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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 19, 1974, Abilene, Texas gftflene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 83RD YEAR, NO. 247 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 19, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press By BLUE JIUCKER Traffic Arrow There; It Will Be Repainted Q. Here I go again the intersection of S.-Ulh and Willis. Two weeks before Christmas Mr. Bud Taylor (old you lie Mas going to do something about Hint intersection, possibly In the ID days. Here it is February nothing. Kvery morning H's a race to see who gels the one lane going by Crockett Elementary. IVhy not put up a sign on Hie southeast corner saying, "Highl l.ane Musi Turn A. But there Is a sign. And it's been there lor some time 50 feel south of the in- tersection. In September or October an Ac- tion Line reader complained about arrows painted in the outside lane pointing straight ahead and also lo the right. The reader suggested the straight ahead arrow be paint- ed out since it was in conflict with the sign and this was done. Traffic Engineer Hud Taylor admits the arrow is now somewhat faded bjt he'll repaint it if it will help eliminate confusion. (1. What's the schedule for pecan trees'.' Is there anything I should be doing now lo insure a big harvest and healthy trees? A. At the moment pecan growers arc spraying with dormant oil spray lo control scale, says County Agent II. C. Stanley who also happens to be a champion pecan tree grower. About (lie 1st of March, apply fertilizer (nitrogen and zinc sulfate about a pound of nitrogen for each inch of dia- nicler of the trunk of the tree. You'll get Rood results with zinc sulfale if you spray the May 15, put some di-syston In the ground lo control aphids. Another thing you can do is spray for nut casebcarcr insects the first part of June. There, that ought to keep you occupied for awhile. Q. So yon can sleep nights, a garden fulj of earthworms Is called a labyrinth of 'worms. And lo further educate yon, Action Line, when the little green men come to carry yon off to Mars, rclcr to 1 them as a miasma ol Martians. A. If you say so. But our dictionary thinks miasma is something .smelly and noxious in the air. Well, on second thought, we might feel that way about strange creatures carl- ing us off into space. for a gathering of earthworms, another reader thinks it's a wiggle of worms. And after a covey of quail and a cry of peacocks we can tell you for sure thai a large group of Action Line editors trying lo ferret out information for nutty readers is called a confusion of Action Liners. And that is me truth. (1 Can anything lie distributed In an enclosed carport (o discourage sparrows from building nests there1.' The nests arc a nuisance and yon can Imagine how our cars look. A the battle of the birds. Try filliii" in or covering the nooks and ledges where the nest construction is taking place Jf the sparrows don't find a site lo build, they may move on. Hang some wind dumes in ihe carport, or squiggily plastic snakes. These scare Ihc birds. A reader last spring suggested banging pie lins together every evening when lli.c birds come home. Under- standably, they don't like all the racket and have been known to relocate. We're on (he trail of a product said to give birds a hot far haven't found it. We II keep you posted. O I wrote Action Line four weeks ago hoping for a personal interview wilh Lawrence Wclk. You said II was loo late you'd already made arrangements for one Intcrivcw. Now I sec (here's lo he a contest so another person can meet Mr.Wclk. Shall I cnlcr thai one or has my original letter been submitted lo the judges for consldcrallon? A We slill have lhal file full of requests and' we'll submit those letters. But you're really ahead to write another one giving he reason why you want lo meet him since the winner will be selected on that basis. -Some of our original writers didn't specify just said they wanted lo meet him Address the letters lo Lawrence Wclk con- test Box 30. Tell in words or less why you want to meet Wclk. The winner will be Mr guest al the concert March 8, wn meet him, possibly even dance with him and have a picture taken with him. Address questions lo Acllon Line, 30 Abilene, Texas 7JIGO-I. Names will uol ho! used but questions must be signed and addresses given. I'lcasc include tel- ephone numbers if possible. Jaworski, Attorneys Get Tape Summons Big Fellow Tolls' For The- Exorcist' SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A fi-foot-2, 155-pound man who fainted during a show- ing of the movie "The Exorcist" was re- covering in a hospital today from three broken ribs, one of which punctured and collapsed his righl lung. "I must have fallen onto Ihc edge of an aisle scat, That's Hie only logical explana- tion for what I did lo said Mark Ileuben, 27, of Mill Valley, Calif, lie came lo S'm Francisco on Saturday lo sec the movie. Intermediary in Hearst Case Tlie Hev. Cecil Williams, controversial pastor of Hie Glide Memorial Mclhodisl Church in San Francisco, acted as intermediary between the Symbionese Libera- tion Army, self-proclaimed kidnapers of Patricia Hearst, and the Hearst family af- .ter he received a tape recording made by Miss Hearst. Williams is a spokesman for a coalition of groups'willing to; distribute the food demanded the SIA. (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON _ U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica summoned .special- Watergate prosecutor icon Jaworski and White House lawyers'to his of- fice today 16 discuss recent re- ports" about t h e subpoenaed presidenlial tapes. Sirica- was understood to be disturbed about a (lurry of re- ports beginning late last week concerning preliminary findings of the panel of experts cur- rently examining Ihe tapes. Upon reaching his office this morning, the judge immediate- ly called Jaworski and .lames D. St. Clair, President Watergate lawyer, to a confer- ence in chambers Over Ihe weekend, sources reported Hi at one of the six court-appointed technical ex- perls had-told Ihe .White House and prosecutor's office early in .January of suspicions that two of Ihe recordings were not orig- inals. St. Clair responded Sunday with a statement issued at the Florida White House which ac- knowledged that such a prelim- inary report had been made, But, St. Clair said: -'A techni- cal investigation has been made, wilh the. result that the conditions found by this mem- ber (of the panel) are actually characteristic of the Sony recorder and do not indicate re- recording was made. The re- sults of our technical investiga- tion are being made available lo Ihe panel of experts." St. Clair also noted that Si- rica had referred earlier find- ings about the the gap in one. to a grand jury for further investi- gation. "Stories such'as appeared in1 today's press based on un- named sources can only impair the proper [unction of the grand jury SI. Clair said.and then he added that he intended lo ask the Justice De- partment lo investigate the leak. St. Clair also cited an inde- pendent technical investigation conducted for the While- House which concluded that Ihe minulc gap i n the tape of a June 20, 1972, conversation be- tween the President and II. It. llaldemaii could have been caused by a defeclivc part in Ihe recorder used by Hose llary Woods, President Nixon's personal'secretary. St. Clair did not say who had conducted the investigation, but it -was learned that the White House had received a report from Allan D. Bell Jr., presi- dent of Deklor Counter- intelligence'and Security Inc. of Springfield, Dclf had submitted his report to Charles S. Rhyne, attorney for Miss Woods. lie also sent copies to Sirica and Jaworski. Bell .told. The Associated Press he thought Rhyne; had sent, one' lo .the While 'House. 'Bell said" he did not have ac- cess fo the tapes and-worked published find- ings ;of the panel chosen jointly by'-the While House and special' prosecutor. He said he tried lo determine if the. panel's conclusions were "supportable or if. they were the only conclusions that might tie drawn from (lie facts." The panel -had reported find- ing electronic- marks on the June 20. tape which indicated lhal Ihe recorder had been starled and slopped manually al least. five limes during the obliterated segment. The panel offered no con- clusions as to whether the act might have been deliberate or accidental. Students Win 11 Vocational Firsts Hearst Says Up to Girl's Kidnapers By WILLIAM HELTON Associated Press Writer SAM Randolph A. Hearst is await- ing reaction from his daugh- ter's kidnapers on his plan to deliver 52 million for food for California's needy as a first step toward gaining Patricia Hearst's freedom.' lie also is searching for a "lax-exempt, charitable or- ganization" approved by the California attorney general lo hnndle Ihe money including in personal assets he said would be available to- day. "The money will be avail- able, but we have lo find a proper the president and editor of Ihe San Francis-, co Examiner and chairman of Ihe Hearst -Corp. told news- men Monday. "They've asked me for a goodwill gesture. 1 consider this a goodwill gesture, partic- ularly since there's no guaran- tee lhal my daughter will be released. "I think it is up lo them now to believe me and lo make a good failh gesture of their own." Details on how the money would be spent and the food distributed remained (o be worked out. he said. Fond in- dustry officials said 52 million would provide enough food lo slock 34 supermarkets. The Symbionese. Liberation Army, which claims lo be holding Hie 19-ycar-nld Univer- sity of California student, de- manded that.Hearst give of free food lo each of the state's poor, aged, paroled and disabled as a condilion for negotiations for her release. State officials estimated the cost al some million. Hearst announced his plan one day before a deadline set by Ihe SI .A. He emphasized it was only a first step. President Soys Americans Not a Nation of Quitters Ily FIIANK CORMIER'' Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) Without directly mentioning his Walcrgale woes, President Nixon has told bis largest and most enthusiastic audience since the 1972 campaign that "Ihc'American people are_not a nation of quitters." Joining (lov. George C. Wal- lace ;tf nn bojibr America Day rally Monday in Huntsville, Ala., Nixon told an outdoor crowd estimated by security personnel at lo "Americans 'have always had strength in adversi- ty...there have been limes of discouragement in America but the American spirit was such that we always became stronger when the going got tougher." Nixon pointed lo Wallace as NEWS INDEX Amusements 3C Business Mirror 5A' Bridge..................8C 5-8C Comics 'tC Editorials 4A Horoscope.............. 8C Hospitcf Patients 4B Obituaries 6A Sriorls 1, 2C To Your Good Hcollh ......4B TV Loq 3C TV Scrmi 3C Wun. n's News 3B a living example of this, re- calling his recovery from a assassination attempt that left the governor partially paralyzed. Wallace, who has sought the presidency three limes and is considered a Ihe 197G Democratic presidential nomination, seemed careful in his introductory remarks to pay honor to Ihe presidential office while sidestepping any praise of Nixon the man. "We in Alabama have al- ways honored the oflice of the p reside n c y of the United Stales. We arc all flag wavers in said Wallace. The governor got a bit more personal when, allcr saying it was an honor lo have the Pres- idcnl in the stale, he added: say God bless you, Mr. President, and I submit lo you that you are among friends in Alabama." Cheers and welcoming ban- ners far outnumbered evi- dences of criticism in Ihe rally crowd, although a few persons held aloft placards wilh such legends us "Honor America- Impeach Although it was an unusual- ly large and enthusiastic crowd, Nixon scenvngly made lillle ef'orl 'o try and prepare a speech for 'Ihc occasion. Talking, without a manuscript, he rambled and repeated fragments of ad- dresses delivered in the past. Many people in the crowd were inattentive lq his words, chattering while he spoke and seeming satisfied simply to have seen Ihc President. Once he was introduced, in fad, large numbers streamed steadily away from the public park near downtown Hunls- ville. perhaps Imping lo avoid traffic jams. A WEEKENDER "There is no guarantee Pa- tricia is going lo gel home on he sKid. His daughter was pulled screaming from her Berkeley apartment 15 days ago by I wo black men who fired shots al witnesses. Hearst also said he had asked San Francisco attorney William Cnblenlz, a family friend, lo see that two SLA members charged with the murder of Oakland Schools Supt. Marcus Foster last Nov. 6 get a fair trial. Hearst said Ihe he is donating himself represents "a substantial part of my per- sonal assels." lie said Ihe re- maining million would come .from the William Ran- dolph Hearst Foundation. "This is an honest effort on my part lo do .what I can, and that's all I can do. I think they'll believe Hearst said. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Naliflnol Wecther Service [Ngtional Mop, Pg. IB) ABILENE AND VICINITY radius) Fair today ond tonight becom- ing parlly cloudy Wednesday- Warmer of- bul cool ot night. Scutruveslsrly winds 10 lo 15 rrph. High today neor 70. lomohl rn mid Ms. High Wednesday [n mid-70i, High and row for 14 hours ending t a.m.: tl and 3i High and low dole last year: 43