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115th YEAR-NUMBER 44 Jlortfjfoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTIVIUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, JULY 28, 1974 PAGK-25 CENTS Judicary Committee Votes To Recommend Impeachment For Nixon's Trial Senate Readies WASHINGTON (AP) -Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield said Saturday he will meet Monday with Minority Leader Hugh Scott to launch formal Senate preparations for an impeachment trial of President Nixon, "The line of demarcation has been reached," Mansfield said as the House Judiciary Committee voted approval of an ar- ticle of impeachment charging Nixon with'joining in the Watergate cover-up. Earlier in the day, the Montana Democrat had told reporters, "If the House committee- votes affirmatively, I t h i n k we'll have reached the watershed where I'll have to go to Scott and we'll have lo get down to brass tacks." Mansfield said that up to Sat- Compromise On Cyprus Said Near ' GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -- Greece and Turkey neared a compromise at the Cyprus peace talks Saturday after United Nations officials on the Mediterranean island said Turkish military activity had stopped. Diplomatic sources said the emerging accord deals primarily with means for reinforcing the cease-fire, which began on Monday, and opens thte way toward wider talks on the island's political future. Movement at the Geneva talks, which were reported near failure B 1 rlday night, w a s spurred by the U.N. reports from. Cyprus and word from Ankara that Turkey was wind ing down its operation on the island. The Ankara reports s t r o o p reinforcement hae stopped and only resupply ant maintenance shipments woul( c o n t i n u e . Turkish troop strength' on the island was reliably estimated at 25,000. Turkish Prime Minister Bu . lent Ecevit met with the Greek ambassador in Ankara and sale the meeting had been "friend ly." PACT TERMS Under the anticipated Geneva agreement: --Turkish forces, which ad vanced from positions they hek when the U.N.-sponsored truce was ordered, would slay ij place, but their new position will be labeled clearly as lem porary. Later, Ihey would be expected to pull back to tin earlier positions. --U.N. troops, which wil need substantial reinforcemenl would be deployed in a'nelwor of buffer zones separating Tur kish-Cypriot enclaves and lages from Greek Cypriots, surround them throughout th island. --Political questions relatin, to a new constitution for Cy fcoNnmnro ON PAGE TWO LOCAL FORECAST- Parlly cloudy, warm days an clear, mild nights through Mon day. High today low 90s; lo\ tonight upper 60s; high Monda low 90; sunset today 8:25; sun rise Monday 6:21. Weather map on page 12B. THORNTON VOTES IMPEACHMENT WASHINGTON (AP) -Rep. Hay H. Thornton cf Sheridan was one of 21 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee who voted Saturday for an article of Impeach-' m e n t against President ^Nixon. By a 27-11 roll call vote, the committee adopted an article recommending impeachment of the President on grounds of obstructing justice. Thornton, rday, "we've been doing a lot f -work individually, but we aven't been coordinating our Iforts." Formal Senate decisions on mpeachment trial procedures, Mansfield said, won't come un- 1 the House actually; votes for articles of impeachment and ends them to the Senate for ial. The day after a House vote, e said, the Senate will hold an xeeutive, or closed, session and we'll put to the Senate ur recommendations. "The Senate is the sole mas- ;r of its procedures," Mans- eld said, with a majority vote :etermining- rules, timing and Sher things, including the role f Chief Justice Warren E. Surer, who will preside. Mansfield said, however, he as no doubt that any Senate ·erdict will be binding. "The enate will be the final court," e-said. "There will be no ap- jeal in any way from the Senate's : verdict." WORK UNDERWAY Preparations for a Senate rial have been under way, in ecret, for some time. In addi- the former Arkansas attorney general, represents Arkansas' 4th District. Greece Swept By Fresh Air Of Freedom ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- A reath of freedom was sweep rtg through Greece on Satin- day. After seven years of si "ence, Greeks were arguing pol lies again in the birthplace of democracy. They gathered in bars, side walk cafes and the streets to discuss, openly and with ani nation, the events of the pas turbulent week that brought an end to military rule. But in a national radio am television address Thursday night, new Premier Constantine Caramanlis told the 9 million Creeks that the restoration o full democracy would have ti wait until the Cyprus crisis wa: resolved. Caramanlis, a former pre mier, returned early Wednes day after 11 years of self-exil in Paris to a triumphant we! come and was sworn in rmme dialely as premier of a govern ment to replace the militarj rulers. To many Greeks, thej were in disgrace because of th Cyprus crisis that had brough near-war with Turkey. MOVES QUICKLY He moved quickly to estab lish himself, forming a civilia cabinet of leading technocrat, and former politicians fron right and center parties. H even included a Socialist, Hara lambos Protopappas, somethin unheard of in postwar Gree governments. His cabinet's first acts wer to declare an amnesty for a persons in jail for political o tenses, close down the dreade Yiaros Island concentralio (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) to individual senators, the party policy committees top Senate officers have drawing recommenda- 1011 wo and leen ions. One almost certain recommendation is for live television coverage of a trial. Mansfield indicated that, If he Senate becomes involved In an impeachment trial, the only other legislation that would be considered are Hie necessary appropriations bills and non- controversial, major legislation at separate Senate sessions in he evening. Tentative plans, assuming the louse votes by late August, call for a start to an impeachment trial by late September. "I would expect we could dispose of it this year," Mansfield said, adding that even senators who are candidates - in the November elections oppose delay- ng a trial. Nixon Still 'Confident' SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) -- President Nixon "remains confident" that the [louse will not vote to impeach i m , despite the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment recommendation, Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler said Saturday night. The White House reaction came in a one-paragraph statement issued an hour after the historic vote that Nixon should be impeached for allegedly having "prevented, obstructed and impeded administration of justice" in the Watergate cover-up. The statement said: "The President remains confident that the full House will recognize that there simply is not the evidence to support this or any other article of impeachment and will not vole to impeach. He is confident because he knows he has committed no impeachable offense." The commillee vote came as no surprise to Nixon and h i s staff. Ziegler and other officials CONTINUED ON P,»GE TWO) Six Republican Congressmen Join Democrats In Decision Federal Building Nears Completion Fayettevtlle's new Federal Building, nearing completion on South College Avenue between Mountain and Rock Streets, stands tall In this picture of the entrance. Most o{ the exterior work has been completed. The building will house the Fayetteville division of Federal Court and federal offices. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) With Seven Armed Convicts Texas Prison Officials Play Waiting Game WASHINGTON (AP) -- The' House Judiciary Committee recommended Saturday night that Richard M. Nixon be impeached as 37lh President of the United States for having "prevented, obstructed, a n d impeded administration of justice" in the Watergate cover- up. Their faces grim, the committee of lawyers voted 27 to 11 to approve a nine-part article accusing the Republican chief executive of violating his "constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed..." The formal roll call in the hushed committee room came just moments atter the 38 members had, by a similarly wide margin, adopted an a m e n d m e n t refining t h e charges against Nixon. All 21 Democrats were joined by 6 Republicans in affirming the article. Eleven Republican opposed it. Thus, for only the seconc time in the Republic's 198 years, a committee of Congress recommended removal of the nation's highest officer. The outcome was announcee by Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., at precisely 0:0! p.m. CDT. His words were swift and for mal: "Pursuant to the resolu lion, Article One of that resolu lion is adopted and reported the House." GOP SUPPORTERS Republicans who approve! the impeachment reco-mmenda lion were Reps. Thomas F Railsback of Illinois, Hamiltoi Fish Jr. of New York, Law rence J. Ho-gan of Maryland M. Caldwell Butler of Virginia William S. Cohen of Maine an Harold V. Froehlich of Wiscon sin. The.article concluded: ... Richard M. Nixon ha icfed in a manner contrary t his trust as President and sub versive of constitutional go\ ernment, to the great prejudic of the cause of law and justic md to the manifest injury I the people of the United Stales "Wherefore, Richard M. Nis , by such conduct, warrant impeachment and trial, and re moval from office." Following the action, th committee recessed until 9-3 a.m. CDT Monday. Action was still to come o yet another -- and perhap more -- impeachment article A timetable established by coi gressional leaders calls for th full House to decide the issit by the end of August. A majority of the would be required to place Nix on on trial in the Senate, wher " two-thirds vote is necessar HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) -Prison officials played a waiting game Saturday with seven armed convicts holding 11 hostages. "Every moment that we go by and we don't have any dead hostages is a moment that is a good moment for them and for At Nation's Ninth Largest Bank Popcorn Machine Top Gross Profit Maker CHICAGO (AP) -Of all the operations of the First National Bank of Chicago an old fashioned popcorn machine run by teen-age bank trainees is showing the biggest -gross profit margin, 62 per cent. Surprised executives or the nation's ninth largest bank, whose Investments, loans and deposits are counted in the billions oE dollars, chuckled when they heard about it Saturday. "That's probably the widest gross margin of any of the bank's many investments," ·aid Stan Colder, vice president of the bank's First Chicago In- veslment Corp, Rudolph Palluck, a senior vlao president, exclaimed; "Sixty-two per cent? Why, that's wonderful. That's roughly 40 times our margin on nearly $12 billion in loans." The bank paid $8,000 for a large replica of a four-wheel, ornate glass and wood cart -the kind that whistled gaily on the streets of yesteryear while a cascade of popped corn came f r o m i t s steam-operated griddle. The bank, in midtown Chicago, had it wheeled onto' the sidewalk near its plaza which is festooned like a county fair. Three young summer trainees were put in charge of the popper. One of thorn, Wayne Heise, 19, of Arlington Heights, a us," said Ron Taylor, a spokesman at the main Texas State Prison. "Our basic interest is to resolve this situation so that we do not have any hostages killed. To that end I think we'll be willing to spend whatever amount of time is necessary," NEWS BRIEFS sophomore majoring in accounting at the University of Illinois, said Operalion Popcorn was an instant success. "We sell it in 32 ounce cartons for 25 cents," he said. "We have it all figured put that our gross profit margin on each carton is G2 per cent." This was verified by Bob Short, vice president in charge of the building and plaza. "We are selling an average of 1,000 cartons a day and once we hit 1,253," Heise beamed. "We can't pop it fast enough. We have lines to the curb sometimes. Big executives from the banking district come by every lunch hour and buy some, and even lake an extra carton back to their office." | Weather. Outlook The National Weather Service forecast calls for warm days and mild nighls through Monday and the long-range forecast anticipates the same weather pattern through next Wednesday. Highs should be in the 90s with lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. Ford Still Loyal WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Gerald R. Ford said Saturday night the fact that all 21 Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee voted to recommend impeachment of President Nixon "tends lo make it a partisan issue. 1 * The vice president said if the Full House of Representatives considers impeachment solely "on the facts" they will vote it down. At a news conference on the lawn of his suburban Virginia house, Ford said he remains convinced the President is innocent of any impeachable offense. Of Ihe six Republicans on the comiltee who joined tha Democrats, Ford said, "I am disappointed." Cafeteria Loafed Fifty to 60 dollars in change and a case of hams, valued at $100, were stolen from Wyatt's Cafeteria, 3322 N. College Ave., Friday night or Saturday morning. An attempt lo open a safe failed. Fayetteville police said the rear door was pried open to gain entry to the building. The burglars then broke open a cigaretle machine, removing the change. Police found four hinge bolts removed from a safe in the office, but the at tempt at entry failed. The four hinge bolts were found in a nearby wastebasket. Speeder Killed MANILA, Ark. (AP) -- Hugh Erwin Miles, 30, of Manila was killed Saturday when the car he was driving left the road at a high rate of speed and Miles was thrown from the car, State Police said. Trooper D. G. Malone of Ihe State Police said the accident occurred about seven miles south of hen; on Arkansas 158, remove him to convict and from office. The committee had debate Taylor added. He indicated that fficials had no plan to storm he prison. Prison system director W.J. Eslelle and Warden H.H. Husbands tried to bargain with the convicts Friday and Saturday, ut the prisoners rejected pleas hat they surrender or release heir hostages in exchange for freedom. Authorities tried to locate the wife of the leader ol ,he convicts. The trouble started just after midday on Wednesday in the prison's third-floor library vhen Fred Gomez Carrasco, 34, an underworld narcotics boss serving a life term, produced a ^un, shot a guard in the foot and grabbed a dozen hostages, most of them middle-aged teachers and librarians em ployed by the prison system. Carrasco later permitted the wounded guard and a male teacher who 'suffered a heart attack to leave. He look another hostage on Thursday -- the Rev. Joseph O'Brien, a Roman Catholic priest who was trying to act as a go-between. Prison officials said Friday that one of the hostages, Ronald Robinson, 35, a teacher, had been shot in the shoulder on Thursday. INMATES LEAVE Most of the 60 or so inmates in the library when Carrasco pulled the gun were allowed lo leave, but six remained behind in addtion to Carrasco. Estelle said Friday that it was believed that only two of the six were taking an active part in the rebellion. Carrasco's demands have varied. At one point he threatened to kill the hostages unless the convicts were provided with automatic weapons, ammuni tion and bullet-proof gear Taylor said Friday night that (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) r four days, sometimes court- sometimes contentious, as mericans watched on tele- or listened on radio- Barer, the 38-member panel of awyers and their staff of more .an 100 had spent six months rivalcly amassing volume tier volume of evidence. Finally, the first of the cli- lactic votes on impeachment ame at twilight on a sultry ummer Saturday. The 61-year-old President, re- lected 20 months ago with the argest popular vote ever, has r o c 1 a i in e d his innocence liroughout the scandal, born wo years ago when agents oE is campaign burglarized and lugged the national headquar- ers of the Democratic Party. Nixon, who was described by a spokesman Saturday as fol- owing the committee's pro- eedings "very closely," has 'owed to fight the case in the louse and, if necessary, in tha lenate. The President was across the continent, at his home on a Cal- Cornia bluff overlooking tha 'acific, when the committee acted. NIXON SILENT Hours earlier, Press Secre- ary Ronald L. Ziegler said "Jxion had no plan to speak out 'at this point" but remained confident the House would reject the impeachment recommendation after examining tha issues "with an open mind." Rep. Charles E. Wiggins, R- -alif., essentially summed up -he position of Nixon defenders when he declared in one exchange: "There are plenty ot misdeeds by others but unless we attribute them to the President they are not impeachable offenses." Impeachment advocates spent their day mostly reciting details of evidence rather than with the broader denunciations of Nixon that characterized opening statements Wednesday and Thursday. HOGAN'S POSITION Rep. Lawrence J. Hogan, R-. Md., cited Nixon's alleged misuse of the FBI and other government arms of law, and declared: "If we don't have confidence in these very important investrgative agencies, then the core ol our country is threatened." "All we're doing is bringing an accusation," said Repv George E. Danielson, D-Calif. "I think there is sufficient evidence to warrant the matter being tried." Two -members who had been long undecided on impeachment announced moments before the voting that they would vote lo charge the President. Rep. Walter Flowers, D-Ala.^ said in quiet, emotional tones that his vote would hurt soma friends deeply, but "I probably. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) On Impeachment Article Committee Roll Call Vote WASHINGTON (AP)--Here is the 27 to 11 roll call vote by which the House Committee adopted Judiciary an article recommending impeachment of President Nixon on grounds of obstructing justice. By an identical vote, the committee earlier accepted the impeachment language proposed by Rep. Paul S. Sar- banes, D-Md., as a substitute to an article of impeachment motion originally offered by Rep. Harold P. Donohue, D-Mas. For the article: 27. Democrats for: 21. Donohue, Mass., Brooks, Tex.; Kasfcnmeier, Wis.; Edvards, Calif., Hungate, Mo. Conycrs, Mich.: Eilberg, Pa.; Waldie, Calif.; Flowers, Ala.| Mann, S.C. Sarbanes, Md., Seiberling, Ohio; Danielson, Calif.; Drinan, Mass.; Rangel, N.Y. J o r d a n , Tex.; Thornton, Ark.; Holtzrnan, N.Y.; Owens, Utah, Mezvinsky, Iowa; Rodino. N..I. Republicans for: 6. Railsback, 111.; Fish, N.Y.) Hogan, Md.; Butler, Va.; Cohen, Maine; Froclich, Wis.; Republicans against: 11. Hutchinson, Mich.; McClory, 111.; Smith, N.Y.; Sandman, N.J.; VViggins, Calif. Dennis, Ind.; Mayne, Iowa; Lott, Miss.; Moorhead, Calif.; Maraziti, N.J.; Latta, Ohio. Inside Sunday's TIMES From The Reader's Viewpoint 4A Crossword Puzile 6A Student lobby Takes A Diplomatic Approach 7A Public Unaware Of Salmonella Danger 11A Home Rule Amendment Draws Support 78 How Things Use To Be Done 8B Editorial 4A Book Reviews 6A For Women 8A-9A Sports IB-SB Entertainment SB Classified 9B-HB ^^^^

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