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INSIDE- Edilorial 4 For women ......-,.. 5 Sports ··:·:·:·»: 6 Amusements ,.v..,....-..... 7 Comics --.........-. 8 Classified ,.v .-.- 9-11 114th YEAS-NUMBER 313 Jfrrthtoost The Public Interest Is Hie First Concern Ot This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, SATUftDAY, MAY 11, 1974 IOCAI rOMCAST- Fa!r and cooler tonight, continued mild Sunday. Low last night 65. Lows tonight in til* mid to upper 40s. Highs Sunday near 80. Sunset today 8:12; sunrise Sunday 6:14. Weather map on page It. PAGES-TEN CENTS Crash Victims Rescued Chicago firemen nse .snorkel baskets to remove some of the 100 persons injnrecl in a collision *f two Chicago Transit Authority trains on (he city's south side Friday. The crash was the third se- rious accident ot within a month, photo) the lines (AP wire- Economic Advisers Disagree Butz Says Food Prices Should Be Lowered WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz says supermarkets should be lowcnng Ihcir prices, but administration economic advisers say not to expect it. "Farmers have taken a major adjustment in price in the 3ast several weeks. Prices of major farm commodities have dropped 20 to '10 per cent since January and February," But?, said in a statement Friday. "U is high time that these lower Farm prices show up more fully in lower retail store prices. While food prices at st o res have leveled off some, margins are si ill higher than normal,*' he said. However, Presidient Nixon's chief economic adviser indicated lhat food prices will continue to rise the remahuler of the year, although at a slower rate, SLOWDOWN LIKELY Dr. Herbert Stein, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, said, "Retail food-price increases, which accounted for about one-third of the 12.2 per cent rise in the Consumer Price Index in the first quarter, should slow substantially in the April-June period." And Dr. Gary L. Seevers member of the council, said, "We don't expect food prices to fall" this year. Any reductions in the price of individual food items should be fett now. if they come at all, he added. Stein .said the slowdown in food price increases should offset an expected rise in prices of goods other than fuel and food and result in "a rate of flation substantially below cent rates. 11 Even so, said Stein, "We're not painting a very rosy picture." He said the administration now feels inflation for the year will be about 7 per cent, an increase of 1 per cent over earlier estimates. Prices of gasoline and clec tricity will continue climbinj; but not as quickly as they dir in the first quarter. Stein tolc the Senate-House Economic subcommittee on consumer ceo nomics. AGAINST BUDGET CUT Meanwhile, another of the President's economic adviser.. argued against any major cut in next year's budget. The speech in Cleveland by loy L. Ash, director of the Of- ice of Management and Budg- t, revealed a sharp dispute in lie administration. Treasury Secretary William S. Simon has urged a deep No TV Listing Because of m e c h a n i c a l difficulties, the daily listing of television programs does not appear in today's TIMES. H will be resumed in Sunday's edition. budget cut as a means of fight ing inflation. But Ash said current esti mates of the budget deficit ex pected for next year arc within the range of a proper non-in flationary balance. Jet Hijackers Seek Ransom In Colombia PEREIRA, Colombia (AP) -group of young hijackers orc'ed a Colombian plane to fly o Pereira today after the government refused to meet Iheir demand for $300,000 to free 92 asscngcrs and crew. The plane arrived after an SVi-hour stop in Cali, 150 miles outh of Pereira, where the hijackers held a gun to the pilot's lead and demanded the ransom delivered by a man in battling suit to ensure he was unarmed. But the Colombian president's office said it would not negotiate under pressure, re fused to meet Ihe ransom demand and told the hijackers hey had two choices: surrender or go on to Cuba. "These men have a gun to my head," the pilot. Hodrigo Arboleda, said from the plane on the runway at the Cali airport. "They are becoming very CTVOUS." The captain told the control .ower that the hijackers "do not want to go to Cuba anc sometimes grow impatient anc order me to fly without a fixed destination, but I won't risk :aking off at random." While Ihe pilot talked with Lhe tower, the president's office ordered authorities not to ncgo tiate the ransom payment. "The governmenl will no negotiate under pressure no' submit Eo blackmail and fo this reason we arc not going ti pay one cent," said Rafael Na ranjo Villegas, secretary gener a! of the presidency. The Avianca Airlines jet, . Boeing 727, was hijacked Fri day night on a flight betwec the eastern Colombian city c Pereira and the capital city c Bogola, Some passengers wer allowed lo get off at Bogot and said there were four to six hijackers. DRY WEATHER MOVING IN By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkarisans are in store fo some dry weather. T h e N a t i o n a l Weathe: Service said today a colt front in Central-Kansas wa: expected to move southwarc through Arkansas today am tonight, bringing an end I the thundershowers in Arkan sas. T h e s e showers \vcr associated wilh a warm fron now in Northeast Arkansa and moving east-noriheast ou of the state. As the cold fron crosses Arkansas, the NW£ said, a much drier north win would put a halt to the mois ture in the state. Tomatoes On Florida Lawn TAVARES, Fla. (AP) -Charles O'Neall fertilized hi lawn with (hrce tons of sludge expecting it to produce lus green grass. Instead, he ende up wilh 40.000 tomato plants. "Ripe or £reen, I like them, said the 63-year-old O'Neall, cabinet maker. "But I'm not nut over them. . .and I'm sure won't he after this is over." O'Neall said lhat when r started hauling the sludge in. sewage plant official told hii he would probably later find few tomato plants growing i his lawn, "Naturally, we thought we have some here and there, h certainly not t h i s m a n v O'Neall added. "We've even g f o u r or f)ve watermelon an pumpkin vines in with them." Three different k i n d s of I maloes surround the couple white, two-bedroom home Tavares, located in the heart Central Florida's lake country "We've got cherry tomatoe the regular ones and one kir I'm not sure of," said Mr O'Neall. Nixon Battles For Political Survival Despite Opposition Bumpers Says Debate Idea 01 Fulbright Gov. Dale Bumpers said here riday he wouldn't characterize imself as being ahead jehind in the race for the Dcm- jcratic nomination to the Sente. During a 20-minute press con- crence in his Washington ounty headquarters at Fay- teville, Bumpers said the polls howing him ahead of his oppo- ent, Sen. William Fulbright, do ot influence him. Bumpers, who has been asked debate Fulbright on national elevision, says he will decide his weekend. Asked if he were mplying Fulbright rather than television stations had ini- aled Ihe idea of a debate, .umpers said, "I'm not ini- lying il, I'm stating it." He epeatcd that he had not been 'privy' 'to any of the debate rrangements. Whether there would be an urpose to a debale since both andidates are Ihoughl to hok imilar views about mos ssues, Bumpers said he didn' now and acided that he wantec o keep the campaign on the ighcsl level possible. He said he had not "dent irated" Fulbright during his :ampaign and does not wan he campaign to turn inlo 'just an argument." Asked if the campaign is ased more on personality than ssues, I«fci'*npers repeated ver latim his past comment tha he issues will be decided b; he voters May 28 and not b: rim, his opponent, or some edi orial writer. "Whatever is o: peoples' minds, I'm doing m; 'ery best to talk about," hi said. OFFERS COJ1D1ENTS B u m p e r s commented 01 scniorily, Ihe differences bet ween being governor and sena or, Ihe importance of recyclini md resource management, am he "new federalism." On seniority, Bumpers said h' "elt "tenurj in Congress cer ainly is no prohibition to beini » committee chairman, but i should not be an absolute." Asked about the differeno ictween being a governor am senator, Bumpers said tha although he "obviously didn' lave 30 years experience in th' egislature," he had to be fami iar with legislative procedur governor. "You're dealini with the same problems, b u you're dealing with them in i different way," he said. His experience with moni oring federal programs In edu cation, transportation and en vironmenlal protection will hcl lim as a freshman senator, h said. Bump;rs thought a gover nor, has more leeway simpl; lecause he is in an executiv position. What committee would he lik io serve on if elected senator Bumpers replied he'd like t serve in interior a f f a i r s o commerce, m charge of wha he termed Ihe most scriou deficiency in the country -long range goals and objective. Bumpers said he believe that virtually all of (he nation resources have lo be recycle and managed wilh priorities e lablished on which resources 1 use anil hy whom. CHANGING MFF.STYLF, "We can't continue to live Ih same lifestyle in this country, he said. "In other words, M can'l he a throw-away societ; The only renewable resource that will be available to th nation some day in the futur are land and water. "Because some day -- I can say how far away -- all of tli petroleum, all of the aluminu: (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Radical New Thinking Likely British Eye Military Policy LONDON (AP) -- A review of military policy by Britain's Labor government could lead to radical new thinking about defense in the the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, a high political source said today. The source said one plan under study foresees replacement of big standing armies in Europe with national or territorial militias -- similar to the American National Guard -- backed up hy highly mobile American and British strike forces. British authorities have pre- Acted that such a system would be ceeded if East-West troop reduct'ons in Europe now under discussion in Vienna actually take place. The troop reductions would reduce the size of the standing armies, which NATO considers essential to hold back invaders from the East while tactical nuclear weapons are made ready for use. The Labor government believes Brita'n Is shouldering too much of the European defense burden in comparison with other European allies. The Laboi- party promised In the campaign before last February's elections to slash defense spending by "hundreds of millions of pounds" a year. For. fiscal 1974-1975 Ihe national de-; fense allocation is J8.B billion. ! But any major defense cuts remain to be determined in detail and discussed with fellow NATO members. The source said Britain is the only European ally contributing warships to the defense of the North Atlantic, and also is making a substantial contribution to the defense of the Mediterranean. And the source also said that Britain and West Germany are the only European allies contributing men aid arms to tha defense of NATO's ccnlral an northern commands. "There simply will have to reductions," .the source sai "ff we go on as we are now, b 1980 Britain will be poorer pc capita than Italy and yet w are contributing more of ou gross national product propo tionately than the prospcrou West Germans," The government is scrutini ing all of its military con mitments around the globe. Bi cancelling or reducing some those commitments could save much, and observers sa Kurope was a likely place Io major economics. Of Pre-Watergate Meeting New Tape Subpoena Planned WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ouse Judiciary Committee is \pected to subpoena another /hite House tape next week, espite President Nixon's an- ounccd intention to turn over o more Watergate material. Committee sources said Frl- ay that a subpoena probably ill be issued for the tape of a re-Watergate White House necting in an effort to see if ixon had advance knowledge f the plan to bug Democratic eadquarters. Chief committee counsel John )oar said he would request a uhpoena at t h e committee's ext business session The April 4, 1972 meeting in- olved Nixon; his former Chief f Staff, H.R. Haldcman; and ormer Atty. Gen. John N. Mithell. It took place four days fter Nixon's re-election cam- aign aides had approved a Ian for electronic surveillance f the Democrats, according to testimony by Jeb Stuart Magruder. an official of the re-elec- tiorr committee. Nixon has denied knowing in advance- of the Watergate break-in. Nixon lawyer James D. St. Clair said this week that no more Watergate material would be delivered. C h a i r m a n Peter W. Rodino Jr.. D-N.J., said a day would be set aside next week for the committee to act on such business as the issuance of the subpoena. Checks with committee members indicate there would be little opposition to issuing it. T h e committee resumes closed hearings on Tuesday in its i n q u i r y into passible grounds for impeachment. If a majority of the House votes to impeach Nixon, a two- thirds majority would then be needed in the Senate to convict. In other Watergate developments: --Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy was found guilty of contempt of Congress for refusing to be sworn in or to testify before a House committee last year. U.S. District Judge John H. Pratt suspended a six-month sentence, noting other convictions against Liddy. --Another convicted Watergate conspirator, E. Howard Hunt, denied that he tried to blackmail President Nixon. Hunt said his requests for $120.000 from t h e - administration were not on the condition that he maintain silence about the break-in. --Former White House ap pointments secretary Dwight L. Chapin pleaded with U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell to give him probation rather t h a n jail. He was convicted of lying to the FBI in its investigation of dirty tricks against Democrats during the 1D72 presidential primaries. Saucer Catcher Fritz, a Gentian Shepherd o\rnerl by Robert Castille of I,os Alamos, N. Mcx. gives his all when indalging in one of his (avoriles pasttimcs -- c a t c h i n g flying saucers thrown hy his master. Friiz is practicing for the city's saucer-catching contest f n r dogs planned for May 19. (AP Wirephoto) NEWS BRIEFS Search Continues HARRISON, Ark. (AP) -- A ground Newton search County continued today for single-engine airplane missing ;ince Thursday morning. M a j . Rennmel Wilson of the Civil Air Potrol said today the weather was clearing in the Compton area, and the CAP was preparing to launch one plane to join in the search. The missing plane was piloted by Jim Miller, 40, of Mammoth Springs. There has been no contact with the miss ing plane since it left Thayor, Mo., at 7:30 a.m. Thursday on a flight to Fayelteville. In Peking TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Zulfikar AM Bhutto of Pakistan arrived in Peking today on an official visit to China at the invitation of Premier Chou En-lai, a Peking broadcast said. Quake Jolts China HONG KONG (AP) -- A major earthquake jolted an area of southwestern C h i n n early today, the Royal Observatory reported. The Observatory said the q u a k e struck 192 miles south west of the city of Chungking, about 400 miles north of the border with North Vietnam. A spokesman said the quake measured seven on the Richtcr seale, and was capable of causing widespread damage. The 1006 San Francisco earthquake Cooper Ousted LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Sev n persons, including con troversial Communist professor Dr. Grant Cooper, were re moved from a tribute Friday registered scale. 8.6 on tho Richter ight York at which former New Gov. Nelson Rockefeller was the keynote speaker. The tribute was to the lati Arkansas Gov. W i n t h r o p Rock efcller. The seven persons were re moved from the auditorium off-duty State Police, Rcpubli can officials and others a m i c boos, hisses, cries and gasp from the crowd of more tha 200. Not Sinking COLLEGE STATION, Tex (AP) -- Vice President Gerali H. Ford said today he to!' President Nixon he has been tolling the nation "the govern ment in Washington isn't abou to sink." In a speech for the com menccment at Texas ASM Uni versity. Ford referred briefly tf the one-hour meeting he ha Friday with Nixon bcfor launching hi? latest speakin: tour to B u f f a l o . N.Y., anc through Texas. 500 Weather Balloon* WASHWTON (AP) - Mor t h a n 500 weather balloons ar being sent aloft across much o the nation this wekend to help the space agency check the e! fectiveness of satellites. The balloons are being re leased at three-hour interval from 8 a.m. EOT today to a.m. KDT Sunday from point in virtually every state east o the Rocky Mountains. Grubbs Found Gun Theit Robert Lee Grubbs, 23, o' "'ayetteville, was given 14 years n the slate penitentiary Friday 'or breaking into the Washing ton County sheriff's office. The Washington Circuit Cour jury obviously didn't believ ""rubb's counter-charge tha Sheriff Bill Long had sold him he two guns allegedly taken n the Feb. 10 break-in, The jury deliberated about 30 0 45 minutes before recom mending a 14-year sentence on iach charge -- burglary ant [rand larceny ----- and asking hat the sentences run con urretitly. The state had attempted to prove Grubb's guilt by calling 1 police i n f o r m a n t who testifiet hat Grubbs took the guns am lad revealed their location to lim. The case first came to lighi \'hen the informant told Fay elleville police Sgt Bill Brook ibout the guns. (Long did noi release news of the break-in.) How eve r, the d efense co u n ered with the informant 1 record and "mental problems" and suggei'ed t h a t "the nolici vould Id him off if he tolc something." DENIES CONTACT Sheriff BUI Long appeared on he witness stand to deny tha ie had contact with Grubbs out side the jail or lhat he sold lim Ihe two guns for 5110. The defense also called pri soners in the county jail to tes ify (hat Gi ubbs had createt a disturbance one evening whili jail and that Sheriff Ixnj .hreatened to shackle him ti i bed, saying the Grubbs ha 'put the heat on him." Defense attempts to inEroduci Long's recent problems in : grand jury investigation, failer as did an attempt to cast cloub lxrig's story to the pres after the break-in came lo lighi Ixng safd he admitted on th' witness stand that he had beei 'evasive" with the press. The two guns involved wcr . revolver and a r i f l e that ha been stored in an evitlcnc room at the county jail, u n d e (CCWTINUKD OM PAGE TWO) Resignation Unlikely At This Time WASHINGTON (AP) -- Batting for his political life, Presi- ent Nixon was bound for a ampus appearance in Okta- oma tonight as a top aide suggested resignation might even- ually be considered if it would iclp the country. As a mounting chorus of congressional Republicans called m Nixon to consider stepping aside because of his Watergate iroblems, the President's wife, ~*at. relayed word through an assistant Friday that "she feels I's too bad the Republican eadership is coming out and saying these things because it's h a r m f u l lo Ihe country." She also said she feels her msband "will not resign, shouldn't resign and has never considered resigning." White House staff chief Alexander M. Ilaig Jr. sairl in an nterview he sees nothing now o prompt a Nixon resignation. But he acknowledged the President m i g h t consider that unprecedented step "if he thought hat served the best interests of .he American people." STRONG DENIAL The situation in Washington irompted While House Press Secretary Ronald L. Zicgler to call The New York Times Friday and issue a strong denial bat Nixon would resign. "The city of Washington is : ull of rumors. All that have icen presented to me today are ialse, and the one that heads the list is the one that says President Nixon intends to resign," the Times quoted Ziegler as saying. "His attitude is one of determination that he will not be driven out of office by rumor, speculation, excessive charges hypocrisy. . ." the Times f u r t h e r quoted Ziegler as saying. Continuing a travel-studded personal campaign to enlist public support, Nixon was to fly Lo Oklahoma to address evening commencement exercises at Oklahoma Slate University's football stadium in Stillwater. A recent student poll indicated about half the campus opposed the presidential visit. University authorities said they would bar hostile placards from the stadium. Nixon's hope of gaining the initiative in his fight against possible impeachment received another serious blow Friday when conservative Republican Sen. Milton Young of North Dakota, long a Nixon stalwart, urged that he turn over the presidency to Vice President Gerald R. Ford until the impeachment rjiiestioin is resolved. Under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution, Young s a i d , Nixon later could reclaim the presidency should the House vote against impeachment or the Senate acquit him after a f o r m a l (rial. NOT CONSIDERED Ford met with Nixon for an hour Friday morning and, at a later news conference at Buffalo. N.Y., said "I certainly could infer from everything he told me" lhat resignation is not being considered. Haig was asked if he could foresee any circumstances under which the President might resign. He replied: "I think the only thing that would tempt resignation on the part of the President would bo if he thought that served the best interests of the American people. "At this juncture I don't see (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Kissinger, Israelis Work On Disengagement Details JERUSALEM (AP) -- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger met with Israeli leaders today, working out details of a troop disengagement plan for presentation lo Syrian leaders in Damascus on Sunday. American and Israeli officials appeared apprehensive but hopeful that progress was being made and thai there remained a chance for an agreement to stop two months of fighting between Syrian and Israeli troops in the Golan Heights. Kissinger returned to Jerusalem on Friday after quick trips lo Saudi Arabia and F,gypt and met again with Israeli Premier Golda Meir. Later Kissinger said: "I continue to believe t h a t some progress Is being made." He said both sides were making "a detailed examination" of Israeli .and Syrian true* proposal*. "but we can't talk about an agreement." There were signs, however, indicating that positions might have bent enough to permit some sort of accord before Kissinger returns to Washington, probably In one week. United Slates officials said Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, who talked with Kissinger for three hours in Cairo Friday, had been in touch with the Syrian government. The Israeli newspaper Maa- riv reported that President Nixon had sent Mrs. Meir thrca messages during Kissinger's trip urging Israeli cooperation and flexibility in the negotiations. Maariv said the last messaga also implied a threat. -- possi- b l y involving withholding American arms --· If Jerusalem refuses to yield enough, for a disengagement p*ct,, ;

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