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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 11, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD .YEAR, NO. 257 PHONK 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS. 79604, MONDAY MARCH 11. PACKS IN T1IHKK SICCTIONS Associated Preu (A1) Watergate Report Decision Seen It's for Free Officer Jen-ell I'inch displays one of the 35 metarelehing pencils that are tree for check out from the Abilene Police Department for mat-king personal properly. (Staff Photo by Sieve Jlonk.) Hy DONALD M. KUTHUlCIUi Associated I'rcss Wrilcr WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge is expected lo decide ttiis week whether a sealed grand jury report on the Watergate cover-up should go to the House impeachment inquiry. U.S." District Judge .lohn .1. Sirica received innocent pleas Saturday from the seven men indicted March 1 by the. grand jury. That left disposition o( the rcporl Die next major de- velopment expected in Hie case. At -JL hearing lasting six min- utes, innocent ploas were en- tered by former Ally. Gen. .lohn N. Mitchell; former White House aides 11.11. Ilaldeman, John D. Khrlich- niiin, Charles W. Colson and Cordon C. Klrachan: former assistant Ally. (.Ion. Robert C. Mardian, and Kenneth W. Par- kinson, former Nixon cam- paign finance committee law- yer. Ehrlichman and Colson also pleaded innocent lo charges stemming from the break-in at (he office of Daniel F.llsherg's psychiatrist. When the grand jury re- turned the indictments in the Watergate, cover-up case, il also handed Sirica a sealed report, and satchel of evi- dence, which sources later said deall willi President Nix- on's role in Walergale. James D. St. Clair. Presi- dent Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, told the hearing the White House would lake no position on what Sirica should do with the report. However, New Police 'ID' JQckson Reward The Crime Prevention Division of Ihc Abi- lene Police Department has repoitcd only light response so far lo Operation Identifica- tion, parl of Ihe new division's program lo slop burglaries. The division has metal engraving pen- cils for free checkout by any resident who wants lo etch his driver's license number on pieces of personal properly. THE DUIVEir.S license number is the most easily Iracahle number in case marked properly is slolen and laler re- covered. Those who use the new service also will receive a decal marking their residence as having "Operation Identification" protec- tion. Anyone wishing lo check mil one of Ihe markers should contact Sgl. J. V. Trammcll or Patrolman Jarrcll Finch in Ihe division's office 31 Ihe Abilene Police Deparlmenl. My STK.V1-: MONK llepoiiei -News'Staff Writer 1'Yiemls and former neighbors of Mrs. Geneva Jackson have tripled, Hie size of the reward offered by Mrs. Jackson's daughter lasl Alonday for infor- mation, of the Dec. H killing. Capl. George Sullim, chief of Ihe criminal Investigation Division, said Monday. Capl. Sntlon said thai a group of friends of ilrs. Jackson, all of whom wished lo remain anony- mous, had informed him that Ihey wore adding lo Ihe .5500 reward offered by Mrs. J. Pal Stephens of Cayon in a Jcller.lo Capl. Sullon. Civilian Health Care Aids Dyess Civilian health care for military dependents through CHAMPUS has helped ease the doctor shortage at Dyess and other military hospitals, but has caused a lot of confusion. Military Editor Steve Monk discuss- es Ihe mechanics of (lie pro- gram with Capt. Robert McCann in an. article on Page IB. NEWS INDEX Amusements...... Business Mirror. Bridge........... Classified Comics............ Edilorials Horoscope Hospital Palienls Obiluaries....... Spins To Ycur Good Hcallh TV Loq ____...... Women's News 8C SB 4B 3-8C 6B 6A 4A 3A 8B I-2.8C 5A 8C 3B There had been no response lo Ihc reward so far, Capl. Sullon said. Until of Hie rewards, Capl. Sullon said, arc subject lo .Ihc conditions staled in Ihe leller from Mrs. Stephens thai llie money would go 'lo anyone of- fering ''information resulting in (he arrcsl and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Ihe death of Crcncva I.. Jackson. Dec. 14. 1073.'' Till': RKWARDS will be paid for llie informa- tion and upon anlhorixation by Capl. (ieorge Sullon when in his opinion, Ihe con- ditions (or reward have been accomplished." Holh the offers expire I, Capl. Siitlon said. Mrs. Stephens said last week Ihat she was not displeased with Ihc way Ihe official investigation was going, bnl thought lhal Ihe police had exhausted all Ihe nor- mal channels of investigation and Ihe reward was a "last al- ternative." AIRS. JACKSON WAS found beaten, stabbed and drowned in Ihe balhlub of her home al 3325 Kdgemonl Dec. 14. Since lhal limeT police have conducted polygraph tests on several persons, searched the home repeatedly ltd canvassed the neighborhood, but have made no arrests and say Ihey do nol have a suspect in the case. in a letter filed will) llie conn. SI. Clair asked for permission lo review llie report if Sirica decides lo send il to the House Judiciary Commillee. II was al Wednesday's hear- ing on Hie report lhal St. Clair also announced Nixon's deci- sion lo give Ihe impeachment all Ihe evidence he al- ready had given special prose- cutor Leon Jaworski and also lo answer written questions and submil In an interview by ranking commillee members. .Meanwhile, I h e senior lie- publican on the House com- miltee. Hep. lioberl McClory of Illinois, said he questions whelher the commillee is gel- ling full cooperation from Ihe While House. lie and commillee member Hep. R o b e r I Kaslcnnieicr, D-Wis., were interviewed Sun- day on ABC television's 'Is- sues and Answers." Doth pre- dicted that if llic While House does nol give Ihc commillee six tape recordings it is seek- ing Ihe commillee subpoe- na the tapes. "I am very hopeful lhal llie While House will cooperate JlcClory said on the NHC "Today" show this morn- ing. "We have to p r o c e e d promptly with Ihe impeach- ment he said. "I think we should gel all the materials that the grand jury directed lo us." AlcClory said a meeting of Ihe judiciary panel Tuesday might resolve some of Ihc un- certainly about the altitudes of Ihe members. "We could have a very exciting nieel- ing." he said. Hep. Don Edwards. D-Calif., also appeared on Hie TV show, said llie coiifronlation Nixon auoul materials snughl by Ihe commillee had nol reached a climax. "Negotiations are Mill going New Challenges To Governor's Power Expecied AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) More challenges lo the power of Texas governors in Ihe new stale constitution were expecl- ed today as Ihe constitutional convention began ils lOlh week. General debaie on Ihe exec- utive branch article was sel to continue al 2 p.m. The ISI Icgislalor-delogales look up Ihe executive article Friday making two important changes before at noon for a lung weekend. In Ihe Friday action the con- vention voted to limil Texas governors lo con- sec n I i v c fonr-yeai- torms. effective in The conven lion's Kxcculive Commillee had lecommcnded lhal no lim- itations be placed on a gover- nor's tenure, saying voleis should decide when lie .should leave office. Another Friday action pin the Ireiisnrer back in Ihe new constitution, ilespile Ihe ICxocn- live Cninmilloc's recommen- dation thai his fate IM> left to the legislature, which pre- scrbes his duties. Crossing Leads to Cross Words mi with I In- House for ftie very specific information Hint nv need." Kdwards said. He noted, luwi'vor. Mini (lie House mighl ulliiiiaU'ly he forced lo huld Ihe ITcsidcnl in contempt (if Congress ir the issue was not resolved. "If the House is fuivccl In cnacl a contempt citation, il cnulcl also he used as an addi- tional article of impcach- Kdwards claimed. Also interviewed .Sunday. Son. Charles II. Percy. K-llL said on the CHS levision mid radio program "'l-'ace Ihe Na- tion" Hull Ik'pnblicans niighl lit1 liciler off il Nixon re- signed, lie said llicre was ;i growing feeling in parly Mini President) Jerry Kurd would be less conlrover- siiil." Percy also said thill conlin- ucd White House refusal lo Hun over all Walergalc inaicr- ia] sought or Hie House eoniniillee "could well be" an iinpuachahlo offense, ami "failure In produce CM i- deiice if Jaworski gol a coml order...would he an imneacha- ble nlfense." Tin' indictments returned hy Die grand jury climbed all seven di'lendanis willi conspir- ing ID Uie investigation of ihe Watergate break-in. All liul Parkinson. .Mnvdiau and Colson also were charged willi lying under iialli in an eflni'l lo maintain Uie cover-up. The F I I s be r g indiclinenl charged tlial Khrlichman, Col- son am! lour nlliei's eonspiied in violale the civil rights of Dr. Lewis Kidding, wluisi' Heveily Hills. Calif., office was entered Sept. :i. UI7I. in an etforl to ohlaiii Kllsheig's file. The other defendants. Cordon I.iddy, Mcinard 1-. r.arkcr, F.ugenio 11. and DC Diego, are scheduled for arraignment lie- fore U.S. Oisliict .Hulge der- hard A. (iesell Thursday. In addition In the conspiracy charge, Il r I i c 11 m a n was charged with lying lu llie FBI and a grand jury. In a related Walcrsale de- velopment, two business lead- ers said had dam- aged the national economy and llie ability of the Nixon administration In solve eco- nomic problems. The commenls were made nil NliC. Iclcvinn's "Meet Tile I'rcss" Sunday by Arch Hoolli, chief executive ol'licer nl the Chamhcr of Commerce of the Stales, and I'.. Douglas Kcnna, president of Hie tional Association iff Mannfac- liirers. Despite Threats, Rain Officially .65 lly .101': IMCY II llcporicr-NcHS Staff Writer Despite. flasti flood warning, a severe thunderstorm alert and finally tornado watch over the weekend, loi'ecasters at Die Na- tional Wealhcr Service s.iid Monday thai Abilene uoi tiff Big Housing Bill Vote Seen Today N' (API -The Senate plans a final vole Inday on a massive billion housing bill going far beyond President Nixon's recommen- dations. Senate passage is cer- tain. The administration lias decided to light the bill when i( is considered later by (he House. The House will begin debate Wednesday on ;inollier major measure an billion education bill revising and ex- tending the aid programs for grade and high schools. This promises to be (lie bat- tleground for anollier in the long series of fights over school busing, liul floor voles on this legislation will not take place until the following week. Tlie Senate may lake up lal- er in Hie week a bill lo restore (he dcalh penally in certain cases. The leadership originally had scheduled for llie week a hill to set ni> procedures lo give Congress control of the federal budget. Km il was put off after several Senators said Ihe subject was .SD complex Iliev needed more lime to slu- dy il. The housing bill contains ii Democratic snhsliliilc for Nix- on's special revenue sharing plan on funds for the cities. It lumps logelher money for all llic present roninmnih ile- velopmenl programs such urban renewal and Model Cil- ies. However, il retains feder- al strings on Hie limds which Ihe President wanted lo diop. HUCKEB Q. How many limes has Hie railroad promised lo repair the crossing on In- dnslrial Blvd. thai Inlersccts with S. Trcadaway south of Ihe country clnli? The crossing Is gelling beyond tolera- tion. They worked over lhal slrip of tracks abbnl a week ago hn( Ihe cross- Ing was only made worse. They prom- ised in Action Line nbonl four nr five monlhs ago lo repair il. So far no ac- tion. A. Yeah, we know, we've had oilier com- olainls. The latest word from Trainmaster fl. K. Kennedy is tliat within less than Ihree iionlhs (can you sland Ihe crossing will in as smooth as Ihe top of your (able. Crews iave already removed one sel of Iracks (lhat's why it's rough righl nowl. will short- ly remove some old lies lhal were under the Tracks and then asphalt the whole thing. "If lltcy'H be a liltle patient, a iillle longer, I Ihink they'll he happy with says Kenne- dy. Q. I'm a junior at ACC and a Acllon I.I no reader. A fcnv SRI) I bough! a spill COM hide coal from a local store. The coal cost and I've worn II only 15 times. .Some bad spots have hcen snowing up on Ihe sleeve and (he hack of the coal. I look II back lo llie. store, and could nnl believe Ihe rude treatment I received. The spots on the leather were "characlerislic." I was lold anil the store uoitld do nothing about I lie in. look the coal to i man here who has n good reputation for his knowledge of leallicr goods and he lold me Ihe lealhrr was defective. Now (he hem of the coat has fallen onl. Please help inc. For me, Is a lol lo pay lor a coat lhaf falls aparl afler only 15 wear ings. A. If the coat is truly defeclive, (he Belter Ilusiness liiireau should be able to recover your money. Since you've already filed a there, give them a couple days lo work on il. Merchants arc usually willing to i-rtopci'alc to keep a clear record with llie milt.'This may end up in a shouting contest with riobndy really winning anything but you're righl, is a lot of money. You may have lo chalk up lo experience. linie look closely at merchandise be- fore yon buy il. Q. Ahllcnr Study Club Is making crn- Icrpleces for Ihe Folklore Convention fc here in April. We'd like In cane road- runners bill we don'l knou uhal nf wood Is easicsl lo carve. Do yon knmi any woddcamrs in Abilene1.' A. Balsa wood is sod and easy lo carve but very durable. Von probably couldn't find any thick enough anvway. While pine is your besl bet. It's sturdier and relatively easy lo carve. Your next problem is locating I hick while pine. Lumber companies don'l slock il and we didn't find any al Ihe shops. Yon may wind up gluing (wo nieces logeilier. If yon clamp il good. Klmcr's should do the job 0. A lew ago on .Music Country USA, .lerry need sang a song about oil. My husband who works In oil management fell .lerry summed up Ihe rmnlilions surround- ing Ihe fuel shortage as il relates lo Ihe middle class We've tried to recall Ihe uords hnl to no avail. Cmilil MIII piissi- bly help? A. Not much. The local station was not sent llic lyrics, as il .some- limes is. Now we considered wriling Ihe people al NBC bnl changed onr minds be- cause of pasl experience. They never an- swer onr lellcis Yon iniqhl write Keed in care of NhC. .Ill liockef'eller Xew York If Ihe network gels an indication lhal iho song is a real winner. Iliere's a chance Heed inUilil cut a record of your oil song since .XHC owns Now sonic depressing news. We'ie ubout 10 have a record shortage. PVC. a liy-prod- ud of oil, is used in iiiamifacliirijig records- arid is in shorl supply. Jerry Heed may not be doing a whole lol of recording in Ihr'nrat' Inline. Help! My box springs arc squeak- ing. I've only had (he set two years and it's squeaking in all four corners. How In slop Ihe squeak and vihal causes II anuiayV A. Doi Shepherd, in llie inamc.is reno- business, says you probably have a spring mill lhal has pnllo.il loose from ihc wood frame. The cover needs lo he removed i.nrl Ihe spring nnil stapled back lo Hie frame. .She suggests taking il back lo llic slorc lhal .sold il in you in Hip firsi place. They should repair il. If they won't or if you bonghl il in another city, most any mallress rcnovaling company can repair il. Address questions to Action Line, llov :10. Abilene, Texas Names will nol he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include lele- lilione numbers il possible, lighi even willi respect to rainfall Korecasler Jack Schnabcl said lhal because the upper-level low pressure s y s 1 e m dilly-dallied over Arizona and finally liirned mjrEIieaslwai'fl, Ihe heavier raijis misscd Abilene altogether. Overall damage f r o m Ihe slorm. which resulted in an offi- cial ,lir> inch lolal rainfall for Abilene, was relatively light. In one isolated event, lightning struck a group (f oil storage tanks at Luedcrs. causing an ex- plosion and fire. DAMACK was estimated at more than and although Ihe rain hampered firefighling efforts, no one was injured. Korecasler D. W. Kck said lighlning also knocked out some weather service e q n i p m e. n I briefly. The siocm's passage lefl early morning fog in ils wake. One Texas International flighl from San Angelo was imahle to land al .Municipal Airport, said man- ager Carlos 'I'allcy, because of Die "snckcd-in" conditions. The a.m. flighl lo Dallas unil on ID ils destination afler fog cul visibility lo oiie-eighlii of :i mile at B a.m. and 7 a.m. Monday. K.ck said really dense fog began lo accnmnlale al ahout o a.m. Neither Ihe Texas Highway Pairnl office in Abilene nor Die Abilene Police Deparimem re- porled any accidenls Dial could be linked lo Ihe foggy condi- lions. lldvVK.VKU. KIICI! IICI-SIMIS reporled in condiiion morning afler a car-lnick collision near Cisco wh'.cli oc c n r r e d during llu1 heavy ram--lurin. l-lck saiii combination of nigliliimi' cooling and residual innisiurc from Ihc rain caused Ihe fog. which had dissipated in Abilone niid-innining. rilien hajipcns aflei- a rain." he said. 1'ick said three d i I i I e r e n I alerls issued bv the weath- er service Saturday and Sunday but Ilia! all of Hie proved lo be false alarms. A Hash Hood-naming was is- sued Saturday and extended to Sunday because Die tardiness of Hie front delayed expected pre- cipitation. On Sunday a severe thunderstorm warning was is- sued from p.m. lo p.m. Kiua'.ly a lornadu watch was issued from p.m. lo R p.m. .Sunday, but nol twisters or fun- nel clouds were sighled any- where in llie area. Eck said. "TO TKI.I, you Ihe Iru111 Ihe only reports had out here had reference lo small K.ck said. The lack of more severe weather was atlrihnled lo Ihe shift in the low pressure system and its associaled cold from. "We canghl Ihe southern edge of Die heavy Schnabel e.xolained. Sunday's was the. first rain in HI days, since .57 inch fell Kcb. 21. The problems willi phone service which occurred at that lime are not expected lo result from Sunday's because of Ihe '.ack of high winds, which caused minute cracks in phone cables. BOH IHilDGKS. district plant manager for Southwestern Bell Co.. said Monday that he is ox- peeling "no moio (rouble than normal1' and "less loan last time.'1 K.ck said lhal because a high pressure system has fallen be- hind Ihe from, which is expected to move slowly easluard. clear- ing conditions and lem- peraliires are especial. Kck no new trrmis are in Ihc ofling for Hie area. Howev- er, another cold from now pass- ing through northern California may ci aflrcl Hie area, he said. WHERE II RAINED .Municipal Airpwi Total for Year .Normal for Vcar Mli l.lano liH2 ISlll -I'll lUillw mil M.'ili Slate lives s- KM Al.l'iANV AXSOX AVOCA I'.. MHI) HAI.UXGKI! HHOWXWOOI) CISCO CI.VDI-: col. CITS' COMAXCIII-: I'lsoss ri.Aixs IH-: I.KOX DCUI.IX Xmlh (iOI.DTIIWAITK (JOI.'KK CiOllMAN 1 1 1 1 y .411 .fill .711 1.25 ..10 .51 1.511 I.HI 1.01) .21) .24 IIASKKI.I. HAvYI.KY IIKItMI.KUllI KXOX CITY LAWN I.CKDKlfS MKHKKl, l.tiS 1.1-8 .fill .S-l .41 I..IU .711 1.411 1 51) 1.511 0.5. OEPARTMTMT Of COMMERCE National service (Vrfuslher Po. I.AI -vrm VICIUITY tjo-iniit rtJl.ijM lp.ir lo unrlls' cloudy Itirouqh I '.rst'oy. (liid vrtridljle vdncl', trco-n. I-Q m S lo 15 oipn TuciCIny Irdny 1.1 (O'j Lov; loniijhl in '.'.iql' in ll.c low 701. ndina   

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