Abilene Reporter News, January 12, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

January 12, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 12, 1974, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES We SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD .YEAR; .NO. '209 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE; TEX., 79004, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS At social til Press (ffj Thief Stole More Than BETHANY, Okla. (AP) Police said the across the streets in an Gerald 11. Nichols of not charged to keep him off bal- had a rude awakening but that Nichols was a ncp 'Someone stole his. his way to Ardmore to while he was he could identify the in his 60s, managed told police he to pull a pair of overalls over He managed to leap out 'in .the 'camper: at pajamas and jumped out rear elude the thief house in this camper's back door. The foot over icy streets 'and City suburb' when -leaped out too and hitchhike to a police station began Nichols over the icy report' the theft.' The banged on the window for a lime before run- "and its'.'driver were 'stopped in cub, he said, arid the back to the "camper and Avdhidre, Okla., 88 veeied slwipl) hack away. Weather Helps Put Out Fire Only One Person Hurt in 14-Hour Effort By JIM li.VULOW Associated 1'rcss Writer PORT NECHES..--TCX. IAPI Firemen, with -a bit' of help from .the fickle Texas 'weather, Friday night contained a light- ning-sparked' oil thieatened'a 46-tank Mobil Oil Corp. farm in Ihis 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 ex- "Ued'' Adair of Houston. "It is said Dickerson, Mobil spokesman as bulldozers finished building a levee around llic 400-square yard area where flames still (Otilil be seen coming out of six oil tanks..One tank held 20.GOG barrels ot crude oil anil another. Three'of.the tanks were RKX ALLEN SR. fo host sliow- I1EDRO.GONZALES started in benefit ARTHUR DUNCAN to dance and sing (Staff ?ho1oi bv John Divitl PAT 1UJTTRAM. new to lineup (Stolf fhola hy.John Coles] CAROL HALL song writer to he here Rehab 74 Contributors to By. ANN FLORES Meportejr-Ntvjs ..Staff Vriter Besides' the satisfaclio'ii of knowing they are giving to a worthy .cause, contributors lo ''Rehab fourth annual television spectacular for the West -Texas Rehabilitation Center, will get a special treat. They will all. get Iheir names listed on a special ''honor .roll' which comedy, a'clor Hat BuUram. will lake back to .Arnold, the Pig of "Green Acres" fame.- Arthur- Duncan, Pedro Gon- zales v Gbnzales. Carol "Hall, BUrrKAM, who stars in the series as Jhv'Hariey, is the newest in the- line-up of stars performing iirthis year's 6'.5- hour benefit originating from the Abilene Civic Center ai p.m. Salurday. Others in the star studded cast include Hex Allen and Rex Allen Jr., -the Men of the Lewis, Jcamiie C. Hiley and the Homesteaders, -Miss .Country Sandy Langfpid, former Miss Ameri- ca Belinda Myrick .and Phil Lyne. "ilex Allen Sr., "Mi-. Cow- boy" himself, and Shari'l-cwis will co-host the telecast. -Afler arriving in Abilene al- most an hour late Friday be: -cause of flight- fuel ''problems in Dallas, -Buttram, Gonzales, Duncan and Allen took time out for a short press conter- -ciice before checking into the 'Ramadjrlhri and beginning a. limin'ary taping. "KEX CAN be very persua-" v Bultram kidded when asked why he decided to par- ticipate in (his year's show. "I, don't know if make it back every year but 1 'certain- ly'think it's a good; he said of Ihe effort to raise funds for the non-profit facili- ty for crippled children and adults. ''I wish 1 could have brought Arnold joked L-Buttrani.-at a'ppstflight press -conference. "But, he's ing in a sausage factory where he backed into (he meal grind- er and got a-little behind in his work." Before- slairing in "Green Bultram played Gene Autry's sidekick for 17 years beginning in the 40s. While he said he has no per- formance planned for the tele-, cast, Bultram said he will give a talk and answer "phones. Pedro Gonzales, the four.tclecasts.fsays he comes back every year because he feels Rehab Cenlev; is really ddiiig a good tiling, Re- sides.1. I've got a 161 of rela- lives around he said afler arriving Friday. "I'm going to sing and 'dance and maybe my musical, frying said See KKHAK, 1'g. IDA. Col. 5 nearly empty, Dickerson said. The amounts' in the other could not be determined. One barrel contains 42 gallons of oil. Thundefshoweis moving into the coast helped firemen keep 'the other tanks in the farm cool throughout the. afternoon. A strong northerly wind also kepi v the .fire going in. (he opposite di- other tanks, the closest of which was located abqut 50 yards away. Tempera- in.the :40s. Dickcrsori said there was slill a possibility Ihe fire could spread to other tanks, but said Ihe rains were helping contain it and that firemen "were going to stay with it-all night P.y eaily evening a huge pall- of black with bright flames., occa- sionally could be seen for miles. around; The'fire started at a.m.: when a tank was struck by lightning. Fire trucks at first were mired injhe mush caused by the night rains and had to be rescued by wrecking trucks. The first fire appeared to be under control at a.m., bul- the intense heat ruptured a-sec- omi'tank nearby and bubbling crude oil spread into Ihe flames 'and throughout the area quickly creating an inferno 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. .The' oil: soon overflowed -th.t. sixrfool eartnern dikes sii'r- "rounding: each -tank but did riot' reach the Neches River which canies ocean going ships into tlio heart of this oil and .pet- rochemical complex on the southeast tip of Texas. A Coast Guard fire boat, stood by -throughout the fire. A Pine Oil Co. tanker pulled back from the nearby docks shortly after the lightning bolt set the fire tank afire. Houston Baptist U Chief: No Application From Jew pres- ident of Houston Baptist University said Friday he is a shadow" in an al- tempt to respond to a ruling by Texas Atty. Gen. John Hill. Hill ruled Thursday that HBU should not receive stale tuition 'support money because of Us alleged refusal lo hire a Jewish woman applicant. Dr. .William Ilinton, HBU president, said his school has never refused, to hire a.Jew for its facility because the ap- plication of a Jew has never reached his desk. HBU's bvlaws rcslricl Ihe hiring of faculty members to Christians. "I am the only person who can recommend people for jobs at (his school and no Jew lias ever come to me for a Hinton said. "I haven't seen the ruling. If 1 do receive ii, 1 must know who the per- son is who says I refused to hire him or her. We have a full staff and faculty and have no openings. AVe run a tighl ship, financially." A spokesman for the Coordi- nating Board, Texas Colleges and'University System, which asked for Ihe ruling, said a Military Blamed For News Leaks WASHINGTON (AP) A 1971 While House investigation of news leaks turned up evi- dence that the military was passing unauthorized informa- tion about National Security Council proceedings to Ihe Pentagon, sources familiar with the case said Friday. In San Clcmcnte, Calif., a White House spokesman said news accounts of the incident were based on fragmentary in- formation, but declined lo dis- close the full story. "It may be that at a later time the facts can be made public without detriment to the national Ihe V'hite House statement said. The investigation involved the special investigations unit called the plumbers and creat- ed to look into leaks ot classi- fied information. The White House said infor- mation on the case had, at President Nixon's direction, been provided on a confiden- tial basis to the Walcrgale. special prosecutor, llic chair- men of Ihe House and Armed Services Committees, and the chairman and vice chairman of Ihe Senate Water- gate committee. The statement said the ad- ministration "still considers il inappropriate for public dis- closure." 11 said the 1971 case in- See 1'KNTAGOX. Pg. 10A. Col I. complaint came from the Anti- defamation League of B'nai B'rith of Houslon, a Jewish organization. S h c r m a n Harris, the league's president, said Ihe complaint was based on an in- cident reported by a Houston woman who said she applied for a teaching job in Ihe HKU English department in. the spring-of 1969. Harris declined to identify the woman. ''She is afraid of getting crank calls and of embarrass- ment in her present he said. According lo her complaint, Harris said, the'woman was interviewed by Calvin Hucka- -.bay, dean of Ihe college of fine arls and humanities at HBU. "She said it looked as (hough she had Ihe job but thai she was asked aboiii her religion." Harris said. ''When she said she was a Jew, she told it was the policy of Ihe school not lo hire anyone who wasn't a Christian." Huckabay said he was chair- ivcn of the division of Ian- ,guages in 1969 and thai he "did not remember this par- interview.'1 "I interview hundreds of people every year for jobs and I don't remember thai we had anv vacancies in 19o9." inside Todoy South African Woman Has Sextuplets Sextuplets are born to a -25- year-old housewife in Cape Town, Soulh Africa, ond doctors 'give the three boys and three girls a good chance to live. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is reported op- timistic he can work out on agreement with Egypt and Israel to pull their troops back frm the Su- ez Conal. Pg. 6A. The stock market holts a five-session string of los- ses in what brokers say is a natural rebound from earlier declines. Pg. 7B. Amuicmcnll 8A Astrology 8C Bridge 8C Ntwi 4-10D' Comic, I.3D Editorials 4A Form Morkcti Orjituartt! 2A Oil SB Sporli 1-5C Todoy in History I CD TV log 9A TV Scout 8A Womtn'j Ncwi Founder of Cisco Dr, E.L Graham, at 83 CISCO IRNSl Dr. E.L. Graham, who came, here 5o years ago as an oil company physician and later developed Cisco's only hospital, died Fri- day at the age of 83. Death came at p.m. in Ihe hospital named in his hon- or. Dr.- Graham's funeral will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Cisco Funeral Home Chapel.- The liev. -Robert pastor of the Presbyterian Church, will officiale. Burial will be in the Oakwood Ceme- tery. DR. GRAHAM was born Jan. 21, 1889. in McGregor. In 1015, wilh a diploma from Ihe 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 (API The Texas Aeronautics Commission look under consideration Friday an appeal from Texas Inleina- tiohal Airlines in their urolesl against Soulhtvcsl Airlines' ap- plication lo serve Ihe Rii> Grande Valley. A full hearing before Ihe commission on Southwest Air- lines application is set for Feb. 26. nil. GRAHAM .funeral Sunday French armies. He came- back lo the Stales diirini; World War I where he .served as a surgeon. Afler hi's Army carver, he came to Cisco in 1919 where the. Humble Oil and Refinery Co. had built the largest oil field camp in Ihe world. They made him company physician to 2.500 families. The company built him a first aid slatinn which he later enlarged lo Ihe only hospital Cisco has had. On Nov. 1970. a-modern Four Take Polygraph Tests in Murder Case ByDOXKLORES Reporter-News Siaff Writer Capl. Ucorge Sulton, head of Abilene Police Department's Criminal Investigation Divi- sion, disclosed lhal four per- sons voluntarily took lie detec- tor tests at Midland Friday in connection wilh Ihe murder of Mrs. Geneva Jackson, a Madi- son Junior High leachcr. Mrs: Jackson was found dead in her home al. 33237 I Kdgcmont Dec. 15. Justice of the Peace Silas Clark ruicd that Mrs. Jackson's death "murder by slabbing, teaiing and drowning." Sullon declined to identify the four jrorsnns. He added that Ihe four "are not classi- fied as suspects" in the case. He did say the four were "persons we "have talked with since beginning the investiga- lion." 1'olice investigators have talked wilh a number of stu- dents, neighbors, friends, min- isters and other people aboul ihc case. He said the lest results will "nol be made public." "The reason we don't make Ihe results he ex- plained, "is because Ihcy (the results] are nol admissible in couri." Sutlon added, "If they aren't 'admissible in com I, Ihey aren't public record." The four persons were ac- companied by F.li. Rocha, in- vestigator for Ihe district at- torney's oflico: Kid Merchant, Texas Ranger, and Jim Nance, investigating officer. Hocha and Merchant both said Friday night they could nol comment on llic case, Nance, who is heading the in- vestigation of .the murder, was unavailable for comment. Two other persons were ad- ministered lie detector tests in Midland Dec. 20. The son-in- law of the victim. David Webb. 18. a TKess laler said the two persons who took the tests were he and his wife. Laura, daughter of the school teach- er. He added lhal (he tests were "negative'1 for both of them. Sutlon. however, declined to confirm or deny Webb's stale- health and medical center was dedicated to him for his serv- ice to the community for the last 50 years. He is one of two charter members of the Cisco Rotary Club organized in 1521. He had a perfect attendance for 3S years. DK. CKMIAM was a mem- ber of the Masonic Lodge and also a Khriner. He married Nova Shelton Aug. 1, 1922, in Cisco. Survivors include his wife; one .Mrs. Gloria Slroud of Dallas; one son, EmmeJt L. Graham Jr. of Ab- ilene: Iwo brothers, Tony of Houslon and Mack of Arling- ton; two sisiers, Mrs. Richard Dycss of Albany and Mrs. Sally Connally of Temple, and five grandchildren. Armed Bandits Rob Grocery The lied Kobin Food Store, E.X. lOlh, was robbed Fri- day night of an undetermined amonnl of cash by two black males. Del. Eugene McDowell of the Abilene Police Department said he received the (wlicp call aboul p.m. He said ho had no suspects-in the case. The Iwo men came inlo store and pulled a pislol oil Iho alcndant. Dan Shenpard, McDowell said. While one man look Sheppard inlo the cooler section of the building the olher emptied Ihe cash register. McDowell said he lielievcd Iho suspects left the scene in a car, bin wasn't certain. No Wooden .Rifles, ANTOMO, Tex. (AP) Army Secretary Howard 11. Callaway says that Ihe Army must not be forced by -the energy crisis to return to a "World War II situation we played wilh wooden ri- fles." ,i ;