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Thursday, August 15, 1974
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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thurs., Aug. 15, 1974 FAYETTtVILtE, ARKANSAS . Ford's First Crisis Handled With Ease WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the the minutes before midnight, white telephone beside his briefcase in his hand, he stepped inlo (he back seat of black limousine for the 13- drive to the White crisis of iiis four-day-old presi-'House dency. ·; Henry A. ·Kissinger was calling from home. In a deep voice still shaded with traces of his native Germany, the secretary of slate reported on events half a world away: The Greek-Turkish peace talks in Geneva had collapsed, and the fragile cease-fire on Cyprus had boon shattered by large-scale Turkish air and ground attacks. , It was a genuine, high-stakes International crisis--the kind Richard M. Nixon bid thrived on. But four days earlier, Nixon had become u private citi/en and Ford Hie President. Now the while telephone was beside Ford's bed. A reconstruction of Ford's actions and reactions, based on interviews with White House and oilier administration · officials, discloses that: --He leaned heavily on Kissinger, repeatedly seeking his advice while -"making all the decisions himself." one close aide said. --His · first person-lo-pcrsqn diplomacy via trans-Atlantic telephone calls developed almost accidentally. --He kept a busy, domestically oriented schedule even while dealing with . the international crisis. ['·IKST INDICATION The first public indication in Washington that a crisis was brewing came late Tuesday niglit when Kissinger and Undersecretary of State Joseph J. Sisco were called from the table at the Egyptian embassy, xvhere they were at a dinner honoring visiting Foreign Minister Ismail Falimy. Sometime between 11 p.m. and midnight, Kissinger made his first call to Ford at his home in suburban Virginia. The secretary reported that he had received messages that fierce fighting was likely on Cyprus, and lhat the U.N. So curity Council was being called into emergency session in New york. Kissinger telephoned updated His first meeting, beginning minutes after his 7:46 a.m. ar- was not with Kissinger but with Maj. Gen. Brent Scow crofl, deputy assislart to the President for nationa 1 security affairs, and a Central In telligcnce Agency representative. They carried large maps into the Oval Office to brief the President on the military devel opmcnls. An hour later, Kissinger briefed Ford on the political developments. The United States was delicate diplomatic situation. Great Britain,, not the .United Slates,- is the 'guarantor': of tl\e 1 9 6 0 Cyprus' .independence agreement. Thus, it w a s London, not Washington, which wa surprising Greek - Turkish talks. But Kissinger and Nixon hac been powerful, behind-the- scenes forces in shaping the now-shattered cease-fire, and now Kissinger and Ford were pressing to lisivc it uatchcd up. ROUTED TO OVAL OFFICE While tlic secretary was wit' 1 'ord. British Foreign Ministci James Callaghan returned ; call Kissinger had placed to earlier. The tall vva 1 routed inlo Ihc Oval Office anc Lhe veteran British diploma Fcund himself speaking to a President new at dio'omacy. While they talked it was dc cided thai it would he diplomatic [or the U.S. chief of stale, also to talk to the Brilish chief of state, so a follow-up call was placed to Prime Minister Har old Witsnn. From these calls ami confer ences flowed a statement of the U.S. position: The use of force is deplored. Only through nego liations can peace lie rcsloicd If Ihc two nations resort lo war, U.S. military aid to bolli will be cnt off. The pirolic position,was back cd up by private messages to the capitals involve'!, but con tonts of these weren't disclosed. While arrangemen ;s were information to Ford in the hours before dawn while Sisco met with Turkish ambassador Woodland Administrators Ronnie Austin, (left) principal and Gutn'gc Lewis, vice principal of Woodland Junior High School have assumed Ihcir nuiv positions in Fayetleville. Registration is underway anri (he administrators are preparing for school opening August 26. American Youth 'Just Typical Kid' At Camp MOSCOW (AP) '-- Like any other summer camper, 12-year- p1d Chuck Whitehead got homesick, played practical jokes on iIs counselor, didn't like some of the food and wrote dutiful etters home. But there was a difference: Chuck is an American and his camp was one for Soviet school children on the Black Sea near Yalta. He lives in Moscow with.his parents, Mr, and Mrs. Johti Whitehead of Grcenbelt, Md. Dad is an attache at the U.S. Embassy here. Both the lively, black-haired seventh grader and his mother expressed satisfaction with the camp experience. "I had a nice time," Chuck said. "I wouldn't mind going back." "Chuck was going to a diplomatic school here, with no contact at all with Russians," added Mrs. Whilehead. "We thought it would be a good experience, though we told him he could come. home if he didn't like it. But it turned out very well." Chuck was the only American at 'the Artek Pioneer Camp which annually takes in 25,00( Soviet children and severa hundred children from foreign countries, mostly from the Eastern. European bloc. One out of every four children in this country spends part of his summer vacation a one of the many Pioneer camps catlcred throughout the Soviet Union. Artek is the most prestigious camp, and a slay there is given as a reward to hard workers in joth school and society, according to Soviet officials. ' ' The 'camp is coed, with boys and girls staying in the same louses but segregated by sex in he sparsely furnished sleeping rooms. Chuck bunked with :hree boys from 'Eastern bloc countries. "The Russians pretty much stayed with ether Russians," he said. When he arrived, Chuck said, he didn't- know' that the camp was "so military, so snap-to." The Young Pioneers lead a regimented life, with prac- ;ically every" minute accounted 'or by their counselors, called commanders. Marching and ceremonies continued throughout the day interspersed with sports, handicrafts, cultural activities, sightseeing and cleaning up t h e camp. But like all children, the campers tried to get around the regimentation could. whenever they "They tried to keep us in line when we marched, but nobody followed the rules," Chuck re called. "As soon as the com mander left, we'd back out of order." Chuck recalled liltle political indoctrination or lecturing about-the Soviet system during his camp stay. During the day and proum impfires at night, he taught hem American songs, including U.S. Army recruit dit- ies. They communicated in his ildgin Russian, their pidgin English and a great deal of sign language. Several of the commanders also practiced .heir faulty English on him. Clay Shaw Dies NEW ORLEANS (AP) Slay L. Shaw died today at his home, 5'A years alter a state court jury acquitted him of a charge that he conspired in the murder of President John F. Kennedy. The 60-year-old Shaw, former director of the Internationa! Trade Mart in New Orleans, had been ill since February, when he was stricken while driving his car and underwent surgery for removal of a blood clot. Mayor Dies STUTTGART, 'Germany (AP) --Stuttgart's Lord Mayor Arnulf Klett, 69, died Wednesday of a heart attack while vacationing in the Black Forest. Klett, a liberal-leaning independent, was named lo the 'ord mayor post in 1943 by French troops occupying thtf bomb- demolished city. During the last 29 years -- the 1 on g e s t reign of any West German mayor -- he helped rebuild Stuttgart into the industrial and cultural hub of southwest Germany. His current term was to last until 1978. Groucho Hospitalized I.OS ANGELES (AP) -- Comedian Groucho Marx is in Mt. Sinai Hospital on orders from his doctor for a series of tests. A spokesman tor the hospital did not indicate the nature of the tests that the 78-year-old comedian will undergo. Do You Need a Detective Ph. 442-6191 LEARN I BASIC OR ADVANCED INCOME TAX PREPARATION DOSG3BLOCK Thousands are earning good I money as tax prepares. Enrollment open to men and | women of all ages. Job inter- i views available for best stu- j dents. Send for free Mom* : lion and class schedules. Classes Start: SEPTEHMCR U CONTACT, THE CtMHLOCK OFFICE NEABE6T YOU I I Offices to Serva YoB I 1294 South Sc-hool, 1 Phone 60-1753 ZQ8 Thompson, spriacdafo FkOM TO-5600 made for an afternoon mcetin" nf the Washington Special tion Group, a panel of crisis managing senior offic.als. Ford Melih Escnbel at 4 a.m. to was turning.lo other matters voice deep U.S. concern over the Cyprus developments. Reporters wailing across the street from the suburban home --Ford won't move inlo Ibe While Hoiise until next week- said the'President seemed luir- 1'ied but not harried when he stepped outside at 7:30 a.m. The reporters shouted questions.- Ford " ' them, smiled and morning, and gave swers: He said he and Kissinger had "conferred a b o u t the matter last night" and that "I have to go ... meet with Ihe secretary at Ihe White House " 13-AIINUTE DRIVE Newspapers and manila envelopes tucked under his arms, a Ford walkqd,,. toward :i-j ' s ai(| g no[ ] a few an- One aide who saw Ford sev eral times throughout the d a v said, "there was no panic. There was an air of concern. but nobody was Tranlic 0! tense.- There was a job to he done . . .' ' Finally, it was V-33 p.m. A shaky cease-fire had b e e n declared % ] in:fhe capital of Nicosia. 'The President's 12-hour w o r k day was over and it was lime to go home to the .-rubnrbs for dinner. 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