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Church Directory 3 Editorial 4 for women ..«..,...-..,...v.. I Amusement* ...y.^............ T Sports ....,;.....'. a ..i x « Comics 9 Classified 10-12 115th YEM-NUMKft 9 J2orti)h)cst Th* Public Interest It Th« First Concern Of This Newspaper MYETTIVHU, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 1974 LOCAL POttCAST- ParUy cloudy and wwm with a chance of thundentann* la- night and Sunday. Cooler tonight and not w warm Sunday. Lows tonifht in the low «0s with high* in the rmd tta. Sunset today 8:37; sunrise Sunday 6:00. com About Attempted Smear Of Ellsberg WASHINGTON AP) - The House Judiciary Committee appears likely to question Charles W. Colson about President Nixon's role in an attempted smear of Daniel Ellsberg. Colson said Friday, "The ·resident on numerous occa- ions urged me to disseminate 'Plumber' Released Egil Krogh, former head of the White House 'plumbers' nnit, was released Friday from a federal detention center after .serving (our months and 17 days for Ms part in the burglary of Daniel Ells- berg's psychiatrist's office. He answers newsmen's questions in the backyard of his Chevy Chase, Md. home while his four-year-old son, Mathew looks on. (AP Wirephoto) Arabs To Demand Admission Of PLO To Sea Conference CARACAS. Venezuela (AP): -- Arab delegates introduced the Middle East conflict into the international sea conference Friday, saying they will demand admission of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the 149th conference participant. A spokesman for the Israeli delegation protested the decision, reached by about 20 Arab delegations after Friday's routine general session. They decided to call for FLO's admittance as official observers when the conference resumes after the weekend. Arab sources said a representative of Yasir Arafat, the PLO leader, was already in Caracas and in contact with their delegates. "This is a sea conference," the Israeli delegate said. "It's inconceivable that a terrorism movement which throughout its existence has used the weapons of indiscriminate murder, atrocity and sabotage in pursuit of its objectives should be permitted to take part in the conference and to say how governments should conduct themselves." The United States delegation had no comment but a high U.S. delegate said there would have to be some "consultations." The conference, with all but two of the world's nations participating. was in its second session Friday. It concentrated on preparatory items before tackling the main agenda, which will deal with alt aspects of the oceans. Absent were Taiwan and North Vietnam. The conference has agreed to try to conduct discussion and debate on an informal basis rather than adhere to strict parliamentary rules. Voting on provisions of the anticipated sea treaty itself is still an issue, with some Thin World countries favoring simple majority basis, the United States a two-thirds ma jqrity and the Soviet Union a nine-tenths majority. To Boost Fares FORT LAUDERDALE. Fla. (AP) -- Air travelers between the United States arid Europe, already hit with three fare hikes this year, face an additional 5 per cent increase. Trans-Atlantic carrier members of the International Air Transport Association (1ATA) broke a month - long deadlock Friday and voted to ask affected governments for the fare boost, effective Aug. 1. The price of the least expensive round-trip fare from New York to London, for example, would rise to $434 on a scheduled line during the peak summer months. Budget Reform Bill Approved WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has unasimously ap proved and sent to President Nixon legislation giving Con gress a larger role in setlitTg federal spending priorities. The President is expected to sign it even though he objects to provisions limiting his power to impound funds voted by Congress. The Senate passed the budget reform bill Friday by 75 0 vote Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., D- N.C.. manager of the bill, as sertcd. "This is the most important piece of legislation I have worked on in the 20 years I have been in Congress." But two other sponsors, Sens. Edmund S. Muskie, D-Maine. and Charles H. Percy. R-I11., said that while the machinery could be extremely valuable, il would work only if senators and representatives would make sacrifices to see that it did. SPENDING ISSUES Congress now acts on spending issues within the frame work of the President's budge) and through 14 separate appropriations bills which are not tied together in any systematic way. The reform bill would require Congress to adopt its own budg et each year by May 15, with a spending ceiling. It would then have four months in which to approve al the money bills. If Congress ex coeds its ceiling in acting on al money bills, there would have to be adjustments through cut backs in programs, new taxes or changes in the ceiling. The fiscal year would begin Oct. 1, starting in 1976, insteai of the present July 1, in order to allow time for the new schedule to work. Judiciary Panel May Question Colson damaging information about Daniel Ellsberg." The former presidential aide made the statement before be was sentenced to one to three years in prison for obstructing justice. He had pleaded guilty to scheming to "defame and destroy" the public image of Ellsberg in 1971. After the Colson statement, memben said Colson should be called to testify in the panel's . Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., said. "Certainly the developments of today raise serious questions as to what that (Colxon's courtroom state-! meot) implies." The chairman would not comment directly on whether Colson would be called but said the committee "absolutely" would look into the matter. The committee has scheduled meetings for next week to decide such matters as what, if any, witnesses win be called and whether the testimony will be open to toe public. Committee counsel John Doar said he and minority counsel Edward Jenner had questioned Jackson Hits U.S.-Soviet Missile Pad WASHINGTON (AP - Sen. Henry M. Jackson charges that the Nixon administration secretly negotiated "rather starting" changes in the U.S. and Soviet missile levels permitted under the SALT agreement. Knowledgeable sources said that a "subsequent agreement" was reached after the original 1972 pact. The sources said the 950 - sea based missiles permitted the Soviet Union were raised to 1,020, while the U. S. total was lowered from 710 to 656, the level before the strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) a g r e e m e n t was reached. Jackson, a Washington Democrat, said he plans to ask Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger about the matter when Kissinger testifies Monday before Jackson's Armed Services subcommittee on arms control. Asked about Jackson's statement as he emerged from a briefing for the Senate Armed Services Committee on Friday Kissinger replied, "Such views must be based on some misapprehension of the negotia tions." CRITICAL OF DETENTE Jackson, who has been critical of President Nixon's detente policy with the Soviets, told newsmen he . J-JB received '.'reliable and creditable informa tion" that the true missile ceil' ings "are higher for the Soviets and lower for the Americans' than those given to Congress in 1972. "It's a material change, Jackson added. "It's not a matter of talking about five or 10 missiles." He said "we were led to believe there would be good consultation with the Congress" but that the administration failed to give the information about the changed missile levels. He called both the informa tion about the changed missile levels, and the way in which he learned it, "rather startling' and said he hopes Kissinger will shed some light on it at Monday's session. Jackson said the Armed Services subcommittee on arms control was unable to get any detailed information from a series of top administration officials because none of them knew. The officials included Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger, resigned disarmament adviser Paul Nitze and Adm. Thomas H. Moorer the outgoing chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Sen. Stuart Symington. D- Mo., another Armed Services member, said after a session Thursday with Nitze that there had been "clarifications" in the SALT agreements that "might be considered changes." Liquor Stolen Thirteen quarts of liquor were stolen from t h e home of Mrs. Jane Gardner, 834 Ash St. with in the last four days. Mrs. Gardner told Fayetle ville police Friday that a screen had been removed from a win dow to gain entry. While Warning Lebanon Israel Suspends Air Strikes By The Associated Press Israel has suspended air' strikes against Lebanon with a demand that Lebanon keep Arab terrorists from crossing into Israel. Egyptian President -Anwar Sadat, in turn, appealed to President Nixon to restrain the Israelis. And an Arab League emissary to the United States warned the Israeli raids were jeopardizing the Syrian-Israeli dis engagement agreement negotiated through Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. The circle of warnings and demands followed cessation on Friday of four days of Israeli air raids into Lebanon in retaliation for terrorist attacks. Thirty-one Palestinians and two Lebanese were killed in the Israeli air strikes, while terrorist raids over the past 10 weeks have taken the lives of 49 Is raelis. Shimon Peres, the Israeli defense minister, warned Lebanon to seal its borders against terrorists and said Lebanon must decide between "being an independent state or giving in to terrorist extortion and being pushed into extremism." FIRM STAND The Cairo newspaper Akbar el Youm reported Sadat had asked Nixon to take a "firm stand against Israel's repeated aggression on Lebanon." The newspaper said Nixon replied to Sadat thai his message was received with "due attention in Washington." The Arab League emissary, Clovis Maksoud of Lebanon, said in New York on Friday that if Israel was treating its disengagement with Syria and Egypt as an opportunity to hit Palestinian refugee camps and Lebanese towns, "then Israel is definitely putting the whole progress thus far achieved diplomatically into serious jeopardy." A letter from Israeli United Nations delegate Jacob Doron o the president of the Security ouncil asserted that Israel "is obliged to take alt the necessary measures to protect its citizens who are being attacked *rom Lebanese territory." Doron wrote that in violation f U.N. charter obligations, Lebanon "has enabled and facilitated the establishment of a ractically independent regime the Palestinian murder and Special Board Session Set The Fayetteyille City Board of Directors will meet in a special session at 11:30 a.m. Monday to consider a settlement proposed by the plaintiffs in a suit filed last November against the city. The suit was scheduled to come to trial Tuesday morning -- and apparently still will if the board rejects the plaintiffs' offer. T. C. Carlson Jr., John Ma haffey, Richard Mayes and Annellen Buche filed suit against the city, challenging operation of the water, sewer, and sanitation departments, Ihe levying of a five mill "voluntary tax," and various other city operations. Earlier attempts to settle the suit failed. Hammerschmidt Says Of Transcripts Moral Tone Disappointing By KENNETH B. D ALEC HI ! TIMES WaskiBgtM Bnream ·WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt, says he is disappointed with the moral tone reflected in White House tape transcripts but does not think they prove criminal conduct on President Nixon's part. "I am disappointed with the attitudes in many of the personalities that drift in and out of the transcripts," the Northwest Arkansas Republican said in an interview here. "I won't try to judge their morality or behavior, but it is far different from the way I conduct this office or my bus- inns office," he said. Hamm-r- schmidt, the state's only Re- icaa congressman, helps a family lumber Ripply in Harrison. "The cynicism is most disappointing," said Hammerschmidt. But, he added. "I just don't see any criminality in it (the White House version of the tape transcripts)." He credited the House Judiciary Committee with "trying to do a good job" although he said there are "five or six firebrands" on the panel who have already decided the President should be impeached. Hammerschmidt said constituents who send him a slow but steady stream of mall on the impeachment issue "want to end thii thing -- but I don't think they mean end it lire sponsibly." He said the House should have begun a pre-im- peacbment investigation at the time the Senate was conducting! its Watergate hearings. Hammerschmidt was asked if he thinks the Watergate scandil has hindered the administrations ability to make routine policy decisions. "I haven't seen it. but there is no question th.)t strong initiatives on major problems has slowed down considerably. Watergate prevents adequate response from downtown (the White House)." Nevertheless, Hammcrsch- midt, who is ranking Republican on the House Economic Development Subcommittee, has found White House budget officials more willing to discuss compromise with Congress on changes in a program of special interest to Arkansas. He said the President's office of Management «cd Budget now supports a one year extension of legislation which authorizes the Ozark Regional Commission and other programs under the Economic Development Administration which Nixon had earlier tried to phase out of exis tence. Hammerschmidt read no special meaning into the defeat of Sen. J. .William Fulbright by Gov. Dale Bumpers in the Democratic primary. "Repubiican P a r t y polls showed Fulbright was vulnerable for the past 12 years," he said. Hammerschmidt said many constituents felt Fulbright did not pay close enough attention to state matters and they were willing (o «upport any attractive challenger to ttj* (^airman of the Senate Foreign Relation* CocuniUc*. terror organizations in its territory." But Lebanon was reported considering requesting a Security Council meeting to seek a condemnation of the latest Israeli raids. The council voted on April 24 to condemn Israel for raiding Lebanese territory in reprisal for a Palestinian strike at Qiryat Shmonah, near the Lebanese border. Despite the Israeli raids and the war of words surrounding them, the separation of Syrian and Israeli forces continued smoothly Friday. "The operation proceeded normally in the past 24 hours." according to Rudolf Stajduhar, the spokesman for the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force. Four Killed In Collision A Seattle Police Department helicopter crashed in t h e yard of the Howard Wheat residence late Friday after colliding with a private plane near Boeing Field. Two policemen In the chopper and two people in the other plane were killed in the crash. Wheat said the damage to the roof of his house was caused by the helicopter's rotor. (AP Wirephoto) FPC Nearly Doubles Price Of Natural Gas WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Power Commission has nearly doubled the producer price for new natural gas, a move likely to gradually increase costs to consumers. Spokesmen for the oil and gas industry expressed dissatisfaction at Friday's action, saying the government should get out of gas regulation entirely. Industry spokesmen said the FPC's new nationwide producer price of 42 cents per thousand cubic feet, replacing area rates averaging around 23 cents, is not nearly enough to cover their costs and stimulate further exploration and production. The FPC said it wanted to set a price high enough to increase the gas supply but low enough to protect the consumer. The commission did n o t estimate the impact upon consumers of its sharp price hike, but a study issued by the oil industry last August indicated the impact on household gas bills should be gradual and fairly mild. HIGHER GAS BILLS The study, prepared by the consulting firm of Foster Associates for the American Petroleum Institute, estimated a 45- cent new-gas price would lead to household gas bills ranging from 6 to 16 per cent higher by 1980. NEWS BRIEFS Firm Vandalized Vandalism and theft Thursday night at the Armstrong Tool Company in the industrial park amounted to about $100 in damages, according to Bruce Armstrong. Armstrong t o l d Fayelteville police Friday that the incident occurred between 4 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday. A sign was stolen, along with several light bulbs. Other bulbs were broken. Treoty Extended WASHINGTON (AP) -- By a vote of 75 to 0, the Senate has ratified a one-year extension of the 1971 International Wheat Agreement, providing for continued food for developing nations. The agreement, also calling for cooperation in production and sale of wheat, was extended Friday until June 30, 1975. In recommending ratification, the Scute Foreign Relations Committee urged the Nixon administration to seek negotiations for price ceilings and supply obligation. Bicycle Stolen Richard L. Smith, 1715 C. Reap Drive, reported the Fayetteville police Friday night the theft of a bicycle -- one that he didn't have much time to enjoy. Smith said the · 10-snced bicycle, which he had purchased new Thursday was taken from in front of his apartment at Washington Plaza between 9:JO and 10:45 p.m. Friday. Complicated Case SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -President Nixon's case is so complicated it probably will be the last decided in a California Bar investigation of seven lawyers involved in Watergate, the bar president says. "His case is much more complicated," Seth Hufstedler of Los Angeles told newsmen Friday. The investigation could lead to disbarment proceedings. "The evidence is scattered all over, among various committees and proiecutors. A to of it simply is not available," he said. In dollars per year, the largest predicted increase would be $27.12 in the East North Centra region. The study said the smallest increase in gas bills would be $14.50 by 1980 in the West South Central region. The Foster study was used by the oil and gas industry in its effort to convince Congress i should end federal regulation over interstate sales of nalura gas at the producer's level. The FPC has been regulating natural gas producer prices for the past 20 years, since the Su prcme Court assigned it thi task. The American Petroleum In stitute issued a statement Fri day saying that 20 years was long enough. "While we welcome this more realistic price level," said an API spokesman, "we still con tend that the government should get out of the business of price-fixing on natural gas a the wellhead." Poison and were likely to Ulk o him further. Vice President Gerald R. Ford said be Hoes not believe that Nixon ordered Colson to carry out the break-in into tin office of EUsberg's psychiatrist Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon papers, a study of the Vietnam war, to the press. Ford said there is a difference between the President asking an aide to smear someone, as claimed by Colson, and ordering a break-in. KROGH RETURNS As Colson was sentenced, Egil Krogh Jr., the man who supervised the White House agents who carried out the 311sberg burglary, returned »me from prison. "I found out how important it is to respect e a c h individual's rights," Krogh told reporters. Meanwhile, court battles over Watergate - related evidence continued on two fronts. Special P r o s e c u t o r Leon Jaworski asked a federal district judge lo refuse California Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke's request to subpoena White House tapes and documents for his defense against perjury charges. At the Supreme Court, Nixon's lawyers said the President is "the final authority" as to what presidential materials may be used in court cases, but Jaworski disagreed with this claim. And Rep. John N. Erlenbom, R-I11., complained that Rodino had denied him access to secret impeachment inquiry evidence. Erlenbom is not a Judiciary Committee member. Colson told U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell that one reason for his guilty plea was to allow him to testify in the impeachment hearing. He said the work of the special prosecutor and the committee is "far more important than the possibility of my eventual public vindication." ONLY MOTIVE Colson said that his only motive as a White pouse aide was to accomplish "the goals of th* President. "I had one rule -- that is to get things done that the President wanted done Sensitivity gave way to expediency," be said. Colson added, "I don't mean to shift the responsibility to the President. I believed what I was doing was right and the President believed ne was acting in the national interest." A White House spokesman declined to comment on Colson's statement. But White House Communications Director Ken W. Clawson charged that the same felony for which Colson was sentenced -- defaming a person under indictment -- "has been standard practice of member* and staff of the Watergate committee for more than a year and (is) the same felony committed daily by some partisan m e m b e r s of the Hous* Judiciary Committee." Wonts Oil Payment NEW YORK (AP) -- Egyptian President Anwar Sadat plans to ask the United States for 12 billion in compensation for oil pumped by Israel from the Sinai desert over the past seven years. · In an interview with CBS News televised Friday, Sadat was asked by Walter Cronkit* what direct economic aid he expected from the United States. He replied: "I expect to see only $20 million, but I can't compare it with what you hav* given to Israel. And. for instance. I'm losing every year $300 million from my oil that's exploited in Sinai by the Israelis. Three hundred million dollars. And.what about this -the last seven years. It makes about $2 billion. I'm going to ask for it also." Ford Says He's Prepared, But Doesn't Want To Be President MONTEREY. Calif. (AP) Vice President Gerald R. Ford says he believes he has the confidence and ability to be president, but he says he is not seeking the post and doesn't anticipate President Nixon will be forced out or step down. "I have gone through the process of preparing myself for higher responsibilities," Ford said. "You can't be in Congress 25 years, you can't have the job of minority leader for nine years, and you can't be vice president for as long as I have been or may be without feeling that you have the confidence to at home and abroad and to be able to work for some solutions with Congress and the executive branch. "I'm ready for whatever contingency takes place," he said. "I don't anticipate «, I don't seek it, but if you have worked as hard as I have at doing the jobs I have done, I don't hava any lack of confidence." Ford made his comments in a 30-minute television interview in Los Angeles on Friday before Hying here for a weekend of golf. Ford said he did not better* that Nixon ordered former Whit; House special counsel Charles W. Colson to carry out an operation to break into t h e office of the psychiatrist of Daniel Ellsberg. who leaked the Pentagon papers to the news media. Ford said, 'There's a difference between Idling Cobon to smear Elbberg and the ordering, or alleged ordering of a break-in." Later, on the plaw trip here, Paul afittich, FonTi prca* secretary, said the vice president wa* tafcaw about legal, not moral, MM*.

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