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INSIDE- 1 Editorial g For Women ,.,.,.·... 7 Sports ,.... i5_j7 Amusements J 20 Comics Jj.-j; 24 Classified ......... s .. 7 .... 25-27. 115th YEAR-NUMBER 26 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST- Fair to partly cloudy and continued hot through Thursday. Overnight low 68. Lows tonight in the upper 60s with highs Thursday In the low to mid 90s. Sunset today 8:36! sunrise Thursday 6:09. Weather map on page 3. , PAGES-TEN CENTS For State Employes Pay Raise Vetoed LITTLE HOCK (AP) -- Gov. Dale Bumpers vetoed the legislature's across-the-board -pay increase of .$425 for state em- ployes Tuesday and said he would try again. ' There was some -legislative sentiment to over-ride the veto and some to complete other business of the special session and go home without any pay raise proposal at all. Bumpers conceded late Tuesday that' he fered,. in a had already of- series of com- promise'proposals, about everything acceptable to him. It has reached the stage, he said, where any new plan he could offer would be merely a matter of tinkering with figures. . -. , A few legislators were looking at a "couple of his com promise suggestions and something might be worked out there, Bumpers said. He de By Attorney For The President clined to specify which plans vere.getting a second look. The. veto surprised and an- ;ered many legislators. Bumpers said late Tuesday he felt the state had-to have a plan that would have ".iorne jrogression" on salary in- ;reases. rather than a plan giving the .same increase to all employes. · . "I simply feel like there has got to be some progressive element in the distribution of the money," Bumpers said. "It isn't sound business practice to give across-the-board increases. No business operates that way and I want to leave this state operating on sound ' business principles. "· The legislature never has over-ridden a Bumpers veto, although the Senate voted to over-ride in 1973 on the amount of state turnback money "hat would go to counties. The House-would not go along. Transcript Differences Played Down WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres-i ident Nixon's lawyer is playing down differences between the White House account of Watergate and newly released House Judiciary Committee transcripts that quote the President as telling aides to cover up the scandal if called before Senate investigators. Presidential lawyer James D. believes not a Clair Judiciary r told reporters today he s the .committee tran- and transcripts released by the White House are itially the . same. , abbling over words is fruitful exercise," St. aid during a brief ques- d-answcr session with re- before entering a House ry Committee hearing on impeachment. It is the over-all gist of it that counts." St. Clair . denied that the White House had omitted any relevant ' Watergate dialogue from its version of 'the tapes, contained in an edited transcript released by President Nixon on April 30. He defended the 'deletion from the White House 'tran- script of a six-page section dealing with the President's po : sition · regarding testimony by White House aides before .the Senate Watergate committee. "We felt it was not that rel- vant," St. Clair said today. Asked about the deletion on Tuesday. St. Clair said, "I don't'believe the relationship with the Senate select com- mittee was necessarily relevant" to the Judiciary committee's impeachment inquiry. "We furnished the tape to the (House) committee, so if the) felt it .was relevant they could publish it, which they did," SI. Clair saicj. However, the Los Angeles Times said the segment in Arkansas House Bill For EPC Staffing, Operations Killed LITTLE ROCK CAP) -- . T h e . House bill to fund the Environmental Preservation Commission was killed Tuesday. The measure would have appropriated $60,000 for staffing and operating the controversial Environmental Preservation Commission. An identical Senate bill, passed earlier by the Senate, remained alive in the House. The House bill was 'killed Tuesday when, for the second time, the House refused to ex- purige -- that is, erase -- the vote by which the bill had been defeated in the House last week. ·House- rules provide that a bill is dead in a .special session upon the failure of 'two attempts to expunge a defeat of the bill. The bill, HB 62, was given a "do-pass" recommendation by the Joint Budget Committee June 25 but had rough sledding from then on. It was defeated 66-18 on June 26; a motion to reconsider the bill failed 24-59; a motion to expunge the vote by which the bill .was defeated failed 60-21; and then a second expunge mo tion failed Tuesday. The Senate version, SB 62 was defeated in the Senate June 25, bul a motion to ex punge the vote by - which the bill was defeated passed on a voice vote and then the Senate passed the bill 28-0. The Senate bill is awaiting consideralion in the House. OTHER ACTION , In other action Tuesday, boll chambers passed idenlical bill: : that would appropriate $300,001 for additional construction a the Arkansas Law Enforcemen Training Academy at Camden. The Senate passed and sen to the House a bill that wouli appropriate $100,000 to supple ment funds for operating th Folk Culture Center at Mouii tain View.' This'bill also would allow tin transfer of $100,000 from th Parks and Tourism Depart ment's' capital outlay appro priation to the maintenance an operating fund. The deparlmen needs addilional operalin funds because increased cost of goods are outstripping th amount appropriated by th legislature last year. The Senate also approve bills, raising salaries of phys cians and dentists employed i the state Department of Correc tion and the slate Departmen of Social .and RehabilUativ Services. Those bills also go Ihe House. A measure which would a ·opriate $53,000 for the state epartment of Commerce to grade the salaries of 18 em- loyes, authorize the hiring of vo new employes and arise ie salary of Don Allen, the di- eclOr, passed the House and as sent:to the Senate, but nol Hhoiit controversy. The bill failed to pass earlier j the day with . 72 favorable otes, three short of the num- er needed for passage. Appro- riation bills need three-fourths avorable votes for passage, he failure was expunged. The controversy over the bill 'as whether the two additional mployes were needed and /hether Allen's salary should e raised from $20,000 to $25,000 er year, . . . Land West Of Mall Okayed For Rezoning Ignoring traffic recommendations . made by Planning Consultant Larry Wood, the Fayetteville Planning Commission approved a rezoning of 'a portion of property to be used for a westward expansion of the Northwest Arkansas Plaza. Wood presented his recom- m e n d a t i o n s a t Tuesday's meeling. General Growth Development Corp. had requested approval of a rezoning application for two tracts of property located immediately west of the present mall building. The commission voted 9-0 to rezone one tract Deep Crisis Hits Lisbon Government LISBON, Portugal (AP 'ortugal's 2^-month-old revo- utionary government was in deep crisis today after the col ; apse of the civilian cabinet and a rebuff 'to President Antonio de Spinola from the young officers who brought him to power. Premier Adeline da Palma Carlos quit, saying the military would nol give him sufficienl power to govern effectively. He ,vas followed out of office by Vice Premier Francisco sa Carneiro, Economics Minister Vasco Vieira de Almeida, the defense minister, Lt. Col. Mario Firmino Miguel, and Interior Minisler Joaquim Jorge Magalhaes Mola. All are considered moderates. A government spokesman of 'the land to allow for . the expansion and parking anc voted to table indefinitely the other tract, which would be used for residential purposes The action will now go to the Fayelteville Board of Directors W o o d ' s recommendation included traffic volume figures for the present commercia outlets and -estimated figures for the futue expansion. Woot said that, a 1973 traffic coun showed about 8,900. vehicles a day used the two access points to the-, mall (Shepherd Lane and Zion Road) and that the Highway Department estimates that an additional 4,450 vehicles will use the same access points after expansion. SAID IMPERATIVE The report stated, "with the ever increasing traffic volume at this location, it is imperalivi that every possible immediati improvement he made. Th' first improvement that must b completed is the conslruction o Ihe remainder of the west ser vice road from the Plaz property south to the Steam Road connection." The report went on to sa that recent activities at the cit board indicated that the onl solution to opening the servic road is to condemn the propert involved, which is owned b Nelson's Funeral Home. Woo asked that the commissio recommend to the board tha Ihe property be acquired an the road be opened as soon a possible. (Safety experts have said tha the opening of the access roac which stops on the nort b o u n d a r y of the Nelso " ' - a l l viate the traffic problem in th area. Nelson, however, refuse ah th said the remaining 10 ministers --six of them Socialists and Communists -- probably would remain in office, but earlier in [he week the leftists criticized Spinola for giving new appointments to several members of the authorilarian regime overthrown April 25. ADVANCES ELECTION Meanwhile, informed sources reported that State Council, the 21-member holder of ultimate authority in the regime, had turned back Spinola's efforts to solidify his own position by advancing Ihe presidential election from next spring to the coming fall. to open the access road the only solution to problem, if the access road to be opened at all, is for th city to condemn the proper and construct the road. Gener Growth Properties, owners the mall, have pledged abo $22,000 toward construclion Ihe road.1 The commission also r affirmed a previously grantet waiver to Industrial Finani Co. for off-sife parking for proposed expansion of t! Mcllroy Bank. The board had requested th the Commission reconsider t waiver due to the present o street parking problems (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO or Making Cover-Up Work Dean, Mitchell Commended WASHINGTON (AP) - The y after President Nixon re- ived a detailed briefing of the atergat'e cover-up he coin- ended John W. Dean III and hn N. Mitchell for making it ork. The President's remarks ere . transcribed by the House diciary Committee from a ction of a March 22 ,1973,. evidential Watergate tape milled by the While House len-it released its edited on of the conversation two onths ago. The conversation look place icrtly after White House Chief Staff. H.R. Haldeman and lief domestic adviser John D. hrlichman left the President's 'fice in uilding. the Executive Office Dean, the White o'use counsel, and Mitchell Nixon's former campaign chief and attorney general, had been discussing future Watergate strategy with Nixon and his other top aides. "Believe me, it's a lot of work," 'Mitchell said. "Oh great,"' Nixon replied. "I may (unintelligible). Well, let me tell you, you've done a hell of a job here." The transcript shows an unidentified voice - made an unintelligible remark, followed by this comment by Nixon: "I didn't mean for you. I thought we had a boy here. No, you, uh, John, uh, carried a very, very heavy load. TJh, botl: Johns as a mailer of fact but uh I was going to say uh, uh John Dean is, uh, (unintelli gible) got -- put the fires oul almosl got the damn thing nailed down till past the elec- ion and so forth. "We all know what it is. Em- larrassing God damn thing the vay it went, and so forth. But in my view, uh, sonie of it will come out; we will survive it. That's the way it is. That's Hie way you've gol to look at it." Dean, who had told the President the day before thai the cover-up was a "cancer grow- .ng on the presidency" and had to be cut out, told him March few uh, '.e're--" "The point is, get the God damn thing over with," Nixon broke in. "That's right," Dean replied. The three men then returnee to the plan they had discussec earlier in the day with Halde 22: "We were within a miles months ago, but, man and Ehrlichman: a pro osal to offer the Senate Water fate committee a report aboiii Watergate to he written by Dean in. exchange for the com mittee's agreement to keep it proceedings secrcl and no challenge the 'President's clain of executive privilege lo pre venl his aides from leslifying. Nixon: " . can't make and have there and agree on that?" Mitchell: "I agree." Nixon: "You agree on tha' John?" Dean: "If we're in the pos lure of everything short of giv ing them a public session (unir telligible) and the whole dea CONTINUED ON P tGE TWO) ... But, I know, W a complete cav the people go u; testify. You woul Nixon Quoted As Favoring Hunt Payoff WASHINGTON (AP) - On he crucial issue of President ·iixon's involvemenl in the payment of Walergale hush -money, here are differences in the ver- jons of presidential transcripts i u b 1 i s h d by the House fudiciary Committee and by he White House. The Judiciary version, re- eased Tuesday, quotes Nixon that - payment of hush money vould be "worth it." The White House version contains no such statement. The Judiciary version quotes 'lixon as saying, during a discussion of Walergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt Jr.'s demand for money, "Well for Christ's sake get it ..." The White House version deleted :he words, "Well for Christ's sake." At another point, after Nixon was told that former Ally. Gen. John W. Mitchell and campaign aide Frederick C. LaRue' knew of Hunt's demands for money, the Judiciary version quotes the President as saying "(unintelligible) do something." The White House version casts Nixon's words as a question: "Do they intend to do something?" These references to hush money were made in meetings on March 21, J973, the day Nixon says he rejected the idea of paying for Hunt's silence. Later that night LaRue allegedly delivered a final $75,000 payment to Hunt's lawyer. The Watergale grand jury, in naming Nixon an unindicted .coconspirator in Ihe cover-up, focused on Ihis payment. A key element of the Judiciary Committee's impeachment investigation is whether Nixon author- Warren, 83, Former Chief Justice Dies WASHINGTON (AP) - Th death of Eavl Warren, a cham pion of the Bill of Rights in h 16 years as chief justice, r moves a figure indelibly linke to landmark decisions of 11 Supreme Court in one of most controversial eras. Warren, 83, died in Georg town University Hospital Tue day night, a litlle more th; five from years after bis retireme i the nation's highest ju p h icslion was obtained by thet mmillee by accident. The Times said the com- ittee's lawyers were able to py Ihe segment when a Sect Service agent at the White ouse overseeing the copying White-House tapes inadvcrt- - illy let a recorder run past-a ction of a March 22, 1973, nversatioti previously trans- ibcd. STONEWALL IT Nixon is quoted in thai seg- ent of Ihe t a p e , as- telling des to "stonewall it, let them ead the Fifth Amendment, over-up or anything else" if ilied before the Senate Waler- ale commitlee. St. Clair said it would be a ·oss distortion lo use lhat ubte without also using a scn- ence ' thai followed in whicti ixon is quoted as saying "On ic other hand, uh, uh, I would refer, as I said to you, that ou do it the other way." The "other way" apparently efers to a suggestion, that the ommitlce accept a report to e wrilen by former White louse Counsel John W. Dean II. insead of .calling White louse aides to testify. As. for other differences he- ween the White House and ommillee . transcripts of eight presidential Watergale conver- alions, he added: "My experience has been hat if you have three people isten lo a tape,-you get three 'arialions." John Doar, chief counsel for .he impeachmenl inquiry, said his slaff used the lalest so- phisticaled electronic . equipment in preparing the transcripts and Ihey represenled ''the best'Job we can do." After a full day of listening lo cslimony in closed session, few members had any comments on Ih'e staff sludy. Rep. 1 Lawrence ' Hogari, H- Md., said, "You've got,to :listen to the .tapes. It's still a mailer of opinion who said what." Hogan said he was certain there were errors in the com- - mittee transcripts but (hat he thought Ihey were more accurate than Ihe White House ver- ;ions. "There are places where the person transcribing heard the wrong word," Hogan said of the committee transcripts. But he declined to cite an example. Committee members heard the tapes in closed evidenliary sessions in Hay, but Ihey didn't get Ihe staff comparison wilh Ihe White House Iranscripls un- Tuesday, the day it was ized the payment, dent denies it. The Presi- Answers Three Questions said he died of heart failure. Under his leadership, the court struck down segregated schools, laid down the rule of "one man-one vote" and greatly expanded the rights of the accused in crinjinal cases. Tributes came swiftly- for Ihe man whose years on the couit were marked by criticism, which included demands for his who often Warren in their years as California politicians and who criticized many --AP wirephotc O f i,j s court decisions, saluted made public. In the March 22 passage impeachment. President Nixon, was at odds with EARL WARREN ... former chief justice of Supreme Court died Tuesday ^ NEWS BRIEFS him as "a partisan for Amer- 'ca." Chief Justice Warren E. Burer, named by Nixon to suc- eed Warren and steer the ourl toward "strict construe- on" of the Constitution, said lis contribution was large in- Kissinger Testifies Briefly WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger testified for 90 seconds ir the plumbers trial today and said he never requested that a psychological profile be prepared on Daniel Ellsberg in 1971. Kissinger answered only three queslions, one from an at- lorney for John D. Ehrlichman, the others from an assistant special Watergale proseculor. Ehrlichrnan's attorneys subpoenaed Kissinger in an attempt to shake the credibility of a key prosecution witness, · David R. Young, who worked separately in the White House for both Kissinger and Ehrlichman. . . ' A CIA official had testified that Young told him in August 1971 that both Kissinger and Ehrlichman had requested lhal the agency prepare a psychological study of Ellsberg, who had two months before eaked the Pentagon Papers study of the Vietnam war to the news media. Ehrlichrnan's attorney, William Frates. asked Kissinger, On or prior lo Aug. 12, 1971, did you authorize David Young lo directly or indirectly obtain a psychological profile on Daniel Ellsberg from Ihc CIA?" Kissinger replied: "I did not." The defense said it had no more queslions. Assistant pros- eculor Philip Bakes asked if Kissinger knew whether such a sludy was in the works, or if he knew of any plan lo gather psychological information about Ellsberg. To both questions, Kissinger answered, "I had no such mowledge." Kissinger in 1971 was Nixon's chief national security advisor. Kissinger was the final witness in the trial, now in iU 10th day. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell said defense and prosecution altorneys will present final arguments Thursday. Gesell plans to issue final instructions lo Ihe jury of six men and six women Friday. In anlicipation of Kissinger's appearance, hundreds of persons had lined up outside the courthouse and Ihe courtroom itself. Kissinger was just back from Europe were he consulted wilh NATO allies about President Nixon's Moscow Ifip. Ellsberg leaked the Pentagoi Papers sludy of the Vielnam war to The Nfcw York Times in June 1971, an Incident that led o craaticn of the plumbers, a special White House investigative unit of which Young was co-director. Young testified last week in exchange for immunity from prosecution. The plumbers planned and carried out the Sept. 3, 1971, break-in at the Beverly Hills, Calif., office of Ellsherg's psychiatrist, Dr. Lewis J. Fielding, in an unsuccessful search for Ellsberg's psychiatric records. Through his approval of the entry, Ehrlichman, 49, is accused of .conspiring to violate Fielding's 'rights. He also faces four counts of lying to the FBI and a grand jiir/- , G. Gordon I.iddy and Mia- mians Bernard L. .Barker and Eugenio R. IVJarlinez, also are charged in j the conspiracy count. 1 Slightly Injured Larry A. Stroud, 26. of 1900 N. Garland Ave. was slightly injured Tuesday afternoon in a one car accident on Leverelt Avenue, near Lawson Street. Stroud's injuries did not require treatment. Fayelteville police quoted Stroud as saying the 4:48 p.m. accident occurred as he was trying to negotiate a curve and ran off the road. Stroud was charged with driving while intoxicated. Truck Overturns A city sanitation truck overturned Tuesday morning on a private road Just off City Lake Road when the brakes on a front wheel locked, causing the truck lo leave the road. Calvin Mounce, assisfanl Sanitation Superintendent said the accident occurred at ah 10:30 a.m. Thr truck was driven by A. J. Hallabaugh, 52, of Elkins. No . injuries were reporled. Mounce s.jiid Iherc.was very little damage lo Ihe truck which was empty at Ihe time of the accident. New Contract NEW YORK (AP) -- Dock workers in the Port of Ne\v York will receive guaranteec annual wages of $16,640 or $32C a week, by the final year of ; new three-year contracl agreei upon by negotiators. The longshoremen are cur rently guaranted $12,688 for 2 080 hours of pay a year, or $24 a week. Two Guns Stolen The theft of two guhs was eporled to Washington County eputy sheriffs Tuesday by C. . Smith, Route 1, Summers. Smith said a rifle and a hotgun were taken between "une 27 and July 1. Walkouts Likely VICTORIA, B.C. (AP) -i Almost half of British Columbia': orest industry was shut dawn oday wilh more walkouts imminent. Labor Minister Bill King mel Tuesday with lop induslry anc union negotiators in an attempt o halt spreading strikes. There vas no word on the outcome o: he talks. King spoke with leaders ol .he International Woodworkers of America, whose 32,000 coast al members last week rejectee a tenlative Contract eeltlcmenl wilh 120 front companies. Nader Files Suit WASHINGTON CAP) - Con sumer advocate Ralph Nade lias filed suit in an effort t force a $1 per barrel rollbac in the ceiling price of domesti crude oil. The suit filed in U.S. Dislric Court challenged as arbilrar and capricious an order by Ih now-defunct Cost of Livin Council. The council last Di cembor raised Ihe ceiling pric of "old" oil by about 24 pe cent, from an average of $4,2 lo $5.25 per barrel. Eiuiiiii^ ·LOST A FRIEND' Rosa Parks, eamslress whose the black refusal to ive up her scat lo a while man arled Ihe Montgomery bus oycott, said, "We have lost a real friend lo humanity." Warren was admitted to the ospilal July 2, suffering from heart ailment. It was his sec- nd hospitalization in Iwo nonlhs. With him at his death were is wife, Nina, and Ihe young si of their three daughters Irs. Stewart Brien. The War (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) omilled from Ihe White House ranscripts, Nixon is quoted in the committee version as telling aides "I don't give a -what happens. I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the ^ifth Amendmenl, cover-up or anything else," if called before the Senate Walergate committee. LESS DRAMATIC Other differences were less dramatic. II oflen was unclear whether Ihey represent anything more lhan simple differences in whaf Iranscribers heard. For example, earlier in tha March 22 conversation, there was discussion of the possibility of White House aides citing executive privilege as the basis for refusing to testify before the Walergate committee. The White House version quoted Nixon as saying former Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell was arguing that "now we use flexibility in order to get off the cover-up line." According lo the committes transcript, Nixon said Mitchell was arguing "that now we use flexibility in order to get on with the cover-up plan." In other cases, the comparison confirmed versions that had leaked from the closed committee sessions. In his introduction to a 130- page volume entitled "Com- (CONTSNTTED ON PAGE TWO) Russians Believed Beginning To Dismantle 210 Old ICBMs WASHINGTON (AP) -- T h c j Russians may have started dismantling some of their 210 old ntercontinental ballistic missiles as a possible first step toward increasing Ihcir fleet of submarine-based missiles. Pentagon spokesman William Beccher declined Tuesday to discuss Ihe stains of Soviet SS7 and SS8 ICBMs. but ether sources said there are signs the Russians may be taking them out of operation. The 1972 U.S.-Soviet SALT agreement on limiting offensivet weapons permits Ihe Russians lo trade in Ihe 210 old ICBMs, built more than 10 years ago, for the same number of modern submarine-launched missiles. If the Soviets dismantled al Ihese ICBMs, they could increase their ocean force lo a to- al of S50 missiles in 62 submarines. Under Ihe SALT I agreement, the United Slates was allowed Ihe option of dismantling 54 old Titan ICBMs and Irading them, in for more submarine missiles. But Ihis country has not done so, leaving the U.S. total of submarine-launched missiles at 656. To dale, Ihe Russians have not developed separately targe- l a b l c multiple warheads (MfRVs) for their submarines. Meanwhile, the United States is well along in conversion of most of its 41 missile firing submarines to Poseidon missies, each with 10'to 14 'relatively · small MfRVs. So far, 28 havo been completed or are undergoing conversion. The last three subs to be converted are provided for in this year's defense budget,

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