Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 5, 1970, Abilene, Texas
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Nixon Attacks Oil Prices
NEW YORK (AP) — President Nixon warned Friday nig fit that industry and labor should not count on continued inflation in figuring wage and price costs. To emphasize his point, he announced two steps designed to force a rollback of recently hiked oil and gasoline prices.
Nixon, plainly nettled over boosts of 25-rents-a-barrel in elude oil prices, told 2,000 black-tie guests at the National Association of Manufacturers
diamond anniversary dinner that government was doing its part to hold the price line.
He said he has ordered two actions to increase oil supplies from offshore and Canadian sources, and warned:
“This is the moment for labor and management to stop freezing into wage settlements and
price actions any expectation that inflation will continue in Hie future at its peak rate of the
TEXAS OFFICIAL REACTS:
The President seemed to be picking up a cue dropped by his Council of Economic Advisers in its second inflation alert on Tuesday. The advisers, noting that the oil industry is a highly competitive one, commented that the companies might not be able to make last week’s oil and gasoline price boosts stick.
Nixon’s speech supplied the strong nudge that might topple them. He also took a swipe at this year’s big construction wage increases.
AUSTIN (AI1) —- A Texas railroad commissioner said Friday President Nixon’s twin steps to push down gasoline and jet fuel prices won’t have the desired effect and will create new problems.
“I don’t think it will have any influence on the price, period,” says James Langdon.
Langdon is one of three mem
bers of the Texas Railroad Commission, which determines output from oil wells in Texas, in-dud ng those on federal offshore
Gov. Preston Smith’s office said he was “studying” the President’s pronouncement.
“This is a very ill-advised move on the part of the President. . .I don’t know what moti-
Burglars Even Steal Watchdog
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - Mrs. Novella McAfee has been struck by burglars so many times that she nails her front door shut every time she leaves home.
She’s boarded up every window of her three-bedroom frame house, as well as the back door, but burglars still manage to break in.
Once, Mrs. McAfee said, someone even stole her watchdog-
A few days ago, she was preparing to visit her daughter in Houston and checked her closet for some shoes.
“I didn’t have a pair of Sunday shoes to wear,” she said. “I had to wear tennis shoes.” She said her good pair of $20 shoes may have been stolen in a burglary around Labor Day.
“They just break in here and take whatever they please,” said Mrs. McAfee, in her 40s, who lives alone.
Burglars stole a new $179 lawn mower and some linens this week, she said, but they didn’t get them easily.
To open the front screen doer,
Haskell Store Loses Clothes Worth $10,000
HASKELL (RNS) - Hunter Men’s Wear, 108 N. Ave D, longtime downtown Haskell
business establishment, was burglarized sometime Thursday night and $10,000 in clothing was taken plus $30 in change in the cash register.
Hunter said he had no burglary insurance and he lost 125 men’s suits, 25 sport coats, 25 jackets, 20 sweaters, and six pain of coveralls.
The burglary was discovered when the business was opened Friday morning.
According to Hunter, entry was made by p r y i ng and opening the back door.
Haskell County Sheriff Garth Garrett and deputies are working on the case.
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she said. the thieves broke one
heavy-duty padlock and pulled another out of the door frame.
She said they then pulled four nails which further secured the screen door and finally knocked off the door knob of the main door to get inside.
Her front door was boarded up when a reporter and photographer arrived Friday. Mrs. McAfee also had just arrived. It took IO minutes with a hammer and screwdriver to pry loose the boards she had placed over the door as a result of the latest burglary.
“This is the only way I can live,” Mrs. McAfee said, “and I’m sick and tired of it.”
She added: “Isn’t that terrible how you have to tear up your property to keep burglars out, and they go right on in there anyway.”
A check with police seemed to confirm Mrs. McAfee’s stories.
“I’m sorry to say the complaints are fully justified,” Sgt. Joe Newman said.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” the policeman said. “She has two padlocks en the front door, the place is boarded up like a fort.”
Numerous police stakeouts, he said, have been fruitless.
Police records show a reported five burglaries at her home this year and one attempted burglar.
Mrs. McAfee works miles away from her home at a local restaurant. She goes to work at 3 p.m. and often does not get off until I a.m., giving burglars plenty of time under the cover of darkness.
Last spring, she said, someone broke open her back door and stole a new television, three radios, a watch and two lamps,
Mrs. McAfee said she was at home one time when she heard a light knock at the front door and a man’s voice asking softly, “Is anybody home?”
As she started to peek through the drapes of the front window, she said, a man’s leg came through a broken section of the window, which she had not yet repaired after a previous burglary.
Mrs. McAfee said she could not see the man’s face because he was behind the drape. She blurted: “Who is that?”
The man, apparently startled/ replied, “Rudy,” and left, she said.
Mrs. McAfee, who has lived alone in the house since separating from her husband in 1957, said she’s about ready to give up, sell the house, and leave.
“I think my luck’s all gone/* she said.
vates this, unless it is strictly for propaganda purposes,” said Langdon.
He said he doubted the move would “affect Texas a great deal right now because there is not a great deal of production in federal waters” of the Texas coast.
Langdon noted that this month’s statewide oil production allowable is 83 per cent of potential, and that the offshore wells on federal leases “are at or very near their capacity to produce.” He also commented that in many cases pipeline capacity to carry oil away from the fields was inadequate for a greater output
“Canada’s pipelines into the United States also are operating near capacity,” Langdon said.
The commissioner said regulation of oil output on the offshore leases would “cost the federal government literally millions of dollars.”
“If they are willing to abandon conservation principles to meet a short-term need that has not been demonstrated, it could do irreparable damage to offshore oil properties and damage the good relations that have existed between the state conservation and regulatory agencies and the Department of the Interior,” he said.
The Railroad Commission, he said, has “never concerned itself with the price of crude” and has set production ceilings “in accordance with good conservation practices.”
Langdon said Texas has not had any major oil spills along the coast and he “was very much concerned” that federal regulation preserve this record.
Ben Ramsey, another member of the Texas regulatory agency, said Nixon’s action “may solve some immediate problems” but “it Is not going to pay dividends over the long runs.”
He acted on two fronts:
1. The President, overriding present state curbs on oil production on federal offshore leases, directed the Interior Department to “assume complete regulating responsibility” on all federal offshore lands—a move he said “means that more oil will be produced on those lands, while maintaining strict environmental standards.”
2. Nixon announced another directive “that companies importing Canadian oil be permitted to use their overseas allocation for the purchase of more crude oil from Canada.”
The chief executive declared that “something is basically wrong” with the bargaining process in the massive construction industry, where wage settlements are more than double those nationally in manufacturing, and declared: “The structure of bargaining must be changed.”
While leaving to the future any specific action to counter spiraling wage costs in construction—and he suggested legislation as one avenue—Nixon was quite specific in talking about increasing the supply of crude oil.
The chief executive said his twin moves “will increase the supply of oil and can be expected to help restrain the increase of oil and gasoline prices.”
Nixon acknowledged that “the inflation psychology was more powerful than anyone knew” at the time he took office early in 1969.
And while dealing first with oil matters, he went on:
“Let us look at the other side of the coin—at the wage side—to see where government leadership can help hold down costs and prices.”
Nixon said developments in the construction trades illustrated the need for the federal government to take a hand.
He said: “... When construction wage settlements are more than double the national average for all manufacturing, at a time when many construction
See OIL, Pg. 2-A
David Lance Carmichael, left, and Earnest Ray Reynolds enter the Taylor County Jail Friday morning following their arrest, along with eight other persons, on drug charges. The IO, seven of whom were named in the 23 secret indictments returned Thursday by the 42nd District Court grand jury, were picked up by local law enforcement officers Thursday night and early Friday. (Staff Photo)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weather Servica (Weather Map Pg. 7D)
ABILENE AND VICINITY(40-mile radius)—Clear to partly cloudy Saturday turning cooler Saturday. Fair and colder Saturday night and Sunday. High Saturday In the mid 60s. Low Saturday night In the upper 30s. High Sunday In the mid 50s. Winds southerly IO to 20 mph, becoming northerly Saturday.
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High end low
p.m. 73 and 40.
High and low same date last year: 55 and 42.
Sunset last night: 5:33; sunrise todayi
7:25; sunset tonight; 5:33.
Barometer reading at 9 p.m.: 30.07 Humidity at 9 p.m.: 62 per cent.
Eight of the ten persons arrested in Abilene Thursday night and early Friday on drug charges were still in Taylor County Jail Friday night, in lieu of bonds totalling $290,000.
Bond has not been set on one person.
Among those arrested in the massive sweep were seven of the ten persons named in 23 secret indictments returned Thursday by a 42nd District Court grand jury. During the raids, three persons were
Mother of 9 Needs Goodfellow Help for Children's Christmas
An anonymous $200 gift Friday helped bring the Goodfellow fund a little closer to its goal of $16,500, but it still has a long way to go.
A total of $662.50 was received Friday to bring the total to date to $3,509.
Letters from the poor requesting help at Christmas continue to come in.
A mother of nine said, “Please don’t pass us by. Here I am writing to ask for your help. We
Inside Action Line
A call from the White House is the highlight so far of the exciting life of “Action Line” — Ellie Rucker — since she began the front page column in the Evening edition of The Reporter-News last year. Katharyn Duff — the Page One columnist in the Reporter-News Morning edition — interviews Mrs. Rucker and tells many of her secreta in a warm and entertaining feature in Sunday’s Reporter-New*.
are ll in the family, and would appreciate very much if you would help us make a nice Christmas for our children.” Another mother requested food and clothing for her family.
“We have a little six-month-old baby,” she said, “and we hardly can make it We will appreciate it very much if you can help us with food and shoes and clothing for us.”
A man wrote, “I hope you can help my children this year. I was sick the start of this year along in April and have just been back working the last few months. I will thank you now and hope to see you soon.” Contributions and requests may be mailed to the Goodfellows, Abilene Reporter-News, P. O. Box 30, Abilene, Texas, 79604.
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Frances G. Lewis 5.00
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arrested who were not named in
No new arrests were made Friday afternoon and night. Still at large were three persons
named in the indictments. Their nanies were being withheld by The Reporter-News in co operation with law
An officer of the Abilene police special services bureau said a new sweep of the city was expected during the night Friday. He said the persons sought had “scattered like rabbits” as news of the arrests spread before the news media broke the story. But officers were optimistic that the three would be caught.
Evidence for the indictments was provided by undercover Dept, of Public Safety agents I rom Lubbock and Midland. The arrest searches were conducted by more than a dozen officers, including city police, Texas Hangers, agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, Dyess air police and representatives of the office of Dist. Atty. Ed Paynter.
David Lance Carmichael, 29, of 777 Elmwood, was the only one of these arrested to post bond Friday. He was released on
See ARRESTS, Pg. 2-A
Search Launched For Manson Lawyer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Air and ground searchers scoured the rugged Los Padres National Forest north of here Friday for Ronald Hughes, a defense attorney in the Tate murder trial who has been missing a week.
The search was concentrated along Sespe Creek near a hot springs where two teen-agers said they took the bearded, 35-year-old lawyer just before a heavy rain storm last weekend. The creek frequently is hit by flash floods during storms.
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Transcripts of the trial were found in the teen-agers’ car where it had become nured in the mud. But no trace was found of Hughes, who had told the teen-agers he planned to stay a short while.
Another defense attorney, Paul Fitzgerald, told newsmen Hughes’ mother and sister had called from New York City and asked him to file an official missing person report in hopes of determining if the heavyset lawyer bad met. with foul play.
Friday, defense and prosecution attorneys spent the day in Older’s chambers preparing instructions in law to present the jury.
The prosecutor, Vincent Bug-liosi, said, “I think the circumstances surrounding his disappearance are ominous and give cause for great concern and alarm.” Bugiiosi previously had indicated ho felt Hughes might be purposely staying away but said now he has discounted that th#**.