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INSIDE- Editorial ....·.-£.. 4 for women ...s....... 6 Sports ... gao Amusements .,.........,,.. 11 Comics ....... B ....,-....-.... 12 Classitied ...,:·:·.· .3.-*.... 13-15 115th YEAR--NUMBER 77 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, T974 LOCAL FORECAST-- Partly cloudy and a Illtle .warmer through Saturday with a chance of thundershowers. Low last night 66. Low tonight in the low 60s. high Saturday in the low 80s. Sunset today 7:40, sunrise Saturday 6:39. Weather map on page 16.; PAGES-TEN CENTS Arizona. Attorney General Says Tyger Must 'Face Music PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) - A, young father who fled the Ar-| kansas state prison six years! ago should be returned "to face the music," an assistant Arizona attorney general has rec- ommencleti to the governor. Tom Jacobs said Thursday he made the recommendation to Gov. Jack Williams, adding the governor would have the final decision in the case of Alvin Tyger. Williams is expected to make his decision early next week. · "I think we would actually be doing him a favor by returning him to face the music and then live as a free man for the rest of his life," Jacobs said. The "music" is seven years more in prison for Tyger, 26, father of a young daughter, now living in Tucson, Ariz. "I just can't believe they're going to do this to me," Tyger said on learning of Jacobs' decision. Tyger fled the prison June 14, 1968, while serving a three-year term for breaking into a store and taking $200 worth of clothing, plus seven years for another burglary, prison officials said. He was also sentenced to a concurrent three-year term lor a May 13, 1368 escape which lasted less than a week. Jacobs said another reason for his decision was that Arizona does not have the jurisdiction to grant Tyger's appeal for clemency. "We don't sit as judge or jury of the Arkansas penal system," he said. Jacobs noted that even if Arizona refused to extradite Ty^ , Arkansas could keep the arrest warrant alive and he would be forced to go through the entire process again if arrested in another slate. "We've not given up yet by any means," said John About! Sr., Tyger's lawyer. "The next step is to pursue (Arkansas) Gov. Dale Bumpers, who has the legal authority to grant clemency. It will be a test of what kind of man Bumpers is. "My plans arc to appeal to him to grant Bobby clemency without breaking his home. If Gov. Bumpers wants Bobby O'Brien to come to him on his hands and knees, that's just what he'll do." Tyger lived in Tucson unde: the n a m e of Bobby O'Brien, :ook a job, married in 1969 and had a daughter, Kelli. "If Bumpers says no, I'm afraid the matter will be resolved by the judges, and I'm afraid that they'll go by the book and add three more years to his sentence," Aboud said, "It that happens, it will be a travesty of justice." "This is a prime instance for Gov. Bumpers to prove that he believes in the theory of rehabilitation and not in the theory of vengence and punishment," the lawyer said. "If Bobby is an example of what a man can dp if he gets a chance to rehabilitate himself, maybe we ought to open our prison doors to more men anc give them a chance." Tyger was employed by a liquor distributing firm in Tucson. His boss called him the irm's "best driver." Aboud said Tyger's problem results from his stealing clothes and "$2 in cash" when he was only about three months past lis 18th birthday. "It he had done it just three months earlier, he would have jeen under juvenile authority and the whole thing would have been handled as a juvenile prank. He would have gotten a slap on the wrist," said Aboud, Tyger said he fled prison the first time because prisoners wers dying under mysleriou: circumstances that were attributed to accidents or ill health. And, Tyger said, he had been punished for his part in a strike by inmates and was confined in wire enclosure with no shel- cr for three days. "When I got out of the enclo- .ure, I made up my mind to escape," he said. "I escaped "or six days, but was caught." Tyger, who originally was sent to the Cummins unit of the penitentiary, said he fears for lis life if he returns. "I know they are going to make it rough on me if I go back there," he said. "I guess they've made some changes in six years, but I know what it was like when I was there before." Tyger said he has lived with fear since he fled the prison. "I usually ducked down side street," he said of seeing policemen on the streets. "But after about three or four years, '. was beginning to believe I might never be found out." But the Federal Bureau of Investigation found Tyger and arrested him May 10 as he worked at his job. Tyger said his greatest fear on returning to prison is for his young daughter. "I know she's sure going to need a daddy," he said. "My daughter probably won't even remember me when I get back. I won't be eligible for parole for at least three years." "As for myself, I'm gonna be here when he comes back," said Tyger's wife. "My m a i n concern is about Kelli." Tyger said hiding his true identity has not been fair to his wife and family, adding he may be better oft now that ha was caught, 'It hasn't been fair to my. wife and c h i l d to live under this." he said, "and I've missed seeing my folks back home." Tyger hasn't seen his mother in seven years. "Through the years, I always wrote to let her know I was all right, but I could never put any return address on the letters-so I didn't hear from her until after my arrest," he said. "I figured I'd just go through the rest of my life as Bob O'Brien, "I have changed. I know I did wrong to steal those clothes and I did wrong by running away, but I've learned my lesson." Compromise Possible Military Wary Of Amnesty Plan WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior defense officials would be very hesitant to accept deserters or draft dodgers if any should volunteer for military service under President Ford's conditional amnesty program. However, Pentagon sources reporting this said the possi- bility of such service for some Vietnam-era deserters cannot be entirely ruled out. They suggested defense officials might be willing to consider, on a case-by-case basis, taking back some men who went over the hill for reasons unrelated lo the Vietnam war or to criminal acts committed while in service. The Pentagon claims its analysis shows that only about 6 per cent of the 4,191 deserters who fled to foreign countries after July, 196C, are known to have acted because, of objec ; lions to the Vietnam war or pacifist beliefs in general. Other reasons cited included family, financial or personal troubles, inability to adjust to military life and charges for other kinds of offenses. No reasons were stated in about 45 per 'cent of the cases. How Sweet It Is With the thrill of victory Mark Miller of Philadelphia, playground pie-eating contest written -- or smeared -- a 11 displays the remains of t h e at Philadelphia Thursday, over his face, 11-year-old last pie lie attacked (o win a (AP Wirephoto) For 1974, But Not '75 President Rules Out Tax Increases Tokyo Blast Kills Seven During Rush TOKYO (AP) -- An explosion believed caused by a time bomb in a business district street crowded with lunchtime strollers killed seven persons today and injured more than 125. Police said they had no clue to those responsible for the blast outside the headquarters of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, one o£ Japan's major businesses. They said they were searcliing for the driver of a car who ignored an officer's order to stop and sped away from the Mitsubishi building shortly before the explosion. The blast left a hole the size of a football in the cement sidewalk at the entrance to the building. Two minutes before the explosion, a caller warned a Mitsubishi telephone operator that two time bombs had been set and "the operator should let everyone know quickly so they could seek shelter." After the explosion, a call to Mitsubishi's Osaka office warned,. "We'll conduct a class struggle tomorrow similar 1 to WASHINGTON (AP) -^ A pokesman for President Ford las ruled out any tax increase requests for this year but would lot do the same for 1975. Press Serretary Jerald . F. erllorst said it would oe unrea- islic to expect congressional action on taxes in the remaining weeks of Congress 1 1974 session. "At this time, the President has no plans for asking for a tax increase," terHorst said. But then he noted that Ford would be outlining his 1975 program in January. Asked it a ax increase to fight inflation would be part of Ford's requests then, terHorst said that is the "sort of issue a President always has 'before him." Shortly after- terHorst's remarks lo newsmen, President Leonard Woodcock of the United . Auto Workers emerged from a half-hour session with Ford and had a good deal of praise for the new President. But Woodcock said, "I would be opposed to a tax increase across the board." Instead, Woodcock suggested tax cuts for lower and middle- rank taxpayers and increases in the upper brackets and for corporations. Woodcock said Ford was approaching the situation with candor and expressed hope that Ford's Sept. 27-28 economic summit meeting would help educate the public on the dimensions of the problems. Later, a White House spokesman said half a dozen preparatory meetings for the summit will be held at cities around the country. TerHorst's remarks on taxes came as he relayed a statement from Ford on the appointment of presidential economic counselor Kenneth Rush as chairman of the new eight- member Council on Wage and Price Stability. The council is to monitor wage and price activities and use persuasion to discourage those which might be inflationary. Ford also signed a $4.5 billioin public works appropriation bill for the fiscal year that began July 1, but he did so with reluctance, noting that the total exceeded the budget by $80 million. Ford asked Congress to act under a new budget reform law to defer that amount of spending for a year. what happened today in Tokyo." Police s a i d that caller might be a prankster. Mitsubishi is Japan's major defense contractor, but it has not been involved in any major public controversies. The explosion blew out most windows in the office buildings within a block or two, and many persons on the streets were cut by flying glass. Two of the dead were passersby whose legs were torn off. A third body was blown against the side of an old clothes truck parked at the curb. Two other people died in the Mitsubishi lobby, apparently ripped apart by half-inch-tbick glass shards from the building's doors. The walls and floor of the lobby were sprayed with blood. Canada Asks For Return 01 Deserter OTTAWA (AP) -- The Canadian government has received no reply from the Department after U.S. State requesting the return of a U.S. Army deserter captured by American agents on Canadian customs soil. {AP Wirephoto) EXPLOSION VICTIM ... taken to Tokyo hospital For College Graduates Ford Pledges A id In Job Hunt COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -President Ford got a warm welcome to Ohio's biggest campus today where he fold 2,500 members of a graduating class lhat his administration will help young people "get a job that makes sense as well as money." F o r d w a s applauded frequently by some 10,000 Ohio State seniors, relatives and friends attending the graduation ceremony in the school's basketball fieldhouse. The only signs of dissent were placards crilical of Ihe nation's Cyprus policy, held up by a handful of demonstrators outside the hall. Speaking at summer commencement exercises, Ford said too many college graduates find a lack of job opportunities for their skills and, after furlher study and the acquisition of new talents, are told they are ovorqualified for employment. "Although this administration rill not make promises it cannot keep," he said, "I do want o pledge one thing to you here and now: I will do everything n my power to bring education and employers together in a new climate of credibility --· an atmosphere in which universities turn scholars out and employers turn them on." Ford said the Labor Department soon will announce a new program of grants to state and local governments "to provide data on occupations 'available and to help channel potential employes into positions which are not only personally satisfying but financially rewarding." He also said he has asked the secretaries of labor and of health, education and welfare lo report lo him on "new ways lo bring Ihe world o( work am the institution of education closer together." Ford said "skills and Intcllecl must harmonize so that the vheels of industry not only mm but sing." Ford said he will ask Confess next year to extend hir- ng laws dealing wilh both vocational and higher edtica- .ion. "Both are essential," he said, 'because we need new jobs and new skills." His speech was televised na .tonally by the Public Broadcasting Service. Speaking of the major economic problems facing his au dience and the rest of the country, the President said: "We must make extraordinary efforls lo supply our know-how, our capilal, our technology and our human resources to increase productivity at a faster pace. Inflation is creating a national state of anxiety. Productivity must improve if we are to have a less inflationary economy. In the long run, it Is the only way we can raise wages without in flationary price increases." Ford was making bis sccom lUt-of-town speaking trip since b e c o m i n g President three veeks ago, and officials here arranged a bipartisan welcome 'rom Democratic Gov. John J Gilligan and Columbus Mayor Tom Moody, a Republican. In awarding Ford its highest honorary degree, a doctor o! aws, the university cited the new President "for the firsi steps in restoring to the people of Ihese United Stales con 'idence in leadership, hope ir the political process and the promise that once again all o js can begin to believe. You have revived that which is most basic to a free society: a belief in the value of belief it self." The citation was read by uni versity President H a r o l d L Enarson. Ford was due back in Ih White House during the noo hour and set up a schedule o appointments (or tlio afternoon NEWS BRIEFS Machine Pilfered The change box from a cigar- tte vending machine was taken rom Maxwell's Exxon Station, 035 N. College Thursday morning. Operator Harry Bundick tokl police that sometime fter 4 a.m. a large plate glass vindow had been broken out o allow entry to the olficc. The /ending machine was the only hing damaged. Assassins Fail .NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Dr. Bassos Lyssarides, a pro-Ma- tarios Greek Cypriot political eader, suffered minor wounds the head and shoulder today vhen assassins sprayed his car vith bullets. Lyssarides' chauffeur, Doros ,ouizou, was killed, and the Iriver's wife was wounded seriously. Two passersby also were hit. Lyssarides heads EDEK, a socialist party whose members battled the Greek-led national guard and the EOKA-B underground when they overthrew President Makarios on July 15. Ma lone Wealthy Now NEW YORK ( A P ) - Moses Billfold, Cash Stolen Theft of a billfold from his :ar parked on West Dickson trect was reported to police Thursday by Charlie Crigger of 907 Hollywood St. Crigger said he billfold contained a $100 bill, gas company credit card, dri- ·ers license .and other papers. Police said a window had been forced open on the locked Malone, turning aside 300 lege scholarship offers, col has signed a $3 million contract t play professional hasketbal with the Utah Stars. It,makes him the country's highest paic lecn-agcd alhlcle. Malone, 6-feet-ll and weigh ing 210 pounds, was ralcd tin country's best high school play or in his senior year in Peters burg, Va. Car Ransacked Michael Bland fold Fayelle- ville police Thursday that sometime after 8:30 p.m. Wednesday someone forced open a vent window on his car at his apartment at 2004 N. Garland and took an eight-track tape ilayer. He said the player was iried loose from the dash :ausing considerable darr-.^ to the dash. Purse Stolen Debra Ann Evans of Route 8, Fayetleville, told city police early today that her purse was stolen from the back of her chair while she was at Brer Frans Club. The purse The Canadian Foreign Office delivered its request for the re turn of Ronald .1. Anderson. 31 to the U. S. embassy on Thurs day after the U. S. Customs Service admitted that its men went "a few yards" into Cana da last Saturday to take Ander son into custody. The customs men arreste the young man in Peace Arc International Park, on the border between the state of Washington and British Columbia, after he and his wife. Marion, drove across'the border lo visit his mother and his 11-year-old son by an earlier marriage in Poulsbo, Wash. The Customs Service said Anderson broke away from its men and they crossed the border inadvertently to recapture him.- A spokesman s a i d the agents did not realize they had crossed the border until it was too late. The customs men tnrned Anderson over to the Army, which is holding him at Ft. Lewis, Wash. A spokesman there said the Army was awaiting instructions from the Stale Department. Anderson deserted from the Army in 1968 after it refused to classify him as a conscientious objector, according to his mother. Betty Peterson. She said he left the Army "because he didn't approve of the Vietnam war and couldn't sland .the quick-kill methods they were rying lo teach him lo use." Anderson has been living in Mission, B.C., and working as a carnenler. He has been grantee! anded immigrant status like most of the thousands of Amer- can deserters and draft evaders in Canada, and w o u l d lave been eligible to apply for Canadian cilizenshin t h i s f a l l . Canada and the United States have an extradition treaty, hut desertion and draft evasion are not extraditable offenses. Officials said the cases were nvesligated by queslioning ·elatives, friends, former comrades, officers who led them, and many of the 1,400 deserters who have returned over the years. Pentagon and Justice Department lawyers are shaping final -·ecommcndations before Secre- .ary of Defense James R. Schlesinger and Atty. Gen. Wiljam B. Saxbe hand them to Ford Saturday morning. About 28.000 deserters and some 14,000 draft dodgers in this country and abroad are involved. After Saxbe and Schlesinger met on Thursday, the attorney general said they had "nar- owed down" the pjan as they moved toward a joint position, le declined to go into detail. There were no indications of ·my major differences between he Pentagon and the Justice Department. One defense official said Saxbe's stated views parallel those in the Pentagon on possible alternative public service for deserters and draft dodgers as a way of working :heir way back into U.S. society. While Schlesinger has re- hospital works". Ahead mained silent, Saxbe has spok en out in favor of requiring at least "an act of conlrition" and up to two years of work in a or some other "good of the Saxbe-Schlesl- nger meeting, a delegation representing families of draft dodgers nud deserters conferred on Thursday with Martin Hoffmann, the Pentagon's general counsel. Members said afterward they reject the idea of conditions lo return of young men who left to avoid service in Vietnam. tained $86.06: payroll check for in change, a man's Truck Kills Local Woman Mrs. Daisy N. Howell, 62, of Route 1, Farmington. was killed about 4:35 p.m. Thursday when she was struck by a pickup truck as she attempted to cross Hwy. 62 just inside the west Farmington City Limits. Stale Trooper Chuck Webb said Mrs. Howell was struck gold band ring, a white gold watch, drivers license and other papers. Troops Withdrawn BANGKOK. Thailand (AP) -Another 2,000 American troops left Thailand during August, reducing the United States forces to about 28,000 men, military spokesmen said today. Anolher thousand arc to leave by the end of the year. AER1ALIST DOES 'TIME' ON ROPE NEW YORK (AP) -- Compulsive Parisian aerialist Philippe Petit has paid his debt to society. He served his sentence on a tightrope beforo a delighted Central Park jury of 10,000. The Frenchman's crime was a breathtaking gambol on Aug. 7 between the 1,350- foot towers of the World T r a d e Center here. The court, however, agreed to drop charges if the daredevil would perform in the park. So, on Thursday night, to the oompah band strains of "The Daring Young Man on tho Flying Trapeze," Petit did his t h i n g -- legally -on a 600 - foot cable suspended 80 feet above Central Park's Bclcvedere Lake. lie somersaulted. He bounced. He almost slipped. Tha crowd gasped, oocd and abed. The excited, shoulder-to- shoulder crowd, sweltering in the muggy Manhattan night. alternately grinned in delight and shut eyes and groaned during the 40-minute performance. "I lose my breath when lie does his stunts," said Debbie Ziole, 22. of Brooklyn. "I am so afraid he just might come down." by a Allen vehicle driven Craig. 17, of by Carl 1926 N. Gregg St., Fayetleville. Webb quoted Craig as saying he rounded a curve and could not stop in time lo avoid striking the woman, who was dragged 300 feet down the pave ment. Webb said he was told that Mrs. Howell had crossed the highway to a neighbor's home and was returning to her own home when tho eastbound pickup struck her. Her death brings the 1974 JCONTINUED ON P.1GB TWO) Soviet Fear Planned MOSCOW (AP) -- The head of Soviet cosmonaut training indicated today that the night landing made by the Soyuz 15 spacecraft was part of the advance flight plan and not an emergency measure because something went wrong in the[light, as some Western experts believe. However, Maj. Gen. Vladimir Shatalov gave no explanation, (or the briet duration of the (light. The Soyuz 15 and cosmonauts Gennady Sarafanov and Lev Demin returned to earth Wednesday night after only two days in space. Western experts speculated that they came back so soon because the spacecraft might have been damaged during attempts lo dock with tho Salynt 3 space station.

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