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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 24, 1974, Abilene, Texas bilene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron YEAR, NO. 280 PHONE G73-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79C04, SUNDAY MOHNING, MARCH 24, 1974--EIGHTY-EIGHT PAGES IN EIGHT SECTIONS 25c SUM1AY -Me Stala Ah, Spring! It's Wonderful! But Today Brrrrr Just when Abilene. 'thought Spring Saturday afternoon. While (he Wildcat ronlcr watched convinced Miss llimcs thai she should pull up the Sunday, with a high in the middle 50s. and Ihe the-chill of winter did an instant replay, as Ann Ihe Big Purple sluggers whip their visitors, the tern- collar of her coal and finally cover her head" allo- said wanner weather may be just Himes an Abilene Christian College sophomore, perature hovered in the low 40's. Stiff north winds gethcr. The weather was due to luni a bit warmer around the corner again. (Staff Photos hy John Best) realized at the ACC versus Nebraska baseball game White House Wants Tape Request Explanation CAMP DAVID, Md. (AP) The White House indicated Saturday il will not consider siuTGndering 42 taped conver- sations sought for tlie House impeachment inquiry until Ihe Judiciary Committee defines its charges against President Nixon and specifics "what materials are wauled and why." Press Secretary Ronald L, Zicgler issued formal state- ment denying a published re- port that the White House turn aver tapes of Hie 42 presidential conversation.? next week. "We continue to leel It Is essential that the committee first define the charges and be specific on what materials are wanted and why." Ziegler also assailed a re- porl in the f.ns Angeles Times, attributed to congressional and other sources, that Nix- on's taped conversation with, former White House counsel John W. Dean HI clearly showed that the President did not disapprove o! the payment of hush, money to Watergate defendants. "We stand boliiiid both of our said a Times In regard to the slury on tlie Nixon-Dean tape, the spokes- Man Hurls Lighted Gas Can Into Bar; 8 Die, 12 Hurt By TIM AI1ERN ALL12NTOWN, Pa. (AP) Eight persons were killed and a dozen more injured Satur- day afternoon when a lighted gasoline can was tossed into a crowded bar, fire officials said. Earnest James Burton ,Ir., 24, an employe of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, was charged .with eight count of murder, 10 counts of attempted murder and one count of larson, said Lcliigh County Bisl. Ally. George Joseph. Joseph said Burton walked Inlo a police station six blocks from the bar and turned him- self in 23 minutes after the fire started. Six of the Injured were list- ed In critical condition. The other six, including a police- man and a fireman, were treated for smoke inhalation. Fire Chief Keyset- said the Caboose liar, a Ihree-sloi7 brick building on North SixtJi Street, was gutted by the (ire, which was brought under control in 20 minutes. Deputy Fire Chief James Thompson said: "From my understanding, it was a fire-1 hpmbing. The man had been ejected from the club, got Ihe gasoline and rclurned." Thompson said there were about 20 persons In the bar at Hie time of Ihe incident. Police said patrons of the bar fled to tlie rear of the building wlien Ihe gasoline burst into flames and trapped by a door that was bolted from the inside. Fire- men had to chop through the door to gain access, officers said. Thompson said l[ (lie back door was in fact locked, "that definitely would be a violation of the fire code." "The bar was thoroughly gutted." Joseph .said. "In dol- lars .and cents I just don't know how much damage' was done, bul Ihe building was just charred." man said, "We quoted our sources who say what il said to them. 1 don't want to get into anything more expansive than that." The While House spokesman said "the malicious intentions ol Ihe individuals who planted this story art! clear" and that Hie report "cannot help but influence tlie While House'alti- ludc with respect to providing additional materials in Hu1 fu- ture'1 to the Judiciary Com- mittee. A recording of Ihe Nixon- Dean conversation was one ol 19 tapes provided to Ihe com- mittee as well as to special prosecutor Leon Jaworski. Xiegler said no decision has been made lo 'provide addi- tional tapes to the coimnillee. "The White House position has not he said. "We feel that the committee should define Ihe scope of their investigation and their charges. In short, they should be specific as to what further information they want and why. Logically, the committee can" only be specific after il assesses Ihe massive amount of material already provided lo Ihe committee." While adding that "Hie White House is prepared lo continue discussions and to look for ways to cooperate fur- ther with Ihe Nixon feels very strongly ''about tiis constitutional duly iiol lo irreversibly erode Hie office of the presidency." As for the description or Ihe March 21 conversation about hush money to Siiue defendants, Ziejjler said: "The White House Is con- cerned and alarmed at Ihe corned and alarmed at the biased and selective Inlrcpre- talions or Ihe tape which are altrihulcd in part to congres- sional sources." "This mailer Is loo lanl lo HIP country than 111 j" tolerate this kind of partial und oiil-of-conlexl cval-" nation o! said Xie-1 gler. "Secondly, II should be pointed oul thai piecemeal closures lenked in this fashion live a "clear violation of the House1 Judiciary Committee's own rules..." Nixon Seeking Anti-Busing, Education Program Support CAMP DAVID, Mil. (AP) IJrcsiden! Nixon urged citizen .support Saturday for adminis- tration-hacked legislation to consolidate federal education grant programs- and curl) forced busing of students to achieve racial balance, in Ihe schools. With House debate sched- uled next week on an educa- tion bill lie favors, Xixon called on parents 10 lend their .support. In a nationwide radio ad- dress broadcast live Iron] his mountain retreat here, Nixon said Ihi! House bill would help return decision-making an- llinrily over education (o local communities. "You understand better than R-N Gets 4 State AP Honors KKHHVILLE The Abilene Reporter-News won four awards in the 1973 state-wide news and photo contest spon- sored by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Asso- ciation, results of which were announced here Saturday. The Reporter-News winners, competing in Ihe top category against Ihe largest papers in the state, were; Cotilcy, staff writer, second in short fcattu'e story category. Ed N. Wishcamper, edi- tor, honorable mention in edi- torial writing. netly Hughes, city editor, honorable mention in women's department. Geraldine Sallcnvhite, w o m a n 's editor, honorable mention in women's depart- ment. A former Reporter-News city editor and Sunday editor, Hob Armistead, who went to The Corsicana Sun last year, won an honorable mention in Class A editorial wriling for an editorial he wrote at Ihe Sun. TIIK WOMAN'S department winners represented two of only five total awards given for women's news and feature writing in the entire -state. Conlcy's award was for i short story which was pub- lished during December, de- scribing a visit by two hard- of-hearing children from the West T e x a s Rehabilitation Center with a Simla Clans at Thornton's Dept. Store. The elderly Santa spoke sign lan- guage will] the children, who had never communicated with a Santa before. Inside Today Deputy Sheriff, Wife Slain A deputy sheriff and his wife were shot to death on c road on the edge of Houston just before mid- night Friday. Pg. 6A. Paratroopers guard Queen Elizabeth II on her arri- val in Britain after a gun- man's bid (o kidnap her daughter Anne. Scores of police watch over the princess riding in public horse trials. Pg. 8A. The nation's largest dairy cooperative spent 000 in corporate funds on computer mailing lists for campaign use by Midwest Democrols, it :S learned. Pg. 3A, The Mariner 10 space probe, which scouted Venus last month, begins taking pictures for man's closest look at small, mysterious Mercury Pq. IOC. Abilcn< Eventi Calendar 4B Amusements 1-4B Austin Notebook 5A Bcrry'l World......... 4A Big Country Calendar 12C Books Bridge 12C Business NCWJ....... 'IOC Classified 0-1 IB Crossword Puzzli....... IOC Editorials 4A Form News............ US Jumble PuziU......... 11C Horoscope IOC Hospital Patients....... 20A Markets S.IOC Ohiluarici......... 10-11A Oil 58 Rccordinql IB Setrrnq Ihe Scene IB SoorU............1-7C 11C This Week In Weil Teioi IOC Todoy in HJslorv IOC To Your Good Heallli IOC TV Tob 1-1 tl Women's Ncwi II was lillcd "Simla Hands' Children True Spirit" and re- ceived wide distribution fi'oin Ihe Associated Press, includ- ing fronl paRe play in The New York Times. FIRST VfACF, in the cate- gory went lo the Dallas Morn- ing Mews, while story placed ahead of honorable mention awards to Ihe San An- lonio News, Angelo Kvc- ning Standard-Times and San An.lonio Light. Wishcampei-'s editorial rep- resented the fifth lime in If) years that Ihe editor has wnn in nlilorial wriling in the Texas AI' competition, lie won Mrs! in 1972 and IflM, and second in 19CT and 1071. He also won a first in spot news writing in The award for his Jan. 10, editorial tilled See WJSHCAMl'KH, I'S- I2A, Cnl. 4 anv federal official what Is lic.sl for your lie said. While describing the House measure as "an jnipnrlanl first Inwai'd meeting his education goals. Nixon com- plained that a Senate commit- tee is considering a rival bill Hint would -move us in pre- cisely the wroni; direction." The House lias proposed consolidating seven grant pro- grams into two broad pro- grains. Tlie Senate bill, how- ever, retains Ihe previous ap- proach and adds some more programs. Ihe Senate bill, Nixon con- Ic'ndrd. would create "a bu- reaucratic nightmare built on uond intentions Inn hopelessly bound up in miles of red tape." Xixon. who (lew lo l.'amp David by helicopter Fri- day afternoon for a weekend slay with his family, used slrwij; language in again urg- ini; favorable congressional action on his VtTl proposal to limit forced busing. Declaring that parents value neighborhood schools, be said they are "naturally concerned when the cnurls. a'cling on the basis of complicated plans drawn up by far-away officials in Washington, D.f'., order children bused oul of their iicighborhnwls." Nixon argued lhat many dual school systems have been dismantled in (lie past years willi inininiitl busing and said I his dcmnnsl rated that "exces- sive forced busing is ncillier necessary nor desirable." Rep. Brooks Claims GSA 'Smoke Screen' It's time for a nap Two-year-old Patrick Cohen found llie Texas Spring Ails and Crafts Fair a lillle living Saturday and decided lo lake n nap. He found a nice pillow on his mollicr's shoulder. His mom, Pal Cohen of 25IH S. 22nd. didn't scorn lo mind Ihe Miorinp in her car as she and Brcta Hidden look a look around al on display in the Ahilctie Civic Center. I'.clalcd pholo.s, story. I'g. I2A. (Staff Photo by John llesl) COLUMBIA, Tex. fAI'i l.'.S Rep. Jack Brooks, D-To.v.. said here Sal- urday Ihe General Services Administration is trying to set up a ".smoke screen'1 by claiming that only was spent in Ihe litnncs main- tained by 1'resident Richard Nixon. Mrooks referred in charges hy GSA Arliiur 1" Sampson that llrooks w.is lo "piitposf'ly mislead llie public" wilh a u'pinl by bis House MihcumiriilU'r Ibal M7 million had IXTHI spent to lix up Nixon's homes. liiwiks, readied in the Ihi.i Southeast Texas resort, said the figure quoted by Ihe GSA administrator referred only lo some of llie work done on the- honscs. he added, "there Is no qm-.stion that the Uniled Stales taxpayers have spent SI" million nn the privale prnpMlies of President N'ixon, m repairing' and updating and fixing up those houses, IHI nn inicmg. nn building helipads al a cost Sec liltOOKS, I'g. 12A, Col. li ;