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INSIDE- Edilorlal 4 For women 5 Sports -.- 7-8 Entertainment 9 Comics 10 Classified 11-13 115th YEAR-NUMBER 67 st The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILU, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- Parlly cloudy and warm through Wednesday with a 23 per cent chance of showers.' Low tonight in the upper '60s with a high Wednesday in t h a mid 90s. Sunset today 8:01; sunrise Wednesday 6:39. Weather map on page 3. PAGES-TEN CENTS · £v. ! ^ -v?:-*'V' ; '--^-*^M,^^,^^ffl»BSIli3BBI^^^2««i»' : .'^ '* '"'·**"*·*..' ( £"*~t-*^;k*~r?~-»'*'S- t 3"**** ' f '"J^~**'i . M^*-^^^^^«^^^zs^aH^^3"-"^T^ta?^ ^"4 ^"x^^r* 1 "??*? *- -j . {"w-.iv.n, ,; .;' 'i-.'-'Ii T^^^Bk.TlZ_f^ : ''t'^*^^«»"^-^il^-^«^ ; ; = ? :: -? x ^~ " ~* -1 For Vice President Rockefeller Tapped WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Ford today nominated kelson A. Rockefeller to be vice president, saying the former New York governor will 'make a teammate." The choice is subject to congressional · approval, a virtual certainty. · Rockefeller said he was deep- ly honored at the call to serve i Ford and "through him all the people of this great country." Ford said he was confident Rockefeller will be approved by the required majorities in the House and Senate. "I wouldn't have picked someone who wouldn't be," the President said. Ford presented Rockefeller In a nationally televised, Oval Office ceremony. Then he took his chosen partner to the White House press room, where Rockefeller, answering questions, said he assumes Ford will be a candidate for election "to the presidency in 1976. Rockefeller, 66, said he had not discussed the political f u - ' ture with Ford. Asked who he thought would be on the ticket with Ford in 1D7G. Rockefeller replied: "You're .way down the road ahead of me." Formally announcing t h e nomination, Ford s a i d Rockefeller will be "a good partner for me and I think a good part- UA Administration To Remain Here, Bishop Asserts By PEGGY FRIZZELL TIMES Staff Writer The administrative offices for treek ,ewis was concurrently.. Arkansas defensive back Mus- kie Harris, right, being interviewed by a TV sports caster, Is badly upstaged by 18- " By'The Associated Press Warrants were issued in Nicosia today for the arrest of three persons in connection with the slaying of the U.S. ambassador to Cyprus, Rodger P. Davies. Davies was killed during an anti-American riot at the embassy in Nicosia on Monday, and Greek, Turkish and Cypriot leaders expressed shock and abhorrence over the slaying. The names of the three suspects and further details of the police investigation into the riot were not disclosed in an official statement, announcing the issue of the warrants. . . American sources in Nicosia said the U.S. Embassy in the battle-scarred Cypriot capital might be closed temporarily, and an official said unessential files were being burned "to make the job quicker if we decide to go." · But there was no indication from the State Department in Washington of any such action. Lindsay · Grant, the embassy's second in command, was flown from a vacation in Scotland to replace Davies. DEVELOPMENTS a June There were these other developments in the Cyprus situation : --The civilian government in Greece increased its authority over the military by firing the commander in chief of the armed forces and his eight top officers and replacing them with foes of the ousted military junta. --Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger said Turkey had expressed willingness to negotiate a withdrawal from part of the 40 per cent of Cyprus its troops have occupied. --Turkish troops that pushed south of Nicosia over the weekend held their positions b u t made no significant advances Little fighting was reported Monday. --The Turks in Famagusta handed over 150 Greek Cypriols to United Nations forces. Mos ! were women, children and el derly men who had been left in the east coast port city when most of the Greek Cypriols flei before thc'Turkish advance. --A U.N. economic team saic Nicosia was critically short o ring and valued at §2,000. Evader TORONTO, Representatives iles. ada. ^ j. ; \% '·/: - ,; ' ^J-'^^ *[ f X'j *;. ^ j ^ *£$. ! 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The snipers were believed to be gunmen from EOKA-B, the Greek Cypriot terrorists force whose, aim .is .to unite Cyprus with Greece and which helped to overthrow- President Ma(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) , iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiHH^ NEWS BRIEFS entenced "Skip" Lewis, 28, as sentenced to 10 e slate penitentiary ;ton Circuit Court a robbery charge, also sentenced to in prison on escape e · sentences to run ered a plea of guilty arges before Judge imings. larged with the June Dbery of a Fayette- e station, in which £12 was taken, and escape from the County Jail. is Stolen nson of Wesley told police Monday that ge shotguns, a .308 . an antique .44 cali- a watch, a diamond a 21-inch portable sion set were stolen ome. The items are ,000. p -· ·VGuviion 0, Ont. (AP) -- ives of American rs and deserters liv- ada have responded resident Ford's offer re-entry' for the ex- dent's offer was "no toblish a reconcilia- Gerry Condon, 27, a Din the Green Berets ing editor of the war magazine Amex-Can Coon Pleased LITTLE ROCK '(AP) - Ken Coon ot Conway, the Republican candidate for governor, said today he was pleased wi}h he selection of Nelson Rockefeller as vice president. "I feel he can serve the coun- ry well because as governor of iew York he was on the receiving end of many federal programs that simply didn't vork," Coon said. "With this first-hand knowledge and . as vice president, he can begin to solve many . of the individual state's .problems." · On another" matter, Coon said ie would have to know precisely what President Fore ncans by conditional amnesty 'or Vietnam war resisters before commenting. "All along I have stood against 'amnesty," said Coon Consumer Legislation WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen ate backers of legislation creat ing a federal consumer protec lion agency are making a thin attempt to shut off a filibuste and bring the measure fo a fi nal vote today. Proponents say they need to pick up seven votes to gain th two-thirds majority that woulc impose cloture on the filihusle conducted by Sen. James B. Al len, D-Ala., and other con servatives who hope to talk th bill to death. Sen. Charles H. Percy, R-IU and Sen. Abraham A. Hibieof D-Conn., principal sponsors o the bill, have been altemptin to secure the votes by offerin to compromise on the measure ic University of Arkansas will emain at the Fayetteville cam- ius tor the time being, the new ' n i v e r s i t y president, Dr. harles E. Bishop, said today. Ford's Action On Amnesty Mules Critics WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Ford's surprise offer of eniency- to Vietnam-era war evaders has muted congressional critics of any form of amnes- y and opened .a new debate on he degree of forgiveness · the nation should extend. Many congressional leaders igree with Ford that blanket mmunity is not an appropriate remedy. But many said that some orm of conditional amnesty. jrobably alternative civilian service, is needed to end the voluntary exile of thousands of young men. In a major shift in policy 'rom the past two adminis- rations, Ford told the national convention of the Veterans ol foreign Wars in Chicago on Monday that his administration proposes a policy of "earned re-entry." "So I am throwing the weight of my presidency . into the scales of justice on the side of eniency. I foresee their earned re-entry into a new atmosphere of hope, hard work, and mutual trust." Ford said, "As I reject amnesty, so do I reject revenge. "In my judgment, these young Americans should have a second chance to contribute their fair share to the rebuild ing of peace among ourselves ..." REVIEW ORDERED He said he had ordered Atty Gen. William B. Saxbe and De tense Secretary James R Schlesinger to begin a case-by- case review of 50,000 men con victed, charged or sought for draft evasion or desertion. A Justice Department spokes man said the department i.' "seeking a meeting as early as possible with Department o Defense and Selective Service officials" to examine ways t accomplish the objective Fore announced. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D Mass., who has favored com plete amnesty for those who op posed the war as a matter o conscience, called Ford' in itialive "a fresh breeze fron the White House.' "He's opening the door," sai assistant Senate Republica Leader Robert P. Griffin o Michigan. "I think it's a cou r a g e o u s and appro priat move. . . " Dr. Bishop, who arrived in Fayetteville Ihis week to assume his duties as the 15th University president, held a breakfast and question period for the area news media this morning, his second day on the job. Former chancellor of the University of Maryland at College Park, Dr. Bishop maintained an open door policy with the news media there and plans to do the same here. Following an introduction by the chairman of t h e University's board of trustees, Fred Ml Pickens, Dr. Bishop told the group that, lie intends to act as University president and chief executive for the Fayetteville campus. Responding to a remark that noted the Fayelteville campus is the only one in the UA system without a chancellor, Dr. Bishop pointed out thai ombining duties as University ·esidenl and chief admin- trator .for the Fayetteville ampus Is most economical. If the n e e d - f o r a separate drninistrative office is demon- trated, then the matter will be onsidered, he said. "But I am ot now prepared to recommend appointment ot a chan- ellor to the Fayetteville cam- IUS. CAMPUS ROLES Dr. Bishop 'expairied that in he coming year he plans to earch for the role and identi- y of each University campus n an effort to help each spe- :ialize in certain areas. In this way, the system will e composed of campuses that omplement each other, he aid. While he believes there a need for a-basic, under- raduate program in the liberal rts at all campuses,- he said ie individual campuses need examine themselves to avoid xcessive duplication of pro- rams. Asked lo define the charac- eristics of each campus. Dr. ishop said he felt it was premature to do so but t h a t he oulcl outline some of the .out- landing points about each. Referring to Fayetteville as :ie "mother campus," Dr. ishop said its complex rogram of undergraduate and raduate study and research 'ould not diminish as other ampuses.are built up. At the Little Rock campus, ie felt programs should be de- eloped particularly to meet the needs of central Arkansas. He taled that he did not think esidence halls were necessary or that campus to be effective, le proposed expansion in some f that campus' graduate pro;rams. The University Medical Cener in Little Rock has made fCONTHTUEP ON PAGE TWO) In Boston Mountain Area Water Project Said Assured MOUNTAINBURG, -- Russell . Blaylock of Mountainburg said Monday construction of water lines to serve residents In parts of Crawford and Washington Counties will start before the end of the year. Blaylock is chairman of the Boston Mountain Surburban Water District. Other commissioners are Dillwyn Paxon, vice president, and Richard McCain, both.of Mountainburg. ; When bids for construction at $725,000 were received in June at the district office of the Farmers Home Administration in Little Rock they far exceeded the original cost estimate of $490,000. Blaylock said this morning that additional funding has been made available. He said the Federal Home Administration and the Ozark Regional Commission are holding about $365,000 for construction of the project. ' To quality (or the funds the district must have signatures of 170 property owners wanting the service and Blaylock said this number has been signed up. He said the association has employed a qualified out-of-district assessor who has already started assessment of the area. The'association will get water from Lake Fort Smith and Blaylock said that water, at this time, will be supplied only to the area south of Winslow except for the Winslow School, which will receive water from the proposed distribution lines. Opposition to the plan has come from some property own crs led by J o s e p h V. Du Charme, president of the Bosto Mountain Property Owners Pro tective Association. DuCharm claims that it would be mor economical to bring water the area from the north. Lonnie Batchelor, a Van Bur en lawyer, said opposition t the plan came from person who think that the cost of th water service will be too high. Blaylock said there would b an $8.50 monthly minimum fe tor the water. --TIMES?holo by Ken Good THE UA'S.-DR. BISHOP . .meets the press on friendly'terms Examination Is Advised Further psychiatric examina tion has been recommended foi Mrs. Shirley Curry, 32. of Lowell, accused in the slaying of four persons during an early morning shooting spree July 20 Staff psychialrist Dr. Travis W Jenkins recommended in t letter to Washington Circui :ourt Judge Maupin Cummings that Mrs. Curry be sent lo the Arkansas State Hospital for fur iner evaluation to determine whether she was psychotic a the time of the murders. Jenkins said that preliminary impressions were that she was psychotic during interviews a the Ozark Guidance Center in Springdale and was "prohabl; psycholic at the time of Ih incident." Mrs. Curry pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity at he arriagnrnenl July 23 lo charge of killing her three children anc her ex-husband. Also killed during the spree was a former sister-in-law t Mrs. Curry. The woman's bn t h e r - i n - l a w w a s seriousl wounded. Congress Okays Agency To Monitor Price, Wage Hikes WASHINGTON (AP) -- Both ho House and Senate have assed a bill embodying Presi- ent' Ford's first big legislative e quest: Authority to set up an gency to monitor price and 'age Ijikes. HOUSE SEEKINGj DEATH OF DST WASHINGTON (AP) A bill to take the nation off year-round Daylight Saving Time has been approved by the House and sent to the Senate. The measure, approved Monday, provides that clocks be set back one hour on the last Sunday in October and then set forward again on the last Sunday in February. Unless Congress passes other legislation, this four- month change will revert next year to the traditional formula of six months of standard and six months of daylight lirne. Year-round Daylight Saving Time was adopted last year as a fuel conservation s t e p during the energy crisis.. The Federal Energy Ad- ministraton estimates the energy saving under the new bill will be close to the 1 per cent figure achieved nalional- ly last winter. The House on Moncla cleared the measure. 379 to 2 and the Senate followed suit few hours later, 83 to 3. The two houses now mu. lold a conference to reconci the .relatively minor diffe ehces. Sen. John J. Sparkman, I Ala., Senate manager of t! 1 bill, said he was sure a con promise version would be sei .0 the President before Co: _ress leaves on a late summe recess at the end of the week. The legislation contains i powers to re-invoke price an ,vage controls. Some Democrats said the doubted strongly whether t] bill would do anything effectii about controlling inflation. But Sparkman argued th Congress should honor Ford request and at least let hi give the monitoring agency try. AMENDMENT FAILS In the Senate several Dem crats tried to beef up the mea ure with an amendment givir the President powers to delf price or wage increases for i to 90 days. This proposal w defeated 50 to 34. The agency would he called Council on Wage and Price St Crilily under the Senate mca ure, while the House versi would name it the Cost of Li ing Task Force. It would be s e t up in 11 While House with eight mcr bcrs and four advisers, named by Ford, The agency would condu (CONTINUED COT PAGE TWO! r for our country and the rid." 1'hen, in (he press room, he ded: "1 think he'll make a eal leammate. 1 Ihink he will good for Ihe counlry. I Ihink ll tie good for Ihe world and n looking forward to working th him." Al his brief news conference, ockcfcllcr, a member of one the nation's wealthiest fami- s, fended off questions about s personal finances, but said will make whatever dis- osures a r e required in e congressional confirmation ocess. He refused lo divulge his net orlh at Ihe news conference, untly telling questioners: You're not the commillee of ongres/s." "I will do two things," he aid. "I will conform tolally ilh whatever the law requires nd I will answer any questions icmbers ot Congress feel ap- ropriate." As for his vast holdings, he lid he assumed they would be aced in trust. Ford said the selection was a tough call." Rockefeller said e President first contacted im directly Saturday -- the ay the While House dismissed ublislied allegations that Rock- 'eller money had financed ef- irls to disrupt the 1972 Demo- ratic National Convention. Rockefeller said Ford told im Monday night that he was ie choice for vice president. From the lime Richard M, ixon resigned on Aug. 9, lockefeller had been rated a rime prospect in vice presi- enlial speculation. KEPT SECRET His name and that of Re- ublican National Chairman 5eorge Bush dominated the 11- ay guessing game. Ford man- gcd to keep his secret until ie formal announcement. Bush said the choice of Rocke- eller \v a s outstanding: thai o n e ; couldn't find a man of more stature' and who possesses m o r e adminsitrative .bilily.'' . Following the qucstion-and- .inswcr session with reporters, lockefeller was lo fly to Maine o continue his vacation, going irsl to Bal Harbor and then to Seal Harbor. Ford called Rockefeller "a person whose long record of accomplishments in the government and outside is well mown." Rockefeller, 66, served 15 ,'curs as governor of New York, resigning last November o head his own commission on he problems facing America. Rockefeller had twice run for he White House. His resignation was widely regarded as a move lo posilion himself for a ,hird campaign in 19T6. Before striding from the Oval Office, Rockefeller walked down the line of congressional leaders and Cabinet officers who were present for Ford's announcement, shaking hands and accepting smiling con- Iratulalions. The ceremony was brief but carefully orcheslralcd. Ford en- icring from a side door to the Oval Office desk he assumed H days as;o upon Ihe resignation of Richard M. Nixon. II was only last October that Ford himself was nominated CONTINUED ON P GE TWO) Gas Short-age Seen NEW YORK (AP) -- The Northeast is likely to have a curtailment of natural gas sun- plies this winter that could lead to plant closings and lay-offs, Federal F,nergy Adminislrator John C. Sawhill says. Sawhill said it has not been determined how severe the shorlage might be, but he said residenlial use would not be affected by any shortfall. The federal energy chief did not specify at a "Project Independence" hearing on Monday what plants might be /iffected by a shortage of natural gas, but heavy users include the chemical and auto industries. On Proposed Flint Creek Plant Ouster Of SWEPCO Testimony Asked LITTLE ROCK (AP) _ Assistant Atty. Gen. Fred Fraw- ey asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission Monday to throw out as "blatantly incomplete" the written Icslimony of six of the nine witnesses Southwestern Electric Power Co. has filed in behalf of i t s proposed power plant in Bonton County. The PSC had given SWEPCO and Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. until Aug. 16 to file written testimony in preparation for a public hearing on their joint application for the proposed $100.1 mi'.liori plant on Lidle Flint Creek near Gentry. Frawley challenged the test! mony of five wifnesses from ,argcnt and Lundy, a Chicago- )ased firm acting as consulting engineers on the project, and of Raymond Neal, SWEPCO's construction manager. Frawley said Ihe leslimony does not present any evidence that must be examined and decided by the PSC. lie said it docs nol give the intervenors the opportunity to challenge the truth of the wit nesses' statements by the usua techniques available during cross-examination. Frawley represents the stati Health and Planning depart ments, who arc intervenors. He said that SWEPCO noted hat Neal was the author of parts of the response which the itility made to a finding that its original environmental im- lact statement was deficient. He said SWEPCO also said Neal would be available for questions. However, Frawley said lha authors of other sections of the response and the original impact statement are not known. Therefore, he said, no part of the impact statement or response can he offered as part of an exhibit to tho testimony of the five Sargent and Lundy witnesses.

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