Abilene Reporter News, January 11, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 11, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS I r N0.'.208 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, FRIDAY .EVENING, JANUARY 11, PAGES IN FOUR, SECTIONS Associated Frets (IP) Sign of the Times The lasl of 280 speed limil sigjis is screened by Texas Highway De- parlmciil painter Harvey Reed. The Abilene office finished Hie painting Thursday and the signs will start going up around the 13-cpuhty district Monday, bul the speed limit will nol be enforced imtirihe'55 inile-an-hour speed limit officially goes into effect Jan. 20. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) Applying the Paint Finished Product Running for Office More Complicated But Also Easier ne A. JONES; ii Slaff 'Writer For Ihosc with a hankering to run for a county office, Ihe Texas Legislature has made it easier than ever in some ways, and more complicated than ever" in others. Making it easier is the dras- tic reduction in the amount of riling Hie 10 per cenl of .the annual salary which most incumbents liad to pay four "years ago to a flat Thai's less lhan one per cent- of Ihe salary of at least one- of Ihe offices up (or elec- tion this year. For those unable to pay the filing fee, fewer signatures are required on nominating peti- tions in order lo get. one's name on Ihe ballot. MAKING THE politicking more complicated, however, will be new requirements on reporting campaign contribu- tions. Each candidate must designate- a campaign manag- er before he accepts any con- tributions, and the manager is responsible for a detailed ac- counting. Law provides big fines and prison" terms for candidates "and managers who don't fol- low the reporting procedures.1 The first important dale candidates will be concerned with is Feb. 4. That's the dean- line, for "'filing for election with either County Democratic 'Chairman Larry Cunningham or County Republican Chair- man Paul Washburn. Due.lo a shortage of plastic binders, an assistant secretary of state said, that office has been delayed in getting elec- tion information to the county chairman and, as of Thursday, no candidates had officially 'but three of 'Taylor County's Democratic incum- bents have said that office has beon delayed in gelling elec- tion information to the county chairman and, as of Thursday, no candidates had officially filed for office. All but three of Taylor County's Democratic iucum-' bents have said they will seek reelection, however, and at least one race already is as- sured. F 0 U11 MEN have an- nounced their intentions to Hie counly superintendent of schools post being vacated by the retiring Clive Pierce. Due lo the interest in dial race, it will be dealt with in a separate story. Kor the candidates, the most importanl date will be May 4, ttic day of the first party pri- maries. Run-off elections, if any, would be on June 1, then the general election will be in November. For all but one of the offices up for grabs in 1974, Ihe re- quirements are fairly simple. Candidates must be residents of. Taylor Counly (and in the. case of county commissioner and'justice of the peace, they must be a resident nf that par- licul.ar precinct) and the-y must be at least 18 years of ago: Until lasl August, Ihe candi- dates had to be at least il.: THERE IS ONE additional requirement for Ihc office of criminal district holder of thai office must be a duly licensed attorney. Jones and Callahan County See OI'TICKS, I'g. 5A, Col. 2 By JAMES WILSON .Associated lank ex-: .middle of a large aparlme'nii., complex, V-'heavily'-.'damaging "'two' apartment buildings. Author- ities said at least- four persons were killed and nine injured. Officials said the .explosion occurred "as firemen arrived on Ihe scene to fight a fire which had- broken a tanker truck loading Ihc storage lank. Most apartment residents had been evacuated before the ex-- plosion bul authorities ex- pressed concern thiit some may have been trapped in-the build- ing by the explosion. "We've asked everyone- lo check in'wilh us because we're very concerned we'll be finding some bodies said Dus- sell Scheibel, director of public safety. The known dead included Ihree .firemen and a woman resident' of one of Ihe buildings. -Of the injured, four "were ad- milted lo hospitals, al least one of them, in critical condition. Five others were treated and released. Scheibol said firemen had just arrived "and were hooking up'ihe hoses and it .just blew up." The explosion, which oc- curred aboul a.m., sent a huge fireball into the air thai coutd be seen in downtown St. Paul, some four miles away. Scheibel said the storage lank held gallons and Ihe tanker truck had a capacity of gallons. With temperatures' al G de- grees below zero, (lames 'swept the GG-unit Bellows Court apart- ment building and spread to Ihe 33-unit Charlton Arm building, both three-story structures. Only a shell of Ihe Bellows Court building'was left intact, witnesses said. An estimated 750 Jamilies Were evacuated from 15 apart- iiic.hr buildings in in can.'.lied Cross .said "it :jyoulil Ire a.ball park guess'lp.say 750 as "a. pecautibnary meas- -families reported been Ihe danger of anolherexplosion had .apparently passed. A garage used by rpsidenfs of the buildings .was heavily dam- aged by the fire and.perhaps as many ss 50 cars'destroyed. Frank- Knodle of the Ameri- 1 Divine Redeemer' 'Memorial, Hospital, identified two .bt the dead firemen as Capt: .John Heuer, 42, and Erling Arm- strong, 48. Hcucr was Hie: No. 2 in Ihe Wesl SI.. Paul'Fjre .Department. The hospital identified anolh- er of the dead -as Mrs." Dbbie Peterson, a.-resident of- one of The i. Paul Ttamsey: Hospital, 'av said" .-'.fireman. '.Richard, :32, was also aiiiong the dead. A spokcsnian at ,lhe burn unit at St. Paul Ramsey said Nath- an Kerjjling, of Minneapolis, an employe. of Dahlen Trans-, 'port, was, listed in Crilical con- ''dilion. Jerry Bcrtsch, who lived in an apartment near the ex- plosion scene, said, "The five- Just .'aboutv. lo 'spray the .'.fire. when.the lank A-fireball at'leasl 150' feet i into -the- It looked like, an atom-bomb." Jackie Frankfurt, who'lives in an' apartment'more than a block from :said, "I was sleeping when, the-ex- plosion rocked our building! My whole just lit up. II. was all red.'I Ilioiifflit a car down in the street underneath Jiiy win- dow had exploded." Shooting Spree Leaves 5 Dead DOVER, Del. (AP) A shooting spree that. left five persons dead and three wounded was triggered by an accused heroin dealer wlio was trying lo systematically kill witnesses who could have testi- fied against him in a drug case, a Delaware slale official said loday. Authorities said the gunman killed two' possible witnesses and a woman killed his girl friend. TTiree per- sons were wounded before the gunman apparently shot him- self in the head, police said. The head wound was fatal.-. The. shooting spree ..anil- a high speed chase ranged across the slate. Police dead sus- pect as Ronald W. iloffecker, 30, Hover. Deputy Delaware Ally." Gen. Joseph A. Hurley called the murder spree a "systematic killing of witnesses." Hoffecker was arrested Dec. 18 on charges of. selling heroin. He was lo appear in court to- day for a probation violation hearing which could have end- ed in his being sent to prison for revocation of his probation for a 1S71 drug conviction. Hurley said two of the dead had been scheduled to be wil- 'iicssRS against Hoffecker in an upcoming drug case, and lhal only hours before the killings Koffeckor had purchased a box of handgun ammunition. "He knew everybody he said state police spokes-- man Angelo T. (Jilrp.. The shootings began when Hoffecker went 'to'.the Dover home of Cflcn Chehiielewski. Police said Hoffecker opened fire, injuring Chemiolewski and killing John P.ippas, 29, of Wyoming, Del., and Shirley F. Ehrlichman Offer Reported LOS ANGKLES (AP) The Los Angeles Times Says a deal offered by Walergale prosecu- tor Leon Jaworski in return for cooperation in Watergate- related prosecutions has been neither accepted nor rejected by John D. Ehrlicliman. The Times says Ihe. deal in- cluded Ihc opportunity for Elirliehnian to plead guilty to one felony count in exchange for the former presidential ad- viser's cooperation in the prosecution of other Waler- gale figures. In a story in today's edi- tions, the Times quoted an un- identficd source as saying Ja- worski's offer was the same as one extended to and reject- ed by former Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell. The Times said it was not clear whether the offer was. extended in connection with the Watergate coverup or the break-in al the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Ells- berg was Ihe central figure in of Events Delayed Gaskets By EI.I.IE HUCKER Q. We hough! a refrigerator from a leading local store. I.iisl AugitsI, we. called Ihcin out lo have (lie door gaskets replaced. I've railed Ihc slorc three or four limes since bill they've never called us or conic out (o replace the old gaskels. The refrigerator runs more because Ihc doors aren't filling liglil enough. Shouldn't they service wbal Ihey sell? A. Hopefully, you'll have your new gas- tets and your refrigerator in proper work- ng order by. ihe lime you read this. The itore that sold you Ihe refrigerator 10 years igo doesn't carry lhat brand any more and lasnT for several years. Then loo, Ibc dis: ribulor in -Dallas declared bankruptcy iwlillc back, changed hands a couple limes, .hits mnklng It difficult lo obtain parts. Your ,'askets were ordered Aug. 20 hut Ihc dis- never came Itiroiigh with Ihe order. II look some doing, but the store mamigcr finally located Ihc parts through a dealer In Dnllns. When you have a service problem like this, sometimes a call lo the store manager will get quick action. Q. Docs anyone have the real Iiof Mexican sauce recipe Ihnl contains lo- maln amf hnl'iirupcr like Mack TCplcn's STVCS with Mexican fooil? A. Since you 1'ke Eplcn's hot sauce, that's Ihe recipe we got for yon broken down into mnnnicable proportions by Home F.connmisl Marlhe Flarmon. Chop loselhcr one pound jalapeno peppers, one pound on- ions; four cups canned lomalocs. Biencl in a 7 oz. can of loma.lo paste and lable- spoons salt. Mrs. Ifarmon varied tlir. recipe slightly since some of the ingredients in Eplen's hot sauce arc commercial products. This makes about Iwo quarts, enough-to keep you in hoi sauce for weeks so either give some to your-ncifilibor or cul the recipe This doesn't contain a preservative so under refrigeration it will hold up about a week. I've hccn looking for a tennis bull milrliInc Hint's chcnp hill would last me a long lime. I'm iipiiarcnlly not looking In Ihe rlghl places. Any-suggestions? A. No Icnnis ball machines are whal you would call cheap unless you consider 5-100 is cheap! A used machine may be your best bet. Joe Williams al the tennis center sug- gests a subscription to Tennis Industry. 14865 NK Glh Avc., North Miami, Florida 331PI. This publication has an ad section where you'll probably find vour used machine, bul hurry, Williams is looking for a couple of used ones, loo, and he might beat you lo Ihe draw. Incidentally, Williams has heard of n new machine on the market for Tennis Industry may give yon clues as to where to find it. When are the Carpenters coming (o Abilene again? I didn't gel lo see them lasl (line and now T feel cheated. If they come, would U be possible for me (ft mccl n e in? You've always come Ihroujjli for everybody else, what nhouf me? A.You're Ihc.third one this week ti< ask aboul Ihc Carpenters. Maybe you all know something we don't. They were here in '71, again in but nobody is holding any dates i for them this year in Abilene. Maybe '75? We'll keep your Idler on file and if they come hack you'll be Ihc first to mccl them. 197S is a long ways off, would you mind calling lo remind us if and when they do return? Q. Why and when did Ihc .Iniiiuiese government print 100 peso notes? A. The peso is the unit of monetary ex- change used in the Philippines. When the Japanese took over the Philippines in World War II, they printed Ihcir own money, using Ihe peso the Filipinos were accustomed to. says Coin Dealer Buz Sawyer. The Filipinos also have a one peso silver coin similar to our silver dollar, but most of the silver pesos you see now arc in poor condition, eroded by sail water. When it began lo look as if a Japanese take-over was imminent, the Philippine government dumped most of its coins in the ocean to keep them away from Hie Japanese. Address questions lo Action i.hif, liov 30, Abilene, Texas 79654. Names will uol he used but questions must be signed and addresses given, ['lease Include tel- ephone numbers If possible. Ihe Pentagon papers IrinL Khrlidunan under- indict- mcnl for burglary, conspiracy and perjury in connection with Ihc September 1971 break-in at Ihe office of Dr. Louis Field- ing. He has not been charged in connection with Ihe .Water- gale investigation. John J. Wilson, Ehrlich- man's chief Washington'attor- ney, said Ehrlichniau and Ja- worski met for 65 minutes Thursday, but he "declined to discuss whal they talked about. He said no furl her meetings liad been scheduled between the pair Ihem out, however. It's a moving Burlesdn Help. Much Requested From i .tjurti victim's, .-to numismatists, just.- pbpOf- asks ;foV .the j of their-'congressman. U.-S. Rep. Orpcir Burleson of Ap- son some of fhe unusual requests he re-! ceives from constituents in- a story on Pq. 1 B. ArriUscmenis 6B. Business 'Mirror.......... 8B Bridge 8B Classified...... -'1-7D Comics 7B Editorials 4A Horosccec 7D -Hospital Polienli 8D Obiluories 4B.6C Snarls I-3C Travel News 7C To Your Good Health......70 TV Loa.................8C TV Scovil RC Women's Ifaggerly, 3J, of Dover. Police sajd he drove' to" anoth- er Dover' home where he took Jlrs. Richard Katcher, 25, as V hostage, and then drove south lo Caiiulen, Del., where he. killed Mark. Lovelace and Pappas had been scheduled Id appear "as witnesses against Hpffeckcr, Hurley .said. Hoffecker's car ...was sootled by slate police near. Middle- town, and he was pursued by police until his car skidded out of control and into-a field.-. Delaware stale trooper Billy liecp was shot-in the shoulder during the chase and was wounded slightly. Police said lirs.. Katcher told them Iloff- ecker had "shot her bara. 10t. The Johnson woman) found in Ihe car used by Holfeckcr, was identified by. police as lloffeckcr's girl friend. Bul they said they did not know when she joined Hoff- ecker in the incident. Mrs. Katcher was listed In fair condition. Warm Air May Induce Sunshine A sight many Abilenians haven't seen for some lime, -sun- shine, nniy be in store this forecasters al the N'a- ''tional. Weather service reported Friday, morning.- A shal.low -layer.' of cold air that; hiis; blanketed" riins.tor Tox- as is slow- ly being replaceej.Jbiy a'-soulhcrly (low pT.warni.'- moisf ,-sri'K Fore- -'JO'Hiiyitji'l -said the waVfjijair s'houjd.-drjfl.'down and laie.r reacti- .ingvthe" surface 611 Saturday. Nevertheless, ;i cold night is still .iii Ihe forecast, but Saturday miy nol- be far away. WE1THER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE ,Noiionai (Weoihtr Mop. Pi- ID) ABILENE AMD VICINITY rr DecreJilfVi a warmer to porlly clonly tonlghl 'and Soturdoy, windi al 5 lo rnph becorninq At i lo IS nigh lanighl. Hiflh lit Ihe upper Ki today. .Low In upper 10i Ionia hi. High nftir M on Solurdfly, b qh nrd lov lor 74 houri fivliT'i t a.m 31 ond J4 Miqh nna lavv iomt ytat; fk and, 7. Sunirl Inil night: 6: 51 j iUfifin lodav: iumn lonighl: ;