Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas
THE "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD .EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 323 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, 30 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Preu By ELIJE RUCKED Taxed 'Sin1 Habits Benefit Government1 Q. Everybody universally condemns sin nut I just wonder what the national total revenue is from taxes on booze and cigarettes and what would happen to us if everybody quit (heir bad habits? A. BYom the astronomical figures, it ap- pears sin may be supporting the govern- ment. At leas! it's paying much of the taxes. In the 39 years of legal control over alcohol- ic beverages, total public revenue collected amounts to In 1972 (latest annual figures we have) totals of state, fed- eral and local revenue collected from the demon rum and booze in general amounted to well over million. ..'Cigarettes? In '71, our 50 states collected in sales and gross receipts taxes. Q. The parks board in a Fairly recent meeting voted to have no motorcycles In city parks. There's a sign (o that effect in some of the parks. Is this actually a law that can he enforced? I asked a policeman and he said just because the parks board passes a ruling doesn't mean it's an enforceable law. A. Asst. City Manager John Hatche! says Ihe parks board didn't outlaw motorcycles in the parks. He says as the law reads now, motorcycles are allowed only on roads, streets and parking areas maintained for vehicle travel. In other words, they can ride in trie park on the roadways but not on tlic grass, or in between picnic tables and swings, teeter totters and such. This section of the city code is in the process of being expanded. An amendment has been passed on the first reading outlaw- ing motorcycles in sire-am beds, creek beds and river beds of publicly owned property. Second reading is scheduled for May 9. Q. I've been trying for a long lime to buy a book called "Texas, The Lone Slar Stale" by Dr. Rupert Richardson which I understand is a basic college textbook. Have hunted, called and look- ed for the book to no avail. Can Action Line help? A. Ilardin-Simmons University campus bookstores can help. Dr. Hichardson, is President emeritus of the university and at least one olticr bookstore in loivn has (lie text in stock. It's not likely you'll be running across the first edition, which is a collec- tor's item, but the second and third editions shouldn't be that difficult to find. Q. For the lady with pill bugs in her garden, may I tell her how to catch them by the hundreds without using poi- son or a sprayer? I stumbled on (bis two weeks ago while converting a carport inlo a garage one night. I taped the whole nine foot width of the doors with masking tape, sticky side up. The next morning Ihe whole nine fool length of tape was covered with sow hugs stuck fast during the night. As you can see by (he sample I sent you, It really works. A. Ingenuity strikes again. Or accident maybe but whatever, it sure did work for you. Thanks for all !he sow bugs. Now we're right up there with the big boys our desk is bugged. We'll pass along your nifty idea to other readers who have lots of masking tape and too many roily pollies in the gar- den. Tape on the back porch or on a board in the garden should work as well. Q. Some of us In Mrs. Rebel Jackson's high school-English class arc wondering why Watergate has taken so long? What we mean is, if the President is guilty, why does it lake so long to prove It? A. Briefly, the House Judiciary Committee nas not been getting the materials from the White House it claims it needs as evidence for the President's innocence or guilt. The President claims he doesn't have to give the committee the materials they want, that some are a matter of executive privilege and furthermore that, they don't need all of the material anyway. So. it's at an impasse right now. Since impeachment is involved, Ihis fur- ther complicates things keep in mind lhal even simple criminal and civil cases are sometimes lied up for many months in court hearings and trials. Address questions to Action Line, hox 30, Abilene, Texas 7MM. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers If possible.____________ Freshman Has 2 'Bad Breaks' While. mos'r college stu- dents gre making big plans for- the summer, one Hard- in-Simmons freshman has _t_ a couple of bad breaks. Her story is on Pg. 1 B, Amusements Bridge SB Classified Comics Editorials' Horoscope J? Hospital Patients Obituaries Hughes Case Linked To Watergate Motive Winner Up Early 1' Despite the fact thafhe nomination for th.e'30 Lricl Saturday Falls, lawyer flay Farabee continued liis Sunday morning tradition of helping-his son Steven, 12, throw his paper route. Farabee, who also had a Wichita Falls paper route at age 12, won over Slate Rep. Charles Fiiiiiell of Holliday. (A.P Wire-photo) YORK investigators believe that the case of the two Hepub- lican "campaign contribu- lions" by billioniare Howard Hughes supplies the missing motive for the Watergate break-in, the Wall Street Jour- nal said today. The Journal said the investi- gators contend that former Ally. Gen. John N. Alifchcll "tampered with" a case in- volving the Dunes Hotel of Las Vegas "and that fear of discoyery of the. fads led to the Watergate break-in mis-. sibn" in 1972. Mitchell denies Ihis. The, Journal said that the money had been 'given by Hughes to Charles G. "Bebe" Rebozo, brie, of President Nix- on's closest friends, soon after favorable government action on Hughes' proposed purchase of the Dunes. Hughes never purchased the hotel. The paper said that Senate investigators now believe that Mitchell was afraid that Lawr- ence M. then the Democratic National chair- man, knew about the Dunes case and the Hughes donation because he had been a public relations consultant to the Hughes organization. O'Brien says he was unaware of the transactions. The Journal article, by Jcr- vy Lahdauer, said: "If this theerj' is correct, the bungled effort to photo- graph.. Democratic chairman Lawrence "O'Bfieh's' -papers and tap his.phpne jusl a 'stnpfdl as' (he'-Presi- rienl has said. It was motivat- ed at least in part by a dis- Plea Due for Galley to Stay Free By KATIinYN JOHNSON Associaled Press Writer COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) Attorneys for William L. Cal- ley Jr. plan to ask a federal court today lo allow Iheir cli- ent continued freedom under bond, a status being chal- lenged by the government. Government attorneys have asked (he court to revoke Cal- ley's bail on grounds it is un- precedented for a military prisoner to be granted bail. U.S. District Court Judge J. Itobcit Elliott'freed the 30- year-old former officer Feb. 27 on personal recognizance in lieu of bond. Illegal Nixon Aid Admitted To Your Good Health TV Seoul............ Women's News 6A 2-3 B WASHINGTON (AP) A Pennsylvania corporation, Lc- high Valley Cooperative Fann- ers, pleaded guilty today lo making an illegal conlri- bulion lo President Nixon's 1972 campaign. The cooperalive was fined by U.S. District Judge George. L. Hart Jr. The fine was tho maximum possible. Special Prosecutor Leon Ja- worski charged that Ihe contri- bution was made between April 19 and April 27, 1972, "in con- nection with llic aforesaid gen- eral elcclion and with primary elections, political conventions and caucuses hold ,to select candidates for the offices in violation of the United Stales code." Lehigh Valley is a dairy co- operative but nol one of the I h r e e giant cooperatives frequently menlionert. in con- nection with Ihe milk fund con- tributions and a raise in the dairy support price of 1971. Only the corporation, but no individual officer, was charged by the- prosecutor. The guilly plea was answered by .1 nines Rosenberg, an allor- ncy for I ho'firm. The cooperalive is hcadquar- lerctl in Allc.nlown, Pa., and 950 shippers in eastern Pcnnsylva- nlii. New .leiscy ami Maryland. Elliott-said that in 1969 a Supreme Court Justice freed on bond'Army Capt.; Howard Levy, who like Calley had been convicted by court-mar- tial and exhausted military appeals. Levy was convicted for refusing lo train Green Bc- rcls and medics. The Army dismissed Calley on Salurday after releasing a statement from President Nix- on saying he had decided upon review of Ihe case not to re- duce Callcy's sentence further. "I have reviewed .the record of the vs. Calley and have decided that no fur- Ihcr action by HID in this case is necessary or Nixon said- Nixon's decision upheld Army Secretary Howard II.- Callaway's April 16 reduction of Calley's senlence from 20 lo 10 years. One of Ihc former lieuleii- anl's attorneys, J Houston Gordon of Covinglon, Tenn., saitl he was "deeply disap- poinlcd in Ihc President's ac- tion." WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Wiolhir Scivlic (Weather MJP, fg. I-A) ABILENE AND VICINITY tlG-mile r.ufius) Fair end wormer Ifvougli Tuesday. Light and variable winds. High today IK lhc uppsr 70s, l.yw forctflhl near 55. High Tuesday in Ihe mid 60s. High ond fcr 1.1 hours rrding 9 a.m.: 70 and 47. Mini) and low same dale Icjt year: 84 ane M, Sunsel lasl right: sunrise fcdby: sunscl Icalghl: Cajle'y had. been .under house' arrest since his: March-1971 for: murdering ai'; least. 22 Vietnamese'.civilians at-Jfy Laj. Testimony :at. his coiirUmarlial showed hundreds of'civilians died as, Galley's platoon swept through .the hamlst on March '16, 1968. LI. Governor's Trial Date Set WASHINGTON. A date was set today for California Lt. Gov. Ed-Rei- necke on perjury charges stemming from the ITT: case. Tat- action by '.U.S. District Judge Barringlon Parker.', in- dicated the court will1 turn down pending motions by'Rei- necke to dismiss Ihe indictment or, failing that, to-move'.the trial to California. Rr.inecke, a leading con- tender for California's Republi- can gubernatorial nomination, indicted by a Watergate grand jury April 3 on three counts of lying before a Sennlc committee. Trial had been'set for May 13, but Tteinecke's lawyers asked for Ihe delay while Ihc change of' venue. motions and other matters were handled. R e i n e.c k e originally had pressed for a speedy Irial lo have Ihc matter settled before (he California primary elections June 4. Costly Bread Reports Debunked COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Housewives don't have to wor- ry about the price of bread soaring to a loaf, the U.S. Under Secretary of Agricul- ture says. It's just something dreamed up by the baking in- dustry. "There's plenty of wheat available, more than we can declared J. Phil Camp- bell. It's just (hat for the first time, the nation's bakers have had lo go out and find avail- able wheal, Campbell loltl The Associated Press Society of Ohio Saturday night. The gov- ernment has stopped keeping track of it, he said. maying discovery: that at the .time of the secret Milchell- D a n n e r negotiations, Mr. O'Brien was a public relations consultant to the Hughes en- terprise and hence could have learned (he says he didn't) not only about the Dunes case hut also about Mr. Banner's deliv- ery of the contri- butions to Mr. Rebozo." Richard Danner, a Hughes executive, testified Friday in Los Angeles in a suit involving two faclions of the Hughes or- ganization that he gave Rebo- zo the in 1970 in two installments..of each. But Banner said the money .was to be used for Republican congressional candidates, not Nixon's 1972 reelection cam- paign, the Journal said Danner and Mitchell met prior to the contribution to discuss Hughes' acquisition of the Dunes and the antitrust as- liccls involved. Asst. Atty. Gen. Richard McLaren, then head of the Justice Depart- ment's antitrust division, had. already informed Mitchell that the purchase would violate the government's merger guide-: lilies, Ihe paper said. The Journal said lhal soon" after Banner's meeting with-' Mitchell, Hughes got "a high-' level go ahead." Fair Weather Forecast Follows Weekend Rain By JOEDACY II Reporter-News SUff Writer Cool, crisp mornings and bright, warm days attend Mon- day's National Weather Service prediction of "a couple of days of nice forecasters said.' Forecaster Jerry O'Bryant said the Abilene area is under the residual effects of a cold front which passed through the area over the weekend, drop- ping inch of rain. But for at least, a'few days, as the sun gradually warms up.the col air mass left-in the the weekend front, fair weather should prevail, O'Bryanl said.; official rain-accu- mulation was .40. Sunday's was .ID, he said, which gives Abilene a yearly total of 5.63 inches, still .52 short, of normal. O'Bryant said -not. even the Weather Service computer in Washington, D.C., could find cause for predicting Abilene's next chance at rainfall. :.A low :pressure system is de- veloping in 'the upper levels of the atmosphere over Southern California, he said, but whether Ihis "does or does not affect the area is "pure he added. Meanwhile, until the fair-skies condition warms things up, morning temperatures should be., a said. In granting Calley tempo- rary freedom, Elliott said he presented no threat to himself said Calley had been a- model pris- oner. Calley originally had been sentenced to life, but 'five months after his corwirlinn. the 3rd Army commander at Ft. McPherson, 'Ga., reduced that (o 20 'years! Callaway then reduced the sentence lo 10 years. Callaway's'aclion'madc Cal- ley eligible for parole in a few depending on whether the time he has been out since February counts to- ward the sentence. Army law- yers claim it docs not.- ABILENE' Municipal Airport .59 Total for Year Normal for Year-..'......6.15 1026 Cedar .............43 2041 Butternut .90 2318 River Oaks' Circle ....74 3936 State ........'.........80 Dyess' APE :58 ALBANY ANSON .40 AVOCA ..................90 BAIRD ...................35 BALLINGER BIGSPRING .............48 HLACKWELL.............60 BRECKENR1DGE BRADY .90 BROWN WOOD .30 CLYDE..................80 COLEMAN .50 COLORADO CITY .......BO COMANCKE .............30 CROSS PLAINS .25 DELEON ................70 DUBLIN .................38 EASTLAND ..............10 FUGRIFFIN ............1.50 GOLDTHWAITE. ........1.10 GORMAN HASKELL 1.01 'HAWLEY; .70 IIEHML'EIGH...........1.30 LUEDERS ...........L.i.'lO- MERKEL .60 MOHAN' .................I.BO MUNDAY................45 NOODLE ................1.10 NUGENT................1.00 PAINT CREEK .........1.00 RANGER ROCKDALE............1.20 ROTAN...............I. .50 RULE.................'..1.80 SANTA ANNA SEYMOUR..............2.21 SNYDER .................24 STAMFORD- ............1.30 SWEETWATER. .24 TUSCOLA ................50 WINTERS ................80 Syrian Missiles 4 Fighters BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Syrian ground to air mis- siles shot down four Israeli jet fighters today as tanks and artillery fighting raged on Ml. Ilcrmon arid Ihe 40-mile Golan Heights front, Ihe Syrian com- mand reported. A communique claiming the downing of three Israeli jcls during a 40-mimUe air raid on Syrian frontline positions, was Ihc second Syrian report of Is- raeli plane losses. An earlier Work Resumes on Constitution AUSTIN, Tc.x. (AP) Alter a month's recess for political campaigning, legislator-dele- gates lo the Texas Conslitii- lional Convention returned lo work today.for Iheir own powers and dulics as law- makers. Tkc convention was halfway through Ihe legislative article the hardest it voted to recess April.5. Convention President Price Daniel Jr. said he believed de- bate on Ihc legislative article anil llic problem-free, one- paragraph separation of pow- ers article would he-concluded by by the end of Ihis week. Thai would (hen open up two of Ihe convention's biggest cans of worms: the judiciary and general provisions arti- cles. includes the ques- [ion of whether Ihe voters or Ihe governor should choose appellate judges. It also con- tains numerous other techni- cal and structural provisions lhat will be examined in detail by the convention's lawyer majority. One. lawyer-legislator' said Ilicre would be trouble over the "unified judiciary" pro- posal, which would increase Ihc use of oul of when a court's docket gels loo crowded. Cases also could be transferred to speed up trial. "Lawyers ilon't want lo work to elect a judge and pat him on Ihe back and then try their cases before the lawmaker said. Wliat maiy believe to be the convention's biggest problem of all is in the general provi- sions article. Labor leaders say they will oppose the entire constitution if Ihe so called "right to work" 'Jssue is sub- milled to the voters, either as parl of Ihe basic document or as a separate item. Daniel is giving a lot of Ihouahl to.make or break question concerning submis- sion of the new constitution lo the voters. How do you inform them of its contents? He said the resolution that actually submits the constitution would specify how publication should be carried out. Money is no problem, since the existing constitution pro- vides for automatic stale fund- ing, without a special appro- priation, for publication of proposals to revise the state's compact with ils people. Possibilities under consirter- lion includes newspaper sup- plements or delivery by mail lo each home in Texas, he said. claim lhal antiaircraft mis- siles had brought down a re- connaissance plane over Ml. llermon was denied by Ihe Is- raelis. The -foot mountain dominates the Golan plateau and is heavily contested. After the Syrians issued a communique saying the plane had been "seen exploding in Ihe Israeli military command in Tel Aviv stated: "There has been no air ac- tivity today and no Israeli casualties." The later communique re- porting ihrce more planes down said "all three enemy planes were seen crashing in names" slightly west of the cease-fire line in Israeli occu- pied territory. The 56-day-old hostilities showed no sign of lel-up de- spite word leaked by United States officials traveling on Ihe plane of Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger three days ago that Syria and Israel have agreed to slow down the Golan fighting. The Syrian communique broadcast from Damascus de- clared, "Our tanks and anil- lank missiles arc engaged with enemy lank forces and are inflicting heavy losses on the enemy in all three of Ihc front."