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INSIDE- Editorial v ,,., 4 For Women , ;.;.. ,,.... 9 Sporls 15-17 Amusements ....; 18 Comics ..,£ ,.,,,.'.,,... 19 Classified 20-28 115th YEAR--NUMBER 82 Jlortfitoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST-! Clear to partly cloudy throug'ri Thursday with mild days and cool nights. Record low last night 44. Low tonight near 59 with highs Thursday in the upper 70s. Sunset today 7:40; suiv rise Thursday 6:51. Weather map on page 12. ·£40 PAGES-TEN CENTS After Lengthy Debate "Leash Law' Approved By Board ordinance, tors. nv animal control ncludinu a year h law" provision, . Tuesday night by llo Board of Direc- ecision followed a te which included he general public, e debate with the tcred around whe- T II 1 ther or not cats should be included in the "leash law." The board, over the objections of several persons, finally voted to include cats as well as dogs in the ordinance. The new measure states that it "shall be unlawful Cor the owner or person having charge of any dog or cat to permit or allow such dog or cat to run at large within the corporate limits of the city at any time." The ordinance will apparently be enforced vigorously against dogs, but not against cats. By .definition, running at large "shall be construed to mean not under the control of the owner or authorized representative of the owner, either by leash, cord, chain, fence, or other physical control; provided, an animal shall not be considered to be at large when on the premises of the owner or keeper thereof and accompanied by said owner or keeper." f\ 4 Rjl»t**M A l K M A v t Foggy Mountain Morning The refurbished clock lower of Washington County's historic Courthouse, sfill minus ils new steeple, Is highlighted as It appears through a misly. hole in this morning's ground fog. The peaceful beetle '.v^s recorded from Uuj west slope of Ml. Sequoyah by TIMES photographer Ken Good in esrly morning. In Multi-Campus UA System Bishop Sees Need For High Quality Education Bush To Head U.S. Mission To Red China WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican National Chairman George Bush is being named lo head the U.S. mission in China and will be succeeded by Mrs. Mary Louise Smith of Iowa, his current deputy, Republican sources said today. ^ Mrs. Smith has been co-chair- man "said!" man of the Republican National Committee since March. A White House announcement of the changes was expected later in the day. Bush would succeed David K. E. Bruce, who has headed the U.S. liason office in Peking since it opened in May 1973. Bruce also served as head of the U.S. negotiating team at the Vietnam peace talks in Paris for a time. FORMER CONGRESSMAN Bush, 50, became chairman of the Republican National Committee in January 1973 after two years as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. A former .two-term congressman from Texas, he had strong support amon'g House members and GOP leaders, especially conservatives, for the vice presidential nomination which went two weeks ago to former New York Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller. Mrs. Smith, long active In Towa Republican politics, was elected a member of the Re- Jetliner Hijacker Arrested BOSTON (AP) -- A young black man demanding $10,000 for the poor was taken into custody today after holding an Eastern Airlines pilot hostage aboard a jetliner at Logan International Airport, authorities reported. The pilot was injured when the hijacker was nabbed, but the extent of the injuries was not known, an airport.spokes- The pilot and his unidentified assailant, armed with either a k n i f e or a fingernail file, had been alone on the twin-engine DC9 for more than three hours when a white van pulled alongside and a police car . approached the other side. The police car. sped away with lights flashing and an airport spokesman announced the hi jacker had been taken into cus tody. The twin engine plane, a 1 a.m. shuttle from New York's Guardia Airport, had just arrived at Boston when it was commandeered. James Caufield of Boston, a passenger, told Eastern officials that a voice was heard ust as the plane reached the jate to unload, saying twice: "Nobody out in front of the )lane. everybody out the window exits." All the passengers and the crew, except the captain, used ;he window emergency chutes to deplane. John Stiffler, Eastern airport services manager, said there were no injuries. He said the hijacker, de scribed as a young man in his 20s, had rushed the cockpit and forced his way inside where he confronted the pilot, Capl. L. E, Whitaker of New York City, with a knife. Although he would not specif ically say the ransom had been paid, Stiffler told" a news con Terence. "He (the hijacker) has lot made any demands that lave not been met." He said officials were await- ng further instructions from he hijacker, who ordered au- horities to bring him two steak sandwiches, according to air jorL spokesman Phil Havran. At midmonving the plane sat n the mist at the intersection of two runways. Officials said it was not in position to take o f f . An FBI agent at the scene said the hijacker was demanding $10,000. "There is a proble m about distribution (of the bills)," the agent said. "We don't have all the facts vet. Witnesses at the scene saw a ball of flame come from the engine section, and an Eastern technician said the engine could have shorted out. If that happened, the technician said, the plane would be unable to take off. Several cat owners in th« audience objected to the inclusion of cats in the leash lawj Mrs. Nell Janzen of 2517 Elizabeth Ave., said that it is a difficult thing to confine a cat and when one is put on a leash, it sometimes will climb a tree and strangle itself. SUGGESTED METHODS Director Mrs. T. C. Carlson pointed out that the proposed ordinance did not require that a cat he kept on a leash and hat the leash was only one of several suggested methods of controlling a cat or dog. "It's your cat and it's your responsibility to keep it under control in some manner," she said. Mayor Russell Purdy commented that cats will not be picked up by the dog catcher unless someone has already restrained the cat. "II is not a matter of chasing cats down on the street, but it is making a provision so that those who do not want that cat on their property can c a l l a n d have him picked up." The multi-campus University of Arkansas System "must provide high quality p r o g r a m s ' a t less cost than could be provided by five independent campuses," Dr. Charles E. Bishop. UA president, told new faculty members here Tuesday afternoon. Speaking at the annual faculty orientation, Dr. Bishop said that, to achieve this, "We must develop a University in which there is specialization and a strong sense of identity on the various campuses." The new University president repeated his belief that the campuses of the system "should not attempt to emulate each other," hecause, he said, the limited resources of the slate "cannot sustain wasteful duplication." He said, "There must he substantial specialization with an identity established for each campus and complimentary re- he end of the year." on a new insiness administration builcl- ng, a plant sciences building, jnd an addition to the Fine Arts Building. Dr. Bishop expressed cautious optimism that the downtrend hat has marked the enrollment he past two falls has been stopped but he declared that the University "must give more emphasis to high school re- lationships puses." among Ihc cam- Dr. Bishop told the new faculty members that he Had been impressed "by what I perceive to be a constructive interest in higher education by Ihe people of Arkansas." He added that the University must "see that the people of this stale receive a high return from 'their investment." The state "is among the less a f f l u e n t stales in the nation. Dr. Bishop said, adding that it is important that it keep "the price of higher education" within the means of its citizens. BACK ON TRACK The new president said' the r e c e n t special legislative session "resolved some, but not all, of the fund shortages" fac ing Ihe institution, and he re ported that the constructor program on the Fayetlev campus "is back on track." He said that construction wouk start soon, "hopefully 'before lations and student recruitment in the years ahead." He told the new faculty members that the institution "must begin a comprehensive review of bur academic programs by next year," with the goal of developing and maintaining courses and curricula "that will challenge individuals to test the limits of their intellectual capacities." NEWS BRIEFS Produce Nor Manage WASHINGTON ( A P ) -- Agriculture Secretary Eodl L. Bulz said today that the nations of ,he world should spend more :ime talking about how to produce more food and less time discussing how to manage food stockpiles. As he h a s before. Butz pledged the United States will act to provide humanitarian food relief regardless of what world planners decide on t h e management of food reserves. Begins Jail Term WASHINGTON (AP) -- John W. Dean III has begun serving _ minimum one-year jail sentence for his part in covering up the Watergate scandal, but his role as a major source of Watergate evidence is not over. The former White House counsel will testify in the Watergate cover-up trial scheduled to begin Sept. 30. Federal officials said he will remain available for any olher investigations by Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski. To Exchange Experts WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United Slates and the People's Republic of China are exchanging scientific experts this month in an effort to expand 'ood and fiber production in both countries. The exchange grows out of an agreement reached by Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and Premier Chou En-Lai. in Peking last November. The United States is the world's largest producer of food, and China is the largest consumer. Pre-Dawn Battle JERUSALEM (AP) -- Two Arab guerrillas and two Israeli soldiers were killed before dawn today in a brief battle in the cemetery of a Christian Arab village near the Lebanese border, the Israeli military command announced. ' The command said the Arabs were planning to take Jewish hostages [or Arabs held in Israeli jails. publican National Committee in 1964 and served on the party's Executive Committee between 1969 and 1973. She is vice chairman of the party's "Rule 29' committee studying proposed revisions in party rules and it a member of the bipartisan committee studying revision of presidential (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Commitment Delays Trial A Madison County woman involved in the Aug. 20 shooting of a highway construction worker has been committed to the stale Hospital for Mental Diseases for an indefinite period. Mrs. Bonnie BoliiTger, 55, was arrested shortly after William Troy Litlerell, 'II, of Forum was shot in the right leg. Mrs. Bolinger had been scheduled for arraignment in Madison Circuit Court Tuesday. Sheriff Ralph Baker lold the TIMES that Mrs. Bolinger will be arraigned "when and if" she is released from the hospital. Commitment authorization was signed Aug. 26 by Judge Ted Coxsey of the Madison Probate Court. Litterell was an employe of the Necessary Construction Co., contractor for resurfacing Hwy. 74. Controversy has raged for several months over right-of- way for highway construction, Baker said. Work on the construction project was halted for several day;; following the shooting but resumed late last week, Baker said. Burns Pleads Innocent To Murder Count HUNTSVILLE -- Jimmy Ray Burns, 17, of Hindsville, pleadec not guilty Tuesday in Madison Circuit Court to charges of firsl degree murder and assault with intent to kill in the Feb. 1 murder of Mrs. Lee Woodmansae 55, of near Hindsville, and the wounding of her husband. Marion Woodmansae, 51, Burns grandparents. Judge William Enfield set the trial for Oct. 1. Burns was sent to the State hospital for Mental Diseases ;or evaluation after his arresl and found to be "without psyco sis" and able to stand trial on the charges. Mrs. Woodmansae was shot to death with a .22 caliber rifle at her rural home. Her husbanc was shot with a deer rifle when he returned home shortly after his wife's murder, according to Madison County Sheriff Ralph Baker. .Shortly after the shooting Baker said, his office received a telephone call from a neigh bor of the couple, who said tha Burns had come to the neigh bor's home, saying that some one had murdered his grand parenls. M-addox Loses By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lester Maddox, a symbol o Southern segregationist de fiance a decade ago, has los his bid lo become Georgia' governor for the second time. Maddox, 59, who le.d a 12-can didate field in the Dernocrati primary on Aug. 13, was de feated in the r u n o f f on Tuesda by state Rep. George Busbee who had the support of blacl civil rights leader Julian BOIT and most of the party's moder ates. "People are quicker to turi out to vote against somebod; than they are to vote for som body." a t e a r f u l Maddox tol campaign workers. Gen. Creighton Abrams Army Chief Of Staff Dies WASHINGTON (AP) -- Army Chief of Staff Creighton W. Abrams, the general who took command of U.S. forces in Vietnam at a time of crisis in 1968 and oversaw the policy reversal lhat led lo American withdrawal, died early today. Abrams, who first won fame as a lough tank commander in World War II, would have been 60 on Sept. 15. The Army announced that ho died atl 1:35 a.m. CDT at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Mrs. Abrams and his six children, including two Army officer sons, were at his bedside. His death resulted from "complications that developed during recovery from surgical removal of his cancerous lung" on June (i, the Army said. Secretary of the Army Howard M. Callaway issued a statement saying that "Ihe Army and the country have lost ono of the great men . . . of modern times." C a l l a w a y said Abram.i "pointed Ihe way for the Army in years to come." Of all the lop American offi. cials in Vietnam during the dozen years of lhat complex war, perhaps none was as rea- listic, pragmatic and forthright as Abrams. Few emerged with their reputations less scarred. When Abrams assumed corn, mand of U.S. forces in Vietnam on July 3, 1968, there were 543,000 Americans in the country, many of them survivors of the Communist side's devastating Tct offensive. South Vietnam's political system was in chaos in Ihc countryside, its military forces were reeling from severe casualties, and President Lyndon B. Johnson had announced he would not run again because of divisiveness in the United Slates over his war policies. When Abrams left, five years later, American forces had preceded him. It was a different kind of as. signment -- and certainly the toughest ever -- for the rumpled general whose public reputation had been built largely on battlefield heroics. He had been the tank officer who relieved beleagurcd American paratroopers at Bastogne in the 191-1 Battle of the Bulge and won Gen. George S. Pat- Ion's accolade as "the best lank commander in the Army." Abrams became chief of staff iCONTlNUED ON PAGE TWO GENERAL ABRAMS Director R. Utley said (AP Wirephoto) BEFORE LIFTING BARRICADE .. .two of six' members of family appear at window of Consulate French Consulate Occupied By Family For Seven Hours that, "What we're talking about is individual property and citizens rights, not dogs and cats. That's what this ordinance deals with. This is a nation and a municipality of human beings and not of animals. The rights of animals are secondary to tha rights of the citizens of this city." The ordinance also provides for the licensing and vaccination of both dogs and cats, impoundment of animals found running at large, confinement for rabies testing in the event a person is bitten and enforcement of the ordinance. The measure prohibits lha keeping of vicious dogs or larking and howling dogs and provides for t h e humane voeping and treatment of animals in general. The ordinance will go into effect 31 days after legal publication of the legislation in a newspaper -- probably on Friday or Saturday of this week. The board, in other business,referred to the Planning Commission a petition requesting iormation of an assessment district to construct a parking garage in downtown Fayetler ville. City Manager Don Grimes cited a statutory requirement :hat such matters he presented to the commission for consideration and a recommenda- :ion before being ruled on by :he board. The petition professes to contain the signatures of at least 51 per cent of the property owners (according to assessed value) within the proposed district. The petitioners wish to construct a two-level parking garage on a lot at the intersection of Church Avenue and Center Street. OTHER ACTION The board also: -- Approved a request for a waiver of the master street plan on West Dickson Street for construction of a canopy in front of a restaurant at 248 \v. Dickson St. --Approved in principal . a statement of policy regarding (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) LOS ANGELES (AP) - "We came out because the American police said they'd help us," said Charlotte Berenguer. "We decided there was no use in ;taying forever," said her daughler, Jackie. Joseph Berenguer, his wife, son and three daughters occupied the French consulate here for seven hours on Tuesday. They threatened to set it on fire before emerging after lisening to the pleas of a longtime friend and sheriff's officers. The French nationals said they were frustrated over repealed attempts to settle a .2- year-old claim for $20,000 for land confiscated when France granted independence to Algeria in 1962. 'It's a matter of honor," daughter Jeannie, 16, said at one point. The Berenguers, who run a French delicatessen in Santa Barbara, entered tho office of Consul General Jean Francois Roux on Tuesday afternoon, ejected ils lone occupant, a sec- rclary, and nailed the door shut. FAST FOR JUSTICE They said they planned to fast (or justice and announced, 'We have enough gasoline tc burn down the huilding and we're willing to burn with it un- BULLETIN WASHINGTON -- Rep. John Paul Hammerschmirlt, R-Ark. (mlay announced that the old Post Office building on the Fayettcville Square has been entered in the Nalional Park Service's Register of Historic Places. less we gel justice." "We've been coming to the telephone interview with The Associated Press. "My family owned a factory and farm in French Africa (now Algeria), hut when the CONTINUED ON P IGK TWO) 1 The classification will prevent any federal f u n d s from being used lo demolish or replace the structure. iiiiiii!i!iiiiiiiiii[iiniiiii![[iii!!i][iiii[ffli!i!]iiiii!i[iiii!!iNiinii!i»iiiiii U.S., East Germany Formally Establish Diplomatic Ties WASHINGTON (AP) -- Another bulwark of the Cold War 'ell today to the march of East-West detente with the formal establishment of diplomatic relations between the United Slates and East Germany. The recognition came in a jrief, matter-of-fact ceremony at the State Department in which Assistant Secretary of State Arthur A. Hartman signed for, the United States and Herbert Suss for East Germany. Although not announced for mally, State Department offi cials say former Republican Sen. John Sherman Cooper o Kentucky will be nominated as ambassador to the Communis slate. Suss, a career diplomat already has been named as th East German envoy. By today's action, the United n up hope for unifying Germa- y. The United States had never ecognized the legitimacy of Hast Germany, officially known s the German Democratic Re- mblic. following its estab- ishment by the Soviet Union in 949. But as relations improved generally between Washington ind Moscow, more and mora Western European countries bean accepting the reality of an ndependent East German state. With the formal diplomatic link between East Berlin and Washington, all members of lh« North Atlantic Treaty Organ izalion recognize East Germa ny. except Canada. The agreement establishing Ihe embassies calls for Imme diale talks to settle the qucstioi of financial claims held by th United States against the Eas consulate tor seven years and the government refuses to pay us for the property thy look from us," Jeannie said in a States acknowledged it has giv Germans.

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