Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 22, 1974, Abilene, Texas
gfottew WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES' WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 309 PHONK 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 19.604, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 22, FACES IN THREli SECTIONS Associated Press 'Odd Ball' Big Puzzle OULEANS, La. (Att- Tlie origin of a 22-pound .slam- less steel ball found in Florida remains a puzzle, but "it's a nice, pleasant brain says an expert on unidentified flying objects. Dr. ,J. Allen Ilynek, chairman o[ (lie Department of Aslvono my at NbrLliweslern University in Evanslon, III., and former adviser to Hie Air Force on UI''Os, was one of five scien lists wlio examined the ball here over the weekend. Newsmen also looked at it, shook it anil heard a faint rattle. Terry Matthews, 21, of Jack- sonville, Ma., who found the ball near his home last month, brought the. ball here for in- spection. He claims the ball, which is G inches in diameter, hns moved by itself and made strange noises.. "None will go so far as to say ils he snid in an interview Sunday. "They would be imlling Ihcir scientific reputations on llie line." Ilynek said: "As as we've gone this far, I'd like to know how Ihd thing got there. I'm rather surprised thai with all Ihc publicity it's pollen, somebody hasn't Tossed uu and said, 'I know what it is.' gf By EUJE JHJCKKH Move Wrecked Cor, If Hazard Develops Q. I was In an accident the other day at an intersection. The oilier guy moved his car out of (he sired. When the policeman arrived, he told me 1 should linvc moved my car Ino. I called the Department uf Public Safety nboiil i! anil they said (lie same thing, that 1 should have moved my car. When I was In Driver's Ed, we Here lold lo leave our car, not to move it ;U all until after Ihc police, investigated or lold us lo move it. Who am I supposed to believe? A. We'd stick the police lo he on the safe side. Possibly you misinterpreted your Driver's Ed teacher. The law says you must slay at Ihc scene, but this means don't make a run for it and never return. Jack Hurst of Ihe Traffic Division of Abilene Police Department says when you have a wreck you're lo slop as soon as, possible and return lo the scone but the law docs nol specify you must place Ihc vehicle back where it was al the point ol impact. If the car is silling in a spot where il creates a hazard and could cause another accident, it's host, to move it out of the roadway, if it's driveablc, says Hurst. 0. I found a cassette tape which Is nol dated bul has some very interesting con- versations on it. It's important to my business lo know when thai lape was made. Is there anyway of dating a tape.' A Recording expert Jack Rurlord says no, you can't pinpoint the date il was recorded but you niighl come up with some idea if von found out when the cassette itself was manufactured. If Burford had more infor- mation such as the brand name, width of the reel he might lie able to help. He says he'll lell you all he can if you'll give him a call If you do manage lo get the dale of manufacture, you'll still be in the dark as far as when it was recorded unless mo cassette is quite new. Q. Jus! out of curiosity, does Abilene have a curlew'! I know nobotly's allowed In (he. parks aflcr midnight but I just wondered about a general ciirtciv. A We don't have one other than a.m'. curlew effective in all the city parks. n I saw an announcement on televi- sion' regarding sending to CAHE to (ml so many children. 1 want lo do Ihis bul didn'l get Ihe address where to scud II. Reckon you could gel It for me.' A .lust write CAKE al CGO 1st Avenue, New York 1M1B. Kveryc-iic's familiar with CAIIK yo" mightlike lo knoW "'6 .lands for Cooperative for American Ilcl.cl Everywhere. (J. How could I get an anthology of those "Love Is.. cartoons? A We know people who collect them but doubt they'd part with even one. Author Kim Casali published a collection of her cartoons a ycar'or so ago and Ihe hook was a item for awhile but died down in the last couple of months. Check the bookstores. If you can't find it, ask Ihc bookstore owner to order one from New American Library or drop a role to the auliior in care of I.o.s Angeles Times Syndicate, Los Angeles 30053, Address questions lo Action Line, Ilox 30, Abilene, Texas 73604. Names will lie used but questions must he signed and addresses given. Please Include (el- cplionc numbers if possible. Front Suddenly Gone A.-26-story commercial building is without, ils entire froni Monday after a gas explo- sion rocked Uic st.mel.ure, localed at 46th street between First and Second avenues near the United Nations in New York City. Al least 40 persons, mostly residents of nearby apartment buildings, were injured in the blast. (AP Wirephoto) 40 Hurt as Gas Blast Rocks Big NY Building NEW YORK (AP) Forty persons were injured today when a gas explosion rocked a 26-story commercial building on Manhattan's Easl Side, not far from (lie United Nations, authorities said. Most of the injured were in an adjoining luxury apartment building, the.Envoy Towers, which also houses llie consu- late general of Nepal and ils U.N. mission. Hellevue Hospital, where most of the injured were tak- en, reported lhal 33 persons were being treated for burns and smoke inhalation. A spokesman said eight persons wore seriously hurl. The explosion, shortly be- fore 7 a.m., touched off a thvec-alai'm tire, blew out win. (lows and storefronts for a two-block radius and shook the entire neighborhood. It was not known immedi- ately whether there were any occupants in the cmnmercud building. "It sounded like ait earth- quake and I thought il was the end of the said Maur- ice M. DeWall, a magazine ed-' itor who lives in a building across the street from Hie ex- plosion, which occurred al 312 K 46lh SI. "My windows were blown inward and (here is glass all over my pillow and my lie said. Carl Ragsdale, a free-lance movie maker asleep in a neighboring building, said Ihc Wast literally lifted him from Mother Nature Makes Quick Trip Over State Dy Tlic Associated Press Tornadoes inflicted damage and injuries in an awesome sweep from Ihe Texas Pan- handle through the north and northeast pails of Hie slate, and near-cloudbursls left still other areas awasli today. In sonic of the nastiest weather vet of Ihis spring sea- sou, Ihe Iwislers slashed hard- est al the Paris area in North Texas, where half a dozen per- sons suffered injuries. Police said none was hurt seriously. Seven homes were damaged. One of the funnel clouds writhed across lilossoiii, jusl east of Paris, and state police estimated properly loss there at One house was wrecked and another battered severely, along willi numerous small buildings. At least five other buildings were damaged on the south outskirts of Par- is. Near Alvord in Wise County a tornado hurled a barn onto U.S. 287 and caused a three- car pileiip iu which a woman was injured. Reports of slill other t.'visl- ers came from near Stratford in Ihe Panhandle, '10 miles northwest of Abilene, south- west of Stephcnvillc, north of Bedford, al Argylc, near Cul- his bed and the windows blew into his room. "It stared the bell out uf said Ragsdale, who add- ed he hadn't heard anything like it since serving in the Navy in World War II. As residcnls were evacuated from the Envoy Towers, at least three dozen persons, children among Ihcm, were seen bleeding from the head or body. The blast buckled Ihe doors of some of Ihe apartments in Ihe luxury building and resi- dents had lo break (heir way out to be evacuated from Ihe building. leyvillc, al CaiTolllon, north of Quitman, near at Dockwell, in the Detiton vicini- ty and southeast of Clfirks- villc. There was no indication they caused harm. As laic as 7 a.m. today many of the 88 counties from .Southwest iulo Northeast Tex- as remained under tornado alerts issued after midnight, and severe Ihunderslorm wuldies covered nearlv as much territory in llie general area. In addition, the National Weather Service reported del- uges of rain topping 4 indies dictated'flash Hood warnings iu many sections from South into North Central and iNiuih- east Texas. They said rainfall amounts of more than 2 inches, were common in many oilier localities. Police in (he village of Woodway near Waco said flooding occurred before day- light. Slrcets filled ami traffic came lo a standstill elsewhere as rain fell in blinding sheets in one area or another from Sunday evening past daybreak this morning. Radar delected downpours al a vale lopping 3 inches per hour in places. A cold front which lay along a line from llie Texas Panhan- dle southward across the PC- COS Hiver Valley was blamed for the storms. It was expect- ed to drift farther east and so.t off more showers and thunder- storms in East Texas while skies cleared over Die western half of the slate. Temperatures near (lawn ranged from -16 degrees Dalliarf'in llie Panhandle up lo 75 at llrownsville, Corpus Christi nud Victoria, with most readings in Ihc 50s In (ids. WHERE IT RAINED Twisters Elude Firm Sightings By OAKY li Reporter-News Staff Writer Since the front winch. lo Sunday's showers lias now mov- ed to the east, Abilcue's National Weather Service says there's "not much chance" for more rain Holiday afternoon and eve- ning. A trace of rain in Abilene was recorded after midnight last night, bul it did nol measurably change (he recorded at the airport Sunday, the heaviest rainfall Ihis year. The normal rainlall average for Ihe month of April is 'l.M inches. So far 2.19 inches have fallen Ihis month, far more than the recorded in the dry April of 1073. SUNDAY'S RAIN brigns the year's total of 3.66 inches per year. The normal for a year is 4.42 iudics- On Sunday ISaird was covered wilh 5.2 inches of rain, Breckcu- ridge had 3.E15 and Clyde had 3.25 inches. Hail was reported in McCaulley, llamlin, IJoby and .Sylvester. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Kalional Weather Service (Weather Map, Pg. IB) ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mile oslly lod.iy There were several tornadoes reported Sunday, but Ihe Nation- al Weather Service was uiudilc lo confirm the sightings, Dale McDauicl, of the Circle D Ranch two miles east of ICula, said a tornado struck there at about p.m., damaging a water tank and a bam. A Brainff Airlines pilot ra- dioed Ihat he saw a tornado about 40 miles northwest of Abi- lene early in the afternoon, and a third twister was reported near Lake Fort Phantom Hill. Leonard Dodgeii reported that a barn on his properly at Lake Fort Phantom was destroyed by winds. Dodgen said he did not know whether a tornado was rcpsonsi- blc Jor the damage, but said that other outbuildings on the property were undamaged. By Monday niglil the cloud cover over Abilene is expected to decrease, becoming clear lo partly cloudy by Tuesday. Moil. 801 Davis Dr. 162G .1082 Buffalo Gap Hd 1U2G Cedar 393G State Him- Oaks Circle ALBANY ANSON AVOCA I1AIKD BALLING Kit BENJAMIN BLACKWKLL IIHKCKENRIUGE LAKE IIUnilAIU) IIBONTE CISC.'O CLYDE COLORADO CUT COMANCHE DIC LEON KASTLANI) GOUEK ILVSKKl.l, IIA1VL1CY KNOX CITY. UiKDERS McCAULLKY iMl-HKKL NUGENT OLD GLOHY PAINT CIIK1-K HANGER HIKING STAR UOTlttflT I.I'.E KOBY HOCKDALI-: IIOTAN uuLi'; SKYMOUlt SNYDER STAMFOHO STEPIIENMLLli SWKKTWATER SYLVESTER TUSCOLA WINTERS 2-Day Tolal l.BO 1.40 1.50 1.25 1.50 1.65 1.45 .40 .50 Z.Otl 5.21) Tr. Til 1.00 J.50 N 'I'll TR. 3.25 .11) Til Til 1.27 .30 1.511 1.3N 1.211 3M .SI) .7.1 I.Ill .fill l.UI .03 1.78 Tit 'Til 3.00 .M 1.50 Ml) 1.40 Tit Til 1.711 .10 2. TR ClOl irl- cloudy Tuesday. Cooler Tonighl. NOJ-II la ncrineablerly wind., TB lo 30 mph, decreasing loniqhl. Hig1> Icday ncor 10. Low loniqrvl upper 40 High Tuesday in middle 70s. Wind Vi-or rings in etfcct on takes. High and for; tar lioyrs ending 9 j.rn 71 end 5-1. and some dale last vtcr: 82 and t.d. Sunscl fait oiqhl: sunrise lodoy; sunscl tf-rvrjh'; Sadat Would Welcome U. S. Arms Purchase NKW YORK (API Egypt, which plans to end nearly 21.' years of exclusive reliance nn Soviet weapons, would wcl- Memo Reports Nixon Briefing Voting Sites Are Shown Abilene voters go to the polls i uesday to cnoose two scriool boara members in a runort election, rolls will be open Irom 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the same voting locations used in Ihe regu- lar election April 6. A mop showing boundaries for each voting precinct is on Pg. IB. Amusemenls 6D Mirror 6A Bridge 6A Classilrod 3-7C Comics 7B Editorials 4A Horoscope............... 2A Hospital Patienls 6B Obituaries 4B Sports 1-2, 7-8C To Your Good Health......8A TV Log 6B Women's News 2-3B IJy MICIIAKI, J. SNII'TEN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) John Ehrliehman has admil- Icd lo Senate Watergate com- mittee investigators lhal he briefed President Nixon on an audit of former Democratic party chairman Lawrence I1'. O'Rrien's lax returns. This was disclosed in a memo sent to members of the committee April IS by ils as- sistant chief counsel Terry I.enzncr. The Associated Press has obtained access to the memo. I.enzncr's memo also disclos- es that committee investiga- tors slill are pursuing Ihc theory lhal the original Water- Rate hreak-iu al Democratic National Committee headquar- ters may have liecn motivated by concern tltat O'Brien knew of a campaign contri- bution from'Howard Hughes. The Hughes money was given President Nixon's close friend C.G. "Bchc" Rcbozo in two installments in 1069 and 197D. At the time of Ihe break-in, O'Bricii was serving as an un- paid consullanl for the Hughes interests. He had previously paid for Ihis work and il is not clear how much he was doing for Hughes while serv- ing as Democratic chairman. In the memo, ac- cused the Internal Service of putting "frustrating and debilitating roadblocks" in Ihe palh of Ihc committee's investigation of the Hughes money. He also raised nues- lions aoout the conmicl dl Ihe HIS' own probe of (he contri- bution. This was denied Sunday by Ihc IP.S, which said Ihat it been cooperating to Ihc fullest extent consistent with the disclosure limilalions of the lax laws. ''The public disclosure this weekend of the contents of a memorandum from Hie assis- tant chief counsel of the com- mittee is of particular concern lo Ihc IRS when, in fad, it has br-cn informed by tbo chief counsel of the commillcc Ilial Ihe memorandum has 1101 been reviewed by Ihe chief counsel nor (lie memljcrs nf Ihe the add- ed. Dcspile oral agreements and a Senate resolution passed Feb. 28 calling for IRS and Ihe committee to exchange in- formation, l.enzncr wrote, was advised on April 12 that svp could receive no artrtiliomtl information or returns." An in Tot mod source said liic committee has received sonic tax returns hut nol the work- sheets, records and results of 1HS interviews which il sought. I.cnzner's m c m o says Ihc committee also is seeking copies of IRS sensitive case reports on Hughes Tool Co.; Donald Nixon, one of the I'residcnl's brothers: Reljowj, and others. I.cro.ncr wrote thai thse re- ports had been transmitted lo Ehrlichman. formerly Nixon's chief domestic adviser, al the House, and from him to nlhcrs, including Xixon. memo says, "In- deed it is of interest Ihat Ehr- lichman admitted briefing the President on Ihe results of Ihe O'Brien tax audit, has admit- ted lo inquiring of (Treasury) Secretary (George) Shulty, of the results ol lhal audit, and thai the White House recon- structed chronology of the President's meet i n g s with (former While House counsel) John Dean, as submitted Iu Ihis committee, reflects lhal the convprsalioii uf Sept. 15, 1072, dealt primarily with Ihc discussion of Larry O'Brien's lax audit." come arms negotiations llie L'nilcd States President Anwar Sadat said in an inlcr- vicw published today in The York Times. "If the United Slates is ready lo sell me arms. I shall be- very happy." Sadat said in a Cairo interview. "T shall also be happy if Ihc Soviet Union wishes to ncgolialc new sales." Asked whether ICp'pl had ongoing discussions with the United Slates or Kiiropcun countries. Sadat replied: "That is a military secret, but 1 assure you we are already in action. In a policy speech to Ihe Egyptian parliament last Thursday. Sadat said Egypt had decided to diversify ils weapons sources because of unresponsivencss from the So- viet Union lo Egypt's reqiiesl for arms since the October war with Israel. Sadal u n dcrs c or ed Ihe change in U.S.-Kgypliau rela- tions during Ihc pasl two years and said President Niv 011 had played en "effective role" in helping lo break I'-gypl's deadlock with Israel, llie Times said.