Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 17, 1974 · Page 13
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 13

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·At5»j. T ... do not remove torn Please r] 0 not remove from file ^ L m me remove fromffl« remove ir om % Alphabet Bomber Promises Motto foTTe^W LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police have safely removed a 25- pound explosive device from a bus terminal locker, but are still trying desperately to find 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 deviee 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. C, 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' across the face of the nation 'iii 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 "1" already had been planted. "Nothing could make us happier than if we could conclude that we can reveal the location of bomb T which is already planted," the speaker said in a casual, confident manner. Bomb "I" could be a device which Rasim said would be exploded in a crowded area Sun day if two now-retired police of ficers are not charged in con nection wilh Ihe death ot two Mexican nationals in 1970. Asked if be thinks the threat still stands for Sunday. Asst. Police Chief Daryl Gales said, "I assume so." Rasim said the "0" in "of" in "Aliens of America" stood for oil refineries. But he excluded as a target those owned by Standard Oil Co. "Standard Oil Co. has courageously taken a sla'nd ot 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 'O' 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 condemnation of communism, reli- _:ious oppression and sexual aboos. To guard against the bomber, an additional 1,000 police officers will bolster the 600-man force scheduled for duly 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 lime 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 founc and explained that he chooses lie locations of his bombs to spell out the first name ot 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 uefore the bomb exploded because his de marids were receiving sufficient publicity. He said he was con fident the bomb could not be removed without being delo nated. The device was carried to a 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 a satchel, was pulled gingerly by a 30-foot rope from the t e r m i n a l b y po lice 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 .ndividual capable of bomb : ing." Meanwhile, Sen. Alan Cranston, DCalit., said he was the intended recipient of one of the three different tapes distributed by Rasim, but that it had been misplaced at a radio station until Friday. He pleaded with Rasim to slop 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 nerve as if U.S. Immigration laws ire 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 set off a bomb Sunday is based on the 1970 shooting death of two Mexican nationals by two retired Los Angeles police officers. He said the two former officers must be charged with covering up murder in the deaths incurred during a polica raid. The Aug. 6 airport bombing was in retaliation for the 1970 killings, Rasim said. Police said the two officers named by Rasim had nothing to do wilh the 1970 killings. INS1DE- For.women 3 Editorial ;. 4 Sports T..V 5 Church Directory 6 Comics B 'Classified ...... -.; 9-11 Amusements 12 115th YEAR-NUMBER 64 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 17, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy and w a r m with a slight chance of mainly afternoon and evening thundershowers through Sunday. Low last night 72. Low tonight near 70, high Sunday in the lower" 90s. Sunset today 8:04; sunrise Sunday 6:38. PAGES-TEN CENTS In Wake Of Turk Blitz Cease-Fire On Cyprus Slows Fighting THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Fighting waned on a divided Cyprus today after a 60-hour .'urkish blitz that brought the loithern third of the Mediterranean island under the invaders' control. The cease-fire declared day evening was interrupted at dawn in Nicosia by the rattle of machine- gun rifle fire edge of the "green line" divid- -Robert Mazur, 31, a factory of $300,000, fax-free. T h e employe at Momence, 111., money will he paid In annual displays his Jubilation at the installments of $20,000. (AP news that he won the Illinois Wirephoto) State Lottery -- a tidy sum Criticism May Force Auto Price Rollback DETROIT (AP) -- Some auto industry observers are betting 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 'banks 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 Us planned increase" to show it is cooperating with the nation's efforts to combat inflation. 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 1075 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. Tho : increases come on top of more than the average $500 in price hikes the Big Three lagged 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 increase planned for the fall. Two days later, the 21,000- rnember National Automobile Dealers Association rappee 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 irsf Week Kith Praise WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Ford arrived at the White louse a half hour later than' usual today after giving his irst slate dinner, ° a dancing party that lasted until midnight. He said the White House s in for more such social events. · " ' · . ' . ' · "We'll do it more oflerC' the President told reporters at 8:15 a.m. EDT as he went into the 3val Office. "It was a lot of 'un." ; ' The state dinner was for Jor- tan's King Hussein and Queen Alia. The President had a morning !ull of appointments, starting with the White House chief of s t a f f ' 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 bakeries and grocery stores to the city Friday began stream- and public information offices lack or face immediate dismissal. The Uniled Nations command n Nicosia reported that two Danish soldiers of the peace- iceping force were killed and hree wounded when their ve- Negotiation Delay Seen Over Cyprus WASHINGTON (AP) -- Turkey and Cyprus seem interested, but a somewhat chilly ·esponse from Greece leads U.S. officials to anticipate a delay of several days before a way can be found to reopen negotiations on the. Cypriol dis pute. . Greek Premier Constantin 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 the animal, 'while beating the lion over t h e he ail with her shoe. The noy sustained severe cuts on h i s knee.' (AP Wirephoto) Texas Family Killed In Airplane Crash MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. (AP) -- Four Amarillo, Tex., residents were killed Friday when their single-engine airplane crashed into rugged ter- awaiting the arrival of Federal Wiation Agency personnel, who vere to take charge of the in- said the plane the party, which one of the 170irain south of here, authorities invited guests described as like [said, 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 Melton 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 oo, said Sheriff Flynn of Stone County. Of State Offices Nor "We 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 ol Suit Could Stop Construction By RICK PENDERGRASS TIMES Staff Writer Sfate Sen. Morriss Henry said Friday a taxpayers lawsuit seeking a temporary injunction may be the only way to stop construction of a proposed $90 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 $90 "with cost estimates rising almost daily. ."It has already lakcn an conscionable jump from $15 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 wilh construe lion costs rising rapidly, the final eost 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 (hat's when we were working under the $15 million figure. Now it's entirely out of hand. "The FREE HAND problem is that the stale agency charged wilh 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 aircondilion- ing units, and preliminary excavation. ''We may end up with a $15 million hole in our back yard, even if we do stop the rest of the project," he said. Now that the state 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 told the Friday mecl- ing 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 citizenj. We will have lo have support from all over the state, including financial support to pay for altosneys' fees," he said. A temporary injunction would merely stop activities on the project, including issuance ol bonds and spending of the remainder of the $15 million, at least until the legislature recon venes in January. "At that point, there are se veral possibilities, including even a repeal of the original act which authorizes the pro ject," he said. The 26 members attending the Downtown Fayetteville Unlimit cd luncheon then voted unan imously lo 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 unti it can be debated by the sfate legislature. Henry said the issue should ultimately be put to state voters. esligation. State Police vas believed to have been en oute from Muscle Shoals, Ala., o Amarillo. "The plane was torn all to here near the Parma community. The sheriff said eyewitnesses saw the plane "tumbling lo the ground and debrjs was coming down after it." The crash occurred about 2:10 p.m. and there was a thunderstorm in the area. Norman said. It took aulhorites more than two hours to remove the bodies in the rugged terrain, the sheriff said. "It's up on a flat on top of a ridge in a real thickly- wooded area," lie said. Norman said four-wheeled vehicles were able to drive within about 200 yards of the c r a s h site. 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' message suggesting a U.S. supervised mediation effort sidestepped the issue by mostly recounting last week's events. These included the lightning takeover of the northeastern portion of Cyprus by Turkish forces and an announced with- rawal by Greece from the mil- ary section of the North At- antic Treaty Organization. The State Department has ismissed as "plain baloney" uggestions that the Ford administration tilted toward Tur ; ey. Still, some S.'OOO 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 depart- nent late Friday, that he could ot leave Greece now. He also aid Foreign Minister Gerorge Havros was unable to accept an invitation from Secretary ,of c tate Henry A. Kissinger. Earlier, spokesman Robert Anderson said preliminary responses from Turkish Premier 3ulenl Ecevit and Cypriot President Glafkos Clerides indicated they would appreciate having the United States play an active mediating role. Kissinger, meanwhile, offered o fly the "diplomatic shuttle" Jelween Nicosia, the capital of hicle struck a landmine near 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 leader Rauf Denklash said plans for autonomous administration of the northern third ot Cyprus would he put into effect if 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- iriots who want to move out of )ne sector into the other volun- Larily would be able to do so. But he said a population exchange would not be forced. . As the cease-fire went into effect on the island Friday Turkish Prime Minister Bulent Ecevit declared that his troops NIWS BRIIFS Missiles Contracted WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. was awarded a $1,3 billion contract Friday to begin production of the new 4.500 mile range Trident missile to be fired from submarines. The contract also calls for Ihe start of advanced development of a new maneuverable warhead for the Trident designed 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 the 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 o pandering, or inducing a worn an to become a prostitute. Gibbons, convicted in Pulask County Circuit Court Feb. 5 was sentenced to two years in prison. Robber Kills Hostage JACKSONVILLF,, N. C. (AP; -- A masked holdup man rob bed a Jacksonville bank, escap ing with a woman teller as hostage in her own car. Minutes later the car wa found behind a shopping cente a half mile from the bank, li it, police found the 19-year-oli woman dead from a bulle wound in tha right eye. their objective "the foundation had achieved and had laid for a federated Cyprus state with two separate autonomous regions, one for the Greek Cy- priol majority and one for tha Turkish minority." Turkish Premier Bulent Ece- vit declared that his troops had achieved their objective and had laid "the foundation for a federated Cyprus sfate with two separate autonomous regions, one for the Greek Cypriot majority and one for the Turkish minority." Turkish Cypriots are outnumbered by Greeks, 520,000 to 120,000. Ecevit said Greeks would remain in the Turkish region and vice versa as protection for the minorities on each side. Ecevit said he was willing to renew as soon as peace negotiations in which doned Cyprus, and Limassol, a Greek nypriot stronghold in the south, f it would help produce a settlement. his on government Wednesday possible Geneva, aban- befora starting its latest advance. Tha Greek government, however, curtly rejected the invitation.' · "It would be naive for anyone to believe thai Greece would be prepared to take part in negotiations under the pressure of accomplished fact," s a i d Premier Constantino Caramanlis. FEDERATED CYPRUS . Turkey had proposed a federated Cyprus at Geneva, but tha Greeks rejected the proposal. The lightning Turkish offensive that followed the breakdown o£ the talks gained for the Turks what they had been unable to obtain at Geneva. The under armed and outnumbered Greek Cypriot national guard was swiftly driven back by the Turkish force of "But I would prefer to talk in Washington," he told newsmen as he escorted visiting King rlussein of Jordan from the State Department after a discussion about developments in the Middle East. 40,000 men, warplanes and 300 tanks. The Cypriot government of President Glafcos Cleridea and an estimated 150,000 Greek Cypriots abandoned Nicosia as the Turks bore down, but tha ' to the Friday government returned DEATH BENEFITS CLAIM IS DENIED LITTLE ROCK (AP _ A claim for death benefits by the widow of Oliver Wendell Holmes, 62, who was a member of the Workmen's Compensation Commission when he died at Ihe Arkansas-Texas football game Dec. 6, 1969, was denied Friday. John S. Choafe, a referee for the Workmen's Compensation Commission, denied the claim. Mrs. Holmes contended that her husband's heavy work load and other pressures connected wilh his job as commissioner had precipitated the heart attack that caused his death. The stale resisted the claim on the ground that there was no causal conneclion between Holmes' death and his job as commissioner, capital just before night's cease-fire. The U.N. Security Council, which has appealed for three cease-fires on the island, on Friday called on all sides to renew lalks in Geneva. United Stales Ambassador John Scali spoke for the resolution. In Washington, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger offered lo mediate between Tur. key and Greece and if necessary lo commute between opposing sides on Cyprus. The Athens government received Kissinger's offer coolly. Greece's U.N. Denis Carayannis ambassador, said it was lyuma \jaiay aiiuia, aaiu IL vaa "presumptuous" for the United States to seek a mediator rola at this stage. Greek Premier Caramanlia turned down an invitation from President Ford to discuss the situation in Washington. Thousands ot Greeks took to the streets shouting anti-U.S, slogans in Athens and Salonika, Greece, on the Greek Island ol Crele and in Toronto, Ont.

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