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INSTOE- Edilorial 4 For women 5 Sports v. 7-« Amusements 9 Classified 11-13 Comics , 10 114th YEAR-NUMBER 336 J}ort1)U)cst SirUnnsas The Public Interest It Tk« First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVim, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 3, 1974 LOCAL KMKAST- Fair to partly cloudy and warmer tonight and Tueaday. Low tonight (2-M with Tuesday's high in the mid (Os. Sunset today 8:29; sunrise Tueiday 6 00. Weather map on page 1. .£14 PAGES-TIN ONTS --AP Wirephoto VILLAGE NEAR CHEMICAL PLANT WRECKED .. -os demonstrated by battered automobile in shattered ruins oj garage Full Investigation Of Fatal Explosion Set FL1XBOROUGH, E n gl a n d (AP) -- The Brilish government loday ordered a major inquiry i n t o the Nypro chemical plant explosion that killed 29 persons and injured 105. according lo latest official reports. All the reported dead were workers at the factory in rural eastern England, but only eight bodies had been recovered 'by Sunday night because fires still raged over more than 20 acres of the plant site. Damage from the explosion Saturday exccdcil ?MO million. The chemical plant and about 100 homes in nearby villages were ruined--their roofs blown off, windows and walls shattered. Announcing the government inquiry. Environment Undersecretary Gordon Oakos said: "Surely dangerous processes and homes must be kept well apart." Leading newspapers secualted t h a t government controls over chemical plants are inadequate, and one paper said the government's chief inspector at factories. Brian Harvey, told it scientists are creating technologies they do not understand fully. Flixborough, a village of 310 persons 150 miles north of London, was declared a disaster area. The Rev. Ken O'Riordan, a Roman Catholic priest, walked the blackened streets, sobbing: "This is terrible, terrible. There is nothing I can do but pray." At the height of the blaze Sat- urday night, an estimated 20, 000 persons living in the sur rounding Lincolnshire villages and fields w e r e evacuated, tf shelters set up in schools an churches because of poisonou: fumes. Housewives w e p t a: they returned to their ruined o: damaged homes Sunday. The Jobs of 30,000 nylon work ers in northeast England wer jeopardized by Ihe P'lixboroug explosion and fire. Nypro wa Britain's only factory producin caprolactum,, used to strength en nylon [or heavy industria use. The plant was owned b British and Dutch interests. The cause of the blast is slil not known, but authorities sai they believed it to be acciden tal. In Friday's Safeway Robbery Federal Fugitive Warrant Sought For Hi Prosecutor Mahlon Gibson said loday lhat he will ask the U. S. attorney at Fort Smith to file unlawful flight charges against Plutarcho Columbus Hill, r !9. Ihe Oklahoma .jail escapee charged uvthe Friday robbery of the Safeway Supermarket, 380 N. College Ave., Fa'yetteville. Such n charge would allow the Federal Bureau of Investigation to enter the investigation. Gibson acted after police learned Hill has returned to Oklahoma. Gibson s a i d information charging Hill with armed robbery was filed this morning in Washington Circuit Court. A warrant for Hill's arrest, on Gibson's authority, was issued late Friday. Fayetteville Police C h i e f Hollis Spencer said today that his department received information over the weekend indicating that Hill had returned to Oklahoma Sunday morning Spencer said that Hill hired two taxi cabs, one in Springdale anc the other at Siloam Springs, to take him to Tulsa. In tracing Hill's movements after the robbery, police learned that he had questioned a man at an apartment com plex in Fayetleville, asking questions about freight trains in the area going south Saturday. Early Sunday morning, how ever, a man laler identified a? Hill checked into the Trade winds Motel in Springdale using the name Frank Blair About 30 minules later the man requested that a cab be called. Motel personnel identified Hil from a photograph furnished by Fayetleville police. A Springdale cab driver told police he had taken Hill t Siloam Springs and let him ou at a motel. The Siloam Spring Police Department were askei to check the motel and dis covered that Hill had hirec nother taxi to take him on to 'ulsa, where the driver let him ut at. a shopping center. Police have also determined hal Hill stayed at two Fayetle- 'ille motels prior to the Safe- way robbery -- the Townhouse Sands Motel at 215 N. Colleg Ave. and the College Avenu Motel at 334 N. College Ave After Hill was identified as II (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) r ii n NEWS BRIEFS Mother, Son Injured SPRINGDALE -- A mother and son were treated and r e l e a s e d at Springdale Memorial Hospital following a one car accident Saturday afternoon at Lakewood Street mrt Hwy. G8 cast. Diiinna Lawson, 27. and Rebel Lawson, 2, both of Route 5, were driving east on Hwy. 68. iolice said, when Mrs; Lawson ittemptcd to turn right onto Lakewood and lost control of the car. The vehicle left the road and ran into a tree stump. Police cited Mrs. Lawson for not having a driver's license. Strike Settled PARAGOULD, Ark. (AP) -A strike that legan Saturday at tho Foremost Foods Co., plant here ended early today. Lester Mills, the plant manager, said members of Teamsters Union Local 57-1 had agreed to a three-year package offered by the firm. He s a i d the new contract includes raise of 90 cents an hour and fringe benefits over the three- year period. About 70 union members walked off their jobs Saturday, Mills said the workers were back at their jobs loday. Two Men Injured Two Rogers men wer slightly injured Sunday mornin when the truck they were ridin n went out of control and ove :urned at Kwy. 68 and Brus Creek Road. Jack Snoderly, 19, and Ol Buffkin, 35, both of Roger were treated and released ; Springdale Memorial Hospital Beer Stolen Two cases of beer we' reported missing from the To titown Liquor Store early th morning according to W. Colvard of the Washingto County sheriff's office. Colvard said someone droi up to the front of the stor smashed a large plate gla window and took the bee which was displayed in the wi dow. Nothing else was missing Bike Rider Hurt Mary Rhodes. 23. of 819 Willow Ave., was treated ai r e l e a s e d a t Washing!' Regional Medical Center Su day afternoon after bci slightly injured in a bicyc accident at 166 S. Hill Ave. Fayctlcville police said woman was rifling her bicyc down Hill Avenue when it a hole in the road. She 1 control of the bike and ovi turned. Judiciary Committee Probes ITT Anti-Trust Settlement As Annual Meeting Opens Governors Claim Leadership SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) -he nation's governors open leir annual meeting here to- ay, saying they hope to avoid peculation about scandals in nation's capital while laiming they are doing a bet- er job of meeting the problems f the Watergate era. Washington's Republican 3ov. Daniel J. Evans, this old a news conference Sunday hat in areas of campaign re- orm and government ethics, states have quite clearly tak- n national leadership." "In state after state signifi- ant sunshine laws, and other milar laws on ethics, on cam- aign limitations, on lobbyist eporting, open government ave taken place while there as not been similar action as ramatic at the national level." The opening day's business essions included Evans' "State f Ihe States" speech, a round- able discussion with key con- ressional leaders of both par- ies and a panel on health care. HEALTH SEMINAR The health care seminar fea- ured Sen. Edward .M. Kennely. D-Mass.; American Medical Lssociation President Dr. Rusell B. Roth; and Secretary of lealth, Education and Welfare Caspar Weinberger. All but four of the nation's governors are expected to at- end the formal opening of the inference today. Govs. John lurns of Hawaii, Bob Ray of owa. Krancis Sargent of Massachusetts and George Wallace f Alabama have said they vould not attend. On Sunday, the conference's executive commitlee approved i broad resolution, sponsored iy Govs. William G. Milliken, l-Mich.. and Patrick J. Luccy, D-Wis., calling for reforms "at all levels of government." The resotution, due for consideration by the full confer- :nce Wednesday, urges "loop- lole-frce" campaign finance re- orms in public campaign financing, strict ethics codes, vider disclosure of lobbying ac- ivities and greater openness in government. Most of the questions at Svans' news conference and during an appearance of six lovernors on NBC's "Meet the Press" dealt with Watergate md President Nixon's refusal ,o supply additional evidence sought by the House impeach- ment probe and special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Three governors from each party said Nixon should supply the material sought by the McCall of Oregon said failure to do so would be grounds for "He should give them every- Fair Skies Predicted No precipitation is expected in Arkansas through Tuesday. The National Weather Service forecast is for fair skies and mild temperatures today anc tonight. Partly cloudy skies and slightly warmer readings are expected Tuesday. The 'pleasant weather is the result of a large high pressure area that covers most of the eastern half of the nalion. The extended outlook include: .. chance of showers and thun dershowers Wednesday through Friday. Overnight lows include Pin, Bluff 62, El Dorado 61, Texar k a n a 42, Fayetteville 55. Harri son 55, Jonesboro 58, Memphis 59. Little Rock 57 and For Smith 61. No rain was reported in th' state during Ihe 24-hour perioc ended at 7 a.m. --AP Wirephoto CONFERENCE'S LIGHTER SIDE .. .Governor's Noel (left) of Rhode Island and Lucey oj Wisconsin display catch oj salmon British Parliament Studies Withdrawal From Ireland By RONALD THOMSON LONDON (AP) -- The British 'arliament interrupted its spring vacation today f o r ati emergency debate on the future of Northern Ireland amid grow- ng sentiment for British withdrawal from the province after nearly five years of bloodshed. More than 1,000 persons have died in the war betwen Northern Ireland's Protestant majority and the R o m a n Catholic community, outnumbered two to one. The dead include more than 200 British soldiers .who tried to restore peace. Prime Minister Harold Wilson called Parliament hack into session after a coalition of moderate Protestants and Catholics atte m pti ng to gove rn No line rn Ireland was forced to resign. The British government resumed direct rule of the province after a la-day genern] strike led by militant Proles tants opposed to the sharing o! power with the Catholics, Although there was considerable belief in British political circles before the strike t h a t the" moderates in Northern Ireland eventually would win out many of Wilson's Laborites With Mojor Offices At Stake Primaries Scheduled In Eight States By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The year's biggest flurry of primary elections hits eight states Tuesday when voters choose nominees to succeed retiring governors in California and New Mexico and a U.S. senator in Iowa. Also at stake are nominations for senator an* governor in South Dakota, a Senate seat in California, the governorship of Iowa and 76 U.S. House scats in the sight states. Forty-three ol the House seals are in California. Eighteen Democarts and s I x Republicans w a n t to succeed GOP GOV- Ronald Reagan, who It itepping down after two terms and preparing for a possible White House bid in 1976. Public opinion polls indicated the clear front-runners were Democrat Kdmund G. Brown Jr., 36, son of the governor that Reagan defeated in 1966, and Republican Houston I. Flournoy, +4, California state controller. Brown is California secretary of state. In New Mexico, six Democrats and four Republicans are bidding for nominationn to succeed Democratic Gov. Brace King, who cannot succeed himself. Iowa Democrat Harold E. Hughes is vacating his U.S. Senate seat, abandoning politics to become » religious lay leader. Democratic Rep. John C. Culver is unopposed for the nomination for Hughes' seat. Slate Sen. George Milljgan and Slate Rep. David Stanely, who lost to Hughes six years ago, are in the GOP primary. Republican Gov. Robert D Ray of Iowa is unopposed in his party renomination bid. There are three Democratic candidates. In South Dakota. Gov. Richard F. Kneip's hid for a third term is challenged in the Democratic primary by Lt. Gov. William Dougherty, his running mate in the past two campaigns. Democratic Sen. George McGovern is unopposed for his party's rcnoniination. w h i l e three Republicans compete to battle him in Ihe general elec lion, including retired Air Force Col. Leo K. Thorsness, who spent six years in a North Vielnamese prison camp. U.S. House nominations are al stake in New Jersey, Montana and Mississippi In California, Sen. Alan Cranston Faced only token opposition from two other Democrats. Ther* were five Republicans in the race including state Sen. H. L .Richardson and Ear Brian, former health and wel fare secretary under Reagan. The California election cou! provide a test of potential reac lion to Watcrgale and relate: political scandals. Since 1969 Republican Lt Gov. Ed Reinecke, 50, was con sidered the front-runner an apparent heir of Reagan's sup port for the gubernatorial nomi nalion. But his support weaken ed and his campaign funds vir tually dried up when he was in dieted by » Watergate granc jury on three counts of lying tc the Senate Judiciary Com mitlee in 1»72. ome Conservatives and a num er of Liberals now reportedlj avor setting a date for Britain o get out of Northern Ireland. The tabloid Daily Mirror hich has a national circulalioi jf more than 4 million, devoted ,s entire front page today tc vhat it called Britain's graves risis since the British-Frenc] nvasion of Suez in 1956 and tc decision the country mils ace: Pulling out its troops an bandoning sovereignty ove he province. "Extreme Protestants ani Catholics are now joined in a: inholy alliance by their dislik if Britain and British troops.' (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Boy Drowns In Beaver Justin Wade Fuller, 6, son o Mr. and Mrs. Larry B. Fulle Blue Springs Village, wa :trowncd shortly after 3 n.m Sunday in Beaver Lake nea lis home. Springdale firemen said th hoy left home to play wit neighborhood children. bi apparently went lo the lak alone. He was missed short! afterward, a search was moui led and neighbors found him under water. He was born Nov. 21. 19 in Springdale. Survivors includ the parents of Ihe home; on brother. Buck Wayne of th home: one half-brother. Thorns McKinlcy of the home; one si ler, -Miss Dcnisc Fuller of th home; two half-sisters. Mi Debbie McKinlcy of the horn and Mrs. Brenda Carpenter Johnson; Ihe palcrnal gran parents. Mr. and Mrs. Grov Fuller of Springdalc; ti maternal grandmother. Mr Gracie Sullins of Springdale and the paternal great-gran parents. Mr. and Mrs. E. Strang of Lavaca. Funeral service will be at p.m. Wednesday at Ihe Fir Church with burial in Zi Cemetery under direction Sisco Chapel. :ng they want or step down President," said McCall. the ly Republican governor who ICONTOJOXD ON PAGE TWO} New Israeli Government Takes Over y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Yitzhak Rabin's new cabinet as taking over Israel's gov rnment today as Syrian anc raeli generals in Geneva re sited progress in their talks to r r a n g e the troop dis ngagement negotiated by Sec tart of State Henry A. Kissin er. The centra] committee of Is el's ruling Labor party-unani ously approved Rabin's cabi et lineup Sunday, and the new ivernment was slated to re live the endorsement today o e Knesset, the Israeli parlia ent. The final meeting of Premier olda Meir's cabinet Sunday larked the departure from thi overnment of four long-domi ant members of the Israel stablishment: Mrs. Meir, De nse Minister Moshe Dayan oreign Minister Abba Eban nd Finance Minister Pinha apir. Many Israelis heralded the! ·tit as the end of an era an he coming to power of a new alive born generation.' Bu ome maintain that their ex erience will be badly missed. SEATS RETURNED Although they have left thi overnment, Eban. Dayan am apir retain their seats in thi nesset and will continue to b lajor figures in the Labor par '. And Mrs. Meir has said tha .though she is retiring from olitics. "I am not fleeing the ountry." Meanwhile, Gen. Herzl Shafir ' Israel and Gen. Adnan Ta- ara of Syria continued their egotiations in Geneva and is- ucd a communique saying ley had "made considerable regress in demarcating the i f f e r e n t phases of dis- ngagement" and in discussing [her collateral matters." The generals scheduled an- Ihcr meting today. Shafir and Tayara are work- ng out n timelable for the vari- us troop movements on the jolan Heights called for in the ther matters necessary lo put he agrement into effect. The grement calls for them to omplete their work by Vednesday. but they are ex- iected to finish sooner. U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim stopped in Geneva n his way to the Middle Easl n Sunday, and said Ihe dis- ngagemcnl would have lo be oltowed by a "cooling-off period of at least several weeks" wforc the Arab - Israel peace alks in Geneva could be re umed. Decision Stands WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court today refused to review a lower court decision irdcring a hearing on whether James Earl Ray should be permitted to withdraw his plea ol guilty to the murder of Martin [.uthcr King Jr. Ray is serving a 99-year sen .enco in the Tennessee Slate Pcnilentiary. He pleaded guilty on March 10, 1969. to first de ;rec murder in the slaying o he civil rights leader. King was shot to death Apri 4, 1968. in Memphis. Payoff May Be At Center Of Hearings WASHINGTON CAP) -- The House Judiciary Committee urns its attention this week to he ITT anti-trust settlement, confident there's plenty to look at despite the special prosecutor's announcement absolving wrongdoing in the case. "Our inquiry is completely ndependent of that." said Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr.. D-N.J.. when asked about th« effect of the prosecutor's find- "ng. John Doar. chief counsel for he impeachment inquiry, said .hat, "unless you start with the premise that every allegation is Irue, I don't think it yanks the rug out from under us." Meanwhile. a committee member. Rep. Jerome Waldie, R-Calif., predicted Nixon would x impeached and tried in the Senate. Waldie appeared Sunday on the CBS program "Face (he Nation." with fellow committee member Lawrence Hogan, R-Md. Hogan did not agree with Waldie that Nixon would be impeached for obstruction of jus- :ice in the Watergate cover-up, but said that if impeachment does come "it will come in the areas related to Watergate." GOVERNORS TALK On the West coast, six governors interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press" said evidence sought by the committee should he released by Nixon. The six, attending the National Governor's Conference in Seattle. were Democrats J i m m y Carter of Georgia. Daniel Walker of Illinois, Wendell Anderson of Minnesota and Wendell Ford of Kentucky. and Republicans Tom McCatl of Oregon and Daniel J. Evans of Washington. Carter and McCall also said failure of Nixon to give up the evidence should be grounds for removing him from office. In the ITT phase of the impeachment inquiry, the committee is investigating the alle- agains International Telephone and Telegraph Corporaion settled in return for a pledge of financial help toward the cost of conducting the 1972 Republi- an National Convention in San }iego. In addition, it is alleged hat perjury may have been :ommitted by several adminis- ration officials during the Senate hearings on the nomination if Richard Kleindienst as attorney general. FEDERAL VIOLATIONS Last T h u r s d a y , special prosecutor L e o n Jaworski, i a letter to Rep. J. J. ickle of Texas, ranking Democrat on the investigations subcommittee of the House Commerce Committee, said that part of the investigation relat- ng to allegations of federal criminal offenses by ITT execu- ives related to settlement of the anti-trust cases "has failed :o disclose he commission of ar.y such violaions "We were never pursuing that aspect." said Albert Jenner, minority counsel for the impeachment inquiry. Jenner ndicatcd that the inquiry has .'ocusen* primarily on whether President Nixon was aware of possible false statements by administration o f f i c i a l s at the Kleindienst confirmation hear- ngs. Cotton Pleads Guilty WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former presidential aide Charles W. Colson pleaded guilty today to a charge that he led an attempt lo influence the outcome of the Daniel Ellsberg trial in pleaded guilty to a 1971. Colson one-count grand jury dictment accusing him of obstruction of justice. Other charges against Colson related to the break-in at the office of Ellsberg's psychiatrist were dropped in the surprise court development. Oklahoma Enters Hearings On Coal-Fired Generator The Oklahoma Department of Pollution Control has notified the Eenrgy Council of Northwest Arkansas (ECNA) that it will be a party to the July public hearings on the proposed coal-fired generating plant at Little Flint, near Gentry. In a letter to ECNA, Richard M. Dunn, the Oklahoma department's environmental quality coordinator, said his agency is concerned not only with the possible air and water pollution aspects of the plant but also with the plant's interfering with the now of Little Flint Creek. Southwestern Electric Power Co. and Ihe Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation have filed with the Arkansas Public Services Commission for a certificate of environmental compatibility and public need for the plant. The Public Services Commission will hold a hearing on the application for certification July 8. In his letter, Gunn also said the department is in the process of tiling a petition of intervention in the matter.

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