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   Brownwood Bulletin (Newspaper) - March 5, 1975, Brownwood, Texas                                NEW TRIAL SOUGHT Brooks given life HOUSTON AP David Owen convicted mass murderer was sentenced to life imprisonment today by an fourman Jury In a 20yearold pale bespecatled man stood without visible emotion as the life sentence was The jury deliberated 62 min utes before returning the pun The sentence was received among the spectators quietly and without The young defendants sat dryeyed and alert beside Brooks There were several parents of victims In the audience but none betrayed emotion upon hearing the Defense lawyer Jim Skelton immediately filed a motion for a new Skelton said the state was permitted to present evidence on all 27 mass thereby throwing the weight of those crimes on the shoulders of Brooks was tried only in the death of William Ray Law How in Gods name can you ignore a principle of fairness Skelton No re gardless of what hes should be deprived a fair Don Lam bright said that no sentence could relieve one heartache of parents who lost children to the murderous He described Brooks as ab solutely unprincipled and un conscionable about taking a hu man It would be the easiest thing in the world to give him the death penalty by just releasing him on said referring to defense statements earlier that there were people in Houston who wanted to kill Lambright urged the jurors to protect yourself and assess Brooks 99 years in The jury took only 90 minutes to convict Brooks a bespectacled young man with brown hair and pale stood Impassive as the jurors were polled oneby each replying that guilty was their true Brigette the defend ants pretty wat ched unbelieving as the legal drama She wept quietly into a crumpled hand kerchief as Brooks was led began sobbing comforted by a Brooks Alton shaded his eyes with his In a hallway news Brooks Jim denounced the whole pro ceeding as a farce and vowed to carry the appeal into the federal Simon Tax cut helps wrong families WASHINGTON AP Treasury Secretary William Simon said today the bil lion tax cut approved by the House provides too much relief for lower income Simon testified before one of two congressional committees pushing ahead with their own energy and tax proposals in the face of President Fords tem porary retreat on key parts of his energy conservation pro The treasury secretary told the Senate Finance which is working on the House approved tax cut that a key factor in the economic recession is the 34 per cent reduction in purchases of such durable goods as cars and household The principal buyers of such durable goods are families with incomes over Simon But he noted that only 44 per cent of the relief In the Housepassed Mil would go to families with adjusted gross in come of between and It is clear that the purchase of durable goods has to be in creased if the recession is to be turned Simon He urged the Senate to accept President Fords own tax cut which would target 57 per cent of its benefits on taxpayers making less than but only 15 per cent on those families with incomes under Ford backed off part of his program for the time being saying that he was striving to avoid a timewas ting test of strength with Con He agreed to delay for 60 days the last two steps of a barrel special tariff on im ported At the same the Presi dent vetoed a Democraticspon sored bill that would have de layed for 90 days all three steps of the special The House Ways and Means Committee continued work to day on energy conservation with particular em phasis on the committees own plan to reduce energy con sumption through quotas on im ported oil and an eventual 40 centagallon gasoline tax in The tax is now four cents a Ways and Means Chairman Al indicated that Congress would not be able to complete work on an energy program within the 60 days that Ford agreed to delay his GOOD AFTERNOON Here is a summary of some of todays leading news stories WASHINGTON AP Congressional committees are pushing ahead with their own energy and tax proposals in the face of President Fords temporary retreat on key parts of his energyconservation pro PHNOM Cam bodia AP Rocket at tacks halted all commercial flights at Phnom Penhs airport but the American airlift of ammunition and gasoline continued WASHINGTON AP Oilrich Iran will buy eight nuclear power plants from the United States over the next five years as part of a trade agreement that was described as the largest Brownwood Bulletin TwentyEight Today Th ree Sections Texas March 1975 121 Ten Cents dolly Sunday Twentyfive Cents Blanket hearing reset March 14 The hearing slated Friday on a suit contesting a bond election in the Blanket Rural High School District has been postponed until March The postponement was granted by District Judge William Breedlove at the request of the contestants John Gleaton of The filed by Claud Frank Jerry Whatley and Neil charges election irregularities in voter procedure and ballot Results of the election in dicated passage of a bond issue by a 123 to 117 vote of taxpaying and by a 22 to 13 vote of nontaxpaying The suit was filed In a response filed by Blanket school trustees the school district charges the contestants failed to comply with election code provisions and incorrectly identified the school system as an in dependent creating William Bell is representing the school district and Ernest county is representing the state in the Speed bill heads for final vote By LEE JONES Associated Press Writer AP Spon sors of a bill making it relative ly inexpensive to break the 55 milesperhour speed limit law learn today whether their two vote majority remained Also hoping the night had not withered a close vote into defeat was Dan D sponsor of a bill safeguarding confidences shared with clergymen from forced disclosure in The House advanced the two measures after long debate setting up final votes Senate action also would be planned to go back to work on a bill requiring the purging of voter registration lists every two The speed limit bill won pre liminary approval 71 Its provisions Included a maximum court driving between 55 and the pre1973 limit of 70 Speeding tickets with in that range would not go on ones driving record and could not be used to increase a driv ers car insurance In Tuesdays oppo nents declared the bill would encourage defiance of a law that saved 650 lives in 1974 and is designed to reduce con sumption of motor What you are doing is you are consigning a certain num ber of people to injury and death who would not die if you vote the other said Neil But John a de clared it was a reasonable re sponse to federal blackmail that would withhold million a year in highway aid funds if Texas failed to continue the 55 Lets stand up and be count ed for Texas he Kubiaks bill would modify the longstanding rule that al lows a Judge to compel a clergymans testimony about information received in con fidence if necessary to a prop er administration of Kuwait ready to sieze oil BOXING BASKETBALL Brownwood Junior High School wfll glove basketball Participating In the game win from present a physical education program Thursday night in the left Ricky John McCIusky and Brian junior high gym Involving both boys and girls of all three grade Bulletin Photo The ninth grade PE boys will play in an exhibition boxis CIA chief acknowledges lawmakers mail opened By DAVID MARTIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP The Central Intelligence Agency kept a file on Bella which included infor mation obtained by opening her private CIA Director Wil liam Colby acknowledged to A considerable amount of matter in your file should not be in Colby conceded to the congresswoman as he provided her with a copy of the which the agency has kept on her activities since In that the congress woman she represented various entertainers as a pri vate attorney before the now defunct House UnAmerican Acitites But there are certain as pects which are legitimate in this Colby He testi fied before a House subcom mittee about a long list of files that the agency keeps on Colby particularly defended including in the file the con gresswomans contacts in 1972 with members of the Provision al Revolutionary Government of South or Viet It is perfectly proper for the CIA to follow the acts of that Vietnamese Col by He told the congress woman We were not following The file also detailed Abzugs appearances at anti war rallies in the United Colbys appearance at the subcommittee came as leaders of the Senate investigation of the CIA and other in telligence operations reported they got a qualified pledge of cooperation from President Chairman Frank D and John R of the Senate Select Com mittee mounting the inquiry told newsmen after meeting with Ford that the President expressed the desire to aid but would weigh their re quests for information on a casebycase Right now its the position I would expect the President to Church One killed in mishap One man was dead and a woman injured in a traffic accident around 11 near the BrownColeman county line between Bangs and Santa Anna on John of died shortly before noon today at the emergency room of Brownwood Community Hospital following the two vehicle Lilly Head of Gold was reported in good condition at the The two reportedly were in separate vehicles involved in the Details of the accident were not immediately known this ALGIERS AP Kuwait has decided to take over 100 per cent of all the foreign oil companies operating its huge the official Algerian news agency said quot ing Kuwaits oil Ab delmoutaleb Kazimi told the agency the companies have been sum moned to open negotiations next week on the details of the transfer of ownership of the petroleum and gas to the Ku waiti state and Kazimi is attending the cur rent summit conference of the 13nation Organization of Petro leum Exporting Countries and could not be immediately reached to confirm the Kuwait is the worlds fourth largest petroleum exporter and a founding member of It previously took over 60 per cent of the holding of British Petroleum and the Gulf Oil whose Kuwait production peaked at barrels a day in From this moment Ka zimi the Kuwaiti state has become owner of the total ity of the shares held up to now by the two namely 40 per Ku waits petroleum has returned to its rightful which will permit us to elaborate a truly national petroleum policy without any foreign inter National leaders of most of the OPEC states were meeting today to complete a solemn declaration of principles they think should govern longterm relations with their They may include in the declar ation some of the points made by Algerias President Houari Boumedienne In a speech open ing the conference on The Algerian leader proposed a freeze in the real price of oil until 1980 provided the in dustrialized countries take part in a massive program of for the developing He also proposed a special OPEC fund of billion to help countries in economic dif ficulties pay their sharply In creased The drafted by a preparatory meeting of fi nance and foreign ministers last is to be published at the end of the threeday summit probably on Boumediennes 70minute speech also included a denun ciation of Secretary of State Henry without mentioning him by and an attempt to drive a wedge between the United States and Western It appears that those who favor a policy of confrontation are playing the leading roles on the political stage of the Boumedienne BROWNWOOD AREA Mostly fair through Thur sday except for morning cloudiness and possible Warmer tonight and Low tonight in the high Thursday in the Maximum temperature here Tuesday overnight low Sunset today sunrise Thursday Goodwin running for school board TRC authority rejected by court AUSTIN AP The state Supreme Court ruled tv today that Texas Railroad Com mission hai no power to aet aaldf natural gas contracts be tween LoVaca Gathering and Texas Utilities Fuel TWCO and Tht rullai via JmUcf Rutl Walker take part because his wife aojne ahaxts of stock in The Jtpage opinion was w loaf and the high court ob vtWfJy COBiiOjatad it taper tajrtttiatittooktheuwiaualatep of distributing a apodal memorandum on the The ruling reversed lower court judgments which held that the commiisionwhich regulates Texas1 oil and gas in dustryhad the power to ap portion natural gas in times of The commission his Juris diction to regulate and appor tion the sak and diapoaitton at gas owned by etch utility so as to protect the public the court does not mean that ttwgai in Texaiii under the full control of the the court The commission may not determine title to the title to or operate retroactively upon a transfer of the the memorandum and the commission is without power to set aside Theae pow ers art functions of the The opinion also noted that tin court would not direct the fnmmiulnn how it aWFW PJ WBlWHBaiPp cWcally carry out ito San Antonio and the Lower Colorado River Author ity brought the suit to foice the fymjnlasifln to cancel LoVaca contracts with TUFCO and oth ers to provide those cities and the LCRA the gas proposed by their The Supreme Court ruled that the commission had the power to consider the gas shortage on a statewide but wai not required to deal with the prob lem piecemeal as it might feet Auatin and San Antonio and LCRA San Antonio and LCRA filed suit after the com mission insisted that it had no authority to aaidt LoVaoaa contract with TUFCO and oth The Inflation Fighter Ftitherfoot taktt ovtr Develop a new technique in Instead of being a thoughtless pretend there is an egg between your foot and the A gentle touch oil the accelerator saves more gasoline than any other single method of economy New PickltdpltMtrt Dont throw pickle juice away when youve finished the Sweet pickle juice can be used to marinate whole beets and fresh pieces of Dill pickle juice can be used to illlt Hoone Ku miltino iirunit 0r0pn hpans in marinate mock dilly beans container of dill pickle by putting uncut green beans in Henry Goodwin of 2100 12th an nounced today he will be a candidate for place 6 on the Brownwood Independent School District board of trustees in the April 5 The Santa Anna native has lived in Brownwood since is an employe of the Santa Fe Railroad and ia the father of three daughters and one who la a student at Brownwood High Don Clements has already announced his candidacy for place I on the Brownwood school Outgoing place I board msrabar is John who will not atek reetecttoa became his will take him out4etate Inter this Brownwood hai a good school and Im In terested In program Goodwin laid taaa A i   

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