Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas
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PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 13, 1974—SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY + lc State SMcs TiiX-Jwocfrllrf frits^^Jaworski Resigns Prosecutor Post
By RONALD M. ROTHBERG Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -Leon Jaworski resigned Saturday as special Watergate prosecutor, saying the investigations which have led to the resignation of President Rich
ard M. Nixon and the indictment of his top aides were nearly complete.
In one of two letters to Atty. Gen. William B. Saxbe, Ja-worski emphatically rejected suggestions that he try to indict Nixon as a means of chal
lenging the legality of the pardon granted the former president by President Ford.
Without specifying who had made such suggestions, Jaworski wrote to Saxbe-.
"I think it proper that I express to you my views on this
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Angry Israelis Demonstrate During Visit by Kissinger
By BARRY SCHWEID shouting “Kissinger go the Jewish protesters with
Associated Press Writer home.'’ clubs.
JERUSALEM (AP) —Sc* Kissinger had jus* conc’u led The shouting crowd, most of
cretary of State Henry A. his- his first conference with Ra- them wearing the white skull-
singer met with Yitzhak Rabin bin since arriving in Jerusa- caps that identify religious
at the Israeli prime minister's lem on his latest Mideast Jews, waved a placard bear-
home Saturday, leaving mo- peace trip and had taken off jng the words “Kissinger —
ments before hundreds of ar- in a bulletproof limousine. He burn oil not Jews.”
gry Israeli demonstrators did not see police as they Hours before Kissinger flew
smashed through police Mnes shoved back and hit some of to jerusalem from Jordan on
the fourth day of his trip, Is-I raeli security sources reported
inside looay at least five Arab guerrillas
slipped across the Lebanese
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Merkel Mayor to Jog for Donations
MERKEL (RNS)—Mayor Lou David Allen has agreed to push his physical ability to the limit in the hope of raising money to build a softball park for Merkel area teenagers.
Allen, 33, will jog the nine miles from Tye to Merkel if Merkel residents will donate $500 to the Baseball Project Fund.
Donation containers have
been placed in Merkel businesses and contributions to the fund may also be mailed to the Farmers and Merchants National Bank.
Contributions will be counted each week and the results registered on a thermometer constructed by the project committee on the old telephone building in downtown Merkel.
Allen’s marathon jog will be scheduled only if and when the $500 is collected.
“It’s a real tough deal to run that far,” the mayor said. “I know I can do it but it will be a challenge.”
He said he jogs about two miles several times a week and calls himself “in good physical shape.”
J. C. Carson is project chairman.
subject to dispel any thought that there may be some relation between my resignation and that issue.”
“For me to procure an indictment of Richard M. Nixon for the sole purpose of generating a purported court test on the legality of the pardon would constitute a spurious proceeding in which I had no faith; in fact, it would be tantamount to unprofessional conduct and violative of my responsibility as prosecutor and officer of the court.”
Jaworski submitted his resignation effective Oct. 25.
The 69-year-old Texas lawyer sent the letters to Saxbe the day after a jury was seated in the trial of five former Nixon administration and campaign aides charged with having conspired to block the investigation of the Watergate break-in.
He told Saxbe that with the start of that trial his staff “is beginning to address itself to the completion of remaining investigations and to such prosecutions as are still to be conducted.
“The bulk of the work entrusted to the care of this office having been discharged. I am confident that such of our responsibilities as remain unfulfilled can well be completed under the leadership of another special prosecutor.” Jaworski recommended Henry S. Ruth, deputy special
prosecutor, to be his successor.
Jaworski, a senior partner in a Houston, Tex., law' firm that is fourth largest in the nation, has never made any secret of his wish to return to Texas as soon as his work was done.
“ITI tell you that I'm certainly not going to stay with it any longer than I’m needed,'’ he said in one interview.
Neither the White House or the Justice Department had any immediate comment on Jaworski's resignation. John J. Wilson, attorney for H.R. Haldeman, former White House staff chief and a defendant in the cover-up trial, called Jaworski “a fine gentleman. He's a good lawyer. He’s always treated us very fairly.”
Jaworski was named special prosecutor on Nov. I, 1973, and sworn in four days later.
It was a turbulent time in the Nixon administration.
On Oct. 20. Nixon ordered Atty. Gen. Elliot L. Richardson to (ire Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox for his refusal to diop efforts to enforce a subpoena demanding tapes of nine Watergate conversations.
Richardson resigned rather than obey the presidential order. His deupty, William D Ruckelshaus, also resigned. Finally, Solicitor General Robert H. Bork, as acting attorney general, carried out the President’s order.
But the public outcry prompted House leaders to begin an investigation into whether there were grounds for the impeachment for Nixon. Ten months later, the House Judiciary Committee did recommend Nixon's impeachment. Three days after Cox was fired, Nixon agreed to give U.S. District Judge
John J. Sirica the subpoenaed tapes. It soon was discovered that two did not exist and thai a third contained an lS^-min-ute gap.
Jaworski took over command of a staft of 38 lawyers many of whom were suspicious of the Texas Democrat with close ties to Lyndon B.
See JAWORSKI, Pg. ISA, Col. I
Producers Call Off Slaughter
STEPHENVILLE. Tex. (AP) —Texas cattlemen and dairymen Saturday night called off their planned slaughter of calves.
James Traweek, president Of the Cross Timbers Milk and Beef Producers Association here said cattle and dairy producer groups in Nacogdoches and Sulphur Springs would join in his group’s decision to call off the planned protest slaughter.
“We have achieved the benefits of the planned sacrifice of some of our livestock and withdraw this plan of action,” the group said in a resolution accepted here.
T ra week also announced that Monday’s meeting with U.S. Agriculture Department undersecretary Phil J. Camp
bell had been postponed until
Campbell had indicated to the cattlemen that he would meet with them and Rep. W.R. Poage, D-Tex. Poage was held up by the extended session of Congress.
The cattle producers had threatened to destroy beef dairy calves to protest rising feed grain costs and depressed market prices of beef and dairy products.
The cattlemen at Stephenville contacted group at Nacogdoches and Sulphur Springs to notify them of their cancellation of the protest. The other groups agreed to join them in withdrawing their threats of mass calf slaughters.
Weatherbeaten and deteriorating after about 70 restored by a group of ex-Eskotians who meet there each years of use, the Eskota Methodist Church may be year. (Staff Photo by Don Blakleyi
Old Church to Get New Breath of Life
Bv ANN FLORES Reporter-News Staff Writer
Its floors slope, the roof leaks and its walls bear the scars of woodpeckers and weather, but the Eskota Methodist Church is still standing and its future is looking up.
Reflecting the fate of the community it once served, the old church stands abandoned in a field of scrub brush — one of the only remnants of the railroad town which now has a population of eight.
Earlier this century when Eskota had its own school, post office, bank and hotels, about a hundred people of all denominations attended weekly services at the church.
BUILT AROUND 1906, the church once housed classes before Eskota School was built and until recently served as the local voting place.
Worshippers haven't gathered there in 20 years or more. Attendance died out with the population after the Eskota School consolidated with Sweetwater and the Eskota post office was closed during the Eisenhower Administration.
But the pews still get annual wear from a group of ex-residents, the Eskota Homecoming Assn., who decided last year that the deteriorating strut -ture needs a major facelift.
Their first task was to obtain the deed from the Methodist Church and this June the Northwest Texas Annual Conference obliged the group.
This month a building fund was established at Home State Bank in Trent — the town originally intended to boar the name Eskota — and $320 has been contributed.
Next step toward reviving the dying building is to contact the Texas Historical Commission for procedures on having the church declared a historical site.
The extent of renovation allow able depends on the advice of the comm lesion, Homecoming Assn. President Leonard Hopper of Abilene said.
CERTAIN TO be needed are a new roof, new sheet rock tor the inside walls and ceiling, new window glass and facings and a paint job.
Because “the sands of time have seined and let the building sag.” the floors need to be leveled, also. Hopper
Principal reason for undertaking the restoration project is the need of a suitable meeting place for the exes.
“It just can’t be used any more the way it is," Hopper's wife, an Eskota native, explained. ‘ And there’s just not another building readily available.”
Sentiment, though, plays a big part.
“The church holds a lot of fond memories. It means a lot to many of us,” she reflected.
After restoration, the church may become a community center.
BUT EVEN after restoration, strains of invigorating old hymns and admonitions of fundamentalist preachers may never again resound in the church on a weekly basis.
But at least once a sear, it will come to life with the laughter and talk of dozens of ex-Eskotians returning to their hometown and the ok! meeting place to recapture a little of the past they still cherish.