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INSIDE- Edllorial 4 For women :.... 6 Sports... 13-17 Entertainment 21 Comics 22 Classified 23-25 Legal notices 25 115th YEAR--NUMBER 125 Jlorthtoegt Th» Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1974 IOCAL FORECAST- Falr and warm days «nd cooj nights through Friday. L o w . last night 42. Lows In the mtd to upper 40s with highs' ln-th$ opper 70s. Sunset today 6;J9[ sunrise Friday 7:25. ., Weather map on page 10. PAGES-TEN CB4TS .piiHiniiiH^ Kissinger Said To Need Admiration PARIS (AP) -- Henry A. Kissinger "has a desperate need to be admired" and the American secretary of state sometimes gets tripped up by his "reverence for his own intelligence," says a former French foreign minister. "He thinks that he can submit history to his reasonings, to his constructions," wrote Michel Jobert of the American diplo- ,matic superstar in "Memoires of the Future." '"There is no doubt that this fidelity to himself, this constant reverence for his own ,in telligence leads him to some mistakes," Jobert wrote. _,' He added: "There is thing of an illusionist in him, [He feeds himself with his illusions, _ijjbns. 'need to be admired. You can see it in his face." :, Jobert became foreign minister in April 1973 -- when Kis singer issued his call for "a .new Atlantic Charter" that lat er was sidetracked by Middle Sast warfare and the energy crisis. Jobert interpreted the idea for a refurbished trans-At- Jantie relationship as an at;empt by Kissinger to dominate Surope. Jobert wrote that during his year as foreign minister, he :ound .that Kissinger always opened. conversations by reciting a list. of.complaints. He .said .Kissinger "spoke a lot,.easily, taking a silence for an aquiescence or professing sadness. that an objection could imperil a grand historic design." But.Jobert said he found that and he has many illu- He has a desperate I; Ford Says There Was No Deal Behind His Pardon Of Nixon for France and the his respect creased as Kissinger in- chill between United States settled in. He described Kissinger as "a man who was doing his duty'to the best of his abili- 'jr." Jobert retired upon the death of President Georges Pompidou last April. Since then, French- American relations have come warmer. be- Irish Women Prison Inmates Release Hostages Unharmed ARMAGH, Northern Ireland (AP) -- Women inmates of Armagh jail who seized the warden and three women guards freed them unharmed early today after holding them for 14 hours. Release of the four hostages came after the jail's Roman Catholic and Protestant chaplains had assured the inmates that male prisoners who rioted in other prisons were safe. The prison officers were cap- ·tured Wednesday as violence swept four Northern Ireland jails and guerrilla bomb plosions and gunfire erupted in Belfast streets. The outbursts seemed directed at the British policy ol Interning suspected terrorists in the sectarian conflict between extremist Protestants and Roman Catholics. Since the fight- ·Ing flared up in 1969, 1,067 persons have been killed. BELIEVED LINKED At Armagh, guerrilla gunmen opened fire on British troops waiting outside the prison. No casualties were reported. The 100 women inside were though! to have links with the outlawed Irish Republican Army, which is waging guerrilla warfare to try to force the British out of the mainly Protestant province and unite it with the prc dominanlly Catholic Irish Re public of the South of Ireland. Hugh Cunningham, the Ar magh warden, and three guards were seized as they in spected the women's cells. The rebellious prisoners forced the hostages into an attic of the grim 2000-year-old building and erected a barricade of furni hire. "We shall not give up unli bur men are safe, and we know they are safe," a spokesman for the Armagh inmate shouted to newsmen. The kidnapings were sparkec by rumors that rioters in thi New Oil Fields MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Gov eminent officials are hopefu that still untapped oil riches i northern and western Mexico combined with discoveries the southeast, soon will plac Mexico among the major oil ex porters. PEMEX, the state oil mo nopoly, says new fields in Ch huahua, Coahuila and Tamau ipas, just south of the U.S Mexican border, and in Ba; California may be as promisin as the producing fields of th far southeastern states Chiapas and Tabasco. "Baja California alone has deposit which could change tl face of the nation," said H racio Florcs de la Pen a, mini ter of national properties an chairman of the board of PE ' MEX, Bonn Accuses U.S. Chamber Of Meddling BONN, West Germany (AP) - West Germany has accused a U.S. business group of.trying to meddle in German affairs by opposing a plan giving workers a say in running businesses in G e r m a n y , including some American-owned giants. A spokesman for Chancellor Helmut Schmidt told newsmen Wednesday that the American Chamber of Commerce in West Gemany was "very close to in terfering in our affairs" by dis tributing a study that criticized the so-called "co-determination" bill presently before par liament. The bill would give workers an equal vote with shareholders on boards running the 650 largest firms in the country, including 50 subsidiaries of U.S. businesses such as Ford, Gener- aze jail near Belfast were lied when they went on the impage late Tuesday, attack- g guards and setting fire to al Motors and eir quonset huts. Maze, which representatives ontains about 1,400 male de- ·· · - - · ainees and 500 men either con- clcd or awaiting trial, was i r t u a 11 y destroyed before oops quelled the violence with ausea gas and rubber bullets. IBM. now Employe comprise Ford Vetoes Bill Cutting Turkish Aid WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ex- rcising his veto power for a econd time, President Ford re- urned to Congress without ap- roval today legislation thai vould call for an immediate utoff of weapons aid to Turkey I any of the supplies were ship- ed to Turkish forces on !yprus. Caught in the middle are fed- ral agencies that have been leally penniless since Sept. 30, ome of which may already be in able to meet full payrolls. Ford is leaning in the direc- ion of a second veto of legisla- ion to cut off military aid to 'urkey, Press Secretary Ron lessen said Wednesday night. E.arlier Wednesday Congress 'oted to suspend aid to Turkey )ec. 10 or sooner if Turkey sends any more U.S. arms to ts invasion force in Cyprus. Nessen said Ford's objection p this is the same .as to the irst bill, that it would "undermine delicate negotiations." The first measure contained an immediate ban on further military aid to Turkey. " the probable second House approved the one-third of the board in every lusiness employing more than 2,000 workers. CHAMBER HOSTILE The Chamber has been hostile to the proposed legislation : or months. The current row negan when the Chamber dis- .ributed an independent study claiming the bill violates Investment protection clauses a 1954 U.S.-German trade greement by limiting the rights of American, shareholders over their .own businesses. A copy of the study was sent to Schmidt's office. One sent to the U.S. State Department included a request'that Washington intervene in behalf of the American businessmen in opposition to the bill. A Chamber spokesman said the organization a | s o urged U.S. parent companies of German subsidiaries to ask their · Lumber On The Roadside Charles F.- Lockhart, 19, of West Fork, Ronte 1, escaped injury early Wednesday afternoon when the West F o : r k Lumber Co. truck he w a s driving went out of control and overturned on a dirt portion at Hwy. 265 just north of the Wyman.Road intersec- ping one wheel Into a ditch tion. Picture, taken from atop and rolling over onto its side. » fire engine, shows 'the trucfc - ;(TlMESphoto r by Ken Good) as it cameito rest after drop- ~ : '.'_"·' congressmen to pressure the Ford Administration to do something to defeat the bill. A U.S. embassy spokesman said Washington has not responded to the Chamber's request for support and that the Bonn government had made no formal protest of the ^Chamber's activities. ~ tration officials ngton they do early reply ~ situation as Despite veto, the alesl aid cutoff 194 to 144 and the Senate passed it 45 to 23. Opponents of the Turkish aid vowed that if Congress could not override a second veto they would try to write an identical or similar cutoff to a new emergency spending resolution. Ford adminis- said in Wash- not expect an In Cover-Up Trial Use Of Tape Challenged WASHINGTON (AP) -- Prosecutors at the Watergate cover- up trial prepared today to play one of the subpoenaed White House 'tapes but defense lawyers quickly challenged whether the recording could be used as evidence. With former White House counsel John W. Dean III on the stand as the first prosecution witness, the government planned to play the tape of a Sept. Dean 15, had 1972, conversation with then-President Richard M. Nixon and H. R. and classified the 'a delicate issue Close To Vote , OAXTEPEC, Mexico (AP) -The Episcopal House of Bishops was reported close to a vote to- of ordaining day on the issue women priests. Bishop Robert Rochester, N.Y., Wednesday that he believed a "sizable majority" of the about 150 bishops meeting here favors women's ,ish ordination, thi Fire Damages Poultry Firm SPRINGDALE -- Fire caused extensive damage to the interior and contents of the tour- State Poultry Supply Company on Robinson Avenue Wednesday morning. Fire Chief Mickey Jackson said the cause of the blaze is undetermined. The fire began inside the building on a deck over the offices. Poultry equipment was stored in this area. Damage estimates have not been figured yet, Jackson said. 'This is probably the biggest loss we've had this year," he noted, "but this would not be classified as a major fire." Jackson said that the fire created much smoke and so attracted much attention. But of the blaze itself was confined to on the deck area. The firm's roof was destroyed by the heat from the fire, Jackson said. Arson is not being considered There are as a possibility, according to Jackson. NEWS BRIEFS EGA Gets Grant The Economic Opportunity Agency of Washington County today was awarded a grant of $243,537 by the Office of Child Development, of the Department of Health Education and Welfare, Rep. John Paul Ham merschmidt announced today. The funds will children enrolled during the day. Spears said affect 200 .full time LITTLE ROCK (AP) lice said the body of Elmer Akiris Jr., 26, of Little Rock was found in a driveway behind j Little Rock residence early ;oday. Akins had been shot once in .he right cheek with a large caliber weapon, police said. Since money was found on .he body, police discounted rob iery as a motive for the murder. Cabinet Resigns SAN PEDRO SULA, Hon duras (AP) -- Reliable sources today said the Hondurah cabinet has submitted resignations to President Oswaldo Lopez Arellano following charges the government mishandled relie efforts after Hurricane Fili. There was no'immediate con firmation of the reports from the capital, Tegucigalpa. Gen Lopez Arellano has been in power for eight years and has never before dismissed his close associates. Body Found A New Elizabeth LONDON (AP) -- British gossip writers reported today there's a new F.lizabeth in the life of actor Richard Burton: a princess related to the British royal family. Society columns of the Dail Mail and the Daily Expres said the 40-year-old Welshman who divorced Elizabeth Taylo four months ago is in love will Princess Elizabeth of Yugo slavia. nniiuin iraHMiniiniiiiKiuiiiiniMniiiiiiiniiii ti " uii««n«ii«ii«iniiiipiui!!iin [aldeman, Nixon's chief-of- taff. and one of the five cover- p defendants. , . : Before the jury entered the ourtroom. John J. Wilson, Haleman's lawyer, was on his cet challenging the use of the Vhite House tapes as evidence, "I want to examine Mr. Dean in his memory of these tapes icfore' they go into evidence," Vilson said. Wilson urged U.S. District udge John J. Sirica to -set a ar stricter standard for admissibility o f . the tapes than had been suggested . by the prosecutors. IN MEMORANDUM In a memorandum submitted Vednesday to Sirica the prose cutors argued that the tapes vould be admissible so long as one of the participants, Dean in :his case, "recalls all the par- icipants in the conversations, identifies all the voices on the :apes as those of the participants, and who recalls the sub stance of the conversations as well as many details of the conversation." The prosecutors argued there was no need for Dean "to remember each and every detail of the conversation." Wilson, hov/eyer, argued for far more questioning of Dean's memory of details. The defense attorney also threatened to object line oy line during the playing of the tapes on the grounds of relevancy. Sirica said he would permi no such tactic. Weeks- ago, the judge per milled installation of electronic equipment in his second-floor courtroom so that everyone from the jury of nine womei and three men to the specla It was ; o n , Sept. .15, 1972, that federal grand jury indicted even m e n ' o n conspiracy, bur- lary and wiretapping charges lemming from the June 17, 972, Watergate break-in. The reak-in. defendants included he . five men' arrested . inside )c-mocratic headquarters and wo former White House aides, Jr. and G. transcript of prepared by he House Judiciary Commiltee (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) ors, could listen iirough earphones. to tapes In Personal Appearance Before Panel WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford personally told m"- vestigating congressmen today that there was no deal behind his controversial pardon of Richard M. .Nixon. But he acknowledged discussing with s Nixon aide on Aug. 1 the possibility that the then-president might be pardoned should h» resign. In a lengthy opening statement he read a t . a House Judiciary subcommittee hear- ng broadcast nationally. by; television and radio Ford said: "I assure you that there never was-at any time any agreement whatsoever concerning. a pardon to Mr. Nixon if he were :o resign and I were,to becom* President," . . · ' · ;" Ford detailed repeated contacts he had as vice president with Nixon's staff chief, Alexander M. Haig Jr., and defense attorney James D. St. Glair oh Aug. 1 and 2. In one 45-minule session with Haig on Airg. 1, Ford said, Nixon's staff chief reviewed a variety of options that included "the question of whether the President could pardon himself ... pardoning various Watergate defendants, then himself, followed by resignation ... a pardon to the President should h« resign." Ford said: "Gen. Haig want- e d , my views on the various courses of action as well as my attitude on the options of resignation. However, he indicated he was not advocating any of the options." GOES VOLUNTARILY. Ford went voluntarily befort the subcommittee on criminal justice and the chairman, Rep. William Hungate, D-Mo:, said t h e presidential testimony "demonstrates his commitment to be open and candid with th« American people." Hungate said it was the first Howard Hunt ordon Liddy. According to a lie conversation Nice Weekend Is Forecast By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Pleasant . autumn weather with little or no shower activity is expected in Arkansas .hrough Monday. Skies should be mostly fair wilh warm days and cool nights. A large high pressure sys- lem, that currently covers Arkansas, ridges from southern Louisiana to the Pacific northwest. The ridge is expected to show little movement over the next few days, and, therefore, pleasant weather should continue through the weekend. No measureable precipitation was reported in Arkansas during the 24-hour period which ended at 7:00 a.m. today. documented appearance by a silting president before a committee of the Congress, although tradilion . holds there was an unconfirmed appearance by Abraham Lincoln before a-House committee durirfg the Civil War. George Washington appeared before the first Congress in 789, visiting the Senate cham- jer to discuss arrangements for ndian trealies. . ,. The President said he met shortly after 8 a.m. on Aug. 2 vith St. Clair, who. told him of mpending new revelations tha avyyer regarded as "so damaging that impeachment in the House was a certainty and conviction in the Senate a high probability.". . . . On the afternoon of that day. Ford said he telephoned Haig and "told him I wanted him to undersland lhat I had no in.- :entlon of recommending what President Nixon . should , do aboul resigning or not resigning, and that nothing we had talked about the previous afternoon should be given any consideration in whatever decision the President might take." Ford said he had decided that, as vice president, ha 'should endeavor not to do or say anything which might affect his -President's tenure in office." Ford continued: "At no time after I becamft President on Aug. 9, 1974, was the subject of a pardon for Richard M. Nixon raised by the former president or by anyone representing him. Also, no ona on my staff brought up the sub-. ject until the day before my first press conference on Aug. 2(i, 1974. At that time, I was ad- I iCONTINtrED ON PAGE TWOt Mills Denies Any Romantic I nvolvement With Ex-Stripper LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Rep. Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., emerging Wednesday from nine days of seclusion, denied any romantic involvement with an ex- stripper who was with him during an encounter with Washington Park Police on Oct. 7. Mills also said he may have had "a little too much" to drink before the incident. Mills is opposed in his hid for a 19th term in Congress by Republican Judy Petty of Little Mills said he believed the incident would be a factor in that race, but be thought he would win. "I don't think there's any 1 queston about that," Mills said In an interview with John Meyer of CBS News. Police said Mills was intoxicated when they stopped his speeding, unlighted car at 2 a.m. Mills was not driving. One of the four other persons in the car, Annabel Battistella, later identified as an ex-stripper, got out of the car and plunged into the Tidal Basin, a backwater of the Potomac River at Washington. Police pulled her from the water. Mills, chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, arrived at the Little Rock Airport Wednesday afternoon and told about 75 persons, mostly newsmen: "I said I was embarrassed. I'm still embarrassed." Meyer, who interviewed Mills aboard an airplane returning to Arkansas, asked Mills: "Was there anything between you and the young lady?" "No," Mills replied, "I ought to be flattered at my age of 65 for anybody to ask me such a question, but, uh, I know the impression is trying to be created that there was, but she said herself that .Mrs. Mills was with us whenever we went out except one or two occasions when she was at home with her foot broken, but we were not by ourselves on any of those occasions." Mills was asked by CBS if it was true that some of the people in his car on Oct. 7 were intoxicated. "I don't know frankly," the congressman replied. "I didn't think anybody was. I didn't think I was. I felt like I was high." He laughed, then added, "And, we'd been celebrating this lady's departure back to Argentina. And, maybe we did have a little too much. I'm not: going to say we did or didn't, but I didn't feel it, I didn't feel that we did." Mills said^he wasn't sure how long he had known Mrs. Battistella. He said he might have known her "a year at least." Asked if he expected any adverse reaction to the incident, Mills said, "Oh, it will to some people who want to,be prone to criticize or find fault or make something big." : Mills said his face was scratched when someone's elbow struck him while he was in he car. "I don't know whose it was," he said. "It may have jeen this lady's. But my glasses were broken in the arocess. and the glasses scratched the side of my eye and underneath my eye and on my nose. I think it's pretty well healed now; it wasn't deep -just enough of a scratch to bleed...." Mills was wearing dark glasses Wednesday, but he did not appear to have any scars on his face. He briefly discussed what happened after Park Police stopped his car. He said they asked the driver "why he didn't have his (car) lights on. "Well, frankly," Mills explained, " t h e streets were so bright themselves I didn't know the lights weren't on, and the car was strange to him. He'd never driven it -- probably didn't know where the light switch was." While al the airport. Mills said little about the incident except to reaffirm statement he issued through an aide four days after the incident. He said the reason for the delay in is suing the explanation was be; cause he had been in bed witi the flu. . When the congressman met reporters at the airport, h» said. "Thank you for welconv ing me back to Arkansas." ,. At one point, his wife tugged him toward the car, away from newsmen. Mills talked with th» reporters as he walked from the plane to car. He never slopped to field questions. An unidentified airplane passenger held a sign abovt.Millq' head which said, "Support th« Kennedy-Mills Water Safety Bill."

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