Abilene Reporter News, October 6, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

October 06, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas McMurry 20 35 Ark. Mont. 10 Washington 21 ACC 42 Baylor 21 SMTTS 9 Florida St. 17 SM iforits in Sports, Section C Kansas 28 Texas 10 Arkansas 49 TCU 0 Texas Tech 14 Okla. State 13 SMU 37 Oregon St. 30 Houston 24 S. Carolina 14 Notre Dame 19 Michigan St. 14 Alabama 35 Mississippi 21 Michigan 27 Stanford 16 Angela State 55 Tarleton 6 ETSU 17 Howard Payne 7 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES W E SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94THYEARJNO.nl PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 6, 1974-SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN SEVEN SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Sttte Sale. TM Anociated Teamwork Helps Family Soothe Inflation Bite By JIM CONLGY Reporter-News Staff Writer When a family with an "average in- come' has four children still at home, and the wife is home taking care of (hem, everyone learns to cut corners to make ends meet. they don't take least not very often. They don't eat out. They don't spend money on entertain- ment. And they pray that no major medical problems come up. The Marty Wilkinsons of 218 N. Crockett are such a family. They aren't poor by any means. Wilkinson is a self-employed paint con- tractor who has a nice, mostly frame house he's been paying on for 15 years. And the Wilkinsons, of course, are not going hungry. BUT THINGS are getting rougher for them, as they are for most people in the squeeze of the worst inflation in many years. "We cry every week when we go to the grocery said Laverne Wilk- inson with an ironic laugh. "It seems like every .week things keep going up. Sugar is the main thing that'comes to mind. "But we've been going to the cheaper brands of canned goods, to make cas- seroles and so we had our first attempt a garden this sum- mer." Mrs. Wilkinson said the garden was jusl a small one, "but we are going to have a larger one next year. We had tomatoes, onions, radishes, okra, black-eyed peas and carrots. Next year we plan to can some and put things up and freeze them." She said that fortunately her husband In a Pinch Whije President Ford and his economic experts work daily on the growing inflation problem, Abilene families, along with millions of others throughout the nation, are living every day with rising prices which restrict the buying power of their paychecks. Today, The Repor- ter-News begins a series, which will run afternoons this.week, on how Abilenions in different situations are living with the problem. The first story today tells how a family of six, including three school child- ren, fights higher prices for food, entertainment, clothing and every- thing else '0 family buys. Other stories will include o young divorcee with a child; a moonlighting hus- band; a family on welfare; a retired couple on. social security; a couple with, the husband trying to work through college; and a young single man. is a "jack of all and knew how to garden as well as repair their car and fix many things around the house. One problem the Wilkinsons do not have is a baby-sitter shortage. Four and 22, are-all available much of the lime to help with their baby brother, 8-month- old Billy Tom. Actually the oldest daughter, Mrs. Sabra Holmes, and-her husband live down the street and have a one-year- old daughter who is several months See WILKINSONS, Pg. ISA, Col. 1 Home style entertainment The Wilkinson family of 218 N. Crockett does what millions other extras is scarce, especially tor a family of sft. Left to.right art of Americans do for" entertainment during these inflationary Marly Wilkinson, holding 8-month-old Billy Tom; Debra, 16; 6; watch television. Money for movies, vacations and Marta, 10; and Laverne Wilkinson. (Staff Photo, by John Best) times Exporters Cancel Grain Contracts WASHINGTON (A P) President Ford won cancella- tion Saturday of contracts by two exporters to ship mil- lion of grain to the Soviet Union. Press Secretary Ron Nessen said the contracts were can- celed at Ford's request lest they boost American grocery bills by aggravating a tight supply situation reflecting a disappointing harvest. Earlier Saturday. Agricul- ture Secretary Earl Butx said the grain deal had been halted but not canceled. Expressing dismay that the Soviets gave no advance warning they planned massive purchases of corn and wheat, Bulz said, "We wish they hadn't done it." Nessen announced that grain exporters are being in- vited here Monday "to help formulate a system of volun- tary cooperation and reporting that' will assure reasonable supplies to. both domestic and foreign users." The press secretary said, "It is anticipated that this vol- untary cooperative effort will enable the United States to avoid the imposition of gener- al export controls." Ford, according to Nessen, expressed to the grain export- ers who had made deals with the Soviets "his strong con- cern over the potential domes- tic impact that such sales could have at a time when the United States is experiencing a disappointing harvest of feed grains." Nessen said company repre- sentatives who met with Ford "evidenced their full willing- ness to be responsive to these crucial domestic concerns" and added, "The two cornpa- nies'are now making arrange- ments for'the cancellation of these in .accordance with the government's re- quest." The halt on shipments of 91 million bushels of corn and 34 million bushels of wheat was negotiated at morning-long White House conferences with See SOVIET, Pg. ISA, Col. 1 U.S.-Soviet Trade Talks Apparently Fall Through pom Roger Forkner of 2157 Edgemont kicks away at a football Saturday in the Punt, Pass and Kick .Contest at Oscar Rose Park. Roger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forkner, won third place in the 11-year-old category. Story, Pg. 17A. (Staff Photo by John Best) WASHINGTON (AP) -The delicate, three-way bargaining aimed at liberalizing trade with Russia while assuring freer emigration of Soviet Jews apparently has col- lapsed, Senate aides said Sat- urday. One source said the senators spearheading the congression- al role in the issue, were moved to "a mixture of baffle- ment and outrage" when the Stale Department backed out of an exchange of letters that would have sealed a carefully honed compromise. Congress has refused ap- proval of most-favored-nalion trade status for the Soviet Union until it gets assurances that liussia has eased restric- tions upon emigration of Jews. After considerable progress was reported in U.S.-Soviet negotiations on the matter, those assurances, in the form of a series of letters between the administration and Senate, had reached the final drafting stage. Then, surprisingly, the State Department balked, Senate sources said. It was not imme- diately known whether the reversal had been prompted by a change in the Soviet posi- tion or whether the adminis- tration simply decided it did not want to vouch for Russia's word. "We were working on legis- lative language and suddenly there was a complete reneging on all that'd been worked out" already with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and other administration officials, this aide said. He added: "This is the gross- est violation of good faith in negotiations that I've .ever heard of. It makes negotiating with the Russians themselves look like handling a' Sunday school class." A State Department spokes- man refused to comment. The Senate sources said an aide to Kissinger informed Sen. Henry M. Jackson, D- Wash., of the administration decision not to confirm the Senate's understanding of So- viet concessions on Jewish emigration. Jackson is the sponsor of an amendment to the trade bill that would bar granting non- discriminatory tariff treat- ment and Export-Import Bank credits to any country which does not let its citizens emi- grate freely. The administration has strongly objected to the amendment, contending i t could interfere with detente and warning that it would in- vite a White House veto. Taking part along with Jackson in the months-long talks with the administration have been Sens. Abraham Ri- bicoff, D-Conn., and Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y. "All three were really shocked by this turn of said one source. Sale Nets Rehab Center Over The second phase of the an- nual Cattlemen's Round- Up for Crippled Children raises more, than for the West Texas Re- habilitation Center in the annual horse sale. Pg. 17C. Egypt and Israel mark the anniversary of the Yom Kippur war. Pg. 11 A. The British election next Thursday is being billed as the most critical for the. notion in this century. Pg. 10A. Changes in Greene County, possibly are beyond the visions of the late Dr. Martin Luther King. Pg. 17A. 3 Die Near Plainview PLAINVIEW, Tex. (AP) Three men died and another was seriously injured Satur- day afternoon in an explosion at a farm ten miles north of here, said Hale County Sheriff Charles Tue. Authorities identified the dead men as Randy Harold Danny Alarvin Gra- ham, 21; and Bradley Scott Copper, 19, all of the Plain- view area. Officials said the injured man, Steven Deene, 18, of Hamilton Air Force Rase, Cal- if., was transferred to a Lub- bock hospital. Sheriff Tue said his prelimi- nary investigation at the scene of the blast indicated the men were building a homemade bomb by packing sodium chlorate into a container alorg with some other substance. The survivor, Deene, .told investigators he sensed some- thing was wrong and moved away from the device just be- fore the explosion. A neighboring, farmer told sheriff's deputies that he had heard several blasts Friday and at least one more Satur- day morning. Sheriff Tue said Graham was the grandson of the H. L. Mastens on whose farm the blast occurred. "It seems like those fellows were experimenting with es- plosives when something went said Sheriff Tue. "They were gathered around a work bench outside a farm house when the bomb went the sheriff added. 'Dream' Gift: Ranch for Mice Abilene Event! Calendar Amusements Austin Notebook Berry's World links BrMoe Cksiifted 1 Crossword funle Editorials Form Newi 17, Hnrtlinc Homtoot ____ Jumble Fuillc 14A, 17A, 4B 1-48 5A II A JBA 4A HA MA the Stent TWt Wwk In Wist THIS In Histon 71 A Vmir HMrlh ?U TV Womtn'i Newi 1.170 DALLAS (AP) 'Hie Nei- man-Marcus specialty store, whose Christmas catalogue features each year some ex- pensive offbeat items, is push- ing a mouse ranch this sea- son. "We created it as the possi- ble fulfillment of your child- hood dream and a paradise for reads the blurb for the mouse ranch in the cata- logue reaching many homes this weekend. The buyer must furnish his own mice. The price: The ranch is made of clear acrylic and is 48x38x18 inches. It contains watering tanks, feeding pens, fencing and a windmill. For that price you receive genuine silver plated tweezers to pick up the little beasts, personalized branding iron us- ing indelible ink, and instruc- tions on the care and feeding of mice. Jf mice aren't your you might like a boat which is propelled and supported by air for It has space for two passengers. If you want something just routine, there is a CtMO' chinchilla coal. For the man, try a nice beach scene a lie for ;