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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORlip; EXACTLY AS IT J4TH YEAR, 'NO. 50 .PHONE 6734271. ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY AUGUST ..6, 24 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Prico 15 Cents Associated Drouth-Cooler Catclaw Creek at Portland and Russell Streets was on the rise Monday afternoon as rains drench- ed much of the Big Country. Catclaw was back down Thursday morning as lighter rains continu- ed, hut Elm Creek was very high as it.carried great quantities of. needed water from the south to Lake Fort Phantom Hill. (Staff, Photo by Don Blakley) Weatherman Predicts More Cool Rainy Skys 'Priest Athenians and Big Country residents arelbeginning to say the rainy 'weather is top good to, be: true they may keep saying that; through Tuesday, -night, -according- to (he 'National Weather Service. i's; that .the cool and rainy weather is scheduled lo.conlinue, possibly noon Wednesday, weather" forecaster Charles Miller, said. "The front that moved throughihere of days ago isVnow oiit-in the Miller said.- "The cold air be- hind it brought .sonic overrid- ing moisture that is triggering- the and thunder-' storm's..1.1.': He.said'the'rain periods are I "stop-and-starl" sort of the moisture .mov- ing east, stopping occasionally to -drop'rainfall.' Miller said will continue moving east today and clearing to begin -Wednesday. Meanwhile, the .probability of precipitation for Tuesday is 40 percent, 30 per cent Tues- day night. No flooding has yet been re- ported. The -heaviest rains of the past two days have been re- ported south and east of Abi- lene. An unconfirmed inch- es or more fell at Buffalo Gap and View, four miles away. Moving westward, rancher- Tarn 'Stewman said late Mon- day .thaUthe, rains.more .than Potomac Becomes Nixon's Refuge WASHINGTON (A P) President Nixon and his fami- ly went for a cruise on the Potomac River about an hour after Nixon made his latest Watergate disclosure. Deputy Press Secretary Ger- ald L. Wan-en said the Presi- dent, the First Lady, daugh- ters Tricia Cox and Julie Ei- senhower and son-in-law Dav- id .Eisenhower boarded the yacht Sequoia at. around p.m. EDT, about an hour ear- lier than dinner cruises usual- ly begin. .Nixon had earlier disclosed that days after the June 17, 1972, Watergate break-in he had discussed ways of limiting public exposure of the involve- ment in the break-in of per- sons connected with his re- election campaign. WHERE IT RAINED settled the dust in the parched cattle country around Mary- ncai. An unofficial inches drenched the Nolan' :Counly community beginning about Stewman said. Those totals-were matched by northwtst of Abilene' witfi ing six inches.and Roby pull- ing a six to seven-inch rain. The lightest rainfall: areas have been to the-north of Abi- lene in Stamford, Knox City and other communities. So far as local residents are concerned, the rains have been a bonus-on lop of a week-long period' of goijd wet ..weather. Rains pushed" all three local levels up, Water; Superintend- ent Bill.Weems'said-late Mon- a 2.5: foot rise at Lake Abilene and a one foot rise in. Lake Kirby! Lake Fort Phantom received .1 foot more water. Soviets Launch Another Cosmos MOSCOW- Sovi- et Union today launched Cos- mos 670, the latest in the..top-, see'rel series of unmanned space probes. Tass said Cosmos 670 was circling tlie earth every 89.14 minutes with a high point of 192 miles and a low point of miles. 'Nol'airfhe-lb-'day holdout'was grim for. the hostages, at the state prisori.'-They had a-willy priest'among them. V Father Joseph' O'Bnen.'who was wounded 'the -hpld- out ended, said "Monday from that. 2-Day Tues. Total ABILENE Municipal-Airport .07 1.46 Total for Year 10.57 Normal'for Year 2W1 Butternut 1.80 1.80 3936 State .10 1.30 1026 Cedar 1.60 DyessAFB .01 2.49 BA1RD 1.75 2.15 BALL1NGER .15 .81 BRECKENRIDGE 1.13 1.13 CLYDE .60 2.00 COLORADO CITY EASTLAND IIAMLIN HASKELL HAWLEY KNOX CITY LAWN MEHKEL RANGER P.OTAN RULE SNYDER SWEETWATER WINTERS .09 .45 1.14 2.22 .96 1.54 TR .50 .23 2.45 TR .30 .04 3.76 X3.60 4.00 .50 1.00 .10 3.70 .30 .80 1.90 1.90 .90 -1.40 .25 3.00 WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional WrathtT Service Map. Pg. ZA) ABILENE AND VICINITY (lO-mlle radius) Mostly cloudy wllh a chance of showers and thurxierihowers and lonhht. Partly dcydy Wednesday and continued mild. Soulhtrly 5- 10 mob. High foday low 80s, [crw tonight rrHd-Ws, high Wednesday upper 805. Probability of prcclpllallon 40 per cent tcxJav and 30 per cent tonight. High and Tew for 14 hours ending 9 a.m.: 73 and 47. High and same dale last yeor: 94 and 69. Sunrise locfay surtsel Tonight: Sunrise tomorrow: once asked" what he wanted! forsuppeiv O'Brien said "barbecued ribs." The priest -was sitting -over one of, Carrasco's nome-maile bombs at the; time: However, the-Hbuston police Department .says the. "bombs which, Carrasco ysed to threat- en ;his hostages ?-wereV 'hoax devices." .The <fake'-- bimtjs to' control the." Jwstages.vsaid police' bomb specialists'! Huhtsvillt 'Stories, NEWSINllX Amusements I -8C .BrkJae I 28 Business 28 Business :Notes M -4-8C Comics'. V. 9A Editorials-: ..MA Horoscope 4B "Obituaries'.'. Hospitd; Po'tfenis 2A .SPMIS To Your Good Health 4R TV Loa Women's News 3B Presidential Events, President Summons Cabinet Into Session Bq GAYLORD SHAW WASHINGTON (AP) Fac- ing'a new fire slorm in Con- gress, President Nixon sum- moned his Cabinet for an ur- gent session today following his admission he tried two years ago to thwart a crucial phase of the FBI's Watergate investigation. A White House spokesman, in announcing the late morn- ing session, said "all items" would be discussed. This pre- sumably would include grow- ing demands thai Nixon resign' from the nation's highest of- fice. Coupled with his admission that; he withheld information from, Congress, the public and his own lawyer, Nixon's dis- closure on Monday about his role in trying to sidetrack the FBI probe dealt a devastating blow1 to his already, dimmed hopes of avoiding impeach- ment. Some of Nixon's slaunchest defenders, in Congress called for his resignation or im- peachment. Vice President Gerald R. Ford said he was suspending his public defense of Nixon. Fresh rumors ot an imminent presidential resigna- tion swept a capital already awash in such unconfirmed re- ports, but aides said Nixon planned "to fight on." A tidal wave of reaction fol- lowed Nixon's release on day of a statement and new tape transcripts disclosing that he: orders within a week after the Watergate break-in that the Central Intelligence Agency be used to blunt an FBI investigation that threat- ened to expose the fact his campaign aides channeled money to the burglars. told six days after the break-in that his campaign director and former attorney general, John N. Mitchell, may have had some prior knowledge of the wiretapping plans. evidence from his closest advisers and law- yers as well as the House Ju- diciary Committee, arid made erroneous statements to the American public. "This was a serious act of omission for which I take full responsibility and which ,1 deeply Nixon said in the written statement. Acknowledging that his im- peachment by the House is "virtually a foregone conclu- -Nixon said he would give the Senate for a trial the transcripts of 64 White House tape recordings he is turning over to- U.S.. District Judge .lohn J. Sirica under, a Su- preme Court order. The harsh reaction of even of some of his closest allies eclipsed the furor that fol- lowed his firing lasst October of special prosecutor Archi- bald Cox incident that triggered what aides later called a firestorm of protest. But h'is promise to yield more tapes did little to soften the harsh reaction of some of his closest allies.: Sandman Cables Nixon to By EDMQND LeBRETON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Rep! Charles W. Sandman Jr., who -vociferously de- fended President Nixon during the House .judiciary Commit- tee inquiry, said has called on to .and ment if .the President does not do so. Among the 10 Republican members of the committee who! had opposed all proposed a r.t'i c 1 e s of; impeachment, Sandican ,was the fifth to change .his because of Nixon's disclosure that .he withheld -evidence from the cbiilmitlee.'. Four 'Others said they .were reassessing .their position and the lOtti could hqt'be reached for comment. One of those reassessing his position; of said in an interview this morning: "'I've -always felt that in order to.impeach a president you had -to have -direct: evidence and. here -the President was furnishing the direct evidence himself." Latla, asked if his vole had switched, said: "Well, ;we ha- ven't: cast that vole, but cer- tainly you can't. defend. that one particular charge. I think the only remaining question is whether- or not that standing in and of itself would be an impcachable offense." Latta- appeared on the CBS Morning News. Meanwhile, committee members who voted for im- peachment said Nixon's action confirms their views. One of them, Rep. M. Caldwell But- ler, H-Va., said Nixon's slate- ment "makes nie a little more comfortable with my vote." E 1 s e w h e'r e in Congress, many members said the Presi- dent's statement increased the odds for Nixon's impeachment and removal from office. "He's said Hep. Joel T. Bioyhill, R-Va'., of Nixon. "This is the said Rep. Harold V: Froehlich, R-Wis. !A kernel of .support re-' mained among the southern Democrats who have long sid- ed with E. said.the dis- closure of not be enough .to force him to vole for impeachment. "I've got to judge him over- all, by what he's accom- Passman, said. "To. err: is human, to forgive is divine." Hep. G. y. Mont- gomery-; D-Miss., who has been trying, to rally support for 'Nixon among Democrats, said "I'don't-feel very good, and it's my ..birthday." He said-he was "not ready throw.-rocks at the presiden- cy until I can read the. tran- scripts. Then I will announce my decision." Rep. Joe D. D-La., said he wanted to wait until the dust settled before committing himself. But he added, "the only thing I've got to say it hurts." That was a typical reaction among Republicans who have been uncommitted or leaning against impeachment. "The thing that bothers me most is that he deceived his fellow man. That's what said Hep. C-arleton J. King, R-N.Y., Rep. Barber B. Cohable, Jr., R-N.Y., an influential leader among conservative Republi- cans, said he was prepared to vote for impeachment on the basis of Nixon's own an- nouncement. "I don't believe in leaders who Conablesaid. Rep. Thomas P. O'Neill, D-.Mass., the Democratic lead- er, said the disclosure made impeachment inevitable, with only (he size of the majority vote in question. "A fidal wave is about to strike the House as far as im- peachment he said. "You wonder, if he'll have a handful to support him." Speaker .Carl Albert, asked about "Nixon's' statement that impeachment by the House is a foregone conclusion, said, be it .me to argue Slock Market NEW YORK The stock market surged dramati- cally ahead today, .rallying around what brokers, de- scribed as hopes for an early resolution of the impeachment issue.1 The Dow Jones average of ,30 industrials jumped 22.09 points to. 782.46 in the first hour of trading. Though no official records were available, veteran Wall Street observers said the Dow's 25.82-point gain in the first .30 minutes of the session was the biggest advance ever recorded by the widely' watched market indicator in 'the first half hour of a session. Brokers agreed a series of developments in Washington in the last 24 hours had prov- ided the catalyst for the heavy buying. They pointed to: call for President Nix- on's resignation Monday by Sen. Robert P. Griffin of Michigan, second-ranking Re- publican in the Senate. Nixon's subsequent an- nouncement after the market close that lie was releasing transcripts of three conversa- tions svhieh he said "may fur- ther damage my case." in various news- papers today that Nixon's sup- port on the impeachment issue in Congress was waning. Use of Gravel in Road Repairs Clarified Sailor With Cancer IT EUJE RUCKEB Q. It's simple eiwgh to understand wliy the city poirs the gravel on the streets wilk (he Iwt weather and all (ES llfh but olier cities te Vest Texxs da the same without cawshtg the driving sltutlu to be kazardcn. tt tke rocks are so large they cap mttt than minimal damage to a wtadsUcU. Awl cars go slipping an over the road when they try to make a tin or start rolling again liter a stop. Wiat's the dtal? A. Texas Highway Department is seal- coating ES llth, not the city. And Bob Lindley, assistant district engineer is well aware some people don't like it one bit. "We hail a lot of calls, everybody thought we'd gone crazy." But here's the slluntlpn: The highway Department is faced with Ihe problem or slip resistance.to pavement both dry and wot. Coarser type material during rain 01- snow gives the lire a much greater grip. The rougher it is (within tolerable limits) the safer the driver. Then Iherc's the hydroplaning factor. The coarse aggregate gives better side drainage from flowing water allowing it to run out between the little cracks. The coarse material costs much more but gives a lot more protection and a more lasting quality of sea] coat. It also gives more protection lo the old road, larger aggregate lifts the road up above asphall patches. If Itie small pea gravel was used to seal the street, Ihe asphalt would come right through in a couple weeks and nothing would be .ac- complished. District Engineer Jake Roberts tells us (he coarse aggregate is used only on heav- ily traveled roads. Where traffic is less, a smaller aggregate Is spread. The incon- venience of noise and flying particles is temporary, now thai the road has been rolled and rocks have settled, you should liave-a fairly 'smoplhe, durable, skid re- sistant surface: Q. 1 beard an KWKC news (bat Doii Rich of tke Bnck Owens Rudcaroos was killed. Is Oils so? If It hi, why wasn't there more news abcnt it? tt looks like that famous would be talked about more. A. To Bnckaroo fans and true cquntry- western music buffs, Rich is quite well-' known but to Ihe rest of the world, maybe not so famous. Deaths and events occur- ring in other stales come lo us only through'the AP'wire, service. Either we didn't get word at 'all or our news editor didn't recognize the name. There's jusln'o way every, item thai comes across the wire can be printed, in the news space available. Hut lo answer your other question, yes, he was recently killed in a motorcycle accidenl while. Iraveling on a freeway in California near his home. Billboard maga- zine will probably carry information on his death. Q. Is it loo lale (a plant black-eyed A-No, go ahead. You have three months of growing weather yet.. We normally don'l have a freeze unli! sometime'in No- vember. Q. Scmebody yon build- ing a due taggy. My hisbaml has a cit 'it dme boggy that ywr reader Is welceme lo ccme lock at. He mlgkt lean something atoat lew it's pit My knsbaid can give Urn stine A. Very kind of you. It never fails, Action Line readers are good people, will- ing to share their knowledge. We've sent our reader your name, address and phone number so he can contact you tor advice. Address questing ActlM LlM, 31, Ablleie, 7KM. Names will be ostd bat nisi be slgaed aid adAretises fivrs, Please ii- clnde telepkone numbers if ptsslbk. Sues Government JACKSONVILLE. Fla. (AP) A Navy man who says he is dying of cancer has filed a million damage suit against the federal government, claiming military doctors brushed off his complaints of illness. The suit was filed on Mon- day by Timothy Nunlcy, 19. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nunley of Jacksonville, filed a separate suit asking million. "Cancer of the lymph sys- tem has progressed to a singe whereby surgery cannol be pel-formed and Uie plaintiff is in the terminal stale of carci- the suits say. The suits charge govern- ment doctors were negligent, careless and reckless In fail- ing to diagnose the young man's illness between Septem- ber 1973 and Jan. 7, 1974. Mrs. Nunley said her son sought help from doctors at three bases, the Orlando (Fla.) Naval Training Center, the Mayport. (Fla.) Naval Station and Ihe Great Lakes (111.) Naval Station but didn't get a thorough examination until she wrote Ihe command- ing officer al Great Lakes. By then, doctors reported it was loo lale to operate, she said. The Navy has said appropri- ate disciplinary action was taken ngalnst the doctors who failed to diagnose Nunley's Ill- ness. (I.