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115th YEAR-NUMBER 58 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, AUGUST II, 1974 PAGES-25 CENTS Turkish Cypriote, Backed By Turkey, Want Third Of Island GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -- Turkey and the Turkish Cypriots demanded on Saturday a new political setup for Cyprus giving Turkish Cypriots nearly one-third of the island. Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes and Turkish Cypriot leader Rauf Denktash also told the Cyprus peace conference they no longer recognize the legality of the 1960 Cyprus constitution, which unites Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots in a single nation without ethnic boundaries. The new setup would concentrate the island's 120,000 Tur- kish Cypriots in 30 per cent of the territory, leaving the 520.000 Greek Cypriots'to share the rest. Each region would tie self' ruling, with a central government exercising control only over defense, foreign affairs and fiscal policy. It was not immediately known what parts of Cyprus would become Turkish Cypriot territory under the new plan. Turkish Cypriot communities are scattered all around the island, and often are encircled by Greek Cypriot areas. There was no immediate re- action to the Turkish demand from Greek and Greek Cypriot delegates, tout previously they have strongly opposed any partition of Cyprus. Cyprus President Glafcos derides -- a Greek Cypriot -- told The Associated Press in an in terview Saturday that he was prepared to offer self-rule to the island's Turkish minority but would oppose geographic division because that would be a first step toward permanent partition. Clerides said moving around the population of Cyprus 'would mean turning Cyprus into one huge refugee camp." Gunes told newsmen that unless the Greek Cypriots quit resisting Turkish plans for a total revision of the constitution, there would be little point in going on with the negotiations. The Turkish demand followed an incident earlier in the day in which Turkish and Turkish Cypriot representatives withdrew from the peace talks for seven hours until a ruckus over negotiating table nameplales could be settled. In other developments, a high Turkish government official warned o f : new fighting on Cyprus unless the'Turkish and Greek communities on the island receive autonomy in their separate enclaves. Britain halted a scheduled withdrawal of troops and planes from its Cyprus bases Saturday as a precaution against possible new fighting on the island. Britain's latest moves reportedly took place in full consultation with the U.S. government. A Geneva informant por trayed Britain's holddown on : further military., withdrawal from its two .baseslas;S.'.pre- caution against'.the"rp'ossibiiity. of further advances" by.'.'Turkey's estimated 40,000'troops'bn Cyprus. .:: :.;·.:·:::,;. :TMr::.:.:: The source said there was no question of any independent British intervention in the Cyprus fighting, and that the purpose of canceling further withdrawals of British troops was to keep those units available for deployment with the 4,- SOOstrong U.N. peacekeeping force. --·British"at? and ground forces mv"Gyprus"-b'ases-"e"xceed-10,000. Whejv.' (ighting erupiedHtm · the island, last month, 12 Royal; Air Force:'jets were sent .in to be availble.'.for'.the support of the Uni.tqd; Nations if-, needed. The jets were to be puiied-out next week but now will remain. The . feud over naineplates broke out soon after the Turkish and Greek Cypriot'·groups joined the Geneva ' conference for the first time. Turkish Foreign Minister Tu ran Gunes strode out demand- ing recognition for Turkish Cy priots as the equals' of the Greek Cypriots. Insistent on a new federal system for Cyprus, Gunej wanted this dono with nameplates designating the groups as the "Turkish Cypriot Community" and the "Greek Cypriot Community." . G r e e k Foreign Minister George Mavros seemed in no mood to yield easily. He and the Greek Cypriots are resisting federalism, suspecting it really mil turn out to be parti- lion. Ford Said Likely To Give Top Priority To U. S. Economy Two Men Hospitalized After Fight At County Sale Barn Two men were hospitalized Saturday afternoon following a knife fight in the unloading pen at the Washington County Sale Barn, Hwy! 71 south. A third man is being held Americans On Hunger Strike CALCUTTA, India (AP) -Two Americans imprisoned more than a year ago on spying charges are in the second month of a hunger strike designed to force Indian officials to give them a trial. Their 16 months behind bars has prompted the intervention of high United States diplomats whose expressions of displeasure have gone as high as Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Prison officials say Anthony Fletcher, 30, and Richard Harcos, 27, both of San Francisco, are being fed through tubes inserted into their noses. American consular officials in Calcutta, who see the pair threo times a week, say they have lost about 30 pounds each since they began the hunger strike June 16 but otherwise appear to bo well. Police say Harcos was arrested a t ' 4 a.m. on April 4, 1973, as he emerged from the restricted waters of Calcutta harbor wearing scuba diving gear and walked ashore into the arms of security guards. OFF-LIMITS AREA Hareps. told police he h a d been unable to sleep and went for a swim, ending up in the off-limits area only by error. Police refused to believe the story. They went to Harcos' Calcutta hotel and arrested Fletcher, who was sharing a room with Harcos. Both were jailed and a year later, police charged them with violating the Official Secrets Act, which carries a sentence of 14, years in prison. They said the pair had gathered secrets for an undisclosed country while traveling through India. Karoos and Fletcher say they are innocent. under $10,000 bond in connection vith the incident. Charles Jones, 45, of Summers was stabbed twice in the abdomen and underwent emer- jency surgery at Washington Regional Medical Center. His condition could not be determined at presslime. Jack Reed, 42, of Prairie 3rove is in satisfactory condi- :ion after suffering a blow to :he head. Fayetteville police said he had not been stabbed. Being held at City Jail under 110,000 bond is Harvey Reed, 37, of Lincoln. Charges of assault with intent to kill, a elony, are expected to be filed against him in Washington Jircuit Court Monday morning. POCKET KNIFE Police said Jones was be- ieved to have been stabbed with a pocket knife, which has not yet been recovered. -· Patrolman Larry Perdus and Eldon Roberts said that, according to information received y them, a fight broke out be- weeir the Reed brothers arid Jones. The elder Reed was ap: parently knocked out by a blow rom Jones' fist. At that point, police believe, the younger Reed pulled the tnife and stabbed Jones twice. Several witnesses to the incident, which occurred at about 3:48 p.m., told police that the hree had been arguing prior to the fight. Wheels Stolen Janet Coger, owner of the Pil Stop on Hwy. 71 north, told Fayelteville police that 20 wheels, including eight mag .wheels and 12 chrome wheels, were stolen from the business Friday night or Saturday morning. Ttie wheels are valued at between $500 and $700. Police said entry to the business was gained by prying back a portion of aluminum siding on the southwest corner of the building. --TOM£S?hoto by Ken Good WHERE FIGHTING OCCURRED .. .one man underwent surgery following knife jight here Saturday Israelis Sink Arab Dinghy By The Associated Press An Israeli gunboat clashed with Arab guerrillas Saturday as warnings ot a new Middle East war were voiced in Lebanon and Israel. An Israeli military spokesman said in Tel Aviv an Israeli naval .vessel sank a rubber dinghy near the Lebanese border after those aboard the dinghy opened fire. There was no word on survivors. An Israeli military source said the dinghy was carrying explosives." Saturday's clash came one day after Israeli jets raided a "tent encampment" and two houses in southern Lebanon. The targets, were described as "a known supply and concentration point" for the terrorists. The military command said the terrorist encampment was believed to be the place where four Israeli workmen were taken Tuesday after being ab ducted by raiders from Leba |non. . nniiiiinnm^^^ Inside Sunday's TIMES Beans Sold Good Crop For Area 3A Crossword Puiile __ . _9A Foreign Doctors Said Unqualified 12A Broyles Discusses Razorback Prospects __1B Regional Wafer System Proposed __7B County Superintendent Likes His Job ..-- 12B Editorial 4A For Women 6A-7A Book Reviews 9A Sports 1B-5B Entertainment ..-.- 8B Classified 9B-11B NEWS BRIEFS Glass Smashed SPRINGDALE -- A door ;lass, valued at $150, was reported smashed at Ken's D izza Parlor on North Thompson Avenue early Saturday morning. Police said they have no indication of the identity of the person who smashed the glass in he northeast entrance. Break-In Fails JOHNSON -- After considerable work on the part of would- be thieves, an attempt to gain entry to the Spe-Dee Mart in Johnson ended in failure late Friday night. Johnson police said two holes were cut through the rear door in an attempt to pry open the door, but entry was not gained. Hartmonn Sworn In WASHINGTON (AP) -- With. President Ford looking on. Robert T. Harlman took the oath Saturday as presidential counselor with Cabinet rank. Hartman, one-time chief of the Washington bureau of the Los Angeles Times and a Ford, aide since 1966, was sworn in by John J. Ratchford, executive clerk of the White House, at a ceremony in Ford's office. The President said he and his staff had put in a full day of work and declared, "We're moving along." First Full Day SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.. (AP)-- Behind a veil of security and seclusion, Richard Nix on awoke Saturday to his first full day as a former President. Problems muted for a mo ment by the tears and cheers ol Friday's farewell still re mained, however, for the firsi man in U.S. history to resign the presidency. Miami Mayor Dies MIAMI (AP) -- Charles F "Chuck" Hall, the silver-hairec Democratic mayor of Miam Beach who was official host · both 1972 national political con ventiona, died Saturday ot an apparent heart attack. He was 56. Skyjacker Escapes LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A convicted skyjacker who once jailed out of a jetliner with $500,000, and three other nates escaped from a max mum security prison on Satur day by crashing a 'garbage truck through a gate. The convicted skyjacker Richard F. McCoy Jr., is a for mer Mormon Sunday schoo eacher who entered Brigharr Young University as a law en "orcement major after he fin ished a tour of duty as a heli copter pilot in Vietnam. The other three men are con victed bank robbers. Stereo Stolen Mrs. Jack Beyl, Route 2 Prairie Grove, told Fayettevilli police that a stereo tape playe was stolen from her car some time Saturday while it wa parked at the Northwest Arkan sas Plaza. Mrs. Beyl said the tape pla yer, valued at $150, was boltei to the floorboard of the lockei car. Third Man .Held UVALDE, Tex. (AP) -- Th third of four men charged wit capital murder in connectio with the Huntsville priso shootings has been arreste near here. Texas Ranger Joaquin Jack son said Jimmy Dan Brown, 2i was apprehended at his horn in Sabinal Friday night afte Brown's mother notified Uvald County sheriff's deputies. Brown, arraigned before Jus tice of the Peace Jerry White was jailed in lieu of $500,00 bond. Wants Wallace CHICAGO (AP) -- The Amei ican Independent party's n; tional committee on Saturda asked Alabama Gov. Georg Wallace to seek (he party nomination for 'president i 1976. A party spokesman said Wa lace wired the committee merr bers thanking them for the pa ty's past support but made r commitment to run. Wallac was the American Independen party nominee in 1968. Also Stresses Continuity Of Foreign Policy WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dur- ng his first.24 hours in office, resident Ford signaled a de- ermination to come to grips uickly with the three biggest roblems he faces: inflation, a acant vice presidency .and an nadequate personal staff. Ford also moved, even before lichard M. Nixon's resignation ook effect, to emphasize continuity in foreign policy by igning .up Secretary of State lenry A. Kissinger ps the' first recruit for-a'post-Nixon cabi- let. The new chief executive, in lis first formal business confer- nce, met Friday with the gov- rnment's top economic po- icymakers. . Although Ford's press secre- ary, i Jerald' F. terHorst, said no actions or decisions resulted, t served to demonstrate. prior- ty treatment for the" economy. Ford also- let,.it be known, tirqugh terHorst) that he is ra- ifying Nixon's recent nomination '.of Alan Greenspan,* a conservative private economist, o succeed the resigning Her- erl Stein as chairman of the mportant Council of Economic Advisers. · TOP PROBLEMS As in the final months of-the ixon administration* inflation and the economy are the top }roblems. On Thursday, it was a n n o u n c e d that wholesale rices soared 3.7 per cent in July, setting the scene for still urther retail increases. The elevation of Ford to the lighest office meant that f o r . he moment House Speaker arl Albert, a Democrat, is next in line for the presidency should anything happen to Ford. TerHorst told newsmen Friday that Ford hopes to send Congress a nominee for vice president in a week to 10 days. Ford moved to the White iouse with a personal staff juilt around the s m a l l e r group that served him as a Re- jublican House member. Ford showed he was aware of its imitations by quickly making two personnel changes and assigning four experienced political operatives to recommend much broader realignment. Although Ford asked virtual- .y all of Nixon's White House aides to remain with him, at .east temporarily, he moved quickly to replace Ronald L. Ziegler with terHorst, an experienced Washington corve- (CONTINUEn ON PAGE TWO) --AP Wirephoto HEADED FOR WHITE HOUSE .. .Ford waves to well-wishers in front of his 'home in Alexandria, Va. By Fayetteville Group Amnesty For Nixon, Draft Evaders Urged Four Fayetteville : 'residents : ormed the Committee for Heal- ng the . Wounds · of America Saturday and then .urged President Gerald R. -Ford , to 'grant amnesty to both;former President Nixon and the Vietnam War draft evaders, the Associa- .ed Press reported today. The committee -- in its first and, probably, last official action -- sent Ford a one-sentence telegram saving: "Drop the double standard: Total amnesty for Nixon, and draft evaders." · ' . · The idea: is. similar to one promoted Friday by Sen. J. W. Fulbright, D-Ark. Tower Relieved WICHITA FALLS, Tex. (AP) - U.S. Sen. John Towers. R- Tex., told a news conference Saturday that Washington has breathed a "massive sigh of relief" since the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Tower told newsmen in his home town, "I believe everybody is relieved to get the whole question of Watergate and the insular problems of the impeachment process behind us." Max'Greenwood, 37, of Fayetteville, comm i ttee sp okesm an, said the other three Fayetteville residents, .who are not all mein- pers of the same family, pre- 'erred not to be identified. "We're not very deeply involved in : getting ourselves involved, in stuff," said Greenwood, a" wood worker who voted 'or Nixon in 1968 but not in 1972. "We just wanted to do what we could to get the ball rollingM'm sure there are hundreds of people. in Fayetteville who would promote the idea. It's just getting the word out." RIGHT-LEFT SPECTRUM To grant both amnesty or im- m u n i t y from prosecution, Greenwood said, would be "taking in sort of a right-left spectrum. "It's just a matter of bringing the people together, and it seems that Ford is the man to do that." Grenwood said he thought Nixon should be granted immunity from prosecution so that the nation could "get on to other important matters" such as inflation. Persons who left the country rather than fight in the Vietnam war should be granted amnesty, he said, because many of them eft solely because.they did not relieve in the war. "It.was a braver thing for hem to leave the country and eave their, homes and take up roots, in a foreign country than p take the easy route" and "ight, he said. "If one's going to get amnes- .y, we feel like both of, therrt should," Greenwood added. 'Why canlt we eliminate the louble standard and let them joth go free because they'va both suffered? "I'm not 'so much in favor of him (Nixon) being prosecu- :ed, but if we're going to have other people prosecuted for lesser crimes, I feel like ha should be." Greenwood said the committee did not plan any further action. LOCAL FORECAST- Northwest Arkansas can expect partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures with a chance of thundershowers through Monday. Highs today in the mid 80s with lows tonight in the upper 60s. Higha · Monday should be in the mid 80s. Weather map on page !1A. Tops $122 Million In 1974 Property Assessments Rise By LINDA DOBKINS TIMES Staff Writer Led by a $5 million increase in assessed valuations in the Springdale school district, the total valuation for Washington County has risen to $122,106,750 in 197-1. County assessor Perry Rushing says that that's a gain of $9,079,365 -- or 8 per cent -over the 1973 assessment. Assessed valuation (which Is 20 per cent of actual value) increased $5,313,525 in the Springdale school district. In t h e considerably smaller Springdale city limits, the increase was $3,510.750, The 'city total was $32,!ll,025. The city of Fayelleville showed a $2,374,845 increase for a total valuation of $48,787,980. The Fayetteville school district increased its valuation almost ?2 million.to $50,303,525. The largest percentage increase was the town of Elm Springs, which rose to $549,600 assessed valuation. The 127 per cent increase was due to annexation, Rushing said. Rushing said the increases are due to the general growth of the area, and not from reassessment. There were no decreases recorded this year. The total assessed value in the county in 1973 was $112,027,385. Rushing added that the assessed value in tha county in 1924 -- fifty years ago -was $12,800.000. Rushing lists some of the new buildings that have raised the assessment figures. Included are the K-Mart store in Fayetteville, banks and bank additions in West Fork, Springdale, and Lincoln; grocery stores in West Fork, Springdale and Fay- elteville; motels in Fayctleville and Springdale; several apartment buildings and quick service grocery stores; and the Yellow Transit Terminal and Southern Electric building in Springdale. Assessment for 1974 in Washington County cities are as follows: Fayelteyille, $48,787,980, a 5.1 per cent increase; 9.9 Farminglon, $1,140,100, a per cent increase; Elkins, $550,335, a 4.8 per cent increase: Winslow, $167,240, a 7.8 per cent increase; Prairie Grove, $2,027,235, a 5.3 per cent increase; Lincoln, $1,335,800, a 5.6 per cent increase; Springdale, $32,411,025. a 12.1 per cent increase; Greenland, $537,005, a 4.3 per cent increase; West Fork, $1,085,100, 9.6 per. cent increase; Elm Springs, $549,660, a 127.Z per cent increase; Tontitown, $559,745, a 15.1 pet; cent increase; Johnson $940.010, a 22.8 per cent increase.

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