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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 5, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                ''WITHOUT OR WITk FRIENDS OR EOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS I T NO.'233 PHONE 673-4271.. ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 5, PAGES IN .THREE SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Associaied Press British Miners Deepen Crisis LONDON (AP) Britain's cpal miners decided today. to begin a national, strike'from midnight. Saturday, plunging the troubled British economy inlo a deepening crisis. The decision was taken by Ihe .executive of the National Union of Mineworkersr: which represents men. It was announced by Hie union presi- dent; Joe Gormley. The decision-could halt Bri- lish industry- by spring. Coal supplies 70 per cent of the na- tion's electricity. Coal slocks arc already down onc-lhird be- cause .of an overtime ban the miners have _-conducted since November to back their de- mands for higher pay. The, Conservative .govern- ment of Prime Minister Ed- ward Heath put Britain-on a three-day work week Jroni Jan. 1 to save fuel. It lias, warned that an all-aut miners' strike could lead to'a two-day work week and oilier emergency measures to save energy sup- plies because power, stations have, only enough reserves to last until the end of March. Employment Secretary Wil- liam Wiiitelaw liad sought a meeting -with Gormlcy this morning to press (he govern- inenl case..But the union lead- er said he could see no point lo any more discussions and the union's '27-man leadership group went ahead with the strike decision. Earlier Gnrmley said a strike was not Inevitable, and Ihal a belter cash offer from the government might keep the miners on Ihe job. A strike vole lasl Thursday and Friday ran 8] ner cent in favor of a walkout, the larscsl margin ever recorded by the miners' union. Leaders said the miners' executive group would agree lo more, talks only if (he government in- creased its wage offer, which il says -is already as high us possible under its seven per Trucking Business Still Not Normal Hearing the Top The concrete portion of.Hie CN Towner in.downtown Toronto, Canada, stood at feel Monday and the concrete pouring is expected lo; be'finished, by, Ihe end: of .February. The' to We r, which will be .the tallest free-standing, structure in.'-the'world, will be lopped ofC by a 300-foot communications lower .making total height (AP Wirepholoy-- By JOE DACY II Heportcr-iVcHS Staff ll'rllcr Striking independent truckers may have taken down their blockades of area truck .stops, bill truck slop managers said Tuesday that business will not go back to normal until the na- tional strike is settled. "A majority, of our business is from nnl-of-slale said Jess Pierson, station manager of Ihe Sweetwaler 76, Truck Slop. "And these local drivers are still striking." Claude .Jones, .manager of Ihe Abilene Truck Terminal in Tye, who consented to have his sta- tion blockaded by-lruckers' rigs Saturday, agreed with Pierson, and said new blockades are pos- sible in the near future. BOTH HIEN-said business will not return to normal unless the strike is settled on a national level. "It may be a Pierson said. The blockade in this area was broken, two striking truckers said Monday, because some in- depcndenltruckers did not coop- erate, and because some truck slops chose to1 sell fuel anyway. "This strike is 'not over yet, .and I want ybu.lo make, thai real emphasized Billy After 260 Miles of Kansas, Hiker Likes Abilene Weather I By STEVE MONK Iteporler-News Staff Writer Probably nobody in West Texas is appreciating Ihe warm weather. o[ Ihe last few days more than Mark Aston. Army Spec. 4 tioned at Ft. Riley, Kan., is at home visiting his parents, Mr. and -Mrs.1 Kenneth Aston of 601. Gill, after a 17-day hike across 260 miles of Kansas in weath- er thai would have made an icicle shiver. The Army, which liked; the Idea, dubbed Ihe hike "adven- ture training" and gave the group recruiting leaflets lo hand out along Ihe way. "Two guys' actually started the whole Aslor. said. "They got me in on it because .they needed a medic before the Army would, approve: it. We had things pretly well planned, then I camc.liome on 'leave and wlicn I went back, there were seven guys going. SO THE GROUP started from Ft; Riley wilh tempera- lures hovering around zero and about seven inches of MAHK ASTON lo repeal, sometime snow covering the ground. "Al first 1 didn't know if I was going lo make Asian admitted. first 25 miles a day and a half was just.bills and valleys and snow. "I would look al Ihe map ;and it would seem like we ..weren't gelling anywhere. It .was a great boost to our nior- ale when we reached the first Imvn." Towns on Ihe route began lo hear of Ihe expedition and Ihe group began to do a litlle re- cruiting along Ihe way. People were eager to lake Ihe soldiers in, pulling Ihem -up in the bascmenls of Iheir homes, a national guard ar- mory, a farmer's barn and a fire station. THE SEVEN, spent o.n ly about six nights in Ihe-ir tents and even those weren't loo -bad, Aston said, despite lem- pcralures dropping lo -12 de- grees. "The equipment we had wasn't Ihe Aston said, il sm'Cd its purpose. It kept us pretty warm." And whal did Aslon gel on! of Ihe hike? "It was mostly Ihe satisfac- tion of doing he said. Then, with a smile, "I'd like to do something like that Pugh, who spoke lo The Ileporl- from the Wylie Truck- Stop in-Mcr.kel.. PUGH SAID violence "will take place" now Ihal Ihe block- ade has been broken. Ricky- Decker, who used his rig to blockade the terminal in Tye, agreed with Pugli. "Vio- lence is in the. air since the blockade was he said. "It will be dnagerous for inde- Fire Chief Slain By Hiding Gunman A gunman hiding in a burning saloon shot and killed the lire chief of this East Texas town and wounded two of Ins men before dawn today, officers said. Sheriff's deputies, police and bloodhounds chased Ihe killer inlo nearby woods. Firemen said they received a call around a.m. from a man who said the tavern, Het- ty's Place, was on fire. The -minor was ex- tinguished! quickly and then a man, wlio firemen said appar- ently-had been lilting.Inside the tavern, began firing at them. Fire Chief Harold Pots fell dead. Fireman James Smith, 21, slumped lo Ihe ground, a bullet in his head. Fireman Mike Can- non, 27, leaped back afler a bullet grazed his shoulder. James Spradlin, a sheriff's dispatcher at neighboring hong- view, said the killer ran from Hie building and inlo the woods. Bloodhounds led officers after Ihe gunman. Smith was hospitalized in good condition, Cannon was troaled and released. pendents or companies who run now. Both men complained that in- dependent truckers continued to ignore the strike and so hui'l the blockading truckers. The block- ades, they said, finally were broken by noon Monday afler the Rio Griffin Big Spring Truck Stop decided lo open for busi- ness Sunday evening. THE BLOCKADES were then lifted voluntarily because "peo- ple who cooperate wilh us suffer while these guys are making Decker said. Joe Woffard. vice-presideni of the Hip Griffin Truck. .Slop" in Big Spring, said Monday he did nol know if his had been (he first stop in the West Texas area lo open his" pumps, but added that he asked the blockade be removed Sunday al p.m. Woffard said he welcomed Ihe blockading truckers but thai he was persuaded lo open "in talk- ing lo'other, independent truck- ers. It seemed Ihal they wanted us lo stay open." WOFKAR'D ALSO pointed out thai the restriction of interstate commerce is a violation of fed- eral law. Woffard said he did not share Pugh's or Decker's apprehen- sion about violence alter the blockades were 'lifted. "I have seen no indie a I ion of a mood of violence." he said. "These are nol violent people." Almost all of Ihe Iruck slop owners inlervewed Monday said Ihey were still in sympathy wilh Ihe Iruckers and whal lliey were trying .to accomplish. "It's jusl like any other busi- Pierson said Tuesday: ''If he doesn't make money he can'l make a profit. I can understand fully whal Ihe Iruckers are talk- ins; abnul. I'm around il every day." Pierson said Ihe truckers (old him Ihey want a ceiling on fuel prices and compensatory freight rale for any loss of profit in- curred through lucl expenses. cenl anti-inflalion ceiling. "If the'government doesn't lake Ihe result of Ihe ballot seriously, Ihen all I can say is thai Ihe government itself can- no! be taken said Gorniley. 'Hul Prime Minister Edward Ilciilh in a four-hour session Monday nighl to win the support of Ihe leaders of Ihe Trades Union Congress for his latest plan. He proposed that the miners accept. Ihe present offer, Ihe-n put their case for more money before a special body thai- would com- pare Iheir pay wilh that o( nlhcr workers. The miners' base pay is be- Iween and 580.94 a week and is the lowest in Europe. The pay is highest in Wesl Germany, with a week Ihe maximum. 'Battered Child' Symptoms Claimed Capt. Ttoberl A. Krance, a Dress AFB physician, testified Monday that six-monlh-old Kim- berly Itenee Stiles showed evi- dence ol Ihe "battered child syn- drome" when he examined her about 21 hours before her death in September. Sgt. Philip Hay Stiles, 23, the child's father, is on Irial in lO-llli District Court on charges that he killed the child "by striking, beating, slapping and billing her with his hands and fisls" and by kicking and stomping her with liis feel and by tin-owing her against the wall and floor." THE SEVEN-MAN, five-wom- an jury was (old by Capt. Kraiice that Kimberly had on h e v inadfll- tion to a burned area on the sole of one foot and puncture marks on one leg when he saw lhi> child in Ihe Dyess Hospital emergency room on Sepl. 29. Recognizing the probable brain damage, Capt. Krance said he ordered the semi-con- scious child transferred immedi- ately lo Hendrick Memorial Hospital. A respirator had to be used lo sustain her life and she died 2! hours later, evidence showed. Bobbie Ellen Stiles. 22. an Abi- lene waitress who obtained a di- vorce from Stiles since he has been jailed on Hie murder charges, testified that she learned from her husband that Kimberly had been injured. She was in the Dyess hospital recovering from a therapeutic abortion and insisted that her husband bring (he child to her. W 11 E N DIST. ATTV. Ed Paynier asked what happened next, Mrs. Stiles lost lier compo- sure and said, "My first reaction. .she looked like she'd been beaten to death. She was s w o.l 1 e n, .bruised.. .her eyes were closed. .she was nearly unconscious and she was hoarse- ly whining. .and her ears svere bleeding." Mrs.VJearY Ihe'yegis- lered nurse oh duly, leslilied thai Ihe child was "critical" when admitted to Hendrick and that "she jooked like someone who had endured severe trau- ma." Stiles has been in Taylor County Jail in lieu of bond since his arrcsl four hours after the child's Oct. 1 dealh. On Monday, Dist. Ally. Payn- ier called eight of Ihe "14.or 15" witnesses he said he intends to call. Testimony resumed Tues- day morning. Nixon Lawyer, Jaworski to Meet By DONALD M. nOTHBEUG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON fAP) While House Counsel James D. SI. Clair and special Watergate proseculor Lion Jaworski will mcel later this week to try lo resolve a dispute over contin- ued access lo presidential tapes and documents, the prose- cutor's office announced today. "This office has received a lengthy communication from White House counsel'which will require clarification and fur- ther discussion bclween Mr. Ja- worski and Mr. SI. a spokesman for Jaworski said. "We will have no further comment unlil those dis- cussions are held late Ihi.s he added. In his Stale of Ihe Union mes- sage last Wednesday night, President Nixon said, "1 be- lieve that I have provided all the material thai he (Jaworski) reeds lo conclude his investiga- tions and to proceed lo prose- NEWS INDEX Amusements 2B Butinssi Mirror 5A Bridge 3A 'Classified 5-6C Comics 4C Editorials 4A Hcroscooe 8C Hospital Patients 3A Obiluaries Soorls To Your Good Health TV Loa TV Scout Women's News 6A 8C 28 2B 3B Rosenbergs' Sons Suing Lawyer By ELHEHUCKER Q; Afler watching Ihe (rial of Julius and Elhel Rosenberg on television we're curious as lo whal-happened In David Grcenglass and his wife and happened (o Ihe Rosenbergs' two children. A. The .Rosenberg sons; Michael (201 and Itoberl live in Massachusetts, have legally assumed the name of their foster parents Meeropol, according lo the Reference Staff at the City Library. Last we heard they were suing Louis. Nizer million for authoring a book about the controversial trjal. Supposedly lie quoted from litters, written by the fto- senbergs that had been turaed over to a corporation wilh-copyright to serve as a trust fund for the boys. Mirer is accused of using portions of Ihe loiters without permission, lo supporl "false, fictitious 'and dislorled writings...'- -thai cra.bp.r- rasscd, humiliated and ridiculed" parents and sons. Practically no information is available on Greenglass.-AVe know he was Ethel's brother, was arrested in sentenced to in Ihe. pen and'released Nov. Ifi, 1060 dri parole. His wjfe-was. a co-conspir- alor bul lurried government witness and was not prosecuted.-We: wouldn't be sur- prised if Grcenglass and .wife have taken another name lo avoid publicily. Q, f read whert Senior Clllzcns are'Invited lo ".speak Ihclr piece" al Ihe Community Workshop at (he Civic Ccnlcr. of us rfo no! drive, will any iiroyislons.be nia'rtc for trans- A. Call Mrs.; (698-0892) i( you need.a ride to'the o r k s h o p. She'll work" piit whatever Iransporlalion is necessary.'.Workshop.begins at this Saturday morning. This is your big oppor- lunily.to give the "powers (hat be" your ideas .on how lo improve qiir fair city 'syslcli% mental and health: facilities, clc: You'll even have a chance to suggest ways of helping in Die, energy "crisis.; Should, be fun and Rcsci valions deadline is Thursday, Mail lo Mrs. Bart Caleolc, 39U' Santa -Monica. The buys your lunch. Q. Is Henry Kissinger (Jerman or Jewish? A. He's bolh. Born Hcinz Kissinger in Furth, Germany, near Nurnberg; Kissin- ger became a naturalized American citi- zen in 10411.-When Hitler came to power in IMS, the Kissingers were subject lo severe discrimination his father lost his job, Henry was denied admission lo a gymna- sium, forced lo altend an all-Jewish school. The family came lo (lie U.S. in IMS lo New York City when Henry's fa- Iher found work as a clerk and bookkeep- er. Q. We're bringing a carload of houscplanls back from Ihe (iiilf L'oa.st area. Are any special precautions' ncc- cssary once we gel (hem here (o com- pensalc for Ihe drastic chnnge In hu- midity? i A. Since it's cxlrcmoly dry here, exces- sively humid Ihcrc, misl Ihcni frequently with a hand mister or atomizer at least once a day until Ihey gd acclimalcd. says Paula Carter. To help judge humidity, se.l a bowl of water beside Hie plants. If Ihe water evaporates rapidly you know il's dry and (he plants need exlra misting. You'll probably lose a few leaves during Ihe adjustment permd but Ihe plants should recover. Q. Is liter? .such a thing as a very basic course in riala processing'.' A course Ihal a businessman could lake lo help him understand what's In- volved in working uilh compulcrs'.' A. There's one Adull ICd course in prog- ress righl now Ilial luighl be of some help. Phono 673-4142 righl now because Ihe class has already started. H covers card sorting, key punch and basic programming. The course was actually designed for the per- son who's considering gelling into the computer field and wanls to see what il's all about; bul Don Hale, head of Adult I-'.d says the class can be varied lightly, adapted for your use loo. Address qiifslions In Action Line, Dnv 30, Abilene, Texas 7960-1. Names will not he used bill questions in it si he signed and addresses given. I'lrasc Include telephone numbers If possible. cute the guilty and fo clear Ihs innocent." The following day, St. Clair, who recently took charge of Ihe While House team of lawyers working on Watergate, lold newsmen he was hopeful he could continue working with Ja- worski. "But there has lo come an end al some point and we'll just have lo consider the cir- No Rain Relief Due From Front Wind and cooler temperatures are in store for Ihe Abilene area as a fronlal syslcm perched north of the Texas Panhandle is expected lo swing down Wednes- day. Forecasters al Ihe National Weather Service said Tuesday that the front will kick up Ihe winds and drop the tempera- lures, bul is not expected to firing rain lo Ihe area, AS THE T R 0 N T blows through the winds will shift lo Ihe nm Ihwcsl. bul is lil- lle or no chance for precipila- forpcaslrr Dale Kubanks said. The frnnl, Jic .said, i.s part ol a low pressure system centered just north of Texas. Us trough line extends from that point lo Ihe soulhwesl into New Mexico. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wcolher ScrviCt IWC'IKtr Map, rq 14) ABILENE AND VICKHTY (40-mile lit- lull Fair, VJlndy and warmer today. Parity cloudy and colder tonight and Wcdnesdoy. SoulhwESlerly winds ol 20 lo mpn Icilcy. Southerly winds tonight nl 10 lo 30 mpt becoming northwesterly ol 15 to H mph on Wednesday. Kiqft in me upper 70s. Low tonight In the mid 301. High Wednesdoy W. Wind vfornlno In eftect lor oreo laves. HiQt> and tow lor 34 hour! ending t n m.- A7 and 44. HlgTt and low some dole last year: ft and Sunset (All niohl: lunrile today: tunset loniohl: cumstances as (hey hereafter St. Clair said. In a lelevision interview Sun- day, Jaworski took issue wilh Ihe White House contention that he had received all Ihe mate- rial he needs lo conclude his in- vestigations. conclude Ihe investiga- tion would mean Ihal it should be concluded with care and wilh the prose- cnlor snid. "Simply to say thai I might have sufficient evi- dence to indict certain individ- uals is not enough. Thai's not Ihe crilcrion as I see il." Jaw-orskI also indicaled he would nol back away from is- suing a subpoena to obtain any material he thought was needed. Such a move could touch a new confrontation like the one wliich led lo the dismissal by Nixon of Archibald Cox, Ja- worski's predecessor as special prosecutor. The While House is consid- ering a request from Jaworski for additional material despite Nixon's statement last week. 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