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Tuesday, July 23, 1974
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INS1DE- For women 3 Editorial 4 Sports 6-7 Amusements 8 Comics 9 Classified 10-H 115th YEAR-NUMBER 39 Jlortfjtoegt rkanG The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JUIY 23, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST 1 - Conllnued very warm tonight; Not quite so hot Wednesday. C h a n c e of thundershowers through Wednesday. Low tonight low 70s with a high Wednesday in the mid 90s. Sunset today 8:29; sunrise Wednesday 6:17. PAGES-TEN CENTS Fate Of Old Post Office Building Linked To 'Fair Price By PAT DONAT TIMES Staff Writer "We are just where \ve started. It we want the property we have to pay a fair price. There is a degree of hope we can work out something and all parties are willing to work on it." This was Mayor Russell Purdy's succinct summary of a two and a half hour meeting on the Old Post Office Building Monday night at Central Fire Station. A' partisan crowd of about 300 wanting to see the building pre served listened to presentations by the citizen's group formed ,o save the building, the Fayetteville Board of Directors, Downtown Fayetteville Unlimited (DFU), the Little Rock area office of Housing and Urban Development and the Fayetteville Housing Authority (FHA). The meeting opened with Mayor Purdy setting the ground rules for the session which he d e s c r i b e d as a public "meeting," not a public "hearing." The public had been afforded an opportunity to send queries to city officials prior to the meeting. Cyrus Sutherland, spokesman for the citizen's group organized n May to block demolition of .he 20th century building, said the basic premise was that the Old Post Office should not be demolished but incorporated into the plan. · "A building with a plaza is better than a plaza without a building because the Square has been the site for a public building." he said. Sutherland maintained that the building concept makes better economic sense and an adaptive use would serve as a magnet to bring pedestrian traffic to the core of the town. He said the planning which calls for demolition is a major planning error which many feel strongly should be corrected. Sutherland also said it makes ;ense, from a conservation standpoint, to recycle the building. "It would be wanton destruction of urban wealth to tear it down," he said. He also told the group the building had been nominated to the National Register of Historic Places and the nomination was now in the hands of the s t a t e Review Commission, where it may or may not be approved for forwarding to Washington, D.C. His closing comment, Lets get together and come up with a plan to incorporate the Old Post Office into the Square plan," drew enthusiastic applause from the audience. Also speaking for the citizen's group was Frank Sharp, chairman of the Square Renewal Committee for DFU. who soli- citd a showing of support for saving the Old Post Office by asking those who favored it to stand up. The majority of those present indicated they supported the proposal. H'e suggested Urban] Renewal should give back the building instead of putting in an amphitheater or fountain. Paul Nblahd, a city director, said'this meeting was called in response to petitions signed by 5,000 citizens to explore possibilities.' "Many are beginning to visualize what the square will look^ like without a building and are haying second thoughts," he said.. Noland. .discussed the economic. . questions of expense of renovatipn,. and what would be a fair .market.value to the city He .also..noted that funds are ery limited from · city revenues. Carl Whillock, chairman of FHA, . expressed a willingness ,o cooperate. "We want to do what.citizens want and if there some way to save the Building'we are willing lo work with you," he said. He expressed regret that the same public concern and interest had not been shown when the plan was presented to the public before the FHA board accepted it several years ago. This was reiterated by Sterl ing Cockrill Jr., Little R o c k . acting director of the area HUD office. "HUD is in sympathy 'with preservation and had it been jrescnted in' 1969 they would certainly have-considered it. It his had been done, we wouldn't je here tonight," he said. Cockrill intimated that DFU passed up an opportunity to work out details with the city to convert the building into a city hall before they sold it to the Housing Authority. "Basic values change and DFU disposed of the building at a price the city can't afford (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Mrs. Curry Enters Plea Of Not Guilty As A New Leader Takes Over Fighting Erupts On Cyprus By The Associated Press The Greek Cypriot who took over the Cyprus presidency from the ousted Archbishop Makarios resigned today and a prominent figure in the old regime was named to replace him, Cyprus radio said. The move was seen as an attempt to reach a peace accord with Turkey. The British reported a new outbreak of fighting on Turkey's invasion beachhead in northern Cyprus near Kyrenia despite a cease-fire agreement accepted by all sides. Shortly before these developments, Turkey's deputy prime minister, Necmettiri Erbakan, renewed an old Turkish' demand for partition of the Mediterranean island between Greek and Turkish Cypfiots. Named to take over the Cypriot presidency was Glafocs Clerides, who was speaker oi he House of Representatives )efore Makarios was overthrown July 15 in a coup by the lational 'guard under the leadership of regular Greek army officers. The Cyprus radio broadcast said Clerides already had been sworn into office. Clerides, a lawyer, headed in- tercommunal talks with the Turks under Makarios' Nikos Sampson, who took over from Makarios after the national guard seized power and precipitated Turkey's invasion last Saturday, said in an address over the that Clerides, because of his experience, is better equipped to lead the nation. Sampson added that, he was stepping down with a clear conscience. He maintained that his actions since the coup had been 'motivated by a desire to avoid civil war between the Turkish and Greek communities which share the island 45 miles from Turkey in the Mediterranean. The fighting report came from the British Defense Ministry which said in London that ;he battle action was taking place as a Royal Navy task force was evacuating stranded Britons and other foreigners 'rom the northern coast. The ministry said the evacuation of about 2,500 foreigners was continuing without too much difficulty because the fighting was about six miles from the evacuation point. : The Defense Ministry said it had no details of the battle action. . The United Nations in New York. said troops of its peace force on Cyprus took over the airport at Nicosia, the Cypriot there. A U.N. headquarters spokesman said no details ol the Nicosia fighting were available to him but that he described it as "a new and serious breach of the cease-fire." The cease-fire, had been called for 10 a. m., EOT, Monday but fighting continued for several hours after that deadline. Then about six hours later, the U.N' command on Cyprus reported all quiet on.the island and that the cease-fire appeared to be holding. Earlier today, Associated Press correspondent Frank N. Hawkins Jr. reported from Nicosia . that sporadic fighting broke out along the so-called Green Line 'separating the Greek and Turkish communities but that in general the ceasefire had been honored by both sides. The dispatch was filed before the British and U.N. reports of new action. High Court Cuts Bonds The Arkansas Supreme Court Monday reduced bond for four Oklahoma men arrested July 10 in Fayetteville in connection with a "buy" of half a million dollars worth of heroin. Washington Circuit Court Judge Maupin Cummings had set bail on each of the four at $500,000 on a charge of possession of a controlled substance (heroin), with intent to deliver. Later Judge Cummings, on his own motion, reduced the bonds to §250,000 each. Bond for Frank J Freeman, 31, and Herod Louis Boyd, 26, both of Tulsa; and Clarence J. Roland, Jr., 33, of Okmulgee, was set at $50,000 each by the hrgh court. Bond for Maurice Derrick,. 22 of Muskogee, was set at $75,000 on the possession charge. Bonds of $30,000, $25,000. and $2;500. on charges of delivery of a con trolled substance and possession still stand against Derrick making his total bond $132,500. . All four are still in custody at the Washington County jail. Fayetleville attorney Erwin Davis argued before the Su preme Court Monday that the bonds of $500,000 were unreas onably high. Cummings had said the bond: were based on the street valu of the heroin. COUNCIL SEEKING POWER RECORDS LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Energy Council of Northwest Arkansas asked the state Public Service Commission Monday to subpoena all records of Southwestern'Elec- tric Power Co. and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. on a proposed 50-megawatt coal- fired power plant. The utilities want to construct such a plant near Gentry. The council, a group of private citizens, asked for all contracts, letters of understanding or similar documents related to t h e supply of low-sulphur coal which the utilities say they will receive from Wyoming for the plant. Tho council also wants all material related to the applicants' investigation of the feasibility of installing sulphur dioxide removal systems the proposed facility. International Cooperation Credited With Easing Crisis phui for ( Fulbright Uncommitted WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark., remained uncommitted Monday on the Consumer Protection Bill which was expected to come before the Senate today. High Winds Sweep Through Portions Of Greene County PARAGOULD, Ark. High winds roared (AP) through parlment to clear the high Greene County early today, hitting hardest at the Mounds community about 10 miles east of here. No injury was reported at Mounds. Roy Adams of the Greene County sheriff's office said he was the first officer on the scene this morning. Adams said the storm hit Mounds about midnight, but that authorities were unaware of the situation until about 6 a.m. because communications in Mounds were knocked out. "The highway pletely littered," way. He said destroyed was com- he said. "We had to call out the Highway De- one residence was and the conlents scattered over a half-mile area Officers said the people who owned the home were in Flori da on vacation. Adams sai( ;rees were down and that sev eral barns had been blown away. Adams also said one boa was wrapped around a tree am that a tree had fallen across a new pickup truck, causing ex tensive damage. He also saif large cotton trailers wer turned upside down in nearb; fields. There were numerous report- of tornadoes being sighted i the county. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sec- retar yof State Henry A. Kissinger says he believes the Cyprus crisis has been overcome through international cooperation. Kissinger told reporters on Monday of a series of telephone calls he made to world leaders in search of peace in Cyprus. Kissinger said that a? a result of the international cooperation, "we believe . . . that rather complicated crisis which h a d d a n g e r s o f internationalization has been overcome." Meanwhile, Undersecretary f Stale Joseph J. Sisco said he 5 cautiously optimistic the ease-fire on Cyprus will hold However, he warned that it is a very complicated situation.' Sisco returned lo Washington arly today after a series of meetings with Greek and Tur ish leaders. Kissinger s a i d the United tales and .the Soviet Union onsulted each other abou yprus and said the United tates foresees no complica- ions involving Soviet - Amen can relations. OUTLINES CALLS Kissinger also outlined a ound of telephone calls he hat vith leaders of Turkey, Greece nd key NATO countries. . But it was not until late Sun day when reports of possibli political upheaval in Greeci jave the situation "a particula irgency" that the United State took the lead in solving th problem, the secretary said. Kissinger said he then callei Turkish Prime Minister Bulen Ecevit on Sunday evening am made a concrete proposal. This amounted to a cease-fir proposal to be followed a quickly as possible by negolia .ions between Greece and Tur key under Bhitish auspices. The three nations are rcspoi sible for the Cyprus' indepenc 1960 treaty tha colonial rule cnce under a ended British the island. Kissinger indicated peac talks planned to begin in Gen eva Wednesday would deal no only with the present militar confrontation over Cyprus bu also with problems that hav plagued it for years. The United States intends participate at the conference a an observer, Kissinger sai A r c h b i s h o p Makarios, tl ousted Cypriot president, wou ot have a role in the Geneva ilks, at least Kissinger said. Kissinger and i private for wvnomonday at the outset, Makarios met about an hour and Makarios Murder Trial Is Scheduled For Oct. 16 ' Trial is scheduled Oct. 16 and 17 in Washington Circuit Court for Mrs. Shirley Curry, 37, Route 1, Lowell, on charges of murdering her ex-husband and daughter. Mrs. Curry pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity Monday afternoon -- through her attorney and a brother and a sister, who appeared at her second arraignment.. . Mrs. Curry had appeared for arraignment Monday morning and offered the innocent plea through her attorney. Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings ruled that.Mrs. Curry would have to respond to the Court personally before he could accept a plea. Mrs. Curry refused to do so. and was returned to her 'cell at the Washington County-Jail. Later 'Mrs. Curry was returned to court -- with another attorney -- and made her plea through him. There is no bond on the charge --, capital felony murder -- which can carry the death sentence. Police said Mrs. Curry was angered at losing custody of her children in Washington Chan eery Court last week. FIVE LEFT DEAD T h e Saturday morning shooting spree resulted in the death of Mrs. Curry's ex-hus band, Jimmy L. Curry, 42, and daughter Sabrina, 17, both of Springdale; Curry's step-sister, Jo Ann Brophy, 27, of Springdale; and Mrs. Curry's two .id he was encouraged held me that be was in favor of e constitulional order in yprus." Asked, to elaborate, lakarios said, "The sequence the constitutional order, I link, is obvious." Kissinger said a return to ower by Makarios "is certain- nol excluded" b ythe United tates. Police Foil Burglary S P R I N G D A L E -- Police nterrupted a burglary in profess at City Pharmacy on (TIMESphoto by Hay'Gray) MULTIPLE-MURDER SUSPECT ARRAIGNED .. .Mrs. Curry, accompanied by attorney Richard Hipp, wails outside courtroom 2nandt Avenue midnight today shortly after- and arrested wo Springdale youths. Acting on a tip from a citizen vho said he saw two boys prowling in the vicinity of the [rug store, police arrived and ound one of the boys inside he building loading drugs into . trash can. About $540 in prescription nedicine had been stashed into he can before police arrived. Using a key obtained from ;tore owner Charles Hovey, officers entered the front of the wilding and found the youth jad locked himself in the bathroom. Sgt. Larry Luker kicked the door from its hinges and arresled the boy. The second youth, 16, was arrested a few blocks away rom the drug store at Hwy. 71 and Highland Avenue. His car was found parked in front of 712 Young St., around corner from City Pharmacy. None of the drug store merchandise was found in his possession While the two were being booked at the police station, the 17-year-old boy fainted. Taken lo Springdale Memorial Hospital, the youth was said. to be suffering from an overdose of drugs. He remains in serious condition at the hospital today. The other youth is being held !n the city jail on $2,500 bond. Jesse · L. Curry, 11, both of Lowell. The two younger children were found at Mrs. Curry's Senton County home by police officers after Springdale police were notified of the shooting at the Curry home in Springdaie. Murder charges were filed against Mrs. Curry Monday in (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO! Terrorists Caught TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -Security forces caught a team of six Arab guerrillas Monday after a bomb one of them was placing went oft prematurely, the semi-official Israeli state radio reported today. The report said the bomb was being placed near a public building in Jenin, on the occupied West Bank, and the explosion wounded one of the guerrillas. The Arabs were residents of the West Bank but had been trained in guerrilla bases in Jordan and Syria, the report said. House Panel P WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the evidence in and the arguments made, members of the House Judiciary Committee are turning to tactics and strategy n preparation for their crucial decision on whether President SJixon should be impeached. At party caucuses and private meetings being held regularly, Democrats are searching for the best way to bring articles of impeachment to a vole while Republicans are planning countermoves. Democrats found , themselves divided at a caucus Monday night over whether to plunge in with a proposed article of impeachment when debate opens Wednesday, or start with a general resolution on impeachment and leave specific articles to be proposed later. Republicans are opposing suggestions that one article be repares For Cn 'oted on before another is of- crcd, preferring to have all the voting at the end. They don't ike the prospect of a snowball effect in case an early article is approved. Also proving troublesome to the Democrats is the order in which they will propose articles. Some favor going with the strongest first while others would prefer to test the waters with a marginal one. A new dimension was addecl to the debate and voting procedures Monday when the committee voted to allow live television and radio coverage of the sessions. Some Democrats fear the Republicans will resort lo delaying tactics in an effort to produce gavel-banging rulings by Chairman Peter W. Ro- clino Jr., D-N.J., lhat would give an appearance of stifling debate. icial Decision Rodino said Monday t h a t , ha vas prepared to give each of he 38 members 15 minutes to discuss impeachment in general terms, a total of nearly 10 lours for the committee's 38 members. That should consuma the first two days of debate. After that members would ba recognized to propose articles of impeachment and to offer amendments to them, with each member entitled to five minutes on each article or amendment. Rodino al one time had hoped to conclude the committee's deliberations by Saturday, but most members now expect the proceedings lo run al least unli] next Tuesday. James D. St. Clair, Nixon's impeachment defense lawyer, added his (ouch of strategy Monday when he sent a letter (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) On Impeachment Action Networks To Air Hearings WASHINGTON (AP) -- The' House and its Judiciary Committee have voted to a l l o w broadcasters to switch on equipment that has been gathering dust since the opening minutes of the impeachment inquiry 10 weeks ago. Television and radio broadcasting is scheduled to start Wednesday, the exact time depending on when committee members conclude discussions of the procedures for deciding whelher to impeach President Nixon. The ABC, CBS and NBC television networks said they will televise the hearings live in a rotation plan similar lo the one they adopled in early June a year ago during Ihe Senate Watergate hearings. The House and committee stipulated that the broadcasts must not be interrupted by commercials. Judiciary members voted to allow television lights, which will make possible color telecasts. Broadcast technicians installed cables and cameras in the committee's Rayburn Office Building hearing room T" 'V _ beginning of evidenciary hear- schedule, the first 10 hours of $45,000. But after several brief statements at the first hearing, Ihn committee excluded the broadcasters. Several brief sessions have been open to the public, but cameras were barred. There will be four television cameras in the committee room, two scanning committee members, and two shooting over their shoulders toward the audience. According to the committee ings on May 9. Installation was supervised by the American Broadcasting Company, which put the cost at programming will consist of 15- minute statements by each of tho 38 commiltee members. The next 20 hours will be spent on amending and voting the proposed impeachment articles. The committee is expected lo complete action on recommendations early next week, possibly Tuesday. In the 316-40 House vote to allow broadcasting of committee meetings. 196 Democrats and 150 Republicans supporled tha measure while 17 Democrats and 23 Republicans opposed it. A few hours later the committee voted 31 to 7 to approve a resolution admitting tha broadcast media to the debates. Seventeen Democrats a n d 14 Republicans backed it; threa Democrats and four Republi* cans were against it.

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