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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1974, Abilene, Texas ACC 56 McMurry 16 Torlefon 14 Trinity 7 N. C.Stote 12 SWTS 17 fonn State 7 HPU 7 stories in Sports, Section C Baylor Texas 34 24 BYU 21 Arizona St. 18 SMU 18 Texas 14 NTSU 10 Wichita St 10 Tech 28 Oklahoma 37 Arkansas 25 TCU 0 Missouri 0 Rice 6 Georgia 17 Michigan St. 16 Alabama 30 Florida 16 Ohio State 13 LSU 0 "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94THYEAR, NO.S145 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 10, 1974 -SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Associated Prea (ff) Year: 1918; Day: Armistice Day; Feeling: Pride FERD KILLOUGH Armistice memories By ROBERT CAMPBELL Reporter-News Staff Writer Ferd Killough was 23 years old on July 16, 1917 when he answered the muster-in roll for a military company being formed in Abilene to serve in World War I. Memories of that day nearly 60 years ago 'came flooding back to Killough Friday with the approach of Armistice Day Monday, Ironically, of the few surviving members of the original 140-man Company at Oscar Rose Park Friday where the men first answered roll and trained be- fore going on to Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. Spending tiie afternoon- at- the park's recreation center for senior citizens, Killough pointed to the floor and re- called training "right on this ground." ARMISTICE BAY, Nov. 11, means "a whole lot to us" World War I veterans, Kil- lough said, "because it was our armistice." The day once set aside by the nation to commemorate the end of hostilities in the Big War is no longer a public holi- day to the disappointment of many veterans' groups. But whether the holiday is official or not, it still brings back emotion-packed memo- ries for KiUough. "I fell mighty close to those boys, really all of them I was in the service the long- time Abilene resident said. He said the men lived in park buildings and nearby structures until being sent to Camp Bowie where they meshed with the First Okla- homa Regiment into the Army's 142nd Infantry. It was at Camp Bowie that Killough contracted the spinal meningitis that almost killed him and forced him to stay> behind while his friends trooped off to France. He spent eight days uncon- scious' and three months in the camp hospital. On May 18, 1918, shortly af- ter leaving his hospital bed, he saw the training accident that Abilenians talked about for years afterward. KILLOUGH SAID Company Ij headquarters company of the 142nd, was firing a-trench mortar when the weapon ex- ploded and killed 11 men. "We -thought whoever it was must have dropped a sec- .ond; shell on top of one that hadn't gone lie said. "We never did know for sure." Placed in a development battalion and tabbed to stay at home, Killough found he couldn't bear for his friends to leave for France without him. So, in July, 1918, when Com- pany "I" was moving onto the troop train, Killough donned his uniform and got on board. "When they (the camp offi- cers) found me in that car- all ready to got some soldiers to escort me back to camp...I tell-you, I wanted to scream arid cuss and cry.." Even today; 56 years later, the old man's eyes glistened over briefly and his face turned red as he recounted the incident. "I SURE hated to hear that whistle blow and all of them there and me.going back to Camp he said. As it happened, however, Killough probably would have been killed in the fighting in France if he had gone with his company. He said all the men in his squad lost their lives in a mor- tar blast in a shell hole where" they were trying to get some rest from the vicious trench.' fighting. K-iliough relurned to Abilene Sept. 30, 1918, with troops who buried two Taylor: County1 war casualties in the: Oddfellows Cemetery. The father of eight .duldrefi, he is a livestock dealer and lives at 2765 Cedar. He said he spends most of his time at the recreation cen- ter or a restaurant near his home "just shoo tin' the breeze." And of those World War I days when young men an- swered rolls and dreamed of distant battles, he reflected, "That's all gone by." Kissinger Home Again, Confident of Results By BARRY SCIIWEID Associated Press Writer Sec- retary of State Henry A. Kis- singer arrived home Saturday, confident that his 17-nation trip has opened the way to- ward agreement with the Sovi- et Union to 'limit nuclear weapons and improved chances for peace in the Mid- dle East. Newsmen aboard Kissin- ger's jet were told that the first four days in Moscow may have been the most productive part of the jour- ney. Chances for a treaty by the time Soviet Leader Leonid I. Brezhnev and President Ford hold their summit meet-, ing in Washington next sum- mer were said to be at least 50-50. Kissinger will report Sunday to the President at Camp Dav- id, Md. He will spend much of this week planning this month's trip by him arid Ford to Japan, South Korea and Vladivostok, the Soviet Union's main eastern port. Ford and Brezhnev; will meet at Vladivostok on Nov. 23-24, when they are expected to settle on guidelines for ne- gotiations in Geneva to pro- duce a 10-year arms limitation treaty. The current pact ex- pires in 1977. Although there has been no official announcement, Kissin- ger may go from Vladivostok to China under the current policy of keeping Peking lead- ers informed on major U.S.- Soviet decisions. He last visit-. ed the Chinese capital a year ago. After Kissiner left Moscow for the Indian subcontinent, Europe and back to the Mid- dle East, the Soviets began a propaganda campaign in favor of renewed Middle East peace talks in Geneva and forcing a decision on the Palestinian is- sue. U.S. officials saw this as a new obstructionist tactic to upset Kissinger's strategy of postponing the Geneva talks and shelving the Palestinian issue in favor of an Israeli- Arab settlement in stages: Despite the Soviet moves, the Arabs and Israelis report- edly gave Kissinger a go-a- head to continue with his strategy. There were no visl- We results, but American offi- cials said none had been ex- pected. They seemed pleased in what Kissinger reportedly saw as a change in the Israelis' attitude toward the endorse- ment by Arab leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organiza- tion as the spokesman for Pa- lestinians in the Jordanian West Bank; Calm has overtak- en the Israelis' first "pan- icky" reaction, the officials said, and a diplomatic im- passe was averted. The American secretary of state added the Middle East to his itinerary at the request of See KISSINGER, Col. I Back page this section Haskell Doctor Gets Keeter Award Keeter Award Dr. Frank Cadenhead, right, Haskell County physi- cian, Saturday was presented the annual Keeter Award, a citation which is given to a Hardin-Simmons alumus who has performed distinguished service to his alma mater. James Cassle, left, Abilene businessman, made the presentation during H-SU Homecoming-Parents Daj'. (Hardin-Simmons University Photo) Dr. Frank Cadenhead, prominent Haskell County physician, Saturday morning was' presented the Keeter Award, one 'of the highest hon- ors Hardin-Simmons Universi- ty bestows annually alumnus. 'presentation: made during the 'Homecoming-Par-' ents Day assembly program by James Cassle, Abilene businessman who received the honor last citation was read by Clyde 'Child- ers, H-SU's vice president for development. THE KEETER Award was endowed in 1943 by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Keeter of Throckmorton in memory of a son, John J. Jr. and is award- ed each year to an alumnus who has performed distin- guished service to his alma mater. Dr. Cadenhead was rotated off the H-SU Board of Trus- tees Friday after serving since 1965. He graduated'from H-SU with honors in May, 1942, at the age of 18. He had enrolled as a pre-med student after graduating as high boy in his class at Weineit High School at the age of 151 He became a medical doctor at the age of 21 after graduat- ing from ysridertiilt Universi- ty Medical'SchopVin 1345. He until 1947, when he was dis- charged because of the 'ter- minal illness of his and was recalled to active duty in 1953 during the Korean War. decided that would become a family physl? dan, and established his prac- tice in Haskell in 1947. In 1972 he received a special award in New York City for 25 years irf membership in the American Academy of Family Physi- cians. Dr. Cadenhead was a mem- ber of the Taylor-Jones Coun- ty Medical Society until he' helped organize the Haskell- Medical Society' which he has served as presi- dent. He also has been a member and president of. the Haskell School Board and a member and president of the See KEETER, Col. 8 Back page this section Inside Today Serpico Remembers Frank Serpico, whose fight against New York City police payoffs became a best selling book and movie, reflects on his past and the difference between American and European cops. Pg. 13A. Abilene Events Calendar 4K 1-4B Austin Notebook 4A WorM 4A Books 4B Bridge................ ISA Classified 10-16C Crossword Puzzle ISA Editorial! 4A Farm Neva 25A Heaitlirw 26 A Horoscope............-.. 24A Hospital ISA tumble Puzilt ISA Market! 7-9C Ckituariet 6, 12A Oil 24A Recordings L 28 Setting the Scene Speiti 1-7, UC Texas 22A Thh Week Texas 22A T. Good Health 21A TY Tob M6B Worrwn'i Newt M4D bencn marks Muddy playing conditions managed to "bench" the shoes of several McMurry foot- ball players Saturday as they tried to escape the sideline muck. The Indians man- aged to survive the rain, cold and mud to take a 16-7 victory over Trinity. See Pg. 2C. (Staff Photo by John Best) United Way Countdown Days Left Goal: Raittd le dow: Freezing Expected Freezing temperatures will hit the Big Country Sunday as the skies begin clearing after a week of rain and drizzle. Forecasters for the National Weather Service in their fore- cast for the next two.days called for decreasing cloudi- ness with a.slight chance of showers Sunday. The probabil- ity of rain is 20 per cent Sun- day. WHERE IT RAINED ABILENE Municipal Airport Total for Year Normal for Year BALLINGER BHECKENR1DGE BROWNWOOD COAIIOMA COLEMAN COLORADO CITY .10 18 DE LEON .22 DUBLIN .18 GOLDTHWAITE .25 11.13 pAINT ROCK 25 RANGER .20 .12 KOTAN .20 .45 SEYMOUR Tr. SNYDER .10 TUSCOLA 15 Spunky Scouts Scamper About Despite Elements at Camp-0-Ree By PHIL SHOOK Reporter-News Staff Writer To a raw, rainy Saturday afternoon at the foot of a sce- nic hillside dotted with color- ful oak and juniper trees add .344 enthusiastic and resource- ful Boy Scouts and you have the ingredients for a success- ful Camp-0-Ree. Such was the case Saturday at the 1974 Chisholm-Trail Council Camp-0-Ree held at .Camp Barkeley. The scouts arrived Friday afternoon and set up camp at the event co-hosted by the Chisholm-Trail Council and the lllth Engineer Battalion of the National Guard which trains at Camp Barkeley. After a 1 p.m. assembly Sat- urday the scouts got down to serious business donning par- kas, ponchos and ski caps to demonstrate their skills at such events as compass read- ing, fire building with flint and steel, first aid application and flag lore. JIMMY PARTIN HI, the camp chief for the council, welcomed the 19 scout troops just before the competition be- gan and asked the participants if they were having a good time as they stood bundled up in the rain. Reacting to the question with a resounding the youths proved they were just being boys as they immediate- ly ignored the rain and muddy conditions and lost themselves in the spirited competition. Thomas Cornelia, 13, with SCOUTS, I Back page Ikls section All scouted out David Rogers of Abilene troop 79 proves that even- Boy Scouts get worn out after a day of competitive scoutcraft events at the 1974 Chisholm-Trail Coun- cil Camp-0-Ree held at Camp Barkeley Friday through Sunday. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing)
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