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- - . . ; · . . For women 3 Editorial .,.... ; ,. j: ...,,..v.,. J . 4 Sports.........:..i...',.'... s ;. 5 Church Directory ........... 6 Comics .......j...^ 8 Classified.: ... H ....... 9-11 Amusements ....' It 115th Y|AR-«UMBER SO Th« Public Interest Is Th« First Concern Of This Newspaper f ' . ' ' · ' · FAYE1TEVU1E, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY; AUGUST 3, 1974 IOCAI fOIUCAST- : Mostly [air through Sunday with a few scattered clouds. Cooler Sunday. Low tonight in the mid'50s with a Sunday high, 'near. 80, Low last night 59. Sunset today 8:20; sunrise Sunday 6:26. ;. Weather map on page I. j PAGES-TEN i^^ i Higher Costs Blamed Fuel Prices Rise - NEW -YORK (AP) --: Standard Oil of California, Shell Oil Goj and Texaco Inc. have raised the price of wholesale gasoline one cent a gallon,:and the increase is'expected to be passed on to consumers. The three companies say the higher prices, :put into effect this week, are the result of changes in the cost of foreign crude.,oil. Federal energy regulations allow oil companies to adjust their prices once, a, month to reflect such changes. The changes are to be passed along to consumers at gas- , olme stations owned by the companies, and independent service station operators are expected to raise their prices also Late last month Gulf Oil Co. said it was able to find low , er crude oil costs, and it reduced wholesale prices by 1 6 cents per'gallon; effective July 261 The federal guidelines, say «uch decreases must be passed on to consumers by independent dealers. Texaco'raised its prices on Monday, and Shell put its increase into effect on Thursday The Standard Oil of California (SoCal) increase also went into effect Thursday, bringing retail prices of gasoline to 57 9 cents a gallon for regular, 5S 9 cents for unleaded and v 611 cents for premium at company-owned stations SoCal said independent stations could either pass along the in crease or absorb;.it. Standard Oil of Indiana, AMOCO, Continental Oil Co and Atlantic Richfield Co. said they will not change wholesale (as prices this month. . . ' row*TMTM inn px Reform Rill Approved And Means Panel wealthy^; has House pftnel. And .before ·'WASHINGTON' (AP) '--. A I tax-reform package designed to sprinkle-.benefits among taxpayers and to assure .at'least minimal tax payments from the passed a · ' , key -- - _ , - _ . -- giving tentative approval to the wide-ranging tax -J reform measure Friday, the House ..Ways and Means -Committee 'combined .the ..bill 'with the so-called energy tax ·reform bill .after a warning that '*' Congress'. preoccupied with .!Impeachment wo.uld more.read- ily .pass one, tax bill than deal .-·With.two separate measures. ''-.The'.' biggest proposed benefit ;to,-the·'.'average, taxpayer : is the .provision to boost the max- ·Irrtum standard. deduction to $2,500,from $2,000. and to hike 'the minimum standard deduction ,.to" $1,400 from $1,300 on single returns and to $1,500 on Joint return's i , ' · · - . , . . . ; · - · NEW TAX RATE -The new minimum tax r a t * proposed,, · by,, . t h e : comm ittee would J . impose :»:. 14 per cent levy on the first.. $50,000,- 17; pe: cent between :$50,obb'ahd $100, 000, and 20 per cent thereafter The experts estimate this wouli affect some 187,000 tax returns To sweeten the burden for up per-income ' citlze'ris, the pane proposed a, slight decrease i the maximum capital gains ta rate, dropping it to, 35 per cen from'the' present ceiling of 36. per cent. ' . f : .'The combination 'of hikes ah cuts in tax- levies was expectec to produce a net revenue gair of $500 ni illiqn, annu ally,. bas ec oh changes that would increas some iaxes by $7 billion and de crease other taxes by $6.5 mi n - i- ' - . . ' · . ' " , - ' - . , ' . ' . : ' n^ of : the. major ingredients in the tax-hike side was th last-minute amendment that ac celerates . .the prevfbusly-ap proved plan to pHa'se" out' th controversial petroleimi. dep etiori allowance. The depletio tax break presently saves oi men between $2 billion and $ NEWS BRIEFS Cc«n To Visit : Ken Coon. Republican candi- ' date 'for governor, will be cam- ·paigning in Washington County on Aug. C. He will he meeting with various GOP groups, ac- cbrdirig to the. county GOP chairman Truman Yancey, arid wll meet the public at a luncheon at. Agri Park between 11 .a.m. and-2'p.m. Neon End : ..Both sides in the first degree niurder .-trial of B'obhy Morgan m,/'Washington; Circuit Court rested:-:. late this morning and Judge 'Maupin-Cummlngs began his instructions to the jury. vThe'case was expected to go to the jury early, this afternoon. Morgan is accused of the May 19 murder of Roosevelt Willis at a housing project at 10 S. Willow Ave. The trial began Friday before going into a rare Saturday session. - ; ; Local Man Injured Gary Kilpatrick, 20,, of S N. Gregg Ave. was treated and released from/Washington Regional Medical Center after the parked car he was sitting in was .'struck- by-; an unattended automobile which had rollec down a hill at 12:26 a.m. today : The'unattended oar, owned by 'James R. Reece. of Enid, Okla., apparently started rolling down a utility company right-of-way on a hil! above Anson Stree' near Ruth Street and struck the car occupied by Kilpatrick anc Miss Linda C. Rankin, 18, of Route 5. Passenger' Hurt A New'Jersey .woman was in iured in a. two-vehfeie'accidei at North College, Avenue an Soiling Hills Drive, at 8:09 p.m Friday. Mrs. Claribel McNeal Bern jardt of Key; Port, N. J.' wa treated · and released r at Wash ngton Regional ; Medical Cent after the'car driyen-'by-her'nu band,'. Fred C. pernhardt, 7 was hit in the right side b a car driven by Gregory A..Wi liam of Rogers. Prison Rodeo Set CUMMINS PRISON FARW Ark. (AP) '--'.Final prepar, lions are under way for th Third Annual Arkansas Priso Rodeo at the'Cummins unit the state Correction Depar ment. . ' : '' : ' The rodeo begins Thursda and ends next Sunday, Performances are to begin 8 p.m. Thursday through Fr day and at 3 p.rh. Sunday. About 325 ' testants and testants have signed up to rli in 11 events. The prize mone will be more than $14,000 do lars. Form Prices Up ·LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A kansas farmers got high prices for their farm produc in July, according 'to the / kansas Crop and Livestock porting Service. free-world co 200 inmate co mmnimmBiiig^^ Nixon Aides View As Political, See President As Underdog Former Humphrey K Aide Named In Campaign Probe WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jack . Chestnut, former ;campaign manager for;Hubert H. Humphey,-, has , been ;named in . a worn statement as the man ho set u p : a n illegal $12,000 orporate payment for. Hurriph- ey's 1970: Senate campaign. Barry Nova, an , advertising xecutive who worked on the ampaign.i said in a sworn, otarized statement .that Chest- ut asked him:to submit $12,000 orth of Humphrey advertising ills to the nation s largest airy, co-operative.. The. co-op, issociated Milk- Producers Jnos, ias admitted paying the bills il- egally. from, corporate funds iNova's statement is in the open files of the Senate Watergate-Committee, along with a copy 'of: a letter in which Chest nut requested the co-op's lobby: st, Bob A Lilly to pay the bills'. CHECKS INCLUDED Aiso'Vincluded: are two'..-cancelled corporate checks for $6, 000 each and a statement that Lilly sent the checks to Chest nut for forwarding to the adver- ising firm, Chestnut 'has ' -invoked the Fifth Amendment and refusec a testify to thej Senate commit- «e about': corporate payments to i the '· H u m p h r e y cam- laigris in . :1970 : and 1972, lumphrey has denied knowledge of: the corporate .money. Nova worked as a politic* advertising specialist for the now-bankrupt-firmi of * Lennen- Newell, headquartered::ta New York He said in his statement that e advised the Humphrey (Sam laigh on preparation of-adver- ising'·materials. "Early in the campaign I re ceived 'a telephone call from the Humphrey campaign man ager, Jack Chestnut who re quested that Lennen Newel submit its next regular monthly Invoice to an organization he ;dentified as the · 'American Milk -Producers,' rather than directly* to the campaign head quarters." Nova,''of Greenwich. Conn eeths" to have gotten the name the co'op'slightly mixed up. n any casei- the --bills- were ade out correctly to "Associ- ted Milk Producer, Inc, c o ob A Lilly " Copies of them Iso are in the files. Each bore le -words; ."Consulting fee for Minnesota." The last V of the bills 'was lated;.May 8.On May 12. Chest- ut wrote Lilly Dear Bob, en losed is the correct billing for Lennen: Newell,» trie. Pease eturn the,check to us and we .'ill forward j i i t i to. Lenneh., Jewell. Very truly yours. Jack Chestnut" ·, Contribution Defended WASHINGTON (AP) -- A statement " defending .contribu tioris of $100,000 through dum my committees to the 197. presidential campaign of Rep Wilbur ; Mills, D- Ark., was . leased Friday -by two top exec utives' of Texas i millionaire Ross Perot's computer firm. The s.tatement by Milledge A Hart III, president -of Perot' Electronic . Data Systems Inc and Mervin L. Stauffer, a re gional vice president, was re leased through Mills' Washing ton: off ice. Both Hart and Staul fer are from Dallas. Electronic Data Systems is major processor of health in surance claims. Mills, chair man of the House Ways an Means Committee, is expectec to have a guiding influence o any future national health in surance plan. , E v i d e n c e was disclose) Thursday from Senate Water gate Committee files of the fun neling of Electronic Data Sys tern executives' money to th Mills campaign. War Threat Rising In Mideast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli Defense Minister, Shi mon Peres warned again today of a possible war with the Arabs, especially Syria, which le claimed was ' talking war, hreatening war and preparing or war." In Cairo, the newspaper Ak ibar el Yom quoted Egypt s chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Abdel Jamasy, as saying plans are wing implemented to'confront the possibility of a resumption of the Middle East war The paper added that Egypt ias braced itself for any even uality arising from reported Israeli, war preparations It said Israeli leaders have been waging a war campaign and that mobilization 'of Israeli reserves is under way ' In Beirut, pro-guerrilla news capers said Russia ha agreed :o suppy the guerrillas with de tensive weapons. including ground to-air missile and anti- armor weapons. They said the arms agreement was One result of guerrilla leader Yasir Arafat's current talks with the Soviet leadershlo in Moscow. FLO RECOGNIZED The papers also claimed Mos cow had recognized Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization as the sole representa and as the rightful ruling power in any Palestinian state The Israeli defense minister said Israel has increased mill :ary service for reservists and is calling up thousands more rom technical professions to ready army vehicles He urged the nation to desist from strikes' and demands for higher pay and realize it is fac ing a war emergency. Peres', statement to his Labor party m Tel Aviv topped a week of similar gloomy fore casts from senior Israelis such as Premier-Yitzhak Rabin arid Chief of Staff Lt Gen. Mog dechai Gur. Peres said, the Russians, disappointed at Egypt s rap prochemerit.' with Washington, had aligned themselves more closely with the .extreme Arab camp -- Syria; Iraq, Libya and the Palestinian guerrilla movement. . · , - . ' . . ' ' Peres charged Syria was receiving Soviet arms at a "massive pace" by sea and air, among them the MIG23, a super -.sophisticated -Jet''fighter which Mosqow, has,:sold to no other country except 'East Germany. . --TIMESPhoto by Ken Good IMPACT LEAVES AUTOMOBILES SHATTERED .crvshed wreckage of sub-compact car occupied by two Fort Smith girls is shown at top. Lower picture shows heavier sedan as it came to rest against build- In Bid To Retain Senate Seat Case To Court ing Two Women In ) - i ) i - Two, young :Eort;Smith- women were injured shortly after 9 p m Friday when a ear dri en by a man police said was intoxicated · swerved.: across the center line f n , the 800 block -of (·forth . ' College -. Avenue · and smashed into their sub-compact car. Sonya;Farmer, : 17. and Winona Manchego, 18, were ; taken -to Washington Regional Medical Center by EMS ambulance Cease -Fire Tall Between Turks NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -Turkish and. Greek military .-officers scheduled another.' meeting "today to draw up cease-fire lines and . U.N;-enforced buffer zones between, the embattled armies on; Cyprus. : Britishiand : . United ^Nations officials sa.fr in on the talks that began with/ a four-hour ^session Friday -at.'aU.N: camp near Nicosia-airport. 'No agreements were: reached'. ''·'. ·· : U^N. ··bfficials'.-'said Friday that the cease - fire line w a s mostly defined 'with the exception -of a section in the contested western -Kyrenia mountains. : '' :. : · ; ···' , The four parties' are trying to implement", a U.N. Security Council call for the 3, 400 /U.N. jured In College Miss.. ; Farm'er; .driver of; , the small car, .was 'reported] in good condition today. Miss Manchego ivas ^released after emergency treatment. 'Fay^tteville · police said "a south-bound automobile driven by :Harry E. Birkinsha, : 56, of 970 Rush Drive,' crossed the centerline of the four-lane, street and 'crashed alrnost head-on. into Miss, Farmer's north-bound car. is Continue And Greeks within range of Turkish emplacements at Kyreriia. Tfie ! !.Turkishrepresentatiye at the talks in Nicosia, CoL Ne.zihi Cakar, claimed that the fighting had ceased. Greek Maj/ Evangelos Tso- akis ; , claimed GJeek Cypriot ores -"have been . complying with the:, ccas e -f i re agreem en t since July 22, the day the' first nice was .negotiated by the United Nations." Temperatures Drop The cool front that went through Northwest Arkansas Avenue Crash Birkinsha's sedan knocked the smaller . car aside, crossed a parking lot and crashed into a building at 840 N. College Ave. Birkinsha, .who was not injured, was jailed 'on a drunken driving charge. : One .Fire Department, company was called to the scene to , flush . spilled gasoline from the pavement. Traffic was partially blocked for about 15 minutes Suspect Arrested Lewis Vickers DuKe, 25, of 29 Cleveland St., was arrested bout 6 .p.m.' Friday on sus- icioh of .attempting to pass a orged prescription and assault- ng an -officer. Police said that when Patrolman Donald Bayles attempted o arrest Duke at Oak Plaza Pharmacy in Oak Plaza Shop- )ing Center the man. resisted, n the ensuing fight Bayles was itfen several times and display cases were damaged. · Duke was . later released or 12,0000 bond set by Municipa (udge Richard Wells. Court Blocks For Automobil LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- State Insurance Commissioner Ark White House Shuns Move To Censure j WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shunning a move to censur*- rather than impeach President Nixon, White House aides are portraying the proceeding in the House of Representatives as .a political "struggle, ; with President Nixon in the role of the undergoing. Republicans on Friday introduced in the House a resolution offering an alternative to a full-fledged impeachment proceeding. It would censure Nixon for "maladministration and moral insensilivily" but not call for his removal from office. ' While House spokesmen: had no formal comment on the resolution introduced by Rep. Paul Findley, R-I11., and signed by. House GOP leader John J. Rhodes of Arizona. While urging that the Hous» be given such an alternative, Rhodes himself took no stand for or against censure. He scheduled a news conference or Monday to announce his pc- Sition on impeachment. White House spokesman Gerald L. Warreh; talking with newsmen before presentation of the resolution, for the first time-; described impeachment as "a political struggle." · : 'UP-HILL FIGHT "We recognize the situation as it exislsiin the. House -... we'. lace an up-hill struggle," Warren said. He later added that while he was not conceding the House would impeach -Nixon, if .you had to make odds. . . you would have to place tha-. President in the role of the uri; derdog." ; , Warren's reference . to th«, proceeding as political marked' a n - apparent shift 'in Whit*; House strategy. Previously,, he: and other spokesmen have stressed.the legal aspects of the-, proceeding and contended that' the evidence would vindicate Nixon. . : The spokesman described Nixon as ''in very good spirits'-'and said he is spending much of his time reviewing tapes and other materials being turned · over to U.S. District Judge-, John J. Sirica as ordered by" the U.S. Supreme Court last- week. . ' ! -·'" In Sirica's courtroom on Friday, White House lawyers were- ordered to turn over Nixon's notes about subpoenaed Watergate conversations by Wednes- lay. DEADLINE SET Sirica set the deadline after pressing the White House t« speed the delivery of tapes and.. 1 materials of 64 conversations and related documents subpoe-. naed for the Watergate coverup trial. .Meanwhile. Sen. Walter .F; Mondale, D-Minn.. said he will ask the Senate to subpoena the tapes and-materials of the 6 4 . conversations if the Senate conducts a presidential impeachment trial. House Speaker Carl Albert Indicated opposition to censure,saying "I'm certainly not recommending it. I would not vole.. to censure the President. I would either vote for or against. the (impeachment) resolution." · But Democratic Whip John J.-^ McFall of California said "it's, a possible way out" and con-, fended Houe members should have that alternative. LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The attorney- for state Sen. Guy "MuttV' Jones Sr. of Conway said Friday Jones would take the Senate to coutt over its action Thursday, expelling Jones. Phil.Stratton of Conway, who also is Jones' law partner, said he 'and Jones had discussed the legal action in general terms, but-had not decided whether to file the suit in Pulaski County Circuit Court. Court or Chancery ','! would say that we are^go- taiji to court," said Straiten. "I think every, lawyer In the Sen- ate knew at the time they did this'it was going to the court." Jones was ousted on a 25-6 vote 1 because of his conviction on felony charges of violating federal income tax laws. He has been suspnded from legal practice for one year. However, before taking the vote Thursday, the Senate had to erase from the record another vote on the same question taken July 12, during the special session of the legislature. At that time the Senate voted 21-12 to expel Jones -- three votes short of the two - thirds majority needed. Stratton said that the second vote on .the same question was unconstitutional. He'said' if the move ..to .expel Jones w a s a criminal sanction, the 'second vote amounted to double'jeop- ardy. ' : If. the. action was a. civil action, Stratton said the second vote amounted to litigating something that already had been: decided. . Stratton also s a i d Jones might contest the action because Gov. Dale Bumpers was out of Ui» state and Lt. Gov. 'ID Bob Ritey was serving at tenv porary governor. Riley also presided.over^Uie Senate Thursday, which' is the'.' job of, the lieutenant governor, '· ; 'riot the governor, Stratton said,. : · "It might be novel, but it's one .of the remedies-.open to us," Stratton' said. r i He said Jones also had sufficient reason to have the expulsion overturned because no official, written notice 'of the rehearing was given to the senators. Jones did not attend the session Thursday. , peacekeeping troops \ to move Friday continued .to -push south between.'the; Greek Cypriot and ward through the .state today Monroe III had no statutory au- Turkish forces. .Reports'sald-Friday.'that battles .were raging in the' north- lowering of fira insurance; rates. The company also had ar-' ued that Monroe had made his carrying'cooler air and a faint thority to orde f the lowerin « o{ decision without substantial evi- . nrnirmii nf shmuers Inr 5nufh automobile insurance rales, dence to support it. State statr promise of showers 'or South circuit Judge Warr( , n E VVood utcs prov ,J that adminis- of Pulaski County said Friday, trativc decisions such as Mon- west of the'island and that-the Arkansas. _ Turks mbvediinto-four'Greek The National Weather-Service Monroe told the Insurance roe made must be upheld un- Cypriot villages- in -the 'western sa id that the northwest per- Services Office on March 25 to less (here is no substantial evi. Kyrenia;range. Associated Press Special Correspondent Peter ; Arnett.report- lion of the state can-look,for- .to'generally 1 .fair; and. general automobile in- dence. surance rates by 10 per cent. Monroe entered his order be-. . ed from ;the. battle zone , that weather through the weekend, jng. ' , The company appealed the nil- cause of the energy crisis and reduced speed limits which he' rgy c mits . , . Turkish · tanks and 'infantry Cooler temperatures are fore- Monroe told all automobile said reduced the number and launched-a fierce- attack' on a cast-for tonight. insurance companies in the severity of accidents. Greek, outpost on the peak of The front brought'a scattering state to lower their rates by Wood said Monroe had only Mt.'' '.Kyparissoydunb, '-which of i showers to the area Friday varying amounts. ; Most ap- about two months' experience overlooks the four villages -- The jovernight-low was 59 in pealed and the cases are pend- with the crisis and lowered Lapithos, .Karavas. . Larnaca Fayetteville following a day ing. 'speed limits. The judge said and Agndaki. The Greeks have that saw, the mercury rist only Wood said Monroe only had that was too little to constitute [two howitzers on the mountain to 89 degrees; statutory authority to order the substantial evidence.

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