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,'· Alphabet Bomber Promises Motto To Be'Written In Blood! ' - - ^ LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police have safely removed a 25- pound explosive device from a bus terminal locker, but arc still trying desperately to f i n d a man who says he has already planted another "alphabet bomb." The mysterious, foreign-accented man, self-proclaimed military chief of Aliens, of America, continued his alphabet assault on Los Angeles Friday night by planting an explosive' device in a locker at a downtown Greyhound bus depot. - , · , Earlier, the same voice said the organization had planted a bomb which devastated a terminal at Los Angeles · International Airport on Aug. 6, killing three persons and injuring 35 others. The man, who calls himself Isaac Rasim in tape - recorded communiques, has vowed to spell out "Aliens of America 1 across the face of the nation 'in blood." He has said "A" was for airport and "L" was for locker. In a tape recording directed to the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner Friday night, he said bomb '"I" already "had been planted.' "Nothing could make us happier than if we could conclude that.we can reveal "the location of bomb 'I' which is already planted," the speaker said in a casual, confident 1 manner. Bomb "I" could be a device which.Rasim said would be exploded in a crowded area Sunday if two now-retired police.of- ficers are not charged in con- nection, with the death of two Mexican nationals in 1070. 'Asked if he thinks the threat still stands for Sunday, Asst. Police Chief Daryl Gates said, "I assume so." Rasim said the "0" in "of" . "Aliens of America" stood Tor oil refineries! But he ex eluded as a target those owned by Standard Oil'Co. "Standard Oil Co. has coura geously taken a stand of reasoning for the American people on the matter of Israel. For that reason, we have excluded each and every oil refinery of Standard Oil Co. from applicability to the letter '0' in our name which under all circumstances shall stand for oil refinery," Rasim said in the latest tape. Much of the rest of the tape contained an emotional con-1 demnalion of communism, religious oppression and sexual laboos. To guard against the bom r oer, an additional 1,000 police officers will bolster the 600-man force scheduled for duty Sunday, authorities said. Police said about 1,000 persons were evacuated from the Greyhound terminal and surrounding, area Friday night and traffic in. the downtown area was rerouted. A Continental Trailways bus terminal near the Greyhound depot was evacuated for a short time after a telephoned bomb threat was received, but nothing was found. In the cassette tape found in a trash can .behind .a service station, the bomber told where the second bomb could be found and explained that he chooses :he locations of his bombs to spell out the first name of the organization he says he represents: Aliens of America. Police Cmdr. Peter Hagan said the Los Angeles Herald Examiner received a telephone call about 9:35 p.m. on Friday directing searchers 'to the cassette tape in a trash can behind a service station near the newspaper office. The voice on the tape said he tipped off authorities Before the bomb exploded because his demands were receiving sufficient publicity. He said he was confident the bomb could not be removed without being detonated. The device was carried to remote area in a police bomb squad truck and dismantled. En route to the site smoke was ;een pouring from the truck and authorities later ."said the bomb's detonator had discharged. The bomb itself remained intact. Hagan said the taped voice "was the same voice as on previous tapes" -- the man identifying himself as Rasim. Friday's device, wrapped In what looked like n satchel, was pulled gingerly by a 30-foot rope from the terminal by police and civilian bomb experts. Rasim's threats were made public Friday on.a tape recording played at a police headquarters news conference. "We feel it is important to notify the public of this threat." said Gates. "We believe the man knows enough about what occurred at the airport that we should consider him a serious individual capable of bombing." Meanwhile, Sen. Alan Cranston, DCalif., said he was the intended recipient of one of the three different tapes distributed by Rasim, but that H had been misplaced at a radio station until Friday. He pleaded with Rasim to stop his violent acts and work with him to change current immigration laws, which Rasim has decried as unconstitutional. "Don't take any further violent action, Isaac, I beg you," Cranston said. "Let's talk this over." Rasim has threatened to kill everyone on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., with gas if U.S. Immigration lawi are not declared unconstitutional within three months.- However, the U.S. Defense Department said there is no such thing as "Sarine" nerve gas, the term used by Rasim. Rasim said his threat to Bet off a bomb Sunday is based on the 1970 shooting death of two Mexican nationals by two retired Los Angeles .police of fl- eers. He -said the two former officers must.be charged with covering up murder in .th» deaths Incurred during a pdlic* raid. The Aug. 6 airport bomtf 1 ing was in retaliation for the 1970 killings, Rasim said. ·;'· Police said the two officer* named by Rasim had nothing to do with the 1970 killings. INSIDE- For women 3 Editorial 4 Sports..:'..' v... : .... 5 Church Directory 6 'Comics 8 Classified .... : .r 9-11 Amusements ;. 12 115th YEAR-NUMBER 64 ' The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVULE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy and w a r rn with a slight chance of mainly afternoon and evening thundeN showers through- Sunday. Low. last night 72. Low tonight near; 70, high Sunday in the lower 90s. Sunset today 8:04; sunris«t Sunday 6:38. PAGES-TEN CENTS In Wake Of Turk Blitz Cease-Fire On Cyprus Slows Fighting !y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS fighting waned on a divided Jyprus today after a 60-hour Turkish blitz that brought the lorthern third of the Mediterra- ,, nean island under the invaders' control. Jump For Joy Robert Mazur, 31, a factory employe at Momencc, III., displays his Jubilation at the news that he wou the Illinois Stale Lottery -- a.tidy, sum of $300,000, tax-free. The money will be paid in annual installments of $20,000. (AP Wirephoto) Criticism May Force Auto Price Rollback DETROIT (AP) -- Some auto Industry observers arc belting there will be a rollback in the record price increases planned for 1975 models as criticism of the industry's fall prices mounts. Several analysts for some of the nation's biggest yanks "and investment houses say they expect General Motors -- just before the new models go on sale in late September -- to announce a modest trimming of its previously announced hike. " The increase disclosed earlier this month averaged' $500, or about 10 per cent. '· If GM, the industry's pricing leader, rolls back prices, the other companies :are likely -to follow suit, the analysts say. An industry watcher for a New York research firm predicted GM would "modestly reduce its planned increase" to show it is cooperating with the nation's efforts flation. to combat in- He said GM might drop the amount of the announced increase by an average $100. '. "If GM drops, Ford (Motor Co.) will drop, and Chrysler will come in with something similar, although it would like more," he said. Ford said last month its 1975 models would go up an average $418, or eight per cent. Chrysler has not indicated how much it plans to raise prices, but a company spokesman said the increase · would- be similar to GM's. The increases come'on top of more than the average $500 in price hikes the Big Three tagged onto each ' 1974 vehicle since last fall. GM, which makes about half of all the domestic cars sold in the country, came under fire last week from President Ford, who said he was "very disappointed" by *the sharp crease planned for the fall. 'Two days, later, the 21,000- merribor National Automobile Dealers Association rapped both GM and Ford for their stiff increases and urged Detroit's automakers ' to ' keep prices at "reasonable levels." Neither the President nor the NADA called specifically- for a rollback, but .the auto analysts expect the public criticism to (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Ford Ends first Week Mth Praise WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Ford arrived at the White louse a half hour later than usual today after giving his 'irst state dinner, a dancing parly that lasted until midnight. He said the White House s in for more such social events. "We'll do it more often," the President told reporters at 8:15 a.m. EOT as he went into the Oval Office. "It was a lot of n." The .state dinner was for Jordan's King Hussein and Queen Alia. The President had a morning lull of appointments, starting with the White House chief of staff Alexander Haig Jr. and transition chief Donald Rumsfeld. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger also was on the schedule, along with economic adviser Kenneth Rush. Ford seemed -to be slowing his pace a little after his first week in office. Aides said he planned to play golf Sunday after church. He undoubtedly also will give some thought over the weekend to his choice for vice president. His timetable for picking a vice presidential nominee slipped in the crush of business and a choice now is not expected to be announced until Tuesday or Wednesday. 12-HOUR DAY Though Ford has been putting in a 12-hour day, he seemed to be enjoying it. He obviously had a grand time at cease-fire declared Greek and Turkish sectors A Greek Cypriot radio station day evening was interrupted at dawn in Nicosia by the 'rattle of bakeries and grocery stores to the city Friday began stream- and public information offices edge of the green line divid- ack or face immediate dismissal. The United Nations command n Nicosia reported that two )anish soldiers of the peacekeeping force were killed and hree wounded when their ve- Negotiation Delay Seen Over Cyprus licle struck landmine near WASHINGTON (AP) -- Turey 'and Cyprus seem interested, but a somewhat chilly response from Greece leads U.S.''Officials to anticipate a delay of several days before a way can be found to reopen ne- Morphou on Friday night. The casualties brought the U.N. toll to five dead and 50 wounded since the Turkish invasion began on July 20. In Ankara, Turkish Cypriot eader Rauf Denktash said jlans for autonomous administration of the northern third of Cyprus would be put into effect f Greeks and Greek Cypriots refuse to attend a peace conference. Noting that Turkish-Cypriots had administered their own affairs in their enclaves spotted throughout the island for the last 11 years, Denktash said "the geographical basis for a federation has (now) become a reality." MOVING ALLOWED He said Greek or Turkish Cy- riots who want to move out of ne sector into the other volun- arily would be able to do so. Saved From Lion Brandon Gates, 3, bites h i s finger in pain after being mauled by a lion at the San Diego Children's Zoo. T h e youngster was saved - f r o m severe · injury by a woman who pulled him from t h e jaws of (he animal, 'while beating the lion over t h e head with her shoe. The boy sustained severe cuts on h i s knee. (AP Wirepholo) Texas Family Killed In Airplane Crash MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. awaiting the arrival of Federal.here near the Parma commu- (AP) - Four Amarillo, Tex., Aviation Agency personnel, who nify. , _ . ,, ' _ _ , , : , _ . _ _ _ _ residents were killed Friday when their single-engine airplane crashed into rugged ter- the party, which one of the 170 .rain south of here, authorities invited guests described as like said. vas believed to have been en route from Muscle Shoals, Ala., Of State Offices an inaugural ball. Ford got good marks for his first week on the job from congressmen, governors and mayors who hailed his openness, candor and informality. He worked on international (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Coroner Cecil Mellon of Mountain View identified the victims today as Dr. Milton Stevens, 37, his wife Mary and two children. O t h e r ages were not available. Local authorities were still pieces and the bodies were couldn't find a flight plan." Norman said searchers found a blank check from an Amarillo bank at the crash location Norman said Federal Avia- ion Agency investigators were en route to the crash site, located about 10 miles south of Suit Could Stop Construction By RICK PENDERGRASS TIMES Stalf Writer State Sen. Morriss Henry said Friday a taxpayers lawsuit seeking a temporary injunction may be the only way to stop construction of a proposed $30 million state ·office complex at Little Rock. Speaking, at a Friday luncheon meeting of the Downtown Fayetteville Unlimited, Henry said the project, which was first presented to the Legislative Council as a $15 million issue, has now grown to an estimated $75 to : "with-cost estimates rising almost daily. "It has already taken an in- conscionable jump from S15 million, but what's even worse is that future funding -- now authorized by. the Legislative Council by the issuance of bonds -- may be unlimited," Henry said. He said with construction costs rising rapidly, the final cost of- the massive complex may double again. A member of the Legislative Council which passed the issue last week, Henry said when the proposal first came up, "it looked very attractive -- but that's when we were working under the $15 million figure. Now it's entirely out of hand. FREE HAND "The problem is that the state agency "charged with administering such building projects now has a free hand to go ahead, without any further approval from the Legislature. This agency has the power to commit $90 million-plus of state taxpayers' money for the next 30 years," Henry said. He said the problem is further complicated by the fact that the agency already has the original $15 and has begun spending it on such items as architect fees for the complex, equipment such as aircomlilion- ing units, ar.d preliminary excavation. "We may end up with a $15 million hole in our back yard, even if we do stop the reet of Lhe project," he said. Now that the stale legislative session is over for the year, the legislature can't take any action' on the issue unless a special session is called by Gov. Dale Bumpers. "Even if the governor calls the special session, I don't know what the legislature can do about it, because it looks like the agency plans to go ahead with the project without bothering about the legislature. "It looks like the only thing left right now is a taxpayers' lawsuit." Henry fold the Friday meeting that several members of the Arkansas Senate and House are working on plans to organize such a taxpayers' movement. CITIZEN SUPPORT "I think it will work if we get enough support from the slate citizens. We will have to have support from all over the state, including financial support to pay for attorneys' fees," he said. A temporary injunction would merely stop activities on the project, including issuance of bonds and spending of the remainder of the $15 million, at least until the legislature reconvenes in January. "At that point, there are several possibilities, including even a repeal of the origina" act which authorizes the pro ject," he said. The 26 members altending the Downtown Fayelteville Unlimit cd luncheon then voted uhan imously to approve a motion by Fayetteville businessman Morris Collier that the or ganization oppose further con truction and support a move ment to delay the project nnti it can be debated by the state legislature. Henry said the issue shouU ultimately be put to state voters. vere to take charge of the investigation. State Police said the plane The sheriff said eyewitnesses saw the plane "tumbling to the [round and debris was coming o Amarillo. 'The plane was torn all to oo, said Sheriff Flynn ot Stone County. Nor"We lown after it." The crash occurred about 2:10 p.m. and there was a thunderstorm in the area, Norman said. It took authorites more than two-hours to remove the bodies in the rugged terrain, the sher iff said. "It's up on a flat on fop of a ridge in a real thickly- wooded area," he said. Norman said four-wheeled vehicles were able to drive within about 200 yards of the c r a s h site. NEWS BRIEFS Missiles Contracted I WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lock-i heed Missiles and Space Co.; was awarded a $1.3 billion con- 1 tract Friday to begin production of the new 4,500-mile range Trident missile to be fired from submarines. | The contract also calls for; the start of advanced develop-! ment of a new maneuverable; warhead for the Trident rle-' signed to help the missile evade · enemy defenses. ! Kleindienst Safe : WASHINGTON (AP) - A disciplinary panel of federal court judges has decided not to disbar former Ally. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst. The judges ruled Friday that his misdemeanor conviction for failing to tell the whole truth to a Senate ·committee does not warrant removing his right to practice law in tha District of Columbia. Policeman Appeals LITTLE ROCK (AP) James Gibbons, a veteran North Little Rock policeman, appealed Friday to the s t a t e Supreme Court his conviction of pandering, or inducing a worn an to become a prostitute. Gibbons, convicted in Pulaski County Circuit Court Feb. 5, was sentenced to two years in prison. Robber Kills Hostage JACKSONVILLE, N. C. (AP) - A masked holdup man rob bed a Jacksonville bank, escap ing with a woman teller as a hostage in her own car. Minutes later the car was found behind a shopping cento a half mile from the bank. In it, police found the 19-year-ol woman dead from a bulle wound in the right eye. gotiations on the Cypriot dispute, r, Greek Premier Constantine Caramanlis has turned down an invitation by President Ford to visit here, and anti-American demonstrations are sweeping Greece. The premier's response to a "feeler 1 message, suggesting a U.S. supervised mediation effort sidestepped the issue by mostly recounting last week's events. These included the lightnirrg takeover of (he northeastern portion of Cyprus by Turkish forces and an announced ivith- rawal by Greece from the mil- tary section of the North At- antic Treaty Organization. The State Department has ismissed as "plain baloney" uggestions that the Ford administration lilted toward Tur- tey. Still, some 5,000 Greek emonstrators spilled into the treets of Athens Friday amid houts of "Kissinger murderer" and "U.S. Navy out." In Salo- ika, hundreds of youths marched on the American con- ulate. INVITATION REJECTED Caramanlis reiterated in his ote, received at the department late Friday, that he could not leave Greece now. He also aid Foreign Minister Gerorge .layros was unable to accept m invitation from Secretary of Htate Henry A. Kissinger. Earlier, spokesman Robert Anderson said preliminary re ponses from Turkish Premier iulent Ecevit and Cypriot President Glafkos Clerides in- iicated they would appreciate having the United States play an active mediating role. Kissinger, meanwhile, offered o fly the "diplomatic shuttle" letween Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus, and Limassol, a Greek Cypriot stronghold in the south, f it would help produce a set- lement. "But I would prefer to talk in Washington," he told newsmen as he escorted visiting King iussein of Jordan from the itate Department after a discussion about developments in the Middle East. DEATH BENEFITS CLAIM IS DENIED LITTLE ROCK AP -- A claim for death benefits by the widow of Oliver Wendel Holmes, 62, who was a member of the Workmen's Com pcnsation Commission when he died at the Arkansas-Texas football game Dec. 6. 1969 was denied Friday. John S. Choate, a referee for the Workmen's Compensation Commission, denied the claim. Mrs. Holmes contended tha her husband's heavy work loac and other pressures connectet with his job as commissione had precipitated the heart at tack that caused his death. The state resisted the claim on the ground that there was n causal connection hetwee Holmes' death and his job a commissioner. ut he said a population ex- hange would riot be forced. As the cease-fire went into ef- ect on the island Friday Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Jcevit declared that his troops ad achieved their objective nd had laid "the foundation r a federated Cyprus state ·ith two separate autonomous egions, one for the Greek Cy- riot majority and one for the "urkish minority." Turkish Premier Bulent Ece- it declared that his troops ha'd chieved their objective and ad laid "[he foundation for a ederated Cyprus state with two eparate autonomous regions, ne for the Greek Cypriot ma- irity and one for the Turkish linority." Turkish Cypriots are out- umbered by Greeks, 520,000 to 20,000. Ecevit said Greeks culd remain in the Turkish re- lon and vice versa as iprotee- on for the minorities oh each de. ' ; Ecevit said he was willing to enew as soon as possible eace negotiations in Geneva, 'hich his government aban- aned on Wednesday before arting its latest advance. Tha ireek government, however; urtly rejected the invitation. "It would be naive for anyons believe that Greece would ba repared to take part in nego- ations under the pressure of iccomplished fact," s a i d Prenier Constantine Caramanlis. FEDERATED CYPRUS Turkey had proposed a feder- ted Cyprus at Geneva, but tha ; reeks rejected the proposal, he lightning Turkish offensive lat followed the breakdown of he talks gained for the Turks hat they had been unable to btain at Geneva. The underarmed and out- umbered Greek Cypriot na- ional guard was swiftly driven iack by the Turkish force of 0,000 men, warplanes and 300 anks. The Cypriot government f President Glafcos Clerides nd an estimated 150,000 Greek )ypriots abandoned Nicosia as he Turks bore down, but tha ;overnment returned to tha Friday apital just before light's cease-fire. The U.N. Security Council, ivhich has appealed for three ease-fires on the island, on Friday called on all sides to renew talks in Geneva. United Slates Ambassador John Scali poke for the resolution. In Washington, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger of- ered to mediate between Turkey and Greece and if necessary to commute between opposing sides on Cyprus. The Athens government received Kissinger's offer coolly. Greece's U.N. ambassador, Denis Carayannis, said it was 'presumptuous" for the United States to seek a mediator role at this stage. Greek Premier Caramanlis ;urned down an invitation from President Ford to discuss the situation in Washington. Thousands of Greeks took to the streets shouting anti-U.S. slogans, in Athens and Salonika, Greece, on the Greek island o! Crete and In Toronto, Ont.

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