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INSIDI- Edilorial t For Women ..-. 7-5 Sports ......... K .. 15-17 Amusements ...,..;..-....;... 20 Comics .-r.. 24 Classified 25-27 114th YEAR-NUMBER 331 The Public Interest Is Tht First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIllE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy, continued warm with chance of ghowen or thunderstorm* t h r o u g h Thursday, Lows tonight near 79. Highs Thursday in ttie mid- TOs. Sumet today 8:26, sunrise Thursday 6:02. PAGES--TEN CfNTS DICK HOYT BILL MURRAY Murray And Hoyt To Face Runoff In Sheriff's Race Bumpers Wins Easily; Pryor Tops Opponents Bill Murray of Fayetteville and Dick Hoyt of Johnson defeated incumbent Washington County Sheriff Bill Long and two other o p p o n e n t s in Tuesday's Democratic primary to move into a runoff on June 11. Political newcomer Murray, a former deputy sheriff, led the list of candidates with 5,113 voles to 4,184 for Hoyt. Long ran third with 3,644 votes. The other candidates were Bill Skelton of Fayetteville, with 1,113 votes and Paul Peevy of Springdale with 936. Murray fell short of t h e majority of votes cast, garnering 34.1 per cent of the votes to face Hoyt -- who received 27.9 per cent -- in the June 11 runoff. Murray jumped out to an car ly lead as first precincts report ed and held his lead throughout the night. Hoyt and Long ran a close battle for second place for a time before Hoyt began to steadily pull ahead. VOTING TREND Fayetteville and Springdale voters followed the county trend in the race with Fayetteville voters giving Murray 2,227 votes to 1,696 for Hoyt and 1,350 for Long. Skelton received 381 votes in Fayetteville to 161 for Peevy. In S p r i n g d a l e , Murray received 908 votes to 855 '-Hoyt, 835 for Long, 404 Peevy and 214 for Skelton. The winner of the June runoff election will face Republican Herb Marshall in t November General Election. Murray, who has been in the security business since leaving the sheriff's office, ran largely on a pledge to bring efficiency Senate Moves To Cut Taxes WASHINGTON (AP) -- Se ate Democrats are moving ahead with plans for a billion personal income tax cut in the face of new warnings from President Nixon that the action could fuel more inflation. Senate leaders said the cut proposal would be c soon for floor debate and jgator and now police chief of Bumpers Carries County In Defeat Of Sen. Fulbright Final returns today show that Gov. Dale Bumpers carried Washington County in Tuesday's primary by almost 58 per cenl of the votes enroute to his victory over incumbent Sen. J. William Fulbright. In the campaign for governor, David Pryor swept the county with 8,759 votes to former Gov. Orval Faubus's 4,287 and Bob Riley's 2,222. Fulbright carried Fayetteville. his home town; Reed precinct in western Washington County and the county's absentee vote. Bumpers carried Springdale and all other precincts in the county, except Wedington -- where the two men lied at 24 votes each. PRFXINCT VOTE A break-down of the vole by precinct in Fayetteville shows that Bumpers carried precincts six, nine, and ten. Fulbright c a r r i e d the other sevon precincts. The vote on the senatorial race in Washington County was 8.882 for Bumpers to 6,551 for Purcell had 6,707 votes Brandon had 5,645 votes; and Kenneth Coffelt had 974 votes. Middle East Truce Said Agreed On JERUSALEM (AP) -- Isra and Syria concluded a separ. tion of forces agreement toda after Secretary of State Henrj A. Kissinger won a major Israeli concession on Palestinian guerrilla attacks. not The concession was spelled out immediately. Premier Golda Meir is to an- predicted that their branch. it would Whether . House will go along is unclear. The President's views wer transmitted to the Capitol in ; special report of his Council o Economic Advisers which sai a recession is much less likely now. H estimated the inflation rate would drop to about 7 per cen by the last quarer of 1971. The rate was 12.1 per cent in the first three months of this year the highest since 1951 during Ihe Korean War. However. Sen. William Prox mire, D-Wis., vice chairman tho Senate-House Ecouoim Comm.Uce, toM a ncwsmn "there is no anti-inflalion pro gram at all in this report. "In his current budget, President recommended ons the b:ggest spending increase in history, yet his report talk about fiscal rcstiaint," he sail Proxmire cited as "positive! (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Id le 27 50 81 or \y or or 11 b- le he ng iy cy n- ng 6.6 ut gs he n. ax ed nd 1SS he r. jre a 0 ik cly ate en Phe the ar ing ox 0 ni in ro th 0 sc Ik lit ·el 0) ^·HHHTv^A. /* BILL CLINTON Clinton Tops Balloting For House Seat Bill Clinton of. Fayetteville led ie balloting in both Washington ounty and the district in Tues- or the Third Congressiona District House seat. Clinton, a political newcomer. aces a runoff with either David tewart of Danville or slate en. Gene Rainwater of ireenwoocl. Clinton received more than 40 ler cent of the vote in the dis- rict and an overwhelming 56 »r cent of tho votes in Vashington County. In final but unofficial totals, W a s h i n g t o n County gave Slewart 2,893 votes to 2,020 for {ainwater and 1,096 for the ourth man in the race, Jim Scanlon of Greenland. Clinton did particularly well n Fayetteville, polling slightly more votes than did Sen. J. W. Fubright, for whom he once worked as an aide to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Clinton received 3,316 votes in F a y e t t e v i l l e to 1,087 for Stewart, 585 for Rainwater and 399 for Scanlon. SPRINGDALE VOTING S p r i n g d a l e voters also favored Clinlon. giving him 1,493 votes to 617 for Slewart 546 for Rainwater and 181 for Scnalon. With 726 of the 783 boxes reporting throughout the dis trict, Clinton had 54,857 votes or 44 per cent of the votes. Stewart, a Danville atlorncj and political newcomer, hac 31,953 and Rainwater had 30,018. Scanlon, who is mayoi of Greenland, had 5.691 votes. The winner of the June 1 runoff will oppose Hcpublicai incumbent John Paul Hammer schmidt of Harrison in the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) · ; ulbright. In Fayelleville, i was 2 6% for Bumpers and 3,305 for Fulbright. In Springdale, 2,154 volers favored Bumpers and 1.107 Fulbright. In Fayetteville, Pryor beat Fan bus by a nearly three ti one margin -- polling 3,782 voles to Faubus' 1.198. Riley took 955 votes in Fayetteville. The spread between the top Avo contenders wasn't nearly as wide in Springdale, where Pryor got 1.757, with 1,028 for Faubus and 456 for Hiley. In the lieutenant governor's race in Washington County, former attorney general Joe Purcell took the lead over Doug Brandon -- his nearest OF ponent. nounce ine Agreement Israeli and Syrian eomri A'iJl sign the pact in Ge a few days and the fitj ;o stop and prisoners sides freed at that time At the United Nations York, a U.N. spokesm he United States had i the world body that Isr Syria had agreed to di their forces on the Heights front. The spokesman said quested the United could shift troops from I Emergency Force stanc twecn Egyptian and troops In Sinai to man Israelis on the GoLan H EBMEHiHE^ NEWS BRIEFS Trio Arrested Three persons were arrested by city police at mid-morning in a continuing crack-down on drugs. Arrested on a warrant issued bv Deputy Prosecutor Ron McCann were Jim Longino, 21, of 235 S. East Avc. Longino was charged with illegal delivery of a controlled substance. Also arrested at the Longino residence and charged with possession of a controlled subs t a n c e (marijuana) were Charles D. Harrelson, 25, of 325 E. 7th St. and Kristine A. Helstrom, 21, of Fairfax, Va. Outpost Attacked PHNOM PENH Cambodia (AP) -- Khmer Rouge insurgents attacked a government outpost seven miles southeast of Phnom Penh in a new effort to put pressure on tho Cambodian capital, a military source said today. The source said Khmer Rouge insurgents hit Robah Angkanh from three sides- north, east and soulh. Details of the fighting only 1W miles east of suburban Takhmau . were not immediately known. Run-Off Set The general run-off June 11 will have to a nominee for the DC n Ihe district nine sta sentative contest, Dr. Shelby (Pete) ook 1,642 votes in the Tuesday and Tom Ken :,476 votes. They will ,he run-off. Harold Vowell. the 11 .n the rflcu for the soul by jncumbetit Rudy M got 476 votes. includes parts of Spring Brush Crock. GOP Vote Ligh Only 513 votes were the Republican prim Washington County. Kenneth Coon) in 3 one margin in ret urns won over Ji Wcslon' for the R nomination for govern received 365 votes an 133. Mrs. Leona Troxell. woman seeking a sla was favored over Andr den for lieutenant Mrs. Troxell received and Beardcn 187. JIUIIIffllllllllMIMIIMBIIIUWilllllHIIIIM Golan if re- Nations Israeli i buffer ins and primary provide Democrat Partain three t unofficia Joseph 1: Republica slate office :ew Beai governo: Sees Mood For A Change Fatbrigkt Analyzes His Defeat LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Sen. J ,W. Fulbright said Wednesday his loss to Gov. Dale Bumpers in the Arkansas Democratic primary partly could be attributed to n dissatisfaction with the way things are going in Washington. The senator, a 30-year Senate Teteran who lost by nearly a 21 margin to the youthful governor, said the people had decided it was time for a change. "The circumstances, I think of the whole country, and especially Washington, indicated this and while I am disappointed «nd somewhat surprised I'm perfectly reconciled to It and I wouldn't question Iheir judgment," Fulbright said. He was interviewer! on the NBC Today program through the facilities of KARK-TV at Little Rock. Fulbright said the campaign was "clean and rather dull because we were unable to really join issue except for one very brief meeting on Issues and Answers, the only time we had a real discussion." Bumpers turned down the senator's request to three prime-time debates on Ar kansas television. Fulbright said it was a more painful decision to oppose the Vietnam war than lo oppose! Sen. Joseph McCarthy during the McCarthy hearings on Communism in the 1950's. "The war was much more painful because I had been a friend of the President's (Lyndon Johnson) and I spent r.ear- ly a year thinking I was persuading him to not proceed with the war. He ran on a program of not widening the war in 1964," Fulbright said. "I supported him and made speeches for him. I felt I had been deceived and that was much more painful. "McCarthy was · quick, short decision that I just couldn't support this... The oil er, I slruggled for a year, a least." Fulbright, asked what he wa proudest of during his Sena career, named the scholarsh program that bears his name. "The think that's most las ing and appealing to me is tl creation of the exchange pr gram under which some 150,0 young people and teachers ha traveled about the world," said. "I think that will prove time to have been a very co structive thing. It is a pr condilion lo making the UrUtec Nations work, that is th* w, I've always thought of it..." --AP Wtrephoto WINS BY LANDSLIDE . .Bumpers, with daughter Brooke, greets supporters Tuesday night as returns show him winning Mth 61.1 Per Cent Of Votes Crider Wins Nomination As County Judge Former county judge Bruce rider of Greenland gathered .1 per cent of the voles in s Washington County race in uesday's Democratic primary defeat Oliver Ostmeyer of Fayetteville for the party nomination. Crider, a long-time sheriff before his tenure as county judge, will face the Republican incumbent, Vol Lester of St. Clair Says Court Should Not Intervene WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres lent Nixon's Watergate lawyer ays Ihe Supreme/Court should! ot intervene in me legal battle! ver White House tapes. James D. Si. fclair said Tues- ay that the disfcute over lapes ubpoenaed by Special prose- ulor Leon Jawotski should be ecided bv fhe II.S. Court of V p p e a l ' s befoYe any in- olvement of tfce Supreme ourt. which Jaworski has ought. Meanwhile, Javv^rski said here is evidence that Nixon ·robably discussed Vith aides se of the Inlernal · Revenue icrvice to audil and harass po- itical enemies^ and'"he, asked I.S. District CVirt'Judge .John Sirica to give^feim "a s While louse tape whicli^Jhe believes :ontains lhat-'conversation. ^^ Discussing Jaworski's Su- .n-eme Court request with re- wrters/ St. Clair said: "Cases hat .are concerned with con- Utjrfional issues ought lo be carefully considered by the eurts, and I think it would be ippropriate that these matters not be short-culled." He said he would so advise he court on Thursday. COURT RULES A U.S. District Court has ruled that Nixon must surren dcr the tapes and St. Clair asked the appeals court lasf Friday to overturn the ruling. On the same day, Jaworsk asked he Supreme Court to as sume jurisdiction, which wouh mean bypassing the appeals court. In papers filed with ll.S.Dis :rict Court, Jaworski said then s evidence that the White House presented lists of Individ uals to the Inlernal Revenue Service for harassment and lhat "the White House unlaw fully attempted to have the IRS investigale" former Democra ic party chairman Lawrence F O'Brien. Jaworski asked Sirica to re consider an earlier order allow ing the White House to withhol part of the tape of a Sept. 15 1972, conversation involvin Nixon and former aides H. R Haldeman and John W. Dea III. Jaworski said both Dea and Haldcman testified before the Senate Watergate com mittee that the IRS was di cussed at the meeting. Springdale, in the general election. Lester is unopposed for his party's nnonilnatidn. In the three-way race for county treasurer, Mrs. Joan Perry of Springdale easijy defeated two male candidates to win · nomination without -a runoff. Mrs. Perry polled 53.4 per cent of the 13,726 votes cast in the race -- 7,336 votes. Wayne Hyden, former Springdale police chief, was · second with 2,759 votes and Fayetteville businessman Raymond Johnson received 2,759. In the coroner s race Dr. Thomas Ahrend of Fayetteville rolled up 69.6 per cent of the 12,485 votes cast to defeat Gary Don Medley of Fayetteville. Dr. Ahrend polled 8,695 votes to 3,790 for Medley. In defeating Ostmeyer, a real estate firm owner. Crider polled 7,913 yotes. Ostmeyer received 5,021, or 38.8 per cent of the ; 12,934 voles cast in the contest. Sen. Fulbright Trails Badly In State Vote LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Gov. Dale Bumpers, 'scoring a third major political victory, beat Sen. J. W. Fulhright by an almost 2 to 1 margin Tuesday in the Democratic senatorial primary. Fulbright, 69, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee for 15 years, joined former six- term Gov. Orval E. Faubus-and the late Winthrop Rockefeller as Bumpers victims. Former congressman David H. Pryor, 39, of Little Rock appeared headed for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination over Faubus and Lt. Gov. Bob Riley, who campaigned after open-heart surgery several weeks ago, Pryor claimed victory early today with incomplete and unofficial tabulations showing him with a majority of the vote. Faubus. 64, governor in 1955-6*, refused to concede defeat. Riley was third. · ACCEPTS DEFEAT Fulbright, who went into the Senate in 1944, told voters before the election he wou'.d 'cheerfully accept" the verdict if they chose to retire him, but he, like Bumpers, said Tuesday night he was surprised at the margin. "I must be easily deceived because at no time did 1 detect such an overwhelming majority for the governor," Fulbright said. · Last Sunday, he was saying his poll showed him lightly ahead. With 2,626 of 2.794 precincts ejiorfing, the unofficial tally howcd Bumpers with 345,301, r S5 per cent, and Fulbright with 187,718, or 25 per cent. In i the governor's race, tha ouni was 271.571 for Pryor. 75,782 for Faubus , and 84,339 or Riley. Pryor's percentage was 51, Faubus' 33 and Riley's Rain Possible By Thursday By The Associated Press is a chance of rain In ^ of Arkansas Thursday. The National Weather service brecasl calls for a chance of showers or a thunderstorm mainly across the northern por- ion of the stale today and onight. The precipitation probablitj ranges from 20 per cenl lo 30 per cent in most areas of the stale. The Weather Service sai 6. His- his S m i l i n g , b u t with ppoinlment showing in act, Fulbright told cheering upporters, their faces tear- itreaked; -'To you who In re disappointed this evening, I irge you to continue to struggle or p.eace and reason in all our luhlic affairs. I pledge to you hat I will." W h e n reporters asked Fulbright to explain his defeat, aides pulled the senator away jefore he answered. THANKS WORKERS B u m p e r s . 4 8 , politically _n known before he beat Faubus and Rockefeller in the gubern,-)- southorly winds are bringing warmth and gulf moisture to the state. A cold front is not expected to move into Arkansas but it will be close enough t enhance shower activity in lh' northern portions of the state F.lsewhere over the slate, abun (iant moisture and afternoon heating will be the primarv triggering mechanism for show er activity. Highs today and Thursda should be in the mid to uppe 80s. No rain was reported in the state during the 24-hour period ended at 7 a.m. Water Cut Off Water service to a few bus nesses on Ilwy. 71 at Grecnlanc will be cut off for a four hou n period Thursday while a fine tiein lo the system is made according lo City F,ngineer Pa Mattke. Maltke said service will shut down from 9 a.m. p.m. to Nixon Loses Ground NEW YORK (AP) -- Fiftysix per cent of Americans believe the House Judiciary Committee should recommend im- eachment if President Nixon refuses to submit requested apes and materials, according o a nationwide survey by polls- er Louis Harris. The poll taken in 1,555 house- lolds between May 4 and May showed 33 per cent were opposed to such action and 11 per cent had no opinion. It also said Nixon's genera handling of the Watergate cas drew an 82 per cent negativ reaction and his refusal lo lurn over tapes sought by the com mitlee drew a 72 per cent nega live reaelion. orial race four years, ago, lhanked his campaign worker* ind told them. "I have consistently been very operi with . ,c people. That kind of truit with the people -- it's a very Sreat thing lo me." He said he set out on his p o l i t i c a l course in 1970 "working as devotedly as I, could for what I thought were Ihc hopes and dreams ot Arkansas." Before winning the governor- rhip. Bumpers was a school board member and, as the only awyer in Charleston, city at- lo-n'ey in Ihe town of 1,500. He hirl losl a race for the slale iegislalure. After his 1970 landslide, he easily won a second two-year term in 1972 and then, last March 11, he embarked on the race for Hie Senale nomination. He led in public sentiment 60 per cent to 21 per cent, according to an independent poll on that date. Purcell Defeats Two Rivals For Lieutenant Governor LITTLE HOCK (AP) -Former Atty. Gen. Joe Purcell of Benton easily won the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor Thursday and will oppose Leona Troxell of Rose Bud in the Nov. 5 general election. Purcell took an early lead in his race with state Rep. B. D "Doug" Brandon of Litlle Rock and Kenneth Coffelt of Jackson ville and steadily increased his margin. Purcell received abou 59 per cent of the vole. Mrs. Troxell received abou 11 per cenl of the vote in hei race with Andrew Bearden o Little Rock for the GOP nomi nation. With 2,674 of 2,794 boxe' reported. Purcell had 308,150 voles. Brandon had 184.391 and Coffelt had 31,524. Mrs. Troxell has 2,504 votes and Brandon had 1.015 votes with 265 out of 303 boxe» reported. The lieutenant governor's job. which pays $2, SCO a year, consists largely of presiding over the Arkansas Senate. Purcell campaigned on hi! record as attorney general from 1966 to 1970. He said he mad* a net profit for the state o (1.4 million- during his fou years in office. He discounts! speculation that he might wan to use the lieutenant governor' office as a stepping stone lo a higher office.

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