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I Editorial .-.-. 4 For Women ti....;... 7 Sports , 1547 Amusements , 22 Comics ,.,..,... E ... 23 Classified ...»..; 2G-28 115th YEAR--NUMBER 75 Jlortirjtoesit The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 28, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- I Considerable cloudiness tonight with showers and thunderstorms likely. Thursday mostly cloudy and warm. Precipitation Tuesday 1.64 Inches; low tonight upper 60s; high Thursday low 80s; sunset today 7:50! sunrise Thursday 6:40. Weather map on page 3.- PAGES-TEN CENTS On Flight From foM Smith Crash Kills 4 City Men Four Fayetteville business-Lane; Roy Eugene Hopkins. 33,' men died Tuesday when their -'"""-··- ---«-··-- «.·--·.._.··:.. twin-engine plane crashed at-the edge of a county road about three miles north of Alma in Crawford County. State Police identified the victims as pilot Dayton Stralton, 42, of Dinsmore Drive; Gregory Brill Jeko, 27, of 1132 Paradise --TIMES?hoto by Ken Good WITNESS ED THOMAS .. .says plane was 'jotting apart' before it struck near his home Authorities Returning Collins To Face Charges In Slaying Karl Albert Collins, accused in the murder of John W. Welch, 74, of Springdale, is enroute to Fayetteville from Somerville, Tenn,, after bein'g released by authorities there to Sgt, Quimby Johnson of the Arkansas Slate Police Tuesday afternoon. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office in Somerville said that Collins waived extradition Tuesday in an appearance . before Judge Charles Key of the General Sessions Court in Somerville.' Charges of capital felony murder were filed .in Washington Circuit Court Aug. 14 against Collins after Welch was discovered dead in his home the afternoon of Aug. 13. The dead man's wife, Mrs. Gertrude Welch, 77, survived a severe beating and identified Collins as the man who beat her and shot her husband. Mrs. Welch had written "Carl killed us" in her own blood on the kitchen floor of the couple's farm home on the Blue Springs Road where the slaying occurred. KIDNAP ATTEMPT Fayette County officials said Collins was arrested on the Somerville exit of Interstate 40 after he reportedly kidnaped a motorist who had given him a ride. They said Collins had a knife and an icepick in his possession at the time of his arrest, bul that the motorist had managed to take his pistol away. He offered no resistance when captured. Collins may also face kid- naping charges in Madison County, Tenn., where the inci dent occurred. Collins was released from the slale prison only three months before Welch's murder. He hac been serving time on an arinec robbery charge from Clarks - ville. Police records also shov that Collins served six year. in the slate training school fo '. shooting and killing his grand " mother when he was 12 years old. Mrs. Welch told police tha Collins had been working fo · the couple at their farm building a barn. The coupli also own a home in Sprinrgdale. Police believe thai after tin slaying Collins took the couple' pickup and a shotgun (believei · to be the murder weapon) #m fled the scene. The pickup wa found near Marble in Madiso County along with a section o shotgun barrel, apparentl sawed from Ihe murder wea - pon. A car was reported stole : from Marble, about a mile Iron - w h e r e t h e pickup w a . recovered. The car was foun the next morning on a parkin t in North Little Rock. A awed-off shotgun was found in ic vehicle. After his return, Collins will e arraigned in Washington Cir- uit Court and his trial date et. by Judge Maupin Cum niirgs. BOND ISSUE OKAYED BY HEAVY MARGIN By a margin of almost 1! to 1, Fayetteville voter; approved a $2 million bone issue Tuesday to finance major expansion of the Bald win Piano and Organ plant The Act 9 issue was approvec on a vote of 807 to 63, will extremely light voter turnout Bonds of up to $2 millio will now be sold on an a needed basis to finance 100,000 square foot expansio of the plant on Beachwoo Avenue. The plant current! has a 160,000 square foo structure and employs abou 600 persons. The expansion will enabl Baldwin to increase produclio of organs and parts by abou 25 per cent. Employment wi also be increased when th addition is completed. The bond issue was the firs of its kind to be voted in Fayetteville. More tha $875 million in Act. 9 bond have been approved statewid since enabling legislation wa passed in 1960. Arms Embargo Ends PARIS (AP) -- The Frenc Jovernment today lifted a se en-year-old embargo on arm sales to Israel and some Ara countries, a Cabinet spokesma announced. Weapons sales to these cou Lries "could henceforth be a thorizcd after a case-by-ca study," spokesman Andre Ros said. The change in policy wa prompted when it was reveali earlier this month that Lib; had loaned French-built jets Egypt for last year's Octob war with Israel. Besides Israel, the einbar affected Egypt, Syria and Jo dan. Libya violated the claus of ils arms accord with Fran and thereby made the Fren embargo policy irrelevant. Hall Third In Bid For Nomination By The Associated Press Conservationist Jay Hamond, a former state Senate resident known for his poetry, on the Republuican gubernato- al nomination in Alaska Tues- ay, defeating a field of four indidates which included for- er Interior Secretary Walter Hickel. Hammond will face In- nnbenl William A. Egan, a emocrat who won renomina- on easily in a primary that Iso saw Alaskans vote over- helmingly to move their state apital from Juneau to a more entral location. In Oklahoma, where primary otes were also cast on Tues- ay, House Speaker Carl Albert ailed down his 15th con- ecutive term in Congress, and jov. David Hall's try for re- omination ended in failure. Oklahomans also apparently ejected a controversial propos- 1 to legalize parimutuel being on horse races by county ptioti. Albert won easily over two democratic rivals in the 3rd iongressional District In s eek- ng renomination to the House, and he has no Republican opposition in. the November general election. HALL RUNS THIRD Hall, whose campaign suf- ered from a scandal Involving kickbacks on state contracts, an a poor third behind state »en. David Boren and Rep. ;iem McSpadden, who gave up 'lis 2nd Congressional District ;eat to try for the governor- ihip. With 2,484 of 3,040 precincts counted, Boren had 184,821 ·otes, or 37 per cent, to 184,713, a l s o 37 per cent, for McSpadden. Hall trailed with 30,325, or 26 per cent. If the margin holds, Boren, a ormer Rhodes scholar, and tfcSpadden will face off for the Democratic nomination in · a Sept. 17 runoff, which is necessary under state law unless one primary candidate receives SC er cent or more of the total vote. On the Republican side, state Sen. Jim Inhofe advanced to the November general election ly whipping former stale Sen. Denzi] Garrison. Sen. Henry L. Bellmon easily .urned aside a challenge by Warner Hornbeck for the Re- pubican nomination to the Senate. Former Rep. Ed Edmondson led a six-man race for the Democratic nomination. were' returning- from of _; Cliffside Trailer--Park; and TCl»ln^ - nr^n«« Tj~uii.~ TVj Lfr Field, took off for Fort Smith business-.trip'to Fort Smilh. occurred in;one engine./ Offcials of the Federal Avai- There.was no-immediate finding on'the cause of the crash. lion Administration were called when it crashed minutes away All fout 1 men were contraclors The Becchcraft B-50 had lo the scene shortly after the from the Fort Smith airport. involved in construction of new portions-of-one wing and the thunderstorms in tail-assembly before it crashed hangers at t ayetteville's Drake [he area at the tune but it was Field and in other projects in not known whether Ihcy figured the Fayetlelville area. At the pected to launch a full probe time of the 10 a.m. crash they The wreckage did based at Drake liminary findings indicated that . ,_ ,,__, ,.-_.·,u ne j t | lcr engine was running when the plane struck. Witnesses told, police that tha plane appeared to be "falling apart" before the crash and at the last second plunged almost straight downward. There was speculation that the aircraft may have struck a tree or other obstruction while still airborne. The crash site is near several rural homes. Police said children were playing in the area, but that none were injured. The four victims apparenlly died in- slanlly. Wreckage was scattered over a wide area. A wheel and portions of the landing gear were found about 150 feet from the crash site and parts of a wing fell into a chicken yard about 101) yards away. Trellon Ball, a Crawford County deputy sheriff, said tha plane was upside dawn and a tow truck was required to right the wreckage so bodies of tha four men could be removed. EYEWITNESSES Ed Thomas said he was standing in the yard of his home when he heard noises that sounded like explosions. He said he looked up, saw the plana "coming apart," and ran into the house to get his wife. By the time they got outside, lha plane had crashed at the intersection of his driveway and tha county road. A second eye-witness, D. E. Livingston, who lives about 300 feet from where the plans struck, said he saw the Beech- craft in the air but did not see the actual crash. Like Thomas, Livingston said the craft was coming apart before it hit. "I was out in Ihe front yard by the fence when I heard a .loud bang, like a sonic boom, nd when I first saw the plane was just coming apart, jvingston said. Mrs Wayland Kuykendall lid she heard a "boom," but all we could see was a white rcak." She said children play- g in the yard heard the plans oming and ran into a carport, Turkey Shuns Red Proposal Search Continues PINE BLUFF, Ark. Ap _ The search for Robert Grubbs, a Cummins Prison Farm escapee ,has been moved to the Hot Springs area, Correction Department officials said Tuesday. Grubbs and two other inmates escaped last week from a prison work site. The two others have been caputred. Grubbs was believed to have been Involved in Ihe Iheft Saturday night of a truck at Sheridan. A van was stolen and recovered Sunday near Hot Springs. Authorities said Grubbs' wife lived near Hot Springs and that he apparently intended to contact her during the escape. (THiIESphoto By Ken Good) ONLY SHATTERED WRECKAGE REMAINS .. .two views of fatal crash, the lower one a closeup of the smashed cabin section, reflect force of plane's fall Police Blast Public Apathy Despite President's Jawboning Railroad Workers Seek Major Wage Hike CHICAGO (AP) Despite President Ford's hopes to jawbone wage and price increases, the United Transportation Union says it will seek wage hikes totaling 35 per cent in fall negotiations. . Al H. Chesser, president of the 250.000-member rail union, told a news conference on Tuesday that the group wants a 20 per cent hike in 1975 and 15 per for (wage- cent more in 1976. "Ford's request price) restraint comes at a time that makes it most difficult," Chesser said. "We've had to live with this inflation." Chesser criticized what he called enormous corporate profits and hikes in consumer prices such .as General Motors' average increase of $416 for 1975 model cars. "If we're going lo hold down on the prices of consumer goods, that's something else," ho said. The United Transportation Union represents railroad operating personnel whose annual salaries range from $10,000 to $15,000. Negotiations on a new conlracl arc lo begin in Washington next month. The current Iwo-year contract expires Dec. 31, ., The Brotherhood of Railway, Airlines Steamship Clerks, Freight Handlers, Express Stalion Employes will seek a similar wage seltlement, Chesser said. The two unions represent most U.S. rail employes. Chesser also said the federal Department of Transportation is not proprcly enforcing railway safety regulations. He warned that unless safety problems are resolved, he would not rule out strike action. He said the two biggest safety problems facing the railroads are bad trackage and faulty tank cars. CHICAGO (AP) -- Police leaders say a major battle in the war on crime may be the fight to overcome public apathy toward solving crimes. "Police are not the beginning and the end," said Detroit Police Chief Philip G. Tannian. "All the public has to share in the burden, but many turn and look the other way." And Police Commissioner Donald D. Pomerleau of Baltimore, Md., said, "Society is on the defensive. In the final analysis, the police can't solve all the problems." Sheriff Peter Pitchess of Los Angeles Counly put it more bluntly. He said "community apathy" poses a significant d i f - ficulty in solving crimes. The three men gave their views on Tuesday after Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe warned a meeting of police, leaders from 25 major metropolitan areas that "there is every possibility that crime will inundate s. "Tho nation would then be faced wilh the prospect of fall ing apart or devising a naliona police force in one final effori to restore domestic order . . It would be a dreadful mistake to slide inch-by-inch towart thr.t chasm...." Saxbe also called (or a crack down on consistent offenders He blamed the Law Enforce menl Assistance Administration f»r inconsistent leadership in battling crime. NEWS BRIEFS Trial Date Set W a l t e r Juarez, 66, of pringdale pleaded not guilty in Vashington Circuit Court Tues- ay to charges of unlawful ondling of a child. A trial date f Oct. .1 was set by Judge Maupin Cummings, who ordered that Juarez be held in ieu of $10,000 bond. Juarez was arrested Saturday night at a motel by Springdale police following an incident in olving a seven-year-old girl. Hurricane Feared MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- A storm system soulhwest of Bermuda developed into the second At- .anlic Iropical storm ot the season today. Forecasters at' the ·Jational Hurricane Cenler here said condilions favor Tropical Slorm Becky becoming the year's first hurricane. The Atlantic hurricane season's second name storm was ocated 225 miles west of Bermuda, the center said. Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles an hour, with gusts up to 75 miles an hour. Forecasts say an increase to hurricane strength, with sus tained winds of 74 miles an hour, is favorable during thi next 24 hours. Weather forecasters sail Becky was moving north-north east at about 12 miles an hour, Weather Outlook More rain is in store for Aransas. The National Wealher Service orecasl calls for considerable loudiness today and tonight vith scattered showers and hunderstorms, most numerous n the northwest half of the tate. The Weather Service said ocally heavy rains are possible oday in the extreme northwest md west central portions. The forecast for Thursday calls for mostly cloudy skies and warm temperatures with scattered showers and thunderstorms continuing over the en- ire stale. Big Beer Bust CHIVENOR, England ( A P ) -- Airmen at Ihe local Royal Air Force base are on a parly- a-night binge to drink all the jeer on the base before it closes next month. "The beer is already ours," said an officer, "if we don't drink it all up, it will be sold into a central fund and someone else will profit from it. "I'm a gin-and-tpnic man normally, but I'm doing my bit for my fellow men." The men refused to say how much remained to be drunk. A sergeant said several of the base's best drinkers have been Iransferred, but he foresees no real problem. [iimiimi By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkey has rejected the Soviet proposal for an 18-nation conference on the future of Cyprus. Meanwhile, the Greek Cypriot government asked for a United Nalions Security Council meeting to discuss the plight of the 200,000 Greek Cypriots reported driven from their homes by the conquest of the northern third of the island. F o r e i g n Minister Turai Gunes told the Soviet ambassador to Turkey that the proposed parley -- which would include ;he 15 members of the Security Council plus Greece, Turkey and Cyprus -- might set a prec edent for unwarranted Security Council interference. It also might prolong negotiations Gunes added. Gunes reiterated his govern ment's position that the futuri of Cyprus must he decided h negotiations between the Greek and Turkish Cypriot commii nities along with Turkey Greece and Britain, the guaran tors of Cypriot independence under the island's 1'JSO inde pendence treaty. In Washington, Turkish Am bassador JJuri Ercn accuse' Moscow of trying to prevent solution to the Cyprus probien and create chaos in Greece. H asserted that Greece also doe not like the Soviet proposal, a though the Greek governmcn has accepted it formally. The Security Council niectin requested by the Cypriot go\ ernment was expected Thur. day. The meeting also will pn vide a platform for Soviet Am bassador Jacob Malik to urg his government's conferenc proposal and for a report fron Secretary-General Kurt Walt heim on his three-day tour o Athens, Nicosia and Ankara. Two Convicts Face Charges STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (AP)' -- Murder charges have been ilcd against two Colorado state jrisori escapees who survived a lail of police bullets after a hree-day crime spree in Texas and New Mexico. .A third convict. Richard Vlangum, 22. of Denver was ·tilled in the fusillade north of his central Texas city on Monday night. Dist. Ally. Bob Glasgow of Erath County said Dalton Richards. 29. Snyder, Tex., and Jerry Ben Ul'mer, 22, ' ' Tex., were charged Garland, with tha murder, of Mrs. Ray Ott, a resident of tlie county. Mrs. Oil was killed on Salur- day. one of two persons officers said were slain by Ihe three escaped convicts as they made heir way through the state hunting down witnesses who testified against Iwp of them. The three convicts escaped from the Colorado prison at Canon City last Thursday. Two Enter Pleas Jimmy David Barr, 22, ot Springdale and William Edward Davidson, 18, of Tontitown pleaded not guilty in Washing- Ion Circuit Court Tuesday lo charges of burglarly and grand larceny. Trial was set for Sept, 17. The two, along with a 16-year- old youth, are charged in th6 theft of foodstuffs from a truck in Springdale Aug. 24. The third youth will be charged in Washington Juvenile Court. Barr and Davidson are being held in the Washington County Jail in lieu of $2,500 each. Race For Springdale Mayor Develops With New Filing SPRINGDALE -- A new- when Park (the present mayor, comer to the political scene, David E. Miller, announced Tuesday his candidacy for mayor of Springdale. Miller. 48, of 2108 McRay Ave., began filing procedures for the November general election at the city clerk's office Tuesday afternoon. In Springdale, candidates for municipal offices ran as independents And are not required lo compete in primary elections. Owner of the 24-Hour-Answering Service here, Miller explained why he is running, "I had thought about it and then Park Phillips) got sick I didn't .hink he'd run again." He said he was encouraged ;o run by several businessmen. Miller said he had no statement or promises about what Ke thought he should do as mayor. He did say he thought the city needed street work and many other tilings that he could not comment on until he was in office and could see what funds are available. "I don't know what I can do until I get in there," he said. To date, only one other person, Dave Adair, 30, has filed for tho post.

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