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Bryan Eagle (Newspaper) - March 10, 1974, Bryan, Texas Aggie take Over first place in Sec baseball a see Page in Bryan College station Eagle la. Serving the greater Brazos Valley vol. 98 no. 68 80 pages in 7 sections sunday Marc h to 1974 25 cents action a Bine action line is a service of the Eagle to answer questions on important issues and provide general information throughout the Brazos Valley. You can reach action Ione by calling 822-0557 or by writing action line editor the Eagle . Box 1073, Bryan. Question a i would like to know Why All 15 persons convicted in 85th District court on monday March 4, As reported in the Eagle were released on probation. The crimes ranged from assault with intent to commit murder to Possession of heroin. Why Are convicted criminals continuously set free c. P., Bryan action a convicted criminals Are not continuously set free As you contend. The 15 cases disposed last monday represented a docket of More than 34 cases. The remainder Are yet to be decided. The District attorney studied the facts of each Case and recommended to the presiding judge that the cases be probated. The judge agreed. If you wish a detailed explanation of a probated Case Contact the Days office probation is part of the Law and the person on probation has Many obligations to meet or he will summarily be sent to prison. Above All he must keep a Job and maintain his family. He must also periodically report to his probation officer. Probation also saves the tax payers Money in drawn out court cases in supporting a prisoner in a Texas correctional institution which costs the taxpayer $4.55 a Day per prisoner and in welfare payments to the prisoners family. Judge Bill Davis of . Bill Davis of the 85th District court says a probation is a valuable tool of the Law. It gives a human being a Chance to Reform a a Chance to be a productive member of today in the eaglet agriculture 8a considerable cloudiness with business 8b a Cance of showers and a few editorial. 2d thundershowers sunday and family. Sec c sandfly night. Partly Cloudy sports .1b-5b Anc a cooler All sections want ads.4d-7d monday. High sunday 77. In it a sunday night 63. High monday 74. Mayfield leaves Hearne Bank aldermen citizens to meet by Chuck Mccolm u in Brazos Valley editor Hearne what May Bine of the most interesting City Council meetings in the history of this City will occur monday at 5 30 . In City Hall when eight men whose names have been mentioned in stories about a mysterious $12, he Check Are gathered in the same room before a group of taxpayers. The regular weekly session of City Council will be the first meeting since the Story about a $12,000 City Check made out to an apparently non existent company broke on March i. I ast mondays session was postponed in the eel 25 meeting so that councilmen could attend a Brazos River authority meeting in Rose Beck. Among those expected to attend Are councilman Tommy Mayfield who was said to have received the Check after it was Given to City manager e. C. Suggs. Mrs. Mae Beth Bishop City bookkeeper said after filling out the Check she gave it to the City manager who gave it to Mayfield. The Check came Back stamped a a paid a 13 Days after it was written Suggs is also expected to be present. Other aldermen who should be present Are Julian Kwas Mca John Miles jr., another councilman who has Grady Griffin and Luke of not attended the last three or Lino. Kwasnica and Miles have four sessions but May turn up made statements saying they were not present at a meeting in which the Check was discussed allegedly to help get an Urban renewal project moving that had bogged Down. Koffino was not a member of Council at that time. Those statements should appear to be in discord with an assertion by Mayfield that the mayor and Council were present to decide on the Check. Mayfield has said he did no to remember if All five councilmen the mayor were Iii Suggs office during the informal meeting. No minutes of the gathering were kept. Monday is mayor Jake Abrams. Abrams who along with Suggs and City manager Joe r. Turnerjr. Signed the Check made out to t. Engineering company has let Een quoted As saying the Money went to u. S. Rep. Bob in Oage. The eight year mayor sent a letter of apology to the phage thursday saying his remarks were a untrue and impertinent and that they a have no basis for any allegation to be directed toward Abrams said that when interviewed he had just come out of the Hospital and a did not have full control of my Turner will be present to record the minutes of the meeting. He along with Suggs said he did not remember signing the Check. Mrs. Bishop said Turners nut not Suggs signature was already on the Check before she made it out on june 25, 1971. Mayfield told the associated press earlier this week the matter would be discussed at the open meeting which is Likely to draw a Good number of Hearne residents. Newest developments Iii the Story As of saturday were among others the resignation of Mayfield As a member of the Board of directors of first state Bank in Hearne. Rob Wiatt agent in charge of the Bryan office of the Fri said he talked with the Waco Fri office Friday. Wiatt said Fred i be of Waco told him the office there had just been Given the Green Light to go ahead with an investigation into the Check. The probe was requested by Poage. Richard t. Jesinger another Waco a Man said the thrust of the Federal investigation would be to see where the Money went. The Bryan Fri office May help with the investigation if anything needs checking in Bryan. A the dividing line Between the Waco office jurisdiction and ours lies Between Bryan and Hearne a Wiatt explained. Body of aggie found stabbed near Belton a Texas a amp a University student was found dead at 8 45 . Saturday Between an Access Road and interstate 35 seven Miles South of Belton with approximately 19 Stab wounds in his body. Tommy a. Smith 23, of 4110 College main st., Bryan was pronounced dead at the scene by Bell county Justice of the peace Floyd Campbell who said he is withholding a ruling until an autopsy is completed. Bell county sheriff Jester Gunn said Smiths body had approximately 19 Stab wounds on the face and body. The body of the freshman physics major was found by a Minnesota couple As they were Enro Ute to the Rio Grande Valley Gunn reported. Gunn said Smith had visited ins father in Scott and White Hospital in Temple Friday night. He told his father he was going to Hitchhike Home the sheriff said. Authorities Are searching for a Green duffle bag and a clothes bag with a Black dinner jacket and pants All belonging to Smith. Smiths body was taken to Heartfield funeral Home in Belton. Lady Bird Walter Streaker struck by the associated press mrs. Lyndon b. Johnson laughed. Walter Cronkite blushed. And the Streaker was dragged out the door. It All happened saturday at the lbs Library auditorium in Austin tex., As the fad for dashing about nude continued with no end in sight. A it beats football rallies a said one Young woman who shed her clothes As she strolled Down a Street near san Jose state College in California. The incident at the Library came As Cronkite a lbs newsman and former student at the University of Texas was accepting the school of communications Dewitt c. Student at the University. Nallin was charged with disorderly conduct a Misdemeanour that carries a maximum penalty of a $200 Fine. The fad picked up steam in great Britain where three male streakers a Clad Only in boots raced through a crowd gathered at the famed Hyde Park speakers Corner in London for a women a liberation demonstration. Police captured the three and charged them with out raging Public decency and breaching Hyde Park regulations. The san Jose calif., streaking fest began Friday night and lasted into the Early morning hours on saturday. La aah \ a of. J the police concentrated on Reddick award for outstanding tick it in to keep traffic moving achievement the nude Man wearing Only Tennis shoes an Orange baseball Cap and a Home made cloth mask entered through a a on a warm night like this it will probably go on until 4 .,�?� commented one officer. Another incident of airborne a a streaking was reported Early Side door about 12 feet from saturday. Pan american the speaker s platform but world airways said a Man a by two �0�r described Only As Quot a Short try men pounced on him Anil bearded Turk in his Early 30s&Quot c ragged him away. Streaked through one of the a witness said the widow of photo by Travis j Koehn Bryan firemen clean up Mobile Home Blaze firemen carry a soldering mattress out of a Mobile Home at lot 116, pin Feather acres. The trailer was owned by Fred Ferrara of Hearne and rented by Lovie Mitchel. The late president laughed at the incident. Cronkite resumed his speech chuckled then commented composure was destroyed. And me without a lbs police identified the Streaker As James Joseph Nallin 20, of Houston a carriers jumbo jets during a flight from London to new York. A the dashed out of the toilet and ran Stark naked through the first class the Economy class and Back again Quot said a pan am stewardess. A everyone was flabbergasted and sat in their seats with Mouths Bishop loses sight in robbery beating Houston a Hospital physicians said saturday Bishop John i. Morkovsky of the roman Catholic diocese of Galveston Houston beaten in a robbery at his Home has lost the sight of his left Eye. Police sought two men in connection with the robbery and beating late Friday night police said Markovsky 64, was in his Chapel praying when the men came to his door Sav ing they needed to use the Tel phone because of a car mishap. The Bishop admitted the men both in their 20s. One of them began beating him and tried to Rob him. Gardner makes relic Bloom with new use Cronkite joking on Nixon jailing photo by Travis j Koehn doll holding doll looks at pretty plants Amanda Miller 2, the daughter of i Ravis Koehn captured her recently or. And mrs. Morris Miller of As she clutched a store bought doll at College station was nothing less plants by Gardner a newly opened than a doll As Eagle photographer Nursery at 372 s. College Avenue Bryan. By Rill Wall Eagle staff w Riter i Ltee Gardner is one of those Fellows that sees pluses where others see minuses. A vacant gasoline station Iii these times of Gas shortages May look like a relic of Days gone by to some but Gardner found the empty station Al 3722 s. College Avenue just what lie was looking for an individual now can drive up to one of the Gas pumps Fin gasoline and walk Over to where lubrication jobs once reigned and shop for a potted Plant Gardner has it Anvi led the station into a Nursery called a plants by Gardner a which has a Large array of House plants vegetable and Flower Garden plants As Well As Suec ulant plants such As Cactus plants. Where customers once came to pay their Bill and gaze at a stack of Road maps and replacement tan belts they now Iii it browse through a selection of succulent plants planted baskets abound in the shop As do terrariums Gardner who is a 1971 South Western University graduate in business administration plans to learn More about his work by attending Taxa a amp a umber site to study floriculture the nurses owner plans to build a greenhouse adjacent to the building in the near future lie also plans to Start another such filling station Nursery Iii Dallas this summer Gardner said several such establishments have sprang up in tile Houston area. He is not a new Comer to the business up Iii world since he had a jeans shop Iii North Carolina Fin three years. Plants by Gardner is open from 9 to in . Monday through saturday and from i pm lot it p in sunday Gardner still Sells Gas Austin. Tex. Al lbs newsman Walter Cronkite says he was joking saturday when in replied to a newsman a query that someday he might interview president Nixon at a san �?Tlenient1 ii san Cronkite. Who spoke at his mater the University of Texas and received a school of communication award from mrs. Lyndon in Johnson was talking in formally to newsmen afterwards w Hen he made the remark when asked by the associated press later if the statement were True Cronkite said a it was a jocular remark. Somebody asked if i expected to he interviewing the president someday in a walk around san Clemente and i said Well. Sail Sementi or san i could have hit my Tongue when i said it in just As soon it in forgotten. I went on to say i would not make any predictions about impeachment and that any Man has the right to a fan trial Quot Ile said there certainly were no political overtones meant by the remark

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