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Editorial · 4 For women .........,-,........;. 5 Sports ,.-.»..x.i.v. ll-l* Amusements 14 Comics .· . . . . . . . . 15 Classified 16-19 114th YtAft-NUMM 333 Th* PvbUc briefest Is Tlw Tint Gmceni Of TW» Newspoper FAYCTTIVIUi, AUKAMSAS, FUMY, MAY 31, 1*74 IOCAI rOMCAST- ·ad Considerable cloudtoes* cooler with dunce of and thunderstorms decreeing and ending Saturday. Low last night CO. Lows tonight tn the mid 50s with high* Saturday near SO. Sunset today S:Z7 Sunrise Saturday :01. Weather map on page PAGfS-TB* CfXIS Israel, Syria Sign U. S. - Negotiated Disengagement Pact To End War Wtrepboto OPPOSE TRUCE PLAN ...demonstrators against Syrian-Israeli agreement are removed from Israeli parliament chambers Hearst Says Public Sympathy May Keep Daughter Fugitive HILLSBOROUGH. Calif. (AP) -- Randolph A. Hearst fears public sympathy for the six Symbionese · Liberation Army members who died in a police Shootout may mean his daughter Patricia will remain a fugitive forever. . "She can go underground now, I think, forever," he said Thursday in an impromptu remark to a newsman. Hearst said an increase in sympathy after the .May 17 Shootout with Los Angeles police may make it easier for his daughter and William and Emily Harris, identified by the FBI as the remaining members of the SLA. to find refuge and aid with sympathizers. Authorities seek Miss Hearst, 20, on charges of kidnaping, armed robbery and assault. The SLA reportedly kidnaped the University of California coed Feb. 4. She later re nounced her parents in a taped message and said she had joined her abductors. Public sympathy coming from the May 17 shootout, which was televised live, may offset some of the .criticism of the group for, its, alleged assassination of Oakland Schools Supt. Marcus Foster, Hearst said, WAS UNFORGIVEABLE * * 11 was unforgiveable," Hearst said of the Foster slaying on Nov. 6. Two alleged SLA members -- Joseph M. Remiro Tl, and Russell J. Little, ;24 are awaiting, trial for Foster's murder. Meanwhile, in Los Angeles Coroner Thomas Noguchi sak he had not ruled out an inquest into the £un battle and death. He made the comment after meeting with Dr. L.S. Wolfe father of William Wolfe, one o the victims, and the American Civil Liberties Union. Wolfe's private investigator Lake Headley of Los Angeles said he had information dicating police may have pre vented firemen from fighting the blaze until it was too late to ·ave anyone inside. He charged that police roa; have incensed members of the Special Weapons and Tactic team by showing them pictures of an officer slain a week ear lier and telling them the SLv lOmelimes crying, tnld news icn, "I think that if tne in uest is held and conducted ir he fashion that we think i hould be done, we're still not oing to prove anything but we may find out something." was responsible. "!n all my years on thi force, I've never heard of any thing so idiotic." said a polic spokesman in denying the all* gations. At a news conference, Wolfe Town Sold At Auction SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The town of Idria, Calif., popu ation 2, complete with 48 bun gajows, a general store, church and an abandoned mercury mine, fetched $300,000 at a pub ic auction. Claire Seipp, a Los Angele realtor, outbid about! two dozen other prospective customers i he auction held in a motel an Francisco Thursday h Milton J. Wershow Co. of Lo Angeles. Mrs. Seipp said she had nev er been to Idria and was mere y acting as an agent for client who didn't want their name revealed. "Their principal interest the property is for mining rea sons,'' she said: The plush hotel meeting room beside a bustling freeway pro vided an ironic setting for dis posal of 3,600 acres of remot central California mountain land, including the ghost tow and idle quicksilver mine. Quick bette t h But silver the New Idria Mine had seen days. Founded in 1852, mine, located 165 miles south San Francisco in San Beni County, was for many year one of the 10 largest and ricl est mercury mines in th world. But the price of mercury fe disastrously in the late I960' The low price and ecologist cries that the mine was causin dangerous mercury pollutio led the owners, New Idria Mi ing and Chemical Co., to shut down permanently in May 197 The 150 families living in !d ia at the time, mainly Basqi a n d Mexican - American moved elsewhere last fall, lea ing behind the blacktail de and quail that inhabit the area Peace Mission Briefing Held By Kissinger WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sec- etary of State Henry Kissin- er, tired but triumphant, re lorted to President Nixon and ongresMonal leaders today on s extraordinary 34-day Middle ast peace mission. Several hours before Kissin ?r and Nixon began a break ist meeting in the White ouse family quarters, Syrian nd Israeli generals signed in jeneva the Kissinger-nego- ated agreement that will sepa ate their warring armies on he Golan Heights. Following the breakfast meet ng was a Kissinger briefing for [partisan congressional lead rs summoned to the White louse by Nixon. The President's p l a n n e d trip to the Middle East, a re ion scarred by sporadic fight ng for more than a quarter entury, was among the topics King discussed on Kissinger's rst day back in the United tates, sources indicated. TRIP JUNE 9 Sources said Thursday tha ixon has tentatively decided o begin his Middle East trip week beginning June 9 They said Nixon probablj would spend from seven to 10 lays visiting Israel, Egypt Saudi Arabia, probably Jordan and perhaps Syria. On leaving Jerusalem Thurs day, Kissinger told newsmen he accord may become uming point in the history o the Middle East." The Israeli parliament voted 76 to 36 in favor of the agree ment after a hot debate over whether it undermined Israel' security. Golda Meir, in prob ably her final appearance be- bre parliament as prime min ster, said the pact would pre Vent another war. In Damascus, t h e 125-mem her regional command of th ruling Arab Socialist Baath party endorsed t h e agreemen and called it "an importan itep toward achieving the goal of the current stage of th struggle of the Syrian mas ies. . ." On the way home, , senio American officials said three imes during the mission Kis singer was on the verge of go ng home, even though the Syr ans and Israeli Defense Minis :er Moshe Dayan ' were con vinced the Golan Heights con frontation could explode into full-blown war. THREE CRISES All three crises occurred Damascus, the official said, bui were followed by breakthrough that led finally to the accord He outlined them this way: --The first breakthrough, e May 18. produced the outline of a disengagement line in whic Israel gives up the Syrian tern lory won in last October's war and six or seven villages wo in the 1967 war. --The second. May 23. settlec the dispute over the size of th United Nations Disengagemen Observer Force, which w; number 1,250 and patrol the mile-long frontier separatin the armies. --The last, on Monday, mains shrouded in secrecy, tn Israeli sources said it focusec on a compromise to restra' Arab terrorists after the sett! ment was reached. feurth Subpoena Issued More Nixon Tapes Sought WASHINGTON (AP --. The ouse Judiciary ubpoenaed tapes Committee r of 45 more residential conversations de- pite President Nixon's refusal turn over any more .Water- ate material. Along with the subpoena, ap- roved by a 37-to-! vote Thursay, the committee sent Nixon letter saying his refusal to oraply could provide grounds or impeachment. But the committee rejected wo harsher attempts to deal vith the President. A motion to eek an immediate impeach- nent vote for contempt of Confess was tabled, 29-9. One to ecommend citation for con- empt but delay House action Mil later was tabled 27-11. The committee also rejected, 23 to 15, an effort to open some of the impeachment hearings to the public next week. The vote is expected to keep the hearings closed at least two weeks longer. Issuance of the committee s fourth subpoena against Nixon with only one dissenting vote -cast by proxy for an absent member -- demonstrated the bipartisan opposition in the committee to the White House strategy for fighting impeachment. "He's stonewalling." said Rep. Thomas F. Railsback, R- 111., borrowing a term made popular by the White House transcripts. Rep. Robert McClory, R-I1L, said, "His current conduct does not make it easier for this member .to conclude that such allegations are without merit" that Nixon obstructed investigations by the Justice Department, the Senate Watergate committee and the special prosecutor. Railsback and McClory were among eight Republicans who supported the letter that warned continued refusal to honor committee subpoenas would permit members to conclude he is withholding damaging evidence. A month ago only one Re publican supported sending a letter merely notifying Nixon je failed to comply with a sub poena for 42 taped conversa .on s. Nixon had released edited transcripts instead of tapes on that occasion. He refused to supply anything in response to two subpoenas issued May 15 for Watergate tapes and White House logs and said he would reject future subpoenas for Wa tergate material. The new subpoena calls for delivery by June 10 of Water gate tapes originally requestec April 19. Most of them also have been subpoenaed by spe cial prosecutor Leon Jaworski who has asked the Supreme Court to rule on his right to them. PROGRESS EDITION The annual progress edition of the TIMES is a part of today's newspaper beginning on page IB. Special emphasis is placed on the future of this area. Additional copies of the edition are available at t h e TIMES office at 50 cents each, wrapped and mailed anywhere in the United States. Summit Talks Set June 11 WASHINGTON AP) -± Pres- dent Nixon's summit talks with Soviet leaders will open June 27, the White House announced .oday. The date is several days later than expected -- an adjustment caused by Nixon's plans .to tour he Middle East during mid June. : The Moscow talks, expected to last about a week, will be he third in a series of summi meetings between Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev file first summit was held al :he 'Kremlin in 1972 and was followed by the second set of alks when Brezhnev visted the United States last year. Deputy Press Secretary Ger aid L. Warren read the one paragraph joint announcemen of the summit date at W h H e House officials continued to turn -aside questions about the timing of Nixon's Middle Eas trip. 'Pot' Destroyed Law enforcement officials destroyed eight marijuana plants and four seed beds in a wooded area near Lake Wedington thi morning. Criminal investigator Georg Coffman said a forest ranger discovered the cultivated plants and notified officials. Assisting In the destroying the plants were Sgt. Kennel McKee of the State Police State Trooper Tommy Williams Sheriff Bill L o n g and Sgt Brooks and Coffman of th Fayetteville Police i Departmeni Trying To Rally Battered GOP Ford Acting Like A Candidate WASHINGTON (AP) - Six months into his tenure as the nation's first appointed vice president, Gerald R. Ford is campaigning to rally a battered Republican party amid repeated Watergate shocks. To do so, the former Michigan congressman is tirelessly touring the nation, acting like a presidential candidate while insisting "I have no intention of seeking any political office in His 25-year friendship with President Nixon, who chose him last October to succeed the resigned Spiro T. Agnew, has been strained by events. But Ford denies a rift exists. Ford says he and the Presi dent have "very good personal relations." A* for the top job, the vice president says be b»s no doubt of his ability to handle it, but always adds: "I a s s u m e it won't happen." Like the Republican party as a whole. Ford's severest test has been Watergate. So far, he has succeeded in maintaining his equilibrium en 1974"s most treacherous political tightrope by criticizing the President's tactics while giving qualified support to Nixon on the substance of charges against him. Ford repeatedly asserts his confidence in Nixon's innocence. He avoided listening to the Watergate tapes, but says he read most of the edited transcripts. "They don't confer sainthood on anybody," he replies' when asked Ms reaction to the transcripts. Privately, he indicates he is disturbed about the tone in them. At the same time, he repeatedly has urged the White House to cooperate fully with special prosecutor Leon Jaworski and the House Judiciary Committee. When Nixon recently balked at handing over additional evidence. Ford made clear his disapproval at what he called Nixon's "stonewall tactics." The vice president rejects suggestions that he is being inconsistent. "I speak what I believe to be the truth and what I feel is right to say," he said recently. "I don't think that's zig-zag- ging. I think that's an expression of my view* on several separate aspects of Watergate." In tat ambivalence, mirrors his essential stituency, tb* bird-car*. Ford lar Republicans in the countrt and in the Congress. His inen table statement that Nixon shouldn't resign brings applause at each GOP fundraiser Since Ford was sworn in Dec ( he has traveled more tha M.OM states. miles and visited '· By November, ht will travel to all 50 states. He has settled easily into Ut vice presidential routine, availability of Secret Servk and planes. But he seems Ies. impressed with it than man other politicians and makes most of his twin-engine, short trips propjet Conva rather than the plush preside tial jets that he could use. When Ford was asked h views after six months on th job, be UMacnt for · mornen tlM» replied, "I don't think wooJd have done anything di fertntly ia Out period.'' n 'Plumbers' Case Nixon Refuses Release Of Defense Evidence WASHINGTON (AP) -- Present Nixon has chosen to risk e dismissal of criminal harges against two former top ssistants rather than turn over vidence for their defense in e White House plumbers ase. Although slightly easing rules on access to White House evidence, the . President restated Thursday his determination to remain the final arbiter of what evidence is released to.a federal court. In a second Watergate case, the White House sought to block an early hearing before the Supreme Court on anothe: attempt to obtain Watergati evidence under Nixon's control The high court may rule to day whether to assume juris diction in that case, in which seven men are accused of cov ering up the Watergate break in. Special Watergate prosecuto Leon Jaworski, pressured by Sept. 9 starting date for th cover-up trial, is seeking leapfrog the U.S. Circuit Cour of Appeals to obtain tapes am documents of 64 presidentia conversations. A U.S. District Court has up held Jaworski's subpoena of thi 64 tapes. He wants the Suprern Court to consider the case im mediately but the White Housi wants the case to follow norma appeals procedures. RIGHTS VIOLATION In the plumbers case, forme presidential aides John D. Eh rlichman and Charles W. Co son and three others are a cused of violating the civi rights of Dr. Lewis Fielding Daniel Ellsberg's 'psychiatri: in 1971 when the former Penta g o n analyst leaked th Pentagon papers to the press U.S. District Judge Gerhar Gesell, scheduled to begin th plumbers trial June 17, orderec presidential lawyer James I St. Clair to provide written a: surances that Nixon understoo what might happen if he fused to turn over evidence Co son and Eh rlichman say the left behind in the White House In a letter, St. Clair saic "The President is not desiro, of having these, or ... any in dictments of former govern mental officials dismissed wit out a full and fair trial. "But he must implement th constitutional responsibilities his office by not jeopardizin the national security...." --AP wmpboto RESERVING RIGHT ...St. Clair says Nixon is reserving the right to decide whether to release subpoenaed papers NEWS BRIEFS Cadron Designated CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The Cadron Settlement, located northwest of Conway near the Arkansas River, has been des- gnated Site. National Historic Guy Murphy, manager of the Conway Chamber of Commerce, Mid Rep. Wilbur D. Hills. D-Ark., announced the designation. Kissinger Rated NEW YORK (AP) -- Pollster Louis Harris says Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger scored a record S5 per cent good-to-excellent job rating in a nationwide survey taken before the Mideast agreement. Harris said Thursday that Kissinger's score was the high est job approval rating ever tallied by the polling organization for a member of the executive branch. Kissinger got negative marks from only 10 per cent of the 1.555 adults across the nation who were queried between May 4 and 7. Th« remaining 5 per cent were not sure. Rain Expected Showers and thunderstorms are expected to spread across Arkansas by tonight. The chance of precipitation :onight ranges from 60 per cent in the northwest portion of the state to 80 per cent in the remainder of the state. Flood Watch Issued LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for central, east-central, southcen- tral and southeast portions of Arkansas today and tonight. Killed At Hope HOPE, Ark. (AP) -- Esther Honeycutt. 59, of McCaskill (Hempstead County) was killed today when the car she was driving was struck by a train at a railroad crossing inside the Hope city Kmtts. State Police said the car the woman was drivirg attempted to cross the tracks behind a switch engine and wis struck by a second train. Milk Money Link WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tr staff of the Senate Waterga committee has concluded th contributions to President Ni on's 1972 re-election campaig by dairy cooperatives were a parently directly linked to Ni on's decision to raise mi prices in 1971. A draft report by the com mittee's staff, written principa y by Democratic staff mei ers, also said there appear' o be serious deficiencies President Nixon's defense he price increase. Guns Finally Silent Along Golan Heights GENEVA. Switzerland (AP)-- yria and Israel signed an his 1 o r i c U.S.-ncgotialed dis- rigagement pact today com- lilting them to end the fighting n the Golan Heights and move ward lasting peace in the Hiddle East. A half hour after the signing, e guns that boomed across le bleak and barren front for e past 81 days fell silent, an srael. military communique aid. Artillery duels that started in he early morning continued in- ermittenlly past the deadline nd finally fizzled out altogther, ewsmen reported from the ront. A United Nations spokesman aid all signatures were com- leted at 6:45 a.m. EOT after a ast-minute delay caused by yria's apparent reluctance to ign the pact in the presence of ewsmen. The snag had developed bout 30 minutes earlier after sraeli representatives had i g n e d the disengagement .greement. The Syrians, ex- ected to follow, sat still and made no move. At that time, Lt. Gen. Ensio ^iilasvuo of Finland, command- r of the United Nations Emergency Force in the Middle East who was chairman of meeting, announced a 15-minute recess. Newsmen were asked to leave he marbled council hall of the 'alais des Nations, the Geneva U.N. headquarters. AGREEMENT SIGNED And shortly thereafter the irobiem was cleared up, and he agreement negotiated by secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger in a marathon peaca mission was signed. Signing of the pact is expected to end 80 days of fighting on the Heights, start a prisoner exchange and move a permanent peace a step closer to the troubled area. On Saturday, Israeli and Syrian military delegations begin five days of talks on the disengagement timetable and on precise demarcation lines for binning out of forces. The roop separation agreement says all its provisions are to be implemented by June 25. Israel and Syria formally endorsed the pact on Thursday, one day after agreement by the negotiating teams was announced in Jerusalem and Washington. The Syrian endorsement came at a 10-hour session of President 'Hafez Assad's ruling socialist Baath party and Israeli approval on a 78 :o 36 vote in the Knesset, or parliament. Israeli Premier Golda Meir,76, who supported the Egyptian and Syrian disengagements, said the Knesset debate was the last session she would attend before Premier-designate Yitzhak Rabin takes over the Israeli government. The disengagement agreement contains these points: --A land, sea and air cease- fire that both sides will "scrupulously observe." -A rearrangement and separation of Israeli and Syrian forces along the 40-mile front. American officials say Israel will evacuate territory it captured in the October war, as well as the city of Quneitra and six or seven villages captured in the 1967 war. RETURN WOUNDED ---Return of all wounded prisoners of war, supervised by the International Committee of the Red Cross within 24 hours after the signing. The morning after v military working group completes its tasks, all remaining (CONTTNUTO ON PACE TWO) Heavy Rains Damage Streets, Cause Minor Power Failures "The streets all over town are Just a mess," street superintendent Clayton Powell said this morning following a heavy rain which brought up to four inches to some parts of the city. Powell said logs, limbs a n,d debris are blocking an area of Poplar Street near the Skull Creek Apartments, and gravel Is making streets treacherous in the Lightning Trail area and on Sycamore Street, A front end loader and street crew was dispatched to the intersection of Huntiville Street and Willow Avenue shortly before 7 a.m. to remove an accumulation of gravel. The storm which brought the rain also caused minor isolated outages for Southwestern Electric Power Company and Bell Telephone. Spokesmen for both utilities said there was no concentration of problems but several scattered reports f outages. Fire Chief Charles McWhorter said lightening struck a utility pole on Hwy. 82 west near Fulbright Wood Products, causing minor damage to the pole. Utility spokesmen said some homes were affected by the incident. City police said burglar alarms at several businesses in the city were also activated by the weather at the height of the storm. Powell said street crews could mess' have the "worst of the cleaned up today, but added "it will be two or three days next week befor* w» can get to it all."

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