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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 14, 1974, Abilene, Texas ’N' Coming... ...in Sunday's Reporter-News Girl at AHS takes up trade . . .electricity An Abilene High junior is the only girl in an electrical trades class. . .and she has a job assured when she gets out of school. By Marsha Cawthon in the women's section. rn#** Band raising money for Europe tour The Hamlin Stage Band has been invited to tour six European countries, and the fund raising projects include one involving Santa. By Loretta Fulton, state editor. 'The Bridge' is youthful, but still growing The Bridge, a job placement service and community center, is only-18 months old, but it has experienced a steady growth. By Jim Conley.©ie Abilene Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron94TH YEAR, NO. 178 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SATURDAY MORNING, DEC. 14, 1974-FIFTY-TWO PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS Price 15 Cent? Associated Prats (ZP) Parents Jump on Bandwagon To Make Choir Trip Possible Bv MARSHA CAWTHON Reporter-News Youth Editor For a junior high school to raise $9,000 takes parent participation. And the parents have jumped right in to help the Lincoln Junior High Boys Choir make an important trip. Students, parents and faculty at Lincoln have worked since an invitation was receded from the National American Choral Director’s Convention at St. Louis, Mo., in September. BUT IT’S A long haul and the school is about $5,000 short of the goal. To help in the money-raising effort, the parents joined together and formed a steeling committee. Co-chairman are Bob Douglas and Ray Mc-Glothlin. McGlothlin has been working to obtain contributions from local businesses and individuals interested in helping the choir make the trip. So far, $818.60 in personal dona tions and $715 from company donations has come in, he said. “Basically we have asked a number of business leaders in town if they would join the parent group to help support the trip,” McGlothlin said. ‘‘This is a community effort and something the community should be aware of, proud of and participate in because of See PARENTS. Col. 2 Back page this section Senate Passes Major Trade Bill WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate passed Friday night a far • reaching international trade bill with a historic provision designed to ensure emigration of minorities from Communist countries. The vote sent the bill to conference with the House, which passed a similar measure a year ago. Earlier in the day, on an 88-0 vote, senators added to the bill a compromise amendment prohibiting U.S. trade concessions or credits for any Communist nation that does not lower emigration barriers. For the past year, most attention has been focused on the emigration provision, but the bill itself grants the Pres-dent broad authority to seek agreements with other nations leading to a freer system of world trade. The measure aims to ensure that U.S. farmers and manufacturers are given a .fair break in access to world markets. The trade bill was assigned top-priority status by former President Richard M. Nixon and by President Ford. The nation’s trading partners have been delaying international trade negotiations for a year because the United States had no authority to make agreements. The emigration compromise, as finally approved, allows waiver of the prohibition for the next 18 months while the Communist countries show their good intentions on allowing free emigration. In return. U.S. trade concessions would be provided during that period, but could be revoked by Congress later if emigration barriers were reimposed. Under the compromise, the prohibition would be waived for the next 18 months while the Communist countries show their good faith by allowing free emigration. In return, U.S. trade concessions would be provided during that period, but could then be revoked by Congress if emigiation barriers were reimposed. The emigration arrangement is aimed specifically at aiding Russian Jews but applies equally to any minority or ethnic group in any Communist nation. The agreement was hailed as a milestone in international relations because it was worked out during negotia- See TRADE, Col. 2 Back page this section ' y ’. ' N. . ’* >’A ’’ > ' , A: JNB rn, JSC* '<& VitA ; I WM WM¥ ; . -I V* <    ? > 1 • V.f , ' “ v' % t ; j XyfMm A ’ I . * w • -* .AV -i    ,    I    , ; * '4' *1 l    ii. "■:    % * v    A    j    , - • "    . ’ He's 'seeing' Santa Young Erie Dankworth, although blind, “nose” Santa when he meets him. Erie, the 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbie Dankworth of 2126 Glendale, was among two dozen youngsters from the Children’s Development Center entertained Friday at the 14th annual Moose Lodge Christmas Party. The center, operated out of West Texas Rehabilitation Center, trains mentally retarded pre-schoolers. Santa's stand-in at the party was Gene Bourbon, husband of the center's director. (Staff Photo by Don Blakley)    _ __ Inside Today Energy Brainstorm Planned resident Ford's enerqy advisers meet Saturday at Camp David to recommend policies affecting the nation's fuel supplies. Pg 7E. resident Ford and French President Giscard d'Est* amg will discuss rivalries over their airline industries and the international energy crisis at their meeting this weekend in Martinique. Pq. 3A. AmuMminti ...... 9F Aitro-qroph ....... 8D Bridqc ............ 3C Church Newt...... 4, SC Classified......... 3-8F Comics........... 6. 7D Editorials ......... ...... 4A Form ............ A. SD Heartlina......... 8D Markets .......... 6 7E Obituaries ........ 6C, 2F Oil 8 OC Sports .... 1-5E Today in History . . . 8E TV Loa 9F TV Scout 9F Women's News..... 2, 3B Deadline New for Letters From Needy Egyptians Set Up T ough Peace T er ms ^SOaATED PRESS ptian foreign minie-t tough new terms r a Middle East lement, demanding eze” its population [ration for the next y- Minister Ismail so said Israel must compensate the [tries for past “Is-Lssions” and the Pater “material and lages” over the last peace settlement Is-freeze its present and pledge not to the number of its s for the next 50 Analysis, Pg. 5A years,” Fahmy said in a statement distributed by the official Middle East News Agency in Cairo. An Egyptian Foreign Ministry official later said Fahmy was actually calling for “a limit in the rate of immigration” and that he was not implying that a freeze be placed on the the natural birth rate within Israel. The Israeli government had no immediate official comment on the Egyptian deni a n d s. But knowlegeable See EGYPTIAN, Col. 4 Rack page this section The midnight Satuday deadline approaches for letters to Goodfellows from needy persons seeking help for Christmas, while the total contributions are still about $6,500 short of this year’s goal. The mail Friday brought $1,028 in contributions, making the total so far $11,695.09. The goal is $18,250. Meanwhile, volunteer workers were busy preparing for the Monday opening of the Goodfellows’ Toy Store, 166 Pine downtown. Others will spend the weekend waiting scrip, or coupons, redeemable by eligible families and individuals for food, clothing and toys. Mrs. L E. Sumner and Mrs. Marshall Turnbull, co-chairmen of the Goodfellows distribution effort, reminded applicants for help that letters will be accepted if postmarked by midnight Saturday. There is no deadline for contrbutions, however. Mail should be addressed to Goodfellows, Box 30, Abilene, Tex. 79604. Applications also can be turned in at The Reporter-News. Latest contributions include: Anonymous    25.00 Radioear of Abilene, Tom and Lynda Copeland    10.00 Anonymous    3.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Mrs. Grace Barlow 5.00 Lt. Col. and Mrs. Gene F. Williams    25 OO Mr. and Mrs. Sam J. Babington    25.00 Abilene Newcomers Club    25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Randall C. Jackson    25.00 In memory of D. E. Crum and C. E. Montgomery by Mr. and Mrs. Davis O. Nunn    20.00 Mr. and Mrs. William T. Long    50.00 In lieu of Christmas cards from Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Petree    10.00 John, Nancy, Lynn and Bob Beckham    50.00 Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Stell    10.00 Anonymous    10.00 In memory of Grace Ponder. Katherine Wilcox and Marion McCullough by Key City Business and Professional Women’s Club    25.00 Fannie Mae and Elizabeth Barnes    10.00 Anonymous    10.00 Anonymous    5.00 Mrs. E. J. Grisham Arthur    10.00 In memory of Hoyt L. Barnes by Ted and Bessie Shelton    10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Beeman 10.00 Mrs. Richard Maxwell 10.00 In memory of Mrs. Ethel L. Rowe    15.00 In memory of Mrs. Robert J. (Lula) Jones    10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Ruby Compere    10.00 Mr. and Mrs. James G. Hines    12.00 Minnie and Earl Craig, Sweetwater    5.00 Simmons T. Callaway, Anson    8.00 Anonymous    500 Kristi and Kathy Condron IO OO Merry Christmas    10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Kelly    Martin 25.00 Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Morrow    10.00 Brett and Lara Enzor    10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Mr. and Mrs. Bert Schneider    10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Jim O. Ballew    10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Byron Curb 5.00 Anonymous    10.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to Abilene friends from Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Underwood 10.00 Anonymous    25.90 Ineeta John    10.00 U M W Night Unit of St. Paul Methodist Church 15.00 Anonymous    5.00 Employees of Arrow Ford, Inc.    200.00 Mr. and Mrs. O.B. Stephens, Jr. and Jan    25.00 Abilene Post Society of American Military Engineers    10.00 In memory of Mrs. Dell King    5.00 In memory of Miss Daisy Dees    5.00 In memory of Mrs. J. T. McCarty    5.00 In memory of Paul F. McCarty    10.00 Mrs. Lillian Joyce Russ    25.00 Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Shirey    25.00 Jim, Jeff, Jan and Jerry Johnson Mr. and Mrs. W. T. 10.00 Walton 10.00 In memory of O. D. Wiseman, Jr. by Mrs. Wiseman and Rickey D.    5.00 Knights of Columbus Council No. 2163    25.00 Mrs. Owen Ellis    25.00 In lieu of Christmas cards to friends by Rev. and Mrs. T. G. Oliphant    IO    OO Mrs. Frank Williamson 10.00 Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Burion 10.00 Total    $1,028.00 Previously Acknowledged    $10,667.09 Total to date    $11,695.69 GOAL    $18,250.00 Going to sew up something for him? There are only 9 more days until Christmas. Petroleum Producers Hike Prices Higher Consumer Prices Expected VIENNA, Austria (AP) -Major oil producers adopted a new price system Friday that will boost their revenues by 38 cents a barrel or 3.9 per cent, for nine months starting Jan. I. The big oil companies immediately said they cannot absorb the hike, with the clear implication it might be passed along to the consumer. Announcement of the revenue boost from $9.74 to $10 12 came as the United States and other industrialized nations were seeking a cut, or at least a stabilization, in oil prices. In Brussels, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger told the NATO allies the United States was considering incentives for development of other energy sources if oil prices continue at their current high levels. A communique issued in Vienna after two days of talks said the oil producers will meet in Algiers Jan. 24 to discuss details of further oil revenue hikes keyed to an average 14 per cent inflation rate in consumer nations, the same reason given for Friday’s action. Conference sources said agreement on the new revenues came after Iran’s oil minister fruitlessly pleaded with his Saudi counterpart to get back in line with the final 1974 quarter price for oil. Asked whether the hike will mean price increases for consumers, Iran’s chief delegate, J a rn s hid Amouzegar, said, “This all depends on how much of this the companies can absorb.” He made it clear it was up to consumer nations themselves to control any profit-taking actions of the oil companies, but did not explain how this could be done. In New York, Exxon Corp., America’s largest international oil company and one of the biggest importers of Middle East oil, said it makes an average profit of 35 cents a barrel. “If the Arab countries and other OPEC nations raise our cost of crude oil 38 cents a barrel, there clearly isn’t enough profit to absorb it,” an Exxon spokesman said. A spokesman for Gulf Oil Co. said that “under Federal Energy Administration pricing regulations, the increase in v the cost of crude can be passed to the consumer. The The 38-cent-a-barrel increase would amount to less than one cent a gallon increase in all manufactured products.” He said the decision to pass along the increase will be determined by the competition in the marketplace. The oil producers approved Persian Gulf oil price hikes adopted last month that raised government revenues from $9 74 a barrel to $10.12. That made their decision as the conference of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries drew' to a close. “We had two choices — either to force the Persian Gulf producers to go back to the September price level or to accept the present price level,” Amouzegar said. “We had no alternative but to accept.” In Washington. Interior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton, chairman of President Ford’s Energy Resources Council, said the latest price hike means that “all nations will See OIL. Col. 8 Rack page this section ;

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