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bb^k^FIRSTOn The Sau&PUtos," 63rd Yw, No. 134 48 Pages Lubboclc, Texas, Friday Morning, April 4, 1975 Pricr 15 Ctrits Full I»as«d Wir»i: {AP), I UPI) HFJEfcN 'Deep Throat, 9 Other Porno Films AvailableTo 'Select Few' By BEN STEVENS Avalanche-Journal Staff IT MAY be too dirty for regular citizens — but the motion picture "Deep Throat" is right' at the top of the chart among some law enforcement officials. And running a close second is the police department's apparent favorite in the filthy film festival, a relatively unknown movie entitled "Nick . . . ." Those standings are based on a study of Property Sheet No. 28179 at the police property room the place.where such alleged pornography is locked up to keep it from'offending the public. ;'-. However, a Ieg4l source has indicated that the single property sheet with its viewing list of six persons may not be an accurate measure of the police department's box office success. He said he "would get on the stand and swear" that the property sheet at one time liad at least 50 names on it. That list of movie-goers was not revealed to The Avalanche-Journal. . "Deep Throat" was confiscated from the Flick Theater on Feb. 1, 1974. Last month, former theater owner Curtis Castro, 28, of 2212 19th St. was found guilty of exhibiting an obscene film by a County Court- at-Law jury. Castro was assessed a 40-day jail term and a $400 fine. The possible jail term and fine, however, didn't deter Asst. Criminal Dist. Atty. Tom Sawyer from checking the film out of the property room in February. The property sheet shows Sawyer checked the film out on Feb. 25' and returned it on March 3. . Sawyer explained: "I got it to show to a group of Tu ;h students in my office." The students, he said, were . law students studying pornography. The police record shows that the film was next checked out by Asst. Criminal Dist. Atty. David Hess, one of the prosecutors, on March 18. The trial, at which the film was shown, be- See 'DEEP THROAT Page 11 45 Seiffliiole Area Before Grand Jury By HQWARD Avalanche-Journal Staff ABOUT 45 residents in a wide radius of Seminole have been subpoenaed to testiy before a federal grand jury, apparently Price Dips Eyed On Groceries WASHINGTON ' (AP) — Wholesale prices in March fell six-tenths) of. a per cent, resulting in the sharpest four-month price drop in 24 years, the government reported Thursday. The Labor Department report was further evidence that inflation is moderating even though the declines at wholesale have not been fully passed through to consumers at the retail level.' .'•• F.arm and food prices fell 2.5 per cent to lead the over-all decline in .wholesale:,- prices last month. Industrial goods rose two-tenths' of a per cent. Four-Month Decline The . six-tenths ,- drop last month followed declines of eight-tenths in February, three- tenths in January and five- tenths' in December, and brought the total price drop over the past four months to 2.2 per cent. . - : Analysts with-the Bureau of Labor Statistics said it was the first time since early 1963 that wholesale prices dropped four months in a row. It also •marked the sharpest decline in any L four-month' period since prices, tell:'3.3 per cent in mid- 1951 during the Korean War. Wholesale prices in the first See WHOLESALE Page 14 Police Probe Leads In Moyer Death AMARHXO, Tex. (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that 17- year-oi(d Katina Elizabeth Mo- ycr'iWas killed by a single shot in 'the head, .Potter County sheriff's deputies said Thurs day'; '•; ' • . Authorities said they still hac not found the bullet that killec Miss Moyer, the daughter of former State' Rep. Hudson Mo- ycr.; of Amarillo. Her body was found'early Wednesday on a lonely dirt road about five miles, north of this Panhandle city. : Her body was lying in a poo! of blood when Potter County deputies discovered her. Deputies said Thursday the fatal shot came from cither a handgun or a small bore rifle.. in connection with an alleged $7.5 million cotton' support fraud in Gaines CountyV; ! : ."•'-, ' According to sources close to the:' Agricultural? Stabilization and C o n s e r v *'i i o n i ASCS) '. probe, iihe witnesses »re to appear Tuesday' an<|, Wednesday, when the federal »rand jta-y^convenesin;Amarit !o. Most of -the ••witnesses', fa«'i' cording to sources, are involved ui the operation ot a single 'arm that has been investigated as * part of the lengthy ASCS i probe. j Asst. U.S. Atty. Bob Slough confirmed the grand -jury will meet .Tuesday, but neither confirmed nor denied the issuance ot subpoenas. I'm not in a position at all Lo make any comments, about what a grand jury,may «r may not consider," S1 e u g$ said Tliursday. The ASCS action, launched in November, 1973, resulted in the dismissal of Gaines County ASCS : executive director James Hodge and committeemen Paul Condit, Newell.Bowen and Herschel Hill. The government .also ssued a. list of 195 area farm- el's,, dernanding .repayment" or $7.5 million-in cotton price support payments. After lengthy- appeals ' hearings, the government released all but about 90 whose names stHI remain on the ','debt list." . The, ASCS, after an investigation by the Office of Inspector General, alleged farmers used a"scheme or device" to boost the amount of cotton program payments, defeating the intent of the program. Weather ] _—I^^-L • J Weather Map Page 5-D Lubbock and vicinity: clear to partly cloudy through Saturday. Warmer today and tonight. High today and Saturday upper 70s. Low tonight mid 40s. Southeasterly winds today 15-25 mph. 1 aum 33 & p.m. 2 a.m 3J 2 p.m. 3 a.m 32 5 a.m. -s s a.m. 4 a.m ^S \ p.m. 5 a.m -S 6 p.m. • 1 a.m \x 7 p.m. S *.m 23 s p.m. 3 a-m 36 9 p.m. M a.m 41 10 p.m. It .i.m. 48 11 p.m. Noon 52 llidnlt-ht Maximum 6t; Minimum 26. Jfaximum a year a:o today 5S; JUnJ urn a year azo today 33 Sun risej today 7:31 a.m.; Sun sets today 8:10 p.m. Maximum Humidity W c ; Minimum Humidity Cily Abllent nu AltaeraerQu* — 68 S 13! Paso — 77 31 AmariUo — 65 21 Houston — B3 -!0 55 59 12 6-1 64 61 62 5!) M 51 •IB 41 SOUTHWEST"WEATHER" """" PHI, Cllj- »• M I, s — 60 29 Denver — -(0 9 Hobbs - §1 £ PltU. .City . - 53 3J \V. Falls — S3 Z« Losses Cited A 4nn i 9 As Iragedy President Pledges U.S. Military Not To Return To Indochina By KICHARD H. GROWALD SAN DIEGO, Calif. (UP!) — President Ford said Thursday that "at the moment I do not anticipate the fail of South Vietnam." despite the loss of 18 provuices-to a swift Communist onslaught. • . ' • • ; But even if the Saigon government falls. Ford said, "T secifically warn any adversary — they should not under any ircumstances Feel that the tragedy of Vietnam is an indication hat the American people have lost their will or their desire to tand up for freedom anywhere in the world." Grim-Faced At'Conference At a news conference in the midst of a vacation, a grimaced Ford discussed the-deteriorating military situation in Viet- am and Cambodia publicly for the first time since President 'guyen Van Thieu 'abandoned the Central Highlands and Communist forces took control of territory where American soldiers ought for 10.years. He said: —No U.S. military.forces will e sent back -into Indochina. : —History and ; the' American eople will decide if-a Democratic Congress was responsible for .South Vietnam's etback, a '.'tragedy unbelieva- ile in 1 its''ramification's." 'Americans Killed Ford' said the 55..000 Ameri- ans'killed in the war will not NEITHER, RAIN, NOR SNO\V—But /beware of' the' hook. airmail a : few iron; shots. at^Vaggoner Park; Golfing weather Mikfe Ttoonapson, a postal service employe,, takes .advantage .". should prevail again today with, temperatures Teaching into ef his 'lunch break during Thursday 'a warm weather to the 70s.'(Staff Photo .by Gary Davis) , . . By VAUaiES' HENDRIK Avalanche-Journal Staff DEMOLITION is expected to begin soon, possibly next week, on the half-completed LaQuinta Motor Inn in the civic center area. A dispute between the owner, LQ Enterprises of San Antonio, and the bonding company for the construction contractor, is set for:court'hear:ng'in San Antonio,Monday. '. • Bids to demolish the structure have already been taken. The Avalanche-Journal learned Thursday. Sources said a contract to clear the -lot- may be awarded "about April 10." : ' LQ •Enterprises purchased sthe 2.43-acre site at Gtli Street arid Avenue Q'frbm the'Lubbbck Urban Renewal Agency .in- August, 1972. -It . was the first private redevelopment- project in the urban renewal project Jacobsen Describes CoimaHy Payment - j -. j WASHINGTON (AP) — Milk- fund lawyer Jake Jacobsen testified Thursday he gave John B. Connally $10,000 while he was secretary of the treasury after Connally asked "why don't they raise money for me?" Jacobsen, the government's star witness at Corinally's bribery trial, was asked how he decided on $10,000 as a payment. "I didn't want it to be too small because I didn't want it to seem we-,were unappreciative," Jacobsen said. "I didn't want it to be too big. It would have made it look like we bought the decision." Milk Supports The decision he was- referring to was then President Richard M. Nixon's increase of milk price supports' on March 25, 1971, reversing, an earlier-decision by Secretary of Agriculture Clifford M. Hardin to keep the level the same as the previous year.' Jaeobsen was a lawyer for Associated Milk Producers Inc. at the time the payments allegedly were made. Earlier in the -third day of trial the jury had heard a tape recording of a meeting March 23 in Nixon's Oval Office at which.Connally urged the President to raise the milk support prices. ...... The government charges that Connally took two illegal gratuities of $5,000 each from Jacobsen for influencing the support price decision. At the defense table, Connally stared stonily forward as Jacobsen was brought into the court room. The two men who had been friends 25 years did not look at each other. Jacobsen said that about a month after the decision to raise the milk support prices, he was talking with Connally. "He told me 'I helped in the prie : e support matter, the dairy people raised a.lot of money . . '. why don't they raise money for me?" Jacobsen said, i •'When Jacobsen concluded his testimony for the day the trial adjourned until Monday. Jacobsen said that he . had gone to Connally after the Agri- See CONNAULY'S Page U Renewal Agency. require com jletion; of construction within specified time periods. The Urban Renewal Board has extend ed that deadline once because of -the legal battle, -but- that -ime limit is up the end of-November,' 1975, according to agen cy officials. which provided land and some facilities for the Memorial Civic Center now under construction just east of the motel site, . ^Construction of the 104-uni motel and a 3,485-square-foot Denny's Restaurant began in June, 1973. The restaurant was completed and is open for business, but the t construction company reportedly : went • out of business and-the motel project Has stood idle for ^nearly a year. Architectural consultants have reported the motel was not built according to' plans, and specifications: 'Since that time, there has been a dispute between the owner and the construction company's bonding agent over how much of the hotel should be dismantled before construction resumes. Total Removal Indicated Demolition bids reportedly were submitted on the basis of total removal of the two-story structure, the foundation and utilities. Sources said the demolition contractors would be given 15 working days to complete the project "so they can start construction of a new motel." Terms of sale by the Urban PAY HIKE BACKED HOUSTON (UPI) — The Houston Independent Schoo it District has voted to back pending state legislation raising the minimum salary for public school teachers to $10,000 [Today's Prayer FORGIVE us Father, when we sin. Amen.—A Reader. In The A-J Today Amusements 3-i D Classified Comics 1-15C 6A Deaths 15 A Editorials '... -l . t. Family News 3.3 B Farm Xc\vs And Quotes IMS A Heartline g D (lobbies -IB Horoscope Inflation Column 5 B Investment Column SD Oil News 7 B Sports J.-&, 16 ( Stock Markets 10-11 1 TV-Radio -i D Victory Garden i D COMIC DICTIONARY REACTIONARY — A man s ultra-conservative that he be lieves nothing should ever b done for the first time. ave died in vain if Vie-tnam urvives. He. did not say how he•'• Saigon government might avert a Communist takeover. 'I'; still think there's -art opportunity to salvage the •itualion in, Vietnam," Ford said, again appealing to Congress for military aid for the *hieu government. Many in Congress say aid could no onger help. Ford expressed no optimism that Phnom Penh could withstand falling to the' Communist- ed Khmer Rouge insurgents in Cambodia. He. said it was not his prerogative to call on Thieu to resign in a last-ditch • effort to achieve 'a compromise. • Surrender Criticized But he. held,back, endorsing Tliieu's policies or his performance and ^appeared critical of Thieu's "unilateral decision',' to surrender the Central High- Coup Plot Broken In Saigon Calls For Overthrow Of Thieu Increasing SAIGON. South Vietnam (AP) — The South Vietnamese government said Friday it had arrested several military officers :or allegedly plotting to overgrow President Nguyen Van. ands without a fight. Ford said he was "frustrated" by Congress' refusal to provide all the military aid he isked"and by legislative "limitations placed on the chief executive over the last two years." These outlawed the •eintroduction of American 'ofces. It will be up to Americans and history to assess the causes of South Vietnam's reversals, ic said, adding: "I think historians in the future wil' write who was'to blame in this tragic. s ituation." Rescue Of Americans Ford held out the possibility if using the U.S. military to rescue Americans from Saigon should that become necessary. He said existing law gives him that authority. He urged the United Nations lo come to the aid of South Vietnamese refugees, said tliis country is preparing to .receive 2,000 more orphans refugees and later for Thieu's downfall " possibly and ordered all available U.S. naval vessels to help rescue refugees. Choosing his words with great care, Ford described himself as a "optimist" but offered no specific reason to think that the Saigon government could halt the advance which has given the Communists control of the northernmost IS of South Vietnam's 44 provinces and every major city other than Saigon. Ford, asked if a Communist takeover of South Vietnam would endanger U.S. national See FORD Page U -Jeered Debater Kindles No Fire They 'refused to'"c6mment further as they continued to investigate numerous leads in the case. .Texas Rangers, "deputies, highway patrolmen and - Amarillo ; policemen met behind closed doors Thursday to discuss the case. No ; suspect was in custody, and officers said the nwtive^afj the slaying was still unclear. , .. Miss, Moyer was -'reported missing about,5.p.m. Tuesday by• her parents., $he .'wai j last re-' ported;' seen ajbput .^•&p,m Tuesday leaving,Awafilloi.HiiJ School?, where she was a student, $n routfe to pick up Mrs. Moyer,' who is a teacher at an- othirr aigh school. Her car was found abandoned laU Tptsday night. yXiT|jifya4,''aarvioas :wHll .be'-at 4 p.m. today in AnoarLUo, with burial t» «6ow;^ ' By. LEE HAVINS • ' Avalanche-Journal Staff DR. \VTLLIA5(I B. r Shoclcley, who has been shouted down from;stages across ' the. nation, couldn't even muster a catcall at Texas Tech University Thursday. One• of : the largest crowds in recent years for.a university , guest speaker—more than l.OOu-rpaeked Tech's University Center Ballroom to-hear the controversial Shocklcy debate his. 'theories on the genetic inferiority of blacks with Dr. Richard A. Goldsby, a black professor at the University of Maryland. Shocklcy began his portion of the exchange by slamming the title attached to his appearance, "The' Existence of Black Genetic Inferiority." Indicating that he feels this emphasizes a hostile position on his part, Shockley said he prefers the word '"dysgenics" to 'inferiority''. Dysgenics, he defined, is ^''retrogressive evolution through the excessive reproduction" of disadvantaged groups, in this case blacks. Shockley led his audience through a scries of graphs representing statistical compilations of data on IQ testing. They showed, he said, ttte "statistical IQ deficit" in the black race when compared to Caucasians. "There are some cases of a difference (between races) when the difference is in favor of the Negroes," the Nobel prizewinner, wid. These, according to his slides, include vision. Another graph indicated black children walk about one month earlier than their white counterparts. Shockley emphasised that, rather than just accepting his findings as concrete facts, people should take them as evidence that more research is required in the field. That work, he said, has been suppressed by "moral taboos." Goldsby; a research chemist who has 'debated Shocklcy on two previous'occasions, combalted his argument saying "I have never heard any proof or indication that IQ is genetically determined." Goldsby refered to IQ data which, he said, represented tests given to immigrants decades ago. This graph work indicated, he said, that 80 per cent of Russians were "feeble-. minded 1 ' along with equal percentages.of. immigrating Jews, Hungarians'and Italians,"the. people of Da Vinci and the Pope." Noting that another graph indicated Russian Jews, Italians and Poles were now groups which made more money in the U.S. than any.other minority groups, he said that*"there's been a lot of genetic change obviously over the years. Probably, he said, the differences between blacks and whites are caused, not genetically,:bOt "sonie envittximenur factors we don't knew anything about. ' The Shpckley-Goldsby debate was a feature of the fifth annual Black Week at Tech. Sunday, Georgia State Senator Julia* Bond wttl- speak atilhc school at 8 a.m. Thieu. Ca»s have: swept Saigon as'.'„_,„ Vietnam's military situation' worsened. With .50,000 Communist-led troops massed only 45 to 55 miles away from Saigon. Thieu's government issued (Other Details, Pages 3, 16, Sec. A; Page 1 Sec. B) stioot-to-kHi orders to maintain' security in the capital. Three-fourths of- South Vietnam's territory has been lost to the North Vietnamese, much ot it without a fight.. "Plotters Arrested" An Interior Ministry: commu- nique said: "The plotters have been arrested and the investigation is under way." The Interior Ministry -spokesman did not give the ranks of the officers, the number arrested or whether they -were on active duty or retired. : It was the second 1 such roundup of alleged coup, plotters in a,week. One week;ago,' the Interior Ministi-y said eight persons' wcr e arrested for plotting against the president. : Viet Cong .spokesmen still in Saigon as part of the 1972 cease-fire agreement structure reported their troops had taken tlie district town of Chon Thanh, 45 miles north of the capital, after heavy siege. Tuy Hoa Taken A Radio Hanoi broadcast said the Communist-led troops were in complete control of coastal Phu Yen Province and its capital Tuy Hoa, taken Wednesday. Although it gave n 0 specifics, the broadcast indicated some aspects of the takeover were bloody, saying action had been taken to "punish diehard commanders." Calls for an anti-Tnieu coup coincided with the first open attack" on the president by the country's ranking Roman Catholic, Saigon Archbishop Nguyen Van Binh. Thieu, .a Catholic himself, had counted until six months ago on the two million Catholics in South Vietnam for. his only substantial popular support. Volunteer agencies trying to See COMMUNISTS Pag» 14 U.S. Navy Ships Load Refugees WASHINGTON (UPI) — Two of the U.S. Navy ships standing off'South- Vietnam picked up ; their first load of refugees at Phan Rang Thursday, the Pentagon announced. The ships were out to sea and the refugees came out in sampans and flahing boats, the. spokesman said. The Durham loaded more than 1,400 wid the. Dubuque another at) by dusk, he • •aid; '•'•'.Phan Rang is 160 miles up the coast from Saigon and has: not fallen to the North Vietnamese. Two other U.S. Navy ships, nine other vessel* under contract to me U.S. government and an assortment of fdrttea- ships are stationed aff the South VJetnames* eoaat MokfeM for refugees. ' -^

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