Saturday, March 2, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas mlene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93HVJ YEAn, NO. PHONE (173-4271 ABILUNE, TKXAS. 79604. .SATURDAY MORNING, MAKCI! 2, PAGUS IN KOUll SKCTIONS_ I Associated Press (A1) state of contrasts While Jill Howberl, Texas Tech fresluunii from Aliil- Inillci'Ily, Hilling arrntiul among Burbank I'luni laiul, walked lliroiigli a cloud of clusl on the Tech blossoms al the Carl l-loopcr home, 1501 OUlhain Ln. Reporl- i.'ampus al Lubbock. Abilenians were basking in warm cr-Ncws Photographer -John Best captured the butterfly on sunshine Friday. Evidence of the Ijalmyweallicr is the film, while Hie photo is Ii-oiu the Associated Press, r British Leader Decides Not Prime Minister Edward Heath decid- ed Friday nighi nol In quit despite a crushing loss of his parliamentary majority and so advised the queen. Heath made his move after former Prime Minister Harold Wilson, leader of. Ihe resur- gent Labor party, claimed the right to govern. tlcath certainly did not lender his resignation lo her majesty H Huckingh- am Palace .spokesman said af- ter llie prime mini.sliM' had a aO-mimile audience wilh Queen Klizabelh [I. Hcalli formally advised tl'e cpieen he would study the ef- fect of carrying on in office although his Conservative par-.. holds fewer seals in Ihc new Mouse of Commons than Wilson's I. a h d r i t c s after Thursday's goncial elections. Neither lias a majoriiy. Con.-ililufionally. Hie Queen retains the absolute righl to name a prime minister, When one party lias a clear majori- ty. Hie choice is ohvious. When Ilicre is no majoriiy in the Commons, she acts willi the aid of her advisers, one of wliom is the prime minister. Tory officials said Heath's decision lo remain in office was based on his parly's edge over Labor in the popular vole. With only one electoral dis- trict seal still pending, the Conscrvalivcs had 2% seals in the Commons. Labor had Ml, Hie Liberal parly had 14 and Scollish, Welsh and Irish nationalists and independents held 511. A decision in the last dislricl is nol expected uiilil Salurday. The Tories had o u I a r voles lo Labor's The Liliei'al.s wore third wilh and the others had 'I'lie tally gave the Conservatives :'S.l per mil of Hie lolal against 37.2 cenl for La- bor. Heath, may he able In con- tiiiite yielding real power if lie can persuade (he Liberals and enough nationalists and inde- pendenls lo support his poli- cies or agree wilh lliem lo form a coalition. Talks wilh llii'm will occupy llie weekend. l.abnrili's. hoaever. claimed llicv could ruiinl- on the back- of ill least 10 nationalists and independents on mosl is- sues. The Laburiti1 claim lo gov- ern came in a slaleincm is- sued after Wilson met nilh Ins high command. II said llie party ivgards itself as entitled Mistrial ion Recesses Mitchell-Stans Trial ell and one-limp Commerce Secretary Maurice Slans. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Gagliardi said lie wanted lo spend the weekend in "ap- propriate consideration and mature contemplation" of a disputed paragraph in the proseculor's opening state- ment. Assl. U.S. Ally. James Ray- hill opened the government's case I'Yiday m o r n i n g by claiming that Mitchell and Alt'IHUH KVICIIH'I." Associated 1'rcss Writer NEW YORK (AP) A de- fense mistrial motion brought an abrupt recess Friday in Ihc criminal conspiracy (rial of former Ally. On. .lohn Milch- Police Report Con Artists Get From Abilenian By MIKE Heporler-Ncws Slalf Writer An uniilenlitied Abilene'ave-A man lost in cash lo a trio of con artists in Abilene Friday afternoon, according lo Criminal Investigation Divi- sion officer Sgt. II.M. Kmer- son of Ihe Abilene Police Force. "They were, definitely pro- fessional con Knierson explained, "and they were sharp enough lo fool most of the people they would try lo viclimize." Kmcrson described the con game. He said Ihe victim, was approached by a b'ack male, described as 35 years old, about 5 feel a and 165, al an address on Walnut. The man offered to pay Ihc victim if he would give him a ride lo an- other address. THE SECOND con man then came on the scene, a while male, 50 to iio ycnrs of age, about D feet 7 with brown hair. Acting as if he did nol know Ihe lirsl, con man, the second man urged Ihc victim to give Ihe man a ride, saying he go along lo insure noth- ing happened. The victim Ihen drove Ihe hvo men lo an aparlmenl ad- dress on F..S. 71h, where, he became involved wilh them in a card game in which three cards. Iwo black and one red, are used. The game is by linding the red card. Emerson said the first man bet the viclim that ho could not find the red card, and Ihe viclim won Ihc bet. The con artist Ilicn lold him lhal the bet was nol fair be- cause Ihe victim did nol have any money of his own put up. He then said thai if llie viclim would raise some cash, he would give him more Ihan he had raised. The victim and the second con man then went lo a local bank where Ihc victim cashed a check for The second con arlisl held Ihe money while Ihey drove back lo Ihe K.S. 7lh aparlmenl, and the man look llie money inside (he xuiU'lmcnl while the victim wailed in his vehicle. THE con man Ihen came on Ihc .scene. Me came onl of the apartmcnl, de- scribed as a black male Gi or 711, ahnul (i feel tail. He lold Iho viclim lo inci'l Ihe Oilier hvo men al an address on Treadaway where h receive his money. The viclim waited al the Treadaway address for sever- al hours before contacting po- lice. "This is a very familiar cciu explained Emcison. "These men were probably uisl passing through Abilene, and will work Hie same game soon in some city somewhere else." Slans entered inlo an under- cover scheme with financial wheelerdealcr llobcil Vesco "lo sell political influence lor ill cash.'' Al one point lie lold Ihe jury of cighl men and four women ID "consider how essential il is lhal a jury be given truthful testimony under oath." As they listened, he suggeslcd. Ilicy should pill themselves "in Ihc place of Ihc grand ju- rors who investigated Iliis case "1 o b j e c interjected Slans' lawyer Walter Homier, jumping lo his feel. "Stis- lained." said (lagliardi, aller which Hayhill continued. Afier Ihe jury was senl lo lunch, Hornier moved for a mi s I r i a 1. saying liayhills suggestion lhal the jury "should draw a natural infer- ence" from Ihe indictment "lhal these men were gni'ly" was outrageous. "I am gravely concerned about Ihc apparent excesses ol Ihc said (lagliar- (li. He gave Ihc I'.S. attorney's office alioui four hours lo cile any legal authority il inighl have 10 prevenl a mislnal. The defense "ill have until 7 p.m. KDT Saturday lo re- spond. l.iiler, Ihe jury in Ihe room, (lagliardi lold llie pan- el, "You arc1 Ihe firsl men and women lo consider llie inno- cence or giiill of llioM- defen- dants." liaising his voice lo a near .slioul, he continued. "A grand jury proceeding is in no sense a liial. This is the Irial. You and yon alone are the judges of llie fads." He Ihen dismissed Ihe jury until 111 a.m. .Monday. Tlie jury was sequi'Sieivd following its selection Tlmrs- Src TK1A1., 12A. Col. 1 in form .1 administration, civil il il would lie a minority government. Miruiriiy govenimctil.s de- pend on Ihe support of ollie-r groups lo push through legis- lation. Nevtiilheless lliey can. as Canada's Liberal adminis- tration lias slnnvn. function effectively by avoiding issues lhal would iniilo all its oppo- nents against them when cru- cial voles aic taken. "'t'lu.'. Conservative govern- ment asked for an increased majority lo continue their nres- cin Labor's sialc- mcnl said. "T Ii e clpclnrale rejected their appeals. The. Conserva- tive government now lacks Hie aulhorily to give, the lead Ihe couiilry is seeking." Piiiclaimini; readiness to over power. Labor lead- ers said they wc-re prepared lo submit their program for cn- dorsemenl in Parliament. I'ri- vali'ly Wilson's men added lliey were sure they could ivin thai endorsement wilh Hie help of allic-s who would sup- 'Sei' IlimiSII. 1'g. T.'A, Col. 8 Newsman Watts Resigns Post, Files for City Council Race Inside Today 7 Indicted in Watergate Probe A federal grand jury inves- tigaling the Wotergole cover-up rndicls former Atly. Gen. John N. Milchell and former presidential aides John D. Ehrlichman and H. R. Haldeman. They are amonq seven charged wilh conspiracy lo ob- struct justice and olher crimes. Pp. 2A, 7A, I2A. Higher gasoline prices are put inlo effccl ol the nalion's pumpi. Dealers wait for the March sup- plies. Pg. DC. Amuscmenli 1 IA Ailrologv 7C Bndgc 7C Church Newi EJIIoHoli ........KV. Form 8.9A Market] Obituaries 70 Oil tC Spoils 1-5C Today fn Hfslory.........7C TV Los.............10A TV Seoul IDA Wonicn'i New. Sliurlly aflcr resigning his position wilh KISI1C Icle- vision and radio. Don Friday aflcrnoon became llie third person lo file lor election lo Place on (lie Abilene City Council. olher candidates for ilu- city ]Hisl arc Dallas Strick- land, Citincn.s for Heller e r n m e u I (Cl'.d) candidale. iind Sijl. Hilly K. Henley in Dyess Tommy Morris, pre.seni IMace o councilman, is nol seeking re-election. Walls, said he had been thinking of running for cal oi'fice for some linic. UK SAID, "I found that :l would be much heller lo run for this office than for Ihc leg- ishilive seal (referring '.o the IHnd Legislative "Ilnl, llie thing lhal prompt- ed mo lo run for Ihc city coun- cil was Ihc uay the ClHi can- didalcs acting when they filed tor office." the former newsman said. "They arc very fine men. hill on Dint day Ilicy were acting like lliey had already Ijecn elected. Much DON seeks Place be- many seem lo he added. A native of Memphis. Tex.. Walls said. "I'm nol soing lo be elected toy a few people I wanl hi he elected by Ihc mas- ses." He said, "ThiTc'.s I uanl lu change I just want lo find oiil a lol and make the. ix'ople aware of llie secrecy of. ulio really runs this town." said. "I Ihink I could have been elecied lo the legis- lature. 1 decided not to run because f wanted to make .Mire 1 could handle the office before 1 lackled ii." A VKTl-llAN of in years in radio and television neus. Walls said, "I feel the people who have listened and watched me know I'm a vcrv serious person. "You could say my cam- paign is he said. Walls explained that he re- signed his pisilion with KRHC because Federal Coinmimica- lions Commission (KCC) rules prohibit radio and television newsmen from running for po- lilical office. A graduate of Memphis High School, Walls attended Texas Tech before coming In Abilene in ilo and his wife, liarbara, live al 7711 with tlicir three chil dren.