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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - July 25, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR-WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS .OR. FOES. WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH NO. 38 PHONE: 673-4271v ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 25, THIRTY PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 115 Cents Associated Press Pleas Seek Fairness, Ouster SUN-SEEKERS FIND PLENTY OF IT seals dry'off after swim Slaff Pholos by Gerald Ewing By JOHN Bl'CKLKU Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Wincl- ingjhrough day and niglil im- peachment Ihe house Judiciary Committee today heard a Republican plead for fairness to President Nixon awl a Democrat urge liis ouster for "open and'notorious defiance of Hie law." Opening the second round of Ihe nationally televised collci- guy, Republican Rep. Charles E. WigRins of California de- clared Nixon "is entitled to a presumption of innocence." The second speaker, Demo- cratic Hep. John Conyers of Michigan, countered that Nixon must bo removed from office restore to our government. Hie proper balance of eon- piitulional power and serve no- tice to all future presidents that sucSi abuse of conduct nev- er again be tolerated." At specific issue was a two- HiTicle resolution of impeach- ment charging Nixon with ob- struction of justice and other abuses of the presidency in- cluding contempt of Congress. Not since 186fi, when Andrew was exonerated by the 'Senate, had any sncli effort to remove a President gotten so far. Conyers, one of the outspoken Nixon critics on Ihc committee, charged the President was re- sponsible for "wholesale viola- lion of Ihc constitutional rights of citizens." lie 'also sharply criticized Nixon's refusal to comply with Inc. panel's subpoenas, dechir- "Unto this day Hie Pre.si- ilenl is in open and notorious deliance of Ihe law because lie lias failed lo comply with tnc directives of this committee In produce the documents dial we needed plea for Faii'iiass came despite Tuesday's claim irom other GOP defender of Ihe President that a committee de- cision against Nixon is assur- ed. Wiggins has frequently been characterized as Nixon's most articulate defender on the com- mittee, but he told the com- mittee's second session of for-. Noted Washington Correspondent Dies Leslie Carpenter, a longtime Washington news correspon- dent and co-owner of Itie for- mer Carpsnlcr News Bureau in Washington, died early Thursday morning in tiis home in Washington, D.C. Carpenter, who with his wife, Liz, operated Hie news service for a dozen Texas and .Southwest newspapers for 29 years, was reportedly stricken with a heart attack. Stuart liimg, of Ijing News Service in Austin, said he was notified of Carpenter's death Police To Monitor Worst Intersections Police Sgt. Porlalalin, a veteran of more than nine years on the force, will head up a six-month, pilot project starling Aug. 5 in an attempt to reduce by 20 per cent or more the number of traffic accidents in the city. Funded by the stale Traffic S B -f e ty. Administration, the grant will "subsidize pay off-duty policemen to monitor the 15 traffic inicrseelions with the highest accident rate. PORTALATIN SAID the pa- trolmen will-be exempt from nil-routine calls, except emer- gencies. They will use marked Wreck roundup, 1'g. 7A radar and sometimes motorcycles. [enforcement action will he taten on all hazardous viola- iions, and recommendations nnule to Ihe traffic en- gineer on possible engineering problems which.may be con- tributing to seme accidents. officers will be out in plain to create a deter- Porlalatin said. "We will also intensify efforts al keeping drunken drivers off Hie streets." RAIN UP HERE SOMEWHERE giraffe takes a long look WHERE'S THE FOOD TRUCK? never too liot for javelina to eat Scorching Temperatures Tame Most Zoo Animals' Activity MARSHA COMSTOCK Reporter-News Staff Writer The seals put on a show s w i m mi n g, jumping and splashing in their pool when the "Here Comes the Fgod" truck pulled into their drive- way. They each jumped high in tiic air for a fisli or two and it was over. A day al the Abilene Zoo begins at 10 a.m. when Ihe- animals sleepily get ready for Ihcir (lay of visitors. And Ihe heat these past few days has been making some of them pretty miserable. With temperatures already into the high 90s at 10 a.m., the animals anticipate it get- ting a lot worse before the suil finally goes down. The'swans :kcep dipping their long necks into their pool to keep their heads cool. I THK POLAR BEARS in (heir heavy fur coals, stay in' Ihe water most of-the. day, a zoo worker said. Or they-lay under an awning .'to keep out of the hot sun.-But in the-heat of the afternoon, (he bears rarely leave the cool water. The Sloth Bear had already: laken an early dip in his pool. He stood dripping wet in the aim lo diy off until he juinned into pool, again. He rolled on the rocks in his home scratching his head, waiting for Ihe food truck 16 come his way. The peacocks walk around the grounds of Ihe 'zoo un- caged. They stop for a drink .of the cool water pouring from Ihe sprinklers on the lawns. Animals such as the mule deer, biirro, white tail sheep, javelina and antelopes have little trouble standing in the hot sun in their desert-like'tcr-. rain. They are used to Ihe heat, but workers give' them-a morning'shower with a Jiose before the hot day be- gins. THE ELEPHANTS have Ih'eir big, floppy cars lo keep them cool by fanning the day away. They too, are anxious for the food (nick- to, find them. In anticipation the ele- phants line up, join trunks and screech In make sure the truck can find them. "W-rA-t x f- SLOTII BEAK COOLS OFF IN. POOL refreshing dip heats Abilene hcsl Low-Lead Pegged at a Penny Higher By EUJE RUCKER Q. Several years ago Ihc majority of the major oil companies introduced low lead gasoline-' (Gulffanc, Conolane, etc.) that was competitive in price to the independents (remember when (hey were gasoline is In great demand and siice all 1J75 cars Mill require no- lead gas, many of Ihe stations are sell- ing this gas for a premium price. Ifow come? Isn't this another example of the oil companies taking advantage of a sil- ualton? A. A answer Is: Gulflane and Conolane were not low-lead gasolines, unleaded gasoline can be sold for no li'iore 'ihan I cent above the price of regular; but this nieans the price of regular will probably rise. Now for those who want to know more, read on. Hill Wright, Conoco wholesaler for Abilene nnd San Angelo tells us Conotane and Gulf- lane were lower octane, compelitivei; priced to give the same octane, that indepen-