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INS1DE- EUitorlal ..:.-.. 4 For Women 5 Sports 1547 Entertainment 22 Comics 2.1 Classified 2C-28 Legal Notices .;..,..·....-... 28 115th YEAR--NUMBER 138 Jlorthtoesit Iftnesi The Public Interest Is The First Concern Of This Newspaper FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1974 LOCAL FORECAST-* Chancc of showers and Ihutv derstorms becoming more likely on Thursday. Mostly cloudy nnd mild through Thursday. Low last night 59. Lows tonight in the low 60s with highs.Thurs- day in tho upper 60s. Sunset today 5:32, sunrise Thursday 6:38, : ' PAGES-TEN CENTS Nixon Said In Critical Condition After Lapsing Into Shock Following Operation -- AP WIrephoto APPROVED BREAK-IN .. .Magruder said Tuesday that Mitchell, shown leaving court, approved political intelligence plan Ford Invites Congress To Modify Or Refine Program WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Ford is inviting Congress to modify or refine his anti-recession, anti-inflation program "if better alternatives develop." Appearing at a noisy Republican rally in a Calvin College fieldhouse in his home town of Grand Rapids, Mich., Tuesday night. Ford repeated a statement he made at 'a White House news conference earlier In the day: "If , while Congress deliberates, economic circumstances change, I will be open-minded." Ford urged, however, that his own proposals be given a chance. The President made three speeches during his brief sentimental journey to Grand Rapids. At a downtown plaza, he stood bareheaded and without a topcoat in a chill, driving rain for more than a half-hour. LESS STRIDENT If anything, the President's campaign rhetoric on his home soil was a bit less strident than in appearances last week on behalf of Republican candidates. Ford did not, for example, equate a big Democratic election victory Nov. 5 with a threat to world peace. As he earlier told his first impromptu .news conference, held in the White House press center, was referring as much to Re publicans as I was to Demo crats who don't cooperate ii giving a president of the Unitec Slates an opportunity to mee the day-to-day problems tha are involved in foreign policy." - F o r d ' s Grand Rapids speeches continued to focus however, on his argument tha Democrats are big spender who would jeopardise the figh against inflation and who, they achieve a "veto-proof Con gross," would preside over e legislative dictatorship. Ford visited Grand Rapids t campaign for Republican candi date Paul Goebel Jr. He is try ing to unseat Democratic Rep Richard VanderVeen, who wo Ford's old House seat on th strength of a Watergate back lash in a special election las year. Later Fort! mingled with se\ eral hundred Michigan Republ cans who had paid $100 each t Join him at a cocktail recep tion. Speaking off the cuff, he sai he was confident that there wi be an casing of tensions in th Middle East and Cyprus, d clared he was "looking forwar to my trip to Vladivostok" fo meetings next month with S viet leader Leonid I. Brezhne\ and anticipated "very succes jl" November visits to Japan id South Korea. At his news conference, Ford aid he was hopeful Kissinger's ecent Moscow trip and his own ummit with Brezhnev will en- ance prospects for a 1975 greement on a further limita- on of offensive nuclear weap- ns. Illegal Food Price Fixing Investigated WASHINGTON (AP) -- The uslice Department is in- 'estigating possible illegal irice-fixing of foods, one of the racial areas in the nation's iurging inflation. Ally. Gen. William B. Saxbe, ilaborating on the Ford admin- stration's recent push for tepped-up anti-trust enforce- nent, said Tuesday, "A far Jreater number of possible an- i-trust violations involving oods are under active investigation by the Antitrust Division." Saxbe, in a speech to the le- Magruder Says He Offered To Accept Blame WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Nixon campaign aide Jeb Stuart Magruder told the Watergate cover-up trial today that he volunteered to take the blame for the break-in at Democratic National Committee headquarters but that the idea was rejected by White House aides. Magruder, former deputy director of Richard M. Nixon's re-election committee, said that one week after the June 17, 1972, break-in he met with former Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell and offered to go to the U.S. attorney's office and say he had authorized the political intelligence plan that led to the burglary. Asked about Mitchell's reaction, Magruder said, "He didn't accept it or reject it. He said he would discuss it at the White House," He said Mitchell told him later "they had discussed it at the White House and had rejected it because I was too close to Mr. Mitchell and Mr. Haldeman." Mitchell and H.R. Haldeman, former White House staff chief, are two of the five defendants charged with conspiring to thwart the investigation. The other defendants are former White House aide John D. Ehrlichman; former Asst. Atty. Gen.' Robert C. Mardian, and Kenneth W. Parkinson, onetime attorney for the Nixon reelection committee. THIRD WITNESS Magruder, the third prosecution witness, described how Mitchell and other high-level officials first learned of the aborted break-in and said steps were taken quickly to destroy potentially incriminating files To Assess Negotiations Kissinger To Visit Mideast DACCA, Bangladesh (AP) -Secretary of Stale Kissinger said today door to negotiations between Israel and the Arabs still appears to be open and he will probably stry and to devise a planation for the credible ex- money used jal committee Manufacturers of the Grocery of America noted that the department has 4 civil and criminal cases lending against food producers. These cases involve, -among other things, broiler chickens, dairy products and baked goods. SAID DETERMINED "We are determined to relentlessly run to earth any al- egation involving possible vio- 'ation of anti-trust law*. We are jiving considerable emphasis lo the food industry," Saxbe said. He said the department is stepping up price-fixing invest! gations to help combat inflation. Administration officials, cil- for political intelligence. Magruder qupted Mitchell tellirfg him at a meeting June 19, 1972, that "I should lave a fire in my fireplace" ake care of wiretap information on the Democrats. "Did you, in fact, have a fire n your fireplace that evening," asked assistant special prosecutor Jill Wine Volner. "Yes, I did," Magruder replied. "The next morning I told Mr. ing inflation, have called tougher prison sentences businessmen who violate antitrust laws by conspiring secretly to fix prices at artificially high levels. The attorney general cited possible anti-trust violations involving the sugar, egg and beef industries nationally and of companies marketing bread, milk, seafood, tuna, beer and soft drinks regionally or locally. The Arab summit called the creation of an independent Bangladesh after promising India upward of a million tons of Bank of the Jordan River with the guerrilla leaders of the Pal- said Kissinger told Prime Min- visit the Middle East late week to assess the prospects. ment Tuesday that payment for tnent would not hand over the the- wheat, rice and other grain in the next 72 hours, Kissinger territory to the guerrillas. would have to be in dollars. But told newsmen as he flew from spread over 40 years and only 2 India to Bangladesh, said Kissinger still has hopes of he described a minefield." ment saying that the Arab summit conference which ended in The official also said Kissin- desh. where the threat of famine is even more acute than Rabat Tuesday has not changed er has no plans to meet with Arafat ,the head Indian officials appeared well pleased with -Kissinger's three- eluding between Jordan and Is- day visit to continue the work rael on the West Bank, offered of undoing the damage done by the greatest hope of succeeding and probably Saudi Arabia, the the Nixon administration's pro- at the present time." Pakistani stance in the 1071 India-Pakistan war that freed Bangladesh. senior Indian Foreign Min- newsmen official told :here was "nothing but complete understanding" between the two governments. The official said Kissinger assured Mrs. Gandhi and Foreign Minister Y.B. Chavan that the U.S. government would not resume shipment of arms to Pakistan and would maintain the embargo imposed against both Pakistan and India during their 1965 vyar. The embargo has been lifted only once, for shipments to Pakistan in 1970. Indian officials said Kissinger also informed them his government no longer views Pakistan as a counterweight to India in the subcontinent. Oil Money To Help Israel's Foes Promised Morocco (AP) -- had destroyed' the file," Magruder Mitchell I Gemstone added. Then he told how it was decided to explain the $250,000 Budget for political intelligence gathering. He said Herbert L. Porter, another campaign committee official, agreed to tell officials that $100,000 was used for protection for surrogates making (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO) ARAB SUMMIT CLOSES .Arajat, head oj Palestinian Liberation Organization, flashes V /or victory sign RABAT, The Arab summit conference has ended with a pledge.of more than $2 billion a year in oil money lo Israel's enemy neighbors: Egypt, Syria, Jordan and the guerrillas of the Palestine Liberation Organization, The fpurrday conference's other major action was the recognition of the PLO as the government of a future independent Palestinian state on the West Bank of the Jordan River, occupied by Israel since the 1967 war. The decision was another big boost in prestige for the PLO and its chief. Yasir Arafat. But Israeli Information Minister Aharon Yariv said the Jewish state would not hand over the territory to the guerrillas. · Conference - sources said Egypt and Syria will each get $1 billion a year of the "confrontation" funds for the next (AP w,r C pho(o) four years; Jordan will get $300 Lungren Says Bleeding Has Been Stopped LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -Former President Richard M Nixon is still on the critical list, although ha shows some improvement and his internal b l e e d i n g h a s apparently, stopped, his doctor said today. "His vital signs are stable,"said Dr. John C. Lungren, adding that Nixon rtad some "interrupted sleep" during the night. The former president is exy periencing restlessness and occasional nausea, Lungren said. He said anti - coagulation therapy -- which triggered the bleeding that sent Nixon into shock for three hours Tuesday after phlebitis surgery -- had been discontinued and will not be begun again "until we feel safe that bleeding from surgery is not a danger." Lungren said Nixon, 61, was under round-the-clock care by a team of specially trained intensive care nurses and that Dr. Eldon B. Hickman, the cardiovascular specialist who performed the operation, would spend the night near Nixon. Nixon's wife, Pat. was with Nixon after the surgery. A Nixon aide described her as "strained and trying to keep .lerself up during these difficult times." Mrs. Nixon was later joined by Nixon's longtime personal miles south of so the former million, and the PLO was lotted $50 million. 99-YEAR LEASE al- Vandalism Reported S P R I N G D A L F , -- Gene Cunningham, 407 Fink St., reported to police Tuesday that his car was egged Monday night while parked in front of his residence. Several other cars on his street were also egged. Earl W. Upshaw's car, parked in front of his residence at 506 Hart Ave., also found his car egged Tuesday night. Other cars on his street were also vandalized in the same way. Rain, Colder Weather Seen By The Associated Press Precipitation is expected to spread over Arkansas Thursday. The National Weather Service calls for widely scattered showers and a few thunderstorms in the extreme western section of the state late -tonight. Partly cloudy skies and warm temperatures are expected today 14 Million In Pine Grove Army Prepares To Fight Blackbird Hordes with mild mostly cloudy skies temperatures tonight Thursday. The Weather Service said a vigorous upper level disturb ance was located in southern Nevada this turbance is morning. This dis expected to drif WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army has a new enemy with 14 million airborne troops -- a noisy horde of blackbirds roosting In a pine grove. The birds are flocking to the pine forests of Ft. Campbell, Ky., and the Milan Army .Ammunitions Plant in Tennessee as they have in previous autumns, but this year the Army Is preparing a fight to the fin ish. A Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday the Army plans to spray the birds with a detergent that will remove the natural oil from their feathers. The oil protecls the birds from inclement weather, and when the temperature drops below 45 degrees the tb* cold. birds will die from The Environmental Defense Fund says there are more humane ways of handling the problem, but does not dispute ihe need to get rid of the estimated 14 million blackbirds. Maureen Hinkle, a pesticides expert at tha environmental organization, suggested that the Army set up a large funnel near the resting grounds with a light at the end of the funnel. If the light is turned on in the middle of the night, the birds will fly directly into it, killing themselves instantaneously as they strike the lens, she said. Tha birds, mostly starlings, became a problem several years ago when pine groves al Ft, Campbell and at the ammunitions plant matured to a poinl where they provided ideal roosting grounds. There are few natural preda tors, and nearby farms provide sufficient grain fields for the airds to raid for food. In Hopkinsville, Ky., 15 miles north of the Army post, town clerk Terry Rogers said the birds must go. "We grow quite a bit of grain and they've done hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage," lie said, explaining that the birds' foraging trips lake them over a 100-squarc- mile area. The Environmental Defense Fund said it would consider seeking court aetion to halt the Army if the Army does not first publish an assessment of the environmental impact of its attack. northeastward and produce the rain in Arkansas on Thursday A cold front, located this morn ing in eastern Colorado, is ex peeled lo enter western Ar kansas Thursday. No rainfall was reported in the slate during the 24-hour pe riod ended at 6 a.m. The extended outlook call, for a few thunderstorms ove the state Friday morning, end ing by Saturday morning. Littl temperature change is expectec Friday and Saturday with cool er readings forecast for Sun day. Road Bids LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- Im provements on a bridge tha some Randolph County resi dents had contended was tin safe is one of six road construe tion projects fir which the slat Highway Commission will ope bids Nov. 27. The projects are worth an es timated $11.8 million. The Highway Departmen said Tuesday it would open bit for remodeling and widening o the Manskcr Creek Bridg north of the Pocahonlas cit J limits on Arkansas 115. Nl m BRIfFS Cord Stolen Lewis Apple.of 418 N. Wasli- ngton Ave. told Fayelteville olice that a 50-foot electrical ord was stolen from his home ometime Tuesday. 31 Killed EDMONTON, ALTA. (AP) -loyal Canadian Mounted Police aid today 31 · persons were illed Tuesday night when a ulanc crashed through the ice ff Melville Island in the Cana- lian arctic. An RCMP spokesman said hrce persons survived the crash and were in serious condition. The four-engine Electra, owned by Lockheed PanArctic Oils Ltd. of Calgary, was on a light from Edmonton to Rae Point. A company spokesman said the plane apparently crashed about two miles short of the landing strip at Rae Point. River Stages LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- River stages. Flood HI. Change ARKANSAS 19.5 uO.8 20.2 Muskogce Van Buren Liltle Rock Pine Bluff WHITE Batesville Newport Clarendon OUACHITA Arkadclphia Camden 35 22 23 47 23 26 26 UO.8 8.0 uO. 32.3 U0.2 9.0 U2.5 3.2 uO, 13.4 unch 17 8.6 d2.i 26 16,2 u2. Buffalo at Gilber 0.9, unch. Mississippi at Greenvilli missing. Prices Irregular CHICAGO (AP) -- Farm commodity futures prices wer mostly irregular in early dea' ings on the Chicago Board c Trade today. Drops Sharply WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pro uctivity dropped sharply in he third quarter while labor osts continued to soar, further dding to inflationary pres- ires, the government reported oday. The Labor Department said roductivity in the July-Sep- ember period declined at a 3 er cent seasonally adjusted nmml rale, reflecting a 3.3 per ent drop in output and a three- enths of one per cent decline man-hours. Market- Rallies NEW YORK (AP) -- The lock market paused for an arly round of profit taking hen resumed its latest rally to day. The Dow Jones average of 31 nclustrials, virtually unchanged after the first hour of trading yas up 10.40 at 669.74 by noon "ainers led losers by betle han 2 to 1 on the New York Stock Exchange. Brokers said it appeared buy ng was encouraged by the ma rkct's relative steadiness in the early going despite some profi aking and news reports focus ng on spreading effects of soft ness in the economy. Federal National Mortgag vas the Big Board volumi leader, unchanged at 15%. Sills To Sing SAN FRANCISO (AP) -- So prano Beverly Sills will appea liere as scheduled Nov. 20, do spile her surgery last week fo pelvic cancer, a spokesman fo the San Francisco Opera says "She feels great," the spokes man said Tuesday. "She's bee singing in the hospital and itch ing to get out." Rehearsals for "The Daugl ler of the Regiment" are schet uled to begin next week, th spokesman said. In addition, a single payment $150 million will be made to outh Yemen for a 99-year ase on its Perim Island, com- rcanding the Bab al Mandab rait at the southern end of the ed Sea. All shipping to and om Elat, Israel's southern ort, - must pass through the trait, and Egypt, Saudi Arabia id Abu Dhabi arc reported tationing naval forces there. Conference sources said audi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar nd the United Arab Emirates 'ould be the chief contributors, t was the first time the Arab il countries agreed on con- ertcd financial support for the ampaign against Israel. Israel's refusal to agree to a iture PLO government on the Vest Bank appeared to freeze le Israeli occupation of the orrner Jordanian territory in- efinilely and to promise future ntensification of the Arab guerilla campaign against Israel. secretary, Rose Mary Woods, and the two Nixon daughters, Tricia Nixon Cox pnd Julie Nixon Eisenhower, who flew in from the East Coast. " Mrs! Nixon and her two daughters remained with tha former president until late Tuesday night and then went to ;hc Nixons' seaside villa at San Clemente. 50 Long Beach, ^resident could have "undis- .urbed rest," said a Nixon aide, RATE INCREASED Lungren said Nixon's pulse rale had increased and he had a slight fever. He said Nixon was receiving medication in[ravenously. Twelve hours earlier, surgeons had attached a plastic; clip -- resembling a clothespin teeth -- to a vein in Nix- groin to control a newly discovered 'olood clot resulting from the phlebitis in his left leg. The jaw-like clip allo\vs blood to flow,.but impedes the movement of life-threatening clots to Ihe heart and lungs. ·; In Me.-nphis, Tenn., Dr. Robert M. Miles, inventor of tha surgical ' clip used in Nixon's operation, said that postoperative hemorrhage is infrequent and patient shock .is rare in that type of surgery. A five-man medical learn participated in the hour-Iohg operation which started at 5:-30 a.m. Tuesday. After the operation -- described as relatively simple -- doctors told a nevys conference that the former chief executive was "doing well." ' Hickman. an assistant professor of surgery at the UCLA School of Medicine, called the operation "uneventful" and said, "Mr. Nixon, is doing well .. ., recovering in the normal manner." But just over six hours later, Nixon slipped into vascular shock which arrested the circulation of his blood for threa iCONTINUED ON PAGE TWO Korff Says Fund To Pay Legal Fees For Nixon Now In The Red WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rab-| hi Baruch Korff says his fund o pay former President Richrd M. Nixon's legal fees is ;99,428 in the red with more rflls expected. A source close to Nixon in San Clemente said that in the : ace of mounting hospital and egal costs, Korff's President ixon Justice Fund will provide 'essential assistance for Nixon to pay his bills. "His entire finances could be substantially wiped out in a year," the San Clemente source said. Korff said the fund had $9,325 on hand as of Saturday. He said it owes 577,753 in fees to the firm of Nixon's lawyer, Herbert J. Miller, plus a $31,000 loan to another Korff-organi7,cd Nixon defense committee. Korff said he has been tolc the fund will be billed for an other $221,000 in legal fees for Nixon. He refused to say whether estimate came from Nix- n's 'staff in San Clemente or rom his lawyers in Washing- on. He said he had no details m what specific legal work tha idditional bills would be tor. Korff said the $77,753 bill plus ,30,000 already paid to Miller's aw firm includes legal work or suits surrounding the chal- enged Sept. 7 agreement on Sixon's White House tapes and papers plus a number of sub- loenas served on Nixon. The fund paid for Nixon's suit seeking to have the tapes and )apers shipped to storage near San Clemente, Korff said. Ho said 28 individuals and organ- zations are suing Nixon and the government to nullify the agreement that would give Nixon eventual control over tha tapes and papers. Miller's law firm refused comment on what Nixon's legal fees arc likely to be and how much of its bills will be going lo Korff's fu/id,

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