Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 19, 1974 · Page 1
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INSIDI- For women .B..T.-..-... S Editorial ..r.-r.-.-.-.-...-.-^,,..-.-.. 4 Sports ......v.-. s .-vs. .:«.». 8-10 Comics U Classified .....·.-.-.»,-.:.:..-. IMS Amusements 18 115th YEAR-NUMBER 35 Jlortfjtoegt The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, JULY 19, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST- Clcar lo partly cloudy w 11K continued hot days and m i l d nights. Low last night 58 with lows tonight in tho low to mid 70s. Highs Saturday in t h e mid (a upper 90s. Sunset today 8:31. Sunrise Saturday 6;15. ' : Weather map on page 6. PAGES-TEN CENTS As Premier Returns To Turkey Intervention Demands Rise ANKARA, Turkey (AP -Premier Bulent Ecsvit returned home from London today to increasing demands for Turkey's armed forces to intervene in Cyprus and prevent Greek annexation of the island. Turkish troops continued to mass along Turkey's southern coast 44 miles from Cyprus and naval units continued maneuvers along the Turkish coast as they have been doing for several days. , . ·: Government sources said the ships -- including destroyers, submarines and small gunboats, were on routine patrol. They said no landing craft, necessary for any intended landing of troops on Cyprus, have left tions Secretary-General Waldheim two letters. Turkish ports. The Turkish cabinet announced it would ask parliament on Saturday for extraordinary powers to act with a free hand in a crisis. Ecevit returned home a few hours before dawn and met immediately with the commanders of the s rmed forces and then called Jhe cabinet into session. Coming out of the cabinet meeting at daybreak, he tolil newsmen ,that he had briefed bis ministers on 'his London tup, but toward noon he called the cabinet into session again. After the second cabinet meeting, Ecevit said, "We have tn make a decision soon after speedily' determining whether any results can be obtained from diplomatic contacts." The government announced that Ecevit had sent United Na- Kurt One stated that the only legitimate administration in Cyprus now is that -of the Turkish community end the new Greek Cypriot regime should not be recognized. The other objected to the : attempt of the new regime to re- piace Zenon Rossides as the Cypriot delegate lo the United Nations. · Ecevit flew to London to c o n- ftr with British government officials after the .Greek officers of the Cyprus national guard led a coup Monday that overthrew President Makarios. ; Britain, Turkey and Greece are all guarantors of the independence of Cyprus under the 1959 treaty that freed the island from British rule. Opposition politicians, business and labor leaders and newspapers all urged decisive action to repel any threat to the freedom o f - t h e 115,000 Turkish Cypriots on the island 44 miles off Turkey's soulliern coast. Former Premier Suleiman Demirei; head of the leading opposition party, said Turkey would not concede even a piece of. rock to Greece. "The Turkish nation is completely united on this vital national cause," he declared. Ferruh Bozbeyli, chairman of another conservative' party wrote Premier Bulent Ecevit that the government should start military operations immediately. "Never before has Turkey had such an unquestionable right to intervene," he asserted. . . ... · The chambers of commerce and industry announced that "the Turkish private . sector with ajl its resources" was al tbe disposal of the armed forces. The biggest labor federation offered to halt all strikes to show support of government policy oh Cyprus. In Closed-Door Session Doar Recommends Impeachment Of President WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special Counsel John Doar today recommended that the House Judiciary Committee impeach President Nixon, a member of the committee reported. Rep. Wiley Mayne, R-Iowa. said on leaving the closed door meeting, that Doar referred specifically to an obstruction of justice charge in connection with his. recommendation for impeachment. Mayne's report, which came early in the session, was only fragmentary. He said Doar was making a general discussion of the evidence gathered by the impeachment inquiry staff and the direction in which it pointed. · Besides an'obstruction, of justice charge based on Watergate,'Doar is expected to propose articles charging Nixon with abuse of constitutional powers and contempt of Congress. Doar and other members of the committee staff began presenting the c a s e for impeachment during a closed-door briefing leading up to the committee's final deliberations next week. A Republican member of the committee predicted on Thursday that both the committee and the House will approve at least one article, leading to a Senate trial to determine whether Nixon should be removed from office. Rep. Robert McClory, R-I11., told newsmen that three or four committee Republicans are likely to vole for impeachment and that it could be much higher. He said only five of 17 Republican members could be counted as definitely opposed to impeachment at this time. SOME UNDECIDED At a meeting called by the House Republican leadership to determine where the committee Republicans stand, McClory was one of five members who either said they were undecided or declined to give their views. The others were Reps. Caldwell Butler of Virginia, William S. Cohen of Maine, Hamilton Fish of New York and Tom Railsback of Illinois. Some others indicated their position will be determined by the articles of impeachment that are proposed. .In related developments on Thursday, the committee released evidence collected during its six-month-long impeach- ment inquiry. Among the disclosures were: --Former presidential aide John D. Ehrlichman says President Nixon "indicated his after-the-fact approval" of the break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Nixon has maintained publicly that he abhored the incident. --Memos by late FBI Direc- :or J. Edgar Hoover on three occasions- cited Henry A. Kissinger as directly authorizing wiretaps on government offi- :ials and newsmen. Kissinger las denied making such .requests and has asked the Senate Foreign Relations Com- mittee to clear him of any sue! involvement. . .--To stop news leaks in 1971 Nixon seriously considered or dering lie-detector tests for 1, 000 or more government work ers with access to lop-secre d o c u m e n t s . The Presiden didn't pursue the idea when h was informed that a single sus pect had already been identi fied. --Vice President Gerald R Ford said he has listened t some of the White House tape and that he now understand why there is disagreement ovei what they say. The audio quali ty of the tapes was poor, he said. NO RELIEF IN SIGHT By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , The National Weather Service says hot, dry weather is expected to continue in Arkansas for the next five days. The Weather Service said strong high pressure continues lo ridge westward and shows little indication of weakening or The means little chance of showers or cooler moving. weather. The forecast does include a chance of a few widely scattered afternoon or early evening thundershowers in the of the state. Due to the stability of the air mass, the precipitation probability is only 20 per cent. Rail Yard Fire DECATUR, 111. (AP) -- An explosion and fire 'ripped through a section of a large railroad yard today, injuring more than 100 persons and fore- ing the evacuation of a three- square-mile area. Hospitals reported treating 112 persons, including 15 who were admitted. Three victims were taken to a burn center in Springfield, about 70 miles away, officials said. Officials said the explosion took place at 5:03 a.m. in a string of tank cars. The fire spread and was still burning more than four hours later as firemen tried to keep the flames from spreading to more cars, including some which officials said contained dynamite and chemicals. Ailing Franco Shifts Power MADRID, Spain (AP) -- Gen Francisco Franco, Spain's ai ing 81-year-old chief of state temporarily transferred powe today to Prince Juan Carlos d Borbon, picked by Franco t succee_d him as chief of stat and restore the Spanish mon archy. According to the official an nouncement over Spain's na tional. radio, Prince Juan Car los at Franco's bedside whe he transferred power, will rul until the generalissamo recov ·s. Franco was hospitalized o July 9 for treatment of phle bitis, or inflammation of th veins. He had been reporte improving, but doctors said h suffered gastric complication today that caused a decline his condition. A later medical bulletin said however, that Franco's cond tion should not cause worry an that he was doing better afte the sudden worsening. The medical bulletin -report ing Franco's turn for .the wors added that his "physiologica constants are maintained with in normal levels." Hospita sources said Franco hemorr haged this morning, but ther was np official confirmation o this. Sources said Premier Carlo Arias Navarro and members o Franco's immediate fami were with Juan Carlos at .th generalissamo's bedside. Electricity, Water Usage Rises As Hot, Dry Spell Continues U.N. Council Prepares for Cyprus Debate UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. AP) -- The new government f Cyprus was · rushing a vepre- 3 dilative :.. to - United Nations 5 leadquarlers lake part .1 the Security Council debate n Cyprus. But the council went head with plans to hear depos- d President Makarios this fternoon as scheduled. Council President Javier Perz de Cuellar of Peru said Ma- :arios would · speak as the 'president of Cyprus." And it vas apparent that the Soviet Union and most of the other 14 -nembers of the council were lot going to accord legitimacy o anyone from the Greek-led orces that deposed Makarios. However, Perez: said the new joverriment's man might be leard under a council rule al- owing.the appearance of "persons whom it considers com- jelent . . . to supply it with in- "ormation." He called a morning council session to discuss the Nicosia request. DRAFT RESOLUTION A draft resolution circulating among council members demanded withdrawal of "foreign military personnel now serving n the national guard" of lyprus. The Greek government tried to head this off with a jromise to the council of the *Iorth Atlantic Treaty Organ- zalion in Brussels that it would start "replacing" the officers vith a new group of Greeks In a few days. But observers assumed that this would make no change in the situation. Dipjpmats said the Soviet Un- oh '""was insisting on condemning Greece, while the Jniled States was opposed to naming its NATO ally on whose territory it has bases it considers vital..The sources said Britain also wanted · any council resolution. to recognize Makarios as the legitimate president of Cyprus. In Washington, State Department official s a i d he believed Makarios' chances of regaining power in Cyprus were extremely remote. But they said the Nixon administration was withholding recognition of the new regime in the face of the widespread condemnation of it In the international community. A high-ranking American official said the principal. U.S. objective Is to ' prevent war between; Greece and Turkey. i Undersecretary of State Joseph J. Sisco was in London for :alks concerning Cyprus and was flying to Athens and Ankara today. Diplomatic correspondents of British newspapers speculated (CONTINUED OH PAGE TWO) --AP Wirephoto GOING TO CYPRUS V.N. prepares jar debate, Greek troops board ship bound /or troubled island Worst Since World War II Nation's Economy Undergoes Severe Decline WASHINGTON (AP) --Government figures show that the economy underwent one of its most' severe ~ declines since World Wir II in the first halt of the year. j The Commerce Department reported on Thursday that the total output of guods and services dropped for the second three-month period in a row. Some economists believe t h a t two consecutive quarterly declines in the 'gross national product should be considered a recession. The figures showed that although the gross national prod- Joard And Bond Issue Seniority Set Aside WASHINGTON Democrats have (AP) set aside the Senate's hallowed seniority sys- 'em in drafting plans for the powerful new Budget Committee, assuring Sen. Edmund S. Muskie the chairmanship and younger senators some seats. The action came Thursday at a party caucus on how to fill the nine Democratic spots on the 15-senator committee, part of the new structure to give Congress a stronger voice in federal budget-making. 'hursday when the group met o reorganized Aug. 27 was approved for an lection on a $2 million Act 9 ond issue to allow expansion f the Baldwin Piano and Organ Company. The .other date is for the ilection of city board members. ?hat vote will be held in conjunction with the November jeneral election. The commission also named On Dairy Industry Donations Conflict In. Testimony Seen WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newly published testimony by-H. R. Haldcman conflicts with sworn statements by John B. Conhally about dairy industry donations to President Nixon's 1972 reelection campaign. The former White House chief of staff swore Connally once complained to him that no arrangements were being made lo receive industry donations. Connally has testified that he didn't ' discuss contributions from the milk-producer cooper- .atives with anybody and that he had nothing to do with their · political donations. The milk producers were seeking lo donate $2 million or more to Nixon's campaign, Haldeman leslified Jan. 31 at a closed session of the Senate Watergate committee, which made the testimony public Thursday. Connally's testimony lust November also was made public this week. Even before publication of Haldeman's remarks, Connally tiad been in conflict with sworn statements from two'other witnesses and with statement from House. official White In his testimony, Connally was asked if he discussed political donations by dairy co-ops with President Nixon. "I never discussed political contributions by this group with them, or with him, or with anybody else," Connally replied. Haldeman's testimony differed. "I recall talking with or listening to Mr. Connally on the subject of dairy contributions," ho said. "The point Mr. Connally made to me was, as I recall it, simply that the dairy people want to make contributions and they had been trying to work with the campaign people or whoever is handling it, and they weren't gelling the mechanics set up for them to do this, and that Is kind of stu- pid, why doesn't someone get it set up?" Haldeman said Connally didn't mention any particular organization, and that he couldn't recall the date of Ihe conversalion. Throughout late 1970 and early 1971 top officials of Associated Milk Producers, Inc., were attempting to get Nixon aides to set up conduit committees to receive campaign donations. One of their lawyers, Jake Jacobsen, was an old friend of Connally who sought and obtained his help in getting President Nixon to raise milk price supports in 1971. Connally also had been consulted by the same group in 1969 when it set up a political trust. The Watergate committee also has released statements that Connally repeatedly made calls in 1972 to two Justice Department chiefs about a criminal investigation of Jacobsen, In a foolnole buried in its final report, the committee sale Connally called Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell twice, and later called Atty. Gen. Richard G Klcindienst. It quoted Assistant Atty. Gen Henry E. Peterson, head of the criminal division, as saying he was upset by the number of times his bosses relayed the Connally inquiries lo him, al though not about-tho content ol the calls. Petersen was quotec as saying someone at the White House even called Kleindiensl about Jacobsen's legal troubles Jacobsen was indicted for misapplication of .funds lasi February. However, sources have re ported that the government has agreed tentatively lo drop charges if Jacobsen will plead guilty to a bribe charge in the milk-fund reported affair, ready Jacobsen is to testify against Connally In that case. uct rose in the last three months to an annual rale, of 51.38 trillion, the value of those dollars eroded by 8.8 per.cent because of higher prices. T h e result was that real output dropped 1.2 per cent. In the first three months ot the year, output dropped by an annual rate of. 7 per cent. Inflation jumped at a rate of 12.3 per cent in the same period. The inflation rates were the highest since 1951. It was the first time since the last recession in late 1969 and early 1970 that the Gross National Product declined for two consecutive quarters. Two Election Dates Approved Dates for two special ions in Fayetteville were elec- ap- roved County by the Election Washington Commission Don Maguire as permanent chairman, replacing Mrs. Ann Henry, who resigned. The group voted to ask Washington County Judge Vol Lester to hire a part-time assistant for the commission unlil the general election. Secretary Richard Hipp saii with the length of the ballot and the use of voting machines, the commission felt it is necessary to have a person who can devote the necessary time to preparing for the election. A formal request will be made lo Judge Lester early next week. . ·· : NEWS BRIEFS Drowns In River OZARK, Ark. (AP) -- Recovery operations are to resume oday near here for the body of Yark Weiderkher, 15, of Altus, who apparently drowned in the Arkansas River. Franklin County authorities dentifed the youth as the son f Leo Wiederkher, head of Wiederkher Wines of AHus. Officials spent about eight lours searching for the body Thursday. Won't Build Plant BENTONVILLE -- Mayor Ernest Lawrence has been notified by officials of the Libby - Owens Ford glass plant that the firm has changed its mind and will not be building a plant in Bentonville. Plans now call for construe tion of the plant In Mountain Home, according to the letter Lawrence received from the firm. No reason was given for the change of plans. Libby-Owens had begun site preparation on acreage it had purchased in Bentonville, according to Chuck Davis, Chamber of Commerce manager. Movement of equipment has alerady begun. Davis called the change in plan "discouraging." Loses Wing Tip SYDNEY, Australia (AP) -A Pan American 747 jelline with 92 persons aboard landei safely today after losing a bit piece of its left wing as it wa approaching Sydney airport. A Pan Am spokesman said c piece 20 feet long and 3 fee wide of the left foreflap fell of about 12 mlies before the plan touched down on a flight f r o n Fiji. Mining Compromise WASHINGTON (AP) - Th House has rejected strip minin bills favored by segments o the coal induslry and environ mentalisls and turned its atten tion to a compromise. The House first voted down 255 lo 156, on Thursday a hi that would have establishe relatively mild strip minin_ standards. Then it rejected, 3! to 69, a bill by cnvironmenta isls to phase out strip minin completely. Coupons Stored WASHINGTON (AP)-Emer gency gasoline rationing coi pons printed during t h e re cent energy crisis are stored i secret warehouses in case of fi turc shortages, the Fedcra Energy Administration said tc day. But whether the latest statis cs demonstrate a recession i irtually certain to become a olitieaHy - charged' debate resident Nixon vowed las anuary there would he no re ession- :- .The National Bureau of Eco omic Research, the independ nt organization that is th emi-official arbiter of reces ons, already has served notic iat t\yo consecutive quarlerl rops in Gross National Pro( ict is not the sole measure o ecession. Depth and duratio also count, the bureau says. ACTUAL DECLINE Thus, the actual decline ross National Product ove he first six months was abo\ per cent, compared with rop of no more than l.G pe ent in the last two recessions ut unemployment so far thi ear has risen no higher tha ,2 per cent. In the five rcces ions since World War II tha ate has not been lower tha .1 per cent. Meanwhile, House . Speake arl Albert said, on Thursda hat the nation cannot surviv dmintstration economic po cies that mean fewer jobs an conomic stagnation. Albert said in a House speec tiat an obvious solution to in lation is wa'ge and price con rols. However, when Congres ave that power to Presiden 'feon, the result was an incqu able program, badly admini. ercd, Albert said. TV Coverage Act WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th louse Rules Committee h 'otecl lo permit live broadca 'overage of the Judiciary Com mittee's impeachment debat f the Judiciary panel concurs The three commercial tel ision networks said they we: ready to provide the covers;, an a daijy rotation basis, an he Public Broadcasting Ser ce said it would offer vide .aped replays each evenin; .he 246-staiion public TV sy :em. Rainfall Lack Creates Area Fire Hazard By DORH1S HENDRICKSON TIMES Staff Writer The hot, dry weather exper- nccd during Ihc past week in orlhwest Arkansas has sent eclrieal and water consump- on soaring, created a massive re hazard and is playing ha- oc with family gardens planted! n the hopes of alleviating the gh cost of eating. The last measurable rainfall ecordcd by the weaUier service or this area was .02 which fell . Drake Field on July 15. How- vcr, (hat was described as an elated shower and did not af- ect all areas of the city. Rainfall for the month ot July otals 1.14 inches, one inch of 'hich fell on July 3 and 4. \gain, not all areas henefitted rom tile shower. Donald Downey of the weath- r service at the University of \rkansas said that normal rain- all for the year to date is about G inches and "we've had 25 ndies." That, he said, "just goes to show how deceiving fi- ures can be." Heavy spring rains proceeded lie drought. The area has experienced !aytime temperatures in excess of 90 degrees for 14 consecutive days. The last dale on which daytime temperature did not each 90 degrees was July 5. Tlie extended. forecast indicates only' a slight chance ot solaled afternoon showers in .he near future. Water consumption in Fay- llevillle hit its peak of the year 'hursday when nearly 9.5 mil- 'ion gallons of water were used, iily -engineer Paul Mattkc said hat although that figure is almost doubled the normal con- .umplion of 5.5 million gallons a day, there is no prospect oE ·my water shortage in Fayefle- ville. BURNING UP The city has the capacity to treat and distribute more than 16 million gallons per day. The only problem foreseen, Mattke says is that in some areas of marginal pressure s o m e residents may experience short periods of low pressure d u r i n g the peak usage hours. County Agent Carl Rose said that home gardens, e x c e p t where irrigation is possible, ara "just burning up." He said a few which have been heavily mulched are getting by "pretty good" -but added that unless jcneral rainfall comes in the near future, even those mulched iardens will be suffering. Pastures are also being destroyed, Rose said, since few farmers in this area have the means to irrigate. Orchards are also beginning to suffer where 'rrigation is not possible. The apple orchards which are being irrigated are holding up nicely, he said. The danger of grassland or woodland fire is extremely high, according to district forester Everett Hill. Hill urged residents to use caution with any fire. "While the fields are still green," Hill said, "the moisture content is so low that the ignition point is growing lower every day -- especially during the heat of the day." Any spark could set off a fire which would he difficult to control. A spokesman for Ozarka Electric Cooperative Corp. said the usage of electricity is climbing every day with usage now some five per cent more than the previous peak and approaching 55 megawatts. Stuart Thomas said the firm is experiencing g o m e transformer failure in areas whera (CONTINUED OK PAGE TWO) Bonds For Poor Men Charged In Sale Of Heroin Reduced Bonds for four Oklahoma men charged with selling 10.7 ounces of heroin lo a federal undercover agent in Fayetteville July 10 have been reduced 50 per cent by Washington Circuit Court Judge Maupin Cummings. Cummings, in an order filed Thursday afternoon, reduced the bond for e a c h of the four from 5500,000 to $250.000. The four arc Frank J. Freeman, 31, and Herod Louis Boyd 26, both of Tulsa; Maurice Derrick, 22, of Muskogee and Clarence J. Roland Jr., 33, of Ok asked that Ihe bond be reduced rom Ihe $500,000 to $25,000 for each defendant, Cummings, in overruling Ilia motion to reduce bail, cited tho street value ot the heroin, the fact that Derrick is charged with two other counts of tho sale of heroin, the distance of :he defendants hometowns from Fayelteville and tho allegation that the car, of the four contained two were arrcslcd by mulgee. They _, federal, slate and city police after allegedly selling the heroin, with an estimated slrec value of $500,000, to the drug agent. Allorneys for the four hac tols. in which three were arrested, .22 caliber pis- After overruling Ihe defense motion, Cummings then ordered the bail cut in half on tho court's own motion. Attorneys for the four ars expected to appeal the order to the state Supremo Court today.

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