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Weston Convicted On Criminal Libel Charge CORNING. Ark. (AP) -- A Jury' convicted Joseph Harry Weston, editor of the Sharp Citizen and unsuccessful candidate for the Republican nomination for governor, of criminal libel late Thursday. Judge A. S. "Todd" Harrison of Clay County Circuit Court .sentenced the Cave City editor to three months in prison and r fined him $4,000. Obituary JOHN COLLINS Siloam Springs -- John C. · Collins, 75, of Gentry, died Thursday in the Siloam Springs hospital. Born Sept. 25, 1898 in ; Mulberry, he was a retired farmer and a Baptist. '. Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Bernice Collins of the home; · one son, Leon of Gentry; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Forten berry of Gentry and Mrs. Bar- bara Barney of Wichita, Kan. '· and 10 grandchildren. · Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Gentry with burial in Gentry Cemetery ' under direction of Wasson Funeral Home. MRS. LILLIAN LEMON Bentonville -- Mrs. Lillian Lee Lemon, 75, of Centerton died Wednesday in the Gravette Hospital. Born Oct. 3, 1898 in ", Fort Smith, the daughter of ·· James and Paralee Alexander Sparks, she was a Baptist. Survivors are one daughter Mrs. Betty Duncan, of Centerton and eight grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Bethleheni Baptist Church with burial in Coffelt Cemetery under direction of Burns Funeral Home. JOHN T. FINDLEY John Thomas Findley, 81, ol Fayetteville, died Thursday in a local hospital. Born Feb. 14, 1893 in Platt County. Mo., the son of William and Julie Reynolds Findley, he was a retired railroad worker, a veteran ol World War I, a member of the National Woodcarvers Association and the Church of Christ. Survivors are two brothers Clyde C. of Williamsburg, Kan. and Samuel Virgil of Lawrence, Kan., and three sisters, Mrs, Amanda F. Whitney of Cass- vi'le, Mo., Mrs. Angle F. Rogers of Topeka, Kan., anc Mrs. Mary F. Maness ol Desoto, Kan. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Moore's Chape: with burial in National Ceme tery. ' MRS. EFFIE MASSEY Springdale -Mrs. Effie C ; Massey, 69, of Springdale diet · this morning in the Springdale hospital. Born Oct. 20, 1904 in Hughes Springs, Tex., the daughter of John Henry ant : Mary F. Reams Smith, she was a Baptist. Survivors are the husband, L W. Massey of the home; five sons, Troy of Brandenburg, Ky. Wyetl of the home, Donald o i Dittmars, Mo., Charles of Littl ! Rock and Windall of Decatur ~ 111.; three daughters, Mrs ... Wayne Thompson of Harrison ; Mrs. Joe Sims of Springdale : and Mrs. Carl Brown of Fin , dlay, 111.; one brother, W. L .' Smith of Hughes Springs; 01 ,. sister, Mrs. Hester Cole"o ;! Monroe, La.; 20 grandchildrer ;·; and two great-grandchildren. ·', Funeral service will be at · p.m. Monday at Sisco Funera ., Chapel with burial in Frienc ' ship Cemetery. Funerals , Paul Wood; 10 a.m. Monday ; St. John's Lutheran Church ·' b ^£i2LiS»£S£2li ·' Legal Notices WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT , OF WASHINGTON COUNTY. ABKANSA . Charlotte Ann Garrison ''. Plaintiff Vs. dl 74.601 Warren 1-ouis Garrison Defendant ; Tha Defendant is warned w appei .- m this Coun within thirty flays ar . answer the complaint o; the Plaint! in the above entitled cause. Witness my band and sea] of th ' ; Court this 3rd day of Sept., 197-1. Alma Kollmeyi ' Chancery Clei . By Kathleen Harness D,i ·Sic 6, IS. 20, 27 Founded 1860 S13 N. Eart Are. FayetterlUe, Artr, T?701 Pnttirfiftd daily and Sunday except January 1, July 4, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Second etas! Postage Paid at yayetteville, Ark, The jury of nine men and irce women returned the vcr- ict in the one-day (rial after ·ss than one hour of deliber .ion. Weston, 62, has said he plans o run as a write-in candidate or governor. His family could ot be contacted for comment hursday night. Weston was convicted in con- cction with an article in his ·eckly ntwspaper last Nov. 30 tat made certain allegations gainst Sheriff Liddel Jones of Jlay County and his deputies. Weston showed no visible motion as he was taken to ay County Jail. He was ex- iccted to post $7,500 bond to- ny. Weston's lawyers notified the udge that they would appeal le conviction to the" Arkansas upreme Court. They askec lat Weston's $3,000 appearance ond be continued, but the udge refused. Sheriff Jones said he woulc ive Weston a day or two to ost the bond before transfer- ing Weston to Cummins Prison "'arm. Reporters were not allowec o talk with Weston once he was in the jail. TO CHALLENGE LAW One of Weston's ' attorneys Dent Gitchel of Little Hock aid part of the appeal prob ably would challenge the con titutionality of the state's riminal libel law. He indicatec hat the appeal would go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court f necessary. Weston's attorneys will chal enge Harrison's ruling that thi state's criminal libel law does not distinguish between publt officials and private citiens in setting standards for what con stitutes libel. Weston previously unsuccess fully challenged the state' criminal libel law b e f o r e the state Supreme Court. Gitchel based his closing ar gument on freedom of the jress. "You and me -and Josepl Veston have a - right anytime we want to to say what we tvant about . a · public official,' Gitchel declared. "I don't, 'seriously thinl here's a man or woman in this o o m who believes thi charges" against Jones, Gitche added. "But just the fact that a itatement is wrong is not a rea son to put a man in thi penitentiary." Gitchel reminded the juror, hat on 7 Nov. 23 the Sharp Citi zen had printed an a r t i c l e charging tbe late Clay Counts Sheriff William T. Pond will certain acts, but t h a t Weston lad retracted the allegation against Pond in the Nov. 30 ar tide. Gitchel said the Nov. 30 ar tide, therefore, was not the ac of a malicious man. . REFUSED AS EVIDENCE The judge refused to allqv ihe Nov. 23 edition to be admit ed as evidence as requested b; the prosecution. T h e defensi had opposed admission of the article on the ground that was not mentioned in the infor [nation against Weston. Pros. Atty. Gerald Pearson o Jonesboro indicated in his clos ing remarks that Weston ..wa an 'irresponsible journalist Pearson s a i d he believed freedom of the press, but he in dicated that Weston had abuse this freedom. With every right, Pearso said, t h e r e comes responsi bility. Referring to a statement Gitchel that no one else ha been convicted of criminal libe before in Arkansas, Pearso said that might he so, but tha Arkansas had "never had cancer like Joseph Weston I the past." Prosecution .witnesses incliii ed Jones and his deputies, a of whom denied the accusation that Weslon had made agains them. Mary Shaw of Corning wa the only witness to testify Weston's defense. She is th widow of Street Shaw, who wa killed on the night of Oct. 1 1973 at the Clay County .Tai Deputy Sheriff Jim Earl Gron ing was shot in the leg t h a night. Weston was talking with h wife, Anne, when officers tol him it was lime to go to ja His wife lold him she had i money. He reached in his poa et and handed her what looke like about $4, a reporter sail Weston has complained of f nancial problems in the past. Weston's wife then gave h i his light blue sweater whic she had been holding for him and he gave her his belt. Wes on was taken directly to the jai MEMBER ASSOCIATED FHTSS Tlis Associated Press is entitled exclusively to the me (or repabllca- tion of all local news printed In this newspaper i »ell ai all AP n dlsnatdies. SCBSC1HPTIO.V RATES EUecBvi October 1, 1373 Home. Dellrerr Per month by carrier J3.25 ma ft copy dally !0c. Bandar Zc C.9. Hall la Washington, Benton, Madison Cou- Un, Ari,. AdAlr Ob., Oils.: J months . ,, S month* 1 TEAR ._ City Box Section Ootside abov« counties: 1 months - _,, t months 1 TEAK . 18.50 15 M 30.00 . 1*00 S4.00 41 J. MAT/, Tool Box Stolen Several tools were stole from a stora'ge building at 53 S. Hill St. last weekend, Stev Winkler told police Thursda evening. Winkler said a loc had been pried off the building Missing were a tool box fille with tools; 100 feet of tne irtc rope: three axes, a splittin maul, a guitar, a utility lamp an antique powder horn; a antique army dagger, a basi ball cap. a sewing kit and laundry bag. People Helping People Directors of ml Funeral Service *£J Services: MORTON, Arrangements incomplete. Tourism Said Slate's Third Largest Income Wllllaim E. Henderson, stale ircctor of Parks and Tourism, lid Wednesday nt a Noon ion's C l u b meeting a t "yall's Cafeteria that tourism now the third largest source income to the Arkansas ceo- omy. Henderson said that tourism rossed $735 million last year or the state's economy and 52.2 million for Washington ounty's economy. In 18 of 75 rkansas counties, he added, ourism ranks behind industry nd agriculture as the leading conorhic activity. Henderson told Lion's Club lembers that Arkansas com- anies spend about $1 million ach year on national and igional advertising. travel hows and photographic ser ices. On the local level, Henderson aid that Fayettevilie's Stone- talker House will soon fje dded to the list of state his- orical attractions. Firemen Picket In Uniform LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Fire 3hief Jack Davis of Little Rock aid Thursday firemen could vear their uniforms while pick- ting city hall to dramatize heir demand for the same pay as policemen. Davis said there was a small echnica'lity involved because epartment regulations prohibit irefighters from wearing their miforms while off duty. Earlier Thursday, firemen ;aid Davis ordered picketers to ake off, their uniforms or go on strike. Louis Peronis, internationa representative of the fire "ighters union, called the al .eged'incident t h e first m a j o r confrontation between fireme: and the city. The picketing at city hall be ;an Thursday morning. Peronis said the men votea not to remove their uniforms and not to strike. He said if on: man was reprimanded or fired they would strike. · Publisher Dies GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -Bony Hampton Peace Jr., 68 one of the founders of Mult! media. Inc.. owner of news papers, radio a n d television stations in several states, died Thursday. He and h i s broth er, Robert C. Peace, developc heir father's printing company nto the Greenville News-Pied mont Co., which later wa rtergcd into Multimedia. Cosh Stolen Theft of $18 from a soft drink machine at the Kerr-McGei service station on Hwy. 62 wes was reported to city police Fri day evening. Elzie Carlton salt .he machine had been openec vith a key and the money removed between 4:30 p.m Wednesday and 6 p.m. Thurs day. Wastewaler Treatment Plant Expansion Contract Signed SPRINGDAI/E -- Conslruc- ion on a $6,1 million expansion program at the city's wastc- valer treatment plant is ex- iccted to begin within 45 days inder the direction of the JarroliicTS Construction Co., nc., of Paola, Kan. The contract to begin work as signed by water and waste- vater department officials and Wax Foot, a representative rom the construction firm 'hursday afternoon. 'The work is being financed by a $4,575,000 grant from the. Environmental P r o t e c t i o n Agency and the city's past sale if revenue bonds, Although the plant after expansion is finished still will not neet the federal water quality act standards of 1977, it will come very close, according to Joe Steele, chairman of t h e vater commission. TO DOUBLE CAPACITY The expsnaion will more than double the plant's treatment ca- jacity, improve the quality of effluent, and triple the sludge processing operations of the Iant, he said. Springdale received its SPA-proposed discharge permit his summer and was not able to meet the permit standards vilh the present wastewater .reatment facilities. The water and wastewater department recently w a s granted more time to reach ,hese standards and was issued a three-year permit with quality requirements that the present plant now is able to meet. But when t h e expansion is completed and the three y e a r permit is retired, the facilities still will not met the federal standards set in the 1972 water quality act. Springdale officials lope the slandards will be re- axed before that time c o m e s round. Total project cost is $6,1 nillion, with $5.3 million to be aid to the Carrothcrs firm, 'he remaining $1.6 million will IG used toward the purchase if the land, contingency fees, engineering services, etc. McGcodwin, Williams, and Yates Consulting Engineers will handle the proect. Russellville Employes Meet Is Postponed RUSSELLVILLE. Ark. (AP) -- A meeting about wage plans between city officials and Fire Department employes has been postponed until Sept. 25. The meeting had been sched uled for Thursday. Ron Russell administrative assistant to Mayor Mike Hickey of Russell ville, said wage and hour divi sion officials at Little Rock wanted all criteria relating-to present pay plans presented to them before they made suggestions on trying to change t h e method of paying city firemen from monthly to hourly wages. Russell said it vyould take more time to get this informa tion. Typewriter Stolen SPRINGDALE--A Remington Electric 18 inch carriage type writer was stolen from the Ralston Purina Turkey Process ing Plant about two weeks ago police said today. Company officials reported to police Thursday that the machine was missing from the office. Attorney General Gives A1C Opinion LITTLE ROCK AP) -- The attorney general's office, has old officials at Arkansas Tech hat the governing body of the Arkansas Intercollegiate Con- ercnce should examine its current scholarship rules. The attorney general's office said this should be done to de- ermine if the rules are reasonable enough to accomplish t h e AIC's purposes. The opinion was handed down Tftcr Tech officials askec whether it was legal to li'mil he number of scholarships to specific numbers for athletes even if the aid were not for ath- "etics. The current rules say if a stuleht is attending an AIC school with any financial assistance other than that from par enls or guardians, he must be included in the specific number of; scholarships allowed for indi vidual sports. Thirty - three scholarships are allowed for football and 15 for basketball. Two File For Re-Election SPRINGDALE -- Two m o r e ity officials have filed for re- .ection to their posts, the city .ork's office announced today. Councilman L. E s p e n 'alters, 55, 1102 Davis Ave.. as filed for re-election in his Viird Four, Position Two seat, /niters has served on the coun- il since his election In 1963. City treasurer Ruben A. ryant, 50, 607 Carlton St., has nnounced his candidacy for the y treasurer post in the Nov. election. Bryant has served wo two-year terms as city ·easurer. A person interested in filing or municipal office in the layor-council form of goveriv merit must be 18 years' old, a J.S. citizen, a registered voter, nd a resident of his precinct or the past 30 days. He must file a petition con aining the names of 10 to 50 ualifled voters who support his andidacy. Deadline for filing or the general election is Sept. J. School Bus Accident No injuries were reported 'hursday afternoon when a "ayetleyille school bus loaded 'ith children backed into a car riven by Josephine Clark, 17 ' 2031 Cline St. Police said the bus, drivei, y Ronald A. Vaneman, 23, was (tempting to pnjl from Old "armington Road onto Hwy. 62 -nd could not make the turn vithout backing up. As it backed up it struck the Clark 'ehicle. Damage was minor. Opinion Asked LITTLE ROCK AP) -- Atty. Gen. Jim Guy Tucker has been asked who has the authority to choose county welfare direc tors. Earl Smith of Plumerville chairman of the Conway Coun ty Welfare Board, wants Tuck er to settle a disagreemen over whether Arkansas law em powers county welfare board or the director of the state De partment of Social and Rehab: litative Services to choose th directors. A peliminary draft in Tuck er's office favors the view tha the county boards have the au thority. The department direc tor has been exercising t h i s power. 61/2% 71/2% We have a savings program and interest rate to meet yonr needs. Fayetteville Savings Loan Association 201 N. East Avenue "I would like to be in Arkansas campaigning for re-election" My official duties, both in Washington and in Arkansas, prevent much campaigning until Congress stands in adjournment. ft is my primary responsibility as your Representative to remain in Washington to vote on legislation now being considered by the House... and continue to participate in all-important committee deliberations. 1 will continue to schedule Official District Visits as often as possible to meet with anyone who wishes to discuss a federal concern. Hopefully, Congress will adjourn early in October. Then I can become personally active in my campaign for re-election. Until that time, I will continue to represent your best interest in Washington. JOHN PAUL HAMMERSCHMIDT Member of Congress Third District, Arkansas Northweit Arkontas TIMES, Friday, S«pt. 6, 1974 .FAVCTTCVILLI, ARKANSAS Fire Damages Post Office Jeep SPRINGDALE-A fire ill the engine compartment of n U. S. Postal Service Jeep caused ex- tcnsivc damage to the engine and the vehicle's dash early today. Firemen from the Central Station, located noxt door to the post office, said cause of the blaze was undetermined but may have started when the vehicle backfired. A postal employe told firemen he started the Jeep about 6:30 a.m. today and noticed it caught fire. He thought he had entinguished it and started the motor again and it caught fire. Williams Assigned ROGERS -- The son of a Rogers resident has been assigned to Korat. Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, for duty with a unit of the Pacific Air Forces. Air Force M-Sgt. Donald H. Williams, son of Ora Williams, s a munitions supervisor with, .lie 388th Munitions Maintenance Squadron. Globe Stolen Theft of a globe from an electric lamp post adjacent to the steps to his apartment was reported to police Thursday evening by Ted Wray of 621 N. Leverelt Ave. He said the globe was valued at $12. Tires Slashed Eugene Lancaster of 617 N. College Ave. told city police at 10:45 p.m. Thursday that sometime Wednesday night the tires on his motorcycle had been slashed while the vehicle was parked at his home. Charges Filed C h a r g e s were filed in W a s h i n g t o n Circuit Court Thursday a g a i n s t Edward Eugene Wormington. 23, of Seligman, Mo., for illegal delivery of a controlled substance. Wormington was arrested by Springdale police early Thursday after he was allegedly observed in the sale of amphetamines. MISSED YOUR PAPER? WE'RE SORRY! If you cannot reach your TIMES carrier PHONE 442-6241 Daily 5 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday 8 to 9:30 s.m. THERE ARE SOME THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T GIVE UP FOR THE WORLD! Vot all of us have a security blanket, but we do have special treasures we want to keep for- sver. And that's the way it should be! But most of us also are hanging on to a lot of things we really dont' want . . . items we'll never use again, but which are too good to throw away. There's an easy solution to that Jroblem! A low-cost ad in our Classified columns will find a cash buyer for those good things you no longer need. Give us a callloday . . we'll help you word and place your cash-getting ad! ·ANASONIC turntable and speakers, ,,,,,,. ?lTMl a \ fml ,«ndi(ton, has boolr-u Scx !Il " e ' sl "l included, ST5. xxx An 18 word ad such as this would cost only $6.84 on our seven day rate. If you should sell your item before the seven days are up, call and cancel u r d and we will charge you or the days It actually ran NORTHWEST ARKANSAS TIMES CLASSIFIES AD! 442-6242 iReward! The Pharmacies of Fayeftevllle, Arkansas Offer A Reward Of For information leading to the arrest and conviction of anv person for burglarizing or robbing any pharmacy In Fayetteville, Arkansas subsequent (o this date. HoIIis Spencer, Chief of Police, Fayetfeville, Arkansas, shall be the sole Judge of any dispute arising over the reward and (if the person or persons, if any, entitled to share therein, and his decision on any point connected with the reward shall be final and conclusive. IReward! In Springdale SEEBURG MUFFLER NOW OPEN HEAVY DUTY MUFFLER $' Installed LIFETIME GUARANTEE FAST SERVICE S E E B U R G MUFFLER . Highway 71 North (at North City Limits) SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS CONGRATULATIONS! THE LUCKY WINNERS OF EVELYN HILLS SHOPPING CENTER'S LABOR DAY "FLIGHT TOURS DRAWINGS" ARE LISTED BELOW. MRS. M. GARHAM Pinnacle Star Rt. Elklns 643-3371 DANIEL BOWMAN 1259 University 521-3686 JOYCE PIERCE 1332 S. Dunn 413-4633 MRS. HAZEL CULWELL Rt. 1 Elklns 442-7832 MRS. T. W. SCOTT 603 Vinson 442-6327 MRS. C. L. JOHNSON 1155 Colombos 521-4379 JO ELLE'V MASSEV Rt. 1 Hlndsvills 789-2197 BILLY L. DAVIS 1417 Addington Ave. 443-2576 JANE ANDERSON P. O. Box 600 Spgd. 44.1-2025 MILDRED LACHOVVSKY 2121 Weddlngton 521-3274 L. I,. DAViS Rt. 2 Box 86 West Fork 839-2687 NATALIE JO BTjESCHER 2724 Loxley Ave. 442-2069 JEFF HOBBS 1916 S. Glister in. 443-2446 LAVERNE COOPER Rt. 3 267-3548 LEE VAN NOSTRAND 1801 Appleburv Dr. 521-7484 KAREN ALLEN Rt. 8 443-2869 PAT HOMMERTZHEIM 280 S. Hill No. C101 443-5477 JOHN H. DALGARN Box 324 Westville, Okla. 918-723-3242 LINDA MOAK Rt. 9 443-4697 PAUL CLAYBAKER 829 Rockwood 442-2694 GINNY CARTER 530 Oakland 443-4874 STEVEN BLOOMDAHL Rt. 6 442-6998 KAREN JOHNSON 1781 Applenury PI. 521-1907 KARLA KELLY 1K35 Shadowridge 521-6710 BETSY WELCH 730 Skyline Dr. 521-6492 DAVID KOCH P. O. Bo* 35 Springdale 751-3597 KAREN ALLEN Rt. 8 443-2869 MILDRED BULL Rt. 2 Springdale 789-2843 MRS. J. B. WILLS 2333 YorkwoodDr. 521-7970 DUANE LOGAN 246 E. 6 443-3614 ELMER COLE Rt. 9 Hwy. 45 E JOHN YATES JOHN REAGAN 313 Angus Dr. Prairie Grove 241 E. 13 816-3260 442-4404 SANDRA BARRETT Rl. 1 Box 79 824-5357 Lincoln MRS. J. T. SHAW 1101 Duncan 442-5)49 ROMA EASLEY Star Rl. Passvllle, Mo. 417-271-3304 BRENDA HATTABAUGH Rt. 2 Box 8ft Elkins, Ark. 643-3320 THOMAS McKINNON I860 Brent Ln. 521-4893 SHIRLEY GARRETT Rt. 1 456-2651 Wesley MARY HARP West Fork 839-2895 VIRGINIA SIMMONS Rt. 9 Hwy 45 E MARY RENNER ISM Viewpoint 442-5576 PATTY ADAMS RI. 2 267-3286 MIKE BROBSTON Star Rl. 1 Ozark 667-2861 CARLOS QUALIS 16 N. Duncan 521-8996 CISSIE WILLIAMS 345 N. Walnut 521-6538 SHIRILI, EASLEY Rt. 1 Elm Springs 2-18-7896 SUSAN BAILEY 143 S. Hill 442-7656 CORA BULLOCK P. O. Box 778 Fay. 267-3372 JODI S1CCARDI 2850 Inwood 442-5606 Thank You For Shopping at Evelyn Hills

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