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INSIDE- For women '. 3 ·Editorial 4 Sports ......,..-: 6-7' Comics ,..; 8 Classified -.-· 0-10 Legal notices 10 115th YEAR--NUMBER 123 LOCAL FORECAST- I The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1974 Clear and cold with patches of light (rost possible in lower elevations tonight. Mostly fair and continued cool Wednesday.- Low last night 44. Lows tonight in the mid to upper 30s with highs Wednesday in the low 60s. Sunset today 6:41) Sunris* Wednesday 7:24. PAGES-TEN CENTS Of Withholding Watergate Information Ehrlichman's lawyer Accuses Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) - John D. Ehrlichman's lawyer accused former President Rich- ·ard M. Nixon today of deliberately withholding information about Watergate "to save his own neck." William S. Fratcs said in. his opening statement to the jury trying Ehrliehman and four others for conspiracy in the Watergate cover-up that: "President Nixon, who knew the full story, withheld it from John Ehrliehman and vented Ehrliehman ing a full disclosure of the facts that Ehrliehman recommended Progress Seen In Kissinger's Mideast Tour RABAT, Morocco (AP) -Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger flies home today with what he calls some positive indications that his latest Middle East tour has brought progress toward Arab-Israeli peace. Kissinger came to Rabat from Algiers and met with King Hassan II, who will be host Oct. 26 to an Arab summit conference. The Rabat summit may determine the outcome of peace moves Kissinger dis cussed in the capitals of Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Algeria. No details have been disclosed, but Arab sources said proposals have evolved that include some new Israeli pullbacks from Arab lands and resumption of political negotiations. At Algiers airport, as the American secretary of state prepared to leave, he said one subject he discussed with- Algerian President Houari Boume- dienne was "our different approach to the question of oil prices. We reviewed ways and means and approaches to reconciling these different points of view in the months ahead." One of the most influential and radical Arab .leaders, Boumedienne Is a hardliner on oil, although his country Is not a major producer. "I reviewed with President ' Boumedienne first of all my trip through the Middle East," Kissinger said. "I told the president of the U.S. commitment · to help the parties make progress toward a just and lasting peace if we can agree among ourselves on procedures and · principles for the next stage. POSITIVE TRENDS "I told him of some of the positive trends that I found. His advice was very helpful and understanding." American sources said noth- new emerged from the "he was deliberately withhold : two aide until he resigned four that Nixon was calling Ehrlich- counsel table staring fixedly at the jury. His lawyer said it was not easy for Ehrlachrnan to make such charges against the man he served so long. Frates asked the jury of nine women-and three men to treat each defendant separately in San Francisco Fire Woman Backs Mills'Story Of Incident WASHINGTON. (AP) -Breaking a week-long silence, the woman Involved in a bizarre incident with Rep. Wilbur D. Mills has backed up his version . and complained that the press "is trying to destroy . a great man." "What Mr. Mills said was exactly what happened," the 3S year-old Argentinian and former dancer said in a telephone interview · Monday night. She reportedly worked as a stripper in a Washington nightclub and yas billed as "the Argentine ire cracker." Speaking in a soft, slightly accented voice and sounding at imes close to tears, Annabel Battistella said that accounts of he episode may also ruin "me and my chances of going' back to school." CONFIDENT But she. expressed confidence career of the House Committee, would not be ruined by the epi- Flremcn battle a blaze In the top floor of the Grand Central Hotel on Market Street in San Francisco. Almost overcome by smoke, these men huddle on a lire escape as smoke pours out of windows. Assistant Fire Chief Richard Gulli said one body was found in a room in which it appeared the fire had started. In Palestine Question Debate making their decision at the end of a trial he expected to last three or four months. He referred to the White House tapes that Nixon -fough so hard to retain in the White House. The ' tapes, obtaine( after extended court fights ant a Supreme Court decision, wil be played for the jury in thi course of the trial. "The tapes might have done some people harm," Frale said, "but they are the greates thing that ever happened t John Ehrliehman." FIRST STATEMENT Frates made the first opening statement for the defense. Law yers for two other defendants Robert C. Mardian and Ken neth W. Parkinson were to to. low. The other defendants, L R. Haldema'n and John N. Mi cheli, reserved their opening statements until the prosecution cases end. The first witness was to be John Dean III, the first White House insider to accuse Nixon and his closest associates. Dean was to testify to a jury that had been told by government prosecutor Richard Ben- Venisle on Monday that Nixon once suggested Dean be given to investigators as a sacrifical "hors d'oeuvre (and) maybe they won't come back for the main course.' Quoting from tape recordings to be made public for the first time in the trial, Ben-Veniste told of conversations among the former President " ' " and Ehrliehman in Haldeman April 1973 Wants Apology Former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg said Monday that Vice Presidenl- tlesignate Nelson Rockefeller should apologize to the American people for a book deroga- tory (o him that was financed liy Rockefeller money when Hie two were running for the governorship of New York In 1970. (AP Wirephoto) Congress Heading Info First Policy Showdown With Ford that the political Mills, chairman of Ways, and ..Means sode which took place in the predawn hours of Oct. 7. "I am sure when he goes to Arkansas, he will he able to talk to his people like he used about the threat posed by Dean, then spilling the Watergate story to prosecutors. On April 14, Ben-Veniste said, the three men "considered a strategy of pushing Dean outside the circle o f . wagons around the .White House." It was then, he added, that Nixon suggested sacrificing Dean, a self-admitted participant in the cover-up. to," she said. Mrs. Battistella Arafat Invited To Address U.N. Assembly which they described as ing "a 'general review of the Middle E a s t situation." They said the talks touched on the oil crisis and the possible restoration of diplomatic relations between Washington and Algiers, of only three - - Iraq and South Yemen are the others -'still without diplomatic ties with the United States. At the United Nations in New York the General Assembly voted 105-4 Monday to invite Algeria is one Arab countries the Palestinian Liberation Organization, which coordinates the activities of Arab guerrilla groups, to take part in the assembly's debate on Palestine. Only the United States, Israel, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic voted against. A British newspaper warned today that King Faisal of Saudi Arabia and King Hussein of . Jordan face being overthrown . in military coups. UNITED NATIONS. N.Y. (AP) -- Yasir Arafat, to the Israelis a master terrorist and to the Arabs a freedom fighter, is expected at the United Nations early next month as the first outsider to speak to the General Assembly since Pope Paul VI in 1965. The assembly Monday approved 105 to 4 a resolution inviting Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organization, the PLO, to participate in its debate on the Palestine question. The PLO would be treated as "the representative of the Palestinian people," the resolution said. Only the United States, - Israel, Bolivia and the Dominican Republic voted against the resolution sponsored by half the 138 U.N. members, led by Arab and Communist governments. Twenty countries abstained. Yoscf Tekoah, Israel's ambassador, condemned the vote is "the surrender of the United Nations to murder and barbar- sm." = He charged that Arafat heads not, only" the PLO but also the Black September group, extremists who claimed responsi- sis to kill U.S. and Belgian dip- omats in Khartoum, Sudan, last year. U.S. Ambassador John A. Scali said the United States favors justice for the Palestinians but. is concerned that the invitation "could have the ultimate effect of working against the interests of a Palestinian settlement." He suggested that allowing a non - government representative to take part in an assembly debate might create a "dangerous precedent which may return to haunt this organization -- perhaps cripple its effectiveness." Minutes after the vote, a PLO representative, Nabeel Shaath, told a news conference that a PLO deelgation "at the highest level" would participate in: the Palestinian debate, expected to start on Nov. 7. refused to elaborate on Mills' statement about the events of Oct. 7 beyond saying it was accurate. But she differed with U.S. Park Police accounts in at least one aspect. Police said she jumped into the Tidal Basin, a backwater of the Potomac River, after police stopped Mills' speeding, unlighted car and he emerged smelling of alcohol and with a bleeding face. A policeman pulled Mrs. Bat tistella from the water. "I didn't Jump into the Tidal Basin. I fell," she said. "I got hysterical hecause the officer was drowning me. I didn't need "The that if president Dean was recognized guilty that half of his staff- could be considered guilty," Ben-Veniste told the jury. He said Nixon made a strong suggestion that "Dean has got to look down the road and realize there is only one man who can restore him to the practice of law after it's all then. Dean already over." But by ....... ,, had gone to prosecutors with his story. When that information was brought to the President by Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst, Ben-Veniste said, the discussions turned to how the situation should be handled. NOT A SCAPEGOAT Haldeman, Nixon's chief of iiauiiiiiii«iiiiii«^^ Nf WS BRIEFS his help. mer." bility for the murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich. The Israeli contended that Arafat personally radioed commands for eight Black September terror- Fields Files $100,000 Libel Complaint Against Newspaper ' A $100,000 libel complaint was filed Monday in the Washington Circuit Clerk's office by Dale Eugene Fields of Springdale against Thomson Newspapers Inc owner of the Northwest Arkansas TIMES. Fields, 32, the plaintiff, charged Oct. 7 in Washington Circuit Court with second degree murder, filed the complaint which stated that the TIMES on Oct. 8 had 'maliciously published an arti- . cle accusing the plaintiff herein of murder." Under advisement of Attorney James E. Evans ST.. of Spring- 'rlale, Fields is asking $50,000 for punitive damages which he feels have been rendered to his reputation and $50,000 for compensatory damages as a redress of the alleged "':»"·'"·'=" ai-H*!* Fields was with the second degree murder of his wife, Mrs. Barbara - Fields, 28, of 609 Caudle Ave. Springdale. A c c o r d i n g to Springdale C h i e f Joe Sims, Mrs. Field was found by police Oct. 5 lying on a couch in the Fields' hom vith a bullet wound in her fore- cad. A .22 caliber pistol was ound close to the critically njured woman, he said. WOUND FATAL Mrs. Fields, taken to Springdale Memorial Hospital anc ater to Washington Rcgiona Medical Center, died at 10:35 a.m. as a result of the .22 call er bullet wound. According to Sims, police iegan a search for the woman's lusband after it was learned that the couple had been having article was charged Oct. Rogers Man Charged SPRINGDALE -- A 24-year- old Rogers man has been charged with annoying and molesting a child and loitering on school grounds in connection with an incident reported by two 14-year-old girls. The girls told police they met the man last week at a vacant building. At this first meeting, the man made sexual advances, according to the girls. The girls again saw the man Monlay morning when he stopped his car to ask them if they wanted a ride. The incident was then reported to police, «nd the man was arrested. Liddy Released WASHINGTON (AP) -- G Gordon Liddy, the silent man among the original Watergate defendants, was released today on $5,000 bond after serving 2: months in jail. He had been the only one p the first seven defendants sti! behind bars, serving a .min imum sentence of six years ' eight months. U.S. District Judge Gerhari marital difficulties. Sims that Fields telephoned said the jplice station, wishing to turn limself over to authorities. A. Gesell released Liddy from the District of Columbia jai pending appeal by Liddy on tw convictions, one for the Jun 17, 1972, break-in at the Demo cratic National Committee' icadquarters and the other fo :onspiracy in the Ellsber reak-in case. Plane Missing MANILA, Philippines Fields, Sims dered to police at about 2:30 says, surren- at the station a.m. He was accompanied by his lawyer at that time, Sims stales. The Field's five children were asleep at the time of the shooting. Trial for Fields on the second degree murder charge is set in Washington Circuit Court for Dec. 2. No trial has been set as of yet in tiie alleged libel complaint. A U.S. Air (AP) Force plane racin against an approaching tropic, storm was searching throug the night for signs of a weathe rcconnaisance plane missin with its six-man crew in tl South China Sea. The Philippine Weather B reau in Manila reported a tr pical depression had intcnsifii into a'storm and was head' north toward Mindanao, I Philippines' largest soulhe: island. Violent Weekend IHICAGO (AP) -- Twenty- van persons died in a bloody tburst of violence over the eekend in the Chicago area, d police say the availability handguns was the major use of the deaths. Police said 93 shootings were ported from 6 p.m. Friday to idnight Monday in Chicago one. In the city, 17 persons died of unshot wounds. Three addi- onal fatal shootings in subur- an Cook County brought to 20 number of gun-related eaths in the county. Seven-others died by assorted methods of violence -- one was rangled, four were stabbed nd two persons were run down y a car. Police charged the river with murder. I am an expert swim- NEVER ALONE Mills' account stated that he had arranged a bon voyage party for Gloria Sanchez, a :ousin and houseguest of Mrs. Ballistella, who was returning to her native Argentina. He said his wife, Polly, had a broken foot and insisted that he take the party out while she stayed home. "Mrs. Mills went out with us all the time," Mrs. Battistella said. "We were always with other people -- never alone." staff and Ehrliehman, his domestic counselor, resigned April 30. Dean, who had issued a public statement April 19 that "he would not 'become a scapegoat" in the Watergate case was fired April 30. Other than disclosures from the tapes, the story Ben-Veniste outlined in his 3-hour, 10-minute statement, was a familiar one. It began with the meetings at which Mitchell, 1 Jeb S. Magruder and G. Gordon Liddy allegedly planned the Watergate break-in, through its execution and the ever more-frantic efforts to bottle up the story. All five defendants are charged with a conspiracy to obstruct justice, which Ben-Ve- niste described as "an agreement among two or more persons to violate the laws." He told the jury of 9 women and 3 men that: "We will prove to you in the course of this trial that the attempts of legitimate law enforcement agencies of the United States to ascertain the facts which led up to this Wa- WASHINGTON (AP) -- Con- 1 gress is heading into ils first foreign policy showdown with President Ford with most leaders expecting to lose in the fight over a cutoff of U.S. military aid to Turkey. Opponents of the Turkish aid said optimistically Monday that spot checks indicated they might be able to muster a two- thirds House vote today tc override Ford's veto of the aic cutoff. But the opponents agreed with predictions of leaders, including Senate Republican Leadei Hugh Scott, that the Senate will sustain Ford's veto whether the House overrides or not. A presidential veto can be overturned only by a two-thirds vote of both House and Senate. Congress has postponed itb campaign recess for a week to act because the Turkey aid cut off is in an emergency stop-gap funding resolution for agencies whose legal spending authority expired Sept. 30. Denouncing "reckless acts, 1 Ford said in his veto message Monday that Congress' resolu tion to cut off aid to Turkey i 'entirely destructive" to U.S efforts to bring about Cypru peace' negotiations. IMPERIL RELATIONS The. President also said thi aid cutoff might imperil relations with Turkey U.S : 'an weaken us in the crucial east ern Mediterranean. "It directly jeopardizes th NATO alliance," he added. Both the House and Scnat o r i g i n a l l y voted over whelmingly, four to one, to cu off the U.S. aid after Turkey invasion of Cyprus fo force ni 'otiations on Turkey's will Irawal from the island. But Ford contended that rat! er than encourage negotiator the Turkey aid cutoff w o u 1 lessen U.S. influence in gcttin Turkey to negotiate and mean the pbnement of nations." tergate break-in were met by an effort to cover up the facts and obstruct the investigation by the most powerful men in the government of the United States in a conspiracy that involved the participation of even the President himself." indefinite meaningful com pos negi In a clear reference to con g r ess m e n ' s sensitivity I Greek-American lobby effor for the Turkey aid cutoff, For said lack of negotiations wi not help Greece or the Gree Cypriots who formerly dom naled Cyprus. "Reckless acts that prove progress toward a Cyprus se tlement harm Greece, for it the Greek government and I! Greek Cypriots who have ,ost to ·omise id. gain f r o m settlement," a conv F o r d Deadlock Ends On Coal Talks WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ne- otiators for the United Mina Vorkers and the coal industry pparently have broken tha talernate over discussion of ey health and safety issues nd have resumed 'hard har- aining. The deadlock held up tha alks for a week and provoked! ne- nion warnings of a nationwide oal strike Nov. 12. Top union and industry otiators held a lengthy ' ing Monday after ^ the Bituminous Coal Operators Association agreed to the union's. de-. mand to resolve their differences. over noneconomic issues jefore moving on to wage pror losals. The meeting was the first ince last Tuesday when the industry presented what was de- cribed as its final offer on the non-economic issues. UMW President Arnold Miller accused the industry of refusing o bargain in good faith and varned of a strike by his 120,000 members, who mine 75 per cent of the nation's coal. ENTIRELY SERIOUS 'The UMW Is entirely serious about its non-economic demands, especially those in . tha field of safety, and the BCOA, evidently has come to recognize Ihis," Miller said in a statement after talks resumed Monday. : An industry spokesman said the mine operators had planned to present their economic proposals Monday but "decided to go further in their discussions on non-economic issues to 6ee if they couldn't arrive at some understanding." However, it is still doubtful whether enough time remains to avoid a strike. The current three-year contract runs out Nov. 12 and any settlement would have to be submitted to the union rank-and-file at least a week in advance if it is to be ratified in time. Of UA Multi-Campus System Bishop Reorganizes Administration Dr. C.E. Bishop, president of .he University of Arkansas, has reorganized the administrative structure of the University's multi-campus system. The move by the president js considered essential to efficient operation of the University following development of the system through the mergers of recent years. Dr. Bishop said a comprehensive organizational p l a n was mandatory in achieving the system's expanded potential, particularly in program improvement and operational coordination. Dr. Bishop's announcement disclosed a shifting of some responsibilities and a redefinition of administrative roles of top echelon officials, specifically at the vice-presidential evel. Additionally, Dr. Bishop said he will seek, legislative approval for appointing a vice jresident and provost of the Fayetleville campus, and for the establishment of a chancellor system at the University Medical Center. System-wide responsibilities will be assigned to the positions currently held by the executive vice president and the vice presidents for agriculture, business, and academic planning and development. The executive vice president and the vice president for business, whose title now will become vice president for fiscal affairs, will continue to have line responsibilities on the Fayelteville campus in addition to their University- wide staff functions. The potential for Improved iscal and programmatic coordination under the nevy slruc- ure is seen In the agricultural program. All of the agricultural research and extension programs will be tied together to meet the needs of the state. These programs will be under the direction of the vice president for agriculture and vvill include research and extension activities emanating from the Fayetteville, Monticello and Pine Bluff campuses, as the programs well the Cooperative Extension Service in all the counties, the Agricultural Experiment Station and its branch stations and substations. S i m i l a r l y , the academic programs on all campuses o! the system will be coordinated under the direction of the vice ^resident for academic planning and development. Emphasis will be placed on ways in which the academic programs can complement each other and provide greater educational opportunities for Arkansas students. As an example, Dr. Bishop pointed to "linkages" between programs so that students can take preparatory two- year work in a specialized fielc: on one campus, and finish oul p r o f e s s i o n a l training o n another. Such "feeder" system already has been established in forestry so that students car take their first two years o work at other campuses anc complete their professiona orestry education in thel* unior and senior years on Ins ,lonticello campus. This articulation between campuses wil! also bo emphasized in student ransfcrs into the system from .wo-year community colleges In A r k a n s a s . Comprehensive planning, review of prgrams, prevention of undesirable duplication, accreditation questions, and oilier academic activities will be coordinated by the vice president for academic planning and development. The executive vice president's system responsibilities will include definitive and periodic review of the role and scope of cadi campus. He will develop personnel policies and pro- iCONim TOD ON PAGE TWO!

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