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msioi- Edilorial « For Women *··-. S Sports 19-21 .Amusements ....?. 33 Comics s 34 Classified 35-38 114th YEAR-NUMBER 318 J2ort1)tocst Th« Public Interest it The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 16, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy, warm · n d windy with increasing chance of thundershowcrs through Friday. Low Jast night 71; low tonight in the low 70s. Highs Friday in the low'90s. Sunset today 8:16; sunrise Friday 6:10. .£24 PACES-TEN CENTS Refugee Camps, Guerrilla Bases In Lebanon Hit By Israeli Jets SOLDIER WEEPS .. .after mewing carnage resulting from attack an school Second Band Of Arabs Slip Across Border Of Lebanon TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -Northern Israel was put on the alert today after security forces discovered another band of Arab guerrillas slipped across the Lebanese border during the night, the Israeli state radio reported. All schools were closed to prevent any repetition of the massacre at Maalot Wednesday, and the population was ordered to remain indoors. Officials said the guerrillas cut the barbed-wire border fence near Manora, a small farm settlement on the western edge of the Israeli panhandle that juts up between Lebanon and Syria. Security forces immediately began a search. Police with loudspeakers drove through Qiryat Shmonah, largest town in the panhandle, warning students to stay home. Arab guerrillas hit there April II, killing 18 Israelis. The .chief of staff. I.t. Gen. Mordechai Gur, said Wednesday night that security forces along the northern border had been reinforced after the ter rorisl attack at Maalot Wcdncs day. the government today Increased the death toll at Maalot to 27. reporting that 20 Jewish children were killed at the local school instead of IB as pre viously announced. The three terrorists murdered a man, his wife and one of their children at their home before they seized the schoolhouse; a soldier was killed in the army attack on the school, and the troops killed the three terror ists. CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY The leader of the Palestinian guerrilla group that said it was responsible for the Maalot attack. Nayef Hawatmeh of the Popular Democratic Front fold a Beirut newspaper the purpose of the attack was to prevenl peace negotiations that would return the West Bank of the Jordan River to Jordan. Hawatmeh said his organ ization opposes Secretary of State Henry A. Kissingers ef forts to negotiate a Middle F,as1 settlement that would "liqui date the sacred Palestinian na tional cause," the newspaper An Nahar reported. But he in dicated the Front does not op xse peace talks if they lead to 'a resurrection of Palestine"-a Palestinian state made up of .he West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Another Beirut paper, A] 3ayrak, said a spokesman for the Front told it Maalot-type operations will escalate until here is "one operation ever day . . . to express our insistence." Schmidt Named As Chancellor BONN, Germany (AP) -- The Bundestag elected Helmu 1 Schmidt chancellor of West 'ermany today, filling the va cancy left by the resignation ol Willy Brandt 10 days ago be cause one of his close aides was an East German spy. The vote was 267-225. Schmid needed 249, a majority of the total 496 members of the lower house. The election of Schmidt, 55 fiad been assured in advance by the continuation of his Socia Democratic party's allianci with the Free Democrats, giving them a majority of 46 seats in the Bundestag. The coalition held firm on Wednesday and elected the leader of the Free Democrats Walter S c h e e l , to succeet Gustav Hcinemann as W e s t Germany's fourth president. The Social Democrats have 230 seats in the Bundestag an the Free Democrats 41, bu four of their deputies were ab sent today because nf illness All 225 Christian Democrat were present to vote agains Schmidt. Schmidt's biggest worries, in herited from Brandt, -are in flation and control of radica elements within his socialis party. "Tightening the over-all eco nomic policy will stand at thi center of the government dec laration," Schmidt said thi wek. Open Impeachment Evidence Sessions Urged By St. Glair WASHINGTON (AP) -- White louse lawyer James D. St. )lair said today he would ask he House Judiciary Committee o open its impeachment evidence sessions to the public as » result of the leak of the tran- cript of a presidential tape. "I'm going to ask that these searings all be made public,' aid St. Clair, the President's chief Watergate lawyer, as he entered the hearing room. During a closed session Vcdnesday committee members had listened to the tape of s Sept. 15, 1972, conversation he President had with H. R. laldeman and John W. Dean II. The White House had re- eased on April 30 an edited ranscript of that conversation, 'ublished reports appearing today showed that the White House version left out discussion of possible adminis- .ration retaliation against the Washington Post tor its report- ng of Watergate. St. Clair said, "the transcript we released related to Watergate. We left out the irrelevant material." BREACH OF RULES The White House lawyer called the leak of the committee's transcript of the Sept. 15 tape a breach of its rules of confidentiality. Committee Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., had said on Wednesday that the panel still nad to consider additions grand jury material which it was obligated to keep secret. The committee's impeach' Tient staff played two White flouse tapes for members dur- ng a four-hour closed session Wednesday. Another full day of icaring Watergate evidence in :losed session was scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. EDT today. One of the tapes playec Wednesday was that of a Sept. 15, 1972. conversation President Nixon had with former White House aide H. R. Haldeman and John W. Dean III, then White House counsel. A tran script of that conversation was included in the volume releasec last week by the White House. Asked to compare the tape with the White House t r a n script, Chairman Peter W. Ro dino Jr., D-N.J., said, "I be lieve there are differences. Bui the differences are such that ] am not clear in my own mine that failure to include the mate al was deliberate." Rep. Edward Mezvinsky. D Iowa, said the tape gave much clearer picture--mucl more focused on the problem." STRONGEST REACTION The strongest reactions cam from Reps. Robert Drinan. D Mass., and Jerome R. Waldie D-Calif., both counted a the strongest advocates of im peachment on the committee. Drinan described the tape a "much more damaging than the White House transcript .... When you hear how the have been planning and plottin] your worst suspicions are aroused." Waldie said, "Those con cerned wilh shabbiness on thi part of the President from thi edited transcripts would havi heir concern enhanced consid irably." Committee members also leard relevant portions of the ape of a June 30, 1972. meeting nvolving the President. Halde man and former Atty. Gen John N. Mitchell. The next day Mitchell resigned as head ol (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) County Plans f\m m m fLI Division Of Federal Funds T h e Washington Counts 'inance committee has agreed :o a division of the county's 1974-75 federal revenue sharing unds. The funds must be allocalec according to use on a Plannet Use Report that goes to thi "ederal government. The county will receivi $696,626 in the coming fisca r ear -- an increase of abou M5.000 over the arrHJun received in 1973-74. The biggest change in th allocation from previous year $100.000 to equip the nei vaults being constructed as ai addition to the east of thi courthouse. There is also an increase c $25,000 -- to ?75,000 -- in th allocation to the county healtl center. The center is nearing comple tion, and the additional fund will bus- plumbing and fixtures SLIGHT DECREASE There are slight decreases ii the ecology and law enforce ment areas. The ecolog decrease comes in the tras pickup program, where th initial cost of trucks and tras bins has already been met. There is also a slight increas in the allocation for aging pro grams in Fayetteville am Springdale -- to $8,000, wbicl will bo divided among the tw groups. County Comptroller Lonnie Gilbow explains that the creases were marie possible no only by the increase in federa f u n d s but also by $80,000 lef over from the 1973-74 monies That amount had been aside. Gilhow said, for purchase of property, but the deal in volved has not materialized. The allocations are: Health. $75.000: Equipmen and Buildings (vault). $100.000 Ecology, $25,000; Plannin Commission, $12,000: Aging $8.000; Juvenile, $15.000; Lav Enforcement, $30.000; conti gency fund, $S8.626; road func $363.000. NOVEMBER SESSION The Quorum Court will b asked to approve the allocation in its November session. Ahoi half of the money has alread been reviewed by (he Court a its 1973 meetings! The finance committee als (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Unlikely Alliance, B u t . . . Democrats Reject Resignation. A News Analysis By HALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP) - It seems an unlikely alliance, hut it makes political sense for Democratic leaders to side with President Nixon in rejecting his resignation as the way out of Watergate now. That is not to say that the Democrats were motivated hy the coming elecions, rather that the constitutional concerns they cited in counseling against pressure (or the President to quit. But at this point, the two go together. The consitulional argument is the one Nixon has been ad vancing all along: That the resignation of a president because of accusations and unpopularity would so weaken the presidency as to change the American mtem of government. Sen. Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, tht deputy. Democrat ic leader, said a forced resignation would "change our system from one of fixed tenure to one in which a president would remain in office only by popular approval." Nixon said two months ago that resignation in the circumstances he faces would "lead to weak and instable presidencies in the future, and I will not be a party to the destruction of the presidency of the United Sates." At the same time, the President acknowledged that his resignation "might satisfy some of my good, friendly partisans who would rather not have the problem of Watergate bothering them." With impeachment proceedings under way, and with the release of the edited White House transcripts, Watergate i» bothering Republican! more now than it was then. Republican talk of Nixon's r e s i g n a t i o n prompted the Democratic comments. Five Republican senators. three seeking reflection this year, have said the President should resign, consider it or step down temporarily during impeachment proceedings. Among House Republicans, Rep. John J. Rhodes of Arizona, the party leader, has said resignation is an option for the President to consider; Rep. John B. Anderson of Illinois said he would welcome it. Anderson, c h a i r m a n of Ihe GOP conference, now says he docs nol foresee it happening. Resignation, of course, would spare congressional Republicans the agonizing vote on whether to impeach the President in the House and, if that is done, whether to convict him in the Senate. For many Democrats, Nixon looms as the issue in the campaign monthi ahead. There is t Democratic speculation about landslide that would create veto-proof, two-thirds majorit in both houses ot Congress. But a Watergate hacklas against Republican congres sional candidates would be d minished, if not eliminatec with Nixon out of office Vice President Gerald R. For in. Tactically, the Democrats ar in a stronger campaign positio with Nixon in the White House There is more to tlie politic* equation. If the President wcr to resign, the impcachmen process would end. Watergai prosecutions would conlinui but (here is no way to fore.se whether they would provide final judgment on the innocen or guilt of the President, would he up to the- proseeulo and the grand jury to deck whether Nixon, as a priva citizen, should face trial an verdict in Watergate, --AP Wirephoto SHOT IN MAALOT BATTLE .. .soldiers carry schoolboy shot through arm and chest during gun fight at school building In Wednesday Testimony Haig Tells Of Hughes Payment To Rebozo WASHINGTON (AP) -- White louse Chief of Staff Alexander VI. Haig Jr. has testified before he Senate Watergate committee after being threatened vith a possible c o n t e m p t of Congress citation if he maintained his silence. Haig testified Wednesday warned a year ago about an to- ft bout a $100.000 payment from vestigation of Ihe Hughes con- billionaire Howard Hughes to tribution by then-Deputy Treas- C. G. "Bebc" Rebozo, President Nixon's friend. men. Secretary William E. Si organiv.a lions, familiar with n e w s sources NEWS BRIEFS Indicted In Probe JACKSONVILLE. Fla. The New York Times and Both CBS News reported that Haig quoting told the committee he was his testimony, said Haig told the committee that Simon also presidential aide Leon- I ard Garment about the investigation by the Internal Revenue Service. The Times said Haig testified Nixon was informed of the matter and told him several days in touch (AP) - A federal grand jury probing lousing fraud and secret cam- jaign funds collected for Sen. Sdward Gurney, R-Fla.. has inflicted a former Federal Housing Administration official, the Florida Times-Union said today. The Jacksonville newspaper said details were not available, ind there was no report on the jhase of the inquiry concerning ~urney, who testified before he panel for 8te hours Tuesday and Wednesday. Enters Preakness BALTIMORE (AP) -- Ken- .ucky Derby winner Cannonade, Derby ruriner-up Hudson bounty and 11 other 3-year-olds were entered today for Saturday's SloO.OOO-added Preakness al, Pimlico. "I've always liked the middle f the track," said trainer Woody Stephens before entering John M. Olin's Cannonade. The middle is what he got. Cannonade drew the No. 6 post posi lion. Camp Overrun SAIGON.South Vietnam (AP) -- Some 5.000 North Vietnamese troops with tanks overran a remote Soitfh Vietnamese camp near the Laotian border today, inflicting heavy losses on the government force and pushing the survivors into a defensive pocket, the Saigon command reported. Hod No Effect LITTLE ROCK ( A P ) -- Sen. J. W. Fulbrighl said today that his absence from Washington Wednesday had no effect on the defeat ot legislation that virtually would have ended the busing of students to achieve racial balance in the public schools. Fulbright said he had ar ranged to pair his v o t e wilh Sen. Mike Mansfield, D-Mont. The legislation, approved by the House and supported by the Nixon administration, was la- bled on a 47-46 vote. Tabling killed the measure. Chance Remains The chance of precipitation remains in the Arkansas forecast The National Weather Service said there is a chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers today, tonight and Friday. The probability of precipitation s 30 per cent in most areas. The cold front t h a t moved nlo the state and created the turbulent weather has moved northward as a warm front. Narrow Margin WASHINGTON 1 (AP) -- The Senate has defeated by the narrowest possible margin an amendment seeking to end busing for school desegregation uirposes. A 47-46 vote Wednesday turned hack one of the strongest anti-busing challenges yet -an amendment by Sen. Edward J. Gurney. R-Fla., that was strongly backed hy the Nixon administration. iTi-iiiiiiii .;ri!r. : :;i;' iiii'Yiii!! ,i;'Jviri:i!i;r : uiiiiiri with a tax lawyer. Simon, former energy chief who last week became Treasury secretary, had never been connected previously with any Watergate matters. POSTPONES REPORT The committee also decided to postpone its long-awaitei Sinai report to at least June 30 and to avoid making any conclusions as to the guilt or innocence of Watergate figures. including Nixon. The panel voted unanimously to ask the Senate to allow it to extend its mandate, remain its subpoena power and grant it an additional $200.000, sources said. After his three-hour appearance before the Watergate com- miHec. Haig tolel reporters. "I answered all questions I was capable of answering on that specific matter." T h e committee is investigating the Hughes-Uebo/o money to learn if any portion of it was used to make gitls or loans to members of the President's family or to his employ"'' ' es. Nation's Economic Decline From Embargo Almost Over WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's economic decline re- suiting from the Arab oil embargo may be about over, government figures show. Industrial output rose in April by four-tenths of 1 per cent, the [irst increase after four months of decline, the federal Reserve Board reported Wednesday. Output fell by three-tenths of 1 per cent in March. The board attributed the April turn-around largely to a U per cent increase in auto assemblies. The rate of auto assemblies rose to 7.5 million units a year, compared with 6.5 million in March. Government economists interpreted the Increase as an indication t h a t the worst effects of the oil embargo on th« economy may be over, although they cautioned against over-optimism. "It is one indicator, an important indicator to be sure. and it is only one month in that indicator. But it is consistent with our general over-all outlook." said a spokesman for the President's Council of Economic Advisers. He also said it supported Nixon administration predictions [hat there will be no recession in 197! "We said we f e l t we would not have a recession . . . . We continue to feel that way." he added. The administration has predicted that the big 5.8 per cent decline in the economy in the first three months of 1974 will level off in the second quarter. followed by a resumption of economic growth after midyear. A recession commonly is defined as two consecutive quarters of economic decline. Raid Follows Massacre At Schoolhouse MAALOT, Israel (AP) -- Israeli jets bombed, rocketed and strafed seven refuge camps and guerrilla bases in southern Lebanon today, l e s s than 24 hours after the Maalot schoolhouse massacre, the Lebanese Defense Ministry said. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The latest Middle East violence raised fears that Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger's efforts to achieve a disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces on the Golan Heights front would be set hack considerably. The Lebanese said a total of 36 Israeli jets took part in the raids and "were forced to flee by our anti-aircraft fire." The Israeli command reported that its jets hit guerrilla positions near Sicion and Beirut, but that it was "purely a military operation" and refugee camps were not deliberately hit. In Beirut, the leader of the guerrilla group (hat claimed responsibility for the Maalot massacre vowed to struggle against Kissinger's peace mission "until the end." Nayef Hawalmeh. head of the Popular Democratic Front, told a news conference that Kissinger was "serving mainly Israel and American interests in the Middle East. To put it bluntly, we will spare no effort to foil the Kissinger mission." HINDER MISSION Kissinger flew to Syria from Israel to continue his efforts at ichieving a disengagement acl on the embattled Golan -leights front, but there were 'ears the latest escalation of violence in the Middle East vould severely hinder his mission. fn Maalol. helicopters lifted he last assault troops from the stricken hilltop t o w n. Weeping '(lingers scrubbed blood from he schoolhouse floor. A 15,'ear-old schoolboy named Yo- ·ef pounded his head with his 1st and cried: "My friends vere killed." It was night. The terrorist ragedy was over, and 'Israel mourned 25 dead -- 20 Jewish children massacred in Maalot's school: a m a n , his wife and child murdered in their home: soldier killed in the attack on .he school, and an Arab woman shot in an ambush. There was grief, too, for th« 7'l wounded, most of (hem children. Hours stormed the school where three Arab gunmen, explosives hung 'rom their belts, had held 85 xys and girls hostage since dawn and threatened to blow hern to pieces unless the Israeli government freed 23 imprisoned guerrillas. earlier, Israeli troops "All the children were killed y the terrorists." a m i l i t a r y -ounce said. "It was all over in i second. The Arabs started shooting the kids immediately sraeli soldiers entered the Building." The three gunmen died \vitfi heir victims, STRIKE AWAITED Israel awaited the retaliatory strike across the border which las followed every major at- ack by guerrillas f r o m neighboring Lebanon, live miles north of Maalot. But this time he guerrilla organization that claimed rcsponstblity for the ittack. the Popular Democratic ·"ronl, said the attack was lanned in Damascus, the Syran capital. The people of Maalot wer« Tiore concerned about their ack of protection. Youths jostled (he police and troops in the dark streets and told them the raiders should have been caught before they invaded the village about 3 a.m. Wednesday. Occasional fist fights erupted. After the storming of the schoolhouse, furious villagers to hit Defense Minister :ried Moshe Dayan. and soldiers had [o link hands to protect h i m . The mayor demanded that army veterans in the village be armed. The N a t i o n a l Council of Schools requested guards for all frontier schools. It was about 3:30 a.m. when the three guerrillas pounded on the door of a Maalot home, said they were police looking for terrorists, then killed the couple who lived there and one (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Pleads GuHly WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Atty. Gen. Richard G. Klcindicnst pleaded guilty today to a misdemeanor charga that he refused to answer questions about the ITT case when he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

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