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For women 3 Editorial y 4 Sports 13-M Amusements Ifi Comics 17 Classified 18-20 115th YEAR--NUMBER 111 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1LIE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1974 LOCAt FORECAST- Parlly cloudy and warmer through Friday. Low last night 37. Low tonight mid 503 to near 60s. High Friday in low to mid 70s, Sunset today 0:58; suntisa Friday 7:14. Weather map on page 12. PAGES--TEN CENTS Natural Gas Shortage Seen In Almost Every Area Of The U. S. producers. Much of ITTMESphoto By Ken Good) OLD HOUSE BURNS · .. .three Fayetteville /iremen direct a stream o] water on jlames at the back oi the Old Lafayette House Arson Investigated In Lafayette House Fire A fire that may have been started by arsonists destroyed the old Lafayette House at 325 W. 'Lafayette St. late Wednesday night. Fayetteville Fire Chief Charles McWhorter said t h e house was "pretty well gutted." McWhorter said the fire was reported at 10:32 p.m. and that firemen spent about four hours controlling the blaze in the rambling frame structure. The blaze apparently- started in the main floor apartment in the rear center portion of the building. The house is owned by the University Baptist Church and was unoccupied except for a caretaker who lived in a basement apartment. Firemen said no one was home at the time of the blaze. CONTROL TROUBLE McWhorter said firemen hac some trouble in trying to control the fire because they coulc not get to the attic of the structure dup to the fire on the main floor. Holes had to be cut in the roof to allow water to be pumped inside the building. Firemen are continuing their investigation, McWhorter said Abandon Demands SANTO DOiMINGO, Domini can Republic (AP) -- Terror ists holding an American worn an diplomat and six others hos tage for almost a week said to day they were abandoning de mands f o r $1 million ransom and release of political prison ers. Declaring that conditions in side the besieged Venezuela Consulate had become intolci able for both terrorists an their hostages, the terrorist,* leader said the gunmen noi would accept safe conduct on of the country to Mexico o Peru. dding that arson is a definite ossibility. A church spokesman said that only recently pur- he church based the erved notice for all occupants, building and had except the caretaker, to vacate the premises. The officials said they, had considered restoring the .structure, but will'.now demolish the building. Greece Plans Nov. 17 Vote ATHENS, Greece (AP) -Greece's first parliamentary Sections in a decade are sched- iled for Nov. 17, and a referpn- _um to decide whether the monarchy" will be restored is jromised by Jan, 1. Premier Cpnstantine Cara- manlis' government announced he return of democratic elec- ions Wednesday night. It said a new caretaker government leaded by Caramanlis would be ormcd in the next few days to replace the "government of na- \onal salvation" formed last July after the collapse of the military dictatorship that over- hrew the last parliamentary government in 1967. The date of the referendum on the monarchy is to be announced within 15 days aftel ,he election, and the vole is to be held within 30 days of the announcement. The government did not say whether Greece's last king, 34 year-old Constanline, would be allowed to return to Greece pri or to the referendum to pleat the case for restoration of the monarchy. He fled to Italy in December 1967 after an unsuc cessful attempt to oust the mi!i tary junta and now lives ii Britain. George Papadopoulos, tlv leader of the 1967 military (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) CLOUDY, WARM IN FORECAST By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas weather should be partly cloudy and warmer through Friday. The extended outlook Saturday through Monday calls for scattered showers and a few thunderstorms' over the slate Sunday. The National Weather Service says it should be slightly cooler Monday. A large high centered in central Indiana, currently rid'ges southwestward across Arkansas to southern Texas. This high has kept the skies clear over Arkansas. The high, combined -with very light winds, has produced excellent conditions for cooling. The weather service said temperatures have dropped to near record levels early today under the high's influence. House Votes To Slash Nixon Funds WASHINGTON (AP) - The House h a s overwhelmingly voted to slash former President Richard M. Nixon's expense money to $200,000 but rejected an effort to cut off even his pension as repudiation for Wa- lergate. Senate action is still required on the measure. President F o r d originally asked $850,000 for Nixon. The . House also acted to hold Nix- tenal costs, on's White House tapes and pa gathered for pers in Washington until Con gress acts on proposals to make them public property. Cutoff of Nixon's $55,000 pen sion was proposed by Rep. Je rome R. Waldie, D-Calif., who said that would be the House' last chance to register its ver diet that Nixon's "service wa not honorable, not deserving o reward." But Waldie's effort was re jected 344 to 46 after Rep. Howard W. Robison, R-N.Y., appealed to the House to "end this vengeful spirit," APPROVE COMPROMISE In a compromise between nothing and the $398,000 approved in committee, the House chopped off another $198,000. The action was on an $8.4 billion supplemental appropriations bill that appears headed for r President Ford's veto because the House boosted it $384 million above his,budget. . The bill was approved 317 to 72. Hours earlier. President Ford's historic appearance before a House subcommittee to answer 14 questions on his pardon for Nixon had been set for a week from today. Chairman iWilliam Hungate, D-Mo., of the House Judiciary subcommittee said the session will be open to live broadcast coverage. Ford will be the first president to appear personally before a congressional panel for questioning since Abraham Lincoln's appearances during the Civil War. The cut In Nixon's Safety Requirements Blamed School Bus Prices Going Up (AP) -- Safety re- for next year's CHICAGO quirements chool buses may push price ags beyond the reach of many .chool districts, industry and safety officials say. Some school districts already are feeling the pinch of price likes of 25 per cent or more in he last year, said Edward T. Clayton of Blue Bird Body Co. of Fort Valley, Ga. The firm is one of six major school bus the increase in prices is due to higher raw ma- But officials who a National Safety Congress meeting in Chicago said Wednesday they expect additional hikes .to result from safety advances such as paddec seat hacks and guard railings, Exact costs have not been tabulated, they said. A .66 - passenger bus now costs from $14, 000 to $16,000, depending on I safety specifications in a given state, Clayton said. Clayton predicted that continued cost hikes would mean 'schools in some states will be operating 10-year-old buses." Robert B. Kurre, an engineer :or the' Wayne Transportation Jo. of Richmond, Ind., said in a telephone interview that it's too early to measure the sales impact of price increases. He said most school .districts submit orders early in the calendar year for fall delivery. A spokesman for the School Bus Manufacturers' Institute in Washington, D.C., agreed. James Tidings, chief engineer for Thomas Built Buses Inc. ol High Point; N.C., said from 12 to 25 school bus passengers die annuslly. Government figures put the annual death toll at 25 to 35, with some 5,000 injuries. One major change proposcc y the government would require foam padding on lop, )ack and sicies of seats on next year's models. "Seat design has completely changed in the last two or three years," Clayton said during a :anel discussion on school bus safety. Some states already require seal back and guard rail padding and some manufacturers have made them standard equipment. He cited other recent safety improvements, including elimination of rough interior metal edges and corners. Tidings said safety improvements not only push prices higher, but such features as sa- East Coast Apparently Hardest Hit fer seals cut available space, meaning districts will need more buses to carrry the same number of children. Officials said the new seats may cut bus capacity by us much as seven children. False Arrests May Increase With Computer WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new survey by the General Accounting Office suggests that false arrests could occur more and more often as police around the nation turn to computerized crime files. Sen. Sam J. Ervin. D-N.C., who has already introducer legislation to limit the use of criminal records, is drafting still another restriction such occurrences. "Obviously," Ervin recently, "a suspect Change Life Style WASHINGTON (AP) -- The end of cheap oil will force the industrialized nations to change their life styles. Iran's finance minister says. Hushang.Ansary has been the only man to answer the scores of finance ministers who have complained for three days here about the . disastrous effects wrought on their economies by the four-fold prices increase in oil expense money to $200,000 was proposed by Rep. Joseph P. Addabbo, D- N.Y., in two separate amendments. He said that would be enough to cover Nixon's expenses for sorting out his records and answering more than 500,000 letters and would still encourage Nixon to cooperate in making his tapes, and documents available to the public. Addabbo said, "If we give him ho funds, we can expect no cooperation from him." MONEY APPROVED The $398,000 Nixon money approved in committee included $245 000 for a six-month transition period and $153,000 for longer-term expenses. An Addabbo amendment to cut the $245,000 to $100,000 was approved 342 to 47 and an amendment to cut the $153,000 to $100,000 was approved 321 to 62. Efforts by Rep. Louis Stokes, D-Ohio, to cut everything except' the $55,000 pension were rejected. An amendment by Rep. Sidney Yates, D-IH., to prohibit use of federal funds to remove Nixon's tapes and papers from federal custody in Washington until Congress acts on proposals to make them public property instead of his personal Cyclist Injured Alan D. Campbell, 22, of 2575 W. filh Street, is in serious condition at Washington Regional Medical Center today following a car-motorcycle collision Wednesday night. Police said a car driven by Patrick H. Millwee, 18, of Little Rock, pulled from a parking lot on Hwy. 62 west into the path of the motorcycle. The cycle caught fire and hurncd. Millwee was cited for failure to yield the right »f way. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) NEWS BRIEFS property was voice vote. approved by Flag Raised For First Time Home Burglarized Mayor James Scanlon of Greenland told sheriff's deputies that a stereo turntable, amplifier and 100 stereo albums were stolen from his home Wednesday evening. Scanlon said he left his home unlocked while he went to Drake Field. Trade Bill WASHINGTON (AP) -- Special federal aid for communities significantly hurt by imports has been approved by the Senate Finance Committee. Under a proposal approved W e d n e s d a y , a community whose manufacturing jobs are lost or threatened by imports would be eligible for direct federal loans and loan guarantees Quake Hits Lima LIMA, Peru (AP -- A sharp earthquake jolted Lima today collapsing several old houses in the downtown area. The quake New Federal Building Opens The new federal office building at College and Mountain is now open for business, but don't be surprised if things are a little confused the first couple of weeks. F e d e r a l agencies began moving into the new offices this week as workmen wore still putting finishing touches on floors, walls and windows and doors. Kenneth Collier, manager of thu building under the General " Services Administration, raisdd the American flag in front of the building today for the first time. Collier said several agencies have moved in already or are moving in today, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Soil Conservation Service; the Agricultural Sta- bilizalion and Conservation C o m m i t t e e ; t h e Federal Housing Authority, and the marketing 1 service of the Fruits and Vegetables Division of the Department of Agriculture. Some offices of the labor department and the GSA are expected to be moving in today. Collier said Rep. John Paul Hammerschmidt has leased an office in the building and federal courtroom facilities are installed, though office space hasn't been occupied yet. He said federal court is scheduled in the new building beginning Ocl. 21. Social Security and the Internal Revenue Service arc expected to complete a massive moye to office furnishings and equipment by the end of October, Collier said. He said the new building is expected to be dedicated about the middle of October, though no date and no details for the ceremony have been established. The building will house only government agencies, and most of the space has been leased by the GSA to other federal agencies, though a few small rooms remain unleased, Collier said. was felt throughout centra Peru, causing undeterminec damage. Newsmen counted six in jured, bul there were no immme- diate official reports of over-al casualties. The quake struck at 10:2 a.m. EOT, causing panic in Lima. To Address Congress WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres ident Ford is expected to ad dress Congress on his new eco nomic and energy program nexl Tuesday. Ford's plans were disclose: Wednesday in an address in "''-- * Jones Presi Conned Heat Deaths SHELBY. N.C. (AP) -- Four men died and two were hospi- alized after drinking a canned uel containing deadly methyl Icohol, police reported. A spokesman for the Cleveand Memorial Hospital identi- ied the dead as William Davis r., William H. Hopper, Talmadge Gillam and Ben Smith, 1 of the Shelby area. Another man, Lee Smith, was ransferred to a Charlotte hos- iilal. in critical condition. Half Filled RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) -- The Archbishop of Can- erbury joined Billy Graham or the opening of the American evangelist's Brazilian-crusade, jut less lhan half Ihe vast ilaracana stadium was filled. Graham filled Maracana, the world's largest soccer stadium, w i t h an estimated 200,000 people for a rally in 1960. There were 85,000 on hand Wednesday night for the first meeting in he five-day crusade Graham is lolding in predominantly Roman Catholic Brazil. Sealed Envelope WASHINGTON (AP) -- For- New York by Sidney L. deputy assistant to the dent for economics and deput counselor for economic policy. said with his hands against the' patrol car ... will not be able to convince thai officer that an arrest record , . . is inaccurate or incomplete and thai he was exon- eraled for the arrest and should not be arrested." In a statement entered in the Congressional Records, Ervin warned that increasing computerization of criminal records, known as rap sheets, "could enormously magnify the risk of false arrest because of instantaneous use of incomplete or inaccurate or irrelevant past arrest information." HANDLED MANUALLY The GAO study, commissioned by Ervin's constitutional rights subcommittee, noted the bulk of police requests for criminal records from the FBI and from state files still are handled manually. U often takes as long as two weeks for the replies to be delivered by mail or teletype. Consequently, "criminal history information was used primarily after an individual was arrested," said GAO investigators. The data showed that records obtained from manual files were used prior to an arrest in fewer than 10 per cent of the CONTINUED ON P *GE TWO) By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Public utilities are warning businesses across the country that they may not gel natural ;as for heating this winter. Some utilities are refusing to accept new customers, industrial or residential. An Associated Press survey showed there is a shortage of natural gas in almost every area, with the East Coast apparently facing the most severe problem. Natural gas provides 31 per cent of the energy used in the country. Spokesmen for the utilities and some state officials blama the Federal Power Commission for the shortage. They say tha FPC ceiling price for natural gas is too low and discourages exploration. "The companies need more money to explore and get additional gas," said George I. Bloom, chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission. Other officials note that as fuel oil became more expensive, many people switched to natural gas, boosting the-de- ina,nd over a short period of imc without development 'of new supplies. Meanwhile, The Associated Press learned that federal officials are preparing contingency plans to deal with a possible shortage of coal if miners walk out when the current coal contract expires Nov. 12. DIVERSION PLANNED The plans include diversion of some coal supplies from electric utilities to other industries, an embargo on coal exports and standby legislation under which industry could be ordered to cut Oack on produc- f n ~ nrevent tion - The i' also ncl| ide plans to 1 seek legislative authority for an excise tax on electricity in the event of a need to reduce demand. The contingency plans are outlined in a memo from the Federal Energy Administration to the Interior Department. Tha AP obtained a copy of the memo. Last June, the FPC revised its pricing system for natural gas, replacing a series of regional limits with a single,national price of 12 cents per 1,009 cubic feet for so-called "new" gas from wells that began operation after Jan. 1, 1973. Previously, the price ranged from 19.9 to 34 cents per 1,000 cubic feet and averaged 27 cents, tha commission said. The government action was expected to mean another boost in prices for consumers who already are paying more than last y e a r . A spokesman for Minnesota Gas Co. said, for example, that rates for residential customers are 12 to 14 per cent higher than last year and industrial customers are paying 30 per cent more than they did in 1973. The shortage will hit hardest at "inlerruptible" customers -large industrial users whose contracts call for them to ba cut off in times of trouble. These customers make, ar- r a n g e m c n t s f o r alternate [CONTINUED ON PAGE TWOF Saudi's Petroleum Minister Forecasts New Mideast War WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sheik I The Harvard-educated "oil Zaki Yamani, Saudi Arabia's m j n j s t e r portrayed Saudi petroleum minister, warns that | A r a b j a as a ri . icnd of tha another Middle East war could break out months if in the does not force Israel to pul! back all the way to its 1967 borders. "All the ingredients of anoth- cr war are here we don't mer President Richard M. N i x on's lawyers sent a sealed envelope to U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica today, apparently containing the expected request that Nixon be excused from testifying in the Watergate cover-up trial. The judge was still in his closed chambers when the envelope arrived, continuing for the third straight day the meticulous procedure of trying to selecl an unbiased jury for the months of trial ahead. have a full Israeli withdrawal," Yamani told 17 newsmen al a dinner Wednesday night. However, if Israel yields all the land occupied during the 1067 war Saudi Arabia should; be able to persuade all Arab members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to sharply reduce current oil prices, he said. "I assure you if we can solve the (Israeli) problem the price of oil will come down," Yamani told his guests. Together Arab slates produce some 24 million barrels of petroleum a day. Yamani's theory is that Iran and Venezuela, the two top non-Arab producing nations, would not withstand a united Arab drive for lower prices. the next six( U n i t c 1 states anci a steadfast United Slates j advocate within oil councils ot lower prices. Were it not for. Saudi Arabia, he said, petroleum would now sell at $15 to $17 a barrel instead of about "It's all in America's hands," he said. "Israel's only source of power is the United States." : Yamani advanced two major reasons for Israel to settle now with its Arab neighbors by giv- ng up all of its gains from the 1967 war. Ordinary Americans, finding oil prices on the rise, are questioning whether the current level of U.S. support for Israel is in their interest, he said. Also, Yamani said, the Arabs are growing ever stronger militarily. "We're not suggesting Israel should disappear," he said^ "The United States can give it security. But the Palestinian! who lost their homes have to ba treated as human beings." ,

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