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INSID8- Editorial .· 4 For women. ..;.;.,. « Sports v..v. ._··:... 8-9 Comics -...;..,...·.;..,... I' Classified »... 11-13 Entertainment 14 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper LOCAL FORKAST- Showers and thunderstorm* ending sometime tonight. Otherwise decreasing cloudiness and turning cooler through Wednesday. Low tonight mid 60s; high Wednesday low 70s; sunset today 8:14; sunris* Wednesday 6:11. Weather man on page t. 114* YEAR-NUMBER 316 FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1974 .£·30 PAGES--TEN CENTS As Panel Hears Nixon Tapes Impeachment Probe Continuing WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 1 House Judiciary Committee today began its first full day of reviewing impeachment evidence with most members expected to get their first chance to listen to White House tapes. Committee members went into the closed session carrying the thick looscleafed index books they received last week from the committee staff. While the panel moved ahead (TlMESphoto By Ken Good) FALLING LIMBS DAMAGES RESIDENCE .. .Monday's high winds brought down this heavy tree limb on a house at 906 Douglas SI. in Fayetteaille, causing roof damage Severe Thunderstorms Sweep Midwest By The Associated Press i Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Midwest today in the wake of a widespread outbreak of tornadoes, heavy rain, snow, high winds and hail late Monday. Several persons were injured at Hutchinson, Kan., when a tornado touched down during the night 'at a mobile home park. Three mobile homes were damaged, authorities said. The twisters downed trees and power lines at Topcka. Wichita and Haven, Kan., and in southern Buchanan County and an area northwest of Kansas City. Tornadoes also caused minor damage at Davenport, Iowa. Hail the size of sottballs smashed automobile windshields and caused extensive roof damage Monday night at Sterling, Kan. Earlier in the day, equally large stones pounded Stafford, Kan. Hail one to two inches in diameter pounded Wichita antl Newton, Kan., and Enid, Okla. TWISTER STRIKES Thunderstorms spread along a line from North Central Okla homa to northern Illinois where a tornado set down briefly at Emerson shortly before midnight. Severe thunderstorm watches remained in effect for parts of Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Scattered storms also were reported over Wisconsin and Lower Michigan. Winds hitting 60 m.p.h. swept through Oquawka. 111., anr Philip, S.D., and gusts of 70 m.p.h. were recorded at Ponca City, Okla. Considerable wine damage also occurred at Hcs ston, Kan. Uains of 3 and 4 inches In eastern Kansas prompted flash flood warnings. The complex weather system al~o brought a late blast o w i n t e r to Montana and Nortl Dollar Plunges ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) The dollar and the British pound plunged to new lows on the Zurich foreign exchangi market today. The dollar dropped from 2.8250 Swiss francs Monday lo a 10-month low of 2.7775. The pound made an cvei more dramatic plunge fron 6.9,350 francs to 6.6586, a 4 pe cent drop and the lowest leve to which the pound ever ha fallen. West German mark usually matches th franc in strength, d from 118.15 francs ' The which Swiss clined 116.73. takota, where snow fell through' ic night. Up to four feet of snow was umpcd on Montana's Little elt Mountains through Monay, and 8 inches accumulated . Lewistown. In the hard-hit cntral portion of the state, roads were closed, power lines were downed and telephone poles were toppled domino style. In .addition, rain and drizzle covered much of Minnesota today, while snow mixed with sleet iced Duluth. with its review of the evidence its staff has collected over the past four months. President Nixon continued to put out word that "there isn't any chance" he will leave office voluntarily. The committee session today was expected to focus on the Watergate cover-up, when the President learned of it and what he did about it. In addition to the index list- ing all the materials collected by the staff, committee members receive each day another looseleaf book laying out the specific allegations and the evidence supporting them. Day-long closed sessions are scheduled for today, Wednesday and Thursday. Extraordinary security was in force for the committee sessions. The committee hearing room was sealed with no one other than the 38 members of the panel and its staff allowed inside before or after sessions. For the first time, committee members other than the chairman and ranking Republican were to listen to some White House tapes. On Wednesday, the committee is scheduled to vote on issuance of a subpoena demanding additional tapes. Notice of the meeting, sent to Teacher Pay Hike Voted By Board A base salary increase of $275 for Leachers was approved for the 1974-75 school year by the Fayetteville S c h o o l Board Monday. The salary schedule, which also provides for a 20-year iy Supreme Court longevity step with (increases) of $10. increase tribution increments and a $70 the school con- group insurance, BULLETIN Two Fayefteville men were arrested loday by Fayctte- villo police on drug charges. Kenny Barker, 24, of 220 E. Rock SI., is charged with illegal delivery of a controlled substance, (marijuana - TIIC) on Jan. 26. Curtis Mitchell, 20, of 10 S. Willow Ave-, was arrested with illegal possession of phenobftrbital, allegedly on Feb. 22. -. Both are being beld in ibe Fayetteville city jail. illiraitllllMIIIIIMIlEIM Ed Reinecke Trial Ending WASHINGTON (AP) -- Final arguments in the pretrial hcar- of California Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke are scheduled toda;, defense attorneys seek to jrove he was misled by Water ;ate prosecutors. Judge Harrington Parker o J.S. District Court also was to iear arguments that a Sennit committee that questioned Rei necke in 1072 was "not a valid ,y constituted body." Reinecke testified Monday :hat federal prosecutors whi wrought a three-count perjury indictment against him hac "certainly implied" they would not do so if he cooperated in their investigalion. The lieutenant governor's al torneys are asking the judge tr dismiss the indictment or, bar ring that, to shift the trial ti California. Reinecke. 50. is a candidali for the Republican nominatioi for governor in the June 4 Call fornia primary. He said he first met last Jul 1 30 with Joseph J. Connolly, th assistant Watergate prosecute in charge of a task force in vcstignting t h e Internationa Telephone Telegraph Co (ITT) case. "About two thirds of the wa. through (the conversation), Mr Connolly indicated I was hole ing something back, and h suggested that, quote, if I hav an excellent memory, unquoli my posture in the prosecutor office would be improved," sal Reinecke. Few Drivers Joining In Truck Strike By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Militant truck drivers protesting against high fuel costs and ow speed limits have failed to generate much initial support. But they still hope they can onvince reluctant counterparts o join their strike. The walkout called by the most adamant of the owner-op- rators began Monday with ruck traffic reported close lo lormal on major highways, 'here was sporadic rock-throw- ng, but no reported injuries. And markets and food-process- ng centers, some of which vcre forced to shut down dur- ng a similar action last Febru- iry, reported little difficulty in obtaining commodities on time. No solid estimate was avail- ible on how many truckers were taking part in the strike. John Robertson, a striking trucker from Marietta, Ra.. predicted the strike would ow. He added: "I look for more violence to come out of this thing. But it isn't because the truckers are angry. They are beyond the point of being angry. It is sheer, utter frustration." JOl'LIN STRIKE At Joplin, Mo., the Four-State Independent Truckers Association voted Monday night to continue the shutdown and to picket a pipeline company and a farm cooperative. Police in most states reported Monday that truck traffic was about normal, although there were congregations of up lo 100 striking drivers at truck stops in Texas. Some drivers said they would wait to see how the strike progressed before deciding whether to join it. Scattered rock-throwing was reported along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in western Pennsylvania, site of considerable violence in F'cbruary. Several truck windshields were shattered, 'but there were no injuries. was approved in the face ol opposition from representatives of the Favetteville Education Association'(FEA). There were between 40 to 50 FEA representatives in attendance al he afternoon meeting at the School Administration Building. The board approved the salary schedule unanimously with all directors, except Dr, James K. Patrick, present. The schedule establishes n salary of SS.650 for a beginning teacher with a BSE and 110 hours; $6,800 for BSF, with up to 120 hours; $7,000 for an MS with up to 135 hours and $7,150 for an MS with up to 150 hours Increases, based on tenure am education, vary from six to ninr per cent. REQUEST REJECTED The hoard turned down request to raise sick leave from six to eight days, but voted tha the three emergency days, i not used by individual teachers could be counted as sick days The emergency days will accumulate annually as doe sick leave. The board adopted the ne 1 salary schedule in lieu of recommendation from the FE. index salar index scheduR its proponents calling for an schedule. The ' according to would provide each stal member approximately th same percentage increase. "We can't afford the inde schedule as recommended b; the FEA in the next few year: This schedule compensate teachers who have been in tb system just as well and. i making comparisons, teacher (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) ·iiiiiwiiiiiintiiiiniiiiiMiiiBiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiffl RAIN TO END WEDNESDAY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Precipitation should end i the eastern portion of th state Wednesday morning. T h e National Weathe Service forecast calls to s c a t t e r e d showers t h u n d e r s t o r m s today mainly in the northwc. portions. Numerous shower a n d thunderstorms ai predicted tonight, primari in the north half of the stale The showers will resu from the approach of a co! front from the west and strong southerly flow. There is no mention i precipitation in the extende outlook Thursday throng Saturday. Slightly cooler temperature are forecast Wednesday. iininiiiiniiiiiaiii mini mi mini iiiini«!iijini!i!!ii»!iiiiin ii On Aid Distribution Senate Sets Education Vote WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate votes today over how to distribute federal education aid to the nation's school districts, one of the most disputed sections of the $23 billion education bili. At issue is about $1 billion in money distributed annually to school systems under Title I of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, money in lenrted lo improve educational oporptunitlcs for disadvantaged children. Opposing factions b o t h strongly support this principle. But they disagree over how to define and count poor chilidren. Until last year the money was allocated on the basis o! p o v e r t y-level children, as shown by the 1960 census, plus children in welfare families. But the 1970 census results became available last year and showed a big shift of poverty- level families, chiefly out of Southern and rural states and into large metropolitan areas. This led Congress to rewrite the allocatinin formula in the pending legislation. Today's vole is scheduled on an amendment of Sen. John L McClellan. D Ark., to delete the formula pul into the bill in Ihe Senate Labor and Public Welf a r e Committee. Instead, McClellan seeks to substitute the formula contained in the bill passed by the House in March. The House formula gives considerably less weight lo children on welfare--the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. In addition, the House bill shifts the allocation entirely to the 1970 census. The Senate committee version guarantees that each school district would get at least as much money as it die under the appropriations bill passed last year. That allocation was geared lo the I960 census figures. McClellan contends the Sea ale committee version gives too great a share of the funds to wealthy stales. On the other hand. Sen. Cla borne Pell, J3-R.I.. floor ma ager for the bill, asserts th the formula worked out ii committee gives proper rcco nition lo the extensive shift poor families lo big cities in t! last decade. The massive bill also wou extend for four years and su Manually revise severs! oth major programs providi funds to grade and hi. schools. The most controversial si: ject lo be raised in the deba will be strong provisions Ih some senators want to wr into the bill aimed at busing I school desegregation purpose V o t i n g on this will beg Wednesday. Illegal Wiretaps Ousted WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some ijor criminal prosecutions } in danger because former ty. Gen. John N. Mitchell lied to follow the law on wire- p authorizatin. However, the slice Department says it cant identify the threatened 626 osecutions. The Supreme Court ruled lanimously Monday that evince obtained by the illegally ithorized wiretaps is in- missible, · The department, in a court ling, gave the figure of 626 secutions involving organ- d crime and narcotics cases. However, spokesman Bob evenson said after the Su- rcme Court decision that the epartment only compiled that umber and does not know hich cases they represent. "We don't have the cases ·oken up. We'll have to can- iss the U.S. attorneys," Ste- ;nson said. However, another Justice Department source, when asked ,vhether any major cases would toe thrown out as a result of the decision, responded, "Oh, yes. Definitely." Another, .spokesman said the decision..does not necessarily mean that all 626 prosecutions will be lost. "It may be that only some counts against an individual resulted from the wiretaps. The evidence for the other counts could still stand," said Horace S. Webb. The high court said the department failed to follow a 1968 law stipulating that the attorney general or a designated assistant attorney general must autsorize a wiretap request to a federal judge. Mitchell has testified that he personally authorized all wiretap requests when he was Washington. He said that when he was out of the city, his executive assistant, Sol Lind- enbaum, telephoned him and received permission to request wiretap authorizations. A lower court noted thai Lindenbaum not only authorized the memoranda of approval, but also signed them with Mitchell's initials. Although spokesmen said there was no enumeration o the 626 prosecutions, previous testimony established tha Lindenbaum signed author izations for at least some of thi wiretaps that resulted in somi 500 arrests during "Operatic: Eagle," a nationwide attack on drug abuse in 1969. Other wiretaps authorized un der the now-banned procedure came in federal gambling, nar colics and bribery cases afte months of investigation, accord ing to a lower court ruling. The attorney general has au thorized wiretaps personally since 1971, Webb said. Last Of The Old Breed Rancher Travis Marks of Fannin, Tex., rides his !,800- pound longhorn .steer in a Sonth Texas parade, drawing attention away from the cus- itmary horsemen- The near- extinct breed was developed near Fannin. (AP Wire- photo) NEWS BRIEFS Lanes Burglarized Grant Approved About 5137 in cash was reported stolen Sunday night in the burglary of the Razorhack B o w l i n g Lanes. 632 W. Dickson St. The money was taken from two coin operated machines and Ihe cash register. Fayetteville police said $50 was taken from the machines, a pool table and a juke box. and that the remainder came from the cash register. Entry lo the building was gained throught a door on the south side of the building. The locks on the coin boxes of the two machines had been broken. Stereo Stolen A table model stereo system, valued at $75 was reported stolen overnight from Central Tire Co. at 315 W. Mountain St., according to Fayetteville police. Police said tha stereo was taken from the office area of [he store. A waste container, probably used to carry the stereo, was also taken. A glass panel was broken out of the rear window to gain entry to the building. A $1,260 federal grant ha been awarded the Faycttevill Municipal Court by the Govern or's Commission on Crime an Law Enforcement. The mone s to be used to purchase souTM equipment for the courtroom. A tape recorder, a micro phone mixer and 36 reels tape are to be purchased wit the grant. An amplifier, micro phones, speakers and othe items will be purchased locally School Grants WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th Department of Health, Kduca tion and Welfare has approvec grants totaling $1.048.708 for 1 Arkansas school districts unde the Emergency School Aid Act The funds will be used to ai school children of minorit groups in overcoming educa tional disadvantages. The grants are scheduled I begin July I and will go t school districts in Barton, De moll. Dumas, El Dorado, Lak Village, Pine Bluff, Watsoi Chapel, Prcscott, Texarkana Warren and West Memphis. Moscow Trip By Kissinger May Be Off WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sec etary of State Henry A. Kissin ;er is unlikely to make a wide y forecast trip to Moscow t irepare for a planned summ /isit by President Nixon, it ha aeen learned. Any Kissinger decision orego such a trip seemed cer ain to raise questions abou he status of Nixon's own sum mil intentions. At the least, vas seen fueling furher specu atipn t h a t a significant arm imitation agreement cannot r legotiated in time for a mee ng of he President and Sovii Communist party chief Leoni '.. Brezhnev. The White House reiteralec Honday that summit plan lave not been affecled by th House impeachment inquir and that Nixon still intends t be in Moscow late next month Some American newsmen i. he Soviet capital also reportc receiving word there that Kissinger visit prior to th lummit was unlikely. Iloweve a high State Department off cial expressed bafflement a .his. saying he still expects Ki iinger to precede Nixon to Mo cow. If Kissinger indeed foregoes presummit journey he once d scribed as likely, it was unde stood he would cite as the re. sons his own busy travel sche. ule and the short time perio [CCWTTNITED ON PAGE TWO) mmittee members on Monay, did not specify which pes would be sought. However, it was learned late st week t h a t the subpoena ould include a meeting on pril 4. 1972, involving the resident, H. R. Haldeman and ihn N. Mitchell. Four days be- re that meeting, according to stimony by Jeb Stuart Magr- der, Mitchell approved a polit- al intelligence plan that in- uded bugging Democratic Na- jbnal Committee headquarters the Watergate office build- g. Chairman Peter W. Rodino r., D-N.J. has said he hopes to omplete the closed portion of 'ie Watergate break-in and o v e r-uo presentation this ·eek. But during the initial session ist Thursday, the pace proved lower than Rodino and John )oar, chief counsel of the impeachment inquiry, had antici- ated. And the tape playing could low it even more. All who ave heard any of the tapes lave described t h e m as ex- remely difficult to understand. At the While House on Monlay. Caspar Weinberger, secre- ary of health, education and velfare, told newsmen that Ihe 'resident has assured him 'there isn't any chance" ha vould resign. STILL WON'T QUIT Renewed statements of the resident's determination to tay in office followed calls last veek from some Republican members of Congress for the ^resident to consider resigna- ion. Nixon picked up support for lis anti-resignation stand from, congressional Democrats on ·tonday. Senate Majority Leader Mika ifansfield of Montana said, 'Resignation is not the answer .. It is time to keep cool." And Senate Majority Whip Robert C. Byrd. D-W.Va., said he feared that if the President resigned people would feel he lad "been driven from office by his political enemies." In other Watergate developments: --U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica says he will release the final report of technical experts on the 18'/a-minute gap in a subpoenaed Watergate tape in about two weeks. The gap ap- scars in the tape of a conversation on June 20. 1972, between the President and Haldeman. Diplomat, 70, Takes Life MEXICO CITY (AP) -- "I cannot, because of disease, continue to hide from myself th.at I live on a day to day basis, waiting for death. I p'refer to call on death myself at the right time," Jaime Torres Bodet wrote in a suicide note The 70-year-old diplomat and educator who headed the United Nations Educational, Scientific antl Cultural Organization from 1948 to 1952 shot and killed himself Monday night al his suburban home, police announced. Informed sources said Torres Bodet was suffering from cancer of the prostate. A s d i r e c t o r-general of UNESCO, Torres Bodet founded the Latin American Fundamental Education Center and directed the establishment of educational programs in Africa, Latin America. Asia and the Middle East. Fulbright 'Shocked, Angry' Over Rejection Of Debate LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Sen. J. W. Fulbright said Monday night that he was "shocked and angry" over Gov. Dale Bumpers' decision not to debate him on statewide television. Bumpers, who is opposing Fulbright's re-election bid. said, however, that he regret- led the debate would not take place. "I think he (Bumpers) is con temptuous of the right of the people to judge us together and lacks the courage to face the real issue in this campaign Fulbright said. He said Bumpers must be afraid to meet him "face to face and man to man." In a letter to Fulbright Mon day. Bumpers said he believed he and Fulbright had an obligation "to not allow the campaign to degenerate into a public argument between the two of us." Fulbright responded. "A public argument is what a campaign is about." Bumpers said he would spend the remainder of the campaign talking to voteri in the stale about the issues and would not have time for the debates suggested by the senator. Jim Blair, co-manager of tha Fulbright campaign, said he is disappointed with Bumpers for not giving the voters a chance to form opinions based on facts instead of "a smile and a shoeshine." Blair said Fulbright had agree;! !o tape thp programs at any time convenient to Bumpers. Although the statewide debates are off, the men will appear togcthr on Ihe ABC television program "Issues and Answers" May 26. Fulbright had challenged Bumpers to debate in three hour-long television programs in the closing two weeks of th» campaign. Blair denied Fulbrighl had issued the challenge because he is trailing in public opinion polls. However. Blair said he could not remember Fulbright ever challenging another opponent to a televised debate.

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