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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 26, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                gttrilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 39 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., FRI. EVENING, JULY 26, THIRTY-FOUR PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Aaocinttd Press ll BLUE RUCKER Chicken Meat Matter Of Pigment, Not Sun Q. IVhal causes light meat and dark meat in cnicken or any lype or fowl? Could It be thai certain parts are ex- posed to the sun, thus giving ihcm a Ian? A. No, clown, it's not thai. It's pigmenta- tion. Hemoglobin (a lype of pigmentation) in blood makes it red. Myoglobin (also a lype of pigmentation) in muscle tissue inakes il dark. The dark muscle has more inyoglobin, says Clark Beasley, chairman of McMurry Biology Dept. Fowl question. Q. How can I get the girls to paint my house number on (he curb who collected for it in June lo make money to go (o the Baplist camp Glorieta? I believe they accidentally missed us or did the vacant house to the east of us but we paid and would like our curb numbered. A. The girls will he out pronto in fact before you read this. Calvary BaplisL Church Youth Group had a busy summer- car washes, curb painting; scrap iron drives, newspaper drives, bake sales, ga- rage sales to pay their way to camp. In all the hub-buh somebody wrote your address incorrectly but you will be numbered. Q. I'm an employe at Abilene Stale School, leaving for work at a.m. and driving on S. 14th. In five years, I have only seen three patrol cars east of Butternut and not even one east of Treadaway. Could there possibly he a good reason for this? A. Police Chief Wan-en Undson says the area is definilely patrolled, that you crossed a couple of patrol districts on your way lo work. Policemen are working that vnute and at that hour, he says. This is a little like your neighbors, says Dodson there are probably some you never see on Hie street because they're no.t oul at Hie exact moment you pass by but that doesn't mean you don't have neighbors. Q. Our family is very much Interested in watching the Historic moments pro- grams on Channel 12. We know thai it runs only one minute each night, but we cannot figure out Ine exact time it is shewn each night. Could you? A. It nins eveiy night with Hie 6 and 10 news and it runs every time "All in the Family" runs runs with "The Wai tons" with "Maude" (Thurs- with "MASH" (Wednesday) and "Gunsmoke" Expect it twice a day for sure with the news, sometimes lliree times a day, says KTXS Station Manager Bob Jackson. Q. My husband and I are having a; real serious argument over when Billie Sol Estes was released from prison. It's been going on for a week. He called the newspaper and somebody told him be paroled in 1969. I say there's no way he's been oul of prison five years; it's more like (wo years. A. Esles was released on Monday, July 12, 1071 just over three years ago. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene; Texas 79601. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please include tel- ephone numbers If possible. Councilmen To Weigh Hefty Budge) Cily councilmen will begin through a 9-pound, 653-page proposed budget for fiscal year 197-1-75 at 7 a.m. Monday in the first of two or three workshop sessions. City Manager Fred Sandlin Is recommending a mil- lion budget with no tax rale increase. Monday's meeting is open to the public. But those who don't care to gel up thai P irly may throw in their two cents' worth at a public hearing lo be called next month prior lo final council approval. THE ONLY CITY service for which Sandlin is asking an increase i.s residential refuse collection. The council's policy has been that the collection system should pay for itself. 'So, citing increased opera- tional costs, Sandlin will rec- ommend a hike from to (plus carry-out) for sin- gle-family residences, from ?1.80 to for apartments and from ?2 to for homes having container service. Home-Made Rain The children of Mr. ami Mrs. Loy Newlim, Desirec, 7; Derrick, 9; and Dancy, 10, left lo right, provide their own rain as they play on the sidewalk in front of their home at 1009 Hickory on a 103-degree after- noon. (Staff Photo by John Besl) St. Clair: Deadline Impossible WASHINGTON f A P) Presidential attorney James D. St. Clair said today il would be impossible to comply with Special Prosecutor Leon Jaworski's proposal. IhaL Ihc While House surrender the tapes ot 64 Watergate conver- salions within 10 days. Bui he told U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica "We will undertake to do il as quickly as possible." However, Sirica told SI. Clair, "I think you're making this thing more complicated than it should be." Sirica said he would scl a timetable him- self if SI. Clair and Jaworski could not agree on one be- tween themselves. Wilh that statement, Sirica called a 30-minute'recess in the hearing on Jaworski's call for prompt compliance wilh Wednesday's 8-0 S n p r e m c Court order lliat President Nixon produce llie lapes for the scheduled Sept. 9 trial of six former presidential and campaign aides in Ihe Water- gate cover-up case. Sirica noted lhat: his original order, upheld by Hie Supreme Court decision, had allowed 11 days for surrender of the tapes and documents and lhat his order had been upheld "in all respects." St. Clair declined to say spe- cifically how long it would take the While House to re- view the material and make it available lo Sirica. A Her the material is turned over to Sirica, lie will review it lo determine whether il is relevant to the cover-up trial. Material Sirica considers rele- vant to Hie trial will be turned over lo Jaworski. SI. Clair said il was impossi- ble lo say how Jong il would take the While House to re- view, analyze and index the material and turn it over lo Sirica. SI. Clair hart told the Su- preme Court that tile process could lake as Jong as two months, bill lold Sirica he did not think it would lake ihat long. Heat Persistent; High of 102 Seen Although scattered morning showers.and a .shift in Ihe Mind cooled Kriday's low temperature down to 75, the mercury is ex- pected to climb back to 102 Fri- day forecasters at the National Weather Service pre- dicted. Weatherman D. W. lick said Article Charging Nixon Due Judiciary Attention By JOHN BUCKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The vole most members of Ihe llnuse Judiciary Committee regard as Ihe most important they will ever cast faced them today as they iKgan consider- ing arlicels of. impeachment against President NMxon. Chairman Peter W. Kodino Jr., D-N. J., who declared Thursday night he favors im- peachment, advised commit- tee memliers they face "the lerriblc, tremendous burden of trying to reach a decision that will last for all lime." Tiodino, leader of the major- ity Democrats, declared Thursday night in closing the committee's general debate on impeachment: "I find thai Ihe President musl be found want- ing." The (ask of writing an arti- cle charging Nixon wilh ob- struction of justice in connec- tion wilh Hie Watergate cov- er-up will occupy Ihe com.mil- fee today in Ihc third clay of ils nationally televised deliber- ations. On the basis of their pre- viously announced positions it appeared certain a majority of the commillee is prepared lo recommend impeachment if a satisfactory article can be drafted. It lakes only a majority of the Judiciary Committee's 38 members lo recommend im- peachment and a majority of llie House to impeach. It would require a two-thirds vole in Ihe Senate lo find the President guilly and remove him from, office. Rep. Delbert l-atla, fl-Ohio, a committee member opposed lo impeachment, sees a 27-11 vote in favor of a recommen- dation thai the House impeach Nixon and lhat a Senate trial be held to determine whether he should be removed from office. In related developments: President Gerald R. Kord said conviction and im- pcachmenl of Nixon would be "very, very bad" for llie coun- Iry both on domestic anil for- eign fronts. He added, "I can from the bottom of my heart llie President of the United Stales is innocent.... He is right." Prosecutor Leon Jaworski urged U.S. Dislricl Court Judge John J. Sirica to 'order Nixon to surrender with- in two to ten days (he tapes and documents of 64 Water- gate conversations. defense reslcd in Ed Rcincckc's perjury trial after seeking to casl doubt on Ihe accuracy of Ihc transcript of Senate testimony on which the California lieulenant governor was indiclcd. Jtodino plans lo continue the Judiciary Committee meeting inlo [he night, if necessary, to complete Ihe drafting of an article and bring it lo a vole. Other articles charging Nix- on with abuse of power and failure lo comply with com- mittee subpoenas arc to be of- fered, but as soon as one is approved a formal recommen- dation of impeachment will have been made. The certainly lhal the com- mi lice will recommend im- peachment was scaled Thurs- day when every uncommitted member cither came oul for impeachment or expressed such deep concern over Nix- on's conduct of his office that it left little doubt as lo how they would vole. In a long round of speeches in which 29 members unbur- dened themselves on their struggle wilh Ihc evidence, the Constitution and their consci- ences, only eight came down solidly against impeachment. Nixon's hopes of holding the committee Republicans to- gether vanished during llie de- bale when Hep. Caldwell Bul- ler, R-Va., became the first of Ihc uncommitted members lo lake llie side of impeachment. the red line might go even high- er if exDPCtecl clouds, formed by a shallow low-pressure trough in Ihc area, ilo nol ma- Icrialize. Eck confirmed lhat Thurs- day's low of 31 broke on 1886 record of 80. 18SG was the first, year records sverc kept for July. BY FEIDAY morning, the lit- tle Irough had shifted lo the south of Abilene, Eck said, and is expected lo drift through Ihe area in much the same manner as it has for the pasl few (lays. Kck explained Dial Ihc trough of low pressure does not extend above feel, in the atmos- phere, and that above this level, the weather pattern is dominat- ed by a strong high pressure .system known as Die Bermuda liiph. "This is what keeps il Kck said. Nevertheless, Ihc weak (rough accounts for a 20 per cent chance of rain in the forecast, Eck said. Tuscola reported inch of rain Friday morning. High temperatures have been above degrees since Sunday. Summer Brought Rare Experience Friday is the last day of a summer of rare experience for Baylor student Wil- liam G. (Bud) Arnot of Breckenridge, who worked as an intern on the staff of Abilene Dist. Arty. Ed Paynler. Story and picture, Pg. IB. 4-5B Bridge 1 IA Business Mirror...........6A Clesstficd............ 4-11C Comics 7B Ediloriols 4A 6A Hospital Poticnis 3A Obituaries............. I 1C Spoils.............. 1-3.12C To Your Gccd HcallS......6B TV Lorj 5B TV Sccul 5B Womcn'i 2-38 Negotiations With Inmates Said Brighter By JIM BARLOW Associated Press Writer Tex. (AP) A stale prison official said this morning that a marathon con- 1'rontalion wlh seven armtd convicts holding II hostage1; may be drawing toward Rn end. "I don't think It Trill go beyond prison spokes- man Ron Taylor lold reporters al an informal news confer- ence, held before dawn just outside the main entrance. NcgollatioRs by. telephone with the rebel inmates, held intermittently since they seized their captives about I p.m. Wednesday and holed up in tile penitentiary's education building, had been recessed for a second night by agree- ment. Demands of the con- victs have dealt only wi'li guns and other items to help them escape. Taylor said authorities bad no plan for trying to nisli the convicts and liberate the hos- tages, explaining, "The proper course is just to keep these hostages alive." The director of the Texas Department of Corrections, W- .1. Eslelle Jr., had said Wednesday evening that llm "negotiation picture has brightened." While Taylor described life inside llie prison as fairly nor- mal for others, he added that il was necessary Thursday and today to keep the remain- tier of the convicts in Iheir cells and feed them with sack lunches. They were fed in this man- ner, he said, because ;i big second-story mess hal! im- mediately below the third floor library and other rooms where the convicts are holding Iheir captives under threats of killing them. When noises are audible oit the' building's second floor, Taylor said, the ringleader of Ine seven convicts, Fred Gom- ez Carrasco, suspects some move to capture him and tele- phones more threats." "He (Carrasco) thinks peo- ple are breaking just Taylor said. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Mititnil Weottitr Mrvici (Weather Mop. ABILENE AND V1CIHI7V rodius) Portly cloudy little chortle in and o slight ot Ihundersfiowcrs todoy, twilnhl ond Satur- day. Light and variable winds, Higrt and Saturday near LC'.v tonlgnl In lire upper 70s. Probability ot rairi hirougli Saturday 20 per ccnl. High ant (or 2{ liours Eliding T a.m.: and 75. High and lev; some, dote lost vear: 95 Sunrise today: simsel fonigtrt: Sunrise The prison spokesman. had told newsmen earlier lhat ten- sion on both sides seemed TO have relaxed a bit. "We think its a good he said, adding that prison au- ;horities had continued lo time." Five deadlines set by tlm j o n v i'c I s came and went rh.iirs.diry. Taylor said tht only new demand was that the convicts, holed up in the third floor prison library, wajit three M-I carbines instead of Al-16 automatic rifles Bought in their original demands Wednesday. Taylor noted no transporta- tion had been requested by the prisoners but said "we are an- ticipating transportation de- mands." The hostages iiave been al- lowed to telephone Iheir fami- lies. They were reported in good spirits although one al a lime they are made to sit in front of tha glassed-in double door to the'library to prevent any possible sharpsliooling. 2 Principals Named Here During executive session Fri- day morning, the Abilene School Board named one new elementa- ry principal and transferred a current elementary principal to a different school. Elmon Ray Higgs, principal al Bowie Elementary the pasl school year, will become princi- pal of Dyess Elementary, takin? the place of Jerry Don Simmons who was recently appointed per- sonnel director for the district. Samuel Alexander Thomas, Altii Vista Elementary head teacher, was then promoted lo principal of Bowie Elementary to replace Higgs. Both reassignments, recom- mended by Supt. Harold Erin- son, must he approved at a reg- ular meeting of the board before they art official. Brinsbn said both moves were given unanimous approval by the board in executive session Friday following a scheduled budget work session. Higgs, 35, has H years (cach- ing experience, 12 with the Abi- lene Independent School Dis- trict. .Since joining A ISO in 1963, Higgs served as teacher il Crockett Elementary and a help- ing teacher in the Administra- tion Building before becoming principal of Bowie. A veteran of 13 years of teach- ing, Thomas joined the AISD in J961 after spending six years wilh the Port Arthur School Dis- trict. Thomas lias worked as a teacher at Fair Park, Auslin and Alia Vista Elemenlaries. High Priced Oil Expands Deficit By G. DAVID WALUVCK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) Sharply higher prices for im- ported oil tumbled Ihc nation's 1074 trade accounts to their biggest deficit on record for llie first half of a year, the government reported today. The Commerce Department .said imports exceeded exports by billion at a seasonally adjusted annual rate. Exports on Ihe same basis were billion. Imports were bil- lion. The previous worst January lo June on record was last year, when the Iradc accounts registered a billion defi- cit. I'elroleum alone accounted for one-quarter of Ihe money llie nation spenl on imports over llie first half of this year and a billion deficit was run up in the second quarter aflcr Ihe Arab oil embargo was lifted. nation had tallied a million surplus in its trade ac- counts over the first three months of Ihe year when the Arab oil embargo was in cf- fccl. The embargo went off in m id-March. The effective price-, of imported oil shot up by 27 per cent, due primarily lo higher royalties imposed by foreign governments, and lhe volume of imports went up 10 per cent above the previous three months, the report said. Al the same time agricul- tural products, which had been the mainstay of U.S. ts- porl trade from last year llirough March, were hit with a million drop in exports in Ihe last three months. Commerce Secretary Fred- crick R. Dent said in a state- ment lhat without the increase in the imported oil prices the U.S. trade position tor the first half of Ihe year Trould have shown a surplus of al- most (3 billion. A   

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