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INSIDE- Edltorial ...v 4 For women 5 Sports 3 .-. 11-13 Amusements 14 Comics -..-.; 15 Classified ........ : ....-.-,..- 16-19 llSlh YEAR--NUMBER 76 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Sliowcrs and thunderstorms becoming more widespread Friday. Rains should end Saturday. Low tonight mid 60s with a Friday high in mid 80s. Sunset today 7:49; sunrise Friday 6:47. Weather map on page 7. PAGES-TEN CENTS Controls Ruled Out, But... Ford Ready To Accept Defense Cuts WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford has signaled his readiness to accept congressional cuts in the defense budget while his administration seeks to prune spending by other agencies in the effort to curb inflation. Ford gave wage earners and bureaucrats the same advice for dealing with the double-digit nflation: tighten your 'watch every penny." Administration aides that as part of that ening process, the would not resist defense spending cuts, which originally had drawn While House criticism. At his first conference, Fi the drive to r bells, s said cll-light- resident e spcnd- ally had icism. al news phasized 3 as his major inflation-fighting weapon, and underscored his opposition to wage and price controls. " . . . Wage and price controls are out, period," the President said. The nationally broadcast and t e l e v i s e d news conference Wednesday was dominated by questions about inflation and about the possible prosecution of Richard M. Nixon in the Watergate case. Ford said he subscribes to what be described as the general American view lhat Nixon should nol f a c e . further action. But he said it would be unwise and untimely for him to make any commitment now on what he will do if the former president is indicted. As Presidential Aims Change New Style At The East Room WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford smiles easily, speaks softly and talks with his That was the-original purpose of presidential news conferences-- but one never accepted as valid by Richard M. Nix- aid L.- Ziegler, often said his boss viewed question and answer meetings with newsmen as opportunities to commu- hands. Mostly, that's what Ameri- on. cans learned from watching I Nixon's^ press secretary, Ron- Ford's television-radio news' conference Wednesday. The big news was that Ford had no big news to announce. For the first time in more than half-a-dozen years, Americans apparently have a President who is willing to hold news conferences for the simple sake of opening himself up for questions on topics of current interest. pccts Ford to hold news conferences about twice a month, but not necessarily before live cameras and microphones. The contrasl between Ford's news conference debut and similar apearances by Nixon was pronounced, especially considering the shared setting of the White House East Room. Nixon used to stand before a blue velvet drape hung from jecled suggestions that his boss! iron pipes. So far as a TV view- his nicate what · he had on mind. Ziegler repeatedly should be available for questioning regularly, even when he had nothing special to say. Ford's press secretary, Jerald F. tcrHorst, says he ex er could see, he might have been standing anywhere. Ford stood before an open door that gave TV watchers a glimpse down the carpeted marble hallway leading from the East Room to the state dining room. Ford's demeanor under hot TV lights also offered a contrast with his resigned predecessor. Nixon wore make-up and perspired freely. Ford didn't even powder his bald spots and, if he was a bit tense at the outset, he looked cool throughout. Ford's voice was lowered from the start - even a bit monotonously so and his ex- He also said he will make the jnal decision, and does not rula out the possibility of an even- ual presidential pardon should Nixon be prosecuted. "It is an option and a proper option for any president," he said. The President said that to deal with inflation, the administration already has announced plans for a $5.5-billion budget cut during the year thai ends ncxl June 30. Ford said that will ease the strain on the money markets, and in addition "I think it will convince people who might have some doubts that we mean business." In addition, the administration is collecting ideas from labor, management, agriculture and other areas to prepare for his economic summit conference Sept. 27 and 28, he said. The approach he spurned was wage and price controls. Ford said he had discussed it congressional leaders of changes reporters were not only civil but friendly. --TlMESShoto Ken Good SUSPECT ON WAY TO ARRAIGNMENT .. .Collins is escorted into courthouse by State Police Sergeant Johnson Collins Murder Trial Scheduled Nov. 20 Karl Albert Collins, 20, of Route 6, Fayetteville, will face trial Nov. 12 in the Aug. 13 slaying of John W. Welch, 74, of Spririgdale. Collins pleaded not guilty to capital felony murder charges Wednesday afternoon in Washington Circuit Court. Collins was returned to Fayetteville at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday by Sgt. Quimby Johnson of the State Police and J. D. Snow, a Washington County deputy sheriff, from Somerville, Tenn. The suspect was captured by Fayette County, Tenn. police after he attempled to kidnap a motorist who had given him a ride. COLLINS DISARMED Tennessee officials said the motorist took a pistol away from Collins. He was armed with a knife and 'an icepick at the time of his .capture, but offered no resistance, officials said. Johnson · and Snow left Fayetteville Monday afternoon after local authorities learned of Collins capture in Tennessee. Collins waived extradiction Tuesday afternoon, agreeing lo return to Fayetteville. Welch's body was found at his farm home on the Blue Springs Road by a telephone repairman who had received a report of the telephone being out of order. Welch's wife, Mrs Gertrude Welch, 77, had b e e n severely beaten. Mrs. Welch identified Collins as her hysband's killer and told police she was beaten and her husband killed when he came to her aid. The couple's pickup and a shotgun were stolen and lh pickup later recovered in Madison County near Marble. Collins is believed to have then, stolen a car at Marble and driven to North Little Rock, where the car was found in a parking lot, with a shotgun inside. Collins is being held without bond at the Washington County Jail, pending trial. . NEWS BRIEFS Reservations End WASHINGTON (AP) -- An experimental reservation sys- em for national park camp- iles has 'seen dropped by the National Park Service, at least emporarily, because of a rash of trouble in the first two months of operation. A Park Service spokesman said Wednesday the agency will et an interim contract for the reservation service expire on Aug. 29. Campsite reservations made on or before Aug. 29 will je honored, but beginning Aug. 10 the sites will be available on .he first-come, first-served system used previously. Sentence Pondered FT. MEADE, Md. (AP) -- An eight-man military jury is considering what. sentence to impose on the young Army private who landed a stolen heli copter on the While House lawn. Twenty - year - old Robert K. Preston already has pleadec guilty to charges stemming from his Feb. 17 aerial esca pade and faces a maximum sentence of 2 J /2 years hard la plus charge. a dishonorable dis Price Increased NEW YORK (AP) . -- Citing ncreased costs, the New York Times says it will raise the price of its weekday editions a nickel to 20 cents. T h e increase, first for the weekday edition since the price went up rom 10 cents to 15 cents in 1970, .will fake effect Sept. 2, the Times announced Wednesday. The city's two other major general-circulation dailies both recently raised their prices a nickel. The morning Daily Mews now sells for 15 cents, the afternoon New York Post for 20 cents. Rockefeller Hit WASHINGTON (AP) -- When it comes to being a potential head of the government's anti- inflation drive, Nelson Rockefeller's shortcomings "stand out like a skunk at a family picnic," Sen. William Proxmire said today in a stalement. President Ford made no reference at a news conference Wednesday to such an assignment for his vice presidential nominee, but Proxmire, D-Wis., said there have been reports this would be the first big job given Rockefeller. August Rain Too Late For Corn Crops By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Too little, too late. That's the consensus about the recent rains that fell in the Midwest. The experts say the moisture may help the soybean crop, bul it's loo late to do much aboul corn. Soybean and corn are two major grains used to feed dairy cows, chickens and beef cattle If the price of feed goes up, so does the price of milk, poultry and meat. No one is really sure exactly how much supermarket prices will rise, or when the boost wil hit. The government alreadj lias upped its estimate of 107' price increases, saying that a the end of this year, food wil cost about 15 per cent mor than it did in 1973. Earlier the officials estimated a 12 per cen j u m p this year. Americans may get a helping hand from Europe. Petrus Lardinois, agriculturi commissoner of the Europeai Common Market, announced o Wednesday that the market wi reduce purchases of U.S. cor and other feed grains by aboi 10 per cent in the coming year leaving a greater supply fo Americans. POLICY REVEALED "We think that when yo have to cut back in your ow consumption, especially c corn, that it Is normal that v try also to do in our agricu tural policy about the same, saicl Lardinois. who was i Washington, D.C., at the ii vitation of Agriculture Seen tary Earl L. Butz. The next government crop r port isn't due until Sept. 1 The last report, issued on Au 12, said that the corn cro would be about 4.97 billio bushels. 12 per cent below la year's harvest. The U.S. Department of Agr culture said Monday that a sn cial midmonth review of tl situation -showed that rain du ing the first half of August "d (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO! VA's NEW 1EADER GETS A SOUVENIR WASHINGTON (AP) - The i n c o m i n g chief of the Veterans Administration has been given a hammer as a souvenir from three persons who barged into his office and nailed the door shut so they could personally protest cutbacks iri a GI education bill. The . three were arrcstc after the.incident Wednesday and spent the night in jail, charged . with destruction ol government property, police said. Richard Roudebush, nomr rated by President Ford to be VA administrator, said he talked with the intruders, two men and a woman, for hal: an hour and then asked them to unnail the d o o r . They complied and were arrestec as they left. "There* was no violence o any type. They didn't harn me," Roudebush said. How ever, he said the trio broke a couple of chairs and a pic ture in nailing the office dooi shut. Police identified the three a Ellen G. Hawkins, 26, a n Gonzalo Orrego, 31, both New York City, and John R Smith, 31, of West Hartford Conn. Jaworski Still Mum WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sp cial Watergate prosecutor Leo Jaworski has drawn even ligh er the curtain of silence su rounding his deliberations the case of Richard M. Nixo While leaving the next move Jaworski, President Ford lu said he will render the fin judgment in any prosecution his predecessor. In the aftermath of Fore statements at a news confe ence Wednesday, Jaworski an his staff not only declined con CONrralTED ON P1GE TWO! Thirteen Injured As Blast Rocks Chattanooga Ghetto CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Half a downtown block was :ft in flaming rubble t o d a y ter an explosion ripped Cosmonauts Land Safely MOSCOW (AP) -- Tass re- orted with apparent relief to- ay that the two Soyuz 15 cosmonauts were "feeling well" tier their mission was cut hort and they were forced to nake the first night landing in he history of the Soviet space irogram. Something evidently went vrong, though Soviet officials through a ghetto area -- level- ng two night spots and a church -- and injuring at least 13 persons. 'I'm sure that it was not a bomb, but I don't know just exactly what caused it," Fire Chief Harry Jell said of the blast. Police Chief Jerry Pills said, "There were no deaths." The early morning blast was heard four miles away. A customer at a nearby restaurant said the two night spots leveled by the blast were open for business at the time. Erlanger Hospital said it had given 13 persons emergency treatment, releasing all but one. "There was fire everywhere," said Patrolman Don Wcller, one of the first at the with both parties, that labor and management oppose it, and that it won't happen. Some Democrats have complained thai Ford's budget cutting plans would bear down on domestic social programs. But Ford said he wouldn't spare the Pentagon. "No budget for any department is sacrosanct, and that includes the defense budget," he said. Ford said he will insist .hat the nation remain strong militarily. "But if there is any fat in the defense budget, it ought to be cut out by Congress or eliminated by the secretary of defense,' 1 he said. "In the meantime, all other departments must be scrutinized carefully so that Iliey don't have any fat and marginal programs are eliminated." The administration is probing virtually every part of the budget for fat, economic coordinator Kenneth Hush said in an inlerview. And Roy L. Ash, director of the Office of Management and been trying to bipartisan ap- vere not saying what it was. |scene. 'The buildings were just The flight by cosmonauts lennady Sarafanov and Lev )emin lasted only 48 hours, in contrast to the 16 days two other cosmonauts were up in So- p uz 14 last month. Soyuz 15 also did not link up vith Salyut 3, the orbiting space laboratory that the Soyuz 4 men spent two weeks aboard, although initial announcements said Sarafanov and Demin were continuing the work of the earlier crew. NO SUCCESS CLAIM And the customary reference ,o "successful completion of Ihe mission" was absent from Ihe Tass report today on Soyuz 15. A further indication that something went wrong was the landing at night in what Tass said was a "difficult meteorological situation." The Soviet, news agency said Soynz 15 came, down late Wednesday night in northern Kazakhstan, several hundred miles north of the usual landing area. Although Tass said thi; was the "predetermined area," it added: "The search and re covery complex ensured in a difficult meteorological situ ation speedy detection of the descent module and the evac uation of the cosmonauts." eveled.' There Budget, has hammer out proach lo budget cutting. Tills would involve agreements in advance between congressional leaders and the White House on where cuts can he made in programs. Ford's slatements about tha economy brought a mixed reaction from members of Congress. Chairman Wilbur Mills of tha House Ways and Means Committee said he agreed with the President thai wage and price controls cannot be reimposcd now. But Mills said it is possible they will be needed in the future. House Banking Commutes ICOrs'TINUED ON PAGE TWO) were three or four icoplc scattered in the street, ilown out onto the street, blown iut or carried out," said Police Lt. Herbert Parker. FOUR BUILDINGS The fire was contained- in our buildings but the flames ;epl emergency workers away rom the rubble for several lows. Fire Chief Harry Jett said he blast cut a 205-foot swath of destruction through the area. The blast destroyed the Star- ighl Lounge, Ihe Cactus Club, the St. James Baptist Church and a barber shop. The explosion sent splintered bricks sailing through the area, damaging cars parked on nearby streets. "I'm sure that it was not a bomb but I don't know just exactly what caused it," Jett said of the explosion. The flames kept firemen, po- icemen and other emergency workers from the rubble. The buildings hit by the blast and fire were two-story brick structures businesses apartments. with and streel-level upper level Nixon Faces Subpoenas LOS ANGELES (AP) -- U.S. Marshal Gaylorri Campbell has indicated that two subpoenas for former President Richard M. Nixon may be delivered sometime tcday to Nixon at his seaside villa in San Clcmentc. Last week, the marshal said le had contacted staff members with the former chief executive so they could "set up an appointment" for the subpoenas lo be dclivwcd. One of the documents directs Nixon to appear as a defense witness in the Sept. 30 Watergate cover-up trial of former White House adviser John D. Ehrlichman and five others. The second is for an oral deposition on Sept. 24 as part of a civil suit filed by 25 persons in Charlotc. N.C., who claim they were illegally barred f r o m a Billy G r a h a m rally that Nixon attended. As Mexico Uses Troops Hunt Yields No Kidnap Clues GUADALAJARA, M e x i c o (AP) -- Police and troops searched through Guadalajara and'Jalisco state today for the 83-year-old father-in-law of Mexico's president and the guerrillas who kidnaped him. Officials would not comment on a report that the kidnapers demanded $1.6 million and the release of "political prisoners" in cexchange for white-haired Jose Guadalupe Zuno Hernandez. The kidnaping on a busy street In the middle of the nation's second largest city was the most daring exploit in a long string of guerrilla activities in Mexico in the past two years. It put President Luis Ech- evcrria in a tough spot since he has repeatedly said in the past year that the government would not negotiate with kidnapers. The guerrillas have killed - several persons when their ransom demands were not met. The police and the army set up roadblocks at major .junctions and on the highways leading out of Guadalajara after Zuno was seized at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at one of the city's busiest interseclions, a few blocks from the Jalisco state goverment headquarters. Witnesses said four men armed with pistols and submachine guns pulled the old man and his chauffeur from their car, beat the chauffeur to the ground, bundled Zuno into another car and sped away, spraying the area with tear gas. One report said notes left in various parts of the city identified the kidnapers as members of the People's Armed Revolutionary Front, which kidnaped U.S. Consul-General Tcrrancc G. Leonhardy last year. The state government denied this, but the denial was suspect since state officials issued a false denial of a similar report when Lconhardy was kidnaped. There was no comment from Echeverria, His wife flew to Guadalajara to be with her family as soon as word of the kidnaping reached Mexico City. Zuno, a veteran member of the left wing of the party that has ruled Mexico since 1929, was a former mayor of Gua dalajara and was governor of Jalisco state in the mid-1920s. He is a retired army general and has held several appointive government posts in the state. Two guerrilla groups are known to be operating in Gua- dalajaro, apparently independently. They are the Revolutionary Front, which released the American consul-general on payment of $80,000 and the freeing of 30 political prisoners, and the 23rd of September C o m m u n i s t League. The League kidnaped a young millionaire and the honorary British consul on the same day last October, killed the millionaire and released the consul unharmed, although no ransom was paid. -- (AP Wrephoto) TROOPS JOIN JN WIDESPREAD POLICE HUNT .Mexican army oljicer (left) and enlisted man chec ^vehicles at a roadblock on highimy out of Guadalajara

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