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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 27, 1974, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSc TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY A3 IT 03RD YEAH, NO. 224 PHONE C73-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604; SUNDAY MORNING, JANUARY 1974-SEVENTY-TWO PACKS IN SIX SECTIONS 25o SUNDAY lo Stale Sales Four Area Priests Don't Shrug Off Exorcism Lightly By MiKt: MUHL'IIKY Heporter-News Staff Writer The diabolical possession of human 'beings by demonic forces represents a rare, 'bul very real, possibility in the world today, according lo four Abilene area priests. The Catholic Church's formed of solemn exor- Ihey added, .is a rile to be taken seriously.'. Tile subjects of -possession and 'exorcism have '.become topics of intense interest since, the recent impact of the mov- ie "Tiie Exorcist." Father Steven Lcven, fiish- op of the San Angela Diocese which includes Abilene, Fa- ther Herman Valladares of St. Vincent P a 11 o 111. Catholic James Bridges of' Sacred Heart Catholic .Church, arid; Father Bernard Cully of St. Francis Catholic Church discussed recent "pub- licily about tlie movie, anil 'tlieir own altitudes toward its 'subject matter in interviews with The Reporter-News; -THK FOUK have lint seen the'movie (few in the Abilene area have since it has run' in only two Texas theaters, in- Dallas and Houston, and is not scheduled for Abilene1 u h I i 1 mid-summer) bul they 'each have watched with inierest the lecent barrage of publicity about the graphic and violent nature of the film and its'iin- .pact.on viewers. They are fa- miliar, with the novel by'Wil- liam Peter Blally on which the movie is based. "I think it's obvious that tlie book was written lo make said llishop i.even in reaction lo publicity reports that the film sickens or terri- fies some viewers, "and the movie was .made In make money, too. I'm sure the case is thai the physical possession and the rile of exorcism is sensationalized." He added that oilier dioceses in the country have begun to experience an epidemic of people who seek lo explain Iheir physical or emolioiul problems as demonic posses- sion after .seeing the film. "This is something lliis diocese will uprobably have lu deal with, he noted. Close brush with a Wildcat The Air Force basketball team members weren't the a'hair briisliing, Mile brolheV. Shawn, 5'.-iboks.on. Beth's par- only oues to have a "close brush" with a Wildcat Satur- eiils are Mr. ami' Mrs. Ray McNeely of 649'E: 15th. Mean- Jay night, as Beth McNeely, 2, shows. The young Abi- while the ACC basketball players .Air Force near lene Christian College Wildcat .fan tangled with her tears.-top, with a 68-67 win. (Staff photos by John Davis) mother during the game, as she unwillingly submitted to Presbyt erian Leader Enabler Evangelist to Work With Mexican-Americans By JUKE MUUI'HEV Hcporlcr-NcttS Staff Writer "It is not my responsibility to make Presbyterians put of the people that I will minister to, but rather to minister to tlie community needs of the Mexican-American people in 1his explained Hie Hev. Afredo Padilla who was in- stalled as a, Mexi- can-American Knabler Evan- gelist for Ihe Palo Duro Union Presbytery Saturday. .Padilla was officially In- stalled in ceremonies at the First Central Presbyterian Church in Abilene, where the Palo Duro Union. Presbytery held its official meeting this, weekend. "MY ROLE and the role of the church in this ministry is 10 go beyond just the spiritual needs in ministering to the 11 exica n Ameri ca n Com muni Eight Children Dead; Florida Governor Seeks Time Change TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AH) Pointing to dealhs of eight school children since Daylight Savings Time began, ttov. Retibin Askew called a special legislative session Sat- urday to consider turning back most'Florida clocks by an hour. Askew called the legislature into session beginning Tues- day and said he wants a law- switching Florida into the Central Time Zone. An aide said Askew hopes the law is in effect by next Sunday. The Florida Highway 1'alrol said there have been eight school children killed in early morning traffic accidents since Daylight Savings. Time began .tan. 6. Il said there were two'such deaths in a similar period last year when Florida and the rest of Ihe nation were on Kaslcrn Slami- ard Time. Askew said (he new year- round Daylight Savings Time law, put into effect on the grounds it would save energy by spreading out periods of peak energy use, provides that states which have two time 70iies may switch lo one if their legislatures so desire. Florida's Paniiandlc is in the Central Time. Zone while the rcsl of the sta'lc, where M per cent of the people live, is on Eastern Time. So Askew is asking the Icgis- j.ilure. lo pul Hie entire slate tin Central Time. 1 Any disruption caused by being on a different Call for repeal, 1's. 7A time from the rcsl of Ihe At- lantic Seaboard "would be small indeed when compared to the life of even a single child whose death could be al: Iribulcd lo a loo-early start of his or her school Askew said in a statement. Earlier Saturday, Utah Cov. Calvin L. Ramplon urged Con- gress to repeal the-Daylight law, or to allow all states, not jusi ;hose with two' time zones', to choose whatever time they want. ]n Washington, Senate Ma- jority Leader Mike Mansfield called for repeal of Daylight time, saying il has failed to' save energy and has increased tlie hazards for children going to school. At least three of the men expressed concern that the .film might have an adverse effect on many who see it, based MI publicized audience reactions. "IT SIMMS llwl the film is going to cause a lot of hysler- commented Valladares, "My impression' is that it is commercialism of Ihe rile, anil lhat it has no cultural or religious value." "From my- observations nf viewer agreed dul- ly. "I would certainly discour- age anyone from going lo see the movie. It seems Ihai il could Iw emotionally destruc- tive for some people." Impressing his own concern, I.even added, "My anxiety is IHal people close to the edge of mental balance may be shoved overboard by the mov- ie. 1 have yet to hear of any- one who really liked il." I.even paused and thought, out loud. "Of course state- ments like the one I just made, and news articles which deal with them will serve to sell more tickets." Bridges, however, was more reserved In his judgment. "There is no doubt lhat public reaction lo the movie has a dimension of he stated carefully. "Bul 1 think any film or book is good to the exleiil that il deals with reality and is expressed hon- esily. 1 don't think humans See I'lilKSTS, !'g. I4A, Col. I Nixon's Legal, Lawyer Says added Padilta. ''Many c h ii r.e h e s, in placing emphasis on the spiriual 'have overlooked the physical-needs of people lhat they try lo assist." Padilla will work out of Muleshoe, concentrating on the area which includes Dimmit .-.and Plaimiew. bul he .will 'serve, the entire Palo Diiru Presbytery, which takes in "j 'Abilene'." Padjlla.will.be a communi- cator and a resource enabler, said the liev. Jerry D. Boles, pastor, pf the First Presbyteri- an-Church.1 cf Dumas, and chairman of Ihe Presbytery Coordinating Council. "REV.-'PADILLA'will be ;ayailable to any pastor and 'congregation no matter what slated. Boles. ''He will help, to interpret-to churches the needs of the area's-Mexican-American peo- ple." -Boles added, "He will artic- Ste I'ADILI.A, I'g. HA, Col. 5 SACKAMKNTO, Calif. The lax lawyer who han- dled President Nixon's claim of a tax deduction for Ihe gift of his papers to.the National Archives said Saturday the. process was entirely legal. frank DeMarco jr. said the papers were given lo the ar- chives in April, 1369, before tl.c law allowing such a dona- tion expired, lie said the deed lo Ihe papers was redrafted Mid resigned in 1070, after the law. had expired, to include a full inventory.pf The papers which was nor avail- Ihey were originally given. California Secretary of Slate Kdmimcl Rrown Jr. sairt liiday he had evidence thai He formal documents on file in Washington were backdated by a full year to March and April'of-J969. The law for such a lax de- duction for personal papers expired on July 25. 1063. But DeMarco 'said Saturday the subsequent daling of the deed in 1970 hail no bear- ing on Nixon's eligibility to claim tax deductions of for the gift of his vice presidential papers. DeMarco said in an inter- view the only evidence re- quired by tax law for the de- duction was appraisal of the vslue of the papers and their delivery. And he said thai oc- curred in 1969. "In my legal opinion, lhat is nol a backdating." DeMarco said of the rertrafihig and re- signing ho said took place in 1970. An investigation is under way to determine if the gift was actually marie in lime lo qualify for Ihe deduction.' "I had that appraisal in my 'ell hand wneii 1 signed 1ax return '.viili the DeMarco sai'l. Ollierwise, he paid, would rust have signed tlii'i tax retur'i. depuiii tof Ihe papers) is the esscniwi tiling. The ap- liraisal can be mk'e. any time before you file the.lax return. Tiie tax law dues liol require a DeMarco'sa'iir Tlie deed-itself was exc'cuTcd ;is a formality for Ihe conveni- ence of he said. The lule.-rial Kcvniiue. So'rv- :if- anil t'lingvess'-.Jdiul Cditi-'. mittre on Internal. Taxation are iuvestisfsling the pa- perwork MivVivftl in the dona- lo so; it an effort was wade lo the transfer to qualify for Ihe 'deduction before the law cxiiired. An aide ta Brown said the oale on the recorded ilceil was lalse and constituted a violathn of DeMafco's au- Ihoiily as a California notary 1'nlilic. It was on thai basis tl.at the issiH smce.Bro.wn, who formally.'annoiircqs his' guber- liLjjor.iai candidacy Monday, has. autlijrity.Vuy.er notaries Truck Hits House; 2 .IillXiK (KMSl- Two men were killed and an- other critically injured when a tractor-trailer refrigeration transport in which they were riding lefl the road and crashed into a house two miles casl of Brcckcnridgc on U.S. Highway ISO about p.m. Friday. David Anderson, 47, driver of the truck, and Vcrnon Ray Dolin, 44, both of Graham were pronounced dead at the scene by Stephens County Jus- lice of the Peace James Du- vall. TI1K BODY of Anderson, Dallas Orders Push Against Crime Wave Inside Today Profile of a Troubled Richard Nixon The citadel called Richard Nixon stands and endures, while countless, stubborn- bottles rage about him. Crises march across the presidential landscape from Key Biscoyne to San Clemenle, and one seems to spawn does a man who believes in control keep his equilibrium when his every move and motive is questioned? How, does o man who delights in- the spirit of battle endure battles with- out respite? AP Special Correspon- dent Saul Pett, who profiled the President in the aftermath of his smashing victory in 1972, now looks at Richard Nixon in the of- Abilene Events Calendar Amusements .Austin Nateiiocli Berry's WorM tut Country Book! Iridoe Business Ncwi ClossifieJ Crossword Puizle Witsricls 4B 5A 4 A 4B 13D 3B 72A 7-11C ISA 4A NIXON' Ihe agony of ntficc Hospirt! UA HA Obituaries 20-12A 10A 23A Recordings termalh of the Watergate revelations in 1973. Pg. ISA. Mrs. Polly Musch, a 10-year veteran stewardess "with.Con- tinental Airlines, says the new Continental advertisement "We Move Our Tails for You" is degrading to flight at- tendonts.-Pg. 8A. Seltins the Scent Tens This Week In Weil Hijtety T. Y.urGood Heitth TVT.b 1-6, MO 1-1" By MIKE COCHHAN Associated Press Writer DALUS, Po- lice Chief Don Byrd ordered an all-out effort Saturday to solve a spree of killings and robberies that lias led to the death of 13 store clerks and Ihe shooting of several since November. "I want those in jail by. Monday morning." said Byrd. "I want an end lo this and I want it fast." Siyy dcieclives were or- dered mi y-iwur duly lo work on the case. The s'.cpped-up effort fol- lowed Friday's shooting of one grocery clerk and the disap- pearance of another. Forrest V. Fuller, a 36-year- old grocery clerk, was shot in the head Friday afternoon by two gunmen who also took tiie drive-in store's cash register. Fuller was in critical condi- tion Saturday. Friday night, liila Simon. 22, apparently was kidnaped irom Ihe drive-in grocery where she was clerking alone. Police said Mrs. Simon's husband. Tern, repoitod he last saw his wife al ICr.M p.m. wlien he went lo the store to make a purchase. He left and relumed at about 11 pin. and found Ihe sloro locked, wilh the keys i" Ihe back door and his wife missing. Dan Vedigo. Hie store own- er, said aliont was miss- inc. He said he believed Mrs. Siiiion niiisl have been forci- bly abducted. "She was very he said. "I never had any problems with her." The Ulh person lo die was .lav Mullin, 36, a clerk- al a suburban food market. He-was shot Thursday. "It's unusual. We've had more robbery-killings in Hie last DO (lays than we've had in four or five said I'o- lice LI. C.K. Burnley. -JAncl. r don't think anybody caii a reason." who was thrown from the truck and buried under the wreckage, was recover e.d about an hour and half after Ihe crash. Lawrence Atlen Tackcit, 30, of San Anlonio, was listed in critical condition in Stephens .Memorial Hospital lale Satur- day. Tiickctt was in the sleep- er par! of Ihe: truck al (tie lime of the accident. Highway Patrolman .lames L'ain, who investigated Ihe ac- cident, said the truck, (ravel- ing wesl, veered across .the four-lane highway, sheered off a utility pole, went through a low brick wall, two mail box- es, a yard lighl and a large tree before smashing into the porch of the U.K. Dye home. At Ihe lime of (he. accident, Hie Dyes were oul of town. THKKG PORCH pillars were demolished and' dicsel. fuel was sprayed over the area as the tractor lore through the yard and into the porch of the house, demolish- ing the tractor. The refrigera- tor trailer broke loose and Inrned over In the yard. Hrcckenridge firemen Sec TltUCK, Pg. UA; Cfll. 4 Hairy Guest 'Goes Drives Family Bananas AI.BI'QUEIIQUE, N. M. AP) "He was very gentle ml nice until he started (linking.1' Amelia Hoybal said of her visitor alter police look lim away and pul him in a cage. The visitor, a monkey of un- denlifietl species and origin, valkcd into the Koybal home Thursday night when Mrs. Hoybal her frnnl door to call her dog. made h i m s e 1 f at liomc and was as nice as could she said Saturday. But trouble started when the monkey, 'H inches tall and weighing in nl abmit 25 pounds, found some cleaning Iliiki, then a bottle of hand lotion and some, eye medicine. Then. Mrs. .Roybal related, her guest went bananas. "All that stuff must have made him drunk, because he suddenly Inrned Mrs. Hoybal said. "My husband tried to lake the bottles away from him and he gol mad and slarlcd throw- ing things al us. unplugged our television, threw things from Hie lop of my china cabi- net, hit us wilh cooking pans, turned the knobs on the wash- er anil dryer, anil stalled eat- ing our plastic fniit." She called Ihe sheriffs of- fice for help and deputy Frank Carcia arrivcJ on the scene. "The deputy came in being real brave, but that didn't last long." Mrs. said. The deputy called for help and soon Ihere were five offi- cers and seven members of the lloybal family trying to deal with the monkey. "The monkey ran around Ihe house throwing oranges and potatoes al the policemen. They jusl stood around trying to figure oul what to Mrs. Tioybal said. Theii 'the visitor bit Mrs. KoybaVs grandson. Larry, 13. ,on'lhe back, and officers ly captured the monkey throwing a blanket over Kim. He was placed in quarantine al (he animal shelter.   

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