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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Abilene, Texas                               Ullill.il 3 STAR FINAL "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS'OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 328 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY 11, 1974-FORTY PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Associated Preti (If) Woman Gets'Bock-Handed' Compliment: Loss of Job By CATHY WOLFF Associated Press Writer HOCK ISLAND, III. {AP) Peggy Hughes says she was not entirely displeased when Intel-national Harvester fired her from its shipping depart- ment. Company officials, she said, had concluded she too pretty. "In a way, I felt sort of said the blonde Miss Hughes, 28. "I never thought of myself as a prelly girl. I'm just an aver- age looking woman." Miss Hughes, about 5 foot 5 and 110 pounds, worked for a month packing heavy machi- nery at an "hour in Harvester's a r m a 11 plant here. She was fired March 15. "The personnel manaecr told me T would no reinstated when a new job opened up." she said. But later, she said, the general foreman lold an official of Local 1390 of (he Unilcd Auto Workers that she received "too much male at- tention." The union failed lo setlle the dispute and the Rock Island Human Relations Commission voted this wpek to take the -c to tlw Illinois Fair Erii- rtovmenl Practices Commis- sion. Henry Woods, an invostiwa- Inr for the local commission, d company rfficials told hini Miss Hughes had good work and attendance records bill added that "male cowork- crs found her so attractive they were dislracted from their normal duties." Woods contended the firing violated sex discrimination laws. A Harvester spokesman said the companv would have no comment. There were about 10 women ami 15-20 men in the department. Ford, Ziegler, Haig: Nixon Won't Resign By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vice President Gerald R. Ford, after a private morning meeting with President Nixon, said Friday he does not be- lieve Nixon will resign in the face of mounting criticism over his handling of Water- gate. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler was quoted as say- ing Nixon would not be driven out of office by "minor, spec- ulation, excessive charges or hypocrisy." And Nixon's chief of staff, Alexander M. Haig Jr., said he didn't see anylhing at pres- ent that would cause the Pre- sident to leave office. The statements of the high administration officials came as Nixon's support in Wash- ington eroded slightly as some congressional Republicans called for him to resign rather than be impeached. Ziegler acknowledged in a statement to a newspaper that Washing- ton was full of rumors Nixon would resign, but all adminis- tration officials denied them. Ford flew lo Ruffalo, N.Y., following his hour-long meet- ing with Nixon. He. said in an afternoon n e w s conference there thai, during his talk with Nixon, (here was no discussion about the possibility of (he President's resigning. He said, "I can infer from what he said lhat he has no inlention of re- signing." The N'ew York Times, in its Saturday editions, said gler telephoned it Friday night and issued this statement: "The city of Washington is full of rumors. All that have been presented to me today are false, and the one that leads the lisl is the one that says President Nixon intends to resign. "His attitude is one of deter- mination lhat he will not be driven out of office by rumor, speculation, excessive charges or hypocrisy, lie is up to the battle, he intends to fight it, and he feels he has a personal PEGGY HUGHES OF MOLINK, ILL. I never thought of myself as pretty Some the men asked her out, but she said she always refused: "I just didn't see any lhat 1 liked." "I'm not women's said Miss Hughes, who also has worked as a forklift operator-. "I'm proud to be a woman But I just think if you have a point you should .'or il." Miss Hughes conceded that sometimes her male cowork- crs would ask her Low the jf') was going and lift something for her. "They wouldn't even ask, they would jusl do it .1 would say, 'You belter get back to your own she said. Evangelist Urges Prayers For Nixon, House Panel By GEORGE W. CORNELL Religion Writer YORK (AP) Evangelist Billy Graham said Friday that.the Watergate af- fair has put America in a grave situation. urged prayers .that both the House Judiciary Committee and President Nixon will take the right steps. "We ought to pray for the country." he said. "We ought lo pray for the Judiciary Com- mitlec, that God will give it wisdom. We ought to pray for liie President, that he will be given the wisdom to do what God wants him to do." Wish the committee launch- ing its impeachment inquiry Breck Youth Is State FFA Candidate Area 4 Delegates Make Selection at Banquet By .1. T. SMITH Ilcporlcr-News Farm Editor STEPHENVILU2-A we 11- name in most agricul- tural circles in the Big Coun- try at only 18, Joey Fambro of lircckcnridge, was selected by the Area 4 Voting Delegation to represent them as their candidate for Slate FFA presi- dent during the- Area 4 FFA banquet al Taiielon Slale Uni- versity Friday nighl. The stale competition will be held July 12-14 al San Antonio. Fambro served as the 1973- 74 Area 4 president and was on the stale. 4-H council. Fam- bro dominated the major live- stock awards in steer competi- tion in this year's Stephens C'ounly Livcslock Show exhib- iting the Grand Champion on his birthday. The FFAcr was also the Ke- portc-r-News Most Typical Cowboy of the Big Country in 1972. AT STATE Fambro will be representing the following dis- tricts which comprise Area i: Abilene. Cross Timber, Wichi- ta, Oil Belt and Colcman. A girl from the peanut coun- try of Gustine, Debbie. While 18, a senior at Gusline High, was chosen in the final vote as Sweetheart for Area 4. She will represent the area at state competition. Debbie plans to attend Texas Wom- an's University at Denlon. In reply lo how she fell in being selected lo go to slate, Debbie said, "I can't wait." Debbie is Ihe daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. While of Gustine, and her brother 15, is a freshman Grecnhand in FFA. Debbie's closest competition was Sandra Whitfield of Crow- ell, who was first runner-up. Sandra represented the Wichi- ta district. JAMIE green- hand from Colcman, repre- sented the Colcman district as Sttceihearl and Sheryl Green- way of Baird represented the Abilene district. Uellv Gutierrez of O'Brien represented the Oil Belt. Bill Campbell of Dublin will be following in Fambro's fool- steps as the Area 4 president for the 1974-75 year. Campbell is an aclive FFAer and a stu- dent at Dublin High School. A young man who had been chosen Chapter Green hand at the Eula FFA banquet last Friday night and who is also Ihe Abilene District Green- See BANQUET, Pg. 8A, Col. i and Nixon under political pressures about his role, the evangelist said "the. whole country is facing a very seri- ous situation" in its influence in the world. Events and problems move "ahead "and the situation in Germany, Brifain, France and c I s'c w h e re demand strong American he said in a telephone interview from Phoenix, Ariz., where he is holding a week's crusade. Graham, a long-time friend of Nixon, said of ihe present circumstances facing (he Pre- sident: "I think from knowing him, if he's the same man I used fo know. F think will put what's best for the country above everything else. I think he will look at it from the Ions view, the historical view, and do what he thinks best to pro- led the presidency and the country." Graham paused, and added, "1 hope that's going to be his position. The Nixon I know has a great love of country, a great dedication to it." The evangelist said that, be- cause of the heavy schedule of his crusade, in which he is preparing a new sermon for each right, he has not read Ihe transcripts of '.Virile House conversations r e I e a s e d bv President Nixon and won't comment in detail unlil he does. However, in to Ihe numerous "expletives" delet- ed from the text, Graham said: "H's not the language I've ever heard him use. However, around me, most presidents have been very careful in their use of profanity; It's like when 1 go in a locker room, somebody says, 'Shhh, here comes Billy "Graham." Most people's talk around a clergy- man is a little different." However, he added. "The Lord is listening all the lime. The Lord has got his tape re- corder going from the lime you're bom unlil you die. He not only knows what you say, but your thoughts and intents. And all these are going to be See GRAHAM, Pg. 8A, Col. 8 responsibility to do so." Haig said in an interview lhat "the only thing thai would tempt resignation on the part of the President would be if h elhought that served the best interests of the American people." He added: "At this juncture, I don't see anything on the horizon which would meet lhat criteria." He said he thinks Nixon shares this view "very strenuously." The number of Republican senators calling on Nixon to resign rose to three Friday when Sen. Richard Schweikcr of Pennsylvania called a news conference and said he be- lieved Ihe President should quit because of what he called "the nowobvious moral corro- sion destroying and 'debasing the presidency." Sen. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, like Sclweiker a liberal, and Sen. James Buckley of New York, a conservative, had previously issued similar calls. The President aiso .wns faced with the defection of :a number of traditionally Re- publican newspapers, such as the Chicago Tribune, which have called for his resignation or impeachment in recent days. In Buffalo, Ford-, said the, rapport beVweeh is "as go'od as always, and that has been excellent." In answer to a question, Ford said: "There was no'iii- dication of any displeasure on the President's paVt in the role that J have played. He mdicai-, Ed that 1 was working top and said Nixon had mentioned that he had been traveling quite a bit. Inside Todoy Youth Faces Hearing in Deaths Lawrence A. Strempel Jr., described as o "nice quiet faces a hearing May 20 to determine if he can stand trial as an adult in the deaths of two boys in Houston. Pg. 4E. The chief of the Depart- ment of Public Safety says government investi- gations of Highway Pa- trol hiring practices are "more harassment than fair inquiry.'' Pg. 1 B. Chess Prodigy Defeats Boris Spassky MOSCOW (AP) Anatoly Karnov, Ihe 23-year-nld chess prodigy known as "the Soviet Bobby defeated Bor- is Spassky on Friday, elimi- nating him from Ihe world challengers' competition. With Ihe llth-game victors- over Ihe former world cham- pion. Karpov moved into the final round of the tournament to select Ihe next challenger for the crown Fischer took fur'i Snassky two years His next opponent is Soviet grandmaster Viklor Korchnoi, defeated .former world champion Tigran Pclrosian in Odessa to reach the finals. Karpov won the four games he needed to eliminate Spas- sky, Ihe last Tiussian to hold the world championship, wilh unexpected ease. The match was scheduled lo go lo 20 games if necessary. Spassky, (he pre-match fa- vorite, won only one game. The rest were drawn. Observers compared Kar- pov's achievement wilh Fisch- er's when ihe American crushed Spassky lo win the world litlc. Soviet chess experts say Spassky never recovered from that loss, and he may be fin- ished as a top-rank ch'ess play- er. Under the coaching of Sc- myon Firman, Karpov has gained in strength and depth al each stage of the challeng- ers' lournamcnl. He easily dis- posed of Soviet grandmaster Lev Polugayevsky in Ihe quar- terfinal round. The young Lcningrader was rated the best chess player in his country lasl year. Soviet grandmasters say a Fischer- Karpov duel would be electric. The Karpov-Korchnoi malch is set for autumn, and world championship duel for 1975. In Ihe last game of Ihe semifinal, Karpov playing while offered Spassky the queen's gambil. Il was dec- lined and Spassky attempted to mount an attack on Kar- pov's castled king's posilion. In doing so he created the kind of positional weakness Karpov has shown skill in ex- ploiting. Sacrificing a bishop on Ihe 271 h move, Karpov played his queen and rook deep into Spassky's defenses. In the process, he swept up three of Spassky's pawns and left Ihe black king without prelection. On Ihe 3oth move. Spassky reached over and slopped the clock, signaling lhat he was conceding defeat. The terrible trio ploguirKj the stock market, infla- tion, interest rates and impeachment, sent pric- es tumbling on Wall Street. Pg. 70. Mothers often turn their sons into male chauvin- ists and wives may be- come unhappy if their husbands conquer feel- ings of superiority over women, says a psychia- trist. Pg. 2E. "It's an awful lot of pres- sure, being rich like that. You meet such tacky peo- ple says ex- convict J. Alan Gokey, whose jet-set fling in- cluded buying a yacht wifh a bogus million check. Pg. 2A. Amujcmenrs 3E Astrology 3C Bridge Church Ncwl Records of Eastland JP, Jail Don't Agree By JIM IIAGLUND Itcporler-Ncws Sunday Editor EASTLAND Docket rec- ords of Eastland Justice of Ihe Peace L. (Wells) Dal- ton concerning tho disposition of several cases in 1973 and jail records concerning Ihe same cases do not agree. The Reporter-News has con- firmed through several sources that an Investigation is being conducted into llie of- fice of Justice Dalton by Ihe. Texas Department of Public Safely, llic Easlland County sheriff's office and llie district attorney. The investigation has noi been completed. ALTHOUGH ft I S T. Ally. Emory C. Walton had no com- ment on the matter, indica- tions arc lhat a grand jury will be convened when .the in- vestigation is completed. Sheriff L. E. (Lefty) Sublelt had no comment when asked about Ihe investigation this week. I-ast week, howev- er, he lold The Reporter- N'ews, "In a manner of speak- ing, an investigation is under- way, but it has not been com- plcted." Dalton, Precinct 1 justice, said Ibis week lie is "not wor- ried" about the investigation. "I know my dockets have, hcen audileri but there's noth- ing unusual about the well-dressed, retired Easlland businessman said. Saying that docket re-cords are usually audited every six months or so, Dalton said. "I haven't been notified about anything" as far as llic inves- tigation is concerned. He said ho has. however, retained Kssllaml attorney Bill Hart as legal representative. Dalton, wljose court gets the biggest amount of business of any of Ihe five Easlland County jus- tices of the- peace, has been Precinct 1 justice since 1983, bul was defeated Saturday in the Democratic primary in his bid for reelection. RESEARCH into Eastland County records this week by The Rcporlcr-News shows that on two occasions persons list- ed in Justice Dallon's dockets as having laid oul fines in jail time did not spend enough time in jail, according to jail records, to have laid out Ihe fines. Furlher, receipts kepi by two of the persons involved show that Ihe individuals paid amounts equal to their tines. But in neither case does Ihe amount show up in Ihe record of fines collected by Justice Dalton. Such records, kepi monthly by Ihe justice, are turned in each month lo coun- ty auditor C. H. O'Brien. The first instance was in March 1973. Four men were, an estcd, charged and convict- ed of "theft under 55" on March 10 in Justice Dalton's court in a case concerning a thefl from llillcresl Food Mar- ket in Easlland. The four, Iwo of whom were listed as juveniles in jail rec- ords submitted by Sheriff Subletl la auditor O'Brien, in- cluded Sammy Herrera of Easlland. He and the otlier three were each listed as having laid oul Iheir fines in jail nol only in Justice Dallon's docket record bul also in the monthly report of criminal cases submitted lo Ihe auditor. THE V1NMS listed for all four individuals in Dallon's I red docket book exceeded in each case. Al Ihe standard rate of deducted off the fine per day in jail, the men would have lo spend al least 10 days in jail. But jail records show thai all four were in jail only on March 10.1973, for one day. Herrera, who had a fine of including court costs, says he spenl only one day in jail. He also has a receipt for S102.50 bearing Ihe signature W. Dalton, J. P." and the inscription "For Fine." Hecords of collodions for March 1973 show no fine from Herrera was collected by Dal- ton. In another case in November -.V Comics 6.7C ErTitoriaTi 4A Form Markers OMtuoties 25 Oil 1C Soorts LSD TV Log JE TV 2E Women's Ncwi 1973. three men from Kastiand were arrested and convicted on a charge lo "commit as- sault and The three, Ruben Gaeta Jr., Joe Herrera and Larry Eolles. laid oul their fines in jail, re- cords from Justice Dalton's dockets and the monthly re- port of criminal cases submit- ted to (he county auditor show. Tllr: FINKS for Herrera and daela were listed as each, Dallon's docket book shows, while Bollcs' line was listed as But all three arc listed as having Sec JP's, PR. 8.V, Col. 1 t   

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