Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 1, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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93RD YEAR, NO. 198 PHONE 673-4271
ABILENE, TEX.. 79604, TUESDAY MORNING. JANUARY I. 1974-TWENTY-FOUR PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS
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Major New Indictments
WASHINGTON (AP) ~ Ma- The original grand jury, im-
jor new indictments are immi* paneled June 5, 1972 — 12
nent in the Watergate affair days before the second Water-
and related cases, special gate break-in — has been
prosecutor Leon Jaworski in- hearing evidence on a continu*
dicated Monday. ing basis about the incident
In a year-end report, Jawor- and subsequent cover-up.
ski said tile grand juries are Another grand jury — soon
expected to vote on indict- to be joined by a third — has
ments in January and Febru- been investigating such notary “in a substantial number ters as: the White House
of major involvements.” plumbers, including the Ells-
------------------ t)erg psychiatrist break-in; fin-
I • J ancial aspects of the Ni::on
inside I OQQy re-election campaign, includ-
ing the ITT and milk fund cas-D Va* L CL es; and campaign espionage
British Shops and dirty tricks.
... | a j Jaworski said investigations
Work Around are continuing “in various
^ fN t Ai I areaS WM*0 the SI*0’*3* pros*'
j-DQV Vt ©CK tutor’s jurisdiction ... includ
ing the review of White House Britain slows to o three-day ides.”
week in the woke of the He did not say who or what
energy crisis, idling thou- the indictments would involve,
sands. But mony basin- but it is known several one-
esses and shops find ways time top presidential aides
to keep operating. Pg. and intimates have been the
JOA. target of grand jury investiga-
T. J. Barlow of Houston, a tions.
member of the board of include:
directors of First Notion- -?or™? *tty\ Gtn„J0^
- al Bonk of Abilene and N. MtcheU. Nixon s camp* 8"
F.rst Abilene Boneshaw, directOTuntUhs
«♦ i two weeks after the Democrat-
confirmed Monday that headquarters break-
!k Hiatal n” m I eh Stuart Magruder. who
p^Jerol R t i e r y e Pleaded *uilty ,0 con*Pir®tT ,()
d Jtn i« Pn IHA obstruct justice, told the Sen-
Bonk of Do os. Pq JOA. a|e Watergate Committee that
Spencer Woolley Kimball, Mitchell approved the burglary - sustain.cd 12th and
president of the Church _jj jj Haldeman, Nixon s
of Latter-dov Saints, is former chief of staff and John
considered God's spokes- D Ehrlichman, his chief do-
mon on earth to the rnestic aide. There was testi-
world s three million mony to indicate they may
Mormons Pg. 48 have had knowledge of the
A moss of unresolved issues cover-up.
owaits Congress in the —Ehrlichman, David R
new year, fopped by pas- Young, G. Gordon Liddv and
sible impeachment pro- Charles W. Colson in the oper-
oeedmqs agonist Presi- ation of the White House
dent Nixon. Pq. ICA. “plumbers." — a group 1*-
. 1B signed to plug security leaks.
Aco.n Lim Khrlicbman. Young and Liddy
irz, ii bar* born indicted in Lo-
BHSft ** Angeles on state charges in
CUstifed 7-1 OC connection w ith the break-in
Cemici 4,SC • ^ pr Lewis Fielding — the
Dr-. psychiatrist of Pentagon Pa-
Uiteriait • ^ pers figure Daniel Ellsberg.
Markets Egil Krogh Jr., who headed
Obituaries JA the plumbers operation, picador .......... *4 ed guilty Nov. 30 to a charge
Spam.......... 1,2,1 OC 0f conspiracy to violate Field-
Taday ia HiWonr ™ civ|j rjghts and |,js sent.
l/T| 4A encing is expected in the
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BY KATHARYN DUFF
ie new year is still a wee g, not yet old enough to e developed any character, t would be unlair to pre->e him.
is obvious, however, that youngster has his job cut His old pa staggered off history leaving this pack unsolved problems for the y to manage All these blems and an election r, too.
hat a legacy! Little 1974 is
ig to need all of us resolv-
a lot of resolutions.
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esolutions fall into certain erns and first of all we uld resolve this year to I better care of our health, fe must not develop ulcers Tying over the heartbreak psoriasis.
ertainly we will take this r no laxative not recoin-tided by eight out of ten tors.
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o help little 1974 along we st become conservatist for nation s sake.
Ie will not guzzle fuel mov-the car every two hours ti one set of downtown ite buttons to another set.
It will not eat up the for-5 as does that fellow who is breakfast food, o help out on the balance payments we will cut down caviar consumption and
nk no Scotch.
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Ye will combat shortages. manly, we will battle the ney shortage. We will buy more 69-eent*a-head lettuce in we did in 1973. A cabbage f goes right well with ham-rger and soybean.
We will give up cauliflower
except for major occasions
and will rule $1.50-per-pound
bacon a gourmet food.
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And this year we will save money on income taxes. Ease that weekly bite on the paycheck and some other problems will straighten out.
How. vou say? Simple.
After a great deal of thought we have decided to give personal papers, those two piles that are more or less stacked on this desk, to the Abilene
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Mayor and councilmen will surely appreciate 'his gift.
The papers have sentimental value. A few pieces, unpublished poems, are very sentimental.
There is historical value to thrill, too. Here are notes and clippings and story ideas that have been around a long time.
Don’t know what value (for tax purposes) would be put on these documents. The local
college publicity men could
decide. Some of their publicity is included in the unused material so they should be realistic in their appraisal.
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With a little thought and a little resolve we can all help 1974 get started. Conserve and save a little here and there.
But, remember, we have
King’s X on Abilene City Hall for our tax-deduct files.
You might give yours to th * Council of Governments or County Commissioners. Precincts One, Two, Three or Four.
It was thought the grand jury also considered plumbers a'-tivitips beyond the Ellsberg break-ftl.
—roi mer Atty. Gen. Richard G. Kleindienst, who says Nixjn intervened in the ITT case, a contradiction of his earlier testimony that there was no White House pressure. The ITT matter involved a promise to underwrite the Republican National Convention, possibly in return for the government’s dropping an antitrust action against the conglomerate.
—H e r b e r t W. Kaimbach, Nixon's personal lawyer and a major fund-raiser. Involved is whether corporations were coerced into making illegal contributions. Kaimbach has denied exerting such pressure.
—Former Commerce Secre
tary Maurice H. Stans. th( Nixon re-election committee’s finance chairman, in corporate contributions matter. Eight corporations and one officer in each have pleaded guilty to charges of making illegal campaign contributions.
Mitchell and Stans are scheduled to go on trial in January in New York in the Vesco case. Mitchell is charged there in nine counts, including conspiracy to obstruct justice and perjury. Stans was indicted on if) counts, also including conspiracy to obstruct justice and perjury.
Indictments in the Watergate case were reported immi-
Pg. UA. til. 8
New Year's Eve Quiet in Abilene
At least before the bewitching hour ushered in 1974, New Year’s Eve 1973 was a relatively quiet night locally for crime and accidents, law enforcement agencies reported.
Police Criminal Investigation Division officer Jerry Franklin explained the light number of reported crimes.
“People are just too busy-celebrating to go out and steal anything.’’
“NEW YEAR'S and New
Year's Eve are usually fairly quiet as far as crime goes." said Cap! George Sutton, head of the CID. “Sometimes there s a theft or tar burglary but that s about all '*
Early Monday night police investigators had worked a house burglary in which $200
in stereo equipment was taken Only a few misdemeanor thefts were reported.
Taylor County Sheriff s department reported no major incidents as of late Monday. One spokesman described things as “usually pretty quiet on New Year's Eve until alyout 11:30 or 12.”
Automobile accidents which might be expected to be heavy in numbers on the traditional drinking night were extremely low as of Monday night.
NO MAJOR accidents had been worked by the police, sheriff's department or Department of Public Safety.
Fire Department officials answered only two calls Monday evening. Both were minor with little damage.
Oh, Dear! A 2-Headed Deer) Untapped energy source
LAK EDO. Tex. <AP> - Another deer season is over in South Texas and judging from the preliminary kill reports, things were good.
The results also yielded the usual number of good stories and some rare kills For unusual kills, however, It ll be difficult to top the one registered by a Laredo businessman, Nolan Adams.
He bagged a nine-point buck moving in the Webb County brush with the head of a second deer lodged iii the antlers The second deer apparent Iv had been killed in a light several weeks earlier.
“I thought I had seen a deer with ,reak horns.’Adams said. “AU I could see were th*» horns as the deer moved through the brush.”
Adams shot the deer with a .270 Browning.
“I had heard of freak horns, but I had never seen anything like this,” Adams said.
Veteran deer hunters of the Webb area and officials of the Texas Parks and Wild'ife Department said the two bucks
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apparently went through a hard fight, locked horns and one broke the other's neck. Adams said the s u r v i v o r crushed an antler through the jawbone of the dead animal.
He theorizes that the survivor broke the neck of the other and eventually the coyotes ate away at the dead buck, leaving the head locked on the rack of the live one.
“There’s no way the live one could've broken loose from the dead deer." he said. “I couldn't pull them apart.
Workers at a cold storage plant couldn't do the trick either. abort of breaking the antlers.
Pl-WD officials say the rack of the second deer came from an older buck, judging from the thickness of the horns The second rack had IO point.'.
(lame officials say the deer shot by Adams showed signs of bad wounds around the neck.
With tile nation and much of the world facing an energy problem, solar heat and wind-driven power may help solve some of the shortages brought about in other fuel-related fields. I mapped sources, such as this scene in the countryside near Reading. Pa., could contribute to the country's energy needs. (AP Wirephoto)_
South Jones Group Seeks To Enjoin Hospital District
By RDY A. JONES ll Reporter-New s staff Writer
AN SO N *—D i s g r un 11 e d Jones County taxpayers who came out on the short end of the Dec. 18 \<>te to expand the boundaries of the Stamford Hospital District are now taking their case to the courts.
In a suit filed Saturday in 104th Disi id Court here, members of the Jones County Taxpayer' Assn. are asking that the hospital district be permanently enjoined from attempting to enforce the legislative act which pro\ ated for expansion.
The 83rd Legislature s act allowing expansion of the hos
pital district boundaries was unconstitutional, the plaintiffs claim, in the suit filed by Abilene attorney Frank Scarborough.
LISTI !) AS plaintiffs are Billy Vinson, Alvin Jefferies, Dr. David Ramsey , J. M Foster. \. L. Mullins, and Mrs. Charles Smith, all of who live in the .southern portion of Jones County.
Vinson said Monday night that the suit was filed “on behalf Of all the property owners out here who are being included in the expansion
He ;.nd other have objected to the expansion on the
Survey Suggests Recession Imminent
ANN ARBOR. Mich. (AP) — The combination of consumer pessimism and the energy crisis “suggests that the onset of a general recession is imminent.” according to a prestigious research group.
The Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan said a steep slide in consumer confidence early in 1973 slacked off in the period from early September to early November. But it said attitudes remain very unfavorable.
“A significant slowdown in consumer spending, a substantial fall-off in two key consumer industries (housing and cars), and therefore probably a recession were indicated by surveys conducted early this year before the fuel crisis became a problem,” the researchers said.
“The results of the most recent survey, in conjunction with the deepening fuel crisis, suggest that the onset of a
general recession is imminent Auto sales will be particularly hard hit," they said.
The report. v\litten by survey founder George Kalona and director lay schmiedes-kamp. is widely considered a key indicator of the nation s
The survey was based on hour-long personal interview* with a nationwide representative sample of 1,440 persons between Oft. 16 and Nov. 20, the university said.
But despite the researchers’ conclusions, they reported that .ll per cent of ihose surveyed expect to be better off a year from now. and only 15 per cent said they expect to be worse off. Some 48 per cen* said it is a good time to buy a large household item, with only 20 per cent saying it was a bad time.
But 48 per cent said the next 12 months would be a bad time to buy a car, with only 25 l>or cent saying the reverse.
Sixty-three per cent said it would bt* a bad time to buy a house, compared to 27 per cent favorably disposed to such a purchase In the period in which the survey was conducted, researcher' found “expectations about business conditions and about the economy remained quite pessimistic and showed little improvement They also reported tow confidence in the government s ability to cope with economic problems, and attributed the
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feeling partly to the Watergate scandal.
“Faith in the government ha* been declining steadily since 1966,” they said. "In 1973, the decline ha* been accelerated. not only by inflation. but also by concern over U.tergate.”
The researchers said continuing reports of personal income increases suggested the recession could be relatively mild.
•‘On the other hand,” they said. "the pervasive lack of confidence in the government and in its economic policy, together with the widespread opinion that the inflation prol>-lem will not be easily solved, has led to great pessimism about the long-run outlook for the economy.
“These attitudes, which are not easily turned around, have a powerful impact on housing as well a> other major spending decisions and the incurrence of installment debt
grounds that the rural people in the southern pail of the county often use Abilene medical facilities, not those of Stamford, and so did not want to pay for the operation of the Stamford Hospital District.
Named as defendants in the suit are the members of the b (spital s board of directors: J. F West tchairman»; E. F. Upshaw, (secretary); Sam Baize, A. C. Humphery, A. J. Mills. Don Hose and Eugene Swenson.
DINT. CLERK W. f. McDonald said he filed the suit Saturday after receiving it by mail, but didn t issue citation’s to the defendant! until the courthouse opened Monday.
The plaintiffs allege that law concerning hospital districts “is expressly limited to creating of hospital districts, and does not authorize that changing. amending or expanding of a district already created and already subject to a bonded indebtedness.'’
“The act of the regular se#* sion of the 63rd Legislature is contrarv to the Constitution in that the legislature was not creating a district within its constitutional authority, but was attempting to change and expand an existing district which the Constitution of the State of Texas does not authorize,*’ the plaintiffs allege.
They ask that the act of the legislature be declared null and void and that the hospital district be enjoined “from attempting to enforce the act and the election puisuant thereto and prohibiting the district from assessing and collecting any tax on the land and properties of these plaintiffs."
DI ST. JUDGE J Ned Daniel was busy in Abilene Monday
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