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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE'TO FRIENDS OR-FOES YOUR WORLD'EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 319 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604; THURSDAY EVENING, MAY .2, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Prett By ELJ1E RUCXEB Bee Swarm in Attic Prompts Call for Help Q. Does anybody want some bees? My neighbor has 'em swarming in her attic and she'd like lo gel rid ol them. A. It's about that lime of Hie year when Action Line begins to get more than its share of swarming bee calls. We've passed along your name and address to a beekee- per who wanls them and will come out and Ihem. It doesn't seem like the s-ifeit occupation to us but there are several men who raise bees for Ihe honey and would like lo add a few swarms to Ihciv hives! The three names we can oiler are: Charlie Cone T. L. Moore (6T2-S876) and Clifton Carter Q- I'm Interested in the semi-pro baseball league here. Who do I con- (act about playing? A. Give City Athletic Director Mike Hall a buzz at 677-8201. He plans an.organizational meeting sometime next week, hasn't seltlcd on a date yet. llali tells us the league had seven ball clubs last year. He expects about the same number this year. Is It true that the Democratic chairman I n s r u c t e d the election judges lo permit anyone lo vote who came to the polls regardless If'a quali- fied voter of thai specific precinct? A. What he actually said, as far as the reporter who covered the meeting can re- member, is something lo Ihe effect that .lei's let'everybody vole that we possi- bly reporter was interviewing someone else at that moment so doesn't recall Die exact words or what followed. Anyway, we asked Democratic Chairman Larry Cunningham about it, he said the word had gotten lo him lhat a lot of people had destroyed or misplaced Ilieir cards and boundary lines were changed some people were not dear where they were supposed to vote. He told his workers to try (o determine which precinct a voter belonged in but if they couldn't explain where he should vote or couldn't determine because the voter had no registration card, Ihey should let lhat person vote anyway. The voter's name should be recorded, turned over to Tax As- sess or-Colic dor Burl King so a new card could be issued. Cunningham says, "All we're trying lo do Is vote the people eligible to vole.and not harass them." New voter registration duplicates have been mailed; if the cards'reach.everybody in lime, Cunningham feels this will elimi- nate 95 per cent of the voting problems. Q. I've nevtr heard ol a dog pound refusing lo pick up a stray dog after H had bitten someone. A lot of people don't have the facilities for holdjng a dog II days after it's bitten someone so why can't the dog pound pick them up and hold them for the required 10 days to watch for rabies? A. Bui Ihe Animal Shellcr docs pick Ihem up, says Foreman Jimmy Ford, and takes the dogs to a. veterinarian who keeps them 10 days from the dale of bite. If the dog belongs to you or if you've had the dog for a couple months, have been, feeding it, Hie shelter assumes it's your dog and therefore your responsibility lo walch it for (he 10 day period. Ford's records show the dog you reported was picked up April 25, Ihe day he received Ihe bile report. Since the dog actually bil somebody on the 16lh, the.shelter just kept him under observation f6r one day, the tenth day after the bite. Address questions lo Action Line, Box SO, Ablfene, Texas 7M04. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please in- clude telephone numbers II possible. Bradbury Gives Racing Views Bryan Bradbury, who sponsored a bill repealing horse racing in the Texas House in 1937, gives his views on the referendum voters will mark on their ballots Saturday in a story on Pg. 1-B. NEWS INDEX Amusements 1OA, Bridge................ IOA Business Mirror......... 13C Business Moles........... 8A Classified 9-13C Comics.................. 8C Editorials 4A Horoscope 14C Hospital Palicnls 2A Obiluorics 11A Sporls.............. 1-3.5C To Your Good Healih 4B TV Log 13C TV Scour !3C Women's News MAYOR J. C. HUNTER, left, CITY MANAGER FRED SANDLIN Wednesday first day on job for Sandlin Rain 'Good Omen' for Sandlin By BILL GOULD Reporter-News Klafl'Writer II was overcast and damp Wednesday morning when Fred fivnullin moved into his new office al cily hall, but he look Ihe rainy weather as a good omen. "II rained four inches the night before I started as city engineer in Bryan, and that was exactly 20 years the the new Abilene cily manager recalled. "1 felt good about -my new job thai morning, and I feel the same way here Sandlin said as he busied him- self with Ihe countless tasks of settling into his new surround- ings. "Of he reminisced, all thai-rain back then 1 spent most of my first week working on drainage prob- lems." THINGS SHOULD flow more smoothly this time around though, largely due to the efforts of Sandlin's prede- cessor, H. P. Clifton. "He said when the cily council appoinlecl me that he'd do his best to make the changeover as smooth as pos- sible, and he's ceilainly done said .Sandlin. The council's decision came on'March 14, four months af- ter Clifton announced that he planned to retire as cily man- ager in the pasl few weeks, has met with his successor often to brief him on city operations and to introduce him to some of Abilenc's leading citizens. "He's made this a lot eas- ier for everyone, especially Sandlin said. Although almost, a decade apart in is 57 and Clifton two men have, known each other per- sonally and professionally for many, years. "I've always had a high re- gard for Mr. Clifton'.and for his Samllin said. "Be- cause of tlial, since I became city manager at Bryan in 1958 kept i" touch with him more closely than with other cily managers around the slate." Perhaps as a result of their long-standing relationship, Ihcy share a very similar phi- losophy about city manage- ment. "BOTH OF; US-believe that our department heads should be allowed to do their jobs without undue interference. After all, Ihey are Ihe special- said. "We both feel thai the cily manager should make himself available if his department heads need help lie added. "And ultimately, the responsibility for the perform- ance of various departments rests with the city manager." Sandlin said also that he and Clifton have always agreed on the importance of close budget control. '.'I believe that a big part of my job is to work with my department heads in prepar- ing each year's budget and lo work with them later on in keeping expenditures in the new city manager main- tained. STEPPING INTO Clifton's shoes might not be completely comfortable for Sandlin al first. :As the Bryan city manager, he was accustomed to working with fewer city employes. In addition, his responsibilities in Ihe Brazos County community- did not include such things as a an- airport or a civic center. "But I'm leaving some things behind, lie pointed out. "At Bryan we had a mu- nicipally owned school district and power company. It'll be. nice not lo worry about Ihem anymore." There are some problems common lo cily governments everywhere, h o w e r, and Sanrtlin already' has estab- WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NoliifMl wtithcr Map, Pff. 2AI 'ABILENE AND -VICINITY radius) Fair lo porlly through Friday. A lilllft warmer today and lorvaht Soulherly winds fl la IB mp-h. High loday In the BOi. lonlehl In low High Friday In the mid K's. High ona low for 24 hours ending f -a m.-. 75 ond 57. High and low lame dale last year: 67 and 46. Sunscl last nfgM: sunrise loday: sunset lonlghl: linhed "a 'list of priorities to -deal with them. course, one of the first things I'll be. facing, is, year's he with the current inflation it's going to be very .difficult lo maintain a balanced budget." Tax revenues arc lagging far ".behind the rapidly rising costs of operating a city gov- ernment, he explained. "WE'LL HAVE to take a hard look at the way we're doing things and do our best lo increase efficiency and re- duce waste wherever possible. we may have to con- sider holding the line on hiring more city employes, especial- ly since salaries.accqunj_for more' than hall of -Uie total Sandlin said. "The one area whei-e I think we can always .improve, re- gardless of what city is-'in- volved, is in our employ-citi- zen the new city manager'emphasized. "f. feel very strongly about this, and while I'm confident: that our situation here is fine f still believe it's worth the ex- Ira effort lo make it even bel- ter." Top Steel Sets Price Hike PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) U.S. Steel Corp., the nation's largest steel producer, an- nounced today it will increase prices an average of 5.7 per cent on its total product line effective at midnight. The Increase will affect a broad range of steel, products used in everything from au- lombiles lo bobbie pins. No breakdown on prices was giv- en by the company. The steelmaker said the hikes cover only cost increas- es incurred since ..Ian. 31, in- cluding provisions in the new labor agreement which vent into effect Wednesday. "The increases are in line with those which would have been allowable under the pre- vious Cost of Living Council U.S..Steel said. Federal wage-price controls expired at midnight Tuesday. During Phase 4 of Ihe control program Ihe steel industry was allowed price hikes of 9.2 per cent. The announcement follows a per cenl price increase Wednesday by third-ranked National Steel on tin mill products used mostly in Ihe manufaclure of cans. Edgar B. Spcer, U.S. Steel's board chairman, said Ihe amount of increase was ''re- Nixon Given 6 More Day 'i: On Subpoena sponsive lo the nation's need for moderation in its- fight against inflation, particularly when consideration is given to Ihe rapidly surging cost in- creases which have occurred in recent months." He said during the first quarter of 1974 prices for cok- ing coal increased 57 per cenl, -scrap metal 142 per cent, tin 76 per cent, and energy pur- chases 26 per cent. U.S. Steel said "nearly all of the increase1 represents a movement of U.S. Steel's prices to levels already being charged in Ihe market by oth- er major domestic producers and well below world prices." U.S. Steel also said extra charges would be placed on some special steel-treating processes, such as pickling (cleaning steel wilh acid) and heat treating, and on alloying elements and coating materi- als. The revised exlra charges will become effeclivc with shipments on. May. 20. The company estimated exlra charges could average as much as per cenL on its slccl product line, bu'. could be reduced by individual cus- tomers changing Iheir order- ing practices. Girls Collect Top Places In Academic Race at AHS Terry Warren, daughter of Mrs. Theda Warren, was an- nounced as valedictorian of the 1974 graduating class at Abilene High School Thursday morning. Miss Warren leads'hcr class academically- wilh an overall high school grade point average of 6.48397 on a grading system i nwhich an A in regular courses receives six points ami an A in honors courses counts seven points. SALUTATORIAN of'Ihe 1974 class is Dana Elaine Watson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Watson. Her overall grarle average is 6.35686. Other members of the aca- demic "Top Six" are Paul Og- dcn, third with a of Mr. and Mrs. Eml] Ogden; Be- linda Kathleen Richards, fourth wilh a 6.29967, daughter ol Rev. and Mrs. Richard Richards; Charlotte Ann Webb, fifth with a 6.29945, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waller Y. Webb; and Wil- liam Paul Green, sixth with a 6.28694, son of Mr. and Airs. Wil- liam Green. All six will participate in the graduation ceremony May 28. The lop Iwo graduales will be Ihc commencement speakers, Jaworski Cites Law Breakdown SAN ANTONIO, Tc.V. (AP) Special Watergate prosecu- tor Leon Jaworski blames schools, the legal profession and society as a whole for "a breakdown in the leaching of the rool principles of law." "We have failed to impress upon the very young how the law functions lo prolcct indi- vidual rights how it pro- vides for orderly, democratic change; whal the difference is between dissent and violent protest; why individual rights must be balanced with individ- ual responsibility lo the total Jnworski lold H Law Day audience Wednesday. WASHINGTON (A P) President 'Nixon's lawyers, fighting a Watergate subpoe- na, were given sjx more days today in a move to avoid turn- ing over any more tapes and documents. %SV District Judge John J, Sirica "set a hearing for Way 8 on White House arguments that Nixon should not have to honor a sweeping subpoena from the Watergate special prosecutor which had been clue today. Sirica gave Ihe prosecutor's office and attorneys for seven defendants in.the Watergate cover-up trial unlil 2 p.m. next Monday to file answers to a While. House motion thai the subpoena for materials cover- ing 64 presidential conversa- tions be quashed. A hearing on all Ihe motions was set for May 3. The White House said the (apes and supporting docu- ments sought contained confi- dential communications lo the President -and could be denied on grounds of executive privi- lege. James St. CJair, Nixon's chief said before filing the iTiotion Hovise already had given up all lhat Watergate probcrs need to fin- ish their business. The confrontation with spe- cial prosecutor Leon Jaworski followed close on Nixon's sur- render of pages of Irati- script lo the House Judiciary Committee for its impeach- ment inquiry in response to anoliier subpoena. The. committee voted 20 lo 13 Wednesday night, virtually along party- lines, lo inform the President that Ihe r.ialeri- als ho supplied failed lo com- ply with its subpoena for lapes. "If t.was oh the House Com- mittee, T would demand the tapes. And I expect that Ja- worski wilr demand thcnV commented Sen. Sam J. Krvin Jr., wiio heads the Senate Watergate committee.1 Bui Vice President Gerald R. Ford declared lhat Ihc transcripts exonerate the President of any wrongdoing. He called for bipartisan sup- port of Nixon: only difference I would have with Ihe President is lhat, and in mv mind it is significant, I think the Presi- dent should have done this some months ago, and I wish he Ford said. Today the deadline for honoring a subpoena issued at Jaworski's request by Judge John J. Sirica April IB. Twen- ty four of the conversations sought by Jaworski overlap some of those for which Nixon gave the Judiciary Coiuimlle'e" transcripts. Jaworski has said he the material for Ihe cover-up Irial of seven-'fonrier.-; Nixon campaign aides. the defendants filed motions saying they Ihe same items for their fense A spokesman for Ihe cutor's office said Wednesday Ihe White House effort lo have' the subpoena 'set aside Would be challenged, and defense'.. lawyers are expected to attack the charges against the seven if the materials are not pro- duced for their trial. "This is material we the prosecutor's office "We will do everything have to secure it." In an interview night SI. Clair said if his.mdve: to quash the subpoena tapes 'is not probably wilbappeal to (he sV; preme Court: Haldeman Seeks Tape Inspection WASHINGTON AP) Kor-; nier White House chief -of-staff H.R. Haldeman has demanded Ihe righl to. inspect and -test, original recordings of every conversation he had with Pre- sident Nixon. Italdcman made his request in the form of a discovery. men tion filed Thursday in .Ulsi District Court, where he' arid; six other former While'Hqu'se'- and Nixon campaign advisers' are accused of attempting', to coverup the Watergate scan-1 dal. Haldeman's request wasyipt limited lo conversations abbul Watergate, but would include all .conversations wilh .the President. His request came at -Ui? same lime- Nixon vowed not to surrender any more tapes.- Haldeman also said he want- ed lo inspect all secret docu: ments compiled by .the gate Grand Jury and furned over lo the House Judiciary Committee. He also asked for f h e files of former While House counsel John W. Dean III; Ihe Watergate diary kept by Earl J. Silberl, the original prosecutor; and re- cords of the Senate Watergate Committee, Central Intelli- gence Committee and several other congressional invesliga- lions pertaining to Watergate or Ihe break-in at the office of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist. Minter Medal Won By H-SU Freshman Susan Klaine Porter, fresh- man malhemalics major from Odessa, was presented Ihe Slin- ler Medal, the highest honor open to all students during the year at Ilardin-Simmons Univer- sity, at Ihe annual awards day program Thursday morning. The gold medal, given by Min- tor's Department Store, goes (o the student with the highest scholastic average. Miss Por- ter's average was 97.68. She also received the Alpha Chi Award, which goes lo the freshman with the highest grades. The award is a dictionary given by the Julius Olsen Chapter of Alpha Chi Hon- or Society. MRS. BETTY ROAT1I, Abi- lene sophomore, received the Reiff Memorial Scholarship, giv- en in honor of Hie late Dr. Evan A Hard Reiff, former 11-SU presi- dent. The scholarship is for The Alwell Medal, sponsored by The Abilene Reporter-News in honor of Ihc laic Judge Wil- liam H. Alwell, was presented to Vieki Myers, Cisco junior. This award is for the junior or senior ivho the best essay on the subject, "Lights Thai Never Fail." Phi Ilii Phi women's social club received Ihe annual Dean'? Trophy for Ihe second consecu- tive year. This trophy is given lo Ihe campus group wjiicn makes the most significant icont iribution lo II-SU during hhi year. TtVENTV SEVEN were awarded Who's Whoj'Ceii- tificales: Lianne Kay BocSjurt, Abilene senior; Linda shart, Abilene senior; Uwjejl Douglas Bridwell, BridgjpqH senior; Deborah Lynne Brtwii- ing, Pnyallup, Wash., lirian Robert Burgess, Balfipcjer senior; llerrmn Ted San Angelo senior; Byrcl, Rotan senior; See Awards, I'g. IU,