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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 18, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 273 PHONE (J23-4271 ABLLENK, TEXAS, MONDAY MARCH 111, PACKS IN SECTIONS Press By EM.IlC HUCKEH Ushers Have Orders On Opening Doors IVIiy ilo ushers ill our theaters (one In jiarlicuhii-) open Iho exit doors beloi': llic movie ends? 11 spoils (lie whole movie. Very liltlc lime'is wasted, if they'd wail [ill it's over before opening 1lic floors. One ush'T opened and closed llic door every few seconds and il was very annoying! A. We're with you. We like lei walch lill llic bitter end without interruptions. We dialled with the manager of Ihe lliealci1 you menlioned and lie claims, lie only opens Hie doors for the people who have their hands full of popcorn and Cokes. Ollienvisc, lie .says lie wails lill "Tlie End" nits the screen, then Hie doors suing open, lie's been han- dling Hie doors himself for Hie pasl few weeks bill says his ushers also are trained not to touch those doors nnlil Ihe movie's coinplelcly over. There's a liltlc in (lie doors, when ushers see peo- ple heading lowavd them, they've lo opon up. Can anything be put on redwood lawn fnrniliirc to keep il looking nice anil keep il from drying onl anil crack- ing? f hate to see il ruined. A. Once we re coin mended linseed oil but it's in short supply now; even if you cuuld find il you'd pay a rorlunc. Your best bet, says paint expcrl Allen I'hillips. is a good proven brand of redwood .slain and sealer. Yrn paint it on. Re sure you use a major bland of paint; some redwood slains do not provide any prelection. Q. In rccenl vears. boat manufactur- ers IVAVE slating maximum horse- power for their bouts. If 1 install an engine with a greater Horsepower rating Hum recommended by my bunt, will 1 lie in violalion of any slate or federal law1.' If it's 11 federal or Coast Cnard ic.L'iilnlion. is il enforced on inland lakes'.' By whom? A. There's no law governing this. The U.S. Coast Guard is (lie governing body and does require that manufacturers pnl a plate on Ilieir boats with recommended horsepower rating stamped on the plalc. Ilnal Dealer Dick Jolmson has been corre- sponding with the U.S. Coast Guaril in Washington. D.C., and with Hie Coast Guard in Mew Orleans about this very question. The replies stale horsepower rating plates on the hoals are sLriclly for customer satis- faction. A 115 horsepower engine can be placed on a boat rated for nn S, if (hat's what the customer wanls. They caution it's foolish lo do so because someone could gel hurl but it's not in violalion of any law. If a hoal owner is showing off, gets care- less and rims over somebody, it coulil he brought out in a trial lliat he was operating a .boat rated for 85 horsepowers with a IIS engine. A decision as to negligence and damages would be up lo the jury, .Johnson said, loo, that boals are being manufactured with a recommended rating of 6J horsepower when CO horsepower mo-, tors aren't even made, anymore. Where can I get white sand for my kill's saiufljox? I iion'1 mean thai red, il slains their dollies. A. Only one man we have found has while sand for sale here. Give John W. Curry a ring at G72-2240. lie sells it by Hie shovel, a nickel a scoop, if you'll come and get il yourself. K delivered, of course, il.'s much "more. Curry usually sells by the truck load so bring your own sacks, buckels or whatev- er lo haul it away. I work in Cross Plains; our busi- ness headquarters is in Bro-.uiwood. Ev- ery Saturday we. mail reports lo Brovin- wooil. I'or Inc. last three months llic. report arrives on Wednesday, yet mail from the Ifrowmvoosl office lo us in Cross 1'lnins reaches us the next day. I asked the post office about il, was iold our mail is trucked lo Cisco, Slcphcu- villc. (lien processed at Fort Worth, trucked lo Abilene, then lo Krownwnail. Tin's seems ridiculous. Can ton find an explanation? A. Abilene and l-'orl Worth arc both scc- lional centers. Korl World processes some mail for Abilene as a courtesy, but once it's processed there il doesn't pass through the Abilene office. It may be transferred from one truck to another but il isn'l worked here, says Vestal Richey, acting assistant sectional center manager at Ihc Abilene post office. Mail from Brownwood lo Cross IMains travels about the same route as (bat from Cross Plains lo Brownwood so the distance the mail travels isn't causing Ide hold-up. IJichcy says. He'd like to see one of the envelopes, wild the lime it was mailed and llic lime re- ceived in Brmvnwood. Take il lo your lirownwood postmaster. If he can't figure il tint, ask him lo send il to Mi-. Iliebey in Abilene. I'ichcy says markings on the enve- lope will gives clues to ide delay. Me says yon should be gelling one day service, bold ways, lie wonders il you're missing the dispatch lime. If you're nut mailing by p.m. on Saturday Ihe mail could held over until Monday. liul even then il should gel lo Brownwond nil TUPS- day. Address questions (o Action Line, llov 30, Abilene. Tevas 731101- will nnl be iise.il liul questions inuM hr signed ami addresses given. Please. Include tel- ephone numbers if possible. Victory Spinner North Carolina State University chccerlcacler Angle Kkelloti wenl into a sjiin with high-Hying skirl and long tresses as her basketball team won llic NCAA Eastern Regional championship last Saturday over Pittsburgh. .She'll accompany her team lo Greensboro, N.C., where they play UCLA in Ihe national semi-finals. LAP Wire- photo) U.S. to Mines in Suez WASHINGTON i API Act- ing on an Kyyplian request. Ihc United Stales has agreed lo help sweep mines from Ihe Canal in order lo make the waterway available lo in- ternational shipping, the Stale Department announced today. Shift in Winds Won't Cool Area Forecasters al the Naliunal Weather Service said Monday lhal more warm temperatures are foiecasl for the Abilene area, although a "dry air" through is expected lo cool llic area slightly on Tuesday. Winds arc expected tn shift from a fresh southwesterly blow lo a moderate nonhweslerly breeze, said forecaster Darrcll Crawford. The wind shift, caused by the p-jssiiig diy ait trough, is nol oxneclod lo change conditions signilicanllv. however. In fact, Crawford said a cold front ap- proaching Ir'im Ihe west may balance 'itself out in Ihe abun- dant warm air. Although lemp-.'alures arc ex- pected to saw inUi the tippet- EOS Monday, the mercury will prob- ably go m where near the re- cord high (or Unit day: a blister- ing 95 degrees in IflfT.. WEATHER US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Hftlioral Wealher Sv'rvicfe (Wealhcr Man, Pq. SA) ABILENE AND VICINITY HOli.ile lair v.orm Tuesday. So'jlfi.-'cslernly vvinris H lo ?5 liccamikig norihwcbierly 10 to ;o lonlqM. High fodrty in Ihc upncr flOi. l.iniqhl in jhc mill 50s. H.Qli Tuesday nc.v EO. Hirih flnd fo.v Icr 74 hours ericlnxi 9 o in.: 84 ond '.1. Mlcih oi-il JO'.v snnic tlalc Idsl ycor: 77 In a brief announcement, the department said Ameri- cans would provide technical advice ami (raining for Kgyp- lians responsible for clearing imexplodcd mines in the canal and along its banks. The canal has been blocked since the 1037 six-day war be- tween the Arab suites and Is- rael. In line with a recent warming of relations belwoen Washington and Cairo, a U.S. Navy learn was sent to Kgypi lasl month tn conduct a sur- vey on sweeping the mines from the canal's mouth. Tlie.hair-dozen Navy special- ists reported back lo the Pen- tagon earlier Ihis month. The clearing operation, il is understood, will be conducted joinlly with a llrilish learn us- ing helicopters and divers. The United Stales has nf- fercd lo help finance reopen- ing of Hie canal. relations with Kgypi were re-established Feb. 211 on Secretary of Stale Henry A. Kissinger's lasl swing through the .Middle Kasl. Sirica Orders Report Given to House Panel WAIIINCITON lAI'i --US. District Judge Juhn J. Sirica today ordered the secret Water- gate jury report delivered lo Ihe House Judiciary Committee for its impeachment inquiry. Sirica delayed implementa- tion o( his order lor two days lo pei mil tiling of appeals. Sirica said the- repoit 'draws no accusatory conclusions il renders im moral or social judgments. "The repoil i.s a .simple and slraighll'onvard compilation of information gathered by the grand jury and no more." he said. Sirica said in his opinion that the grand jury rec- ommends" that its reporl and a satchel rilled with evidence should go lo tbe impeachment cnmmitleo because: carefully examined Hie contents of ihe grand jury report. Ihe court i.s satisfied Ihat there can bo no qiieslion regarding their materiality lo Ihe House Judiciary Com- mittee's investigation" The person on whom llic re- port focuses, the Presidcnl of ihe United Stales, has mil ob- jected lo its release lo ihe com- millcc." Sirica -said. persons arc involved only indirectly." he added. -And although il has mil been emphasized in this opin- ion. il should nut be forgotten that we deal in a mailer of the niiisl critical monienl to Ihe tui- tion, an impeachment investi- gation involving ihe President of the United Sirica said. "It would be difficult lo conceive of a more compelling need than thai of Ihis country for an unswervingly fair in- quiry based on all Ihe pertinent information." The judge said il would be up lo ilje House Judiciary Com- mittee "lo the sig- nificance" of the evidence and [lie court offers- no opinion as to .relevance. Sirica also said tlial the Judiciary cuminillee rather than Ihe conn should consider a request Crom While Mouse cnunsel for permission lo re- view the grand jury evidence. Tlic grand jury gave the re- port to Sirica nn March I. the same day il indicted seven for- mer Nixon administration and Nixon campaign aides for alleg- edly conspiring In block Hie. in- vestigation of Hie Watergate break-in. Sirica said lasl week that he lias spenl a lot of lime working on the decision. "ll's been laic night work, NEWS INDEX early morning hours. Hungs tike lhal." tie said in a hiief telephone interview. Thai decision is e-xpecied lo be his lasl major act before stepping down as chief judge Ihe U.S. District Conn in Wash- ington. Sirica. who must relinquish the post Tuesday when he turns 70. will be suc- ceeded by Judge. Cciirgc I.. Marl Jr. Sirica plans in ,in nc- live judge alter stepping dimn as chief judge, lie already has assigned himself Hie Wateigale cover-up trial. The giand jury gave Sirica llic- repon March I along with ;in indictment charging seven formei- Nixon administration and campaign aides with con- spiracy lit block the probe of the break-in. 'Ihe itcnirt and a satchel tilled ivilh evidence were said by sources to concc-i n ITc.-idcnl Nixon's role in Watergate. The grain! jury reportedly asked Si- rica in give tl In Hie im- peachment inquiry. St. Paul Woman's Kidnapers Paid MIXNKAPOL.fS. Minn lAt'i Hansom has been paid lor the return of Kunice Kivin- hohn and tier abdiu'lnrs promised In let her banker husband know her wherea- bouls today, a familv spokes- man said Daily Texan's Page One Blank At'.STIN i APi The Daily Texan, slnclciil newspaper at Ihe University of Texas, was published with a blank IIOMI page inday in pinf'St of Ihe hoard of regents' decision lo chniinale guaranteed funding from student fees. A Texan C'UUn'iiil culled (he decision a The rcgenls voted Friday to give each sliidenl a choice whether In include money for llje Texan in his student serv- ice fees at registration lime. All students can pick up Ihe paper- from free delivery bins mi campus. Student governmenl also wax cnl off from a share nf the mandatory .service was placed oji an op- lional basis. Texan editor Michael suggested in his editorial Ilia! ttie regents "have simply tired of criticism." The Texan has strongly opposed the regents' position during Ihe Cnnslilu- tiimal Convention of preserv- ing ihe Permanent Ijniversily Funds and the Available Uni- versilv Fund exclusively for UT atid Texas Mrs. Krniiliiilni. hus- band, (diiinar. is president ol Drovers State Hank in Soulh Si. P.ml. disappcaied frntn her Linn Lakes home Fruiav mm nirm. llei brntlicr-in-law. Iho Itev. liince l-Teming. read a 'K'h'f in a lo The A s .s o c i e d Press lodav, "The ransiini money luis been In the ahdiic- lurs as Ihe Hcv. Mr. I'Tciuins' said. "They have promised In let Cunnar Krou- liolm lliis m o r n i n g here liis wife is tic-ing held. We are IHKV travel-fully and wiih for this in- formation." The Rev. Mr. a I'aiuisl miivsler wife is Mrs. Urimholm's sister, said he could noi reveal any more infornvrUiim. Karlier. Ihe Kill said Mrs Kronhnlm's aulonuihile was loand early Inday al a subur- ban MiniicajiolV ceii- ier. Tlic Klil said her lilli.'i Bin'ck Skylark was Jmmd hi a lol al ihe Soiilhdalp Sliopiiiiig (Vnier hi [he Minneapolis sub urb Kdhia. The I-'HI said Ihe car found by ihe Kdma Pohce pailmeiu. bnl no other detiiils were released. Kdhn jMilicf referred questions about Hie car lo Ihe KHI. Mrs. Kroiiholin, -10. was bisl seen by her husband when he left their home Friday morn- ing fur wnrk. Syria, Israel Fire For Seventh Day Amusements Hcspilrjl Palicnti O'jilucjrics I, T3 Your Hecllh TV Laq TV Seoul Wcmsn's News 6H 3A 4B 7B control pipelines iicioss its icrriton from Saudi Arabia, is reluctant In see the mi abandoned before Niai-l agrres I" wiihdriiw us forces n mil llic Syiiiin leriilo- r, c.'iplnied in I lie OcKilier I'Cidions in Ihc northern sec- tor of Ihe plalcaii before Is- raeli guns barked silence Hie Arab barrage. No Israeli casiiialies were reported. Syria said ihe artillery duel aloni; nt the fi. nt. and claimed gun- ners dealt "fieice lilow.s" In fsriieli posiiinns. A Damascus m lilarv mm siiid Ihe engagement broke mil when Israel tried to improve and fortify its posi- funs in the central and north- ern seciors of Ihe front. Israel'.-, chief of mililau op- erations. Miij. Cren. [loil'i. Siiicl 17 civilian sel- llemenls on Hie heights are an integral pail of Ihe army's de- Icnse system and will lift be" uegotiated in talks for a sepa- ration of Israeli and Syrian n oops. Israel has named Defense .Minister Mo.she Diiyan lo lejiresejii il al the negiiliiitioiis. Syrian govern- rnejn snurces said Iheir repre- sentative would probably he Maj. Abdul C.hani'Dar- d.nry. the chief of operations. Speaking Sunday lo an audi- ence in Tiberias only a mile we.si of Ihe heighls. llutli re- jected the aigimient lhal Ihe selilemems handicapped Ibe armj during Ihe October nai. Several sellU'inents were ovev- run by Hie Syrians bul lalcr ri-fiipun ed. lie sji d Ihe seulemeiils proved an effective defense- line against Syrian Scud and l-'rog long -r a n g e missiles which were capable sinking civilian largel.s behind Ihe. (null lines. ;