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INSIDE- Edllorliil 4 For women ...-.]?·.· 6 Spoils .-...- 9.10 Entertainment 11 Comics ..' 12 Classified 13-M Legal advertisements ...... 11 115th YEAR--NUMBER 109 Jlorthtoesst The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Mostly clear tonight and Wednesday with cool nights and warm days. Low tonight mid ·10s; high Wednesday low 70s; sunset today 7:01( sunrise Wednesday 7:12. Weather map on page 3. PAGES-TEN CENTS Before House Committee Ford To Testify On Pardon WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford lias offered to discuss his pardon ot former President Ilichard M. Nixon before a House panel in what would be the first such congressional ap- . pcnrancc by a President since Abraham Lincoln. . George Washington was the only other President to testify in congress while in office. Ford told a House Judiciary subcommittee Monday night he wants to arrange the appearance within the next 10 days to answer 14 questions on the pardon. Questions include whether negotiations for the pardon began before Nixon resigned, whether any promises conditions were made and whether Fort: had any psychiatric or medical reports on Nixon when he granted the pardon. Ford offered the surprise personal appearance in a letter to subcommittee chairman William L. Hungate, D-Mo., as the House took up a related b i l l cutting Ford's $850,000 expense money request for. Nixon to $398,000. An effort to cut it to $200,000 was promised in response to the pardon. And Rep. Jerome 11. Waldie, D-Calif., contended that even Nixon's $00,000 pension should be denied because of the pardon's implication of "criminal conduct." A White House spokesman said Ford decided on the rare personal appearance after concluding "the d i r e c t approach was the best approach." --Whn was het pardon firse discussed with Ford or his aides and who participated in ,he negotiations for it? --Did Ford consult with others about the legal authority or the pardon, including Ally. Gen. William B. Saxbe, Special Watergate Prosecutor Leon Jaworski, .Vice President-designate Nelson A. Rockefeller or any attorney or law professor'.' K so, what is the authority? --Did Foi'd or his aides ask for "a confession or statement ot criminal guilt" and was the statement Nixon made at the time of the pardon approved in advance by Ford or his aides? --What representations were made on Nixon's behalf for the paidon? --Did Ford have any report from a psychiatrist or, doctor that Nixon was in poor health? It so, provide it. Future Price Boosts Expected To Stoke Flames Of Inflation In Cover-Up Conspiracy Trials Under Way WASHINGTON (AP) - Once-| mighty officials of the Nixon administration went on trial today on charges they tried to block the investigation of the June 1972 Watergale break-in. Al 9:20 a.m. by the courtroom clock, U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica entered the courtroom to preside in the case of "The United Stales versus John Mitchell, et al." Most of Hie seats in the courtroom were taken by a panel of 170 prospective jurors. Sirica told them he would begin by asking general questions to weed out any obviously unqualified and then question the remainder in private. Twelve jurors and six alternates will be chosen. Sirica has said he hopes to complete the trial'before Christmas. The five defendants include former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and ex-White House aides H.R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman. The defense and prosecution have subpoenaed former President Nixon as a witness. NIXON SILENT Neither Nixon nor his lawyer, Herbert J. Miller, has made any public response to the subpoenas. Monday, however, Dr. John C. Lungren, the ailing former President's physician, sale he believes il would be "al leasl a month, maybe three months," before Nixon could travel from California lo Washington. Nixon entered Memorial Hos pital Center of Long Beach, Ca lit., a week ago suffering from a recurrence of the phlebiti that troubled him during his last year in office. After he en tcred the hospital, doctors dis closed that a small blood clo had moved from Nixon's lef leg to his right lung. While still president, Nixon was named an unindicled co conspirator in the case. Presi (lent Ford subsequently grantee .him a pardon for any federa offenses committed while Nixor was in office. The defendants sought unsuc cessfully to delay the trial unti next year on thc grounds th unprecedented publicity gener ated by Watergate, includin the resignation and pardon c Nixon, would make it impos sible to find Unbiased jurors. Defendants along with Mit- chan, who claimed Ihe case he,,, Haldeman and EhrHch- agai^in ^wa^sed onjest,- lan are former Assistant Atty. thoughl was an agreement it en. Robert C. Mardian and wouldn't be used a'galnst him. :enncth W. Parkinson, one- · Later in the day, he rejected re- Mardian's request for a sepa- me attorney for Nixon's lection committee. Sirica granted a lotion Monday to 1 ate trial for for xiuse aide Gordon i lowever, Sirica ref CLEAR SKIES PREDICTED Pleasant autumn will continue in A: The National W vice forecast is temperatures tonight the 24-hour period ended at 7 a.m. The Weather Service said high pressure is keeping the skies clear over Arkansas. The high pressure ridge will move slowly eastward, but will continue to affect the Arkansas weather for the next few days. prosecution old a sepa- mer White 3. Strachan. used to dis- gainst Stra- lllllllllinilUIIIlll IBS D [ED PRESS n weather rkans.as. 'eather Ser- calling for lonight and orecast also ys and cool rtVil ni- ion of precipitation was state during rate trial. Charges against a seventh defendant, former White House special counsel Charles W. Colson, were dismissed after he pleaded guilty in a separate case. Pair Pleads Hot Guilty In Robbery Jackie Dale McGarrah, 20, and Carl Joe Vaughn, 20, both of Springdale, pleaded not guilty to charges of armed robbery at arraignment Monday in Washington Circuit Court. Trial was set for Oct. 18. The two men were arrested Kont. 9.4 in Tnrlenendence. Kan.. on suspicion of the daylight ro- bery of the Jefferson Bus Lines Depot in Fayetteville Sept. 23, in which $410 was taken. During the rdbbery of the station at 845 S. School Ave., Gilbert Baker of Route 10, a bus line customer, 'was struck in the head with a pistol and robbed of $10. The two men were arrested by Independence police the following day after a knife fight in which Buster Wayne McGarrah, 25, was stabbed. His inju- Terrorists Drop Demand For Ransom SANTO DOMINGO, Domini can Republic (AP) -- United States officials think the terror ists holding seven hostages in the -Venezuelan consulate may have abandoned their (lemam for $1 million ransom. With the siege going into the fifth day, State Departmen spokesman John King said in Washington that the six leftis .guerrillas' demands "seem t( have boiled down to safe con duct" out ot the country fo themselves and 37 terrorists in Dominican prisons. He sai that the earlier money demani had not been repealed. The Dominican governmen rejected all the demands, offer ing only to fly the six terrorist out of the country. The U.S government has consistently re fused to pay ransom or mee other demands from such lei rorisls. "The question now is o whose side is time?" one Do minican official said. He confirmed that the guer rillas have set three deadline. but eacli has passed without th threat to start killing the hos tages being carried out. The captives include Barbar Hutchison, director of the U.r Information Service in the Di minican Republic; Venezuela Consul Jesus de Gregorio, an others. , SEVENTH HOSTAGE . Bishop Hugo Polanco.^Brito.i the Roman Catholic diocese Santo Domingo reported after visit to the consulate Monda that he learned of the presenc of a seventh hostage, a messei ger named Pegero who is 21 ( 22. The bishop is now makin daily deliveries of food an medicine to the consulate an bringing out messages f those inside. He deliverei note Monday from Miss Hutch. (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Farm Meat Cost Drop Temporary - (AP Wlrephoto) PROTESTS HIGH COST OF PETROLEUM .. .Sen. Henry Jackson urges lower prices for domestic fuel as answer to import costs September Grocery Bills Continue To By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS itergent, cookies and sugar gen- The family grocery bill fol- erally went up last month, lowed an all-too-familiar up-1 while the price of pork chops ward pattern during Septem- and chopped chuck went down. her, an Associated Press mar- ketbasketr 1 -survey .'showedr although there were a few bargains at the .meat counter. The cost of eggs, laundry de- The AP 'drew up a random list of-15 'commonly purchased food and nonfood items, checked the prices'on March 1, 1973. at a'supermarket in each of 13 NEWS BRIEFS ries were not serious. Fayetteville policemen Sgt. Bill Brooks and Investigator George Coffman went to Independence, accompanied by two victims of the robbery who picked the- men out of a police lineup. Both men signed extradition waivers and were returned to Fayetteville. Taken into custody with t h e two men were Buster Wayne McGarrah: Jimmy McGarrah, wanted for parole violation in Benton Countv: and a 16-year- old Madison County girl sought as a run-away. Both men are also wanted by Carroll jumping County police for bond on charges of burglary and grand larceny. Veto Threatened WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford today threatened to veto a bill containing an amendment to cut off military aid to Turkey, declaring the measure would destroy any hope for the success of U.S. efforts for peace in Cyprus. Kissinger Fears Cuts NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger has ended another phase of lis efforts to get negotiations on the Cyprus crisis started again, reporting progress but fearful that his work is being undermined in Congress. Although most of his attention today was turned toward the Middle East and meetings with Arab leaders, Kissinger reportedly was planning to attack leaders of a congressional drive to cut off military aid to Turkey. Kissinger said he made progress in talks Sunday and Monday with Foreign Ministers Ge'orgc Mavros of Greece and Turan Gunes of Turkey. But the secretary reportedly feels that his accomplishments were jeopardized by Senate passage Monday of an amendment sponsored by Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D-Mo., to cut off American aid to Turkey be cause of its use of American arms in its invasion of Cyprus. A public rebuke of the amendment was expected tc follow a telephone conferenci this morning between Kissinge: and President Ford.' Doctors Optimistic WASHINGTON (AP) -- First Lady Betty Ford's doctors say they remain optimistic for her "prolonged survival" despite discovery of some cancer cells in lymph gland tissue removed during breast cancer surgery. And the President said he ertainly shares that optimism, although he said the pathology eport raises some questions. Statistics indicate that finding f cancer cells in lymph nodes n such cases usually dirnin- shes chances for a long-term Crash Hurts Driver SPRINGDALE -- A 23-year- old Fayetteville man was in- Pfco Entered cities and rechccked at the be ginning of succeeding months. The latest check showed that during September the bill for the 15 items went up in 11 cities and down in two -- Seattle, Wash., and Salt Lake City, Utah. On the average, the bill at the start of October was 2.3 per cent higher lhan it was at the beginning of September and 12 per cent more than at the start of the year. The latest price boosts in the AP survey generally reflected higher farm prices caused by drought and bad weather in the Midwest. There is some hope for the future, however. The Agriculture Department WASHINGTON (AP) -- A decline in food prices promises consumers some temporary good news, but airline costs may be headed upward and a 10-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax remains under study 'by the government. The executive committee of President Ford's new Economic Policy Board, meanwhile, is meeting daily to consider proposals put forth during a month of economic summit meetings completed last weekend. The Agriculture Department reported Monday that its farm price index declined 2 per cent from Aug. 15 to Sept. 15. tha first drop since last spring. But the report contained a warning of possible future problems. Much of the decline was attributed to lower farm prices for cattle and hogs, because farmers have been sending more to market. This would mean lower meat prices this fall. But at least part of the extra animals are breeding stock, which means there wilt be fewer pigs and calves next year, and therefore less meat later on. The report included evidence of what happens when farmers cut down their breeding stock -- prices of eggs and poultry went up 13 per cent during the month following cutbacks by old 1 ayetteville man was in- saj(i Monday that prices paid to jured this morning when the farmel . s d r o p e d 2 cent car .he .was .driving smashed| from Al|g , 5 lo Sept I5 tho into the rear, of a Springda e , irst dedine since last ing _ T.V. Cable, van on Huntsville T]le | ower f a r m prices cou!d Avenue. I mean lower supermarket prices Donnie Nale, Route. 1. Fay-ijn a couple of months -- if etfeville, was reported in satis-[retailers pass along the sav- factory condition at Springdale ings. Memorial Hospital from chest injuries. Police said his car hit t h e , f u i u e to rise in 1975, although at van driven by Raymond Grif-ja slower pace than in 1974. The fith, 27, of 2405 Jill Circle. Grif-|1974 boost in food prices is ex- fith's van was stopped in front nected to be between 15 and 17 of Foremost Dairy on Hunts- per cent, officials say. ville Avenue while waiting for EGG PRICES UP the car ahead to turn left. Nale. The latesl AP survey showed suffering- Administration officials have said that food prices will con- Kenneth B. 1 Milligan Jr. of · was cited for no driver's license,that the price of a dozen, me_ 'ayetteville pleaded guilty in i and defective brakes. Washington Circuit Court Monday to charges of burglary and ;rand larceny. He was arrested Aug. 4 for he break-in of a car belonging ,o Bettye Pool of Fayetteville. A stereo tape deck and two stereo tapes were stolen in the burglary. The matter was taken under advisement by the court for two years. Ships Collide GREAT YARMOUTH, England (AP) -- A Finnish tanker and a small American-owned oil rig supply ship collided in the North Sea late Monday, and the British coast guard said the Motorist Hurt dium white eggs went up during September in 12 of 13 cities checked. Eggs were not available at the 13th supermarket. A Lincoln woman suffered Dcs P ite the increases, however. minor injuries in a two-car °Sgs remained cheaper than accident at about 1:45 p.m.. (hey were at the start of the ui.i.iu^iiL' uv auuui. i.-au jj.iu. . . .» . . Monday at the intersection O f;y e a r . averaging 13 per cent less the Hwy. 71 bypass and Wed- tha ? the y dld at thc beginning ington Drive. Injuries to Mrs. ol January. of Route Deter which remained ' gency treatment. Fayetteville police said Mrs. Weyl was hurt when her car| ber, due to higher manufacturing costs caused by increases in prices charged for poultry farmers. HIKES SOUGHT The Civil Aeronautics Board · reported Monday that four of [he nation's airlines have asked 10 increase domestic fares by 4 to 7 per cent Nov. 1 because of increased fuel costs. Other airlines reportedly are considering similar moves. The must approve fare hikes, but it has said it will go along vilh those that can be justified by the rising cost of fuel. That cost is now two-thirds more han it was a year ago. Air fares already have increased 11 per cent since last Dec. 1. President Ford reportedly akes a dim view of the proposal that the new federal econom- c policy include a 10-to 20- cents-a-gallon gasoline tax. But Press Secretary Ron Nessen. said Ford is keeping an open mind on Uiis and other suggestions. The tax is one of several pro- losals under study and a White Souse spokesman said Ford is expected to spend much of his .imc this · week discussing a broad range of suggestions. The President is expected to unveil his new economic, policy next week. Meanwhile, Gulf Oil Co. announced that effective immediately the wholesale price of all grades of gasoline is being increased 1.5 cents a gallon. In addition, the price of No. 2 fuel 011 will rise 1.6 cents a gallon. Ford spoke Monday to the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund, telling the delegates that international unselfishness is needed to solve -he economic crisis. He said the Jnited States wants "solutions to serve our 'broad interests, rather than narrow self-inter- struck a vehicle driven by' raw ' malcr ; a | s Jerry M. Sample, 25, of Route The price ,, f launc | ry deler- !· igenl went up in nine cities dur- Sample told police he was I ing September, rising an aver- southbound on the bypass when!age of 8 per cent. The price Mrs. Weyl's car pulled out from [went down in one city and was captain and engineer of the Wedington Drive (Hwy. 16),; unchanged in three. mangled American vessel were missing and feared dead. striking his vehicle in thc left! Center cut pork chops went down in seven cities, with the declines ranging up to 30 per iCONTINUED ON PAGE TWO, side. As Political Murder Toll Rises Violence Casts A Pall Over Argentina EDITOR'S NOTE -- In three months, 100 persons have been murdered in political violence sweeping Argentina. The killers come from both right-and left- wing terror groups, low a clap o Ithuuder, a door slammed shut too loudly causes alarm. Here is a report on the situation. Says Nixon Can't Testify Dr. John Lungren (ells reporters Monday al Long Beach, Calif., that former president Nixon, about to leave hospital, Isn't iihlr la (ravel to Washington to les- (Ify in thc Watcrgalo cover- up (rials. .(AP Wircphoto) By MORT ROSENBLUM BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A plague ot polilical violence has fallen on Argentina from downtown Buenos Aires lo the desolate Andean foothills. Nearly 100 persons lave been murdered since the start of July, and no one knows vho will be the next victim, or ivhy. Sunday night movift crowds fill the streets of th capital, outwardly gay and relaxed. But a car backfire, or even a loudly slammed door, sends alarm Heeling across happy faces. Life goes on in the rich rural provinces, but there is a gnawing uneasiness. A carload of youths speeding down a back road may be kids on a spree. Or it may be a-carload of guerrillas seeking victims. Some Argentines react to the jombings, machine gunnings, kidnapings and torture with a philosophic shrug such ;hings always happen to the other man. Many others are at the point of hysteria. Residents of the plush Palermo district in Buenos Aires were rocked in their beds by an explosion early Monday. That afternoon they read that nn exiled Chilean leftist, Gen. Carlos Prats, and his wife had been blown up by a bomb under their car. Men believed to be Marxist terrorists machine gunned a military staff car latci' Mon- day, wounding two officers and an aide. Another guerrilla shot at a colonel elsewhere, but missed. The army had just buried a lieutenant colonel and a lieutenant, murdered by guerrillas who said they were taking revenge for 14 to 16 comrades who they claim were executeJ while prisoners of the military. Often news of a killing is re ccivcd with nothing more lhan a shake of the head and sighs of resignation. There is often no longer surprise. Three well-organized under ground armies are at war, On the right is the Argentine \nli-Communist Alliance. On Energy Plan Under Study WASHINGTON (AP) Treasury Secretary William E. Simon said today President Ford will outline a program of energy conservation to Congress next week that may include some mandatory energy control. Simon said the only leverage oil importing nations have to wing about lower oil prices is to reduce consumption and in^ crease domestic production of he left the Marxist 'eople's Revolutionary Army mrt the Monloneros, the most adical element of the Peronist Youth. The gunmen's goals are numerous. Some leftist guerrillas want to overthrow the government. Others mant to take control of the Peronist movement, which is now dominated by conservatives. Rightists want tc speed up the slow process ol arrest and trial. Some groups kidnap for ransom; others lake revenge for past vicjience. Olh ers just make mistakes. energy resources. But he gave few clues on what the President might specifically propose. "That's being studied now," he said when asked at a news conference if mandatory nieas- ires would be included. "That's or the President to decide," he told reporters prior to a formal address to the 126-nation International Monetary Fund's annual meeting. 'We arc confronted with the threat of inflationary forces so strong and so persistent that they could jeopardize not only the prosperity but even the stability of our societies" Simon

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