Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 18, 1974 · Page 18
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18 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Sopt. 18, 1974 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Storm Engulfs New President Controversy Over Nixon Pare/ on Subject Of Heated Debate A NEWS ANALYSIS By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- It was the day after President Ford granted a pardon to Richard Nixon and the two correspondents were discussing the stunning news as they rode up the ele- valor to their offices in the National Press Building here. "Well, Ford just blew his presidential election chances in 197G," said one correspondent with an air of finality. "I don't think so," said the other correspondent. It will all blow over in a few months." The two newsmen were still arguing heatedly about the political impact of Mr. Ford's controversial decision as they got off the elevator and dis- Or Say They Will Leave The Business Producers Want More Of Milk Dollars SULPHUR SPRINGS, Tex. (AE') '-- M i l k production is turning into a sour business for dairy farmers in East Texas. "W h e n our milk check doesn't cover the feed bill you know something is wrong," said Mrs. Vera Harrington who, wilh her husband, owns a 600- acre farm near here. The problem, they, .along with other farmers in the area pointed this week, is that the producers are not getting enough of the money paid at the supermarket counter by the consumer for a gallon of milk. "For 100 pounds of milk we get about $8," she said. "You butter, ice milk. pay about $20 for it at the store. Now where is that $12 going? I'm not getting it. Some body is," she said. Mrs. Harrington and her fellow dairy farmers say they are going to have to get some of that money or get out of the business. This means (he con sumers may have to pay higher prices in the future to stock their refrigerators with cheese cream and plain Mrs, Harrington is no stan- er to dairy barns. Her family operated dairy farms and she and her husband D.T. Havring- on have operated one in south- vest Hopkins County for 22 vears. NO QUARREL Mrs. Harrington and the ome 500 other dairymen in this county-- one of the largest milk- Droducing areas in the nation -lave no quarrel with the milk drinker, the ice ' cream eater, the toast-butterer, the cheese connoisseur. But something is wrong somewhere, she says, and it's unclear just where. Mrs. Harrington surveyed milk cows standing in deep coastal Bermuda grass, as she walked away from the dark barn and its pungent, warm manure odor. The cows, she said, represent a $1,500 investment. Each. The grass is a big investment, too. "Fertilizer has gone up 30C At The Library By ANN JACOBS THE LIBRARY'S slide collection has 'jeen enhanced significantly by Ihe acquisition of "The Winning Ways of the Burlington House Awards Gardens," 60 views of prize-winning gardens coast to coast. This is the first year that Burlington House, manufacturers of home furnishings, has presented this award, and they are off to a fine start. Winners range from the magnificent Philip K. ("Spearmint") Wri£ ley estate in southern Wisconsin to a three-acre community garden in Seattle, the "P"-Patch, and the judges also approved a Manhattan career girl's apartment and a 17 by 21 foot herb garden in Connecticut. AMONG THE more unusual places visited are -the Toucl and Smell garden for the blind maintained by the Jewish Braille Institute of New York and the poodle-cut olive trees ol Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Drachman of Phoenix. A commentary is suppliec with the slides that gives ful Information in an agreeable narrativie style. This would bi a natural program for any gar den gr.oup, and would he enjoy ed by anyone who appreciate, fine landscaping and well-grown plants. On the hook front, novel keep getting better all the time This week's delivery iniclude the 25th anniversary antholog. from "Fantasy and Scienc Fiction" magazine and a collec lion of stories by the late-Joh O'Hara, written in the sixtic and now published for the firs time. MARTHA ALBRAND, t h a expert of international sub pense, is back with "Zurich-A 00." Her quarry is a surgeo rtio commands a vaccine tha lay retard the aging process nd for a bonus there's a de astaling caricature of the au 'nor, by A! Hirschfield, on th ·ack of the jacket. x)ves L'Amour rides a g a i n "The Californios," his firs ardcovcr book in decades t ans. An exciting story of a rish family in the early day t California. Another Western, from an un xpccled author, is "Breakhear ^ass," Alistair MacLean, whos .sual heat is Europe, drops rainful of diverse charade: nto a blizzard in the Rockie 870, with surprising and viole: results. Sherlock Holmes fans, t! ong dry spell is over! Joh ·I: Watson, M.D., has consent ,o the release of "The Seve Per-Cent Solution" by his close Meyer. The revelations concern Moriarty's real identity, and the dark secret shared between Holmes and his b r o t h e r . Mycroft, are guaranteed to rivert you to your chair until the gaslights burn low and ,he brandy in the (tantalus is exhausted. THE BIG, BIG hook this week is one of the loveliest art books the library has received in a long time: "The Flowering of American Folk A r t , 1776187(5." Pictures and text are printed on a semi-gloss paper r cent. And you have to ferli- e. And you have to feed ain. too. Five pounds of feed akes only seven pounds ol ilk. I'd say our take-home ay is about $38 a day. "But you see." explains Mrs. arrington, "we've been in this usiness a long time. We don'l ave big payment on land ant quipment like the young dairy en just getting started. If the luation doesn't improve--ant st--they'll be the first to go e can hang on for a year or o if things get no worse. Bu e're going downhill. We can 1 eep this up indefinitely. 1 ' BIG PROBLEM' So what's the big problem' ousewives say dairy product re priced out of sight already Mrs. Harrington--and mos armers here agree--says th y in the milk, and it is a bi that does fine things for soft, aged colors, and the subjects range from portraits to storefront carved figures, stenciled rooms, cut paper pictures, weathervancs, s c r i m s h a w , stoneware, and quilts. Must be seen to be appreciated. Library hours are 0 to 6, Monday through Thursday, 9 to 5, Friday and Saturday. ne. is Uncle Sam. "We're exporting our g r a i n nd we need it here. They're hipping our feed grain over- eas where dairy farmers use it produce dairy products that hey ship back over here, driv- ng our prices down. In short, eed is scarce here and the rice is high. Our margin ol irofit drops. Imports coming nto this country are driving our profils down even more," she says. "Mr. Butz (U.S. Secretary of \griculture) is not helping the 'armer. He should resign." It is Mrs. Harrington's theory .hat farmers are being penal- zed by the government be cause of milk scandals involving donations from Ameri ;an Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) a large dairy coopera live, to the presidential campaign of former President Nixon. "But we didn't have anything to do with that. That was AMPI management. Dairy farmers certainly didn't authorize those contributions," she said. FEW CHAMPIONS Further, Mrs. Harrington and other dairymen feel there are few champions for their cause in Congress. "I feel congressmen are afraid to say or do anything to help us because people might then ask '1 won- er how much they (AMPI) ontributed to his campaign?' " U.S. Rep. Wright Patman, Dex., has, however, Introduced gislalion to shove up milk arity to 90 per cent in the rm of government supports nd to limit imports of dairy roducts and exports of feed rains. It may be a case of too liltte oo late. Dairyman Gary Odom aid during a dairyman's rally riday that 75 per cent of Hopins County's mik producers nay be forced out of business y year's end. Banker Johnny Dobson, him- elf a cattleman, declares the ands of lending are tied. "If this situation isn't re ersed, dairymen are going oul E-business. A lot of them are up to their financial necks ppcarcd down the corridor oward their offices. Their disagreement was typi- :al of the sudden storm of con- roversy which has engulfed the ew chief executive in the wake f his decision to grant a full nd free pardon to the ex-president who was forced to resign rom office in the wake of dis- losures that he had participated in the Watergate coverup. The decision shattered the euphoria with which this capital city had greeted the new Ad- ninistration, opened up old wounds a n d disturbed t h e peaceful calm which settled over the nation during the irst month Mr. Ford occupied he White House. Prior to the pardon, there had jeen general agreement that Mixon should stand trial for any crimes he committed while in office, but that if found guilty lie should then receive clemency of some kind because it would be unseemly for a former president to go to jail. A Gallup Poll reported only one third of the public opposet prosecution of Nixon anc supported immunity for him. Just two days before the par don, Sen. Robert Griffin, R Mich., the Senate Republican Whip, was telling newsmen tha Nixon had lost his chance foi i m m u n i t y f r o m - Congres: because of his failure to admi guilt by obstructing justice Congress was in no mood ti Griffin who had been a Nixon upporter, and instead the law- nakers were prepared to leave le ex-president in the hands f the courls and prosecutors. COMPASSION CITED . In the face of all this, Mr. 'ord 'granted the pardon, aying he was moved by ompassion and invoking the iiety several times in his for- nal announcement. This is a political town, and he immediate speculation was on political grounds. It was said ie acted now to avoid even tier- political leaders' across t h e vould be generated by a pardon give him immunity now, sal' Traffic Deaths Down CHICAGO (AP) -- The Na- ional Safety Council reports :hat there were 12,480 traffic deaths during the first four months of 1374, down 4,020 from the same period the previous year. In a report issued on Monday, the council attributed the drop to lower speed limits am reduced auto travel because ol the gas shortage, last winter, reduced night driving, greatei use of safety belts and fewei auto passeners. The council said a study found that the 55 mile per hour limit mandated by · Congress during the winter gas shortage "reduced the severity of acci dents, making .fatalities les: likely." ollowing an explosive trial of he former president.* Contacted by newsmen, stale political laders across the lation saw a minimal impact m this fall's congressional elec- lons. Pollster Louis Harris said he replacement of Nixon in the Vhitc House by Mr. Ford had ot really helped Republicans vho were in trouble anyhow because of the long Watergate controversy. Prior to the pardon, Harris polls showed GOP Sains of only 5 per cent, making tepublicans continued underdogs in the November voting. The news broke when most nembers of Congress were still sack home, completing a two- week recess. Democrats almost universally condemned the pardon. Republicans were more cautious with only those like Sen. Richard Schweiker of Pen- ncylvania and Sen. Marlow Cook of Kentucky, who were in political trouble, issuing critical statements. But as public criticism began lo mount, an incrasing number of Republicans who thoughl they were rid of Watergate anc Richard Nixon began to join in the chorus of dissent. TYPICAL REACTION Typical was Rep.. Ralph S. Reguja, 49, a first-term Repub lican from Canton, Ohio, who was troubled by the pardon but at first issued a statemeni supportive of Mr. Ford's action After debating with himsel: overnight, Regula withdrew his arller statement and issued R new one calling the decision mwise and premature find xprcssing concern about the ights of other Watergate de- endants. Whatever the long-run impact if the decision, the short-term esult is already clear. Mr. Ford's honeymoon, with he Congress and the American people, has ended abruptly ifter only one month. This was lound to happen eventually ns Mr. Ford was forced to make controversial decisions, but his- orically most new Presidents get a six month honeymoon jeforc they come to be regarded as just another polili- because Ills respected press .ccrelary J.F. lerHorsI felt jbliged to resign because he tad not been kept ndvised. of ho pardon developments and jccuuse he disagreed with a jiii'don only for Nixon and not ilhcr Watergate figures. OLD QUESTIONS After doing everything right 'or one month, the inept way he Nixon pnrclon was handled tas also raised the old ques- ions about Mr. Ford's basic intellectual ability. There was no wide consultation by Mr. Ford prior lo Ills pardon an- lounccmcnt, and His reputation for candor has also suffered badly, mainly Pot Stash Eaten RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A police dog sniffed out a marijuana stash in a residence here and :hen disposed of the evidence on the way back to headquarters. Police officers said they seized a marijuana plant as evidence on Sunday and put it in the back of their patrol car When they arrived at headquar tcrs, they found the dog had ea ten the plant. Officers said they photo graphed the plant in the home w h e r e it was confiscated so they still may have a case. announcement his after nides the said the President had given no thought to taking simlar action behalf of other Watergate defendants. Yet, three days later, faced with bitter criticism that he was perpetuating a dual standard of justice, Mr. Ford said through a spokesman that he had "under study" tlie question of clemency tor the other Watergate figures. Only time will tell whether the abrupt Nixon pardon was a right or wrong move for President Ford. But for the coming weeks and months, it means a resumption of the nightmare of Watergate which he wanted to put behind him and the igniting of a controversy in Congress which will make it difficult for any substantive new legislation to be enacted for the balance of this session. WED..THURS., FBI., SAT ONLY Bumpers Will Head Group Wanting State Salaries Hiked LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Gov. Dale Bumpers, said today he would serve as honorary chairman of a group seeking passage of a constitutional amendment aimed at raising the salaries of the stale's constitutional officers and legislators. Bumpers said salaries f o r lawmakers in the state were among the lowest in the nation and in the interest of good government, Amendment 55 should attended a today with supporters of 'the amendment, who call themselves the Committee for Amendment 55. Sheffield Nelson, president of Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co., is chairman of the group. "It can't help but he a very fine thing for the state," Bumpers said. "It's the only amendment I know that doesn't have opposition from any corner." The amendment would let the legislature set the salaries after a seven-member commission pass. The governor conference "I think if we can tell th merits of our amendment, thi leople of Arkansas will oe abli .0 ferret this out away from thi negative effects of any othe amendment," Nelson said. On another matter, Bumper, .vould not say if he had askec for the resignation of J. Merl. Lemley, who resigned las week as head of the state Em ployment Security Division. "That's a personnel matte and I'm not going to get inl it." had ,The made recommendations governor would appoini three members, and the chie! Justice of the slate Supreme Court would name four. Nelson said the biggest prob lem in getting the amendment nances. He said the other prob lem ini getting the amendmen: approved "will be the negative Impact of other conslilutiona' amendments on the ballot. '. think what we have (o do is educate the people ahout t h e disparity that exisits in Hhe pay scales of incJividiuals." MERITS SEEN Nelson was asked if Amendment 57, which would erase the state's 10 per cent interest ceil ing, would hinder passage of Amendment 55. The governor also said h was generally satisfied w i t what President Ford said Mon day night about why he grante a pardon to Richard Nixon. "I think he was truthful whe he said there was no deal cu between he and the President, Bumpers said. "And I think i was essentially an act of com passion on his part and 1 at mire his candor in frankly at milling the public reaction wa much more severe than he ha anticipated. When the Presiden talks like that, it has the rin of truth." The governor again said Ar kansas needed a conflict of in terest law and that it should b patterened after the federa law. "I think there ought to b a limit on contributions and think there ought to be a lim on the amount a candidate ca spend on the election. "I think as long as the salar of legislators is $2.500 a bien neum, it is going to be very di ficult to get any conflict of in ferest bill passed. If we wer paying $16,000, the chances its passage would be infinilel better. If the legislator wa paid full time he would hav absolutely no excuse to appea before a regulatory agency." Ve can't loan them anymore money because we are restrain d by government lending aws." "Look," said dairyman Roge: Vrighl, "you can buy 10 baby iairy calves for what you could lave bought only one a yea: ago. I get almost nothing tryinj o sell them. "Well," added Mrs. Harring on, "we had a cow that pro luced for eight months anc hen she played out. We paic $735 for her. We got $137 fo ler as beef. We can't really a 'ord to sell them off for bee md we can't afford to kee feeding them as milk cows. Bi a lot of dairymen arc going t lave to sell off their herds .0 get out from under the whol thing." What's ahead? Many sa milk will get scarce, the pric nigh in the supermarket, bu ow for the dairyman. An more imported dairy producl are on the horizon, what d rnestic producers here say ar inferior products produced un der conditions not permitted i this country. But mainly, dairymen a r asking where is the milk of hi man kindness, justice? "I don't know what the an swer is," Wright said. "We trj to be optimistic." Would Boost Cost WASHINGTON (AP) - Co: plcting forfer President Hie ard M. Nixon's transition private life in six months won boost the cost to more than million, the government es mates. Original transition plans su milled by the General Servic Administration called for $85C 000 lo be spent on trans it ii over 10 months. Ren.' Joseph M. Montoya, N.M., questioned the legality taking more than the s months specified in the Pre. denlial Transition Act of 1963. 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