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Editorial ..,-.-...· T.... S For Women 9 Spoils 14-16 Amusements 24 Comics 26 Classified 30-32 115th YEAR--NUMBER 110 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIILE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy to cloudy turn-- ing gradually warmer through , Thursday. Low last night 51. Lows tonight in the low 40s with highs Thursday in the mid 50s to low 70s. Sunset today 6:59; sunrise Thursday 7:13. Weather map on page 11. PAGES-TEN CENTS Fayetteville Gets Discharge Permit From EPA On Sewage Treatment Plant Board Denies RezoningOn Giles Road By a vote of 4-3, the Fayetteville Board of Directors Tuesday night denied an appeal to rezone a 7.7 acre tract of land on Giles Road just south of Dorothy Jean Street. The appeal was submitted to the board after the Planning Commission on Sept. 10 refused to recommend rezcming. The petition to rezone the tract was submitted by A.E. Bowen For Leo Thomas. The petitioners, through attorney Marshall Carlisle, told the board that they wished to locate a Howard Johnson's Motel on the Property owners in the Giles Addition, just north of the tract, appeared in opposition to the proposed rezonirfg, saying that any business which would increase the flow of traffic in the area would, greatly compound an already dangerous situation. The property owners pointed out that there is only one access point to the Giles Addition, which presently causes traffic to "stack up" while attempting to cross the Hwy. 71 bypass, and that additional traffic caused by the motel . would make the situation "next. to impossible." EARLIER REZONED A tract of land just south of the parcel in question was rezoned more than a year ago to thoroughfare commercial (C- 2), but the developers contended that the previously rezoned parcel was not enough to accbmodate the planned motel. For this reason, they were requesting that the remainder of the property be rezoned C-2. C a r l i s l e countered the property owners, saying that At Annual IMF Meeting Recession Fears Expressed WASHINGTON (AP) -- A urprisingly large number of ountries are fearful that the Jnited States could push the rarld into a deep economic re- ession if it rigidly pursues its nti-inflation policies. "None of us can hope to void disaster if there is a se- 'cre recession in the United tates, " said British finance ninistcr Denis Healey at 'the innual meeting Tuesday of the nternational Monetary Fund. Others who have expressed varying degrees of concern include delegates from Italy, Belgium. Japan, Korea, the Latir 4merican nations, and IMF Managing Director Johannes Witteveen of The Netherlands. More than one delegate has referred to fears of a repeal of the world depression of the 1930s, including Italian Finance Minister Emilio Colombo. "Clearly, international laissez-faire economics will not do in the circumstances," said Colombo, whose country is in severe financial difficulty resulting in part from high oil prices. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon sought to put then fears to rest in his speech Tuesday, saying inflation, not recession is the major threat to world stability. "I do not beli in imminent da nto cumulativ though we mu ready to act qu situation chang he said. Officials of have no quarre a major proble dealt with, but that the U.S. i the wrong way The Ford a attempting to icies of spendi tight credit, bo designed to rec other ie world is of a drift cession -alert and should the xpectcdly," ;r nations inflation is at must be are worried iting it in stration is e twin pol- straint and which are demand for goods and take pressure off of prices. But Willy de Clercq, the finance minister of Belgium, said such policies have brought "a reai risk of an excessive slowing down of activity in the industrial countries,' 'although he did not mention any country by name. Wiltcvccn also said he thought demand already- had slackened in many developed countries, but that prices have not. He urged that price and wage controls be considered as ways of bringing prices into line. Selection Oi Cover-up Jury t h e proposed development would help, rather than hinder, the housing development, due to the fact that sufficient access to the property would he required before the large scale development plan (LSD) could be approved and actual development started. He said that any access required before development would ease the situation by providing a second access to the Giles Addition. Director R.L. Utley said that the rezoning should be kept separate from conditions under which an LSD plan would be approved. He said the', traffic problem already exists and that the actual rezoning would not change that problem. TRAFFIC PROBLEMS Utley pointed out that, should the re-zoning be approved, the traffic problems could be taken up when a LSD plan is submitted. "1 for one," Utley said, "would vote against it .(a LSD plan) unless it included a satis- (CONTINUED OV PAGE TWO) WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica today resumed the painstaking Drocess of selecting a jury in ;he Watergata cover-up trial. Lawyers familiar with the trial of three of former President Nixon's closest aides said they expect Sirica to be deliber ; ate and careful in' the selection process because of the massive publicity surrounding the trial. As the second day of the trial opened, Sirica advised the new group of 175 prospective jurors to be aware of "the solemnity of your duties." Some 90 members of an initial pool of 155 potential jurors were excused T.uesday after saying they would be unable to sit through the trial, expected to last at least until Christmas. For $20 a day, the 12 jurors and six alternates will be required to shuttle back and forth to Sirica's courtroom from a nearby hotel. The selection is unlikely to he completed before the end of this week, and perhaps not until Monday or Tuesday. OPENING DAY the two of Watergate news cov- and asked the first pool Waste Wafer Dumping Melvin Cambron of Route 4, Springdale, · told Washington Sheriff's office Tuesday that the Sun-Ray Sanitation Service of Springdale was dumping waste water from the Moore Drop Forge Plant on the county road deputies that lie would check with the health department as to the contents of the waste water. near his home. Cambron advised On the opening day of trial Tuesday, Sirica noted years erage of prospective jurors'.to come before him: "Is there anyone who cannot presume that the defendants who stand before you are innocent men?" There was no response. Nevertheless, the judge admonished the political j u r o r s , "keep an open mind about this case." The judge admonished them to avoid .written or broadcast accounts of the trial's first day. Accused of attempting to smother the original Watergate investigation two years ago are members of former President Richard M. Nixon's innermost circle: John D. Ehrlichman, H.R. Haldeman and John N. Mitchell. Two other lesser figures who worked in Nixon's 1972 re-election effort, Robert C. Mardian (CONTINUED ON PAGE'TWO) Energy Saving Proposals Are Under Study (AP) - A _.. gasoline, sur- natural gas and tax break for WASHINGTON stiff new fee on charges on electricity, and insulating your home are among the energy saving pro posals pondered by the Fort administration. Administration s p o k e s in er said Tuesday that these and other ideas were being circulated among White House and Cabinet officials with the aim of sending energy-conservation proposals to Congress as part of President Ford's economic package. The proposals could come as early as next week, but spokesmen and officials said they were not yet in final shape and had not been approved by the President. Among als were dustry planning for energy conservation, and to boost government publicity on fuel-saving methods. GAIN TWO WAYS A spokesman for the Federal Energy Office said the United States would gain two ways from strong forts. They would allow a Clauses Said Unacceptable Are Revised Fayetteville has received a discharge permit for its sewage treatment plant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that "we can live with," according to City Manager Don Grimes. As a result, the Board Directors authorized Grimes to withdraw a request for an ad- judicatory hearing before EPA. Grimes said city officials and engineers met with EPA cials to work out details of the proposed permit, which Grimes said he will sign and return in a few days. "The initial permit was totally unacceptable because they (EPA) were asking for things that our present plant simply cannot do," Grimes said. "We informed them of the situation and a revised permit was issued in August, which still contained some unaccept-' able clauses. A final revised jcrmit was issued late last month and I think we can live with this one." ACCEPTABLE LEVEL Grimes said that on July 18 he, along with representatives from Springdale, Rogers and Bentonville, appeared before the EPA at the Slate Department of Pollution Control anc Ecology in Little Rock. Thej asked EPA to hear them as a group and not as individuals because all face the same prob lems. Everything that the city took exception to in the original permit was revised to an acceptable level, Grimes said, making it possible for the plant to comply with the permit. "We had to ask for changes because our plant just didn't have the capability to comply and we can't wave a wand over it to make it comply," Grimes Harvest Moon The harvest monn in all its splendor silhouettes an old Washington County harn us it rises above the Ozark hills. (TIMESphoto by Good) foot- Ken Judge Takes Minimum Age Suit Filed Here Under Advisement A suit filed Monday by two Fayetleville men overturn a state the tentative propos- ideas to require in- said. He stressed 'we want to do everything we can to clean up the waters of Northwest Arkansas, but, at the same time, we wanted a reasonable time period to explore all the possibilities and put them into cf- se eking to statute that sets a minimum age on persons seeking city office has been taken under advisement by a federal judge at Fort Smith. The suit, filed Monday, in Federal District Court by Da vie Colston and John Whitehead asks the court to rule;unconsti tutional a provision lhat sets 30 as the minimum age to hole office under the ciey manager form of government. Colston and Whilehcad are seeking positions on the city's Board of Directors in Novembei elections. But both men are 28 years old. Federal Judge Paul X. liams of Fort Smith took the motion under advisement T'ues Old Glory Burns Greek Cypriot students hold lip a burning American flag torn from the premises of the International Film Festival in Salonica Tuesday night. The students were demonstrating against the U.S. policy on Cyprus. (AP Wirephoto) IlIIIIIfflllllllllllM ·MEWS BRIEFS conservation ef- reduction of oiMmports, reducing the outflow in the U.S. balance of pay- show the feet." Rain Ending By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rain should end in Arkansas today. The National Weather Service said an area of showers and Cooper, Stone Plead Guilty To Possession Of Marijuana Jimmy Cooper, 24, of Little] Rock, and John R. Stone, 35,: of Memphis, Tcnn., arrested April 20 for the sale of $10,000 worth of marijuana to federal agents here, pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington Circuit Court to charges of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Circuit Judge Maupin Cummin gs sentenced Stone to five years in the state prison. Cooper was fined $1,000 plus court costs for his part in the drug sale. The men were arrested April 29, along with L o n n i e McGuire, 24, and Sherry Hardy, 20, both of 235 S. College Ave.; and Charles C. Harris, Number 3 Lester St. POLICE NOTIFIED 23, Fayetteville police were notified April 28, by federal agents of the Drug Enforcement Ad- S3£ ministration of the U.S. Justice 3£* Department that a large drug S"v purchase would be made in the *?t\Fcity on April 29. The agents fe) informed police that about 100 pounds of marijuana would be nvolved in the sale and that itreet value for the drugs was istimated at about $30,000. The location where the pur : chase was to be made was changed several times by the dealers. Cato Springs Road was inally chosen as the purchase ;ite. McGuire and Harris were arrested by federal agents on Cato Springs Road, just south of the Hwy. 71 Bypass, after they had transacted the business and placed the marijuana in the trunk of the agents' car. Miss Hardy, Stone and Cooper were arrested in front of a laundromat on S. School Ave. McGuire and Harris were tried in Washington Circuit Court on Aug. 6 and sentenced to 10 years each in the state prison. Both men filed a notice of appeal Sept. 18 in the Arkansas Supreme Court for the Aug. 6 conviction. Trial for Miss Hardy ,is scheduled for Oct. 4 in Washington Circuit Court. light rain developed across the northern portion of the state during the night. The precipi- .ation is expected to end later loday. Rainfall reports for the 24- hour period ended at 7 a.m. include .02 at Little Rock, a trace at Pine Bluff, .07 at Fayelte- ville, a trace at Memphis and .64 at Harrison. Pedal Problems DETROIT (AP) -- One day after 1975 models officially went on sale, Chrysler Corp said today its dealers are being notified of a potential accelera lor pedal problem with some o 55,862 early-production cars be cause of a bulge in the carpe or rubber mat. The cars .affected are Plymouth Valiants and Dodgi Darts. At the same time, Chrysle; said an air brake problem ha: been discovered model Dodge trucks. in some 197 heavy dut In Sixth Day SANTO DOMINGO, Domin can Republic (AP) -- The sieg of the Venezuelan consulate en ters its sixth day with no sig of freedom for American dipk mat Barbara Hutchison and s: other hostages and no , in dication that the Dominica government will meet the te rorists' demands. To Find Customers New car owners apparently on't have to worry about find- g unleaded gasoline for their 175 models this fall. But some ervice stations are worrying bout finding enough customers ir the new grade. A nationwide survey by The ssociated Press indicates that t least half the stations it lost states already carry un- ments. And they would world we mean business" as the United States seeks to rally oil-importing nations behind a campaign to reduce demand and force international oil prices down. Another FEA source said still more · energy-saving proposals may emerge later when the agency sends its Project Inde- endence policy proposals to 'resident Ford in November. The spokesman and source provided these outlines of the conservation ideas under consideration for early proposal to Grimes said the group objected to several conditions in the original permit, such as putting city officials in jail for non- c o m p l i a n c e resulting from events over which they have no control, such as earthquakes, tornadoes and floods. Also the quality of the effluent was set too high for the p l a n t ' s capabilities. F o r example the original permit required that the BOD (biochemical oxygen demand) con- lent of the effluent for a five- iCONTINUED ON F 1GE TWOJ Woman Injured day to eaded gasoline tiore, mostly in and many rural areas ian to stock" it later this fall. Virtually all American-made ars will require unleaded fuel. Shah In India NEW DELHI, India (AP) -'he Shah of Iran arrived in Vew Delhi today to a warm vclcome from Indian leaders counting on his vast oil wealth o help them through a deep economic crisis. Prime Minister Indira Gan- Ihi, Foreign Minister Swaran }ingh and the ceremonial ndian President, Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, stood beside the gangplank of the Shah's ." and his wife Empress Farah 'alevi stepped out. The visit is vitally important Jor Mrs. Gandhi and her 580 million people, because the Indian government annually imports more than 6 million tons of Iranian crude oil and private irms several million t'ons more. Congress: --A conservation fee on gaso- ine, at 10, 20 or 30 cents pel gallon. This would raise the wice at the pump to as much as 80 cents per gallon, but a least part of the fees collected might be refunded to the public through the income tax system --Owners of homes and com Mrs. Velma Millsap, 53, of Route 2, Springdale, was released after treatment at Washington Regional Medical Center shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday following a two-car collision on North College Avo]e. Police quoted Mrs. Millsap as saying she was traveling south on College in the 2100 block when her car was struck from the rear by a car driven by Harvey Hampton Jr., 19, of Wilson Sharp House. Hampton quoted saying Mrs. Millsap stopped her car in his path. determine whether he has the jurisdiction to hear the case. Fayetleville City Atlornei Jim McCord told the board its regular meeting Tuesdaj night that he expects a decision from Williams soon. FINAL HEARINGS "If the federal court deter mines that it does have juris diction, a three-judge court wil be convened to hear a motibr for a preliminary injunction-ant final hearing," McCord told the city board. "If the federal court does no rule that it lias jurisdiction, received the impression' from Ihe plaintiffs that they will file a declatory judgment actior in state court seeking that th court declare the statute uncon stitutional." City Clerk Darlene Westbroo! was named defenclent in th suit because she refused to cer tify Colston and Whitehead undo the statutory age requirement McCord and board member Tuesday night said they wer in favor of lowering the ag requirement and some hoar members even suggested t h a the city plead no contest in th case if it were left to defen the statute. But McCord said he won know until the judge's decisio in announced whether he or th Arkansas attorney general fice will defend the statute. "I realize lhat the city's,atti- ude in this matter is that they vould welcome the candidacy f people under 30 years of age, iul I'm under obligation to lefend the statute in court, regardless of the feelings' of members of t h e board," Me- ord sfliri. "If it stays in federal court, t niay well be that the state attorney general's office ; will assume primary responsibility or the defense, acting in the date's interest. The attorney 'eneral still must decide whe- her there is enough statewide nterest to get his office involved," McCord said. Higher Food PricesSeen WASHINGTON (AP) --Food price increases in 1975 may top lurrcnt predictions Because of dller frosts in Midwestern corn and soybean areas, Agricultua Department sources say. Reduced corn and soybean can produce higher for meat, poultry and crops prices . _ . . dairy products, because the two crops are used in feed for livestock. One Agriculture Department source, who asked not be identified, said an estimate by Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Blitz that food prices may rise 8 to 10 per cent next year could be conservative if damage to fall crops is extensive. Until this latest weather trouble some were thinking retail food prices might go up 3 or 4 per cent each quarter during the first half of next year," another department official said. In other economic news Tuesday: --A 5 5 per cent pay raise {CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Awaiting Final Touches Campaign Funding Bill Set Revenge Slaying BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- An army captain, Miguel Angel Paiva, was shot to WASHINGTON (AP) -Democratic and Republican presidential candidates would j, e limited to spending $20 million each in their general ciec- lion campaigns and the government would pick up the tab under legislation awaiting final touches. The measure would place both candidates on an equal financial footing. By contrast in 1972 former President Richard M. Nixon's re-election costs ran $60 million while Democrat Sen. George S. McGovern's losing effort cost $30 million to $35 million. In addition, candidates seek- death today parently in by terrorists' revenge for slaying of leftist guerrillas, police said. , ing a presidential nomination could get up to 55 million in government subsidies to help their races. They them in would toe limited million. to spending Minor party presidential candidates also could qualify for ederal campaign subsidies, de- icnding on their percentage of he popular vote. And up to S2 million would be provided in tax funds to finance he national nominating conventions of the political parties. Public financing of Senate and Houre races, cither primary or general election campaigns, is out. It was dropped by Senate- House conferees Tuesday in a victory for the House. Senate conferees gave up on this issue after their House counter-parts refused to budge. That removed a major stumbling block to working out a compromise between (Informs Senate and House versions or the legislation. Compromises also were reached with respect to en orcement machinery and to pending 'limits for candidates or the House. Another meeting of the con- erecs is set for Thursday vhen, members said, they loped to complete work on a compromise draft. Sen. Howard W. Cannon, D- \'ev., chairman of the Senate conferees, expressed hope that inal congressional action on he legislation could be taken jefore the start of a recess for the November elections. The bill would require suo sfantially reduced levels of expenditures and contributions for campaigns for federal offices. An individual would -be barred from contributing more than $1,000 to an election cam paign of a candidate and more than $25,000 in any one year to all candidates for federal of fice. The amount that an organ- zation could contribute to a primary, or runoff campaign vould be $5,000. In-kind contributions by volunteer campaign workers, like aking voters to the polls or dis- .ributing literature, do not count. The spending limits for House candidates would be both in primary and $70,000, general election campaigns, plus an additional 20 per cent for fundraising activities. For Senate candidates th8 limit in primaries would be the higher of $100,000 or 8 cents limes the voting-age population in their state, and in general, elections $150,000 or 12 cents times the voting age population. Senate candidates also could spend an additional 20 per cent on fund-raising activities. V

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