INSIDE- Editorial ...-.-.; 4 Amusements :,..... 6 For women ,-,- 7 Sports .-...,;. 9-10 Comics .....,,-.-.;.-...Â·/ 11 Classified ..,-.-....,- t 14-lli 115th YEAR--NUMBER 101 Jlortfjtoest the Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LIE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy to occasionally cloudy tonight and Tuesday with a chance of showers. Warmer tonight and Tuesday. L o w last night 43. Lows tonight In the low 50s with highs Tuesday in the low 70s. Sunset today 7:13; sunrise Tuesday 7:06. Weather map on page 3i PAGES--TEN CENTS President Warns Arabs Not To Artificially Inflate Oil Prices Rescue Workers Burn Bodies Hurricane Cleanup Begins RESCUING THE CHILDREN ".. . . .. .young, homeless survivors o/ Hurricane Fiji are helped pom a crude boat in northern Honduras : . . . . Jordan Urged Not To Boycott Peace Talks By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Israeli Foreign Minister Y.ig-1 al Allon today urged Jordan not to carry out its .threat to boycott the Arab-Israeli peace talks in Geneva because of an agreement by Egypt and Syria to work for an independent Palestinian state on former Jordanian territory. Allon, who is also deputy premier, said the neighboring Arab state is "an important partner in solving the Middle East problem." Before leaving for New York to head Israel's delegation to the United Nations General Assembly, Allon criticized the Arab p r o p o s a l as being "against the constructive interest of the Palestinians." If it is adopted, he said, Jordan would cease to have an interest in the Palestinian question and the Palestine Liberation Organization would have to negotiate by themselves. PALESTINIAN GOAL Jordan's decision was nounced on Sunday, the day after Egypt, Syria and the Pal estine Liberation Organization announced they agreed that an "independent national author Ity" would be established on Palestinian lands freed from Is raeli occupation. Their goal is the West Bank of the Jordan River and Eas Jerusalem, both held by Jordan from the 1948 Palestine War un til the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and the Gaza Strip, which wa Administered by Egypt until thi 1967 war. Jordan insisted it must firs retrieve its former territory and then would allow the Pale stinian population to determim its future in a plebscitc. Man West Bank Palestinans ar known to support Jordan's Km; Hussein and might vole for ar autonomous slate federate with the rest of Jordan. "The government will as c today freeze Its political activi ties connected with the Genev; conference," a governmen spokesman said in Amman. H stressed Jordan was thu "freezing" its earlier agree ment to participate in any Gen eva peace talks. The spokesman indicates however, that the decisipn w. subject to change if the othe Arabs changed their stand at summit conference schedule to open in Rabat, Morocco, o . Oct. 26. He empliasized that Jordan willing to negotiate separate! with Israel. The conflicting claims to f re control of the \Vest Bank as been a major obstacle in rab efforts to form a common ont for the Geneva talks. The absence of Jordan from 10 negotiating table would SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) -- Rescue workers are burning the dead left by Hurricane Fifi in northeast Honduras to prevent outbreaks of disease adding to the toll of one of the worst catastrophes in Central American history. As refugees began straggling back to their devastated towns and villages and relief supplies started to arrive from abroad, officials said at least 5,000 bodies had been found. They estimated this toll would doable when all reports were in. They said the storm, which hit the region with winds of 110 to 130 miles an hour and torrential rains on, Thursday night, drove 150,000 persons from their homes, wiped out most of the banana crop and virtually destroyed the cities of Choloma, Omoa and Triijillo. Floodwaters turned the rich Ulua River valley from San (AP Wirephoto) Pedro Sula to the coast into a lake 20 miles wide at some points. Thousands of persons were reported still stranded on rooftops or in trees, but a shortage of helicopters and fuel jlayed their rescue. ANANA CROP DESTROYED Col. Ruben Villanueva of the ational Emergency Relief ommittee said damage from ie storm was estimated at $1.8 Hion in the San Pedro Sula Â·gion alone. An executive of nited Brands, one of the two lajor producers of bananas, ie country's chief export, esti- laled that 90 per cent of the rop was destroyed. President. Oswaldo Lopez Trujillo, which had 20.300 1 people, was totally destroyed. Two offshore islands -- Utila and Jose Santos Guardiola -still had not been heard from, Villanueva said. He said a third, Roatan, with a population of 0,000, was 80 per cent destroyed. Americans are responding to the devastation in Honduras with money, medicines and other emergency supplies. A Spanish-language radio station in Miami collected more than $20,000 within hours after issuing an appeal. New Orleans' large community of Honduran-born residents made do- nations at a half dozen relief centers, and two Missisippi Air National Guard planes left for Honduras early today with emergency supplies. International Cooperation Said Needed DETROIT (AP) Raising the specter of possible global war if oil price and supply problems arc not solved, President Ford said today, "Sover- A Honduran Embassy spokes- eign nations cannot allow their man in Washington said the greatest need was for medicine for survivors of the hurricane. pose a serious problem for the Arabs,..since King Hussein, a moderate, is more acceptable to Israel -than Yasir Arafat and the other guerrilla leaders of the liberation -organization. NEWS BRIfFS Strike Ends DALLAS, Tex. (AP) -- Bran- _f International planes re- urned to the skies early today fler the company and its pilots greed to submit a labor dis- ute to a fact-finding board. A 48-hour pilot strike was ailed off when'representatives f Braniff and its 1,328 pilots ent the unresolved issue of images and retiremenl benefits o a board to be selected by the irline and the Air Line Pilots \ssociation (ALPA). The agreement was signed on unday. Pilots struck at mici- light Friday. Planet Photographed PASADENA, Calif. (AP) -'he unmanned Mariner 10 pacccraft has returned 330 more photos of the pocked, sun" akcd planet Mercury. Scientist hope the pictures vill shed new light on the origin, formation and evolution of all solar system planets. Some of the pictures beamec jack on Saturday showed the curious cliffs visible in photos ilariner returned last March 2( n its first skimming pass o: he dense, tiny planet nearest the sun. The winding cliff ridges are of great interest to scientists because they were not found on the moon or on Mars. Delay Asked WASHINGTON (AP) - For mer White House aide H. R Haldeman asked Chief Justici Warren E. Burger loday to de lay the Watergate cover-up trial, scheduled to begin Oct. 1. until the Supreme Court ha ruled on a challenge to the cov cr-up indictment. The former presidential as sistant is one of six men facin trial on charges of attemptin. to cover up alleged Whit House complicity in the June 1972, burglary of Democrat! party offices in the Watergat building. All are one time assi ciates of former Richard M. Nixon. Presiden Back To UN UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. AP) -- Secretary of State Hen- A. Kissinger brings his per- onal diplomacy back to the failed Nations today with a peech fleshing out the Fore dministration's program for lobal approach to the world's ood and energy needs. Arab delegates who detectec veiled ultimatum in Presiden r ord's blunt address to the General Assembly last week ooked to Kissinger for clearer vidence of U.S. intentions. Escapees Sought ID ABEL, Okla. (AP) -- Au liorjties combed this Southeas Dklahoma area, today for tw nen who escaped from jail a 1 rescott, Ark., and stole cries of vehicles, including i axi. The escapees were identifiei as Randy Johnson and Kell )urr, serving terms for bur Slary, grand larceny an armed robbery. Police said Ui escapees were believed arme. vilh three pistols. Sclig Resigns LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Joh Selig. state securities commis ioner for the past three years nnounced his resignation to day, effective Oct. 1. Tom McRae ,an tide to Gov Dale Bumpers, said the gover nor had not requested Selig resignation. McRae said Sell had not announced futur plans, but was expected to c i soon. Vandalism Reported SPIUNGDALE -- Verm Clark, 502 E. Grove Ave., to police her flower box, ga meter box and side of her hou were smeared with blue pai Sunday afternoon. Police que tioned neighborhood boys abo the incident. .rcllano flew over the flooded rea on Sunday and told news- nen the situation was "terribly ad." He made a new appeal or food, clothes, medicine and iccines. The first planeloads of emer- ency aid, including a complete eld hospital from Cuba, ar- ived at nearby La Lima airport on Sunday. U.S. Air Force 130 transports brought boats, fejackets, food, drinking water nd other emergency supplies rom the Panama Canal Zone. The United States also has ent trucks and helicopters, esperately needed in the earch for stranded persons. Icxico sent 10 planes. Costa lica's minister of health rought a field hospital. Vene- uela, El Salvador and Guatemala sent medical aid and res- ue workers. Villanueva said Choloma, a wn of 7,000, was 95 per cent eslroyed Omoa, a town of 14,00 on the coast, was 90 per ent destroyed, and the port of Hearings Open On Rockefeller Confirmation WASHING-TON (AP) -- Nelson A. Rockefeller told the Senate Rules Committee today he earned nearly $47 million and paid more than $21 million in taxes over the past 10 years. The former New York governor opened his vice presidential confirmation hearings with a 72-page statement, crammed with financial data about the Rockefellers' worldwide investments and tidbits of family and personal history. He promised that, "should become confirmed and should Congress request, I will place immediately all my securities which I own outright" into a blind trust while he retains federal offce. Sen. Howard M. Cannon, D- Nev., the chairman of Rules Committee, said on Sundy the panel will consider that possibility, but he expressed reservations about imposing a requirement on Rockefeller beyond the requirements of the Constitution. DETAILS CAREER In his statement, Rockefeller detailed his career in national and state office, including his three unsuccessful bids for the presidency. He said the "most agonizing" event of his governorship was the loss of lives at Attica State Prison in 1971, but he defended his decision to quell an inmate rebellion as the "best at Ihe time under all of the existing circumstances." Forty - three persons died as a result of the (AP Avirephoto) ROCKEFELLER AT AIRPORT .. .talks with reporters Sunday. Hearings began today on nomination Defense Bill Okay Likely uprising, most of them when aw officers stormed the prison Dehind a fusillade of rifle and shotgun fire. In his financial disclosure, he failed to answer questions about the over-all extent of his family's economic power, omitting information on stock holdings of Rockefeller-controlled tax exempt foundations and of banks and companies in which his family has a substantial interest. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is expected to approve a record $82.G-bil!ion defense bill this week, act on foreign aid and take up a health manpower )ill that Senate Republicans claim "establishes a domestic draft." The defense bill, up for House action today, is the biggest single appropriation bill e v e r put before Congress, even after a $4.4 billion cut from administration requests. When House-Senate conferees agreed to the $82.6-bi!!ion compromise last week. Sen. John L, McClellan, D-Ark., said the cut should mean an actual $2.6-billion spending cut, and "should have an important impact on reducing inflation." The cuts include a $900 million slice off requested military aid for South Vietnam, cut to $700 million from $1.6 billion. But the Pentagon gets full funding for the new Bl- advanced bomber and Trident long-range missile-firing submarine. BULLETIN A badly decomposed body was found Sunday afternoon in a wooded area about five miles south of Prairie Grove, just off a county road near the Sharp Cemetery. A gun w a s reportedly f o u n d near (he body. The TIMES lias learneil that investigating authorities believe the hotly may he thai of 19-year-old Patrick David Cole of Jonesboro, missing since June 29. Authorities say (hat f h e body was 250-300 yards from (he location where the youth's car was found abandoned on June 30. Further details were not avaiiabjc a( presslimc. Kennedy Decides To Sit Out Presidential Race In 1976 BOSTON (AP) -- Sen. Ed- ... Were I to run, it would have ward M. Kennedy said today he would not be a candidate for president or vice president in 976. "I will not accept the nomination. I will not accept a draft," he said, adding: "My trimary responsibilities are at lome." The Massachusetts Democrat said his decision was final and unconditional. He said, "I would be unable to make a full committment to a campaign for the presidency- Kennedy, 42, brother of the Ujte President John F. Kennedy and the late Sen. Robert F. Cennedy, both of whom were assassinated, said he made the decision after discussing it with riis wife. WIFE AT SIDE He made the announcement at a Boston news conference. His wife Joan, who has been in rest homes twice in recent months, was at his side. Kennedy said he expected that he would have been able to win the Democratic nomination if he had decided to seek it. Kennedy said his announcement "will permit others who have been interested in gaining the nomination the chance for exposure during this campaign." TT- ~Â».j'l "TV*/* T-/ial r i i i r m f i n n jeen a factor that would have been raised." Mary Jo Kopechne, a former ecretary for Robert Kennedy, vas killed when a car driven )y Kennedy went off a bridge at Cbappaquiddick Island off he Massachusetts coast. Kennedy said "I can live with my testimony" about the Chap- aquiddick incident and why .here was a delay in reporting he accident and added: "Al- hough I regret the incident I vould have been able to focus he campaign on other issues." FIRM DECISION The senator was reminded that he had earlier said he would not make a decision until the middle of next year and was asked why he had made iis announcement earlier. "I lad set the middle part of next year as the outside time for a decision," he said, "but I always felt in my own mind thai when I made a firm decision 1 would announce it. During the course of the summer I made a firm decision ..." Saying that he would be unable to give a full com mitmcnt to the campaign, he stated: "I simply cannot do that to my wife, children and other members of my family." He said he made the an nrmnpflmpnt nnw "in nrflfir tf He sail before the people is who's going ease the apprehensions of my to come up with some solutions family." He called his decision, to our economic problems." "firm, final and unconditional. what effect the Chap- There is absolutely no circum- a p a . i d d i c k incident of 1969 had stance or event that would alter p a . . on his decision, Kennedy said: 'Â«'s decision. "This decision ... would have Kennedy said he would be a been made irrespective of the candidate for re-election as sen- tragedy that happened in 1969 ator in 1076. policies to be dictated or their fates decided" by artificially rigged and distorted oil markets. Ford raised this warning flag to Arab oil producers at a 69- nation World Energy Conference here that drew participation by Arab representatives. Ford said: "It is difficult to discuss the energy problem without lapsing into doomsday language. The danger is clear. It is severe. I am nevertheless optimistic. The advantages of cooperation are as visible as the dangers oE confrontation. And that gives me hope as well as optimism." Ford underscored the strongest language yet used by an American president in discussing the consequences of massive price hikes by oil-producing nations with a reminder that 'throughout history, nations have gone to war over natural advantages such as wa- er, or food, or convenient passages on land or sea." But he said that in the nucle,- ar age war presents unaccep- able risks for alt mankind because "any local conflict may escalate to global catastropht."- FIVE PRINCIPLES Outlining five principles that he said could guide international cooperation in meeting energy problems, Ford listed this as his final point: .."A global strategy must seek to achieve fuel prices which provide a strong incentive to producers but which do not seriously disrupt Uie economies of Ihe consumers: We recognize the desires of the 'producers to earn a fair price for their oil as a means of helping to develop their own economies. But exorbitant prices can only distort the world economy, run the risk of worldwide depression, ant! threaten the breakdown of world order and safety." The President welcomed Fri- ay's Brussels agreement by 12 major consuming nations to deal with such emergencies as embargos by sharing available oil, cutting consumption and using reserves equitably. In effect. Ford's address expanded on a theme he struck in appearing before the United Nations General Assembly last Wednesday when he linked problems of food, energy and inflation. Ford flew to Detroit from Andrews Air Force Base, Md., following a sun-up breakfast at the home of Senate Democratic Leader Mike Mansfield of Montana. MEETING ARRANGED The President planned to return to the White House later today and arranged a meeting with bipartisan congressional leaders and ranking members of key Senate and House committees at an evening working dinner. Accompanying Ford to Detroit for the conference of government officials from around the globe were Secretary of the ' Interior Rogers C.B. Morton and Administrator John C. Sawhill of the Federal Energy Administration. Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last Wednesday, Ford declared that nations must cooperate in dealing with food, energy and inflation problems or face unmanageable confrontation. The president of the energy conference is Romanian cabinet minister Octavian Groza. He and Donald S. Macdonald, Canada's minister of energy, mines ' and resources, also, were scheduled to address the meeting in Detroit's Cobo Hall. Before returning to Washington, B'ord planned to attend a reception for energy conference officials and meet privately with Detroit Mayor Coleman A. Young. Processing Of Deserters Begins Under Ford's Amnesty Plan CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind.i Â·(AP) _ A military charter flight brings 75 military deserters to this one-time Army basic training camp today to begin processing u n d e r President Ford's conditional amnesty P Alierbury is to be the central processing point for military deserters seeking amnesty. Officials said another 18 arc at Ft. Benjamin Harrison, about 30 miles north in Indianapolis, where the first 27 men to turn themselves in already have been processed. There was no indication where the charter flight was originating, or where the deserters had been collected. But a Ft. Harrison spokesman said 75 deserters a r r i v e d today at Indianapolis's Weir Cook Airport and were brought here by bus. The camp, quarters during World War II and the Korean conflict for 250,000 recruits and mustering-out facility for about 500,000 after the 1941-45 war, can process 150 men daily. Its present capacity is about 5,000 men. Although the deserters will not be incarcerated, some 40 military policemen have been sent here from Fort Knox, Ky. Officials said the men will be free to come and go as their schedules permit. The deserters will be hustled through about four days of processing. Records will be checked to make sure they're eligible for the program. Then they will receive physical examinations and legal counseling. Financial records also will be checked to determine whether they are due back pay. Before leaving here, partici pants must sign a loyalty oath and will be issued undesirable discharges. After two years of alternative service, the discharges may be changed to clemency discharges. After military processing, the Joint Alternative Service Board at Ft. Harrison probably will have decided how much alternative service must be completed for the deserter to earn "clemency discharge." Offi- cials said the alternative service is not required and the individual may elect to take the undesirable discharge and leave. Some deserters may be allowed to return to active duty, but must enter at the lowest rank and agree to serve for two years. To be eligible, one must have served in Southeast Asia nnd have received a decoration. In other amnesty develop- ments, black leaders Roy Wilkins and the Rev. Jesse Jackson proposed on Sunday that other veterans with less than honorable discharges be included in the clemency program. Speaking on ABC's "Issue and Answers," Jackson labeled the program "a middle-class while program," while Wilkins noted thai "more than 200,000 blacks have less than honorable discharges." Also on Sunday, the latest Gallup Poll reported that 59 per cent of a nationwide sample of 1,583 adults surveyed the week before President Ford announced his program agreed that conditional amnesty was the best way to deal with Vietnam war draft-evaders and deserters. Thirty-four per cent favored amnesty without conditions and 7. per cent had no opinion.
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