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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - August 3, 1974, Abilene, Texas Wqt Abilene &eporter~Betos: "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 47 PHONE 673-4271_____ABILENE,    TEXAS.    79604.    SATURDAY    MORNING,    AUGUST    3,    1974—THIRTY-EIGHT PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Resolution Asks Censure of Nixon By JIM ADAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A resolution to censure rather than impeach President Nixon was introduced in the House on Friday. At the same time, a White House spokesman described Nixon “in the role of the underdog” in his struggle to avoid impeachment. The resolution was intended as an alternative to impeachment and would censure the President for “moral insensitivity, negligence and maladministration.” Republican leaders, includ ing House Minority Leader John J. Rhodes, joined a drive to give the House the alternative of voting censure. Several Democrats also supported the alternative measure. While urging that the House be given such an alternative, Rhodes himself took no stand for or against censure. The White House portrayal of Nixon as an underdog was made by deputy press sec retary Gerald L. Warren, who refused to concede that the House would vote for impeachment. “We recognize the situation as it exists in the House . . . WTe face an uphill struggle . .. a political struggle,” Warren said. Speaker Carl Albert said he would leave the question ot' setting up a special procedure to permit a censure vote to appropriate committees but said “I’m certainly not recommending it. “I would not vote to censure the President,” Albert told newsmen. “I would either vote for or against the (impeachment) resolution.” The censure resolution was introduced by Rep. Paul Findley, R-Ill., who said evidence produced by the House Judici ary Committee and courts “clearly established the negli-ence. maladministration and moral insensitivity on the part of the President. “And yet I question whether the evidence establishes convincing proof of wrong Icing on the part of the President personally ai such magnitude as to warrant removal from office,” Findley told the House. Republican leader Rhodes was the first signer of a petition urging that the House be given an opportunity to vote on censure. The petitior, was arcu ated among Republican members by Rep. Delbert L. Latta, R-Ohio, and among Democrat-by Rec. G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery, D-Miss. House Republican Whip Leslie C. Arends of Illinois refused to commit himself, but sa d ’“a lot” of Republicans favored censure. Rep. Edward Mezvmshy, IMow a, called censure “a copout,” and a Republican who did not want to be quoted agreed that “I suppose it’" an out — you t an get the beoi of both worlds.’ Democratic Whip John J. McFall of California said “it's a possible way out” and he agreed House members should have that alternative. “The whole thing is very sad anyway,” McFall said, “And if a man wants the alternative of voting to censure I think he should have it.” A censure vote would require a special procedure because an impeachment vote already is required. A procedure would be needed to assure the House took one action or the other, or neither, and not wind up doing both. McFall was one of two Democratic leaders who see CENSURE, Pf. ltA, Cel. 7 Truck Overturns, Clyde Fireman Dies By JERRY REED Reporter-News Staff Writer CLYDE — One Clyde volunteer fireman died and another was injured about 2:30 p.m. Friday when their fire truck overturned on a long S curve on their way to a grass fire south of Clyde. Charles Wayne Rose, 42, of Rt. 3, Clyde, was pronounced dead at the scene by Clyde Justice of the Peace Lee Saved. He was a Dyess Air Force Base fireman who also was a member of the Clyde Volunteer Fire Department. The driver of the fire vehicle, William Hubble, 27, of Route I, Clyde, was treated by a private physician. He suffered rib and neck injuries, Clyde Fire Chief Don Haley said. THE TWO firemen were iii a second Clyde fire truck called to fight a grass fire about three miles south of Denton Valley in south Callahan County. The accident occurred on an S curve on State Highway 604 about three miles south of Clyde. The truck came to rest upright on the right shoulder near the top of the curve after turning over completely at least once. Small chunks of asphalt were dug out of the roadway by the truck during the turnover. The cab was bent to the right and the windshield was completely pushed out. The vehicle was towed away, but Haley expects it to operate again after repair. Skid marks indicated the truck first swerved to the tell at the start of the s curve. Pentagon to Hire Retired Service MDs Bv FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — lo ease a critical shortage of military doctors, the Pentagon said Friday it will hire retired military physicians and pay them full civilian salaries while they continue to draw their service pensions. Officials acknow lodged the adion is unprecedented, but said it is essential to close a gap of about I.SOO military doctors. They linked the shortage to the end of the doctor draft last year. The Pentagon recently reported to Congress that the military doctor shortage has caused cutbacks in medical care, particularly for families of servicemen, and predicted the problem will become increasingly severe in the next two years. Iii hopes of luring retired military doctors, the Pentagon said it had received approval from the Civil Service Commission to waive the dual compensation att where they are concerned. This act requires that retired regular military officer^ must forfeit nearly half of their retired pay when they go to work for the federal government in a civilian capacity. veered off on the right shoulder, crossed sharply back to the left shoulder, and then overturned on the roadway during an attempt to steer it back to the right. The vehicle came to a stop upright on the right shoulder. A left rear tire on the truck was blown, but Haley said he was riot sure that was tile cause of the accident. Haley aud Thomas Miller were in the lead truck called to the grass fire. The second truck was less than a minute behind, they said, but they did not learn of the accident until they were returning from the fire. Haley said he had been trying to radio the second truck to find out where it was. It was tile second fatal accident involving Clyde firemen this >ear. On Feb. ll, an equifMiient truck exploded, fatally injuring four volunteer firemen called to put out the burning vehicle. Rose s body was taken to Frank Bailey Funeral Home by an ambulance from the funeral home. Two registered nurses took Hubble to a doctor’s office for treatment. Highway patrolman Vernon Martin investigated the accident. Services for Rose are pending at Frank Bailey Funeral Home in Clyde. Mr. Rose was born Feb. 19, 19:12 in Fort Worth, and married Dorothy Marsh Jan. 13. 1962 in Fort Worth. Ile was retired from the Air Force and held his fireman's position at Dyess AFB under civil service. Survivors include his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Steve Burnett of Comanche and Brenda of tire home. Lectures 'au naturel* Spec. 4 Antero Delgado, left, and Sgt. T homas E. Norwood of Rochester listen to class instruction in the use of hand tools. Dalgado of Stamford and Norwood are members of the Stamford Detachment of Company E, currently at National Guard summer camp at Fort Hood. The soldiers are learning new skills during the two-week camp, which ends in a week. Related photo, Pg. 3A. (Staff Photo by John Best) Inside Today Illegal Payment Charged An advertising executive has signed a sworn statement saying Sen. Hubert Humphrey's campaian manager arranged for an illegal $12,000 corporate political payment in ,1970. Pg. 16A. Amusements Astro-grapH Bridge . . .... ____ 12A Church Newt 14,ISA Classified B-l JC Carnies 0-7C Editorials ..... 4A Form Markets . 4 7» Obituaries . ... 7A Oil......... ..... BA Sports...... .. . LSC Today in History . 13A TV Log ISA TV Scout...... 12A Woman News 2,3B Carrasco Frees I Hostage HUNTSVILLE, Tex. (AP) -Convict Fred Gomez Carrasco Friday night released one of his 13 hostages, a woman, to explain personally his proposals to prison officials. The hostage was identified as Ms. Linda Woodman, 44. Prison officials said the release was negotiated early in the evening and Ms. Woodman walked out of the library at 6:15 p.m., CDT. The library of the Walls unit of the state penitentiary is the site where Carrasco and two confederates have held the ten civilians and three inmates as hostages for nine days while trying to negotiate their freedom with prison officials. “Ms. Woodman is in goot spirits. She is in good health,' Ron Taylor, director of infoi mation of the Texas Depart ment of Corrections, toll newsmen id 9:30 p.m. By tho Mrs. Woodman had been ou of the libran for more thar three hours apparently talking to pnson officials. “Ms. Woodman was released to convey the personal explanation of Mrs. Carrasco s proposal,” Taylor said. Tie did not specify what the latest Carrasco proposal was. Taylor said also that A Is. Woodman had reported that all ti'? hostages “were very up, well, including Mr. Robinson, who erroneously was thought to have been shot '• He was referring to Ronald W Robinson. 35, a teacher. Carrasco, 34, a former under-world narcotics boss serving a life term, had earlier demanded an armored truck and clearance to skip prison with four hostages. Young Cowpokes Find 'Buried' News T reosure J. T. and the boys Showing cigar-smoking Fann Editor J. !. Smith    Adams. They    are the soils    of    T.Sgt.    and    Mrs.    James a nickel cigar ad in a 40-year-old copy of The    Adams and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Crawford    of    Abilene (Staff Reporter-News are, clockwise from left, Butch    Photo by Bill    Herridge) Adams, Lucky and Sparky Crawford and Joe Bv JIM CONLEY Keporier-News Staff Writer When Lucky and Sparky and Butch and Joe have nothing better to do during the summer they go up in the attic and dig up old newspaper out of “four inches of sand.” At least that’s what the boys told us reporters when they visited tis Friday afternoon up in our second floor office. THE TWO PAIRS of brothers had a couple of newspapers from the late 1920s with them and said they thought we'd be interested in them. And we were, of course, particularly since the fellows had walked all the w'ay from Mulberry Street with their crusty treasures. They didn t know why we were laughing at the papers, thougii. with their advertisements for new Fords for $450, used cars at $25, shoes for $8 and nickel cigars. While some of us read the papers, Sparky arid Lucky, a pail- of budding cowboys in their hats, boots and western shirts, struck up a conversation with Farm Editor J. T. Smith. After trying on J. TVs straw hat. Lucky took off his smaller but ju»t as distinctive hat, and told J. T., “You can call me Bob.” That seemed to warm things up and when J. T. asked Lucky whether he liked girls, he confided*. “I even like math better than girls.” HIS BROTHER Sparky confessed lo liking rodeos, though he said, “I rode a horse once until it ran over me.” Asked what they were doing to keep busy this summer. Buteh, the oldest of the quartet at age ll, spoke up. “Mostly going to the church recreation center, hunting rocks and going up in the attic lo look for stuff like these old newspapers.” T he newspapers themselves were crumbling but you could read such names as baseball greats Carl Hubbel and Rogers Hornsby, President Hoover and the dirigible Graf Zeppelin. As the bins were leaving, having been advised to “hang onto those old papers,” I asked Butch if he’d ever heard of Herbert Hoover. “Sure,” he said, “he’s some old, king of.. .a.. .no, I don’t know.” He didn’t look interested enough to want to find out about “ancient history V’ so I let him catch up with his friends on the elevator. After all, the boys had to get back to the attic, where there’s four inches of sand covering loads of neat old things waiting to be dug up bv young explorers. “Some of that stuff is FIFTY YEARS OLD,” sighed one of the boys, pondering an era too far back for them even to imagine. Associated Pratt Of) ELVIS NOW ELVIS THEN WOW!!! Elvis Coming Oct. 9 By JIM CONLEY Reporter-New* Staff Writer Emf Presley, the unchal- enged King of Rock ’n Roll. if coming to Abilene’s Taylor County Coliseum on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Joe Cooley, manager of Hie Coliseum, made the announcement Friday evening on Hie word of Col. Tom Parker, longtune manager of the singer. ELVIS will give one performance at 8:30 p m. on the mid-week date, said Cooley in announcing that orders for the C.536 tickets will be taken starting Monday at IO a m. at prices of $5, $7.50 and $10. Cooley, who said he has been working hard for three vear to bring Elvis to Abilene, said Friday that all seats will be reserved. Here is how to order: — Beginning at IO a.m. Monday the Coliseum will accept mail orders and over-the-counter orders at the seat door of the building. — All orders must be accompanied by cash, money order or cashier’s check — absolutely no personal checks. Also, a 50-cents handling charge per order — not per ticket — is required, plus a self-addressed stamped envelope in order to receive tickets if they are not to be picked up at the Colseum. — All mail orders should be addressed to : Elvis, Box 5527, Abilene, Tex. 79605. “People can say whether or not they want to be on the arena floor seats or in the balcony and if they have a preference they can state it.” said Cooley. “We can’t promise anything but if we can’t deliver what they want we ll give them the next best thing.” Of the 8,536 seats, only 588 will be of the $5 kind. Those seats are four arena floor sec -tions farthest from the stage. ANOTHER 1,240 seats will be $7.50 They are the seals comprising tiuee sections in the middle of the horseshoe — the north end balcony of the coliseum, plus three of the farther back arena floor sections. All others will be $10. Cooley emphasized that the sound system will be hung from the ceiling and not block view of the stage, which will be back toward the rear wall or south end of the Coliseum. “Each day the mail order requests and persons who come to the Coliseum to order tickets will be given the same treatment,” promised Cooley. See ELVIS, Pg. HA, Col. 3 ;

  • Antero Delgado
  • Bob Crawford
  • Carl Albert
  • Carl Hubbel
  • Charles Wayne Rose
  • Delbert L. Latta
  • Don Haley
  • Dorothy Marsh
  • E. Norwood
  • Edward Mezvmshy
  • Fred Gomez Carrasco
  • Fred S. Hoffman
  • Gerald L. Warren
  • Herbert Hoover
  • Hubert Humphrey
  • J. T. Smith
  • Jerry Reed
  • Jim Conley
  • Joe Cooley
  • John J. Mcfall
  • John J. Rhodes
  • Leslie C. Arends
  • Linda Woodman
  • Paul Findley
  • Rogers Hornsby
  • Ron Taylor
  • Ronald W Robinson
  • Sparky Crawford
  • Steve Burnett
  • Thomas Miller
  • Tom Parker
  • Vernon Martin
  • William Hubble

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: August 3, 1974

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