Abilene Reporter News, April 7, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

April 07, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 83RD YEAR, N0.'294 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 7, PAGES IN EIGHT SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY -Ho Slate One ByGARYBALDRlMiE Keporler-News Sfatf Writer 'Abilene voters turned out in fewer numbers than expected' Saturday to oust one school board incumbent, force two others into run-offs and ap- prove a tax ceiling hike. A total of voters went to the polls, as Ham Middle- brooks defeated incumbent Mr. Claud McAden and three other, challengers for Place 6 on the board. Dr. Herman Schaffer, Place 5 28 more votes to avoid a run-off. As a result he will face Jimmy Dan Bourland on Tuesday, April 23. ALSO IN a runoff are Plat 4 incumbent Mrs.'William K. (Margaret) Rutledge and chal- lenger Wally Bullinglon. In the tax issue, '85.808 cent voted for authorization to Incumbent loses; 2 Others in Runoffs Abilene Voters Also Authorize Boost in School Maintenance Tax Vole By Boxes, Pg. I6A increase the maintenance or operations.tax from to per valuation. The Saturday turnout was only about '200 more than the number cdst in Tuesday's city council election, and it fell far short of the record voles cast in Hie 1972 school trustee election. In the Place 4 rate, Bul- ington look 35.4778 with voles followe dby Mrs. liut- Icdge with 32.5844 per cent, or votes.. Willie Bane -re- .ceived 613 voles, Jerome mill 208 and Dr. Earl Harrison 701. CLACK 5 Or. Schaffer finished wilh votes tor 49.4331 pei- cent. He needed to avoid a runoff with MRS. WILLIAM RliTLEDGE in Place 4 runoff Bourland, who. tallied votes for 37.2294 per ceiit. Olhcr tolals in Place 5 arc: Harry "Red" HoweU, 190; Paul Grohmari, 119; Boyce WALLY. BULL1NGTON Place 4 challenger, Wayne McKenzic, 1.SD6: and Kent Book, 7. Hook withdrew from the race too late to be taken off the ballot. In Place 6, Jliddlebrooks re- 'Old Sharron Neighbors, a member of the Roby Volun- teer Fire Department's Women's. Auxiliary, re- presented her'team Saturday in Jlerkel as 13 area fire departments competed races. The idea of this particular event was to get the nozzle firm- ly attached to the the water pressure got too great, and before .the tirewoman got.wet (Staff 'Photoby John Davis) It to Every one By MIKE MUHPHEY licporter-News Staff Writer MlillKEL Women's Aux- iliary and Volunteer Fire De- partment groups from Mefkel, Roby and. Clyde joined in "firc-figliting" races Saturday afternoon at the- 7lsl scmi-annnal meeting of the Firemen and Fire Marshals' Association of Mid-West Tex- as. Six-woman and two-woman teams from each town com- peted against the clock in sct- iing up fire- pumping through it. Some of the teams turned in good times, but most succeed- ed in getting themselves, the judges and the spectators soaked. Most Incumbents Fare Well In Elections in Big Country Incumbenls for the most part fared pretty well in city and school elections through- out the Big Country Saturday but in Jaytoii .two incum- bents have to try again. Two places were open on the Jayton ISO school board, with three persons running for that spot. John Fowler polled 64 voles to be elected lo Ihe board, while incumbents Bud- dy Caliagher and Bill sartain Roundup, Pg. bolh received 63 voles. Sarlain and Gallagher.will be in a runoff lo determine who will serve on Uie board. There were elections in nearly 50 area towns Satur- day. A record turnout of voters was noted in Sweelwa- ler for the school board race. Inside Today Police Corruption Blamed on Pressures The president of Ihe Police Foundation blames wide- spread police corruption on political pressures and hypocritical efforts to legislate morals. Pg. 14- A. There's an English riding club ot Dyess AFB and the West Texos terrain provides interesting bar- riers far the horsemen. Pg. 17A. Recordings columnist Jim Conley offers some com- ments on Wednesday's Doobie Brothers concert, a show which drew more than fans. Pg, IB. Abilene. Events Calendar 4B Amusements 1-4B Austin Notebook 5A Barry's World1............4A Big Country Calendar...... 38 Books 4B Bridge 23A Business News 19, 20A Classified 9-15C Crossword Fuxile Editorials 4A Form News 16C Horoscope 24A Hospital Patients 13A Jumble Puntc 11A Morkcts 1B-20A Obituaries Oil 8C Recordings IB Setting the Scene IB Soorts 1-8C Texas 25A This Week In West J5A Todoy tn History.......HA To Your Good Health 26A TV Tab I.HE Women's 1-14D Three incumbents seeking reelection to the Stonewall Memorial Hospital Board in Stonewall County were all de- feated Saturday in elections held in Aspermont and Old Glory. Defeated were J. O.Kidd, C. T. Pierce and T. Maxwell. Elected were Sirs. Marvin' Crawford, Mrs. Otto i-'raser and Carl Dickcrson. Jim Chestnut, incumbent' Mayor of Slrav.it, was reelect- ed in municipal voting. Chest- nut, who received 92 votes, dc- fealed Dr. William Buekncr, who was listed on the ballot and received SS vote's. He also warded off a write-in cam- paign for Clifford Gibson, who (allied 70 write-in ballots. incumbents on the Ros- coe !SD school board were de- feated, mil another was re- turn ed.lo office. Elected were incumbent Herbert Williams and Bob Joy and Don Rich- burn. Defeated incumbents were Harold Hayncs and J. R. Freeman. Two incumbents on the De I.eon ISO school board were defeated in what was leaned "very heavy balloting" Satur- day in De I.eon.. Defeated incumbents were Troy McKiltip and Bobby G. Winkle s. Elecied were George W. Hodges, Mor- ris and Eddie I.indlcy. FOLLOWING THE women's competition, the men's teams rcpresenling 13 Big Country area., volunteer lire depart- ments competed in similar events to highlight (he.Satur- day meeting. Over 2tp firemen and wom- en's auxiliary members at- lended the meelmg which was .dedicated lo the memory of .tour Clyde volunteer firemen who lost their lives when a burning truck exploded on Feb. 11. 'This association donated to the widows of these four men here an- nounced Wayinon -Adcpck.lhe Merkel Volunteer Fire Diepl. Chief who was in charge of Uie convention. ,THE Roy Lee Ira Roy Akers, Michael -Ron- aid Warren. and Marc Kenl Gilmore, died.as a rcsill of Ihe Iruck explosion. Meetings of Ihe association arc held each six months in a different member town. "We hold these get-togethers pri- marily for the fellowship in- explained Adcock. "We liiect lo gel to know each olher, (o exchange ideas, and lo have a liltlo JIMMY HOUULAXI) faces Dr. Schaffer ccived votes, outdistanc- ing his closest rival, Mrs. lie-Aden, by voles. -Mrs. .McAden, who now leaves I he board after 13 years of S'EI v- 1IE1IMAN saiAl-'l'T.ll in runoff ice. garnered 90S. O'fllKK TOTALS in Place C include I'A Cole, Mrs. Jack (Joyce) McGloihlin, 713; and Chuck Harrison, :t72. 11AM M Ware 6 Mrs. Kulleilge carried all four .soulhside boxes, gaining her largest support at Voting Precinct, 3, Taylor County Health Unit, with 417 votes. Libya's Khadafy Has Power Diluted By flic Associated Pres Libyan s t r o n g m a n Col. Moaivmiar Khadatylias been "relieved" of his "po- liiical and func- tions, but lias not'been de- posed, a; Libyan- government .source said Saturday night in Tripoli.1 The 'source, who .asked to remain; anonymous, 'stressed tliat the. fiery 3-year-old I A- byan strongman remains in charge; of the 'armed forces, .although he has relinquished some duties to Libyan Pre- mier Abdel Saiem Jalloud. The changes in the Libyan government were first report- ed by Rgypl's official Middle East Hews Agency in Cairo, which j claimed that Jalioud, Khadafy's vight-hnnd had (lie colonel of power anil pushed him into a figurehead position. A Libyan 'spokesman earlier acknowledged he was aware of the1 foreign press reports, bul said only "thai Khadafy has delegated his powers, ad- ministrative and to Jalloud. The premier who is in Faiis for the memorial serv- ices for the late French Presi- dent Georges Pompidou, dec- lined to comment on the re- ports. It remained unclear whether i Khadafy. v.ho has ruled Libya wilh a tight grip since taking power in a coup four years ago, had requested the changes or if he was gradually being eased out of power. Khadafy, an ideologue and a spellbinder to Libyan masses, is known (6 be disdainful of protocol normally reserved for heads of state. More than once threatened I'o resign, only to withdraw the resigna- tion a short lime later. Diplomatic sources in Beirut said that Khadafy had "volun- tarily relinquished" some of his dulies to Jalloud, but that he still remains the undisputed leader of the oil-rich North Af- rican nation. "Apparently Khadafy has limited his role to something similar to a Chairman Mao Tse-lung in one of the Arab diplomatic sources in Beirut. The Middle East Xrr.vs Agency's report cited text of a decree issued by Libya's niling Revolutionary Council calling for the shift of duties from Khadafy to Jallond. It said copies of the decree, das- ed April 2. had been circulate! COL. KHABAFV not deposeil lo foreign .embassies in Tripo- li. In Washington, a Stale De- partment spokesman said Hie. U.S. mission tad. received the decree, but thb department had not been" able to obtain any clarification ot it. The decree spoke of changes in functions and did not refer to' any changes in titles. Cur- S.U.F.M .1A1.LOU1) 1 gains diitisc renlly, Khadafy is Hie chair- man of I lie Hevolulionary Command Council arid, as such, the president nf .Jalloud is vice chairman of the council and premier. Telephone communications between Europe and the Li- byan capilal were operating normally and the official Li- byan news agency said Tripoli Carr-Osorio Jury Recesses for Day DALLAS A federal jury recessed Us deliberations late Saturday in the fraud anil conspiracy trial of former Texas Ally. tlen. Waggoner Carr, former stale insurance commissioner John Osorio ynd Dallas businessman David Hoover. .Deliberations were to re-' siime a.m. Monday. Shortly before recessing, ju- rors asked to hear parts of testimony given by defendant.. Hoover and former co'defen- (tanl Thano Dameris. The panel already haiUisked for .and received documents and charts entered as evi- dence, in liie case. Delibera- tions began at II a.m. 'The case: grafh-1 The case was tried indirect- ly lo the 1971 Sharpslnwn Scandals. In these, the govern- ment a II e K e d thsl Frank Shatp and others conspired lo make questionable loans tn state officials so they could buy stock. The slock was manipulated upward, said the Securities and Exchange Commission; so the officials conlil- make quick, large profits. The SEC called this a form oh bribery to gel Sharp's. pet': banking measures through the legislature. H' ne of on trial Satur- day held political office when the alleged slock manipula- tions took place. Center of the trial was the government allegation tral the defendants improperly used, slock of RIC International, Inc., as collateral for large bank, The government said transaction was not registered and that the slock- was otherwise committed. Hearst Says Daughter 'Bi ainwas FRAXCISCO Randolph A. Hearsl said Sat- urday he believes his kidnaped daughter has been brain- was h e d. "Sixty days cart change people's he said. "I think she.believes some things, I don't.think she believes others." Hearst, said in an interview that it was "ridic-jlous" 'lo as- sume the million that has been placed in escrow to be used for a free food pro- gram. The Hearsl Corp. said Ihe money would be released when Miss llearsl, '20, is freed .unharmed. llearsl, the editor and presi- dent of the' Sau Francisco Ex- aminer, said thai Ihe terms of the escrow agreement specify that "she has lo be released to her parents." SLA Gen. Held Marshal Cinque said on the latest tape that .Miss Hearst had been ac- cepted as a comrade in Ihe terKrisl organisation and was free lo leave whenever she wished.. Miss Hearst, who' ctatoimced her father as a "corporate li.'ir.'' s.iitl she had boeii given the choice of bci'ng released in a safe area or joining the Sl.A. "I have'chosen lo stay and she declared. ;