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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - August 31, 1974, Abilene, Texas In Sunday's Sfranger than fiction? the man' hunt 'in the .'Stephenville area has all the ingredients movie script. "Jim Conley. The real show in wrestling Where is the show at' the wrestling in the e'rowd.or in the ring? By 'State Editor Loretta Fulton, Photos by John Best, Preview: 74 Football The. coming fortunes of Big Country football teams are measured in the '74 grid review, A special section by R-N sports staff, Sweefhearfs by the bunch Selection' of a 1975 Sweetheart is a. high- light of the upcoming West Texas Fair. A col- orful View of the candi- dates wilt, be in the women's section, "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR, NO. 75 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 70604, SATURDAY MORNING, AUG. 31, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated (If) Ford Calls Additional Gasoline Tax 'Unwise' Ready for the telethon In spite ot suffering muscular dystrophy, Tim Hughes, 12, of Baircl, goes to school and enjoys se- veral hobbies inducting assembling electronic gadg- ets and playing the organ. A videotape of Tim play- ing the organ will lie telecast over KTXS-TV be- tween and a.m. Monday as part of the New Jerry Lewis Labor Day Telethon. Tim is the'son of Mr. and Mrs. Gilmer Hughes of Baird. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley) WASHINGTON (A P) President-Ford said through a spokesman .Friday he docs not favor an additional iO-cents- rjer-gallon tax on gasoline be- cause .that would be "cxorbi- lanl, unwise and unneces- sary." Tress Secretary Jcrald F. lerllorsl said tlio declaration ties in with Ms statement Thursday thai'Ford will lint seek anv lax increase this Hepoils circulated last Unit the administration was considering a jump in the gasoline excise tax from 4 to 14 cents as both an inilaliou- fighling and energy saving tool Terllorst said he had hoped to lay that report to rest last by pointing out il was only one of many economic poli cy alternatives being weighed. But lie said tlial af- ter reports "of the possible gas- oline lax increase had persist- ed, he talked to Kord, who authorized the new statement opposing the jump. TerHorsI said Ford believes such an increase would have merit at all in really trying to control inflation or energy consumption." Terllorst repealed his broader lax statement of Thursday tliat no presi- dent ever favors a tax in- crease he often must, consider one. and can't foreclose the op- tion. "But I don't want you to get Kord in Columbus, Pg. 3A the idea the President is pre- paring a tax increase proposal for Congress'1 for next year, terllorst declared. He said the President waiit to rule out any idea" in the .economic field but emphasized that considera- tion of an alternative does not mean approval. Terllorst was asked if he in- quired whether the President might favor any lower gasu- line tax increase. He said lie Inid not specifically inquired. WTU, Lone Star Settle Lawsuit Rains Lash South Texas By Tie Associated Press Torrential rains and rising floodwaters severed the main traffic artery between San An- tonio and Del -Kio Friday while booming thunderstorms continued to gorge Hill Coun- Iry rivers and streams with record rainfalls. Flood warnings wenl up in Medina, Kimble, Kendall, Hcxar, Uvalde and several other Hill Country counties north and west of San Antonio. Telephones and lights were reported out in Kimble Coun- ty. "A man drowned and two other persons were injured at a low water crossing near Sonora. The man was identi- fied as Juan Aguinaga, a Mex- ican citizen. A Junction fire department spokesman said some live- stock and ranch equipment bad been washed away by the Llano River. Some rural home evacuations were necessary in Medina County. By mtdaftcmoon, however, the showers tapered off, al- though some still plagued East and South Central Texas, and the sun came out. Water from swollen rivers and streams began to recede from those low lying areas prone to flash flooding but still menaced other areas. Junction had the largest rainfall-4.32 inches-from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday while Tcxarkana trailed a far sec- ond with 1.87 inches. McAlien recorded the day's high with
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