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INSIDE- Editorial 4 For women 6 Sports 9-10-11 Amusemenls ......... 12 Comics 13 Classified 14-15-16-17 II 4th YEAR-NUMBER 305 J2ort1)tucst The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1974 Cuncs tOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy and c o o l e r through Saturday. Low l a s t night 61. Lows tonight n e a r 50s. Highs Saturday in t h e low 70s. Sunset today 8:05; sunrrse Saturday 6:21. Weather map on page 3. PAGES-TEN CENTS Judiciary Committee Clears Way For Crucial Phase Of Hearings Production Speedup Rogers C. B. Morton, interior secretary, said Thursday after touring .offshore production facilities near New Orleans, (hat the administration huues to step up production f r o m offshore oil and gas w e l l s hy helping the industry beat manpower anil steel shortages and environmental delays. The policy is part of a drive to make the U.S. self-sufficient in energy. (AP Wirc- pholo) Four Zebra Murder Suspects Freed For Lack 01 Evidence SAN FRANCISCO CAP) --! FOUL- of seven men arrested in connection with a wave of "Zebra" murders here have been freed for lack of evidence, police say, Police Sgt William Kciirny identifier) those ITCCC! Thursday nigliL is Thomas Itfamiey, 31, ii star football player at San Francisco State University in the early 1960s; Clarence Ja- nicrson. 37; I)wight Slnllings, 28; and Edgar Burton. 22. They had been booked for investigation of conspiracy to commit murder. Kearny said the four were released because it became evident "during the course of the mvcsLigat.ion that no further procedures against them arc feasible at this lime." He said Chief of Inspectors Charles Harca planned a news conference on the matter today. T H R E E OTHERS BnL formal murder and oilier charges had been filed against the three oilier men still in custody--Larry C. Green. 22; J.C. Simon, '29; and Manuel Moore 20, police siiid. They arc to appear Monday before a county grand jury. The new developments were disclosed as Mayor Joseph I, Alioto was en route to Washington, D.C. to consult with U.S. Ally. Gen. William R. Saxhe on his theory that an organization ca 11 crl " Dca th An gels'' wa s linked to some 80 killings C a l i f o r n i a . Alioto says those BO killings include 12 murders in a six month period here in a case Youth Hit By Cor SPRINGDALF, A seven year-old boy who darted across the street into the pain of ai oncoming car Thursday after noon was treated and rclcascc at S p r i n g d a 1 e Memorm Hospital. Calvin E. Moss, 7, told ]X]Ecc he was r u n n i n g across Qua ml Avenue to hce Elemcntar; School. He was struck by a ca driven by John E, Middle ton 67, of Rogers. Mitltllelon tol police he was traveling abon 20 miles per hour when 111 Child darted from behind ; parked car. Francisco police have ode-named "Zebra 1 ' after ommuniciations channel. Six tlier persons who were wound- d were white. They were sliol .own in apparent unprovoked ttacks by young blacks, police ay. Green was charged in con- icction with a case not listed y police as part of tho "Ze{CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Agreement In Mideast Said Shaping Up DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A senior American official said today he "can see the shape of agreement" on disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces on the Golan Heights. He spoke as Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger arrived here after 10 more hours of talks in Jerusalem. The official told newsmen on Kissinger's plane the secretary was trying to apply the principles of the Suez Canal disengagement to the Golan front. But he conceded that Kissinger faced a much more difficult problem for several reasons, among them Israeli settlements the occupied area and higher degree of "emotionalism." The official denied any suggestion that Kissinger was trying to impose a plan of his own, and insisted the secretary was not carrying "even 10 per cent of a plan." But having talked with the Is raelis. he said. "We now have enough elements" to gain a de cision from the Svrians. MAIN POINTS The main points that have to be settled arc the positioning o disengagement lines on the Go Ian, setting up a buffer /one how it is to be manned and the fy Presidential Transcripts firepower that be per Amount Poses Question In W Cases Pending a decision by the? Arkansas Supreme Court on the cgality of the possession of less han an ounce of marijuana, several such cases in Wash- ngton County arc in limbo. The question became apparent in r e c e n t weeks when itdgcs in West Memphis and ^iltlc Rock ruled that it is not a crime in Arkansas to possess ess than ati ounce of m a r i j u a n a :hie to a "gap" created during .he revision of Arkansas drug .aws. Attorney General Jim Guy Tucker has askctl the Supreme Court for an opinion and has been promised a reply within ,he next 30 days. In the past, week at least 16 such cases h a v e Irccn nolle crossed in Washington County courts -- t h a t is, t h e charges are not being pressed, hut may be refilcd w i t h i n i year. WAIT AND* SBK Fayctteville assistant city attorney Truman Smith said he nolle prossed the misdemeanor cases in order lo wait and sec what the Supreme Court's decision is. Ten of the cases came up in Fayctteville Municipal Court Monday and another six were in county Juvenile Court Thursday, according to Smith, In at least one-of the juvenile (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) milted on the two sides of the line. Kissinger said in Jerusalen that he and the Israeli leaders had studied "in great detail al the considerations involved in a disengagement agreement,' and 'that he would do his bes "to present the ideas that have emerged out of these di cussion.s as honestly and clear ly as I can." Kissinger was due back in Je rusulem Saturday night to re sume negotiations with Premiei Golda Mcir and her top minis crs. He said lie would "return icrc with Hie Syrian ideas an ve will attempt to see if what ever differences exist can be nanagecl and dealt with." "We sock security and peace and not the imposition of th views of any party on any othe larty," Kissinger said, a d d i n his mission Is aimed a "promoting peace in the are; and ending the hostilities tha are now going on." AFTER CEASE-FIRE Kissinger met for eight hour with Israeli leaders Thursday and afterward Information Min i.sler Shimon Peres said "mear ingful and worthwhile" negotia lions with Syria can only occu after a ceiisc-fire in the arti' lory and air war t h a t thci forces have boon waging fo nearly two months. "We believe the negotiation would work best if there was n pressure by either s i d e , particularly if military action wcer stopped," Peres tot newsmen. Mills Doesn't Know WARWICK, R.I. (AP) Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark says lie docs not know ho President Nixon can stand th pressures for his resignation, "I know I couldn't," he sa Thursday night. Mills, who predicted la March [hat information abo the President's tax return woirld cause Nixon to resig spoke to a group of tax lawyei and accountants. Dean's Credibility Bolstered WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nking Republican and Demo- al on the Senate Watergate say presidential largely corroborate mmittee anscripts _ . e sworn testimony of John W. can III despite White House aims that he is a liar. I n separate statements, Kiirman Sam J. Ervin Jr.. D.C.. and Vice Chairman How rd H. Baker Jr.. R-Tenn., said hursday the transcripts tend bolster the credibility of ean, the former White House mnsel who became President ixon's chief accuser. At a Philadelphia news con- rence, Baker also said the ommittee's . f i n a l report may e delayed beyond the May 28 arget date because the tran- cripts have opened "new lines inquiry--including the search ir possible perjury by Nixon's ssociates at last summer's earings. In Washington, Ervin de cribed the transcripts as "re- vealing and astounding" and said they "very strongly corroborate" Dean's Watergate testimony. He contended the transcripts cast a different President's story light that he the told Dean it would be wrong to offer executive clemency to the Wat e r g a t e defendants. The White House said when it released the edited transcripts this week that they clearly showed Nixon's innocence of complicity in the Watergate break-in and cover-up. White House officials said the transcripts also branded Dean as a perjurer. Although Baker said a delay may be needed, Ervin said there are no plans to ask the Senate to extend the committee's mandate beyond May 28 to allow extra time for the panel's staff to work information from the White House transcripts into the final report. "Much of the testimony John Dean has been corrobo- 1 rated," Baker said, adding that le based his opinion on reading about half of the massive set of transcripts. He said any evidence of conflicting statements and apparent perjury would be given to Ihe Justice Department for possible prosecution. Baekr also advised the House Judiciary Committee now considering Nixon's possible impeachment to "keep its cool" in dealing with the White House. The White House transcript supports Dean's testimony that he told the President March 21, 1973. that Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt was demanding $120.000 to remain silent, and that Nixon told Dean it would be no problem to raise $1 million in cash for such purposes. Ervin noted that H.R. Haldeman, the former White House chief of staff, testified under oath he had listened to the tape of that meeting and that Nixon had said that while there would :e no problem in raising the money it would be "wrong" to do so. "The transcript puts that word, that quotation, somewhere else." Ervin said. "It has nothing to do with the payment of money," he said. "On the contrary, they were discsusing executive clemency and the transcript indicated the President said they couldn't grant it before the (1972) elections and that Mr. Dean said that it would be a very unwise policy to grant executive cle mency after the elections. "And that is when the Presl dent said, 'that would be wrong,"' Ervin told reporters He added: "That means, as '. construe it, that it would be po litically wrong. Not that there would be any immoral iniquity in it, but just politically wrong." iMiiiiiiiitiiiinnniiiinniiiiiiiniiiiiimiiiiiNttniiiiiNiiiiiiiiffliinii ARKANSAS DUE DRY WEEKEND The weekend should be a dry one for Arkansans. The National Weather forecast calls for partly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures Saturday. No rain of consequence is expected Saturday and showers are not expected to return to the state until Tuesday. However, the chance of thunderstorms today ranges from 20 per cent to 40 per cent. The chance of thunderstorms tonight is restricted to Ihe southeast portion of the state where the probability is ]0 per cent. iiinNiiiiMiiMiinniiiiiMiiiiiMiiiiiiiMiniiiiiiimiiMii Appeals Court Disbars Agnew ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -Calling Spiro T. Agnew morally obtuse the Maryland Court of Appeals has prohibited the for mer vice president from prac- .icing law. "It is difficult to feel com passion for an attorney who is ;o morally obtuse that he con ;ciously cheats for his own pecuniary gain that govern ment he has sworn to serve c o m p l e t e l y disregards the words of the oath he utteref when first admitted to the bar and absolutely fails to pcrceiv lis professional duty to act hon estly in all matters," the cour said. The state's highest court dis barrrd Agnew on Thursday b cause he pleaded no contes last October to a charge h evaded about J13.500 in federa taxes when he was governor o Maryland in 1967. Agnew was not a member o the federal bar, and his dis barment in Maryland prevent his practicing law elsewhere. The ruling affirmed a rccon 1 mendation in January by three-judge circuit court pane which heard the case brough against Agnew by the Marylan Bar Association. DIl l k In Blood, Money, Political Unrest Portugal Finds Empire Costly By WII.MAM I,. RYAN A News Analysis Portugal is finding out what France and other European nations learned a decade or more ago. Empire in the modern era costs more in money, blood arid political turmoil than the home front can afford to pay. The first act of ,1 f a m i l i a r post-World War II d r a m a lias just been played out in Lisbon, where a durable dictatorship has been overthrown because of persecuted are those factors. Forces long becoming legal and active. Po Htical prisoners arc being freed. Political exiles are welcomed home. Political parties are beginning to operate. All this probably will make the is- of colonialism t h a n ever. more divi- Portugal's new military rul- ers imply that they intend to prosecute the colonial wars in their vast African empire--Mozambique in the southeast and Portuguese Guinea and Angola in the west--white t r y i n g lo reach accomcxialion with the rebel forces. To the rebels, that suggests half-way freedom -- something the French, the Dutch and the Belgians couldn't make work. The cor.p in Portugal may encourage the rebels to more intensive effort on the assumption that t h e momentum now is in their favor. A similar situation in France brought Charles de Gaulle hack to power in 1958 after l h a t nation provided the prime example t of the unlenability of colonialism. SHI] staggering from the car nafie of World War II, France attempted fo reassert domination in Indochina, the Southeast Asian arm of the French Empire. She offered Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos autonomy in a French Union, but it was half freedom, and the rebel movements wouldn't buy it. Indochina bled France severely in manpower and money, contributing to the political and economic turmoil that brought ciown French governments almost weekly. The decisive defeat at Diein Bien Phu, 20 years ago this month, persuaded the French lo cut their and get out of Indochina. But the French still tried lo hold on to Algeria. Once again n guerrilla war had corrosive effects on the home front. It took n leader with overwhelming stature and flair for authoritarianism--De Gaulle--to set Algeria free de spile Ihe threat of civil war a home and then dismanlle Ir rest of France's huge Africa empire. Belgian and Dulch e: pericnccs were similar in man respects. The Netherlands wa expelled from the Dutch F.a: Indies after bloody Belgium was forced from her rich Congo. fightin^ to retir Britain also had to di member her mighty cmpir But the British moved out wit out fighting and left bchin painstakingly constructed bt reaucracies which could tal over administrative duties. All this makes it seem th; the era of colonialism at la has died. Portugal, oldest of th modern colonial powers, aflc 400 years is Ihe last lo try cling lo a hug* empire. Petersen Defends Role In Watergate Probe WASHINGTON (AP) -- As- stant Atty. Gen. Henry E. Persen angrily has defended his indling of the initial Water- dte investigation amid fresh oubts inspired by the White ouse transcripts. "I am not a whore," he bel- wed to reporters questioning m Thursday. "You newspaper people are disappointed that m not a whore! And you can fint that! I walked through a linefield and came out clean." His volatile temper calmed y the outburst, Petersen strug led against a confessed temp- ition to speak his mind about ic doubts raised by the White House-edited transcripts, which showed in more detail than ever his efforts to keep President Nixon informed about the early investigation. For 20 minutes, the urge to speak triumphed. The exchange took place when the reporters visited his office to request a full-fledged interview. Petersen, head of the Justice Department's criminal division, refused. NO-WIN SITUATION "I'm not going to talk about it. It's a no-win situation." he declared, explaining that he felt bound by judicial restraints imposed upon those involved in J 1 3 NEWS BRIEFS Train Derailed JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -- ighteen cars of a northbound otton Belt freight train de* ailed today inside the Fisher ity limits, about 30 miles south f Jonesboro. Officials said two cars con- aining methyl bromide and one containing benzine were mong those that overturned, lethyl bromide, a chemical, nd benzine, a petroleum de- ·ivative, are flammable. In Custody LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Roy Barnhill. 50. of Little Rock is in ustody today following a dis- urhance at his apartment bout 100 yards from the- Gov- ^rnor's Mansion. Police said Barnhill fired hots at policemen and a civil- an while resisting arrest for ibout two hours Thursday light. Barnhill was arrested when ic emerged from an apartment louse with a blanket over his lead. Two canisters of tear gas I'ere fired into the apartmenl he occupied on the first floor of he three-story house. Tentative Agreement WASHINGTON (AP) -- Com pany and union negotiators reached tentative agreement on a new contract for 16,500 ground employes of United Air Lines today, less than 10 hours Before a threatened walkou against the nation's largest air Mediator George arner. Federal Ives said the accord came after marathon bargaining that be gan Monday in the offices he National Mediation Board No details of the proposed set tlernent were given, pending ratification vote by the employ es. Biggest Operation DUBLIN (AP) -- Thousand of police raided hotels anc rooming houses across Ireland early today searching both fo gang that carried out a record $20.4 million art robbcrj and IRA terrorists. It was Ihe biggest security operation ever carried out ii Irdand, but results were no known. Authorities said the p r i m a r y o b j e c t i v e w a s informalio: about the art thieves, hut each policeman also was supplier with photographs of wantei members of the Irish Republi can Army. Charge Dismissed WASHINGTON (AP) -- U. S Mstrict Judge George L. Hart today dismissed a Water- ate perjury indictment against l e.xas lawyer Jake Jacobsen, ,'ho svas accused of lying about 10,000 allegedly earmarked for ormcr Treasury Secretary ohi\ B. Connally. Assistant Special Prosecutor ·idney Glazer said a new ictmcnt may be drawn up to emedy a technical defect cited y Hart in dismissing the origi- al indictment. Nixon Tour Set CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) -'resident Nixon is embarking n a two-stop tour of public appearances as part of his cam- laign to overcome the Water [ate scandal shadowing his ad ministration. The chief executive, who ha? ecri at his m o u n t a i n t o p retreal ince Wednesday evening, i; scheduled to depart today for D hoenix, Ariz. No Mudslinging BATESVILLE. A r k . (AP) -David II. Pryor. a gubernato rial hopeful, said here Thurs day that he hoped one day th political climate would be sue' [hat candidates wouldn't in dulge in name calling. lie said, however, that wasn't talking about his oppo ncnts in the governor's race [{o said he had hoped that oth candidates would avoi n a m e calling but "it's alrcad, started." Engine Damaged SPRINGDALE -- A Frisc Railroad switch engine wa severely damaged early toda when the machine's tractio motor overheated and ignitei the generator. The 200car t r a i n , passin through Springdale when th fire broke o u t , was stopped i East Robinson Avenue. Ai cording to the Springdale Fir Department, train engineer failed to put out the fire b themselves aiiu the fire depar ment was called. Engineers hart extinguishe an earlier fire on anothe engine on the railroad line that (our engines instead of th usual five were pulling the car President's Lawyer Gets Major Role WASHINGTON (AP) - Th» H o u s e Judiciary Committee, clearing Ihe way for the crucial jhase of Us impeachment inquiry, has given President Nixon's lawyer a major role in the procedings. Under mously rules approved unani' by t h e committee Thursday, White House lawyer. James St. Clair will be- able to question witnesses, raise objections and propose witnesses. The rules and the Democratic majority's support of them helped restore harmony in the committe-e after its party-line split Wednesday when Nixon was found in non - compliance with the committee's subpoena for Watergate tapes. Adoption of the rules marked the f i n a l step in the long preparation Tor receiving tvidenca that the committee has b e e n engaged since January. ic case. Nevertheless, he discussed ome limited aspects of the dis- osurcs contained in tran- cripts of tape-recorded While ouse conversations. They showed that Pclersen. ho headed the investigation efore appointment of a special rosecutor in May 1973, regu- arly informed Nixon about the rand jury proceedings. At times, he also advised the 'resident about ways to deal r ith the top White House aides implicated in the scandal. Sources told The Associated 'ress today that the original Watergate prosecutors stopped iving Petersen information for time because Polersen was nssing it on to the White House. SAID USED The sources emphasized that o one believed Petersen was a art of any conspiracy, but in- lead was being used by then- Vhite House Counsel John W. 3ean III, who they said appar- nlly passed the information on D potential Watergate defcnd- nts. During a conversation April 7. 1973, Petersen told the Pres- dent. "If I thought you were rying to protect somebody. I vould have walked out." Moments later, he said to Nixon. D a m n , 1 admire your trength, I tell you." That transcript also showed hat Petersen told of instructing is subordinates not to qucslior onvicted dirty trickster Donald legretti about the fund-raising activities of Nixon's persona" awyer. Herbert Kalmbach. As Peleirsen recounted it for 'ixon. he had told Ihe subordi nates, "We are investigating Watergate. We are not in ·estigating the whole damn realm of politics and I don' want you questioning him aboul he President's lawyer." Recalling it Thursday, Peter sen said that so far as he can ell. the transcripts nccurntcl (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Starting next week it will begin examining the information on which it will base a judgment as to whether Nixon should be impeached. The rules include a provision permitting hearings to be televised if the committee decides to open them to the publi Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., )-N.J,, said the first week of he hearings would be closed. FIRST RAYS Those first four or five days vill be taken up by a presenta- ion to the committee of the secret grand jury evidence rolat- to Nixon's role in the Wa- ergate cover-up and other in- "ormation covering a wide range of alleged presidential misconduct. The committee's ornate hearing room will be fitted out with electronic equipment to permit :he playing of tapes, so t h a t each of the 38 members has his own headset and set of transcripts. Although Nixon refused to five the committee the 42 tapes "i subpoenaed April 11, furnishing edited transcripts instead. he previously had turned over 19 tapes t h a t already had been ;ivcn j u r y . to the Watergate grand These include the con- Tpvcrsial March 21 tape ot \ T ixon's conversation with his 'ormer counsel, John W. Dean III. The role given to St, Clair makes it clear that he is subject to the control of the committee and has no independent right to be present. The House- Constitution gives the sole right of the impeachment, but historically counsel for the subject of the inquiry has been granted some opportunity to participate, DESIRES FAIRNESS Rep, Robert W. Kastenmeier, D-Wis., chairman of the subcommittee which drafted t h e ruti-s, said they were based on a desire to be fair to Nixon. Rep. Thomas F. Railsback, R- III., ranking Republican on the subcommittee, p r a i s e d t h e Democrats for their support, saying they had "leaned over backward" to assure St. Clair'3 participation. However, some Democrats said they felt the committee was being too generous. Rep. George E. Danielson, D-Calif., ED ON PAGE TWO Unemployment Rate Declines Slightly For Second Month WASHINGTON The nation's unemployment rate edged down from 5.1 per cent Lo 5 per cent of the work force April, the government said today. It was the second consecutive month t h a t Ihe unemployment rate had dropped. Labor Department analysts considered the two-month decline significant but said it was too early to determine whether it was the beginning of a trend. Unemployment jumped from a 3'/3-year low of 4.6 per cent in October to 5.2 per cent in January, reflecting the downturn in the economy and the spreading shortage. effects of the fuel It remained 5.2 per cent in February before dipping to 5.1 per cent in March. Despite the recent decline, (he Nixon administration has said it expects some increases in the unemployment rate later this year, particularly during the summer as more teen-agers enter the work force. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 4.5 million Americans were without jobs in April. That was about 200.000 fewer than in January ind February but still 430.000 higher than in October at the start of the oil embargo. Total employment stood at i5,8 million last month, about the same as in March. A f t e r rising rapidly during .he previous two years, employment has shown very little growth since October, reflecting the lack of growth of job* in the blue collar and service occuppitions, the government said. There also has been little growth in the civilian labor force, which was seasonably adjusted 90.3 million persons in April, about the same as in March. The labor force includes both employed and unemployed persons. The government said the recall of auto workers laid off the Arab oil embargo manufacturing employ- during helped men' to rebound in April. The transportation equipment industry added 60.000 workers to its payrolls last month following three months of heavy job losses. But In construction, there was a drop of 70,000 jobs,

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