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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - January 26, 1974, Abilene, Texas 3 STAR FINALtEfje Abilene Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 223 PHONE 073 4271ABILENE. TEX.. 79604 SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 26. 1974- FORTY PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Press (ZP) Who needs a You just can't keep a cactus down. It will grow anywhere. This one is growing through a one-tenth of an inch space between the wire mesh screen and the frame of the fire escape of the First National Bank Parking Garage. The plant s roots take nourishment from the pigeon droppings on the lire escape. The building at the left is the First National Ely Building. (Staff Photo In John Best) Petroleum Institute Can't Explain Statistics Conflict By STAN BENJAMIN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The American Petroleum Institute said Friday it has rechecked and partially confirmed its report of an 8 |*miHion*barrel decline in crude oil stocks for the week ended Jan. 18. The API, an industry trade organization, said, however, that it still could not explain the large decrease or its apparent conflict with other API statistics that seemed to indicate a stock decline of less than 791,ODO barrels. The Federal Energy Office pointed out the apparent discrepancy in its weekly analysis uf the API statistics and asked the API to recheck its figures. Later in tile day, the API Australian Floods Force Evacuation BRISBANE. Aust ilia (AP) — Commandeered aircraft were used Friday to evacuate all but about 80 of the entire population of 600 from a flooded town in the lonely outback country of Queensland. Authorities said those remaining were safe for the night on high ground near the airstrip. The Queensland government ordered the emergency evacuation as Australia's worst floods this century continued to glut the island continent. The government-commandeered private and military aircraft succeeded in shifting the people of Normunton, in the desolate Gulf of Carpentaria area. They were flown to the coastal'city of Cairns where the evacuees were housed in public halls and private homes. Later, an emergency helicopter evacuation was under way in the far northwest of Queensland where th* choppers winched homesteader* from the roots of their inundated homes. The floods have caused rn till ors of dollars of damage and destroyed thousand^ of cad of livestock. issued a statement saying it had rechecked 14 of the 16 oil companies that .submitted the crude stock figures and ‘ each has verified the accuracy of the data submitted to us.” The API said ii was willing to make the detailed reports available to FEO officials and it was .still trying to figure out the big decrease. API statistical expert John Hodge* said he could not immediately explain the difference between the two figures, but would check on it quickly. FEO deputy administrator John Sawmill and David Oliver. acting chiel of the FEO office of oil and gas statistics, told newsmen at a briefing that they expect to find the explanation in some sort of statistical reporting error and did not think the discrepancy might represent any secret stockpiling of unreported oil. In its analysis of this week’s See PETROLEUM, Pg. 12A, C ol. I Tuition Grant Backers Win Victory Reporter-New* Austin Bureau    guage could cut off the “tui-    Rights cannot    be changed in    monies for the “benefit of any AUSTIN — Supporters of    tion equalization plan” w'hich    any proposed    new eonstitu-    sect. or religious society, the “tuition equalization plan”    is feeding $5 million this year tion.    theological    or    religious    semi- and other state programs and $7,500,000 next year to pri-    Religious and vocational nary.” by which students at private    vate college students.    school groups had told the    The Education Committee colleges and schools get state    The vote to remove the pro- committee the provision would wm complete work on the en- Slants to help pay tuition    hibition recommended by the    invalidate 21 presell! laws al-    .    .    .    .    dj charges won an overwhelming Constitutional Revision Com- lowing the state to contract    me    o    * 17-2 vote Friday in the Educa-    mission found two West Texas    with religious    and other pri-    recommendations to trie eon- tion Committee of the Consti-    senators. Jack Hightower of    vate schools for services for    vention floor for final debate, tutional Convention.    Vernon and W. E. (Pete) Snel-    tbe mentaiiy and physically    a final vote will be taken on Actually, the vote was oil a    sun of Midland, as the two    handicapped.    the full article before it goes motion by Rep. Bob Vale of    dissenters    By    excluding    college*,    the    thP floor San Antonio to remove the    Rep.    Vale moved to strike cri(': .oposal wouId have „jv.    -ms makes the vote "tents- proposal of the Constitutional the revision, saying that the    J    J™    . . sanrtinn tft    V . ,5 I    .I Revision Commission which    principle of separation of    state's tuition canalization    tive but the big majority in- had called tor a prohibition    church and state is adequately    “ Vhth“ aTc^mfuT    S^ot o rTk"a against state aid to schools be-    safeguarded in the Bdl of    criticism from some cor-    "n    the "tam graSu to private low the college level.    Rights of the lexas Constitu-    on ine sldie grams 10 pnvme But there had been concern    Hon and the U.S. Constitution.    .    ,    I(    colleges and universities, yoca- among pnvate colleges and    Atty. Gen John Hill has    Ole    Bill of Rights prohtb.ts    tmnal    schools and other types vocational schools that the lan-    ruled that the slate Bill of    the appropriation of slate___of non-public edacrtM.___ Judge Asks Nixon Write Tapes Letter • WASHINGTON (APi   A    tapes” and the reasons that    Dean III. who was then his    versation he had with Dean on federal judge on Friday asked    disclosure to the committee    counsel.    March 21. The tapes of two President Nixon to submit a    would not be in the public in-    The    fifth concerns a Febru-    meetings the men had that personal letter spelling out his    terest.    ary 28, 1973 meeting - a time    day were among those subpoe- E of privilege on five    “This statement must be    when Dean said he told the    naed    by the Senate committee, whit* Unite* lanpg that have    j    l. vt. n i , *    President he. Dean, had legal    along with ones of    Sept. 15, ^en .uh^rhv th. 4o    S,Knt<l    ,h' P'eS"len'- "    problems because of his post-    1972 and March 13 ^e Wa W wmmitteL ’    only he can invoke the pm,-    Watergate activities "and    In his order. Gesetl Invited US District Judge Gerhard    issue.    Gesell luled.    therefore could be involved in    \V atef gate prosetutoi Leo.] A Gesetl at the same time    Four    of    the tapes subpoe-    a„ obstruction of justice."    '"Tm' xnfTn.T Worn! threw out one of the two sub-    naed were among the ones    , .    ...    probable effect that fuming poenas the committee served    given by the prosecutor and    xon    * sa    over the five tapes to the com- on the President demanding    all are of conversations    be-    l^rn <>f coverup activities in    nmtee would have on future all documents of 25 White    tween Nixon and John    W.    the White House until a con-    Watergate prosecutions. House and Nixon re-election aides bearing on Watergate    ■ ■    |    Hi    I    I    I Hughes Fells to Show Up July 23.    ■ Gesell s order said the sub-    bm    ■■    Hi ■    ■ 55S355 To Face Federal Charges ... and is wholly inappropriate given the stiingent lequiie-    MICHAEL    MITCHELL    The four others. Robert Ma-    >uit against Hughes in federal menu applicable "here a    Associated    Press Writer    turn. Chester (' Davis. James    court in Los Angeles, hasbeen raised11”V*    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Billion- H. Nail and David B Cbarney,    Maheu sued Hughes after a The committee asked the    aire Howard Hughes failed to    u^he^eme.ed^"    news    conference    in court to enforce the subpoena    appear for arraignment on    > bul onl> Maheu enteied    1>)S AnKejes l)unng the con- after the President claimed    stock manipulation charges in    l>Iea-    ference a voice, purpoiled to executive privilege arguing    federal court Friday. The    Maheu |>leaded innocent to    that    of Hughes, said. “He that turning over the tapes    judge said he will decide next    seven    counts of a federal iii-    i Maheu > stole me blind.” and documents would invade    Wednesday whether lo issue a    dictment chaiging stock ma-    '|    «> iii pson said Maheu presidential confidentiality.    bench warrant tor Hughes ar-    nipulation in connection with    would    no!    have to appear in Samuel Dash, chief counsel    rest.    Hughes purchase of Airw es)    cuur,    next    ww>k for the dig. of the Senate committee, said    Hughes,    charged with four    Airlines lie was ordered re-    missal arguments, but would he agreed with the judge that    other-men, is living in seclu-    leased on a SIO. KH) personal    benefit if the motions were the documents subpoena was    sion in the Bahamas. He could    ^cognizance bond.    successful, vague and very broad. At the    be declared a fugitive if tie    The other three defendants    Before    Friday’*    arraign- time. Dash said, the commit-    ignored a bench warrant.    accepted Thompson’* offer to    men!, a none to postpone the tee didn t have enough evi-    U.S.    District Court Judge    delay pleas until after he rules    proceedings was denied by the denee to be more specific    Bruce Thompson sajd he    un the dismissal motion next    Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals about the materials it wanted.    w()uld ^ on the ben(.h war.    Wednesday.    in San Francisco. But he pointed out the deci- rard aftej- hearing pre-trial    Morton (*alane. Maheu s ai    jn    ?    move,    defense sion doest) t affect the request    motions for dismissal of the    tOlney, said his client entered    attorneys for Hughes. Davis for specific tapes and said a    indictment against Hughes    his plea so he could be free to    and Nail appealed to U S. Su- new subpoena issued bv the    and ^ others.    pursue his $17.3 million    libel    pi erne Court Justice William committee and not yet in liti-    _    -    (). IMuglas for a writ which gation was far more detailed    would have stopped the ar- m its seaith loi documentary    InSIClC    I OOOV    raignment. bul it was denied. evidence.    ' Gesell ruled thai Nixon1*    Tf\   f',r r SSS? Delegates Okay $1.8 Million Budget    - ( "aumail Se" sam J. En,ii    Texas Constitutional Con-    the popular averaqes    the imhitnlent. general' and ""nol" suihuen'th    A    ^8 mdl^n bud-    d°Sed **    "****    I he five we,e indicted bv . contemporaneous” to enable    p    ^    W°V    (Bey had bequn federal grand jury in leas Ve- the court to make a decision.    as brokers pointed to "in ga> Dec. 27. t he action I he Senate subpoena was    American millers say they    decisiveness and nervous-    stemmed from a yeai-long Served at about the same    Amerce*n    v    /    . im/Actr,r. p    curdles and Exchange Com- limo that the spacial    won t be buy.nq much    ness by investors Pa.  ................ Watergate prosecutor demand-    Canadian    wheot un ess    T Ii e indictment contends ed tape recordings of nine    ,ts Pnce dnc1    Amuumenti ..... .    .    ha    there was a conspiracy to meetings. That issue later was    costs come down    rq. 4b    A*»r«u*y    7*    pressure directors    of Airw est decided by U.S. District Judge    J    .    J*    t«» sell to Hughe* between John J. Sirica in favor of    the Thomas and (-ranees Lau    cu*«ifiW    2-7D    ,June 1 an(1    ,hf prosecutor and the tapes were    ver of Modesto,    Calif.,    Comic*    *,9C    (Iy> the sale was made final, turned over — except for poi-    hope their infant son—    Editorials    4a    Hughe>    is    accused    of    author- tions where Sirica upheld the    kidnaped    one year aqo    ift7nr    '/mg Davis and Maheu to unprivilege claim.    is    with qood people who    Obituor***    2 3a    lawfully manipulate    the mar- Gesell invited the President    care for him Pq 12A.    oy    Ret price of Airwest stock by to submit before Feb 6 a    Sport*    1.5c    depressing the value of the statement “indicating whether A few issues provided most tv*!*    M“,0,v    stock and threatening lawsuits he still wishes to invoke e\e<    of the activity    on the    Tv Scour    10A    against directors    opposed to utive privilege as to these    stock market Friday as    Wom*n'« N*w«    JI    the sale. Engineers Key to Better Mileage: 'Featherfoot' By HARRY ATKINS Associated Press Writer DETROIT (AP) - Paul Prior’* engineering pals at Chevrolet have called him “featherfoot” for years, but in these days of gasoline shortages there is envy in their voices. Prior, 48, a project engineer, has devoted most of his adult life to helping drivers get belter mileage from their cars. i'm conv.need drivers of all makes can achieve better mileage if they observe a few basic principle*,” said Prior, who helped train Chevy drivers for competition in oil company sponsored economy runs. Drivers competed against each to determine which driver and car turned in the best fuel economy. “More economical driving only takes practice.” Prior said. “Basically, you have to practice being smooth, avoid hard starts and avoid unnecessary throttle movements. “Of course the car should be tuned, with good tire pressure and wheel afignment.” To prove his point, Prior pu* an AP newsman behind the wheel of a 1974 Impala and had him drive a 39-mile route of suburban roads A flow meter recorded the exact amount of gasoline used. The normally lightfooted reporter got 12.02 miles per gallon. Then Prior held a brief eminar on gas-saving driv-ng, gave the reporter a few ninutes practice and took him iround the course again. This time the reporter got the help of a vacuum gauge. which shows when the car is using excess power — and gas The reporter got 1.18 more miles per gallon the second time around. Drivers can do nonmechan-cal things to help achier bet-■r mileage, too. “Timing stop lights so you atch a majority of greens helps.” Prior said. “Don’t accelerate going up hills and observe all speed limits and you’ll save gas. too.” Some drivers Prior has taken around the course have realized as much as a three mile per gallon improvement “The average driver drives 12.000 miles a year,” Prior said, if he got 12 nt.p.g. he d burn 1.000 gallons. But if be could get 14 m.p.g. he’d only burn 857 gallons. “At 50 cents a gallon, which we re paying today, that s a savings of $71.30 a year,” tit said. ;

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