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INSTDfr- Editorial 4 For women -. ; 5 Sports 13.15 Amusements 15 Comics 17 Classified K 18-21 H5rh YEAR-NUMM* 14 Jlorthtoest Tfo Public Intcmt Is Th« First Concern Of This Newspooer FAYETTOflUE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUNE 27, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Fair and a little w a r m e r through Friday, law last night 47. Lows tonight in the mid to upper 50s and highs Friday in the mid to upper 80s, Sunset today 8:37; sunrise Friday 6:02. Weather map on page 3. £·22 PAGES-TEN CBOS Concentration Young Chad Lawrence, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Lawrence of Fayetfeville concentrates on putting a worm (in a hook at Lake Fayetleville while participating in t h e summer recreation program sponsored the city government and the Youth Center. (TfMBSphoto hy Ken Good) St. Glair Says Payment To Hunt Not Part Of Cover-Up WASHINGTON (AP) -- torney James St. Clair opened President Nixon's imp defense before the Judiciary Committee today. Entering the closed ' he told reporters he . _ = ,, as the most serious charge thi March 21, 1973, payment o $75,000 to convicted Walci-gab burglar E. Howard " The money, St. Clair was for Hunt's legal fees an( not part of the Watergate cov er-up, as has been alleged by a federal grand jury. St. Clair's request allowed to call six witnesses to buttress his case was rejectee by the committee Wcdnesda TO CALL WITNESSES The committee agreed lo cal two of them but said it u the other four interviewed ... by the committee staff to see Iheir testimony is needed. Although Ihe March 21 are the focal point of SI. Clair presentation, he said be w.., deal with all the allegations be fore the committee. He presented each member with foui phone-directory sized filled with evidence, the largesl of which dealt with the Waler- gate cover-up. St. Clair said he expected to he able to complete his ' " in two days. An effort to win approval of St. Clair's full list of ··-' failed on a 1919 tie produced a sharp partisan split in the committee and may have influenced soiiie Republicans to vote against impeachment. Rep. Charles W. Sane. Jr., R-N.J., who offered the losing molion to expand the witness list said he still was undc- Beach Hum Ban Proposed VENICE. Calif. (AP) -- The lifeguard strolled out of his station 200 yards from the cresting waves, glanced around at about 200 naked men and women and sighed, "Yep, il's going to be a fun summer." It has been that way all year for Randy Slcigcly. a guard for six years on the heavily used beach in this Los Angeles district. The guys and gils been taking off their cl and authorilies have been looking the other way. "We've told the police that if the activity is pure nudity nothing else . . . we don' [here's any violation of law and we have no des make arrests." said Asst. Angeles City Ally. Dave Perez. Councilman Arthur Snyder is Irying to change things, however. He asked the Los Angeles city atlorney's office to draft legislation this week and today the Police, Fire and Civil Defense Committee holds a i hearing on a proposed nance prohibiting beach nudity. Snyder heads the committee. Even with, committee approval the bill would require at least 10 votes of the 15-member council to become law. Sources close to City Hall feel the bill hasn't got Ihe necessary votes. Steigely. 23, said Wednesday that more than 10,000 bathers and sightseers flocked last Sunday to his stretch of Venice sands, a flat, open beach adja cent to a residential area. "Yeah, it was wall-lo-i,_.. people from this station lo tint one, over there," he said, gesturing «0 yards north. "I'd say ·boot naked. . 4,000 of 'em -- At open« ichmen House ay. hearing egarriet rgc the ent o alergatc. uit Jr insisted es ant te cov ·d by a he be ·sses to rejected sday ES lo cal wantb ed firs ) see i evenls Clair's ic \vil oils be resunt- ur tele books largesl Water- ctert to defense oval of .nesses e thai TI split y have :ans to t. ndman he los- le wits undc- · · ITU IV§ · r/\n SPfl f w%i -- The us sta- rcsting . about en and o be a 11 year ird for y used es dis- s have clolhes n look- that if :y and 't feel slate sire lo t. |X)S Perez. I'der is how- ingeles draft today /il De- public ordi- nudity. tec. pprov- ire at ember ourccs he bill votes, nesday athers t Sun- Venice adja- o-wall o tint i, ges- 'd say were cidcd about how to vote. "But if I don't hear from the witnesses I want to hear I'll never (CONTINTTED ON PAGE TWO) Army Hearing End Of Era Of Draftees WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army is down to its last 25,000 draftees. This represents only about 3 per cent of the Army's strength. Draftees will be completing [heir two-year service and leaving the Army at the rate of about 5,000 a month during the summer and fall. Only a few will be left in uniform after that. But the last 85 .draftees will not lw discharged until June of nexl year. . Legal authority to induct men into the armed services died almost a year ago, July I, 1973, but the Pentagon stopped issuing mass draft calls six months earlier than thai. In the last half year before lie induction authority expired virtually the only men drafted were reservists who had failed to meet their obligations. Only the Army drew on the rtrafl for manpower in recent years, although some of those nio enlisted in the Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force were considered draft-motivated. TOUGH STRUGGLE After a tough, uphill struggle he Army topped its monthly enlistment goal in May and manpower officials say fhev be- ieve it can continue to do so without sacrificing quality. The Marines, however have een unable to attract enough high school graduates fo meet congressional requirements Because of the Marine proh- em, Pentagon officials said hat total U.S. mililary manpower will fall about G.OOO short of the 2.174,121 figure planned or the end of the fiscal year hat ends Sunday. Some Congressmen remain skeptical that the all-volunteer (CONTINUITO ON PAGE TWO! LIJU siaie. The House ver is awaiting actio hopes lo win leg for all or part priation. The Senate apt by a 28-0 vote an operations app identical to the Wednesday bv 1 Senate version tion in the House 75 VOTES The House m 75 favorable vote tion bills pass or by three- fourths hers -- but got votes cast again The House v on its version o Gov. Dale Bun aides a reading lators need to b support the Sc when it comes to Rep. Lacy La n tried to gel the punge --i that is vote by which failed. His moti needed 67 votes only 60. The House c defeated on a vo tempt by Rep. sem of Perrvvil dealh of Ihe 'Ho ·ejecting his rr 'clincher," whic would have barr sklcralion of Ihe Each legisla spenl about an h explanation of th mansion plan. Dr. Roger Bo lie Department Rehabilitative 5 hat approval o appropriation of state funds woi million in fcderf iblc. The program. by SRS. covers -- those who are of welfare - ant janrTcd lo cover vhosc incomes a o make them velfare but not pay for mcdicr said. T h e expanr vould he for per come did not ex han 33 1-3 per mum a person earn and still r other forms of ance. Nixon's Pre-Summit Tactic U.S. Won't Accept NIK BRUSSELS. Belgium (AP) -The Nixon administration, in a presummit lactic, has put Soviet leaders on notice that it will nol accept a nuclear disadvantage and is 'prepared to continue the arms race "as ong as we must." Al the same time, the admin- stration has taken the precaution of notifying the American people that they shouldn't expect too much in the way of weapons controls from President Nixon's Kremlin talks with Soviet Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev. The double set of irgnals was lashed at a Brussels news con- erence Wednesday night by Secretary of State Henry A. Cissinger. The United States probably retains an over-all weapons advantage because of its edge in deployed warhea ery systems. K But there has nological explosi 1972 interim r Ircaty that puts both the big pow On I he Soviet with multiple In PCt a h! P ( vn P «·*" 1 ti r» ui L t ivi j r ger reported. But what rale they to foretell." TTie secretary less Washington can agree on lim the next 18 mon almost impossib Ihe developmen arms. "It becomes ha ery passing six-n City Begins Calling Witnesses In Suit Challenging Its Operations House Refuses Funding For EPC Measure LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The governor's bill to appropriate $60,000 to staff and operate the Environmented Preservation Commission was defeated in Ihe House Wednesday, In other major action: --The House turned back an attempt to derail the administration's proposed expansion of the medicaid program by refusing to send Ihe hill to a committee which would report back in January. --The Senate approved its copy of a bill lo appropriale $1.5 million more for Ihe state program providing free textbooks in the upper four grades of public schools. The Senate has killed bs sending to committe its copy or a bill to provide $2,940,000 for use by the EPC to buy wilderness areas, archeological sites and areas of historical importance for preservation by appropriation bill i the one defeated by the House. The pending ac- measure. needed of the mem- vote Wednesday bill gave and his Senate measure (he House bill overwhelmingly voice vote an at- mollon for the chamber director of Social and Services, said the proposed $4,735,836 in Id m a k e $16 federal funds avail- ariminislered · 128.000 more re high enough ineligible for , sufficient to il care. Bost coverage be eligible for public assist- Arriving For Nuclear Summit Moscow Turns Oat For Nixon. MOSCOW (AP) --President Nixon arrived for his nuclear summit conference in the Kremlin today and thousands of Muscovites turned out to see him. But some of them- were shunted away by police shouting through -bullhorns, "Not allowed! Not allowed!" The Muscovites gathered near Nixon's motorcade route from the airport and waved flags. Police lined the route and open squares and in some areas moved the people into side streets. Nixon's limousine was surrounded by motorcyle policemen. White House spokesman Gerald Warren told newsmen the crowd turnoul appeared larger than when Nixon was here two years ago. He said they waved America!! and Soviet flags which had been given them beforehand. It appeared, however, that an effort was being made to hold down the size of the crowd. Nixon was greeted by Communist party leader Leonid I. Brezhnev at the VfP Vnukovo Airport which was decked out with Soviet and American flags. Brezhnev did not come to the airport two years ago to greet Nixon. The President hoped his visit would produce a partial ban on underground nuclear weapons tests and a slowdown on nuclear arms development by the two superpowers. The President, with Mrs. Nixon on his right, smiled and waved as he walked down the ramp of the blue and white presidential jet under bright, sunny skies. A crowd of about 400 persons -.vas at the airport to greet Nixon. Niron first reviewed an honor guard, which hailed him with the cheer, "We wish you health." He then heard a military band play the Soviet and American -national anthems. Then he and his wife shook hands with some persons in the crowd, who were waving small American and Soviet flags. Brezhnev and Nixon smiled frequently and chatteci with each other as they walked through the crowd, and Nixon waved several times to the well-wishers, who included a contingent from the American Embassy. Nixon then watched a brief military parade, headed into the airport, lounge and prepared to motor into the city. At the President's first Moscow summit, in May 1972, the Soviets accorded Nixon a cooly correct welcome and Soviet President Nixolai V. Podgomy was the chief greeter. Nixon's morning flight to the Soviet capital followed a round of consultations in Brussels Wednesday with America's partners in the Atlantic Al liance and the ceremonial sign ing of a declaration pledging wider cooperation within the al liance. Belgium's rulers, King Bau douin, went to the Melsbroek military airport to give the President and Mrs. Nixon a red carpet sendoff. The Moscow summit general ly was viewed as a means o maintaining the momentum o the Soviet-American detent launched by Nixon's .May 1972 trip to the Soviet capital anc fostered by Brezhnev's return visit to the United States las year. No major breakthrough!, were expected this lime. Some 'agreements are report ed ready for signing, such as one to expand commercial rela tions. Bui these seem m a i n l j designed to show the continuing coperaiion between the Lwr countries. Congressional Veto Power Suggested WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thi Senate Watergate committee is being asked to recommend congressional veto power over every presidential order, direc five or proclamation. The recommendation, an at tempt to end so-called "presi dential law making" under the president's emergency powers was proposed to the committee by Dr. Arthur Miller, Its con sullant on issues raised by the Walergate scandal. The report advised that lh committee recommend enact ment of a law "that will quire the submission of every president's order or directive by whatever name called, to be submitted to the Congre:; prior lo its promulgation." The report, made available to The Associated Press by sources close to the committee proposed this for the committee's final report: "The Select Committee fur ther recommends that no such order or directive can have the force of law until both houses of Congress approve it by ma iority vote." OFFICE SUGGESTED Since hundreds and e housands of such directives are issued in any given year he report recommended thai Congress set up an office with he responsibility of approving routine orders. "Congress could then devote tself lo consideration of only hose orders of the greatest importance or impact," the report said. The report dealt mainly with w a y s in which Congress can reform its procedures so as to more effectively over- ee the work of Ihe executive branch. Kissinger been a deliv- said. tech- since the nuclear arms pressure on independently tV) warheads ployed, Kissin- he added, "at · will deploy :, it will be to reverse of Soviet he noted glumly. "One reason, obviously, is the high cost of selling up a MIRV system." Kissinger said the differences between the two governments on how to calculate their strengths to reach an agreed standoff are so great that a ban on offensive systems "will certainly not be completed in the form of any permanent agreement on this visit." Moreover, he said, "it is impossible that there will be an extension of the interim agreement unless it is tied to some substantial agreement on multiple warheads, and that probably will also nol be fully achieved al the summit." He said an agreement in principle could emerge from Nixon's third annual meeting ... with Brezhnev, ra well as a b*n| sctts ' on some underground tests. ;: --AP Wirephotc LEAVING COURT .. .Ehrlictiman appears disgusted as he leaves Wednesday's session NEWS BRIEFS Sees SEC Failure CORNING. Iowa (AP)' -President Oren Lee Staley ol .he National Farmers Organ- .zalion contends the government "won't have a leg to stand on" in a civil lawsuil filed against the NFO by the Securites and Exchange Commission. The SEC has charged the NFO with making "untrue statements" and "omissions" n borrowing money from its members. It says the farmers' group is broke. On Soviet Airwaves WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Jim Wright's Texas twang can ic heard these summer nights over the Soviet Union airwaves, reading selections from his lx»k on the workings of t h e U.S. Congress. Wright, a Democrat from Fort Worth, is participating in a radio series being broadcast wice a week by the Voice of America. The program, designed to ac- quainl Soviet cilizens with the \mcrican Congress, is based on Vrrght's recently-updated book, 'You and Your Congressman." NASA I* Lose, WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. AP) -- Mother nature and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration fought another ound today over the launching »f 54 test rockets. NASA was lie loser. A NASA spokesman said the aunchings were postponed for he fourth consecutive day be- ause of cloudy skies. The rockets, when they ure aunched, will test the upper atmosphere. In doing so. they Iso will lignl up the skies with series of glowing clouds visible from Florida lo Massachu- Shot Accidentally A 15-year-old area youlh w a s admitled to Washington Regional Medical Center Wednesday afternoon after being accidentally shot in the arm with a .22 caliber revolver. Doyle Scratt of West Fork was in good condition loday. ' Fayetteville police said Serall lold Ihcm he and another youth were playirrg with the pistol near Jim's Grocery in West Fork when the gun discharged. The bullet struck Seratt in I" left arm. Leaders Undecided WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic party leaders arc undecided about whether to say anything aboul House impeachment proceedings against President Nixon in their 21-hour nationwide ftindraising telethon Ihis weekend. A party official called the question "very sensitive" and said that as of Wednesdav no discussion of the impeachment proceedings was planned. However, a preview of some of the material from the tele- Lhon, shown to newsmen Wednesday, disclosed f references to Watergate and some of :hc related scandals of Ihe Nixon adminislralion. Getting Better MOSCOW (AP) - Nancy Kissinger is gelling belter and will 'e released Friday from Beth- :sda Naval Hospital, her husband told reporters flying to Moscow, Secretary of State Henry A, Kissinger said his wife developed a stomach ulcer toward Jie end of his trip lo the Middle East in May. He said encouraging X rays were taken Wednesday. Mrs. Kissinger has been at Bcthesda 2Vi weeks. Witness List Of 'Plumbers' Set At 57 WASHINGTON (AP) _ Among the likely witnesses in the trial of John D. Ehrlichman and three others accused in the plumbers case are a former president of Cuba, a formei Treasury secretary and two policemen from California. The four were among 57 list cd as likely to appear in the trial that began with jury selection Wednesday and continues loday. They are Dr. Carlos Prio Socarra, Cuban president from 1948 to 1952, ex-Treasury Secretary George P. Shultz and Michael Haigwood and Clinton Brickley of Beverly frills, Calif. Former and present CIA officials, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Rep. Guy Vanderjagt, R-Mich., also are expected to appear. Some may be called to testify to the character of o n e of t h e defendants. For example, Van- rierjagt lived two doors from Ehrlichman before Ihe White House aide resigned more than a year ago. RIGHTS VIOLATION Ehrlichman, G. Cordon dy, Bernard L. Barker and Eugenio L. Martinez arc accused of violating the rights of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Dr. Lewis Fielding's Beverly Hills, Calif., office was broken into Sept. 3, 1971, in a fruitless search for Elisbcrg's files. Fielding's name also appears on the prospective witness list. The defendants are accused of conspiring lo obtain the psychiatric files of Ellsberg, former Pentagon analyst w h o Pentagon papers lo leaked the the press. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gcsell moved the jury selection process along briskly 0 an initial jury pool of 120 to at least Wednesday, narrowing 60 persons. Gesctl planned To Question 37 more prospective jurors today. It is likely that defense and prosecution allor- ncys will selecl the 12 jurors and six allcrnates who judge the case from a final pool of about 85. Complaints On Taxes, Rates, Records Heard The city of Faycltcville began calling witnesses today as a suit challenging city operations entered its third day in Washington Chancery Court. During the opening days of the trial the plaintiffs and their witnesses have testified in support of their complaints about taxes, operations of the Water and Sewer Department and city financial records. The suit was filed by T. C. Carlson Jr., Mrs. Annellen Buche, Richard Mayes and John Mahail'ey. A f f e r hearing testimony from all four plaintiffs and others, including Mrs. T. C. Carlson Jr.. wife of one of the plaintiffs and a city director, the piain- iffs rested their case Wednesday afternoon. Mahaffey, a consulting engineer who has been involved in the design of water and sc\ver systems in various cities, told the court that the city's water rate structure is discriminatory, being based on what Mahaffey termed an "inverted rate structure." Mahaffey said the rale structure favors the larger user. The Fayetleville rale structure allows the user of large quantities of water to pay a smaller charge per gallon than the smaller customer -- primarily the residential user. Mahaffey said that the city will have to adopt a uniform rale structure in order to qualify for Environmental Pro- lection Agency grants in the future. Later he revealed som« confusion about the matter. OUTSIDE THE CITY Mahaffey also said that it is his opinion that the revenue generated in the "outside the " ,' water system" proposed by the city provide only 25 and which rale 13 in the EPA regu- per cent of the amount needed lo maintain the system, so lhat Ihe people in Ihe city will in fact be 1 subsidizing (he' w a t e r system outside the city. On, c r o s s examination, Uahaffcy revealed some con- "usion as to the definitions of an inverted raie and a uniform rale required aliens. Hill Pulman. allorney for Ihe city, pqinled out that the EPA regulations slate only that t h e cost lo the customer be proportional to the cost of the service. The "cost of service" concept implies, according to 3 u t m a n , [hat residential customers pay more bccausa heir service costs more -- primarily because residential use nvolves peak periods in Ihe norning and evening, creating i storage problem. while c o m m e r c i a l a n d industrial lemand is more evenly dis- ributcd through the day . Mahaffey agreed that in his c o n s u l t i n g work h e h a s ·ecommcndcd the inverted rate :eale such as Fayetteville uses nit insisted lhat "the trend ij oward the uniform scale." P u t in a n \I a h a f f e v also questioned apparent disagreement with a report submitted by Black and Veach, consulting engineers on the Fayetteville system and supporters of the inverted rcale. ^ulman read from a deposition ;iven earlier by Mahaffey in vhich Mahaffey said he was in general agreement w i t h I h e cport. Plaintiff Carlson testified on is efforts to check into records ncluding expense accounts for he city manager and his staff. CONTINUED O.\ P. iGE TWO) Illegal Corporate Aid Said Given Humphrey And Mills WASHINGTON (AP) -- The staff of Ihe Senale Watergate committee says il has evidence Sen. Hubert II. Humphrey's former campaign manager helped engineer a scheme to funnel $137,000 in illegal corporate aid o D e m o c r a t s , including Humphrey. The campaign manager. Minneapolis attorney Jack L. Chestnut, refused to testify un- Icr oalh about the affair on grounds he might tend to incriminate himself, the slaff said in a confidential report. A former top campaign aid lo Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, Joe P. Johnson, also invoked Ihe Fifth Amendment and refused to les- ify about apparently illegal aid lo Mills' brief 1972 presidential campaign, the report said. H said Humphrey's 1972 pres- .1 Sciential campaign got $2o,000 in apparently illegal corporate aid from the nation's largest dairy cooperative. Associated Milk Producers. Inc. The {25.000 was part of $137.000 i n illegal AMPI contributions, the report said. And. in separate donations, it said, Mills' presidential effort got corporate aid of $75.000 from the milk producers and $1.000 from a sister dairy co op. Mid-America Dairymen.' Inc. Also, both Humphrey and Mills received previously undisclosed campaign gifts of $1,001) each from Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing, Co., Ihe report said. A spokeswoman for Humphrey said he had not seen the report and "he won't want to comment on it until it Is in its final form." Mills could not be reached for comment.

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