Low Resolution Image: Become a member to access this full resolution image at 375% higher quality.

OCR Text

Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - May 26, 1974, Abilene, Texas ®fje    Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 343 PHONE 673-4^71    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    79604,    SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 26, 1974-SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS    25c    SUNDAY    -fie    Sate    Sale.    Tm Barnes Believes He Was 'Political Lynch' Target .    .    Staff Phata by KoMiaryn Doff BEN BARNES. BROWNWOOD BUSINESSMAN ... behind him, photos of John Connelly, Lyndon B. Johnson Demise of Demo Leaders 'Deliberately' Planned, He Says that would be key ones in the 72 election and deliberately set out to bring about the political demise of their Democratic leaders — and it worked,” Barnes said. During a daylong interview he granted The Reporter-News, Barnes also revealed: • A report he received of a ‘•map-marking,” an episode told Barnes by one of the par-11 c i p a n t s, in which John Mitchell and H. R. Haldeman marked intended “victims” in various states. Across Texas they wrote the word ‘Barnes.” • A 1970 prediction made to a reporter, a friend of Barnes. by Will Wilson, former Texas attorney general who turned Republican and was an assistant U.S. attorney general, that “we are going to get Barnes.” • The months of investigations — without any findings of w rong-doings — of Barnes’ personal and business dealings, “every loan I ever made, every stock transaction.. .investigation of all my family and business associates.. .why, they turned poor old Herman Bennett (Barnes’ longtime benefactor and now business partner' See BARNES. Pg. HA, Col. 6 By KATHARYN DUFF Reporter-News Assistant Editor BROWNWOOD - The “Watergate thing,” which he describes as “use of government investigative powers deliberately to destroy political opponents,” began long before the break-in at National Democratic Headquarters in June 1972, Ben Barnes believes. Barnes points to himself as one victim of “destructive political techniques against those you see as ‘enemies,’ techniques which are totally against the American way.” He cites personal experience — and sworn testimony — to support his belief he was one of a half-dozen Democratic “comers” in key states who are marked for “political lynching” in late 1969 and in 1970 by the White House inner circle planning President Nix- 'The Watergate Thing' First of a series DUFF on's reelection campaign. “WHY, JUST look at the testimony Julian Zimmerman (Sen. John Tower’s campaign finance chairman! gave in Waggoner Carr’s trial,” Barnes said. “He said under oath that he and John Tower went to John Mitchell, then the attorney general, back in 1970 about the serious effect my campaign for the Senate could have on the 1972 presidential race — they had a poll that showed me running well ahead of Tower, and they were worried. “And John Mitchell, Zimmerman testified, told them not to worry about Barnes, lhat ‘an investigation going on in Texas is going to wipe out all Democrats.’ ” That investigation eventually resulted in the Sharpstown scandal. Barnes was tied to that only by “T*umors and leaks” which he thinks were premediated and which cost him dearly. He believes that Watergate revelations, i n c I u d i n g the White House transcripts, prove that government agencies were used by the Nixon Administration for purely political purposes — and successfully, for a time. “I think they looked over the nation.. .at Mandell in .Maryland, Fold in Kentucky, at me.. .I think they looked at Florida and some other states Nixon Plans Middle East Visit in 'Near Future' KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) —President Nixon will visit the Middle East “at some point in the near future ” a White House spokesman said Saturday. The statement by presidential Press Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler came as Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger pressed ahead with his efforts to negotiate a separation of Israeli and Syrian forces. Ziegler said “nothing Is firm” on precisely when Nixon will travel to the Middle East and “there are a number of possibilities the President has been asked to consider.” At one point in a news briefing, Ziegler said there is “a distinct possibility tile President will be visiting the Middle East in the near future.” but later in the briefing he said flatly: “The President will visit the Middle East at some point in the near future.” This was taken as a solid indication that Nixon is planning to visit Israel. Egypt. Syria and perhaps other Mid die East countries before he journeys to Moscow in late June for summit talks with Soviet leaders. But senior officials cautioned that a final decision had not been made on the timing of a Middle East trip. Ziegler said in response to questions that “we have not finally set the date” for the Kremlin .summit but that “I think the trip will take place about the 24th (of June!.” The presidentiaI spokesman reported Nixon was continuing to exchange cables with Kissinger. who is shuttling between Israel and Syria in an effort to work out final details Wilson Pledges Firm Stand Against Strike in Ireland But he asserted: “The^e fears are groundless. They are tieing deliberately fostered by people in search of power.” The aim of the strike leaders, he said, is “to set up a sectarian and undemocratic state from which one-third of the people (Roman Catholics* will be excluded.” Wilson said the government’s duty is to “ensure that minorities are protected, that those in greatest need are bellied, that essential services are maintained.” Brian Faulkner. Northern Ireland’s chief executive, urged in a broadcast after Wilson’s speech that the strikers go back to work. He noted Protestant fears of a union with the Irish Republic and said: “If I thought tor one moment that we were being forced into, or even forced towards, a united Ireland, I would be adding my voice to the protest.” Inside Todoy 17 Years Ago: The Worst Flood Wrong Cycle Turn Becomes Wild Mexican Goose Chase LONDON (AP* - Prime Minister Harold Wilson pledged Saturday that his government would stand firm in the face of an 11-day-old genera! strike by militant Protestants that has brought life in Northern Ireland close to a standstill. Hut Wilson made no reference to press reports that he would use troops to maintain fuel supplies in the province. Nor did he disclose any other measures to resolve the strike. In a nationwide television broadcast, Wilson said he was determined not to negotiate w ith the strike leaders, whom he described as “non-elected, self-appointed people who are systematically breaking the law and intimidating the people of Northern Ireland.” The Ulster Workers Council, a militant Protestant group, threatened earlier to impose an immediate power blackout if British soldiers were called in to break the strike. The strike has idled about half the p r o v i n c e’s 250.-000-member work force. The strikers are demanding new elections in the provincial assembly and rejection of an agreement aimed at binding Protestant-dominated Northern Ireland to the Irish republic, which is 95 per cent Roman Catholic. In Belfast, the Ulster Workers Council predicted its supporters would “simply turn up their noses” at Wilsons speech. “Our strike has grown with every statement he has made,” a spokesman said. “If he does try to move the troops in to man essential services, every Protestant worker will walk straight out —and without our know-how the army will just wreck the place.” Wilson said recent measures to secure better relations between the two parts of Ireland provided hope for the future and he stressed: “We are not going to see that set aside by thugs and bullies.” The prime minister said many northern Protestants were worried lest their religious and political beliefs become submerged in a union with the predominantly Ru-l man Catholic Irish Republic. Abilene has had many bad floods in its history, but one of the worst was 17 years ago this weekend. Pg. 17A. John S. D. Eisenhower, son of a President and fatherinlaw of a President's daughter, is between books — and Presidents. Pg. 21 A. Democrats return to the polls next Saturday for the second primary election. There's a full report as well as an analysis of the race for the nomination for the 61st District House seat between Rep. Elmer Martin and Mike Young. Pg. 4B. Abilene Events Calendar 3B Amusements    1-31 Austin Notebook    SA Berry's World      4A Big Country Calendar  2B Books ................ 3B Bride*      2B Business News ........ 24A Classified.........7-MC Crossword Fusslo    4B Editorials      4A Form News ......... 15C Horoscope      4B Hospital Patients    6    A Jumble Puzzla .. . .    25A Markets    22-24A Obituaries    3    A Oil    24    A Plotter Chatter    IB Settinq the Seen*    IB Sports    I-6, MC Texos    20A This Week In West Tetos 19A Today in History    9A To Your Good Health    24A TV Tab    I    ME Women's News . .    I-MO of a disengagement agreement. Ziegler said Kissinger would remain in the Middle East “throughout the weekend’’ but did not give a specific time for his return to the United States. “We are hopeful he will be successful,” Ziegler said of Kissinger’s shuttle diplomacy. OneUFO Mystery Unsolved GRAPEVINE, Tex. (.AP) -Fred Ford has solved every unidentified flying object msy-tery which has struck the new Dallas-Fort Worth Airport except one. A rash of sightings at the $700 million installation caused Ford, the airport operations director, to set an elab- S A\ DIEGO. Calif Pi -On the inhospitable Baja California peninsula, just keeping ahead of would-be re«cuers, 46-year-old Fred Mundv was stubbornly stumbling his way toward civilization Saturday, officials said. After apparently taking a wrong turn in a motorcycle race a week ago, the druggist from Riverside, Calif., has been afoot in the wild northwestern Mexican terrain. “We know we’re following hun, but it goes on and on.” said a search coordinator in San Diego, about IOO miles north. The searchers were using a U.S. Navy helicopter to provide aerial spotting and supply support for more than 40 trackers on foot. “He’s strong, a good hiker •md an outdoorsman,” said Dr. Irving Omphroy, a Riverside physician, explaining how Mundy could stay ahead of his pursuers. Apparently, searchers say, Mundy was trying to reach the paved highway near the Gulf of California, a large body of water between Baja California and the Mexican mainland. Hut searchers say he may lie 38 to 40 miles away in a mountain range, with peaks nearing 10.000 feet, in the pine-dotted center of the peninsula. His motorcycle, with an SOS written rn the sand, was found in an area about midway between the gulf and the Pacific Ocean. There was no explanation why he would head east rather than west. Temperatures are ranging over IOO degrees, even at high altitudes, officials said, and there is little water available at this time of year. Friday, searchers found that a barrel cactus had been broken open, apparently for its water, on the man’s trail. Mundys footprints have been seen in the sand. Searchers said Mundy had gone “maybe 60 miles.” but not in a straight line, since lie left his cycle. The Baja sands are popular for off-road racers. orate trap for possible visitors from outer space. He spotted radio cars about the field and himself took station in a wooded area. Each time the men saw what residents reported—colored lights or rotating beacons hovering in the sky—the control tower would be queried. Turned out that each time the Unidentified Flying objects were seen. a Metrofhght Airlines’ special deHavilland Twin Otter plane was taking off or landing as it commuted to Dallas’. Love Field. Sometimes other planer were landing or taking off. The plane is a short takeoff and landing plane. “From our vantage point.” said Ford, “the manner in which these aircraft took off sharply and descended abruptly duplicated the reported movement of UFOS.” The one case he can’t solve. Ford said it was reported about IO davs ago. It involved jive members of three families who related how they watched a glowing object take off from near the airport’s boundary, hover over a wooded area and shine a spotlight on them. Kissinger Closer Than Eyer To Syrian-lsraeli Agreement JERUSALEM (AP) - Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger appeared to be closer than ever to a final Synan-Is-raeli disengagement agreement following five hours of talks Saturday with Syrian President Haiez Assad in Damascus. Kissinger flew back to Israel late Saturday night and said he would return to Damascus on Sunday. He left two aides there working on what Syrian sources said they believe is the text of a final pact separating the opposing armies in the Golan Heights. The secretary had planned ♦rn conferring with the Israeli negotiating team Saturday night, but tile meeting was called off at the last minute because most ol the negotiators were attending a Labor party gathering at which Premier-designate Yit/hak Rabid was try mg to hammer out his new slate of cabinet ministers. \ senior American official -aid Kissinger had moved Israel and Syria “quite close ’ to an agreement limiting military forces in the border area but was unable to close the gap between the two sides completely. Officials had predicted before Saturday’s lith session with Assad that the secretary would make another visit to the Syrian capital during h*s current peace mission only if a rettlement was reached. Kissinger told newsmen tie-fore his jet took off from Damascus: We continued our detailed examination of various elements of a disengagement agreement. Two of my associates. Mr. Carlyle Maw and Mr Alfred Atherton, staved l>ehind to work on the preparation of some baste docu- Whot's in a Name? Take Mac Aroni, Add Tootsie Roll... ... and Lily Floweryvine Virgin Mary Caroline and Kekpaluliionapalihauuliuloke loolou JACKSONVILLE, FLA (API — It’s not for every Tom, Dick and Harry. Ifs more for people like Full Dress Coat, Sky Rocket and Sports Model Higginbotham. What it is, is a list compiled by Everett Williams, director of the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics. On the list are the 150 most unusual names he's encountered in his 34 years with the bureau. There is Tootsie Roll, Curlee Bush. Emancipation Proclamation eggshell, Candy Box and End of the Line. Cherry Dacquiri, Strange Odor, Cigar Stubbs and Betty Burp are among Williams’ records, along with Starlight Cauliflower Shaw, Pansy Flowers Greenwood and Mac Aroni. Williams says he has record ed names for twins such as Pete and Repeat, Early arni Curly, A.C. and D.C. and Bigamy and Larceny. The longest names he has ever encountered are Gospel Lilly Floweryvine Virgin Mary Lord Caroline and Kekpaluu* liionapalihauuliuliokelooluu David Kaapuavvaokamc-hamelia Jr., “Kekoa” for short. Williams, who savs lie com piled the list to “help interject a little humor Into our office.” said some parents must have a sense of humor — or a grudge against their child — to have come up with some of the names given offspring. He says the most unusual name he has come across was that of :,s Jameson, written as a fraction rather than spelled out. Ile said he was so intrigued that he called the parents to find out about the name and was told the baby had been named after someone in politics that impressed the family. “Apparently, •s» has been very successful.” Williams said of the politician. “His name stands out on voting ballots.” rnents. and I will return tomorrow to discuss further details with President Assad Earlier, a senior American official said Kissinger would return home by Monday night whether or not he achieved a troop separation in the Golan Heights. By then he will have been away from his desk 30 days trying to end the fighting and separate the Syrian and Israeli armies. In Key Biscayne. Ha. a White House spokesman said President Nixon would visit the Middle East “at some point in the near future.” but there was no immediate indication whether tile trip would Im* linked iii some way with Kissinger’s current mission. Iii Jerusalem, a .senior government official said a Middle East visit by Nixon could augur well for “a successful conclusion of the disengagement talks.” The senior U.S. official with Kissinger said the secretary had not yet formally presented a U.S. proposal to the two sides regarding a thinning out of their forces in the (Tolan Heights.Man Killed DALLAS (AP! Police said a man waiting for a bus early Saturday was shot to death bv a pair of teen-aget s who tried to rob the elderly v let un. The man’s name was not learned at once Police said the victim wa* shot at close range by a 17-vear-old girl and a 16-vear-old boy. both of whom were arrested a short while later. -4-1 ;

Clippings and Obituaries for the Abilene Reporter News