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Fayetteville Northwest Arkansas Times (Newspaper) - December 13, 1982, Fayetteville, Arkansas Monday vol. Visa number ill Kansas a Meg the Public interest is the first concern of this newspaper Fayetteville Arkansas monday december 13, Vaz weather tonight fair and not As cold Low in the mid 30s South wind to to 15 Mph tuesday increasing cloudiness with a 20 percent Chance of rain High near 50. Today a weather map is on Page 2. Phone no. 442-6244 16 pages�?25c news briefly i Poland to end martial Law judge Evans Dies Friday Springdale a municipal judge James e Evans sr., 62, died Friday morning in Springdale memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack. A resident of the City for 30 years Evans was a practising attorney in Springdale and municipal for nearly 25 years. He had experienced heart judge proc problems since 1980 when his first heart attack forced him to take a three month leave from his courtroom duties. Springdale City attorney David Herdlinger said the Springdale bar association is to meet Early this week to elect a temporary municipal judge to serve until the governor appoints someone to fill the vacant position the appointee will serve until the november 1984 general election and will be eligible to run for the office in that election. Funeral service for judge Evans were held this morning at the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ with burial in Bluff cemetery under the direction of Sisco funeral Chapel. He was born nov. I 1920 in Heber Springs the son of John n. And Minnie Evans and was a member of the Robinson Avenue Church of Christ. He moved to Springdale in 1952 from Fayetteville. He was a graduate of the school of Law at the University of Arkansas and opened his practice of Law in 1951. He served two terms As Springdale City attorney before becoming the municipal judge he served in the . Navy seances during world War survivors Are his wife mrs. Edna Casey Evans of the Home two sons James e. Evans or. And Gary Evans both of Springdale three daughters. Mrs. Sandra Brown of Clarksville miss Deniese Evans of Tulsa and mrs. Beverly Cobb of Lubbock Texas and seven grandchildren. Memorials May be made to the Southern Crhistian children a Home Al Morrilton or the Arkansas children a Hospital at Little Rock vote against Gas tax Washington a rep. John Paul Hammer Schmidt last week voted against the Nickle per gallon Federal gasoline tax. Which was approved by the House 236-1g9 in the balloting 140 democrats and % republicans voted for the measure while 82 democrats and 87 republicans opposed it. The Gas tax measure which tis supported by the Reagan administration is designed to finance a $5.5 billion recession inspired program of 320.000 jobs repairing the nations dilapidated highways and Bridges Senate majority Leader Howard Baker predicts the Bill also will win final approval in the Senate before Congress end. The current lame Duck session if approved the tax hike a Levy to nine cents per gallon pump beginning april i which raises the Federal Gas a would show up at the Gas murder charge filed Monticello Ark. Apr a first degree murder charge has been filed against a Man whose Uncle was killed by a Shotgun last in a family argument prosecutor John Frank Gibson filed the charge sunday in Drew county circuit court against Kelvin Williams 27, of Monticello Williams spent sunday night in the Drew county jail without Bond pending a hearing to be this morning. Sheriff David Taylor Hyatt said that Otha Williams 49, was shot at 4 15 a in saturday after a family argument at his Home three Miles West of Monticello. Williams was shot at close Range with a 12-gauge Shotgun. Police arrested Kelvin Williams on saturday afternoon As be drove a Blue and White Chevrolet truck registered to the victim three die on highways by the associated press a Trumann woman was hit As she crossed a Highway 22 Miles North of the Community becoming the third person killed in Arkansas traffic crashes this weekend state police said the woman was Myrtle Sutfin 54 the vehicle that hit the woman As she crossed . 63 saturday fled the scene without notifying authorities state police said. On Friday Mark h. Parmer. 18, and Korinne t Kranz 16. Both of Hope were killed in a two vehicle crash on Arkansas 29 four Miles South of Hope state police said Parmer drove his pickup truck across the Center line and collided with an oncoming tractor trailer so far this year 527 people have died in Arkansas traffic crashes that compares to 513 by this time last year Dillard chosen beat in file Mutton Little Rock apr in a Survey of nine major . Markets a group of too garment company marketing executives chose Dillard a department store in Little Rock As the Best department store in the country. Women swear daily reported the results of the Survey wednesday. The study was conducted by Colton Bernard inc., a new York and san Francisco consulting firm. The Magazine reported that the majority of those surveyed considered Dillard a to be most in tune with consumer preferences those surveyed also thought Dillard a had the most professional buying and merchandising executives women swear daily columnist Samuel Feinberg said saturday a you expect Dillard to come out no. I. When people in the Market think of retailers who Are tops they think of Bloomingdale or Macy s the chairman of Dillard s 18 store Arkansas division ted Eastman said a this ought to Tell the Consumers that we have More of what they want a Eastman said he was surprised by the announcement. A some of these companies do tour or five times the business we do there Are some really excellent stores in there a he said Dillard s buyers Are attuned to fashion when the company decides what clothes to Stock Dillard s often has to choose just to to 20 items from a manufacturers line of in e than 200 products Gastman said fed no by a Bdl on Trull land Miami apr the folks at the Federal Urban mass county bought four years ago for a bus maintenance Yard the Federal Agency paid 80 percent of the $14 million Cost for the bus facility a not planning on a six acre Little league Complex at the site. Now officials in Washington want the county to repay about $280 too plus interest this is kind of playing hardball on Usta s part said 11 n i Warren Higgins. Dade s transportation coordinator. Whether anyone does or does not play Ball there is reall not an Urban mass transportation matter Quot s of the Agency a Atlanta office had the county merely slowed Over the baseball diamonds Iii Warsaw Poland a declaring poles have a the worst behind us a Gen. Woiciech Jaruzelski promised to lift most martial Law restrictions by years end and hinted he will free detained Solidarity Union activists. The announcement by the polish Premier and defense minister came in a nationally televised speech sunday the eve of the first anniversary of the sweeping military crackdown that effectively crushed Solidarity suppressed 16 months of social upheaval and sharply increased East flood w aters recede by the associated pres the . Army corps of engineers assured them water Viau ii puny i. A i. A a and not used the land there probably would have been no problem said another county official John Tucker area deaths Thomas John elms service today Drummond Dan Winslow service tuesday. Broughton Earl Springdale service today. Inside editorial.4 family scene6 sports.,.9-10 something for everyone12 entertainment 13 classified1415 Legal notices.15 West tensions a the year which has passed was a great test. We have passed it Jaruzelski said. A we Nave got the worst behind the general a using the same clipped precise language with which he declared martial Law dec. 13, 1981 a said the a Basic i gorse of military Rule Quot will cease to function by the end of a the extent of martial Laws relaxation will be disclosed at a meeting of the Sejm or parliament later today he said. A this will be a weighty step towards Complete lifting of martial Law a Jaruzelski said a it is simply impossible to jump into full normalization a a i do Promise one thing a Jaruzelski declared a anarchy will not be allowed into in a reference to the Solidarity underground organization Jaruzelski said a the enemy a actions have not stopped. So we cannot afford yet to renounce All the extraordinary measures a a no one in Poland or abroad should labor under any illusion that the current decisions will allow a further round Quot of social and labor unrest he said. Solidarity was suspended when Jaruzelski declared martial Law parliament enacted a new labor Law oct. 8 that outlawed the Independent Union replacing it with smaller labor organizations under stiff government control the martial Law chief said some measures to protect state Security and the Economy would remain in effect but did not say what those measures were. He also said army officers would remain in major factories to prevent sit Down strikes. Many of the harshest martial Law restrictions have been lifted including a Curlew restrictions on Telephone communication bans on Domestic travel and censorship of foreign news dispatches a ban on Public gatherings remains and other Long Range government controls have been implemented without giving a timetable. Jaruzelski said amnesty for interned Solidarity activists and martial Law offenders will be considered and that internment will cease to be applied a the government said 10,131 poles were interned during the Vear of martial Law and As of thursday More than 300 people remained in detention. Jaruzelski made no mention of a letter sent to him dec 4 by Solidarity Union Leader Lech Walesa released from internment a month ago. In the letter which Walesa made Public saturday he urged amnesty for Solidarity members jailed or dismissed from jobs for persisting in Union activity since the crackdown the White House said Jaruzelski s speech was being studied Levels would never get As High inc this month s flood Clinton and Jacksonport As they did Durer Ila residents say so the communities had a false sense of Security a if wed had any idea that it was going to get up nearly half As High As it did a Clinton businessmen could have taken More precautions Robert Shannon president of the Clinton chamber of Commerce said sunday. The corps underestimated the highest level flood Waters would reach in the Community by 4 or 5 feet he said. Ernest april of Jacksonport said corps officials knew something was wrong As floodwaters Rose in the town. The communities caught the worst of Arkansas flooding after heavy Rains the first week of december under Bright sunny skies sunday Arkansas Rivers slowly began dropping Back to within their Banks removing the threat they have posed to Homes businesses and Farmland Dave Mcnully corps spokesman said Arkansas flood Levels surpassed engineers predictions in part he blamed the floods on toe heavy local Rains that preceded them a we base our studies on floods of record and estimates of approximate rainfall a a Mcnully said a we can Only estimate what we think will happen a this months floods broke a lot of records he said and will probably prompt reexamination of flood control glans in areas hit the hardest it studies won t Start until communities request them he said. Shannon said Clinton officials plan to meet corps engineers so Ltd to discuss another study of the town. April said he did no to know if Jacksonport would request a re examination april said . Rep Bill Alexander d-Ark., did t fulfil his Promise to prevent a recurrence of heavy flooding in Jacksonport a flood prone area. He said Alexander assured residents after the 1973 flood that he would enlarge the levee protecting the town. Since then april said Alex Ander has ignored residents requests to enlarge the levee Alexander be reached for comment. Meanwhile the National weather service said today should be warm and sunny with a High temperature of about 50 and no Chance of rain. Meteorologist George Wilkins of the weather service said this weekend that there would have to be a lot of rain to cause More flooding a half Inch to one Inch amounts that we had the past several Days in t going to do much a he said Hie Arkansas army National guards 148th evacuation hos pita is to open its armory at Camp Robinson in Pulaski county this week for donations to disaster victims linens furniture clothing food and household articles Are needed the red Cross said saturday that floods and tornadoes damaged the Homes of More than 2,000 families of that number 1,724 had to flee their Homes for shelter elsewhere. Shultz and Pope k to discuss Poland Rome api a starting the busiest Day of his two week european tour. Secretary of state George p Shultz today met with new italian Premier Amintore Fanfani. Shultz was also scheduled to Confer with Pope John Paul ii at the Vatican on the latest situation in the pontiffs native Poland and with Egypt s president Hosni Mubarak to Brief him on a new . Approach aimed at gaining the withdrawal of foreign forces from Lebanon no details of the 62-year-old Secretary a meeting with the Christian Democrat Premier were immediately made available italian government sources said previously that the two would discuss the planned deployment of . Missiles in Italy and elsewhere in Western Europe the situation in Middle East and Italy relations the meeting with the polish born pontiff comes just hours after Poland s military Leader Gen Wojcierh Jaruzelski announced the lifting of most martial Law restrictions by years end a senior . Official said there would be no immediate comment on developments in Poland Quot we Haven t been Able to get a detailed report yet on what this Means Quot said state department spokesman John Hughes at a of North Atlantic treat organization foreign ministers in Brussels last wefa Shultz and other nato leaders said they would be willing to relax Western sanctions against Poland if martial Law was eased but they said they wanted to be certain that any polish government changes were meaningful and not cosmetic a a they emphasized that in this regard the actions of Poland s authorities will be judged by their practical effects a the nato ministers said in the statement the meeting with Mubarak was described As coincidental but officials indicated Shultz would discuss latest plans to try to get israeli. Syrian and palestinian forces out of Lebanon Mubarak who arrived in Rome to address the annual meeting of the International fund for agricultural development. Was expected to stress to Shultz his Hope for a prompt w withdrawal of the israeli troops it was understood Here that president Reagan s chief mid die East envoy Philip c Habib is returning to Lebanon from Washington to to implement a new strategy As an intermediary Between the lebanese arid israeli govern ments. State gets full share of rain and then some first Snow the first snowstorm of the season transforms new York City scentral Park into a Winter wonderland where joggers and walkers enjoy the landscape. A laser photo task Force seeks High tech growth Little Rock a a task Force is to recommend establishing a Public authority to Foster High technology and research in Arkansas but experts say not to expect big results quickly the idea of a Public authority came up after senior members of the legislative Council toured the National Center for toxicological research in Jet Ferson county its work and scientific equipment impressed them. The Council appointed a task Force during a conference last week at Winthrop International at Petit Jean the task Force with Arkansas state University president Ray Thornton As chairman is to report to the Council Jan 3. Thornton said the panel s intent might Best be summed up by a goal it developed wednesday a to retain the diversified natural Beauty of Arkansas while enhancing the Quality of life by providing the Means for the people to earn at least the National average per capita Denis Prager of the presidents office of science and technology told the task Force last week that Arkansas is behind other states in technology and has Many traits of a developing country. Arkansas might become More important in the next Century As a farm state Prager said. Johnson said Arkansas could use its Strong agricultural base to do More research and development in food processing Thornton has obtained an attorney general a opinion that says the legislature can create a Public authority. North Little Rock. Ark apr judging from the torrential Rains that caused Arkansas Rivers and streams to overflow their Banks this month More rain than Normal has fallen on the state this year. A spokesman for the National weather service says a a this is going to go Down As one of the Wetter years Here Tor most All sections of the weather service forecaster Newton Skiles said in a Tele phone interview saturday a a in the last to years a a Skiles said a i Don t think most sections of the state probably have had any More rain than they have had this year Quot in North Little Rock for example rainfall this year As of saturday morning totalled la 64 inches above the Normal yearly level of 47 54 inches he said in fort Smith. Skiles said the rainfall was 4.32 inches above the Normal 42 27 inches Quot probably everywhere is at least 4 to 6 inches above Normal for the Skiles said Quot i think that would be a con sedative estimate a the heaviest rain this year. He said probably has fallen in West Central and Southwest Arkansas on the weekend of nov 27, for instance. De Queen and mount Ida reported More than 7 inches of rain. He said the next weekend. Mount Ida reported More than la inches and de Queen More than 6 inches not ail sections of the state share in the increased rainfall in White county Tor example Only 47 05 inches of rain Nas fallen on Searcy which has an average yearly rainfall of 51.53 inches Searcy is about 50 Miles Northeast of Little Rock Adam c Melton a weather observer Tor the National weather service keeps up with the Searcy data he said the town Tiad plenty of rain through june but that it began decrease my in july. Still Melton said. The City s rainfall was almost Norma this year Skiles said it in t unusual for to sections of the state like North Little Rock and Searcy. To differ so much in rainfall amounts we have a isl of variations at times because of heavy thunderstorms moving Over one particular area a he said a they shall not pass women stand shoulder to shoulder in the mud around the perimeter Fence of the Greenham common air base in Berkshire England to protest government plans to site 96 cruise missiles at the base twelve thousand women formed a nine mile human Chain around the base during a massive demonstration sunday. It a Reagan backs off dense pack plan Washington a pres Idem Reagan has All but formally abandoned the Quot dense pack Quot Basing plan for the my missile Asne fights to win congressional approval to build the first of the new nuclear weapons. White House and Pentagon officials met with Senate re publican officials to try to come up with a Compromise and head off a vote against buying the missile when the Senate takes up the defame spending Bill today. The House last week voted Down 245-176, Reagan s pro Sal to spend $988 million to y five of the giant weapons Reagan has named the a peacekeeper a but the House left nearly $2.5 billion in the measure to study the missile that is Central to Reagan a plan to modernize americans nuclear forces. House members made Clear they did no to like dense pack which would Bunch the missiles in a 20-mile-Square area near Cheyenne Wyo. On the theory that incoming soviet missiles would Knock each other out dense pack also has numerous Senate critics who say they have the votes to defeat the procurement Money. But Reagan seeking a Coin Promise last Friday urged production approval and said he was willing to look at other Basing plans a next year As we have More time l a Welcome a vigorous debate on the Best was to base the missile a the president during a Brief Oval office news conference Quot of the Congress wants to debate and discuss and see if there Are possible other options that could conceivably be improvements Over this. We re willing for that big plan. Klov radio a there s plenty of tune to decided on a Basial Reagan said in his week. _ broadcast saturday. A what we need now is a Clear positive vote on the missile itself to go Forward on production of the missile a a the president says the missile is needed to make the soviets bargain for arms control if Congress refuses the buy the weapon Quot we move a major incentive for the soviets to stay at the bargaining table and agree to weapons reductions a Reagan s Case Lor dense pack was damaged last week when Gen John w Vessey or chairman of the joint chiefs of staff revealed that three of the five chiefs bet a use of ments oppose technical disagree de the plan although Reagan later the chiefs agreed to support whatever plan he picked con Gressional officials late last w Eek said Vessey s statement had All but buried dense pack it is extremely unusual for Congress to approve a military expenditure opposed by the joint chiefs said the sources who declined to be named sen Henry Jackson do Ash after talks with Reagan said he supports a proposed Compromise under which the production Money would be voted but could not be spent until Congress approves a Basing plan sen Ernest Rollings d sc., a Leader of the anti my forces forecast approval of a plan similar to the one espoused by Jackson Quot we re not looking for a Coni Ron Tatios he said of the Senate does approve bump Hie weapon the aet erne Bill would have to be sent Back to the House for another vote

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