Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - May 20, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OR SKETCH YOUR WORLD: EXACTLY AS IT 83RD YEAR, NO. 337 :PHONE 673-4271 ,1 TEjXAg; 79604, MQNDAY EVENING, MAY 20, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Auocialed Prew (fl issMBiiiiBSMSBiffi Bottled Note KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) _: Walking "on "a deserted beach In Presi- dent Nixon found; a green- tinged bottle washed ashore amid the seaweed, carrying a message, inside.; It; had tp be broken open to get.: at-.the somewhat water- logged note that read: "I'm aboard the U.S.S. Guahi.'I have a watch. I had nothing to I'm writing you if you find it, please write to this address and tell them you-found this message from their grandson." The' White House checked out the letter from Larry Me- 'livier after the President found it on his weekend beach stroil C. G. Robert a. visit to Grand Cay in IheV.Bji-.-.. ha'mas arid '.found" the1 young- man was with a Navy. h'eUcppfeisiqiiaik ron and had Guam being transported 'trbni Norfolk, post at Jacksonville, FJaV5 Then Siinday. night -i Wliicli happened to Forces Day the President' made 'a t e 1 e p h o n e call to Lurry's grandfather William L Sta pies of Havertown, whose name and address were.'on the message that was date'd March 23 almost two months ago; .v [xonjtpld .abpulifimling .the.. ejsagepa nil according; 16' a House iispokesmih, a Somewhat staiilea grandfather said': of his rne'ss'age-writing Mi-'- jfe'i .He didn't 'do anything wrong did The assured Staples ttiat .nation's .rnander-jn-chief didn't ui- and Nixon said he of the Navy arid; all'the men .who serve, in i i While House-spokesman' r llated. wished Staples well and t Id him'to ..inform' his grand- s n'Larry note had been found. By WILLIAM SAUL Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) Pa- tricia Hearst, the solt-spoken coed1 who screamed --'lei me go" as she was violently kid- naped 3i4 months ago, was hunted today by hundreds of lawmen as and .ex-, tremely dangerous" member of Hie terrorist group which abducted her. With six of.Miss Hearst's al- leged captors .dead after a se- ries of weekend development's in which the case began to break open, the FBI led a blitzing search in this city to- Kelaled stories, Vg. TA day for the remnants of the" nearly decimated Symbionese Liberation Army, and for Miss Hearst. The FBI said Sunday night it would charge Miss Hearst as ihe woman pumped automatic rille fire into a spoiling goods store on day, the "incident ,lhat trig- gered the army of lawmen into action as they began to close in on the SLA. The.FBI said-it' believes Miss Hearst, who 106 days ago was pursuing her art studies By EUJE RUCKEH Insurance Needed For Disaster Aid q. If I don't have flood insurance, I'm not eligible for federal disaster aid. But do I have to insure my house lor all the wirtn of iis contents or can I insure say ?58t of the contents and then be eligible for Hood disaster aid or must I Insure the for the full amount? A. Jerry Smith, director of city public works, is'under the impression it must be insured for the fuU.'amount.-He explained the federal government chose this method of subsidizing, property as all' alternative to federal disaster relief. When the law was written initially, if you .were eligible for flood insurance and did-not: have it, you wouldn't be eligible for federal disaster re- lief. There may have been recent amend- ments to the law, to be absolutely certain you could write Larry Rubenstein, Federal Insurance Administration, 7th St. SW, Washington D! C. 20410. Rubenstein is famil- iar with our situation in Abilene. Q. I've always" diriiped my coffee. groBnds down the kltchew sink easier to rinse tot the.basket nnder Ihe faucet than pound It the garbage pall empty it. The piiunbing seems to be up okay no'clogged pipes or anything hat I was wondering wheth- er my castoff coffee might be brewing up (rouble for the city water system. A No our city water superintendent isn't worried'about it. The city water system can handle a relatively small amount of coffed grounds. That's what sewers are for for tossing in things people don't want around. Be sure to run enough water afterwards to wash it completely out of the line into the main to prevent clogging. Q. How do yen get perspiration odor (not stains) wit of luiIt clothes? They look clean but smell like they haven't been washed for months. Help! A. We know a. lady who uses a product that gets hog smell out of her husband's work clolhes; surely her product can cure a lillle sweat slink. -We've sent you the name of that commercial product, Or you might try County Agent Roberta Walters' sugges- tion of making a paste of powdered deter- gent and water, rubbing it into the clothes before you wash, then adding vinegar or ammonia to the rinse water. q. I've tried get a list of classical mnsic stations In Texas and the U.S. from the FCC and from the library. No lock. Any bright ideas about where I could get such a list? A. If there is one, Herbert Groskin, 310 Madison Avenue, New York City, will have 11. Drop him a note. If your radio is hooked up to the cable, you can. pick up Dallas classical music station WHR-FM. The sta- tion manager found a list of about 20 other classical stations in the country and we've mailed them to you. Others in Texas are Houston KLEF and San Antonio KFMN. Q. I'm being with newspa- pers and medical magazines. When can we take papers back the Coca-Cola place? Or Is there another place lake them? A. The re-cycling center at Ihe Coca-Cola fol folded for lack of adult Var- ious clubs sporadically collect papers for re-cycling, at the moment we know of one Girl Scout troop, led by Mrs. Sandra Sand- ers, who .can be reached at 67J-J308 after 5 p.m. Papers must be delivered to her; she's jiven up the idea of driving all over town collecting them. As a means of supplement- ing IJieir weekly allowances, four youngsters at 609 S. San Jose are also accepting papers Tor re-cycling. Only newspapers are accept- able, no magazines, and they must be deliv- ered to the collection points. Address qnesttona U Action Lbw, MX M, Abilene, Texas KtH. Names will be Med tat qnesliMK rant be itgned and HWrrsses given. Please lieUde UI- epfeMe numbers If puslMe. Millcrman Winner Awards Everytyti (Jooper High senior Larry-Norris was showered with awards Monday during ;th'fcXCHS--'aihlelic assembly. Norris.'the son ;0f Mr. and Mrs. Willia.ni Pr'uitt, 3118 S, i3th, received-Ihe 19W Millerman -Trophy as-the. schpol's outstanding atrijfele arid the Thorn McAn Award which goes each year to an outstanding scho- lar-athlete.' (Staff Photo jjy; Don Rlakley) By BILL ROBERTS Asst. Sports Editor Larry Norris, a senior All- State football player at Cooper High School, has been named inner of-the 1974 Millerman Award, presented each year to the outstanding athlete at the school. Norris, who also earned All- District honors in District 5-. AAAA for two years, was named the outstanding lineman in tiie district for 1973 and is to play in both the Oil Bowl game in Child- ress and the High School Coach- es Assn. All-Star Game in Hous- tonvthis year. He has signed a scholarship agreement with Baylor University. THE'.FUTURE Baylor Bear also- was presented with the Thorn McAii Award, ah award presented by company and Tlie Abilene Reporter-News sports; staff each year: as the outstanding scholar-athlete in Abilene. He'was also named to the -Athlete1'.; All- America team for '1973! Coaches followed from each sport, introducing team captains and the scholar-athletes to the assembly. They are Stack Mc- Collum Nathan Collie Clay Cockerel! (golf) Bill Mearse (baseball) and Luis Guerra All-District performers for each sport were" introduced. They included Norris, Scott Mid- tilebrooks and Willie Conway in football; David in. golf; Ijrrj' Bradford and lieggie Let- fall in basketball: Don Lawson, .Allen Lakatta, Steve Kennedy and Rusty Hamric in baseball; Eichard Frankb'n and Lisa Wat- kins in swimming; and Rick Tim Owens, Steve Hall, Ann Schroedcr and.Jana Hanks in tennis. Miss Watkins was also recog- nized as a member of .the All- Tfegional swim team and fin- ished seventh in the state meet. Special recognition was given to athletes lettering in two sports. Those honored were Lar- ry .Martindale, Bill Mearse, Chuck Nail, Scott Ritchoy and Trey Dean, football and base- ball; Dee Flamming and Phillip Byrom, football and track; and Frank Estes, basketball and track. Estes was qlso honored for having the best vault by a high See AWARD, Pg. 10A, Col. 8 and quietly planning a sum- mer wedding, to be part of what is left of her captors.. "Apparently site, has joined forces with (he William A. Sullivan, assistant director of tlic Los Angeles said ot the 2fryear-old newspa- "per heiress Sunday night, He" added: "She will be given-the op- portunity to surrender.- If she opens tire.on FBI agents or police, the lire will 'be re- turned." Police said.early today all unils were seeking a young white woman and two black men "considered: armed and dangerous arid may be -su's- peoted SLA riiembers" who .tried to offer "several hundred dollars" to a landlady if she would give them a room Sun-, day night. The woman as 18 to blue eyes, with a sawed-off shotgun on a sling concealed under her coal. Miss Hearst has .brown hair and brown eyes: The men were .described as'in" their 20s, one 6-foot-3 and the oilier 5- fool-4. Police" said when'tile land- lady refused to r e n t ,the room, she was slashed .at with erous knife. Her clothing was cut but she; was unharmed. Her assailants reportedly fled in a red and black Named in a. warrant charg- ing federal .firearms violations were Miss Hearst .and William and Emily Harris, a- husband and -wife-ill their late.20s.-The 'Harrises are white. Authori- ties said .they were the only .three persons still sought be- "cause of the.SLA, the small 'band, of terrorists who pushed their staled goal 61 revolution "after claiming Lp have kid- naped Miss Hearst on Feb. 4. H SLA connection with the. two-black men sought'early today, police .did'not give Six persons, including ac- k n o.w-ledg.ed SLA leader Cinque, are dead, victims of-a Friday night, shootpiit with an estimated 500 law ofticers'thal pasted more .hour..bc- fpre their hideout house burned. When-the'charred re- "riiains ot. all 'six finally .'identified by Sunday after- noon, .the dead included what was believed to be all (lie top leaders or the SLA, which now appeal's to have never num- .bcred more than a dozen. Rain May Fall Too Far North .Thft.best' chance, for, showers that the area has had in a long time may be in'store for the Abileire forecasters at 'Weather Service said Monday. -Hope's'.should'not. rise too high weatherman Darrell Crawford cautioned. Most rain set off by a weak..Pacific front is expected (p fail in the Texas Panhandle instead oT Abilene, he explained. PHOBABILJTV OF orecipila- tion ranges between 20 and 30 per cent Monday and Tuesday, he said.' Meanwhile, the area continues to be under the fanning.effect of an intense low pressure system 'centered over Colorado. TJie "low" is pushing warm southerly .air into the area at 15 to 25 mph and wind warnings are still in effect on area lakes. Because more clouds are ex- pected, Crawford said tempera- lures should be slightly cooler but only by a few degrees. 20 Years Given In By HARRY F. ROSENTHAL ;Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) A federal judge, saying the FBI "plays cat and mouse" with people it is investigating, to- day indicated he is considering dismissing one charge brought against former presidential aide- John D. Ehrlichman in the White House Plumbers Dismissal Eyed ;case. j, [U.S. District Judge Gerhard (resell1 raised the question Jin reference to a charge that Khrlicliman lied to the FBI his knowledge of the White House Plumbers unit's f lijyesligalibn Of the Pentagon Papers case. ;J IGeseil said .that an FBI New Rote Is NEW YORK First National Bank-'of nation's ninth largest cial today announced'it was raising its prime lending rate to a recocd 1 Mi'per cent from 11.40 per cent ;effectlve Tuesday. The rate tops the cent announced number of major comnTfercial banks, including ihe country's' Ihree largest, Ameri- ca, 'First National Cily' and' Chase Manhattan. Ch'auncey E. Schmidt, presl-. dent of the Chicago rank, said in making the announcement that lie expected' an easing "before In (he: prlnie rale, Y.' "If money market fates tinue to plateau, spell Ihe'end of the recent rate run- up, with the high water mark for the prime perhaps a.little under 12 per cent easing I'lhVreattcr." Sclimidl said. "In frany'levcnt', Hie money market to be. leveling o.it and if trend continues, Ve'-ca'n look for an casing bc- tfore Jong." >i( j-fhc prime rate is Ihe.rale libanks .charge their biggest corporate customers. not direclly tied to the "''fate's' charged for. consumer can signal those.rates as well.. rate: hit a prb- If) per cent lasl j-iniber'and was at a 1974 v of 8J4'.'pe'r' cent in March., has risen dramatically since at time'due.to what analysts as business mand, inflationary expecta- ins ,-ioncy" pfll- Reserve lard. Fed believes inflation (n be curbed by tight money d higher interest rales. memo summarizing Ihe inter- view with Ehrlichman did not make :'it- clear whether the agent asked Ehrlichman about the "Pentagon Papers .case" or, more specifically, about the break-in at the office of Daniel EHsberg's psychiatrist. Ehrlichman told the FBI more than a year had elapsed since he had seen papers re- lating to the Pentagon Papers investigation. Gesell said thai might have been correct if Khrlichman was referring to Ihe original case brought against Ellsberg. Ehrlichman and five others were indicted jury on March 7, 1974 on charges of conspiring to violate the civil rights of Dr. Louis Fielding, a Beverly Hills psychiatrist who had treated Ellsberg. The Plumbers unit allegedly engineered the break-in in an attempt lo put together a psy- chological profile of Ellsberg. Ellsberg was then under in- dictment on charges stem- ming from- the leak of the Pentagon Papers. INDEX Bridge Business Mirror 7A Clcssificd 5_9C Comics Editorials.............'.." 4A Horoscope............. 73 Hospital Patterns 3A Obituaries 2A Sporis ...............i.3C To Your Good Health 6A TV Log I0c TV Scout iQC Women's News 39 ft li addition, Ehrlichman was indicted on one count of lying to the FBI and Ihree counts of See JUDGE, Pg. 1BA, Col. 5 By ROY A, JONES ReporteMSens Stall Writejr: .A 20-year piison term was giv: en' Monday to..Ttila-Scott Jlar- endtj 42, .518. Syca- more, after she'admitted setting a fire which'killed Tfei illichai'd Palm-last. Mri.' Harendt -pjeaded'" guilty before 'Judge J. Neil Daniel to the second count of an indictment .which .charged her with murder iti the commission of a ON.MARCH. Harendt became the first person iii Tay- lor County to. be nameci. in a "capithr murder" charge under a new law: which again provides the death' penalty as possible punishment. A grand jury did not indict her for capital mur- der, however, but for the offense to which she pleaded guilty Jon day. Criminal Dist. Ally. Ed Payn- ter recommended the. 20-year term, after announcing lhal the stale would waive the enhance- ment, portion of. the indictment. Proving that Mrs. Ilarenill had been convicted of arson once before would have affecled only the minimum punishment, raising it from five to 13.years, he said. AIa.xim.uin for the of- fense, is life in prison. Judge Daniel gave Mrsi.llar- endt credit for the time she has spent in Taylor County Jaij since her arrest on March 5. Attorney Malcoin. Schnlz was anpoined lo represent her. Court records show that Mrs. Ilarendi.sei-vedra two year, pvis- 'pn terjrifibinTaylor ginning iii admitting setting fireL to 'her ex-husuauil's home and pickup truck. to stand and, nhe'Vcourt -.had .been examined at Big Spring Hospital, where doctors found her to sane tmi? of 1 lie offense and presentlj'.' fnvestigatnrs '.said, that'-Fob- bins was on the floor beside a Bed in (lie smoke-- filled .house. All .in the kitchen and .batnroom bad been turned on but w'cre.-hbt'lit, they said. Jn'a statement given investi- gators, Mrs. Harendt said she set fire to a paper sack, contain- ing seme of her clothing, in a and left the Chouse. Kob- bins was sitting on. the side of Hie bert at the time, she said. .Police said the hoiise was not heavily damaged iii'lhe original fire, but lhat after Robbins' body was removed, the house mysteriously was destroyed by fii'e a few hours 'later. State- ments by witnesses put Airs. Harendt in Ihe area at the time of the second fire, investigators said.-. Robbins' death was due lo smoke inhalation. Paynter ex- plained that the charge to which Mrs. Harendt pleaded, guilty.al- leged that the woman's intent was tp burn Robbins' home and that lie died as a result, not that she intended to kill him. State Aeronautics Chairman Found in Contempt of Court AUSTliV (AP) A stale dis- trict court judge found the chairman of the Texas Aero- nautics Commission in con- tempt of court today for (lie chairman's refusal to order a halt to lletroflight's commut- er plane service between Dal- las and Tyler-Longview. District Judge Charles ISniT U.S. DEPARTM1NTOP COMMERCE NW, n. ABILENE AND VICINITY Considerable morning cloudiness. Olhcr- partly and warm wllh t slight chance ol Tadoy through Tuesday. Souiherfy wfndj 15 to li mph. High today end Twsdov In upfwr 13s, tonight En the upper t's. Probability of roln vfl per cent today, 30 per cenl tonlghl and 30 per cent on Toestioy. Wind warnings continue In effect on area lafcts. TEMPERATURES i.m. H SO 90 11 Gt (1 7! 77 75 High ind 24 hsurs 4 High and law same doll (oil year: 92 end IA Sunrise today: sunset tonight: sunrlle loniarrov.L Rarcmeter readtrg at noon; 77.99 In. Hunildily al noon: 54 ptr unl. Mathen'S fined Rex Caiiblc of Denton J5CO and sentenced him to three days in Jail but suspended the penallics on Hie condition the commission take back Metroflight's temporary certificate lo operate tlic flights. A hearing for Sfelroflighl lo surrender the ceilificale was set for 2 p.m. today, and Mathews ordered the commis- sion lo reconsider Mclro- flisrlil's atiplicalion beginning Tuesday morning. Mathews called the con- lempt hearing at-lbe request of Texas International. The commission granted Mctrafliohl a temporary per- mit Monday, May 13. and flights began Ihe next day. A few hours later, Malhews is- sued the restraining orders sought', by Rio Airways anil Texas International. Rio had a competing appli- cation for the Dallas-Tyler- Longview service and wns turned down, and Tuesday's hearing presumably will re- consider Rio's application. Cauble testified that he felt be had to call a commission hearing in order lo comply with Judge Malhews' order lo cease ihe Melrotlights and liad been unable lo collect a quo- rum at once. But Judge .Malhews said, "II ig obvious to the court that no such meeting was necessary- It was a ministerial act thai i.lic (commission) director vrould hnye performed had il not been for the action of the chairman." Judge Matheivs also said, "f seriously doubt Ihe commis- sion had any authority to issue the temporary certificate" in Ihe first .place, "and I Ihink the aclion of the commission was void." A commissioner, lawyer David Wills of tesli- fied, however, he believed the commission was in a dilemma because of Ihe judge's tempo- ran' restraining order. He said he knew the commission must lionor the judge's order, hut he was concerned the commission could not: meet to do so without post i rig notice under the Open Mae.tlnis Acl. "Rut the only desire'any of us expressed was lo honor the court order and other laws governing Wilts said.