Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 21, 1974 · Page 1
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 21, 1974
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Russellville 13 Springdale 14 Benfonville 14 Farmingfon 54 Berryville 27 Prairie Grove 16 Elkins 40 Harrison 42 FayeHeville 6 Rogers 9 Siloam Springs 6 Pea Ridge 0 West Fork 0 Lincoln 6 Greenland 0 Marshall 0 INSIDE- For women 3 .Editorial 4 Church Directory ;. 5 Sports 7.9 Comics 10 Classified ..,, U-13 USth YEAR--NUMBER 99 Jlorthtoegt The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVULE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- Parlly cloudy and mild Sunday with highs near 70 a n d lows in the upper 40s. Low last night 59. Sunset today 7:15: sunrise Sunday 7:04. PAGES-TEN CENTS Nixon Enters Hospital Monday for Treatment Of Swollen Leg STRICKEN BY FIFI (AP Wirephoto) ... Guatemalan tries to salvage his belongings from debris on Puerto Barrios waterfront as Fiji hits coast Thousands Dead In Wake Of Hurricane Fifi TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras: :(AP) -- An estimated 7,000 to. 8,000 Hondurans have died in floods and landslides caused by Hurricane Fifi, the Honduran National Emergency Committee said today. "Rescue brigades and radio hams confirm that in th e town of Choloma alone there are bc- "Iween -3,000 and 4,000 dead," Col. Eduardo Andino, coordina- '.tor of the emergency committee, said in a telephone in. ter view. , "During the first reconnaissance flight we made today in air force planes we saw hundreds of bodies floating on the waters." "In many places where there had been townships there now nothing, only water," Andino said. Andino said tremendous' "destruction In towns and -ports on the Atlantic coast where Hurricane Fifi struck on Thursday with sustained winds 'of 110 miles per hour and gusts to 140 m.p.h. In Puerto Cortes, Tola, La Honduran Air Force Col. Jose Cerra Hernandez, who flew a reconnaissance mission over le area, said, "The destruction of an infinity of houses, of ba- lana plantations, of rice-growing areas and crops of corn and other basic grains that I had the opportunity to see from the air definitely have given a crushing blow to the backbone of the economy of Honduras." In neighboring El Salvador, at least 30 were reported dead and many missing, according to the emergency committee ' and judicial authorities. They d also reported extensive crop r damage. There were no confirmed deaths in Nicaragua, Costa ilica, Guatemala and Belize, r but there were reports of dam- . a'ge to roads, bridges, commu- , nications and electrical services. . ; i lll!!llllllllllllllllll[lll][lllllll!!l|[||||llllj!l!lll![lllllllllll!i!!l]!llllllifl|[||[||[!l[|l!l!in^ NEWS BRIEFS Marijuana Arrest Roy Joseph Shorter, '·· 27, Route 4, was arrested by fayetteville police Friday at 6:30 p.m. on suspicion of delivery of a controlled substance. The arrest took place at a car wash at Lafayette St. and College Ave. after Sgt. Bill Brooks and a witness observed Shorter allegedly selling f i v e sacks of marijuana to two persons working with police. Pilots Strike WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pilots struck Braniff International airlines today after negotiations tor a new contract broke down just before a 1 a.m. EDT strike deadline. A spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) said a National Mediation Board mediator made a last-minute request for an extenlion of the strike deadline but that Braniff officials rejected it. Strict Security I.OURENCO MARQUES. Mozambique CAP) -- Strict security was in force here today as Mozambique began what African guerrilla leader Samora Machel called "a new era ol racial relations." Machel, head of the Mozambique Liberation Front -- Fre- limo -- called for "work anc sacrifice" from everyone in the southeast African country tha Friday was officially grantee ..:. . , -· . . . . . - . _ . Access Curtailed WASHINGTON (AP).-- While House officials have had their access to federal tax returns sharply curtailed by an executive order issued by President Tord . And Ford on Friday also sent a memo to heads of departments and agencies demanding that laws intended to keep the civil service system out of poli- ics be "fully and effectively 'arried out." Hopes For Debate DANVILLE, Ark. (AP) -Ken Coon of Conway, the Republican gubernatorial nomi- ice, said Friday that he hoped to debate David H. Pryor, the Democratic gubernatorial nom- nee, on radio and television before the November general election. On another topic. Coon described President Ford's pardon of former President Richard Nixon anvrl Ford's amnesty program as ' an "albatross" around his neck. Jones Confident SPRINGDALE. Ark. (AP) Republican senatorial candidate John Harris Jones said today if estimates of "anti-Bumpers votes" are correct, he can defeat Gov. Dale Bumpers in the November general election. He said the anti-Bumpers vote would come from those f* · in "i Sirica Waits For Appeal From Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica has decided to wait for a direct appeal from Richard M. Nixon before deciding if the 1 former president is healthy enough to testify at the Watergate cover- up trial. Although Nixon's health was cited in a defendant's request for delay which Sirica turnec down on Friday, the issue is expected to come up again before he trial begins Oct. 1. Within a few hours after Si rica turned down a request for a 60-90 day delay from former White House aide John D. Eh rlichman, it was announced that Nixon would enter the Me morial Hospital Medical Cente at Long Beach, Calif., on Mon day. Special Prosecutor Leon Ja worski suggestion to Siric; was temporarily v o i d e when- the ..judge turned dow Ehrlichman's request for delaj But next week, it is expecte that Miller will make his ow effort to persuade his client should quired to testify, happens, Nixon's Sirica tha not be When tha health wi Ceiba, Trujillo and Castilla only ·structures built on high ground escaped destruction, Andino said. "Everything else is covered by water." RESCUE IMPOSSIBLE He said air rescue missions from Nicaragua and neighboring Guatemala were made impossible by bad weather, and fi missions by land and water * were extremely difficult. ·· He estimated there were 100,000 persons stranded, "some in nearby hills, some on the roofs of their homes, and still others in trees . . . . But there many roofless houses, people have been balancing on the tops of walls for three days ;. .." he said. There were reports from San Pedri de Sula, the second larg est Honduran city, that author ities there had ordered bodies burned to prevent an epidemic. In Omoa, about 38 miles north of Choloma on the coast 100 persons were killed ant "there will probably be more deaths there," Andino said. About 80 miles east of tin San Pedro area, in the port o La Ceiba, Andino confirmee that rescue workers had founi 61 bodies. The city, with a pop the right of internal s'elf-gov illation of 53,000 and in the cen- ernment by Portugal, its colo- beating J. W: Fulbright for the ter of an agricultural and ba- nial master for almost 500 Democratic senatorial nomi- nana-producirrg area, also re-years. nation in May. maincd isolated, Andino said. Radio San Pedro reported thousands homeless and the destruction of crops and villages. again become an issue. PERSONAL HARDSHIP In an unrelated civil case i California, Miller said Nixo would suffer a personal har ship if required to give a swor deposition. Jaworski suggeste as a last resort Friday that similar procedure might be fo lowed in the cover-up trial, a though depositions are rare in criminal case where cross-e: amination before the jury b prosecution and defense la\ yers is the rule. In a related development Fr day, the U.S. Court of appea turned down two other cover-u defendants who had asked fo an indefinite postponement grounds that the pardon gran ed Nixon by President Ford r suited in a climate in which a iriparlial jury cannot be ch sen. In a 5 to 1 decision, the peals court said it is up to £ rica to decide if he can find 1 jurors -- from among a pole tial pool of 1,000 persons -- wl arc not biased against the d fendants. The appeals court also denii a request from defendant Go Rain Should End Tonight By TIIE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain should end in Arkansas tonight with the weather .Becoming partly cloudy and mild on Sunday. The National Weather Service says no rain is expected 'Monday though Wednesday. Temperatures should be cooler thar normal on Monday but shoulc warm to near normal on Wednesday. Cooler air currently is spreading across Arkansas, cool front now extends from New England southwestwarc across west central Tennessee and northern Louisiana into Texas. Overrunning moisture is causing showers' some dis tance behind the front. A high pressure area of coo dry air in the central plain! and Can ad' should continue t bring cool to mild dry weatho to Arkansas during the tits part of next week. Fuel Economy Ratings Issued don Strachan, a former Whi House aide, that charg against him be dismissed, Other defendants in the co er-up trial besides Ehrlichma and Strachan include form White House chief of staff H. Haldeman, former Atty. Ge John N. Mitchell, former'assis ant Atty. Gen. Robert C. Ma dian and former re-electii committee lawyer Kenneth i Parkinson. Tight Market Expected Antifreeze Prices Going Up NEW YORK (AP) -- Three ajor antifreeze producers say ere should be enough of the ·oduct to meet the demand is winter, but they warn the arket will be tight and that ime retailers already arc harging exorbitant prices. "Our view is that the situ,ion is tight and we expect lat there will be a shortage in olated retail markets from me to .time." said' a spokes- an for Union Carbide Corp., le nation's largest antifreeze roducer. The company has increased ic wholesale price of Prestone nlifreeze from $L77 a gallon ast fall to $2.40 to $2.50 a gal- m because of higher produc- on and raw material costs. ut there are reports of indi- idu'al retailers charging from 6 to $12 a gallon. "It's a rip-off of the worst ind," said Robert J. Cassidy, or Union Carbide. "There's no rhyme or reason or some of the prices we're eeing," agreed Frank Chesek marketing director for automo- ive chemicals for Northern 'etrochemical Co., the third- argest antifreeze- manufac- urer. "You find, one retailer selling at : $3.17 a gallon and three blocks . away some one else is selling it for $6," he said. "I hink it's a panic situation and they're taking advantage of it." Chesek said he would classify he antifreeze supply "as a tight market with spot shortages." The company sells its Peak Grand antifreeze and :oolant for $2.28 a gallon plus freight. A spokesman for the Dow Ihemical Co.. which markets t h e second-largest selling brand, Dowgard, said "We estimate there. will be enough for individual car owners. There may not he enough for some industrial users." Dowgard sells for $2.52 a gal Ion in truckload quantities, tlie company said, up from $1.55 a year ago. "We're concerned about pan c buying" as,a result of short- ge rumors, the spokesman aid. "We're making a 'special ffort to make as much auto antifreeze as we can." One reason for possible spol hortages is that the companies lad little inventory with wintei Tearing and are shipping what hey make directly to market. A given area could run out be ween shipments. The main reason for the low nventory is a lack of manujac uring capacity for elhlyene oxide from which ethylene gly col, antifreeze's main ;redient, is produced. An over capacity, in the late 1960s low cred prices and the economic incentive to expand. New plant: announced by Dow and Unioi Carbide will take three years t build. Du Pont, which was a majo supplier of antifreeze, has dc cided to use all its ethlyene gb col for production of polyeste fiber and will phase out of th market entirely after this yea: Cable Caper Ends John Rowan, 27, is restrained by New Y o r k policemen after he disrupted traffic crossing the Brooklyn Bridge when he climbed cables on tlie Brooklyn side anil crossed cables In the Manhattan side and ascended to the tower, about 180 feet ahove the East River. Traffic was tied up more than an hour as onlookers watched Rowan. He w a s charged with reckless endan- germcnl and disorderly conduct. (AP Wirephoto) Foreign Cars Get Top Mileage In Test WASHINGTON (AP) -- While car-hunters scanned government fuel economy ratings of the 1975 models today, the four major U.S. auto makers made the ''ocst of it, scoring points off each other and ignoring the foreign cars that beat them all. In tlie official test results issued on Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency, small cars by Datsun, Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz held the top dozen places, unmatched by any U.S. model in either city or highway driving. Best in both categories was the Datsun B-210, delivering 27 miles per gallon in the EPA lal: test simulating city driving anc 3D miles per gallon in simulated highway driving. Close behind were two VVV entries, the Rabbit and the Sci rocco, both with 24 in the city and 38 on the road, and the Mercedes 240-D and 300-D, both at 24 and 31. The first U.S. manufacturer to show up on the list was General Motors, grabbing off the 13th through 17th positions with he Chevrolet Vega at 22 and 29 miles per gallon; Pontiac Astro, 22 and 29; Chevrolet Vega Kammback, 21 and 29; Pontiac Astro Wagon, 21 and 29; and Chevrolet'Monza, 21 and 29. In Detroit, GM vice president Howard H. Kehrl expressed pleasure that the government tests confirmed fuel economy improvements and an efficient anti^pollution system resulting from "an intensive development program at GM." GM's closest U.S. rival in the gas-guzzlers' denoy was Ameri can Motors' Gremlin, placins 23rd on the list at 21 and 30 miles per gallon. performances, GM ran neck-and-ncck; In their worst fuel economy and both AMC GM's Suick Elcetra and AMC's Matador Wagon delivered 11 miles per gallon in EPA's city est and 15 on the imaginary lighway. Still, in both their best and heir worst, they outdid Chrysler and Ford. An AMC spokesman proudly claimed the EPA tests "clearly point to the superior fuel economy oE American Motors cars, and the fact that the Gremlin was rated best among U.S.- built cars for highway driving." Chrysler's best performance was by its Plymouth Valiant and Duster, delivering 18 miles per gallon in simulated city driving, the same as Ford's best entry, the Pinto. But the Pinto got 26 miles per gallon in simulated highway driving, while the Valiant and )uster got only 23. Still, Chrysler found a silver ining in EPA's comparison of general companywide fuel economy, taking into account he expected sales of all makes and models. Chrysler's sales-weighted average, estimated at 13.6 miles jer gallon, edged out General Victors' 13.5 and beat Ford's 11.5, allowing a Chrysler spokesman to claim that his company's cars "provide better average fuel economy than those of our two largest competitors." The Big Three were all surpassed, however, by their smallest U.S. competitor, American Motors, whose sales-weightec average'was 16.9 miles per gal Ion. The sales-weighted average means little to a customer shopping for only one car tha gets good mileage. But a low sales-weighted av erage may mean the compan expects to sell a lot of big, fue gulping cars along with if economy models. Thus, Ford's low averag was matched by a large num jer of Ford models at the ver end of EPA's list. AMC's lowest fuel econbm was a Matador Wagon gettin 11 and 15 miles per gallon GM's lowest was a Buick Ele tra, also H and 15; and Chry ler Wagon signed off at 10 an 15 miles per gallon. Ford finished off the EPA H with eight models showing and 15 miles per gallon, six 10 and 14, and two -- the Fo wagon and the Lincoln Mercu wagon -- bringing up the re at nine ·miles per gallon in t city and 14 on the highway, Nessen Takes Over Press Secretary Job WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres mt Ford's new press secre- y Ron Nessen, a veteran evision correspondent, has ken over tiie job with promis- to get as much news as pos- ble from the White House to e American people. He has promised owingly mislead or lie to the hite House press corps and ys he sees no reason why a ess secretary and the press ould be antagonists. The 40-year-old Nessen, who s been with the National oadcasting Co. since 1962 and as covered presidential cam- aigns for 15 years, stepped to the $42,501) a year job left cant by the resignation 12 ays a'go of veteran Detroit ;wspaperman Jerald F. ter- orst. TcrHorst said he quit as a atter of conscience because e did not agree with the par- of former President Richrd M. Nixon and because he It he had not been fully in- irmed of actions Ford was fanning to take. FULL SUPPORT Personally introducing Ncs HI to the press in the White ouse briefing room on Friday, ord promised him "my full ackirfg and support." Nessen said he has been romised that he will be kept nformed of what is going on in he White House. He said he will not be a salesman for the President. "I am not going to try to sell his pro- irams to you. Will Remain At Least Three Days LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- ormer President Richard M. lixon, who reportedly said last veeU he didn't expect to come ut alive if he were hospi- alized, will enter a hospital tiere- Monday for treatment of he phlebitis that has painfully ;wollen his left leg. Officials at Memorial Hospi- al Medical Center said Nixon vould remain hospitalized for at least three days. Doctors say phlebitis has created two blood clots in Nix- or.'s leg, either of which could fatal if it broke free and lodged in his heart or lungs. As Nixon's staff announced on Friday that Nixon would be hospitalized, Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski suggested that U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica conduct his own inquiry on whether Nixon is well enough to testify ai the Watergate cover-up trial of six former Nixon adminis- tiation and campaign aides. Both Jaworski and defendant John D. Ehrlichman have sub- E qenaed Nixon to appear at the rial, currently scheduled to begin Oct. 1. MEDICAL TEAM Jaworski said on Friday that if Nixon is too ill to appear at the-trial, "the court could con : sider taking the customary step of appointing a team of medical experts to examine Mr. Nixon and report their findings to the court." He also suggested the court might take a deposition outside the court room. Sirica had no imrnediata comment. Earlier this week, Nixon's attorney moved to quash a subpoena that ordered Nixon to make a deposition next Tues- .day in Santa Ana, Calif., near, not to San Clemente, in a Charlotte, \.C., civil case. The attorneys contended Nixon was too ill to .estify. A hearing on the motion is scheduled Monday. On Friday, the plaintiffs' at- orncy, George Daly, agreed to iqstpone the deposition due to Nixon's health. U.S. District 'ourt Judge William Gray, who lad been scheduled to hear arguments Monday on the motion o quash, said he will resehed- ile the arguments sometime jefore Oct. 23, indicating that as the new date for taking Nixon's deposition. Nixon, who has remained secluded most of the time since .caving the presidency, could "ly by helicopter from his San Clemente estate to the roof of the Long Beach hospital and go down a stairway to a room reserved for him on the sixth Noor of the seven-floor building. Air Force Maj. Gen William Tkach, Nixon's doctor at tha White House now stationed in Washington, is expected to see Nixon in the hospital. Dr. John C; Lungren, Nixon's long-time physician, will issue daily medical reports on t h e resigned president. TO DISSOLVE CLOTS The doctors say they want to use anti-coagulant drugs to dissolve Nixon's two clots. Medi(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) OAS Meeting Set To Decide On Ending Embargo On Cuba WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Organization of American ~lates foreign ministers' meet- ng has been called for Nov. 8 n Quito, Equador, to determine vhether the Cuba embargo should be ended. The OAS permanent council voted 21 to 0 on Friday night to convene the meeting. In supporting the resolution offered by Colombia, Costa Rica and Venezuela, American ambassador William Mailliard said United States willingness to "re-examine the matter does not imply a judgment on t h e substance of the issue." A two-thirds majority of the 21 nations will be required to overturn the .ten-year-old OA: ban on diplomatic and trada ra ations with Cuba. The embargo was imposed fter the OAS found Cuba gully of intervention in Venezuela, 'he delegations of Chile, Uruguay and Paraguay said Cuba 'ias not abandoned its inter- 'entionist policies and pledged o provide documentary evi- lence to back up their charge. Bolivian delegate Jose Juan Oria said any evidence of continuing intervention would he sufficient cause for his government to vote to prolong the embargo. But diplomats said there are now about 14 or 15 countries in the anti-embargo bloc, enough to bring about a new era in Cuba's relations with its hemispheric neighbors.

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