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INSIDE- Killtorlnl 4 For women n Spoils « Comics 10 Classified ll-12-i:t Amusements 14 114th YEAR-NUMBER 295 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVULE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 1974 IOCAI WMCAST- Kair and mild throu«h Wednesday. Lows tonight ne«r 50 with high* Wednesday In *t low 80s. Sunset today 7:»7; sunrise Wednesday 6:33. Weather map on paga · PAGES--TEN CB4TS Israels Ruling Party Seeks Approval For Government Ford Says Nixon Should Cooperate With House Panel --AP Wircphoto PREMIER-DESIGNATE .. .Rabin, right, receives congratulations from Peres, his opponent Federal Reserve Chairman Opposed Mansfield Joins Supporters Of New Tax Cut WASHINGTON ate Democratic (AP) -- Sen-1 Albert of Oklahoma and Chair- Leader Mike Mansfield has joined a growing number of Congress members supporting a substantial tax cut to help Americans hard hit by spiralling inflation. However, Chairman Arthur Burns of the Federal Reserve Board said Monday he opposes a tax cut, Rather, the board plans to use money and interest policies to light inflation, even though such policies could hurt the home building industry, Burns said. noting increasing man Wilbur D. powerful Ways Mills and of the Means Committee have indicated they would support such a move unless there is a marked upturn in the economy soon. Burns did not elaborate on his opposition to a tax cut. H o w e v e r , administration spokesmen have said that a tax reduction would be inflationary and would not have any immediate effect on the economy. Mansfield, support for legislators said, "This a tax and is something we cut among economists, can do for the average working stiff who's carrying the load in this country." Inflation is running at a rate of more than 10 per cent an- to govern- the revenue nually, according ment statistics. Mansfield said Mitchell Stans Conspiracy Case Said Headed To Jury lost through a tax cut could be made up by closing lax loopholes and by reducing spending for defense, foreign aid and space. NOT THIS YEAR Sen. Robert P. Griffin of Michigan, the acting Republican leader, told newsmen he does not think there is going to be a tax cut this year. But he added lhat one mighl be justified if necessary to head off a recession. Sen. Carl Curtis, R-Neb., a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, said Congress ought to be talking about balancing the budget instead of culting taxes. "Let's deal with Ihe cause of inflation and not fool the American people with talk about a tax cut," Curtis said. Sens. Huberl H. Humphrey, D-Minn., D-Mass., Edward M. Kennedy, and Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., also have urged a tax reduction. In the House, Speaker Carl Reversal Sought CHICAGO (AP) -- Lawyers (or three of the Chicago 7 defendants and their lawyer, William Kunstler, s a y contempt NEW YORK (AP) - Thei c r i m i n a l conspiracy case against John N. Mitchell and Maurice H. Stans, the two men President Nixon picked lo run his re-election campaign, is headed to the jury. Testimony in the nine-week- old trial of Mitchell, the former attorney general, and Stans, the onetime commerce secretary, ended Monday. The jury of nine men and three women, the first in nearly half a century to sit in criminal judgment of former Cabinet members, could get the case by Wednesday. Final summations by the defense were scheduled for today, with Slans* lawyers leading off, followed by Mitchell's. The government probably won't make its closing arguments before Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Lee P. Gagliardi has said he hopes to charge Ihe panel regarding the law that applies to the case late Wednesday, with deliberations to begin thereafter. TEAPOT DOME The last lime former Cabinet members were tried on crimi nal charges- was in the after math of the 1923 Teapot Dome scandal over Ihe leasing of gov ernment oil reserves. Former Interior Secretary Albert Fal was sentenced to a year in pris on for accepting bribes and his colleague in President Warren G. Harding's Cabinet, Ally Gen. Harry Daugherty, wa: freed because of a hung jury. Mitchell and Stans are ac cused of conspiring to impede . fraud investigation by the Secu rilies and Exchange Commis sion of financier Robert L. Ves co in return for Vesco's secre $200.000 cash contribution U President Nixon's 1972 reelec lion campaign. They are als charged with obstructing jus convictions against Ihe four should be reversed. Lawyers Doris Peterson and Morton Stavis t o l d a three- judge 7lh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel Monday thai the federal judge and prosecutor in the 1969 riot-conspiracy Irial provoked the contempt of court lice and lying to the grand jur which indicled Ihem. charges. The tumultuous trial arose from street fighting between demonstrators and police at the time of the 1%8 Democratic National Convenlion. Henley Trial Set SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) -Elmer Wayne Henley will go o Irial here July 1 in the d e a f h of six of the 27 teen-aged vi tims of the Texas mass rnurd* case. District Court Judge Presto Dial ordered prosecution an defense attorneys (o be rca( to start jury selection on J u l y Vesco's 5200,000 was the larg- ;l cash contribution received ' Stans' Finance Committee r the Re-election of the Presi- ent, the money-raising parallel Mitchell's Committee lo Re- ect the President. Both men ad left the cabinet to run the ampaign. Their trial began Feb. 19 and IB first of three-score wit- esses began testifying two eeks later. State To Get Fair Weather VEW YORK (AP) - Vice 'resident Gerald R. Ford says President Nixon might have tried harder to get the story of Watergate out sooner and that he should cooperate as fully as possible to clear it up now. Ford, in remarks here Monday, called on Nixon to turn over within 48 to 72 hours all relevant material sought by the House Judiciary Committee for its impeachment probe. A committee subpoena for tapes and documents covering 42 Watergate related White House conversations has a 10 a.m. Thursday deadline. In a queslion-and-answer session at the annual meeting of The Associated Press, Ford asked whether he thought Watergate and its coverup coujd have occurred without his knowledge if He had been president at the time. PRETTY HARD "It's pretty hard to put your self back info t h e shoes of somebody e l s e in a situation like that," Ford told 1,300 newspaper and broadcast industry leaders. "I do read the papers .. . very extensively. I couldn't have been oblivious to some of the things that were going on, that had taken place or transpired. "It would be my technique if I were in those shoes -- which I hope and trust does not take place -- to want to find out as quickly as possible." Ford said. "I assume lhat the President did. In fact, I have good reason to believe that he did. "Unfortunately," Ford added, "some of the people who should have known obviously did not give him the full story. "Now whether there should have been prosecution mitlee's subpoena. Committee chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. has said anything less than full compliance might be considered grounds for impeachment. Nixon Granted Extension On Tape Subpoena WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Nixon has asked for and been granted a five day extension in responding to a House Judiciary subpoena for White House tapes, a spokesman said today. A high level administration official said committee chairman Peter agreed to a Rodino, D-N.J White House re By The Associated Press Arkansans are due for a much-.necded drying out peri d. The National Weather Service orecast is for fair skies and mild lemperalures through Vednesriay- A great deal of flooding was eported in the slate Monday afler heavy rains pounded the irea. Almost eight inches of ·ain was recorded in Little Rock during a 24-hour period. There is no mention of precipitation in the forecast hrough Wednesday although he extended outlook calls for a chance of showers Thursday and Friday. The pleasant weather in the state will result from a high pressure syslem which has taken control of the state's wealh- cr. Circulation around the system has brought light, norlh- weslerly winds and drier air to the state. Highs loday and Wednesday should be in the low 80s. Lows tonight should be near 50. a more vigorous of all the details, that's a matter of judgment," iie said. "And in my case, I think I would have tried to some of my employes as hard as I possibly Mail Hatted WASHINGTON (AP) - Delivery of all U.S. m a i l to Canada has been balled because of a spreading strike by Canadian poslal workers. The U.S. Postal Service announced the embargo Monday, saying it was imposed at the request of the Canadian government. nudge about could. Ford said Nixon knew nothing in advance about the burglary and bugging of Democratic party headquarters in Washington's Watergate complex during the 1972 presidential campaign. FORD CONFIDENT The Vice President also said he was confident Nixon had not committed any impeachable offense under the Constitution. But he urged Nixon to make every effort to settle the issue once and for all. "I hope and trust that some lime in the next 43 or 72 hours, the White House will cooperate to the maximum in making available to the House Com- mitee on the Judiciary the relevant material that the committee has requested," Ford said. Ford drew applause from his audience when he said, "I strongly believe lhat to be the right course of action, and I hope and trust the decision follows that pattern." However. Ford's use of the word "relevant" when saying what he thought should be turned over follows current White House terminology on the subject, and indicates the possibility that materials which Nixon or his lawyers feel irrelevant or unnecessary lo the impeachment inquiry might be withheld. quest that the subpoena deadline be set for next Tuesday instead of this Thursday. According lo close Nixon advisers, the President still has not finally decided the form or content of a response to the subpoena for 42 tap° recorded conversations he held with since-departed aides. One official said that White House representatives lold the committee staff that it was a "very time consuming job to compile and prepare material" for the answer. This was an apparent reference to the transcription of the tape recordings, which one source said was made more difficult because portions of the conversations are virtually inaudible. TO REVIEW RESPONSE This official also said Nixon "wanted to take additional time to review the response to tho committee and that because of his schedule such a review could not be completed by Thursday. "The President wants to deal with this matter in a cooperative and reasonable way. He does not seek a confrontation," the official said. It was nonetheless clear lhat Nixon was considering ways to blunt what one official called "escalating requests on alt fronts" for more lapes of presidential conversalions. This official said that while Nixon has nol decided precisely how to proceed, he still plans 'a comprehensive statement, a Weapons For Egypt Secretary of Defense James Schleslnger says Ihe U.S. should consider carefully the possibility of selling a r m s to Egypt. He said Egyptian President Anwar Sadat would welcome arms negotiations with the U.S. although Egypt has not yet requested military aid- (AP Wlrephoto) No Signs Of Life Found At Site Of Bali Plane Crash JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -An Indonesian search and rescue team reached the crash site of a Pan American 707 jel- liner but found no sign of life, aviation officials said today. The airline said 26 Americans were among aboard the crashed on Bali island Monday night, Indonesian officials s a i d darkness hindered the search team's investigation b u t ' t h e y said the team was preparing a landing place for helicopters to lift out bodies of the victims. the 107 persons aircraft which Communications Minister (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) I came down Emil Salim hod told newsmen earlier there were some survi vors. Salim said two search and rescue teams were senl to Ihe crash site at Gragak village, about 40 miles from Denpasar, afler Ihe plane Monday nighi. A immcdialely NEWS BRIEFS The While House said Monday lhat Nixon is slill undecided on "the content or form" of his response to the com- To Rebuild Bridge Plans are being compleled by the state Highway Department and Washington Counly for Ihe rebuilding of Ihe Wheeler bridge. The two-lane bridge will be built to the east of Ihe present bridge, in order to slraighten out a sharp curve west of the bridge. Slate engineers have already conducted their on-site inspection. Counly crews are now During First Quarter Oil Companies Report Profits deciding salvaging bridge. the Ihe feasibility of old one-lane NEW YORK (AP) -- The nation's two biggest oil companies, Exxon nnd Texaco, announced today substantially higher earnings for the first Itirec months of 197-1. Kxxon said that in Ihe quarter thai ended March 31 it made $708 million, 39 per cent above the $508 million reported in Ihc same period l.isl year. Tho compnny noted, however, thai the latest gain was down 10.4 per ccnt from the last quarter of 1D73. when Exxon earned $787 million. Texaco snld Us quarterly profits rose 123 per ccnl to $589.4 m i l l i o n , us against $2C4 million lust year. The Income is 30 per cent above Ihe $153 mil- ion declared in the last thrct months of 1973. Earnings by Exxon and Texaco follow by a day similar announcements by Gulf Oil and Standard Oil of I n d i a n a , which retails under Ihc Amoco sign. Roth Gull nnd Indiana Slamlnnl reported firsl q u a r t e r profits more than 75 per cent above tiL 1 yenr-carlicr period. Maurice Granvillc, Texaco c h a l r m n t i , said domesllc operations accnunlcrl for about 29 per ccnl of the Jlrm's net nnd were 15 per ccnt ' css profitable lhan n year ago. Texaco said its gross snlcs to Ulcd $1.02 billion as against .'19 billion in the f i r s t Ihrcc months of 1973. Earnings equa- ed $2.17 a share, up from 97 cents a share lasl year. Gulf and Standard of Indiana (Amoco) attributed their increased earnings to overseas operations. Gulf, one of tho top five companies in oil sales, reporled earnings of $290 m i l l i o n , or $1.49 per s h a r e of common stock, for the f i r s t Ibrce monlhs of 1974. This was 7fp per ccnl nbove the $105 million or 80 ccnls a share earned in Uie corresponding period lasl year. Standard Oil of Indiana, ranked In the top 10 Recording to sales, announced profits of J219 million, 81 per ccnt ahead of the $121.1 million reporled in the f i r s l quarter of last year. On a per share baisi. Amoco earned $3.13 in the f i r s l quarter of 1974. up from $1.74 per share last year. In overall revenues, Gulf said its sales rose to $4.52 billion, compared lo $2.1 billion for Ihe first quarter of 1973, wh i 1 c Amoco's revenues rose to $2.28 billion f r o m $1.47 billion. Meanwhile. Ashland Oil, « smaller f i r m , said Monday its profits for the quarter were $10.4 million, or 75 cents n share, 22 per cent above Ihe level one year ngo. Ashland's (CONTINUED ON lACiS TWO) Fewer Vegetables WASHINGTON (AP) -- Consumers can expect fewer fresh vegetables on slore counters Ihis spring, but the Agriculture Department says no serious shortages arc anlicipatcd ex cept for potatoes. Producers of major fresh market vegetables planted 4 per cent fewer acres this spring. Ihe department's Outlook and Situation Board said Monday. Dollar Slumps LONDON (AP) -- The dollar slumped sharply in European foreign exchanges loday. ap parenlly in reaction lo fears ol higher American inflalion a n t expectations of an early up v a l u i n g of the West G e r m a n mnrk. Some dealers saw the slump as a European reacllon t heavy dollar sales In New Yorl Monday. !».. i. i.;u.... .uj/t:;.'j, vfc;; ftii. ·; ji: t Worns Writers MOSCOW (AP) - Sovie ^ommunisl party head Leonk . Brezhnev said today the So viet Union is "utterly u n f i soil" for dissidents in literature and art. B r e z h n e v mentioned n names, but he was evident! varning Soviet writers by re 'erring to exiled writer Alexar ICT Solzhenilsyn and othe oels. writers and arlisls wh lave left Ihe Soviet Union in re ccnt monlhs. Chavez Cleared CALEXICO, CaJif. (AP) - 3rganizing direclor Manue Chavez and 18 other Unite Farm Workers of Americ members have been cleared o criminal charges in connectio with -,a disturbance d u r i n g asparagus strike. Justice Court Judge H. A Willingham dismissed charge Monday against Chavez, broil er of union president Cesa Chavez, at the requesl of Impe r i a l County Disl. Ally. Jame Hamilton. Kennedy Greeted TBILISI, Soviet Georgia (AI - Crowds of smiling Georgian recognized and greeted Sen Edward M. Kennedy today a he toured Ihis southern Sovii capital with his children. "We love the here--him and his Kennedy brothers, one Georgian said. "We've rea books about them and see their pictures." an American spokesman in akarta said the searchers had und the charred wreckage of e airliner and there appeared be a possibility of survivors. Earlier, a policeman on Bali, n Indonesian island off the astern tip of the island of ava, reported by telephone to newsman in San Francisco hat all aboard the plane were ead. FOURTH 707 CRASH It was the fourth crash of a an Am 707 since last July, hree of them have been in the outh Pacific. The Americans aboard In- luded 17 of the 96 passengers; he pilot, C a p t. Donald B. inke, 52, of Monle Sereno, Caf., and eight of the other 10 Rabin Chosen As Successor To Mrs. Meir TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -The ruling Labor party today sought President Ephralm Katzir's approval for Yilzhak Rabin to form a new government to succeed the one headed by Premier Golds Meir. The party chose Rabin niy Monday to succeed Mrs. Meir? who resigned over criticism of her government's handling of the early phases of last October's Mideast war. A former chief of staff and ambassador to Washington, Rabin faces hard bargaining with prospective coalition partners. The ruling Labor party. picked him for the job by a vote of 298 to 254 over Information Minister Shimon Peres. Even before receiving Katzir's official approval, Rabin met with party colleagues to discuss the 'shape of the new cabinet, a party spokesman said. THREE WEEKS He has three weeks to put to-' gether a coalition with a majority in the Knesset, Israel's parliament, and could get a three- week extension if necessary. But both of Labor's partners in previous governments -- the National Religious party and the Liberals -- have made clear that Rabin will have a tough job getting them to Join his team. Many Liberals want a new election rather than just new faces in the cabinet.. And leaders of the Religious party are under fire from their militant youth division for not extracting enough religious concessions from Labor when they joined Mrs. Meir's last government on March 6. The selection of Rabin was seen as a victory for the dovish left wing of the Labor party, which advocates greater territorial compromise with the Arabs lhan Mrs. Meir had been willing to offer. "We must exhaust every possibility of peace," he declared in his acceptance speech. But Rabin's reported willing, ness to return to Jordan part of the West Dank territory captured in 1967 alarms the Religious party, which considers the territory part of Biblical Israel. Rabin at 52 is the first sabra, or native-born Israeli, to be picked for the premiership, the youngest man ever chosen and the representative of a generation new to the top power circle in Israel. A newcomer to politics, ha joined the cabinet for the first time six weeks ago as labor minister. Although he was chief of staff during the 1967 war, he was not called back to actlv« duty during the war last October. of the crew, Pan said. The other two members \merican rew members, both steward- :sses, were natives of Denmark and Sweden. The airline said the other lassengers included 29 Japa- leso, 18 French, 11 Australians, i Germans, 3 Canadians, 2 Na- ionalist Chinese, 2 Filipinos, 2 :ndonesians, 1 Indian and 7 of unknown nationality. The plane was en route from Hong Kong to Bali and Sydney, Australia, when it crashed. According to a passenger list f u r - nished by Pan American, 70 of (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) This has enabled him to stay clear of the controversy over the government's unprepared- ness for the Arab attack, a dispute which hurt the Labor party in Ihe December election and finally forced Mrs, Meir to quit. EX-AMBASSADOR Until last fall, Rabin for five years was Israel's ambassador lo the United States and during that time established a close relationship with the Nixon administration. There was speculation that with him at the head of the government, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger would (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Mideast Poses Question Mark Over Soviet Leader's Future A News Analysis By WILLIAM L. RYAN II is possible now that Ihe Middle East can pose a question mark over the long-term pro-eminence of Leonid I. Brezhnev at the Soviet helm. Although Ihe Communist par- ly chief may find it increasingly difficult to live with Ihe Americans, he may also feel ho can't do without them. Whatever sort of stew Moscow cooked up for the Middle F.ast, something wilh the recipe. went wrong Conscuently, Kremlin policy makers now focus Ihcir efforts east of Suez on Syria and I r a q , all but wril ing off the Influence they so carefully and expensively built up In Egypt, Ihe leading Arab nation. Undoubtedly Ihc ruling Politburo Is Irked. With Egypt's dc- fecllon, Moscow has pracltcally no Influence lo speak of in the Arab West. East of Suez, meantime, oil-producing nationi arc so enormously rich lhat thi) Arabs can hone for a lime when they won't have to rely on Ihc Russians or anyone else 'or loans. How much of what happened can be assessed lo Brezhnev's Mllcy of placating Washington n hopes of economic dividends r rom dctcnlc? In all likelihood, Brezhnev ays much of the blamo for bin current headaches at Ihe door of Secretary of Slalc Henry A. Kissinger. But what about Ihfl reaction of the party Politburo, particularly Ihe old-style conservatives who never liked th« dclcnle policy very much to begin wilh? As of now, Brezhnev locks much Ihc man so did Nlkita In charge. But S, Khrushchev only a short time before h» wan toppled by his colleague* In the Politburo nnd party eenlrnl committee after they lo**W up the balance sheet from M» policies,

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