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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - June 15, 1974, Abilene, Texas ■ 3 STAR FINAL f iAbilene porter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron WRD YEAR, NO. 303 PHONE 673-4271ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 15. 1974 -THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated ct* I Brezhnev Says Russia Ready to Limit Tests MOSCOW (AP) — Communist party dye! Leonid I. Brezhnev said Friday Russia is prepared “right now” to reach an accord with America on limiting and eventually ending underground nuclear tests. His declaration came less than two weeks before President Nixon’s scheduled arrival here. Under a 1963 pact, Moscow and Washington agreed to ban nuclear weapons tests in the atmosphere and under the sea, but there was no provision against the explosion of nuclear devices underground. According to the the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission the last announced U.S. underground test was Feb. 27, and the last seismic signal presumed to be a Soviet underground test was recorded on May 31. “We are ready to reach an agreement with the United States right now on the limitation of underground nuclear tests up to their full termination according to a coordinated timetable,” the Soviet news agency Tass quoted Brezhnev as saying in a Kremlin speech. The declaration coincided with an announcement that Nixon will attend a North At-1 a n t i c Treaty Organization summit in Brussels June 26. the day before he departs for Russia'. It also came as Paul H. Nitze announced in Washington he was quitting as a member of the U.S. nuclear arms limitation negotiating team. “Traumatic events now unfolding in our nation's capital,” make a successful new SALT agreement unlikely, he said. A group of American technical experts arrived in Moscow two weeks ago for exploraton talks on enlarging the 1963 test ban treaty. It reportedly was trying to negotiate an extension of the ban to cover underground blasts. A main obstacle in the past to a ban on underground tests has been the refusal of the Soviet Union to allow on-site inspection. Another problem is setting a threshold for the size of an underground explosion that indicates it is for peaceful purposes and not for military research. Brezhnev did not indicate how a new accord might work. The Soviet leader, who is 67. looked worn and tired as he spoke. Brezhnev hailed the partial SALT agreement signed by the United States and Russia in 1972, but added. “It is necessary to move further on this path. Senior Negotiator for U. S. Quits Arms Talks A nuzzle from mom A 2-week-old West Indian flamingo chick is nuzzled by its mulier at the San Diego, ( alif.. Zoo. The chick is one of two which have hatched at the zoo during the current breeding season. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON (A Pi -Paul H. Nitze quit Friday as a senior ngeotiator in the nuclear arms limitation talks, saying there was little nrospect of a strong new pact with the Russians amid the “depressing ... traumatic events” at home. Nitze, who has been the senior Pentagon negotiator for five years, never mentioned Watergate or President Nixon bv name. Bvt his words suggested disenchantment with the chief executive. “Until the office of the president* has been restored to its princinal function of upholding the Constitution and taking care of the fair execution of the laws, and thus be able to function effectively at home and abroad.” Nitze said. I see no leal prospect for reversing certain unfortunate trends in the evolving situation.” In a terse letter to Ninon, Nitze said that, since his resignation request May 28 had not been accepted, “I now feel Faisal Welcomes Nixon With Warning JIDDA, Saudi Arabia (AP) -King Faisal welcomed Present Nixon to his oil-rich ingdom on Friday with a arm embrace and a earning tat there can be no pennant Arab-Israeli peace until rad gi\ es Jeru.->alem back to ie Arabs. Nixon arrived to a sulxlued ut friendly reception by a loderately large crowd of Saudis atter the cheering and jubilation of a two-day visit to Egypt. Before his departure Friday from Cairo, Nixon said the United States is prepared to help Egypt develop nuclear power for peaceful uses. Faisal used Ills airconditioned Rolls-Royce to zip Nixon from the airport to the guest palace where the President will stay. They drove at Jaycees' No-Women Rule Said Illogical NEW VORK IAP) - A federal judge said Friday there us “no logical reason'’ why women may not join the Oklahom-abased U.S. Jaycees, Inc., an organization once known as the Junior Chamber of Commerce, Judge Murray G a r f e i n granted a preliminary injunction to the New York chapter, which admits women, forbidding revocation of its charter by the Tulsa headquarters. He ruled in U.S. District Court, Manhattan, that Jaycee projects are “essentially public” and that the federal government is a joint participant. Judge Gurfein said the New Yor kchapter could suffer irreparable injury from revocation. “No logical reason has been offered why women cannot be Rick Clayton of Abilene, who recently finished n year as national president of the Jaycees. was out of town and unavailable for comment. full Jaycee members, except that the male membership would like to keep it that way T!” he said “The threshold issue is whether sex discrimination may be a violation of the Fifth Amendment. The Supreme Court has decided that irrational discrimination solely on the basis of sex violates the constitutional guarantees of equal protection. There are 325,000 members in the 6.500 Jaycee chapter, across the nation. about 65 miles per hour through the dusty streets of Jidda, applauded by sidewalk crow ds of about 3,000. The two leaders then discussed international issues for about 30 minutes. Later, speaking at a state dinner in the ballroom of the royal palace, Faisal became the second Arab leader in three days to press Nixon publicly for a more active U.S. role in resolving long-standing Middle East issues. President Anwar Sadat of Egypt suggested on Wednes-day that the United States do more to help determine the future of the 3 million Palestinians displaced in Israel’s independence war in 1948. “We believe that there will never be a lasting peace in the area unless Jerusalem is liber, ated and returned to Arab sovereignty. unless there is liberation of all the occupied Arab territories and unless Arab peoples of Palestine regain their rights to return to their homes and the right of self-determination,” Faisal said. “The injustice and aggres-Mon which were wrought on the Arabs of Palestine are unprecedented in history, for not even in the darkest ages had a whole population of a country* been driven out of their homes and been replaced by aliens.” Nixon responded that “we cannot produce an instant formula to solve all long-time problems.” He pledged, how ever, that the United States will continue “a positive role working toward a goal of permanent peace.” Faisal, whose country has the world’s largest known oil reserves, also referred obliquely to the desire of the United States, Europe and Japan for an uninterrupted flow of Saudi oil. ’‘Saudi Arabia ap-See NIXON. Pg. 1«A. Col. 7 Auto Industry Boosts Moy Output WASHINGTON (AP) - A revived automobile industry helped push up the nation s industrial output for the second month in a row in May. the government reported Friday. Federal Reserve figures showed over-all industrial production increased by four-tenths of one per cent. The increase for April, originally estimated at the same level, was revised downward to three-tenths of one per cent. The Federal Reserve’s industrial production index for May still stood, however, at 125.4, compared to the high of 127.5 marked last November before the Arab oil embargo began sapping the economy. The index had been on a steady decline until April. The Federal Reserve said auto assemblies rose almost 3 per cent further in May to an annual rate of 7.7 million units, with June production >chedules indicating another increase. The Federal Reserv e s latest figures helped support administration predictions of an upswing in the economy tluouglh the middle of the year. Other major gains in industrial production were in business equipment which rose eight-tenths of I per cent to a level 7 per cent above a year earlier. Most of the gain was in companies producing equipment for industry*. The figures showed, however, that output remains relatively flat in the companies which provide the materials used for manufacturing. Production of steel and other metals used i ndurable goods rose in May, but the gains were offset by a decline in chemical, textile and other industries providing basic materials for nondurable goods. The rise in the index for May left it four-tenths of one per cent above a year earlier. compelled unilaterally to terminate my appointment effective today.” Nitze’s action came as Nixon was making a tour of the Middle East. White House spokesman in Jidda. Saudi Arabia, had no immediate comment. Nitze was not available to elaborate on his action. But it obviously was a Wow to the administration, coming less than two weeks before Nixon was to go to Moscow on June 27. Some sources interpreted Nitze’s resignation at this time as an expression to show disapproval in advance, should Nixon sign a new SALT agreement with fewer safeguards for American security than Nitze favors. Key members of Congress expressed similar concern Friday about Nixon’s agreement to provide materials and know-how for development of an Egyptian nuclear power generator. These critics said they feared this could open the way toward Egyptian development of nuclear wcapons. Nitze is known to have been agonizing for many weeks over m'hether to remain on as a senior SALT negotiator and nuclear adviser to Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesin-ger. In his statement, distributed in the Pentagon press room, Nitze said, in obvious reference to the Watergate climate: “Under the circumstances existing at the present time ... I see little prospect of negotiating measures wkich wall enhance movement toward ... objectives (of lessening arms competition while ensuring security for the United States). “Arms control policy is integral to the national security and foreign policy of this nation and they, in turn, are closely intertwined with define*: ic affairs.” Nitze said. “In my view, it would be illusory* to attempt to ignore or wish away the depressing reality of the traumatic events now unfolding In our nation’s capital and of the implications of those events in the international arena.” “We urge that the Soviet Union and the United States by mutual accord show the maximum restraint in further development of their armaments.” He said if America faithfully observes principles in joint pacts and does not try to gain one-sided advantages, “it will always find in the Soviet Union an honest and active partner in such important affairs as the limitation and reduction of strategic armaments.” Brezhnev’s speech was the last in a series of campaign talks by- top Soviet leaders in preparation for this Sunday’s elections to the Supreme Soviet, the nation’s parliament. Most high Soviet leaders hold Supreme Soviet seats in addition to their Communist party or government posts aud having their names on the ballot is tantamount to re-election. Brezhnev warned that “those circles in the United States and allied countries who are against detente are J lying to whip up the arms race and put the responsibility for this race on the Soviet Union. “This is in obvious distortion of reality. Commonly known facts attest to the fact that the arms race competition. creating the most dangerous weapons of mass destruction, was forced on us.” Discussing his coming talks with Nixon. Brezhnev referred to “pessimistic estimations ’ in the foreign press that the summit talks wit produce no concrete results. “We think otherwise.” he said. “The improvement of So-viet-American relations can and must continue. Of course, nobody is going to solve in a lush questions which have not yet matured. But it is impossi- See BREZHNEV, Pf. I6A. Cel I Inside Todoy Former State Figure Begins Prison Term John Osorio, a mojor stat# figure who survived part but not all of the 1972 Sharpstown debacle, has reported to prison. Pg. 5A. The 26 letters Jody Martin Parr wrote during the remaining hours before she shot herself seem remarkably free of venom. Pg. 6C. The nation s three biggest dairy-farmer cooperatives ore still collecting more thon $1 million per year in political money from their members although ct least IO candidates have refused to take the milk money Pg. 8B. A imminent* Aerology Bridge Church Newt Cletsitied Comics .    . Editorial* . Form . Morkctt ■ Ohitueries Oil ...... Sport! . . Todoy in History TV Log ...... TV Scout ..... Women'* Newt 14,15a . 14C ...JA . MA 7-13C . 4-5B . . . 4A 10-11A . 4-71 . SC 14-15A 1-4C JA . 13A . . 13A 2-3B Jewish Demo Delegates Oppose Proxy Proposal AUSTIN, Tex. (AFi - Texas Democrat! argued religion and politics Friday as Jewish delegates to the Sept. 17 state convention protested that it conflicted with their holy day, Rosh Hashanah. “Don’t make me choose be-tw'een being a Jew and a Democrat,” said Ted Siff, Austin delegate, before a subcommittee of the State Democratic Executive Committee at a public hearing on the con vention date. The party’s decision will be made Saturday when the Rules subcommittee meets auain at 9 a.rn and delivers its recommendations to the State Democratic Executive Committee meeting at IO a.m. Most of the long line of Jewish delegates suggested that the state Democratic convention be called to order on Sept. 17 by a few chosen officials then immediately re cessed until Sept. 19 or later. There was almost unanimous opposition from those appearing against a plan already endorsed by Gov. Dolph Briscoe, Sen. Lloyd Benben, Lt. Gov. Bill Hobby, and other top state and national leaders to let Jewish delegates give their convention votes to others as proxies. “Proxies would not satisfy the problem.” said Al Schul-nian, Houston. “It does not permit participation and that is what Jews want.” Several other Democratic delegates contended that the convention should go on as scheduled. “Any change we make now would be breaking faith with delegates elected at the precinct conventions” said Margaret Carter of Fort Worth. Hobby presented the subcommittee a proposed legislative bill that would be present ed to the 1975 legislature to prevent any such conflict in state conventions of all state state conventions of all state parties on the third Tuesday in September of each even-uumbered year, unless it falls on the date of a “universally recognized religious holiday.” Hobby offered no solution to the current situation. Prominent Jewish leaders spoke for and against Demo-4 cratic leaders’ pl in to let Jew ish delegates to the state convention vote by proxies. Most of them urged thai the convention meet on Sept. 17. then recess until another d*^ The Rosh Hashan3h observance was estimated to affect between 290 and 300 delegates of the approximated 5,000 delegates and alternates to the convention. “It is regrettable that the date falls on Rce>h Hashanah.” lid Sam. R. Bloom, Dallas. president of lemple Emmanuel, which he said was the largest Jewish congregation in Texas. “However, if you and it im practicable. I hope you will see fit not to disenfranchise our delegates and lei them vute by proxy,” he said. A prominent Jewish leader from Houston, Billy Goldberg, who '-aid he sopke for the Tex-, Association ot B nai B rith, was on the other side. ;

  • Anwar Sadat
  • Bill Hobby
  • Billy Goldberg
  • Dolph Briscoe
  • Jody Martin Parr
  • John Osorio
  • Leonid I. Brezhnev
  • Lloyd Benben
  • Paul H. Nitze
  • R. Bloom
  • Rick Clayton
  • Ted Siff

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: June 15, 1974

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