Abilene Reporter News, June 22, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

June 22, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 22, 1974, Abilene, Texas OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MTHYEAR.NO. 5 PHONE 6734271' ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY HORNING, JUNE 1974-THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS 2 Farmers Request Steps For County Disaster Aid Bobby Toliver and Billy Bob Toombs of Merkei Friday requested the help of Taylor County Judge Roy Skaggs and Taylor County Agricultural Agent H. C. Stanley in securing disaster relief for the county's farmers. Toliver'. said that lack of vain in the county has damaged spring cottou planting. the crops that are up, 50 per cent are bad stands. Twenty to 30 per cent (of the planned cotton acreage) is not Toliver said. ;If Taylor County is declared a disaster area, farmers will be eligible for low interest loans. local Agricultural Slabi-1 1 z a t i o n and Conservation Service will have to pass on the application as the first step in gaining disaster said Toliver. The.President of. the United States will make the ultimate decision, based on information he has received through government channels. South Jones Group Wins Court Battle group of south Jones County taxpayers won a court decision Thursday over the' Stamford Hospital District when 181st" District Court Judge R. 1. McKini of Odessa ruled I he state law ex- panding the boundaries of the district is unconstitutional. Pete Andrews, attorney for Missile Deal Made In WASHINGTON' (AP) Sen. Henry SI.' Jackson, D-Wash., said Friday he has "reliable and creditable information" that there have been some "rather startling" changes in the. U.S. and Soviet missile levels permitted under the 1972 strategic arms limitation agreement. He., said the changes were made' without notification to Congress, adding, "It's a material change. It's not a matter of talking about 5 or 10 Bar Group To Decide Hixon Case SAN FRANCISCO (AP) President Nixon's case proba- bly will be the last decided by the California Bar investigal-. ing seven Watergate-connect- ed attorneys for possible disci- plinary action, the president of the state bar association said Friday. "I think it will be a while before a determination is made as far as the President is Seth Hufstedler of Los Angeles, president of the State Ear Association, tolii a news conference. "It will take appreciably more time (than the others) and will be the last to come to KIT attention. His case is much more complicated. The evidence is scattered all over, among committees and prosecutors. A lot of it is Huf- stedler said. The bar official said he ex- pected action in the near fu- ture on convicted dirty tricks- ter Donald Segretti and for- mer presidential attorney Her- bert W. Kalmbach and two or three of the other attorneys. Brent of the bar association, identi- fied the others beside Nixon as former presidential aide John D. Ehrlichman, Gordon Strachan, Frank DeMarco and Robert Martian, who is from Phoenix, Ariz., hot is licensed to practice law in California. missiles." Jackson declined lo specify in which area the revisions were made. However, knowledgeable sources said Jackson was talk- ing about a reportedly secret agreement reached by Secre- tary of State Henry A. Kissin- ger with the original agreemenl, which permits additional submarine- based missiles for the Rus- sians and lowers the level per- mitted to the Americans. According to the sources, the 950 sea-based missiles per- milted the Soviets were raised lo while the U.S. total was lowered from 710 to 658, the level before the Strategic Anns Limitation Talks (SAL-T) agreement was reached: Spokesmen for the Pentagon and the State Department could not be reached immedi- ately for comment. Jackson said he intends lo ask Kissinger about the mat- ter Monday when he appears before the anus limitation subcommittee of the Senate Armed Services Committee. While Jackson was telling reporters about the changes in missile levels, Kissinger was briefing members of the For- eign Relations Comm.ittee on President Nixon's just-com- pleted Mideast trip and his Moscow summit mission be- ginning Tuesday. the district, said-the district would appeal.' In the mean- lime, he said, the practical ef- fect of the decision is to keep the taxpayers hi the soulhern part of the county from hav- ing to pay taxes to the hospi- tal district Jones County was split into three hospital districts by a May, 19T3, act of the legisla- ture. Itural voters opposed the plan because there are more voters in the towns of the county but two-thirds of the property is owned by rural residents. The Jones County Taxpay- ers Assn., the group formed to fighl inclusion in the Stam- ford .district, also fought the creation of .the. district :be- cause many res Id e n t s of southern Jones County use Ab- ilene hospitals and do not want to be taxed for another hospital. The group appeared in Aus- tin during legislative debale on the proposal, but failed to prevent its enaction. Sen. Jade Highlower of Ver- non sponsored the bill. Three hospital Hamlin, and Stamford created by the bill for the county. The Stamford dis- trict covered roughly the east- ern third of the county plus the north central sector. Bone Tool Found LUBBOCK, Tfx. (AP) Texas Tech. University ar- cheologists said Friday they have found a bone tool at least years old. Eileen Johnson, field super- visor ot the digging, said the tool was found among mam- moih bones near here. Home with'his family ,Egil Krogh reminisces as he visits with, newsmen at his home in Chevy Chase, Md Friday after he was released from a federal detention Krogh, the head of the who served a six-month prison term for his part in the burg- lary of. the'Los Angeles office of Dr. Daniel Ellsberg's psy- chiatrist, sits with his four-year-old son Matthew. Story, photo, Pg; Oil Lease Changes Group's Goal Formers Union Displeased With Oilmen's Tax Proposal By JERRY REEI) Staff Writer :the f aytor County Farmers Union, in response to county nil and gas producers' demand that agricultural land bear a greater, relative tax burden, have resolved to seek changes in the terms of oil and gas leases on 'ICFU members' The TCFU met Thursday night in Merkel to adopt reso- lutions "in protest to higher fuel prices and to UK oil peo- ple wanting to raise taxes on and ranch land by hvo- tiiirds." (John Chalmers, president of the West Central Texas Oil and Gas Assn., Monday asked Taylor County Commis- sioners Court, acting as a tax Governor Wins Changes: Endorses New Contitution AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Gov. Dolph Briscoe endorsed the proposed new Texas Constitu- tion Friday after winning a series of changes he said were necessary lo keep a proper balance ot power between the governor and the legislature. Some legislator-dclegales to the Constitutional Convention grumbled, but Briscoe got his way because two-thirds of them felt his support was nec- essary to win voter approval of the new charter. The key vote of the day was the 105-27 decision io knock out a previously approved sec- tion enabling two-thirds of the House and Senate lo call the legislature into special ses- sion. "I am offering this amend- ment as a practical matter lo gain support for the constitu- said Rep. Carl Parker, D-Port Arthur. "How much are we giving up? As a practi- cal matter we are not giving up much because it would be well nigh impossible to gel a two-thirds vote for a special session." But Rep. Richard Gciger, said the constitution already provided a good bal- ance of power. "The provision we arc de- bating today is not a power grab by the legislature but an effort to keep power equal lo the. executive Geiger said. Briscoe -won on another point when the convention struck..a provision, without objection, that would allow a legislature lo override a veto of a bill passed during a pre- vious session. .The governor had worked hard to get his way, calling a Sec'PUN, Pg. HA, i to equalize I he' tax burden borne by agri- cultural landowners with that of oil and gas property own- ers.) LEASE TERMS the Farm- ers Union has voted to de- mand of oil and gas producers include: S25 minimum lease per. acre. ?5 per acre renewal. per location plus' additional damage if they set off staked locations. to set tank battery. per year for each year a tank battery is there. minimum any time a line breaks on a place. for each road to ?.iiy location other than the original location. No water to be sold at sny price. Two Farmers Union officials from Merkel, Eobby Toliver and Billy Cob Toombs, em- phasized the immediate source ot the farmers' dissatisfaction was the oilmen's tax proposal. "Tliat pat the frosting on the said Toombs, a district officer of the state Farmers Union. "IF THEY want Iheir (axes cut, they should work on it and leave ours said Toliver. The Fanners Union fesolu- lion also complains of a rise in butane price from 10 cents fo 29 cents a gallon in the space of a few months. Both men stressed their opinion that tax rates should be based on productive value ol the properly. "Good land is leasing for an Toliver Toombs said that nearly all the agricultural land in the county had its valuation in- creased 'by 50 per cent across the board three years ago; The Merkel farmers conced- ed that last year was a great year for fanners, but said that ihis year is making up for it. "A year like this and a farmer is back. borrowing money within six said Toliver. THE TCFU resolution con- demned the Chalmers' propos- al lo raise farmers' land eval- uation by two-third if it were not possible lo cut the oil- men's properly evaluation by two-thirds. Chalmers contended Monday thai oilmen's properties in the county were evaluated at al- most 100 per cent of market value, while Farmers' hold- ings were evaluated at one- fourth to one-third of market value: (Chalmers acknowledged Friday thai had erred in his formula to correct the .in- equity. Raising the farmland evaluation by two-thirds still would not bring Ihe two groups' property tax liabilities into the farmland .See'LEASE, Pg. MA, Col. 7 Jacobsen's Texas Trial Is Delayed Crash Survivor Walks 11 Miles to Rescurers IT JEFFREY ULWHCH AMMfaM Press Writer JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) "I dkfcrt wart to I was afraid to teave by herself. But after two days I decided no- body going to find I decided to wafc said Nancy Sheridan after the plane crash that claimed the life of her boyfriend aad we person. Sheridan was one of wwnoi who survived the crash ot a light plane Twsday it Oit River Mountain Range in western Wyoming. Killed in that crash were Francis Lahtnann anh riis son, Ted, of Indianapolis, !nd. EigMeen-5 ear-old Miss Sher- idan walked more lhan 11 miles through the rugged lor- nearly drowned in a rain- swoUen river where she lost her shoes, and.finished the trip barefoot to reach res- cuers. Because tf her efforts, heli- copter crews .were able to reach Mrs. Evelyn Lahnunn, 57. She was takes to a hospital I' here, where she is listed in serious condition. "I as we went Miss Sheridan told newsmen Friday. "I think that's why I have no broken bones, because I Macked out and was limp. I was in shock for a while. Mrs. Lahmann told me I ripped out the back scat of the nlane to give her something to sit on." The four were en route from Indianapolis lo Portland, Ore. to visit another son of the Lahmarms. Ted, whose age y was not immediately known, was piloting the plane. Miss Sheridan said they had planned, to stop for the night in Jackson and then continue the trip Ihe next morning be- cause "iha sun making the engine overheat a liltle and a real strong downdraft from the moantains was pull- ing us closer. "The first thing 1 remember is asking Mrs. Lahmann what happened. Then I just started helping ker. She had a broken hip and I tried to make her as ".-A comfortable as possible. "We crashed Tuesday after- noon. Wednesday I dranH want lo go. I was afraid to leave her by herself." She said that by Thursday it was apparent nobody would come to their rescue. "I told her I come back until I had fount1 some help. "I woke up when (he sur. ccme out it was real cold. When it warmed, I wrapped Mrs. Lahmann up real good Set CRASH, Pj. UA, Ctl. 1 DALLAS (AP) A federal judge has delayed the trial of Jake Jaeobsen, a Watergate figure, who was indicted on charges of misapplying in savings and loan funds. The lawyers for .Jaeobsen, Informed sources in Washing- ton said during the week, had aereed to have him plead gnil- ly to a reduced charge of bril> ery in another case if the sav- ings and loan indictmenl is dronped. The Washington source said Jaeobsen in relurn would testify that former Tex- as Gov. John Connally took S10.0W in two installments for help he gave Associated Milk Producers Inc.. a Jaeobsen client, on mint price supports: The delay in the Texas trial was confirmed bv the office of U.S. Atty. Frank McCown of Fort Worth. The office said Friday that the order delaying the trial in San Angelo, Tex., was signed by U.S. District. Court Judge Robert Hill in Dallas Th-jTsday. Jaeobsen was indicted on seven counts alleging misap- plication from the First Sav- mgs and Loan Association if San Angelo. Indicted with him was Ray Cowan, a former Tex., businessman. Jm'y selection in San Anselo was scheduled to start July I wilh actual trial set for July S. In Ihis week's action, both defense and prosecution asked that the case be postponed un- lil Sept. 23 because ot the ness of a witness, Morgan Pierce cf Austin. The district' office said Pierce had a heart attack. The indictment charges cobsen and Cowan as dircc-n tors and controlling sharehold-.. eis of the savings and loam, firm "did unlawfully and will-- See TRIAL. Pg. MA, Cd. i Inside Today Twister' Will Hit A tornado will cut a wide swoth through the mid- dle of Colemon next Wednesday, but no prop- erty will be destroyed nor anyone injured. Pg. IDA. 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