Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 29, 1974, Abilene, Texas
gfoflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 316 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 29, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Preit By EUJE RUCKER Weakness Admitted In Exam System Q. Can somelhlng be done about al- lowing maybe two or three more days of absences before a slurtcnt is disqualified Irom being exempted from fiuiil exams In high school? The flu epidemic really caused a lot of students to be absent loo many days. "A. There aren't, any plans in the mill lor changing the number of days lliis semester bill School Supt, A. 1C. Wells believes the fiilminislralion will lake a liard look at the program al the end of this school year. Wells feels you've brought out ore of the weaknesses in the new system as children arc coming to school who really should stay. home because they're ill. Possibly next year more days will be' allowed in case of illness. Q. I sure do need some Information fast about my century plant. It's going la hlooin. TJic stem's already a fool tall and I don't want It to bloom if I can save the II will rtic after it blooms. I want to know if I keep the stem pruned back, will it keep my plant Irom dying? A. Nope, once it reaches that stage in its cycle, it's the end. But you should liave some offshoots al the base so when the main planl goes, -you'll still bave the little ro- settes. Garden expcrl Paula Carter says if you cul tlie bloom stock completely pul you might prolong Ihe life of the plajl a lilUe but be careful o[ Ihe sliarp-spincy leaf edges you're culling. Q. Our Hoy Seoul Iroop wants to make some jerky anrt we can't find a recipe In any of our mothers' cookbooks. The In- dians used (o dry it In the- sun, we think we can bake it In the oven bill what species do we use and how do we do It'.' A. Veterinarian Dr. Bill Cardwcll claims he's not an expert bill lie's made a lot ol venison Jerky and says it's very simple, lie just slices the meal about a quarter-inch thick, salts it, lays il on the oven rack with .something underneath to catch the. drip- pings. (Don't want to get you in trouble for messing up mother's He sets tlie oven at 150 or 200 degrees, cooks for 10 to 12 hours. If you're of a more primitive nature, hang the meat slices on the clothesline In the sun for Iwo or three days. Pepper il good so you can't sec the fly-specks. If you like spicy jerky, sprinkle on some barbecue or smoke flavored pepper along with the tall. Q. I don't know If yon remember or not but not loo long ago .some people were exploring in the mountains of Asia and found a piece of wood that wus thought to be a part ot Noah's Ark. There was (alk of an expedition to find more of II but nothing else happened. My question Is why didn't they look Into it more? A. Ml. Ararat, where the wood wus found, happens to -be in a military zone in Turkey right on I lie Russian border. NATO and Turkish forces have camps along the border and il was ncxl to impossible to get permis- sion to dig around there. Abilene Oil Opera- tor Jack Grimm, who's been involved in the expeditions, says they've auoul decided the bcsl way to handle il is to let the Turkish archaeologists do Ihe digging since Hie Rus- sians were offended by Americans digging around in the military zone and Ihe Moslem Turks were offended by the Christians. Grimm's gelling ready to make a TV docu- mentary on the great flood and Noah's Ark ?nd will be bringing a scale model of the ark to Abilene in a few days. Q. I heard a woman say last week that slie could not vote In (he school board election because she'd failed to register. The only voter rcglstrallon cer- tificate she could find was for 1972. It occurred to me there might be others who don't realize uc'rc slill using the 1972 certificates. Perhaps you can set Ihe record straight. A. That lady, and every other voter, should receive in the mail 'sometime ibis week a duplicate of their '72 permanent voter registration certificate. Because so many people threw away or lost their '72 certificates, Ihe county lax assessor-collec- tor decided to issue duplicates to clear up Ihc- confusion. Hang onlo this one, it's per- manent. As long as you vole once every three years, you're registered. Address questions to Action Line, Hex 30, Abilene, Texas 796W. Names will not he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers If possible. NEWS INDEX Amusemenls 11C Bridge 8B Business Mirror IOA Classified 6-11C Comics 5C fdilariali 4A Horoscope 8B Hospitcl Poticnls 7B Obituaries............... 6B tporls 1-4C To Your Gsod Health..... IOA TV Uq I2C Women's News 2-3B Horoscope 7B Nixon to Tell How Hell Meet Demand Midnight Bloomers Bill Henslee and wife, Mary 142G Mintcr, admire the five blooms which one of his 700 caelus plants produced just before Saturday. The Echinopsis Icrra colla does this only al night, once per keeps the blooms all night, losing Ihem wilh Ihe first sunlight. Related sloi-y, picture Pg. IB. (Staff Photo by Jonny Gates) Supreme Court to Rule On Withheld Pollution Funds By VERNON A. GUIDRY Jr. Associated J'ress Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -The Supreme Court today agreed lo decide whether President Nixon acted within his powers in withholding 59 billion appro- priated by Congress for water pollution control. The court will review next term a Court of Appeals deci- sion striking down the im- poundment of the funds by Russell Train, administrator of the Environmental Protec- tion Agency, who acted on the President's orders. It w a s Ihc lirst impound- ment case lo be brought be- fore the Supreme Court by the government. It turns on statu- tory rather lhan constitutional grounds. Similar cases arc pending in a number of federal courts throughout the counlry. In the case presented to the high court, the impoundments were challenged by the City of New York and an organization called Campaign Clean. Water. In 1972, Congress authorized appropriations not lo exceed 55 billion for fiscal 1873, billion for 1074 and billion for fiscal 1975 for sewage treatment grants. Train allot- ted billion for 1973, bil- lion (or and billion for 1975. In a brief filed with Ihe court, the government said Ihe case "has important ramifica- tions lor the power ol the ex- eculive brancli lo coordinate anil control Hie federal gov- ernment's spending process in light of the need for economic stability and the limitations on federal resources." "Courts have improperly cut into and endangered a discre- tion Congress intended tlie President lo govern- ment attorneys told the court. Lawyers lor Hie city, hownv er, said allotment of the full amounts would nol prevent the adminislraion from as- serting its control over the ac- tual spending of the money. WASHINGTON (A P) President Nixon plans lo lake his case against impeachment to tlie public wilh a prime time nationally televised ad- dress tonight, sources said. They said they expected Nixon lo make Ihe broadcast at 8 p.m. CDT on all televi- sion and radio networks. But they said Ihc lime was subjecl to' change. The address will be keyed to Nixon's response to a House Judiciary Committee subpoe- na for 43 presidential conver- sations with one-time adminis- tration officials. The subpoena must be answered by 10 a.m. Tuesday. Indications were liiat Nixon would disclose he was ready to give the ronimjuce, which now is considering impeach- ment resolutions, n sel of edit- ed transcripts of the conversa- tions, rather than the lapes themselves. But White House officials continued to refuse to say pre- cisely what would be given Ihe committee, or to say whether Nixon would propose a method for Ihe committee lo verify authenticity of the transcripts. Nixon advisers, seeking ways to emphasize whal Ihey described as Ihe massive na- ture of the response, were considering the possibility of stacking the transcripts on the President's desk during the television address. The While House said Nixon reached his decision Sunday and was considering a nation- wide broadcast lo disclose il. The White House refused to confirm news reports that Nixon had decided on the broadcast. As the week began, two top Republicans said il would be inadequate for Nixon to turn over transcripts but not sub- poenaed lape recordings lo the IIor.sc Judiciary Committee. That view was taken by for- mer Ally. Gen. Elliol L. Rich- ardson and Sen. Jacob K. Jav- its, R-N.Y., in separate televi- sion interviews Sunday- Nixon spent much of the weekend at his Camp David, Md., retreat, working on his response. He had scheduled his return for today but Mew back unexpectedly by helicop- ter Sunday night. Sources .it the While House began putting out word Friday thai the Prcsidenl might make a television address Monday nighl. The subjecl is certain to- be the escalating demands lor material Irom House files. The committee has subpoe- naed tapes of 42 presidential conversations and a response is due by 10 a.m. EDT Tues- day. In addition, a subpoena re- quested by special Watergate prosecutor Leon Jaworski that demanded tapes and records of 6-1 presidential conversa- tions calls tor a response Thursday. Deputy Press Secretary Ger- ald L. Warren said that "we have every intention" of meet- ing Ihe Tuesday deadline for an answer to the House com- mittee subpoena. Richardson said that supply- ing the transcripts or the tapes would nol meet the order of the committee's subpoena. He also said that case Is abcut whether there was sufficient evidence to prove Nixon had committed an indictable offense. Richardson resigned Oct. 10 rather llnm fire then-special .prosecutorArchibald Cox. lie was interviewed on NBC's "Meet the Press." Asked why he fell the possi- bility of an -indictable offense against Nixon was "close" Richardson said: "Whal would bother me is tlie pallcrn. The direct answer is I don't think that the evi- dence is sufficient in any giv- en situation: milk, ITT, cov- er-up of Watergate, to directly implicate Ihe President. Bill the cumulative pattern of these things surrounding the Prcsidenl, in each case involv- ing somebody next to him in responsibility, creates a really troublesome question. Weatherman Says It's What's Up 'front' That Counts By JOE DACY II Reporter-N'cws Staff Writer The closer il gets Ihe tetter il looks, according to forecast- ers at the National Weather Service, who said Monday dial a cold front is still "coloring" the forecast with a promise of rain. Bill whether il docs or doesn't rain still depends on that approaching front, which has been approaching from Ihe northwest of the last three days, said weatherman Bar- rel I Crawford. "The weather pattern liasii'l changed in the last three days." Crawford said. "We arc getting enough moisture and using the front as a trig- gering device." Crawford said the chance of rain has been hiked to per cent Monday and 50 per cent Monday night anil Tuesday. The increase, he added, is because Ihe fronl is now clos- er to West Texas. Crawford said il WHS ''hard lo tell" when Hie front would actually pass through the Abi- lene area "because it's mov- ing so slowly." Tlie chances of rain gel bel- ter with every hour but only Mother Nature knows for sure, weatherman said. Where It Rained JiAIRD 13 A LUNGE II CLYDE COLORADO CITY EAST-LAND KKOX CITY MERKEL HULE STAMFORD SWEETWATEK WINTERS TR Til Til .42 TR 2.10 TR 1.011 .2.1 .40 TR Kissinger Resumes Gromyko Appeal WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NallonoT Weather Service (WealhEi- Map, Pg. 3A) ABILENE .AND VICINITY (1C lonlgM and Tuesday. High low for hours ending 9 and low some dale Inil year: If, "i ond a, l suns I lonigril: By BARRY SCIIWKID Associated Press Writer GENEVA, Switzerland (AP) of Slate Henry A. 'Kissinger today resumed his appeal lo Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko lor Soviet cooperation in the drive lo separate Israeli and Syrian forces on the Golnn Heights. Talking in Kissinger's hotel suite, they also reviewed pros- pects for a treaty limiting missiles witii independently targeted nuclear warheads. This evening Kissinger flies (o Algeria fo see President II on a ri Boumedienne and lodge another plea for liis help in persuading Syria lo agree lo a disengagement. Kissinger and Gromyko met. for nearly two hours Sunday night immediately after Ihe American secretary arrived from Washington en route lo the Middle East for his f if 111 peace mission there. Senior American officials said Kissinger understood the Kremlin's political need for a "visible position of influence" in the drive toward a settle- ment of the Arab-Israeli con- flict. But they said he felt Ihe Russians must be made aware of the consequences if Hie peace effort is sabotaged. Official sources in Damas- cus said Gromyko is expected to visit Syria sometime Ihis week, possibly coinciding with Kissinger's arrival as the go- between in negotiations for a disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces on Ihe Golan Heights. The purpose of Groniyko's trip was not disclosed. Bui his visit reflects Moscow's eager- ness not to leave a Middle East settlement entirely In Kissinger. U.S. officials stressed to newsmen aboard Kissinger's plane from Washington that the Israelis and Syrians not the Soviets Ihe key to disongagmcnl. One high- ranking official suggested that Ihc burden is on Israel lo make "the first move" In bridge Ihe gap between Syrian and Israeli proposals deliv- ered to Kissinger in Washing- Ion, lie called the differences "very hard lo reconcile." Kissinger and G r o in y k n were also taking up their gov- ernments' differences in nego- tiations for an agreement to limit missiles wilh indepen- dently targeted nuclear war- heads. U.S. officials said Kis- singer was carrying "modifi- cations" they would not describe U.S. propos- als lo get the arms limitations talks moving again. U.S. spokes m .1 n Ilobprl McCloskey said the talk Sun- day night touched on the Ku- WJ.ri Security :.nrl yr'-specls for a tast-Wesl summit, and U- il.iy's kiigcr meeting was ?x- pE'Cicil lo cover these topics jj.vaicr depth. The Soviets want the B-oorpl their hegemony O-.LV the olhcr Warsaw Pact trits bi.l are balking al 1'ie West's demands for entry there of Western newspapers, journalists aid tcliolais. 'ioskey said Kissinger and Gromyko were also iv- viewirg several agreements iiial president Nixon and Sovi- et leader Leonid f. Brezhnev could p.gn when Nixon Moscow early in Ihe summc.r These include pacts on scien- tific cooperation, expanded trade and arms control apart from nuclear weapons. Uolh Kissinger and Gromy- ko were accompanied by their wives, and a meeting of tlie two women was planned. Verdict Enlivens GOP Dinner By DILI, STALL AP Political Writer HOUSTOM, Tex. (AP) The Milchell-Slans verdict ha.s prompted cheers and applause from Republicans who gath- ered to honor their national chairman in a year of mostly bad news for the GOP. The enthusialic outburst came during a Sl'25-a-plale parly dinner Sunday night when California Gov. Ronald .Reagan declared that in- nocent will be cleared as two were cleared today." For months, Watergate and related issues have been tried "in Hie media, Ihe street cor- ners and scores of politically inspired kangaroo Reagan said. Hut acquittal of the two for- mer Nixon Cabinet members, John N'. .Mitchell and Maurice Slans, is evidence the Ameri- can system of justice can and does work, the potential presi- dential candidate said. "And if we believe in that system, until there is a deter- mination in a court of law, all will be presumed innocent un- less and until proven guilty beyond a shadow of a he said. That elicited another round of applause from the Texas Republicans, who paid a tolal of more than to honor GOP National Chairman George Bush. Earlier, Reagan told a news conference ever y American should be happy that through Ihc judicial system "we have found thai men who were in high place were not unfaithful lo their trust and did nol do lite things that have been charged against thm." Brad O'Leary, a Texas par- ty official, said it was Ihe big- gest GOP fund-raising affair in slate history. Receipts will br divided between the nation- al, stale and local parly or- ganizations to help finance 137-1 election battles. Following the dinner, flush told a reporter Ihe outcome of the Mitchcll-Stans trial in New York "gave people a lift it was very reassuring." The dinner chairman was former Texas Gov. John Con- nally, a polenlial rival of Rea- gan for Ihe 1976 Republican presidential nomination. Those who sent decorded or filmed tributes lo Bush, a for- mer Houston-area congress- man, included Prcsidenl Nix- on and Bush's Democratic counlcrpait, Robert Strauss of Dallas. There was moderate ap- plause when Nixon's recorded voice paid tribute to Bush's work. "We live in challenging and sometimes troubled times." the President said. "But as long as men like George flush continue lo serve in public life, the future of Ihe Republi- can parly and the future of America are in good hands." Sen. Barry Gol d wa ler, R-Ariz., drew a more enthu- siastic response when he ap- peared on lilm to laud liush, former U.K. ambassador la the United Nations, as "one of the finest gentlemen I've ever known." Nixon's message was by voice only and not on film. Strauss injected some good- natured needling into his acco- lade when he declared, "I'm very pleased to be here on film to address this great, gathering of Democrats for Nixon who have turned out to honor George all, a greal many of us around the counlry do give George, as Republican nation- al chairman, credit for the President's present popularity rating around ihe country." That ilrcir laughter from Ihe audience. Connally was chair- man of the '-Democrats for Nixon" organization during the 1072 re-election campaign and before he converted to a Republican. On a more serious note. Strauss commended his rival as a talented, articulate man vho shares a common goal of building and maintaining a strong two-party system. As Ihc keynote speaker, Reagan urged Ihc GOP stal- warts to throw off '-The hair shirt of Watergate" and lo work together. is evidence of that death wish that every once in a while plagues our he said.