Abilene Reporter News, February 10, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

February 10, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 10, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH JOFFEN.SS TO FRIENDS OR. FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 6734271 TEX' 25c SU-MUY -i-lc State Sale. TM ____. _ _ u tlju L TIC oiaie 3i Ford: Increased Jobless Benefit Plan in Works IVlVPDnmi mi.- DETROIT (AP) The Nix- on adJiiuiislralioii will.ask for. special assistance to areas of high unemployment to allow workers losing their jobs to receive benefit checks lur 39 weeks instead of the present 26, Vice'President Gerald It. Kord said Saturday night. In'.an effort to ease the in- creasing impact of the ener- gy crisis, Ford said Ihe ad- ministration also would seek to broaden the scope of unem- ployment programs to allow workers in areas such as agri- culture to collect txjnefit checks if they are laid alt. ;Ford, said the -new provi-' sions being proposed liy the' administration to allow Out-of- work persons to receive; bene- fits for nine months instpad of six would apply to persons los-' ing their jobs for any reason, provided they are cove red'by the programs. Kord, who spoke at-a Re- publican -'fund-raising .dinner, (lid not make a new announce- ment in saying the administra- tion would scpk these new pro- grams. President Nixon has said II currently'is in effect legisla- tion that allows stale and fed- eral 'government to, give work- ers-39'week's unemployment in certain cases. N'ixon's proposed 1975 fiscal budget; sent lo Congress last that another 13 weeks unemployment, above the regular. 26-week limit, can be paid if Ihe national insured unemployment rale js above -l.n per ccnl. -It also can be paid if a state's insured unem- pluymcnt rale Is atwve four per tent.and also 20 per cent higher than ii had been in the two previous' years. And Nixon said emergency legislation in effect until -March of this year allows stales lo suspend the 20 per cent provision. Tlie 'insured unemployment rate cited by Nixuii h Ihe number of unemployed work- ers ulio are covered by unem- ployment insurance. Nixon also said on Feb. 1, in his annual economic report, thai Ite would submil tional unemployment .insur- ance amendments lo extend the duration of benefits and expand coverage in labur market areas that have large increases in unemployment." There has lieen speculation Intent emphatic expounding youth Mike Blantou. a'senior at Abi workshop al the Civic Center. Sec'.related story ;and.pictures, Pg. 11C. (Staff Photos by John Best) Inside Today Reporter-News Hawaii Tour To Be in June the Jdminislralion might alter piiivision.s allowing the addi- tional unemployment compen- sation in way that a locality with high unemploy- ment might be eligible before the state-wide unemployment figures reach the trigger level. Kurd's announcement that the administration would seek lo expand unemployment cov- orage. to agriculture also is Jiol. new. Nixon submitted to last'.April. 12 ;a pro- posal lo establish minimum federal standards for unem- ployment compensation and lo extend 'coverage to farm workers. Kord did not specify exactly what 'the adminislralion would propose. Hut he .said at a press conference-that the'pro- gram to insure the extra 13 .weeks benefits would not re- quire additional legislation. Asked what such a program would cost, Kord said- he hadn't seen figures, hut; he un- derstood "lhat the experts. think such a "program would be needed .only until about July 1." He said lie expected the worst economic problems from the energy crisis to ease by then. Ford said: lbe: administra- tion's program would include all covered workers who lose their jobs, _ "r'ega'rdless oJ whether their, job .loss was caused Oil .'another subject, Ford .lold his. audience Jhat if .the is-no't ended have tio aller- native "than 'to .haye gasoline. rationing." '_ Ford said counfry_ whole is not gbing'lo" have a recession. -We are going through'a jieriod of eco- nomic; readjustment based on the energy crisis. "Hut once we're over it, in the next, month'br two, I think you'll'see economic conditions improving around the coun- That Ry THE ASSOCIATED 1W1SS Cargoes of meat from the Midwest and produce from Ilia South began rolling toward the Northeast Saturday amid growing indications the 10- day-old strike.by independent truckers would be largely over' by Monday. Transportation Secretary Claude S. Brinegar said in Washington lhal reports bang compiled by the'government" showed, truck traffic in Indi- ana, Illinois and Michigan at about 80 to 90 per cent of.'iior- mal on Saturday. And he said "even.in the stales where Ihe slowdown has been most critical, (ruck movements loilay are reported to be approaching normal." There continued to be signi-. ficanl poekcls of resistance to accepting the proposed slrike settlement, which includes a. Briscoe Names New Education Chief AUSTIN' (AP) Dr. Marlin .L. Brocketle of Austin was appointed stale edu ca t ion commissioner Saturday, effec- tive July 1. He told newsmen be understood Gov. Dolpti Tiriscoe's door "is still open" for a special legislative ses- sion on aid for financially strapped school districts. Brockeltc, 60, is now deputy education commissioner. He is No. 2 'man' lo commissioner ,1.W. Edgar, 69, who will retire June 30 after 24 years in of- fice. The Slate Board of 'Edu- cation slood and applauded as it unanimously chose Brock- etle as Edgar's successor. Brockelle said he fell Ihe financial needs of local school districls, many of them faced wilh declining tax bases and new programs as well as infla- tion, "will be Briscoe, who has exclusive authority lo call a special ses- sion, has met repeatedly with school men and legislators on the problems, Brockettc said. "The door, as 1 understand it, is still open.to such a con- Brocketle told re- porters. Charles Purnell, Briscoe's executive assistant, said "the door is never closed to a ses- sion that is needed and can be productive. But as of now, I don't tliink .the governor is convinced a special session woiijd be appropriate in this situation. It obviously would be unwise to interrupt the con- stitutional convention unless there is a real necessity." lirockelie has been deputy commissioner since May 1, 1970. He joined the Texas Edu- cation Agency in 190? as as- sislant commissioner for re- gional education services. He was supcrinlendent of schools al llillsboro from 1954 lo 1969 and al Orange from 3959 lo 1W7. lie began his ca- reer as a teacher in Milford in 1934. six per cenl surcharge on freighl rates independent driv- ers reeeiveTor their cargo ami guarantees of all-the .diesel fuel they need. Brinegar, ferteraljlabor-ener- gy expert W. ,1. Usery .Ir. and other mediators continued oh Saturday their efforts to per- suade drivers to climb back in their rigs. Tlic-y were having some significant success. The Fraternal Association of Steel Haulers, which claims to represent one-fiflh of the na- Iion's-estimated (nick- ers, recommended ils nie-m- bers accept the proposed set- tlement. Steel haulers locals began voting Saturday, and most reporting went along wilh their leadership's recom-' mendations. But one steel haulei-s local in Ohio rejected the agreement. W.T. Hayes said Saturday nighl thai the Council of Independent Truck- ers, one of dozens of loosely organized groups of indepen-. dent drivers which have -sprung up overnight, had vot- ed to accept the agreement. Hayes is an official of the group. Some scattered acts of vio- lence continued to be report- See PRODUCK, Pg. 16A, Col. I T h e Reporter News an- nounces it wilt sponsor a tour-of. Hawaii June 13- 24. Pg.20A. The POWs came home a Year- ago Monday." But some will never be com- pletely'free from the tor- tures they underwent. Pq 25A. Lawrence Welk, who'll op- pear here' Morch 8, says his musical family and his personal family are the same. Pq. IB. Abil-n. Cvintj CaTcndir IB 'Austin Notebook........ JX -Berry'i Wprld ............4A Bij Country Calendar 3B A .t'list-------...........' 19A Buiineii Vewi 24A Classified 9-15C Crossword Puiil- ........21A Editorials 4A Form Newt.............. gc Horoscope............. ]8A Hospital Paticntj 7A Jumble Puzzle ISA Marked J2-24A Obituaries.......... (5C TC Recordings )B Selling the Seine IB Sports.............. 13A This Week In West Texoi 25A Todoy in History.......t5A To Your Good Htollh.....14A TV T.b M6S Women's News 1-14O WASHINGTON' (AP) Additional gasoline supplies, beyond those originally allo- will-be shipped lo 12 slates seriously hit by the fuel shortage, .while reduced ship- menls wilt be sent to 10 oth- eis, energy chief William E. Simon said Saturday. Simo nsaid that Hie redistri- bution will not increase over- all supplies but "should pro- vide a better balance." "Tlie original unadjusted allocation scheme had sup- plies going into some well-sup- plied areas, while other areas were in greater he said. As (lie government reshuf- fled the supplies, ihcre were these oilier energy major de- velopments: President iVixbu, outlining' his transportation 'proposals declared that it is lime "loget all (lie irick.s back rm the road." Independent drivers appeared splii over whether lo accept administration offers to end the truck-strike. Representatives of Ij'ina- jr.r encigy-consuming nations began arriving in Washington for a merling on Monday. Xew Jersev, New York. Washington. C, Massachu- setts and Washington state made plans to begin mandato- ry nr voluntary gasoline nllo- calions by license plale begin- ning Monday. Simon issued, liis directive on allocation tltunges in a telegram 10 oil companies. '.Today's. niQasure is a re- (lislribiition, not an increase in available 'he said. "It will hot relieve .the over-all shortage. '.'However, .over the next several days we will be care- fully monitoring Ihe effecls of today's action on the states currently experiencing short- ages, and take further sicps to redirect supplies if severe shortages persist." The slates receiving in-, creased supplies are: Arkan- sas. Delaware, Illinois, Ken- tucky, Maryland, Maine, Mis-, sissippi, New Jersey, iS'ortli See CAS, Pg. ISA, Col. 4 Officers I nvestigate Death of Brothers GOI.iyrilWAITK (RN'S) The Ijfidic.s of two brothers were found ;n farmhouse three miles southwest of Mill-- lin in Mills Comity at about p.m. Saturday.' Invcjligaiing officers said that Brill Ivan Cliigg, 14. and Adam Tvov were shot in ite heaij wilh a 12- gatige shotgun. The shooting apparently ncciirrcrl at about 4 p.m., they said. The bodies were discovered by the mmher of Ihe twn boys. .Justice of the Peace KJI. Thornc of Mills County has rml made a nilina. Hearst Fiance Pledges Nat to Press Charges By SUSAN SffAUl) Associated Press Wrilcr BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) The fiance.of kidnaped news- paper heiress Patricia Hearst promised Saturday night lhal neilher he nor Miss Hearst would make any effort lo prosecute her kidnapers if she is released unharmed. Steven Weed, 26, his face still discolored from a beating he received al tlie hands of the kidnapers last Monday niglit, appeared on the porch of the Hearst family home Saturday night. "If Patty is unharmed, nei- lher.Patty nor myself will be involved in the case in any way after Weed said as he talked wilh reporters, flanked by Miss Hearst's par- ents, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph A. Hearst. Weed added: "And I hope the leadership of the Symbione.w I hope they'll believe that, for the following reason: "If il turns out that she isn't released unharmed or if we are forced lo .testify, I think lhal would seriously jeopard- ise any future negotiations of lhal sort that might have lo come up.'1 The radical Symbioncse lib- oration Army has claimed res- ponsibility for the kidnaping of Miss Hearst from her licrke- k ley apaitmenl. in the one let- ter received from the group thus far. it said Ihe University of California student alive and in good heallh. Weed, his right eye extreme- ly bloodshot, recounted the events that transpired the night he opened Ihe door of Miss Hearst's apartment and Iwo aimed men ruslicj in aiul grabbed Ihe screaming young They tossed Miss Hearst in the Imnk of a car and fled in a hail of "They were very inilitaris- he said. "They had il so well planned that they needed to say almost nothing (lo each olherj.'1 Weed, a philosophy graduate student at the University of California, said earlier thai he was beaten with a heavy wine bottle and tied up. At one point, !ie jumped from the floor and ran yelling out the rloor. he said. Asked if he thought he was going to be killed, Weed re- plied: "At the time, I thought that they intended lo. Otherwise, I wouldn't have jumped up wilh two rifles on me unless I thought they were going to." Karlier .Saturday. Hearst, the president and ctlilnr of Ihe San Francisco Examiner and chairman of Ihe Hearst Corp., had said he hoped the contin- ued silence from his daugh- ter's abductors did not mean lhal she was dead. ".Maybe tfmy jusi wan! us to sweat it oni some more, may- be they want lo extend the he said. just doirt know. ''1 certainly hope to Cod (tie the reason isn't because Pnlly is-, no longer said Hearst, speaking from the family home in llillsborotigh. itcarsl also said nf his "I would expect she y standing il rather well." Parents nt the two youths are Mr. and .Mrs. Jackie Clrigg of Route 1, Mullin. Ths bodies were taken to Wilkins Funeral Home in Goldthwaite. The. .investigation is being rnndutted by Mills County Sheriff Horace G. Brooks and deputy Randall Ratliff. Also assisling are Texas Ranger Hob Favor of Brady, a finger- print expert from the Depart- ment of Public Safely in Aus- tin, and Mills Counly'nighvMy Patrolman Bobby V.'ilcox. Scaffold Drama Ends Happily DALLAS (APi-A drama IS stories above a concrete plaza ciuled happily Saturday when two -workmen rescued from iheir broken scaffold. A cable at one end broke and the scaffold tilled at a anule alxive Ihe pla- of One Main Place, a ma- jor (luwntOiMi offiix1 building. cutters made a hole in a window. Tlie windows are a part of the wall and cannot be raised or lowered. The pair, Jerry Hawkins, 24. anil Don llowell, 20, hniig from Iho tilled scaffold for about an liour before their res- cue. A strong north wind bat- tered the broken platform againsi Ihe office building while men clung their r-t precarious perch. ;