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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 24, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH .OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT B4TH YEAH, NO. 36 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE; TEXAS, WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 24, 1974 THIIU'V-TWO PAGHS IN Til HUE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Press Court Rules Nixon Must Give Up Tapes Keeping Cool Head This Dallas youngster has his 'oU'h'soiu-'" mark' fo'r'lire' last 'several, days and no tion to keeping.a cool head.'With lemp- helps. (AP Wirepholo) eratures soaring over Hie 100 degree 100-Degree Marks Intent on relief in WASHINGTON The Supreme Court ruled S to 0 today thai President Nixon must surrender White House tapes and papers wanted in connection with the Watergate cover-up trial. C r i e f Justice Warren K. linrger, a Nixon appointee, de- livered the opinion of the court. "We conclude Ihal when Hie ground for asserting privilege as lo subpoenaed materials sought for use in a criminal (rial is based only on tlie ge- neralized interest in confiden- tiality, it cannol prevail over the fundamental demands or due process of lavs' in Ihe fair administration of criminal jus- Burger said. The opinion was the only one handed down by the court in a hurriedly calle'd meeting. The conn did not indicate when it, rule on a Detroit school busing controversy, Hie only other case on which it Ir.is heard arguments but not announced a decision. The court ruled Ihal the dis- pute between the President and Special Prosecutor l.eon .faworski was subject lo deter- mination in the courts, contra- ry to Nixon's assertion Iliat it was not ou grounds it was a dispute, within the executive branch. ''It is theoretically possible for the attorney general to amend or revoke the regula- tion defining Hie special prose- tutor's Burger wrote. "But he lias not done so. Ko long as this regulation remains in force the execulivc branch, is brjitnd by it." Justice William II. Rciincju- isl, a Nixon appointee and for- mer assistant attorney general under John N. Mitchell did not participate in the case. Mitchell Is our. of the de- fendants in the Walergale cov- er-up trial scheduled lor this fall, Jaworski wants the (apes as evidence in thai trial. The Supreme Court also ruled that: material sought by Jaworski satisfied a federal court rule that subpoenaed material be useful and rele- vant as evidence in the trial for which it is sought. doctrine of separation of powers and the need lor confidentiality of high-level communications within the ex- ecutive branch does not mean that (he President has an ab- solute privilege lo withhold material from the courts un- der all circumstances. --In a case such as the cov- cnip trial in which 1hc claim of confidentiality is not based on grounds of mililury or di- plomatic secrecy, the Presi- dent's assertion of privilege must yield to the need for tiic evidence. The Snpieme Court upheld U.S. District Judge John .1. Sirica's finding that "Hie judi- ciary, not the President, was the final arbiter of a claim of executive privilege." The Supreme Courl declined lo rule on an -additional ques- tion rinsed by Hie President, whether the Watergate grand jury exceeded its authority in naming him as an unindicled co-conspirator in the Water- gale cover-up. The court said it had "impt evidently grant- ed" the President's petition that it decide this issue! mean- ing it made a mistake in hear- ing arguments on the question in the first place. The c o u r t held that Siri- ca's order was subject lo ap- peal, although normally in such cases an appeal is not in order until the person lo whom the -subpoena has been addressed has declined to comply with it and lias been cited for contempt. ''The issue whether a Presi- dent can be cited (or contempt could itself engender protract- ed litigation and would further delay both review on the mer- its of his claim of privilege and the ultimate termination of Ihc underlying criminal ac- tion for which his evidence is said Burger. The Chief Justice read the opinion in full from Hie bench in a stead y, voice. Normally only a sum- mary of an opinion is read, a source close to the jus- tices said Justice William 0. Douglas insisted that this opin- ion be read in full. A line ol spectators begr.n forming around a.m., hoping for admission lo the Mission. By 10 a.m., vm hour before the justices were sched- uled lo convene on Hie bcnc'i. line stretched down the Su- picme Court steps and around Hio corner of Ihe block. Fort Worth Merchandiser Named Minter's Manager I By JOE DACY H Rcnuriei--news Staff W.ilcr Although Abilene's current Jieat wave may have peaked out al. a maximum of 105 degrees, forecasters at the National.' Weather Service said Wednes- day that it is likely lo slay that way for the next several days. Weatherman D. Eck said he expects little change in Ihe forecast, except that the temper- ature is not supposed to rise. AFTERNOON HIGHS have risen steadily since-Salurday as well as morning he said. it goes up any more I'm going lo find a new place to he quipped. five-day outlook, he Said that only niinor cltanges are expect- which .would.mean, above-100 degree temperatures for the next Tew days at'least: compounded Hie effect of that massive high pressure .system :still squalling over the central poi tion of the country. A feeble low 'pressure trough hundred, and .five, ought, .to .'.was noted, to Ihe north of Abi- le-ie, and is expected to oscillate back and forth across the area wilh little effect, if any, Eck soitl. AFTER LOOKING the enough lo suit he said, adding that a lack of moisture and clear skies have WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT-OF COMMERCE Nalionfll Wealher'Servite......... (Weather ABILENE AND VICINH-Y-- ladius) Clear lo partly cloudy and conlinuca1 hoi through Thursday. Sculherlv winds 5 lo 13 mph. High loday end 1 hursday near IDS. Lo.v latugat in Ihc upper 70s. High and row [or 2-1 hours ending 9 o.m.: 105 orvi 78. Higli and low same date [ail year: 9.5 and 14. Sunrise loday sunsol lonfgtit: sunrise tomorrow: A: iB. TEMPERATURES climbed as Jn'gh as .110 degrees jn Wichita Falls "Tuesday, reaching; 109 at Chikiress, 107 at Dallas, Mineral Weils and Fen Worth, 104 at San Angelo, 103 al midland and Tyler, 102 at Wink, 101 at June- linn, Longview and I.ubbbck and ]IW degrees at Lufkin and Tex- arkana. Gl Bill Series Begins Today The Gl Bill is marking its 30rh year, and millions of dollars are available for vet- erans today, just as millions more have helped veterans wilh college educations since World War II. Mili- tary Editor Jim Conley in- terviews college and veter- ans' officials in a story on Pa. 1-B and tomorrow will relate the stories of several Abilenians who hove used the Gl Bill to get their col- lege degrees. Amusements Business Mirror..... Bridae Classified Comics........... Fditariols.......... Horoscope......... Hospital Patients Obituaries Sports To Your Good Health 7V Lcq IV Scout Women's News 6B 5A rOA 7-11C 7B 4A 1OA 3A SC ,2C, 4C 5B 69 6B 3B By JOE DACY II TlcporLer-NCHS Slaff IVrilcr Kenneth E. Evans. ;t former Fort Worth resident witli more than 20 years of merchandising experience, has been named president and general manager of Winter's Department Store. Evans, who assumed his du- ties Monday, will manage the 70-cniploye store purchased by Oticll Stores Inc. of l-'orl one month ago from tlie family- owner Mintcr's Inc. The Evans has been associated with Leonard's Department. Store ot Fort Worth fo.r the past 20 years, where he started as a slockboy in the housewares, gifts and china departments. From there, he worked his way up lo .become one of the store's senior merchandising ex- ecutives and in 1070 was named manager of Leonard's square-foot department store in Irving. EVANS SAID he plans no changes in merchandising, per- sonnel or policies al the 2-i-l I'ine SI. Store. think 1 will really enjoy he said Wednesday. "I'm very impressed with Abilene aiici the people I've met." He added that he would take a "hard look" at the meerchandis- ing line before making changes, "the slore lias a good line al- he said. "We've had Ihe pleasure of knowing and working with Ken Evans for a many snid Odell president Marvin M. McKee of Fort Worth, who an- nounced Evans' appointment Wednesday morning. "We have the utmost confi- dence in his ability lo merchan- dise and operate ;i fine iMcKee added. Evans snid he expected a -very smooth" conversion of ownership and that his sole duty would be to manage the Abilene store. HIS TENURE of experience includes most of the areas of general retailing, especially in the fashion areas of men's, women's and children's apparel and accessories. In 1971, he was named a divi- sional merchandise manager to supervise tbe buying and promo- tiomtl efforts of eighi buyers and millions of dollars of Leon- ard's volume. Dirt Buries Abilene Man .MUSKOGEE, Ofcla. (API .lames Gibson, 33, of Abilene, Tex., was killed Tuesday when buried by eight feel of dirt and concrete thai collapsed into a ditch at Veterans Adminis- tration Hospital. Gibson, foreman of a con- struction crew, was standing in H ililch under excavalion for a sewer line. A concrete walk (hut Iiad been built across one part of Ihe site collapsed, offi- cials said. Gibson was buried standing up. Evans was instrumental in Ihe fashion upgrading of Ihe depart- ment store over the past several years as ownership of Leonard's charged first from the Leonard family to -Tandy Corporation, and more recently to Dillard's Department Stores. Evans' family includes his wife, Marlha, and three sons, Ron, 17, Greg, ,3. who will be moving to Abilene soon; and Rick, a married son who resides in Fort Worth. EVANS' DUTIES were for- merly handled by Will and George Minler. George Minler Jr., vice presi- dent, of Minler's Inc. and spokesman for Hie family, said lasi month (hat Ihe sale covered Ihe assets of lite family corpora- tion with three stockholders, Will D. Mintcr Sr., president; George Minler Jr., and Mrs. Dorolhy M. Minler, widow of lite late Jack L. .Minler, secro- Ury-treasurer. The sale price was not re- vealed. Negotiations for the sale hc- Ran four months ago afler the Fort Worth investors ap- proached Ihe Abilene business- men. Minler's is Abilene's oldest de- partment store, founded in March of 1900. Nixon's Governing Ability Questioned Camping Plague Danger Said Small contact wilh nature eating prairie .dogs, sheep dogs-lliat attract Ileas. By BLUE RUCKEH Q. We've read about a bubonic plague epidemic developing in northern New Mexico, now we hear on rani Harvey that an Indian girl died of it. We're planning a camping trip to a New Mexi- co wilderness area north of J'ecos but certainly don't want to go if there's danger of bubonic plague. Could you find out about (his? A. New Mexico Slate Epidemiologist Dr. Ford Von Reyn says lo go ahead wilh your camping plans. As long as you lake proper" precautions (here's little danger. He camped in (hat area himself last weekend. lie says Ihc stale averages two lo five cases a year but the last fatality was itt ISG5. This recent case involved a 13-vcar-oM Navajo girl from Gallup near tnc Arizona border. Von Rcyn says many rodenls (prairie dogs, squirrels, etc.) Ihroitglioiit tbe West carry tlie plague b'11 rarely does a human come in conlacl wilh an infested rodent. If you stay away from rodenls, especially sick or dead ones, and careful lo dust your tlog tor fleas you'should not have any wor- ries. The Navajo people, lie says, are more prone lo Ihe disease since Ihcy live in close Q. I was'sent Union mes- sage from New- Orleans al p.m. Saturday. I was never called or nollficd of the message. l.ale Sunday afternoon I went-to- (he'Abilene Western Union of: ficc, lite message was Iherc wilh my name on it. I asked why I had not been notified only (o be (old that they made no calls afler II p.m. I asked when Ihe message was received in Abilene, the man on duly said he didn't know and couldn't find Mil, thai I would have lo write a letter to Dallas. He said if I had not picked II up on Sunday, I would have been notified on Monday. 1 wonder why I couldn't have been called telling me the message was here. The telegram cost around il could have been sent through (he mail for a 10 cents stamp and I'd have received il about the same time. I'lcasc look into Mils. A. About all we can tell you is the local Weslem Union manager said normally the employe on duty records the time thai-mes- sages arrive but il recorded (his lime. He said you should have been called. Calls are made on week-ends, but not'after 10 p.m. He had no idea what happened unless your line was busy when the call was placed. Since Ihis involved a money order the manager says he is not allowed to give out any further information. Q. Here's another version of how Ihe town of Necessity goi its name. I lived Ihcre in 1802 and it was called (hen. K originally called Cotton I'lanl, Texas. There was one slorc owned by llopp and Bud Houston and a gin across Ihc slrcel. A man named J. S. Crolcy said it was a necessity (hat Ihc town have a school so (hey built one ahottt a mile from Ihe slorc. The store, gin, etc. moved closer lo Ihe school antl it all became Necessity. A. Okay giicss we'd belter head for Ihe authority. The Handbook of Texas, which is supposed lo be the lasl word on Texas histo- ry, gives no cxplanalion for Hie name hut does say it was chosen when a post office was applied for in the 1890s. II doesn't men- tion Collon Plant as a name but says A. Andrews established a gristmill and colton gin there in Ihc early Q. I would like (o know what I coultl do about the ban on firecrackers. II Is a shame.Jo ban them because they are a lot of fun for us children. I know they injure a lot of people hut 'so do cars. Cars do just as much damage or more. If parents would be more care- ful and watch their children a lot of the injuries wonldn'l happen. I know people who spent on firecrackers just lo shoot Inem next year. I hope you will print (his. A. Greg, you sec we have Ibis guy in Washington called Big Brother who watches over us. .Sometimes he thinks we aren't concerned enough about our own well-being so be takes care of us. Big Brother there were loo many accidents involving firecrackers so he passed a regulation for- bidrting their manufacture or importation. Vonr Congressman Omar Bitrlcson talks In Big Brother occasionally, why don't you write him a Idler and tell him liow much yon enjoy firecrackers. Maybe he can change Ilig liroihcr's mind. Hill so you won't be disappointed, we'll warn you that Gig Brother is a stubborn cuss and once lit makes up his mind, lie seldom changes it. Brother is not alone in his feeling about firecrackers. Shooling them off insitla Abilene city limits has been illegal for many years. Address questions lo Aclion I.inc, BOY 39, Abilene, Texas Names will not be used hut questions must be and addresses Riven. Please include tel- ephone numbers if possible. WASHINGTON (Al'l Sen. .lames McClure of Idaho, a con- servative Republican, today questioned President Nixon's ability lo govern in Ihe almos- phere of "impeachment poli- tics." In a statement prepared for a news conference. McClure crili- the President's signaluu1 of a controversial legal services bill opposed by conservative! lawmakers. McClure saitl differing com- mitments on the bill were given by different members of the While House slaff. :'I( must bring his ability lo govern ef- fcclivcly and to lead at all into sharp he said. A portion of McClure's slale- mcnl was read lo a newsman by a McClure aide, who said the statement fell short of call- ing for Nixon's impeachment or resignation. Klccled lo Ihe Senale two years ago after service in the House, McClure is considered strongly conservative and has backed the President on niosl major issues. McClure's statement charges Ihal Nixon's decision to sign Ihe legal services bill results from commilmcnls by his staff lo liberal senators at a lime when the President himself (old conservatives he had made no such commilmcnl. Manure's aide, said that presidential chief of staff Alex- ander M. llaig Jr. had prom- ised Sens. Jacob K. Javils, R- N.Y., and Robert Tafi Jr.. K- Ohio, Nixon would sign Ihe bill. Al Ihe same time, Ihc aide said, the President lold Sen. Carl T. Curtis, R-iveb., that nu commilmcnl had been made. The aide said McClure feels Nixon's decision lo sign the measure represents an aban- donment of promises made in Ihc American people in the 15G3 and 1972 campaigns. SWIIP OUT THOSE UNUSED ITIMS SWEEP HI CASH! With A WEEK-INK! WANT AD IS WORDS 3 DAYS Save Sl.W Additional words No phone orders Cosn in advance Deadline 3 pm Thunday No refunds IIILINC UPORIU-HW 60   

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