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Ctmesi 115th YEAR-NUMBER 65 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIL1E, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, AUGUST 18, 1974 PAGES-25 CENTS Cyprus Cease-Fire Threatened By Renewed Fighting Of Turks P^'ffl^' ;'f,- "· - ' "·", Getting Ready Chris Allen, 13, ot Oak Park, 111., beat 21 boys and three girls to qualify tor the annual soapbox derby in Akron, Ohio. Chris" fee was paid by the Evanston, 111., Women's Liberation Center. (AP Wire- photo) Discriminatory Hiring Said Practiced By 19 Legislators . FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) --I The offices of at least 19 congressmen and a senator practice discriminatory hiring in their Washington offices, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram said today. The newspaper said legislators acquire office help and assistants through the Office of Placement anil Office Management, an administrative clearing house where secretaries and other office help make initial' contact for prospective jobs. · · Those considered qualified are sent to congressional of fices for further interviews, -..j But, the newspaper - ;'said, documents show many job hunters are short-circuited from the beginning because of Individual employe preferences expressed on a "job order*' form filed with the clearing house by legislators. At least 19 U.S. representatives and a senator have filled out such Job order forms with notations such as "no minorities" or "no Catholics," the newspaper said. It said U.S Rep. James A. Haley, D-Fla. filled out a form with "only a white girl. Pref. Floridians." White was underlined. GROSS EXAMPLE Informed of the hiring policies, a senior Justice Depart ment official termed it "the most incredible, grossest ex ample of overt discrimination'' he-had seen. Two requests specifying un wanted racial categories hav recently been filed with the job placement office by two Texas Democrats -- Reps. Ray Rob erts of McKinney and John Young of Corpus Christi, the newspaper said. Other such recent requests have come from the offices o Sen. William L. Scott, R-Va. Rep. Al Ullman, D-Ore.; am Rep. Harold Froehlich, R-Wis. a member of the House Judiciary Committee. When asked about the worl forms, most of the senior as Caller Says Bombing Is Postponed LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A nan claiming to be the "alpha- jet bomber" telephoned the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner on Saturday and said he was lostponing today's planned lombing in Los Angeles. "We have, postponed our ac- will off. LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy tonight anc Monday with chance of after noon and evening thundershow ers. Continued warm days an mild nights. High today in th mid 90s with lows tonight i the upper 60s lo low 70s. Hig Monday in the mid 90s. Sunse today 8:03; Sunrise Mqnda 6:38. Weather map on page 13B, slants who had called in the 'ders said they knew nothing such discriminatory pretences. Stephanie Solari, legislative ssistant to Froehlich, acknowl- (CONTJCNtrED ON PAGE TWO) Rockefeller Said Still ivities pending whatever lappen next. Sunday 'Joining will happen," police said the man told the Herald- xaminer. The newspaper declined to say whether the caller gave a reason for his decision. The FBI said it received word from :he newspaper that another call had been received and a spokesman said the call' was icing checked out. Herald-F,xaminer City Editor Tom Caton said Ihe caller identified himself by a secret code name and was apparently the same man who has called in the past claiming responsibility "or the Aug. 6 bombing which killed three persons at Los Angeles International Airport. A telephone call from the "alphabet bomber" late Friday night enabled police lo get to a second bomb before it exploded. HEAVY ACCENT The man, who speaks with a leavy accent and demands better treatment of aliens in America, had threatened to explode a third bomb Sunday in a crowded area unless two former Los Angeles police officers were charged in the 1970 shooting deaths of two Mexican nationals. Police said they would "probably go the way we are," with an additional 1,000 officers on duty Sunday in heavily populated areas, just in case the call to the newspaper was not from the real bomber. Police said they still had litlle to go on (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Ford declared Saturday hat Nelson Rockefeller remains in the running for vice ^resident and criticized what a White House official called an attempt by right-wing extremists to discredit the former New York governor. "President Pord has advised me that former Gov. Roekefel- er has been and remains under consideration for the vice presidential nomination," White [louse Press Secretary Jerald F. terHorst said after emerging from an Oval Office meeting. TerHorst's statement came after a series of developments and White House disclosures that led to speculation Rockefeller had little chance of getting the nomination. Meanwhile, however, two Re publican sources on Capitol Hil said they learned that neither Rockefeller nor Republican, na tional chairman George Busl was likely to be selected bj Ford. SEQUENCE OF EVENTS Here was the sequence o events: Columnist Jack Anderson re ported last .week that seven cartons of material once be longing to Watergate con spirator E. Howard Hunt ha been copied before being de stroyed. He reported that th documents contained allega tions that Rockefeller had hire thugs to disrupt the 1972 Derno cratic .National Convention an tilt the nomination toward Sen George McGovern. TerHorst began receivin press inquiries about the Ai derson column. Saturday morning he sum" moned two news service repor ers to his office to respond t the inquiries. He said Philip Buchen, long-time Ford friend and a viser, was contacted Sunda Aug. 11 by a man who ident lied himself only as "M Long." According to terHorst, th source told Buchen that lie ha information on the whereaboir and contents of the so-ealk Hunt oaners. TerHorst said th man told Buchen "there ougl to .be some things he ought know" if Rockefeller wer being considered for vice pres dent. MAY HAVE COPIED TerHorst said Buchen a signed another attorney o Ford's transition staff to loo into the information. This alto ney concluded by late last Su day that the Hunt papers ma indeed have been copied at Washington photocopying firn terHorst said. Buchen then repotted to For on the situation, terHorst sai and Ford directed him to tur "everything he had over · Leon'Jaworski," the Waterga special prosecutor. This \vt done Monday, terllnrst said. He said assistant prosecuti Richard Ben Venisle was a signed to handle the probe an "everybody here just wit drew." After reporters interpret bis remarks as meaning Fo had ordered an investigation Ihe Rockefeller allegations, te Horst again summoned corr spondents to his office to stre that the President had not r CONmNUED ON P. 1GE TWO n War's Aftermath Cyprus Facing Reconstruction NICOSIA, Cyprus' (AP) --i Everything is in an absolute ambles," said Stellios Ganis, chairman of the Cyprus mployers Federation. He was describing the state the island's economy and the feet on the life of this island at was a tourist paradise with high standard of living only re weeks ago. "We haven't even got a rough jtimale ot the total damage et, but it must be in the hun- eds of millions of dollars," id Minister of Finance ·umdreas Patsalides. "We are faced with ense task of reconstruction iat is likely to take years to ccomplish," he added, rst of all we have the "But most rgent basically humanitarian roblem of taking care ot tens : thousands ot refugees, more than a fifth of the total popu- ation. Wo have tried to feed .hem, house them, provide jobs 'or them, restore their dignity." Officials could provide no es- iimate of the number of casualties suffered since the Turkish - arany invaded the island July 20. "Hundreds, thousands who knows?" said a health ministry official. "We haven't had time to count them. The fighting only ended yesterday. Hundreds of people.are missing and we don't know what is going on in the area occupied by the Turks." The urgency of the task facing the government was underlined Saturday -by a special Cyprus Radio broadcast decreeing that everyone on the island ·-- civil servants, shopkeepers, and workers -- must work seven days a week. Estimates ot losses and reconstruction needs are further complicated by the uncertainties of the political situation in the aftermath of the war. The Turkish army now controls 34 per cent of the ,3,752 square mile island, but the Turkish area incorporates ins t a l l a t i o n s a n d resources amounting to four-fifths of the economy, according to George Eliadis, director general of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Most of the island's wheat granary in the Mesaoria plain, and the .orchards and citrus plantations around Morphou -representing 'a Greek Cypriol investment of millions of dollars whose export . in monej terms amounts to one : fifth of the total exports of the island --- are all within the Turkish- occupied area: Much of the southern part of Ihe isand, the part left to the Greeks, used to oc lush mountain pine forests. But as muc as 90 per cent of the timber -with an estimated value of $600 million, was burned to cinders in the Turkish- bombing: raids, said the director of the Cyprus Forestry Department. ·Two-thirds of the island's hotels -- overwhelmingly Greek owned and most of them luxury buildings -- also lie in the Turkish belt. · · : The Turkish government has already stated that the Greek Cypriots who fled from the occupied area would be welcome to return to their homes and businesses. At Village South Of Labor Backing Ford In Fight On Inflation WASHINGTON (AP) --. With support from both labor and Congress, President Ford has moved quickly to demonstrate o the nation he is determined o fi'ght inflation. Advisers say he is aware that ,he first two or three months will be vital in building public confidence in Gerald Ford's economic programs. To do this, he sent his eeo- ipmic advisers scurrying in all directions to come up with new policies and refine old ones. He let it be known that he will soon announce his own 'Ford program" of economic policies to replace that of his predecessor. MEANS BUSINESS To show that he means business, the President also: --Announced plans for a summit conference on inflation, to include representatives of business, labor, government and the public, which will be held after Labor Day. --Won quick preliminary approval in Congress for Cost of Living Task Force to focus on inflation. A final vote is expected in both the House and Senate Monday. --Criticized General Motors for increasing the prices of its 1975 autos by $500. --Began consultations on economic programs with a wide segment of - society, including major figures in organized labor. --Vetoed a $47-million animal health research · bill as inflationary, and made clear he would veto other measures that he felt would result in excessive government spending. ' --Moved toward an important compromise on the trade bill and the question of more liberal Soviet emigration policies that could make possible action on the trade bill at this session of Congress. The President will try to keep the ·momentum going this week (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Jaycees Hear Candidate Between Advisers And Holdovers Ford Hopes To End In-Fighting Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Coon spoke to a- houl G25 Arkansas Jaycees and Jaycctles at their state hoard meeting Saturday. Wilh him, as he signs autographs, is U.S. Jaycce president Da- vid Hale of I.iflle Rock. Sec story on page Z. (TIMESpholo by Ray Gray) N£ INS BRIMS WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford is moving to end political in-fighting between his advisers and holdovers from Richard M. Nixon's presidency by creating a White House staff structure in his own image. Final decisions won't made for several sources said Ford be days, but has given preliminary approval lo a staff structure that will differ extensively from that used by Nixon. According to the sources, the staff probably will allow for direct and continuing contact be- twcen the President and his major aides, rather than channeling that contact through a single did. chief of staff as Nixon Ford's first full week in office witnessed behind-the-scenes maneuvering and feuding be- 1 tween his aids and advisers and those left in key positions when Nixon resigned. This was reflected in the sometimes contradictory reports by sources of the status of Alexander M. Haig Jr., the retired Army general who succeeded H,R. Haldeman more than a year ago as White House staff chief. One source considered close to Ford reported that Haig would be eased out and probably replaced by NATO Ambassador Donald Rumsfeld, who returned from Europe to help Ford during the transition period. This report was denied by presidential spokesman Jerald terHorst, who said Ford told him Haig would stay "for the duration." TerHorst said Ford did not define for him what was meant by "duration" but other sources said it was Haig's understanding that it meant for the duration of Ford's term. Subsequently, sources reported that Ford wants an "operations officer" to insure a smooth flow of work in t h e White House and that Haig is the most likely candidate for such a position. Ford has been described as impressed with Haig's organizational ability, but sources said the likely new White House staff structure would insure that the President maintained continuing personal contact with other White House offi- Some of Ford's advisers, especially those on Capitol Hill, have made clear that they consider Haig a liability because of his identification with the Watergate-tarnished Nixon admin- strati on. Others in that category already are gone or are on their way out. James D. St. Clair, Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, returned lo his private Boston law practice early in the week and a few days later Ford appointed long-lime personal friend Philip White House Buzhardt. Juchon to replace counsel J. Fred Billfold Stolen Micheal Gibson, Route 5, told Fayetteville police that his billfold, containing $58 and identifi- c a t i o n , was stolen from Walmart in . the Southgate Shopping Center Saturday morning, Gibson said he left the billfold on a counter while he was examining the merchandise. Retiring At 93 POTEAU, Okla. (AP) -- D.G. Hart is bowing lo Ihe public in- Icrest and bowing out of office. Hart, 93, is retiring as district attorney, "I'm not sure I'll have the health to serve four more years. I didn't want to ask Ihe people to elect me if I didn't think I could serve out my term," said Hart. Jailed In Shooting PINE BLUFF. Ark. (AP) -A teen-aged boy was in the Jefferson County Jail Saturday in connection with . the shootinj dealh of James Kendrix, 44, o Sherill, a spokesman for the sheriff's office said. No charge had been filed. Hurt In Accident Johnny Meadors, 25, of Route 3 suffered minor injuries in a one car accident in the 800 block of Government Avenue. Meadors was treated and re- eased at Washington Regional Medical Center. Meadors told Fayetleville po- ice that he was northbound on G o v e r n m e n t Avenue when another vehicle ran him off the road and into a fence. Meadors was charged by police with reckless driving. Charlie's Gone CHICAGO (AP) -- Charlie I the alligator, growing froth a pet to a problem in the last five years, has been hauled from the Hanahan home hissing li'ko his old angry self, "I've been a nervous wreck, afraid to go down in the basement even to wash our clothes," said Josephine Hanahan, 55. "Charlie would . slart hissing and snapping at the air and once he nearly got out of his tank. I never liked Charlie very much, anyway. It got so Winds And Hail Isolated reports of downe trees arid limbs, high winds an small hail were reported in th ^ayetteville-Springdale a r e iaturday night. The area wa inder a severe thunderstor watch. Fayetleville police were lol ,hat a falling tree struck a ca on Hwy. 62 west, causing reported injuries. Police also said a large tree blocked Ihe 100 block of West Prospect Street for a short time. Pea size hail on North West End Street in Springdale was reported at about 8:45 p.m. No major damage was reported. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New fighting broke out on Cyprus Saturday, wilh Turkish forces apparently intent on entrenching themselves well below the northern third of the island. The battle threatened to wreck the infanl cease-fire just as war-scarred Cyprus cau- liously liploed back lo normal and began Hie lask of rebuilding. The Turkish command in Anara did not say what area ot yprus it held, but newsmen ere allowed [o look at a map lowing Turkish troops occupy- g almost half of Cyprus. The map showed Turks in onlrol north of a line from Ihe luthcastcrn lip of the island to efka on the northern coast. The frontier line was drawn i indicate 'Turkish control of e area seven miles south of icosia. although control of the ipital ilself remained divided ?tween Greek and Turkish Cy- :iols. . The Turks ' have already .aimed control of the third of yprus iiorlh of the 65-mile line inning west from Lefka to the lain port, of Famagusta in Ihe asl, and plan to turn it into an ulohnmous Turkish slate.' The latest fighting flared round the villaffc of Pyroi, 10 miles south of Nicosia. Turkish guns in the area nocked out three Units of· Ihe Ireek Cypriol National Guard, nd Ihe guardsmen fled their ositions on the niain Nicosia- jarnaca liighwap. Larnaca is 2.1 miles southeast f Nicosia. LASTS SIX HOURS Associated Press correspondent Peter Arnett, reporting om the Pyroi area, said the atest battle lasted six hours. He said Turkish artillery ipened up on Pyroi from the disused airfield of Tymbou, hroe miles away. A small U.N. peacekeeping "orce walched the battle and me of the U.N. sergeants said, 'All the soldiers are bugging mt." · The U.N. troops said thera were about 200 Turkish soldiers on the hills overlooking Pyroi. "We expect the troops and .anks to be blocking this roacl jcrmanently by morning," a spokesman said. Arnelt said Ihe Turks ap- icared to be aiming lo advance across Ihe Larnaca road to reach the large Turkish Cypriot ,o\vn of Lourou.jina, four miles o the southwest. Arnett said the Turkish at- .ack repeated the lactics used jy Ihe Turkish invasion forco after the previous cease-fire, July 3. At thai lime the Turks advanced slowly behind a heavy barrage of m o r f a r and artillery fire to expand their bridgehead. They eventually swallowed up Lhe Greek Cypriot towns of Karavas and Lapithos on the north coast. Aoarl from the Pyroi balllo there were Iwo other breaches of Ihe cease-fire, which went inlo effect at 6 p.m. Friday. Both were in the Nicosia area. The first was scattered shooting during the night along the so-called Green Line, which splits the capital into Greek and Turkish sectors. The second was a Turkish mortar attack on the western approaches of the Greek part of the city. RELAXES SLIGHTLY Desnite the new fighling. embattled Cyprus relaxed slightly as the cease-fire appeared to be observed over most of the island. Many of the thousands o( Greek Cypriots who fled from the capital over the previous days, fearing it would be over (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) ffliiiiinwiiH^^ Inside Sunday's TIMES \ Crrssword Puzzle 3A : from The Reader's Viewpoint . 4A Students Get Ready For School 9A More People living In Mobile Homes ;1B North Street Extension Planned 3B Creativity Conference Demonstrates Motto 4B he was terrorizing hold." our house- Book Reviews 3A Editorial 4A For Women 8A-9A Sports 5I3-8B Entertainment 10B Classified 1IB-13B

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