Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 24, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS I F 93RD YEAR, NO. 221 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, THURSDAY EVENING, JANUARY 24, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Asiociuleil Press By ELIJIi RUCKER Crematorium Rites Possibly More Costly Q. Last year your paper ran an article about cremation and how it's becoming popular nil over (he country hul Ihe "article didn't give any nanics of the crematoriums or locations. 1 believe Ihe article said the crematoriums were charging (lie amount allowed by 'Social Security burial fund, which Is alioiit I'd like any information you have on the siiujecl since I'm on Social Secu- rity and have very little money. A. As far as we can Icll, cremation isn't necessarily going Id save you mtiney: Any- way, we didn't find a single-crematorium Ihat doesn't'require the body be handled lirst by a funeral limnc. Actually it could cost you more when you add the expense of transporting the body to the ereamatorium. Death certificates must he filled out and tiled; funeral homes are equipped lo handle tlie.necessary paperwork. The remains must he Iransported-in some sort of casket so we don't sec where there would be any great savings. If you want to check further, Greenwood Cemetery in Fort Worth is your nearest crematorium. Q. In the state o( Texas, is there any law on financial care of illegitimate children? Can the father be forced lo support the child in any way? A. under the new family code there are provisions requiring a father to provide some support, says Dist. Ally. Ed Paynter. Consult a private attorney for additional information. 0. My son has a pet owl. What Is a balanced diet for an owl? It's a barred owl and now we're feeding him a chick- en neck a day. Docs the 700 hire school hoys for clean-up? He's very interested in working with animals. He's 15 years old. A. Owls need.a certain amount of rough- age (feathers and so whole mice and English sparrows are good for them. Chick- en necks are fine for.variety but not as a steady diet, says our. Zoo-Director Dan Watson. He' also said now hear this that barred owls are protected animals and it's illegal to keep one, so you better let him hoot from a tree of his own choosing. When your son turns 10 he can apply at City Hall for a jol) at the zoo. Q. I'd like to laminate some window shades with sheets that match a paint- Ing I have. I've been lo the material stores and they had the necessary kits and Instructions but tlicir shade edges fray and don't.look (oo hot. Can you find mil how the professional decorators do it? A. It's all in the glue, says Ed Wood, who's put together many a window shade. Most glue dries, gels brittle and cracks when Ihe shade is rolled up. You want laminating glue because it slays flesiblc. Wood says lo roll il nn with a paint roller, unroll the fabric onto the shade, smooth out Ihe wrinkles and let it dry. lie buys his glue from a firm in Dallas and as a special favor will sell you a little bit. We've sent you instructions oil how to find Mr. Wood. Q. How do I know when the hcsl time Is lo breed a dog? She's already in heat. A. She'll luiow when it's the right time and will be receptive. When she's receptive, she's ready, says a veterinarian. A dog is normally in season 21 days. She'll attract male dogs during the entire period but nor- mally about the lOlh, Ilth, or 12th day she'll be receptive. If not, skip a day and try again. Our veterinarian source says lo insure puppies, it's best to breed her, skip a day, breed her again, skip a day, then breed'her again. This doesn't mean you'll have more puppies lull you're more likely to hit ovula- lion. Generally the female is receptive for three to five days but il varies. Address questions lo Acllon Line, liox 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not be used hut questions inns! be signed and addresses given. Please include tel- ephone numbers if possible. Red Cross Keeps Pace With Times The Red Cross is keep- ing up with the times with o course which includes a section on drugs and their abuse. Story, Pg, 1B. NEWS INDEX Plumber Boss Due Sentencing Brains Behind'Machine' Brains behind the Lincoln Jr. High "Match Ma- Sarrels, "daughter of. Joe C.Sarrels. Here, Ihe two ninth chine" are stuclciH newspaper staffers Keith Mask, graders attempt, lo match up some the lovelorn entries, son of Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Mask, and Slevan (Staff Photo by Don. Blakley) Date Computer Looks Strangely Like Lincoln JH Sports Editor By ANN FI.ORKS Reporter-News Youth Editor Lincoln Junior High now has its own ver- sion oL a computer dating service but with human brains instead of transistors doing the matchmaking. Keith Mask, sports editor of "The I.ong- horn student n e w s p a p e r, dreamed up Ihe idea and printed an appeal In the interested lovelorn in the last issue of the paper. Name of the game is "Hatch Machine." "Is your girlfriend or boyfriend right for you? There's a way to find cut a front page story informed Lincoln students last week. TO "FIND a student may write lo the paper, furnishing the following -'favor- ites" along with his name, grade and send favorite color, drink, food, television show, stale, animal, type of music, celebrity and From that, the Jfalch Machine (Keitli and female staff member Stevan Sarrels) will try to find the, most compatible date-male for each entry from among the entries of the opposite sex. Initial response lo "Roundup's call [or enlries has been good si> far, although some G5 per cent have come from girls. Although Keith admils the unbalanced ra- tio of girls to boys might be a problem, he said the try to make every match it can. Entries now number 150. MATCHES WILL'BE made between two people who have at least five of the fore- mentioned favorite things in common. Exciting climax of "The Dating Lincoln style, will come in three weeks when ''The Hoiindiip" will publish Ihe malchesil.hiis.nia.de.. 7.... "Before publishing them, we're going to check with each person who hns been matched up and make sure it's okay lo run their Keilh noled. He said ho does not expect many lo object to having their potential "mates" an- nounced. "Most students know it's jusl for lie remarked. KEITH SAID lie came up svith the Idea as a means of .stimulating Merest in the school paper... "Our editor always goes around telling us to think up something interesting for the paper. Somehow, this just popped inlo my he .said. WASHINGTON (Al1) Kgil "Hud" Krogh, boss of the so- called White House plumbers, faces sentencing today for the burglary ol Daniel Kllsberg's psychiatrist. II was an assignment he re- portedly once said came "right out of the OvaV Office" of Pres- ident Nixon. Krogh's guilty plea and sen- tencing are the'firsl in the cekv brated break-in at' the office of Dr. Lewis Fielding, a Beverly Hills; Calif., psychiatrist, by White House agents seeking Ihe files of Pentagon Papers fcndanj Ellsberg. The 34-year-old Krogh plead- ed guilty last Nov. 30 to con- spiring to violate Fielding's civ- il rights, a charge that carries a maximum penally of 10 years in prison and a fine. Unlike other defendants in Watergate-related cases who' were'allowed to plead guilty to a single count in return for co- operating with prosecutors, Krogh asked he not be required to testify until after sentencing. Edward L. -Morgan, also a former presidential aide, pre- dicted that his close friend Krogh w i 1 1 "spill his guts" about the plumbers operation, the Wall Street Journal said. "Bud's confession and Ihi; tape erasures will probably do the President Journal quoted Morgan as saying in an interview. In the White House with Krogh and resigned last week from a top Treasury post, said lie does not think Ihat President Nixon will escape impeachment, Hie Jour- nal said. When Krogh pleaded guilty he told U.S. District Judge Ger- hard A. (Jescll, "My today is based on conscience. I want lo avoid any possible sugges- tion that I am seeking leniency thi-iHigli Krogh's agreement lo plead guilty lo tlie civil rights charge resulted in the government's dropping a two-count in- dictment alleging he lied lo a grand jury. "The sole basis for my de- fense was to have been that I acted in the inleresl of national he lold Gesell. "I now feel that the sincerity of my moliva.lion cannot :justify what was done and thai I can-' not in conscience assert nation- al security as a defense." Krogh, once a member of John D. Ehrliclinian's law firm in Seallle, was put in charge of the White House special investi- gations unit known as ttie plumbers by Nixon after publication of Ihe Pentagon Pa- pers. Daniel Ellsberg had turned over the papers to news- men. "f fold Mr. Krogh thai as'a nialteV'of first-priority the unit should find out all il coiijd about Mr. Ellsberg's associates arid President said 1'a's'l year. "1 did not a'ri-' tiiorize and had no knowledge of any illegal means lo be used to achieve this goal." 1! u.l While' House counsel John Dean III told the Sen- ale .Watergate Committee that by this in- told him'he had re- ceived his orders out of (he Oval Office. "I was so surprised to hear this that 1 said, "You must be Dean icstified. "He repealed again that lie had re- ceived .his instructions out of the Oval Office." W. Texas Snowfall Heavier to West 25 Schoolboys Perish in Fire lly JOE DACY II Hcportcr-Ncws Slaff Writer Wednesday's snowfall w a s hardly a blizzard but forecasters al Hie National Weather Service said Thursday lhal the heaviest snows amounled to seven inches WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT COMMERCE Nltionol weolhir (Weaihcr Map. P9- BA) ABILENE AMD VICINITY mile radius) Conllnued cloudy and told wiin a slight chance ol roin today cod lorught, becoming potlly cloudy Friday. NoHncas- Icrly winds al t to 15 men bccom- inu soulheaslerlv lonip.nl. High todoy in low Low lonlghl In mid-30s. High Fridoy in mid-jOi. probsbilily ol prec.pl- lolion lodoy and lonighl 70 per ccnl. High ond l- lo-.v (or 21 llom s ending 9 Amusements Briclqc Business Mirror IDA Business Notes 5B Gossffied 6-9 Comics 5C Ediioriols 4A Horoscope IOC Hospilol Patients 8A Obituaries Spoils 1-3C To Your Good Healih 1 1A TV TV Scout AC Women's NCWJ a m.: JO and 36. Hinli and low some dale Tosl year: J9 Sunset Tosl nigM: sunrise loday: surtsr-t loniflhl: _ Morgan Guaranty Drops Prime Rate NEW YORK (AP) Mor- gan Guaranty Trusl Co. of New York, the nation's fifth largest commercial bank, is lowering its prime lending .rate loday from to per cenl. The Firsl National Bank of SI. Louis, Mo., also announced Wednesday a similar cut in its prime rale, Ihe minimum lending fee a bank charges. its biggest and best corporate customers. Credit experts say they ex- pect other banks soon will lower their prime rale. They say the decreased cost of bor- rowing money could encour- agci business expansion in the near future. The prime surged upward four percentage points lasl year and has slayed al or near an all-time high of 10 per ccnl since lasl September. The lowered prime is nol ex- pected to affect directly loans lo small businesses ami indi- viduals. in Ihe mountains of.Wcsl Texas. Some highways were closed and visibility was cut lo less than a mile throughout tlie mountainous area. Karlher east, however, Ihe show was mixed with light rain amounting lo only .02 of an inch of Colorado Cily and a trace al Ballinger. FORECASTER Jack Sclmabel said the present conditions, ex- pected lo last for a while, arc caused by a high-level low pres- sure trough supplying the cold air and easterly winds. The winds are northeasterly and easterly throughout West Texas, Schnabcl said. The air, he to climb lo high- er elevations as il moves west- ward, becomes cooler'. Moving from Abilene to Mid- land, il may rise as much as feet and decrease in tcin- .peralure from four lo five de- 'Chicken Ranch' A Monument-? HOUSTON, Tex. (AP) The new owners of (he "Chicken Ranch" say the for- mer l.a Grange brothel maybe should be proclaimed a Texas historical monument. Two Houston businessmen purchased the establishment lasl week from Edna Milton. The new owners, who do not want their names used, said Tuesday they arc not making a moral judgement about wliolher the Chicken llancli should have existed. grees, allowing the snow-to fall. SCmVAIlEf, SAID this process- is illustrated by the fact that it snowed a greal deal more at the higher elevations. However, the cooler air lies south of the Panhandle. Amaril- lo reported a high of 45 degrees Wednesday. Lnbbock had -14. Abilene and Midland reported highs of 40 and 35. SCIINABKI, SAID there. is "little movement in the present system. We may see some sun- shine periodically today and maybe a liltle more tomorrow but there's no significant warm- ing trend." "We're not looking for Schnaliel added. I" r n I) a b i I i I y of light rain Thursday is 20 per cent. 1IEUSDEN, Belgium (AP) 'A fire swept through a dor- mitory of a" Roman Calholic boarding school in Ihis small lown during the niglil, killing 25 schoolboys, police said. A priest raised the alarm, and other priests rushed to the dormitory hut Ihe heat and smoke made il impossible lo enler. "Anyone getting in would have never gotten out one fire official said. He said a [ircnien wearing an oxygen mask and roped to other men had to retreat before Iho flam PS. Police said 47 other young boys escaped from the build- ing, possibly through windows overlooking a terrace. "Three dead boys were found beneath a window, hav- ing been overtaken by the siiuikc before they could get one fireman said. Henley May Be Pretrial Finale By JIM BAKLOW Associated Press Writer HOUSTON' (AP) Klmer Wayne Henley, 17, lakes the stand today to tell, for the first lime, about Ihe stalcmenls he made lo officers concerning complicity in Ihe 27 homosexual of teen-aged boys. Henley will be one of the not Ihe in a prclrial hearing seeking to have thrown mil oV coiwl oral and written statements he made to officers. Defense alloruey Gray said Wednesday he may or may nol call several other wit- nesses, depending on his young client's testimony. Henley, .charged in s i x of the'27 deaths, is due to go on trial next week in the killing of Charles R. Cobble, 17, a boy- hood friend. Hut Gray said he plans lo slarl immediately aflcr testimony ends on Ihe suppression motion in order lo delay the actual trial for six months. Gray said his clienl needs such a continuance to al- low 'publicity generated by the prclrial hearing to die down. llcnlcy was- iirrcsliMl last Aug. 8 after he shot aiul killed Dean Arnold 33, in whal was laler ruled self defense. After his arrest, he hold officers thai Coi-ll had lold him of kill- ing and burying youlhs. The next day he gave police a-writ- Icn statement in which he told of killing al leasl six persons. Henley led officers lo where 17 bodies were buried in a Houston slall and four in a wooded area in East Texas. Henley and another defendant, David Hrnks, 18, also showed officers where six bodies were buried in Island, Tex. Broks, charged in four cmmls of nuirdor, is duelu go on trial after Henley. Police'say Corll was the mas- termind in the homosexual murder and torture ring while the two youths procured yonng boys. Gray. said, he plans lo sub- poena a number of reporters in the continuance hearing to ask them about how they obtained a statement Brooks made lo Houston police which impli- cated Henley. Stale District Court Judge William Ilatlen said Wednesday lie probably would nol rule on confessions until Monday. He also said lhal while the defense has nol tried lo move the, trial lhal he would do so himself if il appears Henley could nol receive a fair irial here because of undue public- ity. llallcn said he thinks the evi- dence he would licur on the postponement hearing would be similar to any presented on a motion to transfer the Irial. Coast- Station Violations High SAN' FIIANCIKCO (AP) Aboul -13 per cent of the serv- ice stations in California vio- lated federal price regulations last week, an Internal Reve- nue Service official says. llalph B. Short, acting IKS regional commissioner, lold a United Stales Senate subcom- mittee .hearing Tuesday Ihat the most any slalion over- charged for gasoline was six- cents a gallon. The stations "immediately I Ve (I back when contacted by he added. Ilcfunds were niadc eilhcr by reducing prices or by giv- ing away free gas, Short said. He said when fire fighters finally broke through' the dou- ble dormitory door which opened inward, they found one hoy lying dead on the floor. The blaze may have been caused by a youngster smok- ing in bed and falling asleep, police sources say. The elcc- Iricity in Ihe building was still working when the firemen ar- rived. Most of the victims were as- phyxiated in their beds and apparently did not wake-up before liie flames caught them. Police said rescuers found Ihe charred bodies of the children in the ruins of Ihe red brick building. A window belwecn the dor- niiiory and an exit staircase was found closed, ft could have served as an escape route, but apparently no one tried to open il. The dormitory building was one of a group of brick, con- crete and glass buildings at the School of Ihe Sacred Heart which the SI. Francis Brothers operate. The school is in a park near a coal mine on Hie road from Hassell lo Beerin- gi'ii and is isolalcd from Ileus- den. One source said there were 225 other boarders in the school, but the (ire did not spread lo their dormitory buildings. The dormitory that burned was built in i926 and -had three stories. The fire broke out lin the lop floor, where Ihe boys slcpl in cubicles, separat- ed from each olhcr by wooden partitions. The. children sleeping on nllior flours fled by Ihe build- ing sliiircaso. Local authorities said it ap- peared the fire caught slowly al'first, giving off thick fumes lhal asphyxiated the childmi, and (lien burst into roaring Names lhal fed quickly nn Ihe wooden' panels between Uic bods.