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FayeHeville 20 Springdale 14 Rogers 13 Benlonville 19 Farminglon 48 Prairie Grove 32 Wesf Fork 12 Gravelle (4 FSNorthside 18 Conway 7 FS Soulhside 7 Hunfsville 7 Yellville 14 Greenland 11 Elkins 6 Lincoln 0 1NSIDE- For women 3 Editorial 1 Church Directory 5 Sports .' G-7 Comics 8 Classified .....'., 9-11 Amusements 12 115th YEAR--NUMBER 113 Jlortfjtoegt The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST- Parlly cloudy, warm and windy through Sunday with a chance of showers and thuri-' derstorms increasing Sunday. Low tonight in the upper 50s with Sunday's high in the mid 70s. Sunset today 6:55; sunrise Sunday 7:15. PAGES-TEN CENTS. Leave 'Devi/'s Island' Youths Change Jails --TIMESPhoto CITY POLICE TRANSFER YOUNG PRISONERS . shown collecting belongings pom patrol car as they arrive at Fayetteville's city jail Friday afternoon By RICK PENDERGRASS Of the TIMES Staff The testimony of six juvenile inmates of the Washington County jail Friday created a menial picture out of a Charles Dickens novel and inspired Juvenile Judge Robert Maycs to term the jail "a little bit .short of Devil's Island." The six juveniles were ordered immediately transferred ·o municipal j a i l a n d M a y c s j further ordered that no juven-1 iles would be incarcerated i n ; the county jail "until this situation is resolved." ' (Five of the youths were transferred to the juvenile section of city jail almost immediately by city police. The sixth was placed in custody of Youth Bridge, a center for delinquent youths.) The juveniles, all teenage boys who have served from 7 to "10 days in the jail w e r e called into the surprise hearing by Deputy Prosecutor Ron MeCann. McCann said he had been studying conditions at the jail, especially treatment of juvenile inmates, for "a couple o f i years," but until a call Thurs-l day night from a jail employe he didn't have a strong enough case to bring to court. "I, and other county officials, have known for quite some time, that conditions at the jail were terrible, but until now I just haven't had enough to work; on," McCann said. "Part of the problem is that the kids have always been afraid to say anything." HEARING SOUGHT M c C a n n requested - the hearing after a current jail employe, whom he declined to identify, called Thursday night and urged McCann to "do something right now." Mayes agreed to the 11 a.m. hearing and McCdnn said he had not talked with any of the inmates before they entered the courtroom. ' "This is one we a r e playing strictly by ear," McCann said before the hearing. "I don't know what we're going testimony and a sworn sfalo. ment by a former jail Irusly, read by McCann, Mayes, visibly angered, said, "Obviously, ' to hear in there." McCann and Mayes assured)we're not running a resort hotel the youths there would be n o , here, but it's unbelievable to reprisals for their testimony and the hoys described conditions that would rival Dickens' "Oliver Twist." They testified lhat their diets in jail consist basically of a ration of oatmeal in the morning, coffee for lunch and a ration of beans for dinner. They testified that they were occasionally given doughnuts for lunch and that twice in the last two weeks they were given me that in a prosperous county such as this we can't afford to feed these children a balanced, adequate diet of sorts. "It could be anyone's child in there -- mine or Sheriff (Bill) Long's, and if I were the father of one of these kids I wouldn't stand for it. "And I don't intend to stand for it now. These six juveniles are to be transferred immediately to the municipal jail. powdered milk to drink. Other! From listening to this testimony than what one boy described it seems that this county, jail as "some kind of fat" in the! is just a lillle bit short of nightly beans, they had no [Devil's Island," Mayes said, meat; one serving of vegetables' in the last week a n d , no fruits or f r u i t juices in at least 40 Mayes emphasized that Friday's hearing was not a trial and that it didn't place the days. All six testified that they blame on any person, adding, never seen an egg the "Perhaps it is we, the people, i entire time in jail. jwho are to blame because wa I After listening to the six boys' I .CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO: On California Ranch Trench. Yields 17 Skeletons RED BLUFF, Calif. (-AP) -- Seventeen human skeletons, described as "very old," have been uncovered in a trench-like grave on a ranch 20 miles south of here, police say. Investigators said Friday the bones may be those of Chinese laborers who worked in the area in the late 1800s'. But officials said they would not attempt to pinpoint the age of the remains until t h e bunes are analyzed by the anthropology department at the University of California at Davis. A team of five Tchama County Sheriff's Department officers planned to return to the gravesite today and dig for more skeletons. The mass grave is about one-half mile east of the Sacramento River in rolling hills between the communities of Los Molinas and Vina. It Is about six miles from the grave of a worker identified as one of 26 victims in the 1971 mass murder case in which Juan D. Corona, a migrant labor contractor, was convicted. But investigators said there were no similarities to that cast and the skeletons found Friday were "very old." Deputy Larry Pritchard said workers at the Romiano Ranch were leveling previously unused land on the ranch to plant alfalfa when they uncovered trie-first skeleton Friday. "Approximately four feet underground they started digging up hones," he said. "They appeared to have been piled on'top of one another. It looks like a continuous ditch or trench-like deal stretching out '30 to 40 feet," he said. Pritchard said the site is about three miles from Vina, now a tiny community of about 100 persons which in the late 1800s had a population of about 10.0110 Chinese laborers. Ford Holds U Of Grain To Soviet Adjournment May Cut Off Action On Nixon's Papers Cloudy Skies In Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas weather should be partly cloudy, warm and reezy through .Sunday with widely scattered showers. The National Weather Service says the rain should end by Tuesday with the weather turn- ng warmer. A high pressure centered over Virginia currently ridges southwestward to southern Texas. This high has become stationary, creating a block that will slow systems moving eastward across the plains. A low centered at Minnesota trails a stationary front south to the extreme tip of Missouri. Circulation around the hJgh will continue to bring strong southerly winds from the south across Arkansas. Wind warnings are in effect on area lakes in Northwest Arkansas through tonight. Winds are expected to be southerly at 12 to 20 miles per hour and strong in gusts. Due to the strong blocking action of the large high to the east, little movement is indicated from the system west of Arkansas. llllllliniHH^ NEWS BRIEFS Amendment Asked WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Senator Margaret Chase Smith, R-- Maine, is urging a constitutional amendment to rovide for a special presiden- ial election whenever a President is impeached and removed rom office or resigns under hreat of impeachment. Mrs. Smith saiJ the advan- :ages of a special election would be that the new President would be chosen by the people and, in the course of his ;ampaign, would have had to take a position on whether he would pardon his predecessor. TV Competition Asked WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Philip Hart, D-- Mich., has urged the Federal Communications Commission to allow more competition between pay and commercial television. Hart, chairman of the Senate antitruse subcommittee, saic lhat present FCC rules sharply restrict the availability of programs, particularly feature films, to pay cable operators. "The producers of programming ought to be able to sell their product to any medium on reasonable terms," ho said in a letter to the agency. Solzhenitsyn Honored WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to make Soviet writer Alexander Sol- zhenitsyn an honorary Ameri can citizen. The resolution now goes t lie House. Solzhenitsyn won th *Jobel prize and has been a voice for freedom in Russia. "It is the highest honor thi republic can bestow," the Sen ate Judiciary Committee saic n recommending the move, Ford Invited WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aus tralian Prime Minister Gong Whitlam has invited Jrresidcn Ford to visit his country anc got a favorable response bu i ord saici n6 wo ci to make it on lus trip to japa and i^orea nexi mo No date was set for the tri| although Ford said he woul ike to go to Australia. Kissinger Reports WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sec retary of State Henry .Kissinge will meet with reporters Mon day in his first news eonferenc in two months. iniiiiiiriiiiiiiiriiiiiiuiiiiiiiiliiii^iiiiiiililillillilliil'lllllllllllllltlliilllEllIilMIIIIKlllllllllllllEIIIIEIIiiillllllllllllllilllilliilllfllllEllllllllilllllll l i ! l l ! I I H ! l ! l l l l l L ! l l l l l ^ l l l ! l l l l l l l l U I I I ! l l l l l i l l l l l l l i ! l , l l i l l l ! l l i h i l l l n l l l ! l l l i l l K l l l L I I ! J L I I ! U ! I I J i ! l u u l l l u l ! t i i i H i i ! i M i i n ! i i i i i n i i i i i i i u i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i i WASHINGTON (AP) -- Both louses of Congress have gone on record challenging former President Richard M. Nixon's ·ight to custody of his White louse tapes and papers. But there is some doubt that a bill giving the federal government custody can be sent to President Ford before Congress adjourns next Friday for a month. ' By a 56-to-7 vote Friday, the Senate passed a bill which cancels an arrangement- under which the Ford administration gave Nixon possession of t h e documents and which gives the government custody. It is unlikely the House can act on the measure before adjournment. It also is questionable wheth- ev congressional action can he completed on an appropriations bill which states lhat the tapes 3nd pup or s should DS kGpt under federal control, at least for the time' being. HOUSE PASSES BILL That appropriations bill, which includes a greatly reduced $200,000 fund for Nixon's transition to private life, was passed by the House on Wednesday. The Senate Appropriations Committee agreed Friday to that figure for the Nixon transition money and to the tapes-custody statement. At the lime President Fort pardoned Nixon, the White House disclosed the agreement giving Nixon custody of his documents and allowing him to destroy the papers after three years and the lapes afler five. Of The 'New Socialist Man' Castro Demands Sacrifices By GEORGE GEDDA HAVANA, Cuba (AP) One of the long-range goals of the Cuban revolution is to create a "new socialist man" willing to sacrifice his personal welfare for the common good. The aim is to keep the socialist ethics alive once the present generation of leaders passes from the scene. A deeply cherished ideal of Prime Minister Fidel Castro is a society in which money is done away with and which functions on mora Money is still very much a part of Cuban society 15 years after the revolution, but its importance is diminished. In Cuba, waiters shun tips. It is open to question whether they do so out of fear of reprisal or out of sincere disapproval of the practice. The state apparatus goes to great lengths to ensure that just ,-;bout everybody, youth especially, is kept busy at usefu! tasks. Unemployment docs not exisl have indicated a desire to leave formed Cuban school children the country. These are Cuba's social outcasts, for whom the revolution has no room. Foi high school dropouts, there arc plenty of jobs available, but the state decides which jobs go U whom. However, excess employmen presents a problem. In mans shops around Havana, there of ten arc more clerks than cus lomers. Cuba's population is young Almost half its 0.1 million citi zens have known no systen are extremely well-behaved by American standards. A reflection of Ihe puritan ·teat of the revolulion is Ihe ab sence of hippie lifestyles and provocative dress. Miniskirts are tolerated fo t practical reasons. "They sav on cloth," Castro explains. · Youths arc kept busy in - work-study programs. Aftc class or on weekends, they work in the fields or on con - struction brigades. Malingerer or those who display "socia The agrcen hat all the vhen Nixon vision promt Nelson, D-Wi CONTINUE U r\ *j* Afl L Mitch UIIMI ·% I I I ! nriNi I/run WASHING! ntcrior Dcp continuing p he Atlantic of Alaska to next year, nental or le foil its hopes iVhitakcr sa reau of Lan .he Geologic lare a sche or alternate Mexico, with ng 10 millio Sen. Edwa Mass., saici nent ptan irpl 1 - ' 1 he ciecisic · . · Cpn rTTTfft oen. 1*11111. also said th mitment to Atlantic Occ driling at mature." But Whita view Friday decision on shore in 107 The schec e l u d i n g dates, may ried out, bi Interior Dep funds and m the environ quired, Whi Whitaker cannot lega leasing dec pleting en\ and cannot until the Su a jurisdictio coaslal slat Meanwhile driving dow by reducinp encouragcm Arabia's oil also requires 5 be destroyed and that pro- Sen, Gaylord Incentives alone. in Cuba except for those who other than. Castroism. The unl- selfishness" are chastized. provided environ- Survey to pro- schedule for leasing in e Gulf of Alaska, in the Gulf of could not be pre- disastrous If it I fuly." ird P. Case, R-N.J., :an for offshore oi 1 this time is pre ^ specific lease-sale may not actually be car mental studies re laker said, noted that Interior illy make offshore isions before coni environmental studies U.S. hopes for i world oil prices demand reccivcc nl from Saud minister, Sheik 'med Zaki Yamani. Ready For A Long Trial A photographer rests atop a double railing outside District Court at Washington, where the Watergate cover-up trial is in progress. He is one of several stationed nl entrance to cover defendants' arrivals and departures. (AP Wire- photo) $50,000 Rockefeller Gift To Kissinger Is Revealed WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nel- i son A. Rockefeller gave Secretary of State Henry A. Kissin- r ger $50,000 when Kissinger left ilockcfeller's staff lo join the Vlixon administration. A spokesman for Kissinger confirmed Friday night that Kissinger accepted Ihe money ;rom Rockefeller and put it into trusts for his two children. "In early 10M, after Dr. Kis- jin'ger left Gov. Rockefeller's employ and before joining the While House slaff. Rockefeller told Kissinger he wanted to make a $50,000 gift to him at the close of their 15-year association," said the spokesman, Paul Hare. He said Kissinger has filed gift tax returns covering the cash and "the secretary understands Rockefeller also filed gift tax returns on the gift." The Washington Post reported in its Saturday edition that Sen. Howard W. Cannon, chairman of the Senate Rules Committee which held hearings on Rockefeller's nomination as vice president, asked Rockefeller to explain the Kissinger gift and others. But a spokeswoman for Can non said: "I cannot confirm or deny that." Kissinger was a foreign pol Exporters Summoned For Talks WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford has summoned exec- ulivcs of two major grain exporting companies to Ihe Whits House to discuss the administration's decision to hold up tha shipment of 125 million bushels of grain to the Soviet Union. Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, in announcing the action Friday night, also said Ford had served notice lhat he expects exporters to seek While- House approval before arranging future contracts to ship grain abroad. Officials of Conlinental Grain Co. of New York and Cook Industries Inc.. of Memphis, Tcnn., were to meet with Ford today. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz, an outspoken opponent of restrictions on U.S. farm exports, was in California when Ihe move was announced anci broke off a six-day tour .of western states to fly here for the meeting, an aide said. Some 91 million bushels of corn and 3 ( ! million bushels of wheat were said to be involved in the transaction. Officials did not disclose the value of tho icy advisor to Rockefeller for many years. A story by Peler Bchr of Ihe Gannett newspaper chain first disclosed the Kissinger gift. It and the Washington Post also reported Rockefeller gave $86,000 to L. Judson Morehouse, (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) shipment. ACTION VOLUNTAJtY U.S. officials said the decision to hold up the sale was voluntary, but they declined to say whether the Soviets or the companies or both had acceded to an administration request to (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Consumers Benefit Little From Cattle Price Decline WASHINGTON (AP) - New figures Friday showed consumers benefitled little at meat counters from a sharp drop in live cattle priced during the week ended Sept. 21. The Agricullure Department said retail bcefprices during that week were estimated at slightly more than $1.41 per pound on an all-cut basis, down 1.6 cenls from the week before. At the same time, however, the farm value of one pound of beef delivered to retail counters dropped to 83.7 cents per pound, clown six cents from the previous week. That meant the middleman sharo or spread between Iho equivalent price farmers get and the price consumers pay increased 4.4 cents in the week. Officials cautioned the figures were preliminary and are gathered weekly as a guide for helping determine where the consumer meat dollar is going. The Agriculture Department also said Friday, production of meat by federally inspected packing companies totaled an estimated 700.3 million pounds this week, up 8 per cent from the same period a year ago. Officials said total output was just about the same as the week before, although slightly less pork was turned out and a little more beef.

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