Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 16, 1974 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 1

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Tuesday, July 16, 1974
Page 1
Start Free Trial

Page 1 article text (OCR)

Editorial ...· 4 For women .....3 5 Sports M 7.8 Amusements 9 Comics T . 10 Classified y U-13 I15«h YEAR-NUMBER 32 The Publie Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 16, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- . :;··.'; Partly cloudy and w a ' f m through Wednesday wttK' vfry. slight chance of thunderstorms/ Lows tonight in the up; per 60s with highs Wednesday in the mid 90s. Sunset' today- 8:33; sunrise Wednesday 6:12. Weather map on page 3. £·24 PAGES--TEN CENTS HTMESphoto By Ken Good) WHEEE TALL MARIJUANA GROWS .. .McKee stands beside plants found in raid Monday Large Marijuana Patch Found Near Baldwin Acting on a tip from an anonymous informant, state and county authorities raided a large marijuana patch near Baldwin Monday afternoon. Confiscated were "several thousand" growing plants and between 15 and 20 pounds of processed marijuana. S t a t e Police investigator Kenneth McKee said that the half-acre patch was located 1.3 miles south of Baldwin on a dirt road. McKee said the marijuana had been planted among rows of corn, but that the marijuana had outgrown the com and was visible from the road. Deputy Pros. Atty. Ron McCann said today that charges will be filed, but that further investigation is underway. McCann said the patch w a s "by far the largest growing marijuana 'patch I've ever seen." The processed marijuana McCann said, was found in a shed and a house located on the property. Also found were seeds and pills, including a m'p'h e t a m i n e s and barbi titrates, and a quantity ol empty capsules. NO ONE HOME McKee said that no. one was home when the- property was raided, however, evidence found Fi ^allowing Coup On Cyprus Rebel Government Installed By The Associated Press Cyprus radio said five mem- ers of a new rebel government i the Mediterranean island ere sworn in this morning be- ire Nicholas Sampson, who aims to have been n a m e d resident 'of Cyprus ;after.a na- oiial guard coup against Arcfi- ishop Makarios. No prime minister, was amed. The first minister named by ie broadcast, monitored in Beirut, Lebanon, was Foreign Minister Dimilriou Dimes. Others included Interior Minister Dimitriou Pandelis and Justice Minister Eramides Kostas. Other members cf the gov^ ernment .will,_be named later, the radio-.said,: Another broadcast said certain grocery stores in Cypriot cities will be pened. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. so citizens can buy essential goods, but no alcoholic beverages. It said otherwise-the t o t a l ban on movement of people and vehicles remains in effect. In London, a British Foreign Office spokesman said information from Cyprus indicated spo; radic shooting w a s still going on. '-.' '·" The army rebels on Cyprus reported they were rounding up armed supporters of Makarips, 1 but the archbishp' was "reported alive'ana broadcasting an appeal to America and Russia to help the Cypriot people resist the coup. The armed forces of b o t h Greece and Turkey remained on-the alert, .and reports from Cyprus said · fighting between the rebels and supporters of Makarios was continuing. In Vienna, Austrian Defense Minister ;Karl- Luelgendorf a-report he received from the Austrian ' U.N. peacekeeping Campaign Fumbles WASHINGTON (AP) -Dairy - farmer cooperatives would have given even mon than $2 million to Presiden Nixon's 1972 campaign if White House aides had not fumblec arrangements for receiving th money, according to newly re leased Watergate testimony. Harold S. Nelson, former gen era! manager of Associalec Milk Producers, Inc., swor that early in Nixon's first term he repeatedly pressed Whit House officials to send him th names of conduit committees t which he could give money fo Nixon. inside the house indicated that had been recently occupied jy a man identified as Woodrow ..^Russell of Route 4, Spring; ale. While at the s c e n e , McKee said, a pickup truck with , four men inside pulled .onto; -the property and immediately left at a high rate of speed. .McKee said efforts to stop the truck ailed. · ' McKee said the processed marijuana found at the scene was in various stages of curing. He set the value of the marijuana at $15,000 to $20,000. spent a good part of the morning searching for the pate and found it at about 10:30 a.m. A warrant .was then . ohtainet Torn '' Fayettcville .'Municipal Court . Judge .Richard Wells. After obtaining; the warrant, McKee, McCann, Prosecutini Attorney Mahlon Gibson anc Washington County Deput Sheriff J. D. Snow carried on the raid. , \ McCann said some of tl marijuana plants were betwp^n six and seven feet tall and that the bed of. a half-ton pickup was totally filled with the pullec McCann - said McKee had plants. Two Convicts Surrender To End Ordeal At Courthouse WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two armed convicts, driven back by gunfire and tear gas in a des- jerate attempt to escape their esieged cellblock, surrendered o law officers Monday night, ending a 105-hour ordeal at the U.S. District 'Courthouse. Hours after their frantic ef- ort to find freedom by axing heir way into a courthouse ventilation duct, Frank Gorham Jr., 26, and Robert N. Jones, 'A, were flown to the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. Gorham and Jones had been inside the cellblock since Thursday when they seized eight hostages and tried to bargain for a freedom flight to Algeria. They released one of the hostages Friday and held the others--six men and one woman-as bargaining pawns until the seven fled Sunday in a daring escape engineered by one, a deputy U.S. marshal. Stripped and handcuffed. Gorham and Jones gave up 36 hours later. The final act of the drama began about 9 p.m. EOT Monday when they used an ax to hack their way into the air duct. For the first time since Gorham and Jones had barri- caded themselves inside the jasement lockup, officers exchanged gunfire with the pair; then used tear gas to force hem -back into their con- inement. No one was hurt. Deputy District of Columbia Police Chief Maurice Cullinane, )art of a force of about 20 Dis- :rict policemen and U.S. marshals who stormed into the cellblock area, said he persuaded Jones and Gorham to surrender. Cujlinane said Jones and Gor- lam stripped and. handcuffed themselves. . Then - police entered tiie room, searched them and allowed them to dress again. They were driven to nearby Andrews Air Force Base, Md., where they were ushered aboard a Coast Guard jet. Norman A. Carlson, director of the Bureau of Prisons, said it was his decision to send the men to the prison in Atlanta. He said the men had nothing to do with it, although authorities had talked earlier of sending them to a prison hospital facility at Springfield, Mo. The mer objected to this. The men hac asked for a prison on either the East or the West Coast. Questioning OfColsonln Second Day WASHINGTON (AP) ---Former White House aide Charles /. Colson underwent a second lay of questioning by the House udiciary Committee .today, vith Republican members hop- ng he will bolster President Mixon's impeachment defense. "He's a ticking-time bomb," .aid Rep. Charles Wiggins. R- }alif., of the former White fouse aide. "He is filled with nformation that will .help the ""resident." James D. St. Clair, Nixon's mpeachment defense lawyer )egan the examination of Col on today with the 38 members of the committee waiting for 'heir chance at him later. In nearly 10 hours on the stand · :· Monday, Colson was asked by the committee counsel about his wide-ranging -activi ies for the White House, which i nclude participation in many of the areas under investiga ion. Colson has pleaded guilty, to an obstruction of justice charge 'n connection with the investigation by the White House plumbers unit of Daniel Ells- aerg, who had made, public the. Pentagon Papers. DETAILED QUESTIONING Members said the closed-door examination of Colson had lasted so long partly because of the detailed questions of minority counsel Albert Jenner and partly because of Colson's careful answers. Rep. George Danielson, D-Ca lit., described Colson's perform ance ' as a witness as "very smooth. He defends the Presi dent, but not too far." Rep. Caldwell Butler, R-Va.. said "I think he is trying to be candid, but he hasn't had much practice." Wiggins and other Republi cans said none of Colson's testi mony indicated any direct in /olvement by Nixon in the ac ivities the committee is in vestigating. But Danielson said Colson had tied H. R. Haldeman, Nix on's former chief of staff, am John Elirlichman, his former chief domestic adviser, to some of the events. Most of the interest in Col ·ion's testimony on Monday cen tered on the question of wheth er Nixon had advance knowl edge of the 1971 break-in at the office of.Ellsberg's psychiatrist Dr. Lewis Fielding of Beverly Hills, Calif. Colson told reporters after hi: testimony Monday that he i: convinced President Nixon di not know in advance about, thi break-in. Determined To Stay On Summitry Rem/orces Nixon SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- Alexander M. Haig Jr., President Nixon's top White House aide, says a month of overseas summitry .has reinforced Nixon's determination to stay on the Job and continue "the leadership of ttie past five years." Interviewed ers Monday- red 1 'by ay- J at three report- the Western White House, ; .Haig said Nixon returned from trips to the Middle East and the Soviet Union "intellectually and spiritually reinvigorated" despite a taxing schedule that left only three to four hours a day for sleep. Haig pictured Nixon as ready to focus his energies on the business of government--fighting inflation at home and seeking peace abroad--while delegating day-to-day responsibility "or his Watergate defense to his legal team-. ' He said Nixon is "well on the mend" from a June'attack of phlebitis and that there is little danger of . complications from the blood clot .that developed in a vein in -Nixon's left'leg; He said swelling of the leg, hear the ankle, has lessened. Haig would not respond to questions about Watergate. But Press Secretary . Ronald L. Ziegler insisted Monday that Nixon "is not devoting much of his time to the matter at all." Haig pictured Nixon as being able to devote more time to re- leclion "at his seaside estate icrc than back in. Washington. "There is less minute by minute operational pressure," he said. He added that Nixon has taken advantage . of the more r e l a x e d environment f o r "stock-taking at critical junctures." He,said he expected Nixon to take advantage of his current stay to block out plans for the months ahead in the area of foreign and economic policy. Haig said Nixon views hi two' summit trips as having been "highly successful" am' meeting "all the objectives hi set for himself." But VIEWS DIFFER some committee Voman Shoots lerself On TV Talk Show SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) - elevision talk show star Chri hubhuck .wrote .her. .own deal crlpt and · then carried'it^ 6u y putting a gun to her tempi ,nd pulling'the trigger as tele 'ision viewers watched) : ···,. ;, The'attractive WXLT-TV^ chorwoman, 29, died iri a'hosp tal 14 hours later. Her handwritten, blood-spa :ered newscript read, "Toda Shris - Chubbuck shot bersi' during a live broadcast." Arrives For Meeting Former Presidential aide John Ehrlichman and b i s wife, Joaii, arrive at th.e U.S. District Court in Washington Monday for an interview with his probation offic- er In preparation for his sentencing for conviction on conspiracy a n d perjury charges by a federal jury. (AP Wirephoto) NEWS BRIEFS bers interpreted his testimony as indicating that Nixon did have advance knowledge of the break-in. Others expressed an opposite view. Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., had hoped to. wind up the witness phase of the committee's impeachment inquiry today. But Herbert W. Kalmbach, Nixon's former personal lawyer, was scheduled to follow Colson to the witness stand... ... ·; ·-=; .:·'..,·' ';·'.···*. Three committee members quoted Colson as saying he had been told by John D. Ehrlich- (CONTTNUED ON PAGE TWO) Government Opens Arguments Reinecke Trial Underway Suggested Plan TOKYO (AP) -- An American businessman says he sug- gested'the-plan by which 85 ·person's' escaped from a hi- aeked Japanese Air Lines lane at Nagoya, 170 miles outhwest of Tokyo. Police seized the hijacker, a raung .Japanese construction vorker, after the 81 passengers and four of .the eight crew members got safely off the plane Monday. The hijacker tabbed himself in the neck and chest but was reported out of danger after the doctors sewed him iip with 26 stitches. Bank Evacuated The First National Bank on the square was evacuated for about 30 minutes this morning when smoke began entering the ank from several upstairs offices. No damage was ·eported in any part of the building. Firemen WASHINGTON (AP) - California Lt. Gov. Ed Reinecke has been warned by his attorney "that there is going to be some blood flying around" at Reinecke's perjury trial. "I don't want to see any expressions on you or your family," attorney J a m e s E. Cox told Reinecke as the trial opened Monday. "You've got to take it." After opening arguments' by both sides, the government was to begin presenting its case today that Reinecke lied to a Senate Judiciary Committee in 1972. It was investigating charges that International Tele- phone Telegraph Corp. received anti-trust favors in exchange for a $400.000 pledge to underwrite the Republican National Convention in San Diego. A -jury of six men and six women was selected after five hours of intensive Questioning by U.S. District Judge Barrington Parker and challenges by defense and prosecuting attorneys. As he questioned prospective jurors, Parker emphasized that the Reinecke case has nothing to do with Watergate or the cover-up. When he asked the panel of 70 whether they had heard the names of several for- mer fop aides to President Nixon who are involved in the Watergate scandal, only about half indicated they had. After Parker dismissed 17 potential jurors for cause, the defense excused 10 without having to state the reason a n d the prosecution excused six on such preemptory grounds. The jury finally selected was eight blacks and four whites. Biographical data on the jurors was not immediately available. The jury is sequestered. A m o n g the witnesses that Parker said might be called were: --For the defense: Washington Redskin coach George Al [en; former light heavyweight boxing champion Archie Moore of .San Diego; California state assemblyman W i l l i e Brown; former Atty. Gen. Richard G Kleinriienst; former special Wa tergate prosecutor Archibald Cox; Sens. Roman Hruska, R Neb., Hugh Scott, R-Pa., John Tunney, D-Calif., and H i r a m Fong, R-Hawaii. --For the prosecution: Hep Bob Wilson, R-Calif., Sen. Tun ncy and former Nixon cam paign manager Clark MacGre gor. said workmen ins t a l l i n g a i r conditioning equipment in the basement were apparently the cause ol the smoke. The men were using a cutting torch on an unused vent system in order to instal 1 wiring and the smoke hackee up in the closed vent, causing the evacuation. Found Guilty LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Max Itzkowit of Little Rock, owner of Maxie's Reliable Mercantile and Loan Office, was foum guilty Monday of 10 felonies in volving the illegal sale of firearms. He faces a maximum penalty of 50 years in prison and a $50, 000 fine. Sentencing was deferrci pending notice from the court. Sure Some Guilty WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sam uel Dash, the Senate Watergate ommittce's chief counsel, say hat after 15 months of'invest! gation "you're sure t h a t . c e r ertain people are guilty of cer ain things." But it would have been grossly irresponsible for th :ommittee to have spelled ou n black and white its con elusions as to exactly who may lave violated which laws, Dasl said in an interview. Cyclist -Injured SPRINGDALE . . -- . . . A gir rce on Cyprus said the insur- nt forces appeared to be far om firmly holding power. '·''. In a statement in English oadcast by a station w h i c li id it was transmitting from e Cypriot t o w n of Paphosv akarios was reported to nav8 id: ' ";··-·· "I am still alive. The co'uR s not succeeded because the ople of Cyprus are strongly. isisting the usurpers." .-·'.·? Foreign Minister James Gal- ghan told Parliament today at Archbishop Makarios, has; een given permission to enter ritain's sovereign base areas n the island. .:···. The broadcast said Makarios ccused the Greek government instigating the coup becausa wants to annex the island. iie statement charged that the- iO-man Greek Army garrison ationed on Cyprus in accor- ance with the 1959 independ-. nee agreement cooperated/ 'ith the a r m y rebels in the' oup. NEVER SUBMIT The broadcast said Makarioj owed: "I shall devote all my nergies to liberate the peopls '. Cyprus. We shall never, sub- lit to dictatorship." . . Meanwhile, the a r m y rebels :laimed they had arrested 1,200 lembers of Makarios 1 tactical eserve force, including, its lommander. ; . The tactical reserve fbrcil jas a special police unit raised y Makarios to protect his re- jime from the Greek-officered National Guard. Some members were reported to have ought hard Monday in defense if the 60-year-old president and jrchbishop. The rebel broadcast said the men in custody yere "safe and well." -.;.-. 'Radio Cyprus also broadcast i message from the United Jtates Embassy asking ·': all Americans on the island to re;-" main calm, obey the orders "of he security forces and contact, he Embassy when telephone communications were restored. The United Nations and, the British Foreign Office reported rom Nicosia, the capital,·· to 'aphos, BO miles . southwest, and met there with the British ifticer commanding \J. ' - N . Teacekeeping forces in that dis- .rict. A British official in New York "said the archbishop had asked'the officer to arrange a meeting for him with U.N. rer rescntatives. The Cypriot delegate to the United Nations, Zenon Rossides, said he had 1 a message purporting to come from Makarios asking for "an' The story she had scrawled|emergency meeting of the- Sef. in longhand was found on the desk where she sat Monday ·riorning and calmly announced to viewers what she said was. a television first:" "In Keeping'with Channel !0's policy of bringing you the latest n blood and guts and in living color you are 'going to see another first--attempted suicide." Then she reached into a shopping bag behind her desk, pulled out a .38 caliber revolver, fired a single - shot slumped forward. and riding her bicycle was slight! hurt when she collided with jickup truck Monday at Chris- ,ian Avenue and Virginia 551, Street. Teresa L. Lawrence, 13, 1103 iW. Huntsville Ave., was .reated at the Springdale Clinic. Driver of the truck, Roger E, Penny, 42, 1203 Thomas Blvd., told police he was westbound on Christian at its intersection with Virginia w h e n the girl struck the side of the truck. Miss Lawrence said she tried to stop but her brakes failed. Henley Sentenced SAN ANTONIO. Tex. (AP) - 5lmer Wayne Henley, 18, was sentenced to six prison terms of )9 years each today for his part n the sex-torture Houston mass murder slayings. Money Stolen Approximately $42 was taken from Bill R. Downey's billfold while he was swimming last Friday, police said - today, Downey, of 1773 -Green Valley Road, told police he left his billfold in the dressing r o o m at private pool on Sunset Drive, "It look less than a second to get the gun to Her head and pull the trigger," news director Mike Simmons said. SWAMPED WITH CALLS Spokesmen at the Sarasota sheriff's office and WXLT said both were swamped with calls after the incident. They said many of the calls came from viewers who could not believe the shooting had been real and asked if it were some sort of prank. r Last week, Miss Chubbuck jokingly ' hinted to colleagues that she was contemplating suicide. No one took her seriously. Co-worker Rob Smith said she told h i m , "Wouldn't it be neat if I were to take the gun, pull it out on the air, live and in living color, and blow myself away." "I thought at the time it was just a bad joke and changed the subject," Smith said. Her'mother, Mrs. M.D. Chubbuck, said :Miss :Chubbuck, recently named public affairs director for the ABC affiliate, de- :iirity Council. A man identifying himself;aj Makarios broadcast Monday night from a secret "Free: Cyprus Radio Station" that 'the military coup by the junta will not succeed. The only thing .hey have managed to achie've so far was to take over -th» Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation. ,/··''·- BLAMES GREECE/" "I was the target Cor th* Athens military junta, but they have failed. "They will have to face "the determination of the people.'of. Cyprus to resist and to fight," ie declared. ·;.-" The attempt on the ..arch bishop's government Monday was the work of the 6,000-rri'a'n National Guard, the army;"of Cyprus, and its 7 rom the Greek 650 Army. Msk tarios last week charged, the Greek officers--and the ruling: military junta in Athens--of a jlot to assassinate or overirn;py/ him as a prelude to enosis,-'pr union with Greece. Police forces remained loyal to Makarios, and heavy fighting was reported Monday in NK cosia, Larnaca and Famagusta. Later the pro-Makarios police were reported to have surrenr dered, and by nightfall the fighting in Nicosia had subsided to scattered machine-gun fire. The rebels proclaimed a cur-, few. and only a few ambu : lances and military vehicle* were seen. The presidential palace in Ni-' cosia was burned and o t h e r ' pressed. s; .; . . . . .. . . "She ' s a i d that constantly. She had no close friends. She was already 29 years old and it bothered her. She was very (CONTOTOED ON PAGE TWO) government buildings in t h e capital were reported taken' over by the rebels. Nicosia airport was heavily damaged but was reported still in the handi of pro-Makarios forces. Income For Area Residents Said Below Average In 72 TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- The personal income of residents in the Fayelteville Metropolitan Area is only about three quarters the national average, according to a new government report. The report said per capita personal income in the Fayettc- ville-Springdale S t a n d a r d Metropolitan Statistical Area (SMSA) was $3,439 during 1972 -- $1,053 below average. That figure was 77 per cent of the national average .of (4,492 per capita personal income. T h e Fayetteville SMSA ranked near the bottom of al capita personal Income. It was ranked 241st among the 253 SMSAs across th» nation. Total personal income for all residents of the Fayettevilla area during 1972 was $465 million. One bright spot in the report was the disclosure that persons' income Is growing faster in Fayetteville than it is elsewhert in the nation. . : Between 1971 and 1972,'ttieri was a 14 per cent growth in personal income in the locality compared to the avefajti growth nationally of only i p«] nni!lll!l!lll!!lll!fl!llllll!nill!lIlllllllllliOI!inHllllllli:il!llll«li!llllil!!M areas in per cent,

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page