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F. $. Souliiside 13 Springdale 14 Rogers Fayeiteville 6 Glendale 7 Hillcresl 14 Benfonville 21 Farmingfon 49 WesiFork 12 Siloam Springs 26 Greenland 20 6 McDonald Co. 13 Mounlainburg 0 Prairie Grove 6 Hunlsville 6 Gentry 20 INSIDE- For women 3 Editorial 4 Church bircclory 5 Sports G-7 Comics 8 Classified 9-11 Legal notices 10 Amusements 12 115th YEAR--NUMBER 106 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVULE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- Fair and a little cooler through Sunday with lows tonight in the mid to upper 50s with highs Sunday in the mid to upper 70s. Low last night 56. , Sunset today 7:05; sunrise Sunday 7:10. Weather map on page 5., PAGES-TEN CENtS Derrick's Plea Said Unchanged Editor's Note: In reporting e r r o n e o u s 1 y Friday that Maurice Derrick had pleaded guilty the TIMES acted, as did other newspapers, in good faith. The news media received its information from the prosecuting attorney's office. That office in turn acted in good faith, helieving such a change of plea was bein'g made. The TIMES and other newspapers reported Friday thai Maurice Derrick, 22, a Muskogee. Okla., man charged with possession of a controlled substance (heroin) with intent -to deliver, had changed his plea to one of guilty. In fact, Derrick did not change his original innocent plea, and the report was in error. When Derrick did not change plea, selection of a jury to.try liim and three fellow defendants got under way in Washington Circuit Court; Selection of the panel was .completed about 4:30 p.m. and the jurors began hearing evidence this morning. The information that there had been a change of plea came from the prosecuting attorney's o f f i c e , where'it was apparently believed to be fact. Beirrg tried with Derrick are Frank J. Freeman, 31, of Tulsa; Herod Louis Boyd, 26, of Tulsa, and Clarence .1. Roland of Okmulgee. All are charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. The four suspects were arrested last July 10 in the sale of $500,000 -- street value -- worth of heroin to a federal, undercover agent in Fayeiteville. Summit Participants Argue Over Cutting Of Programs . WASHINGTON (AP) -- Participants .in President Ford's Economic Summit Conference argued today over which programs should be slashed ,ns the government cuts back spending to fight inflation. Budget Director Roy Ash, apparently reacting to earlier demands that social programs not be made the main target of budget cuts, said the goal was "stringent but realistic restraint." The Defense Department put in a strong bid to be spared further reductions. But two congressional spokesmen, one from cacli party, took exception. "V.'ere we not to act now," Ash said of budget-cutting, "this year's nearly 10 per cent growth in federal expenditures would inevitably bo followed by even larger growth next year and the year after." NOT DRASTIC. Ash said he was not suggesting any drastic slashes in important programs. Later the Defense Department said it could stand no further cuts in its funding. "At the pre-surnmit conferences, we found sentiment generally for budget restraint, and certainly not for drastic slashes in all programs," Ash said. He told the ROD delegates: "Wo must be -mindful o f - t h o s e suffering disproportionately from inflation and recognize that effects differ in different programs and try for equity." Several speakers in Friday's sessions -- particularly labor leaders, congressional Democrats and consumer and poor people's advocates -- bad sale 'budget restraints alone woulc: not solve inflation and w o u l d penalize those already suffering the most. Defense Secretary James R. Schlcsinger said the Pentagon's belt already was pulled tight and that the defense estab lishment was suffering from eroded purchasing power as much as industries or individ uals. "Further reductions canno' $1 Million Holdup RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Three men armed with revolvers anc wearing Halloween masks rob bed a downtown bank stockec with cash from gambling ca sinos of more than $1 million authorities said. "It was a professional job," said Police Chief James Parker. "It obviously was planned very meticulously." An estimated $1,044,000 was taken. e made in the defense budget vithout drastic effect on the worldwide role of the United tales," Schlesinger said. Mortgage Aid Program Eyed WASHINGTON (AP) - Pres dent Ford's economic plan wil nclude a new program of sub .idies to reduce the cost o lome mortgages, adminis ration sources say. The effect will be to make i possible for people to obtah lome mortgages at a lower in .crest rate than they otherwise vould have to pay. Housing and Urban Affair: Secretary James T. Lynn sail, le could support a program o ip to $8 billion in mortgage .ubsidies, with $3 billion to bi spent in the first stage. Lynn indicated to newsmci at the economic summit confer cnce Friday he favored such c program, but stopped short o iredicting it would be recon: mended by the administration. An informed source, however confirmed such a program wa n the works to aid the de pressed housing industry and t encourage home-buying. The housing industry ha )een hard-hit by the recor ligh interest rates in the econo my which have discourage both home-building and home buying. Housing starts in Ai ust were only slightly mor Jian half the total of a yea earlier. FAVORED BY BROOKE Sen. Edward Brooke, R Mass., told the economic sinr mit conference Friday he f; vored a mortgage subsidy pr gram of $10 billion, with $5 hi iion for new housing and $5 bi lion (or old housing. He said would support 350,000 homes. The program being consii ered by tho administratio would be known as a tandei program. A home buyer would obtain mnrtgage at an interest ral below the going rate. The fei eral government then wou! buy the mortgage from the i suer, such as a savings an loan association, at the hi gin rate. Lynn noted that a simila program for $3 billion was p into operation earlier this yea and the money was used up two months. Discrimination Suit To Be Filed On Refusal To Terrorists Demand Aid for Wounded SANTO DOMINGO, Dominian Republic AP) -- Terror- Es holding a U.S. woman dip- imat and others hostage in the /enezuelan Consulate said to- ay they will take "drastic measures" unless they get a odor to treat a wounded per- on. They also demanded food, aler, and removal of troops rotn around the building. The terrorists, who have al- eady threatened to kill one oslage every two hours and low up the building by noon nless they get $1 million and rcedom for Dominican political risoners, did not say who the vounded person was. Nor did they specify what drastic measures" they would ake. "We have a person who is se- iously wounded and we need a urgeon who can treat the per- ion inside the consulate," ipokesmen for the guerrillas old The Associated Press by ilione. "The hostages are well, :alm and acting normally." CAPTIVES HELD In a subsequent phone call rom New York, the guerrillas old The AP that the person vounded was not in serious condition. The guerrilla spokesmen said n addition to U.S. Information Service chief Barbara Ilutchi- on, they were holding nine olh- T persons hostage, including he Venezuelan consul and vice ;onsul. Earlier reports said there vere eight hostages .in all, including a 9-year-old girl, bill ;he was released Friday night. In addition to the $1 million, he terrorists are seeking the release of 38 political prisoners. Diplomatic sources said Vene zuela had agreed to pay the ·ansom if the Dominican Us public freed the prisoners. The terrorists demanded the ransom be paid by the U.S. government, which would require a departure from pre vious U.S. policy of rejecting all kidnap ransom demands. The American hostage was Barbara Hutchison, 47-year-old chief of the U.S. Information Service in the Dominican Re public. She was seized by five armed men at about 11:30 a.m Friday outside her office anc driven the eight blocks to the Venezuelan consulate. There, in an apparently coordinated operation, terror ists seized Consul Jesus Gre gorio de Corral, a vice consul a priest, two secretaries, ; woman, a 9-year-old girl am possibly others. NO VIOLENCE In a telephone call to CBS ra dio'in New York. Miss Hutchin son, a veteran USIS officer in Latin American countries, said "Well, there's been no violeno and I believe they're waitini for a commission of people t come to negotiate with them. "Frankly, I'm getting a litfl hungry. But that's OK." Consul de Corral told The As ociated Press by phone that he gunmen had planted.bombs the consulate and were hreatening to set them off. He aid the hostages were being 'ell treated, but there was not nough food for a long siege. The bandits' leader, Radames lendez Vargas, identified the roup as "The Freedom Mov- nent of 12th January." It was not immediately nown what the date signified. Joint Action Planned On Energy Needs DETROIT (AP)' -- The World Energy Conference, whicl opened with a call from Presi dent Ford for global energy co aperation, has ended with plans o pursue his idea for Projec' nterdependence. The five-day conference end id Friday and about 4,200 dele ;ates from 85 nalions headei icme with what sponsors sau vas a better understanding o he world's urgent need for oint action. "President Ford challengec us and otiier international or ganizations to formulate · Proj ect Interdependence an energy program for the world," Wilson Campbell program committee chairman, told the delegates in a summation of the conference "The next day -- taking him at his word -- several member of intergovernmental crgar zafions taking part in our con ference met with one or tw from our national committee . . to discuss . . . a con servation commission." Campbell said such a con mission could go far to provid itie technical and economi sasis for meeting the Presi dent's challenge. LONDON MEETING SET He said a meeting would b icld in London before Chris' mas to formulate a constitutio and funding. On Thursday the chief of 111 34 - member Soviet delegatio called for more aclion and Ic: talk by the conference, which next scheduled fo meet in Tur key in 1977. Peter Neporozhny, ministe of power and electrification fo the Soviet Union, told newsme that between its Iriennial mee ings the conference could pla a more active role by orgai izing technical groups and mal ing technical decisions. Gerrit Wagner, managing d rector of Royal Dutch Shell c the Netherlands, warned tha time was fast running out fo finding a solution to the glob (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) --AP Wirephoto ARRIVE IN CUBA ... Pell, left, and Javits talk to niosmen at Jose Marti Airport Friday Two Senators Begin Four-Day Tour Of Cuba HAVANA, Cuba (AP) -- Two members of the U.S. Senate lave begun a four-day tour of Cuba in what could be an his- oric step toward easing tensions between the United States and this Communist-led Carib- ean island. "We are here to look, listen and bring back -to our col- eagues whatever information we can," Sen. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y, said Friday after he and Sen. Claiborne Pell. D-R.I., stepped from a twin-engine seaplane that had flown them from Homestead Air Force Base, Fla. Javils and Pell,-members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, received a low-key reception at Jose Marti Airport as they were met by Cuoan protocol officers. They planned to meet this weekend with Pre- NEWS BRIEFS Body Found WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) · The body of. Jerry W. Mincy, 38, of Memphis, was found Friday in the wreckage of a small aircraft in a wooded area north of West Memphis near the Mississippi River. The wreckage was found about three miles west of the Memphis DeWitt Spain Airport. Sinuous Gyrations HONOLULU (AP) -- A Greek belly dancer, complete w i t h see-through veils, treated a lunch hour crowd in Honolulu's f i n a n c i a l district to some sinuous gyrations Friday. It was all part of a program to bring working people in the downtown area together and have some good old fashioned f u n , said fashion designer Jolcn Farkas, who heads a merchants' group that staged the event. Spinoia Cancels Demonstration Portuguese Leftists Win First Challenge LISBON, Portugal (AP) -President Antonio de Spinoia buckled under strong leftist pressure and called off a mass demonstration by his supporters today. It was the first test pi force between left and right since the April 25 coup, and the left appeared to have carried the day. Spinoia said the demonstration, aimed at "leftist extremists," would "not be convenient" because of "disturbances in public order earlier today." The left, with ttie Communists in the forefront, had is- siicd n call to their followers "to lake to the streets to pre- vent the Fascist demonstration." Thousands of Portuguese from rural areas, and suburbs of'Lisbon poured into (lie capital despite militant leftist attempts to isolate the capital with roadblocks. Tanks and armored units ringed the presidential palace where the demonstration was scheduled to be held. The army was reported to have arrested scores of persons, including some Identified as extreme rightisls apparently trying to carry arms to the rally. Commandos from the capital's defense force joined the self - declared "anti-fascist" young vigilantes at Ihe roadblocks, searching cars and their passengers before permitting them to pass. A member of Spinola's military junta, Gen. Diogo Neto, told The Associated Press there was no disunity vilhin Hie armed forces. Spinoia reportedly has been engaged for weeks in a power struggle with Premier Vasco Goncalvcs' leftist coalition of Communists, Socialists and centrist Popular Democrats. Goncalves also heads the powerful Armed Forces Movement, a group of some 300 officers who organized the April 25 coup that overthrew the heirs of the rightist Salnzar regime and installed Spinoia as president. Newspapers did not publish by order of the Information Ministry and only the government controlled national radio network was on the air, broadcasting appeals to leftists to remove the barricades on roads leading to the capital. The government announced it would ensure that the pro-Spinola demonslralion, denounced in advance by the left as a fascist plot to launch an ultra- right movement, went off as scheduled. But the self-declared leftist vigilantes pressed for ,a con- f r o n t a t i o n , urging "everybody into the streets to prevent the fascist demonstration." There were reports that Spin- oia had assumed special powers and may have seized control of the government, but a government spokesman said he could not confirm or deny this. Rally organizers were reported to have arranged for con voys of cars, buses and trucks to cart peasants from the traditionalist countryside to say "Yes to Spinoia" and "No to the Extremists." Information Minister Jose Sanches Osodo announced over governmcnt-conlrollcd radio that the road blocks anc searches were illegal and warn ed that bloodshed would follow unless Ihey were stopped. 'Life Itself CHICAGO (AP) -- Artist Marc Chagall says the mosaic he has given'to the city of Chicago represents "life itself." The 87-year-old .French artist unveiled the gigantic work, entitled "The Four Seasons," at an outdoor plaza Friday downtown Chicago. The pastel mosaic, d o n e mainly in sky-blue, is box- shaped. It is 70 feet long, 10 feet wide and 14 feet high. The piece is highlighted by fanciful images of fish, musicians and a f l y i n g woman embracing a bird. Not Much Change LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The i extended Arkansas wealhei outlook calls for not much day to day change in the mild temperatures Monday through Wednesday. The National Weather Service says there is a chance of showers by Wednesday. Lows most ly in the 50s with highs in the 80s. Demotions Sanctioned RICHMOND,'Va. (AP) -- A 'ederai court has ordered the American Tobacco Co. and un on officials to allow blacks anc women to bump white men who advanced to better jobs with "ess- seniority. The r u l i n g by U.S. Distric Court Judge Albert V. Bryan Jr. was believed to be the firs time a court has sanctioned de motions i n - a civil rights case. Production Crippled DETROIT (AP) -- Strikes a Meeting all four major U.S. aut makers are crippling produ lion and prompting layoffs c thousands of workers. General Motors faces a par! shortage stemming from a 1 cal contract dispute, and Ame ican Motors Corp 's car produ tion is shutdown by a nation: strike. Ford has already shi down plants, and Chrysh plans to because of a walko at a key parts supplier. ier Fidel Castro and other to ficials. A chartered plane carrying 2 .S. news media representa ves had arrived a short tim arlier. Javits and Pell toured a Ha ana department store and me ith officials of the Cuban PuV c Health Ministry. REAL SITUATION Havana Radio first mci oned the visit just before mit ght Friday. The broadcas lonitored in Miami, said th .nators staled a wish to vis uba to know the real situafio lere. The senators are the firs icmbers of Congress to vis uba since diplomatic relation ere severed with the islan ation in 1061. The Javits-Pell visit marke ome other firsts as well The lane and the press flight wer he first U.S. aircraft to land uba since 1961, aside from re gee flights and the more tha 0 commercial airliners h acked to here. And it was th rst lime since then that Ame can newsmen have been ai itted to Cuba as a group. American officials have com ared the Javits-Pell visit \vi he "ping-pong diplomacy" 971 in which a visit to tl 'cople's Republic of China I: n American table tennis tea: resaged a new era of U.S hina relations. But these officials caulione hat the thaw with Cuba ma e a protracted a f f a i r . The Javits-Pell visit corni n an important weekend fc ic Castro regime. It is the 14 nniversary of the founding he Committees for the Dcfcn: f the Revolution, and Cast ans to deliver a major a Iress tonight. Challenging Action Of City Clerk A discrimination suit is to be led Monday in Federal Dis- rict Court in Fort Smith hallenging the action of Fay- tteville City Clerk Darlene 'estbrook, who Friday refused o certify the names of two per- ons under 30 years of age as andidates for the Board of Erectors. Mrs. Weslbrook, acting on dvice from City Attorney Jim IcCortl, said that Arkansas law irohibited her from certifying lie names o[ David Colston and phn Whilehead because they id not mcsl age requirements. Both are 28-years-old. Arkansas law provides that lanriidates for positions on the Joard of Directors in a city laving a City Manager f o r m of government must be more ,han 30 years of age. The suit, on behalf of both Colston and Whitehead, will be iied by Whitehead, who is an attorney, Pat O'Hourke and Vlorton Gitelman. Funds to finance the suit are being provided by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). "The whole purpose of the suit is to stop discrimination against certain age groups in violation of the 1'lth amendment to the LT.S. Constitution," iVhilehead said. Whitehead explained that Mrs. Westbrook is being named as the defendant in the suit because as city clerk, she refused to certify the names of :he two under state law. SPEEDY HEARING He said tho'. lie expects to receive a speedy hearing on the matter due to the proximity of he November election. McCord told Whitehead in a elter that the city would cooperate in attempting to obtain a fast judicial decision in the matter. Whitehead said he believes a court decision could he rendered by the end of next week. One other candidate, Jim Lindsey. is also under 30 years of age, but his name was certified by Mrs. Westbrook because he will be of age before the, new Board takes over in January. All other candidates wero certified. State law provides that no person's name will be placed the election ballot unless at the time of f i l i n g he meets all the slatutory requirements for the office he is seeking, fn the case of age, however, the law permits a person's name to be placed on the ballot if he will meet that qualification by the time he takes office. McCord told the candidates assembled at City Hall Friday that the drawing foi' ballot position will be held'at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Washington Circuit Courtroom: The drawirrg will be conducted by the Washington County Election Commission. Whitehead asked McCord about the possibility of delaying the drawing until his suit is settled, but McCord said the matter would have to be taken (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Mrs. Ford Undergoes Surgery After Doctors Find Cancer WASHINGTON (AP) - Doc- ors proceeded to remove the right breast of First Lady Betty Ford today after finding it cancerous. The President, informed at the White House after a surgical biopsy on his wife, left for Belhesda Naval Hospital to go to her bedside. He had been scheduled to attend the final day of the Economic Summit conference and deliver a summing-up speech. What effect his wife's operation would have on the plans was not clear. A Wliite House spokesman announced the physicians' find ings. "The results of the biopsy performed on Mrs. Ford were unfavorable. An operation to remove her right breast is now mder way," said spokesman Villiam Roberts at 9 a.m. Roberts said, that by saying he results were unfavorable, le meant that there was a ma- ignancy. The surgery began shortly after 8 a.m. Navy Capt. Wiliam Fcuty, chief of surgery at Bethesda Medical Center, headed the operating team. The schedule called for removal of a small nodule in the breast to determine whether or not it was cancerous. An examination of a section of tissue was made immediately. "We have great faith .. , that everything is okay." the President said after visiting his 56- year-old wife in the VIP suite at Bethesda, Md., Naval Hospital on Friday night,

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