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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 30, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RI) YEAR, NO. 286 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 30, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIIONS Associated Press 'Eyebald1 to 'eyebald1 Actor Telly Savalas, who plays bald, tough detective Kojack on television, matches scalps with 8-moiUli-olcl Cynthia Johnson in Boston Thursday night. Tliey were at a meeting of the 700 Club, an organization which helps families of police and firemen slain on duty. Cynthia's grandfather, Boston patrolman Francis Johnson was killed five years ago while trying to prevent an attempted holdup. (AP Wirepholo) Hatchett: Shooting Was Self-Defense Father Gives 'Bizarre' Story of Son's Behavior By ROY A. JONES II Ncporler-News Slaff Wriler c a 1 m and sometimes sobbing, Army Spec. 5 James Allen Hatched of Abilene told a 42nd District Court jury Friday lliat he shot Delvin Willingham in self defense, but lliat Ite doesn't recall what happened after two shotgun blasls were fired lasl Sept. 11. Only hours before, the 25- year-old soldier's father, long- lime Abilene Police Sgt. Allen Iralchelt, had given the jury a bizarre account of his son's actions immediately after the- the defense claims, the younger Hatchett apparently believed lie was back in combat in Vietnam. A VETERAN of (wo toui's of duly there, he "camouflaged" Willingham's- body and him- self and refused lo give up his weapon until liis father had lobbed .some "hand grenades" old beer scared off the de- fense evidence showed. The defendant will resume the witness stand when (he. trial enters its third day wilh Attorneys Deny President Should Pay Additional Tax By EDSIOND LoMlETON Associated I'rcss Writer WASHINGTON (A P) President Nixon's tax lawyers have rejected suggestions lhat lie voluntarily amend his ques- tioned tax returns and pay ad- ditional lax, aiul have asked lo argue Ilieir case before an in- vestigating congressional com- iniltee, sources close lo inquiry said Friday. The sources said the Joint committee on Internal Reve- nue Taxaliou will receive from its staff within a week a report concluding lhat Nixon owes substantially more lhan the tax he paid on in- come lolaling more Ilian 51 million received in Ihe years 1S69 through 1072. The comm.illee will meet in executive session on Ihe staff report and, if the Nixon coun- sel press tlieir requcsl, will give fliem a chance lo argue against the c o n c I u s i o n s, sources said. Whether Ihe committee calls.witnesses and holds public hearings on ques- tions of fact will: depend on developments, they said. Although the joint commit- tee's inquiry is not directly rc- lalcd lo Ihe general investiga- tion inlo possible grounds for impeachment being conduelcd by (he House Judiciary Com- mittee, pencilling its lawyers lo participate could be cited as a precedent affeeling Ihe broader inquiry. .laides Si. Clair, Nixon's allorricy, has asked for an opportunity In challenge c v i u e n c e, cross- (liicslion witnesses jnid intro- duce his own evidence Ihe .Judiciary Commillcc. That P, divided on Ihe issue, .Jias not replied. On the biggest single ilem In the tax controversy, Nixon's contention (hat. he made a val- id gift of papers worth lo the National Archives, sources reported develop- ments Ihey said could lead to suggestions for compromise. A new appraisal of the pacers has put a much lower viiue on'Diem, Ihey said, so that, if Hie donation were ruled valid, Nixon still would owe some tax. However, one .source said lhat nothing he had seen con- vinced him that the donation qualifies under the law. A key question is whether the gift was completed and accented before July 25, 1009, when a change in the applicable law look effect. a rare Saturday session vil .9 a.m. Judge Don Lane said that the court "will put in a long half-day" Saturday, (hen re- cess until Monday. Uoth Ilatchetls and another relative refuted Thursday's surprise teslimony by the de- fendant's e i g h t -y e a r -o I d daughter, "Mamie, that she had been an eye wilness to the shooting and that her falher and grandfather told her not 10 tell anyone about what she had seen. Mrs. Ida Salinas, a sister nf (he defendant, testified lhat Mamie was with her in Haw- ley and at the West Texas Fair in Abilene all day Sepl. 11 and could not possibly have witnessed the shooting as he claimed. EVIDENCE produced before Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed Payn- lor rested the slate's case Fri- day morning had shown llial Willingham, 39, was shot three limes, but young Hatched said he could remember firing only twice and wasn't sure Ihe firsl shot struck Willingham. "Are you saying you didn't Sec DEFENDANT, Pg- 2A, Col. I Lost Jobs During Fuel Crisis, Brennan Says WASHINGTON (AP) La- bor Secretary Peter J. Cren- nan estimated Friday thai nearly jobs were lost as a result of fuel shortages bill predicted 3 subslanlral re- duction in unemployment once supplies return to normal. In a report lo Congress, Brennan said between and persons were thrown oul of work in Ihe five, months'of Ihe Arab oil embar- go as a direct result of U.S. energy shortages. Most.of Ihesc jobs were in service stations and the air- lines, he said. Hrcnnan said another workers lost their jobs in in- dustries indirectly affected by Hie oil cutoff. This was due, he said, to declines in consumer demand for products including antes, aircraft, boats and recreation- al vehicles, anrt for services including hotels and -amuse- ment. The nation's unemployment rate bottomed out at 4.6 per cent of Ihe work force in Octo- ber, but began rising after the flow of Mitlc-ast oil was cut, and rose to 5.2 per cent in January. It remained stable in February to Ihe surprise of most economics who predict- ed a further increase. Brcnnan's report noted a geographical shift in stales af- fected by energy-related lay- offs. In December, most lay- offs were conccnlralcd in New York, Indiana, Ohio ;md Kan- sas, largely in i u d u s t r i e supplying the auto industry. By February, he said the impact shifled lo olher Males, including Michigan, where auto industry layoffs hit hard- est. The secretary predicted that Hie impact of energy .short- ages will ease in Hie coining monlhs. Any negative impact, he said, will he due mainly lu higher fuel prices rallicr Hiati shortages. The search lor alternative energy sources and increased use of dorneslic fuels is ex- pected lo stimulate an in- crease in new jobs, he said. Brennan recommended quick congressional passage of the Job Security Assistance Act, which would extend job- less bcncfils; prompt action on appropriations for publi: service jobs, ,ind en.iclmeiil of proposals now before lo help develop new cneiyy resources. Brennan was required by Ihe Comprehensive Employ- ment and Training Act signed inlo law in December lo rc- porl (o Congress by M'.trcli 31 the impact of Hie energy shortage on jobs. Jury Indicts Eight In Kent State Probe By NEIL BIB'LKK Associated Press Wiilcr CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) Kiglit of the National niturds- men sent lo HieKent Slate University campus in .1970 were indieled Friday by a fed- oral grand jury on charges they violated the civil rights of 13 students who killed or wounded. Nearly four years alter Hie sludenls were gunned down during a springtime antiwar demonstration, the grand jury completed its 39-day invesiiga- lion and three days of secret deliberations by turning over to a federal judge Uie 590-word indiclnient against one present and seven fovnicr guardsmen.. Tlie defendants were charged with willfully assault- ing and intimidating; detnon- slralors on the Kent Stale campus by tiring in their direction and violal'ng their constitutional rights. Tlie 13- second hurst of gunfire on. May 4, 1970, from guardsmen perched atop a grassy knoll on the campus during the noon hour left, four students dead and nine wounded. Parents of three of the four dear! students expressed relief that the grand jury had taken action against the guardsmen. The maximum penally upon conviction is one-year impris- onment and a fine and, when deatli results from the action, as il did in four of the cases, any number of years in prison lip lo life. A Justice Department spokesman said the eight men would not be arrested, but. would be summoned to an ar- raignment at a later date. An Ohio National Guard spokes- man said the eight were all enlisted men Ijnf said he did not have access lo records giving their specific ranks. The indictment said all Ihe defendants were members ol the Ohio National Guard.at the time of the shootings. Tlie guard units were ordered lo Die campus on Way 2, JD7D, after student demonslralions against the U.S. military in- cursion into Cambodia had re- sulted in the burning of the Army Reserve Office Training Corps building. "I'm relieved because this may be Hie beginning of the end of a long road lo finally gel to Ihe said Arthur Krause of Pittsburgh. Pa., fa- Ihcr of Allison Krause. anoth- er of the dead students. "And I'm sorry because so many obstacles were put in our ualii by people like former Mtor- ney General John iMilchcll, who didn't .see any reason lo prosecute back in 1971." "I'm pleased that at long last there will be an account- ing before Ihe said Sar- ah Scheucr, of Youngstown, Ohio, mother of Sandy Lee Schcuer. one of the students who was killed. "All of Ihis lime we felt our son never did anything to be punished lor, let alone said Mis. Louis Sheroeder,