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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 20, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93HD YHAIt, NO. 275 PHONE 673-4271 ABILKNB. TEXAS. 791J04, WKDNESDAV HVEiNlNC, MARCH 20. 1974 --32 PAGICS IN I'OUK SUCTIONS Amociaictl Press Spring to Bring Cooler Weather Tax Writers Ease Up on Oil Itv JOIC UACY II Ilepurter-News Slaff Wilier The lirsl day of Wednesday, brought a li'iice of vain and the promise of much cooler temperatures, forecasters at Hie National Weather Service reported. Duller the double blows of two cold fronts, one approaching and one which passed through tlie area Tuesday, temp era hires are expected to drop into Hie upper 30s by Thursday, forecaster DaiTell Crawford said. Tlie area still lias a ;iO per cent chance of rain for Wednes- day and Wednesday night, bill the passage of the second cold front should clear the skies and di'op temperatures, he said. THE NBW WILD front will invade the northern panhandle and pass 1 )i r u u g h Abilene Wcdiiesilay Crawford '.uld- ed. Tlie cooler temperatures may be the beginning of mure sea- sonal weather for the 'area, Crawford indicated, explaining that il would he "highly unu- sual" if light freezes did not oc- cur sometime in .March or early April. The latest freeze on record is April 17, he said, however, Hie normal dale is set at March 23. "Bui as far as.hurting plants is concerned, it has to gel down to below 30 degrees and main- lain that for quite a few he said. THE LIGHT drrwlo Wednes- day morning was jusl enough to make Abilene slreels slick, bin Abilene Police Capt. E.L. 0'Dcll said the moisture had caused no unusual problems. O'Dell said thai parliallv wet streets, which moisten but do not wash away normal nil yceu- mulations, arc "the most dan- gerous type.'' Bv CAItl. C. CIIAI'T Associated I'rcss Wrilcr WASHINGTON (AP) Tin- House Ways and Means Com- mitlee has voted to impose a relatively light new tax bile on Ihe petroleum industry fur Hie immediate future. The lax-writing panel, cli- maxing a marathon meeting T u e s d a y night, tentatively agreed to impose a new wind- fall profits levy. But the pro- posal would raise virtually no a d d i I I o n a I revenue from American oilmen who would be exempt from Hie provision if they pump their energy cri- sis-generated profits bad; inln tlie hunl for new (Miei'gy sources. The cominilk'e also gave temporary approval to a par- tial phase-out or Ihc petroleum industry's per cent deple- tion allowance. The allowance is worth about 52 billion an- nually lo petroleum compa- nies. This phase-out plan is ex- pected ID bring in about million next year, when it would lake effect. However, by 1931. if fully effective, il could raise some Si'.fl billion. Under Hie. current allow- ance, 22 per com of gross in- come Irom oil and natural gas properly can be deducted from taxable income up to a lop of 50 per cent ot taxable net income. Tlie i-omniitlci- also lonta- tive.lv agreed lo s i- v e r a I changes in Ihe lax Ireiilmcnl WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMT-RCE Nolionol Wcalher Service (Wcilher Mop, Pg. 3A1 ABiLCNE AND VICINITY [10 mile nidiusl Moslly clouds' nnd cool Ihrouqli Thursday with ci choice df Hiunrlci'shcw- cr! Icday arfl laniglil. Faslerlv winds 10 lu 15 mnh becoming norShcrlv 15 lo 2i jiir.ll loniglil. High today in the tow Lev torvrjht in upper 30i. Hiali Thurs- day in Ihr mid ;os. Probability o[ rain 10 Ctv cent uiw'. lotwiM. High and low for lioun tiaii'g T 70 nnd J High ond lo onrt 40. Sur.sel loll Yci of domestic peliok'iim compa- ny income abroad, bill Ihc-'c also are expected In yield relatively little nc-w reve- nue. Tlie committee decided lo use a .sliding scale, based on rising oil prices, lit phase out tlie depletion allowance over five- years bill agreed that Ihc allowance could not drop below 15 per cent tor Hie lirsl :i.OOO barrels of oil daily per producer. Following thai t i v r -y e a r period, however, lite allow- ance could disappear wltcu 75 per cent lit all nil is mil ble for the allowance over n year's time. The committee essentially went along with the adminis- tration's proposal for a wind- fall profits lax. Hitl Ihe committee then add- ed its so-calle-'.l plowback k'a- lure, by which oilmen could escape paying this lew if they plow back Iheir profits into By EI.UE BUCKEH Forecaster Says No More Freezing All my fruit trees are. In bloom. They bloomed about lids time, last year Ihcn got clobbered willi two lale one In early April. What odds docs Jimmy the Greek give we won't have another freeze this spring? A. Jack Ihe Yankee ISchnabel at Ihe weather bureau) isn't laying odds bill one year (19291 our last was Feb. 22, so il's possible. We haven't hud a this year since Feb. 25. The average, though, is March 23 so keep your fingers crossed and your trees well-wa- tered. If you hear a freeze predicted, gel mil the hose "and wet down the trees real goml. Weather forecaster D.W. ICck thinks it's been too hot, loo early, and as far as he's concerned we're finished with tem- peratures this spring. If Ihe temperature should drop lo freez- ing, it would have lo slay that way for 2-1 hours or longer lo wipe out the fruit crop, Counly Agent If. C. Stanley says. ['lease reprint Ihc names of the (vto or three school board members viho were, not present at flic reccnl meeliiiK nf boaril when Shorty l.awsoti was named lo succeed Chuck Jlosrr. A. Bill Wright was the only board member absent according lo our records. we wonder whal difference il makes? A. We've jusl planted a vegetable gar- den beside our house and lead paint is peeling off tlie walls of (he. house onto the garden soil. Will (he vegetables be dangerous lo cat? flense answer before Ilin tomatoes are ripe. A. Relief play il cautious and move the garden or don't eat the tomatoes. H you can't move Ihe garden, scrape the paint olf the house with a wire brush and dispose of il. The Counly Agent says the danger de- pends on how much paint has accumulated. Twenty years' accumulation in the soil eonld be harmful. Q. Please referring people lo the Keller Business linreau. l.asl summer I bought a cenlral air conditioner from a local department store. 1 used It less than a monlh, Ihe rest of (he lime they were working on it or "walling for pails." 1 filed a complaint Hilh the. IJBIi, (he slore serviceman came out (wo more limes lo "fix" Ihc air condi- tioner, Ihcn (lielas( time they came, (lie man left the Iliing unhooked (o the house Kite duct is slill lying on (lie Two weeks Inter I got a Idler from the BUB saying Ihe mailer had been lakcn care of "lo my satisfaclion." The unit was defective and I should have gotten a -new imil or my money relumed as il had been used less Ihan a month! So filing a complaint to (he llfili does no good at all. 1 realize (here's nolliing you can do hut llianfcs for lelling me sound off on a sour point. A. We're kind of surprised. We've bail good cooperation from the ISBB and (hose we've referred Iliere have reported good results. Out of curiosity, we checked with HUD Manager Joe Fcllon. We found you wore scnl a copy of a report made by the compa- ny. The company said you were satisfied, not the BBB. Generally, a nolalion is made on Ihe copy by the 11I1I1 asking you to "please advise us in wriling if you're not satisfied." Apparently this wasn'i added lo yours. Since the lilill heard no more from yon; Fclton assumed you were happy. Since (ho slore manager hadn't heard from you since last October, he assumed you were satisfied, loo, A serviceman has been scnl out lo see >uu ind Fcllon has re-opened your case. For All to See Tlie personalized license on this expensive foreign sports car parked on the slrcel in Dallas proclaims the owner's status'in life for all to sec. lAP Wire- pliolol Cancer Is Fata! to Chet Huntley Mont. (AP) former television newscaster diet llunlleyi who teamed with David Krinklcy for l-l years on NBC-TV's nightly llunllcy- iirinkley licporl. died loday. Ilinillcy, 02, had been suffer- ing from lung cancer. His widow, Tippy Ifunlley. said he died at a.m. lie had been undergoing peri- odic treatment and underwent surgery in January. Iliiniley was Ihc speaker at Ihe annual Abilene Chamber of Commerce in 1965. Me spoke lo more than 2.0CO people at Ihe Rose 1'icld House at Ilardin- Sinunons University. Ilinillcy resigiicd from NBC in 1970 to develop I'ig Sky Inc. of MCHilnna. a massive resort and ski complex in the (lallaim Cavonc southwest of Kozeman. Ifunlley and Brinkley were accidentally teamed by NBC at the 1956 national political con- ventions. Tne.y went so well lo- gellicr their show became part o[ American folklore. Resides lop ratings. Ituntley- Hrinklcy won everv major tele- vision news award, including CHCT IIUVn.KY was Abilene speaker seven Kmniics and two Gc-oi'ge Poster I'ealrody awards. Hunt- ley was Hie serious one. 'iirink- ley Hie wit. When Ilnnttey in 1970 lo return to his native Montana. Urinklev said il was at last eas- ier to lei! which was which. When asked him if he was Chel Itunlloy. Krinklcy could now say: ma'am, he is Ibe (me. out West mi the horse." Ilinitley was httrn in t'ard- well. Mont., son ol a tele- grapher. He won a scholarship lo Mon- tana Stale College in 1929. Three- years of prcincd led no- where. Then he won a national oratory contest and a scholar- ship to the I'ornisli School of Arts in Seattle in 1 Mi- lie switched In Hie. University of Washington Hie following year and "since my dad was rjnly working I'.vo a week in the depression" In? supported himself by working as a waller, telegram delivery boy. window washer and by selling pnils of hi.s blood. tn he gol a a-month job wilh a 100-watl radio sla- lion. KCRC. in Seattle. In addi- tion 10 his salary, be gol laun- dry service and was" allowed to use. .sponsorship accounts to trade for food. ThciT. was no wire service, so he bought a Seattle Star and rewrote it for a 15-mimiic news- cast every night. In he went to CHS in Los Angeles, as correspondent, tor II Wcslern .stales. In he switched lo ABC in l.iis Ange- les. and four years lalor moved 10 M'.C in New York. When I [mil Icy wen! back lo Montana there was talk of his running for the Senate. Bill he said he luiind Mike Manslicld was going lo run again and you'd be an idiol lo run againsl Mansfield in Montana." Instead lif- did TV com- mercials. taped a radio show, anil promoied man's resort Mont. A I Ihe WaiiTgaie healings. John W. Item II! said lhal Iliinlley was mi While House "enemies list." appar- ently because of a magazine ar- ticle critical ol I'resirtr-nl .Nix- on. Ilinillcy said the article was wrong. Hig Skv a rich near Payments Balance Brighter II, GISKCOKV NOKKS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON' (AP) The government reported loday that Ihc United Slates had a 1073 surplus of 51.2 billion in its basic balance of payments wilh other countries, an im- piovcmenl of billion over a year earlier and the first surplus in the history of the basic balance index. The country had a deficit of billion in its basic balance in 1972, meaning substantially more LI.S. dollars flowed out of the counlry thai year than were returned lo U.S. shores. The Commerce Deparlnirnl said the biggest single im- provement in Ihc country's payments position was in ihe nation's foreign trade and ex- change of services, which were :n surplus by mil- lion, compared with a deficit of Si.fi billion a vear earlier. The over-all surplus of billion in ihe basic balance of payments was Ihe (ir.sl surplus since Ihc government began computing Ihe basic index in The best previous year was a 515 million defied in 1061. 'Mic two devaluations of Hie I'.S. dollar in 1571 and 1973 have been ihe major fac- tors in the improvement in I'.S. iradc with other countries because they have made U.S. goods cheaper abroad and for- eign goods more expensive in this c-oiuitrv. Mill Ihe devaluations also have had an adverse impact on milalion in Ibis country, since Americans have found they musl pay more for donie.slifally produced goods, such as agricultural products, lo keep them from flowing overseas lo meet foreign de- mand. A WEEK-ENDER WANT AD CHS TOUR MESSAGE TO THE BUYERS! is WORDS 5O60 3 DAYS SAVE SI.TO Adduionnl II toll No pViofii ord-ri C.ovh in ail.once Deadline 3 Thundny "jilllllt BEPORHR HEWS I'.xtiloration and development of new energy sources. Tfip. comiiiillcf's actions, while .subject to change as the panel moves inlo a more de- tailed consideration, indicated tin- direction Ibe laxwriling congressmen aie headed on Ihe energy tax reform bill. Haldeman Lawyers Ask Report Block Itv DONALD M. ItOTIllllCIU; Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON i.AI'i --AI- lorneys for former While House staff chief H. U. Halite- man asked Hie U.S. l.'ourl of Appeals loday lo block trans- mission of a grand jury report on President Nixon's role in Watergate lo the Mouse Im- peachment inquiry. llaldemau's allorneys asked Ihe court lo order U.S. Dis- trict .fudge John ,1. Sirica lo relurn (lie sealed report to the grand jury. Sirica had ruled on .Monday thai Hie scaled report and n satchel filled with evidence should be turned over lo the House Judiciary Committee. Sirica gave parties in Hie case until 5 p.m. today lo ap- peal his decision. llaldeman was one of seven for m c r administration and iVi.xon campaign aides indicted by the grand jury for alleged- ly trying to block Hie investi- gation of Hie Wale rg a I e break-in. All pleaded inuoc'cnl. Haldeman's petition argued lhal transmission of the sealed report lo the House committee FBI Recovers Of Ransom WASHINGTON (ATI An e s I i m a I e d of Hie ransom a .Minnesota bank president paid for his kidnaped wife has been re- covered, l''HI Director Clar- ence M. Kellev announced lo- day. Kelley said Ihe ran.som mon- ey was recovered under a snowmobile trailer in a ga- rage in a vacant house in P.urnsvillo. ilinn. where Kun- ice Kronholm allegedly had been held by her ahdnclors. "FBI agents are currcnlly processing and conducting a detailed accounting of Ihe ran- som money and Ihc amount recovered will nol be known for some lime." Kelley said. Cunnar Kronholm ransom .Monday for lease of his 4li-yr'ar-oid who apparently was ki her l.rno Lakes parly last Friday. The said she "gol away caplors several hours after Hie ransom was paid. "creates a risk of exposure before trial thai cannot be guaranteed against." "Public disclosure of Iho evidence which were indicted will provoke widespread comment in the news media which will not liesilalc lo evaluate for public consumption Hie alleged lads behind the indictment Ihe petition said. "Thus, the defendants stand convicted bolnre llieh' stories are told." ILildenuiii's petition also noted that he does not know whal is in the sealed report but has reason lo telicvo that il contains "alleged evidence relietl upon by the prosecutors lo s n p p o r t some of the charges against all of Hie do- roudanl.s.'' The pclilion noted lhal the usual procedure in Hie District of Columbia is thai regular grand juries do not issue re- ports other than indictments. In deciding lo semi the n'- poil to the House, Sirica had said linn "Hie person on whom Hie report focuses. Hit President of Hie United Stalc.s, has not objected lo its release lo- the committee. Other per- sons are involved only indi- rectly." The judge also described Hie report as nonaccusalory and as "a simple and straightfor- ward compilation of informa- tion gathered by tlie grand jury, and no more." Goose Eggs Useful Objects Goose eggs can become useful and decorative ob- jects for Ihe house, accord- ing lo (-ranees Scott of Horn- by. She discusses the craft of "ecjgeury" and iays she'll demonslrole her craft ol the West Texas Arts ond Crafts Pair this weekend in o story on Pg. 1-B. he Bridai- 6B 56 uol be Miner Clossificd 5B 4-9D 7B aid A Ihc el Pclfcnls 3A idnaped too 1-3D le Ycur GQ.JJ 5C 'oin u.a 68 Her Seoul 6B t N...S 2.3B Crowe Accepted At West Point t'.S. fir-p. Omar Hurlcson of Ansun announced Wednesday Ihe admission of Ino >oimg men, ouo tJ'oiu Abilene and one from Baird. lo the t'.S. Mill- Ian at West l-'oint. John M. Ci'OMO III. 17, son of Mr. and .Mrs. John M. Crowe Jr. of 1012 Mulijcny. and Terry (i. I'.alos, IS. son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles I'.atos of Baird. weie nominated fur admission in Ihc m i 1 i I a r y by I'liii'les'ini lasl They admilicd U) I'oini willi the enle in July. UKIM'K IS a Itepuiif-i'-N'ftws and a lu o-year lelK-r- maii on the Aljilrne High iiiin-; learn. He h.is .srorcd in Hie Ki pmemilo MI HUM achK'ic- mc'iil ti'Sls and has received a loiter of commendalion for Ins pertormaiue on Hie Xaiional Meiit tests. HP plays on the bas- kelliall team at I'iisl n.iplisi Clinrch and sings in ilk- choir Iliere. Hides has served a.s president of bis sophomore, junior and .senior classes, of the Spanish Club, lirla Clui) and t-'ellow- 01' Christian Athletes. He lias a gi'.idc nf and .III1IN M. CKOWf-; III admitted to ncaitcim pirivs lofjlliall. biiskelliall. Hack, and lenni.s ai I'.aiid. lie has performed in Hie school's oiu'-arl play and on the Ml-Dislricl defensive fool- bull learn as a soplnimoio A-i a senior lip nude both the ntten' and di'lcnsive All-Dislricl   

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