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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 15, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH. YOUR. WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 332 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, EVENING, MAY 15, PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Associated Prea (fl Israel to Surrender Terrorists By EUJE RUCKER Coliseum Manager Likes Teen Crowds were really glad Chicago and Doobie Brothers came to Abilene last monlh. Doohie Brothers were GREAT. Is there a chance Doobie Brothers will be hack in the near future? Are any other groups appearing here In Abilene soon? A. The Doobie Brothers' hooker told our coliseum manager he would bring them back'but not to look [or them before [all and he promised lo bring other top groups this fall and (luring the next school term. Coliseum Manager Joe Cooley is .working lo get some more good groups Ihat yon teenagers will enjoy. "We haven't had a bit of problem in the world wilh these kids. They're a good buncli of kids. They always here early before the doors open but instead of ganging up at Hie. doors, they jusl form lines. As far as behavior, the crowd.-; at the rock concerts were excellent." fj. Four years now I've tried to gel my Alliiiny school students into the Ahi- lene planetarium, Can't do 11. We were told the only way Is lo drive over and take our chances if the planetarium isn't In use when we arrive we can go through. This seems ridiculous. The fa- ciTly should be made available lo area .schools as well as Abilene students and on a pre-arranged basis. A. Planetarium Director Eli Dieckman agrees. He doesn'l know where you got your information but it's wrong. Tours can Iw arranged in advance, in fact, he wouldn't liiink of having you come in on a stand-by basis; you'd invariably be disappointed. lie suggests you pick a dale in Seplcm- ber or January (slack periods for the plan- then contact him. He'll find out what soil of program you Want and your lime schedule. Dieckman isn'l discriminating against Al- bany, says lie's lunied down at least 20 oul-of-lown schools this spring because Abi- lene schools have booked the place solid until the last day of school. The planetarium, be says, is not a public liuilding, was not built with federal funds, bul is a properly of the Abilene Independent School Dislrict and its primary purpose is education of Abilene students. "We lake oilier he says, "bill only when our own teachers don'I want the use of it." Caught you! A figure you quoted has got lo he off the beam. You said In one year (he government collected from all 50 states around million in ciga- rette laves. How can this be? From (he haze, smokers in our office alone pay Dial much in laxcs. A. Oops, sorry about that. Aclion Line's typewriter was misbehaving that day; it left nul three zeros. In according lo Hie Header's Digest Almanac, (lie U.S. Treasury look in approximately from taxes on tobacco products. That same year in Texas, smokers paid in tobac- co taxes and license fees. Where can we fic( discount tickets for Six Flags? A Hifj'nl now, popcorn is the answer. Six Flags business office tells us National Oat Company's Three Minnie brand popcorn has a 75-cent coupon on every bag. Beginning in June, Exxon stations will otter a coupon worth SI5 cents. June issues of Family Circle magazine and AAA magazine also will con- tain discount coupons. Noticed you hail an item about where to order Nixon transcripts. Thought I'd pass this along since your readers would probably rather pay (ban S1125. The latest Issue of U.S. News and World Report offers the Iran- script in paperback [or 52.85. A. Thanks from us and our tight-fisted readers, loo. The place lo write is U.S. News and World Report, 2300 N. SI. NW, Jloom 280, Washington D. C, 20037- Allow a couple weeks for delivery. Porlions of Ihc transcript are printed daily in Ihe ficpor'L-r- Ncws. Address questions (o Aclion Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas Names will noi he used hut questions musl be signed and addresses given. I'lcase include tel- ephone numbers If possible. Student Loan Threat Viewed Federol regulations un- der consideration .could ser- iously threaten the status of a state-operated college student loan program which could affect students in Abilene colleges. In the first of a three-part series, Joe Dacy II, explains the program on Pg. 1-B. By MARCUS ELLIASON Associated Press .Writer MAALOT, Israel (AP) rael said today it would fly 20 jailed Arab te'iTorisIs td'Syria in order to save Ihe lives ,of'.- some 90 Israeli teenagers held by guerrillas in a-Maalol school wired to explode. The statement came' 10 hours alter Ihe three terrorists stormed into the'school, explo- sives strapped to their bells and.aulomalics.in their hands, and captured Ihe vacationing Amusemenls Business Mirror Bridge Classified Comics Editorials Horoscope Hospital Policnls Obiluaries To Your Gccd Hcollh TV Lun Women's News 8F 2- 6C 7F in sleeping 'bag's bn.the.'lloor: T a 's guerrilla's said they .would .blow'-'up' the building and k'ill Ihe children unless Ihe .Israeli' met the demand by 6 p.m. .rioon EOT. -The" 'communique four hours.before the deadline. The gunmen, shooting wpdly 'from-Ihe school windows-and using, hostages as human s h i e.l d s, yelled through a megaphone" that .Israel musl free Ihe 20 imprisoned guerril- las and fly Lheni to; Damascus to save Ihe youngsters' lives. Releasing Ihe guerrilla pris- oners in exchange for the youngsters would be Ihe first lime Israel had. ever suc- cumbed to a terrorist life-or- death demand. "In order lo secure the. re- lease of Ihe pupils at Maalot, the cabinet has decided to re- lease the terrorisls as de- the communique said. "Notification thereof has also been communicated to Ihe French ambassador." French Ambassador Jean Ilcrly, carrying a French flag, was inside the school negotiat- ing for Ihe hostages' lives: The gunmen had asked for Ilcrly lo negotiate with them, and the diplomat flew by heli- copter 30 miles from Tel Aviv lo Maalot, five miles soulh of Ilia Lebanese border. The terrorists takeover of Hie school plus the ambush death earlier of a woman, the slaughter of an entire family by the guerrillas, the bombing of an oil pipeline and the planting of rockets in Jerusa- lem threatened to wreck Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger's truce negotiations between Israel and Syria. Kissinger issued a statement of "shock and outrage" at Ihe terrorist action and postponed a planned Irip to Damascus. The attack was similar In the terrorist raid a monlh ago on the border town of (Jiryal Shmonah, in which 18 Israelis died. The three terrorists in that raid also were killed. In Ihe Syrian capital, the guerrilla command which claimed responsibility for the attack said, "the entire build- ing is mined. H Zionist forces open fire they _will be risking the destruction of the'entire WUGGY' PEARSON' TAKES A BREATHER .prior lo.'Hold''Em' World Scries of Poker AP Wir'epholO A 'Friendly Little Came' It's Not By PATRICK ARNOLD Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS, Ncv. (A When the likes of W.C. "Pug- gy Wuggy" Pearson, Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston and "Iron Man" Smith sit down for a friendly lillle game, you can bet it's not friendly and it's nol lillle. Pearson, PrcsAon and Ihc mysterious Smith he won't give his 'real name or say where he's from will join another nine or 10 professional gamblers tonighl in a game of "hold 'em." The game is a form of s'lud poker that's the featured attraction al Ihe fifth annual world series of poker. The winner will walk away wilh from each of Ihc dozen or so card sharps play- Pearson, last year's win- ner, netted a record of it from the hold 'em game. Prcslon won Ihc year before and earned a tidy Hold 'cm is a form of 7-card stud in which, each player 'is dcall Iwo cards face down and Ihc rest of the hand is played a communal set of cards dealt face up in Ihe middle of the table. The game continues uniil one player has all the money; with breaks only for eating and sleeping. Pearson has been a profes- sional gambler for more than 20 years. He thinks he's had a grcal life, bul wouldn't recom- mend il lo anyone else. He failed to win any of (he preliminary games last week and complained lhal he's been "a litllc bit otf" in recent months. "I don't know whether I'd say I'm feeling conlidenl or said Ihc self described hustler. "1 have lo say Ihat at Ihis slage I'm nol feeling loo confident. (oughcsl (hing of all is yourself. If you can't manage yourself you can't win in the firsl place. "But I can't knock it. I've had the life of a king. I've been free as the breeze, t come when I want and go when I want. This is Ihc only place in the world where you can come and go as you please and won't gel hassled except when yon really gel out of line." The world series of poker is sponsored by a I.as Vegas club. First B52 Jets Leave Thailand 6D .ft: l-5t 6C 8F 2-4B nv DENIS D. GRAY Associated Press Writer UTAPAO All? BASK, Thai- land (AP) A Irio of Ameri- can B52 bombers thundered off to the Unilcd Slalcs loday, beginning the first withdrawal of the giant planes from Thai- land since Ihe Vietnam cease- tire agreement. That officials said about half of the 50 B52s stationed in their country would be gone by the end of the year, along with 175 other planes, leaving a total of about 350 American military aircrafl. The number of U.S. service- men, most of them wilh the- Air Force, will decline from more than lo abonl H was about last July. U.K. Air Force officers said there also are still about 25 H52s on Guam, six hours by air from most of Sonlheasl Asia and another major base from which the Uniled suites bombed Indochina. U.S. Charge d'Affaires Ed- ward E. Masters lold news- men lhal Ihe Thai and U.S. governments agree thai "Ihc securily situation in -Southeast Asia permits a significant re- duction of U.S. forces based in Thailand." "We're all glad lo sec il said Capl. Kcrmil M. Barbicr of Lafaycllo, La., pilot of one of the planes that left loday. "f think we're going lo come down lo a rea- sonable strength level here." The bombers were to pick up now crews in Guam, bul the Air Force would not re- veal their destination in Ihe Uniled Slalcs. place." A small .Palestinian group which had committed no ter- rorist acts for four years, the Popular Dcmocralic From, said the guerrillas were based in Israel. This was an appar- ent attempt lo spare Lebanon retaliatory atlacks from Is- rael. The terrorists wired the school as Ihe Israelis brought three Arab prisoners by heli- copter lo Maalol lo bargain Ihe guerrillas. A 16--. year old. blonde'girl who escaped from the school by jumping .window told newsmen: "When you see Ihe (aces of these guerrillas and their eyes and guns! J'011 aren'l afraid lo jump from Iwo floors up." Panel Tape Approves Subpoenas WASHINGTON (AP) The House Judiciary Committee today voted 37 lo 1 to subpoe- na the tapes nt H presidential conversations for its impeach- ment inquiry. The commiltee also was considering issuing a second subpoena demanding Presi- dent Nixon's daily diaries [or 814 months in 1972 and 1973. In addition, John Doar, chief counsel for the impeachment inquiry told Ihe commillee he would ask it on Thursday to Tornadoes Flirt With Big Cities BY THK ASSOCIATED PIIESS One tornado sivalted a North Texas community near Sherman, wrecking, a colton gin olhers flirlcd dangerously close lo Ihe Fort Worth area and briefly torrential rains hil parls of North Texas during the night. By Ihis morning Ihc cool front stirring up that turbul- ence stalled and slarletl breaking up along a line from near Wichita Fails southward to Del Ilio. Forecasters looked for it to head back toward (he norlh as a warm front during the day. At Ihc same lime a new Pa- Air Force spokesman said nine B5'2s will leave Thailand Ihis monlh. A squadron of 18 A7 fighter-bombers also slarl- cd to withdraw Wednesday, laking off from Koral Air Force.'Base in northeast Thai- land for undisclosed bases in Ihc United Slalcs. Ulapao, 116 miles soulh of Bangkok, is Ihc only base in Thailand lhal can handle B52s. The firsl ones arrived in and the force grew to about 50 planes. F4 Phantoms, FlOSs and various reconnaissance air- craft slill remain at six Air Force bases across Thailand. Sources said American rccon- 1 naissancc flights arc continu- ing across Indochina, and C130 transports based al Ulapao drop supplies almost daily lo Cambodian govern m c n I forces. Action Eyed Against Rebozo By LAWRENCK KNUTSON Associated Press Wrilcr WASHINGTON (AP) -The Sonale Walergale committee was reported by sources loday lo be considering possible con- lempt of Congress action against President Nixon's close friend, Florida banker C. G. '-Hebe" Rebozo. One source .close lo Ihe com- mittee said Hie pane! would be asked lo vole contempt against Rebozo for his alleged refusal lo comply with a wide-ranging subpoena de- manding production of person- al and financial records. A high-ranking commiltee slaff official said, however, lhal it is more likely the com- mittee will decide al a meet- ing loday lo give Rebozo one more chance to comply wilh the subpoena and purge him- self of possible contsKipl. The commillee was reported also considering delaying its final report for up lo one monlh and lo eliminate all finding of individual guilt ov innocence, on Ihc advice of ils chairman Sen. Sam J. Ervin Jr., tt-N'.C. A majority of the comniil- lee's seven "senalors are said lo be ready lo endorse thai plan lo avoid any interference with House impeachment pro- ceedings and Ihc Walergale cover-up Irial. Meanwhile, sources said there arc indications Alexan- der M. Ilaig Jr., President Nixon's chief of staff, will an- swer at least some in Icslimony before commillee investigators today. Karlicr this monlh Ilaig was warned he was risking a con- tempt of Congress citalion by refusing to answer any qncs- lions on grounds of executive privilege. cific cool front was headed to- ward Ihc Texas Panhandle and due lo arrive before eve- ning. The destructive twister hit at Elhel. southwest of Sher- man in Grayson County. lie- sides the gin, it destroyed a chicken house, damaged a mo- bile home and shoved a dairy barn off ils foundation. There was no word of inju- ries, however, from Ihe Ethel tornado or olhers which dan- gled down from black skies on opposite sides of Fort near Bcnbrook on tlie 'south .and close lo White Settlement and Carswell Air Force Base on the in the Clc- burne vicinily without louch- infi ground. Radar detected rain falling al rales up lo two inches per hour before the storms aba led in North Central and Norlli- east Texas. The threatening e a I h e r caused a tornado watch to be posled for a broad slretch of North Central, Northeast and Soulh Central Texas during Ihe nighl. These conditions de- veloped at Ihe end of a sum- mery day which saw lempera- Uivcs mount as high as 99 de- grees at Del Rio on Ihe Mexi- can border. Clear to only partly cloudy skies in western sections of the slate and mostly cloudy weather in the cast were fore- cast along wilh continued heat in most seclions. consider subpoenaing lanes of 62 presidential conversations dealing with the ITT antitrust seltlemenl and political contri- butions from the dairy indus- Iry. All of those conversations, as well as the 11 dealing with the Watergate- break-in and coverr.p were requested by Ihe committee in a letter delivr ered to the White House on April 19. James D. St. Clair, Presi- dent Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, subsequently informed Doa'r that Ihe President had decided lo give no move Wa- lergale tapes to Ihe commil- tee. The only dissenter to- ilay's presidential conversa- tion subpoena vote was Rep. Edward Hutcliinson .of Miclii-. the ranking- Republican on the. panel. Hutchinson has said repeatedly Ihat he does not believe a subpoena can be enforced. The subpoenas one for the conversations, Ihe oilier for the diaries would re- quire a response by 10 a.m. on .May 22. The conversations sought are two on April 4, 1972. six on June 20, 1972, and three on June 23, 1972. The daily diaries arc for Ihe period April through July 1972, February through April 1973, July 12'through July 31, 1973 and October 1973. .lames D. SI. Clair. Presi- dent Nixon's chief Watergate lawyer, sent the comivutlcc new memoranda opposing issuing of subpoenas for the April 4 and June 23 conversa- tions and (old reporters a memorandum opposing a sub- poena for June 20 conversa- tions also would be submitted. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nalioflil Weather Service (Wealhor Map, Pq. ID] ABILENE MID VJCINITY (10-rrtlt rod- lui) Oeor to parity cloudy onn worm Ihrougti Thursday. Soulh and scutfiwcsicr- ly winds TJ mph, gusts to rnnh. High this afternoon m upper-Bfli, -low tooight in and high Thuritfav near M. Wind wornings ore in elfecl an area lakes. High and low for hours ciidlng a.m.: 6? and 66. Hlah and same rlalc last Year: i? and 50. Sunsel Issl nighl: sunrise (odoV: suniCI tonIgM: Tight Fuel Seen Through Summer AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Chairman Jim Langclon of Ihc Texas Railroad Commission praised Hie public loday for conserving fuel but predicted Ihe petroleum shortage would exlcnrt through Ihe summer. The commission routinely set Ihe slatcwidc oil allowable for June al 100 per cent, Ihc 27lh conseculive monlh of all- oul production. I.angdon noted that as of May 3 Texas' mule oil slocks totaled 93.3 million barrels, an increase of 2 million from a year ago, and he also said Ihe nation's oil supplies were 8.1 million barrels above a year ago. "Much of the credit for Uiese ho said, musl go to the general public "for ils willingness lo con- serve energy." Bnl he added that summer travel and oilier factors would mean a petroleum shortage this summer in Texas. Nominations tor T e x a s crude oil in June totaled barrels a day, an in- crease of from May. The overall increase was the result of Exxon's asking for more barrels a day in June. Asked if Exxon cxpcclcd to yet Ihc new oil, a spokesman, John Yeager replied, "No o- o." Eleven of the 14 major buyers sought Ihe same amount of oil in June a.s Ihis month and three asked for less oil. As usual Ihe East Texas fields and Kelly-Snyder were restricted, to 86 per cent pvo- duelion. Nominations by major Tex- as oil buyers for June, in bar- rels per clay, with changes from April in parentheses: Amoco Allanlic Hichfield Chevron Cilics Service Conti- nental Diamond Shamrock Exxon (plus (itilf (minus Mobil Phillips Shell (minus Sun (minus 200) Texaco Union of Callloriiia   

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