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Arguments That GOP Fortunes Tied To White House Doubted NorthwMf Arkansas TIMES, Sof., April 27, 1974 · II FAYITTIVILLI, ARKANSA* ^ Heading Landward The Danish training ship, Danmark, with about 80 midshipmen aboard, sails Into New York Harbor Friday. The'Danmark Is enroule to the South Street Seaport Mu- seum In lower Manhattan. She will remain in Manhattan through photo) May 1. (AP Wire- Ships Registered To Each liy DON McLKOD WASHINGTON (AP) -- A White House argument that the f u t u r e of the Republican parly is inextricably wrapped up In the fale of Richard Nixon has met wild a chilly response from parly leaders. Dean Hurch, former parly c h a i r m a n and now a special counselor to the President, lold the Republican National Committee Friday t h a t the con vlctlons of the people, the principles of tho party and the programs and policies of the ad- m i n i s t r a t i o n a r e Indistinguishable. "I'm not going to play chick en-and-Dgg--they're simply in- slinguishablc," Burch said. By the same token, I submll you that Richard Nixon is r President and the leader ol r party, and that Ihese two Ics are indistinguishable: Our pes 'and our goals and our rtunes are one. "His r e c o r d of accom ishment is our record, and Ii a record solidly based in Re ublican principles," B u r c h id. -The President's record l- platform for Republican can dates to grab' hold of and to in on." LINES FALL FLAT The lines fell flat on a silen udience. Later, a committee member ho asked not to be namei aid that once the primarie re over, "you're going to see epublicans running agains O/iassis Controls TOO Companies EDITOR'S NOTE -- The put lie lecord on Aristolle Onassis' business interests is a sketchy one' This, the third in a four- part series about Onassis' effort to build an oil refinery In New Hampshire, tells of his operations elsewhere. By MICHAEL PUTZEL CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -Aristotle. Socrates Onassis is best. known to Americans for his fabulous wealth and his wife, the former Jacqueline Kennedy. Now he is drawing attention as the man behind an effort lo build a giant oil refinery New Hampshire. The size and sources of his fortune are shrouded in the secrecy assured most of his 100 or so companies, registered in cities around the world. Onassis, .who says he is 68 although some records show him to be six years older, was born in Syrna. Turkey, son of a Greek tobacco merchant. Fleer ing Turkish nationalists, the family went to Athens in 1922, the next year, young Aristotle sailed for Argentina with $60 in his pocket. As the story goes, he worked as a tobacco importer by day, a telephone operator by night, invested his earnings in hides and whale oil. He became an Argentine citizen, and at 25, a millionaire. SIX FREIGHTERS In 1932, Onassis bought six freighters at bargain,' depression prices from a Canadian company. Three years later, he bought his first oil tanker. After World War II, he expanded his tanker fleet, and also bought a small whaling fleet. . . . Virtually, every ship in the Onassis Group was owned by a separate company, and registered in a country that levied little or no taxes on it. During the 1950s, Onassis' whaling fleets were accused ol violating international agreements on whale conservation, and his ship-buying activities led to legal trouble in the United States. A federal grand jury indicted ,im in 1953 for conspiracy to an war surplus ships in viola- ion of a law requiring that hey remain in U.S. hands. Eventually, in a complex eries of settlements. Onassis agreed to pay $7 millionairs penalties, transfer control of the urplus ship companies to his American son and daughter. md build four big tankers in American yards. He wound up with 12 surplus ankers and two Liberty ships, registered under foreign flags of convenience. 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Environmentalists contend il would scar Ihe landscape, anc raise the risk of beach-fouling oil spills from tankers bringinf n crude oil. Olympic insists "there very little likelihood" of a major oil spill off the New Hamp shire coast, and cites a dozen safeguards it would provide to contain any spills that m i g h t occur. Opponents argue that even :he remote chance of a spill is too great a risk. Onassis firms have had oi! spill problems before. On Feb. 4. 1970, the tanker 31ympic Arrow ran aground ofl Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia carrying 16,000 tons of gum thick "bunker C" fuel oil which began gushing from the ruptured hull. Denying he was spilling oil, the captain tried to back off the rock, and callec for assistance only when it be came necessary lo abandon lip. Four days later, the Arrov broke apart in heavy seas, anc the stern section sank, spilling millions of gallons of oil. SURPLUS SHIP Lloyd's Confidential Index o ships shows the Arrow, former ly Olympic Games, fnrmerl; Sea Robin, was one of Ihe sur plus ships Onassis had obtainei from Ihe United States. Shi was owned by Sunstone Marim (Panama) S.A. and operated b Olympic Maritime of Monti Carlo, which manages some 6 ships known as the Onassi Fleet. The report of the Royal Com mission of Inquiry attribute Ihe Arrow grounding and spii to gross negligence on the par of the Greek captain. Cleaning up what was by far the wors oil spill in Canada's histor. cost about $4 million. liut. after testimony tha filled 15 volumes. Ihc eommis sion found the Arrow "wa owned by a company with iv other assets and operated nn der n setup lhat would preven nny effective claim being made lo rcovcr damages should llv ship itself le destroyed," A n O n a s s i s spokcsmai claimed nt n recent hcnrinK in New Hampshire "Um . C a n a d i a n government cooperated wilh us In the cleanup, .expenses, and I understand that tho bill to Olympic was $3 million, which it pnld." It was Ihe first time nny Onnssis o f f i c i a l had nrimltlrd tho Arrow was an Onasnls ship. Tiut the I n q u i r y records show that Canada recovered only fllxiul $1 m i l l i o l n , an j Mint cnme from a Lunkei. owners' volun- added that, although Olympic Maritime managed many lank ?rs, some of which had been in volved In previous spills, "they had not developed any contin ;ency plan to deal with these catastrophes, ' did no research after the Arrow incident, ani 'it is doubtful whether the, vould be in any better -position oday lo deal with a simila: crisis than they were in 1970." RAN AFOUL While the Arrow cleanup wa: still under way, another Onassi ship, Olympic Light, ran afou of an an',:-spillage law ir Florida..Witnesses reported the :anker pumped raw bunker C fuel oil into Tampa Bay's main shipping channel. Dennis Quilligan of the slate' attorney's office said man boats were damaged by th apparently deliberate cleanin of the ship's bilges while stt in the harbor. The Greek captain wi arrested and charged will violating the spillage law, whicl carries a maximum penalty o five years in prison and a $10, 000 fine. But he left the country jefore trial. "If he ever sets foot here we'll get him," Quilligan said But he added, "That ship wa an old rust-bucket sailing unde daritime. The Canadian commission avon regu Monrovian registry to other nations' safety iations. You don't expect, then ;o accept their responsibilities.' Mills Opponent Kits Ties With Milk Interests NORTH LITTLE ROCK (AP -- Judy Petty said Friday nigh Rep. Wilbur D. Mills. D-Ark "standing with his feet firm! planted in sour milk." · She is the 36-year congresi mari's Republican challenger. Mrs. Petty's criticism i Mills' ties with milk intere: groups came during the thir annual North Hilts Jaycec Legislative Night. Mrs. Petty and two other Ri publican candidates for slat wide offices, Ken Coon an John Harris Jones, spoke their own behalf. Some Democratic candidate sent representatives to tl meeting. Jones, who will oppose eilhi incumbent J. W. Fulbrighl c Gov. Dale Bumpers for the U.! Senate, said he would be mor vocal about his stands in com ing months lhan be had been i far. He did say he is not in favi of repealing the JO per cc limitation on interesl rates Arkansas. Coon, Republican Candida for liculenant governor, said is lime for political cnndidal "lo raise the standards of 01 profession, to set a style nn p a l t e r n Hint cnn again be wo thy of admiration." Pryor Endorsed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - T h Arkansas Gnsoline Retnile Association endorsed David ! Pryor of Liltlc Rock nn Krida for Ihc Democratic nominntl for governor. "He's our lawyer, to sin wllli, nnd since he's running f governor, we all support him snid Leo F. Thompson, ores dent nf Ihe association. "J sn nil. I hope; so. At least the m Jorlty of people we've talked lire behind him." The group w i l l hold a fun raising dinner for Pryor o May 13. DENNIS THE MENACE By Kttcham Ke President." "No, there wasn't any cn- huslasm for it." Ohio GOP h a i r m n n Kent McGough said if Buich's speech, adding Ohio lepublicans "are going to run on slate Issues." "This is not a presldentia! year as far as we're concerncc n Indiana," commitleeman L Keith Bulen said. "We're not ;oing to invite the Pre-sident ,he vice president, Ihe Cabine or Hollywood stars. We're go Ing lo run on the basis of the issues and against the record of the Incumbent." "We're running as Michigan Republicans," said Michigan chairman William McLaughlin, whose stale parly has lost two formerly "sure" Republican congressional seals in recent special elections, including one- race in which Nixon personally campaigned, Burch, who was party chairman during the disastrous 1964 Republican campaign of Barry Goldwater, reminded the committeemen that it was largely Richard N i x o n who put the party back together again and that it owed him support during his tribulations. The only time Burch was interrupted by appreciable applause was when he said President Nixon will produce "a massive body of evidence" for impeachment investigators next week which will bring out the whole truth about Watergate. He did not elaborate. Grain Reserves To Be Less Than Has Been Predicted WASHINGTON (AP) -- The griculture Department says xports of wheat and corn are bout in line with earlier predictions but that farmers them- elves have used more of the rain than expected this sea- means grain reserves on. That vhen the new crop years begin vill be less than indicated ear- ler. The 1974-75 wheat market- year will begin July 1, and he new corn year Oct. 1. Based on April 1 grain inventories, USDA now says the vheat carryover this summer Stewart Thinks New Face May Beat Incumbent RUSSELLVTLLE. Ark. (AP) -- The Democrats must nominate a "new face" to defeat R e p . John Paul Hammerschmidt, the Republican in- mmbent in the 3rd Congres- ional District, David Stewart if Danville said Friday. Stewart Is running for the Democratic nomination longress from that district. for "We cannot win in November f we nominate an old line poli- ieian worn out from too many controversial roll calls," Stewart said. "And, we cannot win his scat in Congress with educational dilettantes who flit rom job to job and appear to be professional students." Stewart is opposed by state Sen. Gene Rainwater. Mayor James Scanlon of Greenland and Bill Clinton of Fayetteville. Rainwater is serving his second ':erm in Ihe Senate after two ;erms in the House and Clinton is a law professor at the University of Arkansas. Stewart also said the nominee must have "legal experience." He made his remarks at the opning of his Pope County headquarters. Hughes Defense Rests Case In Maheu Lawsuit LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Defense attorneys for Howard Hughes have rested their case in a $17.3 million defamation suit after contending Hughes aide Robert former Mahcti profited from the billionaire recluse's fear of litigation am public exposure. Maheu, former operation chief lor Hughes' interests in Nevada, filed the suit alleging he was defamed by Hughes al a telephone news conference in 1971. A voice idenlified that Hughes told reporters Maheu "stole me blind." Hughes' defense is that the statement is true -- that Mahci did steal from the industrialist. Maheu's attorney Morion Ga lane is scheduled to present an opening statement and begin calling witnesses Tuesday. In closing arguments Friday defense lawyer Norborl Schle said Maheu tied up Hughes in l.r.'.'.r.uts !o "put the heat on Hughes to pay Mnheu off to buy some peace. "I think wo have shown tha' Mr. Mnhcu dishonestly obtaine vill be 170 miljion bushels That is down 10 million from an estimate made in mid-March 3Ut it is still roughly in line with the bare-bones reserve in dicated for some months. The new appraisal, made by ;he department's Outlook anc Situation Board following -this w e e k ' s inventory report showed farmers have fed more wheat to livestock than hac been anticipated, - , CORN RESERVE By next fall, the repor showed, the corn reserve wil be down to 453 million bushels That estimate is 80 million bushels lower than officials ex pected in March and would be the smallest since the October carryover was 123.5 million bushels in 1948. Last October 1 the corn car ryover was 709 million bushel but exports this season hav drained off reserves. Export are estimated at 1.2 billio bushels, just shy of the 1972-7 record. Wheat exports, coincidenta y, also are estimated at 1.2 bil ion bushels for the year endinj June 30 and would be recorc high. In all, the department said he carryover of major fei grains--corn, oats, barley .ani jorghum--will be down from earlier indications at the begin ning of the respective 1974-7 crop seasons. "Mainly because of the ver leavy feeding and export .rate "or corn, the probable feec [rain carryover this fall ha een lowered to about 22,5 mi ion tons, a third less than year ago," officials said. · The department h a s . pro, ected lhat farmers will harve: record large wheat and cor crops in 1974, enough to mee all requirements next seaso and add some grain to U.S. r serves by mid-1975. FERTILIZER An industry spokesman warn ed Friday that it eoCrgncmi ed Friday that if Congress ap proves an embargo on fertilize exports U.S. farmers woui stand a good chance of- havjn supplies reduced themselves. "The U.S. is a net importe of finished fertilizers,". Edwi M. Wheeler, president of th Fertilizer Institute, said. "If v, shut others off, we must be pn pared to meet the same trea ment." VVheeler's statement cam during a House subcommitce hearing of a proposal to lim U.S. fertilizer exports. POTATO DETENTE Agricultural envoys from th Soviet Union and the Unitec States have entered into pot; t o detente. · · ' . . At least there was an agre ment so that some joint wor can bo done on a new proje involving potato processing, tl Agriculture Department sa Friday. The agreement w a s worke out two weeks ago during s e c o n d meeting of what called a Joint Working Groi nn Agricultural Research an Technological Development s up as a U.S.-Soviet vcntu nearly a year ago. Officials said the groi agreed on "a new project in p tato processing and to e change- teams to study the o gnnization and admintstralio of agricultural research in th some Jl million lo $2.5 from his employment mi with Hughes," snid Schlci. "And this lawsuit is the capstone of Mr Maheu's career w i t h Hughes Tool Co. -- his latest and big Best nltornpt to get some ol that Hughes money before li was irrevocably cut o f f . " The defense has contender much of t h e funds was ohtninec by Mnhcu from (he Hughes or gjinlznlion for Mnheu's persona bcnc-ril find for political contrl buttons that were never dcliv ered. Sonet Union States." and the Unite Expense Brief Filed LITTLE ROCK (AP) brief filed with the state S preme Court on Friday said a tivities of state legislators b tween legislative sessions w a political as well as legislative For this reason, legislate should not be reimbursed the stale for expenses, the bri said. The brief was filed by atto neys for Roger Mears and B Scot I, the Democratic anrl R puhlicnn p a r t y chairmen, r spectively, in Pulaski Count The Iwo have filed suit cha Icnging the constitutionality expense payments to Icgisl lors. * HEW KID AWE INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD?' HELEN HELP US Friendly Neighbor May Threaten Young Love By HELEN AND SUE BOTTEL I'm worried about a neighbor her mid-20s, who lives near my guy. She supposed to be friend of the family, but I otice distinct signs of over- ondness directed to John, who s 18. She manages to be where he's t a lot, even though she's narried. She's told him he eserved "more freedom." I as at his house the other day ·hen she called and kept him n the phone 15 minutes. Later hat evening she had the nerve q call my house, asking for lim. It- appeared she wanted lim to go with her for a job nterview. I don't know whether John ealizes her intentions, or even f my evaluation is correct, bui et's put it this way -- she sure ounds like trouble! What s h o u l d I do' -- 'hreatened By An Older Voman Dear TBAOW: Yes, she does sound like rouble! Maybe you could let you loyfried know it . would be smart to ease up on this friend ;hip (without actually accusing anyone). If he doesn't discour ige his overeager neighbor, he may keep on until her hus- and notices -- and that could mean a big family brawl. -- Dear Threatened: A man doesn't l i k e to feel chased, so if you can get across n a laughing way that an older voman is after him, he may tart side-stepping a bit. On the other hand, there's always the danger that an 18 ?ear-o!d might be flattered anc intrigued by the attentions o a married woman.!So don't lay your - suspicions on too thick Just keep the two separated as much as possible, and hope her msband does likewise. -- Helen 'ffense if you don't take second lelpings (which I can turn down, but my g.f. is afraid to). What can I do without hurting either one's feelings? -- Tony Dear Tony: 1 take it you don't have a weight problem. So tell your jirl friend the secret of "eating bin" in spite of a mother who 'cooks fat." -- Helen Tony: . And then have a talk with your mother. If she won't "cook bin," at least she can learn not to argue with "No thank you." -- Sue Xap: My mother is a great cook and she loves to feed people She invites my girl friend over 'or lots of meals. The resui s my g,f. is getting f a t , am I don't like fat girls. Mom take Dear Sue: I get tired of hearing the younger generation knocking people my parents' age, as several have in your column, I have noticed it's the elders who have turned down the heat, planned the use of their cars in carpools, forgone vacation trips. My parents, who drive a medium-sized car at 50 miles per hour, say it's the small economy cars that pass them on the highway. We are in our 30s. We rent .in apartment in our home to a very young couple. While we turn down the heat to 68 degrees, our renters have the thermostat set at 78. They drain the 40-gallon wafer heater with one shower, and leave their lights on day and night. We're disappointed that the younger generation is so full of talk and so slow to act when it comes to conserving, -- Disturbed Minnesotan D.M.: I can't see a valid argument in your letter -- only a comparison between your parents and your tenants. Come on now! This doesn't describe two generations! I could, yell about the SOfah man who was doing 75 mph while I was practically standing still at 50 -- but what does it prove only that every age has its lawbreakers. So let's don't generalize. Conservation and shortages are tough enough without turning them into a generation war. -Sue Arkla's Application For New Hearing On Rale Hike Denied LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co.'s application for a rehearing on its $12.2 million rate hike request was denied Friday by the state Public Service Commission. The PSC issued a one-sentence order turning down the application, Arkla President Sheffield Nelson, said he had no comment on the PSC action, but Arkla is expected to file suit in Circuit Court in Little Rock to seek approval of the full a m o u n t requested. All t h re e PSC members signed Friday's order. The application was filed by Arkla last year. It sought increases in three of the utility's four rate categories--small industrial, commercial, and residential. The Arkla large industrial rate category was raised in 1972. NEW RATES On Feb. 22, the PSC found lhat Arkla's revenue deficiency was only $5,752.000 and directed Arkln to draft new rates to produce thai amount. Arkla asked tor a rehearing and the PSC then granted an additional $1.278.000 but told Arkla to take all of this amount out of the small Industrial and the commercial r a t e classes, not out of the residential class. The $5,752,000 was to come from all three classes,, but under n 'o' a ' "f four rate--one for small industrial, one for commercial and two for residential. The PSC ordered two rates in the residential category, o n e for customers in the older, or "integrnled," Arkla system, the- other for customers In Ihc newer parts of Ihc ArklR system. Arkla's application proposed consolidation on 180 rates into g single rale for each class, How ever, lhal would have required residential customers in the integrated system to suffer sizeable increases w h i l e customers elsewhere in the system suffered only small increases, or, in a few cases, received ele- erases. PAID LESS The customers in the Integrated system had. for years, paid significantly less for gaa than had customers' in Ihe nonintegrated portion of the Arkla system. The PSC, ruling that A r k l a Itself was partly responsible for the variance in existing rates, refused to allow the company to establish a single residential rnte. The commissioners said the shock would be too severe jn the budgets of persons who were on fixed incomes and had heen paying under t h e lower, integrated system rates. After the additional $1,278,001) wns approved by Ihe PSC on rehearing of the application, Arkla asked for another rehearing, which was denied in Friday's order. The utility had contended lhat the original PSC order wns based on a "contrived" tax rate base. Arkln Is expected lo take that contention to court, For Families MOSCOW (AP) - ·Russian author Alexander Solzhcnitsyn wilt continue giving money to support Soviet political prisoners despite his exile from hi* homeland, according io n Soviet dissident. The dissident. Alexander Gtn- said Friday that gome money from Solzhcnllzyn's writings h n s "for some years" been going to Ihc tamllles of political prisoners.

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