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INSIDfr- For women 3 Editorial ....£ 4 Sports 7-8 Amusements 9 Comics 1S ID Classified 11-13 115th YEAR-NUMBER 59 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 12, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- Parlly cloudy through Tuesy day with HUlc cahnge in tciri-" peralures and a chance of afternoon or evening rain Tuesday. Low last night 66. Lo'W tonight ncnr 70, high Tuesday: near 90. Sunset today 8:11,' sunrise Tuesday 6:35. ·'' Weather m a p page 5. .£14 PAGES-TEN CENTS Hobo King Slow-Motion Shorty, "lately from Rochelle, III." Is the new King of the Hoboes. H« won the title it the annual Britt Hobo Convention Satur- day at. Britt, Iowa. Since there was no crown In go .with the office, Shorty Jnst wore his hat. (AP Wlrephoto) ' Resignation Frees Campaign Plans WASHINGTON (AP).-- Richard Mi Nixon's resignation as president, ending the prospect ! of long impeachment proceed'. ings- : apparently will enable ! members of Congress to do more campaigning for re-election In the fall. Congress intends to maintain this week ' t h e momentum it :" b u i l t - u p trying to' clear' the deck's.. for. ' the expected im, peach'mcnt debate, now canceled.. However, the .objective ' now. is to rhake : possible an abbreviated summer, recess and · earlier adjournment than h a s been hoped for. . · ' -The House plans to recess Irom Aug. 22 to Sept. 11. the Senate from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3. Some party leaders said Con- gress · may be able to adjourn early in October. 'However! the early adjourn- rhent depends on a number of factors. President Ford, who · addresses a joint session of Congress tonight, may indicate additional legislation he wants considered. Another factor is how quickly Congress acts on Ford's nomi- : ' iiiiinininiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiininiiii PATRICK SINGS IN TREETOPS TACOMA, Wash. (AP) · -Patrick the parrot whistles, talks - and sings Spanish arias from his treetop perch. It may be a pleasant diversion for the neighborhood, but It's 'driving the bird's owners crazy.- Patrick used to -perform' in the screened-in back yard of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Ingle. Last ·· Friday the yellow Amazon parrot found a hole In the screen · and flew out. '.Now, perched high in a treetop down the block, Patrick refuses to come home- nation of » vice president Ford's own confirmation 1 fall,' although nearly unani mous, took about two months. The session' also could bi lengthened if efforts are madi to pass tax, trade, healtli insur ance and other controversia measures before the Novembc elections. Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La. Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark. and Rep. Martha Griffiths, D Mich, said on Sunday that Con ;ress would pass the health in surance bill this year. The Senate and the House ar Hearing final action on two ma or pieces of legislation--^one compromise $11,3 billion hous ng bill and the other a meas ure to protect employes in pr yate industry . against loss o tension benefits. The housing measure is to b the Senate the, week while the House is/expected t acted on first by possibly early in Patrick's tlons from been "Momma," "Rosarita," favorite cxclama- the trectop have "Here come "Shut up!" , the people," anc send the pension bill to the Sen ate later in the week for fina action. The Hoii.se also is to take u a $20 billion mass transit bill. In other congressional deve opments: ·: --Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D Wash., said Communist Chin encouraging strong NAT defenses in western Europe an discouraging ' any immedial withdrawal of U.S. troops fron the area. The Chinese fear that if th Soviets no longer have to reel on with a credible NATO in th West, then Moscow could in tensify its political and militar pressure in the East, Jackso said in a report to the Senai Foreign Relations Committee. --The Senate Special Com mittee on National Erne gencies said that many of th most significant presidents; decisions have been wilhhe: President Urges Wage, Price Restraint By labor, Industry WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- lerit Ford, in the first-econom- :' statement or his infant ad- linislraliori, declared · today lat "in this critical period ... it essential" that industry and .bor "exercise restraint in leir wage and price actions." Ford expressed specific dis- appointment at a 10 per cent I cannot call on others to sacri- price Increase announced last week by General Motors and voiced hope this "will not be used as a signal by other auto companies or other industries "In this critical period, the President of the United States fice it one^or.more parts of the economy decide to go it alone," Ford said in' a statement read by White House .Press Secretary Jerald F. lerHorst. "It is essential, particularly at this time, that all segments of the economy, industry and labor,- exercise restraint in their wage and price actions." Ford said. T h e ' s t a t e m e n t - preceded Ford's address to Congress and the nation tonight on fresh efforts to control inflation. In the 8 p.m. GOT nationally televised and broadcast ad- dress, lerHorsl said, Ford will give inflation "very high priority and ... indicate to Congress and the American people he will be taking very specific action in the very near future." The presidential spokesman indicated that Ford's views were relayed to GM and other major firms by his economic advisers. TcrHorst skirted an answer/ on whether Ford was seeking a rollback by GM, but said-"it City Schools Registration' chobl term for' ttje 1974-75 in Fayetleville chools will begin Thursday. All students attending junior igh school. both' Ratnay and Voorllarid, will register between 0 a.m.-12 noon -arid 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday. . Students' are asked , to .come o the schools o n ' t h a i date to ick up-home room'and class ssignments.. Students -new tc he system are asked to report o the school office in their attendance area prior to Wed nesday. The registration for elementary students is scheduled from a.m. to 5 p.m. August 19. Stude'nls new to Fayettevillc High School, both east and wesl campuses, are.asked to registei any time from now until August 26 when classes begin. Varsity and junior varsit; ootball players reported ' for equipment today and sopho mores will report Tuesday football practice will begin Thursday at the high school am junior high schools. . Woodland coaches are Dick Harris and Steve Peoples an rtamay coaches are Gerale Daily and Tom Tice. The opening game of the foot sail season at Fayetteville High School will be September 6 a Benlpnville and the first bom game will be Sept. 20 when th :eam meets Russellville. A iiome games begin at 6 p.m High school coaches are Doyn [.. Davis, head coach and Car Fox, Tom McKinney and Whi Fowlkcs, assistants. FACULTY MEETINGS The school faculty will attend pre-school conferences Aug. 21- S/P Choice Possible Tonic GOP Hopes tie With President makes ·difficult for him ' to A News .Analysis WASHINGTON tAP) -- Pres- dent Ford will have two early hances to show whether he akes the. task ol building a strengthened national Republi- an party more seriously than lis two GOP predecessors. The .first will come .when- he jicks a vice, president, the sec- md in his approach to Novem- jer's midterm elections. For all of their own personal uccess at the polls, neither Dwight D. .Eisenhower nor Richard M. Nixon paid much attention to. restoring the .'national Republican dominance hat prevailed before Franklin ). Roosevelt's election to the presidency in 1932. Eisenhower, the war hero urned statesman, had little in- terest. Nixon, a party man all his life, became more and more interested in his own political fortunes exclusively. One of the legacies of the 1972 campaign, besides the scandal that ultimately drove him from office, was the bitterness in the GOP over .the President's failure to help bring other Republicans in on his coattails. ' Sen. Robert Dole of Kansas, the 1972 GOP chairman, : has said he felt ' l i k e , an outsider at Nixon's, victory celebration. GOP lawmakers always, felt Nixon could have 'saved several senators who suffered narrow defeats. ' ' ' : . But Ford demonstrated in his long congressional tenure and his brief spell as vice president a devotion to fell cans that could S] GOP days ahead. His major .task, months, has been publican candidates broader effort to ership to the party the : national admin: floundering. Some efforts this half of Republicans table, and an ex honeymoon 'could be to GOP candidates. , Before that, ho\ must pick his No. the choice will tell his views on the ps , In ' the past, For of the need to broa base, -a view that help liberal Republ Republi- spel] brighter in recent to help Repart give of a lead- at a lime fall in beseem inevi- extended Ford a big boost however, Fore an, and I has talked ien the GOP led - him to as conservatives and to suggest n 1968 that Nixon choose a.lib- erol running male. Such 3' view now would appear to dictate the choice of a party moderate, either an established figure such as Nelson A. Rockefeller or a younger He- publican such as Gov. Daniel J. Evans of , Washington, Sen. Mark O. Halfield of Oregon or Sen. Edward W. Brooke of Massachusetts. Many GOP liberals . fear, a great chance would be wasted if Ford picked a- fellow conservative, such as Sen. Dairy Goldwalcr or Gqy. Ronald Reagan, especially since the choice must be ; approved by the Democratic - controlled Con gross, rather than a con servatiyely based GOP National Convention. 2.1 In . preparation opening'of school. for the annual event is the Fayctteville Commerce. The remainder The opening session will the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast Aug. 21 at the high school cast campus cafeteria. Dr. Charles Bishop, newly selected president of the University of Arkansas will be the guest speaker. The sponsored by Chamber of _.._ .. . .. of the preschool orientation w i l l b e devoted to conferences for teachers and work in the individual schools. | The cost of school lunches has been increased for the fall term. Elementary students will pay 45 cents and- teachers 60 cents; junior high students 50 cents when meal tickets are purchased or 55 cents for individual lunches and teachers 65 cents. Buses will operate on the same schedule as last year and school patrons having questions may call the transportation office. 443-5786. Crop Report Due Today WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department was to release' new crop production figures today that 'should give some indication of the effect 61 the current drought in the Mid west on the nation's food sup ply. The harvest estimates cover key crops, including. corn an soybeans, based on Aug. 1 in- dictations. They will.be followed soon by new assesments on low those commodities will .be used over the corning year. Corn and soybean crops are the main sources of feed for dairy cows, chickens and beef Fraternity Pin Stolen from Congress and the public. ' R i c key Starks, 623 W- Maple The committee's report said the gaps in the public record are "primarily due to a failure by Congress to specify substantive standards under which all presidential directives be recorded." should St., told Fayetteville police that a Phi Delta Thcta fraternity pin, valued at $100. was taken from the glove compartment of his car while it was parked at 1900 Melmar Drive early this morning. any shortages wil mean higher food the American con cattle, and eventually prices for iumer. Today's estimates will pro vide only partial answers or crop levels, since, fall-harvesl crops such .as corn and soy beans normally have a couple of months to go as of Aug. 1. And this has not been' a normal season Heavy rains "delayed plantings last spring over w i d e areas of the country. Then dry weather -- which reallj reached drought proportions first in the . southwest whea country -- has crumbled prospects for corn and soybeans in much of the Midwest. USDA last spring issued crop estimates based on the acres or corn and .other crops farmer! said they would plant this year the report today is the first by USDA based' on field survey and nationwide calculations. Only a few months ago, pre dictions for the 1974 corn crop were nearly 6.7 billion bushels More recently the departmen revised the projection down t a range between about 5.9 bi] lion to 6.2 billion bushels. Kissinger Intervenes rus Talks Still Alive Cypi By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS As artillery (ire rumbled agajn in northern Cyprus,. the peace talks in Geneva stayed alive only through last-minute Intervention by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger.. But evidently in a gesture of ·good will, Greek Cypriot troops late Sunday began evacuating Turkish enclaves they occupied after the Turkish invasion be- the Cyprus 13 Turkish .· gan July 20. And government freed prisoners of war In exchange for Friday's, release by the Turks of five Greek Cypriot POWs. i The Greeks pulled out of four Turkish villages in eastern Cyprus, and U.N. troops moved ·In lq keep peace. A U.N, spokesman said the Greek Cypriots would evacuate four more. Turkish communities in the southern coast cities of Lar- naca and Paphos today. The occupation of Turkish villages by, Greek .Cypriot forces has been a major issue at the Geneva talks. Many Turkish Cypriot villages remain under Greek control. The sound of artillery fire Sunday night broke .three days of quiet on the Mediterranean island. The shooting appeared to come from . the Kyrenia Mountains about 10 miles north of Nicosia,'where the invading Turkish army and Greek Cy- priols fought until late Thursday. Neither of the warring sides nor the U.N. peace force had Immediate comment on Sunday's shooting. ' : The four armies on Cyprus-Greek Cypriot. Turkish, British, and the U.N. peacekeeping force--reinforced their defenses on Sunday. Britain tlew in 600 Gurkha mercenaries from Nepal apd placed on alert in London 400 Royal Marine commandos. ; Ini Geneva, the peace talks among the foreign ministers of Britain, Turkey and Greece came near collapse over Turkish demands to divide'Cyprus among its Greek and Turkish populations. The three countries guarantee Cyprint independence under a 1060 treaty. Kissinger reportedly tele- phoned Turkish Premier Bulen Ecevit in Ankara and urgei him to keep the talks alive. Th secretary of state then me with President Ford for half a hour to bring him up to dale o Cyprus. The peace talks finally con vencd Sunday--delayed nin hours by urgent consultation among political and militar: l e a d e r s in Ankara an Athens -- but little progres was reported. Turkey, represented by For eign Minister Turan Guncs, i demanding into two division of federated Cypru states Greek and Turkish. Gunes ha claimed one third of Cyprus fo the island's 18 per cent Turkis (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) GERALD TIERNEY FORD .. .tvHh o full head of hair, is NOT president Accountant Getting President's Calls ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- p wm the barrooms in Middle America to the salons of Paris :ome the telephone calls to lerald T. Ford on who should be picked as vice president. The leading contenders? Cali- ornia Gov. Ronald Reagan and Sen. Barry Goldwatcr, R-Ariz. But groaned Gerald T. Ford: "I try to tell them I'm not he President. I'm Gerald Tierney Ford--the accountant. I'm young and I've got all my lair." The 21-year-old Ford has an Alexandria address--as does President Gerald R. Ford, who lives 5 miles away but has an unlisted telephone number- Bachelor Ford said his phone legan ringing, and hasn't stopped, since the eye of Richard Nixon's resignation. "The first few times I thought it was a joke," said Ford. "I played along. But now they're calling at two or three o'clock in the morning. It's a pain in the neck." He says h e - h a s gotten more than 50 telephone calls for the. President since his namesake became chief executive on Fri day. Foreign newsmen call. Just plain folk call. Paris calls, Lu xemburg calls. Drunks call. '"Hang in there. Jerry; we're rooting for you.' they tell me," said Ford. "Others tell me to get to work on inflation." He said another contingent tries the personal touch, like "this is so-and-so, don'l you remember me, I met you in Connecticut." Ford said he attempts to explain to them t h e telephone mix-up, 'but often they don't be licve him. And when he hangs up in des Deration they just call back. Still others are truly sincere and offer prayers for the Presi dent, he said. "I f i g u r e when President Ford moves into the White House, things will cool off," said Ford. Otherwise, he's thinking about unlist- ing his phone number, loo. What did the switchboard op eralor at Ford s apartment building have to say? "Them people--they're driving us up the wall," she said. SovieM!.5. Policy Stable MOSCOW (AP) -- The Soviet Union has affirmed its intent to pursue the process of U.S. - UIS.S.R. detente with President Ford. "The Soviet Union will continue in the future to maintain with firmness and persistence a policy line towards further improvement of Soviet - American relations," declared Prav'da, the voice of the ruling Communist party. Arrlong Ford's first moves as president, was to send Soviet party chief Leonid Brezhnev a presumably the foreign private message, pledgjng to follow policy course set by Nixon. The Pravda statement Indirectly expressed hope that Ford could steer the 1972 Sov i c t-American trade pact through Congress, where it has been blocked by demands for eased Soviet emigration pol icies. iiiiiiffliiiiiiiiiiiiraiiiiiiiiiiramiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiniiiiiiiraiiiiiiiiiii^ HE WS BRIEFS Home Burglarized A tape player, two speakers and $85 in cash were reported stolen from the residence of John P. Davidson; 1946'/i N. College Ave., sometime between Friday and Sunday evening. The tape player and speakers are valued at $155. Fayelteville police said entry to-the home was gained through a window on the east side. Church Burglarized Two collection plates, two candle holders and a large communion cup were reported stolen from the Mount Comfort Church and Communify Build ing sometime Saturday. Sheriff's, deputies said that entry to the church was apparently gained through a window in the Community Building. Work Day A work day Saturday to prepare the livestock barns at the Washington County Fairgrounds for the annual show, September 10-14. All beef exhibitors and other interested persons are asked to help with the work. A general clean up is planned around the beef cattle barns. Painting of new improvements is also planned. The new improvements include additional tie spaces, a new wash rack and tie out rack, according to a spokesman for the Washington County Agricultural Extension Office. Ford's Speech Live NEW YORK (AP) -- T h e three television networks will broadcast live President Ford's speech to a joint meeting of Congress at 9 p.m. EDT tonight. call on others to show restraint when a giant such as GM takes unilateral action such as this." Ford paused in his search for a vice president to confer with aides and advisers today and worked in shirtsleeves on t h e half-hour address he is making tonight- Aides said the new chief executive would promise "full, fresh efforts" to stabilize the economy. In the words of one spokesman, Ford sees inflation as "Public Enemy No. 1." Arriving from his suburban home at 7:25 a.m., Ford beat many of his White House aided Lo work. lie went directly to his Oval Office, where in the next three hours he held meetings with transition adviser Donald R u m s f e l d , holdover White House staff chief Alexander M. Ifaig. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and Press Secretary terHorst. ' '' DETAILS TO FOLLOW Aides indicated Ford would not set out a specific anti : inflation program in tonight's address, though detailed proposals will follow soon. His address was expected to stress the need for national conciliation and would outline the "spirit and the tone of his administration," aides said. fn Chicago, Rockefeller said whether he would accept the vice presidency if it is offered to him is an "iffy question." He refused to comment on his chances for selection, telling reporters, "The President has to make his own decision without any intervention or pressures of any kind." They said Ford won't disclose the name of his choice for vice president in the address. The search for his successor won't be complete until late in the week, one aide said- With a whirlwind series of 11 White House meetings on Sunday, Ford accelerated his consultations with congressional and political friends, who said .women iand Democrats are among those being considered for the No. 2 post. After the meetings. Ford told a newsman "I'm not ruling out anything or anybody." Other sources said it was highly un- ikely that he would stray from. 3 list of about a dozen GOP eaders in making his selection. Republican national chairman George Bush emerged 'rom Sunday's meetings with the backing of an influential conservative, Sen. Barry Goldwater, R-Ariz. 'MR. CLEAN' "He's Mr. Clean and that's what the country wants." GI water said of Bush, a former Texas congressman and U.S.- ambassador to the United Nations. Goldwatcr. one of the 11 friends and advisers Ford met with in the separate meetings, also ranks high on the list of possibilities. He said he wasn't seeking the job but "sure, I'd accept it." Bush's name also was mentioned by House GOP Whip Leslie C. Arends of Illinois after his meeting with Ford. And it was among three listed by Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott. But Scott said his first choica still is former New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. He contended that the reported opposition to Rockefeller among party- conservatives is "grossly exaggerated." Melvin R. Laird, former con- ;rcssman and defense secre- .ary, also met with Ford but wasn't available for comment afterward. One indication of the direction of the new administration was furnished by Interior Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton. Ha said Ford will put new emphasis on sonic Nixon administration policies in energy resources and environment, but Planned not alter their basic intent, will be held Before moving through 'tha -- (AP Wirepholo) meetings with party and politi- (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) British Stock Down - LONDON (AP) -- The London stock market plunged to a new 15-year low today amid widening uncertainty about Britain's economy. Dealers reported a wave o( selling by investors as the market continued an across-the- board dip. It has been dropping lor weeks from one low to another. Market analysis attributed the decline to rampant inflation, labor troubles and talk; of large-scale nationalization by, the Labor government, aggravated by fears that Britain's trade figures for July will show, yet another hefty deficit. The figures arc scheduled to be .anr nounced Tuesday.

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