Abilene Reporter News, July 27, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

July 27, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 27, 1974, Abilene, Texas r '-j? p M', WITH FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Associated Press Iff) Impeachment Backers Win Test rt____ i A _ It's been a long day Chairman Pcfcr Kotlino. D-N.J., listens lo (lie debate on the impeachment question, as the House Judiciary Committee nears conclusion of general debate'during an evening session in Washington Thursday. -Actual con-sideralion of articles of impeachment are'expected to lie taken up Friday. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON (AP) Im- peachment advocates won their first major'rate by a wide margin late Friday night by defeating a Republican at- tempt to start dismantling the charges against President Nix- on. The 27 to 11: shortly before midnight climaxed a day in which outnumbered supporters of the President argued that 'proposed im- peachment charges were too vague. More lest voles are expected Saturday, but (he committee seemed certain to recommend perhaps Ibis weekend that the House impeach Nixon and_put him on trial in iiio Senate. There, a two-thirds vote to' convict would remove him from office. Though committee members were growing weary from Ilieir third conseculive bis- night, nationally broadcast de- bale, conli-olling Democrats let the argument run iis course before the quick, one- sided roll call vole settled this Panel Refuses to Abandon Charge President Lied Convicts Refuse Chance to Go Free By JIM 1UKEK Associalcd Press Writer IIUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) Texas prison system director .I.W. -Eslelle offered freedom Friday-night to seven convicts who held-11 hostages insiile the state's main prison unit, bul Ihc rebel prisoners refused lo go. After a brief and unex- plained flurry of gunfire from inside the prison compound, lislelle said he had offered freedom to (he convicts" and had asked them to surrender, bolh alternatives denied by convict leader Fred Gomez Carrasco. Ksielle said be offered to use newsmen or Carrasco's al- lorney, Ruben Montcmayor, to Officers Seeking Carrasco's Wife I5v JOHN 1.UMPKIX Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) Everyone knows Fred Gom- ez Carrasco is holed up in a Texas prison library. But where is his influential wife, floja? State officials and Carras- co's attorney, James Gillespie, have been looking for the prim, quiet 26-year-old woman since Wednesday, when Car- rasco seized hostages at the stale prison at Hunlsrillc "She's probably the only one (hat he (Carrasco) will listen to. He's very loyal to her. lie is the most concerned with her and next his one officer said. Many people think it is (or liosa that Carrasco is in pris- on right now. liosa, described by some as reportedly last saw Carrasco a few days before Wednesday's ordeal began. Inside Today Nation's Trade Accounts Show Record Deficits The nation's trade accounts recorded their biggest de- ficit on record (or the first half of the year, pri- marily because of higher prices for imported oil, the government reports. Pg. 7B. U.S. officials are concerned that oil-producing na- tions rnay cut bock on production if profits from their vast investments foil to motch the rote of global inflation. Pg. 7B. Carrasco pleaded guilly ear- lier this yc.ir to charges of assault to murder a police of- ficer. Rosa was Carrasco a year ago when police sur- rounded (he El Tcjas motel in San Antonio. Carrasco was wounded and captured. Rosa was also taken, but in tlie deal which sent Carrasco to prison for life, she was later re- leased. In 1972, there was anolher incident. Carrasco and others were arrested in Guadalajara, Mexico in a seizure of an esti- mated million of heroin and coaine. Rosa was jailed, San Antonio police officer Jack Hutton said, but was re- leased and flown back lo San Antonio. Authorities say during the 1372 arrest Carrasco grabbed a piece of gloss and stood on a parapet outside an interroga- tion room. He threatened to cut his throat if Rosa wasn't freed. Mexican questioners report- edly said, "Go ahead." lie didn't, but Rosa was released. Giilcspie said he last heard from Ihe silent molher of three last Wednesday. He said she shuns publicity. Carrasco does nol want his wife brought to Huntsville. He told Giilcspie by telephone: "Please tell her (here is noth- ing she or you can do. Do you Gillespie doesn't think she can be found anyway. "When she submarined, she really went down. God, I wish she would call." supervise any surrender, bul Carrasco replied, "I'll- kill according to Ron Tay- lor, prison, information-direc- tor. He did not elaborate further' on (lie surrender Seven gunshots Vcrc.: fired M-ilhin a la-minute 'period from inside thtwalled fortress before J p.m. Taylor .said, "We have talked wilh the hos- lages by (otophone. None have been hurl." There was no immediate ex- planation for the gunfire which blew out Wo windows al a nearby prison chapel. Earlier, authorities said one of the hostages, 35-year-old prison schoolteacher Ronald Ifobinson, bad been'shot and wounded. "We have now found out, some 30 hours the mai- ler, a man has been shot. He was shot in the shoulder. He appears to he in good condi- said Don Kirkpatrick, See CONVICTS, pg. ISA. Miss Anson Bonnie Wood, a 17-year-old senior at Anson High School, was chosen ever 13 olher girls Friday night for the tiile of .Miss Anson. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Vinson, she will go on lo compele in the Miss Whealheart of the Nation pageant on Aug. 24 at Perry- Ion, (Staff photo by Gerald Ewing) first substantive decision. All 21 Democrats were joined by six of the 17 Repub- licans in refusing to abandon a section of a proposed im- peachment article charging Nixon with "making false or misleading statements to law- fully authorized investigative officers and employes of the United States." John Doar, chief counsel for the impeachment inquiry, ex- pressed the fears of the ma- jority when he was asked what harm could come from revising each impeachment article to include details of ev- idence. To do he-said "would cause harm. It will just build and build and feed and fesler into more and more delay..." What Doar and til e majority appeared determined to avoid was giving the anli-impeach- ment bloc a mass of factual statements each of which could be' questioned closely thereby Ihrowing the commit- tee's schedule even further be- hind. Committee members found the few precedents sometimes in conflict for this first presi- dential impeachment proceed- ing since 1868. Rep. Charles Sandman, R-N.J., offered the motion lo knock out the provision and said he was prepared to mak-i similar attacks on each of eight olher sections in Ihe pro- posed article. "You're asking committee members to buy a pig in a said Rep. Harold .Froehlicli. K-Wis., in .support mg Sandman's contcnlioii. But John Doar, chief im- peachment counsel, argued lhat to set out all Ihc evidence supporting each allegation would cause harm.' II will just build and bnild and feed and fester into more and more delay in ultimately getting Ihis case decided one or the Sandman and Hep. diaries K. Wiggins, R-Calif., led the anti-impeachmenl bloc that contended the allegations lacked enough detail lo permit Ihe President to defend him- self. But the backers of Ihe arti- cle, apparently holding a lii- p artisan majority on Ihe 38-membcr committee, replied lhat the President and his counsel were 'fully familar wilh the charges. Rep. Klizabclh Ifollzman, D-N.Y., said the opponents of Ihe article were focusing on "a really phony K a n d ni a n, who acknowl- edged lhat there were ample voles to send Ihe impeach- ment article to the House floor, said, "A simple park- in" licket has to he spe- cific You say that doesn't apply lo the President? Why (hat is ridiculous." Rep. Barbara Jordan. D- Te.v., -said (hat contentions such as Ihose by Sandman and Wiggins were "phantom argu- ments, b e 11 o m 1 e s s argu- ments." She said lhat "if we have nol afforded the Presi- dent of the United States due process... then there is no due process to be found anywhere. As the debate drugged mi ami gi-eiv more hitler, Chair- man Peter IV. Hodino Jr., .N'.J., called for order and said: "This is serious enough that to indulge in parliamentary maneuvers la delay a decision this important question only serves to tell (lie people that we are afraid lo meet this issue." Then Hodino called for ;i show of hands of the members who wanted to use their allot- ted five Winnies lo speak on Ihe motion. Twenty members raised Ihcir hands. "Wouldn't it be u indictment after all (fe (ilnp and all lliis money if wc were lo state Ihe case with any asked wig. "I ihink this article meets uncf counsel for the impeach- "icnl inquiry id resjwnse tci a from chairman Pelcr liodino Jj-., D-N.J. The co mm it lee moved .See PET AILS Pg. 16A, Col. 1 Dredge burns GM Profits Show 737eTCent Drop DETROIT (AP) General ihm, lasi war DETROIT (AP) General Motors Corp. said Friday prof- its during the first six months of 1S74 were down 73 per cent from last year. Reported earn- ings of million were the lowest for the auto giant since 1958, and compared lo bil- lion in first-half 1973. (Ill said second-quarter profils of million were down 62 per cent from million last year, a 13-year low. Small cars, which accounted for about 21 per cent of GM's auto volume in 1973, were run- ning so far this year al 46 per cent of sales, said G.M Chair- man Richard Crerstenberg. Sales during ihc January- June period totaled bil- lion, down 21 per cent from the record billion re- ported during the same 1973 period. Second-quarter sales of JS.28 billion were off 14 per cent from last year. Per share earnings' were for Ihc April-June span compared to a record 78 a year ago. Six months' per share earn- ings rang in at com- pared to during 1973 a record year for GM sales and profits. H was the third consecutive quarterly earning.? decline for the firm, which had earnings of billion in 1973, second only to Exxon Corp. the world's businesses and in- dustries. Gerslenbcrg noled Hie quar- terly performance was an im- provemcnt over first-quarter results, GM fame in with profits of just SI20 mil- lion, nr 41 cents a ;in 33 per cent drop from Ihe pre- vious year and a 26-year for the period. and GM President Kd- warrt Cole said sales of large SCO PKORTS. Pg. I6A, Col. S Showers Cool Eastlond Area; Morton Volley Gets 3 Inches Man, 20, Charged in Death Thundershowers skipped aboul (he Big Couniry Friday afternoon, dropping some rain m the eastern portion bul leaving most of the area hot and dry. Abilene got a sprinkles !atc in the afternoon, bul Ihen the promising clotiids slid away. The city remianed way below par for Ihe year in pre- cipitation, 7.58 inches for the year vs. 14.11 norm. Easlland County welcomed shower.s thai relieved much of Ihe county from 12 straight nays of 100-plus temperatures. The Morton Valley area north 14A ISA Br-.t- News 12, Cfcusiffti Cimics 4, 38 tutorials 4A 8A Market! 4, 7B Ofiifuartts 10A Oil 11A Swm }.J, nc Tojur in History (5 A TV lo, ISA TV ISA 2, 3E HENRYETTA, Cftla. (AP) A 20-year-old man who had threatened to kill the next fw- liceman who stopped him was charged Friday the slay- ings of three officers and liie wounding of another. Darrell Lee Andrews was charged wilh three conn s nf first-degree murder and cro of .shooting with intent (o kill. Ho was hospitalized wilh wounds received from a shotgun Mast at the end of Ihc Thursday night episode. Killed were Okmulgee Coun- ty Deputy Sheriff Burton Brewer, 52; Dewar City Mar- shal Thomas Adkins, 41, an1 Walter T. Hemhree, 60, an auxiliary policeman at ilcn- ryelta. Police Chief Richard Lamey of llcnrj elia was wounded and underwent surgery. Okmulgee Counly Sheriff Harry Liles said Andrews a resident of Schulter, was ar- rested about six months ago on reckless driving after officers chased him for 50 miles. He threatened then 10 "shoot the next police officer that tried tu stop him, Lilos said. "He tried to run over al! of us that night." Liles said the spooling be- gan about 11 p.m. Thursday- when Adkins came upon a camper pickup while inves'.i- galmg a prowler-call in De- war, five milts south of Schul- ter. )le was killed by a shot- gun blast as he approached Police Chief Buck Grace of Morris said Andrews fled the home of his grandfather where llcmbree was killed and Larney wounded as they approached the home. Andrews then lied on! back door. Grace said he saw Brewer shot to death and he shot Andrew's. "Don't kill nic, don't kill Andrews screamed aifer he was shot by Grace. Grace said 'he shot from 50 feet jusl aflcr he saw Brewer tall in the street. "He lay there screaming. 'Don't me, don't kill me. I give Ihc officer recounted. When Andrews was taken inio custody, officers said he had a foreign-made shotgun. A bandolero hol'hij, extra cartridges was wrapped a round his chest, ihevsaid. nf Eastlaml reportedly gut up to Ihree inches of rainfall. The Ihundcrshovvers in Ihe county developed after Ihe mercury climbed lo 10! al 2 P.m. in Kastlancl. The rain plunged temperature.-; lo a cool 6S within 30 minutes. Hanger received an unoffi- cial .75, Olden and' Eastland measured Albany and also received what were de- scribed as -good Other Big Country points vc- cording rainfall included Mor- an and Knox City, each with half ar, inch, and wish :id inch. National Service forecasters at Abilene Munici- pal Airport saw only a 20 per font chance that Abilene would be relieved of its endur- ing hot and dry weather Satur- day. ;