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MSIDt- Editorials 4 For women S Sports | Amusements 9 Comics 10 Classified 11-12-13 114th YEAR-NUMBBt 334 ^ort1)U)cst Th« Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE I, 1974 lOCAt FORECAST- Partly cloudy and mild tonight and Sunday. Low tonijht mid 50s, with Sunday's h i g h in low 80s. Hjg Friday 72; low last night 5«; sunset today 8:28; sunrise Sunday 6:(H. Weather map on page I. . PAGES-TIN CENTS Con Men. Strike Twice In. Area Con men posing as insect exterminators appear to be focusing their attacks on elderly persons in the Northwest Arkansas area. Two more cases of frauds were reported by elderly men in Springdale Friday, police there said today. Jim Holman, 504 Mountain View Ave., said a man came to his door Friday afternoon and offered to spray the house for termites. The man, driving a.1973 olive green pickup truck, had a carpenter's .box of tools with him. Holman said the man initially said he would charge $800 for the job but then reduced his fee to $450. Holman agreed and the man wen^ outside and sprayed around the windows and doors for about 20 minutes. He then returned inside and asked for payment. Together the two went to the bank where Holman withdrew $450 and paid the man. who signed a receipt S ving his name as Wade :nar. The receipt contained a statement promising a 10-year guarantee on the spray job. In a similar incident Friday L. V. Hudson, of 1506 Backus Ave., told police a man claiming to be an employe al the "Big V Exterminating Com pany," asked to check for in sects inside Hudson's home. Hudson agreed and the man whose description was similar to Lenar's and whose vehicle was a new green pickup truck, entered. According to police, the two visited for about an hour. During this time, the man noticed Hudson's violin and asked if he could buy it for a friend. Hudson agreed and the man asked if he could also buy Hudson's mantle clock. Again Hudson agreed. The man left Hudson's home with , the violin and clock promising to return later with the money. He never did. Reports of similar frauds by men claiming to be extermina tors were made in Mountain burg and Lincoln this past week. Report Says Nixon's Milk Price Boost Costly To Both Consumers, Taxpayers Survey Shows Food Costs Resuming Upward Spiral By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Consumers encouraged by recent price declines found during May that relief was short- lived. An Associated Press marketbasket survey showed the family grocery bill went up again last month. The AP checked the prices of 15 food and nonfood items in 13 cities on March 1, 1973, and has rechecked at the start of each succeeding month. The figures in the latest survey reflected the April 30 end of price controls and the continuing spiral in commodities prices on the world market. The latest AP check showed that during May the market- basket total went up in eight cities, rising a n a v e r a g e p M per cent, and declined in five. It was the reverse of the situation in April when the bill went down in eight cities and up in five. During March, the marketbasket total went down in nine cities. Bill, HIGHER The bill at the end of May was higher than on March 1, 1973, in every city. Increases averaged 15 per cent and ranged from 5 per cent in Seattle to 23 per cent in Boston. Eggs were about the only real bargain around. In many cities, the current price was lower than the March 1, 1973. level. The decline has been a steady one, caused by increased supplies of eggs. The average price of a dozen, medium white eggs in the latest survey was 54 cents, down 11 per cent from the figure one month ago and down 13 per ceit from the cost on March 1, hops, paper towels, frozen or ange juice, coffee, butter, .eggs, peanut butter, detergent, fabric softener, tomato sauce, cookies, milk, all-beef frankfurters and granulated sugar. less encouraging vein, 1973. In however, detergent, which re mained fairly steady in earlier . months, shot up in nine cities during May, rising an average of 8 per cent. Sugar, which started rising last year and has climbed ever since, went up again in 10 cities during May and siayed unchanged in three. The average price was $1.38, up 12 per cenl from the $1.23 figure at the end of April and up 89 per cent the 73-cent figure on March 1, 1973 The cities in the AP survey were Albuquerque, N.M., At lanta, Ga., Boston, Chicago Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles Miami, New York. Phila delphia, Providence, R.I., Sail Lake City and Seattle. The Items on the checklis were: chopped chuck, pork Arsenal Explosion RADFORD, Va. (AP) - An explosion at the Army's huge Radford arsenal near here ha left 100 workers inijured am caused an estimated $20 million damage. Midwestern Corn Crops In Jeopardy DBS MOINES, Iowa (AP -'I've been farming all my life md this situation is very bad," lays Iowa farmer Kirk Bennett "Two weeks ago it looked ike the biggest crop we'd ever have -- before this rainy spell set in.' 1 Bennett, 52, who f a r m s near Mapleton in western Iowa, echoed the thoughts of thousands of farmers in the upper Midwest whose crops are in jeop ardy because of prolonged spring rains. Crop production problems caused by heavy rains aren'l universal throughout nine Mid western states surveyed Fri day. Some even have drought areas, while others are ex eriencing normal spring plan ting. Severe damage to corn anc small grain crops appearcc most likely in a wide east-wes elt across central Iowa, por .ions of North Dakota and II inois and in Minnesota's Re( River Valley. Iowa farmers didn't get al :heir corn crop planted before 'our weeks of sustained heav rain began. AID PONDERED Iowa Gov. Robert Ray salt an assessment is being made t I o w a farmers federal disaste determine if should seek loans. "The situation in northwes Minnesota is very serious anc becoming critical," said Min nesota Agricultural Commis sioner Jon Wefald. "We have asked for a dis aster designation and federa assistance because of the heav; rainfall and the late, cole spring which prevented farm ers from planting," he said. Illinois and Iowa farmer must soon decide whether t switch lo early-maturing soy beans instead of hoping to sal vage a corn crop. University of Illinois agron omist Darrell Mulvaney sai the situation is most serious i northern Illinois. Summer Water Sports Make Annual Comeback In Ozarks The water may still be a little chilly in places, bat sam- mer has officially come to Northwest Arkansas with the closing of area schools and al least a scattering of warm. sun lit days. Those teen-ag- ers, recently freed from t h e classroom, are peddling pad- dle boats i Lake Wetting!on, a favored water recreation spot (or swimmers, boaters and fishermen. And tomorrow the sun may shine again. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Nixon's Bid For Delay Rejected WASHINGTON ( -- The .upreme Court has agreed to make an early decision on whether President Nixon may withhold White House evidence sought in the trials of his former top assistants. The high court scheduled a July ft hearing on the case, which centers on arguments over the doclrine of executive privilege. Simply put, the issue is whether Nixon may continue to claim the right to keep secret communications he had with men who were once his closest associates, hut who are now charged with crimes. I.con Jaworski. the special Watergate prosecutor, says his need for tapes and documents in the upcoming Watergate cover-up trial transcends the President's executive privilege. Meanwhile, on Capitol Hill, Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. of the House Judiciary Committee ruled out of order move to call witnesses to testify about the alleged payment oi $75.000 in hush money to. Watergate conspirator K. Howard Hunt Jr. WITNESSES BARRED Hodino said the impeachment inquiry rules prohibit consider ation of calling witnesses unli completion of the initial presen tation of evidence. Rodino also turned back with out a vote suggestions to re lease all or part of the evidence tho committee has hoard so far since the committee has -met in closed-door sessions. But he di reeled Ihe staff to begin com piling the material for possible release later. As Wounded Captives Come Home Israel-Syrian Prisoner Exchange Opens By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Joyous crowds in Damascus and Tel Aviv greeted the first returning prisoners of the October war today as Israel and Syria began the exchange of wounded POWs promised in their disengagement pact. Red Cross medical planes left the two cities minutes apart this morning carrying 3* repatriated prisoners, some legless or in casts. An hour later, 12 wounded Is raeli soldiers stepped off the chartered plane at Fokker Friendship Ben-Gurion airport near Tel Aviv to kisses, tears and (lowers from miniskirted women soldiers. At about the same tiro* 25 Syrians and one Moroccan arrived to a wildly emotional wel come in Damascus. Red-ber- eted military police forced a mob of hundreds from the plane to enable the POWs to disembark. Women wailed and men cheered in Damascus as the plane taxied to a halt. But a hush fell over the mob as the first wounded man was carried out by stretcher. Legless, he sat rigidly upright, his right hand cocked in a military salute. Premier Golda Meir, Defense Minister Moshe Dayan and Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mor dechai Gur were among hun drcds who greeted the return ing Israelis. "This is the first stage of th end of the war," said Dayan a !he men. some in bandages an in casts, boarded ambulance for a brief drive to Tel Hash omer hospital. He pledged that Israeli troop would not budge from the Syr an front "until all our prison ers are back." A crowd of several hundred women and children, relative* at the wounded Syrian POW expected from Israel, watche the Israelis take off. Many o the women w e r e crying wit happiness at the prospect o seeing their loved ones again Fugitive Identified In Holdup A 49-year-old jail escapee 'anted for murder in Oklahoma, as been identified as (he man 'ho robbed the Safeway gro-| ery store on College A venue | and Lafayette street in Fayetfe- ville early Friday afternoon of what may have been as much as $10,000. Police are searching for Flu- PLUTARCO COLUMBUS HILL ...Oklahoma police photo .how mm identified as tV^cltim^efra^cd K gunman in Safeway robbery Three Obstacles To Peace Are Outlined By Kissinger WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger has told congressional leaders that three obstacles remain in Ihe way of a permanent Middle F,ast peace. "In order, they were rectification of frontiers, Palestinian refugees and the question o[ Jerusalem." Sen. John Tower, R- Tex., told reporters Friday after meeting with Kissinger. Kissinger met separately with President Nixon and the congressional leaders at the White House within hours after returning from a 33-day diplomatic marathon in the Middle East lhat produced a disengagement pact between Israel and Syria. The agreement was signed Friday in Geneva. During the afternoon. Kissinger also conferred in private for nearly two hours with the Senate Foreign Relations Com mitlee. Kissinger told reporters that there was "still a long road lo go" for a permanent Middle East settlement but that "Ihc first step was the most difficult." He i d e n t i f i e d t h a t step as b r i d g i n g "the wide gulf of mistrust" that separated Israel and Syria buj said "I now believe tho two sirles have learned to listen" to each other. Nixon is expected to visit the Middle East beginning next weekend, and Kissinger indicated to reporters t h a t he would accompany the Prcsi dent, N'ixon also plans a trip to Moscow June 27. His travels come as the President faces impeachment proceedings in Congress and underscore White House contentions lhat he. re, mains a world leader despite 'domestic difficulties. larco Columbus Hill, 49. A warrant was issued for his arrest today on authority of Prosecutor Mahlon Gibson, after employes at the Safeway store identified Hill from a picture supplied by Oklahoma authorities. Hill is Indian. 5 foot. 914 inches tall, 170 pounds, and was wearing a tfold and brown shirt and goldish-brown pants at the lime of the robbery. Fayetteville Police say Hill did not approach the check-out clerks in the store, but went to the c li e c k cashing booth, where he asked for the contents of a cash drawer and safe. Witnesses said Hill was wielding a revolver with a two-inch barrel. It was believed to be a .38 caliber weapon. Hill left Iho Safeway store w i t h o u t attracting notice, crossed four-lane College Avenue and fled eastward through (be Goff-McNair Motor Co. car lot al 337 N. College Ave. City police were able lo trace his line of flight lo Highland Ave nue, where he is b e l i e v e d '.(i have entered an automobile. POLICE NOTIFIED Police, notified of the robbery ·it 1:07 p.m. Friday, established roadblocks but, with no information on the getaway car, failed to locate Hill. Investigating officers said Hill had spent the past week at the Sands Mold, across College Avenue from the Snfcway Store checking out only Fridaj morning. Safeway employes were still attempting today to determine the amount of money taken in liminary estimates ranged from .$3.0111) lo SI2.000. Hill escaped from the Chicka .saw County jail in Okmulgee about two weeks ago. According lo Oklahoma authorities, Hil was serving a l i f e .sentence in Ihe Oklahoma Stale Pcnitcn tiary for murder and anothei charge. The conviclion on the lessc: charge was remanded by an Oklahoma appeals court f C l i i c k a s a w County for retrial ami Hill was returned to Ok millgee for the legal proccef ngs. While being held there. Hil seaped. He is suspected i upermarket robberies at Ok mulgee and Stillwell. Ford Defends Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vici President Gerald R. Ford say: he has urged President Nivoi to release all possible Water Sale evidence "because I thinl Ihe more (hat's made availabli the more certain the Prcsidcn will bo judged innocent." Denying he has zigzagged 01 urging (he President to tun tapes over lo the Hoiis Judiciary Committee. Ford sai he has repeatedly asserted tha "President Nixon is innocent period." lie said he believes that th evidence would show lhat (her is nothing thai could he used t prove an impeachable otfcns against the President. Rains Move Out Of Area y T U B ASSOCIATED PRESS A f l a s h flood watch for South ast A r k a n s a s was cancelled to ay. and the state's w e a f h e 'icliire for the weekend seesnec o be improving. A late season cold fron mshed through Arkansas, pro lucing locally heavy rains ove lortions of the state. Rut precipilation failed to re !evelop in the extent previousl xpccted. The National Weather Scrvic said (hat as a cold front driflcc. lowly southeastward out of Ar :ansas today, high prcssur centered in Montana this morn ng would take control of th late's weather. Circulation around this nig irought northerly winds ar iomewhat cooler and drier a nto Arkansas. Skies already have hocom jarlly cloudy in Northeast Ok nnoma and Southwest Mi souri. And. cloudiness was e: lected to decrease from nortl vest to southeast over A. ·;ansas today with showers ent ng in Southeast Arkansas. Partly cloudy skies and mi' emperalurcs are expccte .onight and tomorrow. Lows tonight should dro slightly below seasonal n o r m a and range in the mid 50s to (h mid 60s. Action Linked To Campaign Contributions WASHINGTON (AP) -- The aff of Itie Senate Watergate ommitlee says President Nix- n's order to raise federal milk rice supports in 1971 may Vive cost consumers and tax- ayers more than $300 million. "The President's decision as apparently worth any- 'here from $300 million to $700 lillion in extra income to dairy armors," the committee staff aid in a draft report to committee members. "The cost was shared by the ;overnment and American con- umers," the committee said. II said the extra cost came Mth in taxpayer outlays in goy- rnment milk purchases and in ncreased prices to consumers s the decision pushed up retail milk prices. The 359-page draft report, a :opy of which was obtained by 'he Associated Press, also said Nixon's decision appeared to be directly linked to campaign ontributions by the dairy- armer lobby. The report also :hargeci that serious defi- liendes exist in Nixon's argument that congressional pres- ure forced him to raise prices. It said the largest of the dairy cooperatives. Associated Milk Producers Inc., linked campaign donations and requests for government favors even as early as Us first, secret, $100,000 cash gift to Nixon n 1969, according to testimony )y former Nixon fund-raiser Herbert 1,. Kalmbach. STRENGTH OVERSTATED The Watergate Committee report said the White House overstated the strength of congressional support for a price increase. The White House conceded .hat President Nixon was aware t h a t dairy men promised :o donate to his campaign when ie raised prices, but it denies is promise influenced him. In addition, the White House argued that the retail price of milk rose less than the genera! rate of inflation after Nixon's price increase. But the committee said the cost of milk to consumers actually would have declined had Nixon not increased the support level. The committee staff said th* arice increase ordered by Nix- r on actually was about one cent per 100 pounds more than .vould have been granted by .hose members of Congress who supported bills to boost srice.s. The report aiso said 'a congressional price increase would have been less helpful to :hc dairy men because it would lave come later t h a n Nixon's. The s t a f f report was written principally by Democratic staff members David Dorsen and Alan Weitz. A second report dealing with apparently illegal political donations by dairy men to Democratic presidential candidates, including Rep. Wilbur I). Mills and Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, is being prepared by Republican s t a f f , members and should be circu-" latcd to the committee soon. * ', The Soviet View MOSCOW (AP) _ Without a word about Secretary of State Henry AT" Kissinger. Pravda today gave the Syrians complete credit for bringing about the Is- r a e 1 i-Syrian dlsiengagement agreement. The Communist party newspaper said the pact was a result of Syrian pressure on Israel, ft did not mention anything about Kissinger's marathon negotiations and diplomatic break-throughs in h a m - mering out the agreement. NEWS BRIEFS Spending Cut Asked WASHINGTO N(AP) -- President Nixon has told high-level aides (hat he wants cuts in federal spending, "however unpleasant they may be." as part of the effort to control inflation. As Nixon was commenting Friday. Chairman Wilbur Mills of the House Ways and Means Committee predicted in New York City that the rate o[ inflation would average 12 per ccn (his year. And Mills advocated a 10 per cent across-the-board increase in. federal revenue sharing payments to the cilles. whose economic problems are c pounded by inflation. Suspect Released Ronald J. Comi. 28. 1212 S. Duncan Ave., is free 01, $2.600 xnd at the Fayetteville city jail on charges of assault and iiattery and burglary. Comi is accused of breaking into a Coke machine at the Holiday Inn in Fayetteville Friday evening. An employe at the motel told police he saw a man reaching in the machine, ques- lioned him, and the two men struggled briefly. The employe said he later saw the man in a car and took down the license number. Police tracked the car to a residence and arrested Comi.

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