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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 3, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 320 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 3, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Four Zebra Suspects By WILLIAM HELTON Associaled Press Writer (AP) Four of seven men arrested In connection with a wave or "Xebra" murders here have been freed for lack of evi- dence, police say. Police Sgt. William Kearny identified those freed Thurs- day night as Thomas Manney, 31, a star football player at San Francisco Stale Universi- ty in the early 1960s; Clarence Jamerson, 37; Dwight Stall- ings, 28; and Edgar Burton, 22. They had been booked, for investigation of conspiracy to commil murder. Kcanvy said the four were Irish Make Huge Raid DUBLIN, Ireland (AP) Thousands of police raided ev- ery registered hotel and room- ing house in Ireland early lo- day searching both for a gang that carried out a record million art theft and IRA ter- rorists. Police said it was the biggest security operation ever carried out in Ireland, covering all the republic's 759 hotels and 400 rooming houses registered with the Tourist Board. But results were not known. released because it became evident "during the course of Hie investigation that no fur- ther procedures against them are feasible at this lime." He said Chief of Inspectors Charles Barca planned a news conference on the matter to- day. But formal murder and oilier charges had been filed against.the three other men still in custody Larry C. Green, 22; J. C. Simon, 29; and Manuel Moore, 29, police said. They are to appear Mon- day before a county grand jury. The new developments were disclosed as Mayor Joseph L. Alioto was en route to Wash- ington, D.C., to consult with U.S. Ally. Gen. William B. Saxbc on his Iheory that an organization called "Death Angels" was linked to some 80 killings in California. Alioto says those 80 killings include 12 murders in a six- month period here in a case San Francisco police have code-named "Zebra" after a communications channel. Six- other persons were wounded. All of the "Zebra" victims were white. They were shot down in apparent unprovoked attacks by young blacks, po- lice say. Green was charged in connection with a case not listed by police as part of the "Zebra" file, the Oct. 20 kid- naping and decapitation of Mrs. Quita Hague, 28. Also charged -in lhai case was Jesse Lee Cooks, now serving a life sentence for murder, (j r e e n and Cooks are charged conspiracy to commit murder, kid- naping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon, Lone Star Gas To Ask Increase DALLAS (AP) Lone Srar Gas Company will request from (he Texas Railroad Com- mission a higher rale increase Ihan lhat recommended by the Gas Utilities Division, a com- pany spokesman said Thurs- day'. lione Star had filed an appli- cation in May 1973 seeking an increase in its intra-company city gate rate for natural gas sales. The company also had re- quested a return from its cus- tomers for million it in- vested in its West Texas sup- ply system. The utilities divi- sion report would not allow this return without considera- tion of Lone Star's entire transmission system. Lone Star will ask for a 100 per cent "pass on1' to its cus- tomers in gas cost adjust- ments. Before finally acting on the company's application, the commission will allow 50 days for exceptions and res- ponses. Chief Asst. District Ally .'Wal- ler Giubbini said. Police say Mrs. Hague was beheaded with a machete-like, weapon, and her .husband, Richard, 30, savagely beaten and slashed in Ihe attack. They were forced into a white van as Ihey walked hear their Telegraph Hill home, police said. Moore and Simon are ac- cused of shooting down Jane llolley on Jan. 28 as she re- moved clothes "froiii.a washer at a and slaying'Ala'no.-Beiluccid, 81, with gunfire as he walked home from work pn'Dec. 20. Moore also, is charged willi shooting Terry White, 15, and Ward Anderson, 18, at a San Francisco bus slop'on April 14. Both teen-agers survived. Police had listed all tow victims as targets of "Zebra" attacks. Police said a white Dodge van seized in a raid Wednes- day at Ihe Black Self-Help Co., a moving and. storage busi- ness, appeared to be a key piece of evidence in the case. Officers said they are inves- tigating to determine whether i! was the same van used in Ihe kidnaping of the Hagues. and'Jarner- son were arrested in .or hear Hie Black Self-Help Co. on Wednesday.. Aliolo said an'informer, pos- sibly enticed, by re- ward, provided- break in Ihe sani the "bca'th Angels" dress neatly and live according to a s'purftanical code oTi'riipr- al teach'flhcir of killing and In an interview with televi- sion station KHON Thursday night, 'Ihe parents of "Larry Green said Uiey could not be- lieve their son was involved In the shootings. "He has ,never in his-life .-in.ade.ariy. kind of derogatory n y b b-H-yils ;saiq..Booker not capable of .his .wife.said, WylieTopl Announced Terry Crocker has been an- nounced valedictorian and' Tra- cy Light is salutatorian of the 1974 graduating class of Wylie High School. Coker, son of sir. and Mrs. Ray E: Crocker of 633 S. La- Salle, has a four-year" high school. average, of 95.4i- pii a Light-daughter of Mr. andJMrs. Winfo.rd ..Light- of Rl. a of be honored.- ;_commencement.May 31. Jacobsen Indictment New Citizen Tiffany Peck, 5, a Vietnamese orphan adopted by Air Force Capt. and Mrs. lloberl Peck of Hampton is all smiles after be- coming a naturalized citizen ol the United States during cere- monies Wednesday. The hat and carrying case belong Bob Considine, "who helped expedite Tiffany's arrival in the U. S. and attended the naturalization ceremonies.. (AP Wire- photo) WASHINGTON (AP) U, S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr.' loday dismissed a Watergate perjury indictment against Texas lawyer Jake Ja- cobsen, who was accused of lying about allegedly earmarked for former Treas- ury Secretary John B. connai- iy. Assislanl Special Prosecutor Sidney Glazer said a new in- dictment may be drawn up to remedy a technical defect cit- ed by Hart in dismissing the original indictment. Hart rilled that Watergate prosecutors wrongly indicted Jacobsen for testimony lhat, because of its wording, was literally true. Jacobsen had been asked whether the lay un- touched in a Texas bank vault for 2Vz years, but the question was prefaced with the words, "and it is your testimony Jacobsen answered, "That is correct." "Jacobsen in this case gave a literally true answer lo your told Glazer. Front Whizzes By Too Fast Forecasters at Ihe National Weather Service said Friday they were surprised by a quick-" moving "U-shaped" Iroiit which caused dark cloudbanks to glide over Abilene Friday morning. Forecaster Frank Cannon said that no rain is expected from the 7 a.m. entry of the frontal system, once expected to miss Ihe Abilene area. THli FRONT, which has slowed considerably from its former 35-mph pace, Cannon ex- plained, is U-shapcd, and Abi- lene is silling al Ihe base of the 'U.' If, as expected, Ihe frail moves to the east, rather Ihan to Ihu south, the bar of (he 'U' will pass over Abilene and so return the area lo the conditions of the original warm air mass, Cannon explained. If it moves southward, howev- er, a cliance of showers, Ihough widely scattered, could develop, lie said. CANNON CALLED dial possi- bility "conjecture." The front, he added, moved loo quickly lo cause any significant change, in Ihe weather pattern. "You didn't ask him if It is true: You only it your testimony'.'' You didn't ask him if it is true or Hart said. Prosecutor Glazer protested, [hat "You don't have to ask him if his testimony is true or false when he's before a grand jury "Not unless you're later going to indict him for perju- Hart responded. Legal observers predicted a new indictment will be drawn up citing other testimony by Election Costs May Leap 28 lly GARY IIALDRIDGK Itcporler-Ncws Slpff Writer Increased pay for election workers anil higher supply prices have pushed the csti- malcd costs for Saturday's Taylor County Democratic primary lo pel- cent jump from 1972. County Democratic Chair- man Larry Cunningham said election workers will receive per .hour this year, a 50- cent raise' from two years ago. Compensation of election judges and clerks constitutes the largest hunk of election costs, as shown .'by final fig- ures for ttve 1972 primaries. Out of lolal expenses of for bolh.the first and second Democratic primaries in 1972, was spent lo compensate election judges and clerks. Til 1C S K C II E T A It Y of stale's office is projecting a cost of million for Ihe first Democratic and GOP pri- maries. They totaled SM43.144.07 in 1072. In conlrasl lo Ihe Demo- Election Map, Stories Pg. 1C crats, Republicans cxpecl lo spend only about on: the Saturday primary in Taylor County. The reason for Ihe small GOP expense is because Coun- ty Republican chairman Paul WTishburn has consolidated the voting boxes into one loca- lion, the Abilene High gymna- sium. In the pasl, with five or six- boxes, Washburn saitl Ihe cosl has been between and Although Ihis year Ihe filing WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional Weather Service (Weather Map, pq. 11B) ABILENE AND VICINITY (ID-mile radius) Clear lo parlly today through Saturday. A little ccolcr today- nrrf lonlohl. Norlhcrly winds 15 to 30 mph decreasing Ihis evening. High today and Snlurday near SO. tonight near 50. Wind are In effect for area lakes. Hiqh and for 74 hours ending 9 a.m.: ?1 ani ti. High and same dale last year: 71 and 41. Sunsel last nlghl: today: sunscl lonlqhl: fees for candidates have been greatly reduced for a number of offices, Ihe secretary of state's office reports that reve- nue from filing fees has still increased over 1972. In. other words, in an elec- tion year supposedly marked by apathy more candidates are running for office than usual. CANDIDATES RUNNING for county offices paid a flat as opposed to the former requirement of 10 per cent of the annual salary. Another encouragement for the less-than-weallhy lo seek public office was n provision that in lieu of a filing fee a candidate could file with the county chairman a nominating petition signed by qualified voters of the county "equal lo Iwo per cent of (he cnlire vole cast for Iliat party's governor in the last general election." The requirement had been 10 per cent ralhcr than Iwo until Ihis year. None of Taylor County's candidates filed petitions in lieu of the fee. BEFORE EACH primary the secretary of state's office sends a check covering 75 per cent of Ihe estimated cost. That estimate is based either on figures submitted by coun- ty chairmen or the stale's esti- mates if the chairmen fail lo submit (heir own. The balance is paid after the primary, when the exact cost is determined. Each county chairman's compensation is lumped in with lhat of Ihe secretary of the county executive commil- Iro. Their pay "may not ex- ceed five percent of Ihe amount actually spent for nec- essary expenses in holding the primary election, exclusive of the compensation allowed lo Ihe chairman and Ihe law reads. In 1072, thai figure lolalccl in Ihe county's Demo- cralic primary. IL excluded lelephone services and other costs donated by the chair- Jacpbsen. before (he grand jury, i i c o b s, e n's lawyer, Charles. McNeils, has asserted that Jacobsen did testify- that he left the in the bank- vault for 2lz years, until Jie took it out. last Nov. 27 in the presence of an FBI'agent. Informed sources have re- ported that serial numbers on the bills indicate they could not have been in circulation Tit the time Jacobsen says he put the money in the box. Jacobsen.reportedly has of- fered [o change his testimony if prosecutors will reduce charges in this case and in a Texas savings and loan scan- dal to misdemeanors. He reportedly is offering lo swear lhat Connally took Ihe money and later returned it. Connally has denied consist- ently that he received the money. At last report prosecutors had not responded lo Jacob- sen's alleged plea bargaining offer. Taylor'. County Democratic chairmen said Ffjt day that voters in Saturday's will' be given slips with times, and locations for precinct conventions. .Because of. a cliange in. Ihe Texas Election Code, Ihe er's regis'tration certificate may no longer be stamped "Democrat" or said Pan! Washbiini Sv., Re- publican Parly chairman. The "Democrats, too, will hand out slips of paper giving the limes and places of their precinct' conventions, chair- man-Larry Cunningham said. "THERE WAS A lot of 'flap over that Wash- bum said. "Some people were intimidated by it." Both chairmen said that If the voter has lost his slip he could then sign sn affidavit saying he did vote in that pri- mary; and his signature would then be cheeked against Ihe list of the persons who did vote. "We are going to follow Ihe code just as closely as We Cunningham said.' Jobless Rate Continues Dip Non-Californians Exempt From System By EIJ.IE RUCKF.R (J. A friend is planning a trip lo California and needs lo know if out of stale license plates are (realcd Ihe same as California plates when II comes (o huylnR gasoline. con- cerned about Ihe odd-even numbers. He's (IrivlnR clear across the slate, has an odd-numbered plate, docs (hat moan he can'l buy gasoline on even days? A. In California, out of stale cars are exempt from Ihe odd-even system of gas rationing, according to the American Au- tomobile Assn. office in Houston. 0. Quick! Is I'lon Country Safari open? I promised my kids last year I'd dike Ihcm and Ihey won't let me lorgcl 11.1 sure don't want lo drive all (lie May (o Dallas only In find ll's closed. A. It's open every day of the year. Labor Day through Memorial Day, hours are 10 a.m. till 'I p.m. Beginning Memorial Day weekend they switch to summer hours of 9 (ill C p.m. Tickets cost for adults, for children ages 5 through 11, under five they're free. Lion Comilry is approximately tln'ce miles from Six in Grand Prairie off Ihe Dallas-Fort Worth turnpike. Q. Why don'f we have dlcl Seven-Up here? I got some in San Antonio but yon can'l buy It here. 1 don't like those other drinks. A. Diet Seven-Up has been on the mar- ket only since February. II hasn'l been :iround long enough for the local Seven-Up people to know what it's going lo do. If it looks like a big seller, it' will Iw distribut- ed in Abilene, says llaymoud McDanicI Jr., manager of Ihe Coca-Cola and Seven- Up boltling companies. Q. What do (hey plan to do about Lake Ft. Phantom Hill this year? 1 hope they at least clean it out a little so people can svum without being cul by broken glass and big rocks. U wouW he wonderful if the rorks were cleared out sand added near the barrels. A. Parks ami Recreation Director Hill Heaird did a liltle head scratching over your question since he says in (he area designated for swimming, the bcltom is smooth and there are no big rocks except those sel up on land as barriers to keep cars from driving into Ihe swimming area. (1. Why arc sidewalks not provided In school areas w here children walk lo aad from school? They have lo.walk in lite slreel or, on heavily traveled streets, on the lawn. A. As we've said before, properly own- ers pay lor the sidewalks so it's a mailer of convincing the residcnls they need side- walks in front of. Iheir homes. In some places, where school properly runs along Ihe street, it would be a mailer for Ihe school board lo decide if sidewalks arc necessary. You might drop a note lo one of the or suggest it as a I'TA project. Some cily parks border schools (C. W. (ill! behind Crockett Elementary', for example) you might lobby with members of the parks and recreation board for sidewalks in the parks for school children, Address questions to Action Line, nox 30, Abilene, Texas 79WM. Names will no! he used but questions must be signed ami addresses given. Please In- clude, telephone numbers If possible. WASHINGTON (AP) The nation's unemployment rale edged down from 5.1 per cent to 5 per cent of Ihe work force in April, Ihe fiovernmcnl said today. 11 was Hie second consccu- live monlli that the unemploy- ment rate had dropped. Labor. Dcparlmenl analysts considered the two-month dec- line significant but said it was loo early to determine wheth- er it was Hie beginning of a trend. Unemployment jumped from a ay car low of -1.6 per cenl in October lo 5.2 per cent in January, reflecting Ihe down- turn in" the economy and the spreading clfects of Ihe fuel shortage. II remained 5.2 per cent in February betorc dipping lo 5.1 por cent in March. Despite Ihe recent decline, the Nixon administration has said it expects some increases in the iincmploymciil rate lat- er Ihis year, particularly dur- ing Ihe summer as more lecn- agcrs enter the work force. According lo the Unrcan of Labor Staifstics, about 4.5 mil- lion Americans were without jobs in April. That was about fewer than in January and February' but stilt higher than in Oclober al Iho slarl of Die oil embargo. Tolal employment stood al 85.8 million Insl month, ahonl the same as in March. .Afler rising rapidly during the previous two years, em- ployment has shown very liltle growth since October, reflect- ing Ihe lack of growth of.jobs in the blue collar" and service occupations, the government said. There also has been liltle growth in the civilian labor force, which was seasonally adjusted 90.3 million persons in April, about Ihe same as in March. The labor force In- cludes both employed and un- employed persons: The government said Ihe re- call of auto worhei-s laid: off during the Arab oil embargo helped manufaclurnV employ- ment to rebound in April. The transportation equipment in- (luslry added workers lo ils payrolls last monlh follow- ing Ihrcc months of heavy job losses. But in conslruclion, there was a drop of jobs. 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