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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - July 7, 1982, Blytheville, Arkansas ARK. 72315 88-NO. 47 15CENTS 26PAGES JULY 7, 1982 2 Call for - Disturbed by reports that former congressional pages may have engaged in drug trafficking and illicit some lawmakers are renewing calls for construction of a dormitory where the could be recent allegations have prompted several members of Congress to question whether pages on Capitol Hill are able to handle weeks or months of unsupervised residence in there is no official for the who range in age from 14 to 18 years of the approximately 100 pages who work in Congress as messengers and at any one time must find their own some of the young men live in housing provided by the U.S. Capitol Page Association and some of the girls stay in the a private several years I have been working for the establishment of Says He Arranged ROCK - A former congressional page said he arranged a meeting between a U S. senator and a homosexual prostitute in the Arkansas Gazette reported Leroy 18, told the newspaper Tuesday he ROCK Facing a July 30 execution Arkansas death row inmate Qay Anthony Ford has lost an attempt for a stay of execution from the state Supreme 22, of is sentenced to die for the 1980 shooting death of Arkansas State Police Sgt. Glen 43, at a Crittenden County The roadblock was set up to stop Ford's which Bailey was pursuing for state Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a stay of meaning Ford's next step in the appeals process is to the U.S. Supreme The Associated Press Rain may be heavy at Partly cloudy and mild tonight with widely scattered Partly cloudy and warm Thursday with scattered Lows tonight upper 60s and low 70s. Highs Thursday upper 80s and low 90s. scattered slight chance of showers Saturday dry Sunday 8:25 p.m. Sunrise 6:02 following figures were provided by North east Research and Extension Center In Reiser and are based on data collected daily at 8 a m Last 24 Hours Precipitation none High temperature 94 degrees Low temperature 74 degrees 8a,m, temperature 78degrees 2 inch high soil temp 99 degrees 2-inch low soil temp 81 degrees 4-mch high soil temp 98 degrees 4-inch low soil temp 83 22-25 TV Listings 18-19 12 12 Quotes 12 16-17 7 's 8 session at the request of the senator and he watched the two disappear into a bedroom at the Watergate apartment a copyright the Gazette said Williams plans to tell the FBI of the encounter today and name the senator Williams also told the he will give the FBI the names of a Capitol Hill staff member and a Government Printing Office employee for whom he arranged similar said the senator approached him and asked that he make an appointment for him with a male escort named the newspaper The prostitute worked for a Georgetown escort service known as Friendly Williams The escort service was raided by Washington police March 18. Gazette also reported that Williams told the FBI on June 25 that he had performed with two members of Names of the congressmen were not Gazette said wearing jeans and a hospital scrub shirt during a Tuesday interview in described in somber tones his increasing involvement last year in homosexual activities on Capitol Williams was quoted as saying he believed the activities would help him achieve success in was appointed by Rep. Ed in 1981 as a congressional After several months in the Williams was left in charge of a vacant page's rooming house when the landlord went out of he was named overseer of all Republican pages considered a top position among his the the Gazette said Williams described his fear of being demoted or fired from his job when a member of Congress approached him on the House floor requesting him to come to his private office for what Williams felt sure would a sexual first thing I thought about was what the consequences would be if I don't stop by his the newspaper quoted Williams as guess it was my own fear that kept me from saying no. It was the fact that there were a lot of people very proud of me back you say and then get sent how are others going to feel about said that shortly after he arrived in he arranged the contact for the GPO employee who used The meeting look place at the page rooming house six blocks from the Williams On the same he arranged another appointment for the administrative assistant of a he months Williams said he arranged the meeting between the senator and Williams said told him he had once had a relationship with the the Gazette temporarily staying at the time at the apartment of a friend in the Watergate told the newspaper the meeting between the senator and the male escort took place there at 11 p.m. one night during the first part of November 1981. dormitory where these young people could be quartered and supervised under tight said House Majority Leader James in a recent youngsters are through with their school and page he they find themselves footloose and free of any real supervision in a city full of issue has come up Six years congressmen in the House Education and Labor Committee discussed the lack of supervision for the pages in off-duty The hearings were on the Capitol Page which is run by the District of Doorkeeper James whose office oversees the said during those hearings that the supervision issue was potential time Molloy also asked for construction of a said his previous efforts to establish such a facility because many members of Congress felt they might be criticized for spending government money for such a these new reports will help change that for such a facility according to Sen. James and land for it has been purchased near the Abdnor said the House Office Building which killed the project in 1980, must approve the and the funds would have to be was no immediate comment on a revival of the proposal from the office of House Speaker Thomas P. who chairs the the House ethics committee announced it was investigating allegations of drug trafficking among The panel is also probing allegations that some members have sought sexual favors from the Robert said Tuesday that an undercover federal narcotics agent who used his office during an investigation had uncovered the names of a congressmen who use Swihart reached for a ripe peach yesterday at his orchard at The which will be harvestable from now until second week in is much smaller than previous crops due to a hard CHARLES WILKINSON CN Staff - The harvest is only about a quarter of what it should be at Swihart Peach Orchard this Leon Swihart said Two freezes hurt the A January which had a windchill factor of minus 40 damaged dormant buds and a March 28 freeze damaged a only four varieties out of the 24 grown at the 80-acre orchard are bearing according to said that Arkansas growers were not the only ones affected and that there would be about 53 percent fewer peaches nationwide this The price should go up about 40 percent higher than last year because of the trees should be bearing ripe from now until about the second week in The peaches are ripening earlier than usual because of recent favorable rain located about a half mile from Leachville's Main Feeling Fiscal KATHY EVANS CN Staff Arkansas State Police needs people's support in order to be Lt. Jim Pinson told Rotarians who is assistant commander for Troop C in Northeast was speaking specifically about enforcement of the laws against drunk are currently 29 men to patrol the six counties in Troop C headquartered in The region is allotted 32, he but because of retirement and the number is ASP has not hired any new troopers for over two years and there are 30 fewer officers The reductions are the result of budget are under orders to limit their The first reduction came in 1980 when mileage allowance was reduced 20 Pinson a trooper is allowed to drive 1,900 miles per With a 22- or 23-day that is about 93 miles he's working the whole he can blow a whole day's work on one the onset of mileage Pinson there was a corresponding rise in traffic fatalities in Troop C. By he said 57 persons were killed in 1980 in Seventeen of these mishaps were about 30 percent of the In 1981 persons died in 21 alcohol-related or about 44 The figures for this year through May show 26 fatalities occurring in 14 traffic accidents in which alcohol was a about 54 percent of the injuries and property damage from traffic accidents from 1980 until now were also he average of alcohol-related traffic deaths is far above the state and is The restrictions have meant that an area will be in a radius 10 or 12 miles from the city in which the trooper Pinson Still Pinson is pleased with the job being saying even with 199 persons were arrested for driving while intoxicated during 1981. in liquor establishments and private Pinson sometimes make it worse by serving anyone regardless of age or by serving someone who is already This will continue until ASP can monitor these establishments more he when people are caught violating liquor penalties are so there is no real Pinson may be closed down for a few days or get a letter in his Pinson said of a convicted it's too easy to open a liquor establishment and little fear of losing the the Until it will get of Pinson believes is one of the biggest factors in the rising rate of drunken If more local law enforcement people paid attention to the more drunks could be gotten off the Pinson Citizens who notice a drunk driver can help by calling he often get off because of technicalities which have nothing to do with guilt or Pinson claiming juries seldom convict drunk don't take it he court needs to set stop plea bargaining and quit turning people loose on victims need to be considered as he hear about the drug problem in alcohol is abused a lot any he difference is that alcohol is socially Pinson said he was not sure what the new Tennessee law on drunk driving says but that he understands it is He said he hopes the Arkansas Legislature will make penalties more is no excuse for drinking then he from the people will be needed to change he and it will town has as good a law enforcement as people he been in the Swihart family for 55 Swihart says that there are only 62 peach growers left in because California interests are squeezing local growers no longer sells peaches wholesale because large buyers in Arkansas get their peaches from He cannot make a profit selling he because California growers will undersell until local growers are forced out of Then the California growers raise the he of the Mississippi County Credit Control Steering Committee will meet tomorrow at 10 a.m. at the Farm Bureau board room in Committees will be selected and a budget approved to work toward rallying support for Amendment 60, the interest rate control amendment to be voted upon in a general election in in persons were arraigned in Municipal Court this Willie Hopper of was arraigned on a charge of theft stemming from an incident at E. Z. TV Rental in on Oct 21, 1981, where a which has not been was B. James C and Larry Rogers were arraigned on burglary charges after a break-in Saturday night at Stereo Systems Service on West Ash D. Kellums of was arraigned on a charge of possession of a controlled firemen were called to the Federal Compress Building at 420 S. Elm St at 10:35 last Firemen remained at the site for about an hour containing the The building was damaged mainly by firemen said this Cause of the fire had not been
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