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INSIDE- Editorial ....·.-... 4 Eco-Loguc ,..._ 5 For Women ..;.;.. 0 Sports 8-3 Comics 10 Classified 11-13 Legal Notices ....... 12 Amusement* ^x. ..... .;.xc- ,:·.. 14 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper LOCAL FORECAST- Falr and cool tonight * n d Tuesday. Low tonight in (ho mid 40s, with a Tuesday high near 70. Sunset today 6:52; sunrise Tuesday 7:17. Weather map on page 3. 115th YEAR--NUMBER 115 FAYETTEVILIE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1974 ·£·14 PAGES-TEN CENTS Brezhnev Pushes For New Action In Arms Talks BERLIN (AP) -- Soviet party chief Leonid I. Brezhnev has declared that it is time to "move further ahead" in disarmament talks, a restatement of standing.Kremlin policy. The prod came in a speech Sunday as Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger prepared to travel to Moscow on Oct. 23 for talks on nuclear weaponry and as Americans and Russians arc meeting again in Geneva for strategic arms limitation talks (SALT). Brezhnev used a live 70-minute appearance on East German television to reiterate Soviet proposals on limitation of strategic armaments, reduction of troops in Central Europe, destruction of chemical weapons, Withdrawal of nuclear vessels from the Mediterranean area and cessation of underground nuclear tests. .U.S. officials in Washington said an initial reading of the speech indicated no new proposals. · The . Soviet leader, in Easl Berlin to participate in the observance of the 25th anniversary of the East German stale, said previous agreements or arms controls "are not functioning badly. The SALT talks resumed last month after a six-month recess and a gloomy assessment by President Ford at his Aug. 28 news conference that there was no uniform U.S. position. SALT 1, the first round, established a rough parity of nuclear weapons. SALT If, which began in November 1972, was to have dealt 'with controls on the quality of nuclear weapons, hut a virtual deadlock developed. The negotiations adjourned March 19 in hopes that the July summit between Brezhnev and former President Richard M. Nixon would produce agreement on how to proceed. The summit produced only marginal agreements. Kissinger is expected to seek ways to unlock the talks during his visit this month. Ford Expected To Seek Income Tax Surcharge Long Santo Domingo Siege May Be Hearing Its End " SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- A flurry of police activity at the Venezuelan consulate, where left- .ist terrorists have been holed up with an American diplomat and six other hostages for 10 days, spurred speculation today that the siege may be nearing an end. Dominican authorities moved dozens of newsmen, photographers and television camera crews almost out of sight of the two-story, consulate Sunday. -·.Police and a special army unit cleared a two-block area around the building, and three vehicles drove . onto the consulate grounds through an adjacent churchyard. But there was no sign of activity from inside, either by the half-dozen terrorists or the hostages. The hostages include Barbara Hutchison, 47, head ol the U.S. Information Service in Santo Domingo. Dominican police earlier called for the unconditional surrender of the leftist rebels, who claim allegiance to the Jan. 12 Movement. It had been reported that the government of President Joaquin agreed to let Balaguer had the. terrorist: leave the Dominican Republic, but the government had deniec this. The hostages, also including two Venezuelan' consular offi t CONTINUED ON PAGE TWOI Lawmakers Face Busy Final Week WASHINGTON CAP) -- Con- .iress, in its last week before lonth-long campaign recess, as two appearances by Presi- ent Ford and a resumption ol foreign aid battle on its chedule. President Ford will outline is anti-inflation proposals to a oint session of Congress Tues- ay afternoon. On Thursday he s scheduled to appear before a ·louse Judiciary subcommittee a answer questions about his lardon of former Presiden -tichard M. Nixon. Foreign aid is scheduled to ome up in mid-week, in House md Senate action on a com iromise continuing resolution money bill under which mili ary aid to Turkey could be uspended. Under threat of a veto, Sen ite and House conferees Topped a mandatory cutoff on aid to Turkey and substitute anguage acceptable to the iVhite House. Under the substi Lite, aid would be suspended .nttl the President certifies hat Turkey is "making gooc aitli .efforts to reach a nego iated settlement with respec o Cyprus." ISSUE PUSHED Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton, D \lo., sponsor of the mandatory :utoff language twice adoptee y the Senate on 57-20 and 59-29 rates, said he would seek to re ommit the conference report He contends that an aid cutof s mandatory . under existin; aw because of Turkey's use o J.S. military equipment in th nvasion and partial occupatior if Cyprus. The House is scheduled to de 'ote the first part of the week o a continuing battle over corn nittee reorganization propos als, then take up agricultun appropriations, and conference 'eports on mass transit sub iidies, veterans education am lampaign financing. The Senate takes up toda bills to set a 10-year term for 'BI director and to terminate (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Cemetery Wall Repaired Prairie Grove 4-11 Club members place a finnl stone on repaired wall at Confederate Cemetery in Fayetlevillc. The wall had long been in disrepair. Club efforts saved t h e Southern Memorial Association an estimated $2,000. From the top the workers arc Curtis Newell, Ray Poinricxtcr a n d Phillip Powers. (TIMF,Sphoto by Chuck Cunningham) British Seek Terrorists GUILDFORD, England (AP -- Police searched today fo wo young women seen hurry ng away shortly before bomb devastated two tavenrs, killin "ive patrons and wounding 65. "We have little doubt that thi was the work of the Irish Re publican Army," one detectiv said. 'Our first priority is t ind two girls seen behavin suspiciously before the explos ions." The women were spotted run ning through an alleyway nea ;he two crowded pubs just be fore the explosions Saturda night. The taverns were regula haunts for military men an women from nearby bases. T« servicewomen were among th dead, and 11 were woundec The others killed were tw male members of the Sco' Guard and a civilian. Police said the bombing were typical of the IRA, whic is battling to oust the Brills from Northern Ireland an unite the province with th Irish Republic. Oil Leaks From Punctured Tanker The tanker Mcsslniaka Bergen lies in its berth at New Haven, Conn., surrounded by oil that leaked, the Coast Guard said, after the ship punctured its hull while entering harbor. Booms were set up to prevent the oil spreading, hut traces were reported on beaches in the area. (AP Wirephoto) Oil Conservation. Key Sought By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS American fuel conservation efforts' have lost some of their steam, and experts in and out of government are calling for new w a y s - t o save energy and slow the inflationary flow of dollars'to oil countries^ An Associated Press survey completed on the eve of Presi- Upcoming British Election Greeted With Voter Yawns LONDON (AP) -- Joe Coral, he bookie, is using newspaper ads to drum up betting action on Thursday's general elec- ions. That's how bored the British are over the elections deemed by the three major larties as Britain's most im- orlant since the dark days o1 World War II. The columnists, editorial vriters and commentators on he telly are calling it the dullest election since the dawn of .he modern parliamentary system, and a Gallup poll just out reports the lowest voter interest in a quarter of a century. The issues are compelling enough: rising prices, militant :rade unions, the Common Market, high mortgage rates, unemployment, nationalization of industries. The fault see to lie with the timing -- only seven months since the last elections -- and with the candidates, who have met too - often in the past decade on the fielc of ennui. TV interviewer David Frost, who used to commute across the Atlantic in search of mean ingful chit-chat, recently was host to the three major candi dates on successive talk shows. Labor Prime Minister Harblc Wilson; his predecessor at No 10 Downing St., Conservative Edward Heath, and Libera Jeremy Thorpe were gossipy lively and urbane, each accord ing to his public mold. In sum it made exciting, in formative political talk. Did i interest the -electorate? Fros arnered better audience rat- ngs and more headlines a ·eek earlier when Martha Mithell held forth on Watergate nd politics in America, But the tedium at the top of he political tree has not pre- luded more lively laborers Isewhere in the parliamentary 'ineyard. During ' the - weekend Una {roll, family doctor, drop-out nglican nun and mother of our, led a march through the Condon suburbs of Sulton and 2hoam as the only women's ·ights candidate in the field. A few miles away in the Lon- lon suburb of Lambeth Norwood, Gay Liberation Front :andidate Malcolm Greatbanks, i university lecturer in Engish, was campaigning as "the only openly homosexual candidate in the country." By Independent Analysts Sluggish Auto Sales Forecast DETROIT (AP) -- Independent analysts forecast little improvement in car sales in 1975, but their predictions conflict with those offered by the automakers themselves. Top executives at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler recently estimated that 1975- model sales, including imports, would be between 10 and 10.5 million cars, up from 1974-mud- el sales of 9.6 million. H o w e v e r , Wall Street snalysts forecast far fewer sales in the coming 12-month period. Their predictions range as low as 9.3 million for the 1975 calendar year, compared to 9.4 million for calendar 1974. "The product this year is not smashing. The cars look the same," one independent analyst says. "Gas mileage is a little better, but 11 or 13 miles per gallon is nothing to write home about." These pessimistic sales predictions are based partly on expectations there will be little real growth in the Gross National Product in 1975 -- perhaps a percentage point or two. Stagnation of the GNP, a measure of the goods and services produced in the United States in a given year, means little change In the amount of money consumers have available to spend on a new car. Consumers also face sticker prices that have mushroomed about 20 per cent in the past 14 months and higher gasoline prices. Detroit auto dealers indicate sales of new models are moving slowly, with many prospective buyers takiirg a wait-and- see attitude. Imports are expected to hold onto about 15 per cent of the U.S. market, despite a surge to nearly 18 per cent in September. Analysis say importers indulged in something close to a "fire sale" last month in an ef- fort to clear large inventories. Price increases averaging al most $1,000 per vehicle are ex peeled to help the makers im prove their profits picture fol lowing record declines in the first quarter of the year. In addition, analysts note, th makers spent hundreds of mil lions this year converting som plants to production of smaller size cars to accommodat growing consulmer eoncerr about fuel economy. The expensive process wi nol have to be repeated in 1975 and the domestic firms are no\ in a better position to compel in the small car market, finan cial analysts note. Police Halt Dog Fights ORLANDO. Fla. (AP) Nineteen persons were arrested and another 100 given sum monses in a weekend raid on an illegal dog fight, police said A dozen dogs, some bloddiec by fights, were taken into custody by the humane society, State Atty. Robert Egan said after the Saturday night raid in a wooded area of Orange County. An undetermined number ol dogs was released into surrounding fields by their owners when the raid began, he said. Officers ound two dogs still locked in combat and had to pry the a n i m a l s apart with stick, Egan said. Arrests were made on charges which included gam bling, cruelty to animals and li quor sales violations. About 100 spectators were given sum monses at the scene, and Egan said some may be called upon to testify at trials resulting from the raid. The raid interrupted a schcd ule of nine fights in an arcn? covered with a plastic tarpaulin and lit by bare bulbs powerei by a portable electric gener ators, Egan said. Police sail most of the dogs involved wen pit terriers, similar to a Stal fordshire terrier, dent Ford's economic policy peech shows that Americans re still traveling less, driving heir cars more slowly and urning out lights. The survey showed these ef- orts have slackened since the nd of the embargo. They con- nue to provide considerable nergy savings -- more than a lillion barrels of oil a day. 'hat's good, but not enough, lany experts are saying. With American crude produc- on slowly declining and im- orts of expensive foreign rude slowly climbing, more onservation is needed to halt he dollar flow. The dollar rain is one of the bfggcst rea- ons for the inflation that plagues this country and much if the industrialized world, conomists say. France has already moved to :ut oil imports by 10 per cent, and Italy is also taking mandatory steps to reduce energy use. Secretary of the Treasury Villiam E. Simon said last veek that conservation is the only tool this country has right TOW to bring down foreign oil jrices. ANNOUNCEMENT SEEN President Ford is expected to announce some new measures or conserving energy Tuesday, jut advance word is that no radical steps will be taken. Simon's successor as head of he Federal Energy Adminis- ration, John Sawhill, is known o favor a federal tax on gaso- ine to cut demand. President Ford has said he does not favor such a tax. The AP conservation survey, ike several others taken during the past year, showed that people cited inflation and the igh price of gasoline and electricity as the prime reasons for cutlirrg back. Industry spokesman also said they were cut- ling back because it saved them money. "Since the oil embargo, only the price is making people conserve," said Dr. James Murray of the National Opinion Re- scarch Center in Chicago which Nixon Said Recovering LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Richard M. Nixon has not spok en with his physician since Fri day night, and the doctor say; that apparently is a sign the former President is recovering normally from phlebitis. "I assume that means things are going along satisfactorily,' Dr. John C. Lungren said Sun day. Nixon, 61, was released on Friday from Memorial Hospita Medical Center at Long Bead afler a 12-day stay for treat ment of phlebitis, an in flammation ol a vein, in his lef leg- Nixon is receiving oral dose of an anti - coagulant drug Coumadin, as been polling citizen vie\ n energy for the FEA. "It trictly economic." Many experts feel that volu ory conservation can accon liish only so much. They sa my further reductions in co u m p t i o n require strongi neasures. Saxbe Urges Harder Line VASH1NNGTON N(AP) -- Att. en. William Saxbe says la nforcement authorities mu ake a tougher line with crim als because rehabilitation pr ;rams are not working. Saxbe was interviewed Su: lay on the CBS program "Fai he Nation." He said millionth ire "not putting enough emph is on the career criminal, tl man who has several offens against h i m , who has a histoi of being violent." He also repeated his criticis if rehabilitation programs th he said often let felons back p he streets after serving mi mal sentences. The concept of sending crim nals back to their hon coummunities for rehabilitatii does not work because "we fii .here just isn't any communi o do that," Saxbe said. 'So we think we have to g ough, we have to get them o he street," Saxbe said. "\V cannot live in an atmosphere ·iolence. It's changing 01 vhole way of life, the way v xiild our .houses, where \ ive, how we live. I don't thin :hat America will tolerate it. 1 Low Salaries Exempted In Newest Plan WASHINGTON (AP) - Present Ford is reported ready to ^commend an income tax sur- large on corporations and up- er income individuals as part his anti inflation program. The President spent much of unday working on the package proposals he will outline to engross and the nation in a ationally televised and broad- ast address from Capitol Hill .t 3 p.m. CDT Tuesday. White House spokesmen said "'ord has settled on more than dozen specific proposals, cen- cring on problems with food nd energy prices, the de- ressed housing industry and ecord high interest rates. Administration sources said icy expect the income tax sur- liarge to he among the President's recommendations. According to Time magazine, d is ready to seek a 5 per ent surtax on corporations as veil as individuals in the high- ·r income tax brackets. Time said the surcharge "probably" would he on individual incomes of $7,500 ibove and on family incomes of .15,000 and above. The President, asked about he magazine report as he left Bethesda Naval Hospital after 'isiting his wife Sunday night, said "I make no comments on vhat we're going to talk about Tuesday." PLAN DISCUSSED Administration -sources acknowledged the 5 per cent surtax had been discussed at high level economic meetings. It probably would be coupled with tax reductions for those in lower income brackets who are hit hard by inflation, the sources said. The surtax presumably would apply against taxes paid -- not the full income of an individual jr a corporation -- but details ivere scanty as Ford put the final touches on his major economic address. The President's proposals on housing are expected to includa a recommendation for tax exemptions to encourage the flow of savings into financial institutions for use as mortgage loans. The housing industry is its deepest slump ever because of tight money and high interest rates. After the Sunday meeting. While House press secretary Ron Nessen turned aside questions on the President's tax plans. But he said the President's program "calls for sjcri- fices" by the public, industry and government. "Sacrifices will be asked but there also will be proposals to make the sacrifices equitable so everyone hears his just share," Nessen said. Weather Outlook Fair skies are expected across Arkansas by tonight. The National Weather Service forecast is calling for fair skies and slightly cooler temperatures tonight and Tuesday. The chance of precipitation was included in the forecast because of the passage of a weak cold front. T h e . e x t e n d e d outlook Wednesday through Friday calls for fair skies and no rain. NEWS BRIHS Youths Arrested KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Police raided a camp on the fringe of a jungle about 10 miles south of Kuaia Lum- Victims Fed DACCA, Bangladesh CAP) -Soup kitchens are being set up around Bangladesh to feed 3 million starving victims of , , ... , , , floods last August that de- pur and arrested 15 students stroy ed homes and crops in this ,,,,,,,! in 10 ,,,,,,,. r~, TM«i.;.,,, a ii on 0 [ 70 million. Food and Relief Minister Abdul Momin said Sunday the sit- aged 10-18 years for smoking marijuana, a spokesman said today. Many of the boys and were still under the dru£ girls fluence when arrested Saturday night. Police said marijuana was found in the camp which they said the youths took over for smoking parties. Theft Reported Bobby Lee Partain of Lowell told Fayetteville police that Saturday afternoon someone broke into his pickup and took a 12 gauge shotgun and a box of tools. The picup was parked on the rear parking lot of the Northwest Arkansas Plaza at the time of the theft. The missing items valued at $M5. uation would improve considerably at the end of the month, when 600,000 tons of grain pledged by foreign governments begin arriving. Lawyers Appointed LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The state Supreme Court announced today four appointments to the state Board of Law Examiners. Ernest G, Lawrence Jr. of Bentonville was named to replace P. H. Hardin, Kenneth B. Balm of Pine Bluff succeeds Albert Graves Jr., Phillip E. Dixon of Little Rock replaces Jacob Sharp Jr., and William K, Ball of Monticello succeeds Jerry Watkins,

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