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Doesn't Completely Agree Lucas Considering Amnesty VANCOUVER, B.C. (AP) Samuel Lucas, a former Arkfin- san who moved to Canada to evade Hie d r a f t 5'/ 2 years ago, said Monday nigtil lie was seriously considering returning to in light of conditional Lucas, 29, told, a newsman for the United Slates President Ford's amnesty program. KAIT-TV of Jonesboro in a telephone interview that he had not decided whether he would return. Lucas was living in a rural area near Elm Slore. Ark., when he left for Canada. Elm Store is in North-Central Arkansas south ot Myrtle, Mo. Lucas said he thought that, in a wuy, the amnesty program was a good thing, but tie did not 'quile agree' with some of its provisions. Lucas was critical of the Jan. 31, 1975 deadline that evaders have to turn themselves in. "A lot of the people who are living in Canada now are tied in vadlous ways, buying a Federal Takeover Suggested Coal Oil Firms Said Reaping Huge Profits DALLAS (AP) -- A fcderall takeover of the energy industry or lougher enforcement of antitrust laws may be needed to control Ihe runaway costs of basic fuels, several delegates said at a conference on inflation hero. Power industry executives among Ihe 69 delegates f r o m :( industry, government and citizens' groups at the conference Monday claimed that coal and oil companies are reaping huge profits from the energy crisis, causing a significant contribution to the nation's rate of inflation. Alan Radin of the American Public Power Association said that the price of coal, the prin cipal fuel used to generate power, has gone up by 62 per cent in recent years flnd some coal companies have had profits of up to 84 per cent. \ And yet, he said, coal production has dropped significantly. "We see no alternative bu- soine type of control on fue' prices," he said, "or a more vigorous enforcement of anti trust laws." A. ,1. Wagner, director and chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority, s a i d the coal shortage is so severe that "wo face a strong possibility of a power cutback this winter sim ply because of a shortage o coal." Coal generates 80 per cent o the TVA power, he said, am the price for a ton of the fue has soared from $3.45 in 1966 to $28 now. PEOPLE TO SPEAK "I don't.believe the American people will hold still for th ; profits that are involved here,' · be said. "If it's not controlled ·the American people will de mand a takeover of the energ: ; industry." E. B. Leisenring Jr. of t h i Westmoreland Coal Co. sail that when Ihe high profit re ports from the coal companiei are announced later this year e hoped the public would real- r,c "the coal industry over the jst 25 years have had a roturn o investment of less than 5 per ent- ile said coal mining costs ave doubled in 10 years and ntil last year seven of the 10 op coal companies were losing money. Delegates to the conference Iso blamed inflation on envi- onmejilal quality legislation, ovcrnment spending and general "high living" by the Ant rican society. Charles Luce, president of Jonsolidaled Edison Co. of New York, said that "air and water aws should de looked at closely as to the cost to the con- umcr." He said the laws would forbid iis company from discharging icated w.ater into waters around New York which already are devoid of fish life. Con ED, as a result, he said, nay have to spend $1.5 billion on cooling towers. "This is virtually our whole construction budget for the next ,hree years," he said, adding .hat the costs must he passed along to the consumer in a city which already has the highest electricity costs in the country. REGULATIONS BLAMED Coal company officials said that mine safety and environmental regulations have caused a 30 per cent drop in coal production and increased c o a l prices. Several delegates called for a crash program on energy con servation, noting that Amori cans have been living "beyom Iheir means" in the use of nat ural resources. "Conservation may be the an swer," said Consumer's Unior official Betty Furness. "If i means a lower standard of liv ing, maybe we'll just have t get used to it." "The public dialoge is not fac ing up to the basic problem,' said Luce. "We've been livinj beyond our means in this coun try. We've used the best of ou resources, but we want to esca late our'demands." Suggestions for conservation measures included a massivel advertised voluntary effort, t. removal of federal regulation on fuel prices and allow the in creased price to force con servation. Carol Foreman of the Con sumer Federation of Americ protested the suggestion to re move price controls from nati ral gas. She said that the cos to the consumer of such an ac tion could run as high as $9 bi. lion a year. ; Government spending cam under fire from several del officials sai gales and ,,,,. federal-competition was cuttin into the availability of loan cap e Scientist Dies PASADENA (AP) -- - D r . Dan H. Campbell, 67, a noted researcher in the fields of immunology and allergies, died Monday while being treated for a heart attack. lie had been on tde faculty of California Institute of Technology for 32 years and was a consultant to numerous government agencies and hospitals. ital needed for industrial pansion. 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Would he tajie an oath" of alle Picket Line Slopped By LR Firemen LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Local firemen decided Monday night lo discontinue -- at least tem- porariliy an informational lance to the Constitution? country and its "I'd have to say again that I eel that my decision again was i moral decision against war, against killing; and, if it was equired of me to kill in a sim- lar circumstance like that, I'd be disposed not to dp it," LUCES laid. "I think, as far as giving icrvice to the country -- and not a negative thing like...a war or something like, that--to iromote good...I.'would-be wiling lo do that. But as a moral decision, myself, i can't seeihat killing would be right.'.'---He cited hospital work as an example of an alternative serv- ce he would agree to do. Lucas added, "I think legally someone who evades the law is a criminal. Morally, I don't feel ;lial I am a criminal or any -hing like that. I think, morally, I'm right." Lucas told of the events leading up to his draft evasion: "At the time, I was going to the university; so, I had a university deferment, and then as soon as my father had a stroke, I took over the family fund. I was 1 changed from, a student deferment to. a hardship .deferment. During this lime, my father got "a little bit better. My father and mother left and went to Chicago to a rehabilitative clinic." Lucas said some neighbors "decided to get together and start a petition" to urge that he picket line that they had begun in the hope of getting higher pay. But the firemen agreed to proceed with the work slowdown under which they plan to answer emergency calls but forego r o u t i n e maintenance duties and daily training sessions. They plan lo continue the slowdown,.until they get a firm commitment from the city gov ernmenT. that Ihey will gel "parity" pay with the city po licemen. Firemen also decided Mon day night to quit helping park cars at War Memorial Stadium during Arkansas Razorbacl games. Capt. John Uckman, presi dent of Local 34 of the Inter ational Association of F i r e ighters, said he did not consid or removal of the picket line ·step toward giving up the effor be drafted. He b o a r d also said got his draft "various or more pay now. Uckman said the fircme -nought the picketing alread, had been effective in t h a t it hac gotten a bood public response 'We felt that for right now has served its purpose rea good," he said. Uekman said no action wa taken at the meeting con corning a strike. "We just don want to go put on a strike; w wouldn't strike unless we wer forced to," he said. U e k m a n indicated tha "strong actions" by the cit government possibly could prc voke a strike. In response to a question, h said if some firemen were fire because they called in sick on on Sunday but failed to turn a sick slip this one time, tha possibly could provoke a strik "This could possibly really st the men up...." he said. Fifty-one firemen called i sick Sunday, but Uekman sa this was not a union activity. anonymous phone calls" urging that he be drafted. That, he said, led to his draft, which pealed. and Ort the same day'l left for Canada,' he recalled: lie 'unsuccessfully ap- "I took my physical, Officials See No Turning Back Once Amnesty Steps Begun C i t y McMullin Manager has said meet with firemen Carle to he wou to 'discu. possible discipline for any fir man who reported back fro sick leave without a doctor certificate. Only three, of the 80" Litt Rock firemen due to report work Monday called in sick. NorlhwiHt A rAVETTEVILL iuf Draws Few Inquiries Amnesty Piar By THE' ASSOCIATED PRESS land deserter President Ford's limited amnesty plan has created a storm ot controversy but apparently las drawn few inquiries from draft evaders or deserters and no early confirmed reports of any takers. The Justice Department said 10 persons identifying themselves as evaders or deserters called seeking information during the first IZ hours after amnesty was announced. Spokeswoman Gloria C. h'own said some of -the calls came from persons in Canada vho said they had no money or transportation to a U.S. at- orney's office. She added five department employes will handle amnesty inquiries. ·Initial reaction to the proposal was predictable. War resistors said it didn't go far enough and veterans groups said it went too far. Draft evaders and deserters iving in exile called the proposal unacceptable because it implied guilt on the part of those who had spurned involvement in what they viewed as an immoral war. VEHEMENT OPPOSITION Veterans groups and some relatives of Vietnam casualties were just as vehement in their opposition, calling it a betrayal of those who had fought and died in Southeast Asia. The plan probably received its warmest reception in Congress where several key leaders endorsed it. President Ford on Monday set in motion the government machinery to grant conditional amnesty to Vietnam-era draft evaders and deserters if they reaffirm their allegiance to the United States by Jan. 31, 1975, and work up to 24 months in low-paying public service jobs. He also indicated that persons serving prison sentences for draft evasion or desertion would be released pending decisions on their cases by an amnesty clemencv board. In Canada, the most popular haven for the 12,500 deserters and 4,060 fugitive draft eva ders, there ' apparently was little interest in accepting '· the offer of amnesty. The reception in Sweden ...!,,,,,,, ,,t-,mil At\n / I f ^ f f en r a /lor ool. · George M from Atlanta means forg really amnes pirit ot the 1 ivrong. Not hat war." The widow man killed i s'olde of Ona 'What about over there maimed, phi ally? What were killed?" The Rev. nf D n l i n n ji uaiiun, Army Capt, was declared Two i larrtl Loiyt LITTLE R iy Glenn Fc Springs an Jentzsch ol guilty Monda B CSSG tnS' 5Q1Q " inVOlVBl juana distri kansas* histo Ferguson to distri b ul marijuana narcotics a pleaded guil 1,250 pounds Judge Or District Cou ing pending the men's are free on One of charged ] and six ot spiring fronr to March juana. The six o indictment Whitehead Emerson, b Rock; Janv Hollis Willis thew Robe Rock, and City. Fla. Asst, U.S dick said ft NorlhwBrt Arkantm TIMES, Tuet., Sept 17, 1974 * 11 live, also was Meals, deserter said, "Amnesty iving. This isn't sty at all. In the law, we did nothing in the context of in Vietnam, Joyce way, Mich., asked, the boys who went and came back physically and men- of the men who Lawrence Murphy Ga., whose son, Larron D. Murphy, missing in action thl :n 1970, said, "I don't fceWhat it's exactly right to hold a i r u d g e . . . . I would say give em an opportunity to redeem themselves. But groups leaders blasted of the veterans proposal. John J. Slang, commander-in- chief of the Veterans of Foreign. Wars, said Ford's action "does a gross injustice to those who served honorably, those who died and received wounds, and those who were for so long imprisoned." . : Several congressional leaders voiced support for the plan, including House Speaker Carl Albert, D-Okla., jorily Leader D-Mont. and Senate Ma- Mike Mansfield, Two Plead Guilty In State's Largest Narcotic Ring Case ROCK (AP) -- Bob- 3rguson, 34, of Hot d William Henry : Benlon pleaded ly to indictments in t narcotics officers i hte largest rnari- bulion ring in Arry. also pleaded guilty ing BO pounds of to an undercover agent, and Jentzsch "ly to possession of of marijuana. n Harris - of U.S. :t deferred sentenc- an investigation ol backgrounds, they bond at this time, the indictments Ferguson, men Jentzsch with con- where about Just one MAIN PART for each -- tunic, pants, shorts, skirt, dress! Whip up this quickie wardrobe in a few hours for a few dollars. Printed Pattern 4874: Misses' Sizes 3, 10, 12, 14, IS, 18. 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The deserter or evader can cite reasons why he should serve fewer than the 24-month maximum length of service. 3ut if he is unhappy with the lime decided on by the local U.S. attorney or his former-military service, there is no established route of appeal, and refusal to serve probably would result in prosecution for the original offense. Officials say an evader or deserter living in Canada should call or wdite before reporting to a U.S. attorney or his former military service. They caution that some men -no one is sure how many -might be ineligible for the program. Instead of starting a public service job, these men mighl find themselves under arrest. Some might have been legally charged outside the Aug. 4 1964, to March 28, 1973, period covered by the program. Others may be accused of crimes in addition to draft evasion or desertion. The 4,500 evaders and desert ers believed to be living in Can ada have 15 days from the date they re-enter the United States until they report to a miliary installations (for deserters) or the U.S. attorney in the a r e a where their draft board was located (for evaders). The iaformal controls along Ihe U.S.-Canadian border mak it likely some returnees wi! come back without checking a U.S. Customs stations, all o which have had computerize lists of evaders and deserter since 1970, Those who do report at th border will be checked off an handed a copy of Ford's amnes ty proclamation, but in no wa followed, officials say. Once a deserter has com pleted his alternative service he receives a new "clemenc discharge" in place of the un desirable discharge. Although given a clear mil ,ary record, he receives no ve era'ns benefits. His discharg carries no code identifying hin as a deserter, but the Veteran Administration receives a Iis of persons discharged "for wi! ful and persistent unauthorize ears on conviction of con- erting to his own use $30,300 in ssets of the North Little Rock olicemen's Pension and Relief 'und. Supt. A. L. Lockhart of Cummins Prison Farm said Garrion would undergo the standard wo-week orientation program and then start using a hoe or ADVERTISE HERE, Thousands of homemaKers refff tWi feature dally . . . and tb«/' will i« yoitr absence." A major objection amor some evaders and deserters amnesty proposals suggested Found Guilty Lenord Michael Chapman i Fayetteville was found guilty : Washington Circuit Court Mo day on a charge of possessio of a controlled substance. C i r c u i t Judge Maup Cummings fined Chapman $5 plus court costs for the misd meanor offense. Chapman was arrested Jim 114, for possession of marijuan ird was a requirement for me statement of allegiance or .mission of guilt. In the program announced Suspect In Harrison Bank Robbery Pleads Insanity i about August 1973 to distribute mari six others named in the were John Davi and Jimmy Andrev both of North Little James Williams, Michae and Floyd Mat all of Little Atty. Walter Rid indictment as it per ained to James Williams be cause "I...have serious doubt as to the accuracy of the ident ieation made of this man b several witnesses." William was released from his bond. 'only deserters must statement which-- de- their allegiance and in : a promise to "defend the ' the United enemies, for- onday, gn a ares udes onstitution of ates against all _.. gn and domestic...." There is i mention,of their crime or :etnam. Officials said evaders' parti- pation in the public service ogram will be tantamount to statement of allegiance to the nited States. John Richard pleaded innocent Garrison Begins 12-Year Prison Sentence CUMMINS PRISON FARM, rk. on (AP) -- Former Alderman iltle Rock londay to Garrison. 45, of North HARBISON. Ark. who identified (AP) -- A himself as A second indictment charged nly Ferguson with distributing pounds of marijuana to un- jrcover narcotics agent Mi- lael Vowell in September 1S73 t Benton. Ferguson was ar- ested in September 1973 on a tate charge in the same al- !ged incident. That charge, 'hich has not been prosecuted, ccuses him of possession of 80 ounds of marijuana. Harry L. Hastings Sr. of ittle Rock, board chairman ol loon Distributing Co., posted a 50,000 surely bond for Fergu- on on the slate charge. ITergu- on posted $5,000 cash on a' $50,MO bond on the two federal harges. The Internal Revenue ervice Ihen placed a lien on ;he $5,000 to cover taxes he al- egedly owes. A third indictment charged 'entzsch with possession of 1,50 pounds of marijuana in his lickup truck last Nov. 29 with ntent to distribute. A second count charged him with posses- ion of 847 grams of marijuana at his home. He pleaded guilty .0 both counts. . Federal narcotics agent J. Bernard Redd conceded after :he indictments were made TMblic that it was possible the .ndictments did not include the oersons who actually organized and financially backed the ring. Riddick said Monday it appeared authorities were no closer to finding the ultimate organizers. Bayless, 59, by reason of day. Police surrendered here start serving 12 pick." Garrison's attorney, John B. 'hurman of Little Rock, said a ousin of Garrison's drove him o Cummins. Circuit Court Judge William . Kirby of Pulaski County seu- enced Garrison -July 11 and ;ave him · until Monday to get iis affairs in order. Thurman said Mrs. Garrison vpuld operate Garrison Blow -'ipe and Sheet Metal Works in Morth Little Rock and's absence. in her hus- A circuil court jury convicted Garrison on Dec. 18, 1973, on a charge of converting to his own ise $16,000 in fund assets. Garrison pleaded guilty last July 11 o two additional charges alleging convedsion of a total $14,300 on two other occasions. He still naintained he was ihnocenl after his guilty pleas. Kirby sentenced Garrison to insanity to attempting to rob a local bank Monday, then was ordered to enter the State Hospital for 30 days observation. Circuit Court Judge Joe D. Villines of Harrison ordered the man to go to the hospital Fri- said Bayless' credentials checked to a person living in Long Beach, Calif. ·When, asked for. a name, the man s a i d ' h e - W a s going under Ihe name of John Richard Bayless. Officers are checking his identity. The robbery of First National Bank of Harrison was foiled when a bank customer disarmed the would-be robber as he fled the bank. Jerry McFarland, bank president, said Jerry Dobbs had seen the robbery from outside the bank and grabbed the robber from behind as he exited. McFarland said . the robber dropped a gun. and a brown grocery bag full of money. Police had been alerted by a bank cashier and were on the scene and apprehended the man. One report said more than $51,000 was in the grocery bag. Mrs. Billy Norton, a cashier said the man entered the bank about 8 a.m. and asked to see someone who had not been em ployed by the bank lor more than two years. Mrs. Norton said she took the man to her desk and the man told her he was interested in mying a farm. She said shi old him he would have to talk with Bob Pinson and directec lim to Pinson's desk. Mrs. Nor ton said the man talked witt Pinson for about 20 minutes. Mrs. Norton said she wa talking with other bank employ es when Ihe man stuck a gun i her ribs and said, "This is 12 years on each charges and made of the those three holdup. Give me all your mon y." She said she collected bill from the cashier's station whil sentences concurrent. He specified that Garrison serve at least four years before eligible for parole. being Harness Pleads Guilty A pica of guilty was filed in Washington Circuit Court Monday by Gary Paul Harness of fr'ayelteville on charges of burglary and grand larceny. Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings took the case under advisement for an undetermined length time. of The charges stemmed from an incident last September in which Harness broke inlo the Medadk Building, 207 E. Dickson, and stole drug preparations and needlea. PSC Reports LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A engineer for the Arkansas Pub lie Service Commission say General Telephone Co. of t h Southwest has failed to provic a quality of service that meet PSC standards. Lee Pigg, assistant to th chief engineer ot the PSC, file iis report on the utility's qual ,y Monday in preparation for hearing next week on a $2 million r a t e increase bein sought by the utility. Pigg's testimony indicate that the utility has been provi ing adequate telephone servic but that the qualitiy of servic falls short of the standards e tablished in commission reg lations. Ho said the problems pr marily were in Iransmissio He said his investigation foun too much "crosstalk" noise an (inductive interference on lines e repeated, "Hurry up. Hurry ." Mrs. Norton said the man arned the other employes not call police or he would harm cr. Mrs.' Norton said Cathy eele, a cashier at a drive-in ndow, got some pennies, alked back to her window and ailed police. Judges See Need For More Money By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More money is needed to deal ffectively with unemployment Franklin and Lawrence ounties, the two county judges did Monday. But, the judges said, new fed- ·al grants they are to receive nder the Comprehensive Em- loyment and Training Act will Once Invulnerable Utilities Now Face Common Problems elp. The federal Labor Depart- lent said last, week it had allo- ·rfed $65 million to fight.unem- .oymenl in areas having more lan 6.5 per cent of the popu- ition out of work. In Arkansas, those areas are 'ranklin and Lawrence coun- es. The areas are to receive a otal of $165,374. Judge Cleo Moody of Lawence County and Judge J. P. Paul" McFerran of Franklin ounty both said they would se the money to hire road vorkers. "It'll help a little, but it won't iolve the unemployment prob- em," said Moody. "It's better than putting them m welfare," McFerran said. 'And the roads can sure use he work on them." By JOHN CUNNIFF NEW YORK (AP) -- Seldom do the nation's power utilities elicit much sympathy fdom the public. Aren't they the money- hungry monsters you f e e l are always raising rates? Aren't they the polluters of air and Water? Experience indicates- that the utilities never have been able to deal effectively with those criticisms, one of the reasons being that the public isn't inclined to be patient with big, profitable, comfortable corporations. Those attributes, however, once endeared the utilities to the financial community. Yes, :hey were profitable, and they lad an assured market, and :hey paid regular dividends. That made them prime investments. But now, to their distress, the uililies are losing their financial friends. And, with almost nowhere to turn, they may seek to make friends with the federal government in Washington. been welcome in the c r e d i t markets because of their slabil- now, with high interest ity. But rates pressing d o w n on their profits, the conservative investors who typically lent money to the utilities had reason to worry. One after another "offering" of bonds and debentures attracted fewer takers than anticipated. . Man Charged In Death Of His Son-ln-Law LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Rob^ ert Watson, 47, of Little Rock was charged with murder Monday his The difficulties than one origin. have Some more critics TPE League Tells Political Donation L-ITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Re- Transport af ion Political Educa. ion League reported Monday that it had contributed $1,950 early this month to five Demo- candidates in Arkansas, league is the political cratic The arm of the Transportation Union. The league reported a $1,000 contribution to Rep. Wilbur D. Mills; $250 to Bill Clinton of Fa- blame the ecologists w h o delayed plant construction. Others criticize t h e regulators. Some point to complacent management. The rise in the cost of oil is part of the problem. So is the rise in borrowing costs. When all these factors were either nonexistent or considerably smaller, shares of utilities were among he bluest of the blue chips..They.were the finest offerings in the financial com-. munity. They attracted big in ! vestors. Institutions such as mutual and pension funds liked them So did the big bank trusts ant the insurance companies am the widows and pensioners, who could be assured of dividends Unintedrupted dividends was the trademark of utilities. The problems mounted dur ing the past decade. All over the nation utilities found them selves on the defensive from delays in new plans so as t protect nature. At the same time the demand for electricity was soaring which meant those new plant yetteville, a gress from candidate the 3rd for Con- District; $300 to Joe Purcell of Benton, a candidate for lieutenant governor; $100 to Cliff Hoofman of North Little Rock, a candidate for a seat in the state House of Representatives; and $200 to state Hep. Claude M. Wade of Yellville. The Committee On Political Education of the AFL-CIO reported a $500 contribution to the re-election campaign of Rep. Bill Alexander, D-Ark. The reports were filed in the office of Secretary of State Kel ly Bryant. were needed as never before Management wasn't able handle the situation -- som claim it was unmanageable Brownouls and blackouts en sued. Again for ecological reasons many utilities were forced I switch to cleaner coal or to oth er fuels, which left them vu" nerablc when oil became sea: cer and prices higher. The compounding of pro lems had already left man utilities dazed when what mar believe could be the coup grace was administered by ri ing interest rates and a fallin stock market. By nature, utilities a r e b: borrowers, t h e i r capital e: pendilures for plant and equi mcnt being enormous. In tim past they have almost always in the shotgun slaying of son-in-law, Robert Wayna olden, 20, of Little Rock, tha ilice said. Watson was arrested shortly ter Bolden was shot once in e back of the head at close ange with a .410-gauge shotgun uring an argument at Wat- n's home Sunday night. Wat- m was bein held in lieu of ond' Monday. The police said the shooting ccurred when Bolden went to le Watson home to see his es- anged wife, Joyce. Watson )ld the police that his wife, ose, refused to let Bolden en- the house. When she did, olden threatened her with a istol and forced his way in- ide, he said. The police said Watson then ame out of a bedroom with a oaded shotgun and allegedly ired at Bolden. Bolden was pronounced dead bout one hour later at the Uni- ·ersity of Arkansas Medical Center. Mrs. Bolden was at the homa it Ihe time of the shooting, but ;he was in another room, .the lolice said. Woman Found Guiliy Of Multiple Charges Shirley A. Wqlfe of Fayetteville was found guilty in Washington Circuil Court Monday on, charges of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, driving while intoxicated and refusal to take an intoximeler test. Mrs. Wolfe was fined $500 and sentenced to one year In the county jail by Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings. The one-year sentence was suspended and Mrs. Wolfe was placed on good behavior. She was also granted restricted driving priviledgcs so that she may commute to work. Mrs. Wolfe was arrested Aug. 28 by Fayetteville police.

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