Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on May 27, 1974 · Page 1
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MStDt- Editorial I For women ·^.·?»*»v*«v^.... ft Sporte .......v.,m.».v... 11-13 Aaw«ment« »«*»:**·.. IS Conies ....,^,-.i.-.Tvr..v.. 16 Classified ..........;...-... 17-19 J2ort1)U)cst Th« Public Interest Is The First Conctra Of This Newspaper LOCAL rOMCAST- Mostry fair end mHd toni(M with p»rtJy cloudy and warmer temperataiTM on election day. Low tort night CZ. Lows fanfcht in the upper. Ms. Hifte Tuesday in U» mid 80s. Sunset today S:24; sunrise Tuesday l:0 Weather map on page 3. 114rti nut HUMBTO 329 FArETTEVUlE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, MAY 27, 1974 MGtS-TBI ORS In Major Strike Escalation Irish Militants Urge Power Blackout BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Militant Protestants leaders today called for a major escalation of their 13-day strike, including a total power blackout, in retaliation for the British government's decision to use troops to take over Northern Ireland's oil depots and filling stations. The Ulster Workers Council which organized the crippling strike, urged all workers to refuse to perform even the essential services which had 'pre- v i o u s 1 y been maintained through the strike. But the UWC urged workers t» remain calm and "ensure that their protests are entirety peaceful." British Prime Minister Har- old Wilson. In his first major move to break the strike, today ordered the takeover of the province's two main oil depots and 26 gasoline stations. The operation involved about 500 troops, who rolled out coils of barbed wire around the gasoline stations and stood guard with weapons in hand. There are some 16,509 British .roops in the province, which the government says may be reinforced at any time. The threat of a power blackout came despite assurances by the British government's Northern Ireland minister, Merlyn Recs. that he did not intend to send troops into the power stations. An electricity board spokes man said all workers had walked out of one of the province's five power stations, resulting in a progressive shutdown of the province's electricity system. In army another chiefs development, said security forces during the weekend detained the largest number of Protestant extremists in five Rock Fan Arrested Des Moines, Iowa wrestle an unidentified rock music fan during a melee (hat resulted when sound technicians refused lo set Dp police 1 equipment in the rain Sunday at the slate fairgrounds. Responsibility Of U.S. Cited By President No Word Of Progress Troop Pultback Discussed About 9,00ft rock fans showed up and 19 were arrested. (AP Wirepkolo) Simon Says Government Must Aim Toward Balanced Budget WASHINGTON (AP) -Treasury Secretary William E. Simon says the government should aim toward a balanced budget in 1976 as a key to controlling the nation's "totally unacceptable" inflation rate. Intlation cannot be contained in the long run unless there is control over government spend ing, Simon said in an interview. He added that the federal budget has been in deficit for 14 of the last 15 years and "we have to get hack to the old-time religion of spending what we take in in this country." Simon said that "having budget deficits is wrong . .." Meanwhile, Arthur F. Burns chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, said Sunday that continued inflation at Jhe present rate could place "the future of our country in jeopardy." "If long continued, inflation at anything like the present rate would threaten the very foundations of our society,' Burns told graduating studenls at Illinois College in Jackson ville. 111. NOT EASILY He said i n f l a t i o n could be de feated, but not easily. He called upon Congress to exercise fis cal responsibility, and said "(hi federal budget has to be han died more responsibly than in the past." S i m o n , w h o succeedec George P. Shultz as Treasur; secretary earlier this month said he had no "bold new pro gram" to control inflation. H indicated he felt such program often end up doing more harm than good. Simon said it would not b possible to balance the 197 budget, which projects a spenc ing deficit of $9.4 billion, bu said he feels some cuts spending may be possible. H said he would aim toward balanced budget in 1976. Simon, who described himsc as a financial conservative said "I don't consider this bay ing at the moon," in alluding I a recent statement by , Budgi Director Roy L. Ash that tal MHd Quake MEXICO CITY (AP) mild earthquake shook Mexic City on Sunday night, swayin skyscrapers in the downtow area. There was no immcdia report of victims or damages budget cuts in 1975 was like aying at the moon. Even the best efforts of the overnment this year cannol ring inflation much below 7'/i cr cent by the end of the year, mon said. The inflation rate the first three .5 per cent. Thieu's Aide Arrested On Spy Charges SAIGON. South Vietnam AP) -- President Nguyen Van Tiieu's assistant for political ffairs and one of his most rusted aides has been arrested : part of an alleged Commu- ilst espionage ring, government sources said today. Nguyen Van Ngan, 40, began is career with Thicii as n legal iriviser to the armed forces in 964. There was no official goy- rnmcut announcement of his arrest. Sources said Ngan owns several business firms in Saigon, tnd that he is suspected of aid- ng the Viet Cong financially and arranging to transfer medical supplies to them. Some sources compared the arrest to the recent West German case in which a top aide lo Chancellor Willy Brandt was arrested and charged with spying for the East Germans. But others noted that there recently has been a power struggle in the presidential palace between a political faction led by Ngan and another led by Hoang Due Nha, the 32-year-old minister of information and an adopted nephew of Thicu. These sources speculated that Ngan's ouster and the charges against him could be part of a political power play. SECOND SPY RING It was tho second alleged spy ring uncovered in the palace in the past five years, sources said. Another of Thieu's former special assistants, H u y n h Van Trong, who handled political intelligence, and 42 others were arrested in 1969. One source said Ngan is un- (CONTTOIIED OJJ PAGE TWO) KEY BISCAYNF,, Fla. (AP) -- President Nixon marked Memorial Day today with an appeal for Americans to live up to leadership in a day when atomic weapons are spreading. "America's isolation can lead only to the world's destruction," the President said in a radio speech from tho bayside study of the Florida White House. He called on Congress to stand f i r m "on the issue of strong America." The President said that our hopes for a lasting peace are brighter than at any time in living memory because we now have a structure of peace and we are carefully working to strengthen it." He said that "a momentum has been created that makes it easier for the leaders of the major powers to settle differences peacefully, in negotiation nstead of in armed con ntlation rate fronlation." months was LONGEST WAR Nixon referred to the end o 'America's longest and most difficult war" in Vietnam and said the United States has begun in the Middle East "the long h a r d work -- of bring- in a people together at t h e peace table who formerly met only on the battlefield." He cited the normalizing of r e l a t i o n s with Communist China and a new relationship with the leaders of the Soviet Union after more than a quar- (CONTINirEP ON PAGE TWO) DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Syrian President Hafez Assad met today to discuss an Israeli-Syrian troop disengagement but there was no " ' word on whether progress had been made toward a final agreement. Kissinger scheduled further talks with Assad before shuttling back to Israel this evening -- just about the time Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko was scheduled to arrive here. A spokesman said there was no possibility of a meeting between Kissinger and Gromykp. Kissinger was to meet with Israeli leaders this evening and eave for Washington on Tues- his 31-day peace Kissinger conferred twice! with Assad for a total of three lours and scheduled two more sessions today. "He has no plans to return to Damascus," a spokesman said. Today's final meetings with Assad were marked by an official Syrian statement charging Kissinger with injecting the issue of Palestinian guerrillas into their deliberations. Kissinger was advised to address his concern to the guerrilla leadership. The statement from the Syrian Arab News Agency said the Syrians were not prepared to discuss the day, ending mission. guerrilla several issue. It difficult added points that mained for discussion. The Soviet news agency Tass revealed Gromyko's visit, saying he was coming "at the in- vitation of the leadership of thej Syrian Arab Republic." Syrian sources, however, said tie apparently was coming without an invitation and U.S. officials declined to indicate why Gromyko was coming back on the stage. But some observers were skeptical that Kissinger would abide by his own timetable since on previous occasions he has ignored his own deadlines when it appeared an agreement »as near. On the military front, the Syrian command reported fresh fighting with Israeli forces on Mt. Hermon and the Golan Heights for the 77th straight day Monday. Informed sources said Sunday night Biat the snag devel- oped over a Syrian d e m a n d that a buffer 'zone to separate :he two armies be narrowed The sources said that under an earlier understanding, the strip dividing the opposing force was to vary in width from 1" to 3Vz miles. Narrowing give Syria the zone woul bigger defenstv area in front of Damascus to deployment of SAM6 missiles Syria says this will help kee its capital militarily secure. But Israel contends that smaller demilitarized zon could put Syrian inissiles un comfortably close to Israeli se tlements and populated center in the Jordan Valley. The zone is to be manned b a United Nations force but wi be under Syrian civilian author Efforts At Tax Reform Underway WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress might bristle at having its tax reform efforts called a circus, but at the moment various proposed veloped into moves three have de- perform- Rutherford Wins $00 INDIANAPOLIS. Ind. (AP) -- Johnny Rutherford, a native Texan who never hml finished this race in 10 previous starts, overcame a deep start, quickly barreled into the lead and won tho Indianapolis 500. Forced lo start his bright or- ,.nge McLaren-Offenhauser car in the ninth row at the No. 25 spot Rutherford outlasted A.J. Foyt, the fastest qualifier, and edged Bobby Unser for the triumph in the 58Lh running of the 500 here Sunday. A mixup in the confused time trials had left Rutherford. 36, with the worst starting position since his 1003 rookie Indy race. "I was surprised that I gained ground through the pack that quickly," snid Rutherford, who burst into contention after only 50 miles of high-speed driving before more than 300,- ances going on at the same time in three rings. One involves the House Ways and Means Committee, which keeps dazzling spectators by deciding--always tentatively- to knock out such popular tax deductions as those for one half of health insurance premiums, stale gasoline taxes and $100 of dividends. The committee says that by the time it is through, it will have made up these losses to small taxpayers with new advantages. And it has hit at upper-income benefits too. much as stock options and tax-shelter vacation homes. These pieces are being fitted together into a tax overhaul bill the committee is constructing. How much will be accomplished before adjournment of the present Congress--which h a s impeachment matters among others to attend to--remains to be seen. ON OIL INDUSTRY Another scene of tax reform ears--taking S3 persons into ustody in and around Belfast, ncluding alleged leaders of th« militant Protestant Ulster De- ense Association and the III-' ter Volunteer Force. The military intervention was rdered by Prime Minister Harold Wilson's Labor government, which has refused to legotiate with the strikers. In a Friday night broadcast, he called them "thugs and bull- es." An Army announcement said he troops moved into main storage depots in Belfast and Londonderry and took control of a number of gasoline stations and oil tanker trucks, all of which it said had been requisitioned for use by the Ulster Ministry of Commerce. Merlyn Rees, Britain's minister for Northern Ireland, said "the troops will be withdrawn immediately on the resumption of normal services." He also said he had instructed police and army chiefs to "take all measures they consider necessary to maintain law and order in the province." "No parliamentary democracy ... can accept that a group of men, self-appointed and answerable to no one, should decide when and where, and to whom the essentials of life shall be distributed." he said. COUNCIL ACCUSED London has accused the Ulster Workers Council of trying to establish a virtual provisional government during the strike. The strikers have issued passes for people to'buy gasoline and other esentials, ruled when shops can and cannot open and .allowed just enough manpower to keep two power stations operating and feeding the province 25 to 27 per cent of its normal electricity supply. Many residents are living by candlelight and eating cold meals. The breakfast menu at a large Belfast hotel today was bread, jam and powdered milk. Wilson broke his Scilly Islej holiday Sunday for talks on the strike. In London, high political sources said Sunday that Wilson's cabinet might take Britain's entire 50,000-man Rhine Army from Germany for duty in Ulster. But army chiefs reportedly advised against th« move. Behind the strike are hard- line Protestant loyalists who want Ulster to remain part of the United Kingdom under 000 speclators. He ran the 200 laps around tho 2K-mile asphalt oval in 3 hours 9 minutes for an average speed of 158.589 miles per hour to win about $250,000, his biggest racing payday. An oil leak with about 40 laps remaining put Foyl out of the race. Unscr, slowed when he ran out of fuel before his second pit stop, finished 21 seconds behind Rutherford. moves is in Committee, the House Rules where a determined contest is being played out that involves a potential of $10 billion in additional taxes over three years on the oil in- j dustry. Spotlighted in this contest are the top House Democrat, Speaker Carl Albert of Oklahoma, who has said he personally opposes the proposed tax changes proached but has committee not ap- members. ami another oil-stale representative. He is Rep. Gillis Long of Louisiaiana, a relatively junior Democrat--but who may have the swing vote in the committee. The third ring is in the Senate, where a number of mem- (CONTimjED OU PAGE »A) ABA Head Also Dismayed Nixon Refusal Shocks Byrd WASHINGTON (AP) - A key Senate Democrat and the president of the American Bar Association have expressed dismay over President Nixon s refusal to comply with subpoenas for Watergate evidence. Sen. Robert C. Byrd, D-W. Va the Democratic whip, said Sunday that Nixon's rejection of subpoenas has bolstered the prospect that the Senate wi! convict him in an impeachment trial. And Chesterfield Smith, tent of the ABA, said, "I tdent have been shocked and annoyed that the White House doesn't clearly ·tat* that, 'Yes, I am subject to U» ml* of law. 1 am not a ling. I am only a man elected jy the people and when the Su- sreme Court decides t h a t I lave to do something certainly I am going to do it.'" Smith, interviewed on a television press show s a i d he would prefer if Nixon could find a way iu "withdraw from pub lie power" until Watergate-re laled charges against him are disposed of. But, Smith said, he does not know of any way the President could do this. He said he is not certain that the 25th Amendment could he used for this purpose, as has been luggcstcc by some lawyers. Byrd, interviewed on another network said. "I think what s e e i n g here is up and down the de- [iance up and down the line. "We've seen defiance o( the House committee ns it carries out a constitutional duty. We've seen defiance of Hie special prosecutor who was appointed by the administration, and who was given complete independence." he continued. Nixon has refused to turn over tapes and documents subpoenaed for the Watergate cover-up trial. The While House also says it will not produce notes and momos of former presidential aides subpoenaed for the EUiberg break-in trial. n addition, Nixon has declined o gis'e the House Judiciary Committee evidence subpoe naed for its impeachment in quiry. Meanwhile, Vice President Gerald R. Ford marie clear that he plans to continue urging the President to cooperate with the Judiciary Committee despite Nixon's stand against supplying additional evidence. He said his differences with Nixon on the President's refusal to supply any more Watergate evidence to the impeachment inquiry were laid out "quh candidly" when met last week. r ^'^^:^7^m^m \ ;' ' · ' , ' ' · ' ' ^ , / * '" ' - _' ·' *. · ' , ' , . , , · · · ^ 1 · · ' ' ' ' - · ' ' - " _^p whw i,oto BRITISH ON GUARD . . soldier guards gas station m Belfast which was commandeered lo issue fuel Thief Takes 25 Pistols Twenty-five pistols and $4.70 in change were discovered stolen early this morning by Fayetteville police from Stout's 66 Service Station, 123 N. College Ave. Sgt. Jerry Surlcs notified - .headquarters at 3:44 a.m. this , morning that he had found a - rear window broken out of the 1 service station and requested a r back-up unit. E Surles said in his report that " he and Patrolmen Larry Perdue. Randy Bradley and Mike " Carl searched the station and * found the pistols and guns stolen. An inventory lists as missinj 11-.22 caliber pistols. two-.2 caliber automatics, seven-.3 c a l i b e r pistols, three-.35' magnum revolvers, one-.38( caliber automatic and one-.44 caliber cap and ball pistol. Als missing is $3.20 in dimes and $1.50 in nickels. The serial umbers of the stolen weapons have been en tercd in the National Crim Information Center (NCIC). d y Hunt Continue* J] SAN DIB:GO, Calif. AP) Searchers have found tracks o lt a missing molorcyclisit and - cactus he apparently brok - open for a few drops of wate £ But Fred Mundy still is eludin e his would-be rescuers on th ^ hot, dry and isolated Baja Cal fornia peninsula, h Search team coordinator! re s- ported lat« Sunday they ha r- reestablished the track of U i- Riverside druggist who lost h ut way after taking a wrong tun y in a motorcycle race eight da ago. j!r! 1 ;r?:^Y:n:^fi^^i:T:^^^fp]i'!^J7n^jn5/p! I :r[ HEWS L New Contract NEW YORK (AP) -- An Itay strike against the U.S. bu- eaus of the Reuters news gency has ended with union atification of a new contract in- luding a cost of living clause. The 149 unionized employes, members of the Newspaper Guild of New York, relumed to work Sunday after approving he three-year pact, which gives them a $43 pay boost over he life of the contract. Strike Averted by 17.000 American Airlines employes has been averted by a last-minute tentative agreement on new labor contracts. The settlement came Sunday night, a few hours before a threatened midnight strike deadline. The deadline marked the expiration of a federally mandated 30 day cooling-off period. Interest Rotes LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Ar kansas voters were told Satur day that the Arkansas Credi Requirement Committee plans to seek signatures for a pro posed constitutional amend ment Tuesday. Arkansas Consumer Researc said the committee was hirini persons to gather signatures a Uie polls for the proposal whic would give the state legislature the authority to set interes rates. "ESSSSJESKEEvSiKS ii SOSSEEa 3RIEFS Second Showing The Issues and Answers tele- ision program that featured Sen. J. W. Fulbright and Gov. )ale Bumpers Sunday after- oon will be shown again at 0:30 tonight on Channel 7 in Little Rock. The program, which originat- d in Little Rock, involved the wo contenders for the Senate seat in a discussion of what hey believed to be the cam- sign's issues. Fulbright, Bun Lead Going In LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -Sen. J. W. Fulbright says his political poll shows him only Our-tenths of 1 per cent in ront of Gov. Dale Bumpers in their race for the Arkansas nation. Bumpers, however, says his poll showed him substantially ahead going into the Tuesday primary. The remarks came during a joint appearance by the two on a network t « 1 e vi s f o n program, telecast from Little Rock Sunday. Bumpers. 4*. a country law yer, was a political unknown in Arkansai until four yean age when he ran a successful cam paign for governor. Fulbright 69, who is running for a sixth term, has been in t h e SenaU since 1944 and is one of fa most powerful members. But he has been the underdo) tram tbg outlet of this cam 'rotestant control. They ar« emanding ne welections to the -lister parliament and the can- ellation of an agreement that vould establish an Irish council vith representatives from both Jlster and the Irish Republic. The Protestants see the coun- :i as a first step toward » merger of Northern Ireland and) he republic into a single Catho- ic-dominated state. Condemns Tactic* NEWPORT. Ark. (AP) -Jim Denton of Newport, a spokesman for the Cache River-Bayou DeView Flood Control 3rganization, said Sunday that he "condemned a currelous campaign tactic" used bv Dr.' Rex Hancock of Stuttgart. Hancock, president of the Citizens Committee to Save th» Cache River Basin, said Saturday that he had written to about 9.000 Arkansans suggesting that they not vote for gubernatorial hopeful Orval E. Faubus because Faubus supports the proposed Cache Rive r-B a y o u DeView chan- nelization project. npers Claim lo Primary paign against Bumpers, wh» 133 been a popular governor. Their race highlight* primary elections in three states Tuesday, including Kentucky and Oregon. In Kentucky, Democratic Gov. Wendell Ford and Republican Sen. Marlow Cook are expected lo be easy victor* in their respective Senate primaries. In Oregon, five major candidates--two Republicans and three Democrats-- and numer ous unknowns, arc seeking to succeed popular Tom McCall. a Republican, barred by statuU from seeking a third term. In the Senate primary. Sen Robert Packwood is unopposec for the Republican nomination Former Sen. Wayne Morse, 73 unseated by Packwood in 1968 is seeking the Democratic nom inalion. along with Oregon Sen ate President Jason BM u» two political unknown*.

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