told the committee under oath that lie had not discussed the offer with Mitchell until after the July 1971 settlement of a federal antitrust case against ITT. Mil chell later resigned as attorney general to become director of President Nixon's re-election campaign. there were three the indictment re turned' April 3. One was dropped'at .the' prosecution'" re quest .before the trial -jegan and another was dismissed by Judge Parker after the prosecution closed its case. Murder Trial MORRILTON. Ark. (AP) Both the defense and prosecution rested their cases Saturday in the first-degree murder rial of Theotis Maxwell, 18, of ,he Cypress Community in Conway County. Judge Russell C. Roberts of Conway was expected to give lis charge to the jury following a dinner break. Maxwell and Lee Otis Harris, 20, were charged in the Deccnv. ier slaying of Ellis.Robb, 84, of he Cypress Community. Pros. Atty. Alex Streett of Russell- ·ille asked for the death penal- y. Maxwell took the stand Saturday and said during questioning by defense attorney Robert 'Doc" Irwin of Russellville that he did not kill prTpb Robb. On cross-examination by Streett, Maxwell said he had not given a statement to investigating officers saying he had killed Robb. But he said he could not remember exactly what he said the night of the investigation. Asst..State Medical Examiner Dr. Steven Marks testified thai Hobb died because of several blows to the head b y ' a instrument. blunt Garage Entered Mrs. Pauline Millsap of Old Wire 'Road told sheriff's deputies that sometime Thurs day or, Friday someone broke into her garage by breaking on' a rear window, said she -could missing. Mrs. find Millsap nothini For Neighboring Uklanomo Water Becom Bv 'THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The hot. dry days of summer linger over Oklahoma with little chance of immediate relict seen. In most cities there is adequate water, but the heavy isage is unexpectedly straining the systems and creating supply problems. "Water consumption has been up since July 7, with the s m a 1 1 e s t amount consumed 22,637,000 gallons, 1 recorded on July 14. Consumption has surpassed the 24 million gallon mark each day for the past week," says L. T. Harrison, .awton city filter plant superintendent. The daily average water consumption for the Lawton-Ft. Sill community during July 1973 was 18,871,000 gallons. Luwlon has been pumping water from Lake Ellsworth to Lake Lawtonka since July 6 in an effort to maintain the level of the city's reservoir. But even though 133,000,000 gallons was transferred to the lake lasl week, the lake's level has still dropped bv almost a foot. In Healdton, City Manager John C. Turner says that city's reservoir has been :droppin{ about a foot a day all week ant until the suply is restored, he says "it will be slim pickin's' for the community. He said if the level drops much further, water -will have to be shut off from residents. a night as the city's overheat torage tanks must be ma ained in case of. fire. Pone a City had some trou vltli an unknown person bio ng open the pressure meter Rural Water District No. 1. Clarence Fulkerson, super endent of the Ponca City A er and Light Department, 1 ssued orders that he will he . only one to operate ressure meters and that if t s changed again, water will shut. off to that district. Ponca City isn't having i shortages, or serious sup problem's, .but there has tx some pressure problems in ligher elevations of the city Noble residents have b asked by the Town Council voluntarily conserve water cause of "dangerously low" .er levels in .the wells. Moore! residents are on odd-even system of water -ra ning. However, no similiar tion is planned for nearby. Iv man. "This water level is ' so thing we'll have to watch v closely," says Ralph Sp Norman public works dircc "If the .table drops and we h to reduce the pumping capa of Norman's 23 wells, of coi this -iwill affect · what we pump into the whole syste Five straight days of 100 grees or better sent water age 'soaring in Ardmore. city also received some r but the '.20 of an inch wa enough to replenish what the een used. '. Ardmore City Manager Dick Thomas said the water, treatment plant has been running almost to its capacity! and has broken a filtration record of icven million gallons per day iince the heat wave began. Thougli Thomas says there sn't much chance of Ardmore acing a water shortage, the plant cannot treat much more vater each day that it is doing ow. Should usage drive the filtra- plant beyond capacity Thomas says well reserves, al Newport can be piped directly nto the city's system without through the filtration residents are looking joing )lant. Foss forward to Sept. 15 when the city is expected to begin receiving treated water from Foss Reservoir. The $2.3 million treatment plant at the reservoir, which lias' highly mineralized water, will make the water fit for municipal and industrial needs of Clinton, Bessie, Cordell and Ho bart in addition to Foss. Workmen in Ada worked late into the night Friday to. repair a broken water main that hac created a serious water supply water line ays a week-Monday, Wednes- ay, Friday and ,Sunday. That's .me day for each of' the four. vards in the city. . · . . . : A $20 fine awaits-yiolalers. ; Not Romantic \ AMSTERDAM (AP) .--/Life aboard a houseboat 'may';seem romantic, but acute housing shortage 'rather than romance s the- main- reason. thousands icre .have taken to the water. Amsterdam boat dwellers: in the past were' retired sailors;. *Iow, families and young people' "igure prominently in the city's floating population which -has ·isen sharply since World- War I I . : ; . . i - - , . , , . The capital has: approximately 2,500 houseboats-moored along the river Amstel and on about 100'canals. An estimated 1,100 of these" .have . not .been registered with the city authorities and therefore exist illegally. .However,'- because _of the. housing' scarcity,-' there is rare;. ly any move against the occu^ piers. situation. The spring-fed brings water from Byrds Mil south of Ada, the sole source o water for the city of 18,000. In Hugo, cars can be washec and lawns watered only foil Food Deliveries , : MASERU, : Lesotho (AP) -^ The United Nations : delivered a total of 5,320. tons.:of food, ;worth more · than. $1.9 million, : to. Les- otho'last year;'.a representative of the world body's food program said. : ' --,- --'-.. - -.--r ·-,-! j , , ,TC-7""'- '·.-- r-^-t-r I UNITED Heavy Fighting Seen As Red Strategy To Hurt Economy A News Anaylsls By GEORGE ESPER SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) --Some of the heaviest fighting since the 1973 cease- fire has erupted along South Vietnam's northern coast. Western diplomats see it as part of a Communist strategy to keep the government from turning its attention to a staggering economy. The fighting south of Da Nang, the country's second city, began on July 17 when Bucher Teils What's Right With America ARKADELPHIA, Ark'. (AP) -- Lloyd Bucher, commander o: USS Pueblo when it was seized by North Korean gunboats in 1968, said Saturday he slil would welcome a court martia hearing to determine all the factors leading to the capture. Bucher spoke to the first an nual Ouachita Baptist Univer sity Festival Showcase. "I would still like the oppor tunity for a court martial t arise to enable this country ti see the actual ramifications o the Pueblo and just who madi all the wrong decisions," h said (luring a question-answe cession. "I don't believe It will eve hapen, however, since the fed eral government is not anxipu to expose our ills for the rest'O the world to see," said Bucher Bucher said he was on a lee ure tour to discuss what 01 curred prior to, during an after the 11-month imprison ment of the Pueblo's crew an to tell what is right with th United Stales today. Bucher, who retired from th Navy last year after more lha 27 years active duty, said h had not been discouraged fro conducting lectures. "I have never been told r anybody what I could or cou not say, even when I was c active duty speaking on beha of prisoners of war," Buch said. "I think that says an awf lot for our way of living," h said. Despite the incident, Buch said he harbored no bitterne against the United States. "I'v always throught very strong that our ideals are good. B cause we failed In the pursu of a few of thesa does not mea those ideals are bad," he said orth Vietnamese forces at eked a government Ranger Utalion during a change-of- mmand ceremony, inflicting cavy casualties. The North Vietnamese and iet Cong have concentrated nee then-on isolating the dis- ict town of Due Due, 20 miles luthwest of Da Nang, and eld reports indicate the}' have ;ized six villages around the wn. Reports say more than ,000 civilians have been card off in trucks to areas con- oiled by the Communists in earby foothills. The Saigon military com- mnd said the fighting was re- ewed Saturday, as govern- ent bombers attacked Viet ong and North Vietnamese ·oop concentrations around 'uc Due. At least 45 enemy sol- iers were reported killed, the ommand said. Casualty figures have been ketchy from the region, but in- ications were that both sides ave committed a large num- er of troops. Field reports said lat both the government and Communist commands have hrown into action division-size orces of about 10,000 men. Although Due Due is almost vithin artillery range of Da »Jang and could, according to ome analysts, serve as a stag- ng area for an attack on the mportant port city, Western "iplomats in Saigon discount he possibility. In the long run, these inalysts contend, the Commu- list side is trying to prevent he Saigon government from urning its energies to solving he country's deep economic iroblems. If the fighting were to die down, these diplomats claim, some of South Vietnam's huge military budget could be diver- led to help the economy. There might also be a partial demobilization with men freed from military action to cultivate rice and engage in other economic pursuits. Usual Gifts HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) -- Edward J. Rhodes got the usual gifts at his retirement party Friday. But his guests also got gifts -- $1,100. Rhodes, 69, who is retiring from Chrysler Corp., received a plaque, wallet and briefcase. But he then handed out 200 envelopes containing $5 bills and $20 bills, along with a note saying, "Thank you for coming to my retirement party and here is wishing you health and happiness when it comes your time to retire." He explained "These people have been good to me. I've enjoyed my association with thorn, and I wanted to surprise them." All Toys 40% Off All Men's PANTS 40% Off OR MORE ON EVERY ITEM? WILL BE DEDUCTED ^ AT THE REGISTER! Huge Assortment SHOES 40% OFF Girls Knit PANTS 40% Off All JEWELRY 40% Off OPEN 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. Eostgate Shopping Center (Hwy. 16 East, Foyerteville)

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