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Church Directory 3 Editorial -, 4 far Women S Sports B « Amusements T .. 7 Cxn»c» ( Classified B-ll 115* YfAJt-NUMBSt 2 Hi* Public Interest Is HM First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE IS, 1974 tOCAl ·OttCAJT- Partly cloudy with a «hjht chance of ttundenho«*n tonight. Probable front*! passa*. Partly cloudy and cooler Sunday. Low tonight 62 ;high Sunday 75-85. Sum* today 1:35; sunrise Sunday 5:59. Weather map on page Z. MOB-TEN CBiTS Nixon Promises New Arms To Oil-Rich Saudi Arabia Tender Loving Care For Mini Whale 'Peabody,* a baby pigmy Ian. The 401 pound baby was ·perm whale, sucks the finger found off Ft. Lauderdale by a of Miami Seaquarium veterin- diving party. The 41-inch ary technlclap Brace Jaiidag- 'Peabody' eats homogenized herring, simulated milk and a little castor oil. (AP Wire- photo) Conspiracy To Aid Dean Hinted In Memo WASHINGTON (AP) -- Meet-; ings between President Nixon and then White House counsel John W. Dean III in February 1973 may have been aimed at giving Dean an excuse to claim executive privilege, according to a House Judiciary Committee staff memo quoted in today's Los Angeles Times. 'According to the memorandum, grand j u r y testimony indicates that, prior to that time, Dean had been concerned that he could not make such a claim if called to .testify before the Senate Watergate committee, the newspaper said. However, the Times noled that a cover letter to the May 24 memo from committee staff lawyer William P. Dixon said: "This memo is interpretative on my part and the facts presented herein may be interpreted differently by others," The memo mentions grand jury testimony and other evidence to support a theory that Nixon participated in the Watergate cover-up, the Times says. MEMO QUOTED The. Times quotes the memo :as' saying that Nixon didn't 'start meeting with Dean until ·;Dean indicated fear that he would be called before the committee but wouldn't be able to claim .executive privilege be'-cause he had not discussed Watergate directly with Nixon. '* Nixon maintained publicly for two months thereafter that Dean could not testify because of executive privilege. He later relented on ithat and Dean '.linked the President to the cover-up in his testimony. In other Watergate related stories: --Washington Gov. Dan Evans said he will ask Congress to consider his proposal that Nixon be granted amnesty 'for any involvement in Water;gate. ! --Vice President Gerald R. 'Ford said he is certain the .House will reject a move to im:peach Nixon because "there just isn't any evidence.' ' ' --Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski said the House Judiciary Committee and not the Supreme Court should. decide whether there ·was enough evidence for a :grand jury to name Nixon as an imindioted co-conspirator in .the Watergate case. --The U.S. Court of Appeals was asked to erase charges against the original seven Wa tergate break-in conspirators or at least to grant them new trials. ,. -^U. S. District Court Judge Gerhard Gesell decided to con inue with the trials of all de- endants in. the Ellsberg break- i case, ending uncertainty bout whether the trial of John X Ehrlichman would be sepa- ated from the others. --Sen. Howard H. Baker Jr, R-Tenn, said leaks to the news media could threaten the rights of defendants at trials stemming from the Watergate investigation. COLD FRONT MAY INVADE ARKANSAS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Conditions were r i g h t f o r still more thunderstorms, the National Weather Service said today. The NWS issued several severe thunderstorm warnings this morning, h u t an NWS spokesman said no major property damage had b e e n reported in Arkansas. An electrical s t o r m with heavy rain, high wind a n d hail knocked out power in sections of the Little Rock area Friday night and early today. Arkansas Power Light Co. crews were called out to repair the damage. Liltle Rock police received reports of trees and limbs down. The NWS said cooler air was circulating southward into Arkansas in the upper levels of the atmosphere. A cold front was located on a line from North-Central Missouri southwest into South Kansas this morning, and it was expected to enter Northwest Arkansas. Suspect Held After Raid Leonard Michael Chapman, 2! of Siloam Springs, was arrcsiDc: Friday afternoon by city -ind State Police on charges of possession with intent to deliver and delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana). Police said Chapman was ap proached at a residence at 42 ; N. West St. by a narcotics a gent, who made the "buy" thai resulted in the delivery charge Police Ihen obtained a search warrant, found anotit six "lids" of marijuana between a be mattress and springs, and Chapman was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. Chapman is free on $10,0(K bond pending arraignment nc\ week in Washington Circui Court. Rogers Police Hold Suspect In Slaying A man suspected of shooting a woman --believed to he his wife -- to death at Rogers about midnight Friday or early Saturday morning was being held in the Rogers city jail today. Rogers police declined to re- ease names and details of the slaying, which occurred in the Rogers city limits. At press ;ime today they had confirmed only that a murder look place and that a suspect is in custodj awaiting filing of charges Monday. However, Rogers police asked area law agencies early this mornirrg to be on the lookout for Kent James Deason, 31, ap parently Ihe suspect in the case. Rogers police said Deason was traveling in a red Fore pickup truck and had two small children with hrm. He portedly armed with a pistol.' About 3 a.m., law enforcement officers were notified thai the suspect was in custody al Rogers. Police in Rogers said they could not give the name of either the suspect or the victim pending notification of relatives, Nuclear Aid Pact Draws Criticism WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres ident Nixon's offer of nuclear aid to Egypt has drawn criticism from a number of key congressional figures, some claiming it could lead to the dc /elopment of nuclear weapons the Arab world. Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Vash., predicted Egypt would 'ie able to build an atomic veapcn within seven years un- ler Nixon's offer. "It's cockeyed," he said. And Sen. Frank Church, D daho. said he would propose egislalion prohibiting all foreign aid to Egypt until that na- ion ratifies the treaty on non- jroliferation of nuclear weapons. In Jidda, Saudi Arabia, presidential Press Secrttary Ronald L. Ziegler responded to the congressional criticism by assuring hat any agreement signed with *5gypt will have "sharply drawn, thorough safeguards." Ziegler also noted that any agreement for supplying U.S. nuclear aid to a foreign nation must be submitted to the Joinl Atomic Energy Committee for ·eview. And in Chicago, Vice President Gerald R. Ford said that Egyptian President Anwar Sadat knows t h a t if the materials are used for nonpeaceful purposes, "we will cut them off within seconds." Nixon's announcement that he United States will £ic Egypt in the development o nuclear power for peaceful pur xises, made Friday ia Cairo before his departure to Saud Arabia, also provoked a critica response from the American Jewish Congress. The organization said in statement released in N e w York that Nixon's decision was 'more likely to endanger world peace than preserve it." ACLU Goes To Bat ... Lebanese Applaud BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) The Cairo communique nouncing American intentions lo supply Egypt with nuclear fuels and reactors was cdito rially applauded here today as a "monumental achievement' by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat. The agreement, announce! jointly by President Nixon and Sadnl on Thursday, said Ihe two countries would conclude a provisional pact this month on the sale of nuclear fuel ti Egypt. A permanent agreement \vil be negotiated, the communiqu said. LITTLE ROCK (AP) Southwestern Electric Power . was told by the state Public Service Commission on Friday he company's environmental mnact statement for a proposed coal fired generating lant was deficient. SWEPCO wants to build the plant in' conjunction with the Arkansas" Electric Cooperative lorp. on Little Flint Creek in Benton County. U.S. Output Increasing WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thi nation's industrial production capacity shows signs of shaking off the slump brought on by tin Arab oil embargo The Federal Reserve Board reported on Friday that indus trial output, boosted by a reviv ing aulomobile industry, ros for the second month in a ro\ in May. The latest rise was four tenths of 1 per cent. Outpu rose three-tenths of 1 per cen April after four straigh months of decline. Although output is strength ening, the May index of 125. stood four-tenths of 1 per cen above a year earlier, but below the 127.5 index for Novembe when the impact of the embar go hit. Federal Reserve analyst said production is still shaky or the important raw material les'el. but the figures lent som hope that the administration i right i n ' its expectation tha current economic miseries ar bottoming out, if they haven already. The current struggle for in duslry is lo gear up its produc tion to satisfy surging demam As Scandal Weakens Foreign Policy Top SALT Negotiator Quits A News Aaalysis By ENDBE MART«N WASHINGTON (AP) - The resignation of a top U.S. negotiator at the SALT talks raises again t h e question of whether Watergate is affecting foreign policy. · Paul H. Nitze, senior Pentagon negotiator at the talks, quit Friday, leaving little doubt that h* thought the scandal had weakened the ability of the Nix': on administration to negotiate a . strong pact with the Soviet Union. -' "Until the office of the presl- ^dency has been restored to its 'principal function of upholding 'the Constitution and taking 1 care of the fair execution of the taws, and thus be able to function affectively at bam* and abroad, I see no real prospect for reversing certain unfortunate trends in the evolving situation," Nitze's statement said. Although Nitze did not mention Watergate or President Nixon, his action was a clear blow to the administration. It came less than two weeks before Nixon was to go to Moscow n June 27, Some sources interpreted Nitze's resignation at this time as an expression to show disapproval in advance, should Nixon sign a new SALT agreement with fewer safeguards for Nzezt riyit tha nn se meriuccA American security than Nitze favors. Several key members of Con greu expressed similar con- cern Friday ahout Nixon's offer of nuclear aid to Egypt. They expressed fear that it might lead to nuclear weapons in the Middle East. Sens. Frank Church. D-Idaho, and Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., both of whom had opposed Nixon's visit to the Middle East while the House impeachment investigation is in progress, said Ihe nuclear offer indicated they were right. The question about the relationship between foreign policy and domestic affairs has bothered policy and lawmakers ever since the Watergate scandal erupted. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger has been asked the question many times. In an interview televised ra tionally Friday night. Kissinge said he would resign and spea out publicly if he ever felt for eign policy was being manipu lalcd for domestic political pur poses. "Foreign policy has to reflec the continuing values of th American people and it canno he the subject of partisan po icy," Kissinger said in the in tervicw for a ABC Televisior special about him. The Interview was taped las Saturday and on Tuesday th question took on a more person al tone for Kissinger. Reactin to press reports challenging th accuracy of his testimony abou domestic wiretapping, the sec rclary threatened to resign. i'ii FTP TrRTKEaNnniBKan milimp ...For A Female Infielder DENVER, Colo. (AP) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has threatened to file suit unless a 9-year-old female intielder who's batting .500 is reinstated in a boys' baseball league. Directors of the Catholic Youth Recreation Association voted 6 0 Thursday night to fire Coach Michael R. Ousley of Denver, w h o allowed Ann-Marie Sandquist lo piay second base in four games. The ACLU wants Ann-Marie to continue playing and Ousley to return as volunteer coach. Otherwise, the ACLU said, it will p r e s s the Denver Parks and Recreation Department to prevent the association from using city-owned baseball diamonds for its games, a spokesman said. The civil liberties group says excluding Ann-Marie is unlawful discrimination. League president Thomas E. Wilson s a i d Friday the league's directors concluded that Ousley violated an association by-law limiting participation to boys. Ousley said Aryi-Marie is one of the best players he's seen. The 60-pound right-hander has been at bat twice. She slammed a double and was thrown out at first. Wilson stopped games Monday and Wednesday when Ann-Marie entered the game, and the team forfeit*^ the contests she played in. On Little Flint Creek-Power Plant Environmental Statement Ruled Deficient The PSC told SWEPCO a n d the cooperatives to answer 62 questions in writing. The PSC said the f i r m s should consider alternate sides both within and outside their respective service area. Of the proposed plant, the PSC said, "Despite the f a c t that the sulfur content is low. when 312 tons of coal are used each hour, the total amount of sulfur over 25 years remains a problem. Particulate 'matter will be 98.5 per cent controlled, according to the statement. The 1.5 per cent that escapes would be the very finest particulates. These are the most dangerous to the health of humans and an imals." · The chicken and cattle in- Just A Love Tap A two-week-old West Indian flamingo chick is nuzzled hy Us mother at the San Diego, Calif., zoo. The infant Is one of two which have been hatched at the zno during the current breeding season. (AP Wirepholo) NEWS BRIEFS Returns Certified The returns of the run-off election Tuesday in the Demo cratic primaries were certified Friday by the Washington County Election Commission. The Democratic Central Committee will meet at 12 noon Monday at the Washington Circuit Courtroom. This will be followed by an election of officers by the newly elected committee men. Cattle Withheld SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Neb. (AP) -- Hundreds of cattle feeders have pledged not to sell any choice grade steers weighing over 1.200 pounds (or less than 40 cents a pound, begin ning Sunday midnight. The action came Friday night as more than 1,000 cattle feeders from a 10-state area tried to find a solution to declining cattle prices. "This is not price fixing. This is not a holding action. Let's call this price leadership," said Clarence Vos, a Kingsley, Iow«, cattle feeder. He said the ac tion will continue for an in definite time. Youth Injured Mark Dover, 11. 604 Whitham St., suffered minor injuries Friday afternoon when his bicycle was hit by a car at the intersection of Leverett Avenue and Sycamore Street. Mrs. Earline McDonald. 44, of Lincoln, said the youth crossed the street in front of her and that she was unable to stop.. Dover was treated at Wash- ngton Regional Medical Center and sent to a doctors' office. Mrs. McDonald and her son. who was a passenger in the car, were not injured. Foil Injures Boy Robert Cumby. 17, of Ozark. was admitted to Washington Regional Medical Center Friday night fo rtreatment of injuries he received when he fell from the top of a garage on West Dickson Street. Fayetteville police received a call about the accident when Cumby was taken to the hospital by friends. According to police, Cumby and his friends had been drinking wine before t h e fall. Police said Cumby broke sev era! ribs and posibly suffered a broken wrist. .'i !£SM.ietifaf.i:iMiKtaK:yt(i*wi dustries are of major importance in the Benton County area, the PSC said. "Very careful studies should be providec to show the effect on human beings and animals of the fine particulates that would be emitted." the PSC concluded. The PSC also said, "While il is generally accepted that the demand for power will continue to increase in the years t come, it is becoming increas : ingly apparent that the rate increase may not continue tc grow at its present rate." The PSC said . the firm- should examine factors such as the substitution of energy con s e r v a t i o n advertising f o r promotional advertising, rising electricity prices, a flat-charge rate structure and increasec charges for peak-load power. The PSC said thermal pollu tion greater than anticipated by the applicants "appears inevi table during periods of .sus tained low-flow and drought' and this should be addressed. The firms were asked wha steps would be taken shoulc ground water in the area be come contaminated through runoff or seepage from tb plant. REASONS ASKED The firms were told to give reason for not clearing the two northernmost extensions of the cooling lake, said Alternate routes for the proposed transmission lines and alternate methods of transmission should be considered. The PSC also said more sophisticated methods should be used to fully ascertain what aquatic species are in the area. The f i r m s also were told to jive more consideration to possible noise pollution resulting rom the proposed plant's operation. The firms were told to justify the proposed height of the pro- xsed 241-foot slack. If it can- lot be justified, Ihe PSC said he applicants should build the mil with a stack sufficiently tall lo avoid downwash. The firms also were told to make a detailed study of Ihe anticipated downstream effects on water quality and evaluate his against Arkansas Water Quality Standards. The PSC said all of the applicants' data seemed to be predicated on operation of only one such proposed unit although a second unit is expected to he necessary by 1982. The PSC asked how an additional unit would affect downstream water quality. King Faisal Hits Critics Oi President JIDDA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -'resident Nixon ended his visit o this Arab kingdom today' with a pledge of increased arms aid to King Faisal. "The United Stales will see to t that the level of security con- istent with its responsibility to the Middle East is raised, 1 ,' Jixon said in remarks at King '·"'aisal's palace. "If Saudi Arabia is strong and secure, as it will be, it will enhance the chances for leace," the American leader laid as he prepared to fly to Syria for the third leg ot h i s Middle East tour. Nixon flies to Israel Sunday ind winds up . his journey on. Monday with a visit to Jordan. Faisal responded to Nixon's jledge by expressing the hope that "all problems and blemishes t h a t seem to exist between the United States and some Arab countries will be removed." Faisal also criticized those who oppose Nixon in and out of Ihc United States: "It is very mportant that our friends in :he United States .. . rally be- lind you in your efforts to secure peace.' ' · "Anybody who stands against you in the United States or outside the United States of America or against your relationship with us has only one thing in mind, to splinter us and damage the chances for peace." Faisal said PRIVATE TALKS The exchange of remarks followed more than two hours of private talks between Nixon and Faisal. Unlike the toasts marie at a stale dinner Friday night, there was no mention, direct or indirect, of oil. Faisal had gently reminded the United Stales Friday of its vulnerability to the Arab oil weapon. In what may be turning into i Arab tradition, King Faisal used Ihe toast of a state dinner of the crucial role played by Friday night to remind Nixon the Palestinian question in the region. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat referred lo Ihe matter in a toast to Nixon on Wednesday, saying: "There is no other road for n durable peace without a political solution to the Palestinian problem." Nixon was welcomed to Jidda Friday for an overnight stop by a friendly but traditionally low- keyed population, contrasting to the almost hysterical crowd* who greeted him in Egypt. Faisal, who also was warm but subdued in his greetings, rose at the end of the state dinner and said: "We believe that there will never be a real and lasting peace in the area unless Jerusalem is liberated and returned to Arab sovereignty, unless liberation of all the occu- p i e d Arab lerrilories is achieved and unless Arab peoples of Palestine regain their rights Rush Blasted WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. William Proxmire, D - Wis.. termed the refusal of presidential adviser Kenneth Rush to testify before a congressional committee "unacceptable and ridiculous" Friday and said he will seek to have the money for Rush's salary withheld. R u s h , newly named as President Nixon's chief economic adviser, invoked executive privilege in refusing to appear before the panel probing the state of the economy. He said his responsibility to give Nixon "candid and uninhibited advice" precludes his appearing before the joint committee. Oil Exporting Nations Meet To Set Petroleum Prices QUITO. Ecuador (AP) -Ministers of the world's major oil exporting countries meet today to set petroleum prices for the next three months. Most ob servers expect prices for the period to remain unchanged. "I don't believe that a i educ- tion (of prices) is possible." s a i d Valentin Hernandez Arosta, the Venezuelan oil minister, before the start of the three-day meeting of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). S a u d i Arabia's, the world's leading oil exporter, has called for a decrease in prices to lessen the economic burden skyrocketing oil price* hav* had on both industrial and developing nations over the past nine monlhs. But Saudi Oil Minister Ahmed Zaki Yamani was reported to be mceling stiff resistance from other oil ministers opposed to a reduction. Some nations were, in fact, reported lobbying for a price increase. The 13-nation OPEC, whos* members account for W per cent of the world's petroleum exports, froze oil prices last January and extended the freeze for three months in March in what a spokesman described as a good will gesture toward the oil consuming nations.

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