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Jlorthtoes* The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper 115A YtAR--NUMBER 86 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1974 PAGES-25 CENTS Greenland Loses Traffic Light By PAT DONAT TIMES Stair Writer GREENLAND - A flashing warning light was substituted for a stoplight at the school Intersection iji Greenland last Wednsday and residents are concerned about the safely of iluclunts. The stoplight has been in operation for many years and few accidents causing personal injuries have occurred since iis Installation. Prior to that, however, there weic two fatalities Hnd ut least four school children injured. (In 1907 a man was killed when his car went out of control at the corner and crashed into a tree.) "Seven school buses have to make a left turn or cross the highway and with the recently installed warning light this is nearly i m p o s s i b I e," School Superintendent William Vafakos said. "People working in the manu. facturing plants change shifts at the same time school is dismissed and it is nearly impossible for the buses to get on the highway," he said. "We also have young children w h o have to cross haevily traveled JI\vy. 71 at this time." The issue will come up at the School Board meeting Monday night and directors are expected to pass a resolution calling for the stoplight to be reinstalled. Vafakos said highway personnel told residents at a recent open meeting that there was insufficient traffic to warrant the stoplight. "I don't understand this reasoning because at the same time they say there ' isn't enought traffic for the stoplight, they are widening the highway to .four lanes. "When the construction work is completed traffic will move faster and the crossing can only become more hazardous," Vafa- kos said. He also wants to know how you measure the life of a child against the importance of traffic flow. Greenland city officials are also concerned. Mayor James Scanlon, said that according to highway surveys (lie intersection doesn't qualify for a full stop control light. "We were never able to ascertain what these criteria were but will let them complete the construction and, if we find it a problem, will conduct our own traffic counts and do whatever is necessary to get it changed, he said. "We will gather the necessary data to substantiate our claims and see what has to be done for small communities to get recourse for the situation," Scanlon added. School buses are boxed in with the present system, Capt. Clint Hutchens of the Fayetle- ville Police Department, w h o lives in Greenland, said. The street which crosses the lighway leads to Greenland High School on the east. There is a second outlet Tor school buses on the north 'but this outlet las no warning lights now. Mitchell Crider, who operates a grocery store at the intersection said a couple had been killed ' at the intersection, an elderly man .struck and knocked into the ditch and uncounted numbers of school children injured, at least two sustained permanent disabilities. All occurred before the stop light was installed. --TIMES?hoto by Ken Good A SCHOOL BOY GAMBLES AND WINS .with heavy traffic at school intersection in Greenland Scandals Abound In Israel This Summer JERUSALEM (AP) -- They hardly measure up to Watergate, but scandals abound in Israel this summer, tainting officials in various fields of government. The "skandalim" became so numerous lately that one newspaper lists them in a column titled "Scandals of the Month." Health Ministry officials .have been caught spending holidays at government resorts reserved for the ailing. Dozens of valuable paintings that had been mysteriously vanishing from a Tel Aviv art museum for some time have turned up in the living rooms of several municipal officials. The museum insisted the paintings were "on loan." None has been returned yet. A senior army officer "borrowed" a military vehicle and » squad of soldiers to help him reconstruct his private villa. The officer, a major general, received a stinging reprimand from his superiors. One big' current scandal is the collapse of the Israel-British Bank of Tel Aviv, which may cost the government $185 million. The row centers on whether he treasury was aware of the jank's troubles and failed to ,ake swift action, as some critics claim. An Israeli couple was caught occupying an apartment in an mmigrant absorption center at .he same time that immigra- :ion officials were complaining they lacked · room for all the newcomers arriving here. The two were evicted. But not before several more veteran Israelis were found living in government-subsidized homes supposedly ieserved for immigrants. Some believe the wave of exposes mark a new morality stemming from Israel's shortcomings in last October's mideasl war. The Yom Kippur calamity forced high-level resignations in the army and indirectly led to the resignation of Golda Meir's cabinet. Virtually all the scandals have 'been uncovered by Israel's four major Hebrew dailies, which are fiercely competitive. Carmen Moves Inland From Louisiana Coast Amnesty Plan Blasted By Vet Leaders By RICK PENDERGRASS TIMES Staff Writer Hunt For Economic Solution Becoming Political Battle A News Analysis By CARL P. LEUBSDORF WASHINGTON (AP) - The search for a solution to the nation's economic woes is becoming a battle for political advantage, spurred by the 1974 election campaign. Other issues too, such as the ouestion of when Nelson A. Rockefeller will be confirmed as vice president, are inevitably going to be caught up in Dolitics as the Nov. 5 balloting for 435 House seats, 34 Senate spot's and 34 governorships approaches. /' Strategists in both the Republican-held White House and the Democratic-controlled Congress are acutely aware that economic issues have become the most potent politically m the month since Richard M. Nixon resigned the presidency. ACTS QUICKLY For example, Senate Democrats acted quickly last week after a White House official indicated major action on the economy might be delayed unti January because Congress was planning to adjourn in mid-Oc tober. In a resolution passed Thnrs day, Democrats pledged coop eration with Ford and indicatec they stood ready to stay in ses sion all year, if necessary, to deal with the economy. "We want to debunk the idea that Congress is getting ready to go home and stay home be cause of the election," Assl Democratic Leader Robert C Byrd of West Virginia said. White House officials ex pressed delight with.the prom fse of cooperation on the ecoho my and repeated Ford's hop that a lame-duck session, afte the election, would be unneces sary. House Republican Leade John J. Rhodes of Arizona however, took aim at the polit cal aspects of the Democrat' statement, saying he sees "r realistic need for a lame due session at Congress this year." Senate and House Democratic aders will have to decide this eek whether they want to ad- jurn in October and risk Re- ublican accusations they failed i act on economic problems. Senate Democratic Leader .CONTINUED" ON PAGE TWO1 Leaders of local veterans' organizations are flatly opposed to any kind of amnesty for Vietnam era deserters and draft evaders--conditional or otherwise. Commanders of Fayetteville's Disabled American Veterans, the Veterans of. Foreign Wars and the American Legion basically argue that "if we had to go, they should have to go" and that the deserters and draft resisters. shirked their -patriotic duty by not serving. The veterans reason that deserters and draft resisters.had :he opportunity at the time of going through normal channels f they had moral objections to he war. Leroy Baugtis, commander of the Fayetteville DAV post, said, Final Filing Day Sept. 26 Sept. 26 is the final day for andidates for the Fayetteville toard of Directors to file peti- ion's supporting their candidacy n the November General Election. The petitions, which must onlain the names of at least 0 qualified electors, must be iled with the city clerk. Each candidate must file for ne of seven positions available. Those desiring to run for a pecific ward position must file or Position One, Two, Three of the local VFW post, .said he could "live with" a.conditibna amnesty program if it provides some type of punishment. "I was in a war myself, an I feel they should have been too. I'm.' hot opposed -to lettin these guys cpm_e back'and hay a chance to serve their countrt but there just has to be som (CONTOTCED ON PAGE TWO) have no real gruff with COs (conscientious ob- Eniwetok Revisited Four. Those filing for arge positions must file at- for 'osition Five, Six or Seven. The prospective candidate must fulfill all voting requirements set by the state. A political pledge is not required of the candidates for the position of director under the city manager form of government, because all the candidates run without political affiliation. Each candidate, however, is required to file a code of ethics statement by Oct. 26. These statements are to be filed with the secretary of state and may 'We the lectors). They stayed here and 3id what.the people of the coun- :ry considered right. They went through the proper channels and paid the proper allegiance to the country. COMBAT VETERAN "But those who left without doing some type of duty for the country--this was wrong," Baugus said. Baugus, now a University of Arkansas student, is the only member of the local DAV chapter to serve.active duty in Vietnam. He was wounded by machinegiin f i r e - and now is confined to a wheelchair, paralyzed from the chest down. "There is such a thing as forgiving and forgetting," Baugus said. "But when you are totally disabled, it is harder to forget." The veterans take the stand that the resistors and deserters broke the law and should be answerable to the law, in the past and in the future. Bill Threlkeld, past mander zations, HONOLULU (AP) - The people of Eniwetok, orphans of the atomic age for 27 years, returned to.their homeland briefly this weekend and learned that it will be a while before they are allowed back on the j Pacific atoll. Federal officials said 'the northern islands of the isolated, tiny atoll are still too dangerously- radioactive from series of atomic tests to permit full-time occupancy, and at least one . island will be absolutely off limits. of native Eni- representatives he obtained clerk. from the county of all three organl- said, "I'm strongly opposed to any kind of amnesty. It's a question of this country's ability to be consistent and fair. "Who's to say which of the resistors was sincerely opposed ;o the war on acceptable moral grounds and which was just a slacker. And how can you tell a man who went ahead and served and maybe got wounded, when perhaps he was opposed to the war himself. How can you justify to him letting these Petitions for use in filing for candidacy are available at the city clerk's office in City Hall. A delegation wetokese met of the Department of Defense, the Department of the Interior and the Atomic Energy Commission on Eniwetok, to review a preliminary environmental impact statement on the homecoming plans. FIRST LOOK For many of the 50 or so natives invited, it was the first look at their ancestral home since they were exiled to a smaller atoll, Ujelang, in 1947. There were 136 Eniwetokese when they were exiled; there are about 400 today. The' United States conducted more than 30 nuclear explosion on Eniwelok between 1948 and 1Q58, including th world's first hydrogen bomb test in 1952. CONTINUED ON P «5E ' guys off now?" Threlkeld and An Army crane-helicopter lifts the Washington County Courthouse steeple Saturday afternoon (luring a practice run, carrying it from Walker Practice Run Brothers Machine . Shop to Springdale Airport. Final leg of the 'lift' was scheduled this morning between 7' and 8. The Courthouse was to be cordoned off for at least block to prevent possible in juries to specfators. See re lated photo on Page 2 (TIMESpholo by Ken Good) Storm Takes Decided Turn To Northwest NEW ORLEANS -(AP) -- urrirane Carmen battered ouisjana's low-lying coast aturday night, whipping up iigh tides with winds that gust- d to 180 miles per hour near lie center. A lale evening weather serv- ce bulletin said Carmen's eye was 90 miles south-southwest o! New Orleans, with hurricane winds screaming over Grand Isle and deserted marshes along-.the gulf. At 9 p.m. CDT, the' center was located at latitude 28.8 north and longitude SO.9 west, and the storm had . taken a more decided turn to the northwest. National Guard spokesmen laid 11,050 guardsmen would be ictivated at dawn Sunday to tssist in cleaning up the dam- ge sure to be left behind by lie onslaught of the massive torm center. EXTREMELY DANGEROUS Described as extremely dan- erous, Carmen headed inland or an area around Houma, a., but was reported a dimin- shing tin-eat to Mississippi, .labama a n d . Florida. However, a hurricane warning,remained in effect from Morgan ~!ily. La., to Mobile, Ala. She was veering slightly west if due north with highest su's- ained winds at 150 m.p.h. For- vard speed was about 10 m.pin. ler winds built up high tides : pf ' 2 to 14 feet in an area where ivc feet above sea level is-a ill. Tens of thousands evacuated he 'coastal area during a day if highway traffic which often vas bumper to bumper, at''a ruslrating crawl. · · Gov. Edwin Edwards said 'resident Ford telephoned him. rom Washington to offer full edcral support in rebuilding any areas damaged by the powerful hurricane. "He is well aware of the impending disaster and has ilerted all the federal agencies 'n the state," said Edwards. He added that the President asked him to call the White rlousc in case of a severs emergency. However, the storm's westward veer would ease what had been a major danger. Had Carmen not veered west (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Historic Pact Signed Saturday John Weir, ·TiinmiBiiiiiiiBitiiiiiiiiniiramiriiiaiMNSiM Inside Sunday's TIMES Dr. John White To Retire 3A Crossword Punle 10A Amarillo Slim Mokes film Debut _ _ -- 11A Ihe Huntsville Mossocre IB County Foir To Open Tuesday ----3B The Capitol Report -- 13B Editorial 4A Sports. 5B-9B For Women 8A-9A Entertainment 10B Book Reviews 'IDA Classified HB-13B IIIUIIinMUilll!^ commander of the American Legion Post, both brought up the possibility of future wars and the potentially dangerous precedent of amnesty for those who evaded service in othe Vietnam conflict. "According according to history and Bible, we're going to have another war, and in the near future," Weir said. "If we let these guys get away with ducking their . duty, we won't have anybody to fight for us in the next one." Nicholas Markov, commander lOCAt FORECAST- Partly cloudy and mild through Monday with highs today in the low 80s and lows tonight in the upper 50s. High Monday should be in the lower 80s. Sunset today 7:35. Sunrise Monday 6:54. Weather map on page 13B. Mozambique s Colonial War Ends LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- i Portugal and the Mozambique guerrillas signed an historic pact Saturday, setting the African territory firmly on the road to independence after nearly five centuries of foreign rule and calling an end to 10 years of bloody colonial war. Blacks in the Mozambique capital of Lourenco Marques reacted jubilantly by rallying in the city's sports stadium and waving flags, but angry white settlers clashed with guerrilla sympathizers in the city. The South African Press Association said armed soldiers who once fought for Portugal seized-a Lourenco Marques radio station and called on people to rise up against the guerrillas of the Mozambique Liberation front, or Frelimo. . . . The uprising was reported led by a clandestine organization known as "The Dragons of Death " which has been distributing leaflets promising to strike at "Frelimo murderers' and their supporters. The group is made up of former paratroopers and commandos who fought against Frelimo in the 10-year guerrilla war in Mozambique. . The radio station was broadcasting martial music, interrupted periodically by calls to police, army, navy and air force personnel to report immediately to barracks. The whites marched through the streets of Ixiurenco Mar- ques smashing windows and overturning · cars. They attacked a pro-independence newspaper office and destroyed ihree of its delivery vans. Six Africans drivnig through the downtown area in a car flying a large guerrilla flag were attacked and almost lynched. A Portuguese army patrol intervened and forced the mob to release them. Later,, hundreds of whites drove through the streets blowing their car horns in an anti- guerrilla demonstration. Mozambique Gov. Fcrro Ribeiro broadcast an appeal for calm and warned that authorities would not tolerate rioting. The war in Mozambique killed thousands on. both sides and helped fuel the coup that ousted the dictatorial Portu- gese regime in April. Fighting in Mozambique ended at midnight Saturday and independence for the African territory be proclaimed next June 25, the 13th anniversary of the founding of the Mozambique Liberation Front, or Frelimo. Until then, a transitional government made up of a front-appointed premier, six front-appointed ministers and three ministers chosen by the Lisbon government will rule. As figurehead of state there will be a high commissioner for Mozambique, appointed by Portuguese Premier Antonio de Spinola. Speaking directly after the iigning, Samora Machel, oresl- dent of the front, declared that 'after 500 years of oppression and 10 years of armed struggle, Frelimo has succeeded in imposing its rights--Portugal has recogni/ed its obligation to .ransfer power in Mozambique to Frelimo, the true representative of all the Mozambican. people. "The war has ended with victory for not only the Mozambicans but also for the Portuguese people. It was particularly a victory for those young army officers who had decided that they had to overthrow the former criminal government that ruled by terror in Portu-

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