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Jlortfjtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper 115th YEAR--DUMBER 79 FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 1974 PAGES-2S CENTS For Public Service Work Conditional Amnesty Proposed WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two Caliinct officers Saturday recommended that, as "a unique act of mercy," more Ihan 28,000 Vietnam era military deserters and draft dodgers be allowed to earn their way back by spending up to 18 months in civilian public service. Secretary of Defense James B. Schlesinger and Ally. Gen. William Saxbe also told President Ford that returning deserters' and d r a f t evaders should be required to "execute a formal pledge for alternate service including a form of re They spent nation of allegiance to the 1 States." y suggested that Ihe term working in hospitals, olher community or chari- orfianiKalions could be re"in consideration of the instances ot individual White House sources said Ford is expected to announce a conditional amnesty program next week. Press Secretary Jerald F. lerliorst cautioned that the recommendations are "not necessarily what is going to come out." He said Ford "has some ideas of his own that amend tne recommendation." Ford intends to put his program into effect through executive action, said terHorst, declaring that "no congressional action would r 3e required." In response to questions, he said the Ford program would aim at dealing faii-Iy not only with those now abroad or in hiding at home, but also with others who di s ho n o r already received b 1 e discharges Never Too Young Apparently his mother hasn't warned this young squirrel in Rallegh, N.C., of the dangers of smoking, but it was re- ported later that once Hie youngster got a strong sniff of the smoke, he gave it up for walnuts. (AP Wirephoto) Arizona Man Charged Freeway Sniper Kills Three Train Crash Toil Climbs At Zagreb ZAGREB, Yugoslavia (AP).make a scheduled stop in Zagr- 1NDIO. Calif. (AP) -- A sniper terrorized motorists on a lonely stretch of desert for nearly six hours before? dawn Saturday, killing three persons, injuring six others and riddling several aulos with bullets. A car matching the description provided by witnesses was pulled over about 25 miles west of Blythe, a city on the Califor- -- An express train carrying homeward-bound vacationers sped through a red light at the and flipped estimated 150 nia-Arizona driver was border, arrested and the without a eb en route to Dortmund. Officials said it was 10 min- Zagrerj station over, killing an persons and injuring 150 more, officials said Saturday. Nearly 2.4 hours after the train crashed Friday night, rescue workers were still digging through the tangle of overturned railroad cars, scattered luggage and dismembered bodies. The acrid smell of smoke, burnt rubber and death hung heavy In Zagreb station. The morgue at Zagreb, Yugoslavia's second largest city with a metropolitan area population of more than half a million, was unable to cope with all the dead. Ambulances carried scores of bodies to morgues in other cities. The train's engineer and his assistant were arrested on suspicion that neglect had caused the accident, the worst rail disaster in Yugoslavia's history, officials said. An investigating commission said the train had been traveling at more than 55 miles an hour when it jumped off the rails, instead of the maximum permitted speed'of 31 m.p.h. Witnesses said the locomotive utes behind approached slavia's second largest city 300 miles northwest of Belgrade, the capital. schedule Zagreb, when it Yugo- struggle, Riverside County Un dershcriff Robert Presley said. Presley identified the man as Richard Harold Hicks, 34, o[ assault with intent to murder. Sheriffs' Capt. Cois B; a .22-caliber sawed-off I some expended cartridg found in Hicks' car. Officers said the snip parently chose his many of them on weekend outings -- at random, pulled alongside them on Interstate 10 and fired ' moving car. Nine shooting incidents were reported, they said. All of the dead were men who had been shot in the head while Tucson, Ariz. He was booked!driving along a desolate stretch for investigation of murder and! of interstate 10, the commit rd said ifle and es were ?er ap- :ims -or Day random, n Inlcr- om his separate report- nen who id while stretch nain ar cry between Los Angeles and "'hoenix, Ariz. Most of the injured also had been driving, officers said, indicating that the sniper fired out .he passenger's window while speeding past the victim's car .0 his right. They said four of the six wounded were shot and the others were slashed with glass which shattered when Outlets burst their car windows. Presley and Byrd reconstructed the 150-mile trail of terror this way: At about 12:25 a.m., a car was hit by three bullets while traveling east on Interstate 10 The 3ann LjOS No occa ued appa Th curr east per enou Rom the retu He the Billj Gar up t shooting occurred near Banning, about 90 miles east of Angeles. one was injured on thai sion but the sniper contin- east on Interstate 10 arid apparently didn'l miss again. first shooting death oc- I 'at Indio, about 35 miles east of Banning, when Ihe sniper got oft the highway long enough to fatallv wound Jose B '- - ' at he first 50, of Pasadena, intersection. Then returned to the highway. Here deputies lost track oi the time sequence but tney salt Billy Gene Tcgarden, 41, of Bel Gardens, was killed in his pick- truck about 15 miles east of Inclio. Further east, about lo miles east of Desert City, the sniper fatally wounded Herman R. Edge, 25," of '«ong Beach. Presley said two truck driv ers witnessed the shooting o Edge and began trailing th sniper, attempting unsucccss fully at one point to force him off the road. They used a cit zen's band radio in the truck t get the license and descriptio of the vehicles to authorities. Hsputies at first said Hick was stopped at a roadblock bu later they said he simply ha been pulled over vjy one of th many law enforcement officers who were called out to look for the sniper. or have been convicted and are serving prison terms. Sciilesingcr and Saxbe preferred to call the program earned re-entry" and "rccon : illation" ralher than amnesty. "This program is designed as unique act of rnercy, intended i heal the nation's wounds," heir joint six-page memo- andum said. "In no way is it intended to condone acts of evasion or desertion," they said. Spokesmen for draft dodgers and deserters living in Canada and relatives of such men have ejected conditional amnesty or a n y acknowledgment . of wrongdoing. They have insisted on unconditional amnesty, contending that the Vietnam war resisters acted out of con- New Zealand Leader Dies At Age 51 WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Prime Minister Nor- Man E. Kirk, an opponent of U.S- policy in Vietnam and an advocate of new forms of Asian and Pacific regional cooperation, died Saturday. He was A government announcement said he died peacefully in a hospital where he was being treated for gastric influenza, j He had been in poor health for snapped loose the station. and roared into "The crash felt like an earthquake." one of the survivors re- until the called. "There was a child in meets to my compartment crying. I grabbed his hand and pulled him out alive with me." Another passenger said three of the six persons in his compartment were killed when the crash overturned the car they were In. He said he managed to climb out. his clothes soaked with blood. "I'm alive, I'm alive -- that's all I know," he said. Most of the more than COO persons aboard the Belgrade-to Dortmund train were vacation ing Yugoslav workers returning to their jobs in West Germany, railroad sources said. Bodies and luggage littered the tracks, cranes lifted chunks of debris arjd rescue workers frantically cut through the tangled steel with torches in their search for more victims. The Yugoslav government proclaimed a day of mourning. Medical experts sped to Zagreb from other Yugoslav cities to help local doctors identify the bodies. The investigating commission said the -first signal at the entrance to the station was out of order, but that the main signal was working and showed red. It said the engineer went through the red light anrl entered the switches at too high a speed. The train left Belgrade on Friday afternoon and was to months with pleurisy. Deputy Prime Minister Hugh Watt took over the government Labor party elect a new caucus leader. Labor has a 55-32 seat majority in Parliament, In Washington, White House Press Secretary Jerald F. ter- Horst said President Ford "obviously is v deeply sorry" and has sent a private message of condolence to the Kirk family. ' The 6-foot, 250-pound "Big Norm" Kirk, a former welder and rail engineer, was elected | in November 1972 in a personal triumph that returned the Labor party to power, ending 12 years of rule by the National party. (TIMESpholo By Ken Good) IOCAI FORECAST- Variable cloudiness and mild with a chance of thundershowers through Monday. Low last night .69. Highs today and Monday in the mid 80s. Low tonight in the mid 60s S.unset today 7:45. Sunrise Monday 6:48. Weather map on page 12B. SITE OF PROPOSED DOUBLE-LEVEL PARKING GARAGE ,. .looking toward southeast from intersection of Church Avenue and Meadow Street Downtown Parking Garage Proposed science. TWO-HOUR MEETING Schlesinger and Saxbe presented their proposals to Ford at a nearly two-hour White House meeting 12 days after the new President made a surprise announcement opening the way to conditional amnesty. Ford, who had requested the report, took the recommendations under study. Sources said lie asked for additional information. In a memorandum, Schlesinger and Saxbe said there are a'joul 15,500 draft evaders ana 12,838 deserters potentially eligible for the program. About 3.000 nf the draft dodgers and some 1.500 deserters are living i Canada, they said. The Cabinet officers sug- ested that applications should accepted starting 30 days rom the dale Ford formally jroclaims the program and hat deserters and draft dodg- ·s be given 120 days from that ime lo make their move. There have been suggestions n Congress that amnesty legis- ation would be revived now hat Ford has indicated ha' might accept some form of am- lesty. However, some congress-men have suggested only tho. President can offer amnesty. The report said more money might be needed, however, to administer parts of the program. TIME LIMIT Saxbe and Schlesinger recommended limiting eligibility to those "who committed o f - . fenses" between Aug. 4, 1064, when Congress enacted th» Tonkin Gulf resolution, and the withdrawal of the last U.S. forces from Vietnam on March' 28. 1!7,3. The draft evader would remain subject to indictment until he finishes his assigned period of alternate service. Upon completion of that service successfully, the draft evader would receive a certificate and the U.S. attorney involved (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) By DORRIS HENURICKSON TIMES Staff Writer Construction of a parking garage in downtown Fayetteville, to be financed by assessments against businesses and residences in the area, is being proposed by a group of downtown bus- The businessmen have pre-iowners of a majority (in value)|be held by the Board of Direc- nue. Part sented a 'petition to the city's| 0 [ proper i y j n the 16-b!ock areaj'° r 3 at7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. of Directors seeking proval of formation of an improvement district to be known as "Off-Street Parking Improvement District No. 1" The petition states that the hv Pnllppp Avpnup on I At tliat time any residents of by College Avenue on| ( h e a|(;a wh(j wjsh t[) be hear( , the east, Locust Avenue on the west, Spring Street on the north and Rock Street on the south. on the proposal may present their views to the directors. The proposed garage will be public hearing on formation located betwee signatures it carries are of of the improvement district will'Meadow Streets between Center and on Church Ave- Bus Drivers Get Tickets Pour Lincoln school bus drivers were cited late lasl week by Lincoln Police Chief Lee Kincaid for operating their buses without a required state permit. Kincaid said the buses were stopped in Lincoln. at a road block Turk Forces Renew Hostilities By Rolling Into Cypriot Town NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -Turkish tanks and infantry entered the Greek-Cypriot village of Akherytou Saturday and seized 15 Greek Cypriot hos- loges, the Cyprus government charged. A government statement said [hat a Tew hours after the Turkish raid, blindfolded and bullet-riddled bodies of a G«-year- old Greek Cypriot villager and a Wyear-old covered 500 herytou. woman were yards from dis- Ak- Kincaid said a total of eight buses were slopped at the roadblock and that four of the drivers did not have the special bus permit that is required by the state. The permit. Kincaid said, is required in addition to a regular driver's license. All the Lincoln bus drivers had ample warning of the road block, Kincaid said, but only one made an effort lo oblain the permit. Three nearby villages were abandoned by Greek Cypriots on Saturday. A spokesman lor the Unitet Nations peacekeeping force hat no immediate comment on the reported Akherytou incident which came 15 days after a cease-fire took effect on the island. In Nicosia, Dr., Vassos Lyssa rides, leader ot the Cyprus So cialist party, warned of blood shed between Greek Cypriot unless the government disarm Ihe EOKA-B underground. In Salonica, Greece, Premier Conslanline Caramanlis blamed Ke U.S. government, the West- rn alliance and the former ruing military junta for aggravat- ng the. Cyprus crisis, and'said heir attitude led to "savage" erriforia! expansion by Turkey n Cyprus. Turkey invaded Cyprus July 20 five days after a Greek na- ional guard coup overthrew ^resident Makarios with a plan o join Cyprus lo Greece. The Turks control about 4fl per cenl of the island, which was reported quiet Saturday. But at the funeral of Doros Loizou, a poet and leader of the Socialist party youlh section Lyssarides said that unless President Glafcos Clerides takes steps lo disarm the right ists "Ihe volcano will erupt for it will not be possible to holf the people back." The 30-year-old Loizou wa: shot lo death Friday in an at tempt on the life of Lyssarides who was slightly wounded. Lyssarides blamed the attacl n EOKA-B, the extreme right- ving Greek Cypriot underground which took part in the Nf WS BRIEFS Abrams Worsens WASHINGNTON (AP) -- The Abduction Charged PHILADELPHIA · Two ireek-led coup against Ma-! blowl clo!s - tarios six weeks ago. A new U.S. envoy to Cyprus, Villiam R. Crawford, presented his credentials to Clerides on Saturday. Crawford replaces Rodger P. Davies, who was " ' 12 days ago in an anti- ArmTTeportecf "salurd'ay thai Philadelphia men have been ar- Gen Creighlon W. Abrams, 1 rested in the Aug. 22 abduction Army chief of staff, has lost of a business executive who some ground in his fight to was held for 36 hours by cap...... --'--- tors who demanded $2aO,000 ransom, the FBI said Saturday. It issued a statement saying I Joseph J. Baxter, 37, surren- that Abrams' Army doctors 'dered Saturday morning at FBI "are concerned over an appar- headquarters here, officials enl slowdown in his recovery." I said. Emmett V. Ware, 37. was overcome the effects of serious of the property is n the Urban Renewal project and the remainder is a city- eased parking lot owned by the j :,ewis family and Earl L. and ilester Brown -- who are among the petitioners of the im- jrovement district, LAND PURCHASE Plans call for the city to purchase the land necessary for the garage through revenue bonds, pledging revenues from four city-owned off-street parking lots and from the garage j to pay off the estimated $100,000 cost of the property. Cost of construction of the garage itself would be borne by business and residential property owners in the improvement district -- based on individual benefits from the garage. City Attorney Jim McCord said a board of assessment, composed of property owners CONTINUED ON P tGE TWO) The slowdown "has not fected Gen. Abrams' vital signs' and his condition continues to : American riot at the embassy. h, e lisleii as scr ioiis," the Army Crawford met with Clerides as hundreds of Lyssarides' pro- Makarios supporters marched silently in a funeral procession [or Loizou carrying placards saying: "Democracy lives," "Makarios --the guarantee of freedom" and "CIA-murders." Lyssarides claims the CIA was behind both the EOKA-B attempt on his life and the ouster of Makarios. Loizoii's father, walking in the funeral procession y ' tears running down his face, said: "Stop the bloodshed we've had enough, we can't take any more. I hope Doros is the last to die." said. Car Makes Trip FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) -Michael Brady, 20, drove his 1930 Model A Ford some 2.349 miles from Florida to Arizona, at speeds under 3(1 miles per hour. "Through the South it.was a good trip." said Brady of Cocca, Flu., who enrolled as an at his home Friday Wind Hits Islands MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Carmen bore down on the tiny Swan Islands in the northwestern Caribbean late Saturday. Forecasters said the storm should be lashing the isolated islands with 85 mile-per-hour winds and heavy rains Sunday. Squalls and gale-force winds from Carmen, the season'; third named storm and second hurricane, were expected fo hil south ol said the the Cayman Islands Cuba late Saturday, archeology student at Northern]forecasters at the National Hur uiyill.uiuf,.7 * , . _ ! _ : ,, ,, ,, « . /Innlnw \r\ HjTiaTMl Arizona University here. iniiniiniinnin ricane Center in Miami. PUBLIC OFFICES CLOSED MONDAY All Washington County Courthouse offices will be closed lor Labor Day, according to County Judge Vol Lester. Judge Lester said that county courthouse offices will resume regular business Tuesday morning. Mayor Russell Purdy told the TIMES that Fayetteville City Hall and all city agencies except the Police Dept. will remain closed for the Sept. 2 holiday. The post office, as well as other federal and slate agencies, will also be closed, a postal spokesman said. Students at the University of Arkansas will not attend classes until Tuesday and a business official there has said that all university offices will be closed for the day. The TIMES will publish Monday and the business offices will remain open for public transaction. Inside Sunday's TIMES Historic Camdem Queen Of Ouachifa ----------- 3A Regional Programs Mean Local Power ---------- IB Nadar Establishes Capitol Tourist Aid ----------- 48 Razorbacks Display Halfback Depth __ ..... ----- SB 132 Pass State Bar Examinations -------------- 13B Jerry lewis: Nothing Beats Getting Older ---- -Family Weekly Editorial .............. 4A For Women ........ 8A-9A Crossword Puzzle .... HA Sports .............. 5B-8B Entertaniment ........ 9B Classified ........ 10B-12B

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