Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 6, 1974 · Page 3
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 6, 1974
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5WM f«W» KMXMtU WZMHP* fftmCf. i Knievel Toasts Jump, Also Writes Epitaph TWIN FALLS. Idaho (AP) -- Evcl Knievel bought a $500 round of drinks, then proposed loiist to his Snake River Canyon jump with a glass of water. "No matter which way it ends, it'll be a success," said Knievel as he sat at a corner table in the Blue Lake Inn surrounded by friends. It was the end of another countdown day before the Sunday blast over the canyon in his steam rocket-powered Sky- Cycle. Knievel spent the day at the aunch site on Wednesday, studying the ramp and talking to motorcycle racers. Eating lamb chops back at :he inn, Knievel regaled the table with the extravagant stories typical of his conversations. Knievel proudly showed off a diamond-studded papal cross and ring he said he bought two days ago and "wouldn't sell now for $2 million." The cross, which is carried around in a suitcase handcuffed to a burly security guard, has 12 huge diamonds totaling 59 karats and more lhan 30( smaller diamonds and emeralds. Knievel has been shullling back and forth from his home, in Butle, Mont., in two Lear jets, piloted by a crew dressed Weather Forecast Rain and showers are forecast Friday for the G u 1 E and most of the cast coast. Warm weather is expected for the Suulhwesl and Florida. Cool weather is cxncctcrt fur din Northwest and southern plains. (AP Wirepholo May) Little Rock Crime Rate Among Highest LITTLE ROGK (AP) -- The Little Rock area ranked 3Gth in a list of 207 metropolitan areas in total crimes per 100,00 residents in 1973, the FBI says. That means there were more crimes per 100,000 persons in the Little Rock area lhan at New York, Boston, Chicago, New Orleans or Washington as well as many other cities, according to the 1973 uniform crime report published annually by the FBI. Police Chief Gale Weeks of Little Rook blamed part of the problem Thursday on new methods of dealing with crime. "A criminal recognizes sure and certain punish- "There's no longer a sure 5,239.9. and certain punishment for people convicted of crime," he said, only ment for the crime he commits. Punishment is definitely a deterrent." The FBI report showed that for each 100,000 residents in the Little Rock area, which includes Pulaski and Saline counties, 5,733.8 crimes were committed. At New York, 5.457.5 crimes were reported for every 100,000 persons; at Boston, 4.679.3; at Chicago, 5,065; at New Orleans, 4,778.2, and at Washington, Homicides doubled from 25 to 50, while rapes jumped from 61 Robberies increased to 794, and assaults to 192. from 434 rose from 662 to 1,220. Burglaries increased from 2,757 to 5,836, and larceny and theft went from 2,583 to 10.191. Automobile theft rose from 529 to 1,121. Chief Weeks said the Little Rock crime rate had risen in accordance with the other sections of the country, but he said that because of the 55-square- mile annexation to the city last year, no accurate comparisons could foe made -- at least until the special census now being taken is completed. Fire Claims Many BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Fire destroyed a three - story tenement in the old quarter o Barcelona early today. Fire of ficials said one body had been found and six persons hospi talized, but many more m i g h be dead in the wreckage. Neighbors estimated that 15 persons were living in the 80 year-old-building. Fire brigade officials said that more t h a i half escaped. But they said i was impossible to estimate ye how many might be buried in the still-incandescent ruins. The area is a labyrinth narrow streets, which made the firefighting operation extremely difficult. The fire touched off a serie of explosions, and the buildin caved in. It was believed that number of people were trappe in the wreckage. red velour tuxedos, rutried iiirls and black bow ties. Knievel's wife and three chil- ren have remained at Butte. At Knievel's table sal Bob \rum, head of Top Rank, Inc., ic promoter of the closed cir- uit nresentation of the canyon lunch, his lawyer, two pretty omen and other friends from win Falls who cheered and aligned at every outrageous tnievel remark. But there was a noticeable lall over the table when Knie-el talked about his tombstone. ic said he had someone in Bulte working on it and thought ic'd found the perfect' in- icriplion -- lines wrillen by au- hor Jack London that Knie- ·el's lawyer Jim May read to ilm a week ago. In part the quote reads, "1 vould rather be ashes than dust. I would rather that my spark would burn out in a H'illiant blaze, than be slillcd ty dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor . .. than i sleepy and permanent planet The proper function of man is to live, not to exist." "That's it, that's me," saic Knievel. Eastman Files Waste Water Application BATESVILLE, Ark. (AP) -Applications were filed Thurs day by Eastman Kodak Co. for approval of a waste water treatment system and air pollu tion control equipment for a $3 million plant that is to be buil here. The applications were filec with the state Department o Pollution Control and Ecology. Arkansas Eastman Co., a new unit of Eastman Chemical Division, announced it would begin construction of the chem ical plant here this year. The waste water treatmen system was expected to cos about $2.2 million, and the pollution control equipmen about $500,000. The plant will employ abou 200 persons and will produce If million pounds of hydroquinim each year, company official: said. That chemical is used in pho tography and for other industri al purposes. Northwest Arkansas TIMES. Friday, Sept. 6, 1974 FAYITTEVILLI, AKKANtA* Justice Department Probes State Lottery Practices WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a igli-stakes match with the Jus- ice Department, the stales vith lotteries have sen officials o defend the legality of their nutliinillion-dolar games. Ally. Gen. Wiliam B. Saxbe ummoncd representatives of he 13 stales to -a department :onference today to discuss vhat he intends to do about possible state violations of federal anti-lottery statutes. The session caps a three nonlh-long deparlment review begun after a federal prosecutor threatened to file a lawsuit to halt the Maine lottery. Department officials say the ssuc turns on the interstate aspects of state-operated lot- erics, lucrative revenue-pro- luccrs that began in New Hampshire in 1964 and spread gradually from the East to the Midwest. The government lawyers have been concerned about the distribution of lottery tickets nto neighboring states where gambling is illegal. Some department officials say Saxbe has been motivated in . part by bis insistence thai the department enforce t h e laws fairly and without specia' favors. To ignore an apparenl slate violation of federal law could apear to be unfair, these officials suggest. Saxbe's attention to the issue also was viewed as an effort to force Congress to decide wheth er the federal statutes shoulc apply to state lotteries. Legislation exempting state Workers Issued Restraining Order BOONEVILLE, Ark. AP) -Judge John E. Miller of U.S District Court temporarily re strained workers Thursday from picketing the Wolverine Toy Co. near here. More than 180 workers walked off their jobs Wednes day complaining of what they called poor working conditions forced overtime and harass inent by management. Joe McAliter, business agem for Local 580 of Hie Inter national Union, Allied Industri al Workers of America, AFL CIO headquartered at For Smith, said it was an unauth orized, wildcat strike. otteries has been introduced in Congress, but there has been no sh for quick action. The department s a i d last veek that Saxbe is considering 'civil action seeking a per- ·nanent injunction against the otteries . . . unless remedial egislalion is passed by Con- ircss." Millions of dollars are at stake for the 13 stales--Connec- icul, Delaware, Illinois. Maryand, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Tersey. New York, Ohio. Penn- :ylvania and Rhode Island. The states have been turning o lotteries to relieve tight udgets for education and social programs without the polit- cal pain of squeezing wage- earners and property owners or more taxes. A poll of the 13 states showed ;hat lottery revenue generally las matched predictions. In almost all cases, the state systems have operated without scandal. Petition Urges Henley Appointment HARRISON, Ark. (AP) -Members of the Bonne County Bar Association are circulating etilions urging that Judge J.' Smith Henley of U.S. District Court at Little Rock be appointed to the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at St. Louis. Henley formerly served as city attorney at Harrison, which is in Boone County. The vacancy at St. Louis developed with the retirement of Judge Pat Mehaffey of Little Rock. The petitions noted that Henley has served for about 16 years as a judge and during :hat time "has combined skillful, legal talents with broad knowledge of the needs of society to bring distinction to the judicial system." EVEREST i JENNINGS WHEELCHAIRS F OLOS 7010" DENTALS It SALES Fayelteville Dro» E. Side Square «M3« Sip it slow... Kentucky Beau AK - -- )* %$ ^j We've been making gentlemen's whiskey In Kentucky since 1800. And everything we know has gone into Kentucky Beau. 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