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INSIDE- Editorial ...- 4 For women 7 Sports 15.J6 Amusements 17 Comics 24 Classified 25-28 II 4th YEAR-NUMBER 338 Jiortfttoetit cITnms The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVtUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1974 IOCAL FOUCAST- Northwest Arkansas can expect variable cloudiness, m i l d temperatures with showers and thunderstorms through tonight: Low last night 61. Low tonight near 60 with highs Thursday jo the mid 80s. One inch of rainfall was reported during th» last 24 hours. Sunset today 1:30; sunrise Thursday 6:00. Weather map on paga S. 4-52 PAGES-TEN-CENTS To Check Dairy Campaign Pledge WASHINGTON (AP) -- The : Iouse Judiciary Committee is .urning to President Nixon's 971 decision to raise milk prices to see if it was linked to i $2 million campaign pledge rom dairy co-ops. The investigation involves jribery. vviiich the Constitution 'ists as an impeachable offense. Moving more swifly now that t has passed t h e tangled Wa- ergate scandal, the committee One Way Now Two Ordinarily Rtnck Avenue is restricted to one way traffic liut this week· it became a t w o way street as work continued on the thoroughfares leading to or just off the Fayeftcville Square. Block Avenue ordinarily funnels traffic south- vrurd onto the square w h i l e East Street handles traffic northbound from the square. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Meeting On Old Post Office Planned Within Two Weeks A public meeting between the Fayetlcville Board of Directors, the Fa ye Lie vi lie Housing Authority and representatives of Urban Renewal within two weeks has been set as n result of a petition d r i v e by Fnyettcville citizens to save the Old Post Office building. The city directors Tuesday nighl were presented petit ions containing about 5,000 signatures requesting the meeting in an effort to save the building from destruction by Urban Renewal. The petitions were gathered on the steps of the Old Post Office nt 7 p.m. Tuesday a n d presented to the board. The board agreed that t h e meeting would be held at the Central Fire Station u n l e s s m o r e space was required. In t h a t case, one of the local school auditoriums would probably be used. The cxiict time and place of the meeting will he announced later. The building is scheduled for demolition to m a k e way a pedestrian mall in the center of the Square. The group circulating the petitions favors leaving the building intact and using it for H new city hall. ' Construction of the building began in 1908 and it was occupied on July 15. 1911. The building is structurally sound and would, its supporters claim, offer about twice the available space as the present city hall, located just off the Square. CAN HAVE BOTH Frank Sharp, one of the organizers of the petition drive, lolri the board, "f think we can have a City Hall and we can have our grass, our trees and our pedestrian mall and save $51)0,000." Recent estimates indicate that the property on which the building is located is valued at about $235,000. Urban Renewal, according to present plan.s. would destroy the building, build the pedestrian mall and give the property to the city. The petitioners feel Urban Renewal should donate the property to the city. Restraint In Buying Urged WILLIAMSBURG.. Va. CAP) - Americans will have. to lx restrained from buying every tiling they want lo comba inflation, .says Treasury Secre Uiry William E. Simon. Unemployment also may be higher t h a n desirable in months ahead, but thai too is necessarj for anti-inflation drives, Simon said Tuesday night. "A very high rate of inflation 5 now built inlo our system To reduce that inflation to tolerable levels will take time and it will not be .achievec without pain," Simon said. The Treasury secretary spokp at a meeting of the Inter national Monetary Conference being attended by governmcn and private financial loaders from 21 nations. Simon said inflation in the economy will last lor some time but said he was confident the country could survive it "with out crippling effects." BKLOW CAPACITY But be said it would be necessary to maintain the eco nomy at less tlxan full capacity with demand at a level hclov total potential output. Simon said that if demanc and productive capariMy were to continue in balance, inflation also might continue at near lh 12 per cent rate. "Demand will have to be below total potential output -very close to it, but below,' he said. Simon indicated it will b necessary to have an tmemploy (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Investigation Of Milk Price Hike Set completed on Tuesday the presentation of evidence on the settlement of anti-trust litigation against International Telephone Telegraph Corp. It also decided to have i t s staff question Charles W. Colson but postponed a decision on whether the former White House counsel would be called as a witness before the committee. Chairman Peter W. Rodino the case it will present. Jr., D-N.J., who overrode strong objections from members who want Colson called now. said he would wait for the staff's report on what Colson says before deciding whether to have him as a witness. Colson played a major role in the White House's dealings with the dairy industry, outlined in a summary prepared by- the Judiciary Committee's staff of The staff memorandum identifies Colson as the White House contact for the Associated Milk Producers Inc., and says the spring or summer of 1970 AMPI promised him $2 million for Nixon's 1972 re-election campaign. On March 12, 1971, former Secretary of Agriculture Clifford Hardin set milk price supports lower than the dairy industry wanted. Industry repre- sentatives called oh Colson and' other administration officials to set Hardin's order aside and fix a higher support level, the memorandum says. The crucial part of the staff's presentation centers on March 23, 1971, when Nixon, who had previously been informed of the $2 million pledge, met at the While House with industry representatives and thanked them for their support. Scare Tactics Said Used By Republicans SEATTLE CAP) -- The chairman of the nation's Democratic governors has accused Republi :ans of scare tactics in warning that Democrats could gain a 'veto-proof Congress" in the S T ovamber elections. 'The term 'veto-proof Congress' is merely a cynical ploy .o detract from the most important issues of 1974," Gov. Wendell H. Ford. D-Ky., said Tuesday as sharp partisanship broke out at the 6(Hh National Governors' Conference. The conference ends today ivith the annual business session at which the governors arc expected to adopt a broad rcso- .ution urging campaign reform and with other measures to deal Watergate-type abuses. steps Already taken by many states. The conference also is expected to elect Gov. Calvin L. Rampton, D-Utah, as next year's chairman, succeeding Gov. Daniel J, Evans, R-Wash. The partisan verbal battle began when Kenneth R. Cole Jr. President. Nixon's top domestic policy tfide. said during a pane discussion Tuesday mornini that election of a "veto-proo Congress" might doom the rev enuo sharing program. POLITICAL PROPAGANDA Then Gov. Win fie Id Dunn. R Term., chairman of the Republi can Governors Association, said an interview lie was fright cned by the thought of a Con grcss so heavily Democratic il "would give George McGovern and Hubert Humphrey the opportunity to run our country which they didn't gel in the 19liR and 1972 presidential races." "f take strong exception to a thread of political propaganda which has run through this con feronce from invited members (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Road Repair Crews Busy Road crews and equipment ol both Fayetteville and Washing ton County are out in force today to repair damage, and clean tip debris caused by the heavy rainfall of Tuesday night. In Fayettevile crews are re moving debris and opening .stopped up drainage tiles, ac cording to a Street Departmcn spokesmen. The repairs made following the Jast rainstorn have reduced the number o calls in the city he said, twi all personnel and equipment are answering calls. County Judge Vol Lester re ported h ea vy roa d d a m a ge the northern part of the county in Uie'Springdale - Fayeltcvillc a rca. County road c rcw s ia re on the job attempting lo answei all calls he said. Many road; a nd bri dge approa chcs h a ve been washed out by the heavj rains. By Board Of Directors Flood Insurance Plan Adopted Fayetleville's participation in h e federally subsidized National Flood Insurance Program was authorized una famously by the Fayetteville Board oE Directors Tuesday nighl. The participation invol- red the city adopting stringent luilding codes for use in Hood jrone areas.. The board really had no choice in the matter of adopting he federally proposed regula- .ions, as federally controlled oans for construction and equipment in flood prone areas would be cut off if the city did not comply. The board's action will make subsidized flood insurance to property owners with structures rurrently inside the identified lood areas of the city. Any structures buitt after the program goes into effect will not be eligible for the flood insurance and will have to con- insurance. Some of form to the new stringent building requirements. In addition, all those Jiving outside the flood area would be eligible for the the more stringent building requirements included in the federal program- include - Raving the lowest floor, including the basement, elevated to or above the highest flood level recorded in the past 100 years. --Re designed and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure. --Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage. In addition, several requirements are set forth governing construction of subdivisions and other proposed new developments within the flood areas, among others that public utilities located within the areas be elevated and constructed to minimize or eliminate possible flood infiltration, On other matters, the directors. --Approved an ordinance requiring fire protection sprinkler systems be installed in new buildings higher than four stories Cor 50 feet). --Tabled until June 18 a recommendation by its street co-mmittee concerning completion of the parallel access road running in front of the Northwest Arkansas Plaza. The postponement was requested to allow time for Duane Nelson, owner of the Nelson's Funeral Home, to be present. (A small portion of land in front of the Funeral home is the only uncompleted portion of the access road.) --Approved the final plat of the Hyland Park subdivision. -Approved an'ordinance clarifying certain provisions dealing with large scale development plans. The board has been attempting, in past months, to simplify and streamline many of the procedures required in large scale developments. The ordinance approved Tuesday spells out the procedures re quired if a devolper wishes to make changes in the plan, once approved. --Approved an ordinance vacating and abandoning a uli Hty easement in the Prairie View Addition, west of Eva Avenue. --Awarded a contract for in stallation of security fencing a Drake Field to Modern Fence Co. of Fort Smith, who submit ted the low bid of $18,546.56. --Awarded a contract to Federal Sign and Signal Corp of Dallas for the purchase o: tone alert receivers and an en coder for the Fire Department The equipment will be used to call firemen to duty in case of fire or other emergency. Syria, Israel Sign Papers On Disengagement GENEVA. Switzerland (AP) -- Syria and Israel today signed the documents outlining t h e p r o c e d u r e f o r disengagement of their forces on the Golan Heights. The signing by Gen. Herzal Shafir of Israel and Gen. Adnan Tayara of Syria cleared the way for their forces to b e g i n pulling back within 24 hours. The signing also gave the go- ahead for the return of all prisoners of war still held by each side from the October war. The International Committee of the Red Cross said 367 Syrians. 10 Iraqis and five Moroccans were to be flown to Damascus Thursday morning in exchange for 56 Israelis. OPERATIONAL.PROTOCOL Syria exchanged 12 wounded Israelis on Saturday for 25 wounded Syrians and one Moroccan. SUafir and Tayara negotiated the "operational protocol" they signed today in eight notirs of talks last Saturday, Sunday and Monday. It establishes the procedures and timetables to carry out the truce accord and disengagement agreement negotiated by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, which Ihe two generals signed last Friday. LL Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo ol Finland, whose United Nations peacekeeping troops will man the buffer zone between Syrian and Israeli forces on the Golan Heights, said he was "confident that the disengagement plan wiU be carried out withoul complications." The conference is expected (o resume during the summer or fall. In Continuing Senate Debate Bomber Funds Face Challenge WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force Bl bomber is facing the next challenge in the Senate continuing debate on the $21.8- hillinn military weapons procurement hill. Sen. George McGovern, D- S.D., called for a Senate vote today on his amendment lo slow down Bl development by cutting funding to $200 million from the $499 million the Defense Department requested. That would defer a production decision on the Bl from the fall of 1976 to 1980. Meanwhile, the amendment would independent study pensive alternatives, such as Mcttovern require an of less ex- modified versions of the existing B52 and FB111 bombers, or the complete reliance on land and sea-launched ballistic missiles without manned bombers. The Senate agreed to consider on Thursday amendments by Senate Majority leader Mike Mansfield. D-Mont.. and others to require reductions in U.S. m i l i t a r y forces overseas. By voice vole Tuesday, the Senate adopted an amendment by Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., D- Del,, declaring that defense budgets should not he padded to stimulate the domestic economy. Rejected by a 5l-27 vole was a McGovern amendment to au- thorize a $100 million grant and loan fund to help defense contractors convert their plants and labor force to high-priorily civilian production in such fields as transportation and housing when they lose substantial defense business. An amendment by Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey. D-Minn., adopted 76 to 12 would deny the armed forces money to use dogs in lesting poison gas, germ and chemical warfare agents and radioactive materials. The Senate defeated 55 lo 33 an amendment (o require public disclosure of the Central Intelligence Agency's annual budget. Sponsor William Proxmire, D-Wis.. said the CIA escapes effective congressional control because its funds are hidden in the biKigets of other agencies and are known only lo a few congressmen. A special committee of 22 senior members of Ihe Senate and House Armed Services and Appropriations Committees re views CIA budgets. One such member. Chairman John C. Stennis, D-Miss., of the Senate Armed Services Com mittce. said the disclosure 0! annual trends in the funding o intelligence activities "wouk provide invaluable assistance to our potential enemies," Inspects Troops President Anwar Sadat of Egypt, right, congratulates 1st LI. Samir Rahtnan at the Bar Lev Line Tuesday during the presVent's inspection of the Egyptian held side of the east hank of the Suez. He congratulated the lieutenant for his part in the Bar f.ev assault during Ihe October war. (AP Wlrephnlo) NEWS BRIEFS On Unleaded Gas WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says federal regulations .·ill insure that lead-free gasoline is available across the nation in time for the 1975-modcl cars whicb must use it. Alan G. Kirk II, EPA's assistant administrator for enforcement, said Tuesday the regulations require about 111.000 service stations to begin selling unleaded gasoline by July 1. Spending Trimmed WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Commerce Department reported today that American business has trimmed its capita] spending plan.s hy $750 million since last month's survey of intentions. The report said the steepest declines in capilal spending pl^ns were among electric and gas utilities and raining and communications companies. Enters Prison LKWISBURG. Pa. (AP) Former presidential assistant Jeb Stuart iMagnider says he will devote his lime at the Allenwood federal prison to "philosophy and theology mor» than anything else." Decrease Likely Precipitation in Arkansas should decrease by Thursday. The National Weather Service said that showers and t h u n d e r storms are expected to continue through tonight. Thunderstorms moved *)cr the s t a t e Tuesday night and various severe weather alerts were issued, Signs Agreement MOSCOW (AP) Boeing Commercial -- The Airplane Ernest Boullioun Ihe company. Co. lias signed an agreement with Soviet authorities for .sci entific and technical coopera lion as a step toward possible joint development of aircaft. The agreement was signec Tuesday by president of subsidiary of the Boeing Co. ol Seattle. Wash., and Dzhcrmen Gvishiani. vice chairman of the Soviet State Committee for Sci ence and Technology. $50.000 Gift PITTSBURGH. Pa. (AP) A retired employe of the AUimi num Company of America has bequeathed his life savings 01 nearly {50,000 to the Alcoa Foundation, which has wel over $100 million in resources. lammwmam $100 Million In Aid For Syria Urged WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sec rotary of State Henry A. Kissin ;er says he told Syrian leader te would ask Congress for $10 million in foreign aid for Syria f a disengagement agreemen tvas reached with Israel. No commitments "either im lied or expressed" were made to Syria during his 34-daj jeacemaking trip to the Miildl !ast, Kissinger told the House -"oreign Affairs Commito Tuesday. The $100 million, part of $4.2 billion in economic assislanc ronlained in the foreign aii bill, is "a special requirement fund" for use "(o reinforce the 5eace process" in the Middl Gast, he said. Kissinger made it clear he felt t h a t U.S. financial aid is cs sential in continuing evolutio of Syria ami other Arab goverr ments toward moderate po icies. MIDEAST AID The bill sets out $900 millio: for aid to the Middle East, in eluding Israel, Egypt. Jorda and Syria. In Syria, Foreign Ministe Abdul Halim Khnddam pre dieted that U.S.'Syrian diplo m a l i c relations will be restore very soon." Diplomatic tie were broken during the 196 Arab-Israeli war. Asked if Syria is doing any thing to prevent Palestinia guerrilla activity against I; rael. Khaildam replied: "I assure you no Arab gov ernment is capable of pre venting the Palestinians fro struggling to restore their le gitimate rights, no matter wha (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Later that afternoon wys th» memorandum, Nixon met with ey advisers and decided to in- rease m i l k price supports. ·Jixon has said his decision was nfluenced by heavy pressure rom Congress for an increase. The committee memorandum, ays no announcement of Nix- n's decision was made and hat immediately after the meeting Colson got in touch vilh the late Murray M. Chotiner. He had left the W h i t e louse a few weeks earlier after erving as an aide to Nixon, and was then representing the lairy industry. "Later in the night of March 13, AMPI officials and other lairy representatives engaged all night meetings . . . at which they agreed to make po- itical contributions to the President's re-election campaign »nd to contribute $25,000 by the evening of March 24," the memorandum says. During the evening of March' 14 Choliner told several dairymen that former White House aide John D. Ehrlichman expected the dairy industry to re- a f f i r m iEs $2 million commitment in light of the forth- :oming increase in milk prices, which they did, the memorandum says. OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED "Thereafter an increase in .he price support level for milk was officially announced." The increase reportedly added hundreds of millions of dollars ;o dairy industry profits. Most of the evidence bearing on the dairy industry phase of the inquiry came from the Senate Watergate Committee, but :he Judiciary Committee also has tapes of some of the key White House conversations around March 23. 1971. The committee has asked the White House for 66 taped conversations dealing with the ITT and dairy cases, and may issue subpoenas for them later in the week. It has a subpoena outstanding ordering delivery on June 10 of 45 Watergate tapes. After hearing the ITT evidence some members said they felt no link had been established between the company's pledge of $400.000 for the Republican National Convention in San Diego and a settlement nf the anti-trust suit favorable to ITT. In other Watergate - related developments: --Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton said Watergate probably has undermined Nixon's ability to speed public acceptance of major new energy problems. -Sen. Harold Hughes, D- lowa, said Monday's guilty ptea by former White House aide Charles W. Colson came after a long and tearful prayer session at Colson's home the previous night. --Sen. Joseph M. Monloya. D- N.M.. disclosed confidential White House documents that he said reveal a scheme to reward! friends and punish enemies in the awarding of federal grants. Sells Florida Firm KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -Charles G. "Bebe" Rebozb, Key Biscayne banker and close friend of President Nixon, has sold his Key West-based Monroe Land and Title Co. for an undisclosed amount, according to the buyer. ; Robert Dion, president of First Federal Savings and Loan. Association of the Florida Keys, said Tuesday that First Federal's purchase of the title- search company resulted from negotiations that began last August. Responsibility For Erasure Of Tape Left Undetermined WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alter seven months of work, a court- appointed panel of sound specialists has left undetermined who is responsible for an 18V£- m i n u t e erasure in an important White House tape recording. "Questions of who made the buzz or when, or why. did not come within the scope of o u r investigation." the group said in releasing its inch-thick report Tuesday. Instead, the panel focused largely on the tape itself,-The report repeated the panel's earlier conclusion that the erasure was the result of manual operation of the record and stop buttons on the machine. That conclusion was contested by the White House and its own tape report. Whit* House lawyer J a m e s D. St. Clair charged that the tha por- panel's report "creates false impression that all lions of the erasure were don« manually and deliberately." The White House-sponsored report says the gap could hav» resulted from mechanical malfunction. Nonetheless. the Whita House-sponsored report prepared by the Stanford Research Institute said it was in "general agreement" with the court-appointed group. President Nixon's secretary, Rose Mary Woods has testified that she accidentally caused four to five minutes of the erasure by keeping the recorder on through the use of a foot pedal. The panel's seven major conclusions, the tame as those delivered report, in were preliminary backed up this , time with more than JO page* of technical documentation.

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