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Denton Record Chronicle (Newspaper) - March 10, 1974, Denton, Texas A Iii fila Cantar inc. Sult crw we we i Creighton. Oru win in Denton a Mcaa regional a details Ospa a i Denton record chronicle number one at the top of the Golden Triangle hot year of daily service a no. Is Denton. Texas. Is n Day morning. March to. 1��74 04 pages in 5 sections ten cents is cents sunday lakes nearer reality by John Vav. Moody City editor the Long awaited North lakes project appears about to finally get off. Or More accurately on the ground this prediction has been made at least once a year for the last couple of years but for once the forecast looks like it s going to hold water. The Denton Board of education is expected to make a decision at its next meeting on whether or not to sell land for the project. The Board meets tuesday at 7 a in in Congress Junior High school Library. City manager Jim White in a respond to a question from the Denton City Council and Denton planning and zoning commission said that a Large portion of the remaining land already has been purchased Quot we have acquired the Rayzor properties which was the biggest portion. He said White added that the plans have born modified somewhat to make a savings in costs he also said that after final acquisition the City w ill be in Contact w Ith officials of the soil conservation service the project itself has been on the books since 1971 and is in cooperation w Ith the soil conservation service which is to build the dams the lakes Are considered a major solution in control of drainage in some areas of the City. A major step was taken toward the end of 1972 when the City issued certificates of obligation for Purchase of approximately 43 acres of land owned by j Vav Scott two lakes figure in the construction one is projected As containing about la acres and the other about 14 acres crowd jeers at seven watergate defendants plead innocent by Clay i till hards Washington up a seven former members of president Nixon sinner Circle marched grimly through a jeering crowd outside . District court saturday and pleaded innocent to criminal charges in the cover up of the watergate scandal two of them former White House aides John d. Ehrlichman and Charlesw Colson also pleaded innocent to separate charges stemming from the 1971 Kilsberg break in in Ehrlichmann Scase the combined charges carry a maximum penalty of 60 years in prison and $95,000 in fines. Shouts of a a sing Heil Quot and Quot i Hope you get 30 years Quot greeted former attorney general John n. Mitchell As he arrived by taxi for the late morning arraignment before . District judge John j. Sirica All seven defendants indicted by the watergate grand jury eight Days ago said nothing during the seven minute ceremony except to respond a not guilty Quot in loud Clear voices when each of their names was read by the court clerk Sirica released the seven on personal bored and routinely ordered them to surrender their passports ask his permission if they wish to leave the country and keep him informed of their whereabouts. He set May i for hearing pretrial motions by any defendant who might seek another trial location move to have the charges dropped or take any other Legal Steps before the cover up trial begins sept 9. Pleading innocent besides Ehrlichman Colson and Mitchell were former White House chief of staff h k Haldeman former assistant attorney general Robert c. Mardian former Haldeman aide Gordon c. Strachan and former Nixon Campaign committee lawyer Kenneth w. Parkinson All seven were charged with conspiracy in the cover up and All but Mardian were indicted for obstruction of Justice. In addition Ehrlichman Haldeman Mitchell and Strachan were charged with lying to Federal investigators. Ehrlichman and Colson took the occasion to plead innocent to separate conspiracy charges in connection with the break in at the Beverly Hills calif., office of Daniel Ellsberg a psychiatrist. In the cover up Case alone Mitchell faces a maximum of 35 years in prison and $47,000 in fines Haldeman 30 years and $21,000 Ehrlichman. 30 years und $45,000 Colson to years and $10,000, Mardian 5 years and $5,000 Strachan 20 years and $25,000 and Parkinson to years and $10, xxx. Streaking color it bizarre by Karen Yates staff writer what makes a Streaker run a a i Haven to the foggiest notion a said or. Leonard Benson chairman of the sociology and anthropology department at North Texas state University. Quot i suppose there is still a certain Shock value in nudity plus the fact that they Are running. It s bizarre. A also we re living in times when people have so Many worries in reality a they need to get into some sort of fantasy Quot or Benson continued. Quot i guess its just one of those fads that comes along every once in a students at Etsu have adopted the newest Campus activity enthusiastically. Streakers have darted past dormitories Between classroom buildings and thursday night across the stage of the main auditorium before fellow students who were watching a school sponsored movie. Boredom has contributed in part to the popularity of streaking according to or. I Arry Schneider acting director of the Etsu Center for psychological services. A there is nothing on Campus at the moment like protests to keep students occupied Quot he said. A i suppose some Are doing it for the excitement. Streaking is just a fad that seems to have caught people s interest or a generally i find it amusing and entertaining Quot said or. Wes Wenrich of the Etsu psychology faculty. A streaking is a regression to the Days of goldfish swallowing and phone Booth stuffing its certainly better than people being shot on Campus or burning there Are really no a hidden psychological dynamics Quot to streaking or Wenrich added. A it s Spring and they College students want to do something running around nude is dramatic. I would guess that next someone will try to Streak some major police compound just to see who can get the Quot the main thing to remember is there be streakers if there weren to watchers Quot said or. Joel Butler chairman of the Etsu psychology department. A there is i think a certain amount of voyeurism a on the part of the onlookers. Regarding the streakers themselves or. Butler feels they get a sort of a vicarious gratification from observing other people s reactions. It generates excitement fear boldness and in the Case of male streakers an affirmation of Defiance of authority and a decrease in sensitivity about nudity Are factors that have contributed to the sudden popularity of the naked runners or. Butler added. Quot psychologically speaking. I doubt streaking is harmful but it does indicate an exhibitionists Quality in the he said. Whether streakers Are bizarre exciting amusing or exhibitionists their numbers Are increasing every Day and the places they choose for their nude dashes Are moving off Campus and into state capitols Public Parks and air planes. In Austin saturday a Streaker wearing Tennis shoes an Orange baseball Cap and cloth mask gave Walter Cronkite and lady Bird Johnson a first hand View of the fad. Cronkite giving a speech in the lbs Library auditorium after receiving an outstanding achievement award from the University of Texas blushed while mrs. Johnson laughed witnesses said. After dashing within 12 feet of the speakers platform the unidentified Streaker was dragged from the room by two Security men. Good morning Index Appeal Likely jury upholds will amusements re business news 8b classified 7-12c comics so crossword Puzzle he or. Lester Coleman 7 a editorials 6-7b Helen help is id Horoscope Iii lifestyle i-7d Kaleidoscope Joa movie marquee he news summary 2 a outdoor news pc Panorama a regional news 1-3b seek amp find he sports 1-6c by Marilyn Gary regional editor Decatur a a District court jury a decision upholding the Validity of a will on an estate that could be Worth As much As $1 million will Likely be appealed to a higher court. Appeal proceedings already had been filed in the event the jury a decision was not favourable to the contestants of the will Rex Freeland of san Antonio one of the will s contestants said. The jury decision Friday upholding the Validity of the two Page will of Ruth Cole of Paradise was in concurrence with the decision made by Wise county judge John Winder in an october hearing. Winder s decision was appealed to the 235th District court. By voting unanimously in favor of mrs. Coleus will As it stands the jury refuted the allegations made by Freeland his brother Earl Freeland of Independence mo., and sister mrs Ruth gee of Gainesville that portions of the second Page of the will were forged and that the second Page was not intended to be part of the will. The three contestants Are children of the will a principal heir mrs. Laura Freeland of Gainesville who died in december while the will was still in probate. The contestants claim the Date and paragraph number were forged on the second Page to make it appear that the second Page was a continuation of the first. Attorney Richard Stark of Gainesville representing the Freeland children suggested the executor of the will Thomas p. Reed a Nephew of mrs. Cole was responsible for the alleged forgery. There were two other wills presented the District court Case that were written by mrs. Cole with the same wording As the will in probate. On the Back of one of these two was wording identical to the second Page in question. Both were presented into evidence by Stark. See will is. Page 2a staff photo by Jim Mahoney fun in Power failure there Are not Many who can find a use for a Power Lawnmower without a motor but Craig and Scott Pearce found a Way. The identical twins were caught by the camera while cutting Down Oak Street. Weather bad checks burning local businessmen Denton and Vicinity heavy rate and turning colder sunday. Clearing and colder sunday night fair and Cool monday High sunday 55 to 65. Low sunday night 35 to 47 High monday 50 to 62 weather report High saturday 7 Low saturday 64 High year ago 70 Low your ago a Sun sets today 7 31 pm. Rises monday at 7 44 . Rainfall last 24 hours to Normal for month 2.51 total for month i total for your 2 30 last year to Date 70 sch Mil Floyd Hamlett ambulance. Phones 382-2214 and 387-6300. The Denton record chronicle classified ads get the Hest results by Dami Lewis assistant City editor police department records Don t show but there is a hidden form of theft bouncing near the $2 million Mark in Denton and hundreds of local residents Are involved countless times each Day. Dent nites write checks to local businesses for merchandise or hard Cash without having Money in their Banks to cover them. Some manage to beat the checks Back to their Hanks with Deposit but Many done to and their Handiwork becomes classified As Quot hot Quot. Technically they Are committing theft by false pretext almost every businessman will readily admit to being stung frequently by hot checks but pinning Down the actual number written is difficult at Best available figures however show there were Between 70.000 and 190,000 bad checks written locally last year. The lower figure comes from county dist attorney John Lawhon. Whose office prosecutes hot Check cases found to be a collectable by Denton county merchants. Lawhon says his office handled some 10.0 h hot checks last year and he believes that figure represents Only 10-15 per cent of the total written throughout the county. Figures provided by Denton a four Banks show an even greater number of hot checks. Together the Banks handle an average of 525 bad checks each Day for a total just Over 190,000 during a year. Putting a Dollar figure on the hot checks of course also is difficult but Lawhon said each of those handled by his office averages about $10 and so. With a possible Price tag of $1 9 million on it the Denton hot Check problem starts to come into focus nobody knows it better than local businessmen who have to spend time and Money trying to Trace Down hot Check writers a even when it s possible special report see related Story on Page xxx they la never see their Money according to several Denton merchants. From one third to half of the goods bought in their stores Are paid for with checks. Those percentages themselves result in a Large number of hot checks. A with this tremendous number of checks and the increased use of Lawhon said a a a there Are just going to be a certain number of them while some Denton businesses will not Lake checks a Many eating establishments refuse to accept payment through them a hic majority of local merchants will and As a result of the High occurrence of hot checks most have strict i procedures for employees to follow before accepting Check payment identification of the person writing the Check usually through a Drivers License is one Standard requirement of virtually every business accepting checks but Many stores have additional policies for Check cashing Al Gibsons discount Center for example a second identification is required and College students must show their student id cards. Out of state checks Are rejected manager Bill Anderson said Sears also requires two identifications a and we Are particularly careful on checks on out of town Banks and when the person does not have a Good local address a Sears assistant manager Parker Blair said. J c Penney asks for one identification before taking a Check and requires the name of tho employee who accepts it As Well As the merchandise purchased to be written on la ack of the Check manager Charles Swann said. And at the Avenue c buddies supermarket. Persons wanting to Exchange a Check for Cash must have a local Bank and local address on their Driver s licenses according to manager Albert Cox out of Tow n checks Are accepted on purchases however. The buddies store changed its Check cashing policy on Jan 9 after it took in hot checks totalling $5,100 in nine Days. The new policy was adopted in an attempt to Stop hot Check writers from North Texas state University. Since the change. Cox said bad personal checks have become a almost College students also have caused Many problems for other businesses. Anderson said the majority of his hot chocks come from College students while Blair said the fact that Denton is a College town leads to a a multitude of insufficient checks at Sears. See hot checks Page a

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