Abilene Reporter News, March 5, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

March 05, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 5, 1974, Abilene, Texas gPbtlene Reporter "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 93UD YEAH, NO. 26J I'HONE 073-4271 ABILENIfi, TKXAS, 79804, TUIiSDAY EVENING, iMAHCIl 5, PAGES IN TWO SECTIONS Associated Press (fP) By BLUE JtUCKEH Fuel Adjustment On Electric Bill Not New My his( eli'clric bill was higher than H has ever hcen. When 1 bejjau lo compare bills I found I'm gelling less electricity for move money. In Decem- ber of '72 I used kilowatts for 515.85; Iliis last bill indicated the use of 540 kilowatts for 518.08. 1 called WTU, was told they were given permission lo raise the rate (i per cent in March 1S71 (which I can't re- member) ami would like lo know liow Ihcy got Iliis iienuission? But Hie tiling thai npscl me most was when the man said they iuW a fuel adjustment lo all bills each month. 'Iliis 'l don't understand. Who gives them per- mission (o do (liis? And how do they decide how much? According to MTU, they'll continue lo raise Ihis "fuel ad- justment" In the fill HIT. A. In Hie spring of '73, WTU was granted ils first general rale increase in the compa- ny's history by every incorporated town it serves. City councils in each town approved the increase willi virtually no opposition expressed. The fuel adjustment clause is nothing neii1, it's IJCPII in WTU rales since the early 1960s, says WTU Vice President liob Kenne- dy. He says it's used by most all utilities in the U.S. Fuel .idinslmcHi roflccls Hie increase in cnsl of fuel lo the company which is passed on lu the consumer. Kacli month the aver- age cost of fuel is determined per kilowatt lionr for Hie entire company. As it is above nr below an established base price, the dif- ference is added or subtracted from the customer's rale. "If we didn't have Ihis fuel adjustment clause, we'd have to ask Hie City Council for an increase every nionlh, which is simply Kennedy says. However, it doesn'l always mean an in- crease. Sometimes-it brings a decrease in rates. Lust year in January and February Ihe fuel adjustment was higher; it declined in spring and most of the summer and fall, Mien went back up in the winter. In recent months, says Kennedy, WTU was forced lo burn more oil than usual because of gas curtailment. Oil costs four In live limes as much as nalural gas and the increase in cost of fuel was passed along In the consumer. As you probably know, fuel is used lo generate elcelricity. Q. What other cities besides New York presenlly have or will have more than two football franchises in Hie '7-1 football season? A. That's it. New York is Ihe only city willi three. II lias two NFL, one WFL team. Houston, Boston-New England, Chicago, Dc- Philadelphia, Soulliern California (ei- Iher San Uicgo or Los Washing- lon-Balliinovc all have two now one rJ one WKL. Q. I'm curious lo know if that big ad in Sunday's paper. "An Appeal for Fair- ness" was inscrlcd by the Citizens Com- mittee for Fairness and paid for by them or if it was an insertion run as a public- .service by Hie neivspa- pcr. A. The ad was placed by the. National Citizens Committee for Fairness lo the Prcs-. idency by the advertising agency of Dean and Fletcher, Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island. It ran in all Ilarte-Hanks daily news- papers and cost the commillee a little less lhan for each ad. Q. Hoiv lo gel rill of rye grass? It's already up. I don't waul il taking over my yard like il did last year. A. Are. you sure it's rye? Paula Carter, expert on yard care, bets 10 lo 1 you've got. dallis grass, not rye. Dallis is a widc-blaclcd, green, clumpy grass, resembles St. Augus- tine. Its ugly blades are showing themselves riglil now. Hyc is a fine-bladcd grass. Since you probably have dallis, use Dallis and Crabgrass Killer to get rid of il. Me super careful Ihough if you have a yard full nf SI. Auguslinc. It'll kill (bat loo. With Si. Angus- line, spot treat Ihe dallis. Address lo Acllon Line, Box 110. Abilene, Texas 78604. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addi esses given. I'lcasr include tel- ephone numbers if possible. No Runoff Due In School Vote Almost Swallowed Rescuers pull 13-year-old Bill Reynolds from a mudliole that almost swallowed him at a construction site in Charlotte, N.C., Monday. (AP Wircplioto) There will be no runoff elec- tion for Ihe Abilene School Hoard. Wednesday is the filing dead- line, and three new board mem- bers will be elected April li by a pluralily vole. Although an ami'ndmem to the stale education code allows runoffs in school boaid elec- tions, a runoff cannot be held here. Hoard President C.H. IVIiitlcii I old The Itavs. lie said Ihal the amoiulmenl, passed several vcars ago. allows runoffs in Inistec faces only where the school board lias passed a prior motion providing for a runoff contest in case no candidate received a majority. TIIK LOCAL lie said, has mil passed such a motion. Therefore, a simple pluralily will be enough lo elect one can- didate over others in the three April races for Places -1, 5 and li. As of Tuesday morning, nine candidates had filed including Ihe three incumbent trustees. Latest hopeful is Chuck Harri- son, ,1 I'oul esl.'Ue agejil, who 2 More File For Trustee Two more persons filed Tues- day for Place 6 cm Ihe Abilene School Hoard against incumbent Airs. Claud AlcAden. Mrs. Jack M c G I o t h I i n, a housewife, of 9lh Hole, and Ham Middlcbrooks, an i n s u r a n c e salesman, 1158 Santos, filed to make il a four-man race. filed late Monday In oppose Mrs. Claude iTidi lie-Aden in her bid for reelection of Place li. Until Harrison filed. Mrs. Mc- Adei) had been running unop- posled. Place -I inciunbenl Mrs. Wil- liam K. (Margaret i linlledgc will be opposed by tt'ally I'.ul- liuglon, head football coach anil alblelic director at Abilene Christian College, and Dr. Karl Harrison, head of (lie geology department at llardiri-Simiunns University. IN JUS for reelection to Place 5, Dr. Merman Schaffer will face Paul Grohman, a polit- ical science slmlcnl al II-SU and shipping clerk for Ailecn Inc.; Hoyce U'nyne AIcKcuzie, service station operator; and Jimmy Dan Dourlaml. Gulf Oil Co. Irilmlor. -will conlinne (lirough 5 p.in. -Wednesday with Jlrs. Jean Davis in Supi. A.K. Wells' office in the school administration building...... Requirements for filing are to be a registered voler, lo have lived in Texas one year and lo Jiave resided in the school ilis- lircl al least six months. Assassination Of Kissinger Said Foiled on Trip Ask Impeachment IIy liOllKIST MKOHHOS Associated. Press Writer TIIETFORD, VI. (AP) Residents of Thetlord and 'Springlield have voted at an- nual town meetings lo urge Ihe House of Kepresentalives lo impeach President Nixon. With only 15 minutes of dis- cussion, Thelford townspeople voted 160 lo 130 on Monday niglil to ask the House to im- peach Nixon "so Ihal he can answer charges in trial before (lie U.S. Senate." Of Thclford's residents, about 350 attended the meet- ing in Ihis rural community 35 miles southeast of Montpclier. There are 000 registered vot- ers. The question asked of vot- ers was whether Ihe President should be summoned before the Senate to face charges and accusations stemming from the Watergate scandal. A peli- lion signed by 45 registered voters brought the question up for a vote at Ihe town meet- ing. An influx of residents during Ihe last decade has changed the traditional conservative complexion of Tliclforcl. which Nixon carried in all three of his presidential bids. Mis smallest plurality came in 1972 when he received 330 voles to 251 for George Mc- Govcrn, Ihe Democratic nomi- nee. "Tliis impeachment business has already caused loo much disruption and it's only going lo inhibit the local folks from discussing t o w n. said George Phclps, chairman of the three-member hoard of rs uie Mexican Rioting IIEHMOSILLO, Mexico _ Six prisoners died during a viol in a .Ilennosillo prison, while at another So- nora state prison, in iS'ogalos, one prisoner was killed during a mass escape. Nogalrs is just across Ihe U.S. border from Arizona while Ilennosillo is 170 miles lo (he south. The Iwo disturbances on Monday appeared to be unre- lated. N'ogales Police Chief Rafael Torres said 21 of the 35 prison- ers who escaped hud been re- captured by midnight Monday. Six inmalcs died of smoke inhalation at Ihe ISlh century prison at Ilennosillo. The in- mates scl lire, lo their bedding and refused lo let firemen onto (he floor during a Bore Facts Given on Streaking The growing sound of running feet in the night is assuming traffic-like proportions os the slreakinrj craze spirals in popularity. Stories about Abilene and San Angela on Pg, 'B. Amuicmcnts Bridge Dusiness Mirror CloESilicil Comics Editorials 2A 3A 4-7B 28, 7B Policnls Obiluorias Snarls To Your Gnoil Hccllh TV Leo TV Seoul Women's Nt'vss 6A 8B 8 9A ____ 7B 2A 2A 30 hour riol protesting their liv- ing conditions. One prisoner suffered a mi- nor bullet wound when lie tried to scale a wall to escape, officials said. The old prison was buil! lo accommodate 250 inmates, bnl n Monday il housed 713, au- thorities said. They said the- prisoners' move lo a new pris- on had been delayed because they were being tested to de- termine their educational lei-- els and how dangerous they were. All the prisoners involved wore Mexicans. In the N'ogalcs prison, one prisoner armed with a knife Prison Director Alvaro and held him hostage while oilier inmates look weapons Irom some of the prison guards. Shooting broke out in which one prisoner was killed and five inmale.s and a cily po- liceman w ere wounded. Thirly-fivc prisoners escaped in the confusion. None of Ihe wounded were, in serious condition. Some of those who escaped hijacked a bus, robbed the passengers anil driver, and re- leased them 20 miles outside, the city, the police chief said. II was nol immediately known if any United Stales were involved. selectmen, in advance of Mon- day night's meeting. All ilircc national television networks filmed Ihe meeting. "This Watergate business lo- night is going lo cause a lot of local harm and rift between Phclps said. J a q u e 1 i n e T. Lucy, the cli.iinvoman of the Democrat- ic (own committee one of the leading organizers of Ihe referendum, disagreed. "The town meeting is a bas- ic form of government and we're gelling people involved in national government at a lime when citizens are begin- ning lo look (he other way'and giving up any hope of chang- ing she said. In Springfielil, 41) miles south of Thelford. a resolution urging the impeachment of Nixon carried 1110-IOS. The resolution said "if he be fount! not guilly, Ihe integrity of the government will have been restored. If be be found guilty, he shall be removed from office, as so slated in the Constitution." The impeachment resolution was not on Hie agenda bill was offered by Selectman Charles K. Maguirc Jr. Springfield is a town of but only about 350 of Ihe community's (i.OUII registered voters attended Ihe meeting. Slow Warming Trend Expected Forecasters al the Xalional Service said Tuesday thai a slow warming trend is expected lo folloii- Ihe noon pas- sage of Monday's cool front, which has left the area drier as well as nol so warm. Temperatures are expected lo creep into Ihe upper 7lls Tues- day and (o near SO Wednesday afternoon, said forecaster Jack Schnabel. The overnight low was 4-1. Al.TIIOUCH SCIIiN'AIiKI. said il is too early lo comment on il, another front "which we will he watching with interest" is form- ing noith of Idaho and Montana and may soon move southeast- ward. Meanwhile the departed cool front is drifting slowly eastward, marked only by high humidity readings and showers on I he Texas Arkansas uvrdcr, Schnabel reported. WASHINGTON (A P) Henry A.- Kissinger escaped an ;tpparen( assassination at- tempt in Syria because his talks willi President As- sad ran late ami Li-pl him from sightseeing al a famous mosque. U. S officials said In Damascus, a Syrian gov- ernment source said Ihe re- port was "unrounded'' and "seems designed to upset the diplomatic process thai has been begun between Hie Unit- ed Stales and Syria." Like Ihe U.S. officials res- ponsible for the report, the Syrian source refused to be quoted by name. Kissinger had a visil lo the Omayad Mosque on his sched- ule last Wednesday in Damas- cus, but he was up until al- most J a.m. conferring will] Assad about a possible disen- gagiMiicnl ivlln Israel and llion returned lo see Ihe Syrian leader after a few hours' sleep. As a result, the officials said. Kissinger canceled the slop at Hie eighth-century shrine near Ihe heart of a crowded market area. Instead, he drove lo the airport and flew lo keep an appointment willi Israeli leaders in Jerusa- lem. I'.ul he planned lo visit Ihe Mosque .Saintclay m o rn i n g when he returned lo Syria with Israel's proposals. Kissinger was flying back to Damascus Friday niglil when word first came lo him about Die plol, Ihe officials said. Ik- decided lo play it safe and "WEATHER" U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Wealher Service IWtatliei Mr p. Pa. 4A) ABILENE AND VICINITY [jO-inilc iabk Iy ol 10 to 70 Wednesday. High Low lo.iitiM in II day ncnr 80. Hiqn and low a.m.: Bj and JJ. ond low ionic rial infls be Iccluy in Ihe upper t mid 50s. Higri Wednci for -sl i'-ihl- iijhf; iivnid Ihe slirine on Iiis second visil. RiipslJjiwii terrorists appar- t'jilly behind the reported utlemjil to sluy the secretary. KissLiigcr ;iml liis aides dec- lined In supply deUils. It nol c'loiir whether (lie pliH was delected by the Syrians w by U.S. intelligence. Tin.1 secretary has made four miius (if Ihe. Middle Kasl since last fall, lime im- der liglil security conditions. Arrests Made In Million Met Theft WASHINGTON' (Al'l The Hires I of 1C individuals in con- net-linn with Hie tlieft nf more lhan airline tickets valued in excess of 52 million was.an- nounced loday by FRI Director Clarence M. Kelley. According lo sealed in- (liclmenls by a federal grand jury in Ifrooklyii, N'.Y., and a warrant issued in Las Nov., Hie lickets were sold at fon.s'idorablc flisuomil iji Areiv York, Jersey and Las Vegas areas at bars, reslau- raols and bcanly parlors. Kelley said Ihe tickets wore validated tlie use nr stolen or counterfeit Iravel agency or airline validation plates. Those arrested were cliarfjed one or more violations of .slalnles pertaining to Inert from inlLT.slale .s'nipnienl, inlcr- siate transportation (if stolen properly and perjury. Tickets from domestic anil foreign airlines were involved, Kelley said. Now Vork ami New Jersey police aided in Hi? investigation. Kelley said. The addresses nf inose arrested iveiT in York and rveiv Jersey. Maximum penalty upon con- viction cmild range as high as a SID.UDI) fine and 10 years im- prisonment on each charge, Kellev said. 2nd Phase of Hearst Food Readied By STHPHKN I'OX Associated Press Wrilcr HIU.SUOIIOUGH, Call f. (AP) A massive food distri- bution program demanded by Ihe long-silent kidnapers of Patricia' Hearst is scl lo re- sume. For Ihe Hearst family, the vigil continues. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph A. Hears! had hoped a weekend televised appeal to the abduc- lors would result in a re- sponse. So far there lias Vu'en no word, Ihe family said. The lerrorisl Symbionese Liberation Army, which says il is holding the zC-ycar-old cocci hostage, has nol been heard from since a taped com- munication was received l''eb. 20. She was kidnaped Feb. -1. Meanwhile, the People in Need food distribution project planned to hand out food I" anyone who al 11 loca- tions in Iho San Francisco Bay area today. A spokesman said Iho food packages would contain meal. vegetables and fruit Ihe same as given out la.st Thurs- dav we will have more of .ihein." The plans to open distribution cenlcrs on Tuesdays and Fridays until A WEEK-ENDER WANT AD GETS YOUB MESSAGE TO THE BUYERS! 15 WORDS 5O60 3 DAYS SAVE 11.90 Addilionnl worth 15 encli No phone orders Cmh in advance Deadline 3 pm Thursday "'mm RfPOBTtB NEWS funds are exhausted in an c.sti- matcd six to 12 wecis, Orgiin- say about -I.T.flflO person.s already have received free food. Parcels of fntnl also are being delivered 10 shin-ins as well, the .spokesman said. The SLA ilrmaiiilril thai Hearst dislribule tree fond lo California's needy as a condi- tion lo negotiations for Patri- cia's release. The newspaper executive- cloualcd SifiO.llOO of his own tiincls while Ihe llcarsl Foundation i-onlribulcd SI.5 million. The kidnapers liiler demand- ed thai VI million more be put into Ihe program immediately or il would cut off eoimniini- calions willi the Hearst fami- ly, Hearst said be could nol meet Ihal demand, but the llcarsl Corp. pledged mil- lion if Miss IlearM were re- leased. Charles Rates, l-'lil agent in charge of the case, said there had been no new messages from the SLA since Ihe II e a r s 1 s' weekend plea. Asked if one was expected soon, lie replied: only one group Ihal can tell yon thai. the kidnapers. II was a plea from a mother and father that they want lo hear from her. Wheth- er Ihcy will or nol. I can't say at Ihis point." When asked by newsmen at what point the FBI would ask llcarsl for permission lo lake decisive aclion, Hales snapped, "Some people seem i'o think he i Hearst) is direct- ing eh1 investigation, lie does- n't know anything more than you guys do." Hales said he hud "nolhing lo indicate thai she has been taken out of slate or that she is not safe." I ;

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