Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 9, 1974 · Page 22
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 9, 1974
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This 8-year-old American Bull Terrier, "Butch," lias been smoking a pine of tobacco dally for (he last five years, according fo his owner, Jean Doggie Bowl Morel of Exmouth, England. Morel says the dog used to pinch his pip« so he decided to give "Butch" a pipe of his own. The dog also sports only one eye. He lost his right eye in a fight with a neighbor's dog. (AP Wlrephoto) New South Politics Offers Presidential Potential By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It's been an unusual year in Southern politics, but the strangest twist of all may be the number of Southern Democrats with 1976 presidential am: bitions. While Lester Maddox, once the symbol of segregationist defiance, was being defeated in Georgia for a new term as governor, Alabama Gov. George Wallace, his racial stands moderated somewhat, was savoring a high rating in national polls about the 1970 Democratic pres- . idential race. :· While onetime Harvard foot- · ball star Charles Ravenel, calling for an end to traditional politics, was winning the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in South Carolina, and then losing it in the courts, Dale Bumpers of Arkansas, victorious over Snn. J.W. Fubrrghl, was considering his presidential chances. And while Tennessee Republicans were fighting to retain control of the executive man" sion, Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter was considering an announcement for the presidency before Christmas. Wallace, Bumpers. Carter and, until a week ago, Florida Gov. Reuben Askew are among tiie Southerners known to have presidential aspirations. All except Wallace are pan of the "New South".. corps pi governors spawned by the 1970 elections. Askew said recently he has no presidential ambi tions and would not accept 2 ' draft. While seeking what appears to he a sure third term as Ala bama's governor, Wallace has aade it clear that he has na- ional ambitions "whether my critics like it or not." In the first eight months of 974, his workers* raised and spent more than SI million. They began using a sophisticated direct mail system that sent out five million questionnaires to locate Wallace sup- pork and financial sources. Wallace would not be without roblems in a fourth presidential try. His health is still question and he's had problems with his party machinery at home. Clearly several other Southern leaders think Wallace is not in the driver's seat. Bumpers, perhaps. His primary election defeat of Fulbright thrust his name more prominently into presidential speculation. Carter is reported to believe t h a t Wallace has only a small degree of hard-core support based on racial issues, and that Wallace's showing in the 1972 preferential primaries stemmed from his populist appeal--a vote that would be up. for grabs. Maddox, although beaten badly in Georgia for a return as governor, has said he will enter the New Hampshire presidential primary if Wallace does not run in 1976. Other Southern Democrats thought to have presidential ideas include Sens. Lloyd Bentsen of Texas; Ernest Holllngs of South Carolina and Robert Byrd of West Virginia; Rep. Wilbur Mills of Arkansas, and state Sen.-elect Julian Bond of Georgia, who was nominated 'or vice president 1968 when he was underage. Ford's Testimony On Pardon Delayed To Avoid Conflict Northwest Arkansai TIMES, Wad., Oct. 9, 1974 FAVETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS 13 WASHINGTON (AP) - Pros- dent Ford's grilling by a House Judiciary subcommittee has ccn put off to a week from 'hursday to avoid risking inter- erence with the Watergate cover-up trial. Chairman William L. Hungate, D-Mo., announced Tuesday thai his subcommittee made the decision with White louse concurrence "to afford ample time for selection and sequestration of the Watergate jury." Hungate said his 6 p.m. EDT announcement that the Ford ,estimony. which had been scheduled Tor Thursday morn- ng, would be postponed was ;ri'ggered moments earlier by word from the court that the jury had not been selected. He said he did not talk to U.S. District Judge John Sirica and was given no indication now soon the closed-door jury selection might be completed. At the courthouse. Todd Christofferson, Sirica's law clerk, told newsmen that on the judge's instructions he had called Hungate's office to pass the word that there was little chance of completing selection of a jury before Thursday. Christofferson also quoted the judge as .saying he remained hopeful of having a jury by the end of the week and that he felt jury selection was progressing well. Tuesday was the sixth clay of the search for 12 unbiased jurors and six alternates. The process continued to be carried out behind the closed, guarded doors of Courtroom No. 2, with »J1 parties under orders from Sirica to say nothing. Hungate said the subcommittee reached an understanding Monday to postpone Ford's testimony If there was no jury by 6 p.m. Tuesday because qt .the advance time needed for security and other arrangements for a president's appearance. "You can't just wait around until the last minute and if they laven't got a jury tell the Pres- dent to come back tomorrow," lungatc said. Ford has agreed to answer 14 questions on his pardon of former President Richard M, Nixon and subcommittee members are to question him for elabora- ,ion on his answers. The 14 questions include whether Ford knew of any p e n d i n g criminal charges against Nixon when he granted Iho pardon, whether negotiations for it began before Nixon resigned and what Ford knew about Nixon's health. Hungate said the subcommittee will be limited to the 14 questions. Liberty's Bloodline MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. (AP) -- Bang, the golden retriever that sired President Ford's new dog, is an obedient 85-pounder and an expert pheasant retriever. ·Bang is the father of Liberty, an 8-month-old pedigreed female that Susan Ford and White House photographer David Kennerly presented to Ford. Liberty's mother is Hose, a San Jose, Calif., dog. Co-owners of Bang are Robert Lund, a Veterans Administration worker in Minneapolis, and Avis Swanson Friberg of Alexandria, Va. Bang's registered name is "Honors Let 'Em Have It!" Star Turns Air Executive Maureen O'Hara, star of dozens of Hollywood films, and her husband, Charles Blair, pose in (he cockpit of a Tilun- derland four-engine flying boat they bought in Australia and flew to Los Angeles harbor. The Blairs, president and executive vice-president of An- tilles air line based In the Virgin Islands, will add the old propeller-driven craft to their fleet. (AP Wlrephoto) Sugg Named Dr. John G. Sugg of Fayetteville is one of 15 Arkansas optometrists named to the local arrangements committee to handle details of the 78th annual American Optometric Association Congress, June 16-21, in Hot Springs. Dr. Sugg's appointment was made by AOA national president, Dr. Bernard J. Shannon, in Mauston, Wisconsin. Dr. Sugg will assist local arrangements chairman Dr. Erwin Lax of Hot Springs. Cowens Injured BOSTON (AP) -- All-star center Dave Cowens of the Boston Celtics suffered a broken bone in his right foot Tuesday night and will be lost to the team until the end of November. OPEN DAltY 9-9; CLOSED SUNDAY Wall Street Broker Pleads Guilty To Fraud, Conspiracy LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In a surprise move, Stanley Gold- -blum, the former president of Equity Funding Corp., has pleaded guilty in connection with one of the biggest business scandals in U.S. history. Gokiblum admitted Tuesday he knew of plans to sell phony insurance policies, to counterfeit bonds and to exaggerate the worth of the company. Only a week into what \yas -expected to be a lengthy trial. Goldbliun pleaded guilty to five ' counts of conspiracy, securities fraud and mail fraud. He had ; been indicted on 43 counts. U.S. Attorney John Newman Jr. said the government will · u r g e a stiff sentence for Goldblum and was reluctant to let the 47-year-old former Wall Street broker off on the 38 other counts. "But the number of counts pleaded to gives the court suf- .' ficient leeway to give a sen- ·.; tence that would be satisfactory , to the government," Newman said. Gokiblum could be sent to prison for 30 years and fined up to $31,000. Sentencing is set for Feb. 10. Goldblum's attorney, Thomas H. Sheridan, said the cost of an extended trial and the strain on Goldblnm and his family were key factors in the decision to change the pleas. The scandal was described by prosecu'ors as a gigantic scheme to make Equity Funding look like it was making money when it was actually osing money. The firm went bankrupt in April 1973 after reports it had greatly exaggerated its assets and that a subsidiary had sold ·nore than $2 billion in phony nsurance policies and counter- eit bonds. Goldblum and 18 other former executives . of the firm vero indicted last November. Joldblum was the last to face :rial. The other 18 had previously pleaded guilty to various charges. Three independent auditors vere also Indicted and face rial in January. Debt Repaid CLEVELAND. Ohio TAP) -Ralph Quist may be in the doghouse with his wife, but he made Recreation Commissioner John Nagy's day Monday. Cleveland received a check for $100 from Quist, repaying a debt stretching across a continent and back to the 1930s. The check was accompanied by a letter, which reafl: "About 40 years ago, three persons stole a used tennis net fro ma tennis court at Brookside Park. I was one of those foolish people. I hopethis check will compensate the city for my 'part in the escapade. It is the "only t h i n g I have ever stolen and, of course, I am very sorry it happened." But when a newsman callec Quist's home in San Diego, Ca lif., Quist pleaded: "Why not just drop it? My Wife told me not to send it. I'm in the doghouse now." EXTENSION HOMEMAKERS CLUB HABBERTOPf There were nine members and one guest, Mrs. Welma Duffy of Palmdale, Calif., present for the September meeting at the home of Mrs. Bernelle Whillock. Mrs. Linda Gayer gave a program on periodontial dis- east and the group participated in a true or false quiz on dental care. F o l l o w i n g a cooperative luncheon the group made Santa faces out of baby food jars. Ten members participated in the fall tour to Blanchard Springs and the Folk Center at Mountain View. Mrs. Leota Dillard SWEATERS OR SPORT SHIRTS Your Choice--Reg. 5.44-6.96 3, Lonosleeve pullovers with U- or V- necK. Warm acrylic cable knits. b. Brush-striped Monsanto* acrylic knit turtleneckwithanew look. Men's sizes. c. Solid color acrylic knit sport shirt has 4-button placket. Men's sizes. CARDIGAN MEN'S ORLON 11. 77 Reg. 15.96. Good looks combine with comfort in this cardigan with suede leather front. Men's sizes. MEN'S FLARES BOYS'SPORT SHIRT JR. SLACKS Our Reg. 3.97 4 Days Only Your Choice Reg. 6.97-8.97 Our Reg. 3.33 4 Days Only Variety of styles Jr. boy» size* 4-7. Jr. Boy Sweaters. Reg. 4.97-3.97. No-iron potyester/cotton. Solid colors or patterns. Boys' 6.97 No-Iron Patterned Flares 3.97 Nifty-looking western flares in flare jean denim or plaid cotton brush. Men's sizes. HIGHWAY 71 B. NORTH AND ROLLING HILLS

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