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Protesting Imprisonment It Was Hot Ann Spitz makes the m o s t of New York Ciiy's hottest day this year as she basks In (he son at Central Park. Before the day ended, t h e temperature soared (o 89-degrees and broke all records for an April 29. (AP Wire- photo) iBMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiMiiiii Today In History Today is Wednesday, May 1, the 121st dav of 1974. There are 244 days left in the year. Today's highlight in history: On this date in 1898, American forces under Admiral George Dewey destroyed a Spanish felet in Manila Bay. On this date: In 1522, England declared war on France and Scotland. In 1847, the cornerstone for the Smithsonian Institution was laid in Washington. In 1931. the E m p i r e State Building, then the tallest in the world, was dedicated in New York. In 1935, Ethiopia's Emperor tiaile Selassie fled from Addis Ahba as Ilalian forces pushet toward Ihe capital. In 1942, in World War 11. the U.S. War Production Board re stricted the production of cream. In 1945. the German radio an nounced the death of Adolf Hit ler. In 1962, the first political hi jacking of an Amercian airline: to Cuba took place. Ten years ago: Soviet Pre mier Nikita Khrushchev warn ed at at a May Day parade i Moscow that U.S. policies to ward Cuba could drag thi world into what he called thi abyss of another world war. Buddhist Monks Protest Imprisonment By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Religion Writer NEW YORK (AP) -- "Our in- ention." vowed the imprisoned iuddhist monks in South Viet- .am, "is to continue fasting nti praying in silence until the ;overnment frees us so we can eturn to our monasteries, pa- ;odas and institutes." There was conflict --between *aigon government and reli- ious sources -- over whether iat fast was continuing, as iledged 55 days ago "in hom- .ge lo our Lord and teacher the nlightened Sakya Muni." But in any case, the fate of more than 300 monks in Sai;on's Chi.Hoa prison remained mcertain, At least one has lied, according to a religious ;roup here in touch with South Vietnam Buddhist representa- ves. It also says Budohist leaders, newsmen and at one point lelegation ol Vietnamese sena- ors. have been refused contact with the imprisoned monks. "In the name of God. we pro test the imprisonment of these peaceful men." says a state ment here by IS top Protestant, Jewish and Roman Catholic .cadcrs. Also, officials of the National Council of Churches have pro- icslcd the jailings, saying the Saigon government is "making a travesty of freedom of speech and religion" for which American forces fought. The monks, whose vows commit them tn refusing violence -o any living being, are accuser of insubordination and refusing military service. In Saigon ;cvernment spokesman Bu Bao True says their fast enctet 'a long time ago." However, this is "contrary to what we've heard directly from Buddhist leaders whose monks are in prison," said James For est. publications director of thi Fellowship of Reconciliation, an interfaith pacifist organization here. "There has been some evi dence the government is force feeding the monks, although we don't know for sure," he sairl This can be done either in trayenously with glucose am saline water or by gastric tube carrying a high protein mixturi -- eggs, milk and vitamins -to the stomach. "We know that one has diei and that a person can't livi much more than five or six weeks on just water," says 'homas C. Cornell, program di- ector of the 60-year-old fellow- hip, which includes 23,400 U.S. nembers. It says it keeps in regular ontact by telephone with the ituation'through the Vietnam- se Buddhist Peace Delegation n Paris, France, which gets its eports from Buddhist leader Thich Phap Lan in Saigon, ead of-a committee for release f the prisoners. However. Forest said only cant Â· information can he oh aincd about the monks, most f it from relatives who some- imes are allowed lo visit the rison. "Occasionally, relatives ire arrestetd. so most are fraid to go." he said. He said the mother of one nonk, Thich Manguyen Van ~ went to the prison April o take him a parcel, and was presented with his death certificate. The protest fast was started group, the United Church, with more Bud than The imprisoned monks belong (o Soulh Vietnam's largest Buddhist cihist 10 million adherents, However, it has been ilvnicd government recognition since 19CG because of .its peace advocacy. The government claims its lonks are not "genuine monks" -- in line w i t h government denial of legal recognition. The Thieu regime recognizes the National Buddhist Religious Society, a smaller body of about 10.000. which supports government policies. March monks March 5 by then 300 On another 142 monks a reported in prison. Lake Bid Awarded LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Con Ark Builders Inc. of Conway submitted the apparent low bid of $1.6 (m) million Tuesday for construction of a lodge on DeGray Lake reservoir n Arkadelphia. The bids \vi received by the state Parks, First Quarter Series E Sales Mosl Since '45 Scries B Savings Bond sales of $2,627,725 during March 1974 vore llic best since 1950, JharJos D. Maynard. Stiile Chairman f r o the program miounced today. Total sates of E and H U.S. avings Bonds For tho month vcre slightly above those in 973 and the total of $9,112.50(1 'or tho first quarter was 8.3 per cent higher, for 29.3 per cent of Ihe annual goal of $31.1 nillion for Arkansas. Nationally. the American coplc have bought more Series 5 Bonds in the first quarter 3f 197-1 than iit any quarter nee Ihe War Loans of 19-15. New purchases during March of E and H Bonds were $587 and Tourism De- The 96 room lodge connected with An Quang pa- joda south of Saigon were arrested, charged with refusing military induction -- "draft dodging." Father Cahn Tin. a Catholic militant priest in Saigon con- icrned with the matter, said about 340 monks still are in irison. He says the fast lasted about a week. However, on March 22 -- 17 days after the fast began -- a Saigon newspaper Dien-Tin (Telegram) quoted government press spokesman Bui Bao True as saying: "There is no fast. They have only temporarily stopped eating although the Republic of Vietnam continues to bring them plenty of food." Recreation partment. will be constructed on an island near the edge of the reservoir. It will have a swimming poo! and a 250-seat dining room with limited meeting facilities. Construction is scheduled to begin in May and should be finished by mid-1975. New Station Air Force Technical Sergeant erry A. Sanders, son of Air. nd Mrs. Ted J. Sanders of 704 awndalc Drive. Springdale, arrived for duty at Wil ams Air Force Base, Arizona. Sanders is a 1055 graduate ' Huntsville High School. Wrong Girl Last year's Miss University of Arkansas, Trudy English of North Little Rock, was succeeded by Fenner Unchurch, of Fayetteville in the annual pageant Sunday at the student union ballroom. The TIMES had incorrectly identified Miss English in Monday's edition. LAUIft BAG STfUID lPRinG SPECIALS Of BETTER VALUES FOR 56YEflRI! LflWA RAKE 99* Black SL Decker. HEDGE TRimmER TOM HEDGB M A JWY113*d biodo. Wrapoonl handle. mm. BAR-B-Q ATlTf BEST! portable kitchen Aluminum -GRILL LnnTERn World's noil populcr l *w nJ GfvÂ« W while flood lighting filling. iT-(Â» $ 15 fURDITURC jgfUAi*_ CHAISE LOUDGE cc.do web lUapj, Â· Â· # 5-positiorv adjuil able bock. Â«?u STRIIICCRS UK YEST FOLDIAC BCD Odor, inMew 1 bocferia tewlonl nxOr gbt folding fr THEM PRICES GOOD AT All OTASCO STOMS SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SQUARE FayettcrUle, Ark.--Phone 442-7MI Northwen Arkoma, TIMES, WÂ«d., May T, 1974 Â· rAVITTIVILLC, ARKANtAK million, with total of $1.875,000.000 for three months, 7 ; 1 per cent above a year ago. ^ash value of Bonds oulslancl- ing on March 31 exceeded $01 lillion for Ihe first time; foldings of these and Freedom Shares reached a new peak of $61.5 billion. Washington County Savings Bonds Chairman Rohcrt Moore, reported sales of $8(5,906 during March, $312,158 for Ihe first quarter, for 3-1.6 per cent of the county's annual goal. Sales for the first quarter a year ago were S292,(iB8. Ellis Shelton, chairman of , District 1, which includes Washington county, reported sates of 5262,337 for March; and $897.870 for the quarter. district for the first The TIMES Is On Top of The News Seven Days a Weekl Sharp Increase Shown In Union Oil Company Profits By THE ASSOCIATED PRKSS Union Oil Co. of California has announced record first- quarter 1974 profits of $72.9(5 million, compared with $38.25 million for the same period a year ago. Fred Hartley, Union's presi- tent, told stockholders Monday in l.os Angeles that per share profits rose from SI.14 during ;he first three months of 1973 to $2.35 this year. He said increased crude oil irices, increased chemical sales and government-approved oil price hikes were some of the factors contributing to a revenue increase from $634.75 million lo .$987.14 million. Hartley said the firm's capita] budget (his year would rise by $100 million to $490 million, the Oil Meanwhile, board chairman Chicago, of Gulf Corp. said it will be a "long, hard road" to restore confidence in American oil companies. B.R. Dorsey lold Ihe American Power Conference that evenls of (he last several months have provoked "a very personal reaction for many people, frustration at the scrv- public con- ice slalion level." "Unfortunately, ment. We've had to buy .expensive foreign oil and pass the increased costs lo the consumer." ; He said Gulf plans to bolster its position in Ihe coal, oil shale intl nuclear industries to aid President Nixon's announced ;pal of independence from for- Â·ign fuels by the 1980s. lint he said lliese aclions will take from II) to 15 years if a real dent in the energy shortage is to bo made. Permit Denied SPOKANE, Wash. 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