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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Abilene, Texas Knlew Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93HD YEAR, NO. 312 PHONE G73-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79C04, THURSDAY EVENING. APRIL 25, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Prejj Now It's A Roundup For Clocks The Wesl Texas Rehabili- tation Cciiler is for ac- cepting some strange dona- lions from livestock during the anual Cattlemen's Roundup to all kinds or gills at Ilic an- nual Hetab shows. Now however, tlie center has pul oul a call lor donations believe it or nol, key-wind clocks-no alarm Clocks, no electrics, just tlic old lailhful key-wind variety. The docks are used in a clock repair course being liiiujlil at (lie oenler, said Danny Isbell, field reproscn- lalive. Tlie class, being taught by Braily Miller, is open to any [0111101' or presently enrolled patient at lhc center with a disability that prevents liim from holding down a perma- nent job, but who is capable of using one or both hands. There arc seven men en- rolled in Ihe class at present, Tsbfll said, but enrollment is open to men and women. Tsbcll said thai donated clocks arc preferred, but the center will return the clocks if the owner desires, although lie won't promise just when. 'Hie center is also hunting jewelers' tools fnr the course. isbell stressed that Inc clocks and lools, like any do- nation lo the ccnler, are lax- deductible. Staff Asks Impeachment Probe Cut It's About Time Clock repair instructor Brady Miller, left, gives a few pointers lo Johnny D. Brown of 1002 Mulberry, on Hie fine points ot keywintl clock repair. The West Texas Rehabilitation Ccntor, sponsor oi the course, has pul out an urgGiil call for key-wind clocks for use in Uie course. (Staff Photo) Army Units Try Coup in Portugal Rodeo Schedule Faster Than Front By JOSEPH K. KYNAN Associated Press Writer LISIiON, Portugal (AP) Armed troops seized radio and Icleviskm stations in Lisbon early today and churned lo have won power from the re- gime of Premier Marccllo Caclano. Bui. an official at the For- eign Ministry said, "It is not Inie that the government has surrendered. There is an at- tempt to lake over Hie govern- ment and the silunlion is con- fused." Ths rebels, styling them- selves "The National Junta of .Salvation." pledged lo work for the restoration of civil and democratic rights in Portugal, work (or peace in Portugal's African territories and run Ihe country Iransitioiiiilly pending national elections for consti- tution-writing assembly. Reports reaching Madrid said the rebel movement had lakrn control of the govern- ment without resistance any- where in Portugal. The reports said rebel lanks besieged the army ministry in downtown Lisbon and that four ministers Ihnsc of Ihc interior, army, navy and air force who had taken refuge in the building managed lo slip away through a hole they made in the wall. The reports said govern- ment troops refused lo obey their commander when he or- dered Iliem lo open tank fire State School Making Music The joy of learning music at the Abilene Stale School, and then in sing- ing il before others, is told in Alice Miller's story on Pg. IB about Ihe "Spring Music Maker" show which residents of the school are presenting Thursday and Friday. Amusernenls Business Notes Business Mirror Bridge Classified Comics Ediloriafs Hcrcscopc Hospital Patients Obituaries Sporls To Ycur Good Health TV Lcq -1C TV Seoul 4C Women's Newv 2-4B 10A 6B 8B 3C 5-8D 4D AC 6A 9D T-3D 7B on rebellious troops in the cen- ter of Lisbon. Reports said the revolt had the support of 23 regiments and that most of the leaders were young majors and cap- tains. Moving swirlly in the pre- dawn darkness mid belittling by surprise the rebels took over the studios of Emissora Nacional. the national radio station, lire studio of the Por- tuguese radio and television, and the studio of a private radio station, Radio Clube Por- tugues in the city proper. Others in the coup apparent- ly seized a Iransmitlcr of Ra- dio Clube Porlugiies about 30 miles southeast of Lisbon on the other side of Ihe Tagus liiver. Shortly alter the seziufc Ihc armed groups began broad- casting from Radio Clinic, urging troops and national guardsmen and police lo avoid bloodshed and urging Ihc pop- ulace to remain at home. The broadcast raid that a ''military movement" under the leadership of the armed forces was liberating Portugal from its present regime. liy JOK DACY IF Reporter-News Slaff Wrilcr The credibility of a Ilarilin- Simmons University Hodco tra- dition, that the rodeo (almost) always brings rain, may be se- verely lesled this weekend, al- though forecasters at the Na- tional Weather Service said Thursday there is some hope. Unlike the fast aclion of the rodeo, scheduled Thursday Ihrough Saturday forecaster Chuck Miller said a very rcluc- lant cold front is slowly shuf- fling its way toward the area. Miller said one of Ihose mar- ginal, 20 per cent chance of rain pmliclions, has been issued for Friday afternoon, hut the front may nol reach Abilene until late Saturday. THE FRONT was on the west- ern edge of Arizona Thursday morning, is expected to push through Clovis, Itoswell and Carlsbad, N.M., by 7 p.m., Fri- day. "Push" is the word. The high pressure system behind the front, which is supposed lo act as a driving mechanism, Miller said, is not strong, and is having to contend with a second "high" ahead of the front. This second high pressure ridge, dominating the Abilene area is pumping moisture "on lop of Miller said. The driv- ing high is having to push Ihe other one out of Ihc way. But, undaunted by .doubting forescaslevs. Dr. William 0. Beazley, H-SU executive vice president and rodeo promoter, said area farmers and ranchers are looking forward more than ever to the rodeo for relief. As for last Sunday: how qiiitMv they forgel the 1.90 offi- cial rain. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nalloanl service (Weather Mop, Pg. 4A) ABILENE AND VICINITY Portly cloudy and worm IhroLfjh Fridoy. Slight crinnce cJ Ihundsr- sfio-Aer: Friday olicrncon. Soulhorly winds 10 lo 20O mps increasing Friday. High try-Joy and Friday in Ihe mid lonighl in Ihc m'ri iOs. Probabifily ol rain Fridoy 20 oer cent. TEMPERATURES High and1 (or 24 hours cndlrg a.m.: 83 and 61. Higli and low same date lasl year: 71 and 53. Sunitl Injl night: sunrise lixJoy: sunset lorfghl; ME Congress to Review DST in Summer Jnsl who was it decided (he whole U.S. should go on Daylight Savings Time? Somebody shovcil it down our Ihroafs without "us having anything lo say aboul il! I understand there arc a few states which still ilon'l have il. I (hink "lie (he people" should liavc been allowed (o vole on il, slale by slate. Every cnninienl I've heard has been agaiiist il here. A. Congress decided on the year-round DST but any stale can exempt itself if mov- ing the clock back one hour results in undue hardship or if it docsn'l result in any fuel savings. Arizona rejected it originally. Kentucky was split into Uvo limes zones and when winter DST was proposed it moved the lime lo almost parallel ils border so even (iiougli Ihe slate didn'l exempt itself, switch- ing the lime zone gave Ihe same resnll. Michigan has voted to gel off winlcr DST Ibis fail. Florida, on the olher hand, called a ipedal session lo .consider it because of protests thai il was responsible (or deaths ol studfnls who went lo school in Ihe dark. Public reaction to keep winter DST was so Ircmcndons, however, that Ihe legislature decided against a change. We may all be taken off' winter DST if Congress decides (his summer lhal il hasn't accomplished what it was intemled'lo do. Congressman Omar Durleson tells us ihe House will review DST sometime in July. '0. When Ibcra is a public Easier ess hunt uliy do all Ilic parents gel invohcil in it and find all (lie eggs and ilon'l Ie( (he children find by Today al Park all (lie. eggs were, gone in five minutes and all die fun was over Why can'l big people lei us kids have fnnaloiic? Please answer my let- ter. A. Well, dam. As grandma used lo say, "That's a revolting development." The egg hunt sponsors said to lell you, Jacquie, that in Ihc future they'll slrive lo lei the kids hunl their own eggs. In all the hubbub and excilcmenl, some parents got overly en- lliuscd, rushed oul with Ihe kids, even 'Ihoiigh they were lold nol lo. Give tho big folks one more chance; in years past Mom and Dad were allowed to hold Ihe hands of Ihc li'.lle people because the hunt was held on rough, hillv land with gopher holes here and there. This year, it wasn't necessary since Nelson Park is quite safe and lacking holes lo fall in. Slaybe some parents will see your letter and Iry to be less cnlhusiaslic nest-year. Q. Aclion Line, please, why oh why did your paper change Ihe crossword puzzle in Hie evening paper? I miss Ihe old one. Find out if we can gel il back. A. You're nnl the first lo write about Ihe .puzzle and all we can say is, 30117, limes arc a cliangitT and that old nuzzle is no longer available lo the newspaper. The Chi- cago Tribune syndicate sends out the puz- zle's and they've discontinued Ihc other one. The syndicate thinks this new one is a belter puzzle. It's been well-received in other newspapers. Q, I watched "Wide World of Enter- laiumcnl" TV Special "Turn of the Screw" Hit other night. I know the honk's a classic and I'm not Ihlnking of Hie book bill I Jnsl know I've seen some- Ihing very similar a movie willi Deb- orah Kcrr (hat had Hie same nlol. ly, but a iliffmnt (Hie. Wasn't there a movie basc'l on Ilic book? A. ''The produced in 1S61 by Fox was based on Henry James' classic ghost story "Turn of the Screw." Abilene Commimily Theater presented "The Inno- cents" last .November. Q. There arc several "natural" ways (o eliminate .sow hups. One is a Muck. They cat (hose bugs like candy bnl they also slomn your garden iloun. And red ants like, lo eat sow bugs, too, if your reader Isn't appalled al (he idea of im- porting an army of red ants. A. We'll surely be accused of being a quack when we print your solutions. Other readers suggested bringing in praying man- lises and a bunch of lady bugs but garden expert Paula Carter says you need some- thing larger than those. One of the best natural sow bug exterminators she says, is scattering tobacco around your garden. Don't run oul and buy any, just squoosh up a couple dozen cigaretie nulls, toss them around where the tugs arc thickest. Address questions lo Aclion Line, Box Abilene, Texas Names will nol he used linl questions mnsl be signed and addresses given. 1'lciise include tcl- jjptionc numbers if possible. I (ly JOHN IJUCKLKK Associated Press Wrilcr WASHINGTON (AP) The slalf of Ilic House Judiciary Committee today recommend- ed dropping a number of im- peachment charges against President Nixon and said the commitlee should concentrate on Watergate, Nixon's taxes and contributions to his re- election campaign. T li e report, if accepted, would be- tlic basis for tlie presentation or evidence to Ihe committee, which is scheduled to begin May 7. Most of. the charges lhal would bo dropped under the recommendation relate to alle- gations of White House use of executive agencies for politi- cal purposes. Also lo be laid aside under Ihc staff's recommendation were charges relating lo Ihe impoundment of funds appro- priated by Congress, the dis- manlling of the Office of Eco- nomic Opportunity, and, con- ditionally, the secret bombing of Cambodia. A final decision on I li e bombing charges is lo be. made after release of a Senale Armed Sci-viccs Commillee hearing record on the issue. If accepted by Ihc commil- lee, the recommendation would focus the impeachment inquiry on areas where (lie staff believes documentary ev- idence is available to aid ils investigation. Thai would Include Water- gate and ils the settlement o[ an nnlilrust case against ITT, political contribu- tions by tlie dairy industry, Howard Hughes and RobRi't L. Vesco; and Nixon's income taxes. In connection with Ihe taxes, the staff recommended lhal the commitlee conducl ils own investigation t o determine whether there was criminal lax fraud in the preparation of Nixon's returns from 1969 Ihrough 1972 for which Ihe In- ernal Revenue Service has assessed Nixon Both Hie IBS and Ihe staff of the congressional .loinl Com- millee on Internal Revenue Taxation reported after re- viewing Nixon's lax reliinis for Ihose years Ihat (hey found no evidence, of fraud on Nix- on's part. The- Judiciary Committee slaff suggested that lo facili- lale this part of the inquiry a series of questions should be submitted lo N'ixon for his wilton replies. The staff reporl disclosed for the first lime that il is inquiring into a politi- cal conlribnlion by Howard Hughes and a contri- bution by Hobert. Vesco. "The purpose of this inquiry is to determine the. extent, if any, of presidential responsi- bility (or unlawful campaign contributions and illegal or improper executive braneh ac- lion in response lo Ihc cominiilce slaff said. Chairman Peter W. Rodino Jr., D-N.J.. said no items are being eliminated from 1'ne- in- quiry. If evidence relating to those laid aside should turn up he- said, they could be reactivated. However, only Ihose allcga- lions Ilic slaff feels can be supported y documentary evidence will be- preseiilcd lo Ihe committee when it starts, receiving evidence on May 7, Rodino said. The staff recommendation Ihus amounls to a significant narrowing of Hie Investigation, and it was bailed as such Wednesday by Hep. Edward IhnehiHEcn, E-Mich., Ilic sen- ior committee Republican. "Most of Ihc allegations will be Ilutchinson told newsmen atlor heing briefed on the staff recommendation at a meeting of commitlee Re- publicans. Rep. William Cnhcn, R-Maine, called In erecommen- dalion a significant rebuttal of stalemenls made by critics of the committee that it has tried to cover Ihe walcrfronL in ils investigation. "This shows we arc trying lo be Colien said. The ctimmillee was sup- posed to receive- a While House response, loday lo ils subpoena for tapes of 42 presi- dential conversations il has been sc-eking since Feb. 25, but Nixon asked for five addi- tional days lo reply. Tangled Robbery Tale Told As many as nine persons may have been involved in the armed robbery of an Abilene cab driv- er early Thursday morning, ac- cording lo police reports. Yellow Cab Co. driver Grego- ry Lee Moody reported at a.m. that a black man, de- scribed as about 26 ycavs old, 6 feet, 3 inches, with medium length Afro hair, had (alien about from him at ounpoinl aller a mad shuffle of passen- gers. The driver was originally called to pick up a fare at 934 Nelson, Selective Sgt. Jack Dieken said, but was then di- verted (o pick up another pas- senger ill 9ofi Carver. When Ihe woman passenger at Ihe Carver address got in Ihe cab, she re- quested lo be taken to Ihe Nel- son address. THKIIK a chair of about nine people leaving and entering the cab at different ad- dresses, Dieken said. "II soiimleil like somelhiiv out of the Keystone Dieken commented. Finally, one man was left in the cab, and he demanded the driver's money. Moody .slapped the firm and tried to run, but the car slallert and the. bandit .snatched the money from Mood- y's poked. This case, said Capt. George Sulton, chief of Ihe Criminal In- vestigation Division, makes three armed robberies in April. There have been 23 armed rob- beries since the lirsl of the year. Trustees' Meet Called Saturday A special meeting of the Abi- lene School Board has been called for 10 a.m. Saturday al Ihe Adrainislralion Building, 842 N. Mockingbird, lo canvass Tuesday's runoff election rc- lurns. Hoard Prcs'ulcnl C. WhiUtn said Thursday lhal the Texas Education Agency js mailing an altorney general's opinion de- lailing 'recount procedure in Ihe cvenl thai Ihc canvassing fails lo break Ihc lie vole in the Place 4 race between Mrs. liam K. (Margaret) Rutledge and Wally Bullinglon. WIIITTEN SAID Ihat if a re- coiinl failed lo break liic lie, Ihe runoff would be declared void and another election would bo called for "nol less than 20 nor more 30 days aflcr Ihe can- vass of the election which is de- clared as the Texas Klectioa Code provides, Rullcdgc and Bullinglon drew identical vote totals of each in Ihe runoff election Fri- day. ,j ;