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For Women 3 Editorial 4 Church Directory 5' Sports c Amusements -^..-... 7 Comics T....V.. 8 Classified ; g-U 115th YEAR-NUMBER 29 Jlortfjtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- Partly cloudy with a fain* chance of afternoon and evening thundershowcrs through Sunday. Continued hot. Low tonight mid 60s. High Sunday mid 90 to upper 90s. Sunset today 8:34; sunriso Sunday 6:10. PAGES-TEN CENTS In Burglary Of Psychiatrist's Office Found Guilty Of Conspiracy WASHINGTON CAP) -- John D. Ehrlichman, once described by President Nixon as one of the finest public servants he ever knew, has been convicted of plotting an illegal search at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. After a 12-day trial, a federal court jury took five hours Friday to find Ehrlichman guilty of the conspiracy charge and of lying to the FBI and a Water : gate grand jury about the Sept. 3, 1971 break-in by the White House investigative unit known as the plumbers. Within minutes of the verdict. Ehrlichman said his- lawyers would appeal the case. Three other defendants were 1 also found guilty of conspiring to violate the constitutional rights of the psychiatrist, Dr. ,ewis J; Fielding of. Beverly Hills, Calif. Until he resigned April 30, 1973, the 49-year-old Ehrlichman was among the closest of Nixon's assistants. The former White House domestic affairs chief now is subject to .a maximum jail sentence of 25 years and fines of up to $10,000. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell set sentencing for July 31. Until then, the defendants remain free. The other defendants, G. Gordon Liddy and Miamians Bernard L. Barker and Eugenio H. Martinez, could receive maximum sentences of 10 years in jail and fines of $10,000. Those three were convicted last year in connection with the 1972 break-in at Democratic Party headquarters in the Watergate complex here. A member of the jury who asked not to be identified said there was some heated discussion at first about Ehrlichman, but then the jurors began a review of a series of White House memos included in the rial evidence which helped settle the issue for them. Associate Special Watergate ?rosecutor William H. Merrill lad built much of his case on the memos in which Ehrlichman gave his approval to a covert examination of Ells- aerg's psychiatric records. On an Aug. 11,. 1971 memo, Ehrlichman had written beneath his initials instructions on how the operation should be carried out. "If done under your assurance that it is not traceable," Ehrlichman wrote to two Wliite House aides. Ehrlichman testified he hac nothing illegal in mind; in fact never considered what the plumbers specifically planned n proposing the operation. The jury member said once a review of the White House memos was complete and they were in turn compared with .eslimony, of the 25 witnesses in the trial, it took .vote to find Ehrlichman guilty of the conspiracy charge. A second informal poll was taken .later to verify the first, the juror said. The jury voted to convict on two of three counts charging Ehrlichman with committing perjury before the grand jury. plus another count which said he lied to the FBI. He was acquitted of lying to the grant jury about who had custody of :he plumbers files. · '. Almost all of Ehrlichman's defense against those charges amounted to a claim of poor memory. "The jury had difficulty be: licving there could be that many lapses of memory," the juror said.- · The j u r y , found that Ehrlichman lied to the grand jury on May 14, 1973, when he testified that he knew nothing of an at? tempt to obtain from the Central Intelligence Agency a psy-, chiatric profile of Ellsberg, who leaked the secret Pentagon pa-, pers study of the Vietnam war to the press. - --AP Wirephoto FOLLOWING THE VERDICT ... Ehrlichman tells reporters he will appeal conviction in the White Hou'se plumbers trial County Historic Site Register Wins Approval Of State Panel Development of a county register of historic sites moved a step closer to reality Friday when the Arkansas Historical preservation commission pledged support,of the project. Gene Richardson, director of the commission, and Staff members met with officials of the Washington County Historical Society at a luncheon at the Arkansas Union. The register has been accepted by the Fayetteville Bi-Centennial Committee as one of the projects included in the application to be designated a Bi-Cen- tehnial city. Larry Tompkins, a member of the historical society who has been named to' direct the project, outlined the purposes, objectives and operational procedures. He explained work has already gotten underway with approximately 40 sites identified and placed on a "work map 1 ' of the county. The preliminary mapping in eludes buildings, structures, sites, and natural features anc areas. The outline, as present ed, also includes publication ol 50 copies of the register, and 3,000 copies of a brochure show Ing tours and pertinent infer im the niation of the historical ^royements and sites in county. Tompkins said efforts will hi made to include the register in the regional comprehensiv plan, and the Fayetteville- Springdale plan. Richardson commended th local society on the preliminary work and reviewed the survey of sites prepared by the stat commission after its inceptioi in 1966. He pointed out the state sur vey established the date of 190 for inclusion of sites and sail this left 74 years of sites will historic significance unrecort ed. He recommended the so ciety make plans to update the proposed register on an annual basis. Richardson presented a copy of the state survey of Washington County, discussed the commission's forms, develpment of (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) i r s Case Boosted By Peterson WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ass't. Atty. Gen. Henry Petersen, who ,vas in charge of the original Watergate investigation, has told the House impeachment inquiry he has never received any information involving President Nixon in a cover-up. Petersen, who testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Friday, \yas described by some Republican members as the most 'favorable witness for Nixon the committee has heard in its impeachment inquiry. Rep. Charles Sandman, R- N.J., said he asked Petersen whether .he had ever received any information, up to the present moment, indicating Nixon was involved in covering up the Watergate scandal. "He said clearly, 'no'," Sandman told newsmen after Petersen's closed-door testimony. The boost given to Nixon's impeachment defense by Petersen's testimony was offset in the view of some members by V conviction of former-White louse aide John Ehrlichman on Jones Retains Seat In 2-12 Senate Vote Extra Session Ends In Burst Of Activity LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The Arkansas General Assembly recessed Friday until Aug. 1 after staying in special session two weeks longer than Gov. Dale NEWS BRIEFS Troops Guard Prison ' LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) -Ohio National Guard troops armed with rifles are patrolling the perimeter of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility at LUcasville, hit by a walkout-of correction workers. The striking prison employes were part of a spreading wildcat walkout by state workers in an effort to force the legislature into granting a 31-cent hourly pay raise. · About 140 military police with training in stockade enforcement were expected at the state's maximum security prison today to replace a staff of 250 correction workers. President Delayed Lake Record Set LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers reported today that a record 1.3 million persons visted the eight Little Rock District lakes and ;he Arkansas River during the long Fourth of July weekend, The Corps attributed the increase lo clear and sunny weather with only a few scattered showers during the weekend. The record previous attendance of 1.2 million visitors was set in 1972 during a similar four-day weekend. Independence Da; Police On Strike BALTIMORE. Md. (AP) -More than 100 riot-equippe stale troopers have been movec SAN CLEMENTS, Calif. (AP) -- A faulty warning light vire caused a delay in the anding of President Nixon's lelicopter at the Western White ·louse here, Presidential Press Secretary Ron Ziegler said. The helicopter, carrying President Nixon and members of his family, hovered for a few minutes three feet off the ground Friday night after a red warning light flashed, indicating possible trouble with the landing gear. Ziegler said a safety device was attached and the craft then made a safe landing. into Baltimore by Gov. Marvin Mandel to help non-striking no lice patrol city streets and cur' disturbances and looting. Many of the city's police offi cers walked off their' jobs in a contract dispute Thursda night. The strike was followec by looting and fires in severa parts of the city. City officials and representa lives of the striking policeme and 3,000 olher city employe. who have left their jobs since contract covering municipa workers expired J u n e 30 are t meet again today after a lal night session Friday. iiiriiiiillTil!lll!llll[llll!ll[!IINIi[lll[!lin!ll!ll!:illilUlllll!l[!lll'll1[llllll!l[ll!!l!llll!llll!lll!ll!lllllll!!NlflllEIIIIEII!1[li!lll!ll[!lll[lllinill!llllir f l l l l l l l l l l l t l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l H I I I I I I L I I I l l l l L l l l j l l l l i l l J ' l l l l l l l ' H I ' l l m l l [III I j l l l l l I I I Illil Illl! Lll! I l l l l l l l III I I I I I I 1 U I L I I U I I ! l i l l l II Illllll I I I I I I U I I I l l l l l I l l l l III. Following Release Of 14 Inmates tllldl £1, Wllkl la 1*113:3 l \ U l l l l Little Rock were winners in preliminary competition Friday night at the Miss Arkansas Pageant. Miss McCormack took the swim suit competition while Miss Allen captured the talent division. Miss McCormack, the - daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. McCormack of Little Rock is a 1973 graduate of Parkview High School. Her measurements are 35-25-36. Miss Allen, who did a gymnastic routine to take the talent contest is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hale R. Allen of North Little Rock. Pageant finals get under way at 8 p.m. tonight. ounts of perjury and con- piracy in connection with the urglary of the office of Daniel llsberg's psychiatrist. The operation of the special Vhite House investigating unit nown as the plumbers, which br onducted the break-in, is one f the subjects under investiga- lon in the impeachment in- luiry. CONTRIBUTION HURTS Rep. Robert McClory, R-I11., aid Ehrlichman's conviction 'doesn't help. The fact some- me so close to the President vas convicted in a Watergate- elated matter that is'also the ubject of our inquiry is going o have an adverse effect; as far ,s the President's welfare is ·oncerned." Rep. Hamilton Fish. R-N.Y., a Republican who is considered a possible vote for impeach- (CONTINPED ON PAGE TWO) be ad- Jumpers had planned. The legislature journed sine die on Aug. 1 by a small group from each cham her unless there are errors -to f be corrected or vetoes to consider overriding. In Friday's major action, the Senate approved a salary increase for state Highway. De partment employes which the House had approved Thursday night. Provided in the bill is a 4 per cent raise with a $40D minimum and a $600 maximum. Both chambers approved supplemental funds for con struction projects at the stale's colleges and universilies. The jills did not include the addi tional $4.7 million Bumpers had agreed to earler in the week. House college and universit; say plan bills, bringing classi :ied personnel under the stale' Uniform Compensation am Finals Due in Pageant HIT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -Joyce, Ann McCormack 19 who is Miss Litlle Rock and Sheila Allen 21, who is Miss North Stalemate At Capital Cellblock Continues Classification Plan, or Act of 1969, were passed by Senate. The Senale versions of th bills did not have.the Act 19 provisionm A compromise ha been reached Thursday night t pass both versions and le Bumpers veto the set he did m like. BILLS DELAYED But because of a technicality the Senate bills could not b acted on in the House Friday. That left Bumpers the choice of vetoing pay raises for classified personnel at the stale's colleges and universilies or bringing them under Act 199. Rep. B. D. "Doug" Brandon of Little Rock, who sponsored the move to bring those em- ployes under the plan, said he was ' sure the governor would sign the bills. College and university officials had objected to classified personnel being placed under Act 199 when Brandon sponsored it in 1969. The Senale also passed three bills which had been passed Thursday by the House giving retirees in the state's four systems a 6 per cent increase in benefits. The four retirement systems are for former teachers, state employes, Highway Department employes and the State Police. A last ditch effort in the House to pass a Senate-approved hill appropriating $60,for staffing and operating WASHINGTON (AP) armed convicts pressed Two their efforts today hostages in a to barter seven U.S. District Courthouse cellblock for freedom after releasing 14 inmates who had been caught up in the standoff for nearly 43 hours. T h e Justice Department called the release of the 14 prisoners, who had neither been part of the take-over nor labeled as hostages, an act of good faith. One woman prisoner chose to remain in the cellblock apparently to keep the one female hostage company, officials said. U.S. marshals said no hostages had been harmed. The release occurred after the two convicts rejected the government's offer lo transfer them to. a penitenliary in Oklahoma. But authorities still made no move lo give the two men the plane ride out of the country that they had demanded since taking control of the basement detention cells about 2 p.m. Thursday. A Justice Department spokesman said after the inmates release: "We still have a lot of people down there and_ it's still a dangerous situation." The convicts, Frank Gorham, 25, .and Robert Jones, 24, have threatened to kill the hostages, Tour civilians and three deputy U.S. marshals, if police storm the cellblock in the courthouse, where the Watergate grand jury investigation and trials have been held. Gorham told radio station WASH that the door of the cellblock had been handcuffed to a desk so that it opened outward just enough for one person to squeeze through at a time. Late Friday, Gorham anc Jones had threatened to beheac a hostage with an axe unless tal 000 the controversial Preservation Environmen- Commission failed on a vote of 60-13. Several times Friday at- ICONnNUED ON PAGE TWO) --AP VVfrauhoto COUNTING UP THE EXPULSION VOTES ... after balloting -for himself, Jones tabulates results of the effort to oust him from the Senate Jones' Backers Fear Trouble At The Polls LITTLE 'Well, it's ROCK (AP) all over but the responsive lo their demands. I set off a major blaze, Fire Threat High Cautioning that the long dry spell has brought the danger of woods and brush fires to a new high for the season, state District Forested Everett Hill of of Fayelteville today urged area residents to be extra careful with fire. Hill said that fields and woods are tinderboxes waiting for a write-in elections," said Sen. Morrell Gathright of Pine Bluff. He voted to expel Sen. Guy H, "Mutt" Jones Sr., 63, of Conway, as did 20 other senators, but that was three short of the 24 necessary expulsion from the 35-member body. Gathright's comment meant some of those who supported j ones _ there were 11 besides Jones himself -- could face election troubles for their decision. Sen. Max Howell of Jacksonville, asked if he didn't think his vote for Jones could bring about election defeat, told a reporter, "A man has to vote his conscience. If it does, well, I'm sorry, it just does." Sen. Jim CaklweH of Rogers, the only Republican in the* Senate, and Bill Walmsley of Balesville who led the expulsion drive, saw the Senate action as reducing public confidence in the Senate. "I said before I came down here that I couldn't explain Senator Jones being in the Sen "" slil! :ome up in the Senate deliber- itions more than it did. The question seldom was mentioned openly, but public reaction to a vole on the Jones question was almost constantly a topic of discussion among the senators. Jones was convicted in 1972 an four federal felony income .ax charges. Sen. Ralph Patterson of the government becomes more careless match or trasmire to ate," Walmsley said. Caldwell, who voted for ex pulsion, said he was surprised that the Issue of public con fidence in the Senate did no ·Jorth Little Rock, who voted to expel after voting to make 24 the number of votes necessary or expulsion, was asked if vot- 5rs might assume he was Iry- .ng to create a rule that would nsulate Jones from expulsion and still allow Patterson to satisfy his own constituents by voting to expel Jones. "My legal opinion was that the two-thirds vote was required," Patterson said. "You don't change the rules just to get one guy." Sen. John F. "Mult" Gibson of Dermott, who 1 voted to keep Jones, said some of the 21 who voted for expulsion would have supporled Jones if the voles against expulsion had not come early in the roll call. Some votes for expulsion were cast when it was clear that too many votes had been cast against it for the expulsion effort lo succeed, he said, When a newsmen suggested that some votes for expulsion votes were window dressing for constituents but would have been against expulsion if Jones had been in danger of ouster, ·ibson concurred. Jones, asked it he might retire now that Ihe Senale had chosen not to expel him, said, "I hadn't really thought about it.!' Asked if he intended lo ;erve the remaining two years of his term, Jones said, "As far as I know, I do, as of now." Both Douglas And Henry Beck Ouster LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Guy. H. "Mutt" Jones Sr. 63, of Conway is alive and well in the Arkansas Senate. In what apparently was the first public vote by the Senate on expulsion of one of its members 'a".majority voted Friday to v -'expel Jones, but that was shy of the two-thirds necessary for expulsion. The vote was 21 to expel 12 against,' Two-thirds of the -35- member Senate would be 24 votes. Senators Morriss Henry of Fayetteville and Larry Douglas of Springdale ' voted for expulsion, as did Sen Jim Calwell of Rogers. Intense public pressure had been brought on senators to expel Jones because of his convictions on four federal felony income tax charges. : Jones was convicted in December 1972 and sentenced in April 1973 to pay a $5,000 fins and was placed on unsupervised probation for three years. FOUR FELONIES The charges included two counts of income tax evasion and two counts of knowingly filing, false income tax returns. The charges are felonies under federal law. Jones did not appeal the convictions. He contended in the Senate that he could not appeal because no final judgment -hence no convicton -- had been entered against him. The Senate had voted earlier in the week to require the two- thirds vote for expulsion. Ten of the senators who voted for expulsion also voted for the 24- vote rule, The roll call on Jones came at 3:15 p.m. Friday with the galleries full and other spectators lining the Senate walls. The vote came after attorneys made their final arguments in the case. The vote was more melhod- ial, orderly and less flamboyant than the usual Senate roll call. Each senator, except for one abstention, stated his vole clear^ ly and without delay hut the me of some senators -- Sen. arold King of Sheridan for CONTINUED ON P. iGE TWO) Sen. Clarence Bell of Parkin, who voted asked against expulsion, if his vole might cause him political trouble in his district. "I think people respect those who have got the guts to stand up and be counted on any issue," Bell said. Asked if he was referring to the votes against expulsion Bell nodded that he was. He also said he was incline( to believe that the federal tax case against Jones was moti vatcd by political considers tions. Sen. George Locke of Ham burg and Sen. Olen Hendrix o Antoine said they simply ha doubts about whether Jone should be excluded and chos not to exclude him becaus they were not convinced "be yond a reasonable doubt. More Heat In Offing By The Associated Tress Arkansans are in store for nore hot July weather this veekend. The National Weather Service aid today that temperatures hould be above normal with highs rangirfg from the mid to upper 90s. Lows should range rom the mid 60s to the lower ros. The daytime healing may help cause scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers in the slate Ihis weekend. High pressure covered most of the eastc-rn half of tha United States this morning. A weak cool front over the extreme northeastern border of Arkansas was expected to increase slightly the chances for thundershowcrs in East Arkansas, but the front was expected to dissipate later in tha day.

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