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INSIDE- For women j Editorial 4 Church Directory 5 Sports S Amusements 7 Comics S Classified 9-11 114* YEAR-NUMBtK 320 Jftortljtucst The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1974 IOCA1 FORECAST- 1'arlly cloudy, very warm and humid with isolated, mainly afternoon thunders bowers, through Sunday. Low tonight near 70 wiih a Sunday h i g h near 90. High Friday 8L: low last night 69; sunset today 8:18; sunrise.Sunday fi:08. Weather map on page 5. £·12 PAGES--TEN CENTS At Blazing Los Angeles House Five SLA Members Die In Gun Battle LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities worked through the night attempting to establish the identities of five bodies recovered from'a fire-gutted house believed to be a hideout for the terrorist Symbionese Liberation Army. A spokesman for the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said today the bodies were examined for scars and other identifying marks. I The coroners's office said it had requested dental records on abdi*cted newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst as a "matter of routine/ 1 A spokesman (or newspaper executive Randolph A. Hearst said the FBI told Hearst one of the dead was SLA leader Donald D. DeFreczc. But the FBI denied that agents identified DeFreeze -- who was known as SLA General Field Marshal Cinque. The FBI also denied telling the Hearst family any such thing. John Lester, a Hearst spokesman, told newsmen outside, the Hearst mansion in Hillsborough of DeFrecze's reported death. But Lester walked away without shouted, word "What as reporters about Patty? What about Patty? " ! Earlier Lester had said, "We just hope to God that Patty is somewhere else." The SLA has said it kidnaped Miss Hearst. 20, who was dragged from her Berkeley apartment on Feb. 4. The coroner's spokesman said dental checks on the bodies had begun and autopsies would be conducted later today. All five persons -- at least two of whom were women -perished during a furious hour- long gun battle Friday evening in which s o m e 500 heavily armed police fired shells. The frame tear gas house south Los Angeles was sprayed with thousands of rounds of ammunition during the sie; and caught fire during the battle. --AP Wirephoto VICTIM OF BLAST REMOVED .,. as police and -firemen struggle to locate injured in wreckage Dublin Car Bombs Kill 23, teave 150 More Wounded DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) "There were limbs, pieces of clothing anl bodies everywhere," sobbed an eyewitness a f t e r three powerful car bombs ripped through the heart of Dublin. According lo the lalest police count, 23 men, women and children were killed and 150 wounded in the rush hour bombings Friday night, the , .worst bombing incident in almost five years of tho sectarian war that has hit the Irish Republic as well as Northern Ire land. Five more persons died in ? bomb blast in the border town of Mqnaghan and at least 20 were injured. "There were bodies and blood everywhere," said American attorney Francis P. McQuadc of Maplewood, N.J., who arrived in Dublin only half hour before the blasts. "A little girl who had been looking in a store window when the bomb went off was blown righl through it." MORE FEARED Police warned that more bombs may be on the way. Police sources suspected the bombers were Protestant fanat- ics.from the north. The bombs were planted in cars hijacked earlier in the day from a Protestant stronghold in Belfast, the Northern Ireland capital. The Ulster Defense Associ alien, a militant ProlesUinl group, and the predominantly Roman Catholic Irish Republi can Army denied any in volvcmcnt with the bombings. A man, calling himsell "Capt. Craig of Ihe Red Ham Brigade," telephoned a Dublin newspaper late Friday to warn that more bombs will be plant ed in (he city in the next few days. The "Red Hand of Ulster" is a traditional Protestant symbol The caller said the bombings will continue "until something is done about Siinningdalc" the pact signed last Deccmbe by Britain, the Irish Hepubli' and Northern Ireland. The agreement, providing fo a Council of Ireland with rcprc $3,000 Theft Probed Fayeltcville police are inves ligating the theft of S3,000 wortl of jewelry from the home o Sharon Simmons, 1002 Missioi Drive. Also lakcn were two saddles about $50 in cash and severa bottles of liquor. The break-in is believed t have occurred between mi night and 5:30 a.m. today. Police said a matching four piece jewelry set valued $1,500 was taken along wit various pieces containing sem precious stones. entalivos from the north and outh, is viewed by mati orlhern Protestants as a sell ut that will end in a unifica- on of Ulster with, the Catholic epublic. Irish Prime 'osgrave, his ith emotion. Minister Liam voice shaking told a stumici ation in a radio and television roadcast that the slaughter ,'as "Ireland's moment rcatest tragedy." He said the explosions would ring home to the people of the epublic what their northern eighbors had been suffering or the past five years. In the only three previous ornb attacks on Dublin in the ast five years, a total of three arsons were killed. Peace Hopes Rise Again In Mideast Secretary of State Henry A issinger arrived today ii Damascus on a new, more per- .onal initiative toward an Is- aeli-Syrian disengagement. Talks Friday with Israeli officials apparently rejuvenated his flagging hopes for a settlement. Officials had announced early Friday, in the wake of this veek's Arab terrorist attacks and Israeli raids on Lebanon, hat Kissinger would cut short his three-week-old peace mis sion after his trip to Damascus But later Fridiiy, after his lks in Jerusalem, Kissinger said he would r e t u r n to Israel after the Damascus session and continue his three week-old mission. He is e: peeled back in Israel tonight tonight. The secretary's aides openly acknowledged lhat Kissinger had shed his role as a simple relavcr ol ideas and had taken the 'initiative in the talks. They said he had presented undis closed "American ideas" to Is i-aeli leaders on Fridav. HOPE RAISED The change in plans raised hopes for a drawing through breakthrough cease-fire lim Golan Heights India Reveals Underground Nuclear Test NEW DELHI, I n d i a (AP)-- ndia has set off its first nuclear explosion in an underground csl, the Indian Atomic Energy Commission announced today, 'he blast brought the world's argest democracy into the vorld "nuclear club" here- ofore reserved to the major m i l i t a r y powers. The announcement, which did not 'Specify when the explosion occurred, said the bomb was designed for such peaceful purposes as mining and earth-mov- ng. It said India has no in- ention of producing nuclear weapons. Dut the test indicated India may be able to build such weapons in the future if it chooses to do so. The only nations that now are known to have nuclear weapons are the United States, the Soviet Union, Britain, France and China. DEEP BLAST The Indian announcement said the test blast was conducted at a depth of 100 meters -- about 328 feet. It did not say where the test took place or give the size of the bomb. ' Experts had long suspected that India was on the verge of a nuclear bomb capacity The consultative committee of the Indian Parliament charged with atomic energy matters was advised last year thai Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's government was conducting experiments in the field. where Israeli and Syrian gun ners duelled Friday for the S7lh straight day. II also indicated that this week's Palestinian guerrilla violence and Israeli retaliation which left a total of more than 70 dead in Lebanon and Israel had not had the terrorists' ac knowlcdgcd aim of scutlling the Kissinger mission. As the talks progressed in Je rusalcm, Israeli jels bnnibec southern Lebanon for a sccont day, streaking over rcscuL workers digging for bodies lef by massive Israeli reprisals the previous day. One woman was reporlcc killed in Friday's raids on si suspected guerrilla enclaves on .lie foothills of Alt. Hc-rmon She was added lo the officia Lebanese count of 48 dead. 17 wounded and 20 missing Thursday's attacks. Graduation Set Today An estimated 2,500 student will receive degrees from th University of Arkansas in th 100th annual cnmmcnccmei exercises at 5:30 p. m. toda Razorback Stadium. SU dents will receive degrees frov Dr. Charles Oxford, intcric president, and Fred Pickens o Board of Trustees. Dr. F r a n k G. Dickey ( \Vasliinfifon D. C. executive dii cclor of Hie National Commisi ion on Accrediting, w i t ] he Ih commencement speaker. Honorary degrees wilt he corded to Raymond Rehsamc of Little Rock and Dr. Siimii \,. Kountz of New York Cilj Mrs. Irma Filch Giffels Birmingham, Mich., Natha Gordon of Morrilton and Mr Bessie Moore of Little Rock \vi receive Distinguished Alumni Citations If the weatlier is poor, tt ceremonies will be held Barnhill Fieldhouse. But Hearings Remain Closed Ron Ziegler Charges Committee Unfair WASHINGTON (AP) L e a k s of secret House Judiciary Committee evidence violate "the most basic sense of fairness and justice," White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler says. "Certain members of the committee and staff have practiced neither order, nor discipline, nor due process, and the result is that the country is being seriously -- and in a calculated way -- misled about the facts." Zicglcr said Friday In a telephone interview from Key Biscayne, Fla. Ziegler joined White House lawyer James D. St. Clair in suggesting the committee open ils hearings "so lhat Ihis calculated and piecemeal parceling out of information can be assessed by the country." Afler four days of hearings, Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., seems determined to keep them closed, at least through next week. The committee has scheduled its next closed meeting for Tuesday. Ziegler said the leaks "will certainly have a bearing on f u r - ther decisions about making information available to the committee," .The Judiciary Committee h: been lold by White House lav yers that it will get a respon by Monday lo its request f evidence relating to Ihe ITT n li-trust settlement and politic conlrihuions from he dairy i duslry. The committee also bus su poenaed 11 additional Watt gale lanes for delivery Wedscsday. The White Ilou has said it would not ileliv any more Watergate lapcs. Ziegler said Nixon talked F day al Key Biscayne with k staff aides about committ proceedings but would give details. --AP Wirephoto FAMILY FLEES SCENE OF HOUR-LONG SHOOTOUT . . . as a police marksman wearing a gas mask /ires his M-16 rifle at bouse where five SLA members were holed up By UA Board Of Trustees Two New Buddings Approved Low bids on construction pro- ccts at two campuses wore cceptcd Friday by the Univer- ,ty of Arkansas "Yustees. Board of Tho board also said it would ppoint a new chancellor at the 'hie Bluff campus by June 1, Johnny E. Johnson bas served s acting chancellor at Pine llufr since the resignation of .awrence Davis. The meeting was conducted y Roy Hitter of Springdalc, ·ice chairniiiu, in the absence chai rm a n Fred Pickcns. RiUer said (he board titling its search for JA president. c*on- The board approved the awarding of 4,618 degrees by the University system and approved 13 resolutions in rapid fire order- before going into the usual lengthy secret session. Low bids were accepted on these construction projects: --At the Monticello campus, an administration building to be constructed by Advance Construction Co. of Memphis and an anima] science building to be constructed by B. J. Gauthier Construction Co. of Jones- bo ro. --At the Pine Bluff campus, renovation of two dormitories and the student union plus other NEWS BRIEFS No Zig-Zagging? HONOLULU (AP) -- Vice 'resident Gerald R- Forri says ic doesn't think he is "zig-zag- Jing" by defending President Nixon's innocence ill the Water- iatc case while criticizing some f the ways in which the White louse has handled the affair. "I think that's an expression of my own views ieparnlc aspects on several of Watergate," Fort! told a news conference here Friday. Weather Outlook Warm and Tin mid weather is expected to continue in Arkansas tins weekend. The National Weather Service said today high temperatures should range in the upper 80s anri lower OOs while lows tonight should be near 70. A high pressure area was ridding westward over A r k a n s a s from a center over the western Atlantic today. This ridge had stalled a front lo the north and was keeping A r k a n s a s free of rain. Suspect Freed LONDON (AP) -- Allison Thompson, a teenager from Santa Barbara, Calif., burst into tears in London's Old Bail ey courthouse Friday as a British jury acquitted her of all charges in an arms smuggling and kidnap plot. Miss Thompson, 18, was ar- rcslcd Nov. 27 at Heathrow airport after arriving on a Elighl from Ixs Angeles. Customs of ficials said they found five pis tols and ammunition in a false bottom ol a trunk she had with her. Hostages Released CHESTER, 111. (AP) -- Four uarcls held hostage for more han six hours by inmates al ·Icnard State Penitentiary have been released unharmed. The disturbance began a 1:15 a.m. Friday when inmates overcame f o u r guards, took over th eeast cellblock a n r ocked doors that led to the out side. A spokesman said Ihere was no violence, although state police riot squads were read; o intervene, I f -xaminations al a hospita showed the guards lo be un harmed. Wrong Location WINCHESTER, Ind. (AP) Winchester High School Princi pal Robert Jones was under when he ar and found a landably upset rived at school herd of elephants wanderin; around the school yard. The Hoxey Brothers Circus in lown for a weekend! perform ance, had mistaken tho schoo yard for the cirius site and se up their tents and stakes in driving rain storm Thursda night. After some fast consultation Friday, Hoxey Brothers took it elephants across the street lo local park, the original circu site. on property was purchased at price of $18,500. Purchase rice for Ihe Ka/.orback lot was ot announced. -- A p p r o v e d revisions in larking and traffic regulations I Fayetteville to facilitate and n c o u r a g e car-pooling b y acuity and students. Reds Overrun Three Posts ampus improvements to be erformed by Nabholz Con- Iruction Co, of Conway. The board voted to hire the rchilectural firm of Molt, lobley. Horslman and Griffin f Fort Smith to make a pre- minary study for a student lysical education and recrca- facility to be constructed n the Favetteville campus. BOARD PETITIONED Students at the campus peti- oned the hoard recently to jive priority to such facilities. No dolla'r f i g u r e s were eleased when Louis Ramsey (r., chairman of the Building jommiltee's recommendations jr when they were accepted by he trustees. The board also said that by July 15 it would appoint a new dean for the School of Medicine it the Medical Center in Little Rock. Dean Winston Shorey .nnounccd some months ago hat he intended to retire, but vould serve until the board named a replacement. Dr. Charles Oxford, interim president, delivered to the joard a copy of the latest plan statewide desegregation of stale-supported colleges and universities. He said Ihe board needs lo act on llie plan by .he June 15 deadline for sub- nittinfi Ihe plan to the federal government. The board will meet by then to take the action. In other action, the hoard: .--Approved the transfer ol Ihe Graduate School of Social Work in Little Rock to the administrative control of the UA- Little Rock subject to UALR receiving North Central Asso nation accreditation for graduate programs. -Adopted the county palient quotas for 1974-75 at the .Medical Center. --Increased rental rales al the Medical Center residence hall by 10 per cent. --Created several additional positions at (he Medical Center. These were made necessary h research projects and by the center's association with the National Center for To.vicologi cal Research at Pine Bluff, Ihe board said. --Approved several univcrsilv personnel for access to classi tied information under Depart mcnt of Defense regulations governing research contracts. --Approved the purchase Iwo plots of land at Fayelte vil!e, one at Ranorback ant IIolz Drive and Ihe second Ihe corner at Dickson and Dun can. The first is to be usec for parking and the second next lo the physics building, locate a greenhouse. The Dick- said. "We just hope lo God lhat BEN CAT, South Vietnam \P) -- North Vietnamese in- antry, hacked by at least five anks, overran three government outposts, seized a nearby illage and threatened this strategic district lown only 25 miles north of Saigon, S o u t h Vietnamese field officers said .orlay. The village that was overrun .vas An Dion, about half a mile west of Ben Cat. Thousands of civilians caught up in the fight- ng were seen fleing southward along Highway lien Cat and surrounding vil- ages to Phu away. 2,000. The refugees passed columns of South Vietnamese troops, with 50 tanks and armored personnel carriers, lined up along three-mile stretch of Highwaj 13. A soldier said they were awaiting orders." Authorities said they were unable to positively identify any of Ihe bodies because they were badly disfigured in the fire which was believed to hava been touched off by a smoul- dering teargas shell. Acting on a tip, flak-jacketed officers surrounded the bouse al about 6:30 p.m. PDT and then called out to the occupants over a bullhorn: "Come out with your hands up. The house is surrounded." Two minutes later, a policeman fired a tear-gas shell into the house and immediately drew a volley of fire from, semi-automatic weapons inside- tho yellow stucco building at 1456 fe. 54th St. "It was a war. no other way to describe it." said Police Commander Peter Hagen. summing up the action thai followed. The siege was televised live in the Los Angeles area. Alont an hour after the first shots were fired, thin tongues of flame suddenly shot from windows and the eaves of Ihe roof. The shooting stopped 15 minutes later. Billows of black smoke cast a pall around the house, obscuring the view of police sharpshooters and hundreds of excifed srincfators. WOMEN FOUND Hagcn said Iwo of the bodies -- both women, one black and one white -- were found lying ill the hallway. Ammunition in belts strapped to their waists exploded in the intense heat from the blaze, maiming the bodies further and making identification even more difficult. Threo other bodies were found underneath the house near air vents to the outside. A Hak-jackelcd officer with a gas mask said: "It was }ust like Vietnam." Tile raid was the second of the day Friday on a suspected SLA hideout. But officers found no one inside the first house they stormed. During the gunbattle at the second house, a woman ran out of trie small dwelling after it , caught fire. "I "They held me, they held me," the woman was heard to ay as sfie was taken away to an ambulance. She was not identified and appeared lo have suffered gunshot wounds. MOTHER'S STORY Mary Can-, 52, told police her daughter lived in Ihe house and allowed five persons who arrived at 2 a.m. Friday to spend the night after they offered to pay ?100. Mrs. Carr said she went to the house Friday. "A white lady had a belt on with a pistol. . .she slapped at the pistol and smiled up at me." Mrs. Carr said. Mrs Carr said she left and notified police. Police reported later two vans that may have nave been used by the SLA members were discovered parked nearby. It was not known if Mrs. Carr's daughter, Minnie Lewis. 13. was the woman who ran. from the house. Officers with lights poked through the debris through the night, finding a few handguns, shotgun and smal! pipe- ijombs. Shooting from inside the house continued even us it was Cuong, 10 miles A Dien's population was engulfed in flames. The firing ceased a f t e r the walls col- la psed. Motorist Killed EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) -Willie Kilgore. 33, of El Dorado was killed in a one-car accident north of here today. Union County Coroner Dr. John Tin- The accident occurred at lha junction of U.S. 1G7 and Arkansas 7. One other person was seriously injured. A witness to the accident said the car. driven by Kilgore. failed to negotiate a turn, traveled across the highway and overturned. The witness said the driver and the passenger were thrown from the car. Hearsts Fear Patricia Dead, Family Spokesman Reveals HILLSBOROUGH. (AP) -- Behind the Iheir white stucco Calif, walls of mansion. Randolph and Catherine Hearst waited through the night to team if their kidnaped daughter, Patricia, was amon# five persons killed in with f.os Angeles police. " T h e feeling inside Shootout the Hearst home is thai it's over," family spokesman John T.ester said late Friday night. "Nothing has hcen confirmed either way. although the Ifearsts have a direct line to the FBI and have been in (ouch all day. "The family really didn't expect it (o end this way." f.ester Patty is somewhere else." Lester said Charles Bate;;, ·pecial agent in charge of the FBI's San Francisco office, haci told the Hearsts by telephone thai Donald David DeFreeze. reputed Symbionese Liberation Army leader, was identified as one of the victims. Bates could not be reached for confirmation, and authorities in Los Angeles denied that any of the five badly burned bodies had been identified. Lester said the Hearsts watched much of the Shootout ;1 its aftermath on live television. At one point, sobs were heard coming from the home.

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