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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 4, 1974, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR; NO. 232 PHONE 073-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 796fJ4, MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 4, 1974--32 PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS 15c DAILY 25c SUNDAY "Associated Pmi Teenager Found David Bcem lings his blind daughter Cheryl Ann after rescue in Hie San Bernardino National Forest. Cheryl was missing for move llian a day after being losL on an outing. The 17-year-olcl blind girl said she spent most of'the night walking artel'doing exercises to keep warm where' temperatures dropped to 25 degrees. (AP' Wirepholo) Blind Girl Smiles After Chilly Night HEDLAN'DS, (AP) "I did calisthenics. I did sit-i ups, pushups and jogged al- mosl, all1 says a 17- year-old blind girl of her nighl alone in Ihe snow-covered San Bernardino Mountains. Cheryl Anne Becm of Ana- heim, Calif., wandered away from a group of blind leenag- ers Saturday during a week- end camping -trip -sponsored by Ihe Braille Inslilute of Los Angeles and Orange counties. She spent (he night al the level of Ihe riioun- lains, where ihe temperature dropped to 2f> degrees. She was wearing a cap, sweater and lighl slacks When she walked oul of Ihe wilderness on her own'Sundiiy: Authorities said she was in good ,spirils and appeared in good health after.being found by Max Howell, 12, of Koun- lain Valley, lie led' her the final mile to Camp Osccola, a YMCA camp where he had heen staying-about five miles from Ihe spot she Icfl Satur- Chickie Mclnlosh, a director at Ihe camp, said she knew Ihe'girl was healthy when she smiled and said: "I Ihink my (coin'are finally unfreezing." "I wasn't Cheryl laler joked with searchers. "I knew where I was (bul) several'oth- er people didn't know." More than 50 sheriff's deputies and volunteers had been looking for her, Cheryl, who has been legally blind for two years, has peri- pheral vision lhal enables her to see things.lo the side, but not directly in fronl of her. "She could have walked to- ward a cliff and Iherc are a lol of Ihein- around there and nol known whelher il was six feel or 60 feet said a sheriff's spokesman, refer- ring to her lack of depth per- ception. "f wandered m o s t of yesterday before I I was Cheryl said. "I picked a localion and jiisl stayed Ihere." She said lhal when she tired of exercising to keep warm in Ihe subfreezing temperatures, she found a rope and coiled il: Ihe snow. Then site covered herself with tree branches, she -said. Budget Bust' a Possibility By. BILL NEIKIHK Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A President Nixon today laid out tiis record for fiscal 1975 bill, promptly pledged to exceed il if the energy crisis throws loo many Americans out of work. Unlike.his hard-nosed budg- et of a year ago in which doz- ens of programs were largcls for extinction or cutback, Nix- on fastened his attention on the danger of a recession in- duced by the fuel shortage. "The President will not tol- erate a Deputy Budget Director Frederic Ma- lek told reporters. "If il means busling :the budget, he will busl the budget to keep people from losing their The budget arithmetic, al- ready disclosed last week, shows a deMcil of billion, about double the deficit for the currenl-financial year. It shows an all-time high defense budget of billion, vind an over-all spending increase of billion over Ine last budget. For the first time in history, federal spending for income security lor needy Americans primarily Social Security, public- assistance- and health aid tops 5100 billion, a jump of about billion over fiscal 1974. Nixon proposed no new lax- es, except for Ihe windfall- profils levy he offered in De- cember to keep the oil compa- nies from profiteering on the energy crisis. II would bring in J'i billion. As tie has announced before, Nixon proposed billion for energy research to find new sources of fuel for Americans: new funds for mass-transit systems, wrapped in a special revenue-sharing program, and a large increase in aid lo col- icge.sUidents. Nixon said his budget; which amounts lo almost for every man, woman and child in Ihe nation, walks a tight- rope of moderation economic restraint. "In the face or economic un- certainty, my budget recom- mendations provide for a fis- cal policy that would support high employment while re- straining he said. His budget officials left the door open for i n c r e a s i n g spending or cutting taxes lo create jobs lost through the energy crisis. The standby spending pro- gram could include accelerat- ed federal construction or pro- curement, public-service jobs in high jobless areas, or even higher Social Security bene- Ills, Malek said. Just as the budget was un- veiled, the Housing and Urban Development Department dis- closed plans to provide subsi- dies for tenants in more public housing units, thus providing some stimulus lo Ihe depressed housing mar- ket. Although the amount of new federal spending for additional subsidies in fiscal 1975 is small, budget officials said this was the first example of the type- of moves Nixon will make to stimulate the econo- my if-needed. As much as billion more in federal funds could be in- fused inlo the economy if needed to prevent a recession, Malck said. Other hudgel slorles, Pgs. 5A, 7H Nixon's new spending pro- gram is greatly affected by inflation, some of il in higher fuel cosls to Ihe government. Wage and price increases were the principal factor in a proposed boosl in (lie defense budget; increased health cosls helped push up the spending for health by billion; federal tax revenues increased largely because of inflation. Of the billion in in- creased spending, 90 per cent of il is In largely 'higher Social Security and public assistance pay- ments. Nixon's defense budget tops the previous all-time record of billion in 1945, when the dollar was worth a lot more. "These increases are re- quired to improve the readi- ness of our armed forces, lo build up levels of essential equipment anil supplies, anil lo meel today's higher cosls of maintaining force tlie President said. The budget proposes million in new money for mili- tary fuel costs. Although mi new ground was broken in Ihe defense budget proposal, the administration urged development of estab- lished weapons systems such as Ihe. Trident nuclear sub- marine and the1 Air Force HI strategic bomber. Nixon said extra funds also are needed lo improve combat readiness, modernize forces, and build up munitions "in Ac- cordance with lessons learned in llic Middle East war." Hut. he said, Ihe cosls'-of defense manpower are higher with his all-volunteer force than with the draft. No longer does .the- government "tax" 'the commanding their services. Nixon said. 7 Continued Oil Embargo 'Pledged' BEIRUT. Lebanon (AP) Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have given President Hafez Assad of Syria lo contin- ue Ihe oil embargo against Ihe United Stales, Beirul news- papers reported today. The reports said King Faisal of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait's ruler. Sheik Sabah al Salem a I Sabah, assured Assad thai Hie embargo will be mainlaincd un- til an agreement lo disengage Syrian and Israeli forces on Ihe Golan Heighls is worked out on Syrian terms. Bolb Ihe pro-Egyptian paper Al Anwar and the independent Al Bayrak carried Ihe reports. Assad met for five hours Sat- urday with Faisal, Ihe leader of Ihe Arab oil embargo, in Ri- yadh, the Saudi capilal. He flew to Kuwait Sunday and was expected back in Damascus, the Syrian capital, loday. Syria's foreign minister, Ab- (lel Ilalim Kiiacl'.lam, laid down terms Sunday for a dis- engagement agreement that Is- rael is certain to reject. Kliaddam.in a slatemcnt lo the Saudi press' and govern- ment radio "Syria will accept. military disengagement, on the Golan Heights front only if of a plan for a total' Israeli withdrawal from Arab territories conquered bolh in Ihe 1973 and 1967 wars. "A disengagement by Itself without an Israeli commitment for lolal withdrawal and an as- sursnce of Palestinian rights is not acceptable jo Syria under any circumstances." Israeli leaderji have repeat- edly made clear thai Israel is going lo retain p-rmanenlly some of Ihe territory laken in 1907 because they feel il is nec- essary lo Israelis security. And one piece of territory Ihcy are most adamant about liolOing is tlie Golan Higllls from which Syrian haltries .shelled Israeli settlements in northern Galilee until Ihe Israelis captured Ihem. Al Anwar's i llivadh corre- spondent said Faisal assured Assad thai Saudi Arabia "will continue lo support Syria whelher by the presence of Saudi troops on HIE Syrian fronl or through Ihe conlintialion of 1be oil embargo againsl 1'ie United Stales." "WEATHER" U S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nolionol Weather Service IWtalhtr Mop ABILENE AND, VICINITY (40-mile radius) Fair ond A lillle through Tuesday. Soulherlv winds i 1o I? miles per hour. High Ihls alternnon in upper 60s, Ituv torttghl In lower 40s, high Tcesday in Ihe lower 70s. High and low for 34 houn ending P c.m.: 61 arid 34. Mich and low some dole lost year; 65 and ;i. Sunset losl nighl: toooy: lunsel lonighl The two chiefs of state also agreed lo make (lie lining of the oil embargo "dependent on Israeli commitment, cither di- rect or through Hie U.S., lo ac- cept Syrian terms for a mili- tary Ihe re- port said. Khaddam said Ihe Svrian government -.made ils position clear lo Secretary of Slate Jlen: ry A.. Kissinger when he Damascus Jan. 20. are still waiting foi'i'his lie added. Al Bayrak said Sheik Sabah of Kuwait pledged lo Assart lhal the "oil war againsl the Unilert Slales will conlinue unlil S y r i a n terms for dis- engagement are met." Saudia Arabia's foreign minis- ter, Omar Sakkaf, told war during the weekend Ihathe is convinced Hie United States is working seriously to bnng about a settlement of Middle Kasl conflict. Hul he added that the oil em- bargo would not be lined unlil "the -United Slates proves it takes no pro-Israeli stands." CHARLES SCARBOROUGH 16 oppose Cunningham LARKY CUNNINGHAM comiLv Demo chairman Demo Party Post Contest Develops n was a long lime developing, but interest in Ihe May 4 prima- ry eleclions picked up Monday, only a few hours before the fil- ing deadline. THK COUNTY'S second con- tested counly-widc race devel- oped when attorney Charles Scarborough filed his intention lo' oppose County Democratic Chairman Larry Cunni'.gham. As of mid-morning Monday, Ihe only other contested county- wide race was lhal for county school superintendent where four men already have filed lo run for the seal being vacated by Clive Pierce, who is retiring. Cunningham said he expects a fifth person lo enler that race later -Monday, lie added thai (here were several last-minute filings for precinct chairmen, a move he attributed partially lo Watergate. Announcing thai Scarborough hud filed with him to oppose him, Cunningham, who lias been (lie county Demo chairman for Ihe pasl five years, said, "I think Itiis is really great Ihat we're gelling some excitement here." Scarborough has been aclive in Democratic precinct work and was a delegate lo the Demo- cratic National Convenlion in Miami in I972. The filing of Lewis Millett, 53, of Mcrkcl, lo run for Hie justice of Ihe peace, precinct 2. seat places a candidate In each coun- ty race. The incumbent, Hoy Buchanan, had announced ear- lier lie would not run and Millcl is Ihe first to announce for lhal position. .ulilv newsmen in Kuwait, today, he had "no offi- cial word" thai Kissinger plans another visit lo Syria soon. The Los Angeles -Times, quot- ing well-placed diplomatic sources JUT Beirut, reported lo- da.v JliaJaSyr.ia.Jiad asked.'Kis- singeiv-tTp-rcturii lo help ham- mer oul a disengagement agreement. The report said he accepted and would be in Dam- ascus by the end of (he week. have no official word about such Kladdam said. Trucker Strike Idles Ice Box Method Preserves Frogs By EM.IE nUC'KER Q. My son ordered a frogs from dial place yon (old abouf in Ai-lion Line. He needs five frogs for a Science Fair H'c cfon'l know yet when (hcy're having (he Science Kair and we're wondering about keeping them alive. How do we care for (Item? What lo feed them? Where lo pill (hem? A Oh boy. Il's heller if you wail and order (hem when you arc ready lo experi- ment. If you had just one frog we'd say, no problem, let him-roam-Ihe house al will. You'd have a highly effcclivc means of cockroach control, a fal and happy frog and no worries aboul wlial to feed him. A dozen frogs is an entirely different deal. ACC's entomologist Hoy Shako suggests you keep them in rcfrigernlor. Cold keeps Ihem inactive but alive. Or a creek bed or miidliolc in your back yard makes a good homo. A- diet of fishwnrms, flics and insects should provide the proper miU'iUon. II none of the above work von can always switch lo dead frog Q. Please cdmpa're'lhe number of bur- gb.rles In'November and December of 197JI willi ihe same months In 1972. Also how many burglaries did MP have In January 1974? A. The number in November almost dou- bled from 4S in 1072 lo 86 in In December Ihe rale tripled. We had 31 bur- glaries in December 1972, 93 in 1973. As of January 29, 1371, police records showed 5B burglaries (or lhal month, ll's enough lo make you run out and buy a cliain lock. Incidentally, figures don'l include car burg- laries, jusl residential and business thefts. Q. Pretty-soon we'll he paying our fees for Driver's Kd. Will Hie price, he going up because of Ihe higher price of gasn- llfn? If so, how much will II be? A. No change, says the school adminislra- lion office, il's Mill Deadlinc'for signing up is Fob. IS. How did Ihnl fiiclns gel on Hie HIT. I'm having an argument with my. husband and am probably going to lose bill I wanl to hang In there as long as possible. The cacdis piclnre was on the front page of (he paper Saturday (Jan. A. Well, we don't know on what theory you're hanging bul Ihe consensus is lhal once upon a time a pigeon ale a ,cactus seed. The seed passed through (he pigeon, and was deposited on tlie fire escape in a large collection of pigeon droppings. The seed germinated and grew inlo a caclns plant hanging from Ihe side of a metal fire escape. Thai's Ihe way many plants and trees are introduced to a new locality. Hut as for this caclus, only the pigeons know tor sure. Q. How many tickets can a person have In Texas before his license Is sus- pended'? only moving violations con- sidered? ffhal arc moving violations'.' Would "TVslurbancc wllh a Motor Vehi- cle" he one? Dors a person's age make a dlffcTf-ncc? A. Sounds ns if you've been racking up some lickels. You're in (rouble if you have four separate moving traffic violations with- in a 12 month period or seven in 21 months. Suspension isn't automatic, but al this point you're subject lo a hearing. And age does mnke a difference. If you have a provisional license (anyone under 181. you're subject lo suspension will! two or more moving viola- tions uilhin 12 months, according lo an nfli- cial of the Department of Public Safely, Driver's License Division. Moving violation means speeding, failing lo yield right of way, running slop signs, hazardous parking (on and such. Regular parking tickets or driving-without a license are nol moving violations. We're a little hazy on the charge, Dis- turbance with a Motor Vehicle, bul assum- ing you mean a loud muffler or excessive noise, this probably would nol be considered in suspending a license, says John Granl, manager of Driver Improvement and Con- trol (DPS) in Austin. Address 'questions lo Aclinu Illix HO, Abilene, Texas iOfiOI. Names nil! not lit. used bill questions mnsl lip signed and addresses given. I'loase Include 1d- rphonr numbers If possible. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Gunfire, rock throwing and tire slashing added to mounting troubles today stemming from a strike by independent truck drivers thai is crippling food deliveries and causing job lay- offs in affected industries. An cslinialed workers whose jobs depend on truck shipments already were report- ed idled by the strike." Violence was reported in more than a dozen slates, and in some areas National Guard Irnnps were helping keep the peace. Two drivers suffered shoulder wounds from bullets which struck their trucks near New Buffalo, Mich., and Louisville, Ky., Sunday nighl. A Pennsyl- vania official said there had been 1-1 shootings al (rucks and up lu 100 other violent incidents since last Wednesday. One truck- er died in violence related lo Hie shutdown last Thursday. Abnul National Guards- men stood watch today on Ohio and Pennsylvania highways. Federal and stale officials re- cessed a Washington meeting early loday without settling Ihe growing shutdown thai has touched al least 30 stales. Thousands of trucks are not op- crating, hundreds of truck stop sliiliinis-ciifcs have closed since Thursday. l-'rdrral energy chief William K. Simon, llov. Milton J. Shapp of Pennsylvania, representa- tives cif five other slates and spokesmen [nr some independ- ent drivers participated in Ihe Washington meetings thai were lo resume loday after two un- successful sessions Sunday. Simon said lhal he opposed, bul did nol rule rollback in diescl fuel prices. A rollback is a key demand by the strik- ers. They say diescl fuel has gone frail cunts lo -17 cents a gallon in cighl months. Shupp proposed-a -I'vilay mor- atorium un the truckers' shul- down lo avert "pending eco- nomic Hul -spokes- men for Ihe striking independ- ents, and drivers interviewed in several slates, said they weren't rolling again unlil die- sel fuel prices are cut back, freight rates are raised and-un- lil they are allowed lo pass along higher fuel costs. "They'll start waking up when Ihe store shelves are predicted trucker'Bill Holl in SI. Louis, Mo. "I've got worth of truck and equipment .silling out here, and I stand lo lose it said driver Dale Phifer in Phoenix, Ariz. "But I'll lose il my way before I'll lose it lo Ihe federal government. I'll be here unlil 18 stales are shut down." By Sunday nighl, t h c, shut- down was having some effect in 30 slates from Conneclicut lo Florida, across (he Soulh and and along the south- west border of Ihe country from Texas to California. Military Wives May Get to Go Overseas Also Even the lowest-ranked privates will be able to take their wives with them at government expense when they are sent overseas if Pentagon plans work our. Story, Pg. IB. NEWS INDEX Armisemenls 8C Bridge 5B Business 'Mirror 5B Classified .............4-7C Comics 3C Editorials 4A Horoscope 2A HnspMol Policnls.......... 3A Obiiuarieb 2A SiwrK I-2C To Your Good Hcahh...... 4E TV Log 8C TV Seoul 8C Women's News 2-3B ;