Abilene Reporter News, May 10, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

May 10, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 10, 1974, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 327 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 10, 1974 PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS AaociattdPnu By EUJE RUCKEH Attitude on Juries Disappoints Judge Q. Prospective jurors' names arc pulled from the voter registration list. This I understand but I'd like to know something else. If a person manages or owns Ms own business, is the sole em- ploye of that store and cannot leave it, can he be exempted from jury duly? I manage a store, If I don't make a cer- tain quota each month I could find my- self oul of a job. Since I can't afford to miss two or Jhrec days work to serve on a jury, I've never registered to vole but I'd like (o. A. We're told (here are only three tlons: persons 05 or older, women with diiklren under 10 in the home. full-time high school, college or vocational school students. One (if the district judges was put il mildly disappointed in your attitude. He feels you're "letting the "tail wag the dog" and thus giving up :i valuable right. "What he's doing is llio same as burning down his house so he won't have lo pay fire insurance." Q. How do you dry flowers so you can keep them? Carnations, in particular. A. Mix one part Borax with five pails cornmeal. Turn the flowers upside down and completely cover with (lie mixture. Leave 10 diiys lo two weeks. Q. I've been considering bringing my I'orsc into town. Arc there.any ordi- nances against keeping or riding a horse inside city limits? A. Ordinances don't exactly prohibit boarding horses, you can stable them in >our back yard us long as your neighbors don't'object and as long as you do not let Hie area become unsanitary or unclean. Hut there lies Hie hitch how are you going to maintain a clean and sanitary yard with a horse as An ordinance does spell out you can't bring a horse inside city limits for breeding pin-poses and you cannol ride your horse in the city parks. In some parts of the city, an ordinance prohibits a horse shelter being less than 100 feel from a resilience, or building: T 0. How docs a person gel a birth certificate if (heir birlh was not record- ed? A If you arrived upon the scene after 1902 mail S2 lo the Depl. of Health in Austin and request a search. If they turn up any- lliing, an additional will bring you a copy of your birth certificate, says County Clerk Chester HuLchcson. If you were born before 1902, any county judge can give you the necessary forms to fill out. (1. Where did we get the expression, "he's putting on (lie meaning somebody is acting very pretentious and uppity? A. Inference sources say thai during the period between the Civil War and Ihe de- pression at the end of the lOlli century, members of the .working class who ,had suddenly struck il rich, were wildly cxtrava- ganl with their money. Lap dogs became (lie "thing" and many wives of American millionaires spciil fantastic amounts of mon- ey on their pels trying to top one another. Thus, flashy displays became linked with dogs and Ihe desire for show. Address questions to Action Line, Box .10, Abilene, Texas 7MM. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please include tcl- ephone numbers If possible. Academics Only Part of Society National Honor Society membership is based not only on good grades but also on character, leader- ship ond service. In the last part of a two-part series. The Reporter-News reviews the way Abilene High School evaluates NHS can- didates on the three quali- ties, on Pq. IB. NEWS INDEX Amusements 3E Business Mirror 7 A Bridge 4B Classified.............. 1-8F Comics................ 7D Editorials............... 4A Horoscope 4A Hospilal Potients 3A Obiluories 9F Sports To Your Good Hcallh......5D TV Loo 3E TV Seoul 3E Trovd 8.9C Women's Mows 2-3B ation Chorus WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Richard Schweiker of Pennsyl- vania added his name today to a growing list of Republicans urging President Nixon to re- sign. In a letter addressed to the President, Schweiker said Nix- on should step down because the Watergate transcripts re- leased by Hie White- House last week "reveal a total disregard lor Ihe moral and ethical val- ues upon which this nation was built. "I am compelled to speak Schweiker said. "I can- not remain silent in the face of the now obvious moral cor- rosion destroying the presiden- Nixon has come under grow- ing pressure to resign since releasing Ihe transcripts 10 days ago. Some of the pres- sure has come from conserva- tive Republicans who have supported him in the past. II o w eve r, White House Deputy Press Secretary Ford, Nixon Hold Meet In Private WASHINGTON (A P) President. Nixon and .Vice President Gerald R. Ford mcl privately today their [irst meeting since Ford suggested Watergate and other di: lp; sures have created a crisis of confidence in government. The two men originally were scheduled lo meet in Nixon's Oval Office but instead got to- gether in the President's hide- away suite in tlic neighbor- ing Executive Office Building. There was no explanation for the change of locale. How- ever, news photographs fre- quently are made of Nixon and Oval Office visitors whereas meetings in the EOB are rarely recorded on film. There were reports Thursday that Nixon would mecl with Ford loday. Hut as lale as Thursday night White House Press Secretary Ronald L. Zicgler insisted he knew of no such plans. Ford told an audience al Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, III., Thursday morning that disclosures have "created a diminished confi- dence in our public officials, basic distrust of their mo- tives." Later, in Chicago, Ford said edited Iranscripts of some of Nixon's Watergate ;3 well as other unspecified information, "con- vinces me the President is not guilty of an impead.able of- fense." Ford's office said the meet- ing with Nixon would delay by abou! an hour a scheduled vice presidential trip lo Buffa- lo, N.Y. Ford was to allcnd a lunch- con meeting of the Building Trades Council there and an evening fund-raising reception for Rep. Jack Kemp, R-N.Y. Gerald L. Warren said Thurs- day Nixon, "is. determined lo remain in office despite com- ments by, some and the at- tacks by others.1' Appearing on NBC's "To- day" show, White House coun- selor'Dean Burch said loday, "I don'L think the President has any intention of resigning. I have no reason for believing Ihe President is considering resigning." Burch said Nixon feels he has. not commuted any iin- pcachable offense and feels obligated to complete the four-year term to which he was elected in 1972. Burch predicted Nixon would give that answer to any delegation that-might come to the White House to seek his resignation. "It seems to me. the Presi- dent of the United State is entitled to due Burch added. Schweiker, who has blten split with Nixon on issues, said he. would not prejudge Nixon on issues relating to im- peachment. But he said the edited transcripts of presiden- tial conversations released last week "will inev- itably destroy your capacity to lead our nation effectively for the remainder of your term." "I am convinced you .can best serve your country and the presidency by resigning Schweiker said. Schweiker is the third Re- publican senator to call for Nixon's resignation. Sens, Ed- ward Brooke of Massachu: sells and'James. L. Buckley, of New York previously had called on Nixon to resjgn. "There is no question that Ihe President's position is con- tinuing to said a senior Republican senator. An- other reported increasing cloakroom talk that Nixon would resign if the House voles to him. Almost nobody in the House, in private conversation, now believes that impeachment is not a foregone conclusion, said Hep. Charles Wilson. D- Tex. New pressure for Nixon's resignation came Thursday from three top House Republi- cans and several Midwestern newspapers on the day the House Judiciary Committee formally opened ils hearings on whether Nixon should be impeached. The statements Ihat Nixon should consider resigning were made by Reps. John J. Rhodes of Arizona, the House GOP leader; John 3. Ander- son of Illinois, chairman of the House Republican Conference; and Barber B. Conablc of New York, chairman of the GOP Policy Committee. Rhodes said Nixon "ought lo consider resignation as a pos- sible option" if it becomes ap- parent that erosion of public confidence prevents him from effectively discharging his du- ties. He said "I do not feel lhal we have ycl reached Ihat point" but said also that "the President is not' havjng an over-all beneficial effect on the prospects of the Republi- can Party." Housing Market ft Due Billion WASHINGTON (A P) President Nixon announced lo- day he is pumping in an addi- tional billion to bolster Ihe nation's sagging housing markel. The' President said the mon- ey will be used lo subsidize interest rales' on conventional government-insured mort- gages and lo provide addition- al cash for the nation's savr ings and loan institutions. The savings and loans ai'c the biggest conlribulors lo the housing mortgage market. They have been plagued by declining money to lend as investors seek oul more lucra- tive investments with inleresl rates soaring. President Nixon said the money Die government is committing should help fi- nance over additfional homes. The housing industry lias been in a steady decline since 1973, wilh housing starts of for the iirsl three monlhs of Ihis year compared lo for Ihe sams period last year. The President's action ex- pands a program iniliated last January, when Ihe Depart- ment of Housing and Urban Development committed over 56 billion to morlgage subsi- dies in an effort to spur con- s t r u c t i o n of new homes. Tfce money was applied to Veterans Adminislralion and Federal Housing Administra- tion mortgages lo cut the in- terest homeowners pay from Ihe current FIFA-VA. maxi- mum of fl'-i per ccnl.lo per cenl. The cffccl is lo trim Ihe monthly payments on a mortgage over 30 years by iiisi over SI5.30 per monlh. Judiciary Hearings Open U. S. Rep. Peter Rpdino, D-N.J., chairman of the whether grounds exist for impeaching House Judiciary Committee, prepares to bang the At right is the ranking minority, Hep.. EdwartK: gavel to start hearings Thursday to consider Ilutchinson, R-Mich. Wirephoio) Israeli Planes Inside Lebanon BV TUB ASSOCIATED PRESS Israeli planes attacked guer- rilla sanctuaries inside Leba- non loday, Syrian jets raided Israeli positions on the Golan Heights, and lank and artil- lery duels erupted along Ihc 40-mile front. The Tel Aviv command said ils fighter bombers hit "ter- rorist concentrations" in the southeast pocket of Lebanon near ML Ilermon. The planes rocketed and strafed the posi- lions, witnesses said. The witnesses said hills and woods neighboring nine Le- banese villages took of direct hits" during the 25- ininute Israeli raid, but cas- ualties were not immediately known. The witnesses said the raid followed an exchange of moi- lar fire between Lebanese and Israeli border positions. Israel said four Syrian planes were involved in the raid in the 300-square mile bulge captured from Syria in Hie- October war, but said there were no Israeli casual- ties- Syria said Ihe air attack was staged by "several forma- tions of air force fighter- bombers. Our planes returned safely to bases from the mid- day bombing and strafing raid. The enemy .suffered heavy casualties and losses." The Syrians said Ihe raid followed an Israeli shelling of Ihe Syrian village of Heini on Jit. Ilermon in which one woman was wounded. our g r o u n d forces kept up a heavy bar- Rain Linked to 5 Deaths; 90 Evacuated Near Austin Heavy rains and tornadoes lashed South Ccnlral Texas Inte Thursday and early lo- day, forcing some 90 persons to evacuate their homes near Austin. The rains were blamed for five deaths, four of them in traffic. Two men were killed near Alice, one near San Anlonio, another al Wells, all on rain- whipped highways, and a boy drowned near Bandera when his father's car was shoved off a bridge by flood waters. The Department of Public Safely reported flood water up to two feet deep in Garfield at Ihe Colorado Hiver Ranchetle development thai consists mainly of mobile homes 11} miles east of Anslin near Tex- as 71. Richard Grimmell, DPS spokesman, said DPS helicop- ters and privale boats rescued Ihe Garfield evacuees. Tornadoes were reported-in South Texas at Garfield, Kyle, Lake Thomas and jusl south of Bandera, all in South Cen- tral Texas. Four to six inches of rain drenched Ihe New liraunfcls and San Marcos areas before midnight Thursday, causing some flooding. The Weather Service predicted significant rises on large rivers'in the area by sunrise. A squall line moving, east: ward through South Texas led Hie weather bureau to issue a tornado watch in western parts of Southwest Texas, in- cluding Galvcslou, Matagorda, Brazoria and Chambers coun- lies, until 5 a.m. Flash flood warnings were also issued in those areas. Thunderstorms reached into deep South Texas early today. Hail and winds up lo GO miles per hour were reported near Kingsville. Severe w c a t h c r bullelins were posted for San Patricio, Nncccs and Kleberg counties. C I c a r lo partly cloudy wcalher prevailed in Ihe Pan- handle and far West Texas early today. Temperatures dropped ab- ruptly by 10 degrees or more over mosl sections of South Central and Southeast, Texas after the thunderstorms. Early morning readings generally were in (he 60s except for the lower Grande Valley and far West Texas where, (he WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional Weather service Mop, F9. ABILENE AND VICINITY [10-mllc radios] Considerable cloudiness wlln a slight cnoncc el Ihuridcrsftrwers loday. Parity lonighl and Snlurday- Con- llnued SaulhwoMerly wind! 10 to W mnh. High Ihls oltcrnoort (n Ihc upper 80s. i-mv lonTstil In Ine nVi! Ms. Illgti Solurdny In Ihe tower Mi. Probability al predplla- licn 30 per cent loday. Itlnh and low (or 3J hours ceding am" 16 and Si. High ond same dole last year: 97 Sunie-l IASI nigh! sunrise Today: sunicl lon'ohl: thermometer was in the 70s. More showers and Ihundcr- showcrs were predicted in Ccnlral and East Texas and showers in central portions were to end. rage of tank and artillery.fire on enemy "positions in all three, sectors 'of the front, inflicting: heavy a Damascus' communique said. As the fighting raged along! the Golan Heights for the 60th; straight day, Secretary; of: State Henry A. Kissinger, shutlling back lo Israel forts to obtain .a ment on''the Golan 'front. S Sources in his party indicat- ed, however, he may return to Washington soon' and let-the Syrians and Israelis think about their rival proposals for a week or Iwo. Tn Beirut, ths Arab World, a daily digest of Arab opinion, quoted Western diplomatic sources as saying the reason Kissinger may have lo return to Washington is new pressure on President Nixon to resign. J The sources said Kissinger will remain in ttie Middle Easf until Sunday al Ihe most and may return earlier if- the carrt- paign to force Nixon's resignar lion escalates. Clouds Play With Rainfall Chances Clouds and the continuing pos- sibilily of scattered lliunder- showers comprise part of Ihe "static" conditions predicled Friday by forecasters at the Na- tional Weather Service. Forecaster Jerry O'Bryant said that a small lower pressure system over central Texas is stirring up jnoistiire into the up- per layers of Ihc atmosphere and that present conditions are expected lo remain "for a cou- ple of days." O'BRYANT SAID one disor- ganized and one weak cold front are the only other interesting considerations on Ihe map, and Ihcsc arc nol expected lo affect Ihc Abilene area. A 20 per cent chance of rain from scattered tnunrtorshovvcrs is predicted for Friday and, un- officially, for Saturday, O'Hryanl added. Although dark clouds and gusty winds lliroalencd Ihc area Thursday njghl, O'Bryanl said no niln was measured at Abi- lene Municipal Airport. UNOFFICIAL ;A R K A rajn measurements reflected .scattered nature of Ih'o thunder- storm activity. Baird, Crydi, Colorado City, Easlland and Winters all reported only a trace of rain. More substantial accumula- tions were reported from Rang- er and Brownwood, each with 1.50. Coleman reported .50, Ballin- gcr .03 and Cisco .60. Where It Rained: COLORADO PAINT ;

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