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INSIDE- Editorlfll 4 For women 5 Sports , 7-8 Comics 10 Classified 11-12-13 Amusements 14 114th YEAR-NUMBER 301 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, APRIL 29, 1974 LOCAL POMCAST- Partly cloudy to cloudy lo- ntithl wllh possibility at thunderstorms. Low In the tow 60s. Tuesday continued cloudy and chance of showers, High Tuesday near 80 degrees. Sunset today 0:02; .sunrisf Tuesday Weather map on pago 3. PAGES-TEN CENTS TOO Pounds Of Marijuana Seized Five Held In Record Drug Raid By JACK WALLACE TIMES Staff Writer More than 100 pounds of marijuana was confiscated early this morning by federal, state and local officials in what Fayetteville Police Chief Hollis Spencer said was the largest seizure ever made in the Fayetteville area. Five persons were taken into custody In connection with th confiscation and are to be arraigned today on charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, a felony. Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Mahlon Gibson said he would recommend bond of $50,000 each at the arraignment. Spencer identified the live as Lonny McGuire, 24. of 235 S. College Ave.; Charles C. Harris, 23, of No. 3 Lester St.; Sherry Hardy, 20, of 235 S. College Avc.; John R. Stone, 35, of Memphis, Tenn. and Jimmy Cooper, 24, of Little Rock. Spencer said his office was notified late Sunday by special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration of the U.S. Jus- lice Department that several of their agents were to make a large purchase In Fayetteville and asked for assistance from the Police Department and State Police. An unidentified agent told the TIMES that Stone and Cooper made a "deal" with agents in After "Screaming, Yelling 7 Jury Acquits Mitchell, Stans NEW YORK (AP) -- A jury that started out "screaming and yelling across the table" has acquitted former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and one-time Commerce Secretary Maurice H. Stars of all charges in their criminal conspiracy case. The nine men and three women came to unanimous agreement Sunday afternoon after 26 hours of deliberation that the former cabinet colleagues were innocent of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury. Both were accused of trying to block a Securities and Exchange Commission investiga- tion of financier Robert L. Vesco, in return for Vesco's secret $200,000 cash contribution to President Nixon's re-election campaign. Referring to Vesco and his aides, Juror. Clarence Brown said after the verdict: "They wanted to get something, but I don't think that Stans and Mitchell ever fell for it." The jury's forewoman, Sybil Kucharski, said, "We were otf in little groups screaming and yelling across the table" when the deliberations began. She said the jury was split even on the conspiracy count, so it turned to the six separate perjury counts against Mitchell and Stans. "After looking through all the perjury charges, the rest was easy," Miss Kucharski said. "We figured there couldn't be any conspiracy if there was no perjury." The verdict brought, a smile to the face of the normally undemonstrative Mitchell. But it brought no legal surcease. He faces trial in Washington at a still unset date on almost identical charges in connection with the cover-up of the Watergate break-in. Leon Jaworski, the Watergate special prosecutor, still is studying part of the Nixon campaign financing operation which Stans headed. "Our faith was resting with a very, very fine jury," Mtchell told a nnws conference in the U.S. Courthouse. "They were a cross section of the people and they were representative of America. "If there is one place I am firmly convinced you can get justice, it's from the American people. I have great faith in America and that's why I love (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Control Bill Introduced In Senate WASHINGTON (AP) -- Anti- inflation legislation authorizing another year of life for wage- price controls is being introduced in the Senate today over the opposition of big business and labor. A Senate vote on the bill is expected later in the week. The bill's provisions would be retroactive to May 1; current wage- price^control authority expires April 30--Tuesday night. Sens. Edmund S. Muskie, D- Maine Adlai E. Stevenson III, D-I11., and Jacob K. Javits, R- N.Y., say it was fear of worsening inflation that prompted them to offer the bill to extend wage-price control authority for another year. The measure sponsored by Muskie, Stevenson, Javits and 10 others would authorize the President to reimpose wage- price controls on any segment of the economy that presented a danger of serious inflation. T h e Senate Democratic Caucus has urged action to retain control authority but the bill still faces a stiff fight on the Senate floor. Even if the Senate 'passes the bill, the House would be expected to require at least a few weeks before acting. DEBATE PLANNED The Senate planned lo continue debate today on a bill requiring states to reform their automobile-insurance systems in favor of no-fault, a plan under which an accident victim is compensated by his own insurance company regardless of who caused the accident. A f i n a l vote on no-fault is scheduled Wednesday. The House faced a vote today on a resolution authorizing another $979,000 for the Judiciary Committee, about half of it ear marked for the investigation of whether President Nixon should be impeached. Also on the House agenda was a compromise bill establishing a Federal Energy Emergency Administration to replace the Federal Energy Office, which was created by presidential order. Little Rock for the sale of 100 ounds of marijuana for {10,000. The agents were later informed hat the actual sale would take place in Fayetteville. Spencer said the agents and ,hose they came in contact with vcre kept under surveillance after their arrival In the county mill the arrests were made at 4:45 a.m. this morning. Kenneth McGee, of the State 'olice. said that during the sur- veillence the location chosen for .he sale was changed several .imes. He said at one point it was agreed that the sale would be made at Drake Field. The location was later changed to - the Holiday Inn parking lot on North College Avenue and finally to Cato Springs Road (Hwy. 265), just south of the Hwy. 71 bypass, where McGuire and Harris ,verc arrested by federal agents. The others were arrested by Spencer and McKce in front of a laundromat on South School Avenue. The agents said they had McGuire and Harris take the marijuana from their car and place it into the agents' car before the arrests were made. No money changed hands, although $10,000 in cash was counted out in the presence of Miss Hardy before the final sale was agreed upon, police said. ADDITIONAL CHARGE Spencer said an additional charge of possession of stolen property is expected to be filed against Stone in connection with a .38 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver found in his possession at the time of his arrest. The revolver was reported stolen from a small gun shop n Cape Girardeau, Mo. Dec. 15, 1971. Police received a "hit" on the gun's serial number while checking with the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) in Washington, D.C, Spencer said that the marijuana, with a street v a 1 u e of hetwen $24,000 and $30,000 will be stored as evidence until after the five are brought to trial and then destroyed by the department. Learning How It Works Gov. Dale Bumpers, center, listens to an outline ef t h e role of mobile educational vans at Greenland Saturday. Bumpers, who is opposing Sen. J. W. Fulbright for the Democratic senatorial nom- ination, spoke briefly. Siory on page 2. (TIMESphoto liy Ken Good) Short Supply Of Canned Vegetables Seen WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government market experts say consumers will have no trouble finding relatively large supplies of meat at supermarkets next month but warn that a little searching will be needed to find canned vegetables and some olher food ilems. Generally, says the Agriculture Department, shoppers will have enough of most items to go around during May shopping trips. The preview of next month's grocery store situation was announced today in a "Food Marketing Alert" by the department. The brief report was confined only to what USDA experts see as tho food supply situation and did not include predictions on prices or over-all grocery costs. Agriculture Secretary F.arl L. Bulz told a news conference last week, however, that con- sumers already have seen two- Ihirds of this year's food price increase occur. Prices arc expected to go up "a bit more," he said, but not at the rate of recent months. Bulz said he thoughl an oar- lier prediction by his department that 1974 grocery store food prices most likely would go up 12 per cent from last year's average still was valid. The 1073 increase was 16 per cent from the- previous 12- month average. The alert report, distributed to large-volume food buyers such as hotels and restaurants, said beef and pork production in May is expected to exceed year earlier levels. Broiler chickens, turkeys and eggs also are expected lo be in larger supply. "Canned vegetable supplies stay well below normal." the report said. "Early March canners' stocks of snapbeans sweet corn and green peas. . were 9 per cent less t h a n year earlier. Frozen vege tables, while moving faster t h a n last yc-ar, are generally adequate." Potatoes, which h a v e soared to record prices the past sea son, will continue to be "lighter than normal" in store supplies the report said. Dairy products generally arc expected to be ample, but non fat dry milk may continue "fairly tight" next month, the report said. "Dry bean and spli pea sup plies, in general, are in adequate because of" strong de mand and less output in 197; than in 1072." the report said but added: "May supplies ol lentils for all uses are highcsl in four years for Ihc month." TIMESphcii by Ken G«od IMPOUNDED POT POSES STORAGE PROBLEM .. .Police Chief Hold's Spencer ponders where to store 100 pounds oj marijuana seized in evidence Miss UA 74 Is Selected M i s s Fenner Upchurch. daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Upchurch of 124 W. Prospect St., Fayetteville, was named Miss University of Arkansas in the annual contest held Sunday night at the Student Union ballroom. Kathy Smith of North Little Rock was first runner-up and Debbie Richison of Danville was second runner-up and Miss Congeniality. Thirten coeds competed for the title to succeed Miss Trophy English of North Little Rock. Miss Upchurch will represent the University in the Miss Arkansas pageant at Hot Springs this summer. Sharon Evans Bale, a former Miss Arkansas, was mistress of ceremonies at the pageant sponsored by Sigma Nu and Sigma Chi fraternities and cosponsored by the Mcllroy Bank. The Uarkettes provided musical e n t e r t a i n m e n t and the new Miss UA was crowned by the outgoing tillist. O t h e r contestants were Margie Fontaine of Van Burcn, Terry Wilson of Osccola, Susan Freeman of Fayettcvillc, Jani Wcstbrnok of Hazcn, Brcnda Boring and Hazel S h a w of Tulsa, Terry Ward of Springdale. Jenny Huxtable of West Memphis. Palti Bell of Dallas, Tex., Nancy Jacob! of Fort Smith and Susan Watkins of Houston, Tex. GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger today resumed his appeal to Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko for Soviet cooperation in the drive to separate Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golan Heights. Talking in Kissinger's hotel suite, they also reviewed prospects for a treaty limiting missiles with independently targeted nuclear warheads. This evening Kissinger flics to Algeria to see President Houari Boujnedienne and lodge another plea for his help in In Fight Against Impeachment Nixon Schedules TV Address Tonight WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Nixon plans to take his case against Impeachment to the public with a prime lime n a t i o n a l l y televised address tonight, sources said. They said they expected N i x on lo make Ihc broadcast at !) p.m. EOT on n i l television and radio networks. But they said the time was subjecl lo change. The address will he keyed lo Nixon'n response to n House Judiciary Commillce subpoena for 42 presidential conversations w i t h one-time administration officials. The subpoena muat be answered by 10 a.m. Tuesday. Indications were thai Nixort would disclose he was ready to give the committee, which now is considering impeachment resolutions, n set of edited transcripts of Ihc conversations, ralher t h a n the tapes t h e m selves, Bui White House officinls continued lo refuse 'o say precisely whal would he given Ihc committee, or lo say whether Nixon would propose a method for Ihe conimitlco to verify n u - thcnllcity of Ihe transcripts. Nixon advisers, socking ways to emphasize what Ihcy described as the massive nature of tho response, were consid- ering Ihe possibility of s t a c k i n g the transcripts on I h c Presi- dcnl's desk d u r i n g the television address. As the week began, two lop Republicans said il would bo inadequate for Nixon to t u r n over transcripts but not subpoenaed tape recordings to the House .Judiciary Commillcv. T h a t view was taken by former Ally. Gen. Elliot I.. Richardson and Sen. .Jacob K. Javils. R-N.Y., in separate television interviews Sunday, Nixon spent much of Ihe weekend nt Ills Camp David, M d . , retreal, working on his response. Her hnd scheduled his return for today hul flew back unexpectedly by helicopter Sunday n i g h t . Sources at the While House began p u t t i n g out word Friday that the President m i g h t make a television address Monday night. The- subject is certain lo be Ihc e s c a l a t i n g demands for material from White House files. The commillcc has subpoenaed lapes of 42 presidential conversations and a response In due by 10 a.m. EDT Tuesday- In addition, a subpoena requested by special Watcrgalc prosecutor Leon Jaworski that demanded tapes and records of 61 presidential conversations calls for a response Thursday. Deputy Press Secretary Gerald I.. Warren said that "we have every intention" of meeting the Tuesday deadline for an answer to the House cornmillec subpoena. Richardson said supplying the t r a n s c r i p t s of Ihe tapes woulc' not meet Ihc order of the committee's subpoena. He also said that "the case Is close," about w h e t h e r there was s u f - f i c i e n t evidence to prove Nixon had committed an Indictable of- f;nse. To End Middle East Fighting Kissinger Renews Appeal For Soviet Aid persuading Syria to agree to a disengagement. Kissinger and Gromyko met for nearly two hours Sunday night immediately after the American secretary arrived from Washington en route lo the Middle East for his fifth peace mission there. Senior American officials said Kissinger understood the Kremlin's political need for a "visible position of influence" in the ' drive toward a settlement of the Arab-Israeli conflict. But they said he felt Ihe Russians must be made aware NEWS BRIEFS Pistol Match Set Members of the Northwest Arkansas Peace Officers Association will be hosts at a shooting match May 21 at the Peace Officers building e.ist of Rogers. T e a m s a n d individual shooters from the Slate Police as well as area law enforcement officers will participate. Trophies will he awarded to first and second p l n c e teams given to the two w o r s t a n d first, second a n d t h i r d place individual* T r o p h i e s will also b e shooters. The worst shooter's trophy will read "I Tried'' and the second worst will receive a trophy which reads, "I need practice." Driver Injured A 19-year-old Rogers youth, en route to his army base at Ft. Sill, Okla.. is in good condition at Washington Regional Medical Center today following a one-car accident Sunday. State Trooper Charles Brooks said John Craig drove his vehicle Into a ditch alongside Hwy. 71 south of Brentwood about 9:20 p.m. Guerrilla Captured BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Police recaptured n top Irish Republican Army guerrilla late Sunday just two weeks a f t e r he escaped from prison by taking the place of n paroled prisoner. Ivor Malachy Boll, described by the police as a leader of Belfast's IRA forces, was picked up at a house in the city. Bell, 37, escaped f r o m the Maze Prison in County Antrim by posing as another prisoner who had been given permission to leave the prison for a short lime to be mnrricd. Gambling Arrests NEW YORK TAP) -- Police say they have broken up a $189 million-a-year gambling ring with the arrests of 31 persons in coordinated raids on "wire rooms" throughout the city. "This was one of the largest gambling raids in recent years." a police spokesman said Sunday after teams of rackets agents raided 21 locations. Authorities said the operation took bets on horse races and other sports events and grossed more t h a n $518.000 daily, nearly one-fifth Itie $2.6 m i l l i o n in bets handled each day by the city's Offtrack Betting Corp. the of the consequences if peace effort is sabotaged. Official sources in Damascus said Gromyko is expected to visit Syria sometime this wnek, possibly coinciding with Kissinger's arriyad as the go-between in negotiations for a disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces on the Golan Heights. PURPOSE SECRET The purpose of Gromyko'a trip was not disclosed. But his visit reflects Moscow's eagerness not to leave a Middle East settlement entirely to Kissinger. U.S. officials stressed to newsmen aboard Kissinger's plane from Washington that the Israelis" and Syrians--and not the Soviets--hold the key to dls- cngagmenl. One high-ranking official suggested that the pur- den is on Israel to make "the first move" to bridge the gap between Syrian and Israeli proposals delivered lo Kissinger in Washington. He called the differences "very hard lo reconcile." Kissinger and Gromyko were also laking up their governments' differences in negotiations for pn agreement to l i m i t missiles with independently targeted nuclear warheads, lo get Ihc arms l i m i t a t i o n s talks moving again. McCloskey said the talk Sunday U . S . spokesman Robert McCloskey said the talk Sunday night touched on the European Security Conference and prospects for a 35-nalion East West summit, and todays longer meeting was expected to cover (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Poll Shows Congress Wins More Trust Than President PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -The latest G a l l u p Poll shows that those sampled think more of Congress than they do of President Nixon. But neither got very high m a r k s . The survey, conducted between April 12 and April 15, showed t h a t more of those queried approve of Congress t h a n approve of the President and that more disapprove of Nixon than disapprove of Congress. Thirty per cent of the I.fi21 persons interviewed said they approved of the way Congress was hnnriling its Job; '!7 per cent said they disapproved nnd 23 per cent were undecided. The President's performance, meanwhile, was approved by 25 per cent of those surveyed. That matched his previous low point. Sixty-lwo per cent disapproved of Nixon's performance while 13 per cent had no opinion. In Ihc most recent poll of Nixon alone, 27 per cent expressed approval of his performance. In the latest poll, those surveyed were asked: 'Do you ap* prove or disapprove of the way. the United Stales Congress is h a n d l i n g its job?" and "Do you approve or disapprove of tho way Nixon is handling his job as President?" Predictably, Republicans and independents were morn c r i t i cal of the Democratic controlled Congress t h a n Democrats. And more Republican* approved of Nixon's performance t h a n Democrats and independents. But DemocraU were u p l i t 011 their opinions of Congress, with 38 per cent approving, 3B por cent disapproving and 24 per cent offering no opinion, Fifty-lhrcc per cent of fin- publicans surveyed said tli^y approved of Nlxon'n conduct in office while 33 per cent disapproved nnd 14 por cent offered no opinion. Among Democrats, 11 por cent npprwcd, 7H per cent disapproved and 11 per ferit offered no opinion.

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