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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 15, 1974, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IF 93RD YEAR, NQ. 212 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY. 15, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (IP) 'Retarded7 Mian Now SEATTLE (AP) for 22 years, Richard'Alexander was, considered mentally; retarded-' and confined to an institution. Now he teaches Ihe menially handicapped. Alexander, 46, has seven students at a Seattle 'mental health care facility. The -agen- .cy, .director, Gary W. Hanv says Alexander is a .phenomenal; teacher. h e ,r-.e 'professionally trained failed to motivate Ihe menially hand- icapped in.such'areas as sim- ple 'mathematics and reading and other basic skills, Alexan- der has them lapping it llamiiions said. "He's.a model lor these peo- Mammons .added, "lie's a success and he's one of them and they admire him. He knows how to give support and get their support.'.' Alexander was released from the "Rainier School at He.had been committed to the .school at age 15 and again ai age 19. He said as" a child he .suffered from an illness that caused brain-damage due to-high fe- ver. He committed various small crimes. "I stole and did things I was s o r r y about after. I'm ashamed- of .them lie said. "Bui it was; not unusual to lock people up in such places as Rainier in those days, and that's what they, did ID me." A Rainier School employe knew' Alexander said he was only mildly retarded if at all. At Rainier' he often worked 14 hours a day, seven days a week doing different physical jobs and feeding and changing patients In the profoundly re- tarded area; "When I ran away, they put me on the vow! gang picking B I %l III. 39 W me on tlic road gang picking stones for he said, "It was slave labor. I got ho pay." After release, he went back io Rainier and worked as a volunteer and tour guide. Later, he learned teaching and counseling'skills -in an adult education program at Fort Sleilacoom Community College. Alexander, who is'married, has held-his present job with Ihe Northwest Center for Ihe Retarded for two months. As an outreach worker, lie 'also scouts Seattle's Skid Road area for mentally ill "people who need help. He says many people released from in- stitutions gravitate to Skid Road! "I like my he said. are so many people who HAllUY. SCJIWEI1) Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) Secre- tary of .'Slate Henry A, Kissin- ger today outlined Egypt's counterproposals for a with- drawal of military forces on the Suez fronl and said Israeli lead- ers appeared to find "construc- tive aspects" in the plan. Kissinger emerged from a two-hour meeting with Deputy Premier Yigal Alton, Foreign Minister Abba Kban and De- fense Minister Moshc Dayau and said they had "a very warm and I think very useful discussion." "We learned in very great detail what the Egyptian ideas said Eban. lie added that, the talk had been "very useful, detailed and substantive." The foreign minister went from Ihe meeting to Premier Golda.Mcir's'.linmc to tell her about it. Mrs. Jleir is confined to her home with an attack of shingles. The chief point under dis- cussion is what Egypt is willing 1 to'do in the way'of thinning ils forces and arms on the cast bank of the Suez Canal in ex- change for withdrawal of Is- raeli troops from the canal. Kissinger brought, the Egyp- tian counterproposals Monday night from Aswan, where he conferred once more with Egyptian President Anwar Sa- dat. The American said lie be- lieved had "narrowed the differences substantially" and lie honed to narrow them fur- ther during his talks with the Israelis. Kir.vnt iiyiiiirailly had no ob- jections -to Israel's offer to pull its troops back to a line about 20 miles east of the canal. But Kissinger returned to Israel with a map showing the posi- tions the Egyptians insist on holding on the east bank as well as the buffer zone Ihe Egyptians arc willing Io lei the United Nations peacekeeping By ELIJE RUCKER Balloon Price Covers More Than Hot Air Q. I'm looking lor a hot air balloon, flue if the huge things with basket underneath that feolds several iieople. T may be ahle (o find that myself (so far I luven'l) hut what I from Action Line Is the name of an Instructor. Is there anyoinp. In-Texas that can leach me Io My one of these things? A. Sure. Mike Lewis in Fort Worth not wily sells Piccavd hot air balloons, he's .certified .instructor. He says.he can teach to fiyrit and get your commercial li- 'cchsVin'orie''week providing the weather is good: Hot air balloons are not edacity the bargain of the century, you could buy a car for less, bu( Mike can tell you more about that. be in touch with you. If the price takes-your.breath away, he ctvn tell you i-hcre Io find a used balloon. Q.- Just 'curious. What's going on In Westgale Shopping Center where Wai- green's used to be? Have been watching and wondering. A. Walgreen's is about to be transformed Into Town Plaza. It'll be divided into 8 or possibly as many as. 12 small stores or little boutiques similar to the Swiss Alps in West- gate. The first sfiop should be open the second week in February, says Ihe Wcslgale Shopping Center owner. Q.'l.ast spring I had (he best looking weed patch In town (or a front yard. I wrote Action Line for help and you said I should have used somclhing-or-olhcr back In the wintertime. What was It I should have A. .Weed preventer. NOT killer, preven- ter. And January and -February are the right months to use it. You won't have weeds to contend with Ihis spring if you'll get.busy now because it will block Ihe weed seeds :from germinating. Weed killers (especially when included in fertilizer) can cause lots of problems such as killing your trees, bushes and shrubs right along with the weeds if you're riol careful. The preventer is a belter deal if you can just convince yourself it's time to think about yard work. Q. I have twfl pairs of gerbils In the same cage and one of the pairs has a litter will I have (o remove the other gotten a lot of different an- swers. What Is Irne? A. Zoo Director Dan Watson thinks it's best to take the precaution of separating the pairs if you want to save 100 per cent of the litter. In fad, he says the father ougnta go too If you tlon'.l have two cages, make a separate compartment in the cage so rnol ti- er and babies can gel off to themselves. Sometimes the adull gerbils cat the little Q About a year ago (or maybe long- er) I.reart about a "Powder Pnll Me- chanics Course" to be held here. T missed thai one, have been looking for a notice of future classes but so far I haven't seen anything. 1 don't Vimw who ;io call because I don't renumber who the first, one. A It was the Boys. Big Country Dodge will offer another WOW (Women on Wheels) course the end of this monlh. Leave your name and phone number at the Dodge house. The- class, meets -three consecutive .nights'from 7 to 9 p.m., January 23, 30, 31. You'll find out how to change oil, tires, what the squeaks and honks mean and all about what goes on .under' Ihe hood of your auto- mobile, Address ouesllons to Action Lint, Box JO, Abilene, Texas 79601. Names will not be used hut questions umsl be signed ami addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers If possible. force man between the two ar- mies. One high-ranking American official with Kissinger said he thought the differences between Ihe Israeli .proposal and the Egyptian counterproposal were manageable. The principal dis- agreement apparently'was over the number and kinds of an- tiaircraft missiles and other weapons that Egypt would re- tain on the east side of the ca- nal. Defense Minister Moshe Da- van said shortly before Kissin- ger's return lhal the. Soviet ion has rebuilt most of the mis- sile sites in Egypt and Syria that were destroyed in Ihe lober war and has introduced' new and longer-range missiles into the armories ot bolh na- tions. The. Israeli government's chief.opposition, Ihe right-wing Likud bloc, .claimed that the" Egyptians also had built mis- sile, sites in the. areas east of the canal that they occupied in the war. foreign Minister Abba" Eban met Kissinger on his return from Aswan Monday night and conferred with him until after midnight. Tlie American secre- tary's schedule this morning called lor a meeting first with Premier Golda Meir, who is confined to her home with an allack of shingles. Kissinger hoped id be able to hold a 'linal meeting Wednesday with Sadat and then let Ihe two countries return to direct nego- tiations in Geneva. "I'm not going to be shuttling bagk and he .lold news- men in Aswan Monday. "After this phase, we'll have to do it in Geneva." Kissinger said he. hoped to. re- turn: Io Washington by: the weekend. He is expected' to travel via Jordan. Meanwhile, Egyptian Foreign Minister .Is- irfail .FahfnyT is to fly to Moscow to 'discuss'.'lne disengagement' situation with the p Request Checkup for Nixon WASHINGTON (A P) While House-physician Waller Tkach says he plans' to :a'sk President _ Nixon to make ah appointment for a long over- due physical Tkach noted Monday that the President had been scruTd- uled 'for a. medical examina; titin at Bcthesda Naval Ucdi- .cal Center on Dec. 18 but de- layed it on grounds he was too busy. Tkach said now that Nixon has returned from an 18-day stay at the Western White House at San Clemente, he will ask him to set a dale for the physical. Educated Poor People Sold Vulnerable to Colds Poke at President A large sign outside a service station in Beaumont lakes a poke at President Nixon's request that service stations should not sell gasoline on Sundays. (AP Wirepholo) Mother Says Henley Hallucinating By JIM BARLOW Associated Press Writer HOUSTON (AP) The mother of a teenager accused in the Houston mass murders has testified her son was hal- lucinating during tlie time p'o- licc obtained crucial slale- nicilts from hiiri. Elmcv Wayne Henley's de- fense lawyers contend officers denied tlie 17-yeav-old a chance "to consult them'before he made the statements. Mrs. Mary Pauline Henley lold a prclrinl hearing Monday hcr-son was "sick incoher- ent" when she visited him in ja.il last Aug. 9 the day after his arrest. The hearing Is to resume at 9 a.m. CDT today with the defense expected to continue efforts against Henley's state- ments lo police. Mi's. Henley, first witness on the hearing's opening (lay, les- lified her son was "hallucinat- people who wer- en't (here and doors opening from Ihe wrong, side. He WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nolionol wcaiher Service [Weolher Mop, Pg. 4B] ABILENE AND VICINITY rodiui) Clear lo parlly cloudy and a liltie warmer loday Through Wednesday. varfcble S to IS m.p.h. Hioh loday ear 70- Low lonighl in upper Mi Hlqh Wednesday mid-7DJ. High far 14 hours ending ,m.: A3 ond 11. High and low same dale lost year: 47 nd 34. Sunsel lasl nighl: sunrise loday: simiel (anighl: Pentagon to Cut Ranks by WASHINGTON (AP) The Defense Department plans to cut manpower by serv- icemen over the ne-xl six months, more than the cut approved by Congress for Ihe fiscal year ending .fune 30, 1974. The Pentagon Is about to ask Congress for a lo billion increase for next year's military budget, and the new manpower cuts arc expected to be used as evidence thai mili- tary planners arc trying lo cut cosls wherever ihcy can. Assistant Defense Secretary William K. Brchm, in announc- ing the addiiional manpower cuts Monday, declined lo trans- late them into dollar savings. The cuts will result in rnanprwcr losses of 22.COO for Ihe Army, for the Navy and (or the Air force, rc.sullinK in mili- lary strength by next .July of 2.17 million men and women. Brehm predicted the Army will fall between and 000 short of its manpow- er goal for Ihe end of June 1974. lie said al a monthly briefing on Ihe volunteer Army thai a congressional requirement For 55 per cent of all new Gls to have a higb school diploma is going to make recruiting diffi- cult over Ihe next six months. lie s'iiid that 07 per cent of in Ihe.Army in Ihe pro- Vietnam year of 10G4 were hiph school graduates, wliile only 54 per cent were high school grad- uates through mid-December, 1973. Brchm also disclosed that Ihe Pentagon hopes lo recruit about women by the end of June 1974, compared lo strength of in 1971, and hopes, by I9C8, to bring female membership in Ihe armed forces up in lUl.OOO. would sec people standing at the open (jail cell) donr, standing there laughing at him and Ihen the door would close again." Prosecution lawyers have said their case is in double if Henley's statements are not as evidence. Contents of the statements have not been released.' Henley, on trial in Ihe slay- ing of Charles Ray Cobble, 17. look notes on a legal pad while liis mother spoke. Mrs. Henley testified she received a telephone call from her son Aug. 8, 1D73, telling her he had killed Dean Arnold Corn, 33, and was being held by police. Henley had called officers in suburban Pasadena and told them had shot Covll, 33, dining a sex and paint-sniffing parly at Corn's home. Polite saiil Henley and Dav- id Owen Mrooks, 18, led them to the bodies of Ihe victims at three different sites. lirooks is charged in tour of the slay- ings. Officers said Ihe two de- fendants procured Iccn-agers for Corll. The only other witness Mon- day, lawyer Samuel Plotkin, testified Mrs. Henley hired him lo defend her son Ihe morning of Aug. 9 just before she went to Ihe Pasadena po- lice station lo see Hciilcy. Plolkin, who said he had represented Mrs. Henley in a 1970 divorce case againsl (he defendant's father, lestificd he first contaclcd the Pasadena police by telephone sometime between 1 a.m. and noon Aug. 9. Plolkin was unable lo say under cross-examination if lie actually iiad tnUI Pasadena deled ivcs nol lo question his clicnl. can't say with positive ccrlHinly.V Plotkin sain. "I did say I was his attorney and I was coining out there. I asked (hem not lo coerce the boy." .Dislricl Court Judge Wil- liam llatlen said Ihe prclrinl hearing could lake as long as Uvo weeks. Jury selection will begin after the hearing. CHICAGO (AP) Highly educated people with low in- comes are particularly prone to gel colds, two medical re- searchers say. And Ihe poorly educated rich are less prone to colds, the re- searchers reported in the Jan. 14 issue -ol the Journal of the American.Medical The 'researchers, Dr. Arnold S. llonta and Dr. Belty ?.r. man of the University of Mich- igan's school of public hcallh, based their findings on a six- year sludv in the town of Tc- cumseh, Mich. Families were selected ran- domly from among the residents of the community. The highest rale of acute res- piratory illness an average of 6.1 per year was found among infants under one year of age. With increasing age, Ihe an- nual rale of illness dropped, ex- cept for the 20-29 age group, Education Due During Evening Adults interested in an introductory course in data processing, refresher cours- es in typing, or shorthand, basic bookkeeping or elec- tronics may register Ihis week and next in Abilene Evenina School. Story, Pg. IB. Amusements 2B Business Mirror 3A Bridge ........-......2B Classified 5-8C Comics -4C Ediloriols 4A Horoscope...............3A Hospital Patfenls..........4B Obiluaries 8C Srioris I.2C To Your Good Heallli......3C TV Loo, 26 TV Scout 2B Women's News 3B after which the rale resumed its-decline. The researchers said the rea- son for this exception is most couples .start-their families dur- ing this age period and are'cx- poscd to .infectious agents by their small children, who have -high rates _of. illness..; Drs.'Monto and UUman re- laled tlie higher frequency of colds among lower income groups to living conditions among Ihe poor. They said Ihe higher rates among Ihe well educated "may be relaled lo the recognized dif- ferences in ability of individ- uals of varied backgrounds to recognize minor symptoms and lo consider that they signify the existence of disease." The researchers said, ''Re- sults bblained in Tecumseh should be viewed as probably applying to similar populations elsewhere in Ihe United Stales." Plane Delays Tower Visit Sen. Johji Tower's visit to Abi- lene was temporarily delayed Tuesday morning because of bad weather conditions which forced his plane to land in Quan- ah instead of Wichila Falls. Tower was to have .delivered a convocation speech al Hardin- Simmons University al a.m. Tuesday. The public had Ijcen invited to both the convocation and the reception at at Moody Center. The senator is expected lo arrive before upon Tuesday lo keep other appoint- ments. Tower is expected to fly back 10 Wichita falls before return- ing In Washington. A WEEK.-ENDER Anti-Japanese Students Storm Palace Grounds voy lo gel your Sola inlo Ihe buyers' hancUL 15 WORDS 3 DAYS Save 12' per Adcilional wordi 15' each No phone Caih in od-nnte Or.atUme 3 pm Mo refundt ABILINC REPORUR-mm JAKAliTA, Indonesia (AP) A battalion of troops in full battle dress and scores of ar- mored cars were called nut to- day to keep anti-.hipancsc students from storming the grounds of President Suharto's Freedom Palace while he met with visiting Prime Minister Kakuei Tnmika of There wore a number of bloody clashes, and the stu- dents smashed or burned about 50 Japanese-made curs and 1110- lorcyclcs in the vicinity of the palace. Troops battled oilier Mil- denls nl y .school nciir tho palace. Unconfirmed reports said six of the students were wounded there by Ihe troops' bayonets and rifle bulls. In one clash, the students at- tacked Ihe soldiers with bricks utid stones. One soldier was led away bleeding profusely from head wounds. to hell with your aid. said the banners al a rally on one campus where an effigy of Tanaka was burned. Taiiiika arrived late Monday for the last slop on a (our of five Southeast-Asia nations. In each he has been Ihe largcl of demonstrators charging with economic imperialism in Ihe area, bill most of Ihe dem- onstrations have been peaceful. Tanaka was grim-faced as he Ic'fl the palace and went lo lunch with Foreign Minister Adam Malik. The foreign min- ister said Tanaka lold him he wiiiild cshiblish an office of eco- nomic cooperation lo provide guidance for Japanese com- panies operating abroad and any country could lake griev- ances about .Iapanc.se business- men lo that office. Informed sources satf Tan- iika's scheduled visit during the aflornoon lo Ihe Heroes' Ceme- tery WHS cancelled because of the rioling, ullhough Ihe official reason was because, of heavy rain.