Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Abilene, Texas
gbflene "WITHOUT OR WITH TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron NO. 304 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, PAGES IN Kt'vE SECTIONS 25c SUMIAY State High Court to Consider If Grand Jury Overstepped The judge listens City Judge Nathan 0. Newman will Ije hearing cases involving two new crimes, under Hie jurisdiction of the comity court because of the new Texas Penal Code. But Judge Newman says lie does not expect -4he changes to affect his workload. (Staff Photo by John liest) Judge Says Most Changes In Penal Code Are Good By KITl'V KKIEDKX Jlcnorlcr-ficn's Staff Writer. Judge Nathan 0. Newman said Texas' new penal code lias given Hie niunicijal court jurisdiction over homosexual conduct and bogus checks, but has taken away his court's ju- risdiction in some assault t'.is- es. Bat Xcwman said he docs not expecl the changes to af- fect his workload to any great extent. ".Mast of the changes are real, real he said, re- ferring In Hie noir code put inlo effect Ihis year. However, "they don't affect Die muni- cipal courts as much as a fliighc'r) court decision would." A'cwmiin explained dial un- der the new law homosexual conduct is not a felony, but the lowest category of misde- meanor and is not punishable by jail sentence. "BUT IT'S still not being filed here. It's a viclimtess crime, usually involving two consenting ,'ie said, adding' tlial he had re- ceived any cases this year in- volving that particular misde- meanor. The judge said now he also handles cases involving hot checks written for less than all others go to the county court. He added that as a service to the merchants. Ihe district attorney served as traffic director for Ihe checks. He explained Dial if an indi- vidual appears to be swindling several merchants by writing a scries of hot checks, the DA may tolal Ihcm and turn them over to the county court, even if individually Ihey arc less Ihan THIS way, a higher pen- ally can be liandcd doirn lo those who intentionally write bogus checks, Xewman said. Yet a lower penally can be given llic individual who is not to.swindle anyone. The judge said he does not expect his workload to be sig- nificantly increased by the ad- dition of either of the two' crimes. Basically, the new penal code categorizes all crimes under three classes of misde- meanors and three classes of felonies. The highest felony, except for capital felony, carries a See JUPGK, Pg. m. Col 5 WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court released on Saturday a Watergate grand jury declaration M. Nixon was a member of lite conspiracy to defraud Ihe United Stales and to obstruct justice." At the same time, the court agreed to consider arguments by White House lawyers that the grand jury exceeded its authority when it named Nix- on, liy a vote of 19-0, as an unindieted co-conspirator in Hie Watergate cover-up. But it refused a motion by both special prosecutor I.coii Jaworski and presidential at- torney James St. Clair to make public the entire porlion of the grand jury proceedings which were attached to its list- ing of iVjxon and others as among those responsible, but not charged, in the conspira- cy. The one passage made pub- lic said: "On Feb. 25, 1974, in the course of its consideration of the indictment in the instant case the June 5, 1972, grand jury, by vote of 19-0, deter- mined ihat there is probable cause that Richard Jl. Nixon (among others) was a mem- ber of the conspiracy lo de- fraud the United States and to obstruct juslice charged in count I of the instant indict- ment, and the grand jury au- thorized the special prosecutor to identify Richard M. Nixon (among others) as an miin- dieted co-conspirator in connection with subsequent le- gal proceedings in. this case." The high court ruled that "other than this disclosure, Ihe sealed record shall remain sealed." The June 1972 dale is when the jury was impaneled. In agreeing to hear St. Ciair's argument that Hie grand jury overstepped its au- thority in naming Nixon, the court fixed oral arguments for July 8, the same date it is scheduled to take up Ihe dis- pute over whether the Presi- dent shouid turn over fM more tape-recorded conversations to Jaworski. The brief order noted that Justice William H. Rehnquist took no part in consideration of the case. JVo dissents by any of Ihe other eight court members were noted. The list of co-conspirators was sealed hy order of the U.S. district judge, John J. Sirica, who will preside over Ihe Watergate cover-up trial scheduled to slat Sept. 9. Last month, Sirica refused, in closed proceedings, a White Nixon Tells Syrians: 'I Do Not Bring Instant Solutions' By CAYl.OIIi) SHAW Associated Press ll'rilcr DAMASCUS, Syria (Al1) The Stars and Stripes fluttered over the Syrian capital for Ihc first time in seven years Satur- day, welcoming President Nix- on for an unprecedented visit that sources said could herald the resumption of diplomatic rclalions between Ihe formerly hostile nations. iVixon told a state banquet Saturday night that a cultural exchange program with Sjria was being re-established, but neither he nor his host, Presi- dent Hafez Assad, mentioned a restoration of (he diplomatic Inside Todoy Meat Industry Problems Growing The government is consid- ering buying more meat or imposing meat import quotas in on attempt to support the ailing live- stock industry. Pg. 16A. Farm Editor J. T. Smith profiles Abilene veteri- narian, Or. Phil Smith, the inon colled Doc, who's recognized os the "deon of Texas veteri- narians." Pg. I7A. The annual Fandangle opens Thursday evening in Albany. Pg. IB. Austin Notebook Berry's World Big Country Calendar Boob Bridge Business News Crossword Punic Editorial! Fot-n News Horoscope Hosnitol Jumble Punic 1-36 5A 4A 4B 4B 36 6C 9-I5C MA 4A fWtuories 2A, 01 Calendar 30 tKe Scene T-ro, TV, li West Texas in T, Good TV Vi-ntn's News 7A 18A T> A IB >1A M2D ties broken by Syria in the 1357 Middle East war. Syria has had close ties with .the Soviet Union. Tiie two presidents were tit confer privately before Nixon goes to Israel on .Sunday. His fifth and last stop in the Middle fast will be Jordan. On Nixon's arrival in Dam- ascus the first Syrian visit hy any American president he was greeted hy an unexpect- ed escorl of Soviet-built Syrian MIG jets, a hearty handshake from Assad and the waves of a crowd of wailing in the sweltering heat.. But as at his last slop in Sattdi Arabia, where he prom- Uerl more military aid lo King Faisal, the rcceplion was more subdued than the frenzied wel- come that millions gave him in Egypt. A force of 5.000 soldiers and 2.000 plainclolhes security agents was on hand in case of trouble. Al the banquet, Assad be- came the Ihird Arab leader in foil'- days to tell- Nixon that a Irliiig in the Middle Kast cannot be achieved until the Palestinian question is re- solved. The American President re- plied that "I understand your concern abCiit Palestine." Bui he said thai issue as well as Ihe oucslion of Israeli occupation of Arab lands and "oilier mat- ters" must await future nego- tiations. "I would like to tell vou that I had an instant solution for these very complex Nixon said. "But you would know thai I do not bring any instant solution___" II e described the dis- engagement of Israeli and Syr- ia troops along the Golan Heights as "a beginning and 3 good beginning." He. added that "now we must move for- ward step by step as each case permits until we reach our goal of a just and equitable peace.'1 After dining on mutton Arab- style a whole roasted sheep served on a platter the Iwo presidents exchanged remarks with both speaking of the search for lasting pescc in a region scarred hy four wars in Ihc past 23 years. Assad lold N'ixon that "no peace can be established in this region unless a real and just soiulion is found for the Pale- stinian question.'' Photo, Pg. 5A________ House request la expunge the grand jury's list of co-conspir- ators, though lie kept the doc- uments under seal. Nonethe- less, partial ivord leaked to Ihe press of the grand jury's action, and the presidential at- torneys then sought lo have the matter fully released to the public. Sirica lilted his se- crecy order, bul action was stayed pending Supreme Court action. St. Clair has said thai back- ground on the matter, some of which is in the hands of the House impeachment panel, does not support the co-con- spirator identification. Jairor- ski has countered that the evi- denye presented to Hie grand jury was in fact sufficient and has noted that St. Clair himself has nol seen it all. St. Clair has asked for more of the grand jury material a move resisted by Jaworski while claiming that the por- tion which accompanies the list of unimlidcd co-conspira- tors provides no basis for the non-punishable a negations. The evidence which the grand jury cited re- garding the co-conspirators list included lestimonv from Nixon aides H.R. llaldcman and John Dean III, Water- gate conspirator K. Howard Hum, attorney William 0. Biltman and former campaign aide Frederick C. LaRue. That testimony, according to court papers, also was included in the report forwarded'lo the House commitlec, though the co-conspirators list was not. SI. Clair, who has heard or seen portions of the testimony in his dealings with the House panel, lias told Sirica's court that il "is totally insufficient to support the action taken, and in fact, contradicts that action" meaning the grand jury's naming of the Presi- dent. Bul Jaivorski's response said St. Clair heard "only part of Ihe evidence indeed the grand jury's submission to the llouse of Representatives contained additional evi- dence." .Moreover, said Ju- worski, there is no reason to believe that the jury "acted only on (lie basis of the mate- rials annexed." SI. Clair, in arguing that the grand jury exceeded ils au- thority when it named Nixon us n co-conspirator, said its action ''seriously impinges upon the constitutional grant of authority vested in the U.S. House of Representatives'' in connection wild its impeach- ment powers. The .Supreme Court's order vailed for filing of initial briefs by June 21. The order alsu set forth guidelines to as- sure continued secrecy about some aspects oi Ihc case. "Printing of any portions of the record thai have been filed in this court under seal shall he dispensed il said. "Any portions of tile briefs that counsel deem necessary lo keep confidential in order to conform with the provisions of paragraph one above (deal- ing with the sealed matlcri shall be submitted under seal to this court, and counsel in. oral argument shall refrain from disclosing any portions of the record lhat are under seal." Col. Pollock Dies: Directed Team Caring for Ike in '55 DENVER, Colo. Col. Bryan K. Pollock, 63, a unlive of Abilene who was chief car- diology physician ,il Kiizsmi- one Army Hospital in Dover whe Preside! Kisehower was hospitalized there with a heart (lie a! liic Fitzsimos Hospital. Col. Pollock shared the sec- ond Distinguished A1 u m i Award at liardin-Sinimons (Jn- ivcrsilv in 1970. lie was hon- ored at Hie same time ;is the school's first honoree, air- craft manufacturing executive John Lei and Atwood and tlie man will) whom lie share-it (he second award, Dr. Rupert Richardson, historian and for- mer president of Il-SU. HIS MOTHER, Mrs. S. E. Pollock, lives al 2025 Pine St. in Abilene. he career Army physician was a 1929 magna turn laudc graduate of H-Slf after obtain- ing his high school diploma from Abilene High in 1926 After receiving hih Ms in physiology in 1933 and.his Ml) in 1936, both from Tulaue L'ni- bersiiy in New Orleans, Pol- Man, Truck Go to Pieces Over Snake COMANCIIE, Tex. (Al'> Harold Talker stepped out ol Ihe Deluxe Cafe and was sure tie saw a rattlesnake slither into the cab of his two-ton tnick. Just sure, dang il! Anyway, Harold called the police and I hey told him to call old Joe Waring, an insurance salesman and head of the Com- anche rescue squad. Waring and a bunch of the boys drove en over to the Deluxe. The crew bored holes in the cab doors and the cab floorboard. No sirake. The rescue squasl then flooded the liiick cab with lire extinguishers. No snake. Hie boys then worked through the afternoon, chiseling cff the roof of the truck cab. No snake. The crew helped Harold pile the truck parts in the llalbed. And Harold drove off. COL. BVBON POLLOCK attended Elsenhower lock entered the army as an intern. He received training al Hie Army Gradual? School in Washington in 1833-39. and later was a student at Ihe Arniv Field Service Services School at Carlisle Pa. He served as ;i surgeon in the Third Army in Germany in 1945-1917. In 1955. he lie- came chicj of carriioloay .serv- ices al Kitzsiiiions Hospital, where he soon directed Ihe learn that cared for his most famous patient. Pre.sidMil Dwighl Eisenhower, during his seven-week slay there. HIS as an army physician also brought Col. Pollock assignments in Ken- tucky, Alabama. Georgia, Lou- isiana, Mississippi. Hawaii, ami California. Dr. Pollock was active in the Kiwanis He was a mem- ber of First Baptist Church of Aurora, Colo. Sen-ices will be at I p.m. Tuesday at Aurora Chase Funeral Home in Aurora. Colo. Survivors include his wife; a son. John Pollock of Aurora: a daughter. .Mrs. Luke Header uf Deer Trail, Colo.: his moth- er; two sisters, .Mrs. Jack., nynn of Denver City and Jerry Abbott nl 2037 Kriar- wood. Abilene, and five.grand- cirildien. Shah Will Give Oil To U.S. College ALBAXV, X.V. (AP) -TilO Shah of Iran is Rivii-; barrels of oil lo the State Uni- versity of New York's Mari- time College. The nil will enable liic Km- pirc Slate, the college's train- ing ship, to make ils summer training crnisf. says Slate Ijiivfrsity Chancellor Ernest L. liover. 3-Yeor-Old Dies In Lake Drowning KASTUXI) (ItNSi Wil- liam Thomas luce. Jr.. 3- year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. William Thomas face of Kail- land, drowned accidentally in three feet of water at a boal dock a I lake Leon al shout I p.m. Saturday. Kastland Justice of ilie Peace Buddy Rowch ruled ac- cidental drowning. The luce child and several ot'ner chil- dren had been left in Ihe care of their 13-year-oltt The child appaicntly drowned af- ter he wandered off into the v.vler. The hydv recovered bv the aunt during the search. Mr.s. James Johnson, wife the lake patrolman, arlminis- lercit artificial respiration to no avail. Kastland physician Dr. Jim A. nhn was on an outing at the lake at the time pronounced Ihc I'hild dead. .Survivors include his par- ents pud one sister. Melissa Ann of the home; awl iiis grandparents. Mr. anrl Mrs. Charles Ince of Easlbnd ami Mr. and Mrs. Waiter Cook of Sabinal. Funeral is per.diup al Ar- Funeral Home ir, Ka.stlamt. Girl, 13, Killed Returning From Mailbox STEPHKXVILI.K (RNS) Teresa Ann .Jones, 13, was struck and killed by a car about II a.m. Saturday as she relumed across Kami Road S from a niral mailbox. The accident occurred in front of her home south of I.ingleville, live miles west nl Slephenville. Police said she was hit a car driven by Judy Hanson. IS, of Rcsdemona. She was thrown about 100 feet by the' impact. Local arrangements are be- ing handled by Ihe Trewitt- Reed-I-acy Funeral Home, but services are pending with the McNabb Funeral Home in Pocahontas, Ark. Miss Jones was born April 2-1, 1561. in I'ccria, 111. She had lived in I.ingleville about six months after moving there with her family from Peoria. She attended school in l.ingle- Survivors rncluric her par- cms, Mr. and Mrs. .lames K. Jones: Iwo brothers, .lames Edward and Ronnie, both vi Ihe home: paternal grandpar- ents, Mr. and Mis. Kd Jones of Pocahontas, Ark. and her maternal grandmother. Mrs. Maria Horsbourg ol IVoria. III.