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INSIDE- Etlllorlal ......5- , 4 For women ..................... 5 Sports .· v.- 9-10 Amusements .......,,.,,..-.. 11 Comics -.V.T. .-..-. 12 Classified .... a .-..v.v.... 13-15 115th YEAR--NUMBER 73 Jlorthtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 1974 lOCAt FORECAST- Moslly cloudy through" Tuesday and not as warm, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low last night 65. Low tonight near 70. High Tuesday near 90. Sunset today 7:52; sunrise Tuesday 6:46. Weather map on pags 8. ·£16 PAGES-TEN CENTS Collins In Tennessee -AP Wlrephoto COED PRISONER GETS LIFT .. .from male inmate in country's first sexually-integrated prison Coed Prison Makes Progress Toward Inmate Rehabilitation . : PRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) -- "Sexual intercourse is prohibited, but that's not to say it's not engaged in. .We'd be pretty naive- if we said that. But it's discreet," says Peter Bishop. He is the acting superintendent of the nation's first coed prison. "When the prison went coed (in March, 1973), some people saw the institution turning into a 24-hour orgy. But they were laymen's fantasies, 1 ' Bishop ·said. He added that, coeducation has brought some problems to .the prison, "but they are much more healthy kinds of problems, problems of interrelationships between men and women.. ·. "If nothing else, this being the most humane way to treat people is still sufficient reason for it, even if the recidivism 'rate does not change one iota." Bishop said. He noted that no figures have been compiled yet on how many in the coed program have returned to jail. ; The Massachusetts Correctional Institution at Framingham resembles a college campus. Four brick dormitory buidings, two for men and two for women, are grouped around larole and go each day to work ir education release programs. Vomen are incarcerated at Framingham for all types .of violent crimes, especially drug- ·elated' offenses. Murdoch MacDonald, ' a 48- a Quadrangle. Inmates, called residents, have private rooms, which they are free to decorate. A chain link fence is the only barrier to freedom, and prison guards, mostly unarmed and wearing civilian clothes, mingle with the SO men and 60 women inmates. Most of the male inmates are only a few months away from year-old lifer who has served 2 years for a double murder, sai his transfer to Farmingham from the maximum securit stale "prison at Walpole "wa about the best thing that eve (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Ford Laying Groundwork For Economic Conference WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford, his cabinet and key economic aides are beginning lay the groundwork for a 'orthcoming Economic Summit Conference to battle inflation. The President, launching a busy third week in office, also announced he will hold his first news conference Wednesday, It will be a full-scale televised session, with questioning expected to give him a chance to discuss what his new administration do about the growing inflation in the nation. Getting down to details on the economic conference, which is to be held in late September or early October, Ford planned to tell his cabinet and aides today the roles he expects them and others to play in the economic think-tank sessions. Before meeting with the cabinet, Ford called in economic counselor Kenneth Rush and his newly named conference ex- ecutive director William Sei nan, an accountant and Ford longtime friend from Gran Rapids, Mich. Aides said that the Preside also will have talks later in t! week with academic, labor an business representatives an outside economists on prelim nary phases of the summit co ference. Ford has said emphatical that he does not plan a retu to mandatory wage and .pri controls. Instead, he is countin on a new Council on Wage ai Price Stability to,keep an e on both management and lab and spotlight .excessive creases in either p r i c e s wages. He signed a dill Saturday s ting up the new council, whic he had called on Congress enact. He got suport for his controls stand Sunday three leading businessmen, b (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO Three Convicts Elude Manhunt After Murder Spree In Texas STEPHENVILLE, Tex. (AP) Three revenge-bound es- aped convicts who swept rough Colorado, New Mexico nd Texas killing, raping and obbing hid out today from a mall army of officers in this ugged ranch country. "There really is not much we an do but maintain our road locks and roving patrols in opes of flushing them out," aid Capt. G. W. Burks of the Texas Hangers, who was coordinating the manhunt. Authorities blamed the three for two murders, two rapes and several robberies- since they escaped from a Colorado prison. Officers believed the t h r e e were hiding in an area about five square miles northwest of Slephenville. The men last were sighted there about 2 a.m. Sunday. The area is rugged ranch country cut up by gullies and marked by thick mesquite brush. Half the 18,050 residents of Erath County reside in Stephenville. "The area is just impossible to comb, even on horseback," said Burks. Bloodhounds were brought in but Burks said the trail was too cold for the dogs to follow. Rain and wind also obliterated any scent. Burks said the escapees could live off wild game indefinitely. Ranch and f a r m families in the target area had been evacuated. Authorities said the three shot and killed two persons who testified against some of Ihem at previous trials. Earlier, Erath County Dist. Ally. Bob Glascow hat! labeled the convicts as "dangerous dudes." Killing Suspect Caught Karl Albert Collins, 20, liarged with capital felony murder in connection with the \ug. 13 murder of John W. Velch of Springdale, was cap- .tred Sunday in Madison taunly, Tennessee, by the Tenessee State Police.' Washington County Sheriff Bill Long said this morning he vould..Cleave . f o r : Tennessee mmediately-to. seek'Gollins' extradition. Long said Tennessee authori- ies notified him late Sunday night that they had Collins in ustody. Charges of kidnapping vere to be filed-today in, Ten- nessee against Collins, of Route G, Fayettcville, after Collins alledgedly pulled a knife on a motorist who had picked him up while hitchhiking, Long said. Welch, 74, was found dead at his farm home on Blue Springs Road, east of Springdale, by a telephone repairman who had gone to check complaints of the phone being out of, order. · Welch's wife, 77-year-old Mrs. Gertrude Welch, who was severely beaten just before her husband was killed, told authorities that Collins was the killer. Collins, absent three months out of the state penitentiary, had been working for the Welches as a farm hand. The Welches also own property in Springdale. Collins had been in prison on an armed robbery charge and had previously served six years in the State Training School for killing his grandmother when he was 12 years old. Welch's body was found in the kitchen of the home and his wife had made her way to the bathroom. Both the beating and the murder had taken place in the kitchen, authorities said. Mrs. Welch, before making her way to the bathroom, had written "Carl killed us" blood on the kitchen floor. The killer then apparently "We're sure they came lo Texas for revenge and ven- ieance." By Sunday evening, more than 200 armed officers began to tighten a circle north of this Central Texas town in search of the three Colorado sSale prison escapees who traveled farm roads from the plains of West Texas 130 miles cast to Steph- cnvilte. FAMILIES EVACUATED "We are still assuming that they are in the area," Glascow said. He said authorities had evacuated 12 or 15 farms in tha area. The three who escaped Thursday night were wanted in connection witli the shooting deaths Saturday of rancher T. L. Baker and Mrs. Ray Ott. Authorities said both victims had testified against two of the convicts in previous burglary jcases. Colorado prison officials said one of the convicts had stole the couple's pickup truck I sworn to kill a number of per- and went to Madison County ( A r k a n s a s ) where h e i s believed lo have stolen a car near Marble. Authorities recovered the pickup about a mile from where the car was stolen. Also found at the scene was a section of shotgun barrel, believed to have been sawed from the murder weapon. The car stolen at Marble was recovered the following morning in Little Rock. A sawed off shotgun was found in the car. Israeli Units Run Practice Armed Alert TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- Israel ended a practice call-up of housands of military reserves wo hours ahead of schedule today. Officials pronounced the exercise a success. The 24-hour drill was pro- jammed to end at noon. But officials reported things went so smoothly that some of the reservists were sent home after three hours, and a communique announced the operation was finished at 10 a.m. The exercise began at noon Sunday with an announcement over the state radio and the broadcast of such mobilization code words as "Samson anc Delilah" and "Slaughtered Chicken." Chief ·of-.'Staff'Lt; Gen Mordechai Gur told newsmen the call-up had been "quite a sue cess, much better than we hoped for." He said the turnout by re servists was "amost 100 per cent," and the exercise almos ended 12 hours after it started because "it went so well." Gur said the call-up "was very important to us" in case of real war with the Arabs." The only trouble reportec during the exercise was with ci vilian transport. Radio Israe reported many buses in 'the cities were mobilized to trans port the troops, and long lines formed at bus stops. . The declared purpose of th practice alert, which was wel (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Duty Free Yumis SaHuk is dwarfed by a massive iron statue he huilt onlside the Turkish General Staff headquarters at Ankara. Salfuk was allowed hy h i s superiors to build the statue In lieu of earning a gun for 18 months. The statue depicts a Turkish soldier calling his companions to the front. (AP M'irephoto) U.N. Leader Brings Foes Together By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS U.N. Secretary-General Kur Valdheim brought the leaders f the Greek and Turkish Cy jriot communities together to :ay for the first time since the ollapse of the Geneva peact conference. Cyprus President Glafcos Cle rides, a Greek Cypriot, a n d laout Dnktash, leader of the Turkish Cypriots, met briefr vith Waldheim at the U.N eace force camp on the divid ng line between the Greek and Turkish sectors of Nicosia. Waldheim said the meetini between derides and Denktasi lasted 20 minutes and d e a l only with "humanitarian jtrob lerhs." He later flew to Ankar for talks with Turkish leaders. He said both men had agreei to hold future meetings on i weekly basis and that he hopei that the facc-to-face talks "wil contribute to finding a politica solution lo the Cyprus prob lem." Earlier Waldheim met sepa rately with both derides Denktash. Waldheim said he and th Greek Cypriot president "dis cussed the possibilities for th future, .. . humanitarian que: lions, the political future of th island and the question of n suming the negotiations for settlement of the problem." They also discussed the Si CONTINUED ON P 1GE TWO) Plans Kept Secret Portugal Releasing African Colonies LISBON Portugal (AP) -Portugal began the liquidation of its rebellious African empire today by signing a grant of in- 'dependence for Portuguese Guinea, informed sources say. ~ The new nation will be called Guinea-Bissau. ; Secret talks 0.1 the agreement began last Friday in Algiers. The sources said that Foreign ·Minister Mario S o a r e s and Overseas Territories Minister Antonio de Almeida Santos were to sign the independence agreement in the Algerian capital with leaders of the rebel movement in the West African territory, the African Party for the Independence of Guinea and the Cape Verde Islands. ' The sources said the government had begun to fly home some 10,000 Portuguese military personnel and their families from Ihe territory. Portugal had a total of-25,000 troops in the colony, including native forces. , The government has said some will remain after independence to insure an orderly transition of power. Guinea-Bissau is the first part of Portugal's African holdings to get independence because it is of no economic value to Portugal, and Portugal's stake there Is its smallest in Africa. The military regime that threw out the heirs of the Salazar dictatorship last April has also promised independence to Angola and Mozambique, t h e two major Portuguese African territories. But it says that freedom will not come so quickly there. New rebel attacks were recently reported in both ireas. The rebel movement proclaimed the rebel republic of Guinea-Bissau last September. In advance of the independence agreement, Soares earlier thi* month asked the other members of the United Nalions to recognize it and facilitate its admission to the world organization. The U.N. Security Council on Aug. 12 recommended that the General Assembly a d m i t luinea-Bissau, and this will be accomplished at the assembly session opening Sept. 8. It was the first time in U.N. history that the council had recommended a territory for membership before it became independent. A total of 107 nations have now recognized Guinea-Bissau,* including Cana-Ja and the nine members of the European Common Market. Although the United States has not gone that far, it voted for its admission to the United Nations and indicated at the time that it would extend recognition soon after independence was granted. Sandwiched between Senegal and the republic of Guinea on the coast of the West African bulge, Guinea-Bissau has an area of 13,!M8 square miles -somewhat smaller than Mas- sachusets, Rhode Island and Connecticut combined. It has a population of 530,000 mostly poor farmers producing rice, millet, peanuts, coconuts, palm oil, copra and hides. INDEPENDENCE GRANTED .. .to Portugal's colonies in Africa shown in black NEWS BRIEFS Theft Reported Everett Cole, 19 W. 6th St.. ola i'ayctteville police lhat between $5 and $7 was stolen rom his billfold Sunday. Cole said that his billfold was in a icdroom while he was sitting on the front porch of his home. Contract To Be Let The Board of Directors of the Fayetteville C h a m b e r of Commerce is expccled to award a contract for expansion of the chamber building at a meeting, tentatively set for Sept. 9. The expansion will add about 1,200 square feet of floor space :o the Chamber's present building, located at 123 W. Mountain St. The extra space will be used for three offices, a storage room and a library. Picas Entered Rick Helvey, 26, and Bennie Watkins, 17, both of Springdale pleaded innocent in Washington Circuit Court Friday to a burglary charge. Both men were arrested by Fayettevilje police August 18 in connection with Ihe burglary of Ihe residence of Mrs. Billie Head, 202 W. Meadow Street. Trial date for the two men has been set for Sept. 20 hy Washington Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings. Burglar Leaves Blpo A not - too - careful burgla left a large a m o u n t Dlood behind during an a tempted burglary overnight the office at the Lake Fayett ville Boat Dock. Fayettevil police say nothing was reporte missing. Patrolman Jim A c k e r sa the burglar broke out a windp on the east side of the offic to gain entry and, after doin so, seriously cut himself on 11 broken glass. Acker buildini said entry was gained, lo In hut that ns involved in court at sent him to prison. The three were identified as Ulmer, 22, convicted of urglary; Dallon Williams, 29, rving a 40-to-60 year term for buery, co"ioiraev and as- ult, and Richard Mangum, serving three to five years r car theft. Authorities said rancher Bakr had testified at Williams' urglary trial, saying the man urgtarized his home and stole cyeral guns. Mrs. Oil had tes- fied in a trial in which Ulmer as convicted of burglarizing ic Olt home. Baker was shot Salurday at is ranch. Mrs. Ott was gunned own later in the day at her ome. "They had" to be looking for int house," Glascow said of te Olt residence. "It is iso- aled and off Ihe highway. It's ot the kind of place you would tumble across." Authorities said (he Irio ab- ucted and raped two women in lew Mexico and released them i Texas. Their path across 'exas was marked with four nore house burglaries, the hooting up of a truck stop and running gun battle with po- ice. The three were believed to b« n foot after stealing four cars, he latest of which was found abandoned two miles north of ere early Sunday. after scattering blood throughout the premises, the burgler left without taking anything. Seaway Blocked PORT ROBINSON', Ont. (AP) -- Officials say t h e St. Lawrence Seaway may be blocked for two weeks while the wreckage of a oridge is cleared from the Welland Canal. Passage of more than 150 snips through the waterway may be delayed. The American freighter Steelton rammed the bridge five miles north of Welland, Ont., early Sunday. The 120-foot-high structure and one of its two 300- ton counterweights plunged into tho canal which connects Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Hotel Fire Toll Climbs To Thirteen B E R K E L E Y SPRINGS, V.Va. (AP) -- Workmen searched the smoldering rubble of a downtown hotel today for he bodies of five victims of a ire which authorities believa claimed 13 lives. Eight bodies were removed 'rom the ruins of the Washing,on House Hotel, a picturesque jrick structure which had served almost a century as a lodging place for tourists who bathed in the city's mineral springs. Crews began knocking down Ihe blackened walls which remained. Asst. State Fire Marshal R. Randall Hall said the blaze is believed lo have slarted in the restaurant area on the first floor. Rescue workers spent Sunday night searching for bodies a.nd for clues to what may have started the pre-dawn fire in the four-story structure, believed to he about 75 years old. Damage was estimated at $400,000. More than 100 firemen from West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania fought the fire. Six firemen, one observer and two hotel guests were giv- n emergency room treatment t Morgan County War Memorial Hospital, officials said. Another firemen and six guests: vere admilted to the hospital, ut two of those were released ater Sunday. J. Richard Hawvermale, 3erkeley County planner, said 23 persons were in the building at the time the fire broke out and 10 made it out safely. Freezer Ransacked Clara Pousche, 1432 N. Gregg Ave., told city police that a large quantily of food, valued at about $250, was taken from, her freezer over the weekend. Police said entry to the homo was gained through a, south window.

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