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September 24, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 15

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Bronze Vases Sought Cemeteries Target Of Professional Thieves M I L W A U K E E (AP) -- Cemo- .lories, long the playground o( juvenile vandals, have bcpomc 'the latesl target sional Ihicvos. [or proFes- Thc FBI ami cemetery operators say thieves arc alter the .bronze vases which hold flow, ei's over thousands of graves in .cemeteries across the nation. The vases, which weigh about three pounds each, are sold to scrap metal dealers for the current going rate lor bronze, up to $1 a pound. Hoberl Tuson of suburban Milwaukee's Pinelawn Memorial Park saiil thieves recently made off with 802 grave vases, lie said the vases, probably sold For about $2,'100 by the thieves, would cost about $21,01)0 to replace, at wholesale prices. Government People Tested By Watergate, Reynolds Says JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) During the recent impeachment proceedings, not only Ihe in- .sliltilions of government were : tested but the people of the country as well, 'Frank Reynolds, ABC special correspondent, said here Monday night, Reynolds told an audience at Arkansas State University that youth should not be embittered by the Watergate scandal, but Chamber Favors Four Units Af PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) -The Pine Bluff Chamber of Commerce has sent letters to members of the Arkansas Public Service Commission expressing dismay that the PSC's professional staff had suggested that only two units of a proposed power plant should built at Redfield. be i The letter, signed by G. S. i McNcw III of Fine Bluff, said · the business community in Pine Bluff strongly favors Arkansas i Power Light Co.'s request to ' build four units at the site, The PSC, which has com'.. pleted lengthy hearings on the ', case, is expected to render a !: decision this fall. ; McNew said the PSC's staff ! minority had sided "with -· very small minority which have . been vocal in opposition to the : plant. "A realistic evaluation · of these .persons' position would ' : indicate that they do not favor I any construction of any kind at ';· all..they substantially are in fa r i vor of 'a basic 'no growth 1 policy not only for APL. but for .'· every other economic activity · In the state," McNew said. c The reference to the "minor^ ity" apparently was to Ar- '· kansas Community Organ^ izalions for Reform Now which '- argued at the hearings that the ? company should be required to ; install expensive devices to help clean pollutants from I h e · plant's emissions. ·athcr reassured (that.the sys- .em works.) "We are bigger than the roblems thai await us," Rcy- lolds said. The .veteran newsman said that the country does Face difficult problems -- including the economy, foreign relations and politics at home. lie said be thought "Boot :ncn, good ordinary citizens...fighting men like (Rep.) Ray Thornton. (D-Ark.)...' made the system work during ,lie House Judiciary Committee icarings on impeachment. Reynolds said the committee members, including Thornton represented the ordinary citi' zen. He characterized President Ford as a man in whom the public can believe. He s a i c Ford's charisma is canscd "by the fact that he doesn't have any charisma." Although Reynolds said IIP disagreed with the timing o Ford's pardon of former Presi dent Nixon, he said he was en coiiroged by the reaction to that pardon. lie said a furthc: pardon of those involved in lh W a t e r g a t e incident wonl amount to "a coverup of tin coverup." He pointed out that there ha: been little questioning of Ford' motive for the pardon. Reynolds also noted that Sen J. Fulbright, D-Ark., an Secretary of Slate Henry Kis singer have worked closely o many matters. He said he fore sees no change in foreign polic when Fulbright, who lost hi bid for re-election, is no longe chairman of Senate Foreig Relations Committee. But Reynolds predicted man changes in that commitle since Fulbright has been Hi lype of c h a i r m a n who has o] joscd Ihe foreign relation po ieies of the past two adininis :rations. Reynolds said he agreed wit Ford's amnesty policy. "I don know of any way to handle tha other than on a case to cas basis," he saicl, adding lhal move for blanket amnesty " asking too much of the ccun try." Newsprin! Price Increase Foreseen ; NEW YORK (AP) -- A new · round of newsprint price in- ;'· creases has been predicled by some analysis as a resull of a ·'- new price hike by Price Paper . Co., one of Eastern Canada's 1 largest newsprint producers. Price said on Monday its next - boost of $25 per Ion will go into : etfect January 1975. It was the fourth increase announced with- J in a year. The increase will bring the ; price of standard 30-pound newsprint to its customers in · the Eastern United States to '. $259.65 a ton from the current ·\ price of $234.65 a ton. ·;' The company, which supplies '., newsprint lo such papers as Iho ·;· New York Times and Ihe Washington Post, blamed the in;.. crease on rising costs oE fuel, · wood pulp and chemicals from ; which paper is made. Other major producers com- · plained about constantly rising ' costs, but refused to discuss · their future pricing plans. One paper analyst said, how"~ ' ' highly com- and if one goes up in price and can make il slick, the oilier companies usually follow." ever, "This petitive business Rumsfeld To Be .NATO Ambassador WASHINGTON (AP) _ Pre: ident Ford will appoint Doiial E. Rumsfeld, now U.S. am bassador to the North Atlant Treaty Organization, to tal over Ihe duties of White Hous slaff chief Alexander M. Ha Jr.. sources say. However, sources said Mo;. day, Rumsfeld will not carr the title of chief of staff b cause it is being retired who Haig leaves the White House become military commander NATO. Rumsfeld has been a membc of the four-man transition tea which Ford named during h first days as President to mal recommendations about orga ization of the While Hon: staff. He is a former Repub can congressmen from Illino who became a friend of Foi when they served together the House. The 42-year-old Rumsfeld le the House in 19C9 when form President Richard M, Nixon a pointed him to head the Offii of Economic Opportunity. 1 later served as a counselor the Nixon White House and su sequently headed the Cost Living Council. He was named ambassadi lo NATO in 1D73. Spokesmen for Iwo of Ihe na- jn's largest bronze vase nian- aclurcrs, Matthews Brou/e o. of Pittsburgh, Pa., anil Gor- jm Bronze Co. of Providence, ,!., say, however, that they 'e m a k i n g replacements for olen vases free of charge. Toson said the loss of the jscs, which carry retail price gs of $50 lo $75, is causing ixonhwesi Arkansas luYiei, lues.. Sept. 24, 19/4 FAVETTtVILLt, ARKANSAS Comedian 'Charley Weaver' Dies At 68 After Heart Attack cncern among relatives who ought vases. He said the cemetery thieves enerally Find the profits hi'gh id the risks relatively law in ealing the vases late at night quiet, unpatrolled cemeter- ·s. . ' A spokesman for the FBI of- ce here said the agency is instigating interstate shipment f stolen vases. He said ceme- ries around the country have ccn hit, with the most rob- LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cliff Arquellc, the chuckling, grand- Fatherly Charley Weaver who made millions laugh with his homespun letters From Ml. Idy, is dead at 68. Tlie veteran comedian died on Monday at St. Joseph's Medical Center in suburban Burbank. He had been t a k e n there Saturday night after complaining of chest pains. In April 1972, Arquette suffered an apparent heart attack in his car. Later that year he suffered a stroke. Arquelte was the second veteran character actor to die within three days. Academy award winner Walter Brennan died of emphysema on Satur- lay in an Oxnard, Calif., hospi lal at 80. As the cuddly Charley Weav er, Arquette appeared in rolled- cries in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Richard Kauppinen of Beloil, resident of the Wisconsin cmctery Association, said puce in some areas are being Eked to give more attcnlion lo emeleries on Ihcir night pa- rols. but most cemetery mangers fear publicity will only park more thefts and van- alism. up shirtsleeves, crooked tie and suspenders, floppy hat, With his wire-rimmed glasses slipped to the end of his nose ic told homespun stories aboui life back home in fictitious Ml. Idy. Arquette introduced the tele vision character -- whom he called a "rube" and "dirty olc man" -- in 1953 on the Dennis Day show. As Weaver, Arquette ap Murder Charge Filed In Shooting Spree VAN BUBEN, Ark. (AP) -- ros. Atty. Floyd Rogers said Monday that Earl Wynn of Fort mith was charged with first- egree murder and assault with nlenl to kill in connection with i shooting spree at a service tation near here. Charles Person, 49, of Fort .mith was killed in the incident iunday. Norval Nielson, 50, of Alma, the service station operator, was hospitalized at Fort Smith after being shot. Rogers said Wynn and Parson allegedly entered the serv- ce station in a truck driven by Person. Sheriff Bill Vickery of Craw- 'ord County said Person was shot and then kicked out of the ,ruck. Rogers said Nielson was apparently wounded when he came to investigate the shooting. Rogers said Wynn reportedly !eft the scene in the truck and leaded north on Arkansas 59. He said the truck failed to negotiate a curve near Cove "ity in Crawford County and crashed. Officers said three hunters heard the crash and came to investigate. State Police said the hunters were forced at gunpoint to use t h e i r truck to transport the man. "When they got to the Washington-Crawford county line, he had them stop and marched them into the woods and threatened to kill them," said Lt. Ken McFerran of the State Police. "They knew he would kill them, and so they 'took a chance and jumped him, and it was successful." Authorities said the hunters held the man until law enforcement officers arrived. Attendance Records CHICAGO (AP) -- The Big Ten Football Conference cstab lished National Collegiate Ath letic Association national am league attendance records Sat urday when more than 500,00 fans watched nine home non conference games, Big Ten off! cials said Sunday. Total attendance at the nin stadiums was 545,479, a spokes man said. The previous nation al and Big Ten record was se Sept. 29, 1969 when 4D3.077 per sons attended eight Big Te games. eared on numerous TV talk Ohio. Arqnctte quit school at 14 lairc and Charlie Bulterwoiih liows, beginning several years go on Jack Paar's "Tonight" liow. He was a regular on "Hollywood Squares" amc show since its inception i 19UG. Born Dec. 28, 1905, in Toledo, and entered show business. For i and later worked Burns tile next three years lie played in a band at. Cleveland's Euclic Beach, then went into vaudeville. Arcjucllc did bis first radio network show with Fred As- and Allen and R u d y Vallee. He is survived by a son, Lewis of Chicago, and a brother. Russ of San Francisco, Funeral arrangements were pending. Escapees Caught PRESCOTT, Ark. (AP) -Two men who sawed their'.way out of the Nevada County jail here Saturday were apprended Monday at Idabell, Okla.-, following an intensive search by about 45 law enforcement officials from Arkansas and Okla- honia, Sheriff Clydo Covington said. GRAB A FISTFUL OF OLD-EE FASHIONED BOURBON FLAVOR. OMe Bourbon. There's 137 years of bourbon-making in every bottle of Dant Olde. It takes that kind of know-how mke good honest bourbon at a good honest price. HERITAGE WHISKIES SINCE M36. Susijfii Bawbon Whiskef ©J,W. OaniDisiiUercCo. New Yolk, H. Y. DILLA FID'S SWEPCO Accused Of Tariff Violations LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- T h e slate Public Service Commission was told by a Fort Smith firm Monday that Southwestern Electric Power Co. should not charge extra for installing underground electric lines to a subdivision. The complaint was filed by attorney L. Clay Robinson for CB Building Supplies Inc., developers of the Greenwood West subdivision in Sebastian County. Robinson said the firm had paid at least part of the cost of placing electric lines underground. However, he said SWEPCO was billing each customer $1 a month extra as compensation for building the underground distribution facilities. Robinson said because CB had made a contribution to the cost of installing the underground facilities the extra $1 a month violated SWEPCO's tariff filed with the PSC. We Are Overstocked Because Ln-z-liov Sent Us a Duplicate Shipment of Swivel Rockers! NowJJrastieally Reduced! The Savings is Yours! The Decorator Chair That Rocks.... Swivels The Back Moves Independently of ..the Seat . . .,~ · The Entire Back Adjusts to Your ·' Weight · ;·; The Chair That Puts Itself Out For You "- Cameras Probe Mercury Tills 285-by-10ll-mi[c section of the plaiicl Mercury's southern hemisphere was photographed by the television cameras alioiird the mariner's 10 space- cratl Saturday. Scientists at Pasadena's Jet Propulsion Laboratory honed the pictures would provide a better understanding of how the planet formed. (AP Wirepho(o) 139 Laz-A-Boy Recliner The Chair That Breaks Its Back For Yoit --The Back Moves Independently of the Seat --The Entire Back Adjusts to the Weight of Your Body · Rocks · Utmost Comfort. ...Yet is Fashionably Compact Furniture--DILLARD'S--Second Floor Now...Three Convenient. Ways To Charge These two popular credit cards plus your Dillard's credit card .. .At Ail DILLARD'S and DILLARD'S Pfeifer-Blass Stores In Arkansas Open Monday Thru Saturday 10 A.M. 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