Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 26, 1974 · Page 1
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INSIDE- Editorial r... 4 For Women 6 Sports .-.- 11-13 Amusements »T. 15 ComiCS .....-VJ.-.Y. ·.-... 16 Classified ,.vir.-nix-viv. 17-19 115th YEAR--NUMBER 104 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1974 tftnes; IOCAI FOKECAST- Falr to partly cloudy and mlU through Friday. Low last night SG. Lows tonight in the mid 509 with highs Friday in tha mid 70s to low 803. Sunset ten day 7:08, sunrise Friday 7:08. Weather map on page 8, PAGES-TEN CENTS Five Men Injured In Train Accident SPRINGDALE -- Five Frisco Railroad employes were injured about 9:30 this morning in the head-on collision of two engines on a curve just east of the railroad overpass on Hwy. 71 in south Springdale. Undergoing emergency treatment at Springdale Memorial Hospital are Rex Land, 24, J.C. Meier, 51, and James L. Hankins, all of Pierce City, Mo.; James A. Moore, 31, of Monett, Mo., and Edward Connley, 62 of Purdy, Mo. Hospital personnel did n o t have condition reports at press- time. According to Frisco Railroat officials, the two trains; one a Springdale road-switcher head ed south and the other a Fay etteville local headed north collided .on a curve about one 'ourth mile east of the Hwy. 71 underpass. Neither train derailed. An investigation into the cause of the accident is being undertaken by Frisco. Ambulance attendants . said when they arrived at the wreck scene, two of the injured were found in the cabooses, two men were lying on the ground beside the train, and one man was walking around. Rescue equipment was used to open train doors and shut off the engines. One ambulance attendant said only the f i v e t r a n s p o r t e d to Springdale Memorial were injured seriously enough to require professional medical attention. Lowell Woman Charged With Killing Four Committed To State Hospital Cordes Seeks Separate Trial From Phillips In Drug Sales Dennis Eugene Cordes, 26, of.that a/air trial could be ob- Springdale, arrested June along with Bob Phillips Springdale on suspicion of three separate sales of amphetamines totaling $25,500, moved in W a s h i n g t o n Circuit Court Wednesday for a,separate trial and severance from his co- defender. Boh Phillips. Cordes also moved that the two separate sales on June 1 and 14 be -merged into, one offense so that the sales would be listed as one transaction. Cordes was tried along with Phillips on Sept. 17 In Washington Circuit Court for a May 31 sale of $500 worth of amphetamines to undercover agents. The two men were sentenced to 10 years each in the state prison for the offense. Both Cordes and Phillips now face two Washington more Circuit trials Court for tha June 1 and 14 sales in which $5;000 and $20,000 worth of amphatamines, were purchased by the agents. Cordes motioned for separate trial on the grounds that,"the jury would have an insurmountable difference in distinguishing the alleged acts of the defendant against those of the co-defendent." SELF-INCRIMINATION tained by an Impartial jury in Washington County. Trial for the two men on the June 1 sale is set for Do 1 ;. 8 in Washington Circuit Court. Tax Cuts On Low Incomes Considered WASHINGTON (AP) - Tax cuts for low-income persons reportedly are being considered by President Ford, while a fuel stamp program has been suggested to help them keep warm this winter.- Economic adviser L. William Seidman said tax .reductions aimed at easing the burden on people in low-income brackets definitely are among the options to be considered in dealing with the economy. Among the possibilities, Seidman said, would be a reduced rate of Social Security with- Economic Decline Is Foreseen WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government indicator designed to foreshadow future trends in the economy suffered its sharpest drop of the year in August, the Commerce Department reported today. Most of the drop was attributed to sagging stock prices, but the index of leading indicators also was pushed down by the largest number of new unemployment claims for any month since March. The Commerce Department said the over-all index dropped by 1.2 per cent on the basis of figures available for 8 of the 12 c o m p o n e n t s involved. The downturn, the second so far this year, reversed a 1.9 per cent jump in July and ,was the largest drop since a 1.7 per cent decline in December. This left the index 5.7 per cent ahead of where it was a year ago. MORE SEVERE In reality, the decline probably was more severe than it appeared, because the .index does not take account of inflation. Four of the components n the index track the prices of vital goods, so that inflation would drive the components up automatically, even without Situation Not Critical Future Trial Nixon's Chances Said Good LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) --i Richard M. Nixon rested quietly in a hospital today and the former president's doctor says he thinks the dime-sized blood clot in his right lung can be successfully treated. A hospital spokesman revealed the clot had passed through' Nixon's heart before lodging in the lung. If it had blocked a heart artery, it could have been fatal. Nixon's physician, Dr. John C. Lungren, said on Wednesday that the clot was a "potentially dangerous situation but not critical at this t i m e . . . . There Is a very good chance of recov- will take some cry, but time." Nixon is expected to be hospitalized through next week missing' the Tuesday start of the Watergate cover-up trial in Washington for which he has been subppened as a witness. Lungren said Nixon took I news of the gelatin-like clot "as e normally takes anything else -- it's another problem." , But he doctor added. "He has a lell of will to live. Such a clot -- called an em- jolus -- kills lung tissue around t. The size of the dead lung area in Nixon's case was not disclosed. Several .specialists not attending Nixon were asked their opinion on the severity of the clot. "It's not life-threatening," Dr. Richard Lescoe, past president of the Los Angeles Lung Association, said of Nixon's clot. A knowledgeable Washington, D.C., doctor warned, however, that "even though this clol doesn't seem to be severe. II doesn't mean .it couldn't gel worse. If a chunk of another clot broke off and got to the ungs ... that might be it." The clot is being treated with anticoagulants in hope' of dissolving it and preventing new :lots from forming. The clot reached Nixon's lung after breaking off a larger clot in his leg, where it had been created by persistent phlebitis, an inflammation of the vein, Lungren said. He said the greatest danger is that another clot might break off and move to a lung. The mortality rate from pulmonary embolism varies greatly, according to medical sources. Depending on the primary cause, it can be anywhere from 1 per cent to 80 per cent fatal, they said. Lungren said stress and fa tigue suffered by Nixon since By Cummings he resigned the presidency "He's going to be bothered with · ·,,,,.. !,,, ,, fin*TM." ;« wji./r,'c this the rest of his life," one New York lung specialist said. The motion also stated that a separate trial would enable Phillips to testify for Cordes without the possibility of self-in- crimlnation. The two men were arrested June ;: 14 by federal; state, county and city law enforcement officers at the Northwest Arkansas Plaza in the sale of 150,000 amphetamine tablets to holding for low-income persons. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania narcotics agents. The sale of the drugs, believed to x the largest drug buy ever in Arkansas, was set up by agents after purchases from the men on May 31 and June 1. Agents estimate the street value of the drugs at $50,000. The men pleaded innocent to the three separate charges June 14 in Washington Circuit Court. Bail for Cordes was fixed at $150,000. A petition for a reduction of bail was denied July 2 by the court. Bail for Phillips was set at $50,000 and later reduced to $22,500. Cordes filed July 3 for an examination by the Arkansas State Hospital in hopes of changing his plea to "not guilty Gov. Milton J. Shapp proposed a fuel stamp program to help low-income families pay their home heating bills. And there were reports that Ford plans to name Treasury Secretary William B. Simon as his No. 1 economic spokesman in the future. The reports said the Simon announcement may come in Ford's speech at the economic summit conference to be held in Washington on Friday and Saturday. FORD ON HEAT Shapp said witnesses before the Senate Committee on Aging have testified that many elderly Americans may have to choose between food and heat for their homes because of escalating costs of home heating. John C. Sawhill, head of the F e d e r a l Energy Administration, said his agency is studying the possibility of an energy stamp program but de(CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) any gain in the actual volume of goods involved. New claims for unemployment insurance totaled 315,000 last month, a 10.5 per cent increase over the previous month. Stock prices were off 10.3 :per cent by the Commerce calculations. Also pointing to slower economic activity were a falloff in the number of building permits issued, lower prices 'for industrial materials and reduced orders for factory expansion and equipment. Exerting an upward influence on the government index were a longer average work week, increased orders for durable goods and improvement in the price of goods relative to the cost of labor needed to produce them. Scheduled by reason of insanity." He was examined by hospital and officials there stated July 25 that he was without psychosis. A change of venue plea by the two men Sept. 17 so that trial could be moved to Sebastian County was denied by Circuit Judge Maupin .C Judge Cummings Threats Made BOSTON (AP) -- Threats have been made against the lives of most, if not all, of the the Kennedy family children, and FBI and Secret Service agents have been dispatched to protect them, sources reported today. A spokesman for Sen. Ed-, ward M. Kennedy confirmed in Washington that- the threats were received about two weeks miiigs. ago, and that the FBI had decreed! launched an investigation. Demolition is to begin scon on the north side of the Fayetteville Square as workmen begin to tear down several old buildings to make room for further expansion of .the Mcllroy Bank. The area was roped off this morning as a safety precaution for pedestrians and motorists, according 'to Bill Breazeale, public information officer for the bank. Included in the demolition are the old Price Patton and Boston Stores, as well as the old en- Panel To Hear Critics Of Rockefeller WASHINGTON (AP) - Critical witnesses ranging from the far right to the far left are coming before the Senate Rules Committee to oppose the vice presidential nomination of Nelson A. Rockefeller. Chairman Howard W. Cannon, D ; Nev., hoped the panel conld hear today from all 15 public witnesses, most of them critics, and suspended, the Rockefeller hearings pending receipt of an audit of Rockefeller's taxes. The witnesses included Black activist Angela Davis, appearing as co-chairperson of the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression; leaders of the strongly conservative Young Americans for Freedom and Liberty Lobby; arid persons on both sides of the controversy over abortion reform. Although Cannon said it would be premature to predict the panel's action before it gets the audit and hears the public witnesses, Sen. Robert C. Byrd. D-W. Va., said "I don't see any doubt the committee will recommend his nomination." RECESS COMING Cannon hopes the Rules Committee can get the nomination to the Senate floor in time for action befoe Oct. 11, set officially on Wednesday as the start of a congressional recess for the November elections. However, Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., of the House Judiciary Committee, said an audit of Rockefeller's But he suggested other causes are possible -- simple nactivity or hypercoagulability of the blood (a strong tendency to clot) or even malignancy, including leukemia. He said tests were being performed. Mary Prentice, a hospital spokeswoman, said the clot was small enough to easily pass through one of the two main pulmonary arteries that connect the heart to the lungs. If it had been large enough a n d lodged in the artery, death could have occurred in a few minutes or a few hours. Nixon has had trouble with his leg and phlebitis for many years, and the lung clot indicates the circulatory ailment continue to plague him. Ford Calls Meeting On Foreign Aid Needed Medicine WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford has invited congressional leaders of both parties to a White House meeting on foreign aid. The meeting was called for today as pressure built in Congress to cut off military asist- ance to Turkey. Turkey at the same time said its army could hold its own without American help. Defense Minister Hasan Isik said that "even if nobody gives us aid, we are determined to continue in the direction we see as right" on the Cyprus question. Isik said Turkish forces' strengthen the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and added, "If Turkey cannot use arms received within the framework of the alliance, even for a just cause, 'this nation could question the usefulness of the armed might provided by the alliance," The Senate, meanwhile, set aside the pending foreign aid Shirley Lee Curry, 37, of Lowell, charged in Washington Circuit Court with the July 29 capital felony murders of her former husband and daughter and in Benton Circuit Court with the murders of her two sons, was dismissed from future :rial and committed to the Arkansas State Hospital Wednesday by Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings. Trial for Mrs. Curry In Beri- ton Circuit Court for the two Benton County murders is still pending. Officials there said that Benton Circuit Court will deliberate on Mrs. Curry's legal responsibility for the murders upon her release from t h e state hospital. The verdicts were decreed as a result of a Tuesday medical report from the Arkansas State Hospital which concluded that Mrs. Curry was schizophrenic and paranoid. Dr. George W. Johnson, commissioner of mental health services at the hospital, recommended that Mrs. Curry ba «pt at the hospital for psychiatric treatment. Mrs. Curry was admitted to the hospital A u g . 20 for a month's examination by order of Washington Circuit Court. ARRESTED JULY 20 She was arrested July 20 by. Fayetteville police after a midnight shooting spree which Judy Moore, a Peace Corps volunteer in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and a medic from the Honduran Army sort through medicine . which arrived from Meixco and Cos (a Rica to aid victims of hurricane Fifi. (AP Wirephoto) HMIlffl NEWS BRIEFS trance to the bank itself. The work should take "a couple of months," according to Breazeale. Breazeale said planners for the bank expansion "tried every way we could to save the old entrance, but it's just not structurally sound," taxes by the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation won't be ready before the third week in October. That would mean the Senate, as well as the House, would have to delay its action on Rockefeller until after the November elections. Trying To Stay Court Order Army Refuses To Free Cal/ey COLUMBUS. Ga. (AP) -- "I| don't have a battalion to storm Ft. Leavenworth and take him out," one of William L. Calley Jr.'s attorneys said about the Army's efforts to stay a federal judge's order freeing Calley. "It's unbelievable to me that the Army would just out and out say they're not going to release the man," said J. Houston Gordon, the 28-year-old Tennessee lawyer who has been the driving force behind Calley's fight for freedom. "The judge's order Is to release the man forthwith, and I understood that meant Imrme- diately." Calley, 31, remains in disciplinary barracks at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., today while the Army moves to appeal U.S District Court Judge J. Robert Elliott's decision overturning Galley's murder conviction in he My Lai massacre of Vietnamese civilians. The Army has said it also ill recommend that the Jus- .Ice Department, which acts for it in cases before federal civil courts, move for a stay of El iott's order to release Calley. The former Army lieutenant 'will not be released from con- [inement pending a decision on Ihese recommendations," the Army's announcement said. Elliott ordered Calley released once before, on bond last February, but that order was revoked by a higher court when the Army filed an appeal. Gordon said Calley learned ol Judge Elliott's ruling by radio, "He heard it with a grea deal of pleasure," the lawyer said. "I think he is pleased lha finally during this entire or deal, there has been something positive for him." Calley reacted "in a calm, cool and collected manner," Gordon said. Calley hopes to be releasedt 'rom Ft. Leavenworth "in a few hours, and not a matter of days," Gordon said. Kenneth Henson of Columbus, another of Calley's attorneys, said: "It's incongruous that you release draft dodgers and deserters and expedite their release and continue to.imprison a man whom a U.S. judge said had his constitutional rights violated in his trial and conviction! If an appeal is made, It will probably be taken to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. Calley was convicted Vk years ago of murdering at least 22 My Lai villagers, Ha origi nally was sentenced to life Im- risonment, but that sentence ,vas later reduced to 10 years. Gordon said that if Elliott's decision to free Calley is overruled by the appeals court, he will take it to the Supreme Elliott spent three months reviewing more than 50 volumes of transcript of Calley's court- martial, one of the longest in U.S. military history. He also watched hundreds of television tapes, and read 'newspaper stories, books and magazine accounts of the My Lai case. A .key issue of his ruling overturning the conviction was pretrial publicity -- that Calley was held up to the world "as a midget monster murderer who went about on his own slaughtering innocent civilians, willy- nilly, (or tha pleasure of the experience. ..,' Ends Mission MOSCOW (AP) -- The Soviet space lab Salyut 3 ended, its mission after three months in orbit, Tass announced today. The brief announcement said Salyut 3 had "completed its entire planned program of research work" and the recoverable module was separated from the station Monday and landed in the Soviet Union. Salyut 3 was launched June 25 and in "July a two-man Soviet crew linked Soyuz 14 to the lab and spent 14 days aboard. Files Brief LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas Supreme Comt has been urged to uphold the constitutional scheme o£ separation of powers by overturning a low er court order that invalidatec Guy H. "Mutt" Jones' ex pulsion from the state Senate. In a brief filed with the Su preme Court Wednesday, Depu ty Ally. Gen. Lonnie A. Powers also said the high court shouli uphold "the equally importan principle of judicial self-re strain!." Sugar Shortage WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department says here.will be a deficit of 600,000 hort tons in the amount of sug- r that U.S. areas are expected o supply under their quota this ear. The shortage was reas- igned to 29 foreign countries. Officials said domestic beet areas would be down 200,000 ons; mainland cane areas Florida and Louisiana) 350,000 ons; and Hawaii 100,000. 'uerto Rico, however, has been able to supply 50,000 tons more han indicated earlier, meaning a net domestic shortfall of 600, 100 tons. Nor Registered WASHINGTON (AP) - A 13- year-old political committee set up for newly appointed p-esi- dential aide Donald Rumsfeld did not register under the 1972 federal campaign reporting law until it went out of business this year, documents on file with the Senate show. Still Investigating LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- U.S Atty. W. H. "Sonny" Dullahunt; said Wednesday his office stii was investigating "an alleger conspiracy to rob a bank." Dillahnnty said no indictmen was returned in the case. The federal Grand Jury f o the Eastern District of Ar kansas, however, returned 5 'true bills" in 58 other case Wednesday, Dillahunty said. authorization hill, reportedly at the request of Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. ACTION SCHEDULED Kissinger w a s said to fear that mounting congressional sentiment for restrictions on foreign aid programs would interfere with efforts to negotiate settlements in tense situations throughout the world. Senate leaders scheduled action Monday on a continuing resolution authorizing spending beyond Sept. 30 at last years rate for foreign aid and other ederal programs for which regular annual appropriation Dills have not yet been passed 3y Congress. spanned three cities and left five people dead and one person critically wounded. ^ Killed in the shootings were Jimmy Lee Curry, 43, of 406 Michael St., Springdale, her former husband; the couple's three children, Sabrina Maria Curry, 17, Richard Allen Curry. 14, and Jessie Lee Curry, 11; and Miss Jo Ann Brophy, 31, of 1710 S. Young St., Springdale, Jimmy Lee Curry's step-sister.. James Robert Dotson, 46, of Farmington, a former brother- in-law, was critically woundecl when he was shot in the face and neck by .Mrs. Curry. He was released from Veteran's Hospital at Little Rock a month later in good condition. Police now believe that the motive for the five murders resulted from a July 19 verdict in Washington Chancery Court which awarded the couple's three children to the custody of Jimmy Lee Curry and his new wife, Sandra Mollenhoff Curry. Mrs. Curry is reported to have said "I'll kill them all" upon issuance of the custody verdict in chancery courtroom. The couple had been divorced in 19G5. FIRST VICTIMS Police say the killing sprea began around midnight July 20 when Mrs. Curry shot her two sons, Richard Allen and Jessie Lee, who were still living with her in Lowell. The two boys were found at the home by Lowell Marshal Marion Foster a short time later. Richard was dead at that time and Jessie, wounded, died soon severly after at Springdale Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Curry is then reported to have gone to the home of (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Turks Report Explosion Of Russian Missile Destroyer Citizens Only WASHINGTON (AP) -- Justice Department officials say President Ford's amnesty program may exclude Vietnam-era draft evaders and deserters who have become citizens of Canada or some other country. "The Justice Department now feels that these people would not be eligible for the program and that if they came across the border they would run the risk of immediate arrest," a department spokesman said on Wednesday. ISTANBUL, Turkey (AP) -A Soviet guided missile destroyer exploded in the Black Sea on Wednesday, Turkish naval sources said today. There was no immediate confirmation from any other source. Turkish port sources said the destroyer belonged to the Kash- In class and was attached to the Soviet Black Sea fleet. They did not say how many men were aboard, but the authoritative British publication Jane's Fighting Ships shows that a comparable American destroyer carries about 350 men. The Guinness Book of World Records says the worst peacetime disaster involving a military ship occurred in 19B3 off Cape Cod, Mass., when the U.S. wide, weighs 5,200 tons ully loaded, has four mlssila aunchers, four anti-aircraft guns, four rocket launchers and ive torpedo tubes. Kashin class destroyers were he world's first warships to ely entirely on 'gas turbina propulsion for quick accelera- ion, but they have been rapidly outdated by later classes, lane's said 19 of the ships were milt in Leningrad and Nikola- yev. U.S. Navy officials in London «aid they had no information about the explosion of the So nuclear-powered submarine Thresher was lost with all 129 aboard. The worst wartime naval dis aster occurred in 1945 off Dan zig when a Soviet submarine sank the German ship Wilhelm Gustloff, killing 7,700 men. Jane's says a Kashin clasi destroyer, is 470 · feet long, 52 viet destroyer, southern naval The NATO command in Italy said it too had no information on the report. A spokesman for the U.S. 61K Fleet in Naples said his headquarters also had no information, but pointed out that such reports normally would go to the U.S. Navy offices in Turkey. The Turkish navy monitors Soviet naval movements from the Black Sea into the Mediterranean through the Dardanelles, which are controlled by. Turkey.

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