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iNSiBB- Editorial s 4 For women -.- 6 Sports 11-13 Amusements E 16 Comics 17 Classified 18-21 J|ortf)toe£t The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper LOCAl FORECAST- Parlly cloudy and continued- hot and humid through Friday.. Chance ot thunderstorms to-' night and Friday. Low tonight in tho upper 60s; high Wednesday low 90s; sunset today 7:58; eunrise Friday 6:41. ' ,-^ 115lh YEAR-NUMBER 69 FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 22, 1974 ·£30 PAGES--TEN CMTS ·UUnni!ll!linilll!Illia«IN[lll»!l!llll!!lllljtl!ll!M Hospital Pharmacy Looted : ·: An undetermined amount of hard drugs \.was stolen Wednesday night in the burglary of the pharmacy at City Hospital and Geriatric Center. 221 S. School Ave. The missing 'drugs included a large amount of dermerol. Patrolman R. D. Arnold ol the Fayetteville Police Department said the burglary occurred sometime prior to 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. He said an air conditioner in the wall of the pharmacy had been removed to gain entry. An unidentified nurse, who'reported for work at 10:30 p.m., told Arnold that she noticed the air conditioner had been removed from the window, but did not think anything was wrong. Arnold said the narcotics were taken from a locked wooden cabinet which had b e e n pried open with something like a large screwdriver. The burglar knew exactly what to look for, Arnold said, because' only hard drugs were taken. All others were left behind. An inventory of the missing drugs is to be given police when hospital offciials determine the extent of the burglary. By Leaders Of Rival Factions Peace Conference Scheduled On Cyprus NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) The leaders of the Greek and Turkish Cypriot communities today neared a face-to-face m e e t i n g which President GlaTcos .derides said might be a first step toward a peace agreement. "The cessation of hostilities and the holding of the cease- fire are creating conditions which are conducive toward finding a peaceful solution of the Cyprus problem," the Greek Cypriot leader said. Clerides said he was waiting for Vice President Hauf Den- ktash, leader of the island's 120,000 Turkish Cypriots, to fix a time "when we can begin meeting to deal with a series ofj humanitarian problems which are of interest to both communities." Denktash said earlier that the meeting could be held by Saturday, but Clerides said no time had been fixed yet. The two men, who negotiated on behalf ot their communities for years before the overthrow of President Makarios and still say they are friends, have not met since the collapse of the Geneva peace negotiations Aug. 13. PRISONER TALKS ' Clerides said it was essential to discuss the exchange of pris oners, plight of refugees, restoration of communication between those persons--both Greek and Turkish Cyprlots-- who have been separated by the fighting, and the safety of Greek Cypriots in Turkish areas and Turkish Cypriots in Greek areas. Clerides talked to newsmen at the United States Embassy after signing a black-covered book of condolence for the slaying of Ambassador Rodger P. Davies, who was shot during an anti American demonstration by Greek Cypriots at the embassy on Monday. "I do not think this sad incident, which I have condemned publicly, will affect the relations between the United States and the Republic o Cyprus," Clerides said. H noted that Secretary of Stat Henry A. Kissinger had sai that the Cyprus goyernmen bore no responsibility fo Davies' death. Greek Cypriot police huntin for Davies killers held an un identified person in custody i connection with the riot that le to the shooting. Weather Picture Partly cloudy and quite warm weather was scheduled to continue in Arkansas through Friday. ,, The chance of scattered afternoon and evening thundershowers will be mainly in the northwest section of the ,state today, but over the entire state Friday. A band of showers and thun dershowers lingered through the night from the Texas Panhandle to central Missouri. The band was moving southeast early today, but should effect only the northwest section of Arkansas. ^ FACTS REVERSED IN WRECK STORY A report in Wednesday's TIMES concerning the colli ·ion of a Washington County - sheriff's patrol car and a pri vate vehicle was in error. The facts were reversed. The story said that a patro car driven by Deputy Sherif! Lawrance W. McNIel, 21 went out of control, crossei the centerline of Hwy. 7 north of Drake Field and struck a car driven by Rober Leon Lyons, 23, of Winslow This was not the case. Fayetteville police sai ' "Lyons' car swerved acros t h e centerline, probably because of mechanical fail ure, and crashed into the on · comirfg patrol car. Police said McNiel wa Unable to avoid the accident. ilBIISirannilliraiimiiraillintilllllllllllllllll!! In Free-Wheeling Display Ford Solidifying Administration WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- y officials to the White House dent Ford is marching with measured stride to solidify his till-young presidency after declaring his probable intent to eek a full four-year term in 976. He invited more than 30 mayors plus an assortment of governors, congressmen and coun- Subway Fire Victim Firemen assist a woman afier she escaped a subway tunnel fire beneath Manhattan's East River. Four rush-hour (rains were stalled and thousands evacuated through emergency exits. (AP Wire- photo) _^_ National Health Insurance Stalled In Mill's Committee Senate Acts To Reduce Arms Costs WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has trimmed military appropriations by nearly $5 billion, while balking at proposals to cut even more deeply into the Pentagon's budget. The action came Wednesday, the same day in which President Ford briefly addressed both the Senate and the House. Ford renewed his call for cooperation and announced that Pennsylvania Avenue, which connects the White House with the Capitol, has once again "become a two-way street." Both the House and the Sen ate passed bills and took other legislative action at a brisk pace in advance of the recess which begins at the end of the week. In passing the defense spending bill and sending it to a conference with the House, the Senate -first rejected an amendment placing an $81 billion spending ceiling on the Pentagon for fiscal 1975. The amendment by.Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D-Mo., lost 35 to 57. Also defeated was an amendment by Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis., to strip $150 million from the $700 million earmarked for military aid to South Vietnam/ : FINAL FORM In its final form, the military appropriation passed by the Senate totals slightly more than $82 billion. That figure is some $5 billion less than the amount requested by former President Richard M. Nixon. It is also -$1.31 billion less than the sum voted by the louse hut $3.1 billion more han ths amount appropriated n the last fiscal year. Approbations C o m m i t t e e Chairman John L, McClellan, )-Ark., said the cut, the largest n history, was necessary for nfla,tionary reasons but still maintains an adequate defense. In other congressional action Wednesday: --The Senate passed and sent to the House a compromise bill _ i v i n g veterans attending school under the GI Bill a 2c (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) As vice president, Ford said he could not envision being on oday to watch him sign legisla- the 1976 Republican ticket un- ion authorizing $8.6 billion for closed a change of position on ousing and community devel- der any circumstances. But ter- W lite House Press view has changed." and reception followed a freewheeling display of presidential will run" in two years for a full Later in the day, Ford laugh- term in the job he has held less mgly deflected questions on the hrough bureaucratic corridors subject from newsmen who ap- WASHINGTON (AP) - It appears only a lame-duck session of Congress after the November elections can rescue President Ford's top-priority plan for enacting a multibillion-dollar national health insurance bill this year. "I would prefer to reconvene following the election," said House Ways and Means Com- D. be Ford did not discuss his own specific desires, Mills said. Mills maintained that some compromise may yet emerge from Congress "if we're back in a lame-duck session, but not if we adjourn by Oct. 15." the mittee Chairman Wilbur Mills, D-Ark. "We can't home during that period of time with the problems we have in this country." Mills' assessment came after he and Ford met at the White House just a few hours after the committee failed to reach a congressional leadership's present target date. The entire House and a third of the Senate are up for election Nov. 5 but the present occupants--including any losers at the polls-keep their seats until Jan. 3, 1975. Meanwhile, the committee will resume its action on a multibillion-dollar tax revision bil! which already has consumed quick compromise on health in- j several months of the panel's surance. The failure stemmed!time. from a clash over financing methods of new taxes or another tap on general government revenues. "I told the President the membership of the committee is not in a position to come together on any proposal," Mills reported. The committee lacked consensus on such basic issues as whether the plan should be voluntary or compulsory anc whether insurance for catastro phic illnesses should be fi nanced from special new taxes or from general governmen' revenues, Mills said. Pension Plan Law Readied WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thi Senate plans to send Preslden Ford a bill today giving strong er protection to 35 to 40 million employes covered by private pension plans. The President tentatively ha. arranged to sign the bill F.ri day. The measure, under study b Congress for years, would gjar antee full vesting or permanen rights to pensions. It would require that al plans be fully funded and wouli create a 'government insuranc plan to, pay benefits when a pri vate plan fails. Other provisions would giv individual employes not in pri vate pension, plans tax in centives to set up their ow: programs. oning, stands so far as Presi- ent Ford's ultimate weapon in eeping the lid on inflationary ·age and price hikes. And in its first use of the ^chnique,' the · Ford White ·louse has revealed its brand of awboning is low-key and 1 de- oid of threats. , "I used to 'think jawboning meant just using threats or in- luccments to make people do hat you think they should do," aid Kenneth Rush, the While louse counselor who was in- trumental in getting General Motors to trim by $54 the aver- ge increase of about $500 per ar it had proposed for 1975 lodels. "But were not trying to step n and tell people they can do his, and not this. What we are rying to do is let them know lat if they take actions which In Advertising Contract Case Army Admits Probe Blunder -WASHINGTON (AP' - The Army has acknowledged that it rejected investigators' recommendations for a Justice Department inquiry of evidence of possible criminal misconduct jjy senior Pentagon officials in .awarding a $« million advertising contract. .Instead, the case was turned over to the Army's own Inspector General when, the commander of the Criminal Investigation Division, (CID) in consultation with military lawyers, found "no evidence of criminality," · spokesman said Wednesday. The spokesman said the Inspector General's continuing investigation is focusing on administrative aspects of the case, but added it is "not limited in scope." The Army previously had denied that CID investigators found evidence of possible criminal activity and had recommended o their .commander the case be handed ove rto civilian authority. ' The investigating team's recommendations were overturned by Col. Henry Tufts, CID commander. The investigation concerned the award of a contract in 1972 for promoting and advertising the new all-volunteer Army program. The contract was given to N.W. Ayer Son Inc., a New York advertihing agency which has held Army contracts since 1067. The Associated Press reported Aug. 16 that a confidential report, dated April 29, said CID investigators found what they considered evidence that the contract decision might have been wrongfully influenced by high-level Pentagon officials. They said there were "certain unusual relationships between the parties concerned" that merited further investigate but they did not allege tha anyone received favors. Among those named in th CID report were former Seer tary of the Army Robe Froehlke, William H. Kraus, member of the contract eva nation board, and Roger T. Ke ley, then assistant secretary defense for manpower an training. The CID report said, "the De partment of Justice should I immediately apprised of th facts disclosed as a result this inquiry and that the D partment of Justice initiate a invehligation as appropriate." ·--AP Wrephoto A PRESIDENTIAL RIDE IN CHICAGO . . .the White House today released this picture'oj President and Mrs. Foro! holding hands during tour through Chicago Monday ' · . . . . . ' · , ; ; , . Jawboning Looms As Ford's Ultimate Weapon WASHINGTON (AP) ·- A | we consider unjustified, we will eft use of persuasion, or jaw- let the world know," Rush said. Both White House and General Motors officials agree that in the latest case, the administration engaged in no threats and there was no bargaining. The jawboning opened Aug. 8. the day before . GM announced its price hike. GM officials Oscar A. Lundin and Henry W. Welch flew from Detroit to Washington to meet with Rush and Herbert chairrnan · of Council of visers. The GM officials presented data they felt supported their position. "I didn't bargain or try to exact promises or anything like that. We tried to let them see all the points of view," Rush disappointed Stein, outgoing the President's Economic Ad- said. "We were very in this price increase. We thought it was too much.' NEWS BRIEFS Car Found Burned A car stolen last week from he Fulton Garage, 556 W. 6lh It., was recovered Tuesday by Tayctteville police in a wooded area south of East 7th Street. The 1968 Ford Mustang, owned by William L. Gant, 707 Treadwell Ave., had been stripped and burned. Patrolman Don . Bayles said :be vehicle was found at about 7 p.m. Tuesday and t h a t he was able to obtain several fingerprints from the car, Loon Approved An additional loan of $140,000 o the city of Prairie Grove to lelp complete improvements to the water system has been approved by the Farmers Home Administration Wednesday, Hep. John Paul Hammerschmidt announced. The additional money brings the total funds committed to the system since 1966 to $761,920. The project includes a water treatment plant; 3.5 miles of transmission lines and a storage tank. Some 735 customers will be benefited. Talks Under Way WASHINGTON (AP) -- Syrian Foreign Minister Abdel Halim Khaddam has begun two days of lalks with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on the Middle East situation. K h a d d a m arrived here Wednesday. The talks are part of a continuing series Kissinger is conducting with Middle East officials to lay the groundwork for the next stage of negotiations for a peace settlement. Two Sentenced Two men charged in the July 7 robbery of a Springdale man changed their pleas to guilty Vedncsday in Washington Cir cuit Court and each received a 10-year sentence in the state jenitentiary. Prosecuting Attorney Maliloi libson said ROD Harold Lance 35, of Dexter, Mo. and Randa Podd Reglin, 23, of Spring Lake Mich, changed their pleas to guilty after a jury had been empaneled for the trial. They were charged in the .heft of $200, jewelry and a car )elonging to Deri Howerton, 71C S. Pleasant St., Springdalf about 12:30 a.m. on the morning of July 7. Woman Charged HUNTSVILLE -- Charges o attempt to kill or maim wer Tiled in Madison Circuit Cour here Wednesday against Mr? Bonnie Bolinger, about 60, o Hunts ville. Mrs. Bolinger was arrestei Wednesday in connection wit an incident in which Troy Lit trell of Forum was shot in th right leg. He is in good cond lion at the Madison Count Hospital. Sheriff Ralph Baker said th shooting occurred on Hwy. 7 where a new road is under con struction. He said details o the cause of the incident ar still under investigation. Deputy Prosecutor Howard Cain Jr. said Mrs. Bolinger is free on $5,000 bond. Arraignment is tentatively set for Sept. o. GM 1 announced, its price in- rea'se' from Detroit the next ay,- Friday Aug. 9. That was le day that President Richard [. Nixon's resignation became "fcclivc. President Ford moved into ffice, declared inflation to be is No. 1 problem and broke si- cnce on GM the next Monday. "I was very disappointed, nd ·!- -hope the General Motors action .will- not be viewed as a ignal by other auto companies r other industries," said Ford a" statement read by the Vhite House press secretary. That- was the only comrnu- ilcation - GM · - would receive rom. Ihe White. House after the lush-Stein meeting. But. as GM. Chairman Rich- ird' C. Gerstenberg explained n a statement,'the fact that the nation had'a'new President and hat Ford had tapped inflation .s the No. 1 problem made .an mprcssion on GM brass. "We did feel some response vas desirable. We felt this trorig sense of responsibility, and we acted," Gerstenberg aid. So on Tuesday Lundin and Velch. came back to the White House.. and told Rush they vould. trim- their increase by S54. The public announcement came Wednesday and was coin- mended b y ' t h e While House at the same time the administration said it-would like to see a further cutback. Officials expect the low-key, .ow-pressure Ford style to per sist. L. William ScMdman, the longtime Ford adviser who will di summit and reached him outsida the Oval )ffice as he was returning rom a visit to the Department f Health, Education and WtiF are and Capitol Hill. 1."; ; "I want you to worry about hat," he said when proddedUo leclare his 1976 intentions. But his reticence seemed motivated more by jest than anything se. In a move perhaps unprecedented, Ford went to HEW :to ign a $25 billion measure ex* tending fcdera leducation prp- rams and imposing new curb! on forced busing of school children. · . ' . . , Unofficial records showed that no previous president had i;one to a government agency o sign a major piece of legists! tion. Before stepping into the department's auditorium for the signing ceremony, Ford strolled down a long, drab corridor of the headquarters ; building, shaking -hands with federal em- ployes who stood in office doorways. INFORMAL TALKS From there, he headed to Capitol Hill where in unusual, informal appearances on th.« floor of the House and Senata he burnished his already glowing relations witli Congress. "... We can march toward the center in achieving - sorrie good results for our country' as a whole," Ford told the Senate in praising action to re-establish the Cost of Living Council, limit appropriation bills, and implement housing, pension and education programs. He said it doesn't matter that Congress and the executive branch fail to see eye-to-eye ! m some issues. "It only matters that we end up on the best side for America." he said. In the House, where · he served 25 years as a Michigan congressman, and in the Senate, Ford received .standing ovations, hundreds of handshakes and scores of friendly slaps upon the back. The HEW-Capitol Hill outing was sandwiched between two. other moves to further bolster his congressional program. He met with the congressional black caucus, and caucus members came away with braise for Ford's pledge that reel the upcoming meeting with labor dustry on inflation explained "That's his normal way of pro ceeding. It's the way he's al ways worked in the past." his door would be open to them for follow-up discussions. Ford posed for individual campaign photographs in the (CONTINUED ON {-AGE TWO) ^ Fuel Tax Hike Considered ^ LOS ANGELES CAP) Con- ·ress may be asked to raise the 'ederal excise tax on gasoline jy as much as 10 cents'a gallon n a move to fight inflation and conserve energy, the Los. Ange- cs Times reported today. 1 However, a White House spokesman and Secretary of the Treasury William E. Simon said they knew of no plans for President Ford to ask Congress ,o approve such a tax. The Times quoted unidentified administration sources as saying the Ford administration estimates such increased gasoline taxes could reduce consumption by as much as 5 per cent. That vyould put pressure on oil exporting nations to lower their prices for crude oil and strengthen the dollar by reducing U.S. oil imports, the Times quoted its sources as saying:. ··- Administration economic advisers believe $8 billion would be raised in additional gasoline lax revenues, and that could be used to reduce income taxes for families with annual incomes less than $20,000 or to help balance the federal -budget, the Times said. '--·.' The income tax reduction would more lhan balance the increase in gasoline levies fb.r lower and middle-income families, the Times quoted -its sources as saying. Additional Cuts Scheduled In Kuwait Oil Production mand for our oil. The crude will remain underground for the future," he said. Aliki said he was not convinced by U.S. Treasury Secret tary William Simon's attempt during a visit to Kuwait last month to persuade the Kuwait government to lower oil prices. The minister said he does not see "any economic reasons" to production was reduced f r o m ' w a r r a n t a price reduction. the previous level of 2.5 million I "Perhaps these (economic BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) -Kuwait's oil minsiter says his government cut the Persian Gulf state's oil production for August.and will cut it more in the next two months, the Beirut magazine As Sayyad reported today. Oil Minister Abdul Rahman Atiki did not say how much barrels a day, which already was 15 per cent below the production before the Arab-Israeli war last Oclober. "If the question of oil prices is ruled by the law of supply and demand, then we shall reduce the supply to increase de- and monetary) troubles re; suited from the economic and monetary rivalry between tha United Slates on one hand apd. Europe and Japan on the other. The later energy crisis may have been a contributing facto;

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