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Up Jlorthtoest For Details Of Season's First SWC Victory See Page 1C ITS* YEAR--NUMBER 114 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1974 ^·70 PAGES-2S CENTS U. S. Exporters Agree To Halt Shipments Of Grain To Russia Soviet Grain Reserves At Highest Level A News Analysis By GEORGE A. KRIMSKY MOSCOW (AP) -- Washing' Ion's decision to suspend shipment of 125 million bushels of grain to Russia creates no immediate problem here because Soviet grain reserves are at their highest level in three years. But it could cramp plans for expanding the country's meat production. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz said in Washington he suspected the Soviets wanted American grain to maintain their livestock population. He said President Ford obtained a voluntary agreement Irora exporters to suspend the sale be- · cause it would boost U.S. grain prices and ultimately the U.S. consumer's grocery bill. The Soviet Union is expected by Western experts to harvest the, second largest grain crop in its history within the month. It comes on top of an all-time record harvest the year before, and observers here agree that the Soviet Union is not in pressing need of grain shipments from abroad. After a disastrous harvest in 1972, the Soviets purchased · a full 25 per cent of the American wheat crop, approximately 440 million bushels. At that time they paid $1.65 a bushel. Since then the price has climbed to . about $5 and now hovers "around ?175. BIG CROP The Soviets, while not yet forecasting Ihe year's total harvest, are expected by western THE GIANT BARRIER OF THE STAIRWAY . .looms e'txn larger, than lije to jormsr student Leroy Baugus in this double exposure (TIMESphoto by Rick Pendergrass) For Handicapped At UA Road Blocks To Education experts to reap about 200 million tons of grain. This might be short of the 1974 target of 205 0 million tons but is still second to the Soviet record 1973 crop of 222.5 million tons. That bumper harvest, which ran 25 million tons more than expected, enabled the Soviets to agree to deferment on shipments of contracted U.S. wheat until after the 1973-74 American crop could he better estimated. In February, the Soviets agreed to deferment of approximately 48 million bushels of the 125 allow the United States to bolster its reserves. The 1972 grain sale, facilitated by the adminislralion ol former President Richard M. Nixon, called for Soviet purchase of $750 million in American-grown grains over a three- year period. Although Ihe Soviet grain picture is probably healthier than it has been for several years, il is by no means tolally sound. If meat output goals, given priority in the 1971-75 plan to improve the Soviet diet, are lo be mel, the Soviet Union probably will have to rely on some feec grain imports through the nexl decade, western exnerls said. IOCAL FORECAST- Partly cloudy, warm and windy wilh a chance of thunderstorms today, turning cooler tonight and Monday. Highs today in the upper 70s with lows to- 'night near 60. High Monday in the mid 70s. Weather map on page 7D. By I'BUlrY TIMES Staff Wrifer Six-inch curbs, eight-toot-wide parking spaces, standard-sized drinking fountains, r o a d medians and a flight of stairs map out me everyday onstacie course for handicapped students attending the University of Arkansas. Sludents in wheelchairs, blind students, students wilh prosthe- l l l l l l l l M i l l l l l l l f l J l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l i n E l l l l l E i r l l l l l l l l l l l l H I i n i i n n i l l l i f l l l i n i i r i t l E l l l l l l l l l l l i n f l l l l l l l i n ^ l l l l l l i r i n t i r i l l l l l t l l l l t l i n i l l l l l l l l l l l l l i r i l l f l l i r 1 i l l U ! l l ] I E I ! l l l l l [ l u ! I I I E I I I I I I I l l l l l l l i l l U I I H I I ! I E I I I I I I ! l [ l l l i [ l l l j l [ ! l l ! l [ ! l l l l [ l l ! l l l ! i l l l l l ! ^ Hi WS BRIEFS Si loam Man Killed SILOAM SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) -- Albert Myrick, 55, of Siloam Springs was killed Friday night when his car, traveling at a high rate of speed, ran off Arkansas 59 and hit a Bridge abutment, State Police said. The accident occurred one- half mile south of Ihe Missouri- Arkansas line. Few Accept- Amnesty WASHINGTON (AP) -- Only a comparative handful of fugitive draft dodgers and military deserters has taken up President Ford's condilional amnes- ly offer made nearly Ihree weeks ago. Meanwhile, conlinued opposition from both anti-amnesty groups and advocates of no- strings amnesty, some of whom proclaimed a boycott, suggests that the wounds Ford hoped to heal slill are open. Moncy Stolen SPRUMGDALE -- B o n n i e Rogers of 1406 Thompson Ave. lold police lhat a melal box containing $278.25 was taken from her residence sometime during the pasl week. The box was reportedly taken from a cabinet Police said Iherc was no sign of forced entry. May End Standoff SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The Dp- minican government appeared ready Salurday to renew negotiations " to end a week-old standoff with leftist terrorists and free an American diplomat and six other hostages. Despite the government's enunciation of a tough no-talks policy, Dominican police installed crank-type field telephones Saturday at the he- sieged Venezuelan consulate, with no explanation from the govern ment. limmriimi ll«UI!ni!llllUI]n!llll|[|l![!llj|!IU[!l|l!lll!lll[||!l[||||[|||l[[|||![[!ll!l!]t!l!l!![|IIO^ As Strike Threat Grows Industrial Stockpiles Of Coal Running Low - NEW YORK (AP) -- With coal stockpiles running low, steel mills and some coal-burn- .ing electric utilities are powerless fo defend against a threatened strike by coal miners in November, industry spokesmen say. "At this point, there is nothing the steel companies can do," said a sleel securities analyst who asked not lo be Idenlifled. "There just isn't any coal lo add to industry stockpiles." Steel companies say they have Iwo-to four-week supplies of metallurgical coal needed to make coke used in sleelmaking. Coal-burning utilities use a more abundant and less expensive grade of coal called sleam coal, but their slockpiles are reported running 20 to 55 per cent below the 9fl-day reserve they consider normal. Electrical energy derivec from coal accounted for 43 per cent of the nation's total kilo- wait hours in July, according to the latest figures from the Federal Power Commission. Natural gas was the second largesl source, but provided less than half of coal's electrical generation. ' The Federal Energy Adminis- Iralion is preparing conlin- gcncy plans to diverl some coa supplies from utilities to other induslries and to embargo coa exports in the event of a walkout by Ihe miners when their contract expires Nov. 12. The (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) -ic devices have no s p e c i a l acilities or counseling services on campus ant! few provisions or their particular circumstan^ So several handicapped per- ons together with Ibe president if the Associated Student Jdvernmenl. Jerry Lawson, ilan to meet with UA president Dr. Charles Bishop at "10:30 a.m. Tuesday to seek his support in- making the campus more accessible to handicapped students. Lawson will attend the meeting armed with a resolu- ion passed last Tuesday night y the sludenl senate. The resolution pointed out that the senate went on record in 1972 a s k i n g that architectural barriers to handicapped students be removed and that the $50 parking fee to reserve a disabled s t u d e n t a parking space be lowered. Since no action was taken on hese recommendations, the senate voted to launch "a new and comprehensive assault" on architectural barriers, using Ihe efforts of the handicapped stu- 'lenls themselves. The resolution specifically noled lhat many buildings, restroom facilities, water fountains, parking spaces and educational as well as extracurricular activities are inaccessible to the handicapped student. FIRST-HAND TESTIMONY A handicapped former student, not in school this semes- Icr, Leroy Baugus, explained the problems that he and his wheelchair encounter. "The first thing you coine to is the parking l o t , " Baugus said. He noted that although the traffic department claims there arc 20 or 21 spaces for disabled students on campus, he can only find 13. "The t r a f f i c department never said where Ihe spaces were," he dryly coin- men led. "These spaces should be a' least 12 feet wide so a person can open Ihe car door all the way." Baugus said, referring to people who have to remove spe cial equipment licm the car. "Persons with prosthetic devices, such as legs, have to kick them out straight, into position. But you can't kick on a four-foot device if there's onlj a, two-foot space." Baugus .said disabled student parking spaces in lols are only eight-foot-wide. , Spaces tha open onto the street a r e also dangerous because the handi :apped student has to spend ime in the line of traffic. The next obstacle is the surbing. Campus curbs range rom six inches to 18 inches [CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Woman Killed In Springdale SPRINGDALE--A 32-year-old Springdale man is being belt vithout bond by. police in connection with the shoolinj? death of his wife early Salurdaj morning at Ihe couple's home Formal charges are expectec o be filed Monday morning in W a s h i n g t o n Circuit Cour Dale Candle Ave. Police Chief Joe Simms sai that his department received a call at 12:19 a.m. Saturday reporting a shooling at the Caudle Avenue address. When police arrived, Simms said, thej 'ound Mrs. Barbara Fields, 28 lying on a couch in the living room with a bullet wound ii tier forehead. Mrs. Fields was taken a m b u l a n c e t o Memorial Hospital Springdali and later transferred lo Washington rlegional Medical Center where she died at 10:35 a.m., Simm: said. TURNS SELF IN According to Simms, polici legan a search for the woman': usband after it was learnec that the couple had been having marital difficulties. Simms sail' Jaat Fields telephoned th police department and said tha be would turn himself over t authorities. Fields, accompanied b; liis attorney, surrendered t police at the station at abou 2:30 a.m. He was jailed fo invesligaton of assault with in tent to kill at that time, Simm said, because the woman hai not yet died. A decision will oe made Simms said, on exaclly wha formal charge to file \yhen a autopsy report is received b police from the office of th county coroner. Initial reports indicate tha the woman was shot once the forehead wilh a .22 calibe pistol, he said. Mrs. Field's five children wer home, but asleep, at the Urn of the shooling, Simms said. Contracts Are Withdrawn At Ford's Reqyest WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prescient Ford won 'cancellation aturday of contracts Dy two xpprlers to ship $500 million of rain to the Soviet Union. Press Secretary Ron Nesscn aid the contracts were can- elled at Ford's request lest .ley boost American grocery *. ills by aggravating a tight upply situation reflecting a clis- ppoinling harvest. Earlier Saturday, Agriculture ecretary Earl Butz said the rain deal had been halted but lot cancelled. Expressing dismay that the evicts gave no advance vvarn- :g they planned massive pur- hases of corn and wheat, Butz aid, "We wish they hadn't one it." Nessen announced that 'grain xporters are being invited ere Monday "to help formu- ate a system of voluntary coop- ration and reporting that will ssure reasonable supplies lo oth domestic and foreign isers." The press secretary said, "It s anticipated that this volun- ary cooperative effort will enable the United States lo avoid the imposition of general exporl controls." Ford, according lo Nessen, expressed to the grain . exporters who had made deals with he Soviets "his strong concern over the potential domestic irn- act that such sales could have at a time when the Uniled ilales is experiencing a disappointing harvest of feed :rains." STRONG CONCERN Nessen said company representatives who met with Ford 'evidenced Iheir full willingness to he responsive to these' crucial domestic concerns" and added, "The two companies are now making arrangements for lie cancellation of these eon- racts, in accordance with the government's request." The halt on shipments of 91 million bushel of corn and 34 million bushels of wheat was negotiated at morning-long White House conferences with fop officials of two major exporters, Continental Grain Co. of New York and Cook Industries, Inc., of M e m p h i s , Tenn. Meanwhile, Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wash., announced Jiat the Senate Permanent In vcstigations Subcommittee which he chairs will hold hearings Monday on the grain-shipment halt. He said executives from the two grain companies and government officials would testify. "We want an explanation of .lie eleventh-hour action by Ihe White House," a Jackson aide said. Bulz broke off a six-day western tour to return from California to join Ford and Treasury Secretary William E. Simon at ihe meelings. The agricullure chief indicated Ihe adminislralion has gathered evidence the Soviets ivere planning still other grain purchases that presumably now will be held in abeyance. Moscow's contracts with Continental and Cook were signed Thursday and Friday. Butz said the Continental and Cook deals "obviously would have 'a buoyant effect prices" in the United Stales by reducing already-tight supplies, especially of corn. HARVEST DOWN He said an Agriculture Department crop report next week expected to show the corn harvest "down modestly" from earlier forecasts that had nol lived up to original expectations. He said the corn crop has suffered from a "triple whammy" of a we spring, dry summer and early frosts. In a formal stalemenl, Bulz said Ford "expressed his desire to protect Ihe supplies of bolh corn and wheat to assure ade quale supplies lo bolh U.S. con sumers and regular oversea; buyers without the need to general export controls." Tony Dechant, president ( (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) BUTZ EXPRESSES DISMAY . . .that Russians gave no advance warning of planned purchases Long Denies Food Charge Washington County Sheriff Bill Long Saturday denied accusations lhat he had been skimming money from a fund for prisoner's food and forcing inmates to live on short rations. The accusations were made Friday during a hearing in Juvenile Court in which six -juvenile prisoners at the -jail were ordered transferred to Fayettevilte cily jail. Judge Robert Mayes was requested by Deputy Prosecutor Ron McCann after McCann received a call Thursday night from a jail employe who asked him to "do something right After hearing testimony from six juvenile inmates of the jail and hearing McCann read from sworn statements by former inmates and employes of the jail, Mayes ordered Ihe juvenile in- Cycle Wreck Kills Woman DUTTON-- A young woman motorcyclist was killed Salurday aflernoon when Ihe motorcycle she was riding collided with a pickup truck on Hwy. 16, a half- rnile west of here. Dead is Miss Lee Allen 'uttle, 24, of Dutlon, (Madison County). Slale Trooper Joe Edmonds said Ihe woman was killed al about 2 p.m. when she ap- parenlly crossed the center line and slruck a pickup, driven by Sanford S. Gray, 55, of Pettigrew, head-on. A third vehicle, a molorcycle driven by Robert Bryant, 17, of Petligrew was also involved in the accident. Gray and Bryant were not injured. Gray told Edmonds that he was Iraveling west on Hwy. 16 when he noticed that Miss Tullle's molorcycle was on his side of Ihe highway. Gray said he applied his brakes jusl before Ihe impact and lhat Bryant / hit the rear of Ihe pickup as males and all juveniles in th« Aiture to be transferred to municipal iail. In making the ruling, Mayea said the Washington County jail was "a little bit short of Devil's Island." Long said Saturday the accusations about short rations at the jail were exaggerated and mostly u n t r u e "I wasn't aware that we had any problem with the feeding at the jail," Long said. "I discussed this with my em- ployes responsible for the meals and there seems to be quite a difference belween what the {ids supposedly said at the Tearing and what happens to De the Irutb. RESENTS ABSENCE "Of course, I don't know exactly what the kids said because nobody told me anything all over. They called the press and everyone else, but they didn't even let me know there was anything going on," Long said. McCann said after the rearing h e w a s a f r a i d Ihe youths "would not testify openly and candidly in th9 presence of the sheriff. "I've had nothing hut problems wilh lliose six kids, anyway," Long said. "They'va ijiven us trouble the entire time Lhey were here, so I say it's fine with me lhat Mr. Mayes sent them to the city jail. They were just extra trouble to fake care of. "But I will say that Mayes was way out of line with lhat s t a t e m e n t about Devil's island." Long said. "I resent thai. Those kids were not misused and I guarantee you they were getting a good, basic diet." Long said he invited any county official and any member of the news media to a meal at the jail "just to see what we have. This facility is second to none." Long was accused of spending only a fraction of his average, $1,100 monthly food allowance on food for prisoners and pockeling the excess. "That's just not true," he said Salurday. "1 vo been spending about $300 .less than I drew a monlh. You can't hardly call'- that a fraction." 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