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Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1974, Abilene, Texas ".WITHOUT'OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT IP 94TH YEARV NO) 150 ''PHONE 673-4271 -'ABILENE.-'TEX., EVENING, NOVEMBER PAGES IN SIX SECTIONS 'By ELLIE RUCKEtt Motorists Reportedly Not Driving as Much Q. Why'Is it most of the oil cohipa nlcs have dropped tnclr prices from two to .five cents a gallon in the past two weeks? Is this (heir way of saying j there is not an energy crisis? i A. arc Wright Jr. explained that his company (Conoco) has voluntarily cut back on for- eign oil imports. Since it's foreign oil lhal is so expensive, this cost of gasoline, Wright says. 1 1 Also, gasoline demand is substantially off. People have .become' concerned 'about the high cost of die not driving as much. And we're in a re- cession. Truck traffic is off 25 per cent coast to coast, manufacturers are, shipping as many cars or as'much coal, demand for everything has decreased. Third reason is simply thai-we operate on Hie free enterprise'system.- The more' product a seller has, the harder he tries to sell it and (he prices start coming down to outsell competition, Wright says. Q. I was watching (he men calves on television.'Ami i dumping them'In-plls. What is Ihe Jliimanc Society doing about this? .A. They've not (aken a stand on it, Fays spokesman for Ihc local Humane Society Julia Collins. For one thing, farmers and ranchers are big backers of the Humane Sociely but also the feeling .is lhal, Ihcse are Iheir own can dp'it if they, want since callle are raised for .the pur- pose of slaughter.... The Humane Sociely would not become involved; as long as they are slaughtered in a humane manner, says Mrs. Collins. Slie compares it lo raising chickens in your back yard. If you buy lliem, feed them, then decide you don't want'them, it's your, privilege to dispose of thcni. Q. I plan lo protest the TV Cahle i Company's request Jor a raise In rales wnen the city council considers It bill I need some information before hand. If council requests the cable company (o submit a complete finan- cial report and show cause and juslifi- callon for a rale hike, would (he com- pany be compelled lo do so? i A. "Definilely says City Manager Fred Sandlin. "They have furnislicd the information Itiat franchise holders custom- arily furnish for our information and we are in the process of checking it now." An operating statement was made available for Hie council's use in deter- mining whether they need this Increase and how much, in order to make a fair return on Iheir investment'. .Sandlin says anyone interested in look- Ing over his copy should feel free to slop hy his office at City Hall. The statement will also be available at the public hearing Nov. 21, 9 a.m. at City Hall. The council passed the rate increase on Ilic first hearing at its last m.eeling but .Ihis does not necessarily mean it intends !lo grant the increase. This was just a routine procedure in order lo call a public .hearing. i Q. Several times lately I've seen i nollcrs in (he paper from stores say- ing certain things advertised in their sale section of Ihc paper would nol he available. Well, we never get these sale sections in our paper. come? We've lived In Clyde and heen getting your paper only a few monlhs. i A. Some merchanls do not buy full cir- dilation on these pro-printed inserts.but you should be getting them, in the morning :paper in .Clyde. Since youlre-reading and writing Action Line, perhaps you take only j the evening. buy Abilene- and Ihe near area for Ihe morning paper, city only for afteriuxm paper inserts. Our advertis- ing managerwill see if he can't talk some of Ihe store managers into adding Clyde, lo the afternoon paper. Address (jnesdans to Action Line, Box 30, Abilene; Texas 78681. Names will not be used but questions must be signed and addressei given. Please in- elude telephone numbers if possible. Big Plans Made For Field House Rose Field House at Hardin-Simmons Universi- ty has a colorful post, and there are no plans to change that only to make if even more the hub of activity on the H-SU campus. Picture and story on Pg. 1-B. Amussments Bridge Business Mirror -Business Notes Classified Comics E-dilcriols Horoscope Hpspilol .Polients Obituories Soorls To Good Health TV Lcq TV Scout News 60 5A 4D 50 4-7E 3E 5A 8E 7E 1-2E 40 60 60 38 Senate Ve Votes Slated Today By CARL C. CRAFT Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The House overrode t'TO of Presi- dent Ford's vcloes by thump- ing m a jo r i t i e s, inspiring House leaders to urge Ford Ip consult' more with. Congress before acling. The Senate is'scheduled to vote on Ihc vetoes today. Two-thirds votes by bolh hous- es arc required to override a presidential veto. By a 098-7 .veto, the House rejected Ford's velo.of- a million, three-year' vocational rehabilitation bill. The House also voted 371-31 to override his. veto of amendment to close loopholes in Ihe Free- dom of Information Ac I. House Minority Leader John J. -Rhodes, R-Ariz., said Wednesday night he was not consulted by the Wltjle House before Ford .vetoed- Hie mea- sures. "I fell he'hnd tad judgment on.these two vcloes. if he ex- pected them lo be Rhodes, said. said there should be improved communication between the White House and the congres- sional leadership. "We're going to have to'be. careful about the .vetoes made if we're going to'sustain many of he said. House JI o r'i ty Leader.' Thomas P: D-Jlass.; said the vetoes indicate' that Font wrong advice the -Nixonites around him.- Tlieyare Ihe 'same ones 'him he- should 'be travelling .around.'line' world raging inflation- at home-1': O'Neill added, "Since [he day he commuted Nixon, he hasn't done anything right." Tlie seven congressmen who sided.with Ford on the voca- tional rehabilitation bill were lamedncks who were cither re- liring al the close of this ses- sion or were b e a I e n in congressional elections earlier this month. A Ihird Ford .veto was sus- tained Wednesday by the House. During his months in office, Ford has veloed 13 bills. Only his veto of Ihe rail- road pension bill was overrid- den by both houses. The sustained veto involves- a private relief-bill for two newsmen who were shot by U.S. inarincs during Ihe Do- minican Republic military for- ay in 1065. In vetoing ilic rehabilitation program amendments, Ford said Ihe bill was an attempt to administer through legislation certain functions thai should be performed by Ihe Department of Health, Education and Wel- fare. He also said Hie bill would have created a son bureaucracy. Topes Tell of Early Impeachment Warning March on L 'r i members ofaheXmerican.Federation of State, County.and Munici- pal Employes union'inarched on the Illinois state capitol in Springfield, We'd-, voice their support, (or an override of Coy; Walker's amendatory veto of the slate "employes' pay increase.1 (AP Wirephoto) WASHINGTON (A P) Higher prices for clothing, 'food and automobiles pushed consumer prices'nine-lcnths of a per cent higher in October, the Labor, Department report- ed today: The one-month increase in the Consumer. Price Index was smaller than Hie 1.2 per ccnl increase in. September, but still-was considerably higher than-nojrmal and-showed that Americans still are'paying the price of inflation in Iheir pur- chases. The. over-all increase in con- sumer 'p'ric'cs in the 12 monlhs has been '12.2' per cent, the biggest 12-monih i n c re a s e since a 12.6 per cent price rise in 1947. The Labor Department said Americans m October were paying-higher'prices.for new and used cars, mortgage inter- esl costs, clothing-, sugar, cer- eal and bakery products. These; were offset partially'. by'declines in prices (or meat: .and gasoline. Gasoline' prices were down 2.7 per cent during the nionlh and the'average cost per gal- Inn was. 53'.ccnls for regular and 57' cents for premium, (he department said. Prices of meat, poultry and fish were reported down .one per cent during October fol- .lowing two months of large increases. The'declines for beef, especially, '-were larger f lhan usual. The Consumer Price. .Index in .October stoort at meaning lhal goods that cost- in 1967 now eoslf on the average, But (here were hopeful signs.. in Ihe October index tiai the increase in' prices of nonfood items including such'lhings as household goods, furniture ..and appliances might ly be easing.' The Labor Department said prices of nonfood' Hems in- creased six-tenths of one per cent in October, down from a', one' per cent increase in Sep- tember and the smallest in- crease since December, a-year. ago. It was up six-tenths-of a per'cent too. ,.-Jn a .report, the Labor Departments reported thnt" workers .had Ihrec-tehihs of one per cent less earnings to spend in October than they did-in 'September. It said real spendable 'months 4..9 per 1 cent.' Prices' of- pork, .poultry anaTresh fruit also declined in Kit, food prices were 1.3 pBr'.cent higher in October' I ban', in. Scplember' and 11.9 per cent above a year earlier. Rockefeller's Confirmation May Be Assured His .yicc presidential confirmation assured in Ihe Senate barring any major new disclosures, N'clson A. Ilockefeller lold a House panel today that he. is eager to help lead America on "a new forward march." A survey by The Associated Press'found only five senators inclined to vole .against Rocke- feller's confirmation, 79 for it and 16 uncommilled The former New York gov- ernor launched confirmation hearings .before the House Ju- diciary Comiiu'Uec with a statement Ibat "the dangers of Ihe times" will force Amer- ica to find new direction. By MIKE SIIANAHAN Associated Press Wrller WASHINGTON For- mer President Richard M. Nixon was warned by his clos- est aides more than 1C months before lie resigned lhal he was vulnerable lo impeachment for Watergate crimes, accord- ing, -to White House tapes made public for the first lime today at the Watergate cover- up trial. On April 25, 13711, John D. .Ehrlichman told Nixon that the testimony of then-White John W. Dean III could easily lead to an' im- peachment resolution in the Congress. Five days later, Ehrlichman resigned' as Nixon's chief dp- mcstlc counsel and Dean fired. who along wilh -LMichman .is a defendant in the cover-up trial, resigned al Hie same lime as While House chief of staff. "I think it's entirely con- ceivable that if Dean is totally "out of control, and that if mat- ters are not handled adroitly that you could gel a resolution of impeachment in .Ihc Sen- Ehrlichman told Nixon. "That's Nixon re- plied. In another new tape heard by the jury today, Nix- on is heard, to say about on April in, 197.1, tlon'l know whal the son of a bitch is going to say lie's just lashing out." In the four conversations "WEATHER U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Weather Service (Weilher Mop, pg. BE) ABILEHfc MID VICINITY (10-mile rndlus) Clear to parity cloudy and C lUUe warmer latfoy through SoulhwcBlerly winrfi 8 lo 1A mph. Higli this allernoon Iji Ihe 'OS. Low lonighl near 50. High r-riday in Ihe upaer 70s. MTgri and low for It houri eridinq f a.m.: 6S and J3. High and some ddle last year: 7] and 40. Sunrise lorlay: sunscl lonighl: Sunrise heard today at the trial, Nix- on, Ehrlichman and llalde- man, discussed how to handle the problem ol Dean having begun cooperating with teller- al prosecutors investigating- t j Walergate. The four tapes Ihc last major bloc bC..evi- dence in the prosecution's case. The prosecution is scheduled to complete Ihe presentation .of its case on Friday. During one of three conver- on April.25, 1373, Kln1- lichman disclosed some appar- enl knowledge of Hie existence... of Ihe White House taping syf loni. Shifting Winds To Warm Up Ar Moonshining Costs Dispelling Thirsts Forecasters at the f> Wciilhe'r .Service .said thur's- day Itiat cool temperatures brouglil by a dry cold front Wednesday' 'apparently' will dissipate quickly. Southwesterly winds have again returned across the Big Country; b r'i n g i n g warmer temperatures and clear skies. Weatherman Jerry O'Bryijnl said the weather .should, re- main virtually the same for 'least- two days into weekend but-a strong toW from may be in the ALTHOUGH NOT over larid Thursday morning, the frofit, located in the Pacific wesl, is being generated by.jiri jnlcnse low pressure systeni ami is causing high rain arid snow, O'Bryant said.' He speculated thai the" front could hit Abilene someliiye during Ihe coming weekenjl, bringing another touch of win- ter wealher to.Ihc area. 'J For the next few days, how- ever, lemperaluriv; arc' ex- pected to soar into the 70s un- iler fair skies S01IEWHERB IN NORTH CAROLINA (AP) T'The, moon ain't shining so.bright Ihese said the yhan called Sam. lie .tried lo hold his enormous bel- in place. Sam. is. a moonshiner by trade, "and that's how he. bc- gan.his personal impressions of the. nation's inflationary economy. Sam was interviewed by Merrill Sajlinger.of the Nor: folk, Va., Ledger-Star bahind an abandoned farmhouse in the swamp woods of north-' easlem North Carolina on a recent, frost-chilled night. Ii the mMCSkiK business, Sam is known as "a factory man." He is also .'out of work. Truth spiraling cosls of production cost of. sugar, what. Sam calls; "a dyin? market" are sending moonshine lions down the drain. "I'm f'j- Sam moaned. "I think this business today would break a banker." He should know. For 30-odd years, this man has 'engaged in..the, lie has made mistakes, paid fines, served time in jail. Some of his expensive stills have been found hy agents and destroyed. He relocated them and started up again', -'Bui, (hat; was .when ithcre lo be. .Sam said. I told- you, Ihe is almost gone and a man; just can't afford to build a factory qo moi'e." cpiipte back, he ha'd a 280-galloh cooker, a 2 55-gallon donblers, 60 feet of cooper coil, mash box- es" and z 160-gallon boiler he fired-with coal. Sahi said, "Thai was ray plant, and back then it cost about S700 lo set up. That same rig today would cost a man over 'With that still, Sam made nearly 601 gallons of moon- shine whisky-twice.a week. He sold it from the site al a gallon'. To get thai much, he needed pounds of, sugar, 600 ipounds, of rj'e '.of-corn meal and 1.1 pobnds of yeast. He-Slso needed 24 100- pound bags of .make Ihe 600 gallons'of moonshine. .On today's wholesale, mar- ket, of supplies would cost iriore than But few moonshiners are able lo come by wholesale prices, so (he Is well above ttiat figure rising. Rising Moonshine Costs A cartoonist depicls a moonshine still operator contemplating the woes of. in- I'lalion and changing drinking habits. The drawing is hy Herb Briggs ot the Norfolk, Va., Ledger-Star. (AP Wirephoto) J ;