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INSTOt- For Women .....;.;.. 3 Editorial' ....! 6 Sports 27-29 Comics ... E .......; '.... 32 Classified ...../../ , 33-35 Amusements ...7.. 36 115th YEAR-NUMBER 6« The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIU.E, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2T, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Clear to partly cloudy through' Thursday and continued warm with a chance of thundorshow- ers tonight and Thursday. Low last night 68. Low tonight near 70, high Thursday near 90. Sunset today 8 p.m.; sunrisa Thursday 6:ll a.m. Weather map on page 38, ·£48 PAGES-TEN CENTS Organization. Nonexistent Alphabet Bombing Suspect Jailed LOS ANGELES CAP) -- Afspell out the group's name "in[port that killed three persons Yugolavian immigrant with a record of sex offenses has been arrested for investigation of murder, and police say he is the "alphabet bomber" whose deadly charges three prsons. have killed .Felice and the FBI said Muharem Kurbegovic, 31, was taken into custody on Tuesday night after he planted a tape recording in a trash can in a restroom at a Hollywood take-out Kurbego v ic was the man who identified himself restaurant. They said telephone calls tape recordings as and other "Isaac Ra--AP Wireptioto MUHAREM KURBEGOVIC .. .Yugoslavian Immigrant sim." military leader of an or- gnizalion he called Aiens of America. He was called the alphabet bomber after threatening to jlood" unless immigration and sex laws were repealed. William A. Sullivan, assistant director of the FBI in charge of the Los Angeles office, said Kurbegovic was apparently acting alone and "at this time it would be my opinion that there is no such group as the Aliens of America." Police said Kurbegovic, who had been employed until this week at a blueprint company in Los Angeles, was unarmed and offered no resistance when he was arrested. Kubegovic, who has light, curly, short hair, was marched past newsmen at police headquarters and booked in connection with an Aug. 6 blast at Los Angeles International Air- and injured 35. Last Friday . night, in response to a warning from the man who called himself Isaac Rasim, police found a 25-pound bomb planted in a locker in a downtown bus station. The device was disarmed. After Kurbegovic's arrest, police aided by bomb-sniffing dogs searched his Hollywood apartment and hauled away what they describe as a large cache of chemicals and explosives. · . They said the haul included numerous bottles of clear liquids, several cans of gunpowder, a large spool of electrical wire, a cassette tape recorder, a gas mask and a number of books on how to make bombs. Police would not say what the clear liquid was, but they said all of the material found could be used in making a large quantity of powerful explosives. Sullivan said it was not known where the explosives were obtained. A police spokesman said plainclothes officers and FBI agents had been following Kur- begovic for more than 18 hours before his arrest at the restaurant. Carl's Jr, Witnesses at the restaurant described him as "mild looking." Tim Rios, 26, night manager at Carl's Jr., said the man ran in through a side door, followed by armed plain-clothcs- men. He said the man was brought out of the restaurant handcuffed after what appeared to be a brief struggle. Sullivan said the Immigration Service sifted the records of aliens living in the Los Angles area, while police searched their records for aliens with records of sex offenses. He said Kurbegovic was an alien with such a record, although Sullivan declined to give any details. Kurbegovic has been a resident alien in (he United Stales since 1367, Sullivan said. He said the tape found Tuesday night when Kurbegovic was arrested "reiterated political philosophy" espoused earlier by Rasim and did not contain a bomb threat. Without any elaboration, Police Cmdr. Peter Hagan said investigators also had linked Kur- begovic to a firebombing Nov. 9 at the home of former Police Mansfield Sees Quick Action On Rockefeller . WASHINGTON ate Democratic IAP.) -- Sen- leader . Mike Mansfield promised quick action today on Nelson A. Rockefeller's nomination to be vice president. ' · Mansfield told . reporters every effort would ge made "to get it done before we go out in October." With overwhelming praise. except from some longstanding Republican foes, Rockefeller's confirmation by Congress is virtually assured, but there is some question about how long it will take. Congress plans to meet only about six more weeks'between now and November. Congress is scheduled .to begin a Labor Day recess Thursday and is tentatively scheduled to recess again in October for re-election campaigning. , Chairman of both House and S e n a - i e confirmation committees declined Tuesday to set any target date and House Judiciary Chairman -Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., did not rule out confirmation after the November elections. "I'm not going to set any timetable except whatever timetable is necessary for thorough and responsible consideration," Rodino said. FBI INVESTIGATION Rodino and. Senate Rules Committee Chairman Howard ; VV. Cannon, D-Nev., set con firmation machinery, including requests for a full FBI investigation, in motion immediately after President Ford named Rockefeller his nominee. Both chairmen said a major question is how long it will take to investigate Rockefeller's multimillion dollar financial holdings to see whether there are any conflicts of interest. Rockefeller' flew into Washington in his own plane Tuesday morning to accept the nom' ination, held his first news conference, paid courtesy calls on some congressmen and then flew out to continue a vacation · in Maine. Before he left he told news men he believes President Fore "has every intention" of seeking election in 1976 to a full term. "That was my impression that's what I urged, that's my assumption," Rockefeller said In another session with re porters Rockefeller said he did not talk to Ford about the Pres idenl's 1976 plans. A White House spokesman later sai there was no discrepancy in Rockefeller's statements sinci Rockefeller spoke with Ford on two different occasions. Rockefeller said it would be resuniptuous of him to talk bout his own hopes for 1976 iefore Congress confirms him. Ford,- whose selection of Rockefeller was a well-kept: se- ret, called the -vice president esignate "a good partner for me ... for our country and the vorld." Rockefeller's ' nomination ·rew wide-ranging praise from ongressnien including Black Caucus Chairman Charles W. Rangel, D-N.Y. But it drew dis- ippointment from conservative Republicans including-Sen. Bary M. Goldwater of Arizona. Rockefeller refused to support Goldwater's 1964 GOP jresidcntial candidacy and joldwater said Rockefeller's nomination "is not going to set veil with the conservatives in the Republican Party. "I warned the President of that and I am sure he understood that," Goldwater said. But Goldwater said Rockefeller is eminently qualified to be vice president and'he will support him. ' . Rep. John M. Ashbrook of Ohio, a conservative candidate in several 1972 Republican presidential primaries,' said he was "very disappointed" at the selection. "He has continually been rejected nationwide by the majority of the Republican Party .".. Throughout his career he has used his influence to increase spending and debt," Ashbrook said. But House Republican Leader John J. Rhodes said, "I can't believe conservative Republicans feel broadening the base coNTTNtTEi ON PAGE TWOJ July's Living Cost Increase Lowest Reported This Year WASHINGTON (AP) -- The higher prices on cars, medical cost of living rose eight-tenths of a per cent in July despite an easing in the increase in food prices, the government said today. The July report marked only he second lime this year the monthly increase in the government's Consumer Price Index has been less than 1 per cent. The July increase would amount to an annual rate of inflation ahead of 9.6 of last per cent, still year's 8.8 per cent inflation rate. Prices as of July 31 .were, 11.8 er cent higher than in July 1973, the 'government said. That is th'e biggest 12-month jump since the year ending September 1947, when the increase was 12.6 per cent. The Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics said, however, workers managed' to gain ground last month in their race with inflation. Spendable earnings, . after taking account for inflation, moved up by two tenths of I per cent. But since it was only the second monthly increase this year, real spendable earnings were 5.3 per cent less than a year earlier. The major factors pushing up prices in July, the department said, were higher interests costs for home buyers ane care and restaurant meals. The increase in prices for regular gasoline showed from six-tenths of a penny in June to a two-tenths of a cent jump in July. The latest national aver age price worked out to 55.8 cents a gallon. Food prices actually rose one-tenth of one per cent. Bu because they usually rise much more in July, the Labor De parlment adjusted the change for seasonal variation. The re suit was a four-tenths of one per cent drop as far as the gov ernment's index is concerned. The price of beet, dairy prod ucts, eggs and fresh fruits which normally rise in July, de clined. Fresh vegetable prices de clined even more than usual. Grocery store prices in creased on poultry, pork, suga and sweets and cereal and bak ery products. However, the food price slug gishness in July did not reflec healthy increases already work ing their way up to the grocer store level. The government had reporte earlier this month a whoppin 6.4 per cent increase in price for food and farm products a the wholesale level. This rise i expected to work its.way to th consumer level over the nex few months. ommissioner Emmett C. VIcGaughcy and to another at- emptcd firebombing at the lome in the last six months. Rasim demanded in one of his messages that Mc.Gaughey and George Milemore, former captain of the police commission's investigative unit, be arrested for murder in the 1970 mistaken slayings by police of two Mexican aliens. The two were killed accidentally as officers raided an apartment looking or a murderer. Seven officers later were exonerated of wrongdoing. .Police said McGaughey and Mile- more had nothing to do with the shooting. On Saturday night, a powerful explosion leveled a warehouse in a nearly deserted in-' (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Ford To Sign $25 Billion Schools Bill WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pfes- dent Ford plans to sign today $25 billion education bill ex- ending Great Society school id programs and imposing lew busing curbs. Ford scheduled a trip across own for .a 1 p.m. CDT public eremony at the Department of lealth, Education and Welfare. In what was reviewed as a ieace-making gesture, major ducation organizations were nvit'ed to witness the hill sign- ng. Many had battled with former President Richard M. Nix- in over his not infrequent -etoes of education money bills. Ford, who has labeled in- lation "public enemy No. 1," already has warned Congress igaint -spending -at levels au- horized in the new bill through 978. But he told a joint session of Congress, on Aug. 12 that his ·eservations about the measure 'fade in comparison to the ur- jent needs of America for qual- ty education." In implementing its provi- iions, however, Ford said he vill "oppose excessive funding luring this inflationary crisis." The bill authorizes $7.2 billion next year alone. A compromise between the louse and Senate versions pro- libits federal courts from ordering the busing of a child beyond the closest or next-closest school to achieve desegregation, unless necessary to protect the constitutional rights of minority children. A House provision requiring tCONTENTJED ON PAGE TWO) CYCLIST: KEEP HANDS ON BAR Angered by another motorist, a 17-year-old Fayetteville youth turned on his motorcycle to make an angry gesture to the driver and lost control of his cycle about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Listed in good condition al Washington Regional Medica Center is Charles L. Horn of Route 9. Police safd he lost control of his cycle on Old Wire Road near Butterfield Trail, ran off the road, skidded six paces on the pavement and 25 paces into a ditch. He told police a woman pullet onto the highway in his path and made him angry. When he turned to show his anger, he lost control of the cycle. iitiirairaiifBraiiiiinfiiiiiiifliiiiiiiiiiiiiinraiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii Deputy Wrecks Cruiser Deputy S h e r I f f Lawrence Wayne McNiel, 21, of Route 1, Winslow, escaped serious injury when his patrol unit wcnl out of control in (he 3000 block of Sonth.School Avenue and collided with a car driven by Robert Leon Lyons,' 23, of Route 1, Winslow. Police quoted McNiel as saying something went wrong with the : steering of his car caus- ing him to lose confrol of (hs vehicle. (TIMESpholn by Ken Good) Turkey Ready For Negotiation By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (because of. ethnic,.religious and Turkish Premier Bulent Ece- vit said today Turkey is ready , o negotiate "reasonable 1 changes in the demarcation line carved out by Turkish forces on Cyprus, and that he is "more optimistic than before * that Cyprus negotiations can start again." He said he and · British Am- jassador Sir Horace Philips -520000 cultural differences, "There is no concept of a Cyprus nation on either side. No one can speak of a Cypriot nation. If they live separately but side by side they will find the possibility of an agreement," he said. The Turkish Cypriot community on Cyprus 'numbers 120,000. The Greek Cypriots number met for 45 minutes in Ankara and discussed possibilities for restarting the talks and that Britain is contacting all the parties involved. Ecevit told newsmen he is willing to meet with Greek Premier Constantine Caramanlis "anywhere, anytime." Ecevit said Turkey has made an open call to all pa'rties -- Greek Cypriots, Greece and Britain--for immediate negotiations on a Cyprus settlement. "Until the final status is settled chaos will reign on the island," he said. "The Greek Cypriots will suffer from this at least as much, in fact more than the Turks." Ecevit said there is an absolute need for sparate areas for the Greek and Turkish Cypriots Popular Vote Curbed City Directors Retrieve leash Issue By JACK WALLACE · TIMES Staff Writer The City Board of Directors unanimously reversed itself Tuesday night by-rescinding a previous motion to take t h e question of a year around "leash law" to a vote of the people, thereby taking responsibility upon itself for regulations governing animal control. The 7-0 vote reversed a decis.' sion made Aug. 6 to submit the "leash law" portion for a vote at the November General Election. But final,approval ot the proposed animal control ordinance was delayed until the Sept. 3 meeting, which will include a public hearing on the matter. At the outset of the meeting, Mayor Russell Purdy commen-j ted that "after careful consi-i deration, I think I would like to have a chance to re-vote this matter of placing this before the public. I think the people elected us to do these jobs. There are certain things that automatically, legally have to go before the people to vole on and there are some other things which we arc empowered to vote on and I behove the people elect us for this purpose." Several members of t h e Board expressed concern that a majority of the voters might reject the "leash law" portion simply because they did not agree with some other provision of the ordinance and for this reason voted to keep the entire matter for the Board alone to decide. At the public hearing Sept. 3, citizens attending the Board Meeting will have an opportunity to express their feelings about the proposed ordinance prior to f i n a l approval. According to state law, a citizens' petition drive may he instituted to place the ordinance on the ' November ballot. The drive must be completed within 30 days after final approval of the proposed ordinance by the Board. the major changes in the proposed ordinance included: --Revising the structure for a yearly tax on dogs and cats. Previously the ordinance set a yearly fee of $1 for each neutered male or spayed female and $2 for each nnneutered male and unspayed female. The provision was changed to raise the tax for unneulered males and unspayed females to $3 per year. --Tags (tax and rabies) must be attached to a collar for dogs and cither a collar or "other acceptable method" on cats. After approval of the rever- The original proposal said that sal, the Board went through the I the tags must be attached to ordinance section by section)collars for both animals, but making additions and deletions several persons objected to the to the proposed law. Some oil collars on cats because ot the possibility of a cat strangling on the collar. -- Changed the "leash law" portion slightly to apply to any dog or cat running at large instead of just those upon which a tax has been collected. --Added portions dealing with vicious dogs, barking or howling dogs and offensive odors. The possible final approval ol the ordinance Sept. 3 would mean that the new law would become effective immediately upon passage and that all cats and dogs in the city would fall under its provisions. The city now has a six-month "leash law" period -- April t h r o u g h September--during which dogs are not allowed to run al large. The -Turks invaded Cyprus July 20, five days after a Greek national guard coup overthrew the constitutionally elected president, Archbishop Makarios, with a plan to join Cyprus to Greece. The Turks now control more than one-third of the island in the northeast. The boundary runs roughly from Lefka in the west 65 miles to the main port of Famagusta in the east. The United Nations reported that Turkish forces already have ordered U.N. peacemaking per(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) NEWS BRIEFS Bond Issue Passes SILOAM SPRINGS -- Voters tiere approved a $2 million Act 9 bond issue for expansion of the Citation Manufacturing Co. The vote was 397 in favor of the issue and 164 opposed. The plant manufactures automatic car wash and industrial cleaning equipment. The election results will be certified by the Benton County Election Commission early next week, according to City Clerk Neil Lancaster. Rollback Planned DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors announced today that in respone to a request hy President Ford it will partially roll back a planned price increase for 1975 cars. GM said it would reduce the scheduled increase by an average $54 from the previously announced figure. The auto maker's action had been predicted by the Detroit Free Press in a dispatch from its Washington bureau. Liquor Stolen MILAN, Italy (AP) -Thieves chopped their way through a warehouse wall during the night and stole 7,000 bottles of whisky and 2,5(10 bottles of champagne, estimated worth $150,000, police said today. Amnesty Rejected CHICAGO (AP) -- The Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention has voted unanimously to oppose amnesty for draft dodgers and deserters. About 4.000 delegates approved without dissent on Tuesday a resolution opposing amnesty. The vole came one day after President Ford chose the VFW convention to announce a review of policy toward the estimated 50,000 Americans living abroad because of draft resistance or desertion. The VFW resolution urgec that deserters and draft evaders he made to face the judicial process. Embasy Stormed SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -A b o u t 2 0 0 demonstrators stormed the shuttered Japanese Embassy today and tore the embassy sign from the building. They were protesting Tok yo's disclaimers of moral or le gal responsibility for the at tempted assassination of Presi dent Chung Hee Park. The third day of protests a 1 Nixon Home Improvement Under Study WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ths ;overnmenl is going to re : examine all publicly financed terns installed in Richard M. Vixen's Florida and California ]omcs with an eye to recovering what it profitably can, according to the head of the Genal Services Administration. Arthur F. Sampson said his agency will "look at every tern" installed while Nixon vas President, and then decide vhat should he done with them now. From Nixon's 1968 election mtil mid-1973, the government put $1,156.075 worth of equip- nent and capital improvements nto Nixon's homes at San Cle- mcnte, Calif., and Key Biscayne, Fla. Other, larger sums were spent on adjacent offices and administrative facilities. Sampson said on Tuesday the examination will be to "determine what is in the best interest of the federal government." He said it wouldn't be in the government's interest to dig up $3,000 worth of wiring if the salvage value was only a few dollars. But other-items no longer needed and easily removed could be reclaimed. The GSA was heavily criticized when details of its spending at Nixon sites emerged through news reporting and congressional hearings during 1973. The government claimed most of the expenditures were required for security protection. Sampson said he is considering what to do at Key Biscayne if Nixon sells either or both of his homes there. As President, Nixon used one house for a vacation residence and the second for an office. the embassy followed a stale ment oy Premier Kim Jong-pi to say that Japan had no blame in tho episode was "nonsensical." Park's wife and a teen-age girl were killed in the assassination attempt last week, hut the president was unhurt. The assassin, Moon Sekwang, is a Korean who lived in Osaka, Japan. The government leased two others in the compound for administrative and security offices. "We are loqking at thosa leases now," said Sampson. He believes the government would have to do some work to restore the homes for residential use. But he said he believes the government would not be obligated to do any work at the home Nixon used for an office. He said security protection JCOKTINUED OJ} P/JGE TWOJ

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