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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - December 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MTH YEAR, NOi: 187 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, PAGES IN Price 15 Cents Associated By ELLJE RUCKER 20-Cenfr Difference In Oil Questioned Q. Ipald Si cents for of oU at a gas station while another guy I know got the same oil for 15 cents. This isn'l-the first lime It's happened and it's not just one particular station. I'm wondering if there Is one price tor regular customers, another for those 'of us just drop la? A..If-this is a common practice, no one. Would admit it. And since you don't want to "name ye have no idea which you are scciismg. We asked Joe Wplayer, the president of Big Country Service Station Assn. about It..If it's the same .oil, sanie grade and you're both doing, the same thing with it, you should talk this over with the station owner. ,la'ver said, ttiough, .that stations some- times charge one-price for "self-service oil" where you buy it, lake if home and put it in the crankcase yourself, and an- other price if the 'station attendant puts it in. Q.How would I get an ink stall- from an oak desk lop? It's been there a good while. "A! A'good sanding dawn with a belt sandcr, a finishing off with a hand sander or orbital sander will get rid the stain and also part of the wood. So this works only if the oak is thick and solid. Oak veneer? Forget it, nothing will vprk.'Thin Oak is a hard it'-has The ink "goes pores, penetrates the fibers oflhe ivood itself and nothing will "pull" iL out, Hogue, who lias restored many an antique wood piece. is.-thc one thing thai is'nearest In an jitter' impossibility that I Bays HogUe, lie doesn't give up easily. Q. Six mtnlns ago my husband and I leased a 'house for a year; with the Mmderstandlug that teak would be repaired. The landlady has sent several repairmen out but when they aMtker Me 'appears. It has gotten so.bad'we haven't slept In boose for.two weeks. When company visits, they immediately no- lice.I he'gas smell. WeVe found anollicr-nou.se. We plan to move the 15th of the month. V- paid our Tent on. (he: first for a full month. Do we have Ihe right to ask for a refund on Ihe weeks we won't be living ihcrc? j A. H never hurts to ask but whether you get it may depend on your lease contract. Host require 30 days notice and you said your agreement about-repairing the gas leaks was verbal hot written; First notify the landlady you're moving. If she refuses a partial refund and you can prove the bouse is unsafe you may be able lo recover sonic rent anyway. Contact Ihe Better Business Bureau at 577-8071. The bureau is expecting your call, can lie of help. Q. What's tbe background music on the Triticale commercial? It bugs me. Tbe name's on the lip of my tongue but il slays A. Funny how little things like that can drive one up the wall. You're hearing, "The Big Country." Q. If you live together as man and wife nut are no! legally married, can you be considered legally married af- ler living'together Ihrec. years and having children? take Ihrce years and chil- dren aren'.t required to qualify for a com- mon-law marriage. There's no time limit. It's true, all you have to do is hold "yourself out to the public as man and wife, the two of you agree to be" married, co-habit. You have the same rjgiils and benefits as a wife or husband in any marriage. As for ?5 you can get a declara- tion of informal mam age at the county clerk's office in the courthouse. This reg- isters your common-law marriage with the county and might be helpful in legal situations. H's not a requirement Ihough. Address questions are'.'expected because of clear to partly cloudy, skies and the return' of a southerly air flow. The-.light winds are expected" ib increase Tues- day, giving rise lo higher lemperatures, perhaps into Ihe mid-5Qs. PS, Box 30, Abilene, Tex.( 79604. Lalest contributions include: Total To dale GOAL SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS Joint Space Launch Is 'Rehearsed' MOSCOW (At1) The Sovi- et Union today: launched a manned Soyuz, spacecraft in a dress rehearsal for the joint Soviet-American space mis- sion next year. Two Veteran cosmonauts who have been picked as the backup crew for the July 1975 joint venture were aboard So- Tass 'reported that pi- lot Aimloly Filipchcnko and night, engineer Nikolai Hukav- ishnikov were in good health and "Have begiin lo cjiny oul their-flight program." Rukavishnikov told tlie news lillqlf thai- the "of .will -'be io lest the docking gear and olhci- equipment that will be -used lo link up with the American Apollo craft. "In short, we are going to to a-cerlain extent, all Ihe operations which are to be carried out in July Tass quoted the pilot as say- ing. The announcement did nol say whether the Soyuz 16 crew would-.try torlihk up with the orbiting Salyut 3 space labora- tory. The last manned mis- sion, Soyuz 15, failed .to dock with the orbiting station last August and Hie mission was cut short. Filipchenko told Tass that Soyuz 16 will follow an orbit identical lo the one Soviet cos- monauts Alc.xei Leonov and Kubasov will trace during the actual joint mis- sion. A Western expert holed that this orbit is considerably dif- fcrcnl from tlie Salyul's, indi- cating thai no linkup was planned. Filipchenko said the crew will attempt a link-up and separation with an "imitating ring." He did nol elaborate, but the Western expert said the Soyuz crew may be carry- ing a copy of Ihe American docking unil and "will shool it ahead five or 10 yards and (hen try to dock wilh it." Filipchenko told Tass the mission was to last "several days." Methane Vapors Kill 6 Repairmen Ford Pick Brings DAR Call By JOHN who certainly could Associated Press DAH thinks it served wilh distinction in WASHINGTON (AP) -President Ford has chosen Ihe revolution having been wf-.ged against Mrs. Jones wrote the commitlee. British-born woman for a Mrs. Lynch's British said the committee .job in arranging the. U.S. should, not let Mrs. Lynch's centennial and 16 members are slip. -through in of the that a woman fashion without a hear- Revolution, that is a call birth" should 'be. to .the position, public hearjng now has The DAR has filed a Henry Stewcrt been scheduled for. Wednes- with Ihe Senate general of the with Sen. Roman, L. Committee over the R-Neb., chairman of a of Mrs. Marjorie W- Lynch is an affront to on holidays and deputy administrator of native American expected lo pre; American Revolution1 among whom there Six men were killed almost instantly Sunday night as they worked to repair a pipeb'ne in sciitheast Abilene. The men died in a pit local- ed about a mile south of Loop 322 just off Maple St. in an area ol oil storage tanks. The dead were identified as T.P. liains and Robert Ited- man, both of Sweetwaler, Don- White and Stanley Holdernian, both of Roscce, Robert Arel- lano of Colorado City, and Cody Cox of Eastland. Firemen who arrived at the scene said that a blue-gray. haze filled the pit, obscuring'- the botlom. Hhey said the' if' degree temperature and low humidity kepi the., gas con- tained in low areas. Gecrge-Anderson, a ganger for the Gulf Refining Co. and local manager for the repair operation, said he was notified of.-the. accident about p.m. by R.D. Penny, the only member ot Ihe seven-man re- pair crew to survive Ihe gas Obituaries, Gas Story, Pg. 2A attack. "HE RADIOED me and said someone out Iherc had been Anderson said. "He later said that one man slump e d, then Ihey all dropped in a matter cl sec- onds." The Midland-to-Port Arlhiir pipeline is owned by the West Texas Gulf Pipeline Co., a consortium of five oil'firms. The Gulf Refining Co., one of the pipeline's owners, main- tains Ihe line. Anderson said Ihe lino has a capacity of about bar- rels of crude petroleum per day. He said tha line was ed 'off following'Ihe accident al the Colorado Cily pump sta- lion and al a local valve. The melhane gas, Anderson said, came from crude oil lhat was spraying from a leak in the pipe. He said the leak was probably a rust oul, and wasn't caused by Ihe crew working on the line. FIVK BODIES were re- covered from the six-fool deep hole soon after liremen ar- rived, but officials (cared a fire or explosion from the seeping gas, and the sixlh body was recovered about an hour laler. NEWS INDEX Amusements 7B Bridge