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Cunes: 114* YEAR-NUMBER 314 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, MAY 12, 1974 ·£·56 PAGES-25 CENTS Springtime And Finals Final examinations nt the University of Arkansas can bring a note n( grim seriousness (o even a spring after- noon, as demonstrated by the solid concentration of Joel Sparler, a sophomore linguistics major, as he studies un- der a free near (he Greek Theater on campus. (TIMES* photo by Kay Gray) At Breakfast Rally County Democrats Hear Bumpers, Pryor Hcviried by candidates for U.S. senator, governor and congressman -- or Ihcir representatives -- Democratic candidates for a variety of offices spoke to an estimated 200 persons at Saturday morning's Washington County Democratic B r e a k f a s t Rally at F«yeUeville High School. Not all ths candidates showed up. Sen. ,1. W. Fulhright, Lt. Gov. Boh Kiley and former Gov. Orval Faubus sent representatives. Mrs. Betty FulbrlghL, wife of Senator Fulhright, and Jim B l a i r , co-chairman o f Fulbright's campaign, sixke in behalf of the senator, who liad previous speaking engagements. Gov. Dale Bumpers, who is opposing Fulbright's bid for the Democratic nomination, attended the rally iiixl spoke, leaning heavily on his administration's record. Blair attacked the actions of Bumpers on several accounts a n d rc[Hatcd Kulbright's challenge to a series of television debates Ixstwecn the senatorial candidates. ACTION CRITICIZED Blair said the the governor had not filled vacant seals of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees and the Alcohol Beverage Control Board and implied that this was a tactic to get votes from persons hoping to be appointed to these positions. "This is the man who wants lo take seniority away from Congress," Blair said as he nodded to Governor Bumpers. lie went on lo defend ttie seniority system, saying it is one of the things that keeps Arkansas alive and gives the state protection with the "tremendous influence of the most powerful congressional delegation in Washington." T h c community college concept advocated by Bumpers was also attacked by Blair who claimed that it hurt, the University of Arkansas and primary and secondary education in Ihc state. MRS. FULRRIGHT Mrs. Fulbright said that, "In all of Ihc years that I have shared with Bill, first in the House then in the Senate, I have been proud that he has always faced up to decisions. I ca n recommend him to you as a man of courage, a man of foresight, a man of integrity. a man who keeps his word, a man of Arkansas and I ask you all to re-elect my Bill." F o l l o w i n g t h e Fulhright speeches, Governor Birmpers K poke of the prog rcss i n the stale since he has been governor. He pointed to im- nrovemenlK in (he stale's prison system, an increase in community facilities for retarded children and reorganization of [everybody docs not want or the state government "so that the people in the state government have responsibility for what they are doing." T h e community college concept was defended by Bumpers. who s^iid t h a t need an academic career and that there was ati "education void" in the state the com munity college concept, is designed to fill. He added that teachers' (CONTINUED ON PAGE 11A) STORMS HIT TWO STATES CHICAGO (AP) -- One person was killed Saturday as a tornado demolished a home in southern Michigan and a twister swept across Southwest Georgia. The kilter tornado near Pinckney, Mich., was one of several twisters that roared over the south end of the state. There were scattered reports of damage and one injury. In Georgia, a house and a mobile home were damaged (ind power lines were down in two counties. But there were no reports on injuries. Rainy weather streaked much of the eastern part of the nation. nnilinilHIllinillllMinnmnilllllinnillininimillllUllllllIUI Drivers Shun Truck Strike Xy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Militant independent truckers are urging another shutdown to protest high fuel prices and lower speed limits, h u t most drivers say they'll keep rolling. "Most Iruckers . . . can sen no gain from a strike," said Frank Sigloh. a drivers 1 spokesman in Idaho. "They're concerned about prices, of course, but a strike isn't going lo do a darned t h i n g for them." Michael Parkhurst, edilor oF Overdrive Magazine, has urged driver-owners to pull off Ihe rotid tl 12:01 a.m. Monday, A spokesman for Parktuirst predicted that BO.OQD to 90.000 t r i i - ckcrs will participate and said that would he BO or 00 per cent of all the owner-drivers in the country. Parkhurst was one of the leader.s of a truckers' s h u t d o w n in January and February that sparked violence is some areas, cut (ruck traffic on major h i g h w a y s and resulted in partitil fuel price rollbacks. Police Seize Hijacked Jet At Bogota BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -Led by a relief pilol and a policeman who used k a r a t e blows, police stormed a Colombian airliner Saturday at the Bogota airport and recaptured it from hijackers who had held it for 16 hours. Witnesses said shots were fired. Authorities said one hijacker was shot to death, another died an hour later at a hopilal and the Ihird was cap tured. Police said 14 of the 86 passengers were injured, but most of the injuries were reported to be minor. When the attack was over, authorities said they discovered lhat the hijackers had only one old ,38-caliber revolver with them. What they had claimed was a bomb was only an empty can. Passengers who escaped through an emergency exit during Ihc police attack said one of he six-member crew -- a stewardess --- had been hurt. The hijackers took over the plane Friday night on a flight from Pereira in western Colombia to Bogota. They released 2(i of the 112 passengers in Bogota, then look the plane (o Cali. 00 miles to the west. A f t e r an gli-hour stop there, (hey returned to Pcroira, 20C miles southwest of Bogota, an: relumed lo the capital again. The hijackers initially demanded lo go lo Cuba, then demanded $300,000 in exchange for the 92 persons still aboard. But the a i r l i n e and governmcnl said they would not negotial and police ordered (he attack. The attack came just after Ihe refusal to pay the ransom The hijackers apparently de cided to Fly out of Colombia. Hell Never Give Up, Nixon Tells Seniors House Panel Plans Study Of Evidence WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Judiciary Committee will examine evidence this week dealing with the Watergate cover-up that could be decisive in determining whether President Nixon will be impeached. Although Watergate is onl one of six areas the committee is investigating, it includes the most serious charges and could produce the accusations of criminal conduct that most House members are likely to require before voting to Impeach. Impeachment by the House is, in effect, an accusation. A trial on the charges would be held in the Senate, with a two- Ihirds majority required for conviction. One committee member, Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., already has said he found in the White House-edited transcripts a "clear, indisputable violation of fcxJcr.il criminal Jaw" in Nixon's discussions oE payments to keep convicted Watergate burglar .Howard Hunt quiet. OWN TRANSCRIPT The committee has its own transcript of that March 2,1, 1973, conversation between Nixon and former White House conn.sel John Dean. Producec with superior sound equipment it reportedly is more complete than the White House version. The committee also has se cret grand jury evidence dealing with the payments to Hunt and other Watergate defend ants. In the report accompanying its indictments of seven former White House anr Nixon campaign officials lasl March 1, the Watergate grand jury said $75,000 was delivered to Hunt's attorney the night of March 21. Other cover-up allegations on which the committee will receive evidence include attempts to get (lie CIA to limit the FBI's investigation of Watergate and the destruction of evidence immediately after the June 17, 1972, break-in. The committee resumes its consideration of evidence behind closed doors Tuesday, and is scheduled to continue them through Thursday. At the opening session last Thursday. Chief Counsel John Doar brought the committee up to the break-in at Democratic headquarters. Air Search To Continue HARRISON, Ark. (AP) -Aircraft from Arkansas and Missouri combed an area be Iweon here and NorFork Reservoir Saturday for a single-on R i n e airplane mi.ssing since Thursday on a Flight from Thayer. Mo., (o Faycttovillc. The plane was piloted by .Tim Miller, 40. of M a m m o t h Spring. Tiiere has been no contact with tlio plane since 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Maj. Remmel Wilson oF the Civil Air Patrol said Saturdaj ground crews had finisihec searching an area near Com ptnn (N'cvvton County) For the missinig plane. He said ';ircraFt completed a route search Saturday along the path the plane was thought (o have taken. Risk Factor Yet Unknown Vinyl Chloride Seen As Threat NEW YORK (AP) -- More than 200 million pounds of vinyl chloride escapes into the atmosphere each year from United Stales m a n u f a c t u r i n g plants, an Environmental Protection Agency scientist said Saturday. Nineteen cases of a rare liver cancer, angiosarcoma, 13 of them in the United States, have been discovered in workers exposed to vinyl chloride, a chemical widely used in plastics. Liver damage has been discovered in a small number of workers using the plastic polyvinyl chloride in m a k i n g floor tiles. Polyvinyl chloride is used in a wide range of products. The Food and Drug Administration and the KPA rcccnlly recalled several dozen aerosol producls in which vinyl chloride was used as a propcllant. Dr. Glenn Schweilzcr, director of the office of toxic substances oF the EPA, discussed "Environmental Concern Beyond Ihe Workplace," at a special scientific meeting in response lo the recent discovery of Ihc rare liver cancers. "... There is no doi'bt." Dr. Schweitzer said, "that In the U n i t e d Slates substantial amounts of vinyl chloride -probably exceeding 200 million pounds a n n u a l l y -- and large quantities of polyvinyl chloride, probably exceeding 50 million pounds, are being discharged into the environment during the polyvinyl chloride production process." "Most of the vinyl chloride escapes directly into the atmosphere as air emissions, with lesser amounts dissolved in water, e f f l u e n t sireams, and entrapped in sludge and solid wastes. Polyvinyl chloride losses occur as participates in air emission, suspended solids in tor efFluonts and components oF solid wastes." The risks lo segments of the population that may be exposed arc not known, Dr. Schweitzer indicaled. One needed study, the EPA scientist said, is oF populatio near chemical plants that are likely to have been exposed to low levels of vinyl chloride over a long period of time. "It is the responsibility of .,, dustry." he said, "lo "support such efforls which will help clarify whether m a n u f a c t u r i n g activities pose a risk to neigh borhoon residents." Actor Concludes Ozarks Tour Veteran character actor Chill Wills, 13, stopped at FuycUc- vihVs Drake Field Saturday at the end of a two-day tour of the Ozarks before catching a plane for Las Vegas, Nev., where he will act as host at the World Serins of Poker. Asked if he planned to continue his film career W i l l s said, "Well son, it's a rut race. You gotta keep up with your (axes. You make a l i t t l e summer money tmd a little winter money and a whole lot of tux money-" (TIMESphnio by Kay Gray) Kissinger Sets Decisive Talks With Israelis JERUSALEM CAP) - Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger sent nides (o survey strategic hills on the Golan Heights on Saturday before beginning \vlial one U.S. official said could be a "decisive meeting with Israeli leaders on a disengagement agreement with Syria. Accompanied by Lt. Gen. Mordechal Gur, (he Israeli chief of staff, Kissinger's aides, Joseph ,1, Sisco and Harold D. Sanmters. flew by helicopter to the northern Israeli airstrip. then drove to the gutted Golan Heights provincial capital of Quncitra. Sisco, undersecretary of state for political affairs, and Snun- ders, the top Middle East s[c- cialist on Ihe National Security Council, also toured three hills overlooking Israeli f a r m i n g communities near the abandoned town. Israel is rehiclntit to yield the hills us part of a separation of forces agreement. The military command said that fighting continued as the two Americans visited the area, NEWS BRIEFS Weapons Stolen Ed Nardman of Koulc 2, Winslow. told sherifF's deputies that someone had broken into his house sometime Friday, taking five guns and several other items. Deputies described the guns as a 20 gauge shotgun, a .22 caliber pistol, a .22 caliber rifle. a .38 caliber pistol and a -110 gauge shotgun. Also t a k e n were a set of silverware, a vacuum cleaner, three sheets, two electric blankets and two pillow cases. Dr. Day Elected Dr. John Day. director of the University of Arkansas Student Health Service, is the new president oF the Southwestern College Association. The association consists of health officers from colleges and universities in Arkansas, Oklahoma. Texas. Louisiana and New Mexico. Quake Hits China IIONfi KONG (AP) -- A se vere earthquake hit a mountainous region in southwest China before d a w n Saturday and. based on q u a k e magnitude reports and Chinese maps, may have heavily damaged two big cities and several smaller towns. It was the second major quake to hit Asia in three days. Body Identified SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) -Authorities have identified a young man t h r o w n from a fast moving car near here Friday as Timothy Smithcrs, 16, of Shreveport. Police said his hands were hound with electrical cord, looped in a noose around his neck. The Ixxly was found along Interstate 20 about 10 miles west of the Texas stale line in at area where, police said other todies have been found u n d e r similarly mysterious conditions, Pedestrian Killed BEIJ.ETO.NTE, Ark. (AP) -The father-in-law of U.S. Uep. John Paul Hammerschmidt. R- Ark.. was killed early S a t u r d a y when struck by a car on U.S. 62 two miles cast of this Boone County community, Slate Po lice said. State Police identified the victim as John Sharp, 85, of near Harrison. Slate Police said the accident occurred when Roy Owen Rur- kes. 19. of Hindesville, the driver of the ear, was traveling west and saw Sharp in the middle of the highway. Burkes unsuccessfully tried to stop the car. police said. but there were no reports oF battles in the immediate vicin ity and it was not known iF Sisco and Saumler.s could h e a r the action. They reported to Kissin- aFter their four-hour inspection, Israel is willing to give up at least part of Quneitra to U.N. control, hut is said to balk at leaving the hills, which provide defensive screen for the set- Uemenls. CJuncitra was abandoned by ils 35.000 civilians and captured bv the Israelis in the 1367 war. In Damascus, the newspaper oF the ruling Syrian Tiaath party also reflected the importance oF Kissinger's next round of l a l k s with the Israelis and Syrian President Hafez Assad on Sunday. Its b a n n e r headline, quoted by Israel radio, read: "Decisive 2-i Hours. Disengagement or Total War." Kissinger spent part of Saturday resting in his hotel room. The rest was so unusual [or Kissinger lhat rumors began circulating lhat the secretary secretly left to r e t u r n to Washington because oF reports President Nixon might resign Finally. U.S. spokesman Robert McCloskey quashed the rumors, saying: "I just went up to talk with Ihe secrelary. The secretary of state is here in his suite with his wife." After a work session on Friday, Israeli negotiators sounded more optimistic about reaching an agreement than they h a v e since Kissinger's mission began two weeks ago. Oklahomans Offer Warm Reception STILLWATEK, Okla. (AP) Vowing fie would "never give up," President Nixon came lo America's .heartland Saturday night and told a university commencement crowd that Congress should promptly dispose ot the impeachment issue. As a warm spring twilight settled on Oklahoma Slate Uni- veristy's Football stadium, Nixon told the graduating class: "What a great time, for a new generation." He said the graduates could look forward to a more peaceful world where people of all nations work together in the common cause of bettering mankind. Only once in his 35-minule address did N i x o n refer directly to oFforts to oust him from the nation's highest office, although he acknowledged t h a t some in the stadium crowd ot about 25,01)0 "obviously disapprove oF jhc speaker."' The President declared that he had "presented all oF the evidence to Congress" -- a stalomonl greeted by a smattering of boos -- and added: "I trust Ihe House of Representatives will act promptly ... so the President and Congress can get on with the people's business, as we should." FEW JEERS H E A R D The crowd was generally q«i- el, but a few sliouls such as "pay your laxes" and "liar" could be. heard as Nixon spoke. University President Robert Kamm bad banned signs and placards From the stadium; and in introducing Nixon. K a m m said be had come lo campus "as President and as a Fellow h u m a n being." Kainm said Nixon should be treated will] "the affection and respect due one who has given so much in public service." Nixon's reception was generally regarded as f r i e n d l i e r -- wilh less heckling -- l h a n ( h a t be received lasl wekend at a public appearance in Phoenix, Ariz. lie received standing ovations when he was introduced, at the conclusion of his remarks and when he and Mrs. Nixon were escorted from the stadium to head back (o Washington. Several times the crowd applauded his call ft)]- cooperative e f f o r t s lo conquer the energy crisis and world food and h e a l t h prob- 'ems. PEACE EFFORTS Nixon spoke oF eFForts For peace in the Middle East, an area that he said "could be equated as Ihe Balkans of the '70s unless we do something about it and do something about it now." Earlier, as N'ixon flew lo Ok- l a h o m a . Vice President Gerald K. Ford said in Texas lhat ha didn't t h i n k it was "fair to the Presides! for him to resign wilh the inference t h a t he might he guilty when he doesn't believe he is giiilly." Ford said he had told N'ixon he d i d n ' t believe Ihe govern- mcnl was "about lo sink" and said again t-e believes the Pres ident to IK' innocent oF any wrongdoing in Watergate. As the Nixons a r r i v e d at Vance Air Force Base near FCnid. Okla . they were greeted by a f r i e n d l y , chering crowd lhat base o f f i c i a l s estimated at more t h a n I2,fi00. The air base crowd cheered T.n ON PAGE TWO! LOCAL FORECAST- Fair to partly cloudy today and cool nights. Lows' t o n i g h t through Monday w i t h mild days in the low 50s, with M o n d a y ' s high n e a r 89. Sunset today 8 : i 2 ; sunset today 8:13; sunrise Monday 6:13. Weather map on page 1315. Inside Sunday's TIMES Clean Up Leaves A Dirty Problem JA Nothing Endangered About Tnis Species 9A Crossword Punle IDA Poison Poke: Mot In Tlie darks IB Employment Outlook Not All Black 13B What Makes People Really Creative? ..Famiy Weekly Editorial For Women .. Rook Reviews 4A Entertainment I IT .... 6A-7A Sports 4D-8R 10A Classified 10B-12B

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