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INSIDE- fMltorlal v....... ·.-. 4 for Women ,,, f ,; ,,..-.. 5 Sports ,.. 12-14 "Amusements ...,, 15 Comics is Classified ..-.-.....n....v 17-19 115th YEAR--DUMBER J19 Th» Public Interest It The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTWIU.E, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1974 IOCAI FORECAST- , Mostly cloudy skies and cooler temperatures with showers and thunderstorms becoming more numerous by Saturday- Lows last night 46 with lows tonight in the mid 50s and highs Saturday in the low 80s. Sunset today 6:47; lunrise Saturday PAGES-TEN CENTS According To Almanac Cold Winter, Hot Summer Due DUBLIN, N.H. (AP) - A food shortage, a bone-chilling winter and a searing summer are in store for 1975, according to the Old Farmer's Alma- nae(k), which has been predicting American weather with a claim of 80 per cent accuracy for 182 years. : The · 183rd annual edition o! the almanac -- not to be cor\- {used with The Farmers' Almanac, s mere 158 years old -says, "Mother Nature is still in ; charge and we only try to forecast what is already ordained." : Last year's almanac predicted the drought in several areas of the country and the mild winter of 1974. The almanac's weather tables, that begin with November, predict a generally warm Thanksgiving and a cold Christmas, even in Florida, for 1974. But there will Thanksgiving in be a snowy the Rockies and Pacific Northwest and a white Christmas is likely in parts ol the Northeast, Great Lakes and Great Plains, the almanac says. And the Old Farmer's ALma- nac(k) disagrees with the Farmers' Almanac's forecast of an average winter. The Old Farmer's Almanac(k)'s predictions by "Abe Weatherwise" use a secret formula developed by its first editor and takes into account sun spots, moon phases, jet streams and ocean currents. The Farmer's Almanac, published in neighboring Maine, gets its forecasts from Harry Buie, an fnverness, Fla., astronomer whose system is keyed to the sun, moon and planets. The editors of the two almanacs are generally friendly, but "it gets a little less.than friendly about this time of year" when hew editions are printed, says Rob Trowbridge. the Old Farmer's Almanack)'s publisher. About 4 million of the 192- page New Hampshire almanacs are sold for 75 'cents a copy The Maine almanac is page throwaway," 6 a "48- million copies of which are distributed free to businesses, Trowbridge says. "Ours is the historic almanac started when George Washington was president, used by Abe Lincoln and recognized in most states by,courts as the official document for tides and sunrise," he adds. "Anybody can use a generic term like farmers' almanac and dictionary. But there's only one Webster's Dictionary and we're the Webster's Dictionary of farmers' almanacs." ' Trowbridge also takes 'pride in a hole in a corner of his almanac "so that you can hang, it up.in the pantry or the John or whatever. "It's a production headache, and costs .a lot of dough, but If we ever took the'hole out we'd be crucified." Aide Says He Has ''Bug 7 Mills Decides To Stay Away From Capitol WASHINGTON (AP) --Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, who has not been seen at the Capitol since he was involved in an episode during which a woman jumped into the Washington Tidal Ba- ·in, will not, after all, return to his legislative work today. An aide satd Mills and his whole family "have a bug" and that it was not known when Mills would be able to resume congressional duties or go to Arkansas to resume campaigning for re-election. Congress is scheduled to recess for a month at the close of business today. Mills described h i m s e l f Thursday as embarrassed and humiliated by his Involvement in the affair. But he said in a statement he was returning to his Capitol office and the active chairmanship of the House Ways and Means Committee and that he would soon go on the campaign trail. Mills, 65, and long considered one of the most powerful and respected members of Congress, has riot been seen on Capitol Hill this week. . Park police said they stopped his speeding, unlighted car, driven by someone else, early Monday. They said a woman passenger "obviously intoxicated" merged acid M i l l s stepped from the car with his face bleeding, smelling of alcohol and intoxicated. They identified the woman as Annabel Battistella. No charges were filed in the Incident. ' In a written statement on Thursday, Mills said Mrs. Battistella was one of a party of neighbors and friends he was entertaining, that she became ill, he tried to have her taken home, there was a struggle and her elbow broke his glasses, causing facial cuts. MISUNDERSTOOD Mills' administrative assistant, Oscar Eugene Goss, said Tuesday that Mills had told him he was not in the automobile and knew nothing of the episode. Mills said In bis statement that Goss had misunderstood him when he said merely that a news account of the affair was inaccurate. Goss agreed in a separate statement. In his statement, Mills said he and his wife Polly became close friends of Mrs. Battistella and her husband Eduardo when the Millses moved to a suburban apartment complex in Arlington, : Va., where the Battis- tellas already had an apartment. Mills said the events of Sunday evening and Monday morning began when he arranged a Labor Party Wins On Mandate For Radical Economic Change -- AP Wirephoto MILLS COMPANION? , . . Washington newspapers identify 'Fanrte Fox' as Mills com- 'jartion Annabel Batiistella bon voyage party Sanchez, a cousin for Gloria and house (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Cordes' Plea Not Accepted Dennis E. Cordes, charged with the June 1 sale of $25,000 of amphetamines to undercover agents, pleaded guilty in Washington County Circuit today to the charge, but Judge Maupin Cummings refused to accept the plea. According to a spokesman for the county prosecutor's office, Cordes pleaded guilty before jury selection began, and was placed on the stand for questioning by Cummings, which is routine on a major guilty plea. During questioning, Cummings said he couldn't accept the guilty plea and entered a not guilty plea for Cordes. But the panel of prospective Jurors was in the courtroom during the questioning and had to be excused from jury duty on this trial. On a motion by Cordes' attorney, Cummings set a new trial date for Dec. 30 and Jan. Showers Expected Tonight Scattered showers are ex- dominate Arkansas. The wealh- pected in northwest Arkansas tonight, but the extended Arkansas forecast calls for no precipitation Sunday through Tuesday. The National Weather .Service says it should be cool Sunday, but warm again on Monday and Tuesday. Highs Sunday should be in the 60s, warming into the 70s on Monday and Tuesday. Arkansas weather should be partly cloudy and a little warmer through tonight. It should be mostly cloudy and turning cooler northwest on Saturday with scattered showers and thunderstorms spreading southeastward. A high pressure continues to er map currently shows a large high pressure ridge extending from eastern New England southwestward across Tennessee and Mississippi into the western Gulf. This system is forecast to continue moving slowly eastward while a low pressure trough and frontal system, extending from the eastern Dakotas into the central Rockies, moves southeastward. * The cool front should reach into northwest Arkansas Saturday and bring considerable cooling southeastward across the state Saturday night and Sunday. Attorneys To Enforce Civil Rights Named BOSTON (AP) -- Five Jus- lice Department lawyers have arrived here today to insure prompt enforcement of: federal civil rights laws in connection with court-ordered school bus- i n g , . . . T.h e. FBI announcement Thursday night came after what Gov.. Francis W. Sargent called a '.'relatively quiet" day in Boston City officials said there were few of the incidents of violence which have marked the first four weeks of a U.S. District Court -plan to desegregate Boston public schools by busing 18,200 of'92,000 pupils. James' 0; Newpher, special agent in charge of the Boston FBI office, said the FBI has been investigating alleged civil rights "violations and cases of p o s s i b l e interference with Judge' W. Arthur Garrity Jr.'s busing order. "We have sent some information to Washington for a decision' on' what further action to take," Newpher said in an interview Thursday. "When the lawyers ' arrive tomorrow, we'll present ' b'u'r ' information to them, a n d ' t h e y ' w i l l expedite whatever 'action 'is necessary." Meanwhile ."Mayor Kevin H. White'said he would not sup--'. a wider busing plan until federal 'government gives a ^"guarantee of safety for ihbol children here. He ac:used" President Ford of in- ilamih'g. "resistance to in- ;egrationi " NO 'DIRECT RESPONSE 'here was no direct White House response to White's remarks, but · a. .spokesman said citizens should obey the court's ruling. .The. spokesman also said law and order in Boston is as state and city responsibility. Ford told a news conference Wednesday that, .while the law must be obeyed, he disagreed with Garrity's order. White said Ford's statement would lead to further disruption "and will endanger the safety of our school. children in the process." . . State---and Metropolitan District Commission police replaced the Tactical Patrol Force of the Boston police in the white, Irish South Boston section for the first time Thursday. The 450 new police patrolled the section, a center of anti-busing sentiment, after Garrity ordered White to seek such aid from Sargent. While the Boston School Department is drawing up plans for the second phase of school integration, White said he would not support it without greater federal safety guarantees for school children. "I reject the criteria that federal assistance is justified only when a condition of riot and rebellion exists in our streets and when local authority has collapsed," he said. At least eight persons were injured in busing-related violence Thursday, none of them seriously, according to police and the mayor's office. Arrests Expected OKMULGEE, Okla. (AP) Sheriff Harry Liles said he-expected arrests today in a shooting at Oklahoma State Tech that left two students dead and a third wounded in a dormitory. Officers theorized the shooting Thursday night could have come during a drug transaction. 318 Seats In Commons Give If LONDON (AP) -- Prims Minister Harold Wilson's Labor party has won Britain's general election, riding to power with a mandate for radical measures against the country's ailing economy. ' Official returns today said the Laborites took at least 318 seats, the magic number for an over-all majority in the 635- member House of Commons. Labor held only 298 seats in the previous Commons, and its legislation was hobbled by minority rule. Labor campaigned on a manifesto to renegotiate Britain's membership in the European Common Market, to bring key industries under state control, to bring about voluntary wage restraint, and to tax the rich "until the squeak." pips (AP Wirephoto) OBSERVES ELECTION EESULTS .Wilson, at Huyton, his own constituency where he polled 37,750 votes Thursday Ford Gels Bill Revising Campaign Funding WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bill that · overhauls the collection and spending of money in presidential primary and election campaigns has b e e n sent to President Ford for his signature. The legislation, spawned by the Watergate scandals, received final congressional approval Thursday on a 365-24 vote in the House. The Senate had approved it earlier. White House Press Secretary NEWS BRIEFS Toss Report MOSCOW (AP) -- Tass today reported the Wilbur D. Mills episode under the headline "A Congressman In Liquor." .The official Soviet news agency said, "When the incident became widely known in the U.S. capital, Mills was forced to admit that he was among those involved in the incident." Admitted To Hospitol RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -Louis B. Russell, 49. the world's longest surviving heart transplant recipient, has been admitted to the. Medical College of Virginia Hospital for tests and evaluation after complaining he wasn't feeling well. A cardiologist said the visit was "a little more than routine" but there was no evidence of a serious problem. No Double Standards WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attempting to dam a flood of Southern complaints, the government's chief civil rights enforcer denies that segregated school systems in the North are getting more tender treatment, "There is no double standard," declared Peter E. Holmes, director of the U.S. Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. iniinDiiiiH^ Closing Ordered NEW YORK (AP) -- The Exxon Corp. says Libya has ordered the closing of the firm's oil production facilities in the Middle Eastern country: The company .said Thursday fliat Libya's order apparently was made in response to Exxon's decision to shut down its liquefied natural gas plant in tlie country. An Exxon spokesman said officials of the company were slill discussing the matter. As a result, the spokesman said, Esso Libya closed its natural gas plant three days ago. Two New Agencies WASEIINGTON (AP) --.The Senate has passed and sent to the White House a bill abolishing the Atomic Energy Commission and establishing two new federal agencies. The new agencies will be the Energy Research and Development Administration and the Nuclear Regulatory Commis- The Defense Offered WASHINGTON (AP) Justice Department has offered to defend former President Richard M. Nixon and three of his top advisers in civil suits accusing them of improper political harassment, department officials say. Ron "Nessen said Ford has not made a final decision on the measure- but; .that: congressional action''in deleting or' softening some features opposed by Ford "improved chances the President will sign the bill." The bill's major innovation is public financing of the presidential nominating and election process. A maximum of $20 million would be given to each major- party presidential nominee in 1976. with the money c o m i n g from-the voluntary $1 check-off on federal income taxes that has been in effect the past two years. Candidates of minor parties would receive partial funding if they polled at least 5 per cent o! the total vote. CHECK-OFF FUNDS Each major party would receive $2 million in check-off funds to conduct its presidential nominating convention. Spending on presidential primaries would be limited to $10 million for each major party candidate. The bill also restricts the maximum any individual could contribute to $1,000 to any one candidate and $25.000 for all candidates. No cash contributions of more than $100'would be permitted. A Federal Election Commission would be established to administer the new regulations and would have the power to enforce them through court action. The bill restricts spending in House races to $70,000 per candidate. The spending limitation in Senate contests is based on a formula using the voting-age population to spend 8 cents per potential voter and those in the general election could spend 12 cents. Under that formula, general election limits for Senate candidates would range from $150,000 in the smallest states to $1.7 million in California, the na- lion's most-populated state. Wilson favors keeping close ties with the United States. With 618 of 635 seats decided, the Labor party held 318 seats, Edward Heath's Conservatives 273, the Liberals 9,'and splinter groups 18. Even before the results were official, Wilson declared. "I will soon be forming my fourth administration." He is the first man in this century to serve four times as Britain's prime minister. Wilson, looking relaxed but tired after staying up most of the night watching the returns, flew into London from his home district near Liverpool as computer projections predicted a .GOVERNMENT The Labor party has, been, in power with a minority government since last February when a narrow Labor electoral victory returned Wilson , as prime minister, and ousted Heath. Both major parties campaigned mainly on inflation and other economic problems. Britain has an annual inflation rat« of -16.9 per cent and expects this year a foreign trade deficit of $10 billion. Labor also has pledged to call for elections within a year, on whether Britain should re-' main -in the Common Market.- Wilson generally has advocated bringing Britain closer to tha United States r a t h e r than swinging sharply toward Eu- ·ope. Britain entered the European e c o n o m i c alliance under death's Conservatives, and La- xr has all along said that un- ess better terms are agreed upon Britain should pull out. To solve Britain's economie iroblems, Wilson contended hat radical leftist-oriented measures were needed. He said opposition parties have frustrated his efforts to enact such egislation since he formed hij minority government. Stirs Debate In Congress Grain prop toss Expected To Raise Meat Prices WASHINGTON (AP) -- A big loss in grain crops this year because of bad weather will send meat prices up again next year but has stirred debate in the Ford administration about how food prices will act overall next tason. The Agriculture Department said · Thursday the corn crop will be 6 per cent less than forecast a month ago, mainly because of killer frosts. And it will be down 16 per cent from the record 1973 harvest. Soybeans, another livestock feed needed to produce the nation's meat, milk and poultry, will be 4 per cent less than the September estimate and down 19 per cent from last year. Don Paarlberg, USDA director of economics, said the reduced harvests -- even farther below what experts had expected six months ago -- will mean higher meat prices next year. But Paarlberg refused to predict how food prices generally might react in 1975. Those are expected to go up 15 to 17. per cent this year, one of ihe sharpest climbs since World War II. Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz has been saying for six weeks that 1975 food prices would be held to less than a 10 per cent gain from this year. Paarlberg was asked about that. "We have not made an official estimate," Paarlberg told a news conference after Thursday's crop report. "This is Sec- detary Butz's judgment. And he may simply hold to that figure; he may revise it; he may wait until the analysts have, themselves, reviewed the situation." In other economic developments Thursday: --Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur F. Burns said the nation is in a recession -an assessment contradicting the one s t a t e d by President Ford at his Wednesday n e w s conference -- although he disagreed with those who forecast a deepening recession in the year ahead. --United Mine Workers Presi- dent Arnold Miller said a nationwide coal strike is likely to begin Nov. 12 unless a negotiating impasse with the coal industry is broken. --The House and Senate approved a compromise package of improved GI education benefits that would increase most payments to veterans by nearly 23 per cent. --The Senate passed unanimously an emergency housing bill under which $7.75 billion in government funds could be pumped into the home mortgage market. --President Ford urged h i s cabinet officers to find further budget reductions to hold fiscal 1975 spending to $300 billion or below. --Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, head of the tax-writing Ways and M e a n s Committee, issued a statement denouncing Ford's proposed 5 per cent income tax surcharge for middle-and upper-income families. --The Senate passed a bill to double the size of savings accounts which qualify for full coverage under federal deposit insurance. five-seat majority for Labor in Parliament when all returns - ' Senate Votes Housing Funds WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate has voted to pump $7.75 lillion in government funds into the home mortgage market under an emergency housing program sought by President ·"ord. But sponsors of the measure said a late amendment setting a lower interest rate than the Ford administration wanted will delay House action on the bill for at least a month and may prompt a presidential veto. It was the first of the economic proposal Ford made to a oint session of Congress Tuesday to come to a floor vote. The bill, approved 77 to 0 Thursday, authorizes the Government National Mortgage Association to borrow the $7.75 lillion from the Treasury to buy home mortgages. As credit conditions eased, the agency would sell the mortgages to private lenders. But by a 48-27 margin, the Senate voted for an amendment 3y Sen. William Proxmire, D- Wis., to set the interest rate at 1 to 814 per cent instead of tha 9',4 or 9 per cent in the compromise bill sponsored by Sens. Alan Cranston, D-Calif., and Edward W, Brooke, R-Mass.

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