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INSIDI-- For Women 3 EdUorlnl , i\ Spoils D.10-11 Aimisomenl/s ·. .1 28 Comics 27 CliisslfleU 2U-29-M-31 114(h YEAR-NUMBER 296 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 24, 1974 LOCAL FOftECAST- Knlr and mild tonight, becoming partly cloudy nut continued mild Thursday. Low last night 43. Low tonight iicnr 60s. Highs Thursday In tlio low 80s. Sunset today 7:58. Sunrlso Thursday 6:M. Weather map on page 5. PAGES-TEN CENTS Minesweeping A U-S. Marine helicopter drags a magnetic mincsweep- iiig device through the approaches to Port Said harbor Tuesday. The sweep pro- ceeded the anchoring of the U.S. helicopter carrier Iwo Jima at the port city. (AE* Wircpholo) Syrian, Israeli Clash On Golan Heights Continuing By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS · Syrian and Israeli forces clashed for the 44th straight day today with tank and artillery duels along the Golan Heights after another night of firing on Mt. Hermon, the Syrian command reported. The Israeli military command said its warplanes raided Syrian targets around Mt. Hermon, and all aircraft returned safely. Neither side gave any n- dication of casualties. The Israeli command also said security forces rounded up an Arab guerrilla cell in Ra- mallah, on the occupied west bank of the Jordan River, responsible for killing an Israeli soldier in a knife attack last November. U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger leaves for the Middle East on Sunday to try to thrash out an agreement between Israel and Syria for disengagement of their forces on the Golan Heights. A left-wing Beirut newspaper, Al Safir, sai dthe Syrians had refused Egyptian requests to soften their disengagement terms. TOTAL WITHDRAWAL The paper said these included a total Israeli withdrawal from territory captured in the 1961 Six Day War and an initial pullback from land gained in last year's October War to new lines beyond the main Golan Heights town of Kuncilra and the three strategic hills overlooking it. The newspaper Al Satir said Israel has already rejected this plan. In Washington. U.S. telligence sources claimed the Soviet Union had sent Syria 12 more MIG21 jet fighters lo bolster ils air force in the- growing aerial w a r f a r e over the Golan The announcement came as :he* semi-official Cairo news Daper Al Ahram reported thai Soviet Communist party leade: ~,eonid I. Brezhnev had sent Sa dat a message replying to Sa dat's call for a summit meeting :o iron out differences between .hem. At the northern end of thi lues Canal, American marim and naval helicopters flew ove ?ort Said as a U.S. militar; task force began sweepini mines from the 103-mile water ivay. A four-ship British fore has been at work on the projec since April 7. Heights. Israeli officials declined to comment on President Nixon's intention to ask Congress for some $250 million in economic aid for Egypt to bolster the position of President Anwar Sadat. The reuest is seen as a move to strengthen relations w i t h Egypt and draw it farther from the Soviet orbit. Soviet Jets Given Syria WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th Russians have sent Syria mor M1G jet fighters to bolster it Air Force in the growing ai war along the Golan Heights U.S. intelligence sources say. They said Soviet merchan ships unloaded 12 crate MIG21s recently at the port Latakia, along with other mil tary equipment. These were re ported to have been the firs Russian fighlers delivered t Syria in nearly two months. The vessels bearing the MIG arrived before Syrian and s c viet leaders announced las week that Russia will increas military aid to the Damascu government. Pentagon officials discoun Beirut reports that Russia ha promised to send Syria Hi MIG25, one of Ihe most ac vanced Soviet war planes. Syria lost 105 planes in th brief war with Israel last Octc her and Russia has replace most of them. Air losses in th new fighting have been rela lively light, but could bccom significant if the battles esca late. President Asks Congress For $5.18 Billion In Foreign Aid Conspiracy Trial Said NEW YORK (AP) -- John N. dilchell's lawyer charged to- ay that the federal conspiracy rial of the former attorney eneral was a political prose- ution "engendered in the heat f a terrible national trauma." The lawyer, Peter Fleming 'r., in his summation to the ufy, said the government .had ot shown that Mitchell and co- lefendant, Maurice H. Stans, ormer commerce secretary, ried to fix a fraud case in re- urn for a 1972 political contri- jution. He said that in fact the fraud jase against financier Roberl Vesco, which Mitchell anc Stans are accused of fixing, gol vorse for Vesco from the time hey allegedly got involved. 'This must be the only fix case modern times, or ancient imes or Biblical times, when he payoff is made in April anc everything gets worse," Flem ng said. A massive civil frauc case was brought against Vesco 'n November 1972. Mitchell and Stans are ac cused of impeding a Securities and Exchange Commission, vestigation of Vesco in return "or his secret $200,000 cash con .ribution to President Nixon's campaign. The defendants, who quit the Cabinet to run the campaign are charged with conspiracy obstruction of justice and per lury. Fleming's summation follow ed one given by Walter Bonner \yho spoke for Stans for nearls five hours Tuesday, PROSECUTOR FOLLOWS Asst. U.S. Attorney John Wing, the chief prosecutor, wa expected to follow Fleming The case should go to the U.S District Court jury of nine men and three women on Thursdaj after a charge -- an ex planation of the relevant law -Judge Lee P. Garliardi. Fleming said the governmen lad put the wrong men on trial that it should have prosecute' the chief witnesses against Mil chell and Stans, includin ousted White House counse John W. Dean III and G. Brad ford Cook, former chairman o the SEC. He implied the governmen had promised Dean a light sen lence fo his Watergate mis deeds in return for his testi mony. He called Cook a "vena liar" who was drooling to b the youngest chairman of th SEC in the history of th United States. Fleming said that the cas was not about a fix, or a con spiracy to obstruct justice, bu was a prosecutor's vision." "It was a prosecutor's vision you may find, that was engen dered in the heat of a terribl national Irauma ... "Any fact that did not fit lha vision either was changed o was not brought to your alien lion unless we (the defense were able to do it." Fleming noted that the gqv crnment had granted immunit to co-defendant Harry Sears, New Jersey Republican polit cian who became lawyer fo Vesco. Sears was a principa government witness. He said Sears' immunity wa so broad that if he had con fesscd to murder on the stan he would not have been prose culed. Fleming said Mitchell ha never been lold before his ai pearance at the grand j u r y tha (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) To Determine Tapes For Panel Ford Said Acceptable Arbiter WASHINGTON louse minority (AP) leader John Ihodes said today he would onsider Vice President Gerald I. Ford an acceptable arbiter o determine what matrial on ubponaed tape recordings hould be given to tho House "udiciary Committee. Rhodes explained that he eels there is need for some mechanism whereby the relevant material on the 42 Water- Jalc related presidential tapes can he sorted out to the satis- action of both sides to avoid a confrontation. The Arizona Republican made the comment after at- ending a foreign aid meeting f bipartisan congressional eaders at the White House with 'resident Nixon. He said the subject of Watergate did not come up during the breakfast and that the agenda was limited by the President to foreign lid matters. Rhodes said he has received no indication from the While House whether Nixon would be willing to agree to such an arrangement with Ford. Nor, he said, does he know what the White House response will he to the Judiciary Committee's subpoena for the 42 Watcrgate-re- later conversations ,now due to be answered next Tuesday. Rhodes said he previously has suggested that the relevant material from the tapes be determined by representatives of both the committee and the White Blouse. He suggested as the arbiters committee Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr.. D- N.J.; the ranking Republican member, Rep. Edward Hutchinson of Michigan; committee counsel John M. Doar and White House special counsel James D. St. Clair. When asked if Ford might serve as a viable arbiter Rhodes said "yes. Vice Presi- dent Ford has a great store of goodwill among all the members of the House and Senate." Asked whether he thought a transcript of the taped conversations provided by the White House would he sufficient to answer the committee's subpoena, Rhodes said, "The committee in the House will have to be convinced that all of the relevant material is made ovail- able." There has still been no word from the White House as how it will answer the subpoena after the five-day exten sion it has received from Ihis Thursday until next Tuesday. Rodino said Tuesday he has received no assurance of full compliance when he agreed to extend the deadline. "I'm hopeful the reason the President made the request if that he means to comply," Ro news conference, want frontation. We've gone the last mile and we can go five more days." Rodino said he is confident Lhe full committee will suppor him when the While House re quest is taken up Thursday. He won informal approval Tuesday from senior members. One member who won't go along, however, is California Democrat Jerome Waldie, who said the White House has had plenty of time to comply in th( the reques committee dino told a don't con- two months since was made. "It's time the showed the same determinatiOL lo get Ihe material that the White House is showing in de nying it," Waldie said. The request for an extensioi of the subpoena deadline wa. macle Monday by James D. St Clair, Nixon's chief impeach ment lawyer, in a telephon call to John M. Doar, the chie counsel of the committee. Marijuana Found Near West Fork law enforcement of- recovered 110 small Area iicials marijuana plants this morning near an abandoned house just north of the Mineral Springs [load in the West Fork area. The plants were found in a patch of ground that had been iilled and fertilized. Fayetteville police Sgt. Bud that a woman mushrooms near Dennis said picking wild the abandoned home found the plants and notified him. She Jave directions to the house which was about a half mile from the nearest road. A small quantity ot seeds were also found along with some fertilizer and several empty bottles. George Coffrnan, criminal investigator for the Fayetteville police, was able to obtain several prints from the bottles and other items. A small box containing fertilizer and marijuana seeds apparently set to grow starts was also found. Assisling, in addition to Dennis and Coffman, were Sheriff Bill Long, Sgt. Bil Brooks of the Fayetteville police, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ron McCann anc Kenneth McKee, criminal in vestigator for the state police. Rogers Airport Grant Congressman J o h n Pau Hammcrschmidt has announcec the approval of a $592.500 gran increase to the City of Rogers and the Rogers Airport Com mission for further developmen at the Rogers Municipal Air port. Funds will be used to acquire land; reconslruct and widen the north-south runway; taxiway c o n s t r u c t i o n ; overlay on exisling aircraft parking apron runway lights, approach clearing; relocation of county road airport boundary fence anc pavement marking. The grant increase was ap p r o v e d this morning i r Washington by the Departmen of Transportation. For Exxon, Texaco, Occidental Oil Company Profits Spiral NEW YORK (AP) -- The oil companies report: Exxon, net income after taxes of $705 million In the first three months ot this ycnr. Tcxnco. after-lax profils of $589.1 million, Occi- d e n t a l , net income for the firsl C|uarlcr up 718 per cent over Ihc same period lasl year. The gains come allcr sim- i l a r l y sharp rises for most companies In Ihe last three months of 197.1, when Ihe Arab oil embargo and Ihc energy crisis sent prices splrnltng. Some percentage increase, 1 ) may be deceptive, however: Occidental^ figures arc contrasted with ft depressed f i r s t q u n r l c r In 1973. Spcnklng of the substantial Increases In profits being nn- nounccd by the nil companies, Sen. Henry M. Jackson nays they show "Ihe bankruptcy of the government's energy pol- Thc Washington Democrat, chairman of Ihc Senate Inlorior CommiUcc, snid higher oil profits nnd prices "make Ihc working man and Ihe people who employ him Ihc orphans of neg- Icclful -- even reckless -- government actions." Jackson made Ihe comments in Wnshington on Tuesday aflcr four more oil companies released rirst-qunrlcr 1071 earnings reports which showed sharp increases over Ihe Jnnuary-Fcbruary-Mnrch 1073 period. Exxon, the nation's number one oil company In terms nf aiilcs, snltl Ils profits of $705 million for the llireo months ended March 31 were up .19 per cent over 1973 period. Hut Ex- said clown 10.4 its per earnings were cent from Ihe fourth quarter ot 1973. Texaco, w h i c h squeaked by Mobil last year lo become the country's second biggest oil f i r m , said its first-quarter profits of $589.'! m i l l i o n represent a 123 per cent increase from the $264 million disclosed for the same period in 1Q73. Occidental Petroleum Corp., tho 11th largest, reported first- quarter profils of $f)7.7 million, up 71il per cent over profits of $8,28 million during Ihe first quarter of lasl year. Occidental said gross revenues for tho period jumped from $08U million in 1D7.1 lo more than $1.3 billion this year, Earnings per common share in creased from six cents to $1.14. The company said the bij jump should not be considercc indicative of the rcsl of Ihi ycnr. The 1973 firsl-quartc earnings were reslnlccl lo reel assify cxlraordinnry items n ordinary earnings and to pro vide for deferred Canaclia taxes on operations there. And Skclly Oil Co. of Tulsa Oklru, said its first-quarter 197 profits were $19.7 minion, up 9 per cent from 1972 on a 40 pe cent j u m p in fiross revenues t $214.4 million. Skelly's (Irs q u a r t e r earnings per shnr jumped from 84 cents lo $!.(if. Profits or earnings arc corpo rale net Income nfler taxes. The announcements Tuesdn; (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Kicks One Habit Cleveland, Ohio councilwoman Mary Zunt puffs on a cigar during Ihe weekly city council session. Mrs. Zunt, a Democrat, saitl she kicked Ihc cigarette hahit three years ago by switching to cigars. (AP Wirephoto) NEWS BRIEFS Booth Denied For Campus Registration There will be no voter regip tratipn booth set up on the Un versity of Arkansas campu prior to the May 28 primary County Clerk Ruth Roberts sai today. Members of the Associate Student Government (ASG) the UA had sought to have booth set up on campus as na been done in past years, bu their request was denied " Mrs. Roberts. "I don't have the people o funds to do it," Mrs. Rober old the TIMES today. "1'v done it and they don't vote he added. Mrs. Roberts did say that looth would be established ampus prior to the genera ^lection in November. She said that school will b iut before the primary electio late. "They. (Ihe students) wi ·egister and go home and thi will he the end of them," sh said. A spokesman for the studei iovernment said ASG had c ercd to pay expenses of registrar and that members he League of Women Voter lad volunteered to serve a unpaid registrars, but bo iroposals were rejected by Mr loberts. Later ASG asked Mr loberts for voler rcgistralto nformalion in an effort irovide sludents with an 'ormation service. The AS spokesman quoted Mrs. Rober as saying she had no such i ormation. Fair Skies Pleasant weather is in store for Arkansas through Thursday. Fair skies arc forecast today and tonight with partly cloudy skies expected Thursday. Little temperature peeled. change is ex The National Weather Service said the A r k a n s a s weather picture is dominated by a high pressure ridge. The high pros- sure system is expected lo move slowly southeastward to eastward during the next two days. Roberts Named NEWPORT NKWS. Va. (AP) -- Dr. Don R. Roberts of Little Rock, Ark., today was named superintendent - designatct of Newport News public schools. Roberts will assume his duties as superintendent-designate July 1 and will become superintendent Jan-1 when George J. Mclntosh retires. Roberts. 30. now is assistant sufKirintendcnl for ndminis- Iralive services at Little Rock public schools. Prices Drop NEW YORK (AP) -- Prices registered t h e i r second s h a r - i drop in a row in the stojk mar kct loday, hut the soiling np pe.ircd to ho cooling clown at midday. The noon Dow Jones average of 30 industrials was o(f 6,25 it 8.19.72, find losers milmimbcrc'l gainers by nbout 5-to-l on th: New York Slock ExhcnnRe. Bud Abbott Dies LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Bud Abbolt, half of the comedy team of Abbott and Costello, died today at the age of 78. Abbott died at his home in Woodland Hills. His agent said the cause of death was not known. Costello died in 1950. two years after the team split up. Hunt's Investments HARTFORD, Conn. ( A P ) The Connecticut Bank Trusl Co. is m a n a g i n g an investmcnl account for convicted Water gate conspirator E. Howarc Hunt Jr., the bank's chief trust officer says. Norman E. Armour, senior vice president and chief admin istrativc officer of Ihe bank': t r u s t division, said Tuesday the account was opened routinely and has been handled under normal procedures. He saic customer accounts are con fidcntial and declined to revea details. Lunches To Continue H A M B U R G . A r k . ( A P ) -Hamburg School Supt. n. W Allbritton Jr. said today the hot lunch program in the H a m b u r g School District may resume as early as Friday. Allbritton said l u n c h rooms in the district were closed Monday nflcr the resignation of some o the Ifi women employed in the food service program for Ihe district. U:.'. Extension Try WASHINGTON (AP -- TI Senate's Democratic conferen voted unanimously today to t to extend standby wagc-pri controls before the present a thority ends Tuesday, The vote reflected mountir concern in Congress over ca Her decisions to let the contro die completely. Funds Said Needed In Rebuilding WASHINGTON (AP) -- Present Nixon loday asked Con- ress for $5.18 billion in foreign d coney, including $250 mil- on to help Egypt clear the ue-f. Canal, repair war damage i adjacent cities and restore 'adc with the Uniled Slates. At the same time, Nixon sked for $350 million in milt- iry support for Israel and 207.5 million for Jordan. He said the United Stales can and should play a conductive role in securing a just nd durable peace in tha rliddlc East by facilitating in- reased understanding between lie Arab nations and Israel ..." The President also requested 939,8 million to assist South /ietnam, Cambodia and Laos in their efforts to shift their conomies from war to peace nd to accelerate the reconsti- ution of their societies." The Indochina figure did not nclude military assistance, vhich this year is running at n annual rate of $1.4 billion. All the money, including a pecial $100 million Mideast und for peacekeeping forces, efugee aid and development irojecte, would be for the fiscal 'ear that begins July 1. RESPONSE UNCERTAIN Congress' response is uncer- ain. although one member of he Senate Foreign Relations iommittee, Sen. Frank Church, Mdaho, has said he is opposed 'to reverting again to that old mbit of trying to oulbid the Soviet Union in securing Egypt's 'riendship." Nixon's request for Egypt acc e l c r a t e s t h e fast-building change in relations between the two countries. The two countries restored ull diplomatic contacts last week after a 6'/4 year break and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger is concentrating on President Anwar Sadat of ypt for Arab support in vorking out settlements with Israel. On Sunday he begins his fifth lour of the region since the Arab-Israeli war last October, seeking ,a disengagement be- Iwcen Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights. "The hope for a lasting solution to the Arab-Israeli dispute Is stronger today than at any time in the previous quarter century," Nixon told Congress in proposing a special assistance program for Ihe Middle East. "American diplomatic initiatives have helped create the conditions necessary for an end to conflict and violence- While our diplomatic efforts must and will continue, there is already much that can be done to sun- plemenl and consolidate what has been achieved so far," he said. While Israel and Jordan would get military aid, Egypt's $250 million would be entirely economic. IN INDOCHINA In Indochina, Nixon said, U.S. aid "is no less crucial" to achieve a peace that "respects our interests and reflects our past involvement" in the area. Nixon said he was seeking a boost in economic aid for Indochina from the $450 million appropriated by Congress for this year in order to "permit Iho development of viable, self- supporting economies" that will (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Remains Of 107 Aboard Jet Collected By Rescue Teams DENPASAR. Indonesia (AP) -- Rescue teams today were collecting the remains of the 107 victims who died aboard the Pan American 707 jet that crashed Monday night into a jungled mountain on the island of Bali. Twenty-eight Americans were among the dead. There were no survivors. O f f i c i a l s said the search Icams found the plane broken in three main parts, lying in a deep ravine on 3,!iOO-foot Mt. Mcsehc. The bodies were bc'inR brought clown the mountain for transfer by helicopter or car to Denpasar, the capital of Ball, 36 miles to the soulheast. Recovery teams reached the crash scene Tuesday uflcir tho Indonesian n r m y cut a trail and made a clearing for tho helicopters to land. The bodies of the 06 passengers and 11 crew members were to be taken to a Dcnspar Hospital before being handed over to the various foreign embassies. Relatives of some of the 21) Japanese killed in the crash were f l y i n g to Bali today. The government sent n team of experts to Bali to investigate the cause of the crash, which was the worst in Indonesia's history. The last messn«o from the plane said it was f l y i n g at I2.00D feet preparatory to landing on Hali. and there was no i n d i c a t i o n of any d i f f i c u l t y , Ihn air controller at f J c n p n s a r reported. O f f i c i a l s wore unable to explain why Iho plane was making its f i n a l approach from 'ho northwest rather t h a n from the west, the normal route over Iho soa. The flight was en roulo from Hong Kong lo flail nnd Sydney, Auslrnlia. From Sydney It was lo have Kono on to Honolulu and I.os Angclcss.

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