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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 215 PHONE .673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 7SB04, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 18. 1974 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated t'rcsi (IP) JUNIOIl RODKO- RIDKltSTHVK BULL prepares for Imll riding event Rider Not Throwing Bull About Future By JOIi DACY II Heporlcr-News Staff Writer Some sludents don't know wnat.lh'ey want lo do alley they get through with school, bul Steye Bell knows. He wants to be'a professional a professional bull rider. Bell, 16, son of Mrs. Erma Bell o( 1509 Woodard, said he has been competing in rodeos since he was a 7-year-old -cow- boy in Lincoln, Tex. The Copper High School slu- dent said hjs ambition 'is to win championship hull riding evenls the country. He will- be able, .he" to win for; one S-secqnd ritle at 200 annual events. BEfX, A MKMBER of the ,lu- .nior Rodeo Club, rode a 400- pound bull Thursday nighl in a ride which pointed up the occu- pational hazards of the venture. "I got trampled, last Bell. said. 'The bull doubled back on me." Bell said lie was uninjured in the incident except for the hoof mark on his tack. When does he ride? "Every, chance I he said. And why? "I I.IKE THE fear of il, hav- ing the chance thai- Ihe bull .might turn on he said. "I can't wait to gel off, but I enjoy Hell said Ihe best, kind of bull is "a spinner or a siraighl buck- cr. They give you more points." In fact, the wilder the bull the more points the rider gets, Bell indicated if he slays on. Not all of the bulls ne rides are like Ihe "small" one Thurs- day night, which "came up lo my Bell said. "Usually I hey're over, my he said. Some o! Ihem weigh in al pounds or more. And, Ihey come in all dif- ferent kinds of temperament, Bell said. "Some Iry lo kill he added. PREPARATION for such dan- gers may seem small. Bell said he lies down his spurs, resins up bis rope to make il sticky and then hops on, hoping he slays on for the re- quired eiglil seconds. Bell said he plans lo finish high school but he doubts'if he will go to college. To be a pro- fessional bull rider he mu'sl be at least 20 years old and make al leasl riding bulls, he said.. But the four years he has be- fore he tiirns 20 will give him time to practice. The Abilene Junior Rodeo will continue Ihrough Saturday with oilier performances al 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and al 1 p.m. Saturday in Taylor County Coliseum. New Gaps WASHINGTON1 (AP) An assistant special prosecutor asked a House lawyer to- day about new gaps found in recordings of .President Nixon's recollections of two Watergate conversations. Assistant! prosecutor Richard Ben-Vcniste asked While House lawyer J. Fred Buzhardl if he was aware, that a cassette recording- of Hie- President's re- collection of a March -21 meet- ing with John W. Dean III end- ed in mid-sentence. objections from While House lawyer James D. St. daily Ben-Veniste-agreed lo re- fer to it as "an incomplcle sen- tence-" Buzhardt replied that he was aware and that it was not un- usual for such dictation lo in- clude" incomplete sentences. Then Hen-Venisle asked him it he recalled the dictation licit of presidential recollections of a June 20 lelephone conversa- libn with John Mitchell, a call thai was not recorded on Ihe White House taping system. The presidential recollection on that tell was only 23 sec- onds long, court documents show. Ben Veniste then asked Buz- hardt, "Can you explain why the dictation bell picks up in Ihe middle of a sentence" after 38 second pause following Nixon's description of the Milch- ell call. "I was not -aware that il Huzhardl replied. The disclosures came on the final day of federal court hear- ings inlo what might have caused the gap in one of Ihe subpoenaed tapes of While House conversations' dealing with-Watergate. U.S. District .Judge.John J. Sirica announced he intended to complete' taking testimony to- day even if it requires an eve- ning session. Buzhardt was recalled to tes- tify ahoul the index and analysis of [he tapes, diclauclls and cassettes turned over to the'court in Noveniber. While House lawyers were to gel a chance'later in the day lo -ask six technical experts about their report-thai-the ute gap in a subpoenaed lape could not have been caused by a single, accidenlal acl. The experts return today to the federal court where they re- ported Tuesday about their ex- fumnaliqn of. the tape. They said then that someone had pushed the record bulton on a lape machine at leasl five and possibly as nine limes within Die obliterated seginenl. They also- reported thai Ihe Agnew May Get Profit on Sale Of Home Improved by Taxes By LEE BYP.D Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Spi- re .T. Agnew.has put.his sub- urban house up for sale, ask- ing niore than he paid for-il. Apparently, the boosted price lag is based on improve- ments made at tlie taxpayers' expense while he was vice president. The Bethesda, Md., resi- dence, a 12-room ficldstone colonial which Agnew pur- chased for SISD.QOO less than a December Guzzling Spirited in Texas Reporter-News Austin Bureau slate offi- cials may have sagging spirits over losl-.Revenue [rom line taxes, because of the energy crisis and all, but Ihe revenue from spirits sure is going up. "During (lie month of Deceni- fewer 'and fewer mo- lorisls filled their tanks with gasoline, more and more tanked up on another distil- late, with'Ihe slate guzzling in the difference. THE TEXAS Alcoholic Bev- erage Commission r c p or I s that revenues from alcohol were up by more than million in December 187.1, compared with December Base Weapons Case Underway Preliminary proceedings be- gan Friday morning at Dyess AFB in the special of Airman Mark W. I.ipinski, 18, on charges of "violation of a lawful general regulation." I.ipinski. of the 774lh Tactical Arilifl Squadron, allegedly had several itenis of firearms, am- munition and explosives in his barracks room when il was searched Jan. 9 hy air uolice- m en. FOUND IN THE room were a .45-caliber pistol wilh 25 rounds of ammunition, a 30-30 caliber carbine wilh three rounds of ammunition, a 16-gauge shotgun wilh 24 shells, 33 sticks of dyna- mite, four blasting caps and an antique cap-and-ball pistol. Lipihski's roommate, Airman Mark will be tried by conrt-marlial convening .Thursday at Dyess. Military judge in the Iilpin.sk! case is Col. Edgar I.. Mcllugh of Ihe Randolph AFB, Tex., Trail Judiciary Branch. Capl. Antonio Alvarado is prosecuting, and Capt. If. Bryce Parker III is defending f.ipinski. 1972, with Ihe ABC collecting a lolal of Along Ihe border, just-over was collecled'in liquor laxes in December. And, Ihe auditing division made. 467 inspections, wilh 236 audits, 'resulting in'c-o 11 e c o n of in (axes and fees from mixed beverage accounts and private clubs. The enforcement division re- ported Ihe issuance of 329 warnings, 109 'cases filed and inspections of licensed premises throughout Ihe stale. NEWS INDEX Amusements 6B Business Mirror 12A. Bridge..................MA Classified 4- IOC Comics................. 7B Fdilorialj -4A Horoscope............... SB Hospilol Palienls 8A Obituaries A. Spcrls I-3C.I1C To Your Good Health......9A Travel News............4.5B TV Log 6B TV Scant 6B Women's News 2.3B year ago, is being offered for through a Washinglon real estate firm. Before the Agiiews inoved in last June, the' government spenl on "security" features lor Ihe home of Ihe nation's second family-. Agneu" resigned in Oclobcr. Those improvements includ- ed a brick and red- wood fence, a drive- way, about worlh o( new, bullel-resislaiit windows, an added bathroom, in the .upgraded lighling and air conditioning, a smoke detection system aiid dozens of other ilcm.s. Hich Vawler, a spokesman for (he General Services Ad- minislralion, said Tuesday Ihe GSA will attempt lo "retrieve anything that is economically retrievable, and but that mosl of the improve- ments would .stand. Vawter said Agnew "is hot required by law to reimburse the federal government for any expenditures on the prop- he "4 large part of the government's expenditure was for labor. To go. in and retrieve something would involve more labor." Vawter indicated, that the Hems Hie government re- moves will be pretly much limited to gear used by the Secret Service agents who still are guarding the former vice president. Even some of that such as underground.cables which connect monitoring de- vices on the perimeter of 1lie house will remain. One prospective buyer was John T. Smith, Ihe newly ar- rived commercial Ihe Australian embassy. Smith and his wife, accompanied by Agnew's real estate agent, Pe- ter Burr, loured the house while the family was away Wednesday. A spokesman for tlie embas- sy said they decided against the purchase Thursday. Agnew, who continues to oc- cupy a governmenl. office while sorting his vice presi- dential papers, 'could-nol be reached for comment. A staf- fer lold a newsman that "we have absolutely nothing lo say on that." lleporls that Agnew was about lo leave Ihe house have circulated for some time. Some persons believe lie will move to California, a state has long favored as a vacation spot, and where he now has a job as consultant tor an inter- national marketing operation. Uhcr 5000 recorder, purchased by the Secret Service on Oct .1 and used lhal day by Hose Mary Woods .to listen to Ihe tape, "almost surely" was the one used lo produce the gap. Miss Woods teslificd lhal she accidentally -pushed the record .button and thai she thought she caused al least part of tlie gap. Hii't Ihe cxpcris' said'toe ac- lion she described could nol. have .left the'marks'they found ..of a June 20, 1972, the Presi- dent and. then: While House chief of staff IL R. llaldeman. prosecutor Richard Ben-.Veriisle raised questions Thursday aboul Ihe reliability of Secrel Service records of who had which tapes and when. He showed Raymond C. Zum- a Secret Service tech- nician, a list Zuinwalt had com- piled of when certain tapes were checked oul. He pointed lo an entry showing lapes had been given lo Stephen B. Bull, a presidential aide, on July 10. Bull .subsequently gave Ihose lapes to llaldeman. Bcn-Veniste then pointed lo an entry showing HIE lapes had been returned, on July 12, and asked Zumwall, "Would you show us where you have menlation for lhal Finally, Zniwall replied, '.'I probably just remembered il, lhal .would be my guess." 'Spring' to Flee From Southbound Cold Front Old Man Winter may return to Abilene by Sunday, forecasters al Ihe'National Weather Service said..'Friday! His counterpart, :'ihe current spring-like wealher, is even now packing lier bugs for Ihe trip back lo March. "II can't ;iasl. said forecaster Jerry O'Bryanf. He said a new cold fro.nl now build- ing on Ihe northern plains of North and .South Dakota may come through (he Abilene area as early as Sunday. KXCKI'T FOll A 20 per cenl chance of rain. Ihe weather should remain pleasant at leasl through S a I u r d a y, O'Bryant said. -We've got a (rough (a line of slightly lower pressure) lhal is trying lo turn into a little fronl lo the north w K s t of O'Bryant said. Although the air behind Ihe Iron! is not very'cold, O'Bryant said it could start showers as it .passes through this afternoon. The tqrecastoivsaifrshowers are scattered' near Midland and Big Spring. .Temperatures will still reach inlo the GOs Friday and Satur- day, hm this week's "springy" visilor has already given nolice she's leaving. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nclional Weather Service (Weather Map, Pg. IAJ ABILENE AND VJCINITY radius) Parity cloudv lo a slight chance of showers lodiy. Partly cloudy lonighl. Clear IP partly cloudy on Saturday, Not- quile as warm loday and lo night. High loday in upper Uh. Low lonight m upper JOs. High Saturday In lower Probability at precipitation 30 per cenl lodiy Southerly winds at 5 to IS meh, becoming Vieslcrly and norlh- weslerJy ailernnon. High and low for 24 hours ending 9 a.m.: W And 51, High and lov; same dole lobl year: nd 3J. Sunsel la si nighl: today sunsel tonighl: Dean Martin Jr. Nabbed for Guns WASHINGTON. (AP) Dean Murlin Jr., 22-year-old son o! aclor-singer Dean Marlin, has been arresled and charged wilh illegal possession of firearms, federal officials said today. A spokesman for the Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Bureau of Hie Department of Ihe Treas- ury said Marlin was arrested Thursday at his home in Bever- ly Hills, Calif. Marlin was scheduled for ar- raignment later loday in Los Angeles, the bureau spokesman said. The spokesman said five ma- chine guns, a .SOniiii cannon and a supply of ammunition were confiscated at Martin's house. The bureau spokesman said the machine guns included an M2 carbine, a Itrilish Steii gun, a Thompson .45 caliber subma- chine gun and two Belgian machine guns. The bureau spokesman .said an undercover agenl purchased an MI6 rifle and a iS'orlh Ko- rean-made AK47 semiautomatic weapon from Marlin lor on Wednesday. }Ic said agents ve- lurncd lo Martin's house Thurs- day- with a search warrant and made .the arrcsl and con- fiscated Ihe weapons. The bureau spokesman in Washington said Martin was charged wilh unlawful posses- sion of a machine gun. Marlin, a prcmedical sludcnl at the University of California al Los Angeles, is married lo aclress Olivia Ilussey. Young Marlin gained lame as an entertainer in Ihe mid-lMOs as a member of the Dino, .Desi and Billy recording group, in whic.h' he was partnered with Ihe son of actress Lucille Hall and Desi Arnaz. Kfforts lo reach his father, who is in Tucson, Ariz., for Ihe Dean Martin-Tucson Open Golf Tourney, were unsuccessful. Federal officials'said the ar- rest culminated a' manlh-long invcsligalinn headed by U.S. Attorney William Keller and Sieve Morrissey, special in charge of Hie Los Angi-les of- fice of Ihe federal Alcohol, To- bacco and Firearms liureaii. A veil of secrecy was main- tained until curly today after the arrest Thursday, afternoon. Federal officials limiled Iheir initial comment lo: "Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has made a significant seizure; of firearms. It significant be- cause of tlie unusual nature of the defendant." Assl. U.S. Allorney Hob Per- ry, questioned aboul the arrcsl, initially declined to make an identification, saying, "ATF.'is under instructions lo keep the lid on this. We expect there will be an arraignment tomorrow I Friday i which will be x major news story." Federal officials said a fur- ther investigation was under way lo dclcrmine how the en- tertainer was able to obtain the weapons he is alleged to have possessed. Lawyer Percentage Higher in Senate By EU.IE BUCKER Q. What per of the Texas Slate House of Representatives and Stale Sen- ale are altorncys? A, 71 per cenl of the senators and aboul 46 per cenl of Ihe representatives are attor- neys. Or to say it another way, 22 oul'of 31. senators; 70 out of HO representatives are attorneys; There's one House vacancy from Dallas right now with a runoff -scheduled Feb. 5. One candidate is an attorney, one is not. Not included in House figures are (wo law sludenls. .Q. Why are we people who live oiilsldr.