Abilene Reporter News, December 5, 1970

Abilene Reporter News

December 05, 1970

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 5, 1970, Abilene, Texas Haskell Throttles Childress, 59-15 Sundown 26 Rule 15 ._ 42 MoyaHf-tt 72 BlueRdg. 20 28 Roosevelt Park 27 Wills Point 4f Cooper 23 J'ville Penetrations Win Over Monahans PHONE 6734271 __ -WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Oil Prices NEW YORK (AP) Presi- dent Nixon warned Friday nigfit Uiat industry and labor should not count on continued inflation in figuring wage and price costs. To emphasize His point, no announced two steps de- signed to force a rollback of re- cently hiked oil and gasoline prices. Nixon, plainly nettled over boosls of 25-cents-a-baiTol in crude oil prices, told black-tie guests at the National Association of Manufacturers diamond anniversary dinner that government was doing its pail to hold the price line. He said he has ordered two actions to increase oil supplies from offshore and Canadian sources, and irarned: "This is the moment for labor and management to stop freez- ing into wage settlements and price actions any expectation that inflation will continue in the future at its peak rate of the past." TEXAS OFFICIAL REACTS: The President seemed to be picking up a cue dropped by his Council of Economic Advisers in its second Inflation alert on Tuesday. The advisers, noting that the oil industry is a highly competitive' one, commented that the companies might'not be able to make last week's oil and gasoline price boosts stick. Nixon's speech supplied the strong nudge that might topple them. He also took a swipe at this year's big construction wage increases. AUSTIN (AP) A Texas railroad commissioner said Fri- day President Nixon's twin steps to push down gasoline and jet fuel prices won't have the de- sired effect ami will create new problems. "I don't think it will have any Influence on the price, says James Langdon. Langdon is one of three mem- 'Making Problems' bers of the Texas Railroad Com- mission, which determines out- put from oil wells in Texas, in- cluding those on federal offshore leases. Gov. Preston Smith's said he was "studying" the President's pronouncement. "This is a very Ill-advised move on the part of the Presi- dent. .1 don't know what motl- WOMAN PLAGUED Burglars Even Steal Watchdog SAN ANTONIO (AP) Mrs, Novella McAfee has been struck by burglars so many times that she nails her front door shut every timo she leaves home. She's boarded up every win- dow of her three-bedroom frame house, as well as the back door, but burglars still manage to break in. Once, Mrs. McAfee said, someone even stole lier watch- dog. A tew days ago, she was pre- paring to visit her daughter In Houston and checked her closet for some shoes. "I didn't have a pair of Sun- day shoes to she said. "I had to wear tennis shoes." She said her good pair of shoes may have been stolen In a burglary around Labor Day. "They just break in here and take whatever they said Mrs, McAfee, in her 40s, who lives alone. Burglars stole a new lawn mower and some linens this week, she said, but they didn't get them easily. To open the front screen door, Haskell Store Lpses Clolhes Worth HASKELt (RNS) Hunter Men's Wear, 108 N. Ave D, longtime downtown Haskell business establishment, was burglarized sometime Thursday night and in clothing was taken plus in change in the cash register. Hunter said he had no burglary Insurance and he lost 125 men's suits, 25 sport coats, 25 Jackets, 20 sweaters, and six pairs erf coveralls. Th8 burglary was discovered when the business was opened Friday morning. According to Hunter, entry was made by p r y i ng and opening the back door. Haskell County Sheriff Garth Garrett and deputies are working on the case. OH, BOY.' ORPER5I ANP THERE ARE ONLY 17 DAYS, TIU she said, tie thieves broke one heavy-duty padlock and pulled another out of the door frame She said they then pulled four nails which further secured the screen door and finally knocked off the door knob of the main door to get Inside. Her front door was boarded up when a reporter and photo- grapher arrived Friday. Mrs. McAfee also had just arrived. It took 10 minutes with a ham- mer and screwdriver to pry loose the boards she had placed over Uie door as a result of the latest burglary. "This is the only way I can Mrs. McAfee said, "and I'm sick and tired of it." She added: "Isn't that terrible how you have to tear up your property to keep burglars out, and they go right on k there anyway." A check with police seemed to confirm Mrs. McAfee's stories. "I'm sorry to sray the com- plaints are fully SgL Joe Newman said. "I've never seen anything like the policeman said. "She has two padlocks on the front door, the place Is boarded up like a fort." Numerous police stakeouts, he said, have been fruitless. Police records show a reported five burglaries at her homo this year and one attempted bur- glar. Mrs. McAfee works mDes away from her home at a local restaurant. She goes to work at 3 p.m. and often does not get off until 1 a.m., giving bur- glars plenty of time under the cover of darkness. Last spring, she said, some- one broke open her back door and stole a new television, three radios, a watch and two lamps. Mrs. McAfee said she was at home one time when she heard a light knock at the front door and a man's voice asking softly, "Is anybody As she started tcf peek through the drapes of the front window, she said, a man's leg came through a broken section of the window, which she had not yet repaired after a previous bur- glary. Mrs, McAfee said she could not see the man's face because he was behind the drape. She blurted: "Who Is The man, apparently startled replied, and left, she said. Mrs. McAfee, who has lived alone In the house since separat- ing from her husband In 1957, said she's about ready to give up, sell the house, and leave. "I think my luck'i all she said vates this, .unless it is strictly for propaganda said Langdon. He said he doubted the move would, "affect Texas a great deal right now because there is not a great deal of production In federal waters" of the Texas coast. Langdon noted that this month's statewide oil production allowable is 83 per cent of po- tential, and that the offshore wells on federal leases "are at or very near their capacity to produce." He also commented that in many cases pipeline ca- pacity to carry oil away from the fields was inadequate for a greater output "Canada's pipelines Into Uie United States also are operating near Langdon said. The commissioner said regu- lation of oil output on the off- shore leases would "cost the fed- eral government literally mil- lions of dollars." "If they are willing to abandon conservation principles to meet a short-term need that has not been demonstrated, it could do irreparable damage to offshore oil properties and dam- age the good relations that have existed between the state con- servation and regulatory agencies and the Department of the he said. The Railroad Commission, he said, has "never concerned ilself with the price of crude" and has set production ceilings "in ac- cordance with good conservation practices." Langdon said Texas has not had any major oil spills along the coast and he "was very much concerned" that federal regulation preserve this record. Ben Ramsey, another mem- ber of the Texas regulatory agency, said Nixon's action "may solve some Immediate problems" but "it Is not going to pay dividends over the long runs." Ho acted on two fronts: 1. The President, overriding present slate curbs on oil pro- duction on federal offshore leases, directed tho Interior De- partment to "assume complete regulating responsibility" on all federal offshore move he said "means that more oil will be produced on those lands, while maintaining strict envi- ronmental standards." 2. Nixon announced another directive "that companies im- porting Canadian oil be permit- ted to use their overseas alloca- tion for the purchase of more cruda oi! from Canada." The chief executive declared that "something is basically wrong" with the bargaining process in the massive construc- tion industry, where wage set- tlements are more than double those nationally in manufactur- ing, and declared: "The struc- ture of bargaining must be changed." While leaving to the future any specific action to counter spiraling wage costs in con- he suggested leg- islation as one was quite specific in talking about increasing the supply of crude oil. The chief executive said his twin moves "will increase the supply of oil and can be expect- ed to help restrain the increase of oil and gasoline prices." Nixon acknowledged that "the Inflation psychology was more powerful than anyone knew" at the time he took office early in 1969. And while dealing first with oil matters, he went on: "Let us look at the other side of the the wage see where government leader- ship can help hold down costs and prices." Nixon said developments in the construction trades illustrat- ed the need for the federal gov- ernment to take a hand. He said: When construc- tion wage settlements are more than double the national aver- age for all manufacturing, at a time when many construction Sec OIL, Pg. 2-A T CanTUchae1' left> and Earnest Ray Reynolds enter the Taylor County Friday morning following their arrest, along with eight other persons, on drug whom were named in the 23 secret indictments returned i K'o erne Thursday by the 42nd District Court grand jury, were picked up by local law en forcement officers Thursday night and early Friday. (Staff. Photo) WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National weather Service (Weather Map Pg, 70) ABILENE AND VICINITYUO-mlJe to cJoudy Saturday turning cooler Saturday. Fair and colder SaJurday night and Sunday, Hfgli Saturday In the mid 60s. Low Saturday nloHt m ttio upper 30s. High in the mfd 50s. WJnds southerly TO to 20 rwh, becoming northerly Saturday. TEMPER AJURES Friday a.m. Friday P.m. 50 69 <8 2rOO............. 71 72 43 73 41 70 41 66 60 40 61 47 63 55 63 62 65 High and low for 24-bours ending 9 p.m.: 73 and 40. HigTi arxj low samo date last year: 55 and Sunset last night: evnrJsa todavc sunset KxUghtj Barometer reading al 9 p.m.: 30.07 KumldHy at 9 p.m.: 62 per cent. Police Hunting 3 Raid Eight of the ten persons arrested in Abilene Thursday Jjigl't and early Friday on drug charges were still in Taylor County Jail Friday niglit, in lieu of bonds totalling Bond has not been set on one person. Among those arrested in the massive sweep were seven of the ten persons named in 23 secret indictments returned Thursday by a 42nd District Court grand jury. During the raids, three persons were Mother of 9 Needs Goodfeiiow Help for Children's Christmas An anonymous gift Friday helped bring the Goodfellow fund a little closer to its goal of but it still has a long way to go. A total of was received Friday to bring the total to date to Letters from the poor requesting help at Christmas continue to come In. A mother of rune said, "Please don't pass us by. Here I am writing to ask for your help. We Inside Action Line A call from the White House is the highlight so far of the exciting life of "Action Line" _ Ellie Rucker since she began the front page column in the Evening edition of The Reporter-News last year. Katharyn Duf? i7 %S Ona in the Reporter-News Morning Mrs. Rucker and tells many of her Mcretf to a warm and entertaining fea- ture in Sunday-i are 11 In the family, and would appreciate very much if you would help us make a nice Christmas for our children." Another mother requested food and clothing for her family, "We have a little six-month- old she said, "and we hardly can make It We will appreciate It very much if you can help us with food and shoes and clothing for us." A man wrote, "I hope you can help my children this year. I was sick the start of this year along In April and have just been back working the last few months. I will thank you now and hope to see you soon." Contributions and requests may be mailed to the Goodfellows, Abilene Reporter- News, P. 0. Box 30, Abilene, Texas, 79604. Latest contributors: Alpha Kappa Psi 25.00 In memory of the late Earl Fagan of Houston, Texas from Mr. and Mrs. S. N. Best 2.50 The Key City Club in memory of Grace Pon- der and Catherine Wilcox 10.00 St. Vincent DePaul Society 25.00 Mr. Mrs. John Stevens 50.00 Mary K. Piekard 25.00 Frances G. Lewis 5.00 Mrs. Joe G. Cumby 10.00 Mrs. W. E. Clement 25.00 Anonymous 20.00 Anonymous 20.00 Mr. Mrs. David L. Pulllas 10.00 Mr-, and Mrs. Silas A. Sheek 5.00 Mr. ii Mrs. E. M. Bennett 10.00 In Memory of Guy A. Smith 5.00 Robert Walton Enwy, Jr. 10.00 Jodie Peggy Boren 15.00 Athenian Study Club 5.00 Mrs. Sterling Childeri SO.OO Gladyi WilU 10.00 Mr. ft Vn. Q, U Francis 10.00 Ina Woolen Jones 23.BO Anonymous 200.00 S.Sgt. Mrs. Charles Day III Family 10.00 Bill Floyd KeeWe Mr. Mrs. Chas. A, Keesler 15.00 Mrs. Juanila Frost Mrs. J. M. Hooks 10.00 T. E. L. Class from Belmont Church 5.00 Previously acknowledged Total to date arrested who were not named fa the indictments. No new arrests were made Friday afternoon and night. Still at large were three persons named in the indictments. Their names were being withheld by The Reporter-News in co o p e r a 11 o n with law enforcement officials. An officer of the Abilene police special services bureau .said a new sweep of the city was expected during the niglit Friday. He said the persons sought had "scattered like rabbits" as news of the arrests spread before the news media broke the story. But officers were optimistic that the tliree would be caught. Evidence for the Indictments was provided by undercover Dept. of Public Safety agents from Lubbock and Midland. The arrest searches were conducted by more than a dozen officers, including city police, Texas Rangers, agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Dyess air police and representatives of the office of Dist. Atty. Ed Paynter. David Lance Carmlchael, 29, of 777 Elmwood, was the only one of these arrested to post Ixmd Friday. He was released on See ARRESTS, Pg. 2-A For Manson Lawyer LOS ANGELES (AP) Air and ground searcher.1; scoured the rugged Los Padres National Forest north of here Friday for Ronald Hughes, a defense attor- ney In the Tato murder trial who has been missing a week. The search was concentrated along Sespe Creek near a hot springs where two teen-agers said they took tho hoarded, 35- year-old lawyer just before a heavy rain storm last weekend. The creek frequently is hit by flash floods during slorrns. NEWS INDEX Amusomcnti 7B Bridgo..................8A Cloiiifiod 3-7D Comici 6, 7C Edilorioli 2D Form 70 Horoscope 8A Markets ...............8-9C Obiluariel............... 4A Oil 9A Sporti 1-6B TV Ufl 6A TV MC Transcripts of the trial wera found in the teen-agers' car where it had become mired in Iho mud. But no trace was found of Hughes, who had told the teen-agers lie planned to stay a short while. Another defense attorney, Paul Fitzgerald, told newsmen Hughes' molher and sister had called from New York City and asked him to file an official missing person report in hopes of determining if tho heavyset lawyer had met. with foul play. Friday, defense and prose- cution attorneys spent the day in Older's chambers preparing instructions In law to present the jury. Tho prosecutor, Vincent Bug- Hosl, said, "I think the circum- stances surrounding hl3 disap- pearance ara ominous and glvo causo for great concern and alarm." BugUosl previously had Indicated ho felt Hughes might be purposely itaytiig way but said now haa ditcounttd that ;