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INSIDE- For women 3 Editorial « S]or8 0 Comics 7 Classified |).ji Entertainment 12 IT4th YEAR-NUMBER 299 Tho Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYEITEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- Partly cloudy nnil warm lo- nighl iind Sunday wlUi a chance of Bhowcrsi d u r i n g the nlpnt nnd on Sunduy. High Friday 77; low last night 00; sunset today 7:00; sunrise Sunday 6:28. Weather mat) on page 5. PAGES-TEN GENTS Chemical Fog Threat Lifts In Chicago Residential Area FACING THE SEAT OF THE PROBLEM --AP Wlrcphoto ... an expert wearing gas-retardant clothing checks leak -from which potentially aeadty gas ts escaping J City Hospital Schedules Price Increases City Hospital moved Friday to raise prices in the hospital section, which last year operated at a $47,000 deficit', The new · rates will be effective if approved by Blue Cross and Blue Shiel dfor Medicare purposes and if the Cost of Living Council goes out of business April 30. · The Increases, voted by the Board of Directors at a luncheon meeting, include a $6 daily increase in room rates; a 20 per cent increase in medical and surgical services; and a 10 per cent. Increase for all ancillary services. The Increase will raise the private room rate from $36 to $42. The directors voted the inc r e a s e after administrator Kenneth Sanders said the hospital worked at top limits during the past three months and produced $3,611: RAISE JUSTIFIED Sanders told the directors there would be no difficulty in justifying the increases. It will take approximately a month to receive a response and another month before rates would become effective. '· Sanders reported that after the minimum wage of $1:90 goes into effect May 1 it will take approximately $27,336 per year to meet the increase. "This is without raising salaries of other personnel who have more experience and who are only slightly above the minimum income level. "It will take a total of $47.000 to keep the same salary span for these employes and to implement the mandatory minimum income rate," he said. The board also approved Increases in the cafeteria charges. No increases have been made in the cafeteria for t h e past several years. Coupons, which give a 15 p e r cent discount, will be available to hospital employes. Sanders, who predicts that once controls are removed Arrested ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The armed forces announced today they arrested all ministers of the former government. A communique Broadcast over the Ethiopian radio said the ministers would he held until their activities had been closely investigated. They have been widely accused of corruption. The armed forces also called on Ethiopians to give the two- monlh-old government of Prime Minister Endalkachcw Makonnen a chance to carry out far- reaching re-forms. The troops confined former ministers to their homes Friday. About r, dar.cn former ;.iin- islers were ptaccd under house arrest, sources snid. Emperor Ifailc Selassie appointed Makonnen head of a new government last month after mounting civil and military unrest In the country, Manager Named r.lTTLB ROCK (AP) - Howard Holtlioff of Gould was np- poinled by Orval E. Fnubus on Friday us Fnubus' associate c n m p n l t f n manager for Southeast Arkansas. Fnubiis Is seklng the Democratic gubernatorial nomination. Holthoft is president of Farmers Service Inc., n Gould f a r m - «ri cooperative, nnd Ii chairman of the A r k n n s n s Higher Education Board. medical costs- will spiral, said the cost per patient day in hospitals in Arkansas rose from $71.08 to $79.63 in the last six months of 1973. He felt this had increased dramatically since the first of the year. A brief memorial service for Jack Roberts, late member of the board, was conducted by the chairman, Alsey T. Holland. Names will be submitted to the First Baptist Church to fill the vacancy. The hospital board is composed of four directors ap pointed by the city of Fayette- CLOUDS SEEN ON WEEKEND THE ASSOCIATED PRESvS Arkansans can expect clear to partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures this w e e k e n d , t h e National Weather Service said today. A lai je high pressure ridge of cool, dry air continued to move slowly eastward and extended from the eastern G r e a t Lakes south Great Lakes south across Georgia and Florida this morning. The low pressure trough and frontal system in the west is making a little more progress eastward today -particularly over the northern sections of the country. The Arkansas forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures through S u n d a y with scattered showers mainly over the western two-thirds of the state tonight and in all areas Sunday, Arms Talks Scheduled WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of tSate Henry II. Kissinger heads into a new round of nuclear weapons and Middle East negotiations promising he will be guided by America's self-interest--and not the impeachment problems of President Nixon. At the same time, he has acknowledged t h a t if the President's authority is undercut at home "over a period of lime- it is bound to affect the conduct or the ability to conduct foreign policy." Kissinger l e a v e s Sunday morning for Geneva and conferences w i t h Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A, Gromyko designed to narrow differences between the two powers to the* point where the United Slates can make a new proposal for a treaty further limiting offensive nuclear weapons. ville and six appointed by city churches. The administrator informed the hoard that the hospital is in full compliance with the Life Safety Codes. The directors approved application of medical staff privileges from five physicians. They are Dr. John Ginger, dermatologist; D r . Philip Duncan, pulmonary disease specialist; Dr. James Martin, family practitioner; Dr. Jorge Johnson, neurologist and Dr. T h o m a s Ahren, general surgeon. 'Zebra'Hunt To Continue Despite Court SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Mayor Joseph Alioto, saying the city's streets "must be made safe from these mad murderers," has pledged to keep the Zebra manhunt going despite an adverse court ruling. "It must be made plain that this is no signal for any letup in the intensive manhunt in progress," Alioto said Friday night. "Twelve murders and six armed assaults require no less than this." Police say one or more assailants are responsible for the seemingly unprovoked attacks on whites in the city's streets. On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Alfonso Zirpoli ordered police to abandon the blanket stop-and-search of blacks who fit the general description of one suspected assailant. Since the program began April 17, more than 600 black men had been detained by offi cers using a composite drawing based on the description given by two victims. LAW VIOLATED Zirpoli said the dragnet was unconstitutional and violated the civil rights of blacks. He said police may interrogale only persons suspected of an actual crime. On Friday, City Atty. Thomas O'Connor filed notice of appeal of the Zirpoli ruling. Police issued a new set of search guidelines before the ruling, but Zirpoli said that while the wholesale stop-and- search campaign had ended "the danger" of its being re pealed has not necessarily been removed. The judge said an injunction was necessary "in the interests of public tranquility." A number of demonstrations and protests by blacks followed announcement of the stop-aml- senrch campaign. Suits were filed to halt it by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Civil Liberties Union- Sawhill Says Oil Profits Soaring WASHINGTON (AP) - Oil companies are making a profit of $3.73 per barrel on some Arab oil that costs 10 cents to produce, says new energy chief John C. Sawhill. As U.S. oil companies continued to report huge first-quarter profit increases, Sawhill told newsmen Friday that a large mrtion came from producing foreign oil -- including oil the Arabs withheld from the United States during their embargo. Company profits on some Saudi Arabian oil soared in one year from 79 cents to $3.73 per barrel, Sawhill said. Although government price :onlrols supposedly limit petroleum price increases to those justified by increased costs, there appears to be no legal barrier to these increased profits. The increase, if allowed to flow through unchecked into the U.S. market, could cost American consumers some $2.7 billion a year. Sawhill said there was "no economic justification' for the huge profit jump on so-callec "equity oil," which amounts to 14 per cent of the total oil used in the United States. SEES JUSTIFICATION But he said it may be justified if the profits are reinvested to increase domestic oil production. Meanwhile, the governmenl reported a trade deficit in March for the first time in nine months and blamed the devel opment on the spiraling cost of foreign oil. . . Reports of huge oil company profits continued Friday. Mobil Oil Co., the nations third largest oil company, said its first- quarter profits were V per cent less than the previous quarter but 66 per ee;;*. more than the same period last year. This result was in line with an industry pattern of sharply higher oil profits for the majors this quarter. They have been up as much as 123 per cent, reported by Texaco Oil Co. earlier this week. In addition, the country's five largest oil companies trimmed millions of dollars from their first-quarter profit figures by setting up contingency funds for possible retroactive crude oil prices or tax increases. The companies -- Exxon, Texaco, Mobil, Gulf and Standard of California -- say the money is placed in the contingency funds to cover potential retroactive increases in costs for the quarter. Blasts Claim One Victim NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) A series of explosions killed one man and destroyed eight buildings early today in a downtown residential section of this southeastern Pennsylvania city. "As far as we can tell, Iher; were three, possibly four, ex plosions." said city Fire Marshal Bob Williams. Other f i r e officials said the explosions appeared to have been caused by gas.. It had been feared that several persons were trapped in the rubble of the three-story brick buildings, three of which were- empty. But by dawn, officials had accounted for all residents of the row houses. Police said 23 residents fled t h e i r homes after hearing the first blast, just before 1 2 a.m.. and receiving warnings from city policemen. "They got everyone out except for one man," said Fire Chief Craig Glass. BLESSINGTON, Ireland (AP) -- A gang of gunmen led by a young woman raided the country home of a gold mining millionaire Friday night and stole 16 masterpieces worth an estimated $20.4 million. It apparently was the world's argest robbery. The value of the art works was given by James White, director of Dublin's National Gal- cry, where the paintings often were on exhibit. Police, however, would not comment on the value of .the paintings owned by Sir Alfred Beit. Beit's wife, Clementine, told newsmen one of the gunmen dragged her out of the mansion n this village south of Dublin, kicked her and flung her on the stone stairs, shouting: "We'll ae back for you later." Irish police said the woman, speaking with a French accent, Under Woman Leader Gang Pulls Record Art Theft knocked at the door to Beit's 18th century home, and when a young servant opened the door three armed men pushed inside. Beit, 71. and his wife were listening to records in the drawing room. "They rushed in shouting 'capitalist pigs' and told us that we were walking on the working class." Beit said. "One of them put a revolver against my neck. I turned and he hit me.' The Beits and .their four servants were tied up. police said, while the woman, apparently very knowledgable about art, casually selected the best of Beits treasures.. She first chose the most valuable of the stolen paintings -- a small Vermeer named "Woman Writing a Letter" valued at $7.2 million. Also taken were works by Vermeer, Franz Hals, Goya, Reubens, Gainsborough, Velas- quez, Guardl, Moreelse, Ruls- dael and Melsus. The whole operation, police said, was over in seven minutes. Detectives theori/ed .that the thieves were members of the outlawed Irish Republican Army and may have taken the paintings to use as ransom to free guerrillas jailed in the Irish republic. The largest robbery listed in the Guinness Book of World Records was $11.5 million in gold bars and bank notes stolen by American servicemen and German civilians in June 1945 from a mountainside cache near Einsiedcl, Bavaria. The biggest previous art theft occurred on Dec. 31, 1966. when eight masterpieces valued at S? million were taken from London's Dulwich College art gallery. Family Portrait At The Zoo shock for u new zebra to uhon Zoo in New Orleans, come into the world prepared . But with guidance from ma- for life on the veldt and f i n d ma, Ihis youngster should himself instead at the And- manage- (AP Wirephoto) NEWS BRIEFS Tires Stolen Debe Pearson of South Duncan Street, Fayetteville told police Friday that two tires have been stolen from her car. Miss Pearson said she had purchased the tires March 23, and had them placed in the trunk of her car. When she opened the t r u n k to have the tires mounted, she discovered the theft. Bomb Threat The Department of Public Safely is investigating a bomb threat called to a secretary at the University of Arkansas B u s i n e s s Administration Building at noon Friday. This is the second bomb threat reported at UA in two consecutive days. According to the secretary, the caller snid, "Lady, there's a bomb in the building." The secretary described the voice as being lhat of a male college- aged person w . h o spoke in a serious, low tone. Two Charged Jim Richard and Kerry Cornet, addresses unknown, were charged Friday in Washington Circuit Courl on separate informations accusing them ol burglary and grand larceny. The two are charged with breaking into the Arkansas Transmission C o m p a n y i n Springdale April 20 and taking auto parts and tools. Romance Over LONDON (AP) - The 18- month romance between Prince Charles, heir lo the British throne, and Lady Jane Well- cslcy. appears lo he over, the Daily Mirror reported today. In ii front page story, the newspaper said the couple have not seen e a c h other since Charles returned to Britain earlier this week from a four- month tour of duty as a royal navy lieutenant on the frigate Jupiter. The Mirror quoted Lady Jane, 23, as saying she- had no dates planned with Charles. T W " !f I . Terrorist Use Of Nuclear Arms Feared WASHINGTON (AP) -- "The potential harm to the public from the explosion of an illic itly made nuclear weapon is greater than that from any plausible nuclear power plan accident." an Atomic Energy Commission report says. The report, which discusses the possibility of . terrorits stealing nuclear materials to make their own atomic bombs, was prepared by AEC official Dr. David M. Rosenbaum and four outside consultants. It was made public Friday by Sen. Abraham Ribicoff, D- Conn. Its authors said they believe present methods for protecting facilities arid transport of nuclear materials are n o t sufficient. The AEC said it is "taking a hard look at the study to determine what additional measures should be taken to further strengthen the requirements to safeguard nuclear materials from theft." The report said that acquiring the nuclear material is the only remaining obstacle facing those who want such a weapor because there is "widespreac and increasing dissemination'o precise and accurate instruc tions on how to make an atomic bomb in your basement." PATTERN SEEN The study also said the kid naping of newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst, as claimed by the Symbionese Liberation Army, was no isolated incident "If not firmly and com potently met, these kidnaping* may lead to a rise of u r b a n tor rorist groups of a sort unprece dented in our history," ihe re port said. . ."These groups arc likely to have available to them the sor of technical knowledge nceder to use Ihe now widely dis seminated instructions for proc essing fissionable materials anc for b u i l d i n g a nuclear weapon. "They are also liable to be able to carry out reasonably so phisticated attacks on in stallations and transportation,' the study said. The authors called for a sub stantial budgetary increase for Safeguarding nuclear material. "It seems to us that the present system of protecting fa c i 1 i t i c s and transportation which h a n d l e special nuclear materials is inadequate." they said. It recommended a new federal organization which woulc carry and protect all shipments of nuclear material. Portuguese Political Prisoners Released LISBON, Portugal (AP) -Portugal's new m i l i t a r y government began emptying jails of political prlso/iers Uxlny. Tho junta announced t h a i 43 prisoners were freed from Pi- niche Military Prison and 79 olhcrs were released nt Cnixns Fortress In the outskirts of Lisbon. More than 30 political police at the directorate general of security surrendered to tho m i l i - tary In groups of two or three. About 200 lo 400 police were be- lloved to he hiding nt the directorate general. Army nnd navy troops out side Ihe building ordered the police ngninst the walls for searches, nnd instructed some of them to drop their pnnls. Three of tho police wore beaten by n crowd nilsidc the Cnlxas Fortress on Frldny nnd troops nt iho spot fired in the nir to hold bnck the crowd. Informed sources snid Gen. Antonio do Spinoln nnd his six- mnn Junta ordered n scnrch for more t h n n 20 o f f i c i a l s of the old regime. Al noon Snturdny scores of demonstrations In support of [he J u n l n took plncc In Lisbon nnd other Portuguese cities, Spinoln Friday dissolved the directorate general of security, n traditional politienl power center. The dircctornle was Ihe only branch of the old regime Ihnl had refused to surrender. A massive motorcade supporting the new government honked along Llshcn"s mnin thoroughfare, the Avcnuo of Liberty. ' All airports In the counlry re- mnincd closed lo commercial f l y i n g for the third consecutive diiy. Tho u n o f f i c i a l denlh toll In tlie military revolt Hint bcgnn Thursdny rnso to seven with the report of a policeman killed by n sniper. Sporadic g u n f i r e continued through Ihe nighl. In his first nfficinl policy statement since tho coup, Spin- oln pledged Friday lo grant po- lllicnl liberties eventually, including freedom of assembly nnd freedom of expression "under whatever form." The j u n l n snid Hint within three weeks it will pick one of Its members to net ns president under the existing conslilution until n new one is adopted by n constlliienl assembly elected wilhln tho next year. Spinola Is viewed as the most probable provisional president. The j u n t n said it would permit "politienl associations" ns n forerunner lo eventual politi- enl parties. Thursday's coup ended the 42-ycnr-old dictatorship begun by Premier Antonio de Oliveirn Snliiznr, who died in 1970. His successor, Premier Mnrcello Cnelnno, hns been exiled lo Ihe Allnnlic island of Madeira. More thnn 3,000 demonslrn- lors from n number of formerly bnnned Inflist groups burst into Ihe open parading through Lis- bon and cnlled for a g l n n t May Day demonstration. No violence was reported. T h e u n f a m i l i a r initials "MRPP"--Portuguese People's Revolutionary Movement--were sprnyed on walls nnd othc public monuments. Banners carried such slogan as: "Down with the colonin war." "We derrund Uie right tr strike," "Bring the secret po lice nssnsslns to justice" an "Free elections," The Junta now must decid whether communism must re mnin underground In Portugal. Evacuated Residents Returning CHICAGO (AP) --. Most of he estimated 14,000 residents vacuated from the South Side (ecause of a polciitialy deadly hemical fog returned home :arly today. The fog, formed by chemicals leaking from a storage tank, drilled out of the' esidential neighborhood and nto an industrial area. A special foam was laid early oday but it failed to stop the chemical that began pouring rom the tank Friday, officials said. They said another foam effort will he made after fuel oil is spread on the area. Thirty pesons suffering from dizziness, fainting and slinging eyes were taken to hospitals, VIost were listed in fair condi- ,ion. Five were admitted. Civil Defense officials estimated 14,000 persons wero evacuated from the Altgeld Gardens Housing project and leartay homes Friday night as the milk-colored cloud oozed across the South Side. Some 2,000 were lodged overnight in a high school several tiiles from the scene and a lemporary hospital was set up there. "I was standing on the corner waiting for a bus," Mrs. Eular T e r r y said. "I couldn't breathe." She said she ran into her home to escape the fumes. "The stuff was coming in under the door . . . it was coming in the windows." CHILD COLLAPSES Maxine Durham said her daughter collapsed from inhaling the gas. "Once we got on (he bus. she was screaming in pain," Mrs. Durham said. The chemical cloud, fivo miles long and one-half mile wide, appeared to be "under control," officials said early today. The cloud formed as the chemical flowed from an 18- inch crack in a storage tank at a rate of 100 gallons a minute. Authorities said the main, danger was that the chemical, silicon tetrachloride. could convert to deadly hydrochloric acid on contact with water, including rain and fog. Breathing the acid, they said, could be fatal. "The proper concentration and a couple of good, whiffs and you'd be dead," a fire department spokesman said. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency said crews were hoping to seal the leak with a shipment of special foam. They said earlier attempts to control the situation by pumping out the 500.000-gallon lank had proved too slow. Gov. Daniel Walker ordered out the Illinois National Guard to aid the evacuation and prevent looting hut called back all units except a battalion of mili- t a r y police. The silicon tetrachloride was in l i q u i d form. However, it quickly vaporized on contact with air. Jury Ponders Stans Verdict NEW YORK (AP) -- A jury resumes deliberations for tho Ihirtl day loday in the trial of John N. Mitchell and M n u r i c o :I. Slans after indicaling it had shifled attention f r o m the conspiracy ctuirgo lo perjury counts against Mitchell. The jury of nine men and .hrcc women got the case in "edrral court Thursday after a 10-week trial. Requests to tho iudgc a p p e a r to mean they .vcre moving straight through .he 14-counl indictment and had gotten about halfway. Their first requests after he- g i n n i n g deliberations were for more information about tho conspiracy charge -- tho f i r s t count against Ihe two former Cabinet officers. Late Friday, Ihe jury asked J u d g e I.ee P. G n g l i a r d l to elaborate on two of six perjury counts against Mitchell. 60, tho 'ormor attorney general. The conspiracy count charges Mitchell nncl Slans with » corrupt agreement lo impede a securities f r a u d Investigation of f i n a n c i e r Robert Vcsco In return for Vesco's $200,000 secret cnah contribution to President Nixon's 1072 reelection campaign. The defendants quit th» Cnbinet to run the c n m p n l K n . After the conspiracy count arc two counts of obstruction of justice nKnlnsl both defondnnln, The Jury so far hns not inked about them,

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