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INSIDE- For women 3 Editorial -.- 4 Sports 5 Comics 8 Classified 910-11 Amusements 12 114th YEAR-NUMBER 306 Jlortfjtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1U.E, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 4, 1974 IOCAI FOUECAST- I'artly cloudy and c o o l e r tonight and Sunday with a slight chance of thunderstorms through tonight- law tonight in low 50s with a high Sunday in the mid 70s. High Friday 77: low last night; 60: sunset today 8:06; sunrise Sunday 6:00. Weather map on page 2. ·£12 PAGES-TEN CENTS Denies Any Wrongdoing Learning At EXPO '74 A group nf children gather around 'Mr. anil Mrs. Beetle' lo learn about insects a n d pesticides at an environmen- tal exhibit at the U.S. Pavilion at KXPO '74 in Spokane, Wash. The fair opens today. (AP Wircphoto) Fighting On Golan Heights Slowed By New Agreement ALEXANDRIA. Egypt (AP)| -- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger appears to have won nn agreement from -Syria and Israel to slow rtown the fighting in the Golan Heights, U.S. officials said today, But as Kissinger flew here from Darmascus to confer again with Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, these officials aboard the Kissinger plane said the two sides remain far apart on where to draw the disengagement lines. Kissinger called on Sadat, again seeking his influence with President Hafez Assad of Syria. Newsmen were told that wliile the Soviet Union is not obstructing a settlement there is no indication of it helping one along -- or that the Syrians are susceptible to Soviet pressures. Russian diplomats in Syria disclosed t h a t Soviet, Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko would arrive in Syria on S u n d a y to give the Soviet response to Kissinger's latest peace shuttle. iN'ewsmcn in Alexandria were told that Israel and Syria are now within "negotiating range" of cacli other on almost all is sues. BUFFKK ZONK This includes the creation ol a buffer zone, its being manned by a United Nations force, the "thinning out" of armor bchinc the disengagement lines and an exchange of prisoners, olficialr said. The U.S. officials, uimamet under briefing rules, said thai some progress has been made toward Ihe cease-fire which Is racl has insisted is a pro requisite to subslanlalive tiego tiations. These officials said thcj would not lie surprised if re straint in the f i g h t i n g becomes evident. However, Israel said toda. ils warplancs slrafed Aral guerrilla concentrations on tin slopes of Ml. Herman and Syrir reported tank and artillery bat ties all along the heights. It was the 5-Hh straight day of lighting on the Golan front. In A l e x a n d r i a , f o u r Sovicl made helicopters ferried Kis singer and his entourage to Sa dal's seaside retreat. Saela greeted Kissinger with a war, embrace. Kissinger will fly to Israe late today to brief Prime Minis ter Golda Mcir and other mini? CAT TUMBLES, BREAKS RECORD HONOLULU (AP) -- A sb monlh-old cat named Misto fo 16 stories recently -- and on' broke a record. Misto fell from the IfUh stor balcony of his owner's a p a r ment to a third-floor balcon April 19. He landed in a sma tret- which broke his fall, the fell onto a planter. According to the Gulnne Book of World Records, the n flcial record for d i s t a n c e fallc hv a cal which survived is 1 feet. That record was set hy a English feline called Pussyca which fell from the balcony his owner's l l l h story apart ment on March 7, 1965. Mislo's fall outdid Pussycat record hy at least 25 feet. An all he suffered was a fc bruises and lorn skin on h Mrs. Fred Rpucke, Mislo's owner, said Ihis wc-ok that her cut "l« back to his old self." rs in advance of Sunday binet meeting. He will b .inited there with his wife incy, who has been sighl eing on her first visit to th wish stale. '.n Damascus, Kissinger £ ils that the United State ould send aid lo Syria whc ere is significant progress to ird a Syrian-Israeli troop dis gagemenl. Zebra Probe Is Bumpers Said Drawing $52,500 A Year LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Roer Mears said in a memo- anduni Friday that research irjicales Gov. Dale Bumpers is rawing personal compensation f $52,500 a year for being gov- rnor. Mears has prosecuted sue- essfully taxpayers' suits chal- ·n ging expen se a ccou n ts of t a E o senator and county offi- ials. Mears reached the conclusion 1 by adding the $10,000-a-year governor's salary to the amounts Bumpers draws for expenses of the governor's mansion and for travel expenses. The memorandum went to James Penick Sr.. president of the Constitutional Enforcement and Revision Association of which Mears is a member. Mears aiso is chairman of the] Pulaski County Democratic Committee. Bumpers said by telephone that both the mansion und travel expense accounts had been audited by certified public accountants. He said he could document all of the expenditures. "None of that money went into my pocket," he .said. Bumpers has complained frequently that the $10,000 salary limit set by the Constitution has made holding office financially burdensome for him. Research showed t h a t Bumpers drew funds monthly in advance from the mansion and travel expense appropriations without filing documentation with the state auditor's office, Mears said. Bumpers confirmed that he did this. "There's no niachinery f o r filing documentation w i t h the auditor, 1 ' he satd. "In the past there's never been any au dit on those accounts, but we've hired CPAs to conduct am)Us. They have document 3 tmn of every expenditure. I doubt that these accounts have ever been handled that way before." Mears 1 $52»5QO figure was W/iite House Link To Dairy Pricing Scandal Tightens SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- ayor Joseph Alioto, who link i "Zebra" murders here lo a ack separatist group, has een ordered to keep silent on e case of Ihree young men censed of killing three of the !ctims. Municipal Court Judge Agnes 'Bricn Smith issued the order riday at a court appearance ir Larry C. Green, 22; .1. C. mnn, 29, and Manuel Moore, I. The three were ordered to Her pleas May 9. "No party lo this action, no .lorney. no public officials rom chief of police or sheriff down or any subpoenaed tness is allowed, under the rdcr, lo discuss details of Ihe asc." said Smith. Asked if the gag rule will ap- ly to Alioto. she said: "I will iclude him in." The mayor has blamed a fa- atical group of "Death An- cls" for RO killings in Califor- including 13 random slay igs here in a case police have ode - named "Operation Zc- ira." Seven persons have been vounded in t h e "Zebra" at- acks in San Francisco. Bui other C a l i f o r n i a law orccmcnl authorities say lhe ave no evidence lhat any such 3ang exists outside San F r a n - :iscn. Four men arrested iti t h t :ase were released Thursda_ ight for lack of evidence. They WASHINGTON (AP) -- The While House asked dairy farmers cooperatives to r e a f f i r m a promise of $2 million in campaign donations the night before the administration raised federal milk price supports in 1971. House Judiciary Committee lawyers say. Former White House aide Murray M. Chotiner, who was leitig paid $5D,Gl)Q a year by the dairymen, at the time, relayed the request to a group of dairy cooperative officials and said it came from President Nixon's chief domestic adviser, John D. Ehrlichman, according to a letter from the impeachment Investigators. "Mr, Chotiner staled to several dairymen that Mr. Eh rlichman expected (he dairy industry lo reaffirm its $2-miUion "commitment" in light of forthcoming increase in milk price supports," the letter said. EVIDENCE CITED The letter said the assertion is based on "material in the possession of the commit lee.' This material was supplied b the Senate Watergate Committee, which opened its files on the milk-fund a f f a i r to House impeachment probers. Choti tier's alleged request came one day after Nixon overruled the Agriculture Department on milk prices and one day before the decision to raise prices was announced officially The White House has saic iml President Nixon was ware that dairymen hnd iromisied lo give up to $2 mil ion lo his 1972, re-cleclion cam laign. That word had been rC' ayet! to him by his speeia vere Tom Mannev, San ''rancisco Stale football star ir he early 1960s; Clarence Ja merson, 37; Dwighl Stallings 2R, and Erlgar Burton, 2-2. Chief of Inspectors Charle 3arca said release of the fou 'docs not preclude any prose cution in the future if we devoi op a d d i t i o n a l evidence" More Rain Predicted By The Associated Press Thunclcrshowers should con inue in A r k a n s a s througl onight with the rain bcini tiost numerous in South Ar vinsas, the National Weatbe Service said today. The thundershowers shouli decrease Sunday. Despile several tornado am .hunderslorm warnings Vrida; light and today, the NWS sail 10 proiierty damage or injur liad been reported in the stale. Heavy thunderstorms did oc cur in West A r k a n s a s , tliougl Some hail was reported i western Little Rock this morn ing. Stale Police in Hope said th bridge at the junction of Ar kansas 329 and Arkansas 2 was out Ihis morning becau.s of the heavy rains. Water ws over the roads in several place along Arkansas 24. 329 and 41. A cold front was still eas west across South Arkansas I day. A flat low pressure systei that developed in N o r t h e a Texas moved along this fron causing the thunderstorms. ounscl, Charles W. Colson. Bui the White House has deed that the promise of money ayeri any role in Nixon's deci- on to raise milk prices. It ivs he was influenced by "tra- ticmal political considera- ons," including pressure from ctjgress for a price increase The impeachment investiga- irs are seeking 45 White House ape recordings of conversa- (CONTINTJED ON PAGE TWO) Stans Shuns Testimony On Bribes WASHINGTON (AP) -- ice H. Stans, President Nix n's chief political fund-raiser invoking the Fifth Amend lent to avoid surrendering po- tical records needed for a robe of bribery, conspiracj nd other crimes, the speeia rosecutor's office says. Chief U.S. District Judge George f,. Hart Jr. said Fridaj e believes good cause ha: een shown why a subpoena :iou!d be enforced and orderec tans to appear in court May 1: a explain why he is refusing ti urrender the documents. Special Prosecutor Leon Ja vorski is seeking Ihe contenl f three locked f i l i n g cabinet n (he offices of the Committe or (he He-Election of the Pros dent, for which Sfans, a for · secretary of commerce erveci as finance chairman. Jaworski's office told t h i ourt in a statement filed Fr lay t h a t (he investigation als centers on allegations of illega :ampaign contributions an jossible violation of a law for iidding promises of govern nent employment or benefits i return for political actions sue as campaign contributions RELEVANT EVIDENCE The statement called th Incuirents sought "releva important evidence" ai added: "It appears lhat Mr. Sinn las attempted lo place thes locuments beyond the reach c .lie grand j u r y on the basis ( liis Fifth Amendment privileg ngainst compulsory self-i crimination." Jaworski m a i n t a i n e d that, th Fifth Amendmcnl docs not pr led records filed En the cour; of a political campaign. He said his office lias no i fercsl in any truly person, records but docs want Stan political files, appointment an telephone logs. contributio records and all lists recoi mending campaign contribute for federal jobs. The subpoena, issued Feb. 2 also asked for all lists prepar by Stans of persons who we asked lo contribute to Ihe Ni on campaign but refused. PRESIDENT GREETED BY WELL-WISHERS . . . os he leaves motel jar address jo Republican party rally. Nixon Given Mixed Reception At Phoenix PF10ENIX, Arb,. (AP) -'resident Nixon, faced with ecklers in his first appearance ince making public the edited ranscripts of Watergate tapes, ays it's time to "got ot) with ie business of America." Nixon was unable to ignore a mall but determined band of vocal critics among a by-invitation only crowd of 13,000 Friday nigtil at a Republican rally in Phoenix Coliseum. As the critics jeered and shouted hostile remarks, the President said near the beginning of his off-the-cuff remarks: NEWS BRIEFS Roil Stops Set WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Bill Alexander. D-Ark., has re- rivcci word that A m t r u k plans o establish a stop in the north- :ast region of the state. Amtrak restored rail passenger service to Arkansas in larch. Robert C. Moot. A m t r a k vice president for government af- airs, said inilialion of Ar- :ansas service would have boon delayed significantly had stops other than Little Rock and Texarkana been added earlier. "We will be adding stops as ;non as it is operationally pra ticable and we will certainly he ulding a stop in northeast Ar iansas," Moot told Alexander n a tetter. Nixon Pays Tax SACRAMENTO. Calif. (AP) President Nixon has paid back stale income taxes, penalty and interest t o t a l i n g $5.052.2C for 1%0 and 1970. state officials say. M a r t i n Huff, executive officer of the state Franchise Ta, % Board, said Friday the Prcsi dent's tax counsel has also filet a 1973 Nixon tax r e t u r n show ing Ihe N'ixons owed no state income taxes on an adjustci gross "California source" in come of $26,136. Meeting Blocked VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) -- J a o t i a n Premier Sonvanna 'houma today r e a f f i r m e d the coalition government's decision not lo allow the National Assembly lo convene next Salur- lay, government sources said. The sources said assembly ^residents Phoui Sananikonc and other legislative leaders asked Souvanna to reconsider :he coalition's decision, but t h a t Lhey were told by the premier lhat the cabinet decision \v a s final. Conservatives Gain LONDON CAP -- The opposi- ion Conservative party rcgis tered modest gains F r i d a y in I,ondon's local elections, a n c Lhe outcome- is likely lo delay national p a r l i a m e n t a r y elections until f a l l . I.aborite Prime Minister Harold Wilson has the power lo sel "In the greal American tradi- ion, we h a v e some here who are against us. We have more vho are lor us. And all of you are welcome." While- the great majority in he audience seemed friendly, .he persistence of the hecklers jrompted Nixon to remark that ,he American right of f re e speech carried with it "the re- ;ponsibility to keep quiet while lomeone else is talking." Referring directly to his Watergate troubles f o r t h e f i r s t ime in recent public appearances, Nixon said he had provided the House Judiciary Committee with "all of Ihe relevant evidence" il needs lo complete Ils impeachment inquiry. "The time has come to get Watergate liehind us and gel on with the business of America," lie continued. From Phoenix, Nixon and wife Pat were bound today fnr Spokane, · Wash., where the President will f o r m a l l y open the Expo '74 world's fair. SECURITY TIGHT The White House made careful p r e p a r a t i o n s for the two ap pearances. sending advance men into holh cities last week. Security in Phoenix was unusually t i g h t , as m a n y more Nixon critics t h a n were inside the CO liseum gathered outside. The Republican National Committee paid for Nlxoirs f l i g h t from Washington lo Phoenix. The Coliseum was decked out as if for a campaign ap pearance. Nixon devoted most of his Arizona speech to Ihe achieve reached by adding $30,000 vorth of mansion expense. $12.- iOO in travel expense and the 110,000 salary. He said research ndicated t h a t Bumpers was drawing $2.500 a month, which would he $30.000 a year from he mansion funds. The current approprialon for this purpose is S32.400 a year, or $2,700 a month. "The practice ol d r a w i n g these expense funds in advan-je and without supporting documentation appears lo raise t h e very same constitutional questions involved in the other law suits." Mears wrote to Penick. In the suits to which he referred, courts held that advance expense payments to Four state senators and lo certain Pulaski County officials constituted personal compensation above the constitutional limit for ;the offices involved. ' Mears could not be reached for comment on the memorandum. Mears told Penick that he turned his attention to compensation of state constitutional otficers. starling with the governor, after the other suits were resolved in the lower courts. He said research had heen completed only on tha governor's office. FORMED IN MARCH The Constitutional Enforcement and Revision Association was formed in March to enforce the present Constitution for the purpose of encouraging changes. Mears said he was turning his information over to the association because "it is appropriate for CERA to t a k e responsibility...for enforcement of the Constitution -- a responsibility which, up until now. vas left solely to individual citi/.ens and taxpayers like myself." Mears was joined in the suits iy Bob Scott, chairman of the ?ulnski County Republican Committee. Bumpers said thai the mansion fund had exisited For years ·md t h a t the travel fund was set up in 1971. The mansion fund is used for various expenses. including food for the Bumpers f a m i l y of itev. He said about 10 persons, including staff, take meals :here. "I'm seldom there to eat myself," he said. The governor said he also .ises the travel fund to pay various expenses connected vith the office, such as meeting rooms when A r k a n s a s is host to he s t a f f of the Southern Governor's Conference. "I giress you could do any- .hing you wanted to do w i t h .hat money, but I've always jecn very cautious to make sure that it \vas used for the nirposes For which it was in- .ended." Bumpers said. "Both iccounts have surpluses in .hem now. and that money will turned back to the stale when I leave office." the dale for the next elections, meats and goals of his ailminis- nncl a big victory for his parly would have strcnglhened Ihe hand of cabinet ministers pressing for a J u n e ballot. But observers expected Labor's relatively poor showing to help those Laborites seeking a delay until October or later. t r a t i o n , citing the end of American involvement in the Vietnam war, end of the m i l i t a r y draft and opening of dialogues with m a i n l a n d China and the Soviel Union. He concluded by dtclaring "1 intend lo stay on Ihe job am with your help. . . ," His concluding words were drowned out by mingled cheer. and troos. Housing Authority Accepts Demolition. Bid The Fayelleville Housing Authority Friday accepted a bid for demolition of six structures in Ihe downtown Urban Renewal area, then launched inlo a lengthy discussion, but took no action, on parking in the vicinity of the Square. The low hid of $7,437 from Howard Conslruction Co. of Poltsville, Ark. was accepted for the demolition of a residence on Spring Street, the old Ward's Ice Cream plant, three buildings on the southwest corner of Block Street and the former Moore Really residence on Center Street. The directors earlier this month removed the brick resi dence on the corner of Meadow and West St. from Ihe demo ilion list. Other bids received for demolition ranged upward lo $13,900. Robert Dagan, executive director, said Ihree years ago the 3ids would probably have been in the area of $5,000. A proposal calling for retention of the parking spaces around the square was strongly advocated by commissioner Roy Clinton. Dtigan outlined the procedure followed to develop the Square plan and suggested a change at this time was not feasible. He also informed the commissioners that Urban Renewal recognized a shortage of parking space existed but that Housing a n d Development (HUD) funds cannot be uscc 0 create off street parking, "Once the planning has been completed and funds allocated 1 think you are committed lo he accepted plan. You have an oWigation lo HUD, lo landowners and to potential land developers who have based their proposals on the approved Center Square Plan," he .said. Dugan also noted that any c h a n g e svould mean a tremendous delay with a repeat of public hearings necessary before any action can be taken. He reviewed the financing of the Urban Renewal project and said $300,000 has already been expended on project improvements. He estimated it will take $560.571 for the Square; $1B0.100 for the balance of street im- provements: $42,876 for nlleys: $82.000 for t r a f f i c signals; $5,000 to plant 60 trees off the Square and a 10 per c o n t i n g e n c y rate which leaves a balance of Sl.720.-137 and a deficit of $500.000 for completion. The deficit he said was duo to spiraling inflation. Estimates were made in 197071. He fell a request for Ihe additional $500,000 should be made to HUD and said that the possibility of approval was good be- Iween now and June 30. "I think we should hold a steady course and make an application for the $500.000. We can do a complete job and I Ihink we can get temporary parking solutions during Ihe transition period, 11 he «aid. P r o v i d i n g parking space during the transition period has equal importance wi I h long- range plans, according to Clin- lon. who feels that any plan which docs not provide for ncc- parking is incomplete. cssary . Bill Underwood, missioncr, agreed a lhat businesses cannot survive w i t h o u t parking and. although he prefers the landscaped Square plan, said lie would have lo back plans which provide parking. Clinton said he cannot approve any plan which eliminates parking on the Square unless nearby parking is avail able. He also noted that cit zoning reciuires that businesses provide parking on a formula lasod on square footage and iroximily lo the building. Clinton mentioned that the 'arking Authority of Fayettc ille is circulaing petitions imong the property owners to construct a double deck parking ^acility in the area adjacent to .he Brown Seed Store. Garland Melton, chairman of .he authority, laler told the T1MKS that the proposec louble p a r k i n g f a c i l i t y will lave a capacity of approxi niately 400 cars and lhat if property owners approved the pro posal construction could gef u n d e r w a y immediately. The authority will meet a soon as possible after the pe titions have been signed, Melto said. Convict Wins Class Honors MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) Mark Stevens, convicted in tha bombing of a campus buildinj in 1971. graduates from Northern Michigan University with high honors next week. But h e ' l l have to get leave from prison to attend the ceremonies. Stevens, who graduates with d u a l majors in history and sociology, has been in Marquette Slate Prison since pleading guilty to conspiracy in the bombing of a laboratory on the Orchard Ridge campus of Oakland County Community College in s u b u r b a n Detroit. He was sentenced to from 4',j to 8',i years. Slovens. 24. will graduate summa cum laude with a near- erfcct 3.9 grade average u n d e r t w o year old program in ·hich Northern Michigan pro- essors teach inside the prison. It- plans to earn a masters degree at Northern Michigan fler his release and hopes vontually to attend medical chool. Rul in 1971. Stevens was a member of a radical group inked to several bombings in he Detroit area. Two others ilong with Stevens pleaded »uilly to conspiracy in the lombing of the laboratory. Woman Injured I) o r r i s Mohlcmhoff, M. Springdale. was treated and released early tcxiay at Washington Regional Medical Center for injuries suffered when her car rap off Hwy. 11 s half mil* north of Winslow about 1 a.m. Mrs. Mohlcmhoff told Trooper Charles Brooks that a truck with bright lights ran her car off Ihe road and the car itruck a road sign.

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