Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - September 11, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE JO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 86 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 7960-1, WEDNESDAY'EVENING, SEPT: 11, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Assoriuled Press (fP) Nixon Said in 'Deep Depression' By ELL1E RUCKER Computer 'Lines Up' Market Merchandise Lately noticed several differ- ent packages bearing a scries of .lines and, numbers. What, If anything, do these symbols represent? By MICHAEL J. SNIFFEN WASHINGTON (AP) A member of.Richard M.'.'Nix- oii's family says the'former President is "in a -deep de- pression" which lifted by Ihe'fulJ, presidential par- don he received. In addition, Nixon 'was said to be.in physical-pain from a phlebitis' condition that had publicly been described as re solyed last July, This family member said thai Mrs. Nixon and other re- latives are .worried about the .condition of the'ex-president. The' family member sought out a telephone interview on Tuesday night' saying Hint "this is something someone should talk but askeil not to.be identified by name. Tin's person lias seen and spoken with Nixon both before and since the .President re- signed Aug. 'J and talked with Nixon by telephone as recent- ly as Monday night. This family member knew of no specific physical prob- lem other than'the-'phlebitis, a bloort'clo't which developed in Nixon's left leg just before his June trip to the Middle East.. i "From, the way reports are coming back (from Sen C'lem: ente, I just feel there is' something more. It .bothers. MERCHANDISE CODE A. They're computer numbers used fur ordering and receiving merchandise, strictly a; back-singe operation. Or anyway this'Is how the. Safeway slores arc using the code. Safeway manager Preston Gowens ex- plained Ihe compuler picks up the numbers which identify a certain product, say a 7 02. can of Town House peas, transfers that in- formation within minutes to.the Oakland office, then to the Dallas office. Instead pf 65 or 70 people filling orders, IHe computer operation needs two or three computer maintenance people now. This may ultimately lead ihlo a scanner register'system where instead of a checker punching numbers on a cash register at check-out counters, the scanner device would'pick up'.the code' number and prire from ea'cli item and inslaritly record it. This would facilitate check-out and eliminate er- rors. The system-is supposedly .totally accu- ralc. Q. We ioart'm'Acljon Line lhal some people.palni.th'ejr (recs.Vhlle to get rid of borers. My boss wants to know wharf jni.vlurc is used for the paial and kill peach and pear borers too? A. The mixture'is'half lime, half .sulfur and a little Sevin mixed with water'until it's paint consistency. Or you can buy tree whitewash ready mixed nursery. II doesn't kill borers-but "deters them. This isn't the lime to paint (hough, wait until spring. This time of year the borers have already laid eggs in the tree and whitewash vron't kill them. They emerge in the sum- mer, turn to'beellcs and that's when the whitewash runs them off, according to yard and garden expert Paula Carter ..It's no sure cure but it helps. Q. How much will the five cent lax Increase for the public schools amount to In total dollars? A. Each one cent increase brings in JM.450 so on a five cent increase figure less two per cent to pay the city for collecting the lax. Q. I'm with Ihc State Department of Public Welfare and working with a handicapped girl In Novice, Texas. She would like to sing an original song at the next West Texas Rehabilitation te- lethon. Is there any chance this could be arranged? A. Yes, a good chance. The man lo see is James Hallmark, talent co-ordinator for Ile- hab '75. He'll audition -her. The West Texas flehabililalion Center, says Director Shelley Smith, is always glad to work with anyone in the West Texas area, especially those who are handicapped. Hallmark "can reached at the center, 602-1633. He's hoping to hear from you. Address questions lo Action Line, Box Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not be used hut questions must he signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers if possible. this person said. "It-is enough lo worry Mrs. Nixon. The worse II would be, the less he would talk about it. "In other .vords, lie's ob- viously in pain. He's obviously concerned about his health, but he's not talking about il." This family member said, "Emotionally he's still way down and that's what bothers me even more. "He is in a deep depression; I would hope the pardon would eventually lift that but 1 just haven't noticed that. There was no sudden elation. "I would hope that it would hreiik (he'cycle where his menial letdown bears down on the physical side which comes, back and-makes the menial slale worse. "If the cycle were broken, that would give him a chance lo take care of things he wants lo lake care of. I just haven't seen thnt happen this family member said. Nixon's mind, however, re- mains aculc, this person said. Since the resignation, Ihe for- mer president has discussed his financial affairs with this member or the family. "I went over some things and he kept right up -with this family member has a strong mind ami it was as strong as ever, lie grasped the re- called llicm and even caught me up on u few things." Asked Nixon's feelings about the events thai led to his re- signation under fire, (his fami- ly member recalled thai Nix- on had said the resignation was "abhorent to every in- stinct in my body." "He is- a lighter and he wanted lo slay there, but his mind 'overcame his emotions. His mind and reason, liis sense of values, his concern [or the country, and his sense of rcalilics won out in Ihe the family member said. "After he made his decision he had to live with lhal other feeling, though. Thai's a very tough thing lo do. In talking with him, his consolation is in saying it was the right thins for the country. "He has said Hint on numer- ous occasions and when going over II again be always comes back to lhal. It's going to be a long time before he finds peace for himself. "One of his pains is how hislory is going to look back on his administration. But he's hoi harboring any pHtcrness." The family member ack- nowledged that Nixon now lakes long, solitary walks through his San Clemente, Calif., estate. Pardons: Rhodes Friends for a Day For Kay Richards, (left) a: fifth grader al Biitterfield School, the West Texas Fail- is more than just an opportunity lo show.her heifer proudly as she did in the Fair's Junior Hereford meant two new friends Tuesday in the presence "of Buffy''Mahone, 3, pf Montalba, and Buffy's dachshund, Maggie. (Staff photo :by J: TV Meeting New 'Neighbors' An Unnoticed Part of Fair SMITH Reporter-News Farm Editor Children can sometimes find' something special al.a fair; The Wcsl'Texas" Fair is in it's fiflh day, and so much has happened .and1 people .have been so busy that they may have missed some of Ihc .things the .children have dis- covered. For Kay Richards; 10, a fifth grader at Butlerfield Weatherman Issues First Norther Watch ByJOEDACYII Reporter-News Slal Writer A oldfashioned norther 'may follow two days of warm wealher here, forecasters at Ihc National Wealher Service said Wednesday. Weatherman D. W. Kck said strong soulherly winds will ac- company temperatures in the low 90s through Thursday but a cold front is expected lo push into (he area after lhal. ECK SA'lD THE front was located through central Colo- rado angling .upward Ihrbugh northwest Kansas' Wednesday morning and is expected to move into the Texas Panhan- dle hy midnight Wednesday. Eighteen huors lalcr it should move into the Abilene area, he said, bringing -a chance of rain Thursday eve- ning. Ko rain is expected through Thursday afternoon, however. Strong lo modcrale soulher- ly winds are expected lo pre- cede the front's passage be- cause of .two phenomena: a high pressure ridge.controlling the east half of Texas and a low pressure trough dominat- ing Ihe west. BUT THE GKNEHALLY clear skies may give way to more violent' weather if the cold front produces any rain- fall, he said. "I guess, we'll manage to gel rain on .the West Texas Fair Irefore it's all Eck added. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nollonol wcolhcr ServlH Mop. Pg. U) ABILENE AMD VICINITY llO-fflllc.- rodtuH Clear lo parity cloudy "wild afternoons Ihrouoli ThyrJnnv. Southerly wind! 1J JJ mph. High, oday In Ihfr tonlo'it In Ihc upper Mi. Hfflfl near 90. High end Ir.w (OC.2J Tlours cndTpq 9 om.: Eft and fiB, Illcih and ttw same dolt [oil year: 86 'and 4V. Sunrise today: sunicl lonlohl; 7ril ;nmrllo tomorrow :7i30. Fair schedule, 1'g, If! School and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Richards, the fair is something she looks forward-to all year long it's the animal xshe raised in: competition with youngsters.'. BUT- KAY KNOWS Ihc fair .is more lhan. lhat. "She belongs lo bur neigh-. Kay said of'a dachshund in Ihc, adjoining stall to her heifer's. "They arc showing in Ihe she told a photog- rapher trying to photograph her as she brushed her heifer. "You mean your neighbors oul at Kiiy said, "I mean the people in Ihc- next stall her name is Maggie." Kay c x'p I a i n e d thai by ''neighbors" she meant 'Mr.' and Mrs. Danny .Mahone and IJieir 3-year-old daughter, Biif- fy who actually lived around 250 miles from Abilene at Montalba and were only in (own for Ihe Tuesday show be- fore moving on lo Albuqucr- que, N.M., Wednesday for the show KAY HAD MADE'her point in any livestock sho.wing in the course of a long day al any fair particularly the West Texas Fair the people in (he next slall are your neighbors. A bout that lime Huffy showed up wilh her parents and their livestock at Ihe next slall. The dachshund hopped up on a bale of hay followed by Buffy and Kay needed lo give no further explanation. WASHINGTON (AP) President Ford is not al pre- sent actively considering par- dona for all Watergate figures, biil will weigh-any request for pardons which reaches his desk, House mmoiily leader John Rhodes said loday. Rhodes and Senate minority leader "Hugh Scott, .It-Pa., clarified Ford's Tuesday stand on Watergate pardons after- meeting for one hour and 45 minutes with the President.at the .White House today. Sc-ott read a presidential statement which he said Ford "asked him to give to report- ers. In it. the President said: "The announcement yesterday by' Mr. Ilusben concerning a study of the entire matter of pardons was prompted by in- quiries to Ihc White House press office- concerning Mrs. John Dean's reported state- ment'in reference (o pardon- ing of. her husband and similar public statements on behalf of others. "Such a .study is, of course, made for any request concern- ing pardon of an individual However, no inference should be drawn as to the outcome of such study in any-case. Nor is my pardon of the former President, under the unique .-circumstances slated by me in granting it, related lo any case which is or may be under sludy." Hu.shen is John W. Ilushen, Ihc President's acting press secretary. Ilushen said Tuesday al a While House news briefing the President was making a study of possible pardons for all Watergate figures, (hose al- ready convicted and facing trial. The announcement drew a tidal wave of criticism. Later, in discussing the possible par- dons, While House Counsel Philip W. Buchen declined to set a limetablo for a final decision by the President. But Buchen indicated Ford's sludy might not be completed by the scheduled Sept. 30 start of the Irial of six former aides and associates of former Pres- ident Richard M. Nixon on charges stemming from ilie Watergate cover-up. Scoll was asked by report- ers if there was indee'd a pres- idential sludy of Watergate de- fendant pardons. "I think there are Scoll replied. Scoll said if and when Ilie President receives any request lor action by Watergate fig- ures he would react by consid- ering -them apd' cpnsidcring the request "most carefully'." Rhodes said that Ihe Presi- dent vvanled lo make clear lhat any request for a pardon "would not be Ihrown in the wastcbaskRt." Dolh Scqll and Rhodes said llicy supported the President's decision lo pardon Nixon. Rhodes said lhal conlinuing Ihe "Watergate mailer is -not in the besl interest of Ihe country." He' said he has doubts lhat President Nixon could gel a fair trial any place in the United Stales because of Ihe publicity. Scoll said his mail is run- ning very heavily crilical of Ford's decision but he said.he supported the pardon'because to conliriuc the Watergate cori- (iwersy would'-divide'" ilie country, lie said he believed a Nixon ..trial .would have taken froiii one lo t'.i 'years and ap- peals three'to five years. In talking lo reporters Tues- day, Buchen had rejected a reporter's suggestion that dis- closure of the pnrdpn study .intruded- on the judicial pro- cess and threatened Ihe defen- dants' .right to .a fair Irial in the Watergate cover-up trial. Trickey Elected To Citizens Board The president of ACCO Feeds, Charles T. Trickey of 3010 Iticsan, has been elected to Ihc board of directors of Citizens National Bank and a longtime employe named as- sistant cashier. Mrs. Eugene (B c rn i c o) Shankle will be manager of Ihe credit department and as- sistanl cashier. Oliver Howard, cli.iu'imm of Ihc board, and Bob Uplon, president of Cilizens, made the announcemenl following Ihe September board mealing Tuesday. TRICKEY, 48, has been with ACCO Feeds' parent company, Anderson, Clayton Co., since 19-18 and has been gener- al manager of ACCO Feeds in Abilene since IMS. He is a member of the See BANK, 1% 12A, Col. 4 CHARLES T. TfllCKKY ACCO Feeds president Zoning Ordinance Hays to Base Plea on Petition Amuscmenls 8A Bridge 8B Business Mirror 7 A Classified, 6-tlC Comics 5C Editorials MA Horoscope 70 Hospital Polienls 6A Obiluorics 1 1C Sports I--1C To Your Hcallh 8A TV Leg 8A TV Seoul 8A Women's News 2-3B I1K1II I. By OAKY l Slalf Writer Vmving Ihnl his group "will fight 'em to the Abilene attorney Hays Jr. said Wednesday he is prepared lo offer Vat least a couple of thousand" signatures on peti- tions protesting the city's pro- posed new home occupation regulations. Hays, who is counsel for '.'A 1 a r m e d Taxpayers for will ask to be recognized at Thursday's City Council meeting (9 a.m. at Cily Hall, 555 Walnut) lo .prescul Ihe petition. However, the public hearing on'.Ihc .proposed zoning ordi- nance in which the controver- sial items appear was con- cluded al Ihc council's Aug. 2'i meeting, So Hays will probably have lo place Ihe petition on Ihc council table and hope Mayor Pro Tern Bob Childress will accept. Hays said Childress and City Manager Fred Sandlin lold him they would nol allow him to present the petition at the meeting. BUT SAMDUN lold Ihe Hc- pprter-Ncws Wednesday that it was a decision Ihe presiding councilman (who is Childrcss, since Mayor J.C. Hiinlcr won't be hero will have to niake at Ihc meeting. "I'm not sure he would ac- cept Sandlin said, "but I think he would." Hays said his group is pre- pared lo fighl Ihc ordinance as a whole if compromise, is nol made on the home occupa- tion section. "We appealed lo them every way we he said. A final decision on Ihc mal- tcr is expected at Thursday's meeting. The new ordinance, like the current one, would prohibit a person who conducts an occu- pation in his or her home to employ anyone nol living in the home. For example, a beauty shop operator is in violation if he or she operates oul of the home and has non-rcsidenls working there. TIID CITY I' I. A N N I N fi Dcpl. and (he Planning and Zoning Commission say Ihis provision is designed to pro- tccl properly owners in a resi- dential area from Ihc traffic, noise and other possible prob- lems associated wilh a com- mercial endeavor. Opponents of Ihe ordinance say a prohibition against oul- sidc help is impractical. Chi- ropraclors say they would not he able to hire receptionists if .the ordinance were enforced. The city's response is that if a person has a home occupa- tion and wishes lo expand and lo hire other help, then the person should move the busi- ness out of (lie home and Inlo a commercial zone. One new aspect of the ordi- nance would require resislra- lion of all home businesses (existing and conforming prior lo the new ordinance! which become non-conforming as a result of the ordinniuc's adop- tion.