Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 7, 1974 · Page 6
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 7, 1974
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· Northwest Arkansat TIMES, Wed., Aug. 7, 1974 FAYETTCVILLt, ARKANSAS AT DINNER TUESDAY . .. .Assistant Police Chief Glenn Riggins, left, talks with Colonel William Milter, Director of - State Police Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner Is Held : Approximate 100 persons at tended the fifth annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner, sponsored by the Men's Club of Wiggins Memorial United Methodist Church, Tuesday night. .' The dinner was attended by members of the local FBI office. State Police, Fayetteville police, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and others. · Colonel William Mijler, Director of the State Police, spoke on upgrading law enforcement Firemen Respond Fayetleville firemen answered two calls Tuesday afternoon but neither, resulted in major damage. At 4:04 p.m. they were called to 515 Spruce St. where they found the motor on a refrigerator smoking. At 6:13 p.m. they responded to number 3 Beverly Manor Apartments to lind the family's supper charred. No fire resulted in either case. from the standpoints of education, salary and public image. He also discussed the general public's responsibility toward upgrading their attitude and cooperation toward law enforcement. Mills Casts 'Nay* Vote Strip Mining Bill Approved WASHINGTON -- Here's how Arkansas members of Congress .vero recorded on major roll call votes July 25 through July 31. IN THE HOUSE Passed, 291 for and 81 against, a bill setting tough ederal regulations on the operation of strip mines. The bill (H.R. 11500) now goes to conference. In part, it ·equires , that strip-mined land e restored to approximate natural contours, forbids strip mining of land too steep to be restored and authorizes federal unds to pay for land reclamation. S u p p o r t e r s argued that government regulation will 'orce strip mine operators to protect the environment. Opponents argued that strict regulation of strip mining will trigger higher coal costs and, ' thus, cause increased dependence of. imported oil. A few members voting against argued that the bill was Loo weak. Reps. Bill Alexander (D-l), John Ham.merschmidt (R-3). Ray Thornton (D-4) and Wilbur midt voted "yea." Thornton and Mills voted "nay." NUCLEAR AGREEMENTS -- Passed, 194 for and 191 against, an amendment to increase Congress' control over international ' nuclear agreements, such as those recently negotiated with Egypt and Israel. The amendment strengthened language in H.R. 15582 dealing with Congress' role in overseeing the sale of reactors or nuclear fuel to foreign powers. The original language permitted Congress to disapprove nuclear agreements. The amendment changed that to require approval in the form of an act of Congress. The overall bill was later passed and sent to conference. In supporting the amendment, Mills (D-2) voted "nay." MASS TRANSIT--Sent back to committee, 221 for and 181 against, the conference report on a bill to make federal operating subsidies available to d e b t - p l a g u e d urban mass transit systems. The bill (S. 386) would have Six-Game Series SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) The world champion USSR Na tional Basketball Team play a six-game series against a U.S. College All-Star Team, the Expo '74 World's Fair, sponsors of the tour, say. The. first game will be Sept. 3 in the Los Angeles Sports Arena, followed by Seattle, Sept. 4; Spokane Sept. 6-7; Greensboro, N.G., Sept. 9 and Washington, D.C., : Sept. 10. made available $BOO million over an eleven-month period. The effect of voting to recommit the bill was to kill it. v Those voting to recommit wil^argued that tod much of the The U.S. team be coached by Norm Sloan, NCAA Coach of the Year, with the nucleus of the team from the National' Champion North Carolina State team, Expo officials said. money would go to large cities, like New York. They also argued that the subsidies would encourage transit companies to operate at a loss, in order to qualify for the money. Rep. Bill Frenzel (R-Minn.) saii the bill "resembles a plan to drain the ocean to save a drowning man" and removes "incentive for local transit authorities to hold costs down." . Those voting against argued that hard-pressed transit companies need immediate relief. They said that boosting mass transit ridership will ease energy shortages. Alexander and Hammersch- Two Sentenced For Transporting Aliens LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- William 'Ronald Devitt, 30, of Chicago, 111., was sentenced Tuesday to one year imprisonment for aiding and abetting in the transportation of illegal aliens into the United States. His. half-brother, Jesse G. Adams, 23, 'also' of Chicago. was sentenced to six months on a similar charge. The two men had pleadec guilty July 19 Before U.S. Mag istrate Robert Faulkner. The; were arrested near Benlon in a tractor-trailer truck whose re frigerated trailer contained K Mexican migrant workers. JDevitt was charged with foui misdemeanor counts, an Adams was charged with twi counts. Faulkner assessed the max mum penalty of three 'month imprisonment on each count be cause, he said, of the "in humane" way in which thi Mexicans were transported. Taken From Barn Theft of a tractor and homemade trailer from a barn bac of Nelson's Funeral Home, wa reported to police Tuesday ight. A funeral home employ told police he .saw the unit leav the area and turn south on thi Hwy. 71 bypass. Rep. Bob Eckhardt {D-Texas) correction workers whose jobs affected by changes in ederal juvenile delinquency rograms. The amendment was attached i a bill (S. 821) calling for pgrading various federal pro- rams for rehabilitating juven- e offenders. The bill was later assed and sent to the House. Under the bill, some juvenile acilities and programs may be based out. In part, the amendment called for retraining of isplaced employes. In passing he amendment, the Senate oted to change language that yould have made states respon- ible for enacting employe pro ection programs. Superiors argued that dis- p l a c e d employes deserve 'ederal guarantees. Opponents argued against mnecessarily interjecting the ederal government into correc ional administration, an area f traditional state and loca control. aid, "The only way to control he power to export nuclear simply to say that tefore it is done Congress must ct affirmatively." Oponenls argued that the mendment infringes on the E x e c u t i v e ' s constitutional owers and hinders the U.S. ole in promoting peaceful uses f atomic power. Alexander, Thornton and Mills, voted -"yea." Hammer- chmidt voted "nay." IN THE SENATE CONSUMER AGENCY -Rejected, 56 for and 42 against, move to close debate and orce a vote on the bill (S. 707) 0 establish the Agency for Con- umer Advocacy, formerly ailed the Consumer Protection Agency. The agency would have broad aowers to intercede on consumers' behalf with businesses and federal agencies. In rejecting the cloture peti- ion, the Senate voted to delay 1 vote on final passage. The cloture move fell ten votes short of the two-thirds majority needed under Senate rules to close debate. Senators . voting to close debate need argued that Consumers 'a strong voice" overnment. Sen. Harrison Williams (D-N.J.)' said, "For ive years we have discussed, debated and analyzed every section of the bill... The longer we delay final action, the longer we deny consumers the right to have an advocate." Most of those voting against oppose the bill' because they fear it would create an un necessary:bureaucracy bent on harassing government agencies Sen. Carl Curtis (R-Neb.) said "It will be one more agencj to throw roadblocks." A few senators voting against ho\yever, said they support th agency, but were not ye prepared to close debate. One of them, Sen. Lawton Chiles (D Fla.) said, "I will vote for do ture when it becomes apparen that a filibuster is in progress.' progress." Sens'. John McClellan (D) J.W. Fulbright (D) votec "nay." EMPLOYE PROTECTION -Passed, 66 for and 24 against an amendment guaranteeln federal assistance to juvenil McClellan voted "nay" am 'ulbright did not vote; CRIME DEVICE EXPORTS -- Rejected, 21 for and 73 against, an attempt to table ai amendment export of that prevents the U.S.-manufacturei iolice equipment to the Sovie Union and other totalitarian countries. · . ; · After rejecting, the tabling motion, the Senate voted tc attach the export ban on crime devices to S. 3792, a bill dealing with the Secretary of Com merce's export control author ity. The overall bill was late passed and sent to the House. The ban follows recent disclo sures that sophisticated U,S crime equipment had scheduled for display Soviet trade exhibition. In supporting motion -- which bee at the tablin would hav killed the export ban -- Sei Robert Packwood (R-Ore cited difficulties in determinin which nations are totalitarian and said that some U.S. allie might he denied U.S. crim equipment under the ban's pr visions. In opposing the tablin motion, Sen. Henry Jackson (I Wash.) argued that America technology should not assis 'any nation that engages repressive police practices." Fulbright voted "yea" a McClellan voted "nay." Israeli Jefs 1 V Hit Southern Lebanon ?y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel's military command aid jets of the Israeli Air 'orce blasted targets in soutli- rn Lebanon early today. The aid followed a mortar and. ar- illery duel along the frontier ictween troops of the two coun- ' ries. Each side blamed the other or the gunnery battle, which asted almost an hour. The air strike was Israel's : econd in two weeks into the area of southern Lebanon *nown in Israel as Fatahland, vhich is controlled by Palestin- an guerrillas. . · A spokesman for the military · aid the jets blasted suspected errorist outposts for about five minutes, beginning about 1 a.m. He said all the planes returned safely after blasting targets near Hareba Junction, j u s t . across the Lebanon border. There was no mention of casualties. , : The'last Israeli raid was into Lebanon was on July 23. Israeli .eaders.have said they-will continue to strike Arab guerrillas ; without provocation, There was no reaction from Lebanon to the Israeli' a i r . strike. · . -, Lebanon's Defense Ministry tod accused the Israelis of pre- · cipitatihg the Tuesday after- ; noon battle on the border -by : sending halftracks into the vil- . lage of Majidieh under cover of artillery fire. : The Israeli command said armed infiltrators from Lebanon crossed into Israel and kid- naped four Arab laborers from a border security force. It indicated that Israeli troops then '. crossed into Lebanon to rescue . the workers but succeeded only in seizing six suspects. : The fighting in Lebanon occurred as Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin said his government is ready to neggotiate with another Arab neighbor, Jordan, either a peace treaty or an interim "no-shooting.agreement." · But he told Israel's parliament that the government would not negotiate away any territory it holds before a general election. 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