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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 22

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By Consumer Group Allocation Of Fuel Sought By KENNETH B. DALECKl TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Here is a roundup of news items gathered by our Washington Bureau. ENERGY ACT The head of a powerful consumers group is urging Congress to preserve legislation making possible the allocation of fuels - "because there is no absolute, assurance that the supply of all petroleum protlucls will be adequate for the coming heating season." Lee C. White, chairman of the Consumer Federation of America's energy policy task force, says it is "critical" that Congress extend -the Fuels Allocation Act beyond its schedulec expiration date of Feb. 28, .1975. While told a Senate committee it would be a "blow to the psyche of the nation Congress abandoned the which authorizes the allocation of scarce fuels and would help "keep some lid, high as it may be, on fuel prices." He also expressed concern about "greatly increased gaso 1 line and heating oil prices or the ·onehancl ami extraordinary - increases in petroleum com pany profits on the other." MONEY MAKERS -- Lega and medical professions domi : -nate the 10 top-earning occu .-pations for men in the U.S. '-according to a Labor Depart ,.~,ment study. Physicians, dentists, judges ..: lawyers, college law and mcdi cal professors, optometrists anc /veterinarians are all in the top 0. Actuaries and airline pilots are the only other professions p break into the top 10. The big money earning prq- essipns for women are in engineering and craft occupations, according to the Department ·eport. D E B T INCREASES -Spending by municipal government has increased faster in recent years than its ability to generate revenue, according to a Census Bureau report. * As a result, municipal jovernment indebtedness increased 43 per' cent between 1967 and 1972, the Bureau said. $43.7 billion in 1972 while revenue totaled $42.1 billion. The spending figure represents a 7E ser cent increase over 1967 and ;he revenue total was up 75 per cent. Municipal government counted for more than 33 per cent of the revenue raised anc spent by local government in the U.S. It also accounts for and gross receipts taxes, 11.1 per cent from income and pay- ·oll taxes; and 5,2 per cent from licenses and other taxes. Education, police protection, sanitation, public welfare, highways and fire protection are the major areas of municipal spending, in that order. FOREIGN NEWSMEN -More than 1,170 foreign correspondents are living in the U.S. and reporting to over 70 countries about lite in America. They represent some 660 newspapers, magazines, photo and wire services and television and radio stations, according to the U.S. Information Agency which assists foreign newsmen. Great Britain. West Germany and Japan have the most correspondests in the U.S., in that order. New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Chicago are the most popular home bases for foreign correspondents. WOMEN'S LIB -- The over 40 per cent, of the in- women's lib movement, with its of local govern- emphasis on independence for . per cent of the debtedness ments. About 06 . . American .people live in areas served by such municipal ;overnments as cities, villages, jorOughts and towns. Townships and counties are not .included in the Census Bureau's definition of municipality. Municipalities got 31 per cent of their revenue from property taxes, 11 per cent from general sales and gross receipts taxes, 7.7 per cent from selective sales Ho Hum Even big cats blow t h e i r cool during Hie dog days of August. With the weather hot and humid, Fred Willie, » lion at a game preserve near Atlanta, gives passershy a hig yawn rather than a snarl. (AP Wirephoto) Indictment Cites Bookmakers For Consulting Team Physician · : NEW YORK (AP) -- An in- "'dictment charging Uyo reputed "bookmakers with involvement -'in a 526 million-a-year gain" bling operation says they con- Vincent's Hospital here. Named in the indictment are Thomas Musto, 64, and Michael Astarita, 47, whom officials said were arrested previously ferred with a doctor working on gambling charges. Muslo . for the New York Giants pro was described as a soldier in football team to get detailed in- ··· formation on player injuries. · · The doctor, Anthony Pisarii, ^'ls not accused of any crime in --'the indictment. Pisani resigned the crime family of the late Vito Genovese. They were charged with one count of criminal conspiracy and' 39 counts of gambling. ' the post of orthopedic surgeon j Both men pleaded innocent and to the Giants last month.after|were released on their own rec- 10 years with the National ognizance by State Supreme Football League. He is now'. Court Justice Irving Lang for a .': chief orthopedic surgeon at St. County Procedures Workshop Planned Four Washington County employes will be among some 60 employes from a nine-county area attending an all-day workshop Thursday on budgetary procedures for counties. The workshop, expected icaring on Sept. 23. If inside information on play- r injuries were provided, it ould aid gamblers in predicting the outcome of games about to be played. NFL policy prohibits any as- ociation with gamblers, bookmakers or members of organ- zed crime. It has rules which require public listing of injuries, classi- "ying players as "out," "doubt- to begin at 3:30 a.m. at the Fayettevile Holiday Inn, is sponsored by the Community Affairs Department of the As- lociation of Arkansas Counties. Included will be instruction in budget preparation, appropriation of funds, purchasing, claims against county accounts end the interacting functions of various offices in financial management of county funds. The group will also be brought up to date on the new minimum bookkeeping systems for counties. The workshop is the second pf 12 regional one-day sessions. Contest Name Changed NEW YORK (AP) - Af'er nine years, the name of the an mial "Bellman of the Year' contest has been clanged to the "Bellman-Bellwoman of the ·Year," Jt was announced bj PauJ R. Handlery, president o the American Hotel.and Mote . Assn. the fair sex, is obviously haying an impact on American society, according to Census Bureau iigures. The Bureau has found that the number of women classified as "head of household" jumped from 5.6 million to 6.6 million between 1970 and 1973. That is · as big an increase as took place I during all of tha 1960s.. Reasons for the big jump include more women postponing marriage or deciding to remain single and an ability of women to get better paying jobs in a wider choice of fields than before. The average female head of household in the · 1970s is less likely to be widowed, more likely to be divorced or sepa rated and is younger than her 1960s sister. In 1960, only about 10 per cent of women family heads were under 30 whereas by 1973 the percentage had climbed to almost 20. Females headed 9.6 p e r cent of all white families in 1973, up from 9.1 per cent in 1970. Among blacks, the propor- ions were 35 per cent in 1973 and 28 per cent in 1970. Among 'amilies of Spanish origin, the woportion held steady at. about 17 per cent. HIGH WATER -- For only the third time in the 20th Cen- :ury, the Great Lakes are now $45,000 Damage Suit Filed In Death Of Woman A $45,000 damage suit in connection with a May 20 fatal accident was filed Monday in W a s h i n g t o n Circuit Court. Named as defendant in the suit Melvin J. Stark, 23, of Rogers. The suit was filed by Bonnie Rogers and Pauline Johnson on ehalf of the estate of Miss Paula. Marie Barker and as individuals. Miss Barker, 19, of .653 Broadview Drive, died as a result of injuries received in the accident. The- suit claims that Stark was negligent in that he failed to keep a proper lookout for structures along the road; fail- eral costs, mental anguish and cle; drove at an excessive rate of speed and was under the in- iluence of intoxicants at the time of the accident. The $45,000 settlement being sought is in the form of compensatory and puntitive damages for medical expenses, funeral costs, mental anguis hand grief. The accident occurred at 10:17 p.m. on May 20 and Miss Barker died about three hours later at Washington RegionalMedical Center. Fayetteville police said that Stark-lost control of his car on a slight curve at the intersection of Old Wire Road and Hwy. 265 and it overturned, strikirrg a bridge. Two other persons in addition o Stark, were injured -- Susan leath, 16, of 716 S. College Ave. ind Kathryn Struebing, 19, of 653 Broadview Drive. A suit was previously filed gainst Stark in Washington Circuit Court by Carol Heath m behalf of Susan Heath. That uit asks $60,000 damages. well into their third consecutive season of abnormally higl water levels and scientists see no immediate end in sight. Rain and snow have been 1 inches above normal since 196 in the lake region and evapora lion has been below normal dui to adverse weather conditions. The Great Lakes, which are the largest in the world, hav relative small outlets which hamper runoff to the sea. Lost Fight DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -While it may be 1 a cliche to say you can't fight city hall. Johi Jay ,Hubbard must know it' true. Two weeks ago, Hubbard, 39 resigned as city clerk in clash with the mayor over th firing of an employe in th clerk's office. The mayor blocked the resig nation by keeping the matte off the city council's agenda. "He does carry a big stick said Hiibbard of the mayor who also happens to be his fa . h e r - , Orville. "Sometime that's hard to swallow." But he added, "I think we'v lad a requiem...We have ne 1 respect for each other." Warrants Issued For Alleged Telephone Abuse LITTLE ROCK (AP) -Three misdemeanor warrants vere issued' Tuesday by the rosecutor's office here over he alleged abusive use of a elcphone by a Memphis, collec- ion agency in calls to a Little Rock woman. Deputy Pros. Ally. John W Hall Jr. said he prepared war rants against Regional Adjust mcnl Bureau Inc., and an em ploye of the bureau, J, V. Sigh 'or allegedly violating the Ar tansas statute which prohibits the use of abusive telephone calls. Hall said Mrs. Billy Eilzhugh complained that she had re ceived repeated abusive call: during the past three .week over an alleged debt of $129 by a Minnesota company. Mrs. Fitzhugh had paid thi debt directly to the MirmesoU company after the hill had bee turned over to the collectio agency Hall said. Hall also issued - a warran against the Regional Adjusi merit Bureau for simulating legal process. He said tha charge stemmed from a. fina notice statement the collectio company sent Mrs. Filbhugh o July 31. The notice, according to Hal had threatened suit agains Mrs. Fitzhugh if. the debt wa not paid. Noniiwest Arkansas 'liAiiti, Wed., Aug. 21, IW4 fAYETTEVrLLE, ARKANSAS 23 State Reaction To Rockefeller Favorable By The Associated Press Reaction to Nelson Rockefel- er's nomination as vice president was generally favorable oilay from both Arkansas Democrats and Republicans. Ken Coon of Comvay, the R- publican candidate for govor- lor, said he was pleased with be selection of Rockefeller. 3avid Pryor of Little Rock, the Democratic gubernatorial can didule, said lie felt Rockefeller was a good choice. · "I feel that he will work well with the President,' the Cop gress and the people," said Pryor. "1 feel he can serve the coun ;ry well because as governor ol New York he was on the re. ceiving end of many federa programs that simply didn'l work," Coon said. "With this first-hand knowledge and as vice president he can begin to solve many of the individua state's problems." Sen, John L. McClellan, D Ark., a member of the Senat Judiciary Committee, said he believed there would be a sub stantial inquiry before Rock efeller is confirmed. "Not ; long one; not a prolonged one. don't anticipate anything lik that. It took a couple of month for Ford to get confirmed a vice president). I think it prob ably Will take 30 days, maybe, been aid. rator vorld or Rockefeller, assuming cv- rytbing goes well." Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark.. aid iccn ho and Rockefeller friends since 1017. had '0m 1 clationsbip since that lime has a very close Mills "He is an able adminis- knmvn throughout and can be of I he trc- ncndous assistance to Presi- Jcnt Ford and the nation." Hep. John Paul Ham- nerschmidt, H-Ark., said he iad known and respected Rockefeller for many years and 'feel especially close to because of my warm friendship and closer association with former Arkansas Gov. Withrop Rockefeller. "While I recommended to President Ford past U.N. Am bassador and my former House colleague George Bush, I have staled all along that Nclsoi Rockefeller was ceptable second a hlghly-ac choice. I believe the people of the country will feel comfortable to have a man of Rockefeller's experience in government serving in this highly-critical position only a heartbeat away from the p r e s i d e n c y , ' ' said Ilam- mcrsclmiidl. Rep. Bill Alexander, D-Ark., called Rockefeller a distinguished public servant international recognition and a Ifclong association with ope of lie world's largest multinational oil companies. "Before passing judgment on Ills confirmation, I owe it to my constituents to discover his for solving the current energy crisis with particular emphasis on the role of goverri- petroleum products," said Alexander. · Caldwell of Rogers, chairman of the state Republican party, said Rockefeller would add a "great balance to tiie Ford administration." Caldwell said he worked all last week calling people in the south on behalf of Rockefeller. Winthrop Paul Rockefeller, son of the late Arkansas governor, said his uncle's nomination "excites me; not only personally, but particularly in what the joint leadership experience and potential of these two men may do for our nation." ' "Nelson 'Rockefeller knows America and the people- know him. For a man being selected without the benefit of a popular vote, this must be considered an asset. ' "As the President has told the nation, we have much iiard work ahead," Winlhrop Paul Rockefeller said. "1 hope that my fellow Arkansans will join with me in giving our fullest support to these two men." ul, "questionable, 1 sible" and "probable." pps- A spokesman in the office of NFL zelle Commissioner Pete Ro said the NFL's Security Division was investigating. The indictment says the gam biers "agreed to confer on a regular basis" with Pisani about the "extent and exact nature of injuries", to several Giant players and refers to several ' telephone conversations said to have been held between the gamblers and the doctor. Perry Signs NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Squires of the American Basketball Assocation an nounced the signing of 6-foot-IO Aulcie Perry. Perry, 24, played at Belknap College in Center Harbor, N.H. traded wide receiver Al Barnes to the Denver Broncos for run ning back Jimmy Jones. Jones, 24, a product of UCLA was in the Denver c?mp as i free a'gent. Barnes, 25, is * four-year veteran of Nationu Football League play. PIPE SMOKER ROBS BANK LULA, Miss. (AP) -- A pipes- moking bandit who made his getaway in a red Volkswagen apparently slipped across the \rkansas line after robbing a Mississippi Delta bank, author- ties said. 'We've pulled in our roadblocks. He apparently crossed the river," a highway patrolman said several hours after :he holdup Tuesday at the Lula branch of the Bank of Clarksdale. FBI agents said the robber, described as "very calm," entered the bank, displayed a pis to! and ordered the manager to fill a black briefcase with mon ey. The man, 30 to 35 years old then' hopped into his car anc drove toward the Mississipp River and nearby Arkansas puffing on his pipe as he went. Authorities would not revea the amount of money that wa: taken. The TIMES It On Top of Th* News Seven Days a Week! i OFJSALES Now! 3 Convenient Ways To * we're introducing Maiter Charge and Bank American! ·a our customers in the State of Arkansas for one big reaeon: Convenience! Yes, now you can say "Charge It" three ways. These two popular credit cards plus your DiHard's credit card will give you the trouble free shopping -that we think you deierve. 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