Abilene Reporter News, January 19, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

January 19, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 19, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH-OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 83R.D YEAR, NO. 216 PHONE 6734271 .ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 19, 1974-THIRTY-SIX PACKS IN THRBE SECTIONS Associated Press Judge Recommends Missing Tape Case Go to Grand Jury Just helping a friend It wasn't his sxviue, bul Dickie Julian, son of Mr. and Show held in Sweetwaler Friday. Cleckler, who Mrs. Terry Julian of Roscoe, was helping out friend, showing another hog. took 14 major honors-in the .swine James Clecklei1 in showing his "heavy weight Duroc to grand champion honors in its division. The barrow and sheep show together to dominate the show for Roscoe. His parents are Sir. and Mrs. -Frank Edward Cleckler of fater grand champion barrow .of the 1974 Roscoe. Story, Photos, Pp. 14, ISA. (Staff Photo by John swine competition "at the i Livestock Best) Oilmen: Free Enterprise Is Answer By Two prominent oilmen, one with a major company and the other an independent operator, feel that free enterprise is the answer for solving the energy crisis. They believe the crisis, has been brought.about through government regulations. Views on the energy crisis, which is now very real, were i given in a joint interview with 1 Granville Oil.Co., j and wilh A. V. Jones of Albany, lioth were vis- itors Friday in Abilene. Dullon is manager of uniti- zalion and joint operations for Sun Oil Co. He is a dislinguished lecturer for the Society of Petroleum Engi- neers of ALME. Untton will speak Wednes- day to the West Central Texas Section of SPE at at the Petroleum Club.-' The Dallas oilman said the energy crisis is the result of tiie American people's failure to insist-that the-federal, gov- ernmenl respect the; law; supp'iy.fiiid JQNKS IS president of ihe National Stripper Well Assn. and a former president nf the Central Texas Oil Gas Assn. The Dallas oilman (eels the key to survival is solving the energy crisis. Both Jones and-Dnlton point out that the energy crisis in bis pockets, Dco- raa Hamnath couldn't afford to rcluni Ihe body of his mur- dered wife to Iheir Trinidad home until he was befriended by three homicide detectives. The irio, SglS: Ed Carbcrry, Joseph Ramirez and Henry Weaver, launched a fund drive for Ramnath Friday and col- lected pledges totaling wilhin a few hours. "People have been calling in like said Weaver. "I think we've gol all the funds he'll need already. We've gol him a reservation tor a flight home Saturday." The detectives said they be- gan collecting money for Ramnalh, 2o, after failing in efforts to elicit help from agencies.' "E v e r y b o d y Weaver said. "Nobody cared." Raiiimath returned home from work last Wednesday lo find his wife Easllym, 22, dead' amid Hie. clutter of the tc-xtbooks she was studying for a nursing school examination. She had boon strangled. Their 13-month.old son is with relatives in their home- town of Gasparillo, Trinidad. The couple moved to M i a m i a year ago lo r e a I i v, e Tvlrs. Ramnalh's' dream of beco.ni- mg a "She didn't like the city." Ramnath said of his wife. "Slic was eager lo get back to. Trinidad. She missed the baby." Police said they had no sus- pecls in the slaying. liamnalh said he almost bad given tip hope before the three detectives came io his aid. He said he made only a week and did nol have tbe il would lake to fly home witb his wife's body. He saiil he was Hindu and his re- ligious beliefs required he be present during her burial on their Caribbean island home. "The policemen, I will never forget he said. possibility of unlawful tamper- ing wilh or suppression of evi- dence is sufficiently strong to merit grand jury scrutiny." The grand jury investiga- tion. Sirica said, should gn "into ihe possibility of unlaw- ful destruction of evidence and anv' related offenses'" and should include the record of the proceedings thai began in his court on Nov. 21. The hearings lusted a total of 19 days. "II is our purpose -In con- junction' wilh .the Fill to 'con- duct an exhaustive investiga- tion intu all phases of the mat- ter and any relevant informa- tion will be referred to liie grand .said special prosecutor [.eon .lawor.ski. The grand-jury will lonk info the 185 minute erasure-in one lajK. and possibly the circum- stances surrounding two re- cordings the White House said never existed arid two short pauses revealed Friday in dictated recollections by Ihe President. The White House said "the American people sJiould bear in mind thai Ihe focus of. the investigation by "the federal grand jury is primarily how Ihe tape may have been erased! not what Ihe tape con- tained.11 11 said that while the Water- gate conversation of the Presi- denl and H. R. llaldeman on .lime 20, 1973 was obliterated iii the. are handwrit- ten nofes concerning tiieir con- versation, and added: notes, written con- temporaneously by Mr. Halcle- man now in tbe possession of Ihe special prosecutor, clearly indicate, that the presidential conversation and concern in the1 IB-minute segment were di- rected solely to tbe negative public relations impact of the Watergate break-in on campaign of ihe Shell Ads Disclaim AnyExcess Profits BvMAX.B. ski-rrox Iw presumed to be Shell Oil Co.'-tiiok full page advertisements In 233 newspa- JX.TS Friday to answer charges that Ihe nil industry is making excess profits out of the ener- gy short age. 'Hie ad appeared a week or two before most major oil cmiipiinies announce fourth quarter earnings for 1973. Exx- nn, the nation's largest nil company makes its announce- ment Wednesday. Oil compa- ny earnings through Hie third quarter have been sharply above 1972 earnings, in one or iwrt cases as much as 200 per cent. The fourth-quarter re- ports are expected lo maintain Ihe trend. have to be on the de- fensive because bv default we Assistant Treasury Secretary Resigns A By K. GREGORY NOKKS Associated Press Wrllfr WASHINGTON (.MM -'Hie former White House aide who signed President Nixon's deed for his controversial contribu- tion of his vice presidential papers lo the national ar- chives in 1969, resigned from his high Treasury job Friday. Kdward L. Morgan, who gave up his post as assistant secretary of the Treasury, said in a telephone interview his resignation in part resulted from controversy surrounding the question of whether the deed was properly drawn iip and actually signed on the date il was supposed to liave been signed. "It's not directly related, bnl 1 can't sny it's totally he said. "OF course I feel badly about il: it's something I'm clearly in- volved in, and I'm giving the. President another problem." Asked what problem he might be giving the President, Morgan said. "It he is going to have to pay considerable tax, it's a problem." There has been some ques- tion whether Morgan had au- thority lo sign tbe deed on Ihe presidential gift and whether he signed it prior lo a con- gressionally imposed cutoff date for tax deductions for such gifts. -Obviously I'm questioning what 1 he said. He said he knows now he did not have authority to sign the deed, but did iiol knotf at the time, when lie was a deputy counsel to the President. Rnl Morgan declined to an- swer whether he signed the deed prior to the i-ulotf dale, saying he didn't want to dis- cuss that at Ihe present time. HP also declined to specu- late whellicr.he thought .Nixon owes additional lax because of Ihe papers' deduction, saying suppose I shouldn't say whin he may have to do. 11 is up to the joint committee and the Internal Revenue Service whether he will have lo pay." Morgan, 35, said he ap- peared before the staff of the Senate-House committee on in- ternal revenue taxation re- garding his role in Ihe dona- tion of Nixon's vice presiden- tial papers. 'Tbe view on corporate profits." He branded as false charges that Shell compa- nies are reaping windfall prof-, its fiom the energy crisis but took note of "a growing mood In oil' in Congress." "We turned lo advertising because news these days, un- fortunately as far as tbe.nil industry'-is concerned, is tak- ing- a "shot at Bridges said; A check of other major com- panies indicated nn plans for similar advertisements. Most of the major oil companies have launched advertising campaigns which emphasize what the companies.are doing to find new sources of oil and urge conservation of petrole- um and development of alter- nate fuels. Until last fall, the emphasis bad been on selling a? much oil as possible. Critics have charged that Ihe oil industry neglected pro- duction of domestic oil and concentrated on exploration and sales abroad because this business was more profitable. Oil industry statistics show- that dome.siic production lias fallen in the pusl year to just. over 10 million barrels a day from just over 11 million. The critics say that Hie sleep lisc in oil prices in the pasl three months would not have been possible without the petroleum shortage brought on by the Arab oil embargo in October. The price of domes- See SHKI.U Pg. 2A. Col. 8 Egypt Plan Syria Peace Effort By TUB ASSOCIATK VHKSS W a s b i n g 1 o n and Cairn planned separate peace mis- sions to Syria, after Ihe sign- ing Friday of Egyptian-Israeli a g r o e m e n I s tn disengage troops along the Suez Canal. In an offshoot of the disen- gagement pact, Defense Minis- ter Mnshc Dayan said over Is- raeli state television thai had agreed start dredging the canal. Secretary of Slate. Henry A. Kissinger will tly to Damascus on Sunday to try to work out a separation of Syrian and Is- raeli forces along the Golan Heights, U.S. officials said. Egyptian President Anwar Sadat told newsmen in Aswan he will fly lo the Syrian capi- tal on Saturday. He said tbe Middle Kasl peace talks in Ge- neva will not reopen "until an agreement on disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces can he reached.'' The Israeli military com- mand said no clashes had been reported on the cease- fire lines with Egypt since late Thursday, at Icasl 12 hours be- fore the" signing ceremony. It was believed to be one of the first days without gnr.fire- since Ihe ceasc-fii e ending the October war. About a dozen ships have been trapped in Hie 103-mile Canal since il was closed by the 1987 Middle F.ast war. "Pipelines and supertankers too large lo pass through the waterway will reduce ihe can- al's importance, when il is reopened. But many Israe- lis believe the millions of dol- lars ot income from smaller ships using Ihe canal would Hie Kgyplians to keep tbe area peaceful, y ;