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October 16, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 3

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A Lot Of Unsold Cars Thousands of unsold Plat cars arc parked at a lot on the out- skirls nf Turin, Italy. Because of slumping sales, Vizi placed 71,000 workers on reduced work schedules earlier (his month. In retaliation, unions called a foiir-ltour slrlke and threatened n nationwide strike. (AP Wircpliolo) Amendment 55 To Alter Salaries EDITOR'S NOTK: This is the second in a series of articles about the proposed constitutional amendments lhat Arkansas voters will adopt or reject in the general election Nov. 5. LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Under proposed Amendment 55, legislative salaries 'could--and probably would--go up. So would the salary for governor and the other six "constitutional officers." Nothing in the proposal guarantees higher legislative or constitutional officer salaries, but ·bigger paychecks were the goal of those who promoted this measure. They contend that pay for : government in Arkansas is far too low. Gov. Dale Bumpers, at $10,000 per year, is thought to he the lowest-paid governor in the nation. While no raise is guaranteed . by the proposed amendment, il would: 1. Guarantee that salaries nol be less than now. 2. Eliminate the limit In the present Constitution. 3. Set up a commission to make salary recommendations 4. Empower the legislative to make those recommendations law. The legislature, by the way ' could appprove an amount less than that recommended by the commission, but could not ap prove more lhan the amount recommended. Any action approving salaries smaller than recommended b; the commission could not be less, of course, than the salarj " I s now. CONTROVERSIAL SUBJECT The pay levels of governmen service in Arkansas have in creasingly become a subject o controversy in recent years. Most movement in the fiel supports the theme that the paj is too low. Backers of this idee say many potentially good pub lie servants pass up govern . menl because the pay is so low Bumpers has complained tha he has had to borrow mone; from relatives to meet famil; financial needs not covered b; · the gubernatorial salary., He has two sons in colleg and a daughter in a nonpubli school. ' Legislative salaries were se by Amendment 48, adopted i 1958. The amount is $.200 pe - year for each legislator, excep the Speaker of the House, \vb " gels $135Q. In the 16 years since adopfio ; of Amendment 48. the rcgula . legislative sessions -- whic ; start in' January in odd num bored years -- have gencrall · grown more lengthy, continuin · well beyond the GO day pcrio envisioned by the Constitution Furthermore, special ses .. sioiis--those held in odd-num '. bered years after the con , elusion of tlie regular session · or held in even-numbered yeai · when there is no regular ses · sion -- have cropped up fre frequently. Some of them hav . been long sessions, too. ; MORE COMPLEX On top of Ihose development: legislative activity between ses · sions has become more intens · and complicated as the affair " of slate government grow in ~, creasingly complex, .' .With no salary relief in sigh legislators sought to obtain re · lief through measures appn Autos Collide A! Intersection Kenneth Austin 27, of 915 N. lakland Aye. received minor njuries which did not require mergency treatment, Tuesday morning when the car in which 2 was a passenger collided ith another vehicle at the in- crsection of Garland Avenue nd Wedington Drive. Police said Austin was a assenger in a car driven by tobert Lynn Eyins, 21, of 921 J. Oakland which was struck y a car driven by Thclma F. iarris, 46, of 940 Douglas, as he Harris car entered Garland '.venue from Wedington Drive. Charged Filed A charge of violation of the Arkansas hot check law wailed in Washington Circuit Court.Tuesday against Dan Stevart of Rogers. Stewart, who pleaded inno cent, is accusctl of writing a lot $95 check Sept. 24 to the Now World in the Norlhwes Arkansas Plaza. The check had been clrawi on the Farmers and Merchants 3ank of Rogers. New Pleads Guilty Jerry New of. Springdal " pleaded guilty in Washingto ; Circuit Court Tuesday to - charge of forgery and uttering, Circuit Judge Maupin Cum ·' mings sentenced New to tw ' years in the stale prison wil . one year deferred upon goo ;· behavior. New was conviclcd of forgin '· a false name on a $20 chcc 'passed last 1 May 29 to Ware ' house Foods of Springdale. Th check had been drawn on tb : Bank of Elkins. EXPERT WATCH RZPAIK · * i I i I / .. S W I F T S J7 North Klnrtr St. ·Sating money for themselves the form of expense allow- ices. The creation of each ich effort, and the expansion il, sparks controversy and ccasionally a lawsuit. One such suit this year over egislative expenses appropria- ons led to a state Supreme curt decision which upheld the xpense plan, but prohibited rawing the money in advance governor, if state, ind without vouchers speci- year terms, two would ying what expenses were being eimhursed The salaries of constitutional ifticers have not been in- ·reased since 1046, Besides the 10,000 for governor, the sala- ·ies are: $2,500 for lieutenant $5,000 $5,000 for secretary for treasurer, $5,000 for auditor, $6,000 for at- orney general, and $5,000 for and commissioner. Certain expense funds have een set up for Ihese officials, oo, and some, like Secretary of State Kelly Bryant, employ ·elatives to help boost the fami- y income. Bryant employs his vife, Elizabeth, and Ihe irony of the salary situation is that she, as an assistant, makes more t h a n Bryant, who is boss. NO DIRECT AUTHORITY Under the amendment, the egislature would not have direct authority over its own salary. The effect, through, would be a trend toward higher salaries. ' Creating a commission · lo :nake recommendations, a n d prohibiting the legislature from exceeding the amounts recom- manded by the commission, were moves lo make salary lib, eralization more palatable to the public. The commission would havi seven members, four of whiel would be appointed by the chie justice of the slate Supreme Court. The other three would b appointed by the governor. The commission member, would have seven-year terms. To get the terms on a slag gcred basis, the terms of th first members of the commis sion would be different. Tw members would have two-yea terms, two would have foui October--National Restaurant Month Tim's Pizza vith Schlitz Town Country Restaurant Open 24 Mrs.--7 Days Wk. Hwy. 71 s. (Old Pancake Kouu) 521-8686 Rr, 2 Johnson Rd. Faye rtevilf e. Ark, BB BAR-B-QUE (3 Blocks South of Ozark Theater on 71 By Pass) Dining Rooms, Carry-Ouf, Sandwiches Wo Cater Large and Small Groups, Too! Ph. 442-9674 11-0 Weekdays, 11-10 p.m. Fri-Sat.-Sun.--Cfosed Tues. Closed Mon. at 3 p.m. Venesian Inn Hwy. 68 West -- Tontitown Open 4-9 (Closed Sunday) a -- Masler Charge CHICKEN HOUSE Serving The World's Finest Fried Chicken Hwy. 71 N. Springdale Marly Marys COACHMAN RESTAURANT 1212 N. College Colonial Village Meet your friends at the COACH MAN RESTAURANT TUBS., thru Sat., 5p.m. til 10 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m. til 3 p.m. CHINESE and TeticiouR , . , STEAKS SHRIMPS Open 5-9:30 r.M. Clos«fl Sunrfas- Monrtny 112 Kortfi -- 412-2223 Bring the Family and Dine In Comfort at the Breakfast 6:30-10:30 Lunch 11:30-2:00 Dinner 5:00-9:CO UUM ET 3 kinds of meat, assorted vegetables, salads, home in a if epics. Restaurant Will Close 2 p.m. Sunday 2 09 i SCOTTISH s h INNS 4 hav x-year terms and the othe ould have a seven-year term seir successors all would hav .ven-ycar terms. The proposed amcndmei ould prohibit any commissio ember from being related ·" ny legislator of executive of! al. It also would outlaw i uence pedddling by commi oners trying to tradeoff igli-salary recommendation ^change for legislative a ·oval of any measure. A cor issioner convicted of such i uence peddling could he [ini 10,000 and put in jail lor s lonlhs. Auto Stolen A red 1973 model Karma hia was reported stolen fro parking lot on Maple Stre etween Li ml HI and Oaklan venues between 7 and 10 p.m 'uesday. Owner Richard D, Peck 10 Stadium Dr.. said the c; as unlocked. License numb n the vehicle was DCR-0«. PSC Allows Three More Interventions LITTLE UOCK (AP) - The ate Public Service Commis- on is allowing ihico more in- rvcnlions into Arkansas Fow- Uglil Co.'s $U8, million le Increase proposal. Intervening ;irc Ally. Gen. m Guy Tucker, Little Rock Force Base and the City of orlh Little Rock, The commission, in announc- g its decision Tuesday, said orlh Little Rock's intervention ould be limited to cross-exam- ation of utility witnesses and e filing of briefs on only two objects -- off-peak sales pro- olion and fuel purchases. The commission is to begin a earing Monday on the pro- oscd rate increase, which al- cacly is in effect under bond, he nlilily would be required to efund with interest any mounl not eventually allowed y the commission. Coach Dies AMES, Iowa (AP) _ Mauri ohn, 55. Iowa State University asketball coach until late las ear and National Coach of the car in 1969, died Tuesday. He ad been under treatment scv ral months for cancer. Northwosf Arkansas TIMES, Wed., Oct. 16, 1974 '· 3 rAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS Dairy Farmers Cull More Cows This Year Than Lasl WASHINGTON (AP) - Al- .hough the rale has tapered off atcly, Agriculture Department 'figures show dairy farmers in .lie first nine months of this year sold more cows lhan they did in the first three quaters of 1973. A spokesman for the National Milk Producers Federation said Tuesday another round of herd culling soon may occur because of high feed prices and other p r o d u c t i o n costs, through slaughter prices of dairy cows arc down sharply from a year ago. The USDA figures show producers trimmed about 127,000 cows from their herds from January t h r o u g h September, compared with cutbacks of ap- proximalely 114,000 bead during Ihe same nine-month periods of both 1973 and 1972. Selling was heaviest a year ago when beef demand helped elevate slaughter prices for culled milk cows. About 30,01)0 were sold in September last year, compared with 8,000 last month, according to figures published by USDA's Statistical Reporting Service. The report said total milk production in September, esti- malcd at less lhan 9.13 billion pounds, was up 3 per cent from the same monlh last year. That was because 'of higher production per cow. Herd inventories--estimated at 11,132,000 head in September--were down 2 per cent from a year earlier. According to the National Milk · Producers Federation spokesman, some dairy f a r m - ers apparently slowed down herd culling because cow slaughter prices dropped so much--less than one-half of what they were a year ago- and to see what might happen to feed prices. But new USDA crop estimates show feed grain production w i l l , be smaller lhan indicated Sept. 1, meaning [hat high prices for dairy rations will continue. The federation spokesman said many dairy farmers mas renew herd culling soon and put a further damper on milk output in the near future. Although last month's milk output was up from September Reporter Apptals : LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Th« Arkansas Gazette and a Gazette reporter plnn to appeal a ·tiling that the Student Affairs . Committee of Ihe University of Arkansas Board of Trustees did not violate the slate Freedom of Information Act when it ousted the reporter from two committee meetings. The Gazette and reporter Ginger Shiras filed notice of ap-' peal to Ihe state Supreme Court Tuesday. Their appeal will be of the ruling by Judge Tom Digby of Pulaski County Circuit Court. The Gazette and Miss Shiras filed suit after the committee ousted her from a meeting Nov. 2 al which the committee discussed a proposed change to permit students 21 or older to drink alcoholic beverages in residence, halls. Miss Shiras also was ousted from a meeting Dec. 14. The committee then discussed com- plainls by black students at the Fayetteville campus that they bad been shot at and subjected lo vandalism during the week before the 1973 Arkansas-Texas football game. last year, USDA said January- September production-put at less lhan 88.1 billion pounds- trailed last year's three-quarter total by 1.1 per cent. You're Invited to The Flaming Fall Revue A IMS CRAFTS FAIR THIS THURSDAY -SATURDAY FREE ADMISSION . . . BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY! huie/t _ an/a/ Plaza SO NEAR Over 3000 Free Parking Spaces Open 10-9 Daily Highway 71 Between Fayettevillee and Springdale Over 50 Stores Under One Roof SO MUCH WAL-MART DISCOUNT CITY WAL-MART DISCOUNT CITY WAL-i W{ SEU fOR IISS Ml WAL-MART A I Discount City S A T I S F A C T I O N ^ G U A R A N T E E D - 4 MY SALE " "*' i i « * « » · ..» .1 · · LUCETE Paints VZHCWB Oct. 16th Thru Oct. 19th tea. LUCITE Wall Paint Excel lent covering power. Washable, durable. Goes on fast, dries faster. No stirring, no thinning. 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