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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 16, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TCi FRIENDS1 OR-FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 333 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, MAY 16, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Associated Prea Won't Buckle, Says Interviewer By BLUE RUCKEB Duplicate House Legality 'Depends' Q. Can a builder build a second house In an addition exactly like one I had previously bought? UK mentioned when Me bought Dial he would not do so. The house Is quite distinctive and a second one will be noticeable to passersby. A. A lawyer says ir it was included as part of a written contract, you might have a leg to stand on but unless you have his promise in writing there isn't much hope. Ilave you talked to the builder about it? Q. Whatever happened lo the John Kirch Society? We heard so much about its activities for awhile then it com- pletely dropped out or sight. Has it dis- banded? A. No, in fact "we're stranger nationally than we've ever says Abilene Chap- ter Leader Dr. Irby Fox. "We have three chapters here, my chapter lias 17 or IB members which is just about right." Fox says the J13S lias several mcmters in Congress and its goal is lo have mem- bers in every congressional district. "We're just not doing anything splashy and haven't had the publicity we did have." The society has local radio and television shows and still brings in speakers from the American Opin- ion Speakers Bureau. Q. I'm trying lo [hid an instructor in transcendental meditation as taught by Maharlshi Mahesh Yogi. Is there one in Abilene or Austin? A The YWCA has a class in session now taught by Richard While, who's a qualified yoga teacher. He's a transcendentalisl bill does not include it in the group teaching but does include general meditation. The group meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at the YWCA. It will continue all summer so you can join anytime. Check with the Y for specifics. I called (he Abilene Chamber of Commerce about selling up some lours for the lilh, 7lh and 8111 graders in Al- bany unil was told (he chamber doesn't do "this. Inslcail they sent me. a hook costing listing various companies In Abilene. I made 22 phone calls which resulted In only four lours the'Dr. Pepper Mrs. Baird's, Bakery, Dress AFB and the Abilene Reporter- News. Even The. Reporter-News told me we couldn't come on Friday, (he day I requested, said we'd have to pick anolh- cr day. It got kind of monotonous making all those phone calls selling up the tours. There must be some way lo make ar- rangements without all Ihose phone calls Why can'l your Chamber of Com- mcrcc handle this for out-of-town school children? A Abilene Chamber of Commerce Manag- er lack Gresscll says the chamber hasn I assumed that particular responsibility be- cause businesses are constantly changing, moving and having scheduling problems (as you found out) and because in the past when- the chamber has attempted lo do GO some Proups either showed up later than sched- E or not at all and the chamber got ihc blame. Gressclt feels it would be even more iii- conieniemifyoubad.ode.lwi.ha man" If you specified a ceilam tiaic company couldn't take you that day, he'd hwe con'act you for an alternate aa R, can the con'pany Lack, then confirm the new dale with the schools. Gressetl says the chamber did fail in mat il didn't get vou the proper information. Yon have'been mailed a "Children's Guide" listing only those companies that offer lours and it sounds lo him as though you were sent the Manufacturer's Directory instead. f'Yom the Acliou Line desk we can assure vmi that not many groups are turned away at The Abilene lieportcr-News. Especially in (he snrine we have a steady stream of "icsts Boy Scouts, Girl Scouls, Brownie and Cub Scout troops, elementary and ju- rior high students from practically every school foreign students and groups of club women It's very likely that the Fnday you rcmieslcd was already booked solid. But we'll be looking for you and the Albany kids and welcome you when you do arrive for your tour. Address qncslions Aclion l.ine. Box 30 Abilene, Texas 7KW. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. I'lease Include tel- ephone numbers if possible._____________ WASHINGTON President Nixon says he has given long thought.to'the pos- sibility of resignation but has decided he will not quit UiU: nation's highest office "under any circumstances.''' Thief Takes Bike from JFK Jr. NKW YORK (AP) A lecn- agcd Central Park marauder wns sought Wednesday, after lie robbed John F. Kcnncdj Jr., of an expensive bicycle and a tennis racket. The 13- year-old son of the late presi- dent Is supposed lo be under ,'iccrel Service protection. Hjs strongest" vow to dale not to resign came'in an.intcr- view with conservative col- umnist James Kilpalrick, published -in today's .Washing- Ion Star-News. Nixon told, Kilpatrick he would not surrender, his otfice even temporarily to Vice Pres- ident Gerald, R. Ford under Ihe 25th Amendment. II Ihe-House of Representa- tives votes impeachment, Nix- on said he would accept lire Long Line of Lawmen Six-members the Abilene Police Department's newest academy, began Thursday morning, are inspected by Sgl. J. K. Hambright, left. They are, front to back, Ronald E. Harris, Larry J. Fry-mire, Mitchell R. Oil, James Lafosse, Edwin B. Grim Jr. and Billy Bob Shasv. (See related story and picture on Pg, 7-A) (Staff photo by John Best) verdict "with good grace" and then defend himself to the very end liefore the Senate. Nixon's release of edited transcripts, of private Water- gate conversations two weeks ago led to demands includ- ing some from leaders of his own party that he consider resigning. The House Judiciary Com- mitlce began hearing evidence on Nixon's'possible impeach-" ment last Thursday. The committee eventually will submit its recommenda- tions to the full House, which then would decide by majority vote whether Nixon should be impeached. If the House voles for im- peachmcnl, the Senate would then conduct a .trial on' the House charges, with a two- thirds vote needed for convic- tion and removal from office. Kilpatrick said that lie spent one how, 20 minutes with the President in his Oval Office Tuesday in a session he de- scribed as "more of a mono- logue than an interview." Besides pledging not to re- sign, Nixon made these disclo- sures: his 19GS campaign for the White House, "there was not only .surveillance by the Flil, but bugging by the FBI, and (J. Edgar) Hoover lold me that my plane in the last two weeks was bugged. of his Cabinet mem- bers except one then Treas- ury Secretary John Connally opposed his "loneliest deci- sion of all" to resume bomb- ing of the Hanoi Haiphong areas of North Vietnam in De; cember 1972. believes "we' had un choice" hut to make public the edited transcripts, and said he sees no reason to per- mit technicians to examine the tapes because "we've, already Several times in I h e word article distributed by the Washington Star Syndicate Inc. Kilpatrick quoted Nixon as rejecting calls for him to step down rather, than face impeachment process. "I would have to rule out resignation. And I would have lo rule but the rather fatuous suggestion that I take the 25lh Amendment and just step out and have Vice President Ford step in for a Nixon said. Ihe House should vote an impeachment, and we go to (rial by the Senate, of course I would follow that Nixon was quoled as saying. "Jt would be immensely time- consuming, but 1 could do il and I would do'it for reasons that are not what do you call il those of a toreador in the ring, trying to prove him- self, but I would do it because I have given'long'thought lo what is best for the country, our system of government and the Constitutional In giving the reasons for his decision not to resign, Nixon said that to do so would latal- ly weaken future presidents. "The United Stales holds Ihe key as to whether peace sur- to whether freedom .said. He said, "That demands a strong Uniled States strong .militarily, strong economical- ly, and strong in the character Waves of Israeli Jets Hit Lebanon B til HUT, Lebanon (AP) Israeli planes rocketed, bombed and strafed seven Pa- lestinian refugee camps and guerrilla bases in Lebanon to- day, the Defense ministry here announced. H said the attacks lasted Truckers Gather At Tye Terminal By JOE DACY II KepoiTcr-News Staff Writer Three Taylor County sheriff's deputies, more lhan a dozen truck drivers and three news men converged at I h c Abilene Truck Terminal near Tye at about a.m. Thursday, fol- lowing an unofficial report thai the truckers mighl blockade Ihe station. The truckers, however, at- tempted no blockade, and met peacefully. They issued no slnle- menl to newsmen, and left af- ter about 45 minules without in- cident. Deputy Jerry Davis said the officers were there lo observe "preventive maintenance pro- cedure." He said the officers would lake no action "as long as there arc no violations of tlie law." STATION MANAGKR Claude Jones also had no com- ment on Ihe situation, however, a Reporter-News slaff writer was inslniclcd lo leave his cam- era in Ihe pianagei's office. Jones said no attempt was made lo contact the I nickers as a group. "They are just one of Jones' employes said. Jones added that about five ol Ihe truckers asked for and re- ceived fuel. Davis said he had heard rumors of truck stoppages for about a week. The concern was apparently caused by a call for a nation- wide boycott by Overdrive Magazine, a call which the As- sociatcd Press said Thursday was largely ignored. INDEPENDENT truck driv- ers blockaded (he A b i 1 c n c Truck Terminal Feb. 2 as part of a nationwide prolest of in- creasing truck fuel prices and fixed freight rales. At Ihal lime Jones said, "We're going along wilh them on and supplied free cof- fee to the six striking trackers who ringed his station with their rigs. The protest a! Ihal lime in- cluded slops in Midland, Odes- sa, Colorado Cily, Big Spring and Swcclwatcr. The Thursday morning re- port of a possible blockade or meeting of' Ihe Iruckcrs was called in- from the Wylic Truck Terminal near Merkcl from a man who said he over- heard the truckers talking oh cilizens band radio equipment. The sheriff's deputies drnuk coffee as the truckers met clly in Hie truck slop's restau- rant, about 20 minutes. They" came less than 24 hours after, (he Arab terrorist attack in Maal- ot in northern Israel, which left 28 persons dead, including the three Palestinian lerror- isls. Another 70 were wound- ed.- A Defense Ministry commu- nique said a total of 3G Israeli jets look part, in the raids and "were forced lo flee by our antiaircraft fire." The communique said there was no immediate count of losses or casualties. Air raid sirens sounded in this capital cily and people ran for cover as Israeli jets streaked overhead. There were no reports of any attacks in Ihe immediate vicinity of Beirul. An Associated Press 'news- man reported from Sidon (hat waves of Israeli jets bombed, rocketed and strafed al Pales- tinian refugee camp near thai WEATHER U.5, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NPllwwl WNther Service (Weorhtr Map, Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (ID.mile radius) Clear lo parllv cloudy llm allernoop Ihroyqri Friday. Hoi cllcrnoons and warm laniQnl. Sdulncrly winds 15 lo ?5 mpri decreasing, tonight. Hiflh Inis af- ternoon and Friday In Ihe upper Ms. Low lonlnhl in Ihe low 70s. wind warnings ere In clfccl on area laXcs TEMPERATURES Wedimday p.m. Thursday a.m. city 25 miles south of Beirut. In Tel Aviv Ihe Israeli mili- tary command said Arab "ter- rorist positions" in south Lebanon wcic attacked. An Is- raeli Defense Ministry spokes- man was asked if the air slrikcs were In retaliation for the Arab guerrilla attack in Jlaalot Wednesday and he re- plied: "No, I don't think so. There is no reprisal for Ihe murder of 20 children." The refugee camp near Si- don is the biggest in Lebanon. It houses about refugees and another live in shantylowns around il. of its people, a people with a. sense of vision, hot.turning in- ward and tearing each-other. apart and not becoming soft. as they become rich. "But it also' whoever may be in Ibis a strong president. I will nev- er'leave this office in' a way which resigning would-be, or failing to fight impeachment, would be, that would make it more difficult for future presi- dents to make the tough deci- In the'session wilh Kilpa- trick, his first one-on-one meeting with a newsman sinco Saul Pert of The Associated'; Press interviewed him in Jan-: NIXON, Pg. 10A, Col. 1 Grand Jury Opens Pipe Ring Probe By ROY A. JONES H Reporter-News Staff Writer A 42nd District Court grand jurj' investigation into what law' enforcement officers have described, as an organzied pipe theft ring operating in several area counties got un- derway Thursday, but it ap- that all of the subpoe- naed witnesses were not pre- sent. A depuly district clerk had confirmed Wednesday, when news of the special grand'jury session first broke, that 2S persons had been subpoenaed to appear before the grand jury. As ot noon Thursday, 21 ap- parent witnesses were waiting outside the grand jury room and at least four of them were investigating'? f f i c e r s who .probably .were not subpoe- naed, but appeared voluntarily as part of their job. ONK" OF THEM, Texas Hanger Sid Merchant of Abi- that he was not subpoenaed. Dist. Clerk Irene Crawford, who- issued the subpoenaes, declined to release the names of tlie potential grand jury asking that she be allowed to consult the district judges first. Judge Don Lane of the 42nd court was presiding m Calla- han County, while IWfh Judge J. Neil Daniel w s in Anson Wednesday morning, she said. Grand jurors and witnesses before the grand jury are to secrecy and Mrs. Crawford said she was not sure of the legality of releas- ing names of subpoenaed wit- nesses. Sgt. Larry Faulks, head of the Special" Services Bureau, who helped head the inves- tigation! declined comment on how many indictments he thought grand jurors mighl re- turn. So did Criminal Disl. Ally. Ed Paynfer, who is pre- senting the information lo the grand jury. "I don't expect any (indict- ments) to returned this Faulks said, adding, "I really expect them two weeks from today.. .it's going lo take lhat long." Paynter had indicated Wednesday that the grand jury investigation would not be complete Ihis week, Inil would continue during Ihe Klcindicnst Pleads Guilty on 'Refusal' n E9 S3 81 1 -Co 5-.CO Hlori and lor 24 lioun ending f a.m.: 97 and 73. Hlflh and same rialfr losl vcar: I? and 4P. Sunrise today: lunsot lonlglil: sunrise Tomorrow: Barometer, rcodlnq al noon: 27.El. Mumlillly al noon: IT. By HARRY F. ROSENTHAI, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) For- mer Ally. Gen. Richard G. Klcindicnst pleaded guilty 10- day to a misdemeanor charge that lie refused to answer scn'.vlors' questions about talks he had ,vith President Nixon .-about the ITT antitrust case. Kleimlienst Ihe first attorney general or former attorney general ever lo be convicted of a crime, fac.es a jail sen- Iciicc of at least one monlh and a fine of at least Kleindienst Imd, admitted earlier Ihal he did not tell the Senate Judiciary Committee al his contirmation hearing in 1972 Ihal President Nixon or- dered him to drop his suit against Ihe giiint conglomer- ate. "1 was less than candid be- jury's four-month term 'of service. He did not say how .long the investigation .might take. IN ADDITION to Sgl. Faulks and Ranger" Merchant, other law enforcement, officers who were waiting to appear before the grand jury were Harold Eavenson. intelligence agent for the Department of Public Safely, and Bill Ross, a police identification officer. Faulks was the first witness to appear before grand -jurors when the secret session began shortly after 9 a.m. While Faulks was with grand jurois, .Ross was summoned into the room twice to re-Uiread two reels of 16-millimeter' Jiliii which had been carried into Set JURY. Pg. 7A. CM. I cause I viewed the President's order as ill-conceived, quickly retracted, in my opinion privi- Kleindienst snid in :i prepared statement after led court. "I was wrong in not having been more candid wilh the commitlee and I sincerely re- grcl he said. U.S. District Judge Cfeorge Hart Jr., promised to expe- dite sentencing and pointed out to the (ormer attorney general that he would be sen- tenced to a minimum of a month in jail and a MOO fine. Ttic judge could suspend th: sentence, however, in which case Kleindiensl would not ac- tually be imprisoned. The charge, brought by Spe- cial Prosecutor Jawor- See GUILTY, Pg. 3 Coming Home Two Dyess B52 bombers are aniong nine returning to the U.S. from temporary duty ,in Southeast 'Asia. The first aircraft returned early Thursday morning carry- ing a Dyess crew. The second aircraft is scheduled to return Friday morning. THE MOVE is part of the gradual reduclion of forces .in Thailand. A total of 18 B52 air- craft are involved. Nine aircraft left U-Tapao Airfield for Guam, while nine left Guam for the U.S. In addition to Dyess, B52s were flown to Carswell AFB al Fort Worth and Kelly AFB. at San Antonio, March AFB, .Cal- if.; and Barksdale AFB, La. The moves began Wednesday and are expected to be complet- ed Friday. Mercury Rises, Pools to Open Hot summer weather is ex- pected to coincide wilh "splash Saturday, the day several Abilene pools open for "busi- forecasters at the Nation- al Weather Service said Thurs- day. Temperatures are expected to soar inlo the 90s Thursday and Friday, 'and possibly said forecaster Tlie mercury hit 97 degrees Wednesday, although no records were broken. The highest tem- perature in May. 1973, was. 99 degrees on "May 19, Weather Service records show. The highest recorded tempera- ture for May was a 107 in 1M7, the highest in the 50 years kepi. Warm winds will accompany the rising mercury, Eck said, as gusts of 2o mph are expected. Wind warnings arc in effect on area lakes. NEWS INDEX Amusements 8A Bridge 4C Business Mirror 3A Business Moles 6-8C Classified 4-8O Comics 4B Editorials 4A Horoscope.............. 66 Hospital Pclienls 3A Obituaries 5B Sooris 1-3.8D To Your Good Hcallh...... 78 TV Lcq TV Seoul 8A, Women's News .'........2-3B ;