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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS WE SKETCH'YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH. YEAR, NO. 15 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 2, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Preu I By BLUE BUCKEH Female Fanner Puts 9 Boy Batters Down Q. Since Action Line Is a lent sports fan and I am a fern sports fan why don't you ask your sports department why they didn't run the story of the 12-year- old girl pitcher who struck out 18 boys in a row I don't know where It was (what city) hut I heard it on the radio. This is a real feat in any league but apparently your sporls department didn't think so and chose to ignore It. A. Nah, they're pretty rotten but not rot- ten In the core, 'cause they nn a story ibout a girl pitcher's remarkable acconrp- shiTienl against an alt-boy team. It isn't ]iiite as dramatic as you have described it yours is an altogether different case !hat didn't make the national news wires, and that seems doubtful. The story ran on page 1-C, Saturday, June 15, 1974. It's there. We made 'em produce the evidence. Eleven- year-old liunny Taylor of Clay, West Vir- ginia, pitched a no-hit game against an all- >oy team, striking out nine and walking (Jiree. The game was called after the third because Bunny and her team were nore than runs ahead. Bunny Taylor also hit a home run and a triple that day. Q. I travel S. 71h twice daily and keep wondering when (he city plans to re- paint the center line and lane lines on the heavily traveled street from Arnold Blvd. to Winters freeway. It's difficult at night to know which lane you're in. A. Here's a promise Asst. Traffic Engi- neer Buck Baklridge checked his work schedule, said lie could have your street striped within 30 (lays. Our new City Manag- er Fred Sandlin says there was :i CO day period there when the traffic department was embarrassed al being so far beliind but the new city striping machine has arrived ,and it looks as if they're out from under the backlog and making good progress now. Q. We have a son with a learning problem. He vent to the Eehab Center for a year and they wanted (o keep him for another year but his doctor suggest- ed he go on to regular school. He just doesn't seem able to keep up. He can only count to 12 and he can't read at all. I was assured he has no brain damage and he's not mentally retarded. His leacher wants to put him in ihe second grade and asked me to work with him this summer. I've tried but it doesn't seem to help. lie tries so hard. He he's not like other boys his age and it's breaking my heart to see him go through this. We can't afford a private tutor, I don't mean we're on welfare but we just make a living and that's all. Isn't there some- Ijody someplace that can help kids like my little boy? A. Your first step is to contact Billy Earles at the school adminislralion office about a transfer into the Abilene school eJistrict. If the transfer is approved (and it proba- bly will contact the psychology office (same building) to set up an interview for you, your husband and your child. Your son will be given a psychological evaluation in- cluding tcsls to determine where he most needs help and in what way. If placed in an Abilene public school, he 11 have access to the school psychologists, mental health programs, speech and hear- ini' therapy and most important, special education classes. He can be placed in a regular second grade classroom, then attend whatever special cd classes he requires. There's a good possibility orlier kids in his room will in one or two special ed class- es so there should be no stigma attached aiid he'll get the help he needs. Q. How would I get tickets for the Texas Ranger baseball games? A Mail your request, with check, to Texas Rangers Ticket Office, PO Box 1111, Arling- ton 76051. Held box seats are avajlable at 50, box seats at reserved seats at ?3.aO or general admission for for adults, for children 13 and under. General admission seats are available on a first-come, first- served basis on the day of Hie game only. If vou have lime (at least a week) tickets will be mailed back to you; if not, ask that your tickets be held at the Customer Service Window at the main gale. Address questions to Actitn line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas TWW. Names will not be used bat questions must be signed ind addresses given. Please include tel- ephone numbers It possible. _ NEWS INDEX Amusements Bridge Business Mirror......... 88 Business Outlook 48 Classified 3-7C Comics 7B Editorials Horoscope 3B Hospitol Holienls Obiluories............. Sporls To Your Good Health..... 38 TV Log.............. TV Scout Women's News The Iceman 'Cycleth' Hot July finds 04-year-old Jolin Jefferson pedaling seasonally larger loads ot "relief" through downtown Louisville, Ky. An iceman for 35 years, "Cool John" is one of only about a dozen who still deliver ice on routes in the city, lo shouts "Hey, Cool Daddy" fvom kids on the street, (AP Wirephoto) Constitutional Delegates Plan Extra Lonq Weekend By ROBERT HEARD Associated Press Writer AUSTIN, Tex. Con- stitutional Convention dele- gales hope to finish work to- day on.the last article, general provisions, and quit until sometime next week, when they will begin voting on the entire document. The convention look a scant three tours Monday to ap- prove 20 of tlio 24 sections of the general provisions article. The only reasonably close vote came on an amendment by Rep. Hichard Reynolds, R-Hichardspn, who urged the convention'to lake out "bingo and raffles" in anti-gam- bling section that allows the legislature to make an exccp- lion of church bingo. Prior to (hat vole, Reynolds put up bingo .amendments to other sections'that said (hose amendments should remain in effect "so long as the ridicu- lous, ludicrous and asinine ref- erence is made to 'bingo and raffles' in Article 10, Section 19." THIS WEEK ONLY! FAMILY WEEKENDIR DEADLINE WED. JULY 3 340 PM ClnlMial wM to 15WMDS 3 DAYS SAVE SI. 90 Additional 15' each No phone ordcfi Cosh in Deadline 3 pm Thursday No refunds DEPORTEII-NCWS Afler a good laugh by the delegates on each of those. amendments, Reynolds with- drew them. His purpose, he said, was lo shame.the dele- gales into removing the name of Ihe game from [lie anli- garnbling section when the convention came lo vole on it. His' amendment, to that section substitute the word lotteries for bingo and raffles. Rep. Neil Caldwell, D-Alvin, argued against the amend- ment. He said the words may be lutlricrous to.Iieynplds, but they have.a specific meaning that is acccplabfe'to oppo- nents of all gambling who, .nevertheless, are wiling to condone church bingo in order to reach agreement on a new constitution. By substituting the word lot- Caldwell said, the con- vention would'be broadening what, the legislalure could au- thorize, and gambling oppo- nents would work against the entire constitution. .Reynolds' amendment-was tabled 93-69. Before debate began Mon- day, a move to reconsider a finance article provision au- thorizing an oil and gas tax at the refinery level, had been ex- pected by some but did nol Nixon Watching Caviar Intake MOSCOW (AP) In his summit visit (o Moscow, Piesident Nixon often ate cav- iar with his breakfast, luncli and dinner. This time around, however, the weight-watching c h i t f executive is confining his morning meals to wheat germ cereal and milk. Press Secre- tary Ron Ziegter said Slon- day. The refinery tax would al- low the legislature lo the present gasoline tax on Texans of 5 c'enls-a gallon, pul a cenls tax on gasoline at the refiiiery and raise nearly twice as much money. Such a lax would mean gasoline users in all states would pay the tax, not just Texans al the service station pumps. Since no move was made (ci reconsider Ihe lax, it will re- quire, a two-thirds majorily to succeed with such an effort before the Convention is fin- ished with its work. July 30 is the mandatory adjournment date. Voters still must approve the proposed constitution Nov. 5 before the legislature could levy such a lax. Henley Judge Changes Ruling on Newsmen By JliM ISAKLOW Associated Press Writer .SAN ANTONIO, Tex, (AP) A district judge today re- versed liis previous decision and said he will allow news- men in the courtroom during the selection of the jury for Ihe trial of one of the youths accused in Ihe llouslon mass murders. Tile youth, Elmer Wayne Henley, IS, is charged in six of the deaths. Asked why lie liad changed his decision to bar newsmen from Ihe proceedings, Judge Preston Dial said. "It seemed to be the appropriate lliing to do at the lime." Dial said photographers will still be barred from the court- room and the jury room. Judge Dial barred on Mon- day newsmen and the public, including the accused youth's mother and brother, from Ibe room where the jury was beinp selected. Judge Dial who is trying the case here on a change of ven- ue from Houston, called re- porters a "bunch of locusts" Monday and said he wanted to isolate the prospective jurors from as much distraction as possible. Local and national news or- ganizations had sent lawyers to protest Ihe judge's ruling Monday. They were due back- today to file a motion socking to end the secret proceedings. The lawyers had indicated they would go to Hie Supreme Court if necessary. During closed sessions Mon- day, five women anil three men were cleared as prospec- tive jurors. When 32 are se- lected, lawyers for Ilic defense and prosecution will eacli strike 10 names. 'Hie only information coin- in" out of the closed hearing a lew' hurried comments by Judge Dial and statements he relayed Ihrough court aides. Judge Dial said .Monday the jurors would be "contaminat- ed" if newsmen were allowed lo see the selection of the pan- el. "I'm just not going lo let t li e m get the jury contam- inated. These guys (newsmen) are like a bunch of tie said. Challenging Judge Dial's de- cision lo close the trial lo the public were the San Antonio Express-News, Ihe San Antn- nio Light, KENS-TV in Snn Antonio and The Associated Press and United Press Inter- national. "A statement released by representatives of the five said, "The U.S. Supremo Court has ruled that what takes place in a courtroom is public property. "The framcrs of our Consti- tution distrusted Star Cham- ber proceedings r.nd sought lo bar lliem. We oppose this ef- fort lo carry out judicial ac- tion behind closed doors and pledge to -appeal lo the highest "WEATlI U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nalinnol Weather Service IWedher Map, Pq. ABILENE AMD VICINITY (JO-mile radius) Continued loir no Frnpor- 1nnfr temFerclure changes, HiQli today ond Wednesday 1n upper SGs. Low ton'ohl in low 70s. Souihcrly winds 15 ID 50 mph. High end low lor 24 hour's cnding 9 a.m.: 97 and 72. Hiali anil lew same dale foil ycai; 97 a nd "73. Sunrise lodoy: sunset loaighl: lorn or row: 6-3i. PRESTON DIAL 'seemed appropriate' courts to insure the public's light to know. We place our faith in the judgment oC an informed public." Before going behind closed (icors Monday, Judge Dial overruled a long series of 1110- linns by Gray. He again rs- iusod to delay the trial or move it out or San Antonio because of publicity. He also struck down a motion to quasi) Hie selection ot the jury panel. charged the panel was not represent alive of the city us a whole. Dial said dial nine nnil statements Henley gave lo po- lice following his arrest last Aug. 8 could be admitted into evidence. In the statements, us recounted by police officers during a January pre-trial in llouslon, Henley told of grue- some sexual tortures and homosexual rape endured by the teen-aged males before they were killed and buried. Henley was arrested in Pasadenu, a Houston suburb, after lie telephoned police and told them he had shol and killed Dean A. Corll, 33, the man police said was the mas- termind of the group. That shooting was laler ruled self Henley 'and another defen- dant, David Owen Brooks, 19, led officers lo three different burial spots in and around llouslon where the bodies of Ihe you Ins were found. Seven ill llie bodies are still unidenti- fied. Henley is being Iried in San Antonio on all six of the charges against him. The trial was sent here on a change of venue from Houston. No Irial tiiite lias been set for Brooks, charged on four counts of murder. Judge Diiil has said he hopes to finish selection at the. jury by Wednesday and slart hairing testimony next Man- CiliV. Washington Roundup Watergate Panel Hears CIA Tale WASHINGTON (API In a thvee-monlh period immedi- ately before the Watergale break-in, E. Howard Hunt Jr. asked his former CIA bosses to direct him to retired agenls skilled in lock-picking and burglary, a report lo the Sen- ate Watergate committee said today. Prepared al the direc- tion of committee Vice Chair- man Howard II Baker Jr., H- Tenn.. the long-awaited report said the new information con- tradicts public testimony by senior CIA officials (hat Hunt had no contact with (lie agen- cy after Aug. 21, 1971, the date when the agency says it re- fused Hunt any further assis- tance for his undercover as- s i g n in e n I s for the; While House. (A I') Alexander P. Mnltcrfield. who first told Ihe nalion of Presi- dent Nixon's secret taping sys- tem, i.i the lend-ofr witness in the final phase nf the House impeacbmcnl inquiry. Hulter- field, formerly Nixon's up- poinlmcnls secretary, faces a day-long examination behind closed doors lortay about Uic Wliite House chain of com- mand during the period of Ihe Watergate investigation. Hut- tcrfield is one of 10 witnesses listed for possible ruicslionim; by the Judiciary CornniiKee before July 12. when if slavt.s deliberating on proposed arti- cles of impeachment. WASHINGTON (A Pi John D. Ehrlichman cautioned one of bis White House aides last spring against trying lo find out how much President Nixon knew in advance of (tie ICIlsberg break-in according lo testimony al the plumbers trial. David R. Young, Ihe principal prosecution witness, testified that Ehrlichmnn in- .slruclert him: "If there were any question by the KBI, grand jury or Senate commil- le.o., we were to say we were directed by the President not to answer, In claim privilege on grounds of national securi- ty." Young was a supervisor of the plumbers, a special White House unit initially formed to combat news leaks. WASHINGTON (API Spc- c i a I Watergate prosecutor Leon Jawor.sk! has denied it was his idea for Hie Watergate grant! jury In name Provident Nixon as an unindiclod co-con- spirator. "The grand jury nnd nol merely the proseciilor macic this important determi- nation in the first Jaworski lolcl Hie Supreme Courl. Jaivorksi and White House attorney James D. SI. C'lair filed final briefs with the court in preparation for artni- mcnls next Monday on the I'rcsident'.s resistance In a lower court subpoena for po- lential Watergate cover-up ev- idence. Summit Delay 'Mystery By BARRY SCHWE1D Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) President Nixon and Leonid 1. Brezhnev resumed Iheir summil talks late today after some five hours', delay and conferences with their top aides. As Nixon and Rrczhnev got together in the Kremlin they slill faced :as their lop prob- lem finding ways to limit of- fensive nuclear No immediate explanation was given by cither side for the delay. Soviet sources did not dis- courage reports the Polit- buro had met during the past 24 hours. This may have ac- counted for Ihe delay in re- sumption of summit talks, but there was no confirmation. Nixon spent the morning conferring with Secretary of .Stale Henry A. Kissinger and then Gen. Alexander llaig Jr., his chief of staff, on prospects for nuclear weapon controls and the domestic American situation, including Watergate, presidential aides said. Nixon and Brezhnev were lo resume their discussions today following a report of "good progress" toward an agree- ment to ban some under- ground nuclear weapon lests. Wliitc House press spokes- man Ronald L Slicgler said the progress toward an en- largement of the test ban was made Monday by Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger and Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gronrykp while Nixon was sightseeing in Minsk. he cautioned'Dial work on the lest ban was nol complete and said no agreement was likely lo be signed before NTixon speaks tonight on Soviet tele- vision and radio. Kissinger and Gromykn also -snent much lime' trying to work out a mutual pledge to try lo impose controls by the end of the year on missiles with multiple warheads. Kissinger, asked about pros- pects for such an agreement, said: "I don't know; i really don't know." Zicgler confirmed that Nix- on and Brezhnev have virtual- ly wrapped up another agree- ment limiting U.S. and Soviet missile defense syslcnis be- yond (be controls imposed in iheir 1972 Irealy. The Iwo leaders have yet to find a way to unsnarl two' Easl-Wcsi negotiations the Vienna talks on a parallel pullback of American and Sii- viel troops in Central Eui'ono and the Geneva conference at which Moscow is seeking for- mal Western recognition ot its hegemony in Easleni Europe. In Minsk, the capital of Bye- lorussia, the President visited memorials to the dead in World War II and promised lo continue to wort with Brezh- nev lo "build a structure of peace." Nixon appeared to be favor- ing his swollen left leg as lie relumed lo Moscow Monday night. He w a 1 k o d slowlj' across the runway and Ihrongh tlic terminal building, looking tired and holding on lo Mrs. Nixon's arm. Zieglcv said the President was not experiencing pain from liis phlebitis. ;