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INSIDE- For women ....-.-T... 3 Edilorial ., 4 Sports ..........v...'.,.... 9-10 Comics 11 Classified 12-14 Legal'notices 14 Entertainment 16 115th YEAR--NUMBER 126 tfatesi The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEV1UE, ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1974 LOCAt FORECAST- Generaliy fair with U t t l * change in temperature through Saturday. Low last night 43, Low tonight near 50 with highs Saturday near 80. Sunset today 6:37; sunrise Saturday 7:28'., v PAGES-TEN CENTS ford's Testimony On Pardon Of Nixon Praised For Its Candor Symplons Of A Recession Increasing WASHINGTON (AP) -- While President Ford prescribes anti- inflation medicine for the economy, the symptoms of a recession are growing more pronounced. . The veal value of the goods and services churned out by the economy showed the third consecutive quarterly decline. The face value of the gross national product for July through September rose 8.3 per cent projected at an annual rate, to $1,114.6 billion, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Yet inflation sapped the dollars of 11.5 per cent of their value in the same period, , so the real value of the econo- - my's output shrunk by 2.9 per cent. That left the output jjst slightly ahead of where it was .in 1972. It was the first lime since the 1960-61 recession the output dropped in three successive quarters. The most recent recession, that of 1969-70, was marked by only two consecutive quarters of decline. There are o t h e r symptoms, such as a maximum drop of 1.9 per cent in industrial production so far, which are less se.. vere than in the most recent recessions. ISOLATED QUIRKS Yet even before the latest national product figures came out, . Federal Reserve Board Chairman Arthur F. Burns and other economists dubbed the . current economic' slump a recession. ' The administration's contention, repeated anew by Commerce Secretary Frederick B Dent and his top economists, i; that the decline in the ccono my's output is the product ol isolated quirks. The Arab oi' embargo, higher oil prices overe^ger stockpiling by industry in anticipation of inflationary price increases and a home building industry staggering under high interest rates are examples. "It appears to me the econo my is actually moving side ways at the current time," salt economist James L. Pate. "We're talking about side ways waffling," said Dent. Economists sucli as Leif H Olsen of New York's First Na tional City Bank argue that in flation's doom already is seale( and the nation "now confronts a decidedly new situation with n e w and different com plications." While supporting the spend ing programs in the Presidents economic proposals. Olsen saic In a recent speech that the pro posed 5 per cent surtax "is ill timed politically -- as Mr. For himself acknowledged -- and i Is far worse timed economic ally." Dent rejected any notion tha the proposed lax increase en dangers the economy. Recess Begins For Congress WASHINGTON (AP) - Con eress is in recess until Nov.^l after breaking a stalemate wit President Ford over cutting of military aid to Turkey. A compromise on a twice-ve toed money bill suspends aid t Turkey Dec. 10, or sooner J Turkey increases its 40,000-ma occupation force in Cyprus o sends it any more U.S. "imple ments of war." The compromise was worke out after the House faile Thursday for the second tim .in a week to override Ford veto of a normally routine film ing resolution. The Turkey mil tary aid ban was attached t the resolution. The House vote on the vet was 161 lo 83, two short of 111 two-thirds' majority required t override. The compromise wa passed by the House 191 to 3 · and in Ihe Senate by voice vote Both houses of Congress the closed up shop for a 32-day n cess until after the Nov. 5 elei tion, when they will return t tackle unfinished business, ir eluding appropriations for se eral major government depar ments. Final action on the mone resolution and the President .agreement to sign it took th squeeze off thousands of go ernment employes who ha been facing payless payday next week. --AP Wircphoto NON-STOP QUESTIONS FOR PRESIDENT; ... are asked by Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman as Ford appears before congressional panel Will Be Up To New Governor Bumpers Won't Make Budget Proposals Panel Divided On Calling Up Witnesses WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford's historic testimony on his pardon for former President i Richard M. Nixon has iidrawhShiiihV praise from con- "gr'essrrie'ri' for candor, but sharp disagreement on whether he laid the pardon controversy to rest. Ford assured a House Judiciary subcommittee and a nationwide television audience Thursday "there was no deal, period" for the pardon and said he is convinced he did not grant it too hastily. Subcommittee members split afterwards on whether Ford's testimony settled- the matter, and'Chairman William L. Hungate, D-Mo.i said the inquiry on the pardon may continue after Congress returns Nov. 18 from ':s election campaign recess. Subcommittee Democrats ailed for more witnesses in- olved in the pardon con- ultations, including former Vhite House chief of staff Alexnder M. Haig Jr., Ford coun- Phillip Buchen and possibly utgoing special Watergate rose eutor Leon Jaworski. LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- It till was unclear Thursday 'hether the Legislative Council anled budget recommend a- ;ons for the next two years rom Gov. Dale Bumpers, but Vaughn Given 15 Year Term For Robbery Carl Joe Vaughn, 20, of ipringdale, was sentenced to 15 'ears in stale prison Thursday n Washingtoji Circuit Court for he Sept. 23 robbery of the efferson Bus Lines Station, 845 S. School Ave., in Fayetteville. Vaughn, who had orinally p l e a d e d innocent at his irraignment Sept. 30 changed lis plea to one of guilt Thur- iday at trial time and waived he right of a trial by jury. Vaughn was arrested Sept. 24 n Independence, Kan., along vith Jackie Dale McGurrah, 20, of Springdale, on suspicion of he daylight robbery in which 10 was taken. CUSTOMER STRUCK During the robbery Gilbert Baker of Roule 10, a bus line mstomer, was struck in the lead with a pistol and robbed of $10. The two men were arrested jy Independence p o l i c e the 'ollowing day after a knife fighl n which Buster Wayne UcGarrah, 25, was stabbed. His njuries were not serious. Fayetteville police Sgt. Bil 3rooks and Investigator George Hoffman, accompanied by two witnesses of the robbery, wenl .0 Independence. The two witnesses picked the suspeclec robbers out of a police line-up. Both men signed extradition waivers and were returned to Fayetteville. Both men are also wanted by Carroll County authorities for jumping bond on charges o!" burglary and grand larceny. Trial for McGarrah will b( set later this month in Circui Court. at any rate Bumpers said he would not provide any. "It probably would be better or me not to make a recommendation," Bumpers said. He ihserved that the general elec- ion was less than three weeks away and that the governor- elect then could make his own recommendations. In recent years, the practice las been for the outgoing governor to make recommendations and the new governor to make his own after the elections. Bumpers said a handful of council members who met with rim Tuesday had given him the mpression that "it was the council's desire" for him not to make budget recommendations '.o the council. Rep. John E. Miller of Mel- journe told reporters Thursday that the council had taken no official action to prevent Bumpers from making recommendations. After meeting Tuesday with Sen. Max Howell of Jacksonville, Heps. Julian Streett of "'amden and Ode Madddox of Dden, plus one or two others, Bumpers canceled plans to go Before the council Monday to make recommendalions. "I don't want to get into a lassie about this," Bumpers said in an interview Thursday. DIPLOMATIC REQUEST Bumpers was asked if the jroup had told him outright Shat the council did not want his recommendations. "It was not as blatant as that; it was a little more diplomatic," he replied. "It was a question of whether I should make recommendations since there woulc be a new governor." Bumpers said he assumed the people who came to his office did so as the result of a council - approved resolution," the gist of which was that they wanted no recommendatoins until they could get them' from the governor-elect." The resolution said Sen. Knox Nelson of Pine Bluff would ap point a three-member com mittee to confer w i t h Bumpers and Ihe two-party nominees for governor about the matter o executive recommendalions. H apparently did not specify tha Bumpers should be asked not ti make recommendations. N o r vas there any .record that.any f the legislators who visited md been appointed to th'e committee proposed in the resolu- ion. ' Conservation Said Key In Energy Fight WASHINGTON CAP) - A two-year study says the energy crisis can be beaten by all-out conservation instead of all-ou uel production, avoiding the need to strip-mine the West or o drill for oil off Atlantic )eaches. The report, issued Thursday y the B'ord Foundation's Ener ;y Policy Project, sharply chal "enged the present governmen .nclinalion toward energy de velopment. It was attacked im mediately by the oil industry. The American Petroleum In slitute said reliance on energy conservalion would be a reck ess gamble. The president o Mobil Oil Corp. called it "a for mula for perpetual economii stagnation." REJECTED However, the report antici pated and rejected such charges. It urged cutting the growtl rate of U.S. energy con sumption in half, from the his toric 4. per cent to ; about: 2 pe cent a year. This could he done by mor efficient use of energy, it said. Even at the lower growt rate, U.S. energy supply in 198 would have to increase 28 pe cent above last year's level, th report said. But it added that low growl "will make unnecessary add tional developments whic threaten serious environment a damage or increased oil im ports which; pose foreign pblic coiiderns." · · · · · - · · The report said energy eir need not lead to economic slag nation. (AP Wirepiieto) CONGRESSMAN APOLOGIZES 5 ... looking toward his wife, Mills talks about Ms problems '·-- Mills Apologizes For Tidal Basin Incident i Most Republicans agreed vith Ford the subcommittee hould end the inquiry so the ountry can "shift our attention rom the pursuit of a fallen president to the pursuit of the n'gent "needs of a rising na- ion." "This certainly should be the end of it," said Rep. Robert R-I11., "It's time to ay off the President." But Rep. Bella S. Abzug, D- N.Y., author of one of the formal resolutions of inquiry that ·"ord appeared to answer, said 'this is just a beginning." MORE QUESTIONS Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, D- N.Y., contended Ford's testimony "raised more questions 'han it answered." It was under Miss Holtzman's questioning, on how Ford could answer the "suspicions raised" n the public mind on whether -he pardon was part of a deal, .hat Ford interrupted to make one of his major points. "I want to assure you . . . and the members of Congress and the American people that there was no deal, period, under no circumstances;" he said. Ford said the first mention ever made fo him of a pardon or Nixon came from Haig during a meeting Aug. 1 -- eight days before Nixon resigned -at which he said Haig also in- "ormed him of upcoming "devastating, even catastrophic" disclosures that might remove Nixon from office. A Ford pardon for Nixon was jne of six alternatives Haig isted, Ford testified. He said Haig did not advocate any of the options. Ford, said he was shocked and stunned by the word that he might"; be about to become counirtrED cw P.IGE TWOJ UTTLE ROCK (AP) -- Rep. | Wilbur D. Mills, D-Ark., apolo-' 1 gized repeatedly Thursday night for his involvement in the Tidal Basin incident as he made his first public appearance since the Oct. 7 occurrence. Mils said he "did something I shoulldn't have done -- I drank champagne when I knew it went to my head right quickly." Mills, chairman of the House Ways and M e a n s Committee, was addressing a friendly crowd of about 200 persons mostly members of the Little Hock Jaycees. He sometimes responded in a Mt WS BRIEFS Bank Call Issued WASHINGTON (AP) -Comptroller of the Currency James Smith today issued a call for reports of conditions of all nalional banks as of the close of business Tuesday Oct. 15. Four times a year bank calls are issued on a. surprise date, selected 'jointly by the comptroller, the Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Kickoff Time · AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) -- The quick finish of the World Series means kickoff time for Saturday's nationally televised game between Texas and Arkansas is approximately 2:50 p.m. CDT. Had the series, won Thursday night by Oakland, been prolonged until Saturday, kickoff would have been at noon. To Back State BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) .-Egypt's official Middle East News Agency said Russia and Egypt announced today they have agreed to support the establishment of a Palestinian state for a pre-requisite for an over-all peaceful settlement in the Middle East. In a joint communique reported here by the news agency, the two countries called for seating the Palestine Liberation Organization at any future Geneva peace talks as a f u l l participant. Override Sought WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key Democrats plan to press Congress tq override President Ford's veto of what he brands an "unconstitutional and unworkable" bill to amend the Freedom of Information Act. The bill, overturning a 1973 Supreme Court decision in a secrecy-stamping case and closing what the measure's authors call major loopholes in the law, could adversely , affect in telligence secrets and diplomatic relations. Ford said as he vetoed it Thursday. Prime Rate Cut NEW .YORK (AP), -- .First National City Bank of New York, the nation's second largest commercial .bank, and Chemical . Bank, the sevenlh largest, today announced further reductions in their prime interest rates, to 11.25 per cent from 11.5 per cent, effective Monday. The rale reduction, follows continued declines this week in key short-term money rates that banks use as a basis to determine the prime rale. Improved Climate UNITED NATIONS/ N.Y. (AP) -- Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim says the political climate of the world is better now than it has been for two decades, despite serious . regional conflicts and economic problems. Waldheim told visiting journalists from the World Press Institute that the improved atmosphere largely is due to cooperation between the world's big powers, a policy he feels will continue. Depression Feared PRINCETON, N. J. (AP) -r More than half of t h e nation's c i t i z e n s believe Ihe U.S. economy is heading t o w a r d a 1930s style depression, and nearly 70 per cent believe the economic situation will worsen in Ihe nex six . months, according to the latest Gallup Poll. ght vein to questions about .the natter. - ; Mills glanced at his wife, Pols', 67, whose left foot and calf vas in a cast, and said, "THere no difference between After you've been marriedr.'as ong as we have, you get: so used to one person that no Dri« else can come between you:" 'A newsman asked why Annabel Battistella, 38, had ,:al- ernpted to jump from Mills'- before police stopped it about 2 a.m. Oct. 7 near ;fhe Tidal Basin, a backwater of.the. 'otomac River at Washington, )-C. Mills.said he didn^t know. Mrs.,Battistella did not indicate y any remarks she made r wliat ler thinking was at that time, he said. : ' . On Oct. ID, Mills said, Mrs; Saltistella's elbow had struck lis glasses, breaking them "and causing several small cuts on lis face. Police said Mills had emerged from the car bleeding rom the cuts and smelling of alcohol. U.S. Park Police in Washing. on said they rescued Mrs. Bat- istella from the Tidal Basin after she got out of the halted! car and jumped into the water. RAISED BY MILLS Mills . raised Ihe incident shortly after being introduced at the Jaycees meeting. ' i: "First, I want to comment on a recent experience I had -and offer some advice," he said. ringing up the subject to .tha aughter and . applause of 'the Jeycees. "I vyas one of ihose who went tCONTTNtlED ON PAGE TWOI Ehrlichman's Role Outlined Dean Tells Demands Of Watergate Burglars WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White'House counsel John W. Dean III testified today that John D. Ehrliehman said he would talk to then President Richard M. Nixon about demands by some of the Water- late burglars for assurances of lelp from the While Hause. Dean, testifying at the Watergate cover-up trial of Ehrlieh- man and four other men, said the demand was communicated to special counsel Charles W. Cols on from E. Howard Hunt, one of the principals in the Watergate burglary. On Jan. 3, 1973, Dean said, Colson reported that he had met with Hunt's attorney, .William 0. BiUmaii, who said Hunt was "most distraught, washed out, his ulcers were bothering him, his mental altitude was bad and he wanted to plead guilty" unless assurances were coming from the While House. "Ehrliehman said Colson should not get into any specific executive clemency or grants of clemency with Mr. .Bittman," Dean said. He added that Ehrliehman said he "would take it up with the President himself and that Colson should not bring it up but wait until Ehrliehman gels back fo him." On Jan. 5, three days before Hunt and the six other men were scheduled to go on trial, Colson told Ehrlicbman and Dean that "I have given Bittman assurances, but no hard commitments," Dean testified. He said that Colson related he had told the Hunt lawyer: "You can tell Hunt a year is a long time and clemency is generally considered around Christmas time." After hearing thai, Dean said, he told Ehrliehman that the word certainly would spread among the other defendants and asked what he should do if they also made demands on the White House. "He said give the others the same assurances but no hard commitments," Dean related. Afterward, he said, he told former Atty, Gen. John N. Mit- chell, also one of the defendants in this case, about the assurances given to Hunt but said he could not recall Mitchell's response. Dean also testified that Eh- rliehman and Mitchell became uneasy about the prospect of re-elecfion committee official Frederick LaRue t r a v e l i n g about the country soliciting funds without being able lo say what the money would be used for. Dean quoted Ehrliehman as saying, "It's a very bad idea for LaRue to go around the country raising this money." Dean said Ehrliehman suggested that a Greek millionaire and long-time Nixon campaign supporter, Thomas Pappas, be contacted as a possible source of funds to help the original Watergate defendants. Dean's testimony came after the court was lold that Nixon may soon be well enough to testify In person. Nixon's lawyer, Herbert J. Miller, told U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica Thursday that Nixon might be able to come before the judgo in three weeks and "no longer raise the heallh issue." Miller said that ho w o u l d have a prognosis on Nixon's health In that lime and that "I'm sure it will be favorable." In San Clemenle. Calif., however, Nixon's spokesman, for- mer White House Press Secre .ary Ronald L. Ziegler, said the iormer chief execulive is "no very well," and that his left leg still is swollen with phlebitis. Ziegler also said that Nixon's spirits were sagging as he wait ed to hear whether he would be called lo testify at the trial o his former aides. Nixon had been subpoenae( by John D. Ehrlichman, his for mer domeslic counselor and defendant at the criminal con spir^cy trial along wilh H.R Haldeman, John N. MitcheK Kenneth W. Parkinson fin Robert C. Mardian. Wilh former presidentia counsel John W. Dean HI o (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Soviet Trade Accord Told WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D-Wa'sh., announced loday at Ihe While House what he described as a historic step aimed at ensuring "ree emigration from the Soviet Union of at least 60,01)0 persons a year. T h e accord involving Congress, the Ford administration and the Soviet Union, also opens the way for congressional passage of major trade legislation and ends a two-year fight by Jackson and others to liberalize Soviet emigration policies. Following a half-hour meeting with Ford and Secretary-of State Henry A. Kissinger, Jackson was given the use of- a While House podium to unveil a six-point agreement an exchange of correspondence between him and Kissinger. '. The White House made no:announcement of its own and ."all press releases distributed there on the matter were from Jackson's office. "· In essence, Jackson and other proponents of freer Soviet emigration agreed to an 18-mohth trial period during which tha new Soviet policies will be implemented and, in return, Congress will authorize tha granting of tariff concessions and credits to the Soviets. .;? Noting that Congress can .?nd the arrangement after -;18 months if it feels the Soviets are not upholding their part" of the bargain, Jackson told ·'re- porters, "I think the safeguards are more than adequate." "«-

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