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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 10, 1974, Abilene, Texas ACC 56 McMurry 16 Baylor 34 SMU 18 Tech 28 Oklahoma 37 Arkansas 25 Tarleton 14 Trinity 7 Texas 24 Texas A&M 14 TCU 0 Missouri 0 Rice 6 N. C. State 12 SWTS 17 BYU 21 NTSU IO Georgia 17 Michigan St. 16 Alabama 30 Penn State 7 HPU 7 Arizona St. 18 Wichita St- IO Florida 16 Ohio State 13 LSU 0 See stories in Sports, Section C®{je Htiilfiie porter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron 94TH YEAR, NO. 145 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER IO, 1974 -SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IN FIVE SECTIONS 25c SUNDAY Associated Press (ZP) Year: 1918; Day: Armistice Day; Feeling: Pride FERO KILLOUGH . Armistice memories By ROBERT CAMPBELL Reporter-News Staff Writer Ferd Killough was 23 years old on July 16, 1917 when he answered the muster-in roll for a military company being formed in Abilene to serve in World War I. Memories of that day nearly 60 years ago came flooding back to Killough Friday with the approach of Armistice Day Monday. Ironically, Killough—one of the few surviving members of the original 140-man Company “I”—was at Oscar Rose Park Friday where the men first answered roll and trained before going on to Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. Spending the afternoon at the park's recreation center for senior citizens, Killough pointed to the floor and recalled training “right on this ground.” ARMISTICE DAY, Nov. ll, means “a whole lot to us” World War I veterans, Killough said, “because it was our armistice.” The day once set aside by the nation to commemorate the end of hostilities in the Big War is no longer a public holiday to the disappointment of many veterans’ groups. But whether the holiday is official or not, it still brings back emotion-packed memories for Killough. “I fell mighty close to those boys, really all of them I was in the service with,” tire longtime Abilene resident said. Ile said the men lived in park buildings and nearby structures until being sent to Camp Bowie where they meshed with the First Oklahoma Regiment into the Army’s 142nd Infantry. It was at Camp Bowie that Killough contracted the spinal meningitis that almost killed him and forced him to stay behind while his friends trooped off to France. lie spent eight days unconscious and three months in the camp hospital. On May 18, 1918, shortly after leaving his hospital bed, he saw the training accident that Abilenians talked about for years afterward. KILLOUGH SAID Company I, headquarters company of the 142nd. was firing a trench mortar when the weapon exploded and killed ll men. “We thought whoever it w as must have dropped a second shell on top of one that hadn’t gone off,” he said. “We never did know for sure.” Placed in a development battalion and tabbed to stay at home, Killough found he couldn't bear for his friends to leave for France without him. So, in July, 1918. when Company “I” was moving onto the troop train, Killough donned his uniform and got on board. “When they (the camp officers) found me in that caroli ready to go—and got some soldiers to escort me back to camp...I tell you, I wanted to scream and cuss and cry.” Even today, 56 years later, the old man’s eyes glistened over briefly and his face turned red as he recounted the incident. “I SURE hated to hear that whistle blow and all of them there and me going back to Camp Bowie,” he said. As it happened, however, Killough probably would have been killed in the fighting in France if he had gone w ith his company. lie said all the men in his squad lost their lives in a mor tar blast in a shell hole where they were trying to get some rest from the vicious trench fighting. Killough returned to Abilene Sci*. 30, 1918, with some troops who buried two Taylor County war casualties in the Oddfellows Cemetery. The father of eight, children. he is a livestock dealer and lives at 2765 Cedar. He said he spends most of his time at the recreation center or a restaurant near his home “just s h o o t i n’ the breeze.” And of those World Vt ar I days when young men answered rolls and dreamed of distant battles, he reflected, “That’s all gone by.” United Woy Countdown 4 Days Left Goal: $509,546.00 Raised to date: $489,176 Spunky Scouts Scamper About Despite Elements at Camp-O-Ree Inside Todoy By PHIL SHOOK Reporter-News Staff Writer To a raw, rainy Saturday afternoon at the foot of a scenic hillside dotted with colorful oak and juniper trees add 344 enthusiastic and resourceful Boy Scouts and you have the ingredients for a successful Camp-O-Ree. Such was the case Saturday at the 1374 Chisholm-Trail Council Camp-O-Ree held at Camp Barkery. The scouts arrived Friday afternoon and set up camp at the event co-hosted by the Chisholm-Trail Council and the 111th Engineer Battalion of the National Guard which trains at Camp Barkelev. After a I p.m. assembly Saturday the scouts got down to serious business donning parkas, ponchos and ski caps to demonstrate their skills at such events as compass reading, fire building with flint and steel, first aid application and flag lore. JIMMY PARTIN IU, the camp chief for the council, welcomed the 19 scout troops just before the competition began and asked the participants if they were having a good time as they stood bundled up in the rain. Reacting to the question with a resounding nooooo!, the youths proved they were just being boys as they immediately ignored the rain and muddy conditions and lost themselves in the spirited competition. Thomas Cornelia, 13, with See SCOUTS, Col. I Back page this section All scouted out David Rogers of Abilene troop 79 proves that even Boy Scouts get worn out after a day of competitive scoutcraft events at the 1974 Chisholm-Trail Council Camp-O-Ree held at Camp Barkeley Friday through Sunday. (Staff Photo by Gerald Ewing) Kissinger Home Again, Confident of Results By BARRY SCHWEID Associated ITess Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger arrived home Saturday, confident that his 17-nation trip has opened the way toward agreement with the Soviet Union to limit nuclear weapons and improved chances for peace in the Middle East. Newsmen aboard Kissinger’s jet were told that the first four days in Moscow may have been the most productive part of the 26.800-mile journey. Chances for a treaty by the time Soviet Leader Leonid I. Brezhnev and President Ford hold their summit meeting in Washington next summer were said to be at least 50-50. Kissinger will report Sunday to the President at Camp David. Md. He will spend much of this week planning this month’s trip by him and Ford to Japan, South Korea and Vladivostok, the Soviet Union's main eastern port. Ford and Brezhnev will meet at Vladivostok on Nov. 23-24, when they are expected to settle on guidelines for negotiations in Geneva to produce a 10-year arms limitation treaty. The current pact expires in 1977. Although there har. been no official announcement, Kissinger may go from Vladivostok to China under the current policy of keeping Peking leaders informed on major U.S.-Soviet decisions. He last visited the Chinese capital a year ago. After Kissiner left Moscow for the Indian subcontinent, Europe and back to the Middle East, the Soviets began a propaganda campaign in favor of renewed Middle East peace talks in Geneva and forcing a decision on the Palestinian issue. U.S. officials saw this as a new obstructionist tactic to upset Kissinger’s strategy of postponing the Geneva talks and shelving the Palestinian issue in favor of an Israeli-Arab settlement in stages. Despite the Soviet moves, the Arabs and Israelis reportedly gave Kissinger a go-ahead to continue with his strategy. There were no visible results, but American officials said none had been expected. They seemed pleased in what Kissinger reportedly saw as a change in the Israelis’ attitude toward the endorsement by Arab leaders of the Palestine Liberation Organization as the spokesman for Palestinians in the Jordanian West Bank. Calm has overtaken the Israelis’ first “panicky” reaction, the officials said, and a diplomatic impasse was averted. The American secretary of state added the Middle East to his itinerary at the request of See KISSINGER, Col. I Back page this section Keeter Award Dr. Frank Cadenhead, right. Haskell County physician, Saturday was presented the annual Keeter Award, a citation which is given to a Hardin-Simmons alumus who has performed distinguished service to his alma mater. James Cassie, left, Abilene businessman, made the presentation during H-SU Homeeoming-Parents Day. (Hardin-Simmons University Photo) Haskell Doctor Gets Keeter Award Dr. Frank Cadenhead, prominent Haskell County physician, Saturday morning was presented the Keeter Award, one of the highest honors Hardin-Simmons University bestows annually upon an alumnus. The presentation was made during the Homecoming-Par-ents Day assembly program by James Cassie, Abilene businessman who received the honor last year. The citation was read by Dr. Clyde Childers, H-SU’s vice president for development. THE KEETER Award was endowed in 1943 by Mr. and Mrs. John J. Keeter of Throckmorton in memory of a son. John J. Jr. and is awarded each year to an alumnus who has performed distinguished service to his alma mater. Dr. Cadenhead was rotated off the H-SU Board of Trustees Friday after serving since 1965. He graduated from H-SU with honors in May, 1942. at the age of 18. He had enrolled as a pre-med student after graduating as high boy in his class at Weiner! High School at the age of 15. He became a medical doctor at the age of 21 after graduating from Vanderbilt University Medical School in 1945. He served with the U.S. Air Force until 1947, when he was discharged because of the terminal illness of his father, and was recalled to active duty rn 1953 during the Korean War. DK. CADENHEAD decided early in his career that lie would become a family physician, and established his practice in Haskell in 1947. In 1972 he received a special awrard in New York City for 25 years of membership in the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Cadenhead was a member of the Taylor-Jones County Medical Society until he helped organize the Haskell-Knox-Baylor Medical Society, which he has served as president. He also has been a member and president of the Haskell School Board and a member and president of the See KEETCH. Col. 8 Rack page this section Remembers Frank Serpico, whose fight against New York City police payoffs became a best selling book and movie, reflects on his post and the difference between American and European cops. Pg. 13A. Abilene Event* Calendar 4B Amusements ........... 1-4B Austin Notebook ......... 4A Berry'* World .......... 4A Books ................. 4B Bridge    18A Classified ........... 10-16C Crossword Puzzle ........ 18A Editorials ............... 4A Form News.........  25A Heortline .............. 26A Horoscope ............ 24A Hoso'tal Patients ........ ISA Jumble Puzzle .......... 18A Markets .............. 7-9C f***ituories ............ 6,    17A Oil ................. 24A Recording* .......... 2B Setting the Scene........ IB Sports ............ I-7, 16C Texos    22A This Week In West Texas . 224 T- V«vtr Good Health    21A TV Toh .............. 1-16E Women'* News ........ 1-140 bencn marks Muddy playing conditions managed to “bench” the shoes of several McMurry football players Saturday as they tried to escape the sideline muck. The Indians managed to survive the rain, cold and mud to take a 16-7 victory over Trinity. See story, Pg. 2C. (Staff Photo by John Best) Freezing Expected Freezing temperatures will hit the Big Country Sunday as the skies begin clearing after a week of rain and drizzle. Forecasters for the National Weather Service in their forecast for the next two days called for decreasing cloudiness with a slight chance of showers Sunday. The probability of rain is 20 per cent Sunday. ABILENE Municipal Airport .18 Total for Year 31.94 Normal for Year 21.73 BALLINGER .03 BRECKENRIDGE .12 BROWNWOOD .45 COAHOMA Tr. COLEMAN .10 COLORADO CITY .IO DE LEON .22 DUBLIN .18 GOLDTHWAITE .25 PAINT ROCK .25 RANGER .20 ROTAN .20 SEYMOUR .06 SNYDER .04 TUSCOLA 15 IT RAINED ;