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Fayetteviile 27 Springdale 20 Rogers 19 Gravelle 20 Farminglon 28 Elkins 52 Greenland 26 Gentry 44 Conway 10 SiloamSpgs. 7 Bentonviile 0 Pr. Grove 12 Lincoln 12 Yellville 6 Pea Ridge 14 M'fainburg 6 INSIDE- For Women 3 Editorial 4 iChurch Di rectory 5 Sports 6-7 'Comics 8 Classified 9-11 Legal advertising l\ ; Amusements 12 115th YEAR--NUMBER 120 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST-^ Cloudy and mild tonight witfi a low in the low 50s. Sunday, should be cloudy and cooler with a chance of showers and a high- in the 70s. Sunset today 6'45; sunrise Sunday 7.21. PAGES-TEN CENTS ·j . ' " · · - · ' i^ ^_ ^^^^ Congress Halts Recess Over Threatened Veto Size 01APL Plant Halved In Decision LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- The Arkansas Public Service Comis sion Friday trimmed Arkansas Power and Light Company's plans for a coal-fired generating plant at Redfield by 50 per cent. The PSC gave the utility per :mission to build only -two of the generating units in sought. However, the commission will not require that sccubbcrs be installed. .' Scrubbers are mechanical devices intended to absorb sulphur dioxide from coal gases that are emitted from coal- burning plants. The state Departments of Planning -and Health, the Arkansas Ecology Center and Acorn, all of which had intervened, urged the PSC to require scrubbers. 'Reeves E. Ritchie, president of AP and L, issued a short statement in which he declined to comment on the? contents of the PSC order until there had been time to review, it. He said AP and L would take steps to start construction at the White Bluff site near Redfied "as soon as possible." APPEAL STUDIED Charles Steel, director of public affairs for AP and L, said a decision on whether to appeal the PSC decision against four units to Pulaski Circuit Court would be announced Monday. The 1973 Arkansas law giving the PSC authority, over determining the need and environmental compatibility of n e w power sites permits such appeals. Steel confirmed that 'AP and L V w a s studying other possible locations for the other two units it .that becomes necessary, hut he said no site had been chosen. AP and L still must obtain air and water discharge permits from the state Pollution C o n t r o l and Ecology Commission before starting actual construction, but it probably will ask permission to go ahead immediately with preparation of the sight. The commission will start hearings on the permit application Oct. 25 and probably will issue an order within a month. Turkish Aid Cutoff Key To Decision First Lady Goes Home Mrs. Betty Ford smiles as she leaves Belhesria Naval Medical Center Friday, two weeks after cancer forced the removal of her right breast. Virginia Crash Kil;ls Arkansan An unidentified Arkansas woman was killed Friday near Roanoke, Va., when her compact automobile collided with a" loaded dump truck. ' patii'"-6i -the truck on U.S. automobile, was being with- State Police said the woman Hwy. 460. The identity of the held pending notification of. attempted a left turn into (he woman driver, alone in her relatives. (AP Wlrephoto) WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has put off its campaign recess for a week to act on President Ford's promised veto of its cutoff of U.S. military aid to Turkey. Senate and House leaders canceled plans to start the month-long recess Friday night after the .House killed a 60-day delay ot the cutoff. The admin istration has said passage of the delay would have avoided the veto. Democratic Leader Thomas P. O'Neill told the House that Ford's veto "is expected sometime over the weekend" and announced the House would reconvene Tuesday. The Senate is to act Wednesday. The resolution enacted by I Congress would halt all U.S. Uirl oViinmontc tn IWVro until I YVAaHlUUi'lUN uvr I -- I"" aid shipments to Turkey until I administraUon is pus wng 'Ford could certify "substantial! ahead wit vi a two-fold eKort to ta\k prices under control while Congress begins work on -Ford's She faces a restricted schedule, but may accompany th« President to Japan in mid-November. (AP Wirephoto) Ford Pushes Price Fight WASHINGTON (AP) -- The In Northwest Arkansas New Jobs Benefit Immigrants By KENNETH B. DAIECKI ' TIMES Washington Bureau WASHINGTON--- Some 33 er cent of the new jobs created industrial growth in North- vest Arkansas are filcld by workers who move into the area, according to a federal survey. The study 'was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agr.Icul- ture to determine how. the rural work force is affected by industrial development. NEWS BRIEFS Wilson Aims At Inflation LONDON ( A P ) -- , Prim* Minister Harold Wilson, after winning a slim majority in Parliament, has' vowed his new government will fulfill its electoral pledges aimed at solving Britain's worst economic crisis since World War II. "We need to work together, sharing burdens a n d sacrifices," Wilson told party work' ers Friday, adding that he planned to go on national television Monday to outline: a'pro- gram to "bring the country through to economic security." Politically, Wilson's Labor government is expected to have little problem in Parliament passing its measures -- which include taxing the rich "until the pipes squeak," nationalizing key industries, voluntary wage restraints, and renegotiating Britain's participation in the Common Market. Although Labor won only a two-seat majority in the House of Commons, defections from party ranks arc rare in British politics and Wilson can count on some support from one or another of the splinter parties. The final tally in Thursday's election gave Wilson's party 329 «f the 635 seats and showed the Conservatives badly beaten with only 276 seats. The Liberals took 13, also down two from th« old parliament, while nationalists and splinter parties won 27.4 Burglary Reported A break-in at the home of Samuel Combs of Route 10, resulting in a theft of $300, was reported Friday morning to Fayetteville police. Combs told Officer Jim Acker that someone had entered the house at about 3 a.m. by pushing a wooden latch from a rear door. He said that the money had been hidden in a suitcase beneath a bed. Oil Strike Reported WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mexico apparently has struck rich oil formations on land along the Gulf of Mexico, the Washington Post said today. The newspaper said an American oil company geologist who has been analyzing industry intelligence about the find described it as "exciting enough to be another Persian Gulf of petroleum." Gifts Disclosed NEW YORK (AP) - Vice ·resident-designate . Nelson A. lockefeller says he made gifts otalirtg $},778,878 to 18 present or former public officials or staff members while he was governor of New York. The former governor also ·said he had outstanding loans totaling $155,000 to three of the 18. . ' feeds Jail Scientists MOSCOW (AP) -- Tass denounced as "anti-Soviet activi ties" today efforts by a group of Moscow Jewish scientists to conduct · unofficial scientific eminars. The Moscow scientists,. who lost their jobs after applying for visas to Israel, tried to or ganize a seminar involving Western scientists during for mer President Nixon's summi visit to Moscow. Four basically rural areas, ncluding the tri-state Ozarks egion, were part of the study vhich involved 1 interviewing Between 1905 and 1970. The )zarks was defined in the study as the four northwestern coun- ies of Arkansas and two ad- oining counties in Missouri and Oklahoma. Other areas studied were four counties in Arizona, three coun- ies in eastern Arkansas and i nine-county region in Mississippi and Tennessee. About 22 per cent of the new .ob opportunities in the ' four ·study areas were filled by new or returning residents. In the Ozarks area alone, however, it was 33 per cent. . The study showed that migrants and returnees got new jobs primarily because they ivere generally younger, better educated, more mobile anc IB Ozarks without increasing iieir pay is the area's environment: "Perhaps they thought non-monetary benefits, such as the area's environment' or life in (CONTINUED. ON PAGE TWO) possessed higher local residents. skills This than especially true in filling man agerial positions. Although new residents fille a relatively high percentage o new jobs in the Ozarks, thi study found that their salarlei were not aoove locally hiret workers as was the case in the three other rural areas siir veyed. ENVIRONMENT CITED Industrial expansion mean bigger wage increase for loca workers than for persons wh moved info the area for work One explanation for the willing ness-of workers'to move Int Boston Quiet On Weekend BOSTON (AP) -- Officials looked forward to a three-day jreathing period as Boston's .roubled schools closed for the Columbus Day weekend. For the first time in several days, police reported no arrests .n connection with court-ordered busing to integrate city schools,- and school attendance rose slightly Friday. Meanwhile, a team of federal Justice Department lawyers, headed by John Conroy of the community relations service, arrived to examine allegations of civil rights violations. Con- the FBI was a number of roy said vestigating cidents that- have taken place during the four weeks of unrest since schools opened. Gov. Francis W. Sargent said he had twice tried to telephone the White House to tell President ' Ford his public criticism (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) progress" toward an agreement on withdrawing Turkish troops from Cyprus and could certify Turkey is not in violation of U.S. foreign aid laws. Some opponents of the aid say Ford could not certify Tur- iey's compliance at all because of her Use of U.S. aid weapons io invade Cyprus. Others contend Turkey would not be in compliance until its occupation forces are withdrawn from Cyprus. The Slate Department has refused to say what would constitute compliance. DELAY URGED House leaders, including Speaker Carl Albert,: urged the House to approve the Senate- passed 60-day cutoff delay to give Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger more time to try to help work out a Turkish force withdrawal from Cyprus. But opponents led by Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal, D-N.Y., said that would he Congress' endorsement of another two months of Turkish occupation of Cyprus. "You will give the Turks 69 more days to rearm," Rosenthal said. "They will get into an intransigent position from which they will never negotiate." Rosenthal said $6 million worth of U.S. aid, much of it small arms ammunition, is in the pipeline for delivery lo Turkey. But Rep. Clement J. Zablocki, D-Wis., floor manager of the 60 day delay resolution, said Ford has agreed that only two shipments would be delivered during the two months. Congress' aid cutoff is on a stopgap continuing resolution authorizing foreign aid, housing, welfare, health and education programs to continue spending until Congress approves their regular appropriations bills. If Ford's veto cannot be overridden, an effort will be made to enact a new continuing resolution with no Turkey aid cutoff. · -. · legislative remedies for inflation. An agency set up to monitor inflation held its first formal meeting Friday and selected its first targets: food processing and distribution, medical care, sugar and anti-freeze. Meanwhile, Ford meets today with his new 18-member Citizen Jaworski Resigns As Prosecutor WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leon Jaworski resigned today as special Watergate prosecutor. In a letter to Ally. Gen. William B. Saxbe, Jaworski said: "The bulk of the work entrusted lo the care of this- office having been discharged, I am confident that such of our responsibilities as remain unful- 'illed can well be completed under the leadership of another special prosecutor." Jaworski asked that his resignation be effective on Oct. 25. In a second letter to Saxbe, Jaworski firmly rejected suggestions that his office indict former President Richard M Nixon as a means of bringing legal challenge to the pardor granted Nixon by Presidenl Fr-rd. "For me to procure an in dictment of Richard M. Nixon for the sole purpose of gener atmg a purported court test on tiie legality of the pardon would constitute a spurious pro cceding In which I bad nc faith; in fact, it would be tan tamount to unprofessional con duet and violativc of my re sponsibility as prosecutor ant officer of the court," Jaworsk wrote. Mills' Reaction To Incident Said Damaging LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -The : hiahrier in which reports of an incident involving Rep. Wilbur Mills were handled may be more politically damaging to the 36-year-vetcran congressman than the incident itself, according to some of his associates. "It's kind of, to me, like an other cover-up, I guess you could say. So, I think what I would hope Mr. Wilbur Mills would do is come forth and be honest with the people. I think this is what we need in our government and that's my biggest objection to this whole thing that's happened," said the Rev. Keith Goza, pastor of the Arkansas Democrat's hometo\yn church, the First Methodist Church in Kensett. Mills has attended one service at the church since the Rev. Mr. Goza, 24, became pastor three months ago. In Washington, Rep. Thomas I,. Ashley, D-Ohio, said of Mills, "I think he's a goner. I don't think it needed to be fatal but he allowed it to be fatal. You don't disappear for four days with no explanation." Mills, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, originally denied involvement in the Washington incident .ear- iy Monday, but later admitted] lhat he was present when po-' lice stopped his car for speeding and operating without headlights. Police said Mills, a passenger in the car, was bleeding from facial cuts and smelled of alcohol, and another passenger, later identified as a former stripper, jumped from the car and into the Tidal Basin after the vehicle was stopped early Monday. In a statement issued through an aide on Thursday, Mills said he was trying to lake the woman home from a-party because she did not feel'well, He said lis original statement denying involvement was the result of a misunderstanding. The Arkansas Gazette,' the slate's largest newspaper, said in today's editorial section that it is "loath to judge an officeholder on his personal life. What we judge him by is his record in office and his accomplishment, or lack of it, as a public person." "What concerns us most in the matter is the absence of Mills for a week from his chair in the Ways Means Committee, at a time of consideration of important measures of ireat import to the economy and the taxpayer. At such a time as a high official in government service finds his per- s o n a 1 difficulties or in- dcscretions interfering with his work, at that time the public interest becomes directly at issue," the Gazette said. In Washington, Congress was abuzz with "Mills jokes" a n d speculation about the congressman's political future. The Mills incident was the talk of the town in Arkansas. However, few persons of established political reputation in Arkansas were declaring that V Mills' re-election chances ha jeen harmed significantly. Rep. Bill Alexander. D-Ark Mills colleague, said h bought the incident was a "sc up affair" with political ove tones and a personal traged for Mills. "Washington is a great plac to work but a sorry place live," Alexander said. "It is th international headquarters r political dirty tricks." Mack McLarty of Little Roc the state Democratic chairma said, "I strongly queslio whether it will have a subsla tial effect on the outcome this point." .tion Committee to FigM In- ation. The President plans to spell ut in a speech Tuesday in ansas City what he wants mericans to do voluntarily to mserve energy and to fight in- ation. The Council on Wage' and rice Stability labeled food rocessing and distribution ligli priority." Food prices ave been a leading ingredient the current 11.2 per cent in- alion rate and are expected to crease more rapidly as a re- It of disappointing harvests. "The council will also devote major effort to the costs and ices of medical care," the ency said. Medical care now sis 12.8 per cent more than a ar ago. Anti-freeze, which is expected be in short supply this win- r, costs $5 to S6 per gallon, mparcd with $2 last' winter, nd sugar prices have tripled the last year, the Commerce epartment estimates. ' LACKS POWER The council has no powers to nforce restraint in wage and ·ice increases, but it can coax nd cajole through public hear- gs or private conferences. "· On Capitol Hill, the House set $300 billion spending target the current fiscal year, as equested by Ford in his eco- omic address last Tuesday. However, there was littla ope t h a t - t h e new goal would e met. "We're simply going through pre-election exercise," said ep. Elford Ccderberg, R-Mich. The resolution, approved 3290 and sent lo the Senate, has CONTINUED ON PAGE TWOJ To Defended WASHINGTON (AP) - Th« .'uslice Department is defend- ng the propriety of represent- ng iormer President. Richard I. Nixon and other Watergate ivil suits stemming from gov- rnment wiretapping. Sen. Walter F. Mondale, D- Minn., questioned the practice ?riday and urged Atty.' Gen. Villiam B. Saxbo to disclosa he full policy lo Ihe public. Mondale said he "would ba deeply troubled" if government awyers defended Nixon in civil suits arising from the same conduct which led to impeachment proceedings. Nixon's lawyer, Herbert J. Miller, notified department officials Friday that the former president wishes government attorneys to continue defending him in suits brought by actress Jane Fonda, former National Security Council aide Anthony " the Socialist Workers and two other individ- Lake, party uals. "Mr. Nixon does wish us to continue the represntation and we will do it," said Deputy Asst. Atly. Gen. Kevin Maroney.

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