Abilene Reporter News, January 1, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

January 01, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 1, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKKTCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, ABILENE, TEX., 79604, TUESDAY MORNINfl. JANUARY 1, 1974 -TWENTY-FOUR PACKS [T jor New Indictments in WASHINGTON (AP) Ma- jor new indictments are immi- nent in the Watergate affair and related eases, special prosecutor Leon Jaworska in- dicated Monday. In a year-end report, Jawor- ski said the 'grand juries are expected to vote on indict- ments in January and Febru- ary "in a substantial number ol major involvements." inside Todoy British Shops Work Around 3-Day Week Britain slows to a three-day week in the wake of the energy crisis, idling thou- sands. But many busin- esses and shops find ways to .keep operating. Pg. 10A. T. J. Barlow of Houston, o member of the board of directors of First Nation- al Bank of Abilene arid First Abilene Bancshares, confirmed Monday that he has been named to the board of directors of the Federal Re s e rve Bank of Dallas. Pg. 10 A. Spencer Woolley Kimball, newly sustained 12th president of the Church of Lotter-doy is considered God's spokes- man on earth to the world's three million Mormons. Pg. 4B. i' A mass of unresolved issues awqif s Congress ''in -the new. year, topped by pos- sible impeacrimenf pro- ceedings against' Presi- dent Nixon. Pg. 10A. Action Line IB Amuscmenti 4A Aitroltf r 6A 7-1 OC Comict Df. Limfc 7 A I, M.rktH Ofcrtuariei 2A Oil 7A Sportt in Hijfity 7A The original grand jury, im- paneled June 5, 1972 J2 days Ixfore the second Water- gate break-in has been hearing a continu- ing basis about .'the incident and subsequent cover-up. Another grand jury soon to be'joined by a third has been investigating such mat- ters as: the White1 House plumbers, including the Ells- psychiatrist break-in; fin- ancial aspects 61 the Nixon re-election campaign, includ- ing the ITT afld milk fund cas- es; arid campaign espionage and dirty tricks. Jaworski said investigations are continuing ''in various areas within the special prose- cutor's jurisdiction includ- ing the review of White House files." He did not say who or what the indictments would involve, but it is known several one- lime top presidential aides and intimates have been the target of grand jury investiga- tions. They Atty. Gen. John N. Mitchell, Nixon's campaign director until his resignation tivo weeks after the Democrat- ic Party headquarters break- in. Jcb Stuart Jfagruder, who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obstruct justice, told (lie Sen- ale Watergate Committee that Mitchell approved the burgla- ry and wiretapping. K. Haldeman, Nixon's former chief of staff and John Ehrlichman, his chief do- mestic aide. There was testi- niohy. to. indicate they. may knowledgeof the cover-up., D a V i d R. Young; G. Gordon Liddy and Ctiarles AV. Colsdn in the'oper; ation of the White House "plumbers." i group as- signed lo plug security leaks. Ehrlichman, Young and Liddy Jiave been indicted in Los Angeles on state charges in connection-with-the break-in nf Dr.'Lewis Fielding the psychiatrist-of Pentagon Pa- pers figure Daniel Ellsbecg. Egil Krogh Jr., who headed the plumbers operation, plead- ed guilty Nov. 30 to a charge of. conspiracy, to violate Field- ing's civil rights and his sent- encing is" expected in the weeks ahead. PAGE ONE BY KMHARYN DUFF The new year is still a wee thing, not, yd-old enough to have developed any character, so it would be unfair lo pre- judge him. It is obvious, however, that the youngster has his job cut oul. His old pa staggered off into history leaving this pack of unsolved problems for Ihe baby to manage All these problems and an election year, too. What a legacy! Little 1974 is going to need all of us resolv- ing a lol of resolutions. Resolutions fall into certain pallcrns and first of all we should resolve Ihis year to take better care of our health. We must not develop ulcers worrying over the heartbreak of psoriasis. Certainly we will take this year no laxative not recom- mended by eight oul of len doctors, To help liltle 1971 along we must become conscrvatist for the nation's sake. We will not guzzle fuel mov- ing-Ihe car every two hours from one set of downtown white buttons to another set. not eat up the for- ests as does that fellow who sells breakfast food. To help out on the balance of payments we will cut down on caviar consumption and drink no Scotch. t a We will combat shortages. Primarily, we will battle'the money shortage. wilt buy no more-69-cenl-a-hcad lettuce than we did in 1973. A cabbage leaf.gocs right well with ham-, burger and soybean. We will give up cauliflower except for major occasions and will rule S1.50-per-ppimd bacon a gourmet foixJ. And this year we will save money on income taxes. Ease that, weekly bite .on the pay- check and some other prob- lems will straighten oul. How, you say? Simple. After a great deal of though! we have decided to give per- sonal papers, those two piles thai are more or less stacked on this desk, .la the Abilene City Council. t Mayor and councilman rill surely appreciale sliisgift. The papers have sentimental value. A few. pieces, unpub- lished poems, are very senti- mental. There is historical value to ihcm, ion. Here are notes and clippings and story ideas that have been around a long lime. Don't know what value (for tax purposes) would be put on these documents. The local college publicity men could decide. Some of llieir publicity is included in Ihe unused ma- terial so they should be realis- tic in Ihcir appraisal. With a liltle thought and a liltle resolve we can all help 1974 gel started. Conserve anil save a.litlle here and there. Bul, remember, we have King's X, on Abilene City Hall for our lax-deduct files. You miglii give yours to thj Council' of Governments or Counly Commissioners, Pre- cincts One, -Two, Throe or Knur. Happy 1OT. f It was though! the grand jury also considered plumbers beyond the fillsberg break-it. Atty. Gen. Uich- ard G. Kleindierist, who says Nlxjn intervened in the J'JT case, a contradiction of his earlier testimony that there was no White House pressure. The ITT matter involved a promise to underwrite the fle- publican National Convention, possibly in return for the gov- ernment's dropping'an anli- Irust action against the con- glomerate. -HerbertW. Kaunbach, Nixon's personal lawyer and a major'fimd-raiser. Involved is w h e t h e'r corporations were coerced into making illegal contributions., Kalmbach has denied exerting such pressure. Commerce Secre- ate Imy Maurice H. Stans, Itu Nixon re-election committee's finance chairman, in corpo- rate contributions matte r. Eight corporations and one of- ficer in each have pleaded guilty to charges of making illegal campaign contribu- tions. Mitchell and Stan? are scheduled lo go on trial in January in New York in (he Vesco case. Mitchell is charged there in nine counts, including conspiracy lo ob- struct justice and perjury. Stans icas indicted on io counts, also including conspir- acy to obstruct justice and perjury. Indictments in the Water- gate case were reported immi- See WATKRCATK, .PR. JIA, New Year's Eve Quiet in Abilene At least before the bewitch- ing hour ushered in 1974, New Year's Eve 1973 was a rela- tively quiet night locally for crime and accidenis, law en- forcement agencies repotted. Police Criminal Investiga- tion Division officer Jerry Franklin explained the light number, of reported crimes. "People are just too busy celebrating lo go out and steal anything." "NEW YEAR'S and New Year's Eve are usually fairly qiiiet ;as far as -'crime said Capt. George Sutjon. head of the CID. "Sometimes there's a thefl or car burglary bul that's about all." Early .Monday night, police investigators had worked a house burglary in which in stereo equipment was lak- eti. Only a few misdemeanor thefts were reported. Taylor County Sheriff's de- partment reported no major incidents as of late Monday. One spokesman described things as "usually pretty quiet on New Year's Eve until about or 12." Automobile accidenis which might be expected to be heavy in numbers on the traditional drinking night were extremely low as of Monday MAJOR accidents had been worked by the sheriff's department or De- partment of Public Safety. Fire Department officials answered only two calls Mon- day evening. Both were minor with little damage. Dear! A 2-Headed Deei LAREDO, Tex. (AP) An- other deer season .is over in South Texas and judging from tht preliminary kill reports, things were good. the results also yielded sual number of good stories nd some rare kills. For unusual kills, however, I'll be difficult to top the one egistered by a Laredo busi- essman, Nolan Adams. He bagged g nine-point buck noving in the Webb Counly inish with (he head of a sec- nd deer lodged in the ar.Uers. he second deer apparently lad been killed in a fight sev- ral weeks earlier. "I thought I had seen a deer 'ith 'vcak said. All 1 could see were the wins as the deer moved irough the brush." Adams shot the deer with a 270 Browning. had heard of freak horns, ml I had never seen anything ke Adanis said. Veteran deer hunters of the Vebb area and officials of he Texas I'arks and Wild'ife epartmcnl said the two bucks Related Photo, Pg. 18A apparently went through a hard fight, locked horns and one broke the other's neck. Adams said the s 11 r v i v a r cruslied an antler through the jawbone of the dead animal. He theorizes that ihe survi- vor broke the neck of Ihe oth- er and eventually Ihe coyotes ate away at the dead buck, leaving Ihe head locked en the rack of the live one. "There's no way Hie live one could've broken loose from the dead deer." he said. "1 couldn't pull thorn apart.'' Workers al a cold storage plant couldn't do (he trick ci- ther, short of breaking tlie an- tlers. officials say Ihe rack of .the second deer came from an older buck, judging from Ihe thickness of the horns. The second rack had 10 points. Game officials say tlic deer shot by Adams showed signs of bad wounds around the neck. Untapped energy source With the nation ami much of the facing an energy problem, solar heat and wind-driven power may help solve some of the shortages brought about in other fuel-related fields. Untapped sources, such as this scene in the countryside near Reading, Pa., could contribute to the country's energy needs. (AP Wirephoto) South Jones Group Seeks To Enjoin Hospital District Ky ROY A. JOXKS H Reporter-News .Staff Writer Jones County taxpayers, who came out oil the short end of the Wee. 18 vote to expand the boundaries of the Stamfnrrt Hospital District arc now tak- ing their cast to the courts. In a suil filed Saturday, in ICith Dislicl Court here, mem- bers of the .Jones County Tax- payers As'sn. are asking that the hospital dislrict be perma- nently enjoined from nlleinpt- iny to enforce' the legislative aci which provided for expan- sion. The 63rd Legislature's acl allowing expansion of the hos- pital district boundaries was unconstitutional, 'the plaintiffs claim, in the suit filed by Abi- lene attorney Kraut Scarbor- ough. I.ISTK1) AS plaintiffs are Uilly. Vinson, Alviti Jeffcrics, Dr. David Ramsey, J. M. Fos- ter. A. L. Miillins, and Mrs. Charles Smith, all of who live in the southern porlion of Jones Comity. Vinson said Monday, night that the suil.was filed "on be- half of all the property owners mil here who are beiny includ- ed in the expansion.'! He am! other have objected to .the expansion on the Survey Suggests Recession Imminent ANN (AP) The combination'- of con- siin.ier and the en- ergy crisis "suggests that the onset of a general recession is according to a prestigious research group. The Survey Research Center at the Universily of Michigan said a sleep slide in consumer confidence early in 1973 slacked off in the period from early September to early No- vember. Bul il said attitudes remain very unfavorable. "A significant slowdown in consumer spending, a substan- tial fall-off in Iwo key consum- er industries (housing and and therefore probably a recession were Indicated by surveys conducted early Ihis year before Ihe fuel crisis be- came a Ihe re- searchers said. "The results of (he. most re- cent -survey, in 'conjunction with tlie deepening fuel crisis, suggest thai Ihe on.sel nf a general recession is imminent. Auto sales will be particularly hard they said. The report, wrillen by sur- vey founder George Katona and director .lay Sehmiertes- kamp. is widely considered a key indicator Ihe nation's economic outlook. The survey was based on hour-long personal interviews with a nationwide representa- tive sample of persons between Oct. 16 and Nov. 20, the university said. But despite the researchers' conclusions, they reported that 31 per cent of those surveyed lo be belter off a year from now, and only 13 per cent said they expecl to be worse, off. Some 18 per cen? said it is a good lime to buy a large household item, wilh only 20 per cent saying it was a bad tmie. Hut 48 per cent said (he next 12 months would be a bad lime lo buy a car, with only '.'5 cent saying Ihe reverse. Sixty-three per cent said it would be a bad time lo buy a house, compared lo Ti per cent favorably disposed lo such a purchase. In Ihe period in which the smvey was conducted, re- scarrfiers found ''expei'talmns alimit business conditions and alwui the economy remained tjuile and showed lillle improvement." They also repnrled low con- fidence in Ihe government's ability to cope vuth economic problems, and altribuled Ihe 1 Only One Edition Todoy This is the only edilion which will be published Year's Day. 11 goes to all readers and con- tains bnlh Morning and Evening fealuves. feeling partly lo ihe Watergate scandal. "Kailh in Ihe government lias been declining steadily since they said. "In 1973, the decline has been ac- celerated, not only by infla- tion, bill al.M) by concern over Watergate." The researchers said contm- reports of personal in- come increases suggested the recession could be relatively mild. "On the older they said, "the pervasive lack (if confidence in ihe government and in its economic.policy, to- gether with the widespread opinion thai Ihe inflation lem will no; be easily solved, has led to great pessismism ahoiil Ihe long-run outlook for I tic economy. "Tlie.se altitudes, which are nut easily turned around, have a piiwerliil impact on housing well as oilier major spend- ing decisions and Ihe incuvr- cure nf inslallmenl dclil." grounds, that the rural people m the southern part of the cmmly often use Abilene medi- cal facilities, not those of Stamford, and so did not want to for the operation of the Stamford Hospital District. 'Vamcd as defendants in the are the members of the hospital's board of directors: F. West K p U pshaw, (secreiarvi- Sam Raize, A. C. Humphery, A. j. Mills, Don Rose and Eugene Swenson. DIST. CUttK W. Mc- Donald said he filed (he suit Saturday after receiving it by mail, but didn't issue citation's to the defendants until the courthouse opened Monday. The plaintiffs allege that law concerning hospital districts "is expressly limited lo creat- ing of hospital districts, and does not authorize thai chang- ing, amending or expanding of a district already created and already subject to a bonded indebtedness.'1 ''The act nf the regular ses- sion of the 03rd Legislature is contrary to the Constitution in that Ihe legislature was not creating a district within its conslilulional authority, but was attempting to change and expand an existing district which the Constitution of the Siale of Texas does not au- Ihnriw." the plaintiffs alle.ge. They ask that the act of ihf legislature be declared null and void and that the hospital district be enjoined "from at- tempting to eii'uive Ihe act and Die election piiisuant ther- eto and prohibiting the district from assessing and colleeifng nny lox on the land and prop- erties nf these plaintiffs." mST. .IUOOE J. Neil Daniel was busy in Abilene Monday .Sco SUIT, I'g. IDA, J r ;