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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 9, 1974, Abilene, Texas Abilene "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 22 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79004, TUESDAY EVENING, JULY 9, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated I'rest Transcripts Ready It's No Fun Cracked earth stretches out for scores of feet across a'dried-up inlet at Lake Fort Phantom's "Fun City." The lake lias lost 62 per cent of its possible waler supply. Unfavorable runoff conditions in Ihe fall and a lack of rain for runoff since tlie beginning of the year helped lo expose portions of the lake's bottom. Story, pg. IB. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) Modern 'Columbus' From Abilene By MARSHA COMSTOCK Reporter-News Staff Writer A modern day Christopher Columbus is trying his luck on the open seas. Only instead of trying to prove lhat the earth is round, this former Abileni- in is trying lo prove that lu's invented survival raft will work. A- 1968 graduate of Me- Slurry, George (Dick) Highl- and a partner, Chuck Gore, set out July 4 on a 15-foot raft without food, .water or a navi- gational radio. Their destination is Hawaii in about. 60 days. The men are belli Navy re- serve pilots with experience in survival safety. They had been critical of survival kits used, so they set out to devise their own. And once it was complet- ed, they decided lo prove it themselves.- SIGLER'S PARENTS and sister live in Abilene. Mr. and ilrs. G.B. Siglei- and Mrs. Bruce Arrant arc anxiously awaiting his return. "1 think the whole thing is just Mrs. Sigler said Monday. "I just worry about him 'so much. But he's so confident of himself and ev- eryone keeps telling me not to worry." The men are carrying out the research project with sim- ple medical equipment from Ihe University of California. Tliey plan to catch most of. their meals from the ocean. "And they will eat raw fish if they catch Mrs. Ar- rant said. The men allachecl Iheir raft to a 50-foot power cruiser that lowed them out past the Far- alloiies in ihe ocean. From there they hope lo pick up a prevailing current into trade- winds that hopefully will blow them to Hawaii. SOME MEMBERS of Sig- ler's family watched the men leave from the deck of the cruiser. His wife was Iherc'lo bid him farewell. "She just cried and cried-be- cause they looked so tiny, in lhat little raft with all that Mrs. Arrant said. But the family is proud and Ihe men themselves have be- come celebrities. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote first about their trip, and news- men, along with television cameras, watched them float into the ocean. Mrs. Arrant said that Nalional Geographic Magazine asked the men lo submit their slory when they made it back. "We just wanted everyone lo know about it, since he might be a hero and every- Mrs. Arrant said. "We just hope his.experience will be a good one." By DONALD M. ROTHBEHG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) _ The House Judiciary Committee is ready to make public its tran- scripts of eight presidential conversations and nn analysis ot how ils versions differ from those released by Ihe House. Release is scheduled for lale today. Many of the differences be- Iween Ihc White House anil committee transcripts of the Watergate-related conversa- tions already have leaked out of the closed impeachment in- cijiiry sessions. For example, il was dis- closed from the Icastd com- millee transcript of a Sept. 15, 1S72, conversation that the President and ai'lns II. H. Haldeman and John W. Dean III had discussed the possibili- ty of rctidialing against The Washington Post for its Water- gate coverage. That part of the convcrsa- Youngest Grand Dragon Credits Carnegie Course By PAUI, HECER Associated Press Writer HOUSTON, Tex- (AP) Dimnile Johnson is the young- est Grand Dragon ever elected by Ihe Ku Klux Klan and the 19-year-old Houston man says he owes it all to a Dale Carne- gie Course lie took. Johnson, a Houston machin- ist, said tlie Carnegie course "has really helped me in the Klan work. I've shown a great improvement." He was elected Grand Drag- on ot the Texas fiery Knights of Ihe Ku Klux Klan at a meet- ing Sunday in Dallas. Johnson beat out two other men for (he job, which makes him tlie number two man in the Fiery Knights. Wonted: An Errant Hurricane With Tuesday's forecast a car- bon copy of the day before, fore- casters at the National Weather Service .say they sec "no change" in the pattern, possibly through Sunday. Forecaster Frank Cannon said there is a cold front lo the northwest but that it "won't do us any good" because it is "semi-stationary." Even if it did move .south- ward, he said, the southern end of il would "wash out" and leave Abilene untouched. Furthermore, he said that if any rains should conic in the near future they would probably not provide drought relief over a wide area since almost all sum- mer rains come in the form of tliundershowers and showers. "I just don't see any wide- spread relief over the whole he said. Cannon said only a hurricane, such as the one which drove northwestward from, the coast in September or last year, could give such relief. Cannon added that although coastal areas arc entering the "hurricane no such storms are forming, and even if they did, they would have lo shun the usual northeasterly paths to wet Abilene. Barring the far-fetched chance of a September hurricane, Can- non said he sees little to encour- age uinbrella-buyinj in West Texas. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional WMHrer service (Wulhcr Mop, Pg. ABILENE AMD VICINITY radius) Mostly (air through iiol Southerly winds lo 22 rnph. High Hits afternoon and Wedncs- t the upper Ws. Low lonlg.nl in Irie Nw 70s. Hifin ond low for hojrs ending 9 o.nv: 97 and 12. High and same dale last year: ond 71. Sunrise today: sunset tonight: junrise tomorrow: Johnson said he has been in the KKK about a year and is anxious lo use his new posi- tion to improve the image of the organization. major problem in pub- lic relations is the image of the he said in a tele- phone interview. "We're trying to slay away from this violent sort of Ihing. HI very now and then we got sonic- body in ulio' wants this vio- lence thing, but I don't know anybody in it now who be- lieves that way, although we're not going to he pushed around by olher people." Johnson said he's the only member of his family in the Klan and his parents "are not used to the idea." lie joined, he said, "because I'm a white racist and I be- lieve in the separation o[ the races and I believe Ilic Klan is the best way of achieving that goal." The Klan election won'l be his last effort in politics, John- son hopes. "I'm planning on running for political ollice one day, probably as a stale lefiisla- he said. "I don't know if the Klan will help or not." The new Klan officer said the thing lhat worries him most is the "mongrelizalion of lite races." His rending of the works of Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, lie said, illustrates, to him that races shouldn't mix in society. The Fiery Kights of Texas was organized last year and is not affiliated with the larger United Ku Klux Klan. Tlie founder and Imperial Wizard of the Fiery Knights, Scott Nelson of Houston, estimates the membership at about 200. Johnson, who is a bachelor, said his active membership in the Klan hasn't affected his personal life, although he notes, "I don't linil many girls who think as I do on this. A girl won't expand on racist ideas as readily as a man will" tion had been omillcd from (he While House transcript. Other differences were dis- closed in a scries of staff memorandums written f'ir Ihe co in in i 11 e e members but which also leaked out. The committee .staff, using sophisticated elccli'cni-.- fquip- mont, made its transcripts from tapes the panel received from the Wliite House and the Watergate grand jury. In many cases the staff transcripts filled i'l ;wlions marked inaudible in Hie While House versions and also in- cluded material deleted entire- ly in the transcripts 5'rrsidcnt Nixon made public April 3D. Most of Ihc iMtacnros made known so far hn-nlvcd changes in emphasis lather than substance. None appar- ently provided definitive an- swers to such [jiicslions as whether Ihe President did or did not authorize payment of hush money to Watergate con- spirator E. Howard Hun! Jr. Release of Ihe transcripts is to be Ihe first step in the dis- closure of thousands of pages of evidence the impeachment inquiry staff has presented the committee in closed sessions lhat began lust May 9. II ;ilso will include the initial presen- tation by James D. St. Clair, President Nixon's.defeiise law- yer. The eight conversations for which committee transcripts' will be released are: Sept. 15, 1D72 Nixon, llakk'man and Dean: Keb. 20, 1973 Nixon and Dean; March 13, 1973 Nixon, llaldcinan and Dean; March 21, 1373 lo a.m.) Nixon, llalde- man and Bean; March 21, 1973 lo pm.) Nixon, llalflcimm, Dean and John D. Ehrlich- man; March 22. 1973 Nixon, Dean, llaldcinan, Ehrtichman and Joint N. Mitchell; April IB. 1973 to a.m.) N'ixon and Dean; April 16, IH73 to p.m.) Nixon and Dean. Retaliation against The Washington Post as leaked from the committee's Sent. 15 transcript was disclosed in a conversation in which Nixon pninls out that licenses; of Post-owned television and ra- dio stations required renewal periodically by Ihe .Federal Communications Commission. NEWS INDEX 2A 4B ___" 2A 4-7C 3C Amusements Business Mirror Bridge Closiilicd Comics Edilcriols Horoscope 48 Hospital Polienis......... 3A Obiluarics SC Sports 1-2C To Your Good Health......2A TV Leg 2A TV Seoul 2A Women's News 38 Chris Kyker Joining COG Chris Kyker., executive direc- tor ol Ihe Abilene Assn. for ilcntal Health Inc., is resigning elective .luly 22 lo become Co- ordinator of Aging Services for the Wesl Central Texas Council of Governments Bob Gallagher, executive director of WCTCOG. made Ihc announcement T u e s d a y, ami .said -Mrs. Kyker will join the organization Aug. I. tier starling annual will te M11S. KVKICIt .submitted her letter of resignation lo Ihe men- tal health association's board nf directors Tuesday morning, call- ing her tenure of almost years "a deeply rewarding and challenging experience." She said "I leave with reluct- ance, and deep appreciation for the commitment, of so many vol- unteers. At Ihe same time. I feel the need to make a change to further my professional growth and development." Gallagher said the program is a new one for WCTCOG, al- CIIKIS KYKKIt leaving Menial Health though not new In Texas, and thai it will be [untied through Ihc Governor's Committee on Aging. He said Mrs. Kykcr's duties first will be "mainly to assess and inventory the needs of the aging in our region and lo devel- op a plan tor Ilic delivery of services lo these people" who he defined, as mainly persons over CO years of age. WCTCOG. serves a IS-counly area. Seven Middies Dismissed ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) The U.S. Naval Aacademy an- nounced today that it has dis- missed seven midshipmen for cheating on a navigations ex- amination last May. Vice Adm. William P. Alack, academy superintendent, said an additional 13 midshipmen were placed on honor proba- tion following a lengthy exam- ination into Ihe cheating inci- dent. Mack said the investigation showed lhat an instructor al- lowed several midshipmen lo examine a copy of Ihe lest al a review session. He said Ihc instructor has Town's Name Was a Necessity By EUJE RUCKEB Q. How did the town of Necessity gel Ha rame? A. As soon as you read this our phones will start ringing with the "real" slory. But here is cue old-timer's version. During the oil boom there were or people Jiving there in the Oil field. The U.S. Post Office asked them several times lo give Ihe settlement a name so they could deliver the mail, but the people had other things to do and didn't get around lo it until they re- ceived an official letter from the Post Office Dept. saying "II is a necessity that we have name for your Whereupon they replied, "It Is Necessity." And speaking of funny stories, how about Ihc city of Hearnc? Supposedly the land was divided in an early divorce case, some was Ilis'cn and sonic was liearne. Oh, my! Q. I know you've printed it betore and probably everyone in Ihe world can re- member it but me, but everyfimc we start talking about vacation, I have (o call again (o rind out when school starts. One more lime, please, what is the offi- cial opening dale for school. A. Okay, just one more time! School offi- cially slarls Aug. 20 (on a Q. We have just moved to Abilene from Forl Worth and are amazed that a city this .size does not have a fluoridated water supply. Why not and can we hope for one in the near future? A. You are the answer to Ihe 17lh District Dental Society's prayer. Dr. Hichard Orsini, chairman ot the Society's fluotidalion com- millec, explained (hat in 19M fluoi'Ulalion was "under much discussion In Abilene and Ihe Cily Council voled 4-3 to fluoridate city water. A petition by more than voters forced an election, however, and the voters turned it down, to Since then nothing has been done. Dr. Orsini says the denial community is very much aware of this problem and would really like lo know how the public feels about il. Q. My radishes won't radish! I have beautifully healtij green.leaves and no mile red things, what do I do? A. Paula Carter, our resident expert, says there is hope. The problem is that your soil is shy of polash. Add equal parts of super- phosphate- and potash to the soil by salting il down both sides of (he. row. Then waler it in. Repeat the treatment in a month and if you still don't have little red things you may have to treat your whole garden in ihe same way. Q. Do yon have Ralph Nader's ad- dress? I want (o ask why they don't Investigate various articles of rlothing that carry no-Iron labels. Again I have a shirt (hal shouldn't need ironing lhal 1 simply cannot iron Ihc wrinkles oul of. A. Joe Felton of the Bellcr Business Bu- reau has heard of this problem before. There is a law requiring proper labeling, he says, and the BOB would be glad lo help yon, but if you want lo write then you have a choice ol the Federal Trade Commission or Ralph Nader. Nader's address is Ralph Nader, Center for Study of Responsive Law, 1156 10th St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036: Address questions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not he used hut questions must be signed and addresses given. I'lcase Include tel- ephone numbers If possible. been reassigned (o duties not involving leaching and was given a Idler of admonition. "It has been determined lhat Ihe examination was compromised without any ma- licious intent or desirable per- sonal gain by Ihe Mack said in a written state- ment handed out prior to a news conference this morning. Names of the sludenis and the instructor involved were not. immediately available. The cheating incident was disclosed May 23 when the academy ordered about (IOU midshipmen lo lake a second final exam in a celestial navi- gations course. The academy said at Ihe time il was looking into re- porls lhat some midshipmen bad te.sl answers written in books they were allowed to lake into Hie lest. Mack said today lhat 61 midshipmen were investigated by Ihc Midshipmen Honor Committee, which decided lhat there was no cheating in 41 of Ihe cases. He said that in the cases of Ihe seven students who were dismissed, there was evidence that written answers were used by midshipmen. In 13 other cases, "Ihc evi- dence indicated it was a mat- ter of poor judgment rather than cheating. These midship- men were placed on proba- the admiral said- Mack said that as a result of tlie incident, "Ihe liouor con- cept indoctrination system has been fully reviewed and will be vc-cmphasiscd for all class- es at Ihe academy and for the new class which' entered Ihis month." of us here at Ihe acade- my hope lii benefit from Hie mistakes of a few." The number of midshipmen disciplined was far less than Ihc estimates of CO lo 100 giv- en by midshipmen at the lime of Ihc incidenl. The cheating incident was the firs! al the Naval Acade- my in recent years. The mosl widespread cheal- ing scandal occurred al the Air Force Academy in 19G5, when 105 Cadets were dis- missed following Ihe lliefl of examinations. SWEEP OUT THOSE UNUSED ITEMS SWEEP IN CASH! With A WEEK-END! R WANT AD 15 WORDS 3 DAYS Save SI.90 Additional 15c.each No phone or den Cain ITI advance Deadline 3 pm Thursday No refund! ABILENE JKPORTER-NFKS ;