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INSIDE- ... Editorial -.- / g For Women ...-. v 9 Amusements 11 Sports ....v , J7-19 Comics .....-.:................ 30 Classified .....v.... 31-34 115!h YEAR-NUMBER 33 Jlorthtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST- "· } Fair, to partly cloudy wWt continued warm temperatures and slight chance of thundershowers through Thursday. Low; last night 65. Lows tonight In the upper 60s with highs Thursday In Oie mid 90s. Sunset today 8:33; sunrise Thursday 6:13. Weather map on paga 7. PAGES-TEN CENTS For Access Road To Plaza Board Refuses To Order Condemnation After a two hour discussion, which included proposals and counter proposals, the Fayetteville Board of Directors Tuesday night refused to order condemnation proceedings to ob 1 tain a small strip of land in front of Nelson's Funeral Home for continuation of a parallel access road "between the Ratnada Inn and the Northwest Arkansas Plaza. Later in the meeting,' the board approved a rezoning request by the Plaza for future expansion. When the vote finally pame, the directors voted 4-3 in favor of the condemnation with a two- thirds majority (five) required for passage of the resolution. Voting against the condemnation were Directors Paul Noland. W. L. Murray and Mrs. T. C. Carlson. The Plaza .through attorney David. Malone, offered to pay- the cosls of the court condemnation proceedings and, if a reasonable verdict was ren- dered, the cost of the strip of land and construction costs related to opening the access road. Attorney Sid Davis, representing Duane Nelson, owner of (he land in question, reaffirmed his client's offer that he would dedicate the necessary right-of- way (80 feet) for an access road on his property to the rear! of the funeral home. Several alternatives to the frontage road were presented, but eventually consideration boiled down to one suggestion -- a gently sloping curve beginning at the Stearns Koad intersection traveling gradually n o r t h w a r d to the Plaza FINAL WITNESS . ... Kalmbach waits to testify before committee Last Witness Testifies In Turkey Said Moving Troops, Materiel After Cyprus Coup House hea $2 from Pres that lead door Hert mer Otl howf mba the deal en tunity again stage key and UJI IIIIIIVJJ I V J I I 1 1 W I I I louse Impeachment Inquiry ASHINGTON (AP) -- The e Judiciary Committee d testimony today ahout a million campaign pledge i the dairy industry for ident Nixon's re-election 'one member said might to a bribery charge nst Nixon in the com- ee's impeachment inquiry. e're beginning to establish ase of bribery," said Rep. dbeth Holtzman, D-N.Y., r emerging from a closed- committee session with )ert ICalmbach Nixon's for- personal lawyer, her members disagreed, ever, and several said Kalich had added nothing to testimony about the milk I he had not previously giv- to the Senate Watergate mittee. iss · Holtzman would n o t morale on her statement. aim bach gave the com- tee a detailed chronology of timing of the milk price in- se, which Nixon decided to nt on March 23, 1971, but ch was not announced publi- until two days later. "'"' ter Kalmbach's testimony te House Counsel James D. 2Iair will be given an oppor- ty to sum up the case inst impeachment and the 'e will then be set for the 1 act in the committee's his- c proceedings, i a related development, the Irman of the Democratic ional Committee, Robert S. *uss, said in an interview he Id be "terribly surprises shocked" if the committee full House did not vote to each Nixon. He said he hac ched this decision over the kend after studying the nscripts and other evidence ease by the committee, said he has not discussed eachment with the House dership. BY JULY 26 udiciary Committee Chair- n Peter W. Rodino Jr., D., said Tuesday he hopes the nmitlee can reach a final e by July 26 on whether to ommend impeachment. Htn. 'the Democrats holding a 7 edge in the committee the r question on any impeach- nt vote will be how many publicans support it. 'en Charles E Wigsins Rif., a leading Nixon loyalisl the committee, predictec esday that no Republicans uld vote for impeachment 3 thai enough Democrats uld switch over lo kill it in mmittce. . 'We're going to win this god m thing." he told newsmen think the committee will ac lawyers when the chips are vn. The evidence just is no re." Viggins' comment prompter other Republicans to say they didn't know how they were gong to vote and that it was possible they could vote for impeachment. "There are at least four Re- rablicans waiting to see what .he legal theories (for impeach- nent) are." said Rep. Thomas T. Rails back, H-I1I. He identi- ied the four as himself and A'llliam S. Cohen of Maine, M. ^aldwell Butler of Virginia and Hamilton Fish Jr. of NC.W York. Meat Prices Rising Again WASHINGTON (AP) -- A s Congress nears passage of legislation to aid cattlemen with government-backed loans. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz says prices farmers receive for meat and other products are coming back up. Consumers will begin to feel the increases in meat and other livestock prices soon, Butz told a While House news conference Butz said farm prices have turned up from the plunge that began last winter and that this would be reflected in wholesale price index figures lo be released next month by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. He said the increases will result in "some very adverse" publicity about farm prices contributing As the prices received ty- cattlemen approached their low loint last month, the cattlemen jegan to withhold their beef Tom market. They convinced :he federal government to help wilh a $100 million purchase of Deef r.nd pork designed to give livestock producers a short- term boost and to persuade consumers that meat was a good buy. MEAT SOLD With a prod from the government, the National Association of Food Chains recently, urged its members-- retail stores --to feature sales on beef to encourage consumers to buy, thus helping to move the cattle supply to market. Now that that meat has been sold, prices are starting to rise again. But in the meantime cattlemen had urged Congress to save them from bankruptcy And this resulted in Tuesday's House passage of the credit re lief bill. The measure now comes at a time when market condition already are beginning to pro vide the in^^j^ry some relief. By. The Associated Press Informed sources said Turkey vas moving 90,000 troops and var materiel to its Mediterra- lean shores today following the :oup on Cyprus, and newspapers reported Turkish ships were sailing near the Greek islands of Rhodes and Mililene. The moves came as Turkish eaders flew to London for urgent talks on the Cyprus crisis, military rebels tightened their grip on the island, and Arch- Dishbp Makarios told a news conference in England he left Cyprus because he felt he would be able to help his people more effectively from outside the country. There are approximately 490,WO Greeks and 115 000 Turks on Cyprus. The military rebels ihat overthrew Makarios on Monday are believed to be committed to enosis, or union wilh Greece and the Turkish government fears any such move would threaten its interests on the Mediterranean island. Greece has denied any involvement with the coup. SUPPORTS CALL In Brussels, all members ol the North Atlantic Treaty Organization except Greece sup^ ported a call for the withdrawal of Greek officers from the Cyprus national guard as the best way. to calm the situation, a NATO source said. Makarios said the coup against him Monday was organized by the Greek military regime in Athens and led by Greek . officers serving in his national guard. "They tried to kill me by attacking the presidential palace with mortars and other weapons," he said. "The palace was demolished. "They thought I was killec and they said on the radio tha I was taken-- but as you can see I am. alive. ' . "I succeeded in escaping. went first to Paphos, wher there is a radio station from which I made several broad casts to my people. "Yesterday morning a sma! warship of the national guan fired at the radio station an demolished it, while at th same time armored cars, an tanks moved toward Paphos." Contract Signed WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hous ton banker Joe L. Allbritto has signed a contract to pa $25 million for 37 per cent o the slock of the Washinglo Star Communications Co., Inc parent company of the Wash ington Star-News newspaper the Star-News said today. The contract was signed' o Tuesday, the newspaper said. Allbritton will become boan chairman and chief exectitiv officer of Star Communication and will take an active part ir management if the sale win needed approval from Sta stockholders and the Feder Communications Commissio the newspaper said. Paphos is Makarios's home » wn in southwest Cyprus. , ; Explaining his decision to ave, Makarios said, "I didn't ant to fall into the hands - of ic Greek junta. I preferred to (coimmrED ON PAGE TWO) · Jail Escapee Recaptured By Deputy One of the four men who scaped from the Washington ounty jail last Saturday night . r Sunday morning was recap- ured early Tuesday afternoon m n the Old Farmington Road ust south of its intersection wilh. Hwy. 16 west. He offered o resistance. Larry Laubach, 25, of 111 S. chool Ave., was arrested by Deputy W. B. Colvard after the herift's office received infer- f mation from an area resident hat Laubach was believed to i be in the area. Colvard- said Laubach was ! ound walking on the road, ' ocated about five miles west of the Hwy. 71 bypass, about 1:30 p.m. CONTACT SOUGHT Colvard said he had an idea ' that Laubach might return to he area and had asked area residents, to contact his office - f Laubach . should return. Shortly after noon, he said, one of the residents called and told lim that Laubach was indeed n the area. He was not armed. Laubach and three others escaped from the Washington County jail by breaking out several bars in a window over .heir cell door and crawling over a false ceiling to an outside window. The other three are John Boy jlark, 29, and John Denver VIcGowan, 30, both of Oklahoma City, and David Earl Powers, 33, of 1233 S. School Ave. Laubach, Clark and McGowan were awaiting trial on county charges of burglary and grand larceny and Powers was wanted Dy California authorities for a parole violation. Meanwhile, ' Prosecuting Attorney M'ahlon Gibson filed Eel- only escape charges against the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Falls From Tree James Weileman, 7, of rural Prairie Grove, was in good c o n d i t i o n a t Washington Regional Medical Center today after he fell from a tree at his home Tuesday afternoon. The youth was brought to the hospital by a Luginbuel ambulance* Ambulance attendants said the child suffered cuts ahout his head. MAKARIOS IN MALTA Stopped briefly on island before flying to England Terrorists Suspected Explosion At Tower Of London Injures 33 .LONDON (AP) -- An explosion today rocked the Tower of London, one of Britain's most historic monuments, and hospital officials said 33 persons were injured, including a number of children. Scotland Yard sai dthey suspected a terrorist bomb caused the blast, but there was no confirmation of this. Irish extremists set- off an explosion June 17 that damaged the houses of Parliament and injured seven persons. In -past bombings, terrorists lave given advance warning, }ut there was' no such warning in today's incident, police said. '"Suddenly there was this bang," said Mrs. John Lyall, of suburban London, "There was glass and smoke coming out of the building. I heard children screaming." Police cordoned off the area and two helicopters the medieval hovered fortress where England's Tudor kings had their enemies beheaded. The Environment Depart- Set For Aug. 27 Special Election Approved With a minimum of fanfare, of the city, as all costs of the the Fayetteville Board of election, principal and interest, Directors Tuesday night ap-l proved a special election for a $2 million Act 9 bond issue for expansion of the Baldwin Piano and Organ Co. plant. The election was set for Aug. 27, pending approval of the County Election Commission. If city voters approve the bond issue, the Baldwin Company will add an estimated 100,000 square feet to its existing plant at 1101 S. Beechwood Ave. T h e bond issue would establish no liability on the part EEilSSaiEEililBiBiLyiSSESISSEeiiEiEiSliEilBga!;: 9, the company is not re to do. This is the first lime a 9 bond issue has been pr in Fayetteville, althoug such issues have been ap statewide since 1960. TKSS iEaRniiSEIESIJII 3 HEGii are to be paid for by the company. No increase in taxes is involved. Baldwin has also promised to execute an agreement whereby it would pay its full share of city, county and school district taxes, which, according to Act 230 ment. which runs tourist attractions in Britain, said the explosion was in the basement of the Tower. It said there was structural damage to the floor above the explosion but no im mediate estimate of its extent, [t added the Tower would be open Thursday as usual. The Tower, actually a castle on the River Thames in east London, also houses the crown jewels of Queen Elizabeth II. "There was a terrific bang and a huge column of smoke rose over the Tower. There are police cars, fire engines and ambulances everywhere," a Port of London Authority official said. The area around the Tower was crowded with tourists. A shopgirl said the explosion appeared to come from the ground floor level of the Tower, hnilt 900 years ago by William the Conqucjcrer. It was there that the unfortunate wives of Henry VIII lost their heads. Crown jewels kept at the Tower are priceless. One stone alone, the famed Koh-I-Noor diamond, was estimated to be worth $5.6 million, and that was in 1850. This diamond is now in the front of the queen mother's crown. The heavily guarded crown jewels' room contains crowns, scepters, golden staffs, rods, rings, diamond sand gems, and gold and silver plate. property. " -. Malone said the Plaza did not want o tpay for whit it considers an expensive venture (in the neighborhood of $80,000) that would not be of as much benefit as the extension of the frontage road, although he agreed that, in the future, such a road would probably Be needed. Malone also said that he has been negotiating with other property owners in the area for a rear access road terminating at Johnson Road to the west, but that others would be needed if the Plaza is to expand as planned. Malone again pointed out that numerous traffic experts have said that the parallel access roaJ must he opened from a safety standpoint and that once open the intersection of Stearns [load should be fully signalized. He commented that about 49 accidents have occurred at the present access points to the Plaza, including one fatality. SOLUTION SOUGHT The board asked that representatives of the city, the Plaza and the Nelson property try to work out the access problem !o the mutual satisfaction of all. In virtually the next breath, the board rezoned 60.66 acres of Plaza property for a proposed expansion to the rear of the present building! Tha rezoning of the tract was ap- oroverl by a vote of 6-1, with' Mrs. Marion Orion voting against the ' matter due to traffic problems. One other rezoning request was contained in the agenda, involving a four-acre tract of land. The change was sought by Pauline Reed and -Maretl Griffith. The two requested that the land, located at 2275-2289 S. School Ave., be rezoned from residential to commercial. The measure was approved 7-0 with no discussion. The board also authorized further study of the proposed Eva Avenue street improvement district after several of the property owners said they believed that the proposed assesrrients were inequitable. The hoard authorized consultations With real estate appraisers to sec it a better formula could be devised to determine cost assessments of the paving of he avenue. DEVELOPMENT ORDINANCE In other action, the board: --Approved an ordinanct accepting the large scale deve- opmttit plan and street right- of-way by Hamopah Inc. for property located at 675 Lollar ^ane. --Approved an ordinance accepting the large scale deve- opment plan and street right- of-way for Jong John Silver's Seafood Shoppe, to be located nt the intersection of College Avenue and Sycamore Street.--Approved a request by the city manager for S4.785.61 for the installation of street lights on Hwy. 71 between Zion Road Bid Deadline Remains, But Hospital Plans Scaled Down August 1 is still the date set for advertising for bids on expansion at Washington Regional Medical Center. However, less optimism was expressed when the Board of Governors convened Tuesday night. A cutback in the original plans was announced by Dr. Don Baker, chairman of the Building and Grounds Committee. He said that Hewitt and Royer hospital planners, are in the final phase of drawing up plans and specifications for the scaled down project at an estimated cost of $10,992,064. Baker reduced said this figure, from the $12 million first projected, is only an estimate and could change as bids itart comin gin. The changes brought about by nflation and the current un- s t a h l e ' financial picture hopefully will not materially change the aspects of the plan. The patient tower through the fifth floor, the emergency entrance and canopy and associated remodeling will remain as planned with adjustments made to accommodate obstetrics and the psychiatric unit. It is also hoped the proposed sixth floor can be shelled in for fnlure expansion. "This may be the best out we have and does include the basic obstetrics and psychiatric package," Dr. Baker said. C h a i r m a n J o e McKim suggested a mentioning a short 15-day holdup, delay, might work to the advantage of the hospital since he felt building materials might be more readily available. M c K i m requested, a n d received, permission to appoint a five-member committee to maki! recommendations to the board on handling the financing of the project. "The economy picture is changing so rapidly we need the advice of men who deal in the money market all the time," he said. "We need lo know if the bond or mortgage methods are the best means of financing the project." Th3 five-man committee \yill include the board's Building Committee, composed of Dr. Bake.' and Ken Bartholomew. The three other members will be appointed by McKim, subject to approval by the board. The occupancy rate in the hospital continues high with the NEWS BRIEFS surgical facilities taxed to the limit. Utilization topped the 100 per cent mark in many areas. The Intensive Care Unit on the iifth floor had an occupancy rate of 106 per cent during June and ihe surgical floor 115 per cent although the total hospital occupancy was 89 per cent. A 35 per cent increase in use of the emergency room and out patient department for June s also announced. There re 1,508 visits to the emergency room, bringing the total for the first six months of the year to 7,402 -- in excess of the number for all of 1973. The same picture was revealed for utilization of the out-patient department. The hoard approved the (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) $7.4 Million Goof NEVV YORK (AP) -- A mistake in the instructions fed a computer programmed to avoid welfare overpayments led to a $7.4 million goof, with checks issued to 21,000 persons whose cases were supposed to be closed. Howard Stein, acting Human Resources administrator, said Tuesday that the computer stopped working correctly in April. The city discovered what was happening late last month. To Stop Markup WASHINGTON (AP) --Safeway Stores Inc., the nation's largest supermarket chain, announced today it plans to slop marking up prices on most products already stocked on shelves. "When make a we price are forced lo increase, cans and packages which are already price marked will be sold out at the old price," said Safeway vice president John Bell. Asks Revision WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep John Paul Hamrherschmidt, R Ark., today asked for an imme diate revision of pricing regu lations for propane gas to curl what he called the "oncc-again exorbitant price levels." At Odds In U.N. UNITED NATIONS, N.Y- AP) -- The Soviet Union and he United Slates were at odds ,oday over what, if anything, he Security Council should do about the Cyprus coup and the overthrow of President Ma- ta.rios. At the first council meeting on the crisis, the Soviets on Tuesday called for urgent measures to protect the independence of the island. But the Jnited Slates, supported by Britain, said information from Cyprus was still loo sketchy to make any decisions. Strikes Continue N a t i o n a l Guard troops watched over prison inmalcs in Ohio and Rhode Island, thousands of San Francisco area commuters were without buses and pickets were posted at two airlines as strikes continued today across the nation. Copper miners, liquor store clerks, prison guards, hospital workers and auto workers were among those off the job in scattered areas in a rash of labor disputes federal mediators say is unprecedented since the end of World War II. Youth Injured PRAIRIE GROVE -- Jacob Skelton, 15, of Route 2, Prairie Grove, was treated at a local clinic after his motorcycle and a car collided at the intersection of Mock and Thurman Streets here Tuesday mornisg. Lee Terry of the Prairie Grove police said the car was driven by Mrs, Frances I., Rogers, 52. of Prairie Grove. Neither Mrs. Rogers nor her passenger. Elizabeth Fetington, 7. of Kansas City, was'injured. and Johnson ighting was Road. Street previously approved for the section between Zion Road and Stearns Road. However, the stale Highway Department requested that the ighling be continued northward to Johnson Road. Tile department said it ^youId be h:i ardous for a motorist to ravel from a welllightedarea t travel from a well lighted area into a "dark spot" and then return to a well lighted area at the Springdale City limits. -- A p p r o v e d a resolution authorizing the expenditure o! up to 10 per cent of the amounts contained in the proposed water and newer budget for normal department operations until the new budget is approved. -- Waived formal bidding requirements on two items -two-way radios and cast iron -- due to deviations in the received. This will allow the cty to purchase the items on an "as needed" basis with- cut requiring a formal iMd ad- pipe bids verlisement. -- Approved expenditure of about 59,000 for purchase and inslal'alion of fencing along the proposed Hwy. 265 right-of-way. Purdy Anticipa Of City Directoi Mayor Russell Purdy, long an advocate of a special election to select Fayetteville city directors on a representative basis, said Tuesday nighl that he anticipates proclaiming such a vote to be held in conjunction with the November general election. Presently all city directors les Election rs By Wards ie feels the time for action hat come. Purdy asked that the city attorney contact the County Election Commission for approval. If approval is forthcoming, he said he will issua a proclamation calling th» election. Six of the seven present boanj members are from tha sama serve at large representing geographical areas of the city. In the proposed election four members of the seven-member panel would be elected to represent wards and three named at large. Speaking at Tuesday's Board of Directors meeting, Purdy called attention to the bord's long-standing commitment to call such an election and said provide better representaion. The city will have to abide by the ward system designed by the Circuit Court as opposed to a ward plan drawn by the city. The court version was upheld by the courts over the city's version. Since the court decision, the Election Commission has set up voting precincts within the city.

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