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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Friday, Aug. 30, 1974 FAVETTCVILLE, ARKANSAS Denny Ledford Fund Grows To wo Approximately $2,300 has flllllllllllllirailllllllllliBlirailllliniffllliraillltllllllin nimrniraniioiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiimirQiB Obituary . .. . died Thursday at his home. Born April 16, 1880 in Forsylh, Mo., Ihe son of Enoch and Mary Daniels Bowermati, he vyas a relired farmer and a Baptist. ..,.,-- n-,,.,,. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. been collected for the Denny Rhoda c , oer Bowerman of the Ledford Fund, sponsored by the lllllllllllllUnH^ GEORGE BOWERMAN and Billy E. of Fayetteville, George W. Bowernian, 94. of James A. of Lincoln and Capt. Route 1 Fivctteville ^i««'i r ***,*! i^ T.^;I^T,^ ^P +i,« n c 30-Day Outlook This is the way the nation's went her shapes up for prccin- ilalion and temperatures over , the next 30 days, according to the National Weather-Service in Washington. (AP Wireplioto Map) Everybody's Business Tom Hendricks, a nine year resident of Fayetteville, is the new co-owner and manager of The Shoe Tree in the Evelyn Hills Shopping Cenler, Hendricks comes to The Shoe Tree with 27 years experience in the retail trade haying managed stores in Texas, Fort Smith, and recently the Boston Slore reading and sketching, safety, shop theory and shop practice. Shop theory and shop practice will involve the use of several machines in these fields: hand tools, lalhes. milling machines, grinding, drilling, simpers.' and planers, saws, and heat treating operations. ' '' " · · Those companies that sent Civilan Club. The fund was established to help the 13-year old youth's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G l e n L e d f o r d p a y medical e x - penses which are expected to be approximately $7,000. Denny underwent heart surgery at Texas Children's Hospital in Houslon earlier Ihis month. He has returned home and is making a satisfactory recovery. This is the second heart surgery for Denny who had his first operation when he was four years old. The results of the drive were announced Wednesday at a noon meeting of the club at Wyatt's Cafeteria, conducted b y j the president, Harold Jones. | Leslie Ilowell, chairman of the fund raising project announced collection boxes placed in business areas at Goshcn, Elkins, Wesley and D.H. Baldwin Co. netted $433. He also reported that $750 was raised at a musical benefit held at Elkins and $150 at a pie supper in the Round Mountain Community. Proceeds from the benefits, plus $1,271, which has been contributed to the f u n d established at the First National Bank brings the total collected to $2;291'. Mrs. Glynda Harriman who has "spearheaded the fund drive sal doriginal estimates of $5,000 for medical and hospital expenses for the 13-year-old youth are insufficient. She said hos- pitalizalion alone will total that amount leaving the expenses of more than $2,000 for surgical fees and other medical costs. Jones urged members to contact friends to make contributions and invited other inler- esled persons to mail checks to the fund at the First National Bank in Fayetteville. J n - o t h e r business members decided not-to accept a proposal to sponsor a horse show in 1975 home: three sons, George N.. Enoch nnd Gene W. all of Fay- etievillc; two daughters, Mrs. Mangus Wright of Fayetteville and Mrs. Springdnlc; Orville Bass of one sister, Mrs. Ruth Spurgon of Rogers; 17 grandchildren and 28 great- grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Siscq Funeral Chapel wilh burial in Joyce Cemetery. VESTAL EILAND Lewis K. Eiland of the U.S. Army in Korea; two daughters, Mrs. Dora Storie of Silverton Tex., and Mrs. Delila Caperton of Rogers; one brother, Doy of San Angelo, Tex., and 20 grand children. Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Nelson's Funeral Chapel with burial in National Cemetery. JAMES SMITH Prairie Grove -- James Arthur Smith, 78, of Prairie Grove died Thursday in a Fayetteville hospital. Born March 13, 1896 in Armado. he was a retired businessman, a veteran of World War I and a member of the American Legion. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Polly Pergeson Smith of the Veslal C. Eiland, 64, of the home; one son, Jimmy of Round Mountain Community, I Prairie Grove; two daughters, died Thursday in a local hospital. Born Aug. 25, 1910 in Lockney, Tex., the son of Wesley C. and Audrey Coke Eiland, he was a member of the American Legion. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Dora Smith Eiland of the home; Mrs. Gladys Graham of Prairie Grove and Mrs. Mary K. Sisemore of Fayetteville; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Luginbuel Chapel with burial in Freedom five sons, Lloyd C., Wesley H. Cemetery near Chester. Two Vacationing Families Are Arrested For Burglaries Springdale -- Two vacationing families were arrester here Thursday following two burglaries at War Eagle in Benton County. However only four of the 11 persons originally arrest- edwill be charged with criminal offenses. Being held at the Springdale city jail on possession of stolen property charges are 21-year- old Christine Marie Welch of Bonita, Calif., and 18-year-old Richard Edward Easley of Bonita, Calif. In the Benton County jail tique cash register, an adding machine, an antique *'"antique postal scales, ..... Bible, piano rolls, and fishing equipment, Most of these items were recovered. Those items recorded as stolen from the gift shop included antique hunting knives and jewelry. Several other items not yet listed were also believed stolen from the store. Arrests were made by Springdale police Thursday after the gift-shop owner, Burt Lancaster, suspected the tourists o| ann rpcpnllv me cjosion oiore muse t _ u i j i i j u i u v a ujui, o^nu »~ "·,--- · -- -- ------- ----- , o "rayclteville He and his wife, i representatives to the meeting made at a previous meeting by ITTM-TM mil,»r hut H,rt not clnse facing burglary charges are two j the burglary. He contacted brothers, aged 14 and 16, also I police who stopped the camper- from Bonita, Calif. [van at Hwy. 71 and 68 easi , Doris, have two daughters, Mrs!; are E.P.C. of Fayetleville, - - - - - - - CeCe Harrison of Little Rock and Mrs. Cindy Gabbard of Fayetteville. The Shoe Tree was founded in 1963 by Bill Cannon who is still co-owner. Bill is married to Laquita Cannon and they have three children, Jeff, .Randy and Tamara all of the home. Mr. and Mrs. Cannon have been residents ot Fayetteville for over 20 years. The Shoe Tree features styles for men, women and children. Kearney ot FayeUcville, Walker Brothers Manufacturing, Emerson Electric of Rogers, Sebley Engineering of Sulphur Springs, nnd Webb Wheel Manufacturing of Siloain Springs. Lung Association Reorganization Begun Expansion and reorganization of the Washington County committee of the Arkansas Lung Association is underway, according to Mike Edmunds, regional director. Formerly known as the Arkansas Tubcrcolosis and Res'*;, Disease Association, Bradford Wins Membership Lt. Col Charles (Eddie) Bradford, medical representative of the- Department of the Army Inspector General has been advanced to membership in the American College of Hospital Administrators. j and promotion of general public The advancement was made health, a t t h e C o n r a d Hilton Hotel in Chicago. Colonel Bradford, thS-XUn'g Association now has a five-point emphasis including eradication of tuberculosis, air conservation, control of emphysema and other respiratory diseases, smoking and health The associalion, which is supported by a former contributions, Christmas provides Seal free Razorback player, is married'health literature for schools, to Betty Ann Johnson, daughter hospitals, heallh departments of Mr. and Mrs. A.O. Johnson ---' : " ' ' ;1 -- -J of Fayetteville. Industry Consulted On Curriculum SPHINGDALE -- Representatives from various industries participated in a meeting this week, to establish the curricu- and citizens; loans films anc sponsors school and civic health programs. Additional information con cerning the committee may be obtained from Edmunds in Springdale or from the Arkansas Lung Association, Box 3857, Little Rock. ' " " Princess Anne To Compete LONDON (AP) -- Princess Vnne and her husband, Capt --. The s c o o l wWch will serve ' - Northwest Arkansas and is ··"aimed at educating students to three-day equestrian I event next month. The event begins Sept. 12 a find jobs in this area, is sche-1 Burghley in eastern England, rinlprl In nnrn in Ancmf WTi Tne daughter of Queen EllZi puiea to open in August, uo. \ halh T r ,,,jn r -,* n r- n ^,i,,,;n ,,,, ,, Now being built on Old Missouri Road, the facility's foundations have been laid. At the beth II will ride Goodwill as an individual entry for the Raleigl Trophy while her husband com petes with the British team on ' mnn1in« (his wpplc J J u«=: W"» U'U Dnusil icam or representatives were f h e «" ccn ' s horsc Columbus, i represemames were ,., as ?nnolmced on Thursdav . Phillips won the Raleigh Tro ly last year on Maid Marioi First Family Going To Camp David industry repi asked to comment on what the machine shot) cour.se should - u , -, ,, - , ,i j . · ; t e a c h and w h a t c t a l i p m c i a Phy last year on MaLtl Marion .'·should be included. Vo-Tech School director, Jim Taylor, said the group decided that the course should be a broad-based general program. Instruction in the course will include shop math, blueprint .#ortf)toE6t Fountol 1!CT 213 N. End ATC. FayellovtHe. Art, -J^r rfally end Siin^ar evcepl January I, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Socond Class Postage PAld at Fayetteville. ArX. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th rirsi Family will spend the La Dor Day weekend at the pres dcntial retreat in Camp Davic Accompanying President and | been" taken^from Mrs. lord in their first visit there will be daughter Susan and her friend Gardner Brill of Alexandria, Va., and son Ste- MH\niF:n ASSOCIATED THKSS clusivrly (o tha USD for republic,!lion of all local r.pwg prinkrl In t h i s newsp.ipcr ai well as all AP rcws dispatches. EimscTurnoN HATES Effective October I, 1973 Per month b;' carrier ------- ..... _ 13.25 anffle copy dailj- lOc. Sunday 25c 0.5. Mall In W a ' h l n n t o n , Rentr,n, Madison Counties, Ark., Adalr Co., OfcEa.l 3 monthf . 6 monthl 1 YEAR City Box Section 18.SO 1S.M SO.OO w y Outside abovfl counU«: S mor.ttu --.\ J 9.50 S mopUu 1S.OO 1 YEAR 31.1X1 Ml, MATT, STraSCHIFTIOS PAYABLE LV ADVANCE lorris Collier but did not close. e door on the proposition for e future. Dr. George C. Moore, repor- ed a building fund, for an ddition to the Washington Bounty School for Trainable hildren, has been started and ugggested the club continue its upport of the school. The club as .donated approximately 1,000 to the school each year. Group Protests Use Of 'Chinks' For Masco) PEKINvIlI.-.(AP) -- Officials lere were inscrutably polite to Chinese-American organ- zalion protesting use of the of- icial nickname "Chinks" for ts high school athletic teams. But they weren't swayed by hem. 'I'm referred to as a blockheaded, bull-headed Kraut, and 'm proud of tl\at myself," said Mayor William Waldmeier in a meeting on Thursday with several Chinese-Americans. "I think in all honesty we have paid tribute to China, the iierc fact that we are named after Peking," he said. "You arc named after Peking )ut you call the Chinese Chinks . ." replied Kung-Lee Wang of Rockville, Md., president ol the Organization of Chinese Americans. "I'm very sure the Chinese don't take the word Chinks as an honor." One common story has it tha the city got its name when an early settler's wife stuck a pin n a globe map and it came ouf in Peking. China. The nick name "Chinks" has been ap slied to the city's high schoo athletic teams for decades. The term drew protests in 1072 and 1973 from the Chinese Image Promotion Assocation o Columbus, Ohio. The issue was then taken up by the Organ ization of Chinese-Americans which has recently bombardcc elecled officials, Ihe media anc city hall with letters. Waldmeier told Wang he had no influence to get the commu nity to agree to a change. City Ally. Alfred Black said th mayor and city council had n power to legislate a change. Thefi Of Cash Is Liz Courtney and Pamel Bailey of 401 S. Louis Ave. tol police Thursday that items ha a car an apartment. Miss Courtney said betwee 11 p.m. Wednesday and 8:3 ven and his friend Decdee Jarvis of Alexandria. Gregory Dies CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) Kenneth Gregory, 67, a retired Ford Motor Co. public relations executive and former Associated Press newsman, died on V,eJnesday. Gregory spent 16 years with The AP before joining the Ford News Department MISSED YOUR PAPER? WE'RE SORRY! If you cannot reach your TIMES carrier PHONE 412-5112 Daily 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturoay 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday 8 to 9:30 a,m a.m. Thursday a casset tap player had been taken from he inlocked car. Miss Bailey said about $4C had been taken from a box i her apartment, Also taken wa a man's ring with a large tu quoise stone valued at $80. School Crossing Guards Sought T h e Schools guards Fayetleville Publ arc seeking crossir at six elementa schools in the city. Guards will be on duty Asbell, Bates, Happy H o l l o Jefferson, Root and Washingto Schools from 7:50 to 8:20 a.rr and from 3 to 3:30 p.m. eac school day. The juveniles are charged ith the burglary of an old post fice used as a storehouse for immunity-owned antiques and souvenir-gift shop in the War agle Mill. Benton County uthorities said th two burgla- es occurred late Wednesday and the station wagon at a loca" motel on Hwy. 71. Most of the stolen property found was in the camper-van Only one hunting knife was found in the station wa_gon in the possession of one of the youths charged with burglary. ighl or early Thursday mor-1 Charges were dropped against ng- While a final list of missing iliques and merchandise has ot yet been made, several ems first reported stolen were covered in a camper-van and station wagon driven by the urists. Known items taken from the I seven of the original 11 arrested after police determined they had no knowledge of what hac occurred, according to Bentoc County authorities. The Springdale police depart ment has not determined who ther formal charges will be filed in municipal or Washing d post office include an an- ton Circuit Court. Behavior Modification Said Effective In Prison Program SOMERS, Conn. (AP) -- Con- eclicut; corrections officials ay they are pleased with the uccess thus far of a con- roversial program that uses lectric shack treatment and sychological conditioning on i serving terms for rnolest- ng children. Roger Wolfe, administralor of he program, says that in the ast 18 months, 11 men who ave undergone the treatment ave been released from the late prison- here. None have een rearrested for sexual of- enses, he says. And while Wolfe says it is inevitable" that one of those nvolved will be rearrested, he opes the program will be 70 to 0 per cent successful. The treatment involves chan- eling the behaivor of the con- r icts into socially accepted pat- erns. They undergo a three- tage treatment aimed at mak- ng them desire sex with wom- n rather than children. Civil libertarians critical ol he program say irrmates par- icipate because they believe it enhance their chances ol jarole. And the U.S. Bureau of Prisons has said it is discontinuing its behavior modi- ication program. State Correction Commission cr John R. Manson, however, says he is prepared to 'go to court to keep the Connccticu program and calls the federa iecision "gutless." Manson says the altcrnalive is to keep ; o n v i c t e d child moIesterF ocked tip for longer periods since parole boards are reluc ant to grant early parole to sex offenders. Wolfe says that the officials r u n n i n g the program often are skeptical about the sincerity o those wishing to enter. But hi says the motivation level o most inmates is high becausi "it's not nice to be a child mo lester. If you're a j u n k i e yu can find all sorts of peer sup port. . . . If you're a bank robber, you're admired." The program uses just lha motivation to change the in mate d u r i n g the behavior modi fication program. It starts witt aversion therapy, which use the individual's phobia an couples it with an imcompatib! picture that inakes that phobi repulsive to him. During shock therapy, the in mate sees slides of nude chi" Coin Bank Stolen SPRINGDALE -- Darre Cousins, of Carton Traile Court on Mountain Roat reported Thursday the theft o his coin bank and change. Coi sins, who said the bank con laincd about $60 in change, di? Adults, interested in applying covered the loss when h for the positions may call the school administration office at i42.986. returned home from work Wee nesday. No signs of force entry were found. Soap Box Derby Winners Chris Bell (sealed) took t h e Kenneth Tranlham, second sweepstakes award a t t h e ' sweepstakes winner; Darin annual Soap Box Derby Tuesday night at Butterfield School. Tile derby is sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 190. Other winners were from left, Garten and Dwight Mitchell, first place winners in individual beats and Jimmy Barnes, for most decorative entry, which Chris is riding. Judges were Charles Bell, Berncdetlc Slamrmons a n d Dennis Massey. Jnines Rohrbach is culmiaslcr. A watermelon feast concluded t h e evening's activities attended by approximately 5D guests. Police Chief Shot To Death, His Wife Kills Assailant ST. ANNE. 111. (AP) -- Poice Chief Rudolph Dandurand vas shot to death following a avern fight early today and his wife, riding his rounds with tim, took her husband's service jcvolver and killed his assailant and fatally wounded another man, authorities reported. Dandurand, 38, chief and one of two members on the police orce of St. Anne, a town of 1,- jOO about 75 miles south of Chicago, was o f t e n accompanied ren and women. He receive n electric shock to the groi rea when he sees a slide of hild. No shock is associate vith the pictures of women. With the molester's prefer nee for children eliminalec ocial conditioning begins b ransferring the inmate's sexu- 1 desires to "normal chan- jels." The inmate fantasizes lormal sexual contact, and re .'ards himself with thoughts of omething he , finds pleasant, uch as his boss giving him a aise. Truck Kills (CONTINUED STWM PAGE ONI) .raffic toll in Washington Jounty to-10, just half the num- er recorded by this date in 973. She was pronounced dead on arrival at Washington Regional Medical Cenler where she was taken by a 'Liginbuel ambulance. She was born June 29, 1912 at Prairie Grove and was a member of the Christian Church. Survivors are the husband, Clifford Howell of the home; one brother, Roy Nixon ol Springdale and two nephews. Funeral service will be at 1( a.m. Saturday at the Luginbue Funeral Chapel in Prairie Grove with burial in Prairie Grove Cemetery. Council Approves SLA Damage Claims n his rounds by his wife, Jew- 1, 35. Mrs. Dandurand also requenlly took target practice Ith him. Kankakee County sheriff's in- ·estigator William Dobberphul aid Dandurand was summoned bout 1 a.m. to stop a fight at a avern. When the chief arrived wo men rode off in a pickup ruck. Dandurand, his wife anc third man, Lawrence G. Sel ey, 25, of nearby Beaverville, ollowed in the chief's car. When the pickup truck topped at an auto body shoi wned by Earl Stalnecker, one I the men in the pickup truck Dandurand gave his service re olver to his wife, apparently o keep access to the weapon rom the three men if the fighf hould resume, Dobberphu aid. When Selvey got out of the hief's car, a .22-caliber pislo ell from his shirt. Carl Tiberia 0, of St. Anne, one of the mei n the truck, picked it up an hot Dandurand once in the lef ide, Dohberphul said. Tiberia took a second shot a he car, · missed and then Mrs Dandurand squeezed off tw ihots, killing Tiberia and Sel 'ey, the investigator addet Dandurand died 40 minutes lat Authorities said there was n -immediate explanation as t why Selvey was shot. Slalnecker, who later lied t a nearby home of a relative surrendered a short time late to Sgt. Richard Cheyer, Ih only other officer on St. Apne' rce. No charges we're, immcdiatel filed against Slalnecker, wh was being held by authorities. Bachelor Farmer isn't Worried By Energy Crisis ADAMS, N.D. (AP) -- "Energy crisis? Ya-ya, I've heard about it," says Magnus Skyland, who professes to be hap- y even if other folks might .hink the world has passed him jy. Skytland, 71, lights a lamp in lis kitchen and settles down near his wood-burning stove. The only energy problem :hreatening the wiry bachelor farmer is that "you can't hardly buy kerosene any more." Skytland has never bothered with electricity and he prefers his four work horses to tractors. He says the 1932 Chevrolet in his garage is a fine car. Inside the farm house, there's an old oilcloth on the kitchen table. Nearby is the daybed where Skytland sleeps. In ar adjacent room, there's an pic organ beside the treadle sewing machine his mother used. The calendar on the wall says "March 1970." "Here is where I was born and here is where I've always lived," says Skytland. He cooks his meals on the same wooc and coal range his mother used. Each evening, he lights hi: kerosene and gas lamps ant reads the weekly papers or farm journals. In the winter when he tires of reading he plays his violin. Skytland has owned two trac tors in the past but he says they didn't do the work horses do. Last spring, Skytland's horses got into fields too we for tractors. He says the crops on those low placc-s are the bes this August. He says he never cared tt drink, or to smoke or chew to bacco. But in the winter, Sky tland burns tobacco on the stove. He says, "It kills t h e germs in the air and makes thi house smell nice." Skytland lives on his Socia Security check of $123 a montl and what he gets from renting his land. "It ain't enough," he says "but I make it." GSA Requests $850,000 For Nixon Expenses WASHINGTON mdget request (API- - A of $850,000, learly a quarter-million dollars more than provided for under aw, is being made for former President Richard M. 'Nixon's Dension and expenses through next June 30. '· The budget request was developed by the General Services Administration after consultation with the former president. President Ford sent it to Congress on Thursday. During his first six months out of office, Nixon is entitled ,o $450,000 in transition ex- )enses, which is included in the- request. He also is entitled to §60,000 a year in pension, and the Former Presidents Act of 1058 provides $96,000 a year for staff salaries. ' The transition period would end Feb. fl, 1075, at which time Ihe law calls for Nixon to be eligible for about $150,000 in staff and pension funds through the end of the fiscal year. But the request made on Thursday calls for funds of $400,000 to be provided for tha period Feb. 9-June 30, 1975. Not included in this would ba the cost of Secret Service protection for Nixon or the value of the buildings at the former Western White House that he is using as an office. Meanwhile, Nixon personally received a pair of subpoenas delivered by Deputy U.S. Marshal John We-tmore to his San Clemente, Calif., home. LOS ANGELES (AP)-- The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously approved another five property damage claims resulting from the May 17 Shootout, between police and the Symbionese Liberation Army. The claims approved on Wednesday amounted to more than $12,500 and brings the total approved by the council to nearly $18,000. Five claims were denied anc five more claims remain to be settled, Councilman Marvin iraude said. The largest payment was $5,00 to Mrs. Minnie Lewis, who ived in the house where the SLA members battled police. 2ity Attorney Burt Pines sai( Mrs. Lewis is legally blind am ost all her personal property in he fire which followed the Shootout in which six SLA members died. Gasoline Fire Burns SPRINGDALE -- A small fire in an outbuilding began Thursday evening w h e n the owner accidentally kicked over a 'asoline can. The owner. Bill Vaiuant o 100 Ranchwood Dr., knockec over the can, spilling the gas The gas fumes then were ig niled by a lit match he w a s holding. But the fire was quickly extinguished before the arrival of the fire department. Tractor Stolen SPRINGDALE -- A blue 1971 Ford tractor was stolen -from the Springdale Country Club late Wednesday or early Thurs day, police said today. The tractor was believed to h a v e been loaded on a covered truck It is valued at $2,500. J^eUon'* People Helping People Director! of rpr|k Funeral Service 14 Sftrvlces: · IHLKK. lldon W.lUr -- Friday. 2;00 p.m. Chapel of Nelson's Funeral Home. Hev. Preston Baumgardner officiating. Interment Mount Comfor tCemctery. EILAND, Veital C. -Tuesday, 10:30 a.m. Chapel of Nelson's Funeral Home. Rev. Maurice Lnnler officiating- Interment Natnlnal Cemetery. Mrs. Dandurand was under sedation. Two File For Municipal Office SPRINGDALE -- Two more men have filed at the city clerk's office for municipal positions in ' the November general election. Alderman Joe Robinson, 70, of 512 Holcomb St. has filed for re-election to his post, Ward Two, position two. Robinson has sat on the City Council since first being elected in 1964. Lawyer Tom Jacoway, 28, is seeking election as city attorney. Jacoway, 1635 Cartwright Circle, is a general partner in the Lisle- Jacoway law firm. Named city attorney Tuesday night, Jacoway will serve out the unexpired term of Herb Ray who will resign Sept. 15 to leave :he area. Team Roping Even! Scheduled The Northwest Arkansas Team Roping Association will hold its annual team roping at 1 p.m. Sunday in conjunction with a barrel racing contest and team roping set for 1 p.m. Labor Day. Between 50 and 1QO team roping contestants are expected for the two-day event which will be held at. Parson;; Stadium in Springdale. There is no admission charge and the public is invited. One calls for the former president to testify at the Watergate cover-up trial of his closest former aides. The second seeks a written statement in a iiiil filed in Charlotte, N.C., claiming that White Housa aides and local officials illegally prevented the ' complainants from attending a 1971 rally in honor of the Rev. Billy Graham at which Nixon spoke. Widow Nominated CLARENDON, Ark. (AP) -Shirley Meacham of Monroe, widow of state Rep. W. Kirby Meacham, was nominated by the special Democratic party committee Thursday to succeed her husband in the House. Mrs. Meacham was selected ·y the committee of six Monroe County Democrats and two delegates from five townships of Arkansas County. She automatically becomes ·he Democratic nominee for the tlouse District 74 scat held by her husband, who died after the May 28 primary. Mrs. Meacham faces 'no Republican or independent opposition in November and will serve a regular two-year term starting in January. Mrs. Meacham was one of (our Democrats seeking tha post. The other candidates were Alton P. Hill of Clarendon, Barry Weaver of Brinkley and Jack George of Cross Roads in Monroe County. Mrs. Meacham got six votes, while Hill and George received one each. Weaver got none. Meacham, who died June 10, had served seven years in the House. 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