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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 11, 1974, Abilene, Texas Watt Abilene Sporterrattus "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron SIT! mill 3 STAR FINAL 83RD YEAR, NO. 328 PHONE 073-4271ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604. SATURDAY MORNING, MAY ll, 1974-FORTY PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Associated Prose (ZP) Woman Gets'Back-Handed^ Ford, Ziegler, Haig: Nixon Won't Resign Compliment: Loss of Job Bv CATHY WOLFF Associated Press Writer KOCK ISLAND, 111. (AP) -Peggy Hughes says she was not entirely displeased when International Harvester fired her from its shipping department. Company officials, she said, had concluded she was too pretty. “In a way, I felt sort of complimented,” said the blonde Miss Hughes, 28. “I never thought of myself as a pretty girl. I’m just an average looking woman.” Miss Hughes, about 5 foot 5 and MO pounds, worked for a month packing heavy machinery at $5.11 an hour in Harvester’s F a r rn a 11 plant here. She was fired March 15. “The personnel manager told me I would be reinstated when a new job opened up.” she said. But later, she said. th** general foreman told an official of Local 1390 of the United Auto Workers that she received “too much male attention.” The union failed to settle the f’isnute and the Rock Island Homan Relations Commission voted this week to take the ( ••ce to th'* Illinois Tair Fm-pio’-ment Practices Commission. Henrv Woods, an investigator for th'1 local commission. said company officials told him Miss Hughes had e‘»od work and attendance records but added that “male coworkers found her so attractive they were distracted from their normal duties.” Woods contended the firing violated sex discrimination laws. A Harvester spokesman said the company would have no comment. There were about IO women and 15-20 men in thedepartment. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Vice President Gerald R. Ford, after a private morning meeting with President Nixon, said Friday he does not believe Nixon will resign in the face of mounting criticism over his handling of Watergate. Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler was quoted as saying Nixon would not be driven out of office by “rumor, speculation. excessive charges or hypocrisy.” And Nixon's chief of staff, Alexander M. Haig Jr., said he didn’t see anything at present that would cause the President to leave office. The statements of the high administration officials came as Nixon’s support in Washington eroded slightly as some congressional Republicans called for him to resign rather than be impeached. Ziegler acknowledged in a statement to a newspaper that Washington was full of rumors Nixon would resign, but all administration officials denied them. Ford flew to Buffalo, NY., following his hour-long meeting with Nixon. He said in an afternoon news conference there that, during his talk with Nixon, there was no discussion about the possibility of the President’s resigning. He said. “I can infer from what he said that he has no intention of resigning.” The New York Times, in its Saturday editions, said Ziegler telephoned it Friday night and issued this statement: “The city of Washington is full of rumors. All that have been presented to me today are false, and the one that leads the list is the one that says President Nixon intends to resign. “His attitude is one of determination that he will not be driven out of office by rumor, speculation, excessive charges or hypocrisy. He is up to the battle, he intends to fight it. and he feels he has a personal e Evangelist Urges Prayers For Nixon, House Panel PEGGY HUGHES OF MOLINE. 'I never thought of myself as pretty . SP Wirephoto ILL. Miss Hughes conceded that sometimes her male coworkers would ask her !.ow? the y'l was going and lift something for her. “They wouldn’t even ask, they would just do it .I would say. ‘You better get back to your own job,”’ she said. Some of the men asked her out, but she said she always refused: “I just didn't see anv that I liked.” “I’m not women's lib.” said Miss Hughes, who also has worked as a forklift operator. “I'm proud to be a woman ... But I just think if you ha.e a point you should ght 'or it.” By GEORGE W. CORNELL AP Rellgioi Writer NEW YORK t APi - Evangelist Billy Graham said Friday that the Watergate affair has put America in a grave situation. He urged prayers that both the House Judiciary Committee and President Nixon will take the right steps. “We ought to pray for the country.” he said. “We ought to pray for the Judiciary Committee. that God will give it wisdom. We ought to pray for the President, that he will be given the wisdom to do what God wants him to do.” With the committee launching its impeachment inquiry Breck Youth Is State FFA Candidate Area 4 Delegates Make Selection at Banquet By J. T. SMITH Reporter-New s Farm Editor STEPHENVILLE—A well-kncw name in most agricultural circles in the Big Country at only 18. Joey Fambro of Breckenridge, was selected by the Area 4 Voting Delegation to represent them as their candidate for State FFA president during tho Area 4 FFA banquet at Tarleton State University Friday night. The state competition will be held July 12-14 at San Antonio. Fambro served as the 1973-74 Area 4 president and was on the state 4-H council. Fambro dominated the major livestock awards in steer competition in this year’s Stephens County Livestock Show exhibiting the Grand Champion on his birthday. The FFAer was also the Report ef-News Most T y p i c a I Cowboy of the Big Country in 1972. AT STATE Fambro will bi* representing the following districts which comprise Area 4: Abilene. Cross Timber, Wichita. Oil Belt and Coleman. A girl from the peanut country of Gustine, Debbie White 18. a senior at Gustine High. was chosen in the final vote as Sweetheart for Area 4. She will represent the area at state competition. Debbie plans to attend Texas Woman's University at Denton . Iii reply to how she fell in being selected to go to state, Debbie said. “I can't wait.'* Debbie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. White of Gust I n e, and her brother Ricky, 15. is a freshman Greenland in FFA. Debbie's closest competition was Sandra Whitfield of Crowell. who was first runner-up. Sandra represented the Wichita district. JAMIE HEMPHILL, green hand from Coleman, represented the Coleman distinct as sweetheart and Sheryl Greenway of Baird represented the Abilene district. Betty Gutierrez of O'Brien represented the Oil Belt. Bill Campbell of Dublin will be following in Fambro's footsteps as the Area 4 president for the 1974-75 year. Campbell is an active FFAer and a student at Dublin High School. A young man who had been chosen Chapter Green hand at the Kula FFA banquet last Friday night and who is also the Abilene District Green- See BANQUET, Pg. SA, Col. 2 and Nixon under new political pressures about his role, the evangelist said “the whole country is facing a very serious situation’’ in regard to its influence in the world. Events and problems move ahead “and the situation in Germany, Britain. France and elsewhere demand strong American leadership,” he said in a telephone interview from Phoenix. Ariz., where he is holding a week's crusade. Graham, a long-time friend of Nixon, said of the present circumstances facing the President: “I think irom knowing him. if he's the same man I used to know. I think he will put what's best for the country above everything else. I think he will look at it from the long view, the historical view, and do what he thinks best to protect the presidency and the country.” Graham paused, and added, “I hone that’s going to be his position. The Nixon I know has a great love of (ountry, a great dedication to it.” The evangelist said that, because of the heavy schedule of his crusade, in which he is p»enaring a new sermon for each night, he has not read the transcripts of White House conversations released bv President Nixon and won t comment in detail until lie does. However, in re ga d to the numerous “expletives” deleted from the text. Graham said: “It s not the language I ve ever heard him use. However, around me. most presidents have been very careful in their use of profanity. It's like when I go in a locker room, somebody says, *Shhh. here comes Billy ‘Graham.’ Most people’s talk around a clergyman is a little different.” However, he added, “The Lord is listening all the time. The Lord has got his tape recorder going from the time you’re bom until you die. He not only knows what you say, but your thoughts and intents And all these are going to be Sec GRAHAM. Pg. «A. Col. 8 responsibility to do so.” Haig said in an interview that “the only thing that would tempt resignation on the part of the President would be if h ethought that served the best interests of the American people.” He added: “At this juncture. I don’t see anything on the horizon which would meet that criteria.” He said he thinks Nixon shares this view “very strenuously.” The number of Republican senators calling on Nixon to resign rose to three Friday when Sen. Richard Schweikcr of Pennsylvania called a news conference and said he believed the President should quit because of what he called “the nowobvious moral corrosion destroying and debasing the presidency.” Sen. Edward Brooke of Massachusetts, like Schweiker a liberal, and Sen. James Buckley of New York. a conservative, had previously issued similar calls. The President also was faced with the defection of a number of traditionally Republican newspapers, such as the Chicago Tribune, which have called for his resignation rn’ impeachment in recent days. In Buffalo, Ford said the rapport between he and Nixon is “as good as always, and that has been excellent.” In answer to a question, Ford said: “There was no indication of any displeasure on the President's part in the role that I have played He indicated that perhaps I was working too hard.” and said Nixon had mentioned that he had been traveling quite a bit. In    side Today Youth Faces Hearing in Deaths Lawrence A. Strempe! Jr., described as a "nice quiet boy," faces a heannq May 20 to determine if he can stand trial as an adult in the deaths of two boys rn Houston. Pg. 4E. The chief of the Department of Public Safety says qovernment investigations of Hiahwoy Patrol hirmq practices are "more harassment than fair inquiry '' Pq. I B. Soviet Chess Prodigy Defeats Boris Spassky MOSCOW < AP) - Anatoly Karoov, the 23-year-old chess prodigy known as “the Soviet Bobby Fischer,” defeated Boris Spasskv on Friday* eliminating him from the world challengers’ competition. With tho llth-game victory over the former world champion. Karpov moved into the final round of the tournament to select the next challenger for the crown Fischer took from Spassky two years ago. His next opponent is Soviet grandmaster Viktor Korchnoi, who defeated former world champion Tigran Petrosian in Odessa to reach the finals. Karpov won the four games he needed to eliminate Spas-skv, the last Russian to hold the world championship, with unexpected ease. The match was scheduled to go to 20 games if necessary. Spassky, the pre-match favorite, won only one game. The rest were drawn. Observers compared Karpov’s achievement with Fischer's when the American crushed Spassky to win the world title. Soviet chess experts say Spassky never recovered from that loss, and he may be finished as a top-rank chess player. Under the coaching of Semyon Firman, Karpov has gained in strength and depth at each stage of the challengers’ tournament. He easily disposed of Soviet grandmaster Lev Polugayevsky in the quarterfinal round. The young Leningrader was rated the best chess player in his country last year. Soviet grandmasters say a Fiseher-Karpov duel would be electric. The Karpov-Korchnoi match is set for autumn, and che world championship duel nr 1975. In the last game of the semifinal. Karpov — playing white — offered Spassky the queen's gambit. It was declined and Spassky attempted to mount an attack on Karpov’s castled king's position. In doing so he created the kind of positional weakness Karpov has shown skin in exploiting. Sacrificing a bishop on the 27th move. Karpov played his queen and rook deep into Spassky’s defenses. In the process, he swept up three of Spassky's pawns and left the black king without protection. On the 35th move. Spasskv reached over and stopped the clock, signaling that he was conceding defeat. The terrible trio plaqumg the stock market, inflation, interest rates and impeachment, sent prices tumblmq on Wall Street. Pq. 7D. Mothers often turn their sons into male chauvinists and wives may become unhappy if their husbands conquer feelings of superiority over women, says a psychiatrist. Pg 2E "It's an awful lot of pressure, being rich like that. You meet such tacky people anyway,' says exconvict J. Alan Gokev, whose jet-set fling included buying a yacht with a bogus $4 million check. Pg 2A Amusements    31 Astrology    3£ Bridge    64 Church Newt ....... 4,SC ClassiTod    I.TF Comics    A,7C Editorials    4A Form    7,8F Markets    4,70 Obituaries    2B Oil      IC Soorts    1-SO TV Log    2E TV Scout    21 Women's News    3,4BRecords of Eastland JP, Jail Don't Agree By JIM HAGLUND Reporter-News Sunday Editor EASTLAND - Docket records of Eastland Justice of the Peace L. W. (Wells) Dalton concerning the- disposition of several cases in 1973 and jail records concerning the same cases do not agree. The Reporter-Nc-ws has confirmed through several sources that an investigation is being conducted into the office of Justice Dalton by the Tok as Department of Public Safety, the Eastland County sheriffs office and the district attorney. The investigation has not been completed. ALTHOUGH DINT. Atty. Emory C. Walton had no comment on the matter, indications are that a grand jury will be convened when the investigation is completed. Sheriff L. E. (Lefty) Sublett had no comment when asked about the investigation this week. Last week, however, he told The Reportcr-News, “In a manner of speaking, an investigation is underway, but it has not been completed.” Dalton, Precinct I justice, said this week he is “not worried” about the investigation. “I know’ my dockets have-been audited but there’s nothing unusual about that,” the well-dressed, retired Eastland businessman said. Saying that docket records are usually audited even' six months or* so, Dalton said. “I haven’t been notified about anything” as far as the investigation is concerned. He said he. has, however, retained Eastland attorney Bill Hart as legal representative. Dalton, wljose court gets the biggest amount of business of any of the five Eastland County justices of the peace, has been Precinct I justice since 1983. but was defeated Saturday in the Democratic primary in his bid for reelection. RESEARCH into Eastland County records this week by The Reporter-News shows that on two occasions persons listed in Justice Dalton’s dockets as having laid out fines in jail time did not spend enough time in jail, according to jail records, to have laid out the fines. Further, receipts kept by two of the persons involved show that the individuals paid amounts equal to their fines. But in neither case does the amount show up in the record of fines collected by Justice Dalton. Such records, kept monthly by the justice, are turned in each month to county auditor C. H. O'Brien. The first instance was in March 1973. Four men were anested, charged and convict ed of “theft under $3” on March IO in Justice Dalton's court in a case concerning a theft from Hillcrest Food Market in Eastland. The four, two of whom were listed as juveniles in jail records submitted by Sheriff Sublett to auditor O'Brien, included Sammy Herrera of Eastland. He and the other three were each listed as having laid out their fines in jail — not only in Justice Dalton’s docket record but also in the monthly report of criminal cases submitted to the auditor. THE FINES listed for all four individuals in Dalton s red docke4 book exceeded $50 in each case. At the standard rate of $5 deducted off the line per day in jail. the men would have to spend at least lo days in jail. But jail records show that all four were in jail only oil March IO. 1973. for one day. Herrera, who had a fine of $102.50 including court costs, says he spent only one day in jail. He also has a receipt for $102.50 bearing the signature *L NY. Dalton, J. P.’’ and the inscription “For Fine.” Records of collections for March 1973 show no fine from Herrera was collected by Dalton. In another ca.se in November 1973. three men from Eastland were arrested and convicted on a charge to “commit assault and batten.” The three, Ruben Gaeta Jr., Joe Herrera and Larry Bodes, laid out their fines in jail, records from Justice Dalton s dockets and the monthly report of criminal cases submitted to the county auditoi show. THE FINES for Herrera and Gaeta were listed as $32.50 each, Dalton’s dockei book shows, while Bodes’ fine was listed as $52.50. But ad three are listed as having See JPS, Pg. SA* I ol. I ;

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