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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - July 27, 1974, Abilene, Texas ' } .    %    J    WI (* § pf (&’ I J ' I HQgvj ; A.'W :1ml1 ¥/- lf ffi | k lf I ii J .** V f i'Vryw* Wmm mm I FII I -» ws? Wyt Slrilene porter ~JTetns RAIN CHANCE ★ Complete weather, Pg. sa "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES”—Byron WH YEAR, NO. 40 PHONE 673-4271    ABILENE,    TEXAS.    79604.    SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 27, 1974—THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (ZP) Impeachment Backers Win Test Panel Refuses to Abandon Charge President Lied It's been a long day Chairman Peter Rodino, DXJ., listens to the debate on the impeachment question as tile House Judiciary Committee nears conclusion ot general debate during an evening session in Washington Thursday. Actual consideration of articles of impeachment arc expected to be taken up Friday. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON (AP) - Impeachment advocates won their first major vote by a wide margin late Friday night by defeating a Republican attempt to start dismantling the charges against President Nixon. The 27 to ll vote shortly before midnight climaxed a day in which outnumbered supporters of the President argued that proposed impeachment charges were too vague. More test votes are expected Saturday, but the committee seemed certain to recommend — perhaps this weekend — that the House impeach Nixon and put him on trial in the Senate. There, a two-thirds vote to convict would remove him from office. Though committee members were growing weary from their third consecutive late-night, nationally broadcast debate, controlling Democrats let the argument run its course before the quick, onesided roll call vote settled this Convicts Refuse Chance to Go Free By JIM BAKI K Associated Press Writer III NTSVILLE, Tex. (API Texas prison system director J AV. Estelle offered freedom Friday night to seven convicts who held ll hostages inside the state’s main prison unit, but the rebel prisoners refused to go. After a brief and unex plained flurry of gunfire from inside the prison compound. Estelle said he had offered freedom to the convicts and had asked them to surrender, both alternatives denied by convict leader Fred Gomez Carrasco. Estelle said he offered to use newsmen or Carrasco's attorney, Ruben Montcmavor. to Officers Seeking Carrasco's Wife By JOHN LUMPKIN Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO. Tex (AP) Everyone knows Fred Gom-Carrasco is hol<*d up in a •xas prison library. But lere is his influential vs ilt* isu State officials and Carrasco’s attorney, James Gillespie, have been looking tor the prim, quiet 26-yeur-old woman since Wednesday, when Carrasco seized hostages at Hie state prison at Huntsville . -She’s probably the only one that he (Carrasco) will listen to. He’s very Ion a1 to her. He is the most concerned with her and next his parents,’' one officer said. Many people think it is for Rosa that Carrasco is in prison right now. Rosa, described by some as -cold-blooded,” reportedly last saw Carrasco a few days before Wednesday s ordeal began.Inside TodayNation's Trade Accounts Show Record Deficits The nation's trade accounts recorded their biqqest deficit on record for the first half of the year, primarily because of higher prices for imported oil. the government reports. Pg. 7B. U.S. officials are concerned that oil-producinq nations may cut back on production if profits from th*ir vast investments foil to match the rate of global inflation. Pg. 7B. Carrasco pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges of a-sault to murder a police officer. Rosa was with Carrasco a year ago when police surrounded the El Tejas motel in San Antonio. Carrasco was wounded and captured. Rosa was also taken, but in the deal which sent Carrasco to prison for life, she was later released. In 1972, there was another incident. Carrasco and others were arrested in Guadalajara, Mexico in a seizure of an estimated $20 million of heroin and coaine. Rosa was jailed, San Antonio police officer Jack Hutton said, but was released and flown back to San Antonio. Authorities say during the 1972 arrest Carrasco grabbed a piece of glass and stood on a parapet outside an interrogation room. He threatened to cut his throat if Rosa wasn’t freed. Mexican questioners reportedly said, “Go ahead.” Ile didn’t, but Rosa was released. Gillespie said he last heard from the silent mother of three last Wednesday. He said she shuns publicity. Carrasco does not want his wife brought to Huntsville. He told Gillespie by telephone: “Please tell her there is nothing she or you can do. Do you understand?’’ Gillespie doesn’t think she can l>e found anyway. “When she submarined, she really went down. God, I wish she would call.” supervise any surrender, but Carrasco replied. "FII kill him.” according to Ron Taylor. prison information director. Ile did not elaborate further on the surrender offer. Seven gunshots were fired within a 15-minute period from inside the walled fortress before 8 p.m. Taylor said, “We have talked with the hostages by telephone. None ha\e been hurt.” There was no immediate ex-p I a n a t i o n for the gunfire which blew’ out two windows at a nearby prison chapel. Earlier, authorities said one of the hostages. 35-year-old prison schoolteacher Ronald Robinson, had been shot and wounded. ‘Ate have now’ found out, some 30 hours after the matter, a man has been shot. He was shot in the shoulder. He appears to be in good condition,” said Don Kirkpatrick, See CONVICTS, Pg. UA. (al. 4Miss Anson Bonnie Wood, a 17-year-old senior at Anson High School, was chosen over 13 other girls Friday night for the title of Miss Anson. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Vinson, she will go on to compete in the Miss Wheatheart of the Nation pageant on Aug. 24 at Perryton. (Staff photo by Gerald Ewing) first substantive decision. All 21 Democrats were joined by six of the 17 Republicans in refusing to abandon a section of a proposed impeachment article charging Nixon with “making false or misleading statements to lawfully authorized investigative officers and employes of the United States.” John Doar, chief counsel for the impeachment inquiry, expressed the fears of the majority when he was asked what harm could come from rerising each impeachment article to include details of evidence. To do that, he «aid “would cause harm. It will just build and build and feed and fester into more and more delay...” What Doar and the 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 throwing the committee’s schedule even further behind. Committee members found the few precedents sometimes in conflict for this first presidential impeachment proceeding since 1868. Rep. Charles Sandman, R-N.J., offered the motion to knock out the provision and said he was prepared lo mak * similar attacks on each of eight other sections in the proposed article. “You’re asking committee members to buy a pig in a poke.” said Rep. ii aroid Froehlich, R-Wis., in support ing Sandman's contention But John Doar. chief impeachment counsel, argued that to set out all the evidence supporting each allegation “would cause harm: Ii will just build and build and feed and fester into mole and more delay in ultimately getting this case decided one way or the other.” Sandman and Rep. Charles E. Wiggins, R-Calif., led the anti-impeachment bloc that contended the allegations lacked enough detail to permit the President to defend himself. But the backers of the article, apparently holding a bi* partisan majority on the 38-member committee, replied that the Presklent and his counsel were fully fantilar with the charges. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman, D-N.Y., said the opponents of the article were focusing on “a really phony issue.” Sandman, who acknowledged that there were ample votes to send the impeachment article to the House floor, said. “A simple parking ticket has to be specific . . . You say that doesn't apply to the President? Why that is ridiculous.’* Rep. Barbara Jordan. D-Tex., said that contentions such as those by Sandman and Wiggins were "phantom arguments, bottomless arguments.” She said that “if we have not afforded the President of the United States due process ... then there is no clue process to be found anywhere. \s the debate dragged on and grew more bitter, Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J., culled for order and said: “This is serious enough that to indulge in parliamentary maneuvers to delay a decision on this important question onI> serves to tell the people that we are afraid to meet this issue.” Then Rodino called for a show oi hands of the members who wanted to use their allotted five minutes to speak on the motion. J went\ members raised their hands. Wouldn’t it be a damning indictment after all this time arui all this money if we wore unable to state the case with any specificity?” asked Wiggins. I think this* article meets the test." said John Doar chief counsel for I he impeachment inquiry in response to a question from chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J. Tho c o ni in i 11 e e moved Sec DETAILS, Pg. 16\. C ol. I The dredge sank outside the shipping channel, and own tug. There were no Dredge burns A 125-fool dredge burned lur nearly four hours in lollluinil, . Ilc    V...K tJIJlsin„ ii 3a nm’ril?fr< Iii Sft*fS<SSrg’ nla" Fr:la>; be.lore workmen evauatcd safely on their it idiik. Official* said the 5.000 gallons oi Iud might reported injuries. IAP Wirephoto!  cause an oil spill and a boom was on its way for con- GM Profits Show 73 Per Cent Drop DETROIT (AP) — Genera! Motors Corp. said Friday profits during the first six months of 1974 were down 73 per cent from last year. Reported earnings of $426 million were the lowest for the auto giant since 1958, and compared to $1.6 billion in first-half 1973. GM said second-quarter profits of $306 million were down 62 per cent from $797 million last year, a 13-year low. Small cars, which accounted for about 21 per cent of GM’s auto volume in 1973, were running so far this year at 46 per cent of sales, said GM Chairman Richard Gerstenberg. Sales during the January-June period totaled $15.21 billion, down 21 per cent from the record $19.18 billion reported during the tame 1973 period. Second-quarter sales of $8.28 billion were off 14 per cent from last year. Per .share earnings were $1.05 for the April-June span compared to a record $2.78 a year ago. Six months’ per aflare earnings rang in at $1.46. compared to $5.62 during 1973, a record year for GM sales and profits. ll was the third consecutive quarterly earnings decline for the firm, which had earnings of $2.4 billion in 1971, second only to Exxon ('oi p. among the world's businesses and industries. Gerstenberg noted the qu ir-terly performance was an improvement over first-quartn i<“ uits. when GM came in with profits of just $120 m lion, or 41 cents a share, an 35 per lent drop from the pi views year and a 26-year lo : for the period. Ile and GM President Edward ( ole said .^ale of large See PROFITS. Pg. HJA, < 0| 8 Showers Cool Eastland Area; Morton Valley Gets 3 Inches Thundershowers skipped about the Big Country Friday afternoon, dropping some rain in the eastern portion but leaving most of the area hot and dry. Abilene got a few sprinkles late in the afternoon, but then the promising clou ids slid away. The city remianed way below par for the year in precipitation, 7.58 inches for the year vs. 14.11 nor rn. Eastland County welcomed showers that relieved much of the county from 12 .straight days of 100-plus temperatures. The .Morton Valley area north Man, 20, Charged in Death of Three Officers Amusements . . . . Astrograph . .. . Br'^e ...... Ch”rrH News ... Classified ..... Ciwies ...... Editorials ..... Form ........ Markets ....... Obituaries Oil ......... Snorts Today in History TV Loa ...... TV Scout Woman'* News . .... 14A  I AA 15A 12, 13 A . . 6-1’C .. 4, 58  4A 84 6, 7B . .    10A 11A 1-5, 12C 154 15A 154 2, 38 HENRYETTA, Okla. (AP) — A 20-year-old man who had threatened to kill the next no-liceman who stopped him was charged Friday with the slayings of three officers and I he wounding of another. Darrell Lee Andrews was charged with three coun.s el first-degree murder and one of .-Jiooting with intent to kill. He was hospitalized with wounds received from a shotgun blast at the end of the Thursday night episode. Killed were Okmulgee County Deputy Sheriff” Burion Brewer, 52; Dewar City Marshal Thomas Adkins, 44, ani Walter T. Hembree, 60, an auxiliary policeman at Henryetta. Police Chief Richard Larney of Henryetta was wounded and underwent surgery. Okmulgee County Sheritf Harry Liles said Andrews, a resident of Schulter, was ar rested about six months ago on a reckless driving charge after officers chased him for 50 miles. He threatened then to “shoot the next police officer ’ that tried to stop him. Kilos said. “He tried to run over ail of us that night.” Liles said the shooting be* gun about ll p.m. Thursday when Adkins came upon a camper pickup while investigating a prowler call in De war, five miles south of Schulter. Ile was killed by a shotgun blast as he approached. Police Chief Buck Grace of Morris said Andrews fled to the home of his grandfather where Hembree was killed and Larney wounded as they approached the home. Andrews then fled out the back door. Grace said he s .v, Brewer shot to death and he shot Andrew’s. "Don't kill me, don't kill me,” Andrews screamed after he was shot by Grace. Grace said he shot from 50 feet just after he saw Brewer tall in the street. "He lay there screaming. ’Don't k.il me. don't kill me, I give up," the officer recounted. When Andrews was taken into custody, officers said lie had a foreign-made 12-gaugt shotgun, a bandolero hoking extra cartridges was wrapped around his chest, thev said of Eastland reportedly got up to three inches of rainfall. The thundershowers in the county developed atter the mercury climbed to IQI at 2 p.m. in Eastland. The rain plunged temperatures to a cool 68 within 3U minutes. Ranger received an unofficial .75, Olden got .50 and Eastland measured "lo Albany and Breckenridge also received what were described as “good rains.” Other Big Country points recording rainfall included Moran and Knox City, each with hall an inch. and Hawley with .20 inch. National Weather Service forecasters at Abilene Municipal Airport saw only a 20 per cent chance that Abilene would be relieved of its enduring hoi and dry weather Saturday, sA 5 af ;

  • Barbara Jordan
  • Burion Brewer
  • Charles E. Wiggins
  • Charles Sandman
  • Charlie Vinson
  • Darrell Lee Andrews
  • Don Kirkpatrick
  • Elizabeth Holtzman
  • Fred Gomez Carrasco
  • Gerald Ewing
  • Jack Hutton
  • James Gillespie
  • John Doar
  • Peter Rodino
  • Peter W. Rodino Jr.
  • Richard Gerstenberg
  • Richard Larney
  • Ron Taylor
  • Ronald Robinson
  • Ruben Montcmavor
  • Sheritf Harry Liles
  • Thomas Adkins
  • Walter T. Hembree

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: July 27, 1974

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