Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on July 31, 1974 · Page 1
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INSIDE- Editorial 4 For Women .. .3 ^ . . . . 8 Sports 13-15 Amusements 16 Comics 55 20 Classified r........... 21-23 115th YEAR-NUMBER 47 Jlorthtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIU.E, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, JULY 31, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- ' Mostly fair and warmer '.tpi night with increasing cloudinesi and a. chance of thundershowers Thursday. Overnight low 53. Low tonight in the low 60s.- High Thursday in the low 90s. Sunset today 8:23; sunnsa Thursday 6:24. ''. Weather map on page 3. - ^56 PAGES-TEN CENTS With. Three-Part Resolution Historic Impeachment Inquiry WASHINGTON (AP) -- Proclaiming that President Nixon "warrants impeachment and trial and removal from office," the House Judiciary Committee has ended its historic inquiry with a three-part resolution to be sent to the House. In it the committee recom mends Nixon's impeachment [or obstructing justice, misuse of his powers and failing to obey jls committee subpoenas 'or evidence. Debate in the House will begin in about two weeks. The three articles ' would redefine and limit the power of the executive. They are the first to be sent to the House floor since President Andrew Johnson's impeachment during he Civil War reconstruction pe-| riod more than a century ago. The third- impeachment article relating to the subpoenas was approved Tuesday by a narrow 21-17 vote. The three articles of impeachment charge Nixon with demeanors" by: --Obstructing justice in covering up the Watergate affair. the break-In of Democratic national headquarters June 17, 1972, once described by a White House spokesman as just a "third-rate burglary." --Abusing his powers through misuse of federal agents and agencies to violate constitutional rights of citizens by wiretapping, income tax audits and other activities. --Refusing to comply with committee subpoenas for 147 tape-recorded conversations and other material sought as evidence by the inquiry. Before the committee concluded its inquiry, it rejected a s i m p e a c h a b l e offenses proposed articles recommending impeachment for concealing the bombing of Cambodia from Going Up Workmen carefully raise a clock face into position at Washington County Court- honse this morning. All four sides of (he tower will have new faces when complete as part of the renovation of the building; (TIMESphoto hy Ken Good) Hughes Indicted By Jury On Charge Of Conspiracy LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) -Billionaire Howard Hughes and three others have been charged with conspiracy, stock manipulation and fraud by a federal grand jury that made an about- face in 24 hours. The grand jury accused the four men on Tuesday of trying to force down the value of Air West stock to make it easier for Hughes to gain financial control of the regional airline. Now called Hughes Ainvest. Hughes took it over on Dec. 31, 1968. The charges are a streamlined version of an indictment returned last Dec. 27 which was thrown out by a federal judge. He termed it "the worst case of criminal .pleading" he had ever ad a ! the jury's tidings. The indictments ' .apparently epresented a change in Justice Department planning' and set- led a - dispute between the de(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) the · charges were expired Tuesday mid seen. When thrown out Jan. 30, the jury was given six months, to return a new indictment, a time limit which night. The grand jury, the same OIK that handed down the original charges, had met Monday bul returned no indictments. ALSO. INDICTED Indicted with Hughes 01 Tuesday were Robert A Maheu, former head of Hughes Nevada gaming empire; Ches ter Davis, chief counsel fo Hughes' Summa Corp.; and Da vid B. Charnay, chairman o Four Star Ink-national, a Lo Angeles movie production firm Hank Greenspun, publisher o the Las Vegas Sun, and Georg Crockett, a Las Vegas business man, were named as unindictef co-conspirators. In Los Angeles, Hughe spokesman Dick Hannah sai in a telephone interview that n comment on the indictment would be made until attorney Sentenced WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former presidential assistant John X Ehrlichman was sentenced o a minimum 20 months' in prison today on his conviction or conspiracy and perjury in he Ellsberg break-in case. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell set 20 ; tnonths to five- year sentences to run concurrently for each of the three criminals counts for which Ehrlichman was convicted. G. Gordon Liddy, a member of the White House plumbers unit ' which carried off the areak-in, was given a one-to- three-year sentence, but it is to run parallel with other sentences handed Liddy in the original Watergate break-in case. Thus it does not add any time to what Liddy already had to serve. OTHERS DUPED Gesell said two other convicted members of the plumbers group, Miamians Bernard L. Barker and Eugenio R. Martinez, "were duped by high gov Withholding Of Parts Of Tapes Sought WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Nixon's Lawyers are planning to urge U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica to withhold parts of 20 surrendered Watergate tapes - from special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Nixon's chief attorney, James D. St. Clair, said he expects to submit an index and analysis o." the tapes to Sirica today. St. Clair told reporters TUBS day the extent of the clamec privilege is "not significant." The President's counsel re sponded to questions after de- ivering to Sirica the first batch 6[ 64 taped conversations Ja- worksl subpoenaed. The Supreme Court last week upheld Sirica's order that Nixon relinquish the material for his private inspection to determine which parts should he delivered to Jaworski as evidence for the Watergate cover-up trial. After the 35-minute hearing Tuesday, St. Clair conceded that there may be at least one gap in the recorded conversations. : The recording of a meeting April 17, 1973, among Nixon and his then closest advisers, H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, is contained on two separate tape reels, St. Clair told the court- PART MISSING? A notation attached to the tapes indicated that the first reel ran out ond was removed midway through, the meeting. "If that was the case, it would appear there may be a part of that conversation'. miss- irrg," said Asst. Prosecutor Richard Ben-Veniste. "I have no-reason to believe that is so," St. Clair replied. "I will have to check it." ' He told reporters later, "Every time you change a tape, you're going to have down time." Sirica agreed to provide the irosecutors copies of idertti Greathouse Springs Bridge Collapses Greathouse Springs bridge across Clear Creek on Hwy 112 collapsed early this morning as a loaded 7-Up truck struck the right side railing while crossing, the Impact jarred the beams loose and the span and truck both fell' into the stream. Larry Phipps, 24, of Springbrook Trailer Park, was treated for cats and bruises at Washington Regional Medical Center. The bridge was scheduled. for reconstruction by the Arkansas Highway Department in the near future. (TIMES- photo by Ken Good) ugh id Cease-Fire Survey Begins Cyprus Partition Agreed On. ernment officials" and gave them suspended sentences. Ehrlichman, until April SO, 1973, one of the closest mem- (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) prc fying labels attached to the surrendered tapes. Beri-Veniste asked for the information to determine whether Nixon met the requirements of the subpoena n the first batch of tapes. The set of recordings covers 20 conversations involving Nixon, Haldeman, Ehrlichman and former White House counsel John W. Dean HI in March and April 1973. The White House last April made public edited transcripts of these tapes. St. Cfair now has given Sirica the 11 six-hour tape reels with the original recordings of these conversations, plus duplicate tapes of the Watergate conversations alone, Another 13 conversations of the 64 are due in court Friday. Although Nixon still is examining those, St. Clair said he expects to meet the deadline. The subpoena also demanded related memoranda prepared by Nixon, Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Dean. St. Clair said all the papers will he relinquished but that White House personnel are still searching for some of them. NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) --i Greek, Turkish and British officers 'began surveying the Cyprus battlefield from the air :oday to determine the cease [ire line between Turkish and Greek Cypriot forces. The move was the first step in implementing the military disengagement agreement signed in Geneva Tuesday by the foreign ministers of Greece, Turkey and .Britain. The agreement provides for an indefinite partition of the island, the indefinite presence] of Turkish invasion forces and a United Nations buffer zone around the territory, occupied by the Turks. "The war is over so maybe we will be able to assert authority again," said Maj. Peter Gill, the United Nations commander in the embattled Ky- renia region along the island's northern coast where the. Turks launched their invasion July 20. The U.N. headquarters in Nicosia said the 'island was quiet on all fronts and that firing had ceased-except for some isolated shooting during the night. Associated Press correspondent Peter Arnett reported from Kyrenia that the Turks had 1 extended their area of control another few miles to' the east along the coast, but that generally the troops were frozen in their positions. Arnett said that Turkish Cypriot officials in Kyrenia were beginning to clean away some of the" rubble left over from Congress, and perpetrating tax fraud by underpaying his income taxes- Both were defeated 26-12. The committee's recommendations first must face the formality of passing through the House Rules Committee before making their way to the House floor. ' , " ' A majority vote is needed'in the House to impeach the President. The Senate then would conduct a trial, in which a two- thirds ·majority would ::· ba needed to convict and remove Nixon from office. · · ' ; - . The House committee's proceedings ended with a rap from the 'gavel of Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. and his ruling that "This concludes the work of the committee." ODDS FAVOR PASSAGE.-As he filed out of the committee room, Rep. Charles E.- Wiggins, R-Calif., Nixon's leading defender during the six days of debate and voting on the impeachment articles said: "At the moment, I would have to say the odds are that the House would pass them." The final day of the committee's deliberations saw. a break-down in the bipartisan coalition that adopted the first two articles, by votes of 27 to'11 and 28 to 10. The committee las 21 Democrats and 17 Republicans, all lawyers. ;,,! Although the second-ranking R e p u b l i c a n . , Rep. Robert McClory, R-lll., offered lhe_ar- ticle dealing with subpoenas",' it won, the support of only one other Republican, Rep. Law.- rence Hogan of Maryland. Hogan was the only Republicari.'lo vote for all three articles adopted. :;.', r Rep. Thomas RaiIsback,.;R- 111., a leader in the bipartisan effort to pass the first two articles, accused the majority;,of engaging in "political overkill"in trying for more articles. --; When .the Cambodian bombing and tax fraud articles vyera called up. Railsback said ' : 'ths Democrats were endangering Republican support on the floor for any articles. He said later the defeat of the articles had removed that danger. In urging adoption of Article III, McClory said Nixon's refusal to comply with eight committee subpoenas for 147 taped conversations was an ' act^of "stonewalling" that threatened, the impeachment process itself. And Hogan said it raised the most important issue in the inquiry. "If we do not pass thii article the whole impeachment jroeess becomes meaningless," ie said. NOT SERIOUS ENOUGH ' Female Cab Driver Threatened Springdale Man Held In Robbery, Rape Try H. L. Turnbull, 31, Route 1, Springdale, is being held by Fayetteville police for investigation in the robbery and attempted rape of a female Fayetteville cab driver Tuesday night. (See photo on page 2) The 24-year-old Springdale woman, an employe of the Fayetteville Taxi Company told police the incident began in Springdale when she was called to the Ozark Tavern. The cab driver picked said that when up a woman at T a v e r n , someone Turnbull in her cab. she the "threw" Three other passengers were picked up at the Northwest Arkansas Plaza, and all the passengeri but Turnbull wera :aken to various locations in Fayetteville. Turnbull then instructed her to turn up-Sunrise Mountain Road, the driver said. Near the top of the hill, the man fired his pistol out a window and the driver stopped the caib. Turnbull then put the pistol to her head, the driver said. The cab driver said he threatened to rape her while pointing the gun at her head. The woman was able to press the button on her radio transmitter and informed the dispatcher of her location. The dispatcher called Fayetteville police at 9:26 p.m. Turnbull asked for the money in the cab and was given $14 The driver said she was counting the changa w h e n another car went by. The woman said she jumped out of he cab and ran after the car, :elling the occupants-to get in ;heir house because the man n the cab had a gun. The driver went in the nearby residence with the Bob Blackston family. Blackston called police and then located Turnbull about a block from the house. Blackston held a shotgun on Turnbull until police arrived. Turhoull told officers he had been drinking in Springdale and that he had drunk two six-packs of beer on the trip from Springdale to Fayetteville. Turnbull also said he had fired out the window of the car at a rabbit, using the only ammunition in his .22 caliber magnum pistol, Charges Filed In '70 Murder JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Danny Carroll Lawrence, 25, who is in custody at Jacksonville on a charge of rape, has been charged in Benton County with firstdegree murder in the 1970 death'of Eva Johnson, 18, of Rogers. Officers salt! Tuesday that Lawrence would appear before he court on the charges al lacksonville before being trans- erred to Benton County. Sgl. Jack Livengood of the Jacksonville Police Departmen said Lawrence was arrested Sunday afternoon at his Jack sonville residence. He said Sgt. Bobby Reynolds of the Arkansas State Police decided it would be beneficia .0 question Lawrence about tht murder of Miss Johnson, Liv engo'od said enough information was gathered from that ques tioning to initiate a warran from Benton County charging Lawrence with murder. said that earl; armed gunmai Livengood Sunday an forced a man and a woman int the woman's apartment. Thi man was bound and the worn a raped. Police said a struggli ensued and the victims escapei with the assailants' gun. T h assailant then fled the apart ment, leaving most of his cloth ing. Livengood said indentiftcatlo: papers found in the clothing'le to the arrest of Lawrence. Miss Johnson was kille while working the night shift i a Springdale factory. She wa last seen alive going to her ca on the plant parking lot on he lunch break. Her body wa found under a culvert In Bento County. lM NEWS BRIEFS Milk Charge Filed ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A flinnesota public relations firm as been charged with aiding in legally tunneling $82,000 in nilk producer funds for polili- al purposes. U.S. Ally. Robert Renner iled the criminal information i U.S District Court here at ie request of the special Wa- ergate prosecutor's office. It charged the 1972 cam- iaigns of Sen. Hubert Humphey, D-Minn., and Sen. James Abourezk, D-S.D., benefited rom illegal corporate milk unds. Rhodesia Leader Wins SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) -- Prime Minister Ian Smith's Rhodes!an Front won its ex .ectcd sweeping victory in the elections for a new parliamen Tuesday, promising Rhodesia live more years of white minor ily rule. Incomplete returns early to day gave Smith's party 43 o .he 50 seats reserved for whites. Bombers Hit London LONDON (AP) -- Three iden tical small bombs went off ear ly today in streets in Oxford and four (ire bombs were se off at movie houses in Birming ham. .There were no casualties an damage was slight, local polic said. They believed the Iris Republican Army was respon sible. A dozen incendiary bomb have exploded in the past 1 days in Birmingham, England' second largest city. Incumbent Defeated COLUMBIA, S. C. (AP) - harles "Pug" Ravenel has up- et the veteran Rep. W.J ryan Dorn to win South Carona's Democratic gubernatorial omination. ' Ravenel, making his first bid or political office and consid red an underdog tart, will face from the Republican ames B. Edwards, a Charles on dentist, in the Novembe: general election. Viets Attack Town DA NANG, South Vietnam AP) -- North Vietnames 'orces launched an attack on ourth town in the norther coastal region below Da Nan as the fighting in the area en tered its third week. T h e Saigon governmen loured more infantry and tan ·einforcements into the secto but said there was no imme diate threat to Da Nang, th country's second largest cit with a population of 500,000. Bill Sent To Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) -- J22.1 billion weapons procure ment authorization bill ha been sent to President Nixon b roll ca the Senate on an vote. The compromise measun adopted Tuesday, trimmed $ billion from Ihe admini. tration's budget requests f( U.S. armed forces weapon spending for the 12 months enc ing June 30, 1975. It also set a $1 billion ceilin on U.S. military aid to Sou' Vietnam. heavy, 1 fighting there] At the same . time Turkish -soldiers continued looting some of the Jandoned shops in the city. The Geneva agreement was oyously received by -Turkish lypriots. . "We have ; peace at ast," declared' Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denklash as he waved [o newsmen from a passing car. In contrast, the Greek Cypriots strongly criticized the accord, particularly a provision which calls for the withdrawal i 'Greek Cypriot forces from Turkish Cypriot enclaves. They pointed out that there was no rovision for the evacuation of Turkish troops from Kyrenia, once a Greek city. In Athens, the Greek government began demobilizing thousands of reservists who had een called up as part of the eneral mobilization because of ie Cyprus crisis. T h e Geneva agreement, signed after six days of nego- iations, put no brake on the anding of Turkish reinforcements or supplies on the island, hough it prohibited Turkey rom expanding its area of control. A spokesman for the United Nations peacekeeping force reported the Turks brought in (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO But other Republicans, al- hough they had supported, the ssuing of the subpoenas, said Nixon's Failure to comply with hem was not a serious enough Dffense to warrant ·nent by itself. Hep. William S. Cohen, R- \Iaine, said he would support a move on the House floor to add Nixon's failure to comply to ei- :her the obstruction of justice or the abuse of power articles. both of which he had supported; Rep. M. Caldwell Butler, R- Va., another hacker of the first two articles, said Article III offended his sense of fair play. "The adoption of Articles I and II will have placed the -is-. sue of whether the President should be removed before the Senate," he said. "We don't need any more articles." : Some Democrats agreed,. notably Reps. Walter Flowers';:-D- Ala., and James R. MannVID- S.C., who voted against Article III, and after the vote Rodino held a caucus of Democratic members to see if an agreement could be reached to call a halt. It could not. Since the inquiry began last winter different members have staked out different areas of interest, and the secret bombing of Cambodia and Nixon's un- ICQNTINUED ON P IGE TWOJ Impeachment Proceedings Move Behind Closed Doors WASHINGTON (AP) -- Impeachment proceedings move now to staff offices and closed committee rooms for a new marshaling of forces for and against President Nixon. The staff of the House Judiciary Committee, armed with three articles of impeachment recommended by the panel, has the first task. It must prepare a report for the full House that will cite the evidence backing up charges voted by the committee after more than six months of inves tigation. The raw material of the re port lies In more than 7.00C pages of information and exhib its, and additional hundreds 0 pages of testimony accumu laled by the impeachment In quivy. Chairman Peter. W. Rodin Jr., D-N.,1., said Tuesday night as public hearings concluded that the staff report would- be ready Tuesday. ' Members who disagree with committee recommendations can include their dissenting views in the report. -.'· Just when the report will-bs made public has not been staled. By the start of House debate would be the latest;'.' a 'ew moments after getting ihlc :he hands of a leak-mindec member likely would be tha earliest. --i The House Rules Committee next week will set precise grounds rules for an anlici pated two weeks of House de bale. .;The House leadership ;:;! thinking in terms of 100 hqur of debate, daily sessions frorr 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and a tlni span of Aug. 12 to 26. ".

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