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INStOt- Editorial , « For Women g Sports 19.31 Amusements .,..:.-.- 33 Comisc v.v..y.,v 34 Classified T... 35-3J 114th YEAR-«UMMft 317 Jlorfljtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 1974 LOCAL FOREOAST- Mostly cloudy and mild with definite chance of thunderstorms through Thursday. Low last nigtit 56: low tonight in the upper 50s. Highs Thursday near 74. Sunset today 8:15. Sunrise Thursday 6:10. PACES-TEN CENTS Where Terrorists Held 85 Hostages Israeli Troops Attack School MAALOT. Israel (AP) -- Israeli troops shot their way into a school today where three Arab terrorists were holding about 85 teen-agers hostage and a witness said the soldiers had taken control. But the fate of the youngsters Rockets Disarmed An Israeli army sapper dis- anns one of three Katyusha rockets aimed at Jerusalem Tuesday. Rockets were placed on a hill west of the city and left with timing devices set to detonate later sending the rockets into the heart of the city. (AP Wirephoto) and the guerrillas was not immediately known. The troops opened the assault by firing for three minutes from one side of the school. Then other soldiers shot their way in from the opposite side. The battle appeared over in about 30 seconds, and the wit- ness shouted, "The building is the hands of the army -that's for sure." The guerrillas had threatened lo kill their hostages by 6 p.m. -- noon EOT -- unless the Israeli government freed 20 jailed terrorists. The govern- ment agreed to meet this demand earlier in the day. The troops burst into the school less than half an hour before the deadline. The teen-agers originally were believed to numbr about 90. Ambulances sped up to the Controlled Access Road Highway Ordinance Defeated Thunderstorms Expected Across State Today By The Associated Press Conditions arc ripe for more thunderstorms in Arkansas. Turbulent weather moved across Arkansas Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night with heavy thunderstorms, high winds and numerous reports of f u n n e l clouds and tornadoes. No injury was reported. The turbulent weather was produced by a cold front moving slowly across the stale from west into a strong southerly flow of warm, moist air. Another cold front is expected to continue eastward into the Arkansas area. This front combined with the abundant moisture from a southerly flow will keep showers and thunderstorms in the forecast through Thursday. The National Weather Service said scattered showers and some thunderstorms are expected to spread across the state this afternoon through Thursday. Mild temperatures are expected to continue. The inclement weather Tues day was widespread. One or more tornadoes cut a two-mile-wide swath across the northwest corner of Stone Coun tv Tuesday afternoon. Sherifl Flynn Norman of Stone County said the twister struck first near the Round Mountain Co munity in Scarcy County anc then 'skipped along about 16 miles to the Izard County line. TIMBER EVERYWHERE Norman said there was tim bcr everywhere. He also saic roofs were torn off at least four homes and a dozen barns and other small buildings were se verely damaged. The Baxter County shenff's office reported that roofs wen blown off and small building; destroyed at Big Flat near thi path of the Stone County storm Brlnkley police reported tha a tornado touched down ahou 8:30 p.m. in the eastern portion of Brinkley. Officers said th storm tore roofs and porche off several houses and de stroyed a mobile home and sev eral small buildings- A spokes man said several trees fell o power lies in the area when the storm hit. Damage to trees and powe lines was reported as a line o trranderstorms passed throng Malvern Tuesday night and tornado aloft was reported I miles northeast of Pine Bluf Earlier Tuesday, a tornado porterily touched down on Ar kansas 27 near Marshall, blow ing roofs off a chicken hons and two sheds. The front pore and part of the roof were tor from one house near Marsha and a mobile home was dam aged at Snowball. NO SERIOUS DAMAGE A line of severe thundo storms moved through centr Arkansas about 7 p.m., produ ing wind gusts of up to 50 miti an hour. No serious damag was reported although pow Pleads Guilty Chris Collins, 18, Siloam prings, pleaded guilty today in Washington Circuit Court to a educed charge of joy riding. Collins had been charged with rand larceny in the theft of truck belonging to the Tulsa inen Company. The truck was riven from Dickson street to armon Field, where it was recked. Collins was sentenced to irce months in jail on the tiarge. A n o t h e r charge pending gainst Collins, a burglary large involving a break-in at /ard's Ice Cream store, was et for trial June .1. as out for a time in southwest tile Rock and a large plate ass window was destroyed at dio stalion KARN. Funnel clouds aloft were re- oxted ueen. at Hot Springs, De- Harrison and Poca- honlas. but apparently none i touched down. Large hail and high winds were reported between Flippin and Yellville and at Calico Rock and Harrison, but no severe damage was reported. A proposed ordinance designating a portion a Hwy. 62 as a controlled access highway w a s defeated unanimously Tuesday afternoon by the Fayetteville Planning Commission. The ordinance covered that section of highway between the Hwy. 71 bypass and the Farmington city limits. The ordinance was defeated on the recommendation of City Manager Don Grimes, whti said ho had talked at length with Calvin Pecvy, district engineer of the state Highway Depart- NEWS BRIEFS Bicycle Stolen James Barlon of Gregson Hall of Ihe University of Ark- nsas reporled to the Department of Public Safety that omctime between Thursday nd 1:30 p.m. Tuesday his 10- peed bicycle had been stolen rom the bike room at Pomfret Hall. Barlon valued Ihe bike at 113. The DPS is also investigating tie theft of a gold ring, a ameo and a garnet and pear] ing from the dormitory room jf Debbie Cruse of Razorback lall. The theft was reported 'uesday afternoon. Driver Injured Mohammad Hassan Mohs senian, 34. of 326 Rollston Ave was injured in a two-car acci dent Tuesday near the Inter section of the Hwy. 71 bypass and Hwy. 62. He was treated and released at Washington Regional Medical Center. Marion Kines, 50. of Mulberry .old r'ayetteville police tha Wohssenian attempted a U-turn n front of his vehicle, causing the accident. Payment Surplus WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- The government, reported today th United Slalcs had a surplus o $8fi5 million in its balance o payments in the first threi months of the year. The sharply higher cost c foreign petroleum imports con tribulcd fo a much smaller sur plus than in Ihe fourth quarte of last year, when the surplu was $2.7 billion. JHEP SiTFffil'B .'SIX^H! J VS'K V jack- about am today when a bull ran cross Hwy. 71, south of the Japtist Ford Road, into the chicle's path. The driver of the Arkansas test Freight System's double railer rig, Bruce Gray of Little iock, was not injured. The bull was killed. According to an ABF spokesman, the truck, loaded with cargo was headed north on Hwy. 71 when it hit the bull and threw the tractor out of control. The vehicle jackknifed at the junction of the two trailers and landed on its side on he west side of the highway. Wrecking crews were expected to uprighl Ihe rig this morning. Truck Hits Bull A Iractor-trailer rig nifed and overturned ment about the situation. Grimes said he and Peevy agreed that a five-lane highway for the route should be planned, Grimes said, "Due to the fact parallel that much of this already developed. access roads are probably not feasible at this location." Grimes encouraged property owners in the area to share access drives "so the hazards associated with traffic exiting and entering the highway can be minimized." A group representing virtually 100 per cenl of the property owners on the highway were present at the meeting. A proposed ordinance to amend sections of city Ordinance 1661 was approved by the Commission. (Final approval of the ordinance must be made by the Board_ of Directors before the ordinance becomes law.) The proposal redefines the term "service road" so that the commission and board can authorize a location other than one exactly parallel to a controlled access highway. It also changes the definition of land development. After develop- ment, the developer must provide the service road. The commission denied by a vote of 8-0 a request by Truman Smith, for consideration of an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to permit home occupations in the R-l (low density residential) districts. Smith, acting on behalf of Kenneth C. Garton, was seeking tbe change to enable his client to operate a beauty salon in the garage of his home at 938 Drive. Smith presented a petition signed by four area property owners expressing their appro val of the concept. Smith said the the location had ample parking for cuslo mers and would abide by city regulations. · Mrs. Dawn Du.nnuok of 8,15 Rogers Dr., spoke in opposition granting Carton's request. She said that Garton and his wife have been operating the beauty salon for "at least year and a half" against city ordinance. She pointed o u t . t h a ' Ihe street is narrow wide) and unpaved. (27 fee causing traffic problems at the location In other business, the com mission: --Approved the rezoning of tract of property at 2262 S School Ave. from R-l to C(thoroughfare commercial) a requesled by Frank E. Ashby --Approved the development plan large seal (LSD) sub mitted by Dr. J. B. Hays t construct a building for th 2844 N Cook Paint Co. at College Ave. --Approved a request for waiver of subdivision require ments lor Ronnie Woodfield fo property on Sang Avenue. Contempt Eyed WASHINGTON (AP) The Senate Watergate committee was reported by sources today o be considering possible cpn- cmpt of Congress action against President Nixon's close riend, Florida banker C. G. 'Bcbe" Rebozo. One source close to the committee said the panel would be isked lo vole conlempt against Rebo/.o for his alleged refusal .o comply wilh a wide-ranging subpoena demanding production of personal records. and financial Scheel Elected BONN, Germany (AP) -Walter Scheel was elected president, of Wcsl Germany today to succeed retiring Gustav Hein- m a n n . Scheel. foreign minister under former Chancellor Willy Brandl, won as expeclcd in a vote that followed party lines. Plutonium Leak WASHINGTON' (AP) -- The Atomic Energy Commission says radioactive plutonium has leaked from Its weapons factory in Miamisbnrg. Ohio, into a canal near the faclory gates. Showdown On Oil Tax Hike Due In House WASHINGTON (AP) -House Democrats are ready for a showdown on proposals that would swiftly boost oil industry taxes by several billion dollars. The Democrats were called today to a special caucus lo act on resolutions urging the House Rules Committee to let the House vote on the amendmenls advocated by Reps. William J, Green, D-Pa., and Charles A. Vanik, D-Ohio. Green and Vanik. members of the Ways and Means Com mitlee, are unhappy with that panel's version of oil tax re form legislation. They chsl lenged Ways and Means Chair man Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark. when he decided to seek from the Rules Committee a rule for bidding amendments. So Green and Vanik petition cd for the Democratic caucu in an attempt to bind the Democratic majorily of Ihc But it .says preliminary tlcnce indicates there h health proiblem evi Rules Committee to allo\ House consideration of the! amendmenls. Oil-slale members of th Ways and Means Committe headed opposilion to the panel' bill. Furthermore, three of 1 Democrats on the Rules Com mitlee are from oil slates. The Ways and Means Com millec's bill would hike pelro leum industry taxes by abou $13 billion to $14 billion over si years. It would phase out a ma joi oil industry tax break --th oil depletion allowance--by 197 and would impose a temporary new excise tax on windfall pro its earned by Ihe industry dur | ing the energy shortage. Seeking 11 Conversations Committee Votes For Subpoena WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thej House Judiciary Commiltee today voted 37 to 1 to subpoena trie tapes of 11 presidential conversations for its impeachment inquiry. The committee also was considering issuing a second subpoena demanding President Nixon's daily diaries for 8V4 months in 1972 and 1973. In addition, John Dear, chief counsel for the impeachment inquiry told the committee he would 8sk it on Thursday to consider subpoenaing tapes of (2 presidential conversations dealing! with the ITT anti-trust settlement and political contributions dustry. from the dairy in- All of those conversations, as well as the 1! dealing with the Watergate break-in and cover- up were requested by the committee in a letler delivered lo the White House on April 19. James D. St. Clair, President Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, subsequently informed Doar that the President had decided to give no more Watergate tapes to the commitlee. The only dissenter on today's presidential conversation subpoena vote was Rep. Edward Hutchinson of Michigan, the ranking Republican on the panel. Hutchinson has said repeatedly that he docs rot believe a subpoena can be enforced. The .subpoenas -- one for the conversations, the other for the diaries -- would require a response by 10 a.m. on May 22. The conversations sought arc two on April 4. 1972. six on June 20, 1972, and three on June 23, 1972. The daily diaries are for the period April through July 1972 February through April 1973, July 12 through July 31, 1973 and October 1973. Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer sent the committee new memoranda opposing issuing ol subpoenas for the April 4 anc! June 23 conversations and told reporters a memorandum op posing a subpoena for June 20 conversations also would be submitted. Do;tr said St. Clair's ne memoranda were submilled lim a few minutes before a.m. Alberl Jcnner, minoritiy CCHI sel for the inquiry, said he su ported the subpoena and would l i k e to find exoneratin material. It appears lo me ho is something that ... it won hardly behoove us not lo seek Chairman Pelcr W. Rodin Jr.,D N.J., ruled Tuesday th a legal memorandum opposir issuance of a subpoena for It tape of an April 4, 1972, conve salion violated committee rul of confidentiality and could n be accepted by the panel. The memorandum had be (CONTINUED ON PACE TWO Recording Equipment Electronic recording equij- ment is in place in House Judiciary Committee hearing room. Members heard WKite House tapes during (he session Tuesday. (AP Wirepho- ·o) White House Shields Typists Who Transcribed Nixon Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is shielding the dentily of the typisls who ranscribed President Nixon's Watergate tapes for fear they might be subpoenaed, sources ay- One knowledgeable source aid Nixon's lawyers several weeks ago made the decision to ·esist any effort lo question the ypists aboul preparation of ranscripts doited wilh more ban 1,600 passages marked inaudible" or "unintelligible." "We don't want them loundcd," said one official who rcbuffer a newsman's ntlempt o learn the identity of the typ- sis. Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, James D. SI. Clair. has consistently refused to divulge he names "because no useful Mirpose would be served by it." Presidential spokesman Gerald L. Warren referred a qucs- ioner to St. Clair's remark ami said "there are a number ol reasons that fall into that category." Asked whether fear of sub [Xicnas was the main reason Warren responded, "I haven't heard that." Controversy over preparation of Uic transcripts war. heightened Tuesday with disclosure t h a t they contain two differen versions of a portion of om conversation--wilh substantia differences in some words and phrases. Acknowledging trie snafu, of ficials said it probably result* ,'hen two typisls transcribed mrtion of (he same lape, .'hen the same conversatio vas listened to time and agai n nn effort to decipher unin clligiblc portions. Despite the secrecy surrount ng the identity of the typist :ome d e t a i l s of the transcrij ion procedure have emerged i jrivale anil public commen 1 by While House officials an lourccs. J. Fred Uuzhardt, Nixon ipecial counsel, was in charg if the task--"He was the ope itiona! commander," one off cial said. Lsite last year, transcripts i about 10 of the key convers; ions were made as the Whi [ouse prepared to respond to subpoena from the special prosecutor. Watergat Keginnin late March--well befor ·cccipl of the House Jucliciar Committee's April 11 subpocn for 42 lapes--a system was i ilemenled lo make furlhe .ranscripls. Buzhardt was in charge, b one source said "Hose Ma was involved." a reference Nixon's long lime personal se rotary Rose Mary Woods. According to another sonrc Miss Woods did not have a ro in transcribing Ihe tapes then selves. But she apparent learned with Buzhardt in chcr out lanes from a vault Ihe Kxccnlivc Office Btiildii and carrying Ihem lo an offi Four Plead Innocent To Drug Charges Four persons arrested Tue ay on drug charges pleadc inocent today in Washingfo ircuit Conrt. Curtis Mitchell Logan, 20, 1 Willow St., was arrested fo ossession of phenobarbilal, lisdemeanor. His bond was s I $500, with trial dale June I Charles Neal, 23, Tow p a r t m e n t s , Fayetlevill leaded innocent to a charg f delivery of marijuana--TH n Jan. 23- His trial w Iso set for June 3, with bon S5.000. Fie was arrested German's Tavern about noo uesday. Kenny Barker. 24. 222 1 ,ock St., is charged wil elivery of -.a controlled sn tance, marijuana -- THC, c an. 24. Paul Smith, 20, Route pringdalc, is charged wi 1 elivery of a controlled sn tance, m a r i j u a n a -- THC. ice. 4. Trials for both Barker an mith were tentatively set f une 3, with bond at $5,0 ach. THROUGH STATE POLICE All the arrests were made onrieclion with informal! cccived through the work State Police drug inves alion department. The element THC noted lie charges is a chemical foil i m a r i j u a n a . Smith was arrested ,ilo loon Tuesday at his home ca if Springdale by slate poli drug investigator Sgt. Kenne "tlcKee, Sheriff Bill Long, a ·Xvelieville Police Sgt. R (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO ilding as the soldiers burst side. Stretcher bearers could seen later taking casualties im the building. Their num- r could not be immediately termined. Police sources said Ihe three rrorisls were killed but Ihere as no official confirmation of s. The guerrillas, who stormed e school during Ihe night lile Ihe Icen-agcrs were Jeep, threatened to blow up c building if their demands ere not met. They strung elec- ical wires around the school id fired guns from school win- iws, using their hostages as uman shields. Presumably the res were ullached lo cx- osives. At the request of the guer- llas, the French ambassador ew here to negotiate the ex- lange of the vacationing teen- gers for the score of guerrillas ailed by Israel for taking part n terrorist acts. One of the risoners on the Palestinians' si is a Japanest terrorist who ook part in the Loci airport nassacrc two years ago. The guerrillas at the outset louted from the school win- ows that they wanted the reed prisoners flown to Dam- scus, capital of Syria. Later, however, Brig. Gen. Ephraim Shurcr of the Israeli rmy told newsmen here in laalot the guerrillas wanted lie prisoners taken to Beirut, .ebanon. He did not give any eason for this change. WANTED RELRASED The general added the terror- sis had given the names of 10 en they wanted released. Two f Ihose 10 then would give the lames of the remaining prison- rs to be freed. Shurer said. The Israeli Cabinel went into necial session in Jerusalem ami decided for the first time ince guerrillas launched their crrorist war seven years ago o meet a life-or-death Arab demand. In order to secure the release of the pupils at Maalot, Ihe Cabinet lias decided to release the terrorists as demanded," a communique said. "No- lificalion thereof has also been communicated to the French "ambassador." French Ambassador Jean lerly. carrying a French flag, vas inside the school ncgotiat- ng for (he hostages' lives. The gunmen had asked for lerly to negotiate with them, ind the diplomal flew by hcli- copler 90 miles from Tei Aviv '.o Maalot, five miles south of ,hc Lebanese border. The terrorists takeover of the school--phis Ihe ambush death earlier of a woman, the slaughter of an entire f a m i l y by (he _ rrillas. the bombing of an oil pipeline and Ihe planting of rockets in Jerusalem--threatened to wreck Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger's truce negotiations belween Israel and Syria. Kissinger issued a statement of "shock and outrage" at the terrorist action and postponed a planned [rip to Damascus. The a t t a c k was similar to the terrorist raid a month ago on the Ijorclcr town of Qiryot Shmonah. in which 18 Israelis died. The three terrorists in thai raid also were killed. SCHOOI.HOUSE M I N E D In Ihe Syrian capital, the g u e r r i l l a command which claimed responsibility for the attack said. "The entire building is mined. If Zionist forces open fire they will be risking the destruction of the entire place." A small Palestinian group which had committed no terrorist a r t s for four years, (he Popular Dcmorratic Front, said the guerrillas were based in Israel. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Brooke Charges Busing Bill Means Return To Separatism WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. i £dward W, Brooke charged today that sponsors of a proposal that would virtually end school Hising for desegregation purposes were trying to bring back racial separatism in America. Brooke, the only black sena- lor. said in a prepared speech that such a proposal "would encourage the development of two nations within our connlry--one while and the other black." The Massachusetts Republican spoke out before the key vole on the proposal, sponsored by Sen. Edward J. Gurncy, R- Fla., as an amendment to a $23 billion education bill, Hrooke said he was saddened because President N i x o n , a supporter of the amendment, and some members of Congress "pander to the anxieties o! some Americans, black anc w h i t e , and play into the hands of those who seek separatism Ihrive on strife and flourish on ate and ccjual in this nation Brooke said the Gurney imcndmcnt plclely the where the team of f o u r to sixidivisive rhetoric." typists worked behind locked! Brooke declared. "I have doors. 'never seen anything both scpa would imdo corn- slow but steady irogress made under the 20- .·ear-old Supreme Court school desegregation decision. The amendment, scheduled to )e voted on in the lale afternoon, would require the courts o consider other remedies be- 'ore ordering any busing. And :hen busing wonld be limited to .he next closest school to tha pupil's home. II would permit reopening of all previously decided busing cases and their rcdetcrminalion on Ihe basis of the new limitations. Supporters of the amendment assert it would prevent "forced busing," which they insist is "destroying the integrity of public educalion" in the United Stales. Both sides expect the vote on be close, that ab- the a m e n d m e n t lo with a possibility senlees may decide Iht out-

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