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MSIM- Editoriil « For Women ...» 9 Amusements n Sport* ,: Z2-24 Comics 2t Classified .. J8-31 J^ortfjtocst IOCA1 POUICAST- Partly cloudy and mild through Thursday. Low tot night St. Lows tonight near W with highs Thursday in the low to mid «0s. Sunset today 8:34 Sunrise Thursday 5:59. Weather map on page 1. HM Public Inter*** It The First Concern Of This Newspaper 114ri YEM-NUMKK 345 FAYETTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1974 ·£44 PA6B-TM CSNTJ Congressman Says He Saw Proof Kissinger Ordered Security Taps Fog And Sunshine Early morning fog back- lighted hy sunshine created the appearance of light rays brushing through trees nn this rural Washington Comity road. Faf covered most nf Ihe county this morning. (TIMESphoto hy Ken Good) Judge's Order On Access To Files Planned WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal judge says he will issue' an order designed to force President Nixon to permit John D. Ehrlichman full access to White House files for his defense in the plumbers case. U.S. District Judge Gerhard has said he is willing to move under federal contempt statutes. Gesell on Tuesday delayed Ehrlichman's trial in the case while going ahead with the prosecution of three others still accused in the 1971 break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, The judge ordered a separate trial for Under Tight Security President Arrives In Egypt Clinton Defeats Rainwater In Third District Runoff T h e Washington County Democratic Central Committee is to meet at noon Friday to certify the results of the voting. The two races for constable were on the runoff ballot because names of some candidates were left off the preferential ballot. Presumably MdDonald will be declared winner in the Prairie Township contest even though he failed to receive a majority Washington County gave overwhelming support in Tuesday's runoff primary to Bill CHnton, a University of Arkansas law professor, in his successful bid for the Democratie Third Congressional seat. Clinton, who won nomination handily throughout the district, polled 6,825 Washington County voles lo 1.378 for State Sen. Gene Rainwater of Greenwood. In the race for nomination as state representative from Dis- of the votes cast. trict Nine, Tom Kennan of Springdale polled 1,378 votes to 1,165 lor his fellow townsman Dr. Pete Partain. Clinton will face incumbent Rep. J. Paul Hammerschmidt, a Republican, in the November general elections. Kennan has no GOP opposition, making his jj nomination tantamount to election. County-wide, Clinton received 75 per cent of the 9,066 votes cast, compared to 2,241 for Rainwater, 78 PER CENT Voters in Fayetteville's 10 precincts gave Clinton 78 per cent of their vote. In all, 3,634 votes were cast in the city, with Clinton receiving 2,852 to Rainwater's 782 in unofficial returns. Springdale voters gave Clinton a slightly smaller victory over Rainwater, with Clinton receiving 69 per cent of the vote in the city's seven precincts. Clinton polled 1.458 of the 2,109 votes cast compared to Rainwater's 651. Rural voters awarded Clinton 75 per cent of the total 3.323 votes cast (excluding Fayetteville and Springdale precincts). Clinton received 2,515 votes and Rainwater 808. Kennan, a retired businessman, won the District Nine nomination by a narrow margin of 2 per cent over Dr. Partain, an optometrist. Springdale and Brush Creek were the only two areas participating in the runoff Ige ore Ehrlii BILL CLINTON election. Kennan polled 1,378 of the 2,243 voles cast in the race, with Partain polling 1,165, or 49 per cent. I n Springdale, Kennan received 1,201 votes to Partain's 970. CONSTABLE RACE Ballots were also cast in two constable races in the county Prairie Township and Center Township. A total of 3.203 votes were cast for constable in Prairie Township with Warren J M c D o n a l d receiving 1,393 James Earl Harris 1,258 and Waldo G. Austin 552. Harold J. Cate received 79 of the total of 174 votes cas in the race for constable Center Township. Bob Fitzhugh polled 61 votes McCawley 34. and Thoma Warm Trend Is Forecast By The Associated Press Showers are expected to em n most of Arkansas early Thursday, paving the way to a predicted warm but rainless weekend. Lows tonight are forecast in the 60s with highs Thursday in the 80s. The National Weather Service said little or no precipitation i expected Friday through Sun day, with lows in the upper 60s lo mid 70s and highs in the low 90s. ' Several storm warnings were issued by the service Tupsda; as a cold front passing througi the state set up turbulen weather. Some funnel cloud, were reported in central Ar kansas, hut no significant dam age resulted. Rainfall reports in the 2' hour period ending at 7:30 a.m today included .74 of an inch a Fayetteville. .47 at Harrison and a trace at Little Rock. ichman but said tie will continue to press an intensifying struggle today over refusal by {he President to allow the former White House aide and his lawyers access to the files. Ehrlichman says his lawyers must be permitted to see 28 months worth of handwritten notes now locked in a White House vault. Nixon has agreed to allow Ehrlichman's attorneys to wait in an adjacent room of the vault, a proposal Gesell has rejected. The President also m a i n t a i n s that only he can decide what is evidence in the case, a position Gesell says he finds offensive. SPECIFIC ORDERS Gesell said he plans to sign "specific orders to enforce the subpoenas in urder that appropriate pretrial release of the pertinent documents among Mr. Ehrlichman's White House papers now in the custody of the President can be accomplished. · thus permitting this trial to go forward as to him at a subsequent date." One lawyer said Gesell might A}} a hearing at which White ouse lawyers would have to emonstrate why Nixon should ot be held in contempt of Cecil's court. Ehrlichman faces other fed- ral charges along with six oth- rs in a courtroom just down the hall from Gesell's. Andrew Hall, one of Ehrlich,an's lawyers, indicated Tues- ay the same strategy used in le plumber case would be ried before U.S. District Judge ohn J. Sirica, hearing the cov- r-up case. Hall said at a pretrial hear- that unless Ehrlichman gets number of behind in the CA1RO (AP) -- President Nixon arrived in Cairo today under extremely tight security to u warm welcome for the first visit to Egypt by an American chief executive in more than 30 years. Nixon, Mrs. Nixon and Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger were received by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and his wife. Meeting for the first time, the two presidents greeted each other warmly as Nixon steppet down from the plane and then reviewed an Egyptian honor guard. A band played the U.S. national anthem before the party was taken into a lounge for re frcshments. The official welcoming remarks were saved for later when Sadat calls on Nixon at his guest house, Kubbah Palace. Military and plainclothes forces were evident every- earlier by Kissinger during his successful efforts to arrange an Egyptian -Israeli troop separation. Provincial Gov. Hans Lech ner said goodby to the President and Mrs. Nixon at the Salzburg airport on behalf of Chancellor Bruno Kreisky, who returned to Vienna Tuesday after meeting with Nixon. The President shook a few The Egyptian capital was decorated with victory arches. American flags and billboards displaying pictures of Nixon and Sadat. In Cairo for the first American, After brief welcoming cere- hands, then stumbled as he walked up the steps to the plane but regained his balance. President Anwar Sadat prepared an enthusiastic welcome president to visit the Middle East since World War II. Cairo's newspapers welcomed Nixon's visit with editorials hailing a new era in Egyptian- American relations. monies at the airport, (he two presidents were to drive into the city amid crowds. The two were to confer later, and the Egyptian president was giving a dinner tonight for his visitors. where. Sadat and Nixon scheduled their first private talks about IV* hours after the American leader's arrival at the Egyptian residence. Tuhra Palace. MIDEAST TOPICS Their meeting? throughout the 48-hour stay are expected to deal generally with the Middle East situation and particularly with the new and growing U.S. role in the area. There was a possibility Sadat and Nixon would formalize an economic agreement reached u f, access to locuments left White House, there is "a denial of due process." Sirica indicated, however, he may not be as convinced as ~udge Gesell that access to the White House files is so vital to fair trial. "What are you going to do about it (if Nixon refuses de- e n s e subpoenas)?" Sirica asked Hall. Suggesting that Hall send a lubpoena lo the White House 'or the same notes Ehrlichman is seeking in the plumbers case, Sirica said: DIFFERENT IDEA "Maybe I have a different idea on this matter than my good friend Judge Gesell." If Sirica, like Gesell, is persuaded to press the White House files issue, the impact would be even greater in the cover-up case. Former chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, Gordon C. Strachan and former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell also face various charges of lying and obstruction of justice. They also may .seek access to evidence still within Nixon's control. Charges of conspiracy to obstruct justice in the case also face Kenneth W. Parkinson and Robert C. Mardian. Heart Attack Kills Driver SPRINGDALE -- A 41-year- old man suffered a heart attack and died while driving his car on Kobinson Avenue Tuesday night, causing the vehicle lo strike another car before finally stopping in a culvert near the Frisco railroad tracks. Attending physician Dr. Stanley Applegate, said the death of R. C. Slaten Jr., of McCollugh Trailer Park, was caused by coronary attack and not the collision. Police said, the Staien vehicle, in which Slaten's wife, Nellie, and his step-daughter were passengers, was traveling west on Robinson Avenue. Slaten passed out and the car crossed [he center line, striking a car driven by Jimmy H. Gulp, 19, of 1300 A. Q. Circle. The Slaten car continued, finally stopping in a deep culvert near the railroad tracks., Culp told police he saw Slaten's head hanging out the window immediately l)eforc the cri.sti. Mrs. Slaten said tier husband told her to grab the steering wneel just belore he passed out, but ie slumped forward over the wheel and she was unable to. She was injured slightly but did not require hospitatizalion. The step-daughter was unhurt. Born March 1, 1933 at Lincoln, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roll and C. Slaten, he was a member of the Baptist Church. He moved to Springdale in 1964. Survivors include the widow of the home; one step daughter, Kathy Ann Shellon of the home; two step-sons. Leon Shelton and Frankie Dale Shelton .both of Blue Springs, Mo.; and four sisters, Funeral arrangements will be announced by Sisco Chanel- Skid On Wet Highway Cecil Kildow, 30, of West Fork Route 2, driver of car at far right, was in fair condition al Washington Regional Medical Center today after his car skidded on wet Hwy. 71 at Baptist Ford Tuesday afernoon and collided w i f h a wrecker (overturned at left). Pickup at center missed both vehicles. Wrecker driver Marvin G Smith, 43, of Fay ettevilte Route Z, was uninjnr ed. (TIMESphoto hy Ken Good) Inappropriate, Says Rodino St. Clair Denied Early Start In Defense WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House lawyer James St. Clair has been rebuffed by Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. in an effort for an Nearly start in presenting President Nixon's impeachment defense Lo the House Judiciary Committee. Rodino, D-N.J., told St. Clair it was "entirely inappropriate" for him to offer a 10,000 word defense brief before the com- NEWS BRIEFS Par Hits Tree Two Fayetteville teenagers escaped serious injury Tuesday night when Ihcir car struck a tree in Wilson Park. Police said a car driven by James Gary Harris, 16, of 940 Douglas Avenue, struck the tree, slightly injuring Harris and his passenger. Matt Holtzen, 16, of 526 N. Highland Avenue. Neither youth required hospital treatment. To Face Marshall In November Murray Wins Nomination For County Sheriff Bill Murray of Fayetteville, · ' former deputy sheriff, won the Democratic nomination for Washington County sheriff in T u e s d a y ' s runoff primary, defeating Johnson Police Chief Dick Hoyt 5,028 to 4.61«. Murray will face Republican Herbert Marshall in the November general electwn. Man-ay polled 55 per cent of the I.OH wlet «Mt in the COB-' test compared to 45 per cent for Hoyt. Fayeteville voters favored the winner by an *' per cent margin, with Murray receiving 54 per cent of the total ot 3,«14 votes cast in Fayetteville's 10 precincts. Hoyt received 1.M3 votes (46 per cent) to Murray's 1,971. In Springdale. Murray won hy the same margrn as he did in the county-wide return*. A total of 2,15* votes wen east m Springdale'i seven precincts. ith Murray receiving l.Ht and Hoyt %«. In Washington County only (excluding Fayetteville and Springdale precincts), Murray polled 57 per cent of the 3.329 votes cast (1,922). Hoyl's share waa 1,047, or 43 per cent. T h e Washington County Democratic Central CornmitU-e will meet al noon Friday certify the election result!. Court Closed Fayelleville Municipal will he closed until Monday, due Found Guilty Paul Smith. 20. Route 5, Springdale. was found guilty Tuesday by a Washington Circuit Court jury on a charge ol Delivery of marijuana. The jury recommended a three year sentence in Ihe state penitentiary. Sentencing is set for June 24. Smilh was accused of making a sale to State Police agent. The trial of Charles Meal, 23. E. Spring Ave.. also for de livery of marijuana, was post poned from its scheduled time Tuesday afternoon because a state chemist was unable lo be at the trial. West Fork Hail West Fork area residents planning on home gardens tc help stem the high cost of food were in a somber mood toda; following a hail storm whicl left up lo one inch of marble sized hail in the area Tuesday. The hailstorm moved in, ac companied by high winds, abou 4:45 p.m. and shredded tree? and gardens, broke window and knocked out electrical ser I vice to West Fork Acres fo a brief time. State Trooper Tommy Wi! liams, who lives in the area said the hailstones "piled like snow.'* Many area residents reported (Jartterw "complete losses." Engine Trouble An ambulance making an mcrgency run from Bnreka prings to Washington Regional ledical Center this morning eveloped engine trouble on Iwy. 45 east inside the city imits. Its passengers, a two-hour old laby and an accompanying jurse, were taken to the hopsi- al by Patrolman Paul Wood, who was assigned to escort the mergcncy vehicle through own. A hospital spokesman said the child died a short time later. Theft Of Bikes Two Springdale boys, ages 8 and 9. have been released in custody of their parents afler arraignment Washington County Juvenile Court. The two hoys were arreslcd iy Springriale police Sunday after a witness said they took two mini-bikes. They were held in the Sprmgdale j a i l on $2.501) iiond each until the arraignment Monday in KaycUeviltc. The hoys pleaded innocent to the charge of juvenile delinquency involving the thelt of the bikes, and a hearing will be scheduled in Juvenile Court. Juvenile Judge Bob Mayes ordered that two be released to Iheir parents pending Ihe hearing. Brace Trial Set ROGF,RS. Ark. (AP) -- July 22 has been set as the trial date for David Brace. 19, of Rogers mittee has received all the e 1 quiry. St. Clair brought the brief ,he hearing Tuesday, inlendin .0 give each member a cop But Rodino refused to accept rfc cited a committee rule th stales St. Clair will be invite ,o respond when all cviden las been presented. St. Clair t would not discu .he incident, but Rodino to newsmen Nixon's lawyer al presented a letler saying .hough! it would be helpful f members lo gel the Whi House view of the evidence Ihey go along. Rodino said i n d i v i d u a l mem bcrs could ask St. Clair for his brief but that it would not be accepted formally before the evidentiary hearings are completed, expected to be next Thursday. St. Clnir has ben allowed to attend Ihe closed door hearings as an observer, but not to participate. Committee chief counsel John Doar defended Rodino's ruling and said there is a public mis conception about the way the impeachment inquiry is being conducted. He and chiem minor, ty counsel Albert Jenncr arc jresenting factual information waring on presidential conduct without comment or without drawing conclusions, Doar said at a news briefing. Senate Panel Plans Review Of Testimony WASHINGTON (AP) -- A ongressnvan says he has seen roof that Secretary of State enry A. Kissinger, despite his worn denial, ordered national purity wiretaps. Rep. Joshua Eilberg, D-Pa., member of the House udiciary Committee, said uesday, "Materials have been upplicd to us which constitute ositive proof that Kissinger id institute those taps." The Senate Foreign Relations ommittee decided earlier uesday to take another look at Kissinger's testimony con- crning wiretaps last Septem- »r during his confirmation ea rings. Kissinger, at a news confer- nce at Salzburg, Austria, hrealenod to resign if con- rpversy over his role in lh« wiretapping is not cleared up. He asked for the committee's eview and denied that he lied o the panel. At issue is the extent of Kisinger's involvement in the wiretapping of 13 government ifficials and four newsmen be- ween May 1969 and February 971. Last September Kissinger estified that he never recommended the wiretapping, hut supplied names of persons who access to sensitive documents leaked to the newi media. LARGER ROLE However, recent press re- »rts have described a larger Kissinger role in the wiretapping. And today there were new reports, including one in Th« Washington Post quoting FBI documents which sharply contradict Kissinger's version. The Boston Globe said two top secret memos from late FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover Lo former Atty. Gen John N. Mitchell on May 12. 1970, apparently contradict Kissinger. The Globe said the memos, now in the possession of the House Judiciary Committee, name two persons whose residences were to be tapped to determine if they had leaked information to tljf press. The paper quoted the memos as saying that the wiretaps were "requested" by Kissinger. Eilberg, m a telephone interview, told The Associated Press, "I can say categorically there is a direct conflict between what we have and what he said to the Foreign Relations Committee." In a television interview Tuesday, Eilberg, asked whether he was saying that Kissinger did not tell the truth, replied, "I'm saying that." However, he told The AP. "There's a clear conflict as it appears to me. I wouldn't say he tied." WIRE TAP He said the information h« has seen shows Kissinger re- charge. first-degree murder He is accused in the death nl Guy Wayne Seewright. 53. of Bentonville. Seewright was .shot in Ihe chest and head on Jan. 7 at the Empire Seed Co. plant in Ro gers. He w a s an employe at the plant. Brace pleaded innocent Ti day when arraigned in Benton County Circuit Court before Judge Bill Enfield. BILL MURRAY ceived more than 50 logs of wiretapped conversations. "It was quite clear that he instituted those wiretaps." Eilberg said. Eilberg declined to say what materials before the committee constituted th»; proof. However, the committee has resuls of an FBI inquiry into the wiretaps. Another committee member. Rep. Charles Wiggins. R-Calif., disagreed. "I cannot share my colleague's certainty as to the evidence." Wiggins said on the same television interview. A third committee member. Rep. John F. Seibcrling Jr.. D- CCONTTNUED ON PAGE TWOi Senate Passes Weapons Bill With Limit On Saigon Aid WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has passed a $21.S-billion military weapons procurement bill with a $900 million limit on military aid to South Vietnam for the coming year. Approved Tuesday, . t h e measure goes lo the House-Senate conference committee for f i n a l adjustment of differences. The House last month voted to authorize $2.6 billion for weapons development and purchase for the U.S. armed forces and $1.126 billion for military aid to South Vietnam. The Nixon administration budget called for $3.1 billion for procurement and $1.6 billion for South Vietnam. The Senate rejected 46 to 45 an amendment to cut military assistance to South Vietnam to J7SO million. Sen. Harold E Hughes, D-Iowa, defended the recommended by Armed Service! 900 million he Senate Committee as a clear signal in tself "that the South Vietnamese government no longer has a blank check." During seven days of Senate debate, the Senate defeated amenoV menta to reduce funding for such new weapons systems as the Bl bombe rand the submarine launched cruise missile. Conversely, the Senate defeated Tuesday on a 68-3 roll call an amendment hy Sens. Charles Me C. Malhias. R-Md. and Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., to add $16 million to the bill to start design of a new ballistic missile liring nuclear submarine to complement the larger Trident. The hill provides $1.9 billion requested hy the administration for continued development at the Trident submarine system.

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