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INSIDE- Edltoriai 4 For women 7 Sports : . 9-11 Amusements 13 Comics ..' K 14 Classified -. 15-17 115th YEAR-tJUMBW 83 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Parlly cloudy and a little warmer through Friday. L o w last night 52. Lows tonight In the lower 50s with highs Friday in the mid 70s. Sunset today 7:39; sunrise Friday 6:52. ·£·18 PACES-TEN CENTS Old Post Office Building Designated Historic Site ' Marshall Collins III, 20, of · Providence, R.I., is escorted . by FBI agents Wednesday in Boston after questioning in In FBI Hands connection with holding an Eastern Airlines pilot hostage three hours and demanding Fulbright May Be Named U.S. Envoy To Great Britain By KENNETH B. DALECKI TIMES Washington Hureau WASHINGTON -- Sen. J. W. Fulbright (D-Ark.) will be offered the post of U.S. ambassa- correspondent, in conjunction with its congressional reporters, indicating that the source of the report may. have been GOP sen ators who.may have been con : $10,000 be given to the poor. He was charged with air piracy. (AP Wircphoto) At White House Meeting Ford Seeking Answers On Ailing Economy proposec Fulbright ap- of key diplomatic changes President Ford intends to make. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford told a White House economic conference today that the American people are 'sick and tired of having politics played with their pocketbopks" and want solutions to inflation. Addressing a meeting of 28 economists and eight members of Congress, Ford said he .wants his economic summit lal- 'er this month to bring "action that is practical, possible and ·as rapid in its effects as we can "reasonably expect." , He, said the need is for "attainable answers sharply defined .and sorted out." [' Inflation is a worldwide epidemic, Ford said, but "together we can beat it to its knees." He said preparatory meetings for the Sept. 27-28 summit, such as the one he convened today, are open to the public through television and radio because they concern the people's business. "Gentlemen. let's get to work," the President said in concluding his opening remarks. COOPERATION STRESSED Ford plowed no new economic ground in his comments, byt stressed the need for cooperation in finding solutions to such problems as rising prices and high interest rates. "There is no quick fix for what ails our economy," be said, but "I refuse to believe the best brains in America and the smartest workers in the world cannot find a way to get the productive machinery of this great country back on the track." "The burdens of the battle against inflation will be lighter if every American, all 200 million of us, lends a hand," Ford said. "The problems are ob ; vious ..." Ford said when the conferences are complete he hopes "there will be greater areas of agreement than disagreement." "Where we disagree it will be necessary for the President, rind Congress lo make some ami- cult decisions," he said. "Our political system is designed to do just that ..." The participants in today's meeting represent a range of economic viewpoints, from form e r T r e a s u r y Secretary George P. Shultz to Harvard JCONTINTJED ON P COE TWO) Turks Said Extending Their Lines NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) - Turkish forces may have started a drive lo extend their lines northwest coast of violation of the along the Cyprus in cease-fire. The Greek Cypriot guard charged that forces at Lefka national Turkish advanced two GRADUAL WARMING TREND EXPECTED By The Associated Press Arkansas weather should be partly cloudy and a little warmer through Friday. The extended outlook calls for little or no precipitation Saturday through Monday with temperatures g r a d u a l l y warming. No rains fell in the state during the past 24 hours. Arkansans enjoyed a fall-like day Wednesday with fair skies and cool temperatures. That weather was created by a dor~ to" GreatBritain, the Wash- suited about t h e ington Post reported today. assignment. The Post quoted "informed ^^Hsone"of"a"number sources" as saying the outgoing F. olnlme ',V::,.. s . chairman ot the Senate Foreign Relations Committee has not made a formal decision lo accept, but that his nomination to the prestigious assignment y President Ford has been approved by senior Republicans. H o y t Purvis, Eulbright's press aide, told the TIMES that ie knows nothing about the reported offer other than what he read in the Washington Post. Fulbright is on a two-week ;our of China and will not return to the United States until late next week. "All I know is that prior to his departure at least, he had not been offered a position nor had he expressed an interest in one," Purvis said. He said the Fayetteville native had indicated earlier that he "did not have a slrqng interest" in an ambassadorial appointment. "Things change, there is ft new President, and I don't Posts Seen As Refuge WASHINGTON (AP) -- ident Ford appears to used the American foreign pol- May Prevent Pres- have establishment as a people whose past ' refuge identification with 'Richard M. Nixon could embarrass the White House. Two of three major diplomat- Waiting For Toast President Gerald Ford be- Jieves in fixing his own hreak- fast and his move into t h e White House has not changed his mind. Here he talks with photographers while waiting for the muffins to toast. (AP Wirephoto) he his know it changed added. STEADY (Fulbright) had view," Purvis announced Wednesday fall in 'this descri- according 'to 'U.S. offiials some foreign diplomats miles Wednesday to capture the Greek Cypriot village of Galini. The Greeks claimed Ihe Turks attacked the national ,cnt in the village :i mortars is. Danish .led Nation: ka said the; ts and tw the pressure over currently is high that . over lower Michigan ridging southwestward south Texas. the area centered and to said. He traced the ground rules for the series of meetings leading to the summit. "We can't waste lime stating and restating the problem," he Sugar Prices Keep Rising RUMORS There have been steady rumors here that Fulbright might get a high diplomatic assignment ever since he lost his bid for re-nomination for a sixth term in the Senate to Gov. Dale Bumpers. Presidential Press Secretary J. F. ter Horst told reporters he could give them no guidance on the reported offer to Fulbright. If Fulbright is given the assignment, he would replace Walter H. Annenberg, an lardent Nixon supporter and former Philadelphia publisher. The Post story was written ic appointments tion, and posted here. The sources also included the White House decision to restore presidential chief of:staff Alexander M. Haig Jr. to military duty, possibly as commander o: NATO armed forces. Ford named George Bush as the new head of the U.S. mission in Peking, ending his 21- month role as Republican national chairman. Appointed ambassador to France was Kenneth Rush who served policy as Nixon's coordinator and . who . once taught law to Nixon. NOT HIS PEOPLE "This certainly is not a question o f . Ford trying .to show he ed WASHINGTON (AP) -five-pound bag of sugar that cost 85 cents last January is $2 today, and the government says consumers will see sugar prices increase further before settling down. "Retail prices continue to rise for some lime to adjust to the current high wholesale prices." the Agriculture Department said on Wednesday. "Higher sugar prices are nlso an important factor in explaining higher prices of sugar-con taining foods and beverages." The department said in a food situation report that despite soaring prices, sugar consumption is equaling last year s level of 102 pounds per person and that adequate supplies are available. · . The report said that during the second quarter of 1974 consumers nationally paid an average of almost 25.4 cents per pound for sugar, or about $1.27 for each five-pound bag. In April-June last year, a bag cost 73 cents or slightly more than 14.6 cents per pound. A five-pound bag of sugar sold in chain stores in the Washington area Wednesday for |1.95, or 39 cents per pound. But the world's sweet tooth has bitten off such a huge bite the past year that sugnr stockpiles have been reduced and prices arc soaring on Ihe international market. And the U.S. 11Q UeuiCImlUIlL III IIIC village th mortars and machine ns. Danish troops of the nited Nations peace force in =fka said they heard about 300 ots and two explosions, but e Turkish commander re- sed to let them invesligate. Turkish Cypriots in Lefka be- 2ved the Turks would advance miles along the coast road to okkina, a Turkish enclave. his would bring several Tur- sh Cypriot villages into the urkish zone and would also ve the Turks control of the ·st of the coast of Morphou ay, from which the Cyprus ines Corp., an American coin- any, exports the island's cop- er. SHIPMENTS HALTED Copper shipments were halt- j by the Turkish invasion in uly and have not been re- umed. Meanwhile, President Glafcos leridcs, the head of the Greek ypriot government in Nicosia, enied reports that he had ome around to the Turkish iew that Cyprus must become federation of autonomous ·reek and Turkish Cypriot tales. Clcrides said in a slatement lat his government "will ac- ept no negotiations based only n solving the Cyprus problem irough geographical feder ition." ' by the paper's White House Train Believes Ford Wants To Work With Agency Heads WASHINGTON (AP) -- Envi- 'onmental Protection Adminis- .rator Russell E. Train says President Ford wants to work directly with agency heads on najor 'policy decisions "and not ie shielded by his staff or by option papers." Train, who never met privately with former President Nixon, discussed environmental issues with President Ford for 45 minutes Wednesday in the White House Oval Office. Delighled at the result, Train reported in an interview: "He said he expected me to see him personally whenever I had a major issue to discuss . . . He also expected me to have a regular appointment with him every month or two." Uncertain over the White House ' s ground rules" for discussing the meeting with a reporter, Train placed a quick telephone call and then relayei ground rules were tell mm any- :hing he wants to know." Train went on to outline these ligblights of his meeting with he President: --There was no detailed discussion of substantive issues in his first meeting, but Train advised the President he would soon have to consider his position on at least two major environmental questions. --One question was the extent of federal funding to aid municipal construction of waste treatment plants, a major program against water pollution. Ford has promised to cut federal spending in his fight against inflation, but has not said where the ax will fall. -- Train said the other question was the administration's position on amending the Clean Air Act; Train favors amendments to give him more flexibility in the clean-up of air and water and said he told Ford the the reply: "They said the amendments "needed a pusn. " s in command of foreign policy 3y these appointments," a State Department source ^said. "These STG not his people. 1 ' A Western European diplomat, agreed. "He's showing the door to some men svho could jive him trouble, but he is not lurting them either. These are good jobs, but they are^ out of the American sight-line." The evident exception to the effort to send abroad former key Nixon associates was- the decision to name former Kentucky GOP Sen. John Sherman Cooper as first American ambassador to East Germany. Cooper was not closely tied to Nixon. Bush and Rush, however, were tightly attached to Nixon and his policies. As GOP chairman, Bush spent nearly all his tenure defending Nixon's Watergate role and scoffing at those who cast suspicion on the then president. The potential problem with Rush has nothing to do with Watergate. His troubling connection was to Nixon's economic policy and the current inflation crisis. Ford "wants whatever credit he can get if inflation goes down and he doesn't want anyone saying 'Ford blew it by keeping the old Nixon people' if the economy keeps floundering," one administration source said. Bicentennial Begins With Meeting In Philadelphia PHILADELPHIA . (AP) -Governors and Diner delegates from the 13 .original states reconvene the First Continental Congress here .today, 'and their goals are much the same as that original meeting just 200 years ago. Among the draft resolutions to be put before the delegates today are a recommendation that t h e . Constitution be amended to guarantee t.h e rights of personal privacy and a proposal for a "broad declaration reaffirming our faith in the American system."' 1 The proposed constitutional amendment on personal privacy would "guarantee forever that the people have the right to personal privacy arid the freedom from undue governmental interference in their personal lives." T h e two-day meeting, w i t h Pennsylvania Gov. Milton J. Shapp as host, launches the nation's bicentennial celebration, which reaches a climax, on the SOOth birthday of Independence, July 4, 1976. President Ford plans to be on band for the final session on Friday : afternoon. 'The focus of the two-day observance is Carpenters' Hall, a two-story brick structure near Independence Hall. It was 200 years ago today that 56 colonial delegates from 12 of the 13 original stales convened the F i r s t Continental Congress at Carpenters' Hall, seeking fair treatment from the English Parliament. The original Continental Congress was called by the colonial leadership of Massachusetts he- cause -of British actions againsl the colony, including the Boston Port- Bill restricting trade. The measure eventually led to t h e Boston Tea Party. Of Structure By PAT DONAT TIMES Staff Writer The Old Post Office Building n the Fayetteville Square, cheduled for demolition by Uran Renewal, has been named o the National Register ot His- oric Places. The designation, announced Wednesday by Congressman. John Paul Hammerschmidt, generally precludes the use of federal funds to demolish the Building. It came as a surprise to city and Urban Renewal officials, who have been engaged m efforts to work out a mutually agreeable compromise to preserve the building tor the use as a city hall. The Urban Renewal plan for Downtown Fayetteville, approved, funded and implemented, includes demolition of the Post Office Building and creation of a public park.' The effect of the designation is still being weighed by Urban Renewal officials. QUICK ACTION The action taken by ooth the national and state Historic Preservation Commissions was expedited because the building was endangered. The nomination, submitted by the Save the Post Office Committee, an ad hoc committee of concerned citizens formed in May, cleared both approval agencies i;; record time. The committee obtained signatures from 5.000 citizens, which resulted in a meeting in July of city and Urban Renewal officials who agreed a search, for alternatives would be under- aken. To date no action has een forthcoming to amend the Irban Renewal plan. A property entered in the Reister is -assured special consi- .eration against encroachment r destruction by any federal .ndertaking involving land Icarance, such as Urban Rene- val; water resources develop- nent. and highway construc- ion, according lo a brochure iublished by the National Re- NEWS BRIEFS Joint Chiefs Of Staff prices this summer the Highest Of all, Turnover Nearly Complete WASH1NGTON (AP) -- President Ford's nomination of a new Army chief of staff will complete a nearly total turnover in the nation's highest military body over the past 13 months. The death of Gen. Creighton W. Abrams on Wednesday created a vacancy in the post of Army chief of staff, which Ford will fill some time after Abrams is buried in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday. Top level retirements and promotions since .early August last year have brought new has been (aces to the jobs of chairman of Ithe joint chiefs of staff, Air Force chief ot staff, and chief of naval operations. Only the commandant of the Marine Corps remains as before. Despite changes in four of the five members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, there is little prospect of any dramatic shift of policies. There could be some differences in style, with certain of the new chiefs less visible than their predecessors. Pentagon sources regard Gen. Frederick C. Weyand, Army vice chief of staff under Abrams, as most likely to replace him. Weyand, youthful-looking and vigorous as he nears 58, has seen a close collaborator with Abrams credited in with shaping policies lifting the Army out of its Vietnam-era slump. Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger, who wants those policies continued, is described by associates as holding a high opinion of Weyand. Pentagon sources said it appears unlikely that retired Army Gen. Alexander M. Haig Jr., who left the Army to become President Nixon's White House staff chief, will return to head his old service. Leaving Ford's options open, White House spokesman Jerald F. terHorst would not rule out the possibility tbat Ford was considering Haig to succccc Abrams! However, assignment of Haig to the Army as its chief ot staff after he has been remote from its problems for most of the past 5'A years, would cause resentment in the Army officer? corps. Indications- -are that Haig, after recall lo a c t i v e .duty, might ultimately head lo Europe to replace-Gen. Andrew J. Goodpaster .as supreme allied commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, although some reported opposition to Haig within certain NATO governments could complicate matters. Two Injured Two persons were injured slightly in a one-car accident shortly after 9 a.m. Wednesday in the 1900 block of Old Wire Road. Jerome R. Clagg. 21, and his wife, Mrs. Carol Clagg, 19, of Hwy. 45 east, were treated and r e l e a s e d a t Washington Regional Medical Center. Clagg told Fayetteville police that he was attempting to swat a bug when he lost control ot his car, which struck a culvert and overturned in a ditch. Request Refused WASHINGTON (AP) -- Su preme Court Justice William O Douglas today turned down t request for a delay in the Watergate cover-up trial, sched uled to begin Sept. 30. Douglas acted just eight days after a similar request was re jected by Chief Justice Warren E. Burger. The requests were made by former presidentia aido John D. Ehrlichman, one of the six cover-up defendants. Unlike Burger, Douglas gave no reasons for his action. Meet With Teng TOKYO (AP) -- The Ameri can congressional delegation visiting China met with Vice Premier Teng Hsiao-ping to day, the official Chinese new agency reported from Peking. Hsinhuii said Teng later ha a private Sen.. .J.W, conversation wit .Fulbright, D-Ark and Rep. Peter H. B. Freling huysen, R-N.J. The report di not say what they discussed. Trio Questioned LONDON (AP) -- Police to ay were questioning three nen about an attempt to stea he legendary Stone of Scone rom the Coronation Chair in Vestminster Abbey. Police surrounded the 924 ·ear-old abbey early toda: after an alarm attached to tin tone went o f f . Scotland Yart said one of the men was founc nside the building. The Stone of Scone is a 448 ound sandstone block on whic! ancient Scottish kings wer crowned in the palace of Scone 00 miles north of Edinburgh. Jister. "If a proposed project might endanger the historic place an appropriate hearing would ba leld to weigh the merits of pre- erving the property and the vork to be undertaken," tha rochure says. Inclusion in the historic regis- .er is not an iron clad assji- ance that a building will ba saved. Many last ditch preservation efforts have lost to the julldozer even after receiving '.his designation. TSSUE CLOUDED The nomination, however has clouded the issue and the drastic change may stop a }}3 mil- ion private development on the Square, according to Robert Dugan, director of the Fayetteville Housing Authority which administers the Urban Renewal program. "With the original plan we had considerable hope of attracting approximately $13 million in private development the Square. With the change in plan this could realistically be cut to $4 million and the developers may back off completely," he said. "Unless it (the designaton) is removed no federal f u n d s can be used to destroy the building; It will tie our hands to this extent. Unfortunately, the city expecls it to come down in price as a result but we can't deviate. If the building j u s t _ stands it becomes an ineligible project. It has been placed in limbo where nobody can touch, it." he said. Two questions need answers, Dugan said. First, which fede- .CONTINUED ON PAGE TWOl Springdale Gets EPA Grant For Wastewaler Department SPRINGDALE - An additional Environmental Protection Agency 'grant of $2.4 million lo the city's Water and Wastewater Department will allow the department to sign a contract today for expansion work at the wastewater treatment plant. With the announcement Wednesday that the additional money would be awarded, department officials arranged to sign a contract this afternoon \yith Cruthcrs, Inc., a Kansas firm, for construction work that will more than double the treatment plant's capacity. The city originally had about a $2.1 million grant Irom EPA for the expansion -- the am6unt applied (or two years ago when the grant was drawn up. The city's share of the cost -- 25 cent -- was to come from :he past sale of revenue bonds. But when the bids for construction were opened this year in late July, the city discovered that the bids were higher than anticipated. The additional EPA grant was sought and received. Vice Mayor Charles McKinney said he expects construction will " begin in the near future. The estimated cost o( th« expansion that will increase capacity and improve the effluent quality (treated Is shown thers' bid as $5.3 million. wastewater) · in the Cru-

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