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msne- For Women 3 Editorial 4 Sports 3 . 6 Amusements 7 Comics ... g Classified s , 9-11 Church Directory 12 llith YEAR-NUMBER 16 Th« Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LU, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures through Sunday with a slight chance or thundershowers. Low last night 5«. Low* tonight in the low 60s with highs in the mid 90s. Sunset today 8:37 Sunrise Sunday 6:03. ·£·12 PACES-TEN CENTS Economic /n/ormqt/pn^Pgcf Signed MOSCOW (AP) -- President Sixon and Leonid I. Brezhnev 'jew to the Crimea today to continue arms talks after srgn- ng a new pact for exchanging economic information to spur U.S.-Soviel trade. The White House press office n Moscow said the two leaders .anded at Simferopol airport. Mind Reading Computer Rebecca Mahoney, a computer technician, wears a modified football helmet equipped with e l e c t r o d e s as she and Lawrence Plnneo, director of the neuro-physiology program at Stanford Research Center, work with a computer designed to read the mind. The project, still in the embryonic stage, is funded by the Pentagon. (AP Wirephnlo) Farmers Said Getting Less, But Groceries Costing More WASHINGTON (AP) -- New, government figures show farm-! ers are getting lower prices than they did a year ago, while consumers are paying about one-fifth more for food. The Agriculture Department said Friday its Farm price index skidded another 6 per cent between May 15 and June 15, putting the indicator 'I per cent below a year earlier. . It was the fourth month in a row that farm, prices declined. But in another report earlier this week, USDA said fl market basket of farm-produced food in May sold in retail stores at 19 above year-earlier per cent costs. The middleman share of food costs has risen partly because just about everything is more expensive these days, including labor and transportation. But many administration cffi- cials, including Agriculture Secretary Earl I,. Butz, say those markups could be reduced so that consumers can get lower- cost food. Meat- prices, in particular, have caused concern. TO CHECK MARKUP Reacting to the widening gup between wha t f/i rmcrs get lor livestock and consumers pay for meat, Butz announced Friday a new task force to examine the markups and come up with recommendations on how they can be trimmed. "I hope that we can get more efficiency in the whole marketing and distributing and proc- uting essing chain, and that proved productivity can im- be passed both ways," Butz said. "Retail prices to consumers should reflect prices to producers, and prices to heef growers should reflect retail prices. 1 ' Declining prices for livestock have led the downward march. in (firm prices for months. As a group, meat animal prices declined another 12 per cent from mid-May to mid-June and averaged 29 per cent below a year earlier. Cattle prices, for example, were $32.20 per 100 pounds nn the hoof, down $4.90 from May and $11.60 below a year earlier. The June 15 average also was $19.40 per 100 pounds below the record last August. The market basket figures showed rctai] counter beef in May averaged $1.35 per pound one cent Jess than in May 1973. Guerrillas In Lebanon Clash BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) The death toll in the worst clash ever between rival Pale stiniun guerrilla groups in Lebanon rose to 25 today, guer rilla sources reported. Many died overnight in hospi tais following a four-hour shoot out Friday on the southern an eastern fringes of Beirut. th( irccs said, while about 21 others are being treated foi shrapnel and gunshot wounds. The dead included a retire* Lebanese police captain killec by a stray bullet, the source; said. The rest of the casualtie: were said to be Palestinian ci vilians and guerrillas. Heavily armed patrols of th'_ Armed Struggle Command, the guerilla equivalent of milit police, guarded key points the Shatilla, Sahni and Ta Zaater refugee camps where the fighting took place, the; said. ORDERS Top guerrilla leader Yasi Arafat, who is in Damascus, or dereri a cease-fire between th two sides and empowered th patrols to "ruthlessly strike" a any violators, the sources re ported. Guerrilla sources said the pa trols made several arrests from both groups, the Popular Fron for the Liberation of Palestin -- General Command (PFLP GC) and the Popular Demo cratic Front (PDF). The groups differ over wheth cr the Palestinians should par ticipate in the Arab Israel peace talks in Geneva. The issue has split the enliri g u e r r i l l a movement. Thi PFLP-GC sides with the radica camp that rejects any peacefu settlement with Israel. Th PDF who supports advocate the moderate attending thi Geneva lalks and the creatiol of an independent Palestinian stale on the west bank of thi River Jordan and the Ga/ r Strip, If Israel evacuates them. Nixon, Brezhnev To Continue Arms Talks They were expected to drive to Yalta. With further curbs on missile defense systems all but settled, they concentrated on prospects for an underground nuclear test ban. Experts were assigned to keep plugging away while Nixon and Brezhnev flew to the Black discussio The pact - congre; for an inform ness deals. In Armed Troops Pose Threat In Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) Heavily armed troops mpatient with the pace o' re- 'orm in feudal Ethiopia were occupying parts of the capital .qday in a new threat to the civilian government. Residents reported the city Bureaucratic Bungling Blamed calm, but :roops and metropolitan the presence of police occupying areas posed the Army Division burst in at government radio slation threat of an imminent military coup- against Prime Minister Endalkachew Mankonsen's four-month-old government. Helmeted soldiers from the 4th :he Friday and forced employes to aroadcast statements denounc- ng 25 former cabinet ministers, army officers and other officials held by the military. The officials were arresled in April for alleged corruption and failure to take adequate relief measures in the wake of a disastrous drought. Radical troops reportedly were angered by the failure of their officers to seek punishment for eight members of parliament who called this week for the release of the 25 officials. The broadcasts said the armed forces were ready to "take the necessary action" against the officials. Radical soldiers who want to put the officials on trial also have been dissatisfied with anti-corruption measures under Endalkachew. who pledged reforms when he took office. He replaced Premier Aklilu Hapie- wold. who resigned in late February during a military m u t i n y (hat began with a demand for higher pay and ended with calls for government and social form. Trie military has been the strongest force in Ethiopia since February, when military mutinies, widespread strikes and violent demonstrations moved ttie 2,500-yaar-ol;I empire to the brink of anarchy. Observers said persisteril splits within the armed forces had been a factor in holding ofl an outright military takeover. Along with Ethiopia's political and economic problems, there has been an upsurge ol activity by separatist guerrillas in the northern province ol Eritrea. The guerrillas recently kidnaped seven Norih Americans. They have released three. Black Support CHARLOTTE. N.C. (AP) The Senate Watergate Com mittee slaff has concluded thai a plan was developed lo award federal grants and contracts to lo support persuade President neutral in the 1972 elections blacks Nixon or to remain Ihc Charlotte Observer reportec today. The newspaper said the port c l a i m s t h a t conduct by some of those involved appears to be "violative of certain fed oral, civil and criminal laws. and further, may interfere with Ihc lawful functioning of the government." iea resort for further ns. lew, 10-year economic which does not need ipnal_ approval -- calls exchange of "relevant tion" to promote busi- dls. 2, the two powers de- expand trade in order to advance political detente between them. But while some major deals have been worked out, the 1972 accord never became operative, with opposition coming mainly from those who say the Soviet. Union should not be given trading advantages unless it relaxes emigration policies. Key provisions of the new agreement include annuat exchanges of information and forecasts of basic economic, in- d u s t r i a l a n d commercial trends, as well as help in the leasitfg of offices and homes for American and Soviet businessmen. The signing was in St. Vlaiii- mir's Hall in the Kremlin, with Nixon seated ornate 15th Tax Probe Failure Reported WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Internal Revenue Service Director Johnnie Walters took an interest in a tax investiga- .ion of the nation's largest dairy farmer cooperative that failed to uncover massive illegal political donations, the Watergate Committee staff says. In a confidential staff report obtained by The Associated Press, the staff cites evidence .hat then-Treasury Secretary John B. Connally was contacted about at least one aspect of the case. The report says Connally may have contacted Walters about it. But the report also said it found no evidence that the IRS or the Justice Department be- baved improperly. The report blamed bureaucratic bungles for the agencies' failure to follow up on recommendations for an expanded tax audit and possible criminal prosecution. The report said that a new IRS agent mistakenly concluded that the dairy -onpmvi- tive, Associated Milk Producers, Inc.. had too little income to make an expanded audit pav off in tax dollars. ' RECORDS MISPLACED And it said the Justice Department, which had been asked by the IRS to look into possible criminal prosecution of the statute of limitations expired, making any prosecution impossible. The IRS story -- as outlined the staff report -- started when a routine audit of the milk producers found they had spent $90,000 in corporate money to produce a political picture book of former President Lyndon B. Johnson's messages to Congress prohibits corporate donations to to drop the co-op, misplaced records of the case until The subordinate, Albert saying Baby Killed In Car Wreck A two-montlvold boy was the victim of a two-vehicle accident on Elm Springs Road shortly a f t e r 7 p.m. Friday. The baby's father, Robert. Powell, 19. of Cave Springs, is in satisffictory condition this morning in Sprirrgdale Memorial Hospital. According Co police reports the baby was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center with heart injuries and died there after his arrival. The baby's mother, Mrs. Glenda Joy Powell, 20, was treated and released at Springdale Memorial Hospital. According to Trooper Tommy Baker of the Arkansas State Police, the Powell car struck the rear of a pickup truck-camper driven by Lewis Luna, 66, Springdale. Baker said the two vehicles apparently locked bumpers and together went off Ihe tcft side of the road, traveling 200 feet and overturning. Luna was also treated apparently for minor injuries. The accident occurred on Elm Springs Road just west of the Springdale city limits. As Plumbers 1 Trial Begins Break-In Discussed By Hunt WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Ellsberg break-in began as a carefully . nurtured operation supported by the CIA and ended as a burglary. crude, unsuccessful according to testimony offered to the jury in the plumbers trial. Among the witnesses in the first day of testimony Friday were Dr. Lewis Fielding -Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist and the victim ef the illegal search -- and one of its principal planners, Jr. E. Howard Hunt In his opening statement, Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor William H. Merrill said the Sept. 3. 1971, break-in "was the willfully arrogant act of men who took the law into their own hinds because they thought they were above the law." fn flat unemotional terms, the prosecutor said the four defendants were guilty of a crime "against one of our most cherished rights," the right lo be free from an unlawful search. The four defendants are John D. Ehrlichman. uniil last spring among Ihe closest of President Nixon's inner circle; and convicted Waterg.ne conspirators G. Gordon Liddy, Bcr nard L. Barker and Eugenio R. Martinez. They are accused of violating Fielding's rights. A lawyer for Ehrlichrnan told the jury his client never approved anything illegal. A lawyer for Liddy said the one-lime FBI agent believed he acted with the authority of the President. An attorney for Martinez and Barker said the break-in was nothing more than an ex- tension of more than 10 years clandestine work for the CIA in the minds «f his clients. "It began with the hiring of E. Howard Hunt," said Merrill in laying out the events leading to the raid at Fielding's office at Beverly Hills, Calif. Hunt testified he was hired July 7. 1971. on the commendation of former White House special counsel Charles W. Colson and the approval of Ehrlichman. Merrill said Ehrlich man was "keenly aware and interested" in Hunt's 21 years as a covert CIA agent. Within a few weeks, Hunt said, he had joined the White House plumbers, a White House investigative unit set up to close leaks of national security information to the news media. The other plumbers included Liddy. Hunt said a decision was made to obtain psychological information about Ellsberg, in part because of White House fears that he would become a national martyr. Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon papers study of l'.ie Vietnam war to the press, was at the time the subject of federal prosecution. In July, 1971. Dr. Fielding turned down persistent FBI ie- quests for Ellsberg's fihs, he testified. Hunt said the plumbers began considering covert methods of obtaining derogatory information about Ellsberg. "It seemed to me at least, a bag job was in order," H u n t JCO.XTLNUXD ON P. ICE TWO) handed a subordinate IRS offi- Brezhnev and oot apart at :enlury table. They each signed wo copies of the accord and Irank a champagne toast after- varcl. FOURTH PACT It was the fourth pact to result from the summit talks, but he first signed by Brezhnev. :Ie had left the other signings o President Nikolai Podgorny, ;'remier Alexoi Kosygin and 0 o r e i g n Minister Andrei "romyko. The other accords concerned health, housing and energy questions. Leonid Zamyatin, Soviet spokesman, told a news conference the economic agreement "determines the main direction "or developing our cooperation in these fields and it also provides a mechanism for its implementation. We are convinced tTlMESphoto by Ken Good* NEAR WEST FORK trees . .Oman's car is demolished after hitting mobile home, fences, gas meter and Winslow Man Hurt When Car Hits Mobile Home A Winslow man is being treated in the intensive care unit at Washington Regional Medical Center Fridav following afternoon an accident in which his car careened off a mobile home, and tore down three "·nces, a gas meter, and a tree. Iran Randall Orman, 20, is reported in stable condition. Trooper Charles Brooks ol the Arkansas State Police said Orman was traveling south apparently lost control of car, which struck the left side of a 14 by 70 foot mobile home that was being towed. The accident occurred on Hwy. 71 just north of West Fork. Trooper Brooks said the NEWS BRIEFS Raising Prices HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) _ The Shell Co. says wholesale gasoline prices charged to its dealers will be increased 1.4 cents per gallon effective Sunday. Shell also announced on Friday increased prices on n wide variety of other fuels. It said the hikes resulted from higher eosts of foreign raw material and conform to Federal Energy Administration's lotions. pricing regu- On Missing GIs WASHINGTON (AP) -- A congressman says he hopes to meet with North Vietnamese and Viet Cong representatives in Saigon ne\t week to try to find out why U.S. teams are not being permitted lo look for bodies of 2,40(i American servicemen still missing from the Vietnam war. Rep. G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery, D-Miss.. said Friday he also has asked for a side trip into North Vietnam and said a Pathct Lao official has agreed lo meet with him later in the week. Prison Term Set WASHINGTON (AP) -- Herbert W. Kalmbach, former chief fund-raiser and personal lawyer for President Nixon, will serve the first part of his six-to 18 month jail sentence for campaign finance violations in the Washington-Baltimore area. Kalmbach is to surrender to the U.S. marshal in Baltimore by noon Monriay. Thrown Out NEW ORLEANS. La. (AP) -A fedeal appeals court thrown out the contempt viction of reputed underworld financial leader Meyer saying the Justice Department did not give him enough time to answer a subpoena. Lansky, 72 and ailing, found guilty last year 01 charge of not answering a pocna issued by a fed grand jury in Miami. He been sentenced to a year and day in prison. Peron 111 BUENOS AIRES. Argentina (AP) -- President Juan D. Peron lay seriously ill today in his official mansion, apparently with infections bronchitis. Doctors prescribed "; lute rest" for the VS-year-oUl leader, who cnme down the flu two weeks ago. Unofficial medical, sc said the president appeared to have infections bronchitis was complicating an old heart condition. Said Inevitable DACCA. Bangladesh (API Prime Minister Z n l f i k a r Bhutto of Pakistan declared today that improved r with Bangladesh are table" despite Ihe bitter legacy of the 1971 civil war. But he cautioned that three-day visit here is only the first step and many c plicated problems have to ironed out before the 2',i-year history of enmity can into friendship. the Or- nd his ide me :ci- ust :ar JU -- ·]as on- rid ky. cnt to vas a Jb- ·ral Had 1 a ina 'er- his itly so- n'.cl ·ith ces to hat art Ali to- ins acy his the be t .·;-'/ tore through three fences knocked over a gas meter, and an oak tree. Arkansas Western Gas Company crews were called to re pair damage lo their meter. Brooks said. There was heavj damage to the mobile home. The accident occurred aboul 1 p.m. Friday. Attorneys Indicted LOS ANGl'XES (AP) -- The prosecutor and a defense attorney in the Charles Manson murder trial h^ve been intlic'oc on perjury charges for denying that they leaked information on the case to a newsman. Vincent Bugliosi, the prose cut or, antl defense at tomes Daye Shinn were indicted P'ri day by a county grand jury 0! three counts of perjury each. N'cwsman W i l l i a m Karr, who on Thursday was found in con tempt of court for refusing t reveal his sources lo the graiw jury, has said only that two o the six '.rial attorneys gave him the informatiop. Zamyalin s.rid that Nixon, Brezhnev, President Nikolai Podgorny. Premier Alcxei Ko- sygin anil Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko concluded their morning negotiations with "an exchange of views" on the second stage of Ihc European Security Conferer.ce under way .ins Geneva. %ieg]»r, asked if strategic arms limits had been taken up. said "there have been some exchanges" antl said "we expect some - very extensive discussions on this matter in the five days remaining. There still remains a goad deal to talk about." DEVKLOPMENTS -- The Occitiental Petroleum Corp. nnd thvee Soviet trading organisations signed long-term contracts Friday for two-way purchases ol chemicals as woll as a long-term construction agreement. Occidental is headed by Armand Hammer. -- Political dissklent Andrei Sakharov, the father of the S. viet hydrogen bomb, began a hunger strike Friday night to dramatize hi.s appeal to Nixon and Bre/hnev that they discuss problems of n u m a n rights during the s u m m i t . Nixon's Impeachment Defense Given Judiciary Committee WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prcs- j conducting a biased investiga- ident Xixon's full defense lion. against impeachment charges has leen presented to a House Judiciary Committee that is coming under increasing partisan pressures. White House lawyer Jarncs D. St. Clair. concluding a Uvo- day defense presentation Friday, had to compete for the committee's attention with a news report indicating all 21 committee Democrats have already decided to vote for impeachment. Chairman Peter W. Uodino Jr., D-N.J., quoted by Ihc Los Angeles Times as h a v i n g made such a statement, vigorously denied it. Rut some Hoiue Republicans seized on Ihe story as an indication Ihe committee is The furor touched off by the the I. os Angeles Times story spread lo the House floor when Kortino was asked by Speaker Carl Albert to quiet Republican criticism t h a t was sweeping the chamber. Interrupting the legislative session. Rodino said "unequivocally and categorically this statement is not true. There is no basis in fact (or it, nona whatsoever." However, Times editor William F. Thomas said, "Two persons heard all of the i e- marks attributed to Mr. Rodino. and Iwo others were present during .significant part* of that. The Times remains certain of the accuracy of its story." Ihe agreement promote mutually advantageous nomic relations on a firm treaty basis." Ronald L. Zieglcr. White House spokesman, told reporters it .vas "an executive agreement, not a treaty." One correspondent observed the agreement seemed to overlap many of the areas agreed upon by the Soviet Union and United States in 1972, particu- lerly the joint trade agreement of October 197Z. Arthur Hartman assistant secretary of state for European affairs, said Ihe 1972 accord was "strictly trade." He noted that it had not come into forie because it. WOE dependent on congressional approval to grant most favored nation trade status to the Soviet Union. A majority in Congress has opposed trade concessions to the Soviets unless they act to modify emigration policies, especially regarding Jews. Zieglor was asked if the Soviets had given the Americans any assurances there would be progress on -he issue blocking most favored nation tariffs. Zamyatin interrupted, asking, "What do you mean bv that" 1 " JEWISH QUESTION The rcporte.- said, "The Jewish question." Z.imyatin replied. "That question has no relation with Soviet-American trade. I could put the following question to you: Would you agree to make Soviet-American trade dependent on the solution of the racial problem in th" United States?' Zamyatin reported that Nixon and senior Soviet officials discussed at their morning session the possibility of further limiting nuclear weapons tests. Failing to find agreement, the issue was sent back to the experts to work out a draft that would be submitted to the leaders of both countries for later decision at the summit.

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