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Jlortfjtoegt 114th YEAK-NUMBBt 321 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, MAY l», 1974 .£80 PAGES-25 CENTS Newspaper Heiress Said Not Killed In Gun Battle (TIMESphoto By Say Gray) STRAWBERRY PICKER .Nelson, who developed a prototype oj straw berry picker, demonstrates the mechanical harvester Developed By UA Professors Mechanical Strawberry Picker Demonstrated Bv JAM NOGGLE TIMES Stall Writer Described as "Ihe world's first and only successful mechanical strawberry harvesters", two large, bright blue machines (which resemble big square street sweepers) had their debut Wednesday through Saturday at the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station main farm here. The machines, described as firsts by Billy Bryan, head of the University of Arkansas A g r i c u l t u r a l Engineering D e p a r t m e n t , were demon sli-alcd to approximately 100 s c i e n t i s t s a n d industry representatives from Washington, Canada, Oregon, Arkansas Oklahoma and Michigan. Glenn Nelson, UA professor of agriculture engineering, drove the 19V3 and 197-1 models for the spectators. Both are outgrowths of a prototype harvester he developed in 1967. Working with Nelson to develop proper cultural prac tices to enhance the machines use were Dr. A. A. Kattan anc Dr. Justin Morris, professors of horticulture food science. Another person who mounted the machines for a test drivL was .Al Patzlalf, president' o Blueberry Equipment Company Inc. of South Haven, Mich Engineers from the companj have worked closely with th University in the continue! development and refinement o the harvester since the machine was first successfully tester under field conditions. MACHINE PRINCIPLE Dr. Morris ox-plained th pneumatic-stripping principle r. the machine, which has , sicklebar at the front whic cuts off the canopy (top leaves of the strawberry plants. Thi is followed by a snorkel lha produces n rush of air in th form of a vacuum which put the berries into positions fo combs on a picking belt tha strips them off the plant Brushes on the belt pick ti berries missed by the combs. After the strawberries hav been picked up by the brushc and combs they are deposits through an air lock valve and i end up on a conveyer belt out ic back of the machine where ley drop inlo large containers, )ebris and leaves caught up with the berries are blown out win exhaust ports at the top the harvester. Only three persons are leeded to operate and collect * he strawberries with the har- ' 'ester, which can pick an acre af strawberries In an hour. It · akes approximately 80-100 hand ' pickers to do the same job. Results from previous studies have i n dicatod that 01 ice-over (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Springdale r EPA To Discuss Proposed Wastewater Permit Bv PEGGY FRIZZELL problems in meeting the pcr- *TIIMES Staff Writer SPRINGDALE -- The city's water and wnstewater department lias received a copy ol ic proposed discharge permit or its wastewater treatment !anl From the Environmental 'roteclion Agency, the permitting Authority. The permit, which is written to comply with the federa Water Pollution Control Act of 972, will be discusser! with P^PA officials at a specially- called meeting of the Water and Sewer Commission at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the City Administration Building. Because the permit follows he stringent requirements ol .he 1972 law and demands a ligh degree of effluent quality by the July 1977 deadline established in the law, the city's water and sewer commissioners want to request EPA allow ;hem addition;*! time anc ceway in meeting tbn permit's standards. At Tuesday's meeting, It. .1 N'eal, director of Ihe Water an( Waste water Department, plans to give tho EPA officials a letter which discusses the per mi requirements and seeks to temporarily relax some stand ards. Neal said he hopes lo write the letter in non-technical Ian guage so that the public i better able to understand wha the permit says and what th mil's standards are. Neal cxix-cls the department 'ill ask EPA to relax the ef- ucnt concentration standards. n the permit, immediate cf- 1 u e n t (discharged treated vaslewatcr) concentration tandards are noted as well as more stringent standards to be net by 1977. T h e permit's immediate tandards for effluent call for a BOD (biochemical oxygen [cm and) of 25 milligrams per i tc r o vc r a 3D- d a v a vc ra r e nnu* 40 mg. per liter for a seven-clay average. By July 1977 the BOD would have to be decreased to ive mg. per liter on a 30-day average and eight mg. per liter on a seven day average. More simply staled, BOD is the amount of oxygen chemically required to mix with the ef- luent. Since the oxvgcn which will )c mixing with the effluent has to come from the water into which the effluent is empliet f a small BOD puts less stress on the receiving water and its plant and a n i m a l life, which also use the water's oxygen. Ne;il said (he Springdale treatment plant's best. BOD reading last year was 11 grains per liter; the worst was about 50 per liter. There is a wide range because of the small flow of Spring Creek into which Uie city's effluent is discharged. He pointed out Unit if (he (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Ford Thinks Impeachment Vote Likely WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Gerald R. Ford says lie thinks there is an even chance the House Judiciary Committee will vote td impeach President Nixon. But Ford says he does not think an impeachment resolution would pass the House. "I suspect the ortds are 50-50 on. the committee, 1 ' Ford said in an interview with The Associated Press. "I don't think the odds are 50 50 in the House. "I think, at the moment, the President could probably win in the House, a 4 to 3 ratio, something like that." It the Impeachment move is defeated. Ford said, it then would lake sucesses in Foreign and domestic policy for the President to recover the public support he has lost during the last year. "I think if the President and Henry Kissinger are successful in (ho Middle East ... and I think the prospects are fairly encouraging, I think that would be most helpful ... PROSPECTS "If the economy stays strong, if unemployment doesn't go up, if people are feeling happier about their economic prospects, I think that would help, but not as dramatically as something involving peace," Ford said. The following are excerpts from the interview: Q. In view of what you've said about an impeachable offense coming down to what the majoritiy of the House determines, how do you assess the likelihood the House Judiciary Committee will approve an impeachment resolution and what the House then will do? A. I suspect (he odds are 5050 on the committee. I don't think the odds arc 50-50 in the House. I think, at the moment, the President could probably win in the House, a 4 to 3 ratio, something like that. Q. Even in view of the statements by House Republican leaders John Rhodes of Arizona and John Anderson of Illinois suggesting the President consider resignation? A. Those are not statements on how r they're going to vote. Those are statements on resignation. I don't think you could use one to prove (he other. --AP Wirephoto SHOTGUN FOUND IN HOUSE .. .policeman carries shotgun found during investigation in Los Angeles Answer May Be Important Is Nixon Responsible For Aides' Conduct? WASHINGTON (AP) -- The evidence presented to the House Judiciary Committee in its impeachment proceedings so far raises the question: "Is a president responsible for the conduct of his subordinates? The answer, at least In the minds of the 38 members of the committee, could be an important factor in deciding whether they recommend the impeachment of President Nixon For four days now they have Downtown Fayetteville Paving Nearly Complete EVALUATION Q. How would evaluate those statements? Arc they trying to warn Iho President t h a t he is in trouble in Congress? A. T think that you can only get an evaluation from them. Each may have a different reason for asking for resignation. I t h i n k that Congressman Charles Moshcr (R-Ohio) hart one of the lcst statements on that ... He opposes the use of tho 25(h Amendment, which I strongly oppose. He opposes the President voluntarily resigning, which I do. He says he opiwses the President's resignation to make things easier for Republican candidates. I don't know what impact his resignation would have on the party, so wouldn't pass judgment on lhat. He agrees, as I do, that there ought to he the judicial process carried through to the conclusion ... Tho point I'm trying (o make is everybody has their own reason for suggesting resignation, so I don't think you can generalize. Paving operations on sections of four city streets are to be completed in three or four days in ,an Urban Renewal area of Downtown Fayetteville, according to a spokesman for Tri- City Construction Co. oi Springdale. The spokesman said work was completed Thursday on a portion of Sycamore Street and that operations will now sliitt Lo an area east of the square. Paving work is to he done n a three block section of Church Avenue, from Spring to Mountain Streets; at the intersection of Spring Street and Locust Avenue; on a one block section of Center Street, from Block lo Church Avenues and on a one block section of Mountain Street, from Block to Church Avenues NEWS BRIEFS In Leadership Of Future Role Of Universities Cited it." Dr. Frank Graduates of the University of Arkansas were told Saturday that universities "must play a l a r g e r role i n building character...for the real leadership of the future depends on G. Dickey of Washington, executive director of the National Commission on Accrediting, said thai, "There is no such thing in these days and times as an innocent bystander We need character and principle today more than ever before-" A total of 2,539 degrees were conferred at the ceremonies, held at 5:30 p.m. in Razorhack Stadium. Presenting degrees were Dr. Charles Oxford, interim UA president, and Roy Kitter of Springdale, vice chair- man of the Board of Trustees, fncluded among the degrees were 563 master's degrees and 127 doctorates. Honorary doctorate degrees were presented to Raymond Rebsamen of Little Rock and Dr. Samuel L. Kountz of Brooklyn, N. A l u m n u s awarded to Giffels of Birmingham, Mich.; Distinguished Citations Mrs. Irma Fitch former Nathan Lieutenant Gordon of Governor Morrilton. and Mrs. Bessie Moore of Little Rock. In a speech entitled "A Tightrope and * Dickey Balancing told the graduates that "We are leading you out onlo a long and thin tightrope and hoping you can walk it." He took note of the criticism :hat higher education has "loo many students," and said he ·ejected this. "It is not a "natter of too many students," 10 snid, "rather it is a matler of miversilies not giving students :he kind of education they need in today's society." He said he differed w i t h those who had raised "voices of doom," but he asserted, "to keep our democratic system strong we must have strong educational institutions." Dickey, a former president of the University of Kentucky, said that "education should provide the balancing pole for ecognizc t h a t each of us must Jive up something lo save the intion." He added lhat Gardner was aware that "Americans arc not at their best perched on he summit; we are at our best of I.cxa, Ark., the tightrope." "lean we may, walking added: fall we must not." Dickey quoted John Gardner the leader of Common Cause vho said that "we must Roinmoking Weapon WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force used rainmaking as a weapon in the Vietnam war, flying 2,602 cloud-seeding sorties to prolong monsoon rainfall and bog down North Vietnamese infiltration routes to South Vietnam in 1067-72, according to a Pentagon document. The summary was made public hy Sen. Ciaibome Pell, D-R.L. chairman of a Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee. Bush Doubtful WASHINGTON (AP) George Bush, chairman of the Republican National Com mittee, says he is doubtful tha the GOP would he better off i President Nixon were not in the White House next November Bush, in an interview, acknowl edged that Watergate is caus ing him more concern than ever before. Bush said "it wil not. be a plus" to have to cam paifin while the Watergate cover-up trials are taking place in Washington next autumn. climbers." Dr. Kountz, and a graduate of the Uni versity's School of Medicine, was honored for his pioneer work in kidney transplants, of which he has done more t h a n 600. He was cited "for his landmark achievements in medical history." Rcbsamcn, a former student of the University and a tender for years in UA alumni affairs, was hailed for his "numerous philanthropies," which the Dilation said, "have contributed significantly to the progress of the slate." Paper Source CHICAGO (AP) - A method for making paper fron corn starch was recently re ported in Prairie Farmer, on of the nation's leading rur,TM magazines. The magazine says chemist at the USDA Morlhcrn Region! Research Laboratory in Peoria 111., have developed the cor starch derivative as a stab! r e a d y-to-use liquid. Papc made from this rvuticujar typ of slarch can be recycled, thi conserving timber and reducin costs. Two Injured SPRINGDALE -- A one-car ccidcnt slightly injured two crsons Friday evening when ar hit a large hole, causing the ght front suspension to break N e i t h e r person required rcatment at Springdale Mcmor al Hospital. Mrs. Gcraldinc Lothcr. 44, o 109 While Road and her son iickcy. 15. were traveling nortl n Thomas Street when the ca lit a large hole in the road :ausing Ihe car to go out a control a f t e r Ihe suspensioi iroke. Toolbox Stolen SPRINGDALE -- N. I] Boalwright. 703 E. Center St old police that a toolbo containing a set of tools. pare tire and wheel, a caliber pistol and several piece of steel scaffolding had bee stolen from his pickup som lime in the past week. Pool Table Theft Mrs. Robert Oshurn, 1210 West Ave., told Faycttevil police that a regulation pool table and refrigerator ha been stolen from a vacant re house at 416 W. Meadow S sometime during the past thre weeks. 5\licc said evidence at ('. scene indicated lhat somco had been living in Ihe horn A screen was taken off a has ment window to gain entry. 'en given a detailed presenta on of evidence centering more n former White House aides an on Nixon. The activities of more than a ore of the people around Nix- have Ijcen traced through Watergate break-in. Ihe ver-up, the collecting of mon and its payment to Water- to defendants, the Senate alergate Committee and and jury investigations, and e t r i a l s resulting from it all. UPPORTEHS HEARTENED The failure of the evidence lo volve Nixon directly has ^artencd bis supporters ant ·! lo comments that the com itlee is finding nothing thai uld lead to his impeachment. The committee resumes it; quiry Tuesday, still behin osecl doors. If the House voles for im eachrnent, then tile Presiden ould stand trial in the Scnale. Senate Majority Leader ansfieltl. D-Mont.. told news icri Saturday he would like t ;e the House committee hold )cn hearings to avoid differing ttcrpreUltions of materia' eing presented. But. Mansfieh ddctl, it is a question fo ouse members to decide. Mansfield said lhat as far a e knew none of the leaks Frnn committee has come fron \e panel's staff, and h raised the str'f as superb. Tiie idea t h a i a president ca: ; impeached for acts of hi ulxrdinates is hy no mean niversally accepted on th knisc committee. Reminds Voters CONWAY. Ark. (AP) -- Gi lernntorial hopeful Orval r 'aubus reminded voters Satu ay t h a t one of his opponent )avid H. Pryor. had receive 15.000 in dairy industry tloni ions when Pryor ran for II U.S. Senate in I072. On another subject. Faubu i former six-term govcrno ;aid the question of wheth talc Sen. Guy II. "Mutt" Join if Comvay should continue serve in the Senate was a ma er for the Senate to decide. Jones has been convicted cderal income tax charges. Fauhus called the Arkans* senators all f i n e men. SLA Leader, Three Others Are Identified LOS ANGELES (AP) -Newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was not among the five victims of a Shootout between Syrnbionese Liberation Army members and police, the coroner said Saturday. But Donald D. DeFreczc, self-styled field marshal of the terrorist group, was identified as one of the dead. A spokesman for the Hearsts said at their home in Hillsborough, Calif., that the family was "certainly relieved" to hear tho news but was still "extremely apprehensive about the whereabouts" of their 20-year-old daughter, who was kidnaped by the SLA Feb. 'i. Los Angeles Coroner Thomas Noyuchi said four of [he five victims had been identified aa suspected members of the SLA. He said the fifth victim, a woman, had riot been identified but definitely was not Miss Hearst. "Extensive comparative studies have excluded Miss Patricia Hearst as the one white female victim who remains unidentified," he said. _ Ho said that, in addition to eFreezc, other victims were aiicy Ling Perry, Patricia Mizmoon" Soltysik and Wilam Wolfe. Police said an identification ird belonging to Miss Hearst ad been found in the bnrncd- ut remains of the house but aid they didn't believe that she ad ever been in the house. The house caught fire in the ourse of the Shootout Friday ight. collapsing in flames. The odies were so badly charred lat (he process of identifying IG victims was delayed GROU!' LEADER DeFreexe, a 30-year-old black Iso known as "General Field Inrshal Cinque," was the rec- gnized leader-spokesman of terrorist group. He has eon described by law cnforce- icnt officials as a lonely out- ast who was obsessed w i t h uns and had been in and out f prison since his first arrest t the age of M. Mrs. Perry, 2C, white, was a ormer Barry Goldwater-for- 'residcnt campaign worker urned English literature major t Berkeley, topless blackjack icaler and, f i n a l l y , revolution- ry. She was considered the heoretician of (he SLA and .·as believed to have written nany of its manifestos. -Miss Soltysik, 29. was beloved to be a colcader of the ;roup. Wolfe, 23, the son of a, 'ennsylvania anesthesioligist. became a political activist vbile studying at Berkeley, i'hey were both white. Authorities have said (hat the ·5LA was a multi-racial group of about 2o hard-core militant men and women. The death of )cFreeze. Mrs. Perry and the others cuts deeply into their membership and top ranks. Ironically, their deaths were not triggered by overt rebellion igainst the government which hey said they wanted to over- hrow by armed revolution but simple case of common thievery -- Ihe shoplifting of a pair of 49-cent socks. PUTTY THEFT The petty (heft at a sporting goods store in nearbv irj- glewood Thursday touched off one of California's largcst-ever m a n h u n t s , ending 2-1 hours later with 508 heavily armed policemen and FBI agents laying (COXTIXUED ON' PAGE TWO) LOCAL FORECAST- Parl.ly cloudy and warm through Monday w i t h continued h u m i d temperatures. Lows tonight w i l l be in the mid to upper 60s. Highs Monday near 90. Sunset today 8:13- Sunrise Monday 6:07. Inside Sunday's TIMES City Woman Mokes Afro-American Jewelry 2B Tiny Pe«l Pocks A Tourist Punch ID Intervrewpoint 3D Curtain Rises In Washington 5D Crossword Puzzle 60 Honors Awards fomented At UA 100 IC-6C Editorial 4A For Women 1B3B F.ntertainment 7B Sports Book Reviews . Classified 7D-10D

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