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INSIDE- For women 3 Ediloiral ...-,....[·; '....· 4 Sports t ... : 8-9 Comics ................. 10 Classified H-12 Entertainment M 115th YEAR-NUMBER 60 Jlorfytoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- , Northwest Arkansas can ex-. pcot a chance of showers and a. few thunderstorms overnight with decreasing cloudiness by Wednesday, tow last night 6Q; lxws tonight in the mid 60s with highs Wednesday in the upper 80s. Sunset today 8!09(' sunrise Wednesday 6:35. Weather map on page 6. PAGES-TEN CENTS How To Pluck A Goose Vanishing Art Demonstrated ·SPRINGFIELD, 111. (AP) -- I Crowds watched entranced as a woman in a bonnet and long flowered dress grabs a large goose, turns it upside down in her lap and gently plucks feathers and down from its breast. Grace Ater of Cliandlerville is demonstrating to Illinois Slate Fair Visitors a folk art that has all but vanished in the nation. , · "She and other members of the 'Clayville F.olk Arts Guild have skill's and abilities once com- ·rnon in Illinois and other states. · Her husband Charles cuts shingles by slrates ho* hand and demon- early settlers lapped them to keep out wind and ram. "' Other artisans demonstrate quilt-making, embroidery and candle making. Crowds 'cluster iround a gunsmith making a tliutlock rifle and another c r a f t s m a n fashioning cane chairs. But Mrs. Ater's demonstration, perhaps because it involves a live bird; appears to be the most popular. "The secret is calming the goose so he doesn't bite or flap his wings," she explained. "I do that by petting him and talking to him softly." She said geese molt every four to six weeks and about half an ounce of feathers and down can be picked from each bird. It takes 10 large geese to produce enough feathers for one pillow. Feathers and down from eese, as well as other waterfowl, make excellent pillows, quilts and mattresses because .hey are curved, said Mrs. Ater. "It's like having a lot of tiny springs in your pillow," she said. "That's what makes it so soft." Feathers from other birds are straight and undesirable for pil lows. "It would be like sleeping on a sack of sticks,' she said. Few feather pillows are made now in the United States, and those that exist are passed down from mother to daughter, said Mrs. Ater. She said feather pillows on sale now are imported from. Europe, where labor is cheaper. Economic Summit To Battle Inflation Planned By Ford Seeks Revival Due To Smaller Harvests Higher Grocery Prices Expected Next Year By THE .ASSOCIATED PRESS ·Americans cart expect, higher supermarket prices next year .because of smaller-than : expected farm harvests this fall. That was the message that economists and food industry sources got from the Agriculture Department's report on Monday that the nation's corn harvest would be lower than at any time since 1970. "It isn't a disastrous situation 1 , but it's a serious one," said Richard Lyng, president of the American Meat Institute. "It docs mean in 1975 upward pressure on food prices. There's no question about that," said Dawson Ahalt, an economist for the Department of Agriculture. Agriculture Secretary' Earl L. Butz told a meeting of poultry producers in New Orleans that food prices may go up to 14 per cent this year. That's 2 per cent higher ' t h a n earlier estimates. Bute s a i d the exact increase would depend on "wage rales in the food processing and packaging industry." The government market- basket for June, the most recent month available; showed that food prices rose 3 per cent in the first half of the year. The July figures for retail prices aren't ready yet, but a recent report showed wholesale food prices went up 3.6 per cent last month, indicating another boost at the supermarket. KEY GRAINS Ford Accents Defense But Backs Detente WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford promises to support detente with the Soviet Union but he puts the accent on defense. "Strong defense is the surest way to peace," he said Monday night in a first report to Congress and t h e . nation "Strength makes detente attainable. Weakness invite war as rhy generation krrows . . ." The speech reflected Ford's commitment during 25 years in Congress to a strong military--and his recent loyalty to the Nixon administration's bid to ease tensions will Heavy planting rains during spring season, followed by hot, dry weather that reached drought proportions in much of the Midwest, cut sharply into the nation's harvests of corn and soybeans -- two key grains used to feed dairy' cbwsY'beef cattle and poultry. Butz repeated earlier claims that "the impact of the drought h a s been overestimated." He said it was serious, but noted that the wheat crop--harvested Moscow. "To our two peoples, and I all mankind, we owe a con tinned effort to live, and where possible to work together in peace," Ford said. I "For, in a thermonuclear age, there can be no alternatives to positive and peaceful r e l a t i o n s h i p between o u r nations." SOVIET REPORT The Soivet news agency Tass carried a 250-word report of Ford's address, stressing his plec-ge to continue the Nixon administration's policies toward the Soviet Union. Ford did not specify how much the United States should be willing to limit its military arsenal irr a mutual arms reduction with the Soviet Union. One of his first big jobs will be to resolve differences between the Pentagon and t h e State Department in advance of a new round of nuclear arms talks in Geneva. Continuity was the key word for the new President. He.used it .each..time.jn, outlining -eight f o r e i g n policy guideposts. Among them: For the European allies and Japan-"continuity in the loyal collaboration of our many mu- ;ual endeavors." --AP.Wirephoto GREETING THE PRESIDENT .. .Sen. Mike Mansfield of Montana and other senate leaders greet the President on his arrival at the Capitol to address joint session Monday night. ' To Respect Prerogatives Ford Pledges To Cooperate With Congress Of Audits On Wages, Prices WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford is moving swiftly to plan an economic summit conference to battle the inflation lie labeled "Domestic Enemy No. 1." And he is pressing Congress to act within 10 days to revive the government's tools to monitor wages and prices. Congressional -Democrats joined Republicans in applauding the tone of Ford's presidential keynote speech Monday night. But some said they will have to be convinced the new President can find the correct cure of the nation's soaring prices. Ford spoke to a packed House chamber and millions across the country, calling on Congress to join "in getting this country revved up and moving" a n d . pledging to seek a balanced federal budget in the f i s c a l year starting next July 1. He never referred directly to the Watergate scandal that drove Richard M. Nixon from the presidency. last week but pledged, "There will be no ille- jal lapiiigs, eavesdropping, muggings or break-ins by my administration." And Ford mentioned his predecessor's ame only once, declaring ha has supported and will continue "the outstanding foreign policy of President Nixon." NOT MENTIONED He made no mention of per- --AP Wireptioto SUBJECT IS.CORN ' . . .Bell says crop may lie n per cent below last year's record earlier was better than l a s t year's. Lyng and other experts said it was hard to tell just what impact the lack of corn would have on food prices. Most agreed that over the long run, the consumer can expect to pay more for meat and milk. Last year's corn harvest was about 5.6 billion bushels. Early this spring, the Agriculture Department predicted a 1974 harvest of 6.4 billion bushels. That was lowered to an esti- A News Analysis By WALTER R. MEARS WASHINGTON (AP)--A man of Congress, President Ford has pledged to make communication, conciliation, compromise and cooperation h|s watchwords in dealing with his former colleagues. It will take all of that to extend the congressional honeymoon into the good marriage Ford proposed. For one thing, it would be a mixed marriage, a Republi- can President and a Congress | that is dominated by Democrats now and is likely to be more so after the November elections. ' And for another, presidential graduates of the Senate; and House have: tried such courtships before. The outcome often has been bickering,' sometimes deadlock. In his address to a joint session Monday night, Ford quickly noted his respect for the prerogatives of · Congress, For mainland China-continuing on the course of friendship set .by the Nixon Administration.. PROMOTE NEGOTIATIONS For the Arab states and Isreal--"we shall carry out our promise to promote continuing negotiation among all parties for a complete, just and lasting settlement." The Middle East seems sure to preoccupy Ford in his first week in the Wiiite House. Secretary of S t a t e Henry A. Nationwide In 1975 W H f l I U W C J L C U vu an csn . . - , , ,. -. . of between 5.95 and 6.35 Kissinger opened talks late billion bushels. Monday with Egyptian 1 oreign Monday, the department said Minister Ismail Fahmy Ford its best guess was that farmers will see him on Wednesday and -- then receive Jordan s King Postal Workers Strike Urged Union Calls Fc At 1,200 Soft-Ct WASHINGTON (AP) - T h e fnited Mine Workers union has ailed a work stoppage expec- ed to close about 1,200 soft-coal lines next week and lower the ation's stockpiles of coal. UMW President Arnold Miller aid Monday the shutdown will commemorate the thousands f coal miners killed while vorking in the nation's mines, ill the miners whose lives have een ravaged by black lung isease, and coal mining amilics who are victims of ompany violence designed to prevent them from winning pro- ection of a United Mine Vorkers contract." The shutdown, sheduled to itart Monday and extend . h r o u g h the work week, will ir Work Halt al Mines coincide with the planned opening of negotiations on a new nationwide UMW contract. The present contract expires Nov. 12. The memorial period was called under a section of the UMW's contract with coal operators that allows memorial periods of up to 10 days duration at any union mine. A coal industry spokesman who declined to be identified said, "This is a pretty bad lime for a shutdown to take place It's an out-and out attempt to further dwindle coal stockpiles to put the union in a belter bargaining position. "The steel industry will be the first to feel this,." he said. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) els -- down 12 per cent from ast year. RAFNS TOO LATE Rains that fell over the Mid- vest last weekend, too late to affect the current crop report, lelped the later-harvested soy- iean crop. But much of the corn already was destroyed. Gov. J. James Exon of CONTINUED ON P.'IGE TWO) Not The Best WASHINGTON (AP) -- Frederic V. Malek, once President Nixon's top talent recruiter, leaves the White House with an admission that whiz kids don't make the best candidates for top government posts. Once a whiz kid himself, a self-made millionaire businessman by the time he was 30. Malek served as a deputy of the Office of Management anc Budget in the Nixon administration and also as undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare. Malr.k, now 37, resigned Men day. Hussein on Friday. The diplomacy is designed to set the stage for a negotiated Israeli withdrawal from portions of the west bank of the Jordan River. Treasury Secretary William J. Simon, meanwhile, is direct- ng a separate series of con- erences with visiting Egyptians hat will result Wednesday in (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) 17 Candidates ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- Les- ;er G. Maddox seeks a second :erm as governor today as Georgia voters choose Democratic and Republican gubernatorial nominees from a field of 17 candidates. Maddox, a 58-year-old segregationist who has served since 1971 as lieutenant governor, told newsmen Monday night he expects to win today's nomination. But political observers feel voter apathy caused by Watergate will induce a small voter turnout and forca a runoff Sept. 3. MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) -New York members of the Postal Workers Union are bucking their national leaders witli a proposal that would clear the way for a nationwide p o s t a l worker's strike. Delegates from the union's 2G,000-member New York metro local say they are promoting a no - contract, no - work proposal that would allow a complete shutdown of t h e mails if contract talks are not successful July 20, 1975. T h o u g h union president Francis Filbey would not comment on the proposal Monday, other officials said the national leaders strongly oppose the New. York proposal. and'said' hff'wbu'ld not intrude upon them. "I know well the co-equal role of the Congress in our constitu tional. process," Ford said. '. Controversy over the proper boundaries' of executive am cpngressional authority was a naggjng issue during the presi dency of Richard' M. Nixon long before the Watergate scandal became a crisis and'forced him from office. There were disputes over the power to withhold appropriated funds, over foreign commitments and . warmaking authority. ' ' . The late Lyndon B, Johnson was, like Ford, a congressional leader. He, too,, came to the presidency' in ·mid-term, .and with a pledge to respect "the independence and integrity of the legislative branch." His consensus politics gained approval of the stalled legislative proposals of his predecessor, John F. Kennedy, and of the ambitious domestic agenda Johnson calle'd The Great Society. GETS COMPLAINTS Eventually, he cncountcrec congressional complaints ol arm-lwistirfg, and the bitter cri ticism of a minority of his own NEWS BRIEFS Vinyl Chloride Danger Cited Aerosol Spray Ban Proposed Extension Approved WASHINGTON (AP) -- A three-month extension of the government's authority to control oil prices and allocate supplies has been approved by the Senate. The measure was adopted and sent to the House on Monday after Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., warned that fuel companies might hold supplies off the market in anticipation of higher prices if the law expired as scheduled on Feb. 28. The new bill would extent jovernment controls until nexl June 30. For Health Programs WASHINGTON (AP) -- T h e House has authorized $1.7 billion for health programs that . WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tha; staff of the U.S. Consumer 'Product Safety Commission has "recommended banning all aero- sprays under the agency's jurisdiction chloride. that contain vinyl In an internal briefing paper 'due lo be distributed t o d a y to the five commissioners, the staff noted that vinyl chloride "ha s been rather conclusively identified" ns the cause of rare liver cancer workers. The slaff also recommended full refunds to get the chemical out of American homes. in 24 industrial Workers with vinyl chloride] run a 10,000-times greater risk of contracting the disease ang- losarcoma, a form of cancer, lhan the general population, federal scientists estimated. "No safe level of exposure to vinyl chloride has. been esla'Y lished," the slaff said. "On the other hand, (here Is no specific evidence that the concentrations and frequencies of exposure to vinyl chloride from aerosolized consumer products is casually related lo development of angiosarcoma of the liver in humans." The commission on May 23 proposed designating vinyli :hloride-containing surays under its jurisdiction as banned lazardous substances. Two spray paint companies and a trade association suggested that refunds Iw limited to products marketed after the effective date of the proposed ban. However, the slaff suggcslcd lhat refunds be unrestricted to "facilitate the removal of products" containing the chemical as part of their propcllant. Tests with laboratory animals have produced liver cancer ir mice, rats and hampers at all levels tested down tJ 50 parts per million, medical personnel reported. A typical household aerosol sprayed in a small bathroom for 30 seconds could produce concentrations of 250 parts per million, they said. The commission has jurisdiction over paints, degreasers. lubricants and adhesivcs containing vinyl chloride in aerosolized form. The Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Pro- lection Agency already have acted to ban and recall all aerosol drugs, cosmetics, pesticides and other products containing vinyl chlorid.;. have been extended for the next two years. The measure sent to the Senale on a 359 lo 12 vote Monday would continue a program of block grants allowing local authorities to spend funds largely at Iheir own discretion for public health needs. Opposes Vote WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Judiciary Committee members Canoe Stolen A 15-foot aluminum canoe was reported stolen from Hanna Marine Sales, 600 W. 6th St., sometime during the past week. Fayelteville police said the canoe, valued at $300, was taken from the east side of the building. The canoe w a s not chained down. Worst Death Toll MOSCOW (AP) -- Eight Soviet women mountain climhers have died in the Pamir mountains after an "unexpected hurricane of tremendous force destroyed their tents and swept away all their things leaving h e girls without warm clothes," Tass said today. It was the worst death toll on the Lenin peak in 45 years, the official news agency quoted an nvestigating commission as saying. Tass said the eight reached the 23,400 - foot Lenin Peak on Aug. 5 but t h a t night they de- Democrats over the escalation of the war in Vietnam. Congress last year eixactet over Nixon's veto legislation re quiring presidents to get its approval within 60 days if thej commit American forces t action 'in an emergency. There was in Ford's speech an assessment of . presidenlia oreign policy powers that could lead to friction with Congress: "Throughout my public ser vice . . I have upheld alt ou presidents when they spoke to my country lo the world, believe the Constitution com mands this. I know that in thi crucial area of internatiqna policy I can count on your firm support." Ford is a veteran of 25 year in the House, a former 'minoril leader, a congressional polit cian. Nixon was not. He ha (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) haps his most immediate problem --the choice of a new vice president. Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott said earlier Monday Ford is "nowhere near" making a decision. At the invitation of the Fords, the former president's daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, and her husband David joined ;e new First Family in the xecutive Gallery. The former resident watched at his San lemente, Calif., home and ired Ford: "Congratulations i a Splendid Speech." On the floor of the House lamber, an unusually large umber of congressmen and enators were present to hear ic 38th President outline hjs oals for the two-year, five- lonth remainder of Nixon's lattercd presidency. FEW SPECIFICS Ford proposed little specific! egislatipn -- the wage-price nonitoring authority now and . health insurance measure be- 'ore the end of the year. And he said the nation's vot- rs should support the candi- atcs this November "who con- iistenlly vote for tough deci- iions to cut the cost of government, restrain federal spending and bring inflation under con- have t a k e n bipartisan s t a n d opposing a n y House action that may be viewed as an indirect vote on impeachment of former President Richard M. Nixon. Some committee leaders, eluding Chairman Peter W. Rodino. Jr., D-N.J., do not even want to put acceptance of the panel's impeachment report to a House vote because they fear it will be viewed as "a back door vote on impeachment," a committee source said Monday Waves of cheers and applause hundered across the cavernous chamber as Ford was escorted n. And members of both par- ies cheered when the 25-year congressional veteran declared lis m o t t o towards Congress: 'Communication, conciliation, compromise and cooperation." But the applause was noticeably louder from Ford's fellow Republicans, than from the majority Democrats, when the President pledged to fight for a balanced budget while maintaining a strong defense. "It's going to be quite a tricK to balance the budget by fiscal 1976. and no', cut the Pentagon budget," said Sen. Phillip A. Hart, D-Mich. "He said the things the country wanted to hear. His big task now is to find the solutions," {CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) scended :eet. to a camp at 20.850 Train WAKE Twenty-eight Derailed FOREST, N.C. (AP) passengers New Attempt To Revive Cyprus Peace Talks Apparently Fail were injured, none seriously in .he derailment of an Amtrak rain three miles south of Wake forest. A dispatcher for Seaboard 'oast Line Railroad said the to-Miami train carrying 270 passengers left the track shortly after 8 p.m. Monday. Ten of the 12 passenger cars left the rails but ail remained upright. Halt of those injured required ambulance transportation to hospitals. All 28 were and released Monday Raleigh treated night. GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) -- A new attempt to revive the deadlocked Cyprus peace talks apparently failed today wilh Ihe cancellation of a scheduled ministerial meeting that was to hear Turkey's "final compromise" offer on the political future of the troubled island. Glafcos Clerides, Greek Cy- prio.t president of Cyprus, told reporters there might be a meeting Wednesday. Official Greek sources said British Foreign Minister James Callaghan had proposed a 48-hour recess and that this had been accepted by Greece. Turkish Foreign Minister Turan Gunes told reporters upon leaving the Geneva United Nations headquarters, "I don't think I will come back." In Ankara, Turkish Premier Bulcnt Ecevit met with his chief of staff and said after vard his government expected i positive or negative answer o its proposals for a Cyprus so- ution by midnight. "Afterwards we will decide whether lo continue wilh tha conference," he said. In Alhens, diplomatic sourcci reported U.S. Ambassador Henry Tasca delivered an urgent message to Premier Constantino Caramanlis from Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. They gave no details, but there was speculation the message was concerned with the ;yprus peace Jeneva. The Greek negotiations in Cypriots had planned to present a new proposal lo the Geneva conference loday for the political reorganization of their island after rejecting a Turkish demand for six autonomous regions for th« Turkish Cypriots.

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