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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOURIWORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO 354 PHONE 673-4271 AfllLENE, TEXAS, 79904, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS, Atmrytfd Prest (fl5) Caused 2 Deaths Tvo young Abilene brothers suffocated toldeath m this abandoned refrigerator, shown here after the door and latch had been removed by police Abi- lenians are being asked to report any abandoned re fngerators to protect young children now out of school for the summer (Staff Photo) Police Encourage Tips on 'Deathtraps' r ANN FLORES Reporter News Staff 'Writer over a year ago, an Abilene mother called police to report her two sons miss- ing.r An officer dispatched to the souUiside. residence found' the, boys, ages six and three 10 minutes laier iiyfjigighbor s yard dead inside abandoned refrigerator While police say of tragedy is rare In Abilene each such discarded refngera tor, if still equipped with its lock, could victimize one or more of the thousands of Abi- lene children beltfw school age out of school for the summer. jBQTH .STATE .and. city. law forbid the abandoning of re- fngei ators, ice boxes or other airtight or semi airtight con tamers with doors or lids equipped with snap locks or other fastening devices outside' any building accessible to children. Violators can Bejined up to J200 a day. Capt George Suitor head of t h e Criminal Ipbestlpation Division of the Abilene Police Dept said the situation has npt been much of a problem in Abilene. Including the case late last spring he said he can remem her three rases of children suffocating in abandoned re fneerators in Abilene ITI the 30 jears he been with the police force 'Most people are Rood about keeping the Jocks off them, so it's not a, real problem said Nevertheless; small children find an abandoned ice box to hie an interesting play- fpy have little chance of sur vjv'al .once they crawl inside: and close the door. person usually can live 'oiily five minutes in S u (ton said. course, it depends on the con- dition of the ice box'and on the weather J One conceivablj could live longer inside a locked refng erator he continued, ifthe'ap- plia.nce had a cracfc in it through which ajr could enter ApH if thejrmd isLbinvying that u hetpLbJau tnere and kwpihc per son breathing longer, add- ed STATE LAW has prohibited the abandoning of refngera tors with snap locks-in areas accessible to children since ordinance, has done the same since 1957. C A Veteto, assistant police chief said the police cooperation from other lily departments as the general public in enforcing ihe prohibition. We Iind most of them (abandoned lefngerators) .1 h rough our regular .j patrols, but the 'refuse collectors-heln .us a great'deal'-by. letting us know when Ihej see iliem nn [heir, rounds. Citizens also call iia when thcj spot one he said estimating that the de partmenl lecenes about a dozen calls each month report ing sightings of the potential "dangers. "MOST OF THi, time when we find Ihem the locks alrea'dy -been rerrtpVed, -.but still we aliens lo call whenever they spot it could be a Vcte- lo said. When an officer''.discovers an abandoned refrig'efalprior ice box the lock intact he is supposed to contact the owner (lie lock Vetclo explained i 'As far as I know; -no; one has ever refused-lo '-take one he noted. "If the' officer can't find the ovner, he. can take (he lock off or disable if WASHINGTON (A P) Presidential lawyer James D st Clair today confirmed pub- lished reports, tiat a federal grand jury voted earlier this year to name President Nixon as an unindjcted co-conspira tor In the Watergate cover up St Clair tojd newsmen that he was informed of the grand jurj s action three or four weeks ago bj Special Prosecu tor Leon Jaworski Asked waat the President s reaction was, St Clair said, his view, of course, is that they just don't have all the evidence think he felt it was quite inappropriate He was confident that 1he true facts would come out in time and that exoner- ated1 t Unmdicttd to conspirators 'are not charged with a crime and cannot be prosecuted un in .which they are named The same grand jury re- turned iridictnieflts'dn March. :i; against seven former Nixon adninistration and campaign aides'for allegedly conspiring to block the investigation of the Watergate break in The grand JUTJ also handed US District Judge John J Sinca a sealed report and a satchel filled with Evidence it had accumulated on'the. Presi- dent's alleged role in Water ate The Los'Angeles Times1 re- ported today that the grand jun unanimously to in elude the President among the unmdicled co-conspirators in the case The Wishington Post which said it had con firmed the Times story from three separate sources, report- ed the grand jur> vote was 19 to 0 with four members Ab- sent 1 v Bclh newspapers said the ju rors' -to' include: Pvixon among the defendants in the case but decided against indicting him because of legal questions er an l incumbent president could be indicted Post1 "aid Jaworski (he grand jury that such an indict ment would be legally ques tionable I SI- Clair said the grand jury's action has no legal ef feel ''It wouldnt be Ihc first lime g r.a n d jury was wrong he said St." C.liiir made his com- ments as he'entered a closed session of the'House Judiciary Committee s impeachment in qulry. John Dpar, the.chicT counsel for the inquirj said "I can t get into that'" when asked if he had. been informed of 'the grand jufy's action. several committee me-mberSx including Chunnan Peter W Podmo1 Jr D N J said they had not been told The' Post quoted its sources as saung grand jun nam mj of the President first be came known lo defense law yers in the case during i closed hearing befoie US District 'John J..'Sirica 'ciii'lv last month. The Post said Ihe disclosuie1 came in response to d motion by alL seven Ihe prosecution list 'all per sons alleged to have conspired vulh Ihe defendants named in tlie'indictment" The Post 'said Sirica swore Jll in attendance to se crecy. after'Jaworski disclosed that Nixon had been named an co conspirator You're Next {An-timdenlified graduate of thei Untied States Mil at who has already received his diploma pauses lo shake hands fellow class is next'in line to receue precious parchment The occasion came as 8g8 Point Class Wed nesdaj (AP WirephotoJ City Lakes Lowest in 20 Years By ANN FLORES Reporter Staff ftriler Prolonged dry re- cord' yater consumption have caused Abllene's three lakes to drop to their lowest levels in '0 jears in spite of the almost dji ly rainfall in the area since eai ly Sunday Bill tily water direc lor, said that the of Lake Fort Phantom Hill, Lake Abilene and Lake Ku by are the lowest they have :beeh since the mid-1950s. Hamfall this week measunn" 1 Do inches at Lake Kirbj and .92 inch a't'-Lake Abilene'failed to raise their levels a'nv.-Weems although the 217 inches at Lake Phantom did1 raise its level .2 ed its supply by IsO -nillion gal Ions. The waj tne rains fall en just aboutvhalT an inch each time, hasn't built up any runoff. You need about two. inches' or more of rain at a -time raise the' Weems .1 LATEST readings' show Lake Pharitq'ni at 12.3'feet belorr.spill- leveb Lake feet below and'Lake Kirby at lo.B below. Weems said he can remember the levels, cropping .to 20 feel below the spillway-in about 1953. levels-have result- ed from the prolonged di-y weather and the record con sumption by Abilenmns he said May was the biggest month of consumption ever .the I water., direclor said Wednesday. "During May, we had consumption of 6SJ niilliou gallons, During a normal May, we'll have' about 450-160 million gallons consumed. The drj ueathei is the lea he went. on. "I'd guess about sumed 'was used for watering 'Uncertain' temp Warm temperatures and a persistent but slight chance of thunderstorms are expected at least through Friday and blyt through the weekend fore cSsfers at'the National Weather Service sairj" Thursday Forecaster D tck said an approaching cold front which just south of Amanllo at 8 3fl a m Thursday iS expected to pass through Abilene about noon Fnda'v and then bccdnic stationary in Central Texas A 28 to 39 per cent chince of rVn is predicted through Fijidaj hiit.Edlr, called tlje weather i weekend "uricer-' ijtjinl' because tfc ill-defined frontal "it ACCOUNTS FOR' IhV chance' he .'otherwise the front's only other significanUeffect will be a shift in the wind northeast. 'The .moisture content (of the atmosphere) is kind of dry, real- Eck H.will 'probably''increase a little bit-by tomorrow (Fndij) Because the front liiie -is fs- peeled to stop in Centi a.1 Texas it continue (to affect the Abilene diea ciejting a chance for showers ind peneralh more of the same tjpeofcon .dilions, Eck said., A ,' of for since (the'beginning of the month, and .l.fij inch? of 'rain' has I already Abilene. j lawns. ground sojk ngc of what lam was kenl lake levels'from, rising. In spile, of trie seem mglj dismal situation (Weems said the city is in no danger of running water 1 'JU VF STILL got lots of a tei in the lake it looks he said speaking ,of Lake Fort Phantom Hill from hich the city about 9a per cent of its supplj His confidence appaicnllj is boosted bj the lecent lookup Ilubbard Creek Lake as an supplj Probiblj about Julj 15. we II be able lo diau wafer from out there (Hubbard) lie said Well as long as we can; though because it costs money lo draw walei from there nut if the lake (Phantom) goes down-- loo feet' want to start Hiib: bard. BATHER U S DEPARTMENT Of COMMERCE Nilonnl Weottar Stnlet r Mil. Pg HA1 ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-m le rod us) Portly cloudy ilshl chrnce Ihurdefslorms loday Ihro ih Frdgy; Conltnuid warm Soulhcrly w nai li lo 25 mph bdconilng norln A, crly 7 lo 15 mph friOay High today in -n d-Hh PraboWl or rain M per cenl fodiiy'nml ton 9M and X per cenl Friday H gh ond lov; Ifr 21 I a n t id ro J a m 'Maybe' you your own sions from 'th'ls' We'd giiess that Smith anii Carter ..were married sometime'in after daugh- ter Carlerie's birth and both married again.1 June gave birth" to" daughter Rosanna by marrledlJohn-- .ny Cash, Oh, whit at tangled web. ed; by your- .Chances of becoming a page prelly slim; of the 535 members of tfie-Honse and Senate less.lhan are probably'150 atniost, s'ay'k Waller'GhJbbs in Congressman Omar Burlcspn's'office., 1 'Many cohgressmen thpsiastfc-alxmt .Ihey're (he and few congressmen lime up with Q. Htw fw a a page la the HMSC nr Seule what are the :f r.-l r-. qiiallficatiori Is you must lie between 14' and 18 years old and appoint- Pages attend high a.m. uinlil the 'House or Senate tjien, work inainly as messengers ruilnihg papers and err.nnds between Senate or .House offices and on kids are on their owCtroist MM lljiir own aparl- ment, friends, food and make their ofn way around the city. "J If you still want lo make a slab lit it, rtrlte your senator or congressman to lot him know you're Interested. Q. Tell is to niake'i MmptsI lo as lertDlzer aai wfen awl aaw 'ase It, A; Compost isn't veally fertilizer; use it as you soil. You can dig a hole for right; in Ihe'garden o'rxin a garbage can with in (he Vf; V .tJse.lhih'gs frmt and.vegeta-ble j liul a-liltje compost rriakpr to'gel it going. Keep it moist but liol soupy and wheii to'Jookpikc fine black dirt; luse' it as''soi.l in the garjlen. If'you c-oniposi right, in nicer .to. bury..lhe then lay Jeavfs' on a miilchj Occasionally sprinkle'with compost maker or'high .jiirro- the; deep-hple-lii-the- ground method, cover the leaves, garbage, etc. .with; says garijen. expert Paula' Carter. j '_, v Addrtss qeestlons Aft Ion M, AhllfDf. Texas TWfrt, Names will not be net) bnl qnesttoK mm be signed addresses given. Please larlade. (el- epbtM lumbers If possible, Aldersgale.'1Unitecl'iiIelliodist t Church will welcome a neyy pas- tor to its'cp'ngre'gaiionvJuiie.lG. Tljei has t been V p_asfpr jpr" 23'ycai-s, and coin'cs to' Abilene'-, Lillle- neid.) Th'e L.- kVrk'. pastor of Aldersgate i t e d Church for the movHng lo Plainyiew to.paslpr Ihe C'huj-cti; pastpred aUIhe First" United Methodist Church' in LiltlSfield. for four years.' He his degrees Xluii-j'-? College and Perkins i .He is-a member the Lions, Cluli, Advisorj- Board of Ihc Sal-' valion immediale past president of the L i 111 e f i.'e'l d1, Chamber of Commerce, Chair- i the Conference Itejatjon's Committee and on I he'Board of Ministry of the .Northwest Texas Annual Conference. HKV? HAMBMNMs- also a nicniter of Ihe.Board College and nicmlwr of the Board'of Trus- tees or king's'Manor' in Ilcrc- lire .and- n'is and ,f will-be'1 o'fflc'ially.'anripunce'd-'.Fr'i- day with .other: appointmci'ils from the An- niiiil Amartllo. Complaints Feyv; .'Abilene: has; been "pret- in "over saye Joe E. director' of the Better iBusiness Bu. reou Abilene. Story, pho- togrrjph on Pg.i 1 B. Amusements T. 11C Business 10A Business, .Mifror 5A Bridge 12C 7-IIC 6C 4A Ho'rosccDS MospTJcJ Patients Obiiuarics 2A 'l.3C T-> Ynur Gocd SB ...''1 1C VVorncn's Ncsvs 3B ;