Abilene Reporter News, July 21, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

July 21, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSt TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron YEAR, NO. 34 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JULY 21, PAGES IN FIVE SUCTIONS -fie State Sales 15c DAILY 25c SUNDAY Turks Seize Corridor to Cypriot Capital iy FRANK N. HAWKINS Jr. AiMtUW Press Writer NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Invading Turkish forces swift- ly seized control Saturday of a corridor from the north coast of Cyprus to the island's capital of Nicosia. Bloody fighting raged most of the day and was particular- ly heavy between the Greek and Turkish Cypriol communi- ties in Nicosia, "Waves of airborne troops from Turkey continued to land" on (he island, ti.N. .Sec- retary-General Kurt Waldheim told the Security Council in New York. However, U.S. military sources in Washington said the original force had not-been followed by any large scale reinforcement to the original Turkish force, estimated at which swept onto the northern coast of Cyprus early Saturday. Several hundred paratroopers landed in Turk- ish strongholds of Nicosia. Near the port of Limassol, Turkish Cypriot fighters re- quested U.N. forces to super- vise their surrender to the na- tional guard led by Greek offi- cers, Waldheim said. In the early hours of the attack, Nicosia shook with the sounds of bombing and the scream of Turkish F4 Phan- tom jets overhead being fired at by antiaircraft guns. The jets struck at Greek Cypriol positions, from the top of a six-story building in the city, fires could be seen in at least 10 areas. Waldheim said air attacks on the Nicosia airport and other targets in Nicosia" were continuing. The Security Council ap- pealed unanimously late Sul- urday for a general cease-fire. A cease-fire between the two opposing communities in Nico- sia was arranged Saturday af- ternoon by D.N. peacekeeping forces, but broke down after 2JJ hours. Meanwhile in Greece, a gen- eral mobilization was ordered, thousands of reservists report- ed for duly, and the Athens airport was closed to all but a few flights. Greek troops moved toward the Turkish border but there were no re- ports of any crossings. The Security Council appeal called for a general cease-fire, peace talks and withdrawal of the Greek officers who led the Cypriot national guard in ihc coup that overthrew President Makarios on Monday. Waldheim declared: "We are faced with an appalling and extremely serious situa- tion. With theVmval ofTurk- ish forces, the fighting on Cy- J01IN M. DOAR after giving impeachment summation AP Wjreptiole Dear's Efforts Reported 'Effective' WASHINGTON (AP) -Spe- cial Counsel John Doar pre- sented .evidence for President Nixon's impeachment that he called "substantial and per- suasive" to the House Judici- ary Committee on Saturday. One member apparently persuaded by Doar's presenta- tion'was Rep. George Daniel- son, D-Calif., who emerged from the closed-door briefing to say, "I have no choice but to vote for impeachment." Other members withheld comment on the vote they will cast in about a week, but was general agreement that Doar and Minority Coun- sel Albeit Jenner had put to- gether an impressive docu- mentary case. "I think it is a very effec- tive job they have done so said Rep. William Coh- en, R-Maine, one of a half-doz- e n committee Republicans who say they have not yet de- cided how to vote. Rep. David Dennis, a strong defender of Nixon, called Doar "a very effective advocate." At the same time, the Presi- dent's staff made public a le- gal brief in which presidential lawyer James D. St. Clair sought to refute in detail a broad range of charges against Nixon. A major part of it dealt wilh the questions of payments to Watergate defendant E. How- ard Hunt Jr. II cited an oftcn-quoled re- Fisher County Voters Give Approval for Hospital Bonds ROTAN-Fisher County vot- ers gave the go-ahead on con- struction of a new district hos- pital when they approved 4-1 a supplementary bond issue Saturday. Unofficial; returns showed that of the total ballots cast taxpayers voted 881-222 in favor of the bond issue; while non-taxpayers voted 59 for, and two against. In 1873 county voters over- whelmingly approved a million bond issue for the pro- posed hospital and again to created the hospital district. But since then, const ruction costs have soared, inflating Voters Okay Bond Issue in Westbrook WESTBROOK -Voters here approved a bond issve Saturday for a new con- struction and remodeling at High -School School Supt L. M. Dawsor, said taxpayers voted 7S-17 in favor of the bond issue, tvhile nwUxpayers voted 13 for, none against. Indoded in the bond issue mere proposals for a new au- ditorium and an office work- space addition, as well as plans (or remodeling UK pre- sent school building, installing new ceilings and carpet and possibly building tennis courts. One school board member had explained earlier that the bond issue would not increase taxes, because the district cur- reeenlly collects 35 cents per ot assessed value for bonded indebtedness. The schedule for paying off the proposed bonds would be about per year for years. Ihe original estimates for the hospital. Ralph Ammons of floby, chairman of the hospital board, had said at that time, that most contractors were submitting bids higher per square foot of hospital build- '.ing space than when plans tor Ihe hospital were made last year. Jim JlcCallay of Kolan, 'hospital administrator, said, "I imagine invitations for bids will go out Monday. But I would guess it would take at least 30 days to get all the bids in." Previously, the board had planned to open bids July 25 and sign the contract about Aug. 15. Had the bond issue failed, the new hospital project would have been shelved. Also, tlie old Callan Hospital, which the district is operating on an in- terim basis until the proposed new hospital is built, would have been closed. Construction site for the new hospital is about one and one- fourth miles south of Rot an on State Highway 70 lo Roby. prus lias readied a new level of violence and bitterness." In a television speech lo the Greek Cypriot community Sat- urday night, Nikos Sampson, new president installed by the military regime, claimed the Cyprus government, people See CYPRUS, Pg. 14A, 1 mark by Nixon telling John W. Dean III: "Well ,for C..... sakes, get it...." St. Clair argued this quote "obviously refers to Dean's suggestion that Hunt should be given some 'signal' and not money. "Significantly, at no point in his testimony, either before the Senate Select Committee or before the grand jury did even John Dean accuse Uic President of having authorized any payments to llunt. Dean testified: 'The money matter was left very much hanging at that meeting. Nothing was re- solved.'" At the Judiciary hearing, members said Doar picked up where he left off Friday with a recital of events that he said placed Nixon in the center of a White House-direeled plan to conceal the involvement of presidential aides in the Wa- tergate cover-up. "With respect to the a transcript of Dear's opening remarks Friday shows him saying, "1 say that decision came directly from the Presi- dent or was implemented See DOAR. Pg. HA, i Kissinger Hopeful Turkey Will Talk SAX CLKMENTE, Calif. (AP) Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger expressed optimism Saturday that the Turkish government will agree to join in negotiating sessions in London wilh Greek officials lo settle the Cyprus crisis. lie reported that Greece was prepared to accept negotiation if (here is a cease-fire on the island. The road to negotiation Is Kissinger said, and has the support of the United Slates and the European coni- m unity. Kissinger voiced public as- surances that there was no question of any confrontation with the Soviet Union, in the area and thai Soviet actions have been low-key and nn- provocative. Wilh Under Secretary of State Joseph L. Sisco shuttling between Athens and Ankara, Kissinger said the United States was doing Us utmost to promote immediate negotia- tions to end the Cyprus con- flict. The secretary ot stale spoke at a news conference at the Western White House. Meanwhile, Hie Pentagon alerted an SOfl-man Army paratroop battalion in Italy as atonl a dozen U.S. warships, including! he carrier Forres- tal, steamed toward Cyprus to evacuate Americans, if neces- sary. The two actions were de- scribed as "prudent, precau- tionary measures" in case evacuation is required. They said there is no intention to intervene militarily between Greeks and Turks. Affected by the alert was the 1st Battalion 509th Infan- try, at Vicenza, Italy. "The unit has not moved and has no orders to Ihe Penta- gon said. "It is simply in a higher state of readiness than normal." Secretary of Defense James R. SchJesingcr monitored the situation in the Pentagon Command Center and the Joint Chiefs of Staff met to renew the situation. But no major alerts were ordered for U.S. forces, and Pentagon officials did not ap- pear worried by what they hail earlier reported to be an alert of seven Soviet airborne divi- 'TURKS TAKB CYPRUS TERRITORY darkened area represents 10-mile corridor sioiis. The Soviet official news agency Tass later .denied there was any alert, of Soviet troops. At the Pentagon the "alert" was regarded as a ploy de- signed to underscore Russian diplomatic support for the Turks. Unlike last fall's Soviet air- borne aleit during the Arab-Is- raeli war, there was no evi- dence of anv overt Soviet threat to intervene.- Officials noted no signs that the Rus- sians were mustering trans- port planes to curry their, paratroopers anywhere. Pentagon sources said the .Soviet fleet in the Mediterra- nean was operating in a nor- mal manner. Some Russian naval vessels were sonlli at Cyprus, but not close [o the island, they said. Amnesia Victim Fails To Recognize Wife BAXCOR. Maine (AP) Amnesia victim Robert Co- mean and his wife were reu- nited Saturday, but the meet- ing apparently failed to spark any sign of memory in the 42-year-old Canadian resident. Authorities in Canada said Comcau's car veered off a road along the Sltaidic River in his home town of Monclon, N.B., on June 28. Police dragged tlic river, but could not find his body. Several days later, accord- ing to police here, Conicau found himself in Banger. He liad no idea iiow he got here and spent two weeks in a rent- Inside Todoy Watergate-A Maze of Accusations Watergate is o maze of ac- cusation, denial, tapes and transcripts. To help readers understand Wa- tergate and where it stands. The Reporter- News presents a full- page report for ready re- ference on Pg. 7A. Cooperation is the main word in the vocabulary of new Cisco Junior College president Dr. Norman Wallace Jr. Pg. ISA. Arts Editor Alice Mitier presents background on the Texas Commission on the Arts and Humani- ties in today's Setting the Scene. Pg. IB. Abilene fvcnli Calendar 28 Amusement! 1-2B Auilin Notebook 5A Berry's World 4A Brq Country Calendar 4B Iciolu 4B 21 Business News 20A Crossword Puzzlt ........17A Classified 8-14C Editorials.......... 4A Form Newi..........10. HA Hospital Patients 6A Horoscope............... 3B Jumble Futile 3B Markets 18-JOA Obituaries 2A Oil 7C Recordings 2B Setting Hie Scene IB Sports 1-4, 14C Teios 4B Today In History........ 17A This Week In West Texas 3B To Tour Good Health 17A TV Tab Women's Hews 1-UD cd room, trying to regain his identity. His case came to the atten- tion of Eangor police through a priest, who said Comeau had come up to him after mass last Saturday lo explain his plight. The following day. Comeau was admitted to the Easter Maine Medical Center for physical and psychological tests. The hospital said that aside from his amnesia, doc-- tors found nothing unusual about the man. Detective Thonus Landers said Ihe man suffered almost total loss of memory, but thought his name was either llohcrt Cameron or Robert Co- meau. He had no personal be- longings except a watch, some keys, a sweater- and a pairs of socks. Comcau's wife was con- tacted by Cana' dian .Mounted Police, who spotled'his name on a missing persons list. Saturday, she ar- rived at the hospital lo make a final identification of her husband. Landers said that ''for all practical purposes, we've closed the case here. just don't have any place to go." !le said that Comeau and his wife apparently would go home. ''I guess they just have lo pick up and go on." the detective said. "He's going to be arriving back in his home town not knowing anybody, and he has lived there all his life." Aussie Claims He Saw Six GIs Killed He Alleges New Zealand ers Them SYDNEY, Australia (AP) A former Australian soldier claimed on Saturday that he and five other Australians watched New Zealand troops kill six American soldiers in Vietnam. He made his allegation in an interview with the Sydney Sunday Telegraph. II followed an anonymous confession last week in a radio talk show in New Zealand from one of the New Zealand- ers allegedly involved in the shooting. The New Zealand defense department has begun a to- level investigation into It: claim which it says it belicv. is genuine. The anonymous New lander said that lie and thrc others shot and killed the si: Americans they found rapiiv. and torturing Vietnamese vil- lagers. The Australian soldier said lie and the five others were on a jungle patrol when they heard the gunfire. He said that, hidden by :rces, they watched the Xcw lealandevs and the Ameri- cans firing at each other. He said: "The New Zealan- ois carved them up. It was bloody murder. One of our olokcs was sick. were afraid the New Xcatanders would turn on us." He said the Australians had never reported the incident.be- cause they (cared they could be charged with complicity in murder. He told the Sunday Tele- graph he made the disclosure now to confirm the New Zea- land report and also to clear up any suspicion that Austra- lians were implicated. ;