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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1974, Abilene, Texas Wfc gtrilme Reporter-Btu#"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES' ByronMTH VEAR. NO. 180 PHONE 673-4271    ABILENE,    TEXAS,    79604,    MONDAY    MORNING,    DECEMBER    16.    107    4    EIGHTEEN    PAGES    IN    TWO    SECTIONS    Price    15    Cents    Auonat.d    (Vow    (/Pl f Coahoma May Turn 'Dry' Today COAHOMA — When Coahoma, Sand Springs and Midway residents turn on their water faucets late Monday, nothing may happen. Howard County Water Control Improvement District I has said it will cut off water to its 870 customers in the three small towns at IO a.m. Monday unless the City of Coahoma pays $5,556 currently due the district. The district sells water to Coahoma winch in turn provides water to Sand Springs and Midway. “ALL WR'RC asking is for them to pay their current bills,” said Oscar Cagle, chairman of the water district board. Ile said the $5,556 represents the amount due for October and November. He said the district notified the city in a letter Dec. 5 that if it did not pay the bill by IO am. Monday, sendee would be terminated. Coahoma Mayor Jack Cauble declined to say what the city will do in light of the planned water cut-off and explain why the city has not paid its bill. However, a Coahoma city councilman who asked not to be named told The Re- porter-News Sunday that the city probably will pay Monday that part of the biil which represents actual water, about $3,500. He said the city would not pay the remainder of the bill. about $2,000, which he said the district uses to pay off a bond issued in 1955 to form the district. In 1962, the district issued another bond to build a bigger water line That bond is inking paid off with tax money collected from customers. “We’re going to pay for the water,” the councilman said, “but we may not pay them everything they want.” lit SAID the district takes in enough tax money to pay off both bonds rather than having to continue charging the City of Coahoma *820 a month to retire the original 1955 bond Should the district cut off water to the towns, Coahoma residents might still be able to get water, the councilman said, from wells the city operated before formation of the water district. —Citizens in Sand Springs and Midway, however, would have to rely on other sources tor their water, he said. Six Children Survive Crash, Week in Peruvian Jungles LIMA, Peru (AP) - A bush pilot and six children were re-< updating in a rural hospital Sunday after trudging for almost a week through dense Peruvian jungles from a plane crash that killed three other children. Reports from the edge of the jungle said the pilot, identified as Oscar bender Sar-mientn, 24. and the children aged 6 to 16 were out of danger They were to be held under intensive observation for a few da vs. The single-engine Cessna taking the IO on an excursion crashed rn the jungle on Dee 7 The first that was heard that there were survivors was Saturday morning, when the seven appeared in Iscosasm, a community of about 6,000 beside the jungle about 250 miles east of Lima. The survivors and the three child victims belong to a Sw.ss-German family that set-- tied near Iscosasm early this century. Relatives said they are of Peruvian nationality. PAGE ONE J f BY KATHARYN DUFF On Friday the 13th of De-cumber Jane (Mrs. Sterling) Childers could not but recall Friday the 13th of last July when she went a-traveling. It was no ho|>*and-skip trip. It was no simple 24-hour Friday the 13th. SIM* traveled toward the sun, trom Central Daylight til Hawaii Standard lime so ii was a 29-hour day. Jane lived each one of them. * * * Plan was she would meet a friend, Eugenia Holshuher of Sr attle, in the Honolulu an-port They would go on to Maut where her friend had friends who v/ere getting them quarteis rn a lovely condominium The Bi a niff flight, Dallas rraight to Honolulu, did not fit tile timing her friend wanted so Jane booked passage via Los Angeles. *    * ft Jane was excited over the trip so she awoke far too early that Friday 13th. She cooked and ale a good breakfast, moved leisurely out to the air-pmt and got tho plane to Dallas. So far, so good. She had a two-pjus hour lav over in Dallas. A daughter met her at th** ait {airt. The daughter had not had hieak fad so she had a second one t he two hour wait stretched to thine Janes plane never did rome Passengers weir switched to another airlines plane Finally airborne there came an announcement. There were not enough lunches aboard for Hie extra riders. Some would get breakfasts. Jane drew breakfast. It is a good meal. But three in a row? * * * She had 50 minutes in Los NEWS INDEX Amusements . . . Ann Landers Astrograph . . . . Bridge ...... Classified ..... Comics ..... Dr. Lomb..... Editorials . . Heartlinc ..... Obituaries . . . Sports    .    .    .    . Sylv#a Porter Todoy in History TV Lo, TV Scout . . 4B AB ... AB 4B 6 9B SB 7 A . . . 4A 4B 6A. 8A I-3B 5 A 4B 4B 4B Angeles to get from Brantff to Western Airlines Rh’ the Hawaii flight. Jane raced the several miles. Once there she found the 50 minutes would be three hours. She decided to get a bile of lunch. She found a line and stood in it. When her turn came the waitress handed her a menu — for breakfast. “AU we're serving,” the gal replied curtly when Jane asked Jane could not go a fourth breakfast. rn »    • Airborne at long last over the Pacific Jane began to think longingly of food. Some came It had bern too-long frozen. She couldn't get it down. she substituted champagne. she was hungry when she got to Honolulu but first better find Eugenia. Eugenia was not to l>e found. Jane went to the desk of an airline to Maul The clerk knew nothing alxmt a Mrs. Holshuher. Jane did not know theie were two airlines to Maul. Her friend had them seats on the other one. she had giv«m up and gone on. * rn • Jane hunted Eugenia No lime to eat. She searched the big crowded terminal until stir trussed all but the Iasi flight to Maui. At the small Maul port, where she landed very late. Jane found a message Gail Eugenia at a certain number. It was a condominium but Eugenia did not answer. Jane was forlorn — and starved. She found an airport stand and got a sad turkey sandwich. The terminal was dosing for the night. She found a cab driver who, reluctantly, would drive the several miles to the condominium — if she was positive she wanted to go to a distant condominium. On the way Jane glanced at her watch. Friday 13 was over in Texas, if not in Hawaii. She found her quarters and I hey were lovely. She found her friend, too, fast asleep there. Jane corrected that situation. “Where have you been'”’ Eugenia asked when she got awake enough. Jane had trouble answering. The plane belonged to the Agriculture service Co., which services jungle plantations It was on a one-hour trip from San Ramon, on Peni s Andean slopes beside the Pacific, to a plantation near Iscosasin. Newsmen from the area reported that Zender, the pilot, .said his engine went dead IO minutes out of San Ramon and he glided to a crash landing in a tree-filled swamp jiear his destination. “After that, we started walking through the jungle. ’ he reportedly sa.d We lost “imTsi OF our footwear and clothes. We lived on water, some palm ti onus and roots and other (tingle food. Sometimes we picked up wild fruit. The vegetation tore at our legs and todies. ' We finally reached a river and we were picked up by a raftman just as we were about to lose our strength. ’ The pilot said the survivors were saved bv the cushioning effect on the plane by deride vegetation, Hie reports said. The raft picked them up at a hamlet called Laguna, which is deep in the jungle. In addition to the pilot, the survivors were identified as Gladys Zender. 16; Ilerta Zender, 14; Kasilda Zender, 6; Juan Zender, 12; Herbert Panduro Zender, ll; and Carlos Panduro Zender, 8. Imagine those squeals on Christ* was morning. Hut there are only 8 more days in do• ytHft shopping Ford, Giscard Near Accord FORT DE FR AWE, Martinique • AP) - Presidents Ford aim \ aiery Girard d'F'Maine. pf Frame edged toward a compromise accord Sunday aimed at bringing oil consuming and producing nations to the conference Sable. Tile two presents, whose countries have generally disa-greed on how to approach the problem of Uighei oil prices, met formally for four hours Sunday, spokesmen for both countries described the talks as “ankh able anil friendly.” “The subject of energy was discussed in amicable fashion and in depth, White House Press Secret alw Ron Nesse ti said after the tabour morning session Ford and Giscard it'Es!ding met again for 2’^ hours in the af lei "noon. One knowledgeable I .S official said he ex|H*cted Hie two-day summit to result in an agreement in pond pie calling for the I oiled States to go along with a tripart ne meeting of oil prod in mg nations leading industrialized consumer HatHiii.s and the developing countries. In re! urn, France would aglee 111 pl triple With I S insistence ilia! such a meeting would be hinged on consumer Ital:on> .solidifying their negotiating [rosinous beiorehaiid, although it would slop abort of requiring Fiance to join the i s led intel nation*! Energy Agency. Neither Neaten n<?r Xavier Go u v o u- He a uc turnips,    t h e French spokesman, would disclose details of the sessions, except to say they ranged dom energy to international monetary affairs, the Middle Ve FORD, CM. t back page this section Martinique Price Provides 'Haggling' Well-deserved rest I fella Zender, ']4-> ear-old survivor of a plane crash and a week in a Peruvian jungle, rests Sunday alter arriving in San Ramon, Peru. Ilerta and six otliers spent a week existing on water and jungle food until they reached a river where raftsmen picked them up. ... I.. Ap AViiephtdf)!___________________A   FORT DE FRANCE, Martinique (AP) — A quip among some islanders us that French President \ aiery »;iscant d’Paia mg is trying to sell Martinique to President Ford at their summit meeting, and limy are haggling atom! a price. Asked about the report. Hon No-.son, Ford N chief sjtokes- niafi. laughed and >md: “Thai sounds right lo me.” Another quip, Pg. 5A ICS part of the friendly, Informal atmosphere of the talks. Tile between seton* rn entertainment fames the then* furthei discard d'Estaing. the how! since Martinique is in th** French West Indies, is provwl mg creole buat spiced with island dancers for the American Carter Says Bentsen, Jackson Violate Campaign Law Spirit WASHINGTON (AP- -Georgia Gov, Jimmy Carter said Sunday that two of his undeclared competitors for the 1976 Democratic presidential nomination are violating the spirit of the new campaign reform law. Appearing on NBC's “Meet the Press.” Carter referred to an article Sunday iii the New York Times which reported that Sens. Lloyd M. Bentsen of Texas and Henry M Jackson of Washington are seeking $3,000 contributions from indi-viduals prior to the new law tailing effect. The law, which takes effect at the start of the year, limes contributions to presidential campaigns to $1,000 from individuals. A spokesman for Jackson said their campaign committee is working with a self-imposed $3,000 contribution ceiling despite the fact that there is no limit under current law. He said this limit was set when the campaign reform bill parsed the Senate because it included a $3.WK) ceiling. 'Hie law was later changed to a $1,000 limit in conference committee but, the spokesman said, the decision was made to stick to $3,000 until Jan, I GOV JIMMY ( AKTER ... on ‘.Meet the Press’ when the $1,000 limit becomes law. Sen Bentsen could not be leached immediately for comment, “Both of these gentlemen support et! the limitation of $1,000,” Carter said. “I personally believe that this is typical of the W ashington bureaucracy where thev deliberately made the law el lect ive long months atter it was signed by the President aud passed by them. “I think this is equivalent to the Name thing that President i bollard AI i Nixon did hack in April of 19/2 when he rapidly a cc I rn ut ated huge sinus of money to finance his campaign without revealing the identity of the contributors, Carter continued “I think that the -qui it af the L»w is being violated," Carter Said of tile actions of Bentlet} and Jackson “Although,** he added, ** ... thetwo gentlemen aie not doing anything that ss Illegal. ’ According to tile arm ie neither Jackson nor Bentsen is making any secret of tin solicitations intended to finance as yet unannounced campaigns for the nomination. entourage.-- in iespouse to the French web vin* Ford returned the hospitality by bringing American food and wine. a White House chef and singer Sat ah Vaughan for a poolside Nun-dav night aleak barbecue party TI ** Kl cm h govei mneiP ee‘ up unusually tight security for the summit on tins tiny, lush Caribbean island it took over the seven-stury, 3ti7-r n o m Met id leu Resort Hotel overlooking Fort de France Hay and soaks! it off with a military eof d<*n The ga rn bi mg casino, tennis courts, palm* trined oeainside swimming jsnd to which Ford quickly to* *n a liking and every tiling cise a * closed lo the public lor un** ut Hie official delegations aiel the lug press contingent. Ford is known to nuts a swimming p*»*>l a1 the Unite House, and he was off for a swim Within half hour of h« arrival Saturday. He was up earlv Sunday for another dip before meeting with Giscard d'Estaing. The presidents are having See* SI MAUT, Col. I back page this section Needy Families Can Begin to Shop Today at Goodfeilows' Toy Store About 400 persons from needy Abilene fan * tiles are exiled ed to shop this week at the Goodfellow Toy Stole which opens at 9 a.rn. Monday at 166 Pine. J he More, funded by lite annual Goodfellow drive, contains hundreds of toys, boih new and reconditioned, to be distributed to less fortunate families indentified during the campaign which began at Thanksgiving. STORE HOURS .are 9 to 11:30 a.m. and I to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday of this week only. Members of the City Council FTA will staff the store. Mrs. Faye Murphy , set re* tary to the toy store, said Sunday that IOO persons a day art* expected to '•hop rn the special store. Families accepted for participation a tv given coupons and appointments for “purchasing” toys in tile stole. Ten persons will shop each half hour, Mrs. Murphy said. But, toys are not the only need at Christmastime Many Abilemans also need food and clothing, arui the Goodfellow drive will provide them with those, also. Clothing scrip which can be redeemed at Scars. Montgomery Wards. Anthonys, Murphys aud Thornton s, is ex pected to i»e mailed to needy families Monday. FOC HI Si HIP. lunging iii amount ti oui $9 to $30 depending on family size. will lie mailed out later this w«*ek, Mrs. Murphy said Food scrip is redeemable at grocery stores throughout Abilene. This year’s Goodfelluw* campaign is still over $5,500 shy of its $18,250 goal. Total raised so far is $12,666.69, Contributions may be mailed to Goodfeilows. Box 30 Abilene, Tex., 79604, or turned in at I he Reporter-New s. Goodfeilows received no mail Sunday IORI) IN THE SM IM OF I ll INGS ... at Martinique summit ;