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INSIDE- For women v 3 Editorial .....-.-..,-. : 4 Sports · .....v, 3 .-. 5 Church Directory .;... 6 Comics ;., V...T. 8 Classified .-..-. .3.. 9-11 Amusements . 12 115th YEAR-NUMBER 36 Jtortfjtoesit The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIILE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- ConUnued clear to partly. cloudy skies with hot d a y i and mild nights through Sun., day. Overnight low 65. L o w i tonight in the mid 70s w i t h highs Sunday in the mid to up-' per 90s. Sunset today 8:31; sunrise Sunday 6ll5. Weather map on page I PAGES-TEN CENTS Lowell Woman Arrested After Five Die In Wild Shooting Spree Disappointed ^ Jimmy Hoffa, former Te'am- . slers Union president, . re. veals his disappointment In Detroit after learning t h a t District Judge John Pratt rilled that President Nixon acted within his constitutional power, in restricting Hoffa from participating in union affairs until 1980. (AP Wire- photo) Apparent Discrepancy Seen In Transcript Given House Panel WASHINGTON (AP) - An apparent discrepancy in dates in a White House transcript brought renewed complaints from members of the House Judiciary Committee today that they have-not-'been-'given the whole Watergate story in their impeachment inquiry. The partial transcript, presented by White House lawyer James St. Clair as part of a March 22, 1973, conversation between President Nixon and his former chief of staff, H. R. Haldeman,: appears to refer to an event that took place on March 23. St. Clair offered it Thursday as a last-minute piece of evidence- intended to show Nixon did not know or approve of hush money payments to Watergate burglar Howard Hunt. ,.In the 2'A page excerpt provided by St. Clair, President Nixon, commenting about either Hunt or G. Gordon Liddy in connection with the Watergate break-in, said "the judge gave him 35 years." . But neither Hunt nor Liddy were sentenced by U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica until the following day- TAKEN BY SURPRISE Committee members, starting a 'second day of closed-door briefings on ..impeachment evi dence by Special 'Counsel John Doar, appeared to be taken by surprise by the development but many were quick to react. "That figures," said Rep George Danielson, D-Calif That is just part of the pat- ern that has been going on. 'he coverup has not ended." Rep. Hamilton .Fish, R-N.Y., aid until St. Clair offers an ex- lanation he should be given he benefit of . doubt that it ight^ be an 'error. "But if, in fact, knowingly nd on purpose we were given alse evidence, I think that is a ery serious matter," Fish aid. Rep. Jerome Waldie, D-Calif. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Theaters Emptied LONDON (AP) -- About 2,000 persons were forced to evac . uate two theaters and a movie house on London's West Enc when they were threatened by two, nearby fires Friday, police said. The first fire broke out in the underground corridors of St Martin-in-thc-Fields church jus off Trafalgar Square. The sec ond fire occurred about 100 yards church. at a from Arm-Twisting Lobbying Out HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) -flee President Gerald R. Ford aid he won't engage in any 'arm-twisting lobbying" to vard off President Nixon's pos- ible impeachment by the House. "I think that's an insult to most members of the House," Ford said. At the same time, the vice president, who maintains evi- ience does not exist to prove Nixon has committed any im- peaehable offense, said he will :ampaign for republicans in this fall's elections on a "Highly ·selective jasis. but still unspecified Ford himself appeared slight- y confused as to what that bass is. He told a news conference Friday afternoon in Roanoke, Va., that he might well campaign for and support Democratic candidate who had shown support for Nixon administration policies. STAND MODIFIED En route by plane to Hot Springs he modified that stand and repeated earlier statements that there may be some Demotic c a n d i d a t e s whose districts he will not enter in support of their Republican opponents. "I have no plans to cam(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Fires Raging In Embattled Cyprus City NICOSIA Cyprus (AP) -- B'ires raged this morning in the embattled capital of Cyprus In the wake of the Turkish invasion of the Island. The air was filled with the sounds of war. Turkish F4 Pantom jets made repeated passes over the city, striking at the airport and G r e e k CMypriot positions in many areas. From the vantage point of a six-story building, fires were visible in at least 10 areas in and around the city. The heaviest fires were at the airport and near a Greek Cypriot camp on the western end of the city. Nicosia shook with the sounds of the bombing and the scream of jets overhead being fired at by anti-aircraft guns. Fierce fire was traded by Greek and Turkish Cypriot forces along the line that devides them in the city. It could be heard clearly. Residents of the capital clustered in stairwells, basements and other parts of their homes seeking shelter from the fighting. Many held portable transistor radios to their ears trying to determine what was happening. APPEAL TO TURKS Greek Cypriot radio appeals n English and Turkish told Turks to "ignore your leaders who are leading you into peril. Greek soldiers have been ordered not to harm anyone." Hundreds of young Greek Cypriot men who had reported to mobilization centers stood by waiting for orders. One ypung man who studied for 10 years at the University of California in Los Angeles said: "This should have been settled peacefully." "I hope the Turks stay over in their area. I also hope the Americans intervene. They are the only ones who can do anything." . · 1 But another Greek Cypriot blamed the United States for the trouble. "The Amierican CIA is known to be supporting the Greek colonel," she said. "They are to blame for this." Another young man who was mobilized was asked what ins t r u c t i o n s he received. "Nothing yet," he said. "I don't even have a gun." But thousands did and many rushed to the Turkish sector borders to join the escalating fighting. One Cypriot watching the fighting from a rooftop said he thought maybe the Greek Cypriots were moving towards a Turkish village at the edge of the city. Correspondents staying at the plush Lydra Palace Hotel scrambled out of bed just after B a.m. to watch Turkish paratroopers drop into the city. Landing Remembered WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Apollo 11 astronauts are taking part in Washington ceremonies this weekend to commemorate the fifth anniversary of man's first landing on the moon. Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. and Michael Collins planned a news conference today at the Smithsonian Institution, where Collins is director of the Air and Space Museum. --AP Wirephoto BEFORE THE INVASION ... smiling national guardsmen man machine-gun nest in downtown Nicosia before-Turkey landed troops on tlie island , : - : , . - . , . . . . . . " Greece Begins Mobilization Turkish Troops /nvctcfe Cyprus 1 · ' · ' . i · " . · · - - · · , . / § Described As Two-Fold Israelis See Arab Riches As Future Threat A News Analysis By R. GREGORY NOKES JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli government officials .say they believe the vast accumulation of wealth in Arab oil-producing countries poses a new threat to two-fold, as Israel's future. The threat- is they see it. First, the wealth makes possible virtually unlimited defense expenditures by the Arabs. Second, it could buy influence in the United States at Israel's expense. Haim Bar-Lev, Israel's minister of commerce and former army chief of staff, points to the recent U-S. decision to sell a nuclear reactor to Egypt as an example of how now Arab influence could hurt Israel. Bar-Lev said the decision wasn't necessary and creates "a very high risk and danger to the world, not only Israel." The accumulation of wealth v In the Arab world comes at a time when Israel is losing mon-i ey. It faces a $13.3 billion defi-! cit in its balance of payments this year, government economists say. There is a steady and enormous drain on Israel's re- s o u r c e s for defense expenditures, estimated by Bar- Ley at 40 per cent of its gross national product. Total reserves of oil-producing nations, on the other,hand, inluding non-Arab countries, are expected to exceed 470 billion by the end of this year and double next year, according to the Chase Manhattan Bank of New York. Saudi Arabia alone is expected to have a $15 to $20 billion in 1974, according to U.S. government estimates. He said Israel wants U.S. assurances that it will be guaranteed ,1 supply of oil if existing sources are denied the Israelis. Israel receives about half of its oil from the captured Egyp- Jan wells in the Sinai peninsula. The source of the remainder, which is imported, is jovernment secret although Iran has been named in foreign ^ reports to be one source. The U.S. .view, as expressed iy Treasury Secretary William E- Simon during his tour ol Middle East countries, is that the key to peace in the Middle East may well be rapid economic development in the Arab countries. To this end, the United States is offering development assistance, to Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, as well as Israel. Israel also is promoting economic cooperation as a step toward peace. Yigal Alien, the Israeli deputy prime minister, said during Simon's visit here that Israel Is prepared to participate in joint development projects with the Arab coun NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Greece declared a general Bloody lighting raged today in Cyprus on the first day of a massive Turkish invasion by sea and air. Turkish . jets bombed and strafed much of the strategic Mediterranean island, including the capital, Nicosia, and · the area between Nicosia and Ky- renia, a . resort town on the north coast. . Airborne troops made at/least four drops on the island, three in and around the capital, which is 10 miles inland from Kyrenia. Fires burned in Nicosia. mobilization and moved troops :oward its border . with Turkey raising the possibility of a 'direct clash between ' the North Atlantic Treaty Organization al- ies. United Nations, peacekeeping forces -that .have been on Cyprus for 10 years, were reported trying to arrange cease- fires in some areas. 'A British forces radio report said fighting nad. been halted for 3'A hours in [he Limassol area of southern Cyprus while convoys evacuated forefgn nationals from Li- HJfflllEiHB^ NEWS BRIEFS Raised Again DETROIT, Mich. (AP) -American Motors Corp. has announced its fifth price increase of the 1974-model year, a $33 average boost on the firm's car and Jeep prices effective Sunday. * AMC price increases during She current model year now total an average $349 a vehicle 5 over 1973 year-end prices. The firm cited spiraling cost " pressures Friday in hiking the r price of i Its compact Hornet models $75 to $2 82-1 for a four- door coupe and $50 to $3,049 for a Sportabout wagon. Boil Refused NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider refusing bail for former Army Lt. William L, Calley who was ' court-martialed on charges of - killing 22 Vietnamese at the vil- a lage of My Lai. j The decision Friday was against a rehearing' by' all '15 n judges of the ruling by a three, judge appellate panel to revoke a his bail. The court did not dis- J close the vote on the matter but * two judges filed a dissent, an- 1 other said he had voted to re- e consider and a fourth said he " did not vote. e - Fire Exchanged s SEOUL, Korea (AP) -- The Defense Ministry said one of its j- ships seized a North Korean 3- spy boat in the Yellow Sea to s- day after an exchange of fire in r, which three,': North ' Koreans e were killed. But North Korea r- called the claim "a sheer fab it rication." V Youngster Drowns WEST FORK - Terry Lee irubbs, 5, son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Grubbs of Route 1, drowned Friday at a swimming lole on the west fork' of t h e While River. Sheriff Bill Long's office said the boy was playing in shallow water with other children. Mrs. Grubbs said she missed t h e child and began looking f o r him. He was found within 10 minutes. The child 'Was rushed to Washington Regional Medica Center but all attempts to revive him were unsuccessful; ; Appears In Public TOKYO (AP) -- Chinese Premier Chou En-lai, who hat seen reported recuperating 'rom an illness early this month,' made his first public appearance today in two weeks. Peking's official Hsinhua news agency reported Choi met and had a "cordial am friendly"; talk to Peking this afternoon with Maj. Sani Souna Sid o, leader of a Niger government delegation and vice president of the Supreme Military Council of Niger. Body Found OZARK, Ark. (AP) -- The body of 15-year-old Mark Wie- derkher of Altus was found early today in the Arkansas River about a half-mile west of Art ansas 23 bridge authorities sa^c Searchers who were working from boats found the body about 4:30 a-m; Draggiirg operations,' called off at nightfall Friday, had been scheduled to resume at 7:30 a.m. tries prior to a {(Jrmal peace, WIllUllllDtnillllU^ massol to -a nearby British ase. Turkish F4 Phantom fighter- ombers:hit a mental hospital i Nicosia, killing at least 20 lersons and wounding 60, an Associated Press photographer eported. Cyprus Radio, controlled- by ie military-backed · govern- nent that toppled the regime of Lrchbishop Makarios on Monlay, reported that six Turkish ilanes had been shot down. URGENT REQUEST At the request of Greece, the I.N. Security Council was summoned into urgent session in New York to take up the-invasion- The Turkish; attack early today was six days after the coup, which revived .fears by "^urkish Cypriots of annexation y Greece. Turkish planes bombed Greek ections. of Nicosia. Fires burned in at least 10 areas in and around Nicosia, the story at the airport and near a Greek ""-ypriot camp. Residents huddled in stairwells, basements and other t parts of their homes seeking shelter from the fighting. Many leld radios to their ears, trying to learn what was happening. In a broadcast six hours after the start of the invasion, Ecevil declared: "The Turkish government die not resort to armed action be fore all the other means were tried, but to no avail." He said that under treaties "Turkey is co-guarantor of th independence and constitution^ order of Cyprus, Turkey is ful filling her legal responsibility by taking this action .. ." Nikos Sampson, the Creel Cypriot installed as president in the coup that ousted Makarios broadcast to the Turkish com munity: "Your leadership i betraying you. In order to coy er up its internal weaknesses i is leading you into a grave ad venture, from which you wouli be the losers." In Washington, military pffi ·v cials said seven Soviet division had been alerted in wester and southern Russia in an ap parent show of support for th Turkish side. Pentagon spokesman Jerr; Friedheim said elements of th 6th Fleet "will approach close to Cyprus in order to enhanc our capability to evacuate U.S citizens, should that contin gency arise." As the fighting raged, ther were these developments; --The North Atlantic-Treat Organization niet Sri eriiergenc session this morning in Brussel on tho Cyprus conflict, Bot Greece and Turkey are mem --In Athens, the , Greek Su- r'eme Military Command went nto · emergency session to de- ide whether to go to war a- ainst Turkey. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWOI f* ll If t* Sixth Victim In Serious Condition A wild, post-midnight shooting spree that reached into Springdale, Lowell, and Farmington left five persons dead and .a sixth critically wounded this morning. Fayetteyille police captured a woman identified as Shirley Marie Curry, 37, of Lowell, disarmed her and turned her over to the Springdale police. Prosecutor Mahlon Gibson said he will know by Monday what charges will be filed. Dead are Jimmy Lee Curry^ 43, of 406 Michael St.. Springdale, Mrs. Curry's former husband; the couple's three children. Sabrina Marie Curry, 17, Richard Allen Curry, 14, and Jessie Lee Curry, 11; and Miss Jo Ann Drbphy, 31, of 1710 South Young St- in Springdale, Jimmy Lee Curry's step-sister. James Robert Dotson, 46, of Farmington, was shot and critically wounded about- 1:30 a.m. by a woman who knocked at the door of his trailer home and identified herself as "Shirr ley." Dotson was taken first to the Fayetteville Veterans Hospital suffering from wounds in the head nad back, then transferred to the VA Hospital at Little Rock CUSTODY CHANGED Police said the three Curry children had been living with Mrs. Curry, but custody was recently awarded to the father. Sabrina had recently left Mrs. Curry's.home in Lowell to Hva with her father at Springdale./ Sprhfgdale police said they were first, notified of the.inci- dents about 12:57 a.m. when they received a call on t h e shootings at the Jimmy Lee Curry home, where they found Curry and Sabrina dead. Curry's wife, Mrs. Saundra Mollenhoff Curry, apparently escaped by running out a back door of the residence. . : ; Springdale police broadcast a MEETING ON POST OFFICE The special meeting of officials to discuss saving the Old Post Office on the Square for use as a c i t y hall will be held at 7 p.m. Monday in Central F i r e Station. The meeting, between t h e Fayetteville Board of Directors, Fayetloville Housing Authority, Downtown Fayetteville Unlimited and t h e staff of the state department of housing and urban development is open to t h e public. Interested citizens asked to direct question to the city directors prior to the meeting or to put their questions in writing and submit them to the city manager's office by the meeting date. description of the woman driver of a pickup truck seen leaving the home, and the truck's license number. Acting on this information Lowell Marshal Marion Foster went to Mrs.- Curry's home, where he found Richard Allen Curry dead and Jessie Jee Curry wounded. Jessie Lee died later at Springdale Memorial Hospital- Later the body of M i s.s Brophy was found at her honie in Springdale. Police believe her death is related to the other slayings. / Before Miss Brophy's body was found ,at 3:J2 a.m., Fayetteville Patrolmen Gen Phillips and Frank Upton spotted the pickup truck described by Springdale authorities. They stopped the truck on Wedington Drive at Sang Avenue and arrested Mrs. Curry. The two officers said they foind a .38 caliber revolver on the seat of the pickup near Mrs, Curry's right leg. Police speculated that Richard Allen : and Jessie Lei Curry were shot first at NTS, Curry's home in Lowell. They believe the next victims were Jimmy Lee and Sabrina Curry, Miss Brophy's murder is believed to have been the last death, followed by the wounding of Dotson at Farmington. Mrs. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) U.S. Proposes An Immediate Cease-Fire In Cyprus Fight WASHINGTON (AP)--The Jnited States today proposed an immediate cease-fire n Cyprus and urged Greek, Turkish and.Cypriot officials go :q London for a meeting on sct- .ling the crisis. State Department spokesman Robert Anderson said the United States proposal was being made to the United Nations Security Council and was being co-sponsored by France and Great,Britain. At the United Nations, Security Council members sought agreement behind the scenes for a cease-fire in the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Diplomatic sources said several drafts for a resolution were in circulation, including the one authorized by the United States. During a brief news conference; 'Anderson said the ultimate goal behind the American proposal was "a return to the constitutional arrangements in Cyprus," He did not explain if this meant restoration to power ot Archbishop Makarios, the Cy- riot president who was forced 'rom power earlier this week by the Greek-led Cypriot National Guard. American diplomatic activity appeared aimed at convincing the Turkish invaders to stop . where they now stand in Cyprus and to prevent Greece 'rom sending its own forces to the Mediterranean island. Ranking U.S. officials in W a s h i n g t o n m e t Saturday morning at the White House as an urgent meeting of the Washington Special Action Group was called to deal with the situation. The WSAG is an interdepartmental group especially designed for crisis problems. Deputy Secretary of Stale Robert Ingersoll chaired the Saturday meeting in the absence of Secretary ot State Henry. Kissinger. ^

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