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INSIDE- For women 3 Editorial ,..v. 4 Sports .......y..;.;.. 940 Eco-logue 11 Comics 12 Classified ........"..... 13-14 Legal notices .....-.--,-.-..-.·.... [4 Amusements ..j.;o:.: 16 115th YEAR--NUMBER 108 fftras The Public Interest' Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1974 lOCAt FORECAST- Falr through Tuesday w i t h ' mild days and cool nights. Low last night 44; lows tonight In the low 40s with highs Tuesday in the raid 70s. Sunset today 7:02; sunrise Tuesday 7:11. PAGES--TEN CENTS His Nose Knows Smell Of Money VALLEY CITY, N.D. (AP) Popcorn Ed's noso saves him 'rom bankruptcy. A customer unfamiliar with Ed may wonder why the popcorn vendor sniffs, fingers and jerks a dollar bill offered for a bag of popcorn. But it is the only way 80- year-old Ed Arils, known as Popcorn Ed, can be sure he won't end up with a cash register full of useless paper at the end of the day. The eyes behind his dark glasses were blinded 33 years ago, but Ed says he doesn't need to see to run the stand in this -town of 8,000 about 90 miles east of Bismarck. Tall and thin, he moves with confidence in the cramped 8 by 16-foot wooden stand which houses a popcorn machine, freezer, refrigerator and counter. "I know exactly where everything is," said Artis, reaching unerringly for a popcorn bag. "I can tell real money by the smell," he said. "Real dollar jills have a kind of gooey smell. It's hard to describe. . . "I feel the bill with my fin- Jers and thum'bs," he said. "There are fine pieces of silk in real money. You can't snap it in two. Fake money feels thinner -- there's no fiber in it." The popcorn man says his expertise comes from 25 years ol selling popcorn, candy and soft drinks. A wire mesh separates bin and his customers, but i wasn't always that way. "Until a few years ago I hac an open counter," he said. " used to have the candy right up there in front. It's just the las few years the kids started stealing." Successor Appointed After Spinola Resigns As Portuguese President Special Tax On Gasoline Said Gaining Administration Favor WASHINGTON (AP) - A special tax on gasoline, once rejected by President Ford, is gaining favor in the administration and may be a major proposal in the program Ford sends to Congress to fight inflation. A White House source said Ford is considering raising the federal tax on gasoline by anywhere from 10 to 20 cents a gallon. ' "We know the public won't be happy about this and we can't be sure Congress will go along," the source said. "But we think it's something that would help." Ford closed his economic summit conference Saturday with a pledge to send anti-inflation recommendations to Congress within 10 days. A higher gasoline tax , is being promoted within the administration on grounds it would discourage gasoline consumption while raising new tax revenue to finance federal programs, such as public service employment. FIRST RESISTED The higher gasoline tax was first advocated by Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, but met with resistance from Ford. However, a White House spokesman confirmed Sunday the idea has been resurrected as "one of many ideas under rice controls, as proposed by imon. About 60 per cent of the ation's domestic production, eferred to as "old oil" is held a top price of about $5.25 a arrel, while the rest of produc- on sells for near the world market p r i c e of about $10 a arrel. study." Other elements of the economic program are expected to include help for the housing industry in the form of mortgage interest subsidies, budget cuts a public service employ menl program and some tax relief for groups hurt worst by inflation. . Even without a special tax gasoline prices would go up in the future if the governmeni decides to release the rest o the domestic oil industry from Sirica Orders Separate Trial For Strachan WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica oday ordered a separate Wa- .ergate cover-up trial for for- icr White House aide Gordon traction. The order leaves five defend- nts to face charges in the main cover-up trial scheduled o begin Tuesday. Strachan's lawyer, John M _ray, told reporters as he left tie U.S. District Courthouse to- ay, "we've been severed from tie cover-up case." The action had been request- d by Special Prosecutor Leon faworski. Sirica also was expected to ule' today on whether he will jllow typed transcripts to be used along w i t h some 33-presi- lential tapes the prosecution vants as evidence at the trial. A separate request from Strath an that the conspiracy, ob- truction of justice, and, perjury :harges against him be dismissed was denied without Congress Faces Bruising Week WASHING-TON (AP) -- A controversial proposal to real ign House committees touches bruising week in Con off a gress, with pectcd over funds for former Richard M. Nixon. battles also ex foreign aid am Presided The House has set aside a full week for the intramura struggle over committees. Opponents will try to preven consideration of the measurr today by seeking to defeat thi resolution that brings it to tin floor. Failing there, they hopi to convince the Democrats at i special party caucus Tuesday that it should be put off unti next year. The bill, drafted by a specia committee headed by Rep Richard Boiling, D-Mo., yvouL eliminate two committees drastically revise the jurisdic tion of most others, and lim' membership to one major com mittee. The last time the committee were shuffled was in 1948 an supporters of the bill claim th proposed changes woujd permi Congress to operate more el ficiently. SUBSTITUTE PLAN The opponents are backing substitute proposal that leave committee jurisdictions un touched but would make som procedural changes. They sa the sweeping changes propose in the Boiling bill would caus such confusion and resentmen that the House would be unabl to function. The House will take time ou from the committee fight to ae on a couple of appropriation bills, including one that woul provide $398,000 to help Nixo make the transition from th White House to private life. The sum was cut from th 1850,000 figure proposed by th .CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Cuba Believed Interested In Renewing Ties HAVANA, Cuba (AP)--Prime Minister Fidel Castro met with two American senators who said afterward they got the "impression that Cuba is interested in working toward a normalization" of relations with the United States. "The ice has been broken." "en. Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., old reporters after he and Sen. laiborne Pell, D-R.I., spent iree hours with Castro late sunday night. The two senators were to end heir three-day visit today. Pell said the meeting with astro was "frank, warm and riendly," but neither senator vould say why he believed an mproved climate between the wo countries may be in the of- ing. Javits said among the issues; aised during the meeting werei luban attempts to export revo-j ution, the status of nine Ameri-; an political prisoners on the si and and American property aken over by the Castro gov- :rnment. Twenty-hours earlier, Castro attacked President Ford in a .peech for his defense of CIA iperations against the Allende ·egime in Chile. He also charged that the United States rather than the oil-exporting countries is responsible for the vorld economic crisis. WORDS AND ACTIONS Asked how a normalization of relations could be in prospect n view of these statements, Pell replied: "There is a differ- irejudice by Sirica. The, fact that the motion was denied without prejudice means itrachan can raise the issue again later. . LEGAL PROBLEM The separate trial for Stra chan is based upon a special le gal problem. The one-time per sonal assistant to White House chief of staff H. R. Haldeman jlaims the evidence used to in diet him is tainted. Strachan's attorney has said itrachan was promised immun ly from prosecution in ex change for testimony before a Watergate grand jury. In a series of appeals, Bray also said his client's testimony e(ore the Senate Watergate Committee was improperly used to obtain the Indictment.- Two U.S. Court of Appeal judges, while refusing to dis niss the charges against Stra chan acknowledged that his le gal argument has merit. The others scheduled to b tried are: Former Atty. Gen. John N Mitchell; former chief of staf H.R. Haldeman; former Nixon domestic counselor John D. Eh (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- U.S. dip- omat Barbara .Hutchison was reported in good spirits but uncomfortable today inside the *nce between words and ac- .ions." The senators likened Cuba's attitude to that of the Soviet Jnion and China, both of which lave improved relations with he United Stales while mainlining a tough anti-American posture in official declarations. Javits said their visit was "in no way, shape or form approval of any of the policies of this government." He said he told Castro he .ook strong exception to the prime minister's speech. The New Yorker said Saturday after meeting with Foreign Minister Raul Roa that it was lis clear impression that the luban government was prepared to discuss a more normal ·elationship States. with the United Castro earlier expressed hope that President Ford's accession to the White House might lead .0 an improved climate be- :ween Cuba and the United States, and the visit by the two senators and 29 American newsmen who accompanied them was a step in that dire- 'ion. The senators,-the first members of Congress to visit Cuba since before the United States iroke diplomatic relations in 1961, were not in Havana's Revolution Plaza when Castro spoke Saturday to hundreds of thousands of Cubans. CIA ATTACKED The prime minister attackec President .Ford's recent defense of CIA operations in Chile dur ing the regime of the late Pros ident Salvador Allende, saying: "The new president of the United States, to the surprise and stupefaction of Latin Amer ican public opinion, has de clared that such actions were carried out in the best interests of the United States. "Thus, the government of th (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) After The Game Is Over Saturday the Arkansas Razorback fans cheered as t h e Golden Hurricane of Tulsa went down in defeat. Sunday a crew of students cleaned up the deliris left by Hog fans and unhappy Tulsa rooters at the Stadium. After every game, crews move in to clean up bottles, papers and anything else the fans leave. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) In Venezuelan .Consulate Terrorists Threaten Hostages he building, has ranged ween 90-95 degrees, and sweltering Venezuelan Con- iulate where six leftist terrorists held her and five other per- ons hostage under threat of death. . Early today the gunmen de-. manded that police and' troops pull back from the two-story itucco building within two lours, but the government did not comply and the deadline lassed without any evidence of lostile action by the terrorists. "Miss Hutchison has not been maltreated, is in good spirits and is being treated as well as she can under the conditions," said U.S. Ambassador Robert A. Hurwitch. "But she is not comfortable." Miss Hutchison, director of ;he U.S. Information Service in the Dominican Republic, Venezuelan Consul - General Jesus de Gregorio and the others were seized Friday and threatened with death unless the terrorists got $1 million and safe conduct td~ Cuba or Mexico for themselves and 37 Dominican prisoners. The government rejected all the demands except transportation out of the country for the terrorists. On Saturday; the government cut off the consulate's electricity, which in turn, shut down the air conditioning and water lumps. The temperature inside be- the gunmen have refused to open he windows, apparently afraid he hostages would try to es- ·ape. On Saturday, one hostage eaped to freedom from a sec- needed a a sleepless night, told newsmen after con- erring with police that mat- resses would-be taken into the juilding soon. Chou Speaks TOKYO (AP) -- Chinese Premier Chou En-lai appeared al an official reception today for the first time in two months and delivered a speech, a Japanese report from Peking said. Kyodo news service, in a dispatch from-the Chinese capital said the Chinese premier looked well and spoke with a steady voice before some 4,500 foreign and Chinese guests at a ban quct held at the Great People's Hall on the eve of China's 25th national day. and-floor window. Hurwitch, have and who spent "We have been reviewing some of the measures to make them more comfortable in there and this is one of the things we came up with," he said. Asked about progress in negotiations to free the captives, he said: "I wish I could say something about this to you but my inability to is only over the concern for Miss Hutchison and the others." He said the Dominican government has "primary responsibility" in any negotiations, and that he was "hopeful for peaceful solution." Archbishop Hugo Poland the only consulate person to cnt.er Sunday, said guerrillas asked that a negotiating commission be set up, "but the Dominican government has not a ' g r e e d ! to act upon that request." - The six hostages and their captors got their first food and drink in 24 hours Sunday when the archbishop took sandwiches and soft drinks into the consulate. NEWS BRIEFS Resigns Again ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -Premier Bulent Ecevit resigned today for the second time in two weeks after failing to form a new coalition government. President Fahri Koriiturk accepted the resignation and was to make a. statement later in the day on the government crisis. Ecevit resigned two weeks ago because of "irreconcilable differences" between his own Republican Peoples party and their partners-in-government, the Moslem National Salvation party. Long Range Plan WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fed- Seven Killed CHICAGO (AP) - Fire sent smoke billowing into a rooming house above a South Side tavern, killing seven persons and injuring two others. Deputy Chief John McCarthy Fire said Marshall the fire eral John Energy Administrator Sawhill says the United States has no short-term policy to stop rising world oil prices but is working on a long-range plan. A blueprint will be announced soon of the long-term Project Independence "to develop a secure, stable supply of energy at reasonable prices," Sawhill said. By Most Palestinian Groups Peaceful Strategy Favored BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) --' Most of the Palestine guerrilla groups are expected to go along with Yasir Arafat's new peaceful strategy despite the opposition of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The Popular Front, a Marxist organization led by George Habash, last Thursday withdrew from the executive council of the Palestine Liberation Organization and repudiated the agreement made by Arafat, the head of the PLO and of the Al Fatah guerrillas, to work with the Egyptian and Syrian governments for a political settlement with Israel. The Popular Front vowed to 1 continue the "armed struggle" against Israel. Two small guerrilla groups, the Iraqi-backed Arab Liberation Front and the Popular Front -- General Command, approved the PFLP's move and were thought likely to support it at a meeting of the PLO's executive council in Damascus today. But they indicated they would not quit the council and instead would "work from inside." ENDORSEMENT LIKELY The other 11 guerrilla organizations in the PLO are all expected to stick with Arafat, The central council is expected to endorse Arafat's moderate line. A r a f a t ' s position w a s strengthened by the agreement of the U.N. General Assembly to debate the Palestine question as something more than a refugee question for the first time, and by the recognition of the PLO by Egypt and Syria as the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people. The PLO maintains that this recognition is a "major political victory" that is worth following up at the United Nations and later at the Middle East peace talks in Geneva. However, the PFLP said the PLO had joined "the two Arab countries on the road toward defeatist solutions" and that participation in the Geneva t a l k s would result in capitulation on the Palestine question. It accused the PLO lead ership of going along with U.S. efforts for an Arab-Israeli settlement and of holding secret meetings with the U n i t e d States. The PLO replied that the charges were "based on false information" and invited the PFLP to reconsider Its withdrawal. The Arab press unanimously criticized the PFLP's action calling it untimely. broke out Sunday night at the bottom of a stairwell at the entrance of Harold's Club. Dense smoke and some flame rose into the IB sleeping rooms above. Harold Nichols, owner of the uilding, said he was unsure of low many of the rooms were occupied. Many residents were elderly, retired persons. Hurricane Stalls MIAMI, Fla. (AP) -- Hurricane Gertrude stalled in the Atlantic today and began to weaken about 200 miles southeast of Barbados, the National Hurricane Center reported. Gertrude, with early morning winds up to the minimal hurricane status of 75 miles an hour, could be downgraded to a tropical storm later today. A hurricane watch remained in effect for the Windward Islands from Tobago and Grenada northward to Barbados and Martinique. Harrel Resigns , LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Dr. John A. Harrel, 52, has resigned as director of the Arkansas Health Department, effective Nov. 15. The resignation was announced today by the office of Gov. Dale Bumpers. Weather Will Remain Cool By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Autumn-like .weather will continue in Arkansas. The National Weather Service says clear, cool weather will prevail over the state for the next few days. Mild days and cool nights-are forecast. The Weather high pressure Service said ' centered northeastern Texas covered Arkansas today. A weak' cold front should enter the state later toay, but the front is riot expected to have much : effect on Arkansas weather because of its weakness and a lack of moisture over the state. The front is expected to dissipate before it gets through the state. Another high pressure area is following the cold front and will inject more cool, dry air into the state. The extended outlook through Friday calls for fair, dry weather with highs near 80 and Says Nation Faces Chaos And Anarchy LISBON, Portugal (AP) en. Antonio de Spinola resign- d as president of Portugal to- ay, claiming he was powerless prevent the country's slide nlo chaos and anarchy. The Junta of National Salva- on, comprising the military ulers who overthrew the heirs f the Salazar dictatorship last \pril, quickly appointed as pinola's successor Gen. Franisco Costa Gomes, long consid- red the president's top assist- nt in the junta. Spinola resigned after leftists orced his rightist supporters to ancel a weekend rally in tha general's honor. But the under- ying causes of Spinola's depar- ure were basic disagreements vith the left over the pace with vhich reforms were being in- roiluced in post-revolutionary 'ortuguese society. His departure removed tha last prominent conservative rom the six-months-old government. "I cannot and will not take part" in a "betrayal of the spirit of the government" that nought the military to power, .he 64-year-old general declared n a national telecast. PART OF COMMITMENT He said part of that spirit was a commitment to, "harmony among all political beliefs" and added: "This harmony will never be possible when on one hand the declared chiefs of some political parties make appeals to good sense and on the other liand respective active groups choose the path of psychological warfare through the big news media. and even through violence in flagrant negation of liberty." "I find myself facing evidence that the program of the movement of the armed forces is developing in a direction that would result in its own neutralization in a climate of a reversal of. moral standards within tvhich true democracy and liberty are impossible," Spinola said. He charged that there has jecn a "systematic surrender'! to "reforms carried out in a maniacal way" which threatened the capacity of the Portu- juese people to define their "democratic institutions." He said the "pervading atmosphere" was "total absence of law" that was depriving the Portuguese "of their true ability to exercise sovereignty. "In this general climate of anarchy, where everyone dictates his own law, crisis and chaos are inevitable, in flagrant contradiction to the purposes of the movement." TRIED TWICE Spinola tried at least twice to increase his own power at the expense of the younger and more liberal officers o£ the Armed Forces Movement who have held the real power in the country since their revolution: His first unsuccessful attempt resulted in the installation of a cabinet military-dominated headed by Col. Vasco Goncalves in July. His second attempt was backed by re-emerging conservative forces that had been eclipsed by the April revolution. The rightists tried to whip up support for Spinola with a big political rally in Lisbon Saturday, More Shortages INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) -- John Kyi, assistant Secretary of the Interior, predicts the United States is heading for shortages of minerals and materials that will be much worse than the fuel crisis. In an interview with the Associated Press, Kyi said the crisis will hit within five years. Kyi noted that a number of regularly used minerals and natural resource products are wholly imported to the United States. lows in the 50s. CONTINUED ON P iGE TWOJ Illness Casts Question Mark Over Ford's Political Plans WASHINGTON (AP) -- Betty Ford's bout with cancer has cast a question mark over President Ford's immediate and long-range political plans. Soon after the First Lady underwent surgery for breast cancer. Saturday, the President told aides to curtail his public schedule for the next week. Ford also enlisted Vice President-designate Nelson A. Rockefeller to substitute for him on a planned speech-making trip to Utah and California Tuesday through Thursday. Mrs. Ford is expected to bo hospitalized for at least 10 days, and White House aides say it is questionable whether the President will make any out-of-town speeches during that period. Also placed in question by his wife's illness are Ford's plans to make 25 or mor cspeeches in behalf of Republican candidates in the two weeks prior to next month's elections- As he entered Bethesda Naval Medical Center Sunday night to visit with Mrs. Ford, the President was asked about his campaign plans. "We haven't looked beyond next week," he replied. Then he was asked about a report tliat his wife's illness has caused him to reconsider his tentative plans to run for a full term as President in 1976. The response was nearly identical: "We haven't thought beyond next week." White House aides say the President's political schedule will hinge on the pace of Mrs. Ford's recovery. But they acknowledge that even before her hospitalization. Mrs. Ford was cool to the idea of her husband spending many more years in public life,

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