Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 4, 1974 · Page 1
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INSIDE- Edilorial For women 6 Sports ·.- 7-* Entertainment 9 Comics 10 Classified : 11-13 J}ort1)U)cst Th« Public Interest Is Th« First Concern Of This Newspaper LOCAL KMKAST- Partly cloudy and through Wednesday with chanc* of thunderstorms. Low l a « t night 62. Lows tofrifht In t h * . mid 60s with hifhs Wednesday in the upper 8»s. Sunset today 8:30; sunrise Wednesday »:0*. Weather map on pace 3. 114th YEAR-NUMBS 337 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 1974 rAGES-TSN C0OS St. Ctair To Welcome Testimony Colson Seen As Key Figure In Inquiry WASHINGTON (AP) - White House lawyer James St. Clair said today he would welcome testimony by former White House counsel Charles W. Colson in the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry. "In my view it would be highly supportive of the President." St. Clair told newsmen he entered the committee room for the start of another 1 week of closed-door hearings. The committee planned a look into White House dealings with the International Telephone and Telegraph Corp. today and then will take up political contributions by the dairy industry late in the week. Colson played a leading role in White House dealings with ITT and dairy groups, as well a s activities of the White House plumbers. Colson pleaded guilty to a single count of obstruction of justice Monday, saying he wants "to tell everything I know." Colson's conversations with Nixon on a number of subjects involved iii the committee inquiry are among tapes the committee has subpoenaed and Nixon has refused to provide. Colson pleaded guilty Monday to one count of obstructing justice in .the trial of Daniel Ellsberg. accused, of leaking the Pentagon papers. Under an arrangement with, special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Colson will not be prosecuted on three, other charges in the Elisbcrg case and in the Watergate cover-up. Colson said he agreed to the arrangement so he' would be free "to tell everything I know about the Watergate and Watergate - related matters." The 42-year-old lawyer will be sentenced J u n e Zl on a charge that he carried out a plan to "defame and destroy the public image and credibility" of Ellsberg. A felony, it maximum penalty o' --AP Wirevhoto RABIN BECOMES PREMIER .. .Colda Mei'r shakes hands with successor New Israeli Cabinet Meeting After Slim Confidence Vote By The Associated Press Yitzhak Rabin's new Israeli cabinet holds its inaugural meeting today after its approval by a 61-51 vote of confidence in the Israeli parliament. The Knesset accepted the Jewish nation's first native- born --or sabra--premier and his 18-memher cabinet after nearly eight hours of stormy debate in which conservative hard-liners charged that the new government was top-heavy witti doves. The margin was one of the closest on a confirmation vote in Israeli history. But it is likely to be closer on future votes since Rabin's coalition numbers only 61 of the 120 Knesset members, or a majority of two. Although Rabin is known as a moderate on relations wilh the Arabs and his cabinet includes at least four members who considered the previous government's foreign policy too unyielding, the now premier in his statement to the Knesset outlined a policy Eoward Israel's Arab foes no different from that of his predecessor, Pre micr Golda Meir. NOT AT ANY PRICF, He said he would work for "a just, honorable" pence by stages "but not at any price' and meanwhile would keep the armed forces at maximun' strength. He rejected an inde pendent Palestinian stale, ncgo tialiotis with the Palestinian guerrillas and return of all th' territory captured in the 196" 7 war. Rabin said his first ohjcctiv woujd be to advance the peace negotiations with Egypt. Egyp tian Foreign Minister Ismai Fahmy in a comment on thi new premier's speech called 01 him to renounce Israel's "oil colonialist concept" and "ac cepl the presence of a secula Palestine state within or besid her." The prospect of Isracli-F.gyp tian negotiations apparently go a boost from the leaders of th Palestine guerrilla movement They were reported to hav agreed at a meeting in Cair nol lo join in Arab-Israeli peac negotiations at this time and t set condilions for fulure partic pation lhat Israel would neve accept. OIL PROPOSAL Meanwhile. the economi commission of the Organizalio of Petroleum Exporting Coun tries recommended that tin posted price of Arabian ligl crude oil be raised from $11.6 to $12.67 a barrel. But informe sources said the OPEC was e: ccted to reject the proposal nee . Abderrahman Khene, PEC's secretary general, has id the organization wanted to ecp oil prices at the present vel for the third quarter of c year. It was r e p o r t e d that Algerian government cficd the other Arab had oil Dairy Donations To 16 On House Panel Revealed ates by unilaterally lifting the mbargo on oil shipments to Netherlands and canceling reduction on shipments to enmark. Judge Killed By Mail Bomb PASCO, Wash. (AP) -- Court dministrator knows of Jim Boldt says no controversial know why the judge was target. He had served on ases handled by a judge who killed when a mailed pack- gc he was opc-ning exploded in s office. The blast killed Superior Court Judge James J. Lawless, 0, late Monday. Officials here said they did lot he he bench for 17 years. Police would not say whethc hey suspected any connection between the blast and the jombing of a police car and a deliberately set fire in mid- April in the Prosser area 35 miles from here. Rut Acting Mayor Donald Ljnton said. "It was probably just a fluke that it didn't hap- icn in Prosser. It was apparently aimed at Ihe judge and not the community." The package had been addressed to the judge at his Prosser office. Lawless, who lived here, held court in Pasco and Prosser. Boh Gregory, a postal official, said the package was delivered Prosser then was taken back to Pasco WASHINGTON (AP) - At least 16 members of the House Judiciary Committee accepted political donations ranging [rom $100 to $11,000 from the same three dairy farmer cooperatives the panel is investigating as part of its impeachment probe. Two members. Democrat Charles B. Hangel of New York and Republican Thomas F. Raiisback of Illinois, decided to return the money after being questioned about it by The Associated Press. Rangel got $100 from Associated Milk Producers, Inc. last March, and sent it back Monday wilh a letter saying it would be improper for him to accept it. An aide to Railshack said he would give back $500 that he received from the same group in 1972 "because he wants to be free of any conflict of interest." The others, including committee chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr.. who got. $4,100, said they saw no conflict. The biggest recorded donation went to Rep. Edward Mez- vinsky, a first-term Democrat from Iowa, who got $11,000. According to public records going back to April 7. 1972, ihese committee members were given money by one or more ol t h e co-ops. Associated M i l k Producers, Inc.. Dairymen Dairy- lo the courthouse in Monday morning and by Mrs. Maxinc Hancock, a court reporter. Prosser Postmaster F r a n k Suhadolnik said the package was wrapped in an old paper bag and measured about three inches wide, three inches thick and six inches long. Inc., and Mid-America men. Inc.: M. Caldwell Butler. R-Va. $1,500; William S. Cohen, R Maine, $3,000; John Conyerf Jr., U-Mich. $100; David W Dennis. R-Ind., $500; Waller Flowers, D-Ala., $1.000; Harold Froehlich, R-Wis.. $100: Wil liam L. Hungate. D-Mo.. $2,300 Robert W. Kaslenmeier. D Wis., $2,650; Trenl Lott. R Miss.. $2,500: Robert McClory R-II1. $500; Mezvinsky. $11,000 Wayne Owens. D-Ulah, $2,600 Raiisback, $500; Rangel, $100 Rodino, $4,100 and Jerome R Waldic, D-Calif., $200. LEGISLATION SPONSORS Kaslenmeier. Hungate anc Flowers were among sponsor of legislalion to raise the feder al support price for milk i 1971. The White House has cite this legislation, sponsored even tually by 121 House members as a key reason President Nix on overruled the Agricultur Department and raised mil price supports in March 1971. The Judiciary Commillee scheduled lo begin soon a fo mal inquiry into allegation that Nixon raised prices be cause of a promise of $2 millio in political donations from th -· - Whit kne ite are no longer available for ublic view. Rep. Hungate summed up hat many of his colleagues lid: "If Mr. Nixon received and ·ported a legitimate campaign onation. as I did, he's in no ouble. If he sought and re- eived a bribe, as I did not, he in deep trouble." IRA Charges British In Prison Death LONDON CAP) -- The Irish epublican Army charged the ritish government with "cal- ous, brutal and premeditated mrder" today after an IRA i ember on a hunger strike in a irilish prison died. Convicted bank robber Mihael Gaughan, 24, died Monay night in the top-security arkhurt Prison on the Isle of Vight after developing pneu- lonia. He had been fasting nee March 31, demanding po- tical prisoner status and ransfer to a prison in Northern reland. Gaughan was the first hunger iriker to die in Britain since erence McSweeney, the lord mayor of Cork and an Irish re- ublican leader, in 1920. Security forces in Northern reland braced for new trouble tier Gaughan's death but an .rmy spokesman reported no mmediate incidents in re tali- it ion. An unidentified man was ound shot to death on a road- iide on the edge of Belfast, but ifficials said he apparently had been assassinated by sectarian guerrillas. He was the 1.026th confirmed fatality in nearly five years of the religious war n Ulster. INQUIRY DEMANDED The Irish Political Hostages Committee said Gaughan would be buried "with full IRA mili- :ary honors" and demanded an immediate "murder." Gaughan dairy cooperatives. The House has said Nixon Hbout the promise of money hi wasn't influenced by it. Public records show lha members of the Judiciary Coi mitlee received $32,653 April 7. 1972, $24.050 of aft it nine Democrats.$8,600 to seve Republicans. Records of cor grcssional donations before th Washington Meeting Secretary of Stale H e n r y ison office of Red China Mon- Kissinger smiles as he intro- day night daring a reception dnces Ms wif«, Nancy, IB before a meeting of the Na- Huang Chen, chief of the Ha- ' tional Council on U.S.-China Relations in Washington. (AP Wirephnto) To Build New Workshop Gordon To Head Abilities Unlimited Drive five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. His arrangement with J«- worski is designed to make him available as a prosecution wit- the various trials the special prosecutor is preparing. But William Merrill, assistant special prosecutor, said Colson would he free to testify before the Judiciary Committee if he wants to. WON'T COMMENT Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., who hopes to speed up the inquiry by limiting the number of witnesses, would not comment about the possibility that Colson would be called. No decision will be made on witnesses, he said, until all documentary evidence has been presented in about three weeks. Other committee members, however, said they hoped Colson would be called. The Senate Watergate Committee also may call Colson. His importance as a potential witness in the impeachment inquiry is underscored in a Judiciary Committee staff memorandum to members justifying a request for various taped presidential conversations. It lists nine telephone calls and meetings between Nixon and Colson hearing on he Watergate break-in, payments to keep the convicted burglars quiet and an alleged offer of executive clemency to one of them. In the ITT anti - trust settle-, ment, which became involved. ... the S e n a t e confirmation hearings of Richard Kleindienst attorney general, Colson urged that the nomination be withdrawn. "His reason included the possibility that documents would be revealed suggesting that the President was involved in . the ITT .situation . . ." the memorandum says. In 1970. it says, Colson serve4 . as the White House contact for he Associated Milk Producers inc. and received its pledge for a $2 million contribution to Nixon's re-election campaign. T h e committee is investigating whether milk price support increases were approved in return for the contributions. RELATED DEVELOPMENTS In other Watergate-related developments: --U.S. District Judge Ger-. inquiry into the was sentenced to seven years in prison in 1971 :or a London bank robbery to the Irish re- Hi s younger brother John said Michael's weight dropped from 168 to 70 raise funds for publican cause. pounds and "he something out of looked Bclsen like (the Nazi concentration camp). His face simply had no flesh left. I saw him a week ago and I knew then he would die if he was not sent back to Ireland." The Home Office said Gaughan had been fed artificially since April 22 "whenever medical officers considered it safe to do so." Five Nations Involved Nixon Sets Visit To Mideast WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres-, ident Ni.von will tour five Middle East countries June 1218 "to consolidate what has been achieved on the road to peace," the White House said today. Simultaneous announcements were made by the While House and each of the five Middle East governments involved in Nixon's plans for the most extensive tour of the region ever undertaken by a U.S. president. A White House spokesman said Nixon would depart Monday morning for Salzburg. Austria, where he will spend two nights before heading to the Middle East. Nixon's Middle East itinera- ry: June 12-14, Egypt; June H- 15, Saudi Arabia; June 15-16, Syria; June 16-17, Israel; and June 17-18, Jordan. Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren, who made the White House announcement, said the President will be accompanied by Mrs. Nixon and by Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger, whose successful negotiation of an Israeli-Syria disengagement agreement last week cleared the way for the journey. Administration sources said the trip is intended also to underscore administration belief that Nixon remains a world leader despite impeachment moves at home. Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield said that despite Wa- .ergatc. Nixon has bipartisan congressional support on foreign policy. Mansfield said in Helena, Mont., t h a t he applauded Kissinger's successes in the Middle East: Not since Franklin D. Roosevelt's journeys to Cairo in 1S43 and 1945 has an American president visited the region. Kissinger, secretary of state as well as Nixon's national security adviser, paved the way for the trip when he negotiated a Syrian-Israeli disengagement agreement last week. He had negotiated a similar Israeli- Egyptian disengagement after a cease fire in the October war. A team of experts in s u c h fields as communications and security already has arrived in the Middle East to make advance arrangements. According to Cairo reports, a special meeting with Egyptian officials was arranged to discuss presidcnlial security. Cairo sources also said the Nile Hilton hotel was alerted to reserve eight floors, or some 320 rooms, for a three-day Nixon visit next week. The trip timetable would give the President several days of rest in the United States before he departs for a week of summit talks in the Soviet Union beginning June 27. Abililies Unlimited or Nortn- esl Arkansas (AUNA) has ; amed Wesley J. Gordon to ead a $23,000 capital improve- lent fund · drive lo build and · quip a new sheltered work- lop. Gordon, selecled at a called ncheon meeting of AUNA's oard of directors, outlined ans for the campaign and eccived nearly SI. 000 in pled- es from the seven directors i attendance. The jzj.uuu is me commun- :y.'s share of funds for federal nd state money amounting to 88,000 from Mental'Retardation Disability Development Service MRDDS). The. funds have been illocated and are on deposit in i local bank. If the local share s not raised the funds must DC returned. AUNA. a non-profit operation vhich works in cooperation with Arkansas Rehabilitation Scr- Co Pull Back Troops Mexico Yields To Kidnapers ACAPULCO. Mexico (AP) -Mexican authorities have submitted to guerrilla demands natic after the abduction of '.en. Ruben Figueroa and four ompanions, government officials said today, but no further vord has been received from he kidnapers. The government said it has complied wilh written demands hat police and federal troops 3e withdrawn from four towns n the Pacific Coast slate of Suerrero where the guerrilla and operates. In the past the Mexican government refused lo yield to kidnapers' demands. The authorities said the demands were contained in a let- -cr written by Lucio Cabanas, eader of the Poor People s Army, a guerrilla group of about 500 persons. The letter was found Sunday in an Acapulco trashcan. It did not mention ransom but threatened the execution of the 6G- year-old senator if the demands were not met, the authorities said. Figueroa, his private secre- lary, a university professor and two unidentified persons were abducted last Thursday. Interior Minister Mario Moya Palencia said Monday that Figi eroa had exchanged severa lellcrs wilh Cabanas, decide( he would like lo meet the guerrilla leader and went into the mountains with his four companions for the meeting. G,,^,,, ,,,..,:, , ,.,^..., .,.;. ,.,.,_, 13. , , · : . : ,, : - ·,,. -.,,,,..;., ,,;,:.j,J-,l NEWS BRIEFS Held In Kidnap They're Convinced TUl.SA. Okla. (AP) -- A 45- year-old self-employed oil ficki supplier was arrested by FBI agents today in the kidnaping of millionaire Tulsa businessman Waller H. Helmerich. An FBI spokesman said Freddie D. Smith was arrested at his home in Tulsa this morning on a charge of violating the Hobbs Act. a federal act relat ing to extortionate demands af fecting interstale commerce. Two Men Missing BAUXITF,. Ark. (AP) -- Two men are missing and believct dead as a result of an acciden at a Reynolds Mining Co. bauxite mine about seven miles south of here. J. R. Krause, manager of the Reynolds Arkansas mines, sale the two men were trappec about 11 p.m. Monday by a "sand run." which he said Is similar to a mud slide. WINDSOR LOCKS. Conn (AP) -- An elderly Simsbur woman didn't need to convinc anyone at Chorches Chrysler i'lymouth Sales t h a t her brake; iced service. On Mo n d a y. Gormaine Faivre. 70, found her brake 'ailing at an intersection. Sh .mmediately drove to the ca dealer, but her brakes faile( again and her car smashec through a showroom window. Slain By Students PHNOM PENH. Cambodi (AP) -- The Cambodian educa tion minister and his dcput were slain loday when goverr ment riot troops stormed a hig school where studenls wer holding the two men hostage doctors reported. .Witnesses said both wer« killed by students. l^^i»BIMlBnilll|MIIIlBIIMlll[MMBrmiir.Tlllll'T~T'fTlIllllll1liriTtiri»llll»IMII»BI ce, prepares nanaicappea per- ns for jobs and develops mar- table work skills. SINCE 1968 The workshop has been in eration here since 1968. H is cated in rental space on Mil] reel and has long since out- rown the present rented uilding. Selection of a site for the new uilding was reopened by Noran Koehring. chairman of the uilding committee. In April ic d i r e c t o r s approved a to in the Fayetteville Indus- ial Park and requested Al riffee, executive director to vestigate purchase of Ihe site stead of a long lerm lease greemenl. Koehring reported Otlis Walon owner of one of the sites onsidcred in April had submitted a new proposal. The new roposal was a reduction in urchase price from $10.000 to 7.500 for a 1.5 acre site at ho Soulhwesl corner of Easl- ale Shopping Center. The new roposal also carried a reduc- ion from $90 to $75 a month n a lease agreement. TITLE R K S K A R C H The board authorized the uilding Committee to work 'ith legal counsel to pursue tie research. Griffee. reported the cost in he Industrial Park was ap- roximalely So, 000 per acre. He :xplairicd thai mosl of the de- irable land parcels in the park xcccdcd (he acreage requirements for the sheltered work- hop. The board will reconsider the ile location following the inves- igation and recommendation of Uie building committee. lard A. Gesell accepted a White House suggestion to post- lone ' a confrontation over evidence in the Ellsberg break-in case. However. Gesell repeated .hat final refusal by the White [louse to turn over documents needed by the defense could result in dismissal of the charges. --The chairman of the nation's governors said the states are the ones responding to Ihe problems of the Watergate era. "In a number of current issues. including government ethics. campaign finance reform, consumer protection and no-fault insurance, the record of many of the stales has been one of decisive action in conlrasl to that of the national government." said Gov. Daniel J. Evans of Washington. --A White House spokesman said Nixon discussed the possibility of m a k i n g Assistant Atty; Gen. Henry E. Petersen director of the FBI, but no offer was ever made. The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin has reported that Petersen told a grand jury that Nixon asked him about the FRI job while Peersen w a s heading t h e Justice Department's Walcrgale investigation, --The United Auto Workers' inernational convention nearly unanimously called for Nixon's impeachment. N Rain Moving Bock Rain is moving back into Arkansas. The National Weather Service expects widely scattered showers and thunderstorms to devel- tion of the state today. Bumpers Sees Some Danger In House Democratic Majority SKATTLK, Wash. (AP) -Arkansas Gov. Dale Bumpers who is attending the National Governors Conference here told newsmen Monday that he saw some danger for the Demo cratic party if it reaches a ma jority of 300 members in th« U.S. House of Representatives after this year's elections. Rep. John Brademas, D-Ind. had mentioned to the governor. the possibility of Democrats acheiving a veto-proof Con gress. Bumpers, who defeated Sen J. W. Fulbright last week fo the Arkansas Democratic send torial nomination, said such Congress would place a heav rcsonsibility on the Democrat! leadership. He said if the public were not satisfied with Congress' response to the problems of the country it could damage the chances o fa Democratic presidential victory in 1976. Bumpers laughs off speculation t h a t he may be on the 197U Democratic presidential ticket. One newsmen told the governor, "There's a lot of Bumpers' talk among the governor! here." "You can discount it." Bump- ers replied, "It lhat ever interests ine, I'll announce it very loud and clear." r One local newspaper call«! - Bumpers the "new glamour i boy o American politics" Sun f day. Newsmen said Bumpen c was one of the most sough after governors at the meeting.

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