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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 31, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO, 228 -PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, THURSDAY 31, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS. By ELI.IE RUCKER A. D. Doesn't Mean After Death of Christ Q. I am in the 6lh grade'but there Is somelhing Ican't find out. AVe learned (hat B.C. means Before Clirisl anil our teacher said means After Death. My mollicr sard A.D. really means some Latin '.words 'named Anno Domini tor "the year .of our so ihal's not my question because I believe my mother. What I want to know" Is why they use Knglish for before Jesus was horn and Latin for after, Instead or writing the initials In the same language. My molli- er doesn't know. your mollier does know what A.D. stands'for. Stick wilh thai mom of yours. She's all right. We upset H-SUrs Dr. Lloyd Huff and the Reference Staff at the Cily. Library by passing your question on lo Ihem. About the best answer we can concoct is lhal the designations before Clirisl and Anno Domini were chosen at. different times, years apart. A monk came up with Anno Domini'but bad nothing lo dp with Before Christ which was chosen al a lime when Ihe people were departing'.from con- trol of Ihe established church, therefore were steering away trom Latin, the lan- guage of the church. .Q. I have a regular AM-PM radio anil my listening Is dally interrupted by pco: pic using (heir CB radios. Who should I report this to? 1 understand against the law. :.A. Listen for. the call Idlers the next time you have interference, then give A. B. Boinar a ring al C73.-2230. Bomar is one of the presidents of ll'.e local Citizens Band group and can quickly identify the operator. Talk to (he operator personally. Chances are he'll be most cooperative and make the minor adjustments necessary to cut out the The-FCC ResiilcnY Engineer, 707.Thomas Bldg., 1314 Wood St., Dallas 77701. The FCC will gel something done. Q. I really enjoy my evening pa- per. It's greal. I've been reading about Ihe newsprint shortage; Is'there any way my newspapers can be used again'.' I've saved (hem for siiinc lime and would be happy (o return (hem to Ihe paper II this would help The Jleporlcr- Ncws in its paper shortage. A. Thanks for your kind words and for your concern. Recycling ilhose old newspa- pers is. a Iremcridous help but The licport- er-Ncws isn't sel up to collect or recycle Uicm. Our Production Superintendent Jim- my COITGU strongly .encourages you to take your papers either lo. the recycling center in Ihe Coca-Cola parking lol (watch the paper for dates of operation) or lo Abilene Waste Paper Co. lor recycling. This is one crisis that is very real and you can help. The Reporter-News doesn't have a baler, power culler or the necessary personnel to separate printed matter from white paper all necessary lo operate a collection center. Q. Someone (old me jf I drilled a hole- in my pecan tree in January or Febru- ary il would gel rid of pecan borers. Is this true? Can 1 ilb it myself with my hardy dandy electric drill or should I call in Ihe experts? A. You can do il hut wail until spring. Once your tree is covered wilh leaves, that's Ihe time lo drill. You want a hole in Ihe tree trunk, drilled jusl pasl cenler, then pour in liquid systemic. A small Ircc (4 inches in needs about one-fourth cup sys- Icmic; larger trees (12 inches in diameter) require aboul a pint." Plug Ihe hole wilh some sort of stopper. This is the most posi- live way'lo get rid of every kind of borer in existence, says Paula Carter, who knows a lot about'caring for trees. Q. Can you draw Social Security and Old Age Pension bolh at (he same lime? A. Yes if your Social Security benefit doesn't exceed the payment limils of the Supplemental Security Income Program (which Age Assistance.pay- Specific amounts payable under this program are determined, by household ar- rangements, amount of other income and amount of resources available lo the individ- ual. For specifics about your case, phone the Social Security office al 677-5262. Address rnitsdnns lo Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79G04. Names will not be used hut questions mus'l be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers if possible. A'isoiiale'd I'reii (flP) Center Four New Orleans business- men announced Thursday tliey have acquired Ihe entire interest of Showcase Square Shopping Center, previously, owned by American General Really Co. of Houston. A GROUP composed of Ber- nard D. Mason Jr., Guy Lowe Jr., -Phillip Aj Whillman and feasibility .analysts to study pos- 'Robert L. Marshall Jr. made the announcement.' II. P.-Dore, manager of spe- cial projects lor American Gen- eral in Houston, said Thursday that the pririeipalown- ers- will be in Abilene on Mon- day and will bring'with them 'market research specialists and Jackson Says U. S. to Buy Soviet Grain CHAULIE THE CLOWN makhig the circuit by bus Sloff Pftalo by John Bejl FREKPORT, Pa. (AP) The United States will soon be buying grain from Russia for five times what the Soviet Un- ion paid Ihis country in the 1972 grain deal. Sen. Henry JI. Jackson says. "We're going to buy Russian grain back at ?5 a bushel and they bought it for the Washington Democrat said at a Democratic fund raising dinner here Wednesday, night. He said the Russian grain deal cosl Ihe United States some; '-Ja'cksoh' 'joined" Pennsylvania Gov. Jlillon Shapp in support- ing Democrat John Murtha in Tuesday's congressional elec- tion here, Ihe first such conlest of the year. Alurllia faces Republican Smiling Faces Still His Market By Plllf, SHOOK Hcporlcr-Ncws Staff n'riler It isn't the Big Top anymore for Charlie Ihe Clown. II isn't even the Big Time. Hut lie is still'doing'what he has done for years, bringing laughter to children. Charlie was born in Miles City, Mont., of Cherokee Jndian descent "about" 57 years ago.. AN' OLD NEWSPAPER clipping refers lo Charlie as one of the nation's best circus clowns in the 30's and 40's. He has steadfastly kclcl lo his profession even though lie says television has stolen most of his audience. Charlie travels Ihe country from Denver to Abilene lo Lake Charles appearing at grand openings of stores and shopping centers. Anyplace he can find smiling faces. not affected by Ihe energy Charlie said, "because I travel by Grey- hound." Charlie described himself as a "walk1; around" clown during his early days wilh, Hingling Bros. Circus. "I would come in the parade before the show and become? involved in a'spat', Charlie said. CHARLIE USKS TWO clown faces, the custom o! the early circus clowns. Char- lie's faces are the "three dot" and "two 'C' "which he says are registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The "three dot" face, which Charlie wil. be wearing daring, his Abilene shows, symbolizes Ihe holy trinity. The face features two large Idler Cs on each side of the mouth which Charlie says sig- nify "circus" and "Charlie." Charlie will be in Abilene a week, ap- pearing at Kim's Big Top and Showcase Square. Harry JI. Fox in a conlest to fill the scat of, the late Republi- can .lohn Saylor, who died of a heart atjack-lasl fall. Jackson said he has found that pockctbnok. issues, more so than Watergate', are the prince concern" of ino'sl Americans. "I think the people are more interested in 'bread .and butler issues, getting Hie nation straightened out Jackson said.. "W.e. face, ji) Ihis year, our greatest, eco-- nomic crisis since the dcprcs' .sion." The chairman of the Senate subcommittee on interior af- fairs which handles energy leg- islation. said lie will try. to in- clude an oil price rollback in legislation' 'now being consid- ered by a congressional confer- ence committee. "I wanh lhal price' rolled back to ,a barrel wilh -an a (I tl i t i o n a 1 incentive allowed .when the companies can show: they arc really ex- ploring and bringing in, new oil supplies 'Jackson said. Jet Crashes On Samoa s i b le improvements in- 'the' square. Dore said' Showcase Square Supt. -Jinlmy Williams '.'will def- lo manage" the physical plant: Bore- would ;not' disclose" the amount of-the sale, i ''THE'' Si LOCK-LONG .mail, when, il. opened in ..1962, csli.malcd ip.c'o.st about. mil' lion. U opened'with rooftop parking and an .inside mall- i It .sevcil'.slpres .and two vacancies, 'The seven' slpres include .1. C. Pen n.'.e y's, G. 'C...Jfliirpliy's', Blank's Snack ,Bar, .Garland Beauly, School, Xale's .'Jewelry, Lee Optical, and Hanson-Books. i 2 Cold Fronts May Bring Rain- Forecasters .al the National Weather Service s'aid Thursday lhai two. air masses I'ightin'g'cach oitier. [or the1 privi- lege Svelcpiiife iVv ,..th.fi an. Arclic air mass--poised: north is .heiiig '.'impeded by a rapiclly .movingj-.-Pacific-.: front --to f.lhe wost, said forecaster Jack Schnabel. the Pacifier front, .moving-from- the west.m-" air cast-southeasterly" direction, is laden wilh and that it may pass through the Abilene area as ear- ly as Saturday. The Pacilic front, Schnatel. should beat out.the Arctic air. and could trigger shower-, activity as il passes through. Kchiiabel added thai lures would be. a bit cooler but abpvcMiormal for Ihis lime'. :of the said, howevei-; lie thought, present coridilions for hours.; Prosecutor Doubts Dean Lied WASHINGTON (AP) An assistant special Watergate prosecutor said in federal court today that (here is no basis for belie'ving (hat ousted Whits House counsel John W. Dean 311 lied under oath. "We have no basis for believ- ing Dean has committed per- jury in any Rich- ard Davis said. "We would have no basis lor bringing any charge of per- jury against Jlr. Davis added. The prosecutors intend call- ing Dean as a government, wit- ness at the trial of former pres- idential aide Dwight.U Chapin on charges of lying to a grand jury.. Davis' statement at a hearing on prelrial motions filed by Cliapin was the slatcmcnt from the office of special Walcrgale prosecutor Ijcaa Jaworski directly con- tradicting reports from Capitol Hill dial the White House has evidence that Dean lied to Ihe Semite Walergalp committee. The former presidential coun- sel lol'.! the Watergate com- mittee he believed President Nixon was aware of the Water- gate cover-up prior lo March 21, 1973, the date Nixon said-he first learned o! it. Senate Republican Leader Hugh. Scolt of Pennsylvania said recently he has seen While House transcripts he believed contained evidence Dean lied. U.S. District Judge Gerhard A. Gcscll scheduled a hearing for Feb. 15 to hear evjdence on Chapin's contention lhal Dean should not be permilted lo testi- fy. Cliapin, contends !ie consid- ered Dean his lawyer when both were working in .the While House. Jacob Stein, Chapin's lawyer, said, "if the government has evidence llr. Clean has lied even in to this case we have a right to this II was then that Davis said the government .has no such in- formation. Gesell also denied Chapin's request lo transfer the case on the grounds he could not receive a fair trial in Wash- ington. "The case will stay here. The case will be Irjed.on the dale I have the, judge said. The trial is scheduled for April 1. Gesell said lie plans to estab- lish strict rules governing the conduct of Ih'g Cliapin trial and he invileU opposing counsel as well as representatives of the news media jlo submit sugges- tions wilhin iwo weeks. .Chapin is charged willi four counts ol lying lo Hie Water- gale grand jury nboul ac- tivities of Donald II. Scgretli, underground political operative .for the President's re-eleclion committee. Segrclll pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of violat- ing federal election laws during the 1972 Florida primary. He is serving six months at a federal correctional institution in Lom- poc, Calif. Segrctti is cooperating wilh Ihe special prosecutors office. Dean, who pleaded guilty last October to a charge of con- spiring lo obstruct the Water- gate break-in investigation, also has been cooperating and is cs- pectctl to be a government wit- ness in a number of cases. YORK Pan American World Airways said lhal one of its passenger jels crashed short of the runway at Pago Pago, Samoa, today and burst into Ilamcs. The 707 airliner carried 01 passengers and a crew of 10, Pan 'American said. Their, fate was not immediately known. U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wealher Service (WtalFver Map, Pg. lor '-ABILENE .AND. VJCIHITYj (JO-mlle- radius) Fair. lo--. nighl arid Friday. Ccnlinued today and Friilny. Soufhweslerlv winds ol ID lo .70 fnph. becoming noMhrrly HigH lodoy in mid-70b. lonight in mltf- 305. Higli Friday In Hign and lor .24 noun, ending 9 a.m.: 72 and Mian and lame doTe last year: H and 41. Sumcl losl nighl: 'sunrise sunset lonight: Prayers for War Missing Asked at Dyess Breakfast 4-Larie Road Roundup Given It may be o long time be- fore U.S. 277 from Abilene to Wichita Falls becomes a four-lane. highway, accord- ing to reports from Texas Highway Dept. officials. Also, Judge W. R. Ely, a former state highway com- missioner, says it may be a, long time before we see ony four-lane roods anywhere if the new slate constitution doesn't contain a good roads provision, See stories, page 1B. NEWS INDEX Amusements 2C Bridge 3D Business Mirror...........5A. Business Notes........... 68 Classified..............4-7E Comics.................3E Editorials 4A Horoscope 5B Hospital Poiienls 5D Obituaries "tD Sports......'------.-.. To Your Good Heallh......4B TV Loq ........I....... 2C TV Seoul 2C Women's News.......... 3D BY STEVE MONK Reporter-News Military Editor Prayers for the nation's men missing in action and peace were among those offered at Ihe Dyess AFB observance of Ihe National Prayer Breakfast al Ihe Dycss Cluh Thurs- day morning. Me misers of Abilene Chamber of Commerce's Mili- tary Affairs Committee and sev- eral other businessmen joined Dyess personnel for Hie observ- ance. Chaplain (Capl.) .lolin Kroz- scr, in Ills for spiritual aid to Ihe MlAs anil lo Ilicir families. FOLLOWING Tl IK pledge (if allegiance by S.M.Sgl. .lamc.s Canlrell, Chaplain (Col.) Wayne Hurkcy, base chaplain, read a message from Secretary of Ihe Air Force John L, McLticas. In tliat message, McLucas called on the members of the military lo join wilh Ilicir lead- ers in Washington iv thanks lo Gotl for past; blessing and to ask continued guidance. Col. !Kric Carlson, vice com- mander of the 06lb Bomb Wing, in his welcoming remarks said Ihe breakfast had bolh horizon- tal vertical aspects hori- in the sense that men all; Bevels ail over llic world wore participating in Ihe observ- ance; vortical'in tht Ilial it, kddcd depth lo each member present by making him aware ol a higher power. JOE ITODGF.S, president of Bank, gave the main address at Ihe-breakfast. Hodges compared blood trans- fusions to a kind of "spiritual transfusions." Hodges said Ibal although countless lives have been saved by -blood transfusions, countless more lives were enriched by Iransfusions of courage, faith, ambition and enthusiasm. He on those present to be not only recipients of such spiritual Iransfusions, Inil also to be donors. The program ended wilh a bencdicjlion by Frank Pruilt, cir- culation manager o( The Iteporl- cr-Ncws. Speaking Out The owners of these personal lags speak their minds in six loiters or less; for an 'extra-.fee of Mrs. Cosettc Oldfieid of Coiinly Tax-Assc'ssor- Collcclor's office displays the one lag lhal expresses her feelings alioul the move than 1 million pUtcs she will help distrihule between now and April 1, plalcs go on sale.Feu. 1. (AP Wirc- pholoj ;