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For women 3 Editorial ..................... 4 Sports ... ti .'. 8-10 Comics ....y.... H Classified .12-13 Entertainment 14 115th YEAR--NUMBER 137 The Public interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1974 LOCAl FORECAST- ;Â·'* Partly cloudy and mild tonight and Wednesday, with a, slight chance ot showers l a t * Wednesday. Low tonight mid 50s with a Wednesday high in' tho mid 70s. Sunset today 5:24;i sunrise Wednesday 6:37. Weather map on pago 7, .Â£30 PAGES--TEN CENTS A Lifetime's Dream Ends As Mad Slide Entraps An Area Home By DAVID ZODROW . 1 TIMES Slatr Writer George and A n i t a - K e l l y of Madison County, both In their late sixties, often sit on the balcony of their home in the evenings and gaze out over t h e splendor of the Ozark countryside. . The balcony is made of natural cherry wood and perches oul over the brow of the hill upon which the house sits, presenting a panoramic view of tlie miles of Autumn-colored trees. The White River, running at the base of the hill, appears ike a silver ribbon at sunset, stretching out across the hills of Madison County. Often there are the cries of the mountain quail on the hill and the soft bark of the fox squirrel. And there is the banter of Jays and the distant answer of the crows. The house, consisting mostly of native Ozark materials, is a dream which the Kellys shared throughout their working years. The location, a place of natural solitude, is a little chunk of land seemingly far removed from the noisy world. The home is located southeast of Elkins off a county road in Madison County near the Washington County line. The dream of the house on the hill has now tragically become an uncertain nightmare for the Kellsy. Unbelievably, the hill upon which the house sets is moving, with waves of lava-like mud slowly rolling down from the higher ground against the house. The hill, like the giant blob monster of the movies, is devouring the Kelly dream-house. "It all began in May when we got more than 10 inches of rain in a week's time,'' Kelly says. "A neighbor had bulldozed ;he higher 'ground above the louse, trees, roots and all, and :hose rains washed a lot of the ;opsoil down. Underground springs were exposed and this began the real mudslide. The whole hill is just sliding down into the river." The Kellys. originally from Booneville, Mo., have lived in sections of Kansas and Texas. They moved here four years ago when Kelly suffered a broken ankle and retired from his work in a- large retail concern. They planned the t h r e e bedroom house and furnished the materials for construction. A ?ayetleville firm built the nouse and Kelly estimates that most ot their savings, $20,000, went into the building. Tho Kellys moved out of the house two months ago on the advice of one soil conservation ist who told them that the whole side of the hill could slide off at any time. The refrigerator television set and other heav furnishings were left behind, as all roads leading to the house were destroyed by the mud slide. Splits in the earth, two feet wide by three feet deep, h a v e now formed on top of the hill, iCONTINUED ON PAGE TWO! Ford Sacks Sawhill In Major Shakeup Ford insists Program Sound Despite New Trouble Signs WASHINGTON (AP) -- President! Ford declared today that his present economic programs are sound and should deal with both inflation and recession -but added "I will be open to suggestions" if they don't cure the current economic slump. 1 Ford holding his f i r s t impromptu news conference in the White House press center, was asked -- on a day when the federal government's measure of leading economic indicators showed the sharpest one-month plunge in 23 years -- if he still insisted the country was not'in ,-Â«Â· recession, "Whether it's a recession or not a recession," Ford said, "we have problems." He indicated he did not want to argue the semantics of the matter. The Presidents f i r s t questioner pointed to the plunge in leading indicators and asked if this and other economic data might prompt Ford to change the emphasis of his economic policies to fighting recession rather than focusing largely on inflation. Ford responded that his economic blueprint unveiled earlier this month was "finely tuned" and was designed to "deal with both those problems." MAY REVIEW FLAN . But he added that if new economic data came to light that would indicate a steeper economic setback than anticipated "I will be open to suggestions." The chief executive, on other matters, said: --If voluntary efforts do not cut oil imports by one million barrels a day, he will "of course" move toward mandato ry measures, including a pos sible iron-clad limit on imports --John C. Sawhill was re moved by Ford as federal ener- y administrator. B'ord said "I admire" Sawhill nd he will get another admin- stration job. The President made clear that Sawhill's resig- ation was desired by Interior ecretary Rogers C. B. Morton, vhom the President named tiree weeks ago to coordinate he federal government's ener- (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) You Pick 'Em Football Contest on Page 10 Arabs Open Talks Path RABAT, Morocco (AP) -The Arab summit conference has recognized Yasir Arafat's Palestine Liberation Organ zation as the leadership of a uture independent Palestinian state to be established after the West Bank of the Jordan River s liberated from Israel. But the Arab leaders are eaving Egypt, Syria and Jor dan a free hand in peace nego iations with Israel. The endorsement of the Pal estine guerrilla movement ap jeared to doom resumption fl! :he Geneva Middle East peace conference soon since Israel re iuses to deal with the PLO Thus, the way appeared open 'OT the individual, bilateral ne otiations advocated by Secre :ary of State Henry A. Kissin ger and President Anwar Sada of Egypt. After three days of intensive discussions, the kings and pres idents of the Arab nation agreed on a formula Monday that papered over the riva claims of the PLO and Jordan to control of the West Bank ter rltory, which Jordan capture( in the 1948 Palestine War and Israel took in the 1967 war. UNANIMOUS VOTE A spokesman said the leader: unanimously approved a resolu tion "reaffirming the rights o the Palestinian people to set up an independent national author ily, under the leadership of th PLO as the sole legitimate rep resentative of the Palestinia people on any Palestinian lam that is liberated. "Arab countries must suppor this authority when it is estab lished in all fields and at a 1 levels," the resolution added. Chile's Dictatorship Eases Some Repressive Policies WASHINGTON (AP) -Chile's military dictatorship has eased some of its repressive domestic policies, but there is no sign democracy will return soon, U.S. intelligence sources say. When the generals overthrew the elected government of Marxist President Salvadore Allende 13 months ago, they moved hard against anyone even remolely suspected of op- pcsing the new regime, the sources said. But the new government has eased its policies in the last iix or seven months, the U.S. analysts said. Two explanations are given for the shift. First, the regime has increa ing confidence in its ow strength internally, primari because an opposition has n formed. Second, the U.S. Co gress has applied pressure wil threats to cut off arms aid. ARMS LEVERAGE Chile's army is equipped t, most entirely with U.S. wea ons, and there are no othi ;overnments willing or able iccome a major arms suppli to the junta. The generals also realize the don't have many friends in t world and they need good rel tions with the United States, a cording to t h e Amenc; sources. Grief For A Bulldozer A crane lifts a small bulldozer that tumbled from a (ruck and overturned about 8 a.m. today at Hwy. 62 and the Hwy. 71 by-pass. Police said (he mishap occurred as (ruck driver Larry P. Kelly, 23, ot Route 8, attempted a r i g h t turn onto the by-pass. (TIMESphofo by Ken Good) Leading Indicators Forecast Deepening Economic Trouble WASHINGTON (AP) - The ;overnment's index of future rends in the economy plunged ast month at the steepest rale n 23 years, the government reported today. The latest projection from the ndex of leading indicators, vhich is composed of a dozen separate economic fluctuations, vas for sharply higher unem- iloymenl, decreased spending in durable goods, lower returns 'or raw material producers and an even-slower activity in the already-depressed construction industry. Initial claims for unemployment insurance jumped by nine per cent in September to a total of 346,000. New orders for durable goods dropped by 6.4 per cent to $46,3 billion. Industrial materials prices shrank by 4.2 per cent, and new building permits issued droppec by 8.4 per cent. Commerce, said the strongest factor pushing down the index of leading indicators, however was stock prices. They fell for the fourth month in a row dropping 10.4 per cent in the latest month. The other components of thi index either edged upward slightly, were unchanged, 01 were not available immediate Over-all, the drop in the in dex was the sharpest since i fell 2.9 per cent in June of 1951 The Commerce Departmen said its index of leading in dicators dropped 2,5 per cent in September. It was the secom izeable monthly drop in a row making the two-month fall 4. per cent. U. S. Drops Rigid Policy NEW DELHf, India (AP) Secretary of State Henry Kissinger says the Unite States government has aba doned its Cold War oppositlo .0 governments that take nc ther side in America's rivalr with the Soviet Union. "The United Stales accep ncnalrgnment," Kissinger sa Monday in a major address the Indian Council of Foreig Affairs. "In fact, America se a world of free, independen sovereign states as being dec dcdly in its own national inlc Kl." Kissinger acknowledged th Washington is partly in debt tho late Jawaharlal Nehru, I dia's first prime minister ar one of the pioneer advocates nonalignment, for "this ne American view." He suggest it might have been adopted ea lier. He said that at least no "support of national indcpen ence and .of the diversity th goes with it has become a ce tral theme of American forei policy." Action Taken At Request Of Morton WASHINGTON (AP) -- Present Ford announced today a ajor shake-up in the federal ergy hierarchy, renioving hn Sawhill as administrator nd replacing him with former sst. Commerce Secretary An rew E. Gibson. Ford made the disclosure uring an impromptu White ' o u s e press conference. He so announced that'former Ai orce secretary and NASA offi al Robert Seamans would be ome head of the new Energy esearch and Developmen gency, and that former astro aut Bill Anders would head e new Nuclear Regulatory gency. Dixy Lee Ray, now head o ie Atomic Energy Commission ill become assistant secretar. ' State for international envi onmental and scientific mat ers, Ford said as the new ap ointees flanked-him at the po Him.. The President made clea iat Sawhill's resignation w a esired by Interior Secretar ogers C. B. Morton, whom h ained three weeks ago t oordinate the federal govern ment's energy policies. The President said ther 'ere "no major policy differ nces" with Sawhill, althoug here were perhaps "differ rices in approach and tech iique." PROMISES NEW JOB He said he decided that Mor on "ought to have a right wit my approval" to make change n the ranks of federal energ fficials, and that Sawhill "wi e offered a first-class assign ment" elsewhere in his admin stration. Sawhill's resignation followe .'Crsistent rumors that som members of the Ford admini ration were trying to oust him partly because of his outspoke urging of strong energy con ervalion measures. These i eluded an additional 10-cent pi allon tax on gasoline. The official said Sawhill ha met with President Ford la Friday, but Â· Sawhill himse said Monda'y that he h a d n 'serious discussions" about r signing and no intention to r sign. Sawhill said Monday that h would stick to his position ev if it cost his job. "Obviously, I've been som (CONTINUED OV PAGE TWO (TIMESphoto by Chuck Cunningham) MOUNTAIN MOVES TOWARD HOUSE , . .wet mud has already covered patio at rear oj the dwelling Nixon Undergoes Surgery To Halt Blood Clot LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- 'ormer President Richard M. Jixon's surgeon said today that Mr. Nixon is doing well" fol- owing an operation.to.:stop a lood clot in his left leg from raveling any further toward ds heart or lungs. Dr. Eldon Hiekman, who per- formed the hour-long operation, said Nixon's condition was "stable." He said Nixon returned to his room on the top of Memorial Hospital Medical Center of Long Beach for recovery. Nixon's personal physician had said the operation was re- NEWS BRIEFS Blaze Extinguished Fayetteville firemen, extin- _uished a small fire in an apartment occupied by Steven Grain t 534 N. Leverelt Ave. e a r l y . his morning.' Firemen s a i d hat .when .they arrived'at the pstairs apartment at 3:01 a.m.; hey found a chair.on fire. Firemen said the apartment vas not damaged, but.the chair vas destroyed. Passenger Killed EARLE, Ark. (AP) -'-- State Police said Clyde . Clayton, 72, of near Crawfordsville was killed Monday in a traffic accident seven miles east of the Crittenden-County line on U.S 64 near here. Trooper Mike - Hendrix saic the accident occurred when Don C. Linely, 25, of Earle, the driver of the car in which Clayton was riding, tried to pass another car. Linely lost control of the car, causing it to 'strike a bridge railing, Hendrix said. Linely was injured and taken to Methodist Hospital in Memphis. Corless Day Set SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- F.mployers throughout the citj start asking San Francisco's 500,000 commuters today ti give up their cars one day eacl week. The object: Save fuel b; breaking the car-commutini habit. Thirteen major corporations already have agreed to urge al their employes -- from top ex ecutives down to clerks -- t use public transit instead o private autos once a week. Industries Nationalized LONDON .(AP) -- Queen ilizabeth II announced today hat the Labor government plans to nationalize Britain's hipbuilding and aircraft in dustries and extend govern ment ownership in other sec ors of industry. The queen's Speech from the Throne opening the 4Bth Parlia ment also announced a series of measures to strengthen and overhaul the rusting welfare system. President Visiting WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pres ident Ford returns for the firs ,ime since becoming chief exec utive to his hometown of Grand Rapids, Mich., today to cam laign for the Republican chal enger to the district's firs Democratic incumbent in dec ades. Ford planned to leave Wash ington by mid-afternoon and re turn to the capital later tonight Penalty Review Set WASHINGTON (AP) -- Th Supreme Court today agreed t review the first death sentence case it has received since i ruled in 1972 that capital pun ishment as then carried ou was unconstitutional. The court said it will hear ai guments later this term on th appeal of a North Carolina mai condemned to die for murder. Depending upon how broad! the court rules, its decisio could affect only a limitc number of North Carolina case or the validity of the death pen ally itself. uired because the clots in Nix. n's leg posed a threat to his fe. "With the threat the clot ould become a pulmonary em- olus, we placed a mild clip ... jarlially occluding but not com- )letely occluding the vein," lickman said. He said the clip vas permanent. Ho said the operation was meventfuL. and that the former iresident was "recovering in he normal manner." The doctor said he had the isual postoperative effects . of eing slbÂ°py and was confined .0 beci. r The operation began at 5:39 a.m. PST. None of Nixon's fam- ly was present at the hospital, but officials said his wife, Pat, was expected at the hospital later in the day. Hickman said Nixon will probably be hospitalized for 'another week," then the recovery would take four to six weeks at home. NO MORE SURGERY He said he did not anticipata any further surgery. Dr. John C. Lungren', Nixon's personal physician, said- he had consulted with Nixon's wife, Pat, and daughters Julie and Tricia by telephone Monday night. . . - ' Â· ' Lungren was an observer at the surgery.. Both Hickman and Lungren noted that Nixon will be prohibited from eating a regular diet initially and will he fed intravenously today. Lungren, who had warned that bleeding might be a problem during surgery because of anti-coagulation hterapy, s a i d there was no excessive bleeding during the operation. ; Â·Â· Nixon was given no extra doses of Vitamin K to prevent excessive bleeding during the surgery. Doctors said he would continue to receive heparin, as he had before tho operation, to prevent further clotting. ' The decision to operate was made late Monday after a medical team determined the tests showed a worsening blood clot. condition from the phlebitis Nixon suffers in his leg. Nixon's youngest daughter, Julie Nixon Eisenhower, said surgeons at Memorial Hospital Medical Center had wanted to operate Monday night, but "ha was too weak. He's exhausted." For Watergate Cover-Up Jury Hunt Outlines Previous Lies WASHINGTON (AP) -- E. Howard Hunt Jr. says a "rude awakening" brought on by releaoi: of the White House tapes persuaded him to stop lying about Watergate. Hunt testified Monday al the Watergate cover-up trial that he lied more than a dozen times before grand juries in the spring of 1973, even though he could no longer have been prosecuted for his part In the Watergate break-in or subsequent attempts to cover it up. Hunt, free on appeal from his guilty plea for the burglary, was to return to tho witness stand today for; the first cross- examination by defense law- yers who represent the five defendants -- H. R. Haldeman, John D. Ehrlichman, John N. Mitchell, Robert C. Mardian and Kenneth W. Parkinson. As the sixth week of the trial opened Monday, the 56-year-old retired GIA agent said he read published transcripts of the presidential tapes last spring shortly after he was released from prison. The tapes disclosed increas ing discussions among former President Richard M. Nixon and aides about Hunt's conlin uing demands for money. Former White Hcuse counsel John W. Dean III told Nixon it was blackmail, "I felt a sense of rude awakening and I realized that these men were not worthy of my continued or future loyalty," Hunt testified near the end of his first day on the stand. By March 16, 1973, Hunt by his own testimony had received at least $165,000 for lawyers' fees and other expenses. However, by last spring the money had long since stopped. Hunt cited another reason for telling the truth about Watergate. He said his four children "were not fully persuaded that the testimony I had given in prior public forums was in all respects factual and candid." Hunt, a CIA agent for 21 years who now lives in Miami, was a major witness at Ilia Senate Watergate hearings in the spring and summer of 1973. He is testifying at the trial as a court witness, which allows Watergate prosecutors to ask questions thai suggest the answers. Under that arrange.- ment, agreed to -by U.S. District Court Judge John J. Sirica, neither the prosecution or the defense vouches for Hunt's credibility. Sirica on Monday suggested thai when and if defense lawyers get Nixon on the stand, they might want him called ai a court svilness.