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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 4, 1974, Abilene, Texas m Allene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 321 PHONE 673-4271'ABILENE. TEXAS. 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 4, 1974—FORTY-FOUR PAGES IX FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press (/PlStans Won't Relinquish 3 Filing Cabinets LAWRENCE L. KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) -Maurice H. Stans, President Nixon’s campaign finance chairman, is refusing to surrender three file cabinets of political documents needed for a probe of possible bribery, conspiracy and illegal campaign contributions, the special prosecutor’s office said Friday. After reading a petition from the prosecutor’s office, Chief U.S. District Judge George L. Hart Jr. ordered Stans and his attorneys to appear May 15 to show cause why the subpoena should not be "enforced and the documents produced. Associate special prosecutor Thomas F. McBride, said in a statement filed with the court that the investigation also con cerns possible violation of the law barring promises of government employment or favors in return for political action. McBride told the court that the keys to the ides in the headquarters of the Committee for the Re-Election of the President were turned over to Stuns’ personal attorney after the subpoena was served Feb. 25. “It appears that Mr. Stans has attempted to place these documents beyond the reach of the grand jury on the basis of his Fifth Amendment privi lege against compulsory selfincrimination,’’ the special prosecutor's office said. Special prosecutor Leon Ja-worski argued in another brief filed with the court that records maintained in connection with political campaigns are not protected by the Fifth The windup... ...the pitch Kathy Burrows. I, daughter or Mr. ami Mrs. Douglas Burrows of Coleman, is not ouite old enough to participate in the Kiwanis Little Olympics held in Coleman Friday. She is old enough, though, to practice up tor the big day when she can compete. (Staff Photo by John Davis)    _ _ Anson, Gorman Students Win Prose Reading Titles AUSTIN—An Anson senior and a Gorman sophomore each took a state title in prose reading Friday at the I niver-siiy Interscholastic League competition in Austin. Patly McLaren, 17, of Anson placed first in Class AA competition, and Vicki Vaughn, 16. of Gorman was judged first in Class IL Patty is a senior at Anson High School and is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam McLaren of Anson. She read “Tho Room’* by Jean Paul Sartre for her winnnmg 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 fur throe years .is a member of the National Honor Society, a member of the Spanish Club, and a member of the Future Homemaker s club. PATTY MCLAREN . . . Anson senior \ icki is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Vaughn of Gorman. Her family moved to Gorman from Houston earlier this year. Her w inning reading was “The Open Window” by Saki. She has participated In speech classes since the seventh grade, and is active in drama. She has been a member of the band. Both girls competed against the winners from every UIL region in Texas from their respective classes in winning their state titles. Election 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 ut precipitation Saturday. The chance of rain will drop to 20 per cent Saturday night and Sundav. The high temperature Saturday should be* in the upper 70s. Big jump in Little Olympics Giving every ounce of effort, Renea Johnson of Novice participates iii the broad jump during the Kiwanis Little Olympics in Coleman Friday. Renea competed in the junior girls’ division. (Staff Photo bv John Davis^___ _______ Nixon Says Time Has Come To Turn to Other Matters Bx DON MCLEOD Associated Press Writer PHOENIX. Ariz. (AP' -President Nixon told a cheering Republican crowd Friday night that he had done all that was necessary on the Watergate matter and it is time the country turned its attention to other matters. Nixon opened a speech at the packed 13.000-seat Veterans Memorial Coliseum with univ a brief reference to Wat ergate and then launched into a cataloging of his administration’s accomplishments and a program for the future which sounded like a campaign platform. Nixon was met with frequent ringing cheers, but also a persistent din from a minority of hecklers. “All of the relevant evidence” needed by Watergate investigators has been turned over. Nixon said. Candidates Wind Down Campaigning Machinery ■DALLAS AP) — Candidates cruised to a stop Friday and sat back awaiting the Saturday outcome of the quietest Texas primaries in memory. Nevertheless, an estimated two million Democrats and 100.000 Republicans are expected to 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 appear on billboards. It was just a whisper of an election. Never again will Texas’ elect state officers each two years. Those named in tile No where to Vote, Pg. ID vember general election will serve four years. Terms of the U.S. senators did not expire this year. The only-statewide contest causing much talk was that for the Democratic nomination for governor. Gov. Dolph Briscoe went about the state balking but never mounting a full-scale drive for another term, apparently confident he will win without a major effort. Frances “Sissy” Farenthold, the only opponent who campaigned against the governor, v/orked hard. But her second run for the office lacked the sting it had in 1972 when she came within 211).(IOO votes out of two million east of winning the nomination. Other contented Democratic races were for comptroller, treasurer, agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner. The Republicans had two statewide contests. Jim Cranberry, 41, a Lubbock dentist. is opposed by Odell McBrayer, 43. a Fort Worth lawyer for governor. The COP fielded Gaylor Marshall of Dallas and Troy Skates of Leander for lieutenant governor. Each party has opinion polls but the results are not binding on the legislature or Constitutional Convention. Pari-mutuel horse race gambling opinions are asked bv both parties. The legislature can approve this wagering at any time. The Republicans also ask that two issues be frozen in the Constitution now being rewritten. thereby making the matters more difficult to change. One asks that the present laws on right-to-work ne included in the new document. The other asks a prohibition against a state income tax which Texas does not have. Six U.S. House members are automatically returned to Washington because they have no opposition in the primary or in the general elevon. There are 12 Democratic and two Republican contests for Congress. The biggest field is in Hist. 21 in West Texas where six Democrats and five Republicans are seeking the job held by Democratic Rep. 0. C. Fisher w ho is retiring. Briscoe beat Mrs, arent-hold by 351.345 votes in the 1972 first primary in a record turnout ut 2.192.903 persons. Yet other candidates forced a runoff, won by Briscoe by 210.574 ballots. Briscoe, 50. Uvalde rancher aud banker, campaigned mainly on the theme that he had brought harmony to state government and avoided increased state taxes. His ajF-peal two years ago was largely with the conservatives and See CANDIDATES Pg. WA. till I “The time has come to put Watergate behind us and get on with tho business of America. so that is why we’re going to talk about some things that are right about America. ’ Nixon said. “We've heard so much about what's bad about America.” Nixon said. “Its tune we heard what’s right about America.’* The enthusiastic reception fiom the rally crowd followed claims from the White House earlier in the day that initial reaction to the* presidential disclosure of White. Hou>e transcripts had been favorable. * A I >t of good reaction is beginning to come from the Hill, particular^ from thine v ho are reading’it all the way t h r o u g h,” press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler told newsmen aboard the Presidents plane to Phoenix. Tickets for the coliseum had been raid cut since midweek, and a speaker system was set up to take care of the expected overflow crowd. Newsmen estimated the crowd outside at about 500. Nixon on Tuesday released edited transcripts of most of the taped conversations subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee in its impeachment inquiry, but the committee ha> served notice it wants the tapes themselves Vote Today! Attend ■ Amendment because they are not personal in nature. Jaworski said his office will not attempt to force production of any truly personal papers in the file cabinets. He said he wants only Stans’ appointment books, telephone logs, political files, contribution records and all lists prepared by him recommending political contributors for appointment 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 contribute to Nixon’s campaign, “including but not limited to any list designated a ‘S’ list.” Stans, a former secretary of commerce, and former Att>. Gen. John N. Mitchell were acquitted in U.S. District Court in New York City last week of charges of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and perjury stemming from a $200,000 contribution to the Nixon campaign by millionaire fugitive Robert L. Vesco. In ordering the shovv-cause healing. 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 subpoena should be enforced.” In his statement, McBride said the requested materials are “relevant and important evidence” in the investigation underway 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 investigation,” McBride 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 prices back into the slow decline that hcs characterized many sessions on Wall Street in the past eight weeks. Pg. 9C. The nations 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. The United Steelworkers and the nation s IO largest steel compends formally sign    a new    three- year contract providing increased wage    and    fringe benefits    to    350,000 workers. Pg. 2B. Amusement* ........... I    OB Aetiology ............... 5B Bridge ............. 7B Church News ........ 6,7C Classified ...... 5 1 OD Comics    ....... 2,3D Editorials ............. 4    A Form ............. 4D Markets ............. B,9C Obituaries .......... HD Oil .............MA Sports ..... ...... I-SC TV Log .............. 11B TV Scout    ........ MB Women'* New*    3B ll err Planning lo hen Little Lute iii the Morning ... please forgive us! Normally *e never Fan to be late even though we are ct times. But tomorrow morning we are. And there’s a reason* We re going to hold off our deadlines as long as we possibly can so that we can give you the mast complete election news available anywhere in all West Texas. So watch (or our Election Spe.ial .... mavbe o tribe late, but well worth the waiting. t ;

  • Bill Vaughn
  • C. Fisher
  • Dolph Briscoe
  • Douglas Burrows
  • Gaylor Marshall
  • George L. Hart Jr.
  • Jean Paul Sartre
  • Jim Cranberry
  • John Davis
  • John N. Mitchell
  • Kathy Burrows
  • Lawrence L. Knutson
  • Maurice H. Stans
  • Odell Mcbrayer
  • Renea Johnson
  • Robert L. Vesco
  • Ronald L. Ziegler
  • Sam Mclaren
  • Thomas F. Mcbride
  • Vicki Vaughn

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: May 4, 1974

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