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Rogers . . . . . . . . 13 Harrison . . . . 13 Iberia,Mo.....28 Farmingion 13 Siloam Springs 23 Elkins........ 12 Berryville 34 VanBuren 0 Benlonvillle .... 0 Slradlord, Mo... 0 West Fork .... 10 Mountain Home 12 Gentry 12 Prairie Grove ..0 INSIDE- For Women 3 Editorial ...; 4 Church Directory 5 Sports G-7 Comics 8 Classified 9-11 .Entertainment 12 Legal Notices '. 11 115th YEAR--NUMBER 127 Jlortljtoest Tha Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST-Fair and cool through SurtJ day. Overnight low 44, Lows tof night in the upper 30s. H i g h f in the mid 60s. Sunset today 6:36 sunrise Sunday 7:28. Weather map page 12. * PAGES-TEN CENTS Rockefeller's Latest Tax Disclosure Adds To Controversy Over Nomination Sentenced To Death Moon So-Kwang, 23, is flanked by guards as he stands bc- . fore a judge at Seoul, District Criminal Court Friday where he was sentenced to death for attempting to assassinate Chung Hee Park, president of South Korea. (AP Wlrephpto) Hardest Part Of Cover-Up Said Raising Money Prison Staff To Seek Ways To End Crowded Conditions TUCKER INTERMEDIATE REFORMATORY, Ark. (AP);-The state Board of Correction told t h e Corrections Department staff Friday to expore ways to relieve prison barracks overcrowding condemned by the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Corrections Commissioner Terrell Don Hutto m a d e that recommendation to the board while also recommending that the board pursue legal remedies, such as a request for a rehearing and " then, if necessary, appeal to t h e U.S. Supreme Court. The board voted to ask for a rehearing. During the meeting, board members sharply took issue with the conclusions reached; by the St. Louis appeals court which earlier this month held that conditions in Arkansas prisons still were unconstitutional. H u 11 o ' s recommendations were in an 18-page report which asserted in many specific cases that areas cited by the court as deficient had been corrected before the court's ruling -- and, in some cases, before the hearing on which the court decision supposedly was based. Overcrowding in the barracks was one of the main objections of the appeals court and Hutto said that problem was real. BOARD'S DIRECTIVE The hoard's directive to the staff asked for methods of pro viding additional housing, such as the construction or purchase of portable facilities. The board also asked the staff to consider possible sources of financing and materials and to consider how long it would fake to sup ply 'the additional housing foi the legal pronouncements of the ourt, "but [eel that, the pro- buncements were not justified y the facts as we understand hem to be." -Wade also sent a written pro- losal-lhat the board asked the JCONTTNtrED ON P/1GE TWO) inmates. Only one hoard member Lynn Wade of Fayetteville, sug gested any general approval o the findings of the appeal court. Wade, who did not atteni because of his father's illness sent. a written report whic said!he tended to agree wit Leftists Said Discontented LONDON. (AP) - Only a veek after winning a slim hree-seat majority in Parliament, Prime Minister Harold Vilson is finding . discontent among some leftwing members of his Labor party. The grumbling is particularly significant, some political observers believe, because it may affect Wilson's chances of get- ing approval' for a variety of bills aimed at solving Britain's economic woes. Seven influential Labor left- wingers including Ian MikarJo, chairman of the parliamentary :.abor group, told .-Wilson on Friday t h e y were. . totally against the government grant- ,ng British industry some $7 billion in subsidies and loans. "Such a massive public subsidy of the private sector would be critically damaging to Britain's economic prospects," the group declared in a statement. "It also could represent a formula for a massive wage explosion'." The group argue"d that most of the country's 100 big firms, including multi-nationals which control more than half of Britain's industry, have no cash shortage. Giving unconditional funds to other firms, they said, would do no more than permit them to invest the money abroad. WASHINGTON (AP) -- John W. Dean III has testified that the hardest part about keeping the Watergate cover-up going was raising enough money to pay off the Watergate burglars. "The White House was being blackmailed," the former White House counsel said Friday, his third day of testimony at the Watergate cover-up trial. Prosecutors have said that about $800,000 went to the seven defendants. In the four months after the 3reak-in, Nixon campaign fundraiser Herbert W. Kalmbach was called on to raise funds. Dean said that Kalmbach demanded in the fall of 1972 to be relieved, from those duties, which were turned over to Nixon re-election committee official Frederick C. LaRue. LaRue criss-crossed the country seeking potential donors among wealthy Republicans without telling them what the money was to be used for; Dean testified. Dean testified that when other sources dried up in early 1973, the White House and reelection committee officials in on the cover-up turned to a secret $350,000 f u n d under the control of defendant H.R. Haldeman. MORE MONEY After initially tapping the fund with Haldeman's reluctani approval for between $40,000 and $70,000. Dean said defend ant and former Atty. Gen. John N. '. Mitchell came back for more money to make sure tha Watergate conspirator E. How ard Hunt Jr. did not tell th roseculors all he knew abou llega! political espionage. The frantic and persisten scramble for cash to meet de mauds from Hunt and con victed conspirator G. G o r d o n Liddy culminated, on March 21 1973, when Dean told forme President Richard M. N i x o n that $1 million would be neede to pay off the original defenc ants. 111. the fourth White Hous tape introduced the jury hear Nixon say of Dean's money es timate, "Well, for Chrissake get it. . ." In the same tape, released i part by the White House and hi full transcript form by th House Judiciary Committee Dean declares, cancer -- within "We have -- close to tl presidency, that's growing. It' growing daily." Dean goes on to advise th President that his closest aide, are vulnerable to charges of ol struction of justice, the ver charge they face in the cove up trial. Besides. the March 21 tap the jury Friday heard anothe tape never before made public That tape shows that fou days before he said he learne of the involvement of Whi ouse aides in Watergate, Nix- was advised by Dean that s closest aides were vulner- 5le to criminal prosecution. Ford Offers Tribute To Free Press ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) -- ampaigning in the Carolinas nd Kentucky for Republican andidates who can "cut the mustard," President Ford took breather from politics here pday to pay tribute to the na- ion's free press. Ford's only non-political ap- learance of a six-stop tour was o dedicate the 22-month-old eadquarters of the Anderson ndependent and The Daily tail. , In r i his prepared text, "ord ' said : ;;"· 'It. .is Soi · the . tune- ion at the press to propogap-' lize for any party, any presi- ient, or any section of the pubic. You call things as you see hem." .Differing "with those who ca- egorize the journalist as a dif- erent kind of American," he said he looks upon each one as an individual and said, "although I have had a lot of adversaries in my political life, I lave no list of enemies. Nor Smltty the Dancing Puppet Man enthralls youngsters at the 21st annual War- Eagle Arts and Crafts.Fair now underway at War Eagle Mills Farm. Smilty, from Branson, War Eagle Fair Mo., plays a tune oil Ids harmonica while the puppet dances. Robert TJpchurch Jr., boy at right, came from Tupelo, Miss,, \yith his parents to the fair. Mrs.' Blanche El- liott, director, said about 40,000 people attended Friday's session. There are 300 exhibitors displaying their wares, (TIMESphoto by. Rick Pendergrass) Easing Jewish Emigration Skepticism Voiced Over Ill-Soviet Deal . . , ' : Ford said , lie naturally did not enjoy being criticized by the press but asserted, "I vould be even more concerned if the press were not free to criticize." Ford said he would try to continue -the pleasant relationship with the press that he enjoyed as vice president and throughout 25 years in Congress, but he added: "I do not put as much emphasis on public relations as I do on fundamental human relations.- We can all disagree without being disagreeable." Appearing before an airport ·CONTINUED ON PAGE TWOI MOSCOW (AP):--Soviet dissidents have voiced - skepticism about a U.S.-Russian trade bill aimed at easing Jewish emigration to the West. Many claim the Kremlin must still make radical changes in its attitudes on emigration to meet. the terms of the accord. -.Under.-., the agreement, made public in Washington on Friday but not yet acknowledged by Soviet officials, Jewish emigra- tion will have to more than double its current rate. In return the way would he cleared for passage of a trade bill giving the Soviet Union most favorite trading status. So far this year, Jews have been leaving Russia at a rate of about 2,000 a month/ This is a considerable drop from the 35,000 who left in 1973, and far below the 00,000 a year "minimum" referred to Friday in Washington.. NEWS BRIEFS Equal Term Wanted BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Soviet Union and Egypt have demanded that the Palestine Liberation Organization, a guerrilla umbrella group, be allowed to participate on equal terms in any Arab-Isareli peace talks. There was no immediate" Israeli response to the declarations issued Friday in Cairo and Moscow after Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy concluded four days of talks with Kremlin leaders. Police Are Hopping Mad Kangaroo Loose In Chicago CHtCAGO (AP) -- There's a plaint of a kangaroo in an al- kangaroo on the loose and it's got the Chicago Police Department hopping. At least six persons have reported seeing the 4'A-toot, 100- pound native of Australia leap- 'ng through residential neighborhoods of the Northwest Side in the last two days. And no ane knows where it came from. Two husky Chicago police- nen, Michael Byrne and Lenny Ciangi, met up with the marsu- jial in an alley at 4 a.m. Fri- 3ay. Byrne and Ciangi were on (heir way to assist another policeman who had been ordered ;o investigate a citizen's com- ley. "We turned into Cornelia Street and there was the kangaroo in the alley," Byrne recalled. They watched it hop into a back yard and radioed this message: "You won't believe this, but we 'got the kangaroo cornered in a yard. Send us some assistance -- it looks like we're gonna have a fight." Byrne was right. He gave this account of the battle: "He ran on us, but lie fought when we cornered him. Any animal will. Any man will. I almost had the cuffs oh him but I got scared and my partner ot scared when he started to growl. Then he started to scream and get vicious. "We were afraid he would bite us. We were afraid we would have to have rabies shots. Later we found out they don't bite. "My partner got kicked pretty bad in the legs. He (the kangaroo) smacks pretty good, but we got in a few good punches to the head a n d he must have felt it. Too bad we didn't have our nightsticks there. Then we really could have hammered him." As squad cars began to arrive, the animal hopped a fence and took off down lh« street. ·!'I'd say he was going 20 miles per hour," Byrne said. Actually, the animal is a she, not a he. Experts decided that after all witnesses agreed it had a pouch. And Joel Kitchener, assistant director of the Lincoln Park Zoo, said he believed the creature was actually a wallaby, a breed of kangaroo that grows to 6 feet. He estimated Its value at $2,500. \ / In any case, the question remained: Where did the kangaroo come from? No circuses or zoos in the area have reported one missing. Nor has anyone else, Charges Filed MIAMI, Fla. (AP) --Two California men. who were released from a Cuban prison only to be charged by American authorities have pleaded innocent at an arraignment here. Phillip Burris, 32, of Oakland and Richard Johnson, 25, of Walnut Creek, are charged with transporting a stolen airplane before their arrests in Cuba in 1970. After entering their pleas be- Fore U.S. Magistrate Peter Palermo, they were released on bonds Friday and permitted to return to their homes. Trial-has been set for Nov. 11. Payment Ordered MIAMI, Fla. (AP) - A federal judge has ordered a Florida firm to repay $4.5 million to more than 300 people, including some former Vietnam prisoners, saying they were victims of "a horrible, vicious fraud." U.S. District Judge Charles Fulton said Friday the bond investors fell prey to a "diabolical scheme'" by R. J. Allen and Associates to sell securities through "misleading and false statements." Conspiracy Charged BOSTON (AP) -- Federal officials have charged three white youths with conspiracy to injure black schoolchildren, oh struction of a U.S. District Sourt busing order and manu facture of a destructive device. Two unidentified males, agec 15 and 16, were arraigned 01 the charges Friday night, an Thomas G. McNaney Jr, 18, o Boston, was scheduled for ar raignment today. Boston police arrested the trio in the city's Hyde Park section Friday night, charging them with possession of sever? firebombs. Tha federal charge were filed later by the FBI. I Funds Injected WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres- dent Ford has signed a bill hat injects up to $7.75 billion of overnment funds into the mortgage market to help the ation's ailing housing industry Some $3 billion of the total vill be available immediate!} or the mortgage market anc he rest may be spent later i he industry fails to perk up rom the lethargy that has at licted it in recent years. Family Reunited SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP; -- Dennis Wilburn and Mrs. Sy bil Crone, both of Richmond /a., were reunited today will ix of their seven children whc vere abducted from the United States over two years ago. ' The reunion took place at a Salisbury hotel. The - seventr child, Johnny Duggan, 14, wa not there because he was no deling well. To Fifi Victims BY THE ASSOCIATED PRES The White House has told th Agriculture Department to se that the meat of 1,000 Wiscon sin calves is sent to the victim of hurricane Fifi in Honduras rather than to allow the farm crs to kill and bury the cattl in protest over low prices. Strike Ends LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Cal fornia's longest transit strik ended today as the 1,800-vehic S o u t h e r n California Rap: Transit District resumed bus less. Some 685,000 commuters I four Los Angeles-area countu were without bus service du ing the 10-week strike by dri ers and mechanics. Deductions Rejected In IRS Audit Asked about the agreemen 1 ,exei Taragonsky. a Jewish | lilitant, said he 'doubted that' e Soviets would be able to set the. 60,000 figure. "If the rdinary Jew is.afraid to apply ley will not get that number," e declared. SMALL STEP Andrei Sakharov, a leading lokesman for human rights in le Soviet Union, called the g r e e m e n t " a n extremely mall step." For the Soviet regime and for lany loyal Russians, the.mere act- of someone wanting to eave the country is an insult to he Soviet Union. This attitude, any observers believe, will ot change overnight. Furthermore, the simple first tcp of disclosing an intention o emigrate may come hard for many Jews For it usually leans hardships ranging from ecoming social outcasts to los- ng jobs and apartments and eing carted off for question- ng. Despite the caution expressed iy Soviet Jews,' officials in Isael hailed the agreement as 'an invaluable contribution to a .umanitarian cause." Since 1970, between 85,000 nd 00.000 Jews have left the ioviet Union, mostly heading or Israel. Jewish militants laim there is a "pool" of 500,00 Jews who want to leave the ioviet Union, but other sources lelieve the number to be small er and that emigration pressure may be dropping off. WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice ·"resident-designate Nelson A. lockeEeller has disclosed he " vill have to pay an additional 903,718 in federal income a n d ift taxes, a figure likely to oar past the $1 million level vhen interest is included. Rockefeller's disclosure was he-result of an Internal Reye- Service audit rejecting nore than $1.2 million in deductions. It added an explosive new note to the growing con- roversy surrounding the former New York governor's vice 'residential nomination. In recent weeks, Rockefel-' er's chances have been dam- Tged by revelations that he Save nearly $2 million in gifts o present and former aides ind that his brother Laurance financed a campaign biography; attacking Arthur J. Goldberg, the governor's 1970 election opponent. Rockefeller made his disclosure Friday night in a letter to Sen. Howard W. Cannon, b- Nev., and Rep. Peter W. Ho- dino Jr., D-N.J., chairmen of the-'-Senate Rules and House Judiciary committees that are considering the Rockefeller nomination. The former New York governor is scheduled to resume testimony before the Senate panel on Nov. 13. The House committee has yet to schedule hearings, and there are grow- ' ing indications Congress will be unable to act on the Rockefeller nomination until at least next year. ANOTHER $100,000 , : , An aide said Rockefeljer von't have to pay any penalties ut that he will add interest at the rate of 6 per cent a year. A rough calculation showed that would add at least another. $100,000 to his tax bill. In the letters, Rockefeller/ said the audits required him to ray an additional $820,718 in - ;ederal income taxes and an , additional $83,000 in federal gift taxes, virtually all of it because of the disallowed deductions. That compared with the $432,- 787 in back incomes taxes, plus $30,000 in interest, that former President Richard M. "Nixon had to pay when the IRS audited his .tax returns earlier this year. The principal items disallowed by the IRS were $824,598 in deductions for office and investment expenses, and $420,649 in deductions for charitable), contributions, largely relating to tinreimbursed expenses of a 1970 trip Rockefeller took to. Latin 'America for the Nixon administration. There was no indication of the specifics of the deductions disallowed by the IRS. Thera._, also was no indication of any.' illegality. ··'; Rockefeller said that at the » ; time he submitted the figures to the two committees, federal ' tax audits were in process for 1969, 1970 and 1971, and had not yet begun for 1972 and 1973. "Through intensive work by; (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Heroin Smuggling Ring In Prison In Mexico Raided TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) -Mexican federal police and army troops raided a federal prison to break up what they ;aid was a prisoner-directed leroin smuggling ring, considered the biggest since the ''French Connection" case. Officials said Friday the ringleaders called the shots from behind bars in the La Mesa Penitentiary in a drug smuggling racket doing an estimated $3 million in business monthly. Seized records revealed a network that included France, Mexico, the United States and Canada, officials said. Mexican federal police said that in one ringleader's prison quarters they found $30,000 in American currency, $100,000 worth of jewelry and elaborate telephone codes and drug transaction records. In Mexican prisons, inmates may keep some private possessions and live in quarters other than cells. Some prisoners even run small shops behind bars. American and Mexican officials said they believe the ring lad operated in Southern Cali- 'ornia and throughout ths United States for 15 years. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration said there were strong indications the ring had replaced the now-defunct "French Connection" operation . as the major outlet for heroin originating in France. The famous "French Connection," publicized in a movie of the same name, was a thriving heroin operation which ran the drug Into the United States from Marseilles, France, via South America,

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