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IN51DE- Editorlal ...T 6 For Women .,;..,,..£......... 7 Sports . 15-17 Amusements ., ,. 20 Comics ...,. ;=;.... 24 Classified ,..»:,...;.;.... 25-27 115th YEAR-NUMBER 40 Jlorthtoesit Tha Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy and · warm wltH very slight chance of thundershowers through Thursday.- Overnight low 71. Lows tonight mid to upper 60s witti: highi Thursday in the low to mid 90s. Sunset today 8:28, sunrise- Thursday 6:18. · ' . . - · ' · Weather map on pag« (.· ' · PAGES--TEN CENTS High Court Rules Against President Nixon Loses Backer As Historic Debate On Ouster Begins ' --AP Wirephoto NOW FAVORS IMPEACHMENT ., .Hogan sdys Tie believes Nixon should be removed from office At Special Board Session Administrator 01 Medical Center Resigns The- surprise resignation of Richard Williams, administrator of " Washington Regional Medical Center since September 1971, was accepted Tuesday by the center's Board of Governors. The board, meeting in special session at noon, accepted Williams request that Tuesday be his final day at the Center. Prior to Tuesday's called meeting there had been no surface i n d i c a t i o n s that Williams planned to leave his post. The hospital has just completed a major fund-raising campaign and is on the eve of a large expansion program. In his formal letter of resignation Williams said he would leave the hospital Sept. ' 13. However, board. chairman Joe McKim said Williams later set Tuesday , as his (inal day because he did not want to be placed in the position of being a "lame duck" administrator. Williams' letter of resignation said he felt "some one else can do a better job of administering the institution" and gave his resignation date effective Sept. 13. The resignation was accepted, according to McKim, with a "great deal of reluctance." The motion to accept the resignation came in an open meeting following a 20-minute executive session. McKim said the House Com mittee headed by Ken Bartholo mew will start an immediate search for a successor. He saU applications will be acceptec immediately to fill the position Dale Ducote, the assistant ad ministrator, will serve as acting Hometown Pressure WASHINGTON (AP) pro-impeachment lobby is try ing to put hometown pressur on several key Republican con gressmen whose votes could b crucial when the House Jud ciary Committee decides whi ther to recommend impeacl ment of President Nixon. The National Committee o the Presidency, Inc., a regi, tered lobbying group, recent] bought full-page advertisemen in several small Midwester and upstate New York new papers calling attention to tl Impeachment inquiry. Scored Named LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) former Texas Tech quarte back, John Scovell, has bee named as a Texas Tech repr sentative to the Board of Dire tors of the Cotton Bowl Athlel Association. Scovell played at Texas Tei from 1965-65. He led Tech to i first conference victory ov Texas in 1967. dministrator until a successor named. McKim said. Williams had not scussed his future plans with m. Williams was unavailable r comment. Williams came to the hospital ; assistant administrator in Parr May Face Bribery Count WASHINGTON (AP) -- atergate prosecutors say they iay bring bribery charges gainst a dairy cooperative of- cial in connection with Predent Nixon's 1971 increase of ederal milk price supports. One of the co-op officials who romised $2 million for Nixon's 972 campaign, David L. Parr, leaded guilty Tuesday to con- piring to donate up to $222,450 n corporate money and serves illegally to' six candidates, icluding Democrats Hubert II "umphrey and Wilbur D. Mills But in a letter filed with the ourt, the prosecutors saic 'arr's guilty plea won't give ,im immunity from prosecution n possible charges of bribery nd conspiracy "in connection vith the March 25, 1971, milk irice support decision." ORDERED MARCH 23 That increase was ordered by 'resident Nixon March 23, anc ie public announcement wa. eld up tvyo days while presi dential aides obtained con irmation of Parr's $2 million romise. Parr's group and tw ister co-ops donated $63.2.500. The House Judiciary Com mittee is deliberating whethe o include a milk-fund briberj charge against Nixon in any ft ure articles of impeachment Tuesday's court proceedin irought the first official state ment that the Watergate prose cutors also are considerin jribery charges against person nvolved in the affair. Parr was second-in-comman at Associated Milk Producers Inc. of San Antonio, .Tex., th nation's largest dairy-farme cooperative, until he was ouste in an internal shakeup January 1972. _ _ _ 8 from Hartford, Ky. am later succeeded the late Glen W. Estes. A native of Shawnee, Okla., Williams holds a bachelor of science degree in business accounting and has served in hospital administration since 1955. Discusses Pledge WASHINGTON (AP) -Cal ornia Lt. Gov. Ed Reineck has admitted discussing an In ternational Telephone Tel graph Co. ITT pledge of poll ical money with former Alt Gen. John N. Mitchell in Mz 1971, but says he was poor questioned and under stress a Senate probe of the financi promise. ALL HE WANTS IS HIS MULE SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -Lynn Wall says all he wants is his mule. But authorities say Monopoly won't be sprung until somebody pays his feed Monopoly is worth bill. ' "Old . . $1,000," said Wall, 56, a retired San Francisco cabbie now living in Virginia City, Nev. "But I ain't gonna pay that fine, even if it's a nickel." M o n o p o l y , a specially trained show animal, was "arrested" July 5 while Wall was grazing the animal at 3 a.m. on the lawn at city hall. " . . . I didn't have no place to feed him, so we just walked over to the mall," Wall explained. "That's when all hell broke loose." W A S H I N G T O N (AP) -President Nixon's hopes of avoiding impeachment have suffered a setback on the eve of the House Judiciary Committee's historic debate today. Rep. Lawrence J. Hogan, a conservative and one of those committee Republicans counted On to oppose impeachment, announced Tuesday he supports impeachment. Hogan is the first committee Republican to announce he will vote for impeachment. His decision touched off open talk of impeachment in the Republican cloak roonu The debate, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CDT, will be carried nationally on television and radio. A vote on whether to recommend impeachment is expected by Friday or Saturday. Hogan's announcement triggered a prediction by one GOP member that as many as seven of t h e 17 committee Republicans may end up calling f o r Nixon's impeachment. Hogan said in an interview Tuesday night that he expected eight Republicans to vote for impeachment. All 21 Democrats are believed ready to vote for at least one article of impeachment. Another GOP member, who said he has expected about 40 Republicans to vote for im- ference, which he did not re turn, and one from Vice President Gerald R. Ford. He said Ford only questioned the timing of his announcement and did not try to influence iiim. Appearing on the House floor shortly after his announcement Hogan met with hostility as (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Politics Of Impeachment Illustrated A News-Analysis By CARL P. LEUBSDOBF WASHINGTON (AP) -- I calling for President Nixon impeachment, Rep. Lawrenc J. Hogan has graphically illus trated the political side of th forthcoming struggle. congressiona Warm Weather To Continue peachment, raised his estimate to 80 after Hogan's views be : came known. QUITE OBVIOUS Rep. John B. Anderson of Illinois, the third-ranking Republican in the House, said, "It seems to me quite obvious that Mr. Hogan's statement is convincing evidence that the committee is disposed to vote one or more articles and I would gather that the House would follow suit, from what I hear in the corridors." One southerner said after the Hogan announcement, "This had a profound psychological impact. Many Republicans who were not on anybody's list for impeachment were talking for the first time today about their votes for it as being possible or probable." Hogan, a candidate Both politics and the merit of the case. will influence th determination of. Nixon's fal by House and Senate member many of whom will face th voters this November, And several House member said privately it-is a significan sign of the way political wine f o r By The Associated Press Warm temperatures will con- iinue in Arkansas through Thursday. The National Weather Service 'orecast calls for widely s c a t t e r e d thunderstorms, mainly in the southern portion of the state. The precipitation probability in the southern third of the state is 40 per cent today, 30 per cent tonight and Thursday. The front that entered the itate early Tuesday had passed through most of Arkansas by this morning. It lost some of its characteristics as it moved south and only a low pressure trough line remained in the southern portion of the state this morning. However, there will be enough instability from the trough line to cause some rain. The Weather Service said some severe thunderstorms were reported Tuesday over portions of southern A/kansas. The Weather Service also said some small hail was reported' governor of Maryland, told a packed news conference that after examining the evidence before the judiciary Committee, he is convinced Nixon had committed impeachable offenses and should be removed from office. He said he had entered the impeachment proceedings with three considerations. "The allegations had to be impeachable offenses with proof of criminality proven beyond a shadow of a doubt. "The evidence convinces me that my President has lied repeatedly, deceiving public Patch Of Marijuana Washington County sheriff's deputies, confiscated, about UZ marijuana, plants just north of Goshen Tuesday. The site, in.heavy woods and undergrowth, has been kept un- der observation'for a b o u t - a month. Here Deputy J. D. Snow pulls up some of the plants. Value of the marjuana is set at about -$25(1. (TIMESphofo by Ken Good) Greece Seats New Premier, officials people." and said the American Hogan, a politi- are blowing when a Candida 'or governor in a . border sta ;hat Nixon carried easily in 1971 eels he must now call fo mpeachment. Republican Hogan is runnin 'or the Maryland governorship "That is what happens whe a guy has a pollster," o h Democrat commented. "A lot :hem will start getting polls the next few weeks." Both R e p u b ' i c a n s a n Democrats saw Hogan's cant dacy as a major reason why '. became the first GOP memb of the Judiciary Committee call for impeachment. "Ail I wish is that more you guys were running f governor," Rep. James Gorman, D Calif., a likely pr CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO By The Associated Press Constantine Caramanlis was sworn in as premier of Greece early today, apparently ending seven years of military dictatorship for the country that gave 'the world democracy. There was also a change of presidents 'in the rebel Greek Cypriot regime on Cyprus. A supporter of ousted President Makarios was named, and in New York Makarious said he expected to return to the presi-. dency in a few weeks. News dispatches froni Cyprus reported only scattered fighting Tuesday. But United Nations forces reported a number of cease-fire violations, and the Security Council adopted a new resolution demanding com- HlIEHHnra NEWS BRIEFS Five Sentenced Sticky Theft pliance with the -truce that icgan Monday. . . ... Hundreds of thousands of ubilant ' Greeks- thronged the streets of Athens, dancing, singing^ hugging and kissing, after the annoucenient that 'the armed forces have decided to transfer power to a civilian government" headed by Cara- manlis, the- elder statesman of Greek democracy and a self- exile in Paris for 11 years. NEW DEMOCRACY Caramanlis, 67, told a cheering crowd at the Athens airport early this morning: "I know that the Greek people in difficult moments are united, and together I hope we will be able to construct a new democracy." Chanting "no mockery, true democracy," cheering crowds lined his houte into the city. Tapes, Papers; Must Be Given To Prosecutor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thi Supreme Court ruled 8 to 0 today that President Nixon -must surrender White House "tapes and papers wanted in connection with the Watergate cover-up trial. The court ruled that the dispute between the President and Special Prosecutor. Leon Jaworski was subject .to determination in the courts, contrary to Nixon's assertion that it was not on grounds i t , w a s . a disputa within the executive, branch. .'·· "It is theoretically possible for the attorney .general .-to amend or revoke.the regulation defining the special prosecutor's authority,". Burger wrote. "But he lias not' done so. So l o n g , a s ' t h i s regulation remains in force the executive branch is bound by it."Justice William H. Rehnquist, a Nixon appointee and former assistant attorney general under John N. Mitchell did not participate in the case. Mitchell is one of the defendants in the Watergate cover-up trial scheduled for this fall, Jaworski wants the tapes as evidence in that trial. ·- ALSO RULED The Supreme Court also ruled that: · --The material sought by Jaworski satisfied a federal court rule that subpoenaed material be useful and relevant as evidence in the trial for which it is sought. --The doctrine of separation of powers and the need for confidentiality of high-level communications within the executive branch does not mean that the President has an absolute privilege to withhold material and he meeting building military went at at the with leaders dictatorship, once to a parliament of the civilian from the courts under all circumstances. : ! --In a case such as the cover- up trial. in which the claim of confidentiality is not based on. grounds of military or ' diplomatic secrecy, the President's assertion of privilege must yield to the need for .the evidence. Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, a Nixon appointee, delivered the opinion of the court. "We conclude that when tha ground for asserting privilege as to subpoenaed materials sought for use in a criminal trial is based only on" the genera 1 i 7. e d fidentiality, over the fundamental demands of due process of law in the fair administratio nof criminal justice," Burger 'said. The opinion, was the only on« handed down by the court in a hurriedly called meeting. cal conservative and former FBI agent. Addressing a main argument raised by Nixon defenders, that impeachment would weaken the presidency, Hogan said, "In my view if we do not impeach the President after all that has done, we would be weakening the presidency even more." Hogan said he received two telephone calls from the White House before his news con- SEOUL, South Korea (AP) The Seoul district criminal court sentenced five civilians to death today for espionage on behalf of North Korea and plotting an u p r i s i n g against President Chung Hee Park. Three other civilians were sentenced to life imprisonment, and 24 were 'given terms ranging from one to 15 years. Nineteen persons now have been sentenced to death this month for antigovernment activities, but five sentences were commuted to life imprisonment. Rocket Rattling Absent US-Soviet Detente Pays Off A News Analysis By WILLIAM L. RYAN AP Special Correspondent The smoke won't clear for a :\vhile yet, but evidently the Soviet-American detente has paid new dividends. ' When a complete assessment can be made, the extent to which the Kremlin resisted temptation to use the Greek- Turkish clash over Cyprus will serve as a measure of how importantly soviet-American rela 'tions now figure in Moscow's plans. There was a marked lack of the Soviet bombast that accompanied virtually every other crisis that could be regarded as imperiling peace. There was no Soviet rocket-rattling this time. This cautious approach was the more noteworthy because the Kremlin has always displayed a flair for low-risk gambling in that particular Mediterranean area. Greece and Turkey constitute a vastly .important pivot whose future involves the destiny of the whole Middle East, with all .the meaning that region has for the Western world. The two are of even more critical importance in today's picture than just after World War II, when the strategic arid volatile Balkans, Eurpoe'a un derbelly, were the apple of Joseph Stalin's always calculating eye. Severely shaken by a Soviet- Backed Communist rebellion, Greece by 1947 was in danger of collapse. Turkey was totering on the edge of economic dis: aster. Stalin, gambling to win a great deal at relatively small risk, applied heavy military and diplomatic presure against both nations. Two events stopped Stalin. First, the Truman Doctrine warned that the United Stales would resist attempts to subjugate nations by outside pressure or support of armed minorities, and sent massive aid to Greece and Turkey. Second, Communist Yugoslavia's break with the Soviet Bloc closed a border sanctuary and supply channel to the G r e e k Communist guerrillas. Today, with all the volatility ot the Middle East and the greater importance than ever of its oil, the Kremlin may have had to agonize over whether to yield to temptation. But it was as much on notice from the United States this lime as it had been in Stalin's day. To attempt to meddle too directly could have meant gambling with carefully laid plans for internal Soviet development that depend (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Held On Bond Leonard M. Chapman, 23, ol 130 E. Spring St. is being helc in the Washington County Jai' on $10,000 bond on charges o! illegal delivery of a control let substance (marijuana). The charges filed agains 1 Chapman on July 23 accuse him of selling marijuana to a stat agent on June 14. Chapman was arrested b; Fayetteville police. Oil Spill Suits SANTA BARBARA, Calif (AP) -- Lawsuits in the mas sive 1959 oil spill in the SanlE Barbara Channel have taker another step toward conclusion The state, the city and counts of Santa Barbara and the cit of Carpinteria agreed out court Tuesday to accept a ?9. million settlement from four o companies and a drilling firm. Union Oil Co. Mobil Oil Co Texaco Inc., Gulf Oil Co. an the Peter Bawden Drilling Co of Orange, Calif., as well as 111 federal government original! had been sued for $500 millio after a Union oil well off th coast blew out Jan. 28, 196 A thief or thieves at Goshen ulled off a sticky trick Monday ight. Jack Ames of Goshen told Vashington County deputy herifi's Tuesday that someone tole a bee hive -- full of bees -- from his property the night lefore. Paint Splashed Robert Hutchins, Route 2, told I'ayetteville police that vandals ad splashed maroon paint in hree rooms and on a doghouse at his rent home at Denver Ave., sometime since Sunday. Change Taken Ronnie Hankins, 114 Rochier St., told Fayetteville police tha 53 in change, kept In a red sank hag was taken from his lome sometime in the pas 1 week. To Be On TV W A S H I N G T O N (AP) Tonight's opening session of th House Judiciary Committee de sate on thn impeachment o President Nixon will be tele vised live on ABC-TV and 01 various Public Broadcaslini System stations. The proceedings ars sche dulcd to begin at 7:30 p.m EDT. TV networks are rotatin coverage but each, can carr the debate if it wishes. NBC and CBS said they ha no plans for live coverage o the opening session. politicians who have been in limbo for the past seven years, and two foreign ambassadors, enry Tasca of the United ates and Robin Hooper of ritain. The government radio said interest in con- it cannot prevail HllllUHHI mWlllWIIBllllllll nc ambassadors were called in receive a protest against al- iged Turkish violations of the ease-fire on Cyprus. The conference lasted for two ours and then Caramanlis, resumably satisfied that the nilitary leaders would return 0 the barracks and give him free hand, was sworn in. The ath was administered by Arch- ishop Seraphim in the pre- ence of President Phaedon Gi- rikis. a general who was in- tailed last November when a onservativc group of generals iverthrew the previous military lictator. President George Pa- 1 ado p on los. The court did not indicate when it will rule on a Detroit school busing controversy, the only other case on which it has heard arguments but not announced a decision. UPHOLDS SIRICA The Supreme Court . upheld U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica's finding that "the judiciary, not the President, was the final arbiter of a claim of executive privilege." The Supreme Court declined! to rule on an additional question raised by the President, whether the Watergate grand j u r y exceeded its authority in naming him co-conspiraor as an in the unin dieted Watergate cover up. The court said it had "improcidently granted" the President's petition that it decide this issue, meaning .it made a mistake in hearing, arguments on the question in ths | (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. | Mrs. Curry Refuses To Enter Plea In Benton Arraignment BENTONVILLE, Ark. ( A P ) | -- Shirley Curry, 37, of Lowell refused to enter a plea today at icr arraignment on' a capital 'elony murder charge in Benton County Circuit Court. Judge William Enfield entered a plea of innocent on he- half of Mrs. Curry for "administrative purposes of the court." Enfield said the plea would remain until Mrs. Curry consulted with an attorney appointed by the court. David Burleson of Fayelteville was representing Mrs. Curry, but she dismissed him today. Mrs. Curry was to have been arraigned Tuesday on the charge, but the arraignment vas postponed until today. Sh« s charged with killing her two sons Saturday in Benton Coun- Mrs. Curry Is also charged In Washington County with capital felony murder in the slaying of her ex-husband, the coupler daughter and Curry's stepsister in Washington County. Mrs. Curry pleaded Innocent by reason of insanity at her arraignment In Washington County Circuit Court Monday. She Is to stand Irial on that charge Oct. 16. Authorities said the shootings took place after Mrs. Curry learned of a court decision taking euslody of tho children away from her.

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