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INSIDE- Editorial 4 For Women 5 Sports T . I , . . . - . 6-7 Comics 8 Classified .-,.. 0-10 Entertainment ...Â·..-.,-.. 12 115th YEAR--NUMBER 96 Jlortijtoesit The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1974 LOCAL FQRECAST- Parlly cloudy and warm tonight, and Thursday. Low last night 55. Lows tonight in the low 60s with highs Thursday near 80. Sunset today 7;20 Sunrise Thursday 7:02. Weather map on pago 14 PAGES-TEN CENTS Nineteen Items On Agenda City Directors Hold Short Session In one of the shortest sessions on record, the Fayetteville Board ot Directors Tuesday night breezed through 19 items and adjourned at 9:34 p.m. The directors approved two ordinances amending the city code, three rezonings and two large s c a l e developments (LSD) plans, as well as several other items. Two directors, Mrs. T. C, Carlson Jr. and Loris Slanton, were absent, Mrs. Carlson is recovering from surgery and Stanton had a commitment out of town. The board approved an ordin- ance addirfg access problems to the reasons for turning down a large scale development plan (LSD plan). Prior to the actip.n, the hoard and the Planning Commission were required to approve LSD plans if they met all requirements of city ordin- City's Post O///ce Bid Turned Down By Housing Panel F a y e t t e v i l l e Housing Authority this morning turned down a proposal by the City of Fayetteville to purchase the old Post Office building in the center of the Square. Before purchase can be considered, two appraisals must be obtained b a s e d ' o n rehabilitation and usage, according to authority officials. The city offered to purchase the building for $1, after it was learned last week that a decision on its fate rests solely with the Housing Authority. The Board of Directors Tucs- d a y night approved un- a n i m o u s l y a resolution authorizing M a y o r Russell Purdy to present the proposal to the authority. The building was recently placed on the National Register of Historic Places, probably preventing its destruction by the authority and Urban Renewal. The old building was to have been demolished anc a pedestrian mall constructec in its place, but the designation tends to block .the use of any federal money for demolition. AUTHORITY ASSIGNED Late last week the Depart ment of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) dumpec the entire matter into th collective lap of the Housing Authority, making any final de cision on the possible sale ol the building to the city entirelj up to that body. A petition containing mor. than 5,000 signatures .was pre senled to the board in late summer in an effort to sav the building for use as a new city hall-civic center. The peti tion,' coupled with numerou meetings, prompted action ii both Little Rock and Washing Ion, D. C., to get the bujldin, on the National Register. The letter which the boarc authorized Purdy to deliver t the authority said in part, "I is our very strong feeling tha the restoration of this buildin for use as a municipal-civi center is much more in keepin with HUD's intent and purpose than the proposed demolition the structure and conversion the site into a park area." CHANGES POSSIBLE In a letter from HUD t Authority officials, Sterlin Cockrill, the area director fo HUD, pointed out that "it ma be possible with the histori Evaders Free By THE ASSOCIATED PRES President Ford's clemenc program has temporarily fre draft evaders in federal pri ons, but some may be back. T6 some, Ford's offer to t alternative service in lieu jail was no different than wh; they had refused to do befo they were imprisoned. The said they owed the nation r service for refusing to fight what they called an irrimor war. signation that the 'fair arket value' or the 'highest id best use value 1 could be I justed." The original purchase price the structure before the his- ric designation was in the cighborhc-od of $235,000 and ty officials had hoped that e price would be lowered in iht of the designation. The $1' amount was being fered by the city because, the Her said "rough estimates dicate that it will require rom $150,000 to $200,000 to re- ore and remodel the interior : the Old Post Office to make a suitable municipal building. In view of these restoration osts, we do not feel it is eco- omically feasible for the city 3 pay for acquisition of the .ructure." entrance and exits had not been 20-acre tract just north of Villa Mobile Home Park. The Under the new rules, a deve- matter had been tabled Aug. loper must provide sufficient pending approval access ordinance. order for the LSD plan to be The land is to be used for future expansion of the trailer Immediately after approving the access ordinance, the board ances, even though sufficient Driver Injured In Accident New Gravette Hospital Set GRAVETTE, Ark. (AP) 'his Northwest Arkansas com- lunity of slightly more than ],00 persons is scheduled to get $4.5 million, 104-bed medical enter In January. Dr. John R. Rhine, adminis- ralor of the Gravette Medical Center, a private hospital that as 55 beds at its current loca- ion, said Tuesday that, while lie town is small for such a arge new center, the center low serves three counties in hree states. Patients come from Benton in Arkansas, Delware John Milton Carter, EO, of 3001 Wcdington Drive, driving car in foreground, was injured about 5:30 p.m. Monday when he attempted a ii-turn on Hwy. 16 just west ol Hwy. 71 bypass id the path of an on-coming car. Carter, treated and released at Washington Regional Medical Center, was charged by Trooper Charles Miller with failure to yield the right- okayed an ordinance rezoning The zoning on the tract was changed from agricultural (A-l) to medium density residential (R-2). The board also approved two rezonings for two tracts of property at the intersection of Hwy. 62 and One Mile Road. The petitioners had requested that the zonings be chaifged from A-l . to - thoroughfare commercial (C-2). The board also: -- A p p r o v e d a resolution setting Oct. 1 as the date for the public hearing on the closing and vacating of two alleys in the Parksdale Addition. --Tabled the LSD plan for Wal-Mart Properties Inc. for a tract of land at the intersection of Hwy. 62 and Sang Avenue. The plan was tabled because city ordinance required that rights-of-way and easements be granted before the plan can be considered. This has not yet been done. --Approved LSD plans of Lewis Ford Sales Inc. for property at 3373 N. College Ave. and Shakespeare of Arkansas Inc. for property at 2601 S. School Ave. DEED APPROVED -- P a s s e d a resolution authorizing the mayor and city clerk to execute a quitclaim deed for 1.36 acres of land near Johnson Road. The property was once used for a pump station by the city but has been abandoned. According to the terms under which the city obtained the property, it was to revert to the owners or heirs. --Adopted a policy statement egarding the growth and deve- opment of property along Hwy. 265. The statement, which was adopted by resolution, seeks to preserve the natural beauty and character of the. area and guide development to provide the ''most harmonious and efficient Railroad To Nowhere The wavery lines of the Frisco Railroad track vanish in a solid wall of fog this morning as ground fog, ranging from very heavy to light, blanketed Fayctleville and the surround- in area. (TIMESpliolo by Ken Gooii) of-way. Glen Knight, 20, of Fayetteville Route 4, driver of the other car, suffered minor head injuries.. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) bounty County in Oklahoma and On Drug Charges Suspect Convicted Air Cleaners For SWEPCO Plant Said $lt.fi Million Dennis Eugene Cordes, 26, and Robert L. Phillips, 24, boUi of Springdale, were found guilty in Washington Circuit Court Tuesday on a charge of illegal delivery of a controlled substance, C i r c u i t Judge Maupin .IcDonald County in Missouri, and the occupancy rate at the current center was 104 per cent ast year, Rhine said. Construction of the new cen- ,er began in April with funds 'rom a Federal Housing Admin- stration loan. One big reason for building ;he modern four-s-ftry center was "to try to attract young doctors to this area," said Shine. "We haven't had enough doctors for 20 years. 1 ' Cummings, on a jury recommendation, sentenced t h e men to 10 years each in the state prison. The jury heard only one of three charges against the two men in the one-day trial. The janel deliberated only about 15 minutes before reaching a verdict at 3:30 p.m. charges. The two men were June 14 at the i Arkansas Plaza by stale, county and citj forcement officers a: dercover narcotics agents. Lowell Man Hurt SPRINGDALE -- A Lowell man is in serious condition in the intensive care unit at Springdale Memorial Hospital today following a one-car accident at Monitor Road and Pleasure Heights. Carl Fruechting, 34, Route 2, Lowell, was injured early today when the truck he was driving missed a curve at the intersection and overturned. Springdale ambulance attendants had to free Fruechting from the vehicle before transporting him to the hospital. ig a ver- Uips will emaining arrested Northwest federal, law enter they sell 150,- 2ts to un- 2nts. rugs was r agents es of $500 and $5,000 on May 31 and June 1. The pair was charged m Washington Circuit Court June 14 on three separate charges of illegal delivery of a controlled substance. The Tuesday conviction resulted from the May 31 incident in which the pair sold $500 worth of amphetamines to police agents. According to Prosecuting Attorney Mahlon Gibson, the men will face another jury trial Oct. 8 on the dual charges for the June 1 and June 14 incidents. future environment." --Approved an ordinance establishing an assessment district for the improvement of Eva Avenue. Property owners along the street had presentee a petition containing the signatures' of over 50 per cent of the owners of property (in value) on the street. - A p p r o v e d a resolution expressing findings of fact regarding a proposed street improvement district for Molly iVagnon Road. --Approved an ordinance clarifying the procedure for es- ablishing street improvement CONTINUED ON F AGE TWO) LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The, consulting engineers for South-1 western Electric Power Co. have estimated the cost of -ins t a l l i n g s c r u b b e r s o n SWEPCO's proposed coal-fired power plant near Gentry to be $41.G million. The engineers, Sargent and Luncly of Chicago, also have estimated the operating cost of Struck By Car James Monroe Coger, 24, ot 1764 Leverett Ave., was released after treatment at Washington Regional Medical Center Tuesday night after being struck by a car in a yard on West Maple Street. Police said Coger was standing near the walkway at the Delta Gamma house, 1002 W. Maple, when he was stuck by a car driven by Robert David Duckworth, 17, of 320 Arkansas Avenue. Police said Duckworth who had been parked on .the south side of Maple Street facing east, started his car up rapidly, lost control of the vehicle and it went onto the sorority yard and struck Coger. Duckworth who suffered only minor injuries, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. Speaking At United Nations Ford Says Strategy For Food, Energy Needed UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -- President Ford, pledging increased food shipments abroad, told the United Nations General Assembly today that "a global strategy for food and energy is urgently required." In the text for his first appearance before the world organization, Ford said the alternative to cooperation is con- delude our"failure to co- food and in- frontation. "Let us not selves," he said, operate on ^ oil, flation could spell disaster for every nation represented in this .room. The United Nations must not and need not allow this to occur. A global strategy for food and energy is urgently re quired." Discussing what Hie Unitcc States is willing to do to help hungry nations, Ford said fooc aid abroad would be increase! tils year by an unspedfiec amount and the United States s "prepared to join in a worldwide effort to negotiate, establish and maintain an international system of food reserves." The President said the United States would "set forth our comprehensive proposals" to meet present and future world needs at the November World Food Conference in Rome. The President set forth four principles which he said should guide a global approach to food and energy problems: Â·/--First, all nations must substantially increase production. Just to maintain the present standards of living the world must almost double its output of food and energy . . "--Second, all nations musl seek to achieve a level ol prices which not only provides an incentive to producers bul which consumers can afford By confronting consumers vith production restrictions, ar .itidal pricing and the prospcc jf ultimate bankruptcy, produc crs will eventually become t h e victims of their own actions. "--Third, all nations mus avoid the abuse of man's funda mental needs for the sake o narrow national or bloc advan .age, The attempt by any coun try to use one commodity fo political purposes will inevita My tempt other countries to us their commodities for their ow purposes. "--Fourth, the nations of th world must assure that Ih poorest among us are not over whelmed by rising prices of th imports necessary for their sur vival. The traditional aid di nors anil the increasing! wealthy oil producers must joi in this effort." Ford, who was accompanic (CONTINUED OH PAGE TWO) NEWS BRIEFS Tests Limits WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spe- ial Watergate Prosecutor Leon aworski is testing the limits of n agreement for delivery of Vhite House tapes and documents to former President ;ichard M. Nixon by seeking ome of them for Watergate rosecutions. A list ot the requested documents and tapes was to bo de- ivered late Tuesday or early octay to President Ford's coun- el, Philip Buchen, according to oures in the prosecutor's of- Ecevit Resigns A N K A R A , Turkey (AP) -Premier Bulent Ecevit delivered his resignation to Presi- lent Fahri Koruturk today. The resident was expected to ask ,im to form a new government. Ecevit resigned to end the eight-month-old governing cqa- ition made up of his own leftisl Republican People's Party anc the Islamic National Salvation No Subsidy WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pros ident Ford has decided the ad ministration will not support a request from financially trou bled Pan American World Air ways for direct federal sub sidics of $10 million a month, a White House spokesman an nounccd today. Welfare Rules WASHINGTON (AP) . -lightening of welfare rules t require some poor people t seek work in order to qualif for welfare payments has bee proposed by the Ford-adminis tration. Arrested In Ohio Randy Miller, 17, of Ohio, ho has been sought in connec- on with the burglary of Wheelr Motor Company and the theft [ an expensive sports car, was aken into custody in Marion ounty, Ohio Tuesday. City police said Miller was Â·anted in connection with the \ug. 19 theft of a 1974 Porsche, alued at about $12,000 from the motor company. Two other men were arrested y Lonoke police, who recov- red the car a day later. Charles against one of the men were "ropped. Miller escaped from Lonoke police and fled on foot. Gibson said he would seek to extradite Miller should he decline to return to Arkansas. Drive Scheduled The Business Division of the " " a y e t t e v i l l e United Fund Drive will open T h u r s d a y vith an 8 a.m. breakfast at the Holiday Inn, Hayden Mcllroy he division chairman, said to- lay. Volunteers will work throughout the day calling on businesses. It' is hoped, Mcllroy sai.d that the majority of contributions can be collected Thursday. Volunteers will re-visit the following Thursday any businessmen out of town this Thursday. The volunteers arc drawn from businesses and United Fund agencies. Plane Crashes RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- A Brazilian air force plane exploded and crashed near the border with Paraguay today, killing two generals and 20 other officers aboard, the Jornal do Brasil news agency said. Briefing On CIA Planned NEW YORK (AP) -- President Ford and Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger will jrief five congressional leaders :oday on the scope of the-Central Intelligence Agency's covert operations, Kissinger said today. The Whitic House meeting was prompted by the controversy over CIA funding of what has been described as an effort to destabilize the since- overthrown Marxist government of President Salvador Allende in Chile. K i s s i n g e r disclosed t h e planned meeting as he talked with reporters aboard Ford's jetliner en route to New York where Ford addresses the U.N. General Assembly. He said. "We ... will put it Amnesty Plan loophole Seer WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense officials acknowledge that President Ford's conditional amnesty plan leaves a loophole through which returning Vietnam-era deserters could escape alternate public service. They concede it would be possible for such deserters to get off with no greater price than an undesirable discharge. The same-loophole does not exist for draft evaders, who would remain subject to prosecution under federal civilian law if they reneged on pledges to perform alternate service. It is unclear whether Penta gon lawyers were aware of the escape hatch-.for deserters, 01 whether it was overlooked in their haste to meet Ford's requirement for a program de signed to provide an opportun ity for "earned re-entry." The problem arises becaust returning deserters would be beyond . the reac before them in detail and ask Ahem, 'What do you want to do.'" Invited to the meeting were S e n a t e Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield, House Speaker Carl Albert, Senate Republican Leader Hugh Scott, House Democratic Leader Thomas T. O'Neill and House GOP Leader John Rhodes. lie scrubbers to be $9 million nnually. Scrubbers are mechanical de- T ices using a chemical process to clean sulphur dioxide from coal gas emissions. John W. Turk Jr., vice president and superintendent of power for SWEPCO, said Tuesday it would cost SWEPCO half of its annual revenues from Northwest Arkansas to operate and amortize such scrubers. Turk said- SWEPCO's 1973 revenues, from its Fayetteville division were $16,202,052, including $.6 million in sales to municipalities and to Arkansas Electric Cooperatives Corp. Â· The testimony came during [he second day of the state Public Service Commission's learings on whether to allow 3WEPCO and the cooperatives .0 build the proposed 580-megawatt plant on Little Flint Creek in Benton County. NO OBJECTION Turk also testified Tuesday :hat SWEPCO has no objection 10 a wind tunnel test related to its application to construct the proposed plant. The wind tunnel test .would gauge the adequacy of the 241- foot emission stacks proposed for the 530-mcgawatt facility. The state Pollution Control and Ecology Commission has criticized the proposed stack height as being too short to avoid a "downwash" that may when the smokestack plume goes around the building nearest the stack. The effect can cause a heavy concentration of pollutants next to the stack. Turk said his utility does not - l b wum " UL propose to use a system'of re- h of military ducing power load when slate law once discharged. And law-1 air quality standards might be yers say they know of no fedcr-1 violated because he did not al civil law'the"deserters would violate if they'then either failed to report for alternate service or left their assigned jobs before their time was up. Pentagon officials say signed pledges to complete alternate service are not considered binding, legally enforceable contracts. think the pollution control agency looked on the "variation as a way to meet the standard." A reduction system was proposed by Arkansas Power Light Co. as a way to cut pollution levels near APL's proposed White Bluff power plant near Redfield in Jefferson County. Negotiate For Safe Passage Three Japanese Terrorists Land In Damascus DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Three Japanese terrorists who occupied the French Embassy n The Hague for four days anded in Damascus today. A government spokesman said they were considering a Syrian offer to surrender in exchange :or safe conduct to any country of their choice. Official sources first said the three terrorists and a comrade whose freedom from a French jail they had obtained with the emhassy siege gave themselves up moments after the plane landed. But the government spokesman said later the four Japanese Red Army members were still negotialing with the Syrians. The French Boeing 707 je that carried the terrorists from Amsterdam's Schiphot a i r p o r t anded at the heavily guarded Damascus airport at 8 a.m. Dutch Justice Minister Dries van Agt said one of the terror- sU was wounded in a gun Dattlc vjith police Friday, and it was believed he was rapidly getting worse. Van Agt said Aiat was probably why the trio agreed to accept $300.000 instead of the $1 million they demanded. Van Agt also reported that the terrorists made numerous long distance calls from the embassy to contacts in Europe and the Middle East, He said the lines were tapped, the calls were recorded, and the transcripts should provide useful information about the Red Army network. Japanese security men be- ieve the organization consists if no more than 300 fanatical inarchists. But they say it is vorking mostly with revolution- iries in Europe and the Middle last rather than in Japan. Its iggest exploit was the Lod airport massacre in Israel in May 1572 in which 26 people were killed. The three Red Army men who invaded the French embassy in the Dutch capital Friday took Ambassador Jacques Senard, eight other men and two young women employes hostage. They demanded the release of Yutaka Furuya, a Red Army member arrested in France seven weeks before, and a Boeing 707 jet to take the four of them to a destination of their choice.