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INSIDE- Edilorial v... r ^ For Women ..,-.·.-.·,....-..- 7 Sports .-..v.-...-.., 15-17 Amusements -.-..-.-··... .·..;:-.. 21 Comics ....V.V..-.T.-...-.-.-.-.. 24 Classified ......-.-.v.-.v... 25-27. 115th YEAR-NUMBER 54 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST-- ' Partly cloudy and m i l d through Thursday with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low last night 65. Lows tonight in the low 60s with highs Thursday In the mid 80s. Sunset today 8:16; sunris», Thursday 6:29. Weather map on page t. . PAGES--TEN CENTS House Vote Seen As Mere Formality Republicans Urge Nixon To Resign WASHINGTON (AP -- One by one they took their stand on the impeachment of President Nixon, and at the end of the day it was clear the vote in the House will be a mere formality. From Minority Leader John J. Rhodes of Arizona to freshman Rep. Robert E. Bauman of Maryland, a Republicans number of House announced their s u p p o r t f o r impeachment, many of them calling for Nix- n's resignation as well. --AP Wir^photo WILL VOTE IMPEACHMENT .. .House Minority Leader Rhodes says he'll vats yes on Article 1 Crops, Pastures, Livestock Hard Hit By Summer Drought By JANI NOGGLE TIMES Staff Writer . "It's not a pretty picture" County Extension Agent Carl Rose commented on the drought which has hit Washington Counly'sihce early summer. Rose said those who have been affected the most are the 2,700 farmers and ranchers who raise livestock in the county, the largest, livestock producing county in the slate. "It's terrible, crops are in bad shape, pastures have burned up and many of the livestock raisers are feeding hay and have been for the past three weeks," stated the agent. "Hay costs between $1.10 to $1,50 a bale and when you feed a cow 'A to 'A a bale of hay a day it's like feeding them gold. That comes'to $35 a day for 100 head." "To add to the problem, the hay supply is short, winter supplies are being used up and we might get- some more in late fall if it rains," said Rose. "Even if we do get rain now, in many cases pastures have been overgrazed and we'll have to sell cattle because the pastures won't come back." "And," continued Rose, "You can't blame the farmer for overgrazing. They had to feed tiiem something and consider ing the condition, the farmers have done the best they can with the price of fertilizer doubling in the past few months in addition to the drought." FORESTS AFFECTED Bill Walker, district ranger o the Boston Mountain District o the National Forest echoed th problem of drought. He sale they are at the point of having to remove cattle in pastures un der special use permit of tin Wedington National Forest area because the grass has been eaten back too low. Rose also predicted that drought would affect farmer crops in the area and the Far mer's Market. Unless crop have been irrigated they don stand a chance, according to th agent, who urged irrigation i the water and equipment ar available. "We still have a few apple Defense Bill Cut WASHINGTON (AP) -- . Th House has voted a $300 niillio cut in U.S. military aid fo South Vietnam, in what propi nents called notice for th Thieu regime to negotiate a p litical settlement with Han and the Viet Cong. The cut to a post-Vietna: war low of $700 million in U. military aid was made in $83.4 billion defense appropri tion bill approved by the Hou 350 to 43 on Tuesday and se to the Senate. nd grapes but they're going be in trouble with no rair ion," stated Rose. He added at the apples won't- size up ilhout rain or irrigation. Even small showers last week elped the pastures and crops (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO! The list included all 10 Kep u b l i c a n s on the House Judiciary Committee who had voted against the articles of impeachment that will be brought to the House floor Aug. 19. Their statements, issued in response to Nixon's admission that he withheld evidence linking him to the Watergate cover- up, left no douht Tuesday that Nixon faces a Senate trial and possible removal from office if he does not 'resign. And despite repeated state-1 ments from the White House :hat Nixon will not resign, the belief persists on Capitol Hill that it remains a possibility, especially if there is a heavy House vote for impeachment. Rhodes said at a news conference he felt Nixon would resign whenever he felt he was unable to govern. Asked to-evaluate Nixon's ability to govern now, Rhodes said, "I would say it has been sadly impaired." The hopelessness of Nixon's situation in the House was underscored by Rhodes' response to a question as to whether there' was anything the President could do to save himself. "1 suppose there might be, but right now I couldn't say. I'm at a loss to know." he said. Rhodes did not deny at the news conference a comment by Rep. Charles E. Wiggins, H-Calif., that he had told Rhodes over the weekend the President would release new and damaging material on Monday. The Los Angeles Times reported in loday's edition that Wiggins had been given a sneak preview Friday of the latest Nixon transcript at a meeting with Nixon aide Alexander M. Haig Jr. and the President's chief impeachment lawyer, James D. St. Clair. Meanwhile. administration and congressional sources said the disclosures by Nixon had been prompted in part by St. Clair, w h o h a d ' - · · - - · week that Nixon learned" last had withheld Directors Approve Water And Sewer Department Budget Haig Meets With Ford WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Nixon's closest aide, Vhite House Chief of Staff Alxander M. Haig Jr., held irivate. hour-long meeting with 'ice President Gerald R. Ford oday as demands mounted for !ixon to resign. The meeting in Ford's office 'as requested by Haig, said 'ord's press secretary, Paul fliltich. . Miltich said the two men "ex- hanged views on the current ituatioh" but refused to' elabo- ate. Earlier, White House sources cknowledged that a presiden- ial resignation remains a pos ibility. "Sure it is -- all options are pen," said one source. Another agreed, saying that lespite Nixon's vow to his cabi' net Tuesday that he has no to ention of resigning "the situ ilion is fluid. We don't know vhat is going to happen." The sources' comments in in erviews reflected the clearly perceptible mood of uneertaintj :loaking the corridors and cuh y holes where the President's men work. One after another, Nixon aides responded with a sigh o a shrug of their shoulders when asked what could or would hap pen next. SOME ARE GLUM .Some said they thought the wave of resignation and im p_eachment demands would sub side. Others weren't too sur and privately were glum ahou the President's chances o clinging to the nation's highes office. Presidential spokesmen di little to dispell the mood of ui certainty when they stoppc short of ruling out a possibl Nixon resignation. Resignation demands moun ed Tuesday, especially amon, congressional Republicans i the mushrooming reactio to Nixon's dual, damagin disclosures Monday that h tried two years ago to thwart major phase of the FBI's Wi tergale investigation, and thi he withheld this informatio from Congress and his ow lawyer. A $2.7 million budget for the operations of the City Water and Sewer Department and related agencies was approved by a vote of 6-1 by the Fayetteville Board of Directors Tuesday' night. The budget covers the fiscal year beginning Aug. 1 and ending July 31. The total budget, in the amount of $2,751,193, is $366,420 over the budget for the last fis cal year. A budget of $2,384,773 was approved for the 1973-74 fiscal year. (The budget for the Water and Sewer Department a separate document from budget for the remainder the city's government. The emaindcr of the city budget re on a calendar year basis.) The document includes rebud eted and new water and sewer rojects, totaling $298,100 for he coming year. The budget Iso includes salaries in the mount of $528,408, which is an ncrease of $145,759 over thi 382,649'budgeted in the last fis al yfar. OTHER ACTION The board also: -- A p p r o v e d a resolutior uthorizing the city manager t ave engineering studies am ost estimates prepared for ; proposed street improvemen listrict on Mally Wagnon Road i group of property owners o: lie route had previously peti ioned the Board to approve th ost estimate study for th mrpose of having their stree iaved. -- Tabled an ordinance ap iroving the large scale develop nent plan of James F. Free man for property located at th nlersecUon of College Avenu md Longview Street. The item vas tabled at the owner equest. --Approved an ordinanc amending Chapter 15 of the Cit Code of Ordinances by adoptin he 1973 edition of the Souther itandard Gas Code. .-- A p p r o v e d a resolutio authorizing the mayor .and cit clerk to execute a licens agreement with the Federa Aviation Administration for 20 by 40 foot tract of unuse and at Drake Field. The FA is to construct a shop and sto: age building on the property. --Approved a request by th city manager -for a resolutio authorizing the allocation $2,200 from the General Fun New Talks Set CENTRALIA, 111. (AP) -Coal companies and miners w begin new contract negotiation some time this month, wi ' each side hoping to sidestep nationwide strike like the on that shackled the industry thn years ago. "A lot of people have' sa that it's all but inevitable th we'll have a strike," Phil: Sparks, a spokesman for t: 120,000-member United -Mi Workers, says. perating Reserves to the oberla Fulbright Memorial brary Operations Account for e purpose of.adding one addi- mal staff member. --Awarded contracts on con- rete construction work and eel bridge railing. Leash Law To Be On Ballot In November Fayetteville voters will elect ew members to the Board of Irectors and decide the fate f a year round "leash law" rhen they go to the polls lor ne Nov.,5. general election, The board voted 6-1 Tuesday ight to include the "leash law" ortibrt of a proposed animal ontrol ordinance in the November ballot to determine a - majority of the voters wished to have such a law. The mly dissenting vote was cast iy Director B.L. Utley, who wanted the entire ordinance to jo to the voters. Later in the meeting, Mayor lussell Purdy issued a proclamation calling a special elec- ion, to coincide with the [eneral election, to elect mem- ers to the board. When casting their ballots on he "leash law," voters will rate on two separate proposals. One will be on whether or not hey want a 12. month law pre renting animals from running at large (as opposed to the recent six month period) and also vhether the general public vould like to have eats included n the "leash law." The board spent almost two lours discussing the · provisions ordinance and with Tank Gar Explodes Volatile ammonium nitrate carried in a railroad tank car exploded a[ Wenufchce, Wash., Tuesday afternoon killing two persons and injur- ing 66. Blasts touched off fires and flattened 12 nearhy homes. The tank car was near a Burlington 'Northern Rail- .road switching station and railroad officials say the damage will he in the millions of dollars. (AP Wirephoto) Kissinger Withdraws Threat Of Resignation of the proposed among themselves nterested members of the audience. ORDINANCE TABLED It.was felt that there were several portions of the proposed ordinance that needed study and possible revision so the remainder of the measure was tabled until the next meeting. Among provisions of the proposed ordinance are sections dealing with cruelty to animals, annual taxes on dogs and cats, rabies vaccinations, impoundment, destruction, confinement and muzzling. Also included are various penalties to be imposed for violations of the ordinance, once it is adopted. One of the portions included in the proposed ordinance calls for the issuance of tags for animals after a rabies vaccination and after the annual tax is paid. As now written, the ordinance states that the tags will (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissin- ger'has withdrawn his threat to resign after receiving vindication from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee over a wiretap controversy. The committee found no fault with his account of his role in the wiretapping of newsmen and government officials. But in a report issued Tues day, the committee did not en- To Bribing Connolly Jacobsen Enters Guilty Plea dorse the wiretapping, which was aimed at stopping the leaking of classified information to reporters. In fact. Chairman J. the W. Fulbright said he opposes the practice and thinks the committee does, too. The committee's investigation, begun June 10 at Kissinger's request, concluded there was nothing shown to bar his service as secretary of state. Kissinger, who had said he important evidence from him.' The sources said St. Clair told Nixon "You make a statement or I will," after which the decision was made to release he material. ' '. ^ TENSION EASES "· The surge in support for inri- peachmenl brought with it a marked release in tension among House Republicans, who iiad been dreading the coming vote. Although they made frequent references to the sorrow and anguish of their decision, they found comfort in the numbers of their colleagues joining them. "Obviously, it relieves trie pressure on a number of members who were just on tha brink, who were beside themselves," said Rep. Robert H. Michel, R-lll. So strong was the surge, members reported-it was hard to find anyone who still opposed mpeachment. "I don't think here will be anybody in the House who will vote against impeachment," said Rep. John p. Dingell, D-Mich. But reporters found one in Rep. Earl F. Landgrebe, R- Ind., who s a i d - h i s support for Nixon is unshakeable, "I'm going to stick with my President even if he and I hw» to be taken out of this" building and shot," said Landgrebe. . He said a lynch mob frenzy had swept the House following Nixon's disclosure that he knew of the Watergate cover-up long before the March 21, 1973, date he spoke ot in repeated publis addresses. "Even if lie lied or obstructed justice, Where's the disadvantage?" asked Landgrebe. "No traumatic thing is happening to the country." Few members shared that view, however. Rep. Peter H. B . Frelinghuysen, H-N.J., called Nixon's conduct in the Watergate aftair "an appalling betrayal of his responsibility to bis country." ~"As a means of inducing a favorable attitude toward resignation In the White House, some members revived talk of legislation that would grant Nixon immunity from criminal prosecution. QUICKLY SQUELCHED The proposal was' quickly squelched, however, by Rhodes and Rep. Barber B. Canable Jr., RN.R., chairman if tha House Republican Policy Committee. Rhodes said lie doubted that Congress had any authority to grant immunity, which is · a power reserved to the executive branch. "It wouldn't be worth the paper it was written on," he said. Cohable said he thought : it was especially wrong for Republicans to be seeking immun- NEWS BRIEFS WASHINGTON (AP) -Texas lawyer Jake Jacobsen today pleaded guilty to a charge of bribing his one-time friend John Connaily with $10.000 in miik money. In return, the Watergate special prosecution force agreed to drop the government's seven- count indictment against Jacobsen in an unrelated savings and loan scandal in San Angelo, Tex., and to bring no further charges against Jacobsen concerning matters already uncovered by the prosecutors. Jacobsen was indicted last week at the same lime that Connaily was named in a five- count indictment charging Dribery, perjury and a conspiracy to obstruct jusMce. Con- naily is scheduled to enter his plea on Friday and has said he is innocent. Jacobsen promised prosecutors to testify truthfully at a trial if called as a witness. He is expected to be the Watergate prosecutor's star witness at the anticipated trial of Connally, a former secretary of the Treasury antl one-time governor of Texas. · Jacotosen, said, in pleading before U.S. District Court Judge George Hart Jr.. that he had given Connally two $5,000 payments on behalf of his client, Associated Milk Produc ers Inc., the nation's largest dairy cooperative. Hart asked him how he pleaded. "I plead guilty, Your Honor," Jacobsen responded. Hart then asked Jacobsen if he had in fact paid Connally the $10,000 as charged in the indictment. "Yes, sir," Jacobsen said, his voice barely audible. In response to other questions by Hart, Jacobsen denied that his guilty plea had been induced by any promise of a light penalty or any other promises except those contained in a letter of understanding from Deputy Special Prosecutor Henry Ruth Jr. ; That letter, essentially a deal to drop Texas savings and loan case and possible perjury prosecution in return for Jacobsen's guilty plea and testimony against Connally, was dated more than two months ago, on May 21, 1974. Although sounccs had said weeks ago that Jacobsen had tentatively agreed to such a deal, it was not confirmed officially until Jacobsen actually entered his plea and the letter was released today. Jacobsen is almost certain to Bonds Rejected ! BENTONVILLE -- Benlon- ville voters in a light turnout rejected a $100,000 bond issue for upgrading the municipal airport. The unofficial returns, which do not include absentee ballots were 314 for and 509 against. A spokesman for the city said this morning it is not expected the absentee ballots will affect the election outcome. The number of voters casting ballots was approximately half of the usual 1,700 to 1,800 voters in the city. Plotting Charged CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- F.gyp- tian President Anwar Sadat has charged Libya with plotting subversive acts and assassinations in Egypt, the official Middle East News Agency reported today. The agency released a 1,000 word message Sadat sent July 31 to Libyan leader Moammar Khadafy and his ruling Revolu tionary Command Council. Lebanon Raided Israeli planes raided peeled guerrilla targets in southern Lebanon twice today and first reports said at leas 14 Lebanese villagers were hos pilalized. The attacks were the firs into Lebanon since July 23, am Public Service Jobs WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fed ral Reserve Chairman Arthur i 1 . Burns has urged creation o a public service joos program nvolving up to 800,000 workers a tool to curb rising unem ployment. Burns suggested Tuesday hat the government hiring pro .jram be launched when unem iloyment hits 6 per cent. The EI obless rate now is 5.3 per cent Hit government and privati economists expect it to jump ti at least 6 per cent by year', end. Burns estimated the cost of a new jobs program at $4 billion. lose his license to practice law because of his plea. Leaving the courtroom Jacoh- (CONTINirEn ON PAGE TWO) apparently were in relaliatioi for the latest guerrilla raid 01 the frontier. Jets Withdrawn WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th United States has quietly with drawn half ot its F4 Phanlorr jet warplanes stationed in Na tionalist China at a time whc mainland China has starle basing missile-firing boats nea the Taiwan Straits. Defense officials acknow edging the pullout of a squa ron of 18 Air Force F4s in lat July, said there was no con nection between the two evenU Makes Preparations DETROIT ( A P ) -- Aides Vice President Gerald R. Foi say he has signaled his staff make preparations for his a sumption of the nresideni when and if President Nix leaves office, according to tl Detroit Free Press. would quit if not cleared m the ] wiretapping matter, withdrew lis threat after the results of he committee investigation ' were announced. "Given the content of the report the secre- ary no longer sees any reason for resignation," a spokesman said. The secretary issued his resignation threat after newspaper ories, apparently 'based on ?BI files, indicated Kissinger had ordered the wiretaps in 1969 and 1970. During his confirmation liear- ngs before the committee last September, Kissinger had testified: "I did not initiate the program, I did not recommend the rogram, and I had nothing to o with its establishment. I ten participated in the program, once it was established. according to criteria that had been laid down in the Presi- ent's office." Appearing to be in conflict with that story were three memos, submitted to the House 'udiciary Committee for its im- )eachment investigation, in vhich the late FBI director J. Edgar Hoover cited Kissinger as the authority for instituting wiretaps. The Fulbright committee conceded the discrepancies and said it probably will never be possible, because of the deaths and loss of memory and records to determine exactly what took place. ;y for Nixon. However, in the Senate, As- islant Republican Leader Hob- rt P. Griffin said he was lean- ng toward support of . legisla- ion to grant immunity. The prospect of an overwhelming vote for impeachment led House leaders to re- ise their schedule for the de- aatc and vote, for which they md planned to allow 10 days to wo weeks. Some members suggested running through the whole rocess in a day, and others said it could be done in hours. but Speaker Carl Albert and Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr.. D-N.J., of the Judiciary Committee, are resisting any such drastic pruning of the schedule. After a meeting between leaders of both parties and Rodino and the ranking Republican member of the Judiciary Committee, Rep. Edward Hutchinson, R-Mich., it was tentatively agreed to try to co^'ine consideration to the week of Aug. 19. Program Continues LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Stale Police's Fatal Accident Reduction Enforcement Program will continue for another year. The announcement was mads by Col. William C. Miller, act- in gdirector of the Department of Public Safety. Nixon Said To Have Reached Decision To Resign Office PROVIDENCE, R.r. (AP) President Nixon has made ar "irrevocable" decision to re sign, the Providence Journal Bulletin said today. The newspaper quoted "a re liable source close to the Presi dent" as saying Mr. Nixoi "has come to the conclunioi that the national interest ma; best be served by his resigna tion, irrespective of the mas s i v c injustice commitle against him that prompted hi painful decision on his part." The source said, "I can tell you that the decision i3 irrevocable." Tho source said the decision was reached very recently. A - few people closest to the Presi - dent were informed of the deci i sion this morning, the Journal i Bulletin said. f Vice President Gerald R - Ford was apparently amon( - those inlormed of the decision 3 the paper reported. s The report was filed by th paper's Washington bureau.

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