Abilene Reporter-News, The (Newspaper) - October 2, 1974, Abilene, Texas
"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT 94TH YEAR; NO. 107 PHONE 673-4271 TEXAS, 79604, WEDNESDAY EVENING, OCTOBER PAGES IN THREE SECTIONS Price 15 Cents Associated Press By ELLIE RUCKER Fees Can Hold Up Student Report Cards a child's parents can't afford Ibe price of school, books, cad the school legally Hold the report card and refuse to let the child enter (he next grade even U (he marks were passing grades? A. Court cases and attorney general's decisions indicate a child cannot legally be prevented from- promotion for unpaid bills. At the end of 12 years of 'school though, the school can refuse to send him his records or lo send transcripts to an employer or college ujilil his financial rec- ord is cleared. Talk to your superintendent of schools. If a family truly can't afford to pay work- book fees or overdue library book fines, it's possible an individual or club can be found 16 help out. .Otherwise, until bills are paid, report cards mil Ix; held up. It may not be legal but most schools do it. Q. This problem may be too delicate for a Mrs. Solomon or even Dear Abby but surely Action Line can help. Hew does one get across lo a fellow office worker that she has a lovely personality but offensive BO? A. Hmmm, dclicale is not exactly the word we had in mind. This really is Dear Abby.'s type of thing. Let's see, slw'd probably recommend the direct approach: "Dearie, do her a favor, just tell her." Then Abby would zing back at you with, "Have you checked your own feet the deodorant-boltlc-on-lhe-desk bit may be .too subtle. She won't 'know what it's for. An anonymous note on her desk or a clipping of Ihis column would get the message across but for the next nine years the poor woman would wonder in embarrassment who wrote it and sus- pect everybody ;r. the office. The most sympathetic approach is to lake her aside, express your concern for her as an tell her you care about her, then on with it. If you can't work up Hie courage for a personal con- frontalion, send a note but be kind enough to sign .it. I Q. Please find somebody In town mdersfaiids the workings of an orthopbonlc vlctrola. J don't have a major problem but H's making a little rumbling noise. Mine is a Granada number 27868 made by Victor talking Machine Co. A. Sounds like stomach Irouble but. may- be not. Hopefully it won't involve ordering parts; that would be a major problem for machine that ancient. We did find some- body (o look at it, possibly make an ad- justment or two and do some repair work. It may need only cleaning and lubricating and Ihis.expert can handle it. He'll be in touch. Q. I have I he whole wheat bread recipe that lady was looking for. made (he same bread from the same recipe and mine was prelty terrible. It was dry, too. I'll give her the recipe If yon can find out what she did to make it taste so good. A. The best thing for us to.do is get you two together so you dan swap recipes and baking hints and then Action Line won't haye to print a long, drawn-out recipe for wtiole wheat bread. Marvelous. The recipe is rather lengthy. .Q. Where coulri I gel a birth certifi- calc from Paris, Tennessee, so when I need it for school I'll have It? A. Standard procedure is to write the county seat of. the, community where you were bora. Since Paris is the. county seat of Henry County you're in business. Send Address questions (o Action Line, Box 30, Abilene, Texas 79604. Names will not he used but questions must be signed and addresses given. Please in- clude 'telephone numbers If possible. I Cattlemen Gather for Beef By. JIM BRIGANCE Associated.Press-Writer' Tex. (AP) from a wide area today to shoot-what'one rancher'es- timated may be as many as to protest eco- nomic conditions.. Rancher Dill Greeriway said the too expensive to- raise, to malurity-rwill. IK shot, in the'bead-then .buried by bulldozeri in a mass grave: "There'snothing Icft-tb Greenway said. "It's aji act of-mercy. 1 can't afford to raise them -and I can't give thorn away. Nobody wants Feed just- costs too nuich." Greenway is .spokesman for the''Cross Timbers'Milk and. Beef Producers Association, sponsors of the mass slaugh- ter. Texas Agriculture Com- missioner John C. .White said Tuesday he would be in Ste- phcnville this morning. While -said in a telegram asking the cattlemen to delay the slaughter, "I recognize that everything your members say about the depressed "condi- tions of dairy and livestock men is true, without question but it is my earnest hope that your planned actions lo- marrow can be averted." Greenway said the organiza- tion of Stephenvillc area cat- tlemen met Monday to plan the slaughter which, he said, will be attended by stock rais- ers from Brovnwpod, Clc- Motorcycle Escort Members.of the Knights of the Road provide a motorcycle es- cort for the hearse carrying a fallen member, Joseph Muir, 22, who died last week of injuries: suffered in a crash involving his motorcycle and a car. Muir had Been a. member of the dub, which is sanctioned by the American Motorcycle Assn., for five months. The es- cort accompanied ihe hearse lo a cemetery in Baltimore. (AP Wirephoto) burne, Kori Worth and a broad area of West Central Texas. The calves to be slaugh- tered, he said, are all weaned animals, most ot them dairy cattle. "We can't go on like Ihis Greenway said. not a publicity Itiing. It's- an act of mercy. I've got head and I'm losing a: head on every one of them." Greenway, who has been in; Hit agriculture business 35. said he. is riot con-: "ceme'd. with 'the possibility the: mass slaughter could generate hostility from the nonagricul- tuve.public. "It don't make any differ- ence if it does. Tl ire's noth- ing else we can do. We're all.: going broke. -We can't give them he said. The planned slaughter lows a protest rally staged r: last moiilli at Sulphur Tex., by beef and 'dairymen: over the costs of teed and the" comparatively low prices they 1-eccive for beef and milk. .A delegation of .cattlemen went to Washington last month to-discuss their situa- tion with Agriculture Secre- tary Earl Bulz, -but, according to Greenway, "I just wasted, my money." Best-Seller About Amish Bought Out, Then Burned PHILADELPHIA (AP) book written by a Philadelphia divinity student has been a s e 11 o u.t in Pennsylvania's Amisli country. But for Die wrong -reasons, according lo Ihe author. Dan Neidemiyer, 27, says ..members of the Amish faith raised about to buy ail available copies of his novel, then burned the books and persuaded his pub- lisher to print no more. "What aggravates me is that I was never even consult- ed about said Tv'eider- myer in an interview Tues- day. "N'o one even came to me to say they objected to the book." "Jonathan" centers on Ihe conflicts of a 19-year-old Amish youlh with church lead- ers and his eventual ouster from the religion. Neidormycr said his publish- er, Herald.Press of Scottdalc, Pa., told him arrangements were made with Amish in eastern Pennsylvania and On- tario, Canada, to destroy re- maining stocks arid ceasii iurther publication. He contends there' Were.no objections until Pathway Pub- lishers of Aylmer, bnt., print- ed a critique saying the book "maligns the Amish by its tone, its emphasis, its theme." "I was Informed by a group of church elders thai the book was 'loo Neider- myer said. "It really touched a nerve." The author, a resident of Ephrala, Pa., is currently working for a doctor of divini- ty degree at the Episcopal' Seminary in West Philadel- phia. Many Jury Pool Roage Terms Slaughter Members Excused 9 in Cover-Up Case Tragic But Understandable' WASHINGTON (AP) -U.S. District Judge John J. Sirica today-resumed the painstaking process of selecting a jury in life Watergate cover-up trial. Lawyers familiar with the liiaj of three of former Presi- dent Nixon's closest aides said they expect Sirica to be deli- berate 'and careful in the selection process tecause of the massive publicity sur- rounding Ihe Irial. As the second day of the Irial opened, Sirica advised the new group of 175 prospec- tive jurors lo be aware of "the solemnity of your duties." Some 90 members of an ini- tial pool of 155 potential jurors were excused Tuesday after 'saying they would be unablr, to sil through the trial, expect- ed to last at least until Christ- mas. Weapons Austerity Seen By NIGEL CUiWBERBATCII Associated Press Writer CARACAS, 'Venezuela (AP) Venezuela is raising the tax it collects on exported oil, and a spokesman says the increase will ..add.1-140 million to its oil- earnings this year. Jlincs ano) Hydrocarbons Minister Valentin .Hernandez announced that the tax on oil produced in Venezuela, mostly by American companies, is being increased 41 cents a ban-el from to retroactive to last Jan. 1. The companies include Shell, Gulf, Mobil, Texaco, Sun Oil and Exxon's Creole Petroleum. Earlier Tuesday, Kuwait took a series of moves that will mean a net increase of 75 She's Making A Big Splash Two-year-old Vickie Hos- ford is among a group of preschoolers receiving a gentfe dunking at the YMCA these days in novative swimming program that gets results. Vickie is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Hosford, 3112 Sandefer. Story, picture, Pg. IB. NEWSINDEX Amusements...... .-.....6B Bridge I 1C Business Mirror...........6A Classified ..............5-SC Comics 7B Editorials 4A 88 Hospilol Policnts......... 2A 9C Sports To Your Good Health..... IOC TV Loo TV Seoul 6B Women's News 3B cents a barrel in the-average cost of oil produced'in the Persian Gull-sheikdom in the, last quarter of this year by Gulf and British Petroleum, a Gulf spokesman announced in New York. The two cbnipanies account for the bulk of- Ku- wait's oil production.- Kuwait increased taxes, and royalties on oil owned and sold by Gulf and BP, and de- creased the price of govcrn- oil that the com- panies must buy. However, the government required the companies to increase Ihe amount of oil they buy. As a 'the government will collect a n average, cost of a barrel. Hernandez said [lie Venezue- lan increase ivas "aimed at checking the oil companies' excessive profils without in- creasing Ihe cxuoii He said the oil companies "are not canceled to pass on Ihe new lax increase to con- sumers because tht'y, are hein? taxed for oil they al- ready sold." However, when the Organi- zation of Petroleum Exporting Counlries recommended a 3.5 per cent increase in oil taxes --last month at a meeting in Vienna, 'oil. company repre- sentatives said the increase would be because most contracts with consum- ers provjde for [hat to be done automatically. Hernandez said the new Venezuelan tax hike corre- sponds to the 3.5 per cent ap- proved by the Vienna meeting. But the Vienna resolution rec- ommended the increase (or the last'quarter' of the. year and said nothing about re- troaclivily. Venezuela is [lie largest sup- plier of foreign oil lo the Unit- ed States-and the world's third largest oil ex-porter after Sau- di Arabia and Iran. It ships more- than 1.5 million barrels a'day to the U.S. market and another barrels a day lo Canada. The Venezuelan government estimates ils.-oil revenue this year will total about 510 bil- lion, nearly three times liie 1873 'revenue. By HELEN ANDERSON Capitol Correspondent WASHINGTON Cong. W. R. (Bob) Poage, Waco, called the slaughter of calves in Ste. phenville a "tragic but iindcr- slandabli: situation." The chairman' oi" the' House Agriculture Committee ex- plained that the cost of pro- ducing beef made it unprofita- ble for (lie producers and that they had no choice. Poage also is calling on Ihe President lo revoke an execu- tive order issued last year by President Nixon to import more dairy products -into this country. Poage said that was the cause of Ihe slump in dairy producls in this country. "IF THE PRODUCERS have to kill these calves, I wish someone could find a way lo get them to the needy. Of course, we cannot expect Ihe producer to pay lo get them Poage said. "There should be something done so the calves will not have lo be killed, but I know higher cost "of producing, is creating a serious situation and we should focus on this problem and try to figure1 out some way lo'cut the c-psl of raising livestock." If calves have lo be killed, that will cause the consumer to have to pay much higher prices two years from now. It takes about 18 months lo raise a calf for beer, and if they are killed then, naturally there will be no beef." Omar Burlcson, said he has a "few cattle with a neighbor in Jones and that he- knew what it was all about. WEATHER U.S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Notional service IWtolhfr Mop. P9. ABILENE AND "VICINITY HO-mile rnd u-0 Generally lair Today anj lonignt becoming cloudy Thursday. Mild" nnd cool nights. Snulherly winds 5 lo IS mph. Alferroon hlgns rear 60. LC.VI tonight tn tnc SOS, High and low lor If hours ending t a.m.: 76 ond High and saint date Calt year: and 67. Sunrise loday: sunset lonighl: Sunrile tomorrow: He described it. as .a very "desperate" situation. The 17th District congress- man thinks that'this demon- stration will "at least bring the matter lo (lie national at- tention." "The Congress is trying to determine where'the price dif- ference is and making the Burleson said. "It is certainly not the prod- ucen There is a big difference in what the producer sells his meat for and how much the consumer pays tor it." regret that they are iak- ing such drastic Sen. John Tower said after learn- ing-'of the decision of a Ste- phenville producer to slaugh- ter calves. "I realize their problems are very severe. I have urged the Depl. of Agriculture, for some time now, lo lake action in tliis crisis situation." SEN. TOWER haa liiet.with representatives of the daily-, man's situation recently in Texas, and Washington.'He also said that the 'Senate Agriculture Com- mittee had fact-finding hear- ings Monday and that the Ag- riculture Dcpt. had agreed .to hold hearings on niilk price" supports Oc't..B in Rosemdrit, III. Tower, cites, the high cosl oi feed grains as one of the rea- sons beef prices and'produc-- ing costs have skyrocketed. "The cattlemen are asking for an embargo on all grain exports, but f do not ttimk I hat is Ihe answer, because that naturally would hurt other, in- Tower said. Son. Lloyd Benlsen, Cong. 0. C. Fisher and Cong. Bob Price could not be reached for comment Wednesday morning. Venezuela Raising Export Tax on Oil WASHINGTON (AP) Be- set by galloping cost increas- es, Defense officials face hard 'decisions on what weapons programs can be cut without harming future national secu- rity. Some projects cherished by the Armed Services may be reduced lo austere levels. The Air Force's advanced Bl bomber, shaping up as Ihe most costly warplane in histo- ry, is considered more vulnerable programs. Nothing has been said offi- cially yet about any outright cancellations, but this possibil- ity eventually may arise if in- flation is not checked. The Pentagon issued a re- port Tuesday showing a huge billion jump in Ihe pro- jected costs of 42 major weap- ons programs in only three months time, April through June. It blamed JIG billion of that rise on inflation, which more than twice as'steep HS Defense economists had fore- cast when they, helped prepare' this year's defense budget.' The remaining million was attributed to design changes and olher basic pro-' gram developments. The next quarterly report, covering July through Septem- ber, is ejected to reflect an-, other inflation-induced cost- leap. Secretary.of Defense James R. Schlesinger- said recently the Pentagon leadership has: not yet decided how to handle' Ihe problem. The Pentagon .is certain lo request 'in- creases next year. But Con- gress has been increasingly critical of the Pentagon's money requests and is likely to demand that the military get along with less elaborate hardware. Health Plan Supporters Got AMA Aid B y JAlVrES GEHSTENZANG Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) Orr ganized medicine has contrib- uted more lhan. to campaigns of 42 House mem- bers, most of them supporters of Ihe American Medlc'al'Asso- ciation's health insurance pro- posal, a lobbying organization has disclosed. The Health Security-Action Council, formed, four years ago lo support national heallh insurance legislation, said the 30 Republicans 'and three Democrats have voted for leg- islation favored by the Ameri- can Medical Association and against legislation the.council said would reform personal heallh care services. In a report released Tues- day, the group saicl the contri- butions for 1972 and 1974 cam- paigns .were made by the American Medical Political Action Commitlec, the politi- cal arm of the American Med- ical Association, and similar organizations. The report, tilted "Your Congressman May be Hazard- ous lo Your is based on information provided by the political action committee, the congressmen and Ihcir rc- clcclion commitlces to the clerk of Ihe House of Repre- sentatives. It says four of the congress-- men have received, a total of since the 1968 elec- tions. They are'Reps. Hyper II. Zion, R-Ind., T. Hroyhill, R-Va., David W. Dennis, IMnd., and Earl V. Land- grebe, Mnd., Dciinis' administrative as- sislanl, Dick Powell, said the congressman had received S-f.OOO from the AMA's politi- cal group this year and ac- knowledged that Dennis favors the AHA insurance proposal. "01 the plans that have been proposed It is one of the more Powell said. l.aiidgrcbe's 'legislative as- sistant, Ken MacKenzie, said I.andgrcbe opposed the AMA plan, but would support it over a more liberal measure. Broyhill, a member of the House Ways and Means Com- mittee which is overseeing the health insurance proposals, was a co-sponsor of the AMA's so-called "Mcdicrcdif K'.l. Jte could not be rcjK.cd for comment. Dr. W.J. Liwis, chairman "of the American Medical' Politi- cal Action Committee, criticiz- rd the Health Security Action Council for singling out the 42. congressmen.' "We are currently support-i ing 200 congressional 'candi-' dales, about half of whom are sympathetic to our proposal for national health insurance, half of them he said in a statement. lie said the political action; committee would contribute approximately to var- ioiis political campaigns this year.