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INSIDB- :For Women .-.-.-. J Kditorial ........ .4 ·Amusements 13 Sports 1445 .Comics ; ...20 Classified 21-23 115th YEAR-NUMBER 61 Jlorthtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1974 IOCAI TORECAST- Partly cloudy with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms through Thursday. Low last night 63. Lows tonight nild 60s with highs Thursday in the upper 80s. Sunset -today 8:08 Sunrise Thursday 6:35. ;,. Weather map on page 24. ·£48 PAGES-TEN CENTS Springdale Man Killed, Wife Beaten In Tuesday Robbery Heavy Fighting Follows Break In Cyprus Talks ( --AP Wlrephoto CALLS FOR HALT TO FIGHTING ...Archbishop Makarios today asked the major powers to 'rescue Cyprus' Final Architect Plans For Springdale Schools Okayed SPRINGDALE -- Final archl- . tect plans for the new Central Junior High School were reviewed and unanimously accepted by the Springdale School Board at their regular Tuesday night meeting. ' The board, set Sept. 26 for the opening of construction bids for the project at the ruggestion of 'D. M. Lewis, Liitle Rock architect for the project. Lewis also expressed optimism that construction bids would . be within previous estimate ranges based on bids received for other projects he had recently handled thoughout the state. A proposal by School Superin ten dent Timrman Smith to allot additional wages set In Act 91 at the recent special session of the state legislature was unamiously adopted by the board! Each teacher in the district (excluding · those working in federally funded programs! wit receive $150 at the end of each semester. Non-certified employ es, including secretaries, full time mechanics, fall-time.main- tenence personnel and the transportation supervisor wil receive and additional $100 eac r »t the end of each semester Bus drivers will receive a raist of 75 'cents a day and custodians will receive a raise o! 10 cent an hour. REIMBURSEMENT Reimbursement funds by the state for teacher salariei amount to $93,300 based on thi number of teachers employe! by the school district last year 25 more teachers employed thi year, plus social security payments, the total increase in teacher-salaries amounts t $106,966.85 with the differenc to be paid with local school dis trict funds." Recommendations from th E l e m e n t a r y Grading an Reporting Committee presente by Mrs. Pat Jackson, chairma of the committee and Mrs. Bon nie Whitmore, coordinator Elementary Education o elementary grade cards an parent teacher conferences wer also adopted'.'. .by the board. Mrs. Whitmore' also propose a change in the Parent-Studen Handbook and existing scho board policy to correct inconsi tancies on the length of th school day. Her proposal whic also was unanimously passec stated that first and secon rade pupils would be dismiss- d at 3 p.m. for safety reasons: rades three through six to be ismissed at 3:10 p.m., and all rade school students to be dis- lissed at 1 p.m. the first three ays of school. Senior high administrators ohn Stamps and Frank Joenks uggested changes in the atten- ance policy which were ac epted by the board and Noah larter, principal of Central unior High, recommended pro edures to follow in case of ac- (CONTTNUED ON PAGE TWO). Storm Hits SAN JUAN, Puerto Rici AP) -- Tropical storm Alma oared into Trinidad today with vinds of 55 miles per hour, the J.S. Weather Service here re lorted. The weather service issuec gale warnings and a hurricane vatch for the islands of Trini lad, Tobago, Grenada, the Jrenadines, St. Vincent, Bar bados and the Paria Peninsula of Venezuela. If the storm de eloped into a hurricane i vould be the first of the season The storm was expected t move across Trinidad and int By The Associated Press I Heavy fighting broke out on iyprus today following the weakdown of peace efforts, prompting Greece to withdraw its military forces from the North Atlantic Treaty · Organization. Turkish forces apparently captured the Greek Cypriot- contr oiled Cyprus broadcasting ation in southern Nicosia, and voice said in Greek, "Greece ,nnot do anything for you. ive yourselves up to the Tur- sh forces." An earlier announcement in nglish said, "This is the voice Cyprus," and then an- ounced that Turkish troops ere advancing to the south- ist and southwest of Nicosia. Turkish planes, armor and in- antry blasted their way irough Greek Cypriot lines on le island, rocking Cyprus with eavy explosions and sending 3 huge · columns of smoke : om devastated buildings. At least 41 persons were re- orted wounded in the first few ours of fighting, including 12 members of the U.N. peace, eeping force and one newsman. The Greek radio claimed our Turkish planes were owned. FAIR SHARE Turkey said it wanted to gaii ontrol of only a "fair share' f territory for the Turkish Cy riots and not the whole island 'his was an apparent reference o the northern part of Cyprus. Greece announced its with rawal from military participa ion in NATO as a result of the nslaught, and discussed th ossibility of War with Turkey. Witnesses in northern Greec he Caribbean Sea near th' ?aria Peninsula by noon. I was moving «t a rate of 2 miles per hour and was ex pected to clear the area in 1 hours. Piarco, Trinidad, reporte winds of 35 miles per hour wit »usts of over 50 m.p.h. at a lour before the main thrust o the storm hit the southern Ca ribbean island-nation. Grenada reported sharp win gusts by midmorning. The weather service urge residents of the southern wind ward islands and the Par: Peninsula and islands to th north to continue al! pr cautions against strong gust winds and heavy rains with s vere flash flooding. At 9 a.m. EDT today, Aim was located near latitude 10 north and longitude 60.8 west was located near latitude li close to the east coast of Trip dad. . eported new tanks on flat car jnd trains moved through th night and early today in the di ection of the Turkish border. Representatives of the SIATO 'governments met ur 'ently in Brussels and most o hem told Greece they hoped it withdrawal from the mililar organization would be only tern porary, a spokesman said. In Washington, Presiden Ford discussed the Cyprus siti ition with Secretary of State :ienry A. Kissinger. Detail .vere not available, but For said he also discussed the situ ation with Kissinger Tuesda night by phone. Turkey walked out of th _eneva peace talks, and th U.N. 'Security Council adopte a British resolution calling fo a new Cyprus cease-fire and r sumption of the conference. Air space over Turke; Greece and Cyprus was close Gunboat Raid By The Associated! Press Israeli gunboats raided tl southern Lebanese coast for tl month, shelling the Rashidif' first time in more than Palestinian refugee camp ne: Tyre for an hour. The Palestinians said 01 person was killed. and s wounded in Tuesday's attac Reports from Tyre said houses were damaged or stroyed. th the new outbreak of fight- on the island, and telephone d telex lines to Cyprus were t off. On Cyprus, the Greek Cy- iots began falling back east (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) enaie Panels rim Military Appropriations WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two enate units have voted to re- ice military spending propos- s despite President Ford's arning against "unwarranted uts in national defense." Sen/ John L. McClellan, D- rk., said Tuesday the defense as trimmed $5.59 billion from Nixon administration re- uest for military spending. Meanwhile, the Foreign Rela- ons committee approved a oreign aid authorization bill I at would phase out over the ext three years the main cate- ory of military assistance, mown as military-grant aid. It Iso gradually would close [own U. S. military aid mis- ions, now in 45 nations in- luding virtually every country n Europe. In his address to a joint ses- ion of Congress Monday night, 'ord called for "tough deci- ions to cut the cost of government" but indicated he would esist large slashes in the Pen- agon budget. McClellan said the defense pending bill would he considered by the full Appropriations Committee, o f . which he fc ihairman, on Friday. NOT PLEASE ALL "This bill will not please everyone," he told the Senate. 'Some would want to cut more, others would like to add tr vhat we have done. But the bill represents our best judgement in oday's perspective." He said the $81.9 billion budget being recommended by the cut from the request of former President Nixon, It, is $1.4 bil ion less than the amount voted yy the House. The $2.5 billion foreign aid authorization bill Is $775 mil- ion, or 22 per cent,, below the Nixon administration request. The measure, which now goes :o the full Senate, imposes ceil- Jngs of $1.28 billion on aid to South Vietnam. $347 million on aid to Cambodia and $100 million on aid to Laos. Last year, $1.57 billion was spent on South Vietnam, $688 million on Cambodia and $127 million on Laos. The bill also wipes out the president's authority to grant arms credit to foreign countries at less than the U.S government cost of borrowing money. The biggest cut is in direct military aid to foreign countries, which the committee slashed $435 million, making the proposed appropriation $550 million. Murder Charge Filed Against Karl Collins After scrawling "Carl killed us" in a pool of blood across the room from her dead husband. Mrs. Gertrude Welch of Springdale has survived a severe beating to tell police about the Tuesday afternoon murder. John W. Welch, 74. of Spring- date, was found dead and Mrs. Welch, 77, semi-conscious from a beating Tuesday afternoon- at their farm on Blue Springs Road east of Springriale. rf Mrs. Welch is now reported in satisfactory condition at Springdale Memorial Hospital. Karl Albert Collins, 20, .'of Route 6, Fayetteville (th« H a r m o n , community) w a s charged early today in Washington Circuit Court with capita! felony murder for the death of Welch. He is being sought by law enforcement officers. Collins, three months out of the Arkansas penitentiary, had been working for the Welches on a barn at the Blue Springs property, and was identified..by Mrs. Welch as the murderer. Mrs. Welch told Prosecuting; Attorney Mahlon Gibson Tuesday evening that she was working in the kitchen of the farmhouse, when Collins entered and asked for a drink of water".^bout 9:30 a.m. She said that when she looked up, Collins was (TTMESphofo By Ken Good) INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY. . . .State Police Investigator Quimfy Johnson and Deputy Sheriff J. D. Snow check murder Youngsters Trying To Save Giant Redwood In Dealing With Inflation Ford Urges'Self-Sacrifice WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford conferred with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on the Cyprus crisis today then turned to economic problems and urged "an atmosphere of self-sacrifice" to help deal with inflation. Ford added a meeting with Sen. Russell B. Long, D-La., to his crowded schedule in an apparent move to gain support for the administration effort tn reactivate the Cost of Livin; Council to monitor wage an price increases. "Why can't everybody make · little sacrifice?" to cope with Inflation, Ford said ai he sat down with the senator. The President and Kissinger met earlier in the wake of renewed fighting on Cyprus and .he calling of an emergency would be a "Ford program" to session of the U.N. Security Council In New York. As he was leaving his Alexandria, Va. home this morning for the White House, Ford told reporters he also had conferred Tuesday night by telephone with Kissinger on the latest developments in Cyprus. The President did not elaborate. It was the new President's first international crisis. On domestic matters, a White House spokesman conceded for the first time that Ford may be growing attached to his new job and Ford served notice that he intends to be his own man in economics as well as politics. White House Press Secretary Jerald F. terHorst relayed the word on Tuesday that there fight inflation, with the firm imprimatur of the new President. One of Ford's economic proposals was to be revealed today when Budget Director Roy L. Ash appears before the House Banking and Currency Committee to outline recommendations for an anti-inflation agency. Asked if the economic policies that former President Richard M. Nixon had announced only a month ago in a Los Angeles speech were under review and liable to change, terHorst said, "That would be a fair statement." The question came after ter- Horst reported that Ford had told a private meeting ot lower- level administration officials that he did not expect to come up with any instant panaceas for the nation's inflation, but "at least there would be a Ford program." Reminded that Ford had the same economic advisers who formulated Nixon policies, ter- Horst said Ford "has told them that the country has a new President," who expects to have his own inputs and perhaps come up with some new ideas. "He thinks the country expects it of him," terHorst said. "He thinks he has reason to believe that Congress would coop erate if he can offer programs that make sense on Capitol Hill." TerHorst also let slip another (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) MILL VALLEY Calif. (AP) -- A band of pint-sized foresters is struggling to save the life of Little Brother, : a mammoth, 200-year-old redwood tree in Morthern . California's Muir Woods. Last winter, flood waters from a nearby creek undermined the shallow roots of the 100-foot tree and it appeared in danger of toppling. The 125 children, ranging in age from 5 to 16, discovered the threat to the big redwood, which measures 20 feet in circumference, while on an outing from Mill Valley's Hillwood Academic Day School early last month. Since then they have been working in shifts o( about 15 two and three days a week to ave the forest giant. Using adult tools shortened to their length, the little woodsmen first restored the soil vashed away last winter. Now they are building four stone dams on the creek which vill divert the stream flow iway from the tree. They also lope the dams will allow soil 3arried by the creek to build up and form a natural barrier against future erosion of the root area. "I've never seen the children so happy and involved," says Mary Libra, director of the Hillwood school. "They call the ,ree Little Brother. To them .his is a project to save a Mend. "When you ask' them why they're helping Little Brother mrainiiiraiiHBiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiBiiiia^ M WS BRIEFS Loan Killed WASHINGTON (AP) -- A $100 million loan agreement for production of the F14 jet fighter by the Grumman Aerospace Corp. has been killed by the Senate. "It is time to put a slop to the corporate bailout syndrome," Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., said Tuesday in winning passage of a resolution voiding an agreement between Grumman and the Navy. Proxmire said the Grumman- Navy relationship with Congress "has been characterized by concealment, deception, mismanagement of government programs and corporate bailouts." Standard Time WASHINGTON (AP) Standard time will return for four months beginning the lasl " Sunday in October if Congress ' passes a bill cleared for floor action by the House Commerce Committee. ' The committee approved the measure Tuesday and it coulc " b e on the House floor thi. j week. It calls for daylight sav ing time to resuma on the las Sunday In February, New Gas Reserves LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Arkansas Louisiana Gas Co. sale today it had acquired about 174 billion cubic feet of new gas re serves during the first seven months of 1974. The figures came from a re port to Arkla's stockholders. The report said new reserve for the year to date were de rived both from purchase con racts with other producers an hrough Arkla's own explor ation program. Arkla said th exploration program involvet 104 new wells connected or 1 he connected to the system. First Test WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres ident Ford's appeal to hoi down federal spending faces it first test as the House takes u what top Republicans call th budget-busting $20-billion mas transit bill. House Minority leader Joh J. Rhodes said Tuesday h would recommend that For veto the bill it the money au thorized over a six-year spa isn't cut severely. In his speech Monday nrgh Ford appealed to Congress keep spending down. niiMiiniiuuiiiH^^^ ey say Because i ling and wants to ant to. They say ring their grandc me day to sho\ elped save him." The area where is growing has b uir Woods Nat ent by Congress ot be officially u ent ownership ur reventing the De nterior from ste elp save the tre me. Mrs. Libra said sked for and rec Irani from the Ba ca to purchase th or the dams. Muir Woods is ecognized stand 'dwood trees n olden Gate Bridg Plannini Two Re The Fayetlevi Commission tablec requests and app request at its re Tuesday. The two abled ending fur and use plans in The two tablec volved large trac he Industrial Pa las been recomm Comprehensive Plan-- for low idential use. Larry Wood, pi tant, recommenc items be tabled study can be made land use plan for area. Wood said the zonings ol tracts (mostly in not make the prt for residential pu The tabled rez were submitted "vVitt and Loris 36.61 acre trac Bernard Dresse 21.33 acre tract. Th6 com miss io rezoning request Enterprises for p of land just off and immediately borrowed by Welch from a neighbor is missing. The telephone receiver was pulled from the wall, causing all phones on the party line to go dead. Southwestern Bell "'elephone Company repairman larvey Clark was called to find he trouble on the line, ap.d ound the Welches about 2:'30 p.m. " . State police criminal investigator Quimby Johnson said iVelch was in the kitchen. Mrsl Welch had made her way.-, to the bathroom. ';' . Mrs. Welch told assistant Springdale fire chief 'Floyd Bohannon that she thought 'she leard her husband groan 'for about two hours after the shooting. Mrs. Welch's purse had been emptied and Welch's money taken. Mrs. Welch said she had no idea how much money the two had. Their 1967 International pick up was also taken. Mr. and Mrs. Welch lived in the school Springdale and had inherited the farm properly. Collins was hired 30 days ago to help repair the property. Fayetteville police said a re- a nationally cords check shows that Collinj had served six yairs in tha north of the state training- school for killing CONTINUED ON P IGE TWO) . onal Monu- but it will Planning L a n d density Use the surrounding and by J. ause for 8 'ilia Mobile Home Park for a roposcd expansion of the park. The approved rezoning mea- ure now goes before th« ·"ayetteville Board of Directors or final approval. Other items acted on by tha ommission included: --Aproval of an amendment o the planning area map re- iucing the boundaries o! the area within which the city vould exercise jurisdiction over ubdivisions. The new area generally coincides with tha Growth Area for rural water ervice. -Approved a request for offsite parking for a proposed luilding to be constructed by First Federal Savings and Loan it the corner of Center Street and Block Avenue. --Tabled a petition to closs two alleys in the Parksdala addition pending further comment by city officials. --Approved the large scale develoinent plan of Abilities Unlimited to construct a building on Hwy. 16 east. --Approved a large scale development plan for construction of a building for the Northwest National Bank oh IlSvy. 71. near Millsap Road.

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