Abilene Reporter News, August 18, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

August 18, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94T1I YEAR, NO. 62 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST PAGES IN'SEVEN SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY State Salee Associated Pr'esi (ff) Classrooms Coll as Summer Slips Away By BILL HEHRIDGE Reporter-News Slaff Writer Abilene parks will seem a little quiet- er during school hours next week with more than students returning to class. The "Summer of '74" has been a memorable one for youngsters a summer filled with water- melons, fireworks and just plain fun. A boy of summer To four-year-old Joel McMiilon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ron McMiilon of 3913 Wil- shirc, the start of school Tuesday means the end of watching the big boys play softball and of all-day adventures with his brother, Jeffrey, 5, who'll be start-, .ingikindergarlen. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing) OF THE KIDS, however, are jeady to get back into the swing of' academia. Pep rallies, football games, science fair and friendships new ajid renewed, will replace hours al the zoo, or Hie lake or the parks. Charles Watson, 19, of 1617 Wishbone took lime out from a "trisliee" game with his brother Hugh to reflect on the coming school year. "I've had a lot of fun this be said, "but I'm ready to get back to school. I miss seeing my friends every day, and am anxious to get Iliis' year out of the way." His desire is easy (o understand. Charles will be a senior at Abilene Higli School. He said he plans to attend Hardin-Siinnions University, majoring in music. MARTHA COBBS, 9, daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. Joe Cobbs of HO Virginia, said she hasn't any special plans for the waning days of summer vacation. "1 won't do anything special before I go back lo the Dycss Elemen- tary fifth-grader said, "but I'm not ready for school to start. Summer's loo much fun." Mary Rogers, also 9, daughter of Mr. and .Mrs. Mac A. Rogers, 4510 State, said she is ready for classes to begin, "I'm tired of summer" she said "I im'ss my friends and want to get back tp school. I miss Math and English classes the most." Mary will be in the fifth grade at I.ee Elementary School. She said she will spend Hie last days of lier summer vacation buying school supplies and getting ready for classes. DAIIBKLL KIDDLE, S, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dclnert L. Riddle, 3301 None- such, will be a third-grader at Anson school. He said he's ready lo return to the world of ABC's. "I'm tired of having nothing to Davrcll said. "I miss art and math classes the most, 1 guess really I miss 'everything. I'm ready to go back to school." Summer's last inning saw sandlot baseball games, ice cream parties and a last chance to grab a few sunrays, enhancing the tan that peiiiaps wasn't quite done to perfection. However the last days of vacation were spent by Abilene youngsters, the memories of the "Summer of 'IV' will remain in their minds through the met- a morphasis autumn brings lo the trees and the dread of winter with ils fairy- land snow falls. One thing remains true, however, kids will be ready to take another break come May 30, 1375, for another memorable summer. President Criticizes Attack on Rockefeller By GAVI.ORD SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON {A P) President Ford declared on Saturday that Nelson Rocke- feller remains in the running for vice president and-criti- cized what a White House olfi- cial called an attempt by right-wing extremists to dis- credit the former New York governor. "Presideni Ford has advised me that former Gov. Rockefel- ler has been and remains un- der consideration for the vice presidential White House Press Secretary Jcrald V. terllorsl'said after emerging from an Oval Office meeting. Terllorst's statement came after a series of developments and While House disclosures ilial led to speculation Rocke- feller liad little chance of .get- ting the nomination. Meanwhile, however, Uvo Republican sources on Capitol Hill said they learned that nei- ther Rockefeller nor Republi- can national chairman George Bush was likely to be selected by Ford. Here was the sequence of events: Columnist .lack Anderson reported last week that seven earlons of material once he- longing to Watergate conspire-' tor K. (toward Hunt had been copied before being destroyed, and that the documents con- tained allegations Dial Rocke- feller had hired thugs to dis- rupt the 1972 Democratic Xa- tional Convention and tilt the nomination toward Sen, George Ik-Govern. Terllorsl began receiving press inquiries about the An- derson column. At about a.m. KDT Sal-, in-day, lie summoned two news service reporters to his office to respond to the inquir- ies. He said dial Philip Buchen, a long-time Ford friend and adviser, was contacted early Sunday, Aug. 11 by a man who identified himself only as ".Mr. Long." According to lerlforsl, this source told Buchen that lie had information on the where- abouts and contents of the so-called Hunt papers. Ter- Horst said the man told Buch- en "there ought to ue some things he ought to know" if Rockefeller were being consid- ered for vice president. Tcrllorsl said Buchen as- signed another attorney on Ford's transition staff to look into information. This at- torney concluded by !ate Sun- day that the Hunt papers may inileed have been copied, at a Washington photocopying firm, tcrllorst said. Huclien then reported In Koixl on (lie situation, (erHorst said, and b'ord directed him to (urn "everything he liad over to Leon the Water- gale special prosecutor. .Tills was done. Monday, tcvliorsl .said, He said assistant prosecutor liicfiard Hen Venistc was as- signed to handle the probe and here just with- drew." After reporters his remarks as meaning Forfl liiid ordered an investigation of the Rockefeller allegations, 1 e r II 6 r s I again summoned correspondents to his office to stress that the President haiJ not requested an investigation. He said he had simply turned the material over to the spe- cial prosecutor without a re- quest for reports on what the. investigation turned up. '1'crllorsi also told reporters that Ford planned lo disclose his vice presidential choice next Tuesday or Wednesday. This immediately led lo specu- See HOUSE, i'g. 16A, Col. 6 InvestigationFoundPossiblePentagonMisconduct By KICHARD PYIE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) U.S. Army. investigators f o u it d what they considered evidence of possible .criminal miscon- duct by senior Pentagon offi- cials in the awarding of a million advertising contract, but their'recommendation that the case be turned ovcr'lo the Justice Department was re- jected, according .to govern- ment sources. The Army chose instead to refer the mailer: to its own Inspector General keep- ing it within military channels, for what has been termed .officially a continuing inquiry aimed al "improving management controls." The Army says the criminal aspect of Ihe investigation is closed. Army spokesmen deny that any finding of-possible crimi- nal, activity was made in the original probe by the Criminal Investigation Division (C1D) or (hat any recommendation Recommendations Surprise Skaggs Foreman Says Sex Acts Prompted Jury's Jail Report ByJOEDACYII Reporter-News Staff Wrller Taylor County Grand Jury foreman William Grosvenor told The Reporter-News Sat- urday that the grand jury's recommendations concerning the comity jail were prompted by recent incidents of sodomy in the jail. Grosvenor of HJ4 Glenwood, said the sodomy charges were "slow coming to light" and that the 42nd District. Court grand jury "felt like the citi- zens needed a study" 'of jail conditions. THE ALLEGED ACTS of sodomy, involving as many as four inmates over a week-long period, were uncovered by Sheriffs Deputy Jerry Davis in June. One of two inmates, charged with "sexual formerly sodomy, Dennis Bulrr.an, 26, of Jlerkcl received a 25-year prison term after he pleaded guilty to the charge. Most of the sexual abuses occurred in the shower area of the jail, Davis has said, call- ing the situation a "reign of terror." Friday's grand jury recom- mend alions call for a study into the advisability of build- ing a new, modern "jail; of hiring more includ- ing women; and of installing television monitoring- equip- ment, a recreation area and a better speaker system. GRAND JURY members toured the jail Friday morning for "about an hour or an hour and a Grovenor said, adding that they had not talked to Sheriff Jack Lan- drum about the recommenda- tions. Two deputies, including chief jailer Bob Stanley, took the grand jurors throughout the four-story structure, he said. "The jail is probably one of the last places we spend mon- ey Grosvenor, who. works for Rita Barber Inc., said. think the sheriff's department ii douuj a good job r ver there with what they have to work he added. Grosvenor would not say what specific conditions struck hini as needing the most im- provement but he indicated the jail tour was "worth- while." Taylor County Judge Hoy Skaggs said Saturday that he was "surprised" at the grand jury's recommendation, espe- cially the first item that consideration be given to building a-new jail. SKAGGS SAID (he mallei- would probably be discussed al the commissioners court meeting Tuesday. And he said a study group would "proba- in his opinion, be estab- lished. "I think the idea of a corn- See JURY, Pg. 16A, Col. 5 was ever made lo refer it to the Justice Department. However, the CID investiga- tors' report, dated April 29, said that "Ihe Department of Justice should be immediately apprised of the facts disclosed as a result of Ihis inquiry and' that the Department of Justice initiate au investigation as ap- propriate." Although (his was not done, Ihe Justice' Department is known to have obtained a copy of the report, and is said lo have no reservations now about the handling of the case. Justice Department officials refused to comment. The case concerns the award of a contract in Octo- ber, J972, for promoting and advertising the Army's all-vol- unteer recruitment program lo N. W. Aycr Son., Inc., a New York advertising agency. Aver had previously held Army advertising contracts. Neal W. O'Connor, chairman of the firm, dismissed as ab- surd any suggestion of favorit- ism in the contract award. Ihe CID investigators re- porled that the decision to se- lect the agency over six others might have been wrongfully influenced by high-level Pen- tagon officials. They said -the investigation had not found that anyone're- ceived favors, but that the cir- cumstances of the contract award anil what they termed "certain unusual relationships b e t e e it the parties con- cerned" merited further inves- tigation. On this basis they recom- mended the case be turned over lo the Justice Depart- ment. Among ihose named in tlie report were former Secre- tary of Die Army Robert Frochlkc, Roger T. Kelley, tt'HO ivas then assistant secre- tary of defense for manpower and reserve affairs, William 11. Kraus, a member cf the evaluation board which awarded the contract, and Brig. Gen. Robert M. Jloti- league, who was Kelley's aide. Froehlke is president of Sen- try Insurance Co., of Stevens Point. Wis., and Kraus, who was named lo tlie selection board by Froehlke, is a vice president of the same firm. Keliey, a vice president of Sec CONTRACT, Pg. 1GA, Col. t Inside Today Better Sight for Vicki One day last June Vicki entered Hen- drick Memorial'Hospital for cataract surgery. Two days later, Vicki was out of the hospital and with- in a week had resumed her normal routine in her hometown of Rule. And it was all possible thanks to a process call- ed Phaco Emulsifica- tian. Pp. 22, 23A. "They've given me the key to the front door, and I'm going home jo see if it Richard Nixon said his inauguration in 1969. A summary of his leqocy appears on Pa. 17A." Abilene Events Calendar 4B Amusements .V...... 1-4B Win Notebook 5A Berry's World..........; 4A Biq Country Calendar......4B Books 4B Bridge................. 2B Classified 10-HC Crossword Puzzle ISA Editorials 4C Form Nevrt............. stair photo by'Jfltin 'Best .VICKI GREESON seeing clearer every day Hospitol Poticnu T5A Horoscope.............. 19A Jumble Puzzle..........' 19A MoActs .___......... 7-9C Obituaries 14A Oil 7C Setting the IB Ssorfj ]-6C Texas................ ]BA This Week In West Texas 46 Today In History 3B To Your Good HcallK 28 TV Tob.............. 1-UE Women's News........ 1-120 Hearing Thursday On New City Budget New Eula School A (all tree shades the lawn of the new Eula junior- senior high school. Officials will dedicate Ihe new school Sunday afternoon during an open house and school will open Monday. More photos, Pg. 10A. (.Staff Photo by Lorelia Fulton) By GARY BALDRHIGB Reporter-News Staff Writer A public hearing on Ihe pro- posed city budget for 1974-75 will be held al 9 a.m. Thurs- day al City Hall. City Manager Fred Samllin has recommended to the city council a million budget with no lax ratr increase. The only city service for which Sandlin seeks an increase in fees is residential refuse collection. Single-family residences with carry-out service would pay a minimum of S'2.75 (50 ccnls more than current apartments' refuse col- lection fees would go from SI.80 to 52.20 and single- family residences having con- tainer service would pay or 25 cents more than in 1973- 74. THE NEW BUDGET is about million more than Ihe 1913-74 budget. More than half the increase pay for salary raises. Very new programs included, since capital improvements projects and older programs ivere handled by-the separate, Sl.fr million revenue sharing bud- set. During two days of City Council budget workshop ses- sions, salaries were the main point of debate. Councilman Don Watts argued that lire- men and policemen should more lhan the S50-per-monlh increase in Ihe proposed bud- get. Sandlin said a study com- paring local cily employe sal- aries with those of other tows showed Abitcne's police and fire department pay scales were more in line with the See BUDGET, Pg. ISA, Col. 'Peanut queen Pain Tale, 18. of Stephen- was chosen 1974 Stale Peanut Queen Saturdav nigiit in Eastland. Miss Tale is the daughter of Mr. and Airs. John D. Tate of Steah- cnvillc. First runner-up was Charm Pennington of ('.rape- land, and second runner-up was Shirley Ford of Kasl- land. Chosen as "Miss Con- was Janet Will; mann of Mason. (RXS Pholol ;