Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - April 12, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93KD YEAR, NO. 290 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 12, PAGES IN SECTIONS Associated Press (IP) By BLUE RUCKER Top Soil Great, But Not in Street Do Me slill Iiiivc street cleaners? fl'c sure need imc out on ACC Hill. When it ruins, il all runs right down into the corner of (Jill ami Scolt Place. It's great toil soil, I'll him. to-admit, I've trucked out tlicrc nilli my trusty shovel, scooped il up for my garden.bill I don't need, quite as much as whnl's been granted me. A. We've asked Hie Public Works Depl. to have a look. II will probably lake more than a street sweeper to clear away (he sill. Q. In the song, "Marvelous uhal was (he A. ll's whatever yuu want it to be. It's kind of a nonsense song about a boy whose father gave him a toy wlien he was a child. When the little boy grew up, he gave the toy to his own son and "it goes bump when it moves, pop when it slops and bnirr when it stands still. I never knew just iwhat it was and I guess I never will." Apparently you're supposed to use. your im- agination that's the point ol the song. Q. IVIicrc could our youlh club sell old newspapers and glass jars or bottles for :i money-raising project? I hoard Iherc was a sign company in Hrowmvaoit Hull buys glass I don'l know Ilic name a! the company. I'd like the name of a local company, though, it thevc is one. A. Abilene Waste Paper and Rag Compa- ny ul 517 N. 4lh is currently paying SI PIT pounds for newspapers. Dctler check with lhal company before you start colH'd- In Unit out exactly wlttl sort of papers they'll accept. one in Abilene Is accepting glass for recycling right now. You're- probably think- ing of Potter's Industries. Inc., in Brown- wood which uses recycled glass to make relleclive beads used in paint lor striping highways and highway signs. The company doesn't act as a collection point for glass anymore. Much of Hie glass turned in the wrong color, wrong type and dirly be- sides, thus Hie company couldn't use 11. Q.-Could'you find Arlslolle Onassls' address? Ids business address if possi- ble. A Two addresses arc listed in Who's IOCS Alevcav Avc., liuenos Aires, Avgen- tina, and in care of Olympic Maritime S.A., 17 Avenue de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco.' Q. 1 know that if I (eel a Hcallor has misled or taken advantage of me, I can contact the Hoard of Ileallors, but is (here someplace I can report an insur- ance man who misrepresents coverage? A. Yes. The State Board of Insurance in Austin takes a dim view of such doings. Address your complaint lo 1110 SJn Jacinto a man'will be sent out to investigate. Address questions to Aclion Line, Box 30. Abilene, 'i'cxas 79GIH. Names will not be used hul .questions must lie signctl and addresses given. IMeasc Include Icl- cphone numbers if possible. 2nd American Said Seized in Argentina Heavier Than a Fullback Bruce Bennett, a junior at Abilene Christian College and a linebacker o[ (he 1973 ACC National Championship football team, took on a steer in the opening day of the 10th Annual ACC Eocleo Thursday night and both Bennett and the sfecr turn- ed a complete flip after the struggle. (Photo by CarLer Hounsel) Calls for Revenge Interrupt Funeral for 18 Israelis IJy MAHCUS KLA1SON Associated Press Writer QIRYAT SIIMOKAH, Israel 18 Israeli victims of HID Arab terrorist massacre ,il Riryal Shmonah were bur- ied today in an emotional and unruly funeral interrupted by angry cries for revenge against the Arabs. Minister of Police Shlomo Hiller warned neighboring 1.0- iranon ol possible retaliation if the Arab guerrillas operating in southern Lebanon were not removed. II iiI I In- splinter Palestinian guerrilla group which claimed responsibility for Thursday's raid promised "more revolu- tionary suicide missions" .in Israel, and insisted on the right of Ihe guerrillas to cross -Ihe Lebanese or any Arab bor- der to strike in Israel. At Ihe same time, it denied the three terrorists who staged the at- tack infiltrated from Lebanon Finances Could Find Deep Water As o result of recent federal legislation, umvory homeowners here could find themselves in debt os well as in deep water if their homes are damaged by flood waters. Pp. IB. 9C 9D 8A 7C 4A 7B 63 9H 1-5C IOC 10B TV Log 58 Women's News 5.-3B Amusements Business Mirror Bridge............... Comics............. Edilunals Hospital Palicnls...... Obiluorfcs Sporls To Your GoaJ Hcolth Travel and said they had been in Is- rael for some lime prior lo the attack. "Thursday's operation was just the beginning of a new campaign of revolutionary vio- lence, revolnlionary suicide atlacks in Israel Tills cam- paign is aimed at blocking an Arab-Israeli peace settle- a spokesman tor tlie popular for the Libera- tion of PalMline-Gcneral Com- mand told a news conference in Beirut. The three Arabs slipped qui- etly inlo Qiryat Shmonah ear- ly 'Thursday and opened up with automatic weapons and a bazooka at Israeli civilians. Eight children, five woman and live men died in Ihe hail of gunfire. The three Arab ter- rorists also were killed. An csliinalcd throng of mourners flocked to Ihc town cemetery on a grassy knoll under ttie rim of a high mountain. Hillel lold the townspeople: "I want lo address Hie- terror- ists and say that our hand will reach them wherever they arc.-We will not lay down our swords until everyone is brought lo justice. "And you, the government of Lebanon, your blood will be on your head if you don't clean out Ihe nest of terrorists on your soil Beware, we liave warned you." Ilillel was repeatedly drowned out by catcalls from the mourners angry over what they charged was Ibe lack of security and hospital facilities. "Where were the police yes- Many cried. "We want security." The chief military chaplain, Maj. Gen. Mordechai Pirou, was forced to speed up his prayer for the dead as lie slood beside the coffins draped in the national colors of blue and while. "Re vcn chanted Ihe crowd. "We want the death penalty." Women sobbed and screamed and many gavfi the shrill Arabic cries reserved both for occasions of sorrow and joy. Most of the Qiryal Slimonali's population of are Jews who immigrated here from North Africa. At one point, a man grabbed the microphone and shoi'lcd: "Any Arab who comes into Qiryat Shmonah had better watch out." Several Hundred mourners broke through a security cor- don when a policeman guard- ing the area was overcome by cinolion and slood by helpless- Iv, lears streaming down his face. Piron called the Arab attack "insane bestiality" and said that "just as in Ihc Vom Kippur war, the Arab armies could not defeat us So we swear these gangs will not frighten us, demoralize us, uproot us or delroy us." CORDOIiA, Argentina (AP) Police said Ihc chief of the United Slates Information service in Cordoba kid- naped loday in a violent inci- dent. They identified him as Alfred Lauu. There was no im- mediate confirmation from the U.S. Embassy. A spokesman for Ihe police precinct in suburban Unquillo, about five miles from here, said about nine unidcnlilicil persons, including a woman, kidnaped'Laim from his. home. The Slale Department's Rio- graphic Register lisls an Alfred Laun III as 3S, and says he is from Wisconsin. A m e v i c a n oilman Victor. Saiuuelson is slill held Ar- gentine guerrillas dcspile. the payment of a record mil- lion for his release. Sainuel- san, 36, of Cleveland, Ohio, manager of an Esso refinery norlh of Buenos Aires, was kidnaped four months ago. Police said the kidnapers ar- rived at Laun's home in Iwo cars. They said they entered Laun's residence and immedi- ately subdued him. Laun ap- parently resisted and accord- ing to police was injured. A police official, without jiving furlhei' details, said Laun had a "powerful radio transmitter in his residence." The American Itobassy in Buenos Aires said it only had radio reporls about the kid- naping ami could, not give more details about Luan or his family. II is known lhat most Amer- ican Embassy and consular officials arc hooked together by a network of radio trans- mission facilities precisely for use in case of kidnapings or other serious incidents. The U.S. government has about 2CO Americans working in various projects through its embassy in Buenos Aires but Ihcro are few located iu the interior of Ihc country. Cordoba, a hotbed of Mlisl violence since 1969, is about 450 miles northwest of Uucnos Aires. Kissinger Sees No 1974 SALT Treaty Agreement WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nalional Service Mop, Pg. B-D) ABM. CUE AND VICFNITY f4Q radrus) Fair today and lonrgfil, partly cloudy and a lilllc- cooler Saturday. Wcs1 lo norlrnvesl winds la To 15 mph, becoming nnhl c-iislcrly winds Saturday. Hlpfi IcJOV neflr EO, low lamghl near 50 and Ihe high In the upper 7Ci. Hiah and low lor It hours ending 9 a.m.: 75 ond 50. High end low same daft last year: H and J3. Sunset lost niglil: sunrise today: sunscl lanlghl: Hy KHNNETH .1. I'llKHI) Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON' (AP) Sec- retary of Slate Henry A. Kis- singer said today there "would not be a pennauenl agreement, this year" oil mi- cleai- strategic arms limila- lions v.'ilh the Soviet Union. In brief session with re- porters, the seci'elary said il ivas nucerlain the United Stales and the Soviet Union could chievc a partial agreement in strategic arms limitation talks. This was the strongest pub- lic statement by any adminis- tration figure casting doubt on the likelihood of a SALT Ircaty limiting offensive nucle- ar weapons systems bv the end of 1974. President Nixon last month said he expected to reach a SALT II agreement with .Mos- cow this year, Kissinger made his slale- inenf following a lira-hour breakfast at the Stale Depart- ment with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy. Ac- cording lo the Egyptian lead- er, their discussion centered on the Middle East, parlicii- larly the efforts lo reach a military disengagement be- tween 'Syrian and Israeli Iroops iii the Golan Heights area. The cjiiesliou of SALT Is a central issue in laler meetings today between Kissinger, Pre- sident Nixon and Soviet For- eign Minis-Id- Andrei Gromy- ko. The .secretary said prior to Jirst session with GroiYiyko that they were likely, to discuss all the issues to ciinie up .during Presiuenl Nixon's expected .lime visit to Moscow, lie indicated SALT and the Middle East would be included. The Kissinger statement on Ibe lack of prospects for a permanent SALT treaty tliis year follows Ihc trend set by statements from very high Slate Department rfficials during and immediately fol- lowing the secretary's trip to the Soviel Union late last. month, Tliose officials said Ihe al- leinijl lo define Ihc issues in order lo negotiate a perma- nent selllcincnt had fallen short. Steel Workers, Industry Reportedly in Agreement WASHINGTON (AP) The United Sleel workers reached tentative agreement on a new contract for workers loday and took it io a committee of local officials for final approval, informed sources said. The pact reportedly pro- vides for wage increases loiai- ing more than 60 cents an hour over the next three years in addition lo a hefty package of fringe benefits. Steelworkei-s President I. W. Abel and H. Heath Larry, chief negotiator for the 10 ma- jor steel companies, bargained through Ibe night, breaking only for coffee and a brief nap, to iron nut the final con- Iract language. The union 's G50-mcmber basic Sleel Industry Confer- ence, representing some 800 locals, was called inlo session al the Shoreham The conference, which must rality any proposed contract, was scheduled lo meet Thursday night bill al the last minule Ihe meeting was postponed un- til today. Sources said the stce! agree- ment generally followed scllle- nicnts-earlier this year in the aluminum and can industries. Bolh of I hose contracts provid- ed wage increases of 2S ccnis Ilio, lirsl year, 16 cents the sec- ond and 17 ccnls the third. S'leelworkers rcporlcdly also won major improvements in Ihcir pension plan, which sources said will now permit full retirement al age 62 in- stead of 05. Slcelworkcrs currently aver- age about an hour. A formal announcement of Ihc pact was expected follow- ing the meeting of USW con- ference officials. Welfare 'Wealthy' May Meet Guidelines Slafl Photo bv Don Riakley RUSSKLI, SOUOERS CHECKS OUT CUSTOMKU load sUiujps used as money in stores JOE DACY II Iteiiorler-iVcws Slaff Writer The "wealthy" welfare recipient may be only meeting Federal guide- lines for the Taylor County Food "Stamp Program. One of the reasons why a food slamp recipient may be seen driving away with his groceries in an expen- sive" car is that food stamp investi- gators are required to ignore one car, one house on one lot, ot any value, in their determination of an applicant's assets. Local food stamp supervisor Linda Kclley shed more light on the prob- lem when she pointed out that cer- tain persons, especially the elderly, may aulhorize others to purchase the stamps or food for Uiem. M'SS KF.U.EV slid lhat as many as 10 per cent of food stamp partici- pants in the county may have other persons involved in transporting stamps ov food. A Iliird, less frequent possibility, she added, is the case of the worker who lias recently lost a good job and is lefl with his previous possessions lillle money. Finally, Miss Kellcy said Ihe local food stamp investigators are only re- quired lo verify an! applicant's in- come, and that they conduct a Ihor- ongh investigation only if the appli- cant himself creates some suspicion in Ihe mind of the case worker. THESE WORKERS, she said, arc trained in a three-week course to spot discrepancies in application (jueslions, inconsistencies in person- al interviews. A second safeguard, she said, lies wilh random checks made by Ihc quality control section of the Slale Welfare Depl., docs conduct thorough probes on a spot basis, similar lo Internal licvcuuc Service audits of lax returns. In fact, the food stamp program contains several similarities to the JRS. Applicants arc screened according to their lolal such as savings accounts, checking ac- counts, income, and other proper- ties. Thomas L. Cragen, director of the Slale Fnod Stamp Program in Aus- tin, explained lhat an eligible per- son's lolal resources may not ex- ceed For the elderly, those over C5, (he figure is "Then we have to determine the not Cragen said. 'f his net income is figured almost like an income lax return with cer- tain deductions for medical, educa- tional and tax cxpcndilurcs, day care fees, and other expenses, he silid. "What is left is the amount wilh which the client would presumably pay for his Cragen said. TUB CLIENT, however, must pay a certain amount for his stamps, depending on the amount of his net income and Ihc number of persons iri his household. Cragen said households were certified to receive food stamps as of March 1, 197-1, involving about persons. A family of four, for example, with a net income between lo would pay for in food stamps. The stamps, which must be pur- chased in person at tlic post office, arc then used "just like Cragen said, to purchase all kinds of food, excluding alcoholic beverages, paper products or utensils. In Ihc previous example, Hie in free food is called a Cragen explained. THIi AVKRACK lolal amount dis- tributed is S77.99 per month per household. Of Ih'is, an average of is in bonus stamps, Cragen said. Taylor County figures for IIic most recent month available, November, 1973, show that the total value of stamps distributed was wilh 5G-U83 as a bonus. Statewide, the November. ID71, figures involved households and persons al a cost of SI5.5 million in free stamps, S2-I million over all. On a yearly basis, Cragen said Ihe lolal output would be more lhan million, about two-thirds of that in bonus stamps. IN TAYLOR County, Miss Kclley said IICT office may sec as many as 60 persons a day, averaging about 25. There arc four pennanent work- ers on the staff and two temporary employes, she said. Miss Kelley said the recommend- ed work load is one client per hour per worker. There is a two-week wailing list for new applicants. lUore lhan half of the clients, she pointed onl, arc elderly persons. 'Eighty per cent ol them are nn so- cial security. Because of Ibis, and Ihc recent seven per cent increase in social security bencfils, more than 1350 cases have lo be re-evalualed soon, Miss Kcllcy said, Miss Kelley said she has received Ihree calls recently about abuses of the system, but these turned out lo be invalid, she said. One other alleged abuse which lias surfaced recently is that college stu- dents have applied for food stamps, allhough they arc fully supported by their parents. Miss Kcllcy, one of Iwo supervi- sors serving a M-county area, said income from parents must be count- ed as an asscl. She added that "quite a few" sln- dcnts from all three Abilene col- leges, participate in the food stamp program. AGAI.V. Till; investigalors musl rely, basically, on Ihe applicant lo provide accurate information. De- pending on how- much money a cli- ent steals from the program, he could be charged willi a misdemean- or or felony, she said. Additionally, all unemployed par- ticipanls between Ihc ages of 18 and 65 must apply for work wilh Hie Texas Employment Commission, she said. know we get taken some- she said, "ttut 1 feel people arc basically honest. We agree wilh Ihe system."