Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 14, 1974, Abilene, Texas
win. "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT. 94TH YEAR, NO. 119 PHONE 673-4271 -ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, OCTOBER. 14, 1974 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents'' AUsoeiattdPna By ELLIE RUCKER Beer Can Collection Includes 'Cone Tops' Q. A friend of mine (he lives In Nebraska) and I have a beer can collection. lie has around 400 different brands I have around 80. My firsl cans were made in 1935 will: what (hey called cone tops. He and I would like to contact other can collec- tors. Is it possible to give us some help? A. Lots of people, who, like you, liave a breweryania mania, can be found adver- tising in "The Antique Trader Weekly." Or you could place your own ad and ex- pect to hear from can men all over the Address is Box 1050, Dubuquc, Iowa 52001 or if you just want to look at Ihe drop by (lie Kingston Bookstore. They have a copy to share. Q. Last week enrt we drove to (he Comanchc. Shores addition at Lake Coicman ami were shocked at (he con- dition of the stretch of road from Onlln to the lake. The number of depth of craters makes some secllons impassable, necessitating driving off the road at various points. We traveled at a snail's pace, pick; Ing our way around to keep from lay- Ing an a.vle on the road. Who's responsible for maintaining the road and why have they allowed It to deteriorate (o such a hazardous state? A. This controversy has been raging for months. Nobody wants to assume respon- sibility. Most of the road belongs to the owners of Coma-iche Shores. Callnlinu County Commissioner Lowell Johnson told us lliat Comanclie Shoves tried to deed it (o both Callahan County and Coleman County but they didn't want it because it doesn't meet their specifications. Rumors crop up regularly that Coman- clie Shores is about to sold, but so far nothing has happened. Hopefully, the ru- mor will come true one day and the new owners will see fit to improve the road. Q. On what basis do Abilene utilities companies set their deposits? In par- ticular, (ho electrical company and (he phone company. I've. to many different people about it in com- mercial buildings and It varies widely. The electrical denasll was the most to vary in amounts but I'd like to know (he policy of (he phone company on residential and commercial also. Is (here any gelling deposits back wilh conllnncd service? A, WTU. does not refund deposits; South- western Bell does once Die customer lias established a year's record of prompt pay- mcnt. For businesses, both require a deposit equal to two months bills. The phone com- pany estimates local and long distance calls for two months; WTU estimates Ihe amount of deposit based on previous expe- rience with me business or, if a new busi- ness, on the size of the building, lighting and air-conditioning loud. "If we think his bill is going to run SlOO a monlh, we ask a says Don Revell, local WTU manager. WTU lias a flat fee Jor residential serv- ice, Southwestern Bell, according to Sam Ogletree, requires no deposit from customers who have established service elsewhere but for those who have a poor record or no record at all, Hie deposit is about Q. I'm working, I hired this woman (o babysit my two children. She told me she charged ?20 a week; I paid her In advance. My children stayed with her alt clay Thursday and half a day on Friday. Monday she (old me she couldn't babysit for me any .long- er. I asked her to please sit three days wilh (hem since I'd already paid her but she said, "no." I asked her for a refund and she said "no." What should I do now? A Contact Mrs. Lena Clement at Slate Labor Board in the Firsl Stale Bank Building. She is Ihe official state labor investigator, and will look into this for you. Address questions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas Names will not be used hut questions must )jc signed and addresses given. Please in- clude telephone numbers if possible. 7 Get Kidney Treatment Here Seven patients a week ore now receiving kidney dialyisis treatments in a pro- gram at Hendrick Memor- ial Hospital. The treat- ments and financial assist- once are readily available for kidney disease victims in the Abilene area. Pg. IB. Bridge 6A Comics 73 Editorials 4A Horoscope 3A Hosoital Patients 4B Obituaries 1 1C Sports To Your Good Health 6B TV Loo 5B Women's News 2-3B Speedy Cold Front Should Dry Skies By JOE UACY II Reporter-News staff .Writer Locally heavy thunder- storms dropped 1.36 inches of rain on. Ihe city through 7 a.m. Monday morning at.a vale of half an inch an hoiir during the early morning 'hours at Abilene Municipal Airport. .FORECASTERS, at the Na- lional 'Vealher Service office issued a "local.urban flooding statement'.1 at 6 a.m. warning of flooding of low lying.areas, low water crossings .and un- derpasses. -The showers, are expected to clear out of the area by Monday .night under the influence of a high pres- sure system to the north of a rain-triggering cold front. At 5 a.m. Monday a station- ary front extended across Northwest Texas from south of Wicliila Falls southwest- ward to near MaiTa. An approaching 'U-shaped' cold front should catch up .to the stationary one sometime Monday, and push rapidly southward, allowing the area to clear. Temperatures are expected to drop into the mid 40s Tues- day morning as one result of the fast-moving Arctic front. Showers and thundershow- crs will accompany the front, however. Abilene forecasters said that the heavier llmnder- showers should move oul of the Abilene area Monday niorning- f lie 1.36 inches of rain is the firsL since a Ivvo-tveek-long d r e-nc-hi ng in September brought flooding to the city. CITY WATER superintend- ent Bill Weems said Monday that he does not expect a re- currence of flooding from these showers, adding "Never- theless, we've been gelling quite n bit of rain." Additional reports indicate that other areas'.of the city and county may have received much more than Ihe airport -with Lake Fort Phantom. Hill re- porting 3.10 inches since Ihe rains began Lake Kirby, 2.45; Dyess AFB, 1.93 officially. The cloudburst brings the total for the year to tn'ch- es, well "over Ihe normal for Tasty Sample Boys-Club member Mark McDonald, 10, samples llic candy iliat Abilene Boys Club, members will be selling Monday ami Tuesday night. Money.-from the annual sale will go to the'cliib's building fund. JUark, a former Abilene Boys Club member -MOW living in. Big-Spring, will belp in the 2-day sale. He is the. son- of Mrs, Clara Ausboni of Big Spring. (Staff photo by Cover-Up By DONALD M. ROTHBERG Associated Press Wriler WASHINGTON (AP) The proseculion is ready to open its case against five former Nixon loyalists with a long, step-hy-slep outline of how it contends they conspired to block the investigation of tlie Watergate break-in. Richard Bcn-Veniste, an sislant special Wale i- g at e prosecutor, was scheduled to- day to deliver what he called "a rallier full opening slate- .nicnt" that he predicted-would run 2'i hours, .The defendants include three of the most powerful officials in the Nixon administration former Ally. Gen. John N. Milchcll and'.ox-While House' aides If. R- Itakleman and Poised John D. Ehrh'chman.' The oilier Iwo defendants are former assistant Ally. Gen. Robert C. Mardian and Kenneth W. Parkinson, one- lime lawyer for Nixon's re- election, committee. .Lawyers for Ehrlichman, Mardian and Parkinson planned to outline their de- fense cases immediately fol- lowing Ben-Venisle's argu- ment. Attorneys for Mitchell and Ilaldeman said they would de- lay their opening until the proseculion had.pre- sented its entire case. David G. Bress, attorney For Mardian, said he would move for dismissal of the single charge against his client: If, as expected, U.S. District Blast Rocks Major Tokyo Trading Firm By SE1ICHI KANISE Associated T'ress Wriler TOKYO (AP) An explo- sion shallcred windows in Ihe headquarters of a major Japa- nese trading firm loday, min- utes aflcr telephone callers warned of a bomb. Officials said about 15 persons were in- jured, at least The early afternoon blast occurred in the building in downtown .Tokyo bousing the main offices of Mitsui and Co., about two blocks, from the sprawling grounds surround- ing Emperor Hirohilo's moat- ed palace. 11 went off on the third floor nf the eight-story office builcling. Four, telephone' calls, at three-minute intervals warned that a been, placed in Ihe building and apparenlly helped reduce the number of casualties, police said. Police began evacuating Ihe building alter Ihe first call, and many people had left the building when the blast, jarred the area. One of the male callers identified himself as a mem- ber of the "Organization for Development of the Asian Continent." He said a bomb was in the building and that employes should be evacuat- ed. An office worker told police he saw a brown paper bag opposite an elevalor in Ih'e third-floor corridor. Police said it was believed the bag may have held Ihc explosives. Listed as :pnc of Japan's two largest general trading firms, Mitsui and Co. has interests in melals, machinery, chemicals, foods, textiles anti other prod- .ucls. It was Ihe second bombing of a leading Tokyo business concern in 45 days. Eight per- sons were killed and. more than 300 injured on Aug. 30 when a massive .explosion tore through a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. building in an- other business district of Ihe city. A group lhat called itself "The Wolf" issued a stale- merit claiming responsibility for lhat explosion, but police investigators said they could find no evidence that such an organization exists. Judge- Jolm J. Sii'ica rejects liis motion, Bress said lie then would deliver his opening ar- gument. All five, defendants are charged with' conspiracy to ob- struct justice, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine. All but also arc charged .with obstruclion of justice, which carries a maxi- mum penalty of five years in prison and a fine. In addition, Mitchell is charged- with two counts of lying to a grant! jury, one count of lying to FBI agents and one of lying lo the Senate Watergate committee. Haldcman is charged'with three counts of lying to the Watergate, committee, .an d Ehrlichman is charged with one count of lying to FBf agenls and two counts of lying In a grand jury. Each of the perjury connls carries a maximum penalty of Proxmire Claims Military Operating Fishing Camps WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. William Proxmire has charged that the Army and Air Force are operating exclu- sive fishing camps in Canada and Alaska for high-ranking military and civilian guests. The Wisconsin Democrat called on the General Account- ing Office on Sunday to find out how much Ihe camps cost taxpayers and to compile a list of all persons who have used them in the last five years. He said his "very conserva- tive estimate" is' that Ihe camps probably cost more lhan a year. Proxmire said he was informed that the Army and Air Force may he closing down several 'earnps in the area of Goose Bay Air Dasc, Labrador, but several others in Alaska are "more than taking up the slack." five years in prison iiilli fines ranging from tp for each. The Indiclment returned by a federal grand jury on March 1, 1973, charged' the defen- dants "would corruptly influ- ence, obstruct, and iuipede" the investigation of the June .17. 1972, .break-in at-Demo, cralic National Committee headquarters. It took nine.days to seat-lhe jury of nine women and Ihree .men that will'hear the case. Sirica admonished Ihe jurors, to discuss the case''wilh-no one and lo "give each one of these defendants .the same kind of a fair and impartial trial you would want lo re-, ceivc if you .were, sealed in their place." He ordered Ihem seques- tered for the duration of (lie trial, expcclcd to last three lo four months. They are looked al a motor inn auoul two miles from the courthouse. the year of 20.il and 3.27 inch- es over Abilene's yearly aver- age of 23.59. Normal .for October is 2.60. Wceins said that both Lake Fort Phanlom and Lake Abi- lene were limning over: their spillways at .SO and .90 a foot Monday morning but he said this was "not significant." lie added lhat Elm Creek at Buffalo Gap was "bankfull" but said, "f don't expect it to go oul of its banks." Lake Kirby, be said, was 2.1 feet below spillway level at 80 per cent of capacity. The heavy thunderstorrii ac- tivity caused service in San Angelo to is- sued a flash flood warning, meaning that flooding was im- minent. The bulletin was is- sued at. a.m. following heavy rains. MONDAY MORNING radar: summaries from various Tex-, as cities in the area that heavy thunderstorms con-.- limied.to drench large, of the state to the northeast: and southwest of Abilene. Lighter'activity was report- ed lo the northwest and wesf: and in the Texas Panhandle. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE .60 2.80 3.80' Municipal Airport' KEMP .56 Total (or Year 3.50 Normal for Year .80 3.30 Ilaniby Plant 2.20 NE Treatment Plant ROCK 1.40 901 S. Crockcll 2.33 1.70' 3.00 1026 Cedar 1.50 1.38 1.74 901 Piedmont 1.60 2.20 Wylie Plant 1.23 iDyess. AFB 2 Dl Lake Abilene 1.50 Lake Phantom Hill 1.80 OO Lake Kirby 2. 2.00 ALBANY '2.40 3.20 ASPERMONT -1.20 3.20 BAIIID 2.50 BALLINGKR- .20 .51 BIG SPRING 2.40 BLACKWELL 2.00 BHECKENP.IDGE. .07 3.53 CISCO DEPARTMENT OF CQMMCKCt Nertiwul Wtiltwr Strvka trier. AUp. 1H CLYDE 1.25 AMD VICINITY C'OMANCIIE Mostly cloudy with a chance at showers-', today- Clwr tomgliF' end COLEMAN Cooler 'today Ond Ltgnf and variable- becoming COLORADO CITY 1.57 alrlO'lo W.rj-iph (onlghl. >Hiqh CROSS PLAINS 3.00 in Ihe upper tQS- Lwi In Iht mid XOi. High Tuesday 70, DUBLIN- of rain SO'per cent lorfqy. High orxt low for hours eliding t EASTLAND .80 78 gnd GORMAN 1.60 and dale loil year: 17 and 56.- HAML1N 1.10 today: lonlghl: Ford Action Seen On Aid to Turkey By FRANCES LEWINE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -A controversial bill to cut off U.S. 'military aid to Turkey Ihreatens to touch off a con- froiila'lion between- Congress and President Ford if he moves ahead a threat- ened veto'of the measure. Ford was expected to take action on Ihe bill loday. The House and Senale postponed a campaign recess and an- nounced readiness to try to override a Ford veto, if it comes. A tvvo-lhirds vole .in both houses is required lo override. -Ford made a strong appeal for a 60-day delay in the aid cutoff to give Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger time (o work out a settlement, for war-lorn Cyprus. But the House voted.187-171 Friday lo reject Ford's plea keep Ihe Turkish aid'cut- off as a rider attached to a vital emergency bill to pro- vide funds for government agencies whose regular appro- priations have not yet been acled on by Congress. The President had a light Columbus Day schedule of only three announced appoint- ments. He scheduled a meet- ing witfi a abqup 15 small business leaders .-and separate sessions'nth'Fedcral Trade Commission Chairman r.ewis and Secure lies .and; Exchange iCbinniis- "Ford was getting back-f6, a working '.schedule after: a, re- laxed Sunday at home with'his family. The President got up late morning alter sleeping nine aide said was' "Ihe most lie's had in some It was Mrs. Ford's first. at home since she Underwent, breast-cancer s u r g e r.'y: two weeks.ago. Ford spent an hour arid a half'in his "office, bill got back: in time to walch the .Washing- ton Redskins-Miami Dolphins football game on..felevision in Ihe family quarters with Mrs.' Ford. Lausr in Ihe afternoon, lie played tennis on the White House courts with a foursome that included White, House physician W i 11 i a m Lukash, While House, photographcr David Kennerly and presideh- lial assistant Terence O'Donnell. While Fprd appeared to be slowing down a bit, he.has busy week ahead. Kissinger Gains Sadat's Pledge Hell Seek Support By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Wriler DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger gained Egyplian President' Anwar Sadat's as- surance today that he will try to rally support at the Arab summit for interim agree- ments with Israel. "There are positive indica- tions that we are making progress toward a just peace in Ihe Ihe secretary said al Sadat's residence ouU side Cairo. Kissinger also announced he would return to (he Middle East the (irsl week of Novem- ber, following visits to Russia for nuclear arms talks and Ihe Indian subcontinent. After his talks wilh Sadal, Kissinger flew lo Damascus lor lalks with Syrian President Hafez Assad- Later, he lo Algeria. Sadal, Ihc key leader in Kis- singer's Middle East diploma- cy, seemed to be walking on eggs as he agreed lo take the initiative at the Arab summit in Morocco on Oct. 26. "Why am 1 asked about he exclaimed when a newsman asked wheth- er Egypt was prepared lo of- fer them lo Israel in return for a. withdrawal in Sinai. ''I myself, T need Sadat said. But he added that he was "very optimistic" about Ihe summit. The West German news magazine Der Spiegel quoted Sadal as saying .in an inter- view that he would be ready to sign a peace agreement if Israel pulls back from territo- ries occupied during the 1967 war. As Kissinger arrived In Damascus, Egyplian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy flew to Moscow for lalks aimed at im- proving Soviet-Egyptian ties, arranging a visit lo Cairo" by Soviel leader Leonid Brezh- nev, and reopening the Mos- cow-Cairo arms pipeline. pipellie practically dried up after Egypt backed U.S. diplomatic 'initiatives to end last October's-Middle East' war. In Jerusalem, former De- fense Minister.Moshe Dayan- signed a petition opposing Is-' raeli withdrawal from occu- pied Jordan. The petition .was' circulated by the right-wing opposition Likud bloc, and Dayan's action raised specula- tion he would quit Israel's rul- ing Labor party and join Lik- ud.