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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 16, 1974, Abilene, Texas buene ''WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT S3KD YEAH, NO. 272 PHONE G73-42Y1 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79004, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 10, IN FOUU SECTIONS Associated f'rcsi President Repeats Pledge to Stay On CHICAGO (AIJ) Doc-hir- ing anew lie Is innocent of Wa- tergate wrongdoing, President -Nixon vowed Friday lie would nol resign because "I will not he a parly lo Ihc rtcslniclion of Ihc presidency of HIP Unit- ed Slates." A nationally broadens! meeting willi business execu- tives that provided a forum for Nixon's most, dramatic pledges lo tlnte noL lo quil also brought a stern lecture lor Kti- ropcnii leaders and a warning lhal "Hie (lay of Ihc one-way slreel is gone" in Die Allanlic nlliauco. In responding to 14 ques- tions during iho hour-long ses- sion, the President also: Arabs not tti at- tach conditions lo lining or Hie oil embargo. He said lliis would slow down U.S. peace efforts in the Middle Easi. he would mil grant House, impeachment in- vestigators a "fishing license'' lo paw llirougli confidential While House liles: called for (tie House Judiciary Commit- tee to follow the Constitution in defining an impeacliablc of- fcnse, and again urged prumpl resolution o f impeachment moves. out his personal tcs- '10-4' and Giggle Surprises Police OGDEiV, Ulan (AP) Po- lice officers almost never gel on Hie radio, say and then giggle. So when tliis started happening on Ihe po- lice channel this week, dis- patchers were suspicious. llcsidcs, the voice sounded like, thai of a boy between 7 and n years old. II all slartcd when an combined transmitter and re- ceiver was found lo be miss- ing from a Tire Iruck Tuesday. Calls started nt 9 p.m. Tues- day when a boy's voice came on the channel asking for a 1036 a lime check. Thursday when the buy called in he was advised lo drop Hie unit in a mailbox, from which il could be re- turned to Ilic Kire Deparl- iiicnt. replied, meaning he. would do so. But as o[ Friday Ihe equipment had not been returned lo Ihc department. Police say the calls are coming from an eight-block radius around Ilic fire slalion. ofliccrs say also they bc-hevc the caller goes to elementary school because the calls coin- cide with when school is out. E. Texas Counties Told to Redistrict TYLKR, Tex. (AP) A fed- eral court Friday ordered re- dislricting plans that couhl mean election of the first black county commissioners ever in Nacogdocties and An- derson counties of East Texas. U.S. District Court Judge William Wayne Justice ap- proved plaintiffs' plans creat- ing a 54 per cent black com- inissirmcr precinct in Ander- son County and a 53 per cenl black precinct in Nacogdoches County. The suits had been filed as Inside Today Brief Says Evangelist Broke Pact The Altorney General's brief to the Texas Su- preme Court says evange- list Lester Roloff broke an agreement that gain- ed him freedom from no- toriety of a court hearing on child abuse. Pg. 10A. The Texas Research Lea- gue says a tentative dec- ision of the Constitution- al Convention on school finance could cost the state 5300 million a year. Pg. IB. Arab oil ministers gathered in Vienna reportedly are prepared to announce the end of the oil embar- go against the United Slates. Pg. 6A. A former Nixon campaign fund-raiser, who says he got the first word thot financier Robert Vesco wanted to make a large i contribution, testifies lhar former Afty. Gen. John Mitchell later told him to stay away from Vesco. Pg. 6A. AmuiemenU 12A Ailrology.............. 1OA Bridge 10A Church Newi 14A ClDsiilicJ 7-14C Comics 4A farm................. ISA 13A 1-6C BB 7A 7A pan of an effort spearheaded by Slale Hop. Paul Ragsdale, lo increase, black representation at the coiinly level in East Texas, which has historically maintained a pre- dominantly while power struc- ture. Soils were originally filed in for six counties: Houston, Shelby, Panohi. Rusk, Ander- son and Nacogdoclies, but only tlie latter Iwo were affected, by Friday's ruling. hi Ihe N'acogdoches case, holh (he plaintiffs and Ihc cdiinly agreed thai the 15.7 per cent deviation in the four commissioners districts violat- ed Ihc equal protection clause of tlie U.S. Constitution, liolh parlies submilled different re- disliicling plans, and .Justice selected that of Ihe plaintiff because it was based on cen- sus tracls. Il had a district deviation of 5.4 per cenl. In the Anderson County case, Juslice ruled lliat Ihe county had gerrymandered Ihe district to discriminate against blacks by drawing an "S" shaped precinct through Ihe black neighborhood, splitting il inlo thirds. Only Ihe plaintiffs offered an alternative plan, which Juslice. implemented. In both counties. Ihc black population is about 20-25 per cent of Ihe In February, Juslice or- dered the political filing dead- line in bolh counties extended, and il remains open. limony in Ihe Watergate cov- erup trials of former While House aides, and indicated "Iliere may he evidence" he. owes more- federal income la.xos because paperwork on donation of his vice presiden- tial files was nol completed ill lime. lilllc new light on conflicts in his past stale- nienls on when and what he was told about hush money payments to Watergate defen- dants, bill said he did not mean lo imply that his aides were guilty of any kind of crime. that Ihe back of Ihe energy crisis has been bro- ken and said tlie best way to deal with long-term energy shortages is ''not to dema- gogue." bill 'Tor Ihe Congress lo yet' off its something and do something about il right now." the immigration of Soviet Jews has increased sharply as U.S.-Soviel rela- tions have improved and said it is "much better lo have your voice heard inside the Kremlin because those walls are mighty thick.'1 conceded thai infla- tion remains a troublesome problem, bid predicted "il will go down" during ihc hitler part of this year with im- proved supplies of energy and food. Tlie session willi members of the Chicago Executives' Club was Nixon's first public appearance in a northern cily sinco last summer iind was the first in ;i new campaign, intended to restore confidence in his Watergate-shaken ad- ministration. Afterwards, aides described the I1 resident as "very pleased with Ihe formal, Die questions, and Ihc rocepliun." Bui as Nixon fielded the sometimes-friendly questions from (he floor of a holel ball- room, more llian anli- Nixon and pro-Nixon demou- bU'iitiirs mingled un side- walks outside Ihe holel and in Grant Park, across .Michigan Avenue. Shouts of "Jail lo Ihe Chief" and 'Throw Ihe Hum Oul" clashed willi chants "Clod Loves America, God Loves Nixon." Signs saying ''Im- peach N'ixon" were hoisted alongside banners saying ".Support our President." lOarlirr. members of Ihe Illi- nois Impeach Nixon Commit- tee marched in Ihe rain lo Ihe federal building willi petitions, reportedly bearing more llian See PLIiDGF., Pg. 2A, Col. I Top with an Irish twist Mrs. Wiley Culpeuner helps Dublin Chamber of Com- merce Manager D. Kaley model a SI. Patrick's nay hat. Tlic chamber is selling the lials lo help pay for a public address sysiem for Ihe school auditorium. Mrs. Culpepper is chairman of the SI. Patrick's Day activities lo he held in Dublin .Saturday. See story, Pg. 2A. (Stall Photo by Don Blakley) Trustees Boost Tuition Increased Faculty Salaries, 2 Hew Degrees Okayed McMmry College Iruslces incroased faculty salaries and student tuition, heard an en- couraging McMurry Fund re- port and gave the nod lo (wo new degrees, a new major and a shift of Ihe interim term Friday. Ihe impact of inflation. Hie McMurry Hoard voiod lo increase Inilion lo SJ1 per hour. Currently Mc.Murry Inilion is 5'IC per limir. The per hour registration fee remains unchanged. Trustees also voted an aver- age Ihree per cent facnllv sal- ary increase, the second in- crease approved for cosl-of- living reasons wilhin nine monihs. Vice President Jack Hidden rcpnrlod Ihnl Ihe current McMurry Fund development campaign has already passed Ihe mark. 'Goal is and Ihe drive has yet to begin in four districts. I'.achulor of music, and bachelor of music education (iegrees have been approved by Ihc McMiirry faculty. A reeroalion major in the Physi- cal Kducalion Department has also gullon I'acully approval. AFTF.H SOMK discussion trustees expressed llicir siip- porl of Ihe faculty decision lo shift Ihc three-week interim Icrm lo May. Called Ihe ".iLin- uary Term" since creation at MC.MIIITV four years ago, the Icrm was shiflcd because of binl wpallior and calendar co- ordination willi oilier schools. "Vie led thiil our liiilion in- crease is said Thomas Kim. prcsi- dcnl, "if we. arc lu continue, lo offer fii'sl rale cducalicin and pav fairly our dedicated facul- ty.' "Our liiilion remain.'! low in comparison willi olhcr private colleges in Ihe Southwest. In- di'cil, when you K tin s i il K r McMurry's housing and fond cosls. our college costs compare all colleges, public or private, Jlr. Kim said. Waller Johnson reported for Ihe development coiniuiilec and expressed pleasure willi Ihe progress of Ihe McMnrry Soviets Plan Siberia Ag Development MOSCOW (AP) Commu- nist parly leader Leonid I. lirezhnuv announced Friday a S-IG.2. billion program for the agricultural development of a vast region of western Siberia during 197G-10SO. The money represents 25 per cenl of the entire agricultural investment for Ihc Soviet Union (hiring Weslern diplomats said Ilic project if successful would be a major step toward solving llussia's perennial ag- ricullural headaches. They generally agreed Dial develop- ment of the region would be directed toward grain nrrrdm- lon and a livestock economy. Brezhnev spoke at a parly gathering in Alma Ala, the capital of Kazakhstan, lo mark Ihe 20lh anniversary of the Virgin Lands program ini- tialed by Nikila S. Khrush- chev. Thai program turned major Suspended Abilene Meter Maid Will Return to Work Monday Market! Oil Spoils Today In History TV lot TV Scout Women'i Ncwi A cily melcr maid, suspend- ed from her job after replying publicly to a c o m p I a i n 1 against her printed in Ihe Ac- tion Line column of The Abi- lene. licporlcr-News, is sched- uled lo return lo work Mon- day. The melcr maid was placed on one-week suspension March 11. Thai action followed Ihe publication March 8 in Action Line of her answer lo an aroused citizen's complaint about a parking ticket he- had received. NONK OF the cily officials contacted would discuss Hie reasons for Ihe suspension or divulge whether Ihc iiclion in- cluded the withholding of pay for the one-wcc-k period. John Ihitchel, assistant city manager. Friday confirmed llial IhcTineler maid had heen suspended. Ilalchcl said Hint she was lo resume work Mon- day inoniing, bill would nol comment further on Ihe. case. Cily Ally, Don Chealham and Personnel Director Hill Olson could nol be reached for c o m m e n t Friday evening. Traffic nirocloi1 Iind Taylor, whose ileparlmonl is in charge of Ihc niclc-r maids, referred all inquiries to Halt-hoi's of- fice, Appearing under Hie head- ing, "Meter Maid Sounds Off about Parking Ihe ply was a defense of melcr maids as individuals and as city employes. "ALL 1 WAS doing was trying lo do my il read. "We're oin Iherc lo help peo- ple, nol lo do Ihem harm. We're nol oul there to gel rich1, our .salaries are small. "I drai'l work for cily hall, I work for Ihe people and I'm proud of my il conlin- urd. "1 try lo do Ihc very best I know how. may lose my job for speaking oul, bill I had to say il." The initial complain! against her appeared in Ihe March nhlion of The Keporler-Ncw.s. il of central Asia ami Ka- xakhslan inlo top producing regions thai lasl year conlrin- uled 27 per cent of the grain harvested in Ihe Soviel Union. Brezlmev said Ihc new pro- ject was established by a re- cent decision of Ihc parly's Central Committee. tic said Ihe money was lo be in ihe noxl five- year period'' and will help transform a vasl area in Ihc center (if our country and speed up the fiirlher growth Ihe enliro country." The Kremlin chief evidently w'as referring lo the largely virgin areas easl of ihe I'ral mountains which, if devel- nped, c u n 1 d immeasurably boost ihe naiion's agricultural oulpiil. Xuling llial Ifio million acres were cultivated under Ihe old Lands program, nev added llial Ihere were oth- er virgin lands lo conquer in this connlry. "Virgin land dues not end with or Ilic Allai sleppcs lie said. "Virgin liiiiii is also Ihc laiga of Siber- ia. Ihc lundra of Ihc north. Ihe (le.soils Df cenlral Asia." liroylnicv also lashed oul at Ihc Western news media, many of which lie said "report events nnliulhfully and resort to wcllworn cliches of anli-So- 111' said "many ni'gans n[ Ihc lioiirgouis press, radio and television" are being used bv KiUi-SoviiM circles in the In wreck ihc relaxation of in- ternal ional tensions. Tin1 media, he added, "de- libcraldy distroils ihe mean- ing of our policy Despite the action of ihe media, Ureztmov said dclcnie conliiming, and was a .success for Soviel foreign poli- cy and Ihc "result of a certain realism displayed by the pub- lic al leaders of a number of capitalist countries." Fund generally. Us success "ill probably determine whether Ihc new McMiirrv budget ends in tlie black. Oilier McMurry Fund kick- off dales are Pampa District March 2.1, I'lainvicw April I. Albuquerque '21. Kl Paso April and Soiillicaslern New- Mexico area (Carlsbad) .May li. LNDKIl 'I'll 1C former setup ul McMiirry, music sludenls could earn only a bachelor of science degree, basically a leaching degree in music. Now i liny will have Ihe op- lion (if a bachelor of music ilegice, a bachelor of music education degree or a bache- lor of arts degree willi a ma- jor or minor in music. Dr. Allen Cordls. college dean and academic vice prcsi-