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INSIDE- Editorial 4 For Women 6 Sports g.g Comics 10 Classified IMj Entertainment 14 Jfrrtfjtoest 114th YEAJt-NUMUK 344 Th« Public tnteratt Is Th« First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVHIC, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE II, 1974 , , . . - - r . Bed For The Princess Noor Hussein, a Pakistani nondearver and World War 1 British army veteran, sits on teak chair surrounded by matching (eakwood bedstead he made as a wedding gift for Britian's Princess Anne. His first attempt lo present the bed was followed by a series of misfortunes ending in his deportation hut sympathetic Britons raised funds lo bring him back. He was thanked Monday in a letter from Anne. (AP Wirepholo) Seven Legislative Races To Be Decided In Today's Vote By The Associated Press The Democratic nomination for the 3rd Congressional District, seven legislative races and a chancery judgeship position will be decided in runoff elections today. Bill Clinton of FayeUevUlc and state Sen. Gene Rainwater of Greenwood vie for the congressional nomination. One will face incumbent John Paul Hammersehmidt, a Republican, in November, Clinton, 27, a law professor at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. led a four-man ticket for the nomination in the May 28 primary. Rainwater. 43, who owns a Fort Smith trucking company, edged out David Stewart, a Danville attorney. for the runoff spot. L. Weems Trussell of Fordyce, a former slate legislator, and incumbent Hep. Thomas Sparks of Fordyce are in a runoff for the District 59 House seat. The district is composed of Dallas. Calhoun and part of Cleveland counties. Sparks, who is seeking a fifth term, has said he was an unofficial administration floor leader last session. He also was a stale coordinator for Sen. George McGovern's unsuccessful 1972 presidential race. Trussell served eight years in the Senate and 10 years in the House between 1945 and 1966 PULASKI COUNTY In Pulaski County, veteran Rep. Paul Meers. 09. of North Little Rock, was forced into a runoff with Clarence V. Ford Jr., 35. of Little Rock for the District 1, Position 1 seat. Mears led the initial balloting by about 2,000 votes. Caldwell T. Bennett, 55. of B a t e s v i l l e and Carl B. McSpadden, S3, of Heber Springs compete for chancery judge in the 18th Judicial District. The district is composed of Izard, Stone, Independence, Van Buren and Cleburne counties. In other runoffs: --Senate District 28. Monroe, Arkansas and parts of St. Francis. Woodruff and Prairie counties, W. N. Hargrove. 60, of Stuttgart is in a runoff with Melvirt Hick. 51. of Stuttgart. The seat was vacated by Sen. Dorathy Allen of Brinkley. --House District 9, part of Washington County, Dr. Shelbj Partain, 38. of Springdale and Tom C. Kennan, 70. of Spring dale. --House District 15, Position 3. part of Sebastian CounU Paul R. Johnson, 36. of Fort ON PAGE TWO) Shipley Named New Hospital Board Member A new member will join th; Washington Regional Medical Center board of governors July 1. Curtis Shipley, 1132 E. Ridgeway Drive, will fill the p o s t of Joel Ernest Bunch of Elkins. who is retiring from the board after 21 years service. Washington County Judge Vol l,cstcr announced the appointment (his morning, to take effect July 1. Shipley is manager of the Shipley Baking Company. He ·ccently served as c h a i r m a n of the hospital's successful 41 m i l l i o n fund drive to help inance a new addition to the hospital. Judge Lester said he feels Shipley will be an outstanding ward member in carrying on he work he began as c h a i r m a n of the fund drive committee. The addition is something the hospital "cannot afford not to lo." Lester says, because of the ncrcasing need for m e d i c a l facilities. Judge Lester also thanked 5unch for his many years of service on the board for the people of the county. Buncli "irst began serving on the board n May of 1!)53. and. according o the hospital staff, has a n e a r l y perfect attendance record at board meetings. IOCAI KMKAST- Partly cloudy and mild wKh » chance of showers are forecast through Wednesday. Overnight low 55. Lows tonight near SO with highs Wednesday in t h « lower 80s. Sunset today 8-J3 Sunrise Wednesday 5:59. Weather map on page 3. FAGB-TEN ONTS Nixon Meets With Austrian ChanceLloi European Security Conference Discussed SALZBURG, Austria AP) -President Nixon met more than V/z hours today with Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky to discuss the American chief executive's trips to the Middle Bast and Moscow. Nixon leaves this medieval city Wednesday for Egypt on the First stop of a five-nation ""iddle East tour. The talks also touched on Eu ropean matters, presidentia spokesman Ronald Ziegler said particularly the European se curity conference that includes Russia and other eastern Eu ropean nations. Ziegler raised the possibility that Nixon will hold a summi meeting with Western Eu Judge Severs Trial Of ErUchman From Three 'Plumbers WASHINGTON (API -- A federal judge today severed the conspiracy trial of John D. Ehrlichman from that of Ihree other defendants in the Ellsberg break-in case. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell said President Nixon's refusal to allow Ehrlichman and his lawyers access to the files he needs for his defense "makes it impossible for the court to do its duty" to conduct a fair trial. James D. St. Clair President Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, fold Gesell on Monday t h a t Ihe President still reserved the final say over what materials from Ehrlichman's own files the former domestic aide could use. "The proposal is unaccep lable," Gesell said. "It denies him the right of counsel." Gesell has said that he, not Nixon, would be the final judge of what material could be admitted as evidence at Ehrlichman's trial. Gesell had threatened to dismiss the case against Ehrlich man entirely unless Nixon agreed to release the material sought by Ehrlichman for his defense. Instead he severed Ehrlichman's case and said Ehrlichman would be tried later. TRIAL MONDAY The other three defendants go on trial Monday. The three who will be tried londny are G. Gordon Liddy, Bernard L. Barker and Eugenio Martinez, who were convicted ircvinirsly i n connection w i t h he Watergate break-in. Ehrlichman. Liddy, Barker and Martinez are charged with conspiracy to violate the rights of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Dr. Lewis Fielding, y sending White House agents nto Fielding's office. Ehrlichman is also charged with three counts of lying to a grand jury and one of lyi.ig to he FBI. There was no indication when Ehrlichman will go to irial. AIRPORT STUDY 5RANT OKAYED A planning grant Eo develop an airport master plan study for a new regional airport between Fayetteville and Springdale has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration. The grant of $20.01)0 was awarded in Washington D.C. today to the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission. Congressman John Paul Hammerschmidt announced the grant approval. Also pending before Gesel was a motion to find, in con tempt "those persons in posses sion or control of the docu ments called for in the sub poena," filed by Ehrlichman's lawyer. Russia Said Leading In Nuclear Race WASHINGTON -- Soviet re search and not spying has boosted Russia ahead of the United States in the nuclear arms race, the man commonly regarded as the father of the hydrogen bomb has told a Sen ate Committee. Dr. Edward Teller used this testimony Monday to argue for an end to most secrecy sur rounding nuclear technology He said secrecy impedes the work of American scientists and fails to halt Russian nuclear progress. The Soviets, Teller told t h e Senate Government Operations Committee, "are moving ahead at a rapid rate while we are practically standing still. There is no doubt, Russia is No. 1," le said. Teller said he believes word of any major scientific breakthrough in the United States will reach the Soviet Union in a year or less. "The number of people to whom the main lines of relevant information about nuclear weapons is available is probably between 100,000 and one million," Teller said. IN NAME ONLY "Under these conditions one must accept the conclusion that nuclear secrets, as a general rule, are secrets in name only," he said. Teller proposed lhat Congress egislatc declassification of most basic scientific informa- ion immediately and create a wo-ycar classification for some details. Little information deserves to K held longer or more secure- y. Teller said. "I believe that only essential Details, blueprints and descrip- ions on now to make nuclear veapons effective can continue p be safeguarded on the rcla- ively informal basis of U.S. proprietary information," he said. White novel ideas and plans or such weapons can be classi- ied for the two-year period, he said, "the general ideas concerning nuclear weapons should e made available to the pubic." As Premier Resigns Italy's Crisis Compounded ROME (AP) - The resign* tion of Premier Mariano Rumor plunged Italy inlo a political vacuum today, compounding the nation's worst economic crisis since World War II. Rumor quit Monday night ·fter the Socialist party, the No. 2 faction in his coalition government, and the trade unions refused to go along with his proposals for an austerity program of light credit and higher taxes to stave off national bankruptcy. It was the second center-left coalition headed by Rumor to collapse in 11 months. Italy's 36th government since World War II lasted only three months. President Giovanni Leone asked Rumor and his cabinet to continue in office as a caretaker regime until a new government is formed. The president was expected to start consultations with political leaders today in search of a new premier. The government fell at Italy's darkest hour in its 28 years as a republic. Inflation is soaring at the rate of 20 per cent a year. The government's foreign credit is exhausted. The lira has dropped 18 per cent in a year. The foreign trade deficit is more than a billion dollars a month. Crime is up, and politi- calt terrorism is plaguing the country. "Italy is deeply sick." said Transport Minisler Luigi Preti, a Democratic Socialist. "It is clear lhat this is the most serious of the government crises since the war." With no party having a majority in Parliament and no majority possible without the participation of the Christian Democrats, the largest and dominant party, Leone has few options. He could ask Rumor or another Christian Democrat to try to form another coalition with the Socialists. Or he could call for new elections, a prospect that doesn't appeal to the Christian Democrats because of the beating they took in last month's referendum on divorce. The Communists, the country's second largest party, have been pushing for a "historic compromise" government unit- ing them with the Christian Democrats. But some political observers believe the Communists now have doubts about taking on official responsibility for an apparently unmanageable economy while they have already achieved a hand in power through their influence with the powerful leftist labor unions. Guide Carli. governor of the Bank of Italy, said recently that only shock treatment in the form of strict credit, higher taxes and a curb on wage increases could rescue the economy. The Socialists and the unions maintained that any cooling of the economy would result in a sharp rise in unemployment and deterioration In the buying power of the worker*. ropean leaders before he gets to .Moscow, A final determination probably will depend on whether a new declaration of principles for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization is initialed by NATO foreign ministers in Canada later this month. Ziegler also defended Nixon against criticism by Sen. Henry M. Jackson. D-Wash.. who said that the President "is screwing it up," in reference to the Middle East achievements by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. "That view is not shared by the majority of the Senate," Ziegler said, and not "by the majority of the American people, in my view.' 1 Jackson told a labor convention Monday in Atlantic City, N.J.. that he thought Kissinger had brought some stability to the Middle East and he fears the President's trip might bungle the cease-fire agreements. Nixon appeared to be counting on medieval Salzburg to be something of a good luck tails- man for his trip to the Middl* East. STOPOVER RECALLED Standing bareheaded in a steady rain. Nixon on his arrival Monday night recalled his stopover in the city en route to Moscow in 1972 and said that journey "not only created a new . . . direction as far as the Soviet Union and the United 'States were concerned . . . but contributed to peace for the nations of the world." Expressing a hope for similar success on his trip to four Arab nations and Israel, the President added: "Every nation in the world has a stake in this journey." Nixon had told a farewell crowd at the White House: "We realize that one trip is not going solve differences that are to --AP Wirepholo BOUQUET OF HERBS .. .was presented to the Niions on arrival at Salzburg Panel Resists Demands Impeachment Inquiry Completion Sought WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Judiciary Committee, driving to complete its im- reachment inquiry by July 15, s resisting Republican mem- ers' demands that decide now whether to call key Water- ate witnesses. It also is refusing to get into an argument with President Nixon over its right to sub- oena White House tapes, ig- loring his latest rebuff and making plans to issue a new ubpoena. Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J.. said after a meet- ng of committee Democrats on Monday that it was "important and urgent" that the committee meet its July 15 deadline for ·ecommending to the H o u s e whether Nixo'n reached. should be im- If necessary, the House leadership wants an impeachment vote by the full House in late July or early August. The Democratic caucus fol- lowed a similar meeting of the Republican members, who agreed unanimously to send Rodino a letter demanding the question about witnesses be settled this week. Rodino has insisted that the presentation of all documentary evidence gathered in the inquiry be completed first. CLOSED SESSION The presentalion. which continues in closed session loday. is due to end June 19 or 20. As for. witnesses, Rodino has indicated the number the committee is likely to call will be limited. Charles W. Colson. former White House counsel who has agreed to testify in pending Watergate trials, is the only potential witness in which the Democrats seem interested. The committee slaff has been inslructed lo question him privately lo determine what he has to say. In their letter. Ihe 17 Republi- NEWS BRIEFS McGowon Pleads Johnny Denver McGowan, 30, of Oklahoma City. Okla., pleaded innocent Monday in Wash- ngton Circuit Court to a charge of burglary. Trial was set for July 24. McGowan was charged in ,Iay along with Johnny Boy ;iark, 29 and Sarah Ellen Keeon, 27. bolh of Oklahoma City )f burglary with inlenl lo commit larceny at the Sunset Drug Store in Springdale on ilay 21. The charge against Miss Keeon was dismissed Monday. McGowan is being held on 10,000 bond. Rains Return Rain returned lo Arkansas his morning, but only in light prinkles. However, more rain was in the forecast. The National Weather Service said radar indicated light show- rs in central Arkansas and orthwest Arkansas and that he pattern was expected to pread over the slate. Trial Date Set Cecil Edward Johnson, 21, Roule 5. Springdale. also known as Eddie Latta, pleaded innocent Monday in Washington Circuit Court to a charge of opening a vending machine. Trial was set for June 27. Johnson is accused of opening a vending machine belonging lo Ihe Ozark Cafe in Springdale on March 26. He is being held in Washing- Ion County jail on $2,500 bond. Writ Filed A writ of habeas corpus was filed Monday in Washington Circuit Court requiring Sheriff Bill Long to bring Billy Joe Jordan. 21, of Springdale. to Court Wednesday for a hearing. Jordan's attorneys filed the petition for the writ Monday, stating that Jordan is b e i n g held without cause. Jordan was charged along with seven other persons ot possession of stolen property after a raid last week in Springdale. cans say other former White House aides sucb as John W. Dean III, H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman also should be called. The Republicans said Nixon's refusal to comply with the subpoenas for tapes and other evidence makes it all the more important to call witnesses who might be able to supply the same information. Most of the commitlce's 21 Democrals believe that except for Colson the testimony of all the other witnesses the Republicans want lo call already has been given in other court and committee proceedings. very deep, which go back many years and in some cases cen- tunes. But we also realize that a beginning has to be made Nixon was stopping for 36 hours in Salzburg to adjust to the change in time before flying on to Cairo Wednesday morning. The only item on h'is schedule today was a two-hour meeting with Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, hut his aides insisted that the President was not vacationing. "No relaxation at all," said chief of staff Alexander M. Haig. Jr.. "it will be a period: of very intensive work." Spokesman Ronald L. Ziegler said the President spent nearly .ill the8'/ 2 - hour f l i g h t from Washington preparing for the talks he will have with the leaders of Egypt. Saudi Arabia. Syria. Israel and Jordan. Nixon talked at length witri Secrelary of State Henry A. Kissinger about the trip and how to follow up the successes Kissinger achieved in negotiating disengagement agreements between Israel and Syria and Egypt. TO MEET GERMAN After accompanying the President to the meeting with Kreisky, Kissinger was to make a brief trip to the German border to meet with West Germany's riew foreign minister. Hans-Dieter Genscher. Nixon's aides refused to discuss current developments in the Watergate scandal. Kreisky headed the official party that greeted the President and Mrs. Nixon at the airport. T h e President put on a tan raincoat before emerging from his jetliner, but Mrs. Nixon had neither coat nor umbrella as she stepped from the plane. The W e s t German foreign minister at his meeting with Kissinger was to inform'him officially that the European Corrt- m o n Market governments agreed Monday to seek agreements with the Arab nations providing for long-term economic, technical and agricul- lural aid and cooperation with Ihe Arab world. Tie Nixon administration has been opposed to dealings between the Europeans and the Arabs which did not include the United States. In an apparent gesture to Washington, the nine European foreign ministers also decided at a meeting.in Bonn Monday to keep the United Stales and Israel informed of their progress with the Arabs. IN EXCHANGE In exchange for their aid and cooperation, the Europeans will demand that the Arabs lift (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Kissinger Says He May Quit Over Wiretap Controversy SALZBURG. Austria (AP) -Secretary of S t a l e Henry A. Kissinger said today he would resign unless Ihe controversy over his role in nalional security wire tapping was cleared up. His voice breaking with emotion, Kissinger said the controversy is hurting America's foreign policy. "I do not believe it is possible lo conduct the foreign policy of the Uniled States under these circumstances." he told a news conference. "If it is not cleared up I will resign." Kissinger, his eyes glistening with tears, claimed that leaks to the news media defamed his honor and reputation. "It is not possible to conduct national policy under this sort of attack," he said in delivering his threat to quit. The Nobel Prize-winning diplomat, again denying he ordered wiretaps on his subordinates, called upon the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to reopen its hearings to investigate Ihe conlroversy. Kissinger is here en route with President Nixon to the Middle East. It was there earlier this month that Kissinger, working as a mediator, helped bring about the Israeli-Synan military disengagement pact that has cleared the way for a full - scale Mideast peace conference in Geneva. At his news conference, Kissinger was referring to allegations stemming from reports that he had ordered wiretaps on adminislralion olficials who had access to national security documents that were leaker! to the press. In his confirmation hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Sept. 15-17, Kissinger denied ordering the taps. He said then he had provided Ihe names of officials who had access lo the documents, but had not suggested the taps nor did be ever order them user!. He also said he had received only infrequent reports of the laps and then only for 10 months. This all took place when he was President Nixon's nalional securily adviser. Tapes of conversations be- Iween Nixon and other officials recently heard in t h e Hous« Judiciary Committee supposedly quoted Ihe President as saying Kissinger had initiated some wiretaps. Kissinger told a news conference lasl week the President must have been under som« "misapprehension" or the tap* was unclear. However, at that news conference lie changed his version slightly by saying he had never "directly" ordered any wiretaps.

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