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MSIDC- Editorial ... For women Sports Comics .... 7-8 . 10 Classified U-13 Amusements 14 J2ort1)tucst Cimes; Th« Public Intern! ts HM Pint Concern Of This Newspaper 10CAI WtfCAST- Partly cloudy and w a r m through Tuesday with a slight chance of evening thundershower*. Low tonight mid to upper 60s; high Tuesday 92-91; high Sunday 86; low last night 65; sunset today 8:19; tunris* Tuesday 6:07. Weather map on page 3. 114* YEAR-NUMBER 322 FAYE1TEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 20, 1974 PAOCS-mi CENTS Poll Shows Confidence In Future Of Republic PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) -The latest Gallup oil. taken at * time of discontent with the President and Congress dicates more than two thirds of those questioned have "quite a lot" ot confidence in the nation's future. Sixty-eight per cent of 1.537 adults interviewed March 29- Apri! 1 expressed the high degree of confidence. 19 per cent had "some" confidence, 10 per cent had "very little," 2 per cent had none and 1 per cent offered no opinion. The survey showed differences in age, sex, race and level of formal education were reflected in sharp differences in responses to t h e question: "How much confidence do you have in the future of the United States: Quite a lot. some, verj little or none at all?" This survey was made at a time when ratings of Congress, and the resident were at low points. A recent Gallup poll in dicated only 30 per cent- of vot ers approved of the way Con gress was doing its job, with 4' per cent disapproving and 2! per cent undecided. The same survey showed President Nix on's approval rating at 25 per cent, matching his previous low Mint. Analysis of the demographic groups indicated that persons most likely to say they have 'quite a lot" of confidence were men, 50 years of age or older, white, with at least a ligh school education. Those least likely to express a high degree of confidence in :he future of the nation were between the ages of 18 and 29 Dlack and with less than a college background, According to the poll, 72 per cent of whites interviewed expressed much confidence in the nation's future. 17 per cent some confidence, 9 per cent 'very little" and 1 per cent none. Another 1 per cent expressed no opinion. Of the non-whites questioned 45 per cent expressed a high degree of confidence, 30 per cent "some." 18 per cent "very little," and 5 per cent n o n e . Two per cent offered no opin ion. Fifty-three per cent of per sons between the ages of 18 am 29 expressed a high level o confidence, compared to 72 per cent of those M to 49 and 75 per cent of those 50 and older. Prosecutor Studies Charge In Murder Of Local Man Roosevelt Willis, 42, of 10 S. Willow St.. was dead on arrival at Washington Regional Medical Center about 9 p.m. Sunday after suffering a gunshot wound in the chest. Police have one suspect in the shooting, but Prosecuting Attorney Mahlon Gibson said a decision on whether to file charges had not yet been reached. Police arrested Bobby Morgan, 37, of 514 S. Willow St for investigation of murder after the dead man's daughter- in-law, Mrs. Billy Willis told authorities that Morgan had come to the Billy Willis apartment, also at 10 S. Willow St., a n d asked to see the elder Willis outside shortly before t h e shooting. Morgan was released on Gibson's advice pending further investigation. St. Jerry Surles said police were called to the scene by am- b u 1 a n c e attendants who reported a shooting. When officers arrived at the Willis home they found the older Willis lying on an embankment with a gun shot wound in the chest. PROBE INCOMPLETE Although investigation into the shooting is not yet complete, police s a i d Willis was visiting his son when someone, identified as Morgan by Mrs Willis asked to see her father in-law outside. The older Willis went outside and Billy Willis reported hearing what he thought was a firecracker. A few minutes later, the young Willis said, a girl came to the door and said "Roosevelt has been shot." While police were al the shooting scene. Morgan appeared at the police station al 9:12 p.m. to report having fight with Willis. Police quoted M o r g a n as saying he had "whipped" Willis at the Morgan home because he found Willis eating a watermelon which had been in t h e Morgan refrigerator. Morgan, after a conference with his attorney, declined to talk with police. An autopsy was to he per formed today to determine the aliber of weapon used in the .aying. Police have not ye ecovered the weapon. State police criminal invest! ator Sgt. Quimby Johnson i ssisting with the investigation Funeral arrangemenls fo Willis are incomplete. Pedestrian Killed LAKE VILLAGE. Ark. (AP -- Thirlon Marshall. 21, of Lake Village was struck and killec early today while w-alikng U.S. IfiS about one mile south of Montrose. State Police said the .vehicl that struck Marshall apparently fled the scene. Monlrose is about 12 mile west of Lake Village. Education Bill Vote Set For Late Today WASHINGTON (AP) -- A $2 billion education bill that woul extend several of the most im portant school aid programs fo our years is coming up for fote and probable passage he Senate. Restrictions on busi n g tc achieve desegregation, th most serious hurdle to passage vere cleared last week wil adoption of an amendment con aining some new limitation The courts, however, would sti e Free to order busing wher fudges decide this is require ;o maintain equal rights. The Senate has agreed thj no more antibusing proposa will be offered during today r lnal debate. But it has schec uled action on at least 11 othe amendments before voting lat 'n the day. The House will open deba' on 3 J22.6 billion military pr curement authorization hi with votes put over until Tue day. The big fight is expected on move to cut military aid South Vietnam from 51.4 billio to $900 milion. Later in the week, (he Hou: plans action on a communi services bill to provide a ne home for antipoverty pr grams. The Nixon admin tration wants to end by June Ihe Office of Economic Oppo tunity, the antipoverty agcm set up 10 years ago. The House also is to take i bill raising the national do limit from $475.7 billion lo $4 billion and perhaps a measu to boost oil industry taxes $14 billion in Ihe next six year The House Judiciary Co mittee will continue for threi days starting Monday its P vale review of the evidence Ihe Nixon impeachment qiu'ry, concentrating on the W tergate break-in phase. As All-Out Search. Is Launched FBI Tags Miss Hearst SLA Member LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Pacia Hearst, the soft-spoken jed who screamed "let me " as she was violently kid- pert 3V4 months ago, was hundreds of ... "armed and ittremely dangerous member the terrorist group which ab- icted her. With six of Miss Hearst's al- ged captors dead after a nted today by jlieemen as an series of weekend developments in which the case began to break open, the FBI led a blitzing search in this city today for the remnants of the nearly decimated Symbionese Liberation Army, and for Miss Hearst. The FBI said Sunday night it would charge Miss Hearst as the woman who pumped automatic rifle fire into a sporting goods store on incident that Thursday, triggered army of lawmen into action as they began to close in on the SLA. The FBI said it believes Miss Hearst, who 106 days ago was pursuing her art studies and quietly planning a summer wedding, to be part of what is left of her captors. "Apparently she has joined forces with the SLA," William A. Sullivan, assistant director of the Los Angeles FBI office, said of the 20-year-old newspaper heiress Sunday night. He added: "She will be given the opportunity to surrender. If she opens fire on FBI agents or police, the fire will be returned." Police said early today all units were seeking a young while woman and two black 'considered armed and sus- who dangerous and may be peeled SLA members" tried to offer "several hundred dollars" to a landlady if she would give them a room Sunday night. The woman was described as 18 to 20. blonde hair .blue eyes, with a sawed-ofF shotgun on a sling concealed under her coat. Golan Heights Buffer Zone Agreed On DAMASCUS. Syria (AP) -- etails of a general agreement 0 separate Israeli and Syrian orces on the Golan Heights bean trickling out today as Sec- etary of State Henry Kissinger rrived for discussions with yrian leader* to overcome the ew remaining obstacles. A senior American official aid a buffer zone separating two armies will vary epth from less t h a n half a Tiile to a little over one mile. According to this official, Isael has agreed to permit Syran policemen 'to re-enter towns nd villages within the demili- arized zone along with Syrian ivilians. Newsmen also were told oh he one-hour flight from Jerusa em that" verification of the binning out of armor imme 1 i a t c 1 y behind the dis mgagement lines would nol a use a problem because the listances involved are great. Now in the 22nd day of his marathon peace mission, Kis inger brought to Damascus Is ael's approval of his proposals o separate the opposing forces which the Israeli negotiating earn gave Sunday. PLAN ACCEPTED The Syrians accepted the plan Saturday, making fina agreement by week's end ap leaf a certainty, With agreement on* the trou !esome question of a separa -ion line, the focus of negotia tions now is expected to shif oward such problems as thi composition of a United Nation: contingent to man a buffer zoni Ktween the opposing forces he thinning out of firepmvc and an exchange of war prison ers. Kissinger said he expected t remain in the Middle East a least until Friday, shuttling al most daily between the tw countries, He ' scheduled hi (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO! Rains Back In Picture By The Associated Press There is a slight chance c afternoon and evening thundei showers in Arkansas throng Tuesday. Daytime heating triggere isolated afternoon and evenin thundcrshnwors Sunday mainly across the southern sec tion of the stale -- but no rai fell at regular reporting si? tions. The National Weather Scrvic said the chance of precipitatio this afternoon, tonight Tuesday afternoon is 20 pc cent. The Weather Service said th latest weather map showed rather stagnant high pr'essu ridge holding firm over 11 southeastern states. The agenc said, however, that a low pre sure system was deepcnin over Colorado this morning, 3 dicaling that some changes w take place soon. Unexpected Customers Drop In An employe of a Dallas, Tex., car in the background w a s ternoon. No shoppers were escaped supermarket starts the clean- driven through a window struck by the automobile and photo) ing-up process a(ter t h e and into the store Sunday at- its driver and passengers also Injury. (AP Wire- Mutt. Jones' License Revoked LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Supreme Court today re- ·oked for one year the attorney's license of state Sen. Guy i. "Mull" Jones of Conway. The court's action, announced n a per curiam order, said Jones could be fully reinstated at the end of one year if he complies with the terms of the revocation. The order directs that he not participate in legal practice in this state during that lime. The order said Jones would be given 30 days lo arrange NEWS BRIEFS Woman Wounded ' Janice Johnson, 20, Route 3, 5pringdale. .is reported in salis- 'actory condilion loday .at Springdale Memorial Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound n the leg Sunday about 7 p.m. Gary Johnson, husband of the njured woman, was carrying i .22 caliber rifte, which accidentally discharged. Johnson told officers he was playing wilh Ihe safety lock on [he gun when il discharged. The rHillet struck a rock and ricocheted toward Mrs. Johnson. She \vas struck in the right thigh. Ex-Lenders Flee LISBON. Portugal (AP)-The deposed leaders of Portugal, Premier Marcello Caetano and President Americo Thomaz, left the Portuguese island of Madeira loday for Brazil, a gov- spokesman saiti. The men have been granted political asylum in Brazil, sources in Kio said. Caetano and Thomas were exiled to Madeira after the April 25 coup led by Gen. An tonio Spinola. Cyclists Injured Two teenage motorcyclists vere injured about 1 a.m. today vhen Iheir cycle went out of ontrol and overturned on Ar- ihibald Yell Boulevard near the Rock Street intersection. Police identified the two as driver Robert Dudley Mourning, 9, of Route 1, West Fork and lis passenger, Martin Wayne Vahlen. 1C, of 102 E. Elm, Fay- eUevillc. Mourning told police the cycle struck an abject on the pavement and overturned. It left 95 yards of skid marks, police said. Mourning was released after r c a I m e n t at Washington Regional Medical Center and Walclcn is in good condilion loday. Patrolman Jim Acker hart cited Mourning for improper passing on Hwy. 62 west aboul 5 p.m. Saturday. As Hearings Are Set 'Plumbers' Face Court Action WASHINGTON (AP) - A new round of court proceedings is getting under way in preparation for next month's conspiracy trial of two former Ninon lieutenants and the agents they allegedly dispatched to burglarize the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell scheduled four days of hearings, beginning today, to hear more than two dozen motions ranging from dismissal of charges to demands for White House materials to prove na- ttonal security was involved in break-in. Meanwhile, Watergate was said to be hurting Republican fund raising efforts,'and President Nixon's chief of staff Alexander M. Haig Jr. was quoted as saying he was so disturbed by the transcripU of the Watergate tapes that h« had to reevaluate his job. Haig, however, through an aide denied as totally false the Newsweek report. "G«n. Haig has never implied the need to re evaluate his position and he challenges Newsweek to support this report." his associate Florida White Biscayne. said from House at the Key The fund raising problems were discussed by Republican leaders in separate interviews Sunday. Sen. William Brock, R Tenn.. chairman of the Senate Republican Campaign Committee. Rep. Robert Michel, head of the House Republican Campaign Committee, and GOP chairman George Bush all said Nixon should not resign. "The country," Bush said, "should leave aside political expediency and see the {impeachment) process through. The main arguments before Gesell, to be heard Tuesday, will be whether the six men charged can use national sectir ity as a defense spiracy charges. to the Gesell Coon To Visit Republican guhernatoria said that if il can be proven foreign policy was involved he might have to dismiss · Ihe charges. Among I hose charget are former lop Nixon aide John D. Ehrlichman an Charles W. Colson. In another court, a ruling was expected today from Judge Barringlon Parker on motions to dismiss a perjury indictment against Lt. Gov. Kd Rcinecke of California or. f a i l i n g that, lo Iransfer the trial there. candidate Ken Coon will he in Washington County Tuesday. Coon is scheduled lo he in Springdale for several visit Tuesday morning and will be al Bowen's Cafeteria at nooi tor lunch with Repuhlica county officials. County party chairman Tru man Yancey said Conn wil] hi available to answer volers questions at 1 p.m. at the res tauranl. .alcr i nthc afternoon. Coon will visit wilh members of th press and others in Fayette ville. Tour Cut Short TAIPEI. Taiwan (AP) -- Da vid Rockefeller, c h a i r m a n o the Chase M a n h a t t a n Bank, ha called off the remainder of an Asian tour after he fell an fractured Ihe upper part of hi hip bone, a spokesman said to day. He said Rockefeller is in n pain from the injury he re ceived Sunday night, but he ha been hospitali/ed and wil! fl back to Ihe Uniled Slates Tues day nighl. The spokesman sai Rockefeller surgery. not requir ith his clients for other legal epresenfation. The order was issued in an ction brought by the Supreme ourt Committee .on Profes- onal Conduct, which had ought to disbar Jones. A disbarrment .action was led after Jones' narne was re- loved from the regtsler of at- orncys allowed lo practice he- ore the federal district courts f Arkansas in April 1973. That came after Jones was onvictecl in December 1972 on our felony federal income lav barges. Jones was sentenced o a $5,000 fine and Ihree years n probation after the federa ourt conviction. The Supreme Court said, owever. thai reinslalement vould be granted "unless mal- crs not now in issue arise 'hich would preclude such re- nslalemenl." The courl said il would ac- :ept (he federal District Court r erdict against Jones "at face "isUic.' ' despite Jones' con- ention that he was innocent. REJECT ARGUMENT "At the same time, we rejecl 1 contentions that one's guill of wilfully and knowingly at :empting to evade payment n! :axes by filing False ant iraitduleni tax returns anil o wilfully filing income lax re :urns he did not believe to be :rue...does not involve mora :urpitude." the order said. "We also rejecl any suggcs tion t h a t misconduct of an attorney which is nnl cnnduclec with his professional activilies or does nol impair his ability to represent clients affords basis for disciplinary action, 1 (he courl said. The court said, though, tha persons of excellent reputation had lestified in behalE of Jone the disbarmcnl proceeding and that "we feel j u s t i f i e d f i n d i n g there is good cause fo action other than a complete and permanent disbarment." Jones, 63, has practiced law for 3B years. The Supremi Courl saiti he had manifcstei d u r i n g his career a high regarc for the law. the legal profes sion. the courts and Ih judiciary and had represcnler his clients well. "fl has been shown that hi British Study Cuts WELLINGTON. New Zealand (AP) -- Britain's I.abor govern mint c.vpecls lo decide this pc tober on defense cuts even big ger than those made in 1968 says a ranking defense official. Will Dodgers, Brilish minis ter of state for defense, madi Ihe comment on a trip througl the K a r East to collect the views of friendly government, on Britain's military prescnc in the area. He already has vis ited Malaysia and Singapore and will go on to Australia. rofessional conduct has. prio his conviction, been withou ubstaritial blemish," the Si reme Court said. The court said a lemporar; evocation seems sufficienl I erve Ihe interests of Ihe publi nd Ihe legal profession. Saigon Opens Offensive BEN CAT. South Victnai AP) -- Backed by heavy a inti artillery support, Sout /ietnamese troops launched hrce-pronged counter-offensK oday against North Vietnam ·se forces 25 miles north of Sa gon. They were moving again he village of An Dicn. urecl Friday by the North Vic namese, about IVi miles soul wesl of Ben Cat in the strateg ''Iron Triangle" area along tl iaigon River. Government :illcry and planes were blastin -he village, crumbling scores ramshackle tin-roofed home Most of An Dicn's 2.000 civ ans reportedly have fled government lines. In other developments, t Saigon command reported 'ourth day of widespread Nor Vietnamese and Viel Cong .acks across South Vietnam, said sappers blew up a 250.01 gallon fuel storage lank at country's higgcsl depot, miles southeast of Saigon. 0 sapper was killed as his rades escaped. American sources said the creased activity by Ihe Comm nists apparently was meanl mark Sunday's 84th birth anr versary of the late North Vi namese leader Ho Chi Min Hearst has brown hair d brown eyes. The men were scribed as in their 20s, one 6- ot-3 and the other 5-foot-4. Police said when the landlady used to rent the room, she as slashed at with a knife, clothing was cul but she as unharmed. Her assailants portedly fled in a red and ack sedan. Named in a warrant charging deral firearms violations ere Miss Hearst and William d Emily Harris, a husband d wife in their late 20s. The rriscs are white. If there was any solid SLA nnection with the two black en sought early today, police d not give it. Six persons, including ac- lowlcdged SLA leader Cinque, e dead, victims of a Friday «hl shooloul wilh an esti- ated 500 law officers that sted more than an hour here their hideout house burned, iien the charred remains of I six were finally identified by nday afternoon. Ihe dead in- uded what was believed to be I the top leaders of the SLA, lien now appears not'to have umbered more than a dozen. JOINS SLA In tape recordings issued as country's first political kid- jping unfolded, Miss Hearst edged her allegiance to the , renounced her family, diculed her fiance and rcpeat- d Ihe violent SLA goals of rev- ulion on behalf of Ihe people, ut her family always said it elieved Ihe stalements were ocrecd. Most authorilies ap- eared lo believe that, until is weekend. Formal complainls were to e filed loday against Miss earst and the Harrises, who ullivan said he believed were in Southern California. A outh who identified Miss earst lor the FBI said she old him she raked a sporting oods store with rifle fire as he and the Harrises made leir getaway after a bungled tlempt lo shoplift a pair of 49- cent socks. Randolph A. Hearst. Patri- ia's father, was "taking it jretly badly" and was nol ex- lected lo have any comment until later today, said a spokesman at the family home in Hillsborough, Calif. Hearst, president anrl editor of the San Francisco Examiner, lad already endured tense waits while authorities determined if any of four dead \vom- :n in a fire-gutted house vvaj lis daughter. TRIO IDENTIFIED First there was a wait of 20 lours until the charred bodies if the firsl three women found n Ihe rubble of Ihe house after ne Friday shoot out were iden- ified. Then there was a wait of ibout Ihree hours after a body it anolher while woman was ound Sunday morning. The dead included Donald David DeFrceze. 30, Ihe SLA eadtT known as Cinque; Nancy ,ing Perry. 26. the group's theoretician; and SLA members 'alricia "Mizmoon" Soltysik. 24; Camilla Hall. 29; Angela AUvood, 25. and William Wolfe, Exploded cartridge belts were found around the dis- igured bodies of Miss Soltysik, Mrs. Perry and Miss Hall. The county coroner said Miss Hall :lied of gunshot wounds in the head, as did DeFreeze. He said find 'out if any of the viclims lad commitled suicide as their hirtcoul crumbled in [lames Friday. Police also were still seeking Thero Wheeler, an escaped cbn- (CONTJNUED ON PAGE TWO) Health Hazard FORT WAYNE. Ind. (AP) -Whal happened to Mary Jo Place is beyond the health hazards war:icd of on cigarette packages. Mrs. Place took a pislol from a drawer and went to in- vcsligale during the night when she Ihoughl she heard a prow- "er. Finding nothing unusual, she pul Ihe pistol on a nightstand ;ind went hack to bed. Sunday morning she said she awoke, took out a cigarelle, reached to the nightstand for the pistol - shaped lighter she keeps Ihere and shot herself in Ihe left hand. Burglary Suspect Facing Charge In Circuit Court Washinglon County Prosecutor Mahlon Gibson said loday he will file a charge of burglary and grand larceny loday in W a s h i n g t o n Circuit Court against Donald Pritchard. 18, Route 2, Wast Fork. Fayetteville police arrested P r i l c h a r d early Saturday morning while he was passenger in a car driven by Tammy Moore, 15, Southgate Villa. Miss Moore was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol. Three Fayelteville officers asked lo look in Ihe car. which is owned by Pritchard. T h e y received Pritchard's permission and found items stolen recenlly from Hatfield Pontiac-Cadillac company. Included were an eighl-lrack tape player-radio combination, one speaker, two new shock absorbers, and a sel of specially- ordered scat-belt-harnesses. About 30 tapes found in the car were identified as having been stolen from Mike Hacker o! Fayetteville April 18.

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