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Brownwood, Texas
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Wednesday, May 8, 1974
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Sfdfe fhrows out 2nd Favor cose BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) The state will not prosecute former Texas rodeo star Jack Favor on the second of two murder charges against him, a state attorney says. A jury found favor Innocent last month of the 1964 murder of Mrs. W.R. Richey of Haughton, La. He was scheduled for later trial on a second charge In connection with the murder of her husband. Originally found guilty of both murders in 1967, Favor won new trials after charging collusion between officials and Floyd E. Cumbey, a key witness in the trial. The bizarre case involved the mysterious release from custody of Cumbey across the Texas state line after he testified against Favor. State Ally. Graves Thomas Tuesday told a reporter that the decision to dismiss the second charge against Favor was made last Thursday by Louisiana Atty. Gen. William Guste and members of his staff. It was decided that trying Favor on the second charge might be contrary to recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings establishing renewed guarantees against double jeopardy, Thomas said. The law says a person cannot be tried twice for the same crime. "The issue is not whether Favor killed Mr. or Mrs. Richey but whether or not he was Involved in the crime at all," Thomas said. "Since a Jury has determined that he was not Involved, prosecuting him on the second charge might be contrary to U.S. Supreme Court rulings on double Jeopardy." Longtime R-Star teacher retires RISING STAR - Mrs. C. A. Claborn of Rising Star, a school teacher here since 1944, has announced her retirement this year, Mrs. Claborn is a graduate of Santa Anna High School and Howard Payne College, and received a masters degree from Hardin-Slmmons University. She had accumulated 42 years of teaching in her career within only three different school systems — Rising Star, Crosbyton and Okra, where she first taught. She was presented an appreciation award by the Rising Star chamber of commerce in 1967. Mrs. Claborn was honored at a faculty dinner party at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Childres recently. ARTY WORK - Some of the tint place winners from the Bro wnwood High School art show display their winning exhibits. From left to right are Craig Campbell, sophomore with a batik entitled, "Man." The exhibit won a ribbon; Debbie Godfrey, sophomore, acrylic paint on glass, first place; and Bobby Adams, senior, first place in oil painting. (Bulletin Photo) Granddaddy dust storms more like 'wall of earth' By ROBERT E. FORD Associated Press Writer It came to our attention recently that there are young people In Texas, even West Texas, who never have seen a granddaddy dust storm. We're not talking about one of those piddling little things that starts with a touch of red in the sky and finally creates a minor haze in which you can see as far as half a block. This shocking lack of education among our young was brought forcefully to mind when we started passing around a new book, "One Short Sleep Past." It is by David L. Nail and published by the Staked Plains Press In Canyon. It is "A Profile of Amarillo in the 30s," as the subtitle suggests. It centers heavily on the suffering of the Depression and the Dust Bowl of that period although the two were not related, Yet, "occurring as it did during the great Depression, the Dust Bowl added insult to injury," writes Nail, who grew up In Amarillo and now is assistant dean of students at Texas Tech University. Nail Includes some pictures of an honest, man-sized dust storm. These did not begin as haze. You saw them first as a black, low cloud on the horizon. As they moved toward you, they rose to a little height, but not until they were upon you did they fill the sky. It was like a wall of earth moving forward at a great pace, and when it struck it felt like it. It blotted out objects a few feet away In an Instant. Bright days turned into midnight In the blink of an eye. People choked and coughed. Some got lost as If in a dense fog. Nail tells with a straight face a s(ory about a cockfight under way when a dust storm hit. One rooster was blown into the next county, thereby voiding all bets. The other contestant had all his feathers stripped off. People told of passing a prairie dog town during a particularly stiff breeze and finding all the earth blown away from the burrows and the holes sticking straight up. Some people found a cowboy hat on the ground and picked it up. They found a cowboy's head under it. They asked the cowpoke how he was and he said all right, but he figured the horse he was sitting on was getting restless. The housewife suffered as well as men in open fields. No home was proof against the dust and sand. A walk across the living room or hall or anywhere in a house resulted puffs of dust from footsteps. Dust streamed through unseen cracks around doors and windows. Some persons reached the Pentagon out of S. Viet aid funds WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon has spent all of its al- loted military aid money for South Vietnam, forcing revision or cancellation of some munitions contracts and a likely sus- , pension of U.S. military help for the Saigon government for the next two months, While Pentagon officials were stung by the Senate's rejection of $266 million in additional military aid for South Vietnam, they are even more fearful the Congress will make deeper cuts in the same aid request for the coming fiscal year, In a surprising, successful fight led by Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., the Senate voted 43 to 38 Monday to limit U.S. aid to Vietnam to a previously established 11.126 billion ceiling. The vote caused Secretary of Defense James R, Schlesinger to order a series of emergency meetings to decide how to react. Pentagon sources indicated S-Anno PTO «•«$ bak«d goodi $olt SANTA ANNA (BBC) Homemade cakes and pies will be on sale from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday by members of the Santa Anna PTO in the downtown area. Parents of children unable to donate baked goods are asked to furnish a book of trading stamps. The next meeting of the PTO will be May 16 at the kindergarten's graduation exercises. American shipments to Saigon probably would be held up through the end of the fiscal year to remain in compliance with the Senate cutoff. At the White House, Deputy Press Secretary Gerald L. Warren said top Nixon administration officials were "deeply disappointed" in the Senate vote, He predicted the congressional cutoff would result in a military Imbalance in Vietnam as a result of continued heavy infiltration of troops and equipment by the North Vietnamese into South Vietnam. Though Warren indicated attempts may be made again to raise the aid ceiling, Pentagon sources said no attempt would be made to influence a conference committee of House and Senate members who might consider it again. Instead, said Pentagon officials, the chief worry is salvaging a $1.6 billion Vietnam aid ceiling for the new fiscal year starting July 1. The House Armed Services Committee already has lopped off $200,000 of that figure, indicating that any attempts for a substantial military support program for the Saigon government will have trouble in the Congress. Between now and July 1, Pentagon sources said, all categories of military aid to South Vietnam, particularly artillery rounds, would come under scrutiny. Some arms or ammunition purchases might be diverted in other aid programs to countries such as Korea or Israel. relative comfort and safety of their homes by guiding themselves hand over hand along barbed wire fences. One at the heroes of the Depression and dust days was Gene Howe, editor and publisher of the Amarillo Globe who is widely quoted in "One Short Sleep Past." Howe wrote a column called Old Tack, a shortening of his literary pseudonym, Kernel Erasmus R. Tack. But everyone knew who Tack was. Howe looked on the brighter side of dust storms by declaring it was a scientific fact that they contained vitamin K, which had the miraculous power to make people robust. Certainly anyone who lived through a few of the bad ones was robust. It he wasn't he perished. The editor once wrote, according to Nail, that "the sandstorm we had Tuesday afternoon was an old timer. The dust was sort of clean and sandy and it didn't stick." "Personally, "Ho we wrote, "I really enjoyed the sandstorm ... and stayed out In it all afternoon." Probably the current world authority on dust storms or sandstorms—most people use the terms interchangeably—Is D. W. Fryrear of the Agriculture Department's Big Spring, Tex., Field Station. Called him to find out why we IT RAINED GOTTA MOW LAWN MOWERS GALORE 16 MODELS TO CHOOSE FROM PRICES $ START AT,... 44 COME BY OR CALL. Brownwood Bulletin W»dn»»doy, May 8, 1*74 Latest White House stand may end up in high court don't have any or many real granddaddy dust storms any more. The question had been nagging at him, too. He hasn't determined the cause scientifically yet, Fryrear said. • But he has a theory. He said he believes that the bad ones were clouds of mostly fine particles. And over the years, a large part of these fine particles have blown away. "As I look at our soil, that is very possibly what has happened," said Fryrear. "It takes a long time, many, many years, to build the fine particles back up," he said. "This land has been subject to erosion for 50 years. It is quite possible we have lost a large percentage of fine material out of the soil." Earlier this year, Fryrear used scientific formulas to predict that Texas will have 78 day s of blowing dust this season. As of a couple of weeks ago, he had counted 31—including a stretch when there were seven storms in eight days. He still believes we probably will reach our goal if we really put our hearts into it. When America sends its first men to Mars, they had better send some real oldtlmer West Texans who know how to handle themselves in a little dust. By HARRY F. ROSKNTHAL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - The newest White House stand against yielding subpoenaed tape recordings looks like a replay of last year's battle In the courts. But this time It may end up In the Supreme Court. I>ast year's drama moved through the U.S. District Court, then the U.S. Court of Appeals before the White House suddenly reversed its stand and yielded. It cost Archibald Cox his Job as special Watergate prosecutor, led to the resignations of the attorney general and his deputy and stirred Impeachment talk. The current revival, also Involving a subpoena against President Nixon for Watergate tapes, has a new presidential lawyer and a new prosecutor In the starring roles. James 0. St. Clalr, the Boston trial attorney who replaced constitutional scholar Charles Alan Wright at the White House, announced Tuesday that "the President decided we would not be willing to come to an accommodation on that matter and it will be pressed." He was talking about White House efforts to quash the sixth of the subpoena series ngnlnst the President—this one demanding tapes to be used ns evidence in the Watergate cover-up trial next September. Cox's successor, l<eon Ja- worskl-nlso a skilled trial lawyer —had foreseen the possibility of such a move in his original request to U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica for court backing. He said ho was asking the subpoena far In advance of trial so that any protracted court fight wouldn't result in a delay. St. Clalr, too, signaled his intention to carry on the fight In his motion to stop the subpoena, referring to the possibility of "going to a court In which Nixon v. Sirica Is not a controlling precedent." The case he referred to was last year's decision by Sirica that the subpoenaed tapes be offered for his review, so that only pertinent matters would go to the grand jury, Sirica was upheld by the appeals court. The next step then was the Supreme Court. When it came to a showdown the President surrendered. With that in mind, St. Clalr was asked whether the current hard-line stance would take the matter to the Supreme Court. "I think It Is foolhardy on the part of anyone, particularly a lawyer, to say what he would do under circumstances which may be some time In the future," sflld St. Clalr. There Is a basic difference In the Cox subpoena of July 1973 nnd the current Jaworskl demand. Ijtst year Die subpoena was for evidence to be taken to the grand Jury. This one Involves evidence to be used against and for the defendants, such as H. R. Haldcman and John D. Eh- rllchman, who were once Nixon's closest aides. Jaworskl delayed his response to the motion to quash because the White House nsked for more time to try to work things out amicably. It Is certain he'll claim he can make « compelling showing of need. If Judge Sirica agrees, the case will be rushed to the court of appeals and decided there quickly enough so that a further appeal can be made to the Supreme Court before It recesses In June. 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