Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on June 19, 1974 · Page 1
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INSIDE- Edltorial « For Women 9 Sports v.-...:../ 17-19 Comics :·:.;..... 28 Classified .-......·.,.. 29-31 Amusements ·.-...· ....... 32 llith YEAR-NUMBBt 6 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1L1E, ARKANSAS, WHMESDAY, JUNE 19, 1974 ftOCAl FOMCAST- Partly cloudy and warm days followed by fair and mild nights through Thursday. Low last night 71. I/nv tonight in ihe upper CDs with highs Thursday in the mid 90s. Sunset today 8:3fi: Sunrise Thursday 6:00. Weather map on page 3. PAGES-TEN CENTS Clean Up Underway British' workers clean up charred wreckage in the House of Commons cafeteria, damaged In the fire set by a homb. The bomb was set by the Irish Revolutionary Army Monday. (AP Wirephoto) Tape Indicates Nixon Aware Of Cover-Up Before March 21 WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some, m e m b e r s of the House Judiciary Committee say a taped presidential conversation heard by the committee indicates President Nixon . may have been aware of the Watergate 'cover-up at least four days earlier than he has admitted. But other committee members disagreed. A tape heard by the committee Tuesday indicated to some committee members that Nixon knew of the cover-up at least as early as March 17, 1973. RAISES DOUBTS It is not the four days that is significant in their view. They said the apparent discrepancy raises doubts about Nixon's Watergate explanations. He repeatedly has given March 21 as the date he first learned of efforts centered in the White House to contain the spreading scandal. The committee heard an excerpt from a June 4, 1973, tape made while Nixon was listening to a number of tapes and commenting about them to aides Alexander M. Ilaig Jr. and Ronald L. Zicglcr. Members said Nixon's comments about a March 17 conversation he hart with his former counsel, John W. Derm lit. indicated lie and Dean discussed the Walergale cover-up then. Members could not hear the tapes Nixon was listening to. Stung by criticism of a r.ew leak of a confidential committee memorandum, members were reluctant to discuss what they heard. But May 21, in a press briefing, Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., had said the June 4 tape showed the March 17 meeting with Dean included "a discussion of the Watergate matter and the possible involvement of Whife House personnel and others." STICK BY IT "I'll stick by that statement," Rodino sairt Tuesday; other members said after hearing th? tape they agreed with it. Asked whether lie now had doubts that Nixon first learned of the cover-up March 21, Ren. Edward Mezvinsky, D-Iowa. said, "Yes." Some members, however, were not so certain. Rep. Don Edwards, D-Calif.. said "It's not open and shut." And Rep, Charles Wiggins, R-Calif., sait .hat although Nixon got "ai inkling" of the cover-up Marc 17, it was clear he did not ge :he full story until March 21. The March 17 tape is one o 42 the committee subpoenae- April 19, but for which it got ; White Hotiseedited Iranscrip instead. The transcript contain no reference to a discussion o Watergate. J. M. Sanders Believed Out Of Jail Again An Oklahoma man who i supposed to be serving a jai sentence for the death of a Gen try woman in 1972 has ap parenlly been released fro: Washington County jail, al though the release has not been confirmed by the sheriff office. James Marion Sanders. 45, a Ralston, Okta.. was sentencei on Sept. (i, 1973 to a one-yea term in the Washington Count jail on n charge of negligen homicide, in the death of Mrs James Ballenger in Seplembe of 1872. There are several indication that Sanders has been releascc including an entry on Sander; jail book sheet t h a t shows a his possessions released. How ever., sheriff's office employe said today they do not knov if Sanders is in jail. -Sheriff Bill Long was unavail able for comment at press lim today. SECOND CONVICTION Sanders was sentenced to on year in the death of James Ba longer in 1972. While held o that charge, he was release on a pass to Springdalc nn was arrested there for drunkc driving. He was then sentence to a year in jail on the drivir while intoxicated charge, to rt concurrently with a ono-yo; sentence imposed in the deal of Mrs. Ballenger. Records in the circuit clerk office show no entries sine Sanders' sentencing on the si cond negligent homicide charg' indicating t h a t he was not ri leased by an order of the conr U. S. Economic Aid For Portugal Discussed At Meeting In Azores Directors Approve Most Agenda Items Here Tuesday Night A resolution requesting econsideration of a decision made June 11 by the Fayeltc- ·ille Planning Commission egarding off-site parking was assed by the Board of )i rectors Tuesday night. The request concerns parking equirements for a proposed addition to the Mcllroy Bank at the intersection of East Avenue and Center Street. On lune 11, the commission ap- )roved off-site parking for the ank, using mctered city larking lots. Plans drawn up for the b a n k addition call for only .19 parking spaces included in the slruc- ,ure--152 arc required. The commission ruling was needed in order to comply with parking requirements contained in the city's zoning ordinance. The ordinance provides that off-site parking locations -for any new use, structure or building requiring off-street parking which "because of the size of the location of the parcel cannot be provided on the lot with the principal use, may le provided on other property not more than 300 feet distant from such use, structure or buildin_ subject to the approval of the Planning Commission." QUESTION RAISED The queslion was raised, lowever, that portions of the same metered lots (possibly the same spaces approved for use ay the bank) had been approved fo ranother company in the same area a n d , if thre is :he case, the commission decision may not be valid. (Another xrtion of - the ordinance provides that the same spaces Tiay not be used by two firms 'or off-site parking.) In simple terms, (he board asking Ihe commission to reconsider its decision and jossibly effect a reversal. The board, for the third time, ;abled a recommendation from Is Street Committee concerning the continuation o fthe parallel access road in front of the Northwest Arkansas Plaza to connect two existing segments of the roadway. The board had tabled the matter twice previously lo allow Duane Nelson, the owner of the property in question, to be present, it was specified, iiowever, that the item would appear on the July 2 agenda, whether or not Nelson, or his attorney, is present. OTHBK ACTION The board also: --Approved a resolution au thorizing the mayor and cit clerk to execute an inler-loca' cooperation agreement anc designate Ihe Northwest Crimi nal Justice Planning Council as the regional criminal justice planning agency for Fayctte ville. The council is currcntl. divided into 14 districts and the new agreement, if approved bj all participating municipalities would re-shuffle the council intc nine districts. --Approved two resolution: authorizing execution of con t r a c t s guaranteeing t h a developers will install improve merils in Iwo subdivisions-Kenwood Hills and Sweetbria Addition. --Passed an ordinance ap proving the f i n a l plat of the Sweetbriar Addition subdivision and accepting the dedication o treet right-of-way and utility asements. --Approved a resolution au- horizing exercising of an option o purchase an 80-foot wide trip of property from Franklin Villiams to extend Fletcher Avenue south to Huntsville load. Purchase price of the property is $7,200. --Accepted, by resolution, an airport planning grant of $20,00( to be used for further regiona' airport study costs. The granl was recently approved by the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) $100 Million Meat Buy To Aid Farmers WASHINGTON (AP) -- To aid the nation's cattlemen and hog producers, the governmen will buy up to $100 million o 'cf and pork. Kenneth Rush, economic counselor to President Nixon said Tuesday the meat woulc be nought this summer and tio- nalcci to school lunch pro 'rams, "By buying now we help the cattlemen and hog producers who are soffering from low prices, and we help prevent fu lire dislocations in the market hat would adversely affect consumer prices," Rush said Agriculture Department offi cials declined to predict hou he new meat purchases might nffcct consumer prices. But one Jepnrlment. official said mid dlemen markups have been wide enough so that it might be xsssible lor meat packers anc 'etailcrs to absorb the pur chases without, passing further costs on to family shoppers. The president of the Amen m Meat Institute, Richart yng, said the action "shoulc not have ,any major impact on retail prices- But it could have :hc effect of encouraging some producers to stay in business." NO BREAKDOWN The exact amount of the pur chases and the breakdown be twcen beef and pork was no announced. If the entire amount were spent on beef, fo example, it would mean abou 100 million pounds of ham burger, which is several days cattle slaughter. The Agriculture Deparlmen has purchased about J05 millio pounds of beef and pork clurin^ tho fiscal ye;ir ending J u n e 3C Claire Robinson, president c the Kansas Livestock Associ alioti, and Paul Nauer, pres: dent of the National Far me Organisation in Kansas, callec the purchase "a drop in th bucket," Sen. Robert Dole, R-Kan said, "This ought to give th cattlemen a shot in the arm Maybe the market will go u hvo or three cents. 1 ' Arch Booth, president of th U.S. Chamber of Commerce s.iicl the government should en courage increased consumptio of beef rather than having th government "bail out" th meat industry. In Second Israeli Air Attack Guerrilla Strongholds Hit JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli 1 warplanes struck at Arab guerrilla targets in southern Lebanon today--the second day of air attacks since President Nixon ended his Middle East visit. A military communique said the planes bombed and slrafed guerrilla strongholds in a 15- minule raid and then returned safely. The Israeli air force made two raids Tuesday into !he southwest corner of Lebanon bordering Israel. The first took place as Nixon was leaving Jordan for the Azores, on his way home after his visits to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Israel and Jordan. Lebanese authorities reported one Palestinian was killed and nre persons wounded in Tues, day'i »ir strike. There was no immediate report of casualties today. The Israeli stale radio said the raids were pirt of a day-today campaign to check such guerrilla assaults as the raid on the Shamir kibbutz six days ago, w h i f c Nixon was in Egypt. Three women died then with the four man Arab suicide squad. Usually the Israelis retaliate immediately to such guerrilla attacks with strikes the same day or the day after at Palestinian bases in southern non. But they held off after tli Shamir attack because of Nixon's presence in the Middle East. Sources in Beirut said the targets of today'j raids were the vaMeyi and woodi around the south Lebanese town of Rachaya Foukbar and the Ar- koub region, dubbed by Israel as "Falahland" after the largest guerrilla organization, AI Fatah. Tho continuing war between the guerrillas and Israel underscored Nixon's parling message in Amman Ihat "enormously difficult" problems remain before lasting peace in the Middle East can become a reality. In Cairo. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy warned that his government would not land with its arms folded toward the now Israeli aggression against Lebanon. "Israel should bear the responsibility for the con sequences of this aggression in eluding sabotage of peace chances in the Middle East," he declared. , Meanwhile, Ihe Israeli mil tary command announced th? it bad surrendered most of th Syrian bulge at the norther end of the Golan Heights ca Hired in the October war. A spokesman said Isra handed over to Uniled Nalioi forces a 180-squarc-mile area a brief ceremony Tuesday nea Tel Shams. The U.N. Di engagement Observer Force held th.e area briefly before gi 1 ing it back lo the Syrians t day. Israel completed the fir phase of the four-part rli engagement last Friday. B next Sunday it is to surrender one-mile wide strip runnin parallel to Ihe 1967 cease-fi line, and then complete the di engagement June 26. Rural Scene In Urban Area This isn't (he quiet village crossroads it appears. Actually the scene is of the intersection of Block Avenue and Spring Street in Fayetteville, where the Downtown Urban Renewal project is undeway. Tbe patch of fresh earth on the southwest corner ot the intersection was (he site nf the just-demolished Ward's Ice Cream Plant. (TIMKS- photo by Ken Good) In Search For Peace Nixon Comes Home To 'Waiting Period' By GAYLORD SHAW A News Analysis LAJES, Azores (AP) -- Pres- dent Nixon is coming home rom the streets, palaces and eserts of the Middle East for vhat aides call "a waiting peri- d" in the search for Arab-Is- aeli peace. It may be weeks or months Before the Full impact of his un- 'recedented, five-nation tour is nown, officials say. But the tentative assessment by both official and unofficial sources is summed up in two examples: --As Nixon was leaving Jordan at the end of his tour, a Beirut magazine hit the stands with a cover photograph of the President w e a r i n g a dub- b o d-in Arabian headdress, known as a k a f f i a h . "A convert," said the caption. --Opposition forces in Israel's parliament challenged Premier AIMS Voters Everyone's In Government BEVERLY BEACH, Fla. ;AP) -- There's never a voter ·ecognition problem during lo:al elections in this liny Atlan- ic Coast town. All 18 registered 'Oters know each other, and they're all on the ballot. "We just put everybody on he slip," says city clerk Marcella Lcalherwood, whose hus- l a n d , Granville, is mayor. She said those who get the most votes "turn out lo be our mayor and city commissioners." The mayor and five commissioners are elected a n n u a l l y in a non-partisan vote. Mrs. Lcath- ervvood worked says the system has without a hitch since the town of 80 residents was incorporated 19 years ago. "We've had some close elections, even ties, but I never heard a nasty word or seen evidence of any hurt feelings." she says. "Folks j u s t abide by the vote 'cause it's the democratic way." Two years ago. two citizens were deadlocked for one commissioner post. A special ballot was drawn and a second vote broke the tie. All six elected posts arc unsa- laricd, but Mrs. Leatherwood, 57, says there has been some talk of offering a stipend for her appointed job. NEWS BRIEFS Pleads Guilty James Bowen, 30, of ROIP.C , West fork, has pleaded guilty in Washington Circuit "ourt to a charge of assault and battery. Bowen was one of three [crsons indicted by the recent county grand jury. He was accused of beating Game Fish C o m m i s s i o n AVarden John Abshier in the Mineral Springs area Jan, 4, C i r c u i t Judge M a u p i n Cummings fined Bowen $175 plus court costs and sentenced him to 60 days 'in jail with the sentence oehavior. deferred on good Zhukov Dies MOSCOW (AP) -- The Soviet government today announced the death of Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov, tho Soviet Union's most famous military commander in World War II. He was 77. Tho first announcement by Tass, the government news agency, gave no further information about his death. But unofficial sources said he died in a Kremlin hospital Tuesday afternoon after a severe heart attack last week. lie suffered another sevi heart attack several years ago and since then had been living in retirement at his country home outside Moscow. Munn Sentenced Sonny Carl M u n n . 35. Springdale, was sentenced M o n d a y in Washington Circuit Court to four years in the Icntiary for the state peni- deaths of Phyllis Johnson, Cane Hill, in Steven and both 20, of accident in May, 1973. A jury found Munn guilty on June 5 of two counts of involuntary manslaughter, and recommended a two-year s-sn- tence on each count. C i r c u i t Judge Maupin C u m m i n g s Monday set the sen tcnccs lo run consecutively. Not On Bottom WASHINGTON (AP) -- Government statistics show the housing industry's deepest decline apparently has no struck bottom. For prospective buyers enter ing Ihe busiest home-shopping season, statistics released TUCS day by tho Commerce Depart ment meant continued rising prices and fewer new houses to choose from. For the nation's economy, il means the industry that the ad ministration once expected to lead the way (o a rally insteac will ho a drag on productivity and employment. Yitzhak Rabin because his go\ ernment was not consulted be 'ore Nixon signeri a nuclea energy compact with Egypt, ai accord similar to one he signei hree days later with Israel. In other words: Nixon': strenuous- diplomatic barn storming through the Middle £ast gave both the A r a b s ani he Israelis the impression (ha he U. S. government is mon sympathetic lo the Arabs than 'used to be. But the Presiden )rought the Arabs and Israeli. ) closer together yet, HAVE TO SEE "We know where each sidi stands, and they know what our policy is," said one American ifficiat, "Now we're going C lave to have a waiting perior o see what develops." White House officials brusl aside Israel's anxiety over Nix on's new Arab policies, savin; he concern is predictable hu lot permanent. They insist tin jonpfUs of the policies ar. vorth what they view as a tcm porary cooling of U.S.-Israel relations. Secretary of Stale Henry A Cissingcr told a news confer unce .Monday that six month: igo the Middle East was rlassic case of polarization. The Soviet Union was the Arabs benefactor; the United State, vas the Israelis'. Arab-Israel ension i n v a r i a b l y meant So vie [.-American tension. Then camu the October was and a change in U.S. policy N'ixon sent Kissinger on a con slant round of shuttle diploma cy. b u i l d i n g tips with previously loslilp Arab governments w h i l negotiating disengage men igrecments, "For Hie first time in the c.s ^Lence of Israel, (he Ara slates, even the more radica ones l i k e Syria, are t a l k i n , ibout a c o n t i n u i n g state of I racl," said Kissinger. "Some o he Arab states seem to hav made a rather crucial dccisio to sock lo work out modnlitic of co-existence with t.he state o Israel," It also could be weeks i months before the domestic ir.. pact of Nixon's foreign travel is clear. As Nixon Ends Barnstorming LAJES, Azores (AP) -- Paus- ng here en route hack to tha Jniled States from his Middle iast mission, President Nixon old the new president of Portugal today that "an independent, ree, prosperous Portugal is vial ... to the Atlantic Alliance." Nixon also indicated, in his arewell r e m a r k s to President \ntonio Spinola. that economic aid is planned. He spoke of vorking with Spinola "in the Jreal goals he has set for his ;overnmenl." The two presidents met near- y two hours before Nixon hearl- on to Washington to coa- clude his 10-clny period of diplomatic barnstorming. Nixon arrived Tuesday for an overnight stay. Spinola said the two prest- Icnts exchanged views on "the echnical, economic, financial support which would enable J ortugal to be economically on par with other countries in Europe." NO REFERENCE The two presidents made no reference to the soon-to-expire agreement allowing the United itates to maintain a crucial air )ase in the Azores. Spinola headed the m i l i t a r y overthrow of Portugal's old rightist government April 25. Nixon's jetliner look off for Washington at 1:35 p.m. Azores time 10:36 a.m. EOT. As it did, the President in a written statement said his meeting with Spinola was "a valuable reminder that the challenges ot peace are not isolated to any single area of the world." "A truly effective structure of peace must embrace every area of world, convincing every nation that its dreams can only be realized in peace and not in war." the statement said. Nixon said lie had been preoccupied with the Middle East for the last six days, and said tie told Spinola of "our irreversible commitment to continuing an active, constructive role there." TO REFOCUS ATTENTION "But now as we return to the United States." he said, "we ivill rcfocus our attention on two other crucial areas of the world: Europe and the Soviet Union." He spoke of his stop in Brussels next week to sign a declaration of principles with NATO allies and the continuing trip lo Moscow for summit talks with Soviet leaders. "Both of these visits are an essential part of our continuing ° , ,^ l ° rctl "ce tensions a r o u n d (he world and to solve problems through negotiation, not confrontation," Nixon said ocveral hundred p e r s o n s greeted NJXOI, here and President Spinola unexpectedly fle'v in from Lisbon four hours early r or Nixon's arrival. Spinola told Nixon he was the first foreign head of state Spinola had met since t a k i n g over the Portuguese government. Nixon flew here from Amman. Jordan, Tuesday evenin" after an eight-day journey that look him H700 miles to five iWickile East nations in a bid to play a continuing peace-maker role between Arabs and Israelis. Me was due in Washin'- ton this afternoon. A home- c o m i n g celebration was Planned on the White House lawn. ti Zicglcr said Nixon now plans 'to take a personal role with Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger in [ho follow-up of the trip." The Presidenl called a mect- £ of his Cabinet and of bipartisan congressional leaders for Thursday to report on his mission. Emergency Planning Funds For Benton County Granted Six thousand dollars in emergency planning f u n d s is being made available fo Ihe Northwest Arkansas Economic District to assist Siloam Springs and Benton County in preparing economic redevelopment and recovery plans. The grant was announced by Rep. John Paul Ifnmmerschmidt. Siloam Springs' business d i s t r i c t was heavily damaged by a flood earlier this month that caused damage estimated at $15 million. Benton County as a whole has suffered from storms, tornadoes and high writer. Two thousand dollars in local f u n d s will be used to supplement the 56.000 grant from the Economic Development Administration. The money will be equally divided between Siloam Springs and Benton County as a whole to develop separate but coordinated plans to repair flood and storm damage. In addiiion lo their planning activities, Economic Development District Workers will help document losses as a preliminary requirement to qualify for additional federal aid under Ihe Disaster Assistance Act.

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