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INSIDE- For women 3 Editorial .- 4 Sports T.-- .-.'. C-7 Amusements ...-.-.;... 9 Comics 10 Classified ...-...-. 11-13 1151h YEAR-NUMBER 66 Jlortfjtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 19, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST-* . ' s Clear tonight and Tuesday with little temperature change. Low tonight in the mid 60s with Tuesday's high near 95. Sunset today 8:02; sunrise Tuesday. 6:39. Weather map on pag« 5, , ·£22 PAGES-TEN CENTS- Vice Presidential Nomination Near s WASHINGTON (AP) --President Ford will end the 10-day vice presidential guessing game this week. Indications are he may choose someone other than the two front-runners in speculation. Nelson A. Rockefeller and George Bush. Ford said on Sunday he expects to decide on his vice presidential choice Congressional by Tuesday, confirmation hearings on the nominee won't start before mid-September. Rockefeller is the only possibility ford has mentioned publicly. He did so in told The Associated Press that chances were growing that nei,her Rockefeller nor Bush, the ^epublEcaii National Chairman and. top choice of many .GOP :onservatives, would be picked. The sources, said those in con- tention.include NATO Ambassador Donald Rumsfeld, a. Ford intimate who lias been working on the. transition from the Nixon administration; Gov. Daniel J. Evans.of Washington, a moderate without any connection with Watergate and any other N i x o n administration con- a statement Sal urday afternoon amid a flurry of speculation surrounding what the White House said was an effort by "rightwing extremists" to smear the former New York governor and de stroy his chances. "President Ford has advisee me that former governor Rockefeller has been and remain? under consideration for the vice presidential nomination," pres: secretary Jerald ' F. tcrHorst told reporters. However, two knowledgeable Capitol Hill Republican sources troversies:,. and three can Senators. Lowell U. S. Ambassador Killed By Greek Cypriot Mob Republi- __.. _. . P. Weicker Jr. of Connecticut, a n d Howard.H. Baker Jr. and Bill Brock of .Tennessee. Both Weicker and Baker served on the Senate Watergate committee, where the Connecticut senator, .was the. most outspoken Nixon critic. One source.said background checks on Bush had turned up a potential problem. Newsweek magazine on Sunday said .Bush has "slipped badly"-because.of alleged irregularities in the financing of his 1970 Senate race in Texas. Ford Names New Director Of U.S. Veterans Affairs CHICAGO (AP) -- President Ford today named his "personal friend and former congressional colleague" Richard I. Roudebush of Indiana to he the new administrator' of Veterans Affairs. Ford promised to see that veterans are "not just a digit in a computer system that sometimes goofs." He warned, however, that with America "fighting for its economic life," he would hesitate to veto any bill, not eluding the pending veterans education flat ionary "I am bill to control "in- excesses." open to conciliation and compromise on the total amount authorized so that we can protect veteran trainees against the rising cost of F ing," the President said. Ford, making the first trip in his new presidency, came to Chicago to address the 75tli an- Turks Push Ahead Over Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS '·Turkish forces: on Cyprus made, a new "advance south of Nicosia over the weekend, cutting one of the two major roads between the capital and the south coast and advancing to ward the second highway. But a United said there Nations were spokesman reports of ntial convention of the Veterans of B'orcign Wars. Ford, who served in the Navy in World War II, pledged to work for more jobs for veterans, better hospital' facilities and !i humanized and better- run -VA administration. Ford reiterated his commitment to a strong national defense, warning that he would "offer no temptations" to potential adversaries who watch U.S. readiness. ' lie pledged that "just as America will maintain its nuclear deterrent strength," we will never fall behind in negotiations to control and hopefuly reduce this threat to mankind." Noting that "peace and security require prepariledness and dedication," Ford added, "good will must never be misconstrued as a lack of will." It had been expected that Ford might announce here that (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) fighting during the night. In Washington, Secretary o Defense James It. Schlesinger said Turkey "has gone beyond what any of its friends or sym pathizers arc prepared to ac cept." Speaking on a CBS-TV program he said the United States would re-examine i 4 b position in. the Cyprus crisis in view of the "unexpected" Turkish military advances. Thousands of Americans Greek descent demonstrated peacefully on Sunday, march ing around the White House for four hours to protest U. S. pol on who the time, test. Cyprus. Presiden was playing golf a :lid not see the pro PYROI SEIZED Moving south from the Lefka Nicosia-Famagusta line the Turks established across north ern Cyprus last week, Turkisl troops seized Pyroi, a Greel Cypriot village 10 miles south of Nicosia on the highway from the capital to Larnaea, on the southeast coast. From Pyroi, the Turkisl tanks and infantry moved wes toward the highway to Limas lier on the south coast. An ear report that the Limasso road was cut proved incorrect but during the night more Tur kish tanks and armored person nel carriers crossed the Lar (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWOt Storm Leaves Damage Behind Indecision On The Courthouse Tower The new faces of the clock in the Washington Courthouse tower are handsome, and in place, but still a mite unde- cided about the exact tinne, no two faces being in agreement. Actually, while t h e faces have been installed, work on the project isn't complete. When it is, county of- ficials say, all the faces will he in step -- and on lime. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Task Force Approval Seen. WASHINGTON (AP) -- One week alter President Ford're- quested legislation creating an inflation-monitoring task force, Congress is neariifg passage of the bill. Both the House and Senate have set floor action for today and congressional action is expected to be completed during the day. Democrats and many Republicans are skeptical whether of Living would not the proposed Cost Task Force, which have any enforcement power, could lower the nation's inflation rale. However, in the spirit of conciliation with the new President, they say they are willing to give him the legislation he asked for in a speech to Congress last Monday. Also today, the House resumes debate on a S20 billion, six-year mass transil bill which Ford says he wants cut sharply. Rep. John H. Housselot, a Coal Miners Begin Week's Shutdown Of Most Mines CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) -- Coal miners began a weeklong work stoppage today at mines producing more than three-quarters of the nation's coal, an action that will deplete already low stockpiles at steel mills and power plants. Union leaders are calling it a memorial period, a device in the current United Mine Workers contract intended to allow the miners mourning periods--without pay--for those killed in mine accidents. But this memorial period, which began at day, comes at midnight Suna time when coal-using industries would like to be building their stockpiles in preparation for a possible strike when the UMW contract expires on Nov. 12. U.S. Steel, the nation's largest producer of steel and a heavy coal consumer, reported last week that its stockpiles were down to 14 days' supply. Jones Laughlin, sixth ranked, said its stockpiles were "already too low for the operation levels required by the strong steel market." The National Coal Association's latest figures show that as of June 1, before the UMW's annual mass two-week vacation CONTINUED ON P 4GE TWO) Saturday night's storm caused some damage and power outages in (he Faycllevillc- Springdale area, mostly from trees blown onto buildings and power lines. This house, at 317 E. Rebecca, suffered roof damage when a l a r g e oak Irce was blown over, Ozarks Electric Cooperative and Southwestern Electric both reported line outages in' the Springdale area, with line milages in the Douglas- I.cverclt Street areas and other sections of Fnyctleville and a major line outage frr.in Elkins to SI. Paul, all because of fallen free limibs. Power was restored (o all areas during the night Saturday, power c o m p a n y officials said. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) NEWS BRIEFS Weather Outlook Fair to partly cloudy skies and little chance of rain are orecast for Arkansas tonight and Tuesday by the National Weather Service. The service says the state vill get better than 80 per cent of the possible sunshine. A weak high pressure area over southern Missouri was expected to hold dry air in the Arkansas area, the service said. Overnight low temperatures included 66 at Pine Bluff, 66 at El Dorado, 71 at Texarkana, 64 at Fayetteville, 68 at Jonesboro, 63 at Harrison, 72 at Memphis, 70 at Liltle Rock and 71 at Fort Smith. Victim Improving Gary Lee Watkins, 20, of Prairie Grove was in good con ditinn at Washington Regional Medical Center'today. Watkins was admitted following a two vehicle accident at the intersection of the Hwy. 71 bypass and Cato Springs Road Saturday morning. Four others injured in the accident. Suit Threatened LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The ouster of a Little Rock boy rom the All-American Soap Jox Derby may be challenged n court, George Lay of Little Rock, director of the Arkansas loap Box Derby, said Sunday. Lay said he has talked with an attorney about the possi bility of taking legal action. He said he would issue a preparec stalement on the matter today Judges Candidates LITTLE ROCK (AP) Judges J. Smith Henley and G Thomas Eisele of U.S. Distric Court here are probable candl dates for a scat on the 8th U.S Circuit Court of Appeals, ac cording to several observers. Several Little Rock lawyers politicians and federal court house observers made the re marks in an article in the Ar kansas Democrat Sunday. Chief Judge Pat Mahaffy, 6! pltns to retire from the bone Aug. 31, Circuit Court Judg Floyd R. Gibson of Kansas Cit is in line to succeed Mehaffy a chief judge. conservative California -Republican who believes budget cuts would do more, than any task force could to curtail in- ation, recalled that Congress ad balked at giving former resident Richard M. Nixon milar authority or a Task orce last spring. He then added: "Why this change now? It is ecause we have a new Presi- ent and we are anxious to sup- ort him . . . But this does not lake an idea any better than it as when it was rejected four lonths ago." The task force has about 25 afters and the policy would be irected by a coalition of the resident's economic advisers, [eluding the secretaries of ·easury, agriculture, com- lerce and labor. COMPLETION NEAR The House is expected to ·rap up action on the mass ransit bill, which would pro- ide operating subsidies for the rst time as well as grants for uying equipment. Ford supports GOP congres- :onal efforts to trim the bill to II billion but Democrats hope o hold the line at $15.8 billion. DuriiTg the weekend, the \mcrican Automobile Associ- tion said the bill contains a ittle-noticed provision which ,'ould expand the weight limits f trucks allowed on interstate ighways to 90,000 pounds, omething the AAA said the rucking industry has sought to ;et in a six-year lobbying Irive. They said it would endanger notorists, put more slress on 'the nation's already critically [eficient bridges and cost the tales between $50 million and ICO million annually to repair ruck-caused damage." On Tuesday, the Senate wil ry for the third time to cut off 'ebate on legislation creating a onsumer protection agency 'he two previous attempts to cut off a filibuster lost by 10 and 7 votes and the prospect; or success this week are no considered good. The House is set to act on Tuesday on a massive com iromise labor and tax bill. Tin )ill would overhaul the nation': Suspect Dies OSCEOLA, Ark. (AP) -- t man died Sunday night shortly afler being apprehended b Slate Police and sheriff's off ccrs for allegedly stealing car, authorities said. An autopsy was being per 'ormed today to determine th cause of death. Capt. Waylan Speer of Ihe State Police at Jo ncsboro would not speculate o the cause. Spcer said Ihe man had bee tentatively identified by a Si cial Security number and a le tcr found on him. The Ictte was addressed to Crav fordsville. The man was h lieved to be in his 20s. rivate pension system by es- blishing minimum standards protect participants while tting up a government-run in- irance system to guard Jainst a loss of benefits if a :nsion plan fails. Before adjourning Wednes- ay, the Senate expects to act a defense funding bill. The enate version is $82.07 billion, .97 billion below Ihe budget nd aboul 51.3 billion below the ouse version. The House adjourns Thursay. Three Others Shot Down In Attack NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- j.S. Ambassador Rodger P. )avies was killed today when a mob of Greek Cypriots attacked he American Embassy in Nic o s i a , Cypriot President Glafcos derides announced. After visiting the embassy limself, Clerides announced Javics' death over Cyprus radio. "I denounce this terrible crime against Cyprus in 'the strongest terms and express my deepest sorrow and sympa- .hy," he said. U.S. Marines and Cypriot 'iremen carried Davies' body out on a stretcher, h i s whita shirt stained with blood. Gunshots were still cracking the embassy doorway near Clerides, who stood next to the stretcher facing the screaming mob. Officials said a Cypriot woman working in the embassy also was killed and two other em- ployes were wounded when rioters stormed l.he seven-story building in a burst of gunfire, smoke and tear gas. Clerides said in his radio announcement that Cypriot police had been unable to control the mob. Witnesses said some of the shots at the embassy were fired by persons wearing the distinctive berets and camouflage atigues of EOKA-B, the Greek Cypriot guerrilla group seeking ~^,nosis, or union with Greece, RIOT BEGINS The riot began with an anti- American demonstration, as norc than 12,000 Greek Cy-. iriots marched on the embassy vith banners. "Kissinger is a murderer," 'Shame to the Americans," 'America will pay," the ban/ ners read. The crowd chanted ·imiiar slogans, furious over he Turkish army's unanswered assault, on inced that Accident Fatal To McAllister Edgar McAllister, 79, of Fay tteville died this morning ir local hospital from injuries cceived when he was struck ! a car Wednesday in the 3300 lock of North College Avenue. McAllister owned and opera ·A the McAllister Shoe Store ere for more lhan 50 years was born April 15, 1895 a aris. Mo., the son of Thomas . and Dora Poage McAllister nd was a member of the Firs hristian Church. He was ; larter member of the Fayette ille Downtown Rotary Clul nd the Elks Club and a eleran of World War I. He is survived by three ephews, A. D. McAllister Jr Fayetlcvillc, Eugene Cordr;, f Seattle, Wash., and J. T 'ordry of Norway, Mich.; a n c ne niece. Mrs. Ross Malson f Oklahoma City, Okla. Funeral service will be at 1 .m. Wednesday in the chape f Nelson's Funeral Home wit" urial in Fairview Memoria ·ardcns. Cyprus and con- the United States lad supported Turkey in last veek's war. The ambassador's car, sland- ng on the street outside the' embassy, was set ablaze and jurst like a bomb when ~tha lames reached its gas tank. A cluster of young men then stormed the black iron gateslpf the embassy and ripped theft open, five yards from the eh; .ranee of the building. The a'^rl^ bassador's residence is a pen't- louse on the roof. -':^ Bursts of gunfire flared "as :he demonstrators ran to tha building. · U.S. Marine guards tried to drive back the mob with tear gas, and many fled. U.N. troops in armored cars raced to the scene after the car exploded 'out they drove off immediately, apparently deciding that the demonstration was not U.N. business. Automobile Stolen A 1974 Porshe 911S was Etc-i len from Wheeler Motor Co., 3244 N. College Ave., early this morning. Fayetteville police said that this is the second time in recent months that the car. has been stolen. Police said that the building at the car lot was entered and the car keys and an undetermined amount of money was taken. The car is described as a silver two door, with vehicle iden tification number 9114101451. Air Force Transport NISSII On Flight To la Paz, Bolivia CHARLESTOM, S.C. (AP) -A U.S. Air Force transport air- ilane iboard seven crewmen is missing on a flight rom Charleston lo La Paz, Bo- ivia, a military spokesman said late Sunday night. According to the announcement, the C141 was due at La Paz around noon EDT on Sunday. However, radio contact was lost shortly before the ex- peeled arrival. A mililary spokesman saic the aircraft, which is assigne to the Charleston Air Force Base, was carrying about 16 tons of cargo. It left Charleston Saturday and stopped at How ard Air Force Base in the Ca nal Zone before heading for th Bolivian capital high in the rug- ed Andes Mountains. All seven crewmen live in the' Charleston area, the spokesman- aid. They were identified as Capti ames R. Tant, the aircraft c o m m a n d e r ; Lt, Charles tloorfield Jr., copilot; Lt. Dala . Lake, copilot; Capt. Paul N Jurroughs, navigator; T. Sgts. H. Church and Thomas H,Kuechman, flight engineers, and M. Sgt. Joseph M. Gorin, load master. "As the C141 fuel should now be exhausted and as best as has been determined it has not landed in an alternate location, the aircraft is presumed missr ing," the spokesman said.

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