Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on February 22, 1973 · Page 1
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INSIDfr- Editorial .· 4 For women T 5 Sports. _..v.. 14-15 Entertainment 19 Comics ........ 20 Classified ....,; 21-22-23 113th YEAR-NUMBER 2U The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1973 LOCAL FORECAST- : Partly cloudy through -Fri-, day; not quite so cold tonight', otherwise little change In tern-* peraturcs: low last nigiit 18 degrees; low tonight near freez? ing with Friday's high in low 50s; sunset today 6:05, sunrisa Friday 6:55, Weather ma D on page 3. * 24 PAGES-TEN CENTS . Through Of ftcial 'Liaison. Offices' U. S. And China To Establish Formal Link WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and China announced today they will estab- " official governmental lia- .,,. offices in Washington and Peking to speed up normaliza- ;ion of relations between the two countries. The development was announced in a joint communique ish son issued in Washington and Peking.' Presidential' aid* Henry A. Kissinger 'said; the offices will serve as 'the -principal contact points on the'expansion of trade "as well as--all other matters except the strictly formal diplomatic aspects" of ties between the countries. · Kissinger said the liason offices will have full diplomatic privileges but will in no way imply establishment of formal diplomatic relations . Kissinger, -who returned Tuesday from four days of extensive talks in Peking with Communist party Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Premier Chou En-lai, also disclosed that: --Two American airmen held prisoner by China since being shot down over Chinese territory will be released in the next few weeks. They are Air Force Maj. Philip E. Smith, a prisoner since Sept. 20, 1965, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. Robert J. Flynn, held since Aug. 21, 1967. --The life sentence of John Thomas Downey, a Central Intelligence Agency employe held since the Korean War. will be reviewed in the last half of the year. Kissinger said he had been told Downey's sentence could be shortened for good behavior and that he was in- The Appetite Remains Sen. Edmund Muskip 'smiles' during Senate hearings on government o p e r a t i o n s " Wednesday in · Washington. Muskle said in an; Interview that his "appetite for leadership" remains and that he won't rule out another try for the presidency. (AP Wire- photo) ^ . Fulbright Moves To Limit Aid Funding To One Month WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. J. W. Fulbright has asked the Senate Appropriations Committee to limit emergency funding of the foreign-aid program to one month in the'latest chapter .of the .Congress-White House battle over spending. The Arkansas Democrat's request became known shortly after-the House Wednesday, ratified' 311 to 73 its. Appropriations Committee's recommendation that the stop-gap funding be extended:for four months for foreign aid and .the departments of Labor and Health, ·Education and Welfare. Sources' said the-Seriate- panel is likely to honor Fulbright's request since he heads the Senate Foreign. Relations Conv mittee which has authority over foreign-affairs legislation. The House-passed measure continued funds at the annual rate of $3.6 billion for foreign aid and $29.9 billion'for Labor and HEW. STOP-GAP AID The stop-gap method was necessary for foreign aid be! cause House-Senate conferees deadlocked last year over a 'Senate amendment . requiring that ' future executive agreements with other nations be .'submitted for approval .as -.treaties. : The procedure was adopted lor Labor and HEW after Pres- 'ident. Nixon twice vetoed appropriations bills for those departments on grounds they were too In a related development, the Senate Wednesday voted 69 to 20 to revive-low-interest loans for rural ' electrification and telephones terminated by Nixon last December. · The House Agriculture Committee opens hearings on the measure Monday . with House passage reported certain. Food Prices Again Boost Living Cost WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food prices took.their biggest month- Rockefeller Dies After long Illness PALM SPRINGS, Calif. CAP) -- Former Arkansas Gov Winthrop Rockefeller, admitted to Desert Hospital a week, a go with a chest ailment, died this morning, a family spokesman said. He was 60. Immediate cause of death was not announced. Doctors have refused to discuss details of the illness except to say it might be related to an operation he underwent last year in New York for removal of a malignant cyst on his back. ' Rockefeller, GO, wrested the governorship of Arkansas from 90 years of Democratic party control and ignited .one of the m o s t far - reaching reform movements in Arkansas his- ,ory. Victory in two bitter campaigns for two-year gubernatorial terms, he was rejected by voters in 1970 when he violated a pledge,not to seek a third ierm. Rockefeller was, even to those who closely advised him, a puzzle and ai bit of a maverick. : ' - ' The only one of six Rockefeller children to fail to complete college, he rough-necked three years in the Texas oilfields and enlisted as a private in the Army in World War II. While his brothers remained in .New York, the state of his birth, Rockefeller set down roots in one of the most rural areas of a basically rural state, and : said that since he had picked Arkansas rather than settling for the happenstance of birth it proved he loved her reviewed period- decisions based Searching For The Dead Firemen -sided- by s backhoe dig through t h e debris .left when, a gas· explosion: destroy- ed an apartment building find damaged several other houses at Coopersburg, Pa., Wednesday. F i v e ' persons were killed and 21-Injured in the blast, believed .caused by a gas main damaged by workmen installing a sewer line. (AP 'Wirephoto) Denounced 'big. The House Appropriations 'er than force a ;fronlation with Committee reportedly agreed to use continuing resolutions rath- renewed con- the adminiSr iration over health.and welfare spending in the fiscal year ending June 30. Current authority in the two areas runs .out, at · midnight next Wednesday. But Fulbright's request, if heeded and accepted by the House, would force further action on foreign aid before the 'end of th» current fiscal year. Aid Fqr Hanoi WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential advisory Henry.Kissin- ger said reconstruction aid to : N6rth Vietnam "is not a kind of 'ransom we are paying ... to maintain the peace" but rather 'is a "long-term investment toward peace in Indochina. '. Reporting on his four days of talks in Hanoi, Kissinger said · the major focus was on estab- "Ijshirig more normal relations ly leap in a generation last month, 1 the Labor Department said today. But.lower prices for clothing and used cars kept the a Lithuanian overall rise in the cost of living midnight on to a relatively .modest. 0.3. per cent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said overall food .prices rose 2.1 per cent in January, the largest one-month increase . _ _ . . since January 1951. when .they place rose 2.5 per cent. The increase was even steeper for food purchased in - grocery stores, which-went up 2.5 per cent, the biggest monthly jump: since the Labor Department began tabulating home food prices in 1952. Because food prices: usually go up this-time of year, the increase in all good prices was 1.9' per cent when adjusted for seasonal variations. Still, this was the biggest seasonally adjusted monthly gain since March 1958, when they rilso rose 1.9 per cent. Prices,for commodities other than food dropped 0.5 per cent. Such a, decrease is normal.for this time of year, and so,'on a seasonally adjusted basis, these prices showed no change at .all. Prices of services, which include rent and transit fares rose 0.2 per cent. The Consumer Price Index CAME IN 1953 Rockefeller was 40 when he came to Arkansas in 1953. He first married Mrs. Barbara "Bobo" Paul Sears, daughter of By Tfr* ASSOCIATD^.PftESS ·Israel' was 'widely Denounced today' for shooting down' a Libyan ajrliner'.in.,which.inore than 100 persons died. President Nixon sent condolences to,Libya-and Egypt, a pointed rebuke 1 to · the, Israelis. But a Lebanese newspaper charged him with , hypocrisy, likening ^him to -. "a' murderer coal miner, -at Valentine's Day 1948 after a "Cinderella romance" that went on the rocks five years later. Rockefeller was in Arkansas during the widely publicized di- proceeding, which took Aug. 2, 1954, in Reno, Nev., -with a settlement renor- edly totaling a third of his fortune, then estimated at $18 million. wh6 attends the funeral' of his .victims." ··'·· · . · isr'ael said -its' fighters fired on. the .Boeing ,T27 Wednesday because the ' airlirier's French pilot refused to-heed orders to land after, flying.,over Israeli military' installations .along the Suez Canal. . . ' · ' · .'· ' ". '·'. · The death toll' today appar-. ehtiy stood at i05.'T h e Libyan Nixon Court Slicing Deep Into Warren Landmarks figures released today shed no light on the-effect'of- President Nixon's Phase 3 price .controls because the period for which the prices were taken overlaps the transition from stricter Phase 2 controls. " The general 'trend of consumer prices in recent months He and the former Jeannette Edris^ of Seattle. Wash., were married in 1956. Weeks a f t e r leaving the governor's office, Rockefeller was quietly and unacrimoniously divorced by Jeannette. In 1972, a cyst removed from Rockefeller's back proved to be malignant. He entered a New York hospital on .Sept. 24 for exploratory surgery. On Oct. 23, thin and wan, Sockefeller returned to Aransas, with his son explaining that the former governor would undergo a program of chemotherapy. His brothers are Nelson A. Rockefeller, Laurance Rockefeller, David Rockefeller, and John D. Rockefeller. His sister, Mrs. Jean Mauze, lives in New York. ·and not on the postwar eeonom- has been for food to climb fas- ;ic aid. ' ' l(cbNTtmrEp OK PAGE TWO) Youth Found Dead RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy was found dead on the front porch of a residence here this morning, police said. The identity of the youth was not disclosed by authorities. A News 'Analysis By BARRY SCHWE1D WASHINGTON (AP) --'Earl Warren considered .the .'."one- man, one-vote", .rulings .the most important in his 16 years as chief justice.. On Wednesday, . its lineup changed, the Supreme Court signaled a readiness to cut back, as it has on the rights of criminal defendants and 'other Warren landmarks. Approved by a 5-3 vote was an apportionment plan for the Virginia House of delegates in which the population spread from the smallest to the largest district is at least 16.4 per cent The author of the .majority opinion was Justice .William H Rehnquist, the most dogmatic of the four conservatives named to the court by Presi dent Nixon. He said absolute equality could get in .the way-ol the normal functioning'of'state and local governments. · and the principa dissenter, Justice William J Brennan Jr.,- -dashed over whether the court was breaking precedent. Rehnquist insisted that, even in 1964, when the court first applied "one : man, one-vote" tc state legislatures, it permitted greater leeway than In drawing J.S.-congressional districts. Brennan, on the other, hand, _iaid the 'court'had never ap : v l i e d two 'different constitutional standards' and that any deviation from equality lad to be'justified. Whatever, the decision is ikely to serve as a clear signal to the states that they can apportion their legislatures without breaking up city and county lines so long- as the mathematical deviation is not much iarger than 16.4 per cent. Rehnquist indicated, . liow- ever, that going" much further airline said, a were-112' peij-. sons aboard, thft, .plane, in-, eluding, nine ;bre\v :: members,, and Israel said "nine .survivors, were-pulled from the. wreckage. But',two of, th'e survivors--both women --died during the night. - T h e Israeli- -military ,command said 90-bodies had been recovered. The search forthe rest was hampered by a sandstorm during the night. The Libyan airline said five o f ' t h e crew were'French,- two of the passengers'were German and the others aboard 'Were Libyans, : Egyptians, 'Jordanians, Lebanese Palestinians were among the survivors, the first officer and a steward. 'The nonaligned grtrnp of countries at the United Nations in New York expressed "solidarity with the countries which have been the victims of 'the'Is- raeli aggression" and c'alled upon "the international'commu- nity to put an end to the policy of-Israel." SHOCK EXPRESSED U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim expressed "shock and condolences" to Libya and "regret and concern" to Israel. The . London Times charged the Israelis with "at,the least a reckless act of killing 'of civilians and,' as such, inexcusable even if, in contrast to the murders of which Israel has been went by before the Israeli military,.command flew:, newsmen to,the crash site. .The plane's first officer, who was slightly injured and suffering-from shock, was quoted by the- Israeli newspaper Maariv as telling his interrogators: "When we found we'were in formed Downey's conduct as * prisoner had been exemplary. --The United States has no immediate plans to withdraw its remaining military forces from the Chinese Nationalist island of Taiwan but the subject will be ically, with principally on Washington's as' scssment of the danger of war in the area. ·Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Chinese. Foreign Minister Chi Peng-fei will begin discussions in Paris next .week on settlement of private American claims against China, total- ling some $250 million, and some $78 million of blocked Chinese assets in the United, States .The aim .will be to resolve the issues quickly through negotiations. . ' . The agreement to establish liaison offices in each, other's capitals apparently was the most significant development to come out of Kissinger's Peking talks. He said the two governments felt the existing formal channel for .contact through their Paris embassies "was in-' adequate." ' ' · ' ' · ' '- '··''·· ,.i Asked if the talks envisioned exchanges' of journalists, : Kis,; singer said he felt there was "an understanding in principle-; on the subject but that detail*' would have to be worked out. -2 He said the Chinese ex* pressed a willingness to send journalists to the United. States, and that American news organ?; izations are eager to provide; more extensive coverage of Chinese affairs. NO STATE VISITS 'Responding to another 'quest lion, Kissinger said there was", no discussion of possible Arnertr can visits by Mao. Chou or olh» er Chinese leaders. "; Asked to give details on his alk with Mao, Kissinger said, he could not do so, but added: r "The atmosphere was cor«~ dial. Chairman Mao was appar^ cntly in good health and spoke animatedly for nearly. tw$ hours." · .' . ' ,' .',' . ·! The exact status o!. the liaii. son offices was not spelled out in the joint statement. Neither, country" has maintained an official presence in the capital of the other since the Communists Israeli-held territory, very frightened; and we we got de(CONTINUED 1 ON PAGE TWO) may said not the be permissible. He Virginia deviation "may well approach tolerable limits." Rehnquist's majority opinion championed'the policy of.main- taining the integrity of political subdivisions. Evidently, other states would have similar success in the high court with that explanation. Sbm'e lower federal and state courts could find the -ruling puzzling. As Brennan pointed out, apportionment plans for Connecticut, Iowa, Texas, Louisiana, Illinois, Kansas and Alabama had been invalidated (CONTnTOEP OH PAGE TWO) the victim, it was not wholly premeditated." ' ' .: The airliner was downed 12 hours after Israeli commandos raided Arab guerrilla bases .at the northern end of Lebanon. Israel Said the raiders killed 50 guerrillas,' but - A r a b guerrilla sources put the death toll between 15 and 26. . Arab radio and.' newspaper commentators said . the incidents were "barbaric atrocities that the Arabs cannot afford to let go unpunished." ' " Damascus Radio said the attacks were a "brutal reminder to all Arab countries that they resources with Is- Avoca Man Dies In Fire "AVOCA ''-;· An Avoca man, Jody Boiler, 30, died late Wed- n e s d a y night when - f i r e destroyed his two-story frame home in Avoca. .A spokesman for the Rogers Fire Department said they were called .to the scene at 10:50 p.m. and battled the blaze until 1:55 a.m. today. He said the house was engulfed in flames when firemen arrived and caved in shortly after firemen came on the scene. Boiler was an employe of Kansas City Southern Railroad. Authorities said Boiler lived alone in the big house which is next door to the Avoca post office. He reportedly had been on duly for more than 30 hours assisting with a train wreck at Noel, Mo. and had returned home a few hours before the fire. took control of Ihe Chinese government in'1949. , ,' Heretofore, the Chinese and American embassies in Paris had been the' designated point of contact between the' two countries, supplemented by. periodic Kissinger^ king. There also have been ln» formal contacts through thij Chinese mission at: the!:Uniteo Nations. · . . . . , . . , " The importance · Nixon attached to Kissinger's Peking conservations w e r e ; unde,r* scored by a breakfast:'meeting today at which Kissinger briefed Democratic and Republican leaders of Congress'on the out? come. . -While the heads-of the two ofi fices will not hold formal 'dipto; (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) ,,· As Reds Continue Attacks Pact Fails To Halt Laotian Fighting ',: VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- j : .North Vietnamese and Pathet rLao troops captured two towns in southern Laos today 'after the cease-fire began : at noon . a n d made heavy attacks on 'government positions south of :the Plain of Jars, informed sources reported. . · "There have been massive 'violations," said one source. ' Laotian military sources gave guarded confirmation -of ..the cease-fire violations ' and the ·lie of the attacks. - Reports from the south Mid government troops were in full retreat toward 1 the Mekong River from the town of Paksong. The reports said they evacuated the fowh'at 12:15 p.m., 15 minutes after the cease-fire, in the face of heavy shelling,and ground 'attacks by units of : the North Vietnamese 8th Regiment. , . . . Pak'song, which has been captured and lost twice in recent weeks, Pakse, 30 miles east of important Mekong River town and the headquarters of the 'rightist' politic ai faction. The sources said the North Vietnamese also drove 'government troops out of Muong Pha- ane, 36 miles northeast of Sav- anhakhet, another important Mekong River town halfway between Vientiane and Pakse. . North Vielnamese unils also were reported to have' continued heavy attacks against Gen. Vang Pao's CIA-supported army of Meo tribesmen on the southern edge of the Plain .of Jars. U.S. air attacks on the North Vietnamese and Pathet Lao stopped several hour* before noon, and there was no ex)e elation they would be resumed because;of the reported Communist cease-fire. Vietnamese violations America's allies in of the South Saigon have-charged the Communists there with thousands;of cease- fire violations, but there has been'no resumption of U.S.: air raids'. ' . The cease-fire began 25 'hours after the signing in Vientiane of a peace accord between the Vientiane government headec by Prince Souvahna Phouma and the Pathet Lao, whose tltu must pool all their confrontation Cause of the fire was undetermined, firemen said. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Callison Funeral Home. SOUTH FACES : LIGHT RAINS 1 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ; The chance of precipitation is hack in the Arkansa; · forecast. T h e National Weathet Service says there is a chance of some scattered light rairt in the southern third of the s t a t e t o n i g h t . T h e precipitation is expected to end Friday. '·. Considerable cloudiness was expected tonight with partly. . cloudy skies forecast for Friday. ·: Little temperature change is fo r e c a s t through Friday.' Highs today and Friday should be mostly in the 50s. '. Lows tonight are forecast in the upper 20s to mid 30s north and low to mid 40s south. iiiiiniiiiiinnniinuiiiiniiinoiniiiiiiiniiintiiHiHiniiininiil ar leader i« 'Souvanna's half irolher. Prince Souphanouvong. Souyanna-was present, but Sou- ptianouvong presumably was in iam Neua, the Pathet Lao cap- tal in northeast Laos.- The Vientiane regime-and the Pathet Lao .are to, form, a new coalition government made up of equal numbers from each faction and two additional neutralists; Prince Souvanna is expected to be one of these and to continue'as premier. But there was no indication yet when the two factions would get down to forming the government.' for a rael." T h e B e i r u t newspaper L'Orient-Le Jour said: "Israel has just proved in a most striking manner that it has only one objective--to torpedo peace efforts now under way, especially the mission of Hafez Ismail to the United States." Ismail is Egyptian president Anwar Sadat's closest adviser. · An * Egyptian government spokesman said the downing'of the plane was "willful, deliberate murder of unarmed , civilians" and .Israel wilJ -"pay dearly at the hands of the Arabs for this crime.": The Libyan government said Vedriesday's 'night (originated n Tripoli; overshot Cairo airport, its destination; and, because of bad "weather, strayed across the Suez.Canal into Israeli-held territory. The plane was downed about 12 miles from the canal; -which Six Held In Shotgun Slaying Of Two East Arkansas Men is approximately seven minutes' flying time from. Cairo airport. More than 24 hours MARIANNA, Ark, (AP) -Lee . County Sheriff Courtney Langslon says six persons were arrested today in connection with a robbery and double murder at an East Arkansas cafe this morning. Langstoh said four persons were arrested at Pine Bluff about 7 a.m. and that two others were arrested on Interstate 40 between Marianna and Memphis; earlier. He said t h r e e of the ; four arrested at Pine Bluff were .being transferred to Marianna for questioning. Authorities said four men went into a cafe this morning at Prickeys--about 12 miles north of. Marianna--robbed the 18 customers and the cash reg Ister and then killed two of the customers. Officers said thrf men were armed with sawed* 3(f shotguns and were wearing; masks. J Langslon said witnesses saw£ he men leave in two vehicles. * Langslon identified the sh'ooK ng victims as Jimmy Crawfor* jf West Memphis and Hughe* and Robert Johnson of Hughes^ and Memphis. '· S Langslon said authpritie^ 'can find no provocation whaU soever" for Ihe slayings. . !, He said one of the victim*, was reportedly in a back room; taking medicine 'when he was killed. Witnesses told author? Itles that the other man had hls» hands above his head when 'pn»J of the gunmen fired a'shotjfur into his chest at point " ' range.

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