Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 1, 1974 · Page 1
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tNSIDE- For Women :.. 3 Editorial ..iv,--V-: 4 Sports v..v... 2..... 8-9 Comics .... .v y 10 Classified ···;,.,., H-13 115th YEAR-NUMBER 18 The Public Interest 1$ The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIIM, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JUIY 1, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- Partly cloudy and warm through Tuesday. Overnight low 67. Low« tonight near 71) with Tuesday In the low 90s. Sun-, set today 8:37, sunriw Tuesday 6:04. ,, Weather map on Paga a,- v-. PACES-TEN CENTS Says Killings Had A Purpose Charges Fil ed In Death Of Mrs. King ATLANTA, young black Ga. (AP) -- A | ,,,,_..,, man accused of killing Mrs. Martin Luther King Sr. during a shooting spree at a church service was :ordered held for a grand jury today on murder, charges. ·During his arraignment, Marcus Wayne Cbenault, 23, told a Court judge he was sent to Atlanta "on a purpose and it's partly accomplished." . The stocky prisoner, under heavy police guard, said in response to questions from attor : neys that he had pistols in his possession-when Mrs. King and two others were shot Sunday at Atlanta's Ebehezer Baptist Church. One of the other victims, a deacon, also was killed. "I assume.I shot someone," Che'nault told Judge E. T. Brock, . He said. "My name is Servant Jacob. I'm a Hebrew. I was sent here on a purpose and it's partly accomplished." Chenault was ordered held for a Fulton County grand jury o n ' t w o counts of murder, one charge of aggravated assault and one charge of carrying a pistol without a license. The judge allowed no bond. 'Chenault's attorney,- Randy Bacote of Atlanta, entered pleas of "no contest" to all charges, but Brock refused to percd to him. accept them' and instead entered innocent pleas. Chenault, a former student at Ohio State University in Columbus,'grinned as he entered the courtroom and to initial questions he said, "no comment," but then answered the tions after his attorney ques- whis- No Progress Seen In Talks J fcMiit ' # Nuclear Weapons .MURDER CONSPIRACY CLAIMED .. Chenault says that civil rights leaders have been targeted for assastnation MINSK, U S . S R (AP) -'resident Nixon took time out oday from Irs summit talks -with. Leonid I Brezhnev for alf a day ot sightseeing American officials said the President and the Soviet Communist ., party no progress Legislators Said Unlikely To Wind Up Session By Wednesday chief, had toward made com- LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Gov. Dale Bumpers and the 15 members of the Legislative Joint Budget Committee met for din- · ner at the 'Governor's Mansion 'Sunday evening and Rep. John Miller of Melbourne said the discussion ^centered on what, the legislators would have to do to ' iwind : up" the; special legislative session'by .Wednesday. "The consensiis'-was that we won't get through by Wednesday," Miller said. "Some folks thought - we c o u l d . .; s o m e thought we couldn't,".'- Miller said. "It seemed like the'conclusion was reached that, ; after aN, we have -135 . members out there: If we .get.bogged down, we. get bogged down." '"· · . Miller said that if the legislators do not finish Wednesday, they would go home for the Fourth of July weekend, and re turn to work the following Monday. . . . . Miller said n o com prom is e was suggested on proposals to give pay raise's to state employ- es, public school teachers anc employes of state colleges ant' universities but that the matter was discussed. · PLAN UNACCEPTABLE The Joint Budget Committee Thursday recommended ap proval of a cost-of-living plan tc give a $268 raise to each publi school teacher and every em ploye of slate colleges and uni versities and a $425 raise for a! other state employes. Bumpers said, however, tha the plan was unacceptable. Hi s.jjd..: ;!ttje'i -. flat-raise Concep xuni/Jt! iijif be enough in sbm critical professions and techni cal jobs to:stop the attrition t private business. Bumpers als said last week that flat raise would "virtually destroy" hot the Classification and Com ' ,i pensatipn Plan covering mos stafe employes and the equa ization formula for distribufin state aid to school districts. ·Miller said Bumpers told th legislators that was still op . posed to a flat raise. In Red Tape WASHINGTON (AP) -- T! chairman of a House investiga tions panel says the Office c Management and Budget snarling public works projec in red tape so it won't have spend funds appropriated Congress. Miller said cated that · in- cent ross-lhe-board'/increase would too much for pessons with gher salaries. He ) said -the vernor seemed ·· to/favor a.flat ise for some ,ahd something ss than 5.5 per cent- for' oth- s. Miller said $350: was as romment as- any.-figure.'.,.!· prehensive treaty .limiting 'Offensive nuclear weapons. How* ever, one knowledgeable official said there .was- r still a chance ot. a limited agreement restricting deployment' of MIRV missiles-- those with,, rnultinle independently targeted warheads. After a weekend on the Black Sea coast, the President and Mrs. Nixon flew to Minsk, the capital of Byelorussia, lor lunch and the afternoon. Secretary of State 'Henry A, Kissinger and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko returned to Moscow to continue the aims nounced Wednesday in the final communique ol the summit meeting; it is believed that it will freeze the ABM systems at one for each country. But Ziegler said nothing had occurred to change Kissinger's prediction before the summit began that . a comprehensive ban on MIRVs and other offensive weapons was impossible. Ziegler also 'announced that Nixon will' appear on Soviet television Tuesday night and then will make a televised report to the American people his Air Judges Asked NofToOrder President WASHINGTON C'AP);-- White :ouse lawyer James" D. , St. lair.argued today, that .Pfesi- ent 'Nixon should .'.not. be "or- ered by -judges.". Otherwise, e said, the courts "would have le power to control the execu- ve branch." "The presidency cannot func- ion if, the President is pre- iccupie'd with the defense of a riminal case, and the thought of a President exercising his ;raat powers from a jail cell discussions, and Brezhnev also went back- to his capital, to await Nixon's return, tonight. The Nixons' departure from Simferopol Airport, 65 .miles from' Yalta, was delayed half an hour" because th'.'.' which MrsT''Nixon CwasVriding broke .'down half way. .. She changed cars. . Several thousand persons, smiling arid waving flags, saw the President off from Yalta, and there were more thousatiis at the airport. PRESS. FOLLOWS The Nixons' traveled to Minsk in a' Soviet plane, an Ilyushin G2 ; while the White'House press corps followed aboard Air Force One, the President's jetliner. Higgles vrote. the mind," St. Clair The President's Watergate at- orney made the assertion in a brief ··filed 1 'with the Supreme Court'iif preparation'-for a hear- ng July 8 on the Nixon : claim of executive privilege for White louse tapes and documents wanted as/evdehce for the Wa- ergate cover-up trial. A brief by special prosecutor Leon Jawurski was to be filed Nixon'and Brezhnev, were together for 7% hours Sunday, first in Brezhnev's buff-colored dacha, then on a yacht. "We've made a lot of progress," Nixon told newsmen, and Brezhnev said with, a smile: "We've agreed on everything Now we can take a rest." White Hous'e press' secretary Ronald L. Ziegler told newsmen ;hey discussed weapons con Irols and "European matters,' and the arms discussion was "principally a review of positions." Leonid Zamyatin. the Soviet spokesman, said they reviewed the European security conference in Geneva, but 'there was no indication of progress toward breaking the stalemate there. Ziegler confirmed that the President and Brezhnev completed talks on limitation of anti-ballistic missile systems. He Wednesday night when plane refuels at Loring Force Base in Caribou, Maine. Discotheque Fire Kills Mfersons "PORT CHESTER; N.Y; (AP) -- "In the beginning there was no panic, but then the place filled up with smoke and everyone became disoriented," says a worker at a discotheque where 24 young persons died in an early morning fire. "The place.was packed because there-were a lot of people home from college," added the worker, Joe Parsons Jr. ol Stamford, Conr,., in recounting the fatal fire early Sunday at Gulliver's Restaurant. ' ; started rushing "Everybody toward Grella, the stair's," said an 18-year-old Worst fn Oklahoma History Nine persons died and 24 were injured in an 18-vehicle pileup near El Reno, Okla., OIL Interstate 40. This -'overturned auio with Maine license plates and a bike, and the cat- .tle truck at the rear were in the chain-reaction collision which occurred after heavy smoke blew across the high-' way. Twelve vehicles burned after an explosion, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. (AP Wirephoto) Open Hearing Vote Set By House Panel WASHINGTON (A House ; Judiciary Cor ready : politic ally di\ enters the final phas peachment ' inquiry, other party:splitting starts Tuesday and Peter, wants Rodino., Jr., done' : - J Bridgeport, Conm Judy from ',We couldn't has been'presented so : far I Republican meml spending . to strong ') -- Tne imittee, al- ided as it 3 of its iiu- faces- : an- issue'.iri. 'a learirigs.' .. ?· witnesses' ; Chairman Fr., D-N.J., lind closed le '·' evidence o : fan ^ ibers, re- g pressure [rom party ICdUCia, VYOIII, ^'*-| hearings opened. The conv mittee is scheduled to meet- at 3 p.m. today to decide the mat 1 ter. " . · . ' . ' ,"'.,·. At a party caucus last Thursday, Rodino lined- up all 21 Democrats in support of closed hearings. That solidarity has been threatened, however, by published remarks quoting Rodino as saying all the Democrats are ready to vote for impeachment'.' Although Rodino denied mak- want the I ing. the statement, it has put ' some' -Democrats, '.particularly the committee's three Southerners, in'a' tough spot and Republicans 'are hoping they will feel 1 the need-to stress their independence by voting against Rodino on the question of opening the hearings. Mrs. King, 69, was shot Sun-ay morning as she played The Lord's Prayer" on the or- ari at the church where her ate eon, Nobel prize winner if. . Martin Luther King Jr;. hce preached non-violence anti. rotherhood before his own as'-, assination in 19G8. - !P B e f o r e church members ould subdue the assailant, a eacon also was killed and anther person was wounded duiv ng gunfire that sent some per- ons diving beneath pews. Others.,ran ; screaming from the' :hurch. The Re 1 ,'. Ralph David Ibctnathy, who succeeded,the ate Dt. King as president of he Southern Christian Lead,- erslilp L Conference; said that vhen be went to see the accused gunman in a jail cell the man-Ibid him " I was on the ist, that there was- a conspiracy to get us all .;. to get all the civil rights leaders. NO EVIDENCE .; Atlanta police said no evidence existed to support the theory, but Chief John Inman ordered a 24-hour guard placed at the home of the «ev. Martm Luther King'Sr., who was un r hurt in the shooting. - ' Officer B.F. Peppers, .a. spokesman for Inman's office; said late Sunday that if there's evidence of anyone elsa. being involved, it hasn't been forwarded to the chief's offict at this time." Assistant Police Chief J. L,Mullins said, "Chenault told police he received orders from his God to kill the Rev. Martin Luther King Sr (and) the reason he shot-Mrs. King was because she was nearest to him..' Police searching Chenault's Columbus, Ohio, apartment said they found a list 'of civil r i g h t s leaders apparently marked for death. The list included Abernathy and 'Atlanta SCLC President Hosea Williams, and the name "King," they said. Abernathy said Chenault rec- pgnized him and that his, first words'" to - him . were, "Oh. there's Abernathy.: If you want to live you better get-that Rev. off your name.' "I told him that he was- in ail . . . but he said there was. i said an agreement would be an- JfCf Wfrf ROL 'The President, as we have noted, is the executive department," wrote St. Clair. "If he could be enjoined, restrained, indicted, arrested, or .ordered by judges, grand juries or marshals, these individuals would have the power to control the executive branch. "This would nullify the separation of powers and the coequality of the executive." Renewing his contention that the Watergate-grand .jury did not have the authority to name (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Debt Written Off WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Nixon has written off $500 million in debts owed by Israel for U.S. military assistance in the wake of the Arab-Israeli war last October. A White House spokesman see anything, we had to crawl up. I don't know how we got out of there alive." Medical authorities said 11 women and 13 men died almost instantly of smoke inhalation and at least as many were injured. Westchester. County Executive Alfred DelBellq ordered a full investigation into the fire the · roadhqu'sE ,' on' the, Cflji- fieellcu^ftew York border' in this town of 25.000 north of New York City. Several investigators advanced the theory that the fire broke out in a store in the same building and was drawn into the discotheque by an air conditioning system. ·· An attOftjey fof,;th*owneTs,.pl the building.,, estimated fn'ere were about' 20C persons' in the discotheque when the fire began. . VICTIMS SUFFOCATE Port Chester Fire Chief Vincent Rathgeb said he believed most of the victims suffocated Gallup Poll Shows MOTIVES SUSPECTED last Democrat -who week's caucus 55-Mile Speed Limit Favored PRINCETON, N. J. CAP) -Nearly 75 per cent of the. American .publif favqrs keeping the BS-rn-lle-per-hOuV speed limit on the nation's highways, the lat- est'Gallup Poll shows. Seventy-two per cent of the 1,509 adults interviewed between May 31 arid 3 said they 'would like to keep he speed limit at 55 m.p.h., 24 per cent were against the idea and the .remaining 4 per cent oi : fered no Opinion Those polled were asked, " ·f'ou 'favor -'or oppose ke'epl l^fe .· present 5^mile-pef-'ho speed limit on the highways the nation?" The speed limit was lowe- to 1 55 m.p.h. by federal leg latioh earlier this year in an fort to conserve fuel. The main leason given wanting to keep the lower lir was the cut in highway fa ities. altcntte( said the agreement to keep the hearings closed for examination. of. wit nesses was.. based largely on suspicion of Republican motives in trying to open them Most Republicans supported Rodino in keeping the hearings closed during the six weeks the evidence for ; impeachment was being presented, against persistent efforts by some Democrats to open them. Now the Republicans insist "the people have a right to know" what the roup that could get me, Abeinathy said. Williams, in jail on charges stemming from a march here last week protesting the police shooting of a black youth, also said Chenault recognized him when he mas escorted past Williams' cell. King, -74, pastor at th» committee is doing. With the case for said Sunday that Nixon signed in Moscow an authorization converting the credits to an outright grant. In April the President had changed from loan to grant status another $1 billion in aid to -Israel. swiftly. Frank R. Arbusto, chief of the Fire prevention Bureau and head of .the investigation, said other victims' apparently were blinded while trying to seek exits from the split-level building. In Nine Cities Checked Grocery Prices Down In. June President Democrats slil don't against secret, the the think Nixon's lawyer, James D. St. Clair, should be allowed to attack it in -public through cross-examination of witnesses. ' Although the committee has voted to make public most ol the evidence received, it runs to more than 7,000 pages and is not expected to be in publisli- aWe form Ebenezer Baptist Church but h« was not scheduled to preach. He had just entered the sanctuary when the shooting erupted. : a ; '"This man got up with a pistol n each hand and was shooting everywhere," King said. King said that when he reached ' h i s fallen wife he asked her, "Honey, where, are you hurt? She tried to tell me something but couldn't. Shs tept pointing at her side." King said he later encountered the 'gunman and. Hs was asked why he did it and the man said, 1 came down here to kill my enemies. All Christians are my enemies.' I heard him say that myself, King said. MAN'S CRAZY "The man's crazy, 1 " King added. "There's nothing that can he done with a fellow lika The Rev. Calvin Morris of At- hno neT two Janta, wlio heads the Martin Luther Kjng Jr. C,enler..fpr Sp- ommittee will cial Change, was' to pre_ach arid NEWS BRIEFS By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Budget-conscious shoppers got a break in June as the family grocery bill declined slightly, an Associated Press marketbasket survey shows. · Most of die drop came because of sales on beef late in the month, urged by the government and the National Association of Food Chains as a way of narrowing the gap between the price the consumer is charged farmer and the *ets paid. amount the , The AP checked the prices oi 15 food and non-food items in 13 dties on March 1, 1073, and has recheckcd at tho beginning of ·Kb succeeding month. The latest survey showed the marketbasket bill -was down in' nine cities du'rtog June, declin- ng an average 2.2 per cent, ond was up in four cities, rising an average "4 per cent. During May, the AP found the market- jaskct increased in eight cities and declined in five. The government's Consumer Price Index showed food prices wera up nine-tenths of one per cent in May. · · · · · · · A look at the total number ol items in the AP marketbaskel showed fewer increases and more declines during June than during May. Here are the percentages of increases nnd declines: May Jimc Up 30.3 26.2 ' Down 21.5 26.7 Unchanged 42.6 41.5 Not available 5.6'5'.6. The AP survey'- found that ince Jan. 1 the marketbasket jill has risen in eight- cities, declined in four and stayed the same in one. The total bill in every city was higher at the end of-. June than it was on March 1, 1973, up an average 15 per cent. The biggest savings during June came from beef sales. Chopped chuck was down in 10 cities to an average r"ic = F cr pound of $1.12--about 13 per cent below the $1.29 level at the end of fiirters cities. May. were All-beef frank- down in nine The average price of a pound of chopped chuck was virtually ;he same as'it was last March. The government reported last week that'prices paid for meal a n i rh a 1 s-^beef :and pork- dropped 12 per cent from May 15 to June 15 and were 29 per cent below a year ago. The AP survey showed that sugar prices jumped again during June, up in 12 of 13 cities cheeked. The average price of a five-pound sack of granulated sugar at the end of June was $1.57, up 14 per cent from the $1.38 average price at the end of May and up 115 per cent, or more than double, from the 73- ccnt average price on March 1, 1973. Rejects Offer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Adm. Elmo R. Zumwalt says he rejected an offer to head the Veterans Ad-ministration because the current political situation would block innovative programs needed to help Vietnam- era veterans. Zumwalt, retiring today as chief of naval operations to return to private life, said Sunday the VA job offer was extended by White House chief of staff Alexander M. Haig Jr. at President Nixon's request. Second Phase WASHINGTON (AP) - .Socal Security payments for some 30 million persons are to · · ' this of a increase by 4 per cent month in the second phase total II per cent boost author ized last year by Congress. Supplemental Security In come (SSI) payments are alsc being increased for 2.1 million aged, blind and disabled per sons, with the maximum going from $140 to $146 a month fo individuals and from $210 I $219 monthly for couples. However,.-.the upped 'fedora payments will he partly offse by higher Medicare costs Unusual Month LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- June ras a most unusual month eatberwise, according to the vtational Weather Service. The agency sdd precipitation or June totaled 7.82 inches at ,ittle Rock --the wettest June n record since 8.01 inches fell 1904. The Weather Service aid, however, that no rain had alien at Little Rock since June 8. The lea'f" wiiiises two days this week before^ a brief July Fourth joliday and five next week. It ilans to start considering proposed articles of impeachment [he week of July 15 and to start voting on them the week of July 22. was seated near the pulpit. The orgaii was to the right. He saidi he saw the man vault "into the choir loft still shooting." Ha said he saw Mrs. King "lying between the pews and the organ, and I saw the blood. There was blood all over her leg." Oiler Making Banking Rounds Seen As Too Good To Be True average temperature of .'4.4 degrees was 3.7 degrees below normal. This past June vas the coldest since 1903 when he average 71.6 degrees. temperature was Heavy Opposition WASHINGTON (AP) - A 30- day extension for the legally expired Export-Import Bank feces heavy opposition in the House from congressmen who want to curb its credit loans for Soviet trade. The bank's legal authority expired at midnight. The 30-daj extension was to be considerec today under a special proce- WASHINGTON- (AP) -- Mysterious money men are making the rounds of U.S. banks offering to deposit millions of dollars in Arab oil wealth at terms that seem too good to be true; Federal hanking officials are convinced it's -the newest gimmick of would-be swindlers. Bankers are wary. But some are sufficiently enticed by the irospect Cast oil of attracting Middle riches that they are dure that required a two-third* vote for approval. iMffirfiEMiraBiMMina'iKiJMJ $ negotiating with these self- styled money brokers. So far, bankers haven't seen any deposits. Federal banking officials don't know of, anyone who's been bilked. But enforcement officers are clo. r .?ly fol lowing one transaction in which an unnamed bank has issued a letter agreeing to accept sucl deposits and is awaiting the al leged Arab funds. .Banking officials four the let ter could be used to swindle an other financial institution. Another bank in Louisiana negotiated for three months with a man offering to deposit Arab money. Then he went to Switzerland to "check with his" principals/' The bank since has eceived postcards from Swit- erland, but no money. The approach has been trikingly similar at a number f banks across the country, ays Justin T. Watson, deputy omptroller of the currency; lis agency oversees national lanks. The money broker offers to deposit from $20'million to $50 million for up to 20 years and will accept below-market interest rates, Watson said. The proposal is the opposite of known Arab banking policy, where money is deposited for ; only a few days or weeks »t'a i time, at top interest rales i n ^ . i the current tight money mar-/S *

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