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Editorial ......... ..... ·..,.... 4 For women .................. 7 Sports ........ ... ..... ,.. H-13 Comics ...................... 15 Classified ..... . .. ........ 16-19 Legal notices .............. 10 Entertainment ..,..·.;.·..-..... 20 115)li YEAR-- NUMBER 133 J^orthtoest The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE/ ARKANSAS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST- Considei'able cloudiness a n d mild with a chance of showers and thunderstorms through Saturday. Low last night 54. Lows tonight in the low 50s w i t h highs Saturday in tho mid 70s. Sunset today 6:29; sunrise SaU urday 7:33. Weather map on page 8. +20 PAGES-TEN CENTS Nixon Granted Tape Transcripts To Prepare Cover-Up Trial Testimony Not Exactly Recession William Simon, Secretary of Ihe Treasury, said Thursday in New York Ihut the current economic situation is really too complicated to be cnllcil simply a recession. He s a i d (he term 'stagflation,' that is, stagnation combined with Inflation, is the term he prefers. (AP Wircpho(o) Ford Blames Inflation Woes On Democrats In Congress CHICAGO (AP) -- President Ford has finally come right out and said it: big spenders are responsible for the country's inflation woes and the "villians" are the Democrats in Congress. In a string of campaign appearances Thursday on behalf of struggling Republican candidates, the President accused Democrats of ruining the economy with four decades of reckless spending and of now threatening foreign policy. "There are many villians," **Fqrd told a $250 per plate fund raising dinner here. "But the biggest burden of guilt lies on the shoulders of the biggest spenders. "And the fact Is that one political party has run the Congress -- and held open the nation's purse strings -- for 38 of the last 42 years, and for the past straight 20 years. "That party is the Democratic party, and we cannot allow it to drive the budget deeper, into the red and the rale of inflation higher into the blue." Then Ford repeated his now familiar campaign slogan that the country needs an inflation- proof Republican Congress and not a veto-proof Democratic one. MOST DIRECT ASSAULT It was perhaps Ford's most direct assault on bis former congressional colleagues, but even then he tempered it, ad libbing into bis prepared speech In a GOP luncheon in Des Moines, Iowa, that the Demo cratic leadership was acting re- s p o n s i b 1 y , although "their troops run wild." Forcl also renewed the foreign policy theme which sfirrec a furor Tuesday in Oklahoma City and Cleveland when he said the election of the "wrong kind of Congress" could endan ger world peace. The White House saic Wednesday that Ford only meant to stress the importance of a bipartisan foreign policy But Ford took another direc shot at the Democrats Thurs day, accusing them of "under m i n i n g our foreign relation: with handcuff-like restriction. on the policies of the Presiden ent, spends the money and Is espousiblc for inflation. lie aid he should be given time to vork it out with the help of a more friendly Congress. and the secretary of state.' The common theme of the day's speeches, however, wa that Congress, not the Presi Construction Bids Opened For Hospital Apparent low bids for con- ilruclion of Vashinglon the exp; Regional ansion of Medical Center totaled $12,445,259 when bids were opened Thursday afternoon at the center. Contracts will not be let until the Board of Governors and Hevitt and Royer, hospital banners of Kansas City, Mo., lave an opportunity to study he combined and 20 alternate project bids. "VVe have to do some arithmetic before we can make a decision," Joe McKim, chairman of the center's Board of : ovcrnors said. Three general construction contractors submitted bids. They were Frank J. Rooney, Inc. with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and offices is Little Rock, $6,981.000; II. C. H a r m o n Construction o f Oklahoma City, Okla; $8,178,000 and Universal Construction Co. Kansas City, Mo. of $7,069,000. OTHER BIDS There were also three bids n plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning. T h e s e were from Arkansas Mechanic Contractors of Little Rock, $3,345,016; Broyles and Broyles, Inc. of Fort Worth, Tex., $3,521,229 and Fagan Cont r a c t o r s of Little Rock, $3,721,800. Three bids were submitted for the electrical work. They were from C and C Electrical Construction Co. of Little Rock, $2,119,243; Fagan Company of Little Rock, $2,400,000 and Fischbach and Moore, Dallas, (CONTINtreD ON PAGE TWO) ' Arabs Split On Israeli Negotiations RABAT, Morocco (AP) -The leaders of the Arab world began gathering here today for another summit conference, but their foreign ministers were reported still split on the key issue of negotiations with Israel. A Syrian proposal called for a pledge from all the Arab governments not to negotiate separately with Israel but to take the negotiations back to t h e dormant Geneva conference, which would bring the Soviet Union back into the peacemaking process. Delegation sources said Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia were "extremely reluctant" to return to Geneva. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger, during his recent visit to the Middle East, won Sadat's support for a gradual movement toward a peace settlement. The next step would be separate negotiations between Israel and Egypt, Jordan and' Syria on further territorial withdrawals by Israel. Sadat and Faisal were also reported unenlhusiaslic about another Syrian proposal to revive the use of the so-called oil weapon and to pool Arab oil billions for a new mobilization against Israel. OTHER KEY ISSUE The other key issue before the summit conference opening Saturday is the bitter contest between the Palestine Liberation Organization headed by guerrilla chief Yasir Arafat and King Hussein of Jordan for recognition as the representalive of Ihe Palestinian people on the West Bank of the Jordan River. Arafat's chief spokesman, Said Kamal, called a news con- 'erence late Thursday night ind indicated that the foreign ministers were about to recommend that Hussein negotiate 'or a partial Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank without consulting the FLO. Though Syria and Algeria argued in favor of the PLO in the 'oreign ministers' debates this week preparing the agenda for the summit, Kamal accused all {AP Wirephoto) TO ATTEND ARAB SUMMIT , . . King Faisal, left, of Saudi Arabia reviews honor gu ird with King Hassan of Morocco after arriving Thursday in Rabat, Morocco for the conference WASHINGTON (AP) -United Mine Workers President Arnold Miller says the outlook 'or avoiding a nationwide coal strike next month has improved vilh tentative agreement on some key contract issues. "I think there's a possibility :\\a\. we can wrap up the con- .ract in time for ratification," of the Arab governments of 'failing to live up to their obligations to the Palestine revolution." Heavy security precautions were being taken to prevent attempts to assassinate Hussein or other leaders. Hundreds of Palestinians and Moroccan leftists were transported from Rabat to Tangier to be held there until after the meeting. Thousands of armed troops and police natrolled Rabat and surrounding areas and searched all traffic, going in and out of the city. The airport was closed to commercial traffic until after the summit. Smell Of Roses Smell roses? You're right. It's a rose scent being used today on page 3 in an advertisement of a local firm. The scent prepared in Kansas City, waf mixed with our color ink used on the ad. UMW President Says Coal Strike May Be Avoided Bt Prototype To Be Shown PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) -The prototype of the newest U.S. bomber, the BI, rolls out amid and speech-making swing-wing ceremonies Saturday. 3ut the plane may be sidelined jecause of soaring costs. Advocates say the Til will be sup erf as t and hard to destroy and that armed with a potent :oad of missiles it will help de- :er World War III. Critics say ,t will be a flying dinosaur not worth its ever-rising price tag. The long-nosed test plane, coated with a special white paint to reflect nuclear radi alion and powered by four jet engines tucked close to its fuselage, will emerge Saturday from a hangar at the Hockwel International plant here 50 miles north of Los Angeles. Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger and Air Force Secretary John L. McLucas wil speak, The four-year-old Bl nrogran has so far cost $1.6 billion. By (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) By Congressional Candidates AMA Contributions Returned WASHINGTON (AP) least 11 congressional - At candidates have returned contributions from the American Medical Association's political organization because they believe voters are skeptical of politicians who take campaign money from special interest groups. "Tho special interest groups have turned so many people off the election process following Watergate," .said Edward Murnane, campaign manager for Hep. Philip M. Crane, R-I11. "It is a form of influence-peddling the American people have indicated they will not tolerate." The returned contributions were disclosed in campaign finance records filed \yilh the House of Representatives by the AMA's political organizations. Crane returned a $1,000 contribution. ' Nine of the candidates rejecting the funds are irfcumbents. nelter known than their challengers, they are generally in more secure financial and political positions and are freer to pick and choose amons contributions. The money "is distributed by the American Medical Political Action Committee, one of the richest special interest groups supporting political campaigns. A spokesman said the group has contributed to at least 220 Senate and House candidates this year and will give money to more campaigns before the Mov. 5 election. Analyzing campaign funding reports, Common Cause said :he AMA group had contributed $832,583 to various candidates as of Sept. 1. David Baldwin, a spokesman for the AMA, said the political action committee built up its campaign war chest with contributions averaging $25 to $30. The largest single offering was $125, he said. Milliccnt Fcnwick, the Republican candidate for the seat being vacated by Rep. Peter H. B. Frelinghuysen, R-N..T., rejected the $2,500 the AMA political arm sent to her. Most of the candidates who rejected the money from the largest professional medical or- ganization bad announced ear icr in their campaigns tba they would refuse money from special interest groups or con tributions over a certai amount. But Rep. Hamilton Fish Jr R-N.Y., returned the $1,000 sen to bis campaign, fearing tha voters in his upstate New Yor district might think the AM; influenced his position on pern ing national health insuranc legislation. The conlribulio was the largest Fish receivec an aide said. Rep. Jack F. Kemp, R-N.Y refused a $1,000 contribution be cause he is not accepting an special interest group money but his executive assislan Harry Clark, conceded that a incumbent is in a better pos lion to'bc selective. aid Miller. "It depends on how ley (the coal operators) want bargain, how much good aitli they want to put into it." Two weeks ago, the talks ere deadlocked over five mar non-economic i s s u es and filler said a strike appeared kely unless the industry was 'illing to make concessions. In an interview Thursday, filler, said considerable prog- ess has been made in these reas with tentative agreement some issues, and indicated hat the talks would shift to ages in a few days. The union's contract with the ituminous Coal Operators As- ociation expires Nov. 12 a n d liller said a tentative settle- nent would have to be reached y Nov. 4 if it is to be ratified n time by the membership. He aid, however, he is shooting or a Nov. 1 settlement date. "There is a much clearer un- erstanding as I see it now on hat the real problems are," e said. "Safety is our highest riority and it's my opinion hat we can have a good safety irogram in coal mining at no Tohibitive costs." FIRST CONTRACT Miller is negotiating his first ontract as head of the 120.000- member union. A former miner isablod by black lung disease, ie took office nearly two years ago after sweeping out the en- rcnchccl regime of W.A. 'Tony" Boyle with a campaign o turn the union back to the rank-and-file. UMW members get to vote on heir contract for the first time n'nd industry officials have expressed concern that they vvil! strike no matter how rich the package in order to win more concessions. But Miller asserted "that's not the feeling I get from the membership. "If we get a con- ract that addressed itself to he problems we have and it's consistent with the views of the membership, they'll ratify it." The union has insisted thai ive major non-economic issue? ia disposed of before the nego iations move on to economic proposals. Miller declined to specify what tentative agree ments had been reached bu said progress has been in safe ty. manpower training and se niority. Althnugh the UMW hasn'1 spelled out its wage demands and benefit demands, Miller said he would seek a pay in Rebates Endorsed LITTLE ROCK (AP) - The egislative Joint Interim Committee on Revenue and Tax- lion endorsed Thursday a pro- josal to liberalize a state law hat provides income tax re- ates to low-income elderly amilies to offset part of their iroperty taxes. State Rep. Cal Ledbclter of Little Rock is drafting the irnendment for the 1075 ses- ion. The committee approved he changes in principle, but a inal bill has not been written. Workers Laid Off DETROIT (AP) -- About 6, 000 workers at four Genera Motors plants are being laid of because of decreasing aut sales, according to a company spokesman. The spokesman said Thurs day that GM is dropping sec ontl-shift production at thre planls and is slowing the as scmbly line at a fourth. It is the first t i m e in reccn history that layoffs have com so early in the model year. rease large enough to catch up rith inflation and an escalator lause to protect against future ises in the cost-of-living. The ay scale for miners now anges from $43 to $50 a day. In addition, the union is seek- ng sick pay, which the miners urrently do not receive, and big improvements in pension benefits, which now amount to $150 a month. With coal selling at record prices.-- at $40 a ton, up from $14 per ton a year ago on the free market -- Miller says the industry can afford to be generous this year. NEWS BRIEFS National City Bank, the na- t i o n ' s second-largest commercial bank, today became the first major bank to cut the jrime lending rate to 11 per cent. The prime rate is considered bellwether of other short- money market rates. Stricter Controls LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- ubcommittee of the legislative Joint Auditing Committee rec : ommended Thursday that the committee sponsor a bill next 'ear that would bring the cash luuls of the stale colleges and iniversities under stricter con- rols. The bill provides much weaker controls than those envis- oned by the Joint Auditing Committee when it began a study of the matter last year. Prime Rate Cut NEW YORK (AP) -- First .erm While Dean Returns To Stand For Eighth Day WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica today 'granted a request by Richard M. Nixon's lawyers that the former president bo supplied with transcripts of White House tape recordings so he can prepare to testify at the Watergate cover-up trial. Meanwhile, former White House counsel John W. Dean III was on the witness stand today for his eighth, and possibly last, day of testimony. Nixon's attorney, Herbert J, Miller, requested the transcripts recently, pointing out that Nixon had no other records available to him and could not come to Washington to prepare adequately because of his illness. Nixon has been suffering from phlebitis, a blood clot condition, since before he left the White House. He has been subpoenaed as a witness by both the prosecution and defense and Miller said recently he expected to be able to report soon that Nixon was well enough to come to Wash-, ington and testify. However, Nixon was hospitalized in Long Beach, Calif., Wednesday night because blood clots in his leg were not re- S[jonding to drug treatment and doctors said Thursday the former president may have to undergo surgery. There has been no word to the court on whether Miller's earlier prediction that Nixon would be able to testify still stands in light of his present condition. TEMPERS FLABE Tempers in the courtroom became so strained Thursday that Sirica threatened to lake action to prevent "a carnival atmosphere." "I mean it," the 70-year-old federal judge said, exasperated and often angered by continual b i c k e r i n g a n d back-biting among lawyers. "If I don't get the cooperation I want, I'm going to have to do something about it." As its second witness, the government planned to call E. Howard Hunt Jr., the former CIA agent and White House consultant, who pleaded guilty to being one of the principals in the Watergate orcak-in. But pointing out that Hunt cooperated with the investigation "only grudgingly and, we believe, incompletely," the government asked that the court -rather than the prosecution --· adopt Hunt as its witness. it is not a direct in- luence on consumer loan rates, .he prime often foreshadows future trends in the lending marvel. Traffic Deaths Less WASHINGTON (AP) -Deaths on the nation's highways declined in September for the IHh straight month, and Ihe Transportation Department says traffic accidents this year may take 10,000 fewer lives than in 1973. The department's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that the September death toll of 4.173 was some 725, or 14.8 per cent, below that reported in the same month a year earlier. In such a case neither the prosecution nor defense vouches for a witness* credibility and bqlh sides can ask leading questions. The trial of H.R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlicbman, John N. Mitchell, Rohert C. Mardian and Kenneth W. .Parkinson, all charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, was in its 10th' day today. Dean was Ihe first witness called. The arguments and objections had increased in frequency (he last few days, involving at times the judge and one or another of the defense lawyers, prosecution and defense, and even defense attorney against defense attorney. "There is finger-pointing in this courtroom, there probably will be more of it," Ehrlich- CONTINUED ON P.'iGE TWO5 To Soviet Leader Concrete Arms Limit Proposals Conveyed MOSCOW (AP) -- Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger conveyed concrete U.S. propositions on nuclear arms limitations to Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezhnev today at the Kremlin, hoping they .could break the negotiating logjam on a new 10- year treaty. The 2-hour and 20-minute discussion, described sources as beiri'g by a U.S. "very friendly and very cordial atmosphere" was aimed at agreement on guidelines that Brezhnev and President Ford could endorse around Thanksgiving at a meeting, probably secretary of in Vladivostok. The visiting slate and the Soviet leader got around to the stalled arms limitation talks in Geneva Thursday night at their second meeting since Kissinger arrived Wednesday. There was no indication what was said, but an American spokesman said the discussion would continue today. At tbcir first meeting Thursday, Kissinger and Brezhnev surveyed t r a d e relations between their two countries a n d their conflicting approaches to the Arab-Israeli dispute. Kissinger said they made "a very good beginning" but gave no details. Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko said both sides were encouraged and Brezhnev was pleased. Both Gromyko and Kissinger renewed their governments' commitment to Soviet-American detente in luncheon toasts, and Kissinger emphasized that this American policy was unchanged by the change in the U.S. presidency. "Further and big successes ·cquire efforts and vigorous ef- 'orts on both sides," said tha iussian. "We are prepared to make those efforts." Kissinger replied that "it has Dcen a firm and continuing principle of American policy [hat the U.S. and Ihe Soviet Union have a very special responsibility for preserving the peace in the world and for contributing to the positive aspirations of mankind. "This positive peace responsibility will he fostered with, great energy by our administration." A gct-acqitainted meeting between Brezhnev and President Ford laic next month in t h o Far East appears in the offing. It was learned that a special communications network has been set up between Moscow and Vladivostok, the most likely site for the meeting,

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