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INSIDE- Eclilorial 4 For Women .- 5 Sports 13-U Classified 29-31 Amusements 38 Comics 30 114th YEAR-NUMBER 303 Jlortfanegt The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1, 1974 LOCAL FOtECAST- Considerable cloudiness «nd mild with chance ot showers and thundcrshowers ending Thursday. Cloudiness decreasing and mild temperatures on Thursday. Overnight low 53. Low tonight n e a r 60. High Thursday upper 70s. Sunset today 8:W. Sunrise Thursday 6:23. Weather map on page 20. . PACES-TEN CENTS Waiting For Copies Copies of the t r a n s c r i p t of ihe While House lanes were handed ou( Id newsmen Tuts- ilay- This crowd of reporters wait mi LSI do the White House Press Office as one of Mi e Ihick volumes is passed over their heads. CAP Wircphoto) Investigators Meet Tonight Nixon Looks To People For Vindication WASHINGTON (AP) - President Nixon is looking io ihe American people lor vindication in Watergate, while House impoaclrmcnt investigators meet tonight to decide their next move in the quest for White House evidence. A majority of the House Judiciary Committee evidently was dissatisfied with llifi edited While Itousu transcripts the President delivered Tuesday in lien of tapes of 42 presidential conversations the committee hat! subpoenaed. The panel's Democratic majority planned to slop short of a demand for enforcement ".if the subpoena in favor nl seeking hi- partisan support for a statement d e c l a r i n g Nixon h:id failed lo comply with if. 11 was clear from the time Nixon disclosed his transcript plan Monday night t h a t Ihe support, lie sought was beyond the Capitol: t h a t bis goal was to persuade the American public that he had no advance knowledge of Ihe Watergate break-in or the cover-up and t h a t he was providing investigators witii the f u l l story of his role. For jiil the 1.30B blue-bound pnges of presidential transcripts, u n c e r t a i n t i e s remaii.od about what Ihe President, kncv and w h e n , and wliat ho :n- tended to l:o do.ic. It was, Nixon's lawyers and Ihe Fic-si- lcnt himself iind said, a !.· merit marked by a m b i g u i t i e s WOKDS SPOKKN Tlie words that were spoken created a p i c t u r e of a President f e e l i n g increasingly embattled and f r u s t r a t e d by a scamril the disclosure of which he cmi sidercd inevitable but which j( hoped to control. And they showed Nixon considering many alternative:,, eluding the payment of hush money lo Ihe original W.uer- gale conspirators The transcripts covered con- versa Lions between Sept. 15, 11172, and April 27, 1071 But the critical meeting, 1 ; were these: - Sept. 15, 1972, the day ;n- diclmcnis were returned in llie Watergate break-in case. iCixnr mot w i t h White House counsel John W. Dean I I I . later M 'M- come the President's t'hiof av- cuscr before Ihe Senate Water gale committee. Embargo Lifted WASHINGTON (AP) - Tin U.S. Postal Service today liflrc the C a n a d i a n mail embargo fo all provinces excepl Quebec The embargo was put into ef feel because of a s t r i k e by Ca n n c l i n n pnsla! workers. Tin P o H l n l Service said It expeclei further word on m a i l doslinet for Quebec by Friday. ·-March 17, Ifl'rt, the day the 'resident learned that monv icrs of the While House plumb* fs u n i t , set up to trace leaks f classified information, bad n£ineeved '.lie break-in a I the If ice of Daniel Kllsbcrg's psy- hlalrisl. --March 21, 1973. the day th President .said Dean first tol' him about the Watergate cover up. Numerous alternatives in eluding meeting demands fo hush money were considered b the President, Dean and Whit (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) RAIN MAY END BY THURSDAY y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Precipitation is expected to end in Arkansas Thursday. T h c National Weather .Service- forecast calls for n 11 m c r o u s showers and tluindershowcrs today and tonight with locally heavy r a i n f a l l amounts mainly in the south h a l f . The rain was expected to develop a.s a low pressure system moved n o r t h e a s t . The rain will cud Thursday as tlie low continues its north- cast movement. In addition, cloudiness will decrease, Three Held In Zebra Killings SAN FRANCISCO CAP) -- I'liree black men were arrested .nday in tlie Zebra street shoul- ,m;s in winch 12 whites have iicon m u r d e r e d and six others wounded in random a t t a c k s :ver six months, police said. Police said there were other suspects. Chief of Inspectors Charles Bart a said J.C. Simon, 2!), and I , r i r r y Green, 22, were arrested lit, a b o u t f a.m. in connection ivith the unprovoked attacks. They were booked on m u r d e r charges. Barea said a third m a n , wlioin he identified only as "Stallings," was nrrested shortly before (1 a.m. He gave no other details. Harca .said one of three is I so charged with k i d n a p i n g , but tie did not identify h i m . Karlier, r e f e r r i n g to Simon a n: I 0 reen, Ha rca s a i d : "They're charged with the so called Zebra murders and con spiracy tn commit murder. We are a n t i c i p a t i n g more arrests/ Nn i mediate details were given on how or where the rc.sls occurred. Lower Speed Limits Cut Road Deaths CHICAGO (AP) -- The Na liona! Safely Council says lowe speed limits figiu-erl sig nifieantly in a continuing rie dine in t r a f f i c deaths on Ih n a t i o n ' s highways durin March. Traffic deaths droppcil 25 pe cent in March, as (hey did i January and February afle highway speed limits wore \o\\ creri to to miles per hour t conserve gasoline because c .he energy crisis, Council Prei dent Vincent Tofany said Tue; day. About 3,200 persons died i March, compared with 4.300 i: March 1973, he said. In the firp hree months of 1974 there wor 1,920 fatalities, down from 11 880 l a s t year, he added. 'We think that lower d r i v t n speeds have been an imporlm factor in t h i s reduction," Tof; ny said. "We hope l h a t goveri nl authorities will cxnmir those factors carefully bofor any moves art? made to rais the speed limits." WOULD HE CUT Tofany said lhat if the Iron eops up for the rest of th year, t r a f f i c deaths would I reduced bv H.OOO persons froi last year's toll of So.fiflt*. Such reduction would place Ihe fata ity loll al the Iflfi3 level. Disabling injuries and t r a f f accident costs also decline sharply d u r i n g the first thre m o n t h s of 1974, he said. Tofany said there were aboi 320,000 disabling injuries in tr first throe months of 197-1, cor pared with -120,1100 in the san jjeriod last year. The cost t r a f f i c d e a t h s and injuries c: clined from $3.3 billion to $2 b i l l i o n , ho added. Tofany said ho fears t h a t the gasoline shortage ease public pressure m i g h t brin back higher .speed limils. White House Counsel Plans To Oppose Tape Subpoena Outlook Uncertain. On Disengagement Of Mideast Forces A L E X A N D R I A , Egypt A P ) | -- Secretary of Slate Henry A.: Kissinger's negotiations to sep- rate Israeli and Syrian troops re likely to lake longer than is successful Egyptian-Israeli h little diplomacy and the oul- ook is "very uncertain," says senior aide. There will be no dis- ngagement agreement for the Golan Heights unless both Syria nri Israel niako concessions, he American official said. He aid Israel will have to make he first compromise move be- ause it is Israel's army that is n the other country's territory ,nd must withdraw. But he added that Syria will lave to modify its inilial pro- iosa!s submitted to Kissinger i Washington on April 13. Kissinger arrived in Alexan- Iria Tuesday night to discuss he situation with his most en- busiastic supporter in the Arab vorld. President Anwar Sadat Egypt. He gels down to the lard bargaining on Thursday, vhcn he flies to Israel and Syra. The secretary's hopes "wi ilighlly raised" by his talks Monday and Tuesday in Algiers vith President Houari Boume- dicnne and with Soviet Foreign Minister A n d r e i A. G r o t n y k o in leneva, the senior American ouree reported. But Kissinger vill not begin lo be able, lo jaugo his chances of success mtil he reaches Israel, the aide i deled. HISKY FOR ISRAEL The source said an Israel withdrawal on the Syrian front would be "riskier" for Israel .ban was ils withdrawal from .he Suez Canal. But a deadlock would i)e even riskier, he sorted. · Unofficial reports hav'e said hat Israel is prepared 1 to re turn the 300-square-mile bulgt of Syrian territory which ^it cap lured in the October wn,r. Rut .he Israelis have said j-epenl- erlly that they would never give :ack the bulk of the ] Golan [loights territory captured in he 1967 war because , from -here Syrian artillery repeatedly shelled Israeli fishermen the Sea of Galilee and Israeli settlements in Northern Galilee. Syria has been reported prepared to accept Israeli withdrawal from tlie bulge as an inilial disengagement. But unof- f i c i a l reports say the Syrians also are insisting t h a t Israel ;ledge to give up all the Golan Heights and also return the city of Kuncitra, a mile west of the 1J1G7 cease-fire line, as part of "he i n i t i a l w i t h d r a w a l . Meanwhile. Kissinger and his wife got a warm welcome from :he Egyptians. "Hello. Henry." said President Sadat with a smile as the visitors stepped from tho helicopter that brought thorn to Manmoura Palace. ' 'You a ro a mong 1 Icnry's "amily," the president told Mrs. Kissinger. The Israeli cabinet met for 'our and a half hours Tuesday night to discuss the position it would take in the engagement negotiations. The (CONTimrED ON PAGE TWO) Grocery Bills Down Slightly During April By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The family grocery bil dropped slightly during* April the secotul straight month of decline, an Associated Press inarkelbaskel survey shows. The pattern was the same as the one in March: Sales on meat and eggs offset steadil rising prices on items like sug ar and milk. The AP checked the price o 15 food and non-food items in 13 cilies on March 1, 1973, and ha. rechccked at the beginning o each succeeding month, iisinj standard brands and sizes 01 their nearest equivalents. Item! not available on one of lh check dales were not includec in tlie markctbasket total. The latest check showed ihi marketbaskel total declined ii eight cities during April, dowi an average of 3 per cent. I went up in the remaining fivi cities, generally about 1 pc cent. The m a r k e t h a s k e t t o t n wenl down in nine cities din March. ABOVE Even with Ihe decreases, gro eery bills remained well abov the levels of March 197,1. Thi rnarkclbaskel bill was higher ii every one of the cilies on Ma- 1, 197'!, than it was 14 month earlier. The average incrcas' was 1,1 per cent. Sugar, which has been r i s i n j since late last year because r, ncreased world demand an owcr .supplies, went up agair The average price of a five oimd sack of .sugar at tin start of May was $1.23. up 5 pe cent from the SI.17 price las honth and up 81 per cent from he 68-ccnt price on March 1 1973, Eggs were down and in scvc ci lies n (i m ed i u m egg cost less than they did o March 1. 1973. The" price de clined d u r i n g April in ever city but Philadelphia, with, a average drop of 18 per cent ?ork chops also declined seven cities, down an averag of )7 per cenl. The Agriculture Deparlmen las predicted lhat grocer iriccs will rise 12 per cent thi year, 4 per cent less than las /ear's Ifi per cent boost. Agr culture Secretary Earl L. But las said about two thirds of th ncrease already lias occurred Rates Boosted NEW YORK ( A P ) -- Major commercial banks across the country boosted their prime l e n d i n g rate to NBi per cen! from 10'A per cent today, as the move to raise the key inter csl rate spread throughout the b a n k i n g industry. The one-fourth percentage point increase in the prime, or m i n i m u m borrowing fee banks charge their most credit-worlh.\ corporate customers, means i' will cost business a to borrow. little more Nixon Restraint Warning Issued On. Inflation. WASHINGTON' (AP) Americans will demand new price controls if the country's high inflation r a t e isn't held in check. President Nixon has warned business leaders. He said the ending of Ins widely discredited controls pro- g i a m Tuesday creates a "great responsibility" for holh business and labor leaders to use restraint in setting future wages and prices. "If the fires of inflation continue b u r n i n g too strongly, the demand for controls will com'.- up again." Nixon toid 3,200. businessmen and their wives at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce banquet Tuesday night- The- President, \vlip did not mention Watergate in his 25- m i n t i t c speech, was applauded w a r m l y a n d enthusiastically. His w i f e , Pal, was by his side. N i x o n revealed he will announced next week new measure's intended to help Ihc .slumping housing i n d u s t r y , w h i c h he said is nnc of tho few areas of the economy w h e r e "tho government can play a significant role/' But he said lie preferred t h a t government policies lo control inflation be confined to responsible fiscal and monetary pol- ics. "The major answer to in- f l a t i o n is more production," he added. Rut even as t h e President was u r g i n g restraint in f u t u r e price increases, the n a t i o n ' s largest steel company, U.S. Steel Corp., said it will have to increase prices despite an fin per cent increase in profils in the first q u a r t e r of 1371. Kdgar H. Spcer, U.S. Steel c h a i r m a n , said the incrt-ases w i l l he necessary to f i n a n c e fut u r e expansion. He cited prcs- sures from rising costs of ra\\ materials and the cost of the new wage agreement. Wage and price- controls ex pircd at midnight Tuesday for a!l except the oil i n d u s t r y . Meanwhile, aboui 1.2 million workers arc due for immediate pay hikes of up to $ l f a week u n d e r the new m i n i m u m wage law that lakes e f f e c t today moving the h o u r l y rale to 52.30 over the next two years. Into The Attic Faycttcville fireman Marion Doss eases his way into the atlic at fhe home nf Delbcrt Gibson, 525 SeUe Drive lo check on (be posihilify of fire damage there. The lire damaged a closet, hallway and portion of one bedroom. An overheated electric iron in Ihft closet was given as {he cause of tho lire. (TIMES- pliolo by Ken Gooil) Neighborhood School Park Construction Vandalized Vandalism at construction sites of the neighborhood school pa r k s has ca u sod d n in age amounting to almost S3,QUO Gilford Heckathorn of Hecka- t h o r n Construction Co., contractor for the project, said today. "f can't believe we're constructing something t h a t nice (the new park system including pavilions and ball parks) and ihey just won't give- a guy a chance to get it up," said Heckathorn. Heckalhorn said that he i s n ' t the tvpe to c o m p l a i n , but t h a t the situation at Ll?e park sites has gotten out of control. On one weekend for example, he said someone- took rocks anil broke out all of the instruments and gauges of a bulldo/er at B u t t e r f i e l d School with damages amounting to $600 and Tax Reform WASHINGTON (AP) -- A f t e r voting lo revise oil taxes, the House Ways and Means Committee is turning to general lax reform hut a personal income tax cut is not ;m the panel's present list for possible a c - tion. The committee was ready to start work today on n sweeping scries of items ranging from cutting Social Security taxes lo reviewing tax shelters and tax treatment of capital gains, a from tax provisions for single people and married couples to tax simplification involving itemized deductions. NEWS BRIEFS Prices Decline WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture D e p a r t m e n t says prices of raw f a r m products declined 6 per cent from mid- March (ct mid-April, continuing dropoff t h a i began six weeks ago. However, USDA f i g u r e s released Tuesday also showed that the prices received by f a r m e r s in mid-April averaged 17 per cent higher t h a n the year before. j Go On Strike SAN FRANCISCO (AP) --! West Coast dock workers from San Diego lo Seattle went on strike today for a cost-of-lsving wage hike. The walkout by 12,000 workers was confirmed by the International Longshoremen's and Warehousemen's Union Local 10 in San Francisco. Holds Steady NKW YORK (AP) -- Stock prices held steady today in Ihe face of rising interest rates and the end of price controls. The Dow Jnno.s average of 30 industrials, down Fractionally it e a r l y trading, stood at 838.70 up 1.95 at noon, and advances held a smalt lead over declines on the New York Slock Kschange. Exchange Fire Syrian and Israeli gunners t r a d e d a r t i l l e r y barrages alonji, the entire length of the '10-mile Golan Ilcigtils f r o n t t o d a y , tho eve of Secretary of State Ifenr.s A. Kissinger's f i f t h peace mis sion lo the Middle Kasl. The Israeli m i l i t a r y corn mand reported three Israeli so] diers were wounded in the shelling, b r i n g i n g Israel's casn ally loll in tho 51 days of fight ing on the front to -lit dead arui 10.3 wounded. Bank Plants Trees fn an effort lo help resolve Ihe beauty of College Avenue rst N a t i o n a l Rank has plantei pin oak treo in the center of ihe green mall in f r o n t ol the Kvelyn Hills Branch Bank. Vice Presidents Dan Rp pcrly, Keith Kobbins a n tl Warren I.angham assisted ir the p l a n t i n g ceremonies as par of (lie bank's effort lo help the city in ihe b e a u t i f i c a t i o n of Ihi arco. Trees h a v e also been planlec near (ho Dickson Street branch hank. u n t i par Issued By Watergate Prosecutor a delay in construction epciirs can be made. Vqndalism to the ball UK! concession stand at Asbel School lists . been continuou ] c e construction .started Heckathorn said. All of thi vindows at the concession statu vere broken with paint throw; over (he inside a n d rcm n a n t s of a beer party struni bout-the inside. At the Root School pavilioi ;onstruction site, someone on ; notorcycle left wheel marks ii i concrete slab which had no 'ct hardened. In addition, 2 ;acks of concrete from Ron uid B u t t e r f i e l d schools ha een stolen or ruined by per · o n s slitting the leckalhorn ^"i Approximately $150 worth of cone r de blocks for a pavilion t Root School were broken vhcn thrown off a bank south f the school about a month igo. Heckathorn added lhat lappy Hollow School has also jcen the scene of broken concrete blocks. Another common practice nf ·andals has been to put sand n the gas t a n k s of the construction machinery. At Jefferson School park r a n d a l i s m has been l i m i t e d . And there have been no cases ·f v a n d a l i s m at Rates School, iccordhiR In Heckatborn, City police are patrol ing the school areas and Heckathorn es Iho pa rents of chi Id rcn vho live in those areas to warn h e i r children not to play iround the construction sites md m a c h i n e r y . WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Nixon's chief Watergate? awycr said torlay lie w i l l move o quash a subpoena by special trosecutor Leon Jaworski for iddilional White House tapes. And he declined to say whether he President would abide by an adverse Supreme Court decision should the legal battle go hat far, James D. St. Clair, Wbite louse special counsel, told a group of newsmen he will op- lose the Jaworski subpoena vhich calls on Nixon Lo supply y T h u r s d a y tapes and documents relating lo 54 private conversations, on two grounds: 1 -- Jaworski already ha 3 imple malcrlal to c a r r y out the irosecutEon of persons already ndtcled in connection with the Watergate scandal. 2 -- Material that might aid .he defendants in protecting .heir rights is contained in the massive volume of edited tape .runscripts Nixon made public Tuesday, and all other exculpatory material is being provided lo the defendants.-as it is discovered at the White House. LEGAL BATTLE The attorney's plan to seek Ihe quashing of the Jaworski subpoena could lead to a legal court battle over access to Ilia lapcs such as the one lhat led to the firing last October of Archibald Cox, the original Watergate special prosecutor. In the a u t u m n case, a U.S. District Court judge and a U.S. · Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled t h a t Nixon bad to surrender the tapc^, which he eventually did without carrying hi3 case to the Supreme Court. St. Clair was asked if Nixon would abide by a Supreme Court- ruling, should the .battle with Jaworski go thai far and lead to an adverse opinion. He said he had not discussed lhat possibility with Nixon and declared, "I wouldn't w a n t to comment one way or another." St. Clair also disclosed t h a t (he House Judiciary Committee staff is seeking tapes of 141 or 142 a d d i t i o n a l presidential conversations, beyond those unveiled Tuesday in edited form. He expressed hope t h a t the committee would evaluate the 1.200-plus pages of edited transcripts provided already by Nixon and dc-citle not to press the matter. Since the additional requests are understood to deal princi- p a l l y with controversies dealing with milk producers and the Int e r n a t i o n a l Telephone and Telc 1 graph Corp.. St. Clair was asked if he was suggesting that Hit Judiciary Committee, in its impeachment i n q u i r y , should 'forget about milk and ITT." "Based on what f know about it," St. Clair said, "the a n s w e r is yes." He said he had seen no basis fur any charges against N i x o n in those matters. LOXO DISCUSSION A reporter noted t h a t one of the transcripts made public Tuesday indicated lengthy discussion by Nixon and his former counsel John W. Dean III, a b o u t a b l a c k m a i l e f f o r t by one of the original Watergate defendants. Asked if he thought it (CONTINUED OX PAGE TWO) Detroit Trio Planning Trek By Horseback Into Colorado \ O R T H V I L L K . M i c h . (AP) -- "Looking for anyone i n t e r - ested in going out west on horseback.'' read Tom Larson's novr'spnper ad. "My freaky unorthodox f r i e n d s are not up to it." Larson didn't get many replies to the recent ad. but Dennis and Linda P r r l m n n of nearby Farminglon Hills jumped nl the chance. The Ihrce plan to begin their journey from H a n n i b a l , Mo., and head for Colorado. From there, they say they'll play it by ear "We're going to be free spirits." said quarterhorse at a r i d i n g stable t h i s Detroit suburb. "And we're looking for a new l i f e style." A self-employed mover from Livonia, Mich., Larson said he decided to make the Irek after t a k i n g a critical look at his life a few months ago. "[ felt it was slipping away and I was getting nowhere." he said. "I had thought about riding west hcforo. but it seemed l i k e an impossible dream. Then I just decided to do it." Ihe 2,1-year-old Lar.sen Tuesday, s i t t i n g atop his The Pertmans already have sold t h e i r hnuse, furniture, car and motorcycle--and Friday they will rjuit their jobs, he as upholsterer and she as a kennel helper. Mrs, Perhnan, 19. said her parents thought she w a j "nuts." l.arsen said lie h a d n ' t even told his. The group plans to pack its few remaining belongings i n t o saddlebags Kriday. load into a horse transporter with their t h r e e horses, a cat and a preg- n a n t dog and head for Hannibal. "We picked t h a t place because it was M a r k Twain's old stomping ground and it seemed ' [· a good place lo start,'' Larsen said They expect (o leave H a n n i b al next Wednesday to begin their journey across n o r t h e r n Missouri, northern Kansas ami i n t o Colorado. "We'll ho taking an isolated route," 1,-irsen said. "We want to t a k e the back trails and stay away from all urban centers. That's what it's all about. They said they would buy food along Ihe way, cooking over campfires.

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