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Blytheville Courier News (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Blytheville, Arkansas Volunteer workers were Busy yesterday at the Blytheville scheduled to open monday in the old first National Bank Campaign Headquarters for Dale bumpers candidate for building at main and second. Courier news photo United states senator. The Headquarters tentatively is courier mews Blytheville Ark. 72315 vol. 79 a no. 299 to cents 12 pages saturday May la 1974 Nixon Steps up Battle Rocky finds tape text distressing Washington apr battling for his political life president Nixon was bound for a Campus appearance in Oklahoma tonight As a top aide suggested resignation might eventually be considered if it would help the country. As a mounting chorus of congressional republicans called on Nixon to consider stepping aside because of his watergate problems the presidents wife Pat relayed word through an assistant Friday that a she feels its too bad the Republican nil uni leadership is coming out and saying these things because its harmful to the she also said she feels husband a will not resign Shou Dnn to resign and has never considered White House staff chief Alexander m. Haig or. Said in an interview he sees nothing now to prompt a Nixon resignation. But he acknowledged the president might consider that unprecedented step a if he thought that served the Best interests of the american the situation in Washington prompted White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler to Call the new York times Friday and Issue a Strong denial that Nixon would resign. A the City of Washington is full of rumours. All that have been presented to me today Are false and the one that Heads the list is the one that says president Nixon intends to resign a the times quoted Ziegler As saying. A this attitude is one of determination that he will not be driven out of office by Rumor speculation excessive charges or the times further quoted Ziegler As saying. Continuing a travel studded personal Campaign to enlist Public support Nixon was to Fly to Oklahoma to address evening commencement exercises at Oklahoma state University a football stadium in Stillwater. A recent student poll indicated about half the Campus Nixon Page 2 no a a a i i Roundup a May 11 i Vii i k tomatoes anyone Money came Little Rock apr the american Public can not condone the moral implications contained in the transcripts of White House conversations released by president Nixon last week Nelson Rockefeller said Friday. He is the former governor of new York. Quot they certainly affected my opinion a said Rockefeller. A i was deeply distressed and tremendously concerned As All americans Are by what was in there. The moral aspect of this is very serious but this is All material which the Congress is going to he was in Little Rock to speak at a tribute dinner to his brother the late gov. Winthrop Rockefeller. Rockefeller said he thought the publishing of the transcripts was a tremendous Shock in the country. He said he was not calling for the presidents resignation. He said he thought constitutional Steps should be taken. Rockefeller would not speculate on whether Nixon had committed any impeachable offence. A Titi express my concern with the moral tone of the operation but i am not in a position to say what the judgment should be after they see All the facts a he said at a news conference. Rockefeller said he thought the Content of the transcripts had shocked the american Public. A i think the transcripts myself Are an evidence of a really serious situation As far As the moral tone of the administrations considerations and actions or at least discussions a he said. Quot i just think its a situation that can to be condoned by the american people because of transcripts Page 2 Purcell leads poll Little Rock apr a Survey of county democratic chairmen shows Joe Purcell of Benton leading in the race for lieutenant governor and Bill Clinton of Fayetteville As the front runner in the 3fd congressional District race. The Survey was conducted by television station Kohv at Little Rock. Kohv said said 54 of the states 75 democratic chairmen responded. Purcell Doug Brandon of Little Rock and Kenneth Coffelt of Jacksonville seek the democratic nomination for lieutenant governor. On the Republican Side Leona Troxell of Rose Bud and Andrew Bearden of North Little Rock seek that party a nomination. Of the county chairmen responding 42 said Purcell would win the nomination. Eight said they thought Brandon would win and four were undecided. Forty four of the chairmen said they thought Purcell the former attorney general would carry their county. Four persons Are seeking the democratic nomination for the 3rd District seat now held by Republican incumbent John Paul Hammer Schmidt. The four Are Clinton David Stewart of Danville James Scanlon of Greenland and state sen. Gene Rainwater of Greenwood. Clinton was the front runner in the eyes of eight of the 14 chairmen in the 3rd District responding to the Survey. Three chose Stewart and three were undecided. Clinton was the Choice of the chairmen by an eight to four margin on the question of who would be the strongest candidate against Hammer Schmidt. Two were undecided. The breakdown by District in the lieutenant governors race �?1st District fourteen picked Purcell to win the nomination one thought Brandon would win and two were undecided. Thirteen said Purcell would carry their county two picked Brandon and two were undecided. �?2nd District four chairmen chose Purcell two picked Brandon. Purcell was a five to one pick on the question of who would get the nomination. �?3rd District Purcell was the Choice of eleven county chairmen while two thought Brandon would carry the county. One was undecided. Purcell was a ten to three Choice to win the nomination while one was undecided. �?4th District the margin was 16-to-one for Purcell to carry the county and one was undecided. On who will win the nomination Purcell was a 13-to-three pick with one undecided. Supermarket prices Don t Mirror dip so Langton apr Agri ire Secretary Earl l. Butz supermarkets should be ring their prices but and stration economic advisers not to expect it. Armers have taken a a adjustment in Price in the several weeks. Prices of or farm commodities have ipod 20 to 40 per cent since Lary and february a Butz in a statement Friday t is High time that these to farm prices show up e fully in lower retail store is. While food prices at is have levelled off some gins Are still higher than Nal a he said. However president Nixon a chief economic adviser indicated that food prices will continue to Rise the remainder of the year although at a slower rate. Or. Herbert Stein chairman of the Council of economic advisers said a retail food Price increases which accounted for about one third of the 12.2 per cent Rise in the consumer Price Index in the first Quarter should slow substantially in the april june and or. Gary l. Seevers a member of the Council said Quot we done to expect food prices to fall this year. Any reductions in the Price of individual food if items should be Felt now they come at All he added. Stein said the slowdown in food Price increases should offset an expected Rise in prices of goods other than fuel and food and result in a a rate of inflation substantially below recent even so said Stein a a we re not painting a very Rosy he said the administration now feels inflation for the year will be about 7 per cent an increase of i per cent Over earlier estimates. Prices of gasoline and elec food Page 2 Tavares Fla. Apr Charles of Neall fertilized his Lawn with three tons of sludge expecting it to produce Lush Green grass. Instead he ended up with 40,000 Tomato plants. A Ripe or Green i like them a said the 63-year-old of Neall a Cabinet maker. A but in a not a nut Over them. And in a sure i wont be after this is of Neall said that when he started hauling the sludge in a sewage Plant official told him he would probably later find a few Tomato plants growing in his Lawn. A naturally we thought wed have some Here and there but certainly not this Many a of Neall added. A a we be even got four or five Watermelon and pumpkin vines in with three different kinds of tomatoes surround the couples White two bedroom Home in Tavares located in the heart of Central Florida a Lake country. A a we be got Cherry tomatoes the regular ones and one kind in a not sure of a said mrs. Of Neall. The plants Laden with tomatoes Are about two feet High and will be ready for Harvest in two weeks. Asked How the sludge produced Tomato plants of Neall explains a Well i done to quite know How you say it politely but they came from people. Tomato seeds Arentt digested. They just pass Faubus remark hit Eureka Springs Ark. Apr David Pryor a candidate for the democratic gubernatorial nomination said Friday the state game and fish commission under former gov. Or Val e. Faubus endorses a Pryor sponsored Bill that Faubus had denounced As gun control. Faubush charge that Pryor favored gun control was a a typical emotional piece of trickery which i done to think the people Are going to buy a Pryor said. He made the comments at a Campaign reception Here after a Madison county resident said a the Faubus Bunch is hammering us into the ground with charges that Pryor supported gun control. Faubus also seeks the democratic nomination for governor. Faubus has made the charge in several speeches citing a Bill Pryor sponsored while serving in the state legislature. Pryor said he never had voted for a gun control Bill while serving in Congress and had spoken against some of them. He said he opposed gun registration. $2,000 damages a car truck collision at West Ash and eleventh streets yesterday about 1 30 . Resulted in about $2,000 damage to the vehicles but Only minor injuries to one person when the truck overturned and the car knocked Over a Stop sign a rence and struck a porch at 1045 w. Ash patrolman Fred Williams or. Reported. Williams said the truck driven by Barney g. Gorman of Memphis was headed South on eleventh and failed to Stop at a Stop sign at Ash running into the path of a 1962 car driven by Virginia Holifield which was headed East on Ash. Gorman said he tried to Stop but his foot slipped off the Brake and hit the accelerator Williams continued. As a result of the collision Williams said the truck overturned on s. Eleventh and the car continued across Ash knocking Over the Stop sign and continuing into the Yard at 1045 Ash causing about $300 damage. Virginia Holifield reported minor injuries Williams said. No charges have been filed in the incident Accident reports reveal. Bell girds for dealers southwestern Bell Telephone co. Is expecting More Long distance Telephone Calls for mothers Day than last Christmas Charles Toler manager for southwestern Bell said. Toler who expects 174,000 Long distance Calls on mothers Day 3,000 More than Christmas Day said most come after 5 . With the biggest number Between 8 30-9 . Calls placed by one plus dealing before 5 . Are less expensive than Calls made in the evening he noted. Toler commented if everybody tries to place their phone Calls at once overloaded circuits May cause a delay in completing Calls. Roundup Page 2 Chance of showers mild with a Chance of thundershowers today and in the extreme Southeast Early tonight. Fair and cooler tonight. Mild sunday. Highs in the 70s and lower 80s. Lows in the 40s to mid 50s. Following talks Washington apr within hours of talking with president Nixon about milk Price supports in 1971, some Dairy cooperative leaders tried to raise a Quick $300,000 for Nixon a Campaign according to secret Senate testimony. D. Paul adagio former executive director of dairymen inc., said officials of two sister Dairy cooperatives asked him for the Money in a pre Dawn Airport meeting March 24, 1971. Alagia said he refused the request on grounds his cooperative did no to have the Money but his group did give $25,000 to Nixon later the same Day. The next Day March 25, the administration raised milk Price supports by 27 cents per hundredweight adding hundreds of millions of dollars to the income of Dairy Farmers. Informed sources said that the Senate watergate committees chief milk fund investigator assistant chief counsel David Dorsen told members of the committee late this week that Alagia a testimony tends to support allegations that milk prices were raised in return for a Promise of $2 million in Campaign donations from dairymen. Alagia in a Telephone inter View confirmed the account of his testimony and added some details. On March 23 he and a number of other Dairy cooperative officials met at the White House with president Nixon. Milk prices were among the subjects discussed. After the dairymen left president Nixon met with his top aides and ordered milk prices up the White House has said. It said Nixon knew that some of the men present had promised to give $2 million for his re election but denied that this donations Page 2 out of state Money assisting Fulbright Little Rock apr a total of $22,000 has Ben contributed to sen. J. It. Fulbright a re election Campaign by six organizations from outside Arkansas. The information comes from records filed with the Secretary of states office. The records also show that two other out of state organizations intend to donate to Fulbright a Campaign. He is being opposed for a sixth term by gov. Dale bumpers. Bumpers and Republican candidate John Harris Jones of Pine Bluff have not yet filed contribution reports. Monday is one of the deadlines established by Federal Law for filing Campaign contributions. The out of state contributions to Fulbright a Campaign include $11,500 from the democratic senatorial Campaign committee a contribution that was announced several weeks ago. Other out of state contributions �?$5,000 from the banking profession political action committee of Arlington a. �?$2,000 from the Hanson fund of St. Paul minn., a fund established in the 1950s to handle donations from stockholders in Weyerhaeuser co., a Timber firm doing business in Arkansas and other states. �?$2,000 from the transportation political education league of Cleveland Ohio. �?$1,000 from the inter National brotherhood of electrical workers of Washington. �?$500 from the Public employees organized to promote legislative Equality of Washington. The life underwriters political action committee of Washington and the communications political action committee of Washington indicated plans to contribute to Fulbright a Campaign. Bumpers has criticized the democratic senatorial Campaign committee for its Dona ton to Fulbright a primary Campaign. Bumpers contends that the committees funds should be used Only against republicans in the general election. Additional subpoena Likely next week Washington apr the House judiciary committee is expected to subpoena another White House tape next week despite president Nixon a announced intention to turn Over no More watergate material. Committee sources said Friday that a subpoena probably will be issued for the tape of a pre watergate White House meeting in an Effort to see if Nixon had Advance knowledge of the plan to Bug democratic Headquarters. Chief committee counsel John Doar said he would request a subpoena at the committees next business session. The april 4, 1972 meeting involved Nixon his former chief of staff . Haldeman and former atty. Gen. John n. Mitchell. It took place four Days after Nixon a re election Campaign aides had approved a plan for electronic surveillance of the democrats according to testimony by Jeb Stuart Magr uder an official of the re election committee. Nixon has denied knowing in Advance of the watergate break in. Nixon lawyer James d. St. Clair said this week that no More watergate material would be delivered. Chairman Peter w. Rodino jr., d-n.j., said a Day would be set aside next week for the committee to act on such business As the issuance of the subpoena. Checks with committee members indicate there would1 be Little opposition to issuing it. The committee resumes closed hearings on tuesday in its inquiry into possible grounds for impeachment. If a majority of the House votes to impeach Nixon a two thirds majority would then be needed in the Senate to convict. In other watergate developments a watergate burglar g. Gordon Liddy was found guilty of probe. Page 2farm costs Cut gains Washington a increases this year in the costs of farming probably will More than offset another substantial boost in Gross farm income the agriculture departments Outlook and situation Board predicts. But even so its projected 44-billion decrease from 1973 in net farm income to $26.1 billion would be second Only to last years record in the agricultural statistics books the Board in its summary Friday of the upcoming quarterly demand and Price situation report said the second half of this year should see expanding livestock supplies and record Grain production a assuming Normal a with increasing output and moderating demand crop prices could decline dramatically particularly late in 1974, and average near year earlier Levels. A for All of 1974, marketing from farming May total almost $7 billion above 1973. Subtracting from this a More than $2 billion decline in government payments to Farmers would leave Gross incomes up about $5 billion. A however production expenses Are up sharply fuelled by the dramatic Rise in prices of Petroleum products and fertilizer. Outlays for feed and seed also show Large increases in both Quantity and Price. These factors coupled with a rapid rate of general inflation in the Economy will push production expenses More than $9 billion above last the forecasters said. But the Board cautioned both optimists and pessimists that the Normal uncertainties about the International Grain Harvest still exist and the farm Market is especially sensitive these Days. A this Outlook is heavily dependent upon the realization of the current production and use projections for both livestock and crops. An awareness of the uncertainties within agriculture and the tenuous Outlook for the general Economy Are crucial to understanding the situation a the summary said. Washington a the government loan and Purchase rates for the individual classes of 1974-crop dry Beans will be the same As last years based on a National average loan and Purchase rate of $6.40 a hundredweight. The National average rates were announced april 3 and the agriculture department announced the class breakdown late this week. In the current Market they Are far below what bean grow ers Are getting in the Market $44.40 a hundredweight for the month ending april 15, four times what dry Beans brought the year before about \ times the 1967 average and 148 per cent More than the parity Price. Washington a the switch Over of 413 More food assistance projects from donated food to food Stamps in March helped bring participation in the food stamp program to an estimated 13.5 million persons. That level is 900,000 above March 1973 and 300,000 above february the agriculture department said. Participation in the Tood distribution program nationally dropped to 1.9 million 748,000 less than a year earlier and 50,-ooo less than the previous month it said. A total of 24.6 million children in March took part in the National school lunch program the same As in March 1972 but off 141,000 from last year of the total 9.3 million children from lower income families received free or reduced Price lunches a jump of 140,000 from february and almost 400-000 from March 1973

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