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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 1

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INSIDE- Editorliil ;... 4 Eco-L'ogue' 5 For,Women 6 Sporls ........,......·...;., 8-9 Comics y 10 Classified Jl-13 Legal Notices 13 Entertainment 14 115th YEAR--NUMBER 129 Th« Public Intent* Is Tht First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, MONDAY, OCTOBER 2T, 1*74 IOCAI FORECAST- Fair and mild tonight turning to partly cloudy and warm- or on Tuesday. Low last night 41. Lows tonight In the lows 50s with highs Tuesday In t h e mid 70s. Sunset today *:34; sunrise Tuesday 7:29. t * ·£·14 PAGES-TEN CENT) Three Hurt In Wreck Two persons were seriously Injured Sunday in a two-car collision at the intersection of Wedinglon Drive anil Porter Road. Fayeltevilfe police said a car driven by Henry J. Burke of 2400 Valley Drive, parently pulled in front of a car driven by Franklin Bursk, 2(1, of 1764 N. Levcrctl, which was castbound on Wedington Drive. Hospitalized are Burke, 74, and his wife, Beula, 72. Bursk was treated and released from Washington Regional M e d i c a l Center. (TIMESphoto by Ken Good) Jury Selection Begins Today In Trial Of Ohio Guardsmen CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) -jury selection begins today in the trial of eight former Ohio Natitonal Guardsmen charged with civil rights violations in the 1970 Kent State University shootings. The eight were indicted by a , federal 'grand jury last March 29. They are accused of violating the civil rights of four students who were killed and nine 'others who were wounded when Guardsmen opened fire on groups of campus demonstrators May 4, 1970., . , U.S. District Court officials summoned 125 prospective jurors to appear today and said more "will be called if necessary.' The prosecution and the defense each have lists of 150 potential witnesses, but attorneys indicated they do not expect to call all of them. One attorney estimated that about 100 witnesses in all will be called to the stand. The trial is expected to last several weeks. Convictions could result in $1,000 fines and life prison terms. Chief Judge Frank J. Battisti has ordered attorneys and principals in the case not to discuss it with reporters. FIGHT DEFENDANTS · The defendants are seven Ohio men. Lawrence A. Sharer, 23, and James D. McGee. 27, Ravenna; William E. Perkins, 28, Canton; Ralph W. Zoller, 27, Mantua; Barry W. Morris, 29, Kent; Mathew J. McManus, 28, West Salem; Leon H. Smith, 27, Beach City, and James E. Pierce, 29, Amelia Island, Fla. The indictment says the former Guardsmen willfully .assaulted and intimidated demonstrators by firing weapons in their direction during the protest against U.S. military involvement in Cambodia. The Ohio National Guard was ordered to the school on May 2, Chicken Price Fixing Claimed NEW YORK (AP) -- New York State Atty. Gen. Louis Lefkowitz has filed a suit charging the National Broiler Marketing Association with conspiracy to rig chicken prices. - Lefkowitz said Sunday he filed the suit in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, and Is asking treble damages against 37 association members in 17 states. At the same lime, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the cost of a chicken here rose 11 cents in August. The 37 firms named by Lefkowitz are in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, G e o r g i a , Illinois, Indiana, Maryland. Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas. Lefkowitz said the defendants sold more than $600 million worth of broilers and broiler parts in 1971, about half the total sales of such products in this country. New York stale and its municipalities buy millions of dollars worth of the products each year, he said. The association members allegedly conspired to fix prices above' a certain minimum and to withhold chickens from the market to raise the price. 1970, by then-Gov. James A. Rhodes. Demonstrators had burned the Army Reserve Training Corps building on the campus. After the shootings, a presi denlial commission, a state grand jury called by Rhodes and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted investigations. The commission disputed claims that Guardsmen fired in self-defense and called the shootings ''unnecessary, unwarranted and inexcusable." The state grand jury cleared the Guardsmen, saying it found they fired because they had reason to believe their lives were in danger from rock- throwing demonstrators. The state grand jury indicted 2_5 persons, including some Kent State students and former students, but most of the cases were dropped more than a year later. Indian Grain Deal Studied WASHINGTON (AP) -- While cutting back grain sales to Russia, the United States soon may provide grain to India under a new Food for Peace agreement. Andrew J. Mair, coordinator of Food for Peace in the Slate Department,' said he is certain a grain: agreement with India is coming up, but doesn't know how much the U.S. will supply. The agreement may be worked out during Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger' visit to India later this month. Calling the subject "a very sensitive thing with them," a top Agricuture Department official added: "We're reluctant to say that they have asked for aid because they are reluctant to say so." · India could buy grain and other commodities and have as long as 40 years to pay, with no payments for the first 10 years, under a Food for Peace agreement. The Soviet Union tried to buy 3.2. million tons of U.S. grain recently, but the shipment was halted by President For'cl Oct. 5 because of smaller U.S. harvests blamed on spring floods, summer' droughts and autumn freezes. New Dialogue Promised As Ford Meets With President Of Mexico Dean Returns To Witness Stand Today WASHINGTON AP) -- With four tapes down and three to go. John W, Dean III is returning to the witness stand to relate what Happened in the While House after he told then- President Richard M. Nixon about the Watergate cancer growing on the presidency. The prosecution in the Watergate cover-up. trial was expected to finish with Dean today after playing the remaining three White House tapes, in which his voice was recorded along with Nixon's. Lawyers for all five defendants, J o h n N. Mitchell, H. R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, Kenneth W. Parkinson and Robert C. Mardian, then will have a chance individually to question Dean, the first.gov- ernment witness who has been on the stand since last Wednesday. The resumption of Dean's testimony today was delayed by a lengthy conference between the judge and lawyers. U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica and the attorneys were huddled at the bench and the jury had not been brought in 45 minutes after the day's session began. There was no explanation for the delay. ' The judge then called a brief recess. Meanwhile, special Watergate prosecutor Leon Javyorski said in a television interview Sunday that the entire story of Watergate will come out during the trial. "Through the evidence at. the (cover-up) trial, you're going to have the story of Watergate," Jaworski said on an NBC program. ,' LAST TAPE PLAYED The last tape played for the jury in the conspiracy case was of the conversation Dean had with Nixon the morning of March 21, 1973. In that talk, Dean' told Nixon that demands by the Watergate defendants might cost $1 million. · Later that day, in the next tape to be played. Nixon conferred with Haldeman, Ehrlichman and Dean. Their discussion included talk of a pardon for Watergate figure E. Howard Hunt Jr., who had pressed the most persistent money demands. The next tape was recorded the following day when Nixon, Haldeman, Ehrlichman, Dean and Mitchell and discussed strategy for the coming Senate Watergate committee hearings and the complicity of administration and re-election committee officials in the break-in and cover-up. There had been several previous versions of the March 22 conversation. The White House transcripts released last April had Nixon saying flexibility was necessary "in order to get off the cover- up line." The House Judiciary Committee, during its Impeachment inquiry, -issued its o w n transcript, containing 16 pages of dialogue not included by the White House. In the House document, Nixon is quoted as saying "I don't give a -- what happens. I want you all to stonewall it, let them plead the 5th Amendment, cover-up or anything else, if it'll save It -- save the plan." The reference to the plan concerned the stance the White House would take to the Senate hearings. In his interview, Jaworski, who leaves office Friday, also said that he thought Nixon was guilty of "obstruction of justice," and, when asked whether he agreed with -President Ford's reasons for granting Nixon a pardon, he snapped "no." In Vietnamese Demonstrations CIA Involvement Denied SAIGON. South Vietnam (AP) -- The U.S., embassy today denied that the Central Intelligence Agency is involved in demonstrations against President Nguyen Van Thieu and accused North. Vietnam of a "crudely obvious attempt to exploit the dissent." The embassy statement was issued after another anti-Thicu demonstration Sunday in Saigon in which a police jeep was burned and the National Assembly building was stoned. There were peacefur anti-government rallies in Hue, Can Tho and other towns. The embassy cited Viet Cong statements in the past two weeks charging that the CIA is giving support to dissident political groups in South Vietnam. "The United .States does not encourage, nor does it support in any way, any political faction in Vietnam," the American statement said. "These accusations are utterly groundless and totally false." The statement also cited re- cent'Viet Cong and North Vietnamese military attacks. It said by destruction of roads, bridges and other important installations, North Vietnam is "seeking. to. increase the economic suffering of the South Vietnamese people in the hope that it. can exploit politically the resulting misery." The Viet Cong, on Oct. 12 claimed that the U.S. government was trying to infiltrate agents into the disident South Vietnamese political groups to "manipulate and turn" the dissent to the benefit of the United States. The Communists charge that the United States is conducting a "double-faced" policy: pushing Thieu to make reforms to strengthen : his .position and at the same time trying to develop a position of influence with the opposition in case ThieU is overthrown. U.S. officials contend that the Viet Cong is conducting the "double-faced" policy: assailing the United States for its support of Thieu and at the same time accusing the United States of preparing a fallback position should be be ousted. Some analysis say they believe the Viet Cong is laying the groundwork, should Thieu be forced out. to refuse to cooperate with his successor "by claiming that the United States was behind the change. So far, however, there is no suggestion that Hie anli-Thieu movement is strong enough to topple him. Ford Said Standing By His Vice Presidential Nominee WASHINGTON (AP) - President Ford is standing by his nomination of Nelson A. Rockefeller, declaring, "I'm s t i l l convinced he would make a good vice president." Ford, fielding questions from five newsmen aboard Air Force One late Saturday, was asked Power Lines Threatened PORTLAND, Ore.' (AP -State,, local and federal authorities have, begun preparations to counter 'possible power blackouts in .case an extortionist carries out his threat to dynamite more transmission line towers in the Portland area. · ' · · · · - · · Bonneville Power. Administration officials; - area police an d : the-FBI reviewed emergen-. cy plans Sunday, after the power administration refused to pay a $1 million ransom demanded in an extortion letter.: Officials from area military installations and the Oregon National Guard were briefed.on the situation. RESERVES Portland General Electric Co. and Pacific Power and Light, major city-based utilities, fired up reserve combustion-powered and steam plants to provide extra elctricity if needed. City officials asked for approval to order overtime shifts for workers already converting a civil defense shelter into a communications center for emergency services. "What we probably face is an outage where the entire area might be totally without power for a few hours up to a day or two," said power administrator Don Hodel. Since Sept. ' 26, 11 transmission towers have been dynamited In the Portland area, eight of them within the past week. Three of the towers were toppled, with damage estimated at $250,000, and unexploded devices were found attached to several other towers. The Bonneville Power Administration supplies electricity to all city utilities. Rain Not Expected By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS No rain is expected in Arkansas until the middle of the week. The National Weather Service forecast calls for fair skies and mild temperatures today and tonight. Partly cloudy skies and warmer temperatures are expected Tuesday. whether any conservative Republicans had urged him to withdraw the increasingly controversial nomination. "I wouldn't say anybody seriously," the President responded,' implying that such advice had been received. Standing in shirtsleeves in the aisle of : fhe plane as it brought him home from a campaign trip . to - Louisville, Ky., EoroV held what amounted to an informal news 'conference. Ford said he expected Rockefeller's nomination to be confirmed before the President's planned trip to Japan next month. This would seem to be out of the · question since Ford tentatively plans; to leave the country Nov. 17 and Congress does not return from its elec^ tion recess'until the following day; . BYRD'S COMMENT .Meanwhile, Rockefeller was described by a prominent Senate-Democrat as "a man who has . g r e a t experience, tremendous .ability." -· The comment- came from Senate Democratic Leader Robert .C. :Byrd of West Virginia, who said in an interview Sunday he still.planned to vote for Rockefeller's confirmation despite .the. recent financial disclosures. Byrd said, however, that he was glad that the Senate would not be voting immediately on the nomination because "there are many questions' that remain to be answered." He said the Rockefeller gifts and loans raise a more serious question than the back faxes. In New York Sunday, Rockefeller said through spokesman Hugh Morrow that he gave Henry A. Kissinger $50,000 to enable Kissinger to j o i n the Nixon administration as head of the National Security Council. And, Rockefeller was quoted in an interview In Time magazine as saying that Kissinger was concerned about earning less in Washington than he had been,.because "he had just got divorced and had responsibilities to his children and to his former wife. (AP \Virephoto) QUESTIONS UNANSWERED ,,'/ .'. .Byrd says Rockefeller gifts and' loans more serious than bacK taxes · No Charges Charges of rape will not be filed against a 21-year-old Springdale man, according to Washington County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Ron McCann. The possible charges had s t e m m e d from an incident Saturday involving a 14-year-old Fayetteville girl. McCann said the charges would not be filed at the request of the girl, who said she did not want to go through a court trial. The unidentified man was ordered released from the Fayetteville City Jail where he had been held since his arrest Saturday afternoon. ·IIIIIIIIIIBIIIIIM^ HEWS BRIEFS Abortion Ruling WASHINGTON' (AP) -- The Supreme Court today let stand a ruling that municipal hospitals may not restrict abortions to those required to save the life of the mother. The court, with Justice Byron R. White dissenting, declined to review the decision of the U.S. Circuit Court in St. Louis requiring public hospitals to permit qualified staff members to perform abortions. Proposal Rejected BERN, Switzerland (AP) -Swiss voters have decisively rejected a proposal t'o deport 540,000 foreigners "in" the next three years. Nearly 70 per cent of those voting in Sunday's referendum r e j e c t e d t h e constitutional amendment. The vote was 1,689,870 to 878,739. A similar proposal four years ago came much closer to success, with a 46 per cent affirmative vote. Benny In Hospital LOS ANGELES .(AP) -- Comedian-. Jack Benny was in good-condition today at Cedars of .Lebanon .Hospital after becoming · ill. .in. Texas, hospital authorities -report. The 80-year-old Benny was admitted t o - t h e hospital as a precautionary measure Sunday afternoon,- · B ' hospital spokesman said. · ·· Excellent Spirits NEW YORK (AP) -- Vice- President-designate Nelson A. Rockefeller says his wife Happy ended the weekend in "excellent-spirits" 'after her cancerous left breast was removed last Thursday. After visiting. Mrs. Rockefeller at Memorial. Sloan-Ketterinj Cancer Center. fpr.. the second time Sunday, the former New York governor said "I thank God we're, so lucky and she's doing .s0. well." Oil, Economic Matters Will; Head Talks 4 NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) :"4. Promising a "new dialogue'? vith Latin-American nations, President Ford met Mexican President Luis Echeverria -at his border city today to begin nine hours of hop-scotch diplomacy. Ford, in remarks at the cere^ menial exchange of greetings at the border, said the day'i summit sessions at locations in. VIexico and Arizona "symbolize -he relationship between our two countries." Oil and economic matters 3romised to dominate the talk's between the two presidents. "It is a working partnership of mutual cooperation which exemplifies the spirit behind the new dialogue into which we have entered with the nation* of Latin America." Ford said. It was Ford's first venture onto foreign soil since he became President on Aug. 9, and tie said, "it provides a living demonstration of how we ara inextricably linked...." There were indications that Echeverria might like to trade oil for Washington's agreement to admit migrant Mexican farm workers -- a development that would help ease Mexico's serious unemployment problems. TO STRESS CONCERN Ford was expected to stress north - of - the border concern about the flow of illegal immigrants from Mexico at a time when the United Stales has a mounting unemployment problem of its own. The U.S. President told reporters Saturday night that : im- migralion. oil, joint efforts to curb traffic in illicit narcotics and seven or eight other matters of mutual concern would be taken up. There was no formal agenda for the discussions. Ford's itinerary had him flying from Andrews Air Forc« Base, Md., to David-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Ariz., then going by helicopter to Nogales to greet Echeve.rria.. The two presidents were .to fly by helicopter to Magdalena de Kino 70 miles south of the border for nearly two hpurs~br talks at the local city hall. Ford and Echeverria then will go by helicopter to Tubac, Ariz.. 15 miles north of the border, for a luncheon and mor« discussions. The two leaders planned to wind up their meelings with a ceremony at Ihe Davis-Monthan air base. Ford was scheduled to spend the nght in Oklahoma Cty, make campaign appearances there and in Cleveland Tuesday before returning to the W h i t e House. Ford Soan.di.ng Like Truman Campaigning WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford has been told by close associates that he sounds like a Harry S. Truman on the campaign trail. And if Ford hasn't given Democrats much hell yet, he's trying. ' Facing heavy odds in attempting to resist an erosion of Republican strength in Congress, Ford is using more strident, more Truman-like rhetoric as the campaign progresses. Apparently by design, Ford became increasingly partisan last week as he jetted into seven states on behalf of Republican .'candidates. The change in approach produced a presidential decision Saturday to abandon prepared texts and, as 1 he put it, "talk heart-to-heart, straight-to-straight." Ford seemingly wanted to say, "straight from the shoulder," but couldn't remember the cliche soon enough -- one of the perils of impromptu speechmaking. But without a text, Ford tends to toughen up his :language as he makes . his big pitch: Elect Republicans or a Democratic veto-proof Congress of big-spending budget-busters will producer a legislative dictatorship. Here's a typical sample from a Saturday-night speech in Louisville, Ky. "Let me put it Just as bluntly aa I can. I! you get a veto-proof Congress, boy, tighten your seatbelts. You are going right through the roof of the United States Capitol as far as the federal treasury is concerned ... The keys to the treasury will be thrown away and the money will pour out unbelievably." ' The results of Ford's campaigning to date have been mixed, although he told report- ers Saturday, "I've really been encouraged ... I loved those crowds." The President's audiences, even when sizeable, often have seemed more curious than enthusiastic. And sometimes they've been small, For example: --No more than 4,000 turned out Saturday in a Louisville hall that seats 18,000 despite a telephone blitz and local radio advertising. --Airport rallies at Lincoln, Neb., and Greensboro, N.C., drew barely 2,000 « a c h and a fund-raising box luncheon at Greenville, S.C., attracted but 3000, who sat surrounded by tiers of empty seats. ' To balance off such disappointments, Ford can point to much bigger, noisier receptions in Sioux Falls, S.D., Indianapolis and Anderson, S.C. Voter apathy in Watergate's wake may be the reason why Ford has yet to attract crowds as large and enthusiastic as those that customarily welcomed other presidents in recent decades. Ford never professes to be- lieve his efforts could do more than help cut Republican losses in the November balloting. Bui he has told reporters his. personal involvement in the campaign is important, even if it presents risks for his presidential prestige. "If I don't do anything and we lose," he asserted, "Re publicans in the House woulc say, 'he didn't even try.' "At least I tried, and if the results are better than the polls say ..." He did not finish the sen tence. iqhf Time Ending Sunday WASHINGTON (AP) -- Tea straight months of Daylight Saving Time will end Sunday when the nation goes on standard time for the four winter months. " The nation will set back' its clocks one hour at 2 a.m. Sunday, the result of congressional action that ended the nation's experiment with year-round daylight time. Under the new legislation, tha nation will stay on standard time until 2 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, 1975. The year-round daylight time experiment was designed to save fuel during the country's energy shortage. The Senate Commerce Committee reported the experiment resulted .: in about 100,000 barrels of oil per day being saved during the first four months of 1974. However, that commilles said such savings "must be balanced against a majority of tha public's distaste lor tha obser-. vance of Daylight Saving Time" during the winter. The Department of Trans^ portation agreed that some fuel was saved during the winter months but said longer daylight hours may have Increased gasoline consumption in March and April by up to one per cent. The change will not afffect eastern Indiana, H a w a i i , Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa, all of which remained on standard time during tha experiment.

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