Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 27, 1974 · Page 7
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 7

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 27, 1974
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s Discounts Idea That AMPI Probe Hurts Campaign Deserters Assigned CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. (AP) -- Most of tho 150 military deserters processed hero under tho conditional clemency Jovial Integration · Those black .and while stu- '.denls play "together Tuesday '.In a school yard at the Jcilnic .JBarron School In the Roslin'.dale section of Boston, while !»omo students in othei- ureas ;*re upset alioul court-ordered school Imslng. The school-runs from Kindergarten through 5lh grade; and Is ahout 50-50 hlack and white. The blacks are bused to tho school from the Maftapan section. (AP Wirenhoto) . Wile Of Searcy Physician Found Murdered At Home SEARCY. Ark; (AP)--- Fern[saidY one of t n B otller women Cowen Rodgers, wife of a ·prominent Searcy physician, ;was found murdered in her Itwo-story- white brick home Thursday- morning, authorities ;said. . . ' " ,, Mrs. Rodgers, 67, was the · wife of Dr. Porter Rodgers Sr. !' "The whole, town's, stunned," close friends said. ',-' Capt. Paul McDonald "of the State Police said Mrs. Rodgers' :oody .was found by her housekeeper in a downstairs hallway. -A woman's cloth handbag was found by police in the flower garden behind the house. McDonald said he assumed the belonged to Mrs. Rod- fell down some stairs and broke both of her wrists. Mrs. Rodgers took the woman to a hospital aijd summoned her son, Dr. Porter Rodgers Jr., they said. She left the hospital and went home just before midnight, the friends reported. McDonald said Mrs. Rodgers was seen at the hospital about 11:30 p.m., but indicated she was seen somewhere else later. He said he could not say Where LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, 'D-Ark., said Thursday lie did not think his re-election campaign would he h u r t by the continuing federal j i u n d jury investigation of his i 972 Presidential campaign, Mills said the probe wns aimed more at Associated Milk Producers, Inc., than at any of the candidate? the corporation supported will) donations. AMPI and several, of its officials have been convicted of making illegal corporation con- rihutiohs to political candidates. Mills is opposed for re-election in the 2nd District by Rc- mblican Judy Petty of Little She has mado the investigation of Mills campaign and AMPI donations to him In 1072 one of her main campaign issues. Three present or former em- ployes of Mills have testified before the federal grand jury al Washington -- Gene Gossi Mills'. administrative aide; Charles Ward of Conway, chairman : o j the Draft Mills Committee through February 1972; and, Betty Bullock, formerly employed by both Mills and AMPI. Mrs. Bullock said she testified Tuesday and told the grand jury she knew nothing about AMPI contributions to Mills.. Both Ward and Goss confirmed that they had testified. "I- m confident it was routine," Goss said. :Goss said he was questioned before the grand jury on a $5,7 000 cash contribution made to the Mills campaign from the private funds of AMPI. Toni Townsend, an AMPI em- ploye, told the Watergate committee he delivered the money ,o Goss. But, Goss told both the grand jury and the Senate com- iriittee that he "had no firm independent recollection" of receiving t h e - f u n d s . '"I was asked if it was normal [or me to. accept an envelope without knowing what it contained, and I said, 'Yes, at thai Sfate Lingerie Plant Is Closing Arkanwi TIMES, Friday, Sop!, 27, 1974 FAYITTCVILLI, ARKANSAS she was seen last. of the purse were purse ;gers. · Contents _ . . , . . 'scattered around the "garden, ·McDonald said. He declined to -speculate on whether .Mrs. Rodgers might have been killed in a robbery attempt. '; McDonald said the motive for the slaying was not known. Nc .suspect hasrbcen arrested, anc ''suicide has been ruled out,'. 'he said. ", McDonald, a ballistics expert said no weapon was found. He Said Mrs. Rodgers died of gun Shot wounds, but said it would · .take ballistic tests and an au- Dr. cnown Rodgers, physician w i d e l y and horse time I might have handled without knowing, but I wouldn't do so today,'"'Goss said. He said he also told grand jury that he did not know three workers in the Mills cam- Miomcl-tho company s produc .Ion quotas. ENGLAND, A r k . ' ( A P ) CHICAGO (AP) -- Emmet program have been assigned to but more than 200 of them work liero is In tho process of clos- oulstde of England, possibly be cause they receive higher pa The deserters have boon giv- duslrlal Development Cornmls- wlll deprive the area of a year sion said his office Is working ant -- were on the AMPI pay- payroll of more than $.5 mil- with the company to find anpth- souare foot building on 20'acres SWIFTS panel was similar to that in his staffs of. the special prosecutor pletlon of the nonmllitary serv and- the. committee, not elaborate. dustt-y to take up the displaced where near that many workers people, Dildy said. LADIES-TEENS POPULAR DRESS SLIPON DISCOUNT BUY SEVERAL STYLES AND SAVE! ALL OF THESE STYLES ALL SIZES topsy iner's by the medical: exam- office to determine- the breeder, hired White County Security Thursday to guard the house 24 hours a day. The police barred all other persons from entering the home, r ..Personnel from the Stale Police Criminal^-Investigation Division were dusting the home for fingerprints late Thursday afternoon. Many residents of Searcy expressed shock at Mrs. Rodgers' death. The Kiwanis Club called it "our tragedy" in the invocation at its meeting Thursday. ·Mrs. Porter Rodgers Jr. said her mother-in-law was "an outgoing, warm, beautiful person" who always was,helping some- number of times she was, shot and the caliber of the death weapon. · :; -. McDonald said he could rgt comment on whether thej-e were powder burns on the body or on Mrs. Rodgers' clothing. '.. There was no forced entry to the house, an officer said, leading to speculation that Mrs. Rodgers' assailant was waiting outside the house for her to return home Wednesday night. : Friends said she attended a bridge game. Afterwards, they Chief Resigns TUUJVJANN, Ark. (AP) -- Police Chief Charles Meredith of Trumann has resigned effective Tuesday at the request of the City Council. · The council met in closed session for about one hour this week to discuss alleged mismanagement of the Police Department before voting unanimously to ask for the chiefs resignation. Meredith. 36, has been a member ot the department tor seven ye,ac5_.and..chief.- for. the past fiv.ysars.. . The council voted to give him severance pay of eight weeks' salary. Meredith comment. DILLARDS .. »·* i ^Itlr U*^ , . ...tcNb In Springdale SEEBURG MUFFLER NOW OPEN HEAVY DUTY MUFFLER DILLARD'S Grig. 69 Installed LIFETIME GUARANTEE Being a lady, most places would have taken'advantage of me. But, Seeburg Muffler gave me the hest deal around, explained whal^liad happened and guaranteed the muffler for as long as I owned my -car. That's, what I call a good deal. 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