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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - February 17, 1974, Abilene, Texas €f)c Abilene sporter-Betas"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES" Byron 93RD YEAR, NO. 245 PHONE 673-4271ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 17. 1974—EIGHTY-FOUR PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 25c SUND VY -fie State Sale. Ta*Kidnapers Tell Hearsts Sincere Effort Okay By JACK SCRIEBMAN Associated Press Writer BERKELEY, Calif. (AP)-The kidnapers of heiress Patricia Hearst told her family Saturday they “will accept a sincere effort on your part'’ in meeting their demands for a multimillion dollar food giveaway to the state’s Door. Miss Hearst added in a tape recording delivered to the family that it was “never intended that-you feed the whole state” and said if the FBI uses force to free her she expects to be killed. The c o rn rn e n t s of Miss Hearst and a man identifying himself as a member of the Svmbionese Liberation Army made it clear the kidnapers do not expect the Hearst family to spend the up to $400 million it would take to give $70 in free food to all the state’s needy- In the tape recording delivered to the family, a man identifying himself as a general field marshal of the SLA said: “The people are awaiting your gesture. You may rest assured that we are quite able to assess the extent of vour sincerity in this matter 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 the tape as General Field Marshal Chin, came at the end of a longer recording 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’ demands. ‘‘I would like to emphasize that I am alive and that I am well,’* said the voice of the 19-year-old college sophomore who was kidnaped on Feb. 4. She said she would remain healthy as long as her parents continued to do what they could to meet the kidnapers' demands, as long as the FBI did not forceably try to free her and as long as two prisoners at San Quentin are “okay.” The prisoners referred to are presumably SLA members Joseph Remiro and Russell Little, who are charged with the murder last Nov. ti 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 Hearses comments was that the release of Little and Remiro would be an eventual ransom demand for her release. Authorities have also speculated that such a demand would See MISS HEARST, Bg. ISA Penny Gas Rate Hike Okayed For Half of Stations Short fuse in a long line The frustration of having another motorist sneak in the line ahead of him precipitated this reaction from a driver attempting to get gas in Chicago (AF Wirephoto! Ministers From Saudi Arabia, Egypt Arrive in U.S. for Talks WASHINGTON i AP I - The foreign ministers of Egypt and Saudi Arabia arrived here Saturday night for talks with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger on disengagement of Israeli and Syrian forces in the Golan Heights. “We have decided to come after being sure that some thing has to happen in these long, long difficulties.** -si'1(i Omar Sakkaf, the Saudi minister, billowing a l>ear-hug from Kissinger at Dulles Airport. Sakkaf. with Egyptian foreign minister Ismail Fthmy at his side. said he hoped tor a solution “during our \isit to this country.” Mothers Answer Milk Call For Child With Rare Disease PORTSMOUTH. Ohio iAPI - Twenty-two-month old Chris imitfi of Phoenix, Aru., has •eceived a life-giving supply if mother’s milk from a group if concerned new mothers tore. Chris’ parents. Mr. and Mrs. Carles Bennett Smith, relived a shipment of 340 ainee* of the milk on Satur-iay, courtesy of the Portsmouth area Mothers Milk Pro-pa rn. Chris is sick with a rare genetic disease called acrodermatitis enterocathiea. It caus us him to bleed internally and break out in bright red. burn like splotches when he eats foods other than mother's milk which contain* simple, [ligestable proteins and .substances for protection against viruses and immunization. He needs at least 30 ounces or mother’s milk a day to tight the illness, which has no known cure. Physicians say he could be on the diet the rest ot his life. The Portsmouth mothers answered a plea for help from Chris* parents through the Junior Chamber of Commerce of both cities. The supply should last 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 from?” said Mrs. James Taylor, founder of the organization. Mrs. Taylor said she formed the group about two years ago after the death of her baby from a congenital heart defect. 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 to obtain and often expensive. The project snowballed among new mothers in the area, she said. and Chris is the ninth baby the group has cared for through donations. “I know how I feJt when my baby needed help.” Mrs. Taylor said. “So no thanks is necessary.** In Tripoli, Libya, informants close to Libyan President Moammar Khadafy said a fullscale Arab summit meeting will be held in lahore. Pakistan, next Friday to learn the results of the Washington meeting from Sakkaf and Fattily. Most of the 19 Arab heads of state will be in Lahore then for a 30-nation Islamic summit conference Kissinger had flown up from Florida an hour before the Arab envoys arrived atter charting strategy with President Nixon at Key Biscayne. In brief remarks, the secretary said, “We will conduct our conversations with the friendship and confidence that has characterized our relations.” Kissinger added. “We will listen with great attention arui state our views with frankness.” Fahmy, stepping first from an entranceway to where Kissinger waited, kissed the secretary on both cheeks and re reived an embrace in return By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. About half of the nation’s 225.000 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 squeeze this weekend: rationing, Washington's Birthday closings and protests by service station operators. Rationing plans —most of them ba<ed on the odd-even Oregon system — were in effect in eight states and the District of Columbia. A similar system takes effect in New Hampshire on Monday arid in Vermont on Wednesday. Gasoline dealers —some of whom have threatened shutdowns to press their demand" for higher prices and to protest new government rules about preferential treatment for regular customers — got some good news on Saturday John C. Saw hill. deput y administrator of the Federal Energy Office, said that station operators whose allocations have berm cut by more than 15 per cent can add another {»*n-ny-per-gallon to the price of fuel, beginning next month. Some station owners weren't sahsfied with the increase. ‘it’s no good ... it s too little too late." said Jim Miller, present of the Florida Allied Gasoline Retailer" Assoc latino Miller said many dealers in Miami. Orlando and Sarasota still planned protest actions either shutting down Monday or pumping gas until the tanks nm dry and then refusing additional shipments. “Come long about Wednes day. there probably won’t be but a handful of .stations open,” Miller said. Al Hein, a spokesman for of the Colorado Petroleum Retailers Association, said the price hike will be “an administrative monstrosity ’ to enforce. Motorists, meanwhile, continued the search for gasoline. The Washington's Birthday holiday on Monday complicated the situation. Many station owners who have been closing regularly on Sunday decided to take a long weekend, prompting motorists to try to "toek up on Friday and Saturday I he problems were worst in Hie big cities The Automobile Club of Southern California estimated that 99 per cent Of the stations in urban areas and about two-thirds of the stations in rn See GAS, pg. IHA .I a1. 2 Flowers for the queen Chili Queen Sharia Stovall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Janie." Stovall, of 3275 S. 20th, accepts a bouquet lrotn Mrs Carolyn Mvnatt Saturday afternoon during the annual Chili Gorge oi the Volunteers for Arthritic and Rheumatoid Diseases (VARDI at the Abilene High School Cafeteria. Many persons bought tickets to help the bene! it cause. < St att Photo bv John Davis) Protection of Agnew Remains In Effect—Treasury Official \\ \SHLNGTON (Vl»> - \ Treasury Department spokesman declared Saturday the Secret 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 not yet received a letter in which the General Account* Inside Today mg Office >.»kl it would not allow any more payments for Agnew " Secret service contingent a> of Monday. In the letter -en! Friday to Treasury Secretary George P. Shul!/. GAO Comptroller General Elmer B Starts said payments for the agents were not authorized under aux law Vt the Florida White House iii hex Biscayne Press secre- Summer Europe Tour Announced The Reporter - News announces a tour to Europe this summer. Pq 8A. Abilene Christian College will honor Abilene School Supt A E. Wells as its Outstanding Alumus of the Year Sunday and Monday in conjunction with the opening of the annual Bible Lectureship. Pp. 17, 19A. Eastland residents are Studying Shakespeare in their civic theater - a converted chicken hatchery. 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 18A. Abilene Iventz Calendar 4B Amusement* I-4B Austin Notebook SA Bcrry'z World 4A Big Country Calendar 3B ■ookz 46 Bridge UA Business News . . Classified    .    . Crossword Puzzle Editorials Form News Horoscope Hospital Patients Jumble Puztle Markets Obituaries Oil Recordings Setting the Scene Sports Texas This Week In West T« Today iiu History To YounCood Health TV Toh Women’s News Ma, 6-8C 9-15C 10A 4A 22.23A I 0a I 3 A 9A 6 SC HA 20 21 A 4* I* 1-6,UC MA i 19 A JOA 24A 116* l l 2D tary Ronald L. Zeigler refused to sax whether or when .secret Service protection for \ g n c w would be ended. “Were looking into that,” Zeigler "„id. \gnew and his wife. vacationing in Palm Springs, Calif . are Iiemg protected by an escort of agents estimated at atween I? and 21 by Rep. John E Mons, 1)-Calif \lo>> has been an outspoken critic of the continuing Secret Service protection provided Agnew since his resignation more than four months ago. Agnew has been seen at the Tamarisk Country' Club Golf Course in Palm Springs lie is slaying at the home of entertainer Flank Sinatra who resides in a compound adjoining the* club s fairway . At !ea"t one of the men accompanying Agnew on the golf course identified himself to newsmen ,;s a Secret Service agent The agent was once '•♦ai loading Agnew s dubs into d motorized golf cart. The Secret Service will maintain a cover on Agnew see AGNEW, Pg. ISA, lei. I Cattlemen' s Expects Prices to Drop . , . (AP Wirephoto) WRAY FINNEY . blames instability Bv ELOY AGUILAR Associated Press Writer DALLAS (API - If I he American housewife wants lower beef prices, she is going to have to buy more even if it hurts right now, says the vice president of the American National Cattlemen's Assoc i-tion (ANCA). The price of beef is high partly because of instability in the whole system of growing, processing and marketing beef, says Wray Finney, the next president of ANCA. The instability, he says, comes from price controls, energy problems, boycotts and the fact that Americans are not flocking to the meat counters the way they once did. Too, the industry itself is suffering from inflation of the products and services it needs te operate, he said. When the industry stabilizes again. Finney predicted, beef prices will decline. Finney, a 6-3. husky cattleman from Fort Cobb iii southwestern Oklahoma, pointed out in an interview here that meat price increase* hit consumers suddenly last year. “Per capita consumption of meat in the United States dropped from 117 pounds to 111 last year,” Finney said. explaining that the price increases are turning Americans to other protein sources. “But people are just going to have to realize that cheap meat has gone the way of the $1,000 car,” he declared. “The problem is that people are much more aware of price increases for meat than of increases for other commodi ties.’ Finney said he expects the price of beef to go up gradually for the next six months until the demand and supply tie-come "table and prices settle down. “It is a complex situation that has resulted in a profit squeeze mostly for the feedlot operator," Finney said. Ile said the feedlots are the weak link in the chain between the cattleman and the consumer. “Right now,” he said. “a feedlot operator pays about 50 cents a pound to a cattleman. Then it costs him about 50 cent* for every additional pound he puts into the cattle ” The packer, in turn, cannot offer higher prices to the feedlot operator because of weak demand at the supermarket level, he said. are Finney said cattlemen making money at current prices and there ate enough cattie available for the market and demand Finney noted that two years ago it cost a teed lot operator 27 cents tor every pound he added to the weight ut cattie before he sold it to the packer. But inflation that has tnt the country, he explained, also has affected the cattle industry. The industry also was hit, lie said, by the meat boycott of last year. the government freeze on prices, a bad winter that killed nearly one million cattle and the energy shortages. “Most ot the additives used tor fattening cattle arc derivative*,” he said fuel The See BEEF, Pg. IHA, lei. H IF YOU SHOULD FAIL TO RECEIVE YOUR REPORTER-NEWS PLEASE CALL 673-4271 DURING THESE TIMES WEEKDAYS: from 6:00 to 9:00 A M. and 5 00 to 7:00 P.M. SATURDAY, SUNDAY, HOLIDAYS: from 7:00 to 10:30 A M. and we will deliver a copy. After these listed times we do not maintain a delivery service. OUTSIDE ABILENE CALI YOU* LOCAL DISTRIBUTORt ;

  • Al Hein
  • Carles Bennett Smith
  • Flank Sinatra
  • George P. Shul
  • Henry A. Kissinger
  • Ismail Fthmy
  • James Taylor
  • Jim Miller
  • John Davis
  • John E Mons
  • John Glenn
  • Joseph Remiro
  • Marcus Foster
  • Mrs Carolyn Mvnatt
  • Omar Sakkaf
  • Patricia Hearst
  • Ronald L. Zeigler
  • Russell Little
  • Spiro T. Agnew
  • Wray Finney

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: February 17, 1974

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