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INSIDE- Editorial ..-.-.-. .....-.-.- 4 For Women ......T............ 9 Sports vii*.r...i. 17-19 Amusements »v,3.-*:nr,-,-... 23 Comics ...,v.,,.T.-,;!y.v.-«.. 28 Classified ............."., 29-31 115th YEAR-NUMBER 20 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 3, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST Partly cloudy and ·.... very slight chance of thunfl sierras on Thursday. Overnight low 72. Lows tonight in the low to mid 70s with highs Thursday in the low 90s, Sunset today 8:37, sunrise Thursday 6:05. :· ·£32 PAGES-TEN CENTS Board Delays Action On Acquiring Property For Hwy. 71 Access Road Blasts Rodino Rev. John J. McLaughlin ,a Jesuit White House aide, called Peter Rodino, House Judiciary Committee Chairman, 'a. crurle tactician,' in Boslon Tuesday and suggested Rodino disqualify himself from the impeachment deli- berallons. (AP Wirephoto) · Vacation Cruise In Gulf Turns Into Family Tragedy PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) -r After 13 hours adrift in the Gulf of Mexico, Edward Home, his wife and five children were elated to see a rescue plane. Then · the · sharks hit. "We didn't know the sharks were' around until the very last," Home said Tuesday of an attack that fatally wounded Billy, 10. Another son, Edward Jr., 3, also died, apparently of exposure or drowning. "The' shark 'hit the boy as soon as the plane spotted us," Horne said from a hospital bed at Tyndall Air Force Base in Panama City, where the family was taken after being rescued. "Why he hit our son and not us, I'll never know," he said of one shark that mangled Billy's arms and legs. '' "We ' were strictly in the hands of God.',',,. Home, 43, his wife, Diane, 34, and children Billy. Edward Jr., Diana Jo, 14, Gerald Paul, 11, and Melissa, 4, were on a vacation cruise from their home in Houston, Tex., to the Bahamas when tragedy struck. Four other children did not make the trip. The-survivors were admitted to the Tyndall hospital for observation, spokesmen said. Horne said the family left the Florida Panhandle city of Carrabelle late Monday aboarc their 43-foot boat, headed for Tarpon Springs, north of St. Pe tersburg. HIT STORM "Two hours out, we hit Ihe darnedest storm we ever saw,' Horne; a motel broker, told his oldest son, James Edward, in telephone call home. "There were 16-foot waves crashing over the deck. It just buster the boat open. "We stayed aboard as long a we could, 'til the waves rippec off the sides," Horne later tol" newsmen. "And finally, it wa gone. We tied each other to gether and stayed around thi life ring." Coast Guard officials sale they responded to the craft' distress call, radioed at 11 p.m Monday, by sending out tw aircraft that searched through out the night and after day break. At about noon, an airplane p loted by Coast Guard Lt. Co Jack Arney spotted the surv vors, clad in life jackets an clinging to a single life ring. "They were kicking, thrasl ing the water, and there was number of sharks surroundin them," Arney said. He sai there were eight to a doze sharks in the water, "15 fei away. Just lying there wit their noses pointed towards th family." The plane guided a nearb pleasure boat to the family, and it picked, up the. seven. Helicopters brought the two dying youngsters to shore and the rest of the family followed after tjeing transferred to a Coast uard cutter. "Somewhere,' somehow, we rerlooked something, I think it as the weather," Horne said. "And our babies had to pay ir it," added Mrs. Horne. St. Clair To Call Witnesses In Inquiry WASHINGTON (AP) -- White House lawyer James D. St. Clair is preparing to call his first witnesses in the House Judiciary Committee impeachment inquiry, focusing again on the payment of $75,000 to convicted Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt Jr. St. Clair hopes to convince :he committee today that the money was for legal fees, not to keep Hunt quiet. He used the same argument\ last week in presenting documentary defense material. The payment, which followed March 21, 1973, conversation in which President Nixon told his former aide, John W. Dean III, that getting the money to Hunt was "the prime thing that get the Krogh Letter Contradicts WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former White House aide : Egil Bud" Krogh today acknowl- dged writing a letter a year go that contradicts his testi- lony linking John D. Ehrlichman to the planning of the reak-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's pyschiatrist. Both Krogh, 34, and David R. Young, another former Ehrlichman aide, testified Tuesday in he Plumbers trial that there vas never any question during heir planning discussions with Ehrlichman that men hired by he White House would enter the psychiatrist's office without he doctor's consent or knowledge. However,' Krogh acknowledged today that a letter he wrote when he resigned from his post as undersecretary of the Department of Transportation in Way 1973 included the stale- you damn well better done," is regarded by White House as potentially the most damaging issue in the impeachment inquiry. St. Clair's first witness will be Paul O'Brien, a lawyer for Nixon's re-election campaign committee, who set the payment in motion by relaying Hunt's demand for money to Dean. At the closed door session, O'Brien is expected to testify that Hunt's lawyer, William 0. Bittman, arranged for him to meet Hunt in Bitlman's office on March 16, 1973, where Hunt made his request. O'Brien notified Dean the same day. TO HEAR 1ARUE After O'Brien's testimony, the Judiciary Committee will hear Frederick C. LaRue, a former Nixon campaign official who delivered the $75,000 to Bitman. LaRue has pleaded guil- Ly to obstruction of justice and is cooperating with the Watergate prosecutors. In a letter to the Judiciary Committee requesting LaRue be called as a witness. St. Clair said he expects him to say that Dean called him oh the morning of March 21, 1973 --before Dean met with Nixon--and told him Hunt wanted the money. Distracting The Bull While a-oncking bull tries io dislodge a cowboy from his hack, Wilbur Plauger, a ro- duo clown runs In front of the bnll so he can distract the animal as soon as the rider jumps or Is thrown off. The action look place at the Rodeo of Hie Ozarks last night. (TIMESpholo by Ken Good) Kindergarten. Funds Okayed LITTLE ROCK (AP)"-- The Arkansas Senate voted 30-0 to-: day to approve a House bill appropriating an additional $4,5 million for the public school kindergarten program. · The bill now goes to Gov. Dale Bumpers. Coupled with $6.5 million ap- propriated last- year for the lion, most of it federal money, current fiscal year, the measure would make $11 million available lor the program this fall. The House approved 87-4 Tuesday and sent.to Bumpers.a bill to enlarge the state medi- caid program by about $30 mil- ment that ' agreement to this mission was my responsibility, a step taken in excess of instructions, and without the knowledge or permission of any iuperior." Asked about that statement today, Krogh said from the witness stand, "I was not "in this document attempting to speak for others or describe what participation others might have had." In his earlier testimony, Krogh indicated that Ehrlichman's only caution in approving the break-in was to make sure the operation would not be Iraeed to the White House. Motion To Cut Bond Denied Washington Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings Tuesday denied a motion to reduce bond for Bob Phillips, 24, of Springdale. Phillips is charged, with Dennis Cordes. 26, of Springdale, in the attempted sale of 150,000 amphetamine pills at the Northwest Arkansas Plaza mall on June 13. Both are being held in Wash- ington-County'jail on $150,000 bond -- $50,000 on each of three separate drug charges. Two of the charges against each involve delivery of amphetamines. Defense attorneys had asked that Phillips' bond be reduced to $5,000. In his order, Judge Cummings said he took under consideration the fact that the drug buy in question involved about $20,000 worth of pills. NEWS BRIEFS Sees Price Rise VAIL, Colo; (AP) -- Gov. David Hall,'an Oklahoma Democrat, said today gasoline prices would increase three to four cents a gallon if Congress abolishes the petroleum industry's 22 per cent depletion tax allowance. In his report as chairman of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission, Hall also said the Federal Energy Administration (FEA) . - and other federal agencies are about to take over all policy' - decision authority pertaining to the nation's energy resources. Banking Call ' WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal banking agencies today is sued a call for financial reports from the nation's banks effec live with the close of business on June 30. The calls were issued by the comptroller of the currency the-Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. and the Federal Reservs Board for banks under their ju risdictions. · Nixon Leaves For U.S. Arms Limitation Agreed On MOSCOW (AP) -- President Nixon left for the United States today after wrapping up a week-long summit with Soviet leaders by signing agreements designed to limit nuclear arms. Communist party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev and other Soviet leaders gathered at Vnukovo Airport for a brief departure ceremony under overcast skies. Nixon's plane left for Caribou, Maine, at 5:1B p.m.--10:18 a.m. and Brezhnev signed a summit communique pledging they would seek a 10-year pact to limit offensive nuclear weapons, but could not settle an ac- EDT. Nixon cord on curbing missiles multiple warheads. with In a joint communique summing up thtir third summil conference, the American President and the chief ol the Soviet Communist party also committed their governments :o s t o p underground nuclear weapon tests with an explosive force of more than 150 kilotons and lo put new limits on their missile defense systems. As part of the partial test ban, Nixon and Brezhnev came lo an unwritten understanding that observers from each government would be allowed to visit the other's test sites to verify compliance. If implemented, it would be the first lime Ihe Soviet Union has allowed such American rb' servers to see such tests Secretary o f . State Henry A. Kissinger told newsmen the two leaders had given up the goal of a permanent ban on offensive nuclear weapons. But he said the third annual Nixon- Brezhnev summit "shouldn't be run on one occasion." A W-year pact, if it can be worked out by U.S. and Soviet negotiators in Geneva, would cover "the realities" of foreseeable weapons development, and and seen in terms of hitting a home heads, and the numbers bein deployed. Kissinger said the key prob- remains how to correlat the 3-to-l U.S. missiles with "lhat "lhat about about as pr- as per- could be arranged now, Kissinger said. Nixon and Brezhnev met late in the morning in advance of the ceremonial signing of the communique. With their 1972 ban on some offensive weapons running out in 1977, the two leaders agree;! that a new treaty should be completed "at the earliest pos- sibl date" and should run unli 1985. It would try lo limit hptli newer typo weapons, including missiles with multiple war- advantage multiple wa and the Soviet advantag n lamchers. He said he expects the Ge eva negotiations to resume Aug. 1 "give or take a coup of weeks." The 150-kiloton ceiling on ur dcrground nuclear explosions which Nixon and Brczhm agreed is equivalent lo the e plosive force of 150,000 tons TNT, or 7 limes the force tho atomic bombs the Unit States dropped on Hiroshim and Nagasaki. The most po erful nuclear device so far tci ed had a force equivalent to million tons of TNT and wi JCONTINITED ON P.4GE TWO) Death List Given ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- Au- orities say the names of soul usic singer Aretha Franklin, e Hev. Martin Luther King and other prominent blacks ere on two "death lists" corn- led by Marcus Wayne henault, the man charged ilh killing Mrs. King Sr. Sgt. Berlyn Compton of the tlanta Police Department said ne of the lists had 10 names id was found in Chenault's jartment at Columbus, Ohio, here he formerly attended hio State University. The oth- r list was compiled from po : ce interviews, Compton said. to cover 128.000 of the "working poor." In other.action Tuesday, the Senate passed six bills 34-0 to appropriate $19,506,013 for construction projects' at state-su- ported colleges and universities, 'among Ihem . $16,193,601 for. campuses of the University of Arkansas, including $8.3 million for-the U A Medical-School in Little Rock. T h e medicaid program, which covers about 180,000 Arkansans on public assistance, would be expanded to . cover about 308,000 persons, .roughly L4 per cent of the 'state's popu- .ation. The bill would appropriate S7.265.000 from state funds to ae used to match about $22 mil- Ion in federal funds. The federal matching ratio, geared to state per capita income, is 76.3 per cent federal to 23.7 per cent state on Arkansas' .medicaid dollars. EXISTING PROGRAMS The existing medicaid pro- large school districts which did not set up kindergartens last year are thinking about slarl- lege construction bills came after the Jtiint , Budget Committee recommended adoption of Bumpers' construction pro(CONTINUED ON.PAGE TWO) Farr Exempted LOS ANGELES uperior Court (AP) judge Right-Of-Way Offered By Land Owner Fayelteville's Board of Directors again delayed action Tuesday night oil acquiring properly to complete an access road along Hwy. 71 near Northwest Arkansas Plaza. The hoard had been prepared to start condemnation proceedings but postponed action afler Duane Nelson, who owns the land involved, made a counterproposal. Nelson operates Nelson's Funeral Home just south of Northwest Arkansas Plaza. The access road is completed across [he front of his property and across the front of the shopping center, hut is cut between the two areas. The city government wants to link the two sections to alleviate a traffic hazard. The board's Street Committed had proposed lo acquire the property from Nelson and open the otherwise completed access road in an effort to co.nform lo recommendations last year by engineers from Ihe state I i g h w a y Department 'on making the area safer for motorists. (On July 8, 1973, 19-year-old Marilyn Short of Harrison was tilled in a two-car collision,at 'he intersection of Hwy. 71 and Shepherd Lane. Almost immediately discussions were started ,o increase the safety factor for traffic in the area. Negotiations with all interested parties have been held, but no agreement was reached which was satisfactory to all concerned.) OPENING RECOMMENDED ·Highway Department engineers recommended that the ing programs this fall,Senate approval of the col- nirai 1 :ir:ii! iiirin lunar in. iiirjii iii ; ii: : nnr si. BIS INDEPENDENCE DAY CLOSINGS Business will come lo a virtual standstill in Fayetteville Thursday . as . the nation pauses to note ils 198lh birthday. All federal, slate, county offices, with the of those necessary -- A has greed that California's shield aw exempted newsman Wilam Farr from disclosing to a rand jury the source of a sto- y he wrote during the Charles lanson murder trial. .Judge Raymond Choate's ruing Tuesday was a reversal of is decision last Thursday to ind Farr in contempt. Choate aid he was persuaded in part y the argument of Farr's at- orney that the California shield 'a w protecting newsmen's ources also covers grand jury proceedings. Last Crackle WASHINGTON AP) -- This nay be the last Independence 3ay to be celebrated with the gram provides coverage only for the blind, aged, disabled and families with dependent children. Those covered by the expansion would include individuals and families with incomes not exceeding the poverty level by more than 33 1-3 per cent. The poverty level income for a family of two is $1,400 a year, for four it is $1,800, for eight it is $2,280. Children would be the main raditional crackers. The U.S. crackle of fire- Consumer Product Safety Commission already has ried to ban use of firecrackers. Jut they remain legal, at least :or now, in 18 states. The commission ban had and city exception to the continued operation of government, will be closed. Many businesses wilt be closed as will both banks and ·savings and loan associations. The post office will post mail in boxes but there will'be no city or rural deliveries.- Washington County offices will also be closed Friday, according to County Judge Vol Lcsler. City sanitation crews will not make their runs on Thursday and the Animal Shelter will be closed. beneficiaries. Dr. Roger Bost, director of the Social and Rehabilitative Services Department, said the expansion would take in about 61,000 youngsters in families which have incomes only slightly above the poverty level hut insufficient to meet medical bills. The same bill would enlarge state payments lo nursing homes lor the care of elderly welfare patients. The payment was increased by $35 on May 1 by the SRS Department because of increases in the minimum wage law, but nursing home operators say they need something lo offset the increase in tho cost of living. Approval of the kindergarten The TIMES will not publish Thursday hut will resume normal publication on Friday. access road be opened, lhat the Shepherd Lane intersection be closed (except to traffic making right turns) and t h a t . t h e intersection of Hwy. 71 and Sterns Road be equipped with traffic signals once-the access road is opened. Nelson, through aitorney Sid Da-'is, offered to donate a 60- foot right-of-way along the southern edge of his property Tor an access road which would be constructed from the present access road west and then north to Ihe plaza (owned by General Growth Properties). ·;··' Davis said completion of Uie access road would greatly hariri his client's business, due "to noise, drainage and access problems and said, in effect, that the problem was created by General Growth Properties and that they should solve it. ·· General · Growth Properties has offered to pay Ihe cost'of Ihe construction of the 427.5 foot section of access road, estimated at $22,60-1, which includes a . new drainage system and other features. The. cost '-of acquisition of the 35-foot wide section is estimated at $24,000, for a total cost of almolt $50.000. Presumably. General Growth would be expected to pick up the cost of construction of the road proposed by Nelson. Cost eslimafes are to be prepared lo compare the costs between the two suggestions. Director Loris Stanton commented "I think the consideration the board has before it is not what Mr. Nelson wants -to do or what General Growth Properties wants to do ... but (CONTINUED OJf PAGE TWO) appropriation been expected increase to come had about ·een set to go into effect June 18, but the industry opposed the ban as well as proposed new safety and labeling requirements on other typos of fireworks, legal in 33 states. routinely once Bumpers included the item in the call for the current special legislative session. 'A. W. Ford, director of the state Education Department, said the additional funding was needed because a number of Jones Hearing LITTLE ROCK (AP) Eugene Springs members troduced "Bud" and of a --Sen. U.S. Said No Longer Leader In Production Of Crude Oil Canada of Hoi several other the Senate in- resolulion this morning .to establish July 10 as the date far the start of hearings on whether Sen. Guy H. "Mult" Jones Sr. of Conway should be permitted to serve in the Senate. Milk Prices Drop WASHINGTON (AP) - The farm price of milk has dropped sharply since March and there are signs consumers are paying less at retail counters for it and other dairy products, says the Agriculture Department. Further, the .department's Outlook and Situation Board said Tuesday, when farm milk prices go up again seasonally next fall the gains probably will be less t h a n Ihe record jumps last year. NEW YORK (AP) - The United States has dropped from No. 1 in world crude oil production to No. 2. And it may be on its way down to No. 3. Latest production figures from Saudi Arabia show that it is now the world leader in crude production with nearly 9 million barrels produced daily in May. Meanwhile. Ihe Soviet Union, generally considered a close third, has been creeping up slowly. Soviet production figures are difficult to obtain, hut many oil experts think the U.S.S.R. will States soon, if already. iass the United hasn't done so The drop from No. 1 is a benchmark in American oil in dustry history. It reflects the continuing deterioration ol American oil production, a decline Oial started slowly from the high point of 10.8 million barrels a day in November o 1971 lo its current level o about 8.5 million barrels a day The U.S. had been Ihe No. producer since the turn of Ihe cenlury. Comparing United Stales pro- luctipn figures to those of Jaudi Arabia is tricky business. The weekly U.S. figures pro- ided by the American Petro- cum Institute lump crude oil roduction together with some- hing called lease condensate, oil produced from natural gas. Saudi Arabia produces no leaso condensate, so its figures represent crude oil only. The latest API figures show American production at about 8.9 million barrels a day. Lease condensate represented about 400,000 barrels of that daily toll. The Arabian American Oil Co. (Aramco), Saudi Aribia's largest oil company, says it alone produced 8.7 million barrels of crude a day in May. The two other oil companies in the counlry produce about 260,000 barrels a day. The experts say Saudi Arabia could move to 9.2 million barrels a day 'overnight without drilling another well. It could produce 20 million barrels a day eventually, some experts say.

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