Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 17, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT B3RD YEAR, NO. 304 PHONE 673-4211 ABILENE, TEXAS, EVENING, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Prea (If) By ELIJE RUCKER Charlie Rich Speakers Loud, Agrees Cooley Q. Next lime you lalk (o Joe Cooley, find out why Iliey have lo (urn Iliosc speakers up so loud. Al Hie Charlie Ilicli show, we could barely hear llic singers because IIic instrument speakers were turned up so high. The sound would luwe been just rlghl tor somchoil.v sil- ling in Ihc parking lol. Do Hie cnlcrtain- crs Insist on Ihls? A. Yes. Cooley says Iliey brought their own sound syslcm, even though the one at the coliseum'would have been adequate and Hie sound operators al Hie coliseum sel the volume just exactly as Hie entertainers in- slmclcd them to. Cooley' thought it was prclly loud too, said lie mentioned il to Jlieh's booking agent. Hut since Cooley deals directly wilh Hie hookers, nol Ihc mu- sicians, it the bookor can'l gel the message across, he says frankly he just doesn't know of anything that can be done. Apparently some cnlcrlainers just like a lol of volume. Next lime try a phone booth in the lobby. the door slml Hie sound is about right. Q. Now llic Itefcreiicc Slaff at the library needs some help. We have a palron who wauls Ihc addr'.'ss of Hie World Foolball League and we can'l lind It anywhere. A. Well this is a switch, you usually find answers for Aclion Line. But tell your pa- tron to write Hie league at '4209 MacArlhur Blvd., Newport Beach, Calif. 921500. It took us so long to find the address wo were beginning lo think (he mighty was operating out of a.closel. Q. A few years ago, eily oflicials ur- gently sponsored ii hond issue lo build llnhhard Creek Lake. One of Hie big selling points, aside from water for (he tlly, was lo keep IT. I'lianlom Lake nl a normal water level so Iliat of Alillcnc would have a wonderful rccrca- lion place U> camp, liont and tisli. The water is so low lual it's a dread- ful place lo look al. Very few private boal docks can be used and slnck grazes on the south portion. Coulitn'l have a Jew feel from llnbbanl1-' A. Not likely, says Vic Jaeggli, general manager or West Central Texas Municipal Water District, because Hie main purpose of llnbbard is nol lo maintain the water level al I'lianlom for recreation purposes. Nol lhat recreation isn'l important but this isn't Ihc prime purpose ot the lake. The lake is [or water supply in case of drouth. Both lakes were purposely bnill quite large "to hold water during low rainfall peri- ods. Jaeggli says people living around llubbard like Ihcir lake level as high, as possible and if he started shining walcr to Phantom, the llubbard people would complain. Also he says water quality is a lilllc beller in Phan- tom and he's not an.vious to mix it until he lias lo. Furthermore and maybe foremost, is Hie Ircmcndons expenses involved in pumping water from one lake to another. It would be a waste lo shift water when il's nol neces- sary at this lime. Q. What's Hie minimum age. children tun go .school in Abilene vvlllioiiL liv- ing Milh a'legal, guardian? Is (Here any cost? A. Every student enrolled in public schools must live wilh a parent or guardian, under stale law. And il makes sense when you think about il if a child gels sick or hurt, somebody has to call for medical at- tention and someone has lo answer for each child. Of course, if the child is 18, he'can answer for himself, bill this is an exception- al case, hnmllr-d on an individual basis and should be worked oul wilh Hie Pupil Ac- counting Office in the school administration building. Hilly Earles, director of special programs for Abilene Public Schools, says Ihc stale transfer policy stales lhat students should attend school in the district where their par- ents or legal guardian reside, otherwise they must transfer before May 1 preceding the I'all term liicy wish lo enroll in another district. The receiving dislricl has Hie nghl lo approve or disapprove any transfers and may charge a tuition nol lo exceed Hie difference between cost al that particular grade level Ihe preceding year and ihc amount reimbursed by Ihc state. Thus cost per child in elementary level lasl year was S616 subtract from lhat whal Ihe sellout syslem gets from Hie state and it leaves This amount is charged 10 a transfer as tuition. Grades 7 through 9, tuition is 5253; in higli school, il's Address lo Action Line, 30, Abilene, Texas 19601. Names wijl mil be used but qucslion's must be signed and addresses given. Please include Id- cphone numbers If possible._______' Towering Cargo This truck didn't slop as it approached an overpass on Durham. N. C., but il slowed to a-'trflwl ami the passengers, who must be used cluck- their beads] (AP Wirephoto) ed Shooting of Young Man Apparent 'Zebra' Attack Ily LINDA KRAMER Associated Press Writer SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A young man was gunned down in Hie street Tuesday night in whal police said appeared lo be the 18th random attack on whiles by one or more black assailants. The lalcsl victim in the so- culled "Zebra" shootings was Nelson T. Shields IV, 23, who was fatally wounded by a gun- man who sliol him in the back al point-blank range. "It looks like anolher Jiebra said Police Inspector Gus Coreris, referring io Ihe police code name for (he case. A lolal of 12 persons have been killed and six wounded since lasl November. In even case, Ihc victims were- white and Ihc assailant was black. Other similarities to pre- vious shootings were Hie weapon used, a .32-calihcr pis- tol, and the apparent lack motivation. no motive." Corer- is lold reporters al the uccne. "A guy just cumcs over lo help move carpel and winds up dead." Shields, the son of On Pont Co. executive in Wilmington., was shnl Hire climes out- side a home in a quiet residen- tial slrccl where be had come with a friend to pick up a rug. The sliooling in the Ingleside District was several miles from Ibe Western Addition area where mosl of the pre- vious shootings look place. A neighbor who heard llw shnls told police she saw black man running up I' slreet. Jonathan May of .Mill Val- ley, who accompanied Shields, said he was in Ihe house when the shooting took place and Shields was outside making room for the rug in their sta- tion wagon. "I had been in (the house) nbnul Iwo minutes when T heard three rapid saiil 3Iay. "I turned around and looked out. Nelson wtis lyini; Miss Hearst Viewed As 'Common Criminal U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nnlional Wralher Service (Weather Mop, Pg 3A) AND VICINITY [10 mile Coriirnucd fair taday and 1o- nichl. Some calchy, lov.' cloL-dincis oroLjr.tf sunrl'c Thursday. Partly durirq 1he dov Thursday. Groduof Irf-r.d Ihrcuqh Thursday, southerly 12 lo moli lodav and Icnlqh', soufrv.vcslcrty 15 lo 15 mpli Thursday. HT'I lodav PET ED, lo-.v lonlqhl lov.er iOs and 1ho high Thursday In Hie mid-FOs. Hiph and low lor ?J hours crdinq 9 Hlch and jarre dole last year; iS in Hie street. I didu'l see Ihe assailant." Police said Hie'gunman ap- parently approached Shields on foot and shot him in Ihe back as he bent over Ihe lail- gale of the car. Shields, a former sluclcnl nt "i Geneni. bad been lacrosse earlier in Ihe day. His uniform was soaked wiih blood when authorities arrived and declared liim dead. The police manhunt, code named "Operation was sleppcd up this week fol- lowing an attack on two while leeiiagers Sunday. The two were seriously wounded ;by a ?unman who walked up lo them and opened fire from a distance of less than 5 feel. A .Salvation Arniv eadpl was killed and his female compan- ion wounded April 1. Four per- sons were killed and one wounded on cily streets within a two-hour period Jan. 28. Uc- Iwccn Nov. 28 and Dec. 22 six persons were killed and two others wounded. A reward lias been pill up by several groups Ihe public's help in caplnrini; the one or more gunmen res- ponsible in the five-moniii shooting spree. WASHINGTON (A PI Ally. Gen. William B. Saxbe said today lie is convinced thai Palricia Hearst -'was not a reluctant participant" in San Francisco bank robbery and that he considers her a common criminal. Saxhe lold reporters at iiis weekly news conference that he was expressing his person- al views aboul the 20-year-old newspaper heiress reported kidnaped by the Symbioncsc Liberation Army mure than (.wo months ago. Saxbc said he believes Ihc FBI would be justified in breaking into a-dwelling to capture Miss Ilcarsl and Sl.A members. "The entire group we're lalking'aboul are common cri- Saxbc said. Asked if lie was including Miss Hearst in that description, he replied, "Miss Hearst is part of il." In response lo questions about the bank robbery. Saxbe Nomination Of Simon Seen Today WASHINGTON (API Thc House is cxpecled to make today the oil delayed an- nouncement (it President Nix- on's nomination of Federal Energy Chief William Simon lo be Treasury secretary. If confirmed Hie Semite, Simon, a millionaire former Wall Slrccl bond dealer, would succeed George .Shullz. who ds- narls next months afler five years 'as a key Nixon adminis- tration official. Unlike Sluiltz, Simon is not an economist. But he earned high marks from the While House for his brisk, sometimes brusk, handling of Hie energy adviser's posl lie was given (our mouths ago. TCven before resigna- tion was formally disclosed weeks ago, Simon had emerged as Ihe front runner for Ihc Cab- inet posl. He had joined Treas- ury as a deputy secretary 17 months ago and had become Shultz's top aide before assum- ing command of the federal government's response lo Ihe energv crisis. On Wall Street, Simon had amassed fortune estimated at about S3 million bill sold his holdings when he joined Ihe government. He Iras described himself as basically conservative with :i dislike of government controls. But Iiis role in Ihe energy crisis showed lie could be flexible on this issue. In llic energy job. lie earned a reputation as a efficient, pro- digious worker who on occasion displayed something (if a tem- per, fn fact, some Energy Of- fice aides quit quil becai'ss of tongue-lashings reportedly ad- ministered by Simon. Shullic, Hie man he replaces, ininod the Nivnn administration in January 1SC9 as Labor Secre- tary. Later he moved In the While House as director of t'nc Office of Manascmcnl aiul Budget and Iwo years ago was nominated Treasurv secre- tary, lie also has held'the title of assistant to (lie Prnildrisl, and. as such, has been Nixon's premier economic advisor. said, ''It would appear to me thai she was nol a reluclanl participant in Ibis robbery. My personal conclusion is that she was not a reluclanl partic- ipant. There's room for others to say she was coerced mln il, the two guns pointed al her and so on." Earlier. Miss Hearst's fian- ce said he believes Ihc RLA contrived the bank holdup in which she carried a carbine lo make people think she had joined llic terrorist group. Steven Weed, 2C. lold report- ers Tuesday that Monday's bank licisl, in which two per- sons were wounded and MO.G9D was stolen, was de- signed "lo gel people lo be- lieve slic is convened without having lo let her go." lie also said be believed Miss Hearst "is being nropaganda victory of Path's conversion, and if she's killed, it will end everything." Weed said Miss Hearst, 20, appeared sick and exhausted in Hie photographs taken auto- matically by cameras in the bank Monday. She was accom- panied by three while women and a bluck man. Police Mortimer Mc- Inerney also said the holdup may have been slagcd by Ihe SLA lo "show off Pally Hearst as TI member of their ranks.'' Meanwlillc. John Kelly, wlui heads the FIJI office here, said thr SLA could have forced Miss Hearst lo partici- pate in the robbery by threat- ening to harm her or her tain- ily. may have been under all kinds of lie said. could have said they were goiiif! lo try lo kidnap her sister or something. Whn knows what they lold Patricia's father, Randolph A. Hearst, returned Tuesday from a 10-day rest in La Mexico, and 'lold reporters lie had no idea whether Iiis daughter was coerced into joining the bank robbery. "Sixty days ago, she was a lovely child; GO days later a picture of her in a bank ro'j- said Hearst, president and' editor of the San Francis- co l.'.xaminer. Topes Control Charge Denied WASHINGTON fAP) Tile White House lias denied a charge Ilial control over presi- dential lapes and documents bearing.on Watergate is held by a While House Counsel J. lfrcd Buzliardl and nol Hie President's special Watergate defense lawyer. The charge was made on Tuesday by Cecil Emerson, a 39-year-old lawyer who left Ihe slaff of special defense coun- sel James D. St. Clair Iwo weeks ago to return lo private practice in Dallas, Tex. said Buzhanil "hns cus- tody and control of the lapes and White House documents in the Watergate matter." lie called B'.izhardl "a political man." Emerson, said Hie, situation has created frustration wilhin the staff of SI. Clair, who was appointed lo represent the President in Ihe Watergate mailer and the House Judici- ary Commillce's impeachment probe. The Los Angeles Times quoted SI. Clair as saying of Kmcrson's statement: "He said all thai? frnm bis posture, I wouldn't know how he knew. The President de- cides whal's released and nol anyone else." Asked ahoul St. Clair's sla- tus, White House press secre- tary Ronald L. Jlieglcr said he is "very p.iuch in control of Ihc operation. The President loiiks to him for ad- vice." He said (here is lolal coop- eration between St. Clair and Huzhardl. just have to consider the source of the statements" made by F.merson, said Zic- glcr. Special Watergate Prosecu- tor Leon Jaworski asked the U.S. District Courl Tuesday lo issue a subpoena for tapes of White House conversations, lie said he had tried unsuc- cessfully In oblain access to the materials through SI. Clair but had received no response. The are being sought lor use in Hie trial of John N. Mitchell, If. R. Haldcmau and John D. Elirlichmrm and four others in Hie Watergate cover- up. Prep School NCO Wins 96th Title ergale investigators in return for favorable court treatment, despite apparent financial dif- ficuliy. However, the Times said one close friend staled em- phatically lhat Ehrlichmaii would indeed settle wilh Ihe Watergate prosecution on a single reduced charge. IChrlichman has been indict- ed by a federal grand jury in Washington, D.C., on charges arising from Ihe 1071 break-in al (he California office of Dan- iel Ellsbcrg's psychiatrist. He also is charged with perjury in Los Angeles in connection with Hie break-in. Sgl. Charles Johnson. 3S, of Foil Worth, is the flGlh llomb Wing's Outstanding Airman ot Hie Year for As the Outstanding Airman, Sgl. Johnson is in competition with other 15th Air Force nomi- nees. The 1.5th Air Force selec- tees will then compete for Stra- tegic Air Command honors. SAC wili submit 10 nominees (o be considered by an Air force board. The Air Force board will select Ihe 12 Out- standing Airman who will be in- vited to attend the Air Force Assn. convention in Washington Sept. 15-19. A !7-YKAK All! Force veter- an, Sgt. Jonhnson served as chief dispatcher for the DGlh Transportation Squadron until December 1WS, when he se- lected lo be the non-commis- sioned officer in charge of the Dycss XCO Preparatory School, a position he Mill holds. He was selected for Ibis posi- tion for his "outstanding mili- tary hearing and said Ciipt. I.oy A. Singleton, prep school commandant. As prep school NCOIC, Sgl. Johnson is responsible for super- vising Hie instruction of your first term sergeants in subjects designed lo prepare them lor in- T.SGT. CIURLKS JOHNSON Airman of Year lor '73 creased rcsponsibbly. SC.T. JOHNSON enlisted in the Air Force in May 1057. For three years before that he was in the Navy and his lasl assign- mcnl was that of an aircraft mechanic at Harber's Point Na- val Air Station, Hawaii. Sgl. Johnson married Hie for- mer Bessie L. Jessie of Fort Worth. They have Ihrec chil- dren. Marcus. 13; Marx, 12; and Pamela, 7.