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INSIDE- For women 3 Kditorlal 4 Ecc-Logue..... 5 SIKH-IS .....'.... 8-9 Comics 10 Classified 11-13 Legal advertising 12-13 Amusements H 15th YEAR--NUMBER 122 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Cooler tonight with showeri ending following frontal passage. Decreasing cloudiness and continued cool Tuesday, L o vi tonight in the mid 40s, with a high Tuesday In the low 60s. Sunset today 6:43; sunrise Tuesday 7:23. PAGES-TEN CENTS MIHMIIi II! II! IW^ Burger Urges Lighter Load ,. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chief Justice Warren E. Burger says there is an urgent need to curb the rapid caseload expansion that has faced the Supreme Court in recent years. Despite his statement Sunday, Burger stopped short of endorsing .proposals for a national court of appeals that would weed out cases now going to the Supreme Court. A study commission appointed by Burger and headed by Harvard Law School Professor Paul A. Freund suggested a seven-judge national court of appeals to screen out 90 per cent of the cases that reach the Supreme Court. Variations ol the same proposal have beer made by the Advisory Counci for Appellate Justice and a committee of the American Bar Association. ;Burger often lias expressec concern over the mounting court caseload during his five years as chief judge. His lates statement comes after pro siding over the weeding out o a record number of cases in the veek-long conference with vhich the court opens its annual term. , The conference considers matters that have piled up dur- ng the summer recess. This ·ear there were 1,011, the first ime the number has exceeded After Lengthy Jury Selection Cover-Up Trial Opening passed on 809 re- 1,000. The court quests to consider cases, VC ap- eals, 78 motions and 48 petitions for rehearing. "As a new term of hearings acgins Tuesday we already :iave 90 cases scheduled to be heard, half a term's work without even drawing from the lisl we have been going over during this past week," Burger' said "In the term ending July 25 of this year the court heard argu menls in 170 cases." Mos.t court members have been noncommittal on suggestions for screening of cases, but Justices William J. Brennan and William O. Douglas have expressed opposition to the idea. Douglas says the court does not have enough work to do. WASHINGTON (AP) -- The prosecution is ready to open its case against five former Nixon loyalists with a long, step-by- step outline of how it contends they conspired to block the investigation . of the Watergate break-in. Richard Bcn-Veniste. an assistant special Watergate prosecutor, was scheduled today to deliver what he called "a rather full opening statement" that he predicted would run 2'/z hours. The defendants include-three of the most powerful officials in the Nixon administration -- former Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell and ex-White House aides H. R. Haldeman and John D. Ehrlichman. The other two defendants are former assistant Atty. Gen. Robert C. Mardian and .Kenneth Parkinson, one-time cases immediately following I Mardian, said he would move lawyer for Nixon's re-election committee. Lawyers for Ehrlichman, M a r d i a n a n d Parkinson planned to outline their defense Ben-Vcniste's argument. Attorneys for Mitchell and Haldeman said they would delay their opening arguments until the prosecution had presented its entire case. David G. Bress, attorney for Serretary of State Kissinger gained GOP Candidates Troubled By Ford's Declining Image WASHINGTON (AP) -- Re-i publican candidates who had hoped that the change in command at the White House would ease their political woes now are worrying about the issues raised by President Ford's pardon of Richard M, Nixon, and his amnesty and surtax stands. An Associated Press survey showed spread much concern wide- among Republican of- Sadat Agrees To Support Peace Plan DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -Henry A. Egyptian fice-seekers across the nation, and indicated that Democrats are making the most of it. One Republican, Hep. LaMar Baker of Tennessee, who seeks a third term in the Nov. 5 election, said "I resent having I 1 " carry the burden of past actions of officials in our party." Baker's remarks came after Ford had announced an anti-inflation program . iofiluding a surtax on middle and upper "income citizens, DEMOCRATS LEADING The AP survey showed the Democrats stand to come close to the record 39 governorships they held after the 1935 election, as well as winning substantial gains In the Senate and In the Senate, Democrats are likely to pick up two to six new seats on top of the 58-42 advantage they already hold. But the most dramatic gains may come in governorships, where the Democrats already hold 32 to the GOP's 18. Democrats are expected to gain no less than three and as many as eight, including the big ones -New York and California. Of the dozen Senate seals considered in serious jeopardy, ten are now filled by Republicans. The GOP is defending ten of the 13 or so governorships being hotly contested.- House. To counter this trend, Republicans have begun moving to cut their losses by pumping new money into the breach, planning a heavy media drive and arranging personal visits by Ford, who sitll rates personally as an asset despite reaction to some of his policies. The Republican National Committee has spread a large share -of ifs Washington staff around the country to help candidates and has pumped as much as $250,000 into the campaign pipeline in recent days.. Democrats, who remain hopeful of massive the money could pecially in the concede gains, hurt them, es- close races where their own candidates are short of funds. The AP survey, based on re ports from bureaus in the 50 states, late polls and interviews with key politicians, shows the Democrats have a good chance of gaining from 30 to 40 new seats in the House. They al ready have a 248-187 majority. Co-Ops Boost Milk Prices WASHINGTON (AP) -- Milk prices in most parts of the country are being held above federal minimums through the bargaining power of big dairy cooperatives, according to governmental and private statistics. Tlie government calculated that extra charges levied by coops amounted to an average of 1.9 cents per half-gallon nationwide last June, the most recent month for which an official average is available. The average has risen since then, but the Agriculture .Department has not yet revealed the amount of the increase. Bottlers say dairy co-ops in southern Florida are charging II cents per half-gallon over federal minimums, which one government economist said was the highest extra charge ever recorded. Co-ops are able to charge prices above federal minimums because of their size and partial immunity from a n t i . - trust laws. The higher prices generally are passed on to consumers. President Anwar Sadat's assurance today that he will try to rally support at the Arab sum- mil for interim agreements with Israel. "There are positive indications that we are making progress toward a just peace ir the area," the secretary said at Sadat's residence outside Cairo Kissinger also announced he would return to the Middle East the first week of Novem her, following visits to Russia and the Indian subcontinent. After his talks with Sadat Kissinger flew to Damascus for talks with Syrian President Ha ez Assad.,Later, he flies to Al geria. Sadat, the key leader in Kis singer's Middle East diploma cy. seemed to be walking on eggs as he agreed to take tb nitiative at the Arab summit in Morocco on Oct. 26. "Why am I asked about guar antees?" he exclaimed when a lewsrnan asked whether Egyp was prepared to offer them t Israel in return for a withdraw in Sinai. "I myself, I neei guarantees," Sadat said. VERY OPTIMISTIC But he added that he wa very optimistic" about tin summit.,-. The West. .German new magazine Der Spiegel quotec Sadat as saying he would b ready to sign a peace agree rrient if Israel pulls back from territories occupied during th 19C7 war. As Kissinger arrived in Dam ascus, Egyptian Foreign Minis tor Ismail Fahmy flew to Mos cow for talks aimed at impro\ ing Soviet-Egyptian ties, ar rairgirig a visit to Cairo by So vict leader Leonid Brezhnev and reopening the Moscow Cairo arms pipeline. . The pipeline practically drie up after Egypt backed U.S. dip lomatic initiatives to end las October's Middle East war. In Jerusalem, former De fense Minister Moshe Daya signed a petition opposing Is lacli withdrawal from occupie Jordan. The petition was circulate by _the right-wing_ opposition L actio woul kud bloc, and Dayan's raised speculation he (juit Israel's ruling Labor parl and.join Likud. Asked about the prospect Palestinian participation in fi ture Geneva peace talks, Ki. singer said, "Negotiations be Iween Jordan and Israel shoul start first. But as I have poin ed out previously, negotiation should include all the partie concerned." New School Bus Problem Blacks Support Boston Busing Crowd carrying plackards, banners and balloons gathers on Boston Commons Sunday for .a. rally after marching from the black- Roxbnry section of Boston. The rally was in support of (he court-ordered racial busing that has led (o a month of violence. Wirephoto) (AP Changes Loom. For U.S. Code ' · : *^ ' WASHINGTON (AP) -- The maximum penalty for simple possession of small amounts of marijuana would be for personal reduced from use year to 30 days under draft leg- slation that rewrites the U.S. Criminal Code. The reduced marijuana penalty is one of hundreds of changes' in federal criminal laws found in the proposed leg- islatioh.'an outgrowth of a massive project begun in 1966 by a commission ."appointed, by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Separate' 'b'i'lis' grqw.ing out of the commission's .proposals, developed "by. the Justice Department. 'and' the other by Ford's Popularity Rating Registers A Record Drop PRINCF.TON, N..T. (AP) -President Ford's approval rating has dropped 21"percentage points.since he'took office, primarily because of his pardon of former President Nixon, according to the Gallup Poll. Half of those questioned in the survey approved of the way Ford is handling his job, 28 per cent disapproved and 22 per cent expressed no opinion. The current rating represents the sharpest decline for any President in his first two months in office. In a poll taken just after Ford took- office on Aug. 9, 71 per cent said, they approved of the way Ford assumed the nation's leadership. Three per cent said they disapproved, and 26 per cent said they were undecided. . . . · . . The latest., poll, was taken after Ford pardoned former President Nixon on-Sept. 8 and before nomic he presented program to his eco- Congress last week..The pardon was the chief cause .of Ford's decline in popularity, . .and the nation's economy.. .was another impor tant factor, according to the polling organization. $1,100 Stolen j SPRINGDALE -- Approximately $1,100 in bills were sto- en from a bedroom drawer at he Pete O'Neal residence, 1014 Ritter St., Saturday afternoon ir evening, police said today. Entry was gained by prying ipen the kitchen door. Police ound several footprints in the louse, including a trail from he kitchen to t h e bedroom vhere the money was hidden. Police are questioning neigh- ors who saw a car with three Elementary students »t BeV raont, III., board school hus, guided by painting of Mickey Mouse on hood. School offic- ials say the system has ended confusion in selecting the right bus, hut state officers say federal regulations will force removal of the cartoons and a return to confusion. (AP Wirephoto) NEWS BRIEFS occupants approach the dence while the O'Neals away. resi- Slaying Investigated HEBER SPRINGS, Ark AP) -- A 44-year-old man was shot to death early today at his residence in the Concord community, about 30 miles north of lere. Sheriff DcLane Wright of Cle- aurne County said authorities are looking for two suspects in the shooting which occurred about 3:30 a.m. Wright said the victim was shot in the front yard of his residence and w.as dead on arrival at a Batesville hospital. The name of the victim was being withheld pending notification of next of kin. Rocke Faces Recall WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nel son A. Rockefeller may be re called by a Senate panel con sidering his nomination as vie president for questioning ahou lis gifts to friends and polilica associates and publication of 1970 book derogatory of a carr paign opponent. "There's a good likelihoo that the Rules Committee wi recall Mr. Rockefeller." said press secetary for Sen. Hov ard Cannon, D-Nev., chairma of the panel. '-More than likel; questioning will be on the gifl and the books." Medals Questioned WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th Army says an administrativ error was responsible for Gen Alexander M. Haig Jr. recei' ing two decorations for heroisi in Vietnam in separate com mands at the same time and i the same battle. Haig, former White Houf chief of staff who was recentl named supreme allied cor mandcr in Europe, w awarded t h e Dialing uishe Service Cross (DSC) for her ism as. a battalion command during the Battle of Ap Gu March 31 and April 1, 1967. HllllilUlllH^^^ lie Senate Judiciary subcommittee on criminal laws . and jrocedures, have been corn- lined into the draft legislation. Many of the changes the legislation would make are technical simplification's and im- rovemenls. Others are of ma- or significance likely to prove :ontroversial. The legislation is being pre- ared for introduction in the next Congress. Besides the change involving marijuana possession, here are some of the ways in which the jresent code would be altered. Provision is made .for appel- ate review of sentences in federal criminal cases, on an ap- leal taken either by the government or a defendant, in an fort to reduce glaring dis- jarities in penalties imposed by udges. OBSCENE MATERIAL Dissemination of obscene ina- erials to minors, or to any person, in a way in which there is no opportunity to avoid exposure to it, would be prohibit- Commercial dislribution to consenting adults would be banned only if this would oe in violation of the laws of the state in which it was disseminated. Sex bias in sex crimes would )e wiped out so that, for example, a 21-year-old woman who seduced a 14-year-old boy could be convicted of statuatory rape. Under present federa law. statutory rape applies only in cases of girls under Ib years of age. Included in the bill is a sharply scaled-down version o separate legislation previously passed by the Senate to provide compensation - for personal iri ury to innocent victims of fee eral crrnies of violence. Another section provides fo restoration of the death penalt. or certain types of crimes, i specific aggravating factors ar present and there are no miti gating factors. The compromise draft als modifies changes proposed i he Justice Depar make it a crime fo jloyes entrusted w nformation to cii ewsmen or others zed to receive it, vhether the mater r y classified. This proposal ha ense controversy. ents contending it national secrecy esignccl to block eporting involved on Papers case, nassacre and th ffair. Two Hel Cycle Tl State Police at Saturday arrested ville youths and r stolen motorcycles :he bikes' owner :hem missing. Fayetteville pol Brooks said Leo 18 of 12 W. So Richard F. Dixon, 7, are being held f Brooks said t' motorcycles wer about 3 a.m. Satin residences of Ste 634 Whitham St., R. Wilson, 1004 N. The owners wcr the thefts after th been made. According to Br W.O. Husky arrc a t Mountainvi reported that Gr escape arrest by motorcycle he wf fleeing into some He was capture after a short chas Brooks said th probably be retu etteville today depending on any against them at N Police See Religious Motive Ireland Swept By Fres BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Shadowy assassins have killed 16 persons in a month of tit-for-tat killings 'by Protestant and Roman Catholic extremists. Police said today I is evidence of a new wave o backstreet sectarian murder. Another 20 persons have been shot and gravely wounded. Police said most victims have been shot going to work, stroll ing with friends or answering the door at home. The murder ers generally escape in hi jacked cars or disappea through Belfast's fnazo of nar row alleyways, The only motiv merely to destro. tant or any Calh tors say. "It's a rampa and it's getting senior police offic soon be even bk 1972, when 30 peo dered in a coup months." The latest rou has heated up land's half-centui during which the Irish Republicai sought to sever for dismissal of the singls charge against his client. If, as expected, U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica rejects his motion. Brcss said he then would deliver his opening argument.' All five defendants are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, a charge that- carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5.-; 008 fine. All but Mardian also are charged with obstruction of jus- ticc. which carries a maximum- penalty of five years in prison and a $5.000 fine. , " In addition, Mitchell i» charged with two counts of ly : ing to a grand jury, one count of lying to FBI agents and ona of lying to the Senate Watergate committee. : Haldeman is charged with three counts of lying to the Watergate committee and Ehrlichman is charged with one count o! lying to FBI agents and two counts of lying to a grand jury. Each of the perjury counts carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison with fines ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 for each. INDICTMENT RETURNED The indictment returned by A federal grand jury on March I, 1973, charged the defendants' "would corruptly influence, obstruct and impede" the investigation of the June 17, 1972, break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters. It look nine days to seat th« jury of nine women and threa men that will hear the case. Sirica admonished the jurors tp discuss the case with no one and to "give each one of thess defendants the same kind of a fair and impartial trial you would want to receive if you were seated in their place." , : He ordered them sequestered for the duration of the trial, expected to last three to four months. They are lodged at a motor inn about two miles from the courthouse. Saturday, the day after ths jury was sequestered, special Watergate prosecutor Leon Ja- w'o'fski announced his resignation, effective Oct. 25. Aides said Jaworski, who had served disclose it to with oppo- the type of in the Penta- the My Lai le Watergate for a year, waited until the jury was locked up before making the announcement to avoid any pre-trial publicity. RECOMMENDS RUTH He recommended that his deputy, Henry S. Ruth, succeed him. Even as the jury finally be; gan hearing the case, behind- the-scenes maneuvering continued among the lawyers seeking advantage for their client. Focus of much of the maneo vering was Nixon, who. while still President, was named an. unindicted co-conspirator in tha case. Both Haldeman and Ehrlichman want Nixon to appear as a defense witness. Sirica made public motions from the two former White House aides and the former President's request that subpoenas Directing him to appear be dismissed. ' The judge ordered responses to the Nixon requests filed by (CONTINUED OW PAGE TWO) discovered 2 Sgt. Bill on Grubbs, h St., and 8, of Route Newport. that the two e stolen at ·day from the phen Ballard. and Charles ted the two w. Husky bbs tried to leaving the s riding and earby woods. I by Husky on foot. ! two would ned to Fay- or Tuesday. Turks Brush Aid Cut Aside ANKARA, T u r k e y (AP) -i.' Many Turks seem unperturbed; about the move by the U.S. Congress to end American military aid to Turkey. Government officials privately express confidence that President Ford will veto the attempt. But if Ford doesn't, or if Congress overrides a veto, Turkey presumably would go shopping (or arms elswhere, with Britain or France among the most likely suppliers. "For a country in our position there would always ba those willing to provide these arms," one high-ranking Turkish official said. any Proles- ?e of killing, worse," one :er said. "It'll bloodier than in e were mur- of summer of murder Northern Ire- of violence Army Ulster's has tie: vilh Britain and unite it with", the Irish Republic to the south; The current campaign began in August 1969, when Britain sent iroops to quell IRA street turbulence. At least 1,076 persons lave been killed since then. The latest victim was a man of 28 with an Afro hairstyle, whose body was found Sunday, dumped in hills overlooking this capital city. He had been say-; agely beaten, then shot six times in the head and chest. Identified as Ciarian Murphy, he was the weekend's fourth. Catholic murder victim.

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