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INSIDk- For women 3 Editorial E..- 4 Sports · ·:·:£···. 5 Church Directory 6 Comics 2 ....v... 8 Classified v..v... 3-11 Amusements 12 115th YEAR-NUMBER 57 Jlorthtoesit The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- C o n s i d e r a b l e cloudiness through tonight with showers or thunderstorms likely. Partly cloudy Sunday with a chance o[ thunderstorms. Lo'w last night 66. Low tonight in the upper 60s, high Sunday in tha 80s. Sunset today 8:13; sunrlw Sunday 6:32. . PAGES-TEN CENTS Ford Asks Cabinet Members To Stay By GAYLORD SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford met for the first time today with his inherited 'abinet to ask that each member stay on the job, at least for .he present. Ford sat midway down the long table between Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Secretary of Defense James R. Schtesinger. Directly across from him was an empty chair, symbolizing the vacant vice presidency. Making small talk before launching the formal session, Ford inquired of Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz whether the rains that hit the Washington area Friday had been nationwide and might have helped ease the Midwestern drought. Butz told him that the rains were regional. Ford, acting to steady the ship of slate a day after his elevation to the helm, requested the National Security Council to meet with him immediately following the Cabinet session. He already had asked the government's top officials to ! stay at his side during the transition period, and was ready to enunciate -again -that- request-today as he resumed a whirlwind personal pace of conferences and meetings that began even (AP Wirephoto) Sign Of Times John Wielsman, city clerk of East Grand Rapids, Mich., President Ford's home town, changes one of the signs at the city limits to correct the new president's title by covering the "vice" in "vice president." Text Of President Ford's First Speech .. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Following' is/the text of president Ford's address following his swearing-in Friday: . · Mr. Chief Justice, my dear friends, my fellow Americans. The oath I. have taken is the same oath that was taken by George Washington and by every president under the Constitution. But I assume the presidency under extraordinary - circumstances, never before experienced by Americans. This is an hour of history that troubles our minds and hurts , ,'our hearts. , : Therefore, I feel it is my first duty to make an unprecedented compact with my countrymen. Not an inaugural speech, not a fireside chat, not a campaign speech. Just a '.little among friends. And I intend it to be the first of many. I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your : 'Pifesident by your'ballots. So I ask you to confirm me as · ".your President with your prayers. And I hope that such prayers will also be the first of many. If you have not chosen me by secret ballot, neither, have I gained office by any secret promises. I have not campaigned either for the presidency or the vice presidency. I have not .subscribed to any partisan platform. I am indebted to no (CONTINTnCD ON PAGE TWO) Communists Shell Air Base In Renewed Viet Fighting GOP Leader Supporting Rockefeller By CARL P. LEUBSDORF . WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller, the focus of- early peculation over President 'ord's choice for vice presi- ent, has won the support of jenate Republican Leader Several Hugh Scott. and the Meanwhile, two Southern senators indicated on Friday that conservative opposition to the 6-year-old Rockefeller has aded. However, associates of Ford ay serious efforts to tap a new rice president won't start until next week. The view of top Republicans throughout the coun- ry will be sought, they said. Scott called Rockefeller "my ^o, 1 choice for just about everything for a long time." Rockefeller, saying he had not spoken with Ford about the vice presidency, told newsmen would "be totally unfair to comment on the possibility" of jeing selected. However, Ford associates are believed divided on Rockefeller vith no clear public or private ndication yet on who the new ^resident prefers. "It's too early" for serious speculation. Sen. Robert P riffin, R-Mich., said. From the conservative wing 1 of the GOP, there was talk of jlocking Rockefeller and push- ng Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona. GOLDWATER FAN California Gov. Ronald Reagan mentioned the Arizona senator, while Sen. Jesse Helms, circulated-a fact sheet aoosting the 1964 GOP presidential nominee. Aides to Helms made clear the North Carolina senator was trying to organize conservative efforts to block Rockefeller. But Sens. John G. Tower, R- Tex., and Bill Brock, R-Tenn., said conservative opposition to By The Associated Press Arab newspapers spoke today f the possibility of renewed var in the Middle East, Israel said President Ford may face a challenge from Russia, and the Tel Aviv command said it sank an Arab guerrilla boat preparing to raid the northern Israeli coast. The Lebanese newspaper An SAIGON, South Vietnam (AP) -- Communist led Viet. Cong forces shelled South Vietnam's largest tactical air base at Bien Hoa three times today, a government spokesman said. Two civilians were killed and THE PRESIDENT STEPPED OUT · WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) -- Hundreds of callers to the ·White House have misdialed · and reached instead the white telephone in Roland and Mona Booker's kitchen. ; . The Bookers' phone number is the same as the White House number except for the · area code.which is different by one digit. Connecticut's area code, which is different 202. ; "We haven't had any calls -tonight," she said, adding . t h a t the phone soon w o u l d start ringing for President Gerald R. Ford. "It doesn't make any differ- -ence who's the President," she said. "The number's the , same." nine wounded, the commanc said. Col. Vo Dong Giarig. deputy chief of the Viet Cong delegation to the two-party Joint Military Commission, said the attack on the base 15 miles northeast of Saigon was in retaliation for two days of South Vietnamese a i r a t t a c k s launched from Bici Hoa. He said hundreds of strikes against Communist towns 50 tc 70 miles north of Saigon "killec and wounded more than 30( people, mostly old people, worn en and children." Lt. Col. Le Trung Hien, chlel spokesman for the Saigon com mand, denied Giang's claim. Hien said Viet Cong forces shelled and attacked two gov ernment outposts near the dis trict town of Tan Uyen, II miles north of Bien Hoa, anc three government soldiers were killed. One Viet Cong sapper was reported killed. The U.S. Embassy in Saigon refused to confirm or deny charges by the Viet Cong tha' the U.S. aircraft carrici Ranger had been sent Info wa ters off South Vietnam's centra coastal province of Binh Dinh "to intimidate the population forces." In Honolulu, the Pacific fleet declined comment on the location of the Ranger. Mideast Tensions Mount reported from Cairo that ;he Egyptian army on the west jank of the Suez Canal has oeen placed on alert, leaves have been canceled 'and Egyptian reservists called up. Beirut Syrian newspapers government newspaper claimed Israel has massed troops and armor along its borders with Egypt and Syr- la to launch a fifth Middle East 'ar. Israeli Premier Yitzhak Rabin said President Ford may face a challenge from Moscow "to test his mettle," but the United States will continue supporting Israel while seeking peace in the Middle East. "With the appointment of each new President of the United States the Soviet Union would pose some test, some challenge, to lest his mettle, his stability, his power of decision," Rabin said in a radio interview. But he;said, "I do not believe the change .of presidents will signifcantly change American significantly change American on the Middle East . . . "I believe the United States will continue its policy of sup plying arms to Israel. . .1 suppose the U.S. objective will be to maintain the process of dialogue between the Jewish state and the Arabs." The Tel Aviv command .sak one of its naval vessels patrol ling the coast of Lebanon spotted a rubber dinghy hear ng south in the Mediterranean and blew It out of the water after those aboard opened fire. A military source' said the dinghy was launched June 24 to attack the Israeli coastal resort of Nahariya, killing four Israelis before they were shot. . Saturday's attack was the first reported Israeli naval action since July 8 when missile ships sank several.alleged Aral) terrorist launches tied u p ' in three coastal harbors in Leba- on. Israel's army radio said the rubber boat, was carrying three to five men, but the command made no mention of picking up urvivors. " ."" '.","". ''-'-'^ Israeli air force jets' struck across the Lebanese border on Friday bombing what the military command called terrorist encampments. An hour after the time Israe said it made the raid on Leba a Canadian plane on loan United Nations peace keeping operations crashed in Syria killing all nine persons on obar'd. A United Nations spokesman New York said the crew of 'ive and the four passengers -all Canadians -- were on a peacekeeping liaison flight between' Beirut .a'nri Damascus. -liSqijrccSj Jil 3J.N'.. headquarters said'Syria', admitted its aniiair craft guns or a missile accidentally hit the Canadian trans port. . The source said Syrian authorities gave . that version o the crash -but mere- was no word "from United Nations-off 'cials on the cause. ' ' . : ' - · -:··... The Syrian statement said Is thority said in Damascus tha the plane crashed near Mt Hermon during a clash between Israeli warptanes and Syrian grpunrt defenses. has faded. Even Thurmond, R-S.C., Rockefeller Sen. Strom had some kind words for Rockefeller though he said he wasn't his "first choice." Thurmond, in fact, sent the new President a letter citing Goldwater, Brock and Tower as his top three choices- Tower told a news conference lie didn't want to speculate on names but, when asked about conservative opposition to Rockefeller, said "I think that Nelson Rockefeller is not as unpopular with conservative Republicans as some might imag- ' :ie." Brock said it is "difficult to challenge" Rockefeller's credentials, adding "He'll be readily acceptable by a great majority" of the GOP. In the House, there was talk among Republicans of the party's national chairman. George Bush, like Ford a former member of the House. Turks Walk Out Of Talks Over Badge GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -- Turkish Foreign Minister Tu- 'an Gunes and Turkish-Cypriot Hauf Denktash. the vice-president of Cyprus, left the Geneva conference hall today in a dis- jute over name plates . for :eace conference delegates.-. A Turkish delegation spokesman said: "It is not a walkout." Gunes said he left Geneva's Palace of Nations to await resolution .of a dispute involving official designation of the Greek-Cypriot and Turkish- Cypriot representatives.' Denktash told newsmen he was going to' his mission in Geneva but would remain "on call," The Turks, who seek a federation of separate communities on Cyprus, demanded that the name'plates read "Turkish-Cypriot Community" and "Greek- Cypriot .Community." The Greek choice was to designate the two sides as the president and vice-president of Cyprus. Foreign Ministers James Callaghan of Britain, George Mavros of Greece and Gunec had invited Denktash and Glafcos Clerides, the Greek-Cypriot president of the Island, to join today's meeting on the political future of Cyprus. PRESSING PLAN In Ankara, a high government official said Turkey is determined to press for acceptance of its plan for a Cyprus solution even at the cost of renewed fighting on the island. Batteries Stolen Batteries were stolen f r o m two cars parked near the apartment of Fern Wagner at 10, S. Willow Ave. sometime early Friday morning. Mrs. Wagner t o l d police she left her car parked near the apartment complex, because it was not running properly, and borrowed a car from a friend. . When she went out Friday ' morning, she found that t h e batteries from been stolen. both cars had "There not be a third round of Geneva talks," he said. The official, who declined to be named, said the Turks want a package devol which calls for a federated Cyprus with Turkish and Greek communities having autonomy in their separate regions. "We will either 'gel this in Geneva talking or In Cyprus fighting," the official warned. U.N. Secretary General Kurt Wsldheim also attended today's session in Geneva. The three ministers met for just eight minutes on Friday. Britain, Greec and Turkey became co-guarantors of Cyprus' independence when British co- (CONHNUED ON PAGE TWOl NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- It's een a long time since Finius ~ Bluster brought howls of aughter from the Peanut Galery on the Howdy Doody Show. And in .that time there's been a quiet revolution among puppe- eers. They're reaching beyond the tiddies in the Peanut Gallery oward adult audiences, dan- rg their wood and cloth crea- ions in sophisticated performances ranging ' from Shakespeare to lonesco to educational programs teaching the techniques of birth control. Ford Notifies Advisors Economic Plans To Be Drawn WASHINGTON (AP) -- T h e government's economic advisers ar,e under ord_er« from President Ford to outline actions he can take to deal with inflation, which they now say will be worse this they had predicted. year than The news that inflation would not decline in the last half of 1874 by as much as previously believed was the message Ford received from the circle of economic advisers on.his first day 'as. president. .It was at that meeting Friday afternoon in the White House that Ford said inflation would be a "high and first priority" of his administration. He called for the outlines of the various actions he could take to combat -Inflation and scheduled another session with next week. the economists Ford believes inflation to be the world's greatest problem, and many believe the current rate of 11 per cent a year in this country is the major concern of the electorate. .Kenneth L. Rush, a special presidential adviser on the economy, said In a telephone interview that not only will inflation be somewhat worse than thought, but the nation's economic output will probably show a small decline in 1974. A small increase had been predicted earlier. Rush said the rate of Inflation will probably be between V and 8 per cent by the end of the year, "and probably nearer to eight than seven." He said there is some feeling the rate may be above 8 per cent. So far this year inflation has been above 11 per cent, but administration economists had been predicting this .would de cline to a rale of about 7 per cent by year's end. Rush said Ford made clear he "wants action and wants it soon." Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, who also attended the meeting, agreed with Rush in a separate telephone interview. "The inflation forecast is a little worse than pur original forecast," Simon said. Rush said causes of the worsening economic outlook include the drought in the Midwest farm belt which has lowered the crop production outlook. Wholesale farm prices increased 7.0 per cent in July. Besides Rush and Simon, others at Friday's meeting were Chairman Arthur F. Burns of the Federal Reserve Board, Herbert Stein and Alan Greenspan of the Council of Economic Advisors, Budget Director Roy L. Ash. and former Penn sylvania Gov. William E. Scranfon. Ford has asked Simon to remain permanently as treasury secretary and Simon has agreed to stay, his aides said Friday. Ford also reaffirmed former President Richard Nixon's appointment of Greenspan, a New York economic consultant, to succeed Stein as chairman ol the Council of Economic Advisers when Stein leaves at the end of this month. Simon, Greenspan and Burns will be regular members o] Ford's economics team. Ash and Rush have been asked to stay in their posts for a transition period, but thpir fu ture beyond that is less clear Rush said Friday he will be willing to stay if Ford wants him to. --AP Wirephoto YOUNG CONVENTION VISITOR ... is enchanted by a display of puppets /or adullaad'CjiildTen 'at_tfew Orleans Puppeteers Reach Out For Adult Audiences Storms Move Into State By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Thundershowers moved into West-Central Arkansas early today, and the National Weather Service predicted still more rain for Arkansans this weekend. The precipitation area in Arkansas this morning was expected to decrease, then redevelop this afternoon. Considerable cloudiness is ex peeled to persist through Sunday with no important-temperature change. High temperatures should be in the 80s to the lower 90s with lows tonight in the mid 60s to the mid 70s. The extended Arkansas outlook calls for a chance of showers Monday through Wednesday with temperatures averaging below seasonal normals. Highs should range in the 80s while lows should be mostly in the 60s. Highs Friday included: 90 de grees at Pine Bluff, Fort Smith. Memphis and El Dorado, 92 at Texarkana, 31 at Fayetteville 83 at Harrison and 91 at Jones boro and Little Rock. Overnight lows included: 71 degrees at Pine Bluff, 72 at Jo nesboro and El Dorado, 69 a Texarkana, 66 at Fayetteville 67 at Fort Smith and Harrison and 75 at Memphis and Liltl Rock. Rain during the 24-hour per! od ending at 7 a.m. today In eluded: a twee at El Dorado .53 inch at Texarkana, 1.45 a Fayetteville, 1.05 .at Harrison .04 at Jonesboro and 2.1 at For Smith. "We're trying to make pup-i et watching as popular as a'i rip to the movies or an eve-i ling in front of the television," aid Howdy Doody's developer lufus Rose, who joined 550 of his colleagues for' a. convention vhich ends nere today. For inspiration in their new endeavors t h e y point to Bil Baird's achievement in using luppets to teach birth control .echniques to millions of East rjdians. Baird, a New Yorker, said .he project was a major coup. "It was one of the first times a puppeteer has tried on a arge scale to reach adults instead of children," said Don Avery, editor of The Puppetry Journal. The puppeteers V stress*"they lave no intention of abandoning he kiddie audiences they've made howl with laughter for icnturics. They admit there probably always will be a demand for performances of Peter Pan, Rip Van Winkle and other storybook heroes. In fact, in recent months they say there's been a great into: est In Pinocchio, the puppe whose nose grew everylime h lied. But many artists who hav spent years learning dramat techniques feel 'the time ha come to make 'the slapstic world of Punch and Judy sp" on a slightly different axis. Take Rose, for example. He has been in the busines since 1928 and lias won Peabody" award ,foV his chi dfe'nVtale the Vi Blue : Fairy. B most adults could- care le about fairies, he says. "They'r hardly big However, ances of Shakespeare's Tl Tempest and Eugene lonesco theatre of the absurd sell o regularly 'at his" theatre in W terford, Conn. "It's an art form and a goo one," he says. "It's creativ and honest, not vicious like lot of stuff you see on televisio and the movies. I think adults willing to take the chance and go are going to be in for a treat."· ' · ' · box office." puppet perfori NfWS BRIEFS Pistol Token Danny H. West, 632 Put man Street, told Fayetteville police Friday that a Ruger .44 caliber pistol was taken from his apartment sometime last weekend. West said there were no signs of forced entry into his apartment, which had been locked. West said bullets for reloading and a reloader also were taken. All the items were valued at $140. Pope Sends Blessing VATICAN CITY (AP) -Pope Paul VI sent best wishes and blessings today to President Ford and "all the beloved American people." "As you accede to the presidency of the United States of America, we assure you of our prayerful 'good wishes and we gladly invoke upon you and all the beloved American people an abundance of guiding and strengthening blessings," said the text of the telegram released by the Vatican, Gurney Files Motion JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- Sen. Edward Gurney, R-FIa., has filed a second motion asking dismissal of a federal indictment charging him with conspiracy, bribery and perjury. Gurney, the first senator in 50 years to be indicted while in office, contended in a motion filed Friday that the indictment is vague and ambiguous and fails to allege an offense a-gainst the United States. Loan Approved The Farmers Home Administration has approved a $38,000 addition to loans to the city of West Fork to help finance t h e expansion of the city's sewer collection system. The loan will bo added to a prevous loan of $413,200, approved in June, 1973, bringing the total loan to $451,200. The system serves 370 cus tomers in West Fork. efore he took the oath of of- ce. Ill that ceremony on Friday, ord formally became the" only esident never to have faced-it ational election, succeeding e only president ever to re- gn -- a man driven from of- ce by scandals that shattered s Republican administration. After pronouncing an ehd-'to our long national nightmare,'.' ord set about in accom- ishing a transition that his des said he wanted to be posi- ve, swift and sure. ".A : Between ttie time he was vora in and his late evening eturn to his suburban Virginia ome -- the Fords won't move nto the White House until sorfia ·me next week -- there wefa ncse developments: '.· VP PRIORITY --The President said through spokesman that he considers ic selection of a new v i c e resident to succeed himself to of top priority, with tile goal t announcing his choice within week or ten days. --Ford met with ambassa- ors from 57 nations whom h ailed to the White House td^asr ure them that U.S. foreign pol-. cy remains basically - u n hanged. With Secretary of late Henry A. Kissinger at his ide, lie told one group of am- ·assa'dors, "I'll rely on Henry or all the tough international icgotialions." --Tfie new chief executive old his economic advisers that :ontrolling inflation would be he "high and first priority" on iis administration's domestia igentla. The advisers he con- erred with were holdovers rom Nixon's administration, md a spokesman said they coujd continue to serve Ford during the transition. '-.'.: -- Congress overwhelmingly mlert Ford a pledge of coopera-. ion and assurance of "fervent hopes for success" in the presidency. The Senate approved tha rsolution on a unanimous voice vote and the House then passed it 328 to 0. --Ford named a quartet of 'riends to advise him on re-' structuring the White House staff. The four -- former Pennsylvania Gov. William Scran- :on, NATO .ambassador Donald M. Rumsfeld. Interior Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton and former Rep. John 0. Marsh Jr. of Virginia -- all had served with Ford in the House. ''^, PRESS SECRETARY --In his initial personnel Aff nouncempnts. Ford named veteran Washington newsman Jerald F. terHorst to 'be his press secretary and Robert T. Hant- mann, chief of his 'vice presidential s t a f f , to be a White House counselor. ' As Ford was establishing his imprint on While House operations. Nixon was flying horn'a to California in the same jetliner he hart used on triumphant journeys as America's chief executive. Nixon's letter of resignation was delivered to the secretary of state at 11:35 a.m. EOT, saying simply: "I hereby resign the office of President - of tha United States." By the time Nixon reached his San Clemente estate, the White House was nearly bare 'of reminders of his presidency. In the Oval Office Nixon's collection of porcelain birds and family pictures were gone from the bookshelves. On "the walls of the corridors nearby, color photographs which traced Nixon's personal triumphs a,t home and abroad were removed and replaced by another set of photographs -- this one showing Ford performing his official duties as vice president or House Republican lcader".\ As F o r d was pledging "'a "thorough and responsible" search for a new vice president. Republican senators were debating the credentials of a earting contended, former New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefel- er. : ' S o m e Republican con- iervatives mobilized opposition o Rockefeller's nomination but long-time Ford friend, Sen. lobert P. Griffin, R-Mich., said 'It's too early" to speculate seriously about whom Ford'will choose. : The selection will foe subject o congressional approval, repeating the constitutional pfo"c- ess that made Ford vice president eight months ago. niiniiiiiiiiiiH^ Democrats Favored NEW YORK (AP) -- Voters prefer Democrats over Republicans for the House of Represen- atives this November by a 55 to 29 per cent margin, pollster Louis Harris says. -...-.-. Harris said it was the widest lead ever recorded in his pol! 'or an off-year election. ·_ Harris surveyed 1,214 voters between July 16 and 22, asking which party they thought would do a better job on various political and economic issues. Republicans could heaviest losses in face tha Congress since the 1930s if present margins remain, Harris said. But, if the Watergate issue were defused, "the public's attitude to^ ward the issues and the outcome of the off-year elections could change considerably."

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