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   Northwest Arkansas Times (Newspaper) - February 15, 1964, Fayetteville, Arkansas                               NORTHWEST ARKANSAS' 1ST SALESMAN 103rd YEAR-NUMBER 208 Associated Press teased Wire The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper _________FAYEnEVIlLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1964 Gun Toter, Rights Marchers Get Sidetracked Johnson Pays Visit To 'Quiet' St. Louis AP, King end NEA Features IOCAI FORECAST- Overcast with rain today; clearing late tonight and colder tomorrow. Barometer wind S at 9; humidity 94 per cent; dewpoint 38; precipitation last 12 hours .10 inches; suit- rise tomorrow sunset High Low Yesterday 51 Expected today 50 38s; 12 PACES-FIVE CENTS ST. LOUIS, Mo. at Lambert-St. Louis Municipal cheering, waving Airport where the presidential than St. Louisans, and 86 civil rights demonstrators, turned out Fri- day as President Johnson at- tended the city's 200th birthday celebration. Police intercepted the demon- strators, look them to headquar- ters and ordered them home. Later a man with a loaded .32- caliber pistol was apprehended It's All Set.. Soviet Agent Gets Asylum WASHINGTON (AP) The U.S. government is granting asylum to Soviet secret police defector Yuri I. Nosenko in case still carrying overtones of a spy thriller The State Department unrav- eled some of the mystery with a pair of announcements Fri- day. In the first U.S. comment since last Monday's disclosure that Nosenko, who had disap- peared from the Soviet dis- aimament delegation at Geneva Feb. 4, had asked for political asylum in America, press offi- cer Richard I. Phillips revealed that: 1. Nosenko now is in Washing- ton, though his exact where- abouts remains a secret. 2. The Russians demanded an interview with Nosenko in a note Wednesday, and were granted- it Friday. A Soviet Em- bassy representative talked to Nosenko for less than an hour, and Nosenko "reconfirmed his desire for asylum." 3. A Swiss Embassy represent- ative also questioned Nosenko separately for less than an hour and got the same answer. A State Department representa- tive sat in on both interroga- tions. 4. S.oviet Foreign Minister An- drei A. Gromyko called in U.S. Ambassador Foy D. Kohler in Moscow and delivered a stiff oral protest to what Gromyko called "improper behavior" by the United States in the case. But the Russians have not ac- cused the United States of kid- naping and have not threatened to pull out of the disarmament conference at Geneva. A Soviet Embassy spokesman confirmed the interview with Nosenko but declined comment. The Swiss Embassy also ac- knowledged having seen Nosen- ko and said its representative had been told by the Russian that he wanted refuge in the United States. Phillips said the United Stales is "prepared to give him asy- lum" and had sent the Soviet Union a note replying to their Wednesday inquiry "as to the manner in which Mr. Nosenko presented himself to U.S. au- thorities." The Slate Department spokes- man said there would be no fur- ther announcement, and he de- clined to say when Nosenko might be surfaced to public view. Still under wraps were how Nosenko defected, how he gol to the United States, and what secrets he might have passed on to U.S. intelligence. From the fuss Moscow has made over his disappearance there was speculation that the West had gained a notable prize in the continuing undercover contest of the cold war. Nosenko, 36, was ostensibly a low-ranking member of the So- viet delegation at the disarma- ment parley Actually, accord- ing to U.S. sources he is a staff officer of the Soviet KGB secret police apparatus. ARKANSAS WEATHER ARKANSAS-Cleartng west this afternoon and east early to- night. Highs today 45-52. Colder tonight with lows 18 northwest to 28 southeast. plane was parked. He was held for questioning. Otherwise the President's trip to St. Louis was uneventful. The weather was cool but sunny. He shook hands, planted a tree, toured part named Stan of the Musial, city and St. Louis Cardinal baseball great, direc- tor of the President's physical fitness program. The President was greeted by an estimated total of peo- ple at the airport on his arriv- al. They broke into cheers as lie walked along the wire fence shaking extended hands. Thousands more speclators lined mullilaned Mark Twain Expressway to walcli the presi- dential motorcade. Many of the watchers were children. Downtown President Johnson inspected the U'.ifinished gate- way arch on the Mississippi riv- erfront. Then, through crowd-thronged city streets, the motorcade wenl to a slum clearance project near St. Louis University. In a brief speech to stu- dents and others, the President waved his hand at the nearby university and declared: "The ON THE SQUARE AGAIN Postmaster Her- man Tuck hands the key to the new central square station of the Post Office to John Ballard, superintendent of the new station. Tiie office opened today at 9 a.m. with service until noon. Hours for the revived installation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the service window to be closed to for lunch. According to Ballard there are still a few of the small type boxes un- reserved in the new station and may be rented there. The offices are located in the northwest corner of the old Post Office building which also houses the offices of the U. S. Department of Agriculture in Fayetleville as well as offices of the FHA. State 'Situation' Is One That Concerns Him Winthrop Says Nelson Isn't Key To His Plans LITTLE ROCK situation in Arkansas Paul C. Davis, was county He said: sidering becoming that I have from seeking any other office." county judge. CK (AP) base my decision on ie stale to run for governor on of the split in situation in the state and publican on whether (New York kefeller said Nelson (Rockefeller) so, his Winthrop said. n't figure in said the GOP split in Ar- al seemed to be based Vili lodds short onl n 1 a long life I collector Scotland (AP) Dunty, said today a candidate for to this office. can lay a bet today in the village belling shop on who'll for the firsl local resident to die. successfully the moment, the legalized collector's shop has seven run- in the death sweepstakes. I should, in can bet, including the who may be whose names are on the ning a for all to see. No one has tement at yet. ly does this each man catches cold, or removed any form of illness, the he nomination change. e." ?est Davis will be or the office for the grave today is widower Jimmy Orr, 68, at 3-1 odds. Jimmy downed his whisky ON PAGE SEVEN 1 more on Nelson vs. Arizona Sen. Barry Goldwater for the GOP presidential nomination than on slate-ievel party think- ing. Rockefeller said that a show- down in the intraparty fight, ex- pected for Feb. 22, may not come off. His backers gol 10 signatures, apparently forcing a called meeting of the GOP executive committee, but Rockefeller said Friday that it now appears that 11 signatures will be needed and another meeting called. He said he wants the call for a new state executive commit- tee meeling "toned down." The first call asked for a dis- cussion over whether parly chairman William L. Spicer of Fort Smith had made state- ments "detrimental to the par- ty." Spicer and Rockefeller have fought a running verbal battle since the split. "I believe we should discuss constructive action for the fu- ture, rather than take punitive actions for the Rockefel- ler said. St. Louis area strength its and universities." draws its fine colleges He drew a laugh when he said "I've been aware of the impor- tance of St. Louis since I was a small boy and were my firs pair of Busier Brown shoes.' St. LOUIF is a shoe manufac- turing center. In his principal address to an overflow crowd of at a ho- tel Friday night, President John- son said he welcomes "fair dis- cussion of honest differences1 both at home and abroad. He took a swing at critics in the United States and overseas who he sa'd "seek political gain from baseless denunciation oi the United States." On the civil rights question he said, "We cannot secure the success of freedom around the world if it is not secure for all citizens in our cities." The nation's military strengtl: he -aid, enables Americans to meet each new crisis "from West Berlin to Cuba with both courage and calm." As he spoke the mass march started in nearby Forest Park but it was halted five blocks short of the hotel. It was led by members of the SI. Louis Com mittee on Racial Equality, an affiliate of the National Con- gress of Racial Equality. The man arrested at the air- port was identified as Talma Sawyer, 27, formerly of Cairo 111. Police said papers on him indicated he had received an un- desirable discharge from the Army earlier in the day. He was arrested at p.m. The Presi dent left at p.m. Farmhand, Sought In Death Of Four, Takes Own Life ATHENS, Ohio. (AP) Rudy Zamora, a 29-year-old farm hand sought in the brulal slay- ing of four persons, shot and killed himself today as pursuing deputies closed in. The large posse heard gun- shots as it was stalking the lulls six miles southwest of this southeastern Ohio city. Zamora's body was found on a ridge a half-mile from the multiple murder scene. A trac- tor was sent up the ridge to bring the body down. Zamora, a former mental patient said to be of Mexican descent, was believed lo bt the person who shot to death late Friday four members of a farm family and wounded two others. Deputies were called to the two-slory farm home about six miles west of here shortly after 7 p.m. Friday after one of the wounded victims, Patricia Wild- man, 22, made her way to the nome of a neighbor, Glenn Mc- CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN) FAYETTEVILLE LISTED ON POWDER PUFF ROUTE The 18lh annual transcontinental race for women pilots wilt include Fayetteville as one of its stops. Ray Ellis, manager of Drake Field, said lie has been in correspondence with officials of the Powder Puff Derby and has been notified Fayetleville will be the sixth official stop in the national event. Seventy planes, each carrying two women fliers, will make the race. Some of the entrants will remain here all night. An official timer, who will be a member of the Ninety-Miners, international organization of women fliers, will be stationed here from July 4 July 8, the days the race is to be run. Racers will leave Fresno, Calif., July 4, and the contest will terminate in Atlantic Cily, N. J., July 8. Requirements will include a temporary lower which will be installed at the field. Other requirements are rapid servic- ing, weather information, maintenance where needed, an area for tiedowns, transportation to and from the city, and housing for those who spend the night here. Stops in order will be: Las Vegas, Winslow, Ariz., Al- buquerque, Amarillo, Oklahoma City, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Lexington, Ky., Morgantown, W. Va., and At- lantic City. Last year the racers used Kansas City for the area stop. Ball Finds Peace Not Easy Cyprus Still In Turmoil ATHENS (AP) U. S. Undersecretary of State George Ball pressed his Cyprus peace mission today at an urgent meetin with Greece's caretaker Premier John Paraskevopoulos. Turkis military preparations added a new danger to the crisis. Ball called on Paraskevopoulos a few hours after the America troubleshooter arrived from Ankara, Turkey, in a whirlwind effor to win acceptance of an international police force free of U.K control. Then he headed to London i his special U.S. Air Force je plane for a conference wit British authorities, In London, British Prime Min ister Sir Alec Douglas-Horn called in top cabinet to discuss the explosive situa lion, possibly including Brills reaction in event of a Turkis invasion. The Greek press has bee highly critical of the America intervenlion in the dispute. I response to a'newsman's ques tion if the United States had en tered the dispute at the invita tion of Greece, Ball replied: "All the guaranlor powers asked us to interest ourselves. Turkish troop-carrying war ships were said to have em barked from the port of Isken derun, less than 100 miles from embattled Cyprus. The report sent a wave of fear across thi embatiled island of an immi nent Turkish invasion. The Turkish chief of staff Gen. Cevdet Sunay, was quoted as having said the shipment; were maneuvers, nol an inva sion. Greek forces also were said to on an alert. Ball plans to leave for London later today for conferences with British officials on a new tack .n the perilous situation. Turkey's Premier Ismet Ino- nu warned Ball in Ankara Fri- day Turkey might have to acl alone to protect the Turkish Cyp- riot minority unless peace is re- stored on the embattled Medi- errancan island. Professor Favors Manager For Fayetteville Dr. Henry Alexander, chair- man of (he department of gov- ernment at the University, yesterday told Fayetieville Junior Chamber of Commerce members at a luncheon at the Holiday Inn that he favors a change in Fayeteville city government to the city manag- er form. This points, he said, to a con- demnation of the present may- or-council form, but he has- tened to add he in no way is critical of the personnel in the present government. "As far as I know the officials de- serve he re- marked. Fayetteville is in a position to get an experienced, trained city the educator said. He estimated a responsi- ble manager could be ob- tained for to a year. Any city with or more population can adopt a c i I y manager form by vole, if the majority of Ihose voting cast ballots in favor of the change. Such a vote may be decreed by issuance of a proclama- tion by Ihe mayor or by fil- ing of pelitions signed by 15 per cent of those voting in the mayor's contest in the last election, Dr. Alexander said six cities in Arkansas are operating un- der this form of government, wilh at least three now active- ly considering a change to this form. These three he said are Rogers, Wynne and Pine Bluff. He said eight communities have rejected the city manager form in votes. If the city manager form is favored by a majority of vot- ers, a second election is held and a Board of Directors made up of seven persons is elected. These draw, with three to serve two years, the other four for four years. Names are put on a ballot by pelitions signed by 50 p e r- sons. The board selects one of its members as mayor, who serves as a titular head making public appearances, representing the cily at meet- ings, and so forth He can serve as a lobbyist for the city if or when needed, the speaker pointed out. The board selects the city manager, and Dr. Alexander said cities in Arkansas with this form of government "have had no difficulty local- ing competent Although the board maintains full pow- er for making policy, it dele- gates authority to the mana- ger as its director. This helps to draw good citizens to the Board of Directors, he noled, because the board members make policy and do not have to deal wilh petty matters. The city clerk, city attor- ney, municipal judge, boards such as the Library Commis- sion and Civil Service C o m- mission, are not affected by the change. The board does not have broader power t o lax than Ihe present Council. Elections for the board are held each two years, and can- didates are non-partisan and do not run by wards. There are no primaries and the board elections come at the same time as general elec- tions. The members hold four year terms, with three elected one time and four the next election. Members of the board are subject lo popular recall upon filing of petitions by residents of the cily. There is no pay for board members, and the position is strictly honorary. The manager serves with- out contract or tenure and can be fired at will by the Board of Directors. A four to three vote can bring discharge o f the manager. "The cily manager form can be abandoned and a re- turn made to m ayor-council form after six years (which is too the speaker said. A referendum can be brought about by petition. He said the city manager form "is just a framwork for city government, and relies more on personnel than on structure. It provides a tool." Also it tends to attract a com- petent staff, he reported. He cited three advantages: All legislative power is in the Board of Directors, which serves exactly as boards of businesses or as do boards of education; there Is a short ballot; the manager is a full- time administration He said he doubts a change "would save Fayetteville but that he considers a city manager form "a feather in the cap of cities which seek new industries." He was introduced by Charles Meek. B. A. Conrad, president of the Jayeces, pre- sided. Nikita Wants Increased Use Of Fertilizer MOSCOW swli el-chair farmers, today wind u another Kremlin convention o Soviet agricultural problem which Premier Khrushchev be- lieves can be solved by inten sive fertilization and irrigation Khrushchev and his top offi cials have spent six days tell ing Communist party Centra Com mi lee members and visit ing rural bureaucrats and farm specialists about the bette crops to come. The gravity of the Soviet Un ion's farm crisis appeared un derscored by the unusual length of the plenary session. Most of the time has been ipent instructing farm bosses on uses of fertilizer and irrigation after long years of scrimping on :hese costly measures to pay or bigger steel plants. The new drive to develop the fertilizer-producing chemica! in duslry will be expensive, bu Khrushchev insisted that the So- viet Union now can afford it, de spite what Western analysts ay. The farm leaders had other ess pleasant prospects to pon- der as they prepared to return o the villages this weekend. One was Agriculture Minister van Volovchenko's proposal to hold them legally responsible or misusing cropland. He hinted that much of (he 'virgin lands" Khrushchev or- ered plowed up in the Kazakh- Ian Republic in the last eighl ears are threatened by wind rosion. Khruschev, Volovchenko and (her speakers at the plenum Iso harshly criticized farm- chool graduates and their pro- essors who prefer comfortable obs in the cities lo working on arms. Lost Fliers Hunted PROVO, Utah. (AP) 20- lane search was under way to- ay over a three-state desert nd mountain area for ballplay- r Ken Hubbs, reported missing nd presumed down in his light lane on a flight from Utah to alifornia. Hubbs, 22, a second baseman or the Chicago Cubs and 1962 'ational League rookie of the ear, had his pilot's license only wo weeks when he flew home o Colton. Calif., after taking art in a church basketball ournament Irregularities Uncovered In Defense Fund WASHINGTON (AP) The Defense Department reports.it has found irregularities in the handling of accounts in the of- fice of an aide to Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.-: The entire case has been' turned over to the Justice De- partment's Criminal Divisiotf for study. In response to questions, the Pentagon said Friday that the irregularities had occurred In the Budget and B'inanee Branch the office of McNama-' ra's administrative assistant.. It named no individual as being involved, The Budget and Finance Branch has been headed since 1952 by John A. Wylie, 57. He has been on sick leave since Nov. I..... The Pentagon said the al- leged irregularities first had been noticed during a routine audit last fall. It said the ir- regularities had involved "fail- ure to follow established Depart- ment of Defense accounting pro- cedures." Asked if Wylie had gone on leave voluntarily, the Pentagon replied: "When the irregulari- ties were discovered, he went on annual leave, but on presen- tation of a doctor's certificate the character of his leave was changed to sick leave." Wylie's -annual salary Is The Defense Department de- clined to give any details of the probe. "Since-the'Individual involved be processed in accord- ance wilji. applicable statutes and it said; is--not appropriate to release further information at thOnie." Tha. Justice Department also declined 'Comment except to ao- the case had been turned over to it Jan. IS and-been; sent'to the Criminal Division for study. The. matter came to light when the Defense Department revealed, that McNamara had reorganized his office "to pro- vide tighter supervision" over such internal funds as expense accounts. The post of administrative as- sistant to the secretary, held by J. R. Loftis, was abolished. It was made plain that Loftis was not involved Council Okays Properly Trade The City Council capped 8 called meeting yesterday by. o t i n g to trade the city jail luilding and lot to Hal C. Dou'g- as for a twenty-acre tract on Cato Springs Road. The 6-2 vote overrode Mayor uy Brown's objection of "has- y" council action. Alderman Garland Wheeler, vho reported to the council on he proposal, said his comrrUt- te thought the tract a "good ile" for a water department eadquarters, whenever such a move became necessary. Aldermen George Faucette. nd Ed Watson sided with the ilayor on the issue. Mayor Brown argued firmly or passage of the resolution rohibiling the extension of wa-. er main distribution lines be- ond the city limits. Mayor Brown told the council e thought communities which cquired water by a contract ith the city would view annex-' tion with skepticism. Acting on a motion from A1-. erman Carter Short, the coun- 1 voted 6-2 not to enter into contract with Water District o. 8 Dissenting ere Aldermen Watson and El- i Burgin. After much discussion and de- ate, the resolution finally came a vote, with only Burgin un- onvinced.   

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