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Editorial ..................... 4' For women .... ............. 6 Amusements ......... ....... 7 Sports ........ .......··: ..... 9-10 Comics ...... ... ........ :···· 11 Classified ....... : .......... 12-15 114th YEAR-NUMBER 319 Jlortijfoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1974 LOCAL FOftECAST- Partly cloudy, warm and humid with chance of showers through Saturday. Overnight low 73; low tonight In the upper 60s, Highs Saturday mid to upper 80s. Sunset today 8:17; sunrise Saturday 6:09. ·£·16 PACES-TEN CENTS Pickup Overturned A pickup truck balances on Us side alter being dumped from a hydraulic lift at Vine's Service Station, 1225 S. School Ave., Thursday night. Owner J. N- Smith had left the truck parked over the lilt overnight. Police said it was overturned when vandals raised the lift. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Student Opinions Heard School Board Approves Teachers'Contracts By PAT DONAT TIMES Staff Writer The Kayelteville School Board approved teacher renewal contract and employment of seven new teachers to fill vacancies at a called meeting at noon Thursday. The renewal, which came in an o[)eti niceting Collowin g an executive* session, wns approved unanimously by the directors who were all present, with the exception of Mrs. Feriba Me- Nair. Contracts will be distributed May 21, and teachers will have 10 days to sign and return them to the school administration office. In other business the directors approved travel for five teachers and heard a report from Director Dr. James K. Patrick on question a ires completed by local high school students reflecting their opinion of the school. NINE MONTH PLAN The high school students overwhelmingly (81 per cent) approve the present plan ol nine months school and three months summer vacation, The large majority of stu dents (5H per cent) would like lo see a slrongcr athlelic pro gram developed to compete successfully with other schools Some (27 per cent) saw a nee( to put less emphasis on a com pelHivc athletic program. Students were nearly evenly divided on the quest Eon of en couraging girls to participate in competitive tenm sports. FiU; per cent thought this should be emphasized more strongly, ant 49 per cent thought it shouU be allowed to proceed at the present rate. Students were also 5n agree, ment that there is a need for student evaluation of teachers Fifty-seven per cent expressei this belief, and only 18 per cen felt that student participation it evaluation would be u n f a i r l the teacher. Not surprisingly 82 per cen By The Associated Press The Israeli command said its els strafed and bombed Arab uerriHa targets in southern ^ehanon again today barely 24 lours after its devastating re- aliatory attack Iherc. It said 11 aircraft returned safely After a 30-minute raid. At the same time, six thun- lerous explosions shook the anesc capital of Beirut in luick succession. One uncon- irmed report snid anti aircraft n It erics in the port area pericd Fire on Israeli warplanes. Shot In Leg Johnny Lee Yell, 19. Rout 2, Prairie Grove, is reporter in fair to good condition a Washington Regional Medica Center today after shoot in. himself in the leg Thursday, According to the sheriff office, . Yell accidentally sho himself through the front pa of his right leg, with the hulle corning out the hack part his thigh just above the knee Details of the accident were no available. lought that semester exams' ave no significant value if erEodic six week exams are iven. However, 18 per cent loughl they a r e helpful in evaluating knowledge of a given course. A large majority (73 pel cent) of students expressed tin (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Israeli Jets Again Bomb, Straie Guerrilla Targets Police Storm SLA Hideout LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Po ice fired leargas today and hen stormed a house where .mybioncse Liberation Army members were believed holed up, witnesses said. Police entered the house bul no one appeared lo be inside, witnesses at the scene said. The teargas cannisters were 'ired through the front windows of. Ihe house. Police wearing gasmasks burst into the house and began examining suitcases, according lo an Assocl ated Press newsman al the icone. An FBI agent at the sc declined comment when asked if any arrests had been made or if anyone had been found in the house. After the teargas was fired police sharpshooters stationed around Ihe house relaxed and rested their weapons. As officers moved througl the house, they picked up suit cases, salchels and severa boxes. But Israel said its jets at acked "terrorist objectives' 1 o he western slopes of Mt. Hei non. far south of Beirut. Radio Damascus said Syria els clashed with the Israe jlancs and shot one down. Th iroadcnst said Ihe Syrian jet re vented the otlier Israe ilatics from bombing now tar *ets and "drove them off." Le ba noil s a id the Is rae! i aids Thursday were."rcmims cent of Nazi horrors" and tlu he casualty toll "is of a hor r i f y m g nature." "I can safely say scores wor tilled and hundreds wounded, nformalion Minister Falun Slinhin told a news confcrcnc t Beirut. He said Lcbatipf 'resident Suleiman Franjie called for "effective U.N. a ion lo curb Israel's barha: : sm." Isnieli jets hit seven area south of Beirut on Thursday retaliation for an Arab terror! raid on an Israeli schoolhons Wednesday in which more th;i a score of Israelis were killed HIT AND RUN Israeli ground troops made hit-and-run attack into souther Lebanon Thursday night, blew up an empty house le: than a mile from the bordi that had been used by terro ists, the Israeli command H also mortar o reporte rounds w irted about s r ere fired I ward Metulla. the northern mo Israeli town, but there were i casualties. The Palestinian news agenc Wafa said. the Israeli rail" Thursday "will not pass \vit oul punishment, Israel will pa very dearly for the price of 01 children. The Israeli raiders bombc rocketed and slrafed four Pal stinian camps and three bprrt villages Thursday in rclaliatii for the Arab terrorist attai Wednesday in which 26 Israe were killed and 74 we wounded. The Israeli bom and rockets also hit a block apartment houses in Sidon a joining a refugee camp, lev- ing one three-story building a causing heavy casualties, Secret Judiciary Committee Evidence Again Made Public Worst Since 1951 Inflation Rate Keeps Rising WASHINGTON (AP) -- rices rose at a 11,5 per cent tc in the first three months of e year, worse t h a n previous limales, the fled today. government re' The rate of inflation -- solidly the double digit category -as the worst since a 13 per ent inflation rate in the first DeparlmeTit .irirfer of 1951. The Commerce so reported that the nation's conoiny -- as measured by the "ross National Product -- de- ined by a 6.3 per cent rale in iinuary through March. The department had esti IB ted last month that first larter inflation was at a 10,8 cr cent rate and the economy declined at a 5.8 per cent rate. The new figures, based on more complete information, showed the nation's economic problems were worse than expected. But there already were signs the nation is recovering from the first quarter economic slump. Industrial output was reported increased in April for the first time in five months and housing starts also rose in April. The Commerce Department also reported today that the nation's corporations recorded a 12 per cent increase in after-tax profits in the first quarter, increasing $8.6 billion to $80.2 billion at an annual rate. The increase was a big improvement over the one-tenth ol one per cent rise in after-tax earnings in the fourth quarter of 1973, but the profit figures also reflected the higher cash receipts resulting from inflation. Much of the gain in the first quarter profits was in the increased value in inventories, tlie Commerce Department said. The new figures on inflalion and economic growth were contained in the government's revised first quarter report on the Gross National Product, which measures the total value of the nation's output of goods and services. The figures show that the GNP in the first quarter rose $14.7 billion to an annual rale of $1.352.2 billion. But when the inflation rate of 11.5 per cenl is taken into amount, the GNP declined at a rate of 6.3 per cent. The Nixon administration predicts that the first quarter economic slide will come to a halt in the second quarter anc will be followed by a resump tion of economic growth after midyear. The Commerce Departmen also reported today that dis posahlc personal income o Americans t h a t is, after taxes -- increased $ billion in the first quarter and that the personal savings ratt dropped §3.6 billion to a 6.6 pe cent rate. i: .IIL iiiir :;in ill!'; ·:ii;ii!r ;i;iiniii- Jim" ;ni' ill SLIM CHANCE OF SHOWERS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There is a 'slim chance of rain in Arkansas through Saturday. The National Weather Service is calling for widely scattered sh o wcrs a nd a few thundcrshowcrs t h r o u g h Saturday. The chance of rain ranges fvqin 2,0 per cent in the southern portion of the state to 30 per cent in the northern portion. Otherwise, the forecast for p a r t l y cloudy skies and warm temperatures. Kissinger To Leave Israel JERUSALEM (AP) -- Sccre. ary of Stale Henry A. Kissin^ *cr will fly to Cairo from Dam isciis on Saturday atid will nol return to Israel. No reason was given Cor the change, which was announced by officials. Earlier today, Kissinger saic ic would make up his minrl on whether to return lo Israe nfter weighing developments IT Damascus. He flies to the Syr an capital Saturday morning. The Kissinger party will re main overnight in Cairo and flj Bonn on Sunday for a two hour stopover. From there hi: special Air Force plane flies ti London for refueling befon continuing to the United Slates MEETS WITH ISRAELIS Kissinger met again with Is raeH leaders today, hut hi aides already had acknowledg ed that lie would not be able ti work out a full Iroop dis engagement between Israel am Syria this weekend, The differences are narro\ hut "terribly emotional," news men were told as Kissinge flew back to Israel Tlmrsda; night following a sevcn-hou session with Assad and Fnreig Minister Abdcl Halim Kliac' (lam. One senior American off' cial said the two government are as close to an agreement a they could he without bavin one. The Arab terrorist attack o Maalot antl the retaliatory I: racli air strikes into Lebano hampered Kissinger's peace forts, hut his aides slressc that they are not what cm renlly is stalling an agrecmcn In Division Of Agriculture UA Professorship Endowed 'Establishment of a $250,000 endowed professorship in the University of Arkansas division of agriculture was announced today by the Ben. J. Allhcimer Foundation at a joint luncheon meeting of the UA Board of Trustees and Development Council. Announcement of the gift, which will involve an initial commitment of $100,000, w a s made by John N. Stern of Chicago, chairman of the board of the foundation. Stern said the chair woutd be named in honor of Richard S. Barnctt Jr., the longtime managing partner of the Elms Companies of Althei- rricr and a trustee of t h e foundation. The Elms Com- panies are the principal source of income to t h e Altheimer foundation. The endowed professorship, the third to be donated to the University by the Altheimer Foundation, will be-in the area of weed science. It w i l l he known officially as the "Elms Farming-Richard S. Barnett Jr., Chair of W e e d Science." The occupant according to of the Ihe chair, agreement between the foundation and the U n i v e r s i t y , conduct research in weeds, their morphology, chemistry, control through herbicides "and kindred aspects of the relationship of crops to noxious growths," The foundation's contribution was hailed by Dr. John White.' U A vice president for agriculture, as "another step in [he University's e f f o r t s to provide the be.st in agricultural research and teaching efforts to benefit the state as a whole." According to the agreement, the foundation will make annual payments to the University until the total endowment of the chair is a minimum of $250.000. Accepting the gilt on behalf of Ihe University w e r e Fred Pickens of Newport, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and Dr. Charles Oxford, interim UA president. Also appearing on the program were Harold Ohlenclorf of Osceola, chairman of the Development Council; Willian H. liowcn of Little Rock, member of the board of th Altheimer Foundation and tl UA Development Council, wl' delivered a tribute to rlarnel' H. L. flemhroe of Fort Smitl c h a i r m a n of the council's him raising program, and r Lou Ramsay of Pine B l u f f , member of the Board Trustees and chairman of tl major gifts division of the fun' raising program. honoring Harnclt, tribute to "his Bow In paid __ . achievements in the science agriculture and its ' practic applications, for his civic e deavors in his community, sta (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Opposes Kissinger Xayef Hawaimeh, leader of the guerrilla group (hal claimed responsibility for the Maa- lol massacre, says U.S. Secretary of Stale Henry Kissinger is serving mainly t h e interests of America and Israel and (hat his group w i l l 'spare no effort In foil t h e Kissinger mission.' (AP Wire- phoio) NEWS BRIEFS Price Rollback WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sig- lificant rollbacks of domestic ill and gasoline prices may be mposed on oil companies, ·nergy chief John C. Kawhill ;aid. The Federal Energy Office is', u e d proposed regulations Thursday detailing how much F foreign oil production costs an he passed through into domestic prices. Wants Rote Trimmed WASHINGTON (AP) '-- The cost of mailing a first-class let- ,cr would he t r i m m e d by a penny while rales for second, third ind fourth-class mail would go ip u n d e r a proposal by the s t a f f of the Postal Rale Commission. The rate for mailing a first- class letter recently was raised r»y two cents lo 10 cents. The commission slaff now thinks it should be nine cents. Dok Pek Occupied PLEIKU, South Vietnam (AP) -- North Vietnamese forces apparently complete? their occupation of Dak Pck near the Laotian border, carls today, antl the fate of more t h a n 300 South Vietnamese troops and more t h a n 3,000 ci' vilians was not known, govern mcnt military officials said. Radio contact with the remote district in Viet Cong terri lory was lost at midnight Thursday, but there was spccu lation that many of the surviv ing troops and civilians had cs capod into the surrounding hills. Ford In Hawaii HONOLULU (AP) -- Vice ['resident Gerald R. Ford is in lawaii, the 27th state he has visited since assuming office. His schedule today include: .hree speeches, two receptions i news conference and a visi .0 the Arizona Memorial, wbicl commemorates tlie Japanesi attack on Pearl Harbor in Ml "We're looking forward ti usl one of those working am vacationing weekends,' 1 Fon said after his arrival T h u r s d a j night. Charge Dismissed TALLAHASSEE, Fla. {AP -- A county court judge toda dismissed an indictment char; ng Sen. Edward Gurney. r! Fla, w i t h an election law viola tion. F. e o n County Judge Charlo. McClure ruled the indictmen was "fatally defective." Defense attorney C. Harri D i t t m a r of Jacksonville sough the dismissal of the mis demeanor charge against Gur ncy, a member o[ the Senat Watergate Committee. Long Weekend KKY mSCAYNE. Fla. (AP -- Tn a move reminiscent of th late Lyndon H. Johnson, Pres dcnl Nixon is here for a Ion weekend stay that he kept si crcL until two hours before dc par Cure. Nixon flew to h i s baysid compound Thursday aftcrnoo with wife Pat, (laughter Trici Cox, s t a f f chief Alexander ^ Haig Jr., Press Secretary Ro aid L. Zlcglcr and Appoin ments Secretary Stephen Bull. He is expected to remai here until at least Sunday. Arabs Likely To Gel New Soviet Jets WASHINGTON (AP) ~~ U.S nteUigence sources say Russie iay be preparing to ship som f its advanced MIG23 jet fight rs to Arab air forces. This could spell trouble fo is Israeli Air Force if th IIG23 "flogger" appears lumbers on the Syrian front. More than that, it woutd sug est that Russia is prepared t tiffen Syria's ability, and o fight while the United State s trying to restore a truce be ween the Syrians and Israelis. U.S. analysts say the MIG23 ·ilh a top speed of nearly 2.00 liles an hour, would sig ificantly boost the power rab air forces now equippc vith earlier model fighters. Intelligence sources rated MIG23s have been see ear a Black Sea port fron vhich the Russians ship mil ary equipment by sea to Syri ind other Arab nations. I s r a e l i Defense Ministc .loshe Day an claimed earl ast month that j\1IG23s were i iyria. A Pentagon spokesma aid at the lime that "there 10 evidence that the MIG23 ha appeared in Syria." About two weeks later, Sy an President Hafez Assad r urncd home from Moscow wit promise of additional arm rom the Soviet Union. Beiru newspapers said Russia ha ledger) early delivery of anced jet fighters and surface o-surface missiles. About that time, U.S. elligence reported. Soviet me chant ships unloaded 12 crate MIG21 jets at the Syrian port Check Forgery Kickie Wade Cagle, adtlres unknown, was charged Thur lay in Washington Circuit Cou with passing a forgeel check. Cagle is accused of passin check for $100, signed by Nc Helm, lo Warehouse Foods May 11. Disclosure Is Key Watergate Conversation WASHINGTON (AP) -- Serel House Judiciary Committee impeachment evidence as been made public for the econd time in as many days, uggesting a crack in the com- ittee's light security that be- o re this week had not be en Breached. The latest disclosure was ·ublished in The Washington Post. It was Ihe committee's ranscript of a key Watergate jonversalion -- thai of Sept. 15, 972, between President Nixon, hen White House Counsel John V. Dean III and former presidential Chief of Staff H.R. Hal- tleman. As a result of yet another cak. the Post also reported today on the contents of a tape he committee heard Wednes- lay. The tape was of a short conversation June 30, 1972, be- wecn Nixon, Haldeman and "ormer Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, The Post did not reveal how t obtained the two transcripts, hut the story on the June 30 :neeting referred to comments by committee sources on why hat transcript was included in .he evidence. PART OF PATTERN Reporters Carl Bernstein and Boh Woodward quoted one source as saying " ... it shows part of a pattern to keep the lid on ... and the President is in on it early." In an introductory paragraph to the side-by-side comparison of the Sept. 15 conversation, the Post said the Judiciary Committee's . transcript was compiled by the committee's staff from a tape recording received by the special Watergate prosecutor's office. Post reporter Lawrence Meyer said the committee's version and the White House version of the Sept. 15 conversations showed significant differences anil that "lengthy passages were omitted in the White House version without any indication that material was excised. In releasing the 1.254 pages of Nixon Irancripts April 30, the White House said it was an edited version, from which national security information and conversations irrelevant to Watergate were deleted. Meyer said that one of the differences between the two versions of the Sept. 15 conversation occurred when Nixon was speaking to Dean about U.S. District Judge Charles R. Richey. He had been assigned to the civil suit by the Democrats against the Committee for the Re-election of the Presi- den, NOT INCLUDED Meyer said the White House version of that conversation did not include, as did the committee version, Nixon saying "good" when Dean told him Hicliey had discussed the case off the bench. The committee's version of that part of the conversation was reported to be: Dean: Well, he's (Richey) hecn thoroughly candid in his dealing with people about the case. He's made several entrees, uh off the bench, to uh, one to Kleintlienst, two to, uh, (COXTLNUED OX PAGE TWO) Jaworski Says Plumbers Had No Legal Right To Break In WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nol| even a direct order from President Nixon would have made the break-in of Daniel Ells berg's psychiatrist's office legal, says Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. And, he added, none of the men charged with conspiracy in the case have been able lo claim they had any such order or any a u t h o r i t y other t h a n "a general mandate to investigate Jaworski made the assertions Thursday in a 62 - page memorandum asking U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gescll to turn down a demand by the six defendants for a huge amount of "national security" material from the White House lo be used at their t r i a l next month' That issue, and others raised by the defendants, will be argued in four days of court hearings next week. The prosecutor said "all evi dencc of national security moti yation is irrelevant" in a case involving interference with con stitulional rights against unreasonable search and seizure. "H was a carefully measured escalation of government i n f o r - mation-gathcring that began with an unsuccessful effort to obtain the 'necessary' psychiatric data from Dr, Fielding through an FBI interview." Jaworski said. Dr. Lewis Fielding, a Beverly [fills psychiatrist, had been Ircating Ellsberg -- then under indictment for leaking the Pen- lagon Papers -- when Whits House agents entered his offic* the night of Sept. 3. 1971. The defendants include John D. Khrlichman, the former Nixon domestic adviser who hart charge of the White House investigative unit known as the "plumbers." and Charles W. Colson, former special counsel to the President. "Conceivably a judge or magistrate might, have agreed; but the point is that the conspirators made sure that iiO opportunity for judicial consideration arose. It is hard lo imagine a more patent antl culpable violation of the Fourth Amendment than this carefully plotted secret nighttime break-in," tha brief stated.

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