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INflW- Edilorial 4 For women 5 Sports ......'. ,v ,._ 7.3 Amusements 1 ..... 9 Comics 10 Classified 11-13 llSth YEAR-NUMBER 11 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LU, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUNE 24, 1974 tOCAL FOUCAST- C-enerally fair skin, m i l d days and cool nights arc expected through Tuesday. Low tonight near 50 with highs Tuesday near SO. Sunset today 8:37: sunrise Tuesday *:Â«. Weatter map on page J- Â£Â·22 PAGtS-TiN COTS 658 Storms So Far Worst Tornado Year Seen WASHINGTON AP - From the standpoint of severity, 1974 is shaping up as possibly the worst tornado year in American history. U.S. government weathermen blame the numerous twisters on especially capricious antics of one of the two high-altitude "jet streams" that help control America's weather. In response to queries from The Associated Press, the forecasters said: --There have been 371 deaths and possibly 5,050 injuries so far this year from 658 twisters that have struck in all but 14 slates, causing losses in property, crops and animals unofficially estimated at close to $500 million. The death toll so far is the worst since the 450 recorded for the same span in 1953. --Numerically, (he 1574 total of tornadoes could exceed last year's new record of 1,109--a total that led the U.S. National Weather Service to call 1973 "The Y e a r of the Tornado." The only hope that the numerical record won't be exceeded lies in the fact that the oeak months '-- Â· Â· May and June--have essentially passed. But meteorologist Allen Pearson, director of the Weather S e r v i c e ' s National Severe Storms Forecast Center at Kansas City, Mo., says that even if the numerical record of last year is not exceeded, many of this year's tornadoes have been "a tot more severe" than those of last year. Pearson said they may be the worst of all years past, although comparisons with prior years are not yet complete. "For example, on April 3 this year--the worst single tornado day so far this century, with 93 storms reported --tornadoes cu.t pathways totaling 2,000 miles long in 14 states. "That compares--on just a single day. remember--with a pathway of 5,300 miles last year for 1,109 tornadoes in all but four states for the entire year." For all of 1972, he said, the tornado pathway from 740 tornadoes was 2.400 miles. "To put it another way, the average tornado in 1974 has been running for- 10 miles on compared with about five miles last year. And the worst tornado from that standpoint so far this year--the one that struck Guin, Ala., on April 3--ran for about 150 miles on the ground," Pearson said. He added these figures: --The death toll is 371 this year, compared with 65 for the same period in 1973, which had a total death toll of 87. --So far in 1974, the only states that have not had tornadoes are: Alaska, Utah, Rhode Island and Washington-the only ones to escape last year--plus Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maine. Montana, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Vermont, Oregon and Wyoming. Pearson said the April 3 tragedy--and the unusual number of twisters throughout the spring--were caused mainly by the unusual antics of the soc a l l e d "sub-tropical j e t stream," one of two undulating rivers of rapidly moving air, hundreds of miles wide and 20,000 feet deep that whirl eastward around the northern hemisphere at an altitude of five to nine miles. Kissinger Facing Missile Limit Dispute WASHINGTON fAf) - Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger appears headed for a dispute over reported secret changes in U.S.-Soviel missile levels allowed under the 1972 s t r a t e g i c arms limitation treaty. Kissinger will be questioned about the matter today when he briefs the arms control subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee a b o u t President Nixon's Moscow mission later this week. The question was raised publicly by Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., the subcommittee chairman, after resigned disarmament adviser Paul Nitze gave the panel some details about it last Thursday. Jackson charged that the Nixon administration had revised the agreement with the Soviets and had failed to fulfill its pledge to consult with Congress. Kissinger, however, t o I d reporters after a session Friday with (he Senate Armed Service Committee "that view must be based on a misapprehension of the negotiations." TWO THINGS Sources reported that two things are involved in the dispute: A reported decision to permit the Soviets additional submarine - based missiles, while lowering the U.S. level, and a separate one to permit the Soviet Union additional missile silos, tabbed for command launchers. Jackson, who has been a leading critic of Ihe administration's detente policy with the Soviet Union, called "rather startling" both the information about the changes and the way in which it was discovered. "I don't think it is going to upset the balance of power in Ihe world," he said, but it rep- Removol Denied LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Supreme Court refused today to permit authorities to have a bullet removed from John Authur Bowden in an attempt to determine whether he participated in a robbery-murder. The Supreme Court said that it would violate Bowdcn's constitutional right to be secure ngainst unreasonable searches and seizures if authorities were granted the search and seizure warrant they had requested. Circuit Court Richard B. Adkisson of Little Rock had approved the warrant, but had given Bowden lime to apply for a temporary stay of the warrant, and the Supreme Court previously had granted the temporary order. Today's decision made the order permanent. resents "a substantial altcra-. lion of an agreement that was represented to the Congress." Sources said the original agreement called for the Soviel Union to increase its total ol submarine-based missiles from 740 to 950 while the United States raised its from 656 to 710. Both sides, in turn, would scrap some older land-bascc missiles. Under the revision, the sources said, the Soviet Union gained an additional 70 missiles while the United States agreed to keep its total at 656. RECORD LOWS COOL STATE Arkansas' weather is unseasonably cool. The National Weiither Service said record low tempera- turns for June 24 Were recorded this morning at Fort Smith and LiUle Rock. The temperature dipped to 53 at Fort Smith a n d 60 at Little Rock. Other overnight lows were Pine Bluff (10, El Dorado 58. Texarkana 61, Faycltcvillti 48, Jonesboro 55 and Memphis 58. The Weather Service said winds will diminish tonight and ttmpcralures will again drop to near record levels -from near 50 in the northern portion to the low 60s in the southern portion. Robbers Take Pizza, Cash Two armed - men, wearing motorcycle helmets, made off with $80 in cash and an undetermined amount of pizza shortly after midnight Saturday after holding up a delivery boy From Ken's Pizza. Fayetteville police said the delivery boy. Tom Kester of 536 W. Maple St., was making a delivery to the Garland Gar dens Apartments, 2004 N. Garland Ave., when the hold-up occurred. Kestor told police (hat the two approached him with chrome revolvers and took him to the laumlry room in the apartment complex. Kester said the men taped his arms and legs after taking the money, but that he freed himself shortly after the men left and summoned police. The two are described as white males, between 20 and 26 years old, wearing red- orange helmets with blue face Â·shields r.nd possibly blue jeans. One possible explanation is reported agreement under which the Soviet Union was permitted to convert 22 older submarines to carry 60 to 70 missiles without these being in eluded in the 950. Jackson said that neither Sec retary of Defense James R Schlesinger nor Adm. Thomas Moorer, chairman of the Joinl Chiefs of Staff, knew of the ar rangement. Efforts to contact Mclvin R Laird, who was defense seere tary when the agreement was reached, were unsuccessful. Pull Back Continues By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Israeli-Syrian troop disengagement in the Golan Heights neared completion today, leaving only the ruins of the town of Quneitra to he given up. Israeli troops on the Golan Heights handed a one-mile-widc strip of captured Syrian territory over to United Nations forces and retreated to positions west of the 1967 cease-fire line. The strip was tlie last part of the 3fl-square-mile Syrian bulge captured during last October's Arablsracli war. The Israeli withdrawal third phase in was the Ihe dis engagement negotiated by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. The disengagement is In be completed by Wednesday with ^he Israeli evacuation of Qu- neitra. the war-ravaged Golan Heights capital captured by Israel in the 1967 war. Israel's scmi-officiol state radio reported the withdrawal 'rom southern Lebanon of Syrian soldiers who acted as spotters for artillery batteries [hat that positions on lers lor artillery attacked Israeli Ml. Hermon during and after the October war. Israel had charged t h a t the Syrian spotters disguised themselves as Palestinian guerrillas. ONLY CHANCE In Jerusalem, Premier Yitzhak Rabin said Israel's only chance for survival is to strengthen its defenses while searching for peace. He told a groiTp of Zionist leaders that Israel would continue to attack Arab guerrillas in Lebanon "in every place and at every lime it deems necessary." Yosef Tekoah. Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, said t h a t if the U.N. Security Council meets to discuss Israel's air attacks last week on Lebanon, he would call for sanctions against countries that Ulow terrorists to operate from their territory. Judiciary Panel Meeting To Decide On Calling Witnesses To Clarify Details Of Evidence Both Houses Facing Busy Week Ahead WASHINGTON (AP) Taxes, impeachment and concern over the spread of nuclear weapons to the Middle East occupy the attention of Congress this week. The Senate is resuming debate on tax cut and tax reform measures but chances oÂ£ proposals passing appear to have evaporated. House activities include decisions on witnesses for the impeachment inquiry against on whether nuclear power aic to Egypt and Israel could leac to development of nuclear weapons in that region. Opponents of action on the t a x p r o p o s a l s succeeded through filibustering and par liamentary maneuvers in preventing any substantive votes on the issues last week. They have agreed to permit a roll call test today on a pack age proposal calling for a $6.6- billion income tax cut and a va riety of reform measures that would raise $7 billion annually within four years- from corpo rations and wealthy persons. But DEFEAT LIKELY even sponsors of the package, led by Sen. Edwart M. Kennedy, D-Mass., concede it probably will be defeated. Kennedy then hopes to break the package down into its components and get separate votes, starting with (he reform provi sion to repeal the 22 per cent oil depletion allowance. Even if this succeeds, the different items still could be fili- blistered. And many oil state senators stand ready to talk at length to protect the depletion allowance. The tax cut and tax reform measures are being offered as amendments to a debt ceiling bill, which must be sent to President Nixon by the end ol the week, or the ceiling will drop to the permanent figure ol $400 billion. This is $75 billion below the present debt and would cause serious financial problems for the government. Because of the deadline, Senate leaders are expected to call off the fight on a tax cut and lax reform at some point and move to send the unamendcd debt ceiling 'bill to the white is scheduled to House. The Senate pass today a continuing resolu- ion to provide funds for all ;overnment departments, pend- ng action on the appropriations bills for fiscal 1975, which begins July I. NO BILLS CLEARED Congress has not cleared a single one of the required 14 bills. Also up for Senate passage oday is legislation authorizing a $S-billion emergency loan program for livestock producers. The House Judiciary Committee meets today to discuss what witnesses to call in its inquiry into President Nixon's impeachment. The House foreign affairs subcommittees on (he Near East and on international organizations will conduct jointly the hearings on the nuclear Tower aid. Chairman Lee II. Hamilton, Wnd., and Donald M. Frazier, D-Minn., said in a joint statement that the questions they want answered include: --How effectively can ncgo- ialeri safeguards insure (hat he facilities will not give the Israelis and Egyplians the ability lo develop nuclear weapons in the future? --What could be done if the countries decided to denounce the safeguards and begin developing weapons after the power plants were in place? In 1976 Presidential Race Mayors Plan Bigger Role SAN DIEGO, Calif. (AP) -The annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors this week is serving as a showcase for new political stars among municipal chief executives. The Democrats especially are making plans for a bigger role in choosing their party's 1976 presidential ticket, and they wouldn't mind having a mayor on it. Included among possibilities for a vice presidential bid are mayors Kevin White of Boston and Thomas Bradley of Los Angeles. Most of the Republican limelight is on Ralph Perk of Cleveland and Richard G. Lugar o briianapolis, Ind., both nominees for the U.S. Senate this year, and Pete Wilson of Sao Diego, considering a 1976 Sen- 1 ate race in California. But the vast majority of the mayors are Democrats--22 out of the 30 most populous cities-and they are organizing this week to make a formal effort to exercise their political influence on the national scene in the next two years. The Democratic caucus led by Milwaukee Mayor Henry W. Maier planned a meeting tonight to discuss methods by which the city chief executives can round up and control blocks of delegate votes to the 1976 Democratic National Convention. The Democrats are expected to meet with national party chairman Robert Strauss before the 42d annual mayors', conference ends Wednesday. It began today. Sunday, two Democratic mayors said they expected the caucus to wield significant power at the 1976 convention. Mayor Maynard Jackson of Atlanta said, "We believe the future of America is the future of the cities. We believe the mayors ought to have significant influence at the convention. We would like to see a mayor on the national ticket." New York Mayor Abraham Beame agreed, but declined to speculate on potential candidates for president or vice president in 1976. Jackson and Beame were among six mayors interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday. In an interview later Sunday, Boston's Mayor White, 44, said the mayors have enjoyed a resurgence in political influence since they won passage of the revenue sharing program in Congress two years ago. He said lhat now, "They want to have a specific clout at Ihe federal level in who's elected rather than just influencing Ihose who already are elected." The normal hierarchy to national office in recent years has been through the U.S. Senate and White said, "I'm not sure (he American mind is conditioned to seeing a mayor as a president." But he added, "A presidential prospect shouldn't only come out of the body--the Senate It was a hot evening and the water fountain at Walker Park was in demand during the annual picnic for Fayette- Hot Evening ville city employes Saturday --as Missy Maltke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mattke, demonstrates. Approximately 700 persons faroed out to see 42 city employes receive service awards. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) For Grand Jury Evidence High Court Defers Action On Nixon Request WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court today deferred action on President Nixon's request for the evidence which led the Watergate grand jury to name him as an unindicted coconspirator. The court said it will consider this question, along w i t h other iVatergate-related matters, at o hearing it has already scheduled for July 8. The main questions to be argued by attorneys at that time re: --Whether the President Is entitled to claim executive privilege in connection with White House tapes and documents which special prosecutor Leon Jaworski seeks for the Watergate cover-up trial. -- Whether the Watergate grand jury had the power to name the President as an unin- clicted co-conspirator. Nixon had sought access to the grand jury's evidence, and asked that it be placed before the Supreme Court, to buttress his claim that the grand jury exceeded its authority. NEWS BRIEFS Pleads Guilty Howard G. Saunderson, 28. of Route 2 Prairie Grove, pleaded Â·guilty to a charge of grand larceny this morning in Washington Circuit Court. The charges stemmed from the April thctt of a set of trailer axles from he Western Hills Mobile Home Saunderson was sentenced to ne year imprisonment, with all but 30 days suspended on the condition that court costs and restitution be paid. Shot In Leg A spokesman at Ihe Madison County Sheriff's Office said this morning that Kathy Buss of West Fork was treated and released at the Madison County hospital after accidentally shooting herself in the leg with a .357 magnum revolver. The spokesman said the bullet entered her left leg, (raveled through the leg and lodged in her right leg. Flat Rate LITTLE ROCK (AP) - T h e Joint Budget Committee agreed Saturday that most legislators apparently favor a flat rate cost-oMiving salary increase for state employes and public school, college and university :eachcrs. But, Rep. John E. Miller of Melbourne and Son. Robert Harvey of Swiflon also said disagreement among the Icgisla- :ors might help the governors' iroposal to prevail instead. Mil- cr said, though, t h a t he .bought the governor's proposal would be modified. Double Rescue SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) -- A Coast Guard cutter t h a t set out to rescue two persons aboard a d r i f t i n g motor boat was sidetracked Sunday when an Air Force helicopter on the same mission crashed, a spokesman said. The cutter plucked four uninjured Air Force officers from the water before continuing its original rescue mission. The 28 foot outboard motor boat had drifted away from Gaviota Pier, betwen Santa Barbara and Vandcnburg Air Force Base, the spokesman said. Overturns Ruling WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supremo Court today refused to extend the right to vole to felons who have .served their sentences. The court, by a 6-3 decision, overturned a California Supreme Court ruling t h a t it was unconstitutional to disenfranchise that slate's 100.000 ex-felons unless they were in prison or on parole. There arc 27 slates which disenfranchise ex-felons. Nudear Test I.OMDON (AP) -- Britain conducted a nuclear test a few weeks ago. Prime Minister Harold Wilson told the House of Commons today. He said the experiment look place within the framework of the partial test-ban treaty of 1963 and the non proliferation treaty of 1968. In a motion filed with Ihe court last week, the President's attorneys sought access to "all transcripts, tape recordings of grand jury minutes and exhibits" and other material bearing on the grand jury's decision. They also asked that the evidence be made part of the record the court will consider in its review of Watergate-related matters. The court has agreed to consider Nixon's claim of executive privilege for the tapes and documents, along with the question of whether a federal grand jury had the authority to name the president as a coconspirator. Special prosecutor Leon Jaworski told the court Nixon had "failed to meet the high standards imposed by the courts before grand jury material will be released." Planning Meet SPRINGDALE -- The Executive Committee of the North- w e s t Arkansas Regional Planning Commission will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Springdale City Administration Building. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th* House Judiciary Committee is meeting to decide on what witnesses, if any, it should call to clarify the detailed presentation of impeachment evidence it has been hearing since May 9. The panel also may vote today on whether to subpoena more evidence in the milk fund. ITT and Internal Revenue areas of its inquiry. Possible witnesses include John W. Dean III, President Nixon's prime accuser regarding Watergate, and ex-White House special counsel Charles W. Colson, who has said in court, that Nixon urged him to defame Pentagon Papers figure Daniel Ellsberg. -The witness list is expected to be short because the committee is under pressure frum, the Democratic caucus to make its fitwl recommendations by July 15, party sources say. Speaker Carl Albert, D-Okla., has confirmed that he favors a prompt windup, though publicly he has set no firm target date. ANOTHER MATTER Another matter is what evidence should he released publicly. Most Republicans and some Democrats contend that only materials directly Â· related to any impeachment recommendation should be disclosed. White -House counsel Leonard Garment dismissed as "idla speculation" Sunday whether Nixon would refuse to comply with a Supreme Court order to surrender further Watergate evidence. In a televised interview, he also J^aid it is "invalid as well as idle" to suggest that any such action would lead to a constitutional crisis. Arguments are scheduled for July 8 on special prosecutor Leon Jaworksi's demand for tapes of 6-1 presidential conversations sought for use in the Watergate cover-up trial upcoming in September. . U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica ruled for Jaworski last month. Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, James D. St. Clair, appealed the Sirica decision and at Jaworski's request, the question is being brought directly to (he Supreme Court. Garment said Nixon does not view himself as above the IR.W and said the impeachment process "is the way that the President is held within the "aw." Asked why Nixon has refused lo comply with House Judiciary Committee subpoenas for more evidence. Garment replied: "Cooperating in the impeach- nenl proceeding does not mean lhat he abandons the responsibilities of his office." EVERY PAPER "Were he to accept the unilateral determination of the Congress' on evidence, "obviously the result of that would be that every piece of paper in the White House would be open to examination." Garment said. He said he couldn't "speak with any certainty" on Colson's Tllegation that Nixon encouraged a smear campaign against Ellsberg. In related developments: -Two Judiciary Committee members, Reps. W i l l i a m Hun;ale. D-Mo., and David W, 3ennis. R-Ind., said Sunday refection by Nixon of a Supreme Court decision on the Jaworski (CONTINUED ON PACE TWO) Ouf-Of-Court Settlement Of Suit Against City Refused An out-of-court settlement of a lawsuit against the city w a s turned down today in a special session of the Fayetteville Board of Directors. Six members of the board voted in favor of turning it down while one. Mrs. T. C. Carlson Jr. abstained. Two aspects or the lawsuit which would have been settled were that the city would bo enjoined ami restrained f r o m collecting the five mill volun ta-ry lax as in the past and water and sewer expansion would be declared a constitutional act while other issues would be left open for further action. Also a settlement of $10,000 plus expenses to the plaintiffs was denied. Paul Noland. board member, said he felt Fayeltcville citizens were entitled to a court decision other than an arbitrary decision by the directors. He said that anything short of a court settlement would leave the city open to further lawsuits. The suit was originally filed i n Washington C h a n c e r y Court on Nov. 2 1973 by T C Carlson, John McIIaffey. Richard Mayes and Annelle Buche, and challenges city operation of the water, sewer and sanitation department On Nov. 28. 1973 the suit was amended to include the city's levying of a five mill "voluntary tax," which Carlson, et al, claimed was illegally exacted from Fayetteville citizens. On April 30, 1974, the suit was further amended, Ihis time dropping seven years from the original complaint. At present, the suit includes only the eight years (1966 to present) that the city has operated under the city manager form of government. Previously, it included seven years during which the city was operated under the mayor-council form of government. Several previous attempts have been made to settle the issue out of court, but all havÂ» failed.