Abilene Reporter News, October 13, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

October 13, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas SFA ACC 14 Texas 28 10 Texas Tech 7 Trinity 17 Baylor 21 McMurry 14 Arkansas 17 Stories in Sports, Section C Notre Dame 10 Rice 3 Missouri 21 Nebraska 10 Alabama 8 Florida St. 7 Louisville 24 North Texas 10 Texas 27 East Texas 20 Oklahoma 16 Texas 13 SW Texas 35 Tarlerpn 0 H'ard Payne 35 SulRoss 10 SMU TCU Oakland LA 33 13 3 2 ibflero "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSc TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MTH YEAR, NO. 118 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 13, 1974-SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Ic State Sale. Abated ftta (ff) Jaworski Resigns Prosecutor Post By RONALD M. ROTHBERG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Leon Jaworski resigned Satur- day as special Watergate pros- ecutor, saying the tions which have led to the resignation of President Rich- ard M. Nixon and the indict- ment of his top aides were nearly complete. In one of two letters to Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe, Ja- worski emphatically rejected suggestions that he try to in- diet Nixon as a means of chal- lenging the legality of the par- don granted the former presi- dent-by President Ford. Without specifying who had made such suggestions, Ja- worski wrote to Saxbe: "I think it proper that I ex- press to yon my views on this Trembling twosome The "Mouse Ride" proved more ferocious than its nW to tyro-young brothers who took advantage of Saturday's mild weather with an outing to Zoo World. Derek, in front holds on for dear life while Philip grits his teeth and tries to bear it. They are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wilson of 350 Westridge. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing) -______ __________________________________ Angry Israelis Demonstrate During Visit by Kissinger By BARRY SCinV'EID Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) -Se- cretary, of State Henry A. Kis- singer met with Yitzhak Rabin at the Israeli prime minister's home Saturday, leaving mo- ments before hundreds of ar- gry Israeli demonstrators smashed through police lines shouting "Kissinger go home." Kissinger had just concVIed his first conference with Ra- bin since arriving in Jerusa- lem on his latest Mideast, peace trip and had taken off in a bulletproof limousine. He did not -see police as they shoved back and hit some of Inside Today Rocky Takes Blame for Book Vice: President designate Nelson A. Rockefeller apologized to former Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg Satur- day for failing to prevent publiiation of a book de- rogatory to his opponent in the 1970 race for New York governor, Pg. 6A. The reasons, for the high cost of milk ore tied to a merry-go-round of dairy economics. Pg. 25A, Ablkno Eventi Calender 22A AmuMimnti 1-4B Itny'i WaiM............ 5A Book, 19A Bridge 23A Classified 11-17C Crossword Puzzle......... 17A Editorial! ___........... 4A Farm News.......... 17, ItC Heartline .....'..........23A Horoscope..............24A Hospital Patients......... 7 A Jumble Puzzle........... 17A Markets 8-JOC Obituaries.............. Recordings ?B Setting the Scene IB Soorts................ 1-JC This Week In West Texas 25A Today In History....... .31 Your Good Health......Z4A TV Tab............. Women's News........ 1-12D the Jewish protesters with clubs. The shouting crowd, most of them wearing the white skull- caps that identify religious Jews, waved a placard bear- ing the words "Kissinger burn oil not Jews." Hours before Kissinger flew to Jerusalem from Jordan on the fourth day of his trip, Is- raeli security sources reported at.least five Arab guerrillas slipped across the Lebanese border, apparently planning a terrorist raid to coincide with his talks. But, so far no inci- dents Were reported. Outside Rabin's house, the demonstrators demanded that Israelis be allowed to live in the occupied west bank in Jordan and that Israel not give the war-won land back to King Hussein, no matter what peace bargain.Kissinger might reach. The protest had started peacefully earlier when about demonstrators, mostly religious Jews, gathered out- side Rabin's office less two hours after Kissinger arrived. Almost of them broke away and marched the half- See KISSINGER, Pg. MA, .Col. 8 Merkel Mayor to Jog fot Donations Lou David Allen has agreed to push fils physical ability to the limit in the hope 'of raising money to build a Softball park for Merkel area teenagers. Allen, 33, will jog the nine miles from Tye Id Merkel if Merkel residents will donate 1900 to the Baseball Project Fund. Donation containers have been placed in Merkel busi- nesses and contributions to the fund may also be mailed to the Farmers and Merchants National Bank. Contributions will be' count- ed each week and the results registered on a thermometer constructed by the project committee on the old tele- phone building in downtown Merkel. Allen's marathon jog will be scheduled only if and when the is collected. "It's a real tough deal to run that the mayor said. "I know I can do it but it will be a challenge." He said he jogs about two miles several times a week and calls himself "in good physical shape." J. C. Carson Is project chairman. subject to dispel any thought that there may be some rela- tion between my resignation and that issue." "For me to procure an in- dictment of Richard M. Nixon for the sole purpose Of gener- ating a purported court test on the legality of the pardon would constitute a spurious proceeding in which I had no faith; in fact, it would be tan- tamount to unprofessional con- duct and violative of my res- ponsibility as prosecutor and officer of the court." Jaworski submitted his re- signation effective Oct. 25. The 69-year-old Texas law- yer' sent the letters to Saxbe the day after a jury was seat- ed in the trial of five former Nixon administration and campaign aides charged with having conspired to block the investigation of the Watergate break-in. He told Saxbe that with the start of that trial his staff "is beginning to address itself to the completion of remaining investigations and to such prosecutions as are still'to be conducted- "The bulk, of the work en- tnisted.to the care of this of- fice having been discharged, I am confident responsibilities as remain un- fulfilled can well be completed under the leadership of anoth- er special prosecutor." Jaworski recommended Henry S. Ruth, deputy special prosecutor, to be his succes- sor. Jaworski, a senior partner in a Houston, Tex., law firm that is fourth largest in the nation, has never made any secret of his wish to return to Texas as soon as his work was done. "I'll tell you that I'm cer- tainly not going to stay with it any longer than I'm he said in one interview. Neither the White House or the Justice Department had any immediate comment on Jaworski's resignation. John J. Wilson, attorney for H.R. Hatdeman, former White House staff chief and a de- fendant, in the cover-up trial, called Jaworski "a fine gentle- man. He's a good lawyer. He's always treated us very fair- ly." Jaworski was named special prosecutor oh Nov. 1, 1973, and sworn in four days later. It was a turbulent time in the Nixon administration. On Oct. 20. Nixon' ordered Atty. Gen. Elliot L. Bichard- son to fire Special Prosecutor .-Archibald COx for his refusal to diop efforts to enforce a subpoena demanding tapes of nine Watergate conversations. Richardson resigned rather than obey the presidential or- der. His deupty, William. D. Ruckelshaus, also resigned. Finally, Solicitor General Rob- ert H; Bork, as acting attor- general, carried out the President's order. But the public outcry prompted House leaders to be- gin an investigation into whether there were grounds for the impeachment for Nix- on. Ten months later, the House Judiciary Committee did recommend Nixon's im- peachment. Three days after Cox was fired, Nixon agreed to give U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica the subpoenaed tapes. It soon was discovered that two did not exist and that a third contained an ute gap. Jaworski took over com- mand of a staff of 38 lawyers many of whom were suspi- cious of the Texas Democrat with close ties to Lyndon B. See JAWORSKI, Pg. ISA, Col. 1 Producers Call Off Slaughter STEPHENV1LLE, Tex. (AP) cattlemen and dairymen Saturday night call- ed off their planned slaughter of calves. James Traweek, president Of the Cross' Timbers Milk and Beef Producers Associa- tion here said cattle and dairy producer groups in Nacog- doches and Sulphur Springs would join in his group's deck. sion to call off the planned protest slaughter. .1 "We have achieved the- benefits of the planned sacri- fice of some-of our livestock' and withdraw this plan of ac- the group said in a res- olution accepted here. Traweek also announced that Monday's meeting with U.S. Agriculture Department undersecretary Phil J. Camp- bell had been postponed until later...... Campbell had indicated to the cattlemen that he would meet "with them and Rep. W.R. Poage, D-Tex. Poage was held up by the extended session of Congress. The cattle producers had threatened to destroy beef dairy calves to protest rising feed grain costs and depressed market prices of beef and dairy products. .The cattlemen at Stephen- ville contacted group 'at Na- cogdoches and Sulphur Springs to notify them of Uieir cancellation of the protest. The other groups agreed to join them in withdrawing their threats of .mass calf'slaugh- ters. Brighter future Weatherbeaten and deteriorating after about 70 restored by a group of ex-Eskotians who meet there each years of use, the Eskota Methodist Church may be year. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) Old Church to Get New Breath of Life By ANN FLORES Reporter-News staff Writer Its floors slope, the roof leaks and its walls bear the scars of woodpeckers and weather, but the Eskota Methodist Church is still standing and its future is looking up. Reflecting the fate of the community it once served, the old church stands abandoned in a field of scrub brush one of the only remnants of the rail- road town which now has a population of eight. Earlier Uiis century when Eskota had its own. school, post office, bank and hotels, about a hundred people of all denominations attended weekly serv- ices at the church. BUILT AROUND 1906, the church once housed classes before Eskota School was built and until recently served as the local voting place. Worshippers haven't gathered there In 20 years or more. Attendance died out with the population after the Esko- la School consolidated with Swcetwater and the Eskota post office was closed during the Elsenhower Administration. But the pews still get annual wear from a group of ex-residents, the Esko- ta Homecoming Assn., who decided last year that the deteriorating struc- ture needs a major facelift. Their first task was to obtain the deed from the Methodist Church and this June the Northwest Texas Annual Conference obliged the group. This month a building fund was es- tablished at Home State Bank in Trent the town originally intended to tear the name Eskota and has been contributed.. Next step toward reviving the dying building is to contact the Texas Histori- cal Commission for procedures on hav- ing the church declared a historical site. The extent ot renovation allowable depends on the advice of the commis- sion, Homecoming Assn. President Leonard Hopper of Abilene said. CERTAIN TO be needed are a new roof, new sheet rock for the inside walls and ceiling, new window glass and fac- ings and a paint job. Because "the sands of time have set- tled and let the building the floors need to be leveled, also, Hopper said. Principal reason for undertaking the restoration project is the need of a suitable meeting place for the exes. "It just can't be used any more the way it Hopper's wife, an Eskota native, explained. "And there's just not another building readily available." Sentiment, though, plays a big part. "The church holds a lot of fond mem- ories. It means a lot to many of she reflected. After restoration, the church may be- come a community center. BUT EVEN after restoration, stains of invigorating old hymns and admoni- tions of fundamentalist preachers may never again resound in the church on a weekly basis. But at least once a year, it will come to lile with the laughter and talk of dozens of ex-Eskotians returning to their hometown and the oM meeting place to recapture a little of the pant they still cherish. ;