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INStOll- For women 3 Editorial ..........g..........^ 4 Sports · 5 .Church Directory ,,...."..,... c Comics .,,..,,,,...,.,;;.., 8 Classified ...,,.;... 9-U Amusements :.;i l}: o.ivv..~. 12 IlSlh YEAR--NUMBER 78 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 31, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Mostly cloudy and continued mild with showers and thundershowers likely through Sunday. Low last night 69. Low tonight near 70. High Sunday in the mid 8Js. Sunset today 7:39. Sunrise Sunday 6:41, Weather map on page ti PAGES-TEN CENTS JUDGE LOUIS CORBIN ...proves justice is blind (AP Wlrepholo) Provocative Pose Wasted On Ju dge ;·. NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Judge Louis Corfain says some persons :coming before him have an ad- .vantage. ?·· "Some judges, being human, might hold appearances against somebody. I don't even get upset over long hair," says Flori- ida's only blind judge. '-.'· Women who try to influence JCorbin by striking a mildly pro :vocative pose soon 'their effort is futile. discover .·''It is .a bit humorous," Cor:bin-said in an interview on Fri- 'day. "My wife sometimes sits ·in court and - tells me about ·some of the ladies, but I can't 'appreciate it." i Many persons don't realize that Cop'Din, 35 and blind since ;a -shotgun.accident at the age of 6, c'a'n't see them. "Once a boy, the freaky type, ·finally realized I was blind and was upset because he had c u t his hair to come to court," judge said. t h e In one case, Corbin had to examine 'a year-old, partially-eaten -bun with half a bug in it. "The defense left it up to the judge,to decide if, in fact, it really 'was a bug," he said. "Every time I picked up that dried up bun, the alleged bui fell out. We had to solve the di lemma of trying to put insec legs back together." Corbin decided in the plaint iff's favor -- it was a bug, he said. Judging the obscenity of a! leged pornographic movie creates a bit of trouble, bu Corbin has attorneys stipulat on scene synopses. "I could have transferred the cases, which is done for sever; reasons and wouldn't have ftee a cop-out," he said. "But m ego and I wanted to prove tha I could handle porno movi cases. We just had to work oil a solution." ' Corbin, a visiting judge..! this Gulf Coast town; won hi post as a county judge in Jack sonville in a runoff election i 1972. A lawyer since 1964, Cor bin said he has little troubl keeping abreast of legal liter ature. "You don't have to see think," he said. "Any nig school student can learn th mechanics of legal research The trick is in. interpreting." Kurds Newest Refugees In Middle East Turmoil - PAVEH, Iran (AP) -- The newest refugees in the Middle East 'are the Kurds, fleeing by the thousands into western Iran to _escape what some call a systematic Iraqi campaign to eradicate the-Kurdish minority. : About 80.000 Kurds already liev in a dozen squalid camps along the central Iraqi-Iranian frontier. Hundreds more slip across the border every day, according to relief officials. ':'The; Iraqi soldiers can't win against our guerrillas, so they are destroying the Kurdish civilians," said an elderly Kurd at- the refugee camp near Pa- veh. :The 70-acre tent complex on the, slopes of Ml. Sariask holds 13,000 refugees, mostly children, old people and women. There are few men of fighting age, and the women say their men stayed behind to battle Iraqi soldiers and jets. Heavy fighting has been ported between the Iraqi military and the Kurdish Pcsh Mgrga guerrillas since negotiations on an autonomous Kurdish stale within Iraq broke down last March. About 2 million of Iraq's 1 million people militant ethnic are Kurds, group concen Ali, a guerrill said h e . wa tra ted in northern Iraq. At the camp hospital hei'e several Kurdish guerrillas la recovering from wounds su fered across the border. Lt. Hassan commander, wounded but escaped wit three other guerrillas after a Iraqi division captured his vi lage. He vowed to return t fight. Almost all those in the caniL however, are civilians wh made it to the border by foot o on donkeys. Some fled in car or battered old ears. One grou told how they fled their home in northeastern Iraq at night escape Iraqi air attacks.. They said they trekked nights in darkness over jagge granite mountains to sanctuar in Iran, leaving behind almo everything they own. Scores their companions were caug! by Iraqi army patrols an killed, they said, while othe died of exposure in the mou tains or drowned trying cross fast flowing rivers. President Reviews Pentagon, Justice Dept. Proposals For Amnesty Project Ford Plans Aid To GOP Candidates WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres lent Ford plans to campaign ir Republicans" this fall in Ver- icnt, Pennsylvania, Indiana nd Kentucky. And he may adc nore trips later. ' The decision for Ford to gel ut and do some campaigning the new titular leader of the Republican party came after he on f erred with White House ounselor Dean Burch and oth r political leaders this week. While Ford will campaign nly for Republicans, he wil rge voters to choose both Democrats and Republican, vho support his fiscal policies 'ress Secretary Jerald F. ter lorst said Friday. "He is going to campaign fo iscal responsibility and fo candidates who will help him iring the budget under con rol," terHorst said. The President's campaign i .oing to be "on issues, not o: personalities," terHorst said 'He is not going to campaig: against, anyone." ' The press secretary e plained that the President wi reinforce what he told a join session of Congress and the na tion August 12: GOVERNMENT COST "The first specific request b :he Ford administration is. no :o : Congress'but to the Voters"! the upcoming November elec ions. It is this: support your candidates, congressmen an senators, Democrats or R publicans, conservative or lib iral, who consistently vote fo ougb decisions 'to cut the cos of government, restrain f e d . spending and bring inflation im der control." Ford expects Congress to b adjourned by the time of hi first campaign speaking dati Det. 7, when he will address ig Republican event in Barre Vt., in honor of retiring GO Sen. George D. Aiken. If the legislators are still i session, terHorst said, For will have to determine wbethi lis presence is required Washington. After the salute to Aiken Ford is scheduled to speak a Republican fund-raising even Oct. 9 in Philadelphia, Oct. : in Indianapolis, and Oct. 19 i Louisville. SHORT TRIPS A White House aide said Se; tember and October will I packed with short trips like th ones Ford has taken to Chicag and Columbus. Ohio, since tal ing office. He predicted that Forii have a tough schedule and ma resume a pace he followed a vice president when he tra oiled more than 100,000 miles nine months. The President apparent likes the pattern of going out make speeches, and returnin so that he can still get in half day's work in the Oval Office. It didn't take Ford long to g into politicking. He did a litl of it Friday on a speech-ma ing trip to Columbus. After making a summer com mencement address at Oh State University, the Preside paused on his way back horn for an airport meeting some 20 Republican candidat from Ohio. Of Yugoslav Train 150 Killed In Wreck Final Plans ZAGREB, Yugoslavia (AP) - An express train flipped over the entrance to the Zagreb ailroad station after passing a ed signal light Friday night nd an estimated 150 passen- ers were killed, officials re- orted today. The engineer, his assistant nd the switchman were ar- isled on suspicion they caused he accident by neglect. An investigating commission aid the train, carrying vaca- oning Yugoslav workers, was raveling between 49.7 and 55.9 niles an hour when the dis- ster occurred. It said the first signal was ut of order, but the main sig- al was working and showed ed. It said the engineer went hrough the red light and 'en- tered the 1 switches at too high a speed. Dr. Zora Stajduhar, a member of the medical team working on the disaster -- reported to be the worst in Yugoslavia's history --said as many as 30 to 50 more victims might- be buried under the wreckage. More than 150 persons were said to have been injured. It was not known how many cars were derailed, and railway officials could not estimate the number of passengers aboard. . Investigators arrested the engineer, his assistant and the station switchman, b u t no charges were filed. Yugoslav law permits detention without charge during an investigation. Tanjug, the Yugoslavian press agency, said the cause of the disaster had not been deter mined. An official announcement was expected later today. Survivors said the train was -raveling at about 65 miles per lour when the coaches flipped 300 yards from the station. One witness said the train ran into the'sta.tion like a torpedo. Officials said identification ivould be difficult on many victims because they were badly disfigured. Cranes were put to work this morning to lift chunks of debris. Rescue workers ciil through the steel and 'wood to get to buried victims. The scene of the disaster was littered this morning with parts of human bodies and luggage and special teams were put' to work to identify the bodies. It was the worst rail disaster in Yugoslavia's history, accord- Ing to the press agency. The train originally was reported to be the Alhens-lo-Dor- ;mund. West- Germany Hellas Express. But a railway spokesman said this morning in Belgrade, 300 miles southeast of Zagreb, it was a special express train from Belgrade to Dortmund. The spokesman said the Hellas Express left Belgrade 15 minutes after the special train and continued safely to Gel-many after being diverted around the wreck. Most of the passengers on the special train were Yugoslav workers going to their jobs in West Germany after vacations at home, the spokesman said. It was not known whether Americans were aboard. After Break WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford reviewed today Pentagon and Justice Department recommendations on how to deal with military draft evaders and deserters. Ally. Gen. William B. Saxbe and Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesingcr delivered their suggestions on " e a r n e d re-entry" for young American war foes at an early morning meetiog in the White House Cabinet room. The session also was attended Tyger Case For Clemency To Bumpers LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- An aide to Gov. Dale Bumpers said ?riday that the governor's office will not consider executive clemency tor Alyin Tyger of Tucson,·--Ariz'.v-untii :,Tyger, '· an escapee fronT'an Arkansas prison, is returned to Arkansas.- Arizona Gov. Jack William's lecided Friday to send Tyger sack to Arkansas. Tygcr escaped from Cummins Prison Farm June 14, -1968, while he was serving terms for burglary. Williams acted on the recommendation of Arizona Assistant Atty. Gen. Tom Jacobs. Tyger had sought to remain n Arizona, where he had adopted a new name, married and had a child. Tyger has been employed by a liquor dis- ;ributing company. His friends lave contended that he has been rehabilitated . Robert Brown, legal aide to Bumpers, said that the nexl move was up to Tyger. "We have to have control of him before we can grant clemency," Brown said. Brown said Tyger has ajout seven y e a r s left to serve in state prisons. He said Tyger would not be immediately eli gitile for parole, but he said Tyger could apply for executive clemency immediately after he is in the custody of Arkansas authorities. BULLETIN INDIO, Calif. (AP) -- A sniper firing from a moving vehicle killed three persons and wounded It others during a five - hour shooting spree before dawn today, sheriff's deputies reported. Roadblocks were set up in an effort fo stop the sniper. Details were sketchy hut of ficers sniri it appeared tlia the dead and wounded were traveling in at least seven different vehicles. Two of the dead were shot in the head. Groceries To Follow Raw Farm. Prices Climb Again WASHINGTON (AP) -- Farm prices of cattle and hogs, which provide about 30 per cent of what consumers eat, are climbing again, while beans, potatoes and vegetables have declined from mid-year. The Agriculture Department reported Friday that over-all the price index for raw farm products rose 3 per cent from July 15 to Aug. 15. The' boost followed a 6 per cent increase from June to July. The department's Crop Reporting Board said hifiher prices for animals, corn, soy- peans, wheat and eggs led the advance. However, the index was still 13 per cent below the record set on Aug. 15 last year, officials said. -.'A week ago, the department .predicted retail food prices would continue to rise in the last half of 1974 but not as rapidly as they did early in the year. Even so, officials said retail food prices for all of 1974 may average at least 15 per cent above last year, compared with a 12 per cent gain predicted a few months ago, when super- large grain crops seemed likely. Summer drought reduced those prospects and has helped fuel another spurt in food prices. The price index of meat animals as a group rose 4 per cent from July to August, but the average was still 33 per cent below the year ago record when peak set a government food price controls were eased. Cattle, for example, averaged $36.60 per IftO pounds on the hoof, and hogs $36.10 per 100 pounds, each up $1.60 from July 15. But a year earlier cattle were $51.70 and hogs $56.30 per hundredweight. Corn brought farmers $3.37 per bushel, a record, compared with $2.01 in July and $2.68 in August last year. Put another way, 100 pounds of live steer -would buy about ten bushels of corn this Aug. 15, compared with nearly 20 bushels a year ago. That, basically, is why consumers will see much less grain-fattened beef on store counters and more produced from animals grazed in pastures. It also shows why hog, poultry and are skeptical dairy about producers increasing output: it costs much more to feed livestock, Wheat was $4.24 per bushel a the farm on Aug. 15, up fron $4.04 in July but below the $4.4 mark set a year earlier. Whea rose to a record $5.52 per bush cl last February. The farm · price of potatoe was $4.97 per 100-pound bag i August, down from $0.34 in Jul 1 and from much higher peak last winter. A 100-pound bag of dry bean brought farmers $28,30 in Ai gust, compared with $30.50 i: July. But a year ago they wer $17.90 per bag. The department's farm pric index for vegetables was dow 10 per cent from July, includin lower prices for lettuce, celery cabbage, tomatoes, canlclouo and sweet corn. The index however, was 4 per cent highe than a year ago. ANDERSON AND WIFE REUNITED ... 071 his return to Canadian soil (AP Wirepholo) Deserter Awaiting Amnesty In Canada P E A C E NATIONAL ARCH PARK INTER- CAP) - lonald J. Anderson is back on lis adopted Canadian soil and he American Army deserter vows never to return to the Jnited States "until I'm sure there's amnesty. ·"It's a great thing to know that a nation of 20 m i l l i o n people is behind you," Ander- J son said after crossing the border into the land he now calls lome and the arms of his wife, Marion. He was released late Friday after spending a week in t h e stockade at Ft. Lewis, Wash., a w a i t i n g court-martial o n charges of being absent without official leave. His freedom came after a formal protest and a request for his return by the Canadian government. Anderson had 'been arrested last Saturday by U.S. border guards at this heavily traveled crossing in an incident American officials later admitted occurred "a few yards over the Canadian border." After that admission Thursday, Canada asked for Anderson's return. On Friday, the U.S. State Department said it had granted Canada's request. Anderson. 31, said he learned about 2 p.m. he would be released. Less than five hours later he was free in Canada, where he has landed-immigranl slalus. He plans to apply for Canadian citizenship in another month. . "I'll never go back until I know it's safe," Anderson said "Even though the attitude ir the United States might be softening, you know the military i.. going to continue to enfo -ce the law the way it sees it." Asked if an amnesty declaration would bring many Anieri can deserters or draft-evaders back, he said, "I don't think so. I think it would be used mainly for visits. I wouldn't go back to ive. Anyway, President Ford will proba'bl y declare uncon- wiil probably declare unconditional amnesty for everyone except Ronald Anderson." Anderson was driven the 150 miles from Ft. Lewis to the U.S.-Canadian 'border by Ray Anderson, the Canadian coun- sul-general in Seattle, who said he was informed lie had to pick up his man only an hour before taking custody. "The U.S. reaction was actually extremely r a p i d , " he said. Consul - General Anderson called the arrest a "in- CONTINUED ON P 4GE TWO) 1:111 !li: : iiiirniiriiriini: ;ii: IIIMII: 55! fflriir:;!iii:,iir:iirii; sni^ NEWS BRIEFS Faulty Light Aired WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Ihree major commercial television networks, acceding to a judge's request, filmed a demonstration Friday of a household trouble light said fo be a serious shock hazard. Chief U.S. District Court Judge George L. Hart had asked ABC. NBC and CBS to send camera crews to the demonstration, performed by Chairman Richard 0. Simpson of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Phillips Tax Studied BARTLESVILLE. Okla. (AP) -- The government is trying to determine if Phillips Petroeum Co. owes taxes on at least $1.4 million tunneled from overseas transactions into a special fund used for political contributions in the United Slates. A 1925 federal law makes it illegal for corporations- to. contribute to candidates for federal office. Funding Predicted LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Wiliam "Sonny" Walker, the director of the regional federal Office of Economic Opportunity at Atlanta, said in a speech hre Friday that he is confident that federal funding for com- munitiy action programs will continue. However. Walker, formerly of Little Rock, predicted that the funding would be on a short- term, compromise basis. Italy Gets Credit BELLAGIO , Italy (AF) -Germany and Italy reached a credit agreement today enabling Italy to borrow up to $2 billion to aid its staggering economy. The agreement was announced at a press conference by West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt and Italian Premier Mariano Rumor after (wo days of talks here. IIMIIHIIUUH by presidential advisers Jghn Marsh, Robert T. Hartmanh and White House attorney Philip Buchen. M a r t i n Hoffman, general counselor for the Defense Department, and Laurence Silberr man, deputy attorney general, also sat in. 'SHORT PERIOD' "The President will not let a lot of grass grow" before rnak- · ing up his mind on the amnesty issue, said presidential Press Secretary Jerald F. terHorst. Although terHorst said that it will be "rather a short period" before a decision is reached, no announcement is expected over the holiday weekend. The two Cabinet officers coordinated Justice Department proposals for some 14,000 draft dodgers subject to civilian law and Defense Department recommendations f o r about 26,0(10 deserters under military jurisdiction. . The--President scheduled an afternoon golf date at nearby Burning Tree in Maryland then arranged to go by helicopter to the presidential retreat · at Camp David. He will interrupt his holiday Monday to return to the White House to sign landmark pension legislation, appropriately on Labor Day. Ford said through a spokesman on Friday that he does not favor an added ten-cent per gallon lax on gasoline because that would be "exorbitant, unwise, and unnecessary." Ford traveled to Columbus, Ohio, on Friday to address tha Ohio State University graduating class. While he was away, a seven-member delegation of Clergy and Laity Concerned turned over to Special Presidential Assistant Theodore Marrs petitions bearing 52,000 signatures supporting "universal and unconditional amnesty'* for all Americans who resisted Vietnam military duty. MIDDLE GROUND Marrs reminded the interfaith organization in a friendly exchange outside the White House gates that Ford wants leniency for draft resistors but emphasized the middle-ground presidential policy of "no amnesty, no revenge." The visit to Camp David will be Ford's first to the Catoctiri Mountains retreat since he became president more than three weeks ago. Among those accompanying him will be the first lady and children Susan and Stephen. While former President Richard M. Nixon barred newsmen from setting foot on Camp David. Ford is instituting a more open policy. Facilities are being re-established so newsmen can observe Ford's arrival and departure and the new President has agreed to admit photographers for a Sunday picture session. In other developments Friday: --Ford discussed proposed national health insurance legislation with leaders of the Amer- can Medical Association in tha Oval Office. --The White House announced that Ford plans to make political trips to Barre, Vt. on Oct. 7: to Philadelphia on Oct. 9; to Indianapolis on. Oct. 16; and to Louisville on Oct. 19. The latter three events will be Republican fund-raising affairs. The Vermont event is'a. salute to retiring Sen. George D. Aiken. Cuban issue Studied WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dip- lamatic moves are under way on a first step toward an eventual lifting by the Organization of American States of its 10- year-old embargo against Cuba. "Things are to a head on rapidly coming the Cuba question," said OAS Secretary-General Galo Plaza, who believes the embargo has long since outlived its usefulness. As a first step, moves hav» begun for the appointment of an OAS commission of inquiry on the subject. '

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