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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 8, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD 325 PHONE ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 8, 1974-44 PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Assoriatttl I'rea S. Vietnam Military Aid Money Exhausted How's That tor Size "Thai tassel said Aridy Reeder, Cooper issued'their own caps and gowns are Cooper senior Mary Gooch, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parrel Reeder, while.trying on his left, Dean of Students Reford Schmiltou and CHS' senior Suzanne graduation cap Tuesday. Lending him a hand after being Maniss. Commencement is May 27. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) WASHINGTON (AP) -The Pentagon has spent all of its alloted military aid money for South Vietnam, forcing revi- sion or cancellation of some munitions contracts and a likely suspension of U.S. mili- tary help for the Saigon gov- ernment for the next two months. While Pentagon officials were stung by the Senatc.'s 'rejection of -S2C6 million in ad- ditional military aid for South Vietnam, they are even more fearful (he Congress will make deeper cuts in the same aid request for the coming fiscal year. In a surprising, successful fight led by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the Senate voted 43 to 38 Monday to limit U.S. aid to Vietnam to a pre- viously established bil- lon ceiling. The vote caused Secretary of Defense James 11. Scblesin- By EIJJE RUCKEH Note and Check Will Produce Transcript Q. What specific things I have to do to get a copy of the While House transcript? A'. A note to Congressman Omar Burlcson, House of Representatives, 23G9 liayburn, Washington, D. C. 20515 and a check for will gel them. Make out the check to Supt. of Documents, U.S. Government Print- ing Office. Yon could write ilie printing office direct, but you'll gel the transcripts quicker by going through Burleson. I heard Alice Cooper coining to Odessa in June. When1.' Where will the conceri be? How much arc tickets unit can you order by mail? Where do I wile? A. Odessa isn't expecting Alice Cooper, lie was out there last year, bad a sellout crowd, but the Odessa coliseum manager hasn't, been contacted by Cooper's bookcr at all this year. They've liad, or arc expecting, just about the same bunch we've bad in Abilene Chicai.-o, Doobic Brothers, Porter Wagoner, Rare Earth. Cooper isn't hooked in Midland cither. Q. Has anyone entertained (he Idea of making up a chartered hus to attend lh" State Arls and Crafts Fair in Kcrr- villc Slay 24, 25, 26, 27? I'm real Inler- in poing hut have, heard the gas shortage in the Hill Country Is one of the worst. A. You came up with a winning idea. The first two people we called about organizing such a trip were most enthusiastic about it. Many Abilenians made the trip last year, thought it well worth the lime and want to go back. Send your name, address and phone number to the YVVCA, 1350 N. 10th, or call 677-532I.'If enough people are interested in the fair and in saving gasoline, a bus trip can be organized. Q. In Ihe last two presidential clct- lions, by what margin of popular vote did Kichard Nixon win? Has any other pre.sidcn1i.il ranimlalc ivon over his op- ponent by a larger margin lhan JS'lNon over George McGovern? A Yes. Lyndon Johnson.swamped Hurry Gotdwalcr with 61.1 per cent of vote, the largest popular vole majority and Ihe greatest percentage of Ihe total vote ever won by a presidential candidate. Hich- ard N'ixon came close to equaling Johnson's record in wilh 60.7 per cent over Ceorgc McGovern. Nixon's popular vole _ MA in 1968 when he ran against Hubert Humphrey, was the lowesl for a winning prc.sidcnlial candidate since Wilson was elected in 1912. Q should have told (hose boys asking about raising rabbits to loin the Big Country Commercial Rabbit Halstrs Club. We'd be especially proud lo fcelp (hem Ret started. The cluh has a pick-up mini for live rabbits, Ihey're picked up even' two weeks and shipped lo Arkan- sas Prices are 41 cenls a. pound for colored rabbits and 44 cents a pound for white rabbits. A, Well, we didn'l know Iherc was a rabbit club Olhers interested may call Klvis While at 677-0546 or Doug Salyers at 672-1131. Thn next mooting will, be May 11 al the public school agriculture farm. Yea, Rabbits! x Arfdms (Tiicsllnns lo Action Line, Box m, Abilene, Texas 7JM-I. Names will not he used but questions must Itt signed and addresses given, Please Include lei-. cpbone numbers It possible. Impeachment Puzzles Demo Telethon WASHINGTON CAP) Par- ly ChairmjM Robert S. Strauss announced today Ihe Demo- cralic party will hold another fund raising telethon in late June but said the party is un- decided how lo deal with trie question of presidential im- peachment: during Ihe telecast. Strauss told a news confer- ence that party leaders decid- ed six weeks ago to slay away from President Nixon's Water- gale troubles and the im- peachment move in Ihe House. "We're relinking he said, adding that a decision will have to be made Within three ivecks. Strauss said lie .isn't sure what should be done. '-We can't be cute and we can't be mean and we can't be he said. Strauss said tne telethon will cost more than 52.5 million but he hopes gross receipts will surpass million raised on Ihe telethon last Septem- ber. telethon will be Ilie third in as: many' years staged to raise money toward reducing a massive party debt carried over from the 1968 presidential campaigns. The program, which will run from 10 p.m. EDT Saturday, June ,29, ;o 7 p.m. Sunday, June 30, will be the longest political broadcast ever in America, Ihe Democratic Na- tional Committee said. The telethon theme will be "Answer, America." and it will follow a six-week pro- gram of nationwide party pro- motion and organization. "In all candor, we ap- proached Telethon .'7-1 with some Strauss said. "Cost estimates are stagger- ing." The' final decision, Strauss said, was made after a.rccenl meeting ql the Association of Democratic Slate Chairmen in Chicago. "Despite very real concerns about high budget and suppos- edly turned-off voters, there. was not- only unanimous but also enthusiastic agreement lo go Strauss said. "Representative stale lead- ers feel that Telethon has proven such a vital way for people lo Income pad of Ihe political'process, that it would in fact be breaking faith with the American public espe- cially at this time to not Soviet-Chinese Word War Stepped Up After Incident By FRANK CREPEAU Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) The Sovi- et Union today stepped up its war of words with China over their border helicopter inci- dent and indicated fear (he three captured Soviet fliers may be put on trial. The weekly- Lilerary Oa- zelte, in a pair of articles that WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nolional Weottor Service (weilMr Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (lO-mlfc radius) Crcar 10 partly cloudy and a litile viorrntr Ihrrugti Thursday. Southerly winds .5 to 15 mpn. Today's high mid Ms, lonight near ts. High Thursday around W. and lor 74 hours ending 9 a.m 79 ond 41. i Hinn and low same dale loll GS and 'it. Sunset last night: sunrise loday: sunset lonlgnt: took up nearly a page of the newspaper, asked: "What has happened to the helicopter crew? What farce'is being planned by One article recounted the Soviet version of a helicopter on a medical evacuation mis- sion losing its way in bad weather and landing- on Chinese territory near the tense Soviet-Chinese border on April H. It said Capl. Alexander Kur- balov, commander of the crad and his crew did nol know lhat "they would find them- selves in another (rap and lhat a provocation, arrest and mockery was availing them instead or help in carrying out what was a most J-mianilari- an mission, saving a man's life." Cyclists Ouirace Commuter Train Over 21-Mile Span By CHARLES CHAMBERLAIN Associated Press Writer LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) Eight amateur bicyclists challenged a commuter train lo a race. The cyclists won. The race ran from Mc- llcnry, III., to Lake Geneva over a 2lniile stretch where, because of poor track condi- tions, Ihe Chicago i North- western Transportation Co. has limited its dicscl trains to a 15-mile-an hour crawl. Seven of (he cyclists, led by Dave Uullk'e, 27, a junior high school art' Icachcr, covered Ihe distance in an hour and 25 minutes and heal the train by 10 minutes. .The eighth gol lost in the rain. Commuters have been retel- ling over.the train's delay, which lengthens .Hie 71-inilc Irain trip from Chicago lo Lake Geneva to two hours and minutes, l.udtkc has an limclablc which 'shows that the Irip Inch by wood burning trains look.half an'hour less. As Ihe Irain lelt JlcUcnry on Tuesday evening, engineer Ed Schcnk stuck his head from Ihe engine and said: "We'll beat 'em." When the Irain arrived in Lake Geneva, it was greeted by cyclists shouting "Get a horse." Schcnk laughed and said: "Vou can say 1 was misquoted back there in McHcnry." William 11. Sills, an invest- ment banker who commutes between Lake Geneva and Chicago, instigated the race. He. said lie will cite the re- sult in a hearing Thursday be- fore the Illinois Commerce Commission on a petition ask- ing the railroad to rehabilitate its I racks in lhal 21-mile sec- tion. the "Great Race" was over, the cyclists and (riends toasted victory with cham- pagne in a nearby tavern. Engineer Schenk said, he was going home to watch tele- vision. An accompanying article on Kurbalov's wife, Galina. said ominously that no one knows "what measures of 'influence' are being used by the Maoists in an attempt to b'reak him." The Soviets have asked through its diplomats that the helicopter and men be re- leased and said China must bear "full responsibility for the inevitable consequences of this provocative stand." The Chinese have said the helicopter was on a spying mission, a charge Ihe Soviets tleny. Lilcrary Gazette's corre- spondent said he is si' 'C that during Kurbatov's "mosl diffi- cult days and nishls ll.e face of his wife, loving and wail- apnears before him." The couple has a 6-ycar-old daugh- ler and another daughter born after Kurbalov was captured, Ihe article said. "The motherland is fighting for you, pilots. We. arc wilh you. Have Ihe emo- tional report concluded. The tenor of the two articles indicated thai the Soviets, frustrated by the failure of di- plomacy to obtain release of the men, arc preparing a pub- lic campaign in the Sovicl Union on Ihe issue. .broadcast." The first Iclfthon was held on the eve of the 1972 Demo- cralic National Convention and raised million. A sec- ond telethon last year raised million. Net collections af- ler cosls averaged about million each year. The party still has a debt of about million, down from more than ?9 million in 196S. Two-.lhirds of the money raised by the telethons slays m the stales with the remain- der going to the national par- Funds For Job Program Gel Okay WASHINGTON (AP) The Nixon administration made S91.4 million avail-able Tues- day to enable communities io plan summer jobs for economically disadvantagcd youths. The money is part of million earmarked by the ad- ministration for the, summer job program. .The balance is awaiting appropriation by Congress as of the Com- prehensive Employment and Training Act appropriation. The Senate on Tuesday ao- proved an addilional S173 mil- lion for the program fallowing a recommendation from the Senate Appropriations Com- mittee. The House previously approved the administration's request for million, and the differences will have to be resolved in a conference. Secretary of Labor Peter .1. Brennan said the million will enable Manpower Admin- islralion regional offices lo provide starl-up funding lo sponsors of summer programs Ihrouglioul Ihe country. ger to order a series of emer- gency meetings to decide how lo read. Pentagon sources indicated Dial American shipments lo Saigon probably would be held up through Ihe end of the fis- cal year to remain in compli- ance with the Senate cut-off. At the White House, mean- while, Deputy- Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren said lop Nixon administration officials were "deeply disappointed" in the Senate vole. He predicled the congres- sional culoff would result in a military imbalance in Vietnam as a result of continued heavy infiltration of troops and equipment by the North Viet- namese into South Vietnam. Though Warren indicated at- tempts may be made again to raise the aid ceiling, Pentagon sources said no attempt would be made lo inlluence a confer- ence committee of House and Senate members who might consider il again. Instead, said Pentagon offi- cials, the chief worry is sal- vaging a 51.6 billion Vietnam aid ceiling for the new fiscal year stalling July House Armed Services Com- mittee already has lopped off of that figure, indicat- ing trial any attempts tor a substantial military support program for Ihe Saigon gov- Nixon, Dean Talk Appears The edited transcript of the first portion of a Feb. 28, 1973, conversation be- tween President Nixon and John Dean appears on to- day's editorial page. Pg. 4A. eminent will have trouble in the Congress. Between now and Pentagon sources said, all' categories of military aid lo South Vietnam, particularly artillery rounds, would come, under scrutiny. Some arms or ammunition purchases might be diverted in other aid pro- grams to countries like Korea or Israel. The rejection of the million, sought nol as an out- right increase, but defended as a paper transfer credited lo earlier years, was nol expecl- cd lo resull in any sharp re- duction of South Vietnamese militay operations. It was ex- pected to result in a much more frugal use of such items as artillery rounds and air- craft munitions. 9O Business Bridge CTassilied -4-9E Ccmics Editorials Horoscope 2D Ho'pilol Polienls 8A Obiluaries Sports 1-3E To Your Good Health 6D TV Loq 9D TV Scout 9D Women's News 3 Children Believed SLA Target SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Three grandchildren of San Francisco Mayor Joseph Alioto may have been targeted for kidnaping by the Sym- bionese Liberation Army, "the mayor said Tuesday night. Tlie mayor was commenting on reports an alleged member of the SLA, which kidnaped newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst Feb. 4, ivas seen ques- t ioni ng (fie grandchildren while I hoy were playing out- side their home in San Fran- cisco about IJiree weeks ago. The A'eir Yorfr Times and. San Francisco radio station KCBS both reported Tuesday; night that the woman was seen by the mayor's Angela Veronese, mother of-1 the three pre-school children', involved. It was also reported" Airs. Veronese later saw a car' with two black men parked near the house, apparently ob- serving the family's living pal- levns. League Opening for Men Said 'Inevitable1 Move By STEVE MONK Reporter-News Slatf Writer The president of the Abilene League of Women Voters WFdnesday praised the move to allow men in the organization and said the local group would actively cultivate Ilie interest of rien. Mrs. Abe Anton called ''inevi- table" Ihe vote Tuesday'by the national league to allow men. "IT IS A LITTLE HARD for women to scream for equal rights and not allow Mrs. Anton said. "I'm nol sure what effect it will have. 11 may pul a little different color on the activ- ities of Ihe league. We arp pri- marily a study group and I am not sure men would have Ihe lime lo pul into it, but we Mill welcome them. "1 just hope Ihe move will mean something lo the local league. We have had a rough gn of it. especially with some of Ihe gentlemen in the community." Mrs. Anlon said thai no men had ever expressed interest in joining the local league, but thai men had served on a financial advisory board in Ihe past- Asked about some delegates' fears that men might politicize the 51-year-old non-partisan or- ganization, Mrs. Anton said such fears are not unfounded. "Let's face it, men are pri- marily the candidates." she said, "and I would just hope Hint no candidate would try lo use the league as power base. 1 hope they take II for what it is: a study group lo learn more about Ihe issues and candi- dates." A WEEK-INKR WANT AD UTS TOUR MSSACE TO TNI BUTHS! 15 WOtDS 3 DATS SAVE SI. 90 Addilional wordi 15 each r4o pHorje olden Caih in advance Deadline 3 pm TSunday No UIKNE St. (lair Tells Sirica No More Tapes Coming By DON McLI'OI) Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON1 (A P) White House lawyer James SI. Clair informed U.S. Dis- trict Judge John J. Sirica lo- day lhat President N'ixon will turn over no more Watergate, tapes, and Special Proscculor Leon Jaworski said he would continue the court fight to gel them. Sirica issued a stiilcmcnl af- ter a meeting in his chambers saying he would meet with lawyers in the case Friday to map out Ihe impending court battle. lie said a heaving in (be case was still KCI for 2 p.m. KDT Monday. Related slory, I'g. 11) St. Clair announced al the While House Tuesday that at- tempts al working out a com- promise over .taworski's sub- poena for lapcs and docu- ments covering G-l White House conversations had been terminated and that Nixon would light (he case lo Ihe Supreme Court if necessary. "Mr. SI. Clair, special coun.- scl to the President, and Mr. Jaworski, special prosecutor, visited the court Ibis morning 10 formally advise Judge Siri- ca that the President intends In pursue his motion lo quash the special prosecutor's sub- poena to him and thnl Ihe spe- cial prosecutor will continue his efforts to enforce compli-. anc-e the Siri- ca's announcement said. "The court intends to meet on Friday May 10 wilh all al- lornoys who are participating in litigation regarding the sub- poena in preparation for oral arguments scheduled for 2 p.m., Monday, May 13." Sirica added. Si. Clair declined lo say Tuesday what Nixon would dn if Ihe Supreme Court should rule against him, saying "it is rhetorical and hypothetical and I don't think we will get. lo lhal point."