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Childress Index (Newspaper) - April 7, 1974, Childress, Texas The Childress Index extended forecast sunny Days and fair nights monday through wednesday cooler monday and a warming trend by midweek. Vol. 88 no. 44 Nea associated press celebrating our 85th year police corruption caused by political Israel using warplanes Margaret Gentry associated press writer Washington a the president of the police foundation blames widespread police corruption on political pressures and hypocritical efforts to legislate morals. Patrick v. Murphy a career cop and former new v Ork City police commissioner said in an interview he believes graft is a Way of life in Many of the nations police departments particularly in the big cities where organized crime flourishes. Recent reports have described major corruption scandal in Philadelphia and Indianapolis and payoff schemes continue to surface on a smaller scale in numerous other cities. Murphy who took Over the new York department to clean up a major scandal there in 1970, said Many police chiefs Are ill equipped to prevent corruption and Many compound their difficulties by blaming Quot a few Rotten apples in the barrel rather than looking for det per wrongs. The foundation is a private non profit organization formed to develop and finance innovative projects in Law enforcement agencies. Murphy said a police officer finds it easy to rationalize his decision to take Pii offs when he St a improper political influence playing an important role in to jury Dallas apr the jury received the fraud conspiracy Case of Waggoner Carr John Osorio and l avid in fiver at ii . Saturday. News in capsule Iier Mosillo. Mexico apr the kidnapping of . Vice Consul John Patterson went into its 16th Day today with no word from his abductors and no indication from mexican or . Authorities As what actually happened to the Man. Meanwhile police in Mexico City announced the Rescue of a kidnapped nine year old child for whose life kidnappers demanded a $160. K 0 Ransom which was not paid lie is the son of a wealthy haberdasher. Other parts of the government. He said the watergate scandal undoubtedly adds weight to the forces pushing a wavering cop across the line toward corruption. Here Are excerpts from the tape recorded interview How serious is corruption in the nations police departments a i think it is a serious problem to Many departments. Its not just an East coast problem although the problems new York has had for the past few years Are about As bad As corruption has Ever been but we be seen it is departments in almost every state during the past year or so. There is a Little problem of defining corruption which can Range from the free cup of Coffee according to some pm pies definition All the Way up to the a of a Rench connection thefts of heroin in the property room in the new York department. But putting aside the free Coffee the free meals corruption is still a syrimis problem in Many police departments. Q what causes it a much of it is related to the so called unenforceable Laws the Laws which some people say Are an attempt to regulate morals a gambling list for prostitution and narcotics. Gambling has been the biggest problem. I would think. I guess its because the Laws Are not completely in tune with the thinking of a lot of people. A police officer very easily rationalizes making a Deal with the Gambler because he feels turn to police Page 9 expect Auto Ilis for the first time in its history the Childress High school received the Uil districts trophy for being the top school in Overall All Spring events. The trophy was presented to High school principal Bill Underwood Here thursday night at the close of the District track meet by Seymour supt. Louis Johnson director of school Spring activities. Points Are earned through track literary Golf and Tennis Competition. Volley Ali also a Spring Uil activity in which Childress won the championship was not counted. Chs received a total of 224 Points to take top honors. Second was Electra with 213 Points. Other schools in the District fared As follows Quanah 171 Shamrock 132, and Seymour 99. Staff photo to stage big 75 comeback struggle to meet phenom penh Cambodia apr three government outposts Southeast of phenom penh were overrun in the last 24 hours and More than 400 soldiers and civilians were either killed wounded or missing survivors said today. Washington apr an amendment that would make it turn to news Page 9 Morgan rites held saturday funeral services for Rev. Eugene d. Morgan. 93. Were held at 1 . Saturday in Friendship Baptist Church in Amarillo with Rev. J. C. Traweek pastor officiating. Burial was in it. Sumner . Cemetery at 4 . Met. Rev. Morgan was the Grandfather of mrs. Ray Mooney and j. T. Holland both of Childress. Hediedat5 30p.m. Thursday in Francis Hospital. He was a native of Fayette to. And entered the minister in 1905 in Kentucky. He moved to Amarillo in 1952 and served two years As pastor of Sanborn Baptist Church and Short periods As interim pastor at Hillcrest Baptist and Friendship Baptist. Survivors Are his wife a daughter a son four grandchildren and several great grandchildren. By Martin Iii Siiman associated press writer Detroit a after years of declining fuel Economy the Auto is expected to stage a big comeback in the 1975 Model year with gasoline mileage improvements very Likely exceeding 7 per cent. The Federal environmental Protection Agency said Friday that preliminary results on some 1975-Model test vehicles showed efficiency improvements would be greater than anticipated. Coupled with increased use of steel belted radial ply tires w hich the Epa says can Cut fuel use an average 10 per cent the improvement could be an important Factor in dealing with the nations Petroleum problem. Epa Deputy administrator Eric Stork said the latest projection was based on the first tests of 1976 cars equipped with catalytic converters. The converters w ill be used on most of the new autos to meet tougher pollution standards. The Agency previously said it expected about a 7 per cent average improvement Over All and 11 to 13 per cent for its own models w ill probably turn out to have been too conservative. Stork said in a Telephone interview from his Washington office. With the catalysts bearing the Burden of emissions control in the new cars Auto makers have said they Are Able to recalibrate the rest of the engine for better gasoline mileage. Automakers have complained of a total fuel penalty of about 15 percent Over the past five years because of engine and body changes designed to meet Federal pollution and safety standards. Stork said pm will record the largest gain because its Model line is the heaviest. A a the greatest savings Are going to be on the biggest cars because they lost the most and have More to gain backs he said. Stork said he could not release detailed test information at this time. Release of fuel Economy figures is slated to coincide with the september Model introduction. Needs of living by Mike Duffy associated press writer Tornado dazed communities from the deep South to the great i.,Akes struggled to meet the needs of the injured and the homeless and began to Bury their dead today. Car col die Oates Shari Vaca Ilar Austin Tex. A ivc isolator delegates to Texas constitutional convention started a a a vacation today that probably will mean More work than play Tor Many 01 them. Many of the 180 delegates Are running contested campaigns for re election and have had to curtail their races until now because of the convention. A recess will give them a month to Campaign for the May 4 primaries with the convention resuming May 6. The delegates quit Friday after voting 84-77 to write into the new Constitution annual legislative sessions of up to 140 Days in Odd numbered years and 90 Days in even numbered years. They agreed that legislators should be Able to Call themselves Back into special sessions which Only the governor now can do. This would give lawmakers the new privilege of returning to override a vote by the governor after the end of a regular session. Delegates first rejected a motion to recess until May 6 by a 81-78 vote but vice president . Aikin of Paris said a a these people who have campaigns need to get Aikin 68, frequently has helped to Calm Down the More conservative delegates when they have appeared ready to rebel against the convention president. Speaker Price Daniel jr., 32. The convention voted the second time 96-61 for the 30-Day recess. Nixon will pay his own taxes the death toll from the tornadoes stood at More than 300, with about 4,500 injured. Thousands More were homeless and insured property damage was estimated at about a half billion dollars in the 14 states and portions of Canada hit by the twisters. One National guardsman was killed and another was missing and feared dead after fire swept through a furniture store in Xenia Ohio one of the towns hardest hit by wednesdays tornadoes. A guard spokesmen said the men apparently entered the store to seek Refuge from a freezing rain noticed the fire and were trapped by flames and smoke while investigating it. Firefighters brought the Blaze under control an hour later. In Ohio As in other Tornado stricken states. National guardsmen were called out to patrol against looters and help the cleanup efforts. In Many areas there was Little left to loot and much to clean up and rebuild. Volunteer workers converged on stricken areas. The screech of Buzz saws filled the air and bulldozers pushed splintered Woxland debris into huge Mounds. The survivors began sorting out the pieces of their future amid the remnants of the past. W Ith the needs of the living turn to struggle Page 9 Hightower Here Friday state senator Jack Hightower will be in Childress at noon Friday at the Chaparral restaurant for a dutch luncheon and to visit with All of his friends according to Walter Lockhoof chairman of the Hightower for Congress Campaign Here. A anyone who would want to ask him questions about the constitutional convention or any other Issue is w Elcome to attend a Lockhoof said. Washington a president Nixon has decided to shoulder the entire Burden of about $465,000 in Back taxes and interest despite campaigns to help him pay the Bill. White House press Secretary Ronald l. Ziegler said Friday the president will pay the tax Bill out of his own savings a and by borrowing Money Ziegler accompanied Nixon to Paris for memorial services for French president Georges Pompidou. In Washington a White House spokesman said a if anybody sends Money in the mail to the White House it is returned to them in the form of a Check Cash or whatever it is before the White House announcement Florida Republican chairman l. E. A a Tommy Thomas said he wanted one Millili f floridians to mail $1 to the White House a and let the president know that you think he is one in a a group in Whitesburg ky., reported it has raised More than $250 for a people fund for Nixon a and Chicago multimillionaire w Clement Stone who already has contributed $5.8 million to Nixon presidential campaigns said he would not hesitate to help Nixon pay his tax debt. The Wiite House turned Down the Stone offer. The White House said it has received More than a dozen Telephone offers to help the president. The callers were being discouraged from sending Money the spokesman said. Nixon on wednesday agreed to pay about $465,0 k in Back taxes and interest. The internal Revenue service said in the event donations were used to help pay the presidents tax debt it Isnit Clear whether the Money would be considered a gift or income. If the Money qualified As a gift the president would not have to pay any tax on it irs said. But if it were classified As a gift the president would have to pay income tax on it in future years a a in be never ruled on this since the matter has not come up before an irs spoke Sman said. A it would boil Down to a factual meanwhile vice president Gerald r. Ford said president Nixon showed Quot Good Faith in agreeing to speaking at a Colorado news conference f Ord said he did no to believe the decision would have a negative political Impact. Windows broken in former United building a Reward of $50 is being offered for the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who broke out seven w windows and two Glass doors of the old United supermarket building some time Friday night police announced 5´┐Żaturday. A the parking area has been used a lot lately for a gathering said assistant chief of police Wayland Wright. Because of danger of falling Glass areas in front of several of the windows have Iteen roped off damage caused by the vandals has been estimated at around $1,500. Free immunization clinic tuesday another free immunization clinic will be held tuesday april 9. Here for All needing shots both children and adults. The clinic will be tuesday morning in the Public schools and in the Cap building from 2 to 5 . That afternoon. Texas Public health department sponsors the clinic under the direction of or. J. J. Westenburg Public health officer Here. Fibreglass firm plans expansion by Michael Ehrle fibreglass corp. Of America Childress Plant which was established at the Industrial Complex at the Childress Airfield in october. 1972, has announced an expansion and the installation of special equipment to insure that the finished product fibreglass bathtubs Are fireproof. Lloyd Luck Plant manager told the Childres Index that the firm has installed a a Glass Craft chopper a which sprays onto the Bathtub a mixture of resin and the fireproof material aluminium Tri hydrate chemically speaking. A this new chemical which we began using monday will totally fireproof our products a Luck said he noted that because of numerous fires reported recently some causing deaths that Federal standards regarding fibreglass products will have to be instituted and will have to be adhered to by companies producing fibreglass products. A although there is one state in which it is now a Law to fireproof fibreglass products and Texas is not yet required to do such we decided to get a head Start and now begin insuring the safety of our product a Luck said Jim Powell an official of wonder state ind., the firm from which Fca secures is its raw materials was in Childress earlier last week instructing employees on the method of by the associated press Israel and Syria battled on the Golan Heights front for the 26th straight Dav today . Truce servers said Israel started the fighting and used warplanes for the first time since the cease fire last october Israel said the planes and artillery strikes were called for after a syrian ground Force attacked an israeli position on it. Hermon at the Northern tip of the Heights. But Syria said Israel began the fighting and sent two warplanes to attack a syrian position on the Mountain twice in 30 minutes. The planes caused no damage Syria said. An announcement in Tel Aviv said the Force struck about 11 45 . And israeli a aircraft were brought into action to Stop the syrian column. Artillery fire also was used the syrians withdrew 30 minutes later a communique said israeli forces have been on a High Alert for the past week or More along the embattled Golan Heights front which includes the 30-Square mile wedge of land captured from Syria in the october War. Israel prepared to celebrate passover at Sundown tonight but its troops were kept on Alert and a special Siren that was to have signalled the Start of the feast was silenced. The country still remembered that the last Middle East War broke oct. 6 on the Dawn of another major Holiday. Yom kippur. That War Cost Israel nearly 3.000 dead and missing and continuing clashes on the syrian front have kept most a a Serviss on Active duty. Passover celebrates the exodus of the israelis from egyptian bondage. Sirens across the jewish state were to have revived a signal Cha office Here to close wednesday Childress Farmers Home administration office Here will l e closed tuesday afternoon april 9, and ail Day wednesday april 10, while the personnel is in Amarillo for a by District meeting in the Holiday inn West. The meeting will be conducted by members of the Cha state staff from Temple. Attending from Childress will he Chester l. Sinclair county supervisor and Josephine copelin county office clerk. All Are the in great Paris correctly using the a chopper a which applies the fireproof material to the fibreglass product. The construction of one fibreglass Bathtub unit takes approximately two hours from Start to finish according to Luck. Workers begin with a perfectly polished Mold of the tub and then Aily an exterior finish. A this a jell coating is applied to the inside where one bathes to make the product perfectly smooth a Luck said the a jell coating is a Type of paint finish. The next step in production is the a play up stage whereby special reinforcement is hand applied to the outside part of the tub. A this special reinforcement however is hidden from View by the skirt which covers it a Luck said. The next step in the production line is the application of the resin Glass and fireproof material. A fall of this is mixed together and is applied to the Bathtub by the a Glass Craft chopper a a Luck said. After the Bathtub is removed from the Mold it is a ecu Iedy the curing process depends upon the humidity and temperature according to Luck. The next step involves trimming leveling surfaces polishing the finished product turn to fibreglass Page 9 Paris a a princes and presidents gathered under a Broad French Flag inside the Cathedral of notre Dame today to pay solemn tribute to Georges Pompidou at a requiem mass. At least 40 countries were represented by their Heads of state. President Nixon one of the last to enter the Church stood a Short distance from soviet president Nicolai v. Podgorny. A 96 foot Long tric color suspended from the vaults of the 13th Century Church marked off the pews reserved for the officials. Ceremonial guards in dazzling brass helmets and White breeches stood attention along the Walls As Francois Cardinal Marty archbishop of Paris celebrated the mass. Alain Poher who As Senate president became interim president upon Pompidou a Dath headed the official mourners. Pompidou a widow Claude did not attend the service. More than 80 Kings Queens princes presidents or Heads of government attended the service. Other countries sent special representatives or ambassadors. By contrast Only Pompidou a family and Cabinet attended funeral services thursday at a Small Church near his apartment on Paris St. He St. I where the 62 year old president died tuesday of cancer. Traditionally Given by trumpets marking the time to Burn leavened bread which is forbidden Durer passover. But authorities apparently feared the sirens would Send nervous residents hurrying to air raid shelters and cancelled them. The eight Day passover Celebration coincides this year with the Cliris Tian holy week and moslem Are celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed. Nearly 40,000 visitors have arrived in the holy i and and All major hotels were packed. In Beirut the newspaper a1 Iowa reported that the jordanian government and palestinian guerrilla leaders have agreed to meet in Cairo. King Hussein and major palestinian guerrilla organizations have split on the future of territory on the West Bank of the Jordan River occupied by Israel in 1%7. Hussein has maintained the w est Bank should be returned to Jordan which would then hold a plebiscite among palestinians i the future of the land. Palestinians say the territory should be granted them directly. Release Agenda far meeting of City Cauncil a request from the chamber of Commerce to make the office of chief of police elective will be considered at tuesday nights meeting of the City Council. In other business the Council will canvass votes of election set Date for run off election for chief of Purchase of pipe Pusher to Lay water lines under streets dispose of storage Sheds and water tank in Michie san Hills designate clean up month consider Sale of baby Bull Buffalo and open bids on new police car. briefs concert tuesday the annual Childress High school Spring concert will be held at 8 30 . Tuesday in Childress Junior High auditorium. Admission is $1 for adults and 50 cents for children and Advance tickets Are available at Wakefield appliance and Brown Auto. Fire extinguished three Bales of Cotton were partially damaged by fire at 8 30 . Friday at the Panhandle compress Cotton Yard. A Dollar estimate of damage was not available. More volunteers additional residents volunteering to help in the cancer fund drive Are Lowell Wakefield Jim Wetherington Bill Edwards Ray Don Williams and Ted Hightower. Easter holidays Childress schools will be dismissed thursday for the toaster holidays and will resume tuesday april 16. Library Board a called meeting of the Library Board will be at 2 . Wednesday in the Library. Cemetery fund contributing to the cemetery improvement fund have been Sibyl Davis $5 and mrs. J. B. Carlton $5, and mrs. R. B. Pardue $5, both in memory of their sister mrs. R. W. Barkley. Legion auxiliary All members Are urged to attend the american legion auxiliary meeting at 7 30 . Monday in the veterans building. Reports will be prepared and delegates elected to the District convention next month in Memphis. Campaign form filing City manager Louis Sally reminds opposed candidates in the recent City ele Tiwi that they have 10 Days after the elect it to file their final Campaign expenditure fwd. The deadline is Friday in the office of the City manager at City Hall

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