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115th YEAR-NUMBER 30 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, JULY 14, 1974 PAGES-25 CENTS Circumstances For Abuse In Milk Fund Affair Are Cited Three litfle pigs eagerly await their (urn as Donald Schader, 10, son ol Mr. and Mrs. Troy Scharter of Old Feeding Time Farminglon Road holds and feeds a fourth. The mother of (he pigs died giving birth to a litter of 10 and (he Schader children arc feeding the five survivors three limes a day by bottle. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) House Jeadies Jew .Campaign By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Congress Is about to make a new effort to remove the stench of special interest money from the political process. Reformers believe they have enough votes to enact a tough new campaign finance law which will make lunda'rnental changes in the way election contests are conducted arid not merely spray a mild dose of deodorant on the present smelly situation. Hammered out during months of acrimonious hearin'gs by House committee, the campaign reform bill is slated to come before ihe full House in about one week. It is very similar lo a bill which has already won overwhelming approval in the Senate. S p u r r e d b y widespread illegalities and abuses ol campaign finance laws by the 1D72 Committee for the Re- Election of the President, the pending legislation would flails prohibit private money from any future presidential contests It would also clean up con tests for the House and Senate by barring large cash gifts anc placirrg strict limits on the amount of money whicl wealthy fat cats a n d specia: interest groups could contributi to candidates.- To the surprise of many, thi tough legislation · emerged las week by a vote of 21 to 0 from the conservative House Ad ministration Committee headef by Rep. Wayne L. Hays, a v crusty establishment Democra : who had been cool toward thi whole idea of campaign reform Even though Congress expected lo approve the ne\ measure, the reforms are likely to come too late to have an significant impact on this fall' congressional campaigns. But if it becomes law, th measure will profoundly chang the way campaigns for federal office are conducted in future 'ears. During the last campaign in 1972 a .whopping $225 "million vas spent by candidates for ederal office, according to an estimate made by the citizens obby, Common Cause. Of this total, about $150 million was spent by presidential candidates. Under the proposed new law presidential ' candidates wbulc Jet partial publjc financing for ;he primary races. E a c h major party nominee would receive §20 million for the general election. No private money would be permitted in presidential campaigns. The legislation also provides (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) ffiOMwramnTM NEWS BRIEFS Met By Barrage NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Rep. Peter W. Rodino, chairman of the committee looking into the impeachment of President Nixon, was met with a barrage of iwater, eggs and bottles as he loured a housing development here Saturday. The incident occurred at the Columbus Home's during a tour of Newark housing conducted by Rodino and Mayor Kenneth A. Gibson for Rep. William A. Barrett, D-Pa., chairman of the louse subcommittee on Housing. Koreans Sentenced SEOUL, Korea (AP) -- Seven more persons, including a well- known Korean poet, were sentenced lo death Saturday, and former President Yun Po-sun was added to the list of 55 civilian defendants being tried on charges of plotting to overthrow the government. The seven brought to 14 the number of persons given death penalties this week in connection with an underground student group known as the Na tional Democratic Youth-Slu dent Federation. Theft Reported SPRINGDALE -- Ha Jean Fox of the Shady Grove Trailer Park told police that items valued at $580 were stolen from ler mobile home Thursday or j'riday. The" items included a stereo, 12 stereo tapes, a portable cassette tape player and a portable sewing machine. Police said entry lo the home was gained by cutting a window screen. Charges Expected SPRINGDALE -- Charges ol 'elony shoplifting are expected to be filed Monday morning in Washington Circuit Court against Sharron K. Hembree, 23, of Route 1, Fayetteville in connection with the taking o about $50 in various mer chandise from the Harp's IGA West store Friday. The items taken includcc chewing tobacco, vitamins and food. The woman was released on bond of $2,500. Barbed Wire Stolen. Mrs. A. B. Garroutti, Rout 5, told sheriff's deputies tha a roll of barbed wire and 3f steel fence posts were stole from her property within the past two weeks. Value of th items is placed at $102, ll]||][|IHIIIl[|l1H]KI!][illl[[!llilll[[||lillllll![l!l!lffl[IIIII!l[lll[ll!l[|!l Hot Springs Girl Named Miss Arkansas HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -Rhonda Pope, 21, of Hot Springs, who represented her hometown, was crowned Miss Arkansas here Saturday night. Miss Pope, daughter of Mr: and Mrs. James R. Pope of Hot Springs, sang a vocal medley of ' S w e e t Inspiration" a n d "Where He Leads Me" for her talent presentation. She has attended Gulf Coast Bible .College at Houston, Tex., and Henderson State College at Arkadelphia. Her measurements are 35-2430. She stands S-foot-SVz and weighs 110 pounds. First runnerup was Judy Kincannon, 21, of Scotland, who was Miss Slate College of Arkansas. Aretha Kay Bagsby, 18, of Clarksville, one of two black entrants in the pageant, was second runnerup. She represented College of the Ozarks. Third and fourth runners up, respectively, were Debbie Carson, 20, of Harrison, who was Miss Arkansas Tech, and Sheila Allen, 21, of North Little Rock, who represented her hometown. The Miss Congeniality, crown went to two contestants -- Donna Funderbiirk, 19, Miss El Dorado, and Darlene Crow, 19, Miss Batesville. Miss Crow was the .otheiv black^entrant Hn.-.the pageant!'""" "" TALENT AWARD The ?1,000 H. S. "Books" Coleman Memorial Outstanding Talent Award also went to Miss Bagsby. The Joyce --AP \VIrephoto MEETING AT SAN CLEMENTE .., Ford talks with Nixon about economic problems Ford Doubts House Will Vote Impeachment SAN (AP) - CLE1ENTE, Vice Senate Panel Reaches No Conclusions WASHINGTON (AP) -- Administration officials "provided circumstances that were rips for abuse" in Hie milk fund af- f a i r , ' t h e Senate Watergate committee said Saturday in its final report. The panel drew no conclusion about the truth of allegations that the President himsef was influenced by promises of campaign donations when he raised milk prices supports in 1971. The committee said, "The fundamental questions ... remain: was the President's decision 'influenced' by or made in contemplation of contributions by the dairy industry to his 1972 presidential campaign? And were the dairy contributions solicited, made or received by the President's aides, campaign officials and-or lha dairy lobby "for or because of" the price support decision?" The committee placed a footnote at the end of these ques- :ions citing the federal bribery statutes. The seven senators, in unanimously adopting the report, rejected an earlier conclusion by Democratic staff members, who wrote that dairymen's R. Ford said today there possibility the House Committee may President Nixon's ment. But.,, he predicted House will'-conclude President was not i other finalists McCormack of were Little Rock, Miss Little Rock; Dinah McKinnie of Hampton, Miss Southern State College; Debbie Benson of Jonesboro Miss Jonesboro; Debbie Knight of Jonesboro, Miss White Riv- 3r; Fenner Slice Upchurch of Payetloville, Miss University of Arkansas; Rhonda Pope of Hot Springs; Miss Hot Springs; Thirty-eight girls from across the state entered the pageant. The winner succeeds Becky Jean Hume of Jonesboro. The girls were in competition during the week in evening gown, talent and swim suit contests. Miss Pope will represent Arkansas at the annual Miss America Pageant City, N.J. at Atlantic Taxes Increased MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- President Nixon's taxes on his Key Biscayne estate will increase by an estimated §600 this year to $5,800, Dade County Tax Assessor A.H. Blake says. The President's new lax bill reflects a 32 per cent increase in Hie taxable value of his property. "A good parl of that increase was due to improvements he put into the house -- he had a swimming pool put in, .for instance," Blake said. By DONALD M. E A News Ana WASHINGTON (A American people, I judges in Ihe case M. Nixon, are bei with a mind-boggling information with It began Tuesday House Judiciary Cor leased its transcripts preside atial cc along with a compa While House versii same discussions. Then came new from the Senate committee plus ei; of evidence received peachment inquiry. LOCAL FORECAST- Conlinued cloudy .skies with chance of afternoon and evening thundershowers through Monday. Hot today turning mild tonight. High today and Monday in mid 90s with lows tonight in the the mid to upper 60s. Sunset today 8:34. Sunrise Monday 6:11. Weather map on page 11B. And Saturday the committee was pu 1 final report in th umes. This week, I Committee will r tional volumes of well as the testimo: . ceived the last two weeks. NOT IN VA( Add to that a f jury's conviction of on aide John D. El charges stemming Ellsberg break-in. The 38 elected ofl House Judiciary C not operate in a vacuum. Impeachment is ·rocess. James D. 'resident's chief Along Frisco Tracks Spraying Methods Criticized Jim Rush, tative of the area state represen- Pollution Control and Ecology Department, says he is "pretty put out." He feels he and Northwest Arkansans have been bluffed by Vegetation Services, Inc., of Norman, Okla. Under contract with Frisco Railroad to spray herbicides along the track, VSI trucks sprayed the back track and bridge approaches in Northwest Arkansas a week ago Saturday «nd Sunday without notifying Rush ahead of time. According to Rush and several area citizens, VSI official Dewey Coffman definitely had agreed to nolify Rush's office one to two days in advance of the spraying in order that Rush could watch the application techniques. Rush was not notified. Concern over this year's spraying rose out of dissatis- f a c t i o n with last year's spraying under the direction of two companies other than VSI. Citizens objected to dead vegetation several yards away from the sprayed track area. West Fork residents were especially concerned that the spray techniques used were allowing.the chemicals to drift Harry Bartlett several weeks ago. At that time, Bartlett told Rush he had asked Coffman lo contact the Prairie Grove Pollution Control and Ecology into the White River where the office before VSI sprayed in tracks parallel the water. The White River is the town's source for drinking water. To establish better communication lines before this year's spraying occurred and to assure area residents that proper application techniques were followed, Rush arranged a meeting with Frisco official Northwest Arkansas. BarlleUt also told Rush and reporters at the meeting lo contact him if improper application procedures were observed. About two weeks ago, Coff- rnan arranged lo see Rush to explain the spraying operations (COWTINTJED ON PAGE TWO) By THE ASSOCI/ Hot, humid v some afternoon ers, should cor kansas through National Weatht ports. Saturday's h:_ into the mid and and more of the expected today, was the hot s| with a high of Temperatures r ward to 31 degr son. The intense surface spawned shower aeti " '~ tions Satun showers we and the F,, Calif, t ent Gerald t there is a j Judiciary recommend ] impeach- r I 1- .the .full "that the involved in ie. cover-up" and will not vote o impeach. Ford said Nixon's March 22, 973, comment that his aides, if ecessary, should "stonewall it, ilead the Fifth: Amendment, :over up or anything else" is lot incriminating in the context sf a.11 the .evidence. · Guidance on Dei ..OTHBERU lysis P) -- The he ultimate of Richard ing deluged ig mass of very little ignificance. ' when the mmittee re- ts of eight jnversations risen of the oils o£ the disclosures Watergate ;ht volumes by the im- e Watergate ting out its ·ee fat vol- iie Judiciary please aridi- evidence as ly it has re- weeks. CUUM ederal cour former Nix irlichman on from the icials on th omrnittee d cuum. a politica St. Clair, th Watergat point on Fri iinnniiiiRiH HUMID ECAST TED PRES eather, wit thundershow tinue in Ar today, th r Service re- ghs climbe id upper 90 e same wa Fort Smit sot Saturda 99 degrees anged down ees at Harr heat on th ed thunde in some sec The thunde widely sprea her servic not sufficien 3le for heavj f the activity iiiiiiniuiiniiii uge Seen ay and caused one of the any minor flaps that have agued the impeachment hear- gs. St. Clair was asked if he was ooking to the debate in the ouse for his impeachment de- ens e to work. "I'd bo prepared to have the matter resolved in the committee," said St. Clair, "but olitics being .what they are it vouldn't he very knowledgeable n my part to be unrealistic." The sentence was a classic in air-splitting. St. Clair was al nost saying that considering he 21 to 17 Democratic major- ty on the committee, he was vriting it off, expecting it to go or impeachment. POLITICAL PROCESS But when he was asked if he thought the decision would be made for partisan reasons he replied, "Not at all. The im- jeachment process is undeniab- y a political process and the Constitution envisioned it as such." St. Clair and the Conslitutio are talking about impeachmen Deing a matter for elected off cials, the representatives of th people, the branch of govern ment most responsive to th people. It's a political decision wit out necessarily being partisan But the impeachment pro ess, so far, has been carriec out largely in secret, beyom ienly the American public jombarded with a volume o material few can absorb anc use as a basis for rational jud ment. It raises a question of whet er the impeachment proce wouldn't have been belle served if its sessions had bee open from the start, as S Clair had requested, so the ev dence would have been mac public in a manageable form. Fords Honeymoon PIPESTKM, W.Va. (AP) Michael Gerald Ford, 23-yea old son of Vice President Ge aid R. Ford, spent the pa week honeymooning incogn at Pipestcm State Park, rcso officials say. Ford, a divinity student, ma on June 5 in Cafonsville, Me her home. Resort officials said Ford to them he chose Pipestem on t recommendation of an ai who had attended a brid mountain resort in southe West .Virginia. 'It is only part of the total idence," Ford told newsmen, and the total evidence in my ind clearly exonerates the esident." Ford said he believes there-la possibility the Judiciary Com- itlce will recommend im- achment, saying. "I think lere are some members of mt committee who have made 3 their minds' in advance." He said some of the Judiciary embers had introduced reso- itions of impeachment before e impeachment inquiry bean. MET WITH NIXON Ford made the commenls ter meeting for about an hour itli the President at the Wesl- n White House on Nixon's up- oming statement about the conomy and inflation. Ford said Friday that Nixon ill not propose a tax increase. Ie said one reason the Presi- cnt's statement is needed now s to reassure the public on in- alion. Ford told the national lieulcn- nt governors' conference in anla Fc, N.M., Friday that the Jnited States is holding up het- er under worldwide inflation lan such industrial nations as ritain, Spain and France. But "that doesn't satisfy our lonstituents," he said. "So we lave to come up with somc- ling that will be reassuring, lat will indicate to the American people that there is a plan. "The President, I think, in ic next week or so will set orth the specifics," he told the state officials during a question and answer session. The White House has an- lounced that Nixon will deliver iis inflation statement within 10 iays. The President brought his chief economic adviser, Kenneth Rush, and his hudgel director, Roy Ash, lo San Cle mcnte with him Friday after noon. Hit By Train CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -- Lcs ie Fuller. 24, of Conway was killed and two other person' were injured Saturday when n car the Fuller woman was driv ng was struck by a freigh train at a crossing three milr- southwest of here, State Police sid. The injured were identifier as Marcus Acklin, '11, and C0 vin Lasker, 18, both of Conway Inside Sund From The Reader's Viewpc Crossword Puzzle The Birth Of A Building 1 Census Bureau Booklet Ra Pluses, Minuses Found In Home Closing Costs Conl Editorial 1A HIiJSiiaiSili'DSinHIBJilEilEBiBiGliiEiSiEiS: 'ampaign donations appeared o be directly linked to the n'ice increase. Instead, chairman Sam J. Errin, D-N.C., said he preferred o let the facts speak for themselves. . ' · - The facts presented in the report; which were mostly known earlier through public disclosures and news leaks, present an incomplete picture of the dairy affair because President Nixon has refused to turn over subpoenaed tape recordings and documents related to it. PROBE HAMPERED The commitiee said this lack of evidence had hampered its investigation. Some of the eX'idenee denied to the Senate committee may be made public early this week by the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment probers, who have had access to two presidental tape recordings on the affair. The Senate panel said it had found that the 1971 price increase was only one of several White House favors that were sought by the dairy coops. While seeking these favors, the dairymen, "with the knowledge of the President himself and with the encouragement of lop presidential aides and fund raisers," .were promising up to $2 million to Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign, Ihe report said. It said Nixon granted the price increase against the advice of all of his own agricultural economic experts, and said the increase was worth at least tens of millions of dollars to dairy farmers. Estimates by co-op o f f i c i a l s have run as high as $700 million. The report noted that Nixon and his lop aides all have denied that the price increase was illegally linked to donations. Nixon has said his action was influenced m a i n l y by pressure for a price increase from Congress. But the report said "much of what the President says is supported by the surrounding events . . . "But the Presidents posilion does nol lake into account other key facts uncovered by the . . . committee in the course of its investigation," the panel said. It said it found evidence that after Nixon ordered the price increase, and before a public announcement was made, "coop leaders were informed that an increase was a good possi- (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) ay's TIMES ' int 4A ' 6A i 1900 ._ ,, 7A iks States IDA Postal System 11 A using, Painful _ _ 7B Sports -,-.. IB-IB Entertainment .,.,. 5B , Classified 8B-11B siiisaaLiitaiiiiSiiiiiEaaiisiissiSitrKraiiEaLisHr

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