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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

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Sunday, August 4, 1974
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Interview point flniiiiNiiiiniiiiiinnniiiiiiiniiiiniiiuiininnniiniiiiiiiuiinniiin With the House Judiciary Committee Just closing televised debates on impeachment of the Presfdent, the TIMES asked people In downtown Fayettevllle how they felt about the possible impeachment and their reaction to the televised debates. Entering The 'Real World 7 .ED BROTHERS, Sikeston. Mb. -- "It would be bad for .the country, both for the economy and in the interest o: n a t i o n a l defense, if th President were impeached. ! think the debates were good though, because it lets tb American people see what's go ; on first hand."-: -- KAREN LATTA, 805 Phillip Drive -- "I think it's importan to our country that the Pres dent be impeached because feel he's dishonest. I think th televised debates were good an /e the American public belter understanding of th issues." - L ' O U I S DALE SCARBROUGH, Roule 9 -- "No, because if they look him out (of office. It would hurt the presidency and what it slands for. Yes, Ihe debates were good, but keep in mind that the taxpayers were paying for it and many were getting tired." ..LINDA SMITH, 411 E. Cente St. -- "I think the Presiden should be impeached and I fee that the lelevised debales wer a good thing, although they tak up too much time." Nerthwctt Arkormu TIMES, Sun,, FAYtTTIVILLC, »HKAH»»» Aug. 4, 1974 ·' 7B A Summer Intern Comes To Washington By JEFF DAY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The word item is a misnomer. We aren't octors. And we aren't nurses, larmacists, or therapists. What we are is a group of ollege students, who for the tost part are tentatively enter- ng the "real world" for the rst time, who are always hun- ry, and always broke. We are nown to travel in large groups. The internship program, to hich we all belong, is a large ebulous organization, with no ne really in c h a r g e . Set p independently by univer- ities, government agencies and rival e business, it offers Ollege students .a chance to vbrk In Washington a s ' c o n - Impeachment riding concern Is the over- this summer, Jniversity Ave. Yes, ause I feel lhat he is probably This too, could be frustrating ,,,m,, *r th. ·I.H/.IBC a r a inot "Not that'I'm trying to dodge lr' aiK'sf.inn " nnn Pntirf.-n t .n iuilty of the him. I think . _.._ _. =i light to be televised because man began an interview /s really, really important that gressional aides, neophlte newsmen, or b u r e a u c r a t i c 'gophers". There are as many as 3,000 if us here this summer. I am interning as a cub ·eporter in a Washington news bureau. But standing at the air jort when I first arrived, ooking across the flat Washington landscape, I didn't really know what that would mean. The first day it meant opening the office mail. As a matter of fact, it meant opening the mail every day. But as time went on, it also meant dealing with congressmen on an' almost daily basis, covering the visits of "home town" notables to the nation's capital, and attending the historic Supreme Court hearings - on the Watergate tapes. It also meant · Interviewing youths who came to Washington for national conferences or awards. They often proved to be less than colorful. "What do you think of Washington," I would ask. 'It s nice," they would say. And your congressman, what about him," I would continue. "He's nice too," came the studied answer. "Watergate?" "That's not so nice." NICE OB NOT Everything it seemed was either nice, or not so nice. It also meant dealing with Congressmen,.on issues such as ·strip mining, meat price supports, and impeachment. and for interns, as well as the rest of the nation, it probably ranks as the number one worry. Of the first 10 people who lined up to h e a r the S u p r e m e* Court Watergate hearings, four were friends of mine, also interns, who had spent the weekend wailing in line. SIGHTSEERS PASS The nighl before the hearing egan, I stopped by to see hem, as they camped out' in rant of the Court. As we alked, scores of sightseeing buses r o l l e d by, tiled with those anxious to see thoso who would see history. Inscribed in marble above the ourt · were Ihe words "Equal Justice for all". Tired, unshaven and hungry, we wondered what that meant. For them, as they finally got in after hours of waiting, and for 'me, as I causally walked in with a press pass, it would be the first Supreme Cowt cases we had ever heard. And asithe final 8-0 decision came down, and as the political process moved closer and closer to impeachment, we would be in the select handful, who had seen first hand what had happened. Not everyone is willing .to stand in line for three days lo see what : they can read in the newspapers. Nol even all the interns. For the - less hardy there ace organized spoakei )rograms, bringing members of ill Ihrce branches of government lo small groups of interested interns to address the issues ot Ihe day. Speakers In the program run :y my college, for example, included former Justice Department official William Ruckcl- shaus, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and columnist Jack Anderson. The time will soon come when the interns head back to Ihcir own homes and campuses. As Ihey leave Ihey will lake with them a first-hand knowledge of government and Ihe people in it. NEW MEANING For me, and the oilier Intern's who shared in Washington's summer of discontent, the edoral government will have akon on a new meaning; something that we have seen, worked In and talked to. Congress won't he an abslrac- lion. Instead it will he the cauy middlc-a'god lawyer from a Michigan district who successfully dodged my questions because his political inslincls lold him it would IK premature to give answers now. It will be a small briefing room in the heart ot the Pentagon, tilled with young allenlive Boy's Nation delegales, listening lo a one-slar general lell them that, although delenle with Russia was iraporlant, II was equally Imporlanl for Ihe U.S. lo maintain its military slrerrglh lo safeguard our liberty. It will be a family of lourisla gathered behind Ihe While tousc pelting a Stray cal, who lad somehow golten through :he security, and was stranded behind the fence. It would be the c h i eif clerk of the Supreme Court sitting in front of top secret Watergate briefs, talking about his family. This summer will be remembered forever by historians because of the impeachment inquiry. What they will forget is the people who lived through It, the civil servants who went to work every day and ate their lunch in the park. ·What the historians will forget are the things the interns will remember; the experiences lhat made this summer unfor- geltable. OPEN DAILY 9-10 t SUNDAY CLOSED MONDAY TUESDAY K mart Blasts Rising Prices with these fantastic Discounts JR. BOYS' BOLD KNIT SHIRTS 2 Days Only! your question," one Congress- KUTH VAN EMAN, A107 Carlson Terrace -- "-No. I do not believe they should impeach Mr. Nixon. I believe in giving a person a second chance and I feel he's Irying lo do the right thing now. I think the debates took too much time." which he neatly dodged every question. "But -I've given the matter a lot of thought, ' and I feel that, under the circumstances..." Two amusing anecdotes and 15 minules- later, he slill had not answered my queslion But most of all, being an intern meant getting experience chasing down slories, wriling, talking to people -- from Julie Nixon to park guides -- and having my work checked and corrected by professionals. For others, being an intern earit work for a Congressman swering his mail, doing his search and preparing his eeches. For some it meant orkmg in a government jency preparing the volumes thick reports that keep jour- alists writing and congressmen orking. For some, it meant othing more than routine office But work is only a small part he day. Walking by the hite House on the way home om work, there is always the nance to think about the issues acing the nation. Interns are nd of thinking about big prob- "ms, and can often be found Jddled in groups bout them. Politics Hamper Excavation Of Roman Theater In Lisbon LISBON (AP) -- Excavation of Lisbon's most important Roman monument -- a theater dedicated to the Emperor Nero -- is (being held up by a combination of personal interests and revolutionary politics, 'according to Dr. Irisalva Moita, head of the city's museums. She is trying lo get the city authorities to start the work' going again. It has been halted since 1967. The theatter, a semi-circle about 200 feet in diameter, lies on the slope of Sao Jorge hill, now. topped by the city's medieval fortress. The audience of 1900 years ago had a magnificent view over the Tagus River and the peninsula beyond. ' For centuries their scats have been covered by streets and houses, the foundations resting on Roman columns and .fragments of the pink and gray .marble revetment. Now tha passerby on the Rua rle Sao Mamede sees only a shed and a fence hiding what looks like an' abandoned building site. But if he looks through · a knothole in the fence he can see the columns and the foun dations of the stage on which .they stood. · If he rings the Cjcll at number 3b on the other side of the street, he will be shown more including the view that the Ro man theater-goer enjoyed, 'caretaker lives there with his wife, two children and a yare full of Roman relics. A few feet under the pave ment made of marble frag ments, other Roman remains are undoubtedly buried. OPEN-AIR MUSEUM If this house and eight others were torn down the excavation could be completed. Laid ou and landscaped, the remains o the theater could become handsome open air museum. Dr. Moita is a professiona archeologist and full of Latin nlhusiasm for the work hough somewhat discouraged ly the obstacles. "It's not a matter of money.' he explained in an interview 'We've got the appropriation ve need. And we can use city employes for the labor so tha doesn't cost anything extra Vhat we need is the permission o go ahead." Permission is being held up y a protest from a group of lo cat residents headed by Jose Ary dos Sanlos, a poet and vriter ot lyrics for popula songs. He is also a force in political group thai opposed Ih right wing government of Pre nier Marcello Caetano, over hrown by the military coup o April 25. Six months ago, said Dr Moita. das Santos moved int one of the poor buildings tha were to be torn down and in stalled himself in comparativ uxury. Now he and neighbor who support him say pcopl moved out would not get adequate compensation. They als say that slopping cars from u ing two narrow streets coul cause traffic jams nearby. They are getting politica support for their stand. Dr. Moita says 30lh slat ments are untrue -- that ade quale compensation has bee provided for those who woul have lo move, and arrang menu to divert traffic hav been approved. The problem is to get a dec sion from the city council. EXFIRT WATCH REPAIR SWIFT S *7N«rth WncV St. Our Reg. 1.97 Cotton knit turtleneck shirts in solids or stripes^ Long sleeves, knit cuffs. 4-7. NO-IRON DRESS SHIRTS Our Reg. 5.88 144 4 2 Days Long-sleeved shirts in polyester/cotton. Regular collar. Solids. 3.44 .Tie*, 1.97 FOCAL® GOWNS'N BABYDOLLS 33 Plastic ROUHD CONTAINERS eff. 2.78-2.96 Charge tt 2 I worrying POCKET 20 CAMERA |96 Reg. 22.96 Vending Machine; Burglarized A total of about $76 in change s reported missing in the burglary of two cigaretle machines it separate locations on North College Avenue Friday mor- ung. Both machines are owned y Northwest Tobbacco and Candy Co., 208 N. Block Ave. Fayetteville police said that win machines were pried open and the change boxes, as well "is the change, were removed. The machines burglarized are ocaled at the Chief Restaurant 830 N. College Ave. and Haley's Town House Restaurant at 215 N. College Ave. Both machines are located lUtside the buildings on the side- valk. 79 CAROUSEL PHOTO CUBE 22 Pamper yourself with sweet 'n lovely sleepwear! Dreamy gowns and babydplls are easy-care, some with lace or embroidery trim. Gowns come in several lengths. Nylon or acetate. WOMEN'S BEADED MOCCASINS OurReg.3.97 Reg. 2.94 2 Plays "love Sfory" 066 jfjgjj 2 Days Black vinyl with multicolor beads, whipped vamp, firm crepe rubber sole. In women's sizes, Auto Burglarized SPRINGDALE -- A stereo ape deck, two tapes, an FM converter and a pair of sun passes were reported stolen rom a car owned by Jerry B rough ton, 1009 E. E l m St., Fayetteville, while Ihe car vas parked at Moore Drop Forge Friday morning. Items Stolen 6PRINGDALE _ Richard McEalhron, Route 4, Fayctte ville, lold police here that a stereo tape deck, a case con :alning 24 tapes, a gearshif nob and a tachometer was sto len from his car Friday after noon while it was parked a Moore Drop Forge. Total valu of Ihe ilems Is $125. 51/4% 53/4% 6!/2% 7*4* We have a Bivlngj program ·nd Interest rate to meet your needs. Fayetteville Savings Loan Association 201 N. But Avenue Super Wide Permanent Press BATISTE PANELS Machine Wash and Dry 65" x 81" 65" x 63" 62"x 63" 62"x81" 62" x 54" Reg. 5.27 Reg. 5.27 Reg. 4.26 4.47 Reg. 4.47 3 97 997 SPINCAST COMBO Reel with 70_yds. 6/ mono line. Fiber-1 glass spincast rod. Copvri«f*61974bYS.S. KflESGE CcxTOOTV 3 s * 12-GZ*J®WAXKIT 127 Reg. 1.78--2 Days Pre-soltened paste wax with appKcator. Sprint* Wix-,1.77 8-TR. TAPE PLAYER fdfj.S4.Sa Compacf;slioV ing controls, Sp«»k»r«, ft. 10.M / Reg. 3,67 2 AM SOLID-STATE POCKET RADIO 87 Charge U! K marf quality! AM transistor radio has 9-vo!t battery, earphone and wrist strap. Hwy. 71 B, North at Rolling Hills Driv^ in Fayelleville, Ark.

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