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J)ort1)U)cst Cimeg I14fh YEAR-MJMBBt 335 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, JUNE 2, 1974 PAGES-2S CBOS Returns From Captivity An unidentified Syrian prisoner of war gives (he V for victory sign as he is placed In an ambulance a( Damascus airport Saturday after his return from captivity in Israel. (AP Wirephoto) Police Continue Hunt For Robber 01 Safeway Store Area law enforcement officials are continuing their search for an Oklahoma jail escapee wanted in connection with an armed robbery Friday afternoon at Hie Safeway Supermarket, 380 N. College Ave. 'About $10,000 was taken in [he robbery. Plutarco Columbus Hill, 49, an escapee from the Okmulgee County jail, was positively identified as the man who held up two Safeway employes at about 1 p.m. Friday. After the p o s i t i v e identification was made, a warrant for his' arrest was issued by Washington County Prosecuting Attorney Mahlon Gibson. Photographs and fingerprints of Hill, along with his criminal record and other information, were transferred from Okmulgee to Fayettoville by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Arkansas State Police. Since positive identification was made, several |ersons have come forward with information about Hill's activities in Fayelteville during the past several days, according to Faycllcville police Captain Clint Hutehens. No solid leads as to his current whereabout? have been uncovered as yet. Hut Chens saitl. DESCRIPTION ISSUED Hill is described as an Indian, 5 feet 9V4 inches tall weighing about 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a brown shirt and dark gold trousers. Police said Hill went to the check cashing hooth at the store ·and held a pisfol on two em- ployes while lliey emptied the contents of a cash drawer and a safe into a brown paper bag. Hill then left the store crossed College Avenue and fled westward through a car lot anc on to Highland Avenue, police said. Police said according to information received from Okla horna aulhoirties. Hilt escapee from the Okrnulgee County jai at Okrnulgce about two weeks 1OCAL FORECAST- Northwest Arkansas can ex pect fair skies and mild days through Monday, Cool temper aturcs are expected tonight High Saturday in the low 70s Highs today in the low 80s with lows tonight in the 50s with highs Monday in the upper 70s Weather map on page 9D. go. Hill is also wanted fo: Iliestioning in connection witl wo other supermarket robber es, one in Okmulgee and the ither in Stilwell. At one time. Hill was serving life sentence for murder in 1948 slaying. He was parolci n 1960. Subversive List To Be WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prcs dent Nixon intends to abolis he attorney general's list of so called subversive organizations product of the 1950s Rec s c a r e era, administrate sources say. The White House has draf(« an executive order doing awa with the list, and Nixon plan .o sign it, the sources report. Ally. Gen. William B. Saxb recommended the move, cording to the sources in th White House and Justice D partment IRRFXEVENT "The list is irrelevant and Ii ially we're in a bind on it, said a White House offiical. A official of the department criminal division has called "absolutely worthless." In 1947, President Harry : Truman ordered the depar ment Eo maintain a list of "E talilarian, fascist, Communi or subversive" organizations a a tool for screening aplican' for government jobs. Four years later, the S prcme Court ruled that i group could be placed on tl list without a hearing. Su sequent court decisions blocke the government from refusin to hire an applicant solely b cause of his membership in o of the questionable groups. The list dropped into obscu ity after the Red scare sided. Nevertheless, some 300 ganizations officially are st labeled subversive. Only abo 20 still exist. Death Toll Estimates Uncertain After Chemical Plant Explosion Indian Atom Blast Poses New Dilemma WASHINGTON (AP) -- Inn's mtflenr explosion poses a ew dilemma for international rt to organizations: should a ountry get outside aid when it pends its own resources on oslly nuclear hardware? World Bank sources, who p ame this question, argue that id should continue, and they r ere relieved when the U.S. senate voted 55 to 27 last week i provide an additional $1.5 illion for the International H elopmcnt Association (IDA). India long has been the big- est recipient of interest-free oans from the IDA, which is 11 arm of the World Bank. The tmk makes loans to riot-so joor countries at low interest; 10 IDA grants them to he wrrest countries at no interest. Two senators who oppose the J.S, contributions to IDA, Hary Byrd. Ind-Va., and Stuarl ymington, D-Mo., argue thai lie United States has contrih- itcd to India's nuclear development by helping it. meet its hu- TvanHarian needs. Of [he total $6.2 billion in IDA noney loaned since 1961, $2.1 illlion has gone to India. The Ujuted States has contribntec 0 per .cent ol IDA funds, bu his percentage is to decline eventually to 33 per cent. SECOND TIME The House earlier had votet lown the IDA funding. Worlt 3ank sources expect chances o mssage there will be better second time. World Bank President Rober S. McNamara, former U.vS. de ense secretary, praised the Senate vole as proof t h a t "tin Jnited States government was prepared to face up to the in creasingly desparate situation hreatening the poorest people; of the world." But top World Bank sources vho refused to be quoted b name, clearly were embar rassed by the May 18 Indian nuclear explosion and fearful o Is impact on American sent' ment toward IDA aid. Thc said they would favor cutting off aid to a country if it wouli deter nuclear development, bu said such a move would no have this result. World Bank officials sail hey knew for more than a dec idu that India was investing i nuclear development but wer powerless to do anything aboi: it. The World Bank officials est mated the cost of the nuclea device detonated on May 1 was $7 billion, but they ac knowledge the over-all cost Lhe nuclear program was muc greater. India has said the ni clear development is for peace ful purposes. Deserved Better DETROIT CAP) -- The blac family had been victims of ra ci.il harassment, ami Detro police feared the worst whe they saw a white youth place grocery bag on the front porcl "We thought it might be bomb," one officer said Salir day. It contained $6 worth of gn ceries, including ice cream bread and meat snacks, four $1 bills. "When I heard about wha some white people were doin lo that black mother and ht six children. I deckled they d served better," the youth to' officers. Police declined 1 identify him. Sunday Traffic Abides By The Rules Three ducks, out for an afternoon stroll, abide strictly by the posted speed limit as they waddle down a suburban Fayetteville street in dignified majesty. In fact, motor- ists may have found them a lit lie too slow even though they nelieve in staying on (heir own side of the street (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Between Syria And Israel Prisoner Exchange Underway J!y The Associated Press Israel and Syria began exchanging war prisoners Satur- liiy. and delirious crowds in Damascus and Tel Aviv welcomed their men with joy, .ears, kisses and flowers. In Geneva, S y r i a n and Israeli generals went over Je- tails of the agreement. In Cairo, Palestinian guerrilla leaders discussed future relations with Israel and Arab oil ministers reviewed Iheir decision lo lift the oil embargo against the United States. The returning POWs exchanged shouts and signs of joy NEWS BRIEFS Goodwill Emphasized Hurt In Wreck ELM SPRINGS -- A 19 year- old rural Springdale girl was admitted to Springdale Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon following a one car accident on the Elm Springs Road, one mile east of here. Beverly Coleen Collins of Route 3 is listed in fair to good condition, according to hospital officials. Trooper Charles Miller, who investigated the accident, said the girl was westbound on the Elm Springs Road when she lost control on a curve. Shotgun Stolen Louise Robinson of Route 2, Springdale, told Washington County officers that a 12 gauge shotgun was stolen from her home Friday. Kntry was gained to the home by breaking a window. World's Youngest Monarch Dragon King Assumes Tkrone THIMPHU, Bhutan (AP) -Bhutan's 18-year-old Dragon King assumes the throne today as the monarch. world's youngest Wearing the yellow scarf that symbolizes his rule, Jigme Singhi Wangchuck will sit cross-legged on a carved gold- covered throne to receive a aUken crown chief lama. Scores of black from Bhutan's pigs, fed creen marijuana grass to make them "happy, sleepy and fat," will be among the delicacies Krved during the three days of festivities that follow. Dignitaries from 16 countries, including U.S. Ambassador to India Daniel P. Moynihan. will attend the ceremonies. The rare visitors arrived Saturday in this capital city, tucked in a cloudy 8,000-foot-high valley in the Himalayan vastness between Tibet and. India. Just a little over a decade ago, they would have had to ride mulenack for S',4 days from Ihe plain of India to get into this 18.000 square-mile kingdom where the Middle Ages are still a fresh memory. But since 1962 there has been a road cutting the trip to a seven-hour jeep ride. And in I%8 the Dragon Kingdom opened its first airfield in the nearby Paro Valley, making contact with the outside world only 30 minutes away. But already coronation pomp is forcing the Bhutanese from Iheir isolated ways. A high olfi- cial said the foreign guest list prompted the king's aides to rule out formal sit-down d i n - ers. "We found the protocol (oo difficult," he added. "What if the Russian does not want to sit beside Ihe Chinese?" The Bhutanese. however, are no strangers to intrigue in thei own land. Even as the corona tion preparations were unde way, the government an nounced that three months agi it crushed a plot lo assassinati the young king before he off! cially got his crown. The young monarch has been running Bhutan since his falhe died two years ago, but the 4. 000 Buddhist lamas who wictr considerable influence had found astrological signs in auspicious for the coronation until now. SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Governors from four states and »ight Russian federated repub- ics took part in ceremonies at ho Expo "74 world's fair Saturday that emphasized international goodwill and coopera- ion. Led by Alecsandr Pavlovicr ..yazhko, chairman of the Uk ranian Council of Ministers, the eight Soviet officials toured the world's f a i r silo with Govs. Dan Ivans of Washington. Brendan Byrne of New Jersey. Christ opher Bond of Missouri am: Dale Bumpers of Arkansas. Irish Recruiting BELFAST. Northern Ireland (AP) -- British lalk of with Irawing troops from Nothern 'reland has stirred recruiting 'or both Protestant and Roman Catholic private armies, an in "ormed source said Saturday. But thinking on both sides ap 3cars at this moment to be en ,irely defensive, the informal added. He gave no figures in the recruiting drive. Britain currently has 10,501 troops in Northern Ireland, am discussing w i t h d r a w i n g sonn of them. Bock Open Meetings M E M P H I S ( A P )-Th League of Women Voters o Tennessee said Saturday it ha filed a "friend of the court memorandum .supporting th slate open meeting law tha will he argued Monday befor tho state Supreme Court. The Lcgaup joins the Ten nessee Press Association as th second organization to come t the defense of the recenll; enacted law that has been rule. unconstitutional by Chancer Court Judge Wil V. Doran o Memphis. ith hundreds of persons on and to greet (hem. In Damascus, military police eld back surging crowds as le 2C returning Aral) POWs vere escorted from Uie Red ^ross plane. The crowd gave a sudden ;asp as the first man off the ilano sat upright on a stretcher in the stumps of his amputated cgs. His right hand saluting t i f f t y as he gazed straight [head with blazing eyes, "Legs are nothing. We arc eady to give our souls ..." he houted. lie then insisted on icing lifted from his stretcher M\d placed on the ground so he "ould bend down to kiss the oil. In Tel Aviv the prisoners vere greeted with wild chc-ers ind applause from hundreds of onlookers and by sobs of joy "rom wives and mothers. "It's like being born again," iaid one returning airman. "This is the f i r s t stage of the end of the war," said Defense ilinister Moshe Dayan as the irst group of 12 Israeli POWs stepped off a U.N. piano which irought them home from Damascus. TRF,ATMI-:NT GOOD It .seems that Uie medical .reatment they received wa.s ·easonably good," said Dr. Mordechai Shani after a quick examination. An Israeli doctor told newsmen alxnit his son-in-law, a pi- ot who returned: "They shot at him as he parachuted. They killed his na ·igator and threw the bociy on lop ot him. and in tho end the saved his life. It's a paradox." The exchange, undertaken a." Dart of the disengagement ol lorces agreement signed ·cneva Friday, was delaye one hour while Internationa Red Cross officials slraightenet out a mix-up over tho number of Israelis to be relurnod. "We were exacting 15," sak one general. The prisoners said they were unaware of Kissinger's month long effort to arrange th agreement, and were informei of Ihoir impending repatriatioi only Saturday morning. The prisoners were carcfu not to speak o[ their ex periences in Syrian jails, aftc Israeli prisoners returned from Kgypt last J a n u a r y with storie of torture. "This is only the first groui lo r e t u r n , not the last." one ol ficer told newsmen. Syria sti holds 58 Israelis, and Israel ha 367 Syriains, 10 Iraqis and fiv Morroccans, The remaining prisoners ar lo be exchanged alter the gen rals conclude Iheir Genev iscussions. which arc expecte o last no more t h a n five days. One of the returning Israe oldiers hinled at the treatmcn jail when he toltl the slat ailio. "The decors behave kay, but others (lid not." The Israeli military com land said no shooting was re xrted on Ihe Golan Height atllofield Saturday for th rst time since March I t . The disengagement agree ·ncnt calls for Israeli to begi tilling its troops hack next Fr ay. Leftists Go On Rampage FRANKFURT. German AP) -- Young leftists angerc y a big boost in Frankfurt mblic transit fares have turne his city's rush hours into commuter's nightmare over $200,000 in an dam caused igc. Authorities raised (ho far rom 27 cents to 35 cents la vcek to help f i n a n c e the ne arcawide public transport sy em which links streetcar uses and commuter trains in 30-mile radius. The new fares arc among K ·ope's highest. A ride on th \iris Metro costs 2f con vhilc a three-mile ride on th xindon underground costs cents. So far, more t h a n 200 person lave been taken into custody 'ights with riot police on th main Frankfurt thoroughfar Die /on. Nearby Homes Damaged Or Demolished FUXBOROUGH England AP) -- A chemical plant ex- oded in a huge ball of flame aturday, killing a number of orkers and sending a blanket " poisonous fumes into the sur- iimtling countryside, polka aiil. Official estimates of the cath toll ranged between 20 ncl 55, but no firm count was nmediately available. Police aid early today that 30 and erhaps 40 persons were still naccounted for. The force of the 5 p.m. blast emolished or damaged homes ir mites around this Lincoln- lirc industrial area 150 miles orth of London. Police said that because of ID fumes, an estimated 20,000 ersons wore being evacuated rom 10 nearby villages. They reported that 9l persons ere treated at local hospitals -- 30 from the factory -- Sypro-U.K. Ltd. -- and the rest rom surrounding villages, lany of the injured were cut y flying glass The blast occurred when only d skeleton crew was on duty at ic plant. The normal work orce numbers about 500. Hundreds of firemen, police- nen and ambulance workers, ided by searchlights and ireathing apparatus, combed lirough the rubble of the plant ind the demolished house late nto the night. The explosion appeared to ba iccidcntal. police said, adding .here was no indication that ucrrilias were involved. VISIBLE 25 MILES Late Saturday night, several hours after the late afternoon explosion, flames still licked 300 feet into the sky above the charred anil mangled ruins of he chemical works. Belching Blonds of smoke were visible 25 miles away. The control room area of the plant was still surrounded by a vail of flames and acrid fumes, and by midnight Saturday only two bodies had been recovered Will) the danger of new blasts ind deadly poisonous fumes, 'ire fighters player! their hoses on two large tanks of ammonia Lo lessen the fire risk. The firemen had the situation mostly under control Saturday light, hut a spokesman said it might take several days to snuff out the blaze completely. Special security forces patrolled the area to prevent loot- ng. JIosl of the dead were believed to be inside an area of the facotry that took the main "orce of the blast. Rescue workers were unable to get near the area because of the wall of flames and acrid fumes. "We don't know how many people are inside, although we know there were about 50 to CO before the explosion," said the designer of the plant, Michael Shaw, one of the first to reach the scene. "We probably got 30 of them out but we are still checking" The factory is about a mile from Flixborough, which is three miles northwest of the major steel-producing town of Scunthorpe. Q U I T E COLOSSAL One ambulance worker said after the blast: "It was quite colossal. People are being treated for injuries from flying glass from shattered windows surrounding villages. "People have been injured by glass in the middle of Scunthorpe, two to three miles from the explosion. "Ambulances from 20 to 30 miles around have been involved in the operation." The explosion occurred in what is called Area One of the Factory. Plant designer Shaw said the f a c t o r y w a s "Completely wrecked." 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