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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 20, 1974, Abilene, Texas ACC 31 Texas A&M 17 Texas 38 Angelo St. 17 Oklahoma 49 Notre Dame 48 Nebraska 56 ETSU 13 TCU 0 Arkansas 7 HPC 5 Colorado 14 Army 0 Kansas 0 McMurry 24 Texas Tech 17 Okla. St. 31 SMU 19 Alabama 28 use 16 N. Carolina 33 Millsaps 14 Arizona 8 Missouri 7 Rice 14 Tennessee 6 Oregon 7 N. C. St. 14 Stories in Sports, Section CChe gfoflme Sporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"-Byron94TH YEAR, NO. 125 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, OCT. 20, 1974-EIGHTY-FOUR PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY + lc Stale Sale. Ta* Soviets Allowed to Buy U.S. Grain This Year WASHINGTON (AP) - The Soviet Union will be allowed to buy 2.2 million tons of U.S. grain but will make no additional purchases during the current crop year, Treasury Secretary William E. Simon announced Saturday. The Soviets will be allowed to acquire one million tons of com and 1.2 million tons of wheat, Simon said. President Ford on Od. 5 halted a planned shipment of a total 3.2 million tons of U.S. grain, including 2.3 million tons of corn and 900,000 tons of wheat. The President acted in the face of smaller U.S. harvests primarily brought on by adverse Midwest weather conditions in the form of spring floods, summer droughts and autumn freezes. Following the shipment halt, Simon went to Mosc w on Od. 12 to discuss the grain situation with Soviet leaders. Si mon said Saturday the partial resumption of U.S. grain sales resulted from those discussions. Simon’s announcement said, ‘•The Soviet Union also agreed to make no further purchases in the U.S. market this crop year, which ends next summer. Further the Soviet Union agreed to work with the United States toward development of a supplv-demand data system for grains.” Treasury officials said such a system would consist of an exchange of information between the United States and Russia about predicted crop harvests and anticipated grain demands. The grain sale aborted earlier this month had been planned by Continental Grain Co. of New York and Cook Industries, Inc. of Memphis, Tenn., both major grain exporting firms. Officials of both companies then were summoned to the White House for a weekend meeting with Ford. After the meeting, Agriculture Secretary Earl L. Butz announced that the proposed sale had been canceled. At the time, officials said the Ford administration was concerned that the planned shipment might represent the first step of a massive Russian purchase at a time when U.S. supplies were already low' and retail prices for flour, beef and other grain-based products were high. The Soviets bought 17 million of U.S. grain in 1972 and another 17 million tons in 1973. Simon said that Soviet officials told him during his Moscow visit that the Russian harvest was expected to be adequate this year as far as human consumption was concerned but that imports were required to feed livestock. Rocky's Donations Total $25 Million WASHINGTON (AP) - Vice President-designate Nelson A. flockefeller said Saturday he las donated almost $25 million o cnaritable, educational and art institutions during the last 17 years. Rockefeller disclosed h i s philanthropic contributions just one day after he announced that the Internal Revenue Service has assessed hun for $903,718 in back income [axes. The assessment totals more than $1 million when interest is added. The disclosure that Rockefeller owes back taxes injected a new note into the controversy surrounding his vice presi dential nomination and prompted White House Press Secretary Ron Nessen to announce that President Ford “still has complete faith” in Rockefeller and that Ford believes Rockefeller's nomination will be confirmed by Congress. In New York, Rockefeller said he was not guilty of any wrongdoing in connection with his income taxes. “There’s nothing wrong, there’s nothing illegal, there’s nothing immoral, and there is no conflict of interest in anything I’ve done or that’s come out, ’ Rockefeller said as he left the hospital Breast Check-ups Urged for Women where his wife, Happy, is recovering from breast cancer surgery. Rockefeller’s gifts of $24,712,245 to 193 institutions from 1957 through last June 30 were disclosed in a letter he sent to Sen. Howard W. Cannon, D-Nev., chairman of the Senate Rules Committee that will reopen hearings on Rockefeller's nomination on Nov. 13. The new hearings were ordered following disclosures that Rockefeller made gifts of $1,778,878 to 18 present or former public officials, members of his staff and others from 1957 to 1974 and that his brother, Laurance, had financed a book about Arthur J. Goldberg when the former Supreme Court Justice ran against Rockefeller for governor of New York in 1970. . . . Staff Wiota bv John Best MARILYN MONTGOMERY . . . ACC Homecoming queen Father's Message Read As ACC Queen Crowned By KITTY FRIEDEN Reporter-News Staff Writer Marilyn Montgomery’s father couldn’t be in Abilene to see her crowned Homecoming Queen, but he let her know his thoughts were with her. Miss Montgomery, a home economics education senior from Hacienda Heights, Calif., was crowned in a smooth coronation ceremony at ACC’s Moody Coliseum Saturday morning. Her father who works in Los Angeles was unable to make it to Abilene but was notified ahead of time that his daughter was elected queen. He sent a message which was read to her when she was crowned. Robert Montgomery expressed congratulations and his wishes that he could have been there Saturday. And the note added, “You are a beautiful girl, and like most typical fathers, I think everyone there will confirm that as they see you now. “But I would also like for See ACC, Pg. 12A, Col. 8 By KITTY FRIEDEN Reporter-News Staff Writer Every woman should have a early examination for breast sneer as the minimal precau-on against the disease exerted to strike about six per ent of the American populi!-on of women, a medical exert on breast disease says. Dr. George Blumenschein, [lief of medical breast dis-ase from the University of exas M.D. Anderson Hospital nd Tumor Institute in Hous-)n, says examination by a hysician is necessary despite equent checks women may lake by' self-examination. Dr. Blumenschein was in bilene Saturday for a semi-ar on cancer sponsored by the Center for Continuing Education at Hendrick Memorial Hospital. The sessions drew about 125 doctors from the area, most of whom were from Abilene. THE DOCTOR suggested the best time to have a breast examination is the same time a woman has a Pap smear taken. an e x a rn i n a t i o n that should also be made annually. While about 80 per cent of all breast cancer victims detect the problem themselves, through self-examination, screening — the use of technical medical equipment — appears to increase effective ness in spotting cancer, ac- See YEARLY, Pg. 12 V, Col. 7 Inside Today Looking at Bracero Program The problem of Mexican citizens entering the U. S. has become so acute that the bracero program, used during a World War ll manpower shortage, is looking better to many people. Pg. 20A. How long students wear their hair no longer seems to be an issue in the Abilene Schools. Pp. I3A. Abilene Events Calendar JE Amusements    ’ Austin Notebook Berry's World ............ Books ................. I4A Bridqe ................ 15 A Classified ............ 7-13C Crossword Puzzle ....... 18A Editorials ............... 4A Form News........ .    23A Heortline ............... 2B Horoscope ............. 24A Hospital Patients ......... 9A Jumble Puzzle ......... 18A Markets .......  14-16C Obituaries..............20A Oil ................ 16C Recordinqs ........... 2B Settinq the Scene ..... .    . IB Sports ............ 1-6C,    13C Texas      8A This Week In West Texas . 18A Today In History ....... 4B To Your Good Health .... 22A TV Tab ......... 1-16E Women's News ........ 1-120 Harry Lynn: No Silly Old Man, Just Lots of Great Stories By LORETT A FULTON Reporter-News State Editor BALLINGER - lf you ask Harry Lynn about his background he’ll tell you that his family was on the ark with Noah and somehow the ark made it to Tennessee where the family settled. But, the way Lynn tells It, when the dove returned to the ark he didn’t have any olive branch in his beak, he had a mesquite branch and that’s how Harry happened to end up in West Texas. “You’re going to think I'm a silly old man before this is over,” Lynn added at the end of the story. AN INTERVIEW with Harry Lynn doesn’t reveal a silly old man but a humorous man who has many stories to tell about his 65 years with the Ballinger First National Bank. Lynn, 78. retires Dec. I after working his way from errand boy to president in 1965. Lynn was born in Tennessee and moved with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Lynn, to Ballinger in 1906. Lynn graduated from Ballinger High School in 1914 and the bank president, R. G. Erwin, gave him a job as assis. tant bookkeeper. But Harry had already had some experience in banking while he was in high school. He worked as an errand boy at the Citizens National Bank which later consolidated with the Fir<t National Bank. Three things stuck out in Harry’s mind when he was talking about his days as an errand boy. First was the major decision he had to make. The teller sent Lynn to the barber shop across the street to tell the owner that he was overdrawn by $7.72. Lynn relayed the message to which the barber replied, “Okay, Eli give you a check for it.” “THAT WAS tile first decision I ever had to make — whether to take the check when he was already overdrawn — but I didn't take it. That was a big decision to make, wasn’t it?” Another thing Lynn remembers about workng at the bank in high school was thai he was the envy of the whole class. The reason was he got out of class everyday at 2:30 to go to work. And one time three employes at the bank came down with the mumps at the same President Attacks Democrats LOUISVILLE. Kv. (AP> -President Ford barnstormed through three states Saturday campaigning for Republican congressional candidates and saying he will prove polls pointing to major Democratic gains are wrong. During his 16-hour, six-speech swing through the Carolinas and Kentucky, Ford repeatedly attacked Democrats as big spenders who would throw away the keys to the federal treasury. “I ve had a super d&y," Ford said at his last stop, a fundraising dinner here to plug the uphill struggle of Republican Marlow Cook to keep his Senate seat. As the day wore on, Ford began injecting, himself more personally into the Republican campaign to blunt the predicted Democratic gains in next month’s congressional elections. The President harked back to former President Harry Truman in 1948 and declared: “I don't believe the polis any more than he did.” “I intend to do what Hairy Truman did...our policies at home and abroad are right and I intend to sell them to the American people," Ford said to the applause of about 3,500 Kentucky Republicans who paid from $15 to $200 for a box of fried chicken. “The last thing I'm going to do is be barricaded in Washington, D.C.,” Ford added, because “there are a lot of fine brains in Kentucky that might be more help than if I sat and listened to a lot of bureaucrats in Washington.” In urging the re-election of Cook, who faces a strong challenge from Democratic Gov. Wendell Ford, the President said if the Democrats win, “The key to the treasury will be thrown away, and the money will pour out unbelievably.” As he did in every speech of the day, Ford declared “a veto-proof Congress means a legislative dictatorship...” Ford told an airport crowd at Greensboro, N.C., “You’ve got an obligation. So do I, and we don’t achieve it by sitting on our hands and wringing our hands and saying, ‘Gee, the polls look terrible;" Ford asked: “What's the matter with us? Have we lost that old fighting spirit?” Fold See FORD. Pg. |2A, Col. I Hamlin Rejects Bond Issue HAMLIN - Hamlin voters Saturday rejected by almost 2-1 a bond issue to build an all-weather track and reno-\ate Piper Stadium. In a light turnout of 392 voters, 251 opposed and 129 favored the proposal. The bond issue called for constructing and equipping of an eight-lane track west of the football stadium and a 650-seat grandstand for the track. The issue called for new aluminum seats at the football stadium as well as a new fence for the stadium. The financing of new lights already installed at the stadium was also included iii the issue. The bond issue, if it had passed, would have raised taxes seven cents per $100 valuation, or about five per cent. The school district will issue time wa Hants to pay for the already-installed lighting. School board president W. T. Johnson said voters rejected the issue because it followed too closely two successful hospital bond votes. Hamlin trackmen have won two .straight state AA championships with no track on which to hold meets. A field used for football stadium parking is graded in the spring to enable Pied Pipers trackmen to practice, but all interscholastic meets must be on the road. time so Lynn had to work in their place. “I was out of school about IO days while they were recuperating,” he said and laughed, perhaps remembering how' envious his classmates were. Probably the most important thing Lynn remembered about his errand boy days was Melvin Traylor, the bank president whom Lynn calls Ids hero. After Traylor left Ballinger he went to the Stockyards National Bank in St. Louis, Mo., and then became president of the First National Bank iii Chicago. LYNN REACHED in his desk drawer and pulled out a small pin that he said he wouldn’t take anything for. The pin had a picture of Traylor and said, “Melvin Traylor for President.” Lynn said Traylor wanted to run for President of the United States but he got pneumonia and died before the Demo-c r a t i c National Convention when Franklin Roosevelt was nomina*ed. When Lynn talks about those errand boy days he is liekly to reach behind him and pick up See ERRAND, Pg. IZA, Col. 3 RANKER HARRY LYNN . Ballinger man retired Dec. I SHW PHT** ;

  • Arthur J. Goldberg
  • C. J. Lynn
  • Earl L. Butz
  • Franklin Roosevelt
  • George Blumenschein
  • Hairy Truman
  • Harry Lynn
  • Harry Truman
  • Howard W. Cannon
  • Kitty Frieden
  • Marilyn Montgomery
  • Marlow Cook
  • Melvin Traylor
  • Nelson A. Flockefeller
  • Robert Montgomery
  • Ron Nessen
  • W. T. Johnson
  • Wendell Ford
  • William E. Simon

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Publication: Abilene Reporter News

Location: Abilene, Texas

Issue Date: October 20, 1974

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