Abilene Reporter News, May 13, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

May 13, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT B3RD YEAR, NO. 330 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, ,79604, MONDAY 13, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Auofimttd Prm (fl EUJEHUOtEB Soaked Cotton Balls Used Against Flies Q. Please find out why my parents lung a hall or codon.on (he screen doors and U they put something OB it like kerosene. AS I recall It had some- thing to do with repelling riles and in- sects but I .was-telling some .-friends from another generation about Ibis and they thought I'd lost my mind. 1 want to assure them I haven't. .'.A. At least one person thinks you're still In possession of all your marbles Paula Carter remembers when people put cam- phophenique or cilronella on cotton balls to keep the flies away. Another, good fly repel- lent, she says, is a pot of basil. Plant several pots of the set them around the back porch or the barbecue pit and not only will you have a fly repellent but you'll be grow-' ing your own seasoning for your next pot of spaghetti. Q. There's a new law that motorists may. turn left after stopping at a red light where two or.e-way streets Inter- sect. Where in Abilene can we do this? A. At five intersections Cypress and N. 2nd. N. 3rd, N. 4th and N. 5th; also'Hickory anil N. 2nd. You have'Ho be in the proper left turn lane, next to the left curb and remember to yield right of way. You can't turn left off a two-way street onto a one-way or Wf a one-way onto a two-way. Q. I think you've ran this before but 1 need some proof to end an argument and I know I'm right. Arc bicycles sup- posed lo be ridden with or against traff- ic and Is (here any certain side of (be street that's correct lo walk on? A. Bikes ride with traffic, pedestrians walk against traffic or facing it, unless you're walking in a pedestrian lane and then it doesn't make any difference, says Traffic Engineer Bud Taylor. atlorney general himself or a specially-desig- nated assistant atlorney gen- eral approve wiretap requests. The wiretaps requests in question are made lo federal judges, who must give approv- al before Ihe taps can be made. Justice Byron H. White, writing for a unanimous coiii'l, noted Ihat the Nixon ad- ministration insisted lhal il should have wide lalilude in delegating (he attorney gener- al's authority lo 'request wire- laps because Ihe federal Inw grants wide laliludc among stale officials in approving wiretap requests. While said, however, "il is apparent that Congress de- sired to centralize and limit Ihis authority where it was feasible to do so, a desire eas- ily implemented in the federal establishment by confining Ihe aulhprity to approve wiretap applications to Ihe attorney general or a designated assis- tant, a llorney general. "To us, it appears wholly at odds wilh the scheme and ihe history of the act lo construe (il) lo permit Ihe allorney general lo delegate this au- thority al will, whether it be lo his executive assistant or lo any officer of the department other than an assistant attor- ney While said. The wiretap applications in question were signed by Sol I.inderbaum who was Mitch- el I's executive assistant. In a companion case the court permitted the govern- ment lo preserve llic evidence gathered in a number ol oilier questioned ivirelaps. Suit 'Epidemic' Escaped Here An Abilene sampling re- veals that loco) doclors ap- parently are escaping the 'epidemic' of malpractice suits filed against to doctors in the U. S. each year. Story, Pg. IB. Amusements 2B Business Mirror......... 7B Bridae 7A Classified 3-8C Cornics 6B Editorials 4A Horoscope 7A Hospital Polisnls 9A Obiluaries 12A Sports I-2.8C To Your Hcallh TV Log 88 TV Scour............... SB Women's News 3B Most Truck Drivers Ignore Shutdown Call BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Truck traffic rolled normal- ly today, in most stales despite ;i call for a protest shutdown, but scattered violence, llarcd in Kentucky and Pcnnyslvan- ia. Overdrive magazine, a Los Angeles-based magazine called for the shutdown. Inde- pendent drivers supporting the strike demand a fuel price rollback, h'igher speed limits and an audit of oil companies. Mike Parkhurst, editor of Overdrive, called a news con- ference today in Washington, D.C. Ilis publication supported trucker shutdowns in Decem- ber and F e b r u a r y which brought-about an increase in freight rales and guaranteed supplies of dicsel Two shols were fired from passing cars into trucks on In- terstate 75 early today in Ken- but no one was injured, police said. One incident oc- curred near London, Ky., and the other near the border with Tennessee. Pennsylvania State Police said someone firing a high- powered rifle from .a bridge shot out the windshield of a Irooper's car on the Pennsyl- vania Turnpike east of Breeze- wood. The officer was unin- jured. Windshields of three trucks wove smashed, with rocks in Fayette County, Pa., and pick- els tried to ball trucks along U.S. 40 and U.S. 19, aulhorilies said. A trucker in Bedford County escaped unhurt when his wind- shield was smashed by a rock thrown from an overhead bridge. Despite the si-altered vio- lence Pennsylvania authorities said trucks were rolling' at near normal rales in the state. Business Normal Say Truck Stops Despite a rumored strike by truck drivers scheduled lo begin Monday morning, four truck stops along Interstate 20 report- ed business as usual and no sign of a pullover. The strike, called for by Over- drive magazine, was designed to force Congress to raise speed limits for truckers and lo lower diescl prices, about the same reasons given tor the last truck- ers strike earlier this year. Employes at Abilene Truck Terminal, Hilllop 66, the Wylie Truck Terminal in Tye and the Sweelwaler 76 Truck Slop, re- ported business a little sloir, bul close to normal. "I'VE GOT A driveway full ol truck right said Fred Crcshaw at the Wylic terminal. haven't heard of anyone slop- ping, but several of the drivers said Ihcy would slop if they were asked. They just haven't been asked." Glenda Casio, a cashier at the Sweelwaler 76 Reslauranl said llial business was a liltle slow, but mosl of the drivers she had talked to seemed lo think a strike would do no good. "Mosl of (he drivers are. say- ing that another strike would be just like hclorc, Ihnl it won'l do ;my good." she said. Checks' around the nation showed truck traffic was near normal today in Delaware, Maryland, Texas, Florida, Massachusetts, Indiana, .Soulh Alabama, New York, South.Dakota and Con- necticut among others. Truckers groups in Jiinheso- la, Nebraska and New Hamp- shire adopted a wait-and-see posilion on Ihe shutdown call. A spokesman ffir independent drivers in Denver said the strike was working Ihefe but was not able to provide fig- ures. Spokesmen for the scores of independent Irucker organiza- tions Ihat sprang up during (he last strike generally said they either couldn't afford to shul down or didn't think it would do any good. There were scattered re- ports from police and truck stops in the Midwest lhal truck traffic was down slightly early today, and same spokes- men for independent drivers said.they were honoring the call. Men who claimed to repre- sent 18 groups of independents said in Kansas City, Kan., Sunday night that they had just .finished meeting with two federal officials and were going to.shut down. But there was no immediate indication. Ihcy were very effective..' In Houston, Tex., early to- day, about 100 independent drivers pulled inlo a Iruck slop and shut down. But there were few similar reports re- ceived., and no' reports of truck stops being blockaded or closed. "There's, beeii no .trucks pulling off the road that I know of ai, the present said a worker, at (he sprawling. Perlis Truck Slop at Ga. on Interstate 75, a main north south -highway. T h Georgia State Patrol laid J there had been a few incidents on .the roads, but wouldn't give specifics. "Business seems as said Bob Stevens, a 'service attendant, at Pocono Truck Stop in Barlonsvttle, Pa., on Interstate 80, the key east- west route for truckers head- ing into or leaving Ihe North- easl. In Akron, Ohio; the Council of Independent Truckers, a main force in the'last shut- down, said it .wasn't support- ing this one. "We don't need said treasurer Jim Kirk. "The government-is slill work- ing on proposals we-made in February." Big Hike Asked In Debt Limit By BDMONDN LeBRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON. (A P) President Nixon's adminislra- lion asked Congress today for a bigger-lhan-usual bil- lion increase in the national debt limit'and urged lawmak- ers not lo consider "a lax cul thai .would further enlarge the government's expected defi- cits. Treasury Undersecretary Paul Volcker told the House Ways and Means Commlllee the Treasury will have to do some special handling'of funds by Ihe end of this monlh to stay within the present billion limit on the debt il is allowed to have outstanding at any lime. He asked the com- mittee lo recommend a billion ceiling lo be in effect through the fiscal year begin- ning next July 1. Volcker also urged the com- mittee not to make the debt ceiling legislation the vehicle for unrelated lax measures a strategy oflcn used in Hit Senate. Already (here; haaf been discussion of adding a lax cut provision lo the bill. Volcker said Ihat the com- mon manifestations of infla- lion coupled with falling indus- trialization "do not fit. usual tcxl book descriptions of the economy." The decline in he said, has been concentrated largely in other industries affected by the energy crisis, while other industries continue ib operate near capacity. Shortages, rather than lack of have; prices up- ward, he added.' "Under these c i r c u rn- stances; a lax cut.or further general stimulus would be Volcker said. "It could do little to boost physical produclion and em- ployment over most areas of the economy. But by adding demand, it would add to the already virulent inflation Chance of Rain Termed One in 5 A strong northwest cold front is expected lo cause a variety of conditions through Tuesday, in- cluding wanner temperatures, gusty winds and a chance of showers, forecasters at the Na- tional Weather Service said Monday. Weatherman. Jack Schnabel said a deep lower pressure cen- ter is cnusing the winds lo circu- late in a south and soulhwcster- Sirica Viewing Subpoena, Gap Report By DON McLEOl) Associated Press H'rilcr WASHINGTON [A P President Nixon's lawyers arc trying to persuade U.S. Dis- trict ,lndge John J. Sirica thai Ihe While House should not have to give any more Walcr- galc lapes to Ihe special pros- ecutor. Also today, Sirica takes up: what lo do wilh a report from a pancJ of tape experts on the ISVi-minule gap in one of Ihe tapes Nixon lurned over ear- lier; Siric.i announced loday Ihat Ihe afternoon session on the subpoena would be heard in his chambers. Me gave no reason for kecp- ing.lne meeting cldsed, bul the implication was thai Ihe prosecutor's office mlghl be calling on grand jury, testimo- ny to back up its demand for ihe tapes. i A memorandum filetl by special prosecutor Leon Ja- worski on Friday was immedi- ately placed under court seal by Sirica. The judge also said he had inslrucled all lawyers in Ihe case and (heir clients lo keep quiet.. The panel of experts pre- sented Sirica its report on the 18'A-minule gap May 4 after nearly six nwnlhs of study. Lawyers in the case had been given until today to "study the draft, and communicate with llic panel about il." The gap is in a recording of a conversation between Nixon and then-White House Chief of Staff 11.11. Haldcman on June 20, 1972: Testimony ai .a hear- ing last winlor disclosed lhal Hie missing portion deals wilh Watorgate. In a preliminary report lo Sirica lasl 15, Ihe experts reported llial a buzzing sound which replaced conversations was "pul on Ihe tape in Ihe process of erasing and rcre- cording at least five, and per- haps as many as nine, sepa- rate and contiguous seg- ments." Three days later, after hear- ings that produced pages o( testimony from 23 witness- es, Sirica turned Ihe matter over to Ihe grand jury, con- cluding lhal "a distinct possi- bility of unlawful conduct on Ihe par I of one or more per- sons exists hero." On April 18, al the request of ,laworski, Sirica authorized ;i subpoena for tapes ami documents covering 61 White House conversations. Jaworski said Ihe conversa- lions concerned .Watergate, and that he needed (hem for the Irial of seven former Nix- on adminislration and cam- paign officials In the Waler- gale cover-up case. The While. House moved May 1 to have Ihe subpoena quashed, saying Nixon has the right lo keep his conversations private and had an obligation to protect the. constitutional principal.of executive privi- lege. The commiUc-s's subpoe- na covers conversations rang- ing from three days afler Ihc June 17, 1972, break-in at Democratic party headquar- ters in Ihe Watergate office building to June- -i, 1973, the day Nixon listened lo earlier I a DO'S. ly (lireclion over- (he area, bringing in warm, dry air. AS THE FRONT approaches, he said, Ihe winds will shift lo the north. The fronl is due in late Monday or early Tuesday, he added. Chances for rain are slighl. however, only 20 per cenl, Schnabel said. The southwester- ly flow is cxpccled lo dry onl liltle moisture [here is ior showers, he said. have very liltle moislure available bill we'do have atmos- pheric inslabilily." he added, accounting for the chance of isolated showers. Because of the dry, warm winds, temperatures are oxpeci- cd to soar into the 90s on both Monthly and Tuesday. Schnahel pointed oul lhal the normal for Monday is 83 decrees, 12 de- grees below what is expected. WEATHER DEPARTMENT OF COMMVRCI NttiwM WMthM- (Wcvttttr f A) ABFLENE AND VICINITY Portly doydy today orvJ lenlghl wiin a sllghl chance of aMerncon and r r'1.1 cloud Tusiday. Continued warm. v. -r; IS .vith 'o Tiarlherly 10 to 13 rrph High lonigM h mid-id In l J- u ,J per loday and lonigM. Wind m c.i M CTO High and low for It he.gri endin-j I o.-.- U and f.l. Mlfjh Jfld low doll ftnt: onrt St. Sunaf-1 list niiM Urtay: ;

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