Abilene Reporter News, October 26, 1974

Abilene Reporter News

October 26, 1974

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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 26, 1974, Abilene, Texas ...in Sunday's Reporter-News Prospects seem bright for area business "Bio Country on tht Move" is the theme of a special section by members 'of the Reporter-News staff outlining the progress of the area's business and industry. 'Make book on gift was well used What would four librari- ans do with an unexpected gift. Their report it a pjeasant surprise. By Katharyn Duff. OldSayles House may get new life The Sayles house looks old and tired, but it isn't going to Abilene couple plans to restore it. By Jim Conley. tfje "WITHOUT QR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MTH YEAR. NO. 131 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 26, 1974 -TH1RTY-EIGHT PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents" U. S. Cuts Deficit In Balance of Trade Abilene Schools Split See stories to Sports, Section C Mixed emotions Smiles and tears broke over the face of Abilene Higjj School Football Queen Kim Chance, daughter of MB. and Mrs. David Chance of 4418 Capitol, as she receiv- ed her crown. Homecoming festivities were complete when the Eagles trounced the Odessa Bronchos, 23- 20. (Staff Photo by Don AHS Queen Reacts With Scream, Hug WASHINGTON (AP) -r A sharp drop in the nation's appetite for imported food, oil and cars trimmed the U.S. trade balance to its smallest deficit in five months during September: the government reported Friday, Hie Commerce Department said total imports plunged by 10.3 per cent during the month while exports were down only 1 per cent. That left the trade ledgers with a million deficit in September. The total compared to a re- cord billion deficit in Au- gust. The September deficit was the smallest since April, when the trade account showed a million surplus. So far this year the account is in the red by a total of billion.. The main factor in.Septem- ber's i m p r o v e m e n t was dwindling demand for foreign oilin the face of sharply high- er prices. Makes By BEV MORGAN Reporter-News Staff Writer There were mixed emotions at the Abilene High School Homecoming ceremonies Fri- day night. Homecoming Queen Kim Chance screamed with joy, while the locker room seen at halftime was proba- bly not so joyful. They were behind 17 to 9 at that point but pulled out with a 23-to 20 lead over the Odessa High School Broncos to win the game. Kim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Chance of 4418 Capitol, screamed and hugged her escort, her father, as the announcement came over the loud speaker. Dressed in pastel shades of pink and blue, the queen was seated on purple velvet cush- ions which lined a horse- drawn carriage provided by Hardin-Simmons University. She and her court, Viclti Munoz, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Angel Munoz of ;142 N. 18th and Cindy Miller, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Goldsmith of 1545 N. 5th cir- cled the field waving to the crowds after the crowning. "I gotta hold these tears, I'm fixin' to the brown- haired senior said as she clutched a dozen red roses. Kim is president of the Christian Club at AHS and was a member of the Tennis Club during her junior year. The three finalists were se- lected by Abilene High foot- ball captains at the Friday morning pep rally and were voted on by the student body Friday afternoon. By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer MOSCOW (AP) Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger delivered concrete proposals on limiting nuclear weapons to Soviet leader Leonid I. Brezh- nev on Friday and both sides said the "detailed considera- tion" given them was "use- ful." Brezhnev met with Kissin- ger again in the evening for another session, and both the Soviets and the Americans said the talks could lead to further limitation of strategic arms. The statement said the dis- cussions would continue in what was seen as an attempt to break a negotiating logjam GM Reports Third Quarter Earnings Plunged 94 Per Cent By JONATHAN WOLMAN DETROIT (AP) General Motors Corp. reported Friday that third quarter profits plunged 94 per cent from last year. It said an upturn in the troubled auto industry depends upon the nation's economic re- bound. Citing increasing cost pres- sures and sagging sales, GM profits for the three-month Court Asked to Stay Order On Jacobsen Prosecutors FORT, WORTH, Tex. (AP) The Justice Department Friday asked the 5th U.S. Cir- cuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans to stay a federal judge's order appointing three prosecutors to try the case of milk lobbyist Jake Jacobsen. 'U.S. Atty. Frank McCown taid the motion with the Court of Appeals was fifed late Fri- day afternoon. McCown said the Justice Department is trying to stop the order issued by U.S. Dis- trict Court Judge Robert M. HIM Wednesday appointing three special prosecutors to try Jacobsen In a misapplica- tion of funds case involving a San savings and loan tuociaUon. a i Hill issued the order after refusing to dismiss charges against Jacobsen as requested by the Justice Department The federal prosecutors sought the dismissal of the charges after Jacobsen made a deal to testify against for- mer Treasury Secretary B. Connally in Washington in return for immunity in Texai Connally has been in bribery and conspiracy charges alleging he took twto illegal contributions for a of from Jacobsen who was then a lobbyist for Asso- ciated Milk Producers Inc., a Texas based dairy coopera- tive. Connally has denied the charges. period were million, or five cents per share, down from the million, or 92 cents per share, record levels of a year ago, the firm said. Dollar sales dipped just 9 per cent, from billion to billion. The difference be- tween the sales and earnings slumps are an indication of the inflationary pressures on the world's largest manufac- turer. Profits as a per cent of sales, another indicator, were .02 per cent, down from 3.5 per cent in the July through September period last year. GM Chairman Richard C. Gerstenberg and President E.M. Estes said they expect GM's worldwide car and truck sales, off 26 per cent for the first nine months, from 6.5 million units to 4.8 million, to improve during the fourth quarter. "The degree of improve- ment not only for GM but for the industry a Whole will depend to a considerable extent on the strength'of the said the execu- tives. "To an even greater degree, Improvement depend! on con- sumer confidence, which has been so adversely affected by inflation." on a new 10-year treaty. U.S. sources described the atmosphere in the Kremlin meeting as "very friendly and very but no official word from either side on whether Kissinger is making progress toward an understanding on guidelines. With the Soviets eager to as- sess President Ford firsthand, Kissinger ho.ies there is enough incentive to achieve the "conceptual break- through" that eluded him last March in Moscow and again at Uie summer summit here with former President Richard M. Nixon. Two Airmen Die in Crash HASKELL (RNS) Two men identified as Dyess AFB personnel died Friday night in an automobile accident about 1.6 miles north of Weinert at Lake Creek Bridge, according to Haskell police. The airmen were identified asS. Sgl. Robert Luttrell, 25, and Airman William Liles, 25, both of the 463rd Field Main- enance Squadron. According to Texas Highway Patrolman James Davis of Haskell, the two men were driving north on U.S. 277 when the convertible they were in struck the bridge. Liles was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Hubert Bledsoe, while Luttrell was dead on arrival at Haskell Memorial Hospital. The mishap occurred before 9 p.m. NEWS INDEX .HA It Church Ntwi ....41 CtatHfM j, 10 him Mwtai 71 ........100 Ofl SMfti 14C tUttmmii HI IIMVIf t 99 TV 11A .HA Niwt 2, II Oil0imports in September were 9.5 per cent below the same month a year ago. Despite the fact that the na- tion has already paid more than twice as much as last year for this year's imported the volume of imports is actually down by 3.3 per cent compared to the first nine months of last year. The volume is down by 55.2 million barrels, giving the Ford administration a head start on its goal of paring one million barrels a day from current total domestic con- sumption of from 16 to 17 mil: lion barrels a day. The administration has warned that mandatory re- straints on consumption may be necessary if voluntaiy measures don't work. The Commerce Department figures showed that food im- porti were Jiff, by 13 per cent in September with (he lowest monthly imported food bill so far this year. Permian 14 Cooper 6 Anson 28 Colo. City 7 Cross Plains 20 Dublin 7 Stamford 18 Winters 14 Estacado 41 2 Abilene Odessa Baird Roton 20 12 d 28 t5 Merkel Wylie C Comanche 20 Breckenridge 14 KnoxCify Cwwtll Ballinger Coahoma 10 4 I Mom Beats Million-to-One Odds: Identical Quadruplets By JOHN IUMPKIN Associated Press Writer SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) odds were a million to one bat Sheila Hansen is the mother of identical quadru- plets. The four new daughters of the onetime polio victim "all are very said a hospital spokeswoman Friday Mrs. Hansen, 29, gave birth by normal delivery to the quadruplets within a 17-minute period shortly before midnight Thursday. She had not been undergoing any fertility medication, said a spokeswoman for Southwest Texas Methodist Hospital, who also gave the million-to-one odds for birth of identical quadruplets. Expansive Al Hansen, who already was the father of two other daughters, ages 5 and 7, said, "Seven women...Can you imagine? Some sheiks don't have that many women." Mrs. Hansen, who was up and walking at midday Fri day, was "doing said a hospital spokeswoman, who said she ate a normal break fast sitting up in bed hours after the deliveries. Mrs. Hansen's father said she had numerous operations as a child and could not walk for some time. "People who had polio as bad as Sheila had are still in he said of his daughter, who made March of Dimes appearances. Al Hansen said in an inter- view, "I am doing good. Na- ture has a way of taking care of you." Al, 30, an industrial equip- ment company vice president, said, "I'm really knowing real excitement for the first time in my life, really super excite- ment." The quadruplets, In order of arrival, were four pounds 12V; ounces in weight and 18 inches long, four pounds two ounces and Inches, four pounds 10 ounces and 1? inches and three pounds 10 ounces and mi inches. Mrs. Hansen was pregnant for eight months and one day. Al said his wife bad been fitted with a birth control de- ANTONH nurse displays mlllion-to-one chance occurrence vice arid: the couple was not planning to have a child. However, Al said of his four new daughters, "It has to be. 'It was meant to be. They're here. They've paid their dues, too. They have a right to be here. I'm really tickled with them. I think they're beauti- ful." it doesn't matter that six out of six are girls and there is no male Hansen .sybling, said Al. Although a grandfather was hoping for a Al said, "They're cuties...! really don t feel bad about it. Girls are really nice soft cuddly crea- tures, the more the merrier." How did Sheila come through it so well? "I'm really convinced hep doing her Yoga like she does was it. She really does a lot of it. Her state of mind and her physical state have never been said Al, who said his wife took up Yoga about two years ago. Al has been refurbishing their house. The project is not quite finished, so the babies will probably go first to the nearby house of a brother-in- law and a sister. "You get a little help from your friends. I know that is a trite saying but it's said Hansen, whose brother-in-law and other pals are helping with the building project after Hansen got an estimate of to from a con- tractor. What used to be a garage will be the nursury. An ex- panded area closebv will be what Hansen calls "the formu- la factory." The couple wasn't ready with four girls' names. So, the quadruplets were tagged "A, B, C, as father and moth- er dug into books for the names to match.. "We fell into the trap, you said .Hansen on the names. So the first girl is named "Allison" and the last one to be born Friday afternoon, the couple was still considering names negliurinit with "B" and T ;

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