Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 27, 1974 · Page 1
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INSIDE- Edilorlal . . . . - . . . - . ^ For women . . . . . . . . T . . . . . . . . . 5 Sports ...... .-.-. v 9-10 Entertainment ..-.-.- .-... 11 Classified ....V..-.-.-.-T...... 13-15 115lh YEAR--NUMBER 74 The Public Interest Is The First Concern OF This Newspaper FAYETTEV1L1.E, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 27, 1974 LOCAL FOREC^.ST- Showcrg and thunderstorms IN kcly tonight. Continued cloudy and warm with a chanco ot showers Wednesday. Low tonight near 70: high Wednesday in the upper 80s; sunset today 7;52; sunrise Wednesday 6:45. Weather map on page 7. PAGES-TEN CENTS Fayetteviile Scheduled For $853,000 Under New Law By Richard J. Maloy TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Fayetteviile will receive $853,000 in federal funds this fiscal year under the new Community Development Bill signed last week by President Ford. During the next six years, the city will get a total of $4.5 million in community development funds. Fayetleville is also authorized to receive 5853,000 during both the 1976 and 1977 fiscal years. | during later years of the prp-lin the SMA, or to the county In the 1978 fiscal year its allot--gram. But an extra amount in government. --- 1 ...:n i._ .T,IC r,nn T_ ,: -- ' 'discretionary" money is allo-l The funds are provided under cated the F ay ettevi lie-Spring- a formula approved by dale Standard Melropolitan)Congress which takes into Area each year under the new! a c c o u n t population, over- ment will be $745,000. In fiscal 1979 it will be $038,000 a n d ' i n fiscal 1980 the city will get $530,000. Springdale is in line for $770,000 in community development funds this fiscal year under the new bill, and a total of $3.6 million during the next six years. B o t h Fayetteviile. and Springdale get'. automatic allocations of decreasing size bill. This discretionary bon amounts to $6.3 million during nus] of p ringl In crowded housing and the level programs operated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Amounts authorized for hull: dreds of local communities were contained in a computer poverty in a community. addition, a special " h o l d . , the six year program. It must! harmless" provision provides be spent in the SMA, and will, that during the first three years be. doled out by officials of the [a locality will get af least .as Department Urban Dev by of irint-out made public by HUD. However, HUD" officials cautioned that the allocations are based on the assumption that smaller amount, or if the White House impounds some of the funds, the amounts paid to local communities would pondingly reduced. be corres- T h e n e w C o m m u n i t y Development Bill sweeps away Under the new setup, communities will no longer have to file applications for individual projects. Instead they will decide themselves how they want to spend the money, file one overall application each year, seven former catagorical grant-1 and automatically get the U.S. in-aid HUD programs such as'cash for community develop- u r b a n , renewal, neighborhood]ment use. Congress will actually appropri-(development, model cities a n d ] Unlike the general revenue mt of Housing and m u_c.h;^.; federal,.,. .comnjunity aull ivelopment. It can»go development money as Wt it hadlnexl ate.. all of the. $8.4 billion authorized under the bill for the :t three years." to the cities, to smaller towns'been receiving under former' If Congress appropriates a water-sewer grants and replaces them with a single "block grant" revenue sharing type approach. sharing program, which permits federal funds to be used for virtually any local purpose, the new "block grants" must be spent for certain specified purposes. These include such things as acquiring rundown property for redevelopment, construction ot public facilities, code enforcement, slum clearance, and the like. If Congress, as expected, appropriates the funds and they; are not impounded by President Ford, the first block grant checks under the new prograrn, will be sent to localities in January 1975. One Gunman Killed Others Captured Increased -Crime Rate Dismaying; Saxbe Asserts Derailment Blocks The Line A south-bound Frisco freight (rain derailed early today while passing through the railroad yards on West Dickson Street. Marks on old brick passenger platform show path of the derailment. Damage was slight, but the accident blocked the main line and stacked up other freights in the yards, long unused to more than occasional boxcars. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Only Eight Hours After Death Charles Lindbergh Buried In Beloved Hawaii HANA, Hawaii CAP) -Charles A. Lindbergh, who sparked worldwide excitement with his "Lone Eagle" flight from New York to Paris in 1927, has been buried in a small, seaside graveyard less than eight hours after his death. The only family members present on Monday when the 72-year-old aviation hero was buried beside the nondenomina t i o n a 1 Kipahulu Hawaiian Church were his widow, Anne, and one of the five Lindberg children, Land. The other four living children of the man who flew out of obscurity with an epic solo crossing of the Atlantic in a single engined plane were too far away to fly to Hawaii in time for the service. The eulogy -- part of which Lindbergh had written himseU -- was delivered by a young Protestant minister, the Rev John Tincher. OWN EULOGY L i n d b e r g h penned these words: "We commit the body of Gen . oral Charles A. Lindbergh to its final resting place, but his spir it we commend to Almighty God. knowing that death is 'out a new adventure in existence and remembering -how Jesus said upon the Cross, "Father into Thy hands I commend m; spirit." At his own request, Lind I'oergh was buried in a khak shirt and dark cotton trousers His casket of eucalyptus wooc was built by cowboys frorr nearby ranches. "The Lone Eagle planned hi final trip as much as In planned his Atlantic trip o anything else he ever did in hi life," said Dr. Milton Howell, longtime friend. Howell said Lindbergh died o cancer of the lymphatic sys tern. The pioneer aviator Iia spent the last eight days i: Hawaii after a month - Ion. ,ay in New York's Columbia- Tesbyterian Hospital. "When he knew he could not ecover, Mr. Lindbergh re- uested that he be taken here rom Columbia so he could die. He had made · his vacation home here for many years and wanted to die here," Howell said. In addition to his widow and Land, Lindbergh is survived by sons Jon of Washington state (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) NEWS BRIEFS Motorcycle Stolen David Laubaugh, 2075 S. ,chool Ave., told Fayetteviile )olice that his 1973 Suzuki mo- orcycle had been stolen f r o m front of his home Monday. The motorcycle is described as tlue with black fenders with a 85 cc engine. The serial num- icr is TS185-72506 and the engine number is TS185-73205. Trial Scheduled A 35-year-old Springdale man s to stand trial Nov. 8 in Washington Circuit Court on charges of assault with intent to kill. Michael Juan (Jack) Bowerman of 2108 Cottonwood is charged in the shooting of Jim Baker, of Route 10 at a Fayetle ville bar Saturday. ' Bowerman pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Monday afternoon. He is currently free on $10,000 bond. Judge Blunders CINCINNATI, Ohio CAP) Judge Robert Wood declared a mistrial after he fell asleep during a rape trial. "Judges are human," the Hamilton County Commoi Pleas Court jurist acknowledg ed on Monday after the defense attorney moved for a mistrial He said he granted the motion to "avoid any possibility of in fluencing the jury." Bonk Hearing Set LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Banking Board will hold a hearing Oct. 1 and 2 on an ap ilication by the Bank of Elkins o move to Fayetteviile. The hearing will begin at 9 .m. each day in the state Highway Department's audito rium. The board rejected an earlier jpplicalion by the Bank of El tins to move to Fayetteviile. The board also has scheduled a hearing for Oct. 15 on a pro josed revision of its own proce dures. The time and place fo .he hearing have not be nde .ermined. German Bank Fails BERLIN (AP) -- The fourtl West German bank failure i two months was reported to day. The federal supervisory olfic for credit in Berlin said it ha withdrawn the license of th Frankfurt Trade Bank, a sma b3nk in Frankfurt, because recent stockholders' meetin and the institution's last annua report established that it coul not meet its obligations. The bank had a balance shee total of -- $5.38 million -- an capital equivalent to $538,00f the office said. CHICAGO (AP) -- Atty. Gen. illiam B. Saxbe said today at crime in the United States ose 6 per cent in 1973 and ailed the' upward trend harsh, bitter and dismaying." The nation, he said, "is in eep trouble in its effort to re- uce crime." Saxbe's remarks were in a peech prepared for a confer- nce of big-city police chiefs. "We can now preceive with hocking clarity'that we have uttered a Severe setback" in he fight to curb crime, Saxbe aid. He noted that the FBI Uni- orm Crime Reports showed hat the number of crimes re- orted to police declined 4 per cent in 1972, the first drop in 17 'ears. According to the FBI figures, he crime rate held steady for he first nine months of 1973 hen soared in the last quarter o 16 pen cent more than in the omparable period of 1972. The FBI figures s h o w e d a 15 per ent increase for the first three months of 1974. RATES REFLECTED The FBI statistics reflect the lumber of crimes · reported to itate and local police in seven categories -- murder, rape, as' ault, robbery, burglary, larce ny and.motor vehicle theft. The full-year report for 1973 s due for release Sept. 6 Saxbe said those figures "wil show that crime actually in creased during 1973 by 6 pe: cent, not the 5 per cent tha vas earlier predicted." "The fact is that for at leas a brief period, we have lost ou initiative and are back on the defensive," he told the police chiefs. The attorney g e n e r a l ex pressed disappointment in t h e performance of a Justice De partment agency, the Law En forcement Assistance Adminis tration. Noting that LEAA has spen $3.2 billion on crime-fightin. programs over the p a s t si: years, he said the agency onl r e c e n t l y set up a com prehensive way of measurin the effectiveness of its spending Saxme remarked that LEA/ soon will get its fifth adminis trator in six y e a r s and said "such turnover hardly nances efficiency.-" · Saxbe said that poverty, th diminishing influence of sue institutions as the church an the family, and the high unen ployment among urban youn people of racial minorities co tribute to crime. Saxbe spoke on the opening day of a two-day session of police chiefs from 31 metropolitan reas. The group, known as the ajor Cities Chief Adminis- ators 1 Conference, was con ened at the request of FBI Di 2ctor Clarence M. Kelley. Alarmed by the crime rate .crease, Saxbe and Kelley qui- ;ly arranged the session after .e atforney general abandoned ,s preliminary plan for a .uch larger conference in 'ashington. Tour Of China To Be Headed ByFulbright WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. , W. Fulbright, D-Ark., will ead a bipartisan congressional elegation on a two-week visit o China, the White House an- ounced Monday. Jerald F. terHorst, the White louse press secretary, said the rip was arranged during Sec- etary of State Henry Kissinger's visit to Peking in Novem- ier. A spokesman for Fulbright, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the enalor could not accept an invitation last fall to visit the country. "He is happy to have this opportunity to visit China," the ipokesman said, "because he believes relations between America and: that country are very important." The White House could not supply information on the itinerary of the group, explaining that it was arranged by the hinese. "They don't normally inform these groups until they're on the ground," a member of the National Security Council's staff said. He added, though, that the delegation had been asked to meet with top officials of the Chinese government. Rep. Peter Frelinghuysen, R N.J., is to be deputy chief ol the delegation, which will in elude Sens. Hubert H. Humph rey, D-MInn., and Hiram Fong R-Hawaii, and Reps. Clemen Z a b 1 q c k i , D-Wis., William Broomfield, R-Mich., and Bar bara Jordan, D-Tex. The group is to leave Mon day. In The Near Future Airport Study Approval Seen Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval of a study for a third attempt at a Northwest Arkansas regional airport is expected within the next several weeks. Two previous attempts al a regional airport failed when voters rejected the proposals. The study expected to be authorized by Ihe FAA was explained briefly lo members of Th« Fayetlevilli! C h a m b e r of Commerce at a luncheon meeting Monday by Carl Yates of the consulting engineering firm McGoodwin, W i l l i a m s a n d Yates, which will work jointly with McClelland Consulting Engineers on the study. Yates explained that the study will encompass five separate categories--the area's airport needs, site selection, airport plans, cost estimates and methods of financing and pu blie information. He also said that the federal! government will now participate in such a project, provided the total plans are approved, to the tune of 75 percent, as opposed to the 50 per cent participation that was the c a s e when the two previous attempts were made. One of the largest considerations that must be made during the study, Yates said, is environmental impact, including the noisa aspect. He pointed out that m u c h time and consideration will be required on noise problems and that consideration of a possible airport site will have to based partly on the noise factor. After FAA approval, Yates said, the study will take about nine months, or until about May of 1975. If the study determines that a regional airport is needed, volers will probably be asked again to approve the project. Rains Back In Forecast By TH'tl ASSOCIATED PRESS Keep the umbrellas handy. Rain is expected to contimn in Arkansas through Wednes day. The National Weather Service forecast is calling for occasion al showers and a few thunder storms through Wednesday Mostly cloudy skies and contin ued warm temperatures ar also predicted. The Weather Service sail there is a 60 per cent chance o rain today in the northwest cor ner of the slate and a 40 pe cent chance in the remainder o the state. The precipilatio probability for the entire stal tonight is 60 per cent. BLOODY END OF A (AP Wircphoto) MANHUNT . . police gather around Mangum's body as they await arrival oj coroner BULLETIN ALMA -- Four persons arc known dead in the crash of a twin-engine plane three and a half miles north of here this morning. Capt. Damon Wilson o£ the State Police said the crash occurred on a county road near the Gregory Cemetery. Wilson said officials of the Federal Aviation Administration have been notified and that they are enroute from Dallas and Little Rock. Wilson was notified of the 10 a.m. crash by residents of the area who saw the plane go clown. The identities of the dead have not yet been established, Wilson said, and authorities are trying to de- lermine the identity of the owner of the plane. It has not been determined where the plane's flight originated or to where it was going. First reports received at the TIMES indicated that two persons had died in the crash, but that figure was later revised by Capt. Wilson, who said that members of the State Police are still searching the crash area for more possible victims. Gunfire Ends Murder Tour By Killers STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (AP) --- "The dogs barked. We threw the light at them and we saw the silhouettes. We hollered for them to stop. They did not and then started running and we started firing." That's how Jim Ellmore, a Mineral Wells policeman, described the cornering Monday night of three escaped convicts who had terrorized the ranch country of central and west Texas for four days. One of the three convicts, Richard Mangum, 22, was killed in the gunfire as law enforcement officers moved in to end the bloody rampage that had left two dead and live wounded and had chased frightened residents from their homes. Jerry Ulmer, 22, a convicted murderer, and Dalton Williams, 29, the third escapee, were arrested. Police said the convicts did not return the hail of gunfire. Mangum was shot in the face, arms and body, police said. They said Ulmer sprained his ankle as officers arrested the pair. An ambulance driver said that Ulmer was taken to the Stephenyille police station, where ho joined Williams. FLEE PRISON The three escaped from t h e Colorado State Prison at Canoii City last Thursday. They headed at once across New Mexico and into Texas to seek revenge against persons who had teslU ied to send them to prison. Those killed in Texas had tes- ified against two of the convicts at separate trials. Officers the convicts had men- ioned the victims to other inmates as objects of revenge he- ore escaping from Canon City. The victims were Rotari rancher-farmer T.L. Baker, 65, yho had testified against Wiliams in a robbery case, and Mrs. Fay Otf, a resident of a community near here, who had ·estified against Ulmer. They ivere shot Saturday at their lomes. Erath County Dist. Atty. Bob Glasgow said Ulmer and Wiliams would be charged with murdering Mrs. Ott. He said other charges would be filed later. Two girls they kidnaped in New Mexico were raped and released in Texas. The five others were wounded by the convicts as they stole cars and fired indiscriminately at groups of people while being chased up and down farm roads. Authorities mounted a massive manhunt in the rugged ranchland for (he three, but the convicts eluded the nearly 200 pursuing officers for two days. Monday morning, a policeman spotted them through binoculars as they walked along a creek. Preliminary Figures Indicate; Enrollment Up Slightly In Fayetteviile Schools Enrollment in Fayetteviile schools was up by 55 when 5,622 students registered Monday, the first day of the 1974-75 term. Some 5,567 student registered at the same lime last year. The gain in the secondary education level offset the loss in the elementary and kindergarten level. Last year, including 301 kindergarten students, elementary registration in the eight schools was 2,937 and this year it was 2,882 with no breakdown on kin dcrgarten students. The largest increase occurred at Root School, with 502 students registering this year compared to 467 last year. The breakdown of the other elementary schools, compared to 1973 was Ashell, 426 to 413; Bates 391 to 357; Butterfield, 433 to 367; Jefferson, 285 to 254; Happy Hollow, 305 to 275; Leverett 267 to 260; Washington 269 to 2-13. The 1974 figures include kindergarten students but the 1973 figures do not. There were 1,406 students registered at the two junior high schools Monday. This figure vvs 1,363 in 1963. There were 719 students at Woodland and 696 at Ramay compared to last vear when 711 registered the "irst day at Woodland and 651 at Ramay. East Campus of Fayetteviile High School 'gained 24 students with registration of 1,049 compared to 1,025 last year. West Campus also registered a gain with 269 students compared to 243 in 19C3. There wove 16 student registered at the U p t o w n School. There was no down of registration at Uptown School last year.-

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