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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 7, 1974, Abilene, Texas                               "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 20 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 7, 1974 EIGHTY-SIX PAGES IN EIGHT SECTIONS 15c DAILY 25c SUNDAY Ic Slate Sain Tu Broken Window Reports Conflict No One Hurt in Ford Motorcade in Dallas WHERE THE WAS SHATTERED near city limits of Dallas and Irving By ROD DAVIS Associated Press Writer DALLAS, Tex.   The window o( a patrol car near the end of Vice President Ger- ald R. Ford's motorcade was shattered Saturday, prompting a police report later re- versed that a shot had been fired. Ford, in Texas for dedica- tion ceremonies at the Da'.las World Trade Center, said President Nixon called from Key Biscayne, Fla'., to find out what was going on. No one was reported injured. The Secret Service blamed heat expansion for the inci- dent. Slate police said, howev- er, they tended to believe the window was shattered by a rock, perhaps thrown up from the roadway by another car. H was one of several con- flicting reports about the inci- dent. Ford, whose destination .was' the same complex of buildings President John F. Kennedy was headed for when he was assassinated in 1963, said that Nixon "had heard...whal the rumors were, lie called to make sure what he had heard was true. "We had about a 10-minutc conversation not only about the wild rumor and unfounded story but also about other matters." The'vice president said he was told that "one of (he po- lice followup cars had a win- dow shattered. We checked it, doublechecked it. They (the Secret Service) have worked with local law enforcement people and that's exactly what happened. "A window in a police car was shattered by the heal, not by any Ford said. William A. Hawthorne, a Se- cret Service spokesman in Washington, said: "A com- plete examination of the area and of the vehicle resulted in 'Case by Case' on Ml As, Ford Says By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Military Editor DALLAS-Vicc President Gerald Ford said Saturday (hat problems arising from the more than servicemen still missing in action must be handled on a "case-by-casc basis." At a press conference in the World Trade Center here, Ford responded to two ques- tions concerning (lie JUlAs, in- cluding one query about the charge several MIA families have made in recent weeks that they are being pressured to have the men declared dead in order that'the government niight discontinue benefits to their kin. "On the question of the De- partment of Defense declaring the MIAs dead, some families want it and some don't. It has to be handled on a case-by- case basis. In some cases they are wives and in some cases they are parents.. .so each case must be handled individ- Ford said. Asked what the government is doing to find out the status of the incn, Ford said teams are working out p! Saigon. "Particularly in Ihe last six weeks these efforts have re- sumed, but they're running into he said. Before the press conference, Ford's deputy press secretary, J. W. Roberts, respectfully declined to allow the Report- er-News military editor to hand Ford a sealed letter from Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Jtundt of Abilene, parents of MIA pilot Henry 0. (Jerry) Mundtll. written a letter to the Vice President asking that efforts to determine, the fate of the men not be abandoned. Roberts promised to deliver the letter to Ford. Abilene has two other MIA wives and chil-. dren of M. Sgt. Edward Par- sley and Lt. Col. William L. Brooks. It was :not- the last time Ford was to hear of the MIA situation Saturday. He was 12 minute's late to the p.m. luncheon a spokesman said it was because he had stopped to talk with two MIA wives. GERALD FORD at news conference this conclusion; It was heat expansion. There was no bul- let." Some Male officials said they doubted that the 92-de- gree temperature, normal far summer in Dallas, was high enough to have caused Hie shattering of the left front window in the air conditioned car. They noted there was a large hole in the window, and said it shattered'Inward, leav- ing (he driver with "a. lapful of glass." The Department of Public Safety which initially re- ported lhat a shot had'been fired by a sniper issued a statement a t midafternoon saying: "Since a bullet was not found, we lean toward the theory that the hole was caused by a flying rock, per- haps kicked up by a car." Trooper .Urn Bryan, Hie driver of the car, said after the window shattered "all Iliree people in the car thought we were under fire and i noti- fied the lead DPS car we were under fire." He said he then left the highway followed by a Secret Service car. At the time, the car was about 100 yards lie- hind the one in which the vice president was riding. Bryan lold newsmen that he discounted tiic bullet theory after a search of the car re- vealed no bullet fragments. The car wus impounded briefly and the shattered glass was removed. Later it was 'parked at state trooper region- al headquarters in Dallas. Secret Service Agent in Charge Walter Coughlin said: "All this came from siniDle heal expansion...It was a new car, the first time it had been used." The Department of Public Safely said, however, that the car had been put into service See MOTORCADE, Pg. I4A, Col. S Minus one window Jim Bryan, Texas Department of Public Safety Officer, sits in the ear he was driving in escort of Vice Presi- dent Gerald Ford in Dallas Saturday. The window through which Bryan looks shattered during the motor- cade's trip through town. First reports said the window was shattered by sniper fire. The, FBI said later the shattering was caused by heal expansion. No one was injured: (AP Wirepholo) Ex-Cadet Violated Code, Board Says Ford 'Assumes' Nixon to Court Order By JIM LUTHER Associaled Press Writer DALLAS, Tex. (AP) _ Vice President Gerald R. Ford said Saturday he assumes President Nixon would obey a Supreme Court order lo turn over White House tapes lo the Watergate prosecutor. "1 think it is assumed any citizen the President includ- ed would abide by a decision of the Supreme Ford told a news conference here. "But a person involved in liti- gation does not go out and say publicly what he is going lo the vice president said. Ford held the news confer- ence before addressing dedica- tion ceremonies for the Dallas World Trade Center. He made no reference lo an incident in- volving his motorcade. A shat- tered window in a patrol car led to police reports later re- versed that a sniper had lircd on the motorcade as it moved from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport lo the downtown area. A spokesman for the vice president said later that Ford was unaware of the commotion. The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Monday on whether H White House tapes should be surrendered to Wa- tergate special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Nixon has said in the past that he would abide by a "de- finitive" decision of the court, but he has never defined that qualification. Ford said the likelihood of impeachment has lessened in the last several weeks because the case against the President "has fallen flat in. several areas." Ford said no offense has been proved against Nixon and he doubts the President can be tied to the Watergate cover-up. On another topic, Ford said he was not told before Nixon's Middle East trip that the chief executive was suffering from phlebitis that could have been fatal. Ford, noting that ha was out of Washington when Nixon left-' for the Middle East, said 'he learned of the President's ail- U.N. Official Dangling Trucker Freed From Wreckage Shot, Killed mcnl in a phone call from pres- idential chief of staff Alexander M. Haig Jr., who was in a Mid- eastern capital at the time. In his speech at the World Trade Center, Ford urged the Senate lo join Nixon's attempts to forge a new world partner- ship by quickly approving a trade reform bill. U.S. success in .achieving his- tory's highest living standards carries, great responsibilities, he said. "One great responsibility is the need to seek a more open and equitable world trading he said. "Another is to assure a fair chance to com- pete in the world's markets." The House has approved a trade reform bill, but Senate fi- .nance commitlee aclion has been stalled because of an amendment barring U.S. trade concessions lo the Soviet Union until free immigration of Soviet Jews and other minorilies i.s as- sured. The Nixon administration is opposed lo that provision. Without the trade bill, Ford said, trade barriers will multi- ply, "Trade is essential lo consoli- date the great strides that we have marie in the last five years toward a new world part- he added. After the address al Ihe trade center, Ford went lu Preston Trail Golf Club in North Dallas for 13 holes of golf with three Dallas-Fort Wcrlli business- men. He planned another round of golf on Sunday before flying back lo Washington. The vice president was to spend the night in Ihe home of Traummcl Crow, owner and de- veloper of the Dallas market center. WEST POINT, N'.Y. (API A board of officers has found that ex-Cadet Donald M. Hoyd violated Hie U.S. Military Academy's honor code by con- cealing that lie married se- cretly in his junior year. The board's finding is nei- ther binding nor final. The board, chaired by Col. .Irilm 15. Tanzer, met for 11 hours on Friday to hear I'nyd's lawyer, Steven Ilyman. argue thai his client should still graduate and be commis- sioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. Boyrt was ordered out of Ilic academy last June and his classmates graduated about Iwo weeks ago. If Ihe final decision by the secretary of the Army goes against Boyd, he must serve Ihi ce years in liic Army as an enlisted man. Cadets al Ihe academy are rot allowed to marry before graduation. Bui an academy spokesman said that lying i.liout Boyd's marital slalu.s and not the marriage itself KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A mail Iruck driver dangled by his legs upside down over the side of a highway over- pass while firemen iried lo, free him from the wreckage of his truck and passers-by sup- ported his body with a make- shift stretcher fashioned from a road sign. After a hour in Ihe preca- rious position, Gerald R. 01 sen was freed and taken lo a hos- pital where he was reported in serious condition with multiple fractures. Police said Ihe 25-year-old Scdalia man's ordeal began about a.m. Saturday when his truck and a car col- lided on an overpass on Inter- slate Highway 70. The truck veered into the guard rail. Wien it came to a halt, the cab and part of the trailer were hanging over (he railing, 30 feet above the street thai runs under the overpass. Olsen's legs were jammed in Ihe wreckage of the cab, but his body hung out of the truck. Firemen inserted a hydraul- ic jack between the steering wheel and the seat to free 01- scn. Passing motorists slopped to help, and while the firemen maneuvered the jack, the passers-by took a highway iign and its attached signposts and held it under Olsen's body. The two-dozen mortorists took turns holding the sign posts while the firemen worked to free OJsen. was just hanging there, upside said one motor- ist, William Weatherford of Des Moincs, Iowa. The driver of the car in- volved in the collision was ar- rested later and charged with careless driving, driving while intoxicated, leaving the scons of the injury and attempting lo elude police. SAIGON (AP) An Ameri- can official of Hie U.N. devel- opment program was shot and killed Saturday by two Viet- namese robbers who escaped with his briefcase, authorises said. Police and U.N. officials in Saigon identified the victim as William V. Saussotle, 60, of Palo Alto, Calif, lie is sur- vived by his widow and one daughter, said Pierre Sales, chief representative of Ihe U.N'. Development Fund, which has 70 officials in Viet- nam. Inside Today ROTC Training Tough at Fort The Advanced ROTC train- ing sessions at Fort Riley, Kan., are -tough on everyone instructors as well as cadets. Pg. ISA. Abilene Community Theatre presents a children's play, "The Emperor's New this week. Pg. ID. The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Monday concerning the Presi- dent's control of topes and documents. Pg. 21 A. Abilene Ircntt Calendar 2B Amusement! 1-3B Austin Notebook 5A tcn'i World 4A Books Brio's. 2B Business News 20A Classified 8-UC Crossword Punle 21A UHoriili 4A Form News: 7C Horoscope 22A Hoseita fotienli 8A Jumble Puaile 16A Marked 18-20A Obituaries 10A Rccordinqs IB Setting the Scene......... IB Sports 1-6.14C Texas.................. 4B This Week In West Texas 3B Today rn History....... 22A To Your Good Htolth..... 17A TV Tat> (Pull out section 1-J6E Women's News 1-12D Ihe immediate point at However, Ilyinan told news- men: "The whole nature nf the proceeding was" a ruse. The issue of being married is obviously Ihe core of Ihe case. was clearly an lempl to bypass a regulation mid put it on safe ground the honor code." Ilyman succeeded last year in having a similar ban on marriage at the U.S. Mer- chant Marine Academy in King's Point, N'.Y.. declared unconstitutional as violating a twsic human freedom. lie has already instituted a federal court suit on Ihe same ground in behalf of lioyd. The board, which is merely ;i fact-finding body with nn power of decision, ifeclined lo ciiscuss its work. An a c a d e m y spokesmun said, however, Ihe board found lioyd had lied on a gov- ernment form by listing his wile as his fiance on his gov- ernment insurance form. llyman said il would lake at least one month for board's proceedings to be typed and processed for pres- entation to the superintendent uf the academy. This probably will no! take place until the present super- inlcmlent, U. Gen. William A. Knnwlton. has left for bis new assignment as chief of staff of the U.S. European Command in .Stuttgart, Germany. In thai case, Ihe papers will be stu- died by his successor. Maj. Gen. Sidney B. liervy. The superintendent will then jtudy the records and make .1 rrrnmmcru'ialion to Army Sec- rt-lary Howard II. Caliinvvay, who will irand clown a final decision. Indians Think Frontier Statue 'Mockery' By ALEXANDER G. HIGGN1S Associated Press Writer BOSCAWEN, N'.H. (AP) The roadside historical mar- ker calls her a "famous sym-. bol of frontier but some American Indians think Hannah Diiston was a blood- thirsty killer. A dozen Indians gathered around Mrs. Duslon's statue on a small island in the Mem- mack River on Saturday to pay tribute to the 10 Indians lhat legend says she slew and scalped in 1697, The statue shows her hold- ing a tomahawk in her right hand and several scalps in her left. "It's a said Hen- ry A. Smith, 35, of Concord.'a descendenl of Pcnacook and Micmac Indians. "Those 10 people are buried under the statue. Indians have never built a memorial over the whites they have He said the Indians decided to hold the ceremony this year for the first time because the statue had been getting more attention from whites during the last year. A ceremony held last month lo mark the statue's lOfltti anniversary was attended by several of .Mrs. Dustpn's de- scendants, including Mrs. Meldrim Thomson, the wife of New Hampshire's governor. Ijcgcnd has it lhat Hannah the mother of eight, was kidnaped from her family home in llaverhill, Mass., by a band of Indians. Her baby was killed during the raid. Some say the Indians hoped lo sell Mrs. Dustcn and a nursemaid taken with her into slavery in Canada. On their way to Canada, the 12 Indians and a 12-year-old white boy who had been living them for more than a year stopped to rest on Hie island jusl north of Concord. And here, at midnight on March 31, the legend says. Hannah Duston, the nursemaid and boy arose, crept over and killed 10 of the sleeping Indians. Gilbert Gallant of Lowell. Mass., a Micmac Indian who was at Ihe ceremony, said he's nol convinced Mis. DIIS- lon was kidnaped. And he says six of her victims were chil- dren and two were women. Police guarded the area and kept non-Indians away during the ceremony. Smith, wearing a war Ixm- nct of eagle feathers, declined lo dis-dcse much alwjt the ceremony which newsmen were not allowed to see. "There's a lot of things ue can't tell you." he said. "It's sacred." Smith is an organizer o: the I'ntoti of Vermont-New Hamp- shire Indians, a recently formed group that claims nbfliit 13fl members and seeks In gain recognition fcr the tra- ditions and rights of Kastern Indians. "We're Irving to get this monument removed." Smith saiil. "It's so insensitive."   

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