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INSTDi For women ...- 3 Editorial j... 4 Spoils ...-.-. 9-10 Amusements ..-. U Comics ...3,..;.-..iT...n.... 12 Classified ................. 13-15 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper tOCAL FORECAST- Chanco of thunderstorm! through Tuesday. Otherwise partly cloudy and hot. L o w tonight near 70; high Tuesday mid 90s. Sunset today 8:34; sunrise Tuesday 6:12. Weather map on page 12, 115th YEAR-NUMBER 31 FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, JULY 15, 1974 PAGES-TEN CENTS Search Turns Up No Trace Of Four County Jail Escapees Four prisoners, at least one of whom is considered dangerous, escaped from the Washington County Jail this morning in the latest break from that facility. Police over a wide area were alerted after sheriff's deputies discovered the men missing about 8 a.m., but no trace of them had been found at press time. Their escape 'Was accomplished in basically the same manner as the last escape on June 25, Authorities indentified the men as John Boy Clark, 29, and John Denver McGowan, 30, both of Oklahoma City; Larry Laubach, 25, of 111 S. School Ave. and David Earl Powers, 33, of 1233 S. School Ave. Clark and McGowan were awaiting trial on charges of burglary and grand larceny in connection with a May break-in at the Sunset D r u g Store in Springdale. McGowan h a d recently been convicted of ;rand larceny in Sebastian Circuit Court and sentenced to seven years. He had been returned to Fayetleville to stand trial in the drug store burglary. Laubach was being held in the county jail for trial on a charge of burglary and grand larceny in a recent burglary at Selle's Restaurant, 9 S. School Ave. In that burglary, a cigarette machine was broken open and large quantity of change taken. Laubach was captured a short time later by Fuyette- ville police hiding in a wooded area just west of the restaurant after running from the building. Powers was being held on a parole violation charge from California. He was also being held pending trial on a charge of unlawful use of firearms in connection with a shooting inci- dent at his home. Fayetteville Police warned iiat Powers has a history of convictions for crimes involving firearms and should be considered dangerous. Washington County Sheriff Bill Long said the four escaped sometime between 4 and 8 a.m. this morning from tho "B" block barracks, used to house what Long called "security risks." Long said the four broke out ive steel bars in a window over the cell door, crawled through the window and above a false ceiling and out, a front window. The bars in the cell window had been welded during the jail's construction, instead of being anchored in concrete as others are, Long said. On June 25, two men escaped by using the false ceiling to gain access to the outside of the building. The men, James E. Lewis, 28, of Tulsa, and Ken- neth Dale Drewery, 22, of Route 1 2. Lowell, were captured by Fayetteville police a short lime after the escape. Lewis was being held on charges of armed robbery and Drewery on charges of uttering a forged instrument. Long said the four new escapees were found missing while jailers were serving the morning meal today. He said that 20 men were inside the barracks cell at the time of the escape. Descriptions of the four! --Clark is five feet eight inches tall, weighs 150 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. --McGowan stands six .feet tall, weighs 165 pounds, with blue eyes and brown hair. --Laubacli is six feet tall, weighs 170 pounds, and has blua eyes and brown hair. --Powers is six feet one inch tall, weighs 180 pounds, and has hazel eyes and brown hair. Long said the four may bs enroute to California. Makarios Reported Slain Cyprus Seized In Coup ATHENS (AP) - Greek 1 army officers commanding the Cypriot National Guard have seized control of Cyprus and toppled the government of President Makarios, Radio Cyprus announced today. Reports differed Makarios. Radio Cyprus the fate of announced newspaper publisher Nicholas Sampson had been appointed president to succeed Makarios. Sampson publishes the newspaper Machi, meaning combat. The radio earlier reported :hat Makarios had been killed but did not repeat this report in announcing the appointment of Sampson. A Turkish Cypriot radio monitored in Ankara said Makarios had survived the coup and taken refuge with the United Nations force, assigned to keep peace between Greeks and TpTks on the island. The Turkish broadcast said Makarios appealed to "all loyal Cypriots to struggle to end the foreign aggression in our homeland." It said he also sought United Nations intervention to halt "unnecessary bloodshed among brothers." In Greece a military source said the Greeek armed forces had been put in a state of alert, and in Turkey Premier Bulent Ecevit canceled a trip to Turkey's Agean area and called an extraordinary cabinet meeting. Ecevit declared Turkey "wit not let any alien touch the Tur- kish community's basic rights on the island." The Greek officers of the National Guard were recently accused by Makarios · of supporting the terrorist Eoka-B organization, which seeks to unite Cyprus with Greece. Union with Greece, or Enosis, had also been an early goal of Makarios, but he gave it up in favor oE an independent Cypru because of bitter opposition to Turkish minority. Makarios, 60, was the political leader for the island's struggle for independence from Britain in the 1950s and had been president since Cyprus became independent on Aug. 1C, I960. He had been archbishop and head of the Cypriot Orthodox Church since 1950. Britain's high commissioner to Cyprus, Steven Olver, reported to London that the presidential palace in Nicosia was un- AFTER SUCCESSFUL ESCAPE . . .Deputy Marshal Mautan displays keys used to free cellblock ' Convicts Continue Holdout Despite Hostages' Escape Senate Watergate Committee Ends Task With Report WASHINGTON (AP )-- Two · armed convicts today rejected government offers and pressed their seige in the U.S. District Court cellblock even though their seven hostages had escaped nearly 24 hours earlier. The hostages fled Sunday morning after enduriiyg 68 hours of captivity. The escape became possible when authorities smuggled a key to the hostages. Justice Department spokesman Mark Sheehan said today that Frank Gorham Jr. turned down a government offer to fly Gorham and his partner. Rob ert N. Jones, to federal prison medical facilities in Springfield, Mo.* or Marion, 111. Sheehan cited no reason foi the refusal, but Gorham said In a telephone call to radio station WASH that the pair sought a prison on the East Coast 01 "Lawrence Coast," presumablj meaning the St. Lawrence River; PHONE CUT OFF Before the line was myste- " riously cut off, Gorham that in addition to the ,, graphical demand, the pair wanted assurances they woult not be separated and that they would not be confined to soli tary. Negotiations between author ities and the two convicts con tinued through the night and into the morning. Food also was sent down to the prisoners Sheehan said. Earlier, the governmen turned off the air conditioning in the basement of the court house at the foot of Capitol Hil and briefly turned the furnaci on. The temperatures outsidi hovered in the high 80s. At 7 p.m. Sunday, the con victs released a woman inmate Almeda Washington, one o f s e i ral prisoners in the detention enter caught up in the standoff vhen Gorham and Jones used a oncealed .22-caliber pistol to ake over at 2 p.m. Thursday. The convicts had voluntarily eleased one of their original ight hostages early Friday and 4 other prisoners Saturday norning. Gorham, 26, a convicted bank obber and one-time Vietnam WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate Watergate committee, which exposed the dimensions of the nation's greatest political scandal, is dead. The seven-man panel -- officially named the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities -- expired over the weekend wth the release of its 2,215-page final report detailing "one of America's most tragic happenings." The mountains of documentary and testimonial evidence collected during the committee's 16 months of active investigation have been stored on computer tape and willed to the panel's principal survivors -the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry and t h e ' Special Watergate Prosecution Force. The aftermath of the June 17, (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) 11972, break-in at Democratic national headquarters in the Watergate, the committee said, was "characterized by corruption, fraud and abuse, of official power." REFORM URGED As preventive medicine, the members unanimously recommended a massive overhaul ol federal election laws, creation of a permanent independenl limits on a president's power to violate a citizen's privacy without due process. The report summarized the abuses uncovered in nationally televised hearings last year and officially presented the panel's findings in its investigation of various campaign financing ae tivities and misuse of govern ment power for political pur poses. Although virtually all of the final report had been made public or leaked to the press in various forms, the oEficiai docu ment eliminated most of the conclusions drawn by the com mittee staff when drafting tin report's 11 separate sections. "There are two ways tc prove a horse is a horse," sai the committee chairman, sell styled "old country lawyer' Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N. C. "Om way is to draw a picture of ; horse in as much detail as pos sible. The other is to draw th picture and write under it 'This is a horse.'" While leaving it for the Hpus Wood Product Firm Sold Fulbright Wood Products Jompany ceased operations July 12 ind has been sold to Ayers Furniture Industries oE Fort Smith. The decision to liquidate the company, which started doing business in Fayetteville as the J. H. Phipps Company in 1900, was made at a stockholders meeting June 29, according to an announcement by Hal Douglas, secretary-treasurer. The new owners have purchased machinery, equipment and inventory and plan to reopen the plant within the next week. Applications will be accepted during that period. Office personnel and managerial staff, including Link Bowles, superintendent, and Kenny Bogan, acting manager, will remain with the plant. The firm was incorporated in Fayetteville by J. H. Phipps, J. M. Williams and W. J. Reynolds on Dec. 6, 1900, and Jay Fulbright became associated with the corporation in 1916. udiciary Committee and the ourts to fill in the names, the ommittee painted a number of nmislakablc portraits. In the Watergate break-in (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) House Panel To Question Colson Next W A S H I N G T O N (AP) -Charles W. Colson, once one of 'resident Nixon's closest political advisers, is next to come up or questioning by the House Judiciary Committee Impeachment inquiry. Colson, imprisoned for the part he played in White House efforts to defame Daniel Ells- erg for leaking the Pentagon 'apers, appears today as the next to last witness the committee intends to call. Herbert W. Kalmbach, Nixon's former personal lawyer, is scheduled as a witness Tuesday. The committee's crucial deliberations are to start next Monday. A final recommenda- ,ion is exptcted around July 30. Colson, who held the title special counsel to the President, romised to tell everything lie ;nows when he pleaded guilty June 3. The committee also will question Colson about his r o l e in helping arrange for a political contribution by t h e dairy industry to Nixon's 1972 campaign. One of the allegations the committee is investigating is whether Nixon raised t h e milk support prices in 1971 in exchange for a $2 million campaign pledge. Colson was the White House contact man for dairy industry representatives during discussions about the contribution. Nixon has s a i d he increased milk prices btcause of congressional pressure. In other Watergate-related developments: (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Windjammer Cracks On Full Sail The West German hark "Goren Fock" heels over'sharp- ly, displaying her copper, as she leaves Copenhagen sound under full sail Sunday at the start of a windjammer race from Copenhagen to Gdynia. (AP Wirephoto) Legal Services For Poor Nears Passage WASHINGTON (AP) Con; gress appears ready to approve this week a long-disputed bill that would create an independent government corporation to provide legal services to the poor. In the House, the Judiciary Committee is in the final stages of the evidence-taking phase of its inuqiry into whether President Nixon should be impeached. The Senate has a light agenda, but two major bills are One would impose strict controls on strip mining; the other would provide financial assistance to the livestock industry. The legal-services bill has been hung up for months because of opposition from conservatives, who see the program as government-financed social reform. The logjam was broken -- at least temporarily -- last week when backers of the bill agreed to drop a provision financing s o-called back-up centers. due for House action this week, which provide research for law- New Seigneur Pledges: Sark To Let Progress Bypass NEWS BRIEFS Purse Looted Mrs. Rita Lindabury of 2031 Green Acres Road, told Fay- otteville police Sunday that a $10 bill and a money order in the amount of $85 were taken from her purse sometime Satur- 900 Sunset Drive, was day. Mrs. Lindabury said her SARK, Channel Islands (AP) -- Michael Beaumont, the new Seigneur of Sark, pledged today to try to keep his liny Channel Island a trouble-free 19th century paradise following the death of the Dame of Sark. "The last thing I want to do is drag the island into the 20th century," ho declared. Beaumont, 47, became the ruler of Britain's smallest and oldest dependency on the death Sunday of his grandmother, the legendary line of seigneurs, though being a woman her ti tie was La Dame. Dame Sybil, 90, ruled the tiny Island ofl the Normandy coast or 47 years, shunning Nazi occupation forces, automobiles, abor unions, divorce and income, cigarette and liquor axes. She insisted on keeping t "a place of peace and quiet" 'or the 600-person population and the 50,000 tourists the isle attracts annually. Beaumont said he will quit his $H,400-a-ycar job as a design engineer with the British Aircraft Corp., and move his family from Bristol, England, to the 12-hedroom Seigneurie on the island. · Sark is 314 miles long and VA miles wide. Queen Elizabeth I granted it to Holier de Carte- ret, the first seigneur, in 1563 with instructions to populate it. There is a 52-member local legislature called the Chief Pleas. But the seigneur is t h e final local authority and Is answerable only to Queen Elizabeth II and her Privy Council. There is hardly any crime. Divorces are not granted, and the only motorized vehicles are the tractors on some farms and the electric wheelchair the Dame permitted herself in recent years because of arthritis. Only the Dame could keep a bitch so that the island would not be overrun by dogs. Only she could mill corn, She coulc also call on every male Islander over 16 to work two days a year on the few miles of roads. "If I'm a dictator, I'm cer- :ainly a benevolent one," she once said. "I prefer to regard myself as head of one big happy family with the queen as my overlord." She was married twice -- to Dudley Beaumont, who died in 1918, and in 1929 to Robert Hathaway, an American. When the Germans occupied the Channel Islands during World War II, they imprisoned Hathaway in Germany for more than 2 years, hut the Dame refused to collaborate. Hathaway died in 1954. purse was in a utility room on the pediatrics floor at Washington Regional Medical Center, where she is employed. Final Argument's SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Prosecution and defense lawyers present final arguments :oday in the Houston mass murders trial of 18-year old Elmer Wayne Henley. The case then is expected to go to the six-man, six-woman jury. Testimony ended Friday after the state presented 25 witnesses over a five-day period. The defense rested without putting a single witness on the stand. District Court Judge Preston Dial will instruct tho jury which must decide Henley's culpability in each of the six murders with which he's charged. Suspect Returned Robert George Lincoln, 24 to b JW O U I I j y t Wl 1VG, WOO \\J M*arraigned today in Washington Circuit Court on two felony charges of delivery of a con rolled substance (marijuana). Lincoln was recently arrested on the charges in Lake County f l a . , after warrants wer issued for his arrest in Wash ington County. He was returned to Washing ton County from Florida lat Saturday night by Sheriff Bi: Long. Pica Rejected LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Th Arkansas Supreme Court re fused today to g r a n t re lief to Napoleon Fuller 01 a first - degree murder con viction he s o u g h t to over turn on g r o u n d s that hi court-appointed lawyer was th son-in-law oE the trial judge. Fuller pleaded guilty befor Circuit Court Judge Russell Roberts of Conway in Faulkne County Circuit Court. Ono of his attorneys was Wi liam C. Brazil, 'Roberta' son-i law. KllltlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllllllllllllltBIIIBllilllllMlBra ers for the poor and help them repare lawsuits against in- ustry and the government . In exchange for that agree- icnl. sponsors say they were ssured President Nixon would gn the bill. But backers agree there is ie chance the agreement could Opportunity to a corporation ill goes back before the House nd Senate. The bill would transfer the Ie al-services program from the ow-defunct Office of Economic pportunity to a cororation ith 11 directors named by ixon. Heading Tuesday's House ca endar is a bill authorizing the ederat government to guaran ce up to $2 billion of loans for vcstock producers damagcc y a cost-price squeeze. The Senate passed a simila ill last month, but it has n ver-all ceiling. Both house vould limit an individual t 350.000 in loan guarantees. The Senate also has passed trip-mining bill. But it differ (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) dcr attack, but "there Is no confirmation on the whereabouts of President Makarios," a spokesman for the British Foreign Office reported. Olver reported that there was fighting in Nicosia, the nation's capital, and in Li mas sol. He said tanks had surrounded the Nicosia airport, and the rebel forces had taken over Radio Cyprus. Normal communications with the Mediterranean island off the south coast oE Turkey were severed, and the international airport at Nicosia was closed. A communique broadcast by .Radio Cyprus said the National I Guard -- the Cypriot army of 6,000 troops led by 650 Greek Army officers -- had formed a "government of national salvation" and was in "full control of the situation." It said elections "for a genuinely freely elected government will he held within a year, no later." It said Makarios was "already dead" and that anyone resisting the army w o u l d be "shot on the spot." It added that a curfew had been imposed and no civilians or vehicles other than ambulances were allowed on the streets. Officials at the Cypriot Embassy in Athens said they ht;ard i Uiat there had been "much i resistance" to the army coup |!y "Cypriot officers and ruen , loyal to Makarios." They said there was "much fighting" in the center of Nicosia. PRESIDENT BLAMED T h e rebel communique blamed Makarios and his government for "chaos within the ranks oE the army and church" and said the army was in danger of falling "into the hands of anarchist and criminal elements. 1 The broadcast said the new government would conduct foreign relations "as before" and hat "friendly relations will c maintained with all coun- ries." It added that talks be- een the Greek Cypriol and 'urkish Cypriot communities rauld "continue as before." In what appeared to be a varning to Turkey, it said what iad happened was "strictly an nternal affair," and that the akeover was "for the benefit iE the entire Greek Cypriot people." A source in Ankara reporter hat several ships oE the Turkish navy had been ordered to sail to the Mediterranean as irecautionary measure and an irmy battalion stationed on the south coast facing Cyprus had been alerted, with all leaves canceled. Showers Possible The chance of showers and hunderstorms in Arkansas is on the increase. The National Weather Service said the approach of a new cold front would improve the chance of precipitation. The system l move slowly soulh-south- enslward and the front should be in Arkansas by late this afternoon or this evening. Warm moist air from the gulf and some daytime heating will contribute to the chance of r a i n . The precipitation probability ranges from 30 to 40 per cent today, tonight and Tuesday. Hot temperatures will continue, per 90s. Lows tonight should be In th» low 70s. Jackson Charges Nixon Made Secret Pact With Russians WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prcs- dent Nixon has made a secret agreement with Soviet Communist Chief Leonid Brezhnev to eep the number of U.S. nuclear submarines at its present level of 41, according to Sen. Henry Jackson, D-Wash. Jackson, chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Arms Control, said Sunday the agreement was contained in a letter Nixon wrote to Brezhnev. The senator said the letter and a second document, which he die not identity, will support his charges that the Nixon admin islration has mada secret proto cols to the SALT I agreement on nuclear arms limitation signed in Moscow July 24, 1972. The letter and the second document probably will be turned over to Jackson's panel this week by the White House, the senator said on the NBC program "Meet the Press." Jackson charged in June the "secret clarification" of the SALT I pact gave the Russians 70 more suh-based missiles than the 950 total missile strength allowed in the published treaty. He said this "secret clarification clearly required congressional approval," which was not obtained.

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