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INSIDB- For women 3 Editorial y ,..-.·. 4 Sports ....i s . ,w. 7 Comics ....T.I.J... .-·:··.. 8 Classified .....v.,.. y ...... 9-11 Amusements 12 115th YEAR-NUMBER 46 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, JULY 30, 1974 LOCAL fORECAST- Partly cloudy and tn 11 ij through Wednesday with a J» per cent chance of showefi Wednesday. Low tonight in the mid 60s. High Wednesday 'In the mid 80s. Sunset today JtW; sunrise Wednesday 5:23. . ' Weather map on page 4. : PACES-TEN CBtTS Suspect Held In Murder Of Eva Johnson As /mpeac/iment Tide Rises A Jacksonville man being held there on a sexual assault charge has confessed the Jan. 27, 1970, murder, of Eva May Johnson, 19, of Rogers, whose body was found beneath a bridge in Benton County on Jan. 29 of that year, the TIMES has 'learned. Murder charges are expected in Benton . County against Carroll Danny Lawrence, 20, a former Springdale resident who was arrested by Jacksonville police early Monday following an assault on . couple. a Jacksonville Police were reluctant to discuss the case. However. Benton County Sheriff Jim Pearson said today in a prepared statement that "additional information and evidence has been obtained to warrant the filing ol charges in the death of Eva May Johnson...." . Miss Johnson, an employe ol Emerson Electric Co. af Rogers, disappeared from worl Jan. .27, 1970, during a nighi shift lunch break. Her body was discovered in a culvert on the New Monitor Road near the Washington County line Jan. 30 Lawrence was questioned b; olice following Miss Johnson's nurder but was released iccause of insufficient evidence. Sources said that Lawrence ilso confessed to two other exual related incidents, one i.i Fayetteville on Nov. 1G, 1969 and the other in Springdale at about the same time. Miss Johnson's body was found by a construction worker who was checking the area prior to moving heavy equip ment across the culvert. Benton ounty Coroner Carl McKinnej ruled that Miss Johnson dier" irom a broken neck. The case has been kept ope; since the murder, according 1 .t Pearson, and was intensive!; studied about a year ago b Pearson and Sgt. Quimby John son of the Slate police. Johnson said today that th additional'information obtained c o u p l e d with already at hand, Third Article Debated WASHINGTON (AP) - Pre-| ident Nixon's failure to comply vith House Judiciary Commit- ee subpoenas will be the basis or a third article of impeach- nent the committee is expected o approve. Hep. Robert McClory, R-IU., sponsor of t h e article, predicts it will be adopted by a 22-16 margin. There also is a chance a fourth article based on Nixon's personal finances will be approved. Today's meeting, which could wind up the committee's long impeachment . _proceedings, began at 9 a.m. CDT., broad- east nationally on television and radio. The committee climaxed a 12- hour session Monday night by voting 28-10 in favor of an article charging Nixon with violations of his oath of office and his constitutional duties. Seven Republicans joined the 21 committee Democrats in support of the article,- which many of them judged to he stronger than the obstruction of justice article approved Saturday, 27-11. "Just as a consistent abuse of power holds more danger for the republic than a single cri- minal act, so is this a far more serious charge than in the article already adopted," said Sep. Lawrence J. Hogan, R-Md., a leading supporter ot Article II. Hep. Robert F. Drinan, D- Mass., called the committee's action "a victory for justice" and said history may compare informatio is sufficient | for a warrant in the case. Fayelteville Police C h i e f Hollis Spencer said he was-notified of the "additional information" this morning, along with the details of Lawrence's arrest. Spencer said Lawrence was (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Connally Denies Any Guilt, Vows He'll Fight Charges WASHINGTON (AP) -- John B. Connally, indicted for bribe^ ry, perjury and conspiracy, denies any guilt and says he will'fight the. charges. The former Treasury secretary was indicted Monday by a Watergate grand jury, accused of taking two $5,000 bribes from milk producers a n d then conspiring to cover up the payment with perjured testimony. "I deny again that I am guilty of any wrongdoing and I am confident- that I will be completely vindicated of these charges," Connally said in statement issued through his Houston law office. "For months there have been leaks, rumors and speculation , .. The matter is now in the open, where it can be dealt with honestly and fairly." , Connally is the fourth former member of President- Nixon's Cabinet to be charged with a crime. · He has hired notec criminal lawyer Edward Bennett Williams to run his defense. TWO COUNTS The grand jury accused Con nally of two counts of bribery, one count of conspiracy to ob struct justice and two counts ol perjury. He faces a maximum of 19 years in jail and $50,000 in fines if convicted on all counts. The grand jury accused Con nally of taking two $5,000 pay ments from his friend. Jake Ja cobscn, a Texas lawyer work ing for Associated Milk Produc ers, Inc., the nation's larges dairy-farmer cooperative. The money allegedly wa paid for Connally's help in get ting President Nixon to raise federal in ilk price supports in March 1971. The first $5,00 was paid around May 14 anc the second around Sept. 24, tin indictment said. Jaeobsen also was indicted 01 a single bribery count, carryin; a maximum penalty of tw years in jail and a $10,000 fine There have been reports tha Jaeobsen had struck a dea with the Watergate prosecutio force, agreeing to plead guilt to a single bribery count pro vided the government woul rop all other charges against im. Jaeobsen is scheduled for leading Aug. 7, Connally for ug. 9. The indictment charges . t h a t Connally and Jaeobsen con- ON P.*GE TWO) Compromise Reached On Cyprus By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Turkey and Greece have reached a compromise agree ment in principle for ending heir military showdown on Cyprus, a spokesman for the Turkish delegation to the Gen eva peace talks reported today He predicted the accord ould be signed this afternoon. But Greek Foreign Minister eorge Mavros told newsmen that, while he is hopeful, there were still a number of prob lems to resolve before a truci could be signed. The Turkish spokesman said the exact wording of the agree ment was being worked out, in eluding a compromise on th potentially explosive issue o Turkish troop withdrawals. II indicated the Turks woul agree to wording in the agree ment that would speak of Tur kish troop reductions, rathe than withdrawals. A Greek delegate said, hov ever, that the new Turkish for mula commits the Ankara gqv ernmcnt to withdraw its vasion force when a final polit eal settlement is reached on th Mediterranean island. The Tur kish military presence thereb would be officially defined a temporary, thus saving th Greeks face. COMMITTEE'S MOOD REFLECTED IN FACES OF ITS MEMBERS' .from the left Reps. John Seiberling (D-Ohia), Robert Drbinan(D-Mass), Jack Brooks (0-Tex) and George Dcmielson'(D-Cati!), listen intently as Judiciary panels debates a fresh article of impeachment Mood Eases As Charges Mount WASHINGTON ccused F iling the i On Satu bowed as ation's re j recommi resident' for or. those TON (AP) -- The 3if fcrGtit. Ths' mood t. The sense of his- anged. But the re- e same. The House immittee once more icharcl Nixon of ation's trust. rday, the strain a committee of the presenlatives voted nd the ouster of a or only the second annals of the repub- tter medicine, even vho fought hardest charges that added uction of justice by the nation's highest elected otu- cial. Although the routine was the same on Monday-an exhausting. often eloquent and sometimes bitterly resigned debate - there was little of the drama, none of the tears. ' . ; One more congressman, Republican Robert McClory of Illinois, joined the impeachment forces to make, it 28-10. Even that was no surprise. He'd said all along he felt the President had not carried out the laws faithfully. ' Article II charges abuse ot power. One Democrat, Rep. r Walter Flowers of Alabama, called it an olte than ob Anoth James cried w first art Now he said "If th another to do next ,ti watchm On S suspens outcom gressm "Mos what.tr and w nse even more serious | struction of justice. er Southerner, Rep. R. Mann, D-S.C., had when he voted for the rticle. Now speaking of the second, ; said softly: · v "If there be no accountability, · President. can tee fit as he chooses and the time there. m : a y be no ».--man in.the night," On Saturday there had been ispense, even with a certain outcome. On 'Monday some congressmen spoke of victory.' "Most Americans recognize what those words really meant they we're directed at," said Rep. Charles B. Rangel, a Harlem Democrat. The Article II vote, he hoped, "will restore some of the original meaning," and added: "We have established some law and order to the presidency of the United States . . . the President of the United .States did not only disregard the law, but feared the law I'm satisfied he Will,.have . a - fair hearing in the House : Jof : .Repre7 sentatives · and ".'a" fair' 'trial "'iff the Senate to prove that ..the system can work. Indeed, it will be a victory of law and order.'.' Even.though they had lost the big fight on 'the first article, there was no letting, down by :he President's suporlers .on the committee, all Republicans. Rep. Charles E. Wiggins of California said the President should not'be charged with his secret investigative unit's excesses when he did not learn about the until 18 months afterward. Rep. David W. Dennis of Indiana, insisted "there is no clear and convincing proof against the President to involve him as a conspirator'··'-''-·'![·,'·; · ., Ah;d._Rep.._DeIbert L. Latfa, R-Ohio, complained that "the majority' of t h i s committee wishes to impeach the President for the action of his subor- it to tho challenge of the English barons that led to th» signing of the Magna Carta -111 1215, a milestone in the growth of political liberty in England, r- Presidcnt Nixon's supporters on the panel viewed the prbr ceedings darkly. "I'm deeply concerned for the future of the presidency," said Rep. Delhe'rt L. Latta, .R-Ohio. ;' : Rep, Charles E. Wiggins, fy Calif., said the committee was taking a step toward parlia: mentary government by basing impeachment on so vague .ft charge as abuse of presidential power. ·'. But the Democrats and Re r publicans supporting the article said the offenses charged against Niyon were so serious they threatened the freedom of the American people. . .: Article H is based on the oath a President takes to faithfully execute his office and to preserve, protect and defend t h e Constitution, and on the duty the Constitution imposes on him to ECO that the Jaws are faithfully executed. . . · It charges Nixon with violating both his oath and his constitutional duties by misusing the Internal Revenue Service^ authorizing illegal wiretaps, establishing a secret investigative unit in the While House that engaged in unlawful activities and interfering with investigations of the Watergate break- in and cover-up. T NARROW ESCAPE . '.''. "We came perilously close to losing our basic freedoms;" said Rep. Paul S. Sarbanes, Dd., in a final round of debate dinates." ^ NEWS BRIEFS Fighting Rages SAIGON (AP) -- Heavy fight- ng along the northern coast of South Vietnam below Da Nang continued for the 14th day today, the Saigon command reported. The command claimed 113 North Vietnamese were killed ,n clashes around besieged Dai : and Due Due, besieged dis- Nuclear Plant Ready RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas. -Power - .rict towns within 3a Nang. Five 20 miles of government troops were killed and 32 were wounded, the command said. Paper Changes View WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Washington Star-News, which sipported President Nixon in his 1968 and 1972 campaigns, has called for his impeachment. In an editorial Monday, the newspaper said .. . "We believe the House has no other responsible choice but to order the President to stand trial before the Senate to the transgressions answer for that have come to be grouped under thai word-- Watergate-- that will for ever mark his administration." (AP) . Light Co.'s Nuclear I power generating plant will try to begin operating today, according to plant superintendent John Anderson. · - . · · · , ; The $140 million facility, located on Lake Dardanelle about six miles from here, recently was completed. Power production originally had been projected to start May I. However, it was the middle of May before the $30 million nuclear fuel cells were put in place. Anderson said it would be between Oct. 15 and Nov. 15 be- 'ore the plant produces commercial electricity. Strike Nears OAKLAND, Calif. End (AP) -- A tentative settlement has been rached in a four-week bus drivers' strike that forced 200, 000 daily riders to seek alter nate means of transportation. State conciliator Thomas ' Ni colopulos announced the settle ment Monday after a maralhoi bargaining session that startec Sunday night. City Sewer Main Erupts Fnyeiteville firemen h o n e dawn a portion of South School Avenue where a sewer main erupted Monday night, spewing sewafie over a wide area. Sewer Department em- ployes were called hi to begin repairs and cleanup work. The break came near School's intersection wUh llth Street. (TIMESphofo by Ken Goad) HOUSE DELAYING DECISION ON TV WASHINGTON (AP) -- The issue of television and radio broadcast of impeachment proceedings in the full House was dropped today from the agenda of a Rules Committee meeting, apparently because l e a d e r s ' w a n t more time to sound out House sentiment. The committee had announced Monday it would consider at today's meeting various resolutions that have been filed to admit cameras and radio microphones to the House, in a break with long practice. Speaker Carl Albert and other leaders showed obvious surprise when questioned by newsmen about the proposals. Albert said he had not been consulted. Earlier, Albert had said the views of the Judiciary Committee, which is in charge of the impeachment proceedings, and of the whole House would have to be considerec before a decision could be made on broadcasting in the House debate. Front May Bring Rain By THE ASSOCIATED PRES: A cool front is expected tt iroduce precipitation in Ar cansas. The front entered the stat Monday. The National Weather Servic is calling for scattered shower a n d thunderstorms today mainly in the western an southern portions of the state The forecast also calls fo widely scattered thundershow ers Wednesday. The Weather Service said new low pressure area was de veloping over northeast Texa this morning. After the lo\ 'orms, the whole system wi begin to move eastward out o Arkansas. Some severe weather was re ported in the state Monday the cool front made its wa southward. Russellville and Ho Springs reported golf ball siz hail and small hail covered th ground at Jacksonville. Th Weather Service said mos damage was inflicted on roofs and bodies of autom biles. Congress Can Override State Usury law, Tucker Cautions LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Atty. en. Jim Guy Tucker said 'onday that Congress could v e r r i d e Arkansas' con- itutional 10 per cent interest mil by adopting - a bill-oh hich a U.S. Senate subcom-. littee has scheduled a hearing Wednesday. Tucker told Harvel C. dams, a state bank commis- oner, that it would be legal or Congress to pre-empt the rkansas Constitution and he aid that the bill proposed by en. William E. Brock, Renn., would be legal in this re- pcct. Because Arkansas is one of ic few states that would be af- ected by Brock's bill, Adams /as sent a copy of the original raft and asked to comment, ^darns then asked Tucker if he measure w o u l d be con- titutional. Tucker also told Adams that ational and state banks are in- olved in interstate commerce nd "once Congress determines n activity is in interstate com ·nerce its power to regulate is xtremely broad." LIMITED APPLICATION Brock's bill would apply only o corporate or business loans md not to consumer borrowing As first proposed, it woulc lave allowed national banks and federally-insured state anks to charge up to 5 pe cent more than the discoun rate set by the Federal Reservi Board, regardless of the limi established by state laws o constitutions. The bill was later imended ti nclude federally insured sav ngs and loan associations evei though they make few com mercal loans. Adams has been asked to tes ify at the hearing before th Senate Banking Committee' subcommittee on financial in stitutions Wednesday. However Adams said he won't testify. He said he doesn't suppo Ihe bill because the Arkansa banking community is divide^ on it. In spite of Tucker's ruling Adams said some state bank would be reluctant to m a k loans on the strength of lirock' bill if it passes. He said the fear that interest above 10 pe cent could be held usurious b tha courts and the banks woul then have to forfeit both princ pal and interest. Some state banks are shun ning Brock's bill because the see it as a threat to a measur they do support -- passage mendment-57 on the Nnvcm- er general election ballot ir rkansas. That amendment ould let the General Assembly stablish interest rates in Aransas. GOP Leader Undecided WASHINGTON (AP) -louse Republican Leader John . Rhodes of Arizona said today e is truly undecided on how he vill vote on impeachment am lat he will not try to line ui :epublican votes in support o 'resident Nixon. Rhodes said in a brief inter iew that impeachment is not lartisan issue. "I've been trying to say · .long that I don't think hould be polarized along thos ines," Rhodes said. Asked if that means he wi not be trying to line up Re publican votes against in leachmcnt." Rhodes said: "No 1 will not." Rhodes said he will announc us decision whether to vote fo or against the President's in jeachment on one or more art :les sometime before debal staris in the House about , 12. efore the vote. "And it is for at reason we must act atfir- atively tonight." During the long day and night debate on the article, Nixon's upporters insisted there either 1 as no evidence linking the 'resident to the ilega acts harged, or that the acts were ustified by ' national security onsidefatioris; " The'"article covers acts by ixoh's'subordinates, as w e ' l l s h i s ' o w n ; ' a provision chal- eriged' by Wiggins as attempt- ng 1 16' H p'l d 'Nixon responsible or the'rhisdecds of others. But'McClory, citing the score f former' White House and Nix_- re-electioh campaign offi- ials" either'in prison or un- e'r indictment, said N i x o/n ould not 'escape responsibility-. ''A President can only act iroiigh his subordinates," IcCIory'said. "The question is, s he'tolerated, has he tolerated his 1 kih'd' o f ' conduct in arid rourid the White House?" Much "of the debate centered n the establishment of the lumbers investigative unit in he White House, which Nixqn^s efenders said 'was entirely jug; ified by national security con- erns caused' by Daniel Ells- lerg's leaking of the Pentagon 'apers. 1 SECRET POLICE Rep. Joshua Eilberg, D-Pa., aid that between the adminis- ration's wiretapping of private citizens and the operations of he plumbers'unit, "the Nixon Vhite House made the secret police a reality' in the United itatcs." ' ' The third article to be pro- osed also is based on Nixon's oath of office and constitutional requirement to see that ths "aws are faithfully executed.:....' It states that he "has failed without lawful cause or excusS ,o produce papers and things as directed by duly authorize^ subpoenas . . ." The committee issued'eight subpoenas calling For tapes of 147 conversations.- It received edited transcripts of 42 conversations. · ' ' McClory's proposed article says by refusing to honor the subpoenas, Nixon was undermining the constitutional pro^ cess of impeachment. Only McClory and Hogan among the Republicans are expected to support the proposed article, and at least one Democrat, Rep. Walter Flowers, D- Ala., has said he would vota against it. The fourth proposed article will be offered by Rep. Edward (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) .' Senate Takes Its First Step Toward Impeachment Trial WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has taken its first step Loward a possible impeachment trial of President Nixon by ask- irrg the Rules Committee to review procedure and precedents and recommend necessary revisions. Chairman Howard W. Cannon, D-Nev., said the mittce will begin work in closed session Wednesday. "We will examine very carefully the rules followed in the Johnson case," he said, referring to the impeachment tria of President Andrew Johnson more than 100 years ago. Johnson was the only presl dent brought to trial in the Senate. The vole in his case was one short of the two-thirds majority required for conviction and removal from office. Cannon said in an interview that he already has been study? ing the rules and the precedents and does not think many changes will be necessary if Nixon is brought to trial. ; However, he said he will invite all senators to review ths rules and submit any suggested revisions to his committee. . · A resolution adopted by the Senate Monday directed the committee to complete its review and make its recommendations by Sept. 1.

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