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iwn*- For Women INSIDE Editorial Amusements Comics llSlh YEAR-- NUMBER 91 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Decrcasing cloudiness with rain ending tonight. Fair and cool Saturday. Low last night 53. Lows tonight near 50 with high Saturday mid to upper 60s. Sunset today 7:27, sunrise Saturday 6:58. Weather map on page I PAGES-TEN CENTS Judge Sirica Decides Coverup Trials To Continue WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica has decided the pardon granted Richard M. Nixon is insufficient reason to throw mil Watergate cover-up charges against the former President's subordinates. Shortly before Sirica declared the cover-up trial would go forward, the White House in- dicated there will be no pardons for Watergate defendants while they still face trial. The Senate also voted 55 to 24 on Thursday urging President Ford not to issue further pardons until all the Watergate trials have been completed. And Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee said they favor having the spe- cial prosecutor disclose the evi-| dence against Nixon. But Chair-' man Peter W. Rodino Jr., D- N.J., said he does not agree with proposals .to indict and try Nixon despite the pardon which precludes' any penalty. Although Sirica rejected requests from three cover-up defendants for dismissal of charges against them, he in- dicated some sympathy with problems of a wave of pretrial publicity. The judge set back the start of the trial by one day to Oct. 1, so a new pool of potential jurors can be selected. Sirica had indirectly alerted a special group of 400 potential jurors that they would be judging the Watergate case. Sirica By Fqyetteville Jaycees City Nominated For Award Fayetteville has been nominated for the 1974-75 Ail-American City Award by the Fayetteville Jaycees according t John P. Marinoni, Jaycee presi dent. The nomination was sent by registered Tuesday to the National Municipal League, sponsors of the program. Ten United States cities received the award each year. Marinoni said that an Al America City is not selected for being the best governed in a particular year, but for citizen action and involvement in jects in the city. The application to the National Municipal League (NML) named two projects which the Panel Urged To Withhold Nixon Funds WASHINGTON (AP) -House subcommittee has been urged to withhold $450,000 of former President Richard M. Nixon's $850,000 transition money until he makes a closure on Watergate. Rep. Michael J. Harrington, D-Mass., appealed to the House executive offices subcommittee for that move after three of its members had objected to part or all of the $450,000 because Nixon controls the tapes and papers.' "Quite frankly. I i lieve that Mr. Nixon should be granted any of this money, at least not until he finally puts an end to the cover-up, releases the Watergate tapes and provides answers to the many still unresolved questions as to presidential misconduct," Harrington testified on Thursday. The $450,000 was requested by President Ford for Nixon's six-month, transition to private life. An additional $400,000 was requested for him after that period under the Former Presidents Act. NO GUARANTEE Rep. Tom Bevill, D-Ala.. a subcommittee member, had said he did not believe the $450,000 was needed because part of it is for securing the tapes and he said there is no guarantee the public will ever have access to them. "The government is not get ting anything. He (Nixon) can sell anything or everything ex cept the tapes, which he can destroy," Bevill said. Crew Escapes KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) The $27 million luxury liner Cu nard Ambassador, a fire ragin in its interior, wallowed aban doned in the Gulf of Mexico to day. Officials feared it.migh capsize before the fire could b put out. The blaze, spreading amid ships forced 53 Ambassado crewman and 40 Coast Guards men who fought the fire t abandon ship late Thursday a it lay dead in the water 3 miles off Key West. There wer no reports of injuries. The Ambassador, portions its gleaming white exterio icorched by intense heat, wa listing from water pumpe aboard as Coast Guard ship stood by through the night. "The risk of capsizing is definite one now and it doesn look good," a Coast Guar spokesman said. The 480-foot liner was carry Ing 309 crewmen but no passe gers when the fire erupte shortly after dawn on Thu.r day. Most of the crew wer transferred to a passing nav tanker within hours. . The Coast Guard spokesma said the blaze started as th liner rounded the tip of Florid en route from Miami to Ne Orleans, where it was to pic op passengers for a cruise Vora Cruz, Mexico. oral- , meri- yette- f to jresi- ( 1 ation mail i anici- i pro- cities ear. All- d for in a tizen pro- ation- NML) t the J 1 f i W -- . A been ]0 of d M 1V1. mon- 1 H i e L U1S- igton, 'louse nittee of its part cause ;rgate ot be- ild be ey, at uls an leases aycees leit were me two greatest accomplishments as ar as citizen participation was .oncerned, he said. The Jaycees ited the Lake Fayetteville °ark project and Youth Bridge nc. as the two projects which equired the most citizen involvement. · "Competition is geared to- A'ard projects in which a lot if citizens got involved," Mari- loni said. "If it is strictly a city project t doesn't cut much ice." The deadline for receipt of he applications is' Monday. ?rom the applications received Dy NML, 22 will be chosen as inalists. Spokesmen from the 22 cities will be invited to the Mi'.irini'ii' ii.ii ii'iii::ini;jH!,ii!ii!iii iii.i!«!in ii'iiii COLD FRONT BRINGS RAIN By The Associated Press A cold front extended across Arkansas today, causing light rain and a few thundershowers. The front extended from a low pressure area in Michigan and ran through the Gull states and into New Mexico. The front was forecast U continue producing rain and cloudy skies for Arkansas through Saturday. Gradua clearing should occur late Saturday. Temperatures behind the front should be, cooler. Highs today were forecas from the upper 60s north to the upper 70s south. Lows tonight should tie mostly in the 50s. """' '" 1!ill " 1! " "" ' " lnlltl111 " 11 " 111 '" 11 National uomerence on uovern- ment to address the 12-member ury, which makes the final decision. The conference and judging will be held Nov. 17-20 in San Jiego, Calif. (Tulsa, Okla. was he recipient of the 1973-74 All- America City award.) In describing the Lake Fayetteville Park project, the ap- pljcation gives a capsule summary of the project events: "In the spring of 1972, over 2,000 citizens petitioned the city not to sell the area to private commercial developers, b u t instead preserve it as a city park. The Board of Directo.rs agreed, committed $70,000 toward park development and at- empted to secure leaeral luntt- ng for the remaining $60,000. "By early 1973 however, it was apparent that no federal money would be available and lopes for the park, were dim. Ihen, Levi Strauss Inc., through its local plant, pledged one-half of the remaining money with the stipulation that a like amount be raised by local contributors within six months. "The ensuing citizen effort to raise the $30,000 began in the summer of 1973 and involved hundreds of Fayetteville citizens. By December, 1973 the necessary funds had been donated--mostly in $1 to $10 amounts -- and development be- (CONTTNirED O!* PAGE TWO) Ethiopian Military Clique Downgrades General's Role . ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- The ruling military committee today downgraded the role of Lt. Gen. Aman An- doiri in Ethiopia's revolution, apparently to prevent him from emerging as a new strong man with the overthrow of Emperor Hailie Selassie. , The 13-man committee issued a "correction" to an announcement that Aman was its chairman. It said he was only the spokesman, implying that, he had no more status than the other 12 members. The 13 have warned the United States that unless it in creases its .supply of arms to counter Soviet shipments of tanks and MIG jets to neighbor ing Somalia, they may look elsewhere. r i t r e a , Ethiopia's north- rnmost province. Lt. Gen. Michael Andom, the imed forces chief of staff who as named temporary head of le government on Thursday, is n Eritrean. He recently toured he province and called for eace and unity, arid many observers there believe the: guerillas might settle for the par- .al autonomy promised by the roposed new constitution. I irovides for locally elected leg slatures in the country's V irovinces and local selection o udges. · The proclamation deposing he emperor and establishing he provisional military govern m e n t promised sweepinj changes to convert Ethiopia rom a feudal society of 26 mil Inn rAprmlo Hnminafo/1 Vi,i 1 flni said because of 'publicity sur rounding the Nixon pardon, the trial jury would come from a completely new group. Attorneys for former White House aide H.R. Haldeman had said the original group of 400 would have prejudged the guilt of the defendants, if only because they would have paid more attention to Watergate developments than other citizens. At the White House, acting Press Secretary John W. Hushen, asked ft any Watergate pardons would be delayed pending completion of court trials, answered, "I believe that is true." One of the dismassal requests to Sirica was from former Ally; Gen. John N. Mitchell, who claimed to have "been sub ected to the same degree and intensity · of publicity that )rompted President Ford's pardoning of Richard Nixon." Attorneys for Mitchell argued unsuccessfully to Sirica that a pardon for Nixon cution for Mitchell Fuel Outlook Said Gloomy WASHINGTO N(AP) -- Gov- rnment and industry experts ay the nation should have nough petroleum fuels this vinter, but the outlook is uncer ain for coal and downright loomy for natural gas. George Hall, fuels manager n the Federal Energy Adminis- ration's petroleum allocation rogram, said, "All things reing equal -- assuming it's a ormal winter and there are no roblems with the Arabs -- the etroleum outlook is good." The FEA reported in late Au- just that stocks of distillate uel oil, which includes home eating oil and diesel fuel, were ome 10.5 per cent higher than year earlier and 12 per cent igher than two years earlier. Stocks of gasoline were more ban 12 per cent above those of 973 and 11.6 per cent higher han in 1972. The weakest category in pet- ·oleum appeared to be residua' uel oil; stocks were about 4.! per cent behind their level o: 972, but were 14 per cent bet ter than a year ago. Tight supplies of residual oi could affect electric utilities prime users of that fuel. The warning was reported by diplomats today. The diplomatic observers be ieve the removal on Thursday of the 82-year-old emperor who once held absolute power ma lerald a major shift in rela- .ions with Washington, Eth opia's chief source of aid. Some diplomats think the lew regime may turn to Trance for military hardware and to China for other help i .he United States does not sup ply what is wanted. The United Slates has givei Ethiopia about $500 million .vorlh of military and economic aid since World War II. That if more than any other African country got. REFORMERS CHARGE But reformers charge tha' Washington, with its aid, was a prop for the emperor's feuda regime. And the military an others are resentful because the U.S. government has re auffed requests for more arm to restore Ethiopian supremacy along the border with Somalia which claims the eastern quar ter of Ethiopian The United States has report edly begun supplying heav tanks to Ethiopia, but the tola military aid is expected to re main at about $10 million year. The military takeover als could expedite a settlemen with the Eritrean Liberati.o Front, which has been fightin a guerrilla war for 10 years i and prose"is particu con- pro arly offensive to the American concept of equal justice." They said the only reason Nixon goes free is his. status as a former president. SIMILAR MOTION A similar motion also went to .he judge from ' former White House aide John D. Ehrlichman. Sen. William Proxmire, D Wis., today proposed a stitutional amendment to hibit a President from granting a pardon unless a person has jeen convicted and sentenced n a court of law. "President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon may meet the etter of the .Constitution but it clearly violates its spirit," Proxmire said in a prepared amendment. "The power of the President to pardon should extend to proven violations of the law, not to every illegal act that an individual man might conceive- ably have committed during his period in public office," he said. Proxmire 'said his proposed amendment would "preserve the essential right of our legal system' to try citizens for their misdeeds, yet it would preserve the. power of the ' President to forgive offenses hi - a spirit ol charity and compassion." Those who are superstitious about Friday the 13th take precautions against accidents and other forms of had luck, by avoiding black cats, keep- Friday The 13th ping umbrellas closed indoors and never lighting three cigarettes ota one match. Alitchell Blacksfon, 13 ,son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Blackston of Sunrise Mountain Road, crosses hi* fingers jusl in case. He Is a student at Ramey Junior High. (TIMESuhoto hy Ken Good) On Friday The 13th ion aristocratic, land-owning" fami- ies to a ociety. modern democratic Death Penalty Suggested ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- Marcus Wayne Chenault, who applauded and blew kisses to the ury which convicted him, faces .he death sentence for the slay- ngs of Mrs. Martin Luther ing Sr. 1 and a church deacon. "My name is Servant Jacob. I was ordered here by my God, my Father and my Master," Chenault told the court after the judge set Nov. 8 for the ex- Thirteen World War I Veterans Tempt Fate ecution. A jury which included four blacks deliberated little more than an hour Thursday before convicting Chenault, who is black, of the shotting deaths of Mrs. King, 70, and deacon Edward Boykin, 69, in historic Ebenezer Baptist Church last June. The jurors deliberated only 40 minutes before returning two death sentences. Chenault was also sentenced to 10 years in prison for the wounding of a woman member of the congregation. Gate Receipts Good At Fair Fairgoers once again braved rainy weather to view the exhibitions and take in the Midway at the Washington County Fair yesterday. Gate receipts totaled $2,160, which compares favorably to previous Thursday night attendances, according to Bill Breazeale, fair board president. "We would have had a much larger attendance if the wea- bher had been favorable," said Breazeale. Favorable weather is not in the prediction for today. The front is however expected to clear out and fair skies return Saturday. The fair will open Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Midway and rides in full operation at that time and continue throughout the eveninig. Fair officials, who serve voluntarily and without compensation are faced with many unpredictable problems during the annual event. * One day this week an exhibitor dashed into the office asking officials what they were going to do about a cow which had jumped on the trunk of his car. "Sounds like she wanted to go home," said Breazeale calm- iy as he left to check out the damage. This was preceded. by a report that a .truck had 'backed into the electric cart, which ing minor damage to the roof. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) NEWARK, Ohio i (AP) · -- I There's a dining room 1 here this' Friday the 13th that's'cluttered with open umbrellas, cardboard skeletons, ladders waiting to be walked under and mirrors begging to be broken. All are the property o f ' t h e Black Kats, 13 World , War I veterans who for 32 years have been using each Fridiay the ,13th as an excuse to throw a party while throwing superstition out 1 the window. The Black -Rats were formed in 1942 by American legionnaires who wanted an excuse to get together to tempt fate and have a good time in the process . · ' ; 'We laugh at superstitution," 'brags- a member. Smokers in the club light three cigarettes on one match, violating a .prime shibboleth of the 1914-1918 trench war - a NEWS BRIEFS Plane Found STI'LWELL, Okla. CAP}" .The wreckage of a light plane reported missing -Thursday night - was found today in a mountainous , area of eastern Oklahoma.' . Highway parfolmen said the body'of an unidentified person was found in the wreckage. -A search was under way for a second person believed.to have been aboard the plane. Exchange Set NICOSIA, Cyprus. (AP) -Sick and wounded prisoners from the Cyprus war will be exchanged starting Monday, 31 days 'since the cease-fire, the rival leaders of the island said today. ' . ' Greek Cypriot leader Glafcos derides, the president of Cyprus, and Turkish Cypriot leader Sauf .Denktash, the vice president, .agreed to start the swap of the sick and wounded, of captives under 18 and over 50 years' of .age," plus students teachers, clergymen and doc tors'held in the island's prison camps: Formal Objection CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -An attorney for former President Richard M.. Nixon has formally objected to a subpoena seeking materials from 'Nixon .n connection with a Billy Gra- ianr Day rally' here nearly three years ago. ' The subpoena seeks documents and tape recordings dealing with security measures .aken during the rally at the Charlotte" Coliseum on Oct. 15, 1971, from which Nixon protesters claim they were wrongfully excluded, men, the U.S. Secret Service, Rejection Urged SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- The State Bar of 'California says it is recommending to the California Supreme Court that it reject former President Richard M. Nixon's resignation as a lawyer. Rejection would leave Nixon open to possible dibarment. Bar president Brent Able said on Thursday the recommendation by the bar's board of governors was made because Nixon had refused to acknowledge that he faced possible di ciplinary action by the bar. May Remain Above 10 Per Cent Little Relief From Soaring Inflation Likely WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two of President Ford's top economic advisers say consumers won't get any significant relief from the nation's soaring inflation rate this year. The gloomy predictions came from departing presidential economic counselor Kenneth Rush and Chairman Alan Greenspan of the Council of Economics Advisers. Despite months of anti-inflation effort, including record high interest rates most of this year, these advisers say the eai" be These views mark a major | retreat from Nixon administration predictions that the' rate of inflation, now about 11 per cent, would decline to 7 per cent by the end of this year. This target was revised upward a month ago to 8 per cent. Rush, who was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as ambassador to France, indicated in an interview that the inflation rate may still be above 10 per cent when 1974 draws to a close. In other economic develop- irliest any real progress canjments on Thursday: s made is next year. ' --Senate Democrats voted to send President Ford several economic policy proposals for consideration at the upcoming economic summit meeting. --Leaders of the nation's housing industry attending an economic mini-summit in Atlanta their flationary tight money policies. --The Federal Power Commission staff recommended a single nationwide price on certain natural gas, a move virtually certain to increase gas prices. --The wholesale price index for August was released show- made a bid to exempt industry from anti-in ing a 3.9 per cent leap, an indication that inflation may be getting worse. -- Ford Motor Co. announced a 7.4 per cent price hike on its 1975 model cars. Greenspan told labor leaders meeting at the White House on Wednesday that "in the Immediate period ahead it does not appear as though the inflation rate is turning down. ..." Greenspan said "we hope" it will decline in-1975. Both Rush and Greenspan cited the prospect of higher food costs, resulting in part from a Midwest drought, as being largely responsible for the worsening inflation outlook. Treasury Secretary William E! Simon was not quite so pessimistic as they were, but he indicated to a newsman that it was unlikely the inflation rale would be below.8.5 per cent this year, and could be higher. The report that wholesale prices increased 3.9 -per cent in August alone was an indication that inflation may be getting worse instead of better. The August increase .was the second highest monthly ' .in crease in 28 years, exccede, only by a 6.2 per cent increase n August of last year afte jrice controls were removed. T h e increases occurrei throughout the economy, agricultural products led Bu Hi way with a " 7.6 per cent in crease, followed by Industrie commodities, which were up 2, per cent. The increase in wholesa' prices for three months endin in August was at an anmia rate of 37.3 per cent. The in crease from a year earlier wa 17.8 per cent. niper could' nail you by the me three lights had been com- eted. The Kals are limited to -- of ourse -- 13 members at one me. They must be World War veterans and members of the \merican Legion. There are ve original members left. The urrenl members range in age rom 78 to 85. There are no officers, no lies, no business to conduct nd no meeting except on Fri- ay the 13th, when attendance mandatory. An unexcused xsence means · automatic loss membership. "It's just a matter of getting igelher and having fun," says ohn W.' Sachs, 82, one of the riginal mem'oers. The evening begins with each an passing under an open tep ladder. Then.it's time to xchange war stories over a 'nner of steak and seafood in dining room at a local bowl- ig alley. As the beer flows and le tales get taller, the atmos- here becomes unfit for all but e true nohbeliever.' When the mood is right, a nirror is wantonly smashed nd each member gets a pietca autograph as a souvenir. The lucky 13 must be doing omething right. Sachs says he as no recollection of any embers suffering any bad ick on the supposedly dan- erous day. Boston Police Escort Buses BOSTON (AP) -- Motorcads dice formed escorts for buses arrying black and white pupils 0 their new schools on the sec- nd day of court-ordered busing Boston, but in some cases ney escorted near empty "nises. Police lined both sides of the us routes for aoout two miles is the buses brought black children through the blue collar rish seclion in South Boston tc 1 white high school there. The iirst 12 buses carried 24 students. Helmeled police standing about five yards apart en. circled South Boston Higl School. A police spokesmai said 300 to 400 officers had beet assigned to the area. No crowds gathered, honoring city ban on assemblies im posed after angry crowds p whites stoned several buses ii he area Thursday, injurini eight black children. But fou persons -- three of them ; mother and her two children - ivere arrested today on dis orderly conduct charges. Fifty black pupils of an ai signed 474 were '"oused to Sout Boston High today, compare with 56 on Thursday, a mayor office spokesman said. Tr school, scene of demonstratioi and some rock throwing ( Thursday, previously had be 99 per cent whitie.

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