Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 27, 1974 · Page 1
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INSIDE For women 3 Editorial ...i.. 3 ................ 4 Sports ...V.... .....;.-... 5 Church Directory ·^··r. 6 Comics .. v ._...,..-,.,v 8 Classified .......... T ...... 9-11 Amusements ...*-«.. .-.. 12 115th YEAR-NUMBER 43 J^orthtoegt The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- , ; Fair to partly cloudy w 1 iti continued warn} days and mild nights through Sunday. Chanca of thundershowers Sunday afternoon. Lows tonight In uppers 60s with highs today around 90. Sunset today 8:26; sunrls*, Sunday 6:45. PAGES-TEN CENTS House Panel Unable To Rea Vote On Impeachment Article Peace Plan Of. Turkey Considered To Begin On Tuesday Jape, Document Turnover Set W A S H I N G T O N (AP) Presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair says he'll begin on Tuesday to turn over tapes and documents of Watergate con- versations sought by the Watergate special prosecutor. St. Glair, in a federal court Friday, lost his arguments against the setting of a firm To Move Liberty When the United States celebrate its 200th birthday in 1976 the liberty Bell will not be In Independence Hall, its present location In Philadelphia. Plans are move it across the street to a building constructed especially to house it. (AP Wire- photo) Could Have Been Serious Inmate Takeover Try At Tucker Unsuccessful REFORMATORY, Ark. (AP) --Thirteen inmates of the punitive isolation wing here were unsuccessful Friday night in what apparently was an attempted takeover of the facility, a prison spokesman said. ""The situation could "have been very serious, but it diffused very rapidly because the inmates refused to get involved," said Terrell Don Hutto, state corrections commissioner. Tim Blalz, information officer for the state prison system, said inmates in two cells of the punitive isolation, or punishment, wing of the facility managed to pick locks,on their cells and overpower two guards who came through for a check. The guards were locked in cells. But the 13 were unsuccessful in getting the more than 400 other inmates of this facility to, join them. There apparently were no demands for firearms, Baltz. said. "They took their guards keys to the rest of the cells in the punitive isolation wing and released the rest of the inmates," said Baltz. "About 15 or 16 inmates were in the wing, but only 13 actually were involved. The others refused to have any part of it." CHAINS AS WEAPONS After opening all the cells in the wing, the inmantes took chains which were used as ad ditlonal security on the locks, plus other metal objects to use as weapons, Baltz said. They then moved down a hallway to a prison office where more keys were taken from officers anc other barracks doors were opened. "They tried to get other inmates involved, but all others refused and moved out of the area," Baltz said. The 13 then moved to the pri son commissary area where some food items were taken Baltz said a slight amount o damage occurred The inmate then moved back to the punitiV' isolation wing. "At this time, Robert Britton Tucker superintendent, had ar rived and an emergency plan was put into effect and addi tional security p e o p l e wer called," Baltz said. "Dritto moved in with officers and after abut a 25-minute time period ic inmates surrendered and le two officers were released." Baltz said the only injury occurred when an inmate in a arracks was attacked, receiv- rig a cut on the leg and a ruise on the head. "We feel like it was more of a grudge and somebody got their licks II ll!ill.;il II il!.!l! iilill'ili !i: :H'':I!I! ill! ,lli::i|l illill.J! JUL $1.6 BILLION TRADE DEFICIT WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States ended the first half of the year with a $1.0- billion trade deficit, according to the Commerce Department. Higher oil import prices and declining revenue f r o m farm exports plunged the U.S. trade balance in t h e second quarter to a $1.7-billion deficit. There was a $101-million surplus in the first quarter, when only a limited amount of oil was imported into the United States because of the Arab oil embargo. The trade figures for both 1 quarters re. suited in a net deficit of $1.6- billion. ll|][|lllllllll[|III!!lllll[HI!iIII]llllll!lllllillinilllllll][ll!llll!lllllllllllll Three Injured SPRINGDALE -- Three persons were injured when a pickup, owned by Williams For Tractor Co. of Fayetteville, dri ven by Willie Edgar Moppin 53 of Elkins, ran a slop sign while traveling south on Plea sant Street and struck an east bound car on Robinson Lane driven by Mrs. Judy Ann Hen derson, 26, of Springdale. Moppiri, Mrs. Henderson am her eight-year-old son, Richard a passenger in her car alon; with her son Ryan Lee, 4 were all slightly injured. A citation for disobeying c+/vrk cyffn \i»ac icciroH f n MrvT\nin In on this guy at the time of the disturbance," said Baltz. Baltz said tolal damage was very slight. He said the only reason the nmates gave for the disturbance was because they were in punitive isolation. State Police assistance was requested, but never used. Independence Said Possible LISBON, Portugal (AP). -Portugal is ready to grant independence to its three African .erritories, President Antonio de Spinola today in a national radio and television address. Gen. Spinola, head of the military junta which took over the ?ortuguese government in April, said the way is now open or Mozambique, Angola and Portuguese Guinea to become independent. Spinola said: "Today, we are beginning the process of independence for the African territories of Guinea- Bissau, Mozambique and Angola. .. We also recognize that the' African territories have the right to seek their independ ence and self-determination." He said the African peoples are now able to determine their political futures. Widely Scattered Thunderstorms rumbled over widely scattered areas of the nation today, including parts o the Rockies, northern Grca Lakes and the Atlantic and Gulf coast states. Hail an inch in diameter peppered areas near Sault Ste Marie, Mich. Over 1.5 inches of rain fell a Ft. Belvoir, Va. Fogs settled over the Appala chians, reducing visibility t Ipss f h a n a m i l p By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Turkish peace plan was under consideration today at the Cyprus peace talks in Geneva, and Turkey was-reported to be slowing- its buildup of .-armed forces on the tense Mediterranean island. Military sources on Cyprus said Turkish armed forces there had reached more than 25,000 men and 200 tanks, but United Nations officials said a Turkish troop advance that they said had violated last M o n d a y ' s cease-fire had stopped. In Ankara, Turkey, informed sources-said Turkey is winding down its Cyprus operation. Resupply and maintenance shipments will continue, the sources said, but reinforcement has been completed, Premier Bulent Ecevit met today with Greek Ambassador to Turkey Dimitri Cosmado- poulos and said afterward the meeting was "friendly." Turkish Airlines informed domestic service. In Geneva, Greek Foreign Minister George Mavros said after meeting privately today with Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes that a "final agreement" might be reached before Sunday. Turkey's semi-official Anatolia 1 news agency reported from Geneva that an agreement was expected to be signed today. Today's developments appeared to restore some optimism to the talks which came close to ending in failure Friday. ONLY PROGRESS The agreement Friday night by Mavros and Gunes to meet privately today was described by a British spokesman as "the only progress achieved so far" in tripartite talks designed to end the crisis on Cyprus. After the Greek and Turkish negotiators conferred alone for a half hour, they were joined jy British Foreign Secretary James - Callaghan and the American observer at the talks. In Athens, Premier Constantine Caramanlis met with his supreme military command Ibis morning. Athens Radio in a special news broadcast reported that U.S. Secretary ot State Henry A. Kissinger phoned Cara- manlis on Friday night to assure him of full U.S. support. Britain, Greece and Turkey are guarantors of Cypriot independence under the 1960 treaty that established the eastern Mediterranean island republic. Representatives of the three countries started peace negoti- tations Thursday. The United States is sitting in as an ob- erver. SESSION POSTPONED In New York the United Nations Security Council scheduled a meeting today on charges by Cyprus of Turkish cease - fire violations. The session was postponed Friday to await the outcome of the Geneva meeting. U.N. sources reported fresh fighting on Friday as Turks tried to expand their beachhead on the northern coast. The Cyprus U.N. ambassador, Zenon Rossides, told the council of "the grave deterioration of the situation in Cyprus through the continued and flagrant violation of the cease-fire by Turkey." Female Midshipman Ivy Burton, one of 15 women members of the Class of '78, at the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y., stands at attention while heing inspected l)y Second Classman Steve Maguire. The women will he officially sworn in to fife Marchant Marine on Aug. 31 which is acceptance day. The academ} is the first to-accept women (AP Wirephoto) eadline for the surrender of e material and agreed to be- n the process Tuesday. "I think you're making this jing more complicated than it lould be." U.S. District Judge ohn J. Sirica said after St. lair urged the court to reject pecial prosecutor Leon Ja- orkski's request for the dead- IG. He then sent St. Clair and aworski into a backroom to ork out a timetable, making lear he would set his own if ley failed. An hour and 10 minutes later, they were back. St. Calir aid the first 20 conversations ·ould be supplied by Tuesday and that he would be back with a progress report Friday on the emaining 44. 13 CONVERSATIONS Associate special prosecutor James F. Neal said it was his understanding that St. Clair yould try to provide 13 addi- ional conversations by Friday and would provide the others when ready, one at a time if necessary. Jaworski had sought the tapes and documents for use as ovi dence in the upcoming Water gate cover-up trial of six for mer top presidential and campaign aides. The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that President Nixon must give them to Sirica, who would screen the material and turn over evidence relevant to the Jaworski. Of Sunday Meet Seen WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th» House Judiciary Committee began another effort today to reach a vote on an article of impeachment accusing President Nixon with obstruction of justice in the Watergate cover- up. cover-up trial to The trial is scheduled to start Sept. 9 -- even earlier if Sirica has his way -- and Jaworski warned during Friday's argument that, if there is any delay. we may find ourselves in a situation that will not enable us to go forward." He was referring to the possibility the Senate could begin a presidential impeachment trial in September, and the feeling that the cover-up trial might have to be delayed indefinitely if it cannot be started and its jury locked up before that. The session followed 12 hours of deliberations Friday. Chair- nan Peter W. Rodino Jr.^D- «!..!., said he will meet Sunday, too, if it appears possible the committee could wind up its proceedings in one more day. Today's session was again leard and seen over national radio and television. On the strength of a 27-11 test vote that defeated the first ot what is expected to be a number of Republican amendments aimed at weakening the proposed article, it seems certain the committee will recommend Nixon's impeachment when it gets the opportunity. A simple majority vote in the any article ot impeachment by the committee would -send the matter to the House floor. Asimple majority vole in tha House then would forward tha bill to the Senate, where a two- thirds vote is needed to remove the President from office. The panel was stymied Friday by Rep. Charles W. Sandman Jr., R-N.J., who said the article was too vague. He tried without success to delete one of its provisions charging Nixon with making false or misleading statements to federal investigators. SPEEL OUT CHARGES The defeat of Sandman's motion came after a full day of argument over whether articles Texas Convicts Refuse To Release Hostages At Marine Memorial Gathering Nava/os Remember Iwo Jima WASHINGTON (AP -- When they raised the U.S. flag over Mount Suribachi on Iwa Jima in 1945, Marine Cpl. Frank Issac was standing several hundred feet away, pride. flushed with More than three decades latter, Issac looked up at the huge bronze Marine Iwo Jima Memorial across the Potomac River from the nation's capital and said the pride had turned to disappointment and bitterness. "We Navajos fought for our country, we helped win the war against Japan. Now our sons have also fought for our country. And how are we treated? On my reservation, 70 per cent of the veterans ·tnployed." are ur\- Issac, 51. was one of several dozen Navajo veterans of four U.S. wars who gathered at the Marine Memorial F r i d a y to pray in their native tongue, talk with newsmen and to protest what they say is discriminatory t r e a t m e n t of Viet-nam-era Indian veterans. The statue of the Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima brings back many memories, Issac said. One of the six Marines was his good friend, Ira Hayes, Pima Indian who died in Arizona in 1955. "He volunteered to help raise the flag. I was right there with him -- 200, maybe 300 feet away," Issao said. One of the most decorated Marines of World War II, Issac was one of a number of Navajo "code talkers" who relayed sensitive military information by translating it into Navajo in radio communications. "It was the only code the Japanese couldn't break. Every other code and foreign language that was tried, the Japanese cracked. If it hadn't been for the Navajo code talkers, Japan would have won the war," Issac said. 'You'd think the United States would recognize the contributions of the Navajos. But our sons are coming home from the service and can't find work," he added. The Navajos came to Washington from their reservation that sprawls over parts of New Mexico, Arizona and Utah. They testified this week before a Senate subcommittee that icld hearings on a boundary dispute between the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Indians and on legislation to establish an Indian medical services program. The Navajo reservation has a per capita income of $759 and a population of 140,000, of which 14,000 are veterans of World Wars I and II, Korea and Vietnam. But the Navajos claim that veterans benefits available to other U.S. veterans are practically nonexistant on the reservation. Many claim they can't get VA financing to buy a home. The Navajos also say , they want the government to build a veterans hospital on their reservation. But most of all, they say, they want more jobs. HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) -Armed convicts have refused to release the 11 hostages they hold at the Texas State Prison in return for .their own freedom. They also rejected surrender. Prison. officials said Friday night the deal was refused by Fred Gomez Carrasco, the ini- prisoned underwoold narcotics boss who has been indentified as the leader of the seven rebel convicts. Newsmen were told of the offer of freedom and Carraseo's refusal to give up shortly after a flurry of seven 'gunshots were heard inside the prison compound. Prison spokesman Ron Tayior said the shots were fired by Carrasco when he became upset about talk of surrender. Prison authorities quickly announced none of the mostly middle-aged school teacher-librarians being held hostage were harmed. Also among the hostages are a guard and a Roman Catholic priest Carrasco has threatened to kill the hostages unless prison officials provide the rebels with automatic weapons, ammunition and a bullet-proof vests. SAID DANGEROUS Described as dangerous, complex and likely to back up his murder threats, Carrasco also demanded civilian clothing, three bulletproof helmets and three walkie-talkies. Taylor saic the clothing, helments anc walkie-talkies were given to the rebels, but he would not say if more weapons were given the convicts. He said that at Carraseo's request, newsman Joe Sweeney o San Antonio television station WOAI talked for several hours .0 the rebel leader and the hos tages by telephone inside the prison walls. The standoff began at midda, Wednesday when Carrasco pro duced a pistol in the third floo library, wounded a guard in th\ foot and sized a dozen hostages Six other inmates joinec Carwsco in the rcbellon, twc of the convicts turning up wit their own guns. Authorities havi been unable to explain how th inmates got the weapons. Carrasco, 34, a once powerfu underworld narcotics f/gur throughout South Texas am Mexico, began a life/ term i January after pleading guilty t an assault to murder c h a r g · stemming from a motel shoo out with San Antonio police la? year. Prison officials had stresse until Friday afternoon that th ostages were in good · condi- on. Then they revealed they ad just learned of the wound- ng Thursday morning of hos- age Ron Robison, a 35-year-old school teacher employed by the prison- Taylor said Robinson related by telephone he had received a shoulder wound when he made a "stupid move." ^ NEWS BRIEFS Hauser Sentenced Bruce Hauser, 17, Fayelte- ille. was sentenced Friday in Vashington Circuit Court to iree years in the state peniten- ary after pleading guilty to barges of burglary and grand arceny. Six months of the sentence as suspended. Hauser is accused of breaking ito the Minute Man Restaurant n North College Avenue on lay 23. Profits Down DETROIT (AP) -- Blaming nflation which hit hard on the eels of the energy crisis, Genral Motors reports its profits uring the first six months of 974 nose-dived 73 per cent from year ago. GM Chairman Richrd Ger- tenberg said Friday the auto giant was unable to keep prices n line with soaring costs. Prof- ts were 2.8 per cent of sales, compared with 8.4 per cent a ear ago, he said. Discussed Job BUFFALO N. Y. (AP) -Rep. Henry Smith III, a Re- jublican member of the Hoi'ie Judiciary Committee, says he's discussed a possible federal job with Stale Departmest officials The retiring congressman was quoted in a copyrightei story in the Buffalo Courier-Ex press as saying a governmcnl job offer w o u l d not influence s vote on the impeachment o President Nixon. To Consider Action LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Th Stale Bar of California is read; to consider whether to call formal hearing for possible dis ciplinary action against Pres dent Nixon, the bar presiden reports. Seth M. Hufstedler said Fr day that the actual decisio won't be made for two to four months because it will tak months. Called Gullible WASHINGTON (AP) -- ury resumes deliberations to- ay on federal perjury charges gainst California Lt. Gov. Ed einecke, who the defense laracterizes as a gullible man oodwinked by the powerful round the While House. The sequestered panel of six len and six women considered ic case for more thran five nd one-half hours Friday with- ut reaching a verdict before etiring for the night at 9:30 .m. EOT. Vandergrift Elected Harry Vandergrift. Fayette- ille school superintendent, was lected treasurer of the Arkanas School Administrators Asso- iation at its convention Friday n Little Rock. Will Invalid RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) - A 1971 of impeachment need spell out the charges being brought against Nixon. The result appeared close to being a forecast of how a vota on the article itself might turn out. Rep. Henry P. Smith III, R-N.Y., who voted against Sandman's motion, said he also will vote against the article but was willing to leave it intact now because other Republicans are for it. Five other Republicans voted w i t h all 21 Democrats to defeat Sandman. Rep Harold V. Froelich, R-\Vis., another who voted to strike the provision, said he might end up voting for the article if it includes specific evidence. Another significant vote to keep the article intact was cast by Rep. Walter Flowers of Alabama, the only Democrat Regarded as a possible vots against impeachment. Flowers said he, too, wants to see specific supporting data before casting his final vote. "In the obstruction of justice there is a dead skunk." he said. "You can smell it, but you've got to find it" -'.-'· There are eight other separata provisions in the article and Sandman said either he or some other Republican opponent of impeachment will o f f e r separate motions to strike them. If the full time allowable on each one were used, it would take another 24 hours to get to a vote on the article. CAN LIMIT DEBATE ·Rodino has powers as chairman to limit debate on the mo- ions. Rodino clearly was dismayed by the spectacle the committee vas creating on television after wo days of exemplary behavior n its opening round of impeachment debale, He took Sandman and his Republican allies to task. "Indulging in a parliamentary vill signed by the lats Pearl S Buck has been declared invalid ly a Superior Court jury here. The jury deliberated 90 min- ites Friday before deciding for the adopted sons and daughters of the Nobel Prize-winning au- hor. The will had favored Miss Suck's confidante and business manager, Theodore F. Harris. Edgar S. Walsh, a 37-year-old ew York City stockbroker and one of Miss Buck's adopted children, had challenged the will on behalf of his five brothers and sislers. A sixth did not support the suit. Light Hazard WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some 200,000 "trouble lights" sold nationwide in the last year or so could lead to trouble for their t^ers because of an electrocution hazard, a government agency says. The Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday that an electrocution in Florida ap- parentally resulted from a shock from a trouble light manufactured by A.K. Electric Corp. of Brooklyn, N.Y. maneuver to delay a decision in Ihis very important matter only serves to tell the people we are afraid to meet the issue," Rodino said. Reps. Charles E. Wiggins, R. Callif., and David W. Dennis, R-Ind., joined Sandman in arguing for more detail in the impeachment article, they said the committee was heing unfair to Nixon by not specifying the charges more clearly. The article states that after !he break-in of the Democratic headquarters in the Watergate office building June 17, 1972, Nixon, adopted and directed a policy of delay and obstruction of investigation in order to conceal and protect those responsible. It lisls nine separate actions taken to implement the alleged policy. Wiggins, Dennis and Sandman insisted the names, dates and places involved in a l l tha separate actions should be included in the article, but the Democrats, backed by Special Counsel John Doar and Associate Counsel Albert Jenner, said the, proper method is to supply the details in a separate bill lUinillHHH^^ (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO)

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