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INSIDt- Edilorial ...-.7..-....- 4 For women .-.- 5 Sports -.-. .-.-.·. 8 Entertainment ............... 9 Comics K...-....y; r .... 10 Classified 11-13 115th YEAR-NUMBER 5 Jlorthtocst The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 1974 iOCAl FMECAST- Partly cloudy and wanner through Wednesday with a very slight chance of thunder-show- crs tonight. Overnight low H. Lows tonight in the upper 50$ with highs Wednesday near 90. Sunset today 8:36; sunns* Wednesday 6:00. Weather map on page i. ·£·14 PACES-TEN CENTS As Nixon Ends Middle East Tour Jordan Promised Continued Aid AMMAN. Jordan (AP) -President Nixon ended his tour of the Middle East today with a promise of continued military and economic assistance to Jordan and an invitation to King Hussein for talks In Washington on "the strategy of future efforts to achieve peace" between the Arabs and Israel. The President left Amman for an overnight stop in Portugal's Azores islands in mid-Atlantic. He will hold talks there Wednesday with the leader of Portugal's revolution. President Antonio de Spinola, before returning to Washington. A joint Jordanian-American statement issued in Amman said Nixon and his royal host at the last stop on his fivenation Mideast swing discussed a whole range of issues and would resume their talks in Washington "at an early date." Hussein and his wife. Queen Alyia, visited the United States last in March. The .statement promised a "special effort" by the U.S. government to assist Jordanian economic development and to "play a strong role in maintaining Jordan's military strength. "It was agreed that a joint Jordanian-U.S. commission will be established at a high level to oversee and review on a regular basis the various areas of Derailed In Oklahoma Two persons were Monday when 1 h is injured freight train hit a scanf-trailer truck loaded with grain. The engine Carney, and five railway cars w e r e pho(o) derailed in the collision at '-,*. Okla. (AP Wire- Special Grant Program Arkansas Accepts Disaster Relief Aid WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the nearly four weeks that the Federal Disaster Relief Act has been in effect, only two of six states declared disaster areas have taken advantage of its special grant program. Arkansas has joined the program. In addition, none of the other states declared disaster areas since April 20. 1873. anil thus eligible for the program under a relroaclivity clause, has asked to take part. Major disasters have occurred in 39 states since then. Grants of up to $5,0(10 ; available under the program to an individual or family after a major disaster if the applicants do not meet the qualification; of any of the other programs, which include loans and such direct assistance as rent-free housing and unemployiner.1 compensation. Stales must meet 25 per ccml of (he grant costs, the federa' government the remaining 75 per cent. Only Arkansas and Oklahoma have joined the program. The governors of Missouri. I l l i n o i s Minnesota and Kansas, whicl' all were declared disaster areas last week, have not :aic whether their states will take part. Privacy Bill Work Begins WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 1.25 billion pieces of infor mation about American citizens have been collected in informa tion data banks by 54 fcdcm agencies, Congress has beer lold. The statistics were cnntninc in a 4.000-pagc report releasci today as the Senate Con stitutional Rights subcommittc started work on privacy legisla tion. "The most significant findin. Is lhat there are immense nun: hers of government data banks littered with diverse informa tion on just about every citize ' in the country," subcommitte Chairman Sam J. Ervin Jr., D N.C., said of the report. The subcommittee says it i attempting lo protect individua privacy against undue en croactimcnt by data bank maintained b y federal, s t a t e local and commercial agcncie: "As each new data bank : created and each additional b of personal information recorded, lhat precious spher of privacy in which an indivi ual can do as he pleases witr out outside interference is slo\ ly hut surely whittled away Ervin said in a prepared opei ing statement. The survey said there wer at least 858 federal data bank of which 86 per cent arc cor fMilerizcd. It said the great m jority .were established withoi legislative authority. The report also said about data banks are concerned pr marily with negative inform tion, Including agency blac Hsts, Intelligence and civil di tarbance files. The governor of each state is informed of the law's pro- sions, including the retro- tivity feature, when Presi- ent Nixon signed it May 22. Officials at the Federal Uis- · Assistance Administration cw the grant program as just ne factor in the various forms aid available to disaster vic- ns. The assistance administration ts up special centers in rlis- ster areas to receive appli- itions for the grants and vari- is other programs provided , r the new law. According to John Coloman, an agency spokesman, 352 applications for the grant program were received within the first few days after Oklahoma was declared a disaster area by President Nixon on June 10. But Bob Blair, another agency spokesman, says the number of days or weeks between the lime an application is submitted and a check is handed to the victim cannot be predicted because various factors weighing individual needs and damages must be considered. IRA Summer Offensive Said Feared LONDON (AP) -- Senior Scotland Yard officials fear the bombing of historic West minster Hall may be the starl of a major summer offensive by the Irish Republican Army in Kngland. Police oificials told the Times of London they believed the )litz would be aimed primarilj at government buildings and political figures. Police sources said the IRA's Provisional wing, the branch s fighting a guerrilla wa iti Northern Ireland, is believec to have stockpiled explosives in preparation for a new terrorist offensive. Detectives questioned dozen: of workmen, many of then transient Irishmen, in theii search for the terrorist whi planted the 20-pound bomb tha exploded duing the rush hou Monday morning in the Palac of Westminster, home of t h e British Parliament. The bomb damaged the 897 year-old Westminster Hall, on of Britain's most historic build ings; injured 11 persons an started a gas fire that did ex tensive damage in an office an next. POSED AS WORKMAN Police believe the bombe may have posed as a workman An underground garage being built in the area, and se curity was reported to h a v been relaxed for the workmen Of His Active Neutrality Oil Exporters To Increase Royalty Rate QUITO. Ecuador CAP] -- Ttic 'orld's major oil exporting na- ons hnve ngroeri on a 2 per ent increase in royally rates int should have a minimal elect on consumers. The increase announced Moiv ny by Lhc Organization of Pet- olcnm fter Exporting Countries three-day meeting in Ecuacloroan capital is about cents a barrel or a quarter F a cent a gallon. With the royalty increase, the ^-nation meeting agreed to onlitiue Tor another three nntiths their freeze on poster' iriccs put into effect last 'cirnmry, Saudi Arabia, the biggest ex- lortcr, harl proposed lowcrin. trices while the other 12 OPEC n em hers advocated some forn F increase, cither in the poster )rice or in taxes, to keep paco vith inflation. Saudi Arabia disassociated it ielf From the royalty increase officially to a w a i t the oulcorm of its negotiations to take ove (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) CHANCE OF RAIN DOWN By The Associated Press The chance of precipitation in Arkansas is expected to decline onight. The National Weather Service said (he chance of rain is expected to be 20 per cent or less hroughout the stale Wednesday. The northeastward movement of a front combined with a low jrcssure area was expected to ro([uco the rain. Partly cloudy skies and w a r m e r temperatures are forecast for the entire state tonight and Wednesday. Pleads Guilty 'This place Hall." said one like Libert worker. "N Henry f-owell, Monday Clark. 22, Route 2, pleaded g u i l t y in Washington Circuit Court to a charge of altering a check and uttering. The plea was taken under ad* visement and Clark is to spend 30 {lays in tho county jail. Ho was accused of altering a check drawn on Lilwrly National Dank and Turst Company of Oklahoma C i t y . Okla., and passed to Cottrell's Grocery on May 2-1. one asks for passes, and man people don't even have one." Meanwhile in Northern Ii land, a 30-year old policema was killed when a parcel found in an alley in I.urgan, 2 miles southeast of Belfast, c: ploded in his face. Terroris also hijacked two cars, loade them with bombs and held woman passenger from ear hostage, while the drivers wei forced to drive the bombs I their destination. One explosion wrecked a la ern owned bv a Protestant nea the border with the republi arid Ihe car blew up oulside th police station in Ballymena, Protestant town north of Be fast No casualties were repor ed. Police stations m two. rur; communilies also were d stroyed by bombs. A 900-poun charge planted in a ca wrecked the Stewartslown st perls said the explosion tha headquarters the Royal Ulsler Constabular at nearby Coach was caused b a 500-pound explosive. Polic spoiled the booby-trappod in time lo evacuate the polic stalions and avoid casualties. Security forces blamed 11 bombings on the IRA. Request Denied NEW ORLEANS (AP) took a federal appeals c o u r just three hours to deny a r quest lo allow William \,. C: ley Jr. to remain free wh lawvers appeal an order rclur ing him to military custody. J. Houston Gordon, an altf ney for Ihe former Army lie tenant, filed the request « the 51h U.S. Circuit Court Appeals Monday morning. tion. Bomb experts said thought wrecked an the Vixon Convinces Arab Leaders A News Analysis AMMAN. Jordan (AP) -resident Nixon has convinced ur Arab leaders of his active eutrality between Israel and e Arabs, but he does not ap- ear to have brought them osur to a compromise with Isael. The American chief executive as told peace will never come the Middle East without mar concessions which Israel so ir won't make--withdrawal 'om all territory captured ·om the Arabs, including Old erusalem, and restoration of alestinian "rights." Ninon earned praise from the rabs and displeasure in Israel jr the new era of good will lat is opening up between the inited Stales and the Arab 'orld. But he found no soft- ning in Arab conditions for a asting peace. The message was the same in ^airo. Jiddah, Damascus and Vmman. Nixon a d m i t t e d h e ad no solutions in his brief- ase, but promised to use Vashington's influence to main- ain momentum for a settlement. Egyptian President Anwar Jadat talked of removal of Is- aeli forces from the Sinai Pen- nsula and of settling the Pale- tinian question. King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, who considers himself the pro- ector of Islam's holiest hrines. spoke of returning Jerusalem to Arab sovereignty. FIRST STEP Syria's President Hafez Assad stressed that military disengagement in the Golan Heights must be only a "first step toward ... Israel's withdrawal from all occupied Arab territory and securing the na- .ional rights of the Palestinian xxple.'' And King Hussein of Jordan asked Nixon to press for immediate Israeli withdrawal from he Jordan Valley, to create a six-mile demilitarized zone along the Jordan River similar those separating Israeli 'orces from the Egyptian and Syrian armies on the Suez canal and the Golan Heights. Hussein also outlined his ideas for a Palestinian solution: To let the- 640,000 Palestinians on the West Bank of Ihc Jordan River choose one of three alternatives once Israel draws--"continued union with- with Jordan, a new form of federation with the rest of Jordan or the creation of a separate state" uniting the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Nixon's constant references to the "new element in Arab- American friendship" symbolized by his Middle East tour resulted in hostile Israeli newspaper editorials. They complained of his agreement to sell Egypt nuclear reactors and fuel although it was matched by a similar pact with Israel. Israeli leaders reacted coolly to Nixon's suggestion that they take political risks in pursuing "the right way tnanship" toward East compromise. slate Middle :ooperalion . . . in the fields- of :conomic development, trade, nvestmenls, military assistance and scientific, social and ultural affairs." While Nixon and Ihe king conferred this morning, Mrs. Vixon visited the Roman ruins at Jcrash. 20 miles north of Amman. She told newsmen accompanying her that the President's peace initiatives will be successful because the Arab eaders he has talked to "know .hat war takes money away 'rom the people." FINAL GOAL Hussein hailed Nixon's "journey for peace" in a banquet on last Monday night but cautioned that "the final goal is slill many milestones away." Hussein said withdrawal of Israeli forces from some of the Jordanian territory captured in 1967 should he the next step and was "an essential prerequisite to any permanent set. tlement." The king said he hoped this disengagement of Israeli and Jordanian forces along Ihe Jordan River could be accomplished "with the strong and friendly hand of America," an indication that he would welcome a Jerusalem-Amman diplomatic shutlle by Secreary of State Henry A. Kissinger. Echoing what Nixon's hosts in Egypt. Saudi Arabia and Syria had told him. Hussein also called for Israeli withdrawal from all occupied Arab territory, restoration of Arab sovereignty over the Arab sector of Jerusalem, and recognition and restoration of the "legitimate rights of the Palestinian people" to return to their homeland and determine their own future. "NEW ELEMENT" Nixon in response said th» United Stales is attempting to inject "one new element" into the Middle East--the use of its influence to bring together leaders of nations w i t h disagreements "to try to f i n d fair and just solutions to these problems." He said he could not tell where or when his journey for peace would end, "the import a n t thing is that it has begun." He promised t h a t the United States "will do all lhat we can to keep the momentum going." Nixon and his wife spent th« night at a royal guest house atop an isolated, well-guarded h i l l t o p 10 miles outside Amman. Protection for the President's motorcades was the strongest of his tour. TWO HEADS OF --AP wirephoto STATE .. Nixon and Hussein stand at attention as national anthems are played in Amman Kissinger's Critics Hit W H I T E S U L P H U K SPRINGS, W. Va., (AP) -Vice President Gerald R. Ford, n his sharpest attack so far on critics of Henry A. Kissinger, says the Secretary of State is being sabotaged with "innuendos and backbiting." " "Many of you are presidents of corporations.' 1 Ford saic: Monday in an address to the G r o c e r y Manufactures ol America. "How would you fee if you were doing the very besl for your company in labor-man agemcnl negotiations . , . am some dissident, stockholder spread ugly, untrue and dishon est rumors about you through out your marketing area?" Undecided About Next Move Impeachment Inquiry Near End WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House Judiciary Committee has entered the final week of examining evidence in its impeachment inquiry, still undecided ibout what comes next. Questions concerning calling of witnesses. President Nixon's defense argument and public release ire being put off until the evidence is all in. Chairman Peter VV. Rodino Jr. D-N.J., hopes that will have been gathered by Thursday or Friday and is planning to devote the following week to Ihe unresolved questions. The committee returns In the Watergate cover-up when it re sumes its closed session today, concentrating on the establishment of the special Water- gale prosecutor's office. The commitlce is pursuing its inquiry in chronological order and the firing of special prosecutor Archibald Cox last Oct. 20 will about wind up the Watergate phase. All that will bo left then is an examination of Nixon's income : payments for 1969-72, with the emphasis on his deduction of $576.000 for papers given to Ihe United States, and a study of Ihe secret bombing of Cambodia in 1969-70. The committee's Republicans Monday agreed lo seek assurances that presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair will be given full opportunity to respond lo the evidence. He has been present since the hearings began May 9 but has not yet had a, chance to say anything. The committee will determine the extent of his participation. Rep. Robert McClory. R-I1I.. said Ihe Republicans also decided to postpone the question of calling wilnesses until the committee determines the specific areas of the inquiry on which it intends to concentrate. The inquiry began with 55 allegations against Nixon which ban been effectively cut lo about six, but the Republicans want a formal paring down so they will know what witnesse might be needed. There were indications Mon day the commitlce -staff h a questioned a potential majo witness. Charles W. Colson. bu no one would confirm it. Rodin said an interview with the for mer White House aide had bee scheduled for last week, hi would not say whether it too place. The Washington Post repori cd today that the committe staff on Monday intcrviewe former Atty. Gen. Richard G Klcindicnst to determine whelh er he should be called as a w ness. The topics covered wer* no disclosed, Th* Post uid. NEWS BRIEFS Damage In Lincoln High winds resulted in some amago in the Lincoln area arly today. A large tree blown across o u t h Mitchell Street blocked raffic this morning, and city n a r s h a l Francis Kincaid eported some hail damage to rops. Residents near Lincoln said he town's w a r n i n g sirens oimded about 5 a.m. today. Ithough that report is not veri- ied by Lincoln police. Parent Concerned DUMAS, Ark. (AP) -- Her- :chcll E. Parent, executive di- ·octor of the Arkansas Pelro cum Council, said torlay thai was concerned about the uiblic's current altitude touan he energy problem. ''The crisis is far from over anil m a n y issues must he solved before the energy di emma facing the country is re solved," Parent told the quar orly sales meeting of Unilcc Dollar Stores. Charges Hiked WASHINGTON 1 (AP) -- Th J.S. Forest Service .says tha wginning this weekend, camp ers using many facilities in :ional forests will be chargcc fees ranging from SI to $4 day. The agency anounccd Mon day that the fees, suspended l\ Congress in 1973 and later rein stated, will go i n t o effect Jun 22 at about 2.000 of the 5.00 camping grounds operated b; the Forest Service . Economic Debacle WASHINGTON ( A P ) House Speaker Carl Albert t day called the situation in th livestock industry an economi debacle and said "the admini tration gives every evident that it understands neither Ih depth nor the meaning of th problem." Looking For Land WASHINGTON (AP) -- T h e avy says it will start looking II over tho country for Eeder- llv owned land suitable for its oritroversial Sanguine subma- ne communications system. Development work was suspended alwut two months ago. The proposed system, in- olving installation of a vast clow-ground network of wires, as been fought by cnvironnicn- ilists and others, fiecause of uch opposition, the Navy was urncd away from proposed ilcs in Wisconsin, ,Iichigan. Texas and Plea Entered By O'Roark Jack O'Roark. 51. West Mem- ibis, pleaded "no contest" ;oday in Washington Circuit Court to a charge of violation of the economic poisons act. O'Roark was indicted along with county administrative aida Lonnie Gilbow by a county grand j u r y earlier this year in the sale of pesticide to the county. The stale law O'Roark was charged under involves the labeling of pesticides, such as Chlordanc, the termite killer purcliascd by the county. O'Roark w a s fined $250. the same penalty levied against Gilhow last week .when he pleaded no contest to a charge of violation of the county purchasing procedures law. Gilbow was accused of making the purchases from O'Roark's Tomal Company, without seeking bids. Segregated School Use Of Public Facilities Banned rule on whether the segregated academies could use other public facilities ch zoos, mu- ATI,ANTA,Ga.(AP ) -- A Su- reme Court ruling lhat segre- ;ated private schools no longer can be given exclusive use of niblic recreation facilities apparently will have little impact n the South, where many whites fled to the suburbs years ago to avoid integration. M o s t education officials polled after the ruling said such schools have their own facilities ind that public ones arc not needed. And some such schools, trips to public parks and zoos, formed originally as tools of [ "They can go to parks or the seums and p a r k s and sent that matter b a c k (or the district court to decide. George W. Shannon, editor of the segregationist "The Citizen." in Miss., said the Citizen Council academies have been denied exclusive use of public facilities but lhat its pupils do make magazine, Jackson, segregation, have now relaxed [heir policies and child is welcome. claim any Die-hard segregationists said didn't need public facil- for their schools and they ilies wouldn't use them if they did. The Supreme Court upheld on Monday a district court ruling banning segregated schools in Montgomery, Ala., from using city football stadiums, baseball diamonds or basketball courts for official games. But the high court failed ti Jackson zoo if they want to." Shannon said. "A representative of the (Ku Klux) Klan or the NAACP can go there." He said council schools don't want to use public facilities because "we don't w a n t any stata aid of any kind," Private school leaders in Montgomery where the case began in 1958 said the high court's decision no* ha» little meaning because they no longer need to use the public facilities.

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