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INSIDE- Editorial ..... . ............ .-. 4 For women .................. 7 Sports ........ s ............ 8-9 Comics .... ................ 10 Classified ................ 11-12 Entertainment ............ i 14 J^orthtoesit The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspoper IOCAL FORECAST- Parlly cloudy and w a r ni' with chance of thundershowers through Wednesday. Low l a s t : night 62. Lows tonight In the" mid 60s with nigs Wednesday In,, the mid 80s. Sunset today 8:17;' sunrise Wednesday 6:28. Weather map on page 3. 115th YEAR-NUMBER 53 FAYETTBVULE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 6, 1974 PAGES-TEN CENTS Nixon Revelation Of Lies Fans Opposition; Cabinet Summoned --AP Wirephoto REP. CHARLES WIGGINS .. .joins Nixon opposition Sandman, Wiggins Join Voices Calling For Nixon Resignation WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Charles W. Sandman Jr.. R- N.J., who vociferously defended President Nixon during the House Judiciary Committee in" quiry, said today he has called on Nixon to resign and that he will vote for impeachment if the'President does not do so. Among the "10 Republican members of the committee ^ho had opposed all proposed articles of impeachment, Sandman was the fifth to change his mind because of Nixon's disclosure that he withheld evidence from the committee. Four others said they were reassessing their position a n d the 10th could not be reached for comment. One of those reassessing his position, Rep. Delbert L. Latta o f ' Ohio, said in an interview this morning: "I've always felt that in order to impeach a president you had to have direct evidence and here the President was furnishing the direct evidence himself." Latta, asked if his vote had switched, 1 said: . "Well, we haven't cast that vote, but certainly-you can't defend that one particular charge...." Latta appeared on the CB Morning News. Sandman told a news confer ence that the transcript of June 23, 1972 conversation leased by Nixon Monday ' _ _ the type of hard proof I believe is necessary. I can see no es cape from this information." NO QUESTION Sandman said there is n question in his mind but fha the transcript establishes ai impeachable offense under tin first article of impeachmen voted by the committee -- th one charging obstruction of jus lice in the cover-up of the Wa fergate break-in. Asked whether he thinks th Senate would convict Nixon : fhe House votes impeachmeni Sandman replied, "I can't se how they could do otherwise. Rep. Charles E. Wiggins, R Calif., who carried the mair burden of Nixon's defense the Judiciary Committee, sai Monday: "After considerab reflection, I have reached th painful conclusion that th President of the United State should resign." Wiggins adde changing their minds hat he would vote for impeach- ent if Nixon remained in of- ce. Also onday on impeachment were epublican. Judiciary Com- ittee members David W. Dens of Indiana, Wiley Mayne of wa and Joseph J. Maraziti of ew Jersey. Those on the committee reas- (CONTINtrED ON PAGE TWO) Cyprus Fight Erupts Again NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- 'ighting between the Turkish rmy and Greek Cypriot troops rupted again today around the estern edge of the Kyrenia mountain range.' At the same time a tense sit- ation developed in the east oast port of Famagusta where n armed clash between Greek nd Turkish Cypriot fighters ed to the intervention of the United Nations peace force on Resignation Rejected By President 'A News Analysis By DONALD M. ROTHBEHG WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the dust settled after another day of damaging disclosures, Richard M. Nixon stood more isolated then ever from the men who must decide whether he can finish his second term as President. Monday, the beleaguered President chose once again to gamble in an attempt to cut his losses with a dramatic move. And, once again, the result was an immediate weakening ot his position. A White House official, who refused to permit use of his name, said Monday that resignation was discussed and rejected during an impeachment strategy conference Sunday at Camp David, Md. ~ The official said the President rejected the option because he did not want to set "a precedent for a President being driven from office." His decision was "to fight on." But he chose to fight with a disclosure that served to drive some of his firmest supporters among congressmen to say they would have to vote to impeach Nixon if he refused to resign. If it was a miscalculation, it was only the latest in a long series that have plagued' Nixon's efforts to extricate himself from the Watergate scandal.. There was the original fight to withhold the tapes that climaxed with the firing of .special Watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. It was the tiring of Cox that set the impeachment proc- tile House Officer Calls Reaction Bad Old-Fashioned Sledge Ride Billy Ross, son of. Mr.';,.and Mrs.-Biiil'Boss,- handles t h e reins while taking the neighborhood children for a ride on a sledge made by his grand- .,lather ".for"".'Kaullng wood, ··rccks'and.othcr items o v e r rocky ground or down sides o£ hills. Shown with B i l l y is Terrie Posey, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Posey on lead horse Ruth Gray, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas tee he island, The fighting in the Kyrenia mountains centered just west of he town of Lapithos on the sea- vard side of the range, and at ~,arnaca on the landward side. The sound of artillery and machine-gun fire shattered the peace that had taken h o l d in he area Monday for the first ime since the cease-fire agreement was signed in Geneva July 30. The Cyprus national guard iharged the fighting was set off when the Turkish invading 'orce attempted to improve its Dositions by advancing west of Lapithos, nine miles west of the district capital, Kyrenia. Ankara radio countercharged a broadcast that it was the Greeks who launched an attack. The'Famagusta situation followed an outbreak of firing in the area during the night and what U.N, sources described as an attempt by the Turkish Cypriots to infiltrate into P'am- agusta port, the largest on the island. ess in motion. DECISION TO RELEASE .There was the decision to release the edited White House transcripts and portray them as the full story of the President's knowledge of and involvement in Watergate. But the reaction to these intimate glimpses into private presiclen- w eek. tial conversations hurt Nixon's case in Congress and with the American public. There were the attempts by White House spokesmen to describe the House Judiciary Committee's impeachment inquiry as a partisan witchhunt, an effort by.the Democrats to negate the President's landslide re-election. That backfired among moderate House Republicans who believed committee chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., had gone out of his way to maintain fairness. In each case, Nixon appeared totally unaware of the mood of a Congress that desperately wanted the President to demon- By PAT DON AT .TIMES Staff Writer ; A member of the Arkansas Legislative' Council said today .hat a proposed multi-million dollar state office building complex should be put before Arkansas voters in 1 the form of a bond issue. Sen. Morriss H e n r y voted against the proposal, though the item was. approved by the Council on a 16 to 9 vote last "Last week one of the biggest proposals in the history of the state to spend our tax .money came to light. The Public Build- Authority - a state complex that presented plans office building make t h e h i g h w a y commission building look like a one-room school house by comparison,' said Henry. Governor Bumpers asked the 1973 regular Legislative session to create the Arkansas Public Building Authority and $15 million dollars, to build- state niiidings to house .state agencies.. The Council last week heard ,he proposal will cost at least $75 to 590" million but ho set igures had been determined for he final cost, leaving the total ;xpenditure open-ended. "Wlien this proposal was first presented to the legislature it sounded like a good idea. I doubt · if many legislators realized the massive spending ,hat was proposed. Rep. Tom Sparks of Fordyce, who handled the legislation in the House for Gov. Bumpers, was appalled" at the exorbitant cost estimates and said he had no idea that this would he the result of the bill," Henry said. According to Henry, stale revenues will be committed for the next 20 to 30 years to finance this building progran n Pulaski, County. "When this roposal was submitted to the .egislature last year, I, for one, did not dream, such an extrava- ant complex would be planned or the rough and steep terrain ying west of. the present capitol [rounds," he said. "Perhaps the people of this state are willing to be saddled with an open-ended debt for the next 20 to 30 years. I say open- ended because there is no limit set on the costs. A method was devised to avoid asking. the taxpayer for a bond issue, yet the taxpayer will ultimately pay the bill," Henry said. The legislator recommends that taxpayers should be permitted to vote for a bond issue at the polls or to have it presented to a regular legislative session. "This attempt to bypass the normal procedure and to grant to a few persons the power to WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fac, ing the gravest crisis of his presidency, Richard M. Nixon, called his Cabinet into urgent session today following .his admission he tried two years ago to thwart a crucial phase of tha FBI's Watergate investigation. As Nixon gathered his Cabinet meinbers and closest advisers around h i m , ranking White House officials summed up the reaction to Monday's disclosure in two words: "It's bad." Newsmen and photographers who were admitted briefly at the start of the Cabinet meeting found the President flanked by an unsmiling Secretary of Stala Henry A. Kissinger and De- 1 fense Secretary James Ri Schlesinger, puffing on a pipe. To some observers, Nixon appeared somewhat tired and drawn, although he smiled once while engaging Kissinger and Schlesinger in animated conversation. Related stories pages 5, 13 Agriculture Secretary Earl L: Buti;, en route to the Cabinet meeting, said in response to -a reporter's question that he "absolutely" supports the President. ; · · A W h i t e House spokesman said, "all items" would be open for discussion at the meeting, hut another official said, "It's not a strategy meeting." STAFF GATHERS About three hours earlier, Nixon's lop White House aides gathered in the office of staff chief Alexander M/.Haig to assess reaction to Nixon's admission that he tried to black a portion of the FBI pro^oe and- commit slate tax money with-1 that he withheld evidence from Gray and Roxanna Posey, sister of Terry, riding hare- hack on pony at rear ol sledge. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) out limit for years-to come is wrong, in my.opinion," he said. Arkansas has one of the lowest per capita incomes in the nation and slate employes are paid less than in other states, Henry said. "Although we spend a large portion of our revenues on education we are near the bottom of the scale in paying teachers. I believe the people of Arkansas should weigh the effects of this extravagant plan against what our needs really are and what we can afford to spend," Henry said. Henry places the responsibility for the plan on Governor Bumpers. "Governor Bumpers is the man who is responsible for creating this program. Even though he plans to be in Washington next year, he should still be sensitive to public opinion (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Congress, the public and his own lawyers. Two sources indicated that James D. St. Clair had made a veiled threat to resign as the President's Watergate lawyer unless Nixon made clear t h a t SI. Clair was not informed of the content of the transcripts until last week. Another source said St. Clair had, in effect, told Nixon, "You make a statement or I will." St. Clair's assistants repeated today that the Nixon lawyer has no intention of resigning. H. R. Haldeman, Nixon's former chief of comment on ·staff, declined the new Iran- strate his demanded he do it evidence. T h e l a t e s t innocence but that with hard disclosures prompted defections from some of the most hard-line of Nixon supporters, like Rep. Charles E. Wiggins, R-Calif., who had argued the anti-impeachment case during the nationally broadcast House Judiciary Committee hearings. JPH On Nixon's Cast Admission Said Devastating RICHARD J. MALOY TIMES Washington Staff WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt (R.-Ark) told the TIMES t o d a y that President Nixon's latest admission in the Watergate case "is devastating case." to the President's "It appears that obstruction of justice is .there .as Article One (of the b i 11 of impeachment) sets out," he said. Nevertheless, he stopped short of declaring his intention to vote for impeachment. "I think I want to hear all the facts as they are presented in a formal manner and officially," he said. "I would say impeachment by the House is a foregone conclusion." he added, "1 w o u l d not speculate about what would happen in the Senale." Asked whelher he t h i n k s Nixon should resign he said "I have some second thoughts that niaybo he should do that. IVe must retain leadership or ;ven regain.the leadership that has. been lost, hut it may be a little early lo suggest resignation. Hammerschmidl learned of the latest Watergate developments after being interviewed late Monday afternoon on t h e impeachment issue. During the interview he said he was undecided on whether lo support impeachment. He said the President and many of his key aides had been guilty of a "terrible display of cynicism, insensitivity and many things I would deplore in government." The congressman said that ns he watched the House Judiciary Committee debating impeachment charges the accusations that concerned him most were those regarding abuse of power "I was'greatlv disturbed by that," he said. "To use govern mcnt bureaus...like Ihe IRE -that's particularly disturbing. "Then there was this general leeling that they were always right, Hammerschmidt said. 'I've dealt.with lhat sensitivity (lay by day as a member of Congress. I've fought the White House on a number of occasions over issues that I thought to be 'egislatively correct." Hammerschmidt, however, said he was not certain whether Nixon's conduct was legally impeachable. He also said he was undecided on whether N i x o n should be disciplined by cen- ure. ·He said he does endorse t h e language of a resolution censuring Nixon for "in o r a l insensitivity" and "gross negligence." He has signed a petition asking the House Rules Committee to allow debate of the resolution. Three Dead By LA Bomb LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A bomb exploded in a bank of lockers at the passenger terminal of the Los Angeles International Airport today, killing three persons and critically injuring five others, authorities said. The bomb blast ripped through an area 75 to 100 feet wide, a fire department spokesman said. One of the dead was tentatively identified as a skycap, said a spokesman for the county coroner's office and the Fed cral Aviation Administration. The explosion was located between the ticket counters of the Pan American World Airways and Korean Air Lines. Fire department officials saic 29 persons were injured. The International Carriers Building, where Pan Am ant more than a dozen other inter national airlines are located was evacuated and police bomb squad personnel searched for a possible second bomb. The figures on the dead am njurcd came from spokesmen for the fire department, FAA and county coroner's office. An airport spokesman sai( the blast caused extensive dam age to three windows, the ceil ing of the building and an ada; cent shop. The lockers ar about a quarter mile from th passenger waiting rooms am NE WS BRIEFS An alternalive Hammerschmidt said he opposes was resignation. "It might be the people wast this matter over with." he said. "But I don't think it's the right solution. plane boarding nrea. The blast was reported a 8:10 a.m. A witness said, "I f e l t th whole building was coinin down on us," Child J-ailed SPRINGDALE -- A 10-year- d boy, jailed here overnight, /111 appear in J u v e n i l e ourt this week on burglary harges. T h e S p r i n g d a l e oungster was charged with the unday night burglary of a audio Avenue residence. Avon ottles and a box full of jewelry vere taken in the break-in, jolice said. Cyclist Hurt A car-bicycle accident late Monday morning on Old Wire Road resulted in minor injury a 13 year-old Fayetteville boy. Scott Maggi, Route 9, did not require emergency treatment. Police said the boy was in jured when the front hub on .he bike came loose, causing lim to swerve into a car driven by Mary L. Haley of 1231 N 3ak Ave. Both Ihe car and the jicycle were traveling south 01 Old Wire Road in the area o the Zion Road intersection when ;he accident occurred. Checks Stolen ' Peggy Shercr of -101 S. Lewi Ave., told city police that 15 blank checks were taken from the mailbox in front of he home, probably Friday. The woman said she foun that her home had been broke into several days ago, but lia discovered nothing missing a the time. She said t h e check were most likely taken at th lime of the break in! Would Back Ford CHICAGO (AP) -- AFL-CIO resident George Meany says rade unions would support ice President Gerald R. Ford President Nixon were im- eached or resigned from of- ce. Meany told newsmen Monday would be better for the nation Nixon resigned rather than .'ait for impeachment to run its ourse because a possible Sen te trial would aggravate an al- eady bad economy. Chances Increase By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The chance of rain in Aransas will increase tonight and Wednesday. Highs pressure that brought air weather and cool lempera- ,ures to the state for the past 'cw days was moving slowly eastward out of Arkansas. The National Weather Service said a low pressure system con tinued to drift slowly easlwan toward Arkansas. As Ihe system moves closer loathe slate, increasing cloudiness can be expected loniglit and early Wednesday. Scattered showers and thunderstorms will also he- scripts which depict the Pre*si- j dent and him devising a way^fo divert,the FBI's Watergate investigation. VT Reached by telephone at the home of his mother-in-law near Los Angeles, Haldeman,said::"I have told you all over and over again that I would haveVio comment. Even if I had a comment, I couldn't make it lie- cause I'm under a court order not to make any comment.? I will not have a comment on this or any of the other things that are happening." On Capitol Hill, more of Nixon's once-staunch defenders called for his resignation or impeachment. But White House spokesmen a-gain denied Nixon would step down, saying instead he plans "to fight on " REACTION A tidal wave of reaction followed Nixon's release on Monday of a statement and new ape transcripts disclosing that after that come more n u m e r o u s tonight and Wednesday. by Hiroshima Mayor Demands End To Nuclear Weapon Arsenals HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -The mayor of Hiroshima, the Japanese city whose name became a synonym for nuclear devastation 29 years ago, demanded today that the world scrap its nuclear arsenals and free mankind of "the awesome threat of suicidal ruin." Mayor Setsuo Yamada called on the nuclear powers by name, listing India along with the United States, the Soviet Union, France. Yamada also demanded that ry. Britain, China and Japan sign proliferation binds nations the nuclear non treaty, without which nuclear weapons not to develop them. India, which set off a nuclear device in May, is not a signalo- The mayor spoke at ccremo- he: --Gave orders within a week the the Watergate break-in Central Intelligence Agency be used to blunt an FBI 'nvestigalion that threatened to expose the fact his campaign aides channeled money to the burglars. --Was told six days after the break-in that his campaign director and former attorney general, John N. Mitchell, may have had some prior knowledge of the wiretapping plans. --Withheld evidence from his closest advisers and lawyers as well as the House Judiciary (CONTIOTTED ON PAGE TWO) nies in memory of the approxi matcly 85,000 viclims of the world's first atomic attack, in the waning days of World War The toll of the attack has con tinued to mount in the three decades since. The Atomic Bomb Hospital in Hiroshima reported that another 36 bomb viclims died lasl year after long treatment. At today's ceremonies, 1,63! names were added to the list ol persons whose deaths have been- traced directly to the blast or lo subsequent radiation poisoning. Motorist Injured Mrs. Mary J. Lewis, 37, of 0 Graham Ave. suffered minor injuries in a one car accident shortly after 7 a.m. this morning at the intersection of 6th Street and Wood Avenue, Her injuries were not serious enough to require emergency treatment. Fayetteville police said tha woman was a passenger in a car driven by her husband, Marvin F., Lewis, 38. which was. traveling east on 6th Street. Police said the car struck a, curb, blowing out two tires, on the right side.

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