INSIDE- Editorial 4 For women . 5 Sports ' ...... 7-9 Comics ...,,.., 10 Classified ......,,....'.... 11-12 Entertainment J4 115th YEAR--NUMBER 130 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Parlly cloudy and slightly warmer tonight and Wednesday. Possible showers Wednesday] Low tonight upper 40s with a Wednesday high in the low 70s. Sunset today 6:32; sunrise Wednesday 7:30. .: Weather map on page 13. Â·; Â·Â£38 PAGES-TEN CENTS Living Casts Surge Again In September WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rising prices fur food, clothing and mortgage ntes 'pushed the cost of living jp another }.2-per cent in September, making the last 12 months the worst inflationary surge i:i more than 25 years, the government reported today. Prices in September were reported 12.1 per cent higher than a year earlier. This was the worst 12-month increase since 1947. However, Â· the purchasing power of the average worker increased .ilightly for the first time in three months. Real spendable earnings--that is weekly pay adjusted for inflation and taxes--rose one- tenth of n per cent ih September but was still at the lowest level since December 1970. Price increases were spread across almost the entire economy .last month. Food led the way. posting its biggest rise since February. The Ford administration- has predicted '.hat consumer prices will continue increasing at the rale of about one per cent a month through Ihc end of Ihe year, and that there:would be no significant easing of in- flation until some time next year. Consumer prices .have already risen 9.7'per cent so far this year. In 1973, prices rose 8.8 per cent., the worst in any year since the end of World War II. The Labor Department said last month's 1.2 per cent increase, after a rise of 1.3 per cent in August, pushed the government's consumer price index up to 151.9. That meant it cost $151.90 to buy a variety of goods and services that cost $100 in the 1967 base period. Although most of the news was bad. some prices declined in September, including such items as gasoline and fresh fruits and vegetables. Over-all food prices went up an adjusted 1.9 per cent in September compared to a 1.4 per cent increase the previous month. The index for nonfood commodities increased 1 per cent following'an August rise of 1.5 per cent while the cost of services rose 1.1 per cent, the same as in August. With the exception of fresh fruits and vegetables, all major food categories went up last month, pushing grocery prices 1.5 per cent' higher over the month to a level 10.9 per cent above a year ago. Beef and pork prices were reported up instead of declining and poultry prices, which usually are unchanged in September, also rose. Dairy products increased for the first time in four months while prices of fats and oil products continued to climb sharply. Higher clothing prices accounted for about a fourth of the 1.1 per cent rise in nonfood commodities. New car prices increased slightly instead of de- clining substantially, as they 1 usually do at the end of the model year. Charges for most household services increased with gas, electricity and telephone rales rising. There was a. rise in mortgage interest costs, reflecting earlier increases in interest rates on - conventionally financed loans as well as the previously announced rate increase f o r VA-guaranteed loans, "which accounted for more than a fourth of the increase in the cost of services last month. Average weekly gross eor. ings last month were listed Â· $159.ll. cnmoared with S143- a year ago. Over the nasl ih o-. consumer prires v' r :. " seasonally ;u j : : ' of -14.2 per ceni. Â· 10.9 per ?enl Â·-" quarter, the govr? i ' Food pric 1 .*! '-/ 3.1 per cent .nrrn 1 ;?.' second quaric". I v 12.3 per cent, in the ' tcr as p'.ices ." r me -' . and eggs rose alter ; c r . quarter declines. Reds Fear Future 'Weather Wars' UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) -- The Soviet government warns that mankind could be subjected to such environmental horrors as artificial tidal waves and ultraviolet bombardment through holes in the ozone layer unless "w e a t h e r war" Â· is headed off. Soviet Ambassador Jacob A. Malik introduced a resolution in the United Nations General Assembly's ' main political committee Monday to send a Soviet - proposed convention against such warfare to the Geneva Disarmament Committee to be put into final form. Malik said scientist had concluded that weather warriors could: --Create "windows" In the ozone layer of the upper atmosphere " letting deadly ultraviolet rays through to "selected parts of our,planet." --Set off a nuclear explosion inside the arctic or antarctic ice cap, producing an iceslide that would "cause tidal waves capable of wiping . .. whole areas from the face of the globe." --Stimulation of tidal waves b y ' ' d u m p i n g voluminous blocks of bedrock from the con tinental shelf into deeper parts oÂ£ the ocean." --Creation of "acoustic fields on the sea and ocean surface to combat individual ships or whole flotillas." T h e proposed would forbid use convention of "mete orological, geophysical or an: other scientific or technological means of influencing the envi ronment, including Â·Â· the weather and climate, for military purposes." Non-Voters Responsible For Bad Legislation, Clinton Says By DAVID ZODROW TIMES Staff Writer B E N T O N V I L L E -- Bill Clinton, 28, Democratic Third District candidate for congress, told a gathering of about 50 Bentohville educators Monday that incompetent politicians and bad legislation are the fault of -American people who fail to exercise their franchise to vote. "Many congressmen send out 'lovely letters to the people of their district, explaining their most recent legislative accomplishment and expounding upon their magnificent role in the congress, Clinton said. These congressmen come home ' occasionally, usually around elections, to make flowering speeches to the . people. That's their system, and that's the way they get re-elected," Clinton told the educators who had assembled in the Benlonville High School Home Economics Building at 4 p.m. Clinton said that the American people are satisfied with , too little in the quality of elected officials. He added that the people too often let their leaders "act away with m def." VOTERS BLAMED "Ninety-seven 'per cent o! '. incumbent congressmen get reelected. People are satisfiec with the same old thing anc .hey do not take (he responsibil ity for the running of an honest efficient government," he said. Clinton' talked about the rob of the federal government ii state education. He said tha Lhe basic role lies in its ability to furnish Jhe additional fund 'or education in the states anc added that, as a federal con gressman, he would not be abl Lo legislate for higher teache salaries, which is a state affair Clinton also touched on Presi dent Ford's measures to curl inflation and related their in fluence on Northwest Arkansas "The President refused th Russian grain deal in whic American wheat would hav been sole! tr a foreign power He then sent emissaries to Rus sia and 'hey negotiated to giv the wheat to the Russians fo Iree. Here T Northwest Arkai sas, the farmers cannot affor to grain their cattle, yet are giving grain to foreig farmers," he told the educators emphasizing the injustice. Clinton said that mdnopols rule of the economy is a signif cant factor of inflation. H argued that a lack of free en terprise in many areas of bus ness has driven prices u] While average corporate profi per year have increased at tw and one-half times over the rat of inflation, he said that ous (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) U. S. Bid For Bargain Oi Is Rejected By Mexico Cordes Plans Appeal To High Court Dennis E. Cordes, 26, of Springdale, filed a notice of a p p e a l t o t h e Arkansas Supreme Court Monday from a Sept. 17 Washington Circuit Court decision in which he received 10 years in the state irison for delivery of a c v n- .rolled substance. Cordes was tried on Sept. 17, along-'with Bob Phillips, 24,, of Springdale, for the May 31 sale of $500 worlh of amphetamines undercover narcotics agents in Fayetteville. Both men were convicted and sentenced to 10 years in prison, with the provision that they be returned to Washington County Oct. 8 to stand trial for two other drug charges. Â· . The two other charges stejn From June 1 and June 14 incidents in which the two men allegedly sold $5,000 and $20,000 worth of amphetamines to federal agents here. . The men were arrested June 14 by federal, state, county and city police at the Northwesl Arkansas Plaza, following the alleged sale of 150,000 amphetamine tablets .to the a'gents. The sale was set up by the agents after the May 31 and J u n e 1 sales. . Trial for the men on the alleged June 1 and June 14 sales, originally scheduled for Oct. 8, has tentatively been reset for Dec. 3. Cordes now seeks to appea the complete record of the Sept 17 trial. A statement- from the Supreme Court granting 01 denying the appeal notice expected to be issued within the next month.' Successor Named WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dep uty Watergate prosecutor Hen ry Ruth has been chosen to sue ceed special Watergate prose cutor Leon Jaworski, a Justici Department source says. Rose Queen Candidates Chosen One of these seven girls will be chosen queen of the Tournament of Roses to be held in Pasadena, Calit., o n . . N e w Year's Day, with the remaining six to serve as her court of princesses. They were.se- lected Monday at Pasadena from a record field of 858 girls. (AP Wirephoto) Court B locks B id For Tapes WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has at least'tem- porarily blocked the White House from carrying out an agreement to g i v_e former President Richard M. Nixon custody of his White House pa-1 owns presidential papers--the pers and tapes. At the same time U.S. District Judge"Charles R.. Richcy indicated he will tackle the cen- President or the government. Richey. said that although he was ordering the White House to hold onto the tapes and docu- turies-old question of just whojments of Nixon's presidency, NEWS BRIfFS Oklahoma City Fire Quenched An estimated 300 firemen from Oklahoma Cily and Nichols Hills, Okla., battle a massive, wind-driven lire in down- town Oklahoma City Monday. The $1 million dollar fire destroyed three businesses and several homes. There were no reported injuries. (AP Wire- photo) Car Strikes Woman SPRINGDALE -- Sheila D. Hatfield, 22, of Route 2, was treated'and released at Springdale Memorial Hospital Monday night after being struck by a car while standing in Â· the 71 Truck Stop parking lot. The car did not stop. Miss Hatfield told police she vent outside to tell the woman driver of the car that she still owed the cafe money. The driver of the station wagon started the vehicle, which struck Miss Hatfield. The woman then led. Burglary Reported Tires and wheels valued at 972 were stolen from Camp- jell's 6G Express Inc. on Truckers Lane, company officials told Fayetteville police Monday. The thelt, they said, occurred Sunday night or Monday morning. Eight tires and wheels were Saken from a rack located near the gasoline pumps. The items were taken by removing a pipe and a lock, which attached the tires and wheels to the rack. The pipe and lock were also reported missing. Woman Sentenced MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) -Feminist supporters jamming the courtroom angrily shouted "Free Inez" as Inez Garcia was sentenced to serve five years to life in prison for killing a man she said helped to rape her. Defense lawyer Charles Gar? ry said he will appeal the sentence handed down Monday by Monterey County Superior Court Judge Stanley Lawson. Two Women Killed WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) -- Two Memphis women were dlled eary today when two .ractor-trailer rigs bumped and set off a chain-reaction collision jivolving four cars parked be side Interstate 55 near here, State Police said. Two persons, including an Arkansas Slate Police trooper, were injured. One of the cars was a State Police patrol car. Police said the accident took place at the Rock Island Overpass on Interstate 55. Vera Walker, 28, and Helen Walker, 62, were killed and Miles Robinson; 5, of Memphis and Jerry McLaughlin, 27, of West Memphis, were injured, McLaughlin is the trooper. Diversion Suspected CHICAGO (AP) -- Two week end bombings may have been set to divert attention from a $3.8 million theft at the Ar mored Express Co., investiga tors say. Police speculated Monday that the thieves planned the Near North Side bombings--one early Sunday morning and the other early Monday--to cove; their entrance and exit at the Armored Express building. No one was injured in the ex plosions, Insurance Settlement FORREST CITY, Ark. (AP: -- The Forrest City Board o Education said Monday nigh that an insurance settlemcn for ?1,147,527 had been reached in connection with damage t school property in the June tor nado. iHlUUHUilW^^ lie former president can have iccess to them "for the sole Â·urpose of preparing to testify n the Watergate criminal rial." If Nixon's health prohibits lim from coming to Washing- on to study the tapes and docu- me.nts, Richey said in Monday's irder, copies may be made and ent'to him in California. Nixon's lawyers have asked hat all of the materials be sent o a federal repository in Cali- ornia under Nixon's custody as called for in an agreement re- Â·ealed by President Ford the same day he announced he was pardoning Nixon. In the meantime Nixon's lawyers, In papers filed Thursday, lad asked for a temporary restraining order banning the White House from releasing any more of the Nixon materials except for those already jnder subpoena or which might be subpoenaed for criminal prosecutions already under way. PLAY SUSPECTED This would have banned the White House from giving Nixon materials to any of the fedora' grand juries still investigating Watergate matters, and one ol the special prosecutors sug gcsted in court Monday that the Nixon motions might be a ploy in the offing to frustrate prosecutions. A counter action by a group of scholars and journalists had asked Richey for a temporary restraining order directing the government to keep the mate- Â·ials in its 'custody Â· and', in Washington until the broader (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) Home Buyers Get Break WASHINGTON (AP) -- rlome buyers will get a bigger break than originally anticipated under new federal legislation providing low-interest loans. The Department of Housing and Urban Development an- ounced Monday that the initial interest rate under'a $7.75 billion home loan program will be 8.5 per cent, compared with an earlier projection of 9 per cent. The difference was attributec to a rccomputation of a com plicated interest formula tied to the Treasury's borrowing costs Borrowing rates on mos ! CONTINUED ON P.iGE TWO) Arab Prices Jo Prevail Ford Told OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) -- The United States won't get bargains in-Mexican oil, President Ford has been -old at his first foreign summit. Ford got that message from Mexican President Luis Echeverria on Monday night before returning to the Republican hustings today in an effort to bolster his party's candidates in Oklahoma and Ohio. Ford arrived here late Monday from Tucson, Ari., where he wound up a series 'of conferences on' both sides of the border with the Mexican leader. The President, who has expressed delight at much smaller crowds thai have greeted lim during .earlier campaign rips, found the throngs that warmed around him in the treets of two Mexican cities even' more boisterous and en- husiastic. : Ford, who went to the aid of lis party last week in seven states, scheduled a $500-a-plata OP fund-raising breakfast tere as part of an effort to help he re-election candidacy of Republican Sen. Henry L. Bel- rnon, who is challenged "by Democratic Rep, Ed Edmond- ion. ... PRIVATE MEETING 'With Belimon.'Ford also wa? having a private meeting witK group of 'Oklahoma ranchers,, hen going to a GOP rally be-"ore f a k i n g . off for more canv ja'ign appearances in Cleveland ater" ih the day! . . At his Mexican-American summit, Ford . received : 'a pledge of access to oil produced south of the border, but was .old he. will.have to pay Arab prices.for it. . ; At a hastily arranged joint news conference with Ech everria at a Tubac, Ariz., coiin- try club, Ford heard his guest Â·say of' the oil expected to flow i'crn major fields recently discovered in Mexico: "Mexico will sell it to whoever wants any of it at the market price-f- ,he world market." M; For his part, Ford fold the news conference something Echeverria presumably wasn't tiappy to hear--that the United States has "not seen any change in the attitude of Mr. Castro" or the Cuban govefli- ment and "it was not expected that our .attitude toward Cuna should change" under such circumstances. -', The only substantive accomplishment mentioned following the summit--and Ford spoke of CONTINUED ON PAGE TWOl Whitehead Loses First Round In Fighl For Place On Ballot Federal District Judge Paul X. Williams has denied a temporary injunction sought by John Whitehead of Fayelteville to place his name on the November general election ballot as a candidate for the city Board of Directors. State law specifies that candidates for directorships under the city manager form of government must be at least 30 years of age.. Whitehead.is not and his petition to become a candidate was rejected by the city clerk. He went to District Court at Fort Smith, seeking relief. In ,denying the injunction, Judge. Williams asked that a three-judge panel be convened to rule on the constitutionality of the Arkansas age limit. Whitehead said that he is hopeful the three federal judges will rule on the matter befor.8 the general election. David Colston of Fayelteville, originally a co-plaintiff with Whitehead, dropped out of tha suit because his petition to become a candidate did not contain the names.of a sufficient number of registered voters. Colston has been succeeded as co-plaintiff by Bob Young, a 22-year-old Fayetteville resident who said he plans to run for the Board of Director* in 1378.
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