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NSIN- !ditori«1 4 'or women : . :- ... t twta v , 1316 unusements 17 pQtuca . . . . . , · · - . « . . * . . , i . . . ~ 20 lassifled ....;........... Zl-23 114* YEAR-NUMMR 339 Jlorthtoes* The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 1974 IOCAL KMKAST- Partly cloudy, warm a n d ' humid through Friday w i t h ' showers and thunderstorms: Low last night M. Lows tonigh* in the mid-Ms with high Friday in the mid 80s. Sunset today 8:31; sunrise Friday 6:00. Weather map on page 10. . , . · ·£24 PAGfS--TBI CBOt Last POWs From October War Exchanged By Israel, Syria Grand Jury Names Nixon Unindicted Co-Conspirator STOLEN IN IOWA ...McCann, right, checks shotguns after raid at Johnson Four Shotguns Taken In Burglary Recovered , Four shotguns taken in'a burglary last weekend in Indiana 1 were recovered Wednesday evening by State Police and Washington County deputy sheriffs in a search of a trailer in Johnson. Deputy J. D. Snow of the s h e r i f f 1 * department said authorities noticed marijuana plants growing outside the trailer and in windows, and got · search warrant from Fayette ville Municipal Court Judge Richard Wells to search the residence. The four shotguns, several tape players, marijuana pipes arid marijuana seeds were found in the trailer, along with Springdale; Berry Lee Fox, 24, of Mena; Cheryl Brown. 16. of Springdale; and Wanda Davis, 16, of Springdale. The eight were charged with possession of goods stolen in y Saturday night burglary of the other items which checked out. are being Walgreen Drug Store in Vin- ciennes, Ind. Police discovered the stolen articles in the motel room while investigating a complaint about a "loud party" at the Heritage Inn Monday afternoon. NEWS BRIEFS No arrests were made at the time, but Deputy Prosecutor Ron McCann said it is possible a charge will be filed Friday in connection with the search. SHOTGUNS IDENTIFIED McCann said the shotguns were identified through the National Crime Information Center as having been stolen in a burglary of a drug store in Indiana. Eight persons were arrested in Springdale earlier this week and charged' with possession of stolen property in conm '' '"- ""· : "" i dent. The arraiL Circuit Court. A r r e s t e d Monday after Springdale police found stolen stereo tapes, hunting knives and pills in their room at the HervU age Inn on Hwy. 68 west in Springdale. the suspects are: Billy Joe Jordan, 21, of Spnng- dale; Janet Kay Stockton, 17, of Springdale; Cheri Denise Farmer, 17, of Springdale; Gary Dale Jordan, 22, of "dale; am Larry Barnes, 24. of connection with the same inci- eight were to be arraigned today, in Washington Goal Exceeded The goal of 150 pints for the Red Cross Bloodmobile visit at Fayetteville w a s exceeded Tuesday with 153 pints of blood drawn. The Springdale visit netted 158 pints, just 17 pints short of its goal for the one-day visit Tuesday of 175 pints. The two-day visit in Fayetteville concludes at 3:30 p.m. and the Bloodmobile will return to the Springfield, Regional Blood Center, where the blood i_s typed and prepared for distri button to the 27 counties served by the program. Bumpers Returning LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Gov. Dale Bumpers is due to return to Little Rock Friday following his week-long trip to the West Coast, an aide said Thursday. Bumpers left Saturday for the National Governors Conference at Seattle. Wash., anc stopped for the Worlds Wash. Arkansas Day Fair at Spokane Springdale; Willia Senate Hears Troop Vote WASHINGTON (AP) - Nixon administration forces are rallying oppostion as the Senate nears a vote on proposals to force major U.S. troop reductions overseas. Secretary of State He n r y A. Kissinger. Vice President Gerald R. Ford and Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesmger on Wednesday all argued against troop reductions. The Senate votes today on an amendment by Majority Leader Mike Mansfield to force a reduction within 18 months of 125 00 U.S. ground troops and airmen stationed on foreign "sen. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., was ready to propose a 100.000- man reduction if the Mansfield amendment failed. Kissinger warned in a letter to Chairman John C. Stenms, D-Miss., of the Senate Armed Services Committee that a major troop reduction overseas could undermine negotiations with Russia for mutual reductions in Europe and could jeopardize efforts to achieve a per manent peace in Asia. Kissinger said the U.S. already has cut its troops m Europe from 400,000 in th* early 1960s to about 300.000. In the same period, he said. Soviet forces in Eastern Enropa increased from 475,000 m 1961 to 575,000 now. One-sided reduction by the United States, be said, would remove Soviet incentives to agree to mutual and balanced reductions by NATO and Warsaw Pact nations in negotiations under way in Vienna. Bid Opmi»9 S*t LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas Highway Commission wiU open bid) Jane 27-2S on 1-40 highway construction worth al- nost ri? million - the largest volume in Highway Department D-Day Remembered ST. LAURENT. France (API -- War veterans and officials from seven countries mark the 30th anniversary of D-Day today with a ceremony at the vast U.S. military cemetery near this Normandy village. Gen. Omar Bradley, who commanded the Americans a Omaha and adjoining Uta] Beach, heads the American del egation to the two-day cdebra tion. About 1,500 Allied veter ans of the landing are attending the observance, the ever, of the invasion. bigges RoHy Continues NEW YORK (AP) -- Anothe prediction of a declining prim rate carried the stock market' recent rally into its fourth da today. Exposure Fine James E, Leonard, 25, of .oute 4, Springdale, was fined 1,009.25 in Fayetteville Munici- al Court Wednesday, after .eading guilty to a charge of by decent exposure. Leonard was arrested ayetteville police Tuesday fternoon on Uie west side of le Square after police received complaints from citi- everal ens. Stand Reaffirmed WASHINGTON (AP) -- A House vote to reaffirm its firm land against school busing louds the future of a bill that vould provide $21 billion in fed- ral aid to elementary and sec- ndary schools. Before agreeing to a eonfer nce to reconcile its bill with ne passed in the Senate, the louse voted 270 to 103 Wednes- lay to instruct its conferees to tick to the House language on msing. Prince Welcomed WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Nixon welcomed Saudi Arabia's second deputy prime minister to the White House today as he continued to stress mproved U.S. relations with he Middle East nations he will :our this month. Prince Fahd Ibn Aziz, who is also minister of the interior, met with Nixon in late morning n his Oval Office. A working .uncheon also was on the schedule. Joon Appears WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's wife, Joan, made her first public ap- aearance in weeks today when she joined family members at :he grave of Robert F. Kennedy 'n Arlington National Cemetery WASHINGTON (AP) --Presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair today confirmed published reports that a federal grand jury voted earlier this year to name President Nixon as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Watergate cover-up. St. Clair told newsmen he was informed of the grand jury's action three or four weeks ago by special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Asked what the President's reaction was. St. Clair sai "his view, of course, is that they just don't have all the evidence ... I think he felt it was quite inappropriate ... He was confident that the true facts would come out in time and that he would be exonerated." Unindicted co - conspirators are not charged with a crime and cannot be prosecuted under the indictment in which they are named. The same g r a n d jury returned indictmenls M a r c h 1 against seven former Nixon administration and campaign aides for allegedly conspiring to block the investigation of the Watergate break-in. SEALED REPORT The grand jury also handed U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica a sealed report a n d a satchel filled with evidence it had accumulated on the President's alleged r o l e in Watergate. The Los Angeles Times reported today that the grand jury voted unanimously to include the President among the unindicted co-conspirators in the case. The Washington Post, which said it had confirmed the Times story from- three separate sources, reported the grand jury vote was 19 to 0 with four members absent. Both newspapers said tlie jurors first wanted to include Nixon among the defendants in the case but decided against indicting him because of legal questions over whether an incumbent president could be indicted. The Post said Jaworski advised the firand jury that such an indictment would be le- The Post said Jaworski had delayed turning over the list of unindicted co-conspirators to defense lawyers, apparently to keep Nixon's status from becoming public. James Doyle, spokesman for Jaworski, said federal courl rules prevent him from making any comment on matters inside (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) gally questionable. St. Clair said the grand jury's action has "no legal effect." "It wouldn't be the first time a grand jury was wrong," he said. St. Clair made his comments js he entered a closed session of the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry. NOT TOLD Asked if they had been told of the grand jury's action, several committee members, including chairman Peter W. Rodjoo Jr., D-N.J., said they had not been told. The Post quoted its sources as saying the grand jury naming Jaworski Sets Time Break-In Cover-Up Begin WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski says the Watergate cover-up by former members of President Nixon's inner circle began almost from the moment the original break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters was discovered. The prosecutor said Wednesday that John D. Ehrlichman and John N. Mitchell "not only falsely withheld their knowledge (of the break-in) from government investigators, but also made use of that superior knowledge in performing various criminal actions designed to frustrate the investigation." In legal briefs filed with U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica, Jaworski said that while former White House domestic adviser Ehrlichman and former Atty. Gen. Mitchell were fully aware of the details of the break-in, they told FBI agents alt they knew came from the newspapers. Mitchell was interviewed by the FBI July 5, 1972, 18 days after the break-in. Ehrlichman talked to agents July 21. "The government is prepared to prove that at the time of their respective FBI interviews each defendant had extensive knowledge of the facts surrounding the Watergate break- in, knowledge which far exceeded that of the investigators themselves," Jaworski said. BRIEFS FILED He filed the briefs in preparation for the Sept. 9 trial of Mitchell, Ehrlichman and four others accused in the cover-up. Among other accusations, Mitchell and Ehrlichman are charged with lying to the FBf agents who interviewed them. Both say the law under which were charged with lying does not cover investigations Helping Penny Shortage Michael Doyle, 7, of EUicott City, Md., hands Treasury Secretary William Simon ?23 worth of pennies to help alleviate the current shortage. Michael, the 1974 Cystic Fl- brosis poster child received a certificate of recognition for his efforts. (AP Wirephoto) Policeman, Ex-Convict Killed, 10 Wounded In Omaha Gun Fight OMAHA, Neb. (AP) A shotgun - wielding ex-convict k i l l e d a policeman and wounded eight other officers and two civilians before he emerged from a flaming rooming house and was shot to death early today, police said. Police Chief Richard' Andersen said Elza Carr Jr., 33, had held police at bay with an automatic shotgun for more than four hours before he came out Peacekeeping Force Begins Golan Patrol BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israel and Syria exchanged their last POWs from the Octj : her war today, and Red Cross planes flew them home frora Tel Aviv and Damascus. Israeli soldiers before dawn' released 367 Syrians. 10 Iraqis and five Moroccans captured on the Golan Heights and loaded them on a Swissair jumbo jetliner and a United Na_- tions Fokker Friendship for the hour-lorg flight to Syria. As the planes left Israel, a third Red Cross flight departed from Damascus with 56 smiling Israeli POWs aboard. The Israelis, in khaki fatigues and bare headed, entered the plane under the" silent gaze of hundreds of Syrian men, women and children gathered to welcome their soldiers. The POW exchange promised in the disengagement pact negotiated by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger began Saturday when Syria exchanged 12 wounded Israeli] for 25 wounded Syrians and one Moroccan. .·_-.-, As the prisoners left for home, United Nations peacev keeping troops began patrolling the cease-fire line on Ihe Golan Heights. :. Wildly jubilant crowds of Isf- raelis and Syrians poured onto the airfields at Damascus arid outside Tet Aviv to welcome the POWs home. '·(. Hundreds of frantic Israelis; shouting with joy after months of worry, surged around the plane from the Syrian capital and lifted the freed men onto of a flaming, tear rooming house on Near North Side. gas-filled Omaha's The chief said Carr was fir- of the President ffrsl be- [ike the one into the original came known to defense lawyers Watergate break-in. The noon Dow Jones averag of 30 Industrials was up 2.97 a 833.15, and gainers outpacec losers about 5-4 on the New York Stock Exchange. The ad Vance brought the Dow to nea ly 31 points above last Friday' close. To Name Director LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Wi liam E. Henderson, director of the state Parks and Tourism Department, said today he hopes to name a new sta partis director within tw weeks. on the sixth anniversary of his death. She was reported looking well and rested after several weeks in a hospital suffering from mental strain and physical fatigue. Would Hove Remained WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Teamsters chief James R. Hoffa says he would have remained in prison had he been aware that President Nixon's pardon barred him from union activities until 1980. in the case during a closed hearing before Judge Sirica early last month. The Post said the disclosure came in response to a motion by all seven defendants that the prosecution list "all persons alleged to have conspired with the defendants named in the indictment." The Post said Sirica swore all those in attendance to secrecy after Jaworski disclosed that Nixon had been named an unin- dicted co-conspirator. The Post quoted informed sources as saying that the grand jury is believed to have named others besides Nixon as unindicted co-conspirators. In his nnet. jaworsKi arguea that while there- are a few cases in which lying to FBI agents has proven to be a non- convictable offense, this is not one of them. Instead, lie said the course of the investigation "provides an unfortunate example" of the way the Justice Department's job "can be perverted by the submission of false information to its investigators." Sirica has scheduled hearings next week on various requests from the defendants, who are seeking dismissal of the charges, a different trial location and access to all evidence gathered by Jaworski's staff. At f^nvArnAix' fnnforonrc* ff/iics Resolution Endorsed SEATTLE (AP) --The nation's governors have endorsed a far-reaching ethics proposal calling for broad financial disclosure by public officials and reforms in campaign financing. The resolution, a bid by the 66th National Governors' Conference to bolster the image of government amid the Watergate scandals, was passed unanimously on Ihe meeting's closing day Wednesday, with two abstentions. A move by New York's Republican Gov. Malcolm Wilson to scale down the measure, offered by Wisconsin's Democratic Gov. Patrick 1. Lofty and · Republican Gov, William G Milliken of Michigan, was rejected 16 to 9. Although the conference ended without addressing itself directly to Watergate and the possibility of a presidential impeachment, the need for higher ethical standards in politics was a recurrent theme through out the four-day session. Both the governors and many outside speakers said states nave outpaced the federal government in the field of political reform and in providing measures to help the nation's consumers. The resolution declared that "a shadow has been cast across thi* land thai can b * « t b» erased by the bright light of public scrutiny" and pledged vigorous efforts at all levels of government in four areas: --Campaign financing, including limits and disclosure for contributions and spending, "selected pilot' projects to determine feasibility of public campaign financing," independent enforcement and strong penalties. --Strict ethical codes for government officials, including clear definitions of conflict of interest, "appropriate and timely disclosure of personal finances" by both public officials and candidates and independent enforcement. --Open meetings of public bodies except in "limited, spc cific circumstances," with pen allies for noncompliance anc! requirements for advance public notice and written minutes. --Registration and full disclosure of lobbying activities by all special interest groups. Tha governors called on Congress to make permanent the five-year revenue-sharing program adopted in 1972, under which some $5 billion In federal funds is being returned each year to states and localities. They urged prompt enactment of a federal health insur- anc» program without endorsing a specific plan. Two Men Shot In Argument Two Fayetleville men were seriously wounded this moniini following an argument whicl culminated in an exchange of gunfire at the residence of one of the men, just off Hwy. 62 West. Fayetteville police identified the victims as J.V. Arbucklc, 70 and Raymond Phillips, 47, bo'th of Route 10. At presstime. Arbuckle had u n d e r g o n e surgery a t Washington Regional Medical Center and had been placed in the surgical intensive care unit. Phillips was still undergoing surgery at the hospital. Police said the shooting oc curved ;it ahout 7:40 a.m. at the Arhuckle residence. Arbuckle was shot twice, once in the lower chest and once in the left shoulder. The bullet that entered in his chest is relieved to nis heart. traveled through his body and exited in his upper back. Phillips was shot once in the upper abdomen, with the bulle believed to have penetrated his liver, lodging in the abdomina' cavity. SHOT WITH RIFLE Police said both were shq with a .22 caliber semi automatic rifle belonging to Phillips. Evidence at the scene dicafed that the shooting took place about 30 to 35 feet in front of [lie Arb\ickle home, in the driveway. The residences of the two men are about 30 feet apart just behind the Farm Service Co-op Bulk Fertilizer Plant on Hwy. 62 west. Police said the argumen began Wednesday evening when Arbuckle filled several holes in the road leading to the tw houses. T h i s morning, police police said, Phillips reportedly began kicking the grass and grave out of the holes and anothe argument ensued. At this point, Phillips is sai to have gone to his home, gcJ his rifle and returned, shootin Arbuckle. Police said that afte being shot twice, Arbuckl apparently took the rifle awa from Phillips and shot him onc before the rifle jammed. When police arrived on th (CONTINUED on PAGE TWO) ing the weapon at officers as he opened a door on the porch, Poice returned the fire and Carr was killed, he said. Andersen said Patrolman *aul Nields, about 26, died at a lospital of a head wound suf- ered at about 12:45 a.m. when le entered the house as police urged the, sniper, to surrender. FATHER OF TWO Authorities said Nields. married and the father of two. was among officers who launched ;ar gas about 2'A hours after *arr had fired from upstairs in le two-story frame structure. Flames engulfed the house in ate stages of the incident, ap- paently ignited by tear gas :annistcrs. Three persons in le house when the shooting started managed to escape uninjured. Andersen said pellets f r o m the man's weapon had hit eight rther officers, a man who had been visiting Carr and a bystander. Andersen said Can- had been convicted of burglary and auto left charges, and newspaper iles showed he was in the Ne- iraska Penal Complex in 1972. According to the · police account, Carr had held off police since about 9:30 p.m.. after his lalf brother. Jesse McDonald, 4, was wounded in the house and officers were summoned. Mrs. Harry Owens, who lives on the first floor of the house, said she had called McDonald o say Carr was ill and needed $10. She said McDonald was shot as he left the apartment, lis condition was not rerwrted. TWO OTHERS HIT Two other patrolmen were wounded about the same time as Nields. There was no report on their conditions. Antlersen said Carr. shooting rom a window, wounded twc sergeants and three other patrolmen. Three of the men were reported in serious condition. two others in fair condition. The bystander was not hurt seriously. iieir shoulders. · ;'" Welcoming ceremonies collapsed in chaos as the crowds ought past police barriers. Girl soldiers in miniskirts pushed through the jostling mob, handing flowers to the bewildered POWs. DAMASCUS WILDER The scene at the Damascus airport was even wilder. : Thousands of jubilant Syrians broke through wire barriers and lines of paratroopers id surround the jumbo jet from ls^ rael when it landed. The giant plane had to stop in the middle af the airfield almost a mile : rom the terminal as waves 'of men, women and children swarmed across the runways. Two fire engines with sirens wailing raced down either side of the strip and tried to halt the crowd by spraying jets of wa- Ler. But the crowd, which had waited for more than four hours under the hot sun, welcomed the cold shower with cheers and laughter. It took half an hour to get the landing steps through th» crowd to the plane. The first 500 men of the U.N. disengagement Observers Force moved into the buffer zone between the Syrian and Israeli armies Wednesday after military negotiators for the two governments signed the plans for withdrawal of their forces that they had worked out ui Geneva. : ~A hundred and fifty Canadiai soldiers set up camp in the dei stroyed Syrian city of Quneitral one of the two pieces of territo* ry captured in the 1967 war that Israel is relinquishing along with its October gains. The first troops came from the U.N. force manning the Is^ raeli-Egyptian cease-lire '.mes in the Sinai Desert. The Golan Heights buffer force is to lotaj 1,250 men and also will include Peruvian and Austrian batai- lions. a Polish transportation platoon and 109 other observers. Jury Finds Munn Guilty In Traffic Deaths Of Couple A Washington Circuit C o u r t !ury Wednesday recommended two two - year sentences f o r Sonny Carl Munn, 35. of Springdale, charged in the traffic deaths of a young Cane Hill couple more than, a year ago. The involuntary manslaughter charges against Munn involved a traffic accident May 4, 1973 just east of Praine Gros'e on Hwy. 62 in which Steven anc Phyllis Johnson, both 20 died Munn was seriously injured in the crash. The jury deliberated about 45 minutes late Wednesday after noon before returning the guilty verdict. Charged in separate in- formations for the death of the couple, Munn will receive i two-year sentence in the pen! tentiary on each count. Whether the sentences will b set concurrently or consecutive y will be announced by Jurtca Maupin Cummings at sentence ng June 17. Munn is free oa bond until that time. Munn's attorneys arg;«wi throughout the trial that the e*. idence against Munn was clear. ly circumstantial and that 04 one actually saw the acciden] occur. Much of the trial debate involved speculation on whict way the cars driven by Mum ind Johnson were traveling vtt their position after the impact; The state attempted to protl that Munn w a s drunk at til time of collision, calling Jim Kelley, 29, of Prairie GroW who testified that he saw MOM a few moments before the acol dent at a liojour store net Prairie Grove and told Mom he shouldn't drive because "fc wasn't in too good shape." A blood alcohol sample take ICOHTUTUID Cat rAfOB MUt

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