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MSIM- For women J Editorial 4 Sports .; 6-7 Amusements 9 Comics 10 Classified U-13 Church Directory 14 114th YEAR-NUMBER 327 J2ort1)U)cst Arkansas Th« Public Intern* Is Th« First Concent Of This Newspaper FAYETTW1UE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- ThutxJerstorms are likely through tonight and Sunday. Mostly cloudy and mild through Sunday with highs today In tf» mid 70s and lows tonight near 60s. Overnight low was 60 with a Friday high of 72. Rain fall .22 inch. Sunset today 8:23: sunrise Sunday 6:04. Weather map on page 8. PAGES-UN CENTS · ^^ High Court Decision Asked On Refusal To Obey Subpoena Bomb Scare Delays Kissinger Flight To Syrian Capital --AP Wirephoto ON WAY TO FRONT ... Soviet-built Syrian tank carried on a flatbed truck is headed toward the Golan Heights along the Damascus-Deraa Road Power Blackout Threatened Rees Hopes To Break Irish General Strike BELFAST, Northern Ireland .strike until Britain offers new provincial elections and an end to the Sunningdale Agreement, which w o u l d set up an Irish council with representatives from Ulster and the (AP) -- Merlyn Rees, Britain's chief administrator for Northern Ireland, returned here today with plans to break the 11- day-olrt general strike that has brought the province to a standstill. Local political leaders were convinced the British government would order troops to begin moving essential supplies such as gas and oil before nightfall. But Protestant militants behind the strike threatened an immediate electric power blackout if the soldiers were called in. TENSION MOUNTS Tension mounted as terrorists, apparently enforcing the strike, bombed two Belfast service stations that were open in defiance of the work ban. Other terrorists rampaged through the towns of Ballymena a n d Balleymoney Friday evening, smashing bars and cafes. Two Roman Catholics were fatally shot in Ballymena. Minister Harold Wilson held an net for Z'A hours Friday and was reported determined to crush the militants, who have blocked food and fuel shipments and crippled industry. Before the cabinet meeting, a terse government statement repeated London's refusal to negotiate "on constitutional or political matters with anybody seeking to operate outside the e s t a b l i s h e d constitutional framework." One report indicated doubts were raised at the cabinet session about the willingness of British troops to act as strikebreakers. NOW TO CONTINUE Strike l e a d e r s , calling (hemselves the Ulster Workers Council, vowed to continue their Cahtolic-dominated Irish Republic. Militant Protestants see the council as a first step toward merging the two states. Despite the economic ,disloca tion caused by the strike, Workers Council member Henry Murray vowed "the people of Ulster will eat grass" before the strikers give in. WET WEATHER TO CONTINUE Thunderstorms a g a i n threatened the western border of Arkansas today. The National Weather Service said today that Arkansas could expect scattered shownrs and thunderstorms, mostly in the northwest. The showers and storms are expected lo spread over the remainder of the state tonight and Sunday. A .wa ve or low pressure causing showers from Central Oklahoma west to the Texas Panhandle was expected to drift into West Arkansas today and tonight, increasing the shower activity. City Hospital Is Accredited Fayetteville City Hospital is accredited by the j o i n t Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals for the next two years. Ken Sanders, administrator announced the accreditation at the noon meeting of the Board of Directors Friday. Sanders also informed the directors that Gerald Jones had vccn appointed to the board by the First Baptist Church to the books, succeed the late Jack Roberts. The hospital received approval from Blue Cross and Blue Shield to raise room rates jfi and medical and surgical services by 20 per cent. The rate of increase went into effect May 1. The request was hand carried to the BCBS Little Rock office and approval was given the same date. Sanders said. The board had approved the rate increases in April. Sanders said the 10 per cent increase in ancilliary services has not been acted upon to date. How ever the hospital's cafeteria price increases went into effect this week. Sanders told the directors the hospital has averaged 143 patient* daily for the past weeks and that bids for em- ploye group health insurance will be presented at the June meeting. Soviets Have Drug Problem MOSCOW (AP) -- In the clearest evidence yet of a growing d r u g problem in the Soviel Union, the Soviet parliament has approved a tough new sei of laws "for the purpose o strengthening the struggle against narcotics." In the latest edition of its offi cial bulletin, the Supreme So viet disclosed stiff penalties for drug use. The maximum pun ishment is 15 years in a labor camp -- the most severe pen a sentence the Soviet Union gives short of death -- for large-sea! production, trading or posses sion of narcotics intended fo the black market . The top sentence for simpli possession is. five years, whi! running a "narcotics haunt 1 can be punished by 10 years a forced labor. The laws are believed to be the first nationwide sUifute dealing with the drug problem Until now only a few of the So viet Union's 15 republics hav had their own set of rules o Portugal Sets Secret Talks With Rebels LONDON (AP) -- Portuga ilanned to begin secret talks i Condon today with rebel lead rs from Portuguese Guinea i opes of moving toward an eni f 13 years of fighting in its At ican territories. "Our main aim is to b r i n g bout an immediate cease-fir' n Guinea." Portuguese Koreigi Minister Mario Soarcs said o: rrival in London on Friday 'We want peace and liberty Africa." Aristides Percira and othe eadcrs of the African Party fo he Independence of Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde de :lincd comment about th meeting. The army took over the Por uguese government on Apr 24, partly out of anger over th country's long and debilitatin African wars. The new govern ment of President Antonio c Spinola has suggested self-go 1 ernment for the territories un der a commonwealth arrange ment with Portugal. INDEPENDENCE ONLY The freedom groups in th arger colonies of Angola an Mozambique say they settle for nothing less than ou right independence, and talks with those rebels ha\ been arranged. One big problem the tw sides must overcome is the f hire of Portugal's big nav anti air base on the Cape Vcrc Islands in the Atlantic, sever hundred miles off the West A rican coast. Portugal wants to retain tl base, but PA1GC has given sign that it will agree to thi PAIGC has long received am and other aid from the Sovi Union, which is reported have its eye on the base. Although the talks are bein held in London, the British go crnment is playing no form part in the negotiations. DAMASCUS. Syria (AP) -Delayed by a bomb scare aboard his official plane, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissin. ger arrived in Damascus today in a last-minute bid to negotiate a separation of Israeli and Syrian forces. K i s s i n g e r w o n tentative raeli agreement Friday on a y disengagement issue, and merican officials say Kissin- will end his shuttling be- ween Israel and Syria this Sun- ay whether or n o t a dis- ngagement pact is agreed pon. He is expected to return me via Bonn and London. The secretary's llth trip to amascus on his curren Middle East tour was delayec le hour by a telephoned bomb ireat against his U.S. Air orce Boeing 707 at David Ben urion Airport near Jerusalem issinger had not boarded the lane when the threat was eceived. NO BOMB Security men found no bomb board the craft, which is kep ntler 24-hour guard, and issinger was cleared to leave. After Kissinger ends his lutlling, American technica xperts may remain behind i ecessary to assist with the fine oints of disengagement agree lent In a three-hour session Friday nth Israeli negotiators, Kissin or got a favorable reaction o n undisclosed American com Dromise plan for thinning ou ?yrian and Israeli forces alpn tie projected cease-fire line 'he issue is one of two stumb rig blocks remaining in th way of a disengagement agree ment. But Israeli Foreign Ministe ,bba Eban made clear tha sraeli cabinet approval lissinger's suggestion inge on the response the secre ary receives today from Syria resident Hafe?, Assad. ONE DISPUTED AREA Agreement on the thinning o orccs wuld leave just on major are of dispute: the siz nd specific responsibilities he United Nations force tha vould patrol a buffer mn Ktween the Israeli a n lyrian armies. "Israeli Information Ministe Shimon Peres said such issue as the location of the disengage ment line, an exchange of pr soners and recovery of bodie of the October war dead hav all been settled. On the Israeli political seem 'remier-designate Y i t z h a labin announced that he ha brmed a new government replace that headed by Golc Meir, who has resigned. Th makeup of his cabinet was ni Gas Line Odor An excess of odor in natur gas lines in Fayetteville Fricia set off a number of reques to Arkansas Western Gas com pany to check for leaks. Bob Wright of the gas con pany, explained that t' company normally puts an od' into the odorless natural fr so that users can recogni leaks. Friday, too much of tl odor was put into the gas. Wright said the company checking out all the complain of leaks that came in Frida He added that the odor has su sided today. pected to be announced until night. The government will rest on coalition of parties that will ive a two-seat majority in the nesset. or Parliament. The avernment wilt have a dovish ierttation. and F.ban and efense Minister Moshe Daya ave said they will not serve it. Rush Named Economic Coordinator KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) President Nixon today amed Deputy Secretary of tate Kenneth Rash to coordi- ate U.S. domestic and inter- ational economic policy and nnouhced that he will send a peciat report to Congress next /eek on the state of the na- ion's economy. Nixon said he saw "encour- iging signs today that the worst is behind us" after the ation and the world has ex- rerienced "the highest rate of nflation in 20 years. 1 ' In a radio speech prepared or delivery live from his bay- ide study, the President said, 'The requirements for full eco- lomic recovery may sound like larsh medicine -- budgetary estraint, no tax cut, tight mon- "But," he said, "there is no alternative." Nixon told the nation, "We are beginning to emerge from a ·ery difficult period in the his- ory of our economy. We are not completely through this dif- iculty, but all the economic indicators prove that we are making encouraging progress. "The weeks ahead will still squire restraint and sacrifice. But the ultimate goal of prosperity in peacetime is one which is worthy of sacrifice." GOAL ATTAINABLE The President declared that .his goal is attainable and he said "it will require the fullest cooperation between the administration and the Congress." He pledged the administration's cooperation. He also called for "the fullest cooperation of labor, of business, commerce and industry, and of the American people." Rush will hold Cabinet rank, Nixon said, and assist him in coordinating all economic policy and programs. Rush was named White House Counselor for Economic Policy. The President described Rush, who was one of his law school teachers, as a man "with a distinguished career in business, in law, in diplomacy and in the arts of government." No successor was named immediately for the No. 2 post in the State Department that the 64-year-old Rush will be vacating. In picking Rush, the President by-passed his regular economic advisers and newly named Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon. Near Miss A polieeman hoists Olga Coryes, 22, from an apartment building airshatt in New York after she fell from her third floor apartment. Miss Coryes toll! police she f e 1 while trying to save money blown into the airshaft by sudden gust ot wind. (AP Wirepholo) Ford Warns Nixon Against Refusing To Release Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Gerald R. Ford has warned the White House publicly that President Nixon's refusal to give the House Judiciary Committee any more Watergate material may result in the President's impeachment. ford's warning, in a television interview with ABC corres- 3 o n d c n t Bill Zimmerman broadcast Friday night, cpn- 'irmed earlier indications that the vice president was con cerned over Nixon's hardening attitude toward the House impeachment inquiry. "II seems to be that a stonewall attitude isn't necessarily the wisest policy," Ford siad. Asked if he tought Nixon's refusal to give any more material might he the factor that turns a closely divided House against Nixon, Ford said, "I want the House of Representatives to make its judgment on the facts .not on some emo tional, institutional issue. ' For weeks, Ford has urged moderation and compromise, both in his public statements and presumably in his private contacts with the President. On Wednesday. Nixon sent the Judiciary Committee a letter declaring he would give no further Watergate material. That night. Ford said in Wilmington, Del., that if the panel finds would that be , additional relevant to tapes their inquiry. "I hope the President will give it to them, the sooner the better." The next morning, with little advance notice, the President called Ford in for a talk that was followed by more than the usual reluctance to say what was discussed. Ford appeared to be in an unusually somher mood as he arrived in New York Thursday night, and an aide said he was "a little uptight" because his schedule had been thrown off by the meeting with Nixon. NEWS BRIEFS Dengue Fever KUALA LUMPUR. MALAY (AP) -- Two more deaths fever have been SIA from dengue reported the p e n i n s u l a , bringing Malaysian to 48 the To Ruling Yugoslavian League Tito Plans Important Speech total number of deaths this year f r o m t h e mosquito-carried virus. There were 51 deaths from the fever last year. The Health Ministry said persons were a total of hospitalized 967 for Illegal Alien* ATLANTA. Ga. (AP) - The United Slates is being Hooded with illegal aliens who come to find jobs and there is little authorities can do about it, the commissioner of the U.S. Immi- (ration and Service says. Naturalization By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspowteirf Josip Broz Tito, turning 82 today, is due next week to deliver what he may regard as one of the most important speeches in his nearly three decades as Ihe Communist iron man who kept Yugoslavia intact and Independent. The ruling League of Cornm* nists. which opens its 10th Congress Monday, will go through the ritual of naming Tito the party's "President for Life." But what seems to be worrying the old man is what's going to happen to the Socialist Feder ation of the Republic of Yugoslavia after he's gone. There are still, Inside as well as outside the country, forces that would like to push it back into lockstep with the rest of the Soviet bloc. Tito long has kept Moscow at lairy length, despile such interludes as 1956 and 1968 when u p h e a v a l s in Hungary and Czechoslovakia brought Soviet armed intervention and angry Kremlin growls in Yugoslavia's direction. Of late Moscow has been careful, correct and cordial to ward Tito and he has reciprocated, but in a Yugoslavia without Tito a clash seems likely between the pro-Moscow and anti-Moscow elements. Through the 26 years since Stalin denounced Tito as a heretic and excommunicatec him from the Muscovite fold Yugoslavia has moved frorr deep hostility to active anc friendly cooperation with West' erners. Even so, the United Slates still receives an occasional denunciation as a citadel of "imperialism," The 10th Congress, however, is likely to adopt a report saying further cooperation with the United States is desirable and inevitable. Yugoslavia has come a long way. the only Communist nation to develop in a goldfish bowl, intensely watched by the Western world. It has done well in terms of it s economy and world influence. It is also -- as will be demonstrated next week -- the only Communist nation in !he world which can assemble representatives from both camps. Soviet and Chinese, under the same roof. All will listen carefully to Tito's references lo the Communist party's future. Tito never surrendered his claim to being a devout Leninist and seems to want U insure perpetual party domination. What follows Tito seems bound to be weak, lie i* today Ihe leading member of a nine- man government presidency that includes representatives of Yugoslavia's states and prov "ices. When Tito goes, the other eight will lake over as a collective. All are Tilo's World War II comrades of the anti-Naz partisan days, the youngest ol them 47 and six of them past 60. None, of course, has Tito's stature. Perhaps, therefore, the cement that keeps the federation together may be loosened. the illness last year anil so far this year 576 persons have been hospitalized. Feminists Meet HOUSTON. Tex. (AP) -- The National Organization for Women (NOW) begins its seventh national conference today with keynote speakers discussing such topics as minority women and feminism, marriage, divorce and family life and sexu ality and lesbianism. More than 3,000 feminist' 'rom around the nation are iere for the three-ray meeting. Women Students Up CAMBRIDGE. Mass. (AP) -Massachusetts Institute of 'echnology officials have pre licted that this fall's first-year student body will include a record high 20 per cent female Hpulation. Of 1.874 acceptance notices mailed out to prospective first year students, 802 men and 209 vomen have sent affirmative replies so far. officials said. The first-year class will also )e comprised of about 9.5 Starvation Seen UNITED NATIONS N.Y (AP) -- The United rTatton: Children's Fund announce! Friday that hjccause of thi world economic crisis up tn hal a million children in the poores parts of the world ai threatened by increased main trition. A d o p t i n g a three-yea", Withholding Of Evidence By President WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ths uprcme Court has been .asked o decide whether President ^ixon may withhold Watergate vidence subpoenaed for the rial of former While H o u s e issistants. The .Watergate special prosecutor asked the high court Friday to assume jurisdiction the refusal ot the White House to turn over tapes and documents for the Watergate coverup trial. Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, jressed for time because the ,rial is scheduled to start Sept. 9, is seeking to bypass tha Washington circuit court. In other Watergate developments: --Preparations are underway in Washington for the trial of farmer presidential assistants John D. Ehrlichman a n d Charles W. Colson and threa others accused in the September 1971 break-in at the California office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. said he is going to propose next Thursday that-the impeachment panel make public as much of the evidence that has already been presented as it can. DEFENSE DIFFICULT --Sen Barry Goktwater, R- Ariz., said it is becoming increasingly difficult to defend Nixon in the Watergate scandal. However, Goldwater said he can see no circumstances under which he would go to the President and ask him to resign. In .ludge Gerhard Gesell's ourt Friday, White House awyer James D. St. Calir sked that subpoenas seeking otes and memos Khrlichman nd Colson left behind when icy resigned be quashed. When informed that the vidence sought by lawyers for Ehrlichman ami Colson would ot be provided, Gesell said .erniy: "We're down to the point ·here the President must ecide his responsibilities under he laws of this country.' St. Clair s a i d Nixon was aiming executive privilege, or he right to keep secret his con- ersations with assistants, and ·as unable to promise that the efendants or prosecutors in the ase could have even limited c c e s s to the evidence escribed in the subpoenas. "I don't have the authority waive that privilege, 1 ' said he Presidents lawyer. "There is no privilege," said Gesell. "It is not for the Presi- c n t to determine what locuments should be produced: t is for this court to decide. "I . want those documents produced." TRIAL JUNE 9 I n t h e break-in trial, chedulcd to start June 9. the ivc men are accused of 'ioliiting the civil rights of Dr. .ewis Fielding. Eltsberg's psy- :hiatrist at the iirne the former 'entagon analyst leaked ths 'enlagon Papers to the press. Indicted along with Ehrlichman and Colson were G. Gorlon Liddy. Bernard L. Barker cent minority ·school said. students. spending program of $324 million. UNICRF' appealed to all governments to step up their support of programs for children. Held In Shooting LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- lenevia woman was in th Little Rock City Jail today connection with the fat shooting of Charles E. Brown 30 of Route 2. Little Rock police Raid. The man was shot once i the chest with a small-catibe pistol Friday night, police said The woman has not bee charged by the prosecutin attorney's office Hostages Unharmed HONG KONG (AP) -dozen hostages held for more than 19 hours in a Kowloon bank overpowered a would bo bank robber today antl emerged unharmed, police radio broadcasts said. The g u n m a n , who had earlier loir! police by telephone he was a Chinese businessman from Vietnam, was led from the bank with a paper bag over his head to hide his face from spectators. and Eugenio A. Martinez. In the Watergate cover-up case, Jaworski asked the high court to resolve the subpoena ssue during the court's current m. scheduled to end late next month. In (he case. Colson. Ehrlichman. former White House Chief of Staff H. R. Hnldeman, former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and three others are accused of obstructing justice. Firecracker Ban Readied WASHINGTON (AP) -- Over the objections of thousands of firecracker-loving Americans, the government is moving ahead with plans to defuse Fourth of July celebrations. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says that unless it receives a "legally sufficient" request for » delay and public hearing, the sale and manufacture of firecrackers of all sizes will b« prohibited as of June 17. And, in anticipation of a buying spree preceding the ban, the agency is stepping up its lookout for bootleg fireworks operations. Comprehensive federal regulations, issued under authority of the 1960 Hazardous Substances Act, will override less restrictive laws in 18 states which still permit firecracker sales.

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