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September 19, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

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Damage Suit Trial Set For Monday HAMBURG. Ark. (AP) - A (rial is cxncclcd to hcein Monday in Ashlev County Circuit. Court in a $905.000 damage suit filed against a bus driver a n d Hie Crossetl school district's insurance company. The suit resulted from an accident Oct. 26. 197.} in which four ncrsons were killed. W. B. Blankenship alleges in Hie suit that the bus driver. Harold Wayne Dyer ot Crosselt. was.ncKligent in'failing lo yield the right of way when the bus collided with a loaeine truck driven bv Blankonshin's son. Roger. 22. Youni! niankenshin and three passengers in the t r u c k were killed. The suit iillcecs that the Southern Farm Bureau Casu altv Insurance Co. was neisll gent in that the school dislric failed to properly e q u i p anc maintain the bus. The school bus was taking students to school, but none o: the students was injured. The Beauty Of The Beast A geyser ot propane gas forms from a leaking tank farm in Griffith, Ind. The po- tentially d i s a s t r o u s leak forced 1,700 persons from (heir homes late a' night, hut the leak was capped and under control (he next morn- ·Ing. (AP Wirephofo) Amnesty 'Negotiations' Underway In State LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Joe Jradley, 22, formerly of Liltle Sock, has become the first Arkansas draft evader to seek conditional amnesty in the Eastern District of Arkansas. U.S. Ally. W. H. "Sonny" Dillahunty of Little Rock said Wednesday night that he and a federal attorney in California, where Bradley has been living recently, were "in the process of trying to get papers going back and forth." Dillahunly said Bradley had fled the United Slates for Canada to avoid the draft. Dillahunly said the attorney in California and himself were discussing the possibility of allowing Bradley lo meet the conditions of amnesty -- such as alternative service -- in California so that he would not have to return to Arkansas. "Presently, I see no reason why I would object to it," Dillahunty said. Dillahunty said he though! Bradley had been arrest cc' about a month ago in northern California, before President Ford announced his conditional amnesty program. Dillahunty had said earlier .his week that there were 11 cases of indicted draft evaders n his district. Since then, he said, he has learned that an Army deserter is living in Pulaski County. Dillahunty declined to identify the deserter, but said he and the deserter were discussing the possibility of the deserter's seeking amnesty. Another draft evader, Stephen Lucas, 29, of Pocabontas telephoned Dillahunty ' from Vancouver, B.C., Wednesday to discuss the amnesty program. Lucas fled to Canada 5V4 years ago -- · the same day he took his military physical. Dillahunty said Lucas did not indicate -whether he would accept the amnesty offer. "He didn't 'give me a positive yea or nay one way or the other," Dillahunty said. A man who identified himself as "Samuel Lucas," also from he Pocahontas area, told a newsman for KAIT-TV in Jonesboro by telephone Wednesday that he was undecided about returning. Lucas indicated that he might have some difficulty in meeting the Jan. 31 deadline to return to the United Slates because of his job in Canada. Dillahunty, interviewed late Wednesday night, did not have access to his office files and did not know if "Samuel" was Stephen Lucas' first or second name. Dillahunty said he thought there was a good possibility that more draft evaders would be returning home. "The conditions are neither honcrous nor vindictive," he said. U.S. Atty. Robert Johnson of the Western District of Arkansas said the conditions for amnesty were similar to the conscientious objectors' program. Johnson said Judge Paul X Williams of U.S. District Court at Fort Smith already had sei aside three convictions of persons indicted for failing lo comply with provisions of the federal Selective Service Act. Those persons had performed their assigned tasks while on probation and their indictments subsequently were dismissed. OAS To Reconsider Cuban Embargo l l r A C - I T T M ^ l S\ WAoHlNUlON (AP) -- The permanent council of -the Or- Hciiiizcitioii of Aincricsn St3t£ will consider whether t h e time has conic to lift its decade-ok embargo against Cuba. The council's meeting, start ing today and expected to lasi several days, will decide wheth er there is sufficient cause to convene hemispheric foreign ·ministers to vote on the sane tions. Under the OAS Inter-Ameri can Treaty on Reciprocal As sistance, only the OAS foreign ministers can overturn the em bargo. To Study Newspaper Distribution Methods CAMBRIDGE. Mass. (AP) Two Massachusetts Institute o Technology professors will d rect a long-range study o newspaper distribution method and management. The study was commissione )y the American Newspape Publishers Association and wil be headed by J. Francl Rcintjes. electrical engineerin professor and Thomas L. Mag nanti, assistant professor management. The study also will examin newspaper marketing and th storage and use of information British Face New Election October 10 LONDON (AP) -- Political bservers today prediclcd anther close race as the three- reek campaign opened for the .ational election Oct. 10. Ladbroke's, one of Britain's wading bookmakers. made "rime Minister Harold Wilson's jabor party a. 3-2 favorite to vin tiie largest number of seats n the House of Commons. But t also quoted the equivalent of -3 odds that it would fall short if a majority, as it did in the February election. The latest Gallup poll, pub ished today in the Daily Tele graph, gave the Laborites 42 )er cent of the vole; the Con servatives 34; Liberals 20.5 anc others 3.5. 24 are held by minor including the Scottish In the outgoing. 635-seat House, Labor has 298 seats, the Conservatives 296, the Liberals 15, and parties, = . Nationalists and Ulster Protes tants. There are two vacancies Wilson called the election in an attempt to gain a majority so he could push through La bor's socialistic program. HI admitted in a broadcas Wednesday night that election are "something very fe\ people, politicians or not, woulc want to see at a time of ver grave economic difficulties." But he said that the electio was inevitable -- "and soone rather than later" -- since th last voting failed to give eithe major party a clear mandate t take decisive' action. Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thur*., Sept 19, 1974 AYITTEVILLI. ARKANSAS ' Last POW Says He Was Upset Over Scandal CLARK -AIR BASE, Philip ines (AP) -- Emmet James [ay, the last known American irisoner of war in Indochina, aid today that he made statements in favor of the Commu- list Pathet Lao because he was ipset about the Watergate candal. "I am a loyal American," tha 7-year-old commercial pilol old a news conference. ".. . ] must admit I was quite upset luring the Watergate days about the United States. "My statements were almec at making peace. I tried to pro mote peace." Kay was freed Wednesday in Vientiane, the Laotian capital after 16 months in captivity and flown with his wife to "llark Air Base for a medica checkup. An Air Force docto said he had "no acute medica roblems." Kay said he woult take the weekly medical Cvac nation flight Saturday to hi; iome in Hawaii, where his tw 'een-age children are waiting. The flier denied statement attributed to him by- a Frenc newsman who interviewed him in Sam Neua. He was quoted a saying he had f l o w n Jo t h e C e n t r a l Intelligenc Agency,. had been deceive about his : m i s s i o n. an that the Americans should hav been tried for war crimes in In dochina just as the Nazis wer tried after World War II. Kay admitted meeting th newsman but said the quota Farmers Cautioned Over Showers Today LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Th« ational Weather Service has sued this agricultural weather dvisory for Arkansas today. Precipitation: S c a t t e r e d bowers' and thundershowers ·ill develop over the north- estcrn portions of the atats anight and will spread over th« late Friday. Drying conditions: Relativ* umldities will decrease to be- ow 60 per cent over most of ne state by noon until around unset. Minimum humiditiei vill be near SO per cent in th« fternoons. except values will emain near 60 per cent in ths ^xtrenie north Friday after- loon. Dew Points: Mostly In th» Os. · Dew: Light Friday morning, drying off by midmbrning. . 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