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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - September 14, 1974, Abilene, Texas Has New Blood Clot SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. (AP) — Former President Bichard M. Nixon has a new and painful blood clot in his left leg and is suffering from “severe strain and physical fatigue,” his doctor said Friday. But Nixon is “mentally alert” and hospitalization has been ruled out at Nixon’s request, the doctor, Air Force Maj. Gen. Walter Tkach, said in a statement that a Nixon aide relayed to newsmen by telephone. The statement did not say how serious the clot is, and the aide refused to call the former White House doctor to the telephone. Nixon has been suffering from phlebitis, an inflammation of a vein, for several months. The ailment created the first clot. "There is a new veinous clot in the former president’s up- Heavy Rains Leave Death, Flooding By The Associated Press A cold front pushed its way through Texas bringing heavy rains and leaving death and floods behind as it moved to the southeast. The unseasonal cold weather sparked tornadoes and funnel clouds. A twister ripped through Richmond southwest of Houston damaging cars, buildings and a hospital. 'I here were no serious injuries reported. Meanwhile down the coast heavy rains lashed the Corpus Christi area and three persons were believed drowned when a flash flood in a normally dry creek swept their pickup camper off U.S. 77. The three missing persons were identified as Jose Castro, Maria Castro, and Juan Castro. Two other members of the family, Tomasa Castro, a young girl, and Roel Castro, a young boy, were taken to Memorial Hospital at Refugio. The Castro family lived rn Wcsalco and were on their way home from Wisconsin. The camper was found 350 yards off the highway in six to eight feet of water. The heavy rains measured as much as 14 inches in some areas of Hie state, especially in the southeast. The tornado that hit Richmond early in the day damaged several buildings and a wing of the Polly Byon Memorial Hospital. Early in the evening most of the rain activity was concentrated in the Houston vicinity where low areas were under several inches of water. The southeastern portion of the Big Country came in for a share of the rain, with an unofficial rain gauge northeast of May in Brown County catching a whopping six inches to lead. Brooke.snuth, also in Brown County, measured 2.8 inches, and Brownwood had an overnight measurement of .74 to go with a cool temperature reading (.36) at 7 a.rn. Other precipitation was reported at Comanche (.06 inch for a two-day total of .92), De Leon (.40 for a two-day total of one inch), and Baird and Ranger, w hich reported traces. Abilene received .05 inches, giving the city 14.52 for the year compared to a normal 17.42 through this date. per left leg,’* Tkach said. “I have found the former president to be suffering from severe strain and physical fatigue, but he is mentally alert and has been working at his office at home each day. “The leg is swollen and painful. The clot from the earlier phlebitis, which is still present, causes the former president periodic pain. “Serious consideration was given to hospitalization, but it has been ruled out at this time based on former president Nixon’s wishes. “The former president will continue to receive medication and will be under doctor’s care, and an evaluation will be made on a weekly basis by Dr. Lundgren and myself.” Dr. John Lundgren is a Long Beach internist with a specialty in cardiology who has been the Nixon’s family doctor for many years. On    the beach Former President Richard M. Nixon posed for amateur photographer Dwight Brill of Muncie, Ind., on the beach near Ventura. Calif., where the Nixon family stopped to picnic in a sparsely populated area Aug. 14. Brill asked the President to pose for the photo. Nixon’s daughter, Tricia, and son-in-law Edward Cox were with him. (AP Wirephoto) Cooper 7 Anson 46 Southwest 0. Rotan 13 MacArthur 20 Eastland 35 Abilene 0 Ranger 0 Hamlin 34 Knox City 40 Haskell 6 Rule e 0 Clyde 18 Wylie 27 Stamford 7 Roby 6 Hawley 20 Sweetwater 41 Rochester 18 Colo. City 13 Winters 26 Brady 23 Merkel 13 Coleman 7 Cisco 25 i Graham 7 Albany 0 Breck 6 Terrorists Threaten to Kill Envoy 'IHE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thief armed Japanese guerrillas took over the French Embassy on Friday, threatening to kill the ambassador and eight other hostages one by one. French authorities flew a comrade here from a Paris prison in accordance with their demands. The prisoner, Yutaka Fu-ruya — like the embassy ter rorists a member of the un-derground Japanese Red Army — was flown by French air force jet to Holland’s Schi-phol International Airport. He was dragged handcuffed to a waiting automobile, apparently to wait with five Dutch policemen for transfer to The Hague, airport officials said. They said he was resisting so vigorously that officials Injuries Called    Ineyitabfe Bronc Rider Still Among Best By ROBERT CAMPBELL Reporter-News Staff Writer Shawn Davis is a veteran cowboy and three-time world saddle bronc champion who is still among the top riders in the world despite a I960 injury' which has slowed him down. Davis, 33. a world champion in 1965, 1967 and 1968, was here for the second go-round o fthe West Texas Fair Rodeo Friday night, and he’s on his way to Albuquerque, N. M., in his limited rodeo circuit this year. The Whitehall, Mont., native told the Reporter-News he has ridden in about 65 rodeos so far this year and has won about $15,500 in his specialty. HE’S IN PARTNERSHIP in a cattle operation in Lewisville with another veteran rodeo man, Paul Mayo, and has been on the rodeo circuit more this year, he said, because the cattle market has been depressed. “Bad as cattle prices are, Eve had to rodeo a little harder this year,” he said. Asked if saddle bronc riding may be almost as hazardous as bull riding, Davis said, “It’s not especially dangerous to a rider who knows what he is doing. “If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen,” he said of rodeo's inevitable usuries. DAVIS’ BAIK was broken when a bareback bronc flipped over on him five years ago. and he said he never completely recovered from that accident. He said he was in a cast for six months after the 1969 accident and that it was 13 months before he rode again. And when he was able to get back on the bucking stock again, it was with a stiffer back and See RODEO, Pg. 2A, Col. 5 had to use rope to help haul him off the plane. The terrorists, two with pistols and one with a grenade, had said they would begin shooting their hostages at 3 a.m. Saturday, or 9 p.m. EDT, unless Furuya was delivered by that tune. They also demanded a bus to take them and the hostages to the airpoil and a jetliner, fueled and with a pilot and copilot Inside TodoyMarket Hits 12-Year Low The stock market fell to a ready to fly them to an undisclosed location. The drama began late Friday afternoon, when the three terrorists stormed into the embassy and rushed to the fourth floor, where they took their prisoners: the ambassador, Count Jacques Senard; three embassy visitors, and five members of the embassy staff, Two of the hostages were women. COUNT JACQUES SENARD . .. held by gunmenAmnesty Program Said to Be Flexible 12-year low Friday as m- vestors were scared off again. Pg. 5B. Amusements 9A Astrograph ......... Bridge 2B Church News . . 2D Classified Comics 6, 7B Editorials ....... 4A Farm ......... 9, IOO Hearten# ............ Markets .......... 4, SB Obituaries ........... .. . BA Oil ............ .. BA Sports .... Today in History ...... . . SB TV Seoul ...... . 9A Women News 3B WASHINGTON (A Pi President Ford’s conditional amnesty plan would require repatriated war resisters to spend between six and 24 months of alternative service, administration sources have disclosed. Ford will issue his amnesty program next week, these sources said. The A s s o c i a t e d Pre^s learned that the flexible formula has been substituted for an earlier proposed 18-month service plan. Military deserters and draft evaders would be dealt wit! on a case-bv-tase basis, wit I their period of alternate service depending iii part o their military and Selects Service record. President Ford declared hi support of conditional amnest Aug. 19. But announcement i the specific plan has been de la>ed several times while dc tails were worked out. Officials working on th plan insist that Ford’s pardo of President Nixon and til subsequent public and cor gres&ional reaction did no cause the delavs.Local Politicians Aim to Keep Committeewomen Wqt gfoflene ^porter ~ "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron Few Surprises Expected by GOP Holiday Could Stir Demo Debate PAUL WASHBURN . . . sees few festivities By JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer The delegation of about 25 Taylor County Republicans that County Chairman Paul Washburn leads to Houston for Tuesday’s state convention hopes, like local Democrats, to keep its veteran Senatorial District committeewoman in her job for another tour of duty. Mrs. Jack McGlothlin, who has served four years in the post, almost certainly will be reelected, said Washburn, while Doug De'Tuitt of Waco should be the 24th district’s committeeman. “Our delegation would have as a main goal her reelection,” said Washburn, “and as far as I know she has no opposition.” WHILE WACO has more votes than Abilene, the district is expected to name Mrs. McGlothlin and DeCluitt its representatives; neither end of the district has a majority which could railroad its candidates into office without some support from other. The COP convention begins at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Sam Houston Coliseum in Houston. A possible highlight of the convention ironically won’t be taking place, indicated Washburn, in that President Ford was engaged to speak but apparently won’t now because he moved up to the presidency since those plans were made. Washburn now doesn’t expect much in the way of festivities at the convention, although he said a reception probably will be held the night before. Things actually begin to happen in Houston Sunday, he said, with the Set WASHBURN, Pg. 2A, Col. I ( HARLES SCARBOROUGH . . . asks alternates to attend By JIM CONLEY Rt|»orter*News Staff Writer Taylor County’s 46-member delegation hopes to achieve one major thing at Tuesday's State Democratic Convention in Austin — the reelection of Nancy Perkins as committeewoman from the 24th Senatorial Ditsrict. Young attorney Charles Scarborough, chairman of the delegation, said that “from a practical standpoint, if we get the committeewoman, we’re not going to get the committeeman.” He said he believes Coke Mills of Waco is a near certain choice for committeeman, as Waco has 91 delegates to Abilene's 46, out of the 212 votes available in this district’s senatorial caucus. The caucus of the 24th Senatorial Dis tm! will be at 9 a rn. on Tuesday in Christie's Seafood Restaurant, just east of the Auditorium. “IT WILL TAKE 107 votes fin- a majority,’' said Scarborough,” and I haven't heard of any opposition to Mills yet.. Bevond the candidacy of Mrs. Perkins as a special interest to the local delegates, Scarborough said he doesn't know of any major issues to be brought up at the convention or any major resolutions wtiich might divide the house “There may be resolutions concerning the issue of pardoning Watergate conspirators.” he said. “or regarding amnesty.. .and there certainly will be a resolution projxjsed praising all our Democratic elected officials, but it’s sh ii MHH HOI LH. Psi. !\. tai. I Hearts of gold? Breckenridge has a mother lode Coming... .. .In Sunday's Reporter-News The camera bug often strikes the very young Alicia Blakley takas camara in hand and follows in th# footsteps of her father, R-N*Chief Photographer Don Blakley. To learn what a seven-year-old chooses to shoot with her vary first camara saa pictures by AH-cia, story by Geraldine Softer-white in the Woman's Section. Ban cereal box prizes? * Horrors! Remembering what it was like to be the first one in the family to plunge his hand deep into a box of cereal to get the prize inside, staff writer Jim Conley defends the kiddie premiums which the Federal Trode Commission is considering banning from television.. n'int r.w.wmww*sm*-wwwBmomnwePOsmoeneMWaMI8WBnWP 84TH YEAR, NO. 89 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE TEXAS, 79604. SATURDAY MORNING, SEPT. 14, 1974—THIRTY-SIX PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Press i/P) Thor*'* gold In Breckenridge George and Sue Burrows Know thot it is to bo found in tho hoorts of tho townspeople. By Ann Flores, staff writer. Doctor Says NixonAbilene Schools Split Stories in Sports, Section C ;

  • Alicia Blakley
  • Ann Flores
  • Bichard M. Nixon
  • Charles Scarborough
  • Don Blakley
  • Jack Mcglothlin
  • Jim Conley
  • John Lundgren
  • Jose Castro
  • Juan Castro
  • Maria Castro
  • Nancy Perkins
  • Paul Mayo
  • Paul Washburn
  • Richard M. Nixon
  • Robert Campbell
  • Roel Castro
  • Shawn Davis
  • Tomasa Castro
  • Walter Tkach

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: September 14, 1974

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