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INSIDE- Edilorlal ..... s .. ....... ...... ... 4 For women ,-.w... .··"..···. 6 Sports ...... .....T.-C ...... 9-10 Amusements ................ H Comics ..... .·£.··.·:·!· ...... '.-a- 1^ .Classified ..,·.. ..... .-.....: 13-15 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper LOCAL FORECAST- Thundcrstorms are expected to end tonight with clearing skies and cool weather on Saturday. Low last night 67. Lows tonight near 60 with highs Saturday in the low 80s. Sunset today 8:21; sunrise Saturday 6:25, Weather map on page T. 115th YEAR-NUMBER 49 FAYETTEV1LIE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 2, 1974 ·£16 PAGES-TEN CENTS Phone Workers Strike May Begin On Monday Approximately 125 to 140 employes of the Southwestern Electric Bell Co. in Fayelteville Will go -out on strike if efforts fail to" avoid a nationwide strike against the Bell Telephone System. ' , · . " The local chapter of Communication Workers of America will observe the strike set for 12:01 a.m. EDT Monday. "Service will be maintained with supervisory personnel but a strike will affect new construction and Installation", said George (Skip) Holland, manager. According to the Associated Press a Bell spokesman said the company was hopeful of a peaceful settlement hut President Glenn E. Communications Watts of Workers America said a strike appears inevitable. "The hard fact at this time Is that the union and the companies , remain very far apart on the total package," Walts told a news conference Thurs day. He said his union's 500.000 members voted in favor of a walkout by a ratio of 7-1-. The International Broth erhood of Electrical Workers and the Alliance of Independen Telephone Unions with 250,001 workers also announced the; would walk out Monday "in the absence of a satisfactory agree ment." It marks the first time all the elephone unions have agreed o strike the giant Bell System at the same time. A' strike would affect the Bell Dperating companies across the ountry the Western Electric Co. and the Bell Telephone laboratories. . , ' Since most telephone service s automated, the public would continue to have service, at east until lack of maintenance causes breakdowns. Installation of new phones and repairs on existing equipment would stop. The unions rejected on July 18 a three-year contract package that they said amounts to a 30 per cent increase when wages, co si-o Hiving increases and fringe benefits are counted Watts said pay hikes of 14 per cent, are needed if tele phone workers are to keep pace with inflation and productivity. "Our members' expectations are high what the com panics are offering at this lime would not reflect their hopej and aspirations," he said. Other issues in dispute, h told newsmen, are pensions health and adjustment of the company's absentee contro program. Also, he said, the company has not offerei enough "local money" to elimi nate inequities in geographii differentials fications. and job class! Nation's Unemployment Rate Shows Slight Rise In July WASHINGTON (AP) nation's unemployment --The rate showed little change from June to July, rising slightly from 5.2 to 5.3 per cent, the government reported today. Unemployment has hovered between 5 per cent and 5.2 pen cent since the beginning of the year. July's increase was not considered significant by the Labor Department. . T h e relative stability in the employment situation was good news fpr the Nixon administration which had predicted Increases in the jobless situation this summer. , The administration's chief economic coordinator, Kenneth Rush, told Congress Monday that President Nixon's policies of economic restraint and budget cuts were likely to cause the unemployment rate to move up to between 5.5 per cent and 6 per cent by the year's end. S o m e private economists, among them Walter Heller, are predicting higher rates. Heller, chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President's Kennedy and Johnson, predicted in testimony before Congress Thursday an unemployment rate of aboul seven per cent by next year. UNABLE TO WORK In Its report today, the Labor Department said the number ol Americans unable to find job; last month rose from a season ally adjusted 4.8 million to 4.9 million. Total employment was listed as 86.3 million In July essentially unchanged since June but up by about 500,000 since April following a six month period of virtually growth. The size of the civilian labor force rose by 250,000 in July to an adjusted 91.2 million, the third consecutive monthly gain following a lull in the previou: three months. The recent increases were ac counted for largely by women Since April, the number o adult women -in the labor forci has increased by 800,000, whili he adult male labor force ros iy 140,000 and that of teen agers declined. Stability in the unemploj ment situation last month wa reflected in the.jobless rates n ported for most of the tnajo categories: married men. 2 cent; household heads, cent; white workers, '4 per cent; adult men, 3.5 pe cent; adult women, 5.2 cent; and teen-agers, 16.2 cent. These rates were iame or nearly the same as i June, the government said. John Dean Sentenced WASHINGTON (AP)-- Fo mer While House counsel Joh W. Dean III was sentenced t day to one to four years in pri on for his role in the Waterga cover-up. Dean, the principal witnes against President Nixon in th cover-up, pleaded guilty eig months ago to conspiracy to o struct justice. U.S. District Judge John Sirica gave Dean until Sept. to put his affairs in order. Sirica said he .would recom mend that Dean serve his se tence in the minimum securi prison at Lompoc, Calif. Sirica handed down the se tence after denying a .reque from Dean's attorney that t sentencing be delayed. Dean's attorney said a ne batch of White House tap being handed over to Sirica u der a Supreme Court order sued l a s t month contains ei dence which might suggest light sentence for Dean The charge to which De; pleaded guilty last October ca ries a maximum penalty of fi CONTINUED ON P 1GE TWO Ma/or Turkish Assault Launched Heavy Fighting Again Erupts On Cyprus NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Turkish tanks launched a ma- ie biggest outburst of fighting nee the Cyprus cease-fire ;reement was signed three .ys ago, erupted across the estern Kyrenia mountains to- ay. Turkish forces advanced into ur Greek Cypriot villages that after heavy ere abandoned urkish artillery e past 48 hours. barrages Two Buildings Of Apartment Complex Burn Sixteen units of a three- uilding apartment complex on East 15th Street near Shenan- oah Trailer Park were de- troyed in an early morning fire oday. State Police were called investigate the possibility of rson. Two of the three two - story tructures making up the in- :omplete Southmont complex ;ere leveled almost before firemen arrived on the scene. The ctibed his attendance at mcet- wo destroyed buildings, suffer- d relatively minor damage. Loss in the 12:45 a.m. blaze vas estimated tentatively at e t w e e n $180,000 and $175,000. The . b u i l d i n g s vere covered ' by insurance, 'hey were estimated at two~ tiirds' complete. ' T h r e e fire companies ·esponded to the alarm from- Central Station and Airport Sta- ion. Fire Capt. Carl Springston ·.aid two buildings were falling n when the first company arrived. NO HYDRANT AT SITE Firemen were forced to lay Ines 2.350 a. fire.hydrant, near Sheriaridoah Trailer Park jecause no hydrant had'· been Installed at.or near : the apart- . ment'complex. · . . · · ' Construction of the complex was started by: the John: May 'a. and was being completed y a Little Rock bonding firm hrough Campbell Management Jorp. of Liltle Rock. Larry Carter Constructqn Co. is the general contractor. Fireman said it appeared a sudden, major fire erupted in two of the buildings at the same time and spread rapidly through joth structures. .The center building suffered only external damage caused by heat from the other buildings. A spokesman for the Housing and Urban Development office at Little Rock said today HUD would aid in the investigation because t h e complex involves federal funds. car full of reporters trav- from machine-gun cling behind the U.N. armored also fired at by Tur- cease-fire lines under U.N. aus mountains -- an artillery - de- mountain, overlooking the sea, the Turkish representative said fended outpost at the top of Mt. reporters an hour later. T watched he was not-'ready to attend. No Kypafissouvouno. The fighting was centered at explanation was given. the village of Agridaki on the road just below the The first task facing the 3,484 tempting to go up the mountain fired at the Greek Cy- U.N. soldiers will be the draw- Reporters drove to'the village ing up of cease-fire lines. priot strongpomt. at midmorning and watched Answering fire came from ar- v Fighting spread re- tillery and machine guns. . . - , . , . . . _ ,' ,, ' (TIMESphoto By Ken Good) TWO APABTMENT BUILDINGS DESTROYED '·..',. Fayetieville jirerneri'are silhouetted by smofee in early morning '-blaze : .ei Southmont apartment coinplex he first votes ight days later. Umbrellas Needed By The Associated Press Get out the umbrellas. The National Weather Service is calling for scattered to numerous thunderstorms today. The thunderstorms are to decrease in the northwest portion of the state late today or tonight and throughout the state Saturday. The probability of precipitation ranges from 50 per cent to 60 per cent throughout the state. The greatest chance of thunderstorms Saturday is in the southeast portion where the precipitation probability is 4C per cent. There is a 50 per cenl chance of rain tonight in all bul the northwest corner of the state. WASHINGTON . ( A P ) , -. 'ouse leaders shaping plans for e first presidential impeach- ent debate in 106 years have greed to start it Aug. 19, with " ' coming about details are still o be worked out, it a p p e a r s ertain live television and radio overage of the historic event vill be permitted. Under arrangements tenta- vely approved by the lead- rship -of both parties Thursay, about seven days will he evoted to general debate and iree or four days to voting on he articles of impeachment. The procedures contemplated low would not permit any new articles to be proposed and vould limit amendments to mo- Driver Misses Curve Watermelons were scattered over the road Thursday eve- Bins when this pickup track collided with the tail end of a parked wrecker on Hwy. J6 east of near Eikins. 3. B. Camphclf, driver of t h e pickup, Is reported in satisfactory condition (oday at Veterans Administration Hospital la FaycKevllle. Slate Trooper Tommy Williams said Campbell missed a curve near the Sulphur City - Hwy. 16 intersection. (TIMESphofo by Ken Good) House Debate On Ouster Set and Earlier, a scheduled meeting!beachhead in north Cyprus on Thursday. U.N. officials reported artil- ery and mortar fire a mils vest of the coastal town of Lap- :. thos, nine miles from the port of Kyrenia. It was the furthest west of Kyrenia that fighting tad been reported since the Turkish landing on July 20. Fighting extended from Lap- thos on the western edge of the Kyrenia mountains to the southern slopes near Greek Cypriot villages of Sysklipos and Ayios Ermolaos, U.N. spokesman Rudolf Stajduhar said in Nicosia. In New York, the Security Council voted 12-0 Thursday to request Secretary-General Kurt Wnldheim to "lake appropriate action" to implement a recommendation by Greece, Turkey and Britain that U.N. forces r orm a buffer between the Turkish invasion force and the Greek Cypriots. The three countries--guarantors of the independence of Cyprus under a 1960 treaty establishing the island a s a republic--suggested the U.N. buffer in the cease-fire and signed in Geneva on Tuesday. The U.N. soldiers on Cyprus had been restricted to separar ting the Greek and Turkish Cy priot communities. Waldtieim said in a speech to . the council that as soon as the measure had been adopted hs instructed the U.N. Cyprus force to undertake its new role. The Security Council resolution also authorized Waldheim to evaluate the U.N . role on Cyprus in the light of the Geneva pact. SOVIET VETO The Soviet Union had vetoed such a resolution 24 hours earlier. But the Soviet ambassador, Jacob Malik, abstained on Thursday as did Byelorussia. China did not vote, in keeping with its opposition to U.N f peacekeeping operations. Waldheim told the council lha U.N. force on Cyprus would ba stepped up to a strength of 4,443 men by Aug. 12. Waldheim also said the Turks had agreed to permit U.N. troops to remain in Turkish-occupied territory. The Turks had demanded withdrawal of the 154 U.N. soldiers stationed in the Turkish zone to protect ethnic Greeks. Turkish commanders charged Greek Cypriots disguised them- tions to strike the three separate articles or sections of them. - · Debate and voting procedures will be drawn up formally by the House Rules, Committee at a meeting, now set for Aug. 13. In prep a.ra lion for the meeting, party' .ie.aders informally discussed, the arrangements w i t h the committee. Meanwhile, \ in the. Senate Rules'and. Administration Committee, .strong sentiment developed to. te.a v e virtually unchanged the 106-year-old 'rules t . for impeachment trials. LitTLE SUPPORT Majority. Leader Mike Mansfield has proposed sweeping rules changes, but .members indicated . .little.. support for the changes. .The proposed changes ^^^ NEWS BRIEFS Chides Authorities HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) - ·'red Gomez Carrasco, an irmcd convict who took over he Texas State Prison library MI July 24, has chided author- ties for "playing a game of po- er" With the lives of the 13 lostages he holds. W.J. Estelle, director of the ,tate' Department of Correc- ions, agreed on Thursday to irovide an armored vehicle demanded by Carrasco, but only after Carrasco and two fellow rebels release all hostages. Rescues Animals VENICE, Fla. (AP) When Rosemary Collett gets a call 'or help, she hops into an old red van and takes along a pair of welder's gloves, a long-handled net, a bologna sandwich and a fish. For the past 10 years, the 42- year-old housewife has been rescuing injured wildlife and nursing them back to health in her modest Quit Coast home. She uses the food as bait and the gloves and net to handle the birds, animals and reptiles she has been called upon to aid. Dentist Killed CBIATTANOOGA, Tcnn. (AP) -- Police searched today for two men who abducted s prominent dentist at gunpolm 18 hours before he was fouric shot to death. The body of Dr. Robert El liott, 38, was found Thursday afternoon In tha trunk of his car parked on an abandonee mine road about 15 miles from hi; ranch style house In Chat lanooga. Agnew In Greece ATHENS (AP) -- Former Vice President Spiro T, Agnew says he is visiting Greece itrictly on business. Agnew.said on Thursday he expects to remain in Athens several .days. . It is.his second trip to Greece nee resigning as vice presi dent. During, his first visit hi met with Greek shipownei loannis Latsis. Thanks Fans LONDON (AP) -- Valery am lalina Panov, exiled Russian jallet stars, are visiting Londoi o -thank the people who too! )art in the campaign to get th Soviet Union to let them emi grate to Israel. "We are very happy to bi here," they shouted to fans who greeted them on Thursday. Authorize Construction LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- T h e Arkansas Public Building Au f? thorily received the state Legis lative Council's approval Thurs day to go ahead with construe tion of public buildings i Phase I of the PBA's state ol fice complex plan. The motion to give the PB. such authority was passed 18-! following three hours of test rriony and debate. The action gives the PBA th power to finance construction estimated at more than $74 mi lion, by using $14 million a ready appropriated by the leg islature with the remainder the funds coming from the sal of bonds. nninirau would set new standards for hat evidence would be lowed and would : limit Chief Justice Warren E. Burger's role'. If the House majority votes to impeach Nixon, a Senate rial would be held with a two- lirds vote needed to convict le President and remove him om office At. the White House, a presi- ential spokesman declined to discuss Nixon's strategy for jmbating impeachment. "Our :rategy will become known to you as events unfold," Gerald i. Warren told reporters. The Aug. 19 date set for starting House debate represents a delay of nearly a week n the schedule Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. had announced uring the Judiciary Committee's impeachment Inquiry. NO EXPLANATION There was no immediate ex- ilanation for the delay but it Is iclieved Rodino wants more ime to prepare the com- niltee's report on the three articles it approved last week. During the committee's consideration of the articles, sup- lorters of President Nixon saic hey were loo vague to permit lim to make a proper defense. Their efforts to amend the articles to make them more specific failed, but Rodino said the report would include factual in ormation that would make I clear what charges were being brought against Nixon. The New Jersey Democra said last week the report woul e ready next Tuesday, but it is nderstood Special Counsel ohn Doar has requested a few Tiore days to prepare it. The 10 Republicans who oted against impeachment also are preparing a detailed tatement attacking the articles, and want more time to vork on it. In the meeting between t h e eadership and the Rules Committee, the possibility of permitting the House to vote on a resolution of censure as an al- .ernative to impeachment was discussed. House Adjourns LITTLE ROCK (AP) -About 30 members of the Aransas House of Representatives were present Thursday for the closing of the special legislative session. About 15 representatives were on hand' at 9 a.m. Thursday when the legislature convened. As soon as the House convened the members declared a 30-minute recess and most went to the Senate to watch the debate on the ouster of Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones of Conway. The House recess continued until the Senate had disposed of the Jones matter, which took about two hours. Then both chambers adopted a concurrent resolution to adjourn. elves as U.N. personnel to at-. ack the invasion force and to jather intelligence. Greek Cy- oriots had no immediate reac- ion. A Turkish army spokesman aid some of his men were vounded by gunfire from Greek "yp'riol soldiers in U.N. uni- orms and U.N. vehicles. For hat reason, he said, "we have lad to take certain pre-. cautionary measures against the U.N. peacekeeping force. Fresh Turkish troops, trucks,anti-aircraft guns, artillery pieces and tanks were seen arriving at the Turkish headquarters complex- in Kyrenia. Independent diplomatic sources es- imated the Turks have more than 40,000 troops on the island. In Ankara, the Turkish government announced it is build- rig f u e l storage facilities on Cyprus and an underwater pipeline from southern Turkey' to transport water to Kyrenia; and has plans for a gas turbine electric plant near Kyrenia. Faces Problem SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)' -- While Ed Rcinecke vows to remain In office one more month, Gov. Ronald Reagan faces the' problem today of choosing a successor to ths lieutenant governor, convicted on federal perjury charges. Reagan's press secretary, Clyde Wallhali; said on Thursday that the Republican governor will appoint a new lieutenant governor when the office !» vacated. Transit Rights Not Clear U.S. Opposes Territorial Waters Extension CARACAS, Venezuela {AP) -- The United States has turned ( down a nine-nation plan to establish a standard 200 mile zone of off-shore economic control on grounds it fails to guarantee 'reedom of navigation within the zone. Ambassador John R. Stevenson, chief U.S. delegate at the United Nations Conference on the Law of the Seas, saic Thursday that the working pa per "does not make it suf ficicntly clear that all high seas freedoms recognized by the general principles of inter national law are preserved. "It in also not sufficient!! clear that the enjoyment o these freedoms Is on equal foot ing with-- not subject to-- th enjoyment by the coastal slat of its rights in the zone," Ste venson said. The working paper wa drafted by Canada, Chile, Ice ritius, Mexico, New Zealand and Norway. Sources In the U.S. delegation indicated that although Stevenson did not mention the all-important issue of unobstructed lassage of military vessels hrough international straights his was another major factor in the U.S. opposition. TERRITORIAL SEAS The paper deals specifically with territorial seas, nations made up of archipelagos, eco nomic zones and the continenta shelf, but makes no rccommen dation r e g a r d i n g passage :hrough straits. New Zealand Representativ M.J.C. Templeton introduce the draft articles on Thursday. The United States, which en forces a 3-milo territorial so limit, has s a i d it would g along with a proposed 12-mi: limit concept and cxpresso willingness to support a 20 coastal states would exerciss tolitical and economic sovereignty as part of an overall acceptable sea treaty. But Washington wants certain guarantees in return for its concessions on the 12-mile con cept and the economic zone. I seeks free transit for all vessels through international strait and provisions for foreign fleet o enter the economic zones o other countries to fish for high y migratory species, such a the tuna, when the coastal slat cannot catch all the availabl fish. The conference has bee meeting here since June 20 t phases of sea law. Early In the meeting, th United States abandoned its fl; opposition to a 200-mile of shore economic zone and cond tionally endorsed that at proach. The Soviets and other majo to

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