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INSIDE- For Women 3 .. 3 Editorial 4 Amusements B Sports :·;....... 10-12 Comisc 18 Classified 10-21 115th YEAR--NUMBER 90 The Public interest Is The Pint Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Mostly cloudy and cooler today with a chance of showers. Low last night 69. Lows tonight iri the mid «0s with highs Friday In the mid 80s. Sunset today 7:29; sunrise Friday 6:57. Weather map on page 5. PACK-TEN COTS Nixon Said To Have Rejected Pardon Appeals Of Ex-Aides An exhibitor at the Washington County Fair catches a few winks in the hay before cattle judging Wednesday. At- Taking It Easy tendance doubled as sunshine dried out the heavy rains which marred opening day. Gate receipts totaled nearly $3,000 indicating heavy attendance. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) . In Largest Single Raid Drug Agency Uses Madison Avenue Approach WASHINGTON largest single d conducted by fei agents was accoi elaborate publicity · But Drug En ministration offi' despite one leak, body escaped. . the operation wa they probably Madison Aven again. As of late V agency said it hi 100 persons into country, with iV ities arresting lion-dollar "pep pills." In respons. cr, however, the said that at had actually those individuals concern that tipped off, an man explained. Also, the 10 agency plans court as evidei prior to the ation, during w expected 100,000 found in the c Angeles arrest. SIMULTAN: The anti-am; which federal c been in the since last Febr cially at 12: Wednesday with raids and an U.S. cities ar More than 24 newsmen newspapers, and one wee called to Drug Labor Leaders Seek End To Tight Money WASHINGTON (AP) -- Labor leaders at President.Ford's second· economic, v.rn.ini^ummit called'"almost unanimously ;fo1; an e'nd to fight 'money 'policies which have pushed interest rates to record highs. The labor leaders echoed on Wednesday the thoughts expressed by a panel of economists at the first mini-summit Sept. 5. B u t ' a change in tight money policies' has bden resist ed by administration officials. The labor . leaders also charged that the government's anti-inflation' policies are not working and may plunge the country into a severe recession with high unemployment. · ---···-··· i At 'the, start of- 'the .conference, Ford announced an effort to reduce unemployment by creating 85,000 new public jobs. Ford said he will speed up the spending of $415 million in funds already set aside for jobs to.be created in state and local governments. He said another $1.3 billion will be available to local governments for manpower nrograms. The President said a close watch will be kept on unemployment and the government will "act with compassion" if it gets out.of. hand.' ,.'' ; ,NOW UNEMPLOYED About 5.4 per cent of the work force is unemployed now. "We will not permit the burden of necessary economic restraint to - fall on those members of society least; able to bear the costs," Ford said. Detonating Old Flares Sgt. Richard Watson of the Fayetteville Police Department uses a high-powered rifle to explode one of several explosive devices turned in to the Fire Department by a resident who found them. Police said they appeared to he World War II type flares with a built-in explosive charge for launching. They were detonated at the police range Wednesday. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Nixon's Transition Funds May Be Pared CAP) -- The rug bust ever deral narcotics mpanied hy an ity effort that ' scores of per- · arrest. forcement Ad- cials said that apparently no- And they saitl is so successful will try the lie approach /odnesday, the dd taken nearly custody in this lexican author- 25 more in s. Officials said d the multi-mil - ·ket in illicit o questions late drug a-gency ast 1C of those en indicted anc July and over veekend. earlier against Is because of hey had been agency spokes- million pills the to produce ir ce were seizec overnight oper lich only an un 0 tablets wen . - 50US RAIDS shetaminc blitz fficials said hat planning stages lary began offi 01 a.m. ED' ,h simultaneou Is in at least 1 ·1 hours earlier jrescnting ke ! magazine wer jg Enforcemen dministration headquarters icre for a confidential I'A-hour jriefing in which the strike lans were laid out in their en- irety. The advance briefing, rare or any agency and apparently riprecedented for one involved n clandestine law enforcement operations, included a slide show and news releases filled with statistics and technical data on the drugs and the illegal market. Robert Feldkamp, an agency (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) ·iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiw^^^^ NEWS BRIEFS Two File For Board Two more persons filed for. election to positions on the Payetleville Board of Directors Vednesday, making a total of line who have filed for various josilions. F a y e t t e v i l l e City Clerk Jarlene Westbrook said that ^oris Stanton, an incumbent, iled for Po'sition 7, one of the hree at-large positions. Ernest ^ancaster, currently a member ot the Planning Commission, filed for Position 1 (Ward 1). Hostages Released HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) -?our North Americans held lostages by a guerrilla group in Ethiopia since March 26 have been released, a spokesman for Tenneco Inc. reports. The four include three Tenneco employes and a United Nations geologist. A Tenneco spokesman refused to discuss on Wednesday reports that a ransom had been paid to gain release of the men There had been reports that the Eritrean Liberation Front which seeks independence for the northern Ethiopian province of Eritrea, had been ' seeking $3.1 million in ransom. Seeks Support WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rep. Bill Alexander, D-Ark., is urg- ng county chairmen of the Arkansas Democratic party to support a set of proposed designed to counter what he calls a trend toward big city political dominance. The proposals were approved by the recent 1st Congressional District Democratic Caucus and will be submitted to the Democratic State Convention which meets at Hot Springs Friday and Saturday. . Alexander is chairman of the caucus. Can Still Vote CONWAY, Ark. (AP) -Judge Melvin Mayfield of El Dorado has ruled that Sen. Guy H. "Mutt" Jones Sr. of Conway cannot be barred from voting even though convicted on four federal felony income tax charges. Mayfield ruled that Jones is entitled to remain a qualified elector because the senator was convicted of a federal crime that the equivalent state law does not classify as a felony. WllllllllllllllllllllllM^ George Meany, -head of the 13.5-million member AFL-CIO, complimented Ford .for being willing to listen and called for "new thinking, new ideas and new directions." "We've been going downhill for 5'A years under the present economic policies we have right at this minute,'.' : Meany said. : : .. "We believe that budget cuts, ligh interest rates and tight money supply are not going to work In today's inflation." In other economic developments Wednesday: ; --State utility commissioners were urged by federal officials to speed rate increases for elec- trie powfir companies. --The Agriculture Department said August rains have helped the corn crop slightly but officials continued to predict higher food prices this year. , . ; , ; · "'-^A Senate .committee ;recpm-. mended .'that", the . full. '"Senate overturn Ford's three-month delay of a pay hike for 3.5 mil- lio" federal employes. --House Speaker Carl Albert called on Ford to act promptly with executive powers to ease economic problems and not to delay asking Congress for any added authority he needs. Check Wos Fake NEW YORK (AP) -- Remember that $6 million check that 'Ever Knievel was'. 'waving around before his rocket launch into the Snake River Canyon? Well, it was a fake. The promoters only gave Knievel a $250,000 advance. The check was pure rubber -- part of the publicity that both Knievel and the promoters dreamed up. . . . There's another thing that is still floating around in their minds: the actual amount of money the whole extravaganza learned. WASHINGTON (AP)' -- A House subcommittee intends to ,rim the $050,000 request for former President Richard M. Mixon's transition to private ife, the chairman says. "You'can safely say it will be cut considerably," said Chairman Tom Steed, D Okla., of the Eiouse ^executive .offices appro- p'rla'tibns.': .subcommittee, which takes up the matter today. "The paring " k n i f e 'will be working all through this thing," said Steed. He said many congressmen "don't want to approve a nickel" for Nixon because of President Ford's pardon for him. But Steed said Nixon, as well as any other former president; deserves transition ''rn.bn.ey/3nd said he hopes his subcommittee ca'h r c"ut it to'expenses so. well Threatened White Boycott Of Boston Schools Begins BOSTON (AP) -- A threatened white boycott appeared to have taken effect and at least one/'.schppl was the. scene of a white'outburst-today as Boston schools opened for the first time under court-ordered desegregation busing plans. A phalanx of 20 helmeted policemen kept a crowd of: about 200 whiles back from predominantly white South Boston By Military Reformers Ethiopian Emperor Deposed NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -Military reformers pledged to democracy and a new deal for the peasants today deposed Emperor Haile Selassie, · the world's oldest and longest- reigning monarch, and put him military com- under arrest. The 13-man mittee that has been running Ethiopia for several months said it was recalling the emperor's SB-year-old son, Crown Prince Asfa Wossen, from Switzerland and would make him a figurehead king without any authority. However, the prince suffered · stroke nearly two years ago. A friend in Geneva said he is still partially paralyzed and spends much of his time in the lospilal. The prince's son, Zero Yakob, who Selassie designated earlier this year, as his successor as emperor, was believed en route lo Geneva from Oxford University in England to see his ailing father. Residents of Asmara, Ethiopia's second largest city, reported that crowds rejoiced in the streets when news spread that Selassie was overthrown. An eyewitness said Selassie was taken uway in the back seat of a blue sedan. The announcement that Selassie was deposed was made by the 13-man Armed Forces Coordinating Committee. It said closed, the parliament constitution pended, that troops were forming a provisional government and that civilian cabinet ministers were asked to remain in their posts. It said church and state would be separated in a new constitution being readied under military supervision, and that it would provide for a free press and a representative civilian government. ' Unofficial estimates put Selassie's wealth abroad at $10 billion, making him one of the world's richest men as well as ruler of one of the world's poor est countries. But Selassie reportedly con- tended that much of his wealth las been distributed among his children and cannot be recov- ;red. An American eyewitness said detachment of- troops moved Bloodmobile Sets Record Residents of J'ayettevilie and surrounding areas contributed 210 pints of blood at the Tuesday visit of the Red Cross Bloodmobile. "This is a record 'one-day draw' (or Fayetteville," said Miss . Suzanne Lighten.' '. donor recruitment co/chairman. The Bloodmobile will conclude its two-day visit here at 3:30 p.m. today. S e v e r a l donors attained gallon-donor status. James ' R. Harrelson and Richard C. Ourand have reached the five gallon status; Kenneth Lee Cotterman and Joe J. Slaven, the four-gallon status; and Thurl Copeland, three gallon status. Dale B. Karr and Eugene E. McConnell, both of Springdale and Mrs. John L. Imhoff of Fayetteville attained the two gallon status. Attaining one gallon donor status were Randal L. Wright Floyd Rozenkranz, Katherine Stewart, Sylvia Lee Whitehorn Rhonda Keen and Gary L, S h r e v e . . . . . . . . . . . . justified that Congress will approve it. "This is an emotional, thing,' Steed said. "Unless we're'able to bring out a tight, well-documented bill it will he in serious trouble. And from the tone over in the Senate I think it may be in serious trouble there, too." .-·-He;referred.tp the Senate appropriations:"' Tl subcommittee hearing on Wednesday at which Chairman Joseph P. Montoya, D-N.M., .told General Services Administration chief Arthur F. Sampson he was "given a snow job" by former Nixon aides. SHARP QUESTIONS Montoya' made the comment ..'hen Sampson said Nixon aides Ronald' L. Ziegler. and Stephen Bull told him at a San Clemente, Calif., meeting how Nixon needed the $850,000. Montoya and Sen. Mark Hat- lield.'. R-Ore., .sharply ques- iiotied why Nixoir needed more ,hah-'twice the $370,000 transi- carrying the tion money that went to former blacks .arrived. .At one point, President Lyndon B. Johnson, part of the crowd had to be Sampson testified that a spe- ciai $100,000 Watergate tapes vault is required under the agreement for safeguarding the lapes over the next five years. He said it would have a sophis- During Last Days Of His Presidency WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the last days of his presidency. Richard M. Nixon received urgent appeals for pardons from former aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman, The Washington Post reported today. Quoting informed sources, reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward wrote that Nixon rejected both requests and deeply resented the tone and character of the pleas. The story said Nixon was especially upset by Haldeman's request, which was described as · "threatening" and tantamount to blackmail. It said one source said the request implied "he'd send Nixon to jail if he didn't get a pardon." Haldeman's lawyer. John J. Wilson, told the Post that ha was unaware of any pardon request hut did not helieve that Haldeman would use a threatening tone because of his "generous and kindly attitude" toward Nixon. Haldeman's wife said in Cain fornia that her husband could not comment on the story because he is under court order not to discuss Watergale-re'- lated matters. Ehrlichman could not be reached for comment. Haldeman and Ehrlichman go on trial with four other defendants in the Watergate cover-up case Sept. 3(1. Ehrlichman already faces a prison term of 20 months to five years on his conviction in the Ellsberg break-in. STUDY OF PARDONS Meanwhile, the lawyer for High as black pupils were bused to the school under court order. About 60 blacks arrived on buses and a piece of wood was thrown at on'e'of:the : buses:.- ···'' and 'jeered Whites when six booed buses ticated alarm system would be guarded by the 82-year-old emperor from his marble-lined palace in the central Addis Ababa at 10:30 a.m. arid took him to the headquarters of the 4th Army Division, a ramshackle walled enclosure near ,, the railroad tracks. Troops were deployed at key points. The city had been put under a night-time curfew at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Addis Ababa was reported quiet, but Western embassies ^CONTINUED OH P/1QE TWO) Cooler Temperatures By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Widely scattered showers ane cooler temperatures are fore cast for Arkansas through Fri day. The National Weather Servic says a cold front currently stetches southwestward from througl centra the Great Lakes area northern Illinois and Kansas and then through Okla horn a and Texas, be coming- sta tionary over New Mexico. pushed back by police. Otherwise, integration of city schools began peacefully as most white pupils involved in the busing appeared to be hon- oring'th'e boycott. At predominantly black South Boslon-Roxbury High only two white students showed up in a year, buses and only three other white pupils showed up for classes. John Siccpne, a school aide, said 600 white pupils were to have been bused there this norning. CLAM URGED City officials urged calm ity schools opened officially, lough thousands of parents owed to keep their children ome because of court-ordered msing to achieve integration. Police Commissioner Robert . diGrazia escorted black pu- ijls off buses and into South Boston High, where only a few vhite pupils reported. The mayor's office said there had been one arrest. No injuries or property damage wa? eported, although stones were hrown at a bus as it passed a "outh Boston intersection. Eileen Dunner, 16, one of the vhite juniors who arrived at louth Boston-Roxbury, said she came on her own because "I've only got two years left (of school) and I want to finish." School officials said they ex- oected high absenteeism from the protest. Some parents have jromised a two-week boycott to Force dropping of the busing plan. ' · " · · · ' ' Police said they had enough officers to handle any incidents. Deputy Mayor Robert Kilcy warned, "Any person or group who attempts to interfere with the right of a child to go' to school,' particularly with his right to enter school properly, will be dealt With forcefully." A total of 18,200 students at all grades were schedued to be bused in the first forced integration of the nation's oldest public school system, which is and five two convicted Watergate figures says'his clients will take quick advantage of President Ford's newly clarified offer to study pardon requests individ- iiallv. "We do intend to submit an application," Daniel E. Schultz, attorney for Bernard L. Barker and Eugenio R: Martinez, said in a telephone interview on Wednesday. He said the forms would be submitted to the Justice Department .early next week: .· Barker and Martinez, .both members of the anti-Communist: C u b a n community in Miami, pleaded guilty for their roles-in'the original Watergate burglary and were convicted by a jury lin connection with ttia brcak : in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Barker, '57,' is' appealing irt both cases and is Tree on bond. Martinez, 52, is appealing the Ellsberg conviction and has een paroled. Both men served a year in prison for the Watergate burglary. Acting While House Press Secretary John W. Hushen said on Wednesday that Ford would review individual pardon r'e- quests from defendants in Wa- guards hired at a cost of $50,000 Montoya and Hatfield questioned why the tapes and documents could not be stored in some secure federal office building and also why Nixon needs so much money for other chores after the millions of federal, dollars already spent in connection with Nixon's San Clemente and Key Biscayne, Fla., properties. Sampson also testified Ziegler had assured htm, speaking for Nixon, that none of the funds would be used by the former president for any legal defense. :ergate-related cases, but he flatly ruled out any blanket pardons: Hushen's: answers to reporters' questions on Tuesday had jiven rise to an interpretation that a blanket amnesty was being considered for all Water-; gate figures in view of Ford's unconditional pardon last Sunday of former President Richard M. Nixon. THE WHOLE THING Hushen was asked Tuesday, "What is the President's feeling for pardons for any of the other people involved in the whole Watergate thing?" He replied: "I'm authorized (CONTINUED Of PAGE TWO) Wholesale Prices Take Second Biggest Increase In August one-third black white. WASHINGTON (AP) -- ' Wholesale prices leaped 3.9 per cent in August, the second oig- gest monthly increase in 28 years, the government reported .oday. . Exploding prices last month ranged across almost the entire economy. There were substantial increases for everything from farm products to industrial goods. Wholesale prices have risen at an adjusted annual rate of 37.3 per cent over the past three months. The August rise of 3.9 per cent works out lo a staggering annual rate of 46.8 per cent. The August increase in prices -- following a rise of 3.7 per and two-thirds cent in July -- was the second biggest in any month since No ·ember 1946, when prices umped 4.2 per cent. The only rigger increase was last August's jump of 6.2 per cent fol- owing the lifting of the government's freeze on prices. The government's Wholesalt rice Index in August rose to 167.4 -- 17.8 per cent higher than a year ago. Tne index is jased on 1967 figures, meaning that it cost $1G7.40 to buy at wholesale a statistical variety of goods that cost $100 in the 1967-base period. ·All figures are adjusted to account for seasonal differences. Consumers seemingly can expect little relief In the coming months from the worst inflation in years since wholesale prices usually are quickly reflected at the retail level.

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