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WWO*- Editorial ..-.'. ......... ........ 4 for women ...-..?.. ..... · ..... 5 Amusements ............. ..... 13 Comics ..... .-.v.v. ...... -.-.-... 18 Classified ·...-.... .. T ...T. I7-1J 114* YEAR NUMMK 332 Jlortfjtoejst Ttw Public Intamt It The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTOflUt, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, MAY 30, 1974 lOCAt rOMCAST- Parlly cloudy and w a r m with slight chance of showers or thunderstorms tonight a n d Friday. Lows toolkit in low 70s with *lgt» Friday in the upper 80s. Suiuet today 1:26; sunrise Friday 6:02. Weather map on page 3. .£24 PAGES-TW ONTO Kissinger Finally Enroute To U. S. Mideast Cease-Fire Begins Friday CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Henry A. Kissinger arrived here today en route home from his 33-day marathon peace mission, and a senior American official said the cease - fire agreement he mediated between Israel and Syria would take effect as soon as it is signed on Friday. Before leaving Jerusalem, the American secretary of state told newsmen the pact may become "a turning point in the history of the Middle East." The senior official, talking to newsmen as the Kissinger party flew here to report to President Anwar Sadat on the accord, said wounded prisoners of war would be exchanged within 24 hours of .the signing in Genva. As part of the agreement to separate Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights, the official said, Israel would give up the Golan city of Quneitra and six or seven villages taken in the 1967 war, as well as land gained last October. The U.S. official said Israel would retain possession of three strategic hills and all of its settlements, but will yield about "a field and a half" of cultivated land east of the disengagement line. The text of the accord distributed to newsmen gives Syrian and Israeli negotiators until Wednesday to work out details of the troop separation in the Tree Comes Down When highway construction workers cut tMs huge tree at Greenland, traffic on Hwy. 71 was forced to move slowly one way. The tree was felled as part of the plan to widen the highway from Fayette- vjlle south through Greenland. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) In Northern Ireland Crisis Talks Held After Night Of Violence . BELFAST. Northern Ireland (AP) -- Northern Ireland's B r i t i s h administrator held crisis talks with Ulster's political leaders today after a night of. violence in the predominantly Roman . Catholic city of Londonderry. ; The army said a band of about 300, many armed with pick handles and garden shears, attacked troops during the night. Soldiers fought back with rubber bullets and anti-riot gas. Seven sniper attacks, without casualties, also were reported. Merlyn Rees, Britain's minister for Northern Ireland, met with Brian Faulkner, Protestant head of the toppled provin cial coalition government, hoping to salvage something ot the collapsed power-sharing experiment between Protestants and Catholics. Rees said he met today hard- line Protestant leaders Rev. Ian Paisley, Harry West and William Craig. TOWARD NORMAL Meantime, commercial life of the British province moved to ward normal as Protestanl workers, satisfied that their 15 day general strike had reverse* British efforts to bring minority Catholics into the Ulster gov ernment, returned to their jobs Rees assumed administration of the troubled province when the British reimposed d i r e c t rule from London late Wednes day by suspending the Northern Irejand Assembly for four months. The move followed the col lapse of the provincial Execu live on Tuesday over the proy incewide economic paralysi caused by the strike. Prime Minister Harold Wil son termed the developments ii N o r t h e r n Ireland Ulster' "gravest crisis" since Worl War II. He called Parliamen back from spring recess for a emergency session arid pledged Rees would make every effor to restore some form of power sharing arrangement. But Protestant hardliner were firm against giving th Catholic third of Ulster's 1 million people any more power The Ulster Workers' Counc warned that the strike coul quickly be resumed if demanc for early elections for a new provincial assembly were _ nored. The militants believ they would win through elet lions an overwhelming vote c support that would kill Britis plans which they see aimed a eventual "''unification of the s counties of Ulster with the pr dominant!? Catholic Irish Re public. British leaders have not mei tioned assembly elections. WORKERS RETURN The Workers' Council su pended the general strik Wednesday after Protesta workers spontaneously bega returning to work in droves The strike cost the provirn about $240 million in lost production, according to an esti- v mat* by Prof. James Bates of r ueen's University, Belfast. [ Up to 30,000 jobs could be s eopardized because of dis- s ruption from the stoppage, according to industrial estimates. Much of Belfast remained vithout electricity during the light, but it was hoped the »wer plants soon would re- ume normal output. Other ervices, including food sales, luickly were back to almost lormal. ·iMiinoBiM NEWS BRIEFS LSD Charge Jerry Ray Watkins, 21, Route 7, Fayctteville, was arrested Wednesday evening by state p o l i c e investigators Sgt. uimby Johnson and Sgt. Kenneth McKee on a charge of delivery of LSD. Watkins w a s charged Wednesday in Washington Circuit Court with delivery of the controlled subtance. He is being held in Washington County Jail pending arraignment. Detoy Granted WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge today granted the White House a delay until Monay to produce records and ocuments concerning the con- itional clemency granted ex- 'eamsters President R. Hoffa. U.S. District Judge John H. Pratt permitted the extensior after the government notifiec he court that President Nixon needed more time to d e c i d e whether to comply with a sub- »ena from Hoffa's attorneys or claim executive privilege. To Give Missiles BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -Kuwait has agreed to give Lebanon eight ground-to-air missile batteries to strengthen Lebanon's defenses against Israeli attack, Beirut newspapers reported today. Aid Bill Revived WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has revived the adminis .ration's first foreign aid bill of Jie year. It passed 55 to 27 Wednesday a measure to authorize an addi tional $1.5 billion U.S. contribu tion to the International Devel opment Association for lendin, over four years to the world' poorest ations. Protest Hike WASHINGTON (AP) -- Grai industry and commodity group are protesting a proposed 1 per cent hike in the nation' railroad freight rates. The increase, sought by rai road companies, is being con sidered by the Interstate Com merce Commission. Tractor Accident SPRINGDALE -- A 77-year- id man is in satisfactory con- ition at Springdale Memorial ospital today after being run ver by his tractor. According o fire department reports. Ilarence W. Malone of Route was brushhogging his farm when he fell off his tractor. The ehicle -- with the brushhog ttachment not operating -- ran ver Malone's legs. 80 Minute Battle CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -Hore than 100 policemen wca'r- ng bullet-proof vests fired on obbery suspects in an East Cleveland home in a gunbattle lat lasted 80 minutes. Twc esidents and three policemen were wounded, one critically. Three men were arrested, po- ice said: They were believed lo be the same three police were hunting or in an earlier robbery at- empt that started the Shootout Wednesday night. Minimum Tax Wanted WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., say le is tired of reading abou U.S. subsidiaries reaping bij irofits abroad "whore n American tax is paid and in come is sheltered by exces credits." Mills, chairman of the lax vriting House Ways and Mean Committee, told the pane Wednesday he wants to lev some kind of minimum tax o U.S. business income e a r n e c abroad. 'Here 1 Am' LOS ANGELES (AP) -- PC lice say William Allen Norman 43, walked into a Hollywood pc lice station, pointed a frontier style pistol at officers and saic "Okay, here I am." He was shot dead on the spo Police said it was only afte ward they discovered the Lo Angeles man was carrying pellet gun, designed to look ik a Western weapon. Police declined any furthc details on the Wednesday ir cident. Improved Chances For Stability In. Middle East Seen A News Analysis By WILLIAM L. RYAN The Syrian-Israeli military disengagement accord dramatically improves chances for Middle East stability. And so Syria's anxious ally. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, can begin breathing a little easier. But his relief must be diluted by an acute awareness of how fragile such an agreement can be. Bringing Syria under ttie dis engagement tent with Israel ·1 Egypt not only was brenUtliuiigh of incalculable importance; it was another minor miracle of the sort that is becoming a specialty of Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Having produced this wonder, however, Kissinger now must apply his legerdemain to the even more impossible-look- ng job of turning truce into peace. Syria long has been the en fant terrible of the Arab world rler political leaders are in variably under severe pres sures generated by the highly e m o t i o n a l Palestine issue When Kissinger set out to brini Syria into an agreement of any description with the arch-ene my, it seemed he had taken on a hopeless task. Meantime, Egypt's Presiden Sadat, eager to get his nation on the road to economic health, must have had many an uneasy moment. All alone in his mili tary disengagement pact with Israel, he was out on a loni limb and looking uncomfort able. HOLD OUT Had Syria continued to holi out for long, Sadat could havi been subject to the same sort of difficulty that plagued him before the October war. when ntellectuals demanded an enc one way or another, to the situ ation of "no war, no peace," When Arab terrorists burs nto the picture so bloodily at critical moment in the Syria-Is rael negotiations, it had seemec all Kissinger's patient labo would go down the drain. Now the scene shifts to th Geneva conference, and if th Syria-Israel phase had looke tough, the Geneva one can b much tougher. Peace, in fact is a long way off. The terror situation still ca threaten the fragile agreemen since there can hardly be a se cure guarantee against acts b fanatical extremists. For Israel, security is th Bond Set Washington County Circui Judge Maupin Cummings Tues day set bond for Bobby Le Morgan, 36. 514 S. Willow. Mo gan is accused of first degre murder in the death May o( Roosevelt Willis. 10 S. Wi low St. Judge Cummings h a d fir declined to set bond f Morgan. However, the bond was s at $50,000 and will require t personal approval of Jud Cummings. Morgan has not yet made tl bond and is in custody in t Washington County jail. H trial is set for Aug. 2. me of the game. For Syria, it "the legitimate rights of. the alestine people," a rhetorical ·mand that can mean many ings, even up to dis- antlement of the Israeli state, ome Israelis think the Syrians ean just that. Nixon Warned Not To Refuse Tape Release WASHINGTON (AP) - The louse Judiciary Committee to- ay warned President Nixon he may be providing grounds for mpeachment by refusing to onor committee subpoenas for Watergate tapes. By a vote of 28 to 10. it authorized the sending ot a letter to Nixon stating that his refusal will be weighed by the committee when it votes on wheth- r to recommend his impeachment. "In meeting their con- titutional responsibility." the etter says, "commitee members will be free to consider whether your refusals warrant the drawing of adverse infer- nces concerning the substance f the material and whether your refusals in and of themselves constitute a ground for mpeachment." . EARLIER DRAFT An earlier draft had said members would be "obliged" to iraw such an inference, but it was softened at the suggestion of Rep. Lawrence Hogan, R- Md. Eight Republicans joined with 20 Democrats in approving he letter, which was signed by Chairman Peter Rodino. D-N.J. The letter was a response to Jixon's letter of May 22 saying no further Watergate matter would be provided. U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica today refused to t u r n over tapes of four White House conversations Committee. Sirica said wwerless to meet the request ITOIESphoto by Ken GoodV DECORATIVE MARIJUANA PLANT .. .is corned from Longino home by Patrolman David Preston Potted Marijuana Plants Found In Police Search Jim Longino, 21, of 235 S. East Ave. is to be arraigned Monday before Washington Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings on charges of illegal delivery of a controlled substance (mari- Gofcm Heights. Actual disengagemenet is to begin by next Thursday a n d completed by June 25. .All of the remaining 73 Israeli and 408 Syrian, Moroccan and Iraqi prisoners are to be repatriated by Thursday. In a protocol accompanying the agreement. Israel and Syria agreed that t h e U.N. peacekeeping force will number about 1,250 men and will carry out regular inspections. But the force is not to hamper the Syrian civil administrators who will move into the demilitarized zone between the separated armies. FIGHTING NOT HALTED Announcement of the Syrian- Israeli agreement Wednesday did not halt fighting in the Golan Heights, and the Syrian command reported the 80th consecutive day of shelling there. Premier Golda Meir was presenting the pact to the Israeli parliament today, and Information Minister Shimon Peres said it was expected to pass despite opposition from the right-wing Likud bloc. Israeli officials said Mrs. Meir might resign immediately after a favorable vote, turning over the government to Premier-designate Yitzhak Rabin. The break-through in reaching agreement came Tuesday when Israel dropped its insistence that the pact incorporate written guarantees agains Palestinian terrorist infiltrators from Syria. In exchange for the crucial concession, Israel reportedly got an American pledge that Israeli retaliation against terrorist attacks would be "understood" in Washington -- interpreted to mean the United States would veto any U.N. Security Council resolutions condemning possible Israeli reprisal raids. MAIN POINTS Israeli sources described the main points of the agreement: --The United Nations wilt provide 1,250 solders to man a buffer zone between the armies. The zone will be from one lo four miles wide and will stretch the 40-mile length of the Golan Heights. --For 12 miles on either side of this zone, forces for e a c h side will be restricted to 6,000 soldiers, 75 tanks and 36 snort- Sought by the he was legally xcause the tapes of the four conversations, two on June 20, 1972, and the others from June 30 and Sept. 15 of the same year, were delivered to him for rulings on claims of executive privilege by President Nixon. He said it is up lo Nixon whether or not the tapes should be turned over to the committee. Citing this as a special case, Sirica said in a legal memo answering the Judiciary Com- mittle, "The court does not in any way rmply that the recordings sought are irrelevant to the impeachment investigation." Sirica said his decision "is based rather on the wholly unrelated ground that (he court simply has no role to play in the matter." From Supreme Court, Federal Judge W/u'te House Facing New Deadlines WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whit* 1 House lawyer James D. St. Clair told the Supreme Court today that bypassing the U.S. Court of Appeals in the matter of the Watergate tapes a n d documents would result in "un- judicial haste." "When a case raise* the most fundamental issues of the allocation of power among the three branches of the federal government, it i more important that it be decided wisely Uiari that it be decided hurried ly." at Clab *oid m · brief Mbraitted u (He tuft court. On Tuesday tin court asked St. Clair to respond by today and he said he would. U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell has ordered Nixon to state in writing by today that te understands charges in the plumbers case against former presidential assistants may be dismissed if subpoenaed notes and records are not provided. If Nixon refuses to turn over the evidence sought by the defendants in the plumbers case, new ammunition would be provided to the HOOK Judiciary Committee in its impeachment inquiry. Tnoae defendant* include for- mer presidential aides John D. Ehrlichman and Charles W. Colson, who say they need filc.s left in the White House. Ehrlichman, Colson and three others are accused of violating the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Dr. Lewis Fielding. Fielding's office was broken into in 1971 in an acknowledged search for information about Ellsberg, the former defense analyst who leaked the Pentagon papers to the press. At a pre-trial hearing last Fri day, Nixon lawyer Jamea D. St. Clair claimed executive privi- asking the Supreme Court to lege in attempting to dissuade the judge from his determined effort to obtain the notes ot meetings sought by Colson and Ehrlichman. Gesell brushed aside the claim. He has said repeatedly that a final refusal by Nixon likely would result in dismissal of the charges because it the govern ment withholds evidence benefi cial to the defense then it may not prosecute its case. In the second case, special prosecutor Leon Jaworski is leapfrog the U.S. Court of Appeals and decide if Nixon may withhold evidence subpoenaed in the Watergate cover-up trial scheduled to start Sept. 9. St. Clair has indicated he will seek to have the matter argued first in the appeals court in Washington. Jaworski argues an early hearing is necessary because the normal judicia process would delay the cover up trial until next spring. The justices normally meet Friday, when they may decide whether to give the case an early bearing. Ship Transits Half Of Canal LAKE TEMSAH. Egypt (AP) -- Steaming "carefully and with a bit of worry," a British naval command ship has become the first large ship to transit as much as half the war-blocked Suez Canal since 19t7. The 100-mile waterway, linking the Mediterranean Sea al Port Said with the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea, and essential ly east with west, still is a long way from commercial use. Work on rebuilding the cana began after Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger negotiated a disengagement of Egyptian and Israeli forces along the wa terway. With raucus toots from its si ren, HMS Abdiel docked at Is maili3 on Lake Timsal Wednesday to set up shop as the command ship for a Roya Navy mine-hunting team clear ng mines and other relics of war from the canal. It was :losed after the six-day Arab- sraeli war in June. 1967. CROSSES CAREFULLY "We crossed the watcrw^, carefully and with a bit of wor ry," said Comdr. J.D.W. Hus band, the 1.500-ton command support ship's skipper. The 50 mile voyage from Port Saic ook five hours. Under norma conditions it would have quired three, officials said. United States and British naval teams have spearheaded 'he operation that began in ear ly April to clear the water. Asked when the clearance operation will end. Husband re licd that it might take a yea at the present rate of progress American minesweeping he] copters are to complete thei work by early next week. The canal's commercial im portance will be diminished b the advent in the last few year o f so-called supertankers which are too large to use and 11 i 11 will have to sa around Africa on their journey from the Middle Eastern o fields to the West, principal! Europe. Its principal significance likely to be military, giving th Soviet Mediterranean fleet ra id accest to the Indian Ocean, uatiat, a leiuny. ijungmu wdh arrested Wednesday morning on a warrant charging him with the illegal sale. Two other persons arrested with . Longino at his home pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of possession of a controlled substance (mari- u a n a ) before Fayetteville Municipal Judge Richard Wells. Trial date for the two was :heduled for July 3. They are identified as Charles D. Harrelson, 23, of 325 E. 7th St. and Cristine Ann Helstrom, 21. of Fairfax, Va. All three are currently free on bond. Following the arrests, Fayetteville police obtained a search warrant for Longino's home from Judge Wells. Found at the residence were five wtted marijuana plants; one dried plant (marijuana); a quantity of marijuana seeds and a plastic bag containing an unidentified white powder. The arrests were made by members of the police department and Sgt. Kenneth McKee of the State Police. Police Chief Holiis Spencer said the arrest were made as a result of the drug investiga- ion now underway by his department and the Slate Police. ipencer said that "a number of others" will be arrested as a result of information already -- Troop concentrations will te unrestricted behind these lones, although only 450 tanks and no anti-aircraft missiles will be permitted. It was understood that Syria would regain some land it lost n the 1967 and 1973 wars with Israel, but how much was not disclosed. Significantly, Syria has been drawn into the Geneva peace conference that it boycotted ast December, even though Egypt and Jordan for the first lime sat at the same table as Israel. Two New Agencies WASHINGTON' (AP) -- A Senate panel has unanimously approved and sent to the floor a bill to replace the Atomic Energy Commission with two new agencies and establish stronger safeguards against nuclear terrorism. Wednesday by the Government Operations Committee, would abolish the AEC and split its functions between one agency to deal with energy research and development and another to handle nuclear licensing and obtained. I safety. Impact And Uncertain Have Revenue Sharing Problems UNCERTAIN, Tex. (AP) -- t's 350 long Texas miles be- ween here and Impact, two towns with federal revenue sharing problems. One gives money away, and the other can't get it. The distance is measured only from the East Texas fish- ng resort of Uncertain to the West Texas liquor oasis of Impact. Folks say it could be a ittle longer the other way because you might weave around a bit after visiting Impact, whose major industry is supplying alcohol lo dry Abilene. What ties them together is that they arc among 242 towns which the federal governmen says have not qualified for 1974 revenue sharing funds. Impact's revenue sharing at titude is much the same as one expressed by the people of Dy ctisburg, Ky.. population 89 who said they don't want th government's money. . But that attitude is not K certain in Uncertain, Patty Turner, secretary for the 200 population lakeside city. said Uncertain had sent in requests for revenue sharing unds to "Washington, or Cleveand, or Chicago, or somewhere up North" in March, but has not received a dime. She said federal officials claimed to have mailed a check to Uncertain, and that it was returned. But she said "the postmaster in Karnack assured re no such letter was ever de- ivcred." Across the state things are a little different. Impact has gone ;o great lengths to get rid ol the money it has received. With a population of 61, th« town says it has gotten, and re turned, four checks totaling $1,816. "We decided that the amoun of money they were talkins about wouldn't justify the tira Involved in filling out all th« forms and plans that were re quired to spend it," said Mayo Dallas Perkins.

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