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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 12, 1974, Abilene, Texas Coming... Sunday's Reporter-News Leading cheers takes lots of hard work The cheerleaders for the five Abilene junior high schools are the girls who work hard to boost spirits high ot their schools, in both victories and defeats. By Marsha Cawthon. A bee's life isn't always honey sweet Bees have this communal living thing down pat, but life isn't always sweet for them. By Bill Herridge. Many factors help decide milk prices The story behind the pric- ing of milk, one of the most perishable of basic foods, is a complicat- ed one. By Joe Dacy II. ffje Itnltnt "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES We SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 84TH YEAR, NO. 117 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, OCT. 12, 1974 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prtit (IP) Cougars Win; Eagles Blanked Stories in Sports, Section C JIMiCONLEY Reporter-News Staff Commissioner John C. White and Reagan Dairy and beef producers representing Gov. Dobh Briscoe. a wide area of men pledged to do any- Central Texas formed a state-wide organization1 they could to help the men had head off the slaugh- to protest economic conditions which they which they insist will blacken the image of the pro- them out of cattle and dairy produ- 80 to 90 stockmen and other persons, some of Producers attending the voted here Oct. 2 to delay until Oct. 16 their plans meeting in the Ste-phenville Savings Loan's hundreds of Room were not only Colo. ,dramatize their plight, also decided Friday to meet the locally active Cross Timbers Dairy 'Beef. Organi- with U.S. Undersecretary of Agriculture Phil- J. but also from Waco, Decatur, Sulphur Springs, Na- and Edinburg. had offered to meet with producers to Traweek, president of the Cross Timbers group, their problems. That meeting was set that he wanted to see a united effort from the produ- at the which he received after Jim in downtown two hours of discussion. "Until' we can-determine THAT meeting we can get for our product, we'll be in he expected to vote on the crowd. _...; to go ahead with Wednesday's proposed slaughter SAID :that news Baird to. On HaiW Friday also to was, making the'' public mote 'aware that the situation were across the country Accident Thought to Be Terrorist Attack Kissinger's Bodyguard Injured By'BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer AMMAN, Jordan (AP) A submachine gun accidentally discharged aboard Henry A. Kissinger's jet plane at Cairo Airport on Friday as he pre- pared to leave for Damascus and Jordan. Bullets wounded his principal bodyguard, only 20 feet from the secretary of state. Fearing a terrorist attack, Kissinger hurried to his pri- vate compartment on the plane and the shutters were drawn. The Secret Service agent, Walter Bothe, 33, of Al- exandria, Va., suffered a deep scalp wound and a second wound on the right forearm. "You are damn Kis- singer told Bothe after it was determined he had not been injured seriously and that the shot came from inside the Boeing 707 when a case carry- ing the Israeli-made Uzi sub- machine gun tumbled from a rack onto the floor. Kissinger spent four hours with Syrian President Hafez Assad at Damascus and told newsmen afterwards, "We had very good, very constructive talks in a friendly atmos- phere." Asked whether he had made progress toward a peace agreement, Kissinger said, "I am always optimistic." Kissinger was to return to Damascus on Monday for fur- ther talks. He arrived late Friday ..in Amman for talks rath King Hussein on linking Israeli- Egyptian negotiations with fol- lo'wup talks between Israel and Jordan on a disengage- ment on the west bank. Hussein proposes that he represent the half-million Pal- estinians displaced during the 1967. war, but Egypt and Syria have acknowledged the Pales- tinian liberation. organization as the "sole legitimate repre- sentative" of the 2.85 million Palestinians throughout the Middle East. A senior American official told newsmen Jordan will need "a charter" from the Arab summit meeting at Ra- bat, Morocco, on Oct. 26 to conduct the negotiations. He declined assessment of Hus- sein's chances. In an arrival statement, Kis- singer said Jordan's views would be "taken into account with great seriousness." inside Today Market Posts Another Gain The stock market over- comes some early profits taking, posts another broad advance and wraps up its strongest weekly gain on record. Pp. 4D. JOHN WHITE trying la avoid slaughter are getting made and desper- ate." But he was adamant in wanting the producers to help themselves as much as possi- ble: Traweek explained that Thursday he and others from the-group, were by Com- missioner %Mte to visit Gov, who He said was "definitely sympathetic" to their problems. While with Briscoe, he said; they called U.S. Rep. w. R. Poage, D-Tex., chairman of the House Agriculture Com- mittee, and Poage pledged to talk with President Ford about their problem. REAGAN BROWN represents Briscoe "I talked with Poage today and he did meet with the President and a representative of the Department of Agricul- said Traweek. Poage suggested, that the producers time the government tries to see what it can do to relieve conditions, reported Traweefc. The producers are con- cerned, they said, with what they call a critical'problem: closing the gap between the cost of-raising calves to matu- rity and the price they receive for the animals. They want an end .to -cattle feed grain they JAMES TRAWEEK beef, dairy leader hope -would lower the price of .grain in this country by in- creasing the domestic supply. And they want an end to beet imports. say the price they receive for their milk is still so far from a fair one that they cannot afford to feed their cattle. Also Friday morning. White told the group that Rep. E. L. Short of Tahoka, vice chair- man of the Texas House Agri- culture Committee, has of- fered to form a special sub- See MEDIA, Pg. MA, Col. 5 Cattlemen, Dairymen Feel American travelers used to bargain-basement prices in Europe are finding inflation is taking a bite out of holiday budgets. But the dollar still goes farther in England than in many major U.S. cities. Pg. 40. Aimuementi JIM CONLEY Reporter-News Staff Writer STEPHENVIILE Although the talk was often complex and heated Friday during the cattle and dairymen's meeting here, several major points and opinions surfaced. The first seemed to be that the producers do not want to slaughter thousands of calves to dramatize their economic if they can postpone it for any length of time short of bankruptcy. Another point was that they feel they are nearly out of friends in government to whom they can turn for help, l.n fact, Texas Commissioner of Agriculture John C. no arguments when he told the group, "The only damn friends you've got in politics today are Governor Briscoe and- me." AS PERSON after person took the microphone or spoke from the floor, it seemed unlikely for a while that any agreement could be reached. But a statewide organization of cattle and dairy producers was finally voted on with no objections. Producer organizations from several other Texas including East and South Central were in attendance to add -a stronger voice to the group's demands for immediate help from the gov- eminent to ease their losses. Larry Gamblin of Sulphur Springs said a group of .his people from Hawkins and Wise counties had recently attended milk bill hearings in Chicago "and I think we are going to get some help by Nov. 1 (in increasing the floor price of But if costs continue to rise, I don't kiiow if tlie proposed new figure will help us- that much. Ninety per cent of parity is what we feel we need." Gamblin said his area has about 500 "grade A dairies" and they "will be in trouble soon." Felix Parmley, president of See COST, Pg. 12A, Col. Astro-graph Bridge Church Ncwi Clossified Comict Editorials Heortline Markets Obituaries Oil Sports Today in History TV Loa TV Scout Women's News Small Savings Don't Worry Couple Parents help sayings Vickie and Bobby Klahn are a couple Combining marriage and college. On Bobby's birthday) his mother helped out and treated them both to dinner. Vickie and Bobby save on their grocery bill by taking their parents up on invitations to dinners. (Staff Photo by John Best) By MARSHA CAWTHON Reporter-News Staff Writer When a couple combines marriage and college, coping with inflation is one course they both study. Vickie and.Bobby Klahn have learned well. Bobby is a student at Hardin-Sim- mons University and Vickie is a secre- tary for a local business firm. Bobby used to be on a baseball schol- arship, but his eligibility ran out and now they must take care of his tuition themselves. "We took out a loan for Bobby's edu- cation and we don't have to start pay- ments on the loan until he .Vickie said. TO MAKE ENDS meet each month, Vickie and Bobby both pitch in for just about any job they can find. Vickie works all day and sometimes babysits in the evenings. She is also in charge of the dog project. The Klahn's have a mate and a female poodle and sell the pups. "They are registered so we made about on the last litter. Another is Living with Inflation-? expected around Christmas and that will really Vickie said. Besides going to school. Bobby works part-time at a local bank printing checks. He has worked it out so that he prints the checks when his school schedule will allow. As long as he gets the1 work done, the hours are up to him. He also officiates at junior high and junior varsity football games. THE KI.AHNS spend every cent they make just living and paying the bills. They live on a month or less. Housing is reasonable. They live in student housing at H-SC, which costs a month with all bills paid except electricity. Electricity bill runs about to a month even during the summer, Vickie said. Vickie spends from to for groceries every two or three weeks. She said she never spends more than a month on groceries. "'l try to buy meat that will stretch two meals. Like, if I buy a roast, I save half of it for another dinner. And I buy pieces of chicken instead of a whole chicken. It all she said. Bobby is a canned meat lover. But it's not as inexpensive as it used to be. "It goes a long way and he loves it. He'd rather have it than steak she said. The Klahns spend next to nothing eating out. If they eat out at all it's for lunch together during the week. "WE WILL USUALLY just grab a hamburger for lunch or something since we are both busy and Vickie said. Vickie's parents and Bobby's mother live in Abilene. So, they invite them over for dinner now and then. "They can always tell when we run short of money. We always show up around dinner time. It's real nice for us through and we really enjoy she said. Their house was unfurnished and when they moved into it, they had to find furniture. "It came from every- See COUPLE, Pg. I4A, Col. S