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   Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 3, 1974, Abilene, Texas                                WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO. FRIENDS VOUR'WOR'D. EXACTLY AS IT MTH YEAR, NO. PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, EVENING, OCTOBERS, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS 15 Cents Associated Preii White Listens .As Black Talks A-concerned John C. Wliile, Texas Agriculture Com- missioner, pleads with and dairy producers near Stephenville Wednesday morning to delay the slaugh- tering of hundreds of calves in protest over the squeeze of'inflation, on their industry. Tlie producers voted to delay the killing two weeks, pending a pos- sible meeting with -President Ford.. (Starr Photo by Don Blakley) Ed Black of Hico, one' of ,or beef producers in Stephenville -Wednesday to protest the economic crunch on their business, shouts in favor of killing calves -and burying them in a pit to show the government tlie producers mean business. "I'think we should put Ruiz in that he screamed, referring to the U. S. Sec. of Agriculture, Earl Butz, who has. failed to.appease the stockmen. Story, Pg. 2A. (Staff Photo by Don.Blakley) Company s Over Alleged ROW Frauds MIAMI, Fla. (AP) A judge has frozen assets of live defendants involved in a Floi> da investment firm accused of bilking former Vietnam pris- oners of war of. back pay earned while iu captivity. District Judge C. Clyde At- kins also Wednesday ordered that R.J. Allen and Associates be put inlo receivership for 10 days pending a hearing on suit to force the firm to return funds allegedly taken from exPOWS who thought they were making wise investments in industrial development rev- enue bonds. Attorneys for Ihe Security and Exchange Commission, winch filed the .suit, said that as much as si million may Express Moil Delivery Eyed An express mail service which offers delivery'to businesses is being studied for Abilene, a U.S. Postal Service .employe said Wednesday. Mel Laync, manager of lob- by programs for the Abilene delivery area, said pro- gram has been in operation for three years and recently was installed in Amarillo, Waco, Corpus Christi and Austin. MYNK SAID the postal service signs a contract with individual company's partici- pating to make deliveries on schedule or; refund the deliv- ery fee. The service is intended pri- marily for company mail in sizes up to 50 pounds. The Poslal Service furnishes spe- cial mailing pouches and la- bels. Laync said there are no im- mediate plans to install the service in Abilene but he will be discussing the plan and how it could be applied here at a Postal Service seminar in San Antonio soon, stalling Iht Express Mail Net- work in Abilene is air trans- portation, lie said. have been invested by former POVYs.- One of the victims of .the alleged scheme was Col. Theo- dore IV. Guy, vice commander at. Homestead Air Force Base, who said, "If Ihosc guys are hope 'they get five years in Hanoi. They got me for 10 thousand bucks." Guy said he was solicited by Ihe firm shortly after he re- turned home with salary and benefits that had accumulated during his five years in a Ha- noi prison. Another former POW, Navy Capt. Howard E. -Butledge of Tulsa, Okla., said he pur- chased' worth of the bonds. Rutledge, a prisoner for eight years, said' he lost the Investment, and never was sent the bonds. The suit claimed the firm, which is new insolvent, did not buy the bonds it promised in some cases, refused in other cases to honor agreements to buy back the bonds, and in some instances never deliv- ered (fie bonds. Atkins, froze assets .of Rob- ert J. Allen, president of the firm; Howard W. Alexander, former C H a'r 1 e s Diaz, officer and salesman; Anthony Preston, salesman, and Lee Uidgley, former salesman. .1 P'.v; Chance of Rain Rated as Slight A chance of vain, although has again nudged its way into.the Abilene forecast, National Weather Service offi- cials said And weatherman.0. Eck said the shower-triggering trough precedes-a cold front which Could cause an increase in the chance for rain in the near future. "WE'VE GOT A .trough forming back out there in Eastern New Mexico and West Texas, and that will be fairly close to the Big Country area by lie explained. "It's in advance of a Pacif- ic cold front tht urns through Central California and angles from there into Ihe northeast- ern corner of Nevada and Southeast he con- tinued. In the meantime, mild tern- neralures are expected to con- linue, Eck said. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Natrpnal Werner Service (Weather Map, Pg. 3-A) ABILENE .AND VICINITY (10-mile corpus) Clpor atparMy cloudy tonight- Partly cloudy a slight chance of showers Friday. Continued mild (emperalures. Southerly v.'inds 3 lo mph. Afternoon highs nsar SO. Low tomghl [n Ihe uobcr 50s. rain 20 per cenl 'Friday. Probability oF High and low (or 24 hours endfng a.m.: 73 ond 55. Hig ond 7. Sunri-e Iwjay: sunset Sunrise lomorrow: Talks With Terrorists By NAT CARNES Associated Press Writer SANTO DOMINGO, .Domini- can Republic (AP) Do- minican government has sus- pended negotiations with ter- rorists holding American dip- lomat: Barbara Hutchison and six othev hostages in the Vene- zuelan Consulate. However, the terrorists and the hostages finally got their daily delivery of food and soft drinks late Wednesday night. Archbishop Hugo Polanco Brito, who had been acting as the go-between and bringing sandwiches and drinks to those in the consulate, did not show up Wednesday. "The archbishop is not coni- ing an assistant chief of police said. "There will be no more negotiations." "If they want to be tough, we'll be the national police chief, Gen. Rafael Guz- man Acosla, told local radio stations. He was apparently referring to a. statement.from tire terrorists lhat their de- mands were not negotiable. They have demanded mil- lion and safe conduct to Cuba and Mexico for themselves and 37 political prisoners. President Joaquin Balagiter has agreed only to send the terrorists in the consulate believed tn number 'six of the country. A bollle containing nnlcs ad- dressed to the U.S. and Span- ish ambassadors was Ihrown out of the consulate Wednes- day afternoon. The notes were delivered, but their contents were not disclosed. Later in the attcmoon, a plainclolhesmau put a picnic hamper containing 13 sand- wiches and 13 hollies of soda pop on Ihe stucco fence in front of Hie consulate. Nobody came out to collect it. Late Wednesday night, U.S. Ambassador Robert A. llur- wilch, Spanish Ambassador Aurelio Vails and Venezuelan Charge d1 Affaires Orange'V Cubillan stood across the street from the two-story building. The Spanish ambas- sador called out: "We have food for you." llurwilch shout- ed to Miss Hutchison: "How are you, Newsmen were unable to hear any reply from t h 't "American. Later a policeman took the hamper to the trout uorch of the consulate. AF Moves to Free Giant C5 From Overseas Bases By FRED S. HOFFMAN AP Military Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The Air Force is moving to tree its giant C5 Iransport plane from dependence on overseas bases in event of future crises in the Middle East or elsewhere. It has begun training its C5 aircrews to refuel aloft fvom tanker planes while en roulu. to distant points. The C5 can now fly over intercontinental ranges with- out refueling, hut only if il carries a sharply reduced-load of military equipment and Government Fall ROME Italy's gov- ernment headed today toward anolher collapse, touched off by economic woes and wran- gling over whnt.rolc the pow- erful Communist party should play in any new coalition. Political sources said Pre- mier Mariano Rumor, a Chris- tian Democrat, was set to meet with Jus cabinet this evening and later with Presi- dent Giovanni Leone. They said the session with Lcbue almost certainly means a resignation by Rumor and the fall of Italy's Sfilli postwar government. The government crisis came amid Italy's worst economic problems in 30 years, mount- ing social problems, and ris- ing tensions over allegations of planned coups by right-wing extremists. The Italian Communists, the biggest Moscow-line group in the West, form the largest party in Europe locked out of power for Ihe past quarter century. After the fall of Fas- cist dictator Benilo Mussolini, Italy passed under the rule of a "national unity" govern- ment including all anli-Fascist parties from Ihc Communists to the conservative Liberals. But the Vatican-backed Christian Democrats threw the Communists out of govern- ment in 1947 after attracting a huge loan from Washington to rebuild Ihc eco- nomy. The Communists, however, have been steadily building their slrength and influence since then. They drew nine million votes of 27.2 per cent of the votes in the 1972 nation- al election, about six percen- tage points up from 1948. The Christian Democrats' share of the electorate has been declining. 11 totaled near- ly 13 million votes, or 38.8 pel- cent in 1972, nearly Jft percen- tage points down from 1948. A crucial Wow to Christian Democratic dominance i n postwar Italy came last May when the party lost badly in a bid to have the 1971 divorce law repealed by Ihe people. In a nationwide referendum Kalians voted 3-2 to retain the law which Pope Paul VI had described as a "wound" to Vatican-Italy relations. supplies. During the emergency arms airlift to Israel a year ago, heavily loaded CSs from the United .Stales had to land it a U.S. base in'the Portuguese-, owner Azores to take on fuel so they could finish the trip to Tc] Aviv. At "the same time, oilier countries denied Ihe United Stales permission to use bases on their soil to support the'" supply lilt to Israel. The Mjdeast crisis experi- ence persuaded Pentagon offi- cials thai U.S. military airlift capacity should be expanded and measures taken to reduce reliance on foreign bases. Secretary of .Defense James ScMesinger, tpld a news .conference in Omaha, Neb., on Wednesday lhat, "in the last few months we have conducting lests of re- fueling operations of the C5 so that there would no longer be a penalty, (reduced load) without an intervening stop." Asked about" this, Air Force officials said lhe first two "ov- envater .long-range air re- fueled C5 flights" we're'made iii recent weeks. On Augi they said, a C5. carried pounds of car- go nonstop across more than miles from Dover, to Clark Air Base in the Phil- ippines. The plane was re- fueled twice during its 21.4- liour flight, which took it over the Central Pacific route. Two weeks later; anolher C5 hajiled more than pounds from over to the Philippines. This plane trav- eled miles over the Great Circle roule via Alaska ajid too, was refueled twice on i 19.6-hour trip. Chamber to Elect Hardy Successor HE Returning Goods Said Dehumanizing ELLIE RUCKER Q. I've had unsatlsfac- lory merchandise (o local Mores Is fotally dehumanizing. Store X: upon reluming a (op that didn't match when I brought It home, they accused! me of having worn Store Y: Ihts Ume I calleil first to get an okay. When I rttuned the cans of formula (doctor had switched the baby over to regular they ac- cnsed me of never having called. Store Z: today I returned a second box of detergent (MOpened) as I dis- covered the first box wouldn't dissolve in my washer. They accused me of getting the box wet. I am' an honest person. Bat I'm almost the point of being hesitant (o buy for fear I might have (o return II. Why siwh rudeness? A. Why arc yon returning everything? Really, we don't mean to be flippant but if you find you are reluming things very often you might ask yourself whether you are depending on Ihe stores' liberal return policies rather than on your own good judgment on making purchases. It you are certain your returns are justi- fied then we have two theories: the ialcsclcrk woke up wilh a headache that morning or her home was flooded the nighl before which lo make a' person our state laws do not require businesses to accept returned merchandise unless, of course, it is defec- tive or misrepresented. Extra paper work and re-handling cost the store money. Some stores accept ANYTHING with a smile and a refund simply as a courtesy and mainly :to keep a satisfied customer but each" store can set its own Repeated rudeness from a clerk should be reported to the store manager. Q. I have everything (bedspreads, tablecloths) stored In my cedar chest and now I notice they are all spotted' with rust. Some of the crocheted pieces are very old. How do I get the rust otl? A. If the fabrics are washable you're in good 'shape; if they have lo be dry- cleaned, forget it. Lemon Juice- will re- move most iron rust slains. Moisten the plain with water, squeeze lemon juice di- rcclly onto it and hold il in steam from a boiling teakettle for a few minutes. and repeat. Another home remedy is to sprinkle salt on it, add lemon juice and dry in Hie sun. Sounds like a recipe for salad dressing. 0. I hough! one of those black cast iron skillets because everything sup- posedly tasles better cooked in 1 treated it with oil as instructed but every time I wish it, the day it's covered with rust. I'm sick and (Ired of rust. What's the proper procedure for treating cast Iron skillets? A. Spray it with silicone, :says metal expert Hairy Caldwell. Set the skillet in the over, turn it to 400 degrees. When oven lemp reaches 400, Ihe skillet should lie scaled ami you can wash the Ihing in the dishwasher without rust problems. Q. I've long been a tan of Ring Cros- by, have a few of his alhums hill it's gotten to (he point where I can't find a thins anymore. I (ried the place you suggested in Houston hut they only listed a couple of bis albums and I one of lho.se. I know the old groaner doesn't gel around much any- more hut it seems that anyone who sold 100 million records in the 'Ms should be selling records somewhere in (he 1970s. A. This time try Publishers Central Bu- reau, Dept. 376, 33-20 Hunters Point Ave- nue, Long Island City, New York 11101. Ask for the catalog and request any spe- cific album or single title you're looking for. The last catalog had 15 pages of records available. So says Reporter-News Night City Editor and record buff Bill Gould. Address questions to Action Line, Box 3t, Abilene, Texas 7SSW. Names will not be used hut questions must be signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers if possible. A new Abilene Chamber of Commerce president will be elected by the chamber board of directors lo succeed Roff Hardy following Hardy's effec- tive resignation date from that office, the executive pres- ident of the chamber an- nounced Thursday. Jack Gressell explained the procedure following examina- tion of the chamber bylaws in the wake of an announcement lhat the West Texas Utilities Co. chief will move to Corpus Christi to become head of the Central Power and Light Co., effective Jan. 1. HARDY WILL LEAVE an unexpired term as president of the chamber, a posi he was elected lo by the board in February. The tenii .was. lo run through Feb. 28, 1975. Gressell said Ihal in accord- ance with Section B of the by- laws, the vacancy will he filled by a majority vote of the board. Between Hardy's resignation date and the assumption of of- fice by.a new president, the president-elect, Bob Hill, will assume the duties, Gresscll continued. HE SAID lhat Ihe board's election could be at a regular meeting or at a special meet- ing called by Hilt. Grcssctl said Ihal Hardy, WTO story, Pg. IE who is in Oklahoma Thursday and Friday, has not yet catcd his plans for resignation from the presidency. Noted Artists In Philharmonic 'Silver Season' Alice Miller outlines the artist-packed "Silver Anni- versary Season" of ths Abi- lene Philharmonic on Pg. 1-B in order that music lov- ers will be informed when members 'of the Phil- harmonic Board ond Guild .start iheir phonothon Sat- urday morning to sell'sea- son tckets. NEWS INDEX Amusements.............. lie Bridge 68 Business' Mirror 6B Classified 7-11C Comics 6C 4A. Horoscope. XB Hospital Patients 3A Obituaries 2A Sports 1-3C To Ycur Gocd Health 4B TV Leg................ TV Scout 9A Women's Nc-vs   

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