Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 5, 1974 · Page 4
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 4

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 5, 1974
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Editorial-Opinion Page The Public Interest Is Tht first Concern 0) This Newspaper 4 · THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1974 Bizarre Case Of A Bagged FBI Arrest An Enlargement Of Assets Latest reports from the Ozark Folk Center at Mountain View indicate the operation is turning a profit, so far this year, and should wind up 1974 no worse than a break- even figure. Which is all that anyone realistically wants from the facility. A year ago the Center used up a large appropriation, and still had to be bailed out with a major chunk of the governor's emergency fund kitty. Legislators, in the wake of the '73 financial report looked around for some way to get out of the "folk bizness" and were muttering darkly about the state Parks and Travel Commission's lack of wisdom in recommending that the state acquire the property in the first place. 'But, with an extra year of promotion, and some needed changes in the operational format, attendance is up and profits adequate. Meanwhile, the Center is a facility that the state can brag about, even regionally, and appears to be on reasonably solid ground for the future. The Center's about-face in the revenue column comes at a fateful time, too, as it turns out, because the Legislative Council is now faced with a decision on whether or not to assume ownership of the late Gov. Winthrop Rockefeller's auto collection near Petit Jean State Park. The Rockefeller autos, John I. Smith one of the better known such collections around the country, took a dip in attendance and revenues this year. So, had the Folk Center still been a red ink stain on the Parks and Travel budget, one can well-imagine that the Legislative Council would be shying away from more such problems. With the Center on its feet, though, and the Rockefeller Auto Museum a proven attraction (low attendance, this year is blamed in part on construction in Petit Jean State Park, which depressed attendance at the auto facility, also), things are less precarious. Generally, the Auto Museum is a well pa- tronized'tourist attraction, and is well situated to the central Arkansas tourist flow. We recommend, although we doubt that they will need any encouragement to take advantage of the opportunity, that the Council jump at the offer of adding the Museum to its inventory of assets. It would have been twice regrettable had the Folk Center been a year slower to materialize as a legitimate public attraction, thus jeopardizing acceptance of the Rockefeller estate gift. We would further note, that we also hope the state Parks and Travel Commission is allowed and sees fit to maintain the donor's name in the Museum's title. The Rockefeller influence on Arkansas life needs to be remembered. Area Farming By JACK ANDERSON and LES WH1TTEN NEWARK -- We have found ourselves sucked into the bizarre case of a mob-connected Irish-American hoodlum who has wrapped himself in the radical rhetoric of the Symbioncse Liberation Army. . It's a tale of alleged murder, drug smuggling and flight; of how a young man is drawn Into the underworld, and how the FBI flushed him out and was "Bugged" in the process. It began when 36-year-old John Tully called our office and told us he was tired of running. · He wanted to turn himself in under our protection. Tully read to us from his wanted poster and told of his flight to Venezuela in 1971 to avoid a multiple mob murder charge. In a gruff, tough-guy voice, Tully claimed he was a member of the "Peoples Liberation Army" and was dedicating the rest of his life to fighting "the vilest of vile monsters, the United States." After checking Tully out, we decided to help arrange a peaceful surrender. But when our associates Jack Cloherty and Ed Tropeano arrived at Tully's Newark apartment early the next morning, they discovered that the FBI had been there a few hours earlier. Tully's wife- Hilda, however, hfld taped the 1 a.m. confrontation between the feds and her husband. The Washington Merry-Go-Round By JOHN I. SMITH Fair 'to good quality steer yearlings weighing from 700 to 800 pounds going through our sales barns last week, brought from 25 to 30 cents. Fair to good quality steer calves weighing [rom 350 to 5DO pounds brought little or no more. To produce these 350 to 550 pound calves requires the investment ef a mother cow, bull service, pasture, ancl all the attendant veterinary charges and death possibilities against two animals (cow and calf). To produce the next 300 pounds requires primarily just pasture, a little hay and concentrate in winter, and a very small veterinary charge and death loss. To change f r o m ' selling at weaning time (350-550 weight) to the heavier weight is easy. On a given acreage, one would have a few cows to sell because the yearlings woiHd take some.;-'; of the grass. Thus, the operator would have a smaller investment in cows. He would have a waiting period until his calves put on an extra 300 pounds or thereabout. Then, to change back to our present system of- selling at weaning time, the sale of both 800 pound steers and the current crop would give some extra money with which to increase the number of cows back to the original number. This minor change in our cow and calf program, if made, would be easy, and change back would be easy, if the plan did not suit a given operator. Many cattlemen are considering this change. The proposed water district Rt. 1, and rural territory south west of Greenland made significant progress in August -- over 25 new, paid up users. Other steps than the "sign up" are to be rapidly taken to get the water system under way. This project is some different from a public utility. IE a gas or an electric company should discover a thickly settled section, it could after investigation, run some lines, before another company did, and acquire franchise right (if it did :Enot already have it), and the people could tie on when the line passed. The company could pay the bill out of accumulated and undivided profits, or sell bonds or sell additional capital stock to pay the bill. Not so with a government sponsored and financed farmer organization. Do you remember how the REA's were organized? Not like as explained above. T h e rural people From Our Files; How Time Flies] 10 YEARS AGO Miss Aria Elston has assumed duties as campus minister for the Arkansas Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) at the University of Arkansas. Members of Delta Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega are so VEARS AGO Work began yesterday on paving of School Street, from Dickson to Prairie and Prairie Street from School to Government Avenue. A touring car, driven by William Winsky of Greenland was demolished by a Frisco passenger train at the Crossing (00 YEARS AGO Jernigan and Botefuhr have received this week a lot of cider presses, sugar mills and · a general assortment of hardware. moving into the recently completed sorority house. Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey opened his campaign for, election to the vice presidency of the U.S. in a speech today at Minneapolis, Minn. at Greenland. Neither the driver or his daughter, Margaret were injured. All men, 18-45 are eligible to enlist on National Defense Day, according to Col. E.M. Ratliff. Some 1,000 men are expected to enlist for the National Guard exercises on that day. Joseph Holcomb is soliciting stock to establish a wool manufactory in Benton and this county. had to sign an agreement to use and make an initial deposit to help start the system. Of course, it was cheaper then than now, and \vater lines cost more than electric lines. The point being made is: Do not wait until the water line is run and then expect to lie on when your present pump or well fails or when your next drilling hits a dry spot. If you follow this last described method, the line may never get by your door; and if it does, it will cost you a lot more to get on. Your help is now needed to make the final push. Billy Graham This Is MY Answer What about this business or Noah's ark being located over near Turkey I believe? Do you think it is the real thing and what would be done with it -if it was? P.S. Archaeology is the science of antiquities. I'm aware of the interest sparked recently by expedition parties claiming to see the form of a vessel like the shape of the ark imbedded deep in the ice. Thus far, it is just speculative I believe. The geological theory concerning the flood of Noah as the last great change in land levels is being exactly confirmed. George F. Wright says that if we disbelieve the Bible deluge story it's not because we know too much geology, but too little. I am glad that God chose not to give us many archaeological pieces of Biblical interest. Knowing our penchant for v e n e r a t i n g everything, w e would probably enshrine pieces of the cradle or chips from the Ten Commandments if we had them. I hope if the relic is the real ark, that it will not become some- cheap tourist attraction. Perhaps a ruling Board, made up of several countries' representatives could oversee the use of this great asset, and make sure it was not exploited. Certainly, it's a vessel'that speaks both of judgment anH Gcd'c patience They'll Do It Every Time CAU MfcTomwr.' HAVTlMeT06TUPY NOOKX-RAVS AMP I'LL. HAVE TH RESULTS OF VOUR TESTS! CAU M6. 1 POC ePSON KEPT" ELMO IN AfTER HIS PHYSICAL.' 0 AfTER WORRYING AU, 1 SPEAK TOTHeCOCTOR? THIS OVERHII-C,- WHO? POCTORISVfRY YOU AM APR3IHT- MEHT WEEKS? SHALL I "I am a man of God," the accused murderer shouted at the agents on the other stde ot the door, "The only weapons I have are two Bibles." "Then you better start praying," came the FBI retort. Tully told them he was standing naked, so they could not shoot hrm down for carrying a concealed weapon. "You will not intimidate me," Tully yelled. "I want to be served an arrest warrant, or I won't open that door. I won't be taken by an enemy of the people." "We're the champions of the people," the FBI man bawled. "You are not, you're the enemy of the people. I am a Champion of the people," Tully responded. "We are the champions of the people," the FBI man argued, standing outside the door. "You'll have to bank the door down if you want me." Tully screamed. The words were hardly out of his mouth when a loud thud crackled over the tape. The FBI was in. Mrs. Tully told us that seven agents, carrying shotguns and wearing bullet-proof vests burst in on her naked husband. They searched the small apartment, but did not take the tape recording. Driving to the arraignment, Mrs. Tully t o l d us her hus-. band's story. "Drinking »nd fighUng were his problems," she said. A striking Spanish woman who a deeply religious, Hilda Tully said her husband met his gangland friends in the state prison. Like many criminals, John Tully was a small-time tough until he fell in with already hardened criminals at the state correctional Institution. Tully then became associated with New Jersey's notorious Campisi brothers. Now, he is under indictment for four murders, cocaine smuggling and furthering a criminal conspiracy. Tully had asked us to arrange for his peaceful surrender to the United Nations or to a foreign embassy. Using the slogans of the radical left, Tully said he should be turned over to a political body, since he was a "political prisoner." But we were seeking to convince him that he would be better served if he agreed to return to Washington and t u r n himself over to the Justice Dept. Tully's halfbaked "political' arguments did not convince the U.S. magistrate either. Bail was set at $1.3 million and now this strange combination of gangland thug and radical is awaiting trial in New York. Six months ago, I never would have written to you. Now, I know what it is to believe in God. I've seen His work in action. The trouble is I don't seem sorry enough to make a commitment myself. I try to pray--but not hard enough-just not enough. Please help me. L. You've probably h e a r d the Bible story about the rich young ruler. He was a very religous person, and he knew all the steps to meeting and knowing God. Luke 18 reveals that even though he seemed morally earnest, there was a problem t h a t blocked his real commitment to Christ. It was greed. Jesus then hy reference to the law exposed his goodness as superficial and inadequate. Unfortunately, he was not fully ready to make a commitment--and went away sorrowful. You say you now understand how to become a Christian, but something blocks the consummation of faith. May I suggest it lies in your wil p:wer. That's where the belief on Christ is confirmed. God's spirit initiates our salvaton, but it is an act of our will that completes it. Remember also that Jesus said unless you become like a child you can't be converted. How hard does a child try to want an ice cream cone? Why, there's no "trying" alall -- the desire is blurted out and action follows. End Of A Shipboard Romance 'gi^ggfete"""--- ,.TM,..-*^Ss$8^=3jaL. *^^*#'~iii8i8b :. w _rxix- M WpWr"*"^ State Of Affairs Telling Crime Like It Is BELEAGURED BOSS: With Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, ailing, the last of the big-city bosses is Meade Esposlto, ,th« tough, talented Democratio. chief of Brooklyn. Now, however, we have learned the New York State special prosecutor I office is looking Into Espqsito. Already, two Esposito-backed congressmen, three judges and two of his top aides have been indicted. One ot the congressmen, Rep. Frank Brasco, D-N.Y., was recently convicted in a gangland case. Ironically, Brasco was Espo-' slto's boss in the late '60s when the Brooklyn boss worked briefly on Brasco's House staff. More recently, Esposito's nephew and his granddaughter have been on Brasco's congressional payroll. WASHINGTON W H I R L : The Secret Service Is putting together a visual training film for local and state law enforcement men on how to protect candidates, foreign dignitaries and others from assassination or other terrorist assaults. They've been digging in old net. work film files to study examples. The .purpose: to give the famous from President Ford on down the most protection possible as they "press the flesh" in the traditional American way..Hamilton Fish Sr., father of the House Judiciary Committee member who voted to impeach Richard Nixon, has joined with Or. Ivan Docheff, in a newspaper campaign to keep Nixon out of jail. What the ads do not say is that Docheff, who claims he speaks for millions of East European exiles, was former leader of the World War II Bulgarian National Legion, identified to us by moderate Bulgarian exiles as "Fascist." --United Feature Syndicate By CLAYTON FRITCHEY WASHINGTON -- The place was Camp David and the time was Oct. 15, 1972, just before the presidential election. Nixon was at the microphone saying: "Four years ago, at the close of a turbulent decade which had seen our nation engulfed by a rising tide of disorder and permissiveness, I campaigned fcr President with a pledge to restore respect for law, order and Justice in America. I am pleased to be able to report to you today that we have made significant progress in that effort." The place is now Chicago, and the time is Aug. 26, 1974. The speaker is Nixon's last attorney general, former Sen. William Saxbe. His warning is that the nation's law enforcement bodies have lost the initiative in fighting violent crime and are failing to cope with. "America's most agonizing fact of life." Back on Oct. 15 ,1972. Nixon also said: "We are going to stay on the offensive until we put every category of crime on a downward trend in every American community." . : But in Chicago last week, the attorney general reported that crime was now rising at the rate of 15 per cent annually. It is, he said, "a failure of substantial dimension -- harsh, bitter and dismaying, and it may prove to be the prelude of worse things to come unless we again find the wa yto gain the upperhand." ALTHOUGH IT IS discouraging to hear such news, it at least is comforting to sense that the plain-spoken Saxbe is at last giving the public the unvarnished facts oh crime instead of the rosy interpretations provided by Nixon and earlier attorneys general like John Mitchell. Saxbe's frank appraisal of the situation would also seem to indicate that the new Ford Administration is not going to con- tinue the practice of making crime a political football. That . in itself would be a welcome contribution, for crime should be approached on a non partisan basis. After all, who is in favor of it? With the figures just provided b y the Justice Department, it should not be surprising if the Democrats were tempted to turn the tables and start exploiting the law-and-order issue themselves. Fortunately, this is not likely to happen, for the Democratic leadership has consistently denounced partisan efforts to make positical capital out of crime. If, with the aid of President Ford and his attorney general, we can now eliminate some of the demagogurery that has attended the whole question of law enforcement, it may be possible to get the public to support long-term rational anti- crime programs rather than the short-order emotional "fixes" that have been such a dis- appointmnt. Saxbe himself has just ^appealed for more "realism" in trying to solve this most dificult of problems. He may find that he has appealed at the right time, for there are signs that the American people are finally becoming a little skeptical of the medicine men who have been peddling the hard-line quackery of recent years. The Justice Department and the federal government can only do so much since law enforcement in the United States is fundamentally a local responsibility. It can, however, help in developing a broader and more constructive national approach, and to that end the attorney general might find it useful to consult leaders like Vcrnon Jordan (executive director of the National Urban League) who have done some realistio thinking on the crimt Without Justice, No Sleep WASHINGTON (ERR) -- Thi Marxist government of Chilean President Salvador Allende was overthrown in a military coup one year ago--on Sept. 1, 1973. ONE YEAR AFTER the military coup in Chile, many of the circumstances surrounding the Allende government's downfall are still hotly disputed. The most widely accepted explanation holds that Salvador Allends was toppled because of economic mismanagement on a colossal scale. In this view it was Allende, and Allende aone. who was responsible for the runaway inflation, strikes, and drastically reduced agriculural arid industrial output that brought the Chilean economy to the verge of collapse. But there is "an alternative explanation which (its the facts much better," according to two American graduate students who spent nearly three years in Chile. "The coup was caused by the success of the government, not by its failurps," Pat Garrett and Adam Schesch, wrote in The Progressive. "Ailende's opposition was run- nirig~scared and could not wait for the presidential elections of 1976. The Left was growing in strength. Furthermore, there were clear indications t h a t Chile's major economic problems were on their way to solution." The extent of violence and repression during and after t h a coup also is a subject of controversy. Last November and December, the editorial page ol The Wall Street Journal was enlivened by a series of articles and letters that both attacked and defended Newsweek's cov- ragle of the coup and its aftnr- matli. The Journal had started the debate by suggesting that Newsweek "grossly exaggerat- . ed" the pNst-eoup carnage. problem. Jordan, for instance, has called for a reform of the criminal justice system that would involve "intensive citizen participation," greater use of community-based alternatives to prison and a "recasting" of police forces instead of putting more policemen on the streets. Jordan, one of the rising leaders of the black community, also called for "a national moratorium on inflamed rhetoric" that he rightly feels "poisons" serious attempts to contain crime. Above all, he urges the recasting of local police forces to promote more efficiency and better cooperation with their communities. "So long as the local police department is perceived as the colonial army keeping the natives quiet," he says, "it will be ineffective and will itself create hostility and increased crime." And he adds, "You can raise police salaries, stiffen hiring qualifications, buy all the armored cars and heavy hardware a police chief wants, and the crime rate will still rise." The attorney general's latest statistics would seem to con- f i r m that conclusion. ..(CO.) 1974, Los ANGELES Times Bible Verse "You were bought -with * price. So glorify God in your body." 1 Corinthian* 6:20 There is a beauty in the reality of belonging unknown until we turn it all over to Him. God has a plan for your life, what ..greater goal could, on* · be used by_ Him. Let- us 'pray together:' Father, In the name of Jesu« and by the power of your Holy Spirit use me today for your glory. Amen, TURNING FROM THE p a s t to the future. Chiles military rulers have let it be known that they intend to remain in power for an indefinite, period. T h 8 original four-man junta has given way to a government heeded by one man, Gen. Augusto Pinochet, who bears the title of "supreme chief of the nation." Congress remains closed, and all overt political activity proscribed. The 'country's voter registration records have been destroyed on the ground t h a t they were "notoriously fraudulent." In addition, Richard Pierson reported in Ramparts magazine, "Education is being 'restructured,' so as to eliminata 'subversive' disciplines such as sociology and 'dangerous' subjects, such as the French Revolution.... The aim is thought control, candidly described by the military as limpieza de ca- bezas--which best translates as 'brainwashing.' " THF, LONG-TERM survival of Chile's military government will depend in large part on how well it comes to grip with the country's economic pro* blems. Some observers believa that the generals hope to create- a Brazilian-style economics boom through massive transfusions of foreign capital. But it is "difficult to see how Chit* can emulate Brazil's performance," Alan Angell of Oxford University wrote in Current History. "Chile is not that attractive to foreign capital, and she has nothing like the natural advantages or market size of (Brazil)." ,'It may take more than an economic miracle to bring last? ing peace to Chile. "In the long run, the injustice in this country will keep us on edge." a Chilean lawyer told Robert F. Kennedy Jr. "The military can Bring order, but will they bring justice? Without justice none ot us will really sleep well."

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