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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 12, 1974, Abilene, Texas / 3 STAR FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES We SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 209 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 12, 1974-THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS .    X  ---- Associated Prest (/Pl Founder of Cisco Hospital, Dr. E.L. Graham, Dies at 83 News Take Polygraph Tests in Murder I Rehab '74 Contributors to Get Special Treat Bv ANN FLORES Reptrter-News start Writer Besides the satisfaction of knowing they are giving to a worthy cause, contributors to ‘ Rehab ‘74." fourth annual television spectacular for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center,    will    get    a    special treat. They    will    all    get their names    listed    on    a    special ‘honor    roll’    which    comedy actor Pat Buttram will take back to Arnold, the Pig of ‘ Green Acres” fame. Carol Hail believes la UfcUmg soigs, Pg. 1QA BUTTRAM. who stars in the series as Mr. Haney, is the newest in the line-up of stars performing in this year's 6*2-hour benefit originating from the Abilene Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Others in the star - studded cast include Rex Allen and Rex Allen .lr., the Men of the West, Shan Lewis, Jeannie C. Riley and the Homesteaders. Arthur Duncan. Pedro Gonzales Gonzales. Carol Hall, Wait Garrison, Bill Mack, Miss Ford Country- Sandy Langford, former Miss America Belinda Myrick and Phil Lyne. Rex Allen Sr., “Mr. Cowboy” himself, and Shari Lewis will co-host the telecast. After arriving in Abilene almost an hour late Friday because of flight fuel problems in Dallas, Buttram. Gonzales, Duncan and Allen took time out for a short press confer ence before checking into the Ramada Inn and beginning a night (rf rehearsals Md preliminary taping. “REX CAN be very persuasive.” Buttram kidded when asked why he decided to participate in this year’s show. “I don't know if I can make it back every year but I certainly think it s a good cause.” he said of the effort to raise funds for the non-profit facility for crippled children and adults. “I wish I could have brought Arnold along,” joked Buttram at a postflight press conference. “But. he's working in a sausage factory where he backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.” Before starring in “Green Acres.” Buttram placed Gene Autry's sidekick for 17 years beginning in the 4(K While he said he has no performance planned for the telecast. Buttram said he will give a talk and answer phones*. Pedro Gonzales Gonzales, aetor-comedian veteran of the four telecasts, says he comes back every year because he feels “the Rehab Center is really doing a good thing. Besides. I ve got a lot of relatives around here.” he said after arriving Friday. “I'm going to sing and dance and maybe play my musical instruments—the frying pans.” said Gonzales See REHAB. Pg. IRA. Col. 5 Out Fire One Person Hurt in 14-Hour Effort Houston Baptist U Chief: No Application From Jew HOUSTON (API — The president of Houston Baptist University said Friday he is “fighting a shadow” in an attempt to respond to a ruling by Texas Atty. Gen. John Hill Hill ruled Thursday thai HBU should not receive state tuition support money because of its alleged refusal to hire a Jewish woman applicant. Dr. William Hinton, HBI president, said his school has never refused to hire a Jew for its faculty because the application of a Jew has never reached his desk. HBU's bvlaws restrict theFor WASHINGTON (AP> - A 1971 White House investigation of news leaks turned up evidence that the military was passing unauthorized information about National Security Council proceedings to the Pentagon, sources familiar with the case said Friday. In San Clemente, Calif., a White House spokesman said news accounts of the incident were based on fragmentary information, but declined to disclose the full story. “It may be that at a later time the facts can be made public without detriment to the national interests,” the White House statement said. The investigation involved the special investigations unit called the plumbers and created to look into leaks of classified information. The White House said information on the case had. at President Nixon’s direction, been provided on a confidential basis to the Watergate special prosecutor, the chairmen of the House and Senate hiring of faculty members to Christians. “I am the only person who can recommend people for jobs at this school and no Jew has ever come to me for a job,” Hinton said. “I haven't seen the ruling. If I do receive it, I must know who the person is who says I refused to hire him or her. We have a full staff and faculty and have no openings. We run a tight ship, financially." A spokesman for the Coordinating Board, Texas Colleges and University System, which asked for the ruling, said aLeaks Armed Services Committees, and the chairman and vice chairman of the Senate Watergate committee. The statement said the administration “still considers it inappropriate for public disclosure.” It said the 1971 case in- See PENTAGON. Pg. 10A. Col 4.Four By DON FLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer ('apt. George Sutton, head of Abilene Police Department's Criminal Investigation Division, disclosed that four persons voluntarily took lie detector tests at Midland Friday in connection with the murder of Mrs. Geneva Jackson, a Madison Junior High teacher. Mrs. Jackson was found dead in her home at 3325 I complaint came from the Antidefamation League of B’nai B’rith of Houston, a Jewish organization. Sherman Harris, the league's president, said the complaint was based on an incident reported by a Houston woman who said she applied for a teaching job in the HBU English department in the spring of 1969 Harris declined to identify the woman. “She is afraid (rf getting crank calls and of embarrassment in her present job,” he said. According to her complaint. Harris said, the woman was interviewed by Calvin Hueka-bav, dean of the college of fine arts and humanities at HBU. “She said it looked as though she had the job but that she was asked about her religion.” Harris said. "W’hen she said she was a Jew. she wjj told it was the policy of the school not to hire anyone who wasn’t a Christian.” Huckabay said he w*as chairmen of the division of languages in 1969 and that he “did not remember this particular interview.” Edgemont Dec. 15. Justice of the Peace Silas Clark ruled that Mrs. Jackson’s death was “murder by stabbing, beating and drowning.” Sutton declined to identifx the four |>ersons. He added that the four “are not classified as suspects” in the case. He did say the four were ‘ persons we have talked with since beginning the investigation.”    y * ■ Military Blamed “I interview hundreds of people every year for jobs and I don't remember that we had any vacancies in 1959.” Inside Todoy South African Woman Has Sextuplets Sextuplets are born to a 25-year-old housewife in Cape Town, South Africa, and doctors give the three boys and three girls a good chance to live. Pg. 6A. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is reported optimistic he can work out on agreement with Egypt and Israel to pull their troops back frm the Suez Canal. Pg 6A. The stock market halts a five-session string of losses in whot brokers say is a natural rebound from earlier declines. Pg 7B. Amusements    SA Astrology .    IC Bridge    BC Church News .    4B Classified    .    4-100 Comics .............. 2,30 Editorials    4A Farm ............... 6,7C Markets    4,71 Obituaries ....... .    2A Oil    SB Sports    I-SC Todoy in History .    IOO TV Log ............. 9 A TV Scout ............. 8A Women's News .    2,3B Police investigators have talked with a number of students, neighbors, friends, ministers and other people about the case. He said the test results will “not be made public." “The reason we don t make the results public.” he explained. “is because they (the results) are not admissible in court.” Sutton added, “lf they aren't admissible in court, they Corp. farm in this Southeast Texas city. Only one person was slightly injured in the 14-hour effort by firemen from area cities and by specialists led by oil fire expert “Red” Adair of Houston. • “It is contained,” said Roy (Staff Phot** by Jahn Davis;    (Staff PStfa by John Cotas) PAT BUTTRAM    C    AROL HALL . . new to lineup    .    .    .    song    writer    to    be    here Dickerson. Mobil spokesman as bulldozers finished building a levee around the 400-square yard area where flames still (ould be seen coming out of six oil tanks. One tank held 20.000 barrels of crude oil and another 70,003. Three of the tanks were nearly empty, Dickerson said. The amounts in the other could not be determined. One barret contains 42 gallons of oil. Thundershowers moving into the coast helped firemen keep the other tanks in the farm cool throughout the afternoon. A .strong northerly wind also kept the fire going in the opposite direction of the other tanks, the closest of which was located aboot 50 yards away. Temperatures were in the 40s. Dickerson said there was still a possibility the fire could spread to other tanks, but said the rains were helping contain it and that firemen “were going to stay with it all night long.” By eat Iv evening a huge pall of black smoke with bright flames shining through occasionally could be seen for miles around. The fire started at 3:35 a m. when a tank was struck by lightning. Fire trucks at first were mired in the mush caused by the night r&ins and had to bt* rescued by wrecking trucks. The first fire appeared to be under control at 11:30 a.m., but the intense heat ruptured a second tank nearby and bubbling crude oil spread into the flames and throughout the area quickly creating an inferno that caught five other tanks and forced firemen to retreat. Firemen then went to work cooling the other tanks while bulldozers started building more earthen levees around the tanks already on fire. Tile oil soon overflowed the six-foot earthen) dikes surrounding each tank but did not reach the Neches ftiver which catiies ocean going ships into tile heart of this oil and petrochemical complex on the southeast tip of Texas. A Coast Guard fire boat stood by throughout the fire. A Pure Oil Co. tanker pulled back from the nearby docks shortly after the lightning bolt set the fire tank afire. CISCO iRNS i - Dr. E L. Graham, who came here 55 years ago as an oil company physician and later developed Cisco's only hospital, died Friday at the age of 83. Death came at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital named iii his honor. Dr, Graham's funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Cisco Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Robert Marsh, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. DR. GRAHAM was born Jan. 21. 1889. in McGregor. In 1915. with a diploma from the University of Texas College of Medicine' at Galveston, he went overseas and served as a surgeon with the British and Airlines' Appeal To Be Considered AUSTIN (AP) — The Texas Aeronautics Commission took under consideration Friday an appeal from Texas International Airlines in their protest against Southwest Airlines' application to serve the Rio Grande Valley. A full hearing before the commission on Southwest Airlines application is set for Feb. 26. aren’t public record." The four persons were accompanied by K B. Rocha, investigator for the district attorney's office; Sid Merchant, Texas Hanger, and Jim Nance, investigating officer. Rocha and Merchant both said Friday night they could not comment on the case Nance, who is heading the investigation of the murder, was unavailable for comment. Two other persons were ad- DR. E. L. GRAHAM . . . funeral Sunday French armies. He came back to the States (luring World War I where he .served as a surgeon. After his Army career, he came to Cisco in 1919 where the Humble Oil and Refinery Co. had built the largest oil field camp in the world. They made him company physician to 2.500 families The company built him a first aid station which he later-enlarged to the only hospital Cisco has had. On Nov. 22. 1970. a modernCase ministered lie detector tests in Midland Dec. 20 The son-in-law* of the victim. David Webb. 18. a Dyess airman, later said the two persons who took the tests were he and his wife. Laura, 17-> ear-old daughter of the school teacher. He added that the test.v were “negative'' for both of them Sutton, however, declined to confirm or deny Webb’s stalest ment.    ^ health and medical center was dedicated to him for his service to the community for the last 50 years. He is one of two charter members of the Cisco Rotary Club organized in 1921. He. had a perfect attendance for 38 years. DR. GRAHAM was a member of the Masonic Lodge and also a Shriner. He married Nova Shelton Aug. I. 1922. in Cisco. Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Gloriz Stroud of Dallas; one son. Emmett L. Graham Jr. of Abilene: two brothers. Tony of Houston and Mack of Arlington: two sisters, Mrs. Richard Dyess of Albany and Mrs. Sally Connally of Temple, and five grandchildren. Armed Bandits Rob Grocery The Red Robin Food Store, 9K1 E N loth. was robbed Friday night of an undetermined amount of cash by two black males. Del. Eugene McDowell of the Abilene Police Department said he received the police call about 7:30 p.m. He said he had no suspects in the case. The two men came into the store and pulled a pistol on the atendant. Dan Sheppard. McDowell said. While one man took Sheppard into the cooler section of the building the other emptied the cash register. McDowell said he believed the suspects left the scene in a car, but wasn't certain. No Woodtn Rifles, SAN \NIX)NIO, Tex. (AP) — Army Secretary Howard ll Callaway sass that the Army must not be forced by the energy crisis to return" to a “Worid War ll situation where we plaseci with wooden rifles.” *    ' J Helps Put REX ALLEN SR.    PEDRO    GONZALES    GONZALES , . . to host show    .    .    .    started    in    benefit ARTHUR DUNCAN . . . to dance and sing Thief Stole More Sleep Than Weather BETHANY, Okla. (AP) -Gerald H. Nichols of Tulsa had a rude awakening Friday. Someone stole his pickup camper while he was sleeping inside. He managed to leap out the rear door, elude the thief on foot over icy streets and then hitchhike to a police station to report the theft. The camper and its driver were stopped in Ardmore, Okla., 88 miles away. Police said the driver had not been charged with anything but that Nichols was on his way to Ardmore to see if he could identify the man. Nichols told police he was sleeping in the camper at his daughter's house in this Oklahoma City suburb when the vehicle began moving. He banged on the window to the cab, he said, and the driver veered sharply back and Only By JIM BARLOW Associated Press Writer PORT NECHES, Tex. (AP) — Firemen, with a bit of help from the fickle Texas weather, Friday night contained a lightning-sparked oil fire that threatened a 46-tank Mobil Oil forth across the streets in an attempt to keep him off balance. Nichols, in his 60s, managed to pull a pair of overalls over his pajamas and jumped out the camper’s back door. The thief leaped out too and chased Nichols over the icy streets for a time before running back to the camper and roaring away. ;

  • Ann Flores
  • Arthur Duncan
  • B. Rocha
  • Bill Mack
  • Carol Hall
  • Dan Sheppard
  • David Webb
  • Don Flores
  • E L. Graham
  • E. L. Graham
  • E.L. Graham
  • Emmett L. Graham Jr.
  • Eugene Mcdowell
  • Geneva Jackson
  • George Sutton
  • Gerald H. Nichols
  • Gloriz Stroud
  • Henry Kissinger
  • Howard Ll Callaway
  • Jahn Davis
  • Jim Barlow
  • Jim Nance
  • John Cotas
  • John Hill Hill
  • Pat Buttram
  • Phil Lyne
  • Rex Allen
  • Rex Allen Sr.
  • Richard Dyess
  • Sally Connally
  • Sandy Langford
  • Shan Lewis
  • Shari Lewis
  • Sid Merchant
  • Silas Clark
  • Wait Garrison
  • William Hinton

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: January 12, 1974

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