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INSIDt- For women J Editorial ......».;.... 4 Sports ;.. .....v. 9-11 Comic* g .v... it Classified u-u Amusements -.- 16 114th YEM-NUMBER 343 J2ortl)ti)cst The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 10, 1974 LOCAL FOUCAST- Fair Ihrough Tuesday w i t h warm days and cod nights. Low tonight near 50 with a Tuesday high in the low 30s. Sunset today 8:33; sunris* Tuesday 5:59. Weather map on page 8. ·£·24 PACES-TEN CENTS No Flood Insurance, Mayor Says Siloam Loss May Top $5 Million SILOAM SPRINGS -- " T h e sun is shining today and by nightfall we should be pretty well dug out," Mayor Robert Henry of Siloam Springs said today after clean-up crews worked around the clock over the weekend to remove the debris left by a 10-foot wall of water that inundated the c i t y Saturday. Mayor Henry said a preliminary estimate of $3 million in damages will not "even touch" the uninsured loss. He said he knew damage to the p a r k system alone would top $185,000. "We have just put that much into it and it is all gone," he said. He also estimated that street damage would total $225,000. The city's sewer system was under water and the crews are just beginning to dig it out today. "We don't know what they will find," s a i d Mayor Henry. None of the loss is covered Nixon Heads For Mideast Policy Talks WASHINGTON CAP) -- President Nixon flew off today on the first leg of a journey that will take him to five Middle East nations d u r i n g the next week. Nixon left the United States with the twin goals of strengthening the new U.S. role in the Middle East and convincing the American people that world peace requires his continuation in office. After spending some time in Austria to adjust to the time zone changes, Nixon arrives in Egypt Wednesday for the first stop in what is expected to be a warmly welcomed tour of five Middle East nations. Diplomats in the Middle East and Washington and 'many American officials see the trip as official confirmation that the United States is a friend of the Arabs--particularly true for Egypt and Syria, two nations t h a t had been entirely dependent on the Soviet Union for military and political support. Nixon's visits therefore are expected to give a further push to Moscow's declining influence in the Middle East. CONNECTION DENIED While White House and State Department officials deny pub licly any connection between the trip and Nixon's Watergate troubles, the President drew one Sunday between his contin. nation in office and the prog less of his foreign policy. While a luncheon audience 0' 1,400 members of the Nations Committee for Fairness to the Presidency cheered and chant ed, Nixon counted up his diplo matic triumphs - friendship with mainland China, detente with Moscow. Hut "there remains much to be done," he continued. And, he said at another point, "A strong American President is essential If we are to have peace in the world." He said he will stay President through his term, . After Egypt, Nixon goes to Saudi Arabia, Syria, Israel and Jordan. He returns J u n e 19. There was some criticism of the trip from- congressional sources. In East Lansing. Mich,, Sen. Edward Brooke. K-Mass.. said the trip would serve no useful purpose and that it was "patently political." Nixon's effectiveness "has been impaired by Watergate," Brooks said. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D.- Wash., said the trip did not make sense since "Dr. (Henry A.) Kissinger spent a little over a -month in that area. He's j u s t back. And now he's going back again with the President." Jackson said the trip "will be more cosmetic and ceremonial than it will be substance," and, "It's poor judgment on the part of the President to be out of the country while the Howe Judiciary Committee moves into a serious phase of the charges against him in its impeachment inquiry." Exit Scheduled MOSCOW (AP) -- Ballet dancer Valery Panov said today he and his pregnant wife Galina plan to leave Russia Friday morning for Austria and then Israel; but that he was concerned about her condition He said he was told by his wife's doctors that there was a danger of a miscarriage, but she still planned to leave a clinic in the next few days and join him. (TIMESphoto by Floyd Carl Jr.) Storm Upends Training Plane A light training plane rests upside down at Fayetteville's Drake Field Sunday morning, victim of the .storm t h a t swept through the area Saturday night. A spokesman for Springdale Air Service, owner of the plane, said it had been left untied. Other aircraft, tied down, were undamaged. (TIMESphotn by Floyd Carl Jr.) Damage Estimates Rise Higher Floods Claim Four Lives In South Arkansas by The Associated Press Weekend flooding in Arkansas did millions of dollars of damage to buildings and roads and claimed four lives in South Arkansas, authorities said. Julian Hood, who Is the Union County director for the .Office of Emergency Preparedness, said Sunday night that damage to roads in the county probably will run between J2 million and $3 million. He said 350 homes received water damage. In the weather-related f a t a l - ity toll, State Police said Timothy Ray Kirkpartnck. 21, and NEWS BRIEFS Crash Injures Three Three persons were slightly injured in a Iwo-cnr collision Sunday morning at 1201 Hunls- vllle Road in front of the Pentecostal Temple Church. O n l y one, Glenda Doster, 28, of Route 2. required treatment at Wash- 'ngton Regional Medical Center. Fayetteville pollen said the accident occurred when a car driven hy Thomas E. Smith, 32. of Route 2 struck another car attempting to make a left turn into the church parking lot. The other car was driven by Robert I-. Hallabaugh, 60, of Route 2. Elkins. Police said Smith was traveling east on Huntsville Road at the time of (he accident. All the injured were passcn* gcrs in the Smith car, according to police. The other two injured persons were identified as Jane Smith, 31, and Cindy Doster, 8, both of Route 2. State Lake Levels UTTLE ROCK (AP) -- Lake Levels Beaver Tahle Rock Bull Shoals Norfork Greers Ferry Level Change Fugitive Orator DUBLIN. Ireland (AP) fugitive leader of the Irish Republican Army gave the funeral oration al the grave of hunger striker Michael Gaughan, iut police made no attempt to arrest him hefore thousands of mourners. A 17-man IRA honor guard clad in Mack and 2,000 mourners escorted the body of Michael Gaughan from Dublin on Sunday to the grave in Ballina, his hometown in County Mayo. Girl Injured A nine-year-old girt was treated and released at Washington Regional Medical Center Sunday after Hie car in which she was a passenger was struck in the rear hy another car which left the scene of the accident. Ruth Ann Kster. of 109 E. South St.. was rear scat of . asleep in the car driven by Vister Cliavers, 505 Dyer St., Springdale. Chnvers told police he had p a r t i a l l y pulled into the Ester driveway on South Street to drop Miss Ester off. A car traveling down South Street struck the rear of Cha- yers' car, which was partially in the street. The unidentified 1130.1 ul 927.1 u2 670.3 ul.5 567.2 ul.6 468,9 ul driver did not stop. J e r r y Becton, 14, hoth of Magnolia, died in a car accident on a washed-out bridge near Mag nolia Friday night. Two oilier persons drowned Saturday in the flood that left 12.43 inches of rain on E! Do rado. Authorities identified the dead as Irene Pickett, 66. and Evert Giles Stuart, 54, both of El Dorado. Hood said most persons in the K\ Dorado area returned to their homes Sunday night, but he said about 18 persons were slaying in a new addition oi Warner Brown Hospital because of the high water. The addition could house as m a n y as 200 persons if necessary, he said. Many nvids and bridges in Union County were still impas sable Sunday night and many motorists remained stranded Hood said. He said Calion Lake rose 16 feet in six hours be cause of heavy rains. The National Weather Service said Siloam Springs received more than nine inches of rain fall f r o m 7 p.m. Saturday through 1 a.m. Sunday. Several areas lost power am telephone service d u r i n g the weekend because of numerous thunderstorms and high water A s|Mkesman for Arkansas Power Light Co. said abou 1,100 persons remained without power Sunday night in South A r k a n s a s and 50 persons in the Little Rock area. A spokes man for Southwestern Bel Telephone Co. said all phone service knocked out by the tur hulent weather should be re stored today. Sunday night, 1. 400 phones were still out at K Dorado and 1,000 at Forresl City. Winds up to 58 miles per hour accompanied the severe thun derstorm t h a t hit El Dorado knocking down power lines ari trees, blowing several portable MIIIMIIIIItmilMIMIIIIIHIMIMIH by flood insurance, "No one had one penny In flood insurance,'* Henry said. The loss is expected to top $5 million. Mayor Henry said the flood damage was most severe in the east part of the town. Hender son Fabrics at 208 S. Broadway and the adjacent B D. West ern Store had to be torn down because the flood had left onlj the shell of buildings standing. This morning the two-block area of Alpine and Broadway and Maxwell and East M a i n were blocked off while demoli tion work continued. The mayor said other buildings should be torn down because they constituted a safety hazard but it has been possible to contact the owners to get permission for the work. Four cars were pulled out of the lake at the park and reports of damage to stock and farmint operations outside the cit; imits are just now coming in, "There is no way to knoM what this well be." he said. One cattle rancher who has a 3,000 lerd reported all fences down and the herd scattered. "We will have all the streets 'Pen by tonight and will have a lot of debris h a u l i n g but we will be in operation," the mayor said. HELP POURS 1\ He attributed much of the speedy clean-up to help snppliec by neighboring towns. "We had so much equipmen here Sunday you would have hought it was a war." he commented. Many persons were rescued by Siloam Springs Fire Depart nent from the roofs o wildings in the business distric Saturday. A number wen .rented and released at Siloarr Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room. Three women, residents of the Tw : in Springs Tourist Court l o c a t e d in the floodet area, were a d m i t t t d t Lhe hospital. Mrs. Julia Piper 87, owner of the court wa reported in satisfactory cond tion this morning. Mrs. Id Holsman, 70, is in fair conditio and Mrs. Wynena Howell, 48 was released Sunday. Fire Chief Joe Fred Yeager who directed the rescue opera tions, said water was standin five feet deep in Central Fir (CONTINUED ON PAOE TWO) Nail Escapes From Prison John Wallace Nail. 36, ha been identified as one of t\\ men who escaped Sunday nigh from Cummins Prison Farm a Grady. Nail was serving a 1 year sentence f r o m Washingto and Benton Counties on charge of robbery ami assault w i t " intent to k i l l . Prison officials said Nail an Donald Friend, 36. escape between 9 and II p.m. Sunda night. No other details of th escape were available. Nail was convicted in the 107 robbery of the Collins Grocer at Farmington and a subsi quent Shootout with Stale Polic in Benlon County. Nail and In others involved and convicle in the incidents were escapee from the Muskogee. Okla County Jail when the incident occured. Nail escaped once previous! from C u m m i n s Prison, but wa recaptured a short time later. Friend was serving 15 year on a robbery charge from Pi laskt County. buildings blowing shop. into the streets and roof off a sandwich Children Jailed SPRINGDALE -- Two bo; are being held in Springdale city jail today on suspicion grand larceny after they we caught riding two minihikc stolen from Bill Watts' mobil home Saturday. Watts told police he stoppe the boys, aged eight and nin a f t e r seeing them ride off the bikes. The hoys are cac being held in lieu of $2,500 bond As President Ousts Opponents Crisis Threatens French Government P rt RIS (AP) -- President Valery Giscard d'Estaing was threatened today with his first political crisis after firing magazine publisher Jean-Jacques Servan-Schreiber from his cabinet. Servan-Schreiber had criticized the government 1 ! plans for a new series of nuclear weapon tests this summer in the South Pacific, which the two-week-old government announced over the weekend. The test series this summer would be the last above ground. But that did not satisfy Servan- Schreiber, long an outspoken critic of France's nuclear test program. He called a news conference Sunday to protest the tests. Premier Jacques Chirac met with the president and announced the dismissal of Servan-Schreiber, who was minister of administrative reforms, for "contradicting the f u n d a mental principle of ministerial solidarity." Servan-Schreiher, publisher o f t h e news magazine L'Express and · foe of the Ganllisls for Ifi years, heads the small, left-of-centcr Radical party. In an obvious attempt to keep the Radicals behind the president. Chirac told newsmen the government would "always he very attentive" to Scrvan- Schreiber's proposals and would examine them "with as constructive a spirit as possible." Seryan-Schreiber went to the Pacific testing site during tests last summer to protest hem, hut his decision to join the cabinet last month appeared to in- dicate he would moderate his opposition. Servan-Schreiber told his news conference, "Bombs ore going to explode again in the skies of the South Pacific. . . It is a thing I opposed w i t h all my strength last year and I still disapprove of it this year with the same conviction." He said the decision to make future tests underground "preserves our future but cannot entirely redress the damage caused to our country." He claimed the new govern- ment w a s not consulted a 1 military authorities hat! ci fronted it with "an accom plished fact." Defense Minisd Jacques Soufflet denied th charge but conceded the lie cabinet had not discussed tt nuclear testing issue. He note however, that the president h- full authority over military a fairs. The announcement of I! tests said the area around th Mururoa Atoll, the French tcs FIREMEN DRENCH BLAZING STRUCTURE .. .adding more water (o ihe accumulation of a wild, rainy night Damage Set At $100,1100 In Apartment Fire Fire caused an estimated 100,000 damage to the Maple lanor Apartments, 3001 Wed- ngton Drive, early Sunday norning. Fayetteville Fire Ihief Charles McWhorter said ghlning was believed to have Larlcd the blaze. McWhorter said eight two- edroom units were heavily amaged by the fire. All but ne were in the upstairs portion £ the building, located in the outhwest corner of the deve- opment. McWhorter s a i d lightning apparently struck the roof on the south end of the b u i l d i n g a short time before the blnze erupted. He said the fire was reported at 4 a.m. Sunday by a truck driver passing through complex, vacant a t ' t h e time of the fire, was built by the John May Co., is owned by a Little Rock bonding company and managed by the Campbell Management Corporation of Little Rock. The complex contains a total of 128 units and the b u i l d i n g the area. The apartment which c a u g h t fire, 18 units. McWhorter said the fire was contained to tne one structure. 1 McWhorter said firemen wera hampered by the fact that one fire hydrant, located inside the complex, was not operable and that water had to be pumped from Hwy. IB. He said, however, that he did not believe the delay caused by the inoperable hydrant was in excess of one minute and caused no further damage to the structure. The building is insured. On Eve Of Middle East Tour Nixon Again Refuses To Obey Court Order WASHINGTON f A P ) -- Pres- dent Ni.\on refused again today o honor any more House im- jeachment inquiry subpoenas, writing to House Judiciary Committee chairman Peter W, Rodino Jr, that he will do noth- which would "render the executive branch henceforth and forevermore subservient to the legislative hranch." Nixon's six-page letter to Rodino was Judiciary pocna for response Committee's the sub- apes of -15 conversa- ions related to the Watergate scandal. The letter was re- eased by the White House, The committee voted 37 to 1 in May ' 29 to subpoena the .apes, even "though Nixon had already refused to comply with Five Races On Ballot Washington CouMy residents ill vote on five political offices Tuesday in the Democratic primary run-off election. Voters will decide who wilt ic placed on the November lallot for U.S. representatives ronv District Three. Washington County sheriff, slate representative from District Nine, iind constables for Prairie and Townships. In the congressional race are Bill Clinton, a University of Arcansas law professor, ant] State Sen. W. E. (Gene) Rainwater of Greenwood. In the May 28 Democratic primary, Clinton polled more than 40 per cent of the vote. Rainwater and the o t h e r candidate, David Stewart of Danviile, split Ihe remaining vote, with R a i n w a t e r edging Stewart out of the r u n - o f f as .he filial ballots were counted. I n t h e Washington C o u n t y sheriff contest, B i l l Murray, former deputy s h e r i f f , will be opposed by Dick Hoyt, Johnson police chief. Murray and Hoyt defeated'incumbent Sheriff Bill Long and two other candidates in the May 28 election. Murray received about 34 per cent of the vote. Hoyt garnered 27.9 per cent. STATK CO,\TKST Tom C. Kcnnan. 70. a Spring dale Chamber of Commerce director, and Dr. Pete P a r t a i n , Springdale optometrist, will vie for the District Nine seat in the A r k a n s a s House of Representatives. District Nine is composed of Springdale and Brush Creek Township. Both -men palled more votes t h a n candidate earlier subpoena from the committee and had said tic would reject any further subpoenas for material related to Watergate. Nixon declared again today that "the voluminous body of materials that the committee already has ... does give the full story of Watergate insofar as it relates to presidential knowledge and presidential decisions. Nixon said "if the institution of an impeachment inquiry against the President, were permitted to override all restraints of separation of powers, this would spell the end of the doctrine of separation of power; it would be an open invitation to future Congresses to Harold Vowell p r i m a r y . in Ihe May 28 The two constable races will be on Tuesday's ballot because of an error t h a t resulted in all candidates' names not being Istcd on Ihe May 28 hallot. Candidates for constable of Prairie Township are Waldo G Austin. Warren J. McDonald and James Earl Harris. Candidates for constable of Cente Township are Harold J Cate ing site in Polynesia, was being I B°b Kitzhiujh and Thomas closed to all navigation. iKdward McCawley. RAINS MOVE OUT OF AREA A f t e r weeks, of calling for more bad weather, National switched the Weather Service signals today and said the \ve;sther should remain clear right through Krid.'iy. Several scdions of Arkansas were still bailing out today after weekend floods that wuisctl damage estimated al well over ?10 million. The weather service said an intense low pressure system that helped funnel moist air and tornadoes into A r k a n s a s has drifted north to Wisconsin. The f r n n t a l s y s t c m that delivered massive rains has IXTssed through A r k a n s a s and lies East of the state today. The forecast calls for high temperatures this week to be mainly in the 80s. but some 90 degree plus readings are likely late in the week. ' an impeachment inquiry, however frivolously, as a device to assert their own supremacy over the executive, and to reduce executive confidentiality to a nullity." lir S. District Judge John J. Sirica was to begin hearing pretrial motions today for seven men accused in the Watergate cover-up case, including motions for a change of venue. One defendant is f o r m e r White House aide Charles W. Colson, who pleaded guilty last week to obstruction of justice in the burglary of Daniel Ellsberg'» psychiatrist's office. And the Supreme Court could decide today whether to release a grand jury report that names Nixon an unindictcd co-conspirator in connection with th« cover-up. In still another federal courtroom, U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gcsell was expected to dt- cide t h i s week, possibly today, what to do about Nixon's refusal to allow John D. Ehrlichman and his lawyers total access to certain White House files in the plumbers case. The Judiciary Commute* subpoena is its fourth sent to Nixon. It got edited transcripts instead of tapes in response to the first one, and nothing for the next two, which called for more tapes and some White House logs. The committee has sent Nixon u letler saying his refusal to comply with its subpoenas was a grave matter t h a t might be grounds in itself for impeachment. Barn Destroyed S P R I N G D A L K - A barn struck by lightning during S a t u r d a y night's storm was burned to the ground by the time the Springdale Fire Department arrived about 12:20 a.m. Sunday morning. Firemen said the bam, locator! about two miles south of Hwy. G8 west, was owned by Eugene Dyer of Route 6, Fayetteville. The contents, a garden tiller, two refrigerators and 150 bales of h a y , wera destroyed. Total loss is estimated to he about S3,000. Israel, Syria Swap Charges 01 Prisoner Mistreatment By The Associated Press Israel has accused Syria of "brutal torture" of Israeli prisoners and says it will protest to the United Nations. · Syria countered with charges thai Israel -mistreated Arab prisoners. Kach government denied the other's accusations. The Israeli government issued an official statement Sunday expressing "indignation and revulsion" at reports from returning POWs that they were regularly beaten with rubber truncheons and burned with electric lights, The prisoners said they were given poor food and medical treatment. Some prisoners could not publicly said they reveal th* worst of the tortures. Despite the exchange of atrocity charges, an Israeli military command spokesman said disengagement of forces on the Golan Heights was proceeding according to schedule. The state radio said Israeli troops were establishing new antitank defenses west of the Golan capital of Quneitra and bulldozing a high embankment between the Syrian city and nearby Israeli settlements. A spokesman said the withdrawal is to be completed by June 23.

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