Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 13, 1974, Abilene, Texas
Wait WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT Byron 94TH 148 PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, NOVEMBER 13, PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated PI-CM (IP) m Arafat Lands in UN Garden By BLUE RUCKKR Car Dealer Finds Lights Cut Losses Q. Is Dan Hivson aware that we have an energy crisis? I notice other car dealerships have turned some of their lights ofl at night hut not "Dan." Every light he owns, inside and out, bums every night. If anyone can get him to turn some switches, it's you. How about it? A. Well, the lights will continue to hum or as Dan Hixson says, "Are YOU aware a lot of stealing goes on ill the Awhile back he did turn some off but had to turn them back on because, "you wouldn't believe what I was losing from under the'hoods of the cars batteries, generators, parts of every soil and de- scription, engines stripped down to the block. They even look banners and flags off the poles." "I'd like to turn Ihcm all off. I don't enjoy paying the light bill but it costs a lot less to keep them on than to replace all the stolen goods." lie says theft was cut by 75 per cpnt when he turned Hie lighls back on. Q. How many IIUD, fil defaulted and vacant houses are there in Abilene now? AD accurate account please. A. As of November 1, we had 11 FHA defaulted houses on the market and no VA's. Actually 5fl FHA "repo's" are emp- ty. Eleven are renovated and ready [or a buyer. Twelve are being renovated and readied for sale and the others are tied up in paperwork, says Bud Steed, FIIA man- aging broker. Nobody seems lo keep an np-lo-lhc-min- ule account of how many houses are va- cant. This changes daily. (1. When I saw "Viva Max" at the theater, it was in color but the olhcr day when I watched it on television 11 was in black and white. Why? If there's a reason why it can't be shown In color, what can be done to change it? A. You miglil make a monthly contribu- tion lo the television station. It's strictly a, matter of economics, says KRBC Wanager Bill Terry. It is much cheaper lor a station to show black and while films than color, says Terry, as there is an extra fee for the color prints. Larger stations in major markets have more to work with, can more easily af- ford lo show films in color, but most of the smaller markets go wilh black and while, Terry says.. 'Q. Enclosed is a clipping from jour paper advertising mattresses anif Foundations for each at a local department store. The, ad clearly stales you can buy a'set or buy only the pieces you need so I niade a long trip across iftwn to purchase a mat- tress only to be Wld by the salesman that queen and king sizes are sold only in sets. I showed him the ad, as I had it wilh me, he took it to two of the managers and came back and said the paper must have lefl out that Informa- lion. They said (here was no way they could sell me (he king size mattress unless I bought (he foundation. Did (he paper fall to get all the Information in the ad or did the store deliberately leave lhal part out as a come-on ad? A. The ad ran in the paper exactly as il was given to our display advertising de- partment. The mix-up was on the part of the salesman, according lo the store man- ager. He apologized for Hie inconvenience caused you, has contacted you personally lo explain the mistake. You may now buy your mattress without any problem if you slill want il. "Let me speak to the is a good line to remember the next time this kind of thing happens. He could have cleared it up immediately. One thought, the salesman may have been trying to help you out as the foam mattresses hold up longer when used with, the proper foundation. However, they are sold separately and the salesman should have let you have the mattress. Address questions to Action Line, Box 38, Abilene, Texas 7MM. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please in- clude telephone numbers if possible. By WILLIAM N. OATIS Associated Press Writer UNITED NATIONS, NT. (AP) Surrounded by body- guards, Yasir, 'Arafat landed by helicopter, ill the United Nations' garden today to take lo Ihe General Assembly his case for a Palestinian stale. He was "immediately whisked inside U.K. .headquar- ters, and Saada't -Hassan, the permanent representative of the Palestine. Liberation Or- ganization in New York, said Arafat was taking a nap. lie declined to say where the PLO leader was. The only apart- ment in the building -is Secre- tary --.General Kurt -Wald- heim's, .but Hassan indicated he was not there. Arafat and his parly arrived from Kennedy Airport after a flight from two choppers touched down in the garden just before 7 a.m. Hassan said the party in- cluded Arafat, four advisers and 10-12 Palestinian security men, swelling the PLO contin- gent lo about 30-32 persons. Security for Arafat's arrival was unprecedented in New York, where feeling against the PLO runs high among the city's two million Jewish resi- dents. There were several police and Coast Guard launches in Ihe East River immediately behind the 39-story-glass, steel and stone building. The 16-acre U.K. complex was closed to the public. Out- siders- conic! enter only with special passes from a tempor- ary oulpost.across the street- New York police canceled all days off and redistributed its manpower to. Concentrate on the midtown Manhattan To Catch a Wet Bird Eric Elder closes one of ..six resident big-billed pelicans at the Bronx'1 Zoo in New York Tuesday as the winter roundup was under way. The birds are, lakeri inside during the winter months. (AP Wirephoto) Shots Hit Bus Escort Car CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) stale .police car was hit by sniper fire today as ten- sions mounted in the Kanawha County schoolbook controver- sy, authorities reported. The bearing two troopers, was escorting a school hus svhen hit by rifle' fire, state police said. A sec- Moil or bring in YOUR FAMILY WEEKENDER WonlAd Deadline: Thiin.-lOO P.M. 3 DAYS-Fri-Sol-Sun. (15 iilra Wirdi-IVEach BIG SHOPPERS In the Bie Couniry SHOP THROUGH FAMILY WEEKENDER ADS CASH ONLY (No phut ordtrs, ond cruiser which responded to a call for assistance from Ihe first "was fired upon but not hit. Troopers said they were, un- able to reluni'fhe gunfire be- cause children were in the area. The car's right rear fender and lire were hit by rifle [ire, authorities said, but there were no injuries. A search.for Ihe snipers was under way, with additional troopers from surrounding counties being as- signed to the.area. State police, sheriff's depu- ties and municipal police in small towns county were part of a joint law-' en- forcement effort to curtail the latest outbreaks of violence in connection wilfi the tivo- monlh-old dispute. They were assigned as escorts to'school buses which have been fired upon or were delayed or blocked. School officials maintained that an increasingly coordinat: ed law enforcement effort that included deputies riding shot- gun oh school buses could be- ;t lurning point in the dispute. area, where 16 I'LO members were slaying in the Waldorf Towers section of the Wal- dorf-Astoria Hotel. Police used bomb-sniffing German shepherds to comb through the garage, elevators and five floors where 15 suites were reserved for the PLO delegation, but found nothing. The suiles range in price from a day. Outside, some police kept demonstrators away from the hotel. Police sharp- shooters were perched in nearby skycrapcrs and a po- lice helicopter slmltled from the hotel to the U.N. head- quarters, keeping an eye oiil for demonslralions. The PLO delegation went to U.N'. headquarters in Ihrec limousines. They were accom- panied by two Secret Service cars with agents armed wilh submachine guns and shot- guns. During a news confer- ence at U.N. headquarters, PLO spokesman Shafig cl- Ilout said the PLO was at Ihe United Nations for its first "major diplomatic undertak- ing for Ihe Palestinians' legiti- mate lights." lie said he wanted to meet reporters "so that our con- structive, sustained and purpo- sive dialogue will no', be side- tracked by marginal noise and hysterical harassment from any quarter." HP evidently was referring lo Russell Kelner, a member of the mililanl Jewish Defense League, who was arrested Tuesday after threatening lo assassinate Arafat, and was ordered held in lieu of bail for a hearing Nov. 22. Bomber's Second Mission Disappointing for Dyess Fly JIM CON'LEY Reporter-News Military Editor BARKSDALK AFB, La. As the scores rolled in Wednesday morning for the second and final bombing mis- sion, a disappointed Dycss APR 1152 crew saw its chances for any top award in (lie stra- tegic air command's bombing and navigation competition slip slowly away. In the sky Tuesday night, aboard the plane it had seemed like a good mission, perhaps even an excellent one lo Die creiv. But, the radar bomb scoring facilities which measured the B52's accuracy said Ihe' bomb- er did not get Ihe scores the plane's equipment indicated it should. THE GUYS who are "in the know" about such tilings in- cluding the bomber's radar- navagator, Maj. Itonald Mur- dock', said all had looked fine Irom the air. His scope had indicated thai the old B52D was right on tar- get in most of Us high and low bombing runs, but when the Charges Filed In Fraf Death LONG BRANCH, N.I. (AP) Seven Aloiimouth College students' have- been charged with .manslaughter in a fra- ternity initiation death. William Edward Flowers, 19, of Neptune, N..I., died while performing a stunt as a pledge to the Zcta Beta Tau social fraternity.' He was (he fraternity's first black pledge. Authorities said Flowers suf- focated when a mock grave he dug in wet sand collapsed on ham early Tuesday. They said that when Ihe sand caved in on him, other ZBT pledges, and brothers were unable lo free him and called authorities. Flower s was removed from the hole by the local first aid squad and fire department. Police said Flowers was the first of five pledges to dig a sand hole and lie in il and went unnoticed brielly as Ihe others carried out their part of the rite. Picture, Pfi. 3A six-hour mission ended about mUhiight the faces of the ground crew, along wilh oilier Dyess personnel and (lie Abi- lene Chamber of Commerce conlingenl, told Ihe slory lo --the arriving crcw. The plane had scored a cou- ple of hundred points lower than it had on its very good Sunday mission. A maintenance officer said il could not be determined just what' might have gone wrong nntU the group returned lo Dyess this weekend. At lhat lime the film laken of Ihe equipment reading during Hie flight will be checked. THE CHEW could console with the. words of a general who had visited the Dyess conlingenl. Monday. "There are no losers lie has said. "Every crew should lie proud that it was chosen lo represent its base." The 24 American and four British bombers in the conipe- lilion have been in training for more than two months each after having been hand picked by thcir'bases. The final parlor Ihe competi- tion in what is virtually llic "world series" of bombing and navigation takes place late Wednesday night and Thursday when the big KC135 Slratotankcrs go on their final mission of "Operation Giant -as Hie contest is called. Capt. Craig McFall will pi- lot the plane on its all-impor- lant navigational flight of sev- eral thousand miles. The Tuesday night bombing mission definitely was not a the competition, if you consid- WEATHER (Weather Map. Pg. ABILENH AND VICINITY (10- ile radius) Fair and warmer Wednesday. parlly cloudy met cooler nighl ond Thursday. SOLiltuvest winds IS Jo 25 miles per liour north 15 and 25 miles psr Tiour Wednesday nfgnt. H'gh Wednesday allcrnaon in the middle 70s. Low Wednesday night in Ihe upper 30s. High Thursday In Ihe upper SOS. warnings ate in effccl on area lakes. High and row for 11 hours ending 1 a.m.: tfi end 45. Hign and same dale last year: 80 arid 61. Sunrise today: sunsel lonight: flop, in terms of Ihe goal of er the words of one spokes- man, Capt. Art Forsler, a pub- lic information officer from Strategic Air Command head- quarters, said one ol the ma- jor purposes of the competi- tion is lo inform the public and obviously any potential enemies of Ihe SAC niis- sion its readiness and cap-: abilities. AU, BUT ONE plane gol off the ground and made its simu- lated bomb drops. Tlie 'narrow margin separat- ing Ihe bombers' scores was a1 matter which members of the inctfja clarified, regarding accuracy of the bombing. The scores dou'l correspond tii feel away from the center target, as lhat informn.-. lion is classified. But Capt. Bob Pulvcr, the aircraft com- mander'who is also in Viet- nam bomb mission veteran, said as he walked out oi com- petition headquarters early Wednesday morning, "I can say Ihis; all bur bombs would have flone job. Not iinieh would have been left of any of the targets." Temperature Drop Foreseen Tonight A cold front is moving down inlo West Texas and is expect- ed to hit Abilene about sun- down Wednesday. The National Wealher Serv- ice said the front should bring some cloudiness, but that most of the cloudy skies will be over the Panhandle and Oklahoma. TEMPERATURES ARE ex- pcclc.d lo drop from a high in the middle 70s Wednesday af- ternoon to a low in the upper 30s Wednesday night and a high Thursday in the upper 50s. The from is not expecled lo bring rain wilh it. A strong southwest wind of 15 to 25 miles an hour brought wind warnings .Wednesday for area lakes, and Ihe wind is supposed to continue strong and shift lo northerly Wednes- day nighl. Rocky Says He Asked for Book Backers Alcoholism Story Told NEWS INDEX Alcoholism is an addic- tion suffered by 10 million Americans, and a 41-year- old Dallas womon has been among them. She tells her story on Pg. 1-B, Amusements........... 7B Bridge 88 Business Mirror........... SB Classified 4-7C Comics 6B Edirorials 4A Horoscope............... 8A Hospital Patierits......... 6A. Obituaries.............. >8C Sports 1-3C Your Good Health :___ IIA TV Loq ...'.___: 78 TV Scout 7B Women's News 2.3B By LAWRENCE KNUTSON Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Nel- son A. Rockefeller testified, to- day -that he asked his brothcr Laurance to help find inves- tors lo finance a hook critical of former.Supreme Court Jus- lice Arthur J. Goldberg, his 1870 opponent for New York governor.' The vice presidential nomi- nee's testimony porlrayed him as more cenlral to Hie publi- cation of the book than he has so far acknowledged.: He said any discrepancies are due to a "s ketch y" memory rather than any attempt to cover up the facts. Testifying before live televi- sion cameras'in the Senate Room, Rockefeller told Rules Committee mem- bers that; a controversial sc- ries of loans and gifts by him lo dose aides and public offi- cials posed no conflict of inter- est and were not intended to corrupt those who accepled them. In a counterattack aimed at critics of those .transactions, Rockefeller said his family's great' fortune does not blind him to the need for morality in public service. The. loans and gifts sprang from a- personal sense of Rockefeller said, and added: "I do not believe the day has yet come ...where Ihe decencies of human rela- tionships disqualify one for public office." Some Rockefeller c r i 11 c s have suggested that at least some of the gifts and loans may have violated New York stale law. Chairman Howard W. Cannon of the Rules .Com- mittee said the "nagging ques- tion1' lingers as to whether they placed I hose who re- ceived them inlo "psychologi- cal servitude" lo Rockefeller whether or not that was intended. "There is a sign on the poli- lical wall lhat reads, 'No lip- ping Cannon said. It is illegal in New York lo give public officials gifls val- ued at more than wirh tha purpose of influencing or re- warding official conduct. Rockefeller said he had no such intent. Rockefeller's gifts also led House Majority Leader Thom- as P. O'Neill to express "very grave doubts" about Rockefel- ler's nomination, though he said he has not decided how lo vole. ''I'm not even sure il (Ihe nomination) will be reported out of O'Neill said in an interview with the Boston Globe. Referring to Rockefeller's statement that he made gifls lo officials in other states to lure them to work in his New York state administration, O'Neill asked: "Do governors of wealth .buy up competent people? How do you justify that, the prospect of people in public life, to induce them lo leave, one place to come to your own state? I think that's a serious maltcr, and I wnnt to konw why he gave these huge sums of money to all of those ABC broadcast today's ses- sion under a rotation set up by Ihe three major television net- works. Rockefeller also .that in Ihe years 1057-1874 he gave a lolal of million lo Republican campaigns, includ- ing million to his own fruit- less altcmpts lo win Ihe GOP presidential nominalion. The political gifts lo former President Richard M. Nixon's 1972 cam- paign and to Ihe IOCS campaign for Ihe nomination of George M. Hoinney. Rockefeller said that over Ihe last 17 years his brothers John, Laurance and David, and his sister Abby gave a total of million in sup- port of his four slate and three national campaigns. Ifc said his stepmother, the late Martha Baird Rockefel- ler, gave him an average or million for each of Ihe seven campaigns, In his opening statement, Chairman Cannon, noted that Rockefeller at first denied any personal involvement in the publication of Ihe book, "Ar- thur J. (ioldhcrg, the Old and Ihe by Victor I.as- ky- Rockefcller laler accepted responsibility1' for the book, apologized lo Goldberg for its allegedly derogatory conlent, and said I.aurance Rockefeller had underwritten it for as a business in- vestment. Last month, a Rockefcller spokcsman added lhat John ll'eils, a lawyer and longtime lop political aide to Rockefel- ler, had arranged publication of the book by Ariiiigion House and told Rockefeller about il early in the 1070 cam- paign. Rockefeller had said he paid no attention. In his prepared testimony, Rockefeller changed some de- tails of that account. He testified Wells told him he was promoting the book project on behalf of I.asky, a client, and was "looking lor financial backers of a corpora- lion he was selling up for this purpose."