Abilene Reporter News, February 2, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

February 02, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas 93RD YEAR, NO. 230 OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 1 "I ,n a to praise Giants great of whom had cars or liluttt com.Pm0 for hJ5 He can't gel paid under 20 renls a mile. stale aiul the a Mw sent travel regulations, Grain says he'd settle constitution." m m Associated Presi Watergate Plea Rejected Mansfield: Ho Shortcuts to Ending Scandal Probe By CAUL P. l.KUUSDOKF Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Mike Mansfield said. Friday night the federal courts mus'l pursue "ihe crimes of Water- gate" as long as it takes in deal with Nixon adminislra- tion scandals. The Senate Democratic leader pledged Congress will deal fully this year witli Hie question of impeaching Presi- dent Nixon while giving fir.sl attention to a legislative agon- da aimed at leading the nation to deccnl future." -Delivering the Democratic Misses 1st Payment By ROY A. JONES II JRtporttr-Ntws Stall Writer Elton' who con- a local jury to grant Him probation so he could re- Dublin Infant Suffocates DUBLIN An- gie B e c e r r a, SVa-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bccerra of Dublin, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Dublin Hospital by Justice of Die Peace Roy "Armstrong at p.m. Friday. He ruled was.dire to acciden- laT suffocation. Services are pending at Har- vcll_ Funeral Home. Judge Armstrong said the infant apparently got tangled in The bed covers of her baby bed and suffocated about a.m..- Friday, lie said her mother had gone back to sleep and.when she woke up shortly before noon she holiced what bad happened and rushed Ihe child to the hospital. The body will be transferred lo a funeral home in San Anto- nio where be buried. She was born Aug. 16, 1973, in Dublin, the daughter of Kobert Paz Becerra and Fran- cis Lopez Becena. The family has lived in Dublin for the past two years. Survivors are her parents; one brother, Robeil Jr. of Dublin; paternal grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Benino Be- cen-a of San Antonio; mater- nal grandparents, Mr. and Jlrs. Robert also of San Antonio. pay the be admitled Scaling from the Abilene in- dustrial Foundation, has failed to imike his first payment on the restitution as set out in Ihe terms of his 10-year probation, Adult Probatio'n Officer Bill Mc.Cay said Friday. former manager of the Foundation, had told 42nd Dislricl Judge Don Lane when he was formally placed on probation in December that he would "stake his mi his ability in repay the money wilnin about nine months. lhe restitu- tion schedule proposed by Ihe 42-y c a r -o I d former Abilene Chamber of Commerce execu- tive Judge' Lane or- dered Abies to pay by Feb. I; another by 1: and the balance of by Sept. would like to pay is back as soon as I possibly .can, and. if I can pay it any sooner than this, 1 Abies said. Attorney A. .L. Dusty i Rhodes, who along with. John Allen Chalk represented Abies. explained in Idlers to Mct'ay and Judge that Abies re- gretted not being able to make the first payment deadline as he had promised, bill that he hopes to make the payment as soon as possible. If he does not make restitu- tion as he said he could, Abies runs "the very serious risk of hnving your probation re- Judge Lane had told the defendant in Decem- ber. Since his trial, Abies has re- Uirneil lo Bexar County where See. ARI.KS. Pg. 2A. Col. 8 response lo Nixon's "Stale of (he Union" speech, Mansfield rejected Nixon's statement that "one year of Watergate is enough" and his plea for a prompt end to congressional and judicial probes of Ihe scandal. "Whether it is months ur (lie .Montana Demo- crat said, "there are HO judi- cial shortcuts." And he said Congress lias had to assume its "inescapa- ble responsibililies" nj) Water- gate and the question of im- e a c h m e n I "in order to cleanse the political processes ul the nation." Mansfield spoke lo the na- tion from his office, across the Capitol from the House cham- ber whci'e N'ixqh presented, his .speech lo a joint session-.of Congress. After his speech, (he Senale leader, his party's designated spokesman to answer Nixon, responded lo questions from a .pane) of radio and television newsmen. Mansfield listed election, lax and pension reform; health in- and a .minimum wage increase as primary goals in the 1974-legislative program and expressed hope thai President Nixon's billion budget due Monday can be cul. He called for public support for congressional efforts to clean up what he called "the campaign-financing mess.'1 He declared "we shall not finally' come (o grips with (he prob- See Pg. Col. 5 Daniel to Remain Idle in Elections Togetherness is joining the Army Recniiler Hal Krops. center, wasn't-surprised when James C. Andrews, T7. of Jer- ome, Idaho, wanted to join the Army. The surprise came when Ms mother, "Aim l.oy Stowell, 33, also wanted to join.rMother and son will be stationed at.Fort lluachii- and will be joined later by Mrs. 'Slowell's .husbaml. He is still a Won't Miss His Mother in the Army SE, Idalm James-C. Andrews. 17. won't; miss his mother when lie re- ports for duty' in the U. S. Army. She's going along. Andrews said he thinks "it's cool" that his mother, Ann l.oy Stowell, 33, of Jerome, Idaho, joined the Army wilh him Friday. After basic train- ing at .separate bases, Ihey will serve their first year of dulv together at Ft. Huachu- 17-Month-Old Girl Serious After Attack by Masked Men PHILADELPHIA (AP) A 17-monlh- old baby girl was reported in sevious con- dition Friday after her mother said she was attacked by masked men who played catch wilh the infant and rionscd her with ammonia. Mre. Frank of suburban -Secane said (he attack occurred Tuesday morning as she-returned home after dropping her husband off'at a neighborhood meeling. She said she was gelling oul of her car when three men, accompanied by a teen- age girl, all masked, approached her and the child, Kelly Lynn Gorucy. -The first man kept scratching my she said, "and when he ripped open my blouse 1 was sure he was going to rape me." She said Ihe oilier two played catch wilh (he baby white she fonghl nff (he firsl man. They later ran off wilh the baby, she said. "I ran inside the building and tried to gel help. I found a man who came oul wilh me with a gun while his wife called the police, but we couldn't find my baby.'' Ridley Township police superintendent Charles MacElwain said Iwo tenants dis- covered Kelly Lynn crying, drenched in ammonia, in bushes near Ihcir apartment white Mrs. Govtiey was being questioned by detectives. "Describing the persons who committed the crime as "apparent maniacs." Mac- Klwain said police had no further clues Friday afternoon. He declined lo elabo- rate. The child was rushed to Philadelphia's Children's Hospital, where she underwent in emergency tracheotomy. The eslcnl of damage to her lungs was not immediately determined. The father, frank Gorncy, a respiratory llwrapibt at Graduate Hospital, suggesied whoever attacked his daughter musl have been on drugs. "Lots of drugs in our area 1 seen them making sales right outside local. lood ca, Any.. The Army says it is ihe firsl time a mother and son have joined together. They were sworn in Kriday. Both said they signed up in gel more education and have already decided lo re-enlist. Mrs. StowelCs husband will go to college while she and her son are in ihc military. Andrews said he isn'l con- corned about Ihe ribbing he might get for joining with his mother. "They will find some- thing to do it In you far any- way, ll might ;is well be this. At least 1 was in the papers Inside Today Fire in Brazil Claims 170 Fire ravages the upper floors of a .modern 25- story bonk buildrnp in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday and officious say at least 170 persons perish- ed, -many jumping to their deaths. Pp. 2A. ami they he said. The mother-son team joined ihe Idaho Nalional Guard 10- gcih'er'lxst December and de- cided the Army offered more. '-.She's young and she's easy to talk wilh and likes to hear everybody else, so I think she'll get along all An- drews said of his mother. Mrs. Stowell is going inio military police and her stm will study' radio communica- tions. She saiil she tomes from a family of men in military arid police work and has always thought it would be good work for y woman, loo. Amlreivs. nliu dropped out of high school lo join, said his molher tried lo him inlo wailing unlil he was IS. "Then ,1 came home "from school one day and she lold me she had jusl lalkerl lo Ihe recruiter and we could boll) join. I Ihink it's cool." Ky LKK JO.VKS Associated Press Write AUSTIN. Tex! Shaker Price por- traying his decision as a toss- up almost to the last minute, announced Friday lie' will sit nut this year's elections. Daniel lold a confer- ence he would pass up a race for statfiivide office the good of the (constitutional) convention" over which he presides. The decision puls Ms'poUvi- cal caieer on ice for the next four years, since all major .of- ficeholders elected Ibis year- will have four-year terms. "When (lid you finalize your he was asked. couple of minutes Psiuel replied. He said after- ward his answer was serious. Daniel, 32, had considered running either against slate Treasurer Jesse James nr Texas Railroad Commission Oiairman Jini Langdon. Ear- lier this week lie said he would have run either fur gov- ernor or lieutenant governor had il not been for the conven- tion. "1 have concluded that ray mirk towards a-new constitu- tion for Texas dictates tltal 1 riimdtl not beconie a candidate fcr another public office in Daniel said. -The decision I have made is lo devote my full allention. time, energy and effort to p'-esiding over ihe convention and to helping insure that the proposed new cunstitutinn is dfrmocratically stuped as a fundamental governing docu- ment that will serve the needs ol our slate and its people in Ilif years ahead.'1 He said he hud nu fuline political plans as of the monl but sairl a iour-voar lav- DAMEI, .JR. convention priority off would not have much ef- tecl if he did ran in 1978. Dan- K-! reminded repoiiers that his father, forraer Gnv. Price Daniel, laid out of politics for lluee years before defeating Pal iNeif Jr. lor attorney gen- eral in irN6. A friend speculated private- ly before Daniel's announce- nwni that he might aspire to an honor Iris father never had of the Texas Consti- tution." Daniel was asked if his future political strength iiiighi depend on the success of Ihe convention and ihe con- stitution il submits tn the vot- ers. 'The success or failure of ihe convention or ihe approval ur .disapproval of the final d'icunem won't have any ef- I siuinld get inlo an- other he replied. lie said he would continue ,Se IUXIK1, I'g. 2A, Col. i Former ROW Enters Race Amusements AsrroTogy BriJgc Church Now, Editorials Foim Markoi OSituanes Oil Sports Today in History TV Us TV Seoul Women Ncwj 13A 88 SB 6C 7-I3C 6, 7B 4A IDA 14, ISA 6A 4 SB 1-5, UC SB HA 11A 1, 3B AUSTIN, Tex. fAPi A former prisoner of war has entered statewide'politics, and a fnvmer U.S. Senator has de- cided not In seek office this year. James Nicholas liwve. KKlive Texan who spew more than five years in a Viet Cong prison before escaping, said lie would he a Republican can- didate for stale comptroller. Former Sen. iialpli Y.n- hrpngh, who had been cmisid- 01 ing a race for ireasnrcr nr railroad commissionpr. said Friday he was too nuicli in debt and had already commit- tal himself M loo many pro- jects for a statewide race. liowe. and Army major, said he resigned this week and relumed in Attain to establish his residence. Kowe joins ihrfe Demniials who have already announced, fur comptroller. llomy drover, former stale senator from Hinislon. paiil Iris fee'Fridav. He had announced Ms intentions to run for governor some time ago. ('.rover's formal entry put Ihrce Republicans in Ihe pri- mary gubernatorial race. He faces -lim Cranberry of l.ub- buck and Oriell McBrayer of Fort Worth. Criv. Dolph Briscoe was Ihe only Democratic candidate in their primary, as of Friday. Friends of. Mrs. Frances Xre FILINGS, Pg. 2A. Col. 7 One of Few Crash Survivors 'Okay' i" AP Vlircpholt 17-MOXTH-OLI) KEI.l.V (JOUNKY Hilitckod by three men played catch with her JL BV DAN Associated Press Writer PAGO PAGO, Anvevic m Sa- moa i.M'i Dick .Smith clasped his hands hehiml his head, attempted a feeble smile, and said, "Yeah, I'm happy to be here." Smith of Phoenix, and Cann, "23, of New land, were the only Iwn of the 101 persons aboard who were not killed or critically injured in Ihe crash of a Pan Ameri- can World Airways Boeing jetliner Thursday mmning. Smith .said he esc.iped the by (living through a sheet flames out of a broken window. Mncly-lwo persons wore killed. Seven of Ihc nine .survi- vors remained in critical crm- ilition al the Lyndon li. John- son Tropical Medical Center. -I feel Smith, a for- mer Olympic diving coach, said in a brief interview be- fore requesting Ihere be nn more questions unlil anlboii- ties give clearance. Sniilh and Cann share a dimly lit room in the stcry hoypilal. Cann's face blackened by char marks and h'K right hand was blis- tered. He offered a weak smile while eating a breakfast of cereal Friday morning and also declined lo talk about the crash. Investigators for three agen- cies arrived Friday in deter- mine why Ihe Auckland, Angeles jet .A erashoj. The wreckage lies five miles from the runway along a mud- dy Hail through a thick grnwlh of banana Irees. The inilighl recording device was recovered from ihe wreckage, officials said. Authorities on Ihe vemnle Pacific island said a sudden tropical squall hit (he island a few hours before Ihe crash. The pilol had been given Sec 1'KOBK, Pg. <-rj. ;