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Editorial .... ........... .... 6 For Women ·-.-..·..-.·..·.· ....... 9 Classified ....... ......... 21-24 Sports ........... -. ....... 25-27 Legal Notices · · · · ......... 28 Amusements ...... .......jj.. ...... 30 Comics . . . . .v, '-.-, .v.v ...... 31 115th YEAR-- NUMBER 124 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS/WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Gcncrally fair and cool tonight; slightly warmer on Thursday. Low last night 32. Lows tonight near 40 with highs Thursday in the upper 60s. Sunset today 6:40. Sunrise Thurs-, day 7:25. Weather map on pago 7. : PAGES-TEN CENTS City Directors Deny Controversial Zoning Request At Tuesday Session Guard Units Standing By In Boston Price Protest Tony Suda, a Greenwond, Wls., dairyman puts a revolver at the head of a dairy breed calf Tuesday us dairy and beef cattle producers protested the low prices. Nation- al Fanners Organization and Beef Growers Association members slaughtered 658 calves in Greenwood and .Buena Vista. (AP Wirciilioio) Congressional Leaders Hope For Compromise On Aid Bill · WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional leaders hope lo gel quick enactment of a compromise worked out with President Ford to cut off U.S. military aid to Turkey but not iintil Dec. 10. Opponents led by Rep. Benjamin S. Rosenthal, D-N.Y.. called that "no compromise at all" and said they would try in the House today to cut off the aid Nov. 30.-- or sooner, if Turkey sends any more arms to its occupation forces on Cyrpus. · But House Appropriations Chairman George H. Mahon, D- Tex., floor manager of the compromise resolution, said Ford needs until Dec. 10 to get Cyprus peace negotiations going. House Speaker Carl Albert and Senate leaders said Tuesday they hoped to get final action on the Turkish aid dispute today and let anxious congressmen get home to re-election campaigns. The Turkish aid ban is attached to an emergency spending resolution that some federal agencies need by Thursday to legally pay their employes. FORD GIVES APPROVAL The Dec. 10 Turkish aid cutoff was worked out by. House leaders and White House aides and reportedly received Ford's personal approval Tuesday after the House sustainec Ford's veto of a measure to cul off the Turkey aid immediately It is the same aid cutoff Fore vetoed Monday except that 11 permits Ford to delay the cut off from taking effect until Dec 10 if he determines that "will further negotiations for i peaceful resolution of the Cyprus conflict." The compromise is only five days different from the Dec. 15 compromise approved by the Senate last week but narrow! rejected, 187 to 171, by the House. Mahon called it "a face saving proposition to try to ge us out of here." The compromise was ap proved by the House Appropria lions Committee by voice vote The committee rejected th Rosenthal amendment to cu off the aid Nov. 30 or as soon as any more Turkish arm: went to Cyprus. Meanwhile, Ford signed i Watergate-inspired bill impos ing limits on the amount o money any person or group can ive and on the amounts candi- ates can spend in campaigns or federal office. Housing Funds May Be Easier To Locate Now Visits Montreal , MONTREAL (AP) -- Prince Philip, the Duke ot Edinburgh, visited Montreal on the last leg of his Canadian tour. Before leaving for London tonight, he was to visit the Au- tostade, home of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League and designated site of the Grand Prix jumping events at the 1976 Olympics. WASHINGTON (AP) lomebuyers should find mort age money easier lo locate result of an emergency nous ng credit bill passed by Con gress Tuesday. The bill, which authorizes up o $7.7 billion for federal pur ihases of conventional housin nortgagcs, was a priority re quest of President Ford in hi economic message to Congres week ago. Rep. Garry Brown, a rankini lepublican on the Bankini CommiHec. said he has beei assured that Ford will sign Ib bill. He said the mortgage pur chases should begin soon after ward, freeing b a n k s an ;avings and loan institutions t underwrite more mortgages. Seventy per cent of single !amily homes have con ventional mortgages but th government's secondary morl agencies have been re stricted to purchases of bom mortgages insured- by the Ve erans Administration and th F e d e r a l Housing Adminis tration. TO BENEFIT MOST Middle-class homebuyers wi benefit most from the legisla lion. It authorizes Ihe govern ment agencies to buy up mor gages on houses costing be tween $33,000 and $38,000 bu aulhorizes the secretary Housing and Urban Develop ment to allow purchases mortgages on houses costing u to $42,000 in high-cost areas. A ceiling of $55,000 was pu on mortgages in the extrao dinarily expensive areas i Alaska, Hawaii and Guam. The housing industry is in i worst doldrums since Wor' War II, its officials say. Homebuyers can't find mor gage money and when they' d it is prohibitively expensive b cause of interest rates a preaching 10 per cent in som reas. In a fight on the Senate floo Sen. William Proxmire, D-Wis succeeded in gelling the bil' interest rate lowered to the co of the money lo the Treasu plus one-half of one per cent, about 8.5 per cent. Every Man For Himself Defendants Adopt Strategy BOSTON (AP) -- National Juard units were standing by ioday in armories around Boston following scattered violence sociated with busing for hool desegregation. Presidenl ird refused a stale requesl r federal troops. ov. Francis W. Sargcn' obilized the National Guarc Tuesday and about 50C ardsmen were sent to armor s. Other units were put on tandby for possible callup. The governor made the move ter citing "slabbings, ston Js and disorders'-' in school uesday, mostly at a high hool in the predominantly lite Hyde Park seclion. Eight persons were injured a icially tense Hyde Park High chiding Joseph Crowley, 15 suffered what a Carne ospital spokesman described ; a deep slash in the abdo- icn. He was reported in good ondition Tuesday night. All of those injured are while. In rejecting Sargent's request T federal assistance, Ford aid in a statement that the pri-'. lary responsibility for main- aining order continues to lie ith stale and local authorities. Ford said no request for fed- ral help would .be in order until the governor is in a posL on to say he has utilized the ull resources of the slate and lat. despite these efforts he can no longer control the situ- lion." Sargent said he regretted "ord's decision to deny federal roops. WON'T HESITATE The governor said that if Boson police · and the 450 stale roopers and Metropolitan Dis- ricl Commission police called p by him last week cannot eep order, he will "not hesi- ate to deploy whatever re- ources are required to ensure, 'iiblic safety." Sargent stressed at a news onference that he does not be- ieve there is a conspiracy to reale trouble in Boston chools. But he said some viq- enl incidents were "coordinated . . . Ihey have been irompled." City officials indicated they lid not approve of Sargent's noves and several expressed loubts about such drastic steps being necessary when all chools but one were relatively peaceful Tuesday. Mayor Kevin H. White reused comment. But an aide .aid the mobilization decision vas made over the mayor's expressed wishes. Sargent said he made the moves based upon information received from state police and he FBI saying that the school situation in Boston is potential- WASHINGTON AP) -- At east three of Hie five defend- ints in the Walergate cover-up rial have adopted strategies of svery man for himself. Defendants John D. Ehrlichman and Robert C. Mardian are scrambling separately to avoid conviction, opening slale- menls by the lawyers showed Tuesday. Jacob Stein, attorney for de- "endant Kenneth W. Parkinson, was scheduled to make his opening statement today a n d was expected to emphasize his client's distance from the other defendants. Parkinson had argued unsuccessfully in pre-trial motions for a separate trial. Lawyers for former President Richard M. Nixon's former staff chief, H.R. Haldeman and former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell plan to deliver their opening statements after the prosecution has completed its case. One of those originally indicted in the case and already in jail, John W. Dean III, was scheduled to lead off the Watergate prosecutors' case today, after a, day's delay. Dean, expected to be the prosecution's star witness, had been scheduled to appear Tuesday, but opening statements by two defense lawyers took longer than planned. Nixon has himself been sub- poenaed to testify by the prosecution and defense. U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica set Thursday afternoon for a hearing on requests from the former President's lawyers that he be excused for reasons of ill health. ' ' In the first defense opening statement Tuesday, Ehrlich- mati's lawyer confirmed increasing reports that his client would openly split with the former Pcrsident, whom Ehrlichman served for six. years. While saying it was not easy for Ehrlichman to make such charges, attorney William S. Fralcs said Nixon lied to Ehrlichman about Watergate "to save his own neck." ' J^' - · * ' But Frates also sought to divorce Ehrlichman from the oth- T er defendants in the minds of the jurors. f The heavy set, folksy Miami, [ Fla., lawyer noted that Water- · gate, prosecutors in their open- ! ing statement had linked Eli- * rlichman's name repeatedly with Haldeman, Ehrlichman's * close friend from their days together as college students in California. "The government ... was always saying Haldeman-Ehrlich- m a n , Haldernan-Ehrlichman, Haldeman-Ehrlicliman. We're here to defend John Ehrlichman. We're not here to defend the other defendants, nor are we here to prosecute," he said. Senator Says w i n Delay Final Approval Of Act 9 Issue The Fayetteville Board of Directors Tuesday night denied a controversial rezoning request and tabled final approval of a $2 million Act 9 bond issue top the expansion ot the Baldwin Piano and Organ plant. Four Fayclleville doctors had submitted a zoning request for a tract of land (30.4 acres) at 049 E. Township physicians, Tom Road. Coker, The Coy Ford Program Isn't Enough WASHINGTON ate Democratic (AP) -Leader Sen- Mike s' explosive. But Police Commissioner Robert diGrazta said Tuesday night that he was unable to confirm Sargent's information DiGrazia said he had been in constant contact with the state police and FBI, and the agencies never indicated the lad any information warrant ing the calling out of the Na tional Guard. High emotions and racia troubles were triggered by school desegregation plan dered by U.S. District Cour Judge W. Arthur Garrity Jr Tha.t plan, which went into ef feet Sept. 12, requires the bus ing of 18,200 pupils. Citywide attendance Tuesday increased to 74.3 per cent fa grades one through 12, still be low the high of 80.2 per cen achieved two weeks ago. At tendance last Friday was per cent. ^^ Airstream travel trailer owners from more than eight stales arc iiouring into the Washington C o u n t y Fairgrounds this week to attend tlie annual Region 6 rally of Portable City the Airstream Club, composed of owners of (he vehicles throughout the nation. Gregg Wilson, of Rogers, a local officer of the club, said niore than 300 trailers are expected to attend the rally, to run Thursday through Sunday. The rally is held in Arkansas in conjunction with local arts anil crafts shows. (TIMES- plioto by Ken Good) Brerfinev To Visit Cairo CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- Ismail Fahmy, the straight-talking foreign minister who engineered Dgypt's friendship with the United Stales at the expense of ts ties with Russia, has now convinced Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev lo visit Cairo. The Soviet Union announced Tuesday that .Brezhnev will make his first visit to Cairo in January for meetings with President Anwar Sadat. Brezh- nev'agreed to Ihe summit after long talks with Fahmy and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko! The invitation indicated that Sadat is apparently becoming unhappy with the scarcity of concrete results from his year- old opening lo the United States. Fahmy was accompanied to Moscow by chief of staff Lt Gen. Abdel Ghany Gamasy anc War Production Minister Ahmed Kamal. Their presence in dicates Sadat hopes to restore the flow of Soviet arms, eluding the modern missiles and planes that have been sup plied to Syria and other Arab states. Above Lowest Bid Police Car Contract Awarded A $53,832.84 contract for the purchase of 12 new police vehicles- was awarded to Hatfield Pontiac-Cadillac by the Fayetteville Board of Directors Tuesday night -- even though Hatfield wasn't the low bidder. Low bidder for the contract was Whit Chevrolet, at $4,482 per car for a total ot $53,784. The difference in the bid price of Whit Chevrolet and Hatfield Pontiac-Cadillac was $4.07 per car and the board awarded the bid to Halfield Pontiac-Cadillac on the "basis of past performance." (Hatfield has furnished police cars for the Fayetteville department for the past two years.) The cars are to be purchased over an eight-month period. The contract was awarded, provided Hatfield Pontiac-Cadillac will hold to a firm bid price for the next eight months. Whit Chevrolet had already agreed lo offer the cars at the bid price throughout the buying period. The average cost per mile for the 11 cars now in use by the Police Department is 5.G3 cents per mile. The figure includes the cost of maintenence, gasoline, oil, parts, tires, and other expenses. The purchase price is not included. ' Two olher _ firms also sub- milted bids Ibr the contract- Lewis Ford offered a price o $4,491.25 per car and Garret Chevrolet of Slihvell, Okla submitted a unit bid of $4,635. A contract for the purchas'. of a new car for the fire chic was also awarded to Hatfieli Pontiac-Cadillac on a low nil of $4,340. Lewis Ford's bid wa $4,438.56; Whit Chevrolet's $4 445 and Garrctt Chevrolet's $4 570; The contracts were awarde on a unanimous vote of 7-0. Mansfield, calling President " Ford's economic program only a partial answer, has urged a larger government role in the economy. "To 'Whip Inflation Now'- -WIN, as the slogan goes -- will require action, action that encompasses something more and different than a 10-point program whicli begins by imposing greater tax burdens on families with annual incomes of $15,000; more than increased acreage allotments for peanuts, cotton and rice production," Mansfield said Tuesday. 'Words and slogans will no longer satisfy the nation," he said in a nationally broadcast Democratic response to Ford's economic program. He called for fuel rationing, tough controls on wages, prices and profits, allocation of credit, a broad system of tying workers' wages to living costs and a tax break for the poor. Mansfield said the Ford administration's heavy reliance on tight money and reduced Keytar, Carl Kendriek and Jorge Johnson, had requested that Ihe tract be rc/oned from low density residential (H-l) to residential office district (R-0) so they could construct a clinic on the propeily. Citing traffic problems, topography, and encroachment on a residential area, citizens owning property in the area appeared en masse in opposition to the proposal. A petition bearing the signatures of 211 property owne'rs in the area was also presented. . The final vote,'7-0 against the rezoning, came after a lengthy discussion belween board members and the cilizen group. LEASE AGREEMENT The $2 million Act 9 hond issue, approved on Aug. 27 by Fayetleville voters, failed to 'get final approval from the board. II.was tablcdf(with' an accom- HEWS BRIEFS Hungry Vandals Hungry vandals stopped long nough to eat after entering the mmanuel Baptist Church at intersection of Duncan \venue and Stone Street donday night or Tuesday morning. Fayetteville police said the andals, believed to be small hildren, entered the church by ireaking a window on the south ide of the building. After going through the 'Uilding and ransacking desk rawers, they apparently look a ireak for a snek of tuna salad and canned peaches before caving. Early Detection NEW YOKK (AP) -- A sys- em for very early detection ol )reast cancer shows promise of saving women's lives, says Dr. Justin J. Stein, who is cured ol cancer that struck him 30 years ago. Dr. Stein, president of the American Cancer Society, tolc ts annual meeting today tha there "is much to be hopefu [or" from research agains various forms of cancer. Futures Weak CHICAGO (AP) -- Farm commodity futures prices were weak on the Chicago Board o Trade today. On the opening, soybean fu ·ures were 5 to 7 cents a bushe lower, November 8.65; Chicagi wheat was 1 to C lower, Decem her 5.12; Gulf hard red whea was not traded; corn was % t( 6 lower, December 3.87 and oats were 'A lo cember 1.94. Vk lower, De Can Assure Growth LISBON, Portugal ( A P ) -President Francisco da Cost; Gomes says the United State can assure the growth of de mocracy in Portugal by givin; his government large doses o economic and political help, to help a partial the an- federal spending economy is only swer. "Sacrifices are needed across the board if the nalion's econo- Health Check WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica jidicated today he is eonsid- ring sending a team of three octors to California to determine if Richard M. _ Nixon's ealth would prevent him from estitying at the Watergate cov- 12th day of the rial, Sirica emphasized, how- jver, that he has made no deci- ,ion on defense and prosecution iubpoenaes for the former pres- dent. my is lo Democratic be restored," leader said. the my judgment, the people of this nation are prepared lo make those sacrifices." Mansfield said the nation cannot come to grips with inflation, recession iloymenl "unless r-up trial. Opening the nove in the direction of: controls rents and -Mandatory vages, prices, ts, as necessary. Left Frightened MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) ien. Howard Baker, R-Tenn., vho served as vice chairman of he Senate .Watergate Committee, says the partial knowledge he acquired about the Central Intelligence Agency has eft him "frightened." 'I don't think anybody in Congress knows what the intelligence commmunity is up to," Baker said in an interview Tuesday. and unem- \ye begin to prof- panying lease'agreement) until the Nov. 5 meeting in order that a representative of the firm of Smith, Williams, Friday, Eldridge and Clark of Little Rock could be present to answer questions. A representative of the firm, which wrote the bonding agreement and the lease, had been expected to be present Tuesday night, but notified city officials that plane trouble prevenle.d h i^m from attending the me'eting. The board also: --Approved an ordinanca closing and vacating- an alley in the Mitchell Addition. --Approved the large scale development plan (LSD) Of rVal-Mart Properties Inc. for construction of a new retail out- el near the intersection of tha Hwy. 71 bypass and Hwy. 62. . --Approved an ordinanca rezoning a small tract of land at the intersection of College Avenue and Rock Street from R-2 to R-0. The petitioner, Charles Barrett, had requested the change for parking purposes. · TABLED ORDINANCES · --Tabled an ordinance ajy Droving the LSD plan of the Fayetteville Public School System for construction of a library at Asbell School. :. Tabled an ordinance rezoning a 30.01 acre tract of land on. City Lake Road. The requested change was from R-I to medium density residential (R- 2) and heavy commercial-light industrial C M ) . The request --Launching a rationing sys- :em for energy and other scarce materials, coupled with a tight conservation program. --Developing a system of indexing, under which workers' real incomes are tied directly ,o living costs. When the cost of iving goes up, wages would go up automatically. was tabled hearing on to allow a public the I- 1 portion of the tract at the Nov. 5 meeting. - - R e f e r r e d a requested rezoning back to the Planning Commission for further study. The rezoning request, for a 21.33 acre tract of land on East 15th Street, was submitted by J. Bernard Dresselhaus. He had requested that the property b'a irezoned from R-l to 1-1. Bit Unfair STANFORD, Calif. (AP) "When I think of the hundreds and thousands of people working in this field, I feel it's a bit unfair for one person to be singled out," said Stanford University Prof. Paul J. Flory. He Ford Calls For The Election Of Economic Inflation Fighters had just won the Prize in chemistry. 1974 Nobel Edges Upward WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's industrial output edged upward in September after two months of decline, but still was lower than the level recorded in the same month a year ago, the government says. The index was up by three- tenths of one per cent over August, hut 1 per cent behind a year ago, the Federal Reserve Board said Tuesday. The index stood at 125,5, meaning output KANSAS CITY (AP) -- President Ford, campaigning in four Midwestern states for Republican candidates in the off-year election, called today for the election of "inflation-fighters who arc going to keep track of every single penny this government spends." In, his text for a $100-a-platc Republican breakfast. Ford said that in the economic area "the President proposes, but ·he Congress diposes." He continued: "Unless we send people into Ihe House and Senale who recognize the role big government and deficit-spending play in our economy, we never are going to end this inflation that is costing currently is 125.5 ahead of 1967. per cent every American much." consumer so At another his audience. point, You Ford told can make , my job easier by sending more Republicans to Congress to work with me in the two years ahead." The President, who scheduled campaign stops today in Mis souri, South Dakota, Nebraska and Indiana, declared, "I know hat this will be a tough elec- ion and some people say that he odds are against our candidates this year." But he added words aimed at the local citizenry, "The odds were also against the University of Missouri last Saturday -- but the Tigers defeated Nebraska in a brilliant effort." The President made his strongest campaign pitch in be- · lalf of former U. S. Rep, Thomas B, Curtis, who is challenging Democratic Sen. Thomas F. Eaglelon in Missouri. The President began his day with a dawn meeting with Republican Sen. Robert Dote of neighboring Kansas, who is facing a strong election challenge. Dole, who recently left the post of Republican national chair- later lold a news confer- Ford promised there man, _.. would be no federal controls on exporls of wheat. The chief executive then mingled with 22 guests at a GOP coffee gathering that cost $1,000 n person, ·/

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