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·IStOt- Editorial 4 For women 5 Amusements ».»-.,.·... 11 Sports ...;,.... 13-15 Comics ...T...Y............ 20 Classified .....·"·····. 21-21 J3ort1)luf st SrUansas The Public Interest Is Th* First Concern Of This Newspaper lOCAl POUCAST- Moslly cloudy and mild wHh · chance of shower* and thundershowers through Saturday. Overnight km 64. Low tooifht will be near to. Highs Saturday In the upper TDK. Sunset today 8:22; sunns* Saturday 6:M. Weather raap on page 3. 114tr YEAft-NUMMR 326 FAYETTEVI11E, ARKANSAS, HODAY, MAY 24, 1974 ·AGtS-TBU CBflB Kissinger To Offer Compromise Proposal For Troop Limitations --AP Wlrephoto END OF ABORTIVE RAID ... two Arab terrorists captured in Golan Heights area await transportation to interrogation center Cummings Upholds Validity Of County Juvenile Court Washington Circuit Judge Maupin upheld Cummings Thursday the validity of the county's Juvenile Court system when he denied a motion to quash a 1969 decision of the Juvenile Court. The decision is expected to be appealed to the State Supreme Court. The case involves an attempt by Mrs. Betty Guirbino Fortin to regain custody of two of her children, who were placed in foster homes by the Juvenile Court on Aug. 1, 1969. At that time, the court ruled neglect on the part of Mrs. Fortin (then Mrs. Guirbino}. Mrs. Fortin's attorney, R. H. Mills of Springdale, asked that the 1M9 order be quashed because, he said, the state Constitution does not allow the county judge to delegate referee in a case, which Lester did in this particular case. As a result of Cummings' ruling, an appeal is to be filed n the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court docs not uphold Cummings decision, the action would have far-reaching implications in the Juvenile Court system, "taking it back to the Stone Age," as one attorney put judicial person. authority to another Mills said that since County Judge Vol Lester did not appear at (he hearing in his capacity as juvenile judge, the order is not legal. ORDERS SIGNED Juvenile Referee Bob I. Mayes, appointed by Lester to hear juvenile cases, testified that he heard the case and made a recommendation to Lester, at which time L e s t'e r signed the order placing thfe children in foster homes. Judge Cummings, in denying the motion, pointed out that Juvenile Courts were authorized by an act of the legislature in 1911. where jurisdiction was placed in the County Court instead of Probate Court. Cummings also said that the right of the county judge to appoint a referee was granted by the Legislature 'and that nothing in the Constitution prohibits the action. The county judge, however, must affirm the action of the Boost In Benefits WASHINGTON (AP) - Veterans disabled in service and their dependents would get a J5«S.9-miIlion boost .in benefits under a bill given final congressional approval hy the House. The House sent that measure, along with a bill temporarily protecting veterans' educational benefits, to President Nixon on Thursday after approving the legislation by unanimous consent. The disability compensation bill is $130 million higher than was requested by the Presiden in January, Debt Ceiling Bill Passes WASHINGTON (AP) -- A na- iional debt ceiling bill that scraped through the House by the narrowest possible margin may be turned into a vehicle "or massive tax 'cuts and re- orms in the Senate. The bill to increase the Treasury's borrowing authority by 519.3 billion to $495 billion, won on a House roll call Thursday 191 (o 190. Speaker Carl Albert, who votes only when the House is deadlocked, cast the deciding ballot It was the first time since 1957 a speaker had cast, from his presiding chair, a straighl tie-breaking vote. Twice since then speakers have voted in special situations requiring two- thirds. Votes on the debt ceiling of ten are taken as referenda on the incumbent administration's economic policies, and Demo crats were quick to point out that Republicans Thursday voted 93 to 75 against the increase, while Democrats voted 116 to 97 for It. SAID UNHAPPY Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D Ark., of the Ways and Mean? Committee that handled (he bill, said the close vote showec widespread unhappiness with Nixon's handling of the econo my. He had argued that the Hous. had no choice but to pass the bill, reduced by his committee from a $505 billion adminis tration request. Unless it is fi nally enacted by June 30, Ihe debt ceiling will drop about $75 billion below the actual debt. Senate advocates of tax cuts and tax reform have been awaiting an opportunity fo at tach their proposals to a House passed bill, since the Senate i barred constitutionally from originating tax legislation. Palestinian Death Squad Intercepted TIBERIAS, Israel (AP) -- A captured Palestinian terrorist whose suicide squad was intercepted by Israeli security forces In the Golan Heights says the band's mission was a Maalot-style raid and possible massacre at fishing villages on the Sea of Galilee. The terrorist, who spoke some English, and another member of the eight-man squad were seized Thursday by Israeli soldiers participating in ecurity screen thrown up to arotect border areas from guerilla attacks. They disclosed under inter- ·ogation the presence of the ithers, and the Israelis killed ill six tn a battle four miles in- ;ide Israel. The captives said they be- onged to the Popular Democratic Front for the Liberation rf Palestine, the same group hat sent three terrorists to at ack a school in Maalot last week. Twenty-one youngsters ive adults and the three gun men were killed in that car lage. ONE OF SEVERAL Guerrilla headquarters in 3eirut said the intcrceptec and was only one of sevcra .hat had infiltrated across the 2olan. "After fierce clashes he remaining squads manager .0 break through the Israel ring and reach their bases safe ~y." a comnunique said. The Israelis mentioned no other terrorist squads. The; lad announced on Wednesda; hat an Arab infiltrator arme( with a Russian rifle and hanc jrenades had been killed in lh icavy scrub of hills south o the Lebanese border. The English-speaking Pale stinian captive told newsmen his band had been sent into Is rael to seize hostages and de mand the release of 30 guer rillas-held in Israel. Then, if the demands were not met, they were to "blow up he houses we had captum with the hostages and ourselves as well," he said. "There would be a massacre." The guerrillas crossed from Syria armed with automatic rifles, 30 grenades, 22 pounds o ligh explosives and bullhorn :o proclaim their demands, the Israeli command announced Their targets reportedly were the fishing settlements of Haon and Ein-Gev. Absentee Vote To Set Record Either holiday vacation trip _r interest in primary election races -- or both -- has cause a record number of Washington County voters to ask for absen tec ballots for Tuesday's prefer ential primary. County Clerk Ruth Robert said today that 375 ballots hav been given out in her office si far, and another 200 have bee: mailed out. Mrs. Roberts' office will be open until n o o n Monday fo persons wanting to picku absentee ballots. The ballot must be returned to the clerk' office no later than 6:3(1 p.m Tuesday, election day, Just A Training Session Northwest Arkansas firemen taking part in a training session on handling liquified pe- trolemn Thursday move In to put oat a fire with a fog nozzle. The fiery demonstration was held at the Church of Christ parking lot across the street from tbe fire station. Approximately 158 firefighters from the area attended. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) As SLA Hunted In Hollywood Po/ke 'Raid Wrong House LOS ANGELES (AP) - Poice searching for Patricia iearst conducted a predawn raid on a Hollywood home. startling two women who were said to match descriptions of Miss Hearst and Symbionese Liberation Army'fugitive Emily Harris. - Two sleepy women in pajamas emerged as, a force of 50 fo 60 police leveled shotguns iaiJIiWfliira NEWS BRIEFS County Auction Washington County will hold an auction Saturday morning to rid itself of unnceded equipment. The sale will begin at 10 a.m. at the County Shop on North regg Avenue. Surplus equipment includes road equipment, cars and rucks and miscellaneous office equipment. Cheating Scandal ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)-The superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy, faced with what could he Ihe school's greatest cheating scandal, blames the problem on what he calls anti establishment youth. Vice Adm. William P. Mack appeared at a news conference Thursday after confirming reports of possible cheating by as many as 150 midshipmen on a final exam in a sophomore course on celestial navigation. Motion Overruled Washington Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings Thursday overruled a defense motion seeking a new trial for Robert Grubbs, 23, of Fayetteville. Grubbs was sentenced May 10 to 14 years in the state penti- tentiary on charges of burglary and grand larceny. Grubbs was accused of breaking into the Washington County sheriff's office and taking two guns. He has been transferred to Cummins Prison Farm to begin serving the sentence, which was recommended by the jury that found him guilty. Lightning Strikes LONDON (AP) -- Lightning struck a Pan American World Airways Boeing 747 Thursday night as it approached London's Heathrow Airport, airport authorities reported. and tear gas rifles at the house, but police Sgt. Gene Ingram said the women had no connection with the terrorist SLA. He said police had acted on an anonymous tip, and that one oE the women matched a rough description of Mrs. Harris, who s being sought along with her uisband, William, and the newspaper heiress. Meanwhile in San Francisco, :he parents of Miss Hearst are said to be outraged by the comments of law officers who in the past week have said the young heiress is an armed and dangerous fugitive. Cecil Poole, a former U.S. attorney who met with Randolph and Catherine Hearst on Thursday, said the parents of Patricia, 20. were furious about "the excessive statements of law enforcement personnel, particularly statements by the Los Angeles district attorney." AGREES WITH HEARST Poole said he agreed with the Hearsts that the flood of "prejudicial" charges ought to be stopped, and said that to con- iinue them might increase the chances that Miss Hearst, who was kidnaped more than 314 months ago. would not surren- iiiHimieinii^ Judiciary Committee Advised Edited Transcripts Said Unreliable WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Judiciary Committee has been advised by its two top lawyers that it can't rely on White House-edited transcripts in its impeachment inquiry. Errors, omissions and deletions in the * conversations released April 30 by President Ninon make them,unsatisfactory as evidence, say chief counsel John Doar and Albert Jenner. the chief minority counsel. They told the committee Thursday there was "an absolute need" to get the tapes of the conversations if tbe impeachment verdict is to be based on the best evidence. Nixon spurned a wbpoena for 11 committee Watergate tapes Wednesday and said he would not respond to any other subpoenas it may issue for Watergate material. He turned over the transcripts in response to an earlier subpoena for (apes. The U.S. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the Senate Watergate committee had not shown sufficient need for five White House tape recordings it had sought in a 10-month legal battle. --An Internal Revenue Service spokesman said IRS has declined to supply the House Judiciary Committee with information on Nixon's tax returns. Tbe spokesman said Treasury Secretary William E. Simon has referred to Saxbe the question of whether it would be proper to supply the information that the committee requested. To be resolved is whether the committee's constitutional authority over impeachment is superior to specific statutory prohibition in the Internal Revenue code against giving out tax return information, the spokesman said. After the House committee's session, Doar repeated the criticism of the White House tapes he had delivered to the members. "I am concerned about their accuracy and, about thi judg- of the President and his counsel on matters of relevance." he said. Boar's assessment of the White House transcripts is based on comparison with trancripts committee produced by from tapes of same conversations it got from the special prosecutor. Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. said the comparisons disc l o s e d numerous misstatements, o m i s s i o n s , mis- attributions and deletions that distorted the meaning of some House transcripts, though neither cited specific examples. But Doar said he was especially concerned about the differences between the com- mitiee and White House Iran scripts of the March 21. 1973, conversalion between Nixon and his former counsel, John W. Dean III, that has become a focal point of the inquiry. Jqnncr, saying he and Doar had agonized over having to use the transcripts in the presenting of evidence to the committee, agreed with Dear's criticism of them. "There is an absolute need in this case to get the best evidence," he said. Rodino has scheduled a meet ing for next Thursday or Fri day to deal with Nixon's refusal to comply with the subpoena. He said he would oppose efforts to seek court enforcement ol the subpoena, which some members art proposing. dcr. "She was a young girl who was kidnaped," said Poole of Patricia. "Something happened to her and now they are calling her a fugitive on (he run." Meanwhile, police and FBI agents continued without success their massive search for Miss Hearst and two Sym- hionese Liberation Army companions. Pleas for her to surrender increased. "Throw away those guns!' urged the Hearst-owned San Francisco Examiner. "If you just let yourself be killed It is going to be a w a s t e ; your whole thing is going to be waste." said a taped plea issued by Patricia's two younger sisters. Anne, 18, and Vicki, 17. Referring to last Friday's fiery Shootout in Los Angeles in which six SLA members died. Vicki said: "I just don't want that to happen to you." But she added: "I'm telling you right now the police and the FBI aren't all that sympathetic anymore. And they've taken a lot of trash from these guys (the SLA). And I just don't think they are going to sit around and take much more of tt." CHARGES FILED The search for Miss Hearst and William and Emily Harris is centered in southern California. But the rapid series ol raids on suspected SLA hideouts which characterized lasl weekend's developments have subsided. Indicating authorities may have lost the Immediate trail of the three fugitives, all of whom face possible life In Felony charges including as sault,' robbery and kidnapini were filed Wednesday agains Miss Hearst and the Harrises a white couple the FBI has sail (CONTjmrED ON PAGE TWO) Nixon Rating Has Improved NEW YORK (AP) -- Pollster Louis Harris says Presiden Mixon weathered release of th White House tape trancriptF and held on to an importan Dositive job rating from 32 pel ?ent of the respondents to a na tionwide survey. "This is significant," Harri: said Thursday, "because, b; coincidence, all he needs is thi support of 34 out of 100 U.S Senators to avoid being removed from office." The 1,555 adults were no polled until May 7-8, Harri continued "until the f u l l im pact of the contents of the edited Watergate transcript had had time to sink in. "By and large, despite thi spate of calls for the resigna lion of Mr. Nixon by hitherto pillars of conservative, pro-Nix on support, the President die not suffer as much as most oh servers thought he had." Designed To End Deadlock On Heights JERUSALEM (AP) -- Secre- ary of State Henry A. Kissinger said today he plans to offer lis own compromise proposal imed at breaking the Syrian- sraeli deadlock over troop lim- tations on the Golan front As he spoke, tank and artil- ery fire boomed along the ront and Israeli and Syrian planes attacked e a c h other's xjsitions on the rocky plateau, he Syrians claimed knocking down three Israeli jets, but the Tet Aviv command said all its lanes returned safely. "We are considering whether approaching the issue of thinn- ng out forces with an American proposal might help matters." Kissinger told newsmen after meeting Israeli leaders for nearly three hours. Information Minister Shimon ?cres said Kissinger was con- .emplating a middle of the road proposal, which he declined to spell out. But he said the secretary's idea was "a bridging proposition which would take nto consideration the particular sharp sensibilities of both sides." K i s s i n g e r introduced a n American initiative last week and won both side's approval of a truce line. RETURN TO DAMASCUS A senior U.S. official said Kissinger would return to the Syrian capital later today or Saturday, hoping to wrap up an agreement separating the two countries' hostile armies in the Golan Heights. Either way. the official said, Kissinger will go home on Sunday--the 28th day of his marathon shuttle diplomacy mission. The official said Thursday night that Israel and Syria were "considerably closer" to agreement on thinning their forces than they had been 24 hours earlier. He said the progress came after Kissinger offered suggestions privately to Israeli Premier Golda Meir and later to President Hafez Assad of Syria in 4'/ 2 hours of talks. Kissinger also reportedly made progress on determining the size of the United Nations force that will patrol the thinned-out regions and a buffer zone between the armies. A cease-fire line reportedly already is set. "It is rny judgment that we have made good progress in the negotiations," Kissinger said at luncheon in Damascus. "Even if we should for some reason not complete it in thii session, we will surely bring it to a successful conclusion in the near future." There was speculation thai other U.S. negotiators might remain behind to keep talks going. FIRST STEP At the luncheon, which Kissinger gave for Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Kliaddam and other Syrian officials, Kissinger described a separation of Israeli and Syrian forces as "a first step" toward a "just and permanent peace" in tha Middle East. While Kissinger was in Damascus. Israeli politicians signed coalition agreement guaranteeing that Premier-designate Yitzhak Rabin will head a new government and have a two- seat majority in the Israeli parliament. Two Congressmen Say Beef Hoarded By Meat Packers WASHiNGTON (AP) -- Consumers saved 38 cents a week on food In April from March prices the Agriculture Department says, but two congressmen say the savings could have been higher if meat packers stopped hoarding beef. Reps. Frank Benholm, D- S.D., and Lester Wolff, D-N'.Y., said Thursday there is a record stockpile of 476 million pounds of meat in cold storage, 37 per cent higher than in 1973. "We have a situation here that is wreaking havoc not only upon the American consumer but also upon the farmer. They are being cheated by those packers who are hoarding meat In cold storage warehouses and not releasing it into the marketplace," Wolff said at a news conference. "A decline in food prices will market manipulation of thi* sort is allowed to continue." "The consumers can scarcely pay more and certainly producers cannot take less,*' Denholra said. "The abnormalities present circumstances are of intolerable. The secretary of agriculture must do more to represent the interests of both the consumers and producers." An Agriculture Department spokesman said he doubted if he would call it hoarding, but he said, "We think the pipeline ought to be cleared . . . . There's meat in the pipeline. While meat prices have declined a bit, they are now her* near the drop at the (arm level." Relief from high food prices promised by the administration translated into a t.l per cent decline in retail prices of farm- produced food from March to remain only wishful thinking il April, UM USDA laid Tbanday,

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