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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - March 28, 1974, Abilene, Texas WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 93RD YEAR, NO. 284 PHONE G73-4271 ABILENE, T1CXAS. 79604, THURSDAY EVENING, MARCH 28, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Associated Press (IP) NE Kissinger Talks Termed Failure By EIJJE HUCKER Early Morning Rail Whistle 'Addictive' So me thing happens mil liy my liousc every 24 hours and I want ID know why? I moved (o Alillcnc (which I love) from a city 10 limes its size be- cause of the noise, traffic ami such. But never was 1 awakened by the shrill train lhal greets everyone here lo a.m. Now my question lire (he engineers mail at the world because they have lo go to work? Could they he jockeying fur some kind of position? Perhaps it's a new kind of that only railroaders can appreciate? There couldn't he but a few cars Irav- .cling at that Hour. Yet they blow and blow. I liavc an uncle uho's been an engineer for 30 years here. I'm wonder- ing what shift he works. He seems all right, however.. If you could hoar this whistle just once you'd be hooked as we all have become. Hooked by whistles but not by choice. A. You're not the first to howl about Hie iiliisllc. We've never beard it but we've sure icard lots about it. The whistle two longs, i short and a long is a warning for )eople near the crossing that a train is on Trainmaster Kennedy says it's re- quired by Hie uniform code of operating rules al all road crossings and furthermore it's lo lie repealed, if necessary, until the engine occupies the crossing. Some cities have passed ordinances against il but Assistant City Manager John Hiilchel says he personally would never rec- ommend an ordinance outlawing il. lie thinks we're fortunate in liaving tew major accidents claiming lives at railroad cross- ings. The whistle is an important safety factor especially since trains run right through the center of town. Had you thought of moving lo another neighborhood? Or ear- plugs? Q. >Vc want to set up a small ucedle- 1 craft and gift shop in Winters. How would we contact suppliers of yam, nce- dlccrafls, kit crafts, costume Jewelry and household gifts? And where do we go lo find how (o manage a small biisi- By BAItHV SCHVVE1D. Associated Tress Writer LONDON Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger flew toward home lodsy with Soviet proposals t'nat fall far short of the "conceptual breakthrough" needed lo pro- duce, a new treaty limiting nu- clear weapons. Hut while acknowledging this failure, a senior American official said President Nixon intends lo go ahead with a summit mecling with Leonid 1. Brezhnev, Ihc Sovicl Com- munist party leader, in Mos- cow in early summer. Without detailing the differ- ences, the official said flatly "What they gave us is not ac- ceptable." lie added, however, that the United Stales would try to come up with counterpropos- als, and (hat Kissinger proba- A. SCORE is your best bel. It's the Serv- ice Corps of Retired Executives and its purpose is to counsel with people like you who want lo start a business. Drop a note lo (irady Hughes at 1510 Sylvan. Give him a timo and date when you can meet lu'm at the Abilene Chamber of Commerce. He'll round up oilier SCORE members, have Ihcm on liand lo advise you. Q. My fishbowl leaked water onto the fop of my walnut buffet and led wliitc spots. How do I get them off? A. Sometimes a little peppcrminl oil or camphor oil on a damp cloth or a cloth wrung' out of warm water containing a few drops of ammonia, will remove the spots. If not, strip the surface with varnish and stain remover, re-slain the top of the buffet, then varnish. Or call a professional furniture re- finisher and holler You'll probably be more satisfied with Hie end result if you let the pros handle it. 0- I have an allergy and can't drink cow's milk or cat bread with wheat in it. Docs anyone sell goat's milk here or bread without wheat1.' A. One of Hie health food stores (we've sent you the name) carries canned goat's milk and will special order rice bread Uial doesn't contain a drop of wheat. It's not bad lasling, we're told, but heavy as a brick and vei7 crumbly. This particular store has soy bread and artichoke flour bread in stock vvhicli contains a small amount of wheat but many people on wheat-free diets can handle Ihcm without problems. Address questions to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 7960J. Names will not lie used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please Include tel- ephone numbers if possible. Time for the Elephant Elephants lead Hie animal parade walking toward Madison Square Garden iu micUown. New York City Wednesday, heralding Hie arrival of "The i.'. 'M if Greatest Show on Earth." The circus opened Thursday at the Garden. (AP Wirephoto) U.S. Not Expected to Pay Ransom HERJIOSILLO, Mexico (AP) The United Stales government is not expected to meet a ransom de- mand reported, for an Ameri- can commercial attache who disappeared last Friday. Reliable government sources in Washington said the ransom demand for John Pallet-son, 31, of Philadelphia, Pa., was slipped under Ihe door of Ihe consulale in this northern Mexican city. The sources said il was signed by the People's Revolutionary Army of Mexico. Killing Claimed In Self-Defense BAIItD in Ihe murder trial of Army Spec. 5 James Allen of Ab- ilene, was to begin here Thurs- day morning before a 10-man, two-woman jury in 42nd District Court. Hatchelt is charged in the Kept. 11 shotgun death! of D. R. WiUingham, 39, of Rt. 1, Ham- by, who was the stepfather of Halchelt's estranged wife. One of Ilatchelt's attorney, A. Streakers Get Five Days in Roman Jail ROME (AP) A Rome court today convicted Iwo American youlhs or commil- ling acts against public decen- cy by slreaking across St. Pe- ter's Square. They were sen- tenced to live days in jail. The pair, Raymond .Johnson, 20, Portsmouth, N.H., and Robert Mesnard, 20, Devon, Pa., were arvesled last Salur- day night and had already served the five days in Pome's Rebibbia prison. They were expected to be released Irom custody later in the day. The court also sentenced Johnson to an additional 15 days for originally giving po- lice a false name, bnl Ihc son- lencc was suspended. The youllis originally were charged with committing ob- scene acts and with resisting arrest. David Dibagno of Grecnsburg, Pa., arrested ful- ly clolbed near SI. Peter's Square shortly after the two streakers were apprehended, also was charged wilh resist- ing arrest. The prosecutor asked that this charge against all three be dismissed and Ihc court agreed. The court also agreed to re- duce the obsccnily charge against Johnson and Mcsnard lo indecency. The prosecutor told Ihe court that slreaking was a "velum to and should not be considered obscene. Eul he said running nude in such a selling as the Vatican required some punishment In discourage repetition. L. (Dusty) Rhodes of Abilene, told prospective jurors Wednes- day that he would prove that Hatchelt killed WiUingham in self-defense and added, "I think he went nuls." A plea of temporary insanity had been expected and there had been much legal wrangling over a slate-ordered psychiatric examination of Hatchelt prior to the trial. Criminal Disl. Ally. Ed Payn- ler is alleging that shot Willingliam three limes with a shotgun, and he qualified Ihc prospective jurors on both de- fenses of temporary insanity and self-defense. Chosen as jurors were Ihe Rev. Glenn L, Ward of Clyde, .Mrs. lioy V. Hill of HI. I, Clyde; Beth Whitehead of Baird, C. J. Slrenglh of Cross Plains, Fred- dy M. Tatoni of Cross P'ains, James T. Welch of Hyde, James R. Jlinalra of PI. 1. Clyde, Ben P. Slcphcnson of liaird, Benny R. Everett of HI. 2. Abilene, J. C. Waggonir ol Clyde, Charles llollis Blanks of HI. 1, Clyde and Stephen I.ewis Fortune of HI. 1, Cross Plains. WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Wcalher Service [WeaDior Map, Pg. 7C) ABILENE AND VICINITY (10 mile radius) Clear 10 parity today through Friday, A lltllo cooler tonight ond Friday. Southerly 15-74 mpll be- coming westerly lole this ar.d loniqhi. Hlflh today mid low lonlTM upper Hloh Ffjrtay. upper 70i. Wind In elfecl on area Inhes. Hinh crd low for 34 hours ending 9 a.m.: It ar.d ol. Hlqli and low tame dale lost vwf. 7i on-i 11. Sunid lull nrghl; sunrise ItxJav: suniel lortiglil: The U.S. government is op- posed to meeting Ihe demands of foreign kidnapers. the American consul-general in Guadalajara, Tcrrance G. Lconhardy, was abducted last Jlay and leftist guerrillas de- manded ransom for him, his family had lo borrow Ihe money from three Guada- lajara banks lo gel him back. Patterson, his and young daughter moved three months ago to Ilermosillo.JSO miles soulh of the Arizona border. The Mexican attorney general's office said lie was -last seen at a.m. Friday when lie drove away from the consulale with an unidentified U.S. citizen. The automobile was found abandoned several hours.laler. Neither "cxicah nor U.S. of- ficials have shed any light on who Patterson's companion was, nor have they said if lie also is missing. Visitors lo U.S. consulates in Mexico usually have lo sign in. Palterson's kidnaping was not announced until Wednes- day and Ihe delay was not cx- plained. First public word of Ihe kid- naping rame al a news confer- ence held Wednesday morning by U.S. Ally. Gen. William Saxbe in Washington in which he announced lhal he was can- celling a planned trip lo Mexi- Weekend Weather Foreseen as Mild Partly cloudy skies and mild temperatures are predicted through Ihe weekend wilh a slight chance of thundershowers Saturday night, forecasters at the National Wealher Service said Thursday. A cold front west of Abilene is expected lo lower temperatures slightly Thursday night and Fri- day with Friday's high expected in the upper 70s. Forecaster Jerry O'Bryanl said lo look for cloud-covered mornings and partly cloudy af- ternoons through Ihe. weekend and predicted a very slight chance of lliundcrshowcrs. co City. A short lime laler, (he-Slate Department confirmed the in- cident. Justice Department, spokes- man John Huslien said Saxbc was never told that U.S. au- thorities were keeping the kid- naping secret 'and was una- ware when he mentioned it lhal Ihe Stale Department had been keeping il under wraps. Bankshares Step Okayed Approval has been received from the board of governors of Ihe Federal ReseiTe Systran, for First Abilene Hankshares Inc., an Abilene based multi-bank holding company, lo acquire the remaining shares of slock of Bank of Commerce in Abilene. Tlie announcement was made Thursday by Waller Johnson, president ci[ First Abilene Rank- shares Inc. The approval conslilnles one of the final sleps in a series of acquisitions which began last April 24, when First Abilene Bankshares acquired all of the shares of stock of First Nalioual Bank of Abilene. APPROVAL TO acquire all of the shares of stock of Hereford Slale Bank in Hereford was granted Jan. 3. 1974. First Abilene Bankshares presently owns of Ihe out- standing shares of slock of Bank ol Commerce. The proposed acquisitions arc in the forms of exchange offers by Hie holding company lo Ihc slockholdcrs of the Hereford Slalc Bank and Bank of Com- merce. The terms of the offers will lie set forth in a prospectus which is anticipated to lie mailed Thursday. The 1973 year end statement of Hie Ihrce subsidiary banks, presuil and proposed, showed lolal nssels of the Rank of Com- merce of lolal assels of Hereford Slale Bank of and lolal assels of First ivalional Bank of Abilene of S bly will go back to Moscow in Jlay. In the meantime he will al 509 K.N. Family members have re- quested lhal any remembrances in the form of contribulions lo Ihe West Texas Rehabililalion Center, First Baptist Church or Ifardiu-Simmrjiis Universitv. Cliff Robertson To Emcee Dinner CLIFF actor due here Actor Cliff Iloberlson. an ao live general aviation pilot, wilt serve as master of ceremonies at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the sec- ond annual Hcgioncl Flight In- slruclor of Ihe Year Award Presentation and Banquet in Ihe Civic Center. Don Rondick. District Flight Inslmctor winner, will lie pre- sented the Ifeginnal Flight In- slvuclor award by Henry L. Newman, director of Ihc Fedcr- al A v i a I i o n Administration's scullwesl region. II 0 11 K It T S 0 N. who has starred on stage, screen and no.v (o receive award It-lcvision, is the owner of sever- al antique aircraft and lias marie many aviation safely films. The Abilene Chamber of Com- merce's Aviation Committee, Abilene Aero Inc. and the FAA arranged lo have Ihis year's presentation and banquet in Abi- lene. Tickets for Ihe banquet are They will not be sold al the door. Fur lickcls wriic by Fri- day lo: FAA, General Aviation District Officer, Itoom 201 Mca- chiim Field, Furl Worth, Tex, 7GIIIG. i ;