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INSIDEFor: women 3 Editorial , ,| Sports .,..;.: £ (j, 7 Comics ..T 8 Classified 9.11 Amusements ..3 .· j j 115th YEAR--NUMBER 81 The Public Interest Is Tho First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST- Northwest Arkansas can ex- ·pect (air skies and cool weather through Wednesday. Low l a s t night 47. Lows.tonight in t h e mid "IDs with highs Wednesday in the low 70s. Sunset today 7:42; sunrise Wednesday 6:50. Weather map on page 11. PAGES-TEN CENTS (AP Wirephoio) IN THE PILOT'S SEAT .. .Judy Neuffer was in right place at right time, twice Woman Pilot Flies Into Eye Of Hurricane · -JACKSONVILLE., Fla. (AP) --- Judy Neuffer looks at herself as a woman who has been in the right place at the right time, twice. The first was when the Navy opened flight training to mo- eh. The second came on Sunday When she was in the pilot's seat of a Navy P3 weather reconnaissance plane which penetrated the eye of Hurricane Carmen, with its winds of -75 miles per hour. - The 25-year-old lieutenant from Wooster, Ohio, thus became the first woman pilot in naval history to fly into a hurricane's eye. "I didn't know what to expect, but I think 1 can honestly say I didn't feel, fear," she .said. "I have lots of confidence in the aircraft and in the crew. They know their job and they know it well." She also was helped by the commanding officer of the four engine turboprop jet, Cmdr. Dick Sirch, an experienced hurricane hunter who supported her and briefed her on what to expect. SUPER JOB Sirch said she compares well with other new pilots. "Basically, she did a super Job," he said. "When I found out I was getting a woman pilot, I expected a tomboy or a woman's libber. This is just a young lady who seriously wants to be a pilot. She knows she's being observed as a new breed, so she makes an extra effort to clo as well as she can." Lt. Neuffer has been in the Navy for four years since graduation from Ohio State University. Her first assignment was at a computer center in San Diego. When the Navy opened its flight program to women, Lt. Neuffer, the daughter of World War II fighter pilot, rushed to apply. "I had spent most of my life around airports because my labor has worked at or managed airports since the war. Flying's n my blood," she said. "I was surprised when I got Peace Restored NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Despite minor disorders at a housing project, peace was restoret today in this industrial city following a two-day rampage by Puerto Eicans angered over al leged police brutality. The _disturbanee, which began at a day, Puerto Rican picnic Sun included massive demon strations, window-breaking, two shootings and several fires. this assignment. But I wanted weather work, so I took the chance, and I made it." The Navy's five other female pilots are all in the cargo trans (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) OIL EXPORT CUT LIKELY VIENNA (AP) -- The world's major oil producing countries are likely to 'agree on' moderate cuts in their exports later this month to halt a growing surplus of oil and keep prices up, well- informed sources here say today. They said high-level experts of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), who wound up f i v e - d a y economic commission meeting here Monday, recommended the cutbacks to balance supply and demand world-wide. The recommendation goes before OPEC's ministerial conference scheduled to take place in Vienna on Sept. 12. Store Robbed At Johnson JOHNSON -- 'A man, armed with a small caliber handgun, robbed a cashier at the Spe-Dee Mart grocery store on Johnson Road Monday afternoon, then fled on foot. Approximately $25(1 was taken from the cash register. According to Johnson marshal, Dick Hoyt, the man entered the store shortly before 4 p.m. and waited for another customer, leave. a teenage boy, to Then, alone in the store with the cashier, he ordered her to give him all the money in the register. The cashier, Marilyn Perry, handed him about $250, and he left the store, heading teenage boy who hat south. The been in the store was about one half block away when he saw the man, described as in his mid-20's with medium CONTINUED ON P. IGF. TWO) French Apply Pressure To Sell Planes WASHINGTON CAP) -- De fense officials say the French government is putting "slag ;ering pressure" on four NATO countries as they decide wheth er to buy a : new French or U.S jet fighter. At stake are contracts poten tially worth .billions of dollars prestige and influence in · Eu :ope, large numbers of jobs in AVO ailing economies, and each nation's hope for balance-of payment benefits. The Netherlands, Belgium SJorway and Denmark are to buy about 350 planes to replace aging U.S.-built F104 Star lighters. The French entry is the Mi rage F1M53, while the United States has two candidates, both lightweight . fighters competing also for selection by the U.S Air Force. The U.S. planes .ire the YF1G, built by General Dy namics Corp., and the YF17 o the Northrup Corp. STRUGGLE INTENSIFIES A struggle for this business tias intensified on both sides for months. For the United States, a deci sion for the U.S. plane could re duce the cost of up to GOO light weight fighters for the U.S. Ai Force by permitting a wide spread of production and devel opmcnts costs. It also could open the way to sales to other NATO countries. For France, a decision to the Mirage would help stave ol unemployment in its aircraf industry and overcome balanc of payments problems growin out of high import prices fo fuel and other goods. Late last week; the Frenc foreign ministry invited defens minister of the four countrei to Paris on Sept. 8. Democrats Give Tax Revision, Health Insurance Priority Cool Weather Follows Two Days Of Rein By RICK FENDERGRASS Of the TIMES Staff Regardless of what your lome thermometer may have ead this morning, the official ow temperature overnight for 'ayetteville was 47, recorded at he Federal Aviation Adminis ration facility at Fayetteville irport. Many home thermometers h: he Fayetteville area recorded ows in the upper 30s, and -may lave been correct for their spe- :ific locations, depending on al- itude and other factors. Local radio stations in Fay- itteville and Springdale repor ed temperatures as low as 36 vernight, but · Don Downey, of he National Weather Service's agricultural station at the Uni- ersity of Arkansas, said thermometers will give different readings if they are placed atop buildings or are n e a r urban "Our official reading'is taken rom the B^AA station at the airport, and that was 47," Downey said. The low was not quite low enough to set an official record or Sept. 3. The record for this late is «, set in 1952. , RECORD LOW EXPECTED. But Downey predicted a record-breaking low tempera- ure sometime early Wednesday. "A. cold front that caused :hese unusually low .teinpera- ;urcp. appears to strongly and will be holding keep tilings ·jretty cool here through Saturday, by all indications," he said. "It looks like tonight will be tiie coldest this week, and if it drops below - 47 by tomorrow morning, it will be record." The record low for Sept. 4 is 47, set in 1934. The record low temperature for Sept. 5 is 4i, set in 1953. Downey called the tmusua'l cold a weather "curiosity," but lot a potential hazard for agriculture in the area. "It's certainly unusual, but it shouldn't cause any problems. The temperature is still considerably above the Irost point, and though there is an outside chance of frost overnfght in .ow-Iying, shielded areas, it's highly unlikely," he said. . · ONE HAZARD One hazard of the cold, how- :ver, is in the potential for mme fires caused by automatic lome heating units coming on y themselves. F a y e t t e v i l l e Fire Chief Dharles McWhorter s a i d all lome heating units -- especially floor furnaces - s h o u I'd · be checked by a serviceman or the gas company now that tern peralures have dropped enough set off automatic thermostats. "People don't use them all summer, and possibly put things over furnaces -- furni; ture, boxes, and so on-- thai might catch fire when the unil kicks on in the middle of the night," McWhorter said. He said the fire department usually answers several such fire calls during an unusua^ cold snap. "I just hope people pay at tention to this warning, because it just might save somebody's life," he said. Summer Holiday Ending Youngsters, with school j u s t ahead, spend their final summer moments at a trout brook on a farm in WiHiamstown, Mass. School for most children in Arkansas, and m o s t other states has already be gun. (AP \Virephoto) As Contract Talks Begin Mine Workers Present Demands To Operators WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United-Mine .Workers presentee an- 'i«ch-fV)ick 1 ',l;-£l of demands ranging Jrom higher -wages to safer working conditions crucial contract · .negotiations began today withx-the nation's coal operators: - ; ' . . v - - UMW .president Arnold Miller and his team of negotiators sat down at the Hay-Adams Hotel with .representatives o f ; the Bituminous Coal Operators Association in an effort to reach agreement on a new in- dustrywide contract before the iresent three-year pact expires lov.12. The union represented 115,000 miners who produce about per cent of ,the .nation's.coal. .Miller- and Walter C. Wallace, president of the operators 'association/^ were expected to' discuss., .the union proposals : at a news conference scheduled lat- in the day. Miller met privately with als have, not yet been release but spokesmen have said th package is broad enough to low. UMW negotiators plenty bargaining room. But open while some areas to bargaining, the President. Ford, on Monday at the White House's invitation, a session .which underscored the administration's concern over he contract talks. 'Although oth sides are hopeful of reach- ng a peaceful settlement, most ndusfry officials expect a strike. Details of the union's propos- NEWS BRIEFS Abrams Worsens WASHINGTON (AP) -- The condition of Army Chief of Staff Creighton Abrams continues to deteriorate and there are signs -he general's vital signs are weakening, the Army said today. Abrams has been listed as very seriously ill since Sunday. Abrams has been hospitalized since Aug. 17 at Waller Reed Army Medical Center. 515 Killed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Traffic accidents claimed 615 lives over the three-day weekend, the safest Labor Day observation in a dozen years. Cold, rainy weather over parts of the nation may have kept many travelers home and helped keep the toll below that of any Labor Day weekend since 1962. when 501 persons were killed. Higher Prices For Everything Family Grocery Bills Rise In August By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Higher prices for everything from peanut butter to pork chops helped push up the family grocery bill again during Ait- gust, according to an Associated Press markelbasket survey. The survey showed that the marketbasket has risen 11 per cent so far this year and prices are 14 per cent higher than they were 12 months ago. The AP checked the prices of 15 food and nonfood items in 13 cities on March 1, 1973 and has rechecked at the beginning of each succeeding month. The latest check, at the start of the Labor Day weekend, pro- Tided little encouragement for consumers. More than 40 per cent of the total number of items checked went up during August. Eggs were up in every city checked -- although they generally were cheaper than a year ago when $l-a-dozen eggs prompted consumers to seek other sources of protein. · Sugar continued its seemingly relentless rise, increasing in 11 cities chops during were up August, in eight Pork cities, reflecting higher prices paid to farmers for their hogs. Peanut butler, which had remained fairly steady in price, went up in six cities last month. Coffee was up in eight cities. Tho AP survey showed that during basket August went up the market In every city surveyed except Dallas, Tex., where it dropped by a penny or a fraction of 1'per cent. The average increase was 4'A per cent. During July, the AP mar- ketbasket rose in all 13 cities. On the average, the bill for the marketbasket was 23 per cent higher than it was on March 1, 1973; 14 per cent higher than it was on Sept. 1, 1973; and 11 per cent higher than it was on Jan. I, 1974. The Agriculture Department says that food prices will continue to rise during the rest of 1974, but at a slower rate than previously. The department recently uppcd its estimate of how much the over-all 1974 increase would be, boosting it from 12 to 15 per cent because of the recent drought that damaged the corn crop and is expected to mean higher prices for meat, milk and poultry. The sugar increases have been the largest in the AP mar- kcfbasket. Since last September, tiie price of a five-pound sack of granulated sugar h a s risen an average of 143 per cent, jumping from 74 cents to $1.80. T h o increases ranged from 129 per cent in Boston, where (ho price went from 79 cents to $1.81, to 202 per cent in Atlanta, where it rose from 64 cents to $1.93 over the 12-month period. During August, the price of sugar was up in 11 cities, rising an average of 6 per cent, and unchanged in one city. In .the 13th city, sugar was unavail- able on one of the check dates. Grade-A medium white eggs went up in all 13 cities during August, rising an average 12 Per cent. But in every city except Albuquerque, N.M., they were lower than they were last September, down J!) per cent. The AP survey covered Albu- iuerque, Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas. Detroit, Los An- ?eles, Miami New York, Phila- lelphia, Providence, Salt Lake City and Seattle. The were: items on chopped I he checklist chuck, center put pork chops, frocn orange Wice, coffee paper towels, detergent, fabric softener, butter, e Sgs, peanut butter, tomato sauce, chocolate chip cookies, roilk, all-beef frankfurters and granulated sugar. Welcomes Probe NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -The. leader of the Turkish Cypriots today welcomed the Greek Cypriot call for an irrk partial investigation of charges of atrocities in Cyprus. "Of course, we need a lot of inquiries · in Cyprus," Vice President Rauf Denktash told an interviewer. President Glafcos derides' government called for an impartial investigation following the discovery of more than 20 bodies in a mass grave in the Turkish Cypriot hamlet of Maratha. Overriding Issue LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Attorney John Harmon said today that if the state Supreme Court grants a stay in the ease of Sen. Guy "Mutt" Jones, it will put into play the mechanics of an election, where a vacancy does not exist. But, Asst. Atty. Gen. Lonnie Powers said the overriding issue of the ease was the right of the citizens of t h e 21st Senate District to be allowed an election if there was a vacancy. Jones, a convicted felon, was ousted Aug. 1. Escapee Caught BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Two women, one of them 82 years old, helped capture an armed prison escapee three weeks after he pedaled to freedom on a bicycle, police said. Dillard J. Haggard, 38, was captured on Monday by Boise police who were alerted after the 82-year-old woman chased him from her kitchen and the other yard. dustry team is expected to fai hard union positions on certa issues that will form the core ·Miller's proposals. Among ther are: · · KEY PROPOSALS --Wages. Because of in flatten,' Miller wants wages ac vanced from the present $42.5C $50 range. He f e e l s industr can afford higher pay now the coal prices are soaring with th energy crunch. The union als wants an escalator clause t cope with rising consume prices. -- Mine Safety. The UMV wants to broaden and clarif the rights of mine safety com rnittees to shut down mine s tions' when conditions are con sidered unsafe. --Job' Bidding. The unio wants promotions strictly o the basis of seniority, while in duslry prefers a qualification system. This could be one o the stickiest issues, as promo tions have been one of the mos frequent causes of wildca strikes that plague the mines. Additional prime issues wii b e streamlined grievane procedures, sick pay (the min ers currently have none) an Increased per-ton royalties pai by the companies into the min ers' Welfare and lietiremen Fund. pushed him out of her Authorities said Haggard was armed with a .38 caliber pistol, but never used it. Botulism Rises CHICAGO (AP) -- The popularity of home canning, spurred by higher food costs, has resulted In a growing incidence of botulism, a food poisoning that is fatal in one-fourth of all cases. Seeking Boost To Record Of 93rd Congress WASHINGTON (AP) -- cmocratic leaders seeking to olstcr the record of the 03rd ongrcss are eyeing national ealth insurance and tax revi- ion as two top priority items the closing weeks of the ses- ion. But any chance of action in hesc controversial areas runs eadlotig into the desire of nost members of Congress to nd the 1974 session before the ov. 5 elections. Most of the leaders concede leie is no chance o[ getting egislation on either subject to °resident Ford unless the ses- ion reconvenes after the elec- io ns. The Senate returns Wednes!ay from a Labor Day recess, nd the House resumes a week aler. Congress has considerable ther business remaining and it s doubtful that it can meet its Oct. 15 target date for adjourn- nent even if it shelves health nsurance and major tax legis- ation. Tiie House Ways and Means Committee has been struggling vith the complexities of national health insurance For weeks. Before the recess. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., threw up his hands and said it did not seem possibe to reach a satis- "actory compromise this year. But Senate sponsors of meas- Jres in the field say they have not given up hope. In his first speech to Congress as President. Ford asked on Aug. 12 for passage of a health insurance bill during this Congress. STILL PUSHING Sen. Hussell B. Long, D-La., and Abraham A. Hibicoff, D- Ccinn., are still pushing their proposal to protect some families hardest hit by medical bills. It would guard all persons against the huge costs of a catastrophic illness and would im- jrove -the present program of icalth benefits for low-income families. Ways and Means has written far-reaching tax bill, and Hills has pledge to get it .hrough the House in Septem-. her. However, it seems unlikely; hat the Senate Finance Committee could conduct hearings on this measure, draft its own ·ersion, and get it passed by he Senate and into conference vith the House before December. Some members argue that all Congress can do this year is'to pass those provisions of the louse bill aimed at. windfall 'il-company profits. The legislators also might ba orccd to return after the elections to complete work on the lorn (nation of Nelson A. Rock- leller to be Vice President if lis extensive financial holdings ead to lengthy hearings. Congress still has to send to he President 7 of the 14 appro- irialions bills needed to run the jovernment in the present fis- al year. Personal Income In Area Up But Below National Average By KENNETH B. DALECKI TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON -- Per capita personal income in the Fayetteville area has grown closer to the national average in recent years, but it is still about 33 per cent below what the average American receives. total of all personal income in the area increased $105 million, from $360 million to $465 million In the million. According Department to a Commerce study, persons money received for professional services. living in the Fayetteville metropolitan area had an average income, of 53,439 In 1972..That is 77 per cent of the national average which was $4,492. In 1950 the Fayetteville income average was only 63 per cent of the national average which at that time was $1,493. The Commerce Department study also shows that growth of personal income in the Fay- ptteville area has been greater in recent years than in the nation as a whole. Between 1069 and 1972, average personal income rose by 8.91 per cent in the Fayetteville metropolitan area compared to a national average of 7.81 per cent. Between 1950 and 1972, incomes in the Fayetteville area increased 8.15 per cent compared to the national average of 6.67 per cent. Commerce Department statistics illustrate rapid growth in Fayetteville and surrounding counties in recent years. The between 1969 and 1972. 1950, area personal totaled income in only $83 Personal income includes wages, interest salaries, from accounted for income in the and dividends, and welfare. Social Security, veterans and unemployment payments. Per capita income equals total personal income divided by the population. Wages and manufacturing most personal Fayetteville area In 1972, totaling $105 million. O t h e r important incoms lources were wholesale and retail trade, $56 million; stata and local government salaries, $41 million, and farm earnings, $40 million. Total income f i g u r e s were not given for mining, construction, or public utilities because the Commerce Department said to do so might disclose the firms that fields. Income from such government programs as Social Security, veterans benefits, welfare and unemployment compensation totaled $61 million In tha Fayetteville metropolitan area, wages paid by dominate those

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