Abilene Reporter News, February 17, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

February 17, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 17, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENScTO FRIENDS OR FOES WESKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, PHONK 673-4271 TEX., 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17, 1974-KIGHTY-FOUR PACKS IN SIX SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY State Sales H.V JACK SC'IUEBMAX Assbvialed Press Writer BERKELEY. Calif. The kidnapers or heiress Pa- tricia Hearst lold her family Saturday they "will accept a sincere effort on your part" in meeting their demands for a multimillidn dollar food givea- way to the state's now. .Miss Hearst added in a tape recording, delivered lo the rs Tell Hearsts Sincere Effort Okay family that it was "never in- tended Ihal you feed the whole slate" and'said if the Flit uses force to free her she ex- pects to be killed. The co m me nls of Miss Hearst and a man identifying himself as a member (if Ilic Symbionesc Liberation' Army made it clear the kidnapers do no! expect the Hearst family to spend the up lo million it would lake to in free food to all the state's nee- .dy. In the tape recording deliv- ered lo ihe family, a man identifying himself as a gener- al field marshal of Ihc SLA said: "The pcoplfl are -awaiting your gesture. .Vou may rest assured that we are quite able lo assess Ihc extent of your Short fuse in a long line The .fruslfalipn of haying another motorist sneak in the line ahead of him pveciptlat- 'Yed this reaction, from'a driver attempting lo.gct gas in Chicago. (AP Wirephoto) Ministers From Saudi Arabia, in U.S. for Talks WASHINGTON' (AP) The foreign minislers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia arrived here Sat- urday night for talks with Kee- l-Mary of .Stale Henry A. Kis- singer on disengagement of Is- raeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights. have decided to .come after being sure that some- thing has lo happen in these long, long difficulties." said OmarSakkaf, Ihe Saudi minis- ter, following a bear-hug from at Dulles Airport. Sakka'f, with Egyptian for- eign minister Ismail Fahmy at his fide, said he hoped for a solution, "during our visit to this country." Mothers Answer Milk Call For Child With Rare Disease .PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) Twenty-two-month old Chris Smith of Phoenix, Ariz., has received a life-giving supply of mother's milk from a group of concerned- new. mothers here-.... Chris' parents, ilr. and Mrs'. Charles Bennett Smith, re- ceived a shipment of 5W ounces of the milk on Salur- day, courtesy of the Ports- mouth area Mothers Milk Pro- gram. Chris is sick wilh a rare genetic disease called acroder- malilis enlerocathica. It caus- es him to bleed internally and break in bright red. burn- like splotches when he eats foods other lhan mother's milk which contains simple, digcstablc proteins and sub- stances for protection against viruses and immunization. He needs at least 30 ounces of mother's milk a day In fight the illness, which has im known cure. Physicians say lie could be on the did the rest of his life. The Portsmouth mothers an- swered a plea for help from Chris' parents through the Junior Chamber of Commerce of both cities. The supply should '.asl him 18 days, the group said. "When a parent is going through the anguish of a sick child, why should they have to worry in the middle of it where the' baby's next meal is coming said Mrs. James Taylor, founder ot the organization. Mrs. Taylor said she formed Ihe group about Iwo years ago after (he death of her baby from a congenital heart de- fect. The child had survived for seven and a half months on mother's milk. She said her experience taught her that mother's-milk was difficult lo obtain and of- ten expensive. The project snowballed among new mothers in Ihe area, she said, and Chris is the ninth baby Ihe group has cared for through donations. "I know how I fell when my baby needed Mrs. Tay- lor said. "So no thanks is necessary." Tn Tripoli, Libya, informants dose to. Libyan President Moammar Khadafy said a fnllscale Arab summit meet- ing will be held in Lahore, Pakistan, next Friday lo learn Ihc results of the Washington meeting from Sakkat and Fah- my. -Most of the la Arab heads of slale will be in Lahore then for a 30-nalion Islamic summit conference. Kissinger had flown tip from Florida an hour before the Arab envoys arrived after charting strategy wilh Presi- dent Nixon at Key Uiscayne. In brief remarks, the secre- tary said, will conduct our conversations with the friendship and confidence thai lias characterized our rela- tions." Kissinger added, "We will listen with great attention and slale our views with frank- ness." Fahmy. stepping first from an cntranceway to where Kis- singer kissed the sc; crctary on both cheeks and re- ceived an embrace in return. sincerity in this mailer and we will accept a sincere effort on your part. We are quite able and aware of the extent- of your capability as we are also aware of the needs of the people." The comments of that man, identified in Ihe tape as Ge- neral Field Marshal Chin, came at the end of a longer re- cording in which Miss Hearst assured her family she is fine and expects to be freed by her captors if an attempt is made to meet the kidnapers' de- mands. ''I would like to emphasize Ihal I am alive and Ihal I am said the voice of Ihe 19-year-old college sophomore who was kidnajied on Feb. 4. She said she would remain healthy as long as her parents continued to do what Iliey could 10 meet the kidnapers' demands, as long as the Kill did not forceably try to free her and as long as two prison- ers at San Q u e n I i n are "okay." The prisoners referred lo are presumably SLA members .Joseph .'Remirn and Itussell Lillle, who are charged with Ihe murder lasl Nov. C of Oak- land Schools Supt. Marcus Foster, a crime for which the SLA has claimed credit. In her first recording to the family, implicit in Miss Hearst's comments was that the release of Little and Remi- ro would be an eventual ran- som demand for her release. Authorities have also speculat- ed lhat such a demand would Sec MISS HF.AIIST, Pg. 16A Penny Gas Rate Hike Okayed For Half of Stations By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. About half of the nation's gas stations got the go-ahead Saturday to raise prices at the pump by another penny next month. Meanwhile, gasoline-hunting motorists in some areas of the country faced a triple this weekend: rationing, Washington's Birthday clos- ings and protests by service station operators. Rationing plans of them based on the odd-even Oregon system were in ef- fect in eight states and the District of Columbia. A simi- lar system takes effect in New Hampshire on Monday and in Vermont on Wednesday. Gasoline dealers of whom have threatened shut- downs to press their demands for higher prices and lo pro- test new government rules about preferential treatment for regular customers got some good news on Saturday. John C. Sawhill, deputy ad- ministrator of the Federal En- ergy Office, said that station operators whose allocations have been cut by more than 15 per cent can add another pen- ny-per-gallon to the price of fuel, beginning next month. .Some sfalion owners weren't satisfied with the increase. "It's no good it's ton liitle loo said Jim Miller, president of the Florida Allied Gasoline Retailers Associa- tion. Miller said many dealers in Miami, Orlando and Sarasota still planned prnlest aciinns cither shutting down Monday or pumping gas unlit Ihe tanks niri dry and then refusing additional shipments. "Come long about Wednes- day, there probably won't be but a handful of stations Miller said. Al Hein, a spokesman for of the Colorado Petroleum Re- tailers Association, said the price hike will be "an admin- istrative monstrosity" to en- force. meanwhile, con- tinued Ihe search (or gasoline. The Washington's Birthday holiday on Monday complicat- ed the situation: Many station, owners who have been closing regularly on Sunday decided lo take a long weekend, prompting motorists lo try to stock up on Friday and Satur- day. The problems were worst In the big cities. The Automobile Club of Southern California estimated that 89 per cenl of the slalions in urban areas and abmit two-thirds of the stations in in- Flowers for the queen .See Pg. .Col. 2 Chili Queeii Sliarla Slovall. daughter of Mr. ami' Mrs. James Stovall, of 3275 S. 20th, accepts a bouquet from Mrs. Carolyn Myiialt Saturday afternoon' during the annual Chili Gorge of the'Volunteers for -Arthritic and Rheumatoid Diseases (VAKD) at the Abilene High School Cafeteria. Many -persons bought tickets to help (he benefit cause. (Staff. Photo by John Davis) Protection of Agnew Remains In Official "WASHINGTON (Al') A Treasury Department spokes- man declared Saturday Ihe .Se- cret Service will continue to guard former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew until President Nixon orders the protection ended. The spokesman said that to his knowledge the Treasury had noi yet received a letter in which Ihe General Account- ing Office said it would not allow any more payments for Agnew's Secret Service coniin- gcnl ;is uf Monday. In Ihe letter sent Friday lo Treasury Secretary George P. Sliullz. GAO Comptroller Gen- eral ICInier B. Slants said pay- ments for tlie agents were not authorized muter any law. Al the Florida White in Key liiscaync. Press See-re- Inside Today Summer Europe Jour Announced The Reporter News on- nounces a tour to Europe this summer. Pg. 8A. Abilene Christian College will honor Abilene School Supt. A. E. Wells os its "Outstanding Alumus of the Year" Sunday ond Monday in conjunction with Ihe opening of the annual Bible Lectureship. Pp. 17, 19A. Eastlancl residents ore studying Shakespeare in their civic theater a converted chicken hatch- ery. Pg. IB. Twelve years ago this week, John Glenn became an American hero. Now he's running for the second time for the U. S. Senate from Ohio. Pg. ISA. Ahifene Evenli Calendar 4B Amuicmcnli........... 1-4B Austin Notebook 5A Berry'l WollJ............ 4A Big Country Calendar...... 3B BooVi 48 Bridge................ 11A Business News 6-8C Classified.............9-15C Gosswoid 10A Editorials 4A Farm News.......... 22.23A .Horoscope............. IOA Hospital Patients.........13A Jumble Putilc.....-..-.... 9A Markets 6-6C Obituaries........ 14A, 16A Oil 20-71A .Recordings 4B Setting Ine Scene.......IB Sports.............. 1-6.16C Texas............... ISA This Wc.ck In Weit "I9A Tcday injHislory IOA To Yourtfeood Health.....HA TV Woman's News 1-12D fused to say whether or when -Secret .Service protection for A g n e w would be ended. looking into Zeigler said. Agnew and his wife, vaca- tioning in Palm if., are being protected by an escort agenls estimated at between 12 and it by Rep. .John E. Moss. U-Calif. Moss has been an outspoken critic of ihe continuing Secret Serv- ice protection provided Agnew since his resignation 'more than four months ago. Agnew has been seen at Ihe Tamarisk Country Club Coif Course in Palm Springs. He is slaying at the home of enler- lainer Frank Sinalra who re- sides in a compound adjoining the club's fairway. Al least one of Ihe men ac- companying Agnew on the course -identified himself to newsmen as a Sucre! Service agenl. The agent was once seen loading "Agnew's clubs into a motorized golf cart. "The Secret 'service will maintain a cover on Agnew See AC.NF.ff, 16A. Col. I Cattlemen's Leader Expects Prices to Drop (AP ffllAY FINNKY blames instability' liy AGUII.A11 Associated Press Writer DALLAS (AIM If Ihe American housewife wants lower beef prices, she is going to have lo buy more even if it hurts right now, says the vice president of the American iS'a- lional Cattlemen's Associ- lion The price of beef is high partly because of instability in the whole system of growing, processing and marketing beef, says Wray Finncy, the next president of ANCA. The instability, he says, comes from price controls, en- ergy problems, boycotts and Ihe facl that Americans are not Hocking lo the meal count- ers Ihe way they once did. Too, the industry ilsclf is suf- fering from inflation of the products and services it needs lo operate, he said. When the industry stabilize1? again. Finney predicted, beef prices will decline. Finney, a 6-3. husky cattle- man from Fort Cobb in soulh- weslcrn Oklahoma, pointed out in an interview here thai meat price increases hit con- sumers suddenly last year. ''Per capita consumption of meat in the United States dropped from 117 pounds to 111 last Kinney said, explaining that the price in- creases are turning Americans in oilier protein sources. "Bui people are just going to have, lo realize Ihal cheap meat has gone Hie way of Ihe he declared. "The problem is thai people are much more aware of price increases for meat lhan of in- creases for oilier commodi- ties.'' Finney said he expects the price of beef lo go up gradual- ly for ihe next six months un- lil Ihe demand and supply be- come stable and prices settle down. "U is a complex situation that has resulted in a profit squeeze mostly for Ihe IcctUnl Kinney said. tie said ihe fecdlols are (lie weak link in the chain between the cattleman and the consumer. "Right he said, "a feedlol operator pays about 50 cents a pound lo a cat Hem an. Then it costs him ahont SO cenls for every additional pound he puts into Ihe cattle." The packer, in turn, cannot offer higher prices to the feed- lot opera lor because of weak demand at Ihe supermarket level, he Finney KIM! are making money ;n via rent prices and tlieip are I'tuituh catlle available for the market and demand. Finney noted lhat two ago it cost a feedlol operator 27 cents for every pound he added to the weight of caiile before he sold it to itie packer. Bit; inflation that has hit the munlry. lie explained, also has affected the caltle indus- try. The industry also was hit, he said, by the meal boycoll of lasl year, the government freeze on prices, a bad winter lhat killed nearly million cattle and Ihe energy short- ages. "Most of Ihe additives used for fattening callte arc fuel he said. ''The See 11KKK, I'K. 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