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Springdale.... 13 Fayelleville.., 12 INSIDE- For women 3 ·Editorial 4 Church Directory 5 Sports ' 6-7 Comics 8 Classified 9-11 Legal notices 10 Entertainments '2 115th YEAR--NUMBER 134 Russellvilie ' , · · . , , t Rogers .. .14 Benlonvillc .... 29 Van Burcn , . 10 Farmingloh 14 Elkins , 12 Mountain Home 12 Siloam Springs 0 Genlry ., ' ...... 0 Winslow 74 . 0 The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1974 Prairie Grove .30 Green Forest .15 Mostly cloudy skies and mild temperatures with chance of showers decreasing through Sunday. Lows tonight near 5Q w i t h highs Sunday near 7ft. 1 Sunset today 6:28; sunrise Sun-day 6:34. Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday. Weather map on page 5. .£12 PAGES-TEN CENTS Militants Claim Responsibility Four Manhattan Banks _ s. NEW YORK (AP) -- Four T ** thunderous bomb explosions directed at major banks hit mid- Manhattan early today. A militant Puerto Rican group responsibility for the claimed jlasts. [AP Wirephoto) EXPLOSION SCENE ... debris clutters Nassau Street in Manhattan after a bomb exploded outside t/ie Marine Midland Bank. Three other banks were also bombed On Nuclear Arms Agreement Ford, Brezhnev To Confer In Vladivostok The bombs were triggered within a half hour of each other in a four-block area, the first at 2:55 a.m. Jagged glass flew for hundreds of feet, but no injuries were reported, police said. Police confirmed explosions were that all caused the by bombs placed on outside window ledges. ."It was a. bomb -- definitely a bomb," said Police LI. Edward Cash at the scene of the MOSCOW (AP) -- President Ford and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev will meet in the So- eastern city of Vladi- around Thanksgiving viet far vostok time, a Soviet,spokesman said today. The basic idea is to get them together so they can come to an agreement on nuclear arms limitation by the time Brezhnev visits Washington early next summer, a top U.S. official said. Word of the Brezhnev-Ford meeting came at a luncheon given -by U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger for Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko. ; In Washington, the White House press office said it was not able to confirm the Soviet announcement but was checking further. . . - In a luncheon toast, Kissinger assured the Soviets that "through the changes of administration, there has been one constant recognition that the peace of the world depends on the degree to which the United States and the Soviet Union can agree to common objectives." SOVIETS EAGER . The Soviets are eager to size up Ford first-hand to see whether he intends to follow the policies of the Nixon administration regarding U.S.-Russian detente. Kissinger acknowledged earlier he was involved in tough bargaining with Brezhnev, hut said he was "optimistic" they would reach some understanding on nuclear arms tation. Kissinger and Brezhnev met for'more than five hours in two sessions Friday and were to begin a final round of talks today, but the meeting was delayed for unexplained reasons. After Friday's negotiations, the two sides issued a joint statement in which they said the "detailed consideration" given to offensive nuclear weapons was "useful" and could possibly lead to further measures limiting them. ' Kissinger, who flies to New Delhi Sunday, is trying to break the negotiating logjam on tion of strategic arms has been discussed at such a high level since the summit conference between Brezhnev and former President Richard M. Nixon last June in Moscow. At 'that time, the two leaders failed to reach agreement on substantive ' offensive nuclear weapons curbs and opted to try to seek an extension until 1085 of the current treaty scheduled to expire in 1977. U.S. officials have suggested privately that Brezhnev and his Politburo colleagues were reluctant to with Nixon reach because agreemenl they were uncertain of the 'then : presi dent's future in office. NEWS BRIEFS Bookkeeping Blamed NEW YORK (AP) -- An economist with one of New York's'major banks says bookkeeping changes by U.S. companies to help offset inflation may have distorted- the gross national product (GNP) to show declines where slight increases -or at least stability should have been recorded. Dr. Irwin L. Kellner, president and economist vice with 'tis; Manufactuers Hanover Trust Bank, says that if such distortions prove lo be Irue, :hey could have prompted busi ; ness and consumer decisions which aggravated the nation's economic problems. a new treaty curbs on each sive nuclear pulling ""further country's arsenal. offen- U.S. Better Mileage DETROIT (AP) ,-- The na lion's auto makers can achieve a 40 to GO per cent fuel ccono my improvement by 1980, com pared with 1974 models through better engineering and production of smaller' cars, ac cording a federal study. The report released Fridaj said fuel economy could be im proved to about 20 miles pc: gallon in city driving with m changes in pending emission regulations. .:. Extended Outlook LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Th extended weather outlook fo Arkansas says scattered shov ers should move into the wes 1 ern portion of the stale b Tuesday and spread eastwar over the state by Wednesday. Little change in_ temperature sources described the atmosphere as "very friendly and very cordial." The Kissinger-Brezhnev talks were the first time.'lhakKmita- is expected Tuesday an Wednesday. Highs should be i the 70s, with lows in the 50s. Ruth Sworn In WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hen / Swartley Ruth Jr., 43, be mes the third special Water ate prosecutor in a brie vearing-in ceremony today. The Philadelphia-born- attor: ey succeeds Leon Jaworski. ho resigned Oct. 12 to resume rivate law practice in Texas. Associate Juage Byron Skel- m is to administer the oath in 16 main courtroom of the U.S. our't of Claims a block from White House. Long Week Of Testimony On Break-In Ends WASHINGTON CAP) -- An- olher long, wearying week is over and the principals in the Watergate cover-up t r i a l are spending the weekend in differing ways: a long bus ride for the jurors, work for lawyers and defendants, a return to prison for John W. Dean III. "Get off this stand as fast as you can and get out of the :ourtroom before some other awyer thinks of some o t h e r questions to ask you," U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica told Jean in jest Friday as he wound up eight grueling days of testimony. It brought a rare smile to Dean's face. He looked haggard after answering thousands of questions tonelessly and without emotion. Marshals waited to return him to the detention facility at Ft. Hqlabird, Md., where he is serving a one-to four-year sentence for obstruction of justice. - · · To the jury, the judge said: "Have a good weekend, relax, have a good bus ride." The jurors, who are being sequestered in a motel, during the trial, will be taken 6r an excursion and perhaps a .picnic this weekend. Unlike most others in Washington, the jurors will have to work Monday, which-is Veter- At City Hospital Pulmonary Care Unit Planned Plans are moving ahead for a four-bed pulmonary care unit at City Hospital. Ken Sanders, administrator, described the proposed unit at the Friday meeting of the hospital's Board of Control. The new unit will be housed ..i the education room of the lospital with three beds and one private isolation room. The unit was proposed by the medical staff as a needed facility in the a r e a and the necessary remodeling was approved at the August meeting of the Board. Plat, Manvich and Mitchell, hospital planners, and was advised that a feasibility study is not necessary for hospital projects under $1.5 million. Sanders said the representative recommended, based on the ospital's utilization, plans be eveloped immediately for t h e roposed expansion. He also ·ecommended thai emphasis be ilaced on long term care beds ecause. of the expansions t a n n e d ' b y Washington Dr. Philip, .E. Duncan head the planning committee and Sanders said that reno vation, equipment and prelimin ary staffing for the unit has Decn approved by the Board's Building Committee and tenta tive approval given by the stat health department. Sander said he has the schemati drawings for the unit but cos figures are not available no\ but will be. presented as soo as possible. Sanders also reported he hat met with a representative o .egional Medical C e n t e r and pringdale Memorial Hospital, le did not preclude the addition o acute, care.beds, but advised mphasis' for the long term care To Ship Calves HAZEL GREEN, Wis. (AP) -- Stockmen protesting low meat prices say they have gathered -about 800 of 1,000 :alyes they plan to ship to hur- icane-rayaged Honduras as a ombination : relief-protest measure. "There is a lot of hamburger hat won't be on the market," arm wife Alice Rccker of Bloo- mingfon said Friday. Processing Deserters INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (AP) -- The military deserter, processing center at Ft. Benjamin larrison reports 1,481 persons have been discharged with 28 still in processing under t h e 'resident's amnesty program The military services have first blast at the Banco dejin ttie Exxon building at 49lh Ponce at. 49th Street and Hock- Street and Avenue of the Amer- efeller Plaza icas, the Union Carbide Build- Police said there was no ad- ing at 48lh Street and Park Avenue and' Lever House at 53rd The three other explosions hit Street and Park Avenue. Chemical Bank branch office| A fifth bomb, placed in a car in the Wall Street area, destroyed the automobile and blew out plate glass windows in five nearby banks. No injuries were reported. Police would not definitely link this explosion to the other four, but said that a connection was likely. A woman who did not give her name told The Associated Press in a telephone call about project and since that lime 13:40 a.m. that the explosions have been investigating various were the work of a Puerto Ri- ex-|can nationalist organization. "We have just bombed iinpe- directors voted lasllriaiist banks," she said. "Free, month to ask Youth Bridge, all Puerto Rican political pns- which operates Indian Trail oners." House' owned by Ihe hospital, She directed the news agency vacate the building. As soon to a letter which had been the house is vacated the P'acecI in a telephone boo" at uilding will be razed to '3rd Str-el and Broadway. The rovide parking space. The letter was signed the Central has Oeen rented by ln-1 Command of the avenues to finance an pansion. The ian Trail since August he directors did not favor beds, Sanders said. Board members urged the milding" committee meet soon as possible and procee with building,plans. An additioi to -the geriatric: unit was-dis cussed in July 1973 and at tha time it .was proposed to adt 70.beds at an approximate cos of. . $800,000. Afterwards th Board of Control turned' (low a proposal by Medical. Co structofs inc. for a $2.5 millio louse equest for an Bridge to extension by| Central "Armed Rlcan Natlun It demanded the release of Dr. Joe B. nominated to member board. The comprised of four house '' ve I Juer '° Ricans who are eral prisoners: Oscar ColUtu, hpcn Lolita Lebron, Rafael Cancel Ui: ·- »-·'--5 Figueroa Cor- board isl uero pna 11V111 K Flores. directors TRUMAN WAS TARGET appointed by the city and six Collazo was one of twa directors appointed by area p» e rto Rican nationalists who churches. T h e position was attempted to assassinate Presi- formerly held by Arnold Chris- dent Harry S. Truman on Nov. t i e .who nomination is resigned, expected The h 1950. The other four fired to be more than 20 pistol shots from acted upon by the City Council a spectators' gallery in the U.S. " Nov. 5. Dr. chief luncheon meeting. Lee B. Parker, the new of staff attended the House Middlemen Blamed For Record Food Prices received 4,069 telephone inquiries about the program. Meanwhile,' in Washington, the American Civil Liberties Union said it is acting as a clearing bouse for men who want lo know whelher they are under indictment for draft eva- an's Day and a legal holiday. But Sirica had few good words for the lawyers, s t i l l quarrelsome with each other and with the judge -- even after repeated admonitions to cut it out. SIRICA TESTY Sirica grew testy during Dean's lengthy cross-examination by David Bress, Robert C. Mardian's lawyer, and sought to hurry him along. "Is this just to make him out another liar on a piece of evidence, is that the idea?" Sirica asked. And addressing all lawyers, he said: "I think you have done a pretty good job, all of you. that he has admitted his. participation in ' this alleged cover-up case. He's told what he knows, it's up lo the jury regardless of what he's admilted or anything, they can still believe him or disbelieve him." But after a recess, Sirica said, "I do not want the jury to be influenced by the court." There was no way of knowing how his testimony affected the jury, but Dean seemed lo be unshaken · in his vivid and painstakingly detailed narrative -- essentially the same story o cover-up that-he told the tele .WASHINGTON (AP) -- The middlemen who process and sell food after it leaves the farm took a record bite from consumer grocery spending'.last month, the Agriculture Department says. In September, according to USDA figures released Friday, Ihe retail cost of a year's supply of farm-produced food items' jumped $25 to a record annual rate of $1,776 for a typical household. The F o r d administration plans a meeting next week to Move Clocks Back DST Ends Sunday At I A.M. WASHINGTON CAP) -Clocks across the country will be moved back Bne hour at 2 a.m. Sunday as the nation switches from daylight saving time to standard time. The conversion to standard time will not affect eastern Indiana, Arizona, Hawaii. Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and American Samoa, all of which remained on standard time when the rest of the nation switched to daylight lime 10 monlhs ago. It also will not affect 66 counties in Kentucky w h i c h were switched from the Eastern Time Zone to the Central Time Zone when daylight time went into effect. Those counties will be switched back to the Eastern Time Zone when the nation goes back on standard time, which means no c h a n g e for clocks in those counties. The nation w i l l remain on standard time until 2 a.m. Sun day, Feb. 23, 1975. ;ee if something can be done lo rim middleman costs for-food between the farmer and con- umer. President Ford has said ood prices are his top priority n combatting inflation. The figures by USD A showed hat all of Ihe 1.4 per cent increase during September was due to a larger share going to middlemen. Of the total mar- ietbasket cost, farmers received $723 as their share on an annual basis, while middlemen received a record rale of $1,053. The farm share was down $8 'rom August while the middleman porlion was up $33 during the month, according to department officials. The meeting next week was announced Friday by Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Blitz. It was described as an "inquiry into margins and barriers" involved in the nation's food supply. Meanwhile, President Ford received from all federal departments and agencies a list of marginal programs that are for elimination or of Representatives on 1, 1954, while shouting "Freedom for Puerto Rico." F i v e ""congressmen were wounded. The letter from the militant group said in part: "The corporations we bombed are an integral part of yanki monopoly capitalism.... The Puerto Rican people are organ-. izing an army in order to form " ; Revolutionary A r m y which will rid Puerto Rico of yanki colonialism. We have opened two fronts, one in Puerto Rico and the other in the United States...." -,,· An acrid smoke followed the explosions and Cash said: "Tha rambs were probably made 'rom some form of gun powder, possibly dynamite." A member of the police bomb, squad shifting rubble in front through the of Banco do Ponce said the bomb had been' a "sophisticated device." The windows of an adjacent Eastern Airlines ticket office were also shattered in this explosion. Buildings near the other bomb targets also had some windows . broken. At the Exxon building, windows were blown out as high a3" the fifth floor and firemen worked for several hours (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) vised Senate Watergate Com miltee hearings last year. He was caught in some discrepancies on dates. For instance, he told of a meeting attended by John N. Mitchell on June 23-24, 1972, but it turned out Mitchell was not in Washington Ihose the meeting June 28th. days. Dean said actually was on Amid Continuing Disagreement A rob Summit M eeting Begins RABAT, Morocco (AP) -Arab kings, sheiks and presidents gathered loday in a summit conference that Secretary Of State Henry A. Kissinger has said may determine the course of peace in the Middle East. ~' three-day summit opens continuing disagreemenl The belween many Arab leaders over whether to have Egypt, Syria and Jordan negoliale separately with Israel or, instead, revive the Geneva peace talks and present a united Arab position. The long-lingering dispute between Jordan's King Hussein and the Palestine Liberation Organization also has come lo a head with Jordan insisting hat it, and ;not J.he PLO, holds sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied West Bank. , Arab foreign ministers gave the Jordanian claim a severe setback Friday by appproving a recommendation declaring thai any of the West Bank given up by Israel'will be relumed lo Ihe Palestinian people "under the leadership of the Palestine Liberation Organization." The recommendation, to be submitted to the summit, also gives the PLO, the Palestinian guerrilla umbrella group headed by Yasir Arafat, the "right lo establish an independent national authority on the land thai has beea liberated." Jordan's foreign minister was the only delegate to vote against the recommendation, which a Palestinian spokesman said passed 19-1. Hussein is expected to continue his fight against Ihe recommendation during the summit where approval must be unanimous. During his recent Middle East tour; Kissinger reportedly told moderate · Arab leaders that an Arab endorsement .of the PLO's claim of sovereignty in the West Bank would kill any chance of the region being returned to Ihe Arabs. Kissinger also warned Arab leaders lhat hard-line decisions al the summmil could block the road' to a settlement .with rael. Israel, for example, considers Hussein the only valid negotiator on the West Bank issue and has rejected any talks with PLO leader Arafat, calling his organization a band 'murderers and lerrorists." The key issue of how to negotiate with Israel also has the moderales and militants split. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, both among the moderates, reportedly were tremely reluctant" about returning to Geneva, favoring separate negotiations by Jordan, Egypt and Syria with Israel, GM Profits Near Zero Woman Hurt In Crash Mary L. Gumm, 41, of Forum, suffered multiple culs when her car' wenl out of cnn- (rol on a sharp curve on Hwy. 451 west near Goshen Frlrlay. Stale Trooper Tommy Williams, said the car struck an embankment then ran inlo a ditch. Damage to the car, as shown shove, was consider- able. She was listed in slablc condition today in Iho Intensive care unit at Washington Regional Medical Center. HMESpholo liy Ken Good) DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is launching a cost-culling program in the wake of.' sagging car sales which dropped Ihe firm's profit margin to practically zero. GM said the cutbacks will in- dude a trimming of capital ex- enditures as well as already nnounced production and em- loymcnt cuts at four plants. The company said Friday hat its profits during the third uarter of 1974 were $16 mil- on, down 94 per cent from ecord earnings of $267 million uring the same period last ear. And domestic auto sales uring mid-October were off lore than 28 per cent. ' Ford and Chrysler also an- lounced more layoffs Friday as hey escalated cost-cutting programs to deal with the current :cpresseion in auto sales. But even with the cost cut- ing, GM executives say an im- rovement in the troubled auto nduslry depends upon the na- ion's economic rebound. GM Chairman Richard C. E M. Estes cited unrecovered costs totaling $200 on 1975 model cars as having a significant impact on Ihe profils decline. While profits nose dived, dollar sales declined just 9 per cent, to $5.7 billion. The heavy loll on profits as compared lo sales is viewed as an indication of heavy inflationary pressures, Profits as a per cent of sales, another indicator, were .02 per cent, clown from 3.5 per cent in the third quarter last year.

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