Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 25, 1974 · Page 5
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 5

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 25, 1974
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plays hide leaves that she hss raked to- large pile of gether outside her Columbus, Mills-Petty Race Gains Steam INohhweit Arkemwii TIMES, Friday, Oct. 25, 1974 * 5 AVKTTKVILLE. A R K A N S A S LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- T h e co between Hep. Wilbur D. ills, D-Ark., nnd Republican ly I'ctly of Liltlo Rock mtecl up Thursday. Mrs. Petty called for an In- rnol Revenue Service audit ot e Ways and Means Corn- ittea chairman's income turns, and Mills lined cmocralic officials and aclers in his behalf. party for an IRS audit ot the returns. She said nothing In the statement about her own returns. The GOP that Mills closed his nominee also noted had not fully dis- 1972 campaign con- Also, for apparently Iho firsl me, Mrs. Felly raised a ques- on in connection wilh person- ities involved in the Tidal Bail incident which took place in ashington. Meanwhile, Mills' office deed that Ihe committee was onlcmplallng putting a tax on clerans Adminislralion sorv: e-connected compensation, he office said no such tax ould he considered by Ihe ornmiltee as long as he is lairman. Mrs. Petly, 30, Is the Republi- an nominee for the 2nd Dis- riet post held by Mills since 938. She had pledged not to aise the Tidal Basin incident Ihe campaign, and she didn't aise the incident directly. $15,500 CHECK In a owever, prepared she said statement, that while dills had written a $15,000 per- onal check last year to pay ack an illegal gift by Gult Oil 'orp. to a "draft. Mills" group, e had recently described him- elf as a man of modest means. He used the "modest means" lescription of himself when de- ying reports that he had paid tributions. Gifts to some, "draft Mills" groups lurjied out, to be illegal. Mills said he had nothing to do with Ihe draft groups. The law did not require full disclosure ot gifts prior to April 7, 1972, but some other candidates made disclosures. Meanwhile, three Democratic groups issued statements urging fellow Democrats to support Mills In his race for a 19lh term in Congress. "It is important t h a t all Democrats" vole for all party nominees, the leading officials of the state party said in one statement. "It is especially important that Wilbur Mills carry every county in the 2nd Congressional District," the statement added "Wilbur Mills has proven over and over again his outstanding qualifications to serve effective ly in the national Congress and he commands stature and lead ership within our own party. "Good Democrats - a re called on to work hard for Wilbur Mills and all other Democratic nominees." The elected officials of Pu laski County issued anolhe: statement endorsing Mills, a: did three former administrate assistants to the congressman. The assistants said Mrs. Pel ly was "without legal, tcchni The ex-assistants said in their lalemcnl that it was reported lat Everett Hamm was slated to become her adminis- ralive assistant. Many Re- ublican leaders have ex- ressed tinhappinoss with this urportcd arrangement." More Oil Firms Post Profit Hikes NKW YORK ( A P ) -- Twfl more major oil firms have losled hefty profit increases in he third quarter and tho first nine months of 1974. Tenneco Co. says its earnings already exceed last year's net income. 500 a week from Mills' person- I lunds to Annabel Battistella, B, the ex-stripper who plunged nto the Tidal Basin at Wash- ngton, B.C., alter leaving dills' car in Washington about a.m. Oct. 7. cal, or academic training re quired of a high-ranking mem her ot Congress." The group did not point out though, that Mills, like Mr; Petty, never finished college. Tenneco 'reeman Chairman said in N.W, Houston Thursday that "right now, we are in our strongest financia' osition ever." In comparisons of the recently -ended third quarter with Ihe same period a y e a i ago, Texaco Inc. reported an approximate profil increase a 23 per cent. Atlantic Richfield Co. s a i d sales rose 140.8 per cent. Analysts say this week's re ports from major oil firms o increased earnings reflect high crude oil prices and stron profit margins for petrochemic al sales. Profits- went up during th third quarter for: Conoco, 12 per cent; Soliio, 107 per cent Phillips Petroleum, 103 pe cent; Pennzoil, 80 per cent Cities Service Co., 75 per cent and Exxon, 25 per cent. State Committee Recommends Separate Revenue Department LITTLE ROCK (AP) - eglslatlve Joint Interim mittce on Revenue and Tax- lion recommended Thursday hat the legislature split the tale Finance and Adminis- ralion Department so that here again would f je a sepa- ale Revenue Department. The recommendation was made without objection, but ·en. Ben Allen of Little Rock vas out of the room. He is a a cgislalive ally of Gov. Dale Bumpers, who f a t h e r e d the 1971 reorganization law that com- )ined the Revenue and Admin- stration departments. Allen tried lo undo the endorsement when he returned. 3y then, though, so many corn- iltee members had left for the day that there were not enough legislators present to expunge the record of (he en dorscmcnt. "This is the beginning of the end of the good administrative act that we passed four years ago," Allen declared, pre dictin" that Iheie now would he allacks on all sides of the reorganization law. Allen warned that politic: once again would enter thi Revenue Department. Sen. Knox Nelson of Pim Bluff and Rep. Bobby Glover o Carlisle had sponsored a pro posal lo create a separate Rev enue Department again. The said the commissioner c o u 11 devote more time to revcnu The collections under a separate A Com- rlmenl. Sen. Olcn Hcndrix of Anlolna d successfully moved Ihe ncher on the rccommenrta- in while Al|en was outside. hat meant Allen would have cried the votes of two-thirds the committee members to ndo the recommendation. The legislative Joint Interim ooimitlec on Judiciary also ct Wednesday, and It en- rscd the proposed rccodifica- on of the state's criminal laws n principle." But, the committee sent the assive package of legislation the 1975 legislature wilhout a rmal recommendation. The proposed new code over- auls sentencing procedures. :eks to relate punishment to ie severity of t h e crime and vcs greater flexibility to idges in deciding punishment. The TIMES U On Top of The News Seven Days a Week McKcsson-Bexel F A L L S A L E 1/3 Price thru Nov. 30 East Side of Square Trusty Guard Wounded In Escape Try Eduardo Battistella, the hus- and, was quoted in Buenos Aires, Argentina as saying his vife had been hired by Mills as personal secretary either for the congressman, 65, or the congressman's wife, Polly, 67. Mrs. Petty mentioned that point in a statement calling for an IRS audit of Mills' income :ax returns. Mrs. Petty said the Ways and Means Commitlee is considering legislation to require annual audit of returns of elected officials. She said she favored the proposal.. Since Mills has "been on the public payroll since 1938," Mrs. Petly said she .believed taxpayers were "entitled to a full and complete disclosure of his financial holdings and personal assets." ASKS IRS AUDIT She asked Mills to reveal his income tax returns and called CUMMINS PRISON FARM, Ark. (AP) -- A trusty guard at Cummins Prison Farm escaped sometime after 3 a.m. today] but was captured a short while 1 later and shot In the leg during an exchange of gunfire with prison officers, a prison spokesman said. Tim Baltz, public information officer for the Correction Department, Identified the prisoner as Paul Birmingham, 35, who is serving 16 years for armed robbery. BalU said Birmingham was In the norlhwest tower at the 3 a.m. check, but not at 3:30 a.m.. Birmingham was armed with a 30-06 rifle and 10 rounds of ammunition, Baltz said. A search immediately got under way, and bloodhounds tracked the escapee to an area not far from the tower. Baltz said authorities then tracked Birmingham to an area near U.S. (55 and the entrance to the farm. Birmingham shot one ot the dogs, then opened fire on the officers, Ballz said. Several of the officers then returned the fire, and Birmingham was struck in the right leg near the knee, Baltz said. The prisoner was treated al the prison's infirmary t h i s morning, and Baltz said he might be transferred to hospital. Baltz described Birmingham's condition as "pretty good." No one else was wounded. Ifs Time for a Change Elect BRUCE CRIDER Washington County Judge Bruce Crider is at this \\rne working on a Regional Juvenile Detention School and Home. The present out-of-county facilities are too inconvenient for parents to visit. Bruce Crider will expand the Juvenile Court to a full time court. Free from politics. He will employ professional personnel to assist our Juvenile Judge. Elect A Judge Who Believes Our Children Should Be Our First Concern. A VOTE FOR BRUCE CRIDER IS A VOTE FOR IMPROVING EVERY PHASE OF COUNTY GOVERNMENT. Paid for by Margie Crider Affirmative Action I want to change what is wrong, not just criticize it! It's time to take affirmative action and I'm the woman for the job! for a change... Cathy Hale State Representative District 10 Pol. 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