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Editorial , 4 For women 5 Amusements 19 Sports 11-12 Comics 14 Classified 15-17 115th YEAR-NUMKft I J2ott1jU)rst The Public Interest It Th« First Concern Of This Newspaper UrETTEVlUE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JUNC 14, 1974 IOCAI rOMCAST- Partly cloudy and warmer through Saturday with a wry slight chance of thundenbow- en. Low last night 60. L o w tonight should be from the mid to upper 60s. Highs Saturday near 90. Sunset today 1:14; sunrise Saturday 5:49. Weather map on page L ·£18 PAGfS-TBi CMTS (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) SUSPECTS BOOKED AT COUNTY JAIL .Cordes, left, exhibits rage jollomng his capture while Phillips remains calm Arrives In Saudi Arabia Nixon Promises Large-Scale Aid To Egypt JIDDA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -President Nixon flew Into Saudi Arabia on a sleepy Moslem Sabbath today and was embraced by King Faisal on the airport tarmac. He arrived from Cairo where he wound up a triumphal 48- hour visit by announcing the United States would provide large-scale aid to Egypt for agricultural and industrial development, including nuclear power. . The Israeli government said it must closely examine the issue of U.S. nuclear aid to Egypt before issuing any official reaction. But the Israeli state radio gave the nuclear news as the first item in its bulletins, indicating Israeli concern over the possibility of E g y p t developing nuclear ; weapons. After an overnight stay in Alexandria, a visit to the Pyramids and a final conference, Nixon and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt appeared together at a ceremony in Cairo to announce a joint statement of principles. It included agreements worked out earlier by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Sadat. NO FIGURES No figures were given on .what the aid would cost. - The joint statement said the American and Egyptian governments will negotiate an agreement to enable Egypt to generate nuclear power by the early 1980s. "Upon conclusion of such an agreement, the United States is prepared to sell nuclear reactors and fuel to Egypt," the statement said. In the meantime, the United States and Egypt will conclude "a provisional agreement for the sale of nuclear fuel to Egypt," it added. The joint agreement did not specifically prohibit Egypt from using American nuclear aid for weapons. But the United States is bound by the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty to insure that any nuclear assistance it provides does not end up in weapons, and the announcement today said the sale of nuclear material to Egypt would , be "under agreed safeguards." This American aid would enable Egypt to close some of the nuclear gap between it and Israel, which has two nuclear reactor!! and numerous first-rate scientists. Israel's leaders have said repeatedly they have no intention of producing nuclear arms, but political and military observers in Europe and the United States are convinced Israel is able to turn out such arms. Nixon pledged American money, capital investment and technological aid to help with Egypt's reconstruciton, industrialization, agricultural improvement and scientific and educational advancement as 115 YEARS OF TIMES The Northwest Arkansas TIMES today begins its 115th year of publication. The TIMES began its existence as the Fayettteville Democrat In 1860, but the exact date of the first issue is questionable. Historians mention three dates - June 14, July 26 and Aug. 10. The newspaper has long carried the founding date of June 14, I860 in its masthead. itirnvBHaiH Saudi Arabian Alliance Urged BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -North Yemen's new military junta is expected to swing the Red Sea republic into line with Saudi Arabia, leftist Beirut newspapers predicted today. They said the leader of the coup, Col. Ibrahim el Hamdi, 31, in the past has advocated an alliance with the Saudi government as "the best way out of Yemen's economic and financial crisis." Hamdi and six other members of a military council replaced President Abdul Rahman Iryani and the other two members of his ruling Presidency Council Thursday evening, declared a state of emer gency and closed the borders and airports "until further notice." Oil-rich Saudi Arabia, where President Nixon arrived today, gave tacit support to the coup in its poverty-stricken next-door neighbor. King Faisal's government said it considered the events in Yemen a domestic affair and would not "tolerate any external intervention." The radio station in S'ana. Yemen's capital, said President Iryani and Sheik Abdulla el Ahmar, head of the 50-man parliament, resigned because of a conflict over "administrative stagnation and corruption the government machinery." well as "to help strengthen the financial structure of Egypt." The statement said Treasury Secretary William E. Simon would visit Cairo soon to get this started. Oil Exporters To Decide On Price Hikes By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Decisions that could change the price of American gasoline and affect the growth of developing countries will be weighed this weekend by a group of nations that control 80 per cent of world oil exports. Meeting in Quito, Ecuador, beginning Saturday, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will attempt to decide on common policy and set their prices for crude oil for the next three months. The meeting could bring to a head policy differences between Saudi Arabia, which favors lowering prices, and olher OPEC nations which back some form of price increase. This difference has been sharpened in recent months by a burgeoning world oil surplus that has weakened prices while world inflation continues largely unchecked. INCREASE POSTED The OPEC nations posted a four-fold increase in crude oil prices last year and have frozen these prices since. Posted prices are used to figure the taxes and royalties the producing countries get from international oil conipanies. They vary with the quality of the oil but a common benchmark is the price of Arabian light crude. It is posted at $11.65 per 42- gallon barrel, which means the company pays about $7 in taxes. The companies have been getting about $9 on the open market. The OPEC ministers could increase posted prices, as some tried do in March. They could leave them unchanged. Or they could adopt the Saudi position and lower the-m. One olher option is to leave the posted price unchanged but increase the tax from the present 55 per cent to about 87 per cent. This was proposed by an OPEC economic commission to "reap the windfall profits" of the Western oil companies. Record Drug 'Buy 1 Triggers 2 Arrests Dairy Funds Returned By Candidates WASHINGTON (AP) -- Polltj ical candidates have returned nearly 30 per cent of the campaign contributions given them by the three biggest dairy cooperatives since Watergate investigators began looking at mi!k money, campaign finance reports indicate. An Associated Press tabulation shows that at least 10 can didates have given back sums totaling $27,150--28.9 per cent of the $94,090 the co-ops gave 16 individual candidates -since Sept. 1, about the time the Senate Watergate committee took up the milk-fund affair. During the same period, the dairy-farmer groups have continued to reap political money from their members at the rate of more than $1 million a year. The pace of collections has dropped only 8 per cent in the last year. The dairymen now have amassed a cash fund of (2.2 million for this year's elections', according to reports filed with federal agencies. POLITICAL TRUST The largest of the co-ops, Associated Milk Producers, Inc., has $1.55 .million, the richest political trust in the nation. The other two big co-ops, Dairymen, Inc., and Mid-America Dairymen, Inc.. each have funds of more than $300,000. Although m a n y candidates have returned dairy donations, and others have sent word that they don't want any, neither the Democratic nor t h e Republican p a r t y has returned any milk money. The co-ops have given 593.013 since Sept. 1 to various national, state and county committees of both parties. This is roughly as much as the dairymen gave to individual candidates. Of the total, $57, | I73 went to Democrat- committees and $35,540 to GOP. Those known to have returned money are Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kans., $15,600; Gov. W e n d e l l Anderson,D-Minn., $6,000; former Rep. Abner J. Mikva, D-I11., $2,000; Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, D-I11., $1,500; Rep. .lames R. Jones, D Okla., $1,000; Rep. Thomas Railsback, R-II1.. $500; Sen. Gaylord Nelson", D-Wis., $250; Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., $100; Rep. Wayne Owens, D-Utah, $100V and Texas State Rep. Frank Lombardino. a Democrat, $100. Also, a $2,000 donation was returned by a bipartisan committee, the Oklahoma Dairy Committee of Dell City. Okla. This was part of $6,273 that the co-ops gave to nonpartisan or bipartisan groups. WATERGATE DISCLOSURES Those who gave money back generally said they acted because of Watergate disclosures about the coops. Three of the rcfunders. Rangel, Railsback and Owens, are members o( the House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating allegations that the co-ops influenced President Nixon to raise milk prices in 1971. Of Nixon's Political Enemies Rodino Raps Tax Harrassment - WASHINGTON (AP) --The c h a i r m a n of the House Judiciary Committee considers charges of tax harassment of political enemies by the Nixon administration a "very significant" part of the committee's impeachment inquiry. Rep. Peter W. Rodino Jr., D- -N.J., said the evidence dealing with the Internal Revenue Service "raises a question of whether t h e r e has been a serious abuse of power by the office of the presidency." The charges, involving audits of selected tax returns and leaks of tax information, originally were aired in the Senate Watergate hearings last year when existence of the White · House enemies list became ·known. , . They «Uo include alleged fa- vorabi* tax treatment for 'friends of the administration. Rodino spoke at a news briefing Thursday after the conclusion of the IRS presentation to the comrnittee. He declined to say whether any of the evidence linked President Nixon to the IRS actions. Another member. Rep. Edward Mezvinsky, D-Iowa, said, "We wouldn't be looking at it," if there was no indication of presidential involvement. Mezvinsky said he considered the IRS matter "as significant, if not more so, than the Watergate matter." But Rep. Robert McClory. R-HI.. a l s o at the briefing, said he did not detect any serious problem for the President in the IRS presentation. The committee's special counsel for the impeachment inquiry, John Doar, said he will a ik the committee to subpoena a key bit of evidence that could bear on Nixon's knowledge of the use of the IRS for political purposes. The committee lacks a 17-minute segment of a White House tape that U.S. District Judge John 'J. Sirica deleted from a longer conversation The Sept. 15, 1972, tape was one of Ihe original nine tapes subpoenaed by the special prosecutor's office. Sirica deleted a portion of it as irrelevant to the Watergate investigation. However, special prosecutor Leon Jaworski asked that it be released and Sirica agreed. The While House has until today to appeal Sirica's decision. Doar said the subpoena would be directed to President Nixon. Rodino hopes to finish presenting evidence next week and is not expected to call' a business meeting lor a week to 10 days. Also due to be settled at the next ·mecling are Ihe questions of calling witnesses, making public at least a portion of the evidence so far presented, and a r r a n g i n g for While House lawyer James D. St. Clair to respond to the evidence. It was learned Thursday that Doar plans to recommend that the committee call Archibald Cox, former special prosecutor, whose f i r i n g last Oct. 20 touched off a furor that led to the impeachment inquiry. Doar also Is believed to want to hear from Elliot L. Richardson, who arranged for Ihe special prosecutor's office and picked Cox as a means of winning Senate confirmation as attorney general. Nixon's personal finances, including his income tax pay- mtnts for 1969-72, also will be examined next week. --TIMESPhoto by POLICE MOVE IN ON ONE SUSPECT ... as on unmarked car blocks escape, three officers from state, city and federal agencies arrest rifle-armed Cordes in parking lot Watergate Seven Seek Conviction Reversals WASHINGTON CAP) -- T h e o r i g i n a l seven Watergate break-in defendants are seeking to overturn their convictions in hearings before the U.S. Court of Appeals, All have asked for reversals of tlieir convictions on various asking the appeals court to offenses stemming from the June 17. 1972, burglary at Democratic National Committee headquarters. G. Gordon Liddy, the silent man among the defendants, is Despite Memphis Report DA Denies President Named ed it. ation Pryor. TTLE ROCK (AP) -- A aphis newspaper reported y that a Maryland educator been chosen to fill the pres- cy of the University of Aras. e Commercial Appeal said C; E. Bishop, a chancellor he University of Maryland, offered the job and accept- e newspaper attributed its matton to "university ces," lliam Hughes, director of rmation at the University of ansas, Fayetteville campus Bishop is only one of sev- candidates under consider- n but no definite decision been made. shop was In Little Rock rsday and met with Gov. Bumpers and Democratic material nominee David )r. Pryor confirmed today that he met with Bishop. "He seemed like a real nice man. but I frankly do not know whether he has been offered £he job (as U of A president)." Pryor said. A list of more t h a n 250 prospects was compiled last year as the UA Board of Trustees' search committee began seeking a new president. The newspaper also said Bishop came to Arkansas about two weeks ago where he met Bumpers and was given a tour of university facilities. He reportedly was interested in meeting the next governor of Arkansas before accepting the job and returned Thursday for that purpose. Dr. David W. M u l t i n s retired March 1 after serving 14 years as UA president. His was t h e second-longest tenure of a n y UA president. NEWS BRIEFS Named Director H e r b e r t Lunday. band director at Kamay Junior High School has been named director at Payebteville High School. Lunday succeeds Richard Niven who has held the position of band director at the high school for the past two years. Niven has accepted a position with Southwest Baptist College at Bolivar, Mo. Lunday. a g r a d u a t e of Arkansas Tech at Husscilvillc has directed the Ramay Band for four years. A p p l i c a n t s f o r Ramay director are being interviewed by school officials. Board Reorganized WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. Parole Board has an- nouned a reorganization plan establishing five regional offices and authorizing professional staff members to make initial parole decisions. The change is designed to speed board action on the parole petitions of thousands of federal prisoners and lo give more inmates an opportunity to appeal parole denials. Votes Ceiling WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has voted 74 to 12 to clamp a $295 billion ceiling on federal spending in the fiscal year starting July 1. a $10 billion cut in President Nixon's budget recommendations. The spending ceiling was added as an amendment to a hill raising federal de-posit insurance from tlie present $20.000 maximum to $25,000. 1. Wins Contract Mr. and Mrs. Oscar M. Hall of Springdaie won the contract to build and lease a new Post Office building for Tontitown, according to Durwood F. Harris, manager of the Little Rock Postal District. The building will contain 1,046 square feet of space and will he located on the south side of Hwy. 68 east of East First Street. The Postal Service will lease the building for 10 years with options on additional 20 years. Completion date is to be Nov. Windfall Tax Urged WASIIIGGTON (AP) -- A windfall profits lax should be imposed on the oil industry if price controls on petroleum are allowed to expire, federal energy director John Sawhill said Thursday. In testimony before a congressional joint economic subcommittee, Sawhtll said t h e removal of price controls on petroleum likely would result in a windfall profit of $9 billion to $10 billion. Won't Testify WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Nixon's new chief economic adviser has Invoked executive privilege in refusing to testify before a congcrssional committee investigating the slate of the economy, the panel s vice today. chairman announced overturn his conviction for conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping on grounds the judge in the original trial improperly instructed the jury in the case.. Lawyers for Liddy say U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica took, insufficient care in making sure the jurors were not biased against Liddy when the trial began. : . - . Liddy, once the counsel for the Finance Committee-to Re- Elect the President, is the only original defendant still In Jail, The others have finished their jail term's or have been released pending appeal. Liddy also faces charges in the plumbers trial tentatively scheduled to begin next week. He has been sentenced to a term of six years, eight months to 20 years and fined $40,000 in the Watergate burglary, in addition to sentences tacked on for refusing to testify before a House subcommittee a n d 8 grand jury. Five of the original defendants, E. Howard H u n t Jr.. Bernard Barker, Virgilio R. Gonzalez, Eugenio R. Martinez and Frank A. Sturgis, are asking the appeals court for permission to revoke the guilty pleas they entered in the trial Sirica presided over, claiming they realized only subsequently t h a t the break-in had political motives. They claim they pleaded guilty, believing the burglary was a legitimate national security operation. A legal brief filed by Hunt's lawyers also investigation says the federal of the break-in was improperly conducted. Standing Ovation DALLAS (AP) -- Southern Baptists gave Vice President Gerald Ford a standing ovation today as he urged them to bring the country's morals back to the "Faith of our Fathers Living Still" -- a line from a h y m n . Ford spoke before 1,500 messengers to the Southern Baptist Conference (SBC) convention at a breakfast following the three- day meeting. Springdale Men Face Charges By IJNDA DOBKINS TIMES SUff Writer What is believed to be' the largest "drug buy" ever made in Arkansas-resulted Thursday in the arrest of two Springdale men and the confiscation of 150.000 amphetamine pills in Fayetteville. Dennis Eugene Cordes, 26, and Robert L. Phillips, 24, pleaded innocent to three separate charges each todjy in Circuit Court. A c h a r g e of possession of a controlled s u b s t a n c e (amphetamines) involves an incident Thursday at the Northwest Arkansas Plaza, where the two were arrested. Both Cordes.and Phillips are also charged with illegal delivery of a controlled substance (amphetamines) on Majr 31 and again on June 1. The two were arrested Thursday by state, federal, county and city law enforcement officers at the scene of a sal* set up through narcotics agents. Police said a deal had been made to sell the 150,000 pills for $18.000. That amount of amphetamines has a street value estimated at more than $50,000. LONG INVESTIGATION The case against Cordes and Phillips has been under investigation for some time. Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, the Arkansas State Police and local officials have cooperated in the investigation. Federal agents said th« 150,000 amphetamines were the most ever taken in a single incident in Arkansas. Undercover agents set up s "hay" with Cordos and Phillips, who agreed to deliver the drugs between 2 and 3 p.m. Thursday on the parking Icit of the Northwest Arkansas Plaza. In return they were to receive $18,000 in cash. Officers from the various agencies involved staked out the sprawling parking lot and when C o r ri c s and Phillips arrived--in two seperate cars-an undercover agent made the buy from Phillips. POLICE MOVED IN Police said that after the agent bought the bagged drugs, Phillips transferred them from his car to the agent's. It was at this point that officers moved in Tor the arrests. Cordes was observing t h e transaction in another car about a block away on the lot, apparently backing up Phillips in case of trouble. Police said Cordes vyas armed with a semiautomatic carbine, which he did not have time to use b e f o r e police arrested him. Phillips was armed with a .38 caliber pistol. No shots were fired. Both men, who gave addresses in Springdale, were booked at the Washington Coun'v jail and held over night on $50,000 bond each pending arraignment today. Bond was set at $50,000 on each count in arraignment today, making a total of $150,000 for each man. No trial dale was set. Law enforcement officers say the price of an amphetamine pill on the street can range anywhere from 25 cents per pill lo 75 cents, averaging about 35 cents. Arabs Stress Importance Of Settling Palestinian Issue A News Analysis By HARRY DUNPHV BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -President Nixon is likely !o ret u r n from the .Middle East convinced there can be no peace in the area until the Palestinian question is resolved. Three guerrillas underlined that truth--and tried to mar Nixon's so far t r i u m p h a n t visit-- by attacking a settlement in northern Israel Thursday. A spokesman for their organization told a news conference in Beirut the raid was a demonstration of "how every Arab should receive Nixon, the chief imperialist in the world." Most Arab leaders the American President is meeting want to encourage the Improving relations between Ihe United States and the Arab worlJ. But they are not passing up the opportunity to drive home t h e important* of the Palestinian issue. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat was f i r s t off the mark Wednesday nfght. At the state banquet he gave for Nixon, h« b l u n t l y told the President UM United States must do more to settle Ihe Palestinian question. "the crux of the whole problem in the troubled region." ' Nixon side-stepped, saying b*. had not come "with reato. made solutions" to decade-ttd problems. They will require "% great deal of delicate diploma* cy on the part of all parties concerned," he said. In Saudi Arabia, next stop ·· Nixon's tour, crusty 69 year-ell King Faisal is expected to the issue again. Faisal and neighboring wait reportedly have often* help establish a Pal state on the West Bank Jordan River with their ofl lionj if Israel gives Jordan lost Bank to Israel In UM

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