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SNSIDE- Editorial 4 For Women 6 Sports 7-8 Amusements a-··:·:· 9 Comics , 10 Classified 11-13 115th YEAR-NUMBER 19 _'®xkaxesa The Public Interest h The First Concern Of. This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 2, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST-- Partly C l o u d y and humid through Wednesday with hot days and mild nights. Slight chance of showers Wednesday;, Low tonight in the upper 60s; high Wednesday In the low 90s, Sunset today 8:37; sunrise Wednesday 6:04. ; Weather map on page 3. PAGES-TEN CENTS To Lofty Perch On Courthouse Helicopter To Lift Steeple W a s h i n g t o n County h a s secured the services of the U.S. Army in lifting a new 30-foot steeple to the top of the Courthouse. The steeple is being replaced as part of extensive remodeling at the Courthouse. ;Raislng the 11,000 pound steeple to the courthouse, roof is a problem that the Army apparently can solve iwilh a Chinook helicopter, to'be flown . here probably' from Fort Sill, Okla. '· . . . The steeple was constructed with an eye hook in the top so 111 at the heliocopter will be able to lift it high enough to put it down on the long-vacant Courthouse clock tower. The alternative, using a crane to lift the steeple, would require blocking College Avenue for several hours · and force removal of various utility lines ajong the highway. The steeple is currently being readied at Walker Brothers Machine Shop at Springdale. The county has not yet decided whether to move the steeple to Fayetteville by building a trailer under it, or to have the Army fly the steeple all the way from Springdale to the Courthouse. The steeple is 18 feet square at its base and is being covered with the same heavy clay tile that is being used to re-roof the courthouse. The previous steepl was removed several years ago. County Judge Vol Lester is also replacing the four "cones" which rest on each corner tower of the Courthouse. The new cones are made of copper. Previous ones were made of a metal which had rusted over the years. The county judge's office using old photographs of the Courthouse to attempt to restore it to its original appearance. Some federal money will be available on the project since the Courthouse, has been declared an historical building. The Courthouse was built in 1904. Senate Approv Of Medicaid In Expansion 30-2 Vote With Butterfield As Lead Witness Final Phase Of Impeachment Probe Opens ·WASHINGTON (AP) -- Alexander P. Butterfield, who first told the nation of President Nixon's secret taping system, is the lead-off witness in the final phase of the House impeachment inquiry . Butterfield, formerly Nixon's appointments secretary, faces a day-long examination behind closed doors today about the White House chain of command at the time covered by the Watergate investigation. · Cool Louisville Daddy The ice wagon may have vanished, but at Louisville, Ky., John Jefferson, 64, an iceman for 35 years, still wheels fhrongh the streets with his cooling load (o shouts ot "Hey, Coo! Daddy," from the kids. (AP Wirephoto) The committee has received vast amount of information bout the activities of various Vhite House aides in con- ection with Watergate and 'ants to see if it leads to Nix- n's Oval Office.- Butterfield is one of 10 wit- esses listed for possible exam- nation by the Judiciary Com- ittee before July 12, when it arts deliberating proposed ar- cles of impeachment. Six of the 10 witnesses to orrie before the Judiciary Committee have been sug- ested by James D. St. Clair, Nixon's chief impeachment awyer. Chairman Peter W. Ro- ino Jr., D-N.J., reversing a revipus decision, said Monday e will recommend that all six e called. Rodino, who previously said nly two of St. Clair's witnesses light be called, offered his oncession to the Republicans, loping for .their support on the House floor lor a procedural hange designed to speed the xamination of witnesses. DEALT SETBACK However, the Republicans ealt Rodino a setback by fail- ng to follow their-senior committee colleagues. His bill to waive a rule giving each committee member five minutes to ueslion a witness failed, to get tie two-thirds majority needed or. passage, although it did ommand a 207-140 majority. The vote did little to lessen Dartian tensions that have be'- 5un to plague the committee. Rep. Robert McCIory, R-Ei;, Dne of the senior committee Republicans who . supported Rodino, explained the vote by say- ng, "There is a feeling among lepublieans now that anythin^ hat comes from the Democrats s suspect." A short time later, Radjno icld the 21 committee Democrats solidly in line and put hrbugh a resolution that will seep the hearings closed during he seven days set aside for examining witnesses. Gasoline Picture Confused As Prices Go Up And Down NEW YORK (AP) - Depending on their location and favorite brand, consumers are paying more or less for their gasoline as a result of wholesale and retail price changes. announced by four oil companies. On Monday Gulf Oil Co. posted a f our-cent-a-gallon increase that some service station owners In the New York Metropolitan area passed along to the consumer. Other station operators did not raise their price. Meanwhile, Standard Oil Co. of Ohio said it lowered its wholesale and retail prices'two cents per gallon. The firms said they made their changes in line with the formula of the Federal Energy Administration that sets max Jmum wholesale and reta prices based on current cr'ud oil costs. The Sohio decrease applies t the pump price at company owned service stations in Ohi and to the wholesale price o gasoline sold to its subsidiaries British Petroleum Co., Ltd. an Boron Oil Co. Sohio said dealers operatin the Boron and BP stations de cide for themselves what the want to charge the motorist. The Amereada Hess 'Corp also announced price reduction ranging from 50 to 85 cents (CONTINUES ON PAGE TWO) Who Needs To Go Get A Horse? Anyone can becwhe a hronc buster if he has a horse, but it requires a little something extra to ride 'em--and get thrown--when you're afoot. Cash Conle of Rock Island, Texas, shows how to ride a rough one (left) and come up smiling (right) as he plays in the chute area of. the Rodeo of (he Ozarks. Cash's father is a hareliack hronc rider. (TlMESphoto by Ken Good) Followers Bid Per on Farewell 'BUENOS' AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Thousands of Argentines, weeping and shouting "Long live Peron!" "Long live the leader!" and "Goodby Peron!" hade an emotional farewell to their leader today. Many threw white flowers over his black wooden coffin ns it entered the Plaza de Mayo on its-journey to the National Cathedral and a funeral Mass. The coffin --,. draped in Argentina's blue and white .flag and topped with Peron's general's cap : and s\yord -- was carried on a gun 'carriage for t!ie last part of the solemn 10-mUe journey to the cathedral. When it arrived, 12 grena- SHDM^ NEWS BRIEFS Rains Possible The chance of rain h a s slipped back into the' Arkansas "ore cast. The National Weather Service s calling for ?. chance of thundershowers Wednesday. The Weather Service said the precipitation probability is 20 per cent. The agency said low pressure systems and fronts should stay far north of Arkansas for the next several days because of (he strong blocking action of a bermuda high. Very warm- temperatures and humid weather will continue through Wednesday. Suspect Charged George Carlton Gulley, 23, 523 Gabbard St. arrested 'Friday night' by Fayetteville police after, a disturbance at a neighbor's home, was charged Monday in Washington Circuit Court - with possession of Denies Guilt Curtis Mitchell Logan, 20, 10 S. Willow St., pleaded innocent Monday in Washington Circuit Court to a charge of delivery of a controlled substance (marijuana). Trial for Logan was set for Sept. 2 and bond was set at $5,000. Shooting Tri-al Raymond-Phillips, 47, of Hwy. 62 west in Fayetteville, pleaded nnocent Monday .in Washington 2ircu.it Court to a charge of assault with intent to kill. Phillips is-charged with the shooting 'of J. V. Arbuckle in 'ront of the men's homes on June 6. Both men were injured in the incident. Phillips' trial was set for Aug 30. He is being held on $10,000 bond In the Washington Counts jail. Victim Released BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) -The kidnaped daughter of an American mar, and his Tha wife was returned June 26 after a ransom was paid, offieia sources said tc'day. Four-year-old Linda Trevini was freed unharmed after lie: father, Tony Trevino, compliec with ransom demands. The amount was not specified. The youngster was draggoi into a car by three kidnapers ii early June as she bought can^l from a street vendor in a tow about 100 miies southeast o Bangkok. -Her mother · witness; the abduction and tried unsuc cessfully to hall it. [Jll3fflSEIH3JEm!li5i3Sa33;lSI!iFy3ia!!ira:liSiffiiS:i:il]!i:ii!!Hi!IliS'EfS!!i;SiE schedule one substance .(morphine), a felony. Gulley was arrested after a neighbor told police.that Gulley, who was apparently drunk, had attacked his wife with a broken plate Police found three-small w h i t e pills in Gulley's possession. Plea Entered Larry Laubaeh, 25, 111 S. School Ave., .pleaded innocent Monday in Washington Circuit Court to a charge of burglary and grand larceny. Laubaeh .was arrested Saturday night by Fayetteville police after officers noticed an open window at Selle's Cafe on South School Avenue. Laubaeh is accused of taking $67.45 in change from the cigarette machine at the restaurant. Trial was set for Aug. 30. He is being held in the Washington County jail in lieu of $5,01)0 bond. On Ellsberg Burglary Ehrlichmaris Memory Said Faulty WASHINGTON (AP) -- John D. Ehrlichman cautioned one of his White House aides last spring against trying to find out how much President Nixon knew in advance ot the Ellsberg break-in, according to testimony at the plumbers trial. The testimony came from David R. Young, the principal prosecution witness, who returns to the stand today for cross-examination. Young testified that Ehrlleh- man indicated last April 30 he had no memory of events before the raid against the office of Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Ehrllchman and threo others are accused of violating the rights of psychiatrist Dr. Lewis J. Fielding by plotting the break-in into his Beverly Hills, Calif., office in a fruitless search for Ellsberg's treatment records. Young was a co-leador of the White House plumbers group that carried off the break-in. The lished plumbers were estab- under Ehrlichman's direction to close off press leaks of national security information. Until Monday, the second day of testimony in the trial, Young nover had testified !n public. He said that once the bur- glary was under formal investigation by the FBI last spring, Ehrlichman called him in twice, on March 27 and April 30, and recounted details of those meetings explicitly. Testimony about those meetings is crucial because Ehrlichman is accused of lying to the FBI and three federal grand juries. Relying in part upon typewritten notes he prepared about the March 27 meeting, Young quoted Ehrlichman as saying then "his present recollection was that he did not know about the matter (the break-in) beforehand. "I (Young) said that I had been away on vacation when the operation occurred and Mr. Ehrlichman Interjected then that I did not know about it ei- Young continued: "I said no, I had known about it beforehand and my clear recollection was that he also had knawn about it." Young testified that he had delivered at Ehrlichman's request memos prepared by the plumbers about their operations. Young's typewritten notes, admitted into evidence, said: "Mr. Ehrlichman replied tha there was no question abou what had actually happened bi that he had taken those memo out and thought he should kee them because they were a littl too sensitive and showed to much forethought." During the April 30 meetin \yith Ehrlichman, Young test fied that Ehrlichman told him of his resignation to be an npimced a few hours later b Nixon. "lie used a football analogy saying he was going to throw block for the President," Youn said. lers carried jt inside, where a ulogy was read. Afterward, le 'coffin was again borne on ic gun carriage 15 blocks to he Congress. ' The carriage was accom- anied by' Peron's widow and ice president, Isabel, who look ver the presidency after Peron led'of a heart attack Monday. he funeral was part of a two- ay farewell to Peron, leader of he Argentine people for 30 ears in power or in exile. The body o[ the 78-year-old 'eron later will lie in state in le domed, columned Congress luilding while Argentines, four ibrcast, file by. A state funeral vill be held Wednesday. National mourning was or- lered for today and Wednes- lay, and flags will fly at half taff for 10 days. Peron's 43-year-old widow is he first woman chief executive n traditionally male-dominated Latin America, but there was no assurance that she would remain in office for the five years and four months remaining in 'iis term. POLITICAL UNKNOWN Unlike Peron's second' wife sabel Pcron has no political ollowing of her own, has ex- Ttcd little or no personal .-n- luence on. the country's P ics, 'Is a novice at the. business of government, and was electee ice president nine months ago only because her husband in sisled on her being his running mate. Meanwhile, ' the Pcroniil movement is badly split be .ween conservatives and rarti evil leftists vho united only h support of Peron. For the time neing, however no attempt is cxpecied tr un seat the new president and the country is expected to remain calm. Mrs. Peron, in n broad east announcing her husband s death, appealed to "friends am adversaries" 10 cairn thei 'personal passions in favor of : 'ree. just and sovereign conn try." The armed forces, whici overthrew Peron in 1955 an. ruled the country for 18 years promised to uphold the con stitutional succession, and al political factions have expresec support. The labor unions declared f general mourning strike unli midnight Wednesday but sail essential services would bi maintained. Peron, one of Ihe most love? and hated figures in Latin American history, was one of group of army officers wit pro-Axis sympathies who seize Swake Convicted Robert Swake, 36, Stillwel Okla., was found guilty of gran larceny Monday by a Wash inglon Circuit Court jurj The jury recommended 'a one year term in the stale peniten tiary. Swako was accused stealing chickens and eggs froi George's Peed on April 1 Pronouncement of sentence sel for July 8, iwer in 1943. His mistress, the ctress Eva Duarte, organized country's workers behind m. In 1946 he was elected resident by a 55 per cent ma- rity. soon after he married va. His first wife had died arlicr. Eva was in effect Peron's co- (CONTTNtTED ON PAGE TWO! Sniper Shot RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (AP) --A sniper who opened fire on Russellville patrol car from top an' auto parts store was 'punded today when officers urrounded the building and re urned the fire. Detective Marty Briscoe ol he Russellville Police Depart ment identified the man ab (onald Bewley of London Pope County). Briscoe saic 3ewley, who was wounded foui five times, was in critics condition ant! was being trans erred from Russellville to a ^it-tie Rock hospital. Briscoe said Bewley was sho the upper chest, shoulde and arm. Briscoe said authorities hai ieen unable to determine a mp ivc for the shooting. He sail tewley had been drinking an liat some marijuana was foun m his person. Authorities said the shootinr legan shortly after 6 a.m. downtown Russellville. Officer Charlie Bragg said h vas traveling north on Sout Arkansas Avenue in his patr car when shots shattered th vindshield of his vehicl Bragg, who was slightly in iured, said he dived to th loorboard and radioed for help A patrol car driven by office 5ene Williams came to Bragg aid, but the sniper disabled Wi CONTrNlTED ON P 1GE TWO) Would Extend Program To Cover Drugs LITTLE ROCK CAP) -- The- Arkansas Senate approved ilondoy Gov. Dale Bumpers' medicaid expansion bill by a 0-2 vote. Tiie measure would expand he medicaid program to cover nore than 127,000 of the state's working poor and would increase state aid for medicaid care rendered in nursing homes. The bill, which also would enlarge the free prescription drug program, would cost the state $6.6 million. Sens. Jerry Bookout of Jones- Doro and John Gibson of Der- molt cast the dissenting votes on the measure, which will now go to the House for consideration. In other, legislative action, the House adopted an amendment to the state employes pay plan bill, granting a $425 bonus for stale and highway department employes. The amendment, which' was sponsored by Rep. Lacy Landers of Eenton, had been approved lost week by the Joint Budget Committee. It would cost the state about $3.6 million- Earlier the House had debated for more than two hours on an amendment to the same 11 before finally defeating it. 8-34. . That amendment, sponsored y Rep. Jody Mahony of El D'o- ado, would have raised sala- es by $350 for those employes laking $8,700 or less, raised he salaries'of those making be- veen $8,800 and $13,500 by four er cent and raised by $550 the alaries of those making 513,800 r more.' : . ' · - · · ' COST CITED Mahony said his plan would ost the state about $200,000 ess than Hie 5.5 per cent in- rease requested by Bumpers, le also said it' would be $400,MO less than Landers' amendment. Rep. B. D. "Doug" Brandon f Little Rock argued for Mahp- y's measure, although he said ic preferred the flat per- entage increase approach. He said he did not think the straight rerc^ntase method vas going to "sell" in the House. However, Landers' amendment was passed with little debate. The Senate also approved an amended version of Bumpers' nvironmental preservation and appropriation bill by tha ilimmest of margins -- apparently meaning that the governor may have trouble getting he amended bill through the egislature. The amendment, offered by ien. Max Howell of Jacksonville, was favored by 18 sensors -- the exact number needed for adoption. The bill, which is an appropriation measure, will need 27 votes for passage in the Senate. The House passed only two rills Monday which now go to .he Senate for consideration. 3ne authorized the transfer of $-100,000 frorn .the reserve fund to the administration revolving fund. The other was a local bill (CONTXNUED ON PAGE TWO) Motorist Killed LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dewey F. Johnson, 33, of North Little Rock, was killed when the car in which he was riding missed the Arkansas 107 exit of Interstate 30 here Monday night, hit an overpass and was flung across the freeway by the impact, State Police said. Virginia House, 32, of North Little Hock, was injured. State Police said it was not known immediately whether Johnson or the House woman was the driver. Summit Talks Are Resumed After Delay Of Five Hours MOSCOW (AP) -- President Nixon and Leonid I. Brezhnev resumed their summit talks late Unlay after some five hours' delay and conferences with their top aides. As Nixon and Rrezhnev got together in the Kremlin they still faced as.their top problem finding ways to limit offensive nuclear weapons. No immediate explanation was given by either side for the delay. Soviet sources did not discourage reports that the Politburo had met during the past 24 hours. This may have ac- counted for the delay In resumption of summit talks, hut there was no confirmation. Nixon spent the morning conferring with Secretary of State, Henry A. Kissinger and then Gen. Alexander Haig Jr., his chief of staff, on prospects for nuclear weapon controls and the domestic American situation, including Watergate, presidential aides said. Nixon and Brezhnev were to resume their discussions today after a report of "good progress" toward an agreement to ban some underground nuclear weapon tests.

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