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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 14, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TQ'FRIENDS OR FCJES WE SKETCH .YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT YEAR, NO. .331 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, 79604. TUESDAY EVENING, MAY 14, 1974 22i PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Auocialtd Preu (fl v DONALD M. ROTHBERf Press Writer WASHINGTON itu- Committee loday began; its first full day impeachment eyidebce. most members expected 1-.to get.7their .first chance to listen to White House tapes. Committee members wenl into, the 'closed session carry; ing looscleafed index books tlicy received last week committee staff. While' -the panel moved ahead review of the staff has collected over, the past four months. President Nixon continued to put out word lhat '.'there isn't any chance" he leave of- -fice voluntarily., The tommltlee session to- day; was.cxpecled ,tp focus on the Watergate cover-up, .when. the President learned of it and what'he'did about it. In addition to the index list- ing materials collected by (he staff, committee mem- bers receive each day another looseleaf book laying out Ihc specific allegations and the evidence supporting them. Daylong closed sessions are scheduled for today, Wednes- day and Thursday. Extraordinary security was in force for NIC sions! The committee'-hearing room "was scaled with no one other than the 38 members o[ the panel and inside before or. after sessions. For the 'first Jime, commit- tee, members other than the chairman arid ranking Repute-, .lican were lo listen White House tapes. And on Wednesday, the committee is scheduled lu vole on issuance.of a subpoe- na demanding additional tapes. Notice of the meeting, committee members oh Monday, did nol'.specify which tapes would be' sought.; r in Said Re- on By L. KNUTSON Associated Press Writer Steering a Steer Rancher .Travis Marks ?cutsVquite ;.ih South .Texas' )jL...n.tij rkuiig n'is sieer. Here he is riding in a parade al Fannin, Tex. (AP Wirephoto) Chainna'n Sam J. Ei'vin Jr., D-N.C., is reported' by a' high- level Senate Watergate coni- mittee source to be "re-think- ing" his statement that the panel's report should be de- layed until impeachment pro- ceedings a in s I President Nixon are completed. has been advLsed'that If the committee, does not Is-' s.jj ..s 'report on Jlay 28; there.-rnay never te an appropriate time for it to do so, the source said. By E1JJE Drugs Destroyed; x Other Items Sold Q. What happens to the drugs and suns IJic police confiscate? A: Police Chief Warren Dodson leljs'u's drugs are destroyed by priloyot.Hie-, judge as a case is disposed .of in court, unclaimed guns''are' sold al public'' auction and all alcoholic beverages are.turned over, to .Hie Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. Some of Ihe liquor is destroyed (if it's oijt.of date or (he bottle's been the rest is sold M auction to package store owners who nre qualified lo sell it. 0- I was In Abilene High auditorium "onti evening and' was alritosV nauseated by the overpowering aroma .of bats aid g'rano. Is anyone tryins to remedy A. Yes, they've tried. Abilene High Princi- pal Dill Graves' said' just in the' lie's -beer exterminators have been out 10 or 15 times and-there-are still bats in the belfry or at.least in Ihe loft. BatjliiE bats is kind of futile a lot like trying to get rid of inesqiiile trees in the you think you've gotten rid of (hem when anolher hardy crop appears. One cMerminator guaranteed he could keep the bats out permanently for a fee of tacli month but Graves fell the price was a little sleep to pay for a faint, musty bat aroma that many people don't notice.and few rec- ognize. i What, specifically, are book lints used for al (be city library? A. Il's kind of hard lo say since money collected from tines goes directly into the cily's general fund.'When library funds are allocated, Hie money comes Ivom the geiii'i- al fund so the fines travel in. a cnclc. Charges on lost and damaged books Xerox fecsfnd are placed in the library fund and used as needed, says Libiary Director Dee Blackmon. 0 WwM you priil the hotirs that the Taylor Cointy Collseiim, box office Is men ticket sales? I've driven twice on Saturdays lioplng to buy Urtrls for a show Ikat night; both was closed. A Week-days Ihc hours arc D till i nil 4-30 p.m. On Saturdays, if there SB that night, Ihe box office outside llic open during those same hours Mrs. Joe Coolcy, the lady whos selling the tickets, says it's not uu- ,un for everybody lo show up at once m before noon and this throws her ID to 20 minS es late for her lunch break, consc- 1S sometimes doesn't gtt-tack u.v lil or thereabouts. Wfeere cat HM A fllrin'l know there was a bumper A' "e u Vou can pick up the butians -ds and window stickers at he of SSiraercc, Ml Hickory. The inch stickers could be used on but they're intended for doors and Kach item costs a BOSTON (AP) The House Judiciary which is impeachrrie'nt pro- ceedings a" g a i n s t President N'ixon; has requested a.fulPset 61 records from I he'closed .'in-' 3u'est inlo the death" of1 o Kopcclirie, j Globe reported Miss Kopcchne July, wlieii'. a. M. Kennedy; wenl off a bridge and into 'a-.tidal. ,pri Chappa-' quiddick Island off the Massa- chusetls coaSt. Tbe newspaper, said a mem- ber of the Judiciary com- mittee staff telephoned the Sodal" Law Library- in Suf-. .folk u.n t y-Courthouse 'here and requested, :a' full set of copies ,of Ihe' re- cords and lawyers'-': briefs, in the. case be sent promptly-to library keeps copies of records ancl briefs of all eases lha't are appealed to the Judicial 'Court for reference 'by law- years.. A spokesman for I h e cdmriuttee refused to com- ment "in any on the re- ported request, tlie Globe said. "I don't know if we have and couTdn't' comment if we the spokesman .told the Globe when asked if material had been requested. Edgartown 'District Courl Judge Janies A. Boyle direct- ed that tjie January 1970. in- fiucsl be open, but the- state Supreme Judicial .Court, or- dered il closed after Kenne- dy's counsel :argued lhat an open hearing-would result in publicity "so widespread as to taint with irremediable. preju: dice" any courl proceeding held later. At a news conference Sun- day in Charlotte, N'.C., Eh'in -said he. wouldn't want the port to be issued "at a time the House had the qucs: lion under- consicleralion of .whether: articles ment should be preferred against Ih'e President or wheii the Senate is sitting as a jury 'Ervin.. said he would ask the committee to decide -whether to request from the Senate a .further extension tor filing the 'report-. i. The source said Ervhy is lieinj advised that if the com- mittee decides to delay its rc- port" until; after the House votes or until afler a possible .Senate trial, the pressure for further '.delay -will still exist and may be even greater. That is ..because it is feared -the'report niight trials of the seven defendants in the Wate'rgatc cover up ''..Volunteer -Work Cures Loneliness Shortly after Mrnford Bernard retired, his wife died and he was -faced with foneliness.- Now he- rs ho longer lonely and is one of the best volunteers the Abi- lene State School has Story, picture, Pg. IB. Amuscmcnls 2A Bridge 8A Business Mirror 5A Classified 4-8C Comics -1C Editorials 4A. Horoscope fl A .Patients 8C Obituaries 2A.8C Spcrls 1-2C.8C To Your. Good Health 4B TV. Loa 2A TV Seoul Womsn's News case. Those' trials'are' sched- uled to begin'no earlier than next September. "Wlml it conies lo is that we'either issue the report Hay 28 or riot at the 'source said. "Sen; Ervin is re- the whole thing." The Senate resolution that created, the committee last year requires the filing of a final report. Until, recently, Ervin has said he has told the staff to "meet the Hay 28 deacl- liriel' Sen.- Lowell P. member, livis. suggested lhat the panel issue a final report on sched- ule but delete any cortchlsions bearing directly on the. guilt nr innocence of-any of Ihe Wa- tergate figures mentioned. 2A 2-3B Scholar- Athletes Finish Strong in Sports, Books By ART LAWI.EK Repwttr-News Sptrtswriter The Abilene Exchange Club met Tuesday to honor what is perhaps the most impressive list of scholar-athletes produced by Abilene High School and Cooper during the 10-year history of the Exchange Club awards. Cooper's Mack M c C o 11 u m Nathan Collie (golf) and Clay Cockcrell have fin is heel 1-2-3 academically among Cooper's senior students. Those three, and Bill Mearse (baseball) and Luis Guerra (track) all finished above lite six-point grade-point standard for Abilene Public Schools. Abilene High's Paul Ogden (foolball and track) headed Ihe list of honorces at the northsirte school, finishing third in his class. The other four scholar- alhlclcs al Abllon'e High were .linimy Strong David Hollon Mark Fox (swimming) and Bob Bailey Ogden and Strong i also finished above the school's' six-point GPA scale.-.. STUDENTS ;WHO finish with averages above (.0 must make straight As in all required cours- es and in advanced studies. McCollutn, the son of Mr. and Mrs. 0. D. McCollum, 1902 Wil- low Drive, is a two-year letter- man in football at Cooper and wilt serve.as valedlctoriifn'at Ihis year's.comhiencemenl cises. His'GPA is 6.4-19. Collie, will serve as salu- talarioh, is.a one-year letterman in golf and his grade point aver- age is 6.323. He is. the1 son of Mr. and Mrs. It. L. Collie. 2310 Ivan- hoc. Cockcrell, the son of Dr. and Mrs. E. G. 1810 film- wood, finished third in his class' wilh a 6.261 GPA and is a .two- year in golf. icho finished wilh a this year's only two- sport leUerhian, having earned two letters in baseba.ll and one in foolbaii.'Ogden's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Emil Ogden, 1626 Delwbod. HIM- MKARSK, a one-year leltenrian on Ihe Cougars' base- ball squad, finished 10th in his class wilh a 6.125 and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Mearsc, 3102 Monterey Cr, Guerra finished with a 6.M2, good for 24th place among Coop- er seniors: -.The one-year lelt'or- man is the son of Dr. and Mrs. J.-J, Guerra, J40I S. Hlh. Strong, who recently finished second in the 880-yard dash in Class AAAA at the state track meet In Austin, has a 6.2330 GPA. The two-year letterman is Ihe son of Mr. and Mrs. Garry D. Strong, MM N. 10th. Seven of the 10 scholar-alh- leles IhJs year finished wilh av- erages above 1.0. David Hollon, a, one-year let- A lerman for tlie Eagles' fpolbiill team, finished 48tli in his class at 5.7605 and is' the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Hollon, 3832 N. 9th. MARK FOX, one of tlic'slate's lop AAAA swimmers, finished wilh a 5.7257 GPA, good for 52nd place. The three-year Eagle let- lerman was recently accepted by the Naval .Academy. He is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Irljy Fox, 2601 Hickory. Bob Bailey, a two-year letter- man on the Eagle baseball squad, finished with a a.6808 grade point average. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hob ell' Bailey, 2450 Gartielrt. Breaking it down by spoils, foolball and baseball had three athletes each earning Ihe schol- ar-athlete and golf had two apiece iind swim-' ming one. Last year there were four basketball players on Ihc list, but this year none made Ihe elite list. Tennis and gymnastics alho failed to produce any honor- ees. The group was honored at a luncheon at noon Tuesday at Ab- ilene Country Club. Last year's winners.at Abilene High were Martin Stewart, Olen Frazier, Henry Gindrall, Jeff Hill and Gary Stlrman. Cooper honorces were Kim Lawrence, Allen Chancy, David Jones, David Murchison and Ken Hanks. However, it was learned late lasl that the subpoena .would; include a meeting on 'April 4, -1972, involving the President, H. R; Hald.eman and "John N. Mitchell. Four itays before lhat meeting, ac- cording lo testimony "bv Jeb Stuart Magrudei', Mitchell ap- proved a political intelligence plan lhat included .bugging Democratic National Commit- tee headquarters in the Water-, gate office building. Chairman Peter W..Rodinp Jr.. D-N.J. has said he hopes lo complete the closed portion of the break-in and c o v e r -u p presenlation this week. .--.-'..-v .But during the initial session T.hu rsd ;i y, the .pace pi wed slower than Rodino and John'Doar; chief counsel of impeachment inquiry .had anticipated. And Ihc tape playing could slow .it even more... AH parties who ;have any of the tapes have described thonvas r extremely difficult to under--' stand: At the White House on lion- Caspar Weinberger, sc- crelary of .hc'alth', education ancl told'' newsmen that the President has assured him "there any chance" he Renewed statements of the President's determination to stay in office followed .calls WEATMlT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COfVJV.ERCE .NOliOtwL Wtottter IWwtrnH-.Map, Pg, 1C) AMD V1CINITV (10-mllf Partly .cloudy wllh a' sligh] cT Ihiinlcfshov.irs today. Gensral. ly fair Lonlgril and Wednesday- Cwltr IS lo 25 mpll, becoming northerly lo to mph by noon lE35y. today in mlddlt E55. Low tonlghl 55. High VJednesday In law Vr. of rfi'rt 20 cent today. Wind fp effecl twi lohes. High flM ,iof_24 hours, and 73. T. C.T-J dale ond'SO. sunrise tomorrow: last week from some Republi- can members of Congress' for Ibe to consider res- ignation. NiiM picked up support for his antiresignafion stand ffojii congressional Democrats Jon Monday. ;-_'. U tjorlty Leader- Mike Mansfield of Montana said, "Resignation is not the answer It is lime to keep Rain Chanel The expected. passage of a Pa- cific cool front at noon Tuesday was only predicted to drop tem- peratures .slightly. -over, the Tuesday and. Wednesday said forecasters at'., Ihe National Weather Service. The., front, which at a.m. wa's south 'of gives the area 'a 20' per. cent chance "of thuhdersfiowers a chancs which is 'not expected to In- crease, forecaster' D. W. Eck said. _" THE' CHANCE for said, is thu'ridershWers do, .riot '.'form over the.-Abilehe area when the front line passes, '.'We witi prob- ably have, to for 'the 'next system." Eck 'said: That next he entered 'tile-northwest U.S. Tues- day, and is hot expected tosaf- lect- the Abilene area for several 'days.' Tha only other' notable wea.tti- er phenomenon is an unusually high morning "low" temper i- ture of 73 degrees caused by the hi oh 'win As. T.J Eck" .'said the .-h'iiniidity also at Bi per cent. Conversation Versions .WASHINGTON. (AP) The V.T.Me House acknowledged dav Iliat Ihc Watergate tran- scripts released by President Nixon ago contain livo versions of a of one presidential- conversation. There nve substantial., differ- ences in kev words and phras- in the livo versions of the law-recorded conversation be- tween President Nixon and Asst. Atty. Gen. Henry. E. Pe- tevscn on April 16, 1973. While House De-iuly Press Secretarv Gerald L. Warren .said White House secretaries went "over-and over various portions of the transcripts lo try lo.riull out all of the words, possible." "What apparently happened is that one of 'the revisions was just added onto one. of the earlier anil included in Ihc material released by the White House April 30, Wan-on said. Warren acknowledged the dunlicalirin aflcr The'Washing- ton Post, published a story about the incident. Wairen said he did not know .whether there were any other such dnplications. Asked what the disclosure [lid lo President Nixon's argu- ment that the'frnnscripls pro- vide all Ihe evidence on the Walcrgale break-in and .cov- er-up needed bv Ihe HOUSE Ju- diciary Coiiimiltcc its iin- pc.ichmcnt inquiry, Warren said: "I think it's obvious the fr.mscripts provide a great amount of evidence. II should not be'forgotten th'f. chairman and i- a n k i n g; (Republican) inember; the. Judiciary Committee) have been invited to.listen to the tapes fy the Irahscnpls." Warren also noted.'that the conimitlee-has tapes of :eight of the conversations covered in the .Iranscripis; President Nixon released Ihc transcripts in response to a Judician' Comiyittce .subpoc-, na for lapfu of 42 presidential conversations. However', he refused In release Ihc tapes jhemselves. The transcripts contain 31 of the conversations, sought rin the subpoena, mate- rial not requested .by.-the com- mittee. The White House has offered no explanation for. the .absence 6r the 11 conversalibris. 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