Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 6, 1974 · Page 27
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 27

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Sunday, October 6, 1974
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K · Nbrriiwm* Arkafco. TtMW, Jonday, Ort. «. FAYITTKVILLK, ARKANSAS Edited by Bill William! (IE 111: REPORTING A COVERUP THE GREAT COVERUP, by B a r r y Sussman (Signet Special--$1.95) The events surrounding the break-in of Democratic Party offices in the Watergate building are told by the special 'editor of the Washington Post. Sussman traces the fall of such men as Haldeman, Dean, Erlichman, Hunt, the Cubans and finally Richard Nixon himself. Sussman, as editor of the Washington Post, and the team that hung in there to bare the bones of the scandal won the Pulitzer Prize. Sussman tells of his first inkling that something was not right and then the digging that he assigned Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward to do. Step by step he takes the reader on the reporter's rounds interviewing, attending press briefings and checking and double checking in order to get the story straight. Few fictional accounts of corruption in high places c a n match the drama revealed in "The Great Coverup: Nixon and the Watergate Scandal." Sussman's account is the dramatic st o r y of the inner workings of a newspaper. He recalls meetings with reporters on the cast. - He reveals how the editors played the role of prosecutor and judge. A wrong accusation, the wrong man's name would have them open for a lawsuit. He recalls how they corroborated their sources and then checked oh the reliability of the sources. Sussman tells how inadequate, misguided or wrong information would have made them lose their credibility and the Nixon crew would have immediately jumped on them with both feet. They had to keep from damaging reputations beyond repair. Integrity and professionalism are evident in every page of this expose, "The Great Coverup" unfolds the endless material of the plot, the men. the crime and the abuse of presidential power and finally Nixon's resignation as the President of these United States. --bww REPORT ON · THE UFOs THE NEW UFO SIGHTINGS by Glenn McWane and David Graham (Warner $1.25) Unidentified Flying Objects returned to the consciousness or the news media in October ol 1973. Brad Steiger, who writes about strange happenings anc has published several books on the subject, introduces thif latest report. The flap, he says, began with a report from Dawson, Ga. in the last few weeks of August. Four people saw two oval looking objects. Then in October of that year two Mississippi fishermen said they had been taken aboard a saucer that looked like a 'giant fish. T h r e e "strange -looking creatures" paralyzed one o. them and floated him to their crait, placed him in front o an instrument that resembled a big eye. then put him back on the pier. The October sightings hac begun. The report goes back to prehistoric times, tells of so-callec contactees and space brothers about monsters and UFOs anc even some of the Iron curtail sightings. "The New UFO Sightings" i a book that those who believ we are being visited b strangers will find verificatio of their beliefs. But those wh don't believe or can take sue scares with a -grain 1 of salt wi! not be convinced entirely. However, the writers keep line of chatter flowing whic is believeable. Whether yo believe or not, it is a good boo for a few hours of easy reading --bw VERY GOOD MYSTERY TirE VOICE OF MURDER by Margaret Erskine (Ace c e n t s ) Inspector Septimu Finch comes to Number 5, th Drive when he gets a call abou the murder of an older woman Alice Glen-Carr is found dea ai her home. Finch came t Number 6, next door in re sponse to the report of jewelr theft. His investigation soon in volves Alice's murder, Foun dead in bed, it was first though that she had died of natura causes. Augusta Parish, th niece of Alice, knows somethin that shakes her up. Two othe people are also killed and th ensuing probe uncovers mor than just murder for money o revenge. "The Voice of Murder" very good who-done-it and als why was it done? --bw\ Area Man Killed SILOAM SPRINGS, A r k (AP) - State Police said A bert Myrick, 55, of Siloam Springs was killed Friday nigh when his car, traveling at high rate of speed, ran off A kansas 59 and hit a bridg abutment. The accident occurred one half mile south of the Missour Arkansas line. WHITE HOUSE USHER TELLS ABOUT THE FIRST LADIES UPSTAIRS AT THE WHITE OUSE, by J.B. West (War- er--$1.95) West, chief White ouse usher from 1941 to 1969, ith the help of Mary Lynn olz, tells about the First adies from Eleanor Roosevelt Pat Nixon. The Roosevelts, for instance, ; begins "Contrary to pub- i s h e d reports, Eleanor oosevelt never walked any- here. She ran." West met Mrs. Rosevelt on is first day at the W h i t e ouse, March 1, 1941, when he as assistant to the Chief slier. During the terms of resident Franklin Roosevell, e says the mansion was like grand hotel. There were Iways guests for lunch. When Harry Truman and ess moved in, after Roosevelt ied April 12, 1945, the staff ound a different type of chief xecutive. Bess Truman was ot glamorous. West says her alues were midwestern and ley went deep. Hr eyes were her most i n g l e engaging feature. l ruman was his own man, the amily was close. Congressman .dam Clayton Powell was not nvited to any White House ft airs because he had once riticized Mrs. Truman. When Dwight Eisenhower and Tamie moved in, Mamie or- ered a king sized bed. Mamie vas gay, breezy and open. The irst night in the big bed. West nd the Head Usher, Grim, istened to Mamie tell someone n the phone that she could now reach right over and pat Ike n his old bald head'. Following Eisenhower,, oi course came the Kennedy's acqueline had . a subtle,in- enious way of getting things ccomplished. -A . "Do You "hink..." or "Could you )lease. , ." was as much a ommand as Mrs. Eisenhower's I want that done immediately." Mrs. Kenedy imprinted her wn style on the White House-- nd quickly. She had a comic egal. Inprivate s h e war legant, aloof, dignified anc egal. In private whe was asual, impish, irreverent anc he had a will of i r o n "with m o r e determination than nyone I had ever met." says West. Lady Bird Johnson told Wesl hat she wanted him to run the White House. "I've been run ling a house for 30 years anc want to devote my time to ither things," she said. . Mrs. Johnson knew, how tc organize. However, West did not really run the White House during her husband's term 'Shi? was like the chairman o he board of a large corpor ition." Lady Bird was a very irivate person while still being nvolved in a swirl of public ctivity. During Nixon's first term Vest was to end 28 years as n Usher in the White House One of Pat's first requests was HUNTING MEN FOR SPORT MANHOUNDS OF SCORPIO by Alan Burt Akers (DAW -$1.25) Akers uses an old trick t »et his hero, Dray Prescot p Earth to the planet Kregan i Antares. The mysterious. Sta Lords transport him to th planet where he fights evi doers. In this, the sixth in the series Dray is transported to the salv pens of faol where he must res cue someone. The Star Lords however, fail to tell him wh it is. On this island, men an women are hunted for sport b the corrupt people of the neigh boring kingdoms. The prisoner are fed well enough but whe a hunting group arrives, som are selected to provide fun fo the hunters. The manhounds are human who have been bred and traine to sniff out and kill. They ar vicious, dumb animals. Prescot manages to lea three groups out. Each time h thinks he has rescued the on only to suddenly f i n d him self sent back to the pens. Fin ally, he decides it must be a old witch whom he must hrin out. Anyone who has enjoyed th Edgar Rice Burroughs tales o Carson of Venus and John Ca ter of Mars will enjoy this tal of sword play on a far distan planet. --bw Bank Robbers Caugh WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP -- Two men were arrested Fr day and $26,000 was recovere minutes after a robbery at th First National Bank of We Memphis. Police Chief Parvin Romin^ said a patrol car was near th oank when the bank's alarm went o f f . The suspects were apprehended when they left th ban.k he said. Romines identified those in der arrest as Albert Brown, 2 and James Henry Braxton, 2 botii of Chicpgo. The cnief sai Brown and Braxton each wer charged with armed robbery They were held under bond o 1100,000 each. r cottage cheese--and there as none in the house. The head butler sped arounc the limousine until he founc melhing open. After that the hite House always had plenty collage cheese. Nixon tore out' the swimming ool that had been inslallec iving the Roosevelt era. Mrs ixon often showed warmth anc ponlaniety, although her public ace was so correct, seemed too lin. She wore tasteful but sub ued clothing and her facia \pressipn was always pleasan nd at times almost rigid. West has written a history o he White House which . hu anizes the Presidents and irst Ladies. His affection foi he families shows in every age. "Upstairs at the White ouse" is a warm, affectionate ut never m audlin account o .'hat goes at 1600 Pennsylvania venue. --bwv Wife Of This Ad Cowboy Herds Goats BURKBURNETT, Tex. (AP) -- What does the wife of one of he nation's most noted cowboys -- newspaper, billboard ind magazine ad type -- do vhile lie is away? Would you believe sho herds ;oats? Now, goat herding is not quite on the glamor level of professional modeling, useful as loat herding is. And Mrs. Dean Myers, wife of Burkburnett's most noted cowboy, doesn't relish it much. It is forced upon her. 'Wiiile Dean is chasing wild horses .down the canyon or riding off into the sunset, I often herd goals. It's not that I plan to do it -- but someone has to," she said. Myers owns a couple of ranches and is also in the welding business. The welding- shop is on a small bit of acreage, and that's where the goats are Prime Rate Cut NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's two largest commercial banks and one smaller bank announced a 'A per cent reduction in their prime loan rates today to 11 per cent, effective Monday. penned. "There are pens and fences around the land, but somehow hose goats get through -- and t's almost always when Dean s gone. If I'm lucky, one of the joys is home," she said. Mike, their oldest son, thinks .he goals get out at night. "One night the police called and said the goals were out. Mike, Marty and 1 got up, dressed and got the goats in. Mike, always quiet and reserved, said, 'Mom, if you'll give me tlie money to buy a set 3f checkers, I'll give them to the police so they'll have something else to do in the middle of the night besides call us to get the goats in'." Herding goats is a minor part of the work of this busy woman. Myers and his .brother are partners in one ranch near Seymour and the other near Kamay. Mrs. Myers does all the chores at the family's ranch house. PACE FAMOUS ' Myers' mature, rugged face is known throughout the world. But, says Mrs. Myers, he was not one of the figures in the famous cigarette-cowboy tele vision commercials. Cigarelle advertising was banned from, television. Myers began modeling for the cigarette firm shortly thereafter. Mrs. Myers grew up on a farm and.could hardly wait to escape to'a job in town. "But after working many 'ears in town, it's a pleasure to lave llio freedom and fun of he outdoors,", she says. Beginning when she was 18, :he operated a beauty shop for .5 years and was a worker in he profession's associations. She worked at most district and slate .shows, usually serving as a' model for guest artists and contestants. "Then I married a model," sho noted. To add to her many duties, she is a member o ftlie Burk- burnetl Booslcr Club, sccrc- avy of Little League football and is a P'l'A member. She has vorked at sporls banquels and iclps o(i civic drives. Besides herding the family ·oats, Mrs. Myers feels she lielps her husband in other ways. GARLICKY WHEAT IN GOOD/SUPPLY KANSAS CITY (AP) -- When wild garlic is mixed with wheat the millers don't want the wheat and it's. generally sold for livestock feed at discounts up to $1 a bushel. Rod Turnbull of the Kansas City Board of Trade says there seems to be more garlicky wheat this year, mostly coming from Kentucky, Tennessee, II linois and eastern Missouri. Garlic, weeds in a wheat field are cut along with the wheat and their bulblets are hard to detect among the grains of wheat. The smell is there though, and "the nose knows," Turnbull said. "We may be hungry thi year," a buyer for a miller said, "but not that hungry." Oflcn when he Is out of town on a welding Job he gels a hurry-up call to leave for a commercial. She then makes his piano reservation, gets his clothes ready and packs. Mrs. Myers said, "If you asked Dean what I do to help him, I feel certain he'd say I encourage him in all of his work, and that I help spend his money." 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