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INSIDt- Kdltorlal ....... 4 For women 8 Sports 10-13 ^Amusements 15 Comics ..j :........... 16 Classified ......T 17-19 115th YEAR-NUMBER 62 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETIEVILIE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST IS, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- : Partly cloudy with U t t l change In temperature through Friday. Low last night ''67. Lows tonight in the upper Ml with highs Friday near 90. Sunset today 8:07; sunrise Friday 6:36. '·'- Weather map on page I. PAGES-TEN CEHTS On Eastern And Western Approaches . . . . ' : - ' ' - - · ' · · | | ,,,».,..i.-.- i . - -'I*'"- ·' Turks Launch Attack On Cypriot Cap! Turkish forces launched a two-pronged attack ori the eastern and western approaches of the Cypriot capital of Nicosia today in what appeared to be a move to surround the city completely. . "We are in a desperate situation, ready to clutch at any -straw to save ourselves or pre- serve as much as we can," senior Cyprus government offi- cial'said. . The camp of the 950-strong Greek army contingent, permanently based on Cyprus, was one of the main targets of the assault, and fighting raged at midday. The camp, known as the El- dyk, is on the main western ' a offi- ·ong per- was the at Eltern highway to Morphou. It lies two miles outside the capital, about a mile from the perimeter of Cyprus airport, still in Greek hands. Another area heavily hit was a five-mile string of factories on the east side of Nicosia, stretching between the main roads to Famagusta in the east and Larnaca to the south. The invading Turks reached Famagiista, 35 miles east of Nicosia, earlier in the day. But the Greek Cypriots claimed they halted the other arm of the Turkish drive to cut off the northern third of Cyprus -- _n force moving toward Lefka , on the northwest -coast 20 miles from the capital. Famagusla was under under heavy Turkish and artillery attack. But U.N. soldiers discounted a claim by the Turkish Cypriot radio that armored units had broken through to the Turkish Cypriots in the old walled medieval sector of Fam- agusta, the second largest city on Cyprus and the island's most important port. Cyprus President Glafcos Cle- Ford Seeking Trade Reform Legislation (AP Wirephoto) TURKS BOMB NICOSIA .. ;smofc« billows jrom air strike in downtown portion of city early this morning Fayetteville Resident Gives $15 JO To Ridge House Fund As Cover-Up Trial Witness Ehrlichman Subpoenas Nixon of John D. Ehrlichman to remain until called." ' A gift of $15,000 from a Fayetteville resident who asks to remain anonymous, brings tha local commitment to with- 'in $700 of the g o a 1 of $40,000 in cash and pledges . for the Ridge House fund. The announcement was made Wednesday afternoon, by Miss Betty, Lighten and E. H. Donaubauer, campaign chairmen after a tour of the historic structure on the corner of Lp cust and Center Streets .ir Fayetteville. "I hope this gift will encourage other people to preserve this landmark of Fayetteville and work toward saving the few remaining historic buildings in .the city," Donanbauer quoted the donor as saying. He also commented the donor has admired the Ridge House and nearby antebellum houses and recalls when they were private residences. (The reference .is to the Stone-Walker House across Center Street and the Rieff House, now Moore's Chapel). DEEPLY APPRECIATIVE "This is another example o: how people respond to a specia need; It _ demonstrates Fayette ville residents are generous an the benefactor has set an exam pie which will doubtless en courage other people who realize the importance of pre serving our heritage. We are deeply appreciative to all who have made this campaign a success," Donaubauer said. The contribution is the larges single donation to the drive am ensures that the purchase com mitment of $32,000 can be met The Washington County Histor leal Society entered into a pur chase agreement in 1971 to sav the house from being razed am the site turned into a parkin lot. The agreement calls for an nua! payments of $4,000 plus si per cent interest over a perio of seven years. To date th society has met the interest an mortage payments. NOT FUNDED Shortly after purchase th society made an application un der the open space category o Housing and Urban Develop ment for restoration funds. The grant was not funded be cause all funds under the ope space category were impounde on the federal level and cuto completely when the 1974 fisca year ended July I. At the same time restoratio ef the Ridge House in th mount of $60,000 was included s a project under the Fayetle- ille-Springdale Block Grant ommunity Development Plan pproved by both munlcipal- ies. Don Grimes, Fayetteville city lanager said this morning the mnibus Housing and Commun- y Development Bill is ex- wcted to be acted upon by the -louse and Senate ' this week. 'It is anticipated the bill will eceive favorable and fast ction by both the House and en ate. The Ridge House re- toration is a priority project under the local plan," he said. Police Find Welch Truck Near Alabam WASHINGTON (AP) -Three senators who have opposed passage of a trade bill to nsiston free emigration.for Soui iiro ,,_ viet Jews said today -after next month meeting with President Ford that there are indications the jroblem can be solved and the Jill passed. "We're moving in the diree- ;ion of an agreement and there las been significant Soviet movement," said Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash. "We're getting off dead center," said Sen. Abraham Ribi- coff, D-Conn. Sen. Jacob, Javits, R-N.Y., said they agreed the role of the President was a decisive one in the situation and predicted the negotiations now under way will be successful and a trade bill "can be passed." The three senators emerged from an ; hour-long breakfast meeting with Ford and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissin- ;er to tell reporters that Ford's "direct participation ... and intervention" i n . t h e matter had given them new hope that the Jewish emigration issue, \vhich has stalemated the trade reform bill, may now he resolved. The President had another busy schedule today. His calling list also included economic advisers, state legislators and county officials. And he planned to swear in John 0. Marsh Jr., a former Virginia Democratic congressman, as his new White House counselor. Ford was getting a warm reception from his visitors in. his first week in office, including 15 governors and 16 mayors of both parties who .were invited in for meetings Wednesday. PRAISES CANDOR T h e y emerged praising Ford's candor, informality and promises to give their problems lis personal attention. Gov. Wendell R. Anderson of Minnesota, chairman of the Democratic Governors' Caucus, expressed the new atmosphere: "Once again it's fun to come to WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Nixon was subpoenaed .today to appear as a witness for John D. Ehrlichman in the Watergate cover up trial The subpoena was filed in U.S. District Court by Ehrlichman's lawyer, Andrew C. Hall. It said: "You are commanded to appear in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ... on the 9th day of September, 1974, at. 9:3.0. a.m. to testify on behalf and The subpoena was addressed to Nixon at the "Presidential compound, San Ciemente, Calif." where the former president moved after resigning his office last Friday. Ehrlictiman, formerly domes- tie counsel to Nixon, had been one of the former president's closest advisers. There was no indication In the filing at district court that the subpoena actually had been served. . Any party in a lawsuit may issue subpoenas for . witnesses without prior court approval. However, the recipient may ask the court to dismiss a subpoena later. . , . . . . · · . · ' Ehrlichman is .one of six defendants scheduled to go on trial Sept. 9 on charges of obstructing justice by attempting to thwart the investigation of the Watergate break-in at the Democratic party's national headquarters in 1972. The other defendants are for- mer White House chief of's'laff H. R. Haldeman; former Ally, Gen. John N. Mitchell;- former Haldeman aide Gordon Strachan, former Nixon re-election committee aide and one-time assistant Ally. Gen. Robert C. Mardian; and Kenneth. Wells Parkinson, a re-election committee lawyer. Ehrlichman had attempted .to subpoena Nixon while he was still president. That was in connection with California state charges against Ehrlichman, most of:', which have since been dismissed, growing out of the break-in ai the office of Daniel Ellsberg's pyschiatrist, Dr. Lewis Fielding of Beverly Hills. A California judge issued a subpoena in that case but be fore the . Washington, D.C., Su ierior Court c'oi'ild act on it, the ssue was made moot by dismissal of the charges. Ehrlichman was convicted July 12 in U.S. district court on rides called a conference : of Greek Cypriot leaders to probe their reactions on concessions the Turks are expected to demand because of their overwhelming military presence oh Cyprus. :.'. A senior Cyprus government official who declined to be identified said: "Since the big powers and the U.N. Security Council appear unwilling to take any- practical step to defend the very existence, let alone the territorial integrity of an independent Cyprus, we are in Ta desperate situation, ready 'to clutch at any straw to save ourselves or preserve as much-as we can." Turkish Premier Bulent Ece- vit said after a meeting with U.S. Ambassador William Macomber in Ankara the United States felt "the most satisfactory and enduring solution-'to the Cyprus problem would be for the establishment of two separate autonomous regions" for the Greek and Turkish corn- one count of conspiring to violate Fielding's civil rights and two counts of lying to a Watergate grand jury. He was sentenced to serve 20 months to 5 years in prison, b u t is free while appealing the sentence. Before that trial began, Ehrlichman was in a subpoena fight with the White House over access to personal notes he had left there when he resigned April 30, 1973. That dispute was settled in a compromise with the White House after U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gesell threatened to dismiss the case if the White House withheld evidence. Park Escapes Assassin But Wife Killed SEOUL (AP) -- President Chung Hee Park escaped an assassination attempt today, but his wife was killed; a presidential spokesman announced. He said she died after a nearly six-hour operation at the Seoul National University hospital of a gunshot wound she suffered during the assassination attempt. The attempt took place as Park was making an Independence Day address. A man opened fire, the president ducked down behind the speaker's desk and was not hit, but his 47-year-old wife was hit in the head. Security Washington," he told reporters. A search by area law en- orcement officers Wednesday afternoon turned up the 1967 pickup truck taken from the iroperty of Mr. and Mrs. John Velch after Welch's murder Tuesday morning. Washington County Sheriff 3111 Long, police criminal inves- igator Quimby Johnson and iladison .County sheriff Ralph Baker, found the International pickup truck on Old Log Road, off Highway 23. The truck was abandoned close to the community of Alabam, about one mile from the spot where a blue Volkswagen was taken Tuesday. Police Tuesday were searching for Karl Albert Collins, 20, flarmon, who Is charged with the murder of Welch. A man fitting Collins' description was seen in a blue Volkswagen. The stolen car was recovered Wednesday morning in North Little Rock. Mr. and 'Mrs. Welch were found Tuesday afternoon by a telephone repairman. Welch had been shot at close range with a shotgun, and Mrs. Gertrude Welch was severely beaten. She is recuperating in Springdale Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Welch identified Collins, who had been working for the couple on their property near Blue Springs, as their assailant. "There was a general warmth. . .a r e f r e s h i n g chairge over what we have felt the last two years when we fell we were cut off," said Mayor Moon Landrieu, of New Orleans. Contrasting the sessions with those under former President Richard M. Nixon, Gov. Milton J, Shapp, D-Pa., called it "the difference between the sun shining and a dark day." Ford was touching base from the cities to the Congress. He also had faced continuance of his first international crisis, brought on by the renewal of fighting in Cyprus. After day-long conferences with Kissinger and a trans-Atlantic phone call to British Prime Minister Harold Wilson in the diplomatic maneuveriirgs, Ford concluded as the crisis eased at day's end: "I think we handled it all right." (uards wounded the Million Shipment Of Heroin Seized --AP Wirephoto PRESIDENT'S WIFE KILLED .. .Mrs. Park, shown with husband, during South Korea's last presidential campaign gunman and arrested him. A 16-year-old girl choir singer in the audience also was killed, possibly by police bullets. The government said the gunman carried a Japanese passport, and the Japanese Foreign Ministry said it was issued in the name of Yukio Yoshii, 23, of Osaka. But Yoshii told a television interviewer in Osaka: "I am not the gunman. I am in Japan, Somebody must have taken advantage of my name." KOREAN ANNIVERSARY Park was making an Independence Day address to about 1,000 persons in the National Theater to observe South Korea's 29th anniversary. Witnesses said the man ran toward the stage and opened r ire from about the third rovy. The government statement said ;he man's revolver misfired, then he fired twice. One bullet struck the desk that protected tion on Wednesday" lifting" the Tope Issue Passed WASHINGTON (AP - The Ford administration says the special Watergate prosecutor will have to deal with former PJresident Richard M. Nixon if the prosecutor wants additional White House tapes. That was the outcome of decision Wednesday that the controversial tape recordings are Nixon's personal property. NEWS BRIEFS Gold To Be Legal WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. citizens will be able legally to buy, sell and hold gold as of Dec. 31 for the first time since 1934. President Ford signed legisla- Park. Another hit Mrs. Park, who was sitting behind her husband. After Mrs. Park and the girl were carried bleeding from the auditorium and t h e wounded gunman was removed, Park said: "I will resume my statement." He talked for five minutes, then the girls' choir sang for a few minutes. The president received a standing ovation as he left the theater for the university hospital to be with his wife. jan imposed during the worldwide depression of the 1930s, when the United States went off the monetary gold standard. The action meant victory in long campaign vyaged principally by conservative members oi Congress, representatives from mining states and citizens who see the metal as a desirable hedge against inflation and the gyrating values of stocks anc other investments. Development Planned MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- Convicted Watergate burglars Bernard Barker, Eugenio Martinez and Virgilio Gonzales, along with a Florida builder, plan a new housing project in Central Florida. NEW-YORK (AP) -- narcolics- - - -officials describe their s e i z u r e - o f - a $112 million trans-Atlantic- · heroin shipment as an-ominous-portent of what may happen-if -Turkish farmers resume, .full-scale- opium .poppy growing. this-falU ' "Normally,-a seizure of this kind-would-bo a happy event," John-R.-Bartels, administrator of the · federal Drug Enforce- m e n t - - -Administration said Wednesday-.- "This is not a happy event....... .-The epidemic might- resume.'Federal -narcotics agents last week- -located a shipment of 75 kilograms .of French-processed heroin -packed-in. the hollowed- out recesses of $7,000 worth of Louis XIII furniture. Officials estimated the heroin could have supplied 4,800 users for a month. Four French citizens and an Argentinian were arrested after one of them tried to sell information, about the smuggling scheme to narcotics agents for $400,000. FROM TURKEY On Wednesday, announcing the arrests at a news conference,),U.S. Ally. David Trager of Brooklyn drew a parallel with the - celebrated "French Connection" seizure in 1962 of $98 million worth of heroin, a case on which a book and popular movie were based. He said the new seizure shows the traditional heroin smuggling route from. Turkey through processing · plants in the south of France is still usable, although it was supposedly destroyed a year and a half ago. Turkey declared a ban on mum'ties on Cyprus. AT THE TABLE But he said Washington pe- ieves such a solution should be obtained at the conference :able and not by military ac:ion. The British government said there was virtually no chance of a diplomatic breakthrough to resolve the Cyprus .crisis until Turkish troops stopped advancing on the island. There was an air of unreality In Athens as Greeks streamed to the beaches, although tlieir country was under military mobilization for possible war with Turkey. Shops were shuttered and most government ministries were closed for Assumption Day. ' "-'-. At the Geneva negotiations, Turkey first demanded th'at Cyprus become a federation/of two autonomous states, with the 120,000 Turkish Cypriots occupying the territory north of line and the 520.000 Greek Cypriots getting the rest. .;:·' The Greek Cypriots rejected that and along with the Greeks, another Turkish proposal to create six autonomous Turkish Cypriot-,. enclaves scattered about the island. These would have tolaled about as much territory as originally demanded. Turkey then quit the negotiations and renewed the attack' Wednesday. After another cease-fire call from the United Nations Security .Council, U. N. representatives arranged a local .cease- fire for the Nicosia area eftec- The $7 will be Hills." 'There's million called development "Watergate lot of water and a opium poppy- growing under a 1971 agreement with the United States, but Premier Bulent lot of hills there," said builder John Priestes, who met Martinez and Gonzales while all three were in the federal prison at Elgin Air Force Base. Barker was released from the prison on bond the same day Priestes arrived. Ecevit has said his government intends' to allow resumption this fall. Trager and Bartels both said they feared the new shipment means French processors al- tive early Wednesday night. About an hour after the deadline, the firing and Turkish air attacks subsided. KILLED OR WOUNDED A U.N. spokesman said threft Austrian troops of the peacekeeping force were killed and 22 U.N. soldiers were wounded Wednesday. But there were no comprehensive casualty reports from either the Turkish or Greek Cypriot sides. The Security Council scheduled another meetin'g today. -.'-:'; Despite Greece's withdrawal Wednesday from military participation in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the large Greek and Turkish forces massed on the border between NATO's two southeast members, there was no word of any trouble at the Greek-Turkish border. The United Stales government, chief military supplier of both Greece and Turkey, warned the two that it would cut off all supplies to them if they went to war. In Athens today, Foreign Minister George Mavros said that U.S. military bases " in Greece are protected by bilateral agreements and expressed doubt that such agreements can be broken. "How is it possible for Greece to renounce bilateral agreements?" the foreign minister said in response to reports that Greece w a s planning to throw out the American military. ready have begun unloading stockpiles of processed heroin which they kept while the Turkish ban drove prices up. The five arrested are Maurice Leon Schoch, 39, and his (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) A l t h o u g h Britain's three bases on Cyprus are on the south side of the island, w e l l away from the fighting, ths Royal Air Force launched a 25- plane airlift today to bring home 10,000 military depend- CONTINUED ON P.1GE TWO) Citizen.Groups Oppose Waste Treatment Plant On Illinois River "You can't throw something Intel the water and expect it to disappear in half a mile. It's going to be there a long while," University of Arkansas graduate zoologist Paul Kittle told members of the Ozark Society's Highlands Chapter Thursday night. Kittle was referring to the proposed regional wastewater treatment plant that would dump effluent (treated wastewater) from Northwest Arkansas into the Illinois River near Savoy. He wis asked to address the regular chapter meeting at the Fayetteville p u b H e library because of increased interest in the Illinois River's future since talk of using it to contain effluent began last spring. The Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission and University of Arkansas civil engineers prepared a basin plan for the region's sewage treatment that proposed to gradually phase out the several municipal treatment plants into two regional plants on the Illinois River. The proposed plan, touted as the most economical solution for the area, was drawn up to meet federal water quality legislation. But fo keep it economical, only secondary (two- state) treatment would be used. To accommodate the plan, NWARPC and University engineers are requesting the state department of pollution control and ecology lower the standards for lha Illinois River. This lowering of the river's standards is causing an uproar in Northwest Arkansas and Northeast Oklahoma. Citizens groups have formed to determine what the actual effect the sewage treatment plant would have on the river and to find more satisfactory alternatives for disposing of the effluent. One citizens' group, the Illinois River Property Owners, I n c . , commissioned Kittle, Edgar Short and Ramona Rice to take samples of the river luality and draw up a report. ihort is a graduate zoologist at the University and Rice is a graduate botany student. The report is expected to be completed this month. In sharing the findings with the 40-member audience. Kittle said the amount of dissolved oxygen in the water was significantly h i g h e r than lha NWARPC'* basin plan report indicated. The basin plan requests that the Environmental Protection Agency's present requirement of six parts dissolved oxygen per million parts water be lowered to five parts oxygen per million water. The plan's authors contend this change will not lower the river's quality although It would change the stream's classification from smallmouth · bass to warm wafer fishery. '.'··· Kittle said his group took d i s s o l v e d oxygen samples '.hrough July and August at eight stations along the Illinois. The stations ranged from Viney Grove -- above the expected location of the treatment plant -- to the Hwy. 59 bridge, just above Lake Francis; Although samples were being taken at the time of year when oxygen content is at its lowest (the warmer the water the smaller the amount of oxygen it is able to contain), .the dissolved oxygen level consistently figured above seven parts per million, and in fact sampling ranged from 7.8 16 10.9 parts per million. Data collection a 11 o showed low level of nitrates and phos-l phates in the stream except near where the Osage Creek joins the river. Here there was found a 37 per cent higher rate of nitrates than in the rest of the stream. Kittle believes this may be caused by the treated wastewater from Springdale and Rogers that is presently flowing into Osage Creek. But in the rest of the stream, the nitrate and phosphate levels are comparable to other pure streams as in the Illinois al kalinily count and carbon diox itlo count. T h e biochemical oxygen demand (B.O.D.) or the amount of oxygen needed to decompose :he decaying plants and organisms in the river is currently very low and characteristic of a pristine stream, Kittle said. In their studies, the group found a wide variety of aquatic life and judged the Illinois River to be a very productive stream, possibly more productive than the Buffalo River. Forty-seven different kinds of fish were observed in the group's sample. This added to tha 16 types of fish already (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO)

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