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'Â· Northwest Arkanwi TIMES, Thurt., Oct. 17, 1974 FAVKTTIVILLC, A R K A N S A S City Considers Purchase Of Old Post Office For City Hall be The FayettevUle Housing Aulhority (FHA) and Ihe cily of Fayetteville are taking sleps necessary to comply with recommendations of the Little Rock Area Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on the sale of the Old Post Office on the Square for use as a city hall. .Action now underway was discussed at a Wednesday meeting of FHA. A proposal to purchase the old Post Office Building for SI was presented by Mayor Russell Purdy and accepted by FHA pending verificalion of the legality of the transfer at the September meeting of FHA. The proposal came shortly after the old Post Office was designated an historic structure and placed on the National Register of Historic Places. The HUD Area Office did not take a positive stand on the situation, saying, "We cannot advise y o u , at this time, whether the offer of SI is either acceptable or unacceptable to this office until more information is submitted. The letter from Sterling Cockrill, acting HUD director, in response to FHA's request for clarification, states: "While we have not completed our research, we can suggest at this Dugan announced lhal an explanation of the new community development plans will made with on local level Nov. representatives of Fayetteville. Springdale and Harrison expected to allend. Ford time your thai steps agency to be taken ascertain by estimate of costs to restore and maintain the properly as a historical structure." Cockrill also suggested that new appraisals be made, taking into consideration the obligation of any purchaser to restore and maintain the historical significance and "any economic effect, enhancement or red u c t l o n , with professional documentation." Cockrill alo reminded FHA that the responsibility of submitting changes in Urban Renewal plans rests wilh the local housing aulhority. Mayor Purdy, who represents the city at FHA meetings, said the city is preparing cost estimates. "We are anxious to get moving and I will see that these plans are expediated in order to get them to you." he told housing commissioners. It was determined that once the plans are submitted to the FHA, appraisals, hased on this information, will be ordered Immediately. The commissioners also asked for a commilment from the cily staling the work will be performed and the city can afford (COOTIXUED FROM PAGE OXE vised that questions 'on that subject might be raised .b media reporters at the press conference." Reporters asked the n e w President about a possible par don. as anticipated, and Ford responded in a way lhal sug gested it would be premature for him to consider pardoning his predecessor unlil or unless some legal steps had been lak en againsl Nixon. GREATLY CONCERNED However, Ford said in hi statement to the subcommittee that shortly after the news con ference, "I became greatly con cerned that if Mr. Nixon's pros ecution and trial were pro longed, the passions generate: over a long period of tim would seriously disrupt th healing of our country from th wounds of the past." Ford went on to detail th considerations involved and steps taken as he moved toward the pardon he announced on Sept. 8. In this connection, Ford said he received no report from a physician or a psychiatrist that led to his decision. "Whatever information was ;enerally known to me at the :ime of my pardon decision was based on my owp observations of his condition at the time he resigned as president and ob Courthouse Will I Get Fire Escapes Workmen began installing fire scapes on the Washington ounty Courlhouse Wednesday Obituary EninnnrauiiM^ MRS. IDA VAUGHN Siloam Springs -- Mrs. Ida "offer mployes uilding safe get method out of case of a major re," according to Washington !ounly Judge Vol Lester. Now that major renovation vork on the courthouse has een completed. Lester said, he fire escapes can be in- tailed. There was some ques- ion before the renovation was ompleted as to whether the Duter walls could be used afely. he said. Before Ihe fire escapes were added, Lester said. "It was not safe for employes to work on he upper floors of Ihe building, because there was no means or Ihem lo escape a major fire safely. "The eleyalor shaft and stairwells are fire funnels and would Vaughn, 81. formerly of Nor- hwest Arkansas; died Sunday n Lakewood, Calif. She was born Sept. 9. 1886 in Arkansas. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ida Barnes of Lakewood. Funeral service will be al 2 i.m. Friday al Hie Cave Springs Church of Christ with burial under Funeral Home. Barren Cemetery direclion of Wasson unusable if erupted. The a major fire . only reliable means of escape are fire escapes, outside the building and away from the fire." Lester said he hopes the _nstallalion will be complete by the first of next week. MRS. LORRAINE LAND Siloam ' S p r i n g s -- M r s . Lorraine Land, 53, of Siloam Springs died Tuesday at her home. Born June 19, 1921 in Chicago, she was a Lutheran. Survivors are the husband, David Land of the home: one son, David J. of Coram, N.Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Strickland of Auslin, Tex.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Saylor of Siloam Springs anc five grandchildren. Funeral service will be al 10 a . m . Friday al Wasson Memorial Chapel with burial in Oak Hill Cemeterv. to make the renovations necessary to convert t h e- building to a city hall. C o m m i s s i o n e r Bill U n - derwood, who supports the proposal, said FHA can't afford to go out on a limb and find out that the city,, can't finance the restoration. It was noted renovation could he done in phases extending over a period of time. "We are certain of the good faith of the city but recognize that we cannot proceed with any plan until this proposal is settled. We will not be able to demolish Ihe building, and potential buyers are limited," Underwood said. In other action the commissioner approved updating the value of the Palace Theater property on East Street from the original appraisal of $70,242 to $76,742. The first appraisal, contested by the owner, was ' made in 1971. The updated ; appraisal value is acceptable to Â· the owner. ; It was noted that advertising Â· for bids for properly which has '. been cleared by Urban Renewal Â· will be delayed somewhat In Â· order lo obtain waivers from : prospective buyers that changes Â· in the Center Square Plan will Â·; not affect their offers. ; Also approved was travel pay ; for Robert Dugan, executive Â·Â· director, and Bromo Wilson servalions reported lo me after : from others who had later seen or talked wilh him." But Ford said none of these reports came from people "qualified to evaluate medically the condition of Mr. Nixon's health, and so they were not a controlling factor in my deci- ion." Ford said he did believe, and still does, "thai prosecution and trial of the former president would have proved a serious threat to his health." At the outset, Ford said his motive in granting the pardon "was to change our national focus," adding: "I wanted to do all I could to shift our attentions from the pursuit of a fallen president to the pursuit of the urgent needs of a rising nation." ALREADY CONDEMNED Declaring that "surely we are not a revengeful people" and 'often have demonstrated compassion and mercy, Ford described Nixon as already "condemned to suffer long and Underwriters Awards Given Awards were presented at the annual banquet this week for the Northwest Arkansas Association of Life Underwriters, Inc. Recognition was given to graduates of Ihe life underwriters training council: Lynn Sammons, Jimmy Hendrix, Melvin Poage. Dale McBride, Keith Newhouse and Tom Jones each received certificates for serving as instructors in the same program. Those receiving the Chartered Life Underwriter designations were Bettye Banks, Joe Rodman and Dave Engles. Million Dollar Round Table awards went to M. William Fields, Stacy Looney, and Willima C. Morton, J. Women Leaders Round Table recognition was given to Bettye Banks. N a t i o n a l Quality Award winners and the National Sales Achievement winners were also recognized. Thomas received the H Quality award. . MRS. EVA O'CONNOR Bentonville -- Mrs. Eva Mary O'Connor, . 87, formerly d Rogers, died Wednesday in Hot Springs nursing home. Born Dec. 24. 1886 in Hull. Iowa, she was a Catholic. She is survived by a sister Mrs. Agner Gacke of Hull. Rosary service will be at ).m. Friday at Burns Funera Dhapel. Funeral Mass will at 9 a.m. Saturday at St. Vin cent de Paul Catholic Churcl with burial in Catholic Ceme tery. MRS. EDNA PH.4RR Siloam Springs -- Mrs. Edn Pharr, 61, of Siloam Springs died Tuesday in the Siloa Springs hospital. Born Dec. 30 1912 in Nebraska, she was practical nurse. Survivors are three sons John, Donald and Marvin o Siloam Springs; one daughle Mrs. Laneita Linn of Lincoln one brother, James Brown Bassett, Neb.; five sisters, Mr Hattie Beck of Scolts Bluf Neb., Mrs. Mattie Alderma and Mrs. Olive Beck of New port, Neb., Mrs. Edilh Brow of Mundy, Tex. and Mrs. Hele Vansdahl of Grand Island, Ne' Funeral service will be at m. Saturday al Wasson emorial Chapel wilh burial in orwood Cemetery. MRS. MATTIE REEVES Mrs. Maltie Edna Reeves. 82, Fayetleville died in a local ospilal Wednesday. She was orn Aug. 6, 1892 at Gainsville, ex., the daughter of A. A. and ancy Fry Brooks. She is survived by a sister, Irs. Mammie B. Nicholson of aleigh. N.C. Graveside services will be 2 ,m. Friday at Forest Park emetery at Fort Smith, under he direction of Nelson's uneral Home. JOHN HILBURN Springdale -- J o h n R. Hil- urn, 41, of Springdale died Vednesday at a Springdale hos- ital. Born Aug. 31, 1933, at icrgers, he was the son of John ,. and Jewel Matthews Hilburn r.d was a Methodist. He was tool and die m a k e r for Daisy Heddon. He was a Mason nd a Shriner a n d was i eteran of Ihe Korean War. Survivors include Ihe widow Irs. Susan J. Hilburn. of the ome; two sons. John anc teve, both of Wichita, Kan.; mother, Mrs. Jewell Hil- jurn; five s i s t e r s . Mrs Howard Barnes, of Fayelte- 'ille, Mrs. J o e Daniels, anc Mrs. Clifford Howard, bolh o S p r i n g d a l e , Mrs. Rober judeen, of Rogers, and Mrs 3ene Hobbs, of Bella Vista. Funeral service will be a 0:30 a.m. Friday at Siso Chapel. Burial will be in th' Bluff Cemetery, with Masoni raveside Rites. ARTHUR BENNETT Hiintsville--Arthur 0 r v i 11 Bennett. 60, of Route 3, Hunts ville, died Wednesday in Little Rock hospital. Bor March 16, 1914 in Madiso County, the son of James an Delia Litterell Bennett, he \va a veteran of World War II, Baptist and a Mason. Survivors are the widow, Mrs Edith Clark Bennett of th home; one son, Keith of Clifty one daughter, Mrs. Wane Dodge of Hutchinson. Kan.; on brother, Johnny of Rogers; fiv sisters, Mrs. Vada Hinds i Wichita, Kan., Mrs. L e i P r i c k e 11 and Mrs. Verc Capps of Rogers and Mrs. Liz Storey and Mrs. Virginia Wo Gunshot Wound Proves Fatal Robert Sharkey', 18. of ashington Plaza Apartments, ed in Washington Regional cdical Center Wednesday ght from a gunshot wound in e left temple. City police said e wound was self inflicted. Police were called lo I h e harkty apartment at 10:39 m. Wednesday by Emcrgencj edical Service ambulance lendants who reported being otified of a gunshot victim. County Coroner Dr. John W inzant said he was not holitiei the shooting incident and endered no verdict on Ihe ause of Ihe death. Sharkey was born June 14 956 in Fayetteville, Ihe son of an J. and Edc Purcel harkey. and was a student a he University of Arkansas. Survivors are his parenls, o iltle Rock; two brothers, Jim Fayetleville and John o awrence, Kan.; one sister Irs. Roy Roe of Fayetleville IB paternal grandmother, Mrs I. J. Sharkey of Little Rock nd the maternal grandmothei Irs. Lynelle Purcell of Benton Funeral service will :e 0:30 a.m. Friday at St. Jame lethodist Church in Littl ock. Memorials may be made I he Bob Sharkey Memoria 'und at St.- James Methodis ihurch in Liflle Rock. Cyclist Injured SPRINGDALE -- A 15-year W youth was injured Wednes day when the molorcycle h vas riding left the road an struck the curb and an orna mental shrub. Tony Lee Dodson, 503 Carlto St., is in satisfactory conditio today at Springdale Memoria Hospital. He told police he wa northbound on Henryetta Stre when a car backed out of driveway. Dodson swerved avoid the collision and left th pavement. of Eureka Springs and eig grandchildren. 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The men are Jack Jmbarger and Mike Rayfield, ddresscs unknown. Blocker said the . police eparlment there will forward Is information to Springdale. 'he forged money order in .pringdale was written for $150. Prairie Grove Man Pleads Guilty Earnest Millet, 55. of Jloula I, Prairie Grove, pleaded guilty n Fayelteville Municipal Court his morning lo charges of driving while intoxicated a n d .tlemptcd 'bribery of an officer. Millet was fined a total of 1156.25 by Municipal Judge Richard Wells. State Trooper Chuck Webb said he arrested .Millet at 4:48 p.m. Wednesday on Hwy. 62, west of Prairie Grove. Whila enroute to the Washington County Jail, Webb said. Millet attempted lo bribe h i m by offering him $100 to take him lome. ADVERTISEMENT -Worried About FALSE TEETH Coming Loose? Afraid false teeth will drop at wrong time? A denture adhesive can help. FASTEETHÂ® Powder give dentures a longer, firmer, steadie hold. Why be embarrassed? 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Benton Coroner Rules Suicide ROGERS ^- A ruling of at- lempled murder and suicide in Ihe shooting death Tuesday night al Cave Springs of Don Thacker. 32, and the wounding of his wife, Mrs. Lona Mae Thacker, 33, was issued Wednesday by Benton County Coroner Carl McKinney. Cave Springs police said Thacker shot his wife in the head, inflicting a painful wound, then turned the weapon on himself. Police found his body at the couple's mobile home. n Guaranteed Â· Replacement or Money Refunded Mali Store Only--Open 10 to 9 You'll find all I of fun shapes and figures in our easy- candle making kits Use controller, to a state meeting of the National Association of Housing and Renewal Officers. Â· Festival Begins ' The fifth annual Flaming Fall ; Review Festival got underway Â· today at the Northwest Arkan; sas Plaza. The festival will con- Â· tinue through Saturday. ; Some 150 artisls and crafts' men from eight.stales are on I hand to exhibit handmade crafl Â· . work and original fine art. ' Demonstrations of chair re- Â· caneing, glass weaving, portrait ! and sketch work will be avail| able for visitors to watch. Admission is free and show hours are 9 a.m. lo 9 p.m. (CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1) during its impeachment investigation, Nixon told Dean; "But the way you, you've bandied il, it seems to me has been very skillful. . ." Nixon was referring to the fact that no one higher in his administration or campaign organization than Liddy had been implicated in the break-in. In their response", Ehrlichman's attorneys accepted that claim but asked Sirica to order Nixon to give a deposition. The prosecutors, however, said Ihe information submilled by Nixon's lawyers "falls far short of the clear and convincing evidence of substantial Passport Denied SEOUL, South Korea CAP) -Former opposition leader Kim Dae-jung, who faces charges of violating election laws, will not be allowed to visit the United Slates, Foreign Minister Kim Dong-jo said. Kim, 48. oppposition candidate in the 1971 presidential election, applied for a passport last November to take up a Harvard fellowship and to undergo medical trealment in the United States. He has been living in semi- seclusion in his Seoul home since being kidnaped last year from Tokyo, where he was living in exile. He said in June that he was not receiving a fair hearing, and the trial was recessed. ' risk to Mr. Nixon's health" rounded 1K0 M! X. Tj!l ATB. FajeKertllR, Art, radl Pnblsfted daily '*cd saniA? except January 1, July 4, Thajikstfvlna aa4 Christmas. i Postage Paid at yajette ville. At*. MEHBER ASSOCIATED PRESS The Associated Presi Is tntlt]e5 ex- clnslve'x lo the njs tar republica- tlon of all local news printed In thla newspaper at w*J as aU AP cewi dispatches. aUBSCRrPTION RATKS E'/eefl7Â« October 1, 1373 Home DeliTerr Per mofiti by carrier -. |3.23 Single copy daily lOc. Sunday 25c tr.B. MÂ»!l In Wishtnzton, Benton, Madfsoo Cosfr Ues, Art., Adalr Cc.. 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