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INSIDE- Editorial 4 For women 8 Sports 11-12 Amusements ..3..... 16 Comics 17 .Classified 18-21 Jlortfjtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper IOCAL FORECAST- Variablc cloudiness w i t h chance of thunderehowers through Friday. Overnight low 59 with tonight's lows' In the upper 60s and highs Friday near 90. Sunset today 8:22; sunrise Friday 6:24. . Weather map on page 3. 115th YEAR-NUMBER 48 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1974 PAGES-TEN CENTS On Avoiding Impeachment Congressmen Say Nixon's Chances Slim WASHINGTON (APJ-With, House debate on the impeachment question due to start in two weeks, some leading congressmen representing both parties and various political philosophies say President Nixon's chances are poor. Rep. John M. Ashbrook, R- Ohio, a leading House conservative who supports impeachment, said Wednesday he expects the House to vote to impeach Nixon by nearly a 3-1 margin. House Republican Whip Leslie Arends, generally considered the Republican congressional leader closest to Nixon, said of Nixon's chances of avoiding impeachment: "I would not tell him it looks good." House Democratic Leader Thomas P. O'Neill predicted more than 75 per cent ot the House members will vote to impeach the President. O'Neill said no Hrm counts have been taken but said his discussions with members indicate no more than 38 of the 248 House Democrats and fewer than 80 of the 187 Republicans will support the President on impeachment. Rep. Joe D. Waggonner, D- La., a strong Nixon supporter, thinks even fewer than 38 Democrats will vote against impeachment, O'NeiU said . And the leader of the unsuccessful Nixon defense in the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Charles Wiggins, R-Calif., said, "At the moment, 1 would have to say the odds are that the House would pass t h e m (the articles of impeachment)." The statements came as the House prepared for debate on the three impeachment, articles approved by t h e Judiciary Committee. A number of procedural matters have to be settled, such as the lenth of time for debate, whether the proceedings in the House chamber will be televised and whether the com- -- AP Wlrepholo AFTER GUILTY PLEA . . .Nelson leaves U.S. District Court in Washington Former Co-Op Boss Pleads Guilty To Bribery Charge Quick Relief On Inflation Not Expected Original Tally Expunged Senate Votes Ouster Of Jones WASHINGTON (AP) -- Harold S. Nelson, former boss of a milk producers' co-op, has pleaded guilty to " a conspiracy to bribe' John B. Connally and to pay more than $300,000 in illegal political donations. Nelson admitted on Wednesday that he authorized a payment of $10,000 intended for Connally, a former Texas.. governor and later Treasury sccre- ; tary during President Nixon's first term. Connally, who was indicted on Monday for accepting the $10,000, has said he is innocent and that he will fight the charge. Nelson, 56, of San Antonio Tex., pleaded guilty before U.S District Judge George L. Hart Jr. to charges drawn up by Wa tergate prosecutors. He faces c maximum penalty of five years in jail and a $10,000 line. Nelson admitted that as gen eral manager of Associate Milk Producers Inc., the nj lion's largest dairy-farmer co operalive, he aulhorizcd pay ment ot more than $300,000 to Democrats and Republicans in the elections of 1968, 1970 a n d 1972. OKAYED PAYMENT He also admitted that lie hac authorized the co-op's formei lobbyist, Bob A. Lilly, to givi $10,000 to lawyer Jake Jacobsen lo pass on to Connally for th Cabinet officer's help in per suading President Nixon t raise federal milk price sup ports in March 1971. Jacobsei was indicted .with Connally on ; single bribery charge; an sources say he has agreed t plead guilty and to testif; against Connally. The corporate donations ad milted by Nelson include: --$63,500 lo Ihe Democrat! National Committee during Hu bert H. Humphrey's 196B pres r denlial campaign, --$100,000 to repay . mono given in 1969 to Herbert W Kalmbach, Nixon's persona lawyer and chief fund-raiser. --$23,950 to Humphrey's 197 Senate race. --$10,000 to Ihe 1970 cam paign of former Hep. Page Be cher, R-Okla. --$8400 lo the 1970 Senat Stock Market Down NEW YORK (AP) -- Th stock market has closed at i lowest point in four years, pos ing its fifth straight broad d cline. By the end of trading c Wednesday, the Dow Jones a erage of 32 blue-chip industria had tumbled 8.14 points \ 757.43, the Dow's lowest finis since it closed at 755.82 on No 19, 1970. impaign of Edmund SD-Maine. · Mus- --$82,000 to ail services ampaigns of buy computer- during the Humphrey, 1972 Sen. ames Abourezk, D-S.D., and arious unnamed Iowa Demo- ats. The Nelson plea comes less lan a week after his former ;cond-in-command at the milk reducers, David L. Parr, caded guilty to a similar fel- ny conspiracy count of making .egal donations. Jones Denies Memo On Milk Price Hikes WASHINGTON (AP) In a nemorahcium, which he has low repudiated, Lyndon B. Johnson's former appointments iccretary claimed he got a $40,JOO-a-year job from the milk producers by talking the late iresident into a lame-duck decision on milk price supports. The former aide, James R. Tones, now a Democratic con- rressman from Tulsa, Okla., ;aid in the memo that he lelped pressure the Agriculture department into recommending he price support action, then .alked Johnson into approving t. Now Jones says there was no White House pressure and that Johnson was not involved. He said he fabricated the story in an attempt to keep the milk jroducers" job. However, a new management fired him as a By RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington Bureau W A S H I N G T O N -- Don't expect any quick relief from the soaring inflation now afflicting the American economy. In fact, things are probably going to get worse during the coming months. That was the clear message delivered this week by the Nixon Administration's lop economic advisors during a series of hearings on the ailing economy conducted by a congressional committee. ·The grim message which they delivered: --Food prices will continue to ise. ' --There will be another round of oi! price hikes. --The i mem ploy ment rate, now 5.2 per cent, will probably rise to 6 per cent, throwing about a million more people out of work. Bearer of the bad news was Kenneth Rush, economic counselor to President Nixon, who testified before hearings of the Joint Economic Committee. The panel, making a mid-year review of the economy, also heard from Herbert Stein, head of the Council of Economic Advisers, and Arthur Burns, head of the Federal Reserve System. All echoed President Nixon's s p e e c h on the, economy delivered last week in which the chief,executive said his administration plans no new ini- L1TTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas Senate voted today 25 to 6 to oust Sen. Guy "Mutt" Jones Sr. of Conway. Earlier today, the Senate had expunged'the record of the July 12 vote by which the chamber failed to remove Jones. The Senate amended the mo-, lion that had been. voted on July 12. The . amendment, offered by Sen. Ralph Patterson of. North Little Rock, added the words "and or disqualify" after the word expel in the original motion. Patterson said he offered the amendment because he was afraid failure to do so wuuld raise legal questions. · The amendment was ap proved on a voice vote and the motion to oust Jones was approved on a roll call vote. ._ after aboil jate. Jones w cernber 19; come- tax trial in .Jr.! mistrii claim Federal are felonies, tax charg' The sti vides for . legislator amous ' cr Jones ' i [earing '.fc the federi llth came at 11:18 a.m. t 75 minutes of de- as convicted in De- 72 on four federal in- charges. His first n.!y '972 ended in a (ones has since filed a jinst the government $92,000, claiming jury in the first trial. income tax charges es, but state income es are misdemeanors. ite Constitution pro- the removal of any convicted of an "in- ime." jontcnded during his efore the. Senate that il income tax charges "infamous crimes." 3, who is serving his i in the. Senate, was not present today when th vas taken. Jones' family acted at Conway, said th ator had gone fishing and not be contacted. Before the vote to ex Sen. Clarence Bell of F ;he president pro tem Senate, moved to recess one hour until Jones coi located. · Bell said Jones be in the chamber to limself. The motion failct voice vote.' Bell said he co do "what's ' about ' to be and go home arid 'sleep." Sens. John F. "Mult" of ' Der'molt, John Beard of Leachville and Jerry o£ Little Rock oppose move to expunge the rec the July '12 vote arid a: ouster vote. Both Gibson and B said the July 12 resolution to recess provided the S e n a t e could come 'back and conduct husiness only if a resolution was approved by both the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House. They said that to conduct business without such a resolution was not legal. Bell, Sen. Olen Hendrix o! Antoine, Sen. Max Howell o Jacksonville and Sen. George Locke of Hamburg voted with done the minority July 12 when the Senate voted 21-12 to keep Gibson Jones, but switched today ant en Jr. voted to oust Jones. Jewell Sen. P a u l Benham of Mathe rianna, who abstained July 12, 3 of also voted today to oust Jones, the Sen: Lex. Moore of Harrison, who voted w i t h the majority Bearden July 12, was not present today. expunge. Parkin; of the ; f o r nld be should defend miUee's articles will be openj for amendment. RELATED Meanwhile, there were thest related developments: . · ' . - O'Neill, a close friend of Vice President Gerald R. Ford, said Ford is well aware of tha possibility that Nixon will ba removed from office. That step would require a two-thirds vote in the Senate after a majority vote in the House to impeach the President. · , --White House aide Patrick J. Buchanan said the White House was keeping open the option of essentially giving up w a fight in the House in order to. expedite Senate action. However, a number of House members said this would amount to a cop-out. --Two senators on a panel studying impeachment". rules said they oppose a strict defini- public · relations consultant in early 1972. The memo was placed in the open files despite a request from Jones' lawyer to suppress it as inaccurate. FREEMAN ON SUPPORTS It refers to an announcement by' then-Agriculture Secretary Orville Freeman on Dec. -26. 1968, that continued the level of milk price supports at $4.28 per hundredweight through the first year of the Nixon administration. Freeman made the announcement less than a month before the new Republican administration took office, months before the normal annual dcci sion on. price supports. Jones wrote the memo to George Mehrcn, the new general manager of Associated Milk Producers, Inc., on 1972. "Mehren had just over the co-op and [CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) tiatives but intends to continue on the present policy of moderate fiscal and monetary restraint. "We have a policy, and we are going to stick to it," said Rush, a-long-time friend of Mr. Nixon, who was a big business executive and who assumed the job of economic czar two months ago. NOTHING PROGRAM "You have a nothing program," exploded Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., chairman of :he committee, after listening Ip Rush outline the administration's position. ' ' Y o u propose almost nothing," he added. "On taxes, nothing except a hint of tax relief for big business...nothing to moderate government spending, nothing on housing, nothing on food inflation, not a single specific suggestion' on increasing productivity." Proxmire said the hearings were being held at a time when inflation was at a 9 per cent rate, when indications are that wholesale prices are increasing at a 40 per cent rate, w h e n the' normal 3 to 5 per cent growth of the economy had slowed to zero growth during the first half of the year. "Instead of taking action, the administration puts out pre.'s releases saying this is gp'd news," charged Proxmive. "Lets lay it on the line...'.his is bad news." Proxmire then asked Rush directly whether he felt President Nixon was capable of providing economic leadership Five Minutes Missing From Nixon Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) - - More than five minutes are missing from Whiter House: -tapes- of a Watergate conversation between President Nixon and his ;wo closest advisers .at the time the cover-up was unravel- segments indicates that proximately five minutes ing, Nixon's chief attorney, James D. St. Clair, disclosed the new lape gap in papers submitted on Wednesday to U.S. District Judge John J.Sirica. The gap occurred because a tape reel ran out midvyay through a 45-minute me.eting between Nixon. H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman no April 17, 1973, St. Clair wrote. "Judging from the notations on the tape boxes, the tape ran out and was replaced in the midst of this conversation," St. Clair said. "A timing of the two - ap- r _ and 12 seconds "of conversation were never recorded." 13 DUE FRIDAY The disclosure was contained in an eight-page index and analysis of the tapes of 20 conversations delivered to Sirica Tuesday in partial compliance witli a subpoena for recordings of 64 conversations.. Tapes of another 13 sessions are due in court Friday and the others are to be turned over later. Nixon must relinquish t h e tapes' to Sirica for his private inspection to determine which parts to provide Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski for use in the cover-up trial beginning in September. The judge was weighing Nixon's request that portions of 10 of the conversations in the first batch be withheld from Jaworski. Five Senators [rase Earlier Jones Vote L1TTLF, ROCK (AP) -- Five senators who voted July 12 against "Mult" expelling Sen. Guy Jones Sr. of Conway from the Senate voted today to expunge the earlier vote. Those who voted against expelling Jones and then voted today to expunge the record were Sens. Bob Douglas of Texar- lion of what would be required lo convict Nixon in a Senate trial. Sens: Robert C. Byrd, D- W.Va.. and James Allen, D- Ala., said each senator would make his own judgments by nil own standards. NO PUBLIC FUNDS -Sen. -Joseph Montoya, D- N.M., said Nixon should not use public money for his own defense in a Senate impeachment trial. Montoya. chairman of a Senate subcommittee reviewing White House budgets, said, "I would not want the President'to use one nickel of the money for the White House in this bill for. his own defense." House Speaker Carl Albert met with Judiciary Committee Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr.. D-N.J., to discuss the procedural questions, but no decisions were repot ted. Rodino said ha wanted, to talk matters over with other committee members. The 10 Republican members who voted against impeachment held a meeting of their own to plan defense moves, and later met with House Republican Leader John J. Rhodes. Rhodes, who says he remain! undecided how to vote on impeachment, is meeting regularly with groups of Republicans to find out where they stand. Wiggins said the anti-impeachment forces are trying to T, Fletcher of Hendrix of An- kana, Virgil Benlon, Olen toine,. Max Howell of Jacksonville and George Locke of Hamburg. The vote July 12 was 21-12 with 24 votes needed for expulsion. Sen. Paul Benham of Marianna, who abstained in the July 12 vote, voted today to expunge the record. Jones, who voted with Ihe minority July 12, was not present today. Sen. W. K. Ingram of West Memphis, who also voted in the minority July 12, was absent to- ed Milk an. 18,I taken id fired '. TWO) in the midst of a growing drive to impeach him and remove him from the White House. "In the coming months his (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Nixon claims tnose portions are shielded from disclosure by executive privilege and that they are unrelated to the Watergate case. Builds Dreamboat Art Kargel, 58, works on his 15-ton, 38 foot ketch which he is building behind his downtown Milwaukee restaurant. He has been working on it in his spare time for H years. He recently closed the cafe (o work full lime on t h e kelcli and hopes to launch il before the summer is ended. (AP Wirephoto) day. Also absenl was Sen. Lex Moore of Harrison, who voted with the majority previously. Those who voted to keep Jones July 12 and voted today against expunging the record were Sens. Dorathy Allen of Brinktey, John F. Bearden Jr. of Leachville, Clarence Bell of Parkin, John F. Gibson of Dermott and Jerry Liltle Rock. D. Jewell of Sen. D. Moore Jr. of El An Average Of 4 Per Cent Grocery Prices Keep Rising By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Consumers got hit during July wilh the worst round of grocery price increases in more than a year, an Associated P r e s s marketbasket survey shows. The hill went up an average of 4 per cent. The AP checked the prices of 15 food and nonfood items in 13 cities on March 1, 1973, and has rcchccked at the start of every succeeding month. July was the first monlh since the beginning of the survey in which the mar- ketbasket bill went up in every city checked. During June, the AP market- basket went down in nine cities ·nd up in four. The U.S. Department of Agriculture mar- ketbasket for June, the latest monlh available, showed the price for farm-produced foods declined .1 per cent. · The higher totals at the end of July were due in part to higher wholesale prices. The Agriculture Department's Crop Reporting Board said Wednesday that prices of raw f a r m products went, up G per cent from June 15 to July 15 after four months of decline. There were higher prices for cattle, wheat, corn, soybeans and eggs and lower prices for milk, cotton, peaches and dry beans. The farm price levels were reflected in the market- basket survey. The AP found higher prices f o r eggs, which had been steadily declining since last August; a new round of increases in Ihe price of meat; and a slight drop in the cost of milk. During June, the price ot meat went down, largely because of special sales staged by supermarkets in response to government pleas. The prices received by farmers for their livestock had been declining, but because retail prices remained relatively high through the first half of this year, consumers rebelled and a backlog of meat was created. The sales during June helped move the backlog onto the f a m - ily dinner table and wholesale prices slarled rising again. ·Jow ack retail where prices are right they were before NEWS BRIEFS the sales and some items cosl more now lhan they did on March 1, 1973. The price of chopped went up during July in nine o 13 cities checked, was un changed in two and was dowi in one--Detroit. The average price on March 1, 1973, was $1.12. By Jan. 1, 1974, the average price was up to $1.23. It dropped back down to $1.12 on July 1, but at the time of the latest check was $1.27. a 13 per cent increase during the monlh. The price of a dozen medium white eggs was up in every city during July, reflecting higher (CONTJNUID ON PAGB TWO To Accept Bid Washington County will accept a bid of $180,710 for over- ay work on the Lincoln Wedington Road. 'Ancfior Construction Company of- Fayetlcville offered the bid Wednesday to the Arkansas Highway Commission meeting in Little Rock. County Judge Vol Lester said the bid was $12,000 under Ihe iiighway engineers' estimate. The contract is for 10.7 miles of road from Hwy. 62 a mile east of Lincoln north to Hwy. 16. Tennessee Votes NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -Tennessee's voters decide today among 12 Democrats and four Republicans seeking party nomination for governor. With no run-off law, the leaders on each licket will meet in November for the right lo re place Republican Gov. Winfielc Dunn, barred by Ihe slate con slilution from succeeding him self. ridden their union leadership and voted to continue a month- ong bus strike that has disrupted daily transportation for 200,000 passengers. By a 554 to 349 vote on W e d n e s d a y , members o f Division 192 rejected a prop o s e d three-year contract which had been unanimously recommended by their union negotiating team. The primary is expected to set the slage for a battle thai will determine the Influence o Watergate and subsequent im peachment proceedings on Ten nessee, which President Nixoi carried each time he ran. Leaders Overridden Dorado, who was absent July 12. voted present today. Others who voted today to expunge the record were Sens. Ben Allen of Little Rock, Jerry Bookout of Jonesboro, Jim Caldwell . of Rogers, Eugene Canada of Hot Springs, Larry Douglas of Sprirrgdale, Milt Earnharl of Fort Smith, Joe T. Ford of Little Rock, Morrell assure thai whatever debate procedures are adopted will provide a fair opportunily for their side to be heard. MINORITY SUPPORT . They also are working on a minority report that will accompany the committee's report in support of the three articles of impeachment, which charge Nixon with obstruction of justice, abuse of his powers and defiance of committee subpoenas. In preparation for the debate, both sides on the committee are assigning members 'to study specific aspects of th» case, with the outnumbered Wiggins group lurning to non- committee members for help. As soon as the report is ready, which is expected to ba next Wednesday. Rodino will ga before Ihe Rules Committee and request a resolution selling a time limit on debate and defining what kind of amendments, if any, will be in order. Most Committee Democrats would like to prevent amendments to the three articles that _ been approved, limiting members to motions to strike whole articles or sections -of them, or to proposing additional articles. The approach favored by tha anti-impeachment Republicans is just Ihe opposite. They would like any further articles barred and Ihe existing ones open for amendment. Talks Suspended WASHINGTON ( A P ) Nego- iatinns aimed at setting up dip- omalic relations between the United States and East Germany have been suspended be cause of East German interference with access to West Berlin. American officials t o l d an E a s t German delegation Wednesday that ther'e was no point in their remaining In Washington awaiting an agreement as long as their government interferes with West German access to Berlin. The message, in Harvey of Swifton. Morriss Henry of Fayetteville, Darrell CONTTNtTED ON P ICE TWO) Bogus Bill Reported. SPRINGDALE--A counterfeit $10 bill was discovered at Ih8 First National Bank here Wednesday. A bank teller spotted the bogus bill while exchanging coins for currency received from a Springdale Sport Shop employe. No one at Ihe Sport Shop on Hwy. 71 north remembered receiving the bill. Fighting Continues Despite Cyprus Cease-Fire Agreement By The Associated Press Fighting raged on today between Turkish soldiers and Greek Cypriot forces despite the cease-fire agreement that was supposed to have taken hold on Cyprus. . Observation flights lo map Ihe cease-fire lines on the Mediterranean island also were discontinued following the U.N. Security Council's failure to ap- effect, means Ihe suspension of nego- liallons which started in Washington July 15. prove the Geneva accord because of a Soviet veto. The fighting ccnlered around the town of Lapithos, nine miles west of Kyrenia. and at the edge of an expanding Turkish bridgehead on the island's northern coast. Shells were exploding con slantly on the foothills above Lapilhos. Newsmen who reached tht latlle area said the Greek Cypriot national guard had re- reated to the edge of Lapilhos nd that firing increased during he morning as Turkish forces moved down the slopes, apparently intending to occupy tha .own, whih is the largest popu- alion center of Kyrenia district. The Turkish attack on Lap- ithos and neighboring Kravaj jcgan Wednesday afternoon and continued during the night, Greek national guard officers told newsmen that Cypriot commandos attacked the Turkish lines during the night and destroyed several tanks. Newsmen saw one Turkish lank burning.

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