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2 MMPA OAIIY NIWS I'AMt'A. TEXAS ««th YEAR Tuesday, June 13, 1972 Some Of Smith's Appointees May Lose Top State Posts AUSTIN, Tex. (AP)-A mutual agreement between Gov. Preston Smith and Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes to lay off Senate consideration of Smith's appointees apparently has expired and some could lose the state jobs which Smith gave them. They include Secretary of State Bob Bullock, who has bitterly criticized Barnes on numerous occasions, and Insurance board chairman Larry Teaver. Both were appointed by the governor Sept. 1, 1971, but have not been confirmed by the Senate. Bullock makes $28,000 a year and Teaver $25,000. The governor told newsmen Monday he would send such "controversial" appointments as Bullock, Teaver and Vending Commission chairman Raymond Williams of Dallas to the Senate Wednesday, the first day of the special legislative session called to pass a oneyear spending bill for state government. The governor said he expected the Senate to "single them out" for full-scale pulbic hearings. Sen. Chet Brooks of Pasadena has said he will block the appointment of another vending commissioner, L. C. Butler, who lives In Brooks' senatorial district, because of Butler's "interlocking business relation- ships with four other members of the commission." A single senator traditionally has the power to block any appointee from his district. Texas Republicans claim the commission "may be one of the hottest political potatoes to land in Gov. Smith's lap since the stock scandals which broke on inauguration day" in January 1971. Brooks said he thought Smith would "welcome" rejection of several of the six members he appointed to the commission last August. Two appointees to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, Joe Fulton of Lubbock and Max Thomas of Dallas, also may be grilled extensively because of their votes to block a 30-mile nature trail north of San Antonio. The commission turned down the project in January on a 33 vote. "I'm going to recommend that the Senate take a long hard look at them, when the come up for confirmation," said Sen. Don Kennard of Fort Worth. The controversial nominations and other appointees could have been considered at the March 28 special session, but Smith and Barnes met at the governor's mansion on Sunday morning before the session started Tuesday and worked out a truce. They were both candidates for governor in the May 6 Democratic Party primary and, a source said, "they wanted to prevent a big, nasty fight" over appointments before the election. They agreed if the legislature could pass a primary election financing bill and a proposal to comply with federal highway beautification guidelines in less than 10 days, they would put off the appointments until the next special session. If the session lasted longer than 10 days, they felt they would have to consider the appointments because of constitutional requirements. The legislature finished its work in three days and went home, putting off the appointment battle. Smith and Barnes were both defeated in the May 6 election, however, and, as lame ducks, do not have as much to lose in an all-out fight now. Bullock admits "my chances aren't good. Barnes should be able to muster 11 votes," which would be the two-thirds necessary to reject an appointment. Criticism of Williams, the juke box magnate and a major contributor to Smith's 1970 reelection, center around his widespread investments in the vending machine business. Two Pan American U. Athletes Acquitted Of Assault Charges EDINBURG, Tex. (AP) Emotions ran high and there were few dry eyes in the courtroom Monday as a jury acquitted two Pan American University basketball players on rape charges. Reese Stovall, 21, of San Antonio, and Leo Tolin, 22. of Detroit, Mich., the team's leading scorers, were being tried in 92nd District Court here on charges of raping a university coed from Laredo. The noisy, chattering crowd grew suddenly silent as Dist. Court Judge Darrell Hester was handed the verdict from the jury of seven women and five men. The jury had deliberated one hour and 39 minutes. Applause rang through the courtroom and there were shouts of tearful glee as the "not guilty" verdict was read. Even the shouting of bailiffs and the pounding of a gavel failed to completely silence the crowd. "Thank you very much. You make the system work," said defense lawyer Craig Washington of Houston as he tearfully waved his arms at the jury. Several of the jurors wept before they filed from the courtroom. Hidalgo County Dist. Atty. Oscar Mclnnis, who earlier urged the jury to find the men guilty, was not in the courtroom when the verdict was read. Mclnnis had called nine witnesses in the two and a half days of testimony. Describing the two basketball players as "privileged charac- Stovk Market Quotations Tkt f«ll«wl»| Him. Ckki|o EichtiM ll»« citlk liilvrci ire furnlikttf by li« AvirlU* •Nkti ol Merrill, Lynch. Pbrct. ters," Mclnnis told the jury "I don't believe the people's morals have sunk so low that you'll put the stamp of approval on this sort of thing." "This is your county—your university. We'll have the kind of university you want," Mclnnis said. Washington inserted the racial issue into the case in his closing arguments. "Would you be here if that had been a black girl in bed and two white guys?" he asked. Stella Kramer, 19, the alleged victim, testified she was raped by Stovall and Tolin and at least four other persons Jan. 17,1972. She said she was lured to Stovall's dormitory room on the pretext that Stovall was going to teach her to play pool. She also testified later that she asked Stovall to walk her to her dormitory because she was "afraid." She said Stovall agreed to do so. "What rapist in his right mind would walk the victim home," Washington said. Pointing out that the alleged victim did not report the incident until she was called before dean of women Bonnie Powers more than a month later, Washington said "she reported it when she was in a corner." "You know what happened here—Miss Kramer got caught with her hand in the cookie jar," Washington said. "She was found out. She had two choices—either admit it and get sent home or charge Reese Stovall and Leo Tolin with rape," Washington said. "I think it was a very fair trial, a just verdict and justice has been served," head basketball coach Sam Williams said. Williams, who attended eve'ry session of the trial, said no final decision has been made on whether Stovall and Tolin will return to play basketball for Pan American next season. C-C Winning Units To Be Given Prizes Presentation of prizes to winning teams in the recent Chamber of Commerce membership campaign will feature the monthly membership meeting of the chamber Monday, June 26, in the Coronado Inn Starlight Room. The presentations will be made by Newt Secrest, chamber finance director. Other program features will include reports scheduled during the remainder of the summer. Luncheon reservations may be made by calling the chamber off ice at 669-3241. Obituaries Ctott OMB Hlfk Low tail i.n U.7I U.M Pr«r. rtk. M.M Mil April U7T U.M MM li.M 11.71 J«M M.M H.n M.M M.ll MM Aiu M.M M.M M.tT MM M.ll OcT. M.M M.M M.M M.M M.ll Dw. M.il M.M M.M M.M M.M Tkc (cltowlii II a.m. irala quotation art (vralakt** ky Wktckr Grata ol Panpa. Vital .......................... II.MBy. Mil* ............................. II.Mcw» Tkc fell«wln« quotation ikon lk< raafc •Hkla wkkk IMM Hcurltlci could kavc k*ta Ira***' at Ike lint of compilation. Anarti ...................... 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" Ikt U> SuJ*r«OlltlMlMi SiiSaftfOUttlfwJtrMir lMilk>MM» Pi*Ue fcrifct 3«C Tti»c« U .1. MS I IS ' Sl-BSCRIPTI()N RATES (The Mauipa Dailm\ Bv carrier in Pampa and RTZJ1.75 per inunlli. »5.25 per 3 months |!050ufr6moiilhs.»2l.00peryear Bv moli>rroulfjl.75per inomh. Bj mail in HTX U3 per year. By mat mail outside HTX, JI950 per y«a and KTZ Single copy lOcenlsdai . 15 ceiils Sunday Published daily eiu'i'Pl Salurd'ay by Ihe I'ampa Daih News Alchisun and Somerville' I'jimua. Texas 79065 HhoiK 669-2525 all department Enlerei .-is viroiid I'l"-** mailer under Ihe acl March*. 1878. Miuing yaw Wly Ntw»? Dial M9-2S2S btbft 7 p.m. wttkdoyi 10 a.m. Sunday* MRS. BEATRICE MATNEY Funeral arrangements are pending with Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors for Mrs. Beatrice lone Matney, 67, of 817 W. Kingsmill, who died at 2 a.m. today in Groom Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 27, 1904, at Leonard, Tex., she was a Pampa resident for 40 years. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Daniels of Pampa, Mrs. Catherine Brown of Wichita Falls. Mrs. Anna Myers of Killeen, and Mrs. Esther Barnes of Beaumont; one son, Richard Matney of Austell.Ga.; and her mother, Mrs. Margaret Moses of Riverside, Calif. HARRY WEIDLER Harry Clyde Weidler. 91, of 2111 Mary Ellen, died at 11:55 p.m. Monday in Highland General Hospital. His body will be cremated and sent to Girard, Pa. Memorials may be sent to a favorite charity. Arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors. Born Aug. 22, 1880. at Fairview, Pa., he came to Pampa in April of this year from Clermont, Fla. He had lived in Florida since 1926. Survivors include his wife, Vee Minor Weidler of Pampa; one son, Harold Weidler of Pampa; one daughter, Mrs. F. F. Whitford of Lake City. Pa.; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. EDMUNDY Funeral arrangements are pending in Spearman for Ed D. Mundy, 66, who died Monday morning at his home in Spearman. A building contractor, he moved to Spearman from Borger 25 years ago. Active in civic affairs, he was a member of the executive committee of the Adobe Walls Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a board member of the Ceta Glen Christian Camp, and a member of the Spearman Lions Club. Surviving are his wife, Lucy; one son, Lester Mundy of Kim, Colo.; one daughter, Mrs. Lorene Jones of Radford, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Nadia Parsley and Mrs. Myrtle Mattock, both of Pampa, and Mrs. Elsie Stehlin of Bell, Calif.; one brother, Charles Mundy of Konawa, Okla.; and five grandchildren. MRS. NEVA LAUDERDALE Funeral services are pending in Perryton for Mrs. Neva Myrtle Lauderdale, 78, who died early Monday morning in her home. Born at Bennington, Okla., she had lived formerly at Houston and Odessa. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Cecil Parsons of Perryton, Mrs. John Laster of California and Mrs. Tom Taylor of Houston; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. MRS. O.R. MAJOR Funeral arrangements are pending in Amarillo for Mrs. 0. R. Major, 78, of Groom, who died Monday morning in Groom Memorial Hospital. Born in Kansas, she had lived in Groom since 1933. A member of the Groom United Methodist Church, she was a patron of the McDowell Music Club and the Philharmonic and Harmony Club, both of Amarillo. She is survived by one daughter. Mrs. Fred Eriksen of Amarillo; two sons, Bob Major of White Deer and Ted Major of Groom; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. V The Edge of the Universe is Ihc target of the Large Space Telescope (LSI) being developed by NASA for liiunch Into earth orbit in the 1980s. High above the earth's distorting atmosphere, the LST will have a clear viewing field into the depths of space. It will be serviced by another major space project now in the development stage, the Space Shuttle. Left, an engineer at Cioddard Space Flight Center, (ircenbelt, Md., examines a model of the telescope which will contain a 10-foot mirror. Below, artist's conception of the LST In orbit. Oil Conservation Group Not To Fight Resolution Local Explo Attendance Individual While there is no organized plan to send Pampa young people to Dallas for "Explo 72" a number of persons from the area are going to attend the religious rally. By Sunday leaders of the project, called Billy Graham the "Christian Woodstock" expect some 85,000 young people at Dallas for the meeting. Preparations began months ago with teams of young people appearing in local churches in priaciple cities and communities across the state to publicize the event. Dr. Graham was mingling with downtown crowds in Dallas passing out literature and talking informally with persons about the coming rally. No one denomination or group of denominations in concert are involved. Therefore, young people going from the Pampa area will come from many denominations represented by congregations worshipping here. Police Have Clue in Theft Of Bubble Light There's "bubble trouble" again! This time the bubble thief struck at Metropolitan Ambulance Service headquarters taking a blue bubble light from an emergency vehicle parked in the drive. Jimmy Free, Metropolitan employe on duty at the time, was able to furnish officers with a good clue, according to the official report, and police believe they can clear the case soon. This was the third known strike in ten days for the thief. A light was taken from a police unit parked on the apron at city hall, A few days later a similar bubble was taken from a pickup belonging to a local firm. Metropolitan's loss was the third but police have a good description of the car and at least one of the persons involved. On The Record Highland General Hospital MONDAY Admissions BurleyT. Owen, 1112Sirroco. Claude 0. Sitterly, 1216 Duncan. Michael C. Dunn, Lefors. Steven Ray Morgan, 609 Red Deer. Guss Gooch, Shamrock. Randall L. Runnells, Wheeler. Houston V. Ballard, 1527 N. Faulkner. Mrs. Geneva F. Richardson, Panhandle. Mrs. Geraldine Hurdle, Pampa. Robert L. Souter, 417 Hughes. Mrs. Minnie B. Hurdle, 510 N. Somerville. Mrs. Loyce Sherrod, McLean. Mrs. Bessie D. Gripp, Panhandle. Mrs. Gladys O'Neal, 404 Crawford. George H. Clemmons, Lefors. Mrs. Mary Lou White, 1929 N. Christy. Mrs. Barbara S. Brookshire, 839 Scott. Dismissals Mrs. LaJohna Smiley, Pampa. Mrs. Fern Swindell, 3000 Rosewood. Mrs. Linda Jo Clark, 2730 Comanche. Jimmie W. DeWitt, Skellytown. Glenn Collis, Gruver. Mrs. Ruth M. Snapp, 1806 N. Sumner. Charles R. Devaney, Panhandle. Mrs. Margaret Smith 1004 W. Oklahoma. Mrs. Sandra Sue Altman, 1005 Murphy. Baby Girl Altman, 1005 Murphy. Houston Ballard, 1527 N. Faulkner. SATELLITE STATION CONSIDERED JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) — A post office spokesman said South Africa is studying the construction of a ground relay station to link this country with the global satellite network. South Africa's external telecommunications now rely on undersea cable and radio service. Mainly About People Kirby Vacuum Sweeper Company is now selling Bison Vacuum Cleaners. Still servicing Kirby at the same location, 512'.* S. Cuyler. 669-2990. (Adv.) Shop Sands Fabric 13th Anniversary Sale. (Adv.) Backyard Sale: 525 Magnolia. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Everything! (Adv.) Garage Sale—Beauty shop equipment, motorcycle, chairs. Wednesday-Thursday. 2626 Navajo. (Adv.) Garage Sale—2125 Lynn. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. (Adv.) Carport Sale at 2231 Mary Ellen. Ends Wednesday. Everything must go. Prices reduced. (Adv.) HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (APl A 34-state oil and gas conservation group has decided not to fight an amended congressional resolution that criticizes the group for endorsing such controversial matters as oil's depletion tax allowance. The vote was unanimous Monday after Gov. Stanley K. Hathaway, R-Wyo., chairman of the Interstate Oil Compact Commission, called for "a motion that we not do anything overtly to reject the amendment to let nature take its course." He drew immediate response with a motion that the compact take no position on the amendment. He drew immediate response with a motion that the compact take no position on the amendment. Hathaway said the compact has done nothing wrong but that congressional extention of the group's legal status is more important than the charges made in the amendment drawn by a house subcommittee. "Without congressional approval, some states might have Presbyterians To Reshuffle Organization MONTREAT, N. C. (AP)—The Presbyterian Church in the U.S. Southern has accepted a proposal for the first major restructuring of its organization in 23 years. The 450 commissioners or delegates at the denomination's General Assembly in the mountain conference area of Montreal voted Monday to consolidate the church's 14 boards, commissions, and agencies under a single general executive board. The board, with five divisions, would be responsible for all churchwide programs. Delegates accepted the proposal after four hours of debate. The consolidation also would reduce the number of synods within the Southern branch of American Presbyterianism .from 15 to 7. At a news conference Monday, the newly elected moderator of the church; Dr. L. Nelson Bell, said he is still opposed to the major issue facing the church-merger with the Northern branch, the United Presbyterian Church. The two churches separated during the Civil War and several efforts at reunification have failed. to withdraw from the compact, "h* said. Before the Monday vote, Richard C. Byrd, the group's general council from Ohawa, Kan., said the amendment "really doesn't affect in at all because we have never done anything not pertaining to the conservation of oil and gas." Hathaway had discussed the matter earlier in the day with Govs, Bruce King, D-N.M., and Robert Docking, D-Kan. "We agreed we should not place any roadblocks in the way of congressional approval of the extension," Hathaway said. OC Committee Meets On Map The Publications Committee of the Chamber of Commerce met this afternoon for a wrap-up session on the chamber's new city map and brochure. Al Bassett, committee chairman, said the brochure is being designed for local residents and especially newcomers to Pampa. Deputies Take 3 Following Fight Sheriff's deputies took two men and a woman into custody at a local restaurant shortly after midnight after an altercation between the two men. Cause of the fight is believed to be an incident reported to Pampa police earlier in the evening. A woman approached another wanting to talk. Once in the car, She grabbed the keys and left in a car with two men. According to the police report, the vehicle had been loaned by the ex-husband of the woman who snatched the keys. He was told where the car was located. When he located the woman* and a companion at the restaurant, a fight ensued. Charges were pending at press time. For those who say the railroads are at the beginning of the end, here's a progress report from Santa Fe that says it's much, much more like the end of a beginning The missing fragment of a large Olmec stone monument bearing a date equated to 31 B.C. has been unearthed by a farmer near the small village of Tres Zapotes in Mexico's Veracruz State. Scwtee KENNETH GRAY RESIDENCE PHONE 666-5081 Perry Lefors Field 665-5032 Pampa MORE POWER We're adding 52 new giant diesels and rebuilding 50 older units to provide a locomotive fleet producing over 3,850,000 horsepower. MORE CARS 1910 additional cars are coming in 1972, including 100 giant refrigerated hopper cars for in-bulk movement of potatoes, oranges and other perishables. MORE TERMINALS Santa Fe's new million dollar rail and truck terminal has now been completed at Houston, Texas to meet expanding truck, Piggy-Back and container traffic. BETTER SERVICE Run through trains with connecting railroads link —east, west, and southwest and save hours moving through Santa Fe's electronic classification yard in Kansas City. BETTER PIGGY-BACK We're expanding Piggy-Back and container service all along the Santa Fe to handle increasing domestic and international shipments. BETTER IDEAS An expanding microwave network linked to our data system for car tracing and locomotive utilization, and plans for the development of a unique coaxial train for moving containers are just a few of the new ideas at work on the Santa Fe. MORE and BETTER are key words at Santa Fe. What we're doing, is why we're saying rail service is still one of the most efficient ways to move freight. What we're spending says so too: over $100 million this year in railway capital expenditures. One billion in the ast 10 years. Two billion since World War II. The railroad industry and the Nation need sensible transport regulatory policies— administered with an even hand. We can take it from there—into a new era of railroading Still think the railroads are at the beginning of the end? For Santa Fe it's more like the end of the beginning I JiUm «£ —The complete transportation company moving by rail, truck, air Ireiyhl, pipeline and /a/id dtvtlopmtnl. A X Santa Fe

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