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Clovis News Journal (Newspaper) - August 2, 1979, Clovis, New Mexico
Quot he who praises everybody praises Samuel Johnson newspaper volume 51 no 107 Nuttal serving Eastern new Mexico and West Texas leased wires Clovis new Mexico thursday August 2,1979 20 pages today daily or sunday 25camtrak network cutback set hypnotized Caleb Chandler right chief of detectives for the Clovis police department guides news journal sports editor Gary Mitchell through a hypnotic session in a demonstration of the technique of hypnotism which is being placed into use for criminal investigation by the Ltd. At this Point in the demonstration Chandler had suggested to Mitchell that his left Arm was being lifted into the air by several helium balloons. An individual who is hypnotized remembers All that transpired while he was in the mentally relaxed state. News journal photo wow tar balls discovered on Beach Corpus Christi Texas apr globs of tar Riding the leading Edge of the worst Oil spill in history Are approaching the Texas coast and worried coast guard officials have begun mobilizing to head off environmental damage coast guard spokesman Richard Griggs said wednesday that six 15,000-Pound a a floating fences Quot were being shipped Here from the coast guard s Atlantic and Pacific strike teams. Coast guard a Apt. Roger Madson ordered the mobilization wednesday after the unexpected discovery of Quot tar balls a on a mexican Beach about 60 Miles South of Brownsville. Quot it was a Surprise that it washed up that far North it was sooner than we anticipated a a Griggs said. The Oil is flowing from the runaway Intoc i Oil Well in Mexico a Bay of Campeche. The thick Oil has been flowing out of control since the Well blew out on june 3. It. John Mitchell said 30,000 barrels of Oil have been flowing into the Gulf each Day since then at that rate officials estimate More than 70 million Gallons have spilled a eclipsing the nearly 61 million Gallons spilled off the coast of France when the Tanker Amoco Cadiz broke up on March 16, 1978. Experts say it May take until october to Cap the mexican Well. Salary hike questioned Carlsbad it a con biding state attorney general a office opinions on salary raises for municipal judges have prompted a review of a pay hike Given last March to Carlsbad municipal judge j. Lee Cathey. Carlsbad mayor Walter Gerrels said attorney general Jeff Bingaman a office has issued an opinion that salary increases for incumbent municipal judges cannot be allowed. But he said Cathey a wage had been increased on the basis of former attorney general Toney Anayas opinion that such raises Are proper. The City Council asked George Watkins City attorney to determine if Bingaman a staff is aware of Anayas ruling. With the four months raise in salary already paid to the judge the mayor said Cathey Quot May have been paid in Advance Quot for his next months wages. Clovis pm adds new investigative tool Quot i can t remember a Clovis Law enforcement officers May no longer have to Settle for that dead end statement in their investigation of serious crimes such As homicides rapes or armed robberies the investigative tool Only recently added to the Clovis police departments store of criminal investigation quoth i ques is hypnosis on Ltd thought to fat a Little More than a parlor trick hypnosis is rapidly gaining recognition in Law enforcement agencies throughout the country As an effective Means of recovering information from the subconscious mind of victims of or witnesses to crimes Friday recess May delay ration plan Washington a democratic congressional leaders Are making one last bid to Rush a standby gasoline rationing Bill to president Carter s desk but they say their chances Are slim. Asked about the prospects for completing action before Congress begins its month Long August recess Friday Senate democratic Leader Robert c. Byrd of West Virginia said today a i suppose its speaker Thomas p of Neill was slightly More optimistic. He said he Felt there was a 50-50 Chance Congress would finish work on the rationing Bill today. But of Neill said that would happen Only if the Senate accepted most of the House passed Bill and returned it in weather East Central and Southeast Plains mostly fair today through Friday except isolated late afternoon or nighttime thundershowers. Little temperature change Friday. Winds mostly southerly 5 to 15 Miles per hour through tonight except Gusty winds near thundershowers. Artesia overnight Low upper 60s Friday High mid 90s Carlsbad upper 60s and mid 90s Clovis upper 60s and Low 90s Hobbs upper 60s and mid 90s Lovington upper 60s and mid 90s. Portales upper 60s and Low 90s. Roswell upper 60s and mid 90s agricultural forecast de Points upper 50s minimum relative humidity 28 percent. Maximum relative humidity tonight 84 percent. Isolated rainfall amounts up to .50 Inch possible. New Mexico widely scattered afternoon or nighttime thundershowers through Friday except mostly fair Northwest. Little temperature change Friday. Highs 70s and 80s mountains with mostly 90s at lower elevations. Lows upper 30s to mid 50s mountains and mid 50s to near 70 elsewhere. Mediately to the House if the Bill has to go to a House Senate conference to negotiate a Compromise he said it could not possibly see final action until after the recess in september. Byrd said a House Senate conference on the rationing Bill Quot could very Well be the kind of conference that could last several Days or weeks Quot Senate Republican Leader Howard h Bakerjr of Tennessee said he was certain a majority of the Senate still favors giving the president standby rationing authority but there was no great pressure from constituents for fast action on the legislation a a we re hearing confused voices a he said. A and a special confusion on things like stand by rationing people Are not sure that a what they there was no likelihood the Senate would accept the rationing Bill the House passed late wednesday. Byrd refer. In Henry m Jackson d was chairman of the Senate Energy committee to recommend what action to take. The House passed its Bill by a 263-159 vote but Laened it with so Many amendments Senate leaders immediately pronounced it unacceptable finding a Compromise that can be enacted before the recess a would be very difficult Quot concluded rep John dinged d-mich., the main House sponsor of the rationing Bill. However he said the attempt will be made. A it won t be easy Quot he said. House leaders had hoped to give the president at least this piece of his new Energy plan before beginning their recess. Many of the amendments tacked on in the House did not concern rationing one would weaken the new Federal order requiring thermostats in nonresidential buildings to be set at an Energy saving 78 degrees others would set aside special re Erves of tractor fuel for Farmers and heating Oil for so ration on Page 2 two members of the Clovis police department Deputy chief Caleb Chandler v to also serves As chief of detectives and detective Keith Crooks have returned after attending an intensive four Day a Law enforcement hypnosis Institute a in los Angeles Calif the purpose of the Institute attended by Law enforcement Quot officers from throughout the u.s., was to provide Basic training in investigative hypnosis. Chandler explained. In sessions lasting to to 12 hours each Day. The students Learned the history of hypnotism it has been practice apparently As Long As recorded history studied Case histories of its use in criminal investigation and practice the various techniques of hypnotism As it is used in Law enforcement work a there s no great mystery to it a Chandler said Quot hypnotism is nothing More than a deeper state of relaxation than a person normally As a matter of fact he said every person passes through a hypnotic state twice each Day once on going to sleep and again on Awakening strictly speaking hypnotism is not completely new to Law enforcement agencies Here Chandler noted local agencies have been Able to Call on sheriff Travis Mcpherson of deaf Smith county in Texas and Jim Lafavers of the Amarillo police department in cases where the technique could be useful in obtaining information from witnesses. One of the More celebrated cases of the use of hypnotism in this area occurred in 1977 when Lafavers and Mcpherson used it to obtain a description of the Quot travelling rapist a who was subsequently charged with two counts of murder and others of rape crimes which were committed in a number of places in the Texas Panhandle. Chandler said approximately 95 percent of people can be hypnotized. A the better a persons ability to concentrate and the More intelligent he is the More susceptible he is to he explain among the five percent who cannot be hypnotized Are people with certain nervous disorders or mental conditions and people who Are unable to concentrate a but Quot he emphasized Quot no one can be hypnotized against his or her a person who resists hypnotism either consciously or subconsciously cannot be hypnotized a there is no mind control involved in the technique Quot said Chandler. A a person in hypnotism still has Complete see police Page 2 Washington a about one fifth of the Amtrak passenger train network appears headed for elimination under a congressional plan that Falls far Short of president Carters original rail cutback proposal. In perhaps the last major fight Over Amtrak this year the Senate voted 89 la wednesday to go along with a House passed formula that probably will result in the closing of 20 percent of the 22.700-mile system sen. Russell Long d-la., chairman of the Commerce surface transportation subcommittee said the plan will Quot eliminate those trains that represent an unreasonable waste of limited resources a i Ess than one third of i percent of inter City travellers use Amtrak trains. Long said and two thirds of fare costs Are subsidized by taxpayers the Senate passed the measure after adopting an amendment requiring Amtrak to Cut fares at least 25 percent for the elderly and handicapped the Carter administration in january recommended a 43 percent cutback with an estimated savings of $1 4 billion Over the next five years that proved to be too sweeping for Congress and House and Senate committees began rewriting the plan Pilot error a puts Buffalo on map Buffalo. Wyo. Apr Western airlines Pilot Lowell Ferguson May be in hot water with his employer but they love him at Quot Buffalo International a a he a the Guy who put Buffalo on the map Quot said Jim Hicks editor of the weekly Buffalo bulletin. A a he s a regular hero up Here a Ferguson made Buffalo Airport history tuesday night by giving the 3,500-population Northern Wyoming Community its first a and presumably last a commercial Jet service he thought he was Landing at his scheduled destination. polygraph exam some by Lynn Hunter news editor an expert polygraph examiner testified today that Texico water superintendent Billy Hammit was administered a lie Detector test and proved truthful when he stated he did not falsify Texico City records and did not convert any Public funds to his use the testimony was heard this morning in the fourth Day of trial for former Texico City clerk Clara Wiehl. The jury was to hear final arguments and instructions at i p m. Today before beginning their deliberations mrs Wiehl 49. Is being tried before judge Reuben Nieves in ninth judicial District court Here on 12 counts of embezzlement. 16 counts of failure to Deposit Public funds and five counts of falsifying Public records. A sixth count of falsifying Public records was dismissed wednesday on motion of District attorney Bill Bonem. Testifying this morning As a rebuttal witness for the prosecution was James l Wilson of Albuquerque a polygraph examiner and investigator for the attorney general a office in Santa be Wilson was qualified As an expert witness Wilson testified that Hammit had been asked the following two questions relating to the Texico missing funds a with regard to the Money missing Between october 1977 and March 1978, did you falsify any records to conceal that shortage Quot and a with regard to the Money missing Between october 1977 and March 1978, did you convert any of that Money to your own use a a to each question. Wilson said Hammit had replied. asked by Deputy attorney general Fred Smith if Hammit had proven truthful or deceptive Wilson said. Quot in my opinion he was truthful in each Case a a Wilson said on a numerical scoring of the test Hammit had scored a 4-11, a a very Clear indication of he said to the first question Hammit had scored a 4-5 and on the second question a 4-6 Wilson said the two questions above Are termed Quot relevant questions a by polygraph examiners which he defined As a relating to the issues of the Case or the matter to be solved a under Cross examination by defense attorney Lynn Pickard of Santa be Wilson said other questions on the test included Quot is your first name Billy a Quot is your last name Ham Mit a Quot do you intend to truthfully answer the questions about the Money missing from the clerks office a a Are you now aware that i wont ask you any a reviewed Abbio questions a Alma Nacie a besides gasoline in the Bridgeit army did you Ever take anything from any other employer Quot Quot besides what you told me about Between the Ages of 16 26, did you Ever steal on a 65-35 vote the Senate rejected an amendment by sen John Melcher d Montfort a one year moratorium on any cuts. He argued that some of the trains being scrapped Are almost full the congressional plan drafted by a House committee and approved by the full House last week does not specify Whu h trams will be eliminated but sets criteria for Amtrak to use in deciding which trains survive. The criteria Call for eliminating Long distance trains unless they carry an average of at least 150 passengers per mile and lose no More than seven cents per passenger for every mile travelled. Short haul trains would have to carry 80 passengers per mile and lose no More than nine cents while final decisions will not be made until later this year trains that might be according to of the Senate committee and scrapped estimates Commerce others Are the new a National York Kansas City the Chicago Miami a floridian Quot the Chicago Houston a alone Star a the Chicago Seattle a North coast Hiawatha Quot the Bostinto Kentucky a Hilltop per a a new York Florida train either the a Silver meteor Quot or the a Champion a and the a san Joaquin Quot a Short haul train from Bakersfield to Oakland in California. Amtrak estimates that these trains originally targeted to be eliminated would be retained under the House Senate standards the Washington Montreal a Emo Trealer a the new Yor knew Orleans Quot Southern Crescent a the Washington Chicago a Cardinal a either the a Silver meteor or the a Champion a and a Short distance train running from Las Angeles to Ogden Utah about the Quot control questions and the physiological indications of the test will reflect that concern he said if the individual is deceptive on the a relevant Quot questions he will be More psychologically concerned about the a relevant Quot questions showing less concern for the Quot control Quot questions when asked by miss Pickard about a a variables in the testing such As the consumption of alcohol or drugs. W Ilson responded. Quot they would affect the test but the drugs or alcohol would not attach themselves to just the control or relevant questions it would affect the responses to All questions i Don t like to risk having an test. I done to want to waste three hours of my time the Examinee s time and the time of the Agency wanting the . I would reschedule the test until these variables were abated Quot miss Pickard attempted to get Wilson to confirm the admissibility of verifications of an examiners test in other courts throughout the United states the prosecution objected and judge Nieves reprimanded miss Pickard a second question from miss Pickard about the admissibility of the test ended with a meeting of attorneys at the judge s Bench where miss Pickard apparently dictated an objection to the judges limiting of her questions. A third attempt to question Wilson ended with miss Pickard stating. A i guess we have no other questions Quot Wilson a testimony was intended by the state to rebut the testimony wednesday of Helen see trial on Page 2 Sheridan 35 Miles North the Boeing 737 Jet landed safely on buffaloes tiny 4,500-foot runway a where its nos gear Sank through the Asphalt it took off for Sheridan wednesday minus passengers and Ferguson who was routinely suspended pending investigation Western officials said later the Landing apparently was a a Case of mistaken identity a but it did t bother most of the 94 passengers aboard flight 44. Some like Theo Hirschfeld wanted to go to Buffalo anyway. Hirschfeld recalled thinking the 65-minute flight from Denver seemed Shorter than usual and saying. Quot hey we re in when he saw the familiar Small Airport buildings whizzing past his window others took advantage of Western hospitality while waiting to be bused to Sheridan. The Dis Angeles based airline which features in flight Champagne served Post flight Champagne and cocktails and some of the passengers helped flight attendants pour a when they started coming out of the plane it was a pretty Mellow group Quot Hicks said the people were in the Best mood Quot a few of those arriving from Sheridan to pick up friends and relatives were irritated he Saio. But most aright the spirit of the night and began enjoying themselves too Oregon state rep Bud Byers of Lebanon or heading to Sheridan for a legislative conference said most of his fellow passengers praised the Pilot for stopping the Jet on the Short runway. A at first i done to think he knew where he was but i think the Crew handled the situation pretty Well Quot Byers said. A the did a marvelous Job Quot mrs Brodock said of the Pilot a a the should be commended Quot residents of Buffalo Felt the same according to Hicks who said there was talk of sending a petition to Western airlines on Ferguson s behalf. And he said the towns cd Razy Days Celebration next week is being renamed Lowell Ferguson Days in Honor of the Man who brought Buffalo into the Jet age. Inside today classified.17-19 Clovis in brief2 co Micsio crossword4 and deaths.2 anything else a or. Ruble4 Wilson said the last two editorial.4 questions above were included entertain mental in the test As a control Erma bombeck.20 questions a which he defined As glad you asked that 15 Horosco Peio Hospital notes3 markets.2,5 a difficult to be absolutely truthful about and difficult to Wilson said the theory behind the test is that if the individual Public record2 is truthful about the Quot relevant society8 questions he will become More sports news13,14 psychologically concerned report knocks exercise test Boston apr the exercise Electrocardiogram a common part of routine physical exams is so inaccurate it has Little value in predicting whether people have heart disease a study says the report concludes that doctors can judge almost As Well whether patients have heart disease simply by noting their age and sex and whether they have Chest pain with this exam often called a stress test doctors use an electrocardiograph to record the electrical currents of the patients heart while he is walking on a Treadmill by analysing the Waves produced doctors thought they could Tell whether the patient had coronary artery disease a narrowing of the blood vessels that feed the heart. This disease can Lead to heart attack and crippling heart pain. In their study the researchers found that test results indicating heart trouble turned out to be false alarms 54 percent of the time among women and 12 percent among men. The study was conducted at University Hospital in Boston and published in today a new England journal of Medicine. The report was based on a review of 2,045 people who participated in a nationwide study sponsored by the National heart lung and blood Institute. The patients were first Given exercise electrocardiograms. Then the results of those tests were checked by a More detailed method involving the injection of Dye into the heart based on statistics doctors know that a Man who complains of Chest pain has an 89 percent Chance of having heart disease or Thomas j Ryan one of the researchers said for those suffering Chest pain a poor showing on the stress test adds Little to what a doctor already knows about the patient s chances for heart disease on the other hand if the patient passes the stress test doctors should ignore it because there is a Large Chance the test is inaccurate among people who statistically have a Low Chance of developing this disease the doctors said a poor showing on the stress test is Apt to be false while a Good result Only confirms what the physician already suspects until now Ryan said a the stress test has been a Glamour item Quot among doctors. A this is a message mostly for practising doctors to be mindful that the original enthusiasm for the exercise stress test As being diagnostic of coronary artery disease has limitations Quot Ryan said in an interview. Ryan said doctors should not give up using the stress test since it is still useful for checking other coronary problems such As irregular heartbeat. He said patients should not be totally reassured or greatly alarmed by the results of their stress tests. A amp Phat a. I
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