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2A Northwest Arkantot TIMES, Sun., Sept. 72, 1974 PAVETTEVILLI, ARKANSAS In. Bicentennial Observance West Point Story To Be Told ·! WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -,; A chynk of hard, crystalline ;: rock in the lap of the Hudson ' Highlands 50 miles north of ' Now York City has put a permanent kink in the mighty Hudson River for centuries. Two hundred years ago it also helped turn the course of history. That bulwark of stone, which forced the abrupt angle in tiie strategic waterway -- the sharpest in the river's 300-mile channel -- was called West Point and earned its name long before it became the home of the U.S. Military Academy and the Corps of Cadets. West Point was the "Gibraltar of America." It was, as General Washington described it, "the most important p o s t i n _ A m e r i c a " d u r - Receive Blood Donor Flags Miss Suzanne Lighten, left, with Suzie Daniels of Dillard's Department Store and Don Loftis of McRoy McNalr Co. display Red Cross blood donor flags won by the two linns for the first time at the recent visit of the Bloodmoblle. Miss Lighton is blood donor recruitment chairman for the Red Cross. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) m Carrriichael's GOP Post Not Mentioned In Senate Hearings , - WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ' Senate approved Indiana busi- ' nessman Oliver C. Carmichael ·' Jr. last week as a member of the U.S. delegation to the . United Nations -- without any. indication to its members that he is treasurer of the Republican National Committee. Th Senate foreign Relations Committee didn't know it either, because Carmichael's Republican activities weren't i mentioned in the biographical 1 sketch on him prepared for it 1 by the State Department . ! "My goodness," said Sen. · George D. Aiken, R-Vt., the .' committee's senior Republican, · when a reporter told him who ''· Carmichael is. Aiken said he hadn't known. Did he think the incident was a bit unusual? "Not unusual for Republicans to get caught," Ai- i ken replied. Most other committee mem- ;. tiers were out of town and un- ·' available for comment. Aides ! to several agreed the nominee's '', GOP connections, of which · they were unaware, should · have been mentioned, bu 1 · added Carmichael probably ', would have been approved any ' way. ' "I don't think it would have " really changed the result," a · Republican aide said. "But it's S interesting that it was left off.' · The committee staff was ap Back Talk -- A computer Is giving bllm people back talk -- to hel; them avoid mistakes. The device, linked to a tele phone line, helps sightless per sons "look up" the spelling o highly technical words, prepar payrolls, check inventories proofread printed copy an process invoices. The apparatu was developed by a team of re ; searchers at MIT's Researc ' Laboratory of Electronics heat ! ed by Dr. Kenneth Ingham · who has been blind for 1 '- years. JJortfjtost Sdmnsatf tEi founded I860 212 N'. East Ave. ayellftTille, Ark. TTM Published' dally January 1, July nr.fl Sunday TC*p1 , Thanksgiving and second Class Postage Paid at Varellevltle, Aifc. MEMBER ASSOCIATED TRESS The Associated Press Is entitles e*- clasivtly to the ose for republics- tion or all local news printed In this newspaper £5 well as all AP new* dispatches. SUBSCRIPTION FATES Effective October 1. 1S73 · Home DellFery Per month by carrier ------ J3.25 flnglt copy dally lOc. Sunday 25c vjf, nun la Washington, Benton, UadfKXl Cooa. ties, Ark., Adalr Co., Oku.I 5 monthl .,--:'· 8 monthi _ 1 YEAR . cits' Box section Outside above coun t monUu 6 monthj 1TXAR I S M 18.00 80.00 *.* 15,50 18.00 MOO til, MAIL srmscRmio.s* MfAXLX IN ADVANCE arehtly unaware that Carmi- hael,' a delegate to the past iree Republican national con- entions, was elected national ominittee treasurer last April. WsSeiT:!: why Carmichael's pPf-'donnections weren't men- oned- in the biographical ketch given to the panel, a late- Department press officer aid after making a check "the eason it wasn't on was be- ause he didn't put it on. "Apparently everybody down ere knew it and assumed ev- ryone up there knew it," he dded. "It's just a small part f his activities. He is really a ery successful businessman." Carmichael, reached by tele~ hone in St. Louis, said "I don't now where the slip-up oc- urred but I'm certainly not ithholding any information." Carmichael said he didn't re- all supplying any foiographical data to the Stale Department mt that the FBI had conducted .n. extensive investigation of iirh. In the case of delegates and ilternate delegates to the Jnited Nations, the Foreign Re- ations Committee rarely holds a public hearing. The names are usually approved routinely at a regular closed s e s s i o n , )ased on the background information available. That's what happened l a s t Tuesday, and the action was confirmed by the Senate without debate later the same day. ng the Revolutionary War. It f controlled navigation of the r Hudson, which the British had r planned to use as H wedge in \ splitting the struggling colonies. 1 West Point was the post Bon- f edict Arnold had plotted to sell to the British in his treason. It was where the colonists 1 stretched a 60-ton cast iron c chain across the Hudson River f to block British ships, and then ortlfied the entire area witli a n aster [ul network of forts, edoubts and gun batteries ihich in itself became a rcvo- utionary concept in building ortifications. Although a battle was never ought at West Point, it for- oding strength alone was cru- ial in winning America's Inde- endence. It is this relatively unknown opiinAiiiniiniinQiiiininiiiliMpmnwMiMn Obituary nniniioiniiiiiD^^ ALLEN W. DeWITT Siloam Springs -- Allen Woodrow DeWitt, 23, of Siloam Springs died Friday at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. A former resident of Springdale, he was born Dec. 18, 1951 in Beaudette, Minn. He was a graduate of thp 1970 class of Siloam Springs High School and a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodroyv DeWitt of Siloam Springs, and one sister, Mrs. Sandra Ames of Siloam Springs. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24 in the Wasson Memorial Chapel of Siloam Springs with burial in the Oak Hill Cemetery. W. C. NIELSON SR. Bentonville -- Walter C. Nielson Sr., 86, of Route One, Ben- :onville, died Friday in a Bentonville nursing home. A resident of the Bentonville area since 1947, he was born Nov. 13, 1887 in Chicago, 111. He was a Mason and a member of the Lutheran Church. Survivors are two sons, Walter C. Nielson Jr. of Bentonville, and Willis L, Nielson of Lansing. Mich.; and three grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Toesday in the Presbyterian Church at Vaughn. Buria will be in Benton County Memo- rail Gardens. - -MRS. LOUISE FOREMAN Springdale -- Mrs. Louise Doyne Foreman, 73, of Lowell died Saturday at the Springdale hospital. She was born Nov. 17, 1900 at Springdale, the daughter of Edward and Annie Wilson Tweedy. She is survived by her bus band, Frank Foreman of the t home; three sons. Kenneth D - of Edmond, Okla., Buddy W of Midwest City, Okla., a n d Charles, Butler of Bentonville one daughter, Mrs. Peggy Mar · Cleanup (CONTimiEb FROM PAGE ONE) 1 or garbage. ~ If city officials find any re=i' dential premises in violation of · the newly approved ordinance J written notice of the violation will be given the owner or oc- · cupant, giving him a 20-dav pe t riod in which to correct the - situation. In the case of an un t identified owner, the notice wil be posted on the site. If, after the 20-day period, no- 1 thing has been done to clean up t the premises, the owner or oc d cupant will be ordered to ap- f pear in Municipal Court for E hearing. If the judge finds ir d favor of the city, he is authoriz e ed to have the city manage - or his representative take what s ever acton is necessarv to cnr Inez of Springdale; two bro-. hers, Ernest Tweedy of Stockon, Calif., and Clayton Tweedy of Ravia, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Irene Tabor of Springdale. Funeral services will be at ! p.m. Monday at Sisco Funeral Chapel with burial in the Wilson Cemetery. MRS. VERNA COOPER Springdale -- Mrs. Verna B. Cooper, 74, of Springdale died Saturday in the Rogers hospital. She was born Feb. 15, 1900 al Springdale, the daughter ol 'ames N. and Judy Camden Baggett. She is s u r v i v e d by wo sons, Dale H. of Houghton, La., and Max G. of Rogers; one brother. Eurie Baggett of Springdale; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Hanes of Cedarvale, Kan., and Mrs. Georgia Dickerson of Genry and five grandchildren. Arrangements will be announced by Sisco Funeral Chapel. MRS. GLADYS CENTER Mrs. Gladys Gayler Center, 78, of Fayetteville died Saturday at a local nursing home. She was born May 25, 1896 at Mt. Gavler, the daughter of Ru- 3in and Martha Cantrell She is survived by five sons, Austin of Winslow, Herman o P a s c o, Wash., Grant of Grayland, Wash.; and John D. and Don, both of Yakima, Wash.; eight daughters, Mrs. Lucy McLane of Lincoln, Mrs. June Tuton of Fayetteville, Mrs. Eva France of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs Vada Glenn o San Antonio, Tex., Mrs. Betty Martin of Yakima, Mrs. Clara Rtioton of Overland Park, Kan.. Mrs. Catherine Crawford o Tieton, Wash., and Mrs. Sue Wi! sn of Dallas, Tex., 33 grant children and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be a 2 p.m. Tuesday at Nelson's Funeral Chapel with burial in the Mt. Gayler Cemetery. Nixon Kept In Picture WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- [ent Ford plans to keep former President Richard M. Nixon advised on foreign policy matters with continued briefing information, just as previous presidents kept their predecessors advised, a White House spokesman said Saturday. Nixon has been receiving in- ormation by courier plane every week to 10 days since he left office and will continue to !et those classified briefings, 3 ress Secretary Ron Nessen said. However, it is not expected Clinton Says Oil Companies Keeping Prices High Bill Clinton, Democratic congressional nominee, said Saturday that the recent reduction in pump prices of gasoline by independent stations "proves that the major oil companies have been keeping prices artificially high." A recent Associated Press survey showed that independents had dropped prices as much as 13 cents a gallon below that charged by the major oil companies. Clinton said the high prices had first forced many independents out of business, but were now working against those dealers allied with the major oil corporations. "It seems that they are putting excessive profits ahead of their own dealers as well as the American people," he charged. Clinton has advocated a rollback in gasoline prices and an excess profits tax on multinational corporations connected with the so-called "energy cris- rect the problem, with the cost charged against the owner or occupant of the properly. COURT ACTION The matter won't end there, however, if the owner or occu pant refuses to pay the bill The city will have a lien on his property and the authority to enforce it at any time within 18 months by a suit in Chancery Court. The ordinance, which became effective upon approval, applies only to residential areas of the city. However, another ordi nance, this one covering other types of property in the city, is being considered. Simi lar requirements and penaltie* will 'be included in the nei proposed ordinance, Grime said. The new ordinance will be en forced, Grimes said, in an el fort to clean up various portion of the city that have needec care for some time. If owner wish to escape the penaltie contained in the ordinance "af they have to do is develop little civic, pride and clean u their own property," he said. "If everyone keeps his ow property clean, Grimes sai( "the entire appearance of th city will be one in which w can all be proud." Bull Sale Set A total of 40 bulls, 21 Angus and IS Hereford, are scheduled t o ' b e acutioned Oct. 17 at the 24th annual University of Ark- Gourmet Computer ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -A computer that links approx matcly 200 university, colleg and public libraries in the eas ern United States, including th 1.3 million-volume Rush Rhee. Library at the University o Rochester, recently flashed detailed recipe for apple cnk on a print-out screen here Jo no apparent reason. University librarians su mised that one of the compute subscribers is a gourmet coo with a sense of humor. Coins Stolen -,,... ,,.,..,,... ,,,,.,,...,.,,, ,,. ..... SPRINGDALE -- Eda Coo ansas performance tested h u l l ' o f 1004 Mil! St. told police Sa sale, two miles north of Savoy urday morning that $37 in coin on Hwy. 16. and bills were taken from he The auction begins at 1 p.m. freezer on Sept. 17. She sal and lunch will be served a t i t h e lock on (he freezer had bee 'picked. ory of West Point thit will fold to an estimated five mil- on visitors in 1976 4s the re- It ot a volley of Bicentennial ejects underway at the U.S. Hilary Academy, according to . Col. J6hn H. Bradley, direc- r of the Bicentennial activi- es at West Point. Heading the list of Bicenten- ial projects is a two-part Sym- isium on Military History of e American Revolution, to be eld from November 1975 to pril 1976. It will feature lee- res by nine leading Revolu- onary War scholars who will resent original papers on the merican Revolution and then ;tend a concluding conference i late April 1976 to review and ritique the papers. Other projects underway in- ude pamphlets, monographs, cholarly research, an original Ocuments collection, a com- lemorative medallion and pos- bly a commemorative postage ;amp. Lt. Col. Bradley said the cadeniy will focus on Fort utnam -- the first stone fort t West Point and the key to he dozen strategically placed irts protecting each other and uarding the Great Chain. Fort Putnam, perched on a dge 450-feet above the river n vantage ground overlooking le surrounding forts, will bi artially restored by December 975. A 20-man archeological team rom Temple University ex- avated within the walls of 'ort Putnam this summer, urning up cufflinks, coins and musketballs, . and charting the ort's original layout as it was jetore it.was rebuilt in 1794 and gain restored in 1910. The network of forts protect- ng the Great Chain was a iroduct of Yankee ingenuity and the keen eye of a Polish m i l i t a r y engineer, Col. Thaddeus Kosciuszko. At the time, the colonists were bereft of men, time and money and had to scrap their attempts to build the conventional European fortress -a single .massive structure -- at tfest Point. So, under the guidance of Col. Cosciuszko, they resorted to hrowing up smaller forts and 'edoubts, fanning out from the Jreat Chain up along the Hud- ion River and into the High- anda, using the rugged terrain o their advantage. The colonists relied heavily on Col.- Kosciuszko and other 'oreign military engineers dur ng the Revolution. However, such a heavy reliance on outside advisors prompted General Washington to push Congress for a Military Academy to train American military engineers. That dream was finally realized in 1802, under President Jefferson, when the U.S. Mili- :ary Academy was founded at West Point. It became the first engineering school in America and West Pointers went on to engineer most of the new na- Jon's highways, canals, dams, lighthouses, bridges and railroads. Extra Excitement At The Fair Some visitors (o the State Fair of Oklahoma got extra excitement in their ride Friday night when trash thrown Into the track of the monorail started a fire and firemen bad to rescue riders with a snorkel truck . and ladders. No one was injured. (AP Wire- photo) Four Deserters Discharged (CONTINUED FROM PAGE *) her and address -- might be used by authorities to track down deserters before they decide whether they want to surrender. 'A Pentagon spokesman said Saturday that Defense Secretary James R. Schlesinger had decided such information "will be closely held by the military department concerned" and will not be used during the eligibility period covered by Ford's program against cither the inquiring deserter or any other servicemen who went AWOL. "To do otherwise would not be in the spirit of the Presi- PLO Area Troopers Cracking Down On Speeders State Troopers in the Fort Smith District, which includes Washington and Benton counties, are continuing to crack down on speeders, according to a monthly statistical report issued by Co. William C. Miller, director of the State Police. A total of 979 tickets were issued for speeding in August o- -.- - ~ Jj thT e. district, second only to Staff Alexander M. Haig Jr., ** Little Rock district which /ho were national security ad- issued 1,310. isers, to the LBJ ranch in - - Texas to brief former President hat President Ford will seek dvice on foreign policy maters from Nixon. When asked about getting ad- rice from Nixon, Nessen said: 'President Ford will rely on ecommendations from his sec- etary of state." Nixon had sent both Secre- ary of State Henry A. Kissinger and White House Chief of (CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE) dance with the U.N. charter and principles." All three parties agreed the PLO was "the sole representative of the Palestinian people" passed at last year's Arab summit in Algiers and this year's Islamic summit in Lahore, Pakistan. This appeared to represent a climb down by Egypt. During a state visit here by King Hussein two months ago, a commu- nique said Egypt and Jordan recognized the monarch as i "legitimate representative" o Palestinians living in Jordan. Guerrilla leaders rejected the communique and the PLO's re lations with Egypt soured Egypt tried to soften its posi tion by saying Hussein held the West Bank of Jordan, captured by Israel in 1967, in trust for the Palestinians in the same way Egypt held the Gaza Strip Hussein has promised an in ternationally supervised refer endum in the West Bank shoulc the area ever return to Jordan as part of a Middle East peaci settlement. Some. Palestinian- support the monarch instead o the PLO. ·yndon B. Johnson on foreign policy matters. But there were were no plans or any personal briefings for Nixon. In Basic Training Lawrence D. Smith Jr., of _ ,, _,, ,,. ,, u u l o ,, Kingston, is undergoing basic drove a total of 7i,868 miles, training at the Coast Guard ·- Training Center, Alameda, Calif. He is a 1973 graduate of Kingston High School and is married to the former Elaine Edwards. Total arrests in the district amounted to 1,546 (including tickets for speeding). Of the total, 36 were for drunk driving, 75 for antics connected with ac cidents, 77 for no drivers li censes and 37 criminal arrests in addition to the speeding cita tions. Troopers in the district work ed a total of 7,667 hours am A total of 126 accidents were investigated in August in the district, with a toUl of 1,22, invesigated statewide. ent's program," the spokesman said. The Pentagon statement did ot indicate whether the information might be used to locate eserters who do not surrender uring the eligibility period. A D e f e n s e Department pokesman said, meanwhile, hat as of B a.m. EOT Satur- ay, military autorities .had re- eived 760 telephone inquiries about the clemency program. The Pentagon has estimated here are 12,554 Vietnam-era leserters at large. In addition, an estimated 15,500 draft eva- lers are portentially eligible or clemency. Basically, the clemency pro- 'ram works like this: Draft evaders and deserters lave until next Jan. 31 to turn hemselves in to the proper au- horities -- military or civilian, depending on which category hey Fall into. Each -case will be reviewec y a .special clemency boarc and the individual will be assigned up to 24 months of zA ernative duty in a public serv ce job. Draft evaders who fled the country -- about 4,500 of them are believed to be in Canada -lave 15 days from the time hey return to the United States :o. surrender. If they remain in the country after that wtthoir surrendering, they are subjec to arrest. Deserters who surrender wil receive undesireable discharges to be upgraded to a clemency discharge when t h e f i n i s h their alternative service. Penta gon officials conceded that deserter who fails to complete his service won't suffer furthe: penalty since he is no longe subject to military law am since the pledge his signs is no 1 a legally binding contract. T h e clemency program brought temporary freedom t 122 deserters in military pris ons, who were released o: home leave pending a decisio: on their cases. The last of th men eligible for 30-day parole Gets New Post Capt. John L. Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Richardson of Springdale, ha been assigned to Arnold Ai Force Station, Tenn. Promoted Larry D. Lee, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer 0. Lee Sr., of Theft Reported Camille Alsafar of 119 S. Dun can Ave. told Fayetteville po Rogers was promoted to Staff i lice that someone had taken th Sergeant while serving with the I valve covers from a car parkec Second Marine Aircraft Wing at!in her driveway Friday nigh the Marine Air Station, Cherry'or Saturday morning. Point, N.C. i She told police that the wind hield was also broken and th Joins Ship's Crew "^ dented ' Seaman Apprentice Douglas M. Wehmeyer, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Wehmeyer of Rogers, is new serving aboard t h e guided missile light cmlser USS Oklahoma, homeported in Yoko- j Japan. MISSED YOUR PAPER? WE'RE SORRY! II you cannot reach your TIMES carrier PHONE Dally 6 to 6:30 p.m, Saturday S to t p.m. Sunday I to 9:30 a.m. People Httptog People Director* of ink Furwal S«rv!t» Vf S»rvlc«»: $PU.LAftS, Will*!* H. -Monday, 2:00 p.m. Ch*p«l of Nebon'i Funeral Home. Ihttr- ment, Buckner C«mtry, HASH, Mn. lltl» Dahy -- i Monday, 2:00 p.m. Gofthen Naz. arena Church. Intarment, Buckeya Cemetery., CINTfft, «laetyi O. -- Amnjamanta Hospital Being Prepared For Nixon Visit LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -Hospital and Secret Servics ersonnel were busy Saturday rranging for the planned ad- nission Monday of former President Richard Nixon to Memorial Hospital Medical Cener. Karen Krantz, spokesman or the 820-bed hospital, said will haye "about 10 at his disposal while undergoing anticoagulant treatments for two stubborn blood lots in his left leg. Hospital of- icials said Nixon would spend at least three days in the hospi- al. were released from Ft. Lea vemvorth. Kan., Friday. Ninety-five civilians servin Irme for violation of Selectv Servce regulations were re leased on similar furloughs ear Her in the week. Meanwhile, plans were under vay to install at least four ad- litional telephone lines to taiidle calls from the press and mblic, and a direct line to the ormcr Western White House at .an Clemente. A media information center vas being set up and preparing o open at 6 a.m. Monday. It was not known what time on Monday Nixon was to be admitted to the facility, the largest H'ivate nonprofit hospital on ,he West Coast. Nixori was last in Memorial lospital in late 19C8 when the .hen newly elected President underwent a physical examination by his longtime family ihysieian, Dr. John Lungren. Lungren, whose offices are a short distance from the hqspi- .al, has been on its staff since 1946 and is a former chief of staff. The Secret Service will handle security while Nixon is at the hospital, but it was unknown whether they planned a round-the-clock vigil on his floor. Miss Krantz said only two rooms were requested for Nixon, but the hospital is setting aside the additional rooms on the west wing of the recently completed, 57-room sixth floor "so we can keep some sort of order. "We don't want other patients walking back and forth in the hallways up there," sha said. 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