Thursday, March 21, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 21, 1974, Abilene, Texas gfoflew "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAH, NO. 276 I'll ONE 673-4271 ABILENE. TEXAS. THURSDAY MARCH 2lTlH74-34 PACKS IN THREE SECTIONS Amtociuleti Pruss By EI.ME nUCKEH 'Extension7 Section Used to Save Time Q. Ill [he Congressional lU'conl, (he musings iinil insertions o( various ilcms hv representatives arc in Ihe "Extension of Remarks" section at Hie back of Hie voluinc. Senators are equally prone lo pul such gems in hij( (heirs sliovv up in (lie main body of (he volume as Iliougli the scna- (or rose up and read or nltereil the words while on Ilic door of Ilic Senate chamber which would be inosl rare. Is Ihis difference due to "rank" since xenalors hold Iheinselvcs lo be in (lie "upper A. No, tlic difference is (here arc -135 representatives and only 1.00 senalors. To save lime and cut out long-winded speeches or extraneous material, a representative is allowed (with prior permission from the Speaker of the House) [o insert part or all of a proposed splendiferous speech in the ''Kxlcnsion of liemarks" section. If eacli representative made a complete speech each day, the session would lie hopelessly bogged down and the Congressional Record would look like (lie Washington phone bnok. Everything piinlcd in the main body of the record is supposed to be read or'said in Congress, says Cong. Omar Burleson's of- fice. (j. Who would 1 contact about playing professional baseball? I'm particularly inlcrcslr.d in a minor league team such as (he Houston Astros farm team. A. Drop a nole to Pat Gilliek, Direc- lor of Scouting for the Astros, at Box 2S8, Houston 77001. As long as age isn't against you (22 is maximum right now) Gillick will see to it that a seoul gels in lunch with you. He'll most likely send someone out lo watch yon play. Astro scouts will be checking out Wesl Texas in about two months. In your letlci', give your age, weight, height, what position you play and previous high school and college experience, Q. Is the tire departmenl taking old tricycles and bicycles yelV I have a couple of old ones, I wouldn't mind get- ling rid of. Where do I lake them, who do I call'.' A. The firemen aren't repairing right yet but take .the bikes to any fire station and they'll be stored until fall when Ilic firemen start their repair project. Once repaired, they're turned over to Goodfellows and giv- en lo needy children al Christinas. Q. I'm a beginner at colleeling differ- on! kinds of money and I'd like to know who all signed SI, S3, and SM bills and when was Ilic lust year they were print- ed? A. Lasl we heard they were still printing dollars. If they've quit, that explains Ihc shorlace at our bouse. A good currency book will be helpful lo yon. Coin dealer- collcclor D.It. Pratt suggests "Donlon Unil- rtl States Currency." It sells for under lisls every bill ever printed and who signed them all" the way back to the first bill printed in 1861. Q. My pepper plant's leaves are turn- ing brown ami yellow and wilting. Whal's'wroug'.' Who .can lell me how to care for it properly? A. Since at last reporl we have neither a Mother Nature Hospital or a Plant Parent- hood Program here (yes, there really are such our County Agent at Ihe old courthouse may be your best source of help. Plants arc like people; without seeing Ihcm il's hard to diagnose their ailments. Bui a wild guess is you're either overfeed- ing it or il has sonic kind of miles. Or plant expert Paula Carter says il might be burned from windwhip. Address lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names Hill not be used but ntusl be signed and addresses given. Please include, tel- ephone numbers if possible._________ 'Hair-Raising' Account Given "Hair" isn't exactly a musical for the' student barbers at Texas Barber College in Abilene, who must contend wilh differ- ent types of heads and hairs in the seven-month course. Their hair-raising story is told on Pg. 1 B. NEWS INDEX Amusements Bridqe Business Mirror Business Moles Classified Comics Editorials Horoscope......... Hospilal Policnls Obituaries Sports To Your Good Heollh TV Loq TV'Scent Warren's News ____ 4C 9A ____ 8A 5B 6-10C ____ 5C .....8B 3A I 1C 1-3C .....7B 10A IOA 3B New Subpoena Aimed at Nixon WASHINGTON (AP) The special Watergate prosecutor's office lias subpoenaed addition- al documents from Ihe While House, il was disclosed today. A spokesman for prosecutor Leon Jaworski said Ihc subpoena directed lo Presi- dent Nixon was sewed on Ihe White House last Friday. Dead- line for compliance is Monday. The spokesman declined lo .say what thesiipoena demanded. Earlier, .lames D. SI. Clair. President Nixon's chief Water- gate lawyer, acknowledged in -a television interview that a sub- poena haci been received from the special prosecutor. St. Clair a'ppeared on Hie MUG "Today's show Jaworski disclosed on 'Feb. 14 in a leller to Ken. James 0. Kaslland, D-Miss., chairman of Hie Senate Judiciary Com- mittee, that Presidenl Nixon had refused lo give him mate- rial he considered vital lo his invesligalion. .laworski told Kaslland thai I ho material Nixon had refused In supply included 27 lapcs sought for the investigation of Ihc Watergate cover-up as well as evidence relaling lo invesli- galions of contributions from Ihe dairy industry and the ac- tivities of the so-called While House plumbers unil. The I'l-csidi'iK has contended in several recent public appear- ances lhat he has given Ja- worski all Hie material he needs lo complete his investiga- tion. Double-Barreled Exhibit Jack Chisholni Jr., 3181 Over Slrcel, shows some of leclion belonging lo his father. Jack Chisholm Sr. The fair, his Western-painlings lie will exhibit at Ihe West sponsored' by Hie Abilene Parks and Hocroalion Deparlmenl, Texas Arts and Crafts Fair Salitrday and Sunday, al the Civic Center, costs 50 cents for adults. (Staff photo He'll also exhibit antique guns from a.private col- Don Blakleyj Highway Meet Support Urged Chamber of Commerce Assl. John Womble is urg- ing as much cilizcn support as possible al Ihe "Porl-to-Plains Highway" hearing al 7 p.m. Friday in Ihe Abilene Civic Center Phil Wilson, director of Ihe Planning and Research Divi- sion of the Texas Highway Depl.; Jack Ilousworth, his assistant, and .lake Roberts, local highway department clis- Iricl engineer ot Abilene, will serve on the highway deparl- menl panel lo galhcr informa- tion relating lo (be extension of Interstate 27 from Lnbbock soulhcast toward llouslon. Ilclalcd slory. Pg. 2A Main testimony lo be given al the hearing will concern the I'orl-lo-Plains Highway route being proposed by Ihc Abilene Chamber and other cities in the area. Womble said. THIS ItOUTU would cxlend III 27 south from Lubbock on U.S. S4 through Post and Sny- der lo Roscoe on III 20 at a point 50 miles west of Abilene, easl on III 20 lo Abilene, soulh on U.S. XJ through Colcman lo Hrownwood. soulh on U.S. through l.ampasas to Austin. Area Vegetation Hopefully Spared JOK OACV H Lteporler-N'cws Slaff Writer Forecasters al Ihe National Weather Service said Thursday thai the Abilene area may be spared any serious damage lo plants caused by Wednesday's cold front. Fnrecasler Jack Schnabel said thai because Ihc from, which passed through the area Jil 5 p.m., is moving so quickly east- ward il'may not cause much of a problem for area frail trees. Temperatures dropped into Ihc low Ms, lo 30 degrees Thurs- day morning, Schnabel said, lie added lhal he expected only "a limited amount of plant loss and no great loss in fruit Irecs and such." AS THE COI.D air mass rush- es, oui of the state il will allow warmer winds from Ihc south lo enter (he area, Schnabel ex- plained. may nol experience a freeze he said Thurs- day, adding thai lempcralurcs around Ihc Big Country aver- aged lows of degrees, The slow relurn of a southerly air flow is expected to produce considerable cloudiness on Fri- day, he said. If iho first cold from has ceased to become a thrcal lo plant-life, a second cold fronl approchiug from Iho north will cause oven fewer problems. Schnabel said. THE SECOND front is expect- ed lo slide off lo Ihe norlheasl and nol affect the Abilene area. Kainfall from the firsl front's passage was slight, however. Tlic Weather Service rccorde-.l only M inch al Hie Municiivil airport, wilh an accumulation for Ihe year of 1.-I5 inches. Areas to Ihc north of Abilene, including Avoca. l.ucders .ind Knox Cily. received more of the wr-l fluff, with 30 inch each WEATHER U.S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nalicnal Scrwice (Wcalher Mop, Pq. ]A) ABILENE AND VICINITY H0-mile rad- iusl Dccreasirfl cloudiness lodav. Fair loninhl. Mosllv clouds- Friday. Norlhcrly winch 10 lo 20 rrtph bccomir-q lighl and southerly luniqM. llirjti locTny In lite uoncr 40s. Low Icnlghl in Ihc Ij.vrr Jflv High in upper S3S Hjpri narf low far 24 houri ending p a m.: iO and M. Hirpli And low ininc oMIe year: 19 and il. Surnel lasl nloM. lunrhc lodoy: 7 JJ: lunscr loninlil: on Slate 71 lo Columbus al a point on III III about nil miles west of llouslon and leading on III lo llouslon. Womble said lhal Ihe pres- entation of information and arguments for Ihis route would be made by Hub Hailcy. chairman of the Chamber's Highway Committee. Also speaking in behalf of Ihe route will be Abilene Mayor J.C. Hunter, Taylor Couniy .ludgc Roy Skaggs and Col. Kill Brown, commander of Ihe llfith Bomb Wing al Dyess A Hi. HI') SAID lhal il also is ex- pected lhal officials of oilier cities favoring this route will give testimony at Ihc hearing. These include counly commis- sioners, city coimcilmcn. may- ors, county judges, Chamber presidents, elf., from such cit- ies as Snyder, Slalon, 1'osl, Swcclwalci1. Colcman. llrown- wood, l.ampasas and Anslin. Womble stressed that the general public is invited lo at- tend Ihe public hearing and will be welcome to give lesli- niony before the Highway pai'lmcnl panel. "1VK MCIOn support in promoting our I'orl-ln- Plains Highway roulo." Wom- ble said. "ICveryone attending Ihc hearing will register and these registrations and Ihe mere presence of intcre.slcd citizens will lie made pail of Ihe official lesliniony." lie said lhat he hopes lhal more than 3011 attend Ihc pub- lic hearing Friday nighl lo lend Ihcir support lo Ihc pro- posed route being offered by Abilene and cilics along Unit route. Womble said that il is likely lhal persons promoting other routes will be present al the hearing lo give their argu- ments. WO.VIH.K SAID thai four hearings already have been held by Ihe Highway Dcpail- menl panel in l.ubbock, i.a- iriesa. Snyder and Ilig and that a fillh hearing will be in San Angclo March 27. There also may be later hear- ings in Austin and Houston. The L'xli'n.siou ot Intcislalo 27 from l.ubbock southward is a part of ;i federal sludy ior Ihe conslruclion or expansion of II) highways in the t'.S. These may be Ihc lasl III in- terstnle highways built in tlie U.S. The infoi illation gained by Ihc panel on Ihe proposed ex- tension o; Inlcr.slaic 27 south- ward will be forwarded by Ihe Texas Highway Deparlmenl to the U.S. Secretary of Trans- portation by Oct. 1. 197-I. Itc- ports on ail II) proposed high- ways ihcn will be submitted .Ian. I. lo Congress, which will make Ihc linal deci- sions. lVO.MIil.I-: SAID thai since mosl Iraflic flow in West Tex- as proceeds from west lo easl, [In1 plan being promised here would serve more people of Wesl Texas than any other mule proposed, affecting traff- ic from 101 counties and ap- proximately two million peo- ple. ueei lion. Nixon has said he has given (he special prosecutor tapes and some 701) documents. The .subpoena issued on Fri- Ihe The .subpoena issued on Fri- day was Ihe first directed al Ihe President by Ihc special prosecutor's office since lasl July when former special pros- I'cuior Archibald subpoe- naed tapes of nine presidential convorsiilions. refused lo comply wilh Ihc Cox .subpoena and the pros- ecutor initialed a court battle which ended only after Cox was fired under President Nixon's order. Nixon subsequently volun- tarily turned over Ihc lapes lo Ihc court. U.S. Inflation Steps Up Pace WASHINGTON lAI'i The pace of inllalion quickened in February with food and fuel prices pushing Ihc cosl of liv- im; up 1.3 per cent. Ihe second biggest monthly jump since UI51 Ihe govC'rnmcnl said lo- ci ay. The Labor Department .said lasl month's rise sent consum- er prices 10 per cent higher Ihan a year ago anil marked Ihe first lime since lhal Ihe- United Slates experienced double figure inllalion. II was the highest 12-monlli increase in the cost of living since consumer prices rose by lfl.2 per cent in Ihe 12 months ending January Nearly half Ihe February in- "crc-ase was attributed lo high- er food prices with the- price of beef raising 7.5 per cent, the sharpest jump since a O.li per cent increase in June 1517. Gasoline and oilier c-ncrgy ilcms were responsible for about a fifth of lasl month's increase in prices. The Consumer Price Index climbed last month to 141.5 of its IIIS7 average, meaning thai il cosl consumers lo buy the same amount of rclail goods and services lhal boughl in While consumer prices con- tinued Iheir sharp rise, real spendable earnings of workers dropped aimlhcr six-lcnlhs of one per cent in February and were down 4.5 per ccnl from a year ago. This Was Ilic largest decline over a year since the govern men I began keeping lhal stalislic in The February price report showed inllalion holding a firm grip across the economy, Fond prices rose 2.5 per ccnl; nonfood commodities, 1 per ccnl. and .services sc-ven-ienlhs Of I ]XT CC-lll. The .Nixon adniinislralion lias said il expects inflation In c o n I i n u e Us sharp pace throughout Ihe lirsl half ot Ihe year before beginning to case during the final six months. Director John T. Dunlop of Ihe Cost of Living Council- said Wednesday lhal February's surge- in fnod prices would be followed by moie moderate in- creases in March. April and May. "Our own c.slimaK' is lhai il will be the last month wilh a really pour record." Dunlop said Soaring gasoline and molor oil prices played a large, pail in Ihc over-all increase in con- sumer prices lasl nionlh, ris- ing 5.3 per (cut lo a level 30.9 per cenl above last February. Fuel oil and coal jumped 3.8 per cent, the- smallest increase in live months to a level 58.8 per ccnl higher Ihan a year ago. Average prices for gasoline alone increased 5.5 per cent. Tlie average- price, for regular jumped 40.1 cents per gallon and for premium 5.27 cents per gallon. ['rices of regular gasoline have now risen 22 per conl and premium gasoline lfl.8 per cent since the- Labor Depart- ment began publishing aver- age prices four months ago after Hie start of the Arab oil embargo. (imcery prices Ihc major portion of the lood index jumped three per ccfil in Feb- ruary, substantially more than usual for the month. The price of res I a u r a n I meals and snacks food away from home was up sevcn-lcnlhs of one per cent. The big increase in beef prices followed a smaller in- crease in January and dec- lines in the last three monllis of Fresh vegetable prices also were up lasl month in- stc-ad of declining as Ihcy usually do. About the only decline in food prices was that for poultry. Mistake Nets Military Man Jail Welcome CAPF. ELIZAIIF.TH, .Maine iAl'1 A. Kinney gol less than a hero's welcome when be relumed home Ihis week from an Ifl-monlh Army stint in Korea, lie was mistak- enly thrown in jail for desei1; lion. Kinney showed officials his discharge papers, bin an Army (Iyer lisled him as de- sei'icd and Ihc Federal Bureau of Investigation computer al Ihe National Crime Informa- lion Center confirmed the re- porl. officials said. I'T'om the Cumberland Coun- ly Jail Kinney was allowed to call bis congressman. Rop. Polcr N. Kyios. who got him (nil several hours later. "lie was forlunale In be out lhal fast." said Sgt. Santo J. Dicicco. the AlVOI, apprehen- sion supervisor al Foi'l Do- U'jis. .Mass. "11 usually lakes us from three lo five djus lo check tlie records. This hap- pens quite often." Said Kinney of Ihe mistake: figured il was typical Aniiv." etree Named Business AID Campaign Chief Sam Oglclrce. dislrici manag- er of Soulhwcslern Hell, was chosen Uosiness All) campaign chairman al Ihe an- nual membership and board of directors meeting T h u r s d a y morning at the ACC Cafeteria. Qglclrcc lakes the reins from outgoing chairman l.croy Langs- Ion, executive vice president of Citizens National liank. Al Ihe 7 a.m. breakfast mccling. Langs- ton praised Ihe wnik of Ihc campaign officers and commcnlcd lhal I he raised was an indication lhat Abilene cares about ils three colleges. Named vice chairman al Ihc meeting was Dun Maples, presi- dent of Hank of Commerce. Ken Murphy, cxeculivo vice presi- dent of First National Itank. is Ihe new chairman foi Ihc major gills division. TIIKKK XICW di r r I o r s named Thursday were P. Kol- vice president of Xa- lional: Sam Waldrnp. Abilene businessman and city council- man: and Dan Ilixson. prcsidenl of Dan llixson Chevrolet. Dave 151 unihcan was named executive director. Dr. John C. Stevens, president of Abilene Chrisiian College, is- sued a challenge lo Kusiness AID workers. He said if people will continue lo support the pio- giam. which strives lo financial- ly strengthen the Hirer local col- leges, liicn Ihe schools will con- tinue grow and contribute more to the local In other acliini Thursday morning. Hie group approved several by-laws, including our allow, Iliisiness All) lo SAM new AID chairman seek funds designated for capi- tal impruvcmcnls. In llu> past only unrestricted money has been raised. Sam Hay of the Diamond Shoppo conlributcd the fir.sl scholarship to Business AID af- ter Hie icslriclions were liflcd Thursday. Tbo scholarship will bo provided lo Ihe three colleges on ;i rotating basis cadi