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"The greatest hindrance to the progress of this country is that there are so many people looking around for some system that will give them more than they deserve." -Columbus (The N0UTS WEATHER Fair through Wednesday, • little cooler. High in upper Ms, low near 60. Northeastely winds HM5 mph tonight. Yesterday's high,*. Today's low, M. Serving The Top 0* Texas II Years VOL.ll~NO.7ft Clrcalatloa Certified by ABC Audit THE PAMPA DAILY NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 27,1972 (12 Pages Today) •«Mt Dtp Ut Nixon Move May Have Reverse Effect: ANCA •y THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ranchers, meat packers and agricultural associations say they doubt whether the lifting of quota restrictions on meat imports will be able to ride herd on rising meat prices. The American National Cattlemen's Association even suggested Monday that the lifting of quotas by President Nixon could bring higher meat prices. Association President John Trotman said, "Competing products could possibly come in and raise their prices and Mrs. Housewife could possibly wind UMW Head Sentenced To 5 Years WASHINGTON (AP) United Mine Workers President W.A. "Tony" Boyle was sentenced to five years in prison and fined $130,000 today for making illegal political contributions with union funds. Boyle, 70, suffering from a back ailment, stood silent and tight-lipped as U.S. District Judge Charles Richey imposed the sentence. As a condition of Boyle's re- please pending appeal, Richey ordered him to post the (130,000 or a surety bond in that amount with the court. The judge further ordered that the money come from Boyle's own pocket and restrain him from dissipating his own assets. * Justice Department prosecutors would not comment on the sentence. Boyle was led away by U.S. marshals and put into the court lockup in light of Richey's order that he not be released until the $130,000 is posted. Actually, Richey imposed two five-year sentences on Boyle but said they could run concurrently. One. Richey said, was for Boyle's conviction of count one of the 13-count indictment against him—conspiracy to misuse union money under the Landrum-Griffin Act. He also imposed a $10,000 fine on that count. The other five-year sentence grew out of count 13 of the indictment under which Boyle was conyicted of actually transferring $5,000 in union funds to an account set up for making contributions to the 1968 campaign for the U.S. presidency. A $10,000 fine was imposed along with that sentence. Regarding counts two through 12. Richey imposed a $10,000 fine on each count but said he was suspending sentence and instead placing Boyle on two years probation which would begin after he served his sentence on the other counts. Inside Today's, NeWS Rages Abby 7 Classified 11 Comics 8 Crossword 10 Editorial 10 Sports 9 Women's News 7 up paying more than she is now." "We are very disturbed and upset at the President's actions," he said. Matt Gorges of the Walt Gorges Meat Co. at Harlingen, Tex., said he thought the President's action would have a negligible effect on most Texas consumers. He predicted forthcoming increases in the price of steaks, roasts and other high- quality meats would offset any reductions. The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, William J. Kuhfuss, said, "Farmers and ranchers are relieved that a decision has been made to avoid imposing price ceilings on raw agricultural commodities. However, we are deeply concerned at the continuing reluctance of the Nixon administration and Congress to deal with the root cause of inflation." He cited federal spending. Gov. Robert Ray of Iowa said he didn't think "this was the time" to lift meat import quotas. "It is coming at a time when farmers are beginning to realize reasonable profits for their investments and their great efforts," he said. Ray said lifting the quotas is preferable to price controls. Officials of the Amalgamated Meatcutter's Union said in a statement that imported beef usually is low-quality, suitable only for sausage or hamburger, and imports would not affect prices of higher-quality cuts of meat. "With equal effect," a union spokesman said, the President might have sought to cut the price of Cadillacs by encouraging the import of bicycles. Today's move was political tokenism." A spokesman for the American Meat Institute said about 7 per cent of the meat consumed in the United States this year was from foreign countries. He said many of these countries may also be facing meat shortages and would not be able to increase their volume of meat imports significantly. Pampan Will Head Tower's County Drive AUSTIN - Sen John Tower today announced the appointment of C. Warren Fatheree as Gray County chairman of the Senator's re-election champaign to the U.S. Senate. A Pampa insurance agent, Fatheree received a B.S. degree in Geology from the University of Oklahoma in 1951. Fatheree is presently Gray County finance chairman for the Republican Party of Texas. In the past he has served as John Tower area chairman in 1961 and 1966; and George Bush county chairman in 1964 and "70. A member of the Chamber of Commerce, Fatheree is council commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America and Explorer Post advisor. He also serves as chairman for the United Fund. Demos Finish Document LAUREL MADDOX ...Miami beauty entry Miami Beauty 1st To Enter ToT Pageant Miss Laurel Ann Maddox, 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Maddox of Miami, became the first contestant entered in this year's Miss Top 0' Texas Beauty Pageant when her entry was received Monday afternoon. Miss Maddox is sponsored by the Miami Chamber of Commerce. She will be a senior at Miami High School next year and has been outstanding in high school activities. Her hobbies include horseback riding, sewing, cooking, singing, playing the piano, water skiing, and swimming. Miss Maddox has exhibited livestock at the Top 0' Texas Junior Livestock Show and is also a member in good standing of the Top 0' Texas Hereford Breeders' Association. Local business firms planning to sponsor a contestant should get entries to the Chamber of Commerce by July 15, which is the deadline according to Doug Coon, pageant director. Foundation Board Officers Elected E.L. Green Jr. was elected chairman of the Gray-Pampa Foundation board of trustees at its annual meeting. Clinton Evans was elected vice chairman and William Jarrel Smith, secretary-treasurer. Other members of the board are Aubrey L. Stcele and Charles B. Cook. City Solons And IBM Agents To Meet On Computer Setup On Viet, Domestic Issues Wallace Proposal Defeated ByTEXDeWEESE Pampa city commissioners and other city officials will take a look Thursday afternoon at the possibility of installing an in-house data processing system to replace the current private enterprise contract method of handling city billings and records. Representatives of IBM from Amarillo will meet with the commission at 2 p.m. Thursday in the City Commission room to explain how the system could be fitted into City Hall operations. Tax, water, payroll and budget department records and billings now are being handled on a year-to-year contract by the Tri-State Data Processing Co., a privately-owned Pampa firm. City Manager Mack Wofford, City Secretary S.M. Chittenden and City Tax Collector Aubrey Jones recently made an inspection of IBM data processing equipment and methods at White Settlement, a Fort Worth suburb. Wofford told commissioners at their semi-monthly meeting this forenoon the Thursday session had been granted the IBM representative in order for them to make their presentation. He said the meeting would take only 30 minutes. "We are not planning an immediate change-over," Wofford said later, "we are just looking at the possibilities and trying to determine costs and whether there would be any advantage to an in-house operation." The city manager explained recently that to operate the city's own data processing system would require the training of people and the hiring of one or two additional employes. The IBM computers would be leased or purchased outright. The current cost to the city under the contract with Tri-State is approximately $20,000 a year. In other business today Commissioners: Added four more abandoned buildings to a list for a July 25 public hearing to show why they should not be demolished. They are at 1011 S. Wilcox, 1036 S. Hijacker Believed Not Alive Wilcox, 1113 S. Wilcox and 841 S. Somerville. City Manager Wofford reported the abandoned building at 309 W. Tuke has been removed. Legal steps were authorized to have structures removed at 623 N. Cuyler, 923 Twiford and 641 Roberta. A resolution was approved requesting the State Highway Department to extend the improvement of S. Barnes from the Ft. Worth & Denver underpass to McCullough St. Dorchester Gas Producing Co. was granted a one-year extension on its contract for the purchase of Lake Meredith water. ' First reading of an ordinance to permit mobile homes in the Wilrox and Talley Additions was postponed pending further study. Authorization was given to pay for change orders at the M.K. Brown Auditorium and final payment to the J.W. Cooper Construction Co., contractor. Payment of 14,516.20 to the G.W. James Co. for seal coating Kentucky Ave. was approved. LERU, Ind. (AP) - Law enforcement officers have located the submachine gun used in the hijacking of an American Airlines jet and $500,000 ransom, the first solid leads since their search began Saturday. Officers resume today hunting for the young man with pock-marked face and open sores who they believe probably was killed as he parachuted from the jet over north- central Indiana. Indiana State Police Capt. Rex Dillman, who has been coordinating local efforts in the search, said Monday night, "I'm inclined to start slacking off now. I'm pretty well satisfied the man didn't come down safely. If he came down safely and alive, I don't think there's any doubt he's out of the area by now." Lowell Elliott, 61, a farmer, stumbled across a sealed canvas mail bag with the ransom money in a soybean field Monday. The 45-pound bag had buried a couple of inches in an open field about 250 feet from a county road. "At first I thought it was a ground hog in the field," Elliott said, "but it didn't move so I took a closer look." A count at FBI headquarters in Indianapolis found 1500,000 of the $502,500 ransom. Authorities said the $2,500 was in a separate package and was still missing. However, police in St. Louis said the hijacker gave $1,500 to the two stewardesses as a tip and they turned it over to the FBI. The stewardesses "said he told-them they had been real nice and here's a tip," said Police Sgt. Edward Loarenzo. Five hours after Elliott's discovery, Ronald E. Miller, 22, uncovered in his cornfield a Spitfire submachine gun the hijacker is believed to have used when he commandeered the American Boeing 727 Friday night shortly after it left St. Louis f or Tulsa.Okla. Miller was putting liquid nitrogen on his cornfield when a blade of his tractor applicator machine struck the gun. James Martin, FBI agent in charge in Indiana, said the gun and money were on a line that coincided with the plane's course after the hijacker ordered it from St. Louis to Toronto. Martin said the search was narrowed to an area five miles long and a mile wide, much of it flat farmland with thickets of trees. Jets Strike Airfield Near Hanoi SAIGON (AP) - U.S. warplanes bombed an airfield two miles from the center of Hanoi on Monday, the U.S. Command reported, and other military sources said American raiders returned to the Hanoi-Haiphong region again today for the fourth straight day. The raid on the Bac Mai airfield and adjoining warehouses was the closest to the center of the North Vietnamese capital in the current air offensive, the command said. It reported four warehouses destroyed and nine others damaged. Other U.S. jets used TV- guided bombs to damage a generator at a thermal power plant four miles northwest of Hai- phong, a communique said. It reported a total of 320 strikes against North Vietnam Monday. U.S. reports of the targets hit today and the damage done will not be available until Wednesday. But Hanoi Radio reported six American planes shot down, five of them over Hanoi, and said some of the pilots were captured. • Hanoi has claimed 23 U.S. planes downed in the last week, 17 of them in the last four days. FAREWELL PARTY-Mrs. June Walker, secretary in the Pampa Chamber of Commerce office for the last six and one-half years, is shown here as she was honored at Monday's chamber membership luncheon. Mrs. Walker resigned and is moving to Abilene. In the photo with her are, left to right, award presenters Carlton Freeman, for the Top 0' Texans Club; Jerry Sims, for the Downtown Business Association, and Chamber of Commerce president Roy Sparkman. (Photoby John Ebling) Mrs. Walker, C-C Winning Teams Awarded At Membership Luncheon A tribute to Mrs. June Sweetland Walker who is leaving the Pampa Chamber of Commerce as secretary to the manager was one of the highlights at the final 1971-72 membership luncheon of the chamber in the Coronado Inn Starlight Room Monday. Mrs. Walker has served the chamber for the past six and one-half years. Awards were presented to her by Roy Sparkman, president, for the chamber; Jerry Sims, for the Downtown Business Association, and Carlton Freeman, for the Top 0' Texans Club. Mrs. Walker and her husband will leave Friday to make their home in Abilene where he is associated with the West Texas Chamber of Commerce. Top teams in the recent drive for new members were given awards at the luncheon by Newt Secrest, chamber finance director. The No. 1 team in the contest, headed by Sparkman and including Al Bassett, Gene Imel and Bennie Kirksey, won their choice of a weekend fishing trip or a weekend trip to Dallas-Fort Worth as guests at a Texas Rangers baseball game. Other winning teams included: Second Place-Gene Barrett's Trollers with Dick Stowers, Henry Gruben and Jim S tailings. Third Place-Gene Steele's Bait Casters with David Fatheree, Thelma Bray and Bill Robinson. Low Team on the Totem Pole-Dale Greenhouse's Fly Casters with Lee Fraser, Wayne Steddum and Jean Martindale Al Bassett, memuOi of the top team in the contest, also was presented an award for the individual team worker obtaining the most members. The next membership luncheon of the chamber has been scheduled for Sept. 25, chamber president Sparkman announced. Reports on Pampa's July 4th observance at Recreation Park next Tuesday night and the Aug. 12 Top 0' Texas Beauty Pageant were given by Sparkman and Jerry Sims. McGovern Backs Off Claim Of Enough Nomination Votes WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. George McGovern has backed off his claim of enough delegate votes to win the Democratic presidential nomination and now says the prize still dangles just out of his grasp. MqGovern strategists figured late Monday that the candidate holds 1,492.75 delegate commitments, a scant 16.75 short of the number needed. The turnabout came after a recalculation showed McGovern erred earlier Monday in claiming to have IRA Truce Unsuccessful BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — A cease-fire in Northern Ireland's guerrilla war got off to an uneasy start today after the Irish Republican Army's Provisional wing staged a bloody show of strength up to the hour of the truce and some diehards sniped at British troops more than an hour after the deadline. But the British Army believed that IRA "peace squads" were cracking down on their renegades to enforce the cease- fire. In some areas, the IRA may have even shot it out with the diehards, the British Army said. The Army reported several attacks on troops after the start of the cease-fire at midnight Monday and said soldiers in Belfast hit a gunman in an exchange about 1 a.m. But no troops were involved in other post-midnight shooting around the capital, causing authorities to suspect that IRA squads were disciplining their own. A cautious but unmistakeable change in mood was evident as the truce bgan. topped the magic 1509 figure with 1'A'votes to spare. His chief rival, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey, clung to the hope that the party's Credentials Committee would trim more delegates from the McGovern column by parceling out the 271 delegate votes from California's winner-take-all primary. Success of that effort, said Humphrey, who lags a remote second in the delegate count, "could change the whole ball game." McGovern traveled the South today, courting Southern Democrats who disagree with him on key campaign issues. He left supporters in Washington to protect his interests in the Democratic National Convention's Platform Committee, where they won initial acceptance Monday for planks in line with McGovern's viewpoints on the Vietnam war and income payments to replace the welfare system. Before leaving on the swing through Southern and border states, McGovern told a Washington news conference he had won the support of 96.75 votes held by uncommitted black delegates—enough to guarantee him more than the 1,509 votes needed to win the nomination. "There is no question, now," the South Dakota senator said, "that this is enough to put us over the top in July on the first ballot." McGovern's claim immediately came under fire from dissenting blacks and a Humphrey aide who said the figure of new support had been inflated. Later in the day, McGovern strategists admitted the error. The latest tally by The Associated Press of first-ballot strength, which doesn't include the new black support for McGovern, gives him 1.338.15— Hill 171 short of the number needed for nomination. Burke Marshall, a former assistant attorney general serving as the hearing examiner in the case, heard arguments Monday and will report to the full panel on whether there were violations of the party's reform guidelines, specifically the one barring "unit rules" binding entire delegations to support a single candidate. Martha Out Of Political Spotlight WASHINGTON (AP) - Until last weekend Martha Mitchell had been expected to be a star of the campaign to re-elect President Nixon. But now there's not a single public appearance on her schedule. The wife of former Ally. Gen. John N. Mitchell was quoted Monday as saying she has left her husband until he decides to quit as head of the Nixon reelection campaign. She told reporters she was a political prisoner and "they don't want me to talk." Mitchell and the White House have declined comment. At Mrs. Mitchell's office in the campaign headquarters near the White House, her press secretary was not available. But a spokesman for the reelection committee said Mrs. Mitchell has no appearances scheduled for the remainder of June. "She intended to use it for free time," the aide said. WASHINGTON (AP) Democratic platform writers struggled wearily today toward agreement on a document tinged with Sen. George McGovern's views on Indochina withdrawal and domestic issues without outright endorsement of some of his more-controversial stands. But, as it sought to fashion moderately liberal planks, the Platform Committee slapped down hard an effort by backers of Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace to put the party behind a proposed constitutional amendment outlawing busing for racial balance in schools. Other Wallace proposals also were defeated, but without rancor on either side. Moreover, the committee made visible efforts to include in preambles and other noncontroversial sections the language proposed by the Alabama governor's spokesmen. Mandated by new party rules to do their work in public, the 150 committee members toiled from 9 a.m. Monday until well into this morning under searing television lights and in view of a heavy delegation of newsmen and a thinning audience. They substantially recast the preliminary draft submitted by a subcommittee. Among surprise amendments was one calling for defeat of the pending welfare-reform bill, adding another obstacle to the already formidable ones the measure has encountered in Congress. Spearheaded by a group of black delegates, the amendment carried, 64 to 28. But the committee refused to endorse the proposal of the National Welfare Rights Organization for a $6,500 guaranteed income for a family of four. On tax reform, the committee voted to endorse "as a minimum step" the proposal of leading Democrats in Congress to force re-examination of most tax preferences by bringing them up for repeal over a three- year period. But the committee also called for immediate closing of "the most unjustified of the tax loopholes" and for Social Security tax changes that would rely more on payroll taxes on higher earnings and on general Treasury receipts. It also endorsed federal revenue sharing with states and cities, easing of property taxes and rejection of the value- added tax, a form of national sales levy. The platform draft calls for measures to "deconcentrate shared monopolies svich as auto, steel and tire industries," strengthen and enforce antitrust laws "to break up multinational corporations such as ITT and other conglomerates" and study federal rather than state chartering of big national and international corporations, or those left out of private employment. Rejecting amendments tending both toward a more hawkish and more dovish stance, the platform writers pledged that a Democratic president would make "the first order of business an immediate and complete withdrawal of all U.S. forces in Indochina" and said this country "will no longer seek to determine the future of the nations of Indochina.'' A military-policy plank declares that "the military budget can be reduced substantially with no weakening of our national security." Abolition of the draft was urged. The rejected Wallace antibus- ing plank would have declared the party "unalterably opposed to busing to achieve racial balance." The adopted plank describes busing as "another tool (that) must continue to be availa according to Supreme Court cisions to eliminate legally imposed segregation and improve the quality of education for all children."

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