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INSIDE- Editorial 4 For women 6 Amusements .. .v...-.... 9 Sports 13-15 Comics ......T .-... 18 Classified v.. 1922 115th YEAR-NUMBER 7 (KmeS The Public Intern* li The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVII1E, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 20, 1974 IOCAI FORKAST- Northwest Arkarwai cm ex-. pect continued warm weather witti partly cloudy skies through Friday. Low last night 72. Low* tonight will be in the upper 60s with highs Friday in the low to mid 90s. Sunset today 8:3*: sunrise Friday 6:00. Weather map on page 7. PAGB-TEN CBflS C-^'Mil- f WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Nixon's tax returns are coming before the House im- wachment inquiry, with inves- igators especially interested in a $576,000 deduction he claimed «r vice presidential papers gov- en to the government. The Judiciary Committee to- Scene Of Devastation Thirty businesses In Scotch Street at Dungannon Northern Ireland, were wrecked when a SOO-pound bomb in *. van exploded Wednesday. Police said there were no casualties in the latest bombing by the Irish Republican Army. (AP Wirephoto) On Just Completed Tour Congressional Leaders Briefed By Nixon WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- President Nixon told congressional leaders today the United States "will give no encouragement to any country in acquiring nude- or weapons," Senate Repuhlici- can Leader Hugh Scott reported. The Pennsylvania senator also said Nixon defended the U.S. action in supplying nuclear reactors to Egypt and Israel, noting that both the Soviet Union and other European countries were prepared to do so with fewer safeguards than the United States is requiring. Nixon reported on his Middle East mission to a bipartisan delegation of two dozen congressional leaders. Besides restoring diplomatic relations with Egypt and Syria, Scott said, the President "hints that we'll restore relations with Algeria" as part of the effort for better relations with th Middle East. Ttte group gave the President a warm b u r s t of applause as he entered the 1 Cabinet Room for their morning meeting. The President joked quietly as photographers were ushered in for a few'moments. The President planned sessions today with the bipartisan leadership of the Senate and House, to fill them in on his meetings in Egypt, Saudia Arabia, Syria, Israel and Jordan and on the upcoming NATO talks in Brussels and the Soviet summit. MOSCOW TRIP He also was meeting with the Cabinet and the National Security Council about the Moscow trip before leaving for his Camp David, Md., retreat for the weekend. Nixon leaves Tuesday for Brussels and Moscow. Nixon returned from the Middle E a s t Wednesday afternoon, landing at Andrews Air Force Base in suburban Maryland where he was met by daughters Tricia Cox and Julie Eisenhower and Mrs. Eisenhower's husband, David. Vice President Gerald R. Ford, and several Cabinet members were among several hundred persons greeting him as his helicopter landed on the south lawn of the White House from Andrews. In a 15-minule ceremony, Nixon said "a profound and lasting change has taken place" in the Middle East. "Where there was no hope for peace, there now is hope. Where there was hostility for the United Slates, there now is friendship," he said. White House spokesmen estimated that 7 million persons turned out for Nixon on the 14,775-mile journey. Nixon on Tuesday held a nearly two-hour talk with Portugal's new president, Gen. An- tonio dc Spinola, in the Azores, where he spent the night before d e p a r t i n g f o r Washington Wednesday. Alexander M. Haig Jr., Nixon's chief of staff, said the President was encouraged by his personal diplomacy. He said the five Middle E leaders with whom Nixon met promised to make concerted ef forts to negotiate a settle menl to that region's problems. Haig said, "We achieved all the objectives set forth." Five Palestinian Refugee Camps Raided By Israelis By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli planes bombed and rocketed five Palestinian refugee camps in south Lebanon today, the Lebanese Defense Ministry said. Unofficial reports said at least 40 persons were killed or wounded. The Lebanese government issued radio appeals for "urgent blood donations of all types." It was the third day of Israeli air attacks in delayed retaliation for the Palestinian guerrilla raid a week go on the Shmir kibbutz, in which three women were killed. The retaliatory raids had been delayed until President Nixon left the Middle East. The Israeli command claimed that the targets hit today "were definitely identified as military installations of the terrorist organization." But Associated Press reporter Nabih Basho reported, from Sidon, the ancient Mediterranean port 25 miles south of Bei rut. that the Israeli bombs and rockets hit one refugee camp in Sidon and three in the Biblical town of Tyre, 50 miles south of the Lebanese capital. 44,000 REFUC.KKS The camps have a- total population of 44,000 refugees registered with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency. Reporting by telephone from Sidon, Lebanon's third largest city, Basho said the Israeli planes came over in pairs at 11:30 a.m. to attack the Ein el Hilweh camp on the southern edge of the city. Telephone reports from Tyre said the town's three camps were on fire, he said. During another call 45 minutes later. Basho suddenly shouted: "My God, this place is shaking. They're back again. Hang up, I have to take shelter." Ten minutes later he reported the Sidon camp had been hit again. Local authorities in Sidon reported at least 25 persons were killed or wounded in the first attack on Ein el Hilweh, and Si- don hospitals reported at least 15 more in the second strike. Lebanese anti-aircraft guns in both Sidon and Tyre opened up on the raiders, and there was anti-aircraft fire from the Sidon refugee camp also. But an Is raeli communique said all planes returned safely, · The guerrillas, who administer the refugee camps in Lebanon independent of the Lebanese government, cordoned ofl Ein el Hilweh hnmediatelj after the first raid. Newsmen and photographers were turned back as ambulances raced in and out. Confidentiality Is Claimed WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a bit of Senate routine, a minor resolution handled without debate or diseent-- but the issue behind that formality is one of the central controversies in the Watergate case. The issue is the privilege of one branch of the government to withhold something sought hy another branch. President Nixon is not alone in asserting that prerogative. Congress reserves that privilege for itself, and while it normally grants requests from the courts, it maintains the right to withhold material when it chooses. That is the congressional equivalent of the executive privilege Nixon is invoking in his battle to withhold White House tape recordings and documents sought by the courts and House impeachment investigators. The resolution before the Senale the other day authorized a Senate Judiciary Committee aide to give a federal court evidence about the panel's rules of procedure. Pane/ Investigates Fraud Nixon's Taxes To Be Investigated day begins trying to determine whether there was any fraud in the preparation of a deed for the gift, which was not signed and delivered until after a law authorizing such deductions had been repealed. The deductions, spread over the years 1969-72. since have been disallowed by the Internal Revenue Service, which assessed Nixon $432,787 in back taxes. A similar conclusion was reached by the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation, but neither investigation dealt with the question of fraud. The Judiciary Committee also is examining Nixon's personal finances to see if any government or election campaign funds were converted to bis personal use. Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., pushing to complete the presentation of all im- Ending Spate Of Rumors UA President The University of Arkansas confirmed today that Dr. Charles Edwin Bishop, S3, chancellor of the College Park campus of the University of Maryland, has accepted the presidency of the The announcement ended a long p e r i d d of uncertainty about a successor to Dr. David Mullins, who retired March 1. In recent days a series of reports that Dr. Bishop has been selected to head Arkansas' university system have been met with partial denials from the UA. As late as Wednesday Dr. Bishop, contacted by phone at College Park, had declined to confirm his decision, saying only that he had talked with the UA Board of Trustees and, "You'll have to talk to them. I have no information." The UA confirmed Dr. B i s h o p ' s appointment this morning after it had been learned that the Maryland educator accepted, the Board of Trustees' offer, by telephone Wednesday. LENGTHY SEARCH A search committee was appointed a year ago to find a successor to Dr. Mullins and had interviewed or considered several hundred applicants before deciding on Dr. Bishop. The formal annoujncement that Dr. Bishop will become the next president of the UA came from Fred M. Pickens Jr. of Little Rock, chairman of t h e Board of Trustees. Dr. Bishop, the University said, will take up his duties as the UA's 15th president by the start of the fall semester. In a prepared statement today Dr. Bishop declared his intent to provide "positive and constructive" leadership. "I am delighted to be a part of the University of Arkansas," Dr. Bishop said. "It is a young and vigorous university system and I look forward to working with the people of the state in ·guiding it along the course) of excellence." Pickens termed Dr. Bishop's qualifications " s u p e r i o r in every respect," and Dr. Charles W. Oxford, who is serving as interim president, described Bishop as a "southern-bom educator who is keenly aware of the region's unlimited p o t e n t i a l f o r continuing development." SALARY CUT In coming to Arkansas, Dr. Bishop will take a salary cut. As chancellor of College Park campus, he is paid $41,000 a year. The president of the UA receives $35,750. At College Park, Dr. Bishop has served as chief executive of a campus with an enrollment of approximately 34.500 and extensive programs of research and public service. He served for three years as vice president of the University of North Carolina before he accepted the Maryland chancellorship. A l e a d i n g educational authority in the field of agricultural economics, he also has been firmly committed to the comprehensive development of higher education in all areas, To Discuss UR Amendment Meeting On Post Office Set The Fayelteville Housing Authority Wednesday voted unanimously to meet with the city Board of Directors and state Urban Renewal representatives to discuss amending the Downtown Fayetteville Urban Renewal plan. A delegation of approximately 10 members of the ad hoc committee which spearheaded a drive to save the Old Post Office and petitioned for the meeting, attended th« conference at the Housing Authority office. Bill Underwood, one of the commissioners, reflected the general feeling of the group w h e n he expressed! a willingness to meet and take · Mcond look at the plans. The commissioners, willing to discuss the possibility of amending the Urban Renewal plan, lurncd down a proposal from T. C. Carlson t h a t the board indicate by vote if it is in favor of saving the post office building. "We will take no steps until after the upcoming meeting," said Carl Whillock, chairman of the Housing Authority. Whillock was attending his first meeting in several months. "I believe in democracy, not hureauacy. and I think this action by the community is a good example of democracy, Commissioner Roy Clinton said. "I don't want to aee the public complacent as they might b e c o m e if the Housing Authority takes a stand at this time. If the public turns out in large numbers for the meeting it will have more impact t h a n if (he Housing Authority takes strong aclion now. 1 like this process." The meeting is set for July, the lime and place to be announced. Underwood also expressed tentative approval but said "I can't take a position now. I owe it to the public lo hear all sides. I have looked at the plans to save the post office and they are impressive, hut I want to hear the other side." "We can make a decision but i f Housing and Urban Development (HUD) doesn't approve they can stop the Several persons, including Mayor Russell Purdy said that the drive to save the post office has been conducted in a responsible manner and a spirit of cooperation. This was further emphasized by Al Donaubauer, Frank Sharp and Cy Sutherland. In a review of the acquisition of the post office site, which was lurned over to Down-Town Fayetteville Unlimited (DFU) in exchange or the present in exchange for t h e present Federal Building site, Clinton pointed out that DFU had taken a loss o( $31.000 in the subsequent purchase by Urban Renewal at $235.400. Clinton also noted the n e w buildings planned and underway on the Square under Urban ICON-TOUTED ON PACE TWO including the liberal arts curricula, as well as the scientific, technological and professional disciplines. Dr. Bishop, was born in Campobello. S. C.. he received his bachelor of science in agricultural education degree from Berea College in Berea, Kentucky, in 1946; his master of s c i e n c e i n agricultural economics degree from the University of Kentucky in 194R, and his doctor of philosophy degree i n economics from the University of Chicago in 1952. Faces Senate Panel Assistant Ally. Gen. Henry G. Petersen looks toward members of th« Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday prior to taking the witness stand to answer questions ahout t h e supervision of the original Watergate Investigation. (AP Wirephoto) tu f r NEWS BRIEFS Mayor Hospitalized SPRiINGDALE -- Mayor Park Phillips was reported in good condition today at Springdale Memorial Hospital after suffer- ng a heart attack at his home Monday night. Phillips is expected to be hospitalized for about three weeks ind is not allowed to have visitors. Vice Mayor Charles Mc- Kinncy will assume Phillips' duties. Assurances Issued WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal officials are assuring Con gress that President Nixon's of Fer of nuclear aid to Egypt and Israel could not lead to nuclear weapons in the Middle East. The statements came from State Department and Atomic Energy Commission officials Wednesday as Nixon prepared to report to congressional leaders today on his Middle East trip. To Continue Worm Warm weather is expected In Arkansas for the next few days. The National Weather Service said the slate is under the in- Mucnce of a high pressure sys iem. The forecast also calls for partly cloudy skies through Friday. There is a slight chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms Friday. Begins June 23 WASHINGTON (AP) - A new system by which persons can reserve campsites at 21 National Parks by telephone will begin operations June 23, a week later than originally an nounced. James Rossi, a partner in Park Service was incorrect in said Wednesday the National Park Service ae incorrect in announcing that the telephone service would start June 15. He held a Farm Foundation fellowship at Chicago. He joined the faculty of North Carolina State University in 1950 before receiving his doctorate, and remained with that institution for a 20-year period. As the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) New System Of Sea Law Under Study Challenge Unmet WASHINGTON (AP) -- "A nation which cannot be educated out of smokinrg cigarettes presents a challenge to find effective ways to change unwise eating habits, a challenge as yet unmet," says a panel of ex- perls studying American nutrition-education programs. The panel, reporting today at the Senate Conference on National Food and Nutrition Policy, called for [he establishment of a federal-slate advisory commission on nutrition and a national nutrition education act to spur the spread of information. Almost A Donor ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- A traffic accident victim almost donated his kidneys for a transplant operation before he was found to be still alive. Edward W. Sanders, 33, of Riverdale, Ga., had been pronounced dead at a hospital after the accident Sunday and was being prepared for the transplant when surgeons noticed his hand twitch. The family was notified that Sanders had died and either requested or volunteered to allow (he kidneys to be removed for transplanting. Sanders was in critical condition today. Drastic Action -WASHINGTON (AP) -- Agriculture Secretary F.arl L. Buiz said today he is "prepared lo recommend more drastic action" if Canada does not soon reopen that country's markets to U.S. beef. "We have retaliatory action we can lake." Butz told tne House Agriculture Committee at its last day of hearings into Ihc distressed U.S. livestock situation. CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Representatives of all but two of the world's nations begin a conference today to continue work on a new system of law for 70 per cent of the earth's surface, the oceans. Five thousand delegates and official observers are attending the third United Nations Con ference on the Law of the Sea. C o n f e r e n c e president H.S Amerasinghe of Sri Lanka said he was doubtful a comprehensive treaty could be completed at the 2'A-month meeting. "There is so much to do, so little time, and many nations are participating for the first time so they want to express their views," he said. Only the Nationalist Chinese regime on Taiwan and North Vietnam are not participating. Taiwan was not invited in deference to the Chinese Communist government, and North Vietnam refused to attend because the V i e t Cong was excluded. EARLIEJ MEETING Previous conferences were held in 1958 and 1960 on a smallur scale and failed to reach significant accords. But the importance of the seas and their resources to the world's exploding population, the rivalries of nations to benefit from those resources and the grave threat from pollution of various kinds added an urgency to this conference that was missing earlier. The agenda has 100 separate matters, including territorial sea lirnils. offshore exploration and development of resources and marine pollution. Another conference has been scheduled tentatively next year in Vietnam, but there is some agreement that positive steps can he taken now to set new agreed limits of national sovereignties over coastal waters. Colt Stolen A colt was stolen Monday a mile south of Hwy, 68 on Peaceful Valley Road at the Glen Eichcr property. The colt, a half Arabian half Welsh stud colt, was reported stolen Wednesday at the Wash ington County sheriff's office. Ron Ritter is owner of the coll. which was being pasturec at the Eicher properly. pcachment evidence this week.- las allotted only one day for she tax and finances presenta- ;ion. He hopes to wind up th'e hquiry Friday with a study of :he secret bombing of Cambodia in 1969-70. There were these related de^ velopments on Wednesday: --Asst. Ally. Gen. Henry E. Petersen defended the original Watergate investigation in lestir mony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Petersen. accused Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr. of being unfair in implying that [Xlitical considerations influenced the original investigation. --The Senate Watergate Committee announced it would make no further efforts to question Nixon's two brothers or close friend C. G. "Bebe" Be- bozo. The committee goes out of existence on June 28. --A federal appeals court agreed to review an order that a White House tape section dealing with political use of the Internal Revenue Service must be turned over to a Watergate grand jury. Nixon had appealed U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica's order. The House Judiciary Committee finished with Watergate Wednesday, including the latest developments in special prosecutor Leon Jaworski's running battle with the White House over presidential tapes. COVERUP SEEN The Watergate presentation, lasting almost six weeks, left some committee members convinced a cover-up still is continuing. Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr., R- N.Y.. said a consistent pattern of opposition to Watergate investigations on the part of the White House has been established. "He (Nixon) thwarted the FBI investigation, he limited the special prosecutor and .he has defied the Judiciary Committee." said Fish. He said Wednesday's presen-. tation of Jaworski's problems with the White House had a strong impact on the case: "It makes it worse. Here Jaworski came in with more authority and independence than former prosecutor Archibald Cox, and the very next' thing you find is the White House telling him he can't have any more evidence, that he's got enough." NOT COMPLETE · ' The conclusion of the presentation of evidence this week will leave the committee a long way from completing its job of recommending to the House whether grounds exist to impeach Nixon. At meetings next week it will have to decide on calling witnesses, public release of evidence and the nature of the defense Nixon's lawyers will be allowed to present. It then must go over the vast amount of evidence collected and Iry to fit it to specific articles of impeachment. Most of the remaining questions involve party positions, which could increase the polarization on the committee tfiat appears to be developing as Toting on impeachment nean. Interest Stirred WASHINGTON (AP) _ The Maritime Administration has stirred the interest of at least five shipbuilders a fleet of nu r clear-powered merchant ships-the first such American craft since the world-pioneering but now - decommissioned NS Savannah. But the agency still has not received an appropriation from Congress--or even approval for a go-ahead--on its piblic proposal for the construction of at least three ships under a government-subsidized program. The ships would cost at least $100 million each, including up to 50 per cent in federal subsidies. Kansas Wheat Farmer Holding Onto Newly Harvested Grain HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) -Wheat growers, country elevator operators, grain dealers and economists who watch the market agree that the Kansas farmer is holding tightly lo his newly harvested grain. They also say it is too early to tell how long the farmer might hold out or for what price. "What the farmer is worried about right now is getting his wheat in the bin, and then he will get down to some real figuring on price.' 1 said Myron Krenzin, assistant administrator of the Kansui Wheat Commission. But the trend Is for the grower to hold bis wheat. "Until this year, tht wheat farmer has never known how much people might be willing to pay for his product." Krenzin said. "Now he knows, because back last February, someone offered to pay K · bushel . . ." About the same time, an economic study from Kansas State University recited the evU dence: For two years, particularly since the great U.S. grain purchases by the Soviet Union and Communist China, the price of wheat doubled within six months after the harvest. By May, John Junior Anderson, president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, was preaching that Kansas wheat farmers should reverse the tradition of selling most of their grain at harvest time.

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