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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - February 7, 1974, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR RDES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT MO. 235 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604; THURSDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 7, -30 PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (flP) By BLUE SUCKER Sharp Words Arise Over Book Membership Q. Can yon help me cancel my child's membership in a children's hook club? IVesenl for Ihe inlTOiliiclo- ry offer of five hooks for 51.31 wllli Ihe understanding we an hook each inohdi. for If we didn't want anymore Books, we could cancel .Will we accept- ed one new book and paid for It. The next nionlh they sent us another book. We sent It back saying we wanted lo cancel our membership. They kept sending a book every month and we kept sending them back. Then we started getting nasty letters saying we owed I finally paid the ?6.87 but I hate to keep paying for books we don't keep. A. We'd bet a nickel tlie, contract you signed obligated you to purchase at least Iliree or four new books before cancella- tion. Most book clubs operate this way. If they didn't, everyone would send for the .special introductory offer, cancel his membership and Ihe club would go broke immediately. Check your contract. Any- time an ad promises something for noth- ing or an especially low price, that's the time to read the contract very carefully. Once you've fulfilled your contract, then cancel. If you still get books and bills, let the Better Business Bureau help you fight Hie batlle by corresponding with the book club. And incidentally, if this happens and tie company enters a derogatory item on your credit record, you have the right to add a note of dispute giving your side of the story. Q. About two months ago tlie clly rcpavctf the east side of Sayles be- tween S. and S. 20th hut tailed In repaint the street. When It rains It's practically impossible lo judge the width of Ihe lanes. When Is the clly going (n reslripc (he streets? A. .As soon as the new striping machine arrives and as soon as we have consistent- ly clear wcalhef above 50 degrees, says Traffic Engineer Bud Taylor. The ice storm last winter lore up our streets so badly, many had to be repaired and seal coated. The seal coal, of course, covered the old stripes. Q. Is iherc a doctor or dermatolo- gist in the Big Country that does elec- trolysis? A. No. It's a tricky procedure, time-con- suming and even when done properly about 50 per cent of the hair grows .back, says a dermatologist. We'll send you the. name of a Hair Removal Center in Dallas, recommended by a Dallas dermatologist. The old saying that you have lo suffer to be beautiful, applies here. Electrolysis is painful, expensive and depending on the surface area covered, could take weeks or even months. A liny needle is passed along the hair to the root, electric current is turned on for a few seconds, killing Ihe root. But if the needle is a fraction of a millimeter off course, it won't kill Ihe rool. It loo many hair roots are killed at one sitting, scarring can result. Q. I've read that George Armstrong ('lister was a general at the lime he was Wiled. I've also read he was a II. colonel. Tell me what rank he really was at Ihe lime he was killed? A. Custer was a major general when he and his 2G4 soldiers were.slaughtered in the battle of Ihe Little Big Horn. The sole survivor was a horse named Comanche which for years appeared in parades, sad- dled but riderless. Q. The Home Economic Cooperative Education class at Abilene High Is In- volved in a project for recycling mate- rials in our city. Is Ihcre any plate here that recycles glass? A. Not at the. moment. One company had an agreement with the Abilene He-Cy- cles outfit to handle.its glass but it's not equipped lo accept glass from individuals. If you plan to collect glass on a grand scale, contact this business, maybe you Iwo can work something out. We've sent you the name. Abilene. Re-Cycles is out of commission for Ihe winler and unless the group can find some volunteers it may be out perma- nently. Hey, this might be.a good project for your HKCK class. It you're interested in volunteering contact Mac Mitchell at 6J7-6262. Address questions-In Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79G04. Names will not be used hut questions must he signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telcphohc'numhers It possible. Truck Agreement Reached By ROBKHT'A. DOHKIN AP Labor Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Ne- "gotiatprs for the federal gov- ernment and -striking iudcpcnd- cnt Iruckers reached tentative agreement early loday lo end Ihe eight-day highway shut- down in'return for assurances of adequate fuel and higher freight rates. Tlicre was no guarantee the striking drivers would accept Ihe pad, bill their negotiators said they 'would urge accept- ance. They said it may take at least 48 hours or possibly long- er for drivers to act on the agreement. In the meantime, Ihcy urged .the drivers lo slay home and refrain from violence uiilil they can explain the agreement anil complete a ratificationrvblc. Details were, not immediately spelled out, hut'government of- ficials said.the Interstate Com- merce Commission' would an- nounce later today approval for a temporary surcharge (hat would allow Ihe truckers to raise their rales. The amount of Ihe'added fee was not dis- closed. The government also gave full assurance that truck slops would be. supplied with all their fuel needs. In addilipn. the freeze on diescl fuel prices or- dered by President Nixon Tues- day would remain in effect un- til Congress acted on legislation enabling the truckers lo pass on the increase in fuel costs since last May. The Department of Trans- portation and Ihe Federal Ener- gy Office were to announce lal- er lodav additional measures ACC Housing Dedication Due She'rrbd Residential Park, new student housing complex at Abi- lene Christian College, will he officially dedicated at a luncheon Feb. 19 at ACC during the annual Lectureship. The housing park is be- tween EN 10th and EN 16lh Sis. (Staff Photo by John Best) ?edfon Light Snow Possible; Low Here 24 For Housing 3 Set at ACC Shcrrod Residential Park, a slud.cnt apartment housing com- plex oh Cedar Crest Drive be- tween E.N. lOlh. and E.N. IGlh Sis., will be officially dedicated al Ihe "Friends" Luncheon of the 5Gth annual Rible Lecture- ship at Abilene Christian Col- lege. The luncheon is scheduled for Tuesday. .Feb. 19 in rooms 300- 301 of the Gibson Health and Physical Education Center.-The lectureship is scheduled Feb. 17-20 on the ACC campus. Theme for the lectureship is "Discipleship." THE LUNCHEON will also in- clude a special tribute to Dr. and Mrs. B Shcrrod of Buchan- an Dam and a salute lo mem- bers of ACC's Century Club. An open house al 2 p.m. al Sherrod Residential Park will follow tfie luncheon. Dr. John C. Stevens, ACC president, will present the trib- ute to Dr. and Mrs. Shcrrod and offer the dedication speech for the new housing complex. The SI-9 million project was named in honor of the B .Sher- rod family. Shcrrod has been a member of Ihe college's Boarcf of'Trustees since 1933. He be-, came vice preisdent of Ihe hoard in 1936 and was promolcd chairmanship in 1917. He served as chairman for more than 20 years and .continues lo serve on the Senior Hoard. EACH. APARTMENT in the complex contains square feel. It includes living room, kitchen, bath, two bedrooms, and spacious closets and storage facilities. There is also plenty of paved! parking in well-lighted areas. Abiiene's architectural linn of Tittle, Lulher'and Loving made the complex's original plans, and general conlraclor Rose and Sons built the new housing. The "Salute lo Century Club members" will be presented by Milton Fletcher. Fletcher will also present.' the conccpl of ACC's annual fund drive. Lee Powell, president of Old Hickory Clay. Company of Paducah, Ky. and chairman nl ACC's Advi- sory.' Board, will be master of ceremonies. ACC's llilllop Singers will pro- v i cl e entertainment for Ihe luncheon. Tickets are ?2.50 each. More cold temperatures and a chance of light snow arc in store for (he Abilene area for the next Iwo days, forecasters at Ihe Na- lioiial Weather Service predicted Thursday. Forecaster Dale Eiihanks said it was "lob'cold upstairs for but (hat "a 20 per cent chancn of lighl snow exists for Thursday night, increasing to 30 per cent Friday. WEATHER PATTERNS caus- ing (lie conditions include a high-level, low pressure trough lo Ihe of Abilene and Ihe remnants of a cold front bring- ing in moisture from Ihe Texas coast. The I rough, now stationary, may begin to move eastward wilhin the next few days, Eu- hanks said. Temperatures have dropped all over Ihe Big Country.-Ballin- ger reported, 27 degrees Thurs- day Colorado Cily, 20; -Ure'ckci'iridgc, Sweetwaler, 23; Stamford, 23; Knox Cily, 20 and Rolan, 20. THE LOW tempeialure in Abi- lene Thursday morning was 24 degrees. With northerly winds of 109 to 20 niph. in the Abilene area, the wind chill (actor will drop (o 9 degrees, Eiihanks said. An inch or more of snow- whitened parts of the Texas P a-n li a n d 1 e. and winter's latest blast made Itself felt nearly everywhere in the stale. Al Ihe same lime there was a little rain in Southeast Te-xas and in the northeast corner of Ihe stale around Texarkana. ..Forecasters .held .out., pros- pects for even-worse weather in some light snow or ruin mixed with a big part of West Texas; scat- tered rain and possibly light snow, freezing rain or sleet in some areas of Norlh Central and Northeast Texas, and a chance for a little rain over the coaslal plains. Karly morning temperatures dived "to 12 degrees at Per- Lueders-Avoca Closes; Eulo Remaining Open Schools in the Lueders-Avo- ca district' closed Thursday after the flu bug spreading Ihrough the area crippled class attendance. Supl. Grady Avants made (he decision lale Wednesday afternoon lo close the two Lucders-Avoca schools Thurs- day and Friday. "Absences had been running about a third (33 per cent) in our said Elementary Principal Skipper Sleffens, "and aboul 50 per cent in the high school." Sleffens said (he Iwo days will be made up March 21 and 22 during Ihe scheduled spring break. OTHER SCHOOL districts, Ford Says Nixon 'Actively1 Eying Tapes Release Guard Being 'Called Out' The Texas Notional Guord is being called put again, but this an effort to recruit new mem- bers. Two local units have even cancelled weekend drills to cancentrote all its manpower in recruiting. See story, picture, Pg. 1 B. NEWS INDEX Amusemenls..............4C Bridge IOC Business Mirror 5A Business Notes 4B Classified :............6-9C Comics 5C Editorials 4A Horoscope 8A HosDilol Potion'; SB Obituaries 5A Suorls 1-3C To Your Good Health..... IOC TV Loa 4C Women's News 2.3B WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Gerald li. Ford said today President Nixon lold him lhal release of key Watergate tapes and summaries "is being actively considered.1' Ford said al a news confer- ence he thinks "it's a matter of liming" as lo when the release will be made. However, when asked if thai meant the material concerning conversations between Presi- dent Nixon and John Dean III would at sonic poinl be re- leased, the vice president re- plied that "ft have no specific information." Ford said Nixon lold him about 10 days ago of the pos- sible plans lo release the mate- rial. However, Ford said said he believes Nixon's attorneys will make s o m recommendation "al the appropriate lime." Three limes during Hie news conference, Ford said he doesn't plan lo examine Ihe While [louse material himscll anil lhat "I have complete faith" in Senate GOP -Leader Hugh Scotl's interpretation that il. backs Nixon's denial of knowledge of Ihe Watergate cover-up. Asked if this implies he lacks failh in special prosecutor Leon .laworski's contention lhat he has seen nothing lo indicate thai Dean lied in saying Nixon knew of Ihe cover-up, Ford re- pealed his staleniem of failh in Sent! and said, "we'll lei the record speak for ilself." In response lo several lions aboul Ihe House Judiciary Committee's investigation of whether Presidenl Nixon should he impecched. Ford said he ex- pects "reasonable cooperalion by Ihe White House de- mands for material." However, he said "each case must be decided on its individ- ual merits" and that the broad subpoena powers granted by the House would not permit Ihc panel to ga on broad fishing expdilion without refin- ing Ihe rcqucsl and relating il" lo specific grounds for impeach- ment, which Wednesday had been contemplating closing until Ihe flu "epidemic" eases, did nol close Thursday. Supt. Mac Coppinger decided lale Wednesday nol to close his schools although ab- senteeism that day was up lo 18 per cent. few students came back to school al he said. 1 checked to see how long the absent ones had been out. Some had been out three days, so I just look a t'hance (on keeping school open) since Ihis Ilu is supposed lo run its course in 72 he ex- plained. Coppinger said he-was re- lieved Thursday morning to find absenteeism had dropped lo Id per cent.. Merkel Supl. Mack Fisher said Thursday lhat ID slu- denls who had been absent Wednesday returned to school Thursday, eliminating I h e need for a possible shut-down of classes. lold The Heportcr-iVews Wednesday that absences had been increasing steadily all week, peaking al II per cent Wednesday. Thursday, howev- er, Ihe rale had dropped lo nine per cent. "I was pleasantly surprised -when I gol Ihe reports he said. "I had been almost afraid to come lo school." NO DECISION1 had been made by early morning Thurs- day whether Wylie schools would be closed Friday. Supl. V. II. I.everetl had in- dicated Wednesday lhal a closing was possible if absen- tee levels lopped lo per cent. The rale Wednesday was nine per cenl. Hud Shelton, Wylic High as- .sislanl principal, said the prin- cipals planned to meel wilh I.everclt later Thursday lo re- view allendance reports for I lie day and make a final deci- sion. rylou, just outside the Pan- handle snow bell, and 15 at Amarillo, which had one inch of snow on Ihe ground and more falling. The mercury clipped lo 19 al UalharL. and Lull- bock, 25 "at Midland-Odessa, Wichita 'Falls -and Wink, 2C at Abilene and .10 at Mineral Wells. Readings at oilier points ranged from Ihe middle 'Ms into Ihe 40s except for a 52 at McAllen and 58 al Hrownsville in the Rio Grande Val- ley. An uncomfortable chill sup- planted springlike wealher of the pasl several days in many sections, some of which warm- ed enough lo start a few early spring flowers lo bud. Collier air enveloped (he stale behind a cold front which swept all Ihe way lo Ihe Gulf of Mexi- co and moved offshore by late Wednesday, also extending into Mexico south of flrownsville. Top temperatures for Hie- day wen! no higher than 30 degrees at Amarillo behind the frontal system. Al the same time the mercury hit (he nation's high of 89 al McAllen before. Ihe colder air arrive. WEATHER U.I. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Wealher Senvde (Weal her Pg. IB) ABILENE AND VICINITY (40-tnile rodiui) cloudy and continued cold today and Friday willi a chjrce ol Jigbt snow fonighl and Friday, al 10 lo 70 mph, High loday and Frirtny in the lower 30s. Low lonight in [he mid 20s. PrcbsbiMy ol snow is 20 per cent laniQM Increasing lo 30 per ceil Friday. Higli and [or 74 hours ending f a.m.: JO and H'gh and somr dole last year: iY and 30. Suns el fosl nirjhl: (oclay lunsel Heath National lhat the negotiators said we're intended lo "let the trucks the negotiators said. Secretary of Labor Peter J. llronnan, appearing on an news' program, said; Ihe settlement involve the yovi: crnment's new 'willingness '.Ho: impose Ihe surcharge on freipt, rales and to study some ot Ufi" other problems pointed out ;by- (he truckers. 1 ISrcnnan said' there would'bT no rollback on fuel prices thai he did jiol expect the cujr- 'I'finl freeze on 'diescl fuel cosjs at the pump lo remain in effect longer than one month. Two of Ihe stumbling blocks, mentioned truckers earlier were no 'government assur- ances that the freeze would last long enough lo allow the Inter- slate Commerce Commission to complete action on Ihe passed through tuel costs provision, and (he lack of a surcharge to cover increased costs other than fuel. Hreiuian said both the De- partment ot Transportation and the ICC had agreed lo study some of Ihe. other problems raised by the linkers. He said some of the problems were as much as -10 years old. Bremian said the. governmehl had no idea just many men the negotiating committee actually could claim lo repre- sent: adding: :'RealIy I don't know it anyone (on Ihe nego- lialmg comniillee) was a legal The agreement was an- nounced shortly afler 5 a.m. EDT following a six-hour bar- gaining session among Ihe tru- ckers' six man negolialing comniillee, Pennsylvania Gov. llillon .1. Shapp, and three ad- minislralion nflicials- headed by special presidential assistant .1. Uscry Jr. "The owner-operator got caught in a squeeze and we Ihuik Ihcse measures will en- able dim lo slay even as we let others Usery said at a joint news conference attended Ijy Hie (nickers and Shapp. William Hill of Pittsburgh, who represents steel haulers in 13 slates, said he would go into Ihe field with (he agreement to explain it lo liis members. "Weare asking our people lo slay home and don't get in- volved 'n violence iinlil ive come back with the agreement and they understand Hill said. Until then, he added, "il will lake a few days to gear up." Usery said I hey mel all day with various government ofli- cials "lo see Ihe trucker gets what's due him." Shapp, who organized the ne- gotiations and was responsible holding (he talks together for four days, volunteered to help inform truckers about the agreement. The governor said he fell Ihe action thai ought to be taken by Ihe federal government "will permit the independent lrii: ckers lo return to work and earn a decent living." e.vhaiislfd by Ihe arduous and complex negotia- tions, Shapp praised the "spirit and good faith" shown by all sides which throughout lht lalks displayed a "willingness In compromise." Calls Vote By I'KTHII ICI1KKT Associated Press IVriter LONDON (AP) Prime Minister Kdward Heath today tailed a national elcciion for Feb. 28. and asked the nation's coal miners lo poslpone their strike for the duration of Hie campaign. The walkout is due to begin Sunday. Joe Gonnley. head of Ihe miners said il was his personal view "lhat we ought nol lo fighl an election in Ihe current climate and therefore a strike ought to be deferred. But thai is for Ihe Executive to de- cide." The Kxcciilivc, Hie un- ion's policy-making body, is scheduled lo discuss ihn mailer Friday. llcalli acted wilh IS months slill in in liis five-year levin. Inn nmliT Ihe British political system the prime minister se- lects Ihe election date. Britain has been limping along on s three-day work week since Jan. 1 because of a gov- ernment campaign lo conserve energy. A strike by Ihe miners would drastically reduce slocks of conl thai supply 70 per cent of Britain's electricity and could hall industry by spring. Heath's announcement said Parliament will be dissolved Friday, and Ihe newly elected Parliament will convene March 12. II said Queen Elizabeth II would cut short a visit to Aus- tralia and return home March I. The queen must be here to appninl as prime minister Ihe leader of the political parly lhal controls a majority in Ihe House of Commons. Heath's Conservatives now hold scats in the chamber.' ;