Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - June 27, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES'WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MTH YEAR, NO. 10 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 27, PAGES. IN FOUR SECTIONS (ft >T EWE RUCKEI Half a Bowling Point Not in Record Book Q. Has there ever been a game registered with the bowling association? Someone told me he saw that game and it was recorded. I say (here's way. A. We're wilh you. Your friend musl have been downing a few foamies, how else would it be possible? Maybe one of the pins split. To help you win your argument, tell your buddy the American Cowling Congress Yearbook, which lists all records and oddities of the bowling world, does not show any games. Neither docs the Guinness Book of World Records willed specializes in far- out happenings, nor does the Sports Al- manac for 1974. Q. My ordered an Electraohome stereo from Exxon. He tried to add name additional speakers to it and he blew it np. We took It to a service repair shop; they couldp'l fix it, (old us to send it to the tome office In Canada. 1 hate baring crate It up and send it off to Canada, Isn't there someone here that can fix It? A. If it's still under warranty, proba- bly not, but if you're willing to pay for the repair work, we've sent you a list of three shops that will work on it. They're swamped and you may have to wait a week or so but that's better Ulan ship- ping it to Canada. Q. My mother was a great one for spouting proverbs, sayings and maxims. She was always telling ns kids to mind "p's aid q's." Of course we never thought to question her then bnt now I'm were those "p's and A. Like lot of other expressions passed along from generation to genera- tion, the origin is a little hazy. We found three explanations: the wife of a heavy drinking husband was reminding him not to down too many pints and quarts; etiquette at the court of Louis XIV required much .bowing and scraping, this was a reminder to watch their pieds (feet) and Queues and since the letters q and p aic similar, school kids were told to be careful how they wrote them. 4J. We saw some webworms Just be- ginning some of the big trees at Abilene State Park. Are Ihey going to let them take (he park or are they doing anything to control them? A. "You says Parks Superin- tendent Chaley Glass, "we're right on il It's been reported to the regional office and the Austin office and they're currently trying to see how they can stop the weuworms. Q. I read the paper that one of tie likes at Nelson Park was owned by tie TIP Railroad. When did this happen? A. II didn't. All three are owned by the city of Abilene and are part of Nel- son Park, say city officials. At one time, many years ago, the lake known as TtP Lake was a tank used by the railroad as a water source for the old steam loco- motives since it was right against the railroad. But it's also right at the edge of Uie park and within park properly. Address questions to Action Line, EOT 31, Abilene, Texas 5JWH. Names will not fee used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please include tel- ephone numbers if possible. Effort Seen to Limit Nixon Arrival Crowd For the Record Canadian Clint Shaw of Victoria, B. C., rolled through Albuquerque's 100-degree weather Tuesday on his way from New York to Los Angeles. He says the mile trip will be a world roller skating record. (AP Wirephoto) Mother Nature Wins Round 4 W A I L 0 P S ISLAND, Vii. 'Mother nature and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration fouglil r.nother round today over the hunching of 54 test rockets, and NASA was tile loser. A NASA spokesman' an- Rhino Drowns: Jealousy Blamed SAN PA5QUAL, Calif. (AP) A rare white rhinoceros, apparently the victim of jeal- ousy, was chased into a pond by at least 20 other rhinos and drowned. Dr. James Dolan, general curator of the San Diego Wild Animal Park, said the gang attack took place sometime early Sunday. Tile victim was Nikanjan, a .12-year-old rhino en loan from the Phoenix Zoo in hope she might breed in Hie habitat similar to (hat native to rhi- nos. None has been known lo breed under zoo conditions. The other rhinos apparently refused to' allow her out of the pond, Nolan said. "It's a fairly common occur- fcnee for Ihc local animals la (real.a newcomer he said. "Apparently, the other rhinos ran Nikanjan pretty badly." ncunceil lhat Hie iLiunchings had been postponed for the fourth consecutive day be- cause of cloudy skies. The rockets, when tliey are launched, will test the upper atmosphere. Tn doing so, they also will light up the skies with ,1 series of glowing clouds visible lo Massa- chusetts. Although a spokesman said Hie space agency would con- tinue to reschedule the launch- ings on a day-to-day basis con- tingent on twice-daily weather, briefings, Hie National Weath- er Service forecast cloudy conditions until the weekend. NASA is working under a Monday deadline, the cutoff dale for the launchings. If they aren't sent off by then, (hey will be rescheduled for later in the year. The. sequence of shots, which will continue for a 24- hour period are now schedul- ed to begin at p.m. EOT Friday, contingent on a weather briefing at p.m. today. NASA' scientist called off the launching of a. single rock- et set for' Wednesday night which was to have provided prelaunch information. It was rescheduled for p.m. to- day. A slow-moving frontal sys- tem'wJiich readied the state Wednesday caused (lie over- cast skies that dimmed Ihc hopes lortay of the scientists Et the space agency, located on Virginia's Eastern Shore just south of Maryland. The rockets, when launched, are expected to light up the Heavens beginning at twilight with clouds of pinkish-orange, fiery red, yellow-green and. pinkish-white hues. By BAliRY SCHWE11) Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) President Nixon arrived for his nuclear summit conference in the Kremlin today and thousands of Muscovites turned out to see him. But some of them were shunted away by police shouting through bullhorns, "Not allowed! Not The Muscovites gathered near Nixon's motorcade route from Ihc airport and waved Hags. Tolice lined the route and open squares and in some jreas moved the people into side streets. Nixon's limousine was surrounded by molorcyle policemen. While House spokesman Gerald Warren told newsmen Die crowd turnout appeared larger than when Nixon was here two years ago. He said they waved American and So- viet flags which had been giv- en them beforehand. It appeared, however, thai an effort was being made to hold down the size of the crowd. Nixon was greeted by Com- munist party leader Leonid I. Brezhnev at the VIP Vnukovo Airport which was decked out wilh Soviet and American flags. Brczlmcv did not come lo the airport two years ago to greet Nixon. The President hoped his vis- it would produce a partial ban on uiulergroiiiul.nuclear weap- ons tests and a slowdown on nuclear arms development by Ihc two superpowers. The with Mrs. Nixon on his right, smiled and waved as he walked down the ramp of the blue and white presidential jet under bright, sunny skies. A crowd of aboul 400 persons was at the airport to greet Nixon. Nixon first reviewed an hon- or guard, which hailed, him with Hie cheer, "We wisli you heallh." He then heard a mili- tary band play the Soviet and American national aiillicnis. Then he and his wife shook hands with sonic of Hie people in the crowd, who were wav- ing small American ami Sovi- el flags. Brezhnev and Nixon smiled frequenlly and. chatted wilh each other as they walked through the crowd, and Nixon waved several times lo the well-wishers, who included :i contingent from (he American Embassy. After (he walk through the crowd, Nixon watched a brief military parade by members of (he Moscow garrison, lie then headed into tlic airport lounge and prepared.to motor into the city. Al the President's first-Jib's- cow summit, in May 1972, ihe Soviets accordcr Nixon a cool- ly coiTccl welcome and Soviet President Nikolai V. Podgorny was the chief greeler. This time Brezhnev's ap- pearance al Ihe airport was seen us a sign of regard for Hie American president since protocol did not require the presence of the Communist parly leader- Nixon's morning flight tu Hie Soviel capital followed a round of consultations in Brus- sels Wednesday with Amen- ta's partners in Hie Atlantic Alliance and the ceremonjal signing of a.declaration pledg- ing wider cooperation wilhin Ihe alliance. Possible Plumber Witnesses Named Runaway Boxcar Goes Interstate Paper Says Pressure Used To Sell More Gasoline LOS ANGELES (AP) A high-pressure campaign that in- cludes threats cf lease cancella- tions is being exerted by sev- eral major oil companies lo get (heir dealers to sell more gaso- line, (he Los Angeles Times re- ported today. The paper said Ihe campaign was being waged despile public appeals by the companies urg- ing consumers to conserve energy. The Times said lhal the oil companies rejected pleas frrm dealers for a reduction in wholesale prices to spur gaso- line sales and called, instead, for Ihe dealers lo couiU: At Walsh in southeast Color- ado, Ihe boxcar began rolling down a grade from an eleva- tor siding. It jumped across a barrier designed lo prevent just such accidents and landed perfectly on the trunk line on which il continued its easterly trip at a speed approaching 35 miles per hour. Mantcr residents Iricd lo block Ihe tracks wilh railroad ties. That slowed the' car but failed lo stop il. Santa Fe Railway officials and sheriffs officers on both Local Abortion Options Limited Most agencies and'hos- pitals in Abilene handle abortions only (o the extent of referring women else- where. Pg.'lB. NEWS INDEX Amujemenls 4C Business Notes 7C Bus'neis Mirror 8C Bridne 4B Clarified 3-7D Comics 6B Editorials 4A Horoscope 4B Hospital Patients 7B Obituaries 5A Sporls To Your Gaod Heollb......7A TV Leg 4C TV Scout 4C Woman's 2-3S sides of the state line pursued (he box car and a group of citizens lay in ambush for it. Bill Hayes, a farm equip- ment slore employe, jumped onto the rolling car and Iried lo apply the brakes. But the car apparently had no brakes and continued slowly ahead. Gravity finally proved it's undoing as it rolled up a slight incline and Ihe Mauler resi- dents managed to stop it wilh a mighty, altogether push. By MIKE SIIANAHAiV Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) Among the likely witnesses in Hie trial of John D. Ehrlich- man and lln'ee olhcrs accused in Uie plumbers case .arc a farmer president of Cubu, a lormer Treasury secretary and two policemen from Cali- fornia. Tlie four possible witnesses were among 57 listed as likely lo appear in the Irial lhal be- gan witli jury selection Wednesday and continues to- day. Thf.y are Dr. Carlos 1'rid .So- carra, Cuban president from 1948 to 195'2, ex-Trensiiry Se- cretary George P. Smiltz and llichnel Ilalgwood and Clinton Brickley of Beverly Hills, Cal- if. Others expected to make jippeanmces in the Irial arc former and prcsenl CIA offi- cials, Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger and Kep. Guy Vandcrjagt, IMIieli. Some of the persons on the witness list released Wednes- day may be called to testify lo tile character of one of the defendants. For example. Rep. Vanderjagl' lived two doors from Ehiiiclnnan before Ehrlichman resigned his White House post more than a year ago. Ehrlichman, G. Gordon l.id- dy, Bernard Barker am! fuigenio L. M'.irtinoz are ac- cused of violating the rights of Daniel Ellsbcrg's psychiatrist. .Dr. Lewis Fielding's Beverly Hills office was broken info Sept. 3, 1971, in a fruitless search for F.llsherg's files. Fielding's name also appears on Ihe prospeclive witness list- As late as Tuesday, he dec- lined anv comment on tile case, as he has since Hie bicakin. U.S: District Judge Gerhard A. Geiell moved Uie jury .s-eleclion process along briskly Wednesday, nniTowing an ini- lial jury pool of 120 (o al least C5, persons. Gcsell planned'In' cjlieslion 37 more prospective jurors today. 11 is likely tliat defense and prosecution attor- neys will select the 12 jurors and six alternates who judge the case from n final pool of about 65. Wednesday, nearly all Hie prospective jurors questioned hy Gcsell snirt (hey were fam- iliar, with Die case in which -Hie defendants are accused of conspiring to obtain Hie psy- chiatric files of Kllsnerg, the former Petilagoii analyst who leaked the Pentagon papers lo .Ihe press. Only three prospective jtt- rors were dismissed for doubls that (hey could be objective and give Hie defen- dants a fair trial. The wife of a network news- man and a Washington Post newspaper reporter who this week MTOle a story aboul n principal Watergate figure were among tiiose chosen in Ihe random jury selection pro- cess. Both were disqualified. "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Weather Servicr. Mop, Pg. 7-R) ABILENE AND VICINITY 00-piilt rodius) Mostly loir Icday Fri- SoLlherlv winds Z lo 13 mph- Hlqh Icday near Tow Joiilqhl in fha mid ffla. Hiqh Friday In K.e mid 9C3. Hiqh ard row lor 24 hours ending 7 ES nrd S3. arrit dale last year: 1[ end SunriEe a-m.; synwl fpn'aht: D-m. Sunrli- a.m. St. Glair Opens Nixon's Defense JOHN BUCKLER Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) At- torney James St. Clair opened President Nixon's impeach- ment defense before Hie House Judiciary Committee today. Before entering the closed .hearing, he told reporters he regarded as Ihe. most serious charge Ihe March 21, 1973, payment of to convict- ed Watergate burglar E. How- ard Hunt Jr. St. Clair insisted Ihc money was for Hunt's le- gal fees and not nail of Ihc Watergate cover-up, as has been alleged by a federal grand jury. SI. Clair arrived al (he com- mittee room armed wilh a bulky brief and other docu- ments, bill his request lhal he be allowed lo call six witness- es to buttress his case was rejected by the committee Wednesday. The committee agreed to call Uvo of thorn, former While [louse counsel John W. Dean III and Frederick Lj- Hiie, a former White House and Nixon reelection cam- paign aide, but said il wauls llie other four interviewed first by the committee staff lo see if Ihcir leslimony is need- ed. Two ol Hie olher witnesses St. Clair wants are former Atty. Gen. John Jlilcricll and former While House aide II. H. llaldeninn. In a Idler requesting their appearance, St. Clair called Haldeman's lestimony ''criti- cal to establish lhal Hie Presi- dent did nol direct 'hush mon- ey' payments to E. Howard llmil on March 21, 1073, or al any other time." St. Clair said Mitchell will lestify that in approving the payment he itnderslood Ihe request to be for legal fees and heard no mention of addi- tional funds for any oilier pur- pose.. Although Ihc March 21 events arc the focal point of St. Clair's prcsentalion, he said he will deal wilh all Ihc allegations before the commil- Icc. He presented each mem- ber wilh four lelephone-direc- loi-y sized books filled wilh ev- idence, the largest dcall wilh the Watergate cov- er-up. St. Clair said he expected to be able lo complete his de- fense in two days. An effort to win approval of St. Clair's full list of witnesses failed on a 19-19 tie vole thai produced a sharp partisan splil in Ihc committee and may have influenced sonic Re- publicans to vole against im- peachment. Rep. Charles W. Sandman Jr., R-N.J., who offered Ihe losing molion to expand Ihe witness list, said he slill was undecided aboul how to vole. if I don't hear from the witnesses I want to hear I'll never vole tor he said. Hep. Thomas K. Railshack, also, undecided on im- peacmnenl, said he thought the committee had made "a very bad mistake" in rcbulf- ing St. Clair.