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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - January 22, 1974, Abilene, Texas "WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR COES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS If 93HD YEAR, NO. 219 PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79G04, TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1974 PAGISS IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Prat Up to U.S. By ELI .IE RUCKER 'Bed' Preparation Needed for Planting Q. I'm a first-time.gardener and this spring I.wan! lo plant summer squash, carrots, green onions, head lettuce, cauliflower, bell pepper and cantaloupe. Will they all grow, here? Which ilo 1 slarl from.seeds and which from plants? When .do 1 plant? Should Hie seeds he started Indoors? A. Good-.questions'. A liltle basic garden Information should be timely. They'll all grow here. Plant cv'erj'Ihing outdoors except heir peppers, slart them from seed indoors right now. Plant cauli- Ilowe'r seeds at once, if not .sooner. Plant onion plants, carrot seeds, letture seeds in February. About Easter, the Johnson grass comes up, plant your squash and can- taloupe seed. "And don'l pleads our garden expert Paula Carter, "to'prepare the bed before you plant." She had a friend who carefully planted his first garden in Febru- ary, had to get Die vegetables out with a pick axe that slimmer. Loosen the soil first and add some phosphorus. Q. How. much docs-K cost to gel a birth ccrllficatc from Austin and how do get one? A. A check for to the Department of Health, Birth Certificate Depl., should do it. Include four things: name, when and Where you were born and your father's name. If your certificate isn't there, your check will he relumed and you'll be mailed instruc- tions as to what lo do next, says our County Clerk Mrs. Chester Hulcheson. Q. I need some hcln getting tickets for the Lawrence Wclk show. My father's 81 and just lives for his show every Satur- day night. He's really looking forward 'to seeing him in person. He can't walk loo good or cliiuh slops so I need four seals right down In front in the Iloor section where he .can sec. We live In Colcjnan; by the time they slarl selling tickets, I nilghl not gel one because I ivork.' A. 1[ Action Line could gel front row tick- ets for everyone who's asked, the front vow 'would have to three blocks long. We're gonna stay out of that; besides we're not loo hoi in the ticket department. But don't worry about scats, everyone will have an equal chance at the front row. H Hie Wclk show is handled here like it is in oilier cities, lickets will be sold by mail only for Iwo weeks, what's left will be sold at Hie box office. And clon'l worry about stairs either. You can enter by .ramp and pel to Die second floor by ramp.' If your dad's in a wheelchair you should say so on your ticket request. Watch the paper. When tickcls go on sale, you'll read about it. (J.'Some, bushes .need.culling on the corner of Walrtcmar and l.cggcd. I've considered sneaking out In the night and wilting them myself but Ihc more I thought about it, I fell foolish. The hush- es have caused several accidents; no one's been killed hill coming nt( AVaWc- mar yon sure can'l sec approaching cars on Legged. How do we get rid of (he bushes? A The City Traffic Engineer promised lo drive by and lake a look. If ho thinks the bushes 'are causing a traffic hazard, he'll ask the owner to cut them. If an owner won't cut when a hazard is determined, the city will and the owner will be hilled for the chopping. Q. Why did they take off "1'cylo'n fs It coming hack? Its vcnliice- iiienl "How to Survive a isn't nearly as good. A. It's not coming back. It's been replaced for the duration because of low ratings na- tionally. Peyton Place may have a good- audience in Abilene hut we're not tak- en into consideration in the national viewer surveys. Address (lueslions (o Action Line, Bos 38, Abilene, Texas 736W. Names will not he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers if possible.____________ ALGIERS. Algeria (AP) President Anwar Sadat of Egypt praised the 'United States' Middle ICasI policy to- day and hinted.he thought the Arab oil embargo on the United Stales could be altered. "1 can now sincerely say that the United Slales has adopted a new policy, thai there is. a sig- nificant, though not total, said at a news conference in'Algiers. Asked If he thought the ban on Arab oil shipments to the; 1 Elderly Due New Program With funding settled and plans approved, local officials say that a new pro- gram for the county's 'eld- erly should begin operation by the end of January. Story, Pg. IB. Amusemenls 6B Business Mirror 3A. Bridoe 3A Classified 3-6C Comics 7B Editorials 4A Horoscope 3 A, Hosoiral Patisnts 28 Obituaries 88 Soorls.............. T-) Your Good Health......6A TV Lea 68 TV Scout AB Women's News........... 38 United Stales should be modi- fied, he replied: "For every change in the American position, it is neces- sary for the Arabs lo make an klonlieal change toward the United States." Sadat said that Ihree inonlhs ago the U.S. position in the Middle East was "fundamental- ly pro-Israeli, under pretext o( a balance of forces in Ihe re- gion." He implied today lhal the military disengagement agree- ment concluded last week wilh Israel under' U.S. auspices rep- resented the significant shift in U.S. Mideast policy. Sadat Monday in Al- giers as part of a lour of Arab slales to explain why he agreed .to disengagement. Despite Sadat's stand that the Arabs should reciprocals in some way for U.S. policy, Arab newspapers were reporting that the Arabs apparcully wore not budging from their oil embar- go. Sadat came (o Algeria afler talking with King Faisal of Saudi Arabia, the ruler of Ku- wail and leaders of oilier oil producing countries. Algeria, another oil producer, has joined the embargo but with liltle practical effect since petroleum exports to the United Slales were small. Shipments of natural gas, however, have continued. Sadat emphasized the dis- engagement accord was purely a military pact "without politi- cal significance." "Those who give it other than a military dimension are mak- ing a he added. The remark was evidently meant to undercut claims by Palestinian extremists that Ihe accord was a sellout of Pale- stinian rights. The Kgyiillan presdenl said no political talks with Israel could .jtake place at Geneva without a prior disengagement agreement belwee-n Syria and the Jewish state. "We must conclude military disengagement on the Syrian froiil before speaking with our Syrian and.'Palestinian brolhws about their participation at the Geneva he de- clared. "Their participation is not subject to discussion or ob- jection." He referred to Israeli objec- tions lo independent Palestinian participation at Ihe Geneva talks. The guerrillas were nnl inviled to the initial session last December. 8 to 10 POWs Said Still Held Ice-Bound Puppet Show ear-old Nodja Salnnick, of. Wilkes-Rarre, Pa., stages a puppet show on an ice-covered garbage pail and peers through a hole in the ice-bound handle. Cold and icy weather continued to grip some sections of the East. (AP Wii'cphoto) Morton Wants Off-Shore Oil Leasing Increased 10 Times fiy STAN BENJAMIN Associated Press Wrller WASHINGTON (AP) Inte- rior Secretary Rogers C.B. Morton wants to multiply off- shore oil leasing to ten times its 1973 rale, within the next few years. Morion also said in an inter- view that his department would get more than ?50 mil- lion for, coal-production re- search in fiscal 1975 It) start a rapid expansion of coal re- search. Although his department has been overshadowed by the new Federal Energy Office, Morion said it was still Interi- or's "massive responsibility" to increase the nation's coal, oil and gas resources. In Interior leased A WEEK-fNDER around one million acres of federal offshore areas for oil and gas development, and Morton had planned to in- crease the leasing rale lo three million acres a year by 1976, a department spokesman said. Now, Morion said in the in- terview, he expects Ihe rate to reach that three-million-acre mark this year, then perhaps jump lo live million in 1975 and soar lo ten million acres per year "for a conplc of years thereafter." Morion also said lhal he wants to begin consideration of a joint U.S.-Canadian pipe- line for natural gas Irom the Arctic, and he- suggested he might invite himself along on a visit planned by .energy chief William 10. Simon lo Ca- nadian energy minister Don- ald McDonald. lly MIKK WATERS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (Al1) The Norlh Vietnamese are still holding eight lo 10 Americans as prisoners of war in an effort to force them to disclose techni- cal information, Rep. Benjamin Oilman said today. Oilman, who recently re- turned from a fact-finding lour of Laos, said he oblained testi- mony from a leader of Men Tribesmen. The New York He- publican said Meo testimony is considered as highly reliable by Lao officials. Oilman said he, could not get information on Ihc identity of the men, when they were cap- tured or where llicy are being held. But Oilman said he as- sumed it was in the "Norlh Vietnamese Oilman said he got the infor- mation after flying to the Lao- tian field, headquarters for (he rescue .of American, .It was there, Oilman said, that he Superintendent's Field Down to 5 Abilene School Board mem- bers have completed their inter- views with the top eight candi- dates for superintendent of schools and have reduced the list to five, says Board Presi- dent C.G. Whillen. The last, interview was fin- ished Monday evening, Whillen said. "Now we'll begin the proc- ess of a closer investigation of the top five candidates." HE EXPECTS a decision to be made by the board no later than March 1. Supt. A. E. Wells retires on July 1. The board was given a list ol. eight top candidates by a three- man committee composed of Dr. Donald McDonald, acting dean of Texas Tech's College of Edu- cation; Dr. Jack Elder, profes- sor of education at North Texas Stale; and Dr. Lorrin Kcnna- mer, dean of the University of Texas College of Education. The two local applicants, Dr. Joe Slarnes and Dr. Harold Brinson (both assistant superin- were the last to be interviewed. Whillen said bolh are among Ihe lop five candi- dates. learned of Hie POWs. "Gen. Vang Pao, command- ing general of military region II, informed rue that he had reliable information that nine American pilots are now being held by the Nortii Viet- namese for providing any tech- nical information they wight Oilman said. Vicious Stickups Continue in Dallas DALLAS (Al1) Robbers wounded three more victims in Dallas stickups Monday. Police said Ihe gunmen cold- bloodedly shot the trio after de- manding money, following a pattern which has seen seven food store clerks slain licve. in seven weeks and twice thai 'many wounded. One, of .the latest victims, Al- bert Binley, 52, lold officers he 'apparently survived because, bullet merely grazed his fore- head and he dropped lo the flour, playing neat! until two holdup men departed. IVmley lold detectives Ihe pair, in their 20s and sporting Atro-slyle hairdos, levelled a pistol al him and ime pulled Ihe trigger while he stood between Iwo counters. After the gun misfired, Binley said lie seized cans of fond off Ihe shelves and Baylor Sets Ties With Scott-While HOUSTON (API An affili- ation agreement lias been an- nounced by Baylor College of Medicine in Houston anil the ScolL and White complex in Temple. Dr. Joseph Merrill, Bay- lor's executive vice president, said the agreement is Ihe first of its kind between a medical school and a private clinic The affiliation was reported jointly Monday by Dr. Michael E. Dcfiakcy, president of Bay- lor; Dr. E. 0. Hradfielrt, presi- dent of the Scotl and White Clinic; Dr. Uichard D. Ilaines, president of the Scolt and While Memorial Hospital, and Ihe Si-all, Sherwood and Brindley Foundation. 73 Inflation Rate 27-Year High ...if the sure- way lo get your Safe) Mcitogei the buycrY hapdii IS WORDS 3 DAYS 1? per word Additional wordl )S' each No ptione orders Cnih in advance Deadline Z pm liiuriday No UllCHC RCPORUR-NCWS WASHINGTON (AP) With fuel prices leading Ihe way, consumer prices jumped sharp- ly in December and closed out 1973 with Ihe worst inflalion record in 27 years, Ihc govern- ment reported today. The Bureau of Labor Statis- tics said Ihe Consumer Vrice Index rose by five-lcnths of one per ccnl last month seasonally adjusted. Allhough the rise was less than Ihc eight-tenths ot one per cent increase in each of Ihe. previous two months, it was still high by normal standards. Unadjusted, the increase was seven-tenths of one per ccnl, matching November's rise. December's increase pushed consumer prices up 8.8 per cent for the year, the largest annual increase since the removal of World AVar II price controls. AVIIh prices rising faster than income, the bureau reported thai real spendable earnings weekly alter laxes pay stripped, of Ihc cffecls of inflalion fell onc-lenlh of one per cent in De- cember, the lliircl consecutive monthly decline. Over the past year, real spend- able 'earnings declined three per cent, wilh about half nf the drop caused by inllalion and half by lax increases. The government's index of consumer prices rose in De- cember' to 138.5. meaning lhal it cost lo buy a variety ot goods that cost in 1067, Ihe base period. The government said higher prices for energy products gasoline, heating oil, elec- tricity, natural gas and coal accounted for marc than a third of the increase in Decem- ber's prices and reflected the effects of Ihe Arab oil embargo. Food and mortgage interest costs also conlributcd sig- nificantly lo the rise, Ihe bu- reau said, but the increases were moderated somewhat by price declines on some food items, used cars and properly taxes. Food prices rose Ihrcc-tcnlhs of one per cent last month, sea- sonally adjusted, and were up nine tenths of one per cent unadjusted. Commodities oilier than [ood rose seven-tenths of one per cent, matching November's ad- justed rise, and six-tenths of one per cent unadjusted. Services wore up of one per cent. Ihc same as in Xovember bul less than Ihc 1.1. per cent jump in October. The S.8. per cent jump in con- sumer prices last year com- pared wilh Ihe increase ot 5.4 per cent in I072, The Nixon ad- ministration early this year hart hoped lo hold inilalion lo under three per cent in Iml abandoned its forecast a.s food prices soared last spring. The forecast for this year is for more of the same sharp in- flation as in 1071 The government attributed aboul half of last year's rclail price jump on a 20.1 per cent increase in food prices. Fond prices snared in the first quarter before modcraling and dropping lo a 0.2 per cent annual rate of increase in Hie final three months. But as the food price rise slowed, prices of other commodities climbed rap- idly in Ihe fourth quarter main- ly due lo sharp increases in and fuel oil prices, the government said. Gasoline prices jumped 4.4 per cent last month and were up 19-7 per cent above a year ago fuel oil rose 11.4 per cent for Ihe month and -16.8 per cent over the year, the largest increases on record. rood purchased in grocery stores rose nine-tenths of one por cent in December with higher prices tor dairy prod- ucts, processed fruit and vege- tables, cereals ami bakery producls. Egg and fresh vege- table prices rose but not as high as usual in December while meat and poultry prices declined six-tenths of one per cent, the government said. Average weekly earnings were in December, com- pared with a year ear- lier. These figures were hcfoi'C iidjuslmonl for inflation. hurled them at the gunman be- fore a bullet glanced oft his head and he fell. The bandils. emptied his cash register and fled. Police said Alfred Balch, .62, and Alyih Fielder were shot down at a carpenter's .union ball when three men walked in, demanded money, then began shooting when.Ihe pair refused to turn over their money. A hospital attendant irtan said Balch-was in- critical con: dilion. Dark oi Night Brings Day's High High temperatures always are reached during the afternoon when the sun conies out and warms things up, right? Wrong. It didn't work out that way Tuesday anyway. The high for the day'was reached shortly after midnight at G4 degrees, ac- cording lo .lack Kchnahcl of the National Weather Service, and it's been dropping ever since. AHH.KNE HAD a record- breaking 83-degree high Monday and things stayed pleasant until a Pacific front passed Ihrougli about 2 a.m. followed by anoth- er fronl about a.m. Schnabel said Monday's warm temperatures were caused by a low pressure system from Amarillo to southern Colorado which drew southerly winds across Abilene, causing com- pression of tlie air and a warm- ing effect. The colder temperatures will be accompanied by increasing cloudiness, but Forecasters give only an oulsidc 20 per cent chance for rain. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Nalienol Service (Weather Map, pg. 2B1 ABILENE AND VICINITY 140-mile radius) Increasing cloudiness and cold- er chance al rain today and lonighl. Decrcasina cloudings and cooler V.'enrcsdav NorthMy 10-30 miles per hour, diminishing tonight. Falling lures Irday. High I his aflernoon i" Hie upper ids, low lonigM neor 30, high Wednesday in Ihe row-jls. per cent chance of rain- Today and fonTghf. Kign and (or 24 hours ending 9 a.m.: S3 ,ind 42. IHiah arid low Hirnt dale last year: 51 and 3J. Sunscl last nighl: sunrise sunse< lonighl: 'Hot Dots' Aid Students in Dark BISMARCK. N.D. (AP) Uccanse of Ihe suilch lo Day- liglil Saving Time, Ihe Norlh Dakota highway deparlmenl has undertaken an experiment lo reduce Ihe risk lo children walking to school in the dark. It involves issuing more than "hoi dols" lo pu- pils in Ihe Bismarck and .Man- dan areas. The dols can be stuck lo clothing, and they relied auto- mobile headlights for up lo feet. If they work, they'll be distributed stalcwide. "Several forms of feedback will be initialed shorlly lo evaluate the program effec- said Ed l.ncppke, traffic safely programs direc- tor. "Wi- encourage drivers lo call in or submit their evalua- tion ,of the hot dots, ;