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For Women 3 Editorial 6 Sports 19.23 Amusements 28 Comics 28 Classified 29-31 IMlh YEAR-NUMBER 324 J^orthtoes* The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 1974 LOCAL FOMCAST- Partly cloudy skies should continue through Thursday with mild and cool temperatures. Overnight lows 60. Lows tonight in the upper 50s with Highs Thursday in the low 80s. Sunset today 8:21. Sunrise Thursday 6:06. Weather map on page 7. PACES-TEN CENTS Sign Of Stricken City Prnlestanf militants stand hy a no entry traffic sign as they guard a street in Belfast. Gunfire crackled today militant strikers defied thou- sands of British truops in comhat gear to re-erect barricades that the soldiers had torn down Tuesday. (AP Wire- photo) India's Underground Nuclear Test Sets Oil Repercussions A News Analysis By MYRON I,. BELKIMD NEW DELHI, India (AP) -India's underground nuclear explosion has set off a chain of inlernational repercussions that Prime Minister Indira Gandhi might find hard to control. The blast boosted her prestige at home, but it altered the region's diplomatic checkboard and angered key Western aid donors. It posed an immediate danger to detente between India and Pakistan that had only recently begun after the strains Imposed by their 1971 war. After learning of the blast. Prime Minister Zulfikar All Bhutlo of Pakistan vowed never to succumb to Indian "nuclear blackmail or hegemony" and Indicated he would go slow in normalizing relations. The chairman of Pakistan's Atomic Energy Commission, Di\ M u n i r Ahmad Khan, hinted Tuesday that his country mighl have lo push for its own nuclear capability in light of the In dian test. India told Pakistan, as it told olher critics abroad, t h a i Ihe blast was meant only for peaceful purposes. WORLD REACTION Mosl world reaclion to the test has been unfavorable, like severe criticism aired Tuesday by delegates to the Geneva disarmament conference. The United States and Canada, two countries on which India relies heavily for aid, said any nucle ar blast furthers world nuclear instahility. "There is no difference at al between a nuclear device and a bomb." said one Western diplo mat here. "You can take the device exploded Saturday, pu it in an airplane, fly it'ovcr city and drop it. That's a bomb." "What really burns us up the timing of this test." said another top Western diplomat "It catne just when the Indians were appealing to us lo under sland their special economic problems." For two months, India has been pleading with Western ai donors, who meet in Paris ear ly next month, to reseheduli debt repayments and pledg more economic assistance. There is no question that ir he long run governments wil irobably hold back- some .aic iccause they feel that India ha liveried money and resource rom more important economi (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) House Rejects Emergency Energy Bill WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th House has rejected and prob ably killed standby emergenc energy legislation that woul lave given President Nixo jasoline rationing powers in th event, of a renewed crisis. . The action coincided Tuesda with a warning by the Federf Power Commission that "eve a slight disruption of fuel su] ply could produce power shor age" this summer. The Amer can Automobile Association re ported that there appeared be no serious gasoline suppl problems and that pump price are holding steady. In Ne img stoat iw York, the head of petroleum industry researc group said high prices for o have reduced demand and th world is moving rapidly - tc wards an oil surplus. FOR SOME TIME John H. Lichtblau, c.\ecuti\ director of the Petroleum Ii dustry Research Foundatio: Inc., said I would say present price levels remain force the surplus could be wil us for some time, even if Saui Arabia, Kuwait and Libj maintain existing productio limits." The 207 lo 191 House vo againsl the standby measu centered on a provision d signed to roll back domest crude oil prices to pre-embarj levels. A similar rollback proi sion had triggered the Pres denl's velo of the original ene gy bill, and the White Hnu CONTINUED ON P 4GE TWO) To Defuse Mideast Fighting Board Approves Nine Ordinances Or Amendments And Tables Three Board Refuses To Take Stand On Building Tape Evidence Said Damaging The Fayelleville' Board of irectors refused to take a and on the issue of using the d Post Office building in the enter of the square as a new ty hall. At the Tuesday night meeting [rector Marion Orion asked IB other members for an in- ication of support or non- upport regarding the use of the uilding. about to be torn down y Urban Renewal. A group of Fayetteville ilizens are to discuss the ituation al a meeting tonight t 8 p.m. at the Central Fire Nation and Mrs. Orion thought lie group would be interested d an indication of board sen- iment on the issue, "if we ould have this building at a moderate price." Mayor Russell Purdy com mented that "about a year ago we brought Ihis subject up. The iUD (federal department of Housing and Urban Develop nent) people came to our m e e t i n g and told us em- ihatically that the only way we -ould get that building was lo pay $234.000 for it and my in- erest died right there." STRUCTURALLY SOUND Several thousand d o l l a r s vould have - to be spent for remodeling and renovation, addilion to the purchase price of the 'structure, which, ac cording to experts, is 'structurally sound building' and might be suited to reno vation into a City Hall. The current City Hall is over crowded and in dire need o expansion or replacement. 1 ias a second and third floor .hat, tinder normal conditions could be used for expansion However, both floors have been condemned. The old Post Office building ; slated, at the present time :or destruction. In its place, "central mall" would be con s t r u c t c d , including trees benches and a fountain, ac (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Morgan Seeks Hearing, Bail A petition for a writ of habea corpus was filed Tuesday i Washington Circuit Court o behalf of Bobby Morgan. 36. 51 S. Willow Ave. -Morgan charged wilh first ricgre murder in the death of 'Roose veil Willis. 42. Sunday night. Morgan was arraigned Tues dav in Washington Circuit Cour and pleaded innocent to th charge. Judge Maupin Cum inings refused to set bond i the ease, and Morgan is bein held in the Washington Count jail. The petition seeks a hearin before the court and claims tha Morgan should be granted bai According to the petition, th Arkansas constitution state that all persons are bailah unless accused of a capita offense. Murder is not a capita offense under Arkansas la\ unless it involves the com mission of certain other crime such as robbery. Trial for Morgan was set fo Aug. 2. 'qyments To Hunt Discussed WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some ouse Judiciary Committee embers say President Nixon's scussion of payments lo keep atergate burglar E. Howard unt Jr. quiet is the mo.-:t dam- ging evidence they have heard ct in their impeachment har- gs. In another major develop- enl, Judiciary Committee liairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. ild reporters Tuesday that a gnificant portion of a March 7, 1973. White House transcript nay be missing. Rodino said the tape record ng representing that transcript pparently includes a dis- ussion by Nixon of he possi discussed was betwen Nixon and White House in in the Watergate ility of olvement over-up. .Nixon has said he irst learned of the cover-up on committee larch 21, 1973. Rodino said the tiad been given a tape by the Watergate grand jury that records a conversation between Nixon and Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler on June 4, 1973 after Nixon had spent several hours listening to tapes of other meetings. Rodino said one of the meetings they March 17, then-White House counsel John W. Dean III. According to Rodino. it included "a discussion of the Watergate matter and the possible involvement of White House personnel and olh- TS." The White House-released transcript of the March 17 meting does not mention Watergate. The commitee heard Tuesday a tape of the March 21 talk between Nixon and Dean. It convinced some Democrats Jiat Nixon ordered Dean to pay Hunt $120,000 in hush money. "It was a command. It was said very positively," said Rep. Jerome Waldie, D-Calif., after the closed committee hearing. "He was clearly ordering Dean to pay the money," said another/ Democrat. "I don't think there is any question." Few Republican members would comment, and none of those who did found anything helpful for Ni.\on in the tape. "This is certainly the most damning of the stuff we've' had so far," said Rep. Hamilton Fish, R-N.Y. In the key section of the tape Nixon suggests that Dean has no choice but to come up with the money Hunt allegedly demanded to keep silent. "Would you agree that that's the prime thing," that you damn well better get that done?" Nixon asks. "Obviously he ought to be given some signal," Dean replies. The White House transcript las Nixon saying "(expletive deleted), get it." Waldie said t h e committee tape has him saying. "Jesus Christ get it.". In all,.there are 10 references by Nixon during the one hour, 43 minute conversation to the importance of keeping Hun' quiet and thai there would be no problem in getting the $1 million Dean estimated the continuing blackmail w r ould cost. The March 21 transcrip' shows that Nixon Was worries that Hunt would disclose the break-in of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office. Hunt par ticipated in the break-in as par of the "plumbers" effort to plug the Pentagon Papers leak Nixon Won't Comply With Tape Demand WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Nixon notified the House Judiciary Commiltee today he would not comply with a sub- oena demanding tapes of 11 Watergate conversations. Rep. Wiley Maync, RIowa, emerged from a closed com mitlee session and told news men that the White House response was delivered to committee Chairman Peter W. Ro dino Jr.. D-N.J., about I t a.m., one hour past 4he .deadline set y the subpoena for a reply. Mayne said Rodir,o told the 18-membcr committee that he lad just received the response 'and he said it was unfavorable ... it was negative." Earlier. Nixon offered the committee one edited transcript n response to the committee's request for tapes of 66 White rlouse conversations dealing with Ihe dairy industry and In ternational Telephone Tele ;niph Corp. EVERYTHING ELSE Nixon's lawyer, James D. St. Dhiir. said the President feels he has already given the committee everything else it needs for that phase of' its impeach ment inquiry. St. Clair said many of the 66 conversations sought by the commitlce in connection will the ITT a n d dairy industry matters were not recorded ant that others were not pertinen lo the committee's inquiry. All that will be supplied. h said, is a partial transcript o an April 4. 1072, conversation between Nixon, former Ally Gen. John Mitchell and forme: White House aide H. R. Halde man. St. Clair said testimony a the Senate Watergate hearing; shows lhat there was discussion of (he ITTT case during tha meeting. St. Clair spoke to newsmen before entering another closed door hearing of the committee The commitlee heard the tap of. a March 21, 1973, meeting on Tuesday, and some member said it was Ihe most damagin. evidence against Nixon the; have yet heard. Truce Line Agreement Seen By The Associated Press Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger said today that substantial agreement has been reached on a truce line to defuse the fighting on the Golan Heights front, but indicated he would not secure a full disengagement accord before he leaves the Middle East this weekend. Emerging from his latest Ulks wilh Israeli leaders in Jerusalem before flying to Damascus, Kissinger said Israel and Syria had agreed to a geo- grafAiic demarcation-meaning » disengagement line. But a whole range of other issues still must be worked out, he said. "I must caution ... that each subject is very complex, heavy and hill of clauses and sub- dmuses," said Israeli Informa tkm Minuter Shimon Peres. The slalements appeared to be a forecast that Kissinger would return to Washington without a part to separate the Syrian and Israeli armies and leave final details to be settled by his aides. "I expect to leave this weekend," Kissinger told newsmen. The secretary plans to continue flying between Damascus and Jerusalem until Friday, working out more details of the disengagement. Syria predicted earlier thai Kissinger would leave the Middle East in two or three days without a disengagement accord. On the Heights, Syrian and Israeli tanks and artillery dueled for the 72nd day, the Syrian military command reported. A government source in Damascus said Israel has been asking Syrian President Hafez Assad to use his influence to halt Palestinian guerrilla attacks in Israel. But Syria maintains the Palestinian raids are not relevant to the troop disengagement, the source said. In Lebanon, Israel shelled Palestinian refugee targets Tuesday for the fourth time since the terrorist attack on the northern Israeli town of Maalot a week ago. Kissinger met with Assad for 514 hours, after which h« reported qualified progress toward a disengagement agreement. United States spokesman Robert Anderson said a troop separation lin* wa* "virtually set," but another senior offici. n the Kissinger parly cau lioned against "going crazy o the optimistic side." The sccre tary said only that "progres was made in certain areas." A Tuesday night meetin with Mrs. Mcir was postpone until this morning because not Kissinger and the 75-year ol premier were tired, an Israe spokesman said. Kissing* planned to fly hack lo Dam ascus lalcr today. In Washington, the Whit House said President Nixon fe that Kissinger should stay i Ihe Middje East as long as h was making progress. Officials with the secreta had said they expected him t leave for home Ihis weeken because he felt he should not t away from the Stat* Depar ment so long. Prosecutor's Authority Reaffirmed WASHINGTON (AP) - Th Senate Judiciary Committe has reaffirmed the authority c Watergate special prosecute Leon .laworski to pursue Whit House tapes though the courts And the White House sai Tuesday that President Nixo is not considering firing J; worski, a fate that befell h predecessor Archibald Cox earlier tapes. On Monday VOTE OF CONFIDENCE i controversy ove Jawopski com plained to the Judiciary Com mittee that. "The President through his counsel, is cha lenging my right to bring ac tion against him to obtain ev dence, or differently stated, h contends that I cannot take th President lo court Presidenlial allorney Jame Wirephoto D. St. Clair had argued tha since Jaworski is employed b "EHCI the executive branch he , _ , , ,. . sue the President only if th ... was given Jaworski Tuesday by the Senate Jwuci- President so wishes. Jaworsk ary committee ____said Monda y- The committee's resolutio said the prosecutor "is actin wilhin the scope of Ihe autho ty conferred upon him by th agreement of the President an :he Department of Justice an the Senate Judiciary Con mittee . . . in seeking to obtai From the Presidenl tape rccor ings he believes relevant NEWS BRIEFS Lifts Portion WASHINGTON (AP) -- G. Gordon Liddy, serving heavy prison terms for the Watergate reak-in. t o d a y succeeded in getting a judge to lift a portion of a sentence that Liddy considered illegal and felt he could not fulfill. U.S. District Judge John H. Pratt had added lo Liddy's t e r m two six - month sentences for Liddy's refusal to be sworn in to testify before a H o u s e subcommittee. In the sentencing on May 10, Pratt placed Liddy on probation, which carries a provision that he not associate with known criminals. Barrel) Factory Burns CHELSEA, Mass.' (AP) -- A fire fed by chemical explosions destroyed a three-story wooden Barrel factory today. Flames eaped lo nearby industrial luildings and enveloped a four- Dlock area. No injuries were reported, but mass evacuation of t h e heavily industrialized a r e a north of Boston was under way as the fire burned out of con- blaze erupted at the trol. The American Barrel Co., maker of wooden and metal barrels. Chemicals inside the factory exploded, blowing off the roof and one side of the building, officials said. Released Unharmed PARIS. France (AP) -- A Spanish banker kidnaped May 3 was released unharmed today, police said, but there was no immediate indication whether the demands of his Spanish anarchist abductors had been met. Police said Balthazar Suarez Paris manager of the Bank ol Bilbao, was freed on the easl edge of Paris. He walked to the nearest cafe and telephoned his wife at their home in suburban Neuilly. Expensive Wine CHICAGO (AP) -- Wet your whistle for $100 a sip! If you think the price of milk has gone sky-high, take a gander at the catalogue featuring a rare display of about 30,000 bottles of wine which go on sale :oday at a wine auction billed as one of the world's most ex- lensive--and expensive. It's sponsors. Hcublein Inc., expect more than $1 million to be offered for the assortments contained in 600 lots. Pleads Guilty LONDON (AP) -- Ian Ball, a 2fi-year-old former mental patient, pleaded guilty today lo attempting to k i d n a p Princess A n n e and was ordered confinec indefinitely in a mental hospi tal. Warming To Idea WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger appears lo be warming to the idea of selling U.S. arms to Egypt. Schlesinger said Tuesday the U.S. government is inclined to examine "sympathetically" any Egvntian request to buy weapons Irom the United States after relying on the Soviet Union for arms for nearly 20 years. To Grant Immunity WASHINGTON (AP) --The Senate Watergate Committee today voted 5 to 0 to grant immunity from prosecution in return for testimony from Texas lawyer Jake Jacohsen about an alleged bribe to John B. Connally, commitlce sources said. Jacobsen has offered fo drop his previous denials ami swear lhat Connally took $10.000 from a dairy-farmer cooperative, according to informed sources. Connally, a former secretary of the treasury in th« Nixon administration, has consistently denied taking the money. prove or disprove allegations information for indictmen awaiting trials in the courts.' AGREEMENT MADE That agreement was mad after the firing of Cox last 0 tobcr. Cox was engaged in battle wilh the White Hou over tapes and Nixon eventua ly turned them over. Now, Jaworski is seeking enforce a subpoena for 64 adc tional White House tapes. U. District Judge John J. Siric has ordered the While House surrender the lapes lo him. After the Judiciary Coi millee meeting. Sen. Bin. Bay]]. D-Inil., called the vo "an effort to say, 'Mr. Pres dent, hack off, live up lo ti promise you made .. .' " "We've had two special pro eculors appointed. We've ha promises of independence g[v in each case." Bayh said an "none were kept." Group Thanks Directors For Hwy. 62 Vote By JACK WALLACE TIMES Staff Writer The Fayetteville Board of Erectors experienced a first uesday night when a group of !out 60 persons appeared at meeting simply to say thank you" and, after having one so, left en masse. T h e group. Concerned liti/cns on Hwy. 62 west, has een a p p e a r i n g rather "equenlly at board and banning Commission meetings n opposition lo a proposed ordi- ance designating a portion of Hwy. 62 west a controlled ac- ess highway. On May 1-1, the commission lefealed t h e proposed ordi- lance. partly because of the group's efforts a n d partly ecause of a recommendation by City Manager Don Grimes. Gene Larr, the group's pokesman, said that he felt the :ity government had been operative in helping the .iroperty owners along the route and that the board, the commission, Grimes, City Attorney ~im McCord and others deserved a large vote of thanks. TABLES THREE ITEMS Getting down to business, the ioard approved everything on he agenda, with the exception of three items which were abled pending further study. The board took the following action: --Approved an ordinance amending the General Land Jse Plan for Hwy. 62 west, which dele-ted access or service roads from its provisions. --Approved an amendment to Ordinance 1661 regarding service roads on controlled access highways. The amendment would permit the Planning Commission to use an existing road in preference to a road that runs exactly parallel to such a highway. --Approved an ordinance providing for the issuance of $50,000 in revenue bonds for construclion of a hangar at Drake Field. Prior to passage of the londing ordinance, the board passed a resolution which, in effect, allowed Mcllroy Bank to 5rant permission lo the city to Jse revenues lo he obtained from rental on the hangar to pay for the bonds. Passage of Ihe ordinance is contingent upon a favorable bond opinion from a Liltle Rock firm. City Altorney McCord pointed out that the only security for. the bonds is the lease agreement to be signed between the city and Scheduled Skyways, which will use the hangar. McCord commented lhat the lax base of the city would not be liable should the leasor default. --Tabled an ordinance that would require the installation of f i r e protection sprinkler systems in new buildings taller than four stories pending consultation with hospital officials and others on cosl and safety factors. --Approved an ordinaries re/oning a tracl of property at 2262 S. School Ave. from R-l (low density residential) to C-Z (thoroughfare commercial). The change was sought by Frank E. Ashby, owner of th« property. --Passed an ordinance approving the large scale development plan of Dr. J. B. Hay» for property located at 2844 N. College Ave. -- P a s s e d a resolution authorizing the street Department to perform the necessary engineering studies and prepare cost estimates for a proposed ON PAGE TWO) Springdale To Request EPA Relax Wastewater Deadline By PEGGY FRJZZELL TIMES Staff Writer SPRINGDALB -- The city's water and sewer commission will ask the federal Environmental Protection A g e n c y (EPA) to relax the deadlines (or meeting effluent standards set in Springdale's proposed wastewater discharge permit. At a called meeting of the commission Tuesday night, commission president Joe Stcele said that the time allotted by the permit to meet the immediate and 1977 e f f l u e n t (wastewater after it has been treated) standards is not sufficient. Wilh a unanimous vote, the commission authorized Roberl J. Neal, executive director ol the city'i Water and Waste waler Department, lo request Ihe EPA lo relax the permit'* deadlines. The department received a copy of Ihe proposed waste- waler discharge permit from the EPA about 10 days ago. The permit specified that upon issuance of the permit the city's effluent should meet purily standards it is not physically capable of meeting. Neal said. The permit also requires even stricler purity standards f o r effluent by July 1, 1977. These standards were set to comply with the federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972. In a prepared statement, a copy of which will be sent to the EPA. Neal asked that tb« immediate and 1977 standards (CONTINUE) ON PAGE TWO»

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