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INS1DE- Edllorlal 4 For women · c Sports : 8-11 Amusements 12 Comics .... 13 Classified 14-17 115th YEAR--NUMBER Jlortijtoegt CimeS The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVII1E, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1974 LOCAL FORKAST- Mostly cloudy and mild through Saturday with a flight chance ot showers. Low last night 55. Lows tonight in the upper 50s with highs Saturday in the mid 70s. Sunset today 6:56. Sunriso Saturday 7il5. Weather map on page 3 ; PAGES-TEN CENTS Peremptory Challenges To Jurors In Watergate Cover-Up Trial Increased Widespread Layoffs Increase Nations Unemployment Rate WASHINGTON (AP) -- Widespread layoffs pushed the nation's unemployment rate up to 6.8 per cent of the work force last month, the highest level in 2'/2 years, the government reported today. Another 440,000 workers The American flag Is raised over the new federal office building at College Avenue and Mountain Street for t li e first lime Thursday as the Flag Raised building officially opened. The building will house only government offices. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) BULLETIN Terming conditions at' the Washington County jail "little short of Devil's Island," Juvenile Judge Robert Mayes at noon today ordered all juvenile inmates transferred immediately to the Fayetteville city jail. Mayes acted after hearing testimony from six juvenile prisoners on jail conditions and lack of sufficient food. In issuing the order, Judge-Mayes directed that no other juvenile offenders he placed in the county jail pending a full, formal hearing on the matter.. The action climaxed a series of complaints on treatment of juvenile jail inmates. Judge Denies Separate Trials For Two Men On Drug Charges joined unemployment rolls in September, bringing the total to a seasonally adjusted 5.3 million, the Labor Department said. T h e increase in the Jobless rate, from 5.4 per cent in August, was the largest monthly increase since last January when it also rose four-tenths ol one per cent. Unemployment has b e e n creeping up gradually for the past several months and is expected to rise above six per cent late this year or in early 1975. Last October the jobless rate had dropped to a 3V4-year low of 4.6 per cent. Since then the number of unemployed persons has risen by 1.2 million. President Ford, who wilt send his economic program, to Congress next week, has indicated he will propose an expanded public service jobs program using federal funds to enable state and local governments to hire the unemployed! WOMEN AND YOUTHS Most of the unemployment ast month took place among women aged 25 and older and among teen-agers, particularly males 18 to 19 years old. Dec 1 i n i n g college attendance among young men, coupled with the slower growth in jobs, contributed to the higher joblessness among youth, the government said. Total employment was reported up by 350,000 from August to September. Over the past year, total employment has climbed by 1.4 million, half the year-to-year gain recorded in the previous year. -The in- tends of an hour. The average hourly pay for a manufacturing worker last month rose eight cents to $4.51. while weekly earnings averaged $181.75,- up from August's $177.64, the department said. Among the major labor-force groups, the jobless rate for full (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Motions by attorneys for Dennis E. Cordes and Bob Phillips of Springdale for separate trials, merger of offenses and a preliminary hearing, were denied Thursday by Washington Circuit Judge Maupin Cummings. Cordes and Phillips are charged with the June 1 and 14 sales of $5,000 and $20,000 worth of amphelimines to federal undercover agents in Fayetteville. Trial will be held Oct. 11. They were tried on Sept. 17 for a May 31 sale of $500 worth of amphctimines to fereral agents. Both men were con- Plea Entered In Tot' Sale ' Only one day 'before her scheduled trial in the sale o 100 pounds of marijuana Sherry Hardy, 21, of Fayet tcville, .pleaded guilty in W a s h i n g t o n Circuit Cour Thursday to c h a r g e s o possession of a controlled sub stance with intent to deliver. Judge Maupin Cummings withheld formal sentencing pending an ordered pre-scn fencing investigation of he background. She was among five person arrested April 29 after the sal' of the marijuana valued a $10,000 to fereral drug agents. Others arrested with Mis Hardy (now Mrs. Lonni M c G u i r e ) were Lonni McGuirc. 24 and Charles Harris, 23, both ot Fayettevill John R. Stone, 35, of Memphi. Tenn., ami Jimmy Cooper, 1- of Little Rock. FOUND GUILTY McGuirc and Harris wer found guilty by a Washingto Circuit Court jury Aug. G an sentenced to ID years each the stale penitentiary. Slon was sentenced to five years an Cooper was fined $1,000 plu court costs on Oct. 1 aft* pleading guilty to the charges Defense attorneys asked th the charge be reduced to a mi .demeanor in the hope Mis Hardy could serve her time the county jail isntead of b ing sent to the women's unit the state prison. Prosecuting Attorney Mahli Gibson countered by saying 1 JCOJJTINUED ON P/1GB TWO) cted and sentenced to 10 ars in the state penitentiary. Judge Cummings denied a fense request for a second sychiatrie examination for ordes, who had previously en examined at the State ospilal in Little Rock and und to be without psychosis. ATTORNEYS' PLEA Attorneys for the two · moved ept. 26 for separate trials be- luse "the jury would have an isurmountable difference in stinguishing the alleged acts the defendants against those the co-defendant." The two had also asked that ic final two. offenses be merged into one offense so that ic sales would be listed as transaction. J u d g e Cummings ruled gainst the motions, ordering he two to stand trial together nd on the two separate tiarges. The two men were arrested line 14 by federal, state, ounty and city law enforce- icnt officers at the Northwest rkansas Plaza, following the ale of 150,000 amphetimine ablets to narcotics agents. The ale of the drugs, believed to le largest buy of its kind ever n. Arkansas, was set up by igents after the May 31 and line 1 sales. Both men had entered inno :ent pleas to the charges. crease was negated in the unemployment picture by additional job seekers. Both white and blue collar workers felt the effects of the slowing economy. Both categories registered increases In joblessness. Heavy layoffs were reported in manufacturing, construction and wholesale and re- ail trade. Construction's unemployment rate, at 12.4 per cent, rose to its highest level In four years. Within goods - producing industries, employment gained slightly in September due to a reduction in strike activity. In September, the average work week ot factory workers remained at 40.1 hours while factory overtime fell by two- Ford Believed Against Hike In 'Gas' Tax WASHINGTON (AP) -- Price cuts by two major oil companies and renewed indications that President Ford is against increasing federal gasoline taxes have provided motorists at least some temporary good ews. But Melvin R. Laird, a friend and informal adviser of Ford, called Thursday for the adoption of standby authority for gasoline rationing, saying it will be needed sooner of later. The gasoline price cuts were announced by Mobil Oil Corp. and Amoco Oil Corp., a division of Standard Oil Co. of Indiana. Mobil reduced gasoline prices by 2 cents a gallon and Amoco made a 3 cent-a-gallon cut. Amoco also lowered its price on No. 1 and No. 2 distillate oil by 3 cents a gallon. The cuts were effective immediately, and are in line with federal regulations linking wholesale gas prices to firms' crude oil costs. Both oil companies confirmed that cost cuts for motorists are certain only at company-owned stations. Independent dealers will pay lower wholesale prices but they determine their own pump prices. NO INTENTION The indications that Ford op- Aftermath Of Wreck Nancy S. Phillips, 16, of Route 4, Huntsville, was released after treatment at Washington Regional Medical Center Thursday afternoon following a one-car accident on Hwy. 45 near Goslien. State Trooper Tommy Williams said Miss Phillips was traveling west on the highway when she lost control ot the light car and struck a culvert on the north side of the road. (TIMES- photo by Ken Good) To Fight High Food Prices Curbs On Agricultural Cooperatives Urged WASHINGTON (AP) -- A confidential staff report of a Republican anti-trust task force urges curbs on the'power of big agricultural cooperatives as a means of fighting the high price of food. The report already has been criticized by the House panel's members, some of whom represent rural districts. Chairman Rep. H. John Heinz III, the Pittsburgh pickle heir, said his task force discussed the. report Wednesday and found it premature and in need of further study. "It does not represent.the position or views of the task force," he said, stressing that the report had ' not been intended for publication. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the confidential re- NEWS BRIEFS Return Approved LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -Richard M. Nixon's doctor says the former president can return to his San Clemente estate today, ending 12 days of tests and treatment at Long Beach Memorial Hospital for phlebitis and a blood clot in one lung. Dr. John C. Lungren told newsmen Thursday that he would issue a final report on Nixon's illness later today, after his patient's expected departure, and outline his diagnosis of the illness, future treatment land the course of his recovery. poses raising the federal gasoline tax came both from Rep. Bill Archer and White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen. Archer, R-Tex., said Ford disclosed that he has "no intention of sending a proposal for a 20-cent gasoline tax increase to Congress." And Nessen said that while the tax was among options suggested to Ford, the President opposed it. Laird issued his call for standby rationing authority while moderating a conference on world oil problems. "Sooner or later a rationing system is going to be needed," he said. He said some $100 billion per year is flowing to oil exporters and in six years the transfer may amount to $600 billion, an amount more than the value of all stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange. So Laird predicted that eventually rationing will 'be necessary, coupled with taxes to discourage energy use. Theft Reported Gary Chaiicey of 302 N. Olive St. told Fayetteville police this morning that someone had stolen two stereo speakers, seven pairs of pants and 15 handmade shirts from his car while it was parked in a l o t on Dickson Street about midnight. Chancey told police that the right rear window had been broken out of the car. He said that an eight track stereo unit had been, heavily damaged but not stolen in the break-in. Over Embankment HARRISON, Ark. (AP) State Police said Louis A Young o£ North Little Hock was killed early today when his car went off a 50-foot embankment after rounding a curve on U.S Administration sources, meanwhile, said Ford will announce soon that Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton will replace Treasury Secretary (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) 65. Trooper William Partlow sait the wheels of the car droppec oft the road when the car rounded a curve. The car latei overturned several times. Four other persons were In jured in the accident which oc curred near St. Joe in Searcj County. To Supply Fuel LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The iabcock Wilcox Co. of New York announced today that it ias received a multi - million dollar contract to supply nucle- T reload fuel for Arkansas 'ower Light Co.'s unit one of he utility's Nuclear One power tation near Russellville. The contract calls for 10 batches of uranium dioxide fuel ind, associated services. The fuel will be produced at the New York firm's com mercial nuclear fuel plant al jynchburg, Va. Reduces Demands SANTO DOMINGO, Domini can Republic (AP) -- Terror ists holding seven hostages in the Venezuelan consulate for a week have scaled down their demands, but the Dominical government is expected to hole out for full surrender. Shouting from a consulat window through an improvisec cardboard megaphone, guer rilla leader Radames Mende Vargas told newsmen cond tions inside the consulate wer becoming intolerable. prt Thursday. Among its recmmendations: --A ban to keep corporations hat process fnod from joining armer - style cooperatives, 'hich enjoy : cer!ain anti-trust xemptions. This might force quidation of one big co-op that Iready controls half the chick- ns sold in the United States. TO PREVENT MERGERS -An amendment to allow the ustice Department to go to of Sirica Issues Order Raising Trial To 27 WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica issued an order today giving prosecution and defense attdr- leys in the' Watergate cover-up trial a combined total of 27 per- emptory'challenges to jurors. The judge, allowed attorneys [or the. five, defendants a total of 15.challenges for the regular jurors and three additional for the panel .of six alternates. . The prosecution will be allowed six challenges for the regular, panel.and three for the alternates Lawyers need not cite any reason-when dismissing a potential juror, through use of peremptory challenge. · In . his - order Sirica disclosed that defense attorneys had refused to a g r e e to allow the irosecution more than six chal- cnges. "The court was willing, and s willing, to grant additional challenges! to the defendants rovided-there were no objec- ions·· to -a -proportionate increase in challenges for ths government," Sirica wrote. "But to -grant the defendants five challenges each while rer stricting the government to six challenges, would effectively give one side, the defense, the power to select the jury," he added. Meanwhile- Sirica and attorneys continued interviewing potential -jurors in an effort to form a large enough panel to complete-final jury selection. NOT RELEASE MOTIONS The judge has indicated he will not'release motions filed ourt to prevent mergers armer cooperatives -into giants uch as the three dairy co-ops hat control 25 per. cent of the ation's milk. Under current aw. co-ops legally may grow to ny size it they avoid predatory methods. --Study of an i d e a to dis- ourage expensive advertising f brand-name foods through ax laws. The report said such idvertising tends to discourage :ompeting new brands from en- ering the market. --Freedom for independent lupermarkets to join coopera- ives to produce their own low- jrieed house brands, such as hose sold by chain supermarkets. --More democratic arrangements for farmers in voting on 'ederally regulated markets for milk, fruit and vegetables. Coop managers presently are able to cast bloc votes for all their members, even it a majority disagrees with the manager's position. The Heinz committee, called the Republican Task Force on Anti-trust and Monopoly Problems, seeks to fight inflation by f o s t e r i n g competition a n d avoiding wage and price controls. Heinz said he is not repudiating the staff's report on the food industry, which was based on several days of hearings held a few weeks ago, but he said the panel has not adopted it. "We did not feel we had all the facts," he said. by former ' President Nixon seeking to quash subpoenas demanding his testimony at the trial until after selection of the jury. Asked. Thursday when he thought selection of the 12 jurors and six alternates would be completed, Sirica said, "I think we have a good chance for the early part of next week." Sirica talked to newsmen after He and prosecution and defense lawyers had spent a day in a locked courtroom Interviewing potential jurors. After nearly seven hours, they had completed only 10 interviews. Five persons were excused, apparently because the judge or the attorneys felt they had indicated bias. Five" remained on the panel, still subject to one more round of challenges. Each potential juror was asked nearly 100 questions. Sirica formed a panel of .144 potential jurors for this nhasa of the selection process.. Unless the pace picks up markedly; it tCONTtNVrED ON PAGE TWO In Field Of Graduate Education 'Premier Campus' Of UA To Remain Here The Fayetteville campus of the University of Arkansas will remain "the premier campus" of the system in the field of ;raduate education, Dr. Charles E. Bishop, UA president, said Thursday. Speaking meeting of to a luncheon the Fayelteville Rotary Club, Dr. Bishop said he thought Fayetteville should be the only campus in the system to offer doctorate programs, with the exception of the Medical Center. "Let me tell you that I regard it as a campus that must remain vigorous, that must take positive and constructive steps in the immediate future to enhance its contribution to the people of the state," he said. Dr. Bishop added that It "is he only comprehensive multipurpose campus of the system with undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and extensive programs of research and public service." The new UA president said the state Board of Higher Education is recommending a legislative appropriation of $21,501,000 for the Fayetteville campus for the first year of the next biennium, an increase of about $2,150,000 over the present fiscal year. He praised the "interest and support" the area's legislators had shown in the University and its programs, adding thai he was conlid^it "They wil' 1 strive to secure legislative approval for full funding of the state Board of Higher Education's recommendation." Dr. Bishop singled out for specific development during the next biennium the School of Law. He noted that the addition to Waterman Hall would increase the capacity of the school from 400 to 600 students. He said the University had requested an additional $134,000 for the first year of the biennium and $174,000 for the second year, with which to employ seven additonal faculty members and otherwise "enhance the quality of this particular program." Dr. Bishop said that presently the School of Law has the heaviest teaching load on campus, with a ratio of 25 students to each teacher. Employment of the additional faculty members would reduce this ratio to 20 to one, he said. In the field of graduate education, he said that the University "must make special efforts in the biennium to strengthen graduate education a t F a y e t t e v i l l e through faculty specialization." Dr. Bishop took noto of con struction under way or for which funds have been approved on the Fayetteville campus, including a new business administration buliding, the first phase of a plant sciences building, an addition to the Fine Arts C e n t e r , the addition to Waterman Hall, an abattoir at the University Farm, the renovation of Old Main, and the extensive addition to the athletic facilities. However, he said, the Board of Higher Education is recommending the legislature provide only renovation funds for the Fayetteville campus in the new appropriations. The major project under these appropriations, he said, would be the $3 million renovation of Memorial Hall (the old Student Union) for the Psychology Department, which is essential if the department is to retain accreditation -lor its doctora' program in clinical psychology. For the system as whole. Dr. Bishop listed two main areas which he said it is falling behind programs in other states. "The first." he said, "is the computerization of library resources which, for example, could make the information contained in the Fayetteville Library available to the libraries in · every other college in-the.slate. The second is the development of a centralized computer system for all Arkansas higher education." Dr. Bishop said that requests for funds for these programs would be submitted to the Board of Higher Education and the General Assembly. Military Aid Bill Changed WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate and House conferees, faced with a presidential veto threat, have softened a measure under which U.S. military aid to Turkey could be suspended. Acting Thursday, they alsu killed altogether a Senate- passed cutoff of military assistance to Chile. The conference committea made the changes in a contini uing resolution that would allow spending for foreign aid and other federal programs to pro^ ceed, basically at l a s t year's rate, until Congress acts on regular appropriation bills for the activities. The foreign aid portion totals some $2.6 billion. In a compromise on the Turkish aid issue, the conferees agreed to suspend the assistance until President Ford certifies that Turkey is complying with U.S. foreign aid laws "by making good faith efforts to reach a negotiated settlement with respect to Cyprus." Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D- Mo., had sponsored a tougher amendment to cut off all military aid to Turkey unconditionally. He said the Turks had violated aid laws by using U.S.-supplied military equipment in the invasion and partial occupation of.Cyprus. Ford had served notice Tuesday that he would veto a bill containing the Eagleton amendment. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, R-Mass., author of the compromise, said his subslituta.was acceptable to the White House, promise "a washout" and said he would seek to have' the original language reinstated by th« full Senate. · ...

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