Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENStTO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT '..MTH YEAR. NO. 141 .PHONE 6734271 ABILENE, TEXAS 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 6, PAGES IN FOUR SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Prtsi Ohio Firm Acquires Westgate ANXIOUS MOMENTS FOR TOP DEMOS Moods Improve Somber facial studies turned to smiles Tues- day night as Democrats notched victories in Hie ofl-y'ear general elec- tioiij Above, House Speaker Carl Albert of Oklahoma and Demo- cratic Chairman Robert Strajiss are serious ear- ly ifi the evening but. obviously later' on, at left. Albert is at left in both photo- graphs from Washing- ton, The Democrats swept to increased mav- gins in both branches of the 94th Congress. (AP Wire-photos) ALL SMILES LATER ON National Election Coverage Inside Election (ables, 8, 9.V 'Texas congressional roundup, Pg. 3C 'U.S. House roundup, Pg. 3C U.S. Senate Roundup, Pg. 4C National governor roundup, Pg. JA State legislative roundup, Pg. 8A i roundup, Fg. 70 By JIM CONLEV Reporter-News Slaff Writer The square -loot Westgate Shopping Capital has been acquired by a Cleveland, Ohio, real estate investment corporation under a loan agreement which would allow purchase of the center for million. Thomas J. Hartigan, presl dent of First Union Heal Es- 4ate Investments, said Wednesday his company is planning major capital Im- provements to enhance tlie center. Closbig date on the sale was Nov. 1, he said in announcing acquisition. He said the center Is the 17th to be added to the invest- ment portfolio o( First Union, which will have.-a local man- ager for Weslgate, Bob Ku- charski. HARTIGAN SAID that WeSl: gate is approximately 98 per cent occupied, with the major tenants being Montgomery Ward, J.C. Penney, Singer, TRtY and M-System Foods. The Ward store is compa- ny-owned, however, said Har- tigan, and not part of the transaction. He said the real estate in- vestment firm has entered into a loan agreement which gives it an option to purchase Ihe center for million. Wilfred L. Cotrs, First Union assistant vice president, represented First Union in the transaction, which was negoti- ated by Dennis Tiirnbull wilh Senter Realty of Abilene, act- ing as agent for the estate of Isaac Newton (Jack) Hughes. The estate was represented by the trustee, II. S. Higgin- botham of The property Includes enough land for at least square feet of expan- sion of the center, said Harti- the transaction in- cludes .an option -li> purchase additional 'land allowing for sqiiare feet of construc- tion. The center has a 630-foot long covered mall. He said that the center will be leased and managed by First Union Management Inc., which manages many of the trust properties of the compa- WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional Wnfter Scrvin (Weather Mcp, Pg. ABILENE AND VICINITY (10-mile radius) lo partly cloudy and cool lorfay. Par II y cloudy and coal a chor.ce or showers lontghl and Thursday. Southeasierly winds 10 10 15 mrti. High this ollernoon In lower Ws. twilghl In lower 4Ds. High Thursday near 60. Protw- failily rain 40 psr cenl tonight, 40 per ccnf Thursday. High and for 24 hours ending 9 a.m.: 61 and 41. Higli and low. some dale lasl year: 62 end 45. Sunrise today: lonighli Sunrise tomorrow: HAVE acquired .the center oh very favorable terms and wilh our program oi upgrading it and 1he experi- enced management we bring to it, we expect a steady im- provement in sales and profit- said Hartigan. "The'mix or lease maturi- ties is very good, wilh long term leases of major tenants providing stability to our in- come and short term leases of smaller tenants enabling peri- odic adjustments to reflect current, retail rates." Westgate is located on 42 acres of land at S. 1st ahtl Ihc Winters Freeway on property originally owned by Eduardo Hamirez, one of tlie Texans wJio fought at San Jacinto. His "warrant" for the prop- erty came on April S, 185J, under the signature of early Texas governor E. M. Pease. THE ABSTRACT said Rami- rez was due the land because of military service at Ihe Bat- tle of San Jacinto. Ramirez' widow and son. soon sold Ihe property but the deed was not recorded until 1880, a year before Abilene be- gan. The land has been sold sev- eral times since then. THE idea for the center came in the early 1050s, but it was not until 1956 that real groundwork was done. Jack Hughes, late well- known Abilene businessman arid developer, bought the land on which.Ihe located in 19pO from the llak- er Brothers of Abilene, who were operating an airport there. United Way Countdown Days Left Goal: Railed to dfltei United Way Strategy Officials ot the 1974-75 United Wa y Campaign conduct a strategy session Tues- day to seek ways to raise the final needed to reach the goal oi Taking part in'the session at the First State'Bank Directors Room are, from left, L. A. Anderson, co-chairman; Syd Niblo, .campaign chairman; Bill Terry, president; Ken. Murphy, 1st vice president; and Bob Upton, co-chairman. Also .d Way Go National Election At-a-Glance By The Associaled Press Here are the'latest election returns'at a glance: The trend listing is the antici- pated Republican-Demo- cratic division of the 9-ltli Con- gress and governorships. It is .computed by. adding the num- ber ot races in which each par- ly, has won or is leading, plus office holders not subject to election this year. SENATE (31 Faces Won K- 8 D-24 Lead R- 2 D- 0 Holdover 1-2 B-27'D-37 94th Trend 1-2 R-37 D-61 93rd Cong. '1-2 IM1 .D-57 Needed for majority: 51. HOUSE (415 Races) Won Lead 94th Trend 93rd Cong. R-139 D-289 H- 2 D- 7 R-141 D-2M Ti-187 D-2-1B Needed for majority: 218. GOVERNOR (35 Won 14 R- 4 ,0-27 Lead 1-0 II- 3 0 Holdover H- 6 D- 9 Trend 1-1 11-13 D-3G Present R-13 D-32 Gains Here is where Senate seals and governorships are changing hands: SENATE Democrats have won scats now held by Republicans in five states Florida, Kcnlucky, North Dakota and Vermont. GOVERNOR Democrats have won gover- norships now held by Republi- cans jn nine states California, Colorado, Con- necticut. Massachustts, New York, Oregon, Tennessee nnd Wyoming. Republicans won the gover- norships now held by Deino- crals in three states Ohio and South Carolina. Republicans led for the gov- ernorship now held by a Demo- crat in Alaska. An independent has won the governorship now held by a Democrat in Maine. NEWS INDEX Ford Aid Not Amusements............. '6B Bridge..........V.......7C Business Mirror 6B Ctoisified............. 3-7D Comics Horoscope............... 8C Hospital Patients........... 5C Obiluaries 7D Spoils 1-2D To Your Good Health .'.____7C TV Leo i............ 63 TV Scour 68 Women's News .........2-3B for GOP By GAYLORD SHAW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (A P) More than half of the Republi- can candidates for whom -President Ford personally campaigned were defeated in Tuesday's elections. During his campaign speeches in 20 stales, Ford specifically endorsed 07 guber- natorial, Senate and congres- sional'candidates. Of these, 56 lost and 33 won with 8 races undecided. From the White House, where he watched the returns on three color television sets, Ford acknowledged his parly had been trounced. But he de- clared, "Those who lose often come back lo win another day." "I am not Ford was quoted as telling GOP Na- tional Chairman Mary Louise Smith in a telephone conversa- tion. "Parties have corns back before, and we will, too." Press Secretary Ron Wesson said Ford's spirits "don't re- flect any gloom or pessi- mism." In fact, Nesscn report- ed, Ford was "laughing a lot" while watching televised re- turns. Of the 17 Senate candidates receiving personal campaign aid from dozen went down to defeat. Four won and a fifth was clinging to a nar- row lead. Ford endorsed 13 GOP gub- ernatorial contenders. Seven lost, four won and two races were too close lo call early- today. During his travels, ho. also singled out for endorsement 67 Republican congressional can- didates. Thirly-scven of theie lost, 25. won and five races were undecided. An analysis of the returns showed mixed results horn, thn presidential politicking. Mulscher Appeal Denied Viewer Notices TV Channel Mixup By EMJE.RUCKER Q, What's wilh the cable service? KDFW Channel has cut in on KXTX Channel 39 three days in a row be- tweei f and A. Both KXTX and the microfilm com- pany had some problems but they're cleared iip now. TV Cable Service Chief Engineer Albert Scarborough says when KXTX goes off tfie air a switch puts KDFW on the micro- wave. One day KXTX lost its transmitter for 30 minutes. The next two days the microwa've company had trouble at its pick-up spot, causing KXTX to switch out and KDFW to switch in. A clock has been put on KXTX that won't Id. KDFW switch in until p.m. and KXTX goes off the air between and 12 every night. It shouldn't happen again the clock won't let II, provided, course, the clock works properly. Q. Ifow rio you remove Ihe slain from your hands afler shelling green pecans (hat We've tried a variety of things; none work. A. Chlorine bleach will do it but it sure tears up your hands. The hull is the cut-, pril. If you wait till the pecans are ripe and fall from the tree (and from the you'll have much nicer Hands. Cotton gloves while you're hulling might help. Wipe (he pecan shell with the glove or another clofh to remove the powdery substance 'left.by the hulls before you actually shell. Q. I think I MH lielp your reader get felt pen marks off her piano keys. When I read about it in Action Line and since (his is ray liie of work, I did some experimenting, came up somelHnp: lhat will take i( like magic. I'll more thai happy to run by and remove those marks no charge, I tnjoy reading Action Line and Just want to help. A. thanks a bunch. It's people like you that renew our faith in Ihe human race. We checked with the reader, she "did clean the piano keys with steel wool as Action Line suggested and it worked But thank you anyway for rush- ing to the rescue. Q. Since Congress passed (he new law that yon can draw retirement pay alter 15 jtars service wilt one compa- ny. If this'compaiy has a profit-shar- ing plan liat .von can draw after com- pleting 14 years service and If yon work for the company a full 15 years, are yon entitled A. Probably not, but your question is a mile premature. The U.S. Dept. of Labor doesn't have the regulations yet, just the legislation. We'll tell you what we can, though. If the company has no pension plan now, the law doesn't require one be set. up. It's strictly voluntary on the part of the company, according to Manage- ment Services Administration in Dallas. A spokesman thinks probably you would not be entitled to both but it depends on your circumstances and since the law is so new and complicated onr source yon a definilive answer at this point. He suggested you mite his office. Labor Management Services Administration, U.S. Dept, of Labor, PO Box 239: Dallas 75221. In your letter tell whether the com- pany currently bas a pension plan, de- scribe it and also the profit-sharing plan, giving number of years you've worked for the company, your approximate retire- ment date and the period of work required for a guaranteed retirement pension. Labor Management In Dallas sent us a summary of tfie new laiv which we wiU forward to. you but your best bet. is lo write for an answer lhat applies strictly to your situation. Address questions lo Action Line, Box Abilene, Texas 7SWI. Names will not he used but questions must he signed and addresses given. Please In- clude telephone numbers If possible, AUSTIN, Tex. (AP) Tlie Texas Court of Criminal Ap- peals denied loriay a molion by former Texas House Speak er Gus Miitscher and two of his top lieutenants' for a re- hearing on .their convictions for conspiracy lo accept a bribe. The court upheld the convic- tions Sept. 24. Today's action leaves only the federal courls as a last appeal for the de- fendants. Mutschcr, former stale Hep. Tommy Shannon of Fort Worth and Mutschcr aide Rush McGinly were convicted by an Abilene jury March H, 1972, on a charge they con- spired to accept a bribe from Houston promoter Frank Sharp. The bi'lte allegedly was in. the form of loans from Sharp's bank with.which the defendants purchased stock in an insurance company con- trolled by Sharp. For example, on his last campaign a special slop in Sloax City, Iowa, to help Republican Hep, Wiley Mayne in his bid for a new term. Maync lost. A few days later, he stopped over in Salt Lake City to aid Garn in his Senate then rated too dose lo call. Gain won. That same day, he also campaigned for Sen. Peter Doininick in Colorado and Sen Robert Dole in Kansas. Dorii- inick lost, but Dole won. Michigan Gov. William 0. ililliken received large doses of support from Ford, and barely won re-election. But Paul Goebcl, bidding to oust a Democrat .from Ford's old House 'seat in Grant! Rapids, was unable (o ride Ford's per- sonal help to victory. Moil or bring in YOU! FAMILY WEEKENDER Wnnl Ad Deadline: Thurs.-lOO P.M. 3 DAYS-fii-Sol-Sun. (15 Wordi Edro Wordi-li End BIG SHOPPERS la the lij Cooniiy FAMILY WEEKENDER ADS CASH ONIY (Ko'phoiiE wins.