Abilene Reporter News, May 4, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

May 04, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Abilene, Texas Wtyt Mm "WITHOUT OR WITH'OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 321 PHONE 073-4271 TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 4, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press Stans Won't Relinquish 3 Filing Cabinets UWHENCE L. KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A I1) Maurice II. Stans, President Nixon's campaign finance chairman, is refusing to sur- render three file cabinets of political documents needed a probe of possible bribery, conspiracy and illegal cam- paign contributions, the spe- cial prosecutor's office said Friday. After reading a petition from Ilie prosecutor's office, Chief .U.S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr. ordered Stans and his attorneys to ap- pear May 15 to show cause why the subpoena should not be enforced and the docu- ments produced. Associate special prosecutor Thomas R McBride, said in a statement filed with the court that (lie Investigation also con- cerns possible violation of the law barring promises of gov- ernment employment or fa- vors in return for political ac- lion. McBride told the court that the keys to the files in the headquarters of the Commit- tee for the lie-Election of the President were turned over to Stuns' personal attorney after the subpoena was served 2a. "It appears that Mr.'Slans has attempted to place these documents beyond the reach of the grand jury on the basis of his Fifth Amendment privi- lege against compulsory sclf- the special prosecutor's office said. Special prosecutor Leon .la- worski argued in another brief filed with the court that re- cords maintained in connec- tion with political campaigns are not protected by the Fifth The the pitch Kathy Burrows, 1, daughter of Mr. and airs.- Douglas Burrows of Coleman, is not quite old enough to participate in the Kiwanis Little Olympics held in Coleman Fri- day. She is old enough, though, to practice up for the big day when she can compete. (Staff Photo by John Davis) Anson, Gorman Students Win Prose Reading Titles Amendment Iwcause they are not personal in nature. Jaworski said his office will not attempt to force produc- lion of any truly persona! pa- pers in the file cabinets. He said he wants only Slans' appointment books, telephone logs, political files, contribu- tion records and all lists pre- pared by him recommending political 'contributors for ap- pointment to federal posts. The files date back to Nixon's 1968 presidential campaign. The subpoena also asked for. all lists of persons who were solicited and refused to con- tribute to Nixon's campaign, "including but not limited.to any list designated a 'S' list." Stans, a former secretary ol commerce, and former -Ally. Gen. John Mitchell were acquitted in U.S. District Court in New York Cily last week of chargps of conspira- cy, obstruction of justice and perjury stemming from a contribution to the Nixon campaign by million- aire fugitive Robert L. Vesco. In ordering the show-cause hearing, Hart said it appears to him "that various items called for by the'subpoena are being withheld.and that good cause has been shown why the subpoetia should be enforced." In his statement, McBride said the requested materials are "relevant and important jn the investigation undervvay before a federal grand jury. "The documents apparently are part of or deal with the possibly illegal activities which are subjects of the grand jury's ItcBride said. Inside Today Rising Interest Rates Send Stock Prices Into Slide The stubborn rise of interest rates regained its grip on the stock, market Friday, sending back into the slow decline that hcs characterized many ses- An Anson senior and a Gorman sophomore each took a state title in prose reading Friday at the University Inlcrscholastic League competition in Austin. Patty McLaren, 17, of Anson placed first in Class AA competition, and Vicki Vaughn, 16, of Gorman was judged first in Class B. Patty is a senior al Anson High School and is the daughter of Jfr. and Mrs. Sam McLaren of Anson. She read "The Room" by Jean Paul Sartre for her winnning offering. She plans to attend the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. She has participated in UIL prose reading competition since her sophomore year in high school. Patty has been a cheerleader for three years ,is a member of Ihe National Honor Society, a member of the Spanish Club, and a member of the Future Honiemaker's ft" I i PATTY MriLAKKX Anson .senior Vicki is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vaughn of Gorman. Her family moved lo Gorman from Houston earlier this year. Her winning was "The Open Window" by Saki. Site lias participated in speech classes since the seventh grade, and is active in drama. She has been a member of the bund. Both girls competed against the winners from every UtL region in Texas from their respective classes in winning their state Vi r.- Big jump in Little Olympics 1 Giving every ounce of effort, Renea Johnson of Novice participates in the broad jump during the Kiwanis Little Olympics in Coleman Friday. Renea competed in the junior girls' division. (Staff Photo by John on wall irreer in the past eight weeks. Pg. 9C. "he nation's unemployment rate drops for the second month in a row, edging down from 5.1 to 5 per cent of the work force Pg. 9C. he United Steelworkers and the nation's 10 largest steel companies formally sign a new three-year contract providing increased wage and fringe benefits to workers. Pg. 26. I OB Says Time Has Come To Turn to Other Matters McI.EOD crgale and then launched into 'The time has come (o put Associated Press Writer a cataloging of his administra- Watergate behind us and i PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) lion's accomplishments and a on with tho business of A.Mri-Presirient Nixon told a cheer- program for the future winch ta so js weVc aoj ing Republican crowd Friday sounded like a campaign plat- sflme night that he had done all that form. are right aboul Americili-. was necessary on the Water- Nixon was met with fro- Xixoir said, gate matter and it is Urns the quent ringing cheers, but also "We've heard "0 much country turned' its attention to a persistent din from a minor- h otllcrmaltcrs- ny of hecklers. Nixon said. "Us Ume we -Nixon opened a speech at '-All of the relevant evi- heard what's right about the packed 13.000-seal Veter- dence" needed by Watergate America ans Memorial Coliseum with investigators has 'been turned T, rpmition only a brief reference to Wat- over. Nixon said. Day May Be Rainy The rains may not be over yet in Abilene with the National Weather Service giving the area a 40 per cent chance of precipitation Saturday. The chance of rain will drop lo 20 per cent Saturday night and Sunday. The high temperature Saturday should be. in the upper sg News 6 7C J-10D 2 3D 4A 40 8 9C J ]r> t 9A l-sc H8 Sceut JIB Newi JJ Candidates Wind Cam( votes mil of two million cast of winning the nomination. Other contented Democratic races were for comptroller, treasurer, agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner. The Republicans had two statewide contests. Jim Gran-berry, 41, a Lubbock dentist is opposed by Odell JIcBrayer, 43, a Fort Worth lawyer for governor. The GOP fielded Gaylor Marshall of Dallas and Troy Skates of Leandcr for lieuten-anl governor. Each parly has opinion polls bul the results arc not binding on the legislature or Constitutional Convention. miituel horse N gambling opinions are asked by botli parties. The legislature can approve tiiis wagering al any time. The Republicans also ask lhat two issues be frozen in the Constitution now being rewritten, thereby making the mailers more difficult lo change. One asks thai the present laws on right-to-work be included in the new document. The other asks a prohibition against a slate income tax which Texas does not have. Six U.S. House members are automatically returned 'a Washington because they have no opposition in the primary or in the general There arc 12 Democratic and two Ucpublican contests for Congress. The biggest is in Dist. 21 in West Texas where six Democrats and five Republicans are seeking the job held by Democratic Rep. 0. C. I'ishcr who is retiring, liriscoe beat Mrs. "arenl-hold by voles in the 1972 first primary in a record turnout of 2.192.903 persons. Yet other candidates forced .1 runoff, won iiv Briscoe bv ballots. Briscoe, 50, Uvalde rancher and banker, campaigned mainly on the theme that he had brought havmonv to stale government and avoided increased state laxes. His appeal two years ago was largely with the conservatives anil See CANDIDATES IDA. Col. from the White House earlier in the day that initial reaction to the presidential disclosure of White- House transcripts had been favorable. "A lot of good reaction is teginninj to come from the Hill, particular'y from those who are reading it alt the way throng press secretary Ronald L. Zieglcr lold newsmen aboard tlic President's plane to Phosnix. Tickets for (he coliseum had been rold tut since midweek, and a speaker system was set to lake care of the overflow crowd. Newsmen estimated the crowd outside at about 500. Xixon on Tuesday released edited transcripts of most of the taped conversations subpoenaed by the House Judici-_ ary Committee in its impeachment inquiry, but the committee has served notice it wants the tapes Planning tn be a Little Late in the Moniiiif jilcuse for fire us! Normally, naver plan ta bs lote even though ate ct Times. But Tome-row morning ore. And there's a reason! We're going to hold off cur deadlines 05 long os we poaibly con so that we can give ycu the rncst complete elech'cn available anywhere in oil West Texas. So v-atch for cur Flection Special maybj o trifle late, but well the waiting. cruised lo a stop Kridav and sat back awaiting the Saturday outcome of the quietest Texas primaries in memory. Nevertheless, an estimated two million Democrats and Republicans are expected lo vote out of a registration of 5.3 million. Absent was the intensity and bombast usually surrounding the biennial primaries. Newspaper advertisements were few, candidates for major offices stayed off radio and television. Their faces did not on billboards. It was just a whisper of an election. Never again will Texas' elect state officei-s each two years. Those named in the to Vote, 1'g. general election will serve four years. Terms of the U.S. senators did not expire this year. The only contest causing much talk was that for [lie Democratic nomination for governor. Dolph Briscoe went about the stale talking but never mounting a full-scale drive for another term, apparently confident he will win without a major effort. Frances "Sissy" Karenlhold, the only opponent who campaigned against the governor, worked hard. Bui her second ran for the office lacked Uic sting it bad in 1972 when she came ;