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INStDf- For women 3 Editorial -.a ;.. 4 Sports .- 9-11 Comics 12 'Classified .. s ...... 13:15 Amusements 16 115th YEAR-NUMBER 52 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVII1E, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 5, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Norlhwcst Arkansas should be coot tonight with a slight chance of thunderstorms on Tuesday. Low last night 51. Lows tonight in the low 60s with highs Tuesday in low to mid 80s. Sunset today 8:18; sunrise Tuesday 6:28. Weather map on page 7.; PAGES-TEN CENTS In-Closed Session Today Senators Plan Impeachment Overhaul WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate,. Rules Committee is hearing specific proposals for overhauling its impeachment trial rules against what some see as an .uncertain backdrop of Senate, .support for President Nixon. : The committee is going into closed session to hear from line senators today in the first of two such sessions to hear testimony before drafting recommendations to be used if the House impeaches Nixon. :. ; Meanwhile, there were estimates within the Senate that there are neither 67 sure Senate votes tor conviction, nor 34 needed for acquittal. Experienced head-counters believe that if Nixon escapes conviction it will be on a vote where his foes mustered a clear majority but fell short of the required.two-thirds. On the House side, where debate on impeachment may begin Aug. 19, Republican Leader John Rhodes of Arizona canceled a morning news conference at which he had planned to reveal how he would vole. An aide said Rhodes had be- and the conference come was put off until later in the week. TAPE SCHEDULE Also, Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr. of the House Judiciary Committee has sent each House member a schedule that lists the times when they will be able to hear each of the 19 presidential tape recordings in lhe committee's possession. The Senate Rules Committee already has decided it wants to stick mainly with the rules written for the nation's only presidential impeachment trial, that of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. However, battles are likely in the panel and before the f u l l Senate on the role of Chief Justice Warren E. Burger, who will preside, and on whether to set standards for introduction of evidence of conviction. Floating To Safety Huddled in a boat, a young Vietnamese girl holds her infant brother as her family flees from fighting, in the Quang Ngai area of South Vietnam. Civilians are being evacuated from the area as heavy fighting resumes between North and South Vietnamese forces. (AP Wire- photo) Tourist Town Now Prisoner Of War BELLAPAIS, Cyprus (AP) -In normal times, tourists sip brandy sours and sweet oriental coffee around, tables in the cobbled town square. Now there is war, and the towns population has been taken prisoner. · , · · Last Thursday the commander, of a Turkish infantry battalion that moved into Bellapais shoved a submachine gun against the stomach of one of six Finnish United Nations soldiers-based at:Bellapais Abbey. "Gel out," shouted the Turk. "I don't want you here." As the .U.N. men left, the Turkish troops began separating nearly 1,500 civilians gathered at the abbey, traditionally a sanctuary. The young and middle-aged men were shoved into trucks and driven away to a still-undisclosed location. The women, who the day before had told this reported that they feared death if the U.N. force moved out, were taken to the Bellapais Hotel at the edge of town. They spent the first night with as many as 40 to a double room. The next morning the women were told that three Turkish soldiers had been shot in the back during the night. Their bodies had been found in Bel- lapais with crosses carved on their chests, and the inference was that Christian Greek Cypriot guerrillas had sneaked BULLETIN MIAMI (AP) -- Part of (lie federal D r u g Enforcemem Agency building in downtown Miami collapsed today, Irap ping an unknown number of office workers, police said. Police said they believe! ahniit 15 to 20 people were ii the building w h e n Ihe roo collapsed, sending cars parkei on the roof crashing throngl (he warehouse-type building. Officials said Iwo person: were known dead. Officials said they believe! the parked cars were I o i heavy for Hie structure a ri caused the section (o collapsi into office space, trapping peo le inside. . I Kin A iTi Will/ I FT! sw own from the mountains to jreak vengeance on the Mos- em Turks. The United Nations has been Teventcd from approaching iut our press car rolled unhin- CONTINUED ON P tGE TWO) Cyprus Truce Not Working By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Talk on the demarcation of :c use-fire lines and buffer zones on Cyprus between Greek Cypriot and Turkish forces en- erc'd a fourth day today as ruce agreements remained argely inoperative. Military officers representing Britain, Greece, Turkey and he United Nations peace- tceping force, who are conducting the talks, took their search for firm cease-fire lines .0 the battle zones on Sunday. As they inspected the zones, skirmishes were reported along he northern coast near Ky- renia and along the "Green Line" separating the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot see- ions of Nicosia. The U.N. role in the peace ef- 'ort apparently was downgraded on Sunday. A late-night iress briefing on the deliberations was given by a secretary of the British High Commission in Nicosia, instead of by U.N. spokesman Rudolf Slajduhar as usual, after a British official announced that the United Na- lions henceforth would be in an "observer status." In an earlier briefing, Stajdu- fiar iiad referred to .the work of the officers as "the four-party talks," but when the British spokesman, Geoffrey Stephens, took over, he called it "tripar- lile talks." Asked to explain the change, both Stajduhar and Stephens New U.N. Secretary-General Kurt Wald- hcim said he know nothing about a downgraded U.N. presence. p TJJJ Greece, Turkey and Britain (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Nationwide Phone Strike Headed Oil WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Bell Telephone System and its unions have reached tentative agreement - on a $3-billion, three-year contract, averting a nationwide telephone strike scheduled for today. But negotiators for a separate group of International B r o t h e r h o o d o f Electrical Workers--IBEW--members employed by the Western Electric Co., a Bell subsidiary, rejected the tentative agreement- anc IBEW members struck at leasl 10 Western Electric plants. The tentative agreement covers the 500,000-member Com munications Workers of Amer ica, IBEW members employee directly by Bell and A group o" 35 smaller independent unions. An IBEW spokesman said 80, 000 IBEW members work f o r Western Electric and anothei 55,000 work directly :for Bell Negotiators for IBEW member, at Western Electric rejectee Lhe tentative settlement while negotiators for IBEW member: working for Bell accepted it. · A Western Electric spokes man said IBW members ha set up pickets at 10 of the 1 Western Electric p l a n t s em ploying IBW members. PICKETS SET He said pickets had been se up at plants in Chicago; Mont gomery, III.; Lisle. 111. Omaha, Neb.; Columbus, Ohio Shreveport, La.; Oklahom City; Indianapolis: Kearney N.J.; and Allentown, Pa. He said there were no IBE1 pickets at Western Electri plants in Vancouver, Wash Reading, Pa.; Denver; San Ra mon, Calif., or L i t t l e Rock Ark. Eight other Western Electri plants · whose workers are rep resented nications by the Commu Workers also wer u n a f f e c t e d , t h e compan spokesman said. Western Electric spokesme estimated that 56,000 to 57,00 IBW workers were on strike The tentative agreemen which requires rank-and-file ap proval, would boost wages an benefits 35.8 per cent over th next three years. In announcing, the settlemep at a news conference Sunda night, CWA President. Glenn F Watts said the contract woul be submitted for ratificatio only after local contract negi tialiens are completed. A deadline for wrapping u local issues was set for rmY night, Aug. 11, after which tin: any of Bell's 23 operating cor (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) declined York, a comment. spokesman In for Independence Possibl LISBON, Portugal (AP) United Nations Sccretary-Gc eral Kurt Waldheim says 1 has been told Portugal is reac to grant independence to i West Arican colony of Port guese Guinea. Waldheim's announcement Sunday, at the end of a' two da visit in Lisbon, reiterated declaration made last week 1 President Antonio cle Spinol The visit wus the first to Port gal by a U.N. secretary-gene al. Defense Urged Nixon Rejects TV Address Sen. Minn., Walter F. Mandate, Din prepared testimony, CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP)resident Nixon has rejected, least for now , suggestions at he take his case against mpeachment to the people with major nationally televised ad- ress, aides report. Speculation that Nixon was rcparing such an address was lurred Sunday when;he sum- bned his top two speechwri- rs and his impeachment law- er to his mountaintop retreat. But after a five-hour dis- ussion with speechwriters Pat- ck Buchanan and Ray Price, wyer James D. St. Clair and fhite House aides Alexander Haig Jr. and Ronald L. iegler, a presidential spokes nan said *'there will not be a leech this week." Meanwhile, The Washington Post quoted White House sources as saying Nixon is being urged by key advisers to adopt a new impeachment defense posture in which he would acknowledge some degree of participation in the Watergate cover-up while stressing that he had no intention to break the law. A story by reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein said the sources reported that the new tactic was proposed because the 64 tape recordings which Nixon has been ordered to turn over to U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica contain i n f o r m a t i o n potentially damaging to the President. While House Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren ssued the denial of plans for nationally televised address by the President concerning the impeachment and said he knew of no plan for a written presidential statement either. Sen. Barry Goldwater, R Ariz., and House GOP Leader John Rhodes of Arizona had suggested that Nixon make a major public address on the issue now dominating most of the President's working hours. Disclosure that Nixon hac called the speechwriters to his secluded compound also fed ru mors he was considering re signing but Warren issued a sleadfast denial. "No," the spokesman said "Nothing has changed." Nixon arrived at Camp David Saturday night with his wife, daughters and sons-in-law and lis closest friend, C. G. *'Bebe" Rebozo. After dinner Saturday night, Julie and David Eisen- lower returned to Washington but the others remained for the rest of the gray, rainy weekend. As Nixon flew to the presidential retreat Saturday, Senate Republican Whip Robert Griffin o f . Michigan said, he was sending to the White House a letter saying he would consider it an impeachable offense if Nixon refused to heed a Senate subpoena for more tape recordings of presidential conversations. ·Warren confirmed receipt of the letter but refused comment, except to say that "Sen. Griffin, of course, will get a response." urged the committee to set rules to insure the Senate can subpoena the tapes and docu- menls of 64 White House conversations being supplied special prosecutor Leon Jaworski under last month's 8-0 Supreme Court ruling. Other scheduled witnesses today included Sens. Sam J. Ervin Jr., D-N.C., Frank E. Moss, D-Utah, Lee Mctcalf, D-Mont, Daniel K. Inouye, D-Hawaii, Robert T. Stafford, R-Vt., Wiliam Hathaway, D-Maine, Jcsss Helms, R-N.C., and William L. Scott, R-Va. CANDOR URGED In his testimony, Mondale urged that all proceedings in any impeachment trial take place in public, and on radio and television, including the final debate between senators that would be in closed session under current rules. In discussing the need to subpoena the White House tapes; which were denied the House Judiciary Committee, Mondale Jnemployment Up Slightly )uringjune Total employment in the Fayetteville - Springdale metropolitan area w h i c h includes Washington and Benton counties totalled 58,550 in June, . decrease of 750 since May nd an increase of 2,100 since une of 1973, according to statistics r e l e a s e d by the Employment Security Division. T h e seasonally adjusted memployment rate in June was our per cent, up one tenth of one per cent, since May and six tenths of one per cent since Tune, 1973. The national unemployment rale for June was 5.2 per cent. Average weekly earnings of manufacturing p r o d u c t i o n vorkers in June increased ?3.02 since May as a result of an ncrease in the average hourly vage from S3 to $3.03 and a alight increase in average veekly hours. LONGER WORK WEEK Average weekly earnings in ood and kindred products were up $7.31 as a result of .a longer vork week and more overtime pay. Weekly . earnings ii manufacturing increased $12.4' since June of 1973, while average hourly earnings were up 26 cents. Unemployed workers in the two-county area, who qualifiec under the Arkansas Unem ployment Insurance Program were paid a total of $87,026 in benefits. The figure is $41,740 or 32.4 per cent less than the amount paid in May, bu $28,660, or 49,1 :per cent, mon than the amount paid in Jum of 1973. The average weekly benefi payment in June was $51.56, an increase of $1.67 since May am' $6.66 since June 1973. Short term'prospects indicat that total employment is ex peeled to remain stable in th next 30 to 60 days. California Park Jungle For Vet JOHNNY MARC GABRON ., 'came here to .die' LOS ANGELES (AP) -- On a sunny Sunday, as families pick- nicked in the park below, a young Vietnam-trained sniper climbed to a rocky hilltop where he said he had "come up to die." For the next six hours, the thick undergrowth of the promontory overlooking Ihe lawns of Griffith Park apparently became the dense jungle of Vietnam for the young veteran, dressed in an Army shirt and helmet, clutching a rifle. Police said Johnny Marc Gabron, 27, held three hostages and kept 100 police at bay before his psychiatrist talked him down off the 500-foot bluff. No one was hurt. Gabron was taken to County- USC Medical Center where he was hooked for kidnaping. Gabron, a French-born veter- an wounded in Indochina, told psychiatrist Dr. Leonard Neff that he had been on a two-man political assassination team in Vietnam. Deadly marksmanship may have been the sole accomplishment of the young man, who has spent much of the past 13 months under psychiatric treatment, Neff said. But there was no civilian market for the skill he had acquired. "He was a highly trained specialist as a sniper, and it was really the first lime in his life he had any sense of accomplishment," said Neff. Sunday, Gnbron crojichcd in underbrush with his high - powered rifle, telling one hostage, park ranger Kenneth Wichmann, he had "come up here lo die." Police said Ihe episode bega shortly after 8 a.m., whe Wichmann, 38, and voluntec ranger Stephen Chrisman, 1 were investigating a report of man with a gun. As they approached, Gabro fired three shots, ordered th men out of their truck an forced them to handcuff them selves to the vehicle. Before N e f f arrived, hike Lee Pickard, 59, stumbled ont the scene and Gabron ordere him to sit with the rangers. Po lice gathered below. After Neff arrived, Gabro freed the hostages. Then he an the doctor talked, and by 2:2 p.m. Gabron said he woul leave. "When I got up there, h wanted neither to die nor kill. He simply found himself i a compromised situation," sai Neff. said "we need those tapes in order to be fair to the President and in order to he fair to the American people as we consider whether to remove a President from office.' 1 Besides the schedule for listening to the tapes. House members also have received a complete set of the volumes of evidence released by the Judiciary Committee. The evidence includes everything presented to the committee on Nixon's behalf by his counsel, James D. St. Clair. By the end of the week the members also will have the Judiciary Committee's report on the three articles of impeachment it has approved, along with dissenting views of Ihe 10 Republicans who voted against them. Meanwhile, in other develop-merits: --President Nixon has decided for 'the lime being not to .ake to the airwaves in a national speech about impeachment. Nixon reached that decision at Camp David, Md., after conferring with his speechwri- ters and aides. --Vice President Gerald R. Ford said at news conferences (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) I; --AP Wirephoto BOMB DEMOLISHES TRAIN CAR ...Italian police inspect a : passanger car in which a bomb exploded Sunday Italian Unions Strike Over Bombing Of Train ROME (AP) -- Italy's leftist- ominated trade unions called general strikes today to protest he Sunday bombing of an excess train which killed 12 per- lons and injured 48, including wo Americans. The injured Americans were dentified as Leonard Gary Palma, 21, of Aliquippa, Pa., and John Maiorano, 29, of Wilmington, Del. Neither was seriously hurt. The leftists blamed neo-Fascists for the blast, and police refused to rule out any ex- .remist group. They said they had few clues. Parts of an alarm clock used as a timing device and traces of TNT ant plastic explosive were found in :he charred and bloody wreckage of one passenger car. Tlie bombing, which followed a long series of terrorist acts in Italy, raised new fears that extremists were trying to throw the country into turmoil at a time of serious economic difficulty. Trade union leaders called an e i g h t-hour general strike throughout Bologna province and strikes of up to four hours in the rest of the country. The bomb went off as the train, heading or Brenner on the Austrian border, passed through a tunnel between Bologna and Florence. The unions said in a stale- ^ NEWS BRIEFS Sawdust Burns Fayetteville firemen were called to Ozark Forest Products on Hwy. 62 west when a small sawdust pile was discovered in flames. A spokesman said the fire was very minor and caused no damage. Cause of the fire is undetermined. Radio Stolen James McCormick of 138 Harmon Road told Fayetteville police lhat a citizen's band radio valued at $160 was stolen from his camper van sometime Sunday while the van was parked at his father's house at 1209 Mount Comfort Road. Order Protested WASHINGTON (AP) - A n order banning a newly ordained woman priest from celebrating the eucharist at an Episcopal church here was protested Sunday toy cancellation of the church's rile of Holy Communion. Bridge Repaired Washington County Judge Vo Lester said today that the Brush Creek bridge, localec near Sonora, has been com plcted "at last." Lester said the bridge washed out last spring d u r i n g heavy rains a n c flooding. He said the bridge will b opened to traffic as soon a fill dirt is added around tin bridge approaches. Lester sait the bridge railing will be addec later. Cycle Recovered Fayetteville police rccovercc a motorcycle less than an hou after it was reported stolen thi morning from the residence o R o b e r t Newman, 2 3 5 Wedington Drive. Patrolman Randy Bradley said he recovered the red 196 Honda on Valley Drive n e a Scholar's Inn at 8:45 a.m. Th motorcycle had been reporte stolen at 7:47 a.m. this mor ning. ment lhat the bombing "was ndoubtedly part of the crimi- al plan being hatched by the ''ascists." In April, a time bomb hidden i a trash can exploded during n anti-Fascist rally in Brescia, orth of Bologna, killing seven ersons. Police blamed right- ving extremists but made no .rrcsts. The Sunday blast went off .round 1:30 a.m. as the 17-car rain sped through an 11-mile unnel. The train carried more ban 1,000 passengers -- mostly ialians on t h e i r way from lome to vacations in Austria, Switzerland and West Germany. The blast lore the roof off tlie 'ifth car of the train and set another on fire. Passengers umped from the cars as the rain emerged from the tunnel and coasted to the San Benedetto Val di Sambro station a half-mile down the track. TEST NORMAL:. TRAIN FAILS ·! OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) --; The first full'scale test of rapid transit service underneath San ' Francisco. Bay resulted in mechanical and compuler failures. Nevertheless, officials called the dry- run a success and said the malfunctions were normal. . "We're trying to prove that the full system will run safely: and I don't think there is any evidence to prove the contrary," said Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) acting general manager Larry Dahms after Saturday's test. Soon after the test started; a computer system shorted out, stalling all 36 BART trains involved. About 55 minutes later the trains started rolling again, but use of standby power caused mis; identification of the trains, said Dahms. By 5 p.m., 12 trains had broken down and had to be replaced, and three more broke down before they got out of the train yard. At least one train went the wrong way, to Daly City from Oakland instead of its intended destination, Fremont. Another trained stalled in the tunnel because of computer malfunctions. Ex-Spaceman Calls For U.S. Commitment To Excellence A former astronaut calls for a commitment to excellence and questions if America still has the backbone to meet the obligations of history. Walter Cunningham, o n e of the crew of Apollo VII, key note speaker for the Fifth National Convention of Mu Alpha Theta supports a strong national defense and said "Patriotism seems to be out of style and I don't like that." "We have to meet Ihe obligations of Ihe future by being free. I do not credit most of the foreign countries with the same benevolence toward man and I wonder if wo still have the backbone to exercise our right to defend our freedom." C u n n i n g h a m made t h e sponse lo a question regar- ding priorities of the national budget from the audience of approximately 400 high school students attending the convention at the University of Arkansas. The students were welcomed by Dr. Charles Oxford, interim president of Ihe University who . also presenlcd Cunningham an Arkansas Traveler cilation from Gov. Dale Bumpers. Cunningham said lhat if cdu. cation is in trouble it is because Ihe last ten to 15 years have, seen efforts to dilute and do away with standards of excellence. He does not see Ihis standard of excellence in business and industry and called upon the young scientists to scorn [CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO

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