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Editorial-Opinion Page The Public Interest Is The First Concern 01 This Newspaper 4 · FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1974 Cyprus Accord Subverted By Turkey A Very Critical Period · Filing period for a special city board election -- to be held in conjunction with the general election, Nov. 5 -- opens today. Technically the city vote is to effect an adjustment in residency requirements of the board. In the future, city wards will have representation which they do not now have. Philosophically and politically, however, the election amounts to a bit more than that. There are severe and seemingly intransigent conflicts of political philosophy, in regard to function as well as purpose, on the present board. The election, thus, affords a needed chance for both electees and electors to rethink priorities and positions and start again, with a fresh outlook. Just the exercise of having to file and gain reelection stands to clear the air, some, among those presently on the board. The re-election issue has been a lurking eventuality for Board members for many months, now, and likely has been a contributing factor in a tentativeness and stiffness of relations. We have not heard, yet, as to whom among incumbents will choose to seek reelection. By a quirk of chance, all but one member of the present Board is from Ward Three. Inasmuch as three will be eligible for re-election as members-at-large, and one as representative of his own ward, five present members will have the potential of returning to the new Board. Wards One and Two, which are not now represented, are assured of new representation. Art Buchwald Aside from mechanical aspects of who may file, however, the city and its citizens face a more serious decision, perhaps, than any since the vote to change from mayor- council to city manager form of government. That same issue, to a considerable extent, is again up for grabs, probably, because in the event the new Board again finds itself with as little steerageway on routine affairs of the city as the present one now has, it is at least possible that the next special city election will involve more drastic revisions in the charter. What the TIMES would recommend, as the 30-day filing period opens today, is that the city's concerned citizens -- as a whole, and as residents of the city's four wards --· think carefully about the need for good leadership, and their duty to make their individual support available to qualified neighbors who will accept the responsibility of filing for the office. It takes more than good intentions, and a surplus of time and concern, to provide a city with firm, wise leadership. The voter shouldn't have to depend on leadership emerging in a candidate, after the election. Fayetteville faces enormous challenges this decade of the 70's as a part of burgeoning Northwest Arkansas, and it needs the BEST leadership it can get. It is up to the citizenry, not just luck, to see that it is acquired. The next 30 days are critically important! Good Neighbors By ART BUCHWALD WASHINGTON--Every' time you come back from vacation you find some old neighbors have moved put and new people have moved in. Take my neigh- .borhood, Tor example. You can imagine my surprise when 1 saw some strange kids playing on the lawn at 1605 Pennsylvania Avenue. "Who are those kids?" I asked my friend Marty. · "Oh, didn't you know? The Nixons moved out in August." "They did?"- 1 said in surprise. "It's funny they didn't mention anything about it when I left in July. It must have been awfully sudden. Did they give any reasons why they were leaving?" "No," Marty said, "one day they were there, and the next .day a moving van pulled up 'and they were gone. You know · how old man Nixon used to , keep his thoughts to himself, so ;we weren't too surprised when he upped and left." "That's a shame," I said. "He was a nice fellow and never caused anyone any bother. I'm sorry I didn't have a chance to say goodby. Any idea where they went?" "I'm not too sure. I think maybe Peoria." "Why Peoria?" I asked. "Well, they kept talking about Peoria all the time. Every time they did something they wanted to know if it would play in Peoria. So we figured that's probably where they went. But that's just a guess. They could have gone anywhere." "DOES ANYONE know why they moved?" "Something to do with trouble in the government. The gossip we heard is that if he resigned, he'd be assured of a pension. But if he tried to stick it out, he'd be canned with nothing. So I 'guess he took the money and ran." "Who moved Into the house?" "Family called the Fords. They're really nice people. Everyone seems to like them." "What's he doing for a living?" I asked Marty. "He used to be a congress- From. Oar Files; How Time Flies 1C) YEARS AGO Deaths on the nation's highway over the Labor Day weekend rose past the 500 mark but did not approach record figures. N o r t h w e s t Arkansas law lenforce'menl officials agree the 50 YEARS AGO ' Charles Corgan, Razorback star and All-Southwestern end last year has signed with the Kansas City Pro eleven. The Fayetteville Golf Club has renewed its lease on the .100 YEARS AGO Maguire Institute located at Maguires Store, this county, will commence the fall session with Professor Geo. A. Vaughn as principal. area came through the Labor Day weekend with a minimum of traffic accidents. A meeting to organize a Republican Club will be held at West Fork School. Stone pasture links, east of Fayetteville. The circus parade was omitted because it was feared the heavy wagons could not negotiate Hospital Hill. F. F. Smith has purchased the Old Fayetteville Carding Machine and Gin and has ftited it up witih new cards and a f i r s t class wool carding machine. They'll Do It Every Time ·THty POUT WAMT W HOW CAM TH£Y 0 ,',V£S AMYTrllHS-fPO V6RYTHIMS, IMCLUPIM5 THe ,5 AMP STILL 86 IHFIRMAKY-- /I FIRST IN'UIW£ ·±:\ FOR THE BOOM? TX£ NATURE WALK" THEN TH£ VOCsA IM GONNA PLAY GOLF AND GO fOZ A PIP- TENNIS THIS AFTERNOON.' man, but I think he's got some high job in the government, though you wouldn't know it to talk to him. He makes his own breakfast and he leaves the door open so anyone can talk to him. Those are his kids on the lawn there. His wife's a charmer. Used to be in show biz, I hear, but real down to earth. She cooks her own breakfast, too." "It's good to have nice neighbors," I said. "Nice isn't the word for it. Do you know the Fords hadn't moved in a week before they gave a dinner dance and invited everyone on the blo^k to come?' "No kidding?" "Yup. And they say they're ·going to have blacks and women and poor people and everyone visit them." "It's going to be tough to get a parking spot," I said. "Everyone in the neighborhood is pleased as all get out to have such fine people move in. You never know who you're gonna get to live at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, and it coujd affect real estate values." "Any other changes I should know about?" I asked Marty. "The Ron Zeiglers moved to California, and there's talk that Father McLaughlin is going to get a new parish somewhere. I hear the Pat Buchanans are leaving and also the Ken Clawsons. "Jim St. Clair has gone back to Massachusetts to practice law and the Fred Buzhardts are also leaving town." "Wow, it's been quite a summer. Anyone besides the Fords moving in that I should know about?" "Oh yeah, a family named the Rockefellers from New York have just taken a house on Massachusetts Avenue." "Damn," I said. "There goes the neighborhood." (C) 1974, Los Angeles Times Bible Verse "Remember, then what you received and heard; keep that, and repent. If you will not awake, 1 will come like a thief, and you will not know at what hour I will come upon you." Revelation 3:3 There arc two big words we must reckon with on our way to eternity -- repent and receive. One has to do with ope- ing up ourselves fo the ne wlife in Him, the other turning away from the old one. If we fail at these points His second coming can hold nothing for us but shocks and surprises "Be ye also ready for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh." "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance ''he race that is set before us." Hebrews 12:1 The lifting of sins and burdens is a cooperative effort between our willingness to be free and His power in bringing it to pass. If you need deliverance from a habit or a hurt let us look to Him now who alone has the master key to a life of freedom. Father, in the name of Jesus by the power of your Spirit touch the problem area in this life. Deliver them now and use them. We praise you for it. Amen, By JACK ANDERSON and LES WHITTEN WASHINGTON -- On July 30 in Geneva, the foreign ministers of Britain, Greece ami Turkey solemnly affixed their signa'- lures to a Cyprus cease-fire agreement. The British hailed it as The first step on a long, hard road." To the Greeks, it represented "the starting point of a fair settlement." As far as the Turks were concerned, it was apparently an act of hyprocrisy. Not for a second, it appears, did Ankara intend to honor its word. This is the message that emerges from a document we have obtained from highly placed diplomatic sources. It is entitled "Operation Order No. : 1," and it lays out the plan of attack used by Turkish forces to cap- lure Cypriot towns near Krenia. It is dated July 30 -- Ihe very day Turkey's foreign minister, Turan Guncs, signed the Geneva Agreement. At the precise moment the Turks were declaring peace, in short, it appears they were secretly planning to attack. Although the document came to us from reliable official sources who accept it as genuine, there is no way we can completely vouch for its authenticity. We asked several experts at the State Dept. and. Pentagon to examine it and give us an informed opinion. They timidly refused to even look at it. We took it to the Turks and invited rebuttal. An embassy spokesman told my associate Joe Spear that he recognized the names of the Turkish officers listed in the operation order. And he acknowledged that the word "Kartal," used in the The Washington Merry-Go-Round document, was the code name for Turkish operations In Cyprus. It means "eagle" in Turkish, he said. The spokesman then declared that any further comment would be "impossible." The Turkish military, he said, "doesn't tell us anything." The "mission," as laid out by the operations orders, reads: "The 28th Division having the objective of extending and ensuring the security of the area occupied will attack on the 30th of July and occupy a line running from Hill 1023 W e s t of Lapithos-Dassi-Sisklipos v i 1- lages..." The Turkish attack actually began on July 31, not July 30. But the assault unfolded exactly as outlined in the plan. "The 61sl Infantry Regiment will move along the Rod Siskli- pos and the Sisklipos valley east of the villages Krini-Agios Ermolaos, following t h e Commando Brigade which will cover the regiment. "The armored battalion of the armored brigade, with the tanks landed in the region of Kyrenia, will move towards KPlatani village along t he road Bogazi- Kyrenia-Agios Georgios. It will attach the three tanks of t h e 39th division...The tanks of the tank battalion in the area of Krini together with the 230 Infantry Regiment will form a task force. . . ' ' T h e amphibious regiment...will...occupy the Karavas area and will reconnoit the enemy. The commando brigade will attack with its units situa- ted in the area of Sisklipos and occupy the bridge southeast of the woods of Lapilhos-Karavas. "Towed and self-propelled are tillcry unlts...will move into the area of Sisklipos pass and will support the encircling maneuver which will be conducted In Lapithos area..." The operations order also contans these Instructions: "American installations in t h e area of Karavas. They will not Tbe destroyed and measures will be taken to secure life and pro perly. . . "The units taking part in the attack will carry in their lorries food for 3 days. Movements during daylight will be effected in small parties and in such a way as not to be detected by the enemy. As long as the enemy does not f i r e we shall not fire either." Just as the plans speciy, within three days after gravely declaring in Geneva that they would "desist from all offensive or hostile activities," the Turks had captured four Cypriol towns, including both Lapithos and Karavas. Around the world, Ihe Turkish c e a s e f i r e violations were strongly denounced. In Washington, however, there was curious apathy. On August 2, as the Turks were shelling Cypnot towns, State Dept. spokesman Robert Anderson was asked for an official reaction. "I am not persuaded that the ceasefire is in danger has collapsed," he S3 BF,LL RINGER: "Ma Bell's'" children are not content with Holdover From The Previous Administration A Potpourri Excerpts From The World Of Thought GRANTING MFN STATUS. Walter Krause and F. John Mathis, "The U.S. Policy Shift on East-West Trade," Journal of International Affairs, No. 1, 1974, pp. 25-37. "Expansion of U.S. trade with the Eastern area stands to be affected by the extent of export restrictions, tariffs, quotas, etc. To illustrate one facet of the problem, the exceptionally large U.S. agricultural exports to the Soviet Union beginning in 1972, which account for much of the improvement shown in this country's trade balance, have come in for considerable criticism in the sense of being associated in the popular mind with selective food shortages and sharply rising prices at home." "Trade expansion is encouraged by openness in trade contact, and discouraged by the opposite. In this vein, it follows that U.S. t r a d e with the Eastern area countries would stand to be enhanced if, among other actions, MFN (Most Favored Nation) status were granted these countries. Indeed, the recedent for such a move already exists in Poland and Yugoslavia, who. as members of GATT, arc automatic beneficiaries of MFN treatment." "The graduual rise in U.S. exports to the USSR--$58 million in 1965, less than double that five years later--has been succeeded by fantastic growth. In 1972 the figure rose to $547 million, and last year to $1.2 billion--including the infamous wheat deal. Though this was a one-shot, other exports are expected to push the figure even higher this year." "The dramatic change is the result of policies pursued in Washington and Moscow. What it comes down to is that both governments want American b u s i n e s s m e n to sell to Moscow--and buy from Moscow too, when it' has something to sell." "This new era of trade does not mean that communism is at last converging with capi- tilism. The Soviets are not creating a market economy. But they are not so dogmatic that they cannot see the usefulness of absorbing market economy accomplishments." Design An Important Value TRADING WITH MOSCOW, Robert Minton, "Trading with the USSR: The New Possibilities," Finance, June 1974, pp. 26-28; 60-61, "Detente means many different things, but there can be no doubt that it has brought a turning point in the commercial dealings between the United Slates and the Soviet Union." Balancing utility and aesthetics is the designer's trick. When his customer is the federal government, the feat can be awesome. From postage stamps to highway systems, government agencies make design decisions affecting a 11 Americans. Superior design is not just a prestigious frippery: A s Nancy H a n k s , c h a i r m a n of the N a t i o n a l Endowment for the A r t s and of the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities points o u t , "Good design achieves greater economy and efficiency, and enhances communication." As parts of a continuing program to make government administrators design-conscious, t h c Federal Council' is sponsoring the Second Federal Design Assembly Sept. 11-12 in Washington. The program will cover all aspects of design, from gra- p h i c s to environmental schemes, but desk-bound administrators will doubtless find office planning especially close to their hearts. Government office buildings rarely appear more than anonymous monoliths. Marie Ridder writes in tho September issue of Wash- inglonian magazine that the capital's, downtown district "in i t s disproportionate bulk, dreary sameness, and sheer mediocrity, threatens to become a Moscow West," The forbidding exteriors are likely to remain, but modern design can still penetrate the walls, transforming grim cubicles into pleasant "open plan" offices. In the old Senate Office Building, for example. Sen. Mark Hatfield (R Ore.) has done away with the conventional jam of desks and files. His staff of 26 enjoys a more civilized and decorative environment featuring bright colors and movable partitions. At the Inter-American Foundation, a U.S. government agency in Arlington, Va., the new open office design "encourages openness in people," according to it": director, and although the furniture is not cheap, the flexibility of the office design permits less of it to be used. As the country's largest single employer as well as its largest client for design services, the federal government has a .special interest in well-designed work environments. -(ERR) their phone system monopolies, They want equipment monopolies, too. Pacific Telephone, Bell System's gigantic California subsidiary, recently agreed to deliver Model 812 PBX switchboards al a reasonable price to Lev! Strauss, Allstate Insurance and others. But once installation was underway, Pacific drastically jacked up the price. As if this weren't enough, wa have now learned that even as its salesmen were quoting tha original low price, Pacific's management was estimating how much prices should be raised. Pacific also assured the California Public Utilities Commission that the additional PUX cosls would not "increase any rate or charge" to customers. Yel, at that same time, Pacific was telling customers that some rates would skyrocket. At Pacific Telephone, a spokesman insisted that tha price jugling had nothing to do with trying to underbid competition and then hiking prices once the customer was committed, a classic way of driving out competition. The spokesman insisted that the low price quotes were made only by a few "overzealous" salesmen a n d that the deals could be terminated without penalty. But we have located at least one low-cost contract which was dated after Pacific had all ths data it needed to predict a realistically higher price. Meanwhile, a consumer advocate, David Wilner, is suing Ma Bell's Pacific subsidiary to roll back the price. --United Feature Syndicate What Say... Others WATCH OUT FOR NO. 57 'Before the campaign is over this fall in Arkansas, Amendment 57 may exercise enough, influence -- the negative kind -- to take every other constitutional amendment on the ballot down with it. The opportunities to reorganize county government, lift Iho unrealistic limits on the salaries of elected state officials and revise the state's printing laws may all be lost in the wake of Amendment 57. It's that kind of amendment and Arkansas, which lies astride a bedrock of Populism, is that kind of state. Amendment 57 is the one that proposes in this year of high interest and low government credibility that the constitution- · al limit' on interest r a t e s be lifted and, perhaps worse, that it be set instead by -- hold on -- the state legislature. (Mutt Jones, member.) No. 57 ought to stick out on that ballot like an invitation to vote against everything j u s t to make sure the voter g e t s No. 57 and gets it good. Dale Bumpers, whose political instincts extend down to his fingertips and toenails, isn't having anything to do with No. 57. He'll support the others, but not that one, thank you. "I cannot bring myself," the governor said this week, "to approve and support something that could lead to higher interest rates, which are already burdensome." The governor was talking like the average consumer has reason to feel and vote. The 10 per cent limit on interest has been a reason for p r i d e and thanksgiving to m a n y an Arkie. Ever notice the l i t t l e exception rruicle for this stale on some of those nationally computerized bills? Kind of makes a fellow proud. Any idea that Arkansas hanks are about to go under unless Mult Jones and the rest of lha General Assembly are given the power to set interest rates in Arkansas has to be, well, exaggerated. Perspective is lent by some excerpts from the latest report of the state Bank Department: "For the fiscal year just ended (6-30-74) Arkansas state chartered banks experienced another record in growth rate,' even surpassing last year's all- time record. . .All assets totaled $2.135,366,081 at June 30. 1973. compared to the total of $2,135,366,081 at June 30 1973. This represents a one year's Increase of $434,217.737 or 20.33 per cent. The Increase reported for last year over the previous year's total was $345,438,148 or 18.88 per cent... Total deposits surpassed the 2 billion dollar mark at $2,292,020,820, up $386,642,487 or 20.29 per c e n t over last year's t o t a l of $1,906,078,333. . ." Now that ain't bad, whatever the voters are about to be told about the awful effect of the 30 per cent limit on capital investment in this slate. Dale Bumpers not only h a s sound political reasons but fiscal ones as well for saying No to No 57. --PINE BLUFF COMMERCIAL GA. QUAKE A mile earthquake shook part of Georgia. No damage. No injuries. Georgians were engaged in a heated Democratic primary to pick their next governor. Could it be thai Ihe tremors were not of quake origin but rumbles of the political infighting. --Anderson (S.C.) Independent

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