Abilene Reporter News, December 28, 1974

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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 28, 1974, Abilene, Texas Wc\t Allene Reporter-Betas! RAIN CHANCE S ■'    -    .    vt-,    f p|j| w /jaw i < ©mplet* wentlifr, Pe JA 94TH VEAR. NO. 191 PHONE 673-4271 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron ~AB1 LENE."TEXAS. 79604, SATUrFayAiORN1NgTdECEMBErT8, 1974 -THIRTY-TWO PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cent? A ti OC (af rd Prntt <4*) Coming. . . . . .in Sunday's Reporter-News *‘m~vfmn-m.it Pharmacist is retired, but he remembers I Oswalt has retired, but he can recall his days as a soda jerk before he studied to become a pharmacist. He operated the Clinic Pharmacy in Abilene for 42 years. By Robert Campbell. -■'N . . .About that goose and the golden egg The time is nearing when the public again will be able to buy gold, but investors ate warned about the economic uncertainty in holding the metal. By Phil Shook. Youngsters do their thing with flowers A group of young arrangers are doing their own thing in preparing entries for the Garden Gate Club's fl ower show. By Geraldine Satterwhite; photos by John Best. After search A begrimed and weary rescue worker talks with anxious iellow townsmen as he leaves the mine where an explosion killed 41 and injured others Friday at l.ieven, France. Officials said the explosion was probably caused bv accumulations of either methane or coaldust, and Is the worst mine disaster in France since World War ll. Story. Pg. SA. (AP Wirephoto) Columnist Amy Vanderbilt Falls or Jumps to Death NEW VORK (AP> - Amy Vanderbilt, whoso columns on manners, romance and propriety were syndicated in hundreds of American news, papers, fell or jumped to hor death from her apartment window Friday night, police said. Police said a passerby found Miss Vanderbilt. 66. lying in a court yard outside the building on New York's I’pper Hast Side shortly before 8 p.m. and called police. She was taken to Metropolitan Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Horn in Staten Island on July 22, 1908. Miss V anderbilt was the daughter of the for mer Mary Estelle Brooks and Joseph Mortimer Vanderbilt, an insurance broker. A first cousin of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, the railroad mogul, she claimed descent from America's first Vander-bit, Jane Aesten van der Blit. She attended the Institute lleubi iii Switzerland, Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn and studied journalism at New York University. Miss Vanderbilt began her career in journalism as a society and feature writer for See AMY, Col. 5. hack page lids section AMY VANDERBILT . . etiquette authority Neal Asks Cover-Up Jury to 'Close Ledger WASHINGTON (AP) —    sel Dean.    may strike hard blows but    Neal    ''.lid officials may not Chief prosecutor James F.    ,.j    (.oui(jn^ have predicted    they    must strike fair ones.    make veiled offers of dcmen- Neal appealed to the jury Fn-    anv    better what they would    Ile    said o f f i c i a Is ‘‘may    cy. suborn perjury lie under day to close the ledger ... on    do.** Neal said, alluding to fi-    prosecute, (Daniel) Ellsberg,    oath. destroy evidence or Watergate' as final argu-    nal defense arguments.    but the\ may not at the same    make payments of hush mon- Stwm trill'" ,h* Wat*'S"*    On » broader note. Seal time engage in covert ",.•» I., keep tho* with knoul- trial.    Irild . Thls casf j, not    lion* to oectare hts doctor t    edge quiet. “As the representatives of a    political party against anolh-    ,fl .order t0    h'm    -They    mav    not commit free people." the prosecutor    er j condemn lawlessness -    betore hp M*ven    t0 ,he    (-nines,    the) may not in an told the jurors “you are the    by one side or the other — courtroom.    effort to perpetuate them- ones who must now balance    wherever it is committed.’’    While    thev may attack their selves in power assault the the accounts and close the led-    jn    a democracy where gov-    political opponents with propa-    temples    of just toe in a mas- ger plates on Watergate.    ernment exists with the con-    ganda, he said, “they may not    sive conspirac y to obstruct All that remains now in the    s(»nt 0f people, sad the    engage in illegal entries to    just Ute,’' he said. lengthy and complex conspira- prosecutor, "the onlv salva- w i r e t a p (opposition) head-    nrn<fir,„nr    Min    when cy trial are final instruction*    ‘50n for us all and for the re- quarters"    J    haotn    Z to the jury and their final de-    tention of our form of govern-    “They may make mistakes.    }    .    .    .    n    tho    resoonsi- liberations beginning Monday    meld is the faith of the people    but they may not cover up    hie''to account " t he iur\ he morning,    that    their high officials will be    those mistakes by rn.-use of    j    »*mllst n ... balance the Following completion of    fair, honorable and lawiu!.    government agencies auch as nearly 15 hours of final de    He    said public officials must    ordering the LIA to stop an    See    TRIAL,    Col. I lense arguments, Neal    not    play “ignoble roles, they    FBI investigation.”    back    page    this    section summed up the government's •    —'— —    ----—      -    ---------- case against the five defen-    _    ■    ■    a dams for the last time.    I AftlC ISf Alf He suggested to the    jury    LwUDIOIUI the\ should flint it strange    3 that a common thread runs    » m    ■■ among the cases put rn by all    I    ll!)ll of the defendants.    I    IUI V I I IO 11 He accused defendants of blaming, not only each other.    jrii    I #    f but many others who have a1-    H!i|VlAf!|lf ready pleaded guiltv or begun    I ICUI will jj serving prison sentences for Watergate crimes.    f "What they all have done    is    \0r IQIJf to say it was someone else.    I    WI*# not I." said the 44-year-old    JUSTIN Tex .AP) -Ren .Veal in his ringing Tennessee    AUS I ex. Al *    Emmett Whitehead of Rusk "Ar, one has denied there    »aid Frida>, •»'* th1»u",ht of * was a massive attempt Ie ..tv    *'*> to get the attention of street i list ice rn this case,-    t''d('l1al    dinf -aid Neal    dered “reform* in th* tieat- 21 He went on. How relieved    «*** of juvenile delinquents (John WA Dean. .Fred C )    and the criminally insane URue (K. Howard) Hunt.    The particular target of    his (Herbert WA Kalmbach and    wrath is I S. District Court yes even (Charles \\ > Colson    Judge William Wayne Justice ii Mist I* that they have con-    of Tyler, who regilt Iv ordered fessed their sins and retained    a phasing out tit Luge im a1 their dignity"    reform schools. ^ 'Hie prosecutor recalled his    Ha lf wav house- 01 com- prediction that the defendants    munity treatment center would dump much of the res-    would replace the spiaw.mg ponsibility for the attempted    institutions. cover-un of the original June    Whitehead said be would    so- 17. if)72. W atergate burglary    troduce a bill or an appropre- on tor mer White House coun-    tions rider that would put 'he - -    first halfway house next door mm    JIMMY    ,n'ir“wa,,c j,,*,, I lit lf Ll    I    ll/LA    wants to turn these little A    ,    monsters loose, just dr<»o one Aktro qroph    SB    next door to him ;n the. silk Bridge    8*    stocking    district of Tv lee It’ll Church N*w«    6,7A    oft his attention.'' Whitehead Cla»siti*d    7-1 OC    said editorials    *    4a    I    hope his tar gets stolen F«,m    ....    BC    and his house burglarized I Headline    48    don't wan’ Ills kids molested ^•rkeM    or his wife raped, though-”    ,,    ,    .    .    ,    . OMu°r«,    ne    }w    Mid he migW intnHjIJCe    Mrs    M Gates holds    bet children.    Nenana. A    and 14- Sport*    i 4C    a Similar bill for ( .S. District    month-old Poppy, while waiting to he evu< Hated Friday Todov in History    9a    Ju<i«e    Sarah Hughes of Da Hat    at Australia's Darwin Airport. About 10.000 peopl* Tv Lo«    JJ    see    LEGISLATOR. < »l. 3    were    being airlifted    1'roin Darwin,    w hich wa-    hit bv a wlm.nA News    38    back page this sedum    cyclone oil Wednesday. Story Cg 2B. AP WirephotoI Can't Believe He's Gone/ Jack's Friends Say By BOB THOMAS Associated Press Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif (AP) — The show world reacted in sorrow and disbelief Friday to the death trout cancer of Jack Benny, whose gentle, self-effacing humor brought laughter to Americans for half a century. “I can't believe he's gone." said Mary Livingstone to Benny’s longtime manager, Irving Fein. She had been the comedian’s wife for 47 years and on radio played his wise-cracking friend. His fellow stars responded in the same manner, finding it hard to imagine the entertainment scene without Benny and bi* myth of stinginess, his n ut More on Benny, Pg. 2A mock-serious violin playing. his interminable “takes” staring at an audience with fingers under his chin as waves of laughter responded to his perplexity. “I didn t realize he was that sick, it happened so fast," said actor James Stewart. “It’s almost hard to grasp. We’ll miss him tremendously. as will everyone.” Benny died of cancer of the pancreas late Thursday night. He was 80, having proclaimed in comedy routines for decades that he was 39. Ile was active almost until the end. While preparing for a benefit appearance in Dallas on Oct. 19 he suffered stomach cramps. He w anted to perform and was annoyed when doctors would not permit it. Hospital tests in Los Angeles disclosed nothing abnormal, and he made plans to appear in a television special and to costar with Walter Matthau in the film version of “The Sunshine Boys.” On Nov. 12, Benny and his oldest friend. George Burns. joined in an interview for The Associated Press and Benny appeared thin but fit. The pair reminisced about their vaudeville days and Benny talked excitedly about future projects. Appearing for an award at the Hollywood Women s Press Club on Dec. 8, Benny complained of stomach pains and had to leave Burns arrived to accept the award for him. “The doctors still couldn’t find anything wrong with Jack.” said manager Fem. “and we all thought his pains were psychosomatic. But last Friday he had some more X-rays and the cancer was discovered.” Fein said that doctors decided the cancer was inoperable because of Benny's age. During the final days he was in such pain that he remained heavily sedated. When news broke of his illness the day after Christmas, Matthau. Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, Jack Lemmon. Danny Kaye, Edie Adams. Burns. Frank Sinatra and other stars paid visits to the Benny house. Another visiter was Gov. Ronald Reagan. a fellow star during Benny's years at Warner Brothers. Benny was too ill to see anv of the visitors. They gave their sympathy to Mary Benny and daughter Joan Blumofe. ‘ Everyone who knew him loved him." said Johnny ( arson of the comedian who often appeared on the “Tonight ’ show. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone ... I feel fortunate having my life touched by him.” Learning of Benn vs death in a phone call from Burns, George Jes.sel said in Boise vt' I Idaho. “If there is a place where good men live on, then their will be a place for Benny.” Jack Bennv was a rarity in show business — a star universally liked by his fellow performers. In his radio and tele-vision character he was portrayed as tightfisted, vain, autocratic and temperamental, i Now STOP that! he ex claimed to the inanities of Dennis Day or Phil Harris . In real life he was generous with his money — he paid highest prices to his ca *4 and writers _ and time He played benefits with regularity and especially enjoyed raising funds for symphony orches tras with his tortured renditions of “The Bee” Vtthke other comedians who were constantly "on,” Benny was the be.-t audience in town and he roared at the jones of Burns and Hope Benny never seemed to say unkind things about any performers Funeral services have been announced for Sunday in the Hillside Memorial Park Chapel. Rabbi Edgar F. Magmn will preside, and eulogies will be delivered by Hope and Burns. Private entombment will follow. The CBS television network said it would broadcast a one hour triiHite to Benny on Sun- du\ night, Unhappy departure ;

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