Abilene Reporter News, May 26, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

May 26, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 26, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 343 PHONE ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 26, PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY -He State Sale. Barnes Believes He Was 'Political Lynch' Target Demise ot Demo Leaders 'Deliberately' Planned, He Soys By KATHAKYN DUFF Assistant Editor BROWNWOOD The "Wat- ergate which lie de- scribes as "use of government investigative powers deliber- ately to destroy political oppo- began long before the break-in at National Demo- cratic Headquarters in June Barnes believes. Barnes points to himself as one victim of "destructive po< lilical techniques against those you see as tech- niques which are totally against the American way." He citespersonalexperieiicc and sworn testimony to support his belief he was one of a half-dozen Democratic "comers" in key states who are marked for "political lynching" in late 1969 and in 1970 by the White House inner circle planning President Nix- 'The Watergate Thing' First of a series DUFF on's reelection campaign. "WHY, JUST look at the testimony Julian Zimmerman (Sen. John "Tower's, campaign finance chairman) gave in Waggoner Can's Barnes said. "He said under that he and John Tower went lo Jolm Mitchell, then the attorney general, back in 1970 about the serious effect my campaign for the Senate co'uld liavc on the 1872 presi- dential race (hey tad a poll that shovred me running ahead of Tower, and they were worried. "And John Mitchell, Zim- merman testified, told them not to worry about Barnes, thai 'an investigation going on in Texas is going to wipe out all Democrats.'" That investigation eventual- ly resulted in (he Sharpstoivti scandal. ISames was tied to that only by; "rumors and leaks" whlalvhc thinks were and which cost him He believes that Watergate revelations, including the W )i i! e House transcripts, prove that government agen- cies were used by the Nixon Administration for purely po- litical purposes and suc- cessfully, for a lime. ''I th'mk they looked over the nation.. .at Mandell in -Maryland, Ford in Kentucky, at me.. .1 think they looked at Florida and some other slates Nixon Plans Middle East Visit in 'Near Future' thai would be key ones in the '72 election and deliberately set out to bring about (fie po- litical demise of their Demo- cratic leaders and it Barnes said. During a daylong interview lie granted The Reporter- News, Barnes also revealed: A report he received of a an episode told Barnes by one of the par- t i c i p a n t s, in which John Mitchell and H. R. Haldeman marked intended "victims" in various states. Across Texas they w role the word "Barnes." A 1970 prediction made to a reporter, a friend of Barnes, by Will Wilson, former Texas attorney general who turned iiepublican and was an assis- tant U.S. attorney general, that "we are going to get Barnes." The months of investiga- (iotis without any findings of wrong-doings of Barnes' personal and business deal- ings, "every loan I ever made, every slock transaction.. .investigation of all my family and business associates.. .why, they turned poor old Herman Bennett (Barnes' longtime benefactor and now business partner) Stt BARNES, Pg. Col. 6 by Ksttioryn DuH BEN1 BARNES, BROWNWOOD BUSINESSMAN "v behind him, photos of John Cdnnally, j Lvndon B. Johnson KEY B1SCAYNE, Fla. (AP) Nixon will visit (he Middle East "at some point in a White House spokesman said' Saturday. The statement by presiden- tial Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler came as Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger pressed ahead with his efforts to negotiate a separation of Israeli and Syrian forces. Ziegler said "nothing is firm" on precisely when Nix- on will travel to toe Middle East and "there are a number of possibilities' the President has been asked to consider." At one point in a news brief- ing, Ziegler. said there is distinct possibility .the Presi- dent will be visiting.tiie Mid- dle East in the near but later in the briefing he said flatly. "The President will visit the -Middle East at soma point in the near fu- ture." This was taken as a solid indication that Nixon is plan- ning to visit Israel, Egypt, Syria ajid perhaps other Mid- dle East countries before lie journeys to Moscow in late Jane for summit talks with So- viet leaders. But senior officials cau- tioned that a final decision had not been made on the tim- ing of a Middle East trip. Kieglev said in response to questions that "we have not finally set the date" for the Kremlin summit but that "I think the trip will take place atxmt the 24th (of The presidential spokesman reported Nixon was continuing to exchange cables with Kis- singer, who is shuttling be- tween Israel and Syria in an effort to work out final details Wilson Pledges Firm Stand Against Strike in Ireland LONDON. (AP) Prime Minister Harold Wilson pledged Saturday that his gov- ernment would stand firm in the face of an H-day-old gen- era! strike by militant Proles- tarils that has brought life in Northern Ireland close to a standstill. But Wilson made no refer- ence to press reports that he would use troops to maintain fuel supplies in the province. Nor did he disclose any other measures to resolve the strike. In a nationwide television broadcast, Wilson said he was determined not to negotiate with the strike leaders, whom lie described as "non-elected, self-appointed people who are systematically breaking the law and intimidating the peo- ple of Northern Ireland." The Ulster Workers Council, a militant Protestant group, threatened earlier to impose an immediate power blackout if British soldiers were called in to break the strike. The strike has idled about half the p r o v i n c e 's QOO-member work force. The strikers are demanding new elections in the provincial as-. seinbly and rejection of an agreement aimed at binding Protestant-dominated Norlh- crn Ireland lo the Irish repub- lic, which is 9i per cent lio- inan Catholic. In Belfast, the Ulster Work- ers Council predicted its sup- porters "simply turn up (heir noses" at Wilson's speech. "Our strike has grown with every statement he has a spokesman said. "If he does try to move the troops in to ntan essential services, every Protestant walk straight cut with- out our know-how the army will just wreck the place." Wilson said recent measures to secure belter relations be- tween the two parts of Ireland provided hope for the future and he stressed: "We are not going to see that set.aside by thugs and bullies." The prime minister said many northern Protestanls were worried lest Uieir reli- gious and poltitica) beliefs be- come submerged in a union with the predominantly Ro- man Catholic Irish Republic. But he asserted: "These fears are groundless. They are being deliberately fostered by people in search of power." The aim of the strike lead- ers, he said, is "lo set up a sectarian and undemocratic state from which one-third of the people (Roman Catholics) will be excluded." Wilson said the govern- ment's duty is to "ensure that minorities are protected, that those in greatest need are helped, that essential services are maintained." Brian Faulkner, Northern Ireland's chief executive, urged in a broadcast Wilson's speech that the strik- ers go back to work. He noted Protestant fears of a union with the Irish Repub- lic and said: "If I thought for one moment that we were being forced inlo, or even forced towards, a united Ire- land, I would be adding my voice (o the protest." Inside Today 77 Years Ago: The Worst Flood Abilene has had many bod floods in its history, but one of the worst was 17 years ago this weekend. Pg. 17A. John S. D. Eisenhower, son of a President and father- in-law of o President's daughter, is between books and Presidents. Pg. 21 A. Democrats return to the polls next Saturday for the second primary elec- tion. There's o full report as well os an analysis of the race for the nomina- tion for the 61st District House seat between Rep. 'Elmer Marl in and Mike Young. Pg. 48. Abilene Ercnti Calendar 31 Amusement) 1-38 Austin Notebook 5A. World ___....... 4A Big Country Calendar...... 26 Booli 38 Bridgt IB Business Newi......... 24A. 7-14C Crossword 46 Editorials 4A Form 15C Horoscox............. Hospital Patients......... 6A Jumble Puiile 25A Markets 2J-24A Obituaries 3A Oil Plotter Charter IB Sitting the Scene.......IB Sportj J-tS.HC Toxcs JOA. This Week In West TCMI Today in History .......'A To Your Good Health.....24A TVT.b M6f Women's News UUD of a disengagement agree- ment. Ziegler said Kissinger would remain in the Middle East "throughout the week- end" but did not give a specif- ic time tor his return to the b'nited States. "We are hopeful he Vie Ziegler said ot Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy. One UFO Mystery Unsolved GRAPEVINE, Tex. (AP) Fred Ford, has solved every unidentified flying object insy- lery which has struck the new Dallas-Fort Worth Airport ex- cept ewe. A rash of sightings at the million installation caused Ford, (he airport oper- ations director, to set an elab- orate trap for possible visitors from outer space. He sjiotlcd radio cars about the field and himself took sta- tion in a wooded area. Each time the men saw what resi- dents lights or rotating beacons hovering in the control lower would be queried. Turned out that each time Ihc Unidentified Flying ob- jects were seen, a Melrofligltt Airlines' special dellavilland Twin Otter plane was taking off or landing as il commuted tn Dallas'. Love Field. Some- limes other planes were land- .ing or taking otf. The plane is a short takeoff and landing plane. "From our vantage point." said Kord, (he manner in which these aircraft took off sharply and descended abruptly duplicated llio reported movement of UKOs." The one case he can't solve. Ford said it was reported about 10 days ago. It involved five members of three fami- lies who related how tlwy watched a glowing object lake oif from near flic airport's boundary, hover over a wood- ed area and shine a spotlight on them. Wrong Cycle Turn Becomes Wild Mexican Goose Chase SAN DIEGO, Calif. fAP) On tlie inhospitable Baja Cali- fornia peninsula, just keeping ahead of would-be rescuers, 46-year-old Fred Mundy was slubbornly stumbling his way toward civilization Saturday, officials said. After apparently taking a wrong turn in a motorcycle race a week ago, the druggist from Riverside, Calif., has been afoot in the.wild north- western Mexican terrain. "We know we're following him, but it goes on and said a search coordinator in San Diego, about 100 miles north. searchers were using a U.S. Navy helicopter to pro- vide aerial spotting and supply support for more than 49 trackers on fool. "He's strong, a good hiker and an said. Dr. living On.iph.roy, a River- side physician, explaining haw ilundy could stay ahead of his pursuers. Apparently, searchers say, Mundy was trying to reach the paved highway near the Gulf of California, a large body of water between Eaja California and the Mexican mainland. But searchers say he may he 30 to 40 miles away in a mountain range, with peaks nearing feet, in (lie pine-dotted center of the pen- insula. His motorcycle, with an SOS written in the sand, was found in an area about midway Uveen the gulf and the Pacific Ocean. There was no explana- tion .why he would head east rather than west. Temperatures are ranging over 100 degrees, even at high altitudes, officials said, and there is little water available at this time of year. Friday, searchers found that a barrel, cactus had been bro-r ken open, apparently for its water, on the man's trail. Mundy's footprints have been seen in the sand. Searchers said ilundy had gone "maybe 60 but not in a. straight line, since he left his cycle. The Baja sands are popular for off-road racers. Kissinger Closer Than Ever To Syrian-Israeli Agreement JERUSALEM fAP) Sec- retary of Siate Henry A. Kis- singer appeared lo be closer than ever to a final Syrian-Is- raeli disengagement agree- ment following five hours of talks Saturday with Syrian President Hafez Assad in Da- mascus. Kissinger flew back to fsrael late Saturday night and said he would return to Damascus on Sunday. He left two aides there working on what Syrian sources said they believe is (lie text of a final pact sepa- rating the opposing armies in the Golan Heights. The secretary had planned on conferring viit'.i the Israeli negotiating team Saturday night, but the meeting was called off at the last miniile because most of the negotia- tors were attending a Labor parly gathering at which Vre- micr-desisnalo Yitzhak Rabin was trying to hammer out his new slate o! cabinet ministers. A senior American official said Kissinger had moved Is- rael and Syria "quite close'1 to an agreement limiting mili- tary forces in the border ares but was unable to close the gap between Hie two sides completely. Officials had predicted be- fore Saturday's llth session with Assad that the secretary would make another visit to the Syrian capital during his current peace mission only if a settlement was reached. Kissinger lold newsmen be- fore his jet took off from Damascus.- "We continued our detailed examination of various ele- ments of a disengagement agreement. Two of my asso- ciates. Mr. Carlyle Maw and Mr. Alfred Atherton, slaved behind to work on Ihe prepa- ration of some Iwsic docu- What's in a Name? Take Mac Aroni, Add Tootsie Roll... and lily Fhweryvine Virgin Mary Caroline and KekpaluliionapalihauuHuloke loolau JACKSONVILLE, FLA (AP) It's not for every Tom, Dick and'Harry. It's more for people like Full Dress Coat, Sky Rocket and Sports Model Higginbolhani. What il is, is a lisl compiled by Everett Williams, director of the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics. On the list arc the 150 most unusual names he's encountered in nis 34 years with the bureau. There is Toolsie noil, Oirlee Bush, Emancipation Procla- mation Cogshell, Candy Box and End of the Line. Cherry Dacquiri, Slcange Odor, Cigar Stubbs and Betty Burp ave among Williams' re- cords, along with Srarligtit Cauliflower Shaw, Pansy Flowers Greenwood and Mac Aroui. Williams says lie has record- ed names for twins such as Pete and Repeal, Early and Curly, A.C. and D.C. and Bigamy and Larceny. The longest names he has ever encoMered are Uospcl Lilly Kloweryvine Virgin Mary Lord Caroline and Kckpalau- liionapalihatinliiiliokcloolau David Kaapiiawaokymc- hamelia Jr., ''Kekoa" tor short. Williams, who says lie com- piled the lisl lo "help inlerjecl a litlle humor Into our said some parents must have a sense of humor or a grudge against their cWW In have come up with some of Uic names given offspring. He says the most unusual name he has conic across was that of Jameson, written as a fraction rather than spelled mil. lie said he was so intrigued that he called the parents lo find out about the name and was told the baby had been named aftcv someone in poU- tirs tliat impressed the family. "Apparently, lias been very Williams saiil of tlie politician. "His name stands out on voting bat- ibis." ments, and I will return to- nioiTow to discuss further de- tails with President Assad." Earlier, a senior American official said Kissinger would return home by Monday night whether or not he achieved a troop separation in tlie Golan Heights. By 'then he will 'have been away from his 30 days t lying to end the fighting and separate the Syrian and Israeli armies. In Key Biscayne, Fla., a While House spokesman said President Nixon would visit the Middle East "at some point in the near future." but there was no immediate indi- cation nheiher fhe trip would be linked in some way with Kissinger's current mission. In Jerusalem, a senior gov- ernment official said a Aliddle Kasl visit by Nixon could au- gur well for successful con- clusion of the disengagement talks." The senior U.S. official vtlth Kissinger said the secretary had not yet formally presented a U.S. proposal to the two sides regarding a thinning oiil of their forces in the Golan Heights. ___._ (API Police said a man waiting for a bus early Saturday was shot to death by a pair of teen-agers who; Iried to rob the elderly victim. The man's name was ml learned at once. Police said the viclini was shot at close range by a girl and a 16-year- old boy, both of arresled a short while Uler. -J ;