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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 4, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 139 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 4, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents By ELLIE RUCKER What's Right Time To Pick Pecans? Q. How can a person (ell when pe- cans are ready? When is (he right time to pick them? A. Pick them up when they fall to the ground, then you know for sure they're ready. Shaking the tres or knocking them wilh a broomstick just gives you sore muscles and green pecans. Our pecan ex- pert tells us the time to get out Hie broom- stick is alter the first frost. Till then, let 'em fall. Would you help me determine why I haven't received nij1 "Bob Lilly Cowboy Insider" "for (he last three weeks? I can't find out a (hing. The phone has been disconnected and I'm wondering what the slory is. A. So is the Dallas Cowboys office. It looks as if Ihe weekly gone out of business. The publication is not-owned in any way, shape or form by the "Cowboys or by Bob Lilly, though both approve of it and bolh are now wondering .what's hap- pened. Lilly draws a fee for use of his name. The Cowboys office has tried lo" contact (lie newsletter office but found, as you did, thnt the phones arc" disconnected and they've teen unable !o track down the owner. 0. Why are some nreclncl judges allowed lo take ballot boxes home overnight after an election when very clearly the law says Ihey are (o take the election ballot boxes (o Ihe court- house after all the ballots are count- ed? A. The law specifies election judges shall deliver the written returns of elec- tions lo the county judge of their respec- tive counties immediately afler all voles have been counted and tabulated and not later than 24 hours after closing the polls. 'Concerning ballots, (he law is similar lo lie returned to Ihe county clerk immedi- ately afler counting is completed and in no case laler than 24 hours. Since some election judges, in the past, did not complete countjng until rjuile laic and lived far away, for a good many years they have been allowed to turn in ballots the next day. Jn his initial instructions lo election judges, Judge Roy Skaggs specified boxes be returned between 8 and 5 o'clock on Nov. 6 (the day following the However, the election handbook carries an interpret alien of Ihis law by the Secre- lary of Stale which says as soon as the count is completed, at whatever hour, de- livery should made immediately to (lie proper officials. When Judge Skaggs was made aware of this interpretation, he sent a followup let- ter to election judges instructing them to bring in ballots and returns immediately after final counting of the ballots. "The eiTOr has been corrected; (he elec- tion boxes will be brought in immediately afler Skaggs said. Q. Wlten will the sequel lo "Billy Jack" be shown here? A. "The Trial of Billy Jack" wJiicli cai- lies on where the other left off should be in Abilene sometime in November. Re- member Billy Jack was carried off lo trial at the end of Ihe movie? This one lakes him through the trial. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 39, Abilene, Texas Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers it possible. Prosecutors Claim Hunt Memo Exists By MIKE SHANAIIAN Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) Prosecutors in the Watergate cover-up trial said today they will recall Watergate burglar E. Howard Hunt to Ihe witness stand because they have dis- covered that a memo he wrote five months after the Water- gale break-in still exists. The revelation prompted one defense attorney to move for .an immediate mistrial. Anoth- er declared, "I have now a cover-up within a cover-up." Assl. Special Prosecutor James F. Meal said existence of the memo, dated Nov. 14, 1972, was revealed to him over the weekend by William 0. Rittman, who was once Hunt's lawyer. Billman named an iinin- dicted co-cbnspiralor in Ihe Watergate cover-up by the same grand jury that indiclcd !he five defendants in Uie cov- er-up trial. Hunt had testified llial he and his wife had written 11 jr.emo detailing Hie back- ground of the Watergate break-in, including the in- volwaneht of White House offi- cials, at a lime when only sev- en lower-level men had been indicted and were to stand trial for flic crime. Hum quplcd Biltman as say- ing he read" the ientlanl Kenneth W, .Parkin- son, an allegation both Biltman and .Parkinson. Meal said that, until weekend, Uititnan also nied in grand jury testimony ar.d meetings with, the prose- cutors knowing that Hunt's .me mo "ever, existed. Parkinson's lawyer, Jacob Stein, said he. Is ,now faced with challenging credibili- ty of Bittinin and Hunt, .both, ol whom have-now-admitted lying to the grand jury. Stein asked lor a separate trial for his client, describing Bittmsn's role as a "cover-up w.il'ira coyer-lip." Keynoter for AID To Arrive Tonight Left Breathless Seven-year-old Ricky Reese of Honolulu, Hawaii, uses a hoop made from a wire coal hanger as he blows this enormous bubble. gels such good results -by using.commercial bubble soap to .which he has added a Jittle dish washing liquid. (AP Wirephoto) Reds Wont U.S. to Inflation Losses at Pay UN By GENE KRAMER Press Writer UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (AP) and the Soviet Dloc want the United Stales to -pay the United more (hari for .losses caused by inflation and deval-- ualioh of .the 'dollar. The General Assembly is de- bating a report showing that inflation will add million to the world organization's cosls this currency fluctuations will -add another million. -This is about onc-lciilh of the U.N. budget. Cuba has Introduced a reso- lution that says "losses experi- enced by organizations in the U.N. to inflation and currency changes "shall Election Day Work Day At Government Offices City, county and slate gov- ernment offices in Abilene will observe election day as "busi- ness as remaining open during regular business hours. Offices, however, will allow employes to take time off from their jobs to cast their ballots in the general election Tuesday. Despite a ruling from Texas Atty. Gen. John Hill last week saying that election day is a state holiday, slate agencies in Abilene will not lake the whole day off. Hill's ruling said lhat the de- cision to close or remain open would be left up to individual state agencies, and the ones contacted by the Reporter- News will be open Tuesday. Lt. Jack Crownover, speak- ing for the Dept. of Public said the department will operate both its driver's license "office and Highway Patrol. "fl'fi WILL BE opeii business all Lt. Crown- over, noted, "but we will, give our employes a. chancfl.to lake off from work long enough to vote." The same idea will apply to the Taylor County Courthouse, said 'County Judge Roy Skagg's. ;Monday morning that' court house of- fices will be open all day, hut lhat cpunly employes will be able lo leave their posts long enough to vote. City Hall, said City Manager- Fred Sandlin, will operate .on a full-time basis Tuesday, with workers being allowed to .vole in staggered shifts. Ire borne by Ihe developed- countvies- in which these or- ganizations- have their head- quarter s." Another Cuban resolution calls for the trans- fer of U.N. funds from Ameri- can banks to "currencies lhal are not in crisis." "Pure economic said one U.S. official. The first resolution applies mainly to the United-Stales, which is the site pi the main U.N- headquarters. The coun- ti-y with the next largest num- ber of U.N. offices is Switzer- landj which does not belong, lo the United Nations.' Cuba and its allies argued lhat the capitalist counlrics are solely to blame for infla- tion and currency changes. Cuban delegate Enrique Ser- rano also told the assembly's Budget Committee lhat the United States takes in up lo billion a year from spending by the Uniled Nalions and the delegations lo it, the U.N. pen- sion fund and development in- vestments, and rising real es- tale values. Soviet delegate Valentin K. Palaniarchuk said it was un- fair to burden all U.N. inem- .bcrs with losses from inflation created by capitalist nations. U.S. inflation was the cause of currepcy fluctuations, he add- ed. NEWS INDEX Amusements 56 Bridoe................. 4B Business Mirror........... 3A Clossified 4-8C Comics 7B Fditcriols 4A Horoscope.............. 48 Hospital Patients 28 Obiluaries............... 2A 'Sports 1-3C To Vour Good Heafth..... TV Leo................. 53 TV Scout 5B Women's News........... 3B Voting locations, Pg. IB Petar Petrov of Bulgaria said capitalist countries were lo blame for destroying Ihe former world exchange sys- tem and therefore they-should pay "an indemnity to the Unit- ed Nations." Poland and East Germany made similar speeches. Non Communist countries replied that the causes of in- flation and currency changes .could not he blamed on a small number of countries and that U.N. budget assessments are already geared to the member nations' ability In pay. Treasurer James In Hospital AUSTIN (AP) _ Stale Treasurer'Jesse James was in an this morn- ing but authorities said he was due lo.be "discharged at some lime during the day. James, a Democrat seeking re-election, entered Seton hos- pital last week suffering from what his family said were complications from a bad cold. Sunday inight the hospital hospitaliza- tion although Mrs. James said her husband had never been in the hospital. Mrs. James told The Asso- ciated Press Sunday night from her home that her hus- band "jus( had a bad cold. He is home now and he's had a touch of walking pneumonia." James, who recently cele- brated his 70th birthday, is up for rc-cleeiion Tuesday. Dr. kennel h MeKarlaml, keynote sneaker (or the kick- off luncheon Tuesday of Busi- ness Alliance for Intercollege Development, will arrive at Abilene Municipal Airport at p.m. Monday. Sam Ogletrce, 197-4-75 Busi- ness AID chairman, said Dr. McFarland will speak at noon Tuesday in the Civic Center to hundreds of persons at the luncheon, which will be hosted by Hie city's three colleges. The luncheon is to recognize donors to the colleges and Business AID workers. DR. McFAKLAND has been cited by the Freedoms Foun- dation president as "the great- est speaker in the Uniled Slates." The Foundation presi- dent, Kenneth Wells, made the statement during a recent in- troduction of Dr. McFarlaiul, who lives inTopeka, Kan. Business AID lias raised more than one million dollars for Abilene Christian College, Ilardin-Simnions University and McMurry College in it's 10-year history. Tuesday's luncheon will for- WEATHER U.S.-DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE NallcriD] Weather Service fWeother Map, Pg. 2B) ABILEIJE AND VICINITY (10-mile cloudiness end cold lodoy. Fair and colder tonight. Fair and cool Tuesday. Northerly winds 12 lo 22 mob, decreasing tonight. High this oiler- noon in Ihe mid iOs. Lo-.v toniglil in (lie upper 3Qs, High Tuesday in-Ihe mfd 60s. High and lor 24 hours ending 9 a.m.: 77 ond 42. High and low same dale lasl year: J3 and 40. Sunrise today: sunsel lo night: Sunrist Fair, Seen By JOE DACV II Reporter-News Slalf Writer Eleclion Day weather should be cold bul fair if a cold front, which passed through Abilene Sunday afternoon, rnnves on out of the area as expected. Fed by a massive high pres- sure system centered in Idaho, Abilenc's northerly winds should continue to pump cold air into the city, lowering tem- peratures to Ihe upper 30s Tuesday morning. Monday morning's low was 42 degrees but it may have seemed chillier wilh the aver- age 20 mph winds, which gust- ed as high as 27 mph through- out the early hours. AHhough clearing skies are forecast, the front gave Ihe city an official .78 inch of rain over the weekend, bringing Ihe yearly total to 31.34, near- ly 10 inches above the normal for the year through Monday of 21.53. TEMPEHATUHES dropped rapidly beginning at about 3 p.m. Sunday, from a high, of 77 to 50 degrees by 9 p.m. and then to -12 by 8 a.m. Monday jiially kick off this year's campaign. Ogletree, in announcing Ihe names of campaign officers, said "Business AID is basical- ly people people who are interested in Abilene's three colleges." The pcrson-lo-pcrson fund- raising drive lo help the col- leges and their students is conducted each year by many volunteers. OFFICER S FOR THE drive, besides Oglelree in- clude Ken Murphy, chairman major gifts; Dau Hlxsnn and Don Maples, division chair- men; Charlie Orren, treasur- er; Dave flruinbeau, execulive director, and Capt. John Ja- cobs, chairman of Hie er's Bureau. Group generals in Hixsoii's division are Kon English; Ed DIt. XENNETH McFARLANb noted national speaker... Sam Say and Stan Brown.-. jv.v Group generals In Maples' division are.Robert L. (Bob) Hart, Dr. price Brock, E. P. Kolly, Randall. Jack-ion, Dr. Mac Lester, John Karris and Mel Richards: WHERE IT RAINED 2-Day Total .78 31.34 21.53 .31) .65 .30 .60 .40 .15 .08 .67 .31 .90 .30 ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year 2102 Beechwood 90] Piedmont NE Treatment plant Ifamby Plant 701 E. flwy 80 417 N. La Salic Dyess AFB Lake Abilene Lake Phantom Hill Lake Kirby AVOCA Cold for plummeting 35 degrees in all. The new front tagged after a spalc of violent weather in the Big Country Saturday as a tor- naito or tornadoes hit Hawlcy and Tye, damaging several buildings and injuring one woman. Freeze warnings have Iwcn issued for the Panhandle wilh snow expected in the upper Panhandle, new Mexico and Oklahoma. The rains and violent weath- er are apparently over for a while, however, National Weather Service forecaster Jerry O'Bryanl said Monday tliat two or three days of clear and cold weather should fol- low the front's movement out of the slate. A new cold front is forming off the North Pacific coast bul O'Bryant said it was too early to tell what that system might do. ABILENE'S three lakes con- tinue to run over their spill- ways: Kirby by 5 inches, Abi- lene by 16 inches, Fort Phan- tom by 0 inches, said city wa- BAIRD BALLINGEIt EAST BRECKENItlDGE Lake Hubbard CISCO COLEMAN KASTLANI) GOIiEE HAML-TN IIAWLEY I.AWN LUEDERS MER.KEL HANGER SEYMOUR SWE'ETWATER TUSCOLA: .M .59 S.50 .8n .40 .14 .20 ..30 Tr .10 1.15 .10 .49' .50 -Tr ...40 Day lor superintendent Bill Weems Monday morning. These figures, he noted, areN somewhat less than previous reports and, if.no more rain falls for a while, Weems said he expects the lakes to "rim down." Lake Hubbard at' Brccken- ridge is-expected to remain- virtually stable at 18 Inches Mow its spillway level, said Victor Jaeggli, general man- ager of the West Central Tex- as Municipal Water District. JAEGGLI SArp he is not ex- pecting a. significant, amount of runoff from the scattered Ihundershowers which oc- curred over the area. He had expressed (ears that f. the lake would exceed its con- servation pool, .creating' a problem for lake area' dwell- ers, Ixit, with the clearing forecast Jaeggli said that pos- sibility has Jaeggli said, however, !ihat a one to two inch rain, or .30 inch runoff, would fill the late completely. added that the level is expected to rise, by about four Inches wiihln the next 24 hours. Election Tuesday; Let Your Vote Help ;