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INSIDE- Edilorial 4 For Women ...;;..-... 7 Sports .....! 9-10 Amusements, -.-.-, E n Comics ....:.,,,.,,,.,..-.... 12 Classified 13-15 115th YEAR-NUMBER 28 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST-" Hot days and mild nights wltK a slight chance of thundershpw crs through Saturday. Lows'to- night in mid to upper 80s witH highs Saturday In the low to mid . 90s. Sunset today 8:35 Sunrist Saturday 6; 10 PAGES-TEN CENTS After Thursday Marathon Legislators Try To End Session LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas Senate passed more than 40 bills in its first hour and .15 minutes of work this morning as the legislators worked to bring the special legislative session to an end by nightfall. Among the bills passed by the Senate was a measure, to give Highway Department em- ployes salary increases. The House had passed the Highway Department salary bill Thursday night toward the end of a marathon workday. The bills were zipping through the Senate this morning without dissenting votes because substantial legislative agreement was reached Thursday on most legislative matters and it 'is ! simply a formality to enact the necessary measures agreed upon. The Senate was approving House-passed construction bills for the colleges without the additional money Gov. Dale Bumpers agreed to earlier this week. Th Senate also aiiopted the House stand on whether to put non-academics at the colleges and universities uncler^.the, same salary law which covers state employes. Those employ- es at the colleges and univer- sities will remain under their own plan. The Highway Department Despite Intensive Questioning Dean's Testimony Unshaken WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Nixon's lawyer appears to lave fallen short in his attempt to puncture John W. Dean Ill's story of a continuing Watergate cover-up directed at the highest White House levels, House impeachment commifcte members say. ' . Dean, former White House counsel, appeared Thursday, t e s t i f y i n g a n d undergoing quesioning for nine hours in closed session. Some House Judiciary Com mittee members said the main outline of Dean's Senate testimony of last summer, linking Nixon to the cover-up, emerged intact despite a battering cross examination by Nixon's counsel, James D. St. Clair. "In my opinion he was a damaging witness as far as the President is concerned" said Rep. Robert McClory, R-I11. "He leaves the impression he President is very much be- lind the different actions taken," said McClory, the second- ranking Republican on the com- hittee. "St. Clair is trying to be rough on 'Dean but he isn't get- ing away with it." Rep. Tom Sailsback, R-I11., said during a Dreak in the session. St. Clair wanted Dean's testimony mainly to try to establish ;hat Nixon iiad not ordered . a $75,000 payment to E. Howard Hunt Jr., one of the Watergate burglars, on March 21, 1973. The transcript of Dean's conversation with Nixon that day, in [which a discussion of Hunt's money demands ends with Nixon saying, "For Christ's sake, get it...." is regarded by Nixon defenders as the most damaging evidence in the impeachment inquiry. St. Clair, seizing on Dean's Senate testimony about the ilarch 21 meeting, in whi Jean said "... The money mt er was left very much hangi at that meeting. Nothing w resolved," reportedly offered as proof that Dean felt Nix lad not ordered the payment Hunt. But members said Dean e Dlained that his remark i 'erred to the matter of payi the estimated $1 million blackmail that he had told N on Hunt arid other Waterga defendants eventually would c mand for their silence. Dean, who told Nixon he w "out of the money busineb and so had not done ariythi more than refer Hunt's dema to others, reportedly testif that he did not regard Nixo "... get it" remark as an ore to him. But he left open, in the mir of some members, the quest of whether it could have be ntnded for former White House chief of staff H.R. Haldeman, who also was at the meet- ng. Rep. Walter Flowers, D-Ala., _aid he thought the main effect of Dean's testimony was to scale down the importance of March 21 in the impeachment inquiry. St. Clair has based his defense strategy on the March 21 events, on the theory that if he could ' insulate Nixon from them, it would cut the ground out from under any case for impeachment. The committee has only three more witnesses to hear before concluding the taking of evidence in the inquiry, Assistant Atty. Gen. Henry E. Petersen, former White House Counsel Charles W. Colson and Herbert W. Kalmbach, Nixon's former personal'lawyer; employes will get raise of 4 per cent with a minimum raise of $400 and a limit of $600. Thursday's business, which began at 10 a.m., did not end until 10:05 p.m. when the House finally adjourned. The Senate stopped acting on legislation at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, but a handful of senators and staff remained, on duty as long as bills were being received from the House. This would allow final Senate approval of them today. Each chamber adopted an amendment to the Revenue Stabilization Act bill Thursday reflecting about $27 million in funding for hew ongoing programs approved in the special session, most of it for salary increases. An additional one-time expenditure of more than $20 million was involved in the bills to finance construction projects. COMPROMISE PLAN The ' House approved 88-0 Hindsville Youth Killed In Cycle-Car Wreck At Goshen A '15-year-old Hindsville .youth was killed and his companion injured when their motorcycle collided with'a car at the intersection of Hwy. 45 and County Road 70 in Goshen about 11 p.m. Thursday. State Trooper Tommy -Baker -identified the dead youth as David Hay Shields of Route 2, Hindsville. Anthony B. Hinkle, 16, of Hindsville, who was driving the motorcycle, was in good condition today at Washington Regional Medical Center. Baker' said the accident occurred when the motorcycle pulled onto Hwy. 45 from the county road and collided with a car driven by, James Richard Storey, 19, of Fayetteville. Storey's car then struck one driven by Mrs. Patti Price Taliaferro, 22, ot Eureka Springs. Storey and Mrs. Taliaferro escaped injury as did their passengers. COUNTY DEATH TOLL Baker said the motorcycle was southbound on the county road, the Storey car traveling west and the Taliaferro vehicle going east at the time of the ucted at 11 a.m. Monday at kelson's Funeral Chapel with urial in National Cemetery. oing e rash. Shields d e a t h b r i n g s - W a s h i n g t o n County's 197 traffic toll to seven, compared to 16 by this date in 1973. Shields was born Sept. 5, 1951 in Wichita, Kan., the son o Gerald and Betty Henderson Shields, and was a sophomor at Huntsville High Schoo. Survivors in addition to tb ·parents are one brother, Jerr; of Fayetteville; one sister Denise of the home; the pater ^nal-grandfather, F r e d D ";Shields of Wichita; the palerna grandmother, M r s . Minni Shields of Fort Smith and th maternal grandmother, Mrs Ruth Henderson of Fayetteville Funeral service will be con Secret Papers Declassified WASHINGTON (AP) -- The idministration says it has decl issified more than 50 million jages . of government docu- nents since 1972 and has cut by 71 per cent the number of em- iloyes authorized to classify in ormation as secret. The figures were cited by an idministration official Thursday as he attempted to buttress his argument that the guidelines m posed by President Nixon two years ago are all that are needed to eliminate needless :overnment secrecy. ' James B. Rhoads, acting chairman of the Interagency Classification Review Com mittee,.testified before a House Government Operations subcommittee at hearings oh legis lation designed to curtail secre cy in the name of national de fense. STATUTORY SYSTEM The bill would establish a statutory classification system restricting the number o agencies allowed to classify and accelerating the declassifi cation of records. It also woulc set up an independent federa commission to oversee classi fication and investigate abuses Under the present system the President regulates wha may be kept secret through a series of executive orders.'Hi most recent order resulted ii the establishment of Rhoads agency to help thet National Se CONTINUED ON B4GE TWO) U, S. To Recognize Expanded Economic Control Of Seas CARACAS. Venezuela (AP) -- The United States has agreed to recognize the right of coastal nations to control fish- ·ing, undersea oil drilling and other economic exploitation for 200 miles off their coasts. The concession is pleasing fo U.S. East Coast fishermen and Latin American nations but upsetting to West Coast tuna men. . John R. Stevenson, chief of the U.S. delegation to the .United Nations Conference rm the Law of the Sea, announced the American position on Thursday. He also reiterated U.S. read Iness to have territorial waters, where countries control navigation as well as economic exploitation, extended from the current three miles to 12 miles out to sea. World interest in creating economic zone* beyond their erritorial waters has increase as countries look to the sea a a future source of protein an oil. An estimated 100 nation now favor 12 miles of territoria waters and an additional 18 mile economic zone, for a tola of 200 miles of economic con trol. ' , The Soviet Union also sui ports the concept of econom zones, although it says this wi hurt its own fishing fleets. The United States said In position paper issued June 2 as the 148-nation conference g under way. that it would su port the 12-mile limit plus a additional economic zone. B it did not say until Thursds how extensive a zone it wou favor. Initial reaction from Amer can fishermen was mixed, d pending on whether they fi off the United States or foreij countries. (TIMESphoto by Ken Goodi DEATH VEHICLE ... Baker and his iather, Lee, of Manila, inspect motorcycle · NEWS BRIEFS Thursday the compromise plan 'or giving salary increases to the 12,500 state employes covered by Act 199 of 1969, the Uniform Compensation and Classification Plan. Gov. Dale Bumpers promptly signed the bill, which had been approved 34-0 Wednesday by the Senate after Bumpers' veto Tuesday of the · legislative plan to give each of the employes an increase of $425. The compromise would give increases equal to 4 per cent of the employe's current salary, but with .a minimum raise of $400 and a limit of $600. This plan would cost the state about ?3.6 million from state general revenue, roughly $60,000 less than the $425 plan which Bumpers vetoed on grounds that it would wreck the plan tin Act-199. However, the plan signed by Bumpers included a percentage feature which he had insisted would "do less violence" to the Act 199 plan. TEACHER RAISE The Senate approved 34-0 a House bill that would give a raise of $300 to each of the 20,300 public school teachers. The Senate also amended the bill to give the same increase to 75 teachers in .adult -basic education courses in about 50 school districts. The House concurred in the amendment Thursday night, completing legislative action on the bill. Bumpers is expected to accept the flat raise plan for the teachers. The teachers' salary in- cre,ases would . cost about $8.2 million in state general revenue. The House and the Senate also approved amendments to give raises of $300 each to the teaching personnel at the state- supported colleges and universities., Those bills will get final approval today. The amendments would give non-academic personnel raises of 4 per cent with the $400 floor and the $600 ceiling. The added cost to the state would be about $3.2 million from general revenues. However, the amendments disagreed on whether the nonacademic personnel at the institutions of higher education would be brought under Act J99. The Senate amendments left them under their own plan, but the House amendments would bring them 1 under Act 199 on July 1, 1977. Legislative (TIMESphoto By Ken I HEADING FOR COURT . ... Fayetteville police Sgt. Bill.Brooks and State Police Investigator Kenneth McKee accompany Derrick, Freeman, Roland and Boyd to Circuit Court. Bonds For Four Held In Sale oi Heroin Set Plants Picked Washington County Deputy :heriff J.D. Snow picked about 00 marijuana plants Monday 1 extreme southern Washington :ounty near the Crawford bounty line. Snow said the office was m- ormed where the plants were growing, and located them. Sur- veilance conditions were poor. Deputy Snow said, so the plants vere pulled. Two Injured Two persons were injured in _ two-car accident on Hwy. 94 at Tuck's Chapel shortly before noon Thursday. State Trooper Chuck Webb said Joanna Whitney, 17, of Pea Ridge was admitted to the Ro- ;ers hospital and that Mrs. Susan Gray, 75, of Pea Ridge, was treated and released. Webb said the accident occurred when a car driven by Mrs. Rosa Marie Heiman, 40 of Pea Ridge slowed her car on the hi'ghway prior to pulling on the shoulder and the car driven by Miss Whitney struck the Heiman car in the rear. Mrs. Gray was a passenger in the Heiman vehicle, Webb said. Three children in the car were uninjured. Party s Success WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pros idential hopefuls Gov. George C. Wallace and Sens. Walter F Mondale and Lloyd M. Bentsen have told Democratic slate chairmen that the party's sue cess in the post-Watergate era rests on whether it can hoi] ease the economic plight of av rage Americans. Powell Charged Robert Powell, 19, of Route , Cave Springs, was charged 'hursday in Washington Circuit Court with negligent homicide n the death of his two-month- id son June 28. day. The infant Melvin Powell was a passenger in the car driven iy his father which was invol- ·ed in a collision on Elm Springs Road. Powell is being held in Washington County jail. Strike Continues JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) -I A vildcat bus strike at Great Southern Coaches entered its Oth day today, and a company official said the bus line was aking "every step to settle" he strike. Johnson Ramsay, traffic manager for the bus line, re- "tised to comment on a meeting hat was scheduled Thursday letween representatives of Great Southern and International Teamsters Union. Wilson Observed SHERIDAN, Ark. (AP) -Travis L. B. Wilson, 19, of Redfield who has been charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Jewel Dean McKown, was taken Thursday to the State Hospital at Little Rock for 30 days observation. Miss McKown, 19, of Sheridan, was stabbed repeatedly and her partially clothed body was discovered last Friday in front of her mobile home 10 miles north of here. Wilson was arrested Saturday at Amarillo, Tex., and returned to Arkansas. No trial dalo has been set, leaders hoped to resolve conflict today. The House approved 87-0 the bill to give state Highway Department employes salary increases under the 4 per cent, {400 floor, $600 ceiling plan. The Senate will pass the bill to- COMPLETES ACTION The lower chamber also completed legislative action on the bill to give a 6 per cent increase in benefits received un- IUED ON PAGE TWO) Bond on each of four Oklahoma men arrested Wednesday in a Fayetteville drug "buy" was set -Thursday at a half a million dollars each -- that being the -street value of the heroin involved: in Wednesday's coup. Over the objections of defense attorneys, Circuit Judge Maupin n:!i! ii:;iur:ii.iir in. IB iif an. :iir,iin.. in :iii:ii 11:1111 JI.IN PLUMBERS CASE GOES TO JURY WASHINGTON (AP) -- The jury in the plumbers trial today begins deliberating the guilt or innocence of John D. Ehrlichman and three others accused of plotting the Ellsberg breakin. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell is to instruct the six men and six women on how to judge the, case before dispatching them to deliberate their, verdict. Illllflllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllffllllllll! IIIIIIWHK - Woman Injured i · - ,, A B'ayetleville woman was s treated and released fron Washington Regional Medica s Center for injuries resulting in ) a two-vehicle accident which e occurred at 8:05 a.m. today. t Mrs. Janet Su.e McMullen, 25 of 911 N. Gregg St. was slightly e injured when the car she wa .. backing out of a drive way a i- 901 Sunset Dr. was struck i the rrght rear by a. Farnam i] Lumber Co. pickup driven b - Leonard Young,- 59, of Elkins. Young and Mrs. McMulle both told police that they wer i- watching a car backing out o e a drive across the street frorr n- Mrs. McMullen and failed t n- see each other when the ac Dummings set bond at $500,000 or Maurice Derrick, 22, Musko- ;ee; Herod Louis Boyd, 26, and ?rank Freeman, 31, both of Tulsa; and Clarence J. Roland Jr., 33, Okmulgee, on a charge of' possession of a controlled substance (heroin), with intent to deliver. The charge arose from' a buy set up with a drug Wholesale Prices Up WASHINGTON (AP) ' -harp increases in prices of in : ustrial goods offset further de- lines in agricultural prices last month, -lifting the Wholesale Price Index another five-tenths. of one per cent, the government eported 'today. The wholesale price rise was the smallest in eight months, marking the first time since November that prices had risen by less than a full percentage xjint. In November prices rose six- tenths of: one per cent. Wholesale prices dropped one-tenth of a per cent in October. The June, increase of five- enths of one per cent, both adjusted and unadjusted, works' out to an annual rate of six per cent -- still highly inflationary by historical standards. Agricultural prices dropped in June, for the fourth consecutive month, plunging a seasonally adjusted four per cent to a level 1.2 per cent below a year ago As farm and food prices declined, prices continued acce crating for a broad range of industrial commodities. These increases in wholesale industrii prices point to continued nig prices ahead for consumers at frr»*rrTNTTF.n ON PAGE TWO) ;etit Thursday afternoon at a ayetteville motel. Derrick is also charged with elivery of heroin to a drug gent on May 24 and again on une 4; and with possession of " · s c h e d u l e 1 - one substance heroin). July 10. Bond on those liarges totals $57,500 for lerrick. 'PLEAD INNOCENT : ·All four men pleaded innocent o the charges, and are in cus- ody in Washington County jail. Circuit Judge Maupin Gum- i h g s overruled defense otions Thursday afternoon for preliminary hearing and for eduction of the half-million lollar bonds. ' Attorneys R.W. Byars of 'ulsa and Erwin Davis of Fay- itteville argued that the defend- ints should have a preliminary tearing to establish probable viiise on the charges. Judga 'ummings overruled the motion after, a statement from Prosecutor Mahlon Gibson that his office had established probabla cause. Davis also moved to hava jond reduced on the possession vith intent to deliver charges. Judge Cummings overruled that m o t i o n , saying "let tha Supreme Court (of Arkansas) reduce it if they want to." lummings said he based the bond amount on the street value of the drugs involved, and would use that as a criteria until the high court set up soms other standard. TRIAL SET Trial for the four was set for Sept. 10. The other trials for Derrick were set for Sept. 13, 20, and 17. Slate and federal narcotics investigators and Fayetteville police cooperated in the arrest of the four, who had been under observation for some time.. The deal, which involved about $17,000, was for .10.7 ounces of heroin, which police said would be worth about $500,000 after its distribution and dilution by various dealers. Holding Seven Hostages Two Convicts Issue Demands BiiiiMiiniiiiuuM WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two convicts demanding a flight out of the country held seven hostages today for a second day in a basement cellblock of the U.S. District Courthouse as lundreds of heavily armed policemen played a waiting game outside. The building was closed to the public. The convicts, Robert Jones, 24, and Frank Gorham, 25, released one hostage before dawn. Gorham and Jones, also known as Otis D.Wilkerson, were described by authorities as ringleaders in a 1972 escape attempt at the D.C. jail. At that time, 50 inmates held 21 guards hnr.t^e for nearly 24 hours Both" Gorham and Jones re- iceived additional sentences for Itheir part In that disturbance. Chief U.S. Judge George Hart, responsible for the five- story building three blocks Torn the U.S. Capitol, told reporters just after 10 a.m.: 'Things look much brighter." He did not elaborate. Only one ot the convicls was armed when they seized four deputy U.S. marshals, two Justice Department employes and two attorneys about 2 p.m. Thursday. They later acquired seven more guns from a cellblock locker. There was no indication how they got the original gun. One of the marshals, Raymond Miller, was released before dawn. The cellblock area is sealed off from the rest of Ihe courthouse, which has become a familiar sight in newspaper ihotos and on television to mil-; ions of Americans following he Watergate grand jury in- estigation and related trials. The plumbers' trial, in which ormcr White House aide John ihrlichman is one of the de- endants, was going oh in the building at the time the hos- ages were seized. It was shifted today to the District 3ourt of Appeals building, two Dlocks away. 'I need to be free," Gorham said in a telephone interview. "I have made freedom my woman. If I have to go out ol here feet first. I am ready. We can't lose, cause either way death is escape." His partner, Jones, said: "There should be no reason why a lot of people should die uselessly, man, just because two men want their freedom,' Both convicts were serving ong prison terms. Radio station WASH quoted Jones this morning as saying one of the hostages, identified as attorney Anthony John Hurley, was ill and that he wanted o release him. Hurley was said o have a history of heart .rouble. Hart was asked whether ha could assure that the hostages were not harmed. He replied: "Not really. Possibly something could have been done to a hostage that we did not know about it." A relative of one hostage said they were locked in a cell but were unharmed. At one point the convicts, who were in frequent contact with the outside via telephone, told WASH they wanted to go to Venezuela. Authorities would not confirm this demand.

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