Abilene Reporter News, January 2, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

January 02, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas gfeilene WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR-COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IF Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 199 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENJ3, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 2, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated I'rcss Soft Job Irks ALDEKWOOD MAN OK, Wash. (AT3) Nix- on's sister-in-law, Mrs. Ed- waril Nixon, says while her husbanr: is "off being paid lo do nothing" she has lo Icacli school and raise Iwo children. "While he's off being paid Lo do nothing, I'm hare alone. I'm trying lo leach school and I've got two kids anil lei me tell you, U's she lold newsmen checking reports her husband was paid a consullanl's fee to find out Nixon family wants a presidential library built. Leonard Firestone, head of a lax-exempt foundation formed by friends or the Pros- ident lo build the library, con- firmed Monday in Los Angeles LliaL Edward Nixon'was a paid consultant. Edward Nixon, -12, lives in Alderwood Manor, a Seattle suburb, lie could not be reached for comment. "An invasion of privacy" is how. Mrs. Nixon described Iht slory of her husband's consult- ant fee. Slie held out a ham- mer and :said she fell "like taking Iliis Ihing and knocking down our newspaper boxes so I woii't have Lo read some or the things they write." said the foundation paid her liusband a mwiVh for 14 months beginning in De- cember 1970. She said the which her iius- band is a Iruslce, "folded in August." But Firestone, the lire and rubber magnate, said tiic foundation still exists. Kirestonc said that Edward Nixon viewed six potential li- brary iiles and recommended' lhal the final choice coma from iliree in Orange County, Calif. A career Navy officer be- fore settling with his [amily in the Seattle area in I960, Ed- ward Nixon held a staff super- visory .position witli Pacific Northwest Bell. When his hrolhcr was elect- ed President in 19G8. Edward Nixon was offered a jiosl as head of the Federal Field Comitlee for Development Planning .in Alaska, but he turned down the post, lie- said he wanted- lo avoid charges of nepotism. A year later he assumed a more active role in public af- fairs, winning election as Re- publican slate comrnitteeman lor Snohomish County, hater he was named a truslee of the Nixon foundation. The President's brother re- cently became a partner in the Scalllc Kings, a group contesting for rights to an Na- tional Hockey League fran- chise in Seattle. Young 74 s Manner Cold The New Year blew in on a 'chilly note this year, with a frig- id Itilegrce reading Tuesday morning'and a lem- pcralurc Wednesday morning, reported .the National Weather Service here. Prospects are for a warming trend, however, with the high readings, today and Thursday in the low ids and a low tonight in the low 30s. But 'there is a 50 per ccnl chance of'rain tonight and a 40 per cent chance Thursday could make highways and slreels slick. EASTLANI) ItEl'OIt'llil) a mist and freezing rain -which made driving hazardous throughout the area Wednesday morning. The overnight low was 21 degrees. Swcelwaler and Stamford re- ported overnight lows of 11, Col- orado City had 12, Winters 18, By BU.IE RUCKER Cowboy Office Silent On Player Salaries Q. In Ihc Super Bowl what percenlugc of (lie gate do the (cams gel and what docs each player receive? IVlio is Hie hlghcsl paid player on (lie Dallas Cow- hoys'.' How does the Cowboys' pay corn- pure (o oilier pro (cams? Docs a play- er-coach gel paid as a player as well as a coach? A. The Cowboys' office thought your ques- tions very personal. Players salaries are not public information even though thcslars are public heroes. Since NF1, payrolls arc confi- dential it's impossible for us to compare salaries. Club officials, of course, know what learn pays how much, they'd have to know in order to negotiate player trades. We do know that Hie quarterback is normal- ly (he highest paid player on a team so it's reasonable to assume that Roger Staubach is the highest paid Cowboy. Minimum salary paid NFL players is a year. There's no maximum. If anyone is making the minimum, it would be a rookie free-agent, says the Cowboys' of- fice. Johnny Unitas, considered to be the highest paid pro football player, reportedly makes to a year. Super Bowl player on the winning team gels those on the losing learn get apiece. Each team gets a percen- tage of the gate and also the television revenue but we can't tell you what the exacl percentage is. A player who lakes on the job of coaching would be given an increase in salary for the increased responsibility, so you could say he's paid as both coach and player. We .jusl moved here from Norlli Carolina (lire1; months aero where we, nought a new Rambler. Now it's pasl due for the. 5.000 mile, checkup bn( there's no American Motors dealer In Abilene. Seems a city the of Abilene would have one. Why doesn't il? When will II? A. There's a belter than pood chance we'll have an American Motors dealer here with- in six or seven months. Two Abilene men have been approved as dealers by American Motors are in Hie process of finalizing plans for the dealership here. After Nixon's an- nouncement lhal American Molors hail ex- perienced a big sales increase Ihe company was swamped with dealer applications. The Dallas zone office alone l-ad 20 calls Ihe day after (he announccincnl. At that poml Amer- ican Molors slopped accepting dealer appli- cations, but the two Abilene men had ap- plied prior lo this time. back lo vour problem, your Ramaior warranty book has a toll free number lo call for information about service lo your car. Was the United Slales Million! a vice president from the lime Lyndon Johnson looli office on the dentil of .lack Kennedy in November, 1063, unlil John- son was clcclcil president In 1964? A. Yes. From Nov. 22. unlil Jan. 20, when .lohnson look office on his own, we hart no vice president. Q. Are Kris Kristoffcrson anil Hila ('oollilirc, married? If (liev are when did they 2ft married? I'm having a horren- dous "fight wilh my molher-in-law who says they're married. I say (hcy're jusl living together. A Dcn'l you know by now lhal mother-in- law is always riglil? For shame. Krislolfcr- son and Coolidse were married Aug. 10, in Malibu, Calif., by her father, a preacher, in a Baptist ceremony. His second marriage, her first. They have been a team on and off stage for move Ihan a year, and she was expecting when they married. Baby Krislof- fcrson is due in March. Address quesllons (o Aclion I.Inc; 30, Abilene, Tcvas 79MI. Names will nol he used 1ml questions mnsl lie signed and addresses given. 1'hasc Include tel- ephone numbers If possible. Hrcckenridge and Easlland and Ballinger 21. weather with lighl- ly falling snow kept an icy grip clamped on much of the Texas Panhandle and there was a threat of the moisture edging southward as .rain in part of North Central Texas. Temperatures near dawn plunged lo I) degrees above zero at Pcrrylon, blanketed by four- inches of snow, and al Ama- rillo, where a two-inch cover lingered from the day before. Around dawn, lighl freezing drizzle and sdiue very light snow fell over portions of North Central Texas. At the same lime lighl drizzle or rain dampened areas from I h c coastal plains into Southeast Texas, and clouds spread northward across the eastern half of the stale. Skies were generally clear else- as .far north as Amavillo, where the ovcvcust disappeared and bitter winds died away. Forecasters posted a heavy snow warning coupled with pre- dictions for four inches or more into tonight for (he. western part of the Panhandle, and a heavy snow watcli for the east- ern Panhandle tonight. They re-" ported the worst of the wintry storm appeared to uc easing lo-' ward the east- on a course miss- ing much of the Panhandle. For North Central and North- cast Texas the forecasts prom- ised occasional rain tonight and Thursday, and coupled with this was a winter storm watch with a threat of possible freez- ing rain for the extreme north- west portion. It appeared possible lhal an ice storm might develop in Ihe rain belt. Temperatures at other cojd siKils near dawn included Lub- bock and Dalhart 6 degrees, Childrcss 8, Falls and Abilene 13, Midland-Odessa and Mineral Wells IS, Wink 20, San Angclo 21, Fort Worth 25, Del Kio 27, Dallas 29 and Tyler 30. Readings elsewhere, ranged into the higher Ms and 40s, with Brownsville un the south lip of the state Ihe wannest point al 40. Outside Hie areas threatened by more snow or freezing rain, there were predictions for pos- sible rain aiul rather cool weather in South Central and. Southeast Texas. Low marks by early Thurs- day were expected to be as se- vere as 8 above in (he Pan- handle and the West Texas mountains, but no worse than 34 to 38 in other sections. Gasoline Shortage Spawns Business to Pull Devices Follow the Leader, Anyone? With hundreds of. spectators bundled against sub-zero weather, ;Garth D. Gaskey takes his 21st annual New Year's Day "swim in Lake Michigan wilh Hie Polar Bear Club, which founded the local tradition 40 years ago. One oC the dozen swimmers joining Gaskey said the event is a heallh tonic, relating; "One lime Oaiih went in wilh a 102 fever and it broke the fever." (AP Wirepholo) Syrians, Israelis Clash While Negotiators Gather By THIS ASSOCIATED PRESS Syrian and Israeli forces clashed twice today in the Go- lan Heights wilh machine Rims and artillery, a Syrian military communique reported. Al Iho. same time, Israeli and Kgyplan negotiators wc-re back- in Geneva for further talks on disengagement of Iheii" forces on the Suez front. In (he Golan Heights fighting A ...it (he line gel your Sole Meungci into ihe buyers'-hondtl 15 WORDS s-> 35 3 DAYS Z, Save per wsrd ArfcJiMonoI woitli 15' each No phone oidcn in Deadline 3 pm one Israeli soldier was shol and several engineering vehicles were destroyed, the Syrian communique, said. The Syrians claimed to suffer no losses in the clashes on the norlhern and central sectors. In the first encounler, the Syrians said, they fired ma- chine guns, forced withdrawal of an Israeli patrol ami hil one soldier. The communique, broadcast by Damascus radio, said in the second clash Hie Syrian artil- lery thwarted an Israeli al twiipl to consolidate its defense positions in Ihe cenlral sector and destroyed some engineer- ing vehicles. There was no imniedialc. Is- raeli comment on Ihe clash. Israel's delegates lo the dis- engagement talks flc-w back to (icncva aboard the same El Al plane as Finnish Gen. Ensio Siilasvuo, commander of Ihe United Nations Emergency. Force, in (he Middle East. He lold newsmen he did nol know the livsl subject of today's talks or how long they were expected lo last. Israeli Maj. Gen. Mprclcchai Gin- and C'ol. Dov Sion, Ihe chief Israeli negotiators, de- clined lo make any statement. An aide at Ihe airport said they had been inslructeci lo maintain total silence on the talks. COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) The .gasoline shortage has spawned a new kind of enter- prise in Ohio. Daniel J. Furey of Columbus says he will go into business Ihis month removing emission control devices from automo- biles. "It's hard lo justify devices to decrease air pollution which burn more he said. Kurey hopes lu get Ihe com- pany, called Fuel Savers, Inc., in opcr.ifion by late January or early February. Furey, a machinical engi- neer, his r'ltoi-risy, Robert Vanllej'u. '.-S'.A hini the proce- dure is legal. Furey esllmaled .7 lo 20.per cent of a cars fuel goes lo feed emission control -.quipment, or about for e1-" :y tankful for some motorist He a well-tuned car without emission controls causes no nipre poilulion than an out-of-lr: "-ir with the lat- est antinci'.ji ,1 equipment. V'urc, lhal after miles the extra gas consumed .by emission conlrol equipment causes residue build-ups which actually negate the.effect of the controls. Furey said he will charge Iwo rates for the conversion and tune-up, S49.9S for cars wilh early pollution control systems and for the latest models. Under current federal' law, installation of emission conlrol devices is required, and manu- facturers and dealers are for- bidden to tamper with them. But Vanllcdye said he could find nothing in U.S. Environ- mental Protection Agency regu- lations prohibiting a vehicle's owner from modifying his own equipment. you want to lake it (anti- pollution equipment) otf your own car. it's perfectly legal lo do Vantfcyde said. "WMTHElf U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wealher scrvjce [Weather mop 5A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (JO-mile radius) cloudy and warmer rhrauah Thursday. Chance ol rain lonighr And Thursday. Northeasterly winds 10 la 20 mph. High reodiro today end Thursd-y in tow (as, tcn'ighl lev; 10s. Picbibili- ry ot rain 50 per cent tonight orvd 40 per cenl Thursday. tliah tow lor It hauri ending f I m 33 jrd 13. Hiah and low tome dale last year: 4? ond 31. last niqhl: sunrise lodoy: sunsel lonfght: The EPA warned, however, that sloppy conversions can re- sult in even greater wasle of gasoline for lale model cars. "This is nol a simple tech- nique, and I personally would not wanl my car modified by a mechanic not completely famil- iar wilh the design principles of Ihe emission control said Eric Stork, director of the EPA's emissions laboratory at Ann Mich. In Washington, an EPA spokesman acknowledged that Itueral regulation would not prohibit car owners from re- moving Ihe emission conlrol de- vices. However, he challenged some performance of the anlipollii- lion devices. And he said car owners who have the devices removed run the risk of pour workmanship or running afoul local regulations in some areas requiring that the devices ue installed and in working order. The EPA. spokesman said a few stales have laws prohibit- ing removal even by individual Even In states where there is..-'" no such requirement, IhC spokesman said, some localities require that factory-installed aiUiiiollulioii devices be kept in. working order for antes to pass periodic inspections required lo keep thorn on Ihe roaJ. American Family Among 39 Killed TUUIN, Italy (AP) An American family of five were among Ihe 39 persons killed in Ihe New Year's Day crash of an Italian airliner in Turin, po- lice said today. A police spokesman identified the five as Robert Anthony Hreckheimer. 50, of New York Cily; his wife Sheila, 50: their daughter Jane Margaret, 10: their son Hoberl Anthony .My and Joyce Hreckheimer, 23, wife of Robert Anthony Jr. The elder Breckheimcr, po- lice said, headed an Amer-'can company subsidiary based In Cicncva. lie and his family were (raveling back lo Geneva, where they all lived, after spending. Christmas holidays in Sicily, they added. T h e twin-engine airliner crashed in rain and fog at the Turin airport. All bodies except one were recovered within a few hours after Ihe crash. Police recov- ered the charred body of a 2- year-okl baby This raised the number or dead to 30. Four persons survived, three passengers and Ihe flifhl engineer. Police said all aboard were Italians except for the Ureckheimers. The Fokker F2S of the domes- lie Itavia airline hit a house un- der construction, crashed be- side a nearby farmhouse and burst into fla'mcs. Host of Ihe victims were trapped in i... plane, and witnesses said the intense heat of the fire kept rescue workers back. The airport lower said the pi- lot had reported no irregula- rities in the [light from Rnlogna, lo Tmin. The plane was en route from .Sardinia to Switzer- land, and many of the passen- gers were returning lo work aflcr spending the holidays with their families. Coal Greatest Energy Reserve The greatest reserve of stored energy on (he U.S. Continent is in coal three trillion tons of if: This is explored in the sixth of a series of stories on the energy shorloge on Pg. 8A. NEWS INDEX Amusemenls 6A Bridqe 4B Business Mirror.......... 4C Classified 6-10C Comics Editcriali Horoscope Hospilal Palienls Obituaries Soorls TV Loa........ Seoul Woman's News 5C 4A 9C 5A 3A 1-3C oA 6A Nixon Signs New Speed Law Ily FRANK COIIMIKR Associated Tress Writer SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) President Nixon signed into law today a measure aimed at forcing Ihe stairs lo adopt energy-saving speed limils of 55 miles per hour. Nixon also signed another major bill setting up machinery for reorganizing seven hmk- rupl iNorlheaslern railroads with federal loan guarantees ol billion 'and subsidies of more Ihan million. Under Ihe speed limil law, stales will lose all federal high- way funds unless thev adopt 55- mite limits within 60 clays. Nixon said in a statement: "I have been gratified and cncpuraged by Ihe number of slates which have already vol- untarily reduced tlieir speed limils in accordance with my cslimnlcs indicate of lhal we can save nearly barrels of fuel a day by observ- ing a nalional limit of 5S miles per hour." In another statement, Nixon sftirl he considered some of Ihe rail subsidies lo be higher than they should However, he termed Die reorganization law "an important turning point in Ihe history of America's rail- road industry" and commended Congress "for passing such re- 'sponsible legislalion." The railroad bill sets up a new United States Railway As- sociation, a nonprofit govern- ment corporation, lo borrow the billion lo sc; up a icw rail network wider a privately oper- ated Consolidated Rail Corp. The bankrupt railroads are Ihe Pcnn Central, Central of New Jersey, l.ehifih Valley, Heading, Kric Boston and Maine, and Ann Ar- bor. On Monday and Tuesday, Nixon placed a scries of phone calls lo Republicans Sens. Hugh Scotl of Pennsylvania. Rohcrl P. Griffin of Michigan. Harry Goldwaler of Arizona, William K. lirock 111 of Tennessee and .John fi. Tower of Texas. UP also called GOP Heps, .lohn ,1. Hhodes of Arizona and 1'obcri 11. Michel of Illinois. There was no word from the White House on what Nixon and Ihe Congress members dis- cussed, the While House has recognized the cuvvcnl sional vacation as a potentially critical lime of pulse-laking by Senate and House members re- garding miblic attitudes toward the President. Nixon also had Iclpphone con- ferences Tuesday wilh Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger, staff chief Alexander M. Ihiii; Jr., assistant Ronald Zicglcr arjd secretary Hose Mary Woods. On Sunday, the Western While House had announced Nixon's appointment of his wife Pal. is here, as member and temporary chairman of a new 25-member Volun- tary Service Advisory Council. An embarrassed Xieglcr with- drew the announccmcnl Tues- day, saying: "liccausc of Mrs. Nixon's greal intercsl in volunlcerisni and the new uiineil, it was hoped lhal Mrs. Nixon could serve in this posiiiun. Due to an administrative error, the an- nouncement was made before all legal and other check's were made. Under law, Mrs. Nixnn can not hold a position appoint- ed by the President." ;