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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - October 6, 1974, Abilene, Texas McMurry 20 • Texas 35 Kansas 28 Texas Tech 14 Houston 24 Alabama 35 Ark. Mont. IO Washington 21 Texas A&M IO Okla. State 13 S. Carolina 14 Mississippi 21 ACC 42 Baylor 21 Arkansas 49 SMU 37 Notre Dame 19 Michigan 27 SWTS 9 Florida St. 17 TCU 0 Oregon St. 30 Michigan St. 14 Stanford 16 Angelo State 55 Tarleton    6 ETSU    17 Howard Payne 7See stories in Sports, Section CtEfje &btlme Reporter"WITHOUT OR WITH OFFENSE TO FRIENDS OR FOES WE SKETCH YOUR WORLD EXACTLY AS IT GOES"—Byron POSSIBLE RAIN Complfcte vealier, Pf, XA 94TH YEAR, NO. Ill PHONE 673-4271 ABILENE, TEX., 79604, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 6. 1974—SEVENTY-SIX PAGES IX SEX EN SECTIONS 25c SUND AX jr Ic State Sale» I ai Associated Press j/P) Exporters Cancel Grain Contracts WASHINGTON (A Pi -I’resident Ford won cancellation Saturday of contracts by two exporters to ship $500 million of grain to the Soviet Union. Press Secretary Ron Xessen said the contracts were canceled at Ford s request lest they boost American grocery bills by aggravating a tight supply situation reflecting a disappointing harvest. Earlier Saturday. Agriculture Secretary Earl Butz said the grain deal had been halted but not canceled. Expressing dismay that the Soviet# gave no advance warning they planned massive purchases of corn and wheat, Butz said, “We wish they hadn’t done it.” Nessen announced that grain exporters are being invited here Monday ‘‘to help formulate a system of voluntary cooperation and reporting that will assure reasonable supplies to both domestic and foreign users.” The press secretary said, ‘ It is anticipated that this voluntary cooperative effort will enable the United States to avoid the imposition of general export controls.” Ford, according to Nessen, expressed to the grain export ers who had made deals with Hie Soviets “his strong concern over the potential domestic impact that such sales could have at a time when the United States is experiencing a disappointing harvest of Iced grains.” Nessen said company representatives who met With Ford “evidenced their full willingness to lie responsive to these crucial domestic concerns” and added, “The two companies are now making arrangements for the cancellation of these contracts, in accordance with the government's request.” I he half on shipments of ?! million bushels of corn and 54 million bushels of wheat was negotiated at morning-long White House conferences wiih See SOVIET, Pg. ISA. tot. I POW! Roger Forkner of 2157 Edgemont kicks away a1 a football Saturday in the Punt, Pass and Kick Contest at Oscar Rose Park. Roger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Forkner, won third place in the 11-year-old category. Story, Pg. 17A. (Stall Photo by John Best) U.S.-Soviet Trode Talks Apparently Fall Through WASHINGTON (API -The delicate, three-way bargaining aimed at liberalizing trade with Hussia while assuring freer emigration of Soviet Jt*ws apparently has collapsed, Senate aides said Saturday. One source said the senatoi s spearheading the congressional role in the issue were moved to “a mixture of bafflement and outrage” when the State Department backed out of an exchange of letters that. would have sealed a carefully honed compromise. (’(ingress has refused approval of most-favored-nation trade status for the Soviet Union until it gets assurances that Russia has eased restrictions u|H>n emigration of Jews. After considerable progress was reported in U.S.-Soviet negotiations on the matter, those assurance#, in the form of a series of letters between the administration and Senate, had reached the final drafting stage. Then, surprisingly, the State Department balked, Senate sources said. It was not immediately known whether the reversal had been prompted by a change in the Soviet position or whether the administration simply decided it did not want to vouch for Russia’s word. “We were working on legislative language and suddenly there was a complete reneging on all that’d been worked out ” already with Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and other administration officials, this aide said. He added: “This is the gut’" est violation of good faith in negotiations that Eve ever heard of. It makes negotiating with the Russians themselves look like handling a Sunday school class.” A State Department spokesman refused to comment. The Senate sources said an aide to Kissinger informed Sen, Henry M. Jackson. D-Wash., of the administration decision not to confirm the Senate s understanding of Soviet concessions on Jewell emigration. Jackson is the sponsor of an amendment to the trade bill that would bar granting nondiscriminatory tariff treatment and Export-Import Bank credits to any country which does not let its citizens emigrate freely. The administration has strongly objected to the amendment, contending i t could interfere with detente and warning that it would invite a W hite House veto. Taking .part along with Jackson in the months-long talks with the administration have been Sens. Abraham Kiln coff, D-Conn., and Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y, “All three were really shocked by this turn ut events,” said one source. Inside Today Sale Nets Rehab Center Over $9,000 The second phase of the annual Cattlemen's Round-Up for Crippled Children raises more than $9,000 for the West Texas Rehabilitation Center in the annual horse sale Pq. 17C. Egypt and Israel mark the anniversary of the Yom Kippur war. Pq. 11 A. The British election next Thursday is beinq billed as the most critical for the nation in this century. Pq. 10A. Changes in Greene County, Ala., possibly are beyond the visions of the late Dr. Martin Luther Kinq Pq. 17A. Abilene Event* Calendar 48 Amusement* 1.48 Austin Notebook 5 A Berry's World 4* Books ........ 164 Bridoe 21 A Classified ii-i*c Crossword Puzzle 2PA Editorial* . 4A Farm News 17, 1«C Heorttine ........... . 2tA Horoseooe ...... ?SA Hospital Patients in A Jumble Puzzle Markets ... 8-1 ne Obituaries 14 A, 17A, UC Oil IRC P»rnrdin«s “>R *et»>nq the Scene IR Snorts 1-»C 744 This Week In West Tex as . 7* \ Today In Historv 71A Ta Yaiir Good Heolth ?1 4 TV Toh 1-14? Women's News 1120 3 Die in Blast Near Plainview PLAINVIEW, Tex. (AP -Three men died and another was seriously injured Saturday afternoon in an explosion at a farm ten miles north of here, said Hale County Sheriff Charles Tue Authorities identified the dead men as Randy Harold Goree, 20; Danny Marvin Graham, 21; and Bradley Scott Copper, 19, all of the Plainview area. Officials said the injured man. Steven Deene. 18, of Hamilton Air Force Base, (’alif., was transferred to a Lubbock hospital. Sheriff Tile said his preliminary investigation at the scene of the blast indicated the men were building a homemade bomb by jacking sodium chlorate into a container alorg with some other substance. the survivor, Deene. told investigators he sensed something was wrong and moved aw av from the device just before the explosion. A neighboring farmer told sheriff s deputies that he had heard several blasts Friday and at least one more Saturday morning. .Sheriff Tue said Graham was the grandson of the ll. L Mastens on whose farm the blast occurred “It seems bkt* those fellows were experimenting with explosives when something went wrong.” said Sheriff Tue “They were gathered around a work bench outside a farm house when the bomb went off,” the sheriff added 'Dream' Gift: Ranch for Mice DALLAS <AP) - The Nei-man-Marcus specialty store, whose Christmas catalogue features each year some expensive offbeat items, is pushing a mouse ranch this season. “We created it as the [Kibble fulfillment of your childhood dream and a paradise for mice,” reads the blurb for the mouse ranch in the catalogue reaching many homes this weekend. The buyer must furnish hi' own mice. The price: $3,500. The ranch is made of clear acrylic and is 48x38x18 inches It contains watering tai feeding pens, fencing anc windmill. For that price you reef genuine silver plated twee/ to pick up the little bea personalized branding iron mg indelible ink, and inst! tions on the care and feed of mice. lf mice aren't your th: you might like a boat vvhicl propelled and supported by for $3,500. It has space for I passengers. If you want something routine, there is a i?*2 Chinchilla coat. For the rr try a nice beach scene o tie for 122.50. Teamwork HelpsFamily Soothe Inflation Bite is a “jack of all trades,” and knew how to garden as well as repair their car and fix manv things around tho house. One problem the Wilkinsons do not have is a baby-sitte, shortage. Four daughters, ages 6, IO. 16 and 22. are all available much of the time to help with their baby brother, 8-month-old Billy Tom. \dually the oldest daughter, Mrs. Sabra Holmes, and her husband live down the street and have a one-year-old daughter who is several months See WILKINSON, Pg. IBA. (®|. fHome style entertainment The Wilkinson family of 218 N. Crockett does what millions of Americans do for entertainment during these inflationary times — watch television. Monty for movies, vacations and other extras is scarce, especially for a family of six. Left to right are Marty Wilkinson, holding 8-month-old Billy Tom; Debra, 16; Tantra, 6; Marta. IO; and Laverne Wilkinson, tStaff Photo by John Best! By JIM CONLEY Reporter-New s Staff Writer When a family with an “average income’ has four children still at home, and the wife is home taking care of them, everyone learns to cut corners to make ends meet. They don’t take vacations-—at least not very often. They don’t eat out They don’t spend money on entertainment. And they pray thai no major medical problems come up. The Marty Wilkinsons of 218 N. ( Lockett are such a family They aren’t poor by any means. Wilkinson is a self-employed paint contractor who has a nice, mostly frame house he's been paying on for 15 veals. And the Wilkinsons, of course, are not going hungry. KIT THINGS arc getting rougher for them, as they are for most people in the squeeze ot the worst inflation in many years. “We cry every week when we go to the grocery stoie,” said Laverne Wilkinson with an ironic laugh. “It scorns like every week Hungs keep going up. Sugar is the main thing that comes to mind. “But we’ve been going to the cheaper brands of canned goods, to make casseroles and s(, forth. And we had our fust attempt at a garden this summer.” Mrs. Wilkinson said the garden was just a small one “bul we are going to have a larger one next year. We had tomato e s, onions, radishes, okra. black-eyed pea> and carrots Next year we plan to can some and put things up and freeze them.” She said that fortunately her husbandIn a Pinch While President Ford and his economic experts work daily on the growing inflation problem, Abilene families, along with millions of others throughout the nation, are living every day with risinq prices which restrict the buyinq power of their paychecks. Today, The Repor-ter-News beqins a series, which will run afternoons this week, on how Abilenians in different situations are living with the problem. The first story today tells how a family of six, including three school children, fights higher prices for food, entertainment, clothing and everything else a family buys. Other stories will include a young divorcee with a child; a moonlighting husband; a family on welfare; a retired cuplc on social security; a couple with the husband tryinq to work through college; and a younq single man. ;

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