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IKSIOE- F»r women 3 Editorial 4 Sports 8-9 Comics 10 Classified 11-13 Entertainment 14 IMrii YEAR-NUMBER 309 J2ottl)iucst The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUJ, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 7, 1974 10CAL FCttECAST- Increasing cloudiness through Wednesday with t slight ehartc* or showers or ttiundersbowers. Cool tonight and mild Wednesday, bow last night 47. L o w s tonight in the mid 50s. High* Wednesday near 80. Sunset today 8:09; sunrise Wednesday 6:17. ·£·12 PAGES-TEN CENTS As West Germany's New Chancellor Schmidt Nominated To Succeed Brandt BONN, West Germany (AP) -- West Germany's ruling Social Democratic party nominated sharp-tongued Finance Minister Helmut Schmidt today o succeed Chancellor Willy Jrandt after Brandt's unexpected resignation. Brandt. 60. whose "Ostpoli- c" policies for East-West de- ente won him the Nobel Peace ?rize during his 4Vz years in of- 'ice, fell victim to a spy scan- -AP Wlrepboto FLAMES AND SMOKE ... billow from sound stage at Goldioyn movie studio in Hollywood Fire Heavily Damages Three Buildings At Goldwyn Studio dal on top of state election setbacks for his socialist party. Foreign Minister Walter Schecl, Brandt's vice chancellor and the leader of the junior partner in the coalition government, took over the caretaker cabinet left by Brandt. He will serve until Schmidt's election by the lower house of parliament. Heinz Kuehn, deputy chairman of the Social Democrats, told newsmen Brandt himself proposed the 55-year-old finance minister as his succes- r. Schmidt was nominated by the party's presidium and a caucus of its members in parliament was called for later today to approve the nomination. Kuehn said Brandt would retain T h e Social Democratic spokesman emphasized that the party would continue liance crats, lower with the whose 41 Free seats its al- Demo- house give the govern- a majority of 46 instead of leaving it 36 seats in the minority. Schmidt's nomi- no opposition was expected there. The chancellor's resignation letter to President Gustav Heinemann Monday night said Brandt took "political responsibility for negligence" in appointing a spy for East Germany, Guenther Guillaume, to an important post in the chancellery. Political experts said Brandt Shabby, Immoral iuct Seen In Tape Transcripts Condi LOS ANGELES (AP) -- "I grabbed cvurything I could and jumped." said actor Robert C o n r a d after fleeing flames that ravaged nearly half the Samuel Goldwyn Studios in a real-life Hollywood spectacular. Scorns of actors and film workers ran to safety Monday a f t e r fire erupted on the set of a children's television show and quickly spread. Only one person, 29-year-old studio employe Alike Graslie, was seriously injured. Two others had minor injuries, Police used machine guns to help cut holes in the studio's fortress-like walls so lire trucks could get through. Conrad said he and his coworkers leaped through a window just before a wall caved in on the set of "Star of India." a movie Conrad was coproducing. They were unharmed. Fire and smoke damaged three buildings cove-ring h a l f the studio lot. Fire officials estimated the loss at well over $1 million. Other reports placed it as high as $10 million. 50 YEARS OLD Goldwyn Studios is more than 50 years old. OTIC of the oldest homes of movie making in Hollywood. Samuel Goldwyn Jr., son o! the late studio head who died last January, a l s o fled the Flames. The ftre broke out on the sei of "Sigmund," a Saturda morning children's show or NBC. Firemen sain* set employ es, filming at the time, report ed the blaze erupted when thej turned on an electric cnrreni for the stage lighting. One of the sea monster's fi hergla.ss "caves" hurst into flames that raced through the high-ceiling set with its mazes of catwalks, frames and sid ings--all made of woort. Among actors at the sccrv was Steve McQueen, who plays a "fire chief in "The Towering Inferno." being filmed by t\v other studios renting a portion of the 10-acrc lot. He and wifc Ali MacGraw were among thon sands of spectators \vh' watched smoke that billowed I an altitude of 3,000 feet. The aged lO-acrs: facility o Backs Amendment's WARREN, Ark. CAP) -- Jo Pnrcell of Benfon, candidat for Democratic nomination fo lieutenant governor, said toda he sup ported proposed .sta t constitutional amendments t remove the ceilings on salarie for constitutional officers. Zebra Hearing low Underway SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A an Francisco County grand ury operating under tight se- urity arrangements has begun earing evidence against three men charged with murder in le Zebra street slayings. At least five persons, four of lem white, entered the Hall of ustice on Monday night to tes- ify during a three-hour session. Newsmen were kept outside building and were not anta Monica Boulevard was ic site for such great films as scar-winning "The Best Years [ Our Lives" and Goldwyn's st movie, "Porgy i 1959. and Bess' W A S H I N G T O N (AP) -Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scctt said today President Nixon's Watergate transcripts reveal a shabby, disgusting, mmoral performance" by all of those involved. Scott, who has defended the White House and said portions of the transcript he saw last winter showed Nixon's innocence, gave reporters some sharp comments on them based on reading about 800 of the 1,300 pages. "I think it's a shabby, disgusting immoral performance," the Pennsylvania Republican said. Asked if he meant by the President, he replied by each of those persons according to what he said." Scott said "I am enormously disturbed that there w a s not enough showing of moral indignation." However, he declined to say anything further and, when asked he still thought the llowed esses. to question the wit- Chief Asst. Dist. Atty. Walter iubbini said the identity of the witnesses would not be released lecausc an order issued last 'riday by Municipal Court udge Agnes O'Brien Smith prohibits such action. A key witness is expected to )c the informer whose secret meeting with Mayor Joseph L. Aliolo and top police officials more than a week ago led to he arresls of seven black men 'o-ir later were released because of lack of evidence. THREE CHARGED Charged in the Zebra street slayings are Larry C. Green, 22; J.C. Simon, 29. and Manuel Moore. 25. They are scheduled o enter pleas Thursday. It couhl not be determiner whether the informer had testi- 'ied. All officials in the case citing the order prohibiting hem from discussing the mat Ler publicly, refused comment. The grand jury, meeting once a week, is expected to take several weeks to hear all the evidence. It is scheduled to meet again tonight. Clinton White, an Oakland attorney representing the three, said he was refused admittance to Monday night's session. "The evil of the grand jury, particularly in contemporary times, is that it is a one-sided affair," he told newsmen. He said the three men are innocent transcripts exculpate" the President, said he stands on a statement he made last Friday At that time, he said the ful transcripts of t h e March 21 meetings involving President Nixon and former counsel John W. Dean III arc consistent with he summaries and excerpts he i-as shown last winter. NEEDS FIVE TAPES Meanwhile, the Senate Watergate committee said it still needs five subpoenaed White House tapes, despite Presidcn' Nixon's released of edited ranscripts of the conversations At the same time. White House lawyers were given five more days Monday in which to stave off a showdown with the Watergate special prosecutor jver 64 tapes sought for use in Ihe Watergate cover-up trial The Senate committee, ir papers filed with the U.S. Cour of Appeals, called Nixon': transcripts "suspect" and "neither complete nor ac curate." The court had askc the senators what stake they still have in the court fight in light of disclosures alreadj made, including the transcripts The committee sought tape covering five presidential con versations in a subpoena issucc last July 23. Monday it said the tapes still are needed if th committee is "to inform th public of the extent o corruption in the cxecutivi branch." The committee said lhat evci the incomplete versions of thi conversations covered in th transcripts vindicate its cliiin that Ihe (apes are needed. Th Nuclear Power Plant Study Said Needed WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Jnvironmental Protection .gency says the Atomic Ener;y Commission has not done nough homework to justify development of the fast-breeder luclear reactor as the power tent of the future. The EPA released Monday a critique of the AEC's 2,200-page draft environmental impact tudy on the proposed development and implementation of he Liquid Metal Fast Breeder Reactor (LMFBR). Despite its bulk, the AEC .tudy "does not adequately de- ail the potential environmental mpact associated with this pro- and "full of confidence" will not be indicted. they The men are accused of three slayings of whites by black men in random murders that began more than six months ago. committee said that have a it is esscntia complete an accurate account of the con versations. "The committee should no have to perform its legislativ missions on the basis of trans cripls that are suspect." th committee said. "The publi facts demonstrate that th edited versions provided th public are neither complete no accurate." | The memorandum submittei 3 the court called attention to notation at the end of a ept. 15, 1972, transcript that a i d "further conversation '[lowing unrelated to Water- ate." "We know, however, that use (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) nation was immediately sent to --AP Wlrephoto WILLY BRANDT RESIGNS »sed federal environmental adding: program,' agency t - h e said, The draft statement is pri marily deficient in its treatment of reactor safety, in po- ential problems associated vith plutonium toxicity and iafety, and the cost-benefit analysis." The AEC had prepared the draft study only under a court order, the result of a lawsuit "iled in 1971 by the Natural Resources Defense Council, a citi- ... shown with Guillaume, left, who was unmasked as an East German spy Portugal Said Textbook Case Communist Party Benefits From Suppression A News Analysis By WILLIAM L. RYAN Portugal provides a textbook case of-how Communist parties benefit From the suppression of political rights by dictatorships. Spain and others may be nervously assessing the example. Portugal's Communist party is confidently demanding minis- tries in the new provisional government that is promised by the military leadens that toppled the "diet a tons hi p. Of all suppressed parties, the Communists a p p e a r to have emerged as the most tightly unified, organized and disciplined. This is not n e w. ]n other But Showers Likely environment group. It is believed to mark the teen required to mpacl statement irst time a federal agency has prepare an under the terms of the National Environmental Policy Act at the outset of development of a complete new technology. Unlike the present water- cooled reactors, the LMFBR would circulate a melted metal, sodium, through its core and would produce more radioactive fuel than it consumes. The AEC forecast that commercial breeder reactors could become available by 1987 and some 400 might be in use by the year 2000. Mild Weather To Continue By The Asswialed Press , Mild temperatures are ex-' pected lo continue in Arkansas. Fair skies are forecast today. Cloudiness is expected lo increase late tonight and Wednesday. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a slight chance of showers or thundershowers late tonight and Wednesday in the northern half of Ihe state. A wcvik low pressure system may drift southeast and cause the precipitation. Highs Monday were in the mid and high 75s throughout the slate. Highs loday should he in the mid to upper 70s except the low in the southwest. Highs Wednesday should range from the upper 70s northeast to the low 80s elsewhere. Lows tonight should be in the mid lo upper 50s. Overnight lows include Pine Bluff 53, El Dorado 51, Tcxar- kana 54, Fayctleville 47. Harrison 47, Joncsboro 50, Memphis 50, Lillle Rock 48 and Fort Smjlh 51. N ; o rainfall was reported in Ihe state during the 24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. $10.000 Damage RUSSELLVrU,?;. Ark. (AP) -- Fire caused an estimated $10,000 damage to the home economics building at Arkansas Tech early today. A spokesman said the fire heavily damaged a room which houses a kiln. Rooms on the floor above the kiln were also damaged. To Discuss Mideast Prospects Kissinger, Gromyko In Cyprus NEWS BRIEFS No Injuries No injuries were reported Monday morning when a Kingston school a car at bus the was struck by intersection of College Avenue and Maple Street. The bus was carrying 40 students and two teachers at the time of the accicient. Kayetteville police .said the bus, driven by Gary M. Grigg. 15, of Kingston, was traveling south on College Avenue when a car driven by Henry E. Hallin, 80. of 816 Jackson Drive ran the stop light from Maple Street and hit the bus. NICOSIA. Cyprus (AP) -Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger met for three hours loday with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. and said, "We had a good talk, a useful talk and we hope ttt make progress in the Syrian-Israeli disengagement." The secretary then flew back to Israel for meetings with Pre mier Golda Meir and other members of her negotiating team. He is due in Damascus on Wednesday. Gromyko described his session with Kissinger as "useful and constructive." He later Hew to Moscow. Gromyko. who came to Cyprus after a twoday visit to Syria requested the meeting. The hastily arranged session was viewed as an effort to give Uie Russiaas a visible presence in the Middle East diplomatic effort - and lo forestall Soviet obstruction as Kissinger pursues his shuttle diplomacy between Israel and Syria. A senior U.S. official told newsmen Kissinger hoped his meeting with Gromyko would nudge disengagement along." A l t h o u g h U.S. officials claimed Kissinger was making progress, they also said there was "a distinct possibility" he would go back to Washington without a disengagement agreement and would return to the Middle East in three or four weeks. The surprise meeting w a s announced Monday after a full day of talks between Kissinger -jnd leaders of the Israeli g o v e r n m e n t about Israel's ;erms for withdrawing from some of the Syrian territory she captured in Ihe last two Arab- ~sraeli wars. Gromyko has been meeting wilh Syrian leaders in Damascus since Sunday. S o u r c e s said Kissinger wanted to ask Gromyko's aid in restraining Syria's armed forces on the Golan front. Syrian President Hafez Assad reportedly told the American secretary in Damascus last weekend that his forces would de-escalate the daily warfare on the slopes of Ml.Herman »nd along the Heights below. But a r t i l l e r y exchanges were reported Monday for the 56th straight d a y . and an Israeli spokesman said the fighting xvas "as bad as every other day." Israel claimed it shot down a Syrian jet and denied Syrian claims that four Israeli planes were downed. State Department spokesman Robert J. McCloskey emphasized lhat. Ihe Kissingor-Gromy- ko meeting did not mean t h e United States and the Soviet Union were trying to impose a Middle East settlement. He said the nweting had the "full understanding and approval" of the Israeli government. Israeli Information Minister Shimon Peres said two of Kis- (CONTDnrKD 0!» PAGE TWO) Trial Set Trial is set for June 14 In Trial is set lor June 11 in Washington Circuit Court for Benny Walkins, 17, Springdale; Rod Bonclli. 17. Route 4. Springdale; and Johnny Moreland, 18, Rogers. The three are accused o! possession of stolen property in connection with camping items stolen in KayetteviUe April 30. They pleaded innocent to the charge Monday. Vermeer Recovered LONDON (AP) -- Scotland Yard today announced the recovery of the mulli-million'riol- lar Vermecr painting s t o l e n from a London museum on Feb. 23 and said it appeared lo be unharmed. Drum Explode* SPRINGDALE -- A 55 gallon Irum containing old chemicals e x p l o d e d Monday morning while workmen were tearing down Ihe old Tyson Feed Mil on Meadow Avenue. According to fire departmen reports, workmen were usini cutting torches directly abov a drum containing a chemica believed to have been creosote A piece of hot metal fell int the drum causing it to explode No one was hurt in the mino fire lhat was extinguishe before the fire department arri ved. Camera Stolen A camera and lens valued a $1,555 owned by Robin Born of 1762 Chamblin Ave. wa reported stolen at Ihe Univer sity of Arkansas Monday. Borne told UA Department o Public Safety officers that h had loaned the camera t another student who had le the camera unattended on drawing board in the architec department between 8:30 p.m and midnight M o n d a y . Wher the student returned to th building, the camera was gone ountries, moderate elements ten were blinded by ttjc. sud- en light of freedom and had to rope', while t h e Communists ad long prepared for t h e mergence from underground. Cuba, for example, suffered a eavy-handed dictatorship that ermitted t h e Communists to ake common cause with cle- ients of the center and moder- e left. When the dictator's po- ce power disappeared, t h e ommunist party was organ- ed, disciplined against divi- on and ready to operate. When t h e Nazi Occupation upprcssed political parties ;.. ranee during World War II, Communists' tight organ- jational unity helped t h e m ake a claim to being the chief nti-Nazi force and gave Ihem leg on post-war political in- uence. ASSURED ROLE Today the party is assured ole in the government if 'rancois Mitterrand, Ihe So- ialisl presidential candidate it s backing, wins the runoff elcc- on May 19. Wartime Italy similarly had lany underground opponents f t h e Mussolini dictatorship ut the Communists' discipline ermitted them (o emerge from he war among the strongest ol arties. The Portuguese Communist arty is 53 years old. and al hat time it has b e e n un- wervingly faithful to the Bot hevik model. W h e n Portugal iccame a tightly ruled dictator hip, t h e party went under ground and has existed t h a vay for -18 years. However, t h e more oppres ive a dictatorship, the more he Communists hope to per suade moderates and leftists ti n a k e common cause with hem. By 1969 the Portuguese party already h a d achievci something akin to a unitci ront with t h e Socialists ant (CO?fTINlJED ON PAGE TWO) recent setbacks in state elections and opinion polls that showed support for his policies had dropped to about 30 per cent, down from 43 per cent as late as last October. And one senior American official-in Washington said Brandt's cus 7 tomary vigor. and enthusiasm had been replaced in recent months by, a puzzling and alarming apathy. WORST CRISIS The political crisis caused by Brandt's resignation was considered the worst in West German history and was expected to have repercussions far outside Germany's boundaries, especially among its partners in the European Common Market. West Germany is the Market's economic giant, the chief counter to the persistent French Drive to dominate the group, and the strongest advocate of close cooperation w i t h the United States. The Market already is going through a period of extreme uncertainty because of tha French presidential elections, t h e British government's demands for renegotiation of its membership terms, disruptive Italian import controls and unresolved strains in the trans-At* lantic alliance with the United States. West Germany had enjoyed relative political stability under Brandt, but escalating domestic problems could hinder Bonn/s efforts toward solving European and trans-Atlantic problems. ,. Scheel called a cabinet meeting today to discuss trie implications of Brandt's resignation. Spokesmen said the Social Democrats and the Free Democrats also would start talks to agree on a new government program by the weekend. BUNDESTAG TO MEET The Bundestag, the lower louse of parliament, will meet May 17 to elect the new chancellor. Schmidt's election was considered virtually certain. Scheel has been planning to seek the mostly ceremonial presidency when Heincmann 74, resigns this month. U.S. officials in Washington expressed hope there would be 10 slipup in the succession of Schmidt, considered a friend of he United States. He volun- :eored to challenge French Foreign Minister Michel Jobert behalf of the U.S. government at the February conference of oil-consuming nations, and in March he said in an ntcrview that there would be no permanent split between the Jnited States and Western Europe despite current differences. Brandt's shock resignation came after mounting pressure on the government by the opposition Christian Democratic Union over the Guillaume affair. :he biggest spy sensation since II in a country major target for World War which is a Soviet Bloc espio'nage. Guillaume. 47. Brandt's aide r party political affairs since 1972, was arrested April 24 with lis wife, secretary of the Hesse state government's office in Bonn. ; Guillaume admitted being "an East German army officer a'nd agent for the Kast Berlin Minis- :ry of Slate Security. He was appointed to the chancellery in 1970 and in his post reportedly had access to detailed information on Bonn's detente negotiations with p;ast Germany and other Soviet Bloc countries. . Brant's decision to take full responsibility instead of firing the former chancellery chief who hired Guillaume. Horst Paul August Ehmhe. came amid growing domestic proly lems. WANING SUPPORT Since early (his year, he h a j faced waning voter support for his Social Democrats caused by worries of inflation, economic uncertainty due [o the energy crisis. Brandt's inability to silence radical, Marxist dissidents in his party, open charges by some party leaders that hf (CONTINUED ON PACE TWO) Charges Filed Against Trio In Thefts In Benton County Charges of possession of stolen property were filed Monday in Benton Circuit Court against three Benton County residents in connection with several thefts in the county recently. Benton County Prosecuting Attorney Gary Kennan said additional charges may be filed later against the trio. The three are identified as John E. Clark, 22: Joe W. Clark. 27, and Theresa L. (Ward) Clark, 18, all of the Horseshoe Bend Trailer Park. Slate Police criminal investigator Quimby Johnson told the TIMES that the Ihree, arrested in a raid at their home Saturday afternoon, are known associates of Dennis W. Lewis, 17, of Wichita, Kan., the accused murderer of Springdal* lawn shop owner J. J. Cobb. Cobb was found murdered in lis store on April 8. He had been shot once in the right side of the chest with a small caliber revolver in a robbery attempt. l,ewis pleaded innocent U capital felony charges of first degree murder in Washington Circuit Court on April 12. His trial is scheduled for July It through 18. (A capital felony, is punishable by death upon conviction,) A spokesman (or the Benton County sheriff's office said a large amount of merchandise believed stolen in several (CONT1NUTD ON PAGC TWO)

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