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INSIDE- Editorial ...... .............. 4 Kor women ................. 5 Amusements ............... II Comics ................ ...... 12 Classified ...... ;.;.. ;.-..,-... 1547 115th YEAR-NUMBER 4 Thci Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 17, 1974 LOCAL FOUCAST- _ .j Mostly cloudy and warm tonight and Tuesday with · chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low tonight near M. High Tuesday in mid 80*. Sunset today 8:36; sunrise Tuesday 6:00. Weather map on page 3. £26 PAOfS-TBI CBITS In Addition To Arms Skipments Nixon Promises Nuclear Aid For Israel AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The United States today promised Israel the same help in developing nuclear power that it plans to give Egypt and reaffirmed its commitment to long- term arms shipments to t h e Jewish state. President Nixon made the announcement in a joint commu- nique with Israeli Premier Yit- 1 zhak Rabin in Jerusalem, then flew to Amman for talks with King Hussein. The American President arrived on the last stop or his five-nation Middle East tour to the tightest security he has en countered in any Arab country, Nixon and Rabin said their two governments "will negotiate an agreement on cooperation in the field of nuclear energy, technology and the supply of fuel from, the United States under agreed safeguards. "This agreement will in particular take into account the in* tention of he government of Israel to purchase power reactors from the United Stales" to pro-| vide electricity for Israel's rapidly growing economy, the com- munique said. Israel has had an agreement with the United States covering joint nuclear research for the past 15 years, and the commu- nique said a provisional agreement would be made this month "on the further sale nuclear fuel to Israel." The wording of the. comma nique paralleled that of one three days ago in which Nixon announced in Cairo the United States would supply nuclear reactors and fuel to Egypt for peaceful purposes. The agreement had been of forecast earlier today at a news conference by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Kissinger also sought to quiet Panel Hears End Of Hearings On Impeachment --AP Wircpholo SMOKE SHROUDS BIG BEN ...as London jiremen battle flames tombed ojf by bomb 11 Injured In Bomb Explosion At House 01 Commons Annex LONDON (AP) -- A bnmb believed scl by Irish terrorists exploded in an annex of Hie House of Commons during tlic m o r n i n g rush hour today, setting Parliament oti fire ;md in- j u r i n g 11 persons, officials said. There was considerable dam- aye lo Westminister Hall, oldest of the buildings in West- minslcr Palace, which bouses Parliament. It was tlie first such attack since Guy Fawkes' abortive gunpowder bomb plot in 1C04. Shortly before today's explosion a man with an Irish accent telephoned the Press Association, Britain's domestic news agency, lo warn t h a t a bomb would go off in (he House of Commons in six minutes . Scotland Yard's bomb squad was racing lo the building when they heard the blast. Windows at the front of the h a l l were blown out. but the giant stained-glass windows at the other end appeared undamaged. However, it was feared there was considerable damage lo the hall's unique 13th century timber roof. K I R K EHUl'TS ' A police spokesman said t h e bomb fractured n gas main and started a fire t h a t sent (lames shooting high above the Uth century St. Stephen's Chanel, near Westminster Hall. Dense smoke enveloped Hig Ben for time. The police said the bomb went off near a ground-floor canteen adjacent to Ihc hall. More t h a n a do/en fire en- Bines fought (he blaze as hundreds of persons stopped on t h e i r way to work lo watch. Tlie fire was re|»rted u n d c r control an hour a f t e r the bomb blast. One police explosives cxiorl told a member of Commons the bomb contained between 15 and 20 pounds of explosive mate rial. Members of Parliament stood in pools of water amid a tangle of fire host's and gazed in dismay at the fire damage. David Steel, a member of Commons from the Liberal par- ly, said Ihcre has been concern for some time about securit} for (lie Palace of Westminster.' In March 1073, a series of car bombs planted by a squad from tlie g u e r r i l l a Irish Republican A r m y outside government buildings in London injurcc more l h a n 201) persons. The IRA is f i g h t i n g to drive Britain oul of Northern Ireland ant unite it with the Irish Republic _^rhc 17lb cenlury Fawkes plo Request Amended LITTLE HOCK (AP) -- Pres dent Nixon's office will advise Gov. Dale Humpers before Tuesday on whether three Ar kan.sas counties will be declare; disaster areas because of recen floods. Baumpcrs aide sak Sunday. Jim LaMonica said the gover nor's office had submitted an amended disaster relief rcqucs to the President's office wliicl included Union. Columbia an Bcnlon counties. Nixon declared the e n t i r e .slate a disaster area June after a tornado s t r u c k Forrcs City, k i l l i n g f o u r persons. However, LaMonica sak f e d e r a l investigators mus designate specific areas of th state as being eligible for disas ler relief. This now has bee done for the three counties, h said. The slate's county judge have been (old lo notify th Office of Emergency Service if there was any major we; thcr-rclated damage in thci counties, LaMoniea added. ·as a part of a Roman Catholic !an against the Protestant ing James 1. A band of con- [ilrators decided to blow up ic Blouse of Commons when king went there to open a ession. Barrels of gunpowder were tored in the buildings' cellars nd Fawkes was supposed to arices and campaign :Eons by the d a i r y et them But the aulhor- ies were tipped off to the plot, carchccl the cellars and found \iwkes. Westminster Hall, built In 097, is the oldest part of the alace and originally was the eat of Britain's highest court. ; is where Britain's sovereigns e in state after death. Demolition To Proceed The Urban Renewal project or Ihe Downtown Fayclleville iquare is moving head Urban Renewal adheres lo its stablisheri ppn.sU ion. timetable despite The Fuyelteville Housing Au- luirity today advertised for ids on structure and site clcar- ncc, including rough grading equired for the Center Square oject. Bids will be opened at 10 a.m. July ](j ai (he authority's office, N. School Ave. The buildings nd structure to be cleared are Denied in tlie Urban Renewal iroject area bounded by Spring md Meadow Streets on the l o r t h : Hlock-aml East Avenues m the east; Mountain and Ceri er Streets on the south and he St. Louis nnd San Francisco R a i l r o a d tracks on the west. Rids may be held by the nilhorily for a period not lo exceed 30 days from the date if opening prior to a.warding he contract. SESSION SET The Housing Authority will lokl ils regularly scheduled J u n e meeting nt 8:30 a.m. Wed- icsday at Hillcrest Towers. The agenda c a l l s for discussion of llu? upcoming "neofing with Housing and Jrban Development representatives and city officials The mcctiog, requested in nclitions bearing the names of 'J.OOd i n d i v i d u a l s , was called to reconsider disposition of the old Office Building on Ihe square. The meting is sche- uled in early July. Advertising of bids at this WASHINGTON (AP) -- The .ouse Judiciary Committee is Hearing the end of ils impeachment inquiry, with only about "jve of the original 55 allega- ions against President Nixon still under active examination. The Watergate cover-up, Nixon's taxes and charges that Ihe administration used the Internal Revenue Service for political purposes are the major areas still under review. The cover-up inquiry stems from he break-in two years ago today of Democratic Nationa Committee headquarters in the Watergate building complex. Use of wiretaps in domestic surveillance remains a concern sizeable number of committee members, and the search for a link between Nixon's decision to raise milk conlribu- industry waits the testimony of former White House aide Charles W. Col son. LEGALITY QUESTIONED Some members still question he legality of the secret bombing of Cambodia ordered by Nixon, but a majority appears convinced it is not an impeachable offense. The presentation of evidence expected to conclude this week with a wrap-up of the cover-up and an examination of Nixon's income-tax payments in 1969-72. Chairman Peter W. Hodino Jr., D-N.J.. has scheduled closed hearings for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and said he will meet at night, if necessary, to conclude them Ihis week. Dozens of allegations nounced as under investigation last March were dropped wilh- out any evidence even being presented, and many otjiers were g i v e n only a passing glance. Meanwhile, former Deputj Ally. Gen. William D. Ruck- elshaus said Sunday there are other surprises ahead in the W a t e r g a t e scandal. Ruck- elshaus. who was fired from the Justice Department Oct. 2t after refusing to f i r e Archibald Charge Due In Fatality Charges of involuntary manslaughter were lo be filed todaj in Washington Circuit Court against Melvin J. Stark, 23, of Rogers in connection with Ihe May 20 dcalh of 19 year old Paula Barker of Springdale. Her dealh was the result o an auto accident at Ihe inter section of Old Wire Road and Hwy. 265. Investigating officers sak Stark's car .went out of conlro on a curve and overturned throwing Miss Barker. Stark and Susan Heath. IB. of 7IC S .ime is Dugan, Housing necessary, Robert director Authority, of I h e said, in order to meet the timetable established for the project. Cox as special prosecutor, was nterviewcd on CBS' "Face the Malion" program. He did not reveal what future .Vatergate developments could le expected, but said: 'There s information that 'I'm aware if that has not yet become pub ic" or perhaps been brought before the impeachment inquiry. In Ihe same intennew, Ruck- Mshaus said he believes Secre- ary of State Henry A. Kissinger should be cleared in the viretappirig controversy. He aid his familiarity with tlie jase tended to confirm Kissinger's explanation of his role in -he wiretapping. Oil Exporters Near Decision On New Price QUITO, Ecuador AP) - The Organization of Petroleum Exerting Countries announced to- lay it has decided to continue Is freeze on oil prices for three more months. The proposal was a com- irorrrise between a demand by Saudi Arabia, the world's biggest oil exporter, to roll back prices and the other 12 OPEC members, which favor some 'arm of price hike. Under OPEC rules any policy decision must have u n a n i m o u s approval. Both Venezuela and "ran were outspoken in oppos ng the Saudi move for price cuts. TAX HIKE SEEN Even if the ministers make no change in the posted price an artificial figure on which the exporting slates calculate their axes and royalties, conference sources said they may approvt an increase in their (ax rates. Either increase would cos the consumers -money. OPEC froze posted prices it Tamiary and extended the 'reeze for three months ir March, Before the freeze irices quadrupled in a year's .ime to $11.65 a barrel, bringing :he cost of Persian Gulf crudt the oil companies to abou $7. The three-day OPEC meet ing, which began Saturday heard an appeal for some forn of price relief from Guyana' f o r e i g n minister Shridatt R a m p h a l , speaking on behalf o nonaligned, underdeveloped na put of the car in (he one Kalhryn Strueb 165 Broadview College Ave. Also injured accident was ing. 19, of Drive On June 13, a $50,000 suit was filed against S(ark in Washing ton Circuit Court in connection with injuries lo Miss Heath a: a result of the accident. Milk Truck Stolen A milk lankcr l i u c k wa: reported stolon from th parking lot at Fayeltcville Mil! Co.. 330 N. West St., early Sun day afternoon. The truck ha not yet been recovered John Riggins of Ihe mill company told police that th truck was last seen traveling north on Garland Avenue s about 12:17 pm. Sunday. The truck is described as white 1067 Dortgc with a silve t a n k . The vehicle bears Arkan sas license 22319 (1973). The Bystanders Pitch In Polite and spectators p i l e aboard a wrecker Saturday to keep it from overturning as ils crew lifts a wrecked car from a deep ditch on Hwy. IS east. A rural Fayeiteville man, Kenneth Cecil Lawson, died in Ihe crash. (TIMES- photo by Floyd Carl Jr.) Senate Opens Debate On Income Tax Cuts WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Jenate is opening debate on whether to cut income ta.xes for ndividuals and increase levies on corporations and the wealthy. Although such legislation must originate in tbe House, he Senate has decided lo jump nto the floor debate on the issue by attaching an amendment to a House-passed biil that would increase the nation- al debt limit temporarily 5-190 billion. This bill was chosen since the legislation must te sent to President Nixon before June 3d. when the debt ceiling would drop from $475.7 billion to $400 billion. The House, with a full schedule of bills for floor consideration this week, will give its principal attention lo its Judiciary Committee's inquiry to|into possible impeachment of Nixon. The Senate NEWS BRIEFS Trial Scheduled Trial has been set for Aug. 20 in Washington Circuit Court for Jerry Lynn Price. 30, of 704 Sherman St.. Springdale, on charges of sodomy. Price is also charged u n d e r the habitial criminal act. The sodomy charge against Price alleges that on or about May I I , Price "did unlawfully. wilfully and feloniously have unnatural sexual relations with 10 year-old boy." If convicted on the habitual criminal charge, Price must serve extra time in prison as a result of previous convictions. He was convicted in 1972 on i charge of indecent exposure. Showers Forecast A few showers are expected to return to Northwest Arkansas this afternoon and then spread over Ihe state on Tuesday. Skies today should be partly cloudy with warm temperatures across the state wilh mostly cloudy day. The precipitation expected in the state will be caused by a fronl lhat is now located south of A r k a n s a s and runs from Central Texas. Central Txniisiana, i n t o Southern Mississippi, Southern Alabama, Southern Georgia and then up the Eastern Seaborad. Agreement Possible WASHINGTON CAP) - Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger said today there is 'some possibility" that the Jtiited States and Russia will reach agreement in principle during President Nixon's Mos- visit on limiting deploy- lent of new Russian multiple warhead missiles. Schlesinger told a news conference that such an agreement would require "a method of verification satisfactory to the United Stales" to assure against cheating. The Defense secretary said skies expected on Tues- leadership expects the tax debate to continue all week. The major lax-cut proposal, offered by Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., and Walter F. Mondale, D-Minn., with ·nany co-sjjonsors, would provide $6.6 billion of tax relief. It would allow taxpayers an '825 personal exemption for each dependent, instead of the present $750, or. alternatively, a $190 lax credit. In addition, it would provide government payments of up to $400 a year for ow-income families. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., supports the amendment and predicts its passage. Adminis. ration officials have predicted presidential veto, Long says he doubts that. veto could be overridden, bul predicts a While House-cong r e s s i o n a l "severe Trontation" before the debt limit issue finally is settled. Nixon has said any major lax cut could be highly inflationary. TIME N E E D E D Its sponsors assert it is ceded to prevent economic stagnation and to give con sumers some more buying power to offset the rapid recent ·ice rises. Various liberals also plan to offer tax-reform amendments, including one lo repeal t h e 22 per cent oil and gas depletion allowance. Ixng opposes such repeal and said Sunday its demise would result in higher prices for home healing oil and gasoline. He NBC-TV's "Meet the suspicions in Israel and the U.S. Congress that the Egyptians would use the American nuclear aid to produce nuclear weapons. He said the U.S. government would "make doubly sure there aren't any loopholes" in its agreement w i t h Egypt. The secretary said there never were any such questions about the similar agreements the United States has w i t h nearly 10 other nations until India set off its first nuclear explosion last month. But Kissinger said India's nuclear program was aided by Canada, and Canada's safeguards are not as good as those of the United States. The United States helped Israel build a five'megawatt research reactor in 1959 south of Tel Aviv and si-gned an agreement then to cooperate in the research program. Israel has -a second reactor on the Negev Desert that can produce plutonium. The Israeli government has denied repeatedly that it is producing nuclear bombs or warheads. But foreign experts are convinced Israel's scientists and engineers could manufacture nuclear weapons speedily, f ordered to do so. ISRAELIS WARNED Nixon, meanwhile, told Israel it must be prepared to com- iromise further in Middle East eace efforts if it is to avoid mother war with the Arabs. In a lengthy toast at the conclusion of a state dinner in Jerusalem Sunday night, he praised the Israelis for their :ourage in the four wars they lave fought with the Arabs-in the last quarter of a century. But "it also takes courage, a different kind of courage, to wage peace," the President said. "It requires risks, just as war requires risks, and the stakes are high just as th« stakes in war are high." The alternative is "another war and another one, and each one, of course, is terribly costly . . . particularly to this nation.'' Nixon flew to Israel from Damascus, where he and President Hafez Assad announced the resumption of Syrian-United States diplomatic relations, which Syria broke during the 1967 Arab-Israeli w a r . Of the seven Arab nations that broke with the U.S. then, only Iraq has not restored the ties. The American president in his farewell remarks to th« Syrians did not second Assad's call for Israel's withdrawal from all occupied Arab lands and "the restoration of Palestinian rights." Instead he said, as in the other A r a b capitals ha has visited, that the problems of the area are complicated and the United States is "relentlessly committed" to f i n d i n g a solution. Nixon, the first American president to visit Israel, received a warm official welcorna on his airport arrival, a n d - a n e s t i m a t e d 100,000 persons cheered him along the road to Jerusalem. said Press" that repeal would dis- as he has before, that he sees likelihood of nny com prehensive, permanent agree' mcnt at the Moscow meeting on limiting offensive missiles, China Tests Bomb NKW DELHI. India (AP) India said China carried out a nuclear test alxve ground to day in an explosion equivalent to one megaton of TNT. The I n d i a n Atomic Knergj, Department said the test was held in the Lop Nor region oi western China and was picker up by the department's moni toring stations. China m a d e no immediate announcement of a test, which would foe the f i r s t since it se off a hydrogen bomb in the at _ ,, mosphere nearly a year ago on i tax benefit is essential "if the J u n e 27, 1973. courage U.S. oil companies from providing more petroleum products. But Long said he favors removing benefits from foreign oil, which he said was selling for $10 a barrel. Some oil slate senators have indicated they may filibuster against removal of the depletion allowance. They say this ' United States is to make any Ul , I I progress toward energy sufficiency. self- Escaped Killer Wounded After Wild Chase COEUR D'ALKNE. Idaho (AP) -- A convicted killer who left prison last month on a four- hour social pass was shot and captured afler police say he seized three vehicles and a total of five persons Sunday. Carl C. Bowles, 33, was shot in the stomach by a policeman as he stood knee-deep in the Spokane River near this northern Idaho town. He was in critical condition loday after undergoing 5',i hours of surgery. Bowles had been the subject ol a two-stale search since he l e f t I b e Oregon Stale Penitentiary May 17 under a temporary leave program for inmates and visited a woman at a motel in Salem, Ore. Harry Button, chief criminal investigator for Ihe Kootcnai County sheriff's office, said Bowles was charged Sunday with escape and faced other possible charges. Button said Bowles seized a mobile home, a car and a motorcycle Sunday and forced five persons to accompany him in his bid for freedom. All were released unharmed, although an elderly couple were "slapped a r o u n d a bit," a n o t h - er deputy said. Before his escape, Bowles was serving two concurrent l i f e terms stemming from a similar violent spree in 1%5 in Nevada. He was convicted of f a t a l l y shooting a deputy sheriff and ahducling the California finance director, Hale Champion, his wife and infant daughter, who were released unharmed. Circuit Judge Kdwin Allen, who sentenced Bowles in 1965, recommended that at no lime should Bowles be considered for parole. Police said his record dated back to a t r u a n c y charge at a'ge 12. He was convicted later of burglary, escape, assault and auto t h e f t . On May 17, James M u r a n a k a , a counselor, escorted Bowles from the prison to a motel for a visit with Joan Coberly, 24, of Monrovia, Calif. The official returned later to f i n d the two were gone. Warden Hoyt Cupp of Oregon State Penitentiary said he au- thorized Ihc pass because he felt Howies was on the road lo rchabililation. Oregon Gov. Tom McCall, who suspended C u p p a f t e r the escape, said he would not fire tbe warden because no one was h u r l seriously. McCal! has said of 30.198 prisoners granted leaves last year, only 0.2 per cent failed lo relurn to custody. Cupri pledged Sunday night, "We will do a n y t h i n g in our power to make sure a Ihing like this docs not happen again/' Bowles and Mrs. Coberly were not seen after the escape u n t i l Thursday when authorities in Ei/gene. Ore., were tipped by a grocer after Mrs. Coberly presented identification to buy some wine. Surveillance was set up and Mrs. Coberly was arrested Friday and charged with giving aid and comfort lo an escaped prisoner. But Bowles successfully evaded FBI agents at a roadblock and took an agent's pistol. Kissinger Keeps Low JERUSALEM (AP) --Sinct his Salzburg news conference at which he threatened to resign. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger has stayed in the background during President Nixon's Middle East tour. White House officials say that is Ihe way Kissinger wanted it. That's the customary plac« for a secretary of slate when (he President is attending summit meetings or making state visits. Kissiifger has met with Ihe foreign ministers of the countries visited, sat in on Nixon's sessions with his hosts and otherwise kept busy briefing Ihe President and attending to State Department business. Kissinger look the limelight only once, at the start of the trip, when he startled the White House party with his announcement that he would quit if not believed about his part in the wiretapping of certain Washington officials and newsmen. That story soon died as far at the newsmen with Nixon wer« concerned, partly because Kissinger was generally not available to the traveling presi corps. This was attributed to the parly's busy schedule. The secretary didn't talk to the newsmen until the flight from Saudi Arabia to Damascus Saturday, and then lh« conversation was vague. However, every chief of state singled Kissinger out by name during toasts to Nixon for his key role in easing Middle Eut tension*.

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