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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 9, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOIJT'OR.WITH OFFENSE JO. FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT B4TI1 .YEAR, NO': PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 70604, MONDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 9, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prtu ;TliEvnrst maybe the only) gi eased pole expert 'Kid's Bay. Sunday at the West Texas Fair, Colin shows ;his Colin, 11, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Gregory, (Staff Pljolo by Jonny '-.Gales) Hamby Fair Votes to "This One u? .Li, HEIUIIDGF; Reporter-New Slaff IVrilciv p West Texas call-; ing (lie 1974! edition the biggest but niissing: After fiio'i-fl'-than-.l? years, (he, Hamby .'Home DSnio'ristr.ation. Club's food bpdfh is'missing. v, .3. The club' Have'l hooked two generations of rair.-goers'? with ttieir homemade -'pies, -cakes and the "best'-hamburgers in voted this -year to sit Ihe'.fair. mil. "WE" WERE juji getting .'too-; Mi's. of Ihe club members. "I have been ill Ihe managed to stay home and bake pies. :Bnl it has just gotten to be too much for most of us." ll'lrs.'B.J: Gist said the decision to discontinue the booth'this year was a hard one to make. "We almost decided last year to discontinue, the .Mrs. Gist said. "But we just couldn't bring ourselves to do it then. This year, we reluctantly voted to sit this fail- out." THE CLUB recently donated to the Vera Winter Hall Park Fund, a gesture, Mrs.' Gist noted, that was intended to show Abilene.the club's appreciation -for the many friends made at tlie booth over flic .years. "That lioolh money Ib club' she said. "Many feel we discontinued the booth because we Had.enough.mon- ey. have enough. We were tired of'.the long hours and hard v She said that; although'.hard .work never killed anyone, oper- ation became more difficult, eadi year, particularly'.in three or four v "I believe we will be' able .to get out and really see the fair tor Ihe first lime this Mrs. Gist said. "We tried .to put'out good, quality food over Ihe years, and we all miss the many friends we have cher- ished." ASKED ABOUT next" year, Mrs. Gist left, the question open. "We'll just have io.wait and see how-we ail feel next she said. "We just don't: know if we will re- opo'n Ihe booth then." In the meantime, the 197-1 version of Ihe West Tcwas Fair continues, and- fairgoers seek out; in disap- -linlment, the Hamby booth a 'ng tribute, perhaps to. the lien who have fed West Tcxans style for so many years..1 Nixon Pardon Said 'Double Standard By. GAYLOItU SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) President Ford's unconditional pardon of Richard M. Nixon has pushed his fledgling ad- ministration into .the back- wash of Watergate, ruptured his rapport with .Congress and sparked Hie protest resigna- tion of a lop aide. As his advisers assessed the probable political damage from Sunday's surprise an- nouncement, Ford was flying to Pittsburgh today lo keep a speaking date arranged in the early, tranquil days of his transition. Ford's disclosure of "a free, full and absolute pardon" for Nixon Tor any criminal con- duct during his presidency was followed within minutes by n Nixon statement o[ re- morse at "my mistakes over Watergate." And, in the ensuing hours, there were these major disclo- sures and developments: F. tcrllorst, a close Ford friend and adviser, quit as While House press secre- tary, saving "mercy, like jus- tice, must be even-handed" couldn't in good con- science support the Presi- dent's decision even though I knew he took that action in good conscience." Democrats and some Republicans in Congress voiced dismay at the pardon, conlendinp it' set a double standard of justice. Bui other. Republicans, including Vice President designate Nelson A. Rockefeller, hailed it as an act of compassion and cour- age. for former Nixon aides and associates began re- shaping their strategy.for the Watergate cover-up trial, and defendant. II.R. Ilaldcrrian, planned new ef- forts to delay the trial now sel to begin Sept, 30. aides made public an agreement they had reached with Nixon to preserve his White House files for at least three-years for possible court use. Bui the agreement allows the former president to de- stroy any -While House tape recordings alter September 1979. Although Ford's announce- Child Hanged In Baby Crib A H-monlh-old girl was pro- nounced dead at her home Monday morning after acci- dentally hanging herself in her baby bed. Amy Christian Pi-ice, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Price of 5297 Llano was pro- nounced dead at a.m. at. the residence by Justice of the Peace Silas Clark. Clark, ruling accidental death, said the baby choked or suffocated to death when she caught her head between the mattress and side railing of the bed. A RAILING of the bed be- came loose and swung out, hitting the wall at. the head of the bed and the child appar- ently rolled over and became caught, Clark said. The child's father first dis- covered the baby hanging by her head. CID Patrolman B. R. stovall and Jim Johnson investigated the accident. JEBALD lerHOn.ST aclion brings resignation menl caught the capital and the country by s u r p r i s e, sources said it had been pre- ceded by 10 days of legal de- liberations and negotiations with Nixon and special Water- gate prosecutor Leon Jawor- ski. It also represented a rever- sal of Ford's previous public statements. During' his 'vice presidential confirmation hearings, Ford said, "1 do not think the public would stand for'' such a pardon. And 'at a news conference Aug. 28 he said it would be "unwise and untimely" for him lo commit himself until "any legal pro- cess has been undertaken" against Nixon. While House coiuisel Philip Buclien said Nixon faced like- ly indictment prior to the pur- don. He said it was granted without strings attached, but acknowledged Ford knew in advance the gist of Nixon's follow-up statement. Three hours after he knelt in prayer at early morning com- munion' services, Ford siiin- moned a television crew aiul a few newsmen into his Oval Of- fice to announce the pardon prohibiting any federal crimi- nal prosecution of Nixon "for all offenses againsl the United States" during his days in office. "I feel thaf Richard Nixon and his loved ones have suf- fered Ford said, speaking slowly and glancing often at a 930-word statement. "My conscience tells me clearly and certainly that I cannot prolong Ihe bad Related slories, 1'gs. 3J 5A, 2B dreams that continue to re- open a chapter lhal is closed. My conscience tells me that only I. as President, have the constitutional power to firmly shut and seal this hook." lie said it is "common knowledge thai serious allega- tions and accusations hang like a sword over our former president's head and threaten his health as he tries to re- shape his Ford ad liblxxl the reference lo Nixon's health it was nol in his prepared tort. Asked later if Ihe President had some private knowledge about Nixon's physical and mental condition, Buchen replied, "I think it's generally known this man has suffered a great deal." John IHishcn, 38, hired by terllorst last month as his deputy, was named acting press secretary. Ford said in a statement is- sued (he While House press office Sunday night, that he regretted terllorsl's resignation but "1 understand his position." Democrats led the parade of congressmen disagreeing with ford's aclion, and they were joined by some Republicans. A serious said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass. "It raises very real' (lucstions about whether we have double standard of lice in this country." r A dangerous aid'Sen. Walter P! U-Jlinn. "No one, not even a President, should be shielded from (lie judicial Alan Cranslon, "Caiif; Several Senate Republican's" joined in the crilicisin, amon'g.'.- them Charles HicMathis Maryland, Lowell p. Weickcr- of Connecticut, Clifford P. Case of New Jersey and Rich'-, ard Schweiker of Pcnnsylvan: in. Bul some prominent Demo- crats, nolably Sens. John C. Steimis and James 0. East- land of Mississippi, said Ford Ibuk the correct action. Arid leading Republicans rallied to his defense. ''It was a courageous deci: said Lead- Hugh Scotl. It was the only decent and prudent course to said Sen. liany Goldwaler ol Arizona. Nixon Reactions: Dismay, Approval Reaction in Abilene to Presi- dent Ford's complete pardon of former President 'Nixon ranged from-.surprise and dis- may to complele approval and Ihe wish Lhat Watergate would lade from the scene. While Slate Sen. Grant Jones was surprised that Ford even hart the power to grant such County Democratic. Chairman Larry Cunningham said the country has more important tilings to do than chase Nixon down. GOP figures generally ap- proved )he action, but some Democrals felt the action was unjustified and unfair. SEN'. JONES in Abilene said Ihe ruling Monday caught him completely by surprise. "fdidn'l realize the Presi- dent, could issue a pardon, Jones said, "but think most of Ihe people in the country are ready to relegate Water- gate lo history." Jones added, however, that he was concerned with the precedent set by the pardon, calling it a bad precedent which he felt might create an unfavorable situation in the fu- ture. Referring to Ihe 'former president's mental and emo- tional state, Jones said, "I im- agine he wants lo gc- off and hide." .Taylor County Democratic Chairman Larry Cunningham said he' felt all the people should be accountable under the law Ihe same. NEWS INDEX Amusements 6B Business Mirror :.......9A Bridge..................5B Classified..............4-8C Comics................. 7B Editorials................4A Horoscope............... 4B Hospital Poticnls 6A Obituaries 8A Spans 1-3C To Ycur Good Hcallh ......4B TV Loa .................6B TV Seoul................6B Women's News...........3B "JUSTICE IS certainty not done as long as John Dean is 'still in the Cun- ningham said. "Jesus Christ is the last man that 1 know of that can give an absolute he added. Cunningham did feel thai 7 Die in Fire ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) Seven persons were killed and three, injured when fire swept through a Iwarding home for Ihe elderly early today. "Everybody is accounted a police dispatcher said. He said there were two survi- vors in addition to Hie three persons being Irealcd at a hos- pital. Police said there was no positive identification on mosl of the victims and no names were being released. A spokes- man said, however, that one of the dead was Ihe 11-year- old stepson of the family that operates the Burton Boarding Home. Authorities said all cf the dead were severely burned, hampering identification. Police said the fire appar- ently was discovered by a res- ident of the boarding home, who awakened an employe IB call the Fire Department. Police said only the walls were left standing. Cause of the bla7e was nol determined. All three persons hospital- ized two residents and an employe were reported in satisfactory condition at SI. Joseph Hospital. One was suf- fering from burns and the oth- ers suffered smoke inhalation. One of the survivors was identified as -Airs. William Schildnechl, aboul 40, who op- erates the boarding home with her husband. The Iwarding home is locat- ed on. U.S. 71 at the northeast- ern edge of Ihe city. the President had a responsi- bility of the entire country in mini when he made Die deci- sion. "We have more important things than chasing down a criminal, and I think he (Nix- on) falls in that Cunningham said. In contrast to Cunningham's views, GOP County Chairman Paul, Washburn gave several reasons why he thought' the decision lo pardon Nixon was valid. "All of 'us, including the news media, may overlook the fact thai the only alternative lo Ihe decision would he a trial and there is a possibility llial a jury would hnve found Nixon Washburn said. "SUPPOSE HE was found innocent, he would have every right lo go back to the Wliite House." Washburn said the overrid- ing question in the decision is ivlial is good for the country, adding that a trial would only present another perplexing problem to the country. Abilene" Bar President Jim Robinson said he was always extremely pleased when any- one is pardoned but he felt the pardon came at an inappro- priate time. "The President should wail until after a conviction before making a Robinson said. flobinson singled out John Dean as an individual who should also have been par- doned. "DKAN IS THE hero as far as I'm Hobinson said. "He has suffered more than any other." ftobinson also felt other Nix- on aides who have been con- victed or are up lor trial should be pardoned. "If Ihe purpose of our laws is to punish, (hey. have Ijeeri punished enough, if Ihe pur- pose is rehabilitation, Ihey have been rehabilitated, he said. Evel'sIY Audience Disheartened DALLAS (AP) Evel Kni- evcl'may or may not try Ip jump the Snake River Canyon again, bul many of Oiose who plunked down 10 bucks tcrscc il on closed circuit television doubt they'll do it a second time.'. "He (Knievcl) said before it. would be his last but I bet he goes Pele Mat- lingly, a new car salesman said. "'_; Maltingly was one of about who watched the jump at Moody Coliseum on the ern Methodist University cam- As they left, many said they would not come speculated, as did others, that the abortive ad- lempl may have been Ihe mo-' torcycle stuntman's promotion for another Iry. The crowds cheered Suriday afternoon as the steam pow- ered Sky Cycle shot off the ICrO-fool launch. But there was silence moments later as the spectators awailed Knievel's fate as the Sky Cycle plum- meted info the canyon. "I'm said high school pupil John Mead of Richardson. "I thought held make it. lie didn't even get hurt." Many palrons left (heir scats after the failure but oth- ers stayed (o make sure [heir hero was all right. No w Profits Expected on Gold Carmen's Remains Still Too Distant By KLLIE RUCKER Q.-My. like lo buy some gold bullion. Several newspaper articles' referred to companies that- are laklng, orders deliverable after Dec. .11, We need a'cemplete address and if possible detailed Infor- mation on how to the bullion. Of course, we're In pa.ylng as tow as possible a service ckarge or commission rate. A. The easiest and .safest way is lo order through a reputable Jewelry store, ttold buillion can't be'sold in the public right now but one jeweler said by Jan. 3 lic'll have access lo Ions of it. He also said jewelry slorcs won't cxpccl any great profits on orders they lake, will probably add something like per cent, i_ Q. There's a disparity ol opinion CMccrnlng length of I line beef can be kept in a freezer and be edible. Ac- cording 16 yoiir. own line of communi- cations with .voiir favorite home eton- onilsl, If ncrf is first wrapped and scalotl in air light bags, then wrapped In heavy freezer paper' wllh freezer temperature' appro.vimaftlv lo below zero now long? A rancher told me three years. L'are lo comment? A. Three years is fiiic if you don'l care about the quality of the meal. Texas Agri- cullural Extension Service Bulletin "Froz- en Foods" suRgcsIs six lo 12 monlhs. Af- ler lhal length of time your beef will Income dry and tasteless but not neces- sarily harmful. The secret is in Ihe initial freezing. It should be frozen M the plant for wherever you buy it) at 10 (o 20 degrees below zero, then transferred, frozen, lo your home freezer. Few honie freezers reach zero or below and is Ihe higlicsl temperature recommended for long sloraRe says Coun- ty Extension Agent Roberta Wallers, 0. Are Ihe Safeway commercials filmed in Abilene? I rlonbl Ihey are but I can'! help looking lo .sec if I know someone In the ad. A. They're filmed in Dallas. Maybe you Dallasile friend or relative. The "aeling crew" is made up of actual checkers and real customers. 0- I'm dying to know. If you cat unpasleurizcd yogurt and you drink a glass of milk at (he same lime, docs it all turn lo yogurt in your stomach? A. No, or at leasl a therapeutic dieliciai at Hcndrick Memorial Hospital can't think of any reason why it would. Q. What cans are all-aluminum and what price do they bring? Isn't there another waste paper company In Abi- lene? Abilene Waste Paper Co. dropped Us price from per 100 pounds last summer to 30 cents. What other waste paper companies arc In Ihe vicinity? A, Abilene. Waste Paper and Rag is the only company buying newspapers for re- cycling in Abilene. Tlic price dropped be- cause Ihe demand for old newspapers dropped. Manufacturers' warehouses arc full lo overflowing with sheel rock and roofing material lhat's nol moving, says Abilene Wasle Paper Manager Chester Driskell. Since Abilene newspapers were turned inlo sheel rock and roofing, the bottom dropped out of the newspaper re-cycling business. Some area collection centers have slopped accepting papers entirely. Coors, Budweiscr, any cans with rounded bolloms and no scams, are aluminum. Prices vary from one scrap mclal dealer lo another but 10 cents a pound is average. Address questions lo Aclion Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas ISSOt. Names will not be used bul questions must be signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers If possible. What's led of Hurricane Carmen may cause a little cloudiness in Abilene but that's about all, forecasters at Ihe National Weather Service said Monday. The Iropical depression, cen- tered in Southeast Texas near Lufkin, has been drifting west-northwestward for Ihe past two days, explained weatherman D. W. Eck. Eck said the storm, which dropped unexpectedly small amounts of rain, should con- tinue to move toward Ihe Abi- lene area through Tuesday, stall, and (hen head northeast- ward. THE LOW PRESSURE cen- ter has caused northerly winds over Abilene and cloud cover from the storm terminates just lo the cast of Ihe city, said. Rainfall has been reported lo the east of a line from Dal- las lo Colulla, Belt said. "I'd hesitate to put the rain in there he said. "Even near the thing there's not thai much rain with it." Generally, Abilene weather should be about Ihe same: fair and mild. ''Tomorrow if it continues lo drift to the west- northwest, we'll have lo lake another look at Eck add- ed. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nsilcncl Wtamtr service (WMfher Mao, pg. i A) ABILENE AMD. VICINITY (IChrHle radius) Clear lo porlly 'cloudy Ihrougn Tuesday. Northerly S lo IS mph becoming light and variable ronirjhl. High today In mtrfdie JOi, Low tonight flfidr M. High Tuesday In (he upper BOs. High end low far 74 hours enclinn 9 o.m.: 91 aid 17. HJnh ond low Jjme dale Coil year; 9t nnd 70, Sunrlje today: 7-1B; lunstl lanlglH: Sunriit lamorrow: ;