Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 9, 1974, Abilene, Texas
gbflem WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93HD YEAR, NO. 296 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, APRIL, 9, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Pren Nixon 'Funeral Summitry' Angers French PARIS (AP) The French press and radio reacted wilh anger and indignation to Pres- ident Nixon's "funeral sum- mitry" last weekend. The papers admitted, how- ever, that Nixon's meetings wilh foreign lenders after Hie memorial service for Presi- dent Georges Pompidou un- derlined tlie continuing leader- ship of tlic United Stales in Western Europe. The newspaper Figaro said French officials found Nixon's behavior "a display of su- preme lack of tact." The con- servative daily ran a cartoon showing Nixon enthroned, his feet resting on a black-edged death notice, receiving hom- age from kneeling, barefoot Europe. But Figaro added, "It is un- deniable that Nixon, with his political genius, marvelously succeeded in taking advantage of the paralysis lo which the tragic disappearance of Georges Pompidou has con- demned French diplomacy." After attending a requiem mass for (he laic French pres- ident, Nixon received leaders of Britain, West Germany, Oie Soviet Union, Japan, Denmark and llaly at the (J. S. ambas- sador's residence. On several occasions he also plunged into sidewalk crowds to .shake hands and trade banter. Le Monde, in a front-page editorial headed "The Nixon said, "Whether one is pleased or not, whether one agrees or not, the supremacy of the United Slates is at home everywhere. "Why should the 'American Presence' in Europe be dis- cussed when it is sufficient for the chief of llic While House no matter how much he is contested at home lo show himself for Ihe Iruth about Ihe relative power of nations, of superiority or inferiority, to be spread out in broad daylight." "In (he absence of a Year of Europe the American presi- dent had his Weekend of Eu- wrote France Soir. There was no official com- ment from the government, but a commenlator on the government radio network said, ".It cannot be said of Nixon that courtesy is a quali- ty which chokes him." He added that Ihe President's summilry "shocked" French officials. By EIJJ.B RUCKEH Photography Change Viewed at Coliseum (1- My husband and I attended the Charlie Ilich show at the coliseum, bought (fir mosl expensive lickcls avail- llic we couldn't even sec Charlie llich iinlll about Ihe Ililnl number and 'hen only once In awhile. We couldn'l sec because (lie people, crowded llic aisles wilh their cameras trying lo gel picliircs of (he performers. We rtiin'l intend lo pay Sli for a ticket to anything I here again, we'll just move upstairs to get away from all the pho- tographers. II was must lUslracling- The people who crowded on the floor probably came from the cheapest seals in liousc. anil had a better place than anybody else. Please check into Iliis, sec if (here Isn't n way (o slop all Iliu picture taking Inllie coliseum during performances. A. We've had several calls besides your letter. Coliseum Manager Joe Cooley is con- cerned about it and thinks il's serious, lie hasn't decided just what he'll do, but plans lo talk with oilier coliseum managers lo see how they've handled it. Not only is it dis- tracting to the audience, Cooley says the entertainers don't like it either. He doesn't feel the people in tlie upper Itvcl are to blame since he has ushers at (he entrance to the arena floor, hill he is concerned about II. says it's entirely possi- ble Hint bv the next show Iho coliseum will Irve a policy Hint the audience may shoot pictures only from their seals. Q. About a year ago Action Lin-; re- ported dial the Incal cable TV company was Iliinkintr about piping In Ihe Spanish language station from San Antonio. Have thcv given further consideration to this idea? A. San Anlonio, Channel 4-1, an all-Span- ish station, will definitely he added in ap- proximately six months, says TV Cable Manager Robert Hinshaw. Q. Surely N. 1st and Willis is fine of the bir-'if.sl intersections in Abilene. Surely it is one of Ihe most frustrating. Why docs it nnl have ilirccllonal traffic liirlils so traffic from N. IVIllis can turn loft onto N. 1st in a safe manner? 1 avoid llic intersection as much as possi- ble. A. Traffic Engineer Bud Taylor agrees, hut says ho can't do anything about it over- night 'because adding a left (urn signal would necessilalc a change in the light cycle length. When (lie cycle length is changed at Ihe one intersection, every light on N. and S. 1st will have lo be changed lo keep the lights synchronized. It would even affrci Hie lights downtown. Taylor is working on it, says increase in Iraffie volume al that in- tersection demands a left turn signal but he hasn't gollen the engineering aspects worked out yet. Q. I saw the movie "Snpcnlad" and loved the song that Mas sung at the beginning ami during the wedding. My sister's pelting married soon and I'm to sing al Ihn wedding. I'd love lo sing dial song. C'onW yon please tell me the name of it and where I can order il? A. "These are the Best sun? by Bobby Goldsboro, was the theme song. We'd guess that's Ihe one you're looking for or il could lie "When I'm Near You." Neither arc available yet in sheet music. If they should become overnight hits, then sheet music would be published but by lhal lime your sisler will be a Mrs. You might, as a last dilch measure, wrile Goldsboro at Hobby Goldshoro Music, 025 W. Millwood Dr., Nashville, Tenn. 3720D. Address questions (o Action I.lnc, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79GIM. Names will not be nsrd lull questions must he signed and addresses given. Please include tcl- cnuonc numbers if possible. Probers Claim Gas Gadgets Don't Work By MB MONROK Associated Press Writer "Save up lo 2 gallons of gas every hour you're on Ihe high- "Burn water in your car...up lo 5 more miles per gallon." "Amazing new ignition acli- vator...multiplies spark to give belter gas mileage." Those claims for three de- vices advertised in an automo- live parts catalog are typical of the benefits promised nio- torisls by companies-that sell so-called gas savers. tu a lime of shortages and higher gasoline prices, pro- moters of such devices appear to have increased their sales efforts in some stales. But do the gadgets really deliver? "I don'l know of anything that motorists can altach that will iniprovc their mileage a significant says aii- lomotive engineer; Bob Knoll, head of Consumers Union's auto lest division. The Pennsylvania Bureau of Consumer Protection has is- sued a general warning to mo- torisls to be wary of claims that various gadgcls will ini- provc gas mileage. And slalc attorneys general in California, Arkansas, Kan- sas and Minnesota have looked inlo the advertising of various manufaclurers. In some cases they have taken or Ibrealened legal action over the claims. Particularly popular among manufacturers Ibis year are devices thai mix waler wilh [he gasoline. A shop near Albany, N.Y., reported inslalling about 300 such devices which it guaran- tees will increase a car's mi- leage from IA to 5 miles per gallon, It cosls plus installation. "They're going like gang- said a spokesman for the shop. A spokesman for General Motors, however, said Us engi- neers "know of no fuel econo- my benefits from water injec- tion." Water injection was used in some World War II fighter planes, but the purpose was lo prevent prcignition under heavy loads and not to obtain economy, the GM spokesman said. The Arkansas state allorney general tesled a water injec- tion device sold in Arkansas and concluded it was "worth- less and does not perform as the manufacturer advised." Consumers Union has nol tested any gas savers this year, but in 1971 il checked a highly advertised device known as (he G.T. Knorgy Chamber and found that it "did essentially nothing." In 1572, the Consumer's Union checked the Paser Mag- num which was being heavily promoted in Texas and Cali- fornia and again found the lest results 'were virtually the same with or without the ?29.95 device. One device that bolh Knoll and the major automobile manufacturers say can help in achieving fuel economy is a vacuum gauge. It tells the driver whether he is using the engine efficiently. White House Tape Reply Awaited Today Campus Survey When some of tlie heavy classroom material al. Harclin- Simmons University started going over Steclman Gra- ham's head, right, he decided lie had heller sLarl standing a little taller. Checking the campus with Graham is Max Invin, director of H-SU'S lloody Cen- ter. Actually, the senior II-SU baskclhall player was practicing Monday with stilts for a promotional stunt next week. (Staff Photo by Jonny Cates) By JOHN BECKMHl Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The House Judiciary Commillce is waiting for a promised reply from the White House lo ils request for tapes of 42 presi- dential conversations. Chairman Peter W. I'odino Jr. D-N'.J., has scheduled a c o in in i 11 c c meeting for Wednesday or. Thursday lo deal wilh the question of a subpoena if today's' reply is unsatisfactory. In a lellcr released by Rodi- no Monday, jam.es D. SI. Clair, President Nixon's chief impeachment 1 a w y c r, said lhat despite progress in recent weeks Ihe dispute lias not been resolved. "I am hopeful lhat contin- ued joint efforts will result in a solution of the complex and lime-consuming problems in- herent in this he said, indicating the White House is not prepared lo sur- render all 42 presidential con- versations the committee wants. The committee last week set a dea'dlinc of today for a yes or no answer from the While House as lo whether it will give up the tapes, which were requested last Feb. 25. There is a possibility thai partial compliance bv the White House will be sufficient to head-off the confrontation lhat would be produced by Ihe issuance of a subpoena. Commitlcu Counsel John Doar disclosed last week that the committee is willing to ac- cept initially only (hose tapes St. Clair says arc relevant lo the impeachment Inquiry. One of the chief objections raised by tlie White House has been that the committee request Assassination Fears Plague Kennedy BONN (AP) -Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, considered a front-runner in the 1976 presi- dential campaign, said in an interview today he is bothered by fears of assassination. Asked by Ihe West German newspaper P.ild Xeilung if members of his family want him to be president, the Mas- sachusclls Democrat replied: ".My God, no. After what hap- pened to my two brothers, they arc very much afraid." Asked if he was afraid, Ken- nedy said: "To be honest, yes. But if I Ihought about it loo much. I wouldn't be able to funclion." Then he added, "I would Ix; crazy if I completely ignored Ihe danger." Kennedy ilew biick lo Wash- President Tours Tornado Damage WASHINGTON (A P) President Nixon left today on what the White House de- scribed as a quick trip to view Ihe lornado-damaged areas in (he vicinity of hardest-hit Xe- nia, Ohio. SWIEP OUT THOSE UNUSED ITEMS SWEEP IN CASH! WHS A WEEK-ENDER WANT AD 15 WORDS 3 DAYS Save Additional wards 15f each No phone orcfcn Cash in advance Deadline 3 pm Thursday No refund illLEHE REPORTER -HEWS 60 His presidential jet left An- drews Air Force base at a.m. for the trip lo Wright- Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio. from there, he planned lei helicopter lo Xenia to view the tornado-stricken areas and the recovery cfforls underway by federal and local authorities. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development .lames Lynn and Tom Dunne, admin- istrator of Ihe Federal Disas- ter Assistance Administration, were to accompany the Presi- dent. Deputy Press Secretary Ger- ald L. Warren, who announced the presidential trip less than two hours before departure lime, said Ihe President would return directly lo Washington alter his lour of Ihe tornado area. Rep. Clarence J. Brown, R-Ohio, was to join the Pres' dent al the Air Force base and return lo Washington on the presidential jet. ington today afler two days of talks wilh West German lead- ers. ife said he had not made a final decision on wnelher to seek the Democralic parly's presidential nomination. "I'm slill mulling it over day and iiighl. I will make a final decision in Ihe summer of 197.1" Kennedy sidcslcppcd a ques- tion asking whether he fa- vored Impeaching President Nixon, but did say lie believed "impeachment proceedings will be introduced." He denied lhal Nixon's al- leged involvement in the Wa- tergate affair had weakened Inist between European na- tions and the United States. relations are nol dependent upon he said. On Ihe the delerioralion nf relations between Europe and the United Slates, Kennedy mainlained lhat Europe was "freeing itself from absolule dependency. This Irritates Ih.c U.S.A. R makes America crili- cal and distrustful. As a good basis for further cooperation, we should have mutual re- spect and Irusl, consult one another and keep continuous, intensive contacts." The senator accused Secre- lary of Slale Henry A. Kissin- ger o[ weakening U.S.-Europc- an ties while decreasing ten- sions between Ihe United States and China and the Sovi- et Union. "He. forgot that Ihe basis of our strength is Ihe Atlantic, al- liance and our friendship with Kennedy asserted. In response to about his private life, Kennedy emphatically denied that lie and his wife Joan were plan- ning to divorce. On the recov- ery of his young son, Teddy, who had his cancerous right leg amputated, Ihe senator said "Ihe doctors arc very op- timistic "The worst part was lo ex- plain lo this lively child what was happening to Kennedy recalled. WEATHErT U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Naliorrol Weather Service (Wealher PfJ. 9A) ABILENE AND VICINITY (lOmlle radius) Moslly loir and v.armer V.'tdnoitfay. Soulrierly winds IS la 50 mrji Increds-'og on Ilinh 1oday i" 'Oi- tenlqht In Ihr mid High In the 801. Hin'i ami tow for 24 houri frndim 9 c.m.: 69 and Higli ard lo.v same (Jala last veer: !4 ond 25. Sur.sct la'.l night: sunrise lodoy: sunsel lortight: covers conversations having nothing to do wilh impcacha-. ble offenses. The oniiiiilli'c would retain Ihe right lo demand all the lapes it originally requested, bul a promise by St. Clair to- day to deliver some of them should ease Ihe pressure for immediate issuance of a sub- poena. Rodino is also being put un- der pressure by some Republi- can members to permit a vote this week on the procedures the commitlce will follow in handling the evidence gath- ered by the impeachment staff. Rodino and Doar would like lu keep Ibc procedure flexible unlil Ihe documentary evi- dence has been presented, but Republicans are demanding that the right of St. Clair to be present during tl.c presenta- tion be settled now. Rodino said the staff Is hav- ing a hard lime drafting the procedures and that they would not be readv for consid- eration unlil the second week afler Ihe Easter recess. A ma- jor problem, he said, is devis- ing a means of protecting the confidentiality of Ihe evidenca during ils presentation. At Monday's committee scs- sion Doar said be was "very, very fearful of the possibility of leaks." Front Far Away Forecasters at the National Weather Service said Tuesday lhat it's "loo early lo tell" what effect an approaching cold front will have on the Abilene area. Korccasler Darrcll Crawford said the extended forecast, which is actually a computer- ized weather analysis from Na- tional Weather Service head- quarters in Washington, D.C., is calling for a slight chance of Ihundershowcrs by Thursday. Crawford pointed out, howev- er, lhat tlie prediction is merely an "extended version" which docs nol take in all possibilities. Meanwhile two high pressure systems continue to circulate warm air over the area. Weath- er Service maps show one sys- tem centered near Texarkana; the other, in mid-Colorado, al I a.m. Tuesday. The approaching cold front at lhal tine, bisedcrt Nevada and extended southward I h r o n g h southern California. Move From San Antonio Asked by Henley Lawyers Officials View Drug Diversion Two ranking officials of the DPS Drug Diversion Unit and the Abilene agent say Abilene doesn't have much of a diversion prob- lem. Story, Page 1 B, NEWS INDEX Amusements 8A Bridqe IDA business Mirror 8B Classified 4-7C Comics 6B Editorials............... 4A Horoscope IOA Hosoitai Patients 9A Obituaries 8C Sports 1-3C To Your Good Hsciih......7B hearing April 22. liy JIM IlAltt.OW Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO. Tex. (AP) Lawyers lor Elmer Wayne Henley, 17, accused in llic Houston mass murders, asked today lhat his trial be onl of San Anlonio. They said the case had been too well reported here. The trial was shifleci here in January from Houston where the murders occurred because of the same defense com- plaint. Henley's lawyer, Will Gray, told Dislricl Court Judge Preston Dial thai he unable to proceed on a second motion asking that charges be dropped. He said shcrilt's deputies had unable lo subpoena a vi- lal witness. fudge Dial said he ivoulc. 'icar the trial move motion to- Jay and then set another TV Loq 8 TV Scout............... 8A Women'i Nevri...........3B The judge said he first would read documents bearing on Ihe news coverage before deciding whether lo hear wit- nesses on that issue. Henley is charged wilh mur- der in six of the 27 lie is scheduled to be tried here in Hie specitic slaying of Charles Cobble, 17, a neigh- bor. The second motion seeks lo have Hie indiclmenl dismissed because of what the lawyers called misconduct by Don I.ambright, a Harris County (Houston) assistant district at- torney. Gray asked that Judge Dial Ihrow out any evidence gathered by Lambrighl if he docs not dismiss the indict- ment. The defense lawyer told ludgc Dial that bambrignl .'.ad persuaded Robert Wcid- ncr, a former jail guard, to worm his way into Henley's confidence and relay informa- tion lo Ihe prosecution. "We expect to prove Ihis jailer communicated on nu- merous occasions wilh Don Lambrighl by telephone al various hours and that he developed confidences and passed on lo I.ambright attor- ney-client Gray said. Judge Dial said even if Gray proved his allegations, he would have to show whal evi- dence the prosecution devel- oped from the jail guard un- der the so-called "fruit ol the poisoned Ircc" doctrine. Lambright denied hrv had conspired with the guard and said it was his office which had Wcidncr indicted in an unrelated sodomy involv- ing anolher prisoner. Afler Wcidner was firM, il was learned that he had lakcn pictures of Henley and sent them lo a California lawyer. "lie tWcidncr) apparently saw some way lo make some Lambrighl said of the picture taking.