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INSIDE- Editorial ,.., 4 For women ....£...... .,.., 6 Sports , : ,,« 9-10 Amusements ...v .,.;.-.. 11 Comics .... v .;...,.,.. s 12 Classified ;r......- 13-15 115th YEAR--NUMBER 80 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, 1974 IOC At'FORECAST-* Rain should end Tuesday i« partly cloudy to cloudy s k i e 9 itnd mild weather return 16 Northwest Arkansas. High* should be in the low to mid 70s with lows in the mid 50s. L o w last night C2. Sunset today 71431 sunrise Tuesday 6:50. Weather map on pagt 1J. · PAGES-TEN CENTS. PLANTNAPPERS ARE BUSY rom the Baptist Medical Cener. An entire geranium bed disappeared recently from a :ity park in St. Paul, Minn. And a bed of pansies was removed from the park surround- ug the Washington Monument his summer. Police in Los Angeles report wo arrests for plantnapping his summer, but the charges vere dropped after the plants vere recovered. Leonard Rothbaum, operator of a Los Angeles nursery, suggests to his customers that they [nvest in a lock and chain to go with their new plants. "Run liole CQ//S It 'Landmark Measure' LOS ANGELES (AP) ·-- Lock up your fern, protect your pansies. Planlnappers are on the prowl and your favorite plant could be their next target. Spurred by the boom in house and garden plants, the plant- nappers are pilfering everything from small trees and shrubs to plants and flowers. Homeowners, private offices, public highways and city parks are all targets in the crime wave. John Provine, manager of the Los Angeles County Arboretum, had two baskets of plants taken recently from in front of his house. And Provine says the arboretum has had a number of minor plant thefts during its Sunday home demonstration shows, which are booked solid and hard to police. "Mostly they're little things that could be smuggled out easily but are replan · table," he said. . Nationwide, plantnappers are going after bigger prey. Au ·' thorities' in'Oklahoma City re ' Sport"-'that- nirte large exotic · plants, 'valued' at $50 to S 80 apiece, -were'' stolen, in June M President Signs Pension Reform Bill a chain through the the bottom and then lock it to a tree." Rolhbaum advises. "Or better yet, anchor [he chain underground, or even run a bolt through the hole (in the pot) and then through a large board that is hard to carry-", ". ; v i ' ^ v C v " "We've caught about--10'wom- en in the past'few. mphtfis.-walk-* ing out with our plaiits," said Jake Hobday,-O'wrierijof Henry. Africa's noted .'.'fern! ;bar-" ,4n. San Francisco, WASHINGTON (AP) -- Signing into law a new pension reform bill on Labor Day, President Ford called it "a land mark measure that may finally give the American worker solid protection in his pension plan." The 1974 Employe Retirement Income Security Act gives some 30 million workers now jndcr private pension plans "more clearly defined rights to pension funds and greater surances that retirement dollars will be there when they are needed," the President said. He added that employes also will be given greater tax incentives to provide for their own retirement if a company plan is unavailable. The President's comments came in a statement issued at the White House in connection with a Rose Garden signing ceremony, attended by close to ^ BA ^^ ** ^^ ** f\ V% % * 200 guests from Congress, labor, industry, and finance. Among the labor leaders who accepted the invitation were presidents George Meany o! the AFLCIO, I.W. Abel of Ihe Steelworkers and Leonard Woodcock of the United Auto Workers. Ford was interrupting his first weekend visit to Camp David, the presidential retreat in the Caloctin Mountains of Maryland, lo return to the White House for the signing. Ford scheduled meetings on labor matters both before and after the signing ceremony. He set a meeting at 10:30 a.m. EDT with Arnold Miller, president of the United Mine Workers Union, and at 12:15 p.m. EDT with Labor Secretary Peter J. Brennan. The pension bill for the first time guarantees workers rights to some retirement benefits, if they change jobs after a tain length of service. It cer- also seeks to assure that the money for pensions will be there when workers retire. Some 300,000 to 400,000 existing private pension plans and those that may be set up in the future are affected by the law. But the law does not require employers w i t h o u t pension plans to establish them. Only 111 Spy Jet Sets Record In Trans-Atlantic Flight Meany Opposes Any £enewa/ Of Wage, Price Guic/e/mes FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) -- A United States Air Force spy Jet has flown the Atlantic In less than two hours, more than an hour faster than any previous crossing. The sleek, black Lockheed SR71 flew from New York to the south coast of England, a distance of 3,490 miles, in 1 hour 55 minutes and 42 seconds Sunday. Flying as high as 15 miles, it averaged 1,817 miles an hour, a spokesman said. The plane, known as the Blackbird, overshot the runway at the Farnborough International Air Show 20 miles southwest of London, raced to Amsterdam in the Netherlands, wheel":! sharply anc flew back to · Farnborough. "One slight miscalculation and we would have made it i New York-Paris record," one o: the two crewmen, Maj. Noel F. Widdiefield, told President Ford when the President tele · phoned to congratulate him anc Maj. Jim V. Sullivan 911 their "magnificent achievement." The Air Force said it was asking the Federation Aeronau tique Internationale, which ac credits all aviation records, tc certify the Blackbird's time a as the New York - to - London record. PREVIOUS RECORD The fastest previous crossin of the Atlantic was 3 hour's minutes from Boston to Paris flown last June by the Con corde, the Anglo-French super sonic jetliner. The previou New York-to-London recor was 4 hours 46 minutes, set fiv years ago by a British nav; Phantom fighter. Sullivan, the plane's 37-year old pilot, is from Wheeler Mont., and Widdiefield, 33. i from Anderson, Ind. Wit cliefield is the reconnaissanc systems officer and operate the Blackbird's intricate spyin equipment. Sullivan and Widdiefield too oft from the U.S. Strategic A Command's base at Beale, Ca lif., crossed the United Slati at subsonic speeds, and slowe down to 500 miles an hour refuel twice over the Atlanti Two Men Shot WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tw supporters of 'former Chilea President Salvador Allende wer fatally shot after being cl taincd by police near Santiag Chile, the Washington Post ported in today's editions. The newspaper also said th its correspondent in Chile, J seph Novitski, was ternporari placed under house arrest aft Chilean authorities learned th he was writing an article abo the two deaths. ar Newfoundland and south Greenland. Sullivan's English wife, Mag- was at Farnborough to ect her husband. 'I didn't worry at all," she (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Runoff Votes Set Tuesday y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Segregationist Lester Madox, seeking to become Geora's chief executive for the econd time, takes on state en. George Busbee in a runoff ection Tuesday for the Demo-' ratic nomination for governor. In Nevada, meanwhile, for- ier Gov. Paul Laxalt was mong three Republicans try- vg for the GOP nomination to u.cceed retiring U.S. Sen. Alan ible. D-Nev. Three other can- idates sought the Democratic ominalion. And in North Dakota, another x-governor, William L. Guy, angled with businessman Robrt McCarney for the Demo- ralic nomination and a chance o unseat U.S. Sen. Milton 'oung, a Republican who was nopposed for renomination. Maddox, Georgia's chief ex- cutive from 1967 to 1971, erved ,as lieutenant governor or the last four years. Georgia aw prohibits a governor from erving two consecutive terms. le led a field of 12 in the democratic primary last month out fell short of the 50 per cent r ote needed to win the nomi- lation. Busbee, a state legisla- or, was second. NEW COMPLEXION The GOP nomination contest ,ook on a new complexion Sunday with charges from Mayor lonnie Thompson of Macon, ne of the candidates, that he iad been told to drop out of the ace or face possible in- lictment. He did not say who had asked him to drop out. Harold Dye, a retired Army officer who finished second to Thompson Aug. 13, denied anyone had threatened to have the controversial mayor indicted. At issue, apparently, were Ihe "shoot-to-kill" orders issued by Thompson to Macon police in a crackdown on crime. A federal judge recently ordered the mayor to pay $25,000 in a civil suit involving the wounding of a 12-year-old boy by police, but the orders were not lifted. Leading candidates in the CCONnNTTED ON PAGE TWO) WASHINGTON (AP) -- AFL-, CIO President George Meany denounced wage-price guide- ines-shortly after Labor Secre- :ary Peter Brennan said the administration may have to employ them in the f ight against inflation. 'I would look on guidelines as completely unfair to the worker and I would resist them very much," Meany said Sunday. One hour earlier, Brennan said such guidelines, under which workers and businesses would voluntarily keep wage and price increases below a government - suggested limit, may be the way we have to go" in combating inflation. Brennan said guidelines were definitely going to be discussed by the ne\v Council on Wage and P r i c e Stability, which President F o r d obtained from Congress to monitor the inflation fight, Meany contended that such guidelines are enforced on wages but not on prices. "I think wage and price guidelines would be jiist as unfair as wage and price controls prices a r e not con trolled. . .. But wages are very very definitely controlled be cause every employer becomes an enforcer, Meany said. RELY ON JAWBONING Guidelines would have to rely on governmental "jawboning 1 for their effectiveness, Brennan said, and would have to be es tablished on an Industry by in dustry basis. Meany said that guideline were tried during the Johnso administration and "becam sort of a laugh in the industna complex on both the union anc the employers' side." The only equitable situalioi would be no controls at all o the creation of an enormou federal bureaucracy to contro wages and prices at every levc of the economy. Meany said but he said he was not in favo of such controls. Brennan declined lo offe speciic guidelines for labo contracts but said union should try to keep wage -de mands within the increase i the. cost of living. Meany said he expected I 121 Dead ZAGREB, - Officials Yugoslavia (AP have lowered th toll in the wreck of the Be grade-Dortmund express Ira to 121 dead and 97 injured, bi workers arc still sifting throug the wreckage. Earlier reports estimate that 150 persons died Frida night and 150 more were : jiired when the train carryin vacationing Yugoslav workc back to their jobs in West Ge many ran off the rails an overturned as it approach! Zagreb station in northern Y goslavia. e a tax increase after the No- mber elections althougl ord's spokesmen have rulec t any tax hike requests be re the end of the year. The labor chieftain repealed rlier remarks that the coun y is headed for a depression n 1 e s s the administration akes a quick reversal of its onomic policies. Ford "is not CONTINUED ON P.'tGE TWO) President Of Siloam Firm Dies Saturday SILOAM SPRINGS -- M. H. Bill) Simmons, 63, of Siloam prings president and chairman f the board of Simmons Indus- ries Inc., died in Siloam ,prings. He was born June 6, 911 in Edison, Neb., and h a d ieen a resident of Northwest Arkansas since 1949 moving lere from Nebraska^ S i m m o n s Industries is omposed of several corpora- ions including Pluss Poultry, Ozark Poultry Products, a n d Crosstown Poultry. Simmons vas a Scottish and York rites Mason and a Shriner, and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Siloam Springs. He was district manager for Kudahy Packing Co. of Omaha rom 1935 to 1949 and in that partnership Walking In The Rain Fayeltcville streets had few pedestrians on them e a r l y this morning and those t h a t were, like (his lone man on Dickson Street, carried um- brellas or dashed from shelter to shelter. Approximately three Inches of rain reportedly fell Sunday and today. The National Weather Service said the rains were triggered by a cold front which stalled across northern Arkansas. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) More Strikes By Stewa rdesses Predicted half the U.S. work forc» las such protection. BENEFITS NOT RAISED . Nor does the bill necessarily i n c r e a s e pension benefits, which now average about $141 month for retired workers. But the legislation contains so-called "vesting" provisions, which guarantee the employe all the pension benefits to which he is entitled after no more than 15 years of service. An employer may pick one o!' three options for vesting: The first would provide a worker at least 25 per cent of his benefits after five years on the job and 100 per cent after 15 years. The second would give total rights to accumulated benefits only after 10 years, hut nothing if the employe left before. The third provides for 50 per cent vesiing when an employe's age and years o£ service equal 45. The final 50 per cent wouli come in the next five years. The hill requires that each company put enough money into its plan so that it is fully funded. A Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. is established under tha Labor Department and funded by employer contributions to pay benefits if a pension plan fails or a company quits business. TAX INCENTIVES It offers tax incentives to individual employes not in pension plans to set up their own retirement programs and _ to self-employed persons to , improve their programs. For the first time, the law fixes tough standards at con- luct and accountability for persons administering pension }lans. Plans must he certified oy an actuary at .least every three years. Finally the bill requires that all employes be admitted to a pension plan w h e n they reach age 25 and have at least ona year of service with a company. The new pension regulations are effective immediately for newly established retirement plans. Plans already in existence would be allowed until Dec. 31, 1975, lo put the new vesting rules into effect. ·ear he formed vltb Frank Pluss of Denver. Colo., and established P l u s s "'oullry of Decatur. In 1952 D luss Poultry was merged with "limmons Industries based in liloam Springs. ORGANIZATIONS Simmons was a past board member of the Arkansas Chamber of Commerce, Siloam Springs School Board, John Brown University and - p a s t chairman or president of International Trade Development Committee, Arkansas Poultry Federation, Institute of American Poultry Industries, National Broiler Council, National Poultry, Butter and Egg Association, Siloam Springs Chamlber of Commerce, Siloam Springs Rotary Club. He was currently a director of the Arkansas State Bank. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Mazzine Babcock Simmons of the home; his mother. Mrs. Flora Simmons of Fullerton, Neb.; a son, M a r k of S i l o a m Springs, three daughters, Miss Sallie Simmons of Rogers, Mrs. Vicki Dawson of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Miss Jan Simmons of the home; four sisters, Mrs. Bernice Frease of (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of a union of flight attendants predicts more strikes by stewardesses unless airlines stop viewing them as "coffee, tea or milk girls." "Like any other professional group, we're seeking career goals in our contract negotiations," Kelly Rueck, president of the Association of Flight Attendants, said today. "The coffee, tea or milk syndrome of the '60s, is long dead but the airlines obviously haven't learned to bury it," she said. The result is "serious confrontation at the bargaining table." There have been four strikes by airline flight attendants in the past IB months. Previously, there had been only four strikes by stewardesses since 1958. Federal law requires airlines to have flight attendants on all flights, so a walkout by stewardesses can shut an airline down. The association, which represents 20,000 flight attendants, is in the midst of negotiations with four airlines. The labor demands of stewardesses have changed substantially in recent years as a result of the women's movement and court decisions on sex discrimination allegations by f l i g h t attendants, said Miss Rueck. The women's movement 'had a great impact, particularly in increased awareness of our legal rights and professional ls," she said. DRAMATIC CHANGE There has been a dramatic change in our attitudes toward our jobs We've become much more career-oriented." As a result of court decisions, the airlines have dropped their ban on married stewardesses and stopped firing, flight attendants when they reach a certain age. In the p a s t , most airlines fired stewardesses, after they reached age 32. Only five years ago, the aver- For 71-Year Old Woman lllllllIlllllllllllllllllllllllilliB NEWS BRIEFS Little Trouble Seen MEMPHIS (AP) -- Memphis begins its second year of court- ordered busing Tuesday with officials predicting little trouble now that emotionalism which surrounded the issue seems to have evaporated. "Opening _day is always Hurricane Hits Yucatan Coast MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- Winds gusting to 175 miles an hour and tides 15 feet above normal lashed the northeast coast of the Yucatan Peninsula today as Hurricane Carmen reiched land. Carmen, the second hurricane of the 1974 Atlantic sea. son. turned toward the west- northwest early today, saving Belize City, Belize, from tha full brunt of the storm. Neil Frank, director of tha National Hurricane Center in Miami, said the change in direction "saved the city of Belize from the devastation that could have been as severe as that observed in 19S1 when Hurricane Hattie ravaged tha judge in Los Angeles r u l e d ; city." Aug. 6 that Continental Airlines Frank said the eye of tha must rehire 34 stewardesses hurricane was expected to pass whom it had fired because they over or jut to the north of Che- weighed more than the airline ' t u m a l , Mexico, and heavy rains said they should. j posed the threat of flooding to age flight attendant's career asted 18 months. Retirement plans, company-paid life insurance and related career benc- 'its were virtually nonexistenf, Miss Rueck said. Today's average flight attendant, however, has been on the job for nearly six years. Four out of 10 are married. Many have children, and nearly five per cent are men. The flight attendants no longer see themselves as short-term employes primarily concerned vith wages but rather as pro- essionals with an interest in long-term fringe benefits. These changes have led their j unions to press for retirement 1 )lans, company-paid life insurance, work rules, maternity eave, improvements in health provisions, and an end to hemht and weight restrictions and other allegedly discriminatory provisions. Two recent court decisions have broken new legal ground 'or stewardesses. A federal Survival Training Pays Off BRIDAL VEIL, Ore. (AP) --i Seventy one year old Frances Hodge, lost for four days on the rugged slopes of a 4,000 - foot mountain, kept herself alive by eating berries, sleeping on a fern bed and u s i n g survival techniques learned years ago. And when she was rescued she apologized for the wild huckleberry stains on her hands and shooed away photographers and reporters. Miss H o d g e disappeared Wednesday when she left a group of picnickers from a Mil waukie, Ore., retirement home to find a rest room. When she did not return to the party, the group searched, then called au thorities. Shu was found Sunday by a orest ranger just over a mile rom the headquarters of a 100- member search party. "She was sitting in a trail, lolding two sticks she used for walking,' said David Kiser, the rangu' at Mt. Hood National Forest east of Portland who 'ound Miss Hodge. "I was surprised that she looked in as good condition as she did. She looked almost as neat as t h e pictures carried in the newspa- hcr dress was a pers, except little soiled. "She said, 'I'm lost,'" Kiser said. Searchers, who had called in helicopters to bolster their efforts, shook their heads in dis belief when they were told she ,ad been found just a short distance from the boundary of string they had set a few days earlier. Clad in a housedress and sturdy oxfords, the former jiology teacher and medical librarian told Kiser that she had ept herself alive with survival icchniques learned years ago in a hiking club. "She was in pretty wild country," the ranger said. "If she would have gone norlh she would have hit the steep bluffs overlooking the Columbia River. Otherwise, she would have continued in the rolling terrain with some pretty sleep slopes and canyons." Kiser said he had » brief coti ^ersation with Miss Hodge, de ermined that she was in good condition, and left her so he could alert the search party. "She didn't seem alarmed at being left again," said Kiser. 'She just asked for something to sit on, so I gave her my vest." When a team of sheriff's deputies and Explorer Scouts arrived with a litter, Miss Hodge hard," said Robert E. Ditto, a Memphis B o a r d of F.ducation aministrator who runs the busing program. "But the only things I anticipate this year^are some mechanical problems. Last year, opening day problems ranged from bomb threats to long delays as pupils waited up to three hours for buses, and drivers got lost, on unfamiliar streets. Police had to be called lo put down minor disturbances at some schools. Fighting Continues PHNOM PENH, Cambodia P) -- Government force? continued to tangle today with Khmer Rouge troops 14 miles west of Phnom Penh where the rebels have forced the evac uation of two small governmen 1 outposts. The Cambodian military com mand said the fighting was in an area four to five miles north asked for n drink of water or orange juice. Later, at Gresham Community Hospital, she had another request -- no more huckleberries. "She said she'd just haa huckleberics to eat and she didn't want lo see another one," a nurse said. Somoza Landslide MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaragua's,perennial dictator, Gen. Anastasio Somoza headed for his expected landslide victory today as vote counting continued after Sun day's presidential election. Early returns showed Somoza leading Conservative party candidate Edmundo Pagagua by at east 20 to 1, a top official ot omoza's Liberal party said. Massacre Claimed NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- 'urkey claims that Greek Cy- riots massacred scores of ci- 'ilians in a village near Fam- agusta, while the government of Cyprus is blaming Turkish roops for the death of a noted Jrcek Cypriot artist. The Turkish stale radio Ankara said that at least 40 bodies of Turks, m o s t l y children and old people, were removed Sunday from a mass :rave near the village of Mura- And a federal judge in Washington ruled last April in a civil suit that Northwest Orient had discriminated against its stewardesses by treating them differently than mule stewards most of the peninsula includini_ Belize, formerly called British Honduras. A news dispatch from Mexico City reported niciations to that commu- Chetumal had l U J U I J L L y I L I d l l J M « J t on,,, u. ii.,: ....-.*...~ -- That ruling touched on different;been cut off in the wake of tha of Highway 4. Observers sait that neither side was making significant gains in the fighting and the insurgents appeared t be trying to cut the highwa; between Phnom Penh and it western defense anchor a iaga. It said the victims · had been shot and sorne of the bodies mutilated. First Woman Editor LONDON (AP) -- The Times of London has appointed the first woman news editor in the paper's 186-year history. Rita Marshall, a Times slaf reporter with 20 years ot ex perience in journalism, wil take up the post, equivalent t the city editor on most Ameri can newspapers, next month. Ka'mpong Speu, 30 miles away. HiiiiiiniiniiiiitwiiiiuiiNiMiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiuiininiiiniiiiiin^ ent it standards, the airline's ice of requiring steward- to share rooms on the while allowing stewards to single rooms and other ices. hurricane. At 9 a.m. EDT today, Carmen was located at latitude 18.7 north and longitude 88,2 west, or about 25 miles northeast of Chetumal. U.S. Celebrates Eightieth Anniversary Of Labor Day By THF, ASSOCIATE!) PRESS,plain relaxation the order of _.., had special meaning for thousands of auto workers in St. Louis. They returned voting Sunday to with a rash of picnics, and other public and celebrations. | e n d ' a 6 5-day strike'over griev- Phillipe Pcht, the Ircncti ac-- rialist, walks a cable to the top, of the 500-foot Great Falls i n ' Patcrson, N.J. The feat was de- · u[1 ,,.,,. ,,,,,,,,,, ,,., .. ..-.. signed to bring attention to the Unilc(1 M j n e Workers contract falls where Alexander Hamilton j w i t h lhc soft coal industry, reputedly once stood and dc-| celebration of the last long scribed his vision of the TM tion's first industrial city. An() nc g c ij a tj 0 ns were sched- lile(] to gct un( , Dr way in W ash- j n B t o n Q.C. Tuesday on a new The people of Dysart, Iowa, meanwhile, gave their observance a patriotic twist. They combined L a b o r D a y a n d Fourth of July festivities, complete with the fireworks lhat de- na ' weekend of the not all festive. Outbreaks of didn't arrive in earlier holiday. time for the Many Americans, apparently, took the cue and made just summer was iolence Sunday ,, ................. at a national drag racing championship in Indiana and at a Spanish-American society outing in Newark, N.J., brought authorities out in force. And the nation's climbed highway steadily death toward toll tha 450-550 level forecast by the National Safely Council,

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