Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 8, 1974 · Page 1
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Far women 3 Editorial ,. 4 Church Directory ..-.-.v..-,.... ( Sporta .-...T.-.. 7 Comtet ......».-.-.-,·.....-.-... I Cuasifled ..........y...,. 911 ........ f. 11 114* YfAK-NUMHB 341 Th« Public Interest li The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYFITEVlUf, ARKANSAS, SATUHOAY, JUNE i, 1974 LOCAL rOUCAST- ConsideraMe cloudiness and mild throutfi Sunday w i t h thunderstorm (likely. Chance of severe storms through tonight. Low tonight near 70; h i g h Sunday near 80. Sunset today 8:32; sunrise Sunday 5:59. ·£12 PAGES-TIN CENTS Wirepboto REFUSES TO REVEAL NAMES .. Jlixon lawyer St. Clair, talking with press, declines to name other tirrindicted cforupiraton Judge Strips Secrecy From Jury Report Naming Nixon . WASHINGTON (AP( -- A federal judge revoked the secrecy order cloaking g r a n d ; jury papers which name President Nixon as a co-conspirator | in the Watergate cover-up. ! But it's up to the Supreme Court to determine when the material becomes public. U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica lifted the order Friday at the request of presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair, who sought t h e action after it became known t h a t Nixon and others were named as unindicted co-conspirators. · But he noted that the material is in the hands of the Supreme Court in connection with its review of a Watergate tapes subpoena battle between Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski and tile, administration. In another courtroom Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Gerhard A. Gesell warned that Nixon risks "appropriate procedures under the contempt statutes" if he continues to withhold records subpoenaed for a trial beginning June 17 in the Ellsberg break-in case. SIRICA RETAINED Meanwhile, the U.S. Circuit Court for the District of Columbia refused to disqualify Sirica from sitting in the cover-up trial. By a 5 to 1 vote with three judges abstaining, the court rejected a petition by lawyers for five of the seven defendants, arguing that Sirica demonstrated bias in the first Watergate trial and should be removed from the cover-up trial. The defendants who sought to remove Sirica were former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell. former White House aide Gordon Strachan, former domestic affairs adviser John D. Ehrlich man. and Kenneth W. Parkinson, a lawyer for Nixon's reelection committee. The fifth was Charles W. Colson, a former Nixon aide who pleaded guilty to Watergate charges Monday. The cover-up charge then was dropped in the plea-bargained agreement. GeseQ's warning came after he ruled last week that Ehrlichman has the right to examine his. own White House files for material necessary to his defense. Ehffichman, G. Gordon Liddy and two others are ac ctned .of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Dr. Lewi? Fielding. The charge stems from the Sept. 4, 1971, break-in at Fielding's office. T h e administration consented, but then refused to allow Ehrlichman's lawyer, William Frates, into the file room housing Ehrlichman's papers Sternly lecturing St. Clanr, Gesell called the administration action "complete disregard o! he court's order.... I just don't see how I can tolerate 11 n terms of this case and in 'airncss to this defendant." Gesell said Nixon's action, in effect, denied Ehrlichman his (OONTINUJLU ON PAGE TWO) Nixon Cited For New Law Violations WASHINGTON (AP) -- A se cret program for federa' agencies to use their power to help re-elect President Nixon appears to have violated sever al laws, a Senate Watergate committee staff report says. The report termed the 197 "Responsiveness Program." as "among the potentially most d a n g e r o u s activities d i s covered" by the committee. A copy of the 140-page draft report, submitted by the staf for the senators' consideration was obtained by The Associated Press. Committte chief counse c o u n s e l James Hamilton drafted the report. The program "appears no less than a concerted and con cealed endeavor 'to politicize the executive branch to insure that the administration r mained in power," the repoi said. "In fact, the planning am implementation of the responsi veness plan may rise to the lev el of a conspiracy to interfere with the lawful functioning of government, conduct prose cutable . . as a conspiracy to defraud the United States a that term has been interpreted by the Supreme Court." CHARGES SOUGHT The report recommended proscution of a number of Nix on administration officials ii connection with allegations ii the report but no individual were named. Much of the Responsivenes Program concentrated on tradi tionally Democratic minoritic i n c l u d i n g blacks, Spanish speaking and the poor whf were in a position to receiv benefits from a variety of gov eminent programs, the report said. Oklahomans Face Charges In Robbery At Fayetteville Service Station Friday Rains Force Evacuation At El Dorado EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) -- lescue workers prepared to evacuate residents of 10 to 15 lomes in low-lying areas of this South-Central Arkansas city to- d a y a f t e r thunderstorms dumped 12.43 inches of rain on .he city during the night. High winds of up to 50 miles per hour also were reported. Captain Joe Curlis of the El Dorado Police Department said .his morning that the rain had .topped. "The clouds are Breaking, but no sky is in sight yet." he said. Wind damage included trees reing blown down and one roof top being blown off a sandwich shop. Curtis had no monetary damage estimate. Although there was no immediate confirmed injury or death n conneclion with the storm, Curtis said one drowning had occurred in the area. Details of the drowning were not imme diately available and Curtis wasn't sure if the drowning ac ually was connected with Ihe -hunderstorm. The captain expected that the level would decline Saturday morning for water enough eople to begin returning to heir homes. He said some of he houses probably had two or hree feet of rain in them. CARS COVERED The water got so deep, he said, "it would cover a car, and it was washing cars off the road. It was that swift." He said several people left their homes btfore the water got into buildings. But this caused some prob lems, too. "We had to rescue jeople from cars that were [caving their homes trying to get to higher grounds," he said 'The cars would drown out." The National Guard was called out about 7 a.m. ot assist in rescue operations. Curtis said some of the city was without electrical power and that Arkansas Power Light Co. crews probably would work into the night repairing electrical lines. Most of the business area did not lose elee trical power, he said. Telephone service also was out in some areas of the city. Saigon Talks To Resume SAIGON. South Vietnam (AP) -- The Viet Cong and South Vietnamese govcrnmen agreed to resume negotiations on implementing a true cease fire and the search for more than 1,000 missing American servicemen. The military negotiations which are to be resumed nexf Tuesday, were suspended lasl month. There was no immediate word on similar negotiations in Paris aimed at working out political solution for South Viet nam. The talks were suspendet in mid-April. The Viet Cong announced to day they would again partici pate in the Saigon talks. Tnei announcement came a da; after South Vietnam restore* the rights and immunities o the Viet Cong and. North Viet namese delegations. Trio Caught Just After Holdup AWAITING FORMAL ARMED ROBBERY CHARGES . . . are, pom left, Tommy Tete, Rickey Tew and James (Skip) Lems, shown in police photographs taken after their capture Patricia Denounces Family LOS ANGELES (AP -- Paricia Hearst, kidnaped heiress turned gun-carrying revolutionary, says she fell in love with one of her captors and watched on television as he died in a shootout with police. Miss Hearst said in a taped message from the underground Friday that she and her comrades watched televised coverage of a blazing gun battle on May 17 between Sybionese Lib- eration Army members and Los Angeles police. Six SLA members died. In the tape sent to radio station KPFK, Miss Hearst professed her love for the SLA soldier named "Cujo," believed to be William Wolfe, 23. one of those who died. "It's so hard 1 to explain what it was like watching our comrades die ..." Miss Hearst said. "It made me mad to see HEWS BRIEFS Deadline Set MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered Reserve Mining Co. to meel with Minnesota: officials to decide on a plan for halting its discharge of taconite wastes into Lake Superior. U.S. District Court Judge Miles Lord's order on Friday came three days after the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals gave Reserve 25 days to present plans for stopping the discharge into the lake and the emission from its smoke stacks at Silver Bay. Climbers Caught PARIS (AP) -- Six students celebrated the end of their exams today by scaling the 960- foot Eiffel Tower, but police gave them a summons for making the climb without permission. The students, all experienced Alpinists, reached the summit after a 90-minute climb in three roped groups of two. Police were waiting for them when they reached the ground. Exchange Ends TEL AVIV (AP) -- The last Israeli prisoners held by an Arab state were freed t o d a y when Lebanon released two Israeli pilots downed over Lebanon two months ago, the high command said. "This is an end of a chapter in our history," said Israeli Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mordechai Gur in greeling the ai: men after they were driven across the border at Rosh Ha- niqra. Mutt Loses Again LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- In a mock session of the state Senate conducted by delegates to Arkansas Boys State, the youths adopted Friday a resolution to deny membership in the Senate to anyone' who has been convicted of a felony. The vote was by a show of hands. It was virtually unani- nous. State Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones of Conway has been convicted on felony charges of income tax evasion and filing fraudulent tax returns. He has continued to servs in the Senate, though. That is the only body with the authority to expel him. Terrorist* Slain TEL AVIV (AP) _ An Israeli patrol ambushed and killed four Arab guerrillas who infiltrated into northern Israel from Lebanon early today, the high command said. No Israeli casualties were reported in the incident that occurred near Adamit, about six miles from the Mediterranean just south of the Lebanese bor- Of American Diplomat Defector Held In Kidnaping SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) - A self-styled soldier of fortune, who once tried to defect to Cuba and later spent three years in a North Vietnamese prison camp, was charged with conspiring to kidnap a U.S. diplomat hi Mexico. Bobby Joe Keesee, 40 of Huntington Beach, Calif., was named Friday in a five-count federal (rand jury indictment ·censing him of planning and liking part in the March 22 kid- naping of John S. Patterson. The grand jury recommended fl million bail. Patterson. 31, was assigned to Sown, Mexico, two months ·utter as American vice consul for farm affairs. Authorities say he was last seen leaving his office in Herniosillo and entering a car with an unidentified man. A note was foind tucked under the consulate door the next day. Ransom notes demanding $500,000 were received by the consulate and PatterwxT* wife, authorities said. Keesee was not charged with kidnaping because the abduction occurred outside the United States, a federal official said. The charges include conspiracy to kidnap, interstate and foreign travel to promo** an unlawful activity and mail- i n g t h r e a t e n i n g communications. Friday's indictmemt alleged that Keesee made several trips to Mexico with Greg Cuitis FieMen K, of Orange County, Calif, to plan the kidnaping. Fielden was named as an unin- dicted oxonspiralor. Keesee first came into the news when be deserted his Army post at Ft. Huajhuca, Ariz., In 1962 and turned up in Cuba in a rented airplane, seeking political asylum. He was deported and served two years in a U.S. prison for interstate transportation of a stolen car. At his trial, he claimed be bad beea on a mis- sion for the Central Intelligence Agency, a story the CIA denied. In September 1970. Keesee, a civilian employe in Vietnam, landed on a North Vietnamese beach in a hijacked charter plane from Thailand. He was apparently taken prisoner but the North Vietnamese didn't list him as prisoner of war ustil two days before his release with other POWs in March 1973. Keesee, who was jailed in Santa Ana, Calif., last week on charges of mailing an extortion letter in the Patterson case, will be transferred here next week, a spokesman for th« U.S. attorney' i office said. the pigs looking at our comrades' weapons, to see them holding Cujo's .45 and his watch, which was still ticking. He would have laughed at that. "I died in that fire on 54th street, but out of the ashes of it [ was reborn: I know what I have to do. My comrades didn't die in vain." Miss Hearst, who was kidnap ed by the SLA on Feb. 4 and now calls herself Tania, .vowed she would rather die than return to her family. She de nounced her family as "pigs." She spoke in a quiet voice, laced with profanity. Apparently speaking for William and Emily Harris, the only olher known surviving SLA members, she said, "We mourn together, and the sound of gunfire becomes sweeter." The Harrises also spoke on the tape. BODY FOUND Wolfe's charred body round in the burned house after the shootout along with the body of Donald "General Field Marsha] Cinque" DeFreeze and four women SLA soldiers. Tliere was no definite confirmation that the Cujo ' Miss Hearst spoke of was Wolfe. In Emmaus, Pa., Wolfe's father said he was told that his son was known to SLA mem bers as Cujo. Earlier he said without qualification that Cujo was his son. In the tape, Miss Hearst de rided speculation by her father, newspaper executive Randolph A. Hearst, that she had been brainwashed by the SLA. der. The made Israelis found Soviet- rifles, ammunition, a transistor radio, a first aid kit and leaflets of the general command of Assifa, the combat wing of he Al Fatah guerrilla organization, a communique said. Cautious Reply LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Vice President Gerald R. Ford says it is debatable, but if President Nixon were held in contempt of court "it can be interpreted in the minds of some, I assume, as an impeachable offense." Ford made the comment al a news conference Friday in Raleigh, N.C., before Hying to Utah to for a commencement address at Utah State Univer- vice president said the sity. The question of whether contempt of court would be an impeachable offense can be argued both ways and "I would not pass judgment on it as this point." Entry Approred .TOKYO, Japan (AP) - A Soviet professor who defected in Japan received permission today to enter the United States pending a decision on his request for asylum, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said. Boris Petrovich Redkin, 36. was an exchange professor al the Osaka University for For eign Studies since May 1972 and was due to return to he Soviet Union in August. He missed from his dormitory on Tuesday and later turned up In the protective custody of Japanese security officials. a copy of the tape from the radio station and was sending it o Washingon for analysis. The FBI s a y s the Harrises and Miss Hearst took part in a shootout at a Los Angeles sporting goods store a day be fore the May 17 gun battle. All ;hree are sought on federal and state charges and are considered "armed and extremely dangerous. have no death Hearst said, "I been afraid of this reason, the "While I wish," Miss have never death. For brainwash-duress theory of the pig Hearsts has always amused ne. "Life is very precious to me, but I have no delusions thai going to prison would keep me alive, and I would never choose to live the rest of my life surrounded by pigs." She said she hat! been taught "to shoot first and make sure the pig is dead before splitting." At the Hearst home in Hillsborough, Calif., a spokesman said the family was "generally depressed" and certain "the voice was definitely Patricia's." The 33-minute tape from Miss Hearst and the Harrises w a s the first word from the SLA since April 24, when Miss Hearst also ridiculed her fa_mi- ly and said that she had joined the SLA, Miss Hearst rebutted suggestions that with the loss of the six members the SLA w a s crumbling. "All of us were prepared to function if necessary until we connected with units," she said. other combal The idea that we are leaderless is absurd as long as any segments are alive. She said she and the Harrises are calling themselves "The Malcolm X combat unit of the SLA" and that Harris has be come their leader. Malcolm X was a black nationalist leader of the 1960s. The FBI said it had received Dnerter Dies SEOUL. South Korea (AP) -A South Korean army deserter held five persons hostage for two hours today in a village just north of Seoul. He fired iO rounds from his rifle at some 200 surrounding police and troops, then committed suicide, officials said. No other casu allies wen reported. Three suspects arrested 24 minutes after an armed robbery at a Fayetteville service station Friday afternoon were being held today by city police. One is a 14-year-old boy. The three Tulsa, Okla.. residents were captured by city police shortly after the $12 robbery of the Harold Vines Texaco Service Station in th» 1200 block of South School Ave- - nue at 1:30 p.m. Vines told police he had beea robbed by two young men who took only 12 Jl bills and said they needed a "fix." Vines described the car driven away from the station by the men as a blue Chevrolet. Fayetteville police officers ocated a blue, IMS Chevelle. making an exit from the Hwy. 71 bypass onto Hwy. 62 wert shortly before 2 p.m. Assistant Police Chief Glen R i g g i n s and Sgt. Bob Jones stopped the car on Far- Tiers Avenue just off Hwy 62 in front of the Kenneth Hen- shew residence. Driving the car ·-- "'- ]9 wjth 28, riding Oil Profits Linked To Controls WASHINGTON (AP) -- A departing federal energy expert says the Nixon administration's crude oil price controls produced windfall profits, "political wheeling and dealing" and oil industry cheating. The broadside against the administration's two-level price control was a parting shot from William A. Johnson, key energy policy analyst for former energy chief William E. Simon. Johnson was interviewed Friday on his last day at the Federa! Energy Office. Johnson was asked to explain why the administration authorized a dollar-a-barrel price increase for "old" domestic oil production last December, de spite staff reports that it would cost consumers some J3 billion a year without aiding in petro. leum shortages. The increase, Johnson said, was intended as only the first step in closing the price gap be tween the price-controlled "old oil" and uncontrolled "new oil" brought into production since 1972. This two-level system had served the purpose of encouraging new oil exploration and development, "but it has become a horrendously .serious political problem,' Johnson said. TEMPTATION GREAT "AH sorts of groups are trying to get $5.25 (price-controlled) oil. The temptation for political wheeling and dealing is enormous," said Johnson, who claimed he had no major role in the price decision. "We have a system that encourages cheating." Johnson added. Johnson's blast at the pro. ICONTIMITED ON PAGE TWO) was Rickey Tew, James Skip Lewis, , n the passenger's side of th« front seat. Tew's brother, Tommy, 14, was in the back seat of the car. WEAPON LOCATED Also in the back seat, police found a gray jacket with a .22 caliber pistol in the right pocket. Attendants at the service station identified Rickey Tew and James Lewis as the men who entered the station, according to police. At (he police station, the Tew brothers were placed in a squad room, where officers located three $1 bills on the floor near their chairs. A search of the car failed to reveal the other nine $1 bills taken in the robbery. Prosecuting Attorney Mahlon Grbson said he will file charges of robbery with a firearm agajnst all three men Monday, although the charge against the younger Tew boy may be filed in Juvenile Court. Gibson said he has advised police to hold the three on 125,000 bond each, until Circuit J u d g e Maupin Cummings arrives in the bond Fayetteville personally. to set Judge bar Cummings is attending a convention in Hot Springs. Sisters Halt Long Strike LONDON (AP) _ Irish sisters Dolours ad Marion Price have taken their first voluntary meal in 205 days, ending a prison hunger strike which threatened to provide the Irish Republican movement with its newest martyrs. Unconfirmed reports said two other hunger Feeney and strikers, Gerald Hugh Kelly, jailed along with the Price sisters for an Irish Republican Army bombing raid in London, also broke their fasts. The government announcement of the sisters' decision came late Friday evening as Irish Republicans were holding an emotional requiem mass for Michael member Gaughan. an IRA who died Monday while on prison hunger strike. Gaughan's coffin will h« flown lo Dublin today and driven in motorcade to his birthplace in Ballina, County Mayo, where the IRA says Gaughan will be buried "with full IRA military honors." Soviet Ballet Stars Granted Permission To Emigrate MOSCOW (AP) - Ballet star Valery Panov said today that he and his ballerina wife Galina have been given permission to emigrate after a two-year struggle to leave the Soviet Union. Panov said that he and his wife had been told to report Monday to the visa office in Leningrad. Informed sources in the Uniled States speculated that the dancers' release was timed in coincide with President N i x on's upcoming visit to Moscow and the current debate in Congress on granting new trading privileges to the Soviet Union. Since the forced exile last February of Nobel laureate Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Soviet authorities have granted exit visas to several members of the Soviet intellectual community. Panov, 35, was the lead character dancer in Leningrad's famous Kirov ballet company and his wife Galina, 25, also performed for the Kirov. They both were fired from the company after they applied to emigrate to Israel in March 1972. Valery i* Jewish while his wifa it not.

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