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msiof- Editorial 4 For women 5 Sports s.-f.'f,. 9-10 Comics .; 11 Classified :.-...... 12-13 Amusements 14 114th YEAR-NUMBER 31S 32ort1)U)cSt The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 13, 1974 lOCAl K«CAST- Partly cloudy, windy a n d warmer with a slight chance of thundershowen tonight a n d Tuesday: low last night 51. Lows tontght in the mid to upper 60s. Highs Tuesday In the low 80s. Sunset today 8:14; sunrise Tuesday 6:12. Weather map on page 3. PAGES-TEN CENTS According To President's Counsel Nixon Unlikely To Release More Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the House Judiciary Committee prepares to subpoena additional White House tapes, a presidential lawyer says "nothing in contemplation" would cause President Nixon to turn over more Watergate tapes. J. Fred Buzhardt, counsel to the President, was asked Sunday if Nixon's position is that he would refuse to yield either to a Supreme Court ruling or to a congressional demand for the tapes. "That's certainly my understanding of the present outlook of the President," Buzhardt replied. Buzhardt added that he does not feel that the White House ever will be faced with a court decision or a demand from the Senate during an impeachment trial for additional tapes. The House Judiciary Committee, investigating possible grounds for impeaching Nixon, is expected to issue another subpoena this week. The committee resumes consideration of evidence Tuesday. Buzhardt also charged that a "malicious and vicious" campaign is afoot to potson the public's mind against Nixon by charging that ethnic slurs were deleted from the Watergate transcripts released recently by the White House. The New York Times, quoting sources with direct knowledge of Nixon's comments, has reported that Nixon used the terms "Jew boy" and "wop" in referring to public officials. Buzhardt, appearing on CBS' "Face the Nation," said he had listened to "close to 40" of the tapes and heard no ethnic slurs. However, a source with access to unedited tapes told The Associated Press: "No reasonable person who heard those remarks could possibly deny that they were racial sluj-s.' Despite increasing clamor for his resignation, Nixon said over the weekend that he would never give up." The President was received with general warmth Saturday night hy crowds at Vance Air Strong Opposition Expected On Two Road Ordinances On Wooden Schooner An Indonesian sailor aboard a schooner at Pazar Ikan in Jakarta recalls (he days of sailing ships in the 19th century. Wooden ships, s o m e designed after those thai plied the islands before they gained their independence help 1 1 e (he commerce of the sea- bound nation together. (AP Wlrepholo) Federal Anti-Crime Wiretaps Invalidated By High Court WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court dealt a sharp setback to the Justice Department today by invalidating a number of anti-crime wiretaps because federal officials failed to follow the law. The decision could upset federal cases numbering in the hundreds, including organized crime and narcotics prosecutions. The case turned on whether the Justice Department under former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell followed the demands ol the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act in requesting wiretaps. The court held that Mitchell did not follow the requirements of the act in a series of wiretap requests that were signed by his executive assistant. The law specifies that either the attorney general himself or a specially-designated assistant attorney general approve wire tap requests. IN QUESTION The wiretaps requests ir question are made to federal judges, who must give approval before the taps can be made. Justice Byron R. White, writ ing for a unanimous co_urt noted that the Nixon adminis tration insisted that it shoulc have wide latitude in delegating the attorney general's authority to request wiretaps because the federal law grants wide latitude among stale officials in approv ing wiretap requests. White said, however, "it i apparent that Congress desirci to centralize and limit this au thority where it was feasible t do so, a de.sire easily imple mcnted in the federal cslab lishment by confining the au thority to approve wiretap ap plications to the attorney gener al or a designated assistant torney general. "To us. it appears wholly odds with the scheme and th history of the act to constTM (it) to permit the attorney gen cral to delegate [his authorit at will, whether it be to his ex ecutive assistant or to any off cer of the department o t h e than an assistant attorney general," White said. The wiretap applications question w e r e signed by Sc inderbaum who was Mitchell's \ecutive assistant. In a companion case the :urt permitted the government preserve the evidence gath- red in a number of other ques- oned wiretaps. FAA Probing Plane Crash JASPER, Ark. (AP) -- A iam from the Federal Aviation .dministration began an in- csligation today into the cause f a single-engine airplane rash which killed one person heriff Earl II. Fowler of New on County said Sunday night. The body of James Miller. 40 f Mammoth Spring was found n the wreckage of his Cessna 72 Sunday afternoon in a heav- ly wooded area in the Mount iherman community near here. The plane had been missing incc Thursday when Miller departed from Thayer, Mo., at :30 a.m. on a flight to Fayette- of Miller's death immediately known. Fowler said he was 'sure" Miller had died as a result of the crash. Capl. Max Reynolds of the livil Air Patrol said, "The crash is such that there could lave been no survivors." The plane hit the ground at a sleep angle, he said. No estimate of damage to the plane was immediately available, but Fowler said he ihought the plane would be a total loss. Reynolds said the plane was "completely disintegrated." Considerable opposition is expected at Tuesday afternoon's P l a n n i n g Commission concerning two proposed ordinances. One of the ordinances would, f passed hy the commission and later by the Board of Directors, designate Hwy. 62 west, from the Hwy. 71 bypass to the Farmington city limits, controlled access highway. The other deals with the definition of the term "service road" as it applies to controlled access highways. Concerned Citizens on 62 West, a group composed of property owners along the stretch of Hwy. 62 being considered for controlled access highway, has, in the past, put up stiff opposition to both ordinances. The group succeeded in having the controlled access ordinance abled by the commission in March, pending a study of plans or the highway by the state Highway Department. The group also opposed the service road ordinance, saying that the ordinance would take effect when, and if. the con trolled access ordinance was passed into Inw. AUREADY IN EPFFXT Actually, the service road ordinance is already in effect, and has been since 1969. T h e pro posed ordinance would only change the definition of a ser vice road. The original ordi nance provided that a service r o a d had to run paralle to a controlled access highway. The amendment to the ordin ance to he considered wouli allow existing roads, necessarily parallel to a con trolled access highway, lo rx illc The cause vas not fowever, The wreckage was almost 100 per cent covered by foliage, Reynolds said. Because of the foliage, he said he did not think the wreckage could have been spotted from the air. About 16 CAP planes, three helicopters and several private planes joined aerial search in an intensive for the missing aircraft Sunday in North AT- city officials kansas and South Missouri. {situation. used. Another proposed clause ii the ordinance would charge th definition of development land, which was also oppose hy the group in its origlna form. The new proposal reads "Development of land sha include, but shall not he limite to. the construction of n no improvement, the conslructio of an addition to an existin improvement, or a parcelin which results in the need f o access and utilities." BUSINESS FEARS Members of the group sa hey fear that if the highwa s designated a controlled a| cess highway, the action wou! not only curtail business activ ies along the route, but woul require them to take a 50 foe section of their property, co struct a service road on th property and dedicate the roa to the city upon completio according to the provisions Ordinance 1661. Since March, the group ha appeared before the Board Directors to oppose passage the amendments to the scrvic road ordinance, a n d conside able discussion has transpin between group members ai concerning t It is still not k n o w n what ans, if any, have been made the Highway Department. A rveying team has finished its on the highway and a detcr- ination should come soon (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Sirica Hears Arguments On Tape Release WASHINGTON CAP) -- Pres- Icnt Nixon's lawyers are try- ig to persuade U.S. District udge John J. Sirica that the 'hite House should not have to ve any more Watergate tapes o the special prosecutor. Also today, Sirica takes up hat to do with a report from a anel of tape experts on the 8'/i-minute gap in one of the s Nixon turned over ear- er. The afternoon session on the ubpocna will be held in h i s hambers. He gave no reason for keep- ng the meeting closed, but the replication was that the prose- utor's office might be calling n grand jury testimony to lack up its demand for the apes. A memorandum filed by spc- :ial prosecutor l,eon Jaworski m Friday immediately was ilaced under court seal by Si- ·ica. The judge also said he iad instructed all lawyers in he case and their clients not to discuss it. The panel of experts presented Sirica its report on the 18'/z- mitiute gap May 4 after nearly months of study. Lawyers n the case had been given until oday to "study the draft and communicate with the panel about it.' 1 The gap is in a recording of a conversation between Nixon and then-White House Chief of itaff H.R. Haldeman on June 20. 1972. Testimony al a hear- ng last winter disclosed that .he missing portion deals with Watergate. BUZZING SOUND In a preliminary report to Si rica last Jan. 15. the experts reported t h a t a buzzing sound which replaced conversations was "put on the tape in the process of erasing and rere- cording at least five, and perhaps as many as nine, separate and contiguous segments." Three days later, after hearings t h a t produced 2,800 pages of testimony from 23 witnesses, Sirica turned the matter, over to the grand jury, concluding that "a distinct possibility of unlawful conduct on the part of one or more persons exists here." For est Charred Approximately 585 firefighters from New Mexico, Ari- ?ina, California and Washington brought this forest fire under control Sunday after it had burned more than 1,500 acres of Ponderosa pine for- est land in Santa Fe National Park shice Thursday. (AP Wlrephoto) Showdown Due Wednesday Bitter Senate Fight Over Busing Shapes Up WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is heading into a bitter floor fight over renewed efforts to virtually kill court busing orders as a method of achieving school desegregation. The first voting showdown on the issue will come Wednesday. But there may be other tests before the Senate finally disposes ol the massive $23 billion education bill serving as the vehicle for the busing battle. The S e n a t e resumed debate on the standby energy bill when it convened today but Force Base and at Oklahoma State University. To shouts of "Hang in there!" and "We're with you!" Nixon responded: "Believe me, that does your heart good.*' Another expression of support came Sunday from Nixon's chief supporter among labor leaders. President Frank E. Fitzsimmons of the International Brotherhaad of Teamsters. DAY IN COURT "We feel he's no different than any other individual. He should have his day in court, if he is to have one . . . . We still support him." Fitzsimmons said on NBC's "Meet the Press." In weekend appearances, Vice President Gerald R. Ford and Julie Nixon Eisenhower reaffirmed Nixon's determination to stay on the job. The President's daughter declared that her falher would fight all the way through a Senate trial, even if "only one senator believed in him." In discussing the impeachment process, she said: "I think it would be a bad precedent to set for a president to resign unless there were a vole of criminal action." Ford said Nixon should stay n office and asserted that the nation is "a lot better off than f we had George McGovern," Nixon's 1972 Deniocralic opponent, in the presidency. Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss sharply criticized Ford on Sunday, saying: "He wailed several years to be critical of CREEP"--(he Committee for the Reelection of the President. "He didn't say a word about them when he was being considered for vice president. He didn't say a word about them when he was testifying. He didn't say a word about them when they were operating," Strauss said, FINAL REPORT In another development, Chairman Sam J. Ervin Jr. said he will ask the Senate Watergate committee to delay re- ease of its final report until mpeachment proceedings are over. The report is due by .May ·Two national polls taken after release of the Watergate transcripts showed a plurality of hose contacted favor an end to Nixon's presidency. A Harris Poll showed -19 per cent of Americans surveyed, want Nixon "impeached or removed from office." The poll showed 41 per cent favor Nixon's continuing in office. A poll done for Time magazine by the Daniel Yankelovich organization showed 53 per cent of those polled want Nixon to resign or be impeached. Thirty- ?ight per cent said they want Nixon lo remain in office. And the Roper organization said the majority of Americans wiled, even before release of the Watergate transcripts, favored the beginning of impeachment proceedings. Fifty- three per cent of those interviewed believed impeachment proceedings should be started and 33 per cent were opposed. In AMPI Tax Audit Connally's Aid To Co-Op Told NEWS BRIEFS WASHINGTON (AP) -- John B. Connally may have assisted the nation's biggest dairy cooperative in a tax audit that failed to uncover the dairymen's massive illegal political donations and alleged kickbacks, the co-op's former lobbyist is quoted as saying. Bob A. Lilly, former lobbyist for Associated Milk Producers. Inc., said Connally, then Treasury secretary and in command of the Internal Revenue Service, "may have resolved the lax matter, according to notes taken hy a lawyer who interviewed Lilly. Also, ao-op lawyer Jake Ja coteen once told the milk producer*' leader* that Connally iad written about the matter lirectly to R.L, Phinney, the IRS district director in Austin, Tex., an informed source said. Phinney, a long-time friend and former business partner of Connally, acknowledged that he had been involved in the 1971 audit, but denied that Connally or anyone in Washington had contacted him about it. Connally couldn't be reached and his lawyer, Edward Bennett Williams, declined comment. Jacobsen. once a friend of Connally, hired one of Connally's senior law partners, Marvin K. Collie of Houston, to handle the lax matter. Jacob sen has testified to Watergate nvcstigalors lhat he checked with Connally in advance to 'see if it was OK" to hire Colic, several sources said. George L. Mehren. the milk producers' chief executive, is quoted in court papers as saying that Collie "got thcm'off on that one but said he could not do it again." Collie, in a telephone interview, said his role was to give legal advice to the co op. Mehren and Lilly were interviewed by lawyers conducting an independent probe of the milk producers' political activities. The notes of those inter- v i e w s w e r e subpoenaed recently and made public in court records. Also made public was a letter ,hat Lilly wrote to Jacobsen when the tax audit began. The elter was dated Aug. 28. 1971, a few -months after Jacobsen riad enlisted Connally to help persuade President Nixon to raise milk prices. Lilly a s k e d Jacobsen to help again. Lilry said Doyle Bond, an IRS agent from San Antonio. Tex., the milk producers' headquarters, was asking questions about some suspicious checks. Lily said Bond had indicated he might get a promotion if he could "raise an issue over our questionable expenditures." T h o s e qucstionahe expenditures may total several (CONTOHTED OX PACE TWO) Military Budget WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Asst. Secretary of Defense Paul C. Warnke said today the Nixon administration's military budget request for the coming fiscal year is more than 15 per cent above this year's defense appropriation and ought to be cut by $11 billion. The proposed Pentagon budget of $85.8 billion "involves waste, continuance of unwise past programs ami unsound efforts at pump-priming" to help head off a recession wilh defense spending. Warnke said. IBM Refused Review WASHINGTON (AP) -- International Business Machines Corp. lost a bid today for Supreme Court review of a ruling that it turn over some 708 documents to government anii-trusi lawyers or face a fine of $150.000 a day. At Ihe same lime, the courl refused lo consider the request of IBM's attorneys, Cravath Swainc and Moore of York, for permission to intervene in the case. New Cabinet BONN. G e r m a n y (AP) West Germany's next chancel lor. Helmut Schmidt, says he is ready to name a new cabinet to r e p l a c e Chancellor Will Brandt's. Strike Lebanon BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) sraeli warplanes struck south .ebanon today, and eye- vitnesses said the ancestral vil- age of United States Sen. amcs G. Abourczk took the brunt of the attack. First reports said a woman md her 7-year-old daughter vere killed in Kfeir village nine persons were wounded and several houses were tie Proved. Greatly Disturbed MANCHESTER. N.II. (AP) -- Former U.S. Atty. Gen. F.I iol L. Richardson says he is greatly disturbed by what he las read of the edited Iran scripts of While House Water gate tapes made public las week. Irish Escape DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) -- Po ice looking for the male mem :crs of the gang lhat pulled o( the $20 million art robbery Iwc weeks ago surrounded a lonel; farmhouse near the village o Sonnagh on Sunday, but tw men inside escaped with gun blazing. Only two of Ihe 30 policeme; involved were armed, and the did not return the fire. Th fugitives raced across the field lo a highway, commandeered passing Volkswagen and spcr off in it. turns 10 me enucduun iiitrdsui u later in the afternoon and stay on it the rest of the week. In the House, the J u d i c i a r y Committee on Tuesday will resume its closed-door staff briefings in the Nixon impeachment inquiry and continue them on Wednesday and Thursday. Wednesday the House will de- late the bill to compensate Mississippi poultry growers for estruction of contaminated chickens. Both sides expect the Senate vote on anti-busing amendments o be extremely close. Busing foes say they have the best chance ever to get through (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) SHOULDN'T RESIGN Sen. Norris Cotton, K-N.H".; said Nixon should not resign )ut should be impeached by the House. If a majority votes impeachment, the Senate then would try the President, with a :wo-thirds vote needed to remove him from office Cotton said he has not seen any evidence that would implicate the President in criminal activity, and resignation would leave an "unresolved blotch on the history of the country." Former Kansas Gov. Alt M ; Landon, the R e p u b l i c a n candidate for president in 1936. said impeachment should proceed and Nixon should not resign. Truck Traffic Said Normal Despite Call For Shutdown By The Associated Press Truck traffic rolled normally orlay in most states despite a call for a protest shutdown, but scattered violence flared in Kentucky and Pcnnyslvania. Overdrive magazine, a Los A n g e 1 e s-based publication. called for the shutdown. Independent drivers supported the strike demand for a fuel price rollback, higher speed limits and an audit of oil companies. Overdrive supported trucker shutdowns in December anc February which brought abou an increase in freight rates ant guaranteed supplies of diese F LIf.1 uei. Two .shots were fired from passing cars into trucks on In terstate 75 early today in Ken- lucky, but no one was injured police said. One incident oc curred near London. Ky., anc the other near the border witf Tennessee. Pennsylvania State Polic said someone f i r i n g a high-powered rifle from a bridge shot out the windshield of a trooper's car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike east of Breczewood. The officer was uninjured. Windshields of three truck.i were smashed with rocks in Fayette County. Pa., and pickets tried to halt trucks along U.S. 40 and U.S. 19, authorities said. A trucker in Bedford County escaped unhurt when his wind shield was smashed by a rock thrown from an overheat bridge. Despite the scattered violence Pennsylvania authorities said trucks were rolling at near nor ma! rates in the state. Checks around the natior showed truck t r a f f i c was nea normal today in Delaware Maryland. Texas, Florida. Mas sachusctts, Indiana. Soul Carolina. Alabama, New York South Dakota and Connecticu among others.

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