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WSIDE- For women 3 Editorial 4 Sports ;.; 9-11 Amusements 12 Comics -- 13 Classified 14-17 Jtortfjtocst 115th YEAR-NUMBER 70 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy through Saturday with hot days and m i l d nights. Chance ot Irmndcrshow- crs afternoon and evenings. Low tonight upper 60s with a Saturday high in Iho upper 80s to low OOs. Sunset today 7:57; sunrise Saturday G:42. Weather map on page 6. PAGES-TEN CENTS Transition Team Proposes n Courthouse Renovation New Open Administration WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres-! idenl Ford's transition team has urged him to downgrade the Office of Management and Budget and enlarge his circle of domestic advisers, trading in Richard M. Nixon's tight policy circle for a more open administration. Interior Secretary Rogers C. B. Morton, a member of. the four-man transition team, said in an interview T h u r s d a y that it recommended: - --Stripping OMB of its policymaking role, leaving its budget- managing functions on a par with the functions and influence ,of other agencies, and depart. men Is. . --Expanding to about six the number of top presidential advisors, to include Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger plus advisers on budget, domestic policy, economics, personnel and the President's legal counsel. This enlarged circle could Include a place for the vice president, Morton suggested. --Reducing the size of the White House staff, although no specific target was established. --Making the secretary of the T r e a s u r y t h e "dominant spokesman" on economic mat ters and assigning to the Conn Steeple Airlift Scheduled State approval of Fayette- ville-Washinglon C o u n t y ' s designation as a Bicentennial community was announced by Bob McKinney, chairman, at a Bicentennial Steering Committee meeting Thursday. The proposal was approved earlier this month at a meeting of the slate committee at the Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas. The proposal has been forwarded to the regional office and from there will go to the national American R e v o l u t i o n Bicentennial Committee. Mrs. Elaine Walker, representing the Northwest Arkansas Regional Planning Commission, said Springdale has received the national designation and it will be presented f o r m a l l y Sept. 24. The earliest expected date Fayetteville - Washington County's application can be acted upon is September 15. FUNDS AVAILABLE - She added that the state committee is now accepting funding applications for bicentennial projects and that $40,000 is available to the state committee for allocation lo com, munities. At the state meeting here, M r s . Glennis Parker, a director, had discouraged any hope of funding for projects, saying that generally local communities would have to get donations from local sources. Mrs. Walker also said she had been notified that the state will get $200,000 in federal funds for bicentennial projects to be matched by an equal amount from the state. She said that some local matching will also be required but said the ratio was not announced. She urged the committee to immediately start w o r k on applications for the initial -$40,000. McKinney asked members to explore ways to coordinate all activities planned by various groups lo celebrate tho nation's 200th birthday. "We need to get a wider base in the community and would welcome suggestions from any individuals or groups who have servances, 1 plans for ' he said. tha ob- cil of Economic Advisers a role more limited to economic analysis. Morton said he believed Ford probably would want to review cabinet and agency assignments and might make some changes by the end of October, but he said the transition team made no recommendations concerning appointments to top jobs. On Ford's transition team witii Morton were former Pennsylvania Gov. William W. Scranton, White House aide John O. Marsh and NATO Ambassador Donald Rumsfeld. During the Nixon administration, domestic policy issues were largely settled by. or at least filtered through, OMB director Roy L. Ash, presidential domestic adviser John D. Ehrlichman and White House staff chief H.R. Haldeman. Ehrlichman and Haldeman resigned last year as a result of the Watergate scandal. Ash remained as the head of OMB but is rumored to be marked for eventual replacement by someone of Ford's choosing. In the Nixon administratioi there were reports that cabine members and agency heads fel cut off from policy making. [ISHII Ijllllllllll HI ![||||ll!]lllilllllll!lll!l[|lllll1[||lll!llll III lll]y||[ll!l!ll .nty Now dal Area A proposal to incorporate progress · exposition with th .975 Washington County Fail made by Morris H. Collier, wa greeted with enthusiasm by th :ommitlee- members. Collier explained that w h a he had in mind was an expo sition to show the changes i the area from the early pionee (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) . Tax Increase Said Answer , To Inflation · NEW LONDON, N.II. (AP) Harvard economist John Ken neth Galbraith says the stabi ity of the federal governmen will remain in jeopardy as Ion · as political leaders refuse ' take unpopular steps to curb i · flation. , - Galbrailh told a Colby Co lege audience Thursday nig that President Ford's top eco i nomic priority in cutting fede '. al expenditures is "oratory." . Raising taxes accomplishe the same end more quickly an t effectively, and until the Pres dent takes that step "he isn 1 serious", about curbing i 1 flation, Galbraith said. r The former ambassador 2 India said Americans are pa ; ing an increased tax in t' ; form of rampant inflation. " He outlined his own econom J strategy which he said won slow inflation to 3 or 4 per cen J Galbraith called for the i i stitiifion of tough wage, pri 1 and profit controls, an increa in federal income taxes f i those with incomes of $15,000 1 above and modest increases s corporate income taxes. s The former adviser to Pres t dent John F. Kennedy a 1 s V urged federal encouragement o s increased food, fuel, and ferti s zer production. He said sho - supply of the commodities is key factor in today's inflation - m m FT r~ m^m m . fc^ · ^« ^* m m m With a little help from the .S. Army, the old tower of I e Washington County Court- c ouse will get a new hat in s couple of weeks. A crew of Army specialists i rom Fort Sill, Okla., was in 1 ^ayetteville Thursday to in- ! iect the tower and the new 1 eeple, already built at Spring- ale Price Drop Irks Farmers On Continent PARIS (AP) -- French' and merman farmers dump tons of liquid manure outside government offices. Belgian farmers block main roads around Brussels with tractors. French pig farmers prevent a ship from unloading 1,200 tons of Chinese pork. Dutch farmers isolate two mrbor towns, .blocking all freight movements. Europe's millions of small farmers, often cultivating only a few acres, are taking to the roads demanding that their governments and the Common Market take radical action. Gross overproduction has pushed the prices paid the armers for their beef, pork, wine, fruits and vegetables down while the cost of fuel, fer- ilizer, feed and credit have shot up 15 to 30 per cent. Retail prices do not reflect he drop in farm income. The armers charge that the governments have taken only limited steps to give them direct aid and meanwhile have done little or nothing to control the booming profits they claim the middlemen are amassing. The Common Market's Comm o n Agricultural Policy-- 2AP -- is supposed to harmonize 'arm prices and conditions throughout the nine member nations. But it is largely ignored by various governments ,hat adopt policies to meet their own problems. THREAT SEEN West German Agricultura Minister Josef Ertl warned las 1 week the CAP was in danger of disintegrating completely. Ertl blamed the crisis on ex change rate fluctuations which mean invoking complicated border taxes. However, 30,000 Bavarian farmers thought their govern ment was to blame anc marched on Munich to protes against a 10 per cent drop in farm prices. They accused Bonn of doing nothing while other Commoi Market countries subsidize! their farmers and Italy raisec import barriers against Ger man produce. Italian farmers are not happj either. They have gathered in the thousands to close roads and rail lines from Switzerlam and Austria in an effort to bar imports of m i l k , cheese an( other produce from those na lions and Germany. They fought German trucl drivers trying to break througl the blockades, emptied mil] from tankers and dumpec cheeses on the roads. Train bringing in sugar were anothe target. Barring tech ie Army team rane-hclicopter teeple atop the Maj. Jimm: nander of the t he 273rd Avia ill, said the h argcst helicop \orld." Ford said 11 i ! V V V vv'V ,'."-, I; ;:-^TO *.-^.lMrw KsScgp^' sSi^-'CSS ~i?^ -- : r~ ^ '' . 6#?v iV'i ^ \$ '. ttgjjg£2[]£jig]9)j|iyj fW^^SWtv · '- It Isn't c l e car owner ha D^ L//.J r C WASHING! living much ion to memb sion plans h 'resident, ] years of work T h e S e n a jassed the co 15-0. The Hou on Tuesday 4 Ford has in sign the bill can be arrat gressional spo The bill se hat 35 millior sons covered ,he retireme lad expected Congrssiona llllllillElllllinillllill 1 Spreadin WASHINGT Chairman Wi Ark., of the Ways and Me Tying to sp along a gk with a remin sion may be ical problems, ,vill use a large to place the tower Sept. 8. Ford, com- opter is "the in the free the Sept. 8 date was chosen because it is a Sunday. He said the move will be made early In the morning while the air is cooler and before traffic becomes a problem. The aircraft will perform better in cool morning air. Ford said that because of move than hurricane force winds produced by the helicopter's rotor wash - more than 160 miles per hour -- people and traffic will be kept at least a block away from the c o u r t house. County Judge Vol Lester, who coordinated the Army effort, said he will ask city, county and state police to help control an expected large crowd and auto traffic. Because ot the high winds, signs and windows on nearby buildings may be broken. The helicopter's crew will make a dry run lo the courthouse and hover over the tower Saturday afternoon before the actual move. Also, the aircraft will move the steeple from its resting place at a Springdale lumber yard to the Springdale Airport Saturday afternoon, Lester said. The Saturday move will giva the crew a chance to determine how the aircraft will react to the particular load and how the steeple will handle the ride. During the acutal move Sunday morning, the helicopter will bring the steeple to the courthouse from the cast, flying over (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Don't Say He Didn't Warn You in the family, but he hasn't hesitated to give other motorists fair warning. Photog- rapher Ken Good took the picture through the windshield of his car in heavy (raffle North College Avenue. Pension Protection Approved stronger protec- :rs of private pen- has been sent to Ford, climaxing Congress, on Thursday for the con- t benefits they studies showed most plans worked satisfac- set up pension plans or raise torily -but that thousands of persons never -received promised benefits. The measure also provides new tax incentives to self-em- ployecl persons to improve their own pension programs and for employes to set up individual programs when their companies do not have a plan. Sponsors said it was a major step in improving the pension system but conceded they would like to see further progress. Some critics have said the measure is inadequate because it would not require firms to NEWS BRIEFS CAP) - spread some cheer gloomy Wall Stret reminder that tax revi- Thursday at its lowest since July 14, 1970, Mills' office re- eascd a statement that noted the sagging market. It said the tax revision bill to given final consideration by the committee beginning Sept. 11 will include a number of provisions in the area of capital gains and losses, which should be of material benefits to taxpayers and across the nation." investors Rescued From The Sea Coastguard swimmers h a u l ·n Injured victim of n hclicop- (er crash onto pontoort of (he downed craft off Newport, R. I. Thursday. Four occupants of the helicopter, which had b e e n photographing America's Cup finals, w e r e rescued, and one man hilled. (AP Wirepholo) Manhunt Continues Authorities are still searching for Robert Lee Grubhs, 24, of ^ Fayetteville, who along with two o t h e r inmates, escaped § from a Cummins prison Farm work detail Wednesday. He is believed to be in the Watson Chapel area southwest of Pine Bluff, police said. Grubbs was serving 14 years from Washington County for burglary of the sheriff's office Two guns were taken from he evidence room in that burgla.y Officials said Ihe two other J inmates, Alvio Arnold, 24, ol Bentonville and Kenneth Johnson, 26, of Cralghead County, were captured shortly after the escape. 'Earlier Grubbs had incorrect ly been reported back in eus tody. Demolition Opens Demolition of buildings on the north side of Center Street just west ot Block Avenue has been started by the Urban Renewal Agency. Robert Dugan of the UR said encing has been placed along he sidewalk in the demolition area lo protect pedestrians. However, he said, the build- ngs will be torn down by hand and no heavy machinery would e used in the project. Current plans call for First Federal Savings and Loan lo construct, a building in the area. This is the second contract for the Downtown Urban Renewal, Dugan said. Vehicles Stolen Two vehicles were recently reported stolen according to Fayetteville police reports. A three-quarter ton flatbec truck owned by Jim Warfprc of Fayetteville Spring Service, South Washington Avenue ai East 7th Street, was reportet missing this morning. Police said that the truck was n o I painted, and had no tags. Rick Calhoon of 808 Lawson St; told police that his car was stolen from the Misty Hollov Apartments parking lot some time between 10:30 p.m. Thurs day and 1:30 a.m. today. The vehicle was described as a 1969 red Camaro with a black viny hard top and Arkansas License number BVL463. University Status LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Dr Silas Snow, president of Stat College of Arkansas at Conway said today that if the legisla lure grants SCA university stat us, SCA officials would like th college's name lo be changed I the University of Central Ar kansas. resent payments. About half the U.S. work orce now is covered by plans. average payment is iroximalely $141 a month. Major provisions of the bil ap- Eligibility--All employes plans. Presently, they are limit ed to 10 per cent or $2,500. Tax incentives for individua employes not in private pensio }lans would permit the employ is to put up to $1,500 a year i tax-exempt funds into their ow plans. ·ould have to be admitted to a elision plan, if the company as one, at age 25 and after one ear of service. VESTED INTEREST Vesting (an employe's guar- ntecd right to a pension after specified period of service)-'he company would have to adopt one of three alternatives nder which the employe would ave 100 per cent vested rights fter being on the payroll no onger than 15 years. Funding--Employers would ave to put sufficient amounts nto pension funds in Ihe fulurc o meet pension liabilities in- urrcd each year. To make up or any deficits for past serv- em'ployers would have to make annual payments so that ull funding would be achieved 30 years, or 40 years in w cases. Portability--A voluntary por- ability plan would be set up indcr which an employe chang- ng jobs could have his vested credits transferred to his new employer. Alternatively, the credits could he.transferred to new government corporation vhich would establish separate accounts for individual work- rs. Plan Termination Insurance--A new government cor- loration would be set up to pay jenefits when a company went out of business and its pension "und lacked sufficient assets or when a f u n d in a going concern could not meet its obligations. Payments would be limited to 100 per cent of the average monthly wage in a recipient's 'ive highest-paid years or $750 a month, whichever is lower. Initial financing would be 'rom a $1 per participant annual tax for most employers. Self-employed Persons--Doctors, lawyers and other self-employed persons would be allowed to put up to 15 per cent of income, up to a m a x i m u m of $7,500 a year, in tax-exempt funds into their own pension Bumpers Is Upheld LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Spi :ial Judge Jack Lessenberry i '.Altle Rock refused Thursday I jlock Gov. Dale Bumpers fror setting a special election to r place Guy "Mutt" Jones i Conway, formerly a state sen; tor. Jones, who has been COL. victed of federal income ta charges, wants his expulsio from the Senate overturned. A decision is expected Tue day on whether Pulaski Count Circuit Court has jurisdiction the lawsuit challenging Jonc expulsion. If Lessenberry rules then th he has jurisdiction, he ne: would decide whether the Se ate acted constitutionally ousting Jones. Lessenberry said Thursday to order his refus a delay the special election proceedin: Ford Meets With Syrian Statesman WASHINGTON (AP) -- Present Ford is turning his alten- on back to the Middle East in meeting with the Syrian for- gn minister after huddling ith top Republican campaign aders to map strategy for the 11 elections. Today's White House meeting ith Abdel Halim Khaddam of yria is part of continuing talks at Ford and Secretary of ,ate Henry A. Kissinger are onducting with Middle East of- cials to lay groundwork for ? next stage of negotiations · a peace settlement. Ford hopes to meet with Is- aeli Prime Minister Yitzhak abin and Saudi Arabian For- ign Minister Omar Sakkaf vcr the next three weeks. He moved through a heavy chedule of meetings and cere- Tionies Thursday, ending with private dinner at the White louse for Vice President-desig- ate Nelson A. Rockefeller and ix long-lime congressional riends. Ford stepped up his role as lopiiblican campaign booster, osing for . individual pholo- raphs with 135 GOP candi- lates. Earlier he took time to iose with a dozen senators up r re-election. CAMPAIGN PLANS But White House Press Secre- ary Jerald F. terHorst s a i d d will not campaign as much for GOP congressional candidates this year as he had planned before ascending to the trcsidency. "The best politics is to be right here in the White House tending to the affairs of government. But I cannot-rule out the possibility of political appear- inces," said terHorst. TerHorst said no political trips had been scheduled yet. Ford discussed the fall campaigns for several hours in the 3val Office with Republican National Committee Chairman eorge Bush and congressional campaign committee chairmn Sen. William E. Brock III, R- Tonn.. and Rep. Robert H. Michel, R-I11. Ford also signed landmark legislation revamping federal lousing and community development programs and authorizing Sll.S billion in the next three years. About 200 mayors, members of Congress, slate and county officials witnessed the signing of the Housing and Community Development Act. The President and his economic advisers reporlcdly arc considering a 10-cent increase in the present 3-cent-por-gallon federal excise tax on gasoline. B u t o f f i c i a l s downplayed chances of any imminent request for such a boost. Compromise- Reached YORBA LINDA, Calif. (AP) · -- The newspaper in former President Richard M. Nixon's hometown has decided to compromise and use the slogan Teachers Welcomed SPRINGDALE -- The Chamber of Commerce h e l d its annual breakfast for returning and new teachers in the Spring dale school system today. Doughnuts and coffee served at Springdale High School to the approximately 375 teachers and administrative personnel. Several chamber members were on hand to greet the school slaff and to assist in the distribution of gifts. Master of ceremonies was Chamber President Adrian Luttrell, does not indicate how he wi rule Tuesday. "I'm not saying I have, a feeing about this case one way or he other," ho said. He reasoned that his decision will come before the special election actually is scheduled "Birthplace of our ,37th President," dropping Nixon's name. Publisher Ed Kelly said he, had received hundreds of complaints after announcing that he- was removing the previous slogan, "The Birthplace of Presi- ent Nixon," from his Yorba anyway. Linda Star. Thundershowers Forecast For Ozarks Area Saturday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A weakening cold front is expected to bring widely scattered showers and thundershowers to Arkansas Saturday. The National Weather Service said the front lay across tho northwest corner of Arkansas today. The system was expected to move southeastward tonight and Saturday, becoming more diffuse. Showers will begin in northwest Arkansas and then spreac across the state, occurring mainly in the afternoons anc evenings. The NWS said skies will generally be partly cloudy, with the. state trctlinff GO ncr cent o the possible sunshine Saturday. Rainfall amounts generally will he less than one-half inch wilh area coverage of about 23 per cent, the service said. Lows tonight were forecast in the 60s to low 70s. Highs Saturday were forecast in the upper 80s to low OOs. The extended outlook caller for liltle or no precipitation Sunday through Tuesday with highs in the low OOs and lows in the mid to upper 60s. Overnight low temperatures Thursday night included 68 a Pine Bluff, 67 at El Dorado, 6C at Texarkana, 65 at Fayettc ville, 66 at Harrison, 71 at Jo neshoro, 70 at Little Rock, 68 a Fort Smith and 71 at Memnliis.

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