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INSIDE- Edllortal 4 For women 6 Sports Jl-13 Amusements 15 Comics ;...-.. ,y 16 Classified 17-13 1151h YEAR--NUMBER 97 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LIE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Mostly cloudy ,and a litllo cooler Friday with a chance of showers nnd thundershowers. Low last night 58. Lows tonighl in the low 6(H w}lh highs In the low 80s. Sunset today 7:18; sunrisa Friday 7103. Weather map on page 20, PAGES-TEN CENTS Housing Authority Accepts $/ Bid On Old Post Office : T h e TIMES erroneously reported in its Wednesday edition that the Fayelteville 1 Housing Authority had turned down a bid by the city to purchase the Old Post Office Building on the Square for a token $1. The housing authority at its Wednesday meeting considered a request made formally by Mayor Russell Purely for the purchase of the building for use in the future as a municipal center. RcilxM't Dugan, executive director of the authority, sait' today that the authorily votec to accept the proposal "pending verifiation of Ihe legality of such a transfer." Dugan said the agreemenl vould have to be approved' by .he Little Rock office of lousing and Urban Development, the parent agency of the lousing authorily. "What we have at this point is a minor technicality involving the appraisal of the auilding and the adjustment of its 'fair market value. 1 The authority is all in favor of selling the property lo the city for the ?1 price, but to make perfectly sure it is legal, we must verify that lliis figure ithin the possible limits of adjustment," Dugan said. He added that he had sent a letter Wednesday to the HUD office, including a copy ol Purdy's proposal and the fact that the Fayetteville Housing Authority had voted to accept ,he proposal. "It's simply a matter of jetting t h e records straighl, everything on paper and done properly," Dugan said. "I am sure that it will go through withoul any problem." Dave McWethy, administrative aide to the city manager, said the housing authority also r e q u e s t e d at the Tuesday m e e t i n g a list ol details of what Ihe city plans to do with the property and estimated costs. "In something like this, the agencies involved in a contracl need to get on paper some kind of specific commitment. These things are for .record-keeping purposes more than anything else," McWethy said. Efforts Underway To Expand Access To Tapes, Documents World Food Problems President's Talk Stirs Timid, Guarded Hope A News Analysis By WILLIAM L. RYAN UNITED NATIONS. N. Y. (AP) President Ford's address to the 29th General Assembly stirred only timid and guarded hope among proponents of international action to deal with staggering world food problems. The President promised Uie assembly on Wednesday that the United Slates would spend more on fond shipments to needy countries and increase technical aid lo Iheir food pro duction programs. He also said the U.S.'government is ready to negotiate a world food reserve plan. But he pointed out that the problems of food shortages, oil prices and runaway inflation are all related. He warned the 137 other members of the United Nations: "B'ailure to cooperate on oil, food and inflalion 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 arid energy is urgently required." Even the guardedly hopeful suggest that proress Ihus far has been minimal toward this goal of concerted international efforts to avert future calamity in much of the world. EARLY BICKERING Attempls to produce^ concrete results growth At Ihc same time, the President implicitly challenged t h e oil producing countries lo lake a hand in producing a manageable world economy and the Communist nations to assume :heir share of the burdens of economic cooperation. The President seemed to want to warn that the United Stales alone couldn't indefinitely carry the burden of being chief food supplier lo Ihe world, that others had grave responsibilities toward a stable world, that particularly the oil nations should be alert to the possible consequences of soaring energy costs and raging inflation. toward curbing the of populations got nowhere at the recent Bucharest conference, where bickering about ideology and national interests eclipsed the business at Power Plant Emissions May Be High LITTLE ROOK (AP) -- The Sargent and Lundy engineering firm ol Chicago has found some calculations that show downwind sulphur dioxide concentrations from a proposed coal-fired lower plant near Gentry could ic three limes higher than Arkansas' slandard. The disclosure was made by witnesses from the firm during the third day ol the state Public Service Commission's hearings on Ihe proposed 530-megawatt plant Wednesday. Seeking to build the proposed plant are Southwestern Electric Power Co. and Arkansas Elec- ,ric Cooperatives Corp. Alroy F. Aschoff, a Sargent hand. Nations being nations, other conferences have run afoul of sucli things as jealousy over sovereignties, over ideology and over questions of who gives what and who gels what and how much. That's happening again in the case of food problems. U.N. Secretary-General Kurt willing" to "give up some their selfish interests and HAS HIS OWN FIRE TRUCK B U F F A L O , N.Y. A P -Alexander Leslie went to a recent police garage auction to buy a motorcycle. He drove away in. a 1941 fire truck. "I paid $357 for it, which was $50 more than anybody else bid," -said Leslie, a 20- year-old college student. "I figured it would be a s o u n d investment and, besides, I just liked the The International Harvester fire engine is complete with two rolls of black hose, a functioning shiny chrome siren and emergency lights. The truck had been used by the Buffalo Fire Department up until two years ago for battling grass fires. Syrians, PLO Said Avoiding Red Army Ties DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -Both Ihe Palestinian leadership and the Syrian government sought today to disassociate the guerrilla movement from Ihe Japanese Red Army terrorists who held H persons hostage in the French Ernbassy in t h e Netherlands. The Paris office of the Palestine Liberation Organization said the PLO "never asked the Syrian authorities to hand over Ihe Ihree men and had nqlhing lo do wilh The Hague affair." The Syrian government earlier backed off from an announcement that the terrorists were in PLO custody for the time being. Observers felt the Syrian and PLO moves were aimed at keeping the Palestinian cause from being hurt at a time when the Palestinians are campaigning for U.N. recognition as a liberation movement. CREWMEN RETURNED The French Boeing 707 air- iner which carried Ihe terror- sts to Damascus arrived safely 3ack at Amsterdam airport and the three crew members were to be received by Queen Juliana in recognition of their service. ' The plane carried the three terrorists and a fourth they got freed from a French jail to Damascus on Wednesday. The Syrian government at first said the four would remain in PLC custody until they decided where they wanted to go next. But late Wednesday a government statement said the terrorists "were delivered with their weapons and other belongings to the competent Syrian secur- Interstate Wreck Kills One A 54-year-oli! man was killed Wednesday afternoon in rush hour traffic on Interstate 55 at Memphis when a dump truck involved in a chain re- action collision rolled over the roof of a car driven by Olis 0. Dickson of Memphis. Five vehicles were involved in the pileup which began when a tractor trailer rig hit the rear of the dump truck. (AP Wire- pin) lo) Nixon Testimony Sought Waldheim said this week thai governments should display more give and take, be more of be ready lo cooperate on an inlcr- national basis." He said failure to do so was the main reason there had been no breakthrough, for example, at the recent Law of the Sea Conference in Caracas, Venezuela. Now President Ford has thrown the weight of American authority behind a global effort, though he noted that 'each nation should be in charge of its own reserves, thus bowing to the question of sovereignty. and "Lundy associate, was pressed for an explanation about why the calculations had not been entered into the hearing record. SUBMITS ESTIMATES Aschoff said Ihe information belonged lo his firm's client, SWEPCO. He also said the state Pollution Control and Ecology Department had submitted estimated sulphur dioxide projections. Richard L. Arnold of Texarkana, attorney for SWEPCO, released Aschoff from any confidentiality. The witness said the calculations indicated that sulphur dioxide emissions could be well within the state's tough 30-mm- ute standard in slightly stable atmospheric conditions when good mixing of the air could be expected. But, the emissions could crime close to the maximum a l l o w e d under moderately stable conditions and could exceed it under very stable condi- Campaign Bill Veto Likely WASHINGTON (AP) --President Ford opposes some key provisions of Ihe campaign reform bill now in a Hirtise-Scnate conference and may veto the measure, a White House source ity authorities." There was no word on where Delay In Watergate Cover-Up Trial Asked says The source said Ford regards parts of the measure as provid- unwarranted use of tax ing lions tion. The File For Board ' Three more persons have filed for .position*; on the Fayetteville Board of Directors. A complete slate of seven directors is to be elected in the November general election. Filing for Position 2 was Mrs. Chrisline Bailey; for position 7, an at-Iarge post, Philip Taylor and for position 4, Jack Moncrief. Twelve persons have filed for the various positions. Five -of those filing have no opposition thus far. The deadline for filing is Sept. associated with fumiga- word "could" rather than "would" must be used because all parties agreed that all computer models used to make projections underestimate and overestimate emissions. 26. Theft Reported Toni Moorehead of 825 N. Willow Ave. told Fayetteville police today that a stereo amplifier and turntable were stolen from her apartment late Wednesday night. The equipment .is .valued at $400. Police said entry to the apartment was gained by culling a screen on the west side of the building. funds lo finance political campaigns and as favoring incumbents and Democrats. While Ford might not veto a bill with one or two provisions to which he objected, the source said, the cumulative af- Ted of all of them would make the legislation unacceptable. The conferees, meanwhile continued to work on a compromise over enforcement ma chinery. Sen. Howard W. Cannon, I Nev., chairman of the Senate conferees, expressed doubt that agreement could be reached at today's negotiating session. H not, further efforts may be delayed until after hearings by the Senate Rules Committee on Nelson A. Rockefeller's nomination to be vice president. Those hearings are to start Monday. Cannon is chairman of the rules committee and three of its other members are also Ihey were being held or what country might accept them; Observers believed the government might be trying to keep the leaders of the Palestinian guerrilla movement from incurring the anger of the French, Dutch and Japanese governments at a time when the Palestinians are campaigning for the United Nations General Assembly to recognize them as a liberation movement instead of a group of refugee organizations. The Japanese arrived in Damascus Wednesday after an 18-hour Ilight from The Hague to Aden to the Syrian capital. They surrendered to Syrian authorities after being promised safe conduct to a country of their choice. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former President Richard M. Nixon's health has been injected into the upcoming Watergate cover-up trial for the firsl time. Attorneys for John D. Ehrlichman asked on Wednesday for a 60-to-90-day delay in the trial, set to begin Oct. 1. They said it will take at least that long for Nixon to recover sufficiently from mental depression and phlebitis in his left leg to appear as a defense witness. Meanwhile, Ehrlichman's shortly lawyers before filed HANDED OVER Before leaving the French Boeing 707 jet that flew them from the Netherlands to Syria, the Japanese handed $300,000 in ransom money and their pislols to the volunteer crew, Dulchmen and a Briton. "It is all over," French em- hassy Secretary Maurice Courage told newsmen. "They have surrendered themselves to the their motion with U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica, a new snag developed which could force Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski to issue his own subpoena for Nixon's lestimony. Ehrlichman's subpoena for Nixon's testimony was delivered to Nixon's San Clemente, Calif., estate by a U.S. marshal a few weeks after Nixon resigned as President but before there were widespread reports about Nixon's failing health. The trial of Ehrlichman and five co-defendants is expected to last about three months, but there has been no indication two when Nixon might be called to testify. In their motion, Ehrlichman's lawyers said Nixon's "personal say how he felt but "his voice was f i r m and seemed completely normal lo me." Meanwhile, all defense and proseculion lawyers in the case met Wednesday. Sources said a snag developed which could further complicate the trial and which conceivably could prevent 33 White House tapes from being used as evidence in Ihe trial. Many of the recordings are of with and they are considered crucial to the prosecutor's case. There is a legal precedent conversations Nixon had defendants in the case, appearance dispensable at to trial is in- Mr. Ehrlich- serving as conferees on the campaign measure. Ford was described as opposed to any public financing of campaigns unless it can be paid for out of funds derived from the voluntary income tax check-off syslem established in 1971. BULLETIN Two workmen were injured late this morning when a beam fell with them at an Urban Renewel Demolilion site on Center Street. Both men were taken by ambulance to Washington Regional Medical Center wilh unde- t e r m i n e d injuries. Other workmen said the victims were standing atop a wooden beam when it fell one story, landing on the sidewalk. man's defense." HEALTH CITED The former President's attorney, Herbert J. Miller, has al ready cited Nixon's health in an unrelated civil suit as a rea son not to require Nixon to give sworn deposition in Santa Ana, Calif., on Sept. 24. Miller said that Nixon has in recen weeks "shown serious signs o strain and physical fatigue" ir addition to his phlebitis. In London, Walter H. Annen berg, U.S. ambassador to Grea Britain and a friend of Nixon's said in an AP interview o Wednesday that the forme President had called him o Tuesday to say he expected t enter a hospital soon. Annenberg said Nixon did nol hat tape recordings used in a criminal trial musl be aulhenti- cated by .their owner or origina- "'. Defense attorneys refused on Wednesday to agree to a prosecution request that it would be unnecessary for Nixon, as original owner of the tapes, to testify to their authenticity in court. If no other means can be found to authenticate the While House tapes conceivable may be forced to issue their own subpoena for the former President, sources said. Includes All Information On Watergate WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate committee is ready to loin the special Watergate pros- eculor and a House subcommittee in efforts to expand access to former President Richard M. Nixon's tapes and documents. The Senate Government Operations Committee was scheduled to vote today on a resolution calling on President Ford to make public all parts of the, tapes dealing with Watergate. And the committee is also considering action on a bill ponsored by Sen. Jaccb K. Ja- its, R-N.Y., which would make all the papers of future presi- lents the property of the government. In the House, Rep. Tom Steed, D-Okla., said on Tuesday lis House appropriations subcommittee will urge that none of the tapes and papers be moved from Washington "until an arrangement is worked out to assure they will be mada available to the public." LIST SENT Jawoski, meanwhile, sent the White House a list of tapes and documents he wants for v a r i o u s Watergate prosecutions. And a White Ifouse source said that at the same time Jaworski aides are trying to reach a compromise on access to the materials with Nixon's lawyer, Herbert J. Miller. Jaworski had rot been consulted on the agreement, announced Sept. 8, for safekeep- as evidence, it is the prosecutors M WS BRIEFS Ask About Clemency WASHINGTON (AP) -- So ar 364 military deserters have nquired about the conditional lemency program, the Penta- on announced today. One wrote for information, he others telephoned, Ihe Pen- agon said. The report said that 178 men nquired in the 24 hours up to 8 a.m. EOT. The Pentagon psti- malcs there are about 12.55C ugitive deserters and between 0 and 20 per cent would face criminal charges other than desertion if they turned themselves in under the program. Final Crossing PARIS (AP) -- More t h a n 6, 000 persons booked for Ihe fina Allantic crossings of Ihe luxury liner France won't make tin last nostalgic voyages after all The French Line on Wednes day canceled the ship's four re maining trips and sent it inl retirement because Ihe cre\ had refused since last Thursda lo let the liner move. Canning Lids Short .WASHINGTON (AP) -- Con- umers hoping to beat the higl: ost of food by canning home rown produce are being frus rated by a shortage of canning ds. says Rep. Marvin L. Esch ^-Mich. The shortage is so acute thai consumers are being forced to vait in long lines and pay more ban double last year's price o ifl cents a dozen. Esch com ilained Wednesday in a lelte: o Federal Trade Commission Chairman Lewis Engman. In W-ashingron LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Gov 3ale Bumpers, a senatoria candidate, was in Washingto today apparently on an infor mational visit to help dete mine what's in store should h capture the Nov. 5 general elec tion. Aides indicated Bumper may be house hunting and vi: iling wilh Arkansas congre: sional leaders in Ihe event h should move to Ihe nation Capitol early next year. Bumpers is the Democrat nominee for the U.S. Senat ing of Nixon's tapes and papers. The agreemenl was worked oul by Bent on L. Becker, a Washington lawyer representing Ford, and Miller. Under that agreement the materials would be safeguarded vault near Nixon's San Cle- cnte home which could ba pened only by use of Iwo keys, ixon would have one key, and rlhur Sampson, head of tha eneral Services- Adminis- ation, would have tiie other. The agreement calls on Nixon i make materials available i£ ubpoenacd, but he could chal- enge any subpoena in court. The materials have not left 10 White House yet, but Ford as stopped short of saying icy will remain there until Ja- 'orski's staff obtains every- ling it needs. The Senate resolution, which ould not have the force. of aw, was suggested by Demo- :ralic Leader Mike Mansfield f Montana. It states that, be- ause it is now uncertain vhelher the public will bs illowed access lo the tapes, ford should make them available. TO ASSURE PEOPLE 'It calls upon President Ford o assure the American people hat in the national interest hey will he provided all lha acts of Watergate ...," Mans- ield said. The House subcommittee has deleted f u n d s for Nixon's Iran- silion which had been inlended or construction of Ihe vault for he papers and tapes. Under Ihe agreement signed by Nixon, he donates the tapes to Ihe United Slates effective Sept. 1, 1978 with the provision thai he can order destruction of any he feels would injure, embarrass or harass anyone. The tapes are to be destroyed five years later or on Nixon's death, whichever is first. He agrees to hold his papers jointly with the government for three years, after which he is free to do with them as B9 wishes. As Much As 13 Cents A Gallon Independent Gasoline Dealers In Some Areas Cut Prices NEW YORK (AP) -- Independent gasoline stations are dropping pump prices as much as 13 cents a gallon, cutting into sales of many higher- priced, major brand dealers, an 'Associated Press survey shows. "There's definitely some easing of price all around, especially in the wholesale price available to independents, says Dan Lundberg of the Lun- dberg Survey of national retail gasoline prices. "Two months ago, the market for independent gasoline had almost dried up, but now it's open again," says a spokesman for the St. Louis-based Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers. "Independent refiners who sell to the independent retailers are getting more imported crude and more of the cheaper domeslic crude which the majors have to sell off out of their invcnlories through the (federal) allocation system." "As a result, the independents' price has dropped 4 lo 5 cents a gallon generally, and they're passing it along to Ihe cuslomer. Some independents are going one step further and cutting their profit margins down lo build up the sales volume they lost to the majors during the gasoline shortage." 'Industry gasoline supply f i g - ures indicate that there is more of the fuel in stock this year than the same time last year, but demand is holding about even with last year's level. This means that the majors are having trouble selling all their gasoline through their own outlets. Many dealers say the increased supply of gasoline has come from conservation by mo torisls. But some dealers say the major oil companies are purposely holding prices at high levels to boost their profits. This has acted as a deterrent to retail sales, which helps supplies but hurts business, they say. "I guess they're more concerned wilh their stockholders than they are about their dealers and their customers," says a Phillips Petroleum dealer in Topeka, Kan. In Louisiana, where inde- pendents have cut prices about live cents a gallon this summer, Exxon dealer Munroe Reed of New Orleans says, "Their lower prices are hurting me and brand dealers like me." Reed says he and other Exxon dealers have complained for a monlhMo Exxon to lower prices in their area bill have seen no results. Gasoline in Soulh Carolina down 13 cents a gallon from its peak and is selling at 45.7 cents i gallon at independent sta- .ions. Major brands are still selling at 58.7 cents a gallon. Exxon dealer James Robinson of Charlotte complains that his sales are down 25 per cent as customers desert him for lower priced gas. He says Exxon has suggested he stay open longer to try to sell more gas, but the company won't cut prices. Ohio dealers report price skirmishes between offbrand dealers in Detroit and Cincinnati, but major brands aren t lowering their prices. In New Hampshire, station owners in Manchester say competition has reduced prices to 50.9 cents a gallon from 56 cents. And in Chicago, \yhere prices vary as much as eight cents a gallon, some stations are advertising car wash deals or soap or candy with gas,

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