Abilene Reporter News, February 13, 1974

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February 13, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas Sbttent: V IV "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93HD YEAR, NO. 241 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 13, PACES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press By ELI.IE HUCKER Kissinger Isn't Presidential Timber Q. The incnlion of Henry Kissinger sparked a Could he run for I'residcnl even (hough he was born In Germany? A. No. Only natural bom citizens are eligi- ble or (hose who were citizens at the time the Constitution was adopted. Kissinger lias been around awhile but he's sure not push- Ing 185. And he's seen a lot of action but in this case it's origin thai counls, nol experi- ence. Q. Every day I drive daini Willis, cross (he railroad (racks going south and every tiny traffic turning left onlo S. Jsl causes a stackup behind, sometimes clear across N. 1st. It's the same al S. and S. Is there any chance of a left turn signal al Ihosc Intersections? Especially between five antf six o'clock? A. "Eventually I guess we'll have to do it, but it means increasing the cycle length of all signals on North and South Isl to keep (he lights says 'IVaffic Kngi- neer Bud Taylor. It's not something that can be done overnight, he says, but sometime this year signals on North and South 1sl plus a few other clogged intersections will be switched to four phases (left turn Q. Will acupuncture, cure abdominal lialn? A. Dr. Greg Koss, medical director for the Acupuncture Center of America, Inc. says acupuncture won't "cure" anything. It re- lieves pain in many cases, but there are no ?uaranfees. He gave its a list of non-treat- able ailments, one of which is undlagnosed abdominal pain. Treatment could mask an liter or other serious ailment. For specifics about your problem, write Dr. Koss at 1750 K Street, NW, Washington, D.C. or write the Acupuncture Center of Massachusetts, 100 Boylslon SI., Boston, Mass. Both have oriental acupuncturists le- jally allowed to practice under supervision 3f American doctors. My parents grew up in the South Dakota-Minnesota area and in high school ollen uanceil lo Lawrence Wclk's band when Mr. Wclk was Jusl beginning his career. Today they're avid fans. My mother often comments that she can recall having danced with Mr. Wclk on several occasions. My wife and I plan lo attend his show when It's here and it would be nice If we could gel Mr. IVclk's autograph lo frame and send lo my niolher in Idaho for her birthday. Of course, it would he more Impressive if we could obtain it from him In person. Could such arrangements be made? A. We can't work out any more special ileals with Mr. Welk but we managed to find out that he gave autographs during inter- mission at his Ubbock concert so he'll probably do Hie same in Abilene. We can just envision the mob scene. If you miss him, write his otfice at 'M4 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, Calif. 80103 for an autographed picture. Q. Can you find oul the naiur. of Ihe musical Ihcmc played al every Sat- urday night on Channel 4, Dallas, "Four Country I love it! A. You're hearing "The Hill Country Theme, Lyndon Johnson's from Hie RCA album "Boston Pops Goes by Arthur Fiedler and Ihe Boston Pops Orches- tra. It is beautiful. Address questions (o Action Line, Itox 30, Abilene, Texas 78601. Names will not be used but questions must he. signed and addresses given. Please in- clude telephone numbers if I 'Chill Factor' I Chart Inside It may be "spring" now buf Texas weather seems to get most of its entertain- J merit by fooling weather- is why o Wind Chill Factor Chart is pre- I sented on Pg. 1B, just in case. NEWS INDEX Amusements............ 6B Bridge..................8A Business Mirror IOA Clpsiificd 4-9C Comics 78 Fdiloriols 4A Horoscope...............6A Hospital Policnls..........2A Obituaries 9C I-3C Your Good Hcoll'n......7A TV Lafl (SB TV Seoul 6B Women's News......... 2-3B Early Candidate? The next mayor's race m-Abilene js slill two years': but one candidate ap- parently lias mcrcial Barber Sliop al 1022 N. 4lh, has drawn stares and even some contributions from curious passers-by. Shop owner George Kelly, who clainis to be campaign manager for Hie fictitious says the poster and other paraphernalia are part of a prank lie i.s playing on an unnamed friend. (Staff Photo .by Jon Catesi W. Germans Say Soviets To Deport Solzhenitsyn BONN Germany (AP) Chancellor Willy Brandt's gov- ernment announced today il has been informed by the Kremlin lhal Soviet author Al- exander Solzhenitsyn was com- ing lo West Germany. Government spokesman Ruediger von Wechmar told newsmen Bonn was prepared to accept the Russian Nobel Prize anthor.-who was arrested Tues- day in Moscow. Bill von 11'cdininr denied an earlier report by a spokesman Simon Tells Ash: 'Keep Hands Off lly (JHKfiOIIV Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) Fed- eral energy chief William 1C. ,Si- moti said in effect today (iial fHidget Director Roy L. Ash should mind his own business. His comment was a response to Ash's terming the energy crisis a short-term problem. "Perhaps I should call a pre.ss briefing on the budget or maybe I should ask Sir. Asli lo keep his collon-pickin1 hands off energy policy." Simon said in response to a question, about Ihe prediction. Simon was interviewed brief- ly on Ihe Ash matter on NIH.'- TV's "Today" program. Ash, director of Ihe Office of Titanagemeiil and Budget, had predicted on Tuesday lhal long lines of cars around gasoline stations other critical prob- lems resulting from the energy shorliigo will end Ihis year. But Simon declined lo com- ment on eliding- llie long lines, saying il WES a prognostication lo do so. He said he doubled lhat Ash's speculation would harm Simon's efforts to con- vince the public lhal Ihe energy shortage is real. "1 assume Mr. Ash mcanl that the embargo would he lifl- cd, and while the. shortages would remain, they would nol be really as severe as they are right Simon said. The exchange recalled a sim- ilar 'squabble last September between Treasury Secretary Ceorge P. Shullz and Helvin l.aird, then President Nixon's lop domestic adviser. Ash comments, Pg. IB .Japan, l.aird, in Washington, announced a lax 'increase pro- posal, prompting the Treasury official lo respond: ''The Presi- dent's adviser on domestic af- fairs can keep his cotton-pickin' hands off economy policy." Before making the comment, .Shullz conferred by telephone from Tokyo with his deputy secretary William K. for German author Heinrich Boll that .Solzhcnilsyn already had arrived in West Germany and was en roiitc to Ihe country home of- lioll, also' a Nobel Prize winner. Von Wechmar said il was nol yci. known whether would settle permanently in West Germany. At I'Yankfurt airport officials said Solzheiulsyn was expected to arrive there on an Soviet Ac- roflot plane later today. They added Dial newsmen would be barred from speaking with him. "In Ihe interest of Mr, Sol- Ihe federal govern- ment h.is decided that no news reporters will be allowed to meet him al Ihe an airport spokesman said. In Moscow, Solzhcnilsyn's wife, Natalya Svetlova, said she had heard rumors of Ihe author's deportation but added, "I don't believe il until I hear his voice." She wailed nervous- ly, quickly answering each ring of Ihe lelephone in hope thai it will be a call from her hus- band. Grass Fires Grow No Moisture Seen By JOE DACV II Hepurlcr-jVews Slaff Writer Forecasters at the National Weather Service painted a grim picture Wednesday for Abilene firemen, who have had to battle' grass fires in the city at llie rate of nine a day. Fire Chief Joe Lockhai'l said Wednesday his men had five units in the city out at (he same time Tuesday, fighting 12 grass fires within an S'.viiour period. Short-handed from the flu bug and vacations, Lockharl charac- terized the situation as "very adding that the city could be in "said shape" if the Fire Department becomes over- loaded. FOHF.CASTKK Jack Schnabel said Ihe outlook for the future is nol good, because, based on a 50-year record, the months of February and March are Hie driest of the year. The city, he said, has received only .-It inch of rain since Oct. 31. Schnabel said the normal pre- cipitation patterns have shifted into Kasl Texas, where he said some counties have reported tip lo 30 inches of rainfall in the first six weeks of this year alone. Til 1C CONSTANTLY low hu- midity and a 5-degree increase in the average temperature from Januaiy 1973 lo January J97-1 arc compounding the prob- lem, Schnabel said. The significant sliifl in the pattern, said, has brought, a predominant flow of warm, dry air from the southwest. The arrid currents imported from Mexico have been left un- molested by Ihe usual parade of cold fronts' from Ihe north. This luck of frontal conditions is causing the present warming Ircnd. "We simply continue to warm Schnabel said.. Schnabel hesitated to predict how long the dry spell would last, but said no significant change would occur bv Thurs- day, although slighlly cooler temperatures are expected. THE RECORD high for Feb. 13, Sclinabelsairi, is 84 degrees- Temperatures are expected to soar near thai mark Wednes- day. The present conditions, Schnabel said, are in sharp con- trast to last year's winter which was characterized by extreme cold and a record 12-inch snow- fall. Chief l.ockhart said if Ihe pre- sent conditions continue the city's 74-xquare-mile area will continue to bu plagued by "a bunch of grasssfircs." Ordinarily one of the depart- ment's 15 firetighting rigs is sent lo one grass fire, Lockharl said. However, three rigs were called oul lo one fire Tuesday. THE DKPAUTMUNT has five boosters, one in reserve, and seven on-line engines, three in reserve, at seven stations, Lock- hart said. The grassfires usually slarl "from carelessness" with matches and cigarettes, Lock- harl .said. A bottle rctlecling sunlight may also stall a fire, he said. The primary consideration is the protection of residences which can "really become in- volved" in a fire before fire units arrive al the scene, Lock- hart said. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTfAENT OF COMMERCE NnlicmaL Weather (Wcalfier Map. Pg. 2A) AUilere and vjunily radius) Clear to partly cloudy and warm today, and Thursday. Southerly lo Miulhweilerlv wines 01 10 lo 70 mptv, shilling lo wesl Thursday. High laday In low. Low Ictnlqhl mliMOi, High Thursday in mid-70s. Hiyh and low for 'H hours endlny I a.m.: and 48. klyh ond low same dole lost year: S3 unU 40. Sunsel las! niqht: sunrise today: -iuiiiet loni-qhl: K11UW LEKSON CNU since '52 DON SWINDELL vice president Leeson, Swindell Promoted by CNB Blast Victims' Memorial Fund Begun al Clyde Peoples Stale Bank of Clyde announced Wednesday that a memorial fund has been estab- lished for the victims of the Monday night, Clyde explosion and fire. Donations may be lakcn or mailed to Hie bank, said Doug Ford, president of Ihc hank. ThS proceeds will lie given to the fire department. Oliver Howard. chairman of Ihe board of Citizens National Hank; and Bob Uplon, president, announced Wednesday Ihe pro- motion of two bank officers! Kirby Leeson advanced from assistant vice presidenl to vice and Dun Swindell, fnr- mr-r assislant vice presidenl and frnsl officer, was promotc'd to vice president and inisl officer. The promotions were made-by 1 he'board .Tuesday. Leeson, .Salinas Dr., was horn in Abilene and educated here. He graduate! from Abi- lene High School and attended Southwestern University a n il McAlurry College, lie is a grad- uate of Ihe American of Banking. LEESON WAS by West Texas Utilities Co." before, starting work at Citizens Nation- al bank in 1952. He has worked in the proof department, book- keeping, collections, as a telloi', and in the note department be- fore becoming a loan officer. lie is oast presidenl of llie Abilene Chapter of Ihe Ameri- can Institute of Banking. He lias worked on the United. Fund, March of .Dimes, llnart Fund, and Business AID. lit' is alsn treasurer of Hie Cooper Cougar Booster Club. A member of the Gideons International, treasurer of the Abilene Kiwanis Club, and treasurer and on Ihe executive board of the Fxl linbb Evange- listic Assn. Leeson is the son of the late .1. T. I.oeson Jr., and Mrs. G. H. Arabs Call Off Embargo Meet While Slmllj! was on lo lly HOLGEIt .IKNSEM Asocijilrd Press Wrilrr TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -The meeling Thursday of Arab oil ministers lo discuss the oil em- bargo on (he United Slates lias been postponed indefinitely, government spokesmen an- nounced today. A brief communique broad- cast by Tripoli radio said the postponement was "at the re- quest of Saudi Arabia and Ku- wait. Foreign diplomats lierc spec- ulated the postponement was prompted by a four-nation Arab summit in Algiers. The leaders of Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia and Algeria wore galncring Ihcrc lo discuss what !he Alge- rian radio called "new and im- portanl developments" since the Arab-Israeli war, 'there was widespread specu- lation here (tint anydecision on the nil embargo against, llie United Stales would be made in Algiers. Postponement of Ihe Tripoli meeling caught Xnwaili Minister Abdul Rahman Aliki in Beirut preparing 10 hoard a plane for Tripoli; a Kuwaiti spokesman in Beirut rt-porled. Atiki immediately put off the trip. Egyptian. President Anwar Sadat has in recent weeks re- portedly been urging a lifliug of Iho embargo, because ol Ihe, agreement between Kgynt and Israel on troop disengagement along Ihe Canal. Al Ihe same lime, however. Syrian Presidenl Hafez Assad has reportedly been pressuring King Faisal ol Saudi Arabia lo continue the boycott until an Is- raeli Syrian disengagement pact is signed. President Nixon in his State Df Ihe Union speech placed great hope on an "'urgent med- lo be called "in the near future" by Ihe Arabs lo discuss the oil embargo. II was pre- sumed he meant Thursday's conference in Tripoli. The postponement occurred a.s four Arab leaders galhered today in Algiers lo discuss oil mailers and disengagement of Syrian and Israeli forces on (he Golan Heights. The official Algerian radio said the meeling had been called to consider "new and im- portant developments" in the. Middle Kast sitnalion since a full-scale Arab summit last No- vember. The official Algerian radio said the meeling in Algiers attended by Sadat, Assad, King Faisal and President llouarl Hoiimcdicnnc of Algeria had been called to consider "new and important developments" in (he Middle Hast situation. The lirsl indication thai trouble for Ihc Tripoli confer- ence was ahead came Tuesday night when radical Iraq an- nounced it was boycotting Hie meeting because Ihc agenda was confined lo possibly lifting Ihe embarmi aijainsl ihc L'niled Stall's. Iraq favors a harder line, ad- v o c a I i n g complete nation- alization of (J.S. nil interests in Ihc Middle Kast and withdraw- al of Arab money from Ameri- can banks. Observers in Beirut specula- ted a new date for the Tripoli conference would be set hy Arab leaders once a decision had been reached al the Algiers meeting. The postponement of Ihe meeting seemed certain to cause disappointment in Wash- ington. Moth President Nlxnn and U.S. Secretary of Slate Henry A. Kissinger have hinted in recent weeks they expected Ihe embargo lo be lifted. Sliriber. now of Gatesville. His K'ife, Dolores, is secretary at Travis Elementary School. They Jiave livo children, Debbie, a ju- nior at, North Texas Stale Uni- versity, and John, .1 soph- omore at Cooper. Tlie Leesons ;illeml First United Afelhorfist Churcli where he is on the ad- jiiim'stfalive board and chair- man of llie Finance Committee. Briarwood, is a native of Qnanah. He is the son of -Xli's. Cora Swindell" of Qnanah. lie lived there through high school and entered military service in 1343. He was a mem- ber of the IQIh Army which served on Okinawa. After being discharged, Swin- dell enrolled al JkJIuiry and received liis BS degree in busi- ness administration in 1050. He was president of Ihe Mc.Uurry Band. Swindell worked for Panhan- dle Compress ami Warehouse Co. in Quaiiali and later in I'lainview, .serving us assistant superintendent, fn March 1957, Swindell entered the banking field and began training at Cili- zi'iis Hank here. He has prog- ressed through bookkeeping, teller, and savings operations, and served as manager of (he proof and transit depart men! be- fore being placed in Ihe trust department. Swindell was prom- oted (o assistant trust officer in 1003 and was made assistant vice president and trust officer in December He graduated from (he South- western Graduate- School of Banking al S.1IU in 1968. He is a member of Ihe American Insli- lute of Hanking and has served as secretary and treasurer of the (Overling Optimist He and liis family are members of Aldersgale United Methodist Church where he serves as a member of Die board of trus- tees. A WEEKENDER sure wtry to IJPT i into ihe buyers' 15 WORDS c 3 DAYS Sove 12' pet woftl Adcl'lionol Worrf? 15' No phorw oicfctl ;

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