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MSIDi* Editorial ....... ...... ..... ... 4 For women .. .·.·....-.-...... I.. J Sports .......... :*.:.;.;.. T ..... 6 Amusement* ,.r t -j... ..-..... 7 Comics ____ ...,.Y.-,I:J........ t Classified ..y.....v........ 9-fl YEAH - NUMKft )12 J}ort1)UJf st Sttnnias Cintts Tho Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper fAYITTEVlUl, AWCANSAS, TODAY, MAY 10, T 974 IOCAL FOUCAST-' Showers and thundersttower* are likely along with variabl* cloudiness and cool temperatures overnight. Partly cloudy and warm with chance of thim- dershowers on Saturday. Low last night 59. Lows tonight In the low «0s. Highs Saturday In the mid 80s- Sunset today 8:lit sunrise Saturday 6:14. Weather map on page 3. .£24 PAOES-TB4 COOTS By Growing List Of Republicans President's Resignation Urged WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Richard Schweiker of Pennsylvania added his name today to a growing list of Republicans urging President Nixon to resign. n a letter addressed to the President, Schweiker said Nixon should step down because the Watergate transcripts released by the White House last week "reveal a total disregard for the moral and ethical values upon which this nation was built. "I am compelled to speak out," Schweiker said. "I cannot remain silent in the face of the now obvious moral corrosion destroying the presidency." Nixon has come under growing pressure to resign since releasing the transcripts 10 days ago. Some of the pressure has come from conservative Republicans who have supported him in the past. However, White House Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren said Thursday Nixon, "is determined to remain in of- fice despite comments by some and the attacks by others." Appearing on NBC's "Today" show. White House counselor Dean Burch said today, "I don't think the President has any intention of resigning. I have no reason for believing the President is considering resigning." Burch said Nixon feels he has House Judiciary Panel Considers Inquiry Evidence WASHINGTON ( A P ) --.own resolve to lay aside ordina- Dean Guarded At New Home Los Angeles policemen » r « met by two U.S. marshals on arrival at the new borne of John Dean, former counsel to the president. The police were to familiarize themselves with the layout. T h e federal marshals' are guarding Dean because he Is si ill a prospective Watergate witness. The home is in a hilly section near Beverly Hills. (AP Wirephoto) After Senote Squabble Wage, Prke Monitoring Plan Abandoned WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate, after a squabble, has abandoned tempts to provide any government monitoring of wage and price increases. Democrats, who week ago la try to keep some standby wage-price controls on the books, killed the ei " ' illation Thursday afte ing the Republicans only a sham monitoring cy. A motion by Sen. Edmund S. Muskie, D-Maine, to table and thus kill the entire was adopted 65 to some indication the Nixon administration favored n of monetary machinery. President Nixon said day he is ready to try responsible labor-management tiations as a substitute f eral anli-inflation controls, but he added that controls have to be reimposed if those efforts fail. The free market relied upon to determine costs and prices "unless sense of responsibi commented as he report from the National Com mission for Industrial Peace. He added that labor-manage ment performance _ ' recent inflationary period "has been very responsible", that the number of strikes has been "perhaps lower than wi had any right to expect." SOUNDLY DEFEf~~ The Democratic pr retain controls on a basis was soundly when the Senate opened debati on the legislation. However, it did adopt a Mus kie plan lo have jnent monitor wage and pric hikes wilh strong authority ti get relevant information fro businesses and unions. The proposal also would hav given the President enforce price coi made by industries when the were deconlrolled, Bui, as the del Thursday, the Se its mind and adopted inslead an amendmen of Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tex Stocked with facts and sworn to secrecy, members of the House Judiciary Committee h a v e begun to consider evidence in its listoric inquiry into possible mpeachment of President Nix- n. During a long, closed briefing Thursday, the committee received a detailed account of events leading up to the Watergate break-in of June 17. 1972, and a thick pile of supporting facts. Members said the staff presentation reached no conclusions and did not relate directly to any presidential conduct. "It was strictly background," ,aid Rep. John Conyers, D- Mich. "It was all familiar, nothing new," added Rep. Don Edwards, D-Calif. Both acknowledged, however, that the information presented Thursday links up with facts brought out in later sessions to ry political considerations and to weigh the evidence according to the law. I trust that each of us is resolved during this inquiry, schooled, skilled and practiced in the law as each ol us is, to perform as a lawyer in the finest traditions of the pro fession...." ident Nixon announced today he is pumping in an additional $10.3 billion lo bolster the nation's sagging housing market. The President said the money will be used to subsidize interest rates on conventional government-insured mortgages and to provide additional cash for the nation's savings and loan institutions. The President taiA the money supplied lo the savings a n d loans institutions would be provided by the Treasury under tti standby loan authority. The savings and loam are the tartisan ted at- govern- i« and rted a p some rols on ire leg- charg- wanted ! agen- nund S. ble and rislation despite xon ad- etention Thurs- respon- t nego- for fed- ols, but mighl if those nnot be ae costs re is a ' Nixon eived a al Com- eacc. man ageing the od "has !". and kes has nan we TED xsal to standby defeated d debat t a Mus govern nd pric lority to on from uld hav wwer t mitmenl len the resumc changec ntativel lend men , R-Tex uthority to get information nd would have allowed the monitoring agency only 28 pro- essional employes. Muskie declared the RepubH- ans were offering "only a ladow agency which could not egin to do the monitoring job. here is no use for us to pass a mm." Sen. -William Proxmire, D/is,, argued that the most ef- Arkansas Aven Plan Tabled Ft P l a n s for the renovation of le median along Arkansas i venue, adopted in March by iie city's Community Appoar- nce Committee, were rescinded at a meeting of the committee Thursday, then tabled or further -study. Tlie committee had approved plans developed for landscape architect Dr. A. E. Einert. 'hose plans called for construction of planters along the median and the removal and replacement of the large elm trees now in place. Removal of the large trees was deemed necessary because ,hc median has been narrowed 'rom its original 16 feet to only six feet and the soil left is not sufficient to support the big irecs. Disease and age are also Wet Weekend Seen By The Associated Press The weekend may be a wet one in Arkansas. The National Weather Service forecast calls for numerous showers and some t h u n d e r storms through tonight. The forecast also calls f» scattered thundcrshowers Sal urday. The extended outlook Includes a chance of shower Sunday wilh the rain ending Monday. onal $10.3 Billion a dampen inflation was to :lamp a tight ceiling on federal spending. He won adoption of an amendment to fix a 5295-billion id for fiscal 1975, $9.4 billion ess than President Nixon recommended in bis budget. However, this amendment was nullified when the entire egislation was killed. ue Renovation )r More Study aking their toll, according lo o m m i t t e e chairman Stan [rown. Committee member Steve irown. who did not ntlend the meeting when the plans were p proved last month sought to Jresent alternate plans. His )lans were tentatively outlined it the Thursday meeting. FINALLY TABLED After more than an hour ol liscussion, the commitlee firsl voled to proceed wilh Dr. Eincrt's plans, then rescinded hat action and voted to table the question for further study. The meeting was attended by )r. Einert and by Miss Suzanne jighton, who has donaled about (5.000 to the project. Brown announced lhat work has begun on the College Avenue (Hwy. 71) landscaping project. At the April 11 meetinc :hc commitlcc approved a bic of $11,918.20 by Maycs N'ursery of Republic, Mo., to do the landscaping. Work is expected to he completed by early June. B r o w n noted that within a few days following the Apri meeting when the committee drew attention lo litter on em. bankments along Hwy. 71 nea Northwest Arkansas Plaza, lha Plaza merchants had cleanec up the area. Brown expressed apprecialior (CONTrmrcD ow FACE TWO orm a pattern tnat woma t make it pertinent to the im- o jeachment inquiry. *» In his opening stalement, P Commitlee Chairman Peter J. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., said the [; commitlee was acting under a ^ resolution passed by the House ° "by a vote of 410 to 4" author- zing and directing it "to in- R vestigate fullv and completely ta whether sufficient grounds ex- s st" to impeach President Nix- c on. I "We are proceeding under J the mandate of that resolution. "I don't need to stress again the importance of our under- » laking and the wisdom, decen- " cy and principle which we must ! bring to it. ' HIGH RESPONSIBILITY "We understand our high con- b slitutional responsibility. We e will failhfully live up lo it. ' Ro- d dino said. In his opening remarks. Rep. p Edward Hutchinson, ranking a Republican on the committee, h said: f "The power of Impeachment c is one of those great checks t and balances writlcn in our a Conslitution to ameliorate the I slark doclrine of the separation of powers. B u t the impeachment of a president is more ' drastic, (or it can bring down F an administration of the gov- - ernment. The Constitution itself ' limits Ihe scope of impeachment of a president to treason, bribery or other high crimes and misdemeanors." He cited a law dictionary published in Ijjndon In 1776 de- iining impeachment as "the accusation and prosecution of a person for Ireason or other crimes and misdemeanors. . . . And it- is observed thai the same evidence is required in an impeachment in Parliament as in Ihe ordinary courts of jus- lice." He added, "The standard it imposes is a finding of criminal culpability on (he part of the President himself, measured according lo criminal law. "I Irust thai the members of Ihis commillee embark upon their awesome task each in his ing Market Given Boost -- Pres- They have been plagued by de- o mortgage subsidies in an of- money for 100.000 additional today he dining money to lend as in- fort to spur construction of 200.- homes. $17.1 Million Said Spent On Nixon Homes WASHINGTON (AP) - Th. final draft of a House repor concluding that $17.1 million i federal funds has been spent i connection with President Nix on's homes says action shoul be taken to recover any ' proper expenditures." The report also recommenc that future security spending b limited to only one of a pres dent's private homes. White House Press Secretar Ronald L. Ziegler strongly a tacked the $17.1 million figure saying it includes all securilj communications and personTM costs and not just work on th homes at Key Biscayne San Clemente. "An honest report woul show that out of the $17.1 mi lion referred to, only approx mately $205,482 was spent o the President's homes," Ziegle said Thursday right. The report is to be considcre by the House Government 0; erations Committee on Tue ay. It reportedly had broad su port of committee Republican i caucus Thursday. The won some 150 change from Rep. Jack Brooks, D-Tex chairman of the subcommitte that drafted the report, gene ally softening the tone but n the conclusions. COPIES NUMBERED Copies sent to committ members were numbered prevent leaks. However, Tl Associated Press was permittee to take extensive notes from copy. Strengthen Case AFL-CIO President George Me any says that Nixon's Watergate transcripts show 'this man is no longer fit to be President of the United States.' He also said they strengthen the case for impeachment. (AP \Virephoto) Fayetteville Woman Charged With Theft Of Public Funds not committed any Impeach- aWe offense and feels obligated to complete the four-year te.rril to which he was elected in 1972. Burch predicted Nixon would give that answer to any delegation that might come lo tha White House lo seek his resignation. ''' "It seems to me the Presi; dent of the United States is en- itled to due process," Burch added. Schwciker. who has often split with Nixon on issues, said ie would not prejudge Nixon on ssues relating to impeachment. But he said the edited transcripts of presidential Watergate conversations released last week "will inevitably destroy your capacity to lead our nation effectively for the remainder of your term." "I am convinced you can best serve your country and the presidency !y resigning now," Schwciker said. Schweiker is the third Republican senator to call for Nixon's resignation. Sens. Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts ind James L. Buckley, of New York previously had called on ixon to resign. "There is no question that tha President's position is continuing to deteriorate," said a senior Republican senator. Another reported increasing cloakroom talk that Nixon would resign if the House votes to impeach him. Almost nobody in the House,private conversation, now believes that impeachment is not a foregone conclusion, said Rep. Charles Wilson, D-Tex. . NEW PRESSURE New pressure for Nixon's resignation oarne Thursday from three top House Republicans and several Midwestern newspapers on the day the Housa Judiciary Committee formally opened it 1 ? hearings on whether Nixon should be impeached. The statements that Nixon should consider resigning were made by Reps. John J. Rhode* of Arizona, the House GOP eader; John B. Anderson of II- inois. chairman of the House Republican Conference, a n d Barber B. Conable of New York, chairman of the GOP Policy Committee. Rhodes said Nixon "ought to Susan Adams, 22. of.Leverett G a r d e n s apartments, w a s charged today in Washington Circuit Court with conversion of more than $17,000 in public 'unds from the county Food Stamp Office. Miss Adams is accused of laking 517.809 from the Food Stamp office in her capacity of office supervisor and using the funds for her own purposes, during the period from Sept. 14, 1973 to April 15, 1974. Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ron McCann said (he charge of conversion of public funds is similar to embezzlement, but involves public money, which falls under a separate statute. Miss A d a m s was to appear in Washington Circuit Court this Nixon, Ford Meet WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Nixon and Vice President Gerald R. Ford met privately today -- their first meeting since Ford suggested Watergate and other disclosures have created a crisis of confidence in government. NEWS BRIEFS money has been recovered and lat officers have traced some f the rest of Ihc money, but lave not been able to recover biggest contributor* boutinf mort«juj« to the market yestors seek out more lucrative investments with interest rates soaring. President Nixon s a i d the money the government is committing should help finance over 200.000 additional homes. The housing industry has been in a steady decline since 1973, with housing starls of 318,000 for the first three months of this year compared to 4*8.000 for the same period last year. The President's action expands a program initiated last January when the Department of Housing and Urban Development committed over |6 billion 000 new homes. The money was applied lo Velerans Administration and F e d e r a l Housing Ariminis- :ration mortgages to cut the in;crest homeowners pay from the current FI1A-VA maximum of 8Vi per cent, to 7% per cent. The effect is to trim the monthly payments on a $30,000 mortgage over 30 years by just over $15.30 per month. The President said he Is com milling an additional $3.3 bil lion to t h i s program but wil only subsidize the interest rates to a level of eight per cent. He estimated this would be enough Claim Disputed TOKYO CAP) -- The North Koreans said an American helicopter they fired on T h u r s d a y was inside N'orth Korean territory. They disputed an American claim that two choppers came under fire while flying south of the Demilitaried Zone between North and South Korea. A Pyongyang broadcast charged that the U.S. helicopter "circled the air above the area of our side to commit a reckless provocation." Hit Sanctuaries By T\t Associated Press Israeli planes attacked guerrilla sanctuaries inside Lebanon today, Syrian jets raided Israeli positions on the Golan Heights, and tank and artillery duels erupted along the 40-mile front. The Tel Aviv command said its fighter-bombers hit "terror- st concentrations" in the south money outlined by the President was $3 billion to allow the Federal Home Ixian Bank Sys- ;em to buy up conventional mortgates from savings and loans. The commitments would be limited to mortgages ot $35,000 or less and would have the effect of giving the institutions more money to lend. The third element in the President's program Involved $4 billion to advance to the same savings and loans al a rate below their current borrowing costs. east pocket of Lebanon near Mt. Hermon. The planes rocketed and strafed the positions witnesses said. Deduction Banned WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bil .hat would bun President Nixon 'rom receiving » tax deductior for charitable contributions or Lhe While House tape record ings has been introduced by Rep. Jonathan Bingham. D-N Y. Attempt Fails TOKYO (AP) -- A "liber ilion group" of about 30 physi :ally handicapped persons Iriec o prevent Tokyo cripples from ,'icwing the Mona Lisa loday ^olico removed Ihem when hey lay in Ihe doorway ol Ihe Ialional Art Museum. The protesters luindccl ou eaflcts charging that the spe cial showing for the hamii capped of the [.eonardo da Vin ci masterpiece was "furthe discrimination" against them. Drive Rolls On PHNOM PENH. Cambodia AP) -- The Khmer Rouge drive along Highway 4 near the south coast of Cambodia rolle on today with military source reporting the loss of the sev enth government oulpost in th. area within a week. The sources said more thai 20 of the 2 C O m a n garrison a ilung C h h a s , 90 miles south west of Phnom Penh, wcr missing after Ihe morlar an infantry assault Thursday. To Leftist PARIS (AP) -- A public opin ion poll published today ga\ leftist presidential candidal Francois Mitterrand n 51 lo 4 per cent edge over conseryativ c a n d i d a t e d'Estaing. Valery Giscar fternoon to. answer the charge, nd was..to be served with rrest.papers at that time. McCann.. explained that the ood Stamp office receives om $6,000 to $7.000 at the first ' the month, and t h a t the loney is taken to the bank the ight it is received. The next ay a cashier's check is made ayable to the federal govern- lent and is to be sent to Ihc roper--governmenl office. rKlen 'reporl is also sent A to supervisory office in Little CHECK NOT RECEIVED In recent months, the federal overnment has not received its heck from the Fayetteville- 'ashington county office, and omeone in the supervisory fice in Little Rock noticed hat the monthly reports were ot coming in as usual. That office called in state uditors and the staff of the egislative Joint Auditing Com littce began its investigation n mid-April. McCann said their nvestigation was completed days ,ago. and a report ·as to be turned in to the Joint kuditing Committee today. McCann said $7.000 of Ihe According Warns was iffice in 1972 and became lUpervisor in May, 1973, lo McCann. Miss employed by the consider resignation as a possible option" if it becomes ap- jarent that erosion of public :onfiden-;e prevents him from effectively discharging his duties. He said "I do not feel that we have yet reached that point" but said also that "the President is no', having an over-all beneficial effect on the prospects of the Republican party." Conable said. "Obviously, tha ^resident docs have to consider resignation as an option." But le added. "1 am not recommending it " Anderson, however, said th» President ought to resign for Ihe sood of the country and predicted he will be impeached if he fails to step down voluntarily. He also said GOP congressional leaders have considered going lo Nixon and asking him to resign but have decided to hold off until after the House votes on impeachment. AFTER EDITORIALS The comments came after calls for Nixon's resignation from the Chicago Tribune, the Omaha World-Herald, and. .the Kansas City Star Co., publisher of the afternoon Star and morn- Times. In addition Ihe Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Los Angeles Times called for impeachment of the President. All the newspapers had sup- porled Nixon in the past. A l s o , Democratic party (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Chilean Junta Speeds Final Judgment Against Activists SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -After eight months in power. Chile's military j u n t a is spced- ng the final judgment of actlv- sts in the government of Marx- st President Salvador Allende. More than 100 persons are now on trial or awaiting sentencing by military tribunals .hroughout the country. At least 6.000 persons arrested ader Ihe Sept. 11 coup still are imprisoned. The air force member of the junla. Gen. Gustavo Leigh, said '.wo weeks ago lhat proceedings for all those held would be started quickly to determine who should stand trial and who should be released. He said or ders had been issued to accelerate trial of those accused. Charges range from posses sion of Marxist literature to treason and espionage. Dozens face death sentences although no one has been executed in (our months. Gen. Oscar Bonilla, the interior minUter, said this week the lour-man Junt« would re view all death sentences. Au -/) thority ta confirm or commute of them. such sentences had been "temporarily delegaled" to local ;arrison commanders earlier because of emergency condi- ions, Bonilla said. Summary military coiirtf sent at least 96 men to the fir- ng sqiiads shortly after th« coup. But the j u n t a ended these drumhead executions in mid- January. Death sentences Imposed on five men in San Fernando last month were commuted Monday by the province's military governor to long prison terms. The only persons now known ;o be sentenced to death ar« :wo former directors of the Socialist party convicted in Valdivia of plotting to assassinate local military commanders. An air force "council of war 1 ' is trying 67 men in Santiago, and death sentences are asked for six ot the defendants. There are reports--not yet confirmed by the government --that 25 army officers will go on trial soon on charges ot betraying the armed wrvices. and that the prosecution will ask the death penalty for four

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