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INSIDE-For women ,1 Editorial 4 SporU 0.10 Amuscmenl.i 11 Comics 13 Classified 14-15-IO-17 114th YEAR-NUMBER 297 Th« Public Interest Is The First Concern Or Ti:is Newspaper FAYETTEVUIE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 1974 LOCAL FO«CAST- Incrcasing cloudiness with * chance of showers by Friday. Warmer temperatures on Friday. Low last night 45. Lows tonight mid to upper 50«. Highs Friday low 80s. Sunset today 7:58; sunrise Friday 8:30. Weather map on page 5- PAGES-TEN C04TS Situation Said Still Confused --AP Wlrephota SLA MESSAGE AND TAPE .. .Williams holds portion of drivers license he was given along with tape Patricia Hearst Says Bank Robbery Done Voluntarily SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -And now this from Patricia Hearst: my parents are "pigs," my fiance a "clown." And "I am a soldier of the people's army" who voluntarily robbed a bank. Speaking in a calm, subdued voice in a taped message received Wednesday, Miss Hearst said "Greetings . . . This is Tania." She then proceeded to heap scorn and ridicule on her family, said she never cared if she saw her "sexist pig" fiance again, and added: "To those people who still believe that I'm brainwashed or dead, I see no reason to further defend my position. I am a soldier of the people's army. "The only way we can free ourselves of this fascist dictatorship is by fighting --- not with words but with guns." In the tape, the 20-year-old college coed called her parents "the pig Hearsts," and at one point addressed her father as "Adolf," an apparent reference to Nazi leader Adolph Hitler. She termed Steven Weed, to whom she became engaged last December and planned to marry in June, "my ex-fiance." CONFIRMS VOICE Her father, San Francisco Examiner editor and president Randolph A. Hearst, confirmed the voice was his daughter's, and added: "The only good thing is that she is alive. Regarding her personal attacks on me, if she has been brainwashed, and I firmly believe she- has, then it's not surprising she would say something like this. "No matter what she says we still love her. The girl we've known all her life would not say something like that of her own free will." Miss Hearst, whom the Sym- b i o n e s e Liberation Army claims to have kidnaped on Feb. 4, said in the tape she was a voluntary participant in an April 15 bank robbery in which four alleged members of the SLA have been named in war ants. She is wanted as a mate ial witness. Of that robbery vhich she called "a revolution ary act," she said: "I was positioned so that :ould hold customers and ban' lersonnel who were on th (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Can Be Progress MOSCOW (AP) -- Sen. Ed ward M. Kennedy completed a one-week visit to the Soviet Un ion today and said it convincet him there can be progress on such major Soviet-American is sues as arms control and exten sion of detente. Kennedy revealed that he met Wednesday night in a Mos cow apartment with a group o Jews who want to leave the So viet Union. "But I won't, talk about the meeting h e r e , ' he said. Jury To Get Conspiracy Case Today NEW YORK (AP) -- Chie Drosecutnr John Wing t o l d jury today that former Att Gen. John N. Mitchell and es Commerce Secretary Mauric i. Stans lied to cover up an egal attempt to influence overnment investigation. "I submit to you that the ev dence in this case has show hat Mitchell and Slans lied t :he grand jury and that the ied to you," Wing said in th windup of a 614-hour, two-da summation at their crimin; onspiracy trial. "I ask you to consider :here was nothing wrong, :here was no illegal attempt · cover up a contribution, wh did they lie?" he asked. The jury of nine men an three women was expected get the case in the afternoc after instructions on releva: law by U.S. District Cou ludge Lee P. Gagliardi. Mitchell and Stans are a cused of perjury and of co spiring to obstruct justice fi allegedly attempting to impei a Securities and Exchang Commission fraud invesligati of financier Robert L. Vesco return for his secret $200,0 cash contribution to Preside Nixon's re-election campaign. The defendants quit the cal net to run Nixon's 1972 cam paign. Vesco, a 38-year-old multim lionaire, was indicted wi them but fled the country rat er than face trial. Wing's summation was int rupted frequently by objectio from defense lawyers and m tions for a mistrial, which Ga liarcli denied. Wing went through each the six perjury counts again each defendant and told t jury what evidence was pi sented to prove they were I ing. Mitchell's lawyer, Pet Fleming Jr., whose own lengtl (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO! Armed Forces Rebel In Portugal LISBON, Portugal (AP) -- rmccl troops seized radio and levision stations in Lisbon arly today and claimed to ave won power from the re- me of Premier Marcello Caet- 10. But an official at the Foreign Ministry said, "It is not true hat the government has sur- endered. There is an attempt o take over the government and the situation Is confused." A 12-minute round of machine-gun fire was heard in the neighborhood of the Plaza de Commercio, Lisbon's main square, around noon. Diplomatic dispatches reaching London said tanks of Portugal's 7th Cavalry Regiment were deployed there, and that some civilians were wounded. The regiment was one which evidently had not joined the rebels. There was no indication available Immediately as to who fired first or how an apparent confrontation began. According to diplomatic dispatches reaching London, the rebels, styling themselves "The National Junta of Salvation." pledged to work for the restoration of civil and democratic rights In Portugal, work for peace in Portugal's African ler-| ritories and run the country transilionally pending national elections for a constitution-writing assembly. They said the junta had seven members, but did not immediately identify them. The rebels spoke of the failure of the Portuguese system after 13 years to formulate an overseas policy that would pro- duce peace between Portuguese salvation" for Portugal and "of all races and creeds." T h e i r proclamation also spoke of the need "to clean up" Portugal's Institutions, to eliminate what it called "the illegal acts which the abuse of power has legalized." The proclamation also was said to have declared that the movement of the armed forces would "complete a program of Deadline For Nixon Response To Tape Request Extended WASHINGTON (AP) -- The louse Judiciary Committee to- ay extended the deadline for President Nixon to respond to a ubppena for tapes of 42 presi- ential conversations and re- eived a recommendation that a number of impeachment harges against Nixon be Iropped. Both developments had been expected. The committee voted 34 to 4 o extend until next Tuesday he deadline for Nixon to respond to the subpoena, which riginal!y called for compliance by today. The committe's staff, mean- vhile, recommended that a n u m b e r o f impeachment charges should be dropped and said the committee should concentrate on Watergate, Nixon's axes and contributions to his re-election campaign. The report, if accepted, would be the basis for the presentation of evidence to the committee, which is scheduled a begin May 7. Committee Chairman Peter lodino, D-N.J.. had assured the White House-on Tuesday-thai its request f o r an additional five days to respond to the sub poena would be granted. WITH RESTRAINT Eodino s a i d the committee was acting " w i t h tremendou. restraint" because it wanted to »ive every assurance to the American people that the inves tigation \vas being conducted "airly and completely. He said the extension ex pressed the desire of the.com mittee and the American people that Nixon respond fully to the committee request so the nvesligation could be brough' to a conclusion. Some members expressed skepticism, however, that Nix on would turn over all of the material requested"I think it's safe to say said Rep. Charles Rangel, D UA Student Found Dead A 25 - year - old University o Arkansas graduate student wa found shot to death near Hwy 23 in Madison County about p.m. Wednesday. Sheriff Ralph Baker sail Winder Joseph Edwards Jr. o Siler City. N.C, was found abou 300 to 400 yards from his ca on a cliff. He had suffered single gunshot wound in th head. Baker theorized that Edward died Sunday. He s a i d n foul play was suspected, but a autopsy had been ordered an a coroner's ruling would b issued later. A single-shot .22 caliber rifl was found at the scene. .Y., "that after five more ays we still will not get a sat- sfactory response. We'll get ranscripts or we'll be told lere are. no tapes or there are (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Energy Saving Measures Said Being Dropped A News Special By CRAIG AMMERMAN Americans are abandoning he strict conservation meas ures they imposed on them selves at the height of the ener ;y crisis. A nationwide Associatec Press survey finds that automo )ile traffic in most areas of the country is approaching pre-em bargo levels^It aJsp,,shpws tha toll roatf-feceiptS-S'Kf climbing mass transit use is slipping am the rate of electricity con servation is falling. "There are as many peopl on the road now as there wer in September," before the Ara oil embargo brought the winte energy crisis said federal ener gy chief John C. Sawhill. Th AP survey showed that in re cent weeks police in man states have written many mor speeding tickets as motorists press down on the gas pedal. It was the embargo impose by Middle East producers the fall that forced American to significantly cut back thei use of energy, and it was th end of that embargo on Marc 18 that apparently has starte them back toward their ol habits. ENERGY PATTERNS A spokesman for Florid Power Light Co., the state 1 largest utility, said its custom ers used six per cent less elec tricity than they normall would have between early De cember and late February. But that figure fell to thre per cent in March and spokesman said "figures th week the Arab oil embargo wa lifted indicate customers use noticeably more electricity tha any other week in March." similar pattern was repeated i many states, with utilities an state agencies reporting tha conservation is slipping. The noted, however, that American still are not using the amount o electricity they would unde normal growth patterns. The push by city, state ar federal governments for cit zens to use car pools appear from the AP survey to hav been a miserable failure most areas. A group of scicn lists at the Opinion Researc Center in Chicago, who hav (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) By Senate Democrats Restoration. Of Controls Urged Uie wage gram. WASHINGTON (AP) - Amid predictions that inflation for the remainder of the year may be higher than previously believed. Senate Democrats a r e trying to breathe new life into administration's d y i n g and price controls pro- nut the administration says it doesn't want Ihc authority. The Democratic action came as John T. Dunlop, the head of the Cost ot Living Council, predicted that the rate of Inflation for the second hnlf of 197-1 may be higher than the 5 or fi per cent administration economists had forecast, Prices increased at nn a n n u a l rale of 10.B per cent in January, February and Mnrch. Issuing 111 a administration's objection to continuation of wage nml price controls. Edgar 11. Fielder said, "For the economy as a whole, standby authority creates more problems imd more inflation than it could ever help prevent." Fielder is assistant secretary of the treasury for economic policy. William E. Simon, President Nixon's nominee as the new secretary of the treasury, told the Senate Finance Committee Wednesday he opposes any continuation of controls except in the health and construction industries. Simon also came out against any income tnx cut for citizens, n move which leading Democrats favor as a means of countering the effects of Inflation. Th« wngo and prico controls program will end April 30 unless Congress acts to extend H. Sen. Mike Mansfield, t h o Democratic majority leader, said after Wednesday's vote by a Democratic conference lhat an attempt would be m a 1 e to add the standby controls legislation to a minor bill already en the Senate calendar. Sources raid the move likely would not come before next week. Senators attending the conference said the Democrats were having second thoughts about Ihe need for controls because of the serious inflation reported last week and the prospect it will continue. One administration source snlil Ihc Democrats may fear they will be blnmcd for continuing Inflation sines they had curlier rejected the admini (ration's plan for continufn controls on a limited basis. Even if standby controls ar iipproved by Ihc Senate, tl program would face an uph struggle In the House, which a ready has voted to kill all coi trols after April 30. Meanwhile, the Federal R serve Board Wednesday sent major signal to the nation money markets that intere rates will continue high an monetary policy restrictive. It raised the discount rate loans to member banks fro 7W to 8 per cent, a record big At the same time, some maj banks around the country i creased their prime lendln rate - the rate for loans Uieir best customers -- to 10 per cent, also a record high. Gathering The Plants Fayetteville police Sgt. Bill Brooks Wednesday places a young marijuana plant in a can at site of 'pot' farm just north of the Mineral Springs Road near West Fork. Police said (he ground had b e e n tilled and fertilized. About 110 young plants were found growing in a field near an abandoned farmhouse liy a woman hunting mushrooms. (TIMESpholo liy Ken Good) Ford's Position Said Delicate, Difficult A News Analysis WASHINGTON (AP) -- Im- leachment is a political puzzle 'or politicians of both parties, raising questions no one can answer now. They can only guess who would benefit, who would lose, what it would mean at the polls next fall if President Nixon were to leave office. For Vice President Gerald R. Ford, there is one answer, the obvious one: if Nixon goes, he succeeds to the While House. The vice president does not believe that will happen, and maintains that the President is innocent of impeachablc offenses. But the impeachment inquiry. and the the resignation President has demands rebuffed, make Ford's position both delicate and difficult, Increasingly, Ford is cast as the spokesman for Republicans NEWS BRIEFS Kurds Attacked ISTANBUL. Turkey (AP) -Iraqi government forces with air support are moving to retake major towns in north Iraq currently held by rebel Kurds, an Istanbul daily reported Thursday. The newspaper Torcuman said four Iraqi air force jets bombed the town of Zakhu and surrounding villages on Thursday in an forces led Barzani. attack on Kurdish by Mulla Mustafa Top Rating WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., a frequent critic of military waste and cost overruns, gave the military top rating today for accomplishments in the last two decades. "No other department of government can show as much improvement in basic capability nor claim such a dramatic increase in effectiveness." Proxmire said. Crops Delayed MOSCOW (AP) -- The Soviet press today charged that bad weather and inefficiency on the farms were causing widespread In sowing vital spring delays crops, May Strike Again SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Zebra killer w i l l strike again, the chief police insuector believes. And he says nearly a week of stopping and searching young blacks on the streets has produced no clues in the case in which 12 white persons were shot down at random. "I think it w i l l continue," Chief Inspector Charles A. Bar ca told U.S. District Court Judge Aifonso Zirpoli Wednes day when asked whether he thought the killing was over. Zirpoli is conducting a hear ing on lawsuits seeking a halt of the searches of black men resembling the description o the killer. Volunteer Cost WASHINGTON (AP) - The Defense Department estimates the extra cost of the all-volun leer armed force at $300 million a year or less. The additional cost of $73- million in the first full year since elimination of the d r a f t defense officials figure, may be partially offset by savings re suiting from longer periods of service per man. The Pentagon estimates were supplied to the Senate Armc( Services Committee in response to a query by Sen. Harold E Hughes, D-Iowa. HlffiElaBSSHKIsJiK.HiSiStJiJiE^'jEiiav'iaBii'SiESIIv n a congressional election year. He says Nixon will be doing some campaigning on a selective basis -- but Ford will he doing a lot more. He is out front at the GOP 'und-raising dinners, a Republican much in demand. And everything he says s studied for any hint of a break with the President who chose him for the vice presidency five months ago. Vice president watchers always have been alert to any sign that the No.2 man differs with the boss. They seldom have found anything of substance, simply because vice presidents have had only as much power as the president granted them. In the current situation. Ford is regarded by some Nixon crit- (CONT1NUED ON PAGE TWO) would restore to the nation tha civil liberties it had lost. The junta said it would ex-, ercise power of government only temporarily -- until thera could be nationwide election's for an assembly that would be charged with writing a new constitution. Reports reaching Madrid said the rebel movement had taken control of the government without resistance anywhere in Portugal. MINISTRY BESEIGED The reports said rebel tanks besieged the army ministry in downtown Lisbon and that four ministers--those of the interior, army, navy and air force--who had taken refuge In the building managed to slip away through a hole they made in the wall. The reports said government troops refused to obey their commander when he ordered them to open tank fire on rebellious troops in the center of Lisbon. Reports said the revolt had the support of 29 regiments and that most of the leaders' were young majors and captains. Moving swiftly in t h e predawn darkness and benefiting by surprice the rebels took over :he studios of Emissora Nacional, the national radio station, the studio of the Portuguese radio and television, and the studio of a private radio station, Radio Clube Portugues in tha city proper. Others in Ihe coup apparently seized a Iransmitter of Ral;o Clube Portugues about 30 miles southeast of Lisbon on the other side of the Tagus River. Shortly after the seizure ttis armed groups began broadcasting from Radio Ciube, urging troops and national guardsmen and police to avoid bloodshed and urging the populace to remain at home. The broadcast said that » "military movement" under .he leadership of t h e armed orces was liberating Portugal 'rom its present regime. ACTIVITY NORMAL .. Activity throughout the city appeared generally normal. Despite ' the appeals to stay at lome, traffic appeared as dense as ever, streetcars and buses were operating, and most of the shops were open. However, banks were closed, and fewer people appeared on sidewalks. Lisbon airport was closed, and no ships were permitted to leave Lisbon harbor. Reports reaching officials in London said the rebels called on Gen. Antonio Spinoia, ousted recently from his post of deputy chief of staff, to join them. This suggested Ihc rebels were prepared to identify themselves with the views expressed by Spinoia about need for a radical change in Portugal 1 ! African policies. On March 16 about 200 army officers tried to enter Lisbon with an armored column, but troops loyal to Caelano turned them back, and they were arrested. Those dissidents were protesting the war to preserve Portuguese rule in its African colonies and also demanding (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Road Hearing ALEXANDRIA. La. (AP) 4- More than 400 businessmen, industrialists and public planners p a c k e d a hearing room Wednesday in hope of persuading highway officials to out a new road through their towns. The Louisiana Highway Department hearing was held to determine the economic and environmental effects of a prop o s e d highway connecting Baton Rouge, La., and Kansas City, Mo. Despite U.K. Condemnation Israel Will Continue Raids UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -- Israel says It will continue to raid southern Lebanon in retaliation for guerrilla attacks from there despite the United Nations Security Council's seventh condemnation of such action. The council on Wednesday night adopted a resolution condemning Israel for its April 12 raid on six Lebanese villages in retaliation for the guerrilla inassd'.re of 18 Israelis the day before in the village of Qiryat Shmona. Lebanon said the Israelis killed three civilians and kidnaped 13 others. The vole was 13-0, with China and Iraq not participating' It was the council's seventh con: demnation of a retaliatory Israeli raid into Lebanon. The resolution also condemned "all acts of violence, especially those which result in the tragic loss of Innocent civilian lift." But the council by a vote of 7-6 rejected an Ameri- can amendment specifically In- cluclin.! the attack at Qiryat Shmona in the condemnation. Israel's delegation walked out of the council chamber Just before the voting. Chief Delegate Yosef Tekoah said the resolution was a "gross miscarriage of justice" because it did not condemn the Palestinian guerrillas. He warned again that "Israel will continue to hold the Lebanese government responsible for any armed attacks organized or perpetrated in I-cba- non." The United States voted for the resolution after the defeat of its amendment. U.S. Ambassador John A. Scall nafrt despite the failure of his attempt to get specific mention of Qir- yat Shmona. "we believe thj resolution , , , did condemn all violence, whatever it* origin, Including the tragedy at Qiryat Shmona," It was the third Urn* th« United States ha* voted against Israel In the council.

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