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INSIDE-^ Editorial j..-.- 4 For Women 5 Amusements -..,.. 8 Sports ..... ; . ..- .v 13-15 Comics ...-J.V..V...V.V...V,. 18 Classified ...-....;..... 13-21 115th YEAR-NUMBER 27 Jlortijtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, JUIY 11, 1974 LOCAL FOftECAST- Fair and warm through te- nlgh't changing to sjnny and hot on Friday. Low last night 62. Lows tonight in the uppe? 60s with highs Friday In the; mid 90s. Sunset today 8:35! sunrise Friday 6:09. ' 7 FAGB-TBi ONI* First In Fayetteville Bond Vote Sought · A $2 million .Act 9 industrial bond issue for expansion of the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company here is expected to come . before Fayetteville voters later this summer. It will be the first time Fayetteville lias considered an Act 9 issue. Members of the city's Board . of Directors are being asked to approve an ordinance calling an election. A decision will be made by the board next Tuesday night. Recommended dale is Aug. 27. According to the Chamber ol Commerce and pla.it manager Stan Krueger, plans call for an addition of 100,000 square feet of space, to be used for warehouse facilities and increased production of electronic musica" instruments. Production in the plant is : expected to be increased by 2? per cent in the first year after completion. Employment wil also be increased above th current level of 600 persons, bu the exact number ' of new em ployes is not yet known. Baldwin came to Fayelteville in 1958 with a 160,000 square foot plant on a 74-acre trac at 1101 S. Beechwood Ave. Act 9 bond issues, approve by the General Assembly i pro bly 960, provide for a method of inane ing in which the city has no legal responsibility for the debt. .If voters approve the issue the city will enter into a lease agreement with .Baldwin with he company liable for all costs of the issue to maturity. There s no tax increase involved, city officials said, and ho city funds nvolved. The interest income from jnduslrial revenue bonds issued yy the city is tax free. Bonds will sell for two to three per cent less than the current market on corporate bonds, the ·hamber of Commerce predicted. City officials said that the company will execute an agreement to 1 pay its full share of city, county and school district taxes. Under law, the firm, by using Act. 9 bonds, does not have to pay the taxes. The cost of the election will be borne (by the company, chamber spokesman said. More ttian 230 issues totaling over §700 million have been approved by state voters in Arkansas since the act becama effective in 1960. However it is the first time Fayetteville citizens have been asked to approve such an issue. Police, Federal Agents Arrest Four; Men In Record Buy Of Heroin Here! Dean Faces Questioning In House Impeachment Hearing WASHINGTON (AP) -- John W. Dean III, who once said his most difficult problem was "how I could end this mess without mortally wounding the President," faces questioning in the impeachment proceedings he helped to initiate. It was Dean's Senate testimony a year ago linking President Nixon with the Watergate cover-up: that helped set the stage for the current inquiry by the . House .^Judiciary^ Com: mittee; His testimony now has been requested by James St. Clair, Nixon's impeachment defense lawyer, who wants to examine him on the narrow issue of a $75,000 payment he helped arrange for Watergate conspirator E. Howard Hunt Jr. The former White House counsel played a leading role in all phases of Ihe cover-up until he decided to tell his story to the Watergate prosecutors in April 1973. ' Today's session will be something of a homecoming for Dean, who was a minority counsel to the Judiciary Com mittee for two years before moving to the Justice Depart ment early in the Nixon admin istration. "He was minority counsel ol subcommittee 3," Rep. Edwan Hutchinson, R-Mich., now the ranking committee Republican recalled Wednesday. "I sat be side him and he did a goo job." MOST COMPETENT "I know him very well" sai' ' Rep. ands were discussed. A tape that conversation, in which ixon appears to be telling ean, "For Christ's sake, get ," is regarded by St. Clair as ie most damaging evidence gainst Nixon. ' St. Clair is trying to show lat the payment was set in (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Street Value Sale Said To WOO [TIMESphoto by Ken Good) AUTHORITIES CLOSE IN ON HEROIN PUSHING SUSPECT ZieglerSees Manipulation WASHINGTON (AP) -- White 'ouse Press Secretary Ronald . Ziegler today accused the enate Watergate committee nd House Judiciary Com- liltee of mounting a calculated ublic relations campaign deigned to manipulate public pinion against President Nix- n. Talking to two newsmen in is office, Ziegler said he beeves "it is more than a coinci- ence" that the two committees are releasing a series of re- 'Orts and transcripts this week, vhich he characterized as con- aining "suggestions and unsup- lorted charges" against the 'resident. He said Nixon foes in Con- ress are mounting a calcu- ated public relations campaign 'not to educate the public but o condition the public and manipulate it." . . .Trooper Bobby Bryant, left, holds Herod Boyd prone os Police Chief Hollis 'Spencer moves in with the fiandcu/Js wliile keeping cm eye on-Incoming,iraf/ie. Backup man at-rigftt is city police-Investigator George Cojlnian.' · " · · · · - - . ^ ^ Senate Approves New Pay Bill LITTLE HOCK (AP) -- The Arkansas Senate and the Joint Budget Committee approved Wednesday a bill to give all state employes covered by Act 199 of 1969 a 4 per cent raise with a $400 minimum and a $600 maximum. The measure will be available tor House action today. The lower.chamber refused Wednesday to override the governor's veto of a pay plan that would have given flat $424 pay raises. That action almost guarantees passage of the 4 per cent raise plan in the House. Sen. Max Howell of Jacksonville, who sponsored the formula -bill, said Gov. Dale Bumpers's office.had indicated Bumpers' would approve the new plan if it gets to his "desk. While it does not reflect what the governor originally sought from the legislature, the new plan does, incorporate- a percentage figure, which is a feature Bumpers had insisted on to lessen "the violence" the pay, increases would-do. to the mpensation plan. The.House also approved .late edncsday three bills that now ,to:the Senate giving retirees the state's four systems six er cent increases in benefits ith a 'minimum of $5 per cent er month. The benefits would c retroactive to July 1, 1974. Senate approval of the bills, tiich have Bumpers' support, NEWS BRIEFS ep. i^iianeb FJ. wiggms, iv-oaf., another senior GOP mem- er. "He is most competent nd I had no reason to question is integrity when he was ere." Dean pleaded guilty last Oc- ober fo conspiracy to obstruct ustice and defraud the Unitec States. His sentencing has been deferred and he has been cooperating with the Watergate irosecutors. AH St. Clair wants Dean to ell the. committee is how he massed on Hunt's request for noney to Frederick C. LaRue, a former Nixon campaign aic vho has testified that he delivered $75,000 to Hunt's lawyer Ihe night of March 21, 1973. St. Clair hopes Dean will say ie called LaRue that mornin jefore a conversation with Nixon in which Hunt's money d On Tuesday the Judiciary Committee released a lengthy comparison of differing transcripts prepared by the White House and the committee staff of eight White House tapes. The committee was to release late today seven volumes of additional evidence gathered in its impeachment inquiry. The Watergate committee is scheduled to release its final report on Sunday. As he did Tuesday, Ziegler said the Judiciary Committee should not release any of its evidence until it completes its current questioning of witnesses lined up by the White House in support of Nixon. Without the testimony of the witnesses, he said, the impeachment record "cannot be judged in its entirety;" Voters Approve BENTONVILLE -- Volers here approved 273 to 18 a $1.5 million Act 9 bond issue to finance expansion of Krispy Kitchens, Inc., a subsidary of Tyson's Foods. Proceeds from the bond issue will finance construction of a 20,000 square foot addilion to the existing, plant and add 50 new jobs. Strike Averted NEW YORK (AP) -- Pan American World Airways has reached conlract agreement with the Transport Workers Union, averting a strike of 17,000 employes that had been threatened for today. ]EIIHIIinilli!EII![lll!]E!IIP!lll[lllt!l!llll!liElllill!!l!lll ! P!l!lil[lliE!l! Goes To Jury Friday Final Arguments In Plumbers Trial Begin WASHINGTON (AP) -- Associate special Watergate prosecutor William II. Merrill conceded today that John D. Ehrlichman did not approve a break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist, but said the former presidential assistant was guilty of plotting an ill e g a l , non-traceable secret search. Making his final argument to the jury, Merrill said, "It: clear that no one used the wore break-in because a break-in was not contemplated ... "To talk about a break-in would not only be inconsistcn with covert, but inconsistcn with non-traceable," Merril said. Direct testimony and memo entered in evidence at the 11 day-old plumbers trial have said Ehrlichman approved £ covert operation on condition it not be traced back to the White House. Ehrlichman conceded giving approval in the summer of 1971 mi denied he ever con- :emplated anything illegal. Ehrlichman and three others are charged with violating the civil rights of the psychiatrist. Dr. Lewis J. Fielding of Beverly Hills, Calif., whose office was broken into Sept. 3, 1971. Ehrlichman is ' also chargec with four counts of lying to the FBI and a federal grand jury. President Nixon and Secretary of Stale Henry Kissinger both provided evidence for. the defense Wednesday. The closing arguments are likely to occupy most of today's session. U.S. District Judge Gerhard Gesell said he will de lay his final instructions unti Friday, with .the six man-si; woman jury begins deliberations. In court on Wednesday, Kissinger testified for less than two minutes and the Presiden submitted written answers to six questions submitted to the White House by Ehrlichman's attorneys. Kissinger, who 'repeatedly has denied any knowledge o the special While House investigative unit known as the plumbers, was called as a defense witness by Ehrlichman's lawyers. The plumbers, under codircc- lors David R. Young and Egi "Bud Krogh, planned and carried off an 'illegal search ( Fielding's offices on Sept. 3, 1971. Kissinger, called lo damage Young's credibility, testified he knew nothing of, let alone sug- (CONTKroiD CfX PAGE TWO) Veto Authority WASHINGTON (AP) -- In ie wake of President Nixon's ffers of nuclear aid to Egypt nd Israel, the Senate has assed a bill giving Congress eto authority over any presi ential agreement to export nu lear technology to a foreign ountry. The measure, which now goe: o the House, was approved 01 96 to 0 vote Wednesday afte nree hours of debate over ho\ Congress should seek to insur iat American-provided nuclea acilities are veapons use. not diverted t Fund Available WASHINGTON (AP) -- Poli cal interest groups airead iave $17.4 million available fo his fall's congressional cand dates--nearly twice as much a hey spent two years ago, Com mon Cause says. Common Cause said in a re port issued Wednesday that th American Medical Associatio leads the list with $1.8 mi lion. The political arm the Associated Milk Produc ers was second with $1.6 mi ion and the Marine Engineer Union was third with $910,000. 21 Found Guilty SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -A military court today found 2 persons guilty of plotting st dent uprisings to overthro President Chung Hcc Park an sentenced seven of them death. The sentences against To Y jong, head of the now-defunct People's Revolutionary Party, and six of his followers were the first death sentences since Park in January cracked down on intellectuals, politicians and student leaders threatening his authoritarian rule. ernor a bill appropriating.$300.r 000 for constructing , and expected. Earlier the Senate had assed a teacher retiree bill of irovements at the Law i Hi- fi n- ·orcement Training Academy at Camden. --Approved a Senate-passed bill to appropriate $100,000 for additional funding for .the Fojk Culture Center at Mountain View. William E. Henderson, departmenl director, said the money was needed because the 1973 appropriation for maintenance and operations at the center was proving inadequate s own which now 'goes to the ouse. The Senate bill is idenli- al to the teacher retiree bill assed by the House. OTHER ACTION In other '.legislative action Vednesday, the House:. --Passed and sent to the Sen- le a measure that would give eachers a flat $300 raise and 100 to be distributed through he Minimum Foundation Aid ormula for non-certified school ersonnel. --Passed and sent to the gov- rnor a supplemental appro- iriation measure giving $2 mil- ion to the University of Arkansas Medical Center for contraction projects. --Passed an amendment add- ng $384,000 to a bill then total- ng $880,000 for construction project's at Arkansas Poly- echnic College at Russellville. --Temporarily postponed the controversial $2.5 million ap ropriation for ' the Environmental Preservation Commission to purchase wilderness and. The measure will die at :he end of the current special session unless brought up again. --Amended a bill adding $300,000 to the $400,000 requested for the Minimum Foundation Aid program for 43 school districts. --Approved a bill to appropriate $514,000 to pay claims approved by the state Claims Commission. --Passed and sent to the gov- due to inflation. Simon Heads For Mideast WASHINGTON '(AP) -Treasury Secretary William E. Simon headed for the Middle East today to try to strengthen U.S. economic ties with Saudi Arabia and Egypt, two countries that hold important keys for world peace and prosperity If the trip is successful, i may result in lower world oil prices, a flow of investmenl funds from the Arab world to Western countries and closer relations between the Arab countries and the United States Besides Egypt and Saud Arabia, Simon also will stop in Israel and Kuwait in the Middle East, followed by visits to Wes Germany,' France and 'Grea | Britain before returning : t ashington July 27. Accompanying Simon ar iverriinent experts in agricul re, finance, trade, manpowe ;velopment and education wh ill assist the Saudis and Egyp ans with their internal deve! pmenl problems. In Egypt, one group wi udy how the United Slate an assist further in reopenin ' the Suez Canal and rebuilc ig of war-destroyed citie long the Waterway. In Saudi Arabia, the Simo arty is prepared to discus ossible establishment of ranch of a U.S. university. The slakes of the trip ar more than just assisting tw rab economies in their deve pment, however. Heroin with a street value of $500,000 was · seized by polics and narcotics agents in Fay- etleville Wednesday afternoon after pushers were set up by undercover men. . Four suspects were arrested n the "buy." which authorities said set a record for Arkansas. The 10.7 ounces of heroin was ourchased by a federal, agent it a Fayetteville motel. Police withheld the name of the motel. The captives were identified ·is Frank J, Freeman, 31, and Herod Louis Boyd, 26,. both ,'qf' Tulsa; Maurice:Derrick, 22, .of Muskogee, Okla. and Clarenci J. Roland Jr., 33, of Okmulgee, Okla. All four are blacks. -."I Charges against the four were filed this morning in Washington Circuit Court by Prosecuting Attorney Mahlon Gibson.- Freeman. Boyd. Derrick 'an! Roland were each charged with possession of a controlled sub'- stance (heroin) with intcnt:to deliver. In addition, Derrick was charged with two counts of delivery of a controlled sub- · stance (heroin) and one count of possession · of a controlled substance (heroin). v The additional charges against Derrick stem from two drug buys made by federal agents about a month ago. All four men were to b» arraigned in Washington Circuit Court this afternoon. Arraignment had been set for 10 a.m.- but was delayed at the request of the suspects' attorney. : ' Meanwhile they are l?eing held in Washington County, ja\I ; : on $100,000 bond each. · Sgt. Bill Brooks of the: Fay- .teville Police Department said iat Derrick was apparently the main dealer among the four. Ividence gathered against ffis t e n - w a s the result-of a tip y an unidentified informant, ne dded. DEAL MADE ., Brooks said a federal agent had a deal a week ago wtfft im (Derrick) to buy a pound" heroin, but Derrick didn't how up for the sale. Brooks aid the federal agent called Hunger Strike Ends MEXICO CITY - (AP) -About half the 68 American and Canadian drug offenders on a hunger strike at Lecumbcrri Prison agreed to end the protest after government officials promised an investigation of their allegations of torture and false confessions, a source said. However, 42 foreign women, most of them young Americans also held on drug charges started their fourth day of fasting at the Santa Maria women's prison on the other side ol the city. They were demandinf that the United States Embassy investigate their allegaions of torture. EARLY WINNER , . . Fenner Slice Upchurch Miss UA Wins Talent Event HOT SPRINGS - Fenne Slice Upchurch, 21, daughter o Mr. and Mrs. Joe Upchurch o Fayetteville, won Uie talen competition in preliminar events here Wednesday night o the Miss Arkansas contest wit piano solo. Miss Upchurch, who Mis University of Arkansas, playe Beethoven's Sonata No. 8 in minor, Opus 13, and the Map! Leaf Rag. Rhonda Kay Pope, 21 of He Springs, won the swimsuit com petition. Miss Pope, who is rep resenting her home town, is feet 554 inches tall and weigh 116 pounds. Her measurcmen are 35-24-36. The preliminaries will linue through Friday night an the new Miss Arkansas will M«wned Saturday. Derrick Wednesday morning and again set up the buy. Derrick reportedly told ths _.genf that he had the "stuff" and asked him to bring'some extra money because the heroin vas of good quality. ' ^. (Tests on the heroin bought ireviously from Derrick showed · hat the substance purchased vas 33 per cent heroin .~'really good stuff," according o Brooks.) Derrick then agreed to call he agent back, but failed to do so. Brooks said. At this point, according to Brooks, the federal and sta*.e agents, along with Fayettcvill* D olice Chief Hollis Spencer. ?atrolman George Coffman and himself, occupied rooms at the motel in preparalion for th» purchase. The federal agent then attempted to reach Derrick again by phone, but was told by Derrick's wife that he was not there. PUSHERS ARRIVE At about 2 p.m., police saw a car pull into a nearby service station. A man, identified as Derrick, went inside and used the telephone to call the agent. Derrick reporledly told - ths agent that he was slill about an hour from Fayetteville, but lhal they would arrive soon with the heroin. ?;' The four then rented a room CONTTNITED ON P. IGE TWO) Brezhnev Offers Lebanese Defense Aid Against Israel By The Associated Press Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezh- icv has offered fo strengthen -ebanon's defenses against Is- aeli atlacks, Beirut news- Dapers reported today. The papers said Brezhnev made his offer in a message to President Suleiman Franjieh, delivered Tuesday by Soviet Ambassador Servar Azimov. Official Lebanese spokesmen said the Lebanese government was happy with the message but declined to reveal its contents. The An Anhar said Brezhnev of ettlements in which more than 30 Israelis have been killed thii 'ear. The Lebanese government has been trying to get ither Arab governments to underwrite a billion-dollar armi rogram for the Lebanes* armed forces. Brezhnev's message was in reply to letters Franjieh sent the chief of the Soviet Communist party and President Nixon summit seeking authoritative newspaper fercd "all kinds of support and assistance to Lebanon and the Arab countries in order to s t r e n g t h e n their defenses against Israeli aggression." Lebanon has been the targe of numerous Israeli raids in re laliation for atlacks by suer rillas from Lebanon on Israel during their recent meeting, reportedly their intervention to curb th« Israeli raids. Lebanon protested to ths chairman of the United Nations Security Council Wednesday Hgainst an Israeli naval raid Monday night on the Leban«S« ports of Sidon, Tyre and Sara- fand. Israel informed the council that the raid was to prevent Palestinian guerrillas from us' Ing the ports to attack Israeli setllernenls, , n

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