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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - July 21, 1973, Blytheville, Arkansas Courier news hijackers threaten to blast aircraft clinging for All she a Worth a five year old retarded child holds firmly to Dale Sanders of Blytheville one of 30 volunteers who have supervised activity at a recreation Camp for retarded youngsters at Walker Park All week. The program was sponsored by the Mississippi county association for retarded children. Courier news photo retarded children find Friendship by Ron Russell staff writer Blytheville Ark. 72315 vol. 79 no. 59 to cents to pages saturday july 21,1973 a Roundup july 2iband registration All students at West Junior High interested in starting summer beginning band May Register in the band room monday from 9 a. In. To 9 p. Rn., Don Jones band director announced office moving the Mississippi county tax collectors office will move monday from the second floor of the court House to the ground floor sheriff George Ford said today. Ford said the move to what was formerly the county agents office was made Quot for the convenience of people who Are paying gift totals Mississippi county residents gave memorial gifts of $643 to the Arkansas heart association s memorial fund for the fiscal year ending june 30, Glen Horner and miss Marjorie Doyle fund co chairman reported. To make a contribution persons May mail it to Glen Horner Box 344, Blytheville 72315, or Contact Majorie Doyle at planters Bank in Osceola. Roundup Page 2scattered showers Arkansas scattered showers and thunderstorms mainly North portions through sunday. Otherwise partly Cloudy and continued rather warm. Lows tonight Low to mid 70s. Highs sunday upper 80s to mid 90s.veto expected on Dubai apr a squad of terrorists in a sweltering giant Japan air lines jumbo Jet threatened today to blow up the plane at Dubai a desert Airstrip if anyone approached the aircraft police said. One of the hijackers a woman was killed Friday when a hand grenade she was holding exploded accidentally shortly after Takeoff from Amsterdam according to the airline. The hijackers radioed to officials in the Dubai control Tower that a we Are awaiting instructions a but they did not say from whom or where the instructions were supposed to come. The officials thought the hijackers were isolated from their command after cruising around the Middle East before Landing Friday night at Dubai an Arab Sheik Dom on the per Sian Gulf. There was no immediate request for refuelling or Ransom for the plane and its occupants. An official said the terrorists first demand was for �?o250 sandwiches and the Boeing 747 was ringed by armed police As it sat in the hot Sun near the cargo Section of the Airport. The terrorists refused to see anyone but they told officials in the control Tower that they were holding japanese German dutch peruvian French and Arab passengers along with the Crew. The Airport was closed to All flights and no vehicles w Ere allowed within two Miles of the Airstrip. Ground Crews hooked a Small Generator to the plane but officials doubted it would be sufficient to Cool the huge plane. A they must really be cooking out there now a one police officer said As the fierce desert Sun climbed higher in the sky and sent the temperature to 102 degrees with 95 per cent hum idly Sheik Mohamed bin Rashid defense minister of the United Arab emirates went on Board to negotiate shortly after the plane arrived. But there were no apparent results and the terrorists refused to allow the women and children to de plane. However food and water for All the planets occupants was put aboard. The body of a woman Hijacker who apparently was killed by her own hand grenade was carried off the plane shortly Atter it arrived with 123 Passen Iii ack Page 2 Bacon Chicken being rationed by Larry Carroll associated press writer Western shoppers Are finding some rationing of Bacon and the possibility that there might be Only one Chicken in the pot. And there were scattered reports across the country Friday of rising prices and heavier buying at supermarkets two Days after president Nixon announced he was unfree zing food prices. Various divisions of Safeway stores inc., which operates about 2,200 stores As the nation s second largest retail Chain and an Arizona grocery Chain have announced rationing of Bacon fryers or eggs. But other chains have reported no rationing yet. Dale Peterson California division manager of associated food stores inc., said the association Isnit rationing Bacon to its 2,500 stores in the West but a allocation eventually is a Dis Tinct William Gross director of Public relations for Safeway a san Francisco division said a two Pound limit per customer on Bacon went into effect Friday because of a a temporary his division includes Northern California and Hawaii. In Arizona Safeway announced a similar Bacon ration and rationing of eggs to two dozen per customer and fryers to one per customer. And Fry a markets which has about a dozen stores in the greater Phoenix area announced a limit of two fryers per customer. John Wells retail operations manager for Safeway a Oklahoma City division said customers there were subject to the Bacon ration and added that the limit was expected to end in a week to to Days. A Safeway spokesman in Seattle said stores have been told to a not sell any Freezer beefing addition to the Bacon restrictions. Safeway stores in Missouri and Kansas also began limiting Bacon purchases after receiving instructions from company Headquarters. Other grocers in the Kansas City area said a few customers were buying unusually Large quantities of Bacon or other items but said they were not rationing items. A Safeway store in Jefferson City mo., reported the company action came after some customers started buying $100 Worth of Bacon at a time from some of the chains stores. In Boston food prices were reported up from wednesday when president Nixon unveiled his phase 4 economic policies. In Cleveland Ohio a spokesman for the Heinen supermarket Chain said prices have ration Page 2 the Shade did no to Cool the Sun much in Walker Park yesterday just As it did no tall week. All Over kids ran and stomped and played. And even laughed. They have been More oblivious about the weather. The children�?40 of them were All mentally retarded. And they played in Walker Park some by the Way for the first time because volunteers working under the direction of the Mississippi county association for retarded children cared enough to bring them there watch after them and make sure they got Home. They were from All Over the country. A what we have tried to do is provide a Way for these kids to have some fun a says Joe t. Robinson 19, a pre med student at the University of Arkansas w to with Julia Mchaney,18, co directed the five Day affair that ended yesterday. A people should realize retarded youngsters Are humans too a appealed Julia a medical technology student at the University. A my Only regret is that More volunteers done to get the Opportunity to do something like these volunteers have a she said. A it makes you awfully grateful for what you besides the obvious Success of giving such youngsters an experience to meet other children a some Are a Only children with Little other Contact a says Julia and generally to enjoy themselves there Are other benefits. A few of them illustrate the need for expanded services Robinson feels. Day Camp Page 2 War papers Bill former aids admits no Chikui in i thirds Vnti to override the veto i i a i a a a a Bibb Quot 0 soybean crunch watched closely by Carl p. Leubsdorf associated press writer Washington a an almost certain presidential veto awaits the Compromise version of Senate and House Bills to limit the War making Powers of a president. The Senate measure passed Friday would allow a president to commit . Troops for 30 Days without congressional approval in Case of enemy attack or to forestall one. Before going to the White House it must be reconciled with the House version which would make that period 120 Days and would narrow conditions under which the president can act. The outcome of the Long Battle to enact such legislation appears now to depend on whether Congress particularly the House can Muster the two thirds vote to override the veto president Nixon threatened earlier in the week. The Senate passage of the measure was 71 to 18, or la votes More than the two thirds Senate leaders Are confident they will be Able to Muster to override. First however if the Bill is vetoed it will go to the House. Its margin on passage wednes Day was 244 to 170, or 32 Short of two thirds. Some negative votes were cast by Liberal democrats who feared the Bill could give a president War making Powers he does no to have under the Constitution. Some of them might switch sides and oppose the expected Nixon veto. On the other hand republicans who supported the Bill will be under Strong pressure to up hold the president so the out come remains in doubt. Destroying papers by Don Kendall a farm writer Washington apr agriculture department officials will watch closely next week for signs of an easing of the soybean Supply crunch which might make it possible for More of the oilseed and meal to be exported. One signal will come tuesday when us a issues a quarterly report of the country a Grain and oilseed on hand As of july i. It will include comparative figures of last year s supplies. The administration last month announced Export curbs on soybeans meal and other protein sources in an attempt to conserve supplies for . Livestock raisers until the new crops Are harvested next fall. But Japan and the european Community common Market Are big soybean buyers and have been voicing Sharp objections to the cutbacks. Agriculture Secretary Earl l but told a news conference thursday that there have been some signs that . Consumption of soybeans has not been As Large this summer As originally thought. But was asked to comment on reports that Secretary of state William p. Rogers and other administration officials had indicated to Japan this week that More soybeans might be available to it before the 1973 crop is harvested. A Secretary Rogers did assure them that a Good Supply of soybeans would be forthcoming a but said. A i am not sure he assured them that they would get More out of this years allo cation. A but there is some evidence that it will be possible to in soybean Page 2 Grain dealers dispute testimony false data said blunder7 Washington a the Pentagon made a a Blunder of some magnitude in sending false information on secret cambodian bombings to Congress last Spring a defense department spokesman has conceded. The spokesman Jerry w. Friedheim said Friday that the Senate armed services committee should not have been Given statistics on Indochina bombing operations that deliberately omitted information on the secret b52 strikes in 1969 and Early 1970 a in retrospect a Friedheim told newsmen at a briefing a the documents should not have gone to the Congress or you a meanwhile sen Stuart Symington l mo., the acting committee chairman said Many persons in the High Chain of command May have been Igno rant of the b52 strikes and a thought they were supplying accurate information to Congress. Symington said his committee would make a determined Effort to find out who ordered the secret bombings a and Why the whole Ball of Friedheim refused to pinpoint the blame. He noted that William in Cle ments jr., the Deputy Secretary of defense had the ultimate responsibility As the top civilian official at the time but he stopped Short of saying Clements made the decision Elliot i Richardson now attorney general was Secretary of defense when the first of two falsified reports went to the committee in May. But Friedheim said a i can to say whether he was personally aware or not that the documents were incomplete. Disclosures that the Pentagon had disguised its bombing statistics followed testimony earlier in the week by a former air Force major who said he falsified about two dozen cambodian bombing reports James it Schlesinger the current defense Secretary then admitted that More than 3,500 sorties in Cambodia were Sirn Barly covered up by Jim Luther associated press writer Washington a four Grain dealers have disputed Tes Timony by agriculture seen tory Earl l. But that his department did not know last summer the extent of the impending $1 billion wheat Sale to the soviet Union the senior vice president of Continental Grain co., the worlds largest said he person ally notified the agriculture department of the Sale on july 3, 1972 three Days before it was consummated. But declined comment after the dispute arose Friday during hearings before the Senate investigations subcommittee he is scheduled to testify monday sen. Henry m Jackson d vash., chairman of the sub committee has questioned whether the agriculture department knew or suspected that the soviet Union because of crop failures would seek to buy wheat from american companies the Issue is a key one in the investigation american farm ers could have made millions of dollars had they known that exports would increase both the demand and Price for wheat the Issue was raised last sept 14 when but appeared before a House agriculture sub committee. Quot i emphasize that nobody knew then during the first week of july neither the department of agriculture nor the Trade just How much the Kus sians would buy a but Testi fied but Bernard Steinweg the Continental senior vice president testified Friday thai on july 3, he met with Carroll ii Brunthaver assistant Secre tory of agriculture and told him about the Deal a i told Hun we had been con acted by the russians told him the specific amounts of wheat 4.5 million tons they wished to Purchase from us and told him they wished to Purchase 3 million tons of Corn from us Steinweg said. Steinweg said he telephoned Brunthaver on july 6 to inform him that the Sale of four Mil lion tons of wheat had freon consummated Brunthaver is on vacation arum could not fro reached for comment on Steinweg s state Merit he is scheduled to testify monday. In testimony before a House agriculture subcommittee last september Brunthaver said he received phone Calls from four Grain companies a sometime after the russian agreement was announced on july 8 in affidavits submitted to the Senate subcommittee Patrick j Gardner Rovier president of Louis Dreyfus Cor said he met personally with Brunthaver on july 8, and said it was apparent that a the russians were interested in buying a Large Quantity of Carl c Brasmer vice pres Dent of Runge corporation said that on july 7 he talked by Brooks Jackson associated press writer Washington a for Mer White House aide Gordon Strachan admits destroying documents about political intelligence but denies knowing about the watergate wiretapping in Advance or participating in a cover up. His testimony already in conflict with that of former Campaign Deputy Jeb Stuart Magruder and ousted White House counsel John w Dean Iii will face stiff testing by the Senate watergate committee when the televised hearings re sure monday Strachan read a 15-Page statement at the end of Fri Days session but answered no questions Ile attacked Magr uders testimony on several counts and denied Ever telling Dean Fiat Fie had destroyed wiretap logs besides fits denials of person Al involvement Strachan of in red some new evidence Impi Cating Haldeman Iii tie cover up he said Fie told Haldeman Long before the wiretapping that the Nixon Campaign com Mittee was running a $.300, he a sophisticated political in indigence gathering system a and that two or three Days after the break in Fie showed Haldeman an old memorandum dealing with the operation a after s leaking to him i destroyed that memo a Strachan said. He also destroyed other documents including a Sample intelligence report entitled Sedan a hair ii which Strachan said he later found to be the code name for an informer inside sen. Hubert la. Humphreys d-minn., presidential Campaign and not As he suspected related to the water Gate wiretaps. Committee sources say Stra Chan is prepared to say when questioned that or destroyer the documents on Haldeman a orders. Dean testified that Strachan told him soon after lie break in that Haldeman ordered him to destroy documents including some relating to electronic sur avoidance Strachan denied toll my Dean fit got rid of wiretap logs and said lie had Only sus peeled incorrectly that what he was doing away with were wiretap papers in other watergate develop ments Friday tie White House said pres ident Nixon Lias Mark his Don Sion on wifi Ether to give the Committer tapes of personal conversations but would t say whether fir decision is yes or no it has been reported the de vision will be no Nixon planned try write a reply to the com Mittee during a weekend at Camp David my Nixon was reported to have decided to discontinue the tap my in the Whit House Oval of fir e the Baltimore Sun and the Chicago Tribune quoted sources As saying that recording equipment would in removed after timing Deva Tiva Ted Ashland Oil inc., admitted making an illegal $100, Khz contribution to the Nixon Campaign from company funds. It is the second such admission so far. American airlines acknowledged an illegal $55,000 gift two weeks ago. A House subcommittee investigating misuse of the Central intelligence Agency Promise to seek a citation for contempt of Congress against watergate conspirator g. Gordon Liddy after or refused to answer questions or even take or oath in the Senate hearings. Stra chants most heated denials wore aimed at Magruder who had been ins fuss when Magr rider worked at the White House during the Campaign the roles wore nearly reversed with Magruder reporting to his old subordinate a was a result or Magruder frequently tried to avoid the re porting system Quot Strachan said Magruder filled in Haldeman directly on projects that were going Well fait tossed off the bad ones with a sketchy account to Strachan he said Strachan denied that Magr uder told him about g Gordon Liddy s $1 million proposal to watergate Nixon catching up by Frank Cormier. Associated press writer Camp David my Al president Nixon her for i Fie weekend seems determined to prove that a weeks Hospi Tali at Ion did not slow ins work Pace although ins doctors said they expected him to rest today arid sunday following his recon cry from viral pneumonia the White House made a Point of announcing he came to his Mountain Retreat Friday after noon with a briefcase filled wifi paper work for Good measure a Busy monday through thursday schedule for next week was released after leaving the Bethesda naval medical Center Friday Nixon told aides and employees who welcomed film Back to the White House Fiat Fie would tie working a right up Fie full All the time despite ins recent ill Ness for those who might suggest a full schedule would endanger ins health Nixon had this tues Sage a the health of a Man is not nearly As important As the health of the nation and tile health of the world a nevertheless an unusually Large medical contingent was at Camp David today with Nix on normally he is accompanied Fly a single physician but this time two doctors Walter r Tkach and William Lukash plus a medical corpsman and medical Secretary were on hand Tkach is die presidents personal physician and normally relegates Camp David chores to an assistant after spending Assiut 4u,� hours Friday at the White House devoting part of the time to staff meetings. Nixon took a meandering drive Here through the Virginia and Mary land Countryside with a a Bebel Rebozo his Friend and night Khz from key Biscayne Fla As Nixon s limousine neared the Camp David Gate he ordered it halted and got out to Greet 13 hiking girl scouts and their two Counselor a they president a one of the Nixon Page 2 t

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